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The Seattle Republican
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THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
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"To sin by silence when we should protest
Makes cowards out of men. The human race
Has climbed on protest. Had no voice been raised
Against injustice, ignorance and lust,
The inquisition yet would serve the law.
And guillotines decide our least disputes
The few who dare must speak and speak again,
To right the wrongs of men."
PATRIOTIC PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION.
Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States,
seems to have forgotten that he is a Democratic presi
dent and, according to the precedent of a hundred
years or more, must serve his party in preference to
serving his country, and is really serving the republic
first. It has been a great many years since a man has
been elected to the presidency of the United States,
that was able to see any good whatever in any meas
ure that was brought forward for the betterment of
the affairs of the country unless the measure originated
within his party lines. Many of the issues advocated
by the Populist some years ago were ridiculed and
hooted down because a Republican or a Democrat did
not originate them, and when absolutely killed was
hunted up and passed by the dominant party and is
now a law of the land and doing yeoman service.
President Wilson seems to have the good of the coun
try at heart and if he can control the unruly members
of his party, who still cling to the idea there is nothing
good outside of the Democratic party, then the coun
try may be the beneficiary of a truly patriotic presi
CALIFORNIA'S ANTI-JAPANESE WAR.
The hulabaloo that California is kicking up over the
proposed alien land law is a burning shame and dis
grace. If California wished to prevent aliens from
owning land in the state se has a perfect right to, but
the law should affect the Englishmen the same as the
Japanese and Chinese. Every man and woman that
are permitted to enter the United States should be
eligible to citizenship and should be encouraged to be
come a citizen of the republic, and the Orientals should
be no exception to the rule. We believe a majority of
the citizens of any country have the moral right to say
whether or not a certain race or nationality shall enter
the ports of the country with the view of living there
in, but we do not believe this or any other country has
the moral right to deny any person, who comes here to
live, the right to become naturalized citizen, if he or
she likes. As to the work of the Japanese, they are
making of Western Washington a veritable garden and
the lands that they clear and put in a high state of
cultivation, have increased in value a thousand fold.
The land owners in the White river valley, on Vashon
island, and other sections, where the Japanese have
developed are not a hundredth part as fearful of the
yellow peril as the members of organized labor, who
labor more to cut down the time for work and increase
the amount of money they get for the few hours they
pretend to work, than they actually toil. The Pacific
Coast would be the beneficiary if a million Japanese
and Chinese farmers were permitted to land and lease
the lands along the coast.
RICH MEN AND YOUNG GIRLS.
There is no doubt of the fact that "rich men who
take advantage of poor girls" and bring about their
moral undoing are the most despiceable whelps that
ever drew the breath of life, but they have done so
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1913
since the mind of man runneth not to the contrary and
they will continue to do so for generations yet to come.
The higher ups seem to take a fiendish delight in prey
ing upon the ones lower down. Because, however, this
has been and is being done is no reason why those
caught in the act should not be punished and the more
.severely they are punished the less keen others in the
future will try to do so. Men however seem to look
with complacency upon other men who rob young girls
of their virtue and it is only once in a great while that
the officers of the law can convict one guitly of the
heinous crime. Let's hope that the entry of women into
the body politics will bring about a radical change on
this question and that no case of white slavery will
be tried unless at least half of the jury be females.
PERSONS TALKED ABOUT.
G. W. H. Davis, secretary of the Brewers' Associa
tion, has been in conference with the representatives of
organized labor for the past week endeavoring to ad
just threatened labor troubles. The representatives
will reach an amicable agreement.
Editors Bone and Blethen, respectively of the P.-I.
and Times of Seattle, are both in the east, whither they
went to attend the meeting of the Associated Press,
and, acording to dispatchs from New York, they were
permitted to put their feet under the ''big ones' " ta
Judge Macintosh is now holding court in the attic
and while he may not develop into the attic philoospher,
yet there is no doubt of him being the attic jurist of
the Northwest, at least for the present. Judge Mac
intosh is the state's only native son on the bench and
he is making good.
Frank McDermott, president of the Bon Marche, is
making preparations to have the store celebrate its
anniversary within ten days and great are the prepara
tions he is making. Those connected with the Bon
Marche do things with a hum.
A. B. Ernst has been reappointed a member of the
park board and he semes as well pleased over the ap
pointment as if he had been made postmaster of Seattle
by Prsident Wilson. He is devoted to the park work
and gives up a great deal of his time to its needs.
Judge John E. Humphries of King county, who had
the county commissioners arrested because they would
not provide him with an American flag with 48 stars
on it, has plenty now. Since he made the war he has
been presented with three. He is still camping on the
trail of the commissioners, however, as one wall of his
court room is still bare. —Chinook Observer.
Dr. Adna W. Leonard leaves for the east April 28th
to be gone five weeks. While in the east he will lec
tur in many of the larger cities. He has been in Se
attle about two years and is considered one of her fore
most divines from the point of ability as well as zeal
George Turner, Washington's most noted Democratic
politician, who was popular with Republicans, seems
to have incurred the cold shoulder of the Wilson ad
ministration and he is not only not to be consulted as
to appointments in the state, but he is to likewise lose
the position to which he was appointed by President
John T. Gayton, who was messenger of the federal
court in Seattle under Judges Hanford and Howard,
but let out when Howard failed to be confirmed, has
been reappointed and is now on duty. In speaking of
his appointment the F.-L, for the first time in many
months, told about it and neither quoted Mr. Gayton
as using " nigger jargon" nor did it bring out the fact
that he was a Negro. '"The sun do move."
VOLUME XV. NUMBER 4
K. V. Ankeny, one of the Seattle bankers charged
with accessory to the failure of the Schricker bank,
who was to be tried in May will not be tried until some
time in June.
Senator Poindexter practically has gone over to the
Democratic party, judging from information which
leaked out recently. During the special session of the
senate Poindexter went to Democratic leaders and
asked them to provide for him on committees, fearing
the Republicans would treat him badly because he left
their party. The Democrats as a result of his appeal,
gave Poindexter a small chairmanship, but that was
all they were willing to do for him, and it was given,
it is understood, on his promise to vote with the Dem
ocrats on the tariff bill and on other close party issues.
He therefore appears to have dickered himself back
into the Democratic party, though openly professing
still to be a bull moose.—Tenino News.
H. R. Cayton, of the Seattle Republican, was in the
city this week on business. The rumor is out that
Cayton is to sell his Republican and devote his time to
a magnificent apartment house. If Cayton disappears
from the journalistic field, the cause will have lost one
of its brightest and most scintillating writers. —Tacoma
Jesse S. Jones is to retire from the public service
board May 15th, after a continuous service of six years.
Mr. Jones has made an excellent servant of the people
and it is too bad that all of his experience is to be
thrown away and the whole board placed in new hands.
John H. Schively seems to be a hoodoo to insurance
companies as the two he has connected himself with
have gone into the hands of receivers. He went east
soon after retiring from the office of insurance com
missioner and accepted the management of a large
insurance company, and he had hardly been installed
into office before the company was placed into the
hands of a receiver.
Judge Cushman, in order to relieve the crowded
calendar, has been holding court in Seattle for the past
week. The appointment of Judges Ronald and William
Hickman Moore is said to be out of the question and
it is also said Judge Chadwick has no show. Rumor
has it, Judge Ronald's connection with the Krug affair
has hurt his chances and rumor has it that Moore's
testimony in a cose in which he was financially inter
ested, has blasted his chances of appointment. Judge
Chadwick is reported to have been too outspoken in
some campaign, which blasted his opportunities to go
on the federal bench. New men are now being con
sidered and an appointment may not be made for
Hugh C. Todd, chairman of the Democratic central
committee, who managed the late campaign, is develop
ing into a great publicity agent. It is reported that he
does not even intrust his publicity work to a lieutenant,
but does it all himself. He is working to be the big
Democrat of the Northwest under the Wilson adminis
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