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VOL. VIII., No. 19
Of Men and Things in the
Public Mind.
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
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
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.
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
| 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Under Critical Eye of Ob
serving Men.
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
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
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.
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.
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
i _____
i Among the World's Christians
■! and Quasi Christians.
1 . ~-"~"
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.
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.
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.

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