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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. IX, NO. 16 THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET For Judge of the Supreme Court—Judge James B. Reavis, of Vakima. For Congressmen-at-Large—George F. Cotterill, of King; O. R. Holcomb, of Adams; Frank B. Cole, of Tacoma. 1 he Democratic state convention, after a most stormy session, finally adjourned after placing the above named ticket in the field to combat with the overwhelming Republican majorities in this state. James F. Bell, the well-known Fverett Democrat, who was hrst nominated by the convention, declined to accept the nomination after the convention had adjourned, and though he placed his party in a most embarrassing position, he absolutely refused to reconsider his declination. The Democrats believed that Mr. Bell would make the strongest race, owing to the fact~that the northwest was somewhat disgruntled at the treatment ac corded it by the late Republican convention, and Mr. Bell be lieved as much, but after the Democrats placed the appointive railroad commission plank in their platform, he absolutely refused to consider accepting the nomination in a single instance, and the Democrats will be short the necessary sinews of war thereby. It was then up to the committee to act, and it substituted the name of Frank B. Cole of Tacoma in lieu of James E. Bell of Everett. The well-known Democrat and single taxer, Charles G. Heifner, who was insurance commissioner under Secretary of State Will Jenkins, was selected by the state central committee as chairman, and he will direct the Democratic campaign in this state from now on. The Seattle Republican insisted all along that King county should have a congressman and now it is absolutely certain of seeing the goal of its ambitions realized, as both the Repub lican and Democratic parties have nominated Seattle men for Congress, and one or the other of them will certainly be elected. A $40,000,000 CHURCH FUND. The bishops of the Methodist Episco pal church issued in November, 1898, a call for the organization of a move ment to secure a twentieth century thank offering of $20,000,000. This fund was to be independent of and in addition to the ordinary church con tributions and was to be subscribed and paid before January 1, 1903. The fund was to be devoted to edu cation, charitable and philanthropic work, endowments for city evangeliza tion, and payment of church debts. Later other branches of the Metho dist church in this country and of POLITICAL POT - PIE The late Republican convention was' lacking in the development of future state officers. Perhaps Governor Me-1 Bride was the only one on which the I actions of the state convention had I any significant bearing. If the con vention had not adopted the commis sion plank Mcßride would not have I been a serious candidate for the gov ernorship in 1904. It did, however, adopt the commission plank and now! he has a fighting show for the nom ination. The vote on the commission plank developed the fact that Governor Mcßride is bitterly opposed in many counties of this state, and if the same! feeling against him continues for two years he will be defeated for the gubernatorial nomination and then Henry G. Mcßride will as said Sena ator Turner in the Spokane Demo cratic county convention a few weeks I < ago, bolt the Republican party bag and baggage and join issues with [ Turner to control the politics of the state as mongrel Democrats. * * * : On the other hand, Governor Me-1 Bride in winning his point in the state i convention strengthened himself very materially, and unless he gets up against the real thing when the next * legislature is in session he has the a ...... CflJVlPfllGlSi BUTTONS CELtIiULtOID BUTTONS MADE IK SBATTLtE The cheapest and best way to advertise so everybody will know what you want. Half tones worked on CELLULOID BUTTOXS at eastern prices. DOiVT HAVE TO IV AIT F. M. WEBB & CO. P. 0. BOX 128 PACIFIC BUILDING non-conformist churches in England entered into the movement to raise a twentieth century fund of $50,000,000. The Church Economist publishes re ports to show that the funds collected up to date reach a total of $40,000,000. The Methodist Episcopal Church North has contributed $17,000,000 of the promised $20,000,000. The Canad ian Methodists promised $1,000,000, and have collected $1,250,000. The Canadian Presbyterians promised $1, 000,000, and have given $1,430,000. The English Wesleyans have se cured $4,500,000, and the English Con gregationalists $3,312,000, or $600,000 strongest ground work for a political machine in this state that has ever before existed. If the legislature passes the commission bill, and under the circumstances it is almost com pelled to do so, or lay itself liable to be defeated at the polls in 1904, the material for Governor Mcßride's po litical machine will be furnished and with it he and his friends will be able to brow-beat the next Republican state convention into nominating just] such men as he will dictate. Of course the governor has never been tried by the fires of a legisdative ses sion and when he will have gone through that part by vetoing many bills and measures which he and his friends oppose he will thereby incur the displeasure of many of the leading Republicans of the state to such an extent that his grasp on the party will perhaps be shaken and he will be opposed more two years from now than he was at the last state con vention, and that will be saying a good deal. • * • There may be differences in the Re publican party, but the differences pale into complete insignificance in com parison with the differences in the Democratic party not only as to the SEND FOR PRICES 1 he above cut will give the readers of the Seattle Republican an idea of what the late Democratic convention in Tacoma really looked like. Two years a-o this cut was a splendid representation of the Bryan lost cause, more commonly known as 16 to i. It still represents Democracy, at least state Democracy, owing to the fact that in the late convention there was but one sensible Democrat in the bunch— Hon James E. Bell, he refusing to accept acongressional nomination, realizing that he had no more show of winning than a lump of ice would have in flying through hades, while the "16" represented a howling Democratic mob who seem to have no more sense than to still stick to a sinking ship. It can be safely predicted that the Republican nominees for congress in this state will get 16,000 votes to the Demo cratic nominees' i,ooo, and thus make the old 16 to i story a thousandfold stronger against the Democrats than it ever was before. Personally George F Cotterill is a most estimable gentleman, but, "like old dog Tray," he is in very bad company and therefore will be defeated as badly as any as any of the others. I state ticket, but as to the respective county tickets. But a few years ago the Democrats, Populists, Socialists and every other kind of fool political ism that could be thought of were merged into a Fusion party, and this combined conglomeration the Repub licans had to fight. This year, how ever, it is very much different, for all of the respective isms have nominated tickets of their own. Spokane county is a veritable hot-bed at present, and it can be safely said, owing to the prevailing conditions there, that the Republican party will win out by an overwhelming majority. There are five county tickets in Spokane, as follows: The Republican, the Democratic, the Populist, the Socialist and the Pro hibitionist. The two leading tickets are the Republican and the Dem ocratic. Te Prohibition ticket will draw largely from the Republicans, while the Populist and the Socialist tickets will draw almost solely from the Democratic ticket and thus weaken it to such an extent as to doom it to defeat and assure the Republicans winning from top to bottom. The vote on the railroad commission bill in the late Republican state con vention is one that may be studied with interest by all factions of Re pu.uican politicians. Of the Eastern Washington counties Asotin, Adams, Garfield, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Whitman and Yakima voted as a unit for the Mcßride proposition as against the railroad proposition, as likewise did a majority of the delegates from Che'an and Spokane counties. Ferry, Douglas and Stevens counties divided their votes on the commission plank. Columbia, Franklin, Klickitat and Walla Walla voted with the railroads on tne measure, and thereby hangs a tale. After a careful consideration of this vote it is plain to be seen that the railroads will support Mr. Ankeny in the coming senatorial fight. It will further be seen that John L. Wilson will get a majority of the Eastern Washington legislative delegates, not including the counties that voted with the railroads, and Whitman. It can likewise be safely said that Harold Preston will also get a few scattering votes in Eastern Washington on the first ballot, which votes will later on be transferred to John L. Wilson. While the ballot taken on the com mission plank had no direct bearing in the senatorial fight, it is very evi dent that it showed to some extent from where each of the three sena torial aspirants expected their great est strength. While the fight for the senatorphip as it now stands is be tween John L. Wilson and Levi Ankeny, yet Harold Preston has one show to be elected, if it so happens that either Wilson or Ankeny early arrives at the conclusion that it is SEATTLE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1902 more than they promised. The United Methodist Free churches of England undertook to raise 100,000 guineas, and in two years have raised 104,000. The Baptists of Great Britain have raised v 1,000,000 of the $1,250,000 promised, and the Calvinistic Metho dists $400,000 of the $500,000 they promised. By the end of the year 1902 the churches directly interested in the movement hope to have the full amount of $50,000,000 subscribed and paid. The amount raised by the Methodist Episcopal church will be disposed of by the committee appointed by the impossible for either of them to hold their followers, one or the other may rush to Preston rather than to see the other elected, and with the view of making terms for two years hence. Hon. J. H. Shively, who is at pres ent insurance commissioner in the secretary of state's office, is politically ambitious and has been ever since he represented Whatcom county in the state legislature. When Mr. Shively won his first political victory as chair man of the Republican state central committee he stood in line for the gov ernorship of the state and almost with out opposition so far as the nomina tion was concerned, but he got under the influence of a few bad political actors a few months after the victory had been won and cooked his own goose. For a while his political es capades in connection with George U. Piper caused him much annoyance and many disappointments, and even yet whenever his name is mentioned that old affair looms up like a house afire. Mr. Shively, finding it almost impos sible for him to reach the goal of his political ambition by longer clinging to the state of Washington, has ac cepted an invitation from Chairman Dick, of the Ohio Republican state committee, to canvass that state in the interests of the. Republican party, and, if the Pie-maker is not mistaken, Mr. Shively hopes to so ingratiate him self into the good graces of the Re publican leaders of that state, includ ing Mark Hanna, as to be able to land some prominent federal position, per-i haps represent his government at some foreign country after the election is over. There is no doubt but that he will do this, for he is a pleasing speak- J re and has posted himself well on the political situation and will make a favorable impression wherever he ap pears in the state of Ohio. When a member of the legislature of this state he was styled the Daniel Webster of the house because of the fact that he was the most logical, oratorical and convincing speaker in that august assembly. 5 * * For the next six weeks or more Se attle will be a veritable political hot bed, as both the Republican and the Democratic state central committees have selected this city as the seat of war. Chairman Morrison has commit tee rooms in the Brunswick Hotel, 907 First avenue, and, though he has not as yet selected his secretary, the office is open for business and the chairman at his desk. The Democrat ic brethren have not as yet found suit able quarters for Chairman Heffner, but such will be found, it is hoped, within the next few days and then the campaign will be begun in dead ear nest. bishops. A large part of the fund raised by the English Wesleyans will go to the purchase of the London Aquarium, which is to be converted into a church and to become the head quarters for the Wesleyans of the world. The English Congregational fund has been turned to payment of church debts and the money raised by the British Baptists goes to a sustenta tion fund for the support of minis ters. But, to whatever purpose the fund is devoted, the raising of $40, --000,000 in two years is the best evi dence of the high spirit and purpose of the churches that entered upon so great an undertaking. The Republican county central com mittee nas opened headquarters in the Arlington Hotel and Chairman Knick erbocker and Secretary Whitaker will be on hand from now until the elec tion. The candidates will hold a meet ing Saturday afternoon to make the necessary arrangements for the cam paign, but actual political hostilities will perhaps not be begun before the first of October. ♦ • * The Democratic county central com mittee still holds headquarters in the Howard block and will doubtless con tinue there during the campaign. Al ready the Democrats have begun the campaign in a quiet way and the com mittee has decided it to the best in terests of the party to make some thing of a still hunt instead of an open 'stump' campaign. Of course the Democrats will still be hunting after the poils have been closed. Speaking about the Democrats' still [ hunt reminds the Pie-maker that they have hopes of electing Ed Cudihee, sheriff, and Harry Dreese, county au ditor. Cudihee, they believe, is al most as popular as he was two years ago when he defeated Sheriff Van de Vanter by a large majority. Mr. Cudi hee is going to make a hard race, though the odds are against him for election. Harry Dreese will make a hard fight for county auditor because of the fact that George Lamping has not made an ideal county auditor in any sense of the word. Instead of at tending to his business he has been absent from the office most of the time since he has taken charge of the office. | The Democratic state convention en gaged in its usual blundering tactics last Thursday, regardless of the many persons that were offered up the pre vious Sunday for a baptism of com mon sense. Jim Ham did not attend the conven tion Tuesday, and went to Idaho to inform the convention by wire that he could not be with the boys. • • • The train that hauled our Demo cratic brethren from this city to the convention at Tacoma was over two hours on the way and was a reminder that a railroad commission is needed. It is said that Clark Davis looked very much out of place in the Demo cratic convention. He went off on fusion and whether he likes his com pany or not is staying by the "un purified." For this occasion the Northern Pa cific will make round trip rate of 19.50. Tickets on sale Oct. Bth. Re turn limit Oct. 15th. REPUBLICAN PLATFORM. We, the Republican party of the State of Washington, in convention assem bled, adopt the following platform: "In common with the good people of all the earth we mourn the untimely death of our great leader and president.. William McKinley. His character his acluevements and his fame belong to n o party, to no state and to no country 1 hey are the common heritage of all humanity, and will ever rest as a sacred benediction to the civilized world. ''His work failed not at his death, for his mantle fell upon the shoulders of one who is wise, fearless and able to follow in the pathway of national policy laid down by him. * J "We congratulate the people upon the unexampled prosperity of this nation. r "History has proven the wisdom and soundness of the principles contained in the M. Louis and Philadelphia platforms, and we hereby reaffirm the same We endorse the foreign and domestic policy of President Roosevelt and pledge our congressional delegation to the hearty support thereof. "We especially commend the attitude of the president toward trusts "We endorse the wise, able and p triotic administration of state affairs by 'Uovernor Alcßride. J "We are unqualifiedly in favor of the retention of the Philippine islands and encouraging the development of our present growing trade with the Orinet We favor the admission of those territories now seeking admission into the I mon when they shall have become as populous as was the State of Washing ton when admitted. s "We are heartily in favor of the policy of President Roosevelt in regard to the reclamation of arid lands; and our delegation in congress is instructed to use its efforts in securing the establishment of reservoirs in this state "We endorse the course of Senator Addison G. Foster and Congressmen Wesley L. Jones and Francis W. Cushman. \\ c favor a law providing for the safeguarding of all machinery places and appliances in mills, factories, or other workshops of this state where the character of such dangerous machinery, places or appliances will so permit with adequate penalties for the violation of such laws, and such other and additional legislation as may be necessary to carryout and enforce the principle here in volved. "We also favor an eight-hour labor law on state and federal work exceot mg in cases of emergency. ' "We favor practical legislation for the improvement of public roads of the state and the advancement of the good roads movement. "We are in favor of the passage by the next legislature of an anti-pass bill in compliance with the provisions of our state constitution. "We pledge an economical administration of state and county affairs " Respectfully submitted by the chairman, "We are in favor of the passage of a bill by the next legislature establish ing a railroad commission, to consist of three members, to be appointed by the governor, no more than two to be taken from the dominant political party said commission to be clothed with power to regulate freight and passenger rates to determine the value of railroad property for purposes of assessment and taxation to prevent unjust discriminations, and to inquire and remedy such abuses as may' be found to exist." y • • • * • • » • • • * • • * • ♦ • • SPOKANE STATE FAIR. TALES OF THE TOWN In March, 1898, the Cottage City made her first trip to Southeastern Alaska and on her way up she ran into a blind bay and in turning to get out ran onto the rocks. She proceed ed to get into her course, but be fore she got out of the bay, she again ran onto a rock and from there her captain ran her onto the beach, and finding the injuries slight she pro ceeded on her way to Sitka. Sine* that time the Cottage City has met with no serious mishaps. It was claimed of the first mishap that the rudder post was fractured and the ship could not be controlled, while some of the passengers attributed the mishap to an overdose of poor whis ky in the system of the pilot. • • • The membership of the concern known as Mayer Bros., who have fig ured conspicuously in the courts for the past few months, owing to the fact that they have had a number of bur glars to deal with, are now figuring in the courts in a different light from what they have in the past, for now they themselves are the defendants in the United States court confronting the grave charge of counterfeiting. It seems that they have been plating five-cent pieces so as to make them resemble five-dollar gold pieces and then they turn them over to various confederates who floated them and di vided up the profit with the firm. A confession was wrung from one of the men caught in the act of passing the counterfeit five-dollar pieces and he squealed on the lump lot of them and, as a result, they are all now defend ants instead of prosecutors as they have been in the other cases in which they have figured in the courts. No jewelry firm in the Northwest has been more successful than Mayer Bros., and they of all men should have the least cause to counterfeit for the sake of gain. • • • School opened last Monday, and, ac cording to the secretary's report, there are 1,000 more pupils already in the schools than there were a year ago, and yet there are others who should be in school. Parents should not over look the fact this year that they are liable to a fine of from f 1.00 to $25.00 for failing to send their children to school at least six months during the school year and from $5.00 to $50.00 if they hire them out during that time. Persons employing such children are also liable to a fine of from $5.00 to PRICE FIVE CENTS $25.00. Seattle has a truant officer, whose duty it is to look up such cases and The Republican has been informed that the officer will give it more at tention this year than ever before and make complaint against any and all persons violating the law in this city. • • • The booklet issued by the Seattle Electric Company as a guide to strang ers and visitors in the city is one of the most unique as well as most in teresting publications that has been put out in this city for a number of years. Place one of those guides in the hands of your visitors and you need give yourself no further worry about them seeing the sights of the Queen City. ♦ • * The law placing the burden of buy ing school books on the public is all right and should become universal in the states, but the law should go one step further and provide heavy soled shoes and fine tooth combs from the public treasury. • • • Mr. A. P. Sawyer of the P.-I. left for Los Angeles, California, last Tues day and will be absent from the city for eight months. On account of throat trouble Mr. Sawyer finds it ab solutely necessary for him to spend his winters in Southern California. * • • Fletcher's removal of the "lid" from the Chamber of Commerce, when he represented that august body at St. Paul a few weeks ago, raised a bigger racket than he had counted on. • • « When the Democratic platform com mittee met at Tacoma last Tuesday, the question of ratifying the St. Louia platform, free silver and all, was dis cussed and a member from the south east moved to amend by endorsing the platform of 1864, which it will be re membered declared the Civil War a failure. • • * Eastlake avenue is being treated to a new cement sidewalk and while this improvement is going on the bicycle path is "non est." • • ♦ It is reported that Kulies, the cigar man, said several things at Tacoma Tuesday. THE NORTHERN PACIFIC Will make R. T. rate of $55.00 to Colorado Hot Springs on Oct. 2nd and 3rd, account National Irrigation Con gress.