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Bj fly away. Tens of thousands of children
B were growing up in ignorance; for these -
B' schoolhouses Were "built and teachers :sent
Bj to them.
B The rule of violence and disorder was
H crushed and an example of the blessings; ;
B which follow when just laysare kindly bib
H firmly enforced was gjye'n; the' people,, ,
B, This has cost majiy!& 'glorious life 'and
Hf millions and tensb'miliip.ns.of treasute, '.
H but the work beingcomplet'e'd:trieRepubliG.
B will next week fulfill its promise and with-
B draw. Already along the blue lines of the
B soldiers, the songs of home are being sung;
B within sound of where the Maine and her
B heroes sleep in the ooze, the seamen on the
j ships of the Kepublic are singing Sweet
H Whatever may succeed in the years to
Bh come, this history will be finished on Tues-
M j day next.
M It is worth all that it has cost. It is a
H page of completed history and the splendor
B of it causes all the great achievements of all
H other nations since the beginning of the
H world to seem mean and poor by compari-
H i son.
H It gives to the Greal Republic new grace
Hj and majesty; it gives to the Monroe Doc-
H trine a new meaning and dignity; it gives to
H T the flag of the Republic a splendor which
H dims all the eagles and standards of Rome,
H even when Rome in her almightiness ruled
H the world.
H ST. PIERRE.
B Who can estimate the horror of St. Pierre?
H v Sodom and Gomorrow went down under an
BH electric storm, a part of Lisbon suddenly
H sank under the awful churning of the great
H earthquake; the legends have it that Ata-
H , lantis disappeared beneath the sea in the
H ; same way, but at St. Pierre there was the
H earthquake, the Are, such thunderings as
H come when mountains are exploded, a
H whirlwind of poisoned gases and finally
H a tidal wave to engulf such few of the
H stricken people as .had for a little while been
H ' saved. Neither sacred or profane history
H has any similar record of horror.
H At sunrise the beautiful island was bask-
H ing the dawn, as fair a spot as ever a rising
B sun shone upon; the deep green of the
Hj tropics, illuminated by the flashes from the
Hj wings of bright plumaged bird; in an hour
B it was blasted by fire and scoria and falling
H ashes. In one hour it was joyous with life,
H in the next it was desolate and black under
HEf destruction, with the mountains thundering
lH the requiem over its dead. The world never
H before beheld a picture more lurid and
Hf It is "a little bit Sangerous Reed to be too
Hr previous in announcements when expert
Ki manipulators and financiers are around.
BK Jteometimes there is enough left after a
IH' love-feast to "coldly furnish funeral baked
m meats" later.
B Panamas are in demand east at $100 a
flS piece. Straws show which way the wind
SggflR ' blows.
The City Government.
"For four months- senseless wrangle be
tween the mayor ancl a part of the city
council on the one' hand and the late chief
of police and another part of the council on
the. other, kept the city in a ferment.
' Through the demoralization of the police
departmentCt-be lives and property of the
city.were pl&ced in constant jeopardy, the
.business of the city officers was in many ways
out of line. The most discouraging feature
of it all was the making clear of the fact
that notwithstanding all the professions and
promises of the past, the old stolid, rigid
rule of twenty years ago was, consciously or
unconsciously, still in force, that certain
members of the council could not shake off
the old terror; they still construed their oath
of office to mean that the old mental res
ervation was still in force, the reservation
which, set to words, reads: "subject of course
to instructions from those who have a right
to think for us and to direct us so that
there will be no mistake."
It is said the matter has, been finally and
happily settled, and we hope it has been.
Certainly the selection of Captain Paul for
chief of police is a most happy one. He is
a thoroughly upright man and competent
It is said that Senator Kearns used his in
fluence to bring about harmony. If he did
if he bent his personal and official in
fluence to quiet things that was most
praiseworthy, but there are other features of
the matter which are disquieting. There is a
look about it as though added to the
assumption and bluff of a rule by Almighty
God, there is added the assumption of rule
by the almighty, parvenue, bulldozing dollar,
and a disposition todegrade the city council
to a level with the Utah Legislature.
The too eager resignation of Chief Hilton,
the prompt and solid voting of the recal
citrant councilmen who for four months
had disregarded party ties and by every
act had given away the fact that they were
following the dictation of some power which
to them was more commanding than even
their oath of office; the presence and par
ticipation of an apostle in the meeting, an
apostle whose influence was due solely to
his place in the church; all these things are
disquieting to those who believe in govern
ment on the American plan.
The people who are really interested are
glad of the settlement,- but they will keep
watch. If councilmen continue to follow
their spites and in voting disregard both
their party fealty and their oath of office,
the people will note the fact; if the different
offices of officials are converted into caucus
chambers, if the symptoms continue that
whatever is done will be at the behest of
either a church or a political machine, the
people will note the fact and will remember
it -on election day. The people want Salt
Lake to be an American city and will try to
have it so, even though things at present
may look a little discouraging.
Our Senior Senator.
In. the past ships have .been built and
equipped with great care, the compasses
have been properly adjusted, the engines
tried and found to work smoothly, on the
trial trips they have answered the helm per
fectly, but when finally loaded and sent to
sea, the first returning message has brought
the news that some substance within the
ships themselves has demoralized the com
passes causing them to vary, that so drifting
out of their supposed courses they have
been caught by adverse currents and tossed
pounding upon an inhospitable coast.
One is reminded by the above facts when
trying to follow the eccentric course of Sena
tor Rawlings and to find reasons for his per
formances. His shell seems to be thick
enough, his engines work with reasonable
smoothness, his compass we know was ad
justed according to ancient Democratic for
mulas; when he starts upon a voyage the
auspices all seem generous enough, but the
marine insurance companies all fight shy of
him, for they have learned that some inex
plainable substance which is part of himself
will be sure to demoralize his steering gear
and toss him, bow on, at full speed upon the
rocks, or hurl him pounding helplessly on a
Senator Rawlins has fine negative ability.
To find the wrong side of a proposition and
espouse it is a grand passion with him; to
defend it, even at the expense, if necessary,
of tearing the universe into shreds, is with
him a labor of love.
An old farmer once explained why his
pigs were such persistent squealers. Said he,
"they were born when the sign was wrong;
they squealed the first day of their lives
they have been squealing ever since now
they just jump up and squeal. Nothing suits
them." Would that some astrologer would
cast a horoscope of Senator Rawlins and
report what sign was in the ascendant at his
birth. It must have been either Capricorne
or the Scorpion.
Nothing awes him. He delights in pick
ing up a policy outlined by the finest minds
in the executive and military departments
and tearing it to shreds. A true soldier,
fighting in the fore-front of a doubtful battle,
is 'something that awakens his keenest ani
mosity. He delights in designating such an
one as a coward and at long range from his
safe kopje to fire his" anathemas at him.
Nothing can awaken his sympathies unless
an assissin and head hunter is brought to
book. When that happens then his eyes be
come artesian wells, his cheeks irrigating
ditches in a moment. To fight for the liber
ty of continuing a race of robbers and assas
sins is a spectacle that kindles all the grave
senator's admiration and sets the wind mill
of his mouth in violent motion.
Has anyone ever thought of the accruing
advantages to Utah because of the possess
ion of a senator like that?
From the coal bill to the ice bill, and if B
you don't like it, lump it. fl