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The Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cents. THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN Is published every Friday by Cayton Publishing Company. Subscriptions, $3 per year; six months, $1.50; postage prepaid. Entered as second-class matter at the postofflce at Seattle. CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY Inc. Main 305 427 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROBCOE CAYTON, - • - Publisher 3UBIE REVELS CAYTON, - • - Associate THE SUICIDE EOUTE. The editor of Appeal to Reason commit ted suicide a few days ago and now every publisher and his brother are out with an explanation of why he did it. The long and short of it, from our way of thinking is, he did it because he was crazy. Persons commit suicide when they no longer retain their reason. May, perhaps, he fancied ere he did so he would be better off by being out of the world, and perhaps he was cor rect, but what he thought and what made him think as he did, the living know not. The editor of the Times charges the rash act to his mental and moral degeneracy, and tries to prove his point. If those things were responsible for persons com mitting so rash an act, we wonder why the editor has not committed suicide years and years ago. Despite the fact thousands of persons in and about Seattle read the Times "every day, and despite the fact its columns are full and overflowing with high-priced advertising matter, which is making the owners of the paper millionaires, neverthe less the Times is looked upon by a great majority of the people in this community as unfit to enter the homes of respectable peo ple. Even some of the school teachers are telling the children in their school rooms to try and prevent their parents from per mitting the Times from being sent to their homes, as it contains from time to time very objectionable reading matter for homes, where children and yonng folk live. If retribution was responsible for the sui cide of Editor Wayland, it seems to us that the editor of the Times would com mit suicide a thousand times a day, if he could muster up that many lives. It was but yesterday that the editor of The Seat tle Republican read what purported to be a confession of the detective accused of tapping the wires of William J. Burns' detective office, and if a hundredth part it said about the editor of the Times be true, we do not see why, when the expose is made, he would not hire eight or ten men to help him kill himself. A dozen different scandals are being whispered about the city in which the editor of the Times is charged with being the principal in gredient. If these things are not true, then why does not the editor of the Times or his friends bring the culprits to justice? May, perhaps, none of the ugly and nasty things that are being said about the editor of the Times are. true, but if they are not, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1912. then why does he remain silent under such a galling fire? We, however, do not take much stock in the retribution theory, for when one is mean and degenerate enough to be real bad, such an one really thinks he is good, and if he is criticised for his ways he really believes he is being abused. Despite all of the cuss edness the editor of the Times has been guilty of since he has lived in Seattle and before he came here, yet he flatters him self as being a dispenser of justice and mercy, and for that, the good God has per mitted him to prosper over the efforts of his fellow men. Suicide is a disease of the brain that the living can not successfully diagnose and we suspect that the dead who does so is so absolutely free from all earthly cares that he has no desire to do so. Will E. Humphrey, representative in Con gress from the First Washington district, in a speech before the Methodist Brother hood of the First M. E. Church of this city, made the prediction that, Vancouver, B. C, instead of Seattle would become the metropolitant city of the Northwest if American coastwise steamships had to pay portage through the Panama Canal. A vessel flying a foreign flag could load at New York or some other Atlantic Coast City and bring its cargo through the canal on the same footing as our coastwise ves sels and unload at Vancouver and then distribute the cargo without duty to Uni ted States cities and towns. He feels cer tain that the canal will prove a detriment to Seattle in particular and the Northwest (United States) in general unless Uncle Sam's ships are sent through the canal free. Ernest Lister, on the face of the election returns, has been chosen governor of the state, but the friends of Governor Hay are not satisfied of the accuracy of the returns and will probably ask the legislature to have a recount of the votes. If they have any reasonable grounds on which to base their demand then, despite the fact that, it will cost the taxpayers $100,000, the re count should be had. It's of little concern to the average voter and taxpayers whether Lister or Hay is governor, but they are deeply interested in honest elections and fair and impartial counts. If, therefore, either Lister or Hay has cause to think and verily can make a respectable showing in that direction that, he has not been giv en a square count, the expense to the con tary notwithstanding a re-count should be ordered. An honest count should not be opposed by any one regardless of who may win in the final outcome. J. C. Gregory, of the Bothell Sentinel, is threatening to re-buy the Auburn Argus, his first love, and if he does he will make an effort to completely corral the legal publications of the country. VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 36 PERSONALS The Seattle Republican would be glad to get a legal notice from you. Main 305 tells the tale. Billy Rupp only had to add a "ture" to his name to designate the name of the disease that put M. E. Hay out of office. Dr. Stewart and eight other quack doc tors have recently felt the strong arm of the law and the feeling is still going on. John B. Gordon is one justice of the peace from a salary standpoint, that has the Superior court judge laid in the shade. One Vote Sampson will have to go to the Supreme Court to enjoy his legal right to a two-months' Superior court judgeship in King county. Honest Bob Hodge! Where in hell did we hear that name before? It must have been there as all avenues of escape were carefully guarded. Dr. Leonard's corroborated denial of an alleged attack on the order of Knights of Columbus on his part seems to leave some one in an awkward position. Mrs. John L. Wilson will not return to Seattle for some time. She is now in New York with her daughter, where she will remain for some months. Byron Phelps may be a Bull Mooser of the forever dye, but he has been a Repub lican so long that, it's hard for him to learn new tricks in his old age. Governor-elect Lister is absolutely cor- rect in his statement th^t, "I was elected as much by Republicans as Democrats." Now, when he is governor, let him act like it. Ernest B. Herald recently married the widow of George Edward Adams and they are now on their honeymoon. Surely has Miss Cleary's lots fallen in pleasant places as the years go by. Howard D. Taylor's friends claim a ma jority of the members of the house favor his election. There are 48 Republican mem bers and 48 Democrats and Bull Moose members and one Socialist. If the Bull Moose and Democrats should unite Mr. So cialist would simply be IT. Kenny Beaton may be able to convince Lister that, if he had not boosted Bob Hodge as hard as he did he, Lister, would not have been elected, and therefore, he, Beaton, should be Lister's private secretary and thereby become patronage distributor and thereby get "his dollar back."