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the Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cents. "As goes Maine so goes the country," was a political saw in years past, which proved proved absolutely cor rect. In later years, however, from a Re publicanstandpoint,the Maine Indicates Republican Victory. state has wavered, and it is no longer a safe Republican barometer, but to an extent it's a slight indication of the political trend. Two years ago Maine went Democratic, which was a universal surprise, but the anti-admin istration excitement at that time was at its height, and it was a rebuke to President Taft, but last Monday she swung back into the Republican column, and while the Re publican plurality was small, in comparison to former years, yet it is a strong indication that the anti-Taft feeling is dying out and he has more than a fighting chance of suc ceeding himself, Col. Bullmoosevelt to the contrary notwithstanding. Two months of hard-headed, old-fashioned Republican cam paigning will greatly change the complexion of the presidential finish in November, and if Mr. Taft is not elected at the polls then no one else will be, and the House of Rep resentative will be called upon to elect Taft's successor and that will be Taft himself. Whether you like or dislike Theodore Roose velt you are bound to admit that he is a man with a wonderful personnel, which never Cyclone Teddy Has Passed. * He has come and gone and it was like unto the roaring cyclone. His coming was with a flash, a crash and a roar that was deafening, while his going left a stillness that was cruelly painful. May, per haps, he will carry the state of Washington, but there are no indications at this time justifying the prediction. The prevailing presumption is that the worst he will be able to do in the November election will be to de feat Taft and elect Wilson,which would please Teddy next to himself being elected; not that he loves Wilson more, but because he hates Taft. There must be either something radically wrong about the direct primary law in this state or something confoundedly wrong Primary Count Too Very Slow. crate it at the polls. Candidates who sought nominations in last Tuesday's election do not today know the exact results of that election, when the re sults should have been fully known by not later than Wednesday noon. Who is respon sible for the delay, and why was it? It's SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBP;R 13, 1912. CU'R'REjnT COMMEJS& unpleasant to be kept in such suspense, and if any person or persons were responsible for the delay they should be legally pun ished for it. If the delay was due to the lameness of the law, then the next legislature .should remedy its defects. There is, how ever, no doubt of the fact that the law is a rotten one. fails to draw a crowd. about those who op- The direct primary law may have to an ex tent killed off the political bosses, which was a good thing, but it about killed off oui Direct Primary Flat Failure. representative govern- ment at the same time, and it is very doubtful if the killing off of the political bosses will compensate us for the loss of our representative government. A law that will give us Bob Hodge for govern or of the state of Washington, and Matt Star wich for sheriff of King County, should be repealed immediately if not sooner. It may be a fact that these men have not the ability to mulct the treasury to the extent of their more learned first cousins, but the educated man with more or less high ideals, though he swipes a little niore money from the treasury, is a thousand times to be preferred to the ignorant and untutored semi-barba. rian. There is perhaps more or less merit in the political doctrines known as Socialism, or bo many college profes sors and persons of Socialist Sordid Doctrines False. high educational at- tainments who really think, and to an extent look into the future, would not be advocating it, but as Socialism is preached on the street corners and the public places and as published in papers of that faith, there is nothing to it, not only nothing to it, but the teachings are inimical to the perpetuation of this government. For every evil there is a remedy and the. remedy need not be either anihilation or revolution. Men are constituted so as to think out the remedy by peaceful means and not by revo lution, such as Socialism teaches. To read a real Socialist paper and your mind is filled with revolution and war; when just the op posite should be the result. "It's the irony of conditions that brings about the nomination for the highest office in the state, a man of the stripe of Robert Hodge Holds The Fort. Hodge, at present slier- iff of King county. May, perhaps, things have been said about Mr. Hodge that are absolutely false, but VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 28. one thing is certain: he is almost as ignorant and illiterate as a man can be, and as coarse and uncouth as a human being was ever known to be and yet be classed as a human being. If any of Mr. Hodge's personal acts from boyhood to maturity is worthy of emu lation such one has never come under our observation. If any act of Mr. Hodge can be pointed to with pride by respectable peo ple, then we have never heard of it, and yet this man has been nominated for gov ernor. To what depths of public indiscre tion does the political game lead us into committing ? 11l thirty days more there will be loads of money conic to Seattle for investment," says an advanced prosper ity agent, and, if he be Mister Money- Is Coming. correct in his prognos- tications, then, per haps, it foreahaodws a period of business ac tivity for not only Seattle, but the whole Northwest. Money is the desideratum for business activity, but if the borrower is to put up 100 cents in gold coin as security for every dollar borrowed, then such bor rower is the loser by the proposition. Fin ancial wild-calling should be given a wide birth, but If (he city and Ihe community arc to be systematically developed, then money must he not only forthcoming, but it must be had at a reasonable rate of in- terest. Money for development is sadly need ed in this section of the Northwest, and it is hoped thai ii will soon put in its appear ance. Haze] [rwin, wlx> was recently tried in Port land Oregon, for murder, she being accused jointly with her con sort of the heinous Women Warblers Should Be Caged. crime. After baring her scarlet life to the jury, which she says was due to having been betrayed when a mere girl, she denied par ticipation in the crime. She, however, ad mitted she lured the man into her apart ments where her paramour lay in wait for him, and once in, he dealt the unfortunate victim the fatal blow. Hazel may not have known what was going to happen, but she must have had her suspicions, and nothing short of imprisonment for life should be her reward.. Such characters are unfit to be at large, despite the fact they in their more tender years had been betrayed by a fiend incarnate. The country will be the better off with such women safely under lock and key.