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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 CAYTON - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON - - Associate According to reports from New Hampshire it still takes "big money" to elect a United States sen ator. With all branches of the U. S. government Demo cratic, the session of Congress to convene April 7th will be extraordinary with a vengeance. There is method in Uncle Joe Cannon's madness in saying "adieu" to the political game, as the polit icians first said the fatal word to him. In the past, Maxine Elliott, the actress, may have worked some "good angel" to a final fare you well, but she recently married an angel, judging from his moral record. Pitched in the key of the "finest human ideals" is the Wilson administration, and it remains to be seen whether those ideals are shattered before the four years expire. The next time Rev. Call, the deposed San Quentin chaplain, goes into the grafting business, we suggest that he graft from dead ones, and he will be certain they will tell no tales out of school. In refusing to accept valuable presents from per sons, President Wilson makes it plain his administra tion is to be under no obligations to either the office seeker or the friend of the office seeker. When a jury of his peers found John S. Bodine of Chehalis guilty of a crime against his two year old daughter it would seem that the missing link between man and monkey has at last been found. Reports from Washington City say Mrs. Wood row Wilson is the happiest woman in the Capitol City. Then it's might and not right after all that produces real happiness in the human heart. Too bad. "Every age has had its heroes and in my opinion future history will record Abraham Lincoln and David Livingstone as the commanding characters of the pres ent age," said Dr. Booker T. Washington in a reecnt address. Even the Scientists have tired of W. D. Playwood, he of Gov. Steuenberg murder fame, and by a referen dum vote recalled him from a membership of the na tional executive committee of the Socialist party. It's a long lane that has no turn. Seeing there was no hope of arousing any patri otism among the men, the Turkish women have burst forth in a flame of patriotism that promises to make the allied powers set up and take notice. God bless the women. Because neither her children nor her grand-chil dren would visit her, an aged woman in the King coun ty hospital died heartbroken. Such offspring should be made to wander the wilds of the woods and eat grass like an ox. The cost of harvesting wheat is to be reduced from fourteen to two cents per bushel if an inven tion made by a Kansan continues to be a success. It threshes the grain as it stands, and one machine threshes thirty acres in a ten hour day. The next thing in order will be a patent grower for wheat. Silk braided guards have been discarded by the new master of the White House at Washington City SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, MARGH 21, 1913 and that part of the citizens of the United States, who think there is entirely too much tendency to mimic the bowing apes of Europe on the part of our presidents are heartily glad of the new ruling. A couple of street car conductors in Seattle have proven that all street car conductors are not thieves, by returning valuable finds they made into the office; now if the policemen could make a similar demonstra tion of honesty Dr. Matthews' statement, "this is the cleanest city in the United States," would be thor oughly demonstrated. The simplicity with which Woodrow Wilson is running the presidential office of the United States has caused consternation to prevail among the office seekers and the would be royalty apers, who hang about Washington City for the sake of "sawciety." It is simply Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, without" frock or frills, prefixes or suffixes. Keep it up, Woodrow, and all hell cannot beat you for a second term. Dr. Booker Washington had no sooner made his first visit to the Northwest and taken it by storm and departed than the report is given out that, the Giants of Chicago, a Negro baseball aggregation, is to play a three game series with Dugdale's team, and if they keep up their past record they will take the Northwest by a greater storm than did Dr. Washington. The Northwest seems to be a pretty green Held for the Negro just now. The tail of the British lion got so badly twisted St. Patrick's day by Secretary of State Bryan that it hollered like a stuck pig. Mr. Bryan was making a speech to the Irish on home rule and seemed to have forgotten the position that President Woodrow Wilson named him for a few days previous and that his talk might cause diplomatic enstrangements between Eng land and the United Stat^ but he Lei go Riley with all his power. Uncle Sam in order to pacify Johnny Bull whispered into his ear, Bryan was once an Irish man himself, but he dropped the 0 from his name and now he is Bryan instead of O'Bryan and for that his outburst of enthusiasm should be overlooked. It was only a crazy fool that assassinated King George of Greece, but a bullet from a pistol in the hands of a crazy fool will do just as deadly work as a bullet from a pistol in the hands of one of equal stand ing with the king. If reports arc true the dead num- ALBERT E. MEADE. VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 51 arch was very democratic in his life and refused to be heralded by advanced guards, with, "the king now approaches," but he moved around in the community as would any other man and the crazy fool took ad vantage of his democratic movements. Killing the crazy fool will do no good nor will it deter similar crazy fools from killing other good men, but lest this par ticular one get an opportunity to commit some similar diabolical deed, he should be killed and his body buried in quick lime in some place where his grave would never be know to the public. When Barnum said, "the American people loves to be humbugged," he told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and it is being' demonstrated almost every day. One of the latest demonstrations of it was seen in the resent a:rest of the Antonia Musica family of New York, who had worked the banks of the United States to the tune of over a million dollars, and the discovery was made by a mere accident. The American people's anxiety to get something for nothing accounts for them biting at every gold brick scheme that is presented to them. It may look a bit shaky, but they take a chance with the hope that, they will leather their nests beofre the thing collapses and the other fellow will have the bag to hold. Swindlers reap a golden harvest every year from American rockers. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. (Ram's Horn). A lie is a lie, no matter whether it is white or black. A barrel of money has never yet given any man all he wanted. Lot walked into Sodom, but went out of it on the double quick. The sparrow went into the ark through the same door as the elephant. If we are not making a good use of what we have, we have too much. It takes a good deal more than a bargain counter halo to make a saint. The man who is too poor to take a newspaper al ways has one or two dogs. It would spoil nine people out of ten to let them have their own way for a mouth. Everybody will be glad that the trouble at Olympia is over at any rate. And if anybody ever offers a prac ticable substitute for a state legislature, the idea ought I<>. prove a popular one in Washington.—Ft. Angelei Tribune-Times. '"In the midst of life is death," wrote an ancient sage, and when the death of Albert E. Meade, former governor of Washington, was reported last Wednesday, it was furth er proof of the correctness of the adage. It was with heartfelt regrets that we read of the death of Governor Meade, for in many ways he was a most admirable man. For four years he was prosecuting attorney of Whatcom county and made for himself an enviable record while in the office. At the expiration of his term as prosecuting attorney he aspired to a seat in Congress and made a valiant light for the nomination, but instead of being nominated for Congress the political wheel of fortune brought to him the gubernatorial nomination. It came rather unexpectedly and placed him under obligations to persons, who did not have the cause of the people at heart, and after he had been elected and inaugurated, he was often at a loss to know how to do his duty and at the same time not offend his political sponsors. But on the whole he got out of the awkward situation very cominendably, and though the most of his former political backers did not come to his rescue in his fight for a second nomination, yet he lead the field on first choice and was only de feated by a few hundred votes by second choice votes. When he retired from office he returned to Bellingham and took up the thread where he had laid it down four years previous, and his friends and neigh bors received him with the same fidelity they had always shown him and he soon became their foremost citizen.