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The following official figures given
out for publication will be of interest:
The national balance sheet for 1900
--1901 shows a net deficit of £53,207,
--200 ($260,03o,000). The Boer war, ac
ording to the chancellor, has cost the
government £146,567,000 ($732,835,
--000), or double the cost of the Cri
mean war. The total expenditures
for 1901-1902 are estimated at £187,
--602,000 ($938,010,000), of which £58,
--320,000 ($291,600,000) is for the Boer
war, while the revenues will yield
only within £57,000,000 ($285,000,
--000) of this amount. This deficiency
is to be met in part by an increase in
the income tax, and a tax on raw
sugar, molasses, sirup, glucose and
coal. To meet the remaining deficit,
which is estimated at £39.707,000
($198,535,000), the chancellor pro
poses to borrow £60,000.000 ($300,
--000,000) upon consuls.
Never before perhaps in the his
tory of Great Britain has she been so
financially cramped as at the present
time. The taxation measures that are
now before parliament for its consid
eration in order to raise more money
for carrying on the war, is not meet
ing public approval by any means. It
is being opposed by the people all
over the country because it will im
pose excessive taxation on them, so
excessive as to make it almost impos
sible for them to bear the burden
and at the same time keep the wolf
from the door. This great financial
distress has come over Great Britain
all because she permitted her secre
tary of colonies to plunge her into an
unnecessary war with South Africa.
The war down there has already cost
Great Britain many millions of
pounds sterling, and the end is not
yet in sight.
The daily dispatches of last Friday
report the return of young Maceo
from the Philippine islands, whither
he went some months ago as one of
Uncle Sam's soldiers to fight the
Filipinos. Young Maceo was charged
with giving information to the insur
gents in the Philippine islands and
considered a dangerous character to
be allowed to remain on the islands,
hence his deportation. This young
man claims to be a direct son of the
brave Antonio Maceo who so long bat
tled for Cuba's liberty and w ras killed
by the treachery of Butcher Weyler,
being shot under a flag of truce. The
young man came to the United States,
posed as an injured innocent and
drifted around over the country in
first one capacity and then another
until he reached this section, where
he became quite a nuisance. It is
very doubtful if he is even a Cuban,
and it is still more doubtful if he is
even a son or any relation whatever
of Antonio Maceo, or any of the other
famous Cuban leaders. He impreses
the average American citizen on
close inspection as a complete im
It should be rather discouraging to
the authorities of the United States
to learn from financial statistics that
the Cubans are doing the most of
their trading in European countries
to the disadvantage of this country.
Although Cuba had been battling for
her liberty and freedom for the past
thirty years or more, no European
country ever raised its hand to assist
her to obtain the same, and no Euro
pean country ever would have done
so,, but the United States went down
there for the sake of humanity and
proclaimed to the Spanish govern
ment that Cuba should be free, and
did more than proclaim—she backed
up her words with gunboats and sol
diers, who succeeded, after many
hard-fought battles, in wiping the
Spanish power from the Cuban isl
ands. Now these Cubans are not
grateful enough to return such fa
vors by trading in the United States,
the nation that has befriended them,
but go to those nations and countries
who stood ready and willing for Spain
to fetter even more securely than they
already had the bond of oppression on
them. Consistency is a jewel, and
the Cubans should begin to practice
such before they are much older.
Aguinaldo's peace manifesto is a
rather unique document, and though
it may have the desired effect on the
natives of the Philippine islands, yet
in the minds of a great majority of
the people of this country it will have
no more weight than if it had never
been issued. This insurgent chief
never had foresight enough to see
that he was battling against the inev
itable in brooking the power and
opinions of the authorities of the
United States, hence he led his peo
ple into a useless war, which resulted
in many thousands of them being
slaughtered. Had he issued the same
manifesto many months ago that he
has recently issued from his prison
cell, war would have been averted,
and the islands and the inhabitants
thereof would now be enjoying peace,
happiness and prosperity in general.
Perhaps Aguinaldo and his followers
might have established an indepen
dent government there, but the prob
abilities are that they would not have,
and if they had have, some European
power would have gobbled up the
whole archipelago dispite the fact
that the United States had broken
the power of Spain on those islands,
and had rescued them from a most
cruel and tyrannical government. No
country in the world had more rights
to that island than the United States
after Dewey had sunk the Spanish
fleet, and it was the mistake of Aguin
aldo's life to advocate opposition to
this government. His manifesto,
however, is better late than never.
Affairs in China are still in a tur
bulent condition, and an international
upheaval in that country among those
powers that are there now for the pro-!
tection of human life, both natives
and foreigners, may break out at any
moment. Japan has her fighting
clothes on, and she seems determined \
to attack Russia, and, if possible,
drive her out of the "Far East."
Whether Japan is justifiable in doing]
this or not, if she does do so under
the circumstances, it will bring on an
international imbroglio that must re
sult in a general war among the j
powers that are now holding the forts
in the Chinese territory. Russia is
mobilizing her soldiers in great num
bers on the Chinese frontiers and
dictating to Corea as to its official
movements, while Japan is mobiliz
ing her fleets on the borders of China
and about the strongholds of Russia
that she may be prepared to let loose
her dogs of war at any moment. . War
may be averted over there, but it
looks at this writing as the inevitable, I
and the principal nations of the
world seem doomed to become en
tangled in a general international
war over the Chinese question.
Columns after columns of newspa
per articles concerning the proposed
"swing around the circle" of Presi
dent McKinley, which will begin early
in May, are being written and printed
just now. This is a custom that has
been in vogue for a goodly number of
years among the presidents of this
country. In most cases it has been
for political effect, but in this case it
is done purely from a patriotic mo
tive, that the citizens hereof can come
in contact with the executive ruler,
and see that he after all is but a man i
and a citizen. President McKinley
certainly cannot expect another nom
ination and election at the hands of
the voters of this country, and for this
reason his presidential outing cannot
be charged up to political motives.
He may aspire to a third term, but
such is hardly probable, and if he did
he would doubtless meet the same
fate as did the immortal Ulysses S.
Grant, the nation's foremost man of
the nineteenth century.
One of the saddest and most la
mentable affairs that has happened in
the Northwest for the past qurter of
a century, perhaps, occurred in Van
couver, Wash., last Friday and Sat
urday. The First National bank of
that city was found to be short some
$81,000 by Bank Examiner J. W. Max
well, who at once charged Charles
Brown, president of the bank, and E.
L. Canby, cashier, with the crime of
looting the bank of its deposits.
When confronted with the crime they
at once broke down and admitted
their guilt. For a moment after be
ing confronted with that crime the
men seemed perfectly desperate, and
debated in their minds whether to
take the life of Mr. Maxwell or their
own. After an experience such as
would cause the average mans hair
to turn gray in the course of an hour,
Mr. Maxwell succeeded in getting
control of the bank and getting the
accused men to leave the building.
They at once dropped out of sight, j
and though warrants were immedi
ately sworn out for their arrest, they
could not be found until late Satur-!
day night, when their dead bodies
were found lying one across the other,
both having committed suicide with
the same revolver. The bank was
supposed to be in excellent condition
until the shortage was accidentally
discovered, as the last report showed
$230,000 on deposit. No official state
ment has as yet been made concern
ing the exact condition of the bank by
Mr. Maxwell.
The Cuban convention having re
jected the Platt amendment, has de
cided to send a committee, composed
of the following members of the con
stitutional convention, to confer with
President McKinley as to the differ
ences which exist between the conven
tion and the United States. The com
mittee of five is made up as follows:
Senors Tamniayo, Capote, Berriel.
Toortundo and Lorente. It may be a
wise move on the part of the Cubans,
but it certainly will not cause the
United States to modify the position
which it has already taken on the Cu-1
ban question; but, as has been said j
by some newspaper commentator, it
may bring the Cubans to their proper
sense of mind, and convince them that J
the United States proposes to be fair
with them, but proposes to be fair |
with itself first of all. This country j
has a duty to perfom so far as those is
lands are concerned, and it will per
form it to the letter of the law before
it will ever surrender one jot or tittle '
of its present power on those islands.
"Let the Negroes not desert the
church and the schoolhouse," says a
religious exchange, and it might have
Pdded, nor the farm as well. When a
race, no better prepared for commer
] cial pursuits than is the Negro of this
! country, deserts the country and the
j farm for the counting room and the
, city's soft snaps, then such a race is
but lending a helping hand to the re
tarding of its own progress and pros
perity and financially digging its own
Major John R. Lynch, who was re
cently appointed to a paymastership
in the regular army, is one of the
most complete self-made men that
this country has ever seen. At the
time of the emancipation Mr. Lynch
was unable to read or write, though
he was over twenty years of age, but
by hard study and perseverance he
has not only, learned to read and
write, but has made himself one of
Mississippi's foremost thinkers and
statesmen, his color to the contrary
notwithstanding, and now he seems
in a fair way of being one of the na
tion's leading and foremost men as
a BUSINESS success.
"Booked to land, George H. Wnite,
et —Colored American. With
Mr. White's prestige and experience
in business affairs it would seem that
he would rot lose very much time in
trying to land in a federal position.
If he is as able and as successful a
lawyer as he has been credited with
being, he would certainly do himself,
as well as his race a great deal more
credit to prove to be a business suc
cess, rather than an officeholding suc
cess, and leave that to men possessing
less tact and talent than he.
An exchange thinks that the colored
race is "weak in leaders," whereas a
contemporary retorts, "it i s weak
from leaders." Both, to some extent,
are wrong. Able leaders, made up
of polished, refined and educated gen
tlemen are much needed among the
colored folk of this country at present
leaders of the Booker T. Washing- 1
ton stripe. It is also true that men.
immoral, ignorant and vicious, are too*
frequently found among the Negroes
posing as their real race leaders,
which is very injurious to them as a
race. There is always room at the
top for good men, while on the other
hand, impostors should be crowded
What the Negroes of Maryland
should have been doing for the past
quarter of a century they have begun
to do sin* el the rlisiriiiieLifement out
rage has been perpetrated in that
state. Night schools all over the
;.tule have sprung up like magic, and
every man and his brother among the
Republicans are teaching the illiterate
Negroes to read and write, that they
may be able to vote at the next elec
tion. Here is a true case of an angel
sending it, though the devil brought
It is rather an imposition on the
part of Bishop Turner to wish to have
ail of the ciitnii.alr; of his race in this
country sent to Africa as a punish
ment for any crime, they may hve
committed. Those people, it would
appear, are already low enough in the
slums of perdition without being
dragged farther therein by lump lots
of semi-civilized criminals from this
country, which would be the case, it
Bishop Turner's plan was carried
out. If any of his race are to go to
Africa it should be the very best ones.
One of the regular reporters of the
Daily Record of Chicago is W. H. A.
Moore, a young colored gentleman
who is highly educated and a ready
writer and has quite a nose for news.
Just why more young colored men
have not taken to this field is a ques
tion that is hard to explain. There is
no excuse in saying that managing
editors of papers will not employ
them, for if the applicant will turn in
I a good story the paper will always
find room for it, and if he repeates it
and repeats it again, the paper will
not only find room for his stories, but
the managing editor will find a regu
lar place for so ready a story writer.
Repeatedly has the editor of The Re
publican been offered places on daily
papers," yea, twice he has worked on
daily papers in this city as a regular
reporter and found no more trouble
than the other fellow whose skin was
a good deal fairer.
In the Eastern states and cities
young colored men are taking to type
writing and stenographic work very
rapidly and are making such success
ful operators in that line that they
are being extensively employed by
commercial concerns and business
enterprises in the capacity of type
writer and stenographer. They espe
! cially make most excellent, as well as
i efficient private secretaries. It is i
said that the late Collis P. Hunting
ten's private secretary was a colored
man, und no one. regardless of his
station in life, could see Mr. Hunting
ton without first making his business
known to his colored private secre
tary, and he would decide whether
the applicant could see the '"master"
or not. Often he made mistakes, it is
said, but Mr. Huntington retained him
until his death, and he is now occupy
ing the same position for Archer M.
Huntington, the adopted son of Collis
P. Huntington. George Gould, the fa
mous lailroad king, has a colored pri
vate secretary, and he, too, has the
absolute say as to who will see Mr.
Goulc' on business relations. He
started oat on a small salary, but has
been raised by Mr. Gould, until he is
now drawing a fabu'ous sum lor "pro
tecting him from cranks.
Speaking about the actions of the
union bricklayers refusing to work
with colored bricklayers on the state
house in Mississippi, calls to mind
the fact that throughout the South
now and ever since the mind of man
runneth not to the contrary both the
skilled and the unskilled labor in that
section have been done by the color
ed folk. The skilled mechanic, white,
was the exception, and by no means
the i vile. Contracting and building,
whether brick, wood or iron, have
beve been done for years by colored
men, and this explains why only that
class of colored men without money,
means or experience come North,
the mechanic finding plenty of work
to do in the South without ever hav
ing to be troubled with either union
or unionism; but when they have
ventured North they find not only
unionism to fight, but color preju
dice as well. Nowhere in the North
are colored mechanics given a fair
show to do honest labor, and so when
they, want to continue to follow their
occupations they remain in the South.
Norway is about three times the
size of New York state.
Canada hatches annually 75,000,000
Northumberland is the worst coun
try for drunkenness in England.
Charity in Great Britain last year
relieved 792,367 persons in distress.
'The taxes collected in the city of
New York are greater than the total
wealth of the- city was five years ago.
Mexico and the United States fur
nish the world one-half of all of the
silver that it uses in every way.
There are 700,000 children of school
age in London, and out of these 100,
--000 are always absent from school.
The vacant land in the city of Bos
ton has an assessed valuation of $62,
All Spanish sheep are white except
those of La Manchura, which are
Over 20,000 unmarried girls left
Ireland for the United States during
the year 1900.
The oil wells of Montpelier, Ind.,
produced 407,600 barrels of oil in
March, which was sold for $420,000.
In the United Kingdom of Great
Britain the longevity of life from one
to one hundred years is sixty-one
years, seven months and seven days.
In Charleston, S. C, there is an as
paragus farm of 206 acres from which
the proprietor is making a mint of
Next year it is reported that there
will be an increase of between 50,000
and 100,000 additional acres of land
devoted to rice culture in the South.
There is an oak tree in the island
of Chios, in the Aegean sea, which is
believed to be twenty-nine centuries
Over 500,000 copies of the novel
"East Lynn" have been sold since it
was first issued, and still there are no
signs of stopping.
A seat in the New York stock ex
change recently sold for $59,000. This
breaks all previous records in this di
Mexico leads in the manufacture of
cigarettes. Last year 376,000,000
packages of cigarettes and 119,000,000
cigars were turned out.
France has water boundary as fol
lows: Mediterranean sea coast, 395
miles; North sea, straits of Dover
and English channel, 572 miles; At
lantic ocean, 584 miles.
Nazareth, the famous Biblical city,
now has a telegraph office, and the
Armenian proprietor, who is attired
in European dress, ticks the wires to
the outside world at that point.
The census of Cuba, taken in 1900,
shows the following proportion of
the races of that island: Whites,
1.052,497 (of these 910,299 are native
born); blacks, 505,443. (Of these
234,638 are Negroes and 270,805 are
persons of mixed blood.)
Mrs. John Kangley, widow of John
Kangley, who was left by him 1,365
shares of Burlington stock, has sold
the same at $65 per share and there
by realized over $100,000 in cash by
the investment.
The recent announcement on the
part of the Pacific Coast Co., to the
effect that it proposes to make im
provements in and about the Frank
lin mines, which would require an
outlay of some $180,000, recalls to the
minds of a great many people now
living in King county that at one time
the Franklin mines had the largest
output of coal and was the most ex
tensive coal mining camp in the state
of Washington. Once upon a time
there were not less than a thousand
men employed at the Franklin mines,
and on pay days there the miners re
ceived all the way from $60,000 to
$100,000. At that time it, perhaps,
had the most complete mining plant
anywhere to be found north of Cali
fornia and west of Montana. That
mining camp was the source of exten
sive revenues faor Seattle, and many
commercial houses almost depended
solely upon the trade derived from
those mines. It is very gratifying,
therefore, to learn from the authori
ties that Franklin is to again bloom
as it did in days of yore and be the
means of distributing many thousands
of dollars each month among the
working people and commercial
houses of King county.
The report that a number of men
had been almost overcome with gas
and fumes in the Great Northern tun
nel through the Cascade mountains
and the actual death of one man,
which the coroner's jury declared died
on the account of negligence on the
part of the railroad authorities, brings
to mind that this road has probably
had more fatal accidents on it in re
cent mouths than any other road
spanning the continent. Whether or
not the railroad authorities are blam
able for these accidents this paper is
not prepared to say, but it does know
that no other road now or at any other
time has reported so many fatal acci
dents as are now being charged up
to the Great Northern. The recent
accident in the tunnel is the second
of its kind thus far in this year, and
something should be done to obviate
the danger to human life in that tun
nel. The tame danger does not tend
the working men of a similar North
ern Pacific tunnel, and it does seem
that the Great Northern should be as
equally successfully handled as it.
It is noted that a couple of masked
men recently robbed a saiOn in New
castle and relieved the proprietor of
some $2,500. Is it possible that the
thieves and thugs that have overrun
this city for so many months are now
branching out to take in the subur
ban towns and communities and re
lieve the citizens thereof of whatever
money and valuables they may hap
pen to have in their possession? It is
unfortunate for even saloon men to
lose so much money at the hands of
highway robbers, but, after all, it is
but one robber robbing another rob
ber. What business did a saloon have
of having that amount of money in its
safe? Had the proprietor of that sa
loon not taken that money there to
skin the miners out of their hard
earnings, . both by shaving their
checks and selling them vile drinks
lor the demoralizing of themselves
and their families, no such an amount
of money would have ever been in his
premises at the time. It is to be re
gretted that highway robbery is so
common in this section of the coun
try at present, but no tears should be
shed for any man who has legally
robbed men of their reason as well as
their money, by selling them liquors
for as many years as has Henry Col
lins, the man who was robbed, in case
he happens to get looted for a few
Never before in the history of this
city were there so manuy robberies,
holdups and deviltry in general com
mitted as at present. Saloons broils
in the dead hours of the night, when
saloons if run according to law, should
be closed, are of nightly occurrence.
There is no doubt but that if all of
these saloons were closed at 1 o'clock
and kept closed until 6 the next morn
ing, that the amount of crime. would
be lessened in this city. There are
hundreds and hundreds of men in this
city who never go to bed only on the
chairs and benches in the saloons and
brothels where they drink and carouse
until they are unable to navigate, and
then stagger over to the bench and
3k-ep the balance of the time. Al
though some man is robbed and all
but murdeied every night, it is rarely
that any of these holdups ar^ ever
caught by the policemen and till
more rarely of one ever being con
victed unless he confesses his own
Mrs. Frank Alfred was over from
Bremerton last Thursday.
Mr. Eugene Harris, who has been in
Tacoma since last January, has de
cided to return to Seattle and take
up the thread where he laid it down.
Mr. Fred C. Stewart, superinten
dent of the White river hatchery, was
visiting in this city last Tuesday and
shaking hands with his many friends.
Ed Morrison, formerly of Seattle,
and quite well .nown here in certain
circles, has been sentenced to one
year in the penitentiary from What
com county on a charge of burglary.
Mr. H. H. Dearborn, the tide land
king, who has been in Eastern Wash
ington visiting his former home in
Walla Walla, returned from that
place last Monday morning, and is
again at his desk disposing of tide
land and other real estate.
In case you or any of the readers of
The Republican need furniture or
household goods of any kind, class or
description, you would make money
by buying such things of the Holmes
Furniture Co., of this city. It un
doubtedly is made up of the best line
of furniture for the money of any
similar house in the city, and The Re
publican can vouch for it that you will
be more considerately treated in
that house than any other house in
the city.
An entertainment was given at the
A. M. E. church last Wednesday even
ing for the benefit of the stewards,
whose duty it is to raise money for
the maintenance of the church. The
entertainment was quite well attend
ed and highly appreciated by those
present. The following persons took
part: Recitation. Miss Cora Lauce;
solo, Miss Strauthers; recitation,
Mr. Reuben Miller; paper, "Our
State," Mr. J. F. Cragwell; mandolin
solo, Mr. Ora; solo, Mr. Gordon; ad
dress, Mr. Black, of New York; duet,
Miss Clara Threet and Mr. Gayton;
recitation. Miss Lillie Bailey; duet,
Mr. Davis and Mr. Taylor.
On last Wednesday evening, April
19, "The Young People's Pleasure
Club" of this city, gave their third
surprise party of this season at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Clark,
No. 11l Twenty-fifth avenue north.
The first was given at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. R. Dixon, in honor of their
son Chester; the second was given
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien,
in honor of their daughter Margaret,
and the third was given in honor of
Alma and Byron Clark. Those pres
ent were: Miss Clark, Miss Harris,
Miss Selby, Miss Lee, Miss Bailey,
Misses D. and M. O'Brien and Mr.
Clark, Mr. Miller, Mr. Butler, Mr.
Dixon, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Morton and
Mr. Hall.
The Third Avneue.
The Elleford Company, which is
headed by Miss Jessie Norton, a
bright little lady who plays soubrette
roles charmingly, has been playing to
large houses at the Third Avenue
theater the past week, will enter on
the second and last Iweek of their en
gagement Sunday matinee with the
presentation of "The Two Sisters."
It is by Denman Thompson, author of
"The Old Homestead." It is a play of
emotion and is regarded by the best
of writers of the press as an import
ant revolution in dramatic workman
ship, as it comes closer to the people,
reflecting their joys and sorrows, and
is interesting because it is full of hu
man nature; it entertains every mo
ment. "The Two Sisters" will run
until Thursday evening, giving way
to "The Beacon Lights," adapted to
the stage by Jos. R. Grismer.
The Grand Opera House.
The fourth week of the Frawley
season at the Grand Opera House will
begin Sunday afternoon. A strong
hope has been expressed that the en
gagement may be prolonged for a
few weeks, and there is a probability
that this may be the case. Two bills
will be given next week. The first
play is to be "The Ensign," the stir
ring naval drama by William Ha
worth. This will hold the boards from
Sunday to and including Wednesday
afternoon and night. On Thursday,
and for the remainder of the week,
with a matinee on Saturday, the great
comedy drama of modern American
life, "The Senator," will be given.
The Seattle.
The Seattle public is to see Miss
Blanche Walsh in a new role at the
Seattle theater for three nights, com
mencing Sunday. Under the manage
ment of Mr. Ben Stern and Mr. Joseph
Brooks she is being starred this sea
son as Josephine in "More Than
Queen." Miss Walsh's appearance
will be awaited with considerable in
terest, for the role she is portraying
is perhaps the most pretentious of her
stage career.
La Loie Fuller, the wonderful
French dancer, is coming to the Seat
tle theater for four nights next week.
She is now on her farewell tour of
America, and created a new dance
this season, in which she wears a
dress containing 10,000 yards of silk.
This cost in Europe over $5,000, and
so delicate is the texture that it re
quired a Chinese firm four years to
make up the order.
A visit from Editor Kibbe and
daughter, of the Elma Chronicle, last
Friday was journalistically refresh
ing. The Chronicle, by the way, has
just celebrated its twelfth birthday.
We have just purchased forty acres
of absolutely proven oil lands at Sun
set. Kern County, California.
Work drilling wells will commence
within thirty days and as soon as the
town site is platted. We sell the lots,
reserving oil rights. Call at office,
1221 First avenue and see samples of
oil and maps.
Stock non-assessable. Stock will
advance in price as work progresses.

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