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The Seattle Republican. (Seattle, Wash.) 1???-1915, August 02, 1912, Image 1

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The Seattle Republican
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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.
• # #
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
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_, . „ . ,
# # *
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.
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