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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^ CAY TON PUBLISHING CO., Inc. Main 305 422 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAY TON - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAY TON - - Associate MOTHER She didn't have a baby face, She wore no costly silks or lace. Her eyes were not of heaven's blue, Nor was her hair of golden hue. Her dress was fashioned years ago, Her step was measured, short and slow. As dear, as sweet, as pure as mother. Yet all the world held not another Wind and water are surely getting in their deadly work this year and if they keep up the pace they have set, 1013 will hold the record for fatalities. Governor Lister may be a Democrat, but he is acting like a hard headed Republican of the old school, which will make him hard to beat when he asks for something else. "Billy, the blessed" may be a great cake walker, politically speaking, but Judge Chadwick seems to have him skinned a mile fore and aft. Reports have it that the Japanese current has been doing some more changing, which must mean that those little brown devils are uncertain as to which side they should tackle, your Uncle Sam, if at all. Byron Phelps, auditor of King county who was elected asa" bullmooser,'' has not made many changes in the personnel of the office since he took charge, keeping his pre-election promise to the effect, the office would not be run as a political breeding ground. The tariff tinkerers will soon be toling off the death knell to the commericial industries of this country and it will only be a matter of a short time when an army of hungry citizens will chuck their idle hands into their empty pockets and shout, '' On to Washington City," as did Father Coxey in times past. From all directions come the reports that the Olympic peninsula is booming as it never did before, which "sho is going some." Since there is a sucker born every minute, if you want to make a piece of money sally in and sally out and do that until there is danger in getting stung and then run away quick. Two dollars each were paid for votes at the late municipal election, and that too by accredited agents of a local corporation. This sounds like way down south, where Negroes are as numerous as hairs on a dogs back, and a bit of cash on 'lection day is all they get out of the game. From the annual report of the Chief of Police of Seattle during the year 1912, it is learned that more Negroes were arrested, which, in comparison to the actual number in the city, was out of all proportion and demonstrates a criminal tendency which would be alarming if this was not a seaport town and so far from Negro centers as to only attract for the most part, criminal classes. During the year nine "social clubs" (gambling dives) and four saloons were kept open night and day for Negro patrons, when at best there was not to exceed a population of 3,000 in the city. Of those arrested, it is safe to say, that 75 per cent of them were floaters and 95 per cent of them without home or permanent occupation. Utah has adopted a new method of bringing out the vote. Men and women have the ballot, and any one failing to exercise the privilege must pay a poll tax of $3. —Memphis News-Scimitar. SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, MARGH 28, 1913 CWRrREjyT COMMENT The woman who goes wrong morally because she can not dress as fine as the other woman is at heart a moral pervert and would go wrong if she had a million instead of a mite. The social evil has been common to all ages and it will continue so, and while it is absolutely wrong to work women and pay them less wages than they can comfortably live on, yet the shortage of wages has no effect on the temperament of the woman,in the way of leading them into for bidden paths of life. To look finer and more attractive than the other girl are much more responsible for the women hurded up in large cities becoming prosti tutes than the shortage of wages. In other wrods the money madness of the American people is absolutely responsible for the whole rotten moral fabric that now prevails from the lakes to the gulf and from the At lantic to the Pacific. Republican papers think they are having a great deal of fun at the expense of the army of hungry Dem ocratic office seekers, but if the Republicans will only think for a minute, they will remember that the Dem ocrats are making no greater effort to get offices than did the Republicans when Grover Cleveland went out of office, and to bring the thing still nearer home, no greater effort than are the Republicans at the present time trying to keep in office. To hold an office is as much a disease in the United States as is the disease to get rich quick. Once in office the average citizen of this country seems to feel absolutely certain he is on the straight road to Get Rich Quick and he does not seem very badly mistaken.' Yes, call a grand jury for King county, if one tenth of what ha sbeen published in the daily papers of Seattle about graft and corruption be true. Graft seems to be cock of the walk in every place the public's money is handled and if a grand jury can put at least a temporary stop to his wild career then for heaven sake call the grand jury at once, if not sooner. Ugly charges have been made against the health department of the City of Seattle, and the superintendent is under fire. The Seattle Republican does not believe that Dr Crichton is guilty of any official wrong, but the charges have been made and a thorough investigation should be held and the grand jury should hew to the line anl let the chips fall where they will or may. The recent disasters in Alabama, Omaha, Dayton and other smaller towns in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsyl vania, in which thousands of persons have lost their lives and multiplied thousands made homeless, are calamities such as never before visited the United States or any other part of either North or South America. The freakishness of the weather all over the county gives one a feeling of, what will happen next? The actual numbor of persons lost in the flooded dis tricts will perhaps never be fully known, but there is hardly any doubt of it being up into the thousands. "Whether the disasters that are falling thick and fast on the United States are the visitations of the Al mighty for the wickedness and sin which have become so common to the latter day civilization, in the shape of forgetting God, we do not know, but we do know that sin and corruption have become so common in the United States that wrong is more often practiced than right. The art of making strikes pay has apparently been mastered by the hard-coal operators, conclude several Eastern papers in view of a report on coal prices and wages which was sent in to Congress as one of Sec retary Nagel's last official act. As the New York Tribune summarizes the figures in the report, the ad vance of twenty-five cents a ton in the retail price of noal was made ostensibly to compensate for the ad vance in wages following last spring's strike. But, we are informed, "the coal operators paid their miners $4,000,000 additional during 1912 as a result of the increase in wages and advanced the cost of coal to the public in the same year $13,450,000. Thus they gained $9,450,000 in one year as a consequence of the strike. In this way "the miners, the operators, and the re tailers all made easy money by the strike and the wage agreement, observes the Springfield Repub- VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 52 lican, "while the public alone has lost money, through higher prices, without any compensation whatever." In New England, a region especially hard hit by high •oal prices, another daily, the Boston Christian Science Monitor, is indignant at "the apparent deliberatness with which the coal interests involved here set to work with the purpose of trifling with the public. Henry Drum has been named by Governor Lister as superintendent of the Walla Walla state prison, and from a partisan standpoint the appointment is "a one," but from a prison standpoint he has no more fitness for the postiion than has a fifteen year old boy for the city superintendency of public schools. But Henry Drum is a splendid good fellow and The Seattle Republican is heartily glad that a broad gaged, liberal-minded man like Drum has been selected by the governor for the place, and being a broad-gaged, liberal-minded man may mean that he will learn how to handle the prisoners just as adroitly as well as suc cessfully as did his eminent predecessor. FIFT YYEARS OLD Older than any other paper, daily or weekly, in the state of Washington, older than the state itself and almost as old as the territory, THE WASHINGTON STANDARD enters upon its fifty-third year today.— Washington Standard. YOU ARE NUTTY The Seattle Argus says: "Gov. Lister's vetoe of the Cheney Normal school was admirable.'' Certainly, from a Seattle "spirit" standpoint the bunch on Elliott bay would like to see every Normal school in the state, including Bellingham, wiped out and moved to the Qeen city.—Bellingham Sentinel. ITS REALLY TOO BAD Poor Carry Nation. What a glorious time she would have had with the militant suffragists in dear old Hingland were she on earth again. Smashing saloons is nothing compared to heaving bricks through the windows of the Kink's palace, ye know.—Tabor World. KANSAS BLUE SKY LAW With the several legislatures in session over the country, much has been printed regarding the "Blue Sky law. Yet many people do not seem to know just what this "blue sky" law is and several inquiries have come to this office. The original Kansas law which will serve as a model in the discussion in various states was very drastic. The basic idea of the "blue sky" law is that jearly there shall be filed with the proper official of the state for public inspection the complete records of the financial condition, dividends, properties and earnings, of any company whose securities, stocks or bonds are offered for sale to the public. The primary idea is to foil, by exposure, those peddlers of worth 'tess stock and fraudulent "securities" who prey upon the masses and who advertise '' gilt edge propositions which in reality are worthless. A blue sky law does not necessarily prohibit the sale of stock in a company which proposes to raise 7-toed cats for the French market, or blue watermelons, or Angora cattle. But the company, by the publication of its resources and past dividends would probably drive away all possible investors excepting those who insist on throwing their money away, and such people should be requested to remit all their surplus cash by money order anyway, without the formality of having "stock" issued to t hem. The three Pujo Committee reports, one majority and two minority, prove that this Congressional in vestigating committee at least was free from voting trust control or interlocking directorates.—New York World. Changes in administration are sometimes attended with disastrous results, even in this country. A North Carolina Democrat who postponed getting a hair-cut for sixteen years until the election of a Democratic president is now at death's door with pneumonia. Nashville Southern Lumberman.