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The Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cents. POLITICIANS Local politics is gradually wanning up, but it will not become a warm number until the Bull Moose Convention at Chicago de cides whether or not there will be a third party. It is the consensus of opinion, that Roosevelt will advise against a third party, but it also looks as if he has lost control of the situation and in spite of his opposition the convention will recommend the organ izing of a third party and put a ticket in the field for president and constable and all in tervening offices. The Bull Moose conven tion is to be presided over by a New Orleans Democrat, which would seem to indicate that, the sage of Oyster Bay proposes to car ry the fight to the sunny south. If he makes any headway there he will succeed in throw ing the next presidential election in the House, which would probably mean the elec tion of Hadley, Cummins or La Follette. # * * In case a third ticket is decided upon for this state, W. 11. Paulhamus would in all hu man probability be the choice for governor, and leave the Republican scrap to Laurence and Hay. Just how strong Paulhamus is is problematical just now. Sure it is that he is too late getting into the field to capture the regular Republican nomination. Whether or not he would have any show of election on a "third ticket" with Hay or Laurence his Republican opponent, and Goodman, !31ack or Todd his Democratic opponent is likewise problematical, but the old political war horse in the Republican party snifts danger afar and says, there is grave danger of a Democrat succeeding Myron E. Hay as governor of the state of Washington, if this trouble in the Republican party continues. # # # There is no denying that there are a great many progressives, who favor a third party, and if a third party is organized there will be a wild scramble to get on the ticket. It looks as if Paulhamus would be nominated for governor, Robert F. Booth for lieutenant governor, J. A. Falconer and T. B. Murphine for congressmen at large, Dan Landon for congressman from the first district, Jim Mc- Neeley from the second and Nelson W. Durham of Spokane for the third district. The state ticket would be made up to give the party" the greatest amount of strength. The big fight would be in the first district where Dan Landon would have to face Will E. Humphrey, who has already begun to line up for the battle. Humphrey will be strong er in King county than he was two years ago and just as strong in the northwest. • # # KING COUNTY. Bill Wray, who spent the most of the time of the last legislature, working for the pas sage of petty justice of peace court practices, that his collecting agencies could more easily cinch its victims, ought to be elected to stay SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. AUGUST 2, 1912. at home. He has neither the education or the ability to act as representative and is wholly unfit to be a member of such a body. '' Gov. Hay may think he made a ten stroke by placing Senator Allen at the head of his campaign with unlimited coin, but he will be in the position of the calf that chased the bull inspite of the warning of the farmer, who in disgust exclaimed, 'Go on but you will know the difference when you come to "suck,' " said a dyed-in-the-wool Hay sup porter one day this week. John W. Roberts is out for sheriff and he is not leaving a stone unturned to get the Republican nomination. He is not like Thayer backed by the Burns detective agen cy and therefore has but little money to put in the campaign. He like many others can not see how one can afford to expend $20, --000 to get a $4,800 job. Mr Roberts is an old resident of the county and has a record in handling the criminal element of which he is not ashamed. A R. Upright of Tacoma has filed for the Republican nomination of State Land Com missioner, subject to the Republican primaries, September 10, 1912. Mr. Upright is thor oughly conversant with the duties of the office of State Land Commissioner, and if nomi nated and elected, will give the affairs of the office his personal attention. In speaking of the office he said: "If lam elected I will personally see to it that, the State is not robbed in the sale of her lands, but will make it my b ss to see that they do the square thing by the State." There are over two million acres of State lands, val ued at present at about $90,000,000, all of which come un der the direct supervision of the State Land Commission er, and it is essentially necessary in order for the State's interest to be protected to have a Commissioner in the office, who is thoroughly conversant with not only the of fice, but likewise with the field work. For the past twenty-two years I have been daily en gaged in the same class of field work that I would have to perform, if elected State Land Commissioner, and am thereby qualified to watch over every detail of the office. The cruiser and appraiser of State lands have golden op portunities to take advantage of that Commissioner, who sits quietly in the office and depends upon their report and there are those who will not report fairly and square ly on the State lands, when they know their work will not be scrutinized, but who, when they know the Commis sioner has an eye on the transaction, will make a much more accurate report. If elected, I will not c on fi rm the sale of large tracts of State lands until I personally have viewed the lands. .^, , r There are 600,000 acres of State School lands tied up in the various Federal Reserves of the State, and if elected, I will make speci a i efforts to have those lands released that the State may get the full benefit of them. - I have been a Republican, I am one yet, that while the party has been the party of ad vancement, all these years, it has necessarily been the party of thought and action and progress, therefore it has been more or less divided along certain lines of thought and cer tain policies of .action. It has always remained true to the cardinal principles of right and while dissensions may seem to have arisen, they have all grown out of the efforts of its mem bers to render the greatest good to the greatest number, that all differences are as to means and methods and not motives. That while o U e class may dominate the other as conserva tives and that class dominate the other progressives, neither should intend thereby to re tiect or cause doubt upon the good faith of the other, but that both so called factions are striving for the betterment and uplift of society in general and the Republican Party in particular. i_, . . , # # * VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 24. Ed Cudihee in all human probability will be the Democratic nominee for sheriff of King county and in the divided condition of the Republican party, he will be elected. Twice before Ed trimmed Republican nomi nees for that office and he believes he can do it again. Lafe Hamilton, to a man up a tree looks as if the opposition—the good work of W. A. Carle to the contrary notwithstanding— will get his goat, and a new commissioner will come from the south district. Mr. Ruffner Smiles. The fighi in the north district for commissioner is warming up in good shape. A number of splendid men have filed for the nomination, but there seems to be more favorable comment for A. E. Ruff ner than any other candidate. Mr. Ruffner is a splendid good fellow and he would give the county an upright, fair square admin istration, if nominated and elected. ! 11 iSH A. R. UPRIGHT.