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am E -; I l\ II 19 ¥ vl HI William Pigott, one of Seattle's f orem; s; business :nen. and likewise one of her commercial benefactors, has been favorably spoken of in connection with the next governorship of Alaska. It would be a God-send for both Alaska and the entire Northwest to have a man of the business qualifica tions of William Pigott as her governor, and the men and women of the Northwest are a unit for him to accept the position, if tendeerd by the pres ent administration Mr. Pigott has been in business in Seattle for many years and has amassed a fortune from it. He always had grear faith in the future of Seattle and the Northwest and for the most part put the profits arising from his commercial enterprises into either Seattle real estate or Seattle industries, and his judgment was good and both of those investments proved successful ones, and as a result he is now the master of an immense fortune. He haa always taken a lively interest in the Development of Alaska and should he be named the governor of that territory he would not leave a stone unturned to develop Its resources, nor would he leave a stone un turned in helping to develop the whole Northwest. At present he is one of the chief stockholders of the Renton Car Works, which, perhaps, is one of Hie largest industries in and about Seattle. He has never shown any very great desire to enter the game of politics, and if he enters the race for the Alaska governorship he will do so for the sole purpose of developing the territory and the Northwest along the lines he thinks will give the beat commercial and industrial results. From private letters as well as dispatches from Americans, who are and have been in touch with the Mexican troubles, and who have critically watched the movements of Minister Henry Lane Wilson down there, it is learned that, there is absolutely nothing to the charges against him fostered by a New York paper for political purposes and aided by disgruntled Mexicans, who are ready and willing to make any kind of a statement, if it will attract a bit of sym pathy to themselves or their cause, and the one side is as willing to make exaggerated statements as the other. All Americans in Mexico during the upheavals do not hesitate to declare that Minister Wilson played the part of a peacemaker whenever and wherever he could and played the part of a Hercules whenever and wherever it was necessary. It is so ridiculous to charge Minister Wilson with taking sides with any of the warring factions in Mexico that any reputable newspaper should refuse to receive any such news items. Mr. Wilson knew that if he should favor either side the facts would soon leak out and whether the president of the United States be Republican or Demo crat his resignation would be asked for. There is no doubt but that Henry Lane Wilson has acted most nobly under the trying ordeal through which he had to pass and nothing more thoroughly proves it than TE^RSOJVS IJV THE TVBLIC E^E WILLIAM FIGOTT. THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN HENRY LANE WILSON. » ■ '^ i \ m II » * jE- 1 I 1 \ ' «■ IBB* James A. Moore, of Mooie Investment fame, which for a time made the world set up and take notice, promises to come back and there are hundreds of business men in Seattle, who believe he will keep his word. Since the collapse of the steel works at Irondale, Mr. Moore has been working on the proposition to reorganize the company, and when seen a few days ago he said: "It won't be long now before Irondale will again be in her glory, and it will be under the same management that started it out." That Mr. Moore was taken a dirty mean advantage of by .hose he had trusted, is plain to be seen, but the meanest part of it all was the steel trust was aided and abetted in its dirty work by some of the prominent men of Seattle. No man has done more for the upbuilding of Seattle and the No: thwest than James A. Moore, and in doing so he was unselfish in his work, but despite his efforts in behalf of the commercial supremacy of Seattle, when he went East to re-financier the Irondale plant, scores of telegrams preceded him warning his financiers againflt becoming interested in the proposition, and similar messages preceded him when he left New York for London, which for the time succeeded in blast ing his every prospect. Not satisfied with that after the plant had been wan tonly bled for multiplied thousands of dollars, attempts were made to black en tht' character of James A. Moore by charging, he had misused the funds of the company. Mr. Right may travel very slowly, but he always travels very surely and for the most part manages to get to his destination in time to sec hat every fellow gets his just reward. This paper predicts that James A. Moore will yet be tht commercial and industrial idol of the Northwest and a prominent figure in the financial affairs of the United States. JAMES A MCORE. the absolute confidence all Americans as well as all foreigners in Mexico have in him. MEXICAN WEALTH IN AMERICAN HANDS. Two-fifths of the wealth of Mexico are in the hands of Americans. A recent estimate places the entire wealth at $2,500,000,000. Of this amount more than $1,000,000,000 belongs to Americans. The English pos sess in Mexico $321,000,000; the French $143,000,000. The Mexicans themselves own $800,000,000, while the remainder, $118,000,000, is divided among the other nations. Just before the present revolutionary troubles began, American money was coming into Mexico by the tens of millions a month, but the unsettled condi tions have put an end to this stream for the time be ing ; but as soon as peace is restored and is assured, the stream will flow again into Mexico. More than half of the railroad securities are owned by the United States and have a combined value of $640,000,000, while the Mexicans have invested only $137,000,000, and the English $168,000,000. The investments of Americans in mines are estimated to be $223,000,000, while those of the Mexicans amount to $7,500,000. In timber lands, ranches and farms Americans own $12,000,000, while Mexico has $66,000,000. In cattle and live stock Mex ican investments are five times as great as the Amer icans'.