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H 4 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY !
BVB are unalterably opposed to political
PAVJ bossism. That is why they have
ByA joined this free movement.
KH THEY ARE DECEIVING THE
THERE is this difference between
the campaign orator wno goes
BBV out before the people to get
H votes and the orator who has a real
H message: The former lies when he
B thinks the lie is attractive enough
PAV to win; the latter tells the truth.
H The busy gentmen whp are male-
BAvJ ing a campaign against Governor
j Spr are necessarily in the former
BAwJ clasp, thoy have lied because the
BwB truth wouldn't servo their purpose.
BVJ There in no need to get excited
H about the Issues in the state cam-
B paign, although a number of Bull
H Moose and Democratic orators have
BBB shown an unusual amount of pertur-
bation over the fact tha the state of
HH Utah jlins two millions of dollars to
B its credit in the banks. The old rule
QwJ of yelling about an overdraft is la-
D verted here. The first Spry admin-
H istration is winding up with a remark-
B able balance on the right side of the
Bwfl ledger when in the first year of the
H administration it was necessary for
BBB the state to borrow money to meet
B its obligations.
H Take, for instance, the charge that
BBB the governor has mortgaged the state
B to the extent of two millions of dol-
B lars, and that the state is not deriv-
BftB Ing a penny from the deposit of "this
fl money, raised on bonds and by indl-
H vidual work of state officials. In the
BftB first year of the Spry administration
BftV the state had to borrow money from
M the banks to carry it through ta the
m time when taxes would replenish the
Bft treasury. That has not been neces-
m sary since, because the state has had
BftV plenty of money on hand. Tho banks
BVI which carry the state moneys have
B gone on the treasurer's bond, at no
Bftfl expense to the state, and have taken
H .bond issues of more than Half a mil-
H lion at a low rate of intcrost when
m the state would have had to pay a
BBH much higher rate to an outside bond-
BB ing or banking firm.
9H Tho saving to the state through the
H! floating of these bonds amounted to
Hr about $80,000.
H It is charged that the city of Salt
B Lake receives two per cent Interest
H from banks on daily balances. This
H fact was blazoned forth in the oratory
BBJ of a Bull Moose stump speaker who
BEV told his audience that if the city qf
H Salt Lake could do this there was no
BKV adequate reason why the state could
BwJ not do it.
BBfl That much is true, but tho speaker,
H who happened to be the Bull Mooso
wJ candidate for governor, was equally
IH aware of tho fact that the city of Salt
IH Lake also pays four per cent Interest
BJ on overdrafts at the banks.
H There is nearly always an overdraft
H in the general or special funds, so
H that the city is paying interest for at
H least ten 'months in tho year and
H never winds up the year with an actu-
H al balance. Mr. Morris took especial
H pride in the showing of the city ad-
H ministration of Salt Lake because he
Hj took an active Interest in the election
M of the present commission form of
government. By not telling the whole
truth he shows his insincerity and
reveals the. animus behind his per
sonal activity in the state campaign.
The state of Utah isn't borrowing
any money and isn't paying any in
terest on overdrafts because it has
The campaign is pretty near ended,
but neither the Democratic or Bull
Moose orators have pointed a remedy
for what they charge is a distressing
state of affairs. They do not show .
the sincerity that should mark the In
tereot of honest men. If they should
tell the people that there is now no
state law by which tho state can
handle tho Money any differently
from tho manner in which it is now
handled, they would, knock the props
from under all of their arguments.
But that is the truth of the matter.
The state officials are not only obey;
lng the law, but thoy are administer
ing the business affairs of the state
td the everlasting profit of the people.
But If the constitutional amendment
put up to tho people by Governor
Spry is endorsed by the people at
the coming election, there will be a
way to legally lend state money and
get the interest for tho people.
This has been a progressive admin
istration. The state has grown be
yond the territorial stage. A new
Capitol is to be built and the pres
ent administration has provided for
its building not only by the raising
of money through bond issues, but by
forcing from a rich estate nearly a
million dollars in inheritance tax that
would not have come to Utah without
an energetic employ of persuasion
on the part of the state officia's.
THE PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM.
THE Progressive platform is in
itself an excellent example of
tho success of a non-partisan ex
pert body in interpreting conditions
and devising definite and specific
measures to meet thorn. It is unlike
any other political document. It Is
the result of tho collaboration of
many people of known integrity,-' expert-knowledge,
and tried resources
representing different political creeds.
It embodies the sum of the best
knowledge of modern problems; it
speaks the language of absolute can
dor undeflled by any taint of party
expediency; and it bears tho cumula
tive momentum, not of one man's de
sire, but of the unassailable and in
'flexible purpose of a greater and
The Progressive party offers, for
the .ilr$t time in tho history of this
courftry, definite and comprehensive
methods of giving political embodi
ment to the 'modern knqwledge of tho
organic relations between every form
of tho general environment, and the
life, health, growth, opportunities,
abilities and happiness of each indi
vidual. The essence and the greatness of
the Progressive program lie not in
the separate issues raised, but in the
nature and qualifications of the agen
cies offered to deal with the determin
ing conditions of modern life.
Theso conditions are matters of
fact, not of governmental, judicial or
philosophic doctrines. The agencies
that "can best cope with them must
have the qualifications of eXper-not
merely specialist grasp and Knowl
edge, unbiased judgment, and proved
resourcefulness In devising practical
measures. They must .combine scien
tific accuracy of knowledge with prac
tical sense. The best agencies so far
devised and tried are non-partisan
commissions of men and women of
acknowledged Integrity, experience
and ability, like the Interstate Com
merce Commission and the various
Public Utilities com'missions.
Non-partisan, expert bodies of con
trol and genuine pbpular "rule, be
sides securing greater immediate ef
fectiveness and justice, compel pub
licity, and sdrve to arouse and edu
cate a general interest in public mat
ters. Tho Progressive campaign has
accomplished an Incalculable amount
of good by bringing to light and for
mulating and vitalizing the fundamen
tal problems of the future. It is no
merit to stand by in mock modesty,
when the faith of a new epoch is bo
ing born. The man that does not now
contribute his deepest and purest
convictions to the common endeavor
will bo discarded and forgotten by
It is to the honor and glory of
Theodore Roosevelt that he has given
utterance to the aspirations of this
age, more fully, more precisely, more
faithfully, and more moderately than
any other man.
OUT OF THE DARK.
DR. MORRISON, "" the fc English
newspaper correspondent now
political advisor to President
Yuan Shi Kaf of the Chinese repub
lic, suggests for the comprehending
of Chinese development a considera
tion of the fact that the people of this
nation literally are just emerging
from darkness. Thoy are being given
light- lamps, oil, and elecficity.
Social darkness was a fact, not a
figure. Night did not bring a leisure
to be turned to pursuits which would
raise the Intelligence, widen the com
prehension, and increase the knowl
edge of tho nation. It forced inac
tion. The Chinese people worked all
day, and night found them without
means of illumination. If the Chinese
citizen had anything to read and ho
had he had no proper light by which
to read it. Oil now is being intio
ducod throughout the republic and
the reading lamp lighted.
"I wonder If it ever has occurred to
you, Dr. Morrison said to a Pall Mall
Gazette interviewer, "that not long
ago tho groater part of the country
was without adequate meanr, of illumi
nation at night? Do you realize what
slioh a simple thing as the introduc
tion of oil is doing? It is literally
brightening the lives of the people and
relieving them from tho dullness and
monotony of evenings spent almost
in the dark. No wonder so many
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were formerly driven to smoke opium.
But to distribute oil efficiently more
railways are needed. Of course the
big cities are getting the electric light.
These changes aro not all the result
of the revolution; they rather helped
to produce it. Millions and millions
of people suddenly lifted out of dark
ness and placed in possession of in
telligent newspapers and light to road
them by think what that means in
the oldest empire on earth!"
To loam that a burglar or holdup
man may be repulsed by throwing a
oustard pie In his face Is a distinct
advance in knowledge. If possible,
however, the pie should be hot.
Humiliating as it must be, we con
fess that we can't help feeling a se
cret admiration for Brother Charley
Taft for his willingness to spend his
money freely to help elect Brother
Sometimes, when the hour passes on
and the Turk awakes, ho makes It ex
ceedingly unpleasant for the other
fellow. Our sympathies are with the
other fellow but tho unspeakable
Turk has 400,000 fighting men. i
A Pennsylvania girl killed a police
man under the impression that he was
a burglar. She must have been, sat
urated with reports of the Now York
papers about the Becker case.
Furthermore, as to the president's
"dignified resorve," it is quite possl- i
ble that ho is engaged in blocking out
his Thanksgiving proclamation.
Where is the imagination that
runs so wild as to concelvo of either
Taft or Wilson making a speech for
an hour and a half while bleeding
from a bullet wound?