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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 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON, - - - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, • - - Associate SOME REAL LIVE ANARCHISTIC SUP- PORT. One of Judge Hanford's wannest support ers in Seattle is the Seattle Republican, a paper published, we are told, by several Negroes. The utterances of the paper have for the most part indicated that they have been written by intelligent men, but one story printed in a recent issue in defense of the spotless Hanford shows that they have jumped the track of intellectuality and seem to be running amuck on the .side track of anarchy. Charges have been preferred against llanf'ord became he refused t<> grani a man by the name of Olsson naturalization papers on the grounds that he was <vi an archist, it is said. The Republican conies out for their champion, the "veteran jurist." and says that Attorney Perry is a character assassin and that if it is proved that the charges which Mr. Perry has made against Hanford are false, then people should not blame Hanford's sons if they should "arm themselves and shoot the life out of their father's maligner." It is too bad that tin- Republican editors should resort to their jungle teaching and preach anarchy of a character bespeaking their unfitness for citizenship in this coun try. If they aren't careful Judge Hanford will revoke their citizenship as he may <-on sider it unsafe fcr them to be at large. If it has so happened that Attorney Perry has made false charges, we have courts for the correction of such evils and no one who has the good of the commonwealth in mind will preach anarchy, murder and lawlessness of the type referred to a as substitute for legal procedure. Their very doing so might incline one to believe that they did not have the greatest faith in the integrity of the court which they would uphold in such vigorous terms. —Washington State Journal. The Journal like many of our contempo raries can net take issue with us without wringing in our alleged race classification. The editor of The Seattle Republican en deavors to issue a paper in whose columns matters of interest to all mankind without regard to race, color, or class, can always be found. This paper does net pose as a special champion of Judge Hanford, but it does pose as a champion for just as square deal for him as the Journal does for the red handed anarchists. The article referred to did not brand Attorney Perry as a charac ter assassin, but it did say, he was such un SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1912. loss lie came forward with the evidence and it properly corroborated in proof of what he said about Judge Ilanford. The article did not advocate violence being done to Mr. Perry by the sons of Judge Hanford, unless there is no law on the statute book, in case he failed to prove his ease, whereby he could be punished. When it comes to practicing "jungle methods" then the practices of our ancestry will compare very favorably with those of the ancestry of the editor of the Journal. It was only a few days ago that the class of citizens of this country to which the editor of the Journal is proud to boast of being a member, lynched a woman who was a member of another class, weaker a hun dred time* over both in numbers and in standing than themselves. Any man alone that will abuse a woman of any race, color or class, is a brute of the lowest and most despiceable type, but for them to form a mob and lynch her is a million times more heathenish than a Hotentoi in the jungles of Africa and half-starved, would think of doing. ll' there is so much law and order in this country then we suggest thai sonic of those anarchistic leaders at the Dreamland Rink meeting, whe argued for te lynching of Judge Ilanford, learn and practice some of it. If Judge Ilanford had broken the law there Avas ;i Way to reach his case, why did they not resort to it. instead of assembling a mob and inciting ii to riot and rebellion. We know that the articles appearing in The Seattle Republican from time to time are "written by intelligent men." hut it would be a sad reflection en their intelligence if The Seattle Republican would return the compliment as to the Journal. lii spite of the rantings of the opponents of Judge Hanford, nothing ;is yel has been brought oul in the investigation to pro.ye that a hundredth part of the hulabaloo that has been made ever this matter need to have been kicked up. Granted, the judge took a drink, yes many drinks, even then he did no more than the average judge all over this country docs. Show US the judge that docs not take a drink and we will prove to your satisfaction that he is the exception and not the rule, (.ranted, thai Judge Hanford vi sited the ladies, even then he docs no more than any ether man. and in view of the fact he is a single man, what more could be ex pected. It's all an attempt to make a moun tain out of a mole hill because Hanford on the bench has not pleased a few 'wild vy*^\ anarchists of the Oliver T. Erickson stripe, who do not know nor have never practiced the first principles of patriotism. Let's be lib eral, but at all times let's be fair to < ur fel low man, for Hanford is only human and does things as he sees them just as any other hard headed independent American citizen does. Triple plays are always exciting and they are doubly so when a pistol ball instead of a baseball is used. VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 12. THOSE COLORED DELEGATES. The part the "colored" delegates played in the Chicago Convention has been the top ics of discussion and newspaper comment throughout Christendom. If they did a hun dredth part toward bringing about the nom ination of President Taft that they have been credited with, then they after all were the real men cf that convention, and the Roose velt-La Follette adherents should have sought to put "colored" delegates in charge of their respective presidential campaigns, instead of those who were. They would have done well to have said as did Abraham Lincoln, when informed by Grant's critics, he was drunk the most of the time, "Tell me what kind of whiskey he uses that I may send a lot cf it to more of the Union gen erals," was the cutting reply of the man of sorrow. There were 66 colored delegates in the Chicago Convention all from the south and of that number sixteen were for Roose velt and openly fought Taft. If then the fifty "colored delegates, who represented nothing, which is a fact) as argued a leading paper, did all this, then the country has not seen their equal in valor and polit ical shrewdness in all her varied and various history. We do not believe the Republican party should follow in the foot steps of the De mocratic party and disfranchise the colored voter of the South, but we do argue and con tend that the Republican party should cut down the base of representation in tin' South in proportion to the votes cast for members of the electoral college. If this was done then there would be fewer color ed or white delegates in the National Re publican Convention that nominated presi dents from the South, where there are no Republicans, in the general elections, and at the same time there would be fewer votes Ifom the South in the electorial college to elect a president. The colored man has peaceably submitted to his disfranchfeement. but he is not responsible for it taking a thousand per cent mor evotes in the North to elect a member of Congress than it does in the South. Quit cussing the "niggers" of the South for a condition that you your self refused to remedy because you did ml want to hurt the feelings of the Southern Democrats, who would lose, if represented in Congress in proportion to the votes cast for their candidates, more than fifty per cent of their present number. We believe the c< Lored vote of the North is going to be loyal to Taft in the November election, if for no other reason than because he showed more real friendship toward them than either Roosevelt or Woodrow Wilson. It's well that the Democratic party starts out with a Marshal for the protection of Wilson as the wild "ass" is liable to run amuck before the battle is over and a cool headed captain to marshall the disorganized forces will be essentially necessary.