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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. IX, NO. 5 ! Political Pot Pic i The first convention gun of the sea son has been fired at Walla Walla, and the Republicans of that county have indorsed the candidacy of Hon. Levi Ankeny for United States senator, and the nominees for the legislature are pledged to do all within their power to bring about his election. The Walla Walla convention is to be fol lowed by the King county convention, which will doubtless indorse the can didacy of Hon. Harold Preston for United States senator, and these two candidates having spoken through their Republican county conventions, will endeavor to do whatever they can in the way of trading to aid their candidacies for the honorable position they seek. The early convention idea was first brought into operation by John L. Wilson when in 1900 Spokane county held its county convention in June, and Mr. Wilson, between that time and the time of holding the state convention, successfully traded with other counties to the extent of being able to secure the co-operation of enough delegates to name a state ticket, which he and his friends thought most favorable to him. The early convention this year, however, will not serve the same purpose as it did in 1900, as there are but four state officials to be nominated —three mem bers of Congress and a supreme judge —and trading will be of no material benefit to anyone. • • • The Walla Walla convention indors- | od the administration of Governor Me- j Bride, but opposed his railroad com mission bill, which was the same as denouncing Governor Mcßride's ad ministration, and just as has Walla Walla opposed Mcßride's railroad com mission bill, just so will many other counties, even in that section of the state where the governor is supposed to have a cinch on a sufficient num ber of votes in the coming state con vention to pull his ideas through. If the Mcßride-Preston forces try to have a resolution passed in the com ing state convention indorsing a rail road commission bill they will be snowed under so badly that they will never know where they last saw the light of day, and this will be done despite the fact that King county will i have ninety-fbur votes in the state convention for Preston for United States senator. Therefore let it be un derstood right now that Mr. Preston's candidacy to the contrary notwith standing, King county will never in dorse a railroad commission bill in the state convention, even if she has to denounce Mr. Preston in not doing so. HONORABLE JOHN E. HUMPHRIES. It is very generally supposed that j the supreme court will in a few days hand down a decision on the number of supreme judges that are to be elect ed at the coming election, and it is slso conceded that that decision will say three instead of one will have to be elected next November. In view of that fact, John E. Humphries has ac tively entered the fight for one of the nominations or the condition that King county is justly entitled to a member of the supreme court. While Mr. Humphries has been a candidate for this nomination all along, he has not pushed his candidacy to the ex tent that he would have done, because it was thought that there would be but cne candidate to be elected, and it seems that Judge Hadley had the in side track for that nomination. How ever, be it understood that Mr. Hum phries will make a fight for the nomi nation even though the supreme court should decide that there will be only one supreme judge .elected next No vember, but if it should say that three are to be elected then no one is more entitled to one of the nominations than Mr. Humphries. The Pie-maker is prompted to say such of him not for selfish motives, for his career in this city is an open book, and if nomi nated and elected to the supreme bench he would make a most admir : aijle justice. This is not said for any sinister cause or prompted by any selfish greed of gain, but from the actual facts, and in this assertion the general public in this section of the state will bear out the statement here in made. That man who has an am bition to attain a certain thing, or to hold a certain office, will always suc ceen when elected to such a posi tion, because such is the ambition of his life. Mr. Humphries has an am ! bition to become a member of the su preme bench, and if he is successful in getting what he wants there is no doubt but that he will make a most useful as well as a successful judge in order to prove to the world that he was qualified and capable of holding the position that he has so long sought! It is commendable in any man to have an ambition and to work to that end, and it is but reasonable to suppose that when they accomplish that end they will try to do the very best they can, if for nothing more than for their own aggrandizement. It is therefore predicted in these col umns that Mr. Humphries, if nomi natetd and elected, wilf prove to be one of Washington's foremost supreme judges in every particular. ♦ * » The convention today will nominate i a full county and legislative ticket. From the results of the late primaries The Pie-maker feels safe in making the following prediction as to the outcome of the convention. I» * • There seems to be no doubt but thai SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 27,1902 John Wooding will be nominated for sheriff, and almost without opposition, though Capt. Stringer may get a few votes from the city. :'J » * ■'"•' The indications point strongly to the nomination of Harold J. Lea for county clerk, providing he has made peace with the Wooding slate, and it looks as though he has. • * • George B. Lamping will be unani mously renominated for county audi tor. This has been surmised and pre dicted all along, but now that no op position has been mentioned for the place against him there is no doubt of ft. • ♦ • J. W. McConnaughey, King County's most efficient treasurer, will likewise be ronominated, as no one has seen fit to measure arms with him for the nomination. Mr. McConnaughey has made an ideal official and the conven tion today will do itself honor by re ! nominating him. • * • * While there are three pronounced ! candidates for the nomination of prose ! cuting attorney, it is very apparent that W. T. Scott will be the nominee in spite of the opposition of the other two candidates. Z. B. Rawson will have quite a vote in the convention, I but when they see no show for his nomination they will go in a body to I Mr. Scott, which will give him the nor n ination by a two-to-one vote over Frank !B. Weistling. • » « Owing to the previous line-up be tween J. W. Peter and the Wooding combine, the Pie-maker is inclined to believe that Mr. Peter will be nom inated for county assessor by" as large a vote as will Mr. Wooding be nor n! mated for sheriff. Mr. Peter's oppon nent, Chris Frasch, is a very popular politician, especially in the city, and will get quite a few votes from the | various wards, but they will hesitate I before endorsing Frash, however anx ! ious they might be for personal as well as political reasons, owing to their l promise, to Peter. «• • • . It seems almost impossible at this writing \& predict the outcome of the Hoye-Carroll controversy for "county coroner, and therefore the Republican refuses to say which one of these can didates will win out, owing to the fact that they are both very strong and popular candidates and nothing but an actual vote could decide which is the stronger of the two. ! » • • . If John F. Miller is not nominated i for superior judge the Pie-maker > misses his guess, and that, too, despite ; George E. Morris' political and per sonal popularity. • • • ■ t George N. Gilson has a hard fight on SEEKS SUPREME JUDGESHIP NOMINATION. The ambition of all men with profession is te -ttain that point, place aji'd position in their chosen profession which is pronounced and accepted by their fellow-men as fountain bead of such profession. All lawyers having any ambition to become highly versed in law cherish the hope tl some day they will sit on the "bench and become the acknowledged authorities as to what the law actually is as was intended by the original lawmaker and its application to its immediate surroundings*- This same spirit has prompted John E. Humphries, one of Seattle's foremost legal lights, to announce his candidacy for the supreme" judgeship nomination at the hands of the coming Republican state convention. It is wholly un necessary for The Seattle Republican to in any degree try to here pronounce an eulogy as to Mr. Humphries' fitness for the position he seeks at the hands of the state convention, for his career in Seattle, his present high standing among his fellow attorneys, as well as the citizens in general, is proof sufficient of his fitness as well as his worthiness to undertake duties so re sponsible as those incumbent on the honest and upright supreme judge. Mr. Humphries' life in Seattle and wherever he has resided since his maturity is an "open book" and will bear the most careful perusal and inspection without its pages being either sullied or soiled. Unfortunately party nominations are not always given to those most meritorious, and this is especially true of judgeship nominations, hence it often happens that much political wire pulling has to be done even by splendid lawyers in order to get a judgeship nomination, which should be the reward of capability coupled with adaptabil ity. In announcing his candidacy the following brief biographical sketch of the man will be found true, fair and uncolored in any shape, form or manner: John E. Humphries is a native of Richland County, Illinois. When a small boy he moved to Parke County, Indiana, where he worked upon a farm, attended school, taught school and studied law. On May 13th, 1872, was admitted to the bar and practiced at Kockville, in that state, until 1878, when he located at Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he was in active practice until June 6th, 1889, when he moved to Seattle. In 1886 Mr. Humphries was the chairman of the Republican County Central Committee of Montgomery County, Indiana. In 1888 he was a member of the Young Men's Republican Club of Indiana, that met at Indianapolis and started the cam paign for the nomination of General Benjamin Harrison for President of the United States. Mr. Humphries has been active as a Republican in helping to keep up the Republican organization in King r* U nty, and has never failed when called upon to stand by his county, state and the Republican party. He has been an active practitioner in the courts of this county and state for more than thirteen years. He has taken an active part in the legislation of the state in haying enacted the statute allowing ten jurors to make a verdict in all civil cases. In the enactment of the present jury commission law, the statute regulating the practice on appeals in supreme court, and among other statutes, the one giving the superior court power to compel witnesses to appear before notaries public and give their depositions. The bar of the state is generally acquainted with the character, reputation and standing of Mr. Humphries as a citizen and member of the bar; Mr. Humphries is a member of the K. of P., Seattle 51; B. P. O. E., Seattle, No. 92; No. 69, W. O. W., and Seattle Aerie No. 1, F. O. E. Is in perfect health, a strong constitution, has been and is yet a diligent student, has one of the largest and best law libraries in the state, and is in every way competent to perform the duties of judge of the supreme court. If King county will give him its loyal support he can be nominated and elected. MR. HUMPHRIES TALKS. John E. Humphries states his position as a candidate for Justice of the Supreme Court thus: I believe King County can secure the congressional nomination and a supreme court justice nomination. Especially is this true if it is decided that there are three justices to be nominated. If, however, the County can secure a congressional nom ination ond cannot secure a nomination of justice of the supreme court, then I cannot afford to push my claims ahead of the interest of the County in securing a congressman, and will say to the delegation to take the congressman in preference to jus tice of the supreme court. If, however, no congressional nomination can be secured, and the nomination of a justice of the supreme court can be secured, then I desire my friends to give me the nomination. I want the delegation to always consider the congressional nomination the first interest of the County and the justice of the supreme court a secondary matter. I want to put the interest of my City, County and State ahead of my personal ambition and selfish interest. I believe that I will be successful in the case now before the Supreme Court, and that it will be decided that there are three justices to be elected in November. » his hands, but it is safe to predict that he will skin, both Zimmerman and Baker by a handsome majority, though Baker is quite strong. • • • The Thirtieth senatorial district will nominate Dr. J. J. Smith for state sen ator, and W. H. Clark of Vashon Isl and, W. M. Morrill of Kent and W. W. Brown of Black Diamond for members of the lower house. vl lsU*7 k\J YV Cl IHJU-Ot^. • • * Thirty-first senatorial district will nominate A. T. Van De Vanter for state senator and W. A. Carle and -_ — or members of the lower house. • • * ■> Thirty-second senatorial district will renominate O. A. Tucker for state sen ator, E. C. Raines and j for members of the lower house. • • » ■ Thirty-third senatorial district will nominate Andrew Hemrich for state senator, P. L. Allen and Ivan Hyland for members of the lower house. • • • Thirty-fourth senatorial district will nominate George U. Piper for state senator, Irving T. Cole and Wm. Weir for members of the lower house. • • • Thirty-fifth senatorial district will nominate William G. Potts for state sen ator, George W. Dilling and H. Rief for members of the lower house. • • * Thirty-sixth senatorial district will nominate E. B. Palmer for state sen ator, R. W. Jones and W. H. Lewis for members of the lower house. <« • * • Thirty-seventh district will nominate R. M. Kinnear for state senator, Chas. G. Gleason and Joe Lyons for members of the lower house. Lewaniaka, King of Barotseland, was present for the. coronation ■obse quies of King Edward last Tuesday, and he was the only black potentate | present. King Lewaniaka is said to be very, very black, but being the i only king in Africa at present whose region lies along the upper Zambesi river, and on account of his having given up his native costumes and adopting the habits and costumes ol the English people, he was invited by King Edward to be present at his cor cnation, and he has been enjoying the luxuries of civilization in Londor. | for the past month awaiting the crowning event of the season. II reports be true he is a rather inter esting man, and has ever been ex ceedingly friendly to the missionaries who have been struggling to entei 1 that section of the African world, bu fearing to do so on account of th< hostility of the natives. King Lewan iaka has given the missionaries cv i ory protection in his country, and ha (lent them whatever aid he could in ' extending the Gospel to his subjects. ! He, himself, has been converted to the Christian religion, and he is well pleased with what he has learned' and seen since he has been in London. During his stay he has been the cen ter of attraction wherever he has ap peared in public, and has been enter tained, not only by King Edward him seli, but by royalty in general. The British census returns, with one exception, are very complete. "Re ligious profession" is not registered in England or Scotland, but it is in Ire land, where the population is over whelmingly Catholic. In England the great plurality, but not the ma jority, is Episcopal. The Quarterly Register gives these figures: Church Commu t Sittings, nicants. Baptists 1,287,424 353,083 Congregationalists 1,645,092 403,711 Presbyterians 166,391 76,071 Wesleyans 2,224,057 564,324 Primitive Metho dists 993,909 187,260 Calvinistic Metho dists 455,349 158,114 Salvation Army .. 540,000 no return United Metthodist Free Churches ... 381,872 81,464 Methodist New Con nexion 167,946 37,383 Bible Christians... 153,600 30,257 Society of Friends..no return 17,346 Six smaller bodies. 123,579 36,919 Total 8,139,219 1,945,932 Episcopal Church..7,000,375 1,974,629 In the English-speaking world, omit ting all non-Protestant bodies, these figures are given: Commu- S. School nicants. Scholars. Methodists 7,659,285 6,961,529 Baptists 5,454,699 2,586,692 j Presbyterians ... 3,916,450 3,0*7,713 Congregational ists 1,201,254 1,455,100 Total 18,231,688 14,091,034 i . > Anglican and i daughter ; .churches 3,367,052 I The Methodist church, therefore, f ranks as the largest non-Episcopal r body of English-speaking Protestants - in the world; the Baptist church ranks j next; the Presbyterian comes third; i at a considerable distance behind i' comes the Episcopalian, the Congre f nationalist bringing up the rear. Christian Work, New York. 3 Los Angeles, California, boasts of r the only Chinaman in the United t States that has received a gold medal c at the hands of Congress. This for i- tunate Chinaman bears the rather r- euphonious name of Charley Tong s Sing, and is the proprietor of a res taurant in that city. Charley was a member of the Greely relief expedi tion of 1881, which was commanded by Capt. (now Rear Admiral) Schley. Charley has been a resident of this country for thirty years, and is a naturalized citizen, and an American to the core. Charley is one of the three survivors of the Jeannette ex pedition, which wentt ncyth in 1879, and he was a steward of the vessel. He has abandoned the life of a sailor, and is successfully conducting a res taurant, as said above. The A. M. E. Church will hold a unique entertainment at their chapel Wednesday, July 2nd. A number of local orators will participate and a general treat is in store. Refresh ments will be served by the ladies of the church. The A. M. E. Church is now entirely out of debt. Plans are now on to give Rev. Scott a benefit prior to his leaving for conference, just as a reminder that "Seattle people are not so slow." Watch this paper for particulars "Lest ye forget." The well known caterer and stew ard, John T. Gayton, of the Rainier Club, has more than had his share of HON. W. T. SCOTT, Who will be nominated for prosecuting attorney 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. PRICE FIVE CENTS work this week, while the Utah State BanKers' Association was in session. It appears that Gayton was "it" in every instance, as the following will prove: A collation at the Denny Ho tel Thursday evening, a lunch on ex cursion to Snoqualmie Falls and Brem erton, and a ten-course elaborate ban quet on Saturday evening at the Rai nier Club, when eighteen waiters were required to serve about 100 people. It was considered the most elaborate as well as the most expensive function served in Seattle within the year, and the bankers leave with the impression that Seattle is a typical place for the national gathering of bankers in 1904 for the reason that her facilities and ability for entertaining cannot be equalled. A perfect shower of compli ments were heaped on Gayton for the masterful, dignified manner in which he managed these various affairs. Much has been said of the superiority of the white waiters, but as long as Gayton of the Rainier Club can handle the bankers, and Thos. W. Woods of the Rainier-Grand can care for the congressional delegates, as he does, there is a meagre opportunity for the white waiters to display their super iority (?) to the best people.