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VOL. X. NO. 45 [POLITICAL POT-PIE Now that the various county conventions are being held and are endorsing their re- spective favorite sons for the gubernatorial nomination on the Republican side, the question of the hour is, Will Governor Mc- Bride receive enough votes to make it pos sible for him to succeed himself? Ever since he took the oath of office he has been doing missionary work in his own behalf, and is still doing so, and that too despite the dignity that the holding of so high an office is supposed to carry. It has been the custom of former governors who have served their constituents to leave their nomination in the hands of those whom they have served, but Gov. Mcßride is leav ing his to no one, but doing it himself. * * * Now discussing for a moment the pros pects of Governor Mcßride's winning the next gubernatorial nomination: Even though he gets King county, as was pre dicted in the last issue of The Republican, in order to get the nomination he must necessarily get the greater part of Eastern Washington, and at this writing, that seems almost impossible for him to do. In East ern Washington Governor Me Bride will perhaps get the nine votes of Adams comity, six of Asotin, ten of Colum bia, four of Franklin, seven of Garfield, thirteen of Kititas, seventeen of Lincoln, four of Skamania, twenty-four of Whitman, almost hands down, but will have a fight for the forty-nine votes of Spokane, and for the nineteen votes of Yakima, with the odds in favor of him dividing the Spokane vote and losing the nineteen in Yakima, thus giv ing him 98 votes in Eastern Washing ton. In Western Washington he has a show to get seven votes from Mason, ten from Pacific, twenty-one from Skagit, six from Wahkiakum, which will give him ab- L. R. COLE, Candidate for Justice of the Peace. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1904 solutely 44 votes in Western Washing ton, with a strong probability of getting the 115 votes from King, and a fighting show for half of the votes in Pierce county. And even if he received all of Pierce that in ad dition to what has already been given him, would only give him 300 votes, 28 short of enough to nominate. In this it wili be seen that the Governor has been given the largest counties in the state, and the most of the smaller counties, and yd lie lias only ■ * R^ R. R. GEORGE, Candidate for Justice of the Peace. 306. Persons well versed in politics declare it utterly impossible for him to get half of the Pierce county delegation—if any part thereof —and it has been publicly stated on the streets of Seattle, that if any attempt to deliver the King county delegation to Gov ernor Mcßride is made a rebellion will take place at once, for the understanding of Mr. Piles with the railroads is that the King county votes are to never go to Governor Mcßride, and yet it seems absolutely cer tain that that is the intention of the Piles committee. It is believed that Hon. John D. Atkin son, the next strongest gubernatorial as pirant, will control Chelan county, Douglas, Ferry, Okanogan, Stevens, and Klickitat, Yakima and Walla Walla counties giving him 97 votes which he will be able to con trol and hold for trading purposes. In Western Washington it is believed that Mr. Atkinson .will control Clallam, Clark, Cow litz, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, San Juan, and Snohomish, which, if true, will give him a following that will almost assure his nomination, unless Governor Mcßride can control the entire vote of King, Pierce and Spokane counties. It will be remembered that Colonel W. M. Ridpath of Spokane county, is also a candidate for governor, and is putting up something of a fight to carry his home * * * * * * PRICE FIVE CENTS county. How much headway he is making it is impossible to state at this time, but it is believed that he will get the endorsement of the county, if for no other reason than because he is a local candidate. It is stated on very good authority that he will get Re public county, or it will be divided between himself and Atkinson, and that he will make some progress in Lincoln, and likewise in Adams and Asotin. He is well thought of in Whitman and Columbia, and in all of these counties, if he but gets a small follow ing, it will weaken the candidacy of Gover nor Mcßride, and therefore strengthen the candidacy of Mr. Atkinson as well as Mr. Ridpath. ♦ * * The senatorial and gubernatorial cam paigns have so far overshadowed all of the other offices in the state, that not much has been said of the three nominations to be made to the house of representatives in congress. Hon. W. L. Jones will unques tionably be re-nominated, and yet he will have quite a little fight on his hands to de feat W. H. Ludden of Spokane, who has joined issues with Colonel Ridpath, and hopes to carry Spokane in that way. If Mr. Ludden can come to the state convention with Spokane county at his back and with a following from other counties in Eastern Washington, he will loom up as a strong rival to Mr. Jones and perhaps defeat him for the nomination. Western Washington will take no part in that fight, but will doubt give to the one having the greatest number of votes the nomination. In West ern Washington Mr. Cushman coming from the southwestern district, will doubt less have no opposition for re-nomination, in fact his re-nomination has been conceded by both Pierce, his home county, and the other counties of the combination. Hon. W. E. Humphrey is supposed to have the hardest fight of any on his hands, inasmuch as Hon. Frank H. Brownell of Snohomish county, who it is believed will be backed by the northwest combination, is making an HAROLD J. LEA, Candidate for County Clerk.