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The Baut liAKS Tribtoos'. Friday Mok?tcg, jantjary i, 1904
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Friday, January 1, 1904.
Did you get up In lime to break any
j of your good; resolutions early?
! '; 31an'y arc willing' to wish' Lynch the
happiness of imprisonment for his
I, 1 1 At last it is leap year, and now really
I l polite young men will wait for the girls
to speak first,
i ' It would probably be useless to wish
i i Mayor-elect Morris a Happy New Tear
j i in. his ofllcial capacity,
Bo generous and wish your enemy a
j ' j Happy New Year, It not being likely
; j that tho wish will do him any good.
Ii . All will wish others happiness' today,
I 1 j bu,t actions will continue during 1904
j , to have greater' vocal powers than
i words.; 1 1
I i i '.
j Some men wilh be-utterly unable to
; ' ! regard, your, wish.es for. their happiness
i , j as sincere, unless you ask them to .'take
: t J something.
It being understood that happiness
j ' ' Ghould4 besin at home, you surely did
I r not forget t,o wish yourself a Happy
I ; New Tear,
"While many people arc merely wlsh-
I J; lng others happiness, the , Salvation
i I i Army Ss going" around actually making
R Among those who will today observe
ffl the pretty New Year.'s custom of re-
- ceiving, may be mentioned the gentle-
fp men I'll charge of the jails.
K '. , a.
Many young folks can now show how,
4 j neat thcy. ure byj the fact that they
1 I i kept ihelv diaries through the past
Jl j year practically free from ink and pen-
fl I cil marks. ,
: n "i -. '
I j Somfe erentlemen will no doubt feel
t 5 this evening that in connection with
i j 1 the New Year's calling custom there Is
1 need for reform providing for greatc
), uniformity in 'he drinks served.
1 ft "We think. It is well that the Governor
. and the Board of Pardons have con-
i sented to hear once more the plea for
J if the commutation of Lynch's sentence.
H That much, at least, Is due the man,
j and Is called for by fairness and the
' voice of public sentiment. j
Hl f Tho preparations to begin In thor-'
f J ougli fashion the exploration for oil in
1 I i this valley, look good to those who for
, j years have had knowledge 'of the jndl-
Hl i i cations of ol along the east, south, and
1 ., north shores , of the lake. "We believe In
Hj , j the success of the effort to find oil In
t I quantity here, and shall look forward
f with confident hope to Its discovery.
' , J The prompt offers of benefits In the
J theaters' of New Tork and elsewhere to
aid the sufferers by the awful fire In the
HJ ' jl Iroquois theater at Chicago, especially
Hl their fellow-actors, speaks bravely and
! , well for the kindliness of heart of those.
. j who make the generous offer. But on
Li ! occasions of sorrow or need, actors are
. i (J always In the forefront of those who re-
j spond to the promptings of generosity.
' We are much surprised to see that
t some remarks we have made In oppo-
j,1 sltlon to the use of. the public school-
. houses for sectarian religious instruc-
1 tion have .been construed as an attack
j on Mormonism. . This is ,both far-:
' fetched and malicious. , Our remarks
; j were on the principle "Involved, and'
; j w;ere altogether general. "We have good
j I reason t to believe that they are en-
) j , dorsed by Mormons as w;e.ll as other,
, i j good citizens; nnd that what we said!
enfortjes the correct principle and dops
rJ not admit of any doubt whatever. It Is
t only those who would make wrongful
' i ui of the buildings- who have any
cause to object to our propositions.
The effort to force Japan to take, the
J( initiative and begin the war with Rus-
1 sla wIli..pj:ohably . be successful, for'
, RuasIa.iSjalready on the ground -and is
t j j chiefly anxious:. to hold what she has,
1 I ' taken' :6ut JaPan wants "a" change', and'
ij I must naturally move to "make-It. ' 'At;
u , the same time, It Is evident that Japan
i - j can go;far In her movesi-much farther'
' than a-few months ago before Russia
i i will make armed opposition. For In-
i ;. stance, .It Is said that the occupation of
!, l southern Korea by Japanese troops
( would not now be considered an act' of'
't; -var nrrainst Russia, whife" ItTc'ertainly
j -would hJive been so cpnsldejcirif.'it "hud
, f bee;i made last Hummer. The' truth of
7 ihn utleu ia we imagine, that' Russia
would be quite content to allow Japan
to occupy Korea in consideration of
Japan letting her alone in Manchuria;
but that is precisely what Japan
doesn't want to do, and so Russia is
playing on the, hatred which , tho
Koreans bear 1 toward the Japanese,
! and hectors the Mikado with small ln
' trigues in -Seoul. It Is a' critical situa
tion, and war may be precipitated any
THE OPENING. OF THE YEAR.
' This morning opens the new year.
The old, with all its achievements, good
work, mistakes, Joys, griefs, Is gone. Of
course, the hope is that the experiences
of the- past-will- be a lamp to guide our
feet for the future; but alas! it is vain
to hope that it will surely and generally
do .so. The. same. old mistakes will be1
made, the same remorsa will follow, the
same alienations of friendship, the
same grief .thereat. But at least it Is
not too much to hope that In some de
gree the broken threads of the past may
bo .reunited,' and new friendships be
formed which will recompense for the
loss of the old-; that though mistakes
may be made, reparation also may be
ottered, and that all the time, men's
hearts will' grow kindlier, and tho tics
of humanity be bound ever mom. firmly
It is a pleasant thought that the world
is always growing better; that men's
minds and hearts are ever more and
more amenable to kindly impulses, and
that humane and philanthropic efforts
for tho uplifting and the relief of the
human raco wore never so active or
powerful as now. And this is fully
borne out in the great benefactions
that men bestow upon their fellow-men
and upon Institutions for the common
welfare. ' - .
And the earth Is bound together as
never before. If any great calamity, a
flood, a famine, an earthquake, a vol
rcanic eruption, or a great fire, happens
anywhere In the world, It Is quickly
known, and all the agencies of modern,
civilization are put In motion for the
''relief of the sufferers. Thus, when a
famine in a remote province of China
was; on aj few yeary asro", an America
expedition penetrated the country to
Its remote borders, and carried relief.
When the awful eruptions of Pelee and,
Soufrlere occurred, the nations vied in
helping the stricken people. The fa
mines in Russia, In Sweden and In
Finland were relieved from all the civ
ilized world, and in all, Americans were
proudly named as In tho forefront of
those to whom praise was due. All
these things. t6nd to bringing on the'
time when the Brotherhood of Man will'
be the governing force of the world.
This is the day also of good resolu
tions; of "swearing oft" from vices and
bad habits. It Is a custom much scoffed
at, and yet It is a good custom. It may
not, in fact, be that all the abjurlngs
will hold; it may be that the frailties" of
human nature will overcome .the good
intentions of th? mihd' which sees when
it ought to change. But for all thai? It
is good both to swear off and to resolve.
For the swearing off shows that the
man recognizes his errors and weak
nesses, and the resolvings show his de
sire for better actions. So, whether sure
Improvement follows or not, it is well
to strive for It, and to keep striving, and
never give up. It is infinitely better to
die in the effort toward a purer and
more approved life than to sink Into the
grave resigned to wrong-doing and
either car.eless or. despairing of victory.
For the ensuing year, The Tribune
wishes to all that it may leave them
better in every way than it found them;
that the city may grow and Its people
prosper,, that the State may be -strong,
the farmers have abundant water for
their crops, and smiling harvests; that
the miners may do even better than
they did In the year just closed;. that all
Interests in all portions of Utah may
prosper as never before, and that the
State may take a substantial step for-
ward-in its career toward greatness. All
good things also we wish for the coun
try at large, and trust that the people
may be better in all desirable respects a
year Jience than they are now. And for
all the world we wish the same, espe
cially when the prosperity and welfare
of the people of this country do not in
terfere with their acquiring and taking
hold on every good thing.
THE IROQUOIS THEATER CALAMITY.
The additional news from the- great
Chicago horror does not in nny way di
minish Its' grievousness, but on the con
trary, adds to it. There Is a possible
small diminution In the number of the
victims from the seven hundred first
reported, but on the other hand,' the'
scenes of afilictlon are aggravated,
while the uncertainty attending the
number of the dead remains.
, I.t Is claimed that this theater was
built according to the best modern mod-'c-ls,
and tha. itfwas" as safe as a'theater
could be built. And yet no sooner is this
claim formulated, than points of criti
cism are directed against it. For In
stance, Jt Is conceded that one of the
most effective protections to be had In
case of a fire at a theater, is some
means to shut the stage off absolutely
from the audience. This was recognized
by those who constructed the Iroquois
theater. When' this awful calamity oc
curred, and to .effect the purposclndl
cated, they put In' an asbestos curtain.
And yet It never worked properly, and
was never repaired; ho one seemed to
sens'e the.-fact' -that this -.lire-proof cur
tain, put in to provldp the prime requi
site of safety In case of a fire, was abso-
lulely worthless unless It could be re
lied upon absolutely,, and .was under
perfect control... ': A&'-was' Inevitable,
when the emergency came It 'could not
.be J.owered. fully.. ,apd in.. the position
where it stuck it acted as a "blower"
under which the names rushed, a fierce
flood of death and destruction. An addi
i tlonal precaution, said to be In other
theaters, a shaft or flue at the back of
the stage to draw the blaze and smoke
up through the roof, was lacking in the
Iroquois. But if It Is shown that the
wire depended oh for a part of tho effect
in the performance held up the curtain,
' then tho one responsible for putting It in
that position should be held criminally
In this case, too, the gas reservoir
seems to have been conveniently located
In the track of .the name; it exploded
with a force that lifted off the roof. An
Iron railing Is said 'to. have penned the
people in so that they could not help
themselves. And although the exits
were numerous, the comments of' the
Chief of the Chicago fire department In
dicates that but one was available.
In spite of all these contributory
causes to this sickening disaster, the
public is assured that the building was
constructed with safety as the first con
sideration; that the building ordinances
were strictly compiled with, and even
additional safeguards provided; and
that no theater building In the country
was freer from danger. And. the state
ment Is volunteered as a triumphant
vindication of this assumed safety, that
"the structure- as erected still stands
intact." It Is idle to put up pleas like
that. The point of safety In a theater
Is not chiefly the degree to which the
walls or building can stand such a
strain, but the safety to the audience.
In 'this case it amounts to nothing to
point out how little the building may be
damaged; the main point Is the destruc
tion of human life. For them the
structure was a veritable death-trap. A
showing that the trap Itself Is not much
damaged has nothing to do with the
grievous calamity, and any protests of
that kind amount to an Insult to the
public. The plain fact seems to be that
a curtain was set lire by the careless
handling of the lights; that the fire
proof curtain would not work, and that
it was known that It could not be de
pended on to work; that the gas reser
voir was where the flames could easily
and quickly explode It; that Iron rail
ings In the seatings penned the people
In and made them helpless victims; and
that in. spite of the alleged large num
ber of cxit6, for some reason these were
It seems a clear jaso that building or
dinances which will allow of such a
crushing mass of detrimental circum
stances as these to occur at the- same
time, are badly in need of revision.
THE COUNCIL'S GOOD WORK.
Tho City Council did well to cxpungt
from its records nil reference to the
unseemly and obscure wrangle about
tho sewer pipe bid, and also that about
the sale of some asphalt. Neither
amounted to anything, and the city can
fully protect Itself in both cases; Jn
that of the plpe, by Inviting further
bids, a'nd.ln . that .of the' asphalt,, by
requiring full payment if it has not al
ready been made.
The Council-also did well In confirm
ing all the. nominees made to It for po-'
sitlons In the city service; there Is no
reason why such positions should go
over to the next administration, which
might be disposed to make them a
bone of contention.
IC the present Council had made Its
action from the first, conform, to the
action of the past month, It would
have gone out' of office (if It had been
allowed to go out at all), with the ut
most respect of the people of the city
and the verdict of "Well done, good
and faithful servants." For, aside from
Its "eight-to-seven" combine, the coa
lition of four Republicans with four
Democrats to oppose the administra
tion they were elected to support, the
work of this Council has been good.
But that coalition, and the detestable
wrangle which ensued and lasted most
of the two years, with Its Irritating and
repulsive features, has obscured In the
public mind the work which the Coun
cil actually did for the city.
Among this good work we note the
cleaning out of Parley's canyon, the
elimination of foul sources of water
contamination, and the preparation ot
tho ground, by tho- surveys and selec
tion of site, for a needed reservoir In
that canyon, which will materially add
to the water supply An the season of
scarcity in the summer. And amonc
the good things In this connection, we
may mention that the Council re
frained from pushing ihe'wasteful and
ineffective proposition which It adopted
for the piecemeal construction of the
The Council also did good work In
having Second South street and South
Temple street paved from Main street
to the depot; in letting- contracts for tho
paving of South Temple street east
ward from Main, and First South street
and Second South street, east from
It has also pushed the sewering ot
the city; and the sidewalks have been
extended. It has (not with much dis
cretion aa to location, wo admit,) had
a much-needed city jail built, and ono
thai Is a credit to the city. It lias
shown; anxiety In other ways, also, foi
the welfare of the city, as In the build
ing of the new cromatory, and endoav
orlng to Improve the sanitation of tho
city. And so, when It goes out of busi
ness on Monday next, it will have made
a fair record, save only on the one point
of party inharmony; and the evil les
son of that has been so glaring, It has
so much obscured the good work ac
tually done, that the new Council can
hot fall to take the lesson to heart,
emulating the commendable things
done, and avoiding the deadly mistake
which has brought approbrlum In the
public mind upon tho present Council.
In spite of the praiseworthy things it
did, and which are here called to mind;
;but that fatal error .will , cause tho
Council to go into -municipal history
under reproach a reproach that could
and ought to have been wholly avoided.
If the shipbuilders keep on with their
work of making bigger and yet bigger
ships, tho harbors of the world will have
to be deepened. The new ship to be
built for the White Star line is to excel
In length and tonnage the present cham
pion shlpjof the world, the Baltic- But
the ordering of such a ship proves again
the economy of the large vessel; it Is
immensely greater In freight-carrying
capacity than the smaller ship, and the
cost of sailing the big ship is much less
proportionately than Is her earning
power. But there must be a limit, and
it really looks as If It had been about
reached-. A steamer 755 feet In length,
so much longer than one of our city
blocks that bow and stern would pro
ject half way across tho street at each
block corner, Is something to marvel at.
Excellent work is being dono by the
Utah fish hatchery in stocking tho
streams of the Slate with fish; and
especial preparations arc being made
for tho spring distribution. With the
important work of the hatchery in full
effect, It can be but a few years till
the streams will have more trout in
them than ever nature provided them
with. But the waste caused by the
opening of the irrigation ditches In tho
crop season should be more perfectly
provided against if the Improvement is
to be permanent and the best results
follow from the expenditure of the
money In this fish-stocking.
How true it is that a great calamity Is
sure to draw human hearts closer, and
to obliterate minor contentions! The
destruction of life In tho burning of the
Iroquois theater In Chicago Is an In
stance. It caused an Instant cessation
of the contention between the striking
drivers and their employers; a sudden
return to work by the drivers, and a
welcome of them by tho employers. And
thus does human nature vindicate itself
in the presence. of a great sorrow. It Is,
too, but an instance of a rule which Is
WOMEN WIN LAW HONORS.
From tho Philadelphia Press.
While tho British Judges refuse to ad
mit women to the bar to practice .law,
the women continue to win honors as
students. A woman has just attained
the degree of LL. B. from London Uni
versity by successful examination in
law and will renew tho effort to get wo
men admitted to the bar. In fact, the
women carried off the honors at this
university. Of thirty-four honors nine
teen fell to women. Of eight honor can
didates who passed five were women.
WHAT'S IN A NAME!
From the Now York World.
Roebllng, who built the Brooklyn
bridge, has a street named after him to
perpetuate the fame of his achievement.
Alderman Holler, who made the Wil
liamsburg Bridge celebration a success,
was thought worthy of equal honors.
But the Idea of a "Holler street" con
veyed suggestions not consonant with
euphony and the project was voted
down. Such Is the handicap of a name.
Senator Dopow had Just finished tolling
his wittiest story. He patted his wife on
the cheek. "My dear," he smiled, "If
you over had tho chance to marry a sec
ond time, would you marry a brainy
man?" She thought a moment. "I might,"
she smiled back at him, "Just for the ex
perience." John Alexander Uowlo Is making ar
rangements for what he hopes will bo a
triumphal tour to the Pacific coast before
sailing for Australia, lie figures on leav
ing America about January 10th, and will
be accompanied on his voyage from Van
couver by several of his deacons and per
haps tho ZIon City Chief of Police.
Rev. E. J. Bodnian, pastor of tho Boglo
Street Christian church, Fall River.
Mass., has among his flock a number of
the mill operatives whoso wages wero cut
10 per cent recently. Mr. Bodman con
cluded that his salary 6f $950 per year
should suffer the same cut. so ho volun
tarily reduced It by ?100, the pome to re
main in effect as long as the local depres
J. Plorpont Morgan's great rival In tho
Iron world Is Miss Antolnotto Bertha
Krupp, heiress to tho great Krupp gun
and Iron works In Germany. Miss Krupp
probably Is tho richest young woman In
puropo She Is tho elder of tho two
daughters of tho lato Baron Alfred Krupp.
His last will and testament mado her
heiress to oil his millions. Including tho
gun works at Essen, tho ship works and
wharves at Kiel and all his Iron ore and
coal mines In Westphalia and In Spain.
Conservative estimates make the valuo of
the great property at least $76.0CO,000.
When Miss Krupp becomes of ago all this
wealth will become hers absolutely. She
Is 1!) years old.
"I really don't sco how the bachelors
geC along without a loving helpmate," be
gan Mrs. Benedick,
"Yes, a woman can help a man In so
manv ways," replied her frlond.
"Exactly. Now there's my Henry;1
whenever he sits down to mend a tear In
his coat or sew on a button, he alwayB
has to get mo to thread his needlo for
him." Philadelphia Ledger.
Patron Have you "Gory "Iko's Last
Clerk No; but we've something Just as
Patron I want something just as bad.
"But the lovo you profess, to havo for
me Is It an unselfish love a lovo so
strong- that It could oven mako you hu
miliate yourself for my sake?"
Sylvester Carhunklo was hurt. Had this
girl, Leonora Carryhamnier, so soon for
gotten that he had. for one whole day,
worn tho necktie sho had given him for
Christmas. Brooklyn Life.
Calv.crt, Jr. What Is your undo doing
Baity Moore Sitting on juries.
Calvert, Jr. Why. I thought ho was
Judge in ono of tho higher courts.
Bally Moore Ho la. Baltimore Amorl
I Undertaker and fcmbalmor. I
1 Opn All Night. Tel. 264. 1
213 Stato St., Salt Lake City. B
LAKE 1 liLHl MLcohaihsk
Matinee Today at 2:15 p.m.
Tonight at 8:15.
The Big, Glittering, Extravagant Com
ALL NEW FUN.
MASSIVE SCENIC EFFECTS.
WHISTLY MUSIC YOU'LL LIKE!.
A Beautifully Costumed Chorus'
EVERYTHING NEW THIS SEASON.
Prices, 25c, jiOc, 7fic; 51. Matinee,
Prices, 2oc, 50c 7Cc. Children, any
LAKE i llLBI Hcdrtaino.
An Opportunity that will
Never Occur Again.
"THE GREATEST SONGSTRESS
THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN."
SEATS NOW ON SALE AT SALT
Prices, $1.00. $2 00 and 53 00. Every
scat In the Tabernacle requires coupon.
Don't wait until It is too late to get one.
MATI1TEE TODAY AT 2:15 P. M.
Tonight & Tomorrow Night
Matlneo Saturday at 2 15 p. m.
Tho big scenic sensation
"Tea Nights in a Bar Room"
"AN EYE ON HUBBY."
I People I
'I Who Can't Sleep
j) Will find that a Hot Water
Bottle placed at the foot of W
ffl the bed will -keep the feet
warm. It draws the blood
s2 away from the head and will
, often Induce sleep when
tt "sleeping" medicines fall. Try Jsfe
V it for insomnia.
y) Our Hot Water Bottle stock Cl
Is complete. We have them in
p In all sizes and several &
shapes. Each one Is of fresh W
yjt dependable rubber the "wear Cjfc
q long" kind.
i Drueh! & FranRen,
tA Southeast Corner Main and
W Third South Streets,
j jA Salt Lake City. jfik
H AGENTS FOB LIQUOZONE.
McConahay Wpr ,
FULL OF SNAP, STYLE
AND GOOD WEAR,
Shrewd buyers seeking rare values
are finding out every day that this
small-profit store Is the best place to
buy clothing. All the new styles of
hand-finished, gracefully-fitting clothes
that are revolutionizing the ready-to-wear
trade. No other store can afford
to sell such good clothing for so little
RICH & SON
Clothiers and Gents' Furnishing.
No. 217 Sp. Main. St.-.
I GARDNER DAILY STOE NEWs! '
' '0$ f ARAPPY IIP
mW LyE AR Iff
I VL store cl a11, day
I Vifc 4 r r Tomorrow we'll turn attention to getting
I jt the boys ready for school again.
I Tl TV Look him over today and find out all his
I lh J needs. )
X)i II Then, come tomorrow and clothe him in
I U!t the way he should be dothecL I Acti
1 m $M " The s-llits' tlie -vercoats seaters, waists,
I underwear, caps and gloves are all here. -
V Just the kiud to hold, that lively youngster of yours .
I And save you the worry of continual mending, as well as .
I dimes and dollars, jcttc1
- J. P. GARDNER - g. j
OSDEBS BY MAIL' PEOIEPTLY FILLED. ' dVfe
y Diamond Jewelry I
r flND THER PRECIOUS STONES .8?
H f w
I Special Inducements to i
I Diamond Bayers.
. LICHTENSTEIN, y
M&t Begin at the V
A. l6i $W$8LZZttZP3 jJjTrv also tho advent of a nw piano In your
.LmjPP We Meet Rny Price , jj
pr Offered when quality In considered. TVs t0t,
jCWS!3i--' arc not loaded up with a.' lot of cheap tn-
vS " t''JK v 'vi strtiments to mark up and then cut doTPi v
KlSL It s not our way oC doInS business. w' ji
SPIllff Vansant & ChamberlainW
JS 32 Main St., directly opp. Z. C M. I.
1 The jt
Wl tf Will
Only 5c Cigar
So (yood That A
Million Men Smoke SS : I
It Every Day i
Largest Seller in the World. ffi
W. The 3and is the
J Smoker's Protect
. " 1 near
i L j j Joyet
I The world is sad enough without your woes. I 0lft
I ii ZL7U 866 mS "ad" Gay 30 wheu you write, and we will 5 I jnjv
I toll tho newspaper man. Then hoU foel happy. If you turn E SgJJ
to coiiection' wn 1 1
I I FRANCIS G. LUKE fw
I GEN'L MGR., j
J K'tertlve Association, Sccntiflc Collectors of Bad
4 Debts Evorywher0 General 0fflces FlQor Commer.
I oial Block. M ' SjD
J SOME PEOPLE DON'T LIKE US. 3 ' Sf,
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