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The Seattle Republican
SINGLE GOPIES 10 GENTS THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN Is published every Friday by Cayton Publish ing Company. Subscriptions, $2 per year; six months, $1.00, postage prepaid. Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Seattle. CAYTON PUBLISHING CO., Inc. Main 305 422 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON - - Associate If the books of municipalities were correctly kept, the grafters would have to go out of business and thus would another army of unemployed have to meet the cold charities of the world. The Democratic tidal wave last fall seems to be responsible for the cold wave that is hanging over the commercial and industrial enterprises of this country just now. To distinguish between the "great" and the "near great" persons of the world depend wholly upon your standard of greatness. English physicians have fallen out with themselves over "the price" for attending patients. American physicians take all their patients have and divide the spoils. In deciding against a public reception to President Wilson immediately after his inauguration, the Demo crats must be fearful less a public indignation meeting against his political policy be held too soon thereafter. Single tax may have its short comings, but Judge Albertson gave it a long inning. Its advocates are not only persistent, but likewise insistent. It will be a fire when it burns. Its only a few weeks more before this republic will become a democracy from stem to gudgeon; and thus do all things come to those who wait. "Cures" for cancer and consumption are coming thick and fast, but we notice death from those dis eases are about as numerous as before they were dis covered. Disease seems to have but little regard for "cures." Should Coal Bill run as expensive an account in February as he did in January, somebody is going to go broke as well as cold. Despite the fact that February is the shortest month in the year, she boasts of the greatest number of legal holidays. Those of the Turks that the allied powers left alive, evidently do not feel that life is worth living, and they have begun to slay each other. Turkey must be destroyed. That grocer, who was holding a political seance in his store, and was forced to turn his face to the wall while robbers relieved the till of its contents, has learned again that it don't pay to mix politics with business. Falsifying election returns is so common to the entire South that the arrest of forty-five election of ficers for padding the returns sounds like a false comedy act at a funeral. It seems that Jack Johnson is as anxious to get out of the country as Castro is to get in. Uncle Sam, however, thinks Johnson more serviceable than Cas tro, and so he keeps Jack in and Castro out. This is an an eye single to business. Who knows but Europe will soon boast of a United Balkan States Republic, fashioned after your Uncle Sam. Asia did it last year and Europe may likewise show her good sense this year. Though Gen. Sickles was a brave man and had high ideals, yet he was neither brave nor morally strong enough to keep from stealing when a golden opportunity presented itself. A bill has been introduced in the United States senate increasing the membership of the supreme court two points. SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1913 WASHINGTON'S THIRTEENTH LEGISLATURE Wray's eulogy on the late Senator John A. Whal ley was a touching tribute paid to a fellow member of the legislature and especially since Representative Wray did not intimately kaow him until they were both members of the legislature. John A. "Whalley was a loveable character and his death was regretted by all who knew him. McArdle of Jefferson, is having trouble with the editorial writer of the Post-Intellignecer, and whether McArdle or the P.-I. got worsted in the bout is hard to say, but certain it is, McArdle lost his temper and used language in describing the editor of the P.-I. that would not sound well in a Sunday School. If the Constitution of the state is wrong then the thing for Mr. McArdle to do is to have the Constitution changed. Davis' prohibition bill may fail of passage, but if it does the advocates of state wide prohibition will resort to the referendum and to that end petitions are already being circulated all over the state, with the view of having such an amendment put on the ballot in 1914, and thereby give the voters an opportunity to express themselves on the advisability of state wide prohibition for Washington. An open fight between the "drys" and the "wets" of this state seems certain of being waged next year. Jackson, senator from King and also member of the board of directors of the Monroe reformatory, is courting a thorough investigation of the institution by the legislature and says, "I have no fear of the out come." In this he is backed by Corwin S. Shank, another member of the board. The legislature should accomodate the board, if for nothing else than to stop so much seemingly unnecessary criticism. Senator Allen's resolutions of gratitude to Charles S. Reed, superintendent of the Walla Walla peniten tiary, for the good service he has rendered the state, was timely as well as deserving. No person ever in the employ of the State has rendered her more effic ient service than has Charles S. Reed and it is to be regretted that politics was instrumental in him leaving the service of the state. Dr. Kane's appropriation for new buildings at the University of Washington did not get the warm re cention in the legislature that he had anticipated and the odds are against'the University getting one half as much as Dr. Kane asked for. In years past the King county delegation has always been a unit for the wants of the University of Washington, but the present delegation is not only not a unit on the wants of the University, but some of them are actually fighting Dr. Kane's recommendations. There is no doubt but that Dr. Kane has outlived his usefulness at the University, and the sooner he throws up the sponge the better for the University and the whole State of Washington. Campbelle's bill wanting a constitutional amend ment submitted to the people to prevent the courts from declaring legislative enactments unconstitutional seems to be an indirect way Senator Campbelle has for abolishing the courts of the state. Judges may some times rule very arbitrarily and not in keeping with common sense, but such judges are the exceptions and not the rule and such a law as that proposed by Sen ator Campbelle would completely overthrow the funda mental principles of this government. To say the, least, the bill is a foolish one and should be killed. French's black law bill has not been reported out of the senate as yet, and when it is it is truly hoped that it will be indefinitely postponed, and especially sa so far as the Negro is concerned. The passage of such a law as he has proposed simply means that other black laws will be introduced in the coming legislature and God knows where they will end. The black folk are doing nothing in the State of Washington to be humil iated as the French bill will do, and it is hoped that a majority of the members of the legislature who know this to be a fact, will stand by their convictions and vote all the black laws down and out. Foster and other members of the King county delegation will make a fight to have the reapportion- VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 45 ment bill opened up and some of the members from the smaller counties seem inclined to give King some thing of a square deal, but not wholly so. Goss of King is doing some good work in the house this year and he is on the high road to making for himself quite a reputation. If Goss can manage to keep the swelling out of his head he will be of some benefit to his constituents. This is not said with the view of trying to humiliate him or because the writer has a grievance against him, but for his own good, as hundreds of persons, who observed him in the legis lature two years ago declared, he had such an awful dose of the swell head that he could scarcely get through the doors of the state house. Corkery's bill having for its object the right to recall judges by popular vote has been indefinitely postponed, and it met a deserving death. Judges under the ban of recall would neither rule for or against litigants and in the courts pandemonium would reign supreme. The house has shown its good sense by indefinitely postponing the objectional meas ure. PARAGRAPHS. It is to be regretted that the home where lived Francis Scoot Key, the author of the "Star-Spangled Banner," our beloved national air, is being demolished. The government should have owned that house and kept it intact as long as possible. Bills have been introduced in six northern states having for their object the prevention of white and " colored" folk from legally marrying. What has been only a radical condition in this country is being rapidly legalized into a race problem, which will re sult in more race trouble. It is declared that New York city has 35,000 fallen women living in houses of ill-fame, or in places where they receive men for immoral purposes, and in the past each of them paid from $60 to $1,000 per month for police protection, which did not include an annual stipulated fee the law exacted from them on entering the business. The foreign commerce of these countries in 1911 was $2,100,000,000, of which the United States cap tured about $600,000,000, and this sum will doubtless be doubled in the next decade with opening of thg Panama canal. Andrew Carnegie's beneficences for 1912 reached the enormous sum of $135,000,000, almost one-half as much as was contributed by all the other liberal hearted Americans during that period. The approxi mate score of the steel magnate's gifts now stands as follows: Libraries, $52,000,000; pensions for col lege professors, $22,000,000; colleges (mostly small and struggling institutions), $20,000,000; hero funds, peace funds and miscellaneous, $113,000,000; Carnegie corporation, $125,000,000. The total amounts to the stupendous height of $332,000,000. This gives Mr. Carnegie a strong lead in the race for distributing millions, his closest competitor being John D. Rocke feller, with a credit of only $175,000,000. The Y. M. C. A. of North America has now a membership of 566,000, an increase of 30,000 over last year. New buildings were opened to the value of $7,000,000, and during 1913 eighty new buildings are planned, to cost $10,000,000. The annual budgets of the 2,192 Associations will total up $11,000,000 during 1913, and three-fourths of this large sum comes from membership dues, paid by young men themselves. The international and State Associations, which are the promoting agencies, spend $700,000 a year. There are 4,000 employed officials. It is claimed that at tendance of men at religious meetings and on Bible classes the past year was 5,800,000, but the report, just out, makes no mention of numbers gotten by Associations into actual membership in the churches. It is stated, however, that during 1913 greater efforts are to be made on this line, and next year the figures will be given. $2.00 for the year 1913 is the price of The Seattle Republican. It is always readable and you will never regret a subscription price for it.