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Ai-sj ' in4 9tUtsaa ^SAJM^kM Vol. iv SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, MAY U, 1901 Seattle Mail and Herald Published Every Saturday at 306-307 Bailey lildg. 1'hone Main 488. By The Mail Publishing: Co., Inc. Edgar L. Hampton Editor SLBSCRir-TION RATES Twelve Months, $100. Six Months, 50c. entered *t the Poatofflce tl Seattle, as Se.or.d class Mail Matter. GREAT ENTERPRISES. It might have been expected when P -i , with loud-mouthed authority, v dosed what it seemed to consider frie audacious acts of Gov. John R. „ in the recent sale of state war- R°f8 wherein the P,I. claimed a 1 mnth discrepancy against thepeo- niatnni^ ^^ paper, together with oth- plG' • nds of the governor and his par- el lrlGuid have opened its yawp in 1y'/*°nd crying dissent. loan »» ^ go The p .j charges, view- ■B.t "very possible light, were# so <'-] • wi™ tiie babblings of brainless V**P lc,,n an(j were so evidently un- ''ntagonism ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ that they were their own best Every one knew their ,-~p oi insulation. To notice them. .-(Hll *- true. rondemnation of inspiration r refore, would have been to bore our r°However, we must now give the P.-I. ,it with an uncommon discovery <Te - five years of diligent research * A mttCh travail, it has brought forth aI1 fact that Governor Rogers has ap- tJl° te(i a relative—being his son-in- r*oin »jr Blackman—to the office of means that the city will demand the right to conduct its own affairs instead of vesting that right in the crooks of the town. These things might as well be kept in, the minds of the people who intend to name the municipal tickets. The charter demands that at this time the city take up the matter of ownership of a lighting plant, and the people are going to demand a voice in the running of the city, since they know that that right was denied them when the Mayor, in order to secure their support, made them a promise he did not intend to keep. It humiliates a business man to tell him that if he wants favors of the Mayor he will have to approach him through the Clancys or the Pincus brothers, and he is going to help kill this condition. Since the people are making these tilings the issue for the next municipal campaign, and making them so far in advance of election day, it is reasonable to presume that they are favorable to them. Therefore the party that puts up a Mayor who is not pledged to these municipal improvements, or who, being pledged, is evidently insincere, will stand a splendid chance, and nonp better, of being defeated. should suddenly steal forth and choke off the criminality of Seattle, and cause it to leave the city, the mayor would forthwith be politically as dead as a coffin nail. It will remain for the Democratic party to put up a man that can be indorsed by the law-abiding citizens of Seattle. Such a man will be elected by a very large majority. l*w' ^bor commissioner. This is •"aU • lv the day of big newspaper en- (.f.rtain . wnen one journal is respons- trIprise . ^ar between two great ible f°r and another enterpris- g0:eradveenturer, not to be outdone, ing au «„pr who has appointed a finds an otncei rCTheeG-regonian. in order to have a „Jte cat and mouse fun with its more In serious contemporary, published hP statement that all the other state fflcers—Republicans, by the way— filled half the vacancies which ^ir offices afford with their own daughters, wives, cousins, etc., ,.(• etc. aginc the P.-I., in this unlooked emergency, hiking itself up onto for 6Dle' & w haunches and laboriously conning fhic;1 proposition over on its ape-like in an effort to show that Gov- ['r^r Rogers is guilty of a misde- - anor and that all the other state officers, more deeply implicated by a dozen times, are exempt. THE NEXT CITY ELECTION. if there be an issue in the next municipal campaign—and that point does not admit of a question—it will he- the two-fold idea of the city owning its own lighting plant, and owning itself—which. being interpreted, SPOKANE GOES DEMOCRATIC. Last Monday occurred the Spokane municipal election. It resulted in a clear victory for the Democratic party, that party electing the entire ticket with the exception of four council- I:ien. There was a startling bit of information, full of food for reflection for the Seattle politicians in the fact that a man who was put on the strictest kind of a prohibition platform and christened the prohibition candidate, came within 500 votes of defeating the Republican nominee, and within 600 votes of being elected. The facts in the case are that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats put up a man that the law and order league of the city would indorse. The result was that the law and order league's own independent candidate came very near going in on a Prohibition platform—and that is saying considerable for Spokane. The Seattleite finds food for reflection in this matter, as follows: The issue in Seattle one year hence will be very clearly defined. The people have never before been agitated over the deplorable conditions in the city for so long a continuous period of time. This will all have its effect, the same as a less degree of agitation in Spokane has had its effect. A man of Tom Humes' calibre can not be elected one year from now. The people will not knowingly permit it. The enly hope of Mayor Humes today in this city rests with the thug and his pal. If by any chance between now and the next election a furtive hand THE CRAZE FOR GAIN. That always interesting, sometimes amusing individual, Mr. James J. Hill, has lately shown us another phase of his many-shaded personality. His latest is a long, sad outcry against the craze for gain. There is certainly no one within the knowledge of the American people better able to instruct them upon the follies of wealth-getting and wealth-keeping at any cost than the president of the Great Northern railway, the owner of the Cascade tunnel. It is too bad that his logic has not lead him to a solution of the question compatible with that of Mr. Carnegie, whom the book loving world have learned to honor and respect, in spite of his faults. Mr. Hill has given out a long interview deprecating the inclination of Americans to hug the wildcat scheme as a means of pastime and profit. His logic is good. It is always better to run a sure-thing game than a game of chance, but he loses sight of the fact that, unlike himself, we cannot all have sure-thing games. Mr. Hill may have sized up the American character accurately. There te no doubt that on an average we want to ge^ rich quickly, and are sometimes willing to take long chances. But the fact does not give Mr. Hill a clergyman's license over us. From the knowledge the people of Seattle have of Mr. Hill they no doubt believe be would make a better actor than either philosopher or preacher. His sermons will have a stronger hold upon us when he decides to illus- tiate them by the actions of his daily life. With all due respect to the gentleman, his actions continually remind us that he is first of all president of the Great Northern railway, and afterward, our friend and a piatriotic American citizen. No 26 The other day a physician, in considerable haste, called up a brother physician, who he desired to have assist him in a dangerous operation. The matter was importunate. Central, figuratively speaking, chucked him under the chin and told him, "Not so fast, eld boy." When he objected to being thus put at the young person's mercy, she told him to go to Tacoma. The same thing would have happened had the fire department called in haste. It, too, would have been compelled either to wait while the volatile young ladies had a round at handball about the office, or go to Tacoma. We do not complain for ourselves, but we have heard, a general murmur of late, arising against Hie local tele* phone concern, which sounds much like old times. Whatever goes on at the telephone office—whether it be bad service or neglect of playlul operators, the com- i any is to blame. It ought to be able to handle its own business, but it K There is small hope of an improved telephone service in Seattle so long as the company can buy its way into a monopoly cheaper than it can repair its system. EDITORIAL NOTES. There is talk of adding a wing to the court house. Why not give it two: it could then fly down into the city. The city council declares against poles and wants them removed from the streets. We claim that this is a free country. A Pole has as much right here as a Chinaman or a Dago. The leniency of Justice George in the gambling cases has made business good at the old stand. The outlaws are rapidly getting next. The judge's calendar for last Saturday was the fullest it has been since his occupancy Of the office. THE TELEPHONE SPOOK. The Sunset Telephone Company is getting lax again. In fact, it has never been anything else, though at times it has been worse than at other times. On this occasion the girls seem to be in part to blame. Their naturally social inclinations have not been prop- < rly curbed during business hours. In the temporary absence of the head operator the young ladies have turned themselves into a pandemonium of fun-makers', at the expense of people who have very much desider to use the 'phones. Among recently mentioned mayoralty possibilities are Councilman James and Rinehart, Republican, and Charles Whittlesey, Democrat. They are all strong men. but will make- poor candidates if the issue is what It probably will and ought lo be. In last week's issue the loreinan. possibly during the process of winking the other eye at the wrong time, shifted pages 3 and 10. This brought the gentle reader, who. with bated breath and ever-increasing interest, was fiercely chasing the fleeting fancies of "The Fool" down the last column of page 2. squarely up against a boom editorial ol" "Seattle First, the World Afterwards.'' at lhe top of the next page. It was a rude shock. In vindication of ourselves we will say that we do not handle mistakes in job lots. This was our first in stock for S long time.
|Title||Seattle Mail and Herald, v. 4, no. 26, May 11, 1901|
|Catalog Title||The Seattle Mail and Herald|
|Creator||Hampton, Edgar L.|
|Publisher||The Mail Publishing Co., Inc.|
|Notes||Volume 4 (1901) missing issue 13.|
|Physical Measurements||10.5 x 13.5 in|
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|Collection||Seattle Mail and Herald|
|Contributing Institution||The Seattle Public Library|
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' in4 9tUtsaa
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, MAY U, 1901
Seattle Mail and Herald
Published Every Saturday at 306-307 Bailey
lildg. 1'hone Main 488.
By The Mail Publishing: Co., Inc.
Edgar L. Hampton
Twelve Months, $100. Six Months, 50c.
entered *t the Poatofflce tl Seattle, as
Se.or.d class Mail Matter.
It might have been expected when
P -i , with loud-mouthed authority,
v dosed what it seemed to consider
frie audacious acts of Gov. John R.
„ in the recent sale of state war-
R°f8 wherein the P,I. claimed a
1 mnth discrepancy against thepeo-
niatnni^ ^^ paper, together with oth-
plG' • nds of the governor and his par-
el lrlGuid have opened its yawp in
1y'/*°nd crying dissent.
loan »» ^ go The p .j charges, view-
■B.t "very possible light, were# so
<'-] • wi™ tiie babblings of brainless
V**P lc,,n an(j were so evidently un-
that they were their own best
Every one knew their
,-~p oi insulation. To notice them.
r refore, would have been to bore our
r°However, we must now give the P.-I.
,it with an uncommon discovery