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Hl" '.J DON'T BE SILLY.
l I The going-wrong of a bank employee causes a
BKr'l H contemporary to cry out for a raid upon the
Tli! H'f saloons and gambling houses. It is a hypocritical
Kfvj,i ;ry, for that same contemporary wants the licenses
HfsL' paid by those houses to go into the City Treasury.
H i For quite forty years it has, while denouncing
HjW ' the vices with one hand, held out the other for
IW'l ne cen8es
K' I. Tne ner day a man was convicted of murder
tatyfj n tna Arst degree for the wilfull killing of a man
IHf ffPf I for money. The murderer has all his life been
HMsri'ti apparently a devout church man. Would it be a
BPP'itt g00(1 dea to cry out for ttl0 Polishing o tne
HPiffiW churches because the man has all his life been a
8iIi!V liar and hypocrite?
m Hif A man was acquitted by a jury at Nephi the
m t'V other day who murdered his wife. Would our
iJri;Jf contemporary have that verdict put down as a
m $&w f precedent to be plead in justification for killing
HRj ,' wives generally? There would be just as much
Blv'rO' sense as it manifests in denouncing saloons and
ly gaming places as having ruined Robertson. He did
ffili h nt learn to either drink or gamble in this city,
fSilliv! and had there been, no saloons he would have
1 Hjlj 1 1. drank, had there been no gaming houses he would
H; f') have started one. No fence can be erected high
H:: y't) ., enough to compel men to forego their vices.
1 When Congress was about to adjourn on Tues
L" day, Speaker Henderson declared that it had per
il 111 formed more work and completed more business
S? U than any preceeding Congress. We suspect that
5j was true, but save the work which related to Cuba,
'jjfj J what it accomplished will not make much impres
Hiiljfjif I sion on the history of these times. Not many great
Hifj :ij thoughts were brought out by the speeches de
H la livered; no great policy was announced which had
H f": ' !J for its supreme thought the settling of vexed
Hj ,.. ', f) questions; not many speeches were made which
irv,, showed the speakers had all the country in
HVi thought while they spoke.
Hju' ! The Philippine question became partisan at last
Hip. and the speeches upon it were mostly from a
MfJ i partisan standpoint and evidently intended for use
HjIjH ' in the year's campaign.
Hw Not one member outlined any plan through
Higjj i ' which the rewards of labor could be adjusted on a
Hi 3'' ! reasonable scale; no effort was made to frame a
H, j'i' statute upon which differences between capital and
HLj,' labor might be fairly disposed of; there was no
Hf$!H ' discriminating tariff legislation by which duties,
Hjjjsfirk now too high, might be reduced; no thought was
iS'"' given to any proposition looking to an agreement
HU,, through which the five sovereign nations of the
Bpii'J earth might begin to relax the struggle to keep
Hfl '. i'' on building more war-ships and forging more great
HIM'I; guns; no effort, that w remember, was made to
Hh i prepare a statute to prevent aggregate capital from
Hi jr y, drawing its tentacles closer and closer around the
H jln ' industries of the people the work of the great
H Congress, save toward Cuba was patch work and
H j, j, took on none of the features vhich the world
H, t ' recognizes as a new advance for a nation, a new
H Hi, safeguard for a people.
Hjj ifj'1 There was no end of shrewd business carried on,
IB ' p but the flashes of statesmanship displayed were not
HAM,''; enough to light the land or make much impres-
HH hj Dion on the age.
t Mother Shipton was half right in her prophecy.
The disease which she saw afflicting the King
M&I ti would have been fatal in) her day. She could not
Bll i make prophecies to keep up with the advances in
Uj:l ; medical and surgical science. She was all right
Hjlfj' as an ordinary prophetess, but did not know the
Hi least thing in the world about antiseptic surgery.
Hi j Tintic, Utah, Miner:
HI j : Goodwin's Weekly promises to be a thorn in
Hlg' lho sitlG of Apostle Smoot and Silver King Kcarns.
kBaJt1 In buyinS ta0 Tribune the Washington politicians
JfflKlKh old Dricketl themselves.
Although the news has been sidetracked at some
political way-station for some time past, it has at
last leaked out why Senator Kearns banquetted
Dave Keith in Washington some weeks ago,
taking advantage of the situation, of course, to
introduce his mining partner to a number of the
most prominent men in the National Capital. A
short time before this, it is said, Kearns received
a notice from the head of the Mormon church that
the church did not propose to support either of
his candidates for the United States Senatorship.
It is useless, perhaps, to add that the two candi
dates referred to are Apostle Reed Smoot and Gov.
Wells, and that they, as well as Kearns, are
aware of the church's attitude toward them. Wells,
of course, is not making an open fight for the
place, for the reason that the constitution of the
State in a measure shelves him as long as he
occupies the gubernatorial chair, but this has not
prevented his friends in various parts of the State
from beginning work for him, and if the Legis
lature should meet and choose to disregard the
constitution and elect him any way, the governor,
of course, could not decline the honor. As for
Sinoot, he realizes that he made the biggest kind
of a political blunder when he announced his
candidacy at Provo, but now that he has done so,
he will fight the proposition to a finish. But, to
return to Keith: Just as soon as Kearns learned
that he could not depend upon the church to help
him again, it is said that he at once fell upon his
partner's neck and begged him to take the place.
Keith remarked that he wouldn't mind, just as
a favor to Kearns, and then the Washington ban
quet was arranged for. Sutherland's friends are
next to the whole situation, of course, and are
declaring that it is meat for his axe, and that there
will not be enough left of Kearns, Keith, Sinoot
1 or Wells for the purposes of political recognition,
when Sutherland gets through with them.
It is stated upon the best of authority that
Judge William H. King will again smother his dis
like for public life and become a candidate for
Congress this fall. But in the present instance the
genial Judge will have to play ball right from the
jump. Ho has been told pointedly, it is said,
that he can only have the nomination upon the
distinct understanding that if elected he is to run
again for the same office, and to hold it until some
considerable of the party consents for him to with
draw and enter the Senatorial race. Friends of
the Judge are also confident that ho will be elected
hand down, and in support of their declarations
they point to the fact that .while the State went
for McKinley at the last election, by nearly 3000,
King was only defeated by the narrow margin of
about 300 votes. They also say thai had it not
been for the fact that many voters feared that if
they attempted to scratch a ticket they would
invalidate their vote for McKinley, and thus fail to
obey the orders of the church in the matter, King
would have gone in at that time.
Joe Howells, the statesman from Cache county,
is said to be putting on flesh right along, in spite
of the fact that the church has announced that it
will not support either Smoot or Wells for the
Senate. But then Howells never did allow disap
pointments to interfere with his digestion, and
if called upon he will save the part by taking
the Senatorship himself.
There is now but little doubt that Bernard J.
Stewart will be the next chairman of the County
Democratic committee. Mr. Stewart stands well
with both classes, and a good many people have
tumbled to the fact, since he made such an ad
mirable fight in court for Peter Mortonsen, that
he combines staying powers with good judgment
and that he is the man for the place.
And now, along with other calamities, comes the
report that Joe Bull, Jr., the stalwart exponent o
Democracy in the Third precinct, has switched to
the Republicans. But then, oJe's Democracy has
always been questioned, since he announced two
years ago that he was not a candidate for any
office and wouldn't have an office if it was offered
Sheriff Naylor's supporters say now that he will
have a walk-over both for re-nomination and re
election. In support of their contention they de
clare, with many knowing winks, that not a few
prominent Republicans have assured them on the
quiet that they will do all in their power to assist
Frank Hewlett has at last landed where he
belongs. Ho can now be found among the in
surgents in the City Council, who have been doing
everything in their power for months past to
injure the administration of Mayor Thompson, and
incidentally to disrupt the Republican party.
Frank Jennings is now freely admitting that he
is a candidate for one of tha Legislative nomina
tions from Salt Lake county, and when pressed
he also admits the belief that Gov. Wells should
succeed Rawlins as United States Senator.
The Weber county Republican who desires to
reach the political bone-yard by the easiest and
most direct route this fall, will only have to
announce himself for Senator Kearns, or rather
for anything or anybody that Kearns wants. This
is the gist of a declaration made by one of the
most prominent Republicans in the county, during
the present week, while discussing the insult that
was handed to Congressman Sutherland by Senator
Kearns in the Ogden postofflce fight. "The turning
down to Geo. M. Hanson for the postmastership,"
this paper's informant further said, "will certainly
result in a Democratic victory this fall, unless a
ticket can be framed that will be anti-Kearns,
beyond question. In the first place the work which
Hanson did for the party at the last election en
titled him to something, and when Congressman
Sutherland indorsed him for the postmastership
that should have settled the matter, as it was un
questionably the prerogative of the Congressman
to name the postmaster. But it now appears that
Sutherland insisted upon keeping his own counsel
as to what he intended to do upon his return home,
and this angered Kearns. The result was that
Kearns prevailed upon the president to name Davis
for the place. In no way could Mr. Sutherland
have been more grossly insulted, and if Kearns
thinks that the insult will not be avenged this
fall he has another guess coming. The fact is that
Hanson and his friends who, by the way, are the
most prominent and powerful contingent of the
party in Weber county, will see if possible that
no man who will vote for a Kearns candidate is
allowed to go to the Legislature, and they will
most assuredly win out." From another source
comes the announcement that if the Kearns men
should succeed this fall in placing a Kearns ticket
in nomination, Hanson and his friends will vote
the Democratic ticket, rather than to encourage
the further reign of the Silver King magnate. The
awful announcement is also made that Col. A. B.
Hayes, who didn't get a certain Alaska judgeship,
is not as enthusiastic as formerly in his support
of Kearns. All this will naturally be hard on Gov.
Wells and Apostle Smoot, but the verdict will he
that they should exercise more care in choosing
their political bedfellows.
Slopay Don't you wish you were Midas?
Borroughs Who was ho?
Slopay Everything ho touched turned to gold.
Borroughs Huh! Everybody I touch turns &
down. Philadelphia Press.