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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 postofflce at Seattle. CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. Main 305 427 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON, - - • Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, • • • Associate WHEN A FELLOW DIES. I've noticed when a fellow dies, no matter what he's been— A saintly chap or one whose life was darkly steeped in sin— His friends forget the bitter words they spoke but yesterday, And now they find a multitude of pretty things to say. I fancy when I go to rest some one will bring to light Some kindly word or goodly act long buried out of sight; But, if its all the same to you, just give to me instead The bouquets while I'm living and the knocking when I'm dead. Don't save your kisses to imprint upon my marble brow, While countless maledictions are hurled up on me now; Say just one kindly word to me while I mourn here alone, And don't save all your eulogy to carve upon a stone! What do I care if when I'm dead the Bloom iagdalfl Gazette (Jives me write-up with a cut in mourning borders set; It will not flatter me a bit, no matter what is said, So kindly throw your bouquets now —knock me when I'm dead. It may be fine when one is dead, to have the folks talk so, To have the flowers come in loads from rela tives, you know; It may be nice to have these things from those you leave behind, Hut just as far as I'm concerned, I really do not mind. I'm quite alive and well today, and while I linger here. Lead me a helping hand at times —give me a word of cheer; Just change the game a little bit; just kindly swap the decks, For I will be no judge of flowers when I've cashed in my checks. —New York Sun. This is absolutely the hottest June the Puget Sound country has seen for the past twelve months. It's simply a record breaker. Publishers of weekly papers in Walla SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. JUNE 21, 1912. Walla county have already harvested their political Hay crop and we understand it was a bumper. So many "ideal days" are manufactured and sent to Western Washington this season that they are no longer topics of conversa tion, and that is saying a good deal. The poor man who runs for an office under the direct primary law must feel, when it's all over that he was as big a fool as was Thompson's colt, which swam the river to get a drink. Having succeeded in establishing a "white man's government" in Cuba, Uncle Sam can now gracefully withdraw hie forces from that island and look back at the work and say: "well done." Though he may not merit freedom, yet it would be a world-wide relief to humanity if Harry K. Thaw was released from the asylum that his worthless name might drop out of public print. In trying to do Uncle Sam out of his on the part of those he employs it is another in stance of "fools rush in where angels fear to tread." We trust there are no more in the Seattle postoffice, who think they are as slick as Class. Losing "good time" so far as J. B. Mc- Namara is concerned will not shorten his stay in prison very much, if any, and Johnny should endeavor to make himself just as comfortable as is convenient under trying circumstances, as he will get the worst of it if he orders a "strike." The Associated Press has begun to kill the insurreeto general in Cuba, and as the most of the copper-colored Spanish insurree to generals have nine lives, judging from the number of times they are "killed," those in sympathy with the revolution can get ready for many mourning days. Seattle proper does not need an increase of population one-half so badly as do the farming communities about Seattle. With these communities properly developed Seat tle will become not only the mart for Alaska, but for the Orient as well. More to sell is what Seattle is sadly in need of at the pres ent time. It begins to look as if the municipal tele phone system for Seattle is going to get as badly spiked as the municipal street railway system. The corporation magnate always loses when he goes before the people, but he always has a joker up his sleeves when he goes before the city council. The love of money is the root of all evil. True to his native customs, John Sharp Williams, a senator from Mississippi, is VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 11. against "washing himself" and wants the bathing- accommodations taken away from the senators in the national capital building. In all probability John is tiring of acting like real folks and wants to go down to the river and go in swimming, but hates to go alone. If you think for a minute that the coun try is going to the dimnation bow-wows on account of the seeming chaotic political con ditions, then you have little or no confidence in yourself. Vote your honest convictions without fear or favor and there is no doubt but that the old ship of state will steam safely into port after the storm right side up with care Do your duty as a patriotic citizen and victory for right will prevail. If it is a fact that the Negro delegates from the South sold their votes at fancy prices at the Chicago convention, they prob ably did so to even up things for having been robbed of all the federal sop in the South. It begins to look ;is if the game of politics in America is a pretty dirty one, look at it as you will or may. It is a fact, as nays W. J. R, the Demo crats never use the "steam roller," politic ally speaking, but they do use the shotgun and lyndier's limb with telling effect, and as a result the presidential nominee of the party under all conditions is dead sure of a "solid South." Since "steam rolling" does not kill its victim outright, in fad does lit tle else but muss I heir political dunnage up it is a million times more preferable to man than the Democrat's murderous shotgun pol icy. "lie very careful about believing all you sec iii newtspopers," wrote Mayor Gaynor in reply to a question for an interview on ''What I had to say to the readers of 2,000 newspapers." It' Mayor Gay nor 's statement be correct then the newspapers are not the great public educators they claim them selves to be; yea they are so unreliable that the public should have no confidence in them. Every word and line found in a newspaper should be absolutely correct, and then it would be civilization's guiding star as it claims to be. Does he suggest a bolt in any of these re corded particulars.—Harper's Weekly. That awful silence just now is made by William J. Bryan getting ready to run again. —Detroit Free Press. Suspicious. "My father talked me into taking the course in domestic science." "And how do you like domestic science?" "Well, it looks like ordinary kitchen work to me. If my suspicious are confirmed I shall drop the course and make father buy me a $50 hat."—Washington Herald.