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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
Vol. VIII., No. 6 BROTHER IN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob- serving Men. BORROWED THOUGHTS Negro Business League to Meet in Chicago — Colored Girl Wins Highest Honors in Denver—Col ored Soldiers Have Heturned From Philippines-In Splendid Condition— Hon. H. C. Smith is Defeated for Re-nomination. BUSINESS LBAGVE. The National Negro Business League, which is headed by Booker T. Washington as president, has been called to meet in Chicago Au gust 21, 22 and 23, inclusive, and as in the past it is hoped that this meet ing will prove a splendid success and will do much toward harmonizing the differences that exist between the white and the black folk of this country. The citizens of Chicago are reported enthusiastic over the . prospects of the League holding its next session there, and everything possible will be done by them to make the delegates comfortable while attending its session. The call says any person engaged in commer cial enterprises or properly delegated to represent any individual engaged in commercial enterprises is entitled to membership under such regula tions as may be adopted. A striking feature about the League is that women as well as men are entitled to seats in the League. So successful was the session of the League which was held in Boston last year that the proceedings have been published in book form, and the same is finding quite a circulation. The call is is sued by Booker T. Washington, President; T. Thomas Fortune, chairman executive committee, and E. E. Cooper, Secretary. COLORED GIRL WOK. At the industrial training school in Denver, Colorado, one Miss Zi porah Josephs the daughter of a Negro brick layer, won the highest honors and of course was the vale dictorian of the graduating class. When it was learned that she had stood at the head of her class it caused a commotion among the more aristocratic white students, and they refused for a while to take any part in the graduating exercises, but the school board would not hear to such proceedings, and gave the young ladies their choice of either not grad-' uating at all or to take their places at the commencement exercises, which they did. Miss Joseph is said to be one of the brightest pupils that has ever graduated from that school,' and the Denver papers have sung her praise in the highest. This young lady was formerly from New Orleans,'where four other sisters took the highest premiums in the Southern University, which is con ducted for the benefit of colored stu dents. BLACK BOYS BACK. Prom the San Francisco Examin er it is learned that the Forty-eighth regiment and the second and third battalions of the Forty-ninth regi ment, which have been fighting in the Philippines, have just returned and are now quartetred in that city. Both of these regiments are made up wholly of colored men with the exception of the commissioned of ficers, and they have been doing ser vice in the Philippines for the past year or more. The Examiner is re sponsible for the assertion that these troops returned in better condition than any other troops have returned from the Philippines, and Colonel Duvall, who has charge of them, is responsible for the following: "On board of the transport there were 2,10S persons, all of whom belonged to the regiment above. The Forty eighth and Forty-ninth regiments were stationed in Luzon in the coun try where Aguinaldo was captured. While they had ninny skirmishes with the enemy, few of their number were killed. The forty-eighth lost only thirty-six men in battle and from disease, the Forty-ninth, owing! to smallpox breaking out in its camp, lost eighty-seven. In both of these regiments the line officers are colored men, while the field officers are white. Seven of the men of the Forty-ninth deserted and joined the ranks of the Philippines, and two of them were afterwards killed. These troops, in my opinion, stand the cli mate of the Philippines much better than the whites, and our govern ment would do well to send more of thoim over there to do patrol duty, even after the war is over. SMITH TURNED DOWN. Hon. Harrison Smith, who has been, a member of the Ohio legisla ture for a number of years and taken a most active part in its delibera tions, was defeated for renomination last week, and William Clifford was nominated instead. Both of these gentlemen are men of color, but Mr. Smith has gone out of his way to oppose the ambitions of Mark Han na and J. B. Foraker, and as a result he was defeated at the primaries at the last primary election held in his district. PERSONAL. Shave at Frank's place. What about that 4th of August picnic and outing? Consult The Republican's business directory before you start shopping. J. S. Graham's ad in this issue will be a revelation to the lady read ers of The Kepublican. Bead it. . Mr. Ford, of Fargo, is visiting friends in the city with the view of making this his home. Mr. and Mrs. W. V. White, of Vancouver, were attending to busi ness in this city this week. Personal and social news always gladly received. Drop us a card if you have not time to call. Mr. Jefferson, of Oakland, Cal., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harris, with whom he' was acquainted in Califor nia. Quite 'i celebration was held at the A. M. E. church last evening (Ith), and a grand good time was enjoyed by all present. Mrs. William Grass is in receipt of a letter from her son George, who is now in Colorado and is still working his way East. He reports much suc cess in his business in the mountains of Colorado. Mrs. White, while crossing the railroad track last Saturday in her milk wagon, was struck by a freight car, and she and her granddaughter were seriously injured. The Republican has begun a busi ness directory. As a reader of its columns will you speak a good word for it with your dealer. It will help the paper and do you no harm. Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Harris invited a few friends to their home last Tuesday evening in honor of their sister, -who is visiting with them at present. Besides the host and hos tess there were present Miss Mamie Harris, Rev. and Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Townes, sister of Mrs. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gayton, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Deßoe, Mr. and Mrs. Combs, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, Miss Kincaid, Miss Couz zins, Mr. Sims, Mr. Fort, Mr. Black, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Willie, Mrs. Grosse, Mrs. Washington, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. and Mrs. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Tay lor, Mr. Goldsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Cayton. ROSLYN. Do not overlook the fact that The Republican is much in need of your subscription money. Work is still plentiful in this; camp and all who come can get work as soon as they arrive here. Mrs. R. M. Gibson has removed to her large and commodious boarding house. Deacon L. L. Smith has returned from Spokane after a few months' visit in that city. At the installation of the Masonic lodge, mention of which was made last week, the following new officers were installed for the ensuing year: J. L. Chilsm. W. 1L; J. W. Shavers, S. W.: Frank King. J. W.; R. H. Taylor, Sec; Unas. Edmond, Teats.; Julius Johnson, Tyler. The ladies of the Home Foreign Mission Circle held their regular monthly meeting last Sunday at 3 o'clock. The meeting was addressed by Mrs. tfattie Woodson. Scripture reading, Rev. CKggß; select reading, Mrs. Sophia Morrison. A mission ary paper by Mrs. Fannie Anderson and a paper by Mrs. Donaldson on the good care of children. The late tragedy has brought out the fact that the little twinklin * is the most cheerful journalistic lying turncoat that has ever blotted a page in Seattle. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1901 PASSING EVENTS Of Men and Things in the Public Mind. THE WEEKLY REVIEW Tom Pratt to Quit Public Life -Yale and Harvard Fight for Cham pionship-Jessie Morrison Con victed of Manslaughter in Sec ond Degree —New York Bank Goes to Pieces—Ohio's off Year Politically. TOM PLATT QUITS. Rumor has it that Thomas C. Platt, the noted New York politician and wire puller, is to retire from ac tive politics and business in gen eral after the expiration of his pres ent term of office as United States Senator from the State of New York. If the rumor is well founded and Mr. Platt retires one of the shrewdest and most sagacious political leaders that the present age lias seen will, using common street vernacular, pass in his political checks. Almost since the mind of man runneth-»ot to the contrary, Tom Platt's name has been prominent in political aiiairs of the j&npire State. He at one time was the junior Senator from New York when the noted Roscoe Conklin held the senior place, and was almost the* national dictator of the Republican party. When Garfield turned Conk lin down by refusing to appoint his recommendation for a federal posi tion in New York he resigned his seat in the Senate and his associate, Mr. Platt, followed suit. Mr. Conk lin made a desperate effort to re turn to the Senate, but flatly failed, for some time Mr. Platt re mained in political retirement, not ( daring to leave his sulking tent, but later on he got control of the party machinery and was re-elected to the senate, and for a time it looked as though he would become as strong a party leader as was Air. Conklin in his palmiest days, who died after his defeat, but the appearance of Theo dore Roosevelt and Governor Odell on the political horoscope of New York as coming luminaries con vinced Mr. Platt early in the fight that he had to play second fiddle to those men or none at all, hence his desire to retire from political life. BIG ROWING MATCH. Thousands of excited as well as enthusiastic persons watched the inter-university rowing match which was between Yale's 'varsity crew and the Harvard team, which resulted in a most decided victory for the Yale team. Much interest is generally taken in these rowing contests be tween Yale and Harvard, for the reasons that the students from these colleges represent the athletic art in its completeness. Any inter-univer sity contest between Yale and Har vard, whether it be a rowing match, football match, baseball match or a running match, is always given the greatest attention by the thousands that have the pleasure of witnessing it, and even by the thousands that can do nothing more than read of it. If there be anything in the man ly art dogma that so much is heard about, it is found in these universi ties. JESSIE MORRISON GUILTY. Miss Jessie Morrison; the Kansas young woman, who took her girl riv al's life, has been found guilty of manslaughter in the second degree by a jury. The first trial proved a failure, as the jury could not agree, but the second trial found her guilty as said above. It is very question able whether Miss Morrison wa? guilty of any crime at all; it is also very questionable if she is not guilty of murder in the first degree, but as no one save Morrison and the woman whom she killed were eye witnesses to the terrible tragedy, it will be hard to ever get at the real facts in the case. Miss Morrison on the wit ness stand and by a long chain of circumstantial evidence convinced the jury that she had been invited into the home of the lady whom she slew, and was no sooner in the house than she was attacker by the woman with a razor, and in order to save herself from being killed she wrenched the nasty blade from the hand of her assailant and turned it upon her. The jury must have had some doubts in their minds as to'the truthfulness of this statement or they would not have returned a ver dict of manslaughter. Miss Morrison is either guilty of murder in the first degree or she is absolutely innocent and ought to have been acquitted on the grounds of self defense, and the Supreme Court of that State will doubtless rule to that effect. BANK WENT DOWN. The closing of the doors of the Seventh National Bank of New York created consternation in the money markets of New York, and, if reports be true, gave the national treasury officials considerable worry. On the failure of the bank to pay its clearance house indebtedness, which was $6G4,109, it at once closed its doors against further business. The country banks had learned that this bank was in bad financial condition, and in order to protect themselves they had drawn heavily on it through the clearance house, and its failure to meet their enormous check was the direct cause of its suspen sion. It is thought that the bank will soon pull itself together and be gin business as if nothing had hap j pened. BILLIONAIRES AT SKA. Between Europe and the United States is a vessel on the high seas carrying ten men whose combined wealth would perhaps reach into the billions of dollars. J. Pierpont Mor gan did not care to come across the waters as a common cabin passenger, so he and nine other men chartered an entire vessel to .bring them home. Each of these men is a noted mil lionaire of the United States, and each of them has accumulated his millions during liis own lifetime, that is to say, by his own ingenuity and financial ability he has started at the bottom of the ladder and has accumulated money and properties that he could exchange for multi plied millions of dollars if he desired to retire to private life and become a miser, as it were, by putting his money into some private hole. It is most remarkable how rapidly men accumulate money in the United States, - and it can not be said" that they for the most part accumulate their fortunes by unfair and illegitimate means, for they do not. Some men seem to strike a pay streak in life and work it as fart and as successfully as they may they never succeed in working it out, and Morgan and his nine trav eling companions now headed for the United States seem to be of that class. THIS OFF YEAR. Now that Ohio is in the throes of a state election which promises to be a very hotly contested one it might not be out of place at this time to give a brief political history of how elections have gone from time to time in that state and especil ly since 1877. Ohio is always sadly troubled with what is commonly known as "off year' campaigns, in which the Republican party seriously suffers. In 1877, Bishop, Democratic can didate for governor, was elected by 22,000 plurality, but two years later Foster, Republican candidate, had a plurality of 17,000; in 1881 he was re-elected by a 24,000 plurality, but in 1883 Hoadley, Democrat, was elected over Foraker by a plurality of 12,000. Two years from that time, however, Foraker was elected over Hoadley by 17,451, and two years from that he was re-elected by a plurality of 23,000. Then came 1899, when Campbell defeated For aker by a plurality of 10,872. In 1891 McKinley carried the state for Governor over Campbell by 21,000 plurality. He was re-elected in 1893 by 80,995 plurality. Ever since that time the state has been Republican, Governor Nash having been elected in 1899 by a plurality of 49,023. This being an "off year" it is argued by Democratic leaders, not only in Ohio, but in other sections of the country, that Ohio is quite likely to elect a Democratic Governor and perhaps a Democratic legislature, which in turn will elect a Democratic United States Senator to succeed Senator Foraker. Main 305 is the telephone number of The Republican. Best Rates for Publishing Tax Lien Notices THE SEATTLE RFPUBLICAN The Republican office, 714 Third. SEATTLES PREACHERS Discus the Moral Condition of the City. COMMITTEE REPORTS The Responsibility Laid at the Poli- tical Door of the Mayor and His Wide Open Policy-Rev. Ran dall and Temple are Very Pro nounced in Their Ideas of the Situation—Some After Thoughts Concerning the Great Tragedy. The Meredith-Considine tragedy the week prior was the topic on which most of the preachers of this city based the sermons delivered from their pulpits last Sunday, and so far as this paper has been able to REV. E. M. RANDALL, JR. learn the divines were unanimous in charging the tragedy up to the "wide open policy" that has been in vogue in this city ever since the present chief executive ha& been, at the head of affairs. Not only the tragedy of last week, but a long string of crimes equally horrifying in their details as this one can be' laid at the official door of the pres ent mayor of Seattle. REV. RANDALL'S OPIXIOX. Perhaps the most pronounced pulpit demonstration along this line' was that from Rev. E. M. Randall, Jr., of the First M. E. church, and Rev. W. H. G. Temple of the Con gregational church. Rev. Randall discussed crime in its various forms at the outset of his sermon and showed from facts and figures that it costs our government nearly three times as much in dollars and cents to check and punish crime as it does to educate her children. The idea prevalent among so-called business men that a city in order to be a nourishing metropolis and prosper ous in its bank clearings report must foster and encourage a certain amount of crime that they are pleased to term, legitimate crime, is a fallacious and erroneous one. The late census shows that those cities and towns in Massachusetts and Kansas that have for the past de cade eschewed saloons and the sale of liquors in any form within their corporate limits, increased 40 per cent in their population and wealth over those cities that had granted saloons and other vices li cense to operate within their gates. There is no doubt but that it costs any community more than twice as much to guard and prosecute crim inals where saloons are allowed as the revenues derived from the fines imposed upon them for the privilege of operating in such communities. Speaking about crime in Seattle, it is simply astouunding, and it is grow ing worse every day under the pres ent municipal regime. Though the Law and Order League has made efforts to suppress crime in Seattle, it ..has been handicapped in its efforts on all sides. The so-called business man lias his objections, and the weak-kneed Christian, who wishes to drift with the tide, has his objections, and the officers of the laws have their objections to the en forcement of the law. In many instances warrants for the arrest of law breakers are refused by the. officers of the law; in some instances officers of the law give the law-breaker the "tip" when warrants have been issued that they may suc ceed in getting their law breaking paraphernalia out of danger before the arresting officer can get his hand on it. And in one instance, at least, after such paraphernalia had been seized an officer of the law re turned the same to the gamblers when the property was supposed to be in the custody of the courts. That the recent tragedy was a most shocking one, every one will admit, but it was no worse nor no more revolting than a large number of others that have been, committed from time to time since the present wide open policy has been in opera tion in Seattle. A long list of mur ders and suicides blacken the rec ords of Seattle, covering the past five years, and they are all the fruits of the wide open policy that has been persued in Seattle. It has happened that one or two law breakers have been punished by the municipal authorities for com niiting crime in this city, but this was done more in the spirit of spite work than for the purifying of the moral atmosphere. It is true that the low places of vice kept by the Considines was closed up by the po lice, but other places equally as vic ious and the haunts of criminals of the same kind and class as visited the Considines ran wide open and un molested. That it is high time that the citizens themselves devise some plan for action in this matter, goes without saying, and unless they do our city will be branded by and large as the most wicked city in the West. REV. TEMPLE'S VERSION. Rev. Temple, after discussing at length the great historical events as well as the great historical characters that the month of June has given to the world, closed his sermon, which was noteworthy for its historical richness, with a peroration on Seat tle to the effect, that the month of June had given Seattle her great tire, out of which the Seattle spirit, phoenix-like, rose and quickly re built a grander and far more impos ing city on the ruins of the old city than even the most enthusiastic Se at tleite had ever dreamed of. It is the wonder of the West and the ad miration of the entire East. Lastly, the month of June had given Seat tle her late tragedy, which was shock ing enough to move her citizens to take some most decided steps toward freeing it from the pernicious influ ences that had made it possible for such a tragedy to be committetd. When ex-Chief Meredith fell and his heart's blood stained the floor of Guy's drug store some of the drops spattered the Mayor's chair, and will serve as a gruesome ghost of the policy that has brought such disgrace upon the citizenship of this city. What do the citizens propose to do? Certainly • not sit idly by and permit it to go on and on undisturbed. Call a public meeting, arouse indignation, awake men and women to their sense of duty and make them besiege the stronghold of the Mayor with such force that he will find it no longer pleasant or profitable to con tinue such a state of affairs, and, if necessary, take legal st^ps to, drive him from his official position. It can be done and it will be doi^e, if you and each of you will but iput your shoulders to the wheel and work in that direction with a united pur pose. \ __ COXSIDIXE NOT RESPONSIBLE. It is an erroneous idea said one of the members of the Law and Order League, in speaking about the Con sidine case, which has gone abroad to the effect that John Considine's testimony was instrumental in turn ing the tide against the police de partment. While Mr. Considine gave the committee some valuable testi mony, nevertheless it was not taken by them without duly considering the source from which it came and the spirit which prompted it. There was other evidence equally as dam aging as that given by Mr. Consi dine, which was given by reputable citizens, and by men of high stand ing in the community who had been eye witnesses to some of the crooked work that had been going on from time to time in this city under the present administration. It was on the evidence of these men that the committee and the Mayor acted after the committee had made its re port, which caused the removal of two police officers. The Law and Order League under no considera tion would have depended solely on John Considine or any other gam bler for evidence to remove an offi cer of the law, but as said above, on the evidence of good and reputable men, who told what they knew and not what they had heard, the com mittee reached its conclusions. The preliminary trial of the Con sidines has been put off until next Monday bu mutual consent of both the prosecution and the defense. Price. Five Cents All that was mortal of the late W. L. Meredith was laid to rest last Sunday in the Lake View cemetery. Thousands of people, perhaps more out of morbid curiosity than real sympathy, attended the funeral. The remains were followed through the streets by a large concourse of Woodmen and sympathizers. Mayor Humes has announced the permanent appointment of Chief Sullivan and he is already shaping things in the department so as to make the best of the situation. Al ready many of the vicious denizens of the lower end have found it con venient and desirable to leave for parts unknown. Many going to Nome and other Alaska points. It is announced that Will 11. Mor ris, better known as Big Bill Mor ris, is to fake part in defending the Considines. Admitting that John and Tom Considine have not been ideal citi zens, still, they are entitled to a fair and impartial trial, and should be placed, on trial for the shooting of Meredith, and not for what they may have done prior to that shoot ing, is street comment. It was a rather gruesome specta cle, when the dead body of a human being is put on exhibition by his so caik-d friends, having no other ob ject in view than to manufacture public sentiment for political pur poses and winch might have soone bearing on the caj=e against some poison in the toils of law. Some men are mean, low and contemptible enough to rob the grave in order to carry their point. If the coroners jury was not the work of the shrewd and sagacious politician it would so appear on the tace of the facts. Katner curious that only men noted for their devo tion to tiie Humes administration should have been selected to act on that jury. It is also rather striking that nien, who were talking personal violence the day before should sit in judgment, if judgment it may be called, on the very man that they wero wanting to harm the day be fore. This may be a square deal, but The Republican don't see it that way. For the past week the Times and the * have had the Consiumes on trial for murder in the first degree and a verdict of guilty as charged may be returned at any time by the jury that has been empaneled and sent out by Judges Blethen and Wells. It is too bad that these pa pers do not allow the courts to try tiie criminal cases in this county. Quite a few tureats nave been heard on the streets to the effect if the Considines are acquitted by the courts they will be murdered as soon as they leave the courthouse. REV. W. H. TEMPLE The Third Avenue theater will close its doors for a short time after the performance next Sunday night. "•Too Much Johnson/ William Gil lette's pet farce comedy, will be the closing Mil of the season. The per formance; of uToo Much Johnson" given by Russell and Drew's com pany, is one of the best things seen here this season. It is a clean and wholesome laugh from beginning to tiul. "Alone in Greater New York has been the !>ill all this week and has drawn big houses. The last per formance of that play will be gftea Saturday night and '"Too Much Johnson" repeated for Sunday night only.-, During the dosed season the theater will undergo a thorough ren ovation and open bright and clean early in August. The attractions booked for next season are numerous and of a higher class than ever be fore offered at a popular priced house.