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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 postoffice at Seattle. CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY Inc. Main 305 427 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON, • - - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, • • - Associate ANOTHER SKUNK CABBAGE. Governor iileese of South Carolina made an ass oi hnnseif at the meeting oi the gov ernors at liichmond, Virginia, and tne oi lensive gases he exploded were so nauseating mat many of the ladies wiio were present at the meeting, left the room. The country lis tened to a like anti-iNegro crusade irom Tiliman and V ardeman, which, like tlie howl ing windstorm, spent its force and subsided. Uov. iilease seems to have the .Negrophobia even worse tnan Tiilnian and V ardeman, but witn tlie same ulterior aim in view—a seat in tne united States senate. However, the governor is to be commended tor his desire to protect tlie virtue ox tne wnite women, uut v he would only eliminate the "white" irom his determination and protect tlie vir tues oi all women, nis rantings would be given a million times more consideration. Jb or every wnue women outraged uy a black man in oouin Carolina a tnousana oiacK. women are snameiuny outraged by wnite men. .be tween tnree and lour minion naii-biooas and wnite J, accoruing to tne late v. a. census, are to oe iounu ni tnis country, ana it is saie to say not one in jU,uuO 01 mem is tne progeny 01 a biaci*. man and a wnite woman, ix uov. .biease nnnseii is not guiuy 01 uiis scii-same aiaboncai act, tnen ne is me exceptional wnite man 01 tne oouui. me man wno is willing to die in tne protection 01 tne virtues ox women is one oi tne noblest creatures in uod s creation, except tne wo man ne protects, but tne loul nioutn skuuk,. who uses the women on wnose snoulders to crawl to hign oincial position, is tlie mean est and inosi, despicable howling human hy ena in God s creation. Uov. iiiease seems to be just such a specimen ox the genus homo. The .Negro, however, need have no fear of such men making his lot harder in the Unit ed States, as white men of honor see the in justice in it and either pronounce the tirader a dangerous demagogue or of the class that shouts for police protection to cover up his own criminal and cowardly acts. UNCLE SAM'S CASH. Once again the United States treasury is breaking down under the weight of gold that is constantly accumulating within her vaults and there seems to be no way of turning the flood tide through any other legitimate channel. Some years ago when the Democratic party got hold of the gov ernment a similar condition prevailed. In SEATTLE. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1912. recent years the postal savings banks have been established and that medium is con stantly bringing more gold to the vaults of Uncle Sam, all of which is lying idle while the country by and at large is suffering of a money stringency. For the owner of real estate to borrow money at present he or she is compelled to give eight per cent per annum for the money and 5 per cent cash commission, which, to say the least, is ex horbitant and outrageous, if the United States government would add another feat ure to its postal savings banks and loan the property holder the money for three per cent with no additional expense to the borrower except to furnish an abstract of title, which would be examined by the dis trict attorney, a safe and legitimate chan nel would be established in which to turn the constant stream of gold that is being horded up in the government vaults, while the whole country is almost in panicy con icy condition, for the use of it. GRIFFITHS' ORDINANCE USELESS. A good deal is being said in Seattle just now about the Griffiths ordinance curtailing the police powers of the city. The Griffiths ordinance is absolutely worthless, as it tells the police they must not do those things which the statute of the state in plain lan guage says no one, except clad with the proper authority shall do. If a policeman kicks in a door without having been so in structed by the sheriff of the county, such a policeman has broken the law the same as a private citizen. Have the policemen live up to the law the same as any one else and there will be no further trouble about the purity squad. CONTINUE AS WE ABE. It may be the psalm of the pessimist, but to our mind the move toward a popular gov ernment toward which the United States is rapidly drifting just now, forebodes no good to our republic. A popular government is a government of men with neither party or principle and when the whole gets divided up into factions squabbling over the spoils then the Man On The Horse is quite in sight. There is no doubt but that the inter ests have abused the confidence of the domi nant parties, but two wrongs never make one right. Let's purge and purify the domi nant parties and permit this country to con tinue a representative government as of yore. The various parties should be respon sible for the nomination of the various can didates, and then let the people elect such of those nominated in whom they think they can put the most official confidence. WHY NOT ADJOURN? Congress is again agonizing the citizens of the United States. One of the best things that the present congress can do is to re sign subject to the call of the President, and then he should forget it. Nothing will be accomplished by the present congress and the country would be money ahead if it im VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 38 mediately adjourned. The Republicans will permit nothing to pass, whether good or bad, for which the Democrats can take the credit; nor will the Democrats permit anything to pass for which the Republicans can take any credit. Thus the country is between two great fires and is doomed to destruction, or almost so. We repeat, if congress desires to serve the country to the best advantage, it will immediately adjourn. AMALGAMATION OF RACES. Well Known Anthrooplogist Notes Change in Color oi Airo-Americans. As the earlier separated American types are becoming centralized into one type, so the American Negro, already possessed of many of the mental and emotional char acteristics of our nation, has Decome so importantly different from his African an cestor that to call him a plain Ethiopian would not be touching the point, says Walter Winston Kenilworth in the Forum. He is already an American citizen. Who knows what he will be six generations hence? Apart from this, it remams singularly mys terious just exactly why the Negro type is gradually relinquishing its darker bodily shade and coming into rarer and more (jau casion color. There are Negroes, and an in creasing growing number of them, whose col or is not far removed from that the average Caucasian of southern Europe or western Asia. Many of them in truth might be taken for orientals of the darker Italian or Spanish types. The only reasonable hypothesis is the amalgamation of the Negro with the Cau casian. It alone can account for the gradual change in the frontal development of the head, the gradual thinning of the lips, the gradual contraction of the nostrils and the gradual change in texture of the hair, re ceding from its primitive curly state to the straiaght black coarse hair of the south Asiatic, the Malay or Pacific island type. This is so emphatically striking that atten tion only need be called to the fact. Because a millionaire's child dresses it self it is paid a perm a day and the fact is made the subject of an Associated Press dispatch. It's just such fool talk as this that makes damphools out of children whose parents are worth a whole bunch of money. If the ugly wretch was put to work the same as other boys whose parents are only worth their will and determination, there would be far less danger of this country being led astray by permitting such idlers to control her destinies through the vicious use of ill gotten gains. If President Taft succeeds in reorgani izing the Republican party he can boast of having been on both sides of the question— disorganized it and reorganized it. The question is, Did he perform the former with the view of accomplishing the latter?