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Friday, July 24, 1908
relationship fixed between the
parties themselves, consequently
as between them, is confined to
no locality or jurisdiction. A
clear and concise statement of
the authority of the bail to ar
rest, is found in the case of Wor
then v. Prescott, 60 Vt. 72, 11
Atl. Rep 690, where the court
pays: "The authority arises
more from contract than from
law; and as between parties,
neither the jurisdiction of the
court nor of the state controls it;
and so bail may take the princi
pal in another jurisdiction or an
other state, on the ground that
a valid'contract made in one
state is enforceable in another,
according to the law there. This
shows that the authority need
not be exercised by process, but
that it inheres in the bail them-
The Supreme Court of the
United States, in Taylor v. Tain
tor, 16 Wall, 371 says: When
bail is given, the principal is re
garded as delivered to the cus
tody of his sureties. Their do
minion is a continuance of the
original imprisonment. * They
may exercise their rights in per
son or by agent. * They may
pursue them into another state;
may break and enter into his
house for that purpose. * The
bail have their principal on a
string, and may pull the string
whenever they please and render
him in their discharge. The
rights of bail in civil and crim
inal cases are the same."
This is sufficient to present this
interesting question in its vari
ous phases, and if any one de-
I sires to go further into the mat
ter he will find much in the prin
cipal case as well as in Toles v.
Adee, 84 N. Y. 222-240; Worthen
v. Prescott, 60 Vt. 68.
It is being talked in law circles
that Kenneth Macintosh after
lal may file for one of the super
ior court judge nominations, in
which case it would make things
quite lively, as Kenneth is a po
litical scrapper from way back,
using the common street ver
Judge A. W. Frater, who is a
candidate to succeed himself, has
ample reasons for being proud of
the record he has made as judge
of the superior court of King
county and doubly so of the rec
ord he has made as judge of the
juvenile court. In the latter po
sition he has laid the foundation
for many good and usesul men,
who otherwise would have been
nothing more or less than human
The National Bar Association,
which meets in Seattle in the
very near future, promises to be
one of the most interesting gath
erings that Seattle has ever wit
nessed. The president of the
assocaition is none other than
Judge Alton B. Parker, who was
a candidate for the presidency
four years ago, and who is now
one of the leading corporation
lawyers of the state of New
York. The local bar is looking
forward to the meeting with an
unusual amount of interest.
There is always one or more of
the judges to be found at the
court house during the summer
vacation in order to hear emerg
ency cases, but even he puts in
only such time on the bench as
is necessary.
Speaking about the endorse
ment of the bar for superior
court judges, it is a fact that
Judges George E. Morris and R.
B. Albertson so far as the lawyers
are concerned, are the most pop
ular judges of the King county
"In my opinion," said a well
known lawyer one day this week,
' 'Judge Root is? destined to be
come of the eminent judges of
this country. He is a man with
a great judicial mind and he
grows steadily in knowlege of
the law. Already his opinions
are attracting the attention of
eminent jurists and lawyers in
the East, and it would be a great
mistake to defeat him for reelec
tion, but he will not be, and that
is a foregone conclusion, as the
judgment of the people in such
cases can always be trusted."
There are five Afro-American
practitioners before the bar of
this state and located in Seattle,
and all of them are doing re
markably well from a financial
standpoint and that too despite
the the fact there are not to ex
ceed 2,000 Afro-American men,
women and children in King
county thus exploding the time
worn theory and idea that black
folk must locate among black
folk in order to succeed in a pro
fessional way. One or more of
these attorneys have never had a
case for an Afro-American.
The above excerpt reminds the
wrirer that there are likewise
two practicing physicians in Se
attle each of whom is doing ex
ceedingly well and has a large
pratice and it is claimed that not
to exceed a tenth of their prac
tice comes from Afro-Americans,
all of which reminds one of what
Ben Butler said, ' 'the way to re
sume is to resume." The way
for the Negro to succeed in this
country, despite the walls of al
leged prejudice against him, is
to succeed.
Judge Frater will have before
him some time next fall a Span
ish war veteran charged with
murder in the first degree, he
having shot and killed a Hindu,
who had alienated his wife's af
fections. The accused man will
be defended by F. B. Sayre, who
is also a veteran of the Spanish-
American war. It is claimed
that the man shot in self-defense,
but even if he did not the pre
siding judge will have to en
counter a good deal of local sym
pathy in the man's favor.
It is a rather remarkable coin
cident that each of the six aspir
ants for the gubernatorial nom
ination on the Republican ticket
in this state are practicing attor
neys and in more or less good
standing. Gov. Meade was twice
elected prosecuting attorney of
Whatcom county and praticed in
the courts for years prior thereto.
Henry Mcßride is a well known
attorney of Skagit county and
was for a number of years su
perior court judge of Skagit
county. John D. Atkinson is at
present attorney general of the
state and has written a splendid
code, which is in general use at
present. S. G. Cosgrove is one
of the crack lawyers of the state
and has made a fortune out of
the practice of law in Garfield
crunty. W. M. Ridpath is a
lawyer although he has not fol
lowed the profession for a num
ber of years, having drifted into
the mining business out of which
he has made a fortune. Joseph
W. Robinson is a lawyer, al
though at the present time he is
not in very good standing, he
having some months ago unduly
criticised the court for which he
was suspended from practice tor
six months, He, however, is a
fire eating lawyer and has had
more or less success as an at
"Johnny, what's a patriot?"
"A boy who'd rather miss see
m' de game dan go in on a ball
knocked over de fence by de
yisitin' team." —Louisville Cour
It has cost Mr. Hearst over
$100,000 to find that The Post was
giving him straight goods when
it told him he was not elected
Mayor. If Mr. Hearst will pin
his faith to The Post and pay no
heed to his own papers he will
save money.—Houston Post.
The irrepressible, übiquitous,
mysterious Negro has butted in
again; and some of our friends
are ill at ease on account of it.
During the National Educational
Association held recently at
Cleveland, Ohio, a National In
ter-City Spelling Bee was held.
Five hundred words were sub
mitted, 100 written and 400 oral.
A Negro child of thirteen years,
by the name of Marie Bolden,
daughter of John L. Bolden, a
mail carrier of Cleveland, made
a perfect score. Miss Bolden
spelled every word in the con
iest, bringing victory to the
Cleveland team and glory to her
self, and thereby has set New
Orleans agog. As far as she
was concerned she was innocent
of any mischief.
New Orleans has been literally
stirred on account of the inci
dent, for be it remembered that
one of the contesting teams was
from New Orleons, under the di
rection of superintendent of
city schools, Mr. Warren Easton.
The New Orleans team took third
place in the contest. That a
team of this city should be pitted
against a team in which there
was a Negro child has provoked
considerable discussion. The
Times - Democrat particularly
taking umbrage referring to the
incident as an "unfortunate ex
perience from whatever point of
view it is considered." So seri
ous was the matter regarded by
the school board of this city that
the question occupied the most
part of an entire evening session
of the board, and after consider
able discussion, the superintend
ent, Mr. Warren Easton was cen
surred by the passing of the fol
lowing resolutions:
Resolved, That it is the sense
of this board that we deeply de
plore and regret the unfortunate
occurrence at Cleveland and the
pitting of our children against a
Resolved, Further that we
condemn the action of the super
tcndent throughout the whole af
fair! as unwise and the result ot
Inkeeper-Thatman over there
who began with venison has just
ordered some roast mutton. Is ow
we are in for it. - Fhegende
♦'An artist," said the man with
pointed whiskers, "must not
think about money."
"I suppose not, answered
Mr Cumrox. "Every time I buy
a new picture the artist wants
enough to keep him from think
ing of money for the rest of his
life.'' - Washington Star.
"Oh, doctor," exclaimed the
nervous young wife, as the em
inent surgeon entered the sick
room, "if an operation is neces
sary we want you to operate im
mediately! Expense is no ob
ject at all." ..
"We will operate at once,' re
plied the eminent surgeon, with
out looking at the patient. -Her
tzberger's Weekly.
Sunday School Teacher-And
you have no brothers or sisters?
Little Edna-No' ma'am. I
am all the children we've got.
-New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Two Irishmen were about to
run a race to a certain tree by
different routes. Suddenly Mike
slapped Pat on the back and ask
ed how they were to tell who
reached the destination first.
After a moment's thought Pat
"I till yez, Mike, if I get there
first I'll make a mark on that
tree with this piece of chalk, and
if you get there first you rub it
very poor judgment.
The Times - Democrat brings
into its discussion of the incident
the question of the keeping the
races apart and brings from the
closet the skeleton of reconstruc
tion days, and then shakes the
red rag of social equality, all be
cause a girl who happened to be
a Negro innocently and unwit
tingly spelling every word, won
a victory over her Southern con
testants. We have been puzzled
more than onoe as to the term
social equaltty. It seeems as
though it has illimitable expan
sion so that it may include every
conceivable notion on the race
qustion. As to the question of
social equality being involved in
the Cleveland spelling bee we
have not been able to see it.
There was no more social equal
ity there than when the black
and white applicants take the
Civil Service examination at the
same time in the city. There
was no more a question of social
equality than where white wom
en serve Negroes in stores—dry
goods, grocery and otherwise.
And in instances in this city
where white women serve spirit
uous drinks to Negro men. It
is no more a question of social
equality in the Cleveland spell
ing bee than where Negro labor
ers and white laborers work on
the same ship on the levee front
of the city. It is no more a ques
tion of social equality than when
white teachers teach Negro chil
dren in this city. It is no more
a question of social equality than
when Negro servants care for
the first born of the first families
of the South. To bring in the
question of social equality at this
stage in the incident is but to
reveal a weakness on the part of
our friends that is simply pitiable.
A championship that is won by
barring a contestant who has the
least possible chance of winning
is not worth the name. It seems
to u» if the contest is to be a con
test at all the entries must be
open to all, barring none. Then
the winners will be winners
Magistrate ) sternly) -Didn't I
tell you the last time you were
here I never wanted you to come
before me again?
Prisoner — Yes, sir: but I
couldn't make the policeman be
lieve it. -Tid-bits.
Hyker-Why did you give up
Pyker—ln order to marry a
rich widow.
Hyker—l fail to see the con
Pyker—She refused to give up
her weeds unless I would give up
mine.— Chicago News.
"I hope driver, that you will
not run away with me."
"Bless yer, no mum! I've got
a wife and six kids at home al
ready—London Opinion.
Bride (soon after the marriage)
That jeweler who sold you the
wedding ring sadly overcharged
Groom — The rogue! And I
have bought four engagement
rings from him—Meggendorfer
Faddist Visitor—Are you al
lowed in this prison any exercise
beneficial for your health?
Convict—Oh, yep, ma'am. By
advice of my counsel I have been
skipping the rope.
Gentleman (to cigar dealer) —
Have you any So-and-So in stock?
How are they?
Dealer—First-class, sir. This
last lot is an extremely fiine one.
Gentleman (departing) Thanks;
you wrote that they were very
poor, but I am pleased to find
that you were mistaken. lam
the manufacturer. Good-day.-
Philadelphia Enquirer.
indeed, This is the only legiti
mate way to look at a contest. The
Times-D«jnocrat of this city re
minds us of boyhood days when
in games of sport some big strap
ping fellow or some expert—say
for instance, in a baseball team,
of whom we were afraid would
appear in the line up. The first
thing to do would be to rule him
out and thus weaken the oppon
ent. In such cases victory might
come but victory would be cheap.
And so it is. The Cleveland
spelling bee would not have been
worthy of the name if it had
sought to bar any individual that
gave any sort of promise of mak
ing a respectable contest.
But this Negro girl has occa
sioned a great deal of trouble of
almost endless discussion in this
city and the humiliation and em
barrassment to the superintend
ent of public schools. But what
is more interesting to us than all
else is the frequency with which
Negroes take the prizes offered.
It certainly appears that we get
our share of the honors consider
ing the number entered into the
contests. This certainly should
be encouraging to the Negroes
when the skies are threatening
and when it is reputed that a
book purporting to prove that
the Negro is a beast has a circu
lation of something like 70,000.
It would appear that this victory
on the part of this Negro girl is
of optimistic significance and one
that should fnrnish inspiration
to the entire act race. Let us re
ceive this victory with modesty
and with encouragement. We
are not surprised that there are
those who chafe under the fact
that a Negro girl in the pres
ence of six thousand persons
takes the medal as champion
speller of the country, for the
"cry incident punctures tremend
ously the theory of the incapac
ity of the Negro and the theory
of the incapacity of the incapac
of the negro and the fore-ordain
ed, predestinated, indisputable,
irrefutable superiority of the
white man. —S. W. C. Advocate.
It is reasonable to expect that
Mr. Rockfeller's biography will
be illuminating. —Milwaukee Sen
In the absence of Uncle Joe in
in the Persian House, the Shah's
cannon wins out. — New York
Evening Mail.
Mr. Taft has been very suc
cessful in making himself popu
lar with the college men without
being reproved by any of the
professors.—Washington Star.
We hope the man who is writ
ing John D. Rockefeller's bio
graphy will be very careful not
to use any words that John does
not understrnd. —Chicago News.
The police of New York declare
that blackmail is on the increase.
We know of no one better able
to give inside statistics on this
crime. —Cleveland Leader.
E. H. Harriman has engaged
the famous oarsman, Ten Eyck,
to teach his sons to row. The
boys are said to take naturally to
water. — Springfield Republican.
An expert canoest is about to
shoot the Whirpool Rapids at Ni
agra. Shooting himself would
be a more expeditious way. —De
troit News.
John Pierpont Morgan having
been made a doctor of law, it
would be interesting to know just
what laws he intends to doctor.
—Detroit Free Press.
There are states which require
a citzen to read sections of the
Constitution but none of them are
cruel enough to make him read
the platform. — Atlanta Journal.

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