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The Seattle Republican
SINGLE GOPIES 10 GENTS THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN Is published every Friday by Cay ton Publish ing Company. Subscriptions, $2 per year; six months, $1.00, postage prepaid. Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Seattle. CAY TON PUBLISHING CO., Inc. Main 305 422 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAY TON - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAY TON - - Associate 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 governor. 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 November election. 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 fourth. 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 about. 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 uation. 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 ritory grabbing. 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 founder. 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 wholesale removal. 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 apportionment. 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 VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 48 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 apart. 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 of revolutions. 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 tion. 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. years. 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.