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Published every Saturday at Seattle, Washington.
U. S. A.
In the interest of equal rights and equal justice to
all men and for "all men up."
A publication of general information, but in
the main voicing the sentiments of the Colored
It is open to the towns and communities of the
â– tate of Washington to air their public grienvances.
Social and church notices are solicited for pub
lication and will be handled according to the rules
of Journalism.
Subscription $2 per year in advance. Special
rates made to clubs and societies.
HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON. .Editor and Publisher
The passing of the Perkins Press of Ta
coma was so quiet and unexpected that it
leads us to suspect that Perkins and Baker
got their heads together and reached the
conclusion that "two heads are better than
one, especially in a barrel," and that in
the end both Perkins and Baker will have
more money and the public will have less.
Xo, constant reader, it is not our opinion
that Sam was financially forced to sell his
political organs.
Speaking about the sale of the Perkins
Press reminds the writer that Madam Ru
mor lias been hawking it about the streets
that the Post-Intelligencer of Seattle is on
the eve of a transfer. Just who the un
fortunate owners to be are she failed ot
divulge, but she persists in saying new
hands will soon be at its masthead. If
the rumor proves correct the public will
suffer an awful calamity by not being able
to read any more of Scott Bone's essays
every morning, for Editor Bone, sho can
write good essays.
And speaking about the sale of the P.-I.
reminds us that that paper has lost partisan
caste under the Scott Bone editorial regime
and to such an extent has it done so that
politically speaking it is very much in the
same position as that nameless animal in
Barnum's show, which he, Barnum, styled,
"What Is It." Last Saturady there was a
Republican County Convention in Seattle
and because Editor Bone was not permitted
to dictate its proceedings he refused to
print its proceedings on Sunday and until
now the list of the delegates has not been
published by it, which means that its Re
publicanism is rather thin.
Speaking about the County Convention
reminds us that tlie Republican State Con
vention will be held in Tacoma June 27th
and the self-conceived political leaders are
all whetting up their wits in order to tell
the other delegates to the convention exactly
how 1o lead the party out of the wilderness
next November. There is no doubt but that
the convention will be a howling success,
for is not the name of AVill E. Humphrey
to be found in the long list of political
hasbeens? and Sam Perkins being paperless
he has to be heard and between Humphrey
and Perkins there Avill be much howling
Speaking about the County Convention
reminds us that it revived two political
skeletons that had for years been laid away
in the closet in the persons of Dick Bal
linger and Tom Revelle, the former as per
manent and the latter as temporary chair-
man of the convention. It will be remem
bered that Dick Bellinger went to the mat
for the count when he was forced out of
Taft's cabinet for partisan malfeasance in
office. Tom Revelle was sent to the mat
for the count when he tried to swamp the
Republican party with Progressiveism. Both
Ballinger and Revelle were sent to the po
litical guillotine unmourned or unwept.
Are you sure there will be no nuisances
in the coming state convention, was asked
of Ralph Horr, who has been selected as
chairman of the delegation from King Coun
ty. "I am not quite prepared to answer
that question," he slowly but thoughtfully
replied, "but," he continued, "it is a fact
that Billy Whitney and George Grant are
on the delegation." It is political rumor
that the failure of the convention to name
Billy Whitney as the mogul of the delega
tion is responsible for the grouch of Editor
Bone. Then again Ralph Horr ran for
mayor against the wishes of Bone and yet he
was chosen mogul of the delegation, which
is another cause for grouch.
In reading over the names of the delega
tion the names of neither of the moving
spirits of the King County Colored Repub
lican Club were found and just as the writer
was about to conclude that a "lilly white"
delegation was to go from Seattle to Ta
coma up turns the name of Rev. W. D.
Carter and the day was saved. The county
convention would have done the party no
harm had it named Andrew R. Black and
1). T. Cardwell as delegates to the state con
vention, nor would any political mistake
have been made had the editor of the
(Seattle) Searchlight likewise been named
as a delegate. It would have been votes
in your pockets, fellows.
County candidates are as busy as bird
dogs in quail time just now and will so
continue until after the September election.
The big fights at the primary contest will
be for sheriff, for which nomination there
will be a dozen or more candidates, but Jack
Stringer and Bob TTodge will put up the
most spectacular fights, and at this writing
the odds seem to be very much in Bob's
favor. Jack never was very popular and
one term as sheriff has made him even more
unpopular than in the past, which is say
ing a great deal. The fight for commissioner
in the Seattle district is to be some fight as
Lou C. Smith, Lafe Hamilton and Nelson
have all announced themselves as candidates
for the nomination.
Political rumor has it that at least three
colored men will enter the race for legis
lative nominations and won't be bluffed off
the running track. There is a fighting
chance for one to be nominated in the forty
sixth legislative district, one from the forty
second and one from the forty-third. Just
how many will have the .nerve to actually
file is a question, but at this writing it is
absolutely certain one will not only tile, but
make an active campaign.
The court house ring, of which Harry
Gordon et al are moving spirits, are work
ing day and night to keep soft snaps for a
lot of court house idlers, who do little or
nothing, but entertain each other during
office hours, and draw their salaries. The
county officers are handed down from sire
to son and the members of the court house
ring would actually starve to death if they
had to get out and earn a living as do
other men.
Thus \'nv no one seems to have the courage
to try to stem the tide that promises to
nominate Clark Nettleton for commissioner
from the third district, If Clark is nom
inated and elected, and it looks very much
at this writing as though he will be, he and
Claude Ramsay will give King County the
most businesslike administration she has ever
If Theodore Roosevelt is not the Republi
can presidential Moses, then a great many
Republicans are sadly mistaken.
Despite the fact the P.-I. is the acknowl
edged Republican organ of King county, it
published neither the platform of the late
Republican county convention nor the names
of the delegates to the state convention.
Evidently Editor Bone has a grouch.
Our boys are swarming over there as fast
and thick as blazes, at which the kaiser
rends his hair and hands out smoky phrases,
lie thought we were so far away, across
such wastes of ocean, we'd never cut a deal
of hay. but now he's changed his notion,
lie understood his submarines would keep
our boys from landing, but now he wots
and also weens he faked his under
standing, lie thought the allies would
be whipped, he'd wind up all the slaughter
before our soldiers could be shipped across
the briny water. But now his hopes are
gone to smash, their wreck is most distress
ing, and now he sees, through his mustache,
how punk was all his guessing. Oh, now
our boys are over there, to swat the Huns
and bleed 'em, to can the kaiser and li is
heir and save the world to freedom. And
every day another bunch goes Bailing o'er
the water to demonstrate; our western punch
and make the tyrant totter. We'll show
the Tents what force can mean, with never
stint or limit ; we'll earn a glory most serein;
and ayes cannot dim it. Our boys will put
Red Bill on ice; and set his doom bells toll
ing; and it is ours to raise the price and
keep the ball a-rollin.u 1. I have a keg of
picayunes and I won't lightly skim it, bill
dig the bundle up eftsoons with never stini
or limit.
President L. W. Hill of the Great North
ern railway has over his desk- in his private
office a picture of ;i cow. "It is the only
common cow that lms ever been killed on
our tracks," explains Mr. Hill. "A large
number have been killed and we have al
ways found when we came to adjust tho
loss that the animals were full blooded prize
winners. This cow happened to belong to
<m honest Norwegian, who, when the claim
agent asked him what lie valued her at, an
swered : 'Vel. Ah tank she ban vort' about
$37.' "
VOL. 3, NO. 2

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