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j "Wednesday, January 13, 1904.
II ' "-'' 'i.
I - - Though flowers ai'c rather scarce,
I, J s.u.omte woman will no doubt be able to
I, ' Uiji '"father up a few for Shockley.
I j;1 Tfiis being; a country of sportsmen It
I ! 1 naturally hopes that Japan's proposed
I fi i 'car hunt will be a big success.
I1 1 You cannot be blamed, of course, for
j P breaking your New Tear's resolutions,
Ij i v ft Xpu have forgotten what .they were,
l (I The knowledge which the Russian
I pi BraJ has as to the ability of Japan to
I n jflght, should be sufficient to make its
I jl ,J Jaw3 pause.
I Ijj Tlie kind person who likes to make
I children joyous can do so easily now
H by merely falling on one of the many
I f, slippery walks.
I i ' Nevertheless those Eastern theater
I'1 4' managers will continue to feel that the
Important thing is to devise ways of
I I t getting people into their houses!
j t It" appears that It Is possible, after
I ,L" Jill, for'a Salt I.ake City Council to hold
it Sessions without any member even In-.
I f ft tlmating that some other member is a
I 1 jf The members of the new Board of
I If) iPuhlic Works may not be looking for
'jl tr6iible, but judging from the experl
I m t pncei of former boards they are almost
. '.,Jsur&'to find it.
, '! Perhaps the coroner's jury declared
r' ijj that the murderer was unknown, not
; f withstanding the confession of Shock
! ley,;on the ground that you cannot bc
I j i j Jleve everything you hear,
j j :
I l, Ex-Congressman Edmund H. Drlggs
I j ;s not dealt with in any spirit of lenity
1 'j by Judge Thomas of Brooklyn. The
1 1 1 fineis no doubt far in excess of any
i ,! profit he made in his deals, and while
i j the Sentence to jail Is not long, it will
' ibe sufficient to decltlzenize him unless
I relief comes. Senator Deitrich is for-
tunate indeed in having had his case
j! some on before a different kind of a
j j The Philippine friar bonds, $7,200,000
, ' jn amount, sold well, one firm taking
j : ,the Tvholo issue at a premium of 7.577
1 )ier:ent. The bonds run thirty years
A i janddraw 2 per cent interest per an
il j frurm It is a pretty extensive deal for
fj ioneoncern to swing. But""it -was a
1 a igooS! sale, and the accomplishment of
1 the jjbject to bo attained by their us?3
f ! s oic which will redound to the advan
I tage,: oC tlie country and of the Fili-
j j'rpinoB more than would an army with
f ! j fanners.
Hj jl' ,4r"j The very guarded statement of
J; JPremlcr Balfour of Great Britain, hi
; j!' -TfdlscsBlng the wrangle between Japan
jandRussia, assumes high importance
n View of the critical nature of the
' , negotiations. He said that 'Grcat
j : pBrltain would carry out to the fullest
-fexteUt all her treaty obligations." This
fl I . fa naturally construed to mean that he
fl U "T-JU".back Japan If it comeo to a fight,
jj s Qreat Britain's treaty with Japan
i vafCunderstood by the latter power to
jpledge her to do. And there can be
' no djlubt tliat if Balfour would openly
Lrvsay Jt would beyond question in
I teure peace.
; The United States Steel Corporation
1 r Continues its offer to let its employees
fl ; Jnve'st on the "ground floor" in Its pre
j, Iferred stock. That "ground floor" Is
J' jiow $55 per share; last year It was
H j ;$S2.50. At thi3 rate, the financial
i roaapn is dead against any employee
I putting his money or earnings into that
jstoct. When a share of it loses 517.50
Jn value in a singlo year, the man who
1 I j10'05.15 ,n 11 19 out and injured. We
h "jBhould suppose that In common decency
; a concern which invites Its employees
j ,to invest in its stock would take mea
I ' "sures; to protect them from being
i Th suggestion of the theater man
B) ' 1 '4serl New York In regard to posting
B" L ( ' jtheat?r attendants of the best and near
H. Ji i jest point of exit Is so simple and excel
u yent that it is a wonder it has not been
1 If '"thought of and put In practice long ago.
1 Hj 'V He would have printed on each ticket
j land seat coupon a diagram and dlrec
It Ition for the particular seat occupied,
i jU ' rwlth plain Instructions how quickest to
i ; reach' the exit. In case of any commo-
1 ! yon rom any caUK the holder of the
' I Coupon would have the way of egrees in
I hind, and could get out at onco. A
Bi & T'JIa'ttle presence of mind would bo
Bj 3 ' flleh to effect this, and a theater
rba emptied in a minute, If the
proper precautions were taken to pro
vido a sufficient number of easily
THE WATER COMMISSIONER'S REPORT.
The report of Joseph TP.. SlacKnight,
the Land and -Water Commissioner of
the city, is' a paper of the very highest
importance. It covers well the doings
of the year wilfiin 'hls jurisdiction,' and
it does far more. It calls to public at
tention the state of the city's water
rights, and the imperative need of hav
ing the tangled web of conflicts, claims,
exchanges, and so on put in tangible
form, so that the municipality mny
know "where it is at,"
By inattention, the rights of the city
in the Sederlof andi Strong ranches, for
which it paid $4500, has been allowed
to lapse, and the Commissioner finds
that many titles held by the city have
been clouded by erroneous tax levies
and sales; and by the "occupancy of city
lands by persons who have been in un
disputed possession for from eight to
In regard to the clty'3 water supply,
and its Increase, Commissioner Mac
Knight considers Big Cottonwood to be
the most promising source from which
material additions may be expected; and
he suggests that "If the city could ac
quire one-half of the Big Cottonwood
stream, which would be nearly double
the amount now obtained from all
sources, the 50 per cent acquired could
dc increasca at least 2o per cent of the
entire stream." This addition to our
Water supply he thinks could, be secured
partly by the exchange of Utnh lake
water, and partly by the purchase of
lands with water rights.
With regard to the exchange of water
now. had in Parley's creek flow, the Com
missioner consider the terms very un
fair to the city, as they unquestionably
are; and he recommends that the farm
ers who are enjoying the better end of
the bargain be askedi to make formal re
linquishment of the Parley's canyon
water right they have exchanged, tak
ing instead the waters of the Utah Lake
canal, and that the city make a money
payment to them that would be a fair
equivalent for the transfer. It Is a very
It is to be noted with respect to both
of these propositions, that the question
of the improvement of the Utah Lake
reservoir, is about to come to a head
for definite action. The city is inter
ested in this improvement, to the extent
of its right In the flow of Jordan river,
on precisely the same basis as the canal
companies claim. If the exchanges can
be made by the city soon with the farm
ers, the latter collectively will own all
the flow" from the proposed improve
ment, and the city need not Interest it
self in that matter at all. But unless
the exchanges can be made, the city
will have to act with the other claim
ants of the water, In asking to have the
improvement made, In guaranteeing its
share of the repayment to the National
Government, as required by the Irri
gation law; and in short will have to act
In connection with the other claimants
of the water, in order to maintain its
rights. But It would' simplify the mat
ter very much if the whole subject could
be turned over to the farmers, by the
exchanges suggested, so that they could
act together and In a single direction.
There is special and urgent need that
the city should take immediate action in
this whole water question. The Council
at its session on Monday night should
arrange to have the city represented at
the conferences of next Tuesday even
ing and of Wdnesday, with Chlf Engi
neer Newell of the Hydrographic sur
vey. It is expected fully that some defi
nite conclusions will be arrived at while
Mr. Newell Is here: there Is no reason
why they should not be. And the city
cannot afford to allow any conclusions
to be reached, where its interests are
not represented. Commissioner Mac
Knight's report is most timely and sug
gestive. Now is a good time it is, in
fact, The Time to settle the general in
terests Involved, and to put the ex
changes of water on a more complete
and equitable basis.
It is good news that the Postal Tele
graph is to be extended to this city
in the spring. The definite announce
ment Is now made, all the difficulties
having been swept away. The Postal
is a great company, and by the filling
of the gap to this city and westward,
will have a nearer all-round-the-world
service on its own wires than any
other company. Its latest great tri
umph was the cable across the Pa
cific, and It is a success not only in
the perfect transmission of messages,
but in the very material reduction of
tolls. Success and speed to the Postal!
The disclaimer of the administration
of any Intent toward or preparation for
war aguinst Colombia was hardly need
ed for intelligent people. This country
has no cause of war with Colombia; If
that country chooses to mako war upon
Panama, that Is its own affair; always
provided, that it keeps its troops off
the neutral zone, and makes no Inter
ference with traii8isthmlan traffic. And
if Colombia should thus overreach or
interfere, it would need no great pre
paration nor any large force to defend
both the zone and the traffic.
The petition of almost a million and
a half of people for the Government to
come to the rescue of the big trees in
Calaveras county, California, shows
what can be done when a scare is
raised. As the San Francisco Chronicle
pointed out some time ago, the threat
of the Michigan lumber dealer who
bought up that grove In anticipation of
just such a move as this, Is an idle
one. No lumber could be profitably
made from those trees, and his state
ment that he Intended to cut them down
should not have been taken seriously.,
But all the same it would bo well
enough for the Government to buy and
protect the grove provided it does not
cost too much. The mistake was made
years ago, In not reserving the land on
whicb the. trees stand.
DEFINING THE POSITIONS.
It is no doubt true, as contended by
an apologist for a Senator Reed Smoot's
l very curious and evasive - defense
against the arraignment made of him
aud his Senatorship, that such ac
cusations, based on no proof, will
not count for much in the U. S. Senate.
It may aleo be said, with quite as much
truth, that mere technical denials of
substantial facts will not count for
much cither. And neither will it be
counted much of a refutation of a court
decision, arrived at after a long, patient
and complete hearing, to abuse the
witnesses and the court. It won't have
much force either, to deny that there
are certain oaths, when the evidence
and use of them Is proved by competent
testimony, and the facts are judicially
As to the court decision in the "seal
ing" case, of course it has no neces
sary bearing on the Smoot case, that
we are aware of. though the touchi
ness of the apologist might fairly sug- ,
gest that it possibly may have a bear
ing known only to those on the Inside.
We mentioned it merely to show that
opposition to court rullncs. comlne
whence they do, was mere habit and
not worth much.
The denial by the apologist that the
substitution of the word "people" for
"government" would make any differ
ence, shows cither that there has
been a change in the forms since
the judicial decision referred to, or else,
as the old answer to the riddle had it,
that "the boy lied," may be true In
other things than riddles.
If it Is true, further, as contended
by the apologist, that It Is "anti
Mormon" to speak In terms other than
in acquiescence In regard to the Smoot
answer, then his fight is a church
fight, as his enemies claim, and as the
position taken by the apologist con
cedes. But If it is not a church fight
then any one has the right to look ad
versely upon that answer without be
ing ranked as an enemy of the Mormon
church. The case is very plain on this
point. Either It Is a church fight, or
it is noL If it Is, then those who fall
to see the beauty or force of Senator
Smoofs reply must be content to be
classed as anti-Mormons; but in this
case, the Senator Is in Washington as
a churchman and not as a politician,
and the Mormon church is what ho
represenets. If, on the other hand, this
is not the cc.se. then all who choose
to discuss this question have the right
to do so in any way they see fit. with
out being arraigned as foes to the Mor
mon church. The apologist can take
whichever side of this line it chooses,
but It can't take both sides at once, and
claim the fight to be merely a political
one, but that those who do not see
matters altogether as Mr. Smoot does,
must fall under religious anathema.
HANNA'S GREAT TRIUMPH.
Senator Hanna had to make a fight
for his seat when he was first elected,
as the majority he received was so
narrow that It gave opportunities for
hi? enemies to clamor fraud and brib
ery. But he was exonerated of all
charges, as clear as the sun. And
now, in vindication of him, he Is re
turned by a vote greater than any
candidate for the United States Sen
ate ever had in Ohio. He carried all
the doubtful legislative districts, and
many of the Democratic districts.
The opposition to him In the vote in
the Ohio Legislature yesterday was
not much greater than is usually car
ried under the head of "scattering."
He received 86 voles in the lower house,
against 26 for Clarke, and 20 in the
Senate, against 4 for Clarke.
It was a political triumph such as
few men have ever enjoyed, and it was
his personal triumph; he was the
majn factor in the election. The cam
paign was made for and ngainst him,
though a Governor was elected; and
though the Republican candidate for
Governor was a strong and able man,
most worthy of the nomination and of
the position to which the people elected
him, the warmth of the fight was
in the Legislative districts; and the
main question was on the return of
Mr. Hanna to the Senate. The result
was such a complete sweep that
everything was carried before it, and
Hanna stood forth as the most promi
nent and the strongest Republican of
his time. It is confessed that as the
Republican candidate for President he
could carry New York State; but Dem
ocratic opinion docs not confess that
any other Republican could do It. And
while he has not consented to be a
candidate for that office, the admission
is most significant. Mr. Hanna's
strength lies with the working men,
whose causa he always espouses, and
with whom, as the employer of thou
sands, he has never had any friction.
He Is truly a Grand Old Man.
The entertainment at the Salt Lake
Theater for the benefit of the mur
dered street-car men, Amasa Gleason
and Thomas Brighton, is fixed for
January 22nd. The attractions are
good for the, night, but the main at
traction after all, no matter how ex
cellent the iperformancc, is the worthy
cause to which It Is devoted, coupled
with the desire of the people of this
city to do something for the afflicted
faipllles, whose heads died with so
much honor, shedding luster upon hu
manity. No doubt the benefit will be
made one to bo long remembered in
WOMAN'S WORK IN KOREA.
From the Philadelphia. Inquirer.
As there are no labor-saving machines
In Korea women's work Is done by the
crudest and hardest methods possible,
from hulling rice with a heavy wood or
stone pestle to waBhlng clothes by beat
ing them in the streams and ironing
them with sticks. In order to iron, the
clothes must always be ripped apart and
wrapped round a wooden roller while
damp; they are then beaten by either
one or two women. It is surprising to
see the gloss on the white calico and the
sheen upon the linen produced by this
method of ironing; it surpasses the
dressing one sees In this country on
newly-bought linen. Since the people
dress exclusively In white, the woman'B
day and often much of the night, too
is spent in washing, Ironing and sewing.
DEATH BY CIVILIZATION.
From the New York World.
That civilization has fundamentally
changed our modes of life is a well-worn
platitude. But few probably realize how
it has chunged our modes of death. Take
a casual clancc at the news of yester
day. It shows, for instance, Frederick
Johnson suffocated on his eighteenth
birthday by gas, Thomas Burke ground
to death between two elevated trains
Victor A. Oakley's baby killed bv the
fumes of a gas heater. Martin V. Dolan
dead of the "caisson disease." and thir
ty persons killed in a railroad wreck In
Kansas. Ono hundred years ago not
one of these deaths would have been
possible. These are penalties of pro
gress overlooked amid Its myriad benefits.
HOW THE CARS ARE HEATED.
From the New York Press.
"Say. Pete, why don't you fellers heat
the cars?" said a passenger on the rear
platform to the conductor. "Wo do heat
'cm," was the emphatic reply. " What
with? I don't see no stoves." "Don't
need no stoves. We heat 'em with folks.
It's only the empties that are not warm.
We've been experlmentin' on this busi
ness and know what we're talkln' about.
Sixty-live people In a closed car will
raise the temperature 3G deg. in twelve
minutes, Just by the natural order of
breathing. If we should put in artificial
heat you passengers would melt; then
we'd set hell."
A New Yorker desiring to settle In In
dian Territory, wrote a letter of Inquiry
to one of the principal chiefs of the Cher
okee nation. This was tho reply: "Young
man. If you will come down In the Chero
kee country I will give you 1C0 acres of
Grand River land and also a herd of cat
tle and will also supply you with a Chcro
Judge John T. ITodgc of Nowport. Ky..
has offered to serve as County Judge of
Campbell county without comp6naatIon,
and will turn over the salary to tho fam
ily of Judge-elect John P. Newman, who
died a few days before he was to have
taken office. Mr. Hodge was Newman's
competitor in the election last November.
Rev. M. J. B. Sites, pastor of tho Meth
odist Episcopal church in Colfax. Ind.,
has inaugurated a series of revival scr-vicr-a
thero. With the view of securing
large attendance, ho is visiting homes
where thero are ehlldron. carrying with
him quantities of candy. This he distrib
utes among the little " oils, promising
thorn moro If they will bring their parents
or other grown-up relatives to the ser
vices. His plan .has been a pronounced
M. Coquelln. the great French come
dian, recalls with amusomcnt the verdict
passed on him when, a youth of 20, he
presented himself as a candidate for ad
mission to the conservatoire In Paris. "I
can see two fatal difficulties In the .way
of your ever becoming a good actor." said
ono of tho chief professors, "your .face
and your voice." As all who have seen
him will admit, these are precisely tho
most valuable features of the great
actor's endowment today.
RHYMES OF THE DAY.
Most wives arc inconsistent.
When husbands drive them to it,
They say "It's no use talking,"
Then goright on and do It.
If pccplo always spoke the truth,
And never studied to pretend.
It's- doubtful if there would bo one
On earth who had a single friend.
CUT IT OUT.
If you havo an evil thought,
Cut It out;
If to you some scandal's brought,
Cut it out;
Should you like this sort of verse,
Which may bi considered tcrec.
If you think It's not 's'o worse"
Cut It out!
TIT FOR TAT.
I like the merry winter time, with jolly
Ice and snow;
I like to pelt the little girls with snow
balls as they go;
I like to see them dodge and run, and
hoar them pqucal In dread;
I like to push them Into drifts and scrub
their facc3 red.
But say, this isn't nice a bit! I've had
The winter is no fun at all when girls
will play so rough I
Annie Willis McCuliough in St. Nicholas.
What ate Humors?
They are vitiated or morbid fluids cours
ing the veins and affecting the tissues.
They are commonly duo to defective diges
tion but are sometimes inherited.
How do they manifest themselves ?
In many forms of cutaneous eruption,
salt rheum or eczema, pimples and bolls,
and In weakness, languor, general debility,
How are they expelled? By
which alto builds up the system that has
Buffered from them.
It Is tho best medicine for all humors.
fs. D. EVNS,
1 Oflierta&er and Snbalmer. I
I Opn All Sight. Tl. 364. I
213 fctaU St, Salt Lai City. S
I 3 hfLV.e a en line of. hand made zephyr shawls and scarfs, m: h PrLB
1 slightly soiled, a we will close out at half their regular prico. . ' . U'irt, W
I UsM ; 35 mmti t $500 ' ' Wm. 16
The balance cnir stock of Infants' silk hoods and bonnets, ranging 1 "Bp
1 in price from 2oc 55.50, will be closed out at half price., ' -'"if-"" , jl f jB
Traoaaed Wby IMki&o 1 p
I White and blue trmlngs, regular prico $5.60, special ?2.25. ' ' j i i
n White and pink mmlngi?, double ruffle, lace and ribbon, regular i ' it-(
price 510, special 55. J Lon
I White and blue tnmings, dainty lace and ribbons, regular price . J i fv,
$6.50, special $3.50. j f
I Ewriimg ana Wimm9s Mcgdkweur - J
iofiiW OH to to W!L j :
1 Almost every style. lci 0r quality one would wish is represented in this stock. The values are unques-4 !; 11
C tlonably the best in Sa Lake cither better qualities for the same money or the same grades at lower prices :r
E than elsewhere and nov-HIRD OFF. This unequaled excellence is attested by the popularity of the women's' ui r
I neckwear soction. a ; -
i raTi&OTMEN CMIFAOT I
be Modern Store Moderate Prices for Everybody. J: jjil
Speeial Hnnouncennt !
Manager George D. Pypcr takes ps. I
ure in announcing that he has (n. I
pletcd arrangements for the appr H
ance at the Salt Lake Theater, P
Hlfoert Gallatin 1
IN ISBEN S WIDELY DISCUSSE 1
Three Wights, Corn
Monday, January ISthl
This play will bo presented here with
the same extraordinary cast which was
so highly praised by the metropolitan
On account of the Interest already
manifested it has been decided that or
ders for seats sent to box office before
regular sale will be filled In the order
of their receipt.
Free list positively suspended.
Prices, 25c to $1.50.
PfIC.F'?- Night 25c. 50c, 75c.
JT llVUO. Matlnee-25c.
Matinee Today at 3 p. m.
Tonight Last Time
The Mirthful Musical Comedy,
aH Sevon words
5 of truth:
can savo you
Something New to Salt Lakers. 1
WHITE PORT WINE I
The finest family wlno trrown. I
Nothing better known for medical
Every convalescent necda IL I
DOVE BRAND WHITE PORT 1
Is Guaranteed Abso- 1
lutely Pure. 1
Nothing but tho heart of the grapa 1
being used; the seeds and skins are 1
thrown away. Insist on gcttlnar tho 1
DOVB BRAND' WHITE PORT. I
Any of tho followlnc dnjegiata I
will gladly furniah you with a trial 1
bottle, absolutely free. I
Salt Lake Smith Drupr company, HI
A. C Smith, Dayton Drug- com- HI
pany, Dcuphl-Franken. Ml
Provo Smoot, Drag company, 1
palace Drug company. I
American Fork WUlJara Thorn- 1
Mat I GREAT SALE mM
Of the famous Alfred Benjamin & Co. suits and overcoats continues.
Hundreds of men and youths have been delighted in the great valJ
ues they have received since this sale started. Plenty of good thlngsKa,
left. Come and get the benefit of the great, price cut in men's fine clothfaui
Suits and Overcoats j
$12.50 to 515.00 values, $Q $ $20 to $25 values, Tcr -J L
sale price 30.75 S sale price Sl5Q
$16 to $18 values. il 7C ? 520 to 535 values. 77 E'
sale price "'D $ sale price ly"i't
Black suits, sack frocks, full dress or Tuxedo suits all go at fr "fir"
PER CENT DISCOUNT. j.
Take advantage while the opportunity lasts. Ir;
Gray Bros. & Co., 154 Mairt l
' t The drinking of Cremo de Mentha started, the after- r
' dinner cordial habit. And now a dinner is not com- 'gr
ra plete -without some kind of a cordial. "We have all ii.M
'f 'kinds, and particularly a ChaTtreuse and Cremo de
S Cocoa, that will strike your fancy. 'Phone Nelson at
i" our end of the wire.
EXEGER & IINDLEY, i1'
' r "The Whiskey luTerchants." -r f-r-
ji. j Wonderfully Clevfjg
wft5tfgk l--g)rAr7 I S I Values in pianos clevsr because not taJTby '
TSwj? ' rW It equaled elsewhere aro named here e?bJin
LjJ ' j don't take a cheap pfi!.!
jp-fSJI double, Its value, and then
fTjES Witha Solemn Fact
J JmsSB MSa!S Cut tho price In two and then holler';
fllhmgH Jgf, jR wUTT gain. All the same, our strnight-QUfmjV
II illnXIAfilxffiT&L fl E 4 of seMng a"d low prices bring us lot""
yiUlWBVvv!65 Hi I pleased cuntomera. Did you knownBj-"
llljimmUk fm&:Hm (ffi aa a splendid new tuner from ChlqM-
lf i$k Vansant & Chamberlaj!:
32 Main St., directly opp. Z. C.