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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
Vol. VIII., No. 22 PASSING EVENTS Of Men and Things in the Public Mind. \V ATTK It SOX'S \V A NTS. Blue Grass state, so comes the re port, is figuring on capturing the next presidential nomination oil the Democratic party. No man in the South has gained so much public notoriety as Henry Watterson, the noted editor of the Courier Journal, and, if he has decided to enter the race for the presidential nomination, | he will make it warm for William Jennings Bryan and David Bennett Hill, both of whom are already seek ing this partisan honor. To be nom inated for president by the Demo cratic party is nothing more nor less than an empty partisan honor, and will be for years yet to come; never theless there are always men who are anxious for such honors, more for the notoriety that it gives them than for the hope that they will ever be president of the United States. While Mr. Watterson half-heartedly .supported Mr. Bryan in 1900, he was in open rebellion against him in lS'.Mi, and as a lesult Kentucky in 1896 went overwhelmingly Republi can for the first time since the Re publican overthrow in 1875. This of itself shows that he is an able man and with a powerful following; yea, even dangerous to the success of the Democratic party, if he elects to op pose its presidential nominees, and there is no doubt but that he will go to the next national convention with a strong following for the presiden tial nomination. THOSE) MAMLA OUTBREAKS. Fatal outbreaks in Manila are be ing frequently reported, in which quite a few of the insurgents as well as the United States soldiers arc killed in skirmishes that take place between the two. The war in the Philippines notwithstanding this is quite over, and, as was reported some months ago, nothing but guerilla war prevails in those islands. If our troops so far forget themselves as to allow the natives to bushwhack them it is their carelessness, rather than the natives prowess in war. How ever, more care should be taken by the war department and the generals in command to prevent such mas sacres as have been reported within the past month. The Ninth infan try, a company with a history, was recently surrounded ami almost cut to pieces by the natives. An oppor tunity, however was given to the Ninth infantry a few (lays later to attack a company of native-, and they killed over a hundred of them. not granting any quarters to the wounded, and putting everyone they could got in reach of to imme diate death. This is heartless, cruel and unchristian-like, and some step> to prevent a reccurrence of such should be taken by the proper au thorities. SL'HLKVS TASK RMJIXG. Jt is with a degree of satisfaction that the public is informed that the Schley court of inquiry is Rearing its end. What its final decision mil be is problematical, but it is more than likely that the court of inquiry will come no nearer settling the vexed question that has been agitating the minds of the public since the mem orable battle of Santiago, which re sulted in the total annihilation of that splendid Spanish fleet that ennie to the American waters for the purpose of bombarding and destroy ing American industries, than it has been. The evidence that has been brought out is of a contradic tory character in every particular. Bchley"s friends testify of his bravery and Sampson's friends of his eo\v trdice as well as of his total inability to command a great naval fleet, ft will be a hard matter for even a George Dewey as judge advocate to decide who is right, and it is sur mised that he will leave the general public to draw its own conclusions and settle the question as suits it best. HAW A WAS THERK. The Ohio campaign on the "Re publican side of the house opened last Saturday under most favorable auspices. The "big guns" were all there, and they were all heard from. Senator Mark Tlanna settled the question as to his resignation both from the senate and as chairman of the national central committee with the positive assurance to his admir ing thousands that he would do neither. As has been customary on such occasions for the past twenty years, that prince of campaigners, j. P>. Foraker, was also on hand, and spoke as he had never spoken before. The angel of McKinley hovered I about the entire meeting, and his poln-y was repeatedly referred to. which produced the wildest enthusi asm every time it was mentioned. Senator Foraker reminded the Dem ocrats of the fact that they seemed to be completely losi for an issue, when their state convention was in session a (V\v days prior, but should they bave wait* d until the president entertained the noted colored edu | sator at a public dinner, they would have had an issue on which to fight their present campaign. He also in formed them thai President Roose velt was a chip of! the old block. and that the policy of the immortal Wililam McKinley would be carried out by the daring and dashing young preside!!!, Theodore Roosevelt in toto. PRAISES WASHINGTON STATES. From Atlanta. Ga., come- the Constitution, bearing the glad tid ings that ('. [ Wheeler, of the state of Washington, is being royally re ceived by the people of that section. Mr. Wheeler is one of Washington's most favored son- and is held in the highest esteem by every man. wom an and child herein. In speaking to the Constitution for publication, he said: -Washington is a great state for any one with a small capital looking for a home. There are thousands of acres of government land that can lie had for the settling, and stil! other thousands of better hind that can be bought form the railroads at a nominal figure on long time payments, with small interest?" all of which is more than true, and it is hoped that Eastern people will read the above statement "with much profit to themselves. AMKKH A\S GRBAT STKIK!:S. No class of lawlessness in this country has proven bo destructive to all concerned as labor union strikes. During the past thirteen and a half years between January iirst, 1881, and June 30, 1894, the country was more or less agitated ail the" time time tiie open struggles cost both -ides within the neighborhood of $285,000,000. They threw 3,71-4,- W6 persons out of employment, and each striker lost on an average of $1-1. Had these terrible struggles resulted in any good on either side they might be referred to as valuable Lessons for both capital and labor; but neither Bide has gamed anything therefrom, which is quite a point in favor of an agreement being reached between capital and labor whereby the energies of neither side will be wilfully wasted in useless struggles louring the time mentioned above there were actually 15,000 strikes inaugurated, the mosi of which, yea perhaps 95 percent, of them all ut terly failed in their original inten tion am! purposes. Tiie Seattle Republican needs your help, your moral influence. The Black Pattl Troubadours are leaded for the coast. Hon. W. R. (iay is still confined .-I his bed. Mrs. Waller Washington and her niece. Miss Nellie Cousins are rait ing in Tacoma this week. Mr. ,7. S. Murray lias about com pleted his new home. The Seattle. Republican and the inter Ocean for $2 per year. Subscriptions for the "Colored Magazine" published in New York .nil be received at this office. A good solicitor can find employ ment at this office. Must be honest, sober and trustworthy in every re spect. There is no reason why you can not help The .Republican along by saying a good word for it where you trade. REDUCED RATES Are now in effect to Buffalo, New York. Do you expect to attend the Pan- American exposition? if so, do not buy your tickets un til you have investigated the service of the Illinois Central Railroad. Our accommodations are the best ihat can be had, our trains are al ways on time, our employes courte ous and accommodating. 1 lirough tourist car.- from Pacific coast to Boston via Buffalo. I f you will send 15 cents in stamps fo address given below, we will for ward you, by return mail, one of our large 34x40-inch wall maps of the United States, Cuba and Porto Rico. Any information regarding rates, accommodations, service, time, con nections, stop-overs, etc., will be cheerfully furnished by R. IT. TRUMBULL, Comi Agt.. 142 Third Street, Tort land, Ore. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1901 BROTHER IN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob serving Men. . 11113 PiIESIDEKT'S GUKST. That part of our country known as the bouth is badly stirred up at present over the tact that President iioosevelt entertained i'rof. Booker T. Washington at a state dinner a lew days ago. The Democrats hail ing troni mat section say tnat tney win not hold oiliee under a president who will entertain a "nigger" at an official dinner m the White House. That those Southern people are as crazy as bedbugs has been very ap parent for lo tnese many years, but mat they are now in a state of delir ium tremens is plain to be seen by their actions, as to the entertain ment of Mr. Washington by the president. They will nold all the oihces they can get their hands on. iiiat is tneir history, whether the oihces come from President Koose velt or from Booker T. Washington. lien the news was taken to the president he shrugged his shoulders and gave his iniormers to under stand that "there will be no color line in my administration, and Mr. Washington will not be the only man 01 color that will be entertain ed as my guest during my incum bency ot the office." Here is a man with a backbone, regardless of what he may subsequently do as to his Southern policy, liere is a presi dent who will do his duty or die in the attempt, and of all oi the man's qualifications this is the most com mendable one. A I.IiC'MKK TO I'AKhliK, It is surmised by this paper that James 15. Parker did not strike down riie slayer of President McKinley in order to make a public hero aud idol of himself, and, if lie-did do it with that intention, then The Republican lias no respect whatever for the man. It was very generally supposed that Parker did what he did as an act of bravery and heroism, with no idea of what the future would bring for him so doing. Since that time, how ever, if reports be true, Farker is go ing from town to town in the East winning about somebody trying to steal the honor from him of saving the president, which is as puerile ami sehoolboyish as anything could be. If the public officials are not disposed to make a golden calf out of Parker and elevate him on a ped estal in the national capital ,there is no good and sufficient rea son for a general complaint either on the part of Mr. Parker or the race to which he be longs for not doing so. Parker did hi- duty as a mail and a citizen, lie knows that he did, and the world for the most part knows and believes it. If that is not honor enough for any good American citizen, then the writer has no conception of the words "good citizen."" That the monster color prejudice played some pan in Parker being lost in the shuffle there is no question, but winning as much or as long as he will or may over it will not make his case any better, and there is no doubt but the better thinking class of American people will eventually do the right thing by Parker, if in the meantime, he does not make a fool of himself. He did a noble act and is deserving of the highest praise, but for him to make a pub lic nuisance of himself will make his case worse than if lie had never been found after he hal struck down the slaver of the president. HELP VOIRSELF FIRST. Much is being said and written throughout the country at present on the subject "What to Do With the Negro F 5 From the standpoint of the black man in this country, the question would be far more ap plicable if it would read, '"What will the Negro do with himself?" It is not in the province of one race of people to make positions, places and avocations in life for another dis tinct race or class of people. Each race is expected to shape its own destinies so as to reap its own rich rewards, and while the colored race of this country is working against :><\<U % nevertheless, its success de pends almost solely on its own ef forts. The black man must learn to do anything and everything that comics to hand, and he must learn to do that with accuracy and dispatch, so as to not only compete, but to even outstrip any competitor in his line of business. The man who can do something better than any one else, whether he be white or black. red or yellow, is the man that will always find lucrative employment. Show us the Negro that can surpass even his white brother in competi tive work and we will at once show you one Negro that is always con stantly employed, whether such Ne gro be in the North, South, East or West. What are you going to do with yourself? is the question for each and every black person in the United States to solve. VIRGINIA SCHOOL TEACHERS. Apropos the proposition of the state of Virginia to disfranchise all of the colored voters therein, re minds the writer that there are at present in that state 21,171 colored men and women teaching in the public school?, and each one of them i holding certificates of proficiency 1 mssed upon and issued by the hest educated white men and women in the Old Dominion state. Tt is rather remarkable that in the face of such an educational status that there would be a disposition on the part of the white folk of that state to dis franchise men, not so much for lack of education on their part, as on ac count of the color of their skin. Evi dently those people have been mak ing Herculean efforts, to reach the goal of education, such as is charac teristic of the people of this country, and they should be encouraged in their efforts, rather than reconsign ed to a semi-slave condition. If within three and a half decades 21, --171 colored persons have qualified themselves to hold teachers certifi cates in Virginia and probably as many more have as well qualified themselves from an educational standpoint to engage in other lines of business, the cry of the Negro he ing too ignorant to vote seems to be wholly without foundation. There may have been a time when such was true, and it may he that there are quite a few of them still in such former condition, but rapid strides are being made by the mem bers of the race to fit themselves for American citizenship, and the boon should be granted them in its fullest and freest sense. PROF. (Ol XCIL'S PLEA. Tn an address delivered before the lowa Chautauqua, Prof. W. H. Council, who is n^ of the most noted Negro educators in the coun try, pleaded with his hearers, who wore Caueassins, to not "believe "all coons look alike to me," and similar comic songs that are doing the race much material harm. 'Let Prof. Council not worry himself, for the white folk in this country are just as well aware of the fact that' all Negroes arc not alike as are the Ne groes themselves, and they will come pretty nearly picking oiit the bad ones. Occasionally a good one is ap parently overlooked, but, for a gen eral thing, the good colored persons arc singled out by the whites in the North, South, East and West, one and the same, and are honored and rcspctcd by them, and those color ed persons who fear that the white folk arc inclined to believe that be cause one colored man is a bad one, all arc. are giving themselves un necessary trouble. Be good and you will be found out, never fear. PEKSOXAL. Give the young men a show, Mr. Old Man. Miss Clara Threat is the first young lady of color to apply for stenographic work. She has been taking a course at Leo's business col lege and is now ready for business. Mrs. I. M. Sally, of Boslyn, is a patient in the General hospital. While there she will undergo a sur gical operation. Eev. G. A. Bailey visited friends in Seattle last Wednesday. He re port- Rev. Collins, who was operated upon for appendicitis, as on the high way to a speedy recovery. Until further notice the services of the A. M. E. church, 1522 Four teenth avenue, will be as follows: Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday school at Ip. m. Preaching at 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening. Rev. M. Scott, pastor. Persons wishing colored help are requested to tall upon the pastor of the A. M. K. church at 1522 Four teenth avenue for information. It would be well for colored persona desiring the best places to work to also see the pastor before making any engagement. Advertisement is coming our wav simply because advertisers get good returns from it. We now have in this Christian country over 240,000 saloons, all selilng whiskey by authority of the laws by the voters of our nation and different states. It is estimated that our saloons are Bending 96,000 hu man beings to untimely graves every year- j . ju LOCAL GLEANINGS Pointed Paragraphs of Local Importance. Billy Seaton, the South Seattle murderer, is doomed to soon shuffle oft! this mortal coil by the rope route. The supreme court dismissed his appeal, and there is nothing left for him in order to escape the gal lows, but seek executive clemency. This the govornor will hardly give, as he has previously declared him self on this point, under no circum stances . what ever to inter fere with the orders of the court, when one has been given a fair and impartial trial and convicted of the crime of murder in the first degree. Seatoifs crime was a dastardly one, but no more das tardly than others that have been committed in this county; yea, no more dastardly than the one committed at Franklin, for which FOUR REP itfh666 the murderer was only given a fif teen years' sentence in the state penitentiary. The Evergreen Literary Society held its regular weekly meeting last Wednesday evening, at which a most excellent program was render ed. The church was well filled and each number on the program was so well rendered that in every instance an encore was called for. Master Sel by's recitation was the hit of the the evening, and his encore response was equally as good as his first piece. Mrs. Daisy Anderson is deserving of special mention for the baritone solo that she so exquisitely rendered. The literary is doing excellent work, and each and every member is to be congratulated for its success. Elab orate prepartions are being made for Thanksgiving, as well as Christinas program. Rev. Bailey, formerly pas tor of the church, was present and spoke words of encouragement to the members, which were gratefully re ceived. The death of Mrs. Eliza Chavis at :Bes}ye-wfi3 reptrrted this office the first part of this week. Mrs. Chavis died last Saturday after a long ill ness. At the time of her death she was in her seventy-ninth year, but had been quite feeble for many years. Mrs. Chavis, with her only daughter, Mrs. Sarah J. Day, emigrated to Washington in 1893, and for quite a while they lived in Franklin, but later she went to live with her grand daughter, Mrs. Cornelia Gibson. They moved to Roslyn, while Mrs. Day went to Portland to live. Dur ing her entire life she was an ardent Christian and a member of the Meth odist Episcopal church. Services were held over the remains by Rev. Freeman, of Roslyn. "Misther Solomon," erstwhile governor of the territory of Wash ington, but who is now a resident of San Francisco and has been for many \ # ears, was visiting Seattle a fed days ago and hardly knew his own, owing to the fact that Seattle had grown completely beyond his remembrance. Mr. Solomon was of the opinion that Seattle had grown more rapidly than any city he had ever before visited in his life, and he thought that its growing quali ties were still in a thriving and act ive condition. During the present week Seattle has been overrun with school teach ers attending the annual institute for King county. Some of the most noted educators of the Northwest have been present and participated in the affairs of the institute. Both Profs. Hartranft and Cooper have been conspicuous figures in the pro ceedings of the week and speak in the highest praise of the work ac complished during that time. The many friends of Miss Laura Gibson will he pleased to learn that she was married October 17th at her home in Roslyn to Mr. Lee Sanders. Miss Laura is well and favorably known, not only in Seattle, but in Franklin, and to some extent in Ta coma, and, as said above, owing to the fact that she has married a most excellent young man, her many friends are doubly pleased to learn of the happy event. The editor of the Times is past master of the "soft soap thrower's union.*' He is warm in his praise of j "Kuril el" Alden J., and makes it known by wire, by phone and by free distribution of his paper. For the' sake of humanity, old man, get 2,000 miles beyond the polar circle and i beat a rat-tat-too on the ice for the balance of the winter. There have been several proofs this week of a skirmish next spring, when a mayor will be elected. Uncle Tonunie was looking for something assuring in regard to his being a prominent figure, but some of his friends told him to wrap his ambi tions m the brown paper of experi ence and lay it away in the archives of the pawnbroker's shop. Brer Foster's political star will wane in a couple of years. He will keep the center of the stage but a comparatively short time. You'll pardon The Republican for saying so, senator, but it's downright glad you are to go back to Minnesota for tiie rest of your life. Perhaps the editor of the Times would like to be United States sen ator. The '-specter" is chasing the kurnel around with the golden tale that he would make an "ideal" pub lic man. Senator Preston is sitting awake o" nights planning, planning, plan ning. This is certain—he is a back number, and The Republican con signs him to a place in the bygone corner. The mighty man in the seat of the police court was on the stage in Td Like My Back Salary." The judge gave a fair explanation of the money. I ncie Tommies friends will do well to call him in. The Republican merely makes the above suggestion for tiie '"deer hunter's" considera tion The University of Washington's football squad couldn't kick a. goal four weeks. They should lean over in the position that a small boy as sumes across his mothes'r lap when he is being paddled. The gentleman now playing the mayoralty game hasn t enough trumps in his hand to take the trick he has counted on. Next spring he will devote his time to imposing on The hold-ups are extending the glad hand of friendship. They show by deeds they are in the city; they laid what they want and at the right time. U that Third avenue policeman would devote less time to the red headed girl and more to his duty he would make more needed arrests. Levi Ankeny is very much out of I place in the Republican party. His political plumage wouldn't look very well on a gridiron warrior. It is the unanimous opinion of the sports that the Seattle baseball team made the world's record—in the kicking time. It is hinted that Brer Godwin has a bee or two in hjs political bonnet. He is coaching himself for the fight for mayor. How many children in the public schools are un vaccinated? The board of health should enforce the law. IKar Uncle Tommie is putting his political digestion in order, but his nerves need scraping. Is Gene Way looking for fusion? The Republican doesn't dare to in sinuate. Did Uncle Tonmiie ever kill deer out of season? Ask the ranchers of Orcas island. The Belgian hare craze has been escorted "away back" by two police men. Will there be a new depot built at Seattle this century? Mrs. J. E. Hawkins is visiting in Portland this week. Mr. W. W. Perrigo, of Snoqual mie, was down renewing his confi dence in The Republican one day this week. From the registration books it would appear that there are not very many voters in Seattle vitally inter ested in the public school question. Bey. Brice Taylor filled Per. Scott's pulpit last Sunday evening. Mrs. \Y. 11. Henderson leaves within the week for an extended visit in the Middle West. (Let it be distinctly understood that there is no intention on the part of the editor of this paper to make this column sectarian in any shape, form or manner. It is his intention, : however, to report religious facts without venturing an opinion as to 1 their advisability one way or the other.—Editor.) Price Five Cents REALM OF RELIGION Among the World's Christians and Quasi Christians. IXGAINLY CHIRCHES. A very general complaint is being registered in this country by leading church folk deploring the ungainly appearance of the various church edifices and the general lac k of archi tecture, sculpture, paintings, etc., to be found on the walls where the con gregations are more than able to have them. It is claimed that even in Gotham, where the congregations are able to erect billion-dollar churches without feeling the ex pense, this same lack of art and ar chitecture are painfully apparent. It is claimed by some that if the churches would study art more and show better taste in erecting and dec orating their churches, there would be more persons in attendance at their Sunday services. OVKKEDIIATED I'KEAtHEKS. Charles Brodie Patterson is of the opinion that the Christianity taught and exemplified by the orthodox Christian churches would never be recognized by its founders; that is to say, the present generation has so far departed from the teachings of John Wesley, .Martin Luther and the other founders ol Protestantism that they would not recognize the fact were they to drop into some of the present day churches, that they were instru mental in setting such a movement into operation. Of all the drawbacks which the Christian church has to contend with he is of the opinion that the overedueated preacher with out any religion whatever is the most serious one. He claims that they love love to pose as broad-minded liberal men, who seem to talk with great fearlessness about their disbelief con cerning Gideon and the sun standing still, Jonah and the whale and other incredible Bible stories, but who dodge when a really vital issue is under discussion. That there is more truth than poetry in the above asser tion, most any one who is a constant church attendant can verily testify to. But is not tin tucked/ self-opinionated muodflr to be found in all professions 'i And is it not im possible for even a church to be en tirely free from them, the same as other organizations? — —_ lIOKMOMSirs (iKEAT LOSS. In the death of Lorenzo Snow, the fifth president of the Mormon church, and the last of the original saints, that religious body loses a most active, as well as conscientious worker. President Snow was an Ohioan by birth, having first seen the light of day at Mantua, Portage county, April 3, 181-1. He was con verted to the Mormon faith and left Oberlin college in 1836 ,and was or dained an elder by Joseph Smith in 1837, since which time he has been actively engaged in disseminating Mormon doctrines. From 183(5 to 1872 he traveled over 150,000 miles for the church. In 1855 he founded Brigham city and put in operation, a successful co-operative system with a general store, tannery and woolen factory. In 1892 he was chosen president of the twelve, and was like wise made president of the temple when it was opened, May, 1893. In 1898 he was elected to the presi dency of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints, made vacant by the death of President Wil ford Woodworth. President Snow was the author of several books on Mormonism, among which are "The Italian Mission,"- "The Way to Be Saved,"' "The Voice of Joseph Liver pool," "The Book of Mormon," and "The Palestine Tourists."' I'KO-MLL(iATI.\Ci TKMI'ERAXCK. During the last week of Septem ber the United Kingdom saw the from a graveyard, if they worked consummation of a plan which brought together all of the temper ance workers of that country. The new organization is non-sectarian, and is being successfully operated by the churches in general for the pur pose of encouraging temperance among the English people without regard to any particular faith or de nomination, h is hoped by the more enthusiastic ones of this organization that before the present year expires they will be able to add over 1,000, --<»<)() names to the present roll of total abstainers. All the churches are actively engaged in organizing anti drink organizations, and thus far they are meeting with most excellent success. Do you know of a young man trustworthy and reliable that desires a good job as a solicitor, tell him to apply at this office and talk business.