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Vol. VIII., No. 27
PASSING EVENTS Of Men and Things in the Public Mind. The rapid passing of the veterans of the Great Civil war on both sides is causing much comment at the pres- i ent time. It is almost remarkable the i large number of Union veterans that | fchave died within the past few years. The Grand Army of the Republic a few years ago showed an enrollment of 357,630, and during that short per iod of time pretty nearly one-fourth of that number have passed to the great beyond from whence no travel er ever returns. During that time 7.055 members of the Grand Army have died, and the loss by years is as follows: Loss from Member- previous ship. year. June 30, 1895 357,630 34,031 June 30, 189 C 340,610 17,029 June 30, 1897 319,456 21,154 June 30, 1898 305,603 13,853 June 30, 1899 287,981 17.622 June 30, 1900 276,662 11,219 June 30. 1901 26*J,50< 7,005 While The Republican has no fig r ure at hand to show the loss by death among the Confederate sold iers, yet it has been authoratively giv en out that they are dying off even more rapidly than the Union veterans, tl will thus be seen that the active participants in that fearful interne cone war will all soon have shuffled off this mortal coil. FFrom the Washington Star a re markable story is told about some laborers finding a number of gold bars while excavating for a building some years ago in California. The gold found by those men was worth $250,000, and quite a pen picture has been made by the writer over its dis posal. While excavating, so goes fch^he story, an Italian founu a gold our, ■yn. wanting his companions to know i the find, he hid the same and con r nued digging. Soon he ran on to L another bar, and continued to find so ■ many that he could not keep the se- W cret, and so the workmen agreed to fc divide the gold equally among the ■five, which was done, and keep Fmum. They were quite suc cessful in getting the gold •v away and concealing the same, and after it had been sold and the money " divided among them they spent it according to their own inclinations. The old adage, however, that "stolen gold brings to its possessor bad luck," seems to have been the .ute of those men. One of the men bought a $70,000 farm, and in less than five years' time lost the same through speculation. The Italian fur nished up a home in Oakland in the most elaborate style and, strange to say, in five years' time he had lost every cent and was again a pauper. The third man squandered his entire findings in gambling houses. The fourth man was no more successful than was the third, while the hfth ten years thereafter died a pauper and was buried in the potters' field. According to a report of the Secre tary of the Navy, the following bat tleships will soon be ready for naval services: The battleship Maine will be completed in October, 1902; the Missouri in March, 1903; the Ohio in May, 1903; the Virginia, Nebraska, Georgia, New Jersey and Rhode Isl and i tne summer of 1904. The armed cruisers Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado, Maryland, Califor nia and South Dakita in August, 1904. When these battleships and cruisers shall have all been finished the Uni ted States will rank among the lead ing naval powers in the world, and perhaps it can be truthfully said that she will be the ranking naval power. The problem of settling up the Northwest territories is again agi tating the minds of the Canadians. While a few Americans are leaving the United States and settling in the British possessions, the number is so small that it can hardly be looked upon as a migratory move, and there are a very few families, com paratively speaking, who leave the old country and settle in Canada; but, on the other hand, hundreds and thou sands are finding homes in the Uni ted States from all of the European countries. The average Canadian, re alizing this, has grown restless over the outlook, and is appealing to the home government to send out Eng lish, Irish and Scotch and any other nationality it can, to begin to settle up the farm lands in that country. During the present year, according to Canadian statistics, but 49,162 set tlers located in the Northwest. Of that number, 9,331 were English, 9,333 Irish, 1,476 Scotch, 520 German, 838 Scandinavian, 492 French and Bel • gians and 17,572 from other Euro pean countries. The previous year there were 35,000 arrivals in the Northwest. The revolution which is now in progress in the republic of Colombia is assuming a rather perplexing sit uation, owing to the fact that tht United States government is com pelled to step in between the insur gents and the regular troops to pre vent the bombardment of Colon, th< capitol of Colombia, in which a vasl amount of American interests are tc be found. Already Uncle Sam has a number of gunboats and a man of-war in Colombian waters, anc The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN f Seattle's Metropolitan Supply House | $ ■ :!.. . _ _ jr m [m Ljmm _ ■ jg \ii 1 *«/ I ****** BSKBby! A %^^k jp %* & \l> > \l/ \f# \f/ lli Mill \mi %A m BBBB^^^^H^SKaFftafeiggi'■ 'jBBEBEiSBffIBs&B3B&}aK&&i# F-^ _ s> *■ •* **j '■ 'iSTniiIiTT"^ j r • i t^ dpfaf^Hjl^nntrhL"" i in J" \* • « ' " ' ♦."'."■"' •■' H^MJBjHIjMSiEIHHHBwHHIBHfIIHHS-'' . ' - ' ; -' ■►■*-." •■- \^ r> , '^*W-Wrf^lmwgilSS>nwSuMßßmm \V# \J> ■ , ■ ■ • If; ■ : , ■ - - 4 \i> . : xfr %i* r I above cut shows the interior of the store of the Messrs. Gilson, Snyder and Lane are old residents of is president ot this practically new concern speaks volumes »k\ ♦J. I Engineers' Supply Co., no Railroad Avenue. This the city, and that they have the confidence of the business for its future success. , \V. \9O _I_ Company was incorporated one year ago, with Geo. community is shown by the rapid growth of the business, Unlike the most of the machine shops of this city, Mr. \l# \f/ N. Gilson president, Chas. W. Snyder secretary and which has increased several fold in the last year. This . Gilson's shop never has any labor troubles to contend with, \ff \kd .J- F. I*ane treasurer. It is the only house in the city firm solicits correspondence in their line from all Pacific as the men who work for the Company are well pleased \k'f \ki carrying exclusively engineers' supplies, and of this line Coast points from dealers, and their inquiries will be prompt- with their employers. •*•. .V. of goods it carries a complete stock of lubricating oils, ly answered and all orders will be carefully filled and sent Seattle and this section of the country has been sadly in *"f \f/ grease, packing, steam and water hose, pipe and pipe fit- out with neatness and dispatch. need of just such a supply house as this ever since the Klon- \l/ \f/ ings« and all kinds of brass goods. The Company also Seattle has no more trustworthy and reliable business dike excitement and the development of Alaska, and the yfa \ki has the sole agency for the Chapman, Ashton and Bashlin man an Mr Geo. N. Gilson, and the mere fact that he Engineer's Supply Depot can be truly said to fill the long jl* 'Vi valves. felt want. *'*. 15k - , > '^y^te-,^ •«&• <5t '^S*^ r jS* «5j <iS%mi t '^•^5& J«iS >-S^;iS^ '-Sfe'^ •^& > >:S?' S^J^* S^^ •«£ g*; ff-^- • <^<- €?'£- • &?_•*?• <g_<" "£_*" "£- &s£^ i i peremptory orders have been given to the United States officials to not allow any bombardment of Colon by either of the belligerents. Should either side be so foolish as to not obey the orders of the United States, then our country would have another war on its hands in short notice, and that might complicate things worse than has been even prophesied by the most pessemistic creature in the Uni ted States. For should the United States become involved in war with any of the South American repub lics, there is no telling where it would end and what European na tions would be drawn into the em broglio, but it could have but one terminus, and that would be the ab sorption of the entire South Ameri can countries by the United States. Some interesting disclosures have recently been made by The Army and Navy Journal concerning the vari ous nationalities represented in the Union army during the war between the states. Out of an enrollment of 2, --000,000 officers and m^n, it appears that one-fourth of this number were of foreign birth, distributed among the various nationalities as follows: Ger many, 175,000; England, 50,000; British America, 50,000; Ireland, 150, --000, and other countries, 75,000, mak ing in all 500,000 foreigners enlisted on the Union side. The French officials have decided to issue no more gloves to soldiers, as a matter of economy. There is one city at least in the world that is out of debt. Metz is not only out of debt, but has 879,400 marks to its credit. Recently a somnambulist near Bel lows Falls, Vermont, got up at 2 o'clock in the morning, harnessed hi 3 team, put a load of pulp wood into the wagon and drove down to the mill, entirely unconscious of what he was doing. Rhosilanerchrugog is the name of a town in Wales with a population of 10,000, that has decided to have the city streets go unlighted this winter on account of the high price charged for gas. The residents have also de cided to not use gas in their houses. Near Lockport, N. V., not long since, gold nuggets and fine gold dust to the value of $7,000 were found in an old shanty. The gold is supposed to have been left by an eccentric old hermit, who went to California in the early 50s, and after he had made a fortune returned East and spent the balance of his life as a hermit. The use of the Missouri meer schaum, which is nothing more or less than a corn cob pipe, has become so universal at present that one firm alone in that state turns out 17,000, --000 of them annually, and the first man to invent this pipe died a few days ago a many times millionaire I from tbe results of his invention. BROTHER IN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob serving Men. BROTHER IN BLACK The servant girl problem is seri ously troubling the householders of the Canadian government, and at a public meeting held in Toronto a few days ago the women decided to make an effort to import colored girls from the Barbadoes islands, to be used as servant girls. According to their re port, there are thousands of colored girls in those islands, who possess more than ordinary intelligence, and who would gladly come to Canada were the facilities afforded them, and the Canadians entertaining no preju dice against colored people, it was decided to try the experiment. At the same time they decided whether they did or did not get colored help, they wouldn't use Chinamen. If the Washington Star can be be lieved, Booker Washington was not the first colored man to be entertain ed at the White House by a Presi dent of the United States at a public dinner. It claims that Professor Ben jamin Banneker, a Negro noted for his mathematical attainments, es pecially in astronomy, and also as a linguist, was dined by President Thomas Jefferson, and it further says Hen. C. H. J. Taylor, a noted Negro Democrat, was entertained at dinner by President Cleveland. Both Jefferson and Cleveland were Demo crats, and this probably accounts for the Southern press not making any outcry against this form of social equality at the White House. The University of Chicago is great ly shocked over the report that has reached the walls of that famous in stitution of learning to the effect that C. S. Sparks, a young colored grad uate of the school, and who was one of its most successful students, is now under sentence of death in Columbus. Georgia, and will be hanged December 20th. Sparks worked has way through the univer sity and was favored by the students and officials in his efforts to get an education. He stood well in his class and graduated with distinguished honors. He is charged with having conspired with a woman to kill her husband for the purpose of getting his insurance. Nothing pays so well as a good strong kick when one is displeased at anything. The colored folk in Charleston, S. C, objected to a piece of statuary which had been placed on the exposition grounds to delineate SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1901 the Negro life in the South, which > showed him in a humiliating condi tion, and they threatened to boycott the exposition if it was exposed to public gaze. While the work was said to be the sculptor's masterpiece, it was, nevertheless, displeasing to I them, and they objected to it and made a united kick, and as a result the menagement of the exposition has decided to not allow it on the grounds Though it met the approval of Booker T. Washington and other leading col ored men, it met the opposition of a great majority of the colored folk of the South, and it was in their pow er to bankrupt the exposition if they instituted a boycott on it, which they threatened to do and would have done if the statuary had not been removed from the exposition grounds. Some one wrote, "He who laughs last, laughs best," and the Inter Ocean says the colored voters of Alabama are going to have the laugh on their would-be disfranchisers, for when the new constitution will go into effect there will be fully 30,000 colored men in the state qualified to cast their votes as the constitution commands, and it is thought by the time the next presidential election is on, more colored men will be able to intelligently cast their ballots than ever before, owing to the fact that the educational qualification test will de cide as to whether they can or can not vote. A similar law was passed in Maryland, and as a result that state will become an almost certain Republican state, though it is sup posed to have gone Democratic at the recent election. The state comptroller of Georgia says that the colored folk of that state own property valued at $15,629,000 at the present time which is an in crease of $1,500,000 over the previous year. The comptroller's report also shows that the colored colk owned 107,073 acres of land in 1900, valued at $4,274,000, and 1.141,135 acres in 1901, valued at $4,G5G,000. President Roosevelt has appointed Prof. Robert H. Terrell and Hon. E. L. Hewlett as police judges in Wash innton City. These positions bein, under civil service, are for life or dur ing good behavior. Both of these gen tlemen are well known Afro-Ameri cans of Washington City, and their appointments mark the first of the kind in the history of the govern^ ment. The president's appointment of these two men is causing equally as widespread criticisms of himself as did his dining of Booker Washington. There is no law against the inter marriage of white and colored people in the state of Washington, but in the interest of future generations in both races, there ought to be. By the way, have you ever observed that in these color mixtures it is the female gen erally who is the white end of them? > And yet there are some who contend that women ought to be allowed to vcte. TACOMA NEW HERALD Excuse the plainness of speech, neighbor, but we are prepared to prove that you are the biggest liar that ever published a newspaper. There are nearly 2,000,000 mulat toes in the South, and we are pre pared to say that with the very rarest exceptions not one of them are from parents with a white mother and a colored father, but just the reverse is the rule. Until you have the neces sary facts and figures at your com mand, it is advisable that you make no more such bad breaks as the above. The state of Washington wants no black laws unless it is to prevent such prevaricators as you from miscegnating with your colored female superiors. President Roosevelt has followed up the Booker Washington episode by appointing a "nigger" a muni cipal judge of the District of Colum bia.—Washington Standard. It is just such flannel-mouth micks as you that keep the race question always at white heat. President Roosevelt comes pretty near know ing what he is doing without any suggestions from either you or your vile sheet. . John Henry, the young colored man, who drifted into town last Friday aft ernoon, is now confined in the county jail with a charge of murder in the first de<cree hanging over his head. Henry says that he is 25 years of age, and that he was born in Jefferson county, N. Y. He has no parents liv ing, and was reared until he was 13 by an uncle, who still lives in New York state. Since he was 13 he has battled for himself and has drifted from pil lar to post, with no object or aim in the world save to have a good time. He has been West but a few months. He came to Seattle, as said before, last Friday, and at nee sought the lower end haunts. Last Saturday evening, while in a concert hall, he became in volved in an altercation with a bar tender, and was roughly handled by him. After he had been knocked down, so he claims, and thrown out of the room, he pulled a 38 revolver and began firing at the bartender. He failed, however, to hit the bartender, but did hit a bystander, who was in stantly killed. The name of the un fortunate man was H. P. Kinney, who has been a resident of this city for a number of years. Attorneys differ as to the degree of the crime com mitted by Henry; some think it man slaughter, others think it murder in the first degree, others the second de gree, while his attorneys believe they will be able to show that the man shot in self defense. Henry looks young for his age. and would impress one as being a mere boy, not over 18 years of age, if that. ! i It is rather remarkable to note the promptness that the prosecuting at torney's office is using to dispose at the Henry murder case. In one hour after the coroner's inquest had been held the prosecuting attorney's office had filed an information of murder in the first degree against Henry, and then and there served notice on his attorneys that he would be given but forty-eight hours to plead to the charge. Though Henry's attorneys, Messrs. Hawkins and Black, remon strated against such brevity, the pros ecuting attorney would not be moved a peg from his purpose. It is un precedented in the long list of murder cases in King county to not give the accused a preliminary hearing, and just why this man Henry was moved against by the prosecuting attorney's office so forcibly is a matter of street conjecture among the legal fraternity of the city. Apparently Henry has committed an awful crime, but he is entitled to a fair and impartial trial just the same as if he had thousands of dollars at his back, and there is no excuse for the prosecuting attor ney's office to take advantage of the man as it is doing at present. Give him a fair and impartial trial, and if he is found guilty of murder in the first degree, or any other degree, give him the full benefit of the law;, but it is a burning shame to railroad him to the gallows simply because he is a Negro. The Negroes of this om munity have from time to time noted the general demeanor of the prosecut ing attorneys under the present incum bent when one of them has been charged with crime, which has been anything but fair; and the Henry case is the worst of all. According to State Horticulturist Van Holdenbecbe, there will be 250, --000 fruit trees planted by orchardists in this state during the present sea son. The city of Whatcom has a well organized tax payers' league, which is endeavoring to keep a bright look out for the best financial interests of that section of the state. Our office is at 1411 Third avenue. ■ ♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»»»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ I iiiP9ii PIWfNT i; ♦ SSlc^. t? i'5V s rnrrrr :: i ■y|P l Ulrrtt i: < 1 Strictly High Grade; Used by j! 1 > all Lovers of Really Good !'> \ I Coffee and Recom- \ \ * * mended by the < ► < ► Leading Chefs. < > < ► «<^_ASK YOUR GROCER |! ♦♦♦»♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»+♦♦ REALM OF RELIGION Among the World's Christians and Quasi Christians. A general convention of the Uni varsalist churches held in Buffalo in October made two radical changes in the make-up of their convention. First, the body was made more Democratic by increasing its size and adopting new principles; and sec ondly, by abrogating the law requir ing any creedal affirmation as a con dition of fellowship. Bishop Jeremiah S. Crowley, who was ex-communicated in Chicago not long since, created a panic in the church by entering the alter during high mass, has written a letter to the Inter Ocean explaining his ac tions. He has also sued the Cath olic church for damages, the trial of which promises to furnish some spicy reading matter for the daily papers of that city. At fee time the ex-bishop went into the church, serv ices were at once suspended, owing to his presence in the church. He refused to go out, and the services were dismissed. Recently Bishop Potter strongly ad vised the clergy against interfering in politics, as it was contrary to the religious teachings of all Christian churches. More recently, however, Bishop Crosland Doane, of Albany, New Nork, addressed the annual con vention in his diocese, and among the things enumerated which the clergy should preach about was poli tics. His remarks along this line were as wollows: "The indifference of so many citi zens to their civic duties, resulting in corrupt municipalities, venal legisla tion and the prostitution of govern ment to selfish ends; the disregard of the Lord's day; the inevitable con nection between the futile attempt to destroy civil authority by foul murder of the individual magistrate and the still more futile attempt to dethrone God by denying all religious obligation; the reaction from Puri tanical exaggeration about games and the theater to the indecent tolera tion of disgusting spectacular sensa tionalism and to the odious desecra tion of the nature and the homes of women by the shame and sin of gambling; the attempt to rescue the restful and cheerful purpose of the Lord's day from the morose severity of Sabbatarianism by desecrating it into a day of mere feasting and amusement, and divorce, with right to remarriage, for any other reason than the putting asunder of God. During the session of the Episcopa Bishops Convention, held in San Fran 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 $2,000,000 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. cisoo, Cal., a letter was drafted and sent out to all of the Episcopal churches, and the same was read in most of the churches of New York on Sunday, November 10th. Alluding to municipal politics, the letter has this to say: "The failure of a citi zen of a republican government to do his duty in the endeavor to elect hon est and true men as the officers of that government, is the earliest politi cal manifestation of this pernicious life. The selfish indifference which, governed by disgust, is content that the city or the state shall be given up into the hands of the least reput able people in it, rather than do vali ant and painful battle to preserve the ballot's purity and honesty of official administration, this is the tiny germ which grows into the vigor which threatens our very social life. The citizen who first selfishly refuses to do his civic duty, and then, in natural descent along the easy path, becomes the giver of bribe and the corruptor of his fellows, is himself degraded more and more in the process, and the bottom is found when civic rights and civic righteousness are alike gotten, when duty to his neighbor no longer demands performance, when protection to weakness, the equality of freemen, the conservation of hon esty, are no longer the ends of gov ernment, but only the securing of peculiar privileges for a class, the comfortable enjoyment of a protected license; when duty to man is forgot ten because duty to God is denied." ITEMS OF INTEREST The Santos Dv Mont flying machine has been pronounced aa absolute suc cess by scientific experts. In a dining car on the New York Central a few days ago, 318 dinners were served without having to re stock the car. The new state capitol of Colorado, which is. located in Denver, cost that state $3,000,000. It is built of Rocky Mountain granite. The natural gas output at present in West Virginia is valued at $3,000, --000 per annum, which has attracted a vast number of manufacturers to that locality. In order to rent a deer forest in Scotland, one is compelled to pay from £ 1,000 to £5,000 per season. A watermelon in Camden tipped the beam at 76 pounds. During the recent rush to El Reno to register for government home steads, a conductor collected 241 fares from persons sitting on top of the train. America's steamers still lead the world in speed and endurance, as one of her vessels outstripped an English competitor in covering half the dis tance around the world by five days. The Harvard observatory has suc cessfully photographed a flash of lightning, which promises to open new fields of study along this line. James Adair, a young farmer >f Illinois, has married three times dur ing the present year. Each time he married a girl only 16 years of age. From the first two he was divorced. Dr. J. If. Buckley, who talked at length with Charles J. Guiteau after he had shot President Garfield and had been condemned to be hanged, declares that Guiteau was a sane man at the time he committed the act. Frank Kittridge, of South Dakota, is the possesser of a razor that has been in his family since 1740. It is still in good condition, and is used by its present owner for tonsorial purposes. There are 150,000 persons employed in Germany in the manufacture of cotton goods. Nevertheless, Germany is almost wholly dependent upon the United States for her raw cotton sup ply. Rural free delivery of United States mail promises to revolutionize the road systems in those sections where such is in vogue. No mail will be delivered in any section where the roads are not kept in good order. Along the Amazon river there are several Indian tribes that use a snuff called pereca. The effect of this nar cotic is so violent that me taker drops as if shot, and lays insensible for some time. California is. the longest state ia the Union (770 miles), while Texas is said to be the widest (760 miles). The custom of cremating the dead has been in vogue in Japan for 1200 years.