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The Seattle Republican
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THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
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Montenegro evidently has its "nigger" up and
is prepared to say, "To hell with Europe combined."
Here is another instance where bravery is fool-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
A Scientific Defense. "You are charged with
selling adulterated milk," said the judge, according
"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."