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Of Men and Things in the AMERICANS NOT WANTED. The announcement of M. Evanoff, a Kussian engineer, that American miners will not be allowed to oper ate mines or work for wages in the mines of Siberia, will cause great dis appointment among the American miners, who were looking forward to reaping a rich harvest from the gold fields of Siberia. That country is said to be exceedingly rich in placer gold, and the American miner, who is looking for new gold fields to con quer, is exceedingly anxious to get a foothold therein. Siberia has an area of 4,295,000 acres or about one fourth larger than all Europe, and yet contains but a population of 6,000,000. It is part of the Kussian government and is exceedingly rich in mineral and precious stones. The arable land, which is about one-third of the total area, produces wheat, oats, barley, tobacco and other arti cles of like nature in abundance, and on the whole, it is a very rich coun try. nMOLLINEI'X COMES AGAIN. Yellow journalism has received a setback in Rollin B. Mollineux, a New York murderer having been granted a new trial. The history of Mollineux is about as follows: On the 28th of December, 1898, Harry Cornish, of the Knickerbocker Club of New York, administered what he supposed to be bromo seltzer to Mrs. Kathrine J. Adams. The medicine, however, proved to be poison and Mrs. Adams died almost instantly. Cornish had received the medicine through the mails, and, owing to the fact that he had had some dispute with Dr. Mollineux, the newspapers at once declared him guilty of send ing a bottle of poison through the mails to Cornish, with a view of him taking it and being killed. Inno- Tentiy, However, he gave Mrs. Adams a dose of the medicine and she died instead of him. February 29, 1899, Mollineux was arrested, but on the 13th of April the indictment was dismissed. Again in May the grand jury refused to indict him, but in July an indictment was returned against him, and he was found guilty February, 1900. Mollineux, after the sentence of death had been pro nounced upon him, denounced the newspapers and the prosecuting at torney in the most scathing terms. His attorneys 100 the case before the court of appeals and as a result a new trial was granted. The case will now have to be all gone over again, and, it is reported, that "yellow journal ism" is preparing to do its worst to reconvict him. neW GRVND ARMY. The men who fought for the pres ervation of this union of states from 1801 to 1865, have no greater Grand Army of the Republic than have the women of the country who preside over the "little red school houses." It is estimated that something like 300,000 wom-n, the brightest and best the country has produced, are engaged in the profession of teach ing young America how to shoot. And it must be said to their credit that no class of teachers is more suc cessful than these women teachers that are to be found alike in the country and city, happily engaged in preparing the minds of the young folk of this great republic for the ac ceptance of a higher grade of civili zation, such as America is rapidly drifting into. From Maine to Mexi co and from the Atlantic to the Pa cific, and even to the isles of the sea, the women teachers are first and foremost in disseminating religion, education, science and civilization among the rising sons and daugh ters of Uncle Sam's domain. ALL, AMERICA UNITED. Whether it be true that the trial of Charles J. Guiteau was prolonged for weeks with a view of making po litical capital out of it or not is a matter of public opinion, but the man who shot President McKinley* was put on trial and in two days thereafter he had been found guilty and sentenced to be electrocuted one month thereafter. The speedy trial of Leon Ozolgosz shows the united condition of the country at present. No political party could have been profited by prolonging his trial, as all parties were equally pronounced as to his guilt and his punishment. America for Americans was never before so prominent as when the slayer of President McKinley was put on trial; and it will continue so yea, even growing stronger than it is at the present time. i The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN Vol. VIII., No. 20 EVENTS Public Mind. | McCLELLAN AND SCHLEY. Has American history been re j peated in Admiral Schley. Is I Admiral Schley guilty of the same thing that the world both believed and believes Gen. McClellan guilty of—both cowardice and treason? No one hardly believes Admiral Schley is tamed in a single instance with treason, but since the court of inquiry has been holding sessions, from the evidence brought out as to | Admiral Schley's movements at the Santiago naval battle, there seems to be no doubt but that he was sadly I lacking in bravery when a battle was actually on between the two naval fleets. The friends of Admiral Schley must feel sadly disappointed over the evidence that has been brought out, and they must likewise feel that their ideal proved himself anything but a gallant officer in the heat of battle. It is evident from the testimony brought out by the court of inquiry that no other officer in either the navy or the army of this this country, save and except Gen. McClellan, ever wantonly disobeyed as many orders as did Admiral Schley, and just why he was not court martialed after the battle at Santiago is the question. Had he received his just deserts he would have been at once ordered to Wash ington and at once arraigned before a court of his superiors for openly disobeying orders. Now that he has invited this inquiry as to his actions, it should be the duty of the naval authorities to put him on trial for insubordination and the disobeying of general orders issued by the sec retary of the navy. An excellent op portunity is herein afforded the sec retary of the navy and the naval board to administer a salutary re buke to those naval officers who think they know more than the heads of the various departments, by reducing Admiral Schley in rank, if not actually suspending him from duty. SUPPRESSING FREE SPEECH. Much is being said throughout the entire country over the action of the Virginia constitutional conven tion, which unanimously voted fa voring a restriction of free speech in that commonwealth. This is noth ing new to the state of Virginia, nor nothing new to any of the Southern states. Free speech in that section has been restricted for lo these many years; yea, it might be truthfully said that the restric tion of free speech is one of the cor nerstones of Southern Democracy. First it was only the black folk whose speech was restricted, now it is the poor folk, regardless of their color, whose speech is being re stricted. Through the personal in fluence of Senator Morgan and others the Alabama state convention not only disfranchised and restricted the free speech of colored folk, but it did the same thing to that class of citizens known in the South as "poor white trash." Thus does the re striction of free speech in the South continue to gain ground, and it will continue to do so until congress lays violent hands on it with "thus far and no further." Something must be done and done at once or two thirds of the bone and sinew of the South will be legislated out of their civil and political rights, and we will have a government similar to the one which Lincoln said could not exist in the United States, "half free and half slave." When men are refused their civil rights, and these are suppressed by the law and the shotgun, then such persons, whether they be white or black, are absolute slaves. "The poor white trash" of Alabama is in no better condition, politically speaking than the black folk, and, worst of all, these have been arrayed against each other by the leading white citizens, so as to make it impossible for them to ever come together for their mutual ben efit. Under this condition of affairs in most of the Southern states one third of the citizens absolutely rule the other two thirds. VALE GRAND ARMY. An exchange observes that Will iam McKinley will be the last presi dent recruited from the ranks of the veterans of the civil war. This, however, is very doubtful, in view of the fact that every president since the close of the late civil war, with the bare exception of Grover Clpvb land, has come from the ranks of the Grand Army, or from the ranks of the veterans of the great civil war. While there may not be at the pros ent time any Grand Army veteran a? popular as was Maj. McKinley, yet there are still many of the vete rans of the great civil war in the prime of life and sufficiently popu lar to make a hard fight for the presidency should something trans pire that would prevent President Roosevelt from being a candidate in 1904 or 1908. The feeling of the Xorth against the South is still as intense a6 it ever was, and no one so SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1901 cements the disseminating elements ] and factions of the voters of the j North as a Grand Army veteran can j didate, hence the advisability of the Republican party selecting a Grand Army man as their standard bearer. There is no South, no North, no East and no West at present in this country, especially on such occa sions as the assassination of the pres ident; but when it comes to presi j dents and political issues the lines are as distinctly drawn as they ever were. ITEMS OF NTERESTT"" The favorite pastime of John D. Rockefeller, the oil magnate, fs pitching quoits. Silk thread fabrics were taken from South Persia and India to Greece as early as 325 B. C. Prof. Hodge, of Clarke university, estimates toads to be worth $19.88 each for the work they perform in destroying cut worms. An ocean cable has been laid con necting every island of the Philip pine group with the seat of govern ment at Manila. Farmers in certain parts of Indian territory are much troubled with tor toise, which are very destructive to the melon and canteloupe patches. Medical experts have conclusively proven that persons living in a house where a coinsumptive is sooner or later contract the disease themselves. For the purpose of oil fuel for the street railway companies of San Francisco an oil tank holding 200, --000 gallons has just been built. Artificial wool made from turf fiber is now being turned out at Dusseldorf, Germany. Cloth, band ages, hats, rugs and such articles are made from it. Good gardens during summer are to be found all along the Yukon val ley, in which potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, beets and similar vege tables are raised in abundance. The sheriff of Cumberland county, Me., is a clergyman, and he frequent ly holds revival meetings on barges and in tents, where he is the chief evangelist. Prof. W. J. McGee, of the Smith sonian Institution, says human bodies do not petrify, the many re ports to the contrary notwithstand ing. One of the greatest conveniences in traveling through the country of Norway is the vast number of gates one has to open. There are upwards of 10,000 gates in the country acress public highways. Aberdeen, Wash., is said to pos sess the largest saw mill in the world. France is not waging any particu lar war in South Africa, neverthe less she has ten regiments of soldiers in that country. There is a wine crisis in Portugal, owing to the fact that the store rooms are now overcrowded with old wine and no place left for the store age of this year's crop. There are at present 132,000,000 gallons of old wine in storage. Fall River, Mass., produces mord than three-fourths of all the print cloth made in the United States and has one-seventh of all the spindles in the country. Its mills turn out more than 1,500 miles of cotton cloth every working day. The state of Minnesota leads the country in the milling industry. There are over 100,000 barrels of flour turned out daily in Minnesota, and fully 20,000,000 bushels of wheat are used in the Minneapolis mills annually. Out of 119 counties in Kentucky forty-eight of them are "dry," and twenty-one have only one point in the entire county in which liquor is sold. In seventeen others liquor can only be obtained at two points, and thirty-seven out of the entire num ber are "wet." America leads in the number of women doctors. Elizabeth Black was the first woman to graduate in medicine in 1849. Since that time the number has steadily increased, until at present there are fully 6,000 women physicians in the United States. The railway systems of Belgium are now contemplating the advisabil ity of designating a coach on their trains for women smokers, as one railroad has already been sued by a woman who was ejected from the ladies' coach on account of smoking and the habit is extensively prac ticed. According to the census there are two farm animals for every man, wo man and child in the United States. There are 40,000,000 each of sheep and swine, 45,000,000 cows and cat tle and 16,000,000 horses and mules. At a Presbyterian communion ser vice recently held in Washington city, the bread and wine were passed by two admirals, a general, two su preme court justices and a former secretary of state. BROTHER IN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob serving Men. A McKINLEY MONUMENT. Strenuous efforts are being made by the colored citizens of many of the cities and communities of this country to raise sufficient money for the purpose of erecting a monument in memory of the late William Mc- Kinley, our martyred president. The A. M. E. church, as an organiz ation, has taken the lead in the ef fort, and it is devising plans where by it can raise th« necessary funds to do so with. Other organizations among the colored folk have taken up the cry, and, if the whole will work with a unanimity of purpose, there is no doubt but that within a short time much progress will have been made toward the McKinley monument fund. WHY XOT DO IT RIGHTf An editor of a colored exchange apologizes to his readers for the shabby appearance of his paper the two previous issues, and gives as an excuse for the same, he was too busy working at a theater to spare the time to properly attend to this pub lic educator. No wonder his paper impresses one as having had a few handfuls of type shot into it, rather than regularly printed in it. Any thing not worth properly looking after is not worth looking after at all; and it is an imposition on the public to force such rubbish into its consideration. When color ed men learn to make newspaper dom a business just the same as other business, and just the same as other races do, then they will issue papers that will reflect credit not only upon themselves, but upon the race to which they themselves be long. For a general thing the aver age newspaper printed and publish ed by colored men is a side issue and used as a grafting fproposition, with no eye or intention single to the ad vancement of their race. Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing is so commendable of any race of peo ple as genuine wholesome success in whatever it undertakes. COLLECTING RACE MATTER. A novel feature of the Charleston exposition will be seen in the put ting into operation in the Afro- American department of the exposi tion a circulating news depot. Sam ples of all musical compositions of the Negroes of this country, in con nection with samples of all journals edited by colored men, are to be placed in a gigantic news depot and exhibited for sale, not so much for the amount they will bring the de partment, but for the purpose of showing to the world the progress the race has made along this line since the emancipation. Journal ists will be asked to send copies of their papers regularly to the news department, where they can be ex posed for sale, and, if sold, a pro rata of the sale price will be returned to the paper. This will enable per sons of color visiting the exposition to call in and get his home paper and learn the local news the same as if he was there to receive his regular Saturday's paper.' The plan is a capital one, and it is hoped that it will prove a success both financially and otherwise. BUILD BATTLESHIP. A proposition to build a battleship costing $1,250,000 by colored con tributions and presenting the same to the United States government is being advocated by Albert S. Lowe, formerly a private in the Tenth cavalry of the regular army. Mr. Lowe proposes to raise the required amount of money by contributions entirely from Negroes who are citi zens of the state of Georgia. He proposes to make a personal appeal to the 900,000 of that state, and he believes that they will contribute the required funds to build the bat tleship as aforesaid. Mr. Lowe's pa triotism in this instance is to be ad mired. His desire for his race to do something to show its appreciation to the government for what the gov ernment has done for it is to be com mended by every patriotic citizen; but our government is sufficiently able to build all the battleships that it needs, and it would therefore seem more in keeping with good business tactics, if Mr. Lowe would follow in the wake of Booker T. Washington and erect in the state of Georgia a gigantic industrial school, where the girls and boys of his race could learn to work with their heads and hands, one and the jsame; where they could learn to make themselves useful, whether on the farm or in the factory, whether in the kitchen or in the counting j room, whether as menials or as me ' chanics, instead of building weapons of war. The young folks that are members of Mr. Lowe's race find themselves at a serious disadvantage when they try to compete with skilled labor ,and it is very rarely the case that one is found, who, after having spent years in some college or seminary of learning, on leaving the institution have any special fit ness for the duties of life save,"l am educated," which is a small potato I and a few in the hill for any one to i fight the battles of an industrial life j with. Build a Booker Washington I industrial school and the United I States government will appreciate yoru more than if you built two bat j tleships, Mr. Lowe. j A JAPANESE HONORED. The Marquis Ito, a distinguished Japanese statesman who is sojourn ing in the United States for the present, was royally entertained in Seattle while visiting here a few days ago. A magnificent banquet was tendered him last Friday even- ] ing, at which many of Seattle's most distinguished citizens were present. It is rather remarkable to note the willingness of some of the men present, who boast of Southern aristocratic blood in their veins, to do homage to this member of the' brown race, classed by the United States census taker as a "colored man," which is the symbol of dis grace in the eyes of all white Ameri can citizens. That unusual amount' of homage that was being paid to' this distinguished Japanese by our white citizens arose out of the fact•' that he stood in a position to influ ence his country to extensively trade with the United States, and it was the trade, and by no means the man, that our distinguished citizens weie paying homage to. FOOD FOII THOUGHT. The Afro-American in this coun try can learn a salutary lesson from the treatment accorded to this dis tinguished Japanese and profit greatly therefrom. If the Afro- Americans of this country wish to become factors in this great western civilization they will have to become influential in the business affairs of the world. They will have to pos sess those things that business men want before royalty and all manner of men will stoop to pay homage to them. But a few years ago the Japanese were branded as too igno rant and superstitious to be admitt-, ed into this country for even the purpose of becoming servants, but now the whole scene has been chang ed, owing to the fact that these peo ple are considered among the most progressive as well as aggressive peo ple in the Orient, and they are being bowed down to by royalty. To get the Japanese trade means something to any nation, hence whenever an opportunity presents itself citizens of civilized countries are doing all in their power to cater to the leading citizens of the Japanese country. The same rule would hold good with the Negro under similar circum stances, and it is here suggested that the Afro-Americans of this country make the Japanese people an exam ple after which they pattern for the purpose of the bettering of their own conditions. HAYTI IS PROSPEROUS. Bishop James Theodore Holly, of the Episcopal church of Hayti, is visiting the United States. Speak ing for publication concerning his country, he gave it out that Hayti was in equally as prosperous condi tion as the United States; that the country was peaceable and quiet in every respect and that great prepa rations were being made by the en tire citizenship for the celebration of their centennial in 1904. At that time the little republic will have reached its one hundredth milestone since the slaves broke their masters' chains and proclaimed their freedom to all manner of men on the island, after having first driven their mas ters from the island. The sea over which they have traveled has been a stormy one, and at times the little republic seemed all but engulfed by the mountain-like billows that surg ed about it from the sea of internal dissension, but it has weather ed the fiercest storms and has suc ceeded in keeping its head above the water until it has reached its one hundredth milestone, and is in a fairly prosperous condition, as well as giving much evidence of being able to take its place among the world's republics, if not quite so large equally as durable. Hayti can prevent further revolutions among the citizens, it will continue to prosper and glow as other repub lics on the American soil have grown. REALM OF RELIGION! Among the World's Christians and Quasi Christians. METHODISTIC UNIFICATION. The ecumenical conference which recently adjourned its third session was attended by 600 delegates from ! ' all parts of the world, and was per- ' | haps the most extensive of its kind j that has ever been reported. One of' ; the striking features about the con- ■ 1 ference was the tendency toward 1 Methodistic unification. The open-' 1 ing sermon was preached by Bishop Charley P. Galloway, a distinguish ed divine of the Methodist Episcopal' Church South, and he argued fer-! vently for the unification of all Me-: thodist denominations. Much har- ( mony prevailed among the entire' delegation. There were twelve dis tinct Methodist denominations from America and as many more from j other parts of the world, represent ing perhaps 9,000,000 actual Meth odist members, and a Methodist pop ulation of two or three times that number. It will thus be seen that' the Methodist denomination is rap idly verging on to the point of being the strongest religious denomination in the world. DR. PURVES DEAD. One of the ablest divines of the city of New York died the latter ] part of September in the person of Rev. George T. Purves. Mr. Purves might have been considered only in ; the prime of life at the time of his i death, but he had reached the point where he was considered one of the , most profound pulpit orators in the i country. He rapidly passed from one degree of importance to another , until at the time of his death he had but few equals and still fewer supe- ( riors. He was as able a writer as he ( was a preacher, and the Presbyterian j assembly has lost much in his death. . CUBA'S RELIC.IOI S PROBLEM. There is no doubt but Cuba has a .c serious religious problem confronting j i her at this writing. If the policy of * the United States is pursued in Cuba 1 —the complete separation of church j \ and state —the Catholic church will! . have a claim of $35,000,000 against j I the property interests of Cuba, but how to get this is the much-mooted ( question. The attempt to have the c Catholic church chosen as the na- l tional faith having been overwhelm- i ingly defeated in the constitutional ] convention, it is very apparent that < it will be a difficult matter for the ". representatives of the Catholic church to collect, not only the sum that they claim, but any part of it. ( Catholicism is strongly rooted ( among a large majority of the citi- ( zens of Cuba, and the church prop- 1 erty question is going to be a trou- ' blesome one in the affairs of Cuba '' for many years to come. CATHOLIC NONSENSE. ', Speaking about the Catholic ( church reminds the writer of an ' edict that has recently been issued " by a distinguished Catholic rector to ' the effect that all Catholic parents ] sending their children of 10 years 1 and younger to public school absolu- ( tion would be refused. The same edict went further and said that all 1 Catholics who were married by Prot- ' tants would be excommunicated, and ; likewise all Catholics who were mar- ' ried by a justice of the peace or a notary public, absolution would be refused. While this is direct from the fountain head of the Catholic church, it is being bitterly opposed by many latter-day Catholics, who still cling to the fundamental teach ing of Catholicism yet do not be lieve in any such intolerance as this, and if it is enforced, it will be the means of causing a great many de vout worshippers of the Catholic faith leaving the same, and though they may not connect themselves with any other church, they will not pay homage to the Catholic church. JEWS CAUSE TROUBLE.. Free Masonry in Germany is split asunder, and the grand lodge seems unable to settle the difficulty. The cause of the whole trouble arises from the fact that the Prussian grand lodges plant themselves upon a Christian basis. They refuse any one as a member that has not been baptised and that does not believe in some Christian denomination. The Hamburg grand lodge is opposed to this and proclaims it religious intol erance. It might be added in the way of explanation, that the Ham j burg lodges are made up largely of I Jews, who take no stock in Chris tian religion, and they will be forced to withdraw from the Masonic fra ternity if the Prussian grand lodges win out in this fight. The fight is being watched with acute interest by Price Five Cents the Free Masonry of this country, owing to the fact that it has a race ! problem to deal with also. ; BIBLE TEACHING. The city council of Cleveland has adopted a new feature in school work : for that city. Recently the council j unanimously voted to add the Lord's prayer, the Ten Commandments and the Twenty-third Psalm to the regu j lar school cirriculum for study and consideration. This may perhaps place those teachers of an agnostic turn of mind in awkward positions, for persons who do not believe in God nor the teachings of the Ten Commandments, nor anything per taining to the Bible would not make very much out at teaching it. The question whether the Bible should be admitted to the public schools is one that has agitated the public mind for the past quarter of a cen tury or more and it is still unsettled. Not even strict religiouists take kindly to having the Bible taught in the public schools lest some one drift into teaching denominationalism at the same time, which is a thought quite worthy of consideration. iJIHLJLO NOON CLASS. In the railroad shops of Cleveland, 0., and other points in the East the Young Men's Christian Association has been quite successful in estab lishing Bible classes among the em ployees for the noon hour. It was considered almost impossible when it was first talked of, but nothing venture nothing made, and the young men made the effort, and, as said above, have been quite success ful in it. .From ten to twenty min utes are spent by the men reading and discussing the Bible, and this is done without regard^p creed or de nomination, and, on the whole con ducted as are the Young Men's Christian Associations. tHIRCH K\I'E\UITIHES. The following figures have been compiled showing the expenditures of the churches of the world for the maintenance of educational, charit able and literary improvements. United States—Maintenance of all churches, $137,563,200; education and literature, $33,728,000; hospit als and orphanages, $28,300,000; im provements and missions, $43,000,- U00; miscellaneous, $45,466,100. England—Church of England offer ings, $57,222,170; church of Eng land revenues, $28,772,785; free church, $25,832,500; Catholic churches, $11,411,282; education and literature, $45,445,682; hospit als and orphanages, $29,121,200; im provements, missions, $18,850,765. Scotland—All religious purposes, $11,051,400. Western and Northern Europe—Roman Catholic, $102, --138,200; Protestant, $67,290,400; other Christian purposes, $34,500, --000; Russia and 5iberia,551,255,500; Greek church, Patriarch or Constan tinople, $5,625,000; Australian fed eration, $6,900,000; Pacific islands and Madagascar, $425,500 South Africa, $2,500,000; West Indies, $325,000; foreign missions not given before, $2,900,000; constitu encies on the mission fields, $701, --000; Roman Catholic orders, $21, --489,000; Roman Catholic missions, $9,400,000; literature and education not given before, $30,440,000; or phanages not included above, $16, --080,000; Sunday schools, lesson pa pers and libraries, $6,200,500; im provements and repairs, $25,000, --000; percentage estimated for non reporting, $69,800,000; miscellane ous, $2,500,000. BUILD PARKER A PARK. A New York paper is heading an effort to raise sufficient funds to build James B. Parker, the man who prevented Czolgosz from firing a third shot into the body of the president, a palatial residence in Washington City. The movement is purely a New York one, and only citizens of New York are being call ed upon to contribute to the fund. T. Thomas Fortune, the editor of the New York Age, is the chief pro moter of the undertaking, and that being a fact, its success is almost cer tain. Parker is deserving of all of the good things that are being said about him, as well as all the good things that should be done for him, and The Republican truly hopes that a mansion will be purchased and furnished for him in the United States capital, if for no other reason than to be pointed out as the home of the man who leaped to the rescue of a United States president when he was being fired upon by a red-hand ed murderous anarchist. In the domain of Uncle Sam there are 3,828 millionaires, or one for every 20,000 citizens. Now, if all that the millionaire owns was dis tributed among the whole, how long would it be before some one of them would again have the whole? Let the echoes answer.