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The Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cents.
is published every Friday by Cayton Publishing
Subscriptions, $3 per year; six months, $1.50;
postage prepaid.
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice
at Seattle.
Main 305 427 Epier Block
Seattle, Washington
SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, - - - Associate
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."
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.

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