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VOL. V* NO. 4
Discussing the Many
State Candidates.
The Fat Places With Many
White I,abor Only— Four Candi
dates for Congress—Postal Sav
ings Banks—Senator Turner and
Free Silver-No Interest in the
School Elections—Denies That
Southwest Combination Is Push
ing Hon. Allen Weir.
< The Aberdeen Packing company of Fair
haven is to make an innovation in canning
salmon this year, by employing nothing but
white labor, if it can be procured. The
company is advertising for 210 white em
ployes.—Aberdeen Bulletin.
Permit us to suggest to both the company
and yourself that you had better advertise
for 210 American employes instead of that
many white ones. In this country a man
should be given work who is willing to
work, regardless of the color of his skin.
Some of the blackest rascals that are hung
wear the whitest skins and some of the
whitest men that ever walked wear the
blackest skins. Lay aside so much of your
damnable color and race prejudice and use
American labor, regardless of its color or
It is already known that there are at
least four candidates who have a congreb
sional bee buzzing in their bonnets. They
are: J. C. Taylor, of Orting; L. D. Camp
bell, Frank Cushman and Col. Thad
lleuston, 01 Tacorua. Thus I'ierue county
is well represented with congressional
timber, but then it might be well to re
member that there are other sections of the
state that may strongly demand a represen
tation also. —Puyallup Independent.
Yes, and very likely there will be four
more before the time of holding- the con-"
vention for, if the The Republican is
creditably informed,quite a few dark horses,
even in Pierce county, believe that they
hold the congressional joker up their
sleeves, which will be on hand for use at
the next Republican convention.
Speaking as to the nomination of Hon.
Allen Weir to congress from the west side
the Olympia Capitol comments on The
Republican's article as follows:
The Seattle Republican "Pie-maker
puts the "southwest combination" behind
Allen Weir's congressional aspirations.
Republican politicians who have toyed with
that combination will not be disposed to
congratulate Mr. Weir even should the
rumor prove true.
The Olympian has the following to say
about the matter as a comment of what was
said in this paper:
The following is from the Seattle Repub
"Ex-Secretary of State Allen Weir is
being urged for the nomination to congress
from the west side of the state and he is
making considerable headway in that di
rection. Mr. Weir is one of the most
sagacious politicians in the state and he
has always succeeded whenever he at
tempted anything in the way of politics.
But recently he took hold of the city poli
tics of Olympia and to the surprise of all he
elected the entire Republican ticket, and
that too when the entire state administra
tion was lending the Fusionists a helping
hand. The Pie-maker understands that
the southwest combination has decided to
support Mr. Weir with all their might and
main, and that being true he will come
pretty near the nomination."
While all this is very kind, and indicates
a friendly disposition, Mr. Weir is too
modest to claim so much. His services in
the Olympia municipal election were
simply those of an old time political wheel
horse, and while the result was not as
sweeping as claimed above, it certainly did
prove a surprise party to the opposition.
The southwest combination, so called, has
probably not decided as yet whom it will
support. Still Mr. Weir has many strong
friends in every one of the southwest
counties and strnds the best chance of any
to secure their support in the coming state
convention. He's a winner, all right, Bro.
Cay ton.
A short time ago a Seattle father named
Bradley was horrified to find that a de
signing wretch named ScheJderup had
ruined two of his daughters. Bradley got
a gun and killed Schelderup on one of the
main streets of Seattle. Last week a jury
promptly acquitted him of murder on the
ground of temporary insanity. The verdict
was just, the only fault being that for so
righteous a vengeance a father should have
to set up the insanity plea to secure an ac
quittal. A defense of justifiable murder
would have been more fitting.—Chehalis
But he is acquitted and right, and by no
means Bradley, was vindicated.
Seattle firms have their catalogues with
prices of articles attached and these books
are sent out by the thousands. In glancing
over the pages it occurs that Centralia
people could buy most of the articles as
cheaply at home and keep the money here.
Centralia merchants are enterprising, keep
large stocks of goods and should be patron
ized liberally. Keep the money at home. —
Centralia News.
Now you do not believe what you have
said yourself, for it is as unreasonable as
anything can be. Don't wort yourself
about Seattle.
It is a disgrace that, out of a possible 450
eligible voters in the coming school elec
tion only 146 should have taken enough
interest in it to register in time to vote.
Not over eighty per cent of these can be
reasonably expecied to turn out. In other
words 110 voters will decide the fortunes of
the largest school district in the county for
the coming year at least. Heretofore the
turnout to the school election has been very
general and considerable interest has been
taken in it. The vote cast has been one to
be proud of in fact. —South Bend Journal.
There seems to be a general lack of in
terest taken in school elections, which is a
disgrace to Americanism.
About eighteen Silver Republicans, led
by Senator George Turner, met at the office
of Graves, Wolf & Graves on Monday night
of this week to declare that the silver issue
is not dead and that they wanted no more
offices in the next fusion circus than they
had before. Both of these declarations are
refreshihg. The silver issue is not exactly
dead, but it is dying as fast as human
nature will let it and faster than anybody
hoped. Nobody is talking silver any more
except office seekers nd thej do not talk
it except when forced to do so. When the
wheat chart and silver parted company
and when prosperity began to come to
the people in spite of the protests of the
silver men, the beautiful theory of 16 m 1
lost its charm and the people began to
wake up.
And they are waking up at a rapid rate
—so rapid that but few will be left by the
time of the next election. As for the of
fices, they took the lion's share last time,
aad if they take the same amount this year,
it will be a hog's share. With a U. S.
senator, congressman and attorney general,
to say nothing of a multitude of minor of
fices, they did not do a thing to their allies
They were ten times as strong as they are
now and they only ask the same amount of
pie. We think that the Populists and
Democrats will have something to say about
this, and as this is the last rattle out of the
box for most of them, what a scrimmage it
will be.—Spokane Outburst.
The free silver Lsue was certainly an
issue "for office only" and the Republican
part of the combination certainly worked it
for all there was in it.
The Republican press does not dare to
openly antagonize postal savings banks, but
it is puffing the school savings banks as a
substitute. The fact that the savings must
go into the regular banking channels and
become a part of the '' best banking system
on earth" makes it, in their eyes, a much
more meritorious measure. The widows
and orphans who have been buncoed out of
their savings will not agree with their find
ings.—OlympiaCapital (Pop;.
The Republican press does not oppose
any good measure, though it accidentally
traces its origin to some wild-eyed Popu
list. It's always on the alert for any good
ihings. Postal savings banks are, in the
opinion of a large majority of the Repub
lican press and lay Republicans as well, a
very meritorious measure and they want to
see them given a fair and impartkl trial.
An Army and Navy
Memoranda book is what you have been
wanting. The Northern Pacific has it.
It contains cut of the Maine, map of Cuba,
list of U. S. and Spanish naval vessels, in
terior drawings of a battleship, illustra
tions of U. S. and Spanish ships, glossary of
navy and army words, table of distances,
commanders of TJ. S. ships and army corps,
list of U. S. regiments and their com
manders and other information very useful
and valuable at this time.
The book fits the vest pocket and is up
to date.
Send Chas. S. Fee, general passenger
agent N. P. R. St. Paul, Minn., ten cents
and the book is yours.
Seattle Ice Company....
Factory and Office First Avenue South
and Charles Street. 'Phone Pike 67.
Meagher Grocery Co.
—Dealers in—
Clioice Groceries
Select brands of Eastern and California Butter
614-16 Pike St. Tel. Pike 28.
Reported from the Front during the En
tire Week Near Santiago.
Saturday —Three men were killed by explosion of a torpedo while being placed
in the river below Jacksonville, Fla.—The Monterey puts into San Diego for coal,
having encountered storm in which 87 tons washed off her decks. This was replaced
and sha put to sea same day.—Canadian secret service men watch every move of Lieut.
Carranza and Senor Dußosc; they sail for home the 25th.—The hammering of Santiago
forts still continues. For past week the Spaniards have tried to replace their guns
during the nights, but a few shots each day will keep the fortifications in their present
weak condition until troops arrive. During the whole bombardment not an American
ship or man has been injured.—At evening session of British parliament Harcourt,
liberal leader, said: "No one is more anxious or more eager for closer and more per
manent relations with United States than myself. Ever since I have had anything to
do with public life my foremost object has been the culmination of good relations with
the United States." Chamberlain, secretary for the colonies, added: "And the more
close, the more intimate, the more definite they are, the better I shall be satisfied."
Sunday —The marines at Guantanamo found evidence of hasty retreat by the
Spanish; watches, hammocks, amunition, etc., were scattered about the works every
where. Lieut. Col. R. W. Huntington, commanding marines, was attacked at 3p. m.
Saturday, battle lasting 13 hours; our loss was 4 killed: Assist. Surg. John Blair Gibbs
Sergt. Chas. H. Smith, privates Wm, Dunphy and James McColgan. Corp. Glass
wounded in hand. Spanish loss not known, but was much heavier. Ships kept their
searchlights on the woods all night, revealing many skulking parties. The launch from
Marblehead, with machine gun, kept up a fire on the woods. The main charge came
at midnight, when Spanish came close enough for hand to hand fight, but were re
pulsed; at daylight this morning reinforcements were landed and 2-pdrs. used to drive
them out of range; it was trying for our men, being outnumbered, in darkness and in
strange land, 48 hours without sleep, but everything was as orderly as if at target prac
tice. Spanish reinforcements are coming. Our new uniforms prove a success, being
invisible at 200 yds. The outer bay is being held by Marblehead, Yosemite and Vixen;
Oregon coaled and left for Santiago.—Cruiser St. Louis captures Br. str. Twickenham,
with coal for Cervera. She had been at Fort de France, and warned off; a Spanish
officer had charge of cargo, but threw his papers overboard.—Statement by war de
partment shows that in 30 days it has loaded 19,126,945 rations; at beginning of war it
had 20,000,000 small arms cartridges, and secured as many more since; deliveries now
are 700,000 daily; smokeless powder issues to all field and siege guns; railroad fares for
troops averaged less than IJc per mile.—The new war loan is to be a popular loan, in
which the smallest subscribers get theirs first; subscriptions close July 14; blanks can
be had at postoffices, express offices and banks; as low as $20 will be received, bonds
offered at par, and draw 3 per cent interest.
Monday—Stores and equipment for the.second army of invasion, supposed to be
Porto Rico, being rushed by department; they will probably leave about June 25.—in
response to cable, Gen. Linares, at Santiago, answers "Hobson and seven men are all
well."—Admr. Camara's reserve squadron turns out to be short of men and unfit for
sea. —Letter from an officer on Br. cruiser Talbot at Havana says poor people are slow
ly starving, and wealthy people reduced to hardships; the troops are underfed, but will
put up good fight if kept in good spirits. Blanco has abundant small arm amunition.
—The President signs the war revenue bill, and it is now a law.—German Asiatic
squadron is concentrating at Manila. From articles appearing in the semi-official
German press it appears the egotistical emperor is aching to get a finger in the Philip
pine pie; they applaud the admiral for grabbing a slice of China, and reason that as
the Philippines will be incapable of self government, they must secure the same con
cessions as from China in order to guarantee protection to German interests. Spanish
papers give color to the rumor that Germany is to lead in the long-hoped-for interven
tion, and receive coaling stations in Spanish waters in return. —Final report of marine
inspectors show str. Centennial unfit for use as a transport.—Montana volunteers at
San Francisco mutiny over poor food and refuse to drill—Part of transports which left
Tampa are at Key West; no one but officials know why, but they are non-committal
News from Honolulu says when the Charleston appeared there Sunday morning May
29, the whole city turned out at the signal, expecting it was the transports. Churches
were deserted. When the Charleston came up the harbor she was greeted more warm
ly than ever any vessel had been in those waters.' To the officers it seemed like a
welcome in a home port; the men were given the freedom of the city. The citizens
want every American soldier to feel he is on soil that longs to be American, and among
people who are American. B
Tuesday— 3soo soldiers leave Camp Merritt and go aboard strs. China Colon
Senator and Zealandia, to leave for Manila.—Reported that 3 Spanish ironclads arrive
at Manila to assist the garrison. If it is true, Spain is now 3 ships short —Navy de
partment posts notice that Lieut. Blue completes a 70-mile tour around Santiago "har
bor and saw and recognized the entire Spanish fleet.—A Rome special says a report to
the pope shows that only two ships, the Pelayo at Cadiz, and Cristobal Colon at Santi
ago, are worth anything.—Orders received at Chicamauga for 15 regiments for Porto
Rico. It will consist of 20,000 from the 4th army corps, under Maj. Gen John J. Cop
pmger.—Sir Julian Poncefote assures state department that Spain will be compelled to
sue for peace as soon as Havana has fallen.
Wednesday—Efforts to exchange prisoners for the brave crew of the Merrimac
results in Blanco declining.—Substantial recognition of Hobson's crew given by the
navy department in the promotion of each as follows: Daniel Montague master-at
arms, to boatswain, from $600 to $1300 a year; Geo. Charette, gunner's mate to gun
ner, $600 to $1400 a year; Rudolph Clausen, Osborne, Diegnan and Murphy coxwains
to chief boatswain's mates, increase $20 a month; Geo. Phillips, machinist, to chief
machinist, $40 to $70 a month; Hobson's reward will come through congress' All will
receive medals.—The Spanish continue to harass the 600 marines at Guantanamo
firing scarcely ceases. The tents have been struck and rolled up to form breastworks
on the trenches. The attacking party fights like Indians. In Tuesday night's battle
Sergt. Maj. Henry Goods and private Tauman were killed and privates Wallace Mar
tin, Roxbury and Burke wounded. The Spanish were forced to retire, and left 15 dead
on the field. The cruisers tossed canister into the enemy. The Dolphin destroyed the
Spgnish water station and followed the fleeing garison with shells.—lt is claimed the
French company owning the Guantanamo cable will refuse to handle Sampson's dis
patches after it is repaired.—lndications are the war loan will be largely oversubscribed
before July 14.—The vote in the house on Hawaiian annexation was 209 to 91 —Sec
ond Manila expedition leaves San Francisco at 1 p. m., with one battalion of the 23rd
and one of the 18th U. S. infantry, Colorado volunteers, Utah light artillery detach
ment of U. S. engineers, 10th Pennsylvania, and Nebraska regiment on board'
Thursday— Marines and Cubans at Guantanamo routed 400 Spaniards with only
one man slightly wounded, while the enemy lost 10 killed. 100 Mauser rifles and 10
--000 rounds amunition captured. They destroyed the telegraph line to Santiago by
which movements of American forces were reportedt—Dynamite cruiser Vesuvius tries
gun cotton on Santiago forts, and proves effective, carrying death and destruction each
shot. Ihe explosion of a 13-m. shell is a mere rifle crack compared with the gun cot
ton. It shook the blockading fleet 2 miles off.—Gunboat Suwanee lands 70 000 rounds
amunition 5000 rifles, 1000 carbines and large supplies of provisions for the'insurgents
12 miles of Santiago.—The next Manilaexpedition will sail on the Indiana Ohio Mor
gan City, City of Para, City of Pueblo and 3 Northern Pacific strs [Continued p 3
She Had to Yield Spain an
Annual Tribute of ,
Official data which have lately come to
hand serve to throw increased light upon
the subject of Spain's oppressive misrule in
Prior to the last revolutionary outbreak
the amount of yearly tribute which Cuba
was forced to pay into the treasury of Spain
fell little short of the average sum of $25,
--900,000. In view of the comparatively
small number of people living in Cuba the
enormous burden entailed upon them by this
exaction becomes at once apparent. In 1884
Spain extorted from Cuba in the way of
revenues the outrageous sum of $34,269,410.
She applied $12,574,485 of the money thus
collected to the payment of old military
debts incurred in subduing popular out
breaks in Cuba; $5,904,084 to the use of the
war department in carrying out needed
improvements, and $14,595,095 to the pay
ment of salaries, pensions, etc., to Spanish
officers and clergymen. Out of the im
mense revenue collected from Cuba in 1884
only $1,195,745 returned to Cuba in the
way of benefits. This fact in itself, without
the prolonged effusion of blood which
drenched Cuba's soil in consequence of her
effort ot free herself, more than vindicates
the righteousness of that cause which the
United States has assumed in undertaking
to expel Spain from the Western hemi
Such is the vast material wealth which
belongs to Cuba that she is destined
within the next few years, under the benign
influence of free institutions, to become one
of the richest and most progressive centers
of the globe. In reward for what she has
suffered, Cuba will soon find herself in the
fullest enjoyment of freedom's recompense.
—Atlanta Constitution.
Wealth as Shown by a Well
Known Statistician and
Compiler of Such.
The enormous mineral wealth of the
United States is strikingly set forth in the j
interesting publication which Mr. Kichard
P. Eothwell, editor of The Engineering
and Mining Journal, has recently com
piled, showing the total output for the past ;
calendar year. This total output foots '
up in value the immense sum of $746,230,
In comparison with the figures for the
preceding year, there appears to be net
gains to the extent of $8,272,221 in the
figures for the past year.
The aluminum product for the past year
aggregated nearly four times the amount
mined in 1896. The value of the product
is not given, but its quautity reached the
handsome bulk of 4,000,000 pounds.
With respect to the gold product, there
were 2,864,576 ounces of the yellow metal
mined in 1897, against 2,558,433 ounces
mined in 1896. In value, last year's gold
product aggregated $59,210,705. Of this
amount Colorado, which is now the largest
gold-producing state in the Union,furnished
$19,579,637. In 1897, there were 56,457.
--292 ounces of silver mined, against 58,488.
--810 ounces mined in 1896. Last year's silver
product aggregated in value $33,755,815.
Of iron ore, there were 18,316,967 tons
produced in 1897, valued at 31,138,344,
against 16,000,056 tons produced in 1896
valued at $31,200,889. The output of lead
increased from 174,692 tons in 1896, to
197,710 tons in 1897, the valuation not
being given. In like manner the output of
nickel increased from 17,170 tons in 1896,
to 33.700 in 1897. Of zinc, there were
were 100,387 tons produced in 1897, against
77,637 tons produced in 1896. Of anti
mony, there were 1,500,000 pounds pro
duced in 1897, against 1,226,000 pounds
produced in 1896. Of copper, there were
510,190,714 pounds produced in 1897,
against 479,806,183 pounds produced in
Without going too much into detail, we
notice that the total output of coal for 1897
aggregated 200,259,243 tons against 187,
--657,250 tons for 1896. Of coke, there
were 12,742,340 tons produced in 1897, to
10,360,015 tons produced in 1896. Mr.
Rothwell states that the mineral output of
the United States for the past few years has
surpassed the combined mineral output of
the whole of continental Europe.—Ex.
■ ■• m —.<• "■
So successful has the} dramatic season at
the Third Avenue theater proven that
Manager Russell has made arrangements j
with a strong company to open at the Third
Avenue theater next Sunday night for an
engagement of one week in one of the
strongest melodramas ever seen here—
"Hands Across the Sea." This will .posi
tively be the last week of drama at the
Third Avenue for the present, and, inas
much as it is the strongest attraction of all,
it is bound to do a big business.
No paper givei as much political news as
The Republican.
Of Ups and Downs in
the North.
Awaitiner the Ice to Break
to Sail.
Riggs Gives a Vivid Pen Picture
of tke Lake and the Waiting
Workmen—Mr. Walker Ready
to Run the Gauntlet—Mrs.
Clark Tells of Her Trip to the
[Special to The Republican.]
Lake Bsnkett, B. C, May 30.—1 bow
write you a few lines as I am about to leave
on my way down the lakes. I will leave
here this afternoon as our boat is already
built and in the water. There will be a
great rush of boats leaving here within a
few days. It is said that there will be
5000 boats leave here within the next ten
days and from le,ooo to 20,000 people.
There are a great many ladies on this trail,
and it is astonishing to see them working
and to see them hooked up to their sleds
drawing 200 pounds and going right along
the same as a man. I was walking out the
other day when I saw a man and his wife
have a saw pit erected and the man was on
top of the scaffold while his wife stood
underneath and the two of them were whip
sawing lumber to build them a boat. It is
a very common thing to see a woman with
a pack of fifty pounds on her back going
right along with it. I saw Walker a little
more than two weeks ago. He said that he
was camped at Lake Tagish. Joe Braxton
and Geo. Smith and the St. Paul boys are
at Lake Linderman. I think they will be
dovr.i here in a fa.w days, although I have
been expecting them for some time. They
may catch us at Tagish also. Mr.and Mrs.
Brown are at Linderman. They say that
they will leave some time in June for the
gold fields. They also have with them Mr.
Fields, an old Seattle man. Tommy Pierce
is also at Liderman. He is with a white
man that was once with the P.-1., Fletcher
is his name. They wil! also be down in a
very short time. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper
were thinking of going in soon, but I think
they have about given up the notion. He
said to me when I last saw him that he
thought his chances were better in Dyea
than on this side of the summit so I don't
think that they will go farther. The last
time I saw Mr. Rosco Dixon he thought he
would stay in Dyea this summer and if
times got better he would move his family
up, so I don't know whether he still has
that notion or not. Walter Brown was
with him but expected to leave soon for
Skaguay. I will close for this time bidding
you a long farewell. I will write you soon
after my arrival at my destination and give
you all of the particulars. I remain as ever
your true friend. Oh, by the way, I for
got to give you the number of our boat. It
is 1315,a1l boats between the summit andTag
ish are i umbered. You can say for the benefit
of those who expect to come this way that
if they want to avoid trouble they must
come prepared to go twenty miles below
Lake Bennett before they stop to build
their boats because yon are not allowed to
cut timber anywhere between the above
named places without they buy the lumber
and lumber is selling here now at twenty
rive cents per foot. You are not allowed to
cut a stick of timber until you get below
Lake Bennett. The members of my party
are C. J. Boyd, A Stewart, J. T. Comber
and myself.
Walker and His Party.
The I. I. Walker party writes that they
too are now ready to sail and would leave
as soon as the ice had broken sufficient to
sail down the lakes and rivers. "Many
have already sai'ed," writes Mrs. Walker,
"but we did not care to take any chances,
hence we will wait a few days longer. We
have one of the best boats that has been
built hereabouts and when once we get
started we hope to push right on to the
interior without interruptions from any
source. We are all well and hearty and in
splendid spirits. I might add that we have
been exposed so long to the burning rays of
the sun while crossing the trail that every
one in our party is burnt as black as a
nigger. I have been out boat riding quite
a number of times and therefore can speak
personally of the good qualities of our craft.
There are many thousands of persons here
waiting the breaking up of the ice prepara
tory to sailing down the lakes to Dawson
City and other points."
Twenty persons have ordered The Re
publican this week. That shows whether
it ir read or not.

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