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POLITICAL POT PIE
.Fust who a plurality of the registered vote
of Seattle will go on record for next Tues
day is the question uppermost in the minds
of not only the citizens of Seattle but the
citizens of the entire state. Seven men are
seeking two places and there is a registered
vote of eighty-one thousand for each of
theni to draw on. (Jill, Hanson, Murphy,
Horr and (Jrifh'th are all strong factors in
the fiuht and it is safe to predict that the
two men getting twenty per cent of the en
tire vote will be overwhelmingly nominated.
Owing to the daily newspaper combination
hacking Hanson there seems little or no
doubt that he will lead the primary race.
Whether (Jill has been winning or losing
votes i ti the past two weeks is a question—
it looks on the face like the latter and if so
then Murphy or Horr may nose him ont
and be Hanson's opponent in the final heat.
fTorr and his friends have not been letting
the mass grow under their feet and he is
showing considerable strength at this writ
ing and if he continues to gain speed he may
he the man. While John F. Murphy has not
made as active a campaign as has Horr, yet
he and his friends have been pulling the
wires at a lively gait. He has the precedent
<>P, having served four years as prosecuting
attorney of King County and will thereby
commandeer a big Republican vote. The vote
between Ilorr and Murphy is going to be
dangerously close. Griffiths will comman
deer considerable general strength and there
being so many voters, who favor neither
Hanson or Gill, it might mean an unexpected
land slide for Griffiths, which would make
him Hanson's opponent. This, however, is
not expected and it is the concensus of opin
ion that Murphy or Horr will come under
the rope as second man.
At its February meeting the King County
Colored Republican Club endorsed Mr.
Ralph llorr after a rather spirited as well
as heated debate. The elnb was pretty well
divided in mayoralty sentiment between
lion- and Murphy and the latter's sup
porters in the club rather than see Horr
endorsed made a fight that the club go on
record as endorsing the candidacy of no
one in the present municipal campaign, but
they lost by a narrow margin.
Speaking about the man who will spin
off the final real with Tlanson, rumor has it
that the daily press, which is supporting
Hanson,, if permitted to select his oppon
ent, would pick (Jill or Horr as it believes
that either of them under the lambasting it
would administer to either of them, would
be beaten to a frazzle by Hanson. To beat
(iill the great daily press would simply play
up in flaming head lines his record as mayor
of Seattle and his recent disbarment. To
beat Horr his record as graduate manager
of the University of Washington, so goes
the story, will be featured. Just Avhat there
is detrimental to Mr. Horr in that record is
more than is now known, but political Ma
sonry has passed it down the line that, if
nominated, Ilorr will be immediately put
on the defensive, which is always detri
mental to the candidacy of any one.
The Lincoln Day banquet given by the
Young Men's Republican Club surpassed all
former efforts of the club and every avail
able seat was taken. The address of Col.
K. C. Washburn of Oregon was, so it is re
ported, the gem of the evening. Once on
a time Bob Washburn, as he was known
by old timers in Seattle, was one of the
leading political lights of the state and, it
seemed, was headed straight for Congress,
but an ill wind took him off of his course.
The members of the Kiri£ County Colored
Republican Club, who attended the Lincoln
Day banquet driven under the auspices of
the Young Men's Republican Club of Seattle
were: Cal Stewart, E. R. Chainey, Newton
Johns, Harry Leg:?, Walker James, W. A.
Vrooman and wife. Z. L. Woodson and
wife. A. R. Black. Dr. David T. Cardwell.
W. H. Banks, John Green. Dr. F. B. Cooper,
P. 8. Barnett. B. F. Tutt and wife, Henry
JOHN F. MURPHY, born in Lewiston,
Maine, October 10, 1876.
Attended and graduated from the public
schools of that city; graduated from Holy-
Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts; at
tended and graduated from the George
town University Law School at Washing
ton, D. C, in 1904.
From 1901 to 1905 was secretary to Hon.
William P. Fry, United States Senator '
from Maine, during that period acting as
vice-president, and was the presiding of
ficer of the Senate.
Mr. Murphy came to Seattle in June,
1905, where he has been ever since, a resi
He became Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
to Hon. Kenneth Macintosh in March, 1908,
and served as a deputy in the Prosecuting
Attorney's office until he was elected and
qualified as Prosecuting Attorney in Jan
Held the office for four years, during
which time, not only important criminal
but civil litigation for the county was had;
plans for the Lake Washington Canal; the
adjustment of differences between Pierce
and King Counties for the White River
Valley; the building of the New Court
Mr. Murphy resides with his wife and
two children at 1115 Federal Avenue.
Paid by F. C. Farnham.
RALPH A. HORR
Honesty, Common Sense and a Clean and
Patriotic City. That is my Platform.
I propose to enforce the law, and "every
man, regardless of creed, color, affiliation
or nationality will get a square deal" from
the mayor's office.
Unite on Ralph Horr, the "Square Deal
Candidate" for Mayor.
Mables and wife, Rev. W. D. Carter, Lieut.
J. A. Roston, Henry Gregg:, Thomas Free
man, C. W. Jamison, Leroy Bundy, William
Hendricks, S. Baird, William Saunders, P.
Frazier, A. Reed, Mr. Henry, Mr. Blackwell,
Capt. Powell, J. S. Peoples, H. S. Frazier
and H. D. Brown.
The colored quartet rendered a number
of vocal selections during the evening and
though there were a number of musical
specialties for the occasion, this club easily
won the honors.
The black sheep of the regiment stood be
fore his commanding: officer charged with
being drunk. He stoutly denied the offense,
and there was only one witness, a ser
geant, to prove it. Still, the records showed
eleven previous convictions for the same of
"You are a hardened and habitual of
fender," said the captain, sternly; "I can't
take your denial against the sergeant's
The prisoner then turned to the sergeant
witness, and asked, "Have you ever been
On receiving an emphatic negative, he
turned to the captain again. "Sergeant
says I was drunk. I says I wasn't. I ask
yer, sir, which is like to be right, 'im wot's
'ad no experience of wot bein' drunk is, or
an 'ardened and 'abitual like me?"
A MAYORALTY WINNER.
The undersigned citizens of Seattle regard
Austin E. Griffiths as a man of integrity
and solid worth and believing that through
his broad knowledge and experience of mu
nicipal government, he is the logical man to
direct a clean, efficient and fair administra
tion of this city's affairs, heartily endorse
his candidacy for mayor and urge his elec
Ole Hanson is a candidate for mayor of
Seattle as opposed to Hi Gill. Ole is a four
flusher and we hope he'll be skinned. Se
attle would regret having him for mayor,
WE BELIEVE. His Billy Sunday meth
ods against Jones did not get him a thing.
We hope that Horr beats him.—The (Ta
JOHN F. MURPHY.
AUSTIN E. GRIFFITS
James A. Haight,
Andrew R. Black,
Dr. Ida Rosencrans,
Cleon B. Roe,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chandler,
Thos. E. Lippy,
Mrs. W. L. Presto.
Mrs. W. D. Carter,
Mrs. L. A. Graves.