Eats His Own Words

Great Stretcher 1865-05-25.tiff
Copperhead Logic 1865-05-25.tiff
Own Filth 1 1865-05-25.tiff
Own Filth 2 1865-05-25.tiff

Title

Eats His Own Words

Subject

Democratic Party (U.S.)

Description

This appears to be a reply to a reply. The first piece was "Is General Tilton a Secessionist?," (Seattle Weekly Gazette, May 4, 1865). The editor (Urban HIcks) charged by the Gazette with calling James Tilton "an apologist for the Southern Confederacy" replied in The Democrat that he had not been the editor of The Flag back then. This argues that that editor, Hicks, was too carefully parsing his words.

On p. 2, at the bottom of column 2 is a brief entry entitled, "A Great Stretcher." It says "the editor of the Secession machine at Olympia" [Hicks] ... in the conduct of his Tilton organ, stretched honor, decency and the truth, but there is one thing which he has not yet stretched, which he ought to have done long since... he has not stretched hemp!

On p. 2 is "Mired in His Own Filth," which attacks Hicks, who "supports the very man [Tilton] he denounced as a secessionist" in 1861.

On p. 2 is "Copperhead Logic," which attacks Hicks for lying.

Abstract

During the 1865 territorial race for delegate between Arthur Denny and James Tilton, the Seattle Gazette reiterates that Washington Democrat editor Urban Hicks was earlier the editor of The Union Flag, the newspaper that in 1861 accused James Tilton of being "an apologist for the Southern Confederacy."

Creator

unknown

Source

Seattle Weekly Gazette

Publisher

Seattle, WA: J.R. Watson

Date Issued

1865-05-25

References

Tilton, James, 1819-1878

Medium

Web

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 2, iss. 2, p. 1, col. D

Temporal Coverage

1865

Provenance

Washington State Archives

URL

www.sos.wa.org/history/newspapers.aspx

Start Page

1

End Page

1

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