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VOL. VIII., No. 19
PASSING Of Men and Things in the Public Mind. 1 UKSIIJKN I S FlttMl OHIO. A strange fatality seems to follow the presidents elected from the Buckeye state. It is quite true that Uhio has furnished the United States with four presidents in the history of the state, and of that four, three died in office, while the fourth did not long survive the expiration of his unhappy administration. Wil- H. Harrison, Ohio's first president, died in one month after he took the oath of office, and it is said that an enemy succeeded in having some one about the White House administer poison to him. James A. Garfieid was assassinated in less than six months after he had been inaugurat ed president. William Mcivinley served out one term, but was assass inated in a few months after he be gan his second term. But to argue tiiat all men elected to the presiden cy from Ohio will be pursued by this fatality and will die a violent death is superstition; nevertheless, when three out of four are thus overcome it creates a lurking superstition in the minds of the average citizen of this country that something is wrong. CHAHITV BEGINS AT HOME. Atlanta, Ga., is straining every nerve to raise sufficient money to erect a monument to the memory of the late William McKinley, our mar tyred president. This is quite com mendable on the part of the citizens of Atlanta, if for no other reason than because President McKinley was a leading spirit in the great Civ il war, which licked the Georgia corn crackers to an immortal stand still; and, secondly, because McKin ley was the quintescense of Republi canism of the North. But, however, Atlanta would do herself far more honor if she would follow in the wake of Vicksburg, Miss., and erect a monument to the memory of Janes li. Parker, the Atlanta Negro who struck down Czolgosz, thus prevent ing him from firing a third and, perhaps, even more shots in the body of the president, simply because Par ker is an Atlanta boy, and nothing derogatory to his chareter has been discovered as yet, and if Atlanta does not first show signs of wanting to honor and commend the heroic deeds of one of its own sons, whether he be white or black, but instead seek others on account of their in life, then it is but bidding for cheap notoriety in rais ing vast sums of money to erect a monument to some man who had no sympathy in common with its citi zens. The Northern people would think a good deal more of the Atlan ta citizens if they would show the proper spirit and feeling toward Parker and not try to play the part of deceivers by erecting a monument to the memory of William McKin ley. WAST WOMEN'S WORK. At one of Seattle's theatres a play entitled "A Female Drummer" re cently ran through an entire week, and drew large crowds every night as well as to the regular Saturday matinee. The play within itself was quite interesting and full of fun, but notwithstanding its levity there was after all quite a sober side to it, and one that has become very prac tical, owing to the fact that a great number of Eastern commercial houses are now extensively employ ing women as drummers. To some extent women have been employed as drummers for a good many years, always handling articles pertaining to women, but more frequently books and magazines, but women are now successfully representing coffee and tea houses and even other well established concerns, both financial ami mechanical. Recently the man agement of a great Eastern industry gave it out that his female drummers were taking more orders than his male drummers and that he was an nually increasing the number of women to represent his house on the road. "The female drummer has come to stay," he laconically remark ed, and one of the reasons why she has come to stay lies in the fact that she does her work thoroughly and sells the goods, which is what a commercial house expects its agent to do. It will thus be seen that wom en of the present day are pushing out into every field occupied by man and are proving themselves equally cap able as well as useful as the men. DESERTING NORTH CAROLINA. A constant stream of humanity is almost daily pouring out of the state of North Carolina despite the fact that it is advertising itself through its various bureaus of information m The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN | as being one of the richest states in j the Union, and full of golden oppor i tunities for the industrious man or \ woman. It has been accurately giv • en out that 20,000 people have left | the state during the year and equally as many more are making prepara i tions to leave at an early date. North j Carolina is no exception to the rule t of Southern states, and as they are | emigrating from it so are they from j most every other one of them, not only the colored folk, but the white folk as well, and especially those pos ! sessing a grain of common sense (of course, there are exceptions to this rule), and all of this is transpiring because a condition of affairs verg ing on barbarism prevails in those states. North Carolina disfranchised one-half of its citizens a couple of years ago and her white citizens have been first and foremost in per pearating the most shocking out rages upon the black citizens com mon to heathens, and no wonder large numbers of citizens are leav ing the state and thereby cause her resources, mineral and otherwise, to lapse into a state of decay and ruin. OIR EIJIIATIOAL GHOWTH. The growth of education in this country within the past century has been something marvelous. The property possessed by the higher in stitutions of learning in this country is valued at $342,888,361 and the in come of all the intitutibns in the United States foot up to $27,739, --154. During the years 1898 and 1899 $21,925,426 in gifts and be quests were made to the higher insti tutions of learning in the United States. The expenditure of all this money has not been fruitless, as the schools representing this mul tiplicity of philanthropy have 147,164 students enrolled. Of that number 35,695 are tak ing classical courses; 21,860 general culture; 9,858 mechanical engineering; 2,550 civil engineering; 2,320 electrical engineering; 1,032 mining engineering; 927 architec ture, and 9,501 pedagogy. During the year 1900 15,087 men and wom en were graduated. Thirty-eight different varieties of professions were represented in the degrees conferred. EVENTS CITIKS GROW VKHY RAPIDLY. The wonderful growth that the towns and cities of this country have made during the past century is re markable to a degree, as towns have sprung up in a day, if condi tions were only favorable, and such towns have grown into gigantic cit ies in the lifetime of their founders. There are men living. today who re member when Chicago was a mere hamlet, and, perhaps, when it was not only a hamlet, but a wild murky swamp, with not half a dozen huts in the neighborhood of the present city. The conditions were favorable for the growth of Chicago and it has grown like a mushroom, until today it possesses 1,700,000 people, with fair prospects of having a population of 2,000,000 in less than a decade more. While there are not many Chicagos in the United States, still there are a large number of cities that have grown just as rapidly as Chicago, and though they may never reach the vast population that Chi cago has, and will have, yet they gained the bulk of their population within a perior of ten or fifteen years. Seattle herself is scarcely more than half a century old, and yet she possesses more than 100,000 inhabitants, and it is predicted that before she is a centruy old she will have in the neighborhood of 200,000 inhabitants. Such is the history of the growth of many of the American towns, and a similar growth is true of all our industries and commercial enterprises. NOT MICH RELIGION. From the Tacoma News it is learned that there are 16,000 male persons in that city over nine years of age, and these males, according to a circular letter recently sent out by a religionist, are engaged in the fol lowing pursuits of life: 1,802 are clerks; 3,515 laborers; 1,815 railroad men; 500 longshoremen; 200 street car men; 372 city employees^ 900 carpenters, bricklayers, ' masons, plumbers, etc; 215 printers; 2,241 factory hands; 2,312 mill hands, and 250 sailors daily in port. The News quotes these figures for the purpose of leading up to the climax, that of that entire number only 130 of them are members of the Young Men's Christian Association. This is a startling announcement and one that should be carefully as well as prayer fully considered. It is very remark able that so many men are to kbe found congregated together and yet so few of them of a Christian inclin ation. If one would say that there are more anarchists in Tacoma than that they would not miss it very far, and that would not be charging Ta coma with possessing any greater number of such red handed murder ers in proportion to the number of SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1901 its inhabitants than has most any 'other town m the United States. 'Though The liepublican has not 1 looked up the Y. M. C. A. status of ' this city, yet it is of the opinion that 1 the results would not be much more I encouraging than those of Tacoma. ; There is altogether too much liberal ity in the rearing of boys on the part '01 parents by allowing them to fol low such pursuits in breaking the 1 Sabbath as they desire, and when pa rents will have learned to restrain I their boys more, the membership of the 1. Al U. A. institution in all of tne Western towns will have grown ! ten fold. no vicfc; r«l ■Hihßi As a matter of information an ex change announces that the United States at present is without a vice president, and will be so until after the next inauguration of a president and vice president. It is erroneously believed oy a great many persons, so says the exchange, that the president pro tern of the senate became vice president of the United States when Mr. Koosevelt became president, and in case of the death of Mr. Koosevelt the president pro tern of the senate, which is Hon. William P. Frye, would become president of the Unit ed States, but this is, however, a mis take pure and simple. If Mr. lioost velt should die before his present term of office expires the secretary of state would become president, and in ease of his death, the v presidential succession would pass to the various cabinet officers in accordance with their rank of office, but the office of vice president is vacant and will re main so until after »the next elec tion and inauguration, though the president pro tern of the senate, who ever he may be, will fulfill all of the functions and duties of the vice pres ident so far as presiding over the senate is concerned. UtC'AL UUM-:tt\ AT IONS. lteniM of Intereatt i'icked Lp Here au<l There in the City During the **a»t Week- VucUt Race* 11 raw Immense Iroudn-Hauj Bis Men Here. , "Woman Suffrage" was the sub ject of discussion at the literary club last Wednesday evening, which was held at the A. M E. church. This is a subject that always proves an in teresting one wherever it is dis cussed, owing to the fact that women are the chiet factors of our civiliza tion. Granting the same rights to women as to men always calls forth hot debates on the part of those who are for and against -the proposition. Next Wednesday evening the club has arranged for an interesting pro gram, with Mr. John H. Kyan and George H. Kideout as the leaders in the debate, while Mrs. George H. Grose will recite, Mr. B. F. Tutt will sing, Mr. S. Hall will orate, Mr. Gay ton will sing and the Misses Daisy and Maggie O'Brien will render a musical duet. Senator Albert J. Beveridge, of Indiana, was a guest of this city a couple of days this week and chatted at length for publication on the af fairs of the Orient, from which he has just returned. The most gigantic^gtructure that the water front has been promised for some time is the Colman dock, plans for which have been drawn and sumbitted for the approval of Mr. J. M. Colman and his son. It is hoped by them to have the dock ready for use early in next year. The opening of the state univers ity last Wednesday with the largest opening attendance in the history of the university was a very au spicious occasion for the faculty and students and they feel especially produ of it. Ex-United States Senator Thomas H. Carter was looking over Seattle this week and discussed national politics quite extensively with the editorial staff of the Post-Intelligen er, not overlooking the fact that he had been prominently mentioned in connection with a cabinet portfolio. The trial of the Van Kurans and George Dickinson, jr., has been on tap for three days of this week and is not finished as we go to press. These young men are being tried for assaulting an officer, and the prose cuting attorney is straining every nerve to convict them. Thus far the evidence has been quite conflicting, and it will be a difficult question for Judge George to fathom. The second yachting contest be tween the Columbia nd the Sham rock was on yesterday, and the bulle tins posted by the Post-Intelligencer drew immense crowds until the race was ended. The first and second of the series were won by the Columbia. The winner of the cup will have to win three out of five races. The miners of this section of the United States learned with much re- Continued on Page Four. BROTHER UN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob serving Men. THE LISCOU EMPLOYEE. Arthur Simmons is the name of a colored man wno has been doorkeep er lor all presidents secretaries since Uie days ot Abraham .Lincoln. Mr. Simmons was an escaped slave from iNortn Carolina and made his way through tne confederate lines to v\ asnington city, vrnere lie asked the proper authorities to see President Viacom, lie was granted the re quest and afterwards, on recommen uation ot a lew of tne leading offi cials of the administration, he was given tne appointment that fie now iioids and nas continuously held since tiiat time, witli the exception of tliree years, when President Har rison ruled over the White House. JJuring that tune Simmons was transierred to a position in the treasury department, naving been re moved from the position as door keeper by President Harrison owing to the fact that he had enthusiastic ally supported the re-election of President Cleveland, which did not meet the personal as well as political approval of either the president or nis secretary. \V hen President Clgve-' land was elected to succeed Mr. Har rison, Simmons was given his former position, which he has held without interruption ever since. Though born a slave, hts had some advantges of an early educaton, and since he has been in Washington city he has made the most of fiis surroundings and is now quite a scholar as well as a diplomat. His judgment is gen erally taken in most cases when ap plicants wish to see the secretary, if Simmons considers the applicant an unfit person to be admitted into the private office of the secretary, the applicant is compelled to state his mission to the doorkeeper, and it is taken by him to the secretary. It is reported that it very rarely happens that the secretary turns down Sim mons' judgment when he pro nounces some certain caller a crank. Simmons, whan a slave, belonged to an aristocratic family, and it is cur rently reported that he still believes in Southern aristocracy, so much so that he feels himself above the aver age colored man, owing to the fact that he has "aristocratic blood' in his veins, though it may have come through a slaver's channel. He is the oldest employee from point of service about the White House, and is much impressed with his import ance. TILLMAVS OPTICAL TROUBLES. It is currently reported that Sen ator Ben R. Tiilman ,the wild man from South Carolina, is about to lose the use of his only eye, which is dis tressing both himself and his friends to an alarming extent. The tirade that Mr. Tiilman has made against the black folk of this country for the past few years, almost wholly without cause or provocation, will not cause very much sympathy to flow out from the hearts of his black brethren, nor many of his white brethren, at least north of Mason and Dixon's line, on account of the' loss of this material member of his body. Mr. Tiilman, from time to time since he has been United States senator, has argued and reasoned against the Negro more like a mad man than a dignified law maker of a great republic, and if his ideas are correct then the ideas of the balance of the citizens of the United States are wholly wrong, but if the ideas of the balance of the citizens are right then the ideas advanced by Mr. Tiil man are those of a madman. To even read one of Mr. Tillman's famous anti-Negro tirades is sufficient to impress the average person that the ideas advanced by him are those of | an escaped lunatic rather than those of a United States senator. Perhaps the loss of his only eye is but a just retribution inflicted upon him by heaven for the damnable deeds he has perpetrated upon a race of peo ple that are unable to protect them selves against such attacks, situated as they are in the midst of a hostile country. LOUISIANA "WHITE STATE." For the first time in many years the state of Louisiana is reported as a "white state," that is to say, the white citizens largely predominate in numbers over the colored citizen. The census that has just been com pleted shows that the colored popu lation has decreased in numbers from what it was in 1890, while the white population has materially in : creased, thus leaving Louisiana no ■ longer a "black state," as it has been ,in the past. Serious exceptions to this report have been taken by the editor of the South Western Chris tian Advocate, who claims that just the reverse would be true if a correct census of the state were taken. That i paper claims that the enumerators nagrantly failed to enumerate the colored citizens full and complete, while it did just the opposite in enu merating the white citizens, and in substantiation of this assertion it points out the lact that neither him self nor any of his office force was | ever called upon by a census enum erator, and that hundreds of persons .of color almost > within a stoned throw of his office were similarly slighted by the enumerators. if there is any truth in this charge, then the Lnited States government is tne sufferer thereby, as such tiag lant irauds injure the whole coun i try much more than they do the . colored folk. The idea ot a census is to get a correct statement &L the exact condition of the country in cv ; cry particular, and when this is not done, and for sinister motives at that, then the vast sums of money , expended for this purpose^ is a total , loss, as there is no correctness what ever in any report the superintend ent of the census may subsequently : make concerning the status of the country, if frauds have been perpe trated in .Louisiana, they have prob ably been perpetrated in every southern state, and it is the duty of congress to look into the matter be fore the superintendent makes his final report and is discharged. UEOKtiIA COUIIIhu FOLK. Discussing the Negro problem of Georgia, Prof. W. E. Burghart Dv- Boise, one of the most noted colored writers of the age, makes the follow ing undeniable statement: "At the beginning of the Civil war 40,000 whites in Georgia owned 466,000 blacks, but at the close of the war all of these blacks were turned loose without either means or experience to make a living for themselves. During the first decade extending from 1864 to 1874 those Negroes had secured 340,000 acres of Jand and over $4,000,000 worth of other property, all conservatively valued at $7,000,000. During the next decade the blacks, owing to the Ku Kiux outrages and the breaking of the freedmen's bureau, lost ground. During the next decade, however, conditions changed and they in creased their property about 160 per cent., swelling the amount from $6, --000,000 to $15,000,000. During the decade beginning in 1891 the panic proved very disastrous for them, and they did not hold their own when compared with the previous decade. With the return of good times in 1897 and since then the blacks have profited, as have the whites, and they now have property valued at $16, --000,000 in the state of Georgia, or on an average of $125 for each fam ily of the state. All of which is a most creditable showing for a race of people enslaved as long as were they, and who have been oppressed by their" superior neighbors from time to time as have the Negroes been. The outlook for the race in Georgia from this report is very en couraging and as in Georgia so in most of the states of the South. THEY LOVED LIXCOLS. When President Lincoln was bur ied, the hearse that held the casket which conveyed the remains to their final resting place was drawn by eight black horses and the bridal reins of each of those horses were held by colored men. Of. the eight colored men, who felt themselves greatly honored, and they were, for an opportunity to honor Mr. Lin coln's memory, but two are now liv ing, Martin Lewis and Joseph W. Moore. T he former is an employee of the Inter-Ocean and speaks of the incident with much pride, while the latter is working for the American Express Company, who, like his col league, is very proud of the fact that he led one of the horses that drew the remains of the first martyred president to their final resting place. Mr. Lewis does not know who first conceived the idea, but he says, ow ing to the fact that it had been but a few days prior, compartively speak ing, when President Lincoln had emancipated 4,000,000 colored per sons from a life of 200 years of slav ery, that it proved a popular idea, and the colored folk consider it the greatest honor that could have been conferred upon representatives of their race to thus be given an oppor tunity to show their respects to the memory of so true and tried a friend. The Seattle Republican and the Inter-Ocean for $2.00 per year, cash in advance—come a running. Get your neighbors to subscribe for The Republican, and then he will think as you do and both of you will think just like The Republican. Mr. E. B. Palmer has returned 'from a bear chase in the Olympic mountains. REALM OF 11 RELIGION i _____ i Among the World's Christians ■! and Quasi Christians. 1 . ~-"~" ' | LIVKU A CHRISIIAA. j| Persons of a religious turn of . mind are finding much consolation ; in reviewing the life of President , McKmley, who became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church be- I i lore he was 16 years old and remain ed a strong religionist during his en ■ tire life. His parting words were .! those of one fully confident that his ,' soul would find rest beyond this vale , lof tears and be comforted and con ,! soled by a Superior Being ,in short, !by a God of the Universe. William McKinley believed in prayer, in the beatuy of it and in the 'potency of it, and the language of 1 the Bible was not unfamiliar to him in his public addresses, and he fre quently quoted from it in verifica ' lion, oi the stand he had taken. ms.ioi Wiiii'l'LK buy out." I Ano less devout man passed away a -short time after the passing of President McKinley, in the person of Bishop Henry B. Whipple, who died September 16. Bishop Whipple 'early became a devout member of the Protestant Episcopal church and continued in that faith until he died. He was consecrated bishop of Min sota in 1857, and he was sur named by the early settlers of that state "St. John of the Wilderness," while the Indians called him "Straight Tongue." Bishop Whip ple devoted his entire life to the founding of schools and churches, and the relieving of the distressed wherever he found them and in whatever condition they happened to be. His entire church life was spent among the people of Minne | sota, and he was dearly beloved by ! both the Indians and white . men wherever he was known. His life can be pointed to with pride and ' pleasure by church goers and Chris • tian workers and as one highly com mendable for anyone to exemplify. 1 it has been forty years since he first i emigrated to the wilderness of Mm' ' nesota, which is now one of the most prosperous and highly cultured states of the Union. | I CHRISTIANITY COMBINED. The city of New York has a feder- j ation of churches which consists of all Christian organizations in the 'city, incorporated for the purpose of 'assisting Christianity in co-operative | work for the spread of Christian sen timent and for the betterment of the moral status of Greater New | York. The idea is a capital one and one that should be adopted by other great cities of this country and even of other countries, regardless of the denomination that one belongs to, for if they are Christians their aim and purpose are the very same. All 'churches are fighting for the better -1 meat of humanity, regardless of the denomination that the individual may be a member of, and it is im possible for this to be effectively done unless church organizations i combine and fight evil wherever evil I is found. OKLAHOMA MISSIONARIES. It is noted that missionaries fol lowed in the wake of the Oklahoma ■ REV. EDWARD M. RANDALL, Jr., Pastor First M. E. Church, Seattle Price Five Cents boomers and went to the new Indian reservation that was recently thrown 'open by a proclamation from Presi dent .Aicivinley lor settlers to evan gelize among the home seekers. j These missionaries were among the I lust that came into the new terri -1 tory and many of them secured small lots on which they stretched a tent 1 and began holding religious services. ! Tins property was not gotten by 1 them with a view of individual gain ] on their part, but with a view of se curing a place for pubic worship. They were successful in this, and, 1 according to reports from there, ' they have been holding successful | revival meetings among the home 'seekers and have been instrumental in preventing the usual border out lawry being committed that is so common among persons rushing mi i to. new countries. 1 ritOTKSTAVrS J.N l Lit A. The Protestant religion is mak ' ing marked progress among the in ; habitants of the island of Cuba. | Prior to the late Spanish war no : other church save the Catholic : church had any followers among the inhabitants of Cuba, but since the close of the war and the Americans have settled in there in large num bers, Protestantism is getting quite a foothold among the natives and many conversions are reported. In Ponce the Baptists are erecting a church at a cost of $10,000 and in ilumaco, .bajado and some other towns of eastern Puerto Rico the Congregationalists are erecting many chapels and schools. The Christian Endeavor Society maintains mis sions in various parts of Santiago and its suburbs, and these missions, churches and schools of the various Protestant denominations are being well attended by the natives, and, as above stated, many conversions are. being reported among them. HEHK ma YEARS. . - Last Wednesday evening the members of the First M. E. church of this city held a public re ception in honor of the return of their pastor, Rev. Edward M. Ran dall, Jr. r for another year. That day and date dosed the fifth year's • service that Mr. Randall has given to the First church, and the success that has attended his efforts since he has be en employed as pastor has been almost phenomenal. x No pastor that has ever filled the pulpit of the First church ever took in as many new members in proportion to the time that he was there as has Mr. ■Randall. By the aid and assistance, of his church officials he has manag ed to keep the church completely out of debt and has done an im mense amount of work outside of the church in the shape of charity and mission work. He begins his sixth year of service with perfect harmony and complete unanimity of feeling existing between the- pastor and the entire, membership. For $2.00 cash The Seattle Re publican and the Inter-Ocean will be sent to your address for one year. The Willing Workers of the A. M. E. church will give an entertainment for the bneefit of the church Tues day evening, October 15. Mrs. C. H. Harvey has been selected chairman of the various committees and Miss. Fountain as secretary. The Philippine war seems no nearer at an end than the South Af rican war, army reports to the con trary notwithstanding.