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child think that such baseless and frivolous
charge would for a moment be considered, knowing as I do his private life is blameless and no one will dare, before any constituted authority from which punishment may come for false swearing, appear? Judge Hanford's opinions upon the bench have always exhibited an underlying thought of abstract justice as far as written statutes would permit. The people must not complain of court decisions for discrepancies which their law givers are responsible, and I am satisfied that the Honorable Judge of the United Slates district court of this circuit, finds sound reasoning in his decisions even when overruled. As to his decisions upon corpor ation cases which seems to be attacked, the people must recollect that the judiciary has helped to build up this great Northwest and if inadequate legislation has been at fault in protecting rights, the judiciary can not be held accountable. The court must administer the law as written, not as devel oping conditions would have it. 1 surely regret that Mr. Perry should have made the attack upon Judge Hanford. It was not necessary from his position as a lawyer nor any benefit to his clients. If he lost for a time his cause, the spleen of dis appointment should have urged him to seek a lawyer-like course. Judge Hanford is a man of patriotic fer vor—he believes in the perpetuity of the constitution of the United States as the very basic principle of our Republic; to disturb that constitution, except upon some grounds as laid down by our fathers, is a profanation, and I am glad to say to the Republican read ers that his last act of refusing to open the Olesson case at Tacoma, is to my mind, not only judicially sound, but cannot be contro verted from any standpoint of statute or law, and seems to me to be the decision of an old Roman who would be willing to sacrifice his position for the safety of the Republic. SHORT SHARP SHOTS. A Connecticut Congressman announces that he is going to quit after this session. A lot of others will quit, the announcement being made by the voters. —Philadelphia North American. Reduce the capitalization of the coal-trust to nn honest basis and thus cut down the coal-bills, says Woodrow Wilson. A scien tific plan for burning water. —Philadelphia North American. Governor Harmon say® that he has five times been the candidate of his party and has never been defeated. No wonder Mr. Bryan does not think him a real Democrat. — Charleston News and Courier. More than $7,000 has mysteriously disap peared from the army safe at Fort Harri son. Maybe the commanding officer had beefsteak for dinner. —Charleston News and Courier. Those who wonder at the increase in law lessness in New York need only to give thoughtful contemplation to the face that there are 11,463 lawyers in New York.— Kansas City Star. THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN Persons in the Public E*ye Daniel Hudson Burnham, a noted Chicago architect who died in Heidelberg, Germany not long since, was the chief architect of the Columbian Exposition, lead in the rebuilding of Manila and likewise San Francisco after the earthquake. Chicago's magnificence is due largely to Mr. Burnham's architectural skill. Lyman J. Abbott, the preacher-editor of the Outlook of New York, may have been a man of high ideals, but he has become so much concerned in. the selfish success of Theodore Roosevelt that political muck-rak ing has taken the place of mental and moral philosophy in the columns of his paper, and while the paper may be read by a greater number of persons, yet it has not the general influence for good that it once had. Frank Goodrich Woodworth, a missionary from the North to the South, immediately after the great Civil war, who confined his work to Negroes, has just retired from the presidency of Tougaloo University, Missis sippi, after a continuous service covering twenty-five years. Dr. Woodworth succeeded in making the school one of the most helpful in the whole South for Negroes, and he leaves it to the regret of all classes in and about the school. Margaret E. Sangster of New Jersey. who recently passed to the great beyond, gained world-wide fame through her writings of women and children. She was for ten years editor of Harpers' Bazar. She was a con tributor to other periodicals and journals in which the women and children are more or less interested, and she never failed to please them. Elihu P. Root, United States senator from New York, who acted as temporary chair man of the late National Republican Con vention, was four years ago Roosevelt's first choice as his successor, but he later changed to Taft. Root is being groomed for the nomination four years from now and it is said that at the time he consented to act as temporary chairman he entertained hopes that he would be the Republican dark horse for the nomination. Like Clay and Web ster, he will never reach the goal of his political ambition. Ernest P. Bicknell, national director of the American Red Cross, says: "Only $50,- 000 has been contributed for the sufferers of the Mississippi floods and that, too, when there are something like 150,000 refugees de pendent upon charity. The loss of property is estimated at one hundred million dollars. Had the most of the millions squandered in the late National Republican Convention been sent to those sufferers there per haps would not have been such a hot time between the Taft and Roosevelt forces. Lewis L. Fawcett, a Brooklyn, New York jurist, says: '' Out of the 2,700 cases I have tried within the past five and a half years none at the time of the alleged offense or ever had been an active member of any FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1912. church." It occurs to the writer that it's the home missionary field where the most of the missionaries of Christian churches should do their hardest work, lest we soon drift into a nation of criminals. John D. Rockefeller's fortune now amounts to $900,000,000. so declares one of his at torneys, and it has increased $100,000,000 since the dissolution of the Standard Oil Trust. This modern Croesus has been able to accumulate the greater part of the wealth of the world under his own vine and fig-tree by corrupt legislation, for which both the Republican and Democratic parties are re sponsible. Is it not time to call a halt? D. B. Ward, of Seattle, has just caused to be published a brief history of the travels, trials and tribulations of a colony of pio neers, entitled: "Across the Plains in 1853," which is about as interesting and instruc tive narrative as one is liable to run across in a good many moons. To view the country he so vividly as well picturesquely describes in its wildest state, would strike one as if the hand of magic figured conspicuously in its rapid change. Ira P. Englehart of North Yakima, is a member of the committee named by the State Bar Association to look into the charges made by J. H. Perry against Judge Hanford. The other members of the committee are the Hon. George Turner, T. L. Stiles and H. B. Hadley, all ex-members of the state supreme court and men with unsullied reputations and the highest specimens of American citi zenship, but Englehart has the reputation of being one of the most despicable as well as unscrupulous political tricksters outside of the penitentiary. "When a member of the legislature he trained with the Ed Palmer political poltroons, none of whom ever lost an opportunity to turn a trick for some corporation. It is because the Republican party allowed such avaricious political pole cats to direct its- destinies that it is now struggling for its life. There is no doubt in our mind but that Judge Hanford has been shamefully lied about, but to be given a clean bill of sale as to character by Ira P. Englehart will not get him very far from the pool of polution to which he has been dragged by men willing to tear their fellow man to pieces that they might succeed. We hope, because we believe Judge Hanford fair and square, that Ira Englehart, the mushy gum-shoer, will be dropped from the commit tee. Chicago may have had hotter days, but it was when the earth was a moulten mass and Teddy was a soul sleeper. When Lafe Hamilton and Billie Carle get in the same bed, then there is no longer any doubt that "polities make strange bed-fel lows." Investigated Senators are wise to retire while the whitewash is still fresh and spot less. —Springfield Republican.