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Vol. VIII., No. 27
Of Men and Things in the
Public Mind.
The rapid passin° r 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 j
large number of Union veterans that j
} have died within the past few years, j
The Grand Army of the Republic a j
few years ago showed an enrollment j
of 357,630, and during that short per-1
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 j
T.O.iT; members of the Grand Army j
have died, and the loss by years is as j
T^oss from I
Member- previous
ship. year.
June 30, 1895 357.630 34,(61
Jmie 30. IS% 340.«>10 IT.ol'.i
June 30, 1897 31».4fiC 21,154
June 30, 1898 305.603 13.553
June 30, 1899 257.951 17.622
June 30, 1900 U7<;.»;02 11,219
June 30. 1901 269,5U< 7.055
While The Republican has no fig
ure at hand to show the loss by
death among the Confederate sold
iers, yet it lias 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
cene war will all soon have shuffled off
this mortal coil.
B Prom the Washington Star a re- |
w markable .story is told about some
■ laborers finding a number of gold
I bars while excavating for a building
I 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
fefc&hc story, an Italian founu a gold oar.
■&i. wanting his companions to know
I the find, he hid the same and con
nued digging. Soon he ran on to
another bar, and continued to find so
many that he could not keep the se
cret, and so the workmen agreed to
divide the gold equally among the
five, which was done, and keep
mum. They were quite suc
cessful in getting the gold
y 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
\ ate of those men. One of the meu
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 gambliug houses. The
fourth man was no more successful
than was the third, while the tifth
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
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 49.1G2 set
tlers located in the Northwest. Of
that number, 9,331 were English, 9,333
Irish, 1,476 Scotch, f>2o German, 838
Scandinavian. 492 French and Bel
• gians and IT.r.Tl' from other Euro
pean countries. The previous year
there were 35,000 arrivals in the
The revolution which is now in
progress in the republic of Colombia,
is assuming a rather perplexing sit
uation, owing to the fact that the
United States government is com
pelled to step in between the insur
gents and the regular troops to pre
vent the bombardment of Colon, the
capitol of Colombia, in which a vast
amount of American interests are to
be found. Already Uncle Sam has
a number of gunboats and a man
of-war in Colombian waters, and
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•v- I Engineers' Supply Co., 110 Railroad Avenue. This the city, and that they have the confidence of the business fcr its future success. \*J.
•jf JL 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. \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, \£j
\|/ J- F- Lane 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 xlv
\hi carrying exclusively engineers' supplies, and of this line Coast points from dealers, and their inquiries will be prompt- with their employers. ■ J
.Jf 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 \y
11/ 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- \|/
\|/ 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 yff
4Ji has the sole agency for the Chapman, Ashton and Bashlin mau than Mr ; Oeo N Gilson> and the mere fact that he Engineer's Supply Depot can be truly said to fill the long 'k'
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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
eeently been made by The Army
md Navy Journal concerning the vari
nis nationalities represented in the
Union army during the war between
he states. Out of an enrollment of 2,
--)00,000 officers and men, it appears
hat one-fourth of this number were of
oreign birth, distributed among the
, rarious nationalities as follows: Ger
nany, 175.000; England, 50,000;
iritish America, 50,000; Ireland, 150,
-->OO, and other countries, 75,000, mak
ng in all 500,000 foreigners enlisted
m the Union side.
The French officials have decided
:o issue no more gloves to soldiers, as
i matter of economy.
There is one city at least in the
kvorld that is out of debt. Metz is not
jnly out of debt, but has 579.400
narks to its credit.
Recently a somnambulist near Bel
lows Falls, Vermont, got up at 2
j'clock in the morning, harnessed his
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
Ki.ooo. 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
tlif rarly 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
from the results of his invention.
Under Critical Eye of Ob
serving Men.
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, an 1
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 belp,
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 i:i
Columbus. Georgia, and will be
; hanged December 20th. Sparks
■ worked has way through the univer
i sity and was favored by the students
1 and officials in his efforts to get an
I education. He stood well in his clas>
! and graduated with distinguished
! honors. He is charged with having
' conspired with a woman to kill her
; husband for the purpose of getting
I his insurance.
Nothing pays so well as a good
I strong kick when one is displeased at
i anything. The colored folk in
: Charleston, S. C, objected to a piece
i of statuary which had been placed on
| the exposition grounds to delineate
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 j
public gaze. While the work was j
said to be the sculptor's masterpiece,
it was. nevertheless, displeasing to !
them, and they objected to it and
made a united kick, and as a result
the menageinent 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 youth, and it was in their pov,
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 disfranchises, 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,(i29,000 at
the present time which is an in
crease of $1,500,000 over the previous
year. The comptrollers report also
shows that the colored colk owned
!OT.iiT;: acres of land in 1900, value!
at $4.274.0it0. and 1,141.]::.". acres in
1901. valued at $4,656,000.
President Roosevelt has appointed
Prof. Robert H. Terrell and Hon. E.
L. Hewlett as police judges in Wash
in nton 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, hut 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
Excuse the plainness of speech.
neighbor, but we are prepared to
prove that you are the biggest liar
that ever published a newspaper, j
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 I
parents with a white mother and a
colored father, but just the reverse is
the rule. I'ntil you have the neces
sary fads 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 follower!
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 degree hanging over his head.
Henry says that he is 25 years of age.
and that he was born in Jefferson
county. X. V. 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 i:i 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 3S revolver
and began tiring 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 oi
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
fust 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
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.
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Among the World's Christians <
and Quasi Christians.
A general convention of the lTni
varsalist churches held in Buffalo in '
October made two radical changes l
in the make-up of their convention. '
First, the body was made more 1
Democratic by increasing its size and
adopting new principles; and sec- ..
ondly, by abrogating the law requir- r
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 t'atli ,
olic church for damages, the trial of c
which promises to furnish some ,
spicy reading matter for the daily (
papers of that city. At Hie time the
ex-bishop went into the church, serv
ices were at once suspended, owing l
to his presence in the church. He '
refused to go out, and the services '
were dismissed.
Recently Bishop Potter strongly ad- i
vised the clergy against Interfering 1
in politics, as it was contrary to the 1
religious teachings of all Christian
churches. More recently, however.
Bishop Crosland Doane, of Albany. '
Xew Nork, addressed the annual con- '
vention in his diocese, and among '
the thugs enumerated which the '
clergy should preach about was poli- :
tics. His remarks along this line
were as wollows:
"The indifference of so many citi- :
/:e:is 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 Pur:
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 th-
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 Cod.
During the session of the Episcopal
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 000,000
LKight Million Dollars]
.Surplus $2,000,000
Accounts of Banks, Corporations, Firms
and Individuals Solicited.
Drafts issued available in any part of the
Having established branches at DAW
ATLIN, this Bank has exceptional facil
ities for handling YUKON and ALASKA
Interest allowed on Time Deposits.
A General Banking Business Transacted
Seattle Branch D. A. CAMERON
Cor. James St. & 2d Aye. ilgr.
Cisco, Cal., a letter was drafted and
sent out to all of the Episcopal
churches, and the same was read in
most of the churches of New York
on Sunday, November 10th. Alluding
to municipal politics, the letter has
this to say: "The failure of a citi
zen of a republican government to do
his duty in the endeavor to elect hon
est and true men as the officers of
that government, is the earliest politi
cal manifestation of this pernicious
life. The selfish indifference which.
governed by disgust, is content that
the city or the state shall be given
up into the hands of the least reput
able people in it, rather than do vali
ant and painful battle to preserve the
ballot's purity and honesty of official
administration, this is the tiny germ
which grows into the vigor which
threatens our very social life. The
citizen who first selfishly refuses to
do his civic duty, and then, in natural
descent along the easy path, becomes
the giver of bribe and the corruptor
of his fellows, is himself degraded
more and more in the process, and
the bottom is found when civic rights
and civic righteousness are alike
gotten, when duty to his neighbor no
longer demands performance, when
protection to weakness, the equality
of freemen, the conservation of hon
esty, are no longer the ends of gov
ernment, but only the securing of
peculiar privileges for a class, the
comfortable enjoyment of a protected
license; when duty to man is forgoi
ten because duty to God is denied."
The Santos Dv Mont Hying machine
lias been pronounced an absolute suc
cess by scientific experts.
In a dining car on the New York
Central a few days ago, 31$ 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,
--•00 per annum, which has attracted a
vast number of manufacturers to that
In order to rent a deer forest iv
Scotland, one is compelled to pay
from JC 1,000 to £ 5,000 per season.
A watermelon in Camdon tipped the
beam at 7t> pounds.
During the recent rush to El Reno
to register for government home
steads, a conductor collected 241
tares 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 iv covering half the dis
tance around the world by live days.
The Harvard observatory has suc
cessfully photographed a flash of
lightning, which promises to open
new fields of study along this line.
James air, a young farmer >f
Illinois, has married three times dur
ing the present year. Each time he
married a girl only 10 years of age.
From the first two he was divorced.
Dr. J. M. Buckley, who talked ai
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
There are 150,000 persons employed
in Germany in the manufacture o[
cotton goods. Nevertheless, Germany
is almost wholly dependent upon the
United States for her raw cotton sup
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 it" shot, and lays insensible
for some time.
California is the longest state in
the Union (770 miles), while Texas
is said to be the widest (760 miles).
The custom of cremating the dea.T
has been in vogue in Japan for 1200

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