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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. ~CAYTON PUBLISHING CO.,lnc. Main 305 422 Epler Block Seattle, Washington HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON - Publisher SUSIE REVELS CAYTON - - Associate Montenegro evidently has its "nigger" up and is prepared to say, "To hell with Europe combined." Here is another instance where bravery is fool- hardy. Theodore Roosevelt favors the Japanese in the California embroligio. He could not be consistent and do otherwise, as he advocated citizenship for the Japanese when he was president of the United States. In our opinion Governor Lister could clean up the University of Washington a darn sight better at Olympia than by working on the campus, although he is reported as having done some very effective work even there. It is reported that a million dollars is being ex pended on the Great Northern tunnel under Seattle, and yet the average business man of the city seems to have no knowledge of the expenditure of so vast a sum of money either in or about Seattle. Seattle's bank clearances are millions ahead of what they were this time one year ago, but it is still impossible to borrow a dollar from one of the over flowing banks unless you have another gold dollar to put up as security and then the loan is discounted. Perhaps the government is waiting until the climate of Alaska becomes temperate again as it is reported by archaeologists to have been some ten million years ago, before they open up the country for investments. That is conservation with a veng ance. There is nothing that will attract so many curi ous people as a brass band, which must explain why W. H. Burns catches so many criminals. Judging from Burns' success brass band sleuths should be employed by every city and county in the United States. There may have been many May Day riots throughout the country, but they were not fast and furious enough to warm up the situation, as it was the coldest May Day that has been witnessed in the United States for many years, yea, almost within an average life time. Uncle Sam has recognized the Chinese republic and welcomed it into the sisterhood of independent governmnts. We wonder if Uncle Sam really wants to precipitate a war with Japan? Evidently he does, as he continues to do things that Japan warns him against doing. There is no doubt in our mind that the attitude of the fc California legislature toward the Japanese living in California is all wrong, but despite Japan's boasted strength she had better think a number of times before opening her gates and turning her dogs of war out on the Stars and Stripes. If we make no mistake Bull Mooser Falconer of Everett much preferred Woodrow Wilson to win in the late presidential fight than Taft, and, if we are correct in our allegation, then we can not see why he does not fall in with the Democrats' tariff tinker ing. The bull moose members of Congress will yet 'realize they are Republicans and not Democrats, as Senator Poindexter would have them believe.- SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1913 PERSONS IN THE PUBLIC EYE. L. H. Gray,, he of much political fame in the past, who spent the past six months in Southern California, has returned and is full and overflowing of that sec tion of the country. If he makes many more such trips to California it occurs to the writer that there is a bare probability of his making that his home. He is still talking Seattle should do something to ward getting summer tourists. He thinks the field is ripe for pulling off such a stunt and the sooner the better. California is booming and it is so because it is overrun with tourists all winter, and Seattle might do just as well if she would successfully bid for the tourists in summer.'' George F. Russell, Seattle's postmaster, is so cer tain that a change will be mdae with the head of the office in the very near future that he is already getting ready for his new position with the American Savings and Trust Company by breaking himself in at odd times. Russell has played a successful game at politics since he returned from the Klondike, but he sees the end of his long political career. Cornelius Lyman, who some fifteen years ago was one of Washington's most active and energetic politicians hailing from Columbia county, has giv en up the game altogether and is reported to be one of the most successful farmers in that section of the state. He has a fruit farm, a wheat farm and an extensive stock ranch. He also raises vast quantities of Irish potatoes, and when he cannot get a price for them that pays a profit for having raised them, then he feeds them to his live stock and the scheme has netted him a fortune. In politics one is always raising hades, but on a farm, if he has an eye to business, he can always be raising something that he can turn into money. Will H. Parry, the chief huH. mooser of the state, is being boosted for the gubernatorial nomination to succeed Lister, and while he has in no wise intimated that he wanted or would even have the job, yet he is doing stunts from time to time that leads one to think he either wants the job himself or he is work ing to have his choice named for it, and it is also hinted that in case he does not want the job then he may want Byron Phelps named for it. Either Parry or Phelps would make any other candidate that might be up against him hump before he or she got the place. Dave McKenzie is said to be very anxious to have a grand jury called, as he has a great many things in connection with the workings of the county com missioners' office, about which he wishes to have a heart to heart talk with such a body of inquisitors. McKenzie avers that crooked work has been going on for years and carried on right before his eyes, and yet he has been unable to head it off. Just why he did not call on the prosecuting attorney to help him out is more than we can understand. E. H. Wells, editor of the Seattle Sun, has kept his word and given Seattle a clean cut, up-to-date evening paper, and from the looks of its advertising columns it is doing well, but the prediction generally made that the Sun would kill one or both of the other evening papers has not held good, for the other papers seem to be doing just as well as they were before the Sun rose to set no more. Se attle must be a great town to support four metropoli tan papers like the P.-L, the Times, the Star and the Sun, to say nothing of the myraid of weekly papers. Will E. Humphrey is tickling the various small towns of his district by introducing bills in Congress appropriating so many thousand dollars for a public building in said town. When it comes to doing po litical stunts Will E. Humphrey is always there with the goods. Hylic Nettleton, who was at one time the pur chasing agent for the firm of Frederick & Nelson of Seattle, but who subsequently withdrew from the firm and entered into a competitive business with his old firm, has decided to retire from the retail busi VOLUME XV. NUMBER 5 ness and enter the wholesale business, and to that end h« has just closed out his stock. It is predicted by all who know him that he will be a brilliant suc cess in his new venture. It is said that he drew the largest salary while with Frederick & Nelson of any one in a like position this side of Chicago. J. P. Gleason, who some months ago retired from the active management of the American Savings and Trust Company of Seattle on account of differences with some of the larger stockholders, is again in the bank, though his official title has not been made public as yet. Gleason is a splendid business man and has succeeded in Seattle as few other men. Jacob Furth was fined ten thousand dollars and costs instead of given a prison sentence for his con nection with the Schricker bank. He will appeal the , case. If Ankeny, Andrews and Kelleher are all found guilty and fined a like sum, then Whatcom county will be able to take up all her outstanding indebtedness. Evidently there is more ways to kill a dog than by choking it to death with butter. Edward L. Terry has already announced his candidacy to succeed himself as city treasurer next February. It seems that Mr. Terry is a bit premature, but there is one thing certain, the people know a long time ahead that he is out for the place, and if they know anything as to why he should not be re elected, they have plenty of time to get their knives out and well whetted up. Thomas A. Parrish, having won the nomination and election for member of the city council with such ease, it is currently reported that he will be a candidate for governor to succeed Governor Lister. It's a long time before that time comes round, Brer. Tom, and you may be forgotten before it does. Samuel Hill, who for a number of years was one of Seattle's most active business men, but who now calls Maryhill his home, has recently imported eighteen splendid specimens of the Negro race from North Carolina and he has set them to work on his farm, but will soon start them out for themselves. Mr. Hill always did have his own peculiar way of do ing things, even to the defeat of Governor Hay. Gov. Ernest Lister has discovered that A. B. Ernst, of Seattle park board fame, is a consistent Democrat, and for that reason has given him a dandy political job. Ernst has been looking for something like that for the past twenty years, and he is now a firm be liever in the old adage that "patience is not without its reward." Hon. Fred 0. Harper, of Port Townsend, spent a day in the city this week on official business. He expects the customs office will be moved to Seattle in July. He has no fears of being removed from the office before his term expires, which is something like two years. G. Alfred Haynes has sold the Prosser Record and he will go East to enter other business lines. Either Editor Haynes made a fortune in the publish ing business or he has fallen heir to a fortune, but it matters not which way it came he will enjoy the change. A Scientific Defense. "You are charged with selling adulterated milk," said the judge, according to Judge. "So I understand, your Honor," said the milk man. "I plead not guilty." "But the testimony shows that your milk is 25 per cent water," said the judge. "Then it must be high-grade milk," returned the milkman. "If you Honor will look up the word 'milk' in your dictionary you will find that it con sists of from 80 to 90 per cent water. I'd ought to have sold it for cream."