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Montenegro, the only small government in the Balkins that has not been forced to pass under the Turkish yoke, has fired the shot on Turkey that will perhaps involve the most of the European governments in the embroglio before a peaceful understanding is reached. War and rumors of war have filled the air for the past year, not only in the Balkins, but all over the world, until it begins to look as if the whole world is verg ing on to a general revolution. The whole sale unrest among the "people" is common to every country. Even in the United States the people are so violently opposed to the way the government has been conducted for the past half a century that on the slightest pretext a revolution would be inaugurated. Unless there is another world-wide magna charta understanding reached between the classes and the masses, serious trouble will result. Play Ball! may not have been heard by the admiring millions of baseball fans throughout Uncle Sam's domain, but never theless they enjoyed the playing at New York and Boston—the world's series—just the same. Baseball is no longer a simple game of amusement and entertainment, but it is a hard-headed business proposition, out of which those who control it realize multi plied thousands of dollars annually. Instead of being a game of simple amusement, it has been reduced to a science, and an ex pert pitcher in the National League game can realize from his salary and perquisites as much cash each year as is paid the presi dent of the United States. To excell in life in whatever one undertakes means a for tune and he or she who does not select something as a life occupation and seek to excell in the same is doomed to dismal fail ure. The Purity Squad in some instances may have overstepped its technical legal rights in its attempt to save fallen humanity, and for which it has been severely criticized, but the motives of the purity squad seem to be for the moral uplift of the community rather than its degradation. For the po lice or the purity squad to interfere with a man and a woman that are acting in a re spectable manner is an outrage and a severe reprimand should be administered, but of those cases investigated, of which the purity squad is charged with going too far, the evidence showed that the couples acted on the streets in a way to create suspician, which suspicion subsequently proved well founded. When a man is seeking to ruin the other fellow's wife or sister, it's a public outrage to be prevented from so doing, but he is ready to take human life if his wife or sister is led to ruin by some moral de generate. Act honorable and the purity squad will pay no more attention to you than if you were not alive. Seattle is a white slave center, and unless some kind of a squd lays violent hands upon it the end is not yet in sight. THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN CU'R'REJVT COMMEJVT Unless the signs of the times are deceiv ing, the Balkan war, which is now in prog ress, will be the bloodiest war that has been waged for a century. Already both the Turks and the Montenegrins are killing from the cradle to the grave, using a figura tive speech. The women and children are fleeing for their lives, as they have real ized that they will be butchered by the enemy. Christianity and modern civiliza tion may be ameliorizing the terrors of war as compared to war in the middle ages, when Greece, Rome and Cathage occupied the prominent places on the world's map, but it is hard to figure it out. On the other hand, the human family seems to be growing more cruel and barbaric toward each other than it was centuries ago. From the United States government statistics re cently sent out it was learned that, since the Great Cicil war upwards of 5,000 per sons have been lynched in this country and the evil is not only growing, but spreading. Is the human family retrograd ing? "Alaska is in a bad way just now, and no visible signs of improvement are in sight," said Hon. 0. A. Tucker, one day this week, who has come down to spend the winter in Seattle, his former home. "For the past two years or more Delegate Jim Wickersham has been at outs with the administration forces and he has been unable to get any relief legislation passed for Alaska. I know the political game, and such a course on the part of the administra tion forces is to be expected, nevertheless it was the thousands of innocent prospect ors that suffered instead of Wickersham. However I think there is a brighter day coming for Alaska, and those who have cast their lot in the 'north' will realize their fondest hopes in the way of a busi ness investment. All of the candidates for Congress from this state are pledged to help Alaska, and under such circumstances I can not see how Alaska can lose." Mr. Tucker was twice elected a member of the house of representatives and once a mem ber of the senate in the state of Washing ton. He voted for Samuel H. Piles for United States Senator and was given a fed eral position in Alaska not long after the legislature adjourned, where he has been ever since. Your personal privileges, under no cir cumstances, should be encroached upon by any one, even though such person is an officer of the law. Whatever you choose to do, so long as it does not concern your neighbor, you have a right to do. If it pleases one person or a number of persons to walk the streets all night, no officer of the law should be instructed or feel it his personal duty to interfere, unless such persons are in some way demoralizing the community. If, therefore, officers of the law, at the behest of the so-called purity squad, have wilfully arrested innocent per sons, such officers should be censured and even discharged. If, on the other hand, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1912. men and women spend their nights carous ing in saloons and cafes, they are not liv ing up to the rules of law-abiding citizens and they are subject to being questioned and even arrested by officers of the law. Better by far that even a score of innocent persons be subjected to police regulations than for one young girl to be led astray by lascivious libertines. Let every parent and every real man stand for the purity of the women, even though some dive-keeper does not make quite as much money as if his place was permitted to be a rendezvous for white slavers. Charles E. Houston, who was found guil ty by a jury for conspiring with J. W. Bul lock to defraud the government in a coal deal, is superintendent of the Pacific Coast Company's coal department, and he rose from laborer to the most important posi tion in the gift of the company. Some years ago, so goes the story, Mr. Houston got hurt in the company's mines. He was in pretty bad fix and not getting a satis factory settlement, he ordered an attorney to file suit for damages. After fully inves tigating the circumstances the attorney was not sure of his legal grounds and advised his client to seek a compromise by asking for a small sum of money and a permanent position of light work. The company ac cepted his proposal and he was made weigh man. He proved an excellent man, which gave him his start toward the top. He is now the company's most trusted employe. During his career he became politically am bitious, and was elected a member of the state legislature. Say what you will or may about him, he is always true to a trust and his conviction is regretted by a great many persons, many of whom are po litically hostile to corporations. The frothing of Col. Alden J. Times at the Ministerial Association in general and at Dr. Leonard in particular, is no different than the hundred and one other hydro phobic frothings that that paper under its present editor has been subjected to. The editor of the Times began his remarkable career in Seattle by branding the late John H. McGraw a common thief and public looter. The next year Commissioner Lou C. Smith was likewise held up to public ridicule and scorn. Senator John L. Wil son got his from the Times as did R. H. Thomson, J. M. Frank and everybody else that did not do as the editor of the Times dictated. Gov. Albert E. Meade was abused like a tenderloin pickpicket that the Times might speculate with his political rivals. No public character has been more despic ably villified than has been Gov. Hay by the editor of the Times. In short, as said above, the editor of the Times has been so vile that violence to his person has been advocated. In all of his vicious attacks his paper has been supported by the tender loin element, which accounts for the vast riches he has accumulated since he has owned the Times.