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Vol. VIII., No. 11
Of Men and Things in the
Public Mind.
Judge McCarthy Say* Men Swear j
Falsely Before the ('unrt«-Spoils
System Practiced in Thin County j
Becoming; Alarming—America*
Bicycle Girl, a Moat Remarkable
Creature—A Weather Comparison I
—New Maine Launched — Uncle '
Sam's Great Corn Crop.
It is a sad commentary on our
later day civilization when a judge,
after years of experience on the
bench, openly admits that perjary
is common in the courts of our coun
try, and not only common but an
every-day occurrence. Mr. J. J. Mc-
Carthy, an Illinois jurist, who has
served for years on the bench of that
state, declared beofre the bar associ
ation of that state not 1 long .since
that, in his opinion, seventy-five per
cent, of the testimony given in crim
inal cases on behalf of the defense
was perjured testimony, and that the
per cent, was even greater in divorce
cases. It would thus seem that the
oath to tell the truth taken by per
sons who go on the witness stand
has no moral significance whatever,
and is no restraint as to what they
tell; in short, the witness goes to
court to swear to a lie, and no in
fluence, however grave or gruesome,
can prevent him or her from so do
ing, which, to say the least, is a sad,
sad commentary.
The "spoil system" of this country
seems to be tue rock on which it
will eventually be wrecked. It pre
vails in the house of congress, in
financial circles throughout the en
tire government, and, in short, wher
ever one man has influence and
power to turn things a certain way
to meet the approval of others, the
"spoil system' prevails almost to an
alarming extent. The congressman
do little things lor this or that man,
the doing of which is not altogether
criminal, but it does give one cer
tain man the advantage over his
fellow-men, and for this favor the
congressman is paid a liberal sum,
and so all down the line, however in
significant the office may be it is
subject to tips, and this has given
rise to the belief on the part of men
with money that all that is necessary
to have any kind of a law passed in
the interest of their special business
is to offer those having the right to
pass laws a sufficient sum of money
and it will be done. Whether this
bue true or not, the writer is not
prepared to say, but the idea is
prevalent, and' wherever there is so
much smoke there is bound to be
some fire. It is frequently charged
that members of a city council will
grant any kind of an unreasonable
franchise to a corporation, if there
is only a sufficient amount of money
in it for the councilmen who are to
vote for the measure. It must be an
exaggeration to declare that highly
cultured, civilized gentlemen Avill
sell themselves and their influence
for vicious purp<>ses or for a few
palttry dollars, for they must realize
in doing so that they are committing
crimes ■which their children's chil
dren will suffer from, and it is virtu
ally the same as offering to sell them
into slavery, and certainly no well
informed, patriotic citizen, such as
this country boasts of, would do any
thing so barbarous as that.
The nineteenth century produced
one thing that will go down in his
tory as one of the most remarkable
production of the century, and it is
none other than what is commonly
known as "the bicycle girl." She is
a creature peculiar to the circum
stances which produced her, and
though she seems to have been cre
ated for the express purpose of rid
ing the bicycle, she has taken ad
vantage of her metamorphosed con
dition md has utilized it not-only
for her own comfort and pleasure,
but. for the benefit of mankind .in
general. The bicycle girl brought
about, the common sense girl, the
every-dav up-to-date girl, the gen
eral utility girl. The girl who can
ride the bicycle with grace and en
durance can and will do most any
thing that comes to hand, even to,
in many instances, making a living
for her worthless husband. The girl
■who rides her bicycle to the ofiice in
the morning will attend to her em
ployer's business just as readily as
she rides, and will attend to his busi
ness with as much dispatch and abil
ity, for the most j>art, as her em
ployer. She knows his business from
start to finish and has every detail
at her fingers' end. She answers
with readiness any question asked
j her concerning the business in which
jshe is employed, and, in short, she
1 is the machine of the whole con
cern. And this was all brought
j about on account of her adapting
I herself to a bicycle and overcoming
emergencies, which the woman of a
quarter of a century ago would have
gone down before like chaff. It is
more than possible that the men of
this age are willing with one accord
to sing praises to Him who gave the
world the bicycle girl.
I An Illinois paper has been com-
I paring the present summer season
I of that state with the summer of
1816 and finds a most remarkable
difference between the two. In 1816,
so says the writer, in the month of
April the snow in that state was six
feet deep and frozen for half of its
depth. In May only the crust had
niched away and the ground was
nowhere to be seen; no planting
whatever was done anywhere during
that month. In June the snow had
all melted, but the ground was still
frozen hard. In the latter part of
June there was quite a snowfall in
the state, which made sleighing
quite good for several days. On July
4 water froze in the wells and the
pitchers of the early settlers, and
there was excellent skating in the
neighboring ponds. Snow fell to
wards noon, and the usual Inde
eliurches warmed by blazing fires.
The spring, when it did come, was
so short and severe that no vegeta
tion could thrive. The corn that
was plantetd went to tassel in Aug
ust and was only fit for fodder. Such
a season certainly presents a most
marked contrast when compared
with the present season, which has
been the hottest that Illinois or any
part of the East has witnessed for
many years, as more persons have
suffered and died from sunstroke
than has been before reported in the
United States for a century, if at all.
It is rather remarkable that at the
launching of the new Maine not one
of the survivors, nor the widows or
children of those that perished on
the old Maine were present. This
has called for quite an amount of
caustic criticism from public men
and newspapers to the effect that our
republic is ungrateful to the mem
ory of those who fight its battles and
perish in the struggle. If the gov
ernment officials themselves were re
sponsible for this oversight there
would be room for complaint, but
the launching of even a government
man-of-war is by no means a public
affair, but, on the other hand, a pri
vate one, and the government of
ficials are invited guests the same as
other persons. I ntil such vessels
are turned over to the government
they belong to the contractors, and
by no means to the government, and
the launching of such vessel is their
own private affair, and it is their
privilege to invite or not invite who
ever they choose. In view of the
fact that the new Maine is to take
the place of the ill-fated Maine that
was blown up in the Havana harbor,
it seems nothing more than right and
proper to have had the survivors' of
the old Maine present, but the con
tractors did not see fit to invite
them, hence they had to be absent,
and their absence is no grounds for
the public to censure the govern
Careful estimates have been made
concerning the shortage of the corn
crop this year on account of the con
tinued drought, and the shortage is
placed at 300,000,000 bushels below
last year' crop. These figures'per
haps are inflated ones, but there 19
no doubt of the fact that the corn
crop of this country for this year
will be many bushels less than that
of last year. The corn crop in the
main comes from the states of Illi
nois, Indiana, lowa, Kansas, Mis
souri and Nebraska, and last year's
crop was as follows: Illinois, 264,
--176,226; Indiana, 153,200,800; lowa,
305,859,948; Kansas, 163,870,630;
Missouri, 180,710,404; Nebraska,
210.430,064. It will be of interest
in this connection to know the an
nual increase of the corn crop of the
United States for several years past.
hi 1850 the total yield was 592,071,
--104 bushels; ten years later it was
838,792,748 bushels: since 1895 the
corn crop of this country'has been
as follows: 1895, 2,151,139,000;
1896, 2,283,875,000 bushels; 1897,
1,902,967,933 bushels; 1898, 1,924,
--185,000; 1899, 2,078,143,933; 1900,
2,105,102,516 bushels.
A good word to the merchant with
whom you trade in behalf of The
Seattle Republican would bring good
advertising results to its columns,
suhc words would do you no harm
and do the paper a whole lot of good.
Why not lend that much aid to it?
Under Critical Eye of Ob
serving Men
Maryland Democrat* Still Fear the
Democracy the Champion
(f) of Unman Rights—MeLaurin
Republicanism to Supplant Negro
$ Republicanism—Hoodlum Til I man
Again—Makes Another Ridiculous
Tirade Against the Black Man.
Showing; Hlm Ignorance. .
Notwithstanding the fact that the
disfranchisement act, which is aimed
directly at the colored folk of the
state of Maryland, has been passed
and is in full force and effect, still
there is mistrust among the Demo
crats of that state, lest the Negro
not only continue to be a factor in
politics, but will actually hold the
balance of power and thereby rule
the state indirectly. Laboring un
der this belief, the Democratic party
in Maryland, in both county and
state conventions, have resoluted
and resolved against the Negro as
a voter, regardless of his education
and his qualification for enfranchise
ment, and a strong effort will be
made by them to enact some kind of j
a law during the coming session of
the legislature of that state that will
completely disfranchise every man
with a black face. Just why those
Caucasian citizens of Maryland, the
state that has a history running back
to the very foundation of the gov
ernment, which history teems with
the culture and refinement that
Maryland's white citizens possess,
should have such a holy horror of
illiterate colored voters, is the ques
tion that only they themselves can
explain. The colored voters arc not
in the majority in either the Demo
cratic or the Republican party.
There are more white Republicans
in Maryland than colored Republic
ans, and almost two to one Demo
cratic white voters to the colored
voters, irrespetcive of the party with
which they affiliate, and yet fear ex
ists in the minds of the Democratic
voters lest a few colored voters rule
the politics of the state. This is cer
tainly g>iving the colored man credit
for being able to do more than even
his warmest and best friends ever
thought he could do.
It is laughable in the extreme to
read in a Southern paper, noted for
its antagonism to the colored race,
that the Democratic party is the de
fender of human rights, and among
those human rights which the Dem
ocratic party has especially defended
is the Negro's. This Southern jour
nalist calls upon all Democratic
conventions to adopt resolutions de
manding the protection of the col
ored man in the North; that is to
say, that the Northern states and
capitalists give the Negro work
whenever he is taken op in car load
lots from the South and carried
North nolens volens to take the
place of white strikers. Of all the
rot that has ever been advocated by
a Southern journal this seems to be
the rottenest that has ever come un
der the observation of the general
public. Because the Northern states
have befriended the Negro in many
ways and on former occasions, it
does not necesarily follow that they
must go South and gather up a few
car loads of colored men and take
them to their homes in order that
such colored men can take the place
of their sons and daughters, who
have quit work on account of some
grievance that has arisen between
themselves and their employers.
The Republican believes that every
man should have a fair and equal
show to work in any state and any
community in the United States, but
for the Democratic party to set out
on any such mission sounds more
like the acts of damphoole rather
than that of sane men, and the
Democrats themselves would do
about as much of such as a new-born
black baby could stick in the corner
of its left eye.
The South Carolina political
warfare is being watched from every
hill top both in the North and the
South by the two great parties of the
country. In order that Senator Ifc-
Laurin can the more successfully
fight Senator Tillman. President
McKinley has placed the entire state
patronage at the disposal of Senator
McLaurin, who is to build up a new
Republican party in that state.
South Carolina has already disfran
chised seventy-five per cent, of her
colored voters, and the other twenty
five per cent, is to be used to aid
Senator McLaurin in his fight, and
Tor their support to the senator they
are to receive certain federal patron
age, but the majority of the patron
age is to go to the men who have
been leading figures heretofore in
the Democratic party, and by this
arrangement the colored men who
have been the head and shoulders
of the Kepubliean party in that state
I for so long are to play seoend fiddle.
j]f the Negro is to be disfranchised
j in the Southern states there seems
to be no good and sufficient reason
\\hv the Republican party should
1 not build up 1 party in those states
among the disgruntled Democratic
voters. This, it must be admitted,
! would split whatever colored men
j that are permitted to vote in those
states, but since nothing from noth
ing leaves nothing, it should
not matter very much to them
1 which party is ,in power, and.
as has been frequently said in
these columns, when there are two
parties in the>tate the colored man
stands a gootf deal better show of
getting his rihgts than when there
is but one party in the state. It
j therefore seems to be the proper
thing that President McKinley en
courage the idea of building up a
Republican party in the South by
allowing thosft Democrats who are
wiling to break away from the old
party to distribute the patronage
among the lesser lights who will fol
low them int(Kthe new party.
It is quite' remarkable that per
sons in the North will turn out in
a mass to listen to such hoodlums
as Senator Tillman, of South Caro
lina, when they reasonably know
that he will talk on nothing save
hoodlumism, vileness and law-break
ing. TilhnanV outbreak in Wiscon
sin last Sunday, which was reported
in .Monday morning's paper, was too
disgraceful and nauseating to be
read by any respectable American
citizen. It seems almost a sacrilege
to American patriotism to publish
such talk iia the newspaj>ers, yea, to
even send such over the telegraph
wire. This Smith Carolina hoodlum
has boasted f-Toin time to time of
how the South shot, lynched, burned
and othewise murdered the Negroes
of that section, and for no other rea
son than because they tried to east
an honest ballot, wliicli privilege
and prerogative had been given
them by the constitution of the
United States". .Not only did he
boast of being instrumental in in
timidating the Negroes in their ef
fort to vote, but he spoke most
shamefully of Hooker Washington's
effort to educate the Negro race
along industrial lines, which would
make him a useful citizen to his
country, and also make iiis labor? a
hundred-fold more valuable than at
present. Tillman has never gotten
over the idea of wanting a black
slave at his beck and call, and he still
laments that he hasn't o.ie, and for
this loss he purposes to murder
them by the wholesale and drive
them into a form of slavery, even
worse than that they had to undergo
before the great civil war. If Till
man lias ever said one thing that
would make a patriotic citizen ap
plaud the writer hereof has never
read one syllable of such a state
ment as yet. That the man is a
revolutionist, a border outlaw and a
red-handed criminal no sane man
will deny, and it seems almost re
markable, a.- said above, that decent
men in the North would sit and
listen at the hoodlum talks that he
has given on various occasions in
many communities in the Northern
states. Let the Negro rejoice that
such an ignoramus as this braying ass
from South Carolina^ more commonly
known as Ben R. Tillman, is against
their progress, for in his opposition
they will find strength. For every
speech that Tillman makes like unto
the one that was reported last Mon
day morning the Negro gains in
strength and friends a hundred-fold
and a million dollars, for men will
contribute of their earthly posses
sions to aid a race oppressed as is
and has been the Negro race by such
outlaws as Tillman and his like?.
The distinguished exponent of the
Iri-h comedy, Chaiineoy Olcott, has
met with distinct favor at the Co
lumbia theater, in San Francisco,
where his fine production of "Gar
ret i O'Magh" has been viewed hy
pome very large audiences. Olcott is
without doubt the sweetest singer on
the stage, and this coupled with his
delightful stage presence and clever
acting make him a most acceptable
stage figure. The star has made a
great hit with his interpolation of
"My Wild Irish Kose." Chauncey
Olcott will appear at the Grand on
August 16 and 17.
Among the World's Christians
and Quasi Christians.
New Religious Play to Be Staged—
Denominational Jour mils Are
Losing- Out—"Cheaper Car" System
Becoming- Popular—Africa's Mm'
' nionnry Launches —The Epwiirtb
Leagues Very Strong — Turkey
Want* Xo Christian Help—Chinese
Mlmblou to Be Rebuilt.
A new religious drama is soon to
be placed upon the theatrical stage,
and it is already predicted by those
who have read the poem from which
the play is taken that it will have a
phenomenal success. "Herod" is
the name of the drama and likewise
the name of the poem, and it was
written by Stephen Phillip, a Lon
don literary genius. The dramatiza
tion of Lew Wallace's "lien Ilur"'
was the first religious work that was
ever put on the stage that reached
any degree of success, but this was
followed by others and others, and
they have been more or less of a
success on the stage, and now
"Herod" is promised to be the great
est of its kind that has ever appeared
before the footlights.
Keligious journals are no longer
in great demand, for the siinpde
reason that they do not circulate
outside of the laith for which they
are mouthpieces. It is exceedingly
hard to make a denominational
journal, however able the articles it
contains may be, of any interest to
the reading public. Hence the cir
culation ol such a journal must be
limited, and. owing to its limited
sphere, the business cml of the
proposition sulfers severely. It is
Here predicted that the day is not
far distant when some master mind
will come to the front and deal with
religion from a journalistic stand
point rather than a denominational,
w in demand by all denominations,
and even who are not inclined to he
of any denomination, and the suc
cess of such journal will mean tin'
starting of lesser ones, all of
which will completely supplant
all denominational periodicals. One
may be devoted to ttie denomination
to which he or she belongs, but that
doesn't necessarily mean that they
feel like subscribing to a denomina
tional paper which for the most part
is limited in its general news and in
A new chapel ear is the latest
move among religionists to reach
communities and towns where no
church has been erected, nor no
place in which Sunday servees can
be held. The idea was conceived by
Rev. Wayland Iloyt after he had
heard the experience of a West
ern preacher who tried to hold serv
ices in a Western mining town, but
could find no place in which to do
so. The railroad company had built
into the town and their passenger
coach stopped on the track all day
Sunday, he applied to the railroad
company for the devotional use of
the coach and was permitted to hold
Sunday services therein, which re
sulted in the erection of a large
church in that community. Now
this idea was crystallized by ]\lr.
Iloyt, and the chapel car system was
organized soon after, and* these go
to many of the outlying towns on
the plains and hold regular Sunday
services and return to the headquar
ters the next day. So successful
have they been that it is now con
templated increasing the present
Dumber and using them in many of
the Southern as well as the Western
In Africa the mission workers
have adopted a rather novel plan of
reaching the natives by using steam
launches that will navigate the vari
ous streams, and these launches take
the missionaries to the different lo
calities every Sunday, where serv
ices are hold by them among the na
tives. The first launch that was
ever sent up the Congo to do mission
work was the "Peace," and so suc
cessful was it thai others have since
been built and are in the same kind
pendence day exercises were held in
of missionary work, and much good
is being accomplished through them.
Africa, unlike the Timed States, has
no railroads running in all direc
tions through the country, henco it
is impossible to establish chapel car
{service, and the steam launch mis-
I sion car service has been adopted in
lieu thereof, and the success that is
(attending them is as gratifying as
! that attending the chapel car service
1 in this country.
I^ast week a short notice concern
ing the Christian Endeavor appeared
in these columns, which showed the
marvelous growth that it had attain
ed since it was first organized. The
adjournment of the Epworth League
in San Francisco reminds the writer
that here is a similar organization
to that of the Christian Endeavor,
that lias enjoyed as remarkable
growth as the Christian Endeavor,
and though it has made no efforts
to get members outside of the Meth
odist organizations, yet it is perhaps
today the strongest auxiliary church
organization in the world, and the
workers in the Methodist church de
clare that it has been the means of
bringing more young folk to the
church than any plan that has been
adopted by the Methodist fraternity.
The organization is supposed to con
sist of between ten and fifteen mil
lion members, and is growing at an
exceedingly rapid rate at the pres
ent time.
Owing to the fact that a number
of Turkish girls have been educated
in American schools under Protest
ant religious influence, the Turkish
government has issued an edict pro
hibiting Turkish children from at
tending foreign schools, likewise the
employment of Christian teachers in
Turkish households, or the appear
ance of Turkish women in public
accompanied by Christian women.
This will prevent missionary work
being carried on in Turkey, and will
deprive hundreds of foreign women
from lucrative positions as govern
esses in Turkish families. To em
ploy Christian governesses, especial
ly if she was from some influential
government, such as the United
States or Hngland, had become quite
common among the Turkish people,
and the movement had succeeded in
Christianizing so many families that
the Turkish government took hold
of it with a strong determination and
will to suppress it. and have pretty
nearly dor?e so.
An effort will be made at an early
day to rebuild the missions of China.
Kecently the IVotestants of this
country met in New York, and with
Dr. Brown, the head of the mission
ary board, discussed ways and means
for the re-establishing of the mission
in China, which was destroyed dur
ing the late Boxer riots in that coun
try. If the plans that were talked
over are carried out, the mission will
l)i' established on a much more elab
orate plan than before its destruc
tion. It is the intention of the board
to spend many thousand taels among
the Chinese for educational pur
poses, and thereby reach the young
er folk through the schoolroom as
well as through the church room.
Protestantism versus Catholicism
has prompted Dr. Lloyd Church, of
Chicago, who is a most ardent Pro
testant, and who wishes to see
Protestantism of all kinds, classes
and descriptions united under one
common banner, to announce the
fact that Protestantism is divided
up into so many different kinds of
isms that it is hard for one to tell
which ism he really belongs to.
"What has Protestantism done?"
and to this he replies, it has
analyzed and reanalyzed; that is to
say, it has divided up and has sub
divided up, until today we have
seventeen kinds of Methodists, thir
teen kinds of Baptists, twelve kinds
of Presbyterians and some 350 dif
ferent denominations all told in the
United States, and he concludes that
this is ridiculous, for every label on
Protestantism is a libel.
Are now in effect to Buffalo, New
Do you expect to attend the Pan-
American exposition?
If so, do not buy your tickets un
til you have investigated the service
of the Illinois Central Railroad.
Our accommodations are the best
that can be had, our trains are al
ways on time, our employes courte
ous and accommodating.
Through tourist cars from Pacific
coast to Boston via Buffalo.
If you will send 15 cents in stamp*
to address given below, we will for
ward you, by return mail, one of our
large 34x40-inch wall maps of the
United States, Cuba and Porto Rico.
Any information regarding rates,
accommodations, service, time, con
nections, stop-overs, etc., will be
cheerfully furnished by
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Main 305 is the telephone number
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of the World.
Facts and Figures About Tilings in Gen
eral Called and Collected by the
World's Master Minds— M uch in Little
Concerning Thing:* That Interest Hu
manity Moat — The ' United States
Leads in Points of Interest Commer
cially and Otherwise.
If reports be true, seventy per
cent, of the tea gardens in India
now do not pay.
According to a botanist, the first
Lombardy poplar was planted in
America in 1755.
The Belgium authorities have of
fered a prize for the best picture
showing the evils of drunkenness.
Copenhagen has the largest in
closures for deer in the world—the
Royal Park, and it contains 4,200
There are in the world 196,500,
--000 Mohammedans, and of this
number but is, 000,000 live in Tur
There is a weekly paper published
in Athens, (Jrecce, which is written
wholly in verse, even to the adver
The Crown Prince of Denmark
has developed into a splendid jour
nalistic writer. His writings are al
ways under a norn de.plume.
According to a medical report one
Yarmouth mussle of a deteriorate
character contains no fewer than
3,000,000 of harmful bacteria, while
the water really contains 803,200
A new battleship Elaine has been
launched, it is to take the place in
the navy of the Maine that was de
stroyed ;tt Havana. It has a dis
placement of 12,500 tons and is said
io he a most excellent craft.
The German army has established
a swimming school for the troops,
winch enables the soldiers to swim a
stream some several yards wide and
carry their rilles, clothes and am
munition on their backs.
It is estimated that the hair of
the beard grows at the rate ot one
and a half lines a week, which com
puted would make the beard grow
six and one-halt inches in the course
of a year.
vvjiiauaa 1110.4
A tract of 60,000 acres of land
near Tuscola, Illinois, for which no
one has received a patent from the
government, has caused much dis
tress among the 500 different pei
sons claiming property thereon.
The disease which has been preva
lent all over the country this year
and been known as smallpox, is said
to be a new disease and not small
pox. Though it is contagious, it is
not necessarily fatal.
For the last twelve months ship
building shows that more tonnage
was launched than in any previous
year in the history of the shipbuild
ing industry save two, there being
more than 400,000 tons added to the
American register.
It is learned from an official re
port that the average pay of the Chi
nese soldier is two and a half cents
per day. That must account for the
Chinaman's hard fighting, hoping to
win in order to get in the other fel
low's haversack. i
bacteria of the colon basillii type, all
of which is productive of typhoid.
The last legislature of Tennessee
passed a law making k a misdemean
or for an employer to advertise for
men while a strike is in progress in
his establishment.
A ship canal extending from St.
Petersburg to the White Sea is be
ing contemplated by the Russian
government for early construction.
A doctor in some of the Western
states says to take apple cider vine
gar in small quantities is a sure pre
ventive of smallpox.
Agriculture in Sweden has .stead
ily grown. In 1812 there were 1,
--250 7 000 acres of land in cultivation.
At the present time there are 12,
--500,000 acres under the plow, and
this grows 105,000,000 bushels of
grain a year.
The eagles, which have been the
terror of the country surrounding
Killarney, owing to the fact thai
they proved very destructive to the
fouls and kids about the farm
houses, have all been finally exter
minated, which the natives have
been working to do for many years.

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