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THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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:
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.