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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
Vol. VIII., No. 21 PASSING EVENTS Of Men and Things in the Public Mind. GOVBBKMBHT lUSIXESS MT. There is no denying the fact that business men prefer to do business with other business men in prefer ence to doing business with or for the goernment all because there are so much red tape and self-opinion ated public officials to deal with, and it is no wonder that the ship yard.- in the Fast are refusing to bid for government contracts. Govern ment officials should be given to un derstand that they are no more nor less than any other business man, and they should attend to the gov ernment's business the same as they would attend to the business of a private corporation, and until they do so private business concerns will never try to do business with the government, only when they find it impossible to do business with any one else. I HCIJB SAM'S I'OPILATIOX. The theory that there are more women than men in this world may hold good as to general results, hut it does not hold good as to the United State-, as the final casting up of the results of the late census shows that there are 39,059,242 men in this country and only 37, --24:4.14.") women, or a ratio of 51.2 men to tB.B women. It is thus seen that each man in the United States can have a wife if he likes and then there will be a couple of million to spare. It is therefore here suggest ed that each of the several states in this Union pass laws imposing a heavy license or tax on unmarried men. and this should be done with out regard as to what has prompted them to not marry. One of the greatest evils of the present age is the disposition of the men to live single rather than to marry and have to support a family. The man who has not energy enough to un dertake to support a family should be compelled to con tribute to the funds of the general government for the indirect support of the children of other fam ilies and for the general mainte nance of our republic. scotch pkopije crimixai,. Despite the oft asserted exceeding kindness of heart attributable to the Scotchman, yet the record shows that in the United Kingdom there are more Scottish criminals in pro portion to the whole population than either English or Trish. Such a statement can hardly be belived. but when it comes from an official source it can hardly be denied. Dur ing the year 1900 there were con victed, in the courts of Scotland 1,386 Scottish persons for every 100.000. In England the ratio was 581, and in Ireland 839. It will thus be seen that the criminal in clination of the Scotch people was almost as great as that of England and Ireland combined, and yet these people are considered the morst Christ-like, forbearing race of people in all Christendom. While they are not charged with being public dis turbers, anarchists or revolutionists, yet they seem to get there just the same when it comes to committing crime. MAW KI'HOI'KAN FAMINES. In this land of plenty one cannot appreciate the fact that there are many places in Europe at the pres ent time that arc actually suffering from famine. It has been but a few months since the United States, in connection with other governments. sent ship-loads of flour and other necessities of life to the famine stricken districts of India, and that country is not wholly free from it at the present tini", but it will be news to most American people to learn thai Russia has many famine strick en districts at present, for which the government is compelled to appro priate large -urns of money for the relief of the citizens thereof. During the present year the Russian government has appropriated var ious sums for famine stricken dis tricts iii the empire as follows: Sar atofT. $48,000; Tauris, $203,000: Don Basin. $50,000; Yekaterins lawn, $95,000, with a supply of au tumn seeds for the fanners. Emper or Nicholas has ordered that the famine fund of the general govern ment be increased to $7,000,000. Tt hardly seems possible that there is any country in the world at the pres ent time where it is absolutely nec essary to raise as much money foi • famines as the figures above quoted " but there is. and it would prove in teresting reading matter for th( world in general if some one wit! an inquisitive turn of mind would seek out and set forth the causes for j such a condition of affairs either in j that or any other country. TAMMAM VS. LOW. The fact that ten separate and distinct political parties have united in nominating Seth Low for mayor of Greater New York and are all working in perfect harmony for his success at the polls, is evidence suf ficient to warrant anyone with com mon sense in branding Tammany JI all politics as not only vicious, but deadly injurious to the common wel fare of not only Xew York city it self, but of the entire state. Tam many Hall Democracy has been the curse of Xew York for many years and it is no better today than it has always been, and it is so had that the citizens of Xew York, with out regard to politics or religion, have united to overthrow it and break its hold upon the municipal affairs of that city. Tbe politicians who swarm about Tammany Hall and who live from the crumbs that drop from its tables, do so knowing that the leaders of that famous Dem ocratic institution are steeped in crime; foster crime and succeed in politics only by criminal co-opera tion ,and this has moved the better element of citizens to taking the in iative with the view of overthrowing and dethroning these criminals from the various offices of that municipal government. STEEL TRUST'S EARNINGS. From a bulletin recently issued by the United States Steel Corpora tion covering its earnings for the past six months, it is learned that the net earnings covering that time amount to $54,954,871. After al olwing .$7,600,000 for interest on bonds, $7,059,705 for sinking fund purposes, paid dividens on common and preferred stock amounting to $27,968,224, there still remains a surplus of $12,326,748. If this isn't a most encouraging report then it is impossible for an encouraging re port to be made of either this or any other financial concern. At the same ratio the concern will clear in one year's time over. $100,000,000. If the consumes has caved a ten 1. of that amount and if the laborer has lost nothing in wages .then all is well, but this is not believed, as it is impossible for nay concern to save $100,000,000 in one year without having fleeced some class of business men or laborer in so doing. How ever, the fact must not be overlook ed that there has been an increased demand for steel during the past six months over that of previous years. HARK IIAW.VS PASSING. Is Mark Jlanna, the political man ager of the late president, to pass into "innocuous desuetude" since tin' death of President MeKinley? is a question that is going the rounds of the press ;at the present time Certainly Senator Hanna will not be the power behind the throne dur ing the Roosevelt administration, even if he was during the MeKinley administration, but Mr. Hanna is an able, shrewd and sagacious politi cian, and if he elects to give Presi dent Roosevelt's administration trouble, he will be able to do so. He probably has no desire to become an idininistration sinecure with a view )f parceling out presidential pat ■onage, nor has he any desire, it is very generally considered, to oppose the new president's administration in any shape, form or manner, but President Roosevelt would do well to treat Mark Hanna with the cour tesy that is due him .not only on ac count of his official position as^ Fnited States scenator, but as a president maker and moulder of public opinion. NEWS NOTES. A dispatch from Washington City announces the fact that Captain W. T. 1 Unwell is to rmeain in charge of the Puget Sound naval yard, which is very gratifying news to most persons in Seattle who have had occasion to transact business with him. He is said to lie the most affable and businesslike commander that has ever before been at the Pu get Sound naval yard. Cablegrams from Pekin, China, report that Chinese policemen are now patrolling that city and are giv ing ample protection to all foreign ers and Christian Chinese therein. If this be true, and it should not be doubted, there will be no further use of the United Powers maintain ing ;f?mies at the Chinese capital. From a financial standpoint, the most interesting convention that has assembled for a good many months is now in session at Milwaukee, and this convention if none other than the twenty-seventh annual of the American Bankers' Association. The members of this association represent a combined capital of over $8,000,000,000 and SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1901 hail from all parts of the United States. Important financial ques tions will come before this body and will be discussed at length with a view of having congress pass new banking laws, and also remedy some that haev already been passed. A jury has been impanelled for the re-hearing of the famous Caleb Powers case in Georgetown, Ky., who is charged with being an acces sory before the fact to the assassin ation of Governor Goebel. Powers was tried and convicted once before and the supreme court set the ver dict aside and granted a new trial. The necessary sum of money for a ransom for Miss Stone has not been fully raised as yet, hut the American consul at Constantinople has demanded of the Turkish gov ernment that it at once make good the deficit and at the same time guarantee the United States a return of that part of vthe ransom money that has been made up by her citi zens. The English government stands with the United States gov ernment that this he done, and it is hoped before another week passes Miss Stone will be restored to the 'hisoui of her friends. The secretary of the navy has ap proved of the estimates of appropri ation for improvements of the Pu get Sound naval yard for the next fiscal year, which amounts to $1, --545,704.40. This is much larger than ever before, and it shows very conclusively that our government intends making the Puget Sound naval yard one of the largest in the I Hi ted States. During the most of the present week the court of inquiry has been listening to witnesses called to tes tify in the Schley-Sampson case in behalf of Admiral Schley. These witnesses have endeavored to tell a different tale from that told by the government's witnesses, but it all amounts to the same when summed up. If Admiral Schley did any thing at the Santiago naval battle that is deserving of special credit any more than any other officer, then that fact has not been brought out by the court of inquiry. This circuit court of appeals at Albany, N. V., has granted a new trial to Uoland B. Molineaux. The date of the beginning of the trial has not been iixed as yet. LOCAL. Lo Sambo and Hi Henry have af forded Seattle quite a bit of amuse ment for the past two weeks, but Seattle paiti dearly for it, after all. Now that Mr. Myer, Seattle's lead ing music dealer, has taken unto lnsinself a belter half, if his custo mers do not hear more music than ever it will be no fault of his. Auditor George U. Lamping of King county has been promoted to the colonelcy of the Washington .National States Guard, which is oolite an honor for Mr. Lamping, and, it is suspected, quite a political Doom for him as well. Quite a number of persons were present at the State University last lueeday to witness the laying of the corner stone of the hall of science by the college dignitaries. Much improvement is being done at the university and the contemplated erection of the science hall is but in keeping with the vast amount of im provements that were mapped out for the university by the last legis lature. Money sufficient to carry out this proposed improvement was appropriated by the legislature and it is now being successfully used. Just now Seattle is again suffering from an epidemic of hold-ups such as t has not suffered from since the fa! no us clean up last summer, which caused so much excitement in the courts while it was under considera tion. Imposing a reasonable license on the teamstres of the city may be just, fairand equitable, but there seems to W no reason nor justice in com pelling them to put up a $500 bond as well, and unless The Republican is sadly mistaken all of this is the work of the Seattle Transfer Com pany endeavoring to squeeze out the little concerns in order to get a mo- Qopoly of the transfer business for itself." The abusive treatment imposed upon (I. \V. Dickenson, Jr., and his two cousins while confined in prison at the police headquarters is to be investigated by the police commis sioners. While The - Republican does not intend to venture an opin ion as to the outcome of this inves tigation, yet it will say to Mr. Dick enson that if he wishes file men pun ished who abused his son, he should take the matter tf§ the superior, court inatanter, if vA sooner. BROTHER IN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob serving Men. OREBO.VS COLORED UWVER, According to the New Age, of Portland, Mr. C. A. Lucas is the first man of color to take the examina tion for admission to the bar in the state of Oregon. Mr. Lucas is well known in this city and is considered a very bright man, intellectually, and it is predicted that he will make a successful lawyer if he succeeds in pasing the required examination, iieing well acquainted in the state, Mr. Lucas will soon have an excel lent practice at his command as Portland and Oregon in general of fer an inviting field for him. KOOSEVKiL.T A.SO VV ASKi.NO lOX. Recently Prof. Booker T. Wash ington was summoned to Washing ton City to advise with President Koosevelt as to the best methods of dealing with the xYfro-Americans in the South from a political and fin ancial standpoint. There is much difference of opinion as to what re ally passed between the president and Mr. Washington, but suffice it that things were said by both, of them of much interest and benefit to the race that was under discus sion. It was the first instance in the history of the United States where a president of the United States consulted in any shape, form or manner a colored man in the inter ests of his race, or made any effort whatever to find out the real facts about the race, save what some cheap John politician told him. Ir respective of what may have been said by the hvo, the president is to be commended for calling Mr. Washington, who is beyond a doubt the most noted ISegro in the United States, into consultation concerning the success of the race to which he belongs. WASHINGTON'S COLORED I'E(h'!,E. The stale of Washington h cred ited with having 21,799 "'colored persons" out of a total population of ±i)0,o04. The average reader should not get confounded in this state ment about the colored population and labor under the belief that there are that many Negroes in the tsate of Washington. "Colored is here applied to all persons and nationali ties not Caucasian, which includes Indians, Japanese, Chinese and Ne groes. Strictly speaking there are not to exceed 3,000 Negroes in the state of Washington. HE WHITES A HOOK. Dr. Samuel JLSurdett, a retired United States veterinary surgeon, has just issued a small booklet com prising a hundred or more pages, which is entitled "Lynchings Ex posed." It is cleverly written and is full and overflowing with food for thought along this line. While much is said in the book which the Southern white man will take ser ious exceptions to, yet the argu ments are so conclusive that the gen eral facts canot be denied. Much has been done by the Southern wiiite man under the excitement of the moment against the Negro, which he has seriously regretted af ter giving the matter a sober second thought. That men have been Lynched and burned at the stake who were perfectly innocent of having committed any crime whatever is patent to the minds of every person that has visited the Southern states, and it is just such points as this that this book has endeavored to bring out and properly place before the reading public. No one can read it without saying "amen" to the most it says ,except it be those who wish to keep the real facts in the har-V ground of tiie high crimes commit ted in the South against the laws of our common country, which should be condemned by the lead ing citizens of this and every civ ilized country. It is hoped that men of influence and intelligence wil lin terest themselves in this booklet and take the time to read the same and they will be thoroughly convinced that there is something rotten in Denmark. GETS lilt; DAM KiIIS. Kit-hard W. White is the name of a Chicago Negro who has recently recovered a $25,000 judgment against a firm of contractors in that city, in whose employ he was at the time he sustained the damages which resulted in getting him so large a sum of money. He was foreman of a gang of men at the time, and while descending a tunnel shaft in a bucket with two other employes, the rope broke and they fell ninety-five feet to the bottom. His two companions were instantly killed, but he escaped death in a most miraculous way. He subse quently sued the company and the trial which ended a few days ago, resulted in the jury bringing in a verdict for the plaintiff awarding him $25,000 damages for the fall. ITEMS OF INTEREST. The top of Mount Everest, which is 29,002 feet, has never been reach ed by tourists as yet. Of all the Australian colonies Tasmania is said to have less drunk enness in it than any. During the year 1900 the laboicrs of Great Britain gained in wages over the previous year $1,000,000 per week. During the last eight monts Jap an's foreign trade amounted to $78, --000,000 exports, with about $75, --000,000 imports. A home for aged Jews is being erected in Chicago, at a cost of $40, --000, which amount has all bee sub scribed and paid in. A horse railway from Buenos Ayres to the town of San Martin is fifty miles long, which is the longest uorse railway m the world. The Swiss government contem plates during the coming year to tram military balloonists lor the purpose of handling balloons in time ot war and for other strategic pur poses. fifteen companies have been formed in Battle Creek, Mich., for the purpose of manufacturing health ioous. The total capital stock of tnese companies amounts to $10, --5,5,000. In llungaria not long since a ulaeK. cloud suddenly spread over the sKy and at once a shower of green isn opalescent insects began to des cend and cover the ground to the wepth ol a foot. Recently a 2s ew York firm reviv ed a consignment oi 100 tons of cat tails, lor me purpose of ornament ing ladies" wearing apparel. To supply that order menat that not less tnani 1,^,000 cats had been Killed for the purpose. During the past nine months of the present year Chicago has had the Heaviest receipts of livestock in its entier history. Cars aggregating ,^13,118 arrived in its stock yards, which is greater by 12,625 cars than ever before for the same length of time. The beet sugar production for 1901 in the United States is esti mated to amount to 198,500 tons. Of this amount California produced 60,000, Michigan 00,000, Colorado 20,000, Utah 15,UU0, Nebraska 7,UUO, New York 7,000, Wisconsin 3,000, Minnesota 2,500 Washington Z,\JWi and Oregon 2,000. Recorder Hughes of New Orleans recently fined tnree young men $2 and costs each for singing "When the Harvest Days are Over, Jessie Dear, and a number of similar songs, which they persisted in sing ing to the annoyance of the com munity while they were under the influence of intoxicants. The re corder was of the opinion that if there was no law on the statute books prohibiting such ,there should be and he would start the ball roll ing by making one. Seattle is a hummer when it comes to working for Seattle. They have worked the government into making a canal to Lake Washing ton so as to have a fresh water har bor free from the teredo and barna cle and are now working a scheme to be one end of a new transconti nental line to push the Oriental trade. Truly, Providence, McKin ley expansion and Jim Hill are "three of a kind" for Seattle, with Seattle's people pulling to make it "two pairs," all of one kind. That is the kind of people that build cit- An Italian vendetta and a Japan ese melee, in which brass knucks, knives and bludgeons played con spicuous parts, were both before Judge George last Monday morning for adjudication. After listening for hours to the jargon of both the Japs and the Italians the judge fined ail concerned, lest he make a misjdfl and the guilty one escape. Mr. J. E. Hawkins enteiSfflßilf number of his gentleman last Friday evening at a general up to-date stag party. Quite a number of the gentlemen of the city took ad vantage of the invitation and were present, and a most enjoyable time was the result. Mr. and Mrs. Haw kins have recently fitted up a new home on Harrison street/ where comfort, elegance and luxury reign supreme. REALM OF RELIGION Among the World's Christians and Quasi Christians. TAKIHG MISSIONARY WORK. The national convention of the Christian Foreign Misionary Socie ty is in session in Minneapolis with a well attended delegation from all parts of the' country. Missionary Farris spoke on the condition of af fairs in the Congo Free State and se verely arraigned the Belgium gov ernment and its officials for the bru tal manner in which they were treat ing the natives, shooting them for any crime they might be charged with. The convention elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, A. McLain, Cin cinnati; first vice president, W. S. Dickenson, Cincinnati; recording secretary, George A. Miller, Coving ton, Ky.; treasurer, S. M. Cooper, Cincinnati; corresponding secretary, S. M. Rains, Cincinnati; auditor, Russell Errett, Cincinnati. Marry ,\d xot marry. The subject of manage and di vorce has been the paramount issue of tiie hpiscopal church of Ameri ca's convention during the past week. Much has been said whether divorces should be granted or not, and from the wide range of discus sion on the subject it would seem that a great many persons are still ignorant of the fact that it is con trary to the teachings of the Bible to be unequally yoked together. "Should persons re-marry after hav ing been divorced?" has also been widely discussed by the convention and on a vote taken on the subject it was decided by 182 against 158 that divorced persons should not re marry ,all of winch would seem just as foolish as trying to prevent per sons who do not agree from getting divorces. IX THEM AHS DE LIBERATE. The biennial session of the Evan gelical Lutheran church of North America has been in session at Lima, U., ior the major part of the past week. Key. Dr. Jtianson, one of the active members of the church, de nied the assertion recently made in San Francisco to the effect that 2 00,000 Scandinavians were looking forward to becoming members of Protestant Episcopal churches. In stead thereof, Dr. Hanson maintain ed that the Lutheran church was steadily gaming Scandinavian mem bers from the Protestant churches, and that sooner or later there would not be left a corporal's guard of Scandinavian persons in any of the Protestant churches. THKT lIAOE FAUGWELL. Seventeen missionaries assembled in Plymouth church in this city last Monday evening to take their fare-' well leave of Christian workers prior to departing for their misionary fields of labor in China, it was an impressive scene and one that those attending wiiL not soon forget. These missionaries are not being sent out by ,my particular church, body or organization, but are going out with the belief that those inter ested in the Lord will help them through with their work. They were exceedingly successful while here in getting together a number of sub stantial articles that they will need while on their mission, and they left last Wednesday full of good cheer, believing that they would be able to do much good for the cause of Christ among the heathen Chineses. WOMEN TAKE THli LIOAO. It is charged by a very able writer that in all extreme phases of relig ious teachings the women have out numbered the men in its advocacy, which, to some extent, is quite true, but instead of the same showing sveakness of mind on the part of the women, it rather shows that they are ever eager to do something to better the condition of mankind morally, religiously and otherwise. Women, tor the most part, believe that there is no medium so instrumental in ele vating mankind as that of religion, hence their readiness to take hold M any phase of religion that prom- Tses ready relief. Being of such a turn of mind naturally impresses one with the belief that women are more religious than necessary, and certainly more religious than men. IHIUCH OK GREECE. The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has issued a proclamation enjoining all members, monks and other Christians to refrain from burning or otherwise damaging trees or concealing those guilty of such crimes. This is done with the direct aim and intention of preserv ing the forests of that country, Price Five Cents which have been drawn upon for manufacturing purposes for many centuries. RAISING BIG SIM. The pastor of the A. M. E. church of this city aided by his congrega tion is endeavoring to raise $600 to pay oft' an indebtedness against the church property. They have a splendid piece of church property in this city, which is becoming more valuable every year, and when this debt will have been paid off, it will be free in every respect from incum brance. The pastor and the mem bers are endeavoring to raise the debt by popular subscription, and many of the citizens of Seattle have already contributed sums to that end. Rev. M. Scott, the pastor of the church, is now beginning his second year at this point and at the REV. M. SCOTT Pastor A. M. E. Church, Seattle. last annual conference lie made the best report that was ever taken from Seattle or any other church in this conference, if he is successful dur ing the present year in lifting the church debt and likewise making a good financial report to the annual conference, he will stand head and shoulders above any other preacher that has ever been in the state of Washington. Mr. Scott is a Louisi anian by birth and received what ever education he has while in that state, lie has rapidly improved the talent that wad given him and he is today considered one of the best in formed divines of the A. M. E. church in the West. SENATOR HOAR PRKSIIIKD. During the session of the nation al I nitarian conference, which was recently held in Saratoga, N. V., Senator George F. Hoar presided over the meetings. A feature of the convention was the address of Dr. Minot J. Savage of New York City on "The Twentieth Century .Relig ion." Carroll D. Wright of Wash ington City was elected president for the ensuing year. A BK\fc;\OLKXT WOMAX. Miss lviith Charlotte Dana, who recently died in Boston, left a be quest of $5,000 to establish a schol arship in the American College at Koine for students for a priesthood from the Boston archdiocese. She also left $5,000 for establishing a scholarship in the Catholic Univer sity at Washington for a like pur pose, and $2,000 was given to the rector of the Boston College as a scholarship for students preparing for the priesthood. This good sis ter left much for the advancement of Catholicism, and it is to be hop ed that her memory will ever be kept green by the members of the Catholic church. Will the principal actors in the movement of the Law and Order League explain to the public why it is that no effort is being made by them to prevent slot machines from being run in the city in open de iianee of the slate laws, as well as to the Law and Order League? What has caused this lull in "the prosecution of the open violators of the law? The Republican believes that the slot machines that are now being run in this city should be clos ed up. They can be closed up if the law is en forced, and those persons responsible for the enforcement of the law should see to it that the law is enfroeed, or those persons respon sible for the making of such officials should see to it that they do their dut\ or be thrown out of office. Fully 200 colored women could. find ready employment in this city today as cooks or servants at wages ranging from $20 to $30 per month, ii they could be had. Why would it not I.c a splendid idea for this fact to be made known to the colored, women of the Mast, who are work ing for $5 per month and think they are doing well? An entertainmeni at the A. M. E. church last Tnesdaj evening, at which a literary program was ren dered, was well attended and prov ed very successful.