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Vol. VIII., No. 29
Of Men and Things in the
Public Mind.
Congress Grinding.
The Fifty-seventh congress has
. been^ltr-se"Ssion now for nearly two
weeks, and it has already taken time
by the forelock and mapped out a
most commendable lot of work to be
accomplished before it adjourns next
summer. The chief thing at the open
ing of congress in the United States
is the president's message, which is
read before both houses the following
Tuesday after congress assembles on
Monday. Untisual interest was taken
i in the assembling of the Fifty-seventh
congress, from the fact that a new
president had been installed in the
House since the adjournment
of the Fifty-sixth. Theodore Roose
velt, ■■': who had been promoted from
vice president to president, was to
sound the keynote to his administra
tion at the opening of this congress,
and politicians, financiers, statesmen
;r and all -classes of citizens were in
" tensely interested its to what that
policy would be. Apparently, with the
view of giving the president a clean
sweep at everything, the halls of con
gress were overhauled, renovated and
-. completely rearranged, which gave it
a most imposing appearance at the
opening of the session. The most of the
members-elect were present for the
opening, and those that were not pres
ent on the opening day, for#the most
part were in their seats when the
message was read the following day.
The present congress is overwhelm
ingly Republican, as was the previous
congress, and there being many im
portant measures for passage, which
were advocated by the Republicans on
the stump last fall, they will endeavor
- to " maKe*-quick work of the most es
sential bills and pass them as soon as
they can be legally reached. *
Plain and Sensible.
B^ie president's message was a volu-
Koinous document and dwelt very ex
rhaustively with the various measures
t^Ht congress is to consider during
b^£-V""esent sitting. It was truly "dem-
HaSf**" in its make-up, and showed
Bre Theodore Roosecelt was not only
fSKtough Rider in war, but a smooth
SK^ter in statesmanship. The presi
dent in his message rose above parti-
Igffc^ship and sectional feelings and in
fstrticted congress to pass laws and
■measures for the relief of the United
latates without regard to sections or
fatalities. It was a document that
Based alike the Northern man, the
BL?stern man, the Eastern man and
'/■&Southern man, and it alike pleased
the rich and the poor. If congress
will only do as the president has sug
gested, it is very generally believed
that a new era will dawn upon the
| tflnited States, and it will accomplish
'more within the next decade than it
has done in the past two or three
decades, which is saying a good deal.
The president favors the immediate
suppression of anarchism and the
building of the Nicaragua canal, or
some other canal across the isthmus
of Panama, and he likewise believes
that the United States should own
that canal in fee simple. His advo
cacy of a Pacific cable, to establish a
liae of communication between this
country and its Pacific insular posses
sions, is a measure that will meet gen
, eari approval, not only in the West.
' but all over the country. His recom
mendation as to the arid lands of the
West is another popular measure, and
.*it : is hoped that congress will see it in
■ the same light as he does. To enu
merate all of the good things which
the message contained would require
the reproduction of the entire mes
sage, which this paper is unable to
do for lack of space, but there is no
doubt but that all Christendom feels
greatly relieved since President
Roosevelt's first message has been
given to the world.
Congressional Reduction.
Speaking about some of the work
that has-been mapped out for the
present congress to accomplish re
minds the writer that a bill has al
ready been introduced in congress
looking forward to the reduction of
the number of representatives to con
gress from the South. No measure
should be more warmly supported by
the Republicans and Northern men
in general than this, and The Re
publican truly hopes that it will be
passed by a unanimous Republican
vote in both houses of congress. Con
gressman Crumpacker of Indiana
thinks that it is not fair for the South
ern states to get representatives for
men who are not allowed to vote, and
who are not allowed to vote for no
other reason than because they would
vote the Republican ticket if allowed
to vote at all. It is not a matter of
intelligence as to the colored vote of
k|he South why the Democrats want to
j-J^jpress it, but it is because the col-
vote would be Republican in
stead of Democratic if it was cast.
In many of the states of the South the
colored vote has been legally dis
franchised, and that being a fact, it is
unfair, unreasonable and unjust to the
other sections of the country that the
Southern states should have twice
and in many instances three times as
many representatives for the votes
they cast than the other sections. It
is therefore repeated that it behooves
every Republican to stand by Con
gressman Crumpacker's bill and unan
imously pass it from a partisan stand
Flemming Gets Funny. 4
With the view of being funny. Rep
resentative Flemming of Georgia has
introduced a counter-bill in the house
of representatives questioning the le
gality of the members of the house
from Massachusetts holding their
seats, because he claims a number of
voters are disfranchised in Massachu
setts. It is quite true that Massachu
setts has an educational qualification
law as to persons casting votes, and
would to God that every state in this
Union had a similar law and would
impartially enforce the same. Were
such a law enforced in the various
states in this Union, so many anarch
ists and glare-eyed foreigners, who
know no more of the workings of this
government than the devil does about
holy water, would not be able to cast
their votes and thereby counteract the
effect of good citizens' votes, who are
struggling to maintain respectable
governments in their sections. There
is no parallel between the disfran
chised voters of Massachusetts and
the disfranchised voters of Missis
sippi, for in Massachusetts the rule is
applied to the white man, the black
man, the red man and every other
kind of a man one and alike, while in
Mississippi the rule is applied to the
black man only. Any man as ignorant
as the blue imps of hades, just so
his face is white, is permitted to vote
the same as the college professor in
the state of Georgia, the home of Rep
resentative Flemming. and the census
will show that almost as large a per
cent, of the Negroes of that state can
read and write as the Caucasians, and
yet not a single colored man is per
mitted to cast his vote fearlessly and
honestly in the state of Georgia,
though, be it said to the credit of the
white men of that state, they have
stubbornly refused to legalize the the
oretical disfranchised colored voters,
yet they have practically done so.
Chinese Exclusion.
A new measure has been introduced
in congress by Representative Kahn
from that district in San Francisco in
which there are 300,000 Chinese set
tlers, which has for its object the
continuation of the Chinese exclusion
act. Since the Geary act was first
passed conditions have radically
changed between the Chinese govern
ment and the United States, and this
country must either moderate its Chi
nese exclusion laws or it must expect
to be shut out from the Oriental trade
almost completely. The Chinese of
ficials do not propose to be shut out
from this country as they have been
in the past and yet continue to buy
their modern improvements in the
United States as th&y are doing at toe
present time. Just what disposition
should be made of this bill is the per
plexing question that congress will
have to wrestle with before the Geary
act expires. California does not want
the Chinese nor does any of the Pa
cific coast states, but all of them want
the Chinese trade, and just how to get
the Chinese trade and yet not get the
Chinese citizen is the question. The
Eastern sections of this country have
not as yet been called upon to handle
the Chinese problem, and their repre
sentatives are inclined to favor the
discontinuance to a large extent of
the exclusion of Chinamen from this
country. The matter will be fought
with a vengeance by the Pacific coast
representatives, but it will be consid
ered from a business standpoint by
the Atlantic coast representatives.
Carnegie's Great Gift.
And now comes Andrew Carnegie,
the great library benefactor, and
offers the United States a gift of $10,
--000,000 tor the establishing of a uni
versity of higher education at Wash
ington City which will be something
on the order of the Smithsonian Insti
tution, the funds for which were
given by an Englishman, James
Sinitiison. which amounted to $1,000,
--0 C"). Of all of Mr. Carnegie's com
men'lable bequests in the shape of
educational work none of them is
equal or will bear comparison wich
this, if ii is accepted by congress, and
it doubtless will be. The United
States is badly in need of just such
an institution as this at the national
capital, and it is to be regretted that
congress itself did not take steps to
establish such without it being first
suggested by Andrew Carnegie or any
one else. In as much as Mr. Carnegie
made his millions in the United
States, it is nothing more than right,
if he intends giving them away, that
he give the bulk of them at least to
the needs of this country, and it is
hoped that congress will not hesitate
for a single minute in accepting the
princely offer.
Democratic Devils.
The famous Tillman-McLaurin con
troversy, which had its origin in
South Carolina politics, has been
taken to the United States senate, and
the whole affair gone over in the
senate one day this week, when Tin
man offered to resign if McLaurin
would do likewise, but the offer was
flat-footedly refused on the part of Mr.
McLaurin. It is to be regretted that
this controversy, which is of local im
portance, is to be brought before the
United States senate for adjustment.
There is no difference between Till
man and McLaurin Democracy, one is
just as bad as the other, and the Re
publican party should keep its hands
off either one of them. They are both
Democrats, and that class of Demo
crats that will always be Democrats,
that will always be rebels, that will
always be revolutionists and that will
always be "agin the guverment," and
The Republican hopes that the Repub
lican party as a party will take no
interest whatever in the settlement of
the dispute.
Under Critical Eye of Ob
serving Men. •
Some of the leading colored men of
this country are not pleased with the
president's message because it did not
call congress' attention to the fact
that the colored men of the South are
being disfranchised, lynched and mur
dered in wholesale lots, and suggest
some remedy for the evil. The Repub
lican is of the opinion that President
Roosevelt took a wise course in not
mentioning the matter, not because it
should not be mentioned, or not ba
cause it is not worthy of mention, but
simply because calling congress' at
tention to the fact would have done
no good whatever. Those are state
measures and must be regulated by
the respective states of this Union,
and for congress to try to enact laws
to punish the guilty miscreants would
be worse than foolish. Since Theo
dore Roosevelt has been president of
the United States he has thoroughly'
demonstrated to the world that a man
is a man with him, without regard to
his color, and he has done more to
advance the Negro so that he would
be on an equal footing with other
men than any other man who has
been president of the United Statas
since the death of the Immortal Lin
coln, and for him to indulge in useless
prattle in behalf of the colored man
of this country would do him more
harm than good. The president's feel
ing as to what station in life the meri
torious man of color shall occupy was
shown in his entertaining Booker T.
Washington, and in his appointment
of Judges Hewlett and Terrill to life
positions as police judges of Wash
ington City, all of which is far in ad
vance of any step yet taken by any
other president of this country. The
man to admire is the man who will
act instead of talk. The man who
promises to do and never does is like
unto the man who smothers one with
flattery but withholds the beneficial
things from him. If the president
will continue to remember the Negro
of this country as he has during his
short occupancy of the White House,
The Republican does not care if he
never mentions him in his messages
to congress.
No Color Prejudice?
A writer from Hawaii to the New
York Age says "that island is as fre?
from color prejudice as the heavens
itself. All races of people who are
on the island mingle freely together
and do business and the question of
color is never raised, notwithstanding
the fact that the island is at present
domineered by white Americans from
the United States. The population of
the island at present is perhaps made
up of the most conglomerated human
mix-up than any of the insular pos
sessions of the United States. The
natives, which are a mixture of for
eign whites and aborigines, predom
inate. Then come the Chinese and
Japanese, the American white man.
the American black man and every
other- tongue and nationality on the
face of the earth, it is said, can be
heard on the island. For any nation
ality therefore to draw the color line
would be an extreme absurdity, and >t
could not be maintained for a single
Paid the Price.
There came to this office a few days
ago a letter which contained a check
for $2.00 for a year's subscription to
The Seattle Republican. There Is
nothing remarkable in this, bs such
things frequently come to this office,
but the name attached to this check
was W. H. CoTincil, who is none other
than the head of one of Alabama's
most noted normal schools for colored
students. It so seldom happens that
colored men ever subscribe and pay
for a newspaper owned and edited by
a colored man, that it was a most
pleasant surprise to the management
hereof. For some reason colored men
of the calibre mentioned above feel
that it is an honor for the colored
editor of a newspaper to send his
paper to him, and if he is asked for
the price of a subscription he takes
it almost as an insult, and yet they
are the ones that holler the loudest,
and longest about, supporting race en
terprises. Race enterprises should not
be supported any more than anti-race
enterprises if such enterprises are not
meritorious. If the colored man's pa
per is not edited and published in a
ponsible and attractive way, no onl
should subscribe for it simply because
it is issued by a colored man. but if
it is up to the standard of its class of
publication, then it is the duty of the
leading colored men to set the exam
ple in subscribing for Hie same. If.
however, some one in the distant part
of the country sees merit in a paper
published in another part and wishes
the same to come to his address, he
should pay for it just the same as he
does the paper published by the Cau
casian. It is a rather peculiar fact
that the colored subscriber is always
delinquent, and when you call upon
him for his subscription, generally he
refers you to some politician to get
your money from him. or ask some
politician to pay for his paper, show
ing no independence whatever and
making the newspaper man dependent
completely on another race of people
for his support. As has often been
advocated in these columns, we do not
think that the colored man should sub
scribe for any paper simply because
it is what it is generally known as,
"a colored paper,' 'but if he conde
scends to subscribe for it, he should
be man enough to pay for it, and when
his subscription expires he should
either renew it or inform the manage
ment that his paper is no longer
wanted. That is business, and until
colored men learn to do business as
other men, they will find they will
have an uphill business at everything
they undertake.
From a San Francisco paper it is
learned that colored stevedores are
being successfully used in that port
at present. They were put on more
as an experiment than an actuality,
but they are proving to be so success
ful that all are being employed that
apply for work.
Mountain lions' in Southern Utah
are killing off the herds of wild horses
in that section very rapidly.
The pelt of the Canadian black bear
brings all the way from $15 to $50
when partially dressed.
Recently Mrs. Russell Sage enter
tained at dinner a football team from
Caflysle, which is made up completely
of Indians.
A former governor of the Yukon
territory is of th<f opinion that there
are over $200,000,000 of gold yet in
the placer mines of that district.
The silk worm, from which the silks
of the world come, is not over three
inches long, but it has sixteen well
developed legs, which it uses for spin
ning purposes.
Prince Henry of Reuss, in Germany,
pardons all the boys and girls con
victed of any minor wrong doing in
his dominion, with the understanding
and proviso that the parents of the
child give it a sound flogging when it
has been pardoned.
According to the returns of the cen
sus recently taken in the Northwest
territory by the Canadian giverument.
there are 21,111 persons in that sec
tion. ,Of these 8,500 are in Dawson.
5,000 at White Horse, 6,000 on the
creeks, 1,000 Indians and 300 Eski
Drummers who travel for diamond
houses carry a stock of diamonds on
each trip valued all the way from
100,000 to $500,000, and they are sel
dom if ever robbed of their valuables,
though they avoid making iiight trips.,
always laying over in some well
known town during the night.
The Bank of England has a capital j
of $72,000,000. with a surplus of $16.
000,000, and yet the governof of the
entire institution only receives $10,000 j
per annum, which, in comparison with
the salaries drawn by the managers
of the banking houses of this country,
is exceedingly small.
According to a report recently made j
by a London geologist, England loses
a strip of land every year the size of
Gibraltar, the same being washed into j
the ocean. Within the past 100 years ■
England has lost a territory by this
Bflil equal in area to the county of
There are more Indians in the state
of South Dakota than any other state
in the Union, and both the white folk I
and the Indians are registering a bit
ter protest against the government
enforcing its new law and making the
Indians self-supporting by cutting off j
all government rations from them.
Near Marquette. Michigan, Mary
Ledyard, aged 17 and daughter of a
multi-millionaire of that city, eloped |
with Henry Starnould. a quarter-breed
Indian, aged 65. The two were mar-1
ried and are now keeping house near i
the home of the girl's parents in spite !
of their prayers and protests against j
her leading such a life.
Two brothers in Indiana are raising ]
snakes as an industry. They started I
out a couple of years ago with 400
snakes, and last year they killed 100,- j
000 snakes and will probably kill 200.- I
000 next year. These snakes are
raised for their oil, which finds a
ready market throughout the country
for medicinal as well as for lubricat
ing purposes.
Lady Constance McKenzie. an ee
ceutric English woman, has adopted a
tiny snake as her pet, which she car
vies with her wherever she goes. The
snake is given comfortable quarters
in the bodice of her dress, and she fre
quently takes it from its hiding place
and plays with it as though it was a
jewel. Lady Constance declares that
the snake is possessed of more intelli
gence than are many persons.
Be good to yourself, buy your hol
iday presents at Goldmans' jewelry
store, corner Second and Marion.
With which is amalgamated
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Capital paid up $8,000,000 00
'Eight Million Dollars)
Surplus $3,000,000 00
Assets Hay 3i. i9oi $67,553,578 13
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Individuals solicited.
Drafts issued ovailable in any part of the World.
Interest allowed on Time Deposits.
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YUKON and ALASKA business.
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