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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. IX, NO. 12 POLITICAL POT - PIE Now that the Supreme court has set tled the question oi this state electing a governor this year and which takes the prospective gubernatorial fight out of politics for two years to come, the senatorial question at once jumps into all absorbing importance and despite the fact that three congressmen and a supreme judge are to be nominated, nevertheless the senatorial question is the principle topic in political circles at present. There perhaps would not be so much senatorial talk this year if the holdover senators would not have to vote for another United States senator two years from now and of course this makes the senatorial fight doubly interesting. Notwithstanding the fact that the fight is attracting much attention in political circles, nev ertheless it is surprising how few can didates there are who have really an nounced their inteneiton of making a fight for the place at vie hands of the next legislature. The announced candidates as have been previously published in these col umns for United States senator, are: Ex-Senator John L. Wilson, Hon. Levi Ankney, and State Senator Harold Preston. These are announced can didates owing to the fact that the counties from which each of them hail have endorsed their candidacies and shaped their political affairs to that end. Though there are other very large counties and other distinct sections of the state that have heretofore been in teresting factors in the senatorial fight, yet this year they seem to have drifted into a state of "innocuous desuetude," and though they may have favorite sons galore, yet those sons seem ad verse to being put forward as field candidates. In the past me northwest always had a standing condidate for United States senator in the person of Mr. McMillan of San Juan Island, but he seems to have run his course and no longer desires to measure senatorial arms with Wilson and Ank ney. "Who will be elected United States senator?" is a question that a good many politicians in this state just now would like to have authentically an nounced, for, if it was, they would know when and where to jump into the band wagon in order that they could get a federal job at the hands of the successful candidate. Thus far the honors seem pretty evenly divided be tween Ankney, Preston and Wilson, and numerically speaking they seem to have pledged to them, providing all of the nominees pledge to each of them be elected, about the same number for the opening of the legislature. Per haps Mr. Ankney will lead Mr. Preston and then perhaps Mr. Preston will lead i Mr. Ankney on the first ballot as to J the number of votes, but it will be j of no significance whichever way it is. If Mr. Ankney permits Mr. Pres ton to lead him he will do so to bring about a result for he will have a re serve in Mr. Preston's ranks which will ccme to his support at any time. If Mr. Preston leads Mr. Ankney on the first ballot he will have reached his high water mark and will have gotten every vote that he possibly will ever get unless more comes by trade to prevent a deadlock, which is hardly probable. Mr. Wilson will doubtless go into the fight with about thirty-five votes and it can be safely said unless a Democratic landslide should upset the Republican calculations that the other two candidates will have pretty nearly as many votes as Mr. Wilson. Now if the followers of each of these aspirants go into the fight with the intention of either electing their candi date or deadlocking the legislature and not permitting any one to be elected the results will be similar to those of 1895 when John B. Allen was defeated for re-election by the stubbornness of the George Turner men, but this is not expected. There is no doubt but that the Preston forces will go to pieces be fore the forces of either of the other two candidates and either Wilson or Ankney will be elected in that case in a very few minutes after the break up comes. "Who is the strong man as to Wil son and Ankney?" is the puzzling ques tion just now. Should there ever come a break in the Preston forces the friends of both Wilson and Ankney claim that each of the big senatorial aspirants will break even with the oth er in King and Pierce counties and then the rub will come in the smaller counties where both of the men are said to be very strong. It is not be lieved by sensible politicians that Harold Preston is the stalking horse of any senatorial aspirant and certain ly not one for John L. Wilson. It will be remembered that Mr. Preston was so unalterably opposed to the election of Mr. Wilson in 1899, that he bolted a Republican caucus rather than t< see A. G. Foster nominated, because he was Wilson's choice in preference to Levi Ankney. Subsequently Mr. Preston's political manipulations have all been antagonistic to Wilson, and if he has turned stalking horse for Wil son he belies his past political actions and is absolutely an object for ridicule and mistrust. There is no denying the fact, however, but that it is to the poli tical interests of both Wilson and Ank ney to keep Mr. Preston in the field as long as possible in order to prevent the other fellow from being elected. If Harold Preston has thirty-five votes in the legislature at the opening of the session that thirty-five votes will be his only nominally, not that they have any intention whatever of betraying the political trusts imposed in them by their respective county conventions, in instructing them to vote for Harold Preston and to use all honorable means to secure his election, but the inevita ble will stare them in the face and they will then attempt to make the best bargain they can for their county by joining issues with some man that will help them get a United States senator if possible two years from that time. The politician who thinks that Mr. Ankney will not be a powerful factor in the next legislative senatorial scrap reasons without his host. Mr. Ankney will certainly go to the legislature hav ing more first call votes than either of the other senatorial aspirants and he is backed by some of the shrewdest political manipulators in the state. And again, if it be true as has been charged, that he is the railroad candidate, he certainly will make a strong pull for the election by disrupting as soon as possible the Preston forces. Of course a great many politicians, who are in the politics for what there is in it, and who have supported Mr. Ankney for United States senator in and out of season, are not so anxious after all to see him elected because the politi cal cow that has been giving such large measures of milk, which has been distributed among the faithful SPOKANE POLITICS Spokane, August 13. During the week Presidents Hill, Mellen and Mohler, of the railroad companies, have been jollying the farmers of the Big Bend and Palouse countries and have attempted to show that the roads are doing everything in their power to benefit the ranchers and are willing to make all manner of sac rifices even to a reduction in their own profits if it will assist the farmers to derive greater revenues from their crops. The railroad magnates empha sized their former statements that they wanted nothing to do with the politi cians. They went further and confi dentially assured their new friends that the politicians were rascals and legislators were a useless lot of poli ticians who didn't want to help the farmers and couldn't help them if they did want to and that no amount of legislation would reduce rates. Then to show them that they, the railroads, really were the only true friends the farmers had, they agreed to reduce the rate on wheat to the Coast over a cent a bushel; that this would be done in spite of the fact that the roads al ready were hauling the grain at a very low rate and that the reduction granted might seriously lessen the dividends. The ranchers cheered Mr. Hill and the other presidents and cheered still more vigorously when the reduction in rates was promised, but they took with some mental reservations the state ments of the suddenly developed friendship which the roads have for them. The reduction granted is only about one-third what the farmers had asked and hoped for, yet it is a mate rial reduction which will be appreciat ed. But the question of interest to ev ery one in the state, and of still great er interest to Mr. Hill and his asso ciates is, what will be the effect on the coming state convention of the Re publican party and on the minds of the legislators who will be sent to Olym pia next winter. The roads hope the reduction granted will satisfy the farm ers so they will not demand action at the hands of the next legislature. They hope it will give them a weapon which will prevent the coming st te conven tion from adopting a stro g railroad commission plank. The representa tives of the roads will say to the dele gates from the ranch counties: "Do not insist on the adoption of a com mission plank, or the passage of rail way legislation. The legislature ev ery session for years has attempted to do these things but you the farmers have received no benefits from all this agitation and never will. The rail- SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1902 for so many years, would at once go dry. Mr. Ankney once elected to the United States senate would never again contribute a five-cent piece to the political horde that hangs after him year in and year out. He would no longer have to give such men as Tom Fisk political salaries and send them to first this and that county, and for that reason many of the ardent ad vocates of Mr. Ankney would prefer by far to see him defeated again that they could bleed him in 1904 as they have succeeded in doing in the past two senatorial scraps. On the other hand, the political workers of Mr. Ankney, who are super stitiously inclined, believe that his third experience will prove the charm; they believe that he is going to win next year because he has been twice defeated for the place. They reason that he already has more votes than any one else among the holdover sena tors and that he has a shade the best of it in the nominations that have been made by thre various Republican coun ty conventions. They believe that if Mr. Ankney can break even with Mr. Wilson in King and Pierce counties and that if the Democrats will defeat half of Mr. Wilson's nominees in Spo kane county Mr. Ankney stands a splendid show of being elected. But the Wilson advocates on the other hand seldom ever get cold feet in politics and they believe that Wilson single handed and alone without mon ey or means save and except his poli tical sagaciousness can successfully measure arms with Mr. Ankney, not withstanding the fact that the latter has money by the bushels to put in the campaign while the former has nothing, as said above, but his saga ciousness to combat that vast amount of money. Despite the fact that the supreme court has held that but one judge in stead of three are to be nominated and elected ntxt fall, Hon. John E. Humph ries says that he is still a candidate and will be until the convention says no. He believes that Judge Hadley can be and will be easily beaten. He seems to be of the opinion that both Wilson and Ankney will see to it that no more appointments or nominations Igo to the northwest. That section has Continued on page 3. roads, however, have repeatedly shown that they are the friends of the farm ers, and have repeatedly made reduc tions in rates of their own accord, that they have done this again this year so that the benefits would be received in the shipment of this year's crops and that further reductions will be made whenever conditions warrant it." But it is very much of a question if these arguments will have the de sired effect. It is doubtful if they will be sufficient to prevent the adoption of a railway commission plank by the Republican state convention. Six weeks ago east side politicians did not think the Republican convention would endorse a commission. But since the Spokane convention opinion has decid edly changed and now people in this section of the state expect the Republi can state convention to adopt a strong commission plank in spite of the bid for opposition votes which President Hiil and the railroads have made. Mayor Byrne and his city hall ad ministration is still the center of poli tical attraction in Spokane. As usual there is something doing at the city hall. During the week the police com missioner, Mr. Lilienthal, has resigned, has had his resignation accepted, and has since withdrawn the resignation; also a new chief of police has been ap pointed. According to the Spokesman- Review which industriously labors to belittle every effort of Mayor Byrne, and still more industriously exalts ev ery move of Senator Turner's, a row occured between the mayor and his commissioner because the former, it is said, desired to use the police de partment to promote his political am bitions. Mr. Lilienthal resigned, but afterwards withdrew the resignation. The withdrawal of the resignation gives general satisfaction because Mr. LilienthaFs administration has been a credit to himself and to Mayor Byrne, who appointed him. He is the most fearless official who ever occupied a position in the city board of commis-' sioners. The mayor again surprised the poli ticians and disappointed his political enemies by naming and having con firmed for chief of police Dr. J. F. Reddy. The appointment of Dr. Red dy, like that of Mr. Lilienthal, was made from entirely outside of the ring of politicians and from business men. His appointment to be chief of police promises to be as generally satisfac tory and as much of a credit to Mayor Byrne as was the appointment of Mr. Lilienthal. POPCORN. Current Comment. Cramp's Shipyard. One of the most extensive as well as valuable manufacturing plants in the United States is to be found in Cramp's shipyard in Philadelphia. The yard was begun by William Cramp in 1830 and he personally worked contin uously in it for forty-nine years. The yard at present covers an area of forty six acres, while the docks, which ac commodate the output of the plant, cover six and one-half acres more, making the total area 52.4 acres. The output from the yard during its en tire existence has been 321 vessels and 220 engines ranging in horse pow er from SUO to 32,000. Of the 321 ves sels twenty-five have been United States men-of-war. The following are the various vessels that the Cramps have built for the United States navy: Baltimore, Yorkton, Vesuvius, Massa chusetts, Philadelphia, Newark, New York, Columbia, Minneapolis, Indiana, Brooklyn, lowa, Alabama, Maine, Colo rado and Pennsylvania. During the civil war the Cramps built the New Ironsides, the Wyalusing, the Yazoo, and the Chattanooga, and four trans ports. William Cramp, the founder of the yard, died in 1897, but some years previous to his death he incorporated his firm changing the name from Wil liam Cramp & Sons to that of William Cramp Ship and Engine Building Com pany, which is its present name. Property Untaxed. From a statistical report sent out from Greater New York it is learned that real estate of the appraised value of $500,000,000 in New York county is exempt from taxation. The follow .ng accurately describes the various properties and their values, which are not taxed for neither state nor gov 3rnmental purposes: The valuation of the land of the Ca thedral of St. John the Divine" is $2, --200,000; of St. Patrick's cathedral and its site, $3,600,000; of Trinity church and its cemetery, $6,000,000. The most valuable exempt site in The Bronx outside of its parks is Woodlawn cemetery, valued at $2,250, --000. iThe Jerome Park reservoir is valued at $2,000,000, the Ntw York university at $400,000, the Washington bridge at $250,000, and the Third ave nue bridge at the same figure. The present custom house is valued! at $2,800,000, Fulton market at $500,-1 OOu, the Criminal Courts building at I $1,500,000, the Henry Street school at I $350,000, St. Mark's church and ceme tery on Second avenue at $192,000, the Astor library at $250,000, Cooper Union at $600,000, the blind asylum at Thirty fourth street and Ninth avenue at $525,000, the Ninth Regiment armory 1 at $500,000, the state arsenal at Thirty- Fifth street and Seventh avenue at $600,000, the Masonic temple at $1, --000,000, Bellevue hospital at $1,600,000, Rcosevelt hospital at $825,000, Normal college at $900,000, Presbyterian hos pital at $1,200,000; St. Luke's Hospi tal at $1,500,v.j, and the General Theo logical seminary at $1,250,000. Of the Same Name. Some Washington correspondent, who had more time than money, has found out that the House of Represen i tatives at Washington, D. C, at pres ent has two Congressmen Allen, two Congressmen Ball, two Congressmen Butler, two Congressmen Cooper, two Congressmen Foster, two Congress men Games, three Congressmen Henry, two Congressmen Jackson, two Con gressmen Jones, two Congressmen Powers, two Congressmen Richardson, two Congressmen Robinson, .six of the name of Smith, two of Stewart, two of Taylor, two of Tompkins, and two of Williams. Back Yard Mines. Digging in back yards has proved a paying proposition in two recent in stances. A few days ago while a wo man in Sunnyside, Washington, was digging in her back yard she unearthed $50.00 in gold and silver coins. She reported the fact and the real owner appeared and satisfactorily prooved to her that he had previously lost the money, but he was not a bit hoggish and divided it up with her. Still more recently a man was put to digging in the back yard of a Wisconsin woman and after opening quite a hole she observed from a window that he was examining a bottle, which he had un earthed, and she too at once became interested in it and on examination found that it contained a sum of mon ey. After convincing the man that the property belonged to her she continued the digging and at last reports she had unearthed bottles containing gold and greenbacks amounting to $1,000. It is thought that there is still much more money buried thereabouts as a dia gram in one of the bottles seemed to indicate as much. Years ago the place was owned by a Dr. Shuereman, who was a very eccentric person; he died without leaving any information as to his wealth, if he had any, and his wife, who took charge of the farm, sold it for $l(T,t)OO and she subsequently remarried. It is believed that vast sums of money were buried about the place by him and that the diagram will lead to the discovery of much of his hidden treasures. Consumption Curable. And now comes Professor Hoff, an eminent specialist in Vienna and de clares that consumption is curable. The New York Journal, being some what skeptical on that point has sent Fred Hammann a patient suffering with hasty consumption to Vienna to be treated by the professor. Periodi cally some one bobs up and declares that he c,an cure the worst stages and cases of consumption and for the time being gets a v.ast amount of cheap newspaper notoriety, and, perhaps, makes large sums of money out of his misrepresentation, but in a few years, like Brown Sequard Elixir of life, it fails of its own weight and consump tion goes right on killing everyone it lays its canny hands on. Scientists may sooner or later discover a cure for consumption, but it has not done so up to this writing and the probabilities are it will not do so for a good many years yet to come. Cho.era in the Philippines. While cholera is decreasing in Ma nila, the reports received from the provinces shew a large number of cas es and deaths. Last Saturday there were 605 cases and 525 deaths from cholera in the provinces. Since the outbreak of the epidemic there have been throughout the archipelago a to- tal of 21,408 cases of cholera and 16,- 105 deaths. It is believed that many cases were not reported and the total number of cases is estimated at 28,000. Forty-eight Americans and eighteen Europeans have died in Manila since the outbreak. —New York Tribune. Loss of Life in the Mines. The greatest loss of life in the coal mines of Pennsylvania is not from such wholesale explosions as the one at Johnstown. The small accidents kill more than the big ones. In the bituminous mines, where the danger from fire damp is greater than in the anthracite mines, in the six years from 1884 to 1889, out of 528 fatal accidents inside the soft coal mines of this state 51, or less than a tenth, 9.1 per cent, were due to fire damp explosions. In the last two years reported, 1899 and Continued on page 3. SEATTLE SPIRIT Peanut Vender. One would hardly expect to find a man who had won the enviable title of "professional farmer," in Seattle running a lemonade stand, where, to say the least, not more than a couple of dollars a day come his way, and yet that old gentleman, who is known throughout the entire Northwest as Farmer Todd, can be seen sitting in front of a little lemonade store every day down in South Seattle waiting for overheated persons to wander his way to spend a nickel for a glass of ice cold lemonade. At one time Farmer lodd was said to be a prosperous farmer of Mason county, but he turned political and for years galavanted about over the state looking for an office and incidentally advocating poli tical reform and as a result he is now neither a farmer nor a politician, but a peanut vender. Ninety-nine times cut of a hundred such befall all men, who forsake their chosen professions to enter the political arena. Presto Changed. J. H. Ryan, who was in Spokane prior to and alter tne holding of the late Republican primaries in that county, is thoroughly convinced that it is not always the man who says most that does most. Prior to the holding of the primaries, Mr. Ryan says, it seemed utterly impossible to find a Wilson man throughout Spokane coun-J ty, and yet Wilson carried the county by an overwhelming majority two days later. Wilson and his men allowed the other fellows to do all the filibustering and then they set their little machine to work a couple of days prior to the holding of the primaries and when the other fellows woke up the next morn ing they found that the machine had gone off and there was nothing to it so far as they were politically con cerned. Then it was that Mr. Ryan was more astonished than before to hear men, who, the day before the primaries, were bitter enemies to Wil son apparently, but who the day after were warm Wilson supporters and flocked around the little man wher ever lie appeared on the streets so overjoyed were they in his success. Someone has written: "It is not all gold that glitters," and it could be as equally and aptly said, all is not truth that is spoken. Hot Air Scraps. Tacoma and Seattle papers are con tinuing to drubb the editorial life out of each other over the bank clear- BROTHER IN BLACK Policemen Have Oojections. If current reports be true the po licemen of the city of Seattle do not take kindly to the prospects of an Afro-American being placed on the force as a regular patrolman. Not long since one Samuel A. Thorn, a well known colored man of this city, took the examination to perform the duties of a police patrolman, and, be it said to his credit, he passed the best ex amination that has been acted upon by the civil service board for a good many months. Mr. Thorn's creditable examination and high standing was certified to by the secretary of the board and his name sent to the chief of police as satisfactory in every re spect to fill any vacancy that might occur on the police force. This hav ing come to the ears of those police men who had already been put to work, grumblings of discontent, were heard among them which culminated in a dou ble-headed article appearing in a morn ing paper of this city branding any attempt on the part of Afro-Americans to get on the police force as foolish and abusrd, and which the policemen themselves would resent if ever done. That is to say, judging from the tone of the article which the policemtn themselves must have made up a jack pot anQ paid for the publication there of, if Mr. Thorn is ever put to work the balance of the police force will either strike then and there or make it so uncomfortable for him by inti midation and humiliation that he (Thorn) will resign in a few hours after he has been ordered out for duty. Why is This? After one has carefully scaned over the personel of the police force of this city, talked to some, learned from their examination papers their educa tional qualifications and hunted up their social status in the city they cer tainly must conclude that the respect able Afro-American opposed by such a conglomerated mess of poisoned purps would feel much like the tramp that was run over by a slop cart, in i ances and shipping reports of each of these cities. The papers published at ! Tacoma declare that the commercial enterprise of Tacoma leads that of Seattle by at least fifty per cent, while ' the papers published in Seattle are equally certain that the commercial enterprise of Seattle is double, triple, and even quadruple that of Tacoma. | The Republican is inclined to think . I that the stories published by the pa pers of both cities are entirely too much inflated with over-zealous hot air and if both of them would confine 1 themselves more closely to the truth they themselves would get more com fort out of it. So far, however, as the ' general public is concerned it is not interested in what they publish along this line a single iota. Both Seattle and Tacoma are pushing along as best they can and the publishing of such fabulous commercial reports on the part of the newspapers don't help them a bit. Because of the fact that Ta coma ships more grain to the Orient than Seattle or that Seattle ships more other material to the Orient than Ta coma does not attract a single settler to either of the towns especially when they read it in one paper and see it flat-footedly contradicted in the other, for the reader is led to believe that either one or the other or perhaps both of the newspapers have most flagrant ly lied. Are You Without Sin? Superintendent Youngs of the light ing and water departments of this city has been criticising the Sunset Tele phone Company. Perhaps no one can unduly criticise the Telephone Com pany for it apparently deserves all the censure that can be heaped upon it, j but for Superintendent Youngs to cri- I J ticise either the Telephone company or any other company whether right or wßong seems so utterly out of place that it is qualified to make even a mule laugh. Perhaps no man having similar duties devolved upon him in any city in the United States is deserving of more public criticism or censure than Superintendent Youngs, and, if he were not a willing tool of Mayor Humes and a few of the councilmen, such as James and Parry, he would have been bounced out of the office years ago, and if he had the city would now be many thousands of dollars bet ter oif. Mr. Youngs at present is al lowing the city to be dupped out of thousands of dollars by Mr. Parry's Continued on page 4. PRICE FIVE CENTS being officially snubbed by them. If there is any honor or respectibility in serving on the police force of this city with the class of men that generally make up the force and who are the pro nounced guardians of peace and dig nity of the city, then the writer hereof fails to see it. The editor of The Seattle Republican is willing to wager $50.00 against a five-cent piece that ninety per cent of the policemen of Seattle can't write their own names correctly; are not able to add up a column of figures and correctly write the result, nor can not tell the difference between long and short division. Fur ther, he will make the same wager that ninety per cent of the policemen of Seattle don't know the difference between a noun and a pronoun, in fact, do not know the difference between an English grammar and a Latin lexicon. He will wager $50.00 to a five-cent piece that seventy five per cent of the policemen of Seat tle are men that the average American citizen, white or black, would absolute ly refuse them premission to enter their houses unless it be on official bussiness. Now if such a class of men, generally speaking, are the ones to say whether respectable Afro-Ameri cans, who doubly discount them in edu cational qualifications, and equally as good as the best of them in moral qualifications, are to say to the Ameri can people whether such men are to be employed for public duties or not then the general citizenship of the United States has lost much of its dignity, and individuality. "Where ignorance is bliss it is folly to be wise," and in Seattle police force ignorance sits up on the top rail of the fence and grins at wisdom because forsooth wisdom has not been allowed to enter its por tals. Republicans At It. Recently at a meeting of the state Republican executive committee of Al abama it was decided to admit no dele gates to the state convention, which is to be held in Birmingham September the 16th to nominate a-full state ticket, except legal voters, that is to say, le gal voters from an Alabama stand point. In case this resolution is car ried out to the letter it will mean that even the Republican party has gone in to the disfranchisement of the Ne groes of that state and have adopted the ideas advanced by Henry C. Paine, the organizing of a white Republican party in the South. Whether or not the elimination of the Negro from the Republican party in the South will bring about a better state of feeling and divide up the southerners on politi cal matters, remains to be seen, but though it dees do so it looks as though the Republican party has tired of try ing to make citizens of the Negro and will join issues with the Negro's worst political enemy and completely crush him out. In those states where the Negro is given the same elective franchisement rights as other men he seems to do just about as wel from a voting standpoint as any other nation ality, and it is barely possible that not only the Republicans of Alabama, but the Democrats likewise are making a sad mistake in trying to prevent any orderly well behaved people from be coming citizens and exercising all the rights and privileges that are given to other men whether they be white or black. New York Negroes. An Associated Press correspondent from New York notes the f-act that the colored men of that city are becom ing much more conspicuous in per forming outdoor labor than has ever before been noticed in that city. In much of the work that is going on therein large numbers of colored men are being daily employed and hte striking feature of the employment of colored labor, is that in many instances large gangs of foreign white men are under colored bosses. The Associated Press correspondent asserts that there Continued on page 3. 11l IS if i>cd " ""* i IIP Coffee I Strictly High Grad^; Used by* ail Lovers of Really Good < Coffee and Recom- < mended by the * Leading Chefs. < <^_Ask your Grocer'