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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
SUSIE REVELS CAYTON _ I _ z _ Associate
January on the Atlantic coast may have been
unusually warm, none of which the Pacific eoasi en
There is one thing The Seattle Republican al
ways furnishes its readers original ideas on all current
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
"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
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
"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?

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