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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.
Main 305 422 Epler Block
Seattle, Washington
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
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
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
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.
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-
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
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.

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