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The Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cents. THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN Is published every Friday by Cayton Publishing Company. Subscriptions, $3 per year; six months, $1.50; postage prepaid. Entered as second-class matter at the postofffce at Seattle. CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. Wain 305 427 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON, - - - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, - - - Associate "A white man," commented a black man one day this week, "who lives here and does not show the very highest respect for the United States government should have a millstone placed about his neck and thrown into the ocean, for this is a land of opportunities and every one of them is open to the white man. It's a land of pleasure and none is too good for the white man. and the white man, whether anarchist, socialist or plain every day citizen, that is not satisfied with such a country is totally devoid of public gratitude. The case is quite different with the black man. It's only the minor opportunities that are open to him and not too many oi: them. The most of the black men are will ing to work and willing to do business, hut the "door of hope" is for the most part closed against them. They are denied accom modations, entertainment and amusen ent in all public places and if served at all it's under protest, but in spite of all them obstacles they are always loyal to the flag, true to the country and lawabiding citizens. How strange that such patriotism should always be met with public insults and rebuffs. This seems to be a year of government disturbances and destructive revolutions. China lead off with a revolution that over turned the old government. Mexican revo lutionists have taken on a new lease of life and i new government may be inaugurated in that country at no distant date. The revolution in Cuba is gaining much head way and if it continues to grow Uncle Sam will be forced to intervene. Even in the United States there is more or less dis satisfaction with government usages and before the year closes the government may undergo a most marked change. Over in England, whose government is said to be as stable as a mountain range, disturbances continue to rise above the horizon. Nothing more conclusively shows that this and other governments are in a chaotic state than the high cost of living at pres ent, which is as great if not greater than it was prior to, during and immediately after the great Civil war. Steaks all over the United States are being sold at 32 cents per pound and other meats are equal ly high. Everything one eats costs twice and three times what it did a decade ago and the end is not yet in sight. If these SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1912. high prices continue there will be a great <I« j;tl of unrest even in the United States. Sonic years ago a man did his duty to ward a woman and it was so unexpected that, when she died she left him a small fortune. It's an ill wind that blows no one good and in the hope of getting a fortune we trust all manner of men will learn to be more courteous toward women. Upon the shoulders of Tom Dovell and Big Bill Jones will fall the work of the Taft delegation at Chicago from the state of Washington. Had there have been fourteen instead of two of the stripe of these men Washington would have been heard from in the Chicago setoo. Selfish ness has been responsible for more failures than any other besetting sin. Whether Darrow, Franklin or Frederick will be the goat in the Darrow legal entan glement is still an open question. When Senator Kern denounced Lorimer A million dollars is a whole lot c£ money it looked like a genuine case of the pot calling the kettle black. to give up for the restoration of a husband and especially when there are so many good men who would fill the bill, and in our opin ion, a woman would not do it. From the number of "big ones" at the Dr. Matthews reception the floor as well as the table groaned under its load. My seat in glory against a stale doughnut there will never be another wheel turned in Irondale, Bausman & Kelleher to the con- trary notwithstanding. "Five Smotbored to Death," is a Star head line. Did you expect them to be smothered to life? A Boston woman wants a divorce because her husband only provided pork chops for her meals. That shows how crazy Boston women are, as other women's husbands can't nuke money enough to periodically give them a pork chop. There is hardly any doubt but that Frank lin is telling a lie as declares Gompers, but nobody believes Gompers. We suspect that Colman dock hero would much prefer a lucrative life-time position to a Carnegie medal. It woauld certainly be more comforting in times of need. Unless the Smith estate gets busy its forty two story Seattle building will be thirteen stories behind a New York sky-scraper. Call the bluff, Mr. Smith. It might be well for Mr. Engle, clerk of Judge Hanford's court, to not lose his LVOLUME XIV, NUMBER 10. head over that magazine article lest in the melee he likewise lose his job, not that he would be found guilty of wrong-doing in rcffiee, but because it would be consid ered best for the good of the government. Damage suits against newspapers and maga zines always call for more talk and some -1 imes begin the unwidnding of a seemingly endless ball. Evidently the black and tans of Cuba are getting the better of the scrap, as Uncle Sam's "blue coats" are being landed again on Cuban soil. The disgraceful row preeipnated by Pros ecutor Fredericks in the Darrow trial, which almost resulted in a personal encoun ter, has done more to give that trial the ap pearance of a farce comedy than anything else that has happened in the proceedings and that is saying a good deal. Chicago may have never before seen bet ter conventions, financially speaking, but she has seen much quieter conventions than the one that will soon be pulled off there, and that's no dream. That bull con story in the Seattle Daily Times about Burns railroading innocent ment to prison reminds us of the fellow that dreamed of finding fabulous wealth and marking the spot of the hidden treasure only to wake up and find the spot marked was by the bed post instead of by a tree in the forest. Tt is estimated that at present the So cialist party could coast a million votes in the United States, but if Roosevelt is defeated at Chicago ten time sthat number is liable to cast for T. R. their presidential candidate. In the past every slum of the earth lias been given the right of full and free citi zenship in the United States and we can not see how Judge Hanford can improve or help conditions by denying one more poor crazy fool full fledged citizenship. Prof. E. S. Meany, of the Washington University, has received a package of eidel weiss seds from which grows the most cher ished flower of the European Alps, it be ing sent him from Anton Lang, Switzer land. Prof. Meany intends to plant the seeds on the top of Mt. Rainier next sum mer and it is to be hoped that that famous flower will soon be growing as luxuriantly there as on its native mountain. The first shipment of gold from Alaska to the Sound arrived by the steamer Port land, July 17, 1897. In commemoration of which we are to celebrate the Golden Pot latch.