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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 REVtiLS CAYTON, . - - Associate Theodore Roosevelt, who has been parad ing his love for humanity from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from Maine to Mexico, had an opportunity last Monday to choose between humanity and self-aggrandizement and the latter got his unqualified support. Right stood no show against the prospects of getting votes for Theodore Roosevelt. Putting the president of Hayti down and out by explosion is a less expensive route than by revolution, and far more effective. Taft and Sherman, Wilson and Marshall, Roosevelt and Johnson are the big presi dential racers. Is the filing for .superior court judge on the part of Frank S. Griffith a subtle move <n the part of Frank and Johnny Clancy to politically rehabilitate the Ciancy gang? Now let Miss Jane Adams immortalize herself as did Harriet Beeeher Stowe. There seems to be no doubt of the fact Lefty Louie left New York on French bail. Believing King Solomon to be of Negro origin though a Jew in faith may have been responsible for that New York Negro ac cepting the Jewish faith with the hope of becoming the King Solomon of this country when the republic is overthrown. Evidently hidden hands got in some splendid taps on Lake Tape. In selling De Larms five million dollar projects for $12,000 the court went into the bargain counter business at the expense of the suckers who furnished the money. An other instance of "a fool and his money soon part." That "fifty" filing fee will ocme in aw fully handy just now, owing to the string ency of the money market. Chickens about the late maneuver grounds must have been of very vicious breeds the way the soldiers had to fight to keep from being overcome by the numerous flocks that attacked them from time to time. China is getting about as revolutionary as Hayti and Mexico, which is saying a good deal. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. AUGUST 9, 1912. Though but early in August a biting Frost has fallen on the crop of Congression al buders. Perhaps after all the move to organize "lilly white" political parties in the United States is but a forward move of the white folk to absorb the black folk. Go to it. is in much demand, which must expia*«-4he great rush to the woods on the part of the Seattle unemployed, lest they be drafted for the work. In drawing the color line the Bull Moose party demonstrated that, it is without Re publican ingredients. Seattle has a water supply for four mil lion citizens, which may not be a fact for a million years, and there is probably no further use for worry as to what Seattle will do for water. It was doubtless the water that caused the attorneys to speed in Rainier park. "Rainier water" is famous for making peo ple get up and get there. Wih-i. (he likes of Miller Prprtittln ran file for an office it's almost time to repeal the law. In spite of the Bull Moose convention the Darrow trial held its own for sensations. Before turning over the $50*000 jack-pot for the defense of Becker the New York police should read up on the McNamaha trial and subsequently the Darrow trial. Forget the stadium agitation, as Seattle can get along very well without it. If it be true that New York's notorious "gunmen" are in Seattle, they probably brought money enough with them to do busi ness with the police. That, to say the least, was a most unfor tunate explosion down in Hayti, which re sulted in the death of the president and 400 others, and coming as it does from a country that has monthly revolutions, it leads one to thing that it's a new form of revolution adopted by the political outs. POLITICIANS A. E. Fuller, who is seeking the Repub lican nomination of county engineer, says on his card, "I am not supporting the Re publican party." Strange statement to say the least, to come from one seeking Repub lican strength, but what's the use of dis VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 24. ensuing such tommyrot, for Fuller will get no kind of support for that or any other kind of public office, and if he should, and be elected to an office he would prove the proverbial bull in a china shop. From his looks and his conversation A. E. Fuller has no more fitness for the office of county engineer thtm a wad bull moose. Bill Wray evidently did not finish up the work of the collecting agencies in the last legislature and he wants to go back to trade his vote off for everything that comes up to get votes for the collecting agencies' cinch bills. Bill ought to be a Bull Moose a>s he is entirely out of place among Re publicans. J. M. Gephart, who thought he heard the hum of the Congressional bee, filed for the Democratic nomination for the first district, but he repented of his rash act in two short weeks and withdrew from the contest. It took entirely too much money to make the campaign for the salary in it, and Jim is not of that class that would expect to speculate on his vote when a member of Congress. For the first time in the history of the stale a scramble for Democratic nominations for state offices is recorded. There are any number of candidate's for Congress, all of whom believe that his party nomination is equal to election. The candidates for gov ernor are quite numerous and they con tinue to file. The leading candidates in the opinion of The Seattle Republican are I). C. Million, M. M. Godman, Hugh C. Todd and W. W. Black. Million is strong in the northwest and Seattle and more or less popular all over. Godman is strong in Eastern Washington and with the anti-sa loon wing throughout the state. Todd's strength is a scattering from every which way. Black has some strength in Everett and the northwest and some little in Seat tle. The strength of the Republican guberna torial aspirants in the opinion of the writer is as follows: Coy. M. E. Hay, John C. Lawrence, Bob Hodge, Orville Billings, and Otto A. Case. The above applies: to first choice votes, but on second choice, the line up will be John C. Lawrence, Robert Hodge, Orville Billings, Myron E. Hay and Otto A. Case. The fight for the Republican gub ernatorial nomination will be between Hay and Lawrence, with both Billings and Hodge making the leading brace cast glances at them, while they fight for the goal. If Paulhamus files at the last mo ment as a Republican he will only weaken Hay's chances.