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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 CAY TON - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON _ I _ z _ Associate January on the Atlantic coast may have been unusually warm, none of which the Pacific eoasi en joyed. There is one thing The Seattle Republican al ways furnishes its readers original ideas on all current events. Suppose Thomson should stick the Times in his damage suits, it would be "some money" to charge to profit and loss. With both Hillman and Hopkins leaving McNeil Island, the "promiiieni men" row thereof will be badly shot to pieces. Both to Mr. and Mrs. Seaitle Business, a Sun that promises I<> be the delight of the community, and the comfort of his parents. We have learned that Harry B. -Jones, who is accused by his wife of maintaining a dual family was nol the other Mr. Jones, but was simply Mr. Jones. There does not seem to be any justifiable excuse in making Seattle a spearate congressional district, apart from King County, except for a few to control the election. "Comforts of home" have been added to logging camps in the Northwest. There is such a little doing in those camps that its an easy matter to add the luxuries of home. The report that Editor Blethen controlls the P.-L should lull of its own weight after las! Saturday's editorial, which among other things said: "Seattle does ttoi want to lose Dr. Matthews." If it were a mutual agreement between Dr. Tur ner and his wife that their marriage should never be recognized by each other, what in heaven's name was the excuse of them marrying at all.' A court of justice has decided that a husband has no legal right to open his wife's letters. Perhaps that conclusion was reached on the theory "eves dropers never hear any good of themselves." It is the concensus of opinion that there is grave danger of the Democratic harmony ice pond being badly broken with Bryan, Clark, Underwood and other "big guns" all skating thereon at one and the same time. It will be a hard blow to the advertising end of the papers of Washington if the office of coroner is abolished. Almost as much money was spent in the election of the coroner of King county last year as was spent in the election of the governor. Those responsible for the publication of the Se attle Sun are to be congratulated for the magnificent paper they turned out the first day, and each subse quent day. The Sun is truly the "longfelt want," and if it continues as it begun, there is no doubt of it filling the bill. These are supposed to be hard times and yet the Sun is born and becomes a strong, vig orous youngster from the very outset. Long may it shine. COURAGE "We will speak out, we will be heard, Though all earth's system crack; We will not bate a single word, Nor take a letter back. We speak the truth, and what care we For hissing and for scorn, While some faint gleamings we can see Of Freedom's comming morn. Let liars fear, let cowards shrink, Let "traitors turn away; Whatever we have dared to think That dare we also say. SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, J^J&s¥- 31 / 1913 —James Russel Lowell. Levi Ankeny was elected to the United States Senate on the thirteenth ballot ten years ago (January 29th) thereby defeating Addison G. Foster, seeking re-election, and John Lockwood Wilson, who had also served four years as a member of the senate. This was Mr. Ankeny's third attempt at election, which proved the charm. It was variously estimated that the three efforts cost Senator Ankeny upwards of $750,000, but he was determined to have it at any cost, At the time Foster was elected at the instigation of Senator Wilson, it was reported that Mrs. Ankeny said to friends in Olympia, "If Senator Wilson would de cree thai Mr. Ankeny instead of Mr. Foster succeed him in the senate as a reward $100,000 would be a mere bagatell, but Wilson was too bitter toward Ankeny to consider any proposition. Senator Ankeny served his six years, but failed of re-election and retired to private life. He still resides in Walla Walla. John B. Allen, one of Washington's first United States Senators and pioneer citizens, has been dead ten years (.January 29th). In territorial days lie lived in Walla Walla and was United States District At torney for the State of Washington. He traveled to the various places where court was held by stage or horseback, and in after years he often recited many pleasing reminiscences of his experiences on the planes. It was while IT.l T. S. District Attorney that he became intimately acquainted with Cornelius 11. Hanford of Seattle, which acquaintance ripened into fast friend ship and resulted i» Mr. Hanford being given the ap poiniineiit to the federal bench. Mr. Allen was elected as one of the first United States senators from Washing ton and drew the short term — Qov. Squire drawing the long. Few men were more affiable and aceomodating than Senator Allen, though his political associates made for him some very bitter personal, as well as political enemies. After his defeaj he concluded Seattle a more lucrative Held than Walla Walla for his profession and he formed a law partnership of Struve, Allen, Hughes & Mc.Mieken, that soon became the Leading firm of the Northwest. Senator Allen's family still resides in Seattle and his son-in-law, W. T. Dovell, took his place in the firm. George Turner deadlocked the legislature of the State of Washington twenty years ago and succeeded in defeating Senator Allen for re-election. Gov. Mc (Jraw appointed Senator Allen to succeed himself, but the United States Senate decided that he was not entitled to hold the place, owing to the legislature's failure to elect. Judge Turner subsequently lefi the Republican party and joined the Free Silver Repub licans and was elected to the senate by the Pops, Democrats and P. S. Republicans in the fifth legis lature, January 1897. lie soon became famous in the halls of Congress. Since leaving the Senate he has been repeatedly honored by Republican presidents to represent the United States government in foreign controversities and he is now U. S. Commissioner on fishery disputes between the United States and Canada. John Lockwood Wilson was elected a member of the United Slates Senate by the Washington Legis lature eighteen years ago, after one of the most des perate political battles-, in the history of the North west. He succeeded Senator Allen and had but four years to serve, owing to the failure of the legislature to elect two years before, during which time the state had but one representative in the senate. The session of the legislature was rapidly drawing to a close when Mr. Wilson concluded that his cause was lost, packed his grips, p.aid his hotel bills, thanked his sup porters and prepared to leave for Washington City the next day, but Senators Ide and Deckebach, Repre sentatives Scobey and Taylor, took a more hopeful view of the situation and succeedded in rallying the shattered forces and during the night they not only re-opened the Wilson headquarters, but secured enough signatures to assure Mr. Wilson's elec tion, and at the joint session the following day at high noon John L. Wilson was elected. The speaker of the house of representatives at that session of the legislature was the Hon. R. B. Albertson of King County, who is now one of the Superior Court ous in the politics of the state for many years there after, even to the time of his death a few months ago. But this week the Thirteenth legislature paid a POLITICAL REMINISCENCES VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 45 glowing tribute to the memory of Senator Wilson and the leading eulogizer was Representative Goss, who for many years was city editor of the senator's paper. Many others joined in the memorial service and much of his political life during the thirty years he Avas a citizen of the state was recited. James G. Blame, the Plumed Knight, and uncle Sam's matchless statesman, who repeatedly Bought the presidency and died as a result of his defeat, has been dead twenty years, having died January 27th. The name of Blame will live as long as that of any statesman ever produced in the Tinted States. Blaine'a Twenty Years of Congress, which he wrote after retiring from the senate, is one of the master j ieres of American literature. No man wilt) has ever rim for the presidency of the I'nited States had as many eathusiattie supporters as did Blame. He would have reached the geal of his .ambition had not one Dr. Burchard in a fit of over enthusiasm made the invidious comparison, "rum, Komanism and rebellion," every Catholic voted against him and he was defeated. Grover Cleveland was president of the United States twenty-five years ago and among the many unpopular things that he attempted to do was the return of the flags of the Confederate armies, which had been captured by the Union armies. The Pres idential order was rescinded owing to the storm of protests it precipitated.. President Cleveland like wise vetoed thousands of pension bills of I'nion soldiers and made remarks at the same time that was said to reflect on the Union veterans as soldiers. The order to return the Confederate flags and the satirical comments about the Union veterans contributed much toward his not succeeding himself and the election of Benjamin Harrison. Times have greatly changed since the Cleveland fiasco and today the flags of the Confed erates are being returned and the veterans of the "blue" and the "gray," in their respective uniforms and under the tattered flags from the fields of battle hold reunions and rejoice at the prowess of each. Instead of Cleveland being dispised by the I'nion veterans for his insults, his memory IS honored and reverred, and thus "the world do move." William Jennings Bryan says: "Cabinet positions ought not to be regarded as currency with which to pay debts. They are responsible positions and in filling them the President-elect should look to the future and not to the past. "A public official has no right to discharge political obligations at the expense of the public. The men selected by Mr. Wilson for the cabinet should be selected not because of personal service rendered to him, nor even because of past set-vice rendered to the party. The individual counts for little; the cause counts for much. An individual if he had a proper motive for working, finds suf ficient compensation in the triumph of ideas, piin ciples and policies; he does not need the consolation of office. Offices should be used to strengthen the party and to advance the things for which the party stands. "The Commoner declines to discuss cabinet pos sibilities, but it ventures to express the hope that Governor Wilson will be governed by a higher motive than gratitude in the selection of his official house hold. In other words, the welfare of the party and the welfare of the country, not the ambitions of men or the interests of individuals, should be considered." James Hamilton Lewis of Chicago declares thai there are 46,000 persons in the employ of the United States, who serve as spies, detectives, investigators, watchers, decoys, betrayers, silent accusers and secret slanderers of everything which pertains to the citizen in America." It is reported that Mr. Mellen will give up all his steamship and steamboat lines—will cease to be a water-Mellen, as it were.—New York Press. You may now tip your waiter or porter and not break the law. Goss wants the legislature to make it a misde meanor for one to assume a false name. Who stung you, Frank?