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The Seattle Republican
SINGLE COPIES 10 GENTS »THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN published every Friday by Cay ton Publish ing Company. Subscriptions, $2 per y6ar; six months, $1.00, postage prepaid. Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Seattle. ca yton Publishing co., inc. Main 305 422 Epler Block Seattle, Washington lIORACE ROSCOE~CAYTON - Publisher SUSI& REVELS CAY TON - - Associate The terms of four of the members of the City Council expire this year and their successors will be elected. Already a number of would-be councilman have filed for the nomination and many more will probably follow in their wake, but if the voters desire to be honest to themselves they will scrutinize the number more than carefully before making a selection for election. Of the number, who aspire to the po sitions, it is safe to predict three out of four have a selfish motive in view. It is also safe to predict thai five out of six have nor never will have any fitenss for the place. The councilmen elected this year should be men with the interest, of the community at heart, men who are not willing to give up every vestige of moral respectability for the sake of making a few lousy dollars off of vice and crime ; men who are not religious cranks and want to have everybody put in jail who do not think as they do; men who place human beings above money; and not form a bucking society in the City hall to make war on some other fellow who views things different from themselves. January always brings its changes in all lines of business all over the United States, but it has been a good many years when as many changes took place as the present January will give us. During the present month sweeping political changes will take place in almost every state in the North, Eeast and West and while the political change in the Nation will not actu ally occur in January, yet things will begin to adjust themselves preparatory to the change a few weeks later on. In view of the sweeping political changes. the entire country is about to undergo, there will be multiplied thousands of business changes, which will more or less disturb the commercial and industrial conditions of the whole country. Gen. Coxey and his brigade, alter many ups and downs finally reached Washington City, where the leaders received some slight consideration at the hands of the Federal officials, but no good whatever came fro mthe demonstration to the masses. Now a few hysterical women of New York state are tramping to the state capitol to demand equal suffrage for women, and this will result in no more good for the masses than did the Coxey move. Things do not come that way in this country. In the past it has been Turkey's good fortune to profit through the troubles of the European powers, but at present the Sick Man of Europe seems to be up against the real thing and while he may not be backed completely out of Europe, yet he will be so near it that he will almost wish that he had been. "You can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time," and Turkey is finding that out. Hundreds of those present at the ball of the Eighth Illinois regiment who hissed Jack Johnson and his wife from the floor, were as white as Mrs. Johnson, though the former wass for colored while the latter passes for white. The question is how did those white Negroes come by their complexion? How did they happen to be born different from the simon pure Negro ? Champion Jack Johnson who recently married a white girl, was kissed by twenty white women after the ceremony. . But this was in the effete East, where the cratic women have run out of sensations." —Se- attle Weekly News. The black meat of "fouls" is becoming very popular among the sawciety women of late and the above is in keeping with the fad. SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1913 ABRAHAM LINCOLN The great American emancipator, looked over the embattlements of High Heaven last Wednesday and re viewed his work after fifty years had lapsed and said it is well done and he was amply repaid for what he did. His accountants declared to him that his Fif teenth Amendment protegees controlled lg,ooo gro cery and dry good stores, 300 drug stores, 61 banks and other business concerns of more or less import ance in the communities in which they are operated. Had a combined wealth of $700,000,000. The future for them looked good to Father Abraham. "A Dodge City policeman chased a man by the name of Bird for two blocks and suffered a hemorrhage. It was a safe bet the policeman wasn't an African." —Seattle Weekly News. Or the policeman would have shot him down as soon as lie began to run. Real estate is said to be cheaper in Seattle than in any other city of like size on the Pacific coast. If the real estate owners in Seattle had not wanted to hog it all they would not have killed the hen that laid the golden egg. It will be a long time before the suckers bite again. And now, according to dispatches, the Japanese are figuring on taking Australia from England. Won derful fellows, those Japanese! They take the United SI ales insular possessions and England's Pacific ocean holdings by the simple twist of the wrist. Such talk is so foolish that its a shame to send it over tin; wires. There is no doubt but that the parcel's post will hit the express trust a hard blow, but it will still make more money than its members can expend in ten life times o!' the ordinary person. Please Remit were beautifully engraved on the most of the New Years cards we received. . Not being able to interpret the same we have not as yet replied. Just to set us to thinking, King Boreas made a hasty call on Seattle Ney Year, but Queen Chinook came along and off he went. Emancipating the slaves of this country may have only been a war measure, but it proved to be a Christian act. That $30,000 lakefront home in the suburbs of Chi cago that the Associated Press credited Jack John son with having bought for his new wife was a com plete false alarm, he only having taken a few shares in the company buying the property. Asking the Boss. —Youth —"Can you tell me which is Mr. Ponsonby?" Lady—"The man with the gray hair talking to those ladies over there. lam Mr. Ponsonby's wife." Youth —"I know you are, that's why I asked you; as I thought you'd be sure to know."—Punch. VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 42 Senator Jeff Davis, of the state of Arkansas, is dead, and from the unpleasant notoriety he gave her from time to time she is none the worse off on ac count of her loss. Now, if the good God would similarly bless South Carolina by taking Governor Blease the New Year would begin well. William Rockefeller is having a merry old chase with Uncle Sam, who wants to find out how much money he has, and where it is. We are of the opin ion that the Rockefeller family has all of the money in the country that Morgan has not. James J. Hill says he has solved the crop problem. Well, that's good news if he will only make the solution operate. The most of the things that are solved these days never get far from the fellow that says he has found the solution. Simple Mathematics. —"1100 is it Jeemes, that ye mak' sic an enairmous profit aff yer potatoes? Yer price is lower than ony ither in the toon and ye imike extra reductions for yer freends." "Weel, ye se, I knock aff twa shillin' a ton because a customer is a freend o' mine, an' then I jist tak' twa hundert-weight aff the ton because I'm a freend o' his. "—Punch. Cherished Mementoes. —Senator Clapp, at a dinner in Washington, chuckled over the appearance before his committee of Colonel Roosevelt. "The Colonel," he said, "certainly got back at everybody. He reminded me of the Irishman. "A friend of mine, traveling in Ireland, stopped for a drink of milk at a white cottage with a thatched roof, and, as he sipped his refreshment, he noted, on a center table under a glass dome, a brick with a faded red rose upon the top of it. " 'Why do you cherish in this way,' my friend said to his host, 'that common brick and that dead rose?' " 'Shure, sir,' was the reply, 'there's certain mem ories attachin' to them. Do ye see this big dent in my head ? Well, it was made by that brick.' " 'But the rose?' said my friend. "His host smiled quietly. " 'The rose,' he explained, 'is off the grave of the man that threw the brick.' " —New York Tribune. Faciliated. —"So you are going to quit smoking, eh?" "That is my intention." "Be a rather hard job, won't it?" "I don't think so. My wife will give me a box of cigars for Christmas, and that will make it easy."— Houston Post. Useful Research. —Professor—"You say you are en gaged in some original research. Tpon what sub ject?" Sophomore—"l'm trying to discover why the ink won't flow from my fountain-pen unless I place it in an upright position in the pocket of a light fancy vest."—Chicago News. Onto It. —Blobbs—"Skinnum is trying to promote a new mining company. Did you fall for it?" Slobbs—"No; I tumbled."—Philadelphia Record. POETS WITH POWER. "Twinkle! twinkle! little star," the poet said, and lo! Way above the earth so far the stars a-winkling go. —San Francisco Call. "Roll on, thou deep blue ocean roll!" another voice was heard. And ocean rolls obedient to his mandatory word. —Louisville Herald. "Blow, blow, thou winter wind," the third one gave command. And every winter now we hear it blow to beat the band. —Boston Transcript. "Thou, too, sail on, 0 ship of State," a poet once did sing; And ever since the ship of State's been doing that same thing. — Yonkers Statesman.