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The Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cents. *BLE THEJV'S CHIMES VOJV* T CHIME At a recent meeting of the Commercial Club the following preamble and resolution was offered and the same referred to the proper committee: " Whereas, Alden J. Blethen has presented to the University of the State of Washing ton, a set of chimes, upon which there is a laudatory inscription of the donor, and "Whereas, The student body of the Uni versity of the State of Washington, by and through fifty-one of its most representative members, have protested against the accept ance of the said chimes by the Board of Re gents of the University, a copy of which pro test is hereto attached, and have recommend- Ed the reimbursing of the said Alden J. Blethen for the amount of money expended in the purchasing of the said chimes and the removal from the chimes of the laudatory inscription of the donor, and to that end have recommended in their protest the appropria tion of $12,000 by the Legislature for the said purpose, "Now, therefore, Be it resolved that the Seattle Commercial Club goes on record as endorsing the protest of the student body, a copy of which protest is hereto attached, and are in favor of the recommendation therein made with respect to the appropria tion of $12,000 by the State of "Washington for the purchase of said chimes. "Be it further resolved, That the Legisla tive Committee of this Club be requested to immediately prepare a bill to be presented to the next Legislature, appropriating the necessary funds to reimburse the said Alden J. Blethen for the money which he has ex pended in the purchase and installation of said chimes upon the Campus of the Uni versity, and that this matter be referred to a Special Committee, with instructions to prepare suitable and proper resolutions en dorsing the attitude of the said student body in the premises, a copy of which resolutions when so prepared and adopted by this Club, to be presented to the Board of Regents of the University, the members of the faculty, the Associated Student Body and to each and every one of the daily papers in the State of Washington." BLETHEN'S CHIMES. Blethen's Chimes, so far as the student body is concerned, are still peeling forth dis cordant sounds, and as soothing as are the notes of "Abide With Me," they fall on deaf ears as the students wend their way to the accustomed places of assembling for the day's work. Lest, dear reader, you forget, the following letter is one of many things against Col. Blethen's general repu tation that has prompted the student body to class him as an undesirable citizen: Seattle, Wash., Sept. 24, 1910. My Dear Wapp:— As I know that you will stop at Portland and at the Oregon, I am writing you this letter as a substitute for a night telegram I had prepared Friday night for you, but SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1912. which inadventently got into the mail in stead of into the Postal Telegraph. The tele gram exceeded one hundred words and therefore was billed to go as a "lettergram." When I found the error this morning I wired you a few words telling you to call me by telephone in Portland when you ar rived and this I hope you will not fail to do for the following reasons: — (1) Gill had not been out of town forty eight hours before Wadrall started in to clean up the town—and he had the help of every enemy which Gill and yourself have made since this present administration took office. (2) Wardall first notified Berryman to close his dance hall in the tenderloin district, as it was a nuisance—giving the notice through Mike Powers and inferring that the Sheriff would raid that night if the police didn't, and Wardall didn't propose to allow the Sheriff the opportunity. (3) They called me by telephone for ad vice and I promptly laid out a plan for them to pursue, which they followed to the letter and so far have escaped difficulty. (4) I told them to obey the order of Powers without fail unless the Mayor re ceded after I had interviewed Hodge and Hodge had denounced the whole proposition as a falsehood. (5) When I obtained the latter informa tion, however, I went after Powers, and he said his orders were positive from Wardall and he didn't think the Acting Mayor was moved by any information from the Sher iff's office. Therefore the report coming to me must have been untrue, though Berry man said Powers had told him. I then advised them by all means not to open up the next morning, but to go before the Courts and get the hearing, which they did, Judge Gilliam issuing a restraining or der by demanding that the case be heard to day—but the outcome will not be known un til this afternoon —and in the meantime they have opened their house for three consecu tive- nights, in spite of Wardall. I enclose herewith statements made by Wardall denouncing you by innuendo, if not directly, as they will save me writing the facts—but you should read them carefully. Yesterday afternoon Brainerd had War dall in his office and demanded that he re move you by appointing Bennett as Chief of Police, which he promptly refused, alleg ing that to accept such a position would be to sacrifice his Captaincy and that he would not do. I think Wardall began to feel a little shaky about his upheaval work, and con cluded that Mike Powers would do for a while, but today Mike Powers has raised the devil against Wardall and very likely he may be removed before Gill gets back. Now if you appear in this city any time before Gill returns, Wardall will remove you and then your enemies will do all in their power to keep you out after Gill re VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 33 turns. Hence Ido not want that to occur, as I do not believe he can legally remove you during your absence. Now I have given you sufficient informa tion to put you entirely on your guard and if you will keep in touch with me by long distance telephone until I give the word, you will very much oblige your personal friends. I will not go into detail yet as the charge Hodge has made against you to Bobby Boyce and who came to me in great distress night before last, claiming that he had positive proof that you were the greatest grafter on the face of the earth and that you were leading Gill straight down to destruction. I also enclose a clipping from today's pa per which is a letter Wardall sent to me night before last, and simply to show you that Wardall is attempting to turn all of his charges against you for your return. Respectfully, (Signed) A. J. BLETHER Mr. C. W. Wappenstein, Chief of Seattle Police, Hotel Oregon, Portland, Ore. ODDS AND ENDS. The parcels post will be placed in opera tion by the Postoffice Department on Jan uary 1, 1913. . The State of Pennsylvania claims the largest number of Sunday School scholars of any State in the Union. Lieutenant Mortenoi, a Negro and a na tive of Guadaloupe, has been promoted to captaincy in the French navy. Mr. John Wanamaker has given $60,000 for a Young Men's Christian Association Building in Peking, China. The ex-senator from Utah, the Hon. Frank J. Cannon, says that Mormonism holds the balance of power in Massachusetts. Mrs. Margaret LaGrange has been chosen Bishop of the New Thought Church in Mich igan. She is said to be the first woman ever elected to such a position. The Young Women's Christian Associa tion, established by Japanese in San Fran cisco, with 150 members, is the first organ ization of its kind in the United States. The recent decision of Judge Mcllvane, of Washington county, Pennsylvania, is to the effect that all unlicensed sales of liquor, un der the guise of club institutions are unlaw ful. The fifty-ninth birthday of James Whit comb Riley, the Hoosier poet, and also known as the children's poet, was celebrated in the schools of nldiana from October seventh to the twelfth. The new marriage form put recently into use in New York City, includes all the ques tions put to the bride and bridegroom by the clerk and the answers are incorporated in the license. Dr. H. P. Claxton, United States Commis sioner of Education, estimates that the num ber of high schools—public and private— will total more than a million and a quarter this school year.