The Seattle Republican
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THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
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CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY Inc.
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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
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
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
Honest Bob Hodge! Where in hell did
we hear that name before? It must have
been there as all avenues of escape were
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
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."
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