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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. IX, NO. 4 PROF. W. G. HARTRANFT Who has so satisfactorily held the position of super intendent of public schools for King County for the past two years, announces his candidacy for renomi nation, subject to the Republican county convention, and there is no doubt that he will be unanimously nominated, as no one else is aspiring for the nomina tion. It can be truthfully said that King County never had a more faithful, -painstaking and successful superintendent of public schools than Prof. W. G. Hartranft, and the voters would do well to elect him for a third and even a fourth term if he desired it, much less a second term. HON. W. T. SCOTT, Who will be nominated for prosecuting attorney next Friday by the Republicans in convention assem bled, is one of Seattle's ablest lawyers, and in making this statement it is by no means mere claptrap plati tudes said for the purpose of pleasing Mr. Scott, with no regard for its truthfulness. As corporation coun sel for Seattle for two years, W. T. Scott won for the city a large number of her most important cases in both the superior and the supreme courts. It should be in Mr. Scott's favor that he is a "good lawyer," who aspires to be prosecuting attorney rather than to his detriment, as thought one prominent politician, and The Seattle Republican predicts that the next Republican convention will break the record and nominate a good lawyer for prosecuting attorney. GEORGE W. DILLING, President of the Young Men's Republican Club, here by announces his candidacy for the nomination of one of the members of the lower house of the legislature from the Forty-fifth legislative district. Mr. Dilling was born in Champaign, Illinois, but spent most of his early life on a farm. He came to Seattle in 1897 and engaged in the real estate business. He is at present extensively interested in the Nagle addition and other real property. Mr. Dilling has always been a Republican, and. if nominated and elected, will prove a most valuable member of the next legislature. The young Republicans are unanimous for his nomi nation. Political Pot Pie Last Saturday and Sunday Seattle's Press Club, which is composed of a number of good fellows, entertained the Utah Press Association, and they did so as only Seattle's citizens can do. The gang was shown the sights of the Sound and City, and they were also shown a hospitality by the citi zens such as they have not and will not receive at any other point while they are away from home. The whole was wound up Sunday evening with a dinner worthy of the gods, at which toasts from the Seattle boys were re sponded to by the Utah gang which made the welcome ring. The Utah gang was fifty-four strong, and quite a number of the ladies of the Seattle Press Club were also present at the dinner, and a very enjoyable evening was the result of the entertainment. The Utah folk left for Victoria Monday and returned through Seattle Wednes day headed for San Francisco. • • • The first big gold shiment from Daw son City put in its appearance in Seattle last Monday, the Dolphin ar riving with a half a million dollars worth of gold dust aboard. The arri val of the Dolphin with that amount of gold dust from Dawson City caused no unusual commotion whatever in the affairs of the city on that day, whereas had the same amount of gold dust .come from Alaska, or any other place Whose candidacy has already been mentioned in these columns, has been given so much encourage ment by his fellow Republicans for the nomination of county coroner that he again appears before the readers of The Seattle Republican for the purpose of saying to them that he will receive a warm and hearty support in every precinct in King County, and that he feels absolutely certain of being nominated at the Republican county convention next Friday. Dr. Carroll has grown up from boyhood to manhood and jnaturity in this community. He is the son of a veteran of the great Civil War, and is well qualified to fill the position he seeks because of the fact that he served two terms as deputy coroner under Dr. George M. Horton, and has been city health officer for the past four years. There are few men in this community more popular and more generally liked than Dr. Carroll, and The Seattle Republican pre dicts that if he is nominated he will run his office as a Republican office and not as a mixture of Demo crats and Populists, with a sprinkling of foreigners, who are not even naturalized American citizens. Dr. Carroll believes in the prevailing of Republican prin ciples, and he believes that when a Republican Is elected there are sumcient number of fellow Repub licans to fill the minor positions under him instead of employing Democrats and Populists. Whatever party elects a man to an office that party should be obli gated to it, and from that party he should select his deputies and helpers. As has already been said, if Dr. Carroll is elected this he will do, and this should be a strong incentive with the various Republicans of this county to nominate him next Friday, and the Seattle Republican fully believes that they will do so. McConnaughey, Lamping and Peter will be unani mously nominated. The Koekfli-Lea county clerk em broglio stilJ in doubt. Odds in favor of the nomina tion of W. T. Scott for prosecuting attorney. The same odds favor the nomination of John Wooding for sheriff. 30th senatorial district —Dr. Smith unani mously nominated. Odds in favor of Morrill, Clark and the Black Diamond man for the lower house. 31st district —Van De Vanter will be nominated for sen ator. Carle and* Sydney Williams (?) for the lower house. 32nd district —Andrew Humrich unanimously nominated for state senator. Legislature much in doubt. 33rd district —Odds in favor of George IT. Piper for state senator. Irvin T. Cole and Jim Cal vert as members of the legislature. 34th district —bad- ly split up over Potts, Hollenbeck and Collins. Same true of the legislative candidates. 35th district —R. N. Kinnear will be nominated for state senator. With the odds favoring Steve Meek and Charley Gleason for members of the lower house. 36th district—Bitter fight between Palmer and Nuefelder for state senate, with odds favoring R. W. Jones and C. E. Vilas for the lower house. 37th district —Tucker will be nom inated for the state senate, while the members for the lower house are much In doubt. P. J. Smith will be renominated without opposition for county com missioner from the 3rd district, while the odds seem to favor George N. Gilson for commissioner for the Ist district. For Push, Pluck and Politics Keep an Eye on The Seattle Republican four or five years ago, one-half of the city would have turned out to welcome it and its owners to the city. The fact of the matter is so much gold has been shipped to Seattle during the last few years that it has become quite a common occurance and nobody pays any attention to it. Since the first gold came down from Alaska, it has been nothing uncommon to see a wa gon to which four horses were at tached drawing a load of gold to the assay office, hence so small a shipment I as a half a million dollars caused no commotion whatever. * • • Paul Underwood and his wife, Nel lie, are both now in the county jail, awaiting trial for the murder of their infant daughter some days ago. If Underwood and his wife murdered that child, as they have been accused, they certainly committed an awful crime, but The Republican is of the | opinion that there are very few true men and women who do not entertain just a grain df sympathy for that father and moth er on account of their trying to cover up a disgrace which would perhaps have followed laem and their child throughout their lives. To accomplish their purpose they took an awfully awkward and criminal method of do ing so, and that was the unfortunate circumstance of the whole affair. Un derwood and his wife are perhaps no 1 more criminal at heart than hundreds and thousands of oth ers in Seattle at present who are shining lights in the social world. There are physicians in Seat tle who are a thousand times more de- DR. FRANK M. CARROLL, CONVENTION SUMMARY. serving of being behind the bars than Underwood and his wife. There are men and women in Seattle who stand high in society, leaders in business affairs, and yet they are a thousand, yea, ten thousand, times more criminal on the very same charge, than Under wood and his wife. Physicians of high medical standing are to be found in this city, who are accumulating vast fortunes for committing murder of the very same kind and nature as that ! charged against Mr. and Mrs. Under wood. This unfortunate young couple got caught; those medical scoundrels and murderers don't get caught, and that is why Mr. and Mrs. Underwood are now occupying a felon's cell, while those murderers are still flitting about in society eagerly searching for more victims. The young husband and wife, who would not try to cover up a like disgrace are not human, and all things being considered, granting that Mr. and Mrs. Underwood did murder their child, they are to be pitied rather than too severely punished. ♦ ♦ ♦ The Post-Intelligencer announces its intention of having a new home built for itself, and, strange to say, its new home will be erected in that section of the city on First Avenue, between Uni versity and Pike. There is nothing unusual about this, save and except that it Is very apparent at this time that the city is rapidly building north. Of course it is almost impossible for It to build south, owing to the condi tions that prevail in the southern part of the city, and therefore there is noth ing else for it to do but to build north, if it builds at all. It is impossible to SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 20,1902 get building property in the heart of the city, and when one wishes to do so they must move north to do so. Ac cording to the plans published by the Post-Intelligencer, it is to have the most modern home of any newspaper on the Pacific Coast, and the sight se lected for it, with an appropriate struc ture thereon, will certainly give it the most complete one as far as the busi ness part of the city is concerned. The paper therefore is to be congratulated and it is to be hoped that it will soon be ready for business and occupy its new quarters. Tex Rickard, the notorious gambler, is $1,000 better off this week than he was last week, all because that amount of money, which he contributed to the George U. Piper-Tom Humes-Clancy combine has been returned to him without explanation. The Piper, Humes, Clancy gambling push decided that Rickard could not gamble in Se attle, and that being decided upon they concluded to return him the money which he contributed toward the ne 'arious campaign, which resulted in the re-election of Tom Humes. Some one has said that there is honor among thieves, but there does not seem to be very much honor among the poli tical gang that has been ruling Seattle for the past few years. It seems al most miraculous that men can become prominent in the political affairs of a municipality, who have been charged with everything criminal except mur der. How a man can succeed in be coming prominent in the affairs of his brethren when such a man is, to say the least, nothing more nor less titan a common crook, is more than The Re publican can fully explain, and yet that thing is to be found in this immediate community and in the Republican par ty at that Today the Republican caucus of the city will be held, which will name persons to be voted for as delegates to the next county convention to be held next Friday. The political as pirants have been legion during the campaign, but at this writing the num ber of aspirants has grown much less than in the outset of the campaign, and while the contest for the most part will be sharp, there will not be the factional contention that it was thought there would be. There seema to be no serious fight for any of the offices except the legislature, and in this there will be a large number of aspirants seeking the honor to repre sent their district in the next legisla ture, owing to the fact that the next legislature as well as the following will each elect a United States senator, ana this doubtless is responsible for much scrambling for these nomina tions. Just why one is more anxious to go to the legislature when a United States senator is to be elected than when one Is not to be electee is the perplexing question, and yet is is so. Evidently they must think that there will be "something doing at the legis lature, when a United States senator is to be elected, or there would not be that ravenous desire to represent their district on such occasions. Speaking about candidates for the legislature, reminds the Pie-maker that there is not enough care exercised in nominating candidates for the legisla ture by either of the parties. Instead of sending men to the legislature who will use every care and consideration to only vote for laws and measures that will be of interest to the entire state, it too frequently happens that men are sent to the legislature who have no care or consideration for the state which they represent, but who go there for the express purpose of getting the dough. It further frequent ly happens that the legislature passes bills, while they are of no particular detriment to the state, they are of no benefit to no one save a few men. Such men or company of men want a bill passed for their special benefit. They see an opportunity to make a big stake out of it, and they hire some legislative lobbyist to get the bill passed, and these in turn pay some influential member to push it through both branches of the legislature. Such members of the legislature are state barnacles, and they should be left at home in the future, if it be possible to do so. There are just such men in King county at present that are seek ing the nomination for the legislature, and the Pie-maker hopes that they will be turned down with a dull thud so hard that they will never know where they last hit at. King County is to fire the signal gun as to conventions this year, and If the Preston push is successful, the ninety-four delegates from King Coun ty are to be hawked about the state here and there at the disposal of Gov ernor Mcßride, to trade and brow-beat a majority of the coming state con vention, and the Mtembers of the legis lature into passing a railroad commis sion bill in this state, which will do the state more harm than if it was turned back to the Indians for buffalo herd ing. If Governor Mcßride succeeds in fastening on this state his pernicious anti-railroad legislation, Washington people can sing songs to a dead horse, and watch Oregon grow and prosper at their expense. Let Governor Mc- Bride succeed in fastening on to this state his anti-railroad commission bill, and it will all be charged up to King County, because of the fact Harold Preston will have succeeded in hand ing over the delegation from King County to Governor Mcßride to trade on. King County will be responsible for the devilment. The Republican has no intention whatever of fighting Harold Preston's senatorial ambition, because of the fact that a majority of the business meu of King County have decided that they want him, but the Republican does intend to fight any move looking forward to Harold Pres ton's hawking the delegation from King County to the Eastern Washing ton delegations for the purpose of mak ing the passage of a railroad com mission bill of this state by the next legislature possible. If Harold Pres ton wants to be United States senator let him make a fight for it, but it is * • • The leading candidate for sheriff of King County, desires that The Seattle Republican make known his candidacy for that nomination. Mr. Wooding is by no means a stranger to the voting public of this county, as he has at various times served them in the capacity of public servant. Two years ago Mr. Wood ing resigned from the position as state senator to make the race for the nomination of sheriff, but was was beaten for the nomination by a very popular can didate at that time; the same man, however, who beat him two years ago is now doing everything within his power to nominate him. and it goes without saying that Mr. Wooding will come to the next county con vention a very strong candidate, having behind him almost the entire county delegation. If nominated and elected John Wooding will give King County a splendid administration, and he will retire from office with even more honors upon him than he had when he retired from the state senate, and that is saying a good deal. • * • asking too much of King County to stand for the passage of a commission bill that will be commercially killing to Seattle. If the business men of Seattle who are supporting Mr. Pres ton nave not already seen this it is time that they were waking up to the situation and give Mr. Preston to un derstand that he must make a fight for the United States senator, and leave tne railroad commission bill severally alone, or they will leave his senatorial candidacy severally alone. The hottest fight in the coming coun ty convention will be over the nomina tion for county coroner, for which nom ination Dr. F. M. Carroll and Dr. C. E. Hoye will cross political swords. The Pie-maker is of the opinion that Dr. Dr. F. M. Carroll will win out in this fight. He believes that Dr. Carroll will do so because he has the backing of the very best men in the county, and because it is generally believed that he will be just and fair, if he should be elected to this position. • • • As has been previously said in these columns, Hon. John Wooding is a can didate for sheriff for this county, sub ject to the indorsement of the Repub lican county convention, which will be held next Friday. No man is more generally known than Mr. Wooding, and judging from the past he is as popular as he is well known, which will stand him well in hand in the coming campaign. Mr. Wooding un der ordinary circumstances would have been nominated for sheriff two years ago had it not been for a tidal wave which swept the country and gave Sen ator Frink the delegation for governor. That he will be nominated next Friday is a foregone conclusion, and that he win be elected in November is equally certain, owing to his exceeding popu larity throughout the entire county. He was three times elected county commissioner, serving in all six years, and twice elected to the state senate. Mr. Wooding is a farmer by profession; and is now in his forty-fourth year, it is conceded by all who know of the facts that Wooding will have every delegation from the county working for his nomination, and will also have a strong following in the city, which will practically give him the nomina tion without opposition. • * • The subject of this sketch was born on the island of Barbadoes, British West Indies. Migrating to San Fran cisco when a mere lad, it was there he determined to take up the legal profession. In 1899 he entered the law department of the University of Washington and after three years of constant and diligent application he graduated and received his diploma on Wednesday afternoon of this week, he being the first Afro-American to HON. JOHN WOODING, • * • • • • wm. McDonald Austin. Who fathered the "Direct Primary BilF' in the last Washington legislature, is a candidate for renomina tion. Mr. Jones made an able and efficient member of the legislature, and his district would do well to return him, as he would be in a position to do even more effective work at the next session than he did in the last session. Mr. Jones feels absolutely cer tain that he will be able to have his "Direct Primary Bill" put through both houses, and if he did that it should be all that could be expected of him. He is an ardent advocate of the election of Harold Preston to the United States senate, while his opponents are charged with being anti-Preston men. graduate from this school. On May 17th of this year he was also admitted to practice his profession by the Su preme Court at Olympia, having passed a highly satisiactory examina tion. The career of this young man will be carefully followed. Coming to this city without money or friends, he mapped out a definite program and followed it without any frills or loud professions, always courteous but in variably busy, such a man can not fail, success is assured him, because he deserves it. "True merit has its own reward." That lone colored student has come to the front again, and not so far from uorae as were others who have been mentioned in these columns in similar strains. The lone colored student now under consideration is Hayden Rich ardson of this city, who this year grad uates from the High School, and who last Tuesday night, in an oratorical contest with seven of his fellow stu dents, won first prize. Young Rich ardson took for his subject a speech recently delivered by Booker T. Wash ington at Harvard University, and from an oratorical standpoint seems to have treated it equally as well as did the originator. While at school in Franklin, this county, and since he has been attending the High School of this city, he has proved to be a very bright boy, and stood par excellence in his studies, but in this contest he surprised even his most ardent ad mirers, and in doing so has been re ceiving the congratulations of every one who have bee nso fortunate as to meet him since that time. Young Rich ardson's parents have struggled hard to keep him in school, and it seems that they will be amply rewarded for their struggles. Now if he will make up his mind to go through the State University, and do equally as well as he has done in high school he will make his mark in this world as one of the educators of the United States. William Struthers, the St. Louis Negro, who killed A. Dean, the mil lionaire, while he was asleep in a Turkish bathhouse where Struthers was employed, by common consent was permitted to plead guilty to murder in the second degree, and was sentenced to fifteen years in the penitentiary with the promise on the part of the authorities that he would be pardoned in a few months. It will be remem bered that Struthers, the Negro in question, was the man that gave the St. Louis authorities the tip that all was not right with the aldermen of that city. This started a public in vestigation, which ended in a score or more of the leading public men of St. Louis being indicted, arrested, and put i on trial for misdemeanors while in i office. Further still, Struthers begani a systematic expose of those who had' visited the bath-house, and who gam-1 bled and lead a life of shame while in I office. This involved so many of the | leading men and women of St. Louis i that he was prevailed upon by them' to keep still, under the promise that he would receive a light sentence, sub sequently be pardoned, and finally he and his wife be cared for by them the rest of their natural lives. Already Struthers' wife is being amply pro vided for by the women who would have been exposed by Struthers had he continued the course he had mapped out to one of the reporters of a leading St. Louis paper. After twenty-five years of lynch law, during which time in the neighbor hood of 3,000 colored men, women and children have been willfully murdered at the hands of mobs, the federal gov ernment has finally taken cognizance of the affair and Congress has ordered a committee to investigate the con dition of the affairs existing in the Southern states. It is barely possible that the present committee will do no PRICE FIVE CENTS HON. R. W. JONES, After a hard fought battle, King County has finally settled down to the fact that Will E. Humphrey will be unanimously endorsed for Congress by the Republican County Convention next Friday. The friends of Harold Preston are no longer fighting Mr. Will E. Humphrey. Humphrey, and the idea of King Coun ty wanting a congressional nominee. This they are no longer publically fighting because they have read the handwriting on the wall, and they are rapidly climbing into the band wagon. They perhaps do not favor Mr. Humph rey any more than they did some of the other aspirants, but believing that he, Humphrey, held the key to the situation, they will not dare to oppose his nomination on the floor of the county convention, and The Seattle Republican, owing to this happy solu tion of affairs, takes pleasure in pre senting to the citizens of King County Mr. Will E. Humphrey, who will be one of the three members of Congress elected from this state next November. more than has been previously done: make a jreport, and said report be pigeon-holed for all time to come, but a victory has been won by the Negroes in even getting a committee appointed to investigate the condition of the col ored people of the South. If the in vestigating committee does not either recommend that every election that has been held in the South was an illegal one and that the Southern states are not entitled to more than half as many congressmen as they now have, and that the colored man is being deprived of his rights of citi zenship by force and violence, then it will be blind to the facts that will be presented to it. However, the colored folk of the South may expect a gen uine white-washing from the investi gating committee which is now look ing into the whole matter. Bishop Turner's immigration con vention, of which he and his friends have said so much about, met at Chat tanooga, Term., May 28th, and the principle thing that it did was to pass a resolution praying Congress to ap propriate $500,000,000 to enable the Afro-Americans, who desire to leave the United States, to do so. Congress will not appropriate that amount of money nor any amount of money for colored folk to leave this country, and if Congress did do it there is not a baker's dozen of colored folk who would avail themselves of the oppor tunity. This is the home of the col ored man just the same as the white man, and here he proposes to stay and battle it out whether the contest be long or short, and here he proposes to succeed as do other nationalities.