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The Seattle Republican
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THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
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HORACE ROSCOE CAY TON - Publisher
SUSIE REVELS CAY TON - - Associate
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
"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
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
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-
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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.—
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
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
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
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.