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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
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
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
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
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
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,
"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."—
Useful Research. —Professor—"You say you are en
gaged in some original research. Tpon what sub
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
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
Way above the earth so far the stars a-winkling go.
—San Francisco Call.
"Roll on, thou deep blue ocean roll!" another voice
And ocean rolls obedient to his mandatory word.
"Blow, blow, thou winter wind," the third one gave
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
And ever since the ship of State's been doing that
same thing. — Yonkers Statesman.
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