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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
Vol. VIII., No. 26 PASSING ! EVENTS Of Men and Things in the I Public Mind. Theodore Roosevelt is a subject j that is receiving a vast amount of consideration by the commentaries of this country in the press, in the pulpit and public lecture halls. The man who bears this name is a most remarkable man. Before he was 43 he was president of the United States, a feat never before accom plished by a citizen of the United States. The man from a public standpoint is not only an enigma, but he is liksewise a curio. Instead of catering to the public's wishes he forces the public to cater to his, and commands the public to follow him. When he became president he had not yet dropped his youthful follies, yea, he seemed to have been noth ing more than an overgrown boy, and he .seemed to have never realized that mature manhood, with all of its attending responsibili ties, was on him until he had been pronounced president of the United States a few hours after the lamented McKinley had passed away. Stepping as he did in one brief moment from the attire of a frolicsome youth into the garb of maturity, and that, too, with the grave duties of state attached, he was more to be pitied than praised, and though he has a will of his own, it required the prayerful support of every good citizen of the United States to give him sufficient courage to bear up under the severe ordeal. He has now been president for nearly two months, and he seems to be equal to the emergency and handles the affairs of state with the ease of the most expert politician. Truly is he the public wonder of the age. It is interesting to note that the per capita of this country ha? reached high water mark in compar ison to previous figures along this line. The per capita of the United Suites is now $28.72, which is higher by far than it has ever been before. There are al present over $2,246, --300,542 in circulation in the United States, and the same is divided among the following kinds of cur rency: Gold coin J633.558.471 Gold certificates 251,678.659 Standard silver dollars 73,113,520 Silver certificates 441.51U.337 Subsidiary silver 83,999,351 Treasury notes of 1890 41,384,614 I'nited States notes 338,781,(128 National bank notes 3b1.674.5ii2 In this connection it might not be out of place to speak of the gold and silver produced during the year , 1900, which aggregated to $257, --500,000 in full. Of this amount $79,111,000, or about one-third of the whole, is credited to our Ameri can mines. Australia is second on the list with a gold output for the year 1900 of $U,2C>0,000. The sil ver output in the United States dur ing the year 1900 aggregated in full to $35,741,000. Mexico ranks sec ond on the list with an output of $35,611,400. Now that a settlement of the great steel strike is in sight and the same brought about by President Schwab, who is credited with drawing the princely salary of $250,000 per an num for acting as the company's chief executive, it might not be out of place to quote some figures show ing the giganticness of the institu tion. It was permanently organized by J. Pierpont Morgan, the noted financier of New York, after An drew Carnegie had decided to sur render his iron interest to the com pany. The new company was forced to pay to the various institutions which it absorbed the enormous sum of $1,300,000,000. The following is a list of the ten companies and cor porations composing the United States vSteel Corporation, with the capital valuations of each: The Car negie Steel Company, $160,000,000; the Federal Steel Company, $99, --745,000; the American Steel and Wire Company, $90,000,000; the National Tube Company, $80,000, --000; the American Bridge Com pany. $70,000,000; the National Steel Company, $59,000,000; the American Sheet Steel Company. $49,000,000; the Tin Plate Com pany, $46,325,000; the American Steel Hoop Company, $33,000,000, and the Lake Superior Consolidated Iron Mines (Rockefeller interests) $30,000,000. Total, approximately $717,070,000; capitalization of tlu Steel Corporation, $1,100,000,000 This great steel trust has proved i money maker from the very outset and it is now piling up immense for limes for all those interested in it. l For the first three months that the company was in existence the profits for the company were $26,000,000, and if the same rate of profit is maintained for one year it means a 10 per cent, profit on the entire cap italization per annum. The labor unions have made a persistent fight t against the company, but President Schwab seems to have been able to withstand their every onslaught and; will doubtless come out winner in the end. and if the company would do the right thing by him they would increase his salary at least a ' hundred per cent, over what it is at present. The automobile, like the bicycle, is rapidly developing into an every day utility convenience for locomo tion. Like the bicycle, it first be came a fad, but the fad was soon supplanted by the facts and the automobile has been reduced to a practical science, and when it will have been reduced so as to be sold even more reasonable than it now is it will become as common as the two-horse wagon and team to be found on the streets every day. From $3,000 the automobile has ' been gradually reduced until now a very serviceable machine can be had j for $800. It has reached a marvel- j ons speed, as it has covered as high , as eighty miles per hour, and that, \ too, on long runs. Should the anto- j mobile be so constructed as to be i able to hold up a speed of eighty * miles per hour for light purposes it will become even more useful than the express train. As the years have gone by these machines have be come more valuable and more serv iceable each year. The following figures taken from the automobile record as to the speed rate it has made since 1895 will be of interest to the admirers of the silent steed: In 1895, Tls miles were covered in 4(i:48 hours, making an average of 14.07 miles per hour; in 189(5, 1,068 miles in 64.42 hours, making an average of 16.52 miles per hour; in 1898, 933 miles were covered in 30.04|. or 28.21 miler per hour; in 1899, 1,429 miles were covered in 42.33 hours, or 33.58 miles per hour; in 1900, 837 mile? were cov ered in 20.50 hours, or 40.21 miles per hour; in 1901, 34G miles were covered in 6.OT| hours, or 50.48 miles per hour. Faster time has been made by the automobile than this record, but it can be seen from this that the automobile has come to stay. The work of the constitutional convention in Alabama has been rat ified by the usual stereotyped 30,000 majority, which that state always re ports in favor of the Democratic party after an election has been held. Perhaps of all the constitutional amendments that have been submit ted to the people and ratified at the polls in the Southern states, with the iew of disfranchising a number of ts citizens,, the suffrage amendment hat has been ratified by Alabama is he most radical. If this amend ment can stand the test of the courts, then the South need not hes itate in passing any kind of an anmeninent that it. desires, to not only disfranchise black citizens but any class of citizens that doesn't wholly agree with the fastidious ideas of the Southern gentry. If the leading citizens of Alabama can dis franchise one class of citizens and be sustained in it by the courts, they can likewise disfranchise any other class that they might so desire, and will be sustained by the courts, and they can continue this until they have reduced the voting population to a select few, and thereby set up an oligarchy in a republic. If in turn congress does not disfranchise 75 per cent, of the citizens of Ala bama, regardless of their color, it will not have been true to its con stituents, and the individual mem bers thereof will find when they will have returned to their constituents that they have by no means pleased them in their actions. Let congress, which convenes early in December, take speedy action towards reducing the number of representatives from the South and thereby help ths Southern gentry to disfranchise its voters, and it will have done its duty well. • Periodically one hears of the great improvements that are being made in fire fighting throughout the Onited States, and how the loss by fire, owing to these great improve ments, has been reduced to a mini mum in comparison to what it was a quarter of a century ago. The facts, however, do not bear out the state ment, and for the benefit of the fire insurance companies the following figures are reproduced covering a period of three years, which shows SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1901 INTERIOR VIEW OF "GOLDEN GATE EXCHANGE." The Seattle Republican, with this number, has commenced to run a series of interior views of a few of the prominent business offices of Seattle, a peep into the "bee hives of the business world." The Golden Gate is located in the New York Block, fifth floor. An important change has taken place in this office, Mr. Singer having retired to care for his many other interests, is succeeded by Professor Harry A. Morse, of Spokane, for a number of years clerk of the Board* of County Commissioners. The firm will be Robinson & Morse, the former being too well known to need any introduction. This firm has adopted a new policy of offering only business chance that will bear the most rigid investigation, and real estate that is positively a snap. hat the fire loss has been on an iverage as great in 1901" as it was in '• L 899: • 1899. 1900. 1901. ranuary ..$ 10,718,000 $ 11,755,300 $ 16,574,95!) February . 18,460,000 15,427,000 13,992,000 Vlaicli 11,403.000 13,349.200 15,036,250 Xvril ... .. 9.213,000 25,727,000 11,352,800 Vlay 9,091,900 . 15,759,400 22,380,150 Fune 6,714,850 21,251,000 9,590,000 ruly 11,426,400 13,609,100 15,740,000 \ugust ... 9,703,700 10,298,250 8,334,000 lept 12,778,800 9,110,300 7,645,200 >ctober ... 12.046,250 7,107,000 14,749,900 Total ...$111,654,900 1143,423,568 ?135.404.2501 ITEMS OF INTEREST. A license of $25 is charged to all persons visiting Prince Edward Island as commercial travelers. The St. Louis wholesale houses are receiving Missouri apples now at the rate of 40,000 barrels per day. The first ship load of anthracite coal ever sent from America to Ger many has just reached its destina tion. Dr. J. Warren Walker is the name if a Chicago physician who declares j that he has discovered a sure cure for consumption. Abur Rahman, the former Ameer of Afghanistan, for years has em ployed Miss Lilas Hamilton, an En glish girl, as his regular physician. In the Southern tobacco factories there are over 5,000 colored Avorkers employed who are members of the tobacco worker's union. The government of Saxony has just completed a map of the entire c-ountry, giving details regarding fer-j tility, wines and other industries, j it a'cost of $1,000,000. A Hebrew colony secured 1,000, --000 acres in the State of Sonoro,! Mexico, and are going to establish themselves upon it at once. Dueling is no longer* popular in Germany, and it is being roundly condemned by the newspapers of j every shade and complexion of that country. The old Indian fort near Bloom ington, Illinois, is the ' source of much archaelogical discussion in that section of the country at pres ent. Niagara, though not the highest waterfall in the world, holds the record for size. It is estimated that 32,000,000 tons of water rolls over the cliff every hour in the day. All of the German naval officers are now receiving instructions in wireless telegraphy, and in the fu ture all ships in the navy will be equipped with wireless apparatus. The retail price of musk is $50 an ounce, $600 per pound, apothecary weight, or two and one-half times the value of pure gold twenty-four karats fine. Hanna Marchman, who was born in England in 1767, and spent forty seven years in missionary work in India, is said to be the first woman missionary. Emperor William is said to be so wedded to the soldier life that he sleeps on the regulation camp bed such as officers use. He retires at 11 p. ni., and is up and dressed soon after 5 a. m. There are at present thirty pulp 1 mills and twenty-eight paper mills, with a total capacity of 2,165 tons of pulp and paper, in the state oi Maine. The amount of capital in vested is $30,000,000. These millf consume 350,000,000 feet of lumbei I annually. All printers know that the lettei , "c" is the most generally used lette: tin the alphabet. In a recent experiment 'ment it was found that in 1,000 let ' ters "c" occurred 137 times in En glish, 184 times in French, 145 times in Spanish and 178 times in German. .Jane Toppan is the name of a professional nurse who is now being tried at Barnstable, Mass., for the murder of one woman and indirectly with the murder of six other per sons. The greed for money seems to have been the motive that prompted .Miss Toppan to commit her numerous (-rimes. The tip nuisance is said to be even worse in Germany than it is either in England or the I'nited States. The servants in Germany expect tips from not only the household, but even from the guests who visit the house. If one accepts an invitation to visit at another's home, he is ex pected to tip the servants. The proposition from Australia to make a uniform postage rate of two cents for letters to all parts of the world has met the approval of Italy, Switzerland ami Kgypt and some South American republics. Ger many llat-footedly oppgpes the prop osition, while Kngland, France, Rus sia and Australia want it referred to the next postal world's congress to be held in Rome in 1902. Geronimo,- the famous Apache Indian, is now leading a quiet life nl Fort Sill. Oklahoma, and is said to be a very decent as well as good behaved Indian. He is treated kind ly by the officers at the fort and given all the privileges that are pos sible under the regulations. Oeron imo draws $35 per month as a gov ernment scout. By selling fancy articles he earns about $2,000 per year I railing with visitors at the fort. NORTHWEST NOTES. Judge Hatch has decided the state pilot law unconstitutional, house in Dawson City, which is fur nished with all modern conveni ences, including electric light. C. IT. Goddard has started a new weekly paper in Everett, Wash., and styles it "the long felt want." Irish potatoes are being sold in Dawson City at present for sixteen cents per pound. Valuable opals have been found in mines along the Snake river, in Asotin county. The Continental hotel at Albany, Oregon, was totally destroyed by fire this week. It was valued'at $5,000. Major 11. J. Woodsey, dominion governor of the Northwest terri tory, has just completed a $35,000 The first colored man to commit suicide in the state this year was (Jus .Humphries, of Tacoma. ML M. Mattison has begun the publication of an eight-page weekly in Tacoma. Eight saloonkeepers have been ar rested in Walla Walla for keeping their places of business open on Sunday. "Grandpa" Chambers, of the Palouse valley, is dead. He was a pioneer in that section and was 75 years old. You will always find The Seattle Republican just as it is today—full of news and information. "Why not subscribe? It is estimated that the popula tion of the Yukon territory at pres ent is 20,000, with 3,000 in Dawson , City. E. T. Kilbourne, one of the iead . ing citizens of Chehalis, committed f suicide last week by blowing out his . brains. . W. Abbot Lewis, the absconding . Spokane attorney, has been cap tured in Denver and will be brought back to Spokane for trial, r In and about Dawson City there r are si\ saw mills and two planim - mills, which furnish a sufficient - amount of lumber to supply the mar - kets thereabouts. BROTHER IN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob serving Men. The Puyallup Citizen of this state is of the opinion that the colored brother is rapidly catching up, as a bank that he started in North Car olina has gone to smash just as easy as if it had been run by white finan ciers. There seems to be more truth than poetry in the statement, though jocularly stated. The Negro is rap idly partaking of the advanced ideas of the white race, and whatever the white man does, whether it be good or bad, there are always plenty among the colored race to follow his example. It therefore behooves the white race to set the very best ex ample possible before the black race in order that good citizens may be made of them. From the inter-Ocean it is learned that the colored race in and about llarrisburg, Illinois, has opened what they arc pleased to term Cuba Libre Industrial School for cofored [»v pi Is. The doors of the new insti tution will be thrown open about December Ist, and it will Ise shaped and patterned after the Tuskegee school so ably presided over by Prof. Booker T. Washington. It is perfectly right for the colored folk of this country to make every effort they possibly can to industrially edu cate the young of their race, but for them to load themselves down 111 an attempt to operate an industrial school for colored children only, in the state of Illinois or any other state north of the Mason and Dixon line, is absurd in the extreme. There is not an industrial school in the North, East or West that does not 1 admit colored children on the same i footings as it does white children,' and for the colored folk to refuse such open invitations from the su perior race, numerically, financially and otherwise, is both foolish and absurd. Send your children to school*: that are already organized, and the extra amount of money that you have to spend on trying to es-j tablish new schools let it be placed j in the hands of some board for the 1 assistance of children not able to pay j their ways in any kind of a school, and more common sense will thereby be shown. I The United Investment Company, a commercial enterprise of Chicago,! owned and operated solely by col- j ored men, and Pullman car porters' at that, have decided to open a bank j in connection with the big stores that they arc already successfully operating in that city. Some years ago these porters put their moneys together and started a small grocery store, and their efforts were so suc cessful that they branched out and opened op a dry goods store in con nection, and the two have proved such a financial success that they now contemplate opening a bank as well, the real object and intentions of which can be learned from the president of the association, Mr. A. 11. Edmunds, from the following in terview in the Inter-Ocean: 'We have formed this bank for the sole purpose of widening our business borison. In the employ of the Pullman company are hundreds of young colored men who by reason of natural ability and educa tion should have opportunities open lo them in other walks of life. It is my firm belief that the colored man must Our Specials Fop This Week Only. Tailor Made un-6aiied-For suits and overcoats. $20.00 Suits or overcoats now $ 9.00 I w , o.,,o«o-^+^^ every „,.. 2500 " " " " iioo guarantee every gar -9750750 « v .1 i. 12.50 ment must be perfect, or 3(xoo « " <j .......... " 13.75 your money back if you 35.00 " " " " 10.00 want it. 4aoo ■" " " : " 17-l° We are SATISFIED with SSS :: '« :- :::::::::::::::: :: S asMALLprost. ,—_ UNIQUE CLOTHING AND TAILORING HOUSE "' 110 FIRST AVENUE, SOUTH. Opposite Northern Hotel. I take a higher rating in the business world before he can hope to command the un qualified respect of his white brother. While our bank will be an institution for colored people, we shall attempt to draw no color line in the matter of depositors. We are simply building for the future. The bank will be the second of the kind to be started in the North. We had hoped to be the first, but our brethren in the city of Philadelphia have beaten us and we are obliged to take second place." Queen Liliuokalani, the dethroned queen of Hawaii, is now in Washing ton City, where she has engaged apartments for the winter with the view" of inducing congress to reim burse her for the lands laken from her when her government was over thrown in her native islands. There is no doubt but that the men who overthrew her government were usurpers in the true sense of the word, and Uncle Sam could not do a more meritorious act than to reim burse her for her actual loss of lands and valuables. In carrying out the policy mapped out by Henry C. Payne, a member of the national Republican commit tee, which policy was begun by the late lamented McKinley, one George 11. Koester, a blatant-mouth moss back Democrat, has been appointed internal revenue collector for South Carolina. Koester was recommended by Senator McLaurin, who is under taking to build up a white man's Republican party 111 the South. If the New York Age can be believed on this matter, this man Koester has participated in more than one lynch ing party in that section, in fact it is conceded that he was among the leaders that instituted the mobo cratic spirit that is so common to the South, which succeeded in making Ben Tillman governor and subse quently I'nited States senator. He did not agree with -Bryan, and later he sided 111 the McLaurin-Tillman controversy with the former, and now he is to be rewarded for his high-handed treasonable acts by be ing appointed to the best federal position in the state. Although President Roosevelt has satisfied himself with Mr. Koester's lynching record and announces that the ap pointment will stand, nevertheless a bitter fight will be made on his con firmation in the I'nited States sen ate with the view of knocking out tiie appointment. Prof. W. H. Council, it appears to the average newspaper man, is giving too much free advice as to the ""only way of making good citizens out of the Negroes of this country.'"' Prof. Council is an able educator, it must be admitted, and he is doing a good work in his own peculiar way, but he should let well enough alone, li' he continues to dabble into things and discusses questions of which he knows nothing about, as he has re cently done in discussing the Roose velt-Washington dinner party, The Republican is of the opinion that he will injure the cause in which he himself is most vitally interested. The public is well aware of the fact that Southern colored educators and busines men in general are com pelled to a certain extent to cater to Southern sentiments and ideas, but there is no need oi trying to force such sentiments on persons in the North, and for Pro!'. Council or Prof. Anyone to brand the acts of Northern white persons, who are en deavoring in their own peculiar way to help the black man of this coun try, as meddlesome Matties, shows that they do not use the proper dis cretion in their criticism. The last census shows that the Negroes of this country arc increas ing in numbers at present as rapidly! as they did during the days of slav- Price Five Cents The Canadian Bank of Commerce With which is amalgamated The Bank of British Columbia Head Office, Toronto. Established 1867 Capital paid up $8,000,000 [Eight Million Dollars] Surplus $2,000x00 Accounts of Banks, Corporations, Firms and Individuals Solicited. Drafts issued available in any part of the World. Having established branches at DAW SON, WHITEHORSE, SKAGWAY and ATLIN, this Bank has exceptional facil ities for handling YUKON and ALASKA business. Interest allowed on Time Deposits. A General Banking Business Transacted Seattle Branch D. A. CAMERON Cor. James St. & 2d Aye. flgr. cry, when such increase was a finan cial consideration to their owners. During the first decades of their freedom they did not use the proper discretion to protect their health and they died off very rapidly, but now they are bravely over that pe riod and are using for the most part the same precaution as do the whites to protect and preserve their lives, and they aiv showing the same lon gevity of life. It is to be hoped that this will be improved upon during the present decade, and when the 1910 census will have heen taken it will show greater increase than at present. NORTHWEST NOTES. The property of the Skamania Logging Company has been sold to the Lacamas Taper Mills Company. The cash consideration for the same was $30,000. Counterfeit five and ten-dollar gold pieces are now being circulated in the Northwest near the border line between the United States ana British Columbia. The towns of Whatcom and Fair haven have built so close to each other that it is impossible to tell where the one stops and the other begins. Consolidation is inevitable. The state treasurer has called for warrants No. 79,965 to 80,872 in clusive, on the general fund, and the same will be paid on presentation after November 25th. The amount of the call is $100,741.44. There is still a vast amount of government land open for home steading in Lincoln county, and if these lands are properly irrigated they are among the most productive lands in the state. There are 250 men employed in the manufacture of jute fabrics, hop cloth, matting, wool bags and burlap in the state penitentiary, and during the past year 1,300,000 sacks have been turned out. There are at present 415 prisoners in the Walla Walla penitentiary. Of this number seven are women, three of whom are colored. Two of the women are in for murder, four for grand larceny and one for receiving stolen goods. Burglary, forgery and manslaughter are the chief charges heading a list of thirty-six possible crimes. During the year just past there were 1,388 mineral and mill-right patents issued, embracing 2,772 claims and containing an area of 50,852.46 acres, being 8,459.93 acres more than was patented last year, al though there was twenty-seven less patents issued. This means that the claims were patented in groups to a larger extent than formerly.—Pub lic Land.