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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. IX, NO. 20 Notwithstanding the fact that Dr. C. B. Hoye is the Republican nominee for county coroner, and is practically without Democratic opposition, nevertheless he is making the same fight for the ticket in general as the other candidates against whom a stubborn fight is being made. No one doubts for a single minute but that Dr. Hoye will be elected by an over whelming majority, a ma jority doubtless larger than that received by any other candidate on the ticket, and he would have done this if he had had a strong Dem ocratic opponent, all because he has made a most success ful official since he has held the office and has attended strictly to his business, not leaving it to the care of dep uties or anyone else. When Dr. Hoye has been needed all one had to do was to tele phone to the office and he would soon be in communica tion with the county coroner, thereby not being annoyed with deputies who could not speak for their principal. It is not in the province of The Seattle Republican to intro duce the present county cor oner to the voting public in this county, for he is perhaps known ever better than The Seattle Republican itself, so long has he lived in the county and so uprightly has he conducted himself since he has been in the county. There is, however, one commendable thing that The Republican can say in favor of Dr. Hoye, and that is he is always the same. Success does not make him top-heavy. He is the same Dr. Hcye that he was before election to his present position and will be the same when elected again, thus being in line lor promotion to higher and better positions of trust and honor if he so desires them. In dealing with the general public he has made it a rule of his life to see all men and all nationalities with whom he comes in contact one and alike, or, using the vulgar venacular of the town, '"they all look alike to him." Without further elabora tion on this nomination made by the Republican convention, it is safe to predict that his overwhelming election next November will demonstrate to both him and his friends that he is decidedly popular and is much admired by the voters of King county. This paper takes pleasure in endorsing him not only for the position he now seeks, but for any other position he may seek at the hands of the voters in the future." In presenting the name of Mr. Tucker, who was nominated by the Thirty-second senatorial district for state senator, The Seattle Republican takes pleasure in saying that a better man could not be found in the district, or even in the county, than he. The Democrat who is inclined to believe that Mr. Tucker will be defeated for the i position of state senator reasons without his host, for Mr. Tucker has been there before and was not found wanting when the votes had been counted. It might not be out of place at this time to quote from the record the vote given to Mr. Tucker two years ago when he was a candidate for the lower house. In order that our readers may see exactly how the entire district stood for the Republican ticket the vote in detail of both the three Democratic as well as the three Republican nominees for the legislature in that district is herewith given: 2. 5" g 2 £ • Si •?r § g s * ' : £ • • . • ■ 9th ward, Ist precinct j 42 42 42 48 46 46 9th ward, 2nd precinct 57 52 51 44 39 34 9th ward, 3rd precinct 110 96 97 108 91 92 9th ward, 4th precinct 118 97 98 891 69 59 9th ward, sth precinct.... 128 111 105 109 j 96 98 9th ward, 6th precinct 108 97' 88 106 94 75 Avondale 21 19 20 14 14 15 Ballard, Ist precinct | 213 213 213 196 187 195 Ballard, 2nd precinct i 226 2281 229 246 253 244 Bellevue 38 53 371 33 21 29 Houghton 29 30 29 18 15| 16 Juanita 32 23 27 15 17 14 Kirkland 69 70 68 19 20 19 Mcnohon I 35 34 40 21 22 22 Oaklake I 12 14 . 12 23 20 19 Richmond 27 27 31 20 23 23 Richmond 16 16 16 15 15 15 Bothell 62 58 61 41 39 41 Union 7 7 7 12 11 11 Woodinville 24 21 24 32 33 32 Yesler j 24 25 25 20 22 21 Totals .'|1,400 l 1,335'j1,324|1,229j1,146|1,120 It will be seen from the above figures that the Thirty second senatorial district, which elects one senator and two members of the lower house, will be overwhelmingly Republican in spite of the fact that the Democrats have leclared the district will be carried by the nominees of th e i r party. Mr. Tucker made an ideal member of the lower louse two years ago, and he will be an ideal senator, gua r di n g carefully at all times the interest of King county, )oth politically and otherwise, and will seek to have a United States senator elected from King county in the person if Hon. Harold Preston. No member of the legislature who will go from King county will be more enthusiastic in :he election of a senator from King county than Mr. Tu c ker, and we especially commend him to the voters of that district, without regard to past political affiliations, requesting that they vote for him as a unit. The Republican wishes to especially call its readers' attention to Mr. Tucker's legislative record in favor of the state university, located in his district. From the very time he began his legislative career he started out to secure for the state university as large appropriations as was possible, and it was almost solely through his efforts that the university was allowed $270,000 for current expenses during the two ensuing years. It is rather noteworthy that, fight as hard as he would or could, he received no assistance from Senator Paul Lamb, who represented the same district in the upper house, and whatever assistance he got in the state senate for his bill was rendered to him by Senator Harold Preston. Mr. Tucker, however, reminds the writer that the Republican members of the lower house generally favored the appropriation, while the same was opposed by the Democratic ?.nd Fusion members, of which Senator Lamd was a leading light. He is a pri-nter by trade and still holds his working card in that organization, so organized labor has no complaint to make, as he is one of their number and will prove as strong a friend to them as anyone else in the next legislature. King county in O. A. Tucker will have one representative in whom she can place implicit confidence and know he is going to do his level best to forge her to the front. POLITICAL POT - PIE The Republicans of the state should not overlook the fact that the number of colored voters are rapidly on the increase, and that under the lead ership of such an organizer as James E. Shepperson of Roslyn they might do the party great harm if some con cessions are not made to them. Mr. Shepperson has been a party leader and one that has held the colored vot ers of Kittitas county in line to a large extent for the past fifteen years and it is nothing but right that he be considered in the councils of the party. The disposition on the part of the Re publican party to overlook the faith fulness of the colored voter has be come so apparent in these late years that he is becoming restless, and it will not take very much to send him off on a tangent and God knows where he would land when once he starts. CORONER C. E. HOVE, M. D. SENATOR O. A. TUCKER. JAMES E. SHEPPERSON The Times is insistent as to Senator Turner's continued friendship for the Seattle canal, all of which may be quite true, but doesn't the Times overlook the fact that if Harold Preston is elected United States senator he will be a much better friend to the Lake Washington canal than even it has made Senator Turner out as being? The fact of the matter is Turner is no better friend to the Lake Washington ; canal than was John L. Wilson or any j other United States senator not from ] Taccma, nor would be Ankeny or any one else. Senator Turner has done nothing especially commendable, so far as Seattle is concerned, toward the perfecting of the plans for the Seattle canal, nor would he, if re-elected, do any more than might casually come ! his way. He seems no more favorable to it than Jones and perhaps no more i favorable to it than Cushman, only he is a Democrat and the Times is a Democratic paper and wants to see him re-elected. If the Republican party in King county will elect the legislative ticket from top to bottom they will thereby give King county a leverage in the next legislature which will enable SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1902 Most people of this county have he*rd and read of Farmer Funston, the well known Kansas congressman, and have admired him because he left his farm and so ably represented his district in Congress, measuring arms at all times and under all conditions with his more polished competitors in the halls of Congress. While P. J. Smith, the well-known King county com missioner, has not acquired the title of "Far mer Smith," nevertheless, he is as much en titled to it as ever was Farmer Funston, be cause Mr. Smith left his farm and took up the duties of county commissioner for the largest wealthiest and most populous county in the state of Washington, and has been a most brilliant success. For the past four years he has conducted the affairs of the county which he has had the oversight of, with singular success and business tact. Aught can not be said against Mr. Smith in his management of the office of county commissioner. Not only can aught not be said against him, but he has made a host of friends since he has been serving in that capacity and was the unanimous choice of his district for renomination at the time of the convention, and The Republican feels safe in predicting at tihs time that he will likewise be the unanimous choice of his district lor re-election and almost all of King county next November. "P. J. Smith is a fair, honorable and upright as any man in the state," can be heard on the streets any day his name is mentioned. Just who is bis opponent on the Democratic ticket is a question not easily answered, as it has been a hard matter for the Democrats to get a man to take the nomination; but it would matter not who was nominated against him he would be elected by an over whelming majority just the same. Under Gov. John H, McGraw, Mr. Smith acted in the official capacity of state dairy commissioner, and his success in that position was no less striking than his success in thecapacity of a King county rancher. He owns and operates one of the best and most up-to-date ranches in King county and is proud of the fact that he is Farmer Smith. If party nominees generally were of the high moral standing and business-like qualities as is P. J. Smith there would be fewer public scandals and men would be more readily trusted. That his record is without blot or blemish is apparent by the Daily Times not daring to utter one condemnatory word against him, though it stands ready to falsely accuse and besmirch the character of any Republican official, whether such official does or does not merit it. The Democrats are inclined to think the Smith family is too well represented, but inasmuch as all of them are good men they will have to stand the big representation of the family lor another two years. it to effectively work for the election of Harold Preston to}the United States senate, then the Lake Washington canal will have a friend in the United States senate, and it won't be George Turner, but it will^be Harold Pres ton. The campaign in King county was opened last Saturday evening under the auspices of the Young Men's Re publican Club, of . which George B. .Lamping iB a leadiag light. Glancing through the long li^fc,.<£jice presidents the Pie-maker was astounded to note that not a single Afro-American was I among the number. But what more could have been expected from a club that champions such a person as George B. Lamping, who boasts of hav-' ing no use whatever for a "nigger." Whne the Pie-maker is well aware of' the fact that the placing of no colored man's name on the list of vice presi-' dents did not lessen the number of lis teners, but it was a singular coincident | that the meeting was very poorly attended, and "I don't give a damn" was heard from all quarters on Mon day when explanations as to the small ness of the number was asked. The Republican party of King county will soon learn that this Young Men's Re publican Club is going to prove a very bad actor, and the sooner that the party drops it the better for the party. The Republican is pleased to note ] that in another column hereof will be j found the Republican county tickets \ 01' Snohomish, Pierce, Kittitas and ] Spokane counties. In carrying these ■ tickets on the local personal page of , The Seattle Republican it is done in ; order that its readers may become thoroughly acquainted with the vari-; ous candidate in their respective coun ties that are running for county of fices. While the Pie-maker is anxious to see each of the entire tickets elect ed, yet it wishes to call especial at tention to the voters of the various counties of this state that it is in cumbent on them from a Republican standpoint to make special efforts to elect the legislative tickets because of the fact that a United States senator is to be elected next winter and Wash ington wants a Republican senator at the national capital, instead of a Dem ocratic demagogue. Regardless of how objectionable a nominee for the leg islature may be to you personally, it behooves you as a Republican to vote for him, that is if you wish to keep your party both national and other wise intact. If you destroy the use fulness of the Republican president i by tying his hands with a Democratic congress, it is absolutely useless to ! elect a Republican president. Let us | hold up the hands of our distinguished president by giving him senators and repreesntatives that will support his policy and then we will be justified in electing him to the presidency in 1904. a • • Edward Clayson, Sr., an old pioneer of this city and locality, has announced his candidacy for representative for the Forty-fifth legislative district in opposition to Clarence Blethen, one of . the associated editors of the Times. i Mr. Clayson was not nominated by a i convention amid the toots of horns i and the roar of drums, but he quietly L got a sufficient number of votes to l petition to have his name placed on 3 the regular ticket and it required but P. J. SMITH. • « • a few hours to get that number, which gave him the assurance that his name would appear on the official ballot for November 4. Mr. Clayson, owing to the fact that he is well known in this community and has hundreds of friends, won't do a thing to Clarence Blethen, who is likewise a candidate for the same position. The Pie-maker some time ago announced the fact that Blethen would have a hard time defeating a Republican candidate be cause of the unpopularity of his father and -Ms-paper, and this move on the I part of Mr. Clayson doubly cinches that assurance. Mr. Clayson himself speaks of his efforts as follows: "The editor of the Patriarch is the independent candidate for the legisla ture in the Forty-fifth district. The Bleth Kid' of the Seattle Daily Crimes is the 'regular' nominee of the Dem ocratic party for the same office. The Forty-fifth district comprises the whoie of the Fifth ward and the first precinct of the Seventh ward. This is a free ad. for the 'Bleth Kid.' The editor of the Patriarch needs no ad., as he was well and favorably known to the most inflential men in this district for fourteen years before the 'Kid' was born. The contrast is presented as follows. 'Tell me,' says one of the personages in that dramatic piece of Naevius, called the school, addressing himself to a citizen of a certain re public, 'tell me whence it happened that so considerable a state as yours has thus suddenly fallen to decay?' The person questioned assigns sev eral reasons, but the principal is 'that a swarm of rash, unpractical young orators had unhappily broken forth I and taken the lead among them.' "Termerity, indeed, is the usual chararacteristic of youth, as prudence is of old age. "Which of the two do sensible peo ple want? Which of the two has earned recognition? For my part, to be honest about it, I consider it a humiliating condition to be so cir cumstanced as to come into competi tion with a pretentious, presumptious, unscrupulous, insolent kid who has nothing to recommend him but the insolence and unscrupulousness of his dad, and being at the same time ut eterly destitute of one single iota of j his dad's ability. Cumtux?" • • • The attention of the Pie-maker has been called to the necessity of point ing out to its readers the duty of voting lor three congressmen this year instead of two. A great many persons who have been too busy mak ing money have overlooked the fact that under the new congressional ap portionment this state is entitled to three congressmen, which is one more than she has ever had before. If you do not desire to vote the Republican ticket straight, then vote for three congressmen instead of two as hereto fore. These congressmen are nomin ated by the state at large and not from districts as is the custom in many of the Eastern states. Again you are warned to vote for three congressmen instead of two. • • • The members of the city council of Snohomish, Wash., if the Tribune of Like Dr. Hoye, Prof. Hartranft, who seeks a re-election as superintendent of the public schools of this county, is practically without opposition, his Democratic opponent, Prof. I. B. Riche, refusing to make a fight against the present incumbent. Notwithstanding this, Prof. Hartranft is campaigning in every district in the county and making himself even bet ter acquainted than he al ready is. This will make the third campaign that Prof. Hartranft has made in King county for the same position, he having been defeated by the free silver craze in 1896. Unfortunately for the schools of this state, superintendents ranft has succeeded in doing and is now considered an ideal official in that capacity by all parties in King county. The public schools are in a better condition at present than ever before in the history of King county, and all because he has personally visited every school in the county not only once but repeatedly. He has come in contact with the teachers not only in the examination rooms and institute halls, but he has come personally in contact with them in their school rooms and has observed their work, criticizing here and there, wherever he thought criticism necessary. His criticisms, however, must have been of a most amiable nature and met their hearty approval, for every teacher in the county is heart and soul in favor of his re-election. At the expiration of his second term of office The Seattle Republican suggests that the voters of this state could not do a more commendable act than to select Prof. Hartranft as state super intendent of public education. He is energetic and up-to-date in his methods of con ducting school affairs and he would make the same ideal state superintendent as he has made county official. that city is correct in its statement, are certainly office hungry, as will be seen from the following excerpt taken from the Tribune: • • • At the council meeting last Tuesday night a wag suggested that although only five councilmen were present, with the mayor and water superintend ent, there were six candidates for office in the crowd —Mayor Anderson, Dem ocratic nominee for state senator; Chas. Slater, Democratic candidate for auditor; H. D. James, Democratic nom inee for constable; C. H. Bakeman, Republican nominee for coroner; B. H. Morgan for representative and J. L. Boyle for constable. It might have been called a bi-partisan convention. • • • The roasting that the Times of last Sunday administered to Mr. McCon naughey's office as to how it has been conducted for the past two years was one of the most shameful conglom erated messes of prevarications that ever blackened the pages of a news paper. As to the facts of the matter, Mr. McConnaughey did not inaugurate the overtime system, but it was in augurated and operated to an excess under Mr. Whittelsey, the Democratic county treasurer preceding Mr. Mc- Connaughey. Since Mr. McConnaughey has been country treasurer the over time system has been broken com pletely and now no one gets any pay for overtime in the office. The Times told a barefaced falsehood when it said that Mr. McConnaughey had been buying tax certificates and had made thousands of dollars out of the office since he has been in charge. Mr. McConnaughey defies the Times or anyone else to point out a single in stance where he has bought a tax certificate or warrant since he has been in office. The whole article in the Times bristled with falsehoods, mis- statements, pervarications and down right lies and the editor-in-chief should see to it that such falsehoods cease to appear in the columns of his paper, even if they are for political pur poses. • • • George Lamping says he does not want any "nigger votes" because he does not need them. Well, certainly there is not a Negro in King county that is a big enough "nigger" to force his vote onthis Negro-hating office seeker. The statements made by The Seattle Republican in its fight against Lamping can all be verified and the mere fact that Lamping does not con tradict them is prima facie evidence that they are true. If you vote for Lamping next November you are not in anywise interested in the upbiulding of the Negro race of which you are a member. No Democrat in heathen Mississippi is a worse enemy to the Negro race than George B. Lamping, and whether you can or cannot defeat him it is your duty to vote against him as a matter of principle. * • * If Lamping would have attended to business as he was elected to do, the auditor's office would have had to hire one clerk less, and during the two years King county would have saved by that alone nearly $2,400. Why is Lamping not a poor public servant? PRICE FIVE CENTS W. G. HARTRANFT. cannot hold the office but two terms in succession. If such a law did not exist it is barely possible that Prof. Hartranft could almost get a life tenure to this office from the voters of King county, which would be voiced by Re publicans, Democrats, Social ists and Populists, one and alike. It seldom ever happens that an office-holder, however hard he may work, can so endear himself to the voting public as to be the unanimous choice of all parties after hav ing served but two years. This, however, Prof. Hart- Negro and Catholic Church. The reader of The Seattle Republi- can who sends us the following clip ping on the grounds that the editor hereof is hostile to the Catholic church is sadly mistaken in his assumption. If we were as hostile to the church as he intimated in his note we cer tainly would not now have our 14-year old daughter attending a Catholic school. The article, however, is worthy of space and the same is will ingly given: ■■ Your correspondent was a much edified attendant at a high mass of requiem in St. Patrick's church here on the 18th over the remains of an old colored woman, a member of the parish, "Aunt" Julia Hanson, who lacked only two years of being 100 years old. She was a notable figure in Washington, and all the papers here gave extended notices of her life^ death and burial. "Aunt" Julia was born in Maryland in 1804, of a slave mother. At her mother's death, eigh teen years later, her master freed her and willed her a few thousand dol lars. She came to Washington, in vested her money in real estate and went to work, and for eighty years thenceforward was noted for her in dustry, economy, piety and charity. Everyone knew her and no one failed to, praise her. Up to the day of her death at 98 she was active and clear- headed. The care of an invalid hus band and unfortunate brother for over fifty years was borne faithfully and cheerfully. Her investments proved fortunate, and, notwithstanding her generosity to the church always, and her charity to the poor and helpless, black and white, she died wealthy. Shortly before her death she gave $10, --000 to Father McGee to help his new church of the Sacred Heart. Mrs. Han- son's remains were attended by hun dreds of her own race and almost as many white people. It was rather a novel sight to see the center front of St. Patrick's church filled with colored people—her relatives and friends. Father McGee preached a beautiful sermon. He likened "Aunt" Julia to the perfect woman who is described in the thirty-fifth chapter of Proverbs. The woman who goes not about gad ding, but who wisely attends to her eternal interests, who keeps her house and makes it a paradise for her family, who works with her own hands for the welfare of her household and lends not her ear nor her tongue to frivoli ties; whose hand is always reached to lift up the needy and the helpless. There are two Catholic churches in Washington for Negroes especially, but for all that one finds a generous sprink ling of devout colored people in every other of the sixteen or eighteen Catholic churches in the city.—Wash ington City Correspondent. When you subscribe for the Seattle Republican you get a weekly paper that's always full of newsy news. No weekly paper will be of half so much interest to you for the next six or eight months as The Seattle Repub lican, and you should have it sent to your address at once.