Newspaper Page Text
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 ROSCOS CAYTON, - - - Publisher 3UBIE REVELS CAYTON, - - - Associate A statement to the effect that a commis sion interested in the future of the homes of the United States quizzed 1,000 young women in an industrial district of Chicago, and less than ten per cent of them gave any evidence of wanting to care for a home in the capacity of a mother. If the statement be correct, and it is not doubted, and if the same feeling prevails in all of the in dustrial districts of this country among the women, then truly the future of the country is drifting into a most deplorable state of affairs. No country can prosper and grow that is short of mothers. Napo leon, when asked, what did France need most? replied, "Mothers." The farms are being deserted and the city sweat shops are being proportionally increased, and ninety per cent of the women, who take to the sweat shop as a means of supporting themselves and their more or less idle and shiftless male consorts, soon join the Race Suiciders' Club, and instead of occupying comfortable homes they become appartment house characters. Unless there is a strong move on the part of the citizens of the United State back to home and mother dear, the life of this republic will be in grave danger. At the recent state election in West Virginia a majority of 80,000 was gjven by the voters against the further manufacture of intoxicant liquors. Perhaps that state has suffered more than any other in the Union from the excessive use of strong drink among the working people, which has been instrumental in bringing about riot and almost rebellion for the past decade. In this country the will of the majority is recognized as the law of the land and a majority of the voters have in that state gone on record as being opposed to the manufacture of intoxicants within her con fines; and if a majority so de ,ires, it should be, but as long as every other state in the Union is manufacturing the drink it seems almost foolhardy for one state to undertake such a procedure since for the most part those, who w rant the beverage, can under the laws of the United States send to other states and have it shipped to them. The use of intoxicant liquors will never be checked until the gov ernment itself prevents the manufacture of it the same as it does opium and this, we fear, will not be accomplished within the next century, if then. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 29, 1912. PERSONALS E. W. Andrews, one of Seattle's foremost bankers, is home again, after an absence in Europe for four months. Louis Hemrich, president of the Seattle Brewing & Malting Company, will leave for Southern California within a few days for the winter. Samuel Hill has reopened his million-dollar home in Seattle in honor of the defeat of Gov. Hay. Seattle has hills galore, but her Sam Hill is one that you read about. "Senator" Toomer of Seattle is to have a competitor for the bootblack stand in the state house lobby during the session of the next legislature, which is unpleasant news to him. P. F. Purcell has had published a memorail souvenir of the late John Lockwood Wilson with the addresses of Judge Wilson R. Gay and E. B. Piper, which he is having hand somely framed. L. H. Gray can lay the troubles of the Re publican party in the state of Washington at his own door. He promised to return to vote at the late election, but did not do so. and see what happened! Pullman's Hayseeds now know what it is to go against the polished Kane of the Uni versity of Washington. In the Thanksgiv ing football game the U scored over Pullman 1!) to 0, which was simply awful. Ole Hanson since the defeat of Hob Hodge lias come to the conclusion that he is a far more successful dirt dealer than political manipulator. He lost his Parish, then his Hodge, which has given him the political stills. Nicholas Schmidt, who was a Socialist can didate for prosecuting attorney of King county at the late election, and who for a while threatened to contest the election of Murphy, has filed for a member of the school board at the election December 7th. Richard Winsor, who is a Socialist mem ber of the Seattle school board, has filed for one of the vacancies on the Port Commission, which is to be voted for December 7th. He was a bit late in filing and so he has to now depend on the hurried ruling of the courts to make his filing stick. Col. Alden J. Blethen's ears ought to burn, if there is anything in the old time saying, "One's ears burn w rhen talked about by others," for it is said Burns is talking about giving the colonel a free ride a la Wappenstein, but "de Kunnal" ain't skeared, as he has had too many narrow escapes to be disturbed by hearsays. VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 37 TAFT'S CABINET DISPERSED. The in embers of Taft's cabinet are, meta phorically speaking, arranging to return to the plow. Philander C. Knox, the secretary of state, will return to the practice of law in Pitts burg after March 4. Mr. Knox reached this decision long before the defection in the Republicah party. It is expected that Franklin MacVeigh of Chicago, secretary of the treasury, will retire from all business and settle down in Washington. Henry L. Stimson, secretary of war, will return to New York city to resume the practice of law. George W. Wickersham, attorney general, intends to take a trip around the world. I ri>on his return he will resume his law business in New York. Prank H. Hitchcock, postmaster general is said to have received many offers from business concerns which have heen attract ed by his record in the postoffice depart ment. Some Of Mr. Hitchcock's friends are concerned over the condition of his health and it is probable that he will first take a trip abroad. (ieorge Yon L. Myer, the secretary of the navy, is actively interested in several manufacturing concerns and banking insti tutions in Boston. Mr. Myer is expected to resume his residences at Hamilton, Mass. Walter L. Fisher, secretary of the inter ior, is a member of the law firm of Mats, Fisher & Hoyden of Chicago and will, re turn to resume his practice. •lames Wilson, the secretary of agricul ture, is going back to farming. Mr. Wil son has broken all records for cabinet serv ice, having served continuously under Pres idents McKinley, Roosevelt and Taft. lie entered Mr. McKinley's cabinet in March, 1897. Charles Nagel, the secretary of commerce and labor, will return to St. Louis to re sume the practice of law. Republicans of King county certainly have not much to brag about in the po litical lineup. Though King county casts 25 per cent of the vote of the state, dissen tions have so wracked the party that little ice is cut in state politics. At the present time Ernest Lister, governor-elect, is a resideni of Tacoma; Lewis F. Hart, lieu tenant governor-elect, is a resident of Ta coma; Edward Meath, treasurer-elect, is a resident of Tacoma ; I. M. llowell, secre tary of state-elect, is a resident of Tacoma; Clarke V. Savidge, land commissioner-elect, is a resident of Tacoma and 11. 0. Fishback, insurance commissioner-elect, is practically a resident of Tacoma. This leaves the dog catcher and the wreckmaster for King county.—White River Journal. Very soon, we fear, the Hon. William Howard Taft Avill be obliged to hire a press agent to acquaint folks with the fact that he is running for something.—Puck.