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The Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cents. That man or woman that shouts the longest and loudest for the dear people always bears the closest watching by the people. "I am for the people," Teddy Roosevelt Coming Tuesday. 099 times out of ICOO has a proviso attached thereto, which, when interpreted, means providing the people will elect me to an office. Next Tuesday Theo dore Roosevelt, the monumental political faker of the age, will beat the air and paw the earth in Seattle in his efforts to con vince the people that, ''I am for the peo pie, the people must rule (through me)," and like epigramatic imposters, but this mighty effort that he is putting forth to protect the people is all done to put Roose velt back into office. He lias held office the major part of his life and while "I was in office" Hie people got all thai w;is coming to I hem. 11l other words, Roose velt is fhe people and the so-called people are but so many pawns upon the chess board 1;» be moved, placed and corralled at "my •sweet will." If Rooseveli is for the people why did he not wait until the people de manded his presence? The Avorld has never .seen ;\ more dangerous character than Theo dore Roosevelt, nor has (his Republic ever had a man lliaf be;n\s fhe watching that does he. Labor Day demonstration may have been right and proper in the early stages of or- ganized labor, but such demonstrations li a v c outlived their day of Lifeless Marches No Longer Needed. usefulness, and each year the public shows less and less interest in those long, lifeless marches. The prin ciples of organized labor are part of the organic body of this country now and acknowledged by all persons, and there is no probability of it going backward, if honest, and straightforward men are kept at its head. The principles of organized labor are so much a part of the fundamen tal principles of this government now that the middle man is being ground into atoms between the capitalistic mill stone and the organized labor mill stone, or more plainly speaking, it's a drag and a draw as to whether the capitalistic trust or the organ ized labor trust is the most dangerous to the perpetuation of the free institutions of the country. Charles W. Morse, who was released from the federal penitentiary that he might not die in prison, is back on Wall Street doing Convict Morse Is Back Home. business at the same old stand and in the same old way, and ihoWB no signs of be in £ any the worse from his prison experi- SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1912. CWRTREJIT COMMBMtS ence. The fact of the matter is, Morse nev er deserved the consideration that he got, and the surgeon and physician that recom mended his release, on the grounds that he could not live more than two or three months, must have been bribed, so to speak. If Morse had been a pauper no such rec ommendation would have been made for him. Some statesmen, Gladstone, perhaps, declared: "All men had their price," and we are of the opinion that the physician that recommended the release of Morse not only h;ul his price, but verily got his price. For a short time after his release Morse made a bluff at being sick, but that did not last Long and on Wall Street today he is M active as he was in his palmiest days. Pretty well founded rumor has it that the Scripps papers of the Northwest were paid Scripps Papers Got the Mon. dacy of Robert Hodge to pull the chestnuts of another candidate out of the fire. Should Hodge get the nomination there would be no more show of his election than a snow ball to fly through hades, and this was known to the interested parties, hence the cash masuma For the papers to support his candidacy. l>ut what we desired to get out of the proposi tion is: here is chain of papers thai howl six days in every week about the "down trodden people/ and yet it will sell its editorial columns, so goes the report, as quickly as it gets an opportunity. There is no doubt but that the Pacific State Tele phone Company has paid for its silence on the municipal telephone proposition, and it is believed that on divers occasions in this city its blatant mouth has been shut with wads of greenbacks. If the ice man on Puget Sound is not the coal man, then the ice man must have a grouch against the coal man a mile long Ice Man Scowls At the Coal Man. has been such, most of the past summer and at the present time, as to give the coal man all- the better oi" robbing the people. In years past, each of those personages have had an opportunity to get in his works, but this year the ice man has had awfully hard sledding, and he must be green with rage at the coal man. The coal kings in the Northwest are powerful public factors and may perhaps they by some hook or crook reached the Omnippotent Ruler and prevailed upon Him to make it hard for the coal man that they could make a little more money, as the snug sum of $25, --000 to support the gubernatorial candi- because the weather VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 27. they needed it to buy franchises in a planet that the scientist say is inhabited, but quite cold and in need of an extra amount of fuel. Next Monday, King County will be the proud possessor of a real live fair, and from the reports that have been sent out by the officials thereof, she County Fair Is Much Needed. will have one that no citizen need feel ashamed of. County fairs are great educators of the people and do much toward stimulating the inhabitants of the section in which they are held to improve their environments. Good county fairs are not only good for the farmers, but of equal importance for the people of the cities various and towns. The persons own ing homes in the country on I'ugei Sound have too long depended upon the farmers of California to supply the markets of the cities with fruit and vegetables and noth ing will so suerly arouse them from that lethargetic state than a good, live county fair. A well-arranged county fair will prove an incentive to the man in tin 1 city eking oh! a miserable existence to try to gel hold of a few acres of land to help supply a, hungry market. It is a fact thai the markets of Seattle could consume 300 per cent more chickens and eggs than ih '\ do, and in fact, almost as large a per cent of every other table edible. 11 is hoped thai the city folk will turn out to the lair, which will Ur i the entire week, in large numbers, and it is further hoped that the count > folk will also be there in equally large num bers and show to the city folk the possi bilities of the Puget Sound country. The Seattle Daily Times is showing a dispo sit ion to fight the candidacy of John F. Murphy and may, per haps, Murphy deserves the opposition of cv- Murphy Stung by Editor Blethen. cry honest publication in the county, but the fad is Blethen op posing Murphy will not cost him very many votes, as no one believes, any thing that is seen in the Times of whatever nature it may he, but Murphy is getting his just desserts for not .sending Editor Blethen to the penitentiary when he had an oppor t unity, which punishment, in the minds of a majority of the people of this state and county, Blethen richly deserved. It is the consensus of opinion that Murphy stultified his official position in refusing to sign Blethen's indictment until so ordeded by the court, and when he dismissed the crim inal cases against Blethen after the indict ments had been signed, it looked more so. Taking it all in all, it's a dirty mess of poisoned political purps.