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A*ROUJV7> THE WOKLV Reports from the National Republican headquarters are to the effect that, a woman will receive the support of the twelve Republican Electors, who were elec ted on the Taft ticket at the late election. While its an empty honor, yet it will show the progress the women of the United States are making toward obtaining equal suffrage. It is here predicted that in less than a decade woman suffrage will have been adopted by every state in the Union. Of the seventy-four presidential votes that Tehodore Roosevelt will receive in the electoral college one will be the vote of a woman. Since there will be no hope of either Taft or Roosevelt getting within a thousand miles of election, it has been suggested that, the lone woman Bull Mooser cast her vote for the woman, who will be voted for on the Taft ticket, and it has been further suggested that, Governor John son gracefully retire from the race and permit the Republican and the Progressive electors to vote for a woman for vice pres ident. Comes now a leading politician and sug gests that the woman elector of Washington be selected to take the vote of the state to the National capital. It would be a beautiful tribute to pay the new voters of the state. In round numbers the Socialist candidate for President of the United States polled a million votes in the late election, which was as much a surprise to the Socialists as to the old party advocates. Roosevelt's platform came dangerously near to being a Socialist document and it was predicted, prior to election, that the Socialist vote would fall off instad of increase, but it did just the opposite, which demonstrates that, it is a principle with the Socialist advocates and not a mere office grabbing game. The next House of Representatives of Congress will contain 289 Democrats; 134 Republicans; 4 Progressives and 8 doubt ful. It will thus be seen that the Democrats will have 43 majority over all in the House, and so far as that body is concerned, will be in perfect harmony with the president. The senate is very close and on the final outcome it may either be Democratic or Republican giving the lone Bull Mooser to the Democrats on all strictly party meas ures. One great trouble with the morals of this country is that there are too many jails and not enough happy homes. Grays Har bor News. An lowa girl secured a husband by a message written on an egg. Even matri money is becoming somewhat qf a shell game. —Grays Harbor News. If others would follow in the wake of that boy in South Carolina, and raise 288 THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN bushels of corn on an acre of ground, the high cost of living would be in line for a deadly knockout. The late election was not so much a Democratic tidal wave as a Republican divided waive. Nausiating exposes of public men in Se attle are so frequent that a modern Lott might have as much trouble to save the city as his historic ancestor had in trying to save Sodom and Gomorrah. In diagnosing the sickness of Turkey, the European Powers seem to have reached the unanimous conclusion that, the only way to save the life of the Sick Man of the Balkins is to cut off a few more of his limbs. While this has been decided upon there seems to be an almost world-wide dispute over who will get the dismembered limb, which threatens a general European war. "You are no gentleman," shouted Gov. Wilson, who is also president elect of the United States, to a photographer in Ber muda, who took a snap shot of him against his will. The distinguished gentleman should himself use such language with care less the same be hurled back at him. A president of this country is almost public property, especially with the photographers, and this Mr. Wilson must have known before he entered the race for the presi dency, and getting mad because he is photographed, wherever he goes, shows peevishness on his part. Prophet Debt is about the only prophet that the citizens of the United States can reasonably expect within the very near future, he is always a forrunner of Demo cratic office holding. Greece took Turkey with a sizzle yester day and Uncle Sam smiled with apparent delight while it was being done. We suppose those quakes in Seattle last Sunday evening were only Bob Hodge, Kenny Beaton and Andrew J. Quigley dropping out of the lime light and they were in no sense a sesmic disturbance. May perhaps E. W. Andrews of the Se attle National Bank is correct in predicting that the late election land slide will have no depressing effect on the business of the country but we suspect he has had a mighty little experience with real live Democrats or he would be less sanguine. When Judge Gay threw the book at convict Andrews for talking back to the court he hit too hard or that is the version the supreme court has taken of it. Even impudent convicts have rights that the law is bound to respect. Unless Will H. Parry keeps an awfully FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912. close tab on himself while leading the Pro gressive party he will find himself in a political sea without sail or rudder. Probably the reason that smuggler sought a penitentiary instead of a jail sentence was because he had either heard of the right royal time Clarence Dayton Hillman is having at the penitentiary or that he has observed how anxious the released con victs are to return to their prison haunts, and it was comfort and ease and not honor that he was looking for. Judge Howard, however seemed to think it was the latter and not the former that he needed most. God works in mysterious ways, His won ders to perform—U. S. Senator Rayner is dead —the senate will remain Republican -—Enough said. All hope of remarrying his former wife having vanished, George Edward Adams of gold thief fame had as well plead guilty to his latter troubles and ask for a life sentence. No one has as yet charged J. B. McNa marra of having an eye single to blowing up North America, but there is still time. Before Banker Schrecker had been proven guilty his former depositors demand ed that he be found guilty, but as soon as he was found guilty they demanded that he be released from prison and perhaps pardoned. What fools we mortals be. If reports be true the triple alliance of the Balkins made Turkey trot yesterday, but in that, it had none the better of the United States, as she not only made turkey trot, but farely fly. A sainted mother, who prayed for the acquittal of her son of a first degree mur der charge, enjoyed her Thanksgiving din ner as she never did before, for Editor Ettor was found not guilty by a jury of his peers. Mother Ettor waited in tears at her Tacoma home for the good or sad news and for her sake we are glad it was the former. It was not because the national bird roosted low in our neighbors back yard that was responsible for our Thanksgiving feast yesterday, but because the other fellows heart hung low. There is in most every community a re cognized "big four" of some kind and Seattle is no exception to the rule. The "big four" in Seattle is applied to the First Methodist Episcopal, the First Pres byterian, the First Baptist and the Ply month (Congregational) churches, which combination held union Thanksgiving ser vices yesterday. Atrocities —Sinks—"I hope this Balkan war will cut out those Turkish atrocities." Jinks —"Ditto here. I never could smoke the blamed things."—New York American.