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I 6 QOODWIN, WEEKLY.
1 1 "ok gpiitics and Things &
lyj "HE importance of candldatos and
if campaign issues seems to have
ml i blinded the people of Utah to the
Bl I fact that there are several very inv
l portant constitutional amendments to
I I be voted upon In a .little more than
HI two weeks from today. Any tamper-
Hi ing with the constitution cannot be
Hf safely regarded as a trivial matter,
B for it is by no means that. It is se-
H rious business. The state has adver-
H t tlsed the amendments throughout the
H state, but the amendments are not
K sufficiently explanatory that the ordi-
H nary layman may understand.
Of The proposed amendment to Sec-
Hk tion IX of Article XI is one that de-
W serves widespread support from men
mm- and women of every party in the
HuJ state. This section provides that sen-
Wmf ators and representatives may be paid
H eight dollars a day, instead of four
I as at present, and ten cents a mile to
the capital. The state canot expect
lawmakers to come from a remote
county to Salt Lake, work through
HP sixty days of the legislative session,
H pay expenses in the city and have any
H loose change left on a pittance of four
H dollars a day. Imagine paying $25 a
H week for lawmakers. Cheap service
M is usually the result. The state should
H double the pay and make temptation
H , all the easier to withstand and at
H , the same time compel 'better service
H than a four-dollar-a-day man can givo.
m The answer is: Elect bight-dollar-a-day
H men. It should then be up to the
H members of the legislature to vote for
H a law knocking out all passes and
H other perquisites that fall to a law-
H make every two years.
Hj Another amendment or importance
Hj is the proposed change of Section
HI XVII of Article VII. This is made
H necessary because the state now has
Hl a fund of money pretty constantly on
K hand; and if this amendment carries,
Hj the stato will get the privilege of lend-
Hr ing that money in perfect safety, and
Hf getting the Interest it earns. Atpres-
Hn ent there is no .provision by which the
state treasurer or any other officer
H dares lend the state money. All he
H can legally do is to keep it safely, and
B he has to givo a mighty big bond to
H make that Iceeping sure. This amend-
pB ment should be approved.
H The next, the proposed amendment
H to Section I, Article XI, providing a
H means by which the boundaries of
H present counties' may be changed,
B looks safe enough. No county can be
H cut up unless the people of the por-
V tion affected by the cut vote by a ma-
K jority in favor of the move.
H The fourth, proposing amendment
Hf a Section II of Article XIII, and the
Hfl flfth, Section III "of Article XIII, both
Hj! relate to a betterment of the taxing
Hl power and process of the state. With-
WmWl out doubt, they should be approved by '
Bj the people. Utah is not alone in hay-
Bj Your automobile is waiting for you.
B! Purdue's Automobiles and Taxlcabs.
Bj Anywhere at Any Time.
BH Phone for Rates.
Bi Phone: Wasatfch 5 or 1598.
Ing a bad, a cumbersome and a fool
ish tax law. But it is among the bad.
States in many parts of the country
have escaped their like bad estate by
the very process now before our own
(people. They have amended their con
stitution. We should do likewise.
Two other sections pertain to tax
ation, affecting the stato board of
equalization. They are the product of
the work of the commission on taxa
tion and revenue, and are vouched for
by the Governor and members of the
last legislature who put the amend
ment before the people. Yet another
amendment, relating to the taxation
of mines, will be discussed in another
department at a later date.
Jake Turner, one of the livest wires
in the Progressive party, is the new
county chairman, succeeding O. C.
Nelson, who has .been drafted by the
state committee to spread the gospel
out over the state. Nelson is a cap
ital campaigner, and there are few
better orators among the younger set
in the state. Much of the work that
has been done by the voluntary organ
ization in this county was done by
Turner. He is assisted by Charles D.
Rooklidge, as secretary of the com
mittee, who has done a whole lot of
Harry Joseph's weapons against ,
Jake Johnson are now reduced to one
the vote. He will be permitted to
vote howsoever he pleases on the con
gresisonal matter, for the court says
there is no other way by which Harry
can hope to force Johnson oil the
tioket. The fight made by Joseph was
taken into Judge Lewis' court on n
writ of injunction to prevent the sec
retary of state from certifying the
name on the ballot. Judge Lewis held
that it was none of his affair, and
Joseph was knocked out.
John Do you know what Mr. Taft
will say when he enters the White
House on the morning of the fourth of
Doe No. What will he say?
John Good morning, President
One of the surest indications of the
confidence of the Republican cam
paign managers in Utah is found in
the report that certain members of
the federal bunch are to take the
stump next week In the Interests of
the Republican state ticket. It is said,
upon highest authority, that these fed
eral orators will take pains to deny
certain stories which others have
been cruel and thoughtless enough to
oharge were created and circulated
from the federal building. Among
the stories which the federal bunch
Daniel Webstors and Patrick Henrys
will deny is one that emanated from
a mysterious source last summer to
the effect that Governor Spry is a
bffneflclary of the interest on sate
The Interest manifested at this late
hour by certain beneficiaries of the
executive and judicial branches of our
government is by no means voluntary.
It is strongly hinted that their lack of
Interest in the campaign heretofore
was made the subject of correspond
ence between Utah and the national
Republican committee, with the result
that word has returned here (not
through the state committee) urging
upon the federal bunch that there are
a number of Republican Issues and
candidates worthy of support, even if
they were not of federal' bunch selec
tion. The effect of this message was
to arouse the federal bunch to the
dire necessity for their activity. Pol
iticians having noted the failure of the
party organ, controlled by the bunch,
to utter a syllable in support of the
Republican state administration are
now wondering If the Republican par
ty can stand the loss in votes that
must follow the action to be taken by
the said bunch.
Anxious Mother Do you give the
girls good food suitable diet for stu
dents? Flippant "Head" Well, we try to
stimulate their intellect with Alpha
bet soup, Educator biscuits, and a
plentiful supply of dates.
"His women choristers wear vest
ments." "I pity him."
"Women were always poor investments."
From the artistic manner they cut
one another it is quite natural that
some girls should be called gems.
FAREWELL TO ABSINTHE.
Absintho will not bo permitted in
New York after- October 1st, It" hav
ing been decided that it is not a
drink. News Item.
The opalescent verdant booze i
We sipped of yore In pure co'nttmt, i f
No more for us Its way will ooze, , ;
And ever-changing hues present. , v
The mighty who effect our lawsj 5
For some strange reason I qan't
think, ' i
Have said, from out their wooKrJm
That absinthe sure is "not a drink."
And so I scratch my worried pfitg,
With puzzledom I sit replete ' I
Please won't they say, at any rate,
If it is something good to eat?'
And if 'tis "not a drink," why, then, j
Where, hayseeds, pray, may be the J
It does unto the city men?'
Where lurks your logical alarm?
I loved to sip at early eve I
My Pernod with congenial friends, I
But when our rulers sin conceive I
All current pleasure quickly ends.
Ye legislators set the pace j
Of folly, and one needs must sneer;
We may not drink, we must not race
How long ere you forbid us beer?
Anna How was he in the game of
Bella Hearts were trumps; he ,
dealt for a kiss- and I led. if
She (whimpering) I don't get Wt
much happiness out of life. "
He (cynically) That's strange, see
ing that you've all out of mine."
Stick to Stlckney's. (Adv.) !
We Can't Move Till
the Last of October ,
The New Store (150 South Main; Auerbach's) I
won't be ready till then. In the meantime, all
of October, our prices are cut to "MOVE"
Overcoats 54 off
Pants 14 off
$1.50 Shirts 95c
$3.50 Shirts $2.00
Some Underwear 14 off
Some Hats $4.00 now $2.75;
$3.00 now $2.25
Aboufs Fifty Suits $25.00 to $30.00, ,2
Values now $15.00 f
Alford Bros. Co.
I Clothes of the Better Sort
I "Go West Young Man!" 1 5 West Second So- 4i '