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The Seattle Republican
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THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
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Perhaps the senate thinks Seattle has too many
Irish citizens to grant to her home rule.
If Madero is shot Uncle Sam proposes to medi
ate in Mexico —just bound to have scrap.
Mayor Cotterill is still smiling, the success of
Griffiths to the contrary notwithstanding.
If Griffiths would withdraw from the mayoralty
race now he might be Seattle's mayor next year.
The human hog who blackmails his way through
life must be made from the offals of all the balance
of the earth.
Despite its hoo-doo, Washington's thirteenth legis
lature has a Hart in it that warms up to the lieutenant
Now that a new president has been selected by the
jarring factions of Mexico, hostilities should at least
stop for a month.
A revolution within a revolution is Mexico's con
dition just now, and Madero is the one each revolu,
tion is after.
President Taft got a bumping in Congress the
other day that must have made him think of the late
If Cain, the slayer of his brother Abel, of biblical
fame, is the father of the American Indians, then
who fathered the Africans?
Under Madero, Mexico has sailed through bloody
seas, and now it looks as if Madero will have to take
a dose of his own medicine.
Handicap the state of Washington just now with
state-wide prohibition agitation and it will prove the
feather that broke the camel's back.
Hard times seems to have been driven completely
out of the East, but he is still sticking to the North
west like a sick kitten to a chair post.
From the amount of money the income tax prom
ises to turn over to the government to be distributed
by the Democrats a long felt want is in sight.
Woodrow Wilson as president of the United States
promises to knock custom into a cocked hat, as he is
planning to visit the Philippines while president.
Europe is surely overrun with wars and rumors
of wars this year, and unless the dove of peace gets
busy immediately, if not sooner, things will happen.
If the ex-policeman, who testified against Mrs. Fay
Edwards, told the truth then Mrs. Edwards could be
consistently charged with having raped a policeman.
Hungry Democrats are going to be hungry longer
than they had anticipated, if President Wilson does
not make a clean sweep immediately after March
Mr. Investigation is working over-time in the
state of Washington just now and yet he does not
seem to be finding much that he is willing to talk
SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1913'
Whether Olympia will see any wet or dry legis
lation enacted is still a debateable question and the
advocates of neither side are satisfied with the sit
If hostilities in Mexico cease Uncle Sam will lose a
golden opportunity to land troops on Mexican soil, and
Mr. Mediation will again lose another chance of ter
Whether the Spanish or Turkish language will pre
dominate in Hades for the ensuing year has not been
fully decided as yet, but it's a drag and a draw between
the two for the honor.
Men who are perennial candidates for some kind
of public office do not seem to get much consideration
from the voting public, and yet they never take a
tumble to themselves.
If the Mexicans want a good first-class president.
and one that will bring peace and harmony out of
chaos and cussedness, we suggest they select Henry
Lane Wilson of Washington.
What's the use of arresting one or two of the police
men of New York for grafting, when time and money
could be saved by aresting the entire force and sending
them to prison on general principles.
Schedule X is said to be the rock on which the
Republican party foundered, but we are of the opin
ion that, it will be schedule G, meaning greed, that
will be the rock on which the Democratic party will
Political rumor has it, Governor Lister will make
a clean sweep as soon as the legislature adjourns, and
experience will count for nothing. What will be the
Democrat's gain will be the taxpayers' loss in such a
If it is a fact that State Senator Nichols jobbed
the southwest in the shape of preventing good roads
legislation, then the southwest is getting hers for
jobbing King county in the way of preventing re
A report comes from the East to the effect that
the breweries will ask the next Congress to class beer
as a semi-temperance drink. If this is done, then it
is a safe h*+ that half of the states of the Union will
go dry at the first opportunity, if not sooner.
After thirty years' agitation of the subject Oregon
has a sterilization law and so fearful was its chief ad
vocate that it might be emasculated between the gov
ernor's office and the office of the secretary of state
that, she, herself, took the bill to its destiny and was
receipted for the same by the secretary.
Negroes who worked for Democratic success last
year have been given some slight intimation as to
what Democratic success means, so far as their future
is concerned, by the passage of the Mardwick bill by
Congress making it a felony for the inter-marriage
of the white and black folk in the District of Colum
bia. Well, you would have it.
DUNCES WHO MAY BLAME TOBACCO.
That over 90 per cent, of all boys who fail in the
grammar and high schools are smokers, is asserted
by Prof. M. V. O'Shea of the University of Wiscon
sin, as quoted in the University's Press Bulletin (Mad
ison, December 16.) The tobacco evil, he declares, is
the most serious one that the public schools have to
contend with. We read:
"Most boys do not learn to smoke because they
like tobacco, but because their schoolfellows smoke.
It is a social thing with the boy. By doing it he thinks
he is one of 'the crowd' ;md not an 'outsider.' Un
ruly boys are almost always addicted to the cigarette
habit. Smoking robs pupils of their docility. Records
kept of the work of students who were not addicted
to the smoking habit when they entered the high school
but who acquired it later show that not only did these
pupils become harder to manage, but the quality of
their school work also declined greatly. What a hold
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the smoking evil lias gained <>n public school boys is
indicated by the statements made by a number of
high-school principals who declare that from 50 to <s0
per cent, of high school pupils are now using cigar
ettes. It is an interesting fact that the strongesi sen
timent against smoking has arisen in communities' in
which the raising of tobacco is the principal industry.
Tobacco men do not want young boys in their own
communities to moke, and in a number of places in
Wisconsin various organizations have taken a stand
against smoking by school children."
Tomorrow (Saturday) and the citizens of the
United States will pay homage to the memory of
George Washington, the father of his country, and a
complete suspension of business is promised. As We
get further and further from the real life of Washing
ton, the sweeter his memory becomes, and we believe
a more general public demonstration should be held
in the great civic centers in honor of his memory. It
is quite a coincidence that the birthdays of the fonder
of the country and likewise the savior of the country
should come in the same month and only ten days
Citizens of the United States who flocked to Mex
ico a few years ago, with the view of becoming million
aires from the golden opportunities that that country
presented are not sure about getting the money now
as they were when they first invested in that country
Way after you have passed your fiftieth mile
stone and you find yourself in no more certain state
of mind as to what the morrow will bring to you
in the way of something for maintenance for you
and others dependent on you for still riper years, than
did you when only twenty, it takes not only a phil
osopher, but likewise a psychologist to meet your fel
low man with smiles. No, no, the world has not been
unfair to you, but you have been unfair to yourself;
but it is hard to keep from trying to lay the blame
on the world. As long as there is life, we are told,
there is hope, and Nature distributes this oil of hope
in such liberal quantities that it is truly a faint heart
that does not see better days ahead.
The results of the late primary election in Seattle
was a great surprise to the wise ones. Austin E.
Griffiths himself hardly realized that he would lead
the ticket as he did and we suspect E. L. Blame was
equally surprised that he drew fourth place. If you
can take previous primary elections as a precedent,
then Blame will be beaten at the polls. If Griffiths
holds his own at the regular election, and he will,
and if the three daily papers take the stand that the
three leading candidates be elected, as they have more
or less done in the past, then it looks as if Griffiths,
Marble and Parish will be the next councilmen. Blame
is a splendid man, but he has not popularized himself
within the past two years. It is currently rumored
that he is opposed to municipal ownership of public
utilities and unless he can disabuse the public's mind
of that he will not even run third at the general elec
Seattle seems to be the storm center these days,
for every political fad and ism that can be thought
of and the mind of the voting public is at sea as to
what will happen. Should single tax show a gain over
two years ago it will intimidate capital that other
wise might seek investment here, and if a hundred
and one other things that are being agitated by those
who seem to have nothing else to do but to conjure
up doctrines and isms to impose on Seattle, she will
make little or no progress for the next five or six.
Governor Blease wants a law making it a pen
alty for reporters to misquote a public official. Blease
would gain by being misquoted.—Baltimore American.
Nothing out of the ordinary for a senator to get
lost in the capitol. Sometimes they are hopelessly
lost in the Senate.—Atlanta Constitution.
Another hopeful sign of the times is that Ten
nessee has elected a United States senator without the
aid of firearms. —Los Angeles Express.