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. I I Thursday, April 7, 1904.
I. , There was enough brutality in Tues-
, day night's fight to suit any reasonable
j j; gentleman present,
As the loser in the pugilistic contest
r I at the Salt Palace was not quite Jdllcd,
1 the affair was merely a boxing match.
I ( j: However, no good Democrat,, selected
j to go to St. Louis, will need any instruc-
i tions as to how to have a. good time,
i "Who ever thought that Brother Rob-
, . oris would live to see the day when
, v Congress would send him word to come
I 'Are you going to help in the work of
1 , beautifying tho city on Arbor day,
either by setting out a tree or cutting
J. Having started in a westerly direc-
. I ' Hon, evidently Apostle Cowley has de-
,i eided to keep on gxing that way toward
In the work of carrying dirt out of
1 back yards, as requested by the Com-
; mercial club, the wind yesterday made
j' a good beginning.
I Perhaps if Prof. Tanner went boldly
I A to Washington and showed the commlt-
t tee how good looking he Is, it would
' A i see that he could not prevent ladles
r- from liking him.
, i That a good, spirited .performance
41 will stll1 draw well as a conference at-
I traction, was shown by the sizes of the
j audience at the Salt Palace theater
1 Tuesday evening,
j , Mr. Myers, who struck oil at CastUla
when he was after water, reminds one
of Dow, of "Dow's Plat." Dow wanted
J a well, but instead, struck a gold mine.
Myers has done almost as well, pro
vided the oil holds out in force.
1 The Burton caso in Kansas Is a con-
, splcuous instance of the well-known
and occasional instance when the sen
tence is the least of the punishment.
I Judge Adams dwelt strongly on this
fact in passing the sentence; the con
viction, with its consequent disabili
ties, is the real punishment, and a
; I dreadful one it is. The sentence was
) a mere nothing by comparison.
! ' The steps toward the completion o
1 1 the transfer of tho French company's
f ; franchise and property on the isthmus
( to the United States, are advancing
f rapidly, and It is expected that the
' ' J signatures making the final transfer
' ' I will be applied about the 2oth of this
j month. In the meanwhile, the Com
mission has reached the ground, paid
its visit of ceremony, and is getting
j down to business.
Today the convention of Utah post
masters is to be held in this city. We
bid the officials welcome, and trust thai
'i their session may be both pleasant and
j profitable. They meet many difflcul-
H tics in their positions, and the solution
Hi! '". of them is not easy; but most of them
Hj ' j can be solved by the Information that
Hil, I one can Impart to another at this con-
1 j vention. There is one thing, however,
that can never be satisfactorily met,
Ht, and that is how best to dispose of a
I patron who Isn't receiving his mail as
ll he ought to do, and the postmaster
' ffl can't explain why. Still, no doubt
Mj If points can be given on this, also, and
W1 m the visitors be helped on this worst pare
H! fl of their labors.
i The Chinese, in denouncing the
f treaty with this country that expires
next December, are taking hot chances
f" of jumping from tho frying-pan Into
j the fire. The Geary act would then
' h ; come into force, for it is not in the
I i least Hkely that a new and more fa-
I vorable treaty can be negotiated in j the
. meantime, or at all for that matter.
1 a " The treaty has worked some hardships,
jyj it is true, on Chinamen who were de-
I 1 talned by the overzeal of some port of-'
' i ficlals; but it surely was not worth
I while to denounce the treaty on that
j j account. This country is willing to
. "a have Chinamen come in who arc genu-
H inc officials of the Chinese Government,
1 II or who arc sent to attend to the Chl-
! 1 ncsc exhibit at the St. Louis or other
J -1 expositions, or who arc in truth
1 students; but It is not willing to be
J H tricked by Cb'se &,,lltility and iropos-
lure. If this Government would refuse
to enter Into negotiations for u new
treaty, as It ought to do, wo believe tho
denunciation would bo withdrawn. The
law Is well enough as It Is, nnd any
hardships can be relieved by adminis
trative order, which should be provided
SHOULD OPEN THE ROADS.
The Tribuno is informed that the
roads up the canyons, Little Coltori
woodxand Big Cottonwood especially
arc heavily blocked with snowslldes,
and that If they arc left without atten
tion it may be months before they can
be used either for the transportation of
passengers or freight.
We urc told, further, that a number
of men are walling anxiously for the
rouds to be cleared, so that they can go
up these canyons, to seo about the
mines In which they have an interest,
some of these men being from the ISast.
They are impatient at seeing nothing
done toward clearing the way for travel
These roads are counly roads, and the
public Is entitled to the use of them.
They should be opened, and kept in fair
passable condition. The people cannot
afford to wait here indefinitely for the
snow to melt. It Is packed in very
hard, and If left alone, It may be Au
gust before !t would all disappear.
Under the circumstances, It would be
the right thing for the County Commis
sioners to devote the requisite attention
to these roads, and sec that they are
opened. II Is a'publlc need to have tho
use of them, and in Justice to the people
and lo the visitors who are here to look
after their investments and intcresls,
the way for them to do so ought to be
opened, arid kept open. "
CHICAGO'S MUNICIPAL EXPANSION.
By virtue of the vote of Tuesdaj-, tho
city of Chicago has taken upon itself
certain obligations and powers of a very
wide scope. It will test on a large scale
the doctrine of holding and using pub
lic utilities for the benefit of the people.
This comes about through the passage
of State legislation which allows the
people to take up this work if they
choose to do so, as a municipality. They
have chosen to do it.
The chief interest of the election cen
tered in the street car proposition,
which embraced three divisions; first,
whether the city should undertake the
control of the street railways; second,
whether under this option it should tuke
over the existing street-railway system;
and third, whether it should lease the
street railways until such time as the
city is prepared to take them over.
On every point, the decision was In
the nllirmative; tho majority in favor
ranging from something over three to
one, to more than two to one. It was a
sweeping, decisive victory for public
control. The voters evidently think that
they can provide better management of
the street railways than the compnnle3
It is a long step forward in the mu
nicipalizing of a great business. The
result of it will be watched with tho
keenest Interest all over the country.
If the experiment is a success, It will
be followed gradually by city after city
until It will be the rule, even though
public ownership should occasionally
be a failure.
The amendment which provides for
the election of the Board of Education
cannot fail to bo a commendable im
provement, though it had tho largest
vote against it that was polled on any
of the propositions submitted. This
seems curious, for the old system in-,
evltably made the Board a mere politi
cal attachment to the municipal ad
ministration, which was elected as an
avowedly partisan machine. The people
will surely like the change when they
have tested It
We suppose there can be no doubt
that the rumors of mediation In the
Russo-Jnpanese war, by King Edward
of Great Britain, and the favorable
disposition of the Czar thereto, are mere
idle gossip. It is inconceivable that a
war begun as this was, (or any war,
for that matter,) could be ended in such
a way before any real fighting had been
done. The naval operations, It is true,
are held by some to have been decisive
against Russia, but this 'would not be
thp Russian view, naturally. And then,
the Russians, generally, hold England
to be their chief foe; but this might be
offset by the evident official determina
tion come to an understanding with
Great Eritain. Any move, in the di
rection of peace negotiations, however,
must be premature at this time.
The bill filed In Jersey City to enjoin
the Northern Securities company from
taking action for the reduction of its
capital stock, appears to be a move to
prevent that company from carrying
out the decree of the United States Su
preme Court. It Is an action brought
in the State Court, but It can hardly bo
effective, if that is its purpose. But It
Is a marvel to see how many forms
such a big litigation can take and the
complications that arise out of it.
There can be but one end, however, to
this Northern Securities business.
. President Faunce of Brown univer
sity Is quoted as admitting that the
colleges are turning out Illiterate men,
because the college docs not teach them
to spell and to punctuate. But he
thinks that these things ought to have
been taught them before. Which may
be true enough, but when it isn't, shall
the college allow them to remain In
this condition of illiteracy? Would It
not, as a matter of fact, be better to
leave out something else, &riU teach
them English? The course reported
from Massachusetts, of requiring
spellinc classes In thp public schools
would doubtless euro somo of the lack,
but nothing will tako the place of'
steady, rpqulrcd drill all through tho
THE END OF THE WORLD.
A Pennsylvania man who styles him
self "tho last prophet," and cites a lot
of alleged prophecies by himself to
prove his claim to the title, assures the
public that the world will come to an
end In 1008. And still, no doubt. States,
cities, and corporations will continue to
Issue bonds payable in ten, twenty, and
thirty years from date; and hard-headed
business men will continue lo buy
It is curious to see tho interest that
unbalanced minds tako in prophecies
such as this, and astonishing to note
the prevalence among persons so af
filctcd of the notion that the actions of
men, bad or good, can affect tho seasons
or have an Infiucnco on the physical
universe. The dally routine of the
heavens goes on just the same after the
perpetration of the foulest crimes, while
the glory of the most magnificent deeds
does not add one ray to the splendors
of the sun.
And yet, the wickedness of mankind
is usually given as the rco- on for the
destruction of the world. But If that
could have caused such destruction, It
is long past due; the world is never
likely again to see such awful horrors
as ancient Rome inflicted, or as wero
seen In the Dark Ages.
Another "prophet," Dr. John Robert
son, Is on safer ground; he thinks the
world Is coming to an end, too; but he
figures it that the great event will not
come for ninety years. Thl9 Is a much
more comfortable date than four years
hence, as fixed by the Pennsylvania
man, and detailed in our special
from York yesterday morning. Dr.
Robertson will never see the date ho
fixes, nor will many who now hear of
it He Is Immune; no one can over ac
cuse him to his face of belnc a false
But why, according to his system, he
fixes upon the end of the world as the
thing which is to happen ninety years
hence, is not clear. He reckons, It
seems, in periods of two thousand
years- From the creation to the second
appearance, he counts two thousand
years, then to the coming of Christ, an
other two thousand years; then, In two
thousand years more, the destruction
of the world.
But why that vagary rather than an
other? Nothing has happened harmful
to the world at any of the two-thousand
year periods ho cites. Why should
such harm happen at the end of the
third thousand years, and benefits at
tho end of each of the other two-thousand-year
periods? Why does he not
imnglno that the millennium will begin,
or that the Lord will send his grace In
an overwhelming flood upon the earth,
so that all the sons of men will be good,
healthy and happy? What Is the point
in Inaglning the worst, when the best is
just as easy to conceive, and is so much
more directly in the line of his precedents?
Our morning contemporary is never
so happy as when in the interest of
politics, It engages in decrying the bus
iness situation and gloating over any
adverse point it can rake up. Thus,
ysterday morning It had an edi
torial jubilantly pointing out certain
business failures In Utah and Idaho,
apparently as an argument for Demo
cratic success and Republican defeat.
And this in the face of the widespread
desolation that swept over the whole
country at the last Democratic Nation
al victory! In view of the facts, and of
that recent history, such work can
hardly be good politics, while it cer
tainly Is the worst possible business
The bonds that are to be sold, from
the proceeds of which the Panama
canal will be built, are to be 2 per
cents, and they will have all the stand
ing of regular Government bonds, In
being non-taxable, being available as
a basis for National bank circulation,
etc. These bonds will be at a premium,
no doubt, from the moment of their Is
sue; and the $100,000,000 of them which
will probably be authorized will, if the j
calculations prove correct, bo ample to
finish the canal. The labor disturb
ance's reported from the Isthmus will
not probably have any real effect on
the work, as the contractors will be
obliged to bring their own labor to the
There is no rose without its thorn.
Thus "smokeless powder has its dangers
as well as advantages," says. Popular
Mechanics. "While it does not reveal
the location of the guns from which it
is fired, and does not obstruct the vision
of its gunners, it does emit a moat
deadly gas, which, if confined, works
havoc. When used in the open field or
battlements there is usually enough
wind blowing to carry away the fumes,
but when fired from turrdts on board
ship tho gases are liable to be blown
back into the compartment. In recent
target practice by a battleship the wind
blew the fumes into the turret and
nearly asphyxiated the entire gun
The State Beekeepers' Association
made no mistake in re-electing Mr. D.
S. Lovesy to its presidency. Ho has
served for a number of years in that
capacity and has always been active,
enterprising and zealous In the servico
of the association, and in the advance
ment of the Interests of the beekeepers.
He is thoroughly posted in the business
In this State, and is ever ready to give
information and good advice. Tho in
dustry owes much to his good work,
and it Is a pleasure to see his efficiency
(From tho. New York Mall and Ex
press.) The people who have lately been agi
tating the question of "mixed marri
ages" of various sorts meaning by tho
term marriages between people of dif
ferent white races and different sects
are, of course, looking at the question
from their own ruce or religious stand
point altogether. This Is a mattor In
which all the bane, or all the good, de
pends on the point of view.
Broadly speaking, the' Interest of the
American nation lies in a multiplicity
of mixed marriages. The safety of the
Republic demands that there shall bo
no upgrowth of castes, no hard and
fast delimitation of component ele
ments. Our public schools are the
greatest mixing agency on the earth.
Our politics are themselves a mixed
marriage of races and cults. America
is the melting pot of the nations.
Love laughs at canons, at rules, even
at anathemas. Perhaps it would often
do better to obey them than lo scorn
them. It all depends, in the last resort,
upon the individual will. And we have
here a land in which Cupid Is as free
os air, with no will of tradition or au
thority to overmaster his.
Guslln Wright, tho American organint
and composer; John Philip Sousa, Regl
nal Dc Koven and Victor Herbert havo
been refused membership In the French
Society of Composers. Tho reason as
ulsned for thus turning down the Amer
icans Is bocausc French composers are not
recognlzedMn America by the laws of pro
duction and copyright.
A bright-faced page, about 10 years old,
was talking with Representative Ruppert
of New York. "Who had you appointed?"
Mr. Ruppert asked. "Mr. Dalzell of Penn
Hjivanla," the youngster answered. "I
suppose when you grow up you are com
ing to Congress to succeed Mr. Dalzell
"Well, I'd hato to crowd Mr. Dalzell out,"
answered tho page, hesitatingly.
Scores of women offored themselves to
no with Dr. Anita Ncwcomb McGeo lo
Japan to do army hospital service. The
Japanese Governmen.t furnishes trans
portation to tho nurses, but they serve
without pay. Tho two essential qualifi
cations are that the woman should havo
excellent health and that sho should be a
trained and graduated nurse After these
two requirements were filled Dr. McGoc
In her selection of nurses gavo prefer
ence to thoso who had already seen army
S. D. EYHNS,
I Undertaker & Embalmer.
j Open All Night. Tel. 364. H
gi 213 Stato St., Salt Lako City, n
A dead man's affairs Is mado much easier
if it prows that he had the wisdom to ln
suro his life for a sum sufficient to pay his
current Indebtedness. 55th year, doing bus
iness In SO States. Nnt'l Life Ins. Co. of
VU (Mutual.) ORGANIZED 1S50. George
D. Aider, general manager, 201-5 McCor
nlck Block, Salt Lake City, Utah.
E-EIHwlQO Matinee, 25c.
Elleford tock Co. '
Presenting Two Big Productions Each
TONIGHT, Friday nnd Saturday; mat
inees Saturday at 2:15 p. m.
4 The Man From Mexico"
Next 'Attraction, "THE ENSIGN."
Seats now on sale.
Bettor than any Eastern make. Will
cost you less money. Ask your deal
er for them. Look for our trade
mark. Utah Bedding & MTg Co.,
Salt Lake City. Utah.
4 H M M M t M H M
:: Changeable Weather ::
Brings with it tho invariablo ac- "
companlmcnt of coughs and colds. "
Sometimes you get them when tho T
weather doesn't change, so that It's I
. . always wisest to liave on hand a I
reliable remedy. For the relief and I
cure of ordinary colds, coughs, sore X
throats and the minor bronchial i
i and pulmonary complaints there is -f
nothing quite as good as Pitt's -
- White Pino or Syrup of Wild
- - Cherry. -
''- WELCOME. STEP IN. X
All cars start from T
I Godbe-PiSIs Prog j
i; Store j
EVERY BLADE WARRANTED
ONCE I HAD A HUSBAND
Little six-year-old maidena will tell ou
all about It at the concert for the BEN
EFIT OF MRS. CHARLES A. SMITH,
Salt Lako Theater, Monday evening,
AurU llta. i
I The Modern Store: Moderate Prices for Everybody. 1
SALE IF CAIIPETS, WSJQS
Newest patterns for spring, even though prices being 1
unusually low do not lndlcato It. Here is a splendid sav- lU
,lng for you.
S5C YARD REDUCED FROM $1.10 Tapestry Brussels
carpets, all wool surface, woven, not printed, Smith's best n
makes, 10 styles.
$1.05 YARD REDUCED FROM $1.2u Robxury's wool
Brussels carpets. An elegant line of this season's patterns. U
$1.15 YARD REDUCED FROM $1.-15 Fine Axmlnster
parlor carpets, the most popular made. Splendid variety of m
I $1.20 YARD REDUCED FROM $1.50 Welton velvet car-
pets, the best all wool quality.
$1.12 REDUCED FROM $1.35 AND $1.45 Lowell body 1
Brussel carpets, standard goods, well known for their wear-
Ing qualities. 1
W $1.50 YARD REDUCED FROM $1.35-Smlth's Savonnerle t
carpets, exquisite color combinations. 1
$1.55 YARD REDUCED FROM $2 Blgelow Axmlnster
H carpets (ii styles), full rolls, unheard of price,
$l.62i SQUARE YARD REDUCED FROM $2 Imported
and domestic inlaid linoleums. Let us put special emphasis
n upon the Inlaid. The colorings go straight to the back. Hava
g you ever seen it offered for less than ?2? Carpet, tile, and
n inlaid flooring effects. n
i 55C SQUARE YARD REDUCED FROM 75c Heavy 1
j quality linoleum, 2 yards wide, In a variety of the newest
and most desirable spring designs. I
! NTDNUATDN SALE W I
SRMAIM CUT Wm
SHLT LHKE (SRNDY 60,, Manufacturers.
j -awPWHAFA BEAUTY!
rffgcM Jhw L ' 19 lne exclamation or a person when
ffciPti .lii tllCy examlni and near any one of the
" TWO CARLOADS
PR jv gfciisla M of beautiful instruments just received.
fifcw I Atiif 0 k on easjr term9 two. Call or
jJyjP I write us.
Wlf 1 Vansant & Chamberlain,
I W 1 j 51 & 53 Main.
Leading Specialty Cloak, Suit, Skirt and "Waist House in tho city. 1
I ' lagSUlTSsiD I
See our Handsome Tailor-made Suits this week, 15.00 up,
in all the late materials, Gents' Suitings, Fancy Mixtures,
' Cheviots, Mohairs and Silks fl
! SHIRT WAIST SUITS. THE LATE SUITS ARE THE 1
TAPFETAS, MOHAIR, TUSSAR AND SHOT SILKS. Smart I
p. Styles in HATS and NOVELTIES can be had in our EXCLU- I
f Straightforward j
I Drug Selling
It should ho obvious to thoso I
I Those who do not know druga 1
1 and their prices should derive eat- n i -
1 lsfaction from the fact that they 1
I can buy hero with absolute assur-
a n co of satisfaction.
I WE WANT YOUR TRADE. 1
I W.H.DAYTON I 4
E Cor. 2nd So. & State. Tel. 552. 3 ,
1 Baking Powder 1
1 Is of the highest QUALITY, but 1
you -will find tho price is right. 1 f l
l HEWLETT BROS. CO. 1
I J. Donnan I
I Reavis has I
j Moved to
I 32-34 Main. 4 j
1 (Ground Floor.) j
I TEL. 1065 Z. I
I "Th Z. C. M. I. I
H over. It was about the hardest H
y month we ever saw in the coal 9 !
I business. The only Baving !
M gTace was, that we were deliv- 1 i
S ering "that good coal." 1 j
I Melghn SL I
I Phone 65 if your I
clock needs atten- I
tion or you wish I
the correct time. 1
AALT LAKE CTIYL
HO FOR SPRING! s,
Wo havo Just received our first enr nt I
new Boods; nothing old. of gardenTof i P I
lawn mowers, garden tools. IUIno'lE l ' '
frlBcratore. ice cream fr-czera steJ MnT I
dors and Universal bread mSei
King Hardware ; M
& Stove CoJ
ICS Main street. ScqILq
M ttVJSED WEY In I "
1 Ratoogoo01, 1 I