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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
Vol. VIII., No. 24 PASSING EVENTS Of Men and Things in the Public Mind. Tll ER EA R E OTHERS. Some time in October John Most, the well-known anarchist of New York, who has frequently published inflammatory articles in his paper inciting riot and revolution against the government of the United States, was convicted of such a crime and sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary at Auburn. Now the question arises if Most is guilty to the extent that he is liable to a year's sentence in the state peniten tiary, why is he not equally liable to be deported from the United States? Just where the man could be sent is a question, for no other government would allow him to land in their ports, but does not that sug gest the advisability of setting apart some island for the anarchists and let them be deported thereto and form a colony among themselves and do just as pleased them best? The United States government should always keep an armed cruiser near to the islands in order to prevent them from escaping and again reaching the mainland, for, regardless of the conditions of the island, the anar chists would not be satisfied \mless they were again among civilized people inciting them to riot. Most, Emma Goldman and other leaders among anarchists are certainly culp able to the extent that they should either be in prison or deported, and the later should be far more prefer able to the United States govern ment than the former. HE OVERLOOKED SELF. General Russell Alger's long-ex pected book has finally made its ap pearance, and the public is reading the same with the view of criticising it one way or the other. No book that had been promised to the pub lic was so eagerly looked for as this, from the fact that it promised to treat of the Spanish-American war and, secondly from the fact that the man who was the head of the war department at the time the war broke out and during the most of the war, but who was subsequently asked to step down and out by the president, was to write the book. What would he say in condemnation of the way he wast treated by the president? What would he say in bolstering up his own administra tion? What would he say of the en tire war? were questions that were asked and answered in their own way many times over by the expect ants. But the book itself is with us, and it is being read, and the more it is read the more it is liked. While it said nothing in behalf of the Alger administration nor had no unkind words for the McKinley administra tion or any one connected thereto, nevertheless it tells facts so straight forward and convincing that most people who have read it have come to the conclusion that General Alger ■was a much abused man, and had his policy been followed out the re sults finally reached would have been just the same as they were. TURKEYS CUNNING CALLED. In the past Turkey has been able to compliment itself on its diplo macy as well as strategy in dodging the demandws of great nations on whose rights she had encroached. For months she has baffled the French government in its demands for redress offered it by the Turkish government, but patience ceased to be a virtue on the part of the French government, and a few days ago she sent an armed fleet to confront the Turkish capital with a view of bom barding the same unless her de mands were at once complied with. While the sultan showed some signs of resisting the demands, he eventu ally backed down and authorized his officials to wire the French govern ment his willingness to settle in full. Nothing seems to bring the sultan of Turkey to his senses so quickly as the presence of some hostile nation's men-of-war about his territory. If the United States would use the same methods as has France Miss Stone would no longer be held for ransom by the Turkish brigands. THAT TALCING TELEPHONE. Nothing plays a more conspicuous part in the business affairs of this country than the telephone, which has grown from nothing to immense proportions within the past 20 years. According to a late compilation on this subject there are at present nine cities in the United States that have an excess of 9,000 telephones. San Francisco leads in the telephone business, and in a population of 342,TR2 she has 21,342 telephones, or one phone to ever sixteen inhabi- I tante. Boston comes next with a i population of 500,000, and she has j 23,780 telephones, or a telephone for every twenty-four inhabitants. It will thus be that the telephone has become a business factor in every commercial house and in resi dences a household necessity. The telephone is a reform that is becom ing more and more practical every day. and it will not be many years before it will be possible for one to sit in his office and telephone to the most remote part of the United States. THE EXPO A FAILURE. The exposition craze, which struck this country a few years ago, received a severe set-back at the close of the famous Pan-Ameri can exposition, which proved a great financial loss to the thousands fur nishing money for the enterprise. To be sure, the losers are small stockholders, though the amount lost was in round numbers $4,000, --000. In view of the fact that St. Louis is to have a similar exposition next year, unless it lays its plans better and has more features to at tract than did the Pan-American ex position, its failure from a financial standpoint, is already a foregone conclusion, and whether it be a fail ure or not the failure of the Pan- American exposition will go a long way toward dampening the ardor of those who will be called upon to furnish the money for the big show. Expositions for the most part are unnecessary luxuries, and they have proven themselves so to be. No ex position that has been held in this country has ever proven a genuine financial success, though it may be argued that while expositions do not directly pay those inFerested in them they do indirectly pay the country for fostering them from an educa tional standpoint. REPUBLICANS VICTORIOUS. The elections in the East last Tuesday were landslides in every civilized state of this Union for the Republican party. In view of the fact that this was an off year for the Republicans, such an overwhelming victory was not looked for. The en tire vote is but an endorsement of McKinleyism and a godspeed to Rooseveitism. The howl that was set up by the Southern press agita tors against Roosevelt for entertain ing Booker T. Washington did not lose his party very many votes in the North; in fact, it would appear that it made the party votes instead of losing them. Xew York city turned down Tammany and the Democratic tiger with a sweep. Low being elected by a 40,000 majority. The state like wise goes Republican. Pennsylvania is Republican by 70,000; Ohio is Republican by 50,000; Nebraska, the home of the silver king, swept into the Republican ranks by a 10, --000 majority; Rhode Island is Re publican by 6,000; Masachusetts is Republican by 70,000 majority; Xew Jersey i> Republican by 10,000 ma jority; Utah is Republican by a small majority; South Dakota is Re publican by a small majority: lowa, Republican by 92,000 majority; Maryland is still much in doubt; Connecticut, Republican by 40,000 majority. Of all the states that vot ed last Tuesday but three went Democratic; they were Mississippi. Kentucky, and Virginia. DICK A DEAD DUCK. The .results of the Xew York cam paign practically retires Richard Croker from the political field of that state. For the past few months there have been signs of dis sension in Tammany Hall, and many of the members thereof were inclin ed to rebel from the riile of Croker, and now that he has lost this cam paign he himself says, "this is the last campaign of which I will take persona] charge," which means that Tammany will retire Croker at once. Notwithstanding the fact that Seth Low has been elected to the mayor alty of Greater New York, he has anything but a pleasant duty before him. To govern Greater New York requires perhaps more energy than it does for the president of the United States to dictate the affairs of the entire government. The patronage in the hands of the mayor of Greater Xew York is in excess of that in the hands of the president of the United States, and with every other man in the city wanting a political job, it will prove a severe strain on the mental faculties of Mr. Low to keep peace in th new political family, and unless he is a man of great natural executive abilities he will fall by the wayside. To keep a union of reform forces together requires much tact and talent, and from past experi ences of other reform forces it seems utterly impossible to do so; however. it is very generally hoped that Mr. Low will conduct the aqairs of the city in such a way as to keep Tam many from again getting control of the city government as it has had for the past number of years. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1901 SUCCESS OF SURGERY. Modern surgery seems to have made more progress during the past j century than most any class of science. The up-to-date surgeon at the present time does not hesitate to use the operating knife to examine the internal organs of the human body without any fear of jeopardiz ing the patient's life. The strides that surgery has made verge almost lon to miraculous. Yea, it can be truthfulyl said, when one hears of the great feats surgeons accomplish in examining the internal organs of the human body that they read more like mythology than real facts. Ow ing to the latter-day accomplish ments of surgery, it was hoped that President McKinley's life could he saved under the operating knife, but circumstances seem to have been against it; but notwithstanding sur gery's failure to accomplish this fact, nevertheless it has accomplished others far more dangerous than that, and it does so every day. It does so in almost every hospital in the Uni ted States almost every week. Rid ing through the air is nothing in comparison to the modern advance ment of surgery. In the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States the consumption of wine, beer and spir its per capita, expressed in gallons, is as follows: Wine. Beer. Spirits. United Kingdom 3!> 31.7 1.11! France 24.04 6.2 2.02 Germany 1.45 27.5 1.94 United States 33 13.3 1.06 Aggregating the above figures the amount of stimulating beverages consumed in each of the four coun tries above named is as follows: United Kingdom 33.21 gals. Prance 33.8 gals. Germany 30.89 gals. United States 14.69 gals. From this howing, which is clear ly entitled to the credit of being im partial, since it emanates from the British Board of Trade, it appears that the United States consumes less intoxicating liquor per capita than any of the other countries. However, this does not mean that there is less drunkenness in the United States. Americans are not such constant and uniform drinkers as foreigners are, but they are per haps more largely given to occasional sprees and fits of intemperance. Still the figures are gratifying, and they will no doubt be observed with universal satisfaction by the friends of sobriety on this side of the water. A SUCCESSFUL MEDTCAL IN STITUTE. Their advent to Seattle is her alded with joy by the sick and suf fering of the community. The sense and good judgment of the sick man or the sick woman, who pre sents his or her case to the State Electro Medical Institute for treat ment becomes more apperent every day. / That their marvelous success as physicians has placed them on the top round of the ladder of fame, there is no longer any doubt. They have for the last twenty-seven years been fighting the battles against dis ease with a courage and tenacity that has won for them that success which will inscribe their name imperish abiy upon the tablets of fame among the great and noble men of the pres ent, past and future ages. In them can be found the great and good principles which make the esteemed citizens ,the honorable business men and the successful physicians. They are no longer men of level reputa tion, but a national character with a name to fame well and favorably known throughout this whole land. They are large, robust men, the picture of health with a pleasant, yet firm expression on their faces, and when once in their presence you immediately feel and relize their su periority physically and mentally. Through their benevolent and sympathetic nature they extend their professional service to the worthy poor of Seattle who are unable to pay for treatment, free and without charges on Friday afternoons of each and every week. Their offices are established in the Safe Deposit & Trust Co.'s building. ?(>1 First avenue, Seattle, Wash. Their offices are beautifully and ex pensively furnished, making them a pleasant and comfortable place for their callers and patients. Mis. Joseph Bennett is home again and much improved. Mr. .1. T. (Dayton has moved to Eighth avenue and Marion street. Mr. W. H. Henderson has opened up a magnificent barber shop and bath house. Mr. J. S. Murray, who has been connected with the Seattle Gas & Electric Co. for the past three years, has been let out under the new man ager. Mr. Sam Hill. Mr. Hill seems to want it understood that he wants no "shines" about his ranch. BROTHER VI IV I 1 I La I I IN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob serving Men. *:*■" HOPELESSLY DEMOCRATIC. Even now that seventy-live per cent, of the colored people of the South have been legally disfranchis ed, it is very questionable whether there will spring up a' Republican party of any strength or influence in those states. While the Southern white man has a race prejudice against the Negro, he has a sectional prejudice against the North, which is far more bitter and intense than that he has against the Negro. And then again, the assertion that a re specttble Republican party can be built up in the South out of mate rial taken from the Democratic-party is as ridiculous as it is absurd, for it is an impossibilty to take any part of the Democratic party in the South and get any respectability out of it Respectability " among Southern Democrats is an unknown quantity. SOME SOUTHERX IRONY. Tn the Atlanta Constitution ironi cally recommending the Negroes of the South to come North in order to be with their Teddy Roosevelt friends, it is but advocating the the ory that The Seattle Republican has stood for ever since it has been in existence. The Republican believes that the much mooted race problem in this country would go a long way toward adjusting itself if a large ma jority of the Negroes of the South would scatter out all over the Uni ted States and be found in every community where they could or could not get work, but so long as they stay congested together as they are in the South, just so long will there be race troubles and race riots prevalent in that section. Let the Constitution encourage its read ers to helping out just such a move as this and it will cover itself with much glory and honor. Within the past two decades between two and four mil lion Negroes-have left the South and come to the North, and for the most part they have all done well and a great deal better than they were doing in the South. There is still room for more. Their labors are needed and if the Atlanta Con stitution will do its duty, the long felt want will be supplied, and then the United States can shut her gates to foreign immigration and utilize the help of which she already has an abundance. Speaking about the colored folk leaving the South and coming North a table published by The Republican in last week's issue, showing the movement of the colored folk since 1880, might be of some interest along this line. Already the border states have lost in some instances two-thirds of their colored popula tion, while none of the extreme Southern states have made any great gains, probably with one exception. [n face of these facts the census shows a tremendous gain of colored population in the United States. This is proof sufficient that those people are rapidly drifting North, even into the cold climate where it has been said they will soon die from cold and exposure. Within the next three decades, unless the South finds some other source to draw on for help, it will be in sore distress for sufficient help to cultivate the land. It will be as it was a short time after the war. their lands a wasted wilder ness, and the North will be utiilzing the black man in its mines, mills, shops and farms. It will not take many more such outbreaks as have occurred during the present year to drive them away from that section by the thousands and even millions. NEWS NOTES. Admiral Sampson insisted that his name be not used or mentioned in the arguments of the Schley case, and his wishes in this particular were complied with. A plot to massacre the American soldiers in Moneada, Province of Torbac, Island of Luzon, by natives has been unearthed, and a number of arrests have been made. All the evidence in the Schley case has been submitted and the at torneys are arguing the case. It will be closed today or Saturday, and the judge advocate will take the whole under advisement. Among the notable happenings of the present week is the reported death of Li Hung Chang, a Chinese statesman. According to the Asso ciated Press dispatches, Li Hung Chang died November 7th at his ; home in Peking. The trial of Judge Xoyes for con tempt of court is being heard in San Francisco this week, and much evi dence has been submitted. President Castro, who has been acting president of Venezuela for the past year, has been permanently elected to the presidency of that re public. The death of Edward S. Stokes, who at one time figured quite con spicuously in the affairs of the Unit ed States, was reported the early part of the week, and his funeral occurred November sth. It is generally understood in of ficial circles that Prime Minister Marquis of Salisbury has tendered his resignation to King Edward, not at his own request, but at the per emptory request of the king himself. According to advices sent out from Peking a bold attempt was made to assassinate the empress dow ager of China. Her would-be assail ant killed an attendant with a spear before he himself was struck down. For the first time in the history of the labor union people their organi zation has elected a mayor in a prom inent city of this country, Eugene E. Schmitz, of the labor union party, having been elected mayor of San Francisco last Tuesday. The British forces met a heavy re verse in South Africa one day this week, and though they saved the honors of the day they only did so after a number of their soldiers had been killed by the P>oers. The Boers are said to have lost in the neighbor hood of 400 men in the engagement. From an official source it is learned that the British government has yielded to the I Tnited States' proposition relative to the abroga tion of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty and agreed upon the forming of a new treaty and the building of the Nicaragua canal under United States control. General Fred Funston has applied for a leave of absence froh service in the Philippine Islands and will go home for a rest. Recently he was operated upon for appendicitis. He is rapidly recovering and wishes to return home for a short period of time. In his absence General Grant will have charge over his military territory. PERSONAL. The entertainment at the A. M. E. church last Tuesday evening was well attended and quite a financial success. A letter from Mr. John W. Riggs, of Dawson City, reports the colored colony in that section for the most part doing exceedingly well. Services at the A. M. E. church every Sunday as follows: Preach ing, 11 a. m.; Sunday school at 1:30 |i. m.: preaching at 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening. Rev. M. Scott, pastor. Mrs. I. M. Sally has undergone a surgical operation and is doing ex ceedingly well under the circum stances. It will be quite a time be fore she will be able to be out, but when she is she will have been fully restored to health. Mrs. Henderson leaves tomorrow for an exteneded visit in Chicago and other points of the middle West. Miss Armstrong, of St. Paul, who has been visiting Seattle for some weeks, has returned home. Miss Armstrong is an accomplished sten ographer. A royal banquet was served by Mr. George A. Hideout to a number of his friends last Friday evening. Mrs. Rideout acted as hostess of the occa sion. Those present were: Mrs. W. 11. Henderson, Miss Armstrong, Mrs. D. A. Johnson, Mrs. Mamie Turner, and the Messrs. Bailey. J. Jackson, Williams and Kelson. Mr. Leon Diller, a well-known pioneer of this city, died at his home last Saturday and was buried Mon day under the auspices of the vari ous fraternal orders of which he was a member. Mr. Diller was more or less prominent in the affairs of the city, having at one time served as councilman from the Third ward for two years. Mrs. Ben Williams, assisted by others, will give a musicale at the G. A. R. hall Monday evening, No vember 1 lth. The exercises will be gin promptly at 8 o'clock, and at the close of the musicale those attending can enjoy a dance, for which excel lent musicians have been employed. Mrs. Williams, who takes the lead ing part in the musicale, is a most accomplished vocalist, and she has some choice new selections to render on that occasion. Admission 25 i cents. All are cordially invited to be present. REALM OF RELIGION Among the World's Christians and Quasi Christians. MANY SPANISH RIOTS. The Spanish government seems to be rapidly verging a religious revo lution, and first one scheme and then another is brought forward by some enthusiast in order to effect a religi ous upheaveal in that country. Dur ing the most of the past year religi ous riots have been quite frequent throughout Spain, the cause for which was a counter demonstra tion made by the church folk of that country. Spain is and always has been extremely Catholic in its religious views, and perhaps there are not a corporal's guard of Protest ants in the whole country, but if the demonstrations and riots against the prevailing church of the country continue as frequently in the future as they have in the past, Spain will be much divided as to its religious views in the very near future and the Catholic church will have lost a great many followers thereby. ORDERS LEAVING FRANCE. At the present time there is quite an exodus of religious orders from France, and these orders have for the most part found homes under the English flag. The Assumption ists are going to Londin in great numbers at the invitation of Cardin al Vaughn. The Jesuits are finding homes throughout most of the pro vncial towns of England, seeking, it would appear, to not become con gested together in any one place or community. Four or five other orders are settling in the Isle of Wight, and as many others have pur chase estates in Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. In Alderney, Jersey and Guernsey many orders are finding homes among the residents, where Norman French is still the language of the settlers. Many other commu nities of England are at the present time receiving quite a few French settlers, and the student of immigra tion is at a loss to explain this mi gratory move. A strong protest has been recorded against these French settlers finding homes on the chan nel islands in any great numbers, lest in times of war between France and England they become a source of much danger to the Eng lish government. The presence of so many Frenchmen in those islands might make it absolutely necessary for the English government to con quer their own possessions, and these islands are considered strongholds in the English fortifications. No pro tests are being made against them from a religious standpoint, but from a political standpoint they are being bitterly opposed as to settling in the channel islands. AX AMERICAN POPE. The probability of America hav ing a pope is again being discussed at length both in and out of the Catholic church of this country, and to some extent in European coun tries. Evidently the Catholic church sees that it must do something along this line for its American wor shipers, lest dissension becomes prevalent in the church throughout America and it break away from the church of Rome and establish an in dependent Catholic church with its head in America instead of Rome. Many of the most learned advocates of the Catholic church declare that the selecting of Rome as the head ol the Catholic church was a divine act and that St. Peter was directed to do so by the Master himself. At the time of St. Peter the head of the Catholic church was at Antioch, but he removed the same to Rome, where it has remained ever since. Whether the divine hand played any part in this is a matter of conjecture and opinion, and so much of an opinion that the Catholic worshipers of the United S*tates and the South American republics want an Ameri can pope and they would not object to the head of the Catholic church being transferred from Rome to the United States. This, however, will noth be done .even though it causes a split between the worshipers of the two countries and two Catholic churches result therefrom. XO MIXTXG RELTGIOXS. Dr. Algernon S. Crapsey. a well known Episcopal devine of Roch ester, X. V., is out opposing the es tablishment of a Protestant Episco pal diocese in the Philippine islands, for the reason that it will be a con flicting struggle between two relgi ous denominations, which would have a worse effect upon the natives than if there was no religion at all there. Every community there has its Christian church and the natives Price Five Cents are well satisfied with being such Christians as they are, and the estab lishment of an Episcopal diocese in these communities would lessen in stead of strengthen their faith in Christianity, and he therefore is lahoring with the higher church authorities to give up that religious move for the sake of Christianity. ITEMS OF INTEREST. The United States imports im mense quantities of onions from New Zealon every year. Mrs. J. E. Hawkins has returned from a two weeks' visit in Portland, Ore., a guest of Mrs. C. A. Lucas. It is claimed that Greek ladies have 127 different styles for dress ing their hair. The value of wine raising in the vineyards of Roumania last year was placed at $7,500,000. Roosevelt's early childhood days were spent in the state of Georgia, and at that early age he exhibited a particular fondness for horses. According to a report recently is sued by the superintendent 9,000 persons visited the Yosemite Park during the past season. American contractors are now fur nishing European cities with artifi cial asphalt, which is proving to be equally as valuable as the asphalt taken from the mines. An advertisement in The Seattle Republican is read by more persons than in any other weekly paper pub lished in the Northwest not connect ed with a daily. Try it for the holi day trade. The raising of beet sugar near Kankee, 111., has proven the most valuable product in which the farm ers have taken agricultural interest, many farmers having accumulated fortunes from their investment. The next legislature of the state of New Hampshire w^ill be asked to change the name of Mount Pleasant, one of the highest peaks of the Presi dential range in that state, to Mount McKinley. In order to raise money to erect a monument for John Kelly, who won a notable victory over the English in 1798, bat who was later captured and hung, the Chicago Irish held a most enthusiastic meeting not long since. Western Australia is said to be the richest gold-bearing district in the world. Regular patches of gold are to be found all over the country, and such patches or streaks sometimes extend for a distance of one hundred miles. Major Lee Richardson, a Mississip pi cotton planter, proposes to try a new experiment in gathering his cotton, and will import Indians from the interior with the view of making cotton pickers out of them. He has the co-operation of one of the Choc taw chiefs in the undertaking. The state of Colorado has a lake of ink, which is about an acre in area. The top of the lake is covered to the depth of one foot with a vol canic ash. The fluid is very black and serves well for writing purposes. The scientific origin of this is still a mystery. During the past year 1874 Sunday schools were organized in destitute places by the American Sunday School Union. Besides these 594 were reorganized and 9,123 old schools were visited or otherwise aid ed. About $140,101 was received for missionary work and 322 men were em ployed. Two hundred members of the Giant family assembled at Windsor, Conn., October 26th, to hold a grand Family reunion. According to the secretary tftere is record of 9,400 members of the family, of whom 3,500 are living. The most noted member of this family was President Ulysses 8. Grant. Tt is with much regret that The Republican announces the death of Mr. .1. F. Murgeson, which sad event took place last Saturday evening after a brief illness. During Mr. Murgeson's short residence in this city he has made a host of friends, and both he and bis family are high ly respected and esteemed by every one who knows them. Almost since his arrival in this city some three years ago he has been employed at the United States assay office, which position lie held until his sickness and death. He leaves a wife and son and a host of friends to mourn his loss. At the time of his death he was in his forty-ninth year. He was buried from Bonney & Stewart's undertaking parlors last Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Morrison of the Madison Street Methodist church, of which he was a member, officiating. The bereaved family has the sym pathy of all who are personally ac quainted with them.