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H The Salt IjAKe Tribtote: Tuesday MoRNiyG, February 23, 1904. jL:
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Monday, February 22, 1904.
Ill I Streets being muddy, you cannot cx
21 pect cars to stop at crosswalks.
J Tho Mayor can easily sco there- Is too
jj much smoke, being In the air himself.
jM Looking at the streets, It Is a good
3 guess that the sleighing Is about over.
i. China Is likely to go to tho asslstanco
o Japan, if it sees that Japan is going
to win, anyway.
IfJ Sorvla protests that in the present
j -war sho sides entirely with Russia.
( KThat is not strange; she has to.
;j To show that ho is sincere in his talk
' of Democratic unity, Grover Clevoland
-will be willing to lot tho party unite on
Itfr. Condlo will show tho city clean
J pavements just as eoon ns there has
j been rain enough to wash the dirt
I Mayor Morris would hate to think
that tho courts aro not smart enough
to see that he knows what he is talking
With an excellent sense of propriety,
the weather buronu refrained from giv
ing us a false prediction for "Washing
Will the Japs bo mean enough to at
3 tack land forces of Russia without
Eendlng, a few days In advance, a no
i tlce of their Intention?
Washington would be more highly
thought of by the young folks if his
birthday came when there could be out
door recreations In Its honor.
I Do not blame people merely because
they are not as truthful as George
Washington was, as they may . dread
being considered old-fashioned.
It Is most appropriate to suspend
Btock trading on Washington's Birth
day, so as to greatly lessen the tempta
tion to do what George couldn't do.
I The President has selected the Pan
ama canal commission, but wo do not
see among the names that of Col. Wll-.
lard Young of Utah. Still, as all the
names are not given, he may yet be on
the list. And certainly no more compe
tent man will be found thereon than
I Tho Japs, it appears, are to become
eators of pork. An order for two thou
sand barrels of mess Is eald to (have been
placed by the Japaneso Government nt
Des Moines, Iowa. That amount
wouldn't go very far with a big army
of Americans, but It would probably last
c Japanese army of fifty thousand men
It seems a little late to- bo printing
the Bummary of the total awards made
at tho Pari9 exposition of 1000. but It
appears that it Is just out. And the
United States was tho chief, capturing
more awards than any other nation than
France near four hundred more than
Germany, five hundred more than Great
Britain, over 3k hundred more ihan
Russia, and so on. It was a great tri
umph for the ingenious and able Yankee.
I The great powers arc said to be con
templating tho restriction of the arma
ment of the Balkan States and of Tur
key. Such a jnove would be futile as
against Turkey: the Sultan would
evade it, and the powers could not hold
him to any limitation. The Balkan
States could bo controlled, of course;
but limiting them while Turkey is free
to do as she likes would be worse tham
folly. The powers had botler quit this
eort of meddling.
IT discipline Inflicted upon the San
Domlngan Insurgents by the crew of
the cruiser Columbia was most salu
tary. Not long ago a party of Insur
gents fired on a U. S. launch, and
killed one of the crew; another party
invaded the consulate at Samana; and
now tho party directed its fire on the
Columbia's convoy. Four hundred ma
rines from the Columbia and Newark
promptly landed and cleared tho place
of the whole gang. It will certalnjy bo
Uncle Sam's duty to take in that coun
try and enforce tho peace.
Representative Theodore E, Burton of
Cleveland, Ohio, has the curlouB idea
that to build up a strong navy by this
country is to Invito an attack from
Europe. And no doubt the stronger our
navy, tho' greater would be tho eager
ness with which European powers would
attack It. To state tho proposition Is to
refute It. Mr. Burton. Is ovldently under
tho epcll of tho fear expressed by the
Fathers when this Republic was weak,
and had to avoid any act that would of
fend or mako Jealous. But that foar Is
unworthy of our times. The truth I?,
that nothing could be more calculated
to keep European nations at a distance
Just where wo want to keep them
than tho knowledge that If they didn't
keep away they would bo pretty cer
tain to get Into trouble.
WYOMING'S NEW RAILROAD.
Tho sonson opens with tho announce
ment of a new railroad to be built In
Wyoming to connect Orin Junction
with Lander, passing through Douglas
and Casper. It scorns really to bo a
westward extension of the Fremont.
Elkhorn & Missouri Valley, (controlled
by tho Chicago & Northwestern,) which
now terminates at Casper.
It Is thereforo practically a two-hundred-mile
extension hltherwards of tho
Chicngo & Northwestern railroad, and
probably means that at length that
great system 1b to be extended Into
Utah; probably not this year, nor next;
but Inevitably from that extension. The
Chicago & Northwestern Is undersfood
to have a satisfactory survey of a route
from Wyoming Into Ogdcn, and thence
to this city.
So that while we congratulate the
State of Wyoming on the proposed ex
tension, we are not quito prepared to
nccept it merely as an oil road, for it
looks far more like tho building of a
link In another transcontinental sys
tem. As such it will be welcome In
Wyoming, and doubly welcome In Utah.
MUST PUBLIC MEN BE RICH?
We note a discussion of this question
breaking out anew in the Eastern preBS,
In connection with tho retirement of
Secretary Root from the Cabinet. A
showing is made that It has cost him
more than four hundred thousand dol
lars, net, to serve the five years ho has
served as Secretary of War.
It Is probably an exaggeration, but
here aro tho figures a? we And them In
tho Wall Street Journal;
What Mr. Root has lost in a pecuniary
way as bclnp Secretary of War is known
probably only to himself. There Is no
doubt, howovor, that expressed In dollars,
tho amount is very large. A lawyer of
Mr. Root's standing and connections would
very likely earn $0,000 a year. Mr Roofs
expenses at Washington as a member of
the Cabinet may be estimated at $40,000
a year. Ills salary as Socrotory was $5000
a year. He served for live yoars. Wliat
his service has cost him as Secretary may,
therefore, be expressed in the following
Loss of Incomo from profession ....$250,000
Living expenses 200,0C)
Total t $150,000
This is at tho rate of JS2.000 a year.
While this is a mere estimate, It probably
approximates Fomowhero near tho real
facts. It is not at range, therefore, that
Mr. Root should desire to return to his
No doubt tho small salaries attaching
to the Cabinet offices are a deterrent
on some who want to lay up a compe
tence for their old age, for themselves,
and a herllago for their children. But
no one In his senses will pretend that
the salary for the office can be or ought
to be on a scale such as the figures of
tho Journal would imply. For that
would mean $100,000 a year for a Cabi
There is sufficient meat In the state
ment, however, to raise again the old
question, to what extent the public can
compete with private concerns and cor
porations In commanding the services
of tho best talent. It is generally con
ceded, that In such a contest, the pub
lic must lose; first, because it cannot
afford to pay in Its multifarious busi
ness, proportionate salaries to those
paid a few by great corporations; and
second, because the selection of public
appointees, cither by election or ap
pointment, Is not made on business
There Is another consideration that
comes In when we speak of the public
employment. That Is, such official re
lation gives the Incumbent an hon
or and a prominence that count' for
something in men's minds. It is worth
much to any one; to a rich man, it is
worth paying for, to a poor man, it is
In a way the equivalent of riches.
But It Is not. to the public interest that
poor men should be denied the privi
lege of holding office, ns such a showing
ns the above would Imply. A part of
the difference between Income and
outgo In a Cabinet office could be made
up by an expense fund for proper pub
lic functions, and undoubtedly a good
deal of the expense Incurred by Mr.
Root could have been avoided. When
an official wants to make a spread on
his own account, let him bear the cost
himself; that is no affair of the public.
There is, however, a branch of the
public servico in which that rule does
not apply. That is the diplomatic ser
vice. This country could well afford
to maintain Its chief diplomatic offi
cials abroad on a scale of far greater
munificence than It has ever done. It
should have a fine building in each of
the main European capitals for resi
dence of Its Embassadors, and should
supply them liberally. As it Is, every
ono but a rich man is practically
barred from that service, for a poor
man would make a shabby appearance,
and that would be fatal to his useful
net's. It Is difficult, no doubt, to draw tho
line as to where a Judicious liberality
ought to supersede a rigorous economy.
But that it ought to be done, approxi
mately at least, Is clear. PosBlbly Con
gress, some day, when all tho streams
of the many Podunkvlllos have been
made navigablo for catfish, may get
down to work, and fix all thos matters
on a judicious and practicable basin.
PEACE TRIBUNAL PREFERS WAR.
Tho holding of the peace tribunal at
The Hague that the belligerency of
Great Britain, Germany, and Italy to
ward Venezuela, properly gives them
preferential treatment in the payment
of their claims, will be a distinct sot
back for that peace tribunal, and a
damper on the sentiment so strongly
setting in toward arbitration.
It is a notice to the world that the
right way to settle an account or claim
Is to go to war about It. If the war
is uninterrupted and the claimant wins,
lie Imposes such terms on the conquered
an he chooses; If he Is Interrupted In his
war measures, ho still has tho prefer
ence in the final settlement. It In a
mighty victory for the war feeling.
And it Is awarded by the great peace
tribunal of the world I
By the act, H1I3 tribunal declares the
uselessneM, Indeed, the inadvlsablllty,
of ito own continuance. For It Is quite
useless to maintain a peace tribunal to
give awn I'd 8 to war. Those awards
come In the natural order of violence
and are tho sort of thing that a peace
tribunal would naturally be expected to
Morally, the case Is precisely as If a
creditor should assail a debtor, glvo
him a drubbing, and then go Into court
and ask that his claim bo paid first be
cause he had given the defendant a
It is, on the general Issue, an astound
ing decision, and one to wholly unex
pected that It 19 hard to reconcile the
mind to It. Certainly the reasoning by
whlch the decision Is bolstered up seems
out of place, and the points made In
support of It are technical merely; be
sides that,' they give the Impression of
being dragged In as an excuse for the
decision rather than as forming In them
selves a controlling reason for the rul-'
We regard It ns most unfortunate that
the decision as made, was rendered. It
Is clearly not only nn Injustice to every
peace-loving nation, but a direct incen
tive to every nation to begin warlike
measures without delay when It deter
mines to collect a bill. As such lti ef
fect will be against the public peace,
and an unfortunate encouragement to
tho bumptious spirit of strife.
The Japanese must feel very sure In
deed of the helplessness of the Rus
sians to augment their strength In
Manchuria, If Baron HayashI Is correct
in his statement that they will make
no Important ndvanco for two months.
From this distance, It looks as If time
Is the greatest friend Russia can have,
and that If the Japs want to win, they
should go In for a fight without delay.
It la certainly true, however, that the
neutrality declared by tho powers
which own the only coaling stations on
the way to the East will handicap Rus
sia materially in tho effort to reinforce
by sea, either for army or navy, and
that the Siberian railway Is absurdly
Inadequate to reinforce and supply a
large army. Japan appears In fact to
have the whip hand In this whole business.
It does not speak well for the good
name of this city that the Chinese open
hospitality on their New-Year obser
vance has been so shamefully abused.
Open appropriation of articles of value
were made, and the visitors pillaged tho
headquarters of the celebration. The
Chinese finally had to appeal to the
police for protection, and to withdraw
Invitations that had been extended. It
Is decidedly a set-back to our Chris
tian civilization to have a reminder
like this from those we aro wont to call
heathens, and humiliating that such a
call for protection should have to be
From the statement of the number of
employees In the Government service,
and the amountB paid them, from each
of tho States, as observed In The Trib
une's Washington correspondence, It
appears that the District of Columbia
has more than one-fourth of the total
number, and that these draw more
than one-fifth of the aggregate amount
paid in salaries. It la a strong graft
that the District has In this division of
the public service; and yet it is not
happy, but is continually clamoring for
The news of the activity of the forces
that are doing the -preliminary work
for the Moffat route In the Vernal
country, Is excellent. The road Is sure
to go by one of two routes pretty well
defined, and that region will in a cou
ple of years have the railroad facilities
It has so long needed, and which have
been so long denied. It will be a happy
day for the whole of that country when
the whistle of the locomotive reverbe
rates among the hills.
It Is a favorite sneer among European
financial men to cite American failures
In business as examples of rank dishon
esty; and among the Germans the ref
erence to "the swindling Yankees" Is al
ways popular. But what shall we Bay
of the failure of the grain firm at Bre
men, Germany, which owed $250,000 and
had assets of but $50,000? A "swindling
Yankee" could hardly do much better
It seems that King Edward stubbed
his toe when he was on tho cruIserSJum
berland, making an inspection. On this
two cablegrams were based, one that It
laid him up, another that It didn't. If
he had "got It In the neck," things
couldn't have been much worse. Per
haps he did In the Inspection.
THE PERSONNEL OF THE RUSSIAN NAVY.
From Casslcr'a Magazine
An officer admitted to the writer,
when visiting on board' a Russian battle
ship, recently, that a large portion of the
men arc not sailors, but agricultural la
borers drawn from Inland districts' by
the conscrlptlve system. They enter as
young men. not, to be noted, as boys
and serve from five to seven years, and
are then passed Into the reserve for a
further period of eight to ton years.
From the fact that thepc men come from
Inland provinces, It follows that they
have not the love of the sea In their
veins, and from the fact that Russia Is
not an Industrial nation, It also follows
that few of these men have any mechan
ical knowledge. Consequently, the navv
Is manned with the roughest materlai,
men who have to learn everything and
unlearn a great deal.
CHAMPION LADY BEEF-EATER.
From tho New York World.
The "lady" who dispatched eleven and
three-quarter pounds of beefsteak with
in fifty-five minutes at the- competitive
gorging of the Harlem Occidental club
has achieved a gastronomlcal triumph,
the honors of which sho Is likely long to
enjoy. The eleventh pound put the fair
champion In the Van Wyck-Fromme-Dlvver
class, a. proud eminence from
which none of her sex can soon dislodge
her. Gargantua himself would have
done her homage.
In the category of blrd-IIko appetites
attributed to the sex this must rank as
OLD AND NEW JAPAN.
Sir Edwin Arnold In London Telegraph.
To this day all Japanese speak of the
groat uprising which put nn end. to the
Shogunate as the "Earthquake," while
they term the new era, which has now
lasted thirty-six years, as "Meljl," "Be
ginning of Order." Yet none but the Ig
norant regard Japan as commencing civ
ilized life six and thirty years ago. She
was a cultured nation at a date when
Britain was barbarous, and fought the
Armada of the Mongul conqueror Kubla
Khan victoriously before Howard and
Queen Elizabeth saved England from
the Spaniard and the Inquisition.
THE STAYING SEX.
From the London World.
Do women live longer than men? Dur
ing the past year no fewer than fifty
six persons have died! who were cen
tenarians. In several cases they have
been considerably over a hundred vears
of age, and it is remarkable that of "these
persons thirty-six were women. Men
and women nlke belonged to all stations
of life, but It Is notloenble- that by far
the greater proportion of tho women
fs. D. EYHNslj
I Undcrfakir and Embalmer. I
E Open All Night, Tol. 364. 1
E 213 Stato St, SaltLako City, n
AND TOMORROW NIGHT.
WEDNESDAY MATINEE AT 3.
Messrs. Sam S. Shubort and Nixon &
Zimmorman's Gorgeously Beautiful
425 Times In New York City.
2 Years In London.
The BcBt and Largest Company In
PRICES-Evenlngs, 50c to $1.50; mallnoo
Wednesday, 25c to $1.00.
- FLORENCE -
And Her Superior Company In Two Elab
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
"The Frisky Mrs. Johnson"
By Clyde Fitch.
SATURDAY MATINEE AND NIGHT
By David Belasco.
Scat Salo Starts Today.
PRICES 25c, 50c, 75c. $1 00
Matinee Wednesday at 3 p. m.
THE GUS SUN
SUPERB BAND AND ORCHESTRA.
! You reverenced yesterday, the birthday of Washing-
j ton. Today turn your thoughts to the material.
I According to announcement in the Sunday papers, today begins a f
H series of special 3ales In the Domestic Section In PerealcB, Ginghams, I
5 etc.; In Corsets, Remnants of LaceB, Umbrellas. Women's Neckwear, I
j Gloves, Art Section Inducements, Basement Section Little Prices, and in tj
J a showing of Spring Goods. Hosiery, Millinery and Women's Suits. 9
V i unmn n inin aCCrdlnEly U"Cl th sav,nff win bG yourjra
THE CONTINENTAL LIFE
It Was Fittingly Launched on the Anniversary of George
Washington's Birth A Splendid Enterprise
for Salt Lake City
It was altogether fitting that the Con
tinental Life Insurance and Investment
company should be launched on the I
birthday of that great Continental sol- I
dler, statesman and patriot, George
Washington. The board of directors,
who have been selected from the three
great Western States Utah, Montana
and Idaho were In session on Saturday
and Monday for several hours, listening
to the reading of reports, formulating
by-laws for the future guidance of the
company, and Incidentally becoming acquainted-
with each other. For this lat
ter purpose an elaborate banquet was
given on Saturday evening, at which not
only the directors were present, but a
large number of Invited guests, and the
evening was spent In a delightful discus
sion of a splendid menu of choice viands
and witty and appropriate toasts and
responses. No company ever began
business with more flattering prospects
or with greater enthusiasm of Us stock
holders than the Continental Life. It
was the unanimous opinion that tho
benefits to be "derived to the State of
Utah from the decision to have the
headquarters of the company located in
Salt Lake City were as great aa If an
other great trunk line railroad) or an
other great sugar factory or another
great smelting plant had been estab
lished In our midst; and when It Is con
sidered that the field for Investment as
well as Insurance In the Western States
Is so ripe for the business which this
company ha9 undertaken It must be ad
mitted that the enthusiasm of the pro
moters is amply Justified.
Was never enlivened by his 'ladye ?
c love" with such exquisite music as you
( can produce from the A. B. Chaao pi- )
ano. Tho improvements that have
been aiado In pianos sinco his time Is
1 Elmply astonishing. All tho pianos
sold at $
Vansant & Chamberlain's
contain every modern device for pro-
duclng tho sweetest sounds, and they
aro handsome and durable at tho same S
time. Wo can sell them on torms to S
2iM,l.your Purscs. Call and see them at S
) 22 Main, directly opp. Z. C. M. I 5
ttJJ Sweet's Carnation
IBfliSll m ar I
iInHNill I rr M 1 Marks a new era In the confectioner's B
ill luWl f f Hi m 1 liwAs ""an era -whore purity and qualltv
IllNirwin III filr 4 reallgoTdTT C f eandy that 's fj
Mmn M .,Tt 'f. a most exfiulsite blending of H
S I Mr 3 e flavors of cream with chocolate.
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I KNEES AND GROPE UNDER jj
I THE DRESSER FOR A COL-
1 LAB BUTTON. HAVE A FEW '
EXTRA ONES HANDY.
j WORTH TEN TIMES THE
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j THEM. i
ALL KINDS AND SHAPES. t
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
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i i THERE'S PLENTY OF ROOM
I For Improvement, but not In dental I
work done by us, Wo use tho very f
boat up-to-dato dental methods, I
beat material nnd the best talent. 1
22-k Gold Crowns $5.00 I
Bridge Work, per tooth 6 CO H
m Full Set of Teeth 5 to I
Gold FllllnKS U.00 and up 1
Sliver Fllllnga .GO ffi
Painless Extracting ,50 I
THE HIGHEST CLASS OF
, DENTISTRY AT THE LOWEST ffl
PRICES IS OUR MOTTO. 1
Guarantee given with all work, I
I Lady attendant. Hours, S to 3. H
! Sunday, 10 to 3.
I" BOSTON DENTAL PARLORS. 1
jTou Want a Spring
il Overcoat? It
Good tailors take your mea-l Jffiff
sure, try on, then alter; try ont W .
agaln-threc weeks: ?25 to WW
Wc try on, touch It up If it needs! ft'
touching-one day; but It usu-l K"
ally fits thirty minutes. f r ".
$15.00 to $25.09 f i,
Be as cranky as you like about! 41 1
extreme styles, perfect fit. oxcel-l
lence of fabrics and tailoring SI $1'
we will satisfy you. L litv'
Be as spendthrift as you pleasal
in your ldeas-we'll save youf K
money in spite of yourself & B'
Yes we're right. S ;JHf
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