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a state of unrest and unless some steps be
taken before the present administration
draws its last breath we will be fighting
ourselves instead of a foreign foe. The
president, to all appearances, has turned the
management of the government over to the
Southern Democrats and they are directing
it along selfish lines instead of patriotic
ones. This is supposedly a free country, but
with the laws the Southern Democrats are
putting on the statute books, from time to
time, it is rapidly losing its freedom. Ex
tortion in this country is now like unto a
hydra headed dragon that sweeps up the
hills and down the valleys, seeking 1 whom it
may devour. In our patriotic zeal we are
overlooking our country's needs.
The anti-Roosevelt daily press of this
country is very much exercised over the
probability of the French people dubbing
our soldiers Teddys and to avert the catas
trophe Sammys have been suggested in lieu
1 hereof. We really believe Sammys would
be more appropriate than Teddys, but the
French people idolize Theodore Roosevelt
and they wanted him to lead the U. S.
army sent there, but that being denied them
by jealous partisans in this country they
are determined to immortalize the name of
the man of this country, they think the
greatest military leaeder of the age, and
therefore style the soldiers after his name.
The name of Theodore Roosevelt is re
vered by a great majority of the loyal
American citizens, and if it were possible
to have his going as commander of our
forces in Europe put to a popular vote
he would be elected by an overwhelming
majority. Unless he falls in death before
the next presidential election all hell can
not beat him for the Republican nomination,
and once nominated, he will carry every
Norther nstate at the general election.
As tin 1 fortunes of Avar sway to and fro
between the Entente and the Central Pow
ers each assumes a more dogged determina
tion and gives out the word, it's a fight to
the finish. If Germany is losing anything
it is so slight that she is not apparently
feeling it and if the Allies are gaining
anything it is not apparent. The two
armies are right where they have been for
the past two years and right where they
will be for the next two years, unless we
miss our guess. Aairships on both sides are
dropping bombs, but aside from the killing
of a few women and babies and the burn
ing of a few dwelling houses no serious
damage is done. The Russians seem to be
waking up and have taken a few Austrian
outposts and 25,000 soldiers are reported as
having been captured by them. The Ger
mans made an aggressive offensive move the
latter part of the week and the British lost
considerable ground and of course a num
ber of men. but men do not count for much
on either side. Airships attacked the Gce
man-Turkish fleet at Constantinople and
the city itself suffered slight damages from
the raids. Germany's U-boats are still sink
ing merchant ships, and the ships of all na
tions suffer one and alike. The Swedish
governmenet has protested to the German
government against the work of the IT-boatsl T-boats
on her ships, but to that the German gov
ernment apparently pays little or no atten
tion. The United States is rushing her navy
work and more men are being made ready
for the European Avar zone. Summing up the
situation as seen in the daily press, the
honors for the past seven days seem to be
about equal between the Entente and the
Central powers and thus far Uncle Sam is
playing little or no part, though General
Pershing's forces are being entrained for
the front, and will soon be taking their turn
at the Avheel in the trenches that have been
so long occupied by the Entente.
No Bection of our country is suffering so
much on account of the war as is the
Northwest. May perhaps the same is true
of other parts of the West, but being in
the Northwest, we know it is true of this
section. Prior to the war the Northwest
suffered severely from the financial panic
and it had by no meaens recovered from
the effects of that panic when war was de
clared and financial conditions became even
worse than what they had been, if such
a thing was possible. Business became more
or less paralized when war was declared
and to cause still more distreses the neces
sities of life sored skyward.
The conduct of the brutal mob in East
St. Louis is an evidence how this govern
ment protects those loyal Americans who
can always be counted on to defend the
flag in the hour of need. If colored Ameri
cans were permitted to carry arms and have
them in their homes there would be less
mob invasion. The colored American is
able to protect himself and the time is fast
approaching that he will defend himself
when his government fails to do so. O this
bloody riot and murder of innocent men,
women and children. O for a government
that is able to protect all of its citizens ir
respective of color. How long is this mob
violence to last? Is every friend of the col
ored American dead? If the government
is too weak to protect him give him arms
and tell him to protect himself. There is
not a drop of cowardly blood in the col
ored American and the present conflict will
surely demonstrate the valor of the black
man. France will protect her black sol
diers and promote them when merit de
mands it. There is an effort, The Bee un
derstands, to retire Lieut. Col. Young and
why, because he has but a short distance
to go to become a colonel and then a
brigadier general. The colored man is
bound to rise notwithstanding the preju
dice against him. There are some loyal
white people in this country who believe in
the colored American and will protect him.
Why should fire arms be taken from the
colored citizens and not from the white
citizens? By whose authority were the
colored people disarmed?
Let the colored people be protected or al
low them to protect themselves.—Washing
ton Bee.
Seweping reforms are demanded by the
working people of Germany, but the only
sweeping the Kaiser is interested in just
now is the sweeping of the Allies from the
field of battle.
Do You Need
Bills, Letter Heads, Cards, Posters
or any kind of
Job Work
If so let us figure with you.
Doing this kind of work is a part
of our business, and we are pre
pared to do your work
At Once if Not Sooner
Ten thousand are as easy for us
to handle as one thousand.
513 Pacific Block Telephone Main 24
Residence, Beacon 1910
GEORGE W. TURNER is satisfied that
he is quite eligible to membership in the
Quarter Century Club, for, says he: "twen
ty-five years ago I was running into Seattle
on a N. P. train as a Pullman porter."
Whatever he attempted he always did well,
and he was an ideal porter. Mrs. Turner
had not decided at that time to live in
Seattle, but he tauted up the town so much
that it was not long before the Turner fam
ily was moving to Seattle. He was about
thirty years of age at that time and wore
a Jack Johnson golden smile, which made
the ladies from St. Paul to Seattle look
long and wish that they had spied him first.
While he did not exactly coin the cash, yet
he husbanded his earnings and in the course
of events was buying real estate and is
therefore at present the owner of valuable
real estate in the city. He is working for
the city of Seattle in the street department
and is always Johnny-on-the-job.
ISADORE MANEY, who is now a rail
way mail clerk with headquarters at As
toria, Oregon, and who is visiting with his
parents at present, was a tottering tot
twenty-five years ago and of course with
no conception of the future. But Isadore
grew physically and likewise mentally until
he finally reached maturity. He graduated
from the Broadway High School of this
city. Subsequently he took the railway mail
examination and was successful and soon he
was in the U. S. service and moving steadily
on to the goal. He took unto himself a
wife and now he is happy and content.
His parents are proud of him and he is
highly appreciated by all who know him.
At a special meeting of the Negro Busi
ness Men's League of Seattle, held at Mr.
S. H. Stone's ice cream parlor, 1714 Broad
way, June 26th, 1917, the matter of financ
ing the League was thoroughly thrashed
out, and the League unanimously voted to
institute a membership fee of two dollars
and monthly dues of twenty-five cents. It
was also agreed that this should apply to
each member now in the League and to all
who may become members in the future.
Kindly advise the League in writing, through
its secretary, F. B. Cooper, if you approve
of this plan and if we may depend upon you
to 'meet this obligation. Please inform us
before our next regular meeting, July 15th,
which will be held at 300 Main Street at
2 P. M. sharp.

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