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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. IX, NO. 21 CANDIDATES OF 30TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN feels called upon once more to champion the election of Dr. J. J. Smith, of the Thirtieth senatorial district, to represent that district in the next legislature as state senator, and in doing so it feels that it is championing the cause of a man worthy of any good thing that might be said of him not only by it, but by any ether paper or pei son in King county. Dr. Smith has lived in this ccunty icr the past fifteen years and has proven himseli to be an ideal citizen in whatever business or political avecation he may have been called upon to fill by his feilowmen since he has been a resident oi this county. Nothing in these columns can be said in his behalf that will be news to the voters of his district, because they all know him and they know him to be none other than the ideal citizen that he has been credited with being ever since he has been among them. No man can successfully charge Dr. Smith with being a tool or instrument of any party, person or combination, and for that reason he stands as fair before the people as an American citizen can stand. Ought can not be said against Dr. Smith's opponent for state senator, as for reputation, charac ter and veracity he stands just as fair as Dr. Smith himself, only he stands for a party and a principle in politics that the majority of the people of that district do not approve of, and, inasmuch as they have a candidate of their own party equally as honorable in every respect as Mr. Calhoun, it is perfectly nat- POLITICAL POT - PIE When the name of Will Ingliss was sprung on the late Republican county convention in opposition to that of C. A. Koepfli, who was aspiring for a second nomination, as were others in that convention, and who had made a most efficient official, it was done supposedly at the instigation of George B. Lamping, who himself had just been unanimously nominated for his second term, but who desired to see Mr. Koepfli defeated and one of his clerks nominated in lieu thereof. There is no doubt in the minds of all Republicans in this county but that the scheme to nominate Will Ingliss at the expense of Mr. Koepfli was well understood by George B. Lamping, George U. Piper and others of that ilk of politicians. The scheme, how ever, did not work and Mr. Koepfli was nominated in spite of them, but the friends of Mr. Koepfli have not for gotten that proposition and the Pis maker would not be surprised if George B. Lamping did not lose four or five votes on that account, and per haps that four of five votes might be multipled into four or five hundred. Mr. Koepfli had made a splendid of ficial and the Republicans saw no rea son why he should not get a second nomination, if others, and among them George B. Lamping, got a second nom ination. This is the kind of a man that is now seeking a re-election at the hands of the Republican party, a man who will sacrifice everything and everybody for his own selfish inter ests. • •■■ • Tfee Pie-maker notes that Senator George Turner is campaigning the state from east to west and from north to south almost single handed and alone, not even the Democratic congressional nominees are conde scending to help him in speech mak ing for the sake of the Democratic party. Evidently Senator Turner is a great deal more interested in the success of the Democratic party be cause the success of that party means his success, than he is in the success of the party from a party standpoint. If Senator Turner were not a candi date for re-election to the United b.ates senate it looks as though he would have no interest in the success of the Democratic party this fall. The Pie-maker is prepared to say that Sen ator Turner has always been a selfish politician, even when he was in the Republican party. He fought the hardest when his own political inter est was at stake. If he was not a can didate for something his voice was seldom, if ever, heard on the stump during the campaign. But if George Turner wanted something then he was most ardent in his advocacy of Repub licanism. The same is true of him as a Democrat. In 1896 he wanted some thing and he canvassed the state by and large. He succeeded in getting what he wanted and then went to Washington and left the campaigning of the state in subsequent years to oth ers. He is again wanting something and for that reason he is campaigning the state with all the force and vigor characteristic of the man. God bless me and my wife, my brother Will and his wife, us four and no more. • • * Let no Republican in King county overlook the fact when he goes in to mark his ballot that W. T. Scott is one of the ablest, cleanest and most proficient lawyers that has ■ever been nominated for prosecuting attorney of King county, and, if they wish the county to have an able and clean ad- ministration, so far as the prosecut ing attorney's office is concerned, they should cast their votes for him. Mr. Scott's opponent is *aid to be a very nice young man, but nice young men! do not always make successful prose cuting attorneys. It is the man who is grizzled and gray from experience in his chosen profession, as is Mr. Scott, that makes the best official for any county and for that reason it be hcoves the Republicans, Democrats and Socialists in King ccunty to vote for W. T. Scctt for prosecuting attor ney, and thereby assure themselves of electing a man that will do his sworn duty and one that has had suf ficient experience in the law business to knew what bis duty is. Mr. Scott is older in years and experience than his opponent and. as has already been said in this connection, that counts lor much in the administering of the affairs cf the offce of prosecuting at torney in a large and populous county, • • • Unless the Pie-maker is sadly mis taken there is an air oi overconfidence amon gthe Republicans in this county, which may cost them a great many votes. The assumption that the Re publican ticket is going to win hands down may prove true, but occasionally such an assumption gets badly slipped up upon and the opposition elects their ticket instead cf your ticket win ning. Republicans by the wholesale are -contemplating not going to the. polls, believing that the county is so overwhelmingly Republican that their votes will not be necessary in the coming contest. This spirit of apathy wm seen in the registration, as hun-1 dreds of Republican voters failed to' register in due season in order to as-: sure them a vote next November. In times of peace it is well to prepare for war, and unless the Republicans' begin at once to prepare for war they! will find that next November they will! be weighed in a balance and found j i wanting. The senatorial ticket in this I ccunty is to be especially attacked all j down the line and it behooves the Re- I publicans to keep a sharp lookout for i such a flank movement. • • • It is noted that one Ed Nolte of Columbia City, this county, has an nounced himself as an independent candidate for state senator from the 30th senatorial district in opposition to the regular Republican nominee,: Dr. J. J. Smith. Nolte, it seems, was | a candidate for the nomination, but. no one in the district save himself: took any stock in his candidacy andj that made him politically sore. The Democrats, believing that Nolte could ■ to some extent draw votes from Dr. ■ Smith, signed a petition to have his name placed on the regular ticket, and through this means he succeeded in getting a place on the ticket as an in dependent. Those who are acquaint-J ed with the district and have had ormer political dealings with Mr. Nclte say he is nothing more or less than a chronic office seeker and is al ways sore when he gets defeated, and yet he has always been defeated. In other words Nolte is the only man in the district that believes in a single instance that he would make a public servant in any capacity. J. D. Jones, who formerly lived at Franklin, was through the district one day this week and he reports that Mr. Nolte will not get fifty vctes throughout the entire district, as the Democrats are going to vote for Calhoun and the Republi cans are going to vote for Dr. J. J. Smith. » » • When George B. Lamping was in the Philippine Islands ohooting Fili pinos out of cocoanut trees for target practice he was willfully shoot ing Catholics and if the Catholic vot ers of this county will vote for him DR. J. J. SMITH in face of that there must be a differ ent kind of Catholics living in this county than are to be found in most places in the United States. It is the duty, in the opinion of the Pie maker, of every Catholic in this coun ty to cast one vote against George B. Lamping for county auditor and there by teach him that it is bad enough to commit such barbarous acts without boasting of them on the streets. The Seattle Republican has opened its col umns time and time again to Mr, Lamping to contradict the statement that he is charged with saying—shoot- ing Filipinces out of the cocoanut trees for target practice—but he has net seen fit to do so. Whether he him self knows that he is guilty and dares not face the public in a statement, or whether he does not consider it of sufficient impoitance to contradict, the Pie-maker is unable to say; but he does net contradict the statement and he thereby tacitly admits the truth fulness of the charge. Now let the Catholics of this county do their duty and vcte against their enemy. a • • That Ccunty Clerk Koepfli has some political enemies vi this county goes without saying, but they are for the: most part Democrats and Democrats are always political enemies of Repub lican nominees. No one whether he be Republican, Democrat or Socialist, can successfully charge Mr. Koepfli as being direlict to his duty since he has been elected to the office of coun ty clerk. He has always been found managing and superintending the af fairs of his office the same as one of his clerks. Because Mr. Koepfli would act discharge some man that might have been objectional to some other j man is no reason for his being defeat-' ed at the polls by the Republican vot ers and he will not be, that disgrun tled Republican to the contrary not withstanding. The Republican has rea sons to know that Mr. Koepfli has done his duty as clerk of King county and he will continue doing so after he has been re-elected next November. • • • When The Republican advocates the deeat of George B. Lamping it does so for various reasons, all of which will bare the closest investigation by tha voters of this county. No man that has ever ben elected to an office in this county has spent so little of his time in the office as has George B. Lamping since he was elected some two years ago. It is the exception and not the rule to find Auditor Lamp ing at his desk. He has been to San Francisco, been here and been there, has attended the baseballs, spent his days dow Tn town instead- of at the court house, until it became a chest nut to inquire at the county auditor's office "la Lamping in?" Does the pub lic wish such a county official as that? Is he the man to place in an office, en which grave responsibilities are de volved? Do the voters of this county wish to elect a political ornament to a county office? Do the voters wish to elect a man to an office and pay him $3,0(10 a year just because he is a bully good fellow with his gang and because he is a fine looking fellow and can be pointed to with pride as a I beau brummel? Again, do the voters of this county propose to rush a man to the front, who is opposed by a large numbsr of Republicans? Mr. | Lamping has incurred the displeasure i of every colored voter in King county and the Pie-maker would not be sur prised if he has not likewise incurred the displeasure of every Catholic vot er in the county, and he certainly should have incurred the displeasure of every tax payer in this county be cause he has been nothing more or less than a political sinecure and parasite, only holding his office for i the purpose of drawing his salary and leaving the care of it to deputies and clerks. The Republican party would do itself proud if it would rid itself SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1902 I ural for them to vote for their party candidate as | they have in the past, instead of the Democratic 1 nominee. Two years ago Dr. Smith was a candidate '< for the same position, and if 'me Republican's mem ory serves it right he lead his opponent some 600 I votes at the polls. The district this year is even : more largely Republican than it was two years ago, and it is safe to predict at this writing that Dr. Smith will lead Mr. Calhoun by not less than 1,000 votes at the polls at the coming election. As a rep i resentative to the lower house of the legislature from that district four years ago, and as state senator from the same district two years ago, he made a record and reputation in the legislature for himself against which nought can be said, and a record that I even his political enemies must admit to be highly I rcmmendable to him. An overwhelming majority of the Republican voters of that district in their primary election decided that Dr. Smith-was good enough for them for state senator, and 'there is every reason to believe that they will follow up their work so j well be:un in the primaries and say at the polls ; that he is still good enough for them and give him ' such a lousing majority as he never before received in that district. The Republicans in that district were careful to nominate only men of the highest character and reputation for the legislature in order ro counter any efforts that might be made in that direction by the Democrats, and the district conven tion that named Dr. Smith for state senator likewise of such a man and it would be a les son to others of his kind if the party would rid itself of this man at this opportune time. ... Begin now to U*ink how you will mark your ballot so as to accomplish what you set out tp do. Jf you wftnt to vote the straight Republican ticket and yet scratch one or two candidates place a croas X after Republican tick et at the head of the official ballot and then mark an X after Harry Dreese on the Democratic ticket for county au ditor. Another way is to make no mark whatever after either parties at the head of the ballot, but place a mark a ter those candidates on any tickets for whom you desire to vote. Do not draw a lead pencil across I amping's name to show your dis pleasure, for him, because your ballot will be thrown out. Instead of that place a cross after Dree's name and that counts for two votes against I Lamping. If only 700 colored voters in King county will each go after ! George B. Lamping's scalp properly the Pie-maker is prepared to say to vuu that you wili ge\ your man. Do 1 it right. The Republican Platform. * We, the Republican party of the S ate 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 achievements and his fame belong to n party, to no state and to no country. They 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. /"We congratulate the people upon the unexampled prosperity of this nation. "History has proven the wisdom and soundness of the principles contained in the St. 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 tie hearty support thereof. ,"We.especially commend the attiude' of the president toward trusts. "We endorse the wise, able and p triotic administration of state affairs by Governor Mcßride. "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 territoriesv now seeking admission into the Union when they shall have become as populous as was the State of Washing ion when admitted. "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. "We 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, except ing 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 j 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 ■ "vdetermine. 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." named W. H. Clark, M. If. Morrill and Wesley Brown for representatives, all of whom are men of irre proachable character and men who will make such representatives in the next legislature as this state at this time is in especial need of. Mr. Clark has already had considerable legislative experience, doing many things while in the legislature that were highly beneficial to the best interests of the state. Mr. Morrill is a well known banker of Kent, and he, too, will be of incalculable value to the interests of King county. Wesley Brown, the other nominee, is an engineer at Black Diamond and is especially strong among the laboring class of people and will make a valuable acquisition to the quartet that will represent that district in the next legislature. A mere diversified aggregation of professions could not have been selected than the Republican legislative nominees in that district. J. J. Smith is a regular practicing physician; W. H. Clark is a farmer by pro fession; M. M. Morrill is a banker and real estate dealer, while Wesley Brown is an engineer in the coal mines of Black Diamond. All of these men are enthusiastic for the election of Harold Preston, and The Republican desires to put especial stress on Dr., Smith's attitude in this connection, as he early an ncunced his intention of fighting for a King county man for United States senator, and was for any man that the general public decided that it wanted. He is especially friendly to Harold Preston's candidacy, owing to the fact that he served in the state senate For the School Board. After haying been repeatedly so licited to become a candidate as a member of the sebopl board of Se attle in previous years and as many times refusing he has decided to j stand for the place at the coming spe cial election which will be held next Saturday, November Ist, and to that end he herewith announces his candi dacy. No man in the Northwest is more closely connected with educational work nor more devoted to it than Prof. Wilson, and should he be elected, owing to long experience, he is pre pared to give the public schools of this city an administration not sur passed by any in the school history of Seattle. For four years Prof. Wilson wa? di rectly connected with the public schools of this city and he can point with pride to the record he made in that connection since that time he has been at the head of Wilson's Modern Business College, one of the largest and most successful concerns of its 'kind in the entire Northwest. with Mr. Preston, and the two were warm personal friends during the entire session. When the Times declares that Dr. Smith is unfavorable to Harold Preston it does him an injustice and a political wrong that the Times nor any other paper or person should not feel warranted in doing without desiring to do the man a wilful injustice. At no time and at no place has either Dr. Smith or his friends taken political advantage of any other aspirant for the senatorial nomination in that district, Ed Nolte to the contrary notwithstanding. He was by no means responsible for the people not wanting Mr. Nolte to represent them in the state senate, and it was per fectly natural for him to accept such an honor when handed to him on a silver platter. He has no fears cf the final results of the campaign that is now being waged against him by the Democrats and Ed Nolte, as he is well aware of the fact that all of the Democrats in the district are going to vote for Calhoun, while but a very few Republicans, if any at all, will vote for Nolte. Nolte's petition was signed largely by Democrats and not by Republicans, and if the Democrats had not signed it he would net have been able to have gotten enough signers for his petition to have gotten on the ticket. The many readers of The Seattle Republican in that district will vote to stand by the Republican nom nees for the legislature and give each and every one of them rousing majorities, regardless of their Democratic opponents. PROF. JUDSON P. WILSON. PRICE FIVE CENTS Having devoted the best of his life to school room work it is but natural to conclude that he would make an ideal member of the school board. It too often happens that persons of no school experience whatever are cho sen to fill such positions and of course no good results are produced thereby, but should Prof. Wilson be elected the patrons of the public schools of this city are already assured that a man fully conversant with public school needs will be a part and parcel of the next school board. Nothing can more highly recommend Prof. Wilson to those who will be called upon next Saturday to elect members of the schcol board in this city than the splendid business college which he has built up in this city. It is a living tes timony of the man's fitness for the position which he seeks at the urgent request of his many friends and ad mirers. Public sentiment has already set in in his favor in such an overflow practically assured and the citizens can compliment themselves in induc ing such an able and e^icient man to stand for the election. Walla Walla County Republican Ticket Believing The Seattle Republican had a sufficient number of readers in Walla Walla county to warrant the publication of the regular Republican ticket in its columns the chairman of the Republican county central commit tee has authorized the same. The vot ers are earnestly solicited to not leave a stone unturned to strengthen the legislative ticket at every point, as the election of the legislative candidates will go a long ways toward getting Walla Walla a United States senator. The whole ticket is highly commend able lor your suffrage, and it is hoped it will get your votes. For U. S. Senator, Hon. Levi Ankeny : . * '-■'.. Legislative Ticket. Twelfth district, John B. Wilson. Thirteenth district, A. F. Kees. Thirteenth district, E. M. Denton. County Ticket. Auditor, J. Z. Smith. Sheriff, O. O. Breeze. Attorney, Lester S. Wilson. Surveyor, Lew Loehr. Assessor, R. J. Berryman. Supt. Schools, J. Elmer Myers. Treasurer, W. B. Hawley. Ccroner, W. D. Smith. Justice of the Peace, J. J. Huffman. Constable, Levi Malone. Commissioner, Ist district, Frank E Smith. Commissioner, 3rd district, John N. McCaw. Down in North Carolina where the Democrats disfranchised the illiterate Negroe voter, but refused to disfran chise the ignorant white voter and gave as a reason for the same that the illiterate white voter was better informed than either the intelligent or the illiterate Negroes, some queer things happen. If the Charlotte Ob server, the leading daily paper of that section, can be relied upon even the white voter has but a fair understand ing of what registration and voting mean. The registration clerk asked a white man if he wanted to register un- I der the grandfathers' clause, and here is his answer: "The man looked straight at the registrar a moment, then growled, ''My 'ather had no claws. Ha was no dog, I'll have you to understand, and I you can go to -; I'll not register and I'll not vote," and he walked out in a huff. Efforts at explaining the matter were useless." When ycu subscribe for the Seattle Republican you get a weekly paper that's always full of newsy news. No weekly papsr 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.