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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 postoffice at Seattle. CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. Main 305 427 Epier Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON, - - - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, - - - Associate WHAT ABOUT THE NEGRO? An old adage runs: "It's an ill Avind thai blows no one good," and many of the Ne groes of this country are arguing that the new Rooseveli party will prove a vreitable elixir of life to their apparently dying polit ical condition —not that either Elooseveltism or Tal'tism will love them more, hut will actu ally need them more than ever before in their voting history. At this early stage of the game it is a question, so far as the Negro is concerned, as to whether it is best for him to bang with Tafi or trot with Teddy. One thing is certain, however, he should have no time or consideration for the nominee of the Democratic party. In politics it matters not vhat party the Negro goes to he is persona non grata; that is, it he expects any recog nition from such party for services rendered. In the North he has the privilege of voting for whatever part.v he wanis, but in the South his vote under no consideration does the Democrats want nor will they have him. If the fight between Tafl and Roosevelt be comes as strenuous as it now gives evidence of, then the Negro vote in the North will be worth bidding for, and the successful party getting it may extend recognition to him in a way no party has ever yet done. What will become of the Negro in the New World —Americas—is an unsolved problem, but he is so numerous at present that he must be reckoned with, unless he is completely elim inated, which will hardly be done. Late statistics concerning the Negro in America is as follows: "There are 25,000,000 Negroes in the new world, distributed as follows: Thirty thou sand in the Domini.»n of Canada: 10,000,000 in the United States; 5,756,000 in the West Indies; 117,000 in Central America; 60,000 in Venezuela and Colombia; 225.000 in the Guineas; 8,300,000 in Brazil and !)0,000 in the remainder of South America." WAS IT BUNCUM? Bryan's resolution in the National Demo cratic convent ion, which was overwhelming ly passed, absolving the Democratic nomi nees from any and every financial obligation to the men of this country with the money, shows that Bryan still controls the Demo cratic party, though it refused to nominate him for president. The nominee of the party may accepi (he Domination, knowing this plank to be in the platform, but we do not believe lie will live up to its commands. The SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. JUNE 28, 1912. money manipulators of this country as abso lutely control the actions of the Democratic party as they do the' Republican party, and it matters not which party wins in November nothing in the way of legislation will be en acted that will in any way prevent them from taking advantage of the taxpayers and the public in general. In the United Stales and in taci almosi every other country, money talks and the man with the money has from one hundred to one thousand times more influence than the man working for him. A majority of the delegates voted for that resolution for political buncuni. knowing full well that it would never be en forced. DID HE SHOOT TOO QUICK? Perhaps S. B. Dawson, the hotel clerk, was justified in shooting the man in the hotel, who held a gun on him and demand ed money, but it looks as if the man was next to beastly drunk and hardly knew what he was doing. If he were not drunk then he did not have any idea that Dawson was taking what he said seriously or he would not have permitted Diiwson to walk over to the desk, though his hands were up, and gel a pistol and. shoot him dead. It was evi dently a huge drunken joke on his part, which cost him his life. We can hardly be lieve that even Dawson believed thai he w;is being " highwayed." bui the joke provoked him and he Bred a 1 his provocator in a lil of madness. The law may be all on his side, but hotel proprietors should be careful to not employ men as clerks who will shout on slight provocation. ALLEN FOR KING. Seattle's Qolden Potlatch advocates and promoters could not find a better or more popular man for king or chief than George W. Allen, the leading candidate for the honor. Mr. Allen is one of Seattle's best business men and he will be useful as well as ornamental in presiding over (he festive ceremonies of the Potlatch. While the whole is planned for a week's fun for both the vis itors and the citizens of the town, yet the head of the affair must also have an eye sin gle to the future business of the city and this Mr. Allen will have in case he is elected. Such a position should be filled by a man af fable, congenial and liberal minded with the whole, built up on business principles, and Mr. Allen has the happy faculty of combin ing them all. WILFUL WASTE OF MONEY. Politics is said to be responsible for the seeming silly investigation that Congress has a committee of three now working upon in Seattle. The investigation of Judge llan ford will cost the taxpayers something like $20,000, and it is fair to presume that not an iota's Itenetit will ever he derived therefrom. Politics prompted Gen. Wickwsharo to order the Olsson case reopened and politics VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 11. prompted Congress to order and investiga tion. Had not this been a year of polities Judge Hanford's actions would have been universally commended instead of con demned as ii has been. It's a sad commen tary on our civilization when the destinies of our government are made dependent upon the shifting political whims of ambitious politicians. Let polities come and let politics go. bul let Hie affairs of our government run on forever and be administered without fear or favor. King County is preparing to have an old fashioned country fair in September, and those working for it are of the opinion thai it will be a gigantic success. A splendid premium lisi has been decided upon and many entries have been contracted for. The executive committee of the association meets every Monday in the I'refontaine building and is glad to have you mccl with it and have suggestions made by those interested for its complete success. Next Thursday the United States will again celebrate its natal day, and from the general preparations being made in the va rious communities of the state as reported in tin 1 weekly press, it looks as i!" it will be one of tin 1 most enthusiastic celebrations ever before reported in the Northwest. Ow ing to many attacks on the flag of this coun try, an extra amount of patriotism has been poured OUI and men and women, who love Iheir country and their country's flag, will make extra efforts next Thursday to show the same. Not a business wheel should be turned that day, and ;is many as possible should assemble together for patriotic dem onstrations. Let Old Glory flutter in the breeze and the American eagle make music in the air. A few mouths ago and it was the munici pal officials of Seattle thai were in the lime light, some of whom were indicted for mal feasance and one of whom is now in the peni tentiary. It was by no means a pleasani piece of publicity for Seattle, but she lived through it and is now a clean city, or as clean as big cities seem to ever get in the United States. Portland, Oregon, tried to lake advantage of Seattle's shake-up and many of Seattle's undesirable characters took up their abode in Portland, which city for a time prospered financially. A. <<. Rushlighi was elected mayor on a wide-open platform and he did not fail to throw open the gates. Cities, however, cannot long ex ist in such a state of affairs, and now the high officials of Portland have been indicted for malfeasance in office, and perhaps it will nol he many moons before some of then] will likewise be in stripes. Live up 1o Hie law and (|iiit trying to beat the law and there will be less trouble. His former greatness I<> the contrary not withstanding, Eioose is now only a Rooster.