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Vol. VIII., No. 24
Of Men and Things in the
Public Mind.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
VI IV I 1 I La I I
Under Critical Eye of Ob
serving Men.
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.
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
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.
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
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
The entertainment at the A. M.
E. church last Tuesday evening was
well attended and quite a financial
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
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.
Among the World's Christians
and Quasi Christians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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