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>The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. IX, NO. 3 W. A. CARLE. One of Seattle's best known business men an nounces his candidacy for the nomination for repre sentative from the 40th representative district. Po lite, politic and popular are winning characteristics of Mr. Carle and he will be both nominated and elected. He has taken active interest in his com munity fair and is always accorded a place of honor. CHARLES A. KOEPFLI. Is a candidate for re-election because he has served his constituents well for the past two years as County Clerk. Like Mr. Hoye, he stands on his rec ord as the chief recommendation for his renomfna tion. Even those who worked against Mr. Koepfli's nomination two years ago are now working for it simply because he has been a success. I Political Pot Pic I t t While Harold Preston was swinging around the circles the other day it is said that he happened through one of the coal mines in eastern Washing ton, and was invited to attend an impromptu meeting. Prior to his be ing introduced as speaker of the even ing one of the rough and ready miners was asked to say a few words in behalf of Mr. Preston's senatorial candidacy. Tne old gentleman was not much of a scholar, and still less an orator, and he reluctantly consented to say some thing. He was finally assisted to mount a rickety platform which had been hastily constructed, and endorsed Mr. Preston in the following unique manner: "Well,' mates," he said, "I ain't a-goin' to tell ye as we're gettin' a real straight, fair, honest candidate. You knows as well as I does as there ain't no sich thing as a honest politi cian breathin'. Howsumever, I've heard both candidates, an' I've picked out wot I think is the best of a sorry pair! Ye'd better vote for him, chaps! This, ' indicating the by no means comfortable candidate, "this is 'im." • * » If there has been one Republican office-holder in charge of an office at the court house of this county for the past two years that one is George B. Lamping. Mr. Lamping has jnade a successful county auditor, and accord ing to the unwritten Republican law he is entitled to a second term, and he therefore aspires to a renomina tion. From a business standpoint no office in this, or any other county, has been more successfully conducted from start to finish than has Mr. Lamp ing's office. Regardless of one's per sonal popularity, there are none more deserving of public honors than were they the most objectionable charac ters in the world. If they do not merit the office that they hold, and nothing proves that better than a trial at hold ing office. Mr. Lamping has proven a success; he has made a splendid officer; he has conducted his office in a businesslike way; he has attended to the duties that he was elected to attend to; and for that reason the Republicans should not hesitate in giv ing him a renomination, and they will not. George Lamping will be unani mously renominated at the coming county convention. * * * Perhaps just as good men have been elected to fill the office of county treas urer as J. W. McConnaughey, but there is one thing certain, -no better man was ever elected to fill a similar office. During the two years that he has been county treasurer he has conducted the office in a way highly commendable and is quite deserving of a renomina tion. From a business standpoint it "My office has been conducted strictly on business principles since I have had charge of it, and no one can successfully deny the allegation, and as it is customary in Republican circles to give successful officeholders a second term I see no reason why the same courtesy should not be extended to me. I rely on my official record for my endorsement." After having served his county well as auditor for the past two years, herewith announces his candi dacy for a renomination for the same office, subject to the ratification of the next Republican county con vention. As Mr. Lamping is without opposition for this nomination, he is absolutely certain of success at the convention. can be said without fear of successful contradiction that Mr. McConnaughey has conducted this office more sys tematically than it has ever before been conducted, or at least for many years. Under the administration of two former officials in this office a great deal of adverse criticism was made, and perhaps none of it without | foundation; but not a disparaging! word one way or the other has been | i said or published concerning the con-1 ] duct of the office under its present ; management, and when Mr. McCon naughey will have been renominated, re-elected and served out his full four j years he will retire from the office ! with the same honors that he is now ! crowned with. At the close of every I day he has been able to tell anyone j on a moment's notice the exact condi- j j tion of the office, which thing could ! not have been done under either of j the two previous administrations. ! Such men are always deserving of re nomination and re-election as long as the public can consistently do so. • • • As was predicted by the Republican last week, t\e other gentlemen who had intended to be candidates for | Congress from King county have with i drawn from the race, or will do so be fore the next county convention con vene, leaving the field clear to Will E. Humphrey, whom King county will endorse and send ninety-four delegates to the state convention asking that he be nominated. The candidacy of Mr. Humphrey in comparison with the other gentlemen was the survival of the fittest, and the strong man has won out, and he will be nominated by the state convention. • • • Frank B. Weistling says the Pie | maker was in error last week when he said not a single man in Seattle was advocating the nomination of Mr. Weistling. On the contrary, Mr. Weist-' ling says Frank B. Weistling is a man, a resident of Seattle and a qualified voter, and he is ardently advocating the nomination of Mr. Weistling, though he quietly admitted to the Pie maker he appeared to be the only one that was doing so. • • • Ballard has a candidate for county honors this year in the person of John W. Peter, who aspires to be county as sessor. Mr. Peter will be backed by ■ a united delegation from Ballard, which will mean his nomination be yond a reasonable doubt. He will be without opposition it is now thought, as no one else seems to be developing enough strength to even make the race an interesting one to him. • • • One of the leading candidates for legislative honors in the 45 legislative I districts is H. Rief of the fourth pre- I cinct of the Fifth ward. If Mr. Rief is successful in landing his delegation there will be nothing more to it, for it matters not what candidate controls the senatorial situation, he will have to do business with Rief in order to win DR. C. E. HOVE. CAPT. GEORGE B. LAMPING. out. He therefore is a dead sure win ner if he can only carry his own pre cinct. » • * It is the duty of the Republicans to nominate men for the legislature this year who have some interest in King county and not men who can pack their pie boxes and be ready to leave the county forever on an hour's notice. There are just such men aspiring for legislative honors in this county, and it would be well to keep a bright look out for them and see to it that they are turned down. * * * Dr. Crichton may be correct in his belief that Mayor Humes is not aware of the nature of the Goo Goo Saloon and dance hall, but there are not very many persons in this city who believe SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 13,1902 as does the doctor. Mayor Humes I depends on Chief Sullivan and his | j men to report those matters to him, | j and they do so and no one knows; | better than the police as to what is ! going en in those places. The Mayor j of Seattle, the Chief of Police, the! detectives ,and ever}' single policeman \ in the city are quite conversant as to j those places, and it is most remarkable i that men with families, living in a I Christian community, where civiliza- ' tion is supposed to rank the very high-1 e»t, should allow such places of vice, | hall and destruction to exist and make ] no effort whatever to close them out. Talk about your twentieth century civ ilization, your Caucasian superiority, your cultured and refined civilization | ! but if this is not a most excellent ex- j ample of them all then a splendid ex ample of them would be hard to find. * * * Councilman Gill has introduced a j resolution for the suppression of gamb- i ling in this city, not. because Council- I man Gill disapproves of public gamb- i ling, but because a client of his is I not given a fair show at gambling, i The old lady who prayed for bread and ' was over-heard by some bad boys, who J threw in a bag of bread and biscuits to her, stopped her prayer long enough to say, "Thank you, Massa Lord sent it even if the devil did bring it." So if Councilman Gill does stop gambling in this city, it is alright though it is done for a selfish motive. Council man Gill's client has as r.aich right to gamble as the other councilman's j client, and it is right and proper for I Councilman Gill to stop the other Coun cilman's client if his is not granted equal privileges; but, summing the whole of it up, it looks like a splendid case of dog eat dog, a splendid pot of poisoned pups, and a most extraordi nary example of twentieth century civ ilization. * * * The mass meeting held in Colfax j last Saturday in the interest of Har- j old Preston's senatorial candidacy j seems to have been the political fiz- j ! zlo of the season. The promoters of the affair fell away abort in their ex pectations because they failed to get) the other senatorial aspirants there in order to inveigle them into a politi cal wrangle that they might make' political capital for Harold Preston, j Just, why this mass meeting was called I to convene in Colfax, is rather a de hatable question among the politicians.' "I am of the opinion," said a well | known politician one day this week. "that more political jobbery is carried on in Whitman County than in any other county in the State of Washing ton. It seems that the men who get to I the front in that county are men who are ready and willing to turn any kind of a political trick that the most sub tle and evil-minded politicians can conceive. There are men in W,hitman County who advocate*! auti-raiiroad measures from start to finish before election, *but supported the railroads after election. Of course this is not a reflection on the rank and file of the politicians of Whitman County, but it is a reflection on some of the men who have represented that county in the legislature of this state. After they got to the legislature they never knew before breakfast what they would do after breakfast, and so goes the story from Olympia, whenever one wanted a measure to pass in the leg islature and got votes enough, lacking a few, no matter which way the meas ure was to go, you could always de pend on getting the required number from Whitman. Among the offices to be filled at the election this fall none are of more im portance than that of assessor. Upon his judgment and discretion is based the foundation of public revenue, which is the very life of the state, county and municipality. Great wis dom should be exercised in making the choice of-assessor, having in view the person endowed with special aptitude for the position. In the division of locality it is universally conceded that Ballard is entitled to this office, and JUDGjE R. R. GEORGE. Aspires to succeed himself as justice of the peace, and of course police judge, and to that end he herewith announces his candidacy for a renomina tion subject to the will of the Republican convention. Owing to the fact that he has served but one term he feels justly entitled to a renomination and a second term. Who herewith announces his candidacy for State Senator from the thirty-fourth senatorial district, is certainly one of Seattle's most brilliant lawyers and popular young men, both socially and otherwise. In shying his castor into the senatorial scrap in the fifth ward he does not do so lacking a political fol lowing and he will make a hot campaign for success. * * * from the very first no other place has been thought of in this connection. Responding to this suggestion, the friends of Mr. John W. Peter, a prom inent attorney of Ballard, have placed LI::- nurne in the field as a candidate subject to the choice of the Republican county convention. This action was taken in the early part of the cam paign and it is so far conceded that he is the universal choice of the Re publicans of the county, that no op position has been heard from -any source. Mr. Peter is a pioneer of Bal lard and during his residence here has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession, always taking a lead ing part in Republican politics. His experience as deputy assessor in this county is augmented by thorough knowledge of the history, growth and development of the county. His can didacy is looked upon by all who know him as eminently fit and proper, and since the country has entrusted the selection to Ballard, the people of the city have felt the responsibility and discharged it fully in making Mr. Peter their choice. He has a broad business knowledge, keen perception, good judgment and is not lacking in ability to meet the requirements of this the most important office in the county. In view of all these facts, his nomination will be one that can not help but meet the approval of a large majority of voters at the coming elec tion, and from a business point of view overreach even political lines. • * * JOSIAH COLLINS. JOHN W. PETER. "For the past two years I have filled the office of County Treasurer. My books are open for inspec tion or for being experted and if every penny can not be found in an hour's time then I do not ask a re nomination. lam a candidate for renomination, sub ject always to the will of the next Republican con vention." H. RIEF, Who was political manager of Scott Benjamin's campaign last spring, who is a department manager in the Denny- Coryell Printing Co., who has been an active politician in King county for the past fifteen years, who is a firm friend of organized labor and who stands well among all classe of citi zens, herewith announces his intention to stand for the nomination for one of the representatives from the 45th leg islative district, subject to the ratifi cation of the Republican district con vention. Passing Events. | * ■ *• The month of May, just passed, was one in which a number of unusually large and destructive mishaps occur red On May 1 a tornado devastate the city of Decca, in India, killing in the neighborhood of 416 persons, and ruin , ing the crops of that country. May 8: A volcanic eruption occurred on the islands of Martinique and St. Vincent, which resulted in the destruc tion of 30,000 people, and both of the islands were almost totally devastated. May 13: Twenty-three people were killed and two hundred and two in jured by an explosion of naptha at Sheridan, Pa. May 14: The British India Steamer | Camorta was destroyed and six nun j dred and fifty passengers lost their ! lives. May 17: In a miniature riot at At lanta, Ga., eight persons were shot to death, and six more wounded. May 1&: A tornado in Texas killed in the neighborhood of one hundred people and completely blew to pieces a number of small towns. May 19: Between 150 and 300 lives were lost by a mine explosion at Coal Creek, Tennessee. May 20: A storm and water spout in the neighborhood of Cincinnati killed six people, and destroyed over a million dollars' worth of property, i May 23: A flood in northeastern lowa destroyed a vast amount of prop erty, and also completely ruined the entire growing crop of that section. May 23: An explosion at the coal mines in Fernie, B. C, caused 134 miners to lose their lives. May 24: A severe storm visited Il linois, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas, doing a vast amount of damage to property and injuring a number of per sons. In addition to the above fatal mis haps a number of the leading men of the age died during the month of May, Among them were: Congressman A. J. Cummings, Potter Palmer, Arch bishop Corrigan, Admiral Sampson Bret Harte, Paul Leicester Forde, Lord Paunceforte, and the Italian aeronaut Cevera. During the month of May the death of the well-known journalist, Edwin Godkind, was also reported as having occurred in England May 20th. Al though born in Ireland, Mr. Godkind began his editorial career in the Unit ed States, by establishing the Nation in 1865, which was afterwards sub merged with the Post, and he remained as its editor until 1898. In a sanitarium in Chicago nine men and one woman were killed and about thirty more of the inmates injured from a fire which occurred in the sani tarium during the day. Owing to the fact that the inmates were for the most part in a helpless condition, they PRICE FIVE CENTS J. W. McCONNAUGHEY. E. C. NEUFELDER. Is a candidate for State Senator from the thirty-fifth senatorial dis trict because he believes he has a most excellent show of winning. After having most carefully can vassed the political situation in the district he has no hesitancy in pub licly making known his intention of fighting to the last ditch for thia nomination. Mr. Neufelder Is one of Seattle's foremost business men as well as leading politicians of this community. He has a wide and varied business experience, and if elected will make a -most valuable and useful legislator. were unable to get out of the way of the flames and were either instantly burned to death or so seriously Ui jured that many who seemingly es caped with their lives will die from the effects of the fire. The State Penitentiary at Salem, Ore., was the scene of a bold, bloody tragedy last Monday morning, which resulted in the instant death of Frank Ferrell, shop guard; S. R. Jones and B. F. Tiffany, fence guards, and Con vict Ingram, who was serving a life sentence. Dave Merrill and Harry Tracy, two desperate convicts, had by some way gotten arms into the prison, and they decided on that morning to liberate themselves. They did so, and in doing it they left a bloody trail of human gore behind them. These des perate characters are still at large, al though they are being pursued by blood hounds and a posse of deter mined men who will probably make short work of them when they are overtaken. THIRD AVENUE THEATRE. Next week two plays will be pro duced. "Just Before Dawn" will be the opening attraction on Sunday night and will run until Wednesday. The play is on the same lines as "Lost Paradise" and deals with the differ ence between capital and labor. A beautiful love story runs throughout the play and the character parts are some of the strongest ever witnessed in a theatrical performance. The latter part of the week, com mencing on Thursday night, will be given over to the old favorite, "East Lynne." Comment on this best of all emotional dramas would seem super fluous. Miss Elizabeth Hale, who plays the part of "Lady Isabelle" will be seen in one of her strongest roles as she has appeared in it many times with marked success. Everybody should see "East Lynne." In New York recently the leaders of Afro-American society gave a perform ance of Gounod's Faust with a dark skinned Mephistopheles, a drab Mar guerite, and a Colorado maduro Faust. Afro-American society turned out in force, and the Lexington avenue opera house, wherein the performance was given, was crowded to the doors by the colored haut ton. The opera was an enormous success. As the ballet proceeded and they warmed up, the peculiarity of their rhythmic swaying become more pronounced, and then of a sudden there was a gigantic outburst of frenzied applause, and the audience arose en masse. Feet were stamped and the gallery fell to whistling. The ballet girls were dancing a Cakewalk. —Seattle Argus. The above is a specimen of a viru lent press. The N. Y. papers gave this production of Faust nice notices, but the "Mirror," a paper that looks with favor on the "White Rats," and the Argus for rehashing such stuff. Chad wick was right when he stated that his paper made nice "shelf covering." He might have said "carpet padding" with impunity.