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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. VIII, NO. 41 Seattle's Leading Caterers. GEORGE RIDEOUT. The subject of this sketch was born in Trenton, Ohio, after receiving a common school education, started for himself and migrated to St. Paul in 1887, and learned the rudiments of hotel work at the Ryan, and in two years by earnest application had charge of the Hoops & Gorman Cafe, where he remained till coming West to assist in the opening of the vfamous Broadwater Hotel at Helena, Mont. Later he was called to the management of the Addie Cafe in Butte, one of the best resorts in the city, prior to this, however, he was the manager of the Vendome Hotel, Helena. The Silver Bow Club claimed his attention from 1890 to 1894, where he acquired the art of a mixologist. In 1898 he opened in Seattle the Haw thorne Club on his own account, a gentleman's resort. The year 1900 he spent in California, but returned to Seattle in 1901. In the latter part of the year took charge as head waiter of the Lincoln Cafe, where by introducing discipline he has gradually raised it to the plane of a first class epicurean resort. The Lin coln is no doubt the best arranged place on the coast, the banquet rooms of variegated colors, is really a thing of beauty. After Lenten season several swell functions will take place at The Lincoln and Rideout will be equal to the occasion. POLITICAL POT PIE. Prior to the recent municipal elec tion in this city The Seattle Repub lican predicted that if Mr. Humes was nominated by the Republicans and Mr. Godwin by the Democrats Mr. Godwin would defeat Mr. Humes by 1,000 votes. That prediction did not come true, but it was no miscalcula tion on the part of the political edi tor of this paper that it did not. Mr. Godwin got a sufficient number of Re publican votes to have given him a majority of 1,000 over Mr. Humes had Mr. Godwin have gotten the Demo cratic vote as it was expected he would do. Instead of Mr. Godwin beating Mr. Humes, Mr. Humes de feated Mr. Godwin by 513 votes. While the other nominees on the Republican ticket defeated their Democratic op ponents all the way from 3,000 to 3,700 votes, which proved that The Repub lican knew well whereof it spoke when it predicted the defeat of Mr. Humes. Abe Lincoln said, "a Democrat always does the right thing at the wrong time rather hard up for an issue on which to make a campaign when it is forced to take advantage of an opposite party's disaffection in order to win one or two of the nominees of its own party. However, there is no denying the fact that the Democrats have been playing in strictly good luck for the past few elections and as a result in 1896 they elected their entire ticket, in 1898 they elected a number of the nominees on their ticket and in 1900 they again captured two of the most important offices in the county as well as the governor of the state. This was all accomplished by the Republicans being at outs with each other and knifeing some of the nominees on their own ticket. They would have elected the mayor of Seattle last Tuesday had not the Democrats themselves been dough heads. On election day in Seattle if one will take the trouble to visit around j from one voting place to another he I will see many strange as well as '■ laughable things during the day, but j of all the First ward presents the most j laughable as well as comical sights ; on that day, for the reason that the J saloons are all closed and the hobo element and saloon loungers are all lined up on the streets, and during the j entire day they are without either drink or food, as the most of them get those necessities from the saloon bar. j When it happens to rain on election i day it is extremely hard on the hoboes I and to find shelter is an almost impos sible thing for them .to do. Every little nook and corner in which they can get shelter and protection from wind and rain is packed in like sar dines and no sooner are the saloons open than they make a rush for shelter j like so many thirsty cattle. ' THOMAS W. WOODS. Head waiter of the Rainier-Grand Cafe and pro fessional caterer, was born in Birmingham, Alabama. When only eighteen years of age Mr. Woods was made head waiter of the Florence Hotel of that city, which position he held for nine successive years. Having a desire to come West, he pulled up in San Francisco in 1892, where for two years he had charge of the dining room of the California Hotel. The Alaska gold excitement turned his attention to ward the Northwest, and in company with a regular crew he came to Seattle in 1899, when he was em ployed as a waiter at the Rainier-Grand Hotel. His ability to successfully manage a dining room soon asserted itself over his fellow waiters, and the pro prietor was not long in discovering that Woods was the one for his dining room, and he was promoted to the head waitership of the Rainier-Grand, which posi tion he has successfully held ever since. His in born Southern politeness is very cleverly handled by him and he never fails to capture the hearts of his guests wherever he is employed. With such head waiters as Mr. Woods the, disposition on the part of the proprietors of large hotels to supplant the colored waiter with white waiters will die "a-bornin." Mr. Woods is assisted in his work by an excellent crew and Mine Host Dunbar should feel himself ex ceedingly lucky in getting them. If Governor Mcßride takes the samec amount of interest in the Tacoma and Spokane elections that he has in the | Seattle municipal election the Pie-1 maker is of the opinion that he is go-! I ing to get his cards badly mixed up I j and will have trouble in the fall cam paign. There was no good and suffi cient reason for the governor mixing up in the Seattle municipal fight and \ he did not strengthen his political i fences to any great "extent by so do ing. He is not a Seattle man by any | means, and he is governor of the state jby virtue of being a representative! citizen of the northwest section of i this state and not by virtue of the fact that he is a Seattleite, and when he permitted himself to become in j volved in the political scrap in Seat tle he detracted from his own popu- ' larity quite extensively and if he jumps into the Tacoma fight in a simi- j lar way he is going to injure himself! even worse. It is all one man can j do to be governor of this state and at tend to the duties incumbent on him as governor, and if he thinks that it is the duty of a Republican governor to mix up in every Republican cock fight that is reported in the state, then j he will do more to injure his party | than to build it up. The governor's! ambition to make Harold Preston sen ator should not lead him into commit ting political blunders such as he did in trying to direct the political ma chine in the late municipal election in Seattle. The late municipal election in this city was an unusually quiet one. No great demonstrations were made by either of the great parties, each of them holding but one public meeting though a number of ward meetings were held by both. Regardless of what prompted the movement there was a deep seated determination on the part of a great many of the voters of this city to knife the head of the ticket and they did it with a ven geance. The Pie-maker is of the opin ion that aside from the church vote no class of voters more systematically and determinedly knifed Mayor Humes than did the colored voters. Not in cluding the First ward, it can be safe ly said that four out of every five col ored voters in the city voted against the re-election of Mayor Humes. They did this because during the adminis tration, which is now about to close, he permitted one Charley Reed, who was then chief of police, to abuse col ored women without cause or provoca tion and the men quietly went to the polls and voted against him regardless of their natural love for the Repub lican party. When colored men do this more it will teach all parties to respect them more and their demands to some extent will be listened to. Of SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1902 ourse the colored men are loyal to the Republican party because there is no other party for them to vote for, as no colored man can conscientiously vote for a Democrat save and except in a local fight, but there will come a time some day when there will be a party in which they can ally them selves too just as conscientiously as they can to the Republican party, and then, oh, then they will do so in spite of all of the persuasions the Repub lican, workers may bring to bear to prevent them from so doing. Candidate Albertson made a great talk at the Armory last Tuesday even ing and those who were so unfortunate as to hear him are still wondering what on earth was he trying to get at. It has been announced that he is a candidate for Congress, but from his speech at the Armory last Tuesday it is more than likely that he is a candi date for President of the United States. Colonel Albertson may have been earnestly talking in the interest of the re-election of Mayor Humes, but those who happened to be in the hall were not aware of the fact until a subsequent speaker made known the fact in referring to Mr. Albertson's speech, which sounded to the specta tors more like a roaring buzz saw than anything else. The Republican party of Seattle has once more proved its prowess at the polls by electing its entire municipal ticket with but one exception. Coun cilman W. H. Murphy, who has made such an admirable record for the past two years in the city council was re elected to represent the Ninth ward, which is the one exception to a clean Republican sweep. The ticket elected last Tusday is as follows: Mayor Thomas J. Humes Comptroller John Riplinger Corporation Counsel..Mitchell Gilliam Treasurer Matt. H. Gormley Councilmen-at-Large H. P. Rude, Frank P. Mullen Ward Councilmen— First Patrick Fitzpatrick Second a. Kistler Third h. C. Gill Fourth James A. James Fifth Ellis Morrison Sixth w. V. Rinehart Seventh j. c. Redward Eighth j. c. Crichton Ninth William Murphy That the readers of this paper may have some definite idea as to the standing of the respective candidates the following vote in the various wards of each of the leading candi dates will prove of general interest: It will thus be seen from the above that Mayor Humes ran behind his ticket in the neighborhood of 3,000 votes and was elected by a very small plurality. A determined fight was made against his re-election by the moral element of this city and he would have been defeated had the Democrats stood by their nominee, as it was generally supposed they would do. Mr. Godwin lost ten per cent of the Democratic vote, which vote would have elected him by a handsome plur ality had he have received it. The Democrats, therefore, were their owi executioners. From last Tuesday's vote it is verj i evident that there is as bitter factional I fight in the Democratic ranks, as there !is in the Republican ranks. During j the entire day the Hart-McElroy-Ful- i ton-Steve Bailey faction of the Demo-! cratic party fought Godwin's election | j to the bitter end and that faction can ] i give iiself credit for having defeated the Democratic nominee for mayor of j this city at the polls last Tuesday. [ The moral element of the city did its duty and voted against Humes to the | tune of about 3,500 votes and this would have elected Mr. Godwin as has ! already been said by at least 1,000 votes had the bolting faction of the Democratic party stood pat for their candidate. The Pie-maker wishes to extend the right hand of fellowship and heartfelt congratulations to John Riplinger, Mat Gormley, Mitchell Gilliam, H. P. Rude and Frank P. Mullen, the straight Re publican nominees, for the splendid I victory they each won at the polls last ! Tuesday. These gentlemen all repre i sent true Republicanism and the vote that was recorded for them at the , polls shows that beyond all question | of doubt. Seattle's election has been at such a fever heat state for the past two weeks that the Republican politicians almost lost sight of the fact that the president of the United States had appointed Clarence E. Ide United States collector of customs at Port Townsend and Charles B. Hopkins United States marshal of this district. The appointment of these two men set tles a long factional controversy and is a complete victory for John L. Wil son, who opposed the appointment of D. B. Crocker, the Senator Foster can didate for collector of customs. Both Ide and Hopkins are the best of friends to Wilson'and he can give him self credit for having secured a most splendid victory in their appointment. If it was Governor Mcßride's influ ence that the Humes'"followers wanted in order to boost up his campaign the governor certainly has not got very much to point with pride to in Humes very small plurality election. The Pie maker takes advantage of this oppor tunity to warn Governor Mcßride that he would do well to keep his hands off of Seattle politics unless he ex pects defeat not only for his pet can didate for United States senator, but for the entire Republican party at the coming fall election. And now the political horoscope looks as though the Humes faction will join issues with the Wilson fac tion and advocate the election of a member of Congress from Seattle and leave the senatorial contest an open field with Hon. John L. Wilson and Levi Ankeny as the leading candi dates. Tom Humes' election sounded the death knell to Harold Preston's senatorial boomlet and the same wheel of political fortune has brought W. E. Humphries prominently to the front as candidate for Congress with perhaps both the Wilson and Humes men sup porting him. This is not official, but it will do well to watch this predic tion. The game of "playing even" in pol itics has been practiced so frequently of late years in the Republican party of this city and county that a party nomination from a Republican stand point is not worth very much, for either one faction or the other will knife those nominees on the ticket that do not meet their approbation. Two years ago the Humes faction knifed J. M. Frink, W. H. White and Van De Vanter, and now if reports be true the Frink followers as well as Billy White followers openly knifed Tom Humes at the last election. This is an unfortunate state of affairs and unless something be done and done soon the Republican party in King county and the state of Washington will go to pieces so badly that it will be impossible for it to pull itself to gether anyways soon. "Politics make strange bed-fellows," said a well known Democrat one day this week in speaking to another Dem ocrat. "Two years ago, you remem ber, we were working with the Humes people with the view of defeating J. M. Frink, and now we are working with the Frink people with the view of beating Tom Humes." Such are the fortunes of political warfare, but the Pie-maker is of the opinion that a great party like the Democratic is and the wrong thing at the right time," and that is just what they did last Tuesday. The gang of disgruntled Democrats who fought Godwin did so simply because they knew that if he was elected the relics of the fam ous old kid committee could not rule him as they wanted to and rather than Seattle's Leading Caterers. WM. HEKIRY TAYLOR. Born in Princeton, Ky., the land of "fair women" and migrated to California in 188 I}-, where he was immediately engaged as second waiter in the Hollen beck, the finest hotel in Los Angeles, California, where he remained till the gold excitement of the north brought him to Seattle in 1900, at which time he secured employment at the Rainier-Grand as cap tain of the watch, and it is said today of him in that well known hostelry that as an officer in the crew, he maintained good discipline. As the Rainier Club was in need of a good second waiter the steward secured the services of Mr. Taylor, at which place he is now employed as head waiter, and giving good satisfaction. It is well known to all Seattleites that the Rainier Club is for the "exclusive set." To have the care of a class of patrons that visit such a place is no -easy task and the head waiter that can satisfy such guests has practically a diploma to take charge of any first class hotel or cafe, and Mr. Taylor is yet a young man, no one can tell what the future has in store for him, at least part of his fortune is earned in having so charming a wife in who formerly was Miss Daisy Anderson, the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth An derson, the proprietress of the well known lodging house at 1216 Second Avenue. In this connection it may be well to say that Mrs. Anderson has had erect ed on Twenty-sixth Avenue the finest residence of the Afro-American colony of this city. to see a man mayor that they could not rule as they did J. T. Ronald they preferred to see a Republican mayor and used their influence to that end and was more than successful. But after all Mr. Humes has been administered a very salutary rebuke and if he and his manager, George Piper, can extract any comfort or con solation out of the vote that he got at the polls last Tuesday then it does not take very much to console them. When 3,500 Republicans voted for a part of their ticket and cut the head of it it shows that the head of the ticket was anything but popular, and it further showed that the people are determined to run to ruin the political gang of corruptionists that have hand led this city for the past four years. Let us hope that Mr. Humes will take warning at the rebuke administered to him last Tuesday and map out a new policy by which the affairs of this city shall be conducted in the future. It may not be out of place at this time to suggest to Mr. Mitchell Gil liam, who has been elected corpora tion counsel for the ensuing two years, the advisability of him selecting men to whom, not only he, but the entire public can point with pride to as his deputies. It has been intimated and the intimation has not been contra dicted, that the Clancies dictate to the city attorney at present as to what course he officially pursue and he prosecutes or dismisses cases as suits them. If Mr. Gilliam wishes to popu larize his administration he will steer clear of such intimations and appoint deputies in his office that are not in any sense, either by intimations, in uendo or otherwise, connected with the criminal classes of this city, and especially the Clancies, and stand for the good of the community regardless of the political faction with whom such deputies have in the past affiliated. All of the proposed amendments to the city charter that were voted for last Tuesday were carried save one, which one referred to assessing abut ting property on those streets being improved to the extent of fifty per cent, of their taxation value. The suc cess of the high license amendment and the lighting plant amendment is especially gratifying to the citizens of this city. Since the first agitation for the city owning the Cedar river waterway it has been a hobby of the citizens of Seattle to own an electric light plant, the power for which to be furnished by the waterfall of Cedar river. By shrewd manipulations on the part of some of the officers connect ed with the city it has been deferred from time to time on first one pretext The present efficient as well as popular steward of the Rainier Club of this city was born fn Yazoo, Mississippi, in 1869. When quite a boy he was em ployed by Dr. Henry Yandell of this city as coach man and collector. In 1889 Dr. Yandell decided to come West and young Gayton thought that he too would like to try his fortunes in the West, so he ac companied the doctor to Seattle and remained with him for four months after arriving here. At that time Seattle was booming, owing to the great amount of building going on after the fire, and Mr. Gayton on meeting Mr. C. H. Harvey and Walter Washing ton, who were then in the painting and paperhanging business secured work with them because it paid him much more than working in a private family. Tiring of this kind of work he accepted the head waitership of the Seneca Street Club and only quit that when he secured a similar position with the Rafßier Club, by which club he has been continuously employed ever since. From a waiter's position at $25 per month Mr. Gayton has advanced to the steward ship of the club at a salary of $100 per month. He is not only steward of the Rainier Club, but he is an artist in the catering business and handles more banquets, wedding parties and social gatherings than any other caterer in the city, and would he accept it he could be out every night in the week serving par ties. He is a most pleasing and affable gentleman and makes friends wherever he goes and with whom ever he is thrown in contact. He has a nice home which is well furnished and bids fair to become one of Seattle's leading and most influential Afro-Amer icans. and then another until it was finally forced to an issue with the result that it was carried by an overwhelming majority. But even now that it has been successfully voted for by the people it is not too sure that it will be a realization for a good many years to come, because there are always chances of a slip between the cup and the lip, and especially in cases of this kind. Let us hope, however, that the council-elect will make it among the first things that it considers and that the members thereof rush it to com pletion as goon as possible lest its fail ure stare them in the face two years from now when they desire a re-elec tion. Orders were issued immediately after the election for the closing of gambling in Seattle and since that time every gambling house in the city has been out of business. This by no means is an indication that gambling is going to be either permanently closed or curtailed, but it means, if one can read between the lines, that the Clancy gang is shaping the gambling of this city in such a manner as to be the sole dictator of all gambling houses. That is to say, if one wishes to open a gambling den in Seattle he will first have to get a permit from Frank and John Clancy and present this to the chief of police and he will of course permit them to open their gambling dives. If this theory be true and it is not doubted, the Clancies mean to clean up during the next two years in the neighborhood of $500,000 per year, when of course they will be willing to retire from business. There is no doubt but that Seattle will have a boss gambler in the person of Frank Clancy. A report is going about the streets just now to the effect that William PRICE FIVE CENTS JOHN T. GAYTON. Pigott, the chairman of the Democratic central committee, went to Godwin about 3 o'clock on election day and told him that if he would give him $2,500 he would guarantee his election, because he had an immortal cinch on buying 900 votes in the First ward, who were waiting for money. Whether the report be true or false the 900 men did not vote and Mr. Godwin failed of election, and now his friends are damning him for his failure at the polls. Among Christian worshippers the : subject, "Is Hell Preached Enough?" is being widely discussed at present. Our later day religionists are preach ing the love of God, the glories of heaven, the comfort of religion in sor row, pain and failure and similar the ories to the detriment of what is com monly known as the "hell and damna tion sermons" and now the Christian Endeavor of Boston editorially de clares hell is not preached enough about by the religionists of thisklay. It advocates more preaching about hell because millions are going there, and again hell should be preached about because "the fear of the Lord is be ginning of wisdom." In other words, it would have its readers to understand that there is no way of making Chris tians out of men except by holding up everlasting ruin to them in case they break the divine law. 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