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H l 4: THE SALT XjAKVi TRTSTOTE: FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1904. 1
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; Friday, Fobruary 12, 1904,
I' Japan persiHts In being Just as mean
. as It can bo to Russia,
' ' ' But what did Russia think Japan
', '' bought torpedo boats for?
! Salt Lake would be glad to seo the
Dowie host and the color of its money,
! , ( The Koreans are going to have con-
, , elderable company for somo time now.
J The Russian writers at St. Petersburg
, i continue to ruthlessly destroy Japanese
i , fillips and soldiers.
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n This has been one of the mst perfect
I ,j winters Salt Lake has ever enjoyed. If
I 'f the coal dealer Is any Judge.
' It probably needs the Incentive of the
i belief that It Is wrong to be gay In
I , ! Lent to give new life to society.
J The Mayor must concede that In of-
' ferlng to divide the offices evenly the
' jj Republican Councllmcn are half right.
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J The weather bureau predicts that we
p I i are to have more storms, but this has
1 1 been known by most people since
.i 1 ' ; groundhog day.
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i I j The dealer In comic valentines Is one
1 of those good-natured men who do not
i ' get angry If people send thcin a lot of
, ( jf the ugly things, as he can sell them
j, ' j again.
1 1 Anri vh h Czar could nrobably
H , i ' have found out how to avoid all this
K; ! ))! trouble If he had only thought when
' l Mr. Bryan was in St. Petersburg of
B I asking him about the matter.
i A The strugglo In the Far East could
'' i not have been' started at a more lnop-
P' ' I '; portune time to receive undivided at-
I i J ; tention here, when there is a more Im-
" i I; portant light going on over city olticcs.
! I ' 1 1 it seems that all the stockholders of
, ' ( 'I the United States Steel corporation do
"I'j j) not quietly accept the passing of the
dividend on the common stock. One
'j j of them, Alfred F. Stevens, has brought
(3 pult to compel the dividend to be paid,
I I and he claims to show that the corpo-
. 1 ration can do so out of Its earnings.
''' As the stock of this concern was widely
v i' ' j distributed, the outcome of the suit
' ! will be of considerable public Interest.
J( ' The Russians arc with one breath ac-
1 casing Great Britain of allowing her
t port of AVel Hal "Val to be used as a
depot from whence the attack on the
' , j Russian ships off Port Arthur was
made, nnd with the next they are suing
' I for Great Britain's consent that their
1 j ! Black pea fleet may pass out through
i j the Dardanelles and Bosporus, so that
i It may go to the scene of the war to
' light Japan. But then It would be too
' much to expect Russia to preserve her
j consistency in the temper she is in.
1 Constantinople la afraid, while Rus-
' , I &la is so much occupied In the far East,
! and unable to keep the peace in tho
jl Balkans, that Turkey and Bulgaria will
1 1 take the occasion to settle their old
, quarrel . with a fight, Constantinople
v Tj ) ought to know. But If the powers egg
1 i - Roumania on to attack Bulgaria if
V c ' Rbc does not keep the peace, perhaps
f i ' the fight won't come off after all. It
( cannot be denied, however, that the
k j Balkans aa-c a hot-bed of trouble, and
J ; j the worst kind of a row Is liable to
" I spring up there any day.
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i j ( The Jlmlncz rebels are tearing up the
' 'American railroad line out of Puerto
H Jv Plata in San Domingo, and a revolu-
Hh ( tlon is imminent In Honduras. It Is
H" dangerous to leave those vicious little
Hj , peoples out over night- Tho quicker
H j Uncle Sam establishes bis protectorate
H I V over San Domingo tho quicker- he will
' J escape what may develop Into very so-
H j !) rlouu trouble. And as for Honduras,
m i) probably tho best thing that could poa-
H ; Hlbly happen to It would be to bo
K j attached to Mexico as an "outlying
Hk jv province." President Diaz would specd-
Hi 1 1 Jly put an end to the nonsense of revo-
H i lutlon at every election.
V Lj The House yesterday adopted the
H' n resolution appropriating; $25,000 to ln-
Ki .uj vestigate the project of a tidewater
t i ship canal across the State of Florida.
H ' S It is an old project, and one which
Hi decades ago was hold to be perfectly
V' til practicable. And it would tako no vast
H jlf j amount of money to build it. cither,
H) j i there being almost a natural canal
B m route via Caloosahat river and Okee-
. Ch0b6 Bwanip, it -would bo better,
however, to build the cnnal, if one
is to be built at all, considerably
northward of that route. i a practicable
line for It can be found, and in that
State of many and deep waters there
ought not to be much difficulty about It.
Such a canal would afford a great and
needed outlet eastward for the products
of the Mississippi valley.
THE GREAT IRRIGATION PROGRAMME.
TTc print this morning an account In
some detail, with descrlptlvo map, of
the irrigation programme for this State,
which was received with such aproval
by Secretary Hitchcock recently1 in
This programme la comprehenflive
and moat excellent It takes In the
main schomcs for relief, and does so in
a practical, economical plan, or series
of plans, which commond themselves to
the Judgment of practical men. That
they will bear tho closest scrutiny Is
certain, for thej' are all based on facts
and conditions that fit In well with tho
schemes of Improvement propftsod.
The statements in support of the en
largement of tho scope of Govornmont
aid In this Stato for Irrigation aro con-
cjuBive. ana tncy are au nuscepuDio oi
demonstration. That they will appeal
to the people Interested, wo believe
thero Is little doubt.
Tho petition to be presented to the
Secretary of tho Interior, asking for
Government aid, embraces, besides tho
Utah Lako project, tho Strawberry
Valley diversion of water Into tho
Spanish Fork; the Bear Lako project.
Including the diversion of the Black
foot at a high elevation Into Bear River
near Soda Springs; the utilizing of tho
waters of Ogdon and Weber rivers on
a comprehensive and thorough system,
and, in fact, for tho general improve
ment of the streams and their full use,
lotting no water so to waste.
It is a fine plan of campaign. It Is
pleasant to know that It was received
In Washington with so much favor. It
Is tho only comprehensive Irrigation
schemo that any Stato has presented.
Therefore, Utah Is getting high pi'alse,
and its Arid Land Reclamation Fund
Commission, which presents it, Is being
It Is all excellent. It should be
worked for with might and main by all
In Interest. The part of the goneral
scheme which Includes tho Improve
ment of Utah Lake should be especially
pushed now, so that early work may be
begun upon It. The preliminary sur
veys and Investigations havo been
made, conditions found favorable, and
the work is decided to be economically
desirable and" practically feasible. The
farmers should energetically push
their efforts in this valley vto get the
A GOOD NAVAL PR9BRAMME.
Representative George E. Foss of Illi
nois, chairman of the House Committee
on Naval Affairs, Is decidedly in the
right of It In insisting on the import
ance of the building up of the American
navy. It is really a self-ovldent propo
sition that if we Intend to enforce the
Monroe doctrine, wo must be prepared
to enforce it. And the only means to
this end is through the possession of
an adequate navy.
No aggression by anyEuropean na
tion upon any portion of this hemis
phere would or could, b,c otherwise than
a naval operation. There Is no way
that we could oppose auch aggrcsslSh
except with an adequate navy. And
a navy is not something that can be
Improvised. It must bo built up with
deliberation, and must be ready at
need, fully equipped and prepared for
Tho opposition to the navy attributed
to Senator Gorman must be classed as
unother of his blunders, liko his frantic
and futile opposition to tho Panama
canal treaty. The people will not stand
for it. They believe In the Monroe doc
trine, and In being ready to maintain
it against the world.
The reasons for having a strong navy
are well stated by Mr. Fobs. It is ne
cessary, besides for the reason above
given, for the protection of 'American
citirpnfc nnd AmnriMn inmniori. in
v-.. V 1VIIIVI1I.UII WIIU:L,t.- ill (111
parts of tho world; Its eftlicacy being
welf demonstrated in the outrages at
Beirut and Alexandretta but a few
months ago. A nation that Is not able
and ready to protect its citizens must
be content to see them abused by any
scallawag nation that wants to show Its
Who does not remember with shame
the feeling of humiliation that spread
over the country some fourteen yoars
ago, when we were at loggerheads with
Chile, and It was said that that Insig
nificant little country had a warship
superior to any of ours, and with it
could lay San Francisco under tribute In
case war were declared?
Similarly, whenever there 13 discus
sion on the likelihood of war between
this country and any European power
of the first rank, the first thin wo hear
'Is that such a nation with Ita fleet could
devastate our ports on the Atlautlc,
and extort untold sums for tribute.
. So that It Is not only a question of
enforcing policies or protecting our
people and our commerce abroad, it is a
question of protection also at home, in
case of trouble with any formidable na
tion, and In view of this the people
will most emphatically approve the ap
propriations to kdep up and increase
our naval strength.
Last year five large battleships were
provided for, and are now building.
This year it is proposed to even up the
naval proportions by providing for
more than tho usual number of orulsers.
The total authorized construction calls
for upwards of eiehty million dollars;
of this thirty millions are carried in the
pendins bill, to be spomVthls year, leav
ing fifty, millions to bo appropriated a
needed, for completion. It is a good
programme, and the people will ap
REPUBLICAN C0UNCILMEN FAIR.
' Tho action of the Republican Council
men In seeking to come into harmonious
relations with Mayor Morris in regard to
the flllllog of the municipal otllces,
Fhowa good Will on their part, and a
desire to have tho affairs of the city con
ducted In a harmonious and an elllclent
Recognizing that It Is right for the
Mayor to have a share of the , public
patronage, they give him what Is really
a large sharo for a single ofllclal to havo
under our system of municipal govern
ment. He certainly ought to be content
to have seven divisions out of fifteen
wholly in his hands.
The Council rotalns but eight divisions
for tho fifteen members. When wo con
sider that under our system of munici
pal administration the Council Is really
the guiding force and has practical con
trol of all, it will bo recognized that the
Republican Councllmen, If they erred
at all, erred on the Bide o generosity to
ward the Mayor.
It is a promising outlook for the
hearty accord which ought to prevail
between the Council and the Mayor, to
eo tho Republican Councllmcn so frank
and candid In this matter, and so united
In their effort to put tho business of the
city on a good working basis.
Tho action recognizes tho rights of
tho Mayor In moro than full measure.
It also recognizes the fact that thl3 is
a Republican city, and that, the voters
choae a Republican Council to have
chief charge. Not ono of theso Repub
lican Councllmcn would havo been
elected If the Mayor could have had his
way. Politically, therefore, they owe
him nothing, and If ho Is not content
with the magnanimous shares they have
awarded him, on his? head be the blame
for any disagreement or contention.
CAPTAIN MAHAN IS RIGHT.
Captain Mahan's opinion on naval
matters Is the best In tho world. And
when he saya that the Japanese naval
advantage In the war now on is not
decisive of anything, It must be con
ceded that he Is right. The loss to the
Russians Is not decisive, for their fleet
can be reinforced from the squadron
In European waters, and In fact Is so
At the same time, manifestly,
there Is no doubt but that the advan
tage obtained by Japan Is Important
as giving her the present command of
the sea at the scene of conflict. It
assures her unimpeded liberty In the
transportation or troops, and the for
warding of supplies.
If the additional victory of Japan
yesterday Is confirmed, however,
then the advantage of the situation Is
decisively hors, and It will not bo
practical for Russia to reinforce her
Oriental fleet, especially as tho procla
mation of neutrality will materially
limit coaling facilities. The "little
brown man" Is fast proving himself a
terror of the sea.
The stride Utah has taken during the
past seven years in the production of
copper is well shown in a circular from
Haydcn, Stone & Co., Boston. Prior to
the year 1S97, Utah's copper production
was lumped In with the "miscellaneous"
collection. Beginning with that year,
the State's production of copper, In
pounds, has been as follows, as given In
1S97 3.910.010 1001 20,116.979
1S9S 3.750,000 1902 23.939,901
1899 9.SS1.7I6 1903 37,(00,000
Of tho world's total production of cop
per in 1903, amounting to 1,110,000,000
pounds, the United States Is credited
with producing 714,250,000 pounds, or
64.34 per cent.
The Russian cruiser Variag was
sunk by the Japanese in Chemulpo
harbor; it wasn't in Chemulpo harbor
that she was sunk; she wasn't sunk at
all, but was blown up by her captain
when he saw that capture was in
eevitable; and finally, the Varlag was
captured by tho Japanese, her com
mander hoisting the white flag, and she
has been towed Into a Japanese port.
All these various rumors about one
little matter, and variations according
ly on other matters great and small,
mark this war as the worst on record
for getting at the facts a3 they really
The Eastern newspapers comment
with surprise on the closing down of the
Reading collieries. But the explanation
is a lack of orders, and though the mid
dle of the winter is a curious time to
plead this, tho fact Is that In view of
the fact that anthracite will drop fifty
cents a ton in April, the dealers refuse
to load up. The heavy cost of mining ia
aleo pleaded as a reaapn for tho unnat
ural Bhut-down. The situation Is cer
tainly a curious one. But there secmB
to bo plenty of coal on the market.
An item of no great military impor
tance, but still of considerable practical
valuo to Japan In her operations in
Manchuria is tho fact that all tho Chl
neso fighting bands In that province,
will gladly aid her against Russia, and
the population will ail be glad to aid
by furnishing information to Japanesa
ttroops and not to the Russian troops.
These things may not decldo battles,
but they aro points of advantago in the
Gr'm-visagcfl war is not altogether
without ita bit of humor here and there.
Look at tho Czar's proclamation of war
for an eiample of this. After reciting
tho Russian view of the negotiations
with Japan, ho rejoices in the patriotic
fervor with which Russians are rallying
to "the defense of fatherland," inas
much as the war Is altogether about
Manchuria and Korea, It would be of
world-wide Interest If the Czar would
point out which of these two countries
lie considers the RusRian fatherland.
What supreme, contemptible hypocrisy
it all Is, and what transparent deceit has
characterized all the Russian negotia
tions and maneuvers throughout this
AN OBSERVER'S P0TPIURRI.
An announcement by the Bear River
Duck club, In tho advertising columns of
Tho Tribuno this week, reminds mo of
tho possible olaughtor of Utah water fowl
after Monday next, and to which I want
to call attention and upon which I want
to make a special appeal.
Wild water fowl may be shot between
February 15th and March 15th, under our
The Bear River club warns people to
keep off its grounds during tho period
This great club, always loading the acn- !
tlrnent In favor of conerving our game,
and always foremost for bettor proncrva
tlvo game laws, will not permit Its mem
bers to nhoot on Its grounds, and It would
encourago other owners of gamo prescrvca
In not taking advantago of tho opportu
nities which tho law now gives.
Tljcro are thousands of ducks and geese
hovering, this cold weather, around our
warm springs, Utah's breeding-grounds.
One may slaughter Uioso birds with clubs,
if ho will. But If we do not obsorvo
tho laws of good sense and humanity, wo
will soon have no more shooting upon and
around our local waters.
It Is In tho winter and spring that ducks
and gecso preparo for hatching. Shoot
ing at tills time of year not only dimin
ishes tho number of birds wintering with
us, but frlghtons them away.
Thoso who would encourage tho multi
plication of our game upon tho waters of
tho State, win rofuso to go shooting dur
ing the next month.
Tho Legislature of the Stato will bo pe
titioned to repeal tho laws permitting winter-spring
shooting. We havo a lengthy
6oason In tho autumn. loot's bo content
with that Bcason, and moko It better.
The formal opening of Salt Lake City's
latest clubhouse, tho University Club, last
night, reminds mo that we havo moro and
better clubs than any city of twico our
sizo In tho country. And they are well
Wo havo four clubs with splendid head
quarters or houses.
The oldest, and one of the finest In tho
country. Is the Alta. at tho corner of South
Templo and Stato. It has a magnificent
house of lt3 own, is well officered, and
conducted In a manner creditable to any
city. It has a cafe and rooms for guests.
And then tho Commercial Club, ditto,
ditto, ditto. It Is not only a credit to tho
city, but Is foremost in nil enterprises
which contribute to tho resources of Salt
Lake and tho Stale. It Is doing a great
Thon tho Elks' who own their building,
havo a large membership, good fellowship,
and Is not far behind any clubhouse In
the entire country. Tho Elks do much
good for tho poor, tho needy, and add
vastly to tho happiness of all who are
connoctcd with the.-n.
And finally this last one the University.
It is a magnificent building, beautifully
equipped, and will bo conducted as hand
somely as It Is possible. The member
ship Is composed of educated gentlemen,
men of refinement and high aspirations.
But I should not forgot the Press Club.
Although It has not its own building, it
ha well-appointed club quarters, and con
tributes much to the credit and promo
tion of Salt Lake.
What city of twice our proportions can
do so well In clubs?
A passing Hoosler told me the other day
that over two thousand men who ap
proached tho primary polls at Indianapo
lis the other day and asked to voto wcro
challenged and their votes refused. Thl3
was becauso at tho dty election last year,
when Indianapolis elected a Democratlo
Mayor when a tRopubllcan should havo
been chosen by 8000 majority, these voters
had bolted tho Republican nomlncon. Jgo
said tho regular organization of thc'c.
publican party was determined that no
bolters should be recognized hereafter at
A Salt Laker attempts to justify the
bolt horo last November by the bolt on
tho Presidential ticket In 1S90. In 1&
Utah Republicans voted for Bryan becauso
of a National policy; because they con
scientiously 'behoved that one of tho
State's greatest Interests, silver, wan
threatened with destruction. It was a
matter of principles, not individual candi-
The Republicans who bolted tho Re
publican municipal nominees here last
fall did so because they wera not suc
cessful in the nomination of their persona
favorites. Thero was no party policy, im
personal Issue, or principle Involved.
It Is said there will bo some fun when
the next Republican primaries or conven
tions are held here.
This communication comos from a
down-town lawyer: "Every man's rollgion
Is his own personal business. Violation
of tho laws, crime, Is another man's busi
ness," a a a
Mr. Harter, tho well-known stockman
and fine fellow from St. George. Utah,
was In town the other day, and told me
that thero has been so far this winter no
freezing weather down there. Roses aro
In bloom outdoors, na said, and every evi
dence of April weather abounds.
How Is this for Utah climate?
Colorado Is opening a Bureau of Promo
tion and Publicity. Sho will take ad
vantage of tho many opportunities with
touristB from all over tho country this
year, during tho St Louis Fair.
A fund of 525.0CO Is being raised at Den
ver, and othor cities of that Stato will
follow suit. Colorado, in city, town and
country, as a hoalth resort, place of per
manent residence, and as an Investment
region for mining, stock-raising, farming
and all sorts of avocations, will be ex
ploited. Literature and agonts will bo
Why Isn't this a good Idea for Utah?
"What better State for any purpose legiti
mate in life?
Denver and Cm aha have just been linked
together by the Postal Telegraph's wires.
Cheyenne will soon be added, dlrcot with
Denver, although Cheyenne and Butte
hav for somo time been enjoying this
now telegraph Borvlco. Tho Union Pa
clflo railroad tracks aro bolnp followod.
All Union Paclflo points botweon Chcy
enno and Omaha aro now on Postal
I understand that a proposition has been
mado by the Postal company to a Salt
Lako City' corporation, which will glvo
tho latter a largo Jncomo without tho ex
penditure of a penny, whereby tho Postal
can enter this city within ninety days.
Otherwise it will requlro over a year of
time to build In to ua. '.
Another big discovery of gold has Just
been reported at Grand Encampment,
Wyo., where dynamlto. was used to break
away what seemed .to bo an Impenetrable
wall of mono at a depth of 100 feet In
Purgatory gulch. Tho stuff la freo gold,
and tho breech Is said to open an Im
mense dcpo.slt. Dynamite, it la now eald,
ia to be freely uecd in all silncs having
thick barriers of refractory stone or gran
ite. a a
It secmo likely that the question of
whother a physician who is oppoaod to
vaccliuitlon, when vaccination Is advo
cated by tho medical fraternity of tho civ.
illzed world, in to bo permitted to bo
Health Officer of Salt Lako City. Aro
wo going backward, or aro wo to go for.
ward. In a matter of this character?
IS. D. EV3NS, j
I Undertaker and Embalmer. I
I Opea All Night. Tel. 364. I
IS 213 State St., Salt Lake City. H
The management of the Salt Lako Thea
ter Is pleased to announce to Its patrons
tho engagement of
Three Nights Beginning Monday,
Feb. 15. Matinee Wednesday.
In a revival of
Which has the record of tho groatest
comedy success in the history of tho Em
pire Theater, Now York city.
Salo of seats commences Friday. Febru
PRICES: 25C TO $1-50.
As this ongagomont promises to bo one
of the most notable of the eoason, It Is
suggested that patrons desiring good lo
cations should scouro their seats as early
Tonight 1 Tomorrow Night
Matinee Saturday at 2:15 p.m.
The Beautiful Scenic Drama,
"The Game Keeper"
A TALE OF THE EMERALD ISLE.
NEXT ATTRACTION: UNCLE
In concert with strong supporting pro
gram. Admission, 50c.
UTAH'S GREATEST SINGER.
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I MEN'S SHIRTING In striped French ginghams, imported 'Zl u
1 madras; values up to perca'M UK''PJ
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APRON LAWN 36-lnch;, value loc, for -V?l ;
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and 'green. Tho beverage is scientifically brewed and Its arnm b,8tV-J
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