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The Seattle Republican
SINGLE COPIES 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 Victor Murdock is to run for speaker of the house of representatives and he perhaps will be sure of get ting one vote. Twins are born six weeks apart, comes a report from London. And there are liars in England as well as in America? We never suspected it. If you want your notices published at hard-times prices, then call Main 305, The Seattle Republican, and you will be surprised at what you can do with a little money. Suppose the expenses of King county have been boosted a half million dollars, there should be no com plaint registered, as times are harder now and it takes more for one to live than i% did last year. As was predicted, the Seattle Giants were were ponds for the Chicago Giants, who were put down and out at the sweet will of the "shines." Some sweet day the public will demand that such teams be recognized. May perhaps the European powers themselves will have to do a bit of fighting before the fighting feathers of the Balkan allies are smoothed down. Turkey sues for peace, but the allies are still fighting for a piece of Turkey. An ex-Congressman in St. Louis has been convicted of fraud and faces a term in the penitentiary. No, con stant reader, Missouri has never elected a Negro to Congress. We do not know the combination of the con vict congressman. May perhaps Charley Hefner prevented Hugh C. Wallace from being a member of President Wilson's cabinet, but Wallace is to be minister to France, just the same, which is another striking illustration of you can't keep a good man down. Let's hope that Dr. Edward Rosenhorn of Chicago has captured the rheumatic germ and that he will safe ly bottle it up. If the doctor will only get the effects of the germ out of our right shoulder we would have a great deal more respect for his claim. Had the Aliens been sent to prison for life and with out hope of gubernatorial clemency instead of to the elec tric chair their punishment would have been a thousand per cent more severe, but that would not have been an It eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. It occurs to us that President Wilson is rather late in taking up the study of the tariff. We understood from his campaign speeches that he had mastered the subject years ago and only wanted to be president to put into execution his splendid theories. In sending Mrs. Pankhurst to prison for three years the British government has helped rather than hurt the suffrage cause of the women. Administering undue punishment even to culprits attracts attention to them and they at once become martyrs. Whoever was responsible for the arrest of Dr. Hol comb for arson should themselves be arrested for crim inal libel. In the preliminary examination no evidence was introduced which in any wise incriminated the doctor, and some one should suffer for the blunder. Motorccyclists have rights, we admit, but when their rights interfere with the rights of the commonweal then SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1913 their rights end. If the law can not make the motor cyclists respect the rights of the other fellow, then the other fellow ought to have a convenient gun as a gentle reminder. It's hard to keep a good man down, thinks J. M. Layhue, who was recently retired from the office of state superintendent of public instruction, as he has been elected superintendent of the schools of Centralia. Layhue,, in years past, was a familiar figure in King county politics. Seattle was not destroyed by an earthquake as was predicted by Rev. Bryson and heralded by Mrs. Miller and sensible people should not have taken any stock in the rot, but they did, and it therefore caused a good many heart aches. The asylum is the proper place for all such fanatics. It's a new phase of the Western avenue compli cation, if the city of Seattle paid for the hauling and dumping of fresh produce in order to keep the market from being flooded and the prices go down. If this phase of the investigation is established then the guilty wretches ought to be sent to the state prison. No, dear reader, the money trust has not exactly been bursted, but it has been badly jarred—so badly that, an tagonistic legislation, not only in Congress, but in state, county and city law-making bodies will handicap its fu ture movements. The recent investigation in Congress was the beginning of the end. Ohio's flood losses are no greater, so it has been es timated, than the losses in the San Francisco earthquake and fire, and no national financial or commercial distress is expected, and there should not be as this country is too large and should be too prosperous and progressive to let a single calamity disturb its onward march. WOMAN-SUFFRAGE STIRRING THE STATES. While the women's parade, their appeal to the Presi dent, and the promise of unprecedented activity on the part of the Senate's Woman Suffrage Committee have combined to give Washington exceptional prominence in the franchise news of late, the most tangible gains for the cause continue to be made in the individual states. In addition to the nine where women already enjoy the same voting rights as men, there are fiA re states in which a woman-suffrage amendment has successfully run the gauntlet of the legislatures and now awaits only the final test of a popular referendum. In three states the amend ment has passed both houses of one legislature, but must repeat this process in the next, before going to the voters. In five states the amendment has passd one house. In fact, the record in the various legislatures moves "The Woman's Journal and Suffrage News" (Boston) to com ment with some amusement on "the eagerness of members to make party capital out of the question." We read: "It has been new and cheering to see politicians in several legislatures pulling caps for the privilege of in troducing suffrag measures. In one legislature ten differ ent members offered their services to the women to bring in the bill. In various cases, when an influential member of one party was on the point of introducing it, a member of another party stepped in ahead and got the start of him. 'Let us get the party the credit' has been the cry in legis lature after legislature; and still more keen has been the wish to avoid getting the party the discredit. In past years the women have had to keep tab on the record of their opponents. Now each party :s keeping tab on the other. In Maine, every vote against the amendment in the House was cast by a Democrat. The Maine Repub- licans will never let them forget it. In Massachusetts, the Republican leaders have used the party lash to keep Re publican members from voting for the suffrage amend ment. The Massachusetts Democrats will keep them well reminded of it. The secretary of the Woman Suffrage Committee of the National Progressive Party has sent to the president of every State "Woman Suffrage Association a letter asking for the record as to how the party mem bers in the legislature vote on this question. In the states where all the parties put suffrage planks in their plat forms, those who did it first are calling attention to their priority. Altogether, it is clear that after the advent of equal suffrage, there will be efforts on all sides to per suade the women that 'Codlin's the friend, not Short.' "Meanwhile, the suffragists smile, and continue to 1 gather in' state after state.'' VOLUME XV. NUMBER I YOU CAN LIVE LONG. We should all live to be a hundred if we would only avoid friction. Just as with machines, our loss of vitality, of force, is due to the senseless scraping of body and mind against their environments. And to lack of sleep, the right kind of sleep, is due the most of our mental and physical friction and therefore of oar premature aging. Every person should sleep calmly, dreamlessly, for a full eight hours out of the twenty four. If he does this it means that during one-third of life consciousness is sus pended—in short, he is not living in the sense of expend ing vitality. And then we are given a perfectly simple little mathematical problem. If, all told, the years of such a man's life number one hundred, then when he celebrates his hundredth birthday he is not really a day older than sixty-six and two-thirds years. That is the actual term of his active life, and no one considers that decrepitude. You must not only sleep eight hours, but you must wake from sleep with a laugh. That not merely makes you feel youthful and happy, but if you laugh at yourself so early in the day you are sure to get ahead of anybody else. I believe that a beautiful and yuothful mind is ab solutely essential to a beautiful and healthy body. A really intelligent person will want to be in good physical condition and will be sensible enough to take care of his body. THETELEPHONE TRUST. You, dear reader, have heard much about the hard lines of the telephone company from the monetary stand point, but to set you absolutely correct as to the financial earnings of this particular trust in the United States, the following is page forty-five of the annual report of the company: Earnings: 1911. 1912 Dividends $20,844,398.53 $24,247,430.02 Interest and other rev enue from associated companies 10,462 786.70 12,523,084.45 Telephone traffic (net)— 4,979,231.92 5,472,812.66 Other sources 683,812.62 474,665.62 Total $36,970,229.77 $42,717,992.75 Expenses 3,668,984.00 4,810,348.49 Net Earnings $33,301,245.77 $37,907,644.26 Deduct interest 5,567,980.30 5,844,698.86 Balance $27,733,265.47 $32,062,945.40 Dividends paid 22,169,449.79 26,015,587.76 Balance $5,563,815.68 $6,047,357.64 Carried to reserves $2,800,000.00 $2,800,000.00 Carried to surplus 2,763,815.68 3,247,357.64 $5,563,815.68 $6,047,357.64 THE ROAD. (By Berton Braley.) I sing you an ode Of the country road, The lumpy road Any the bumpy road, That jolts the wagon and spills the load. Mud to the hubs when the rain comes down, Flooded wherever the creeks run high, Filled with ruts when the fields are brown And the sun is hot and the air is dry. It's clogged with gravel and packed with sand, So built and grade and laid and planned That it takes a team, And sometimes two, To do the work one horse should do. It racks the wagons with jolts and jar. It ruins horses and motor cars, Keeps back crops from the market place, Piles up debt on the farmers' place— The old-time road is a plain disgrace. But the modern road is a different thing, A worthy theme for the bard to sing: Put together For every weather, Smooth and dustless and good to see, And graded right, as a road should be; Useful always and muddy never, A thing of beauty—a joy forever. —Mt. Vernon Argus.