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Vol. VIII., No. 22
Of Men and Things in the
Public Mind.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
There is no reason why you can
not help The .Republican along by
saying a good word for it where you
Are now in effect to Buffalo, New
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.
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fo address given below, we will for
ward you, by return mail, one of our
large 34x40-inch wall maps of the
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Any information regarding rates,
accommodations, service, time, con
nections, stop-overs, etc., will be
cheerfully furnished by
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land, Ore.
Under Critical Eye of Ob
serving Men. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
Pointed Paragraphs of Local
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
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
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
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
I ncie Tommies friends will do
well to call him in. The Republican
merely makes the above suggestion
for tiie '"deer hunter's" considera
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
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
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
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
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
Price Five Cents
Among the World's Christians
and Quasi Christians.
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.
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?
— —_
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."'
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
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.

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