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In the late primary campaign in King county, Andrew J. Quigley made his fight on a platform that prom ised to save the tax pay ers something like a mil- Quigley Quite Unqualified. lion dollars annually in case he was nominated and elected, which must have made a favorable impression rip on a majority of the Republicans as he was nominated on the Republican ticket for county auditor, inspite of the fact he was in doubt as to which party to ally himself with, and now says he may vote for Debs. Owing to poor accounting Mr. Quigley will cause the tax payers to foot a bill of a IV w thousand dollars to pay for a recount of the judicial ballots. H is very evident that he preaches well, but practices poorly and it is practice that the tax payers want in siead of so darn much theory. Mr. Quig ley may be the righi man for auditor of King county, but we hardly think it, and we are also of the opinion that many of those who voted for his nomination have already repented of their rash act and will vote for the Bull Moose candidate for county auditor. The Seattle Republican under the circumstances does not take much political stock in Andrew J. Quigley. Who would succeed the late Judge Dunbar on the supreme bench, and how it would have to be done, were given a front page ar ticle in the Times of Seattle, while the death Seattle Times Always Niggardly. of the distinguished gentleman was placed on one of the obscure pages of the paper and did nol exceed more than a stick of type. So mercinary is the editor of the Times thai that phase of the situation is al ways fully discussed before the real facts are reported. Despite the face the death of Judge Dunbar had been reported in the morning paper lie was sufficiently promi nent in the community to likewise' command a front page mention in the evening paper the same as if it had never appeared in the morning paper. It's just such little mean niggardly things as this that has given the Times the black eye in this community and has left it without influence. It is the con census of opinion among persons, who keep a tab on politics, that the first thing a polit ician should do. when he starts out to get an office, is to go and get the Times to fight him and then he is almost certain of being nominated and elected. The city of Seattle is doing a lot of power Bite prospecting just now, and if she had done more of it ten years ago, when power sites Power Sites For Seattle. were to be had for the asking, she would not now have to be planning to spend millions of dollars to care for her necessary light mid power for the future. Recently a num ber of members of the city council visited the Lake Cushman site, which some time ago was offered them by a private person, but which really belonged to a corporation, and they thought very favorable of it, but concluded it would be better for the city to THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN condemn it, rather than to try to buy it as the price had been put so high that it was unreasonable. When Kill Hanna worked on the Post-In telligencer In 1 was so insulting to the patrons of the business office that the management was compelled to Hanna Is Unworthy. fire him in order to protect the paper," said a stockholder of that paper not long since. As he was on the P. 1., so has he been wherever he has been employed, never give a person a de cent answer. lie was elected county treas urer two years ago find we have the first person to hear speak a good word for Bill Hanna, even his father is credited with having said, "he acts like — — fool." Now why re-elect a man to a public office with such a standing in the community as that and that too when there are good men running. Edward Cudihee, who is no stranger to the voters of King County, is a candidate for sheriff of the county. lie has successfully ■ought that self same Candidate Cudihee Is Very Popular. public office on two previous occasions and was elected over sue]] well known men as Aaron T. Van De Vanter and John Wooding. While sheriff lie made more friends than ever and his popularity today will doubtless give him the election for sheriff by an overwhelming majority. There is no man in the county <)]• the whole Northwest that The Seattle Republican can more cheerfully recommend and command to the voters than Edward Cudihee, who is a candidate for sheriff of King County. Uncle Sam is cartooned as posting the following interpretation of the definition of a treaty: "A treaty is an honorable agree ment, which is binding on the other fellow, but not on me. Signed Uncle Sam." If the decision of the Panama embroglio was reached from that basis then Uncle Sam had better revise or recall his own opinion. THE NATIONAL CITY BANK of Seattle, Washington Corner Second Avenue and Columbia Street Capital $500,000.00 Surplus 100,000.00 Deposits shown under call of September 4, 1912, showed an increase over call of Septem ber 1, 1911, OF 78 PER CENT the largest gain of any bank in Seattle. An Evidence of Confidence. 4 PER CENT ON SAVINGS. OFFICERS: J. W. Maxwell, President F. W. Baker, Vice-President J. H. Bloedel, Vice-President John K. Bush, Cashier Chas, B. West, Assistant Cashier FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1912. WAR MEDALS NOT CLAIMED. Only Decoration That the British Sodiers Value Highly Is the "Victoria Cross.'' The fact that there are no fewer than 50,0P0 medals stored at Woolwich awaiting claimants causes one to wonder whether the soldier puts so high a value on medals as is usually supposed. Nearly all of these medals are for the Boer war, and there is a special government department with a staff of clerks endeavor ing to trace the owners. Besides these Boer war medals, there are 4,000 medals for the Zulu war which have never been claimed, and even to this day belated claims are still put in for medals for the Crimea and Indian mutiny. A short time ago, for example, a veteran named James Crystal applied for and re ceived a medal for Afghanistan, after a lapse of thirty years. Most of the Boer war medals at Wool wich belong to irregulars, who joined on the outbreak of the war, and, after it was over, scattered all over the world. But many regulars have not troubled to claim the medal, alleging that it is too cheap, and considering that 750,000 of the medals were struck, it is certainly never likely to become a rarity. Before the days of Waterloo very few medals were issued. The first medal ever issued was that given to the Elizabethan seamen who defeated the Armada, and the earliest military decoration was a silver badge issued by Charles I in 1643 for pres entation to soldiers who had distinguished themselves in forlorn hopes. Waterloo was the first occasion when there was a general issue of medals, and since that time, instead of issuing too few medals, England has gone, perhaps to the other ex treme. Soldiers point out that the game decoration is awarded to the man who has been fighting at the front and carrying his life in his hands for months, as to the man in a regiment, which has never stirred from the base of operations or so much as seen the enemy. Every effort is made by the authorities to see that medals reach their owners, and if the owner of a medal happens to be dead, the medal is forwarded to the next of kin. Yet there are still large numbers unclaimed, and according to the regulations now in force, at the end of ten years' time the medals will be broken up and the silver debited to the mint. The Victoria Cross, of course, is a dec oration of quite another character, and a soldier would as soon think of parting with his life as with his Victoria Cross. But this is far from being the case with other medals, and Rudyard Kipling tells how he has seen soldiers wager their Indian general service medal on the toss for the price of a pot of beer. —Pearson's Weekly. Cole L. Blease, inspite of bitter opposi tion, has won a second nomination for gov ernor of South Carolina, which is equal to election. While he was opposed by Sen ator Tillman, yet he made his fight for re election along the lines laid down by Till man in years past.