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I : - M hoe too THE SAIf TKIBTOTE, "KDAT "" ""-Hi. I
I1 If SOME THINGS
11 FOR TAXPAYERS
I Unjust Assessments
; I and Abatements.
, ! jjj Those Who Bear the Burden
J of Home Government
:l Not Safeguarded.
1 ; ; I Unbusiness-Liko Methods Make Ta:c
ij j Bates "Unnecessarily Ettgli in
jjj I Salt Lake County.:
. There Is nothing In tho realm of public
J I administration so sacred In the eyes of
; I tho people as tho department of govern-
, jj I men! that has to do with tho assessment
I of property for taxation.
; jj I Jf It becomes a conviction that there Is
i; J discrimination; If It appears that ono
S man or class of men la favored to tho
j'ja dertlment of another, then tho unrest that
, 1 ' fj follows becomes a fever. That fever bc-
' ' X'tfi comes Infectious and lr Is" not long until
' wj It spreads beyond the limits of tho af-
anil illcted district and Injures tho entlro com-
I munlty or commonwealth.
:rj There Is an undercurrent opinion that
1 jfi!j there Is not a fair and business-like as-
,'jjjja segment of the property of Salt Lake for
i j I ill taxes. There Is reason to believe that this
, Htjjo Is true and Tho Tribune expects to throw
Ijjjfl some light on this subject beforo tho closo
,. jjjlll of the campaign.
TjB But as a llttlo matter for the taxpayers
!; fiyll to rellcct on we reproduce this morning
' i fjji somo figures showing tho cost of tho Salt
i ! fjji Lake County Assessor's offlco during tho
1 ; iil past eight years.
, : i Why tho Added Cost?
i RIB The first four years wero tho admlnls-
i t ' tratlon of non-Mormon officials and tho
' J BjB last four years Mormon officials. Here Is
! i HJl the way the reports of tho Auditor and
1 , L hM Treasurer will disclose It:
i 5dm ISO' the cost was $ 6.C7-I.20
I . !)RB 1S3S tho cost was G,29.3S
jtftlB ISM tho cost was 5.029.21
4 j flM 1D0O the cost was C.C0O.O1 J25.-I53.S3
t t Hill 1901 the cost was $ 7.SSI.S1
I Hi 1902 the cost was 9.2SS.00
, I Sfl 1903 the cost was 9.907. G3
! fill 13W the C03t will be .... 10.G77.-H 37,557.97
BH 1 1 V. fl Total for eight years $S3,311.0
PH 1 j " ) J Or a total Increase for tho last four
ij. SJ years over the first four years of $12.-K)2.14.
ij Commissioners "Wilson and Standlsh. to
1 j 'jjl whoao attention this was called, say thjit
( I' n KTi20 of I he Increase Is chargeable to an
J 1 if M act of tho Legislature of 1901 which rc-
j j l quires that certain statistics bo collected.
:v j II Have ITot looked Into It.
kii They do not know, they .ny, how to
j'' j B account for the balanc6.
HI ' if It Is a small Item, of couiso, and has
i ' H II never attracted the attention of thy
PPJ i j fl county board.
,1 , jj IB County Commissioner James H. Ander-
PH i j IB son was out of tno office and could not
1 P ! 1,0 soan H ,s always ready with an
BH j 1 I ja explanation, no matter wheth.tr the ex-
PBj ! ,;. I II cuso Is water-proof or full of blow-
I ,( ij liolcs. Ho Is always ready. But since
! 1 jtjjjl Chairman Andersen Is busy with cam-
HL "I ' Yum palcn duties The Tribune will publicly
j fl ask hirn If tho Increase Is not chargeable
' Hn almost wholly to the abuse of the patron-
1 ntH age possibilities of tho Assessor's offlco.
BH j.i ! DM and If it Is not true that in this case, as
Bflfll Li HBB ,n many others, that the greater part of
BBBBT I EM -he funds aro diverted Into church clrn.i-
BflBI ' 1 i BIH ncis?
BH ! HlS 11 m,lst- 1x1 understood that one-half of
BBBJ ;. Bin tllQ cost o- tho Assfsor's offlco Is paid
BH i 1 IhB out f lho Stato Treasuhy, o that this
BH '! IMiH doubling up pr--cess Is not only a county
BH ' rtlllH matter but a- Stato matter as well. Tho
BH I.1 itHtfll sreatcr part, because of tho property
BH 'j jfilflj valuation, Is paid by Salt Lakers.
H P SuKf Abuse and a Eemedy.
BH iI' i'iHiBI Whll-i on tho matter of Iho Assessor's
BH 'iliM offlco attention Is called In a general way
BH i ' iMi 10 11,0 Policy of the Board of Equallza-
BH H49 tInn to lhe remitting of taxe3 to "Indi-
BH Blfl gents "
BH ! " Bifll ln 1M1 tho amount remitted was 52109.ro.
BH .! J BH It Jumped to Jl-779.71 ln 1902 and to 5293 i;i
BH j ' ' BH 1'i,a J'ear tnc board deducted from
BH i 1 Bifll tho property of persons held to be "lndl-
BH fin i cents" tho sum of $3707X0.
BH Hul Almost doublo tho amount of tho first
BH -!i ' BH 5oar ' l'10 administration of tho present
flH i ' Bill chief of affairs of Salt Lake county!
BH 'v' B-jm -'ct t,,,s Is tnc "business man" who
BH 1 Bill vent about tho Stato In his campaign
flH ' RlH tralnst Ileber M. "Wells and James T
flH '! Bfll Hammond and advised tho retirement of
flH Bin these two officers on tho grounds that
BBB lr'' BH 1)10 People needed a "business admlnls-
BBL fi ' Hill tnttlon'"
Bnr 'j,;' ' BH What a plcklo Utah will bo In If John
BH BH c" c,lller 's elect-d Governor and James
1 li W9 H. Anderson Is his chief advl&nrt Tim
Bflfll '. 1! n Stato can hardly muko both cnd3 moot
flH i I H a ls-
flH Ml I B In four y61" taxes wero remitted to
BBB M, 1 "Indigents" of Salt Lako county to tho
BH ' .'i , ff amount of ELEVEN THOUSAND, NINE
flHf " t1 If HUNDRED AND FIFTY-ONE DOL-
BH .I r B IARSl Remember that thla ls to bo-
flflfll '!': f called "Indigents." Will any one insist
flflflj '! fl that this ls good administration?
flH fl Look at thl3 caso for a moment. Por-
BH ; 3 ft son3 who. own real estate go beforo tho
flH " ' B board and make the plea that they can-
flflp '; 1 not pny the amount of taxes assessed
BH !i i ,' B against them. They ask for an abato-
flflfl l ?n. fl ment. In nearly every instance tho ro-
flflfl Ik l fl Hof granted means that tho private prop-
flfll i :i fl urt" 13 wholly exempted from taxation,
fllfl rl'l I Is tho system a Just ono?
H " I I Unfair to Taxpayers.
H 2!; I It will bo urged that ln most of the
flfll J'; I Instances the practice Is employed In tho
BflU , fl cao of widows or aged persons who aro
HI - V I not producers,
BH r-, fl It will bo stated that many of them
flfll i, J!.- 1 fl have but a Hfo right in their homes: that
flH ' fr gfl at their death the property will go to
flfll .SjU- II their heirs, and, wc arc informed, in
flfll . iij, II several cases to the dominant church
BflL " t'k I yi,s 00 truo' wh' should this pr'op-
BjH ; ;;! B cty e turned over to the heirs or to
Bflfll 'I'.- fl the church free from Incumbrance? In it
Bflfll fi!!r fl JUBt to those who pay their taxes?
BjB 'ai- ..u. Is nt a suggesUon of The Trlbuno
Bflfll Sii, 1 . that the taxes be hold as a lien against
BflH . 3 I property and tho property sold for the
flflfll ?i- f . taxes. That ls an unnecessary plan and
BBBBB i ' 1 11 would -work a hardship to many poor
Bflfll VI fl persons. But it is not unjust that the
BflBH J , I amount from year to year bo added om a
flH 51 B ,,c.n unU1 tho dcath of tho owner or tho
flH 5 B voluntary sale of the premises.
flH A. I 11 1 certainly not right that the heirs
flfll !!;r- fl come Into possession of such propcrtv
fljB R ' fl ' frco r a tax lien.
flH ! B lf tho 8U"Ke3tlon made wero carried
flH i I out' tnc heirs would hustle around and
BH '3fl Pny thc taxes, and pot depend on tho
BHk. ftn generosity of the public In bearing tho
BBB ii burden for them.
flflfll flt Not a dollar should be remitted on
nf DH realty on account of "Indigence." Every
in I dollar so remitted Is unjust to thoso who
nH o pay.
Jones Has a
, Jpy Poll
That' Ono Ecnson He is Retained
Others Are That He Knows Too
Much About Other Men.
Tho day Is very fast approaching when
tho pcoplo of Salt Lako county will have
an opportunity to cant their ballots so as
to dctermlno whether they favor a re
form of tho methods now employed in tho
administration of tho county's affairs or
whether thoro shall bo no relief. t
There will be no opportunity for a
chango again for two years. It Is probablo
that there w:lll not bo again la half a life
time, unless tho present local contest Is
taken advantage of.
Tho American party has tho two old
parties divided. Tho vote of each Is going
In large numbers to tho new party candi
dates. Already there is much to Justify
tho prediction that tho new party will poll
from six thousand to eight thousand votes
In Salt' Lako county. Somo bellovo tho
voto will be larger. At tho rate tho friends
of tho new party are Increasing ln num
bers, It Is not at all unlikely that thoro
will bo a sufficient following on election
day to elect all, or a majority, of tho
American party candidates.
At tho most conservative calculation, If
an avcrago of ten voters to a precinct
those who today feel that they will voto
for tho old party candidates for County
Commissioner will go over to tho Ameri
can party and voto for II. G. McMillan and
Jeromo Bourgard, theso men will tako
charge of their offices ln January and con
trol tho board
It Is Golden Opportunity.
It Is practically certain that 10C0 votc3
changed from tho old party nominees to
tho American party nominees for County
Commissioners will do tho business for
the present clique of county wreckers.
Tho good of this will be: McMillan and
Eourgard are not bound by the old party
tics. They would be able to go forward
without hlndranco and havo made a com
ploto and searching investigation of tho
nulOfn rnnnr-An Th(v nrrt hftlh (horollirh-
golngy business men. Mr. McMillan Is one
of tho most substantial and best equipped
business men of Salt LaJco City. Mr.
Bourgard la a Bingham meat merchant.
He ls held by his neighbors and by thoso
who know him In this city as a clean, up
right, honest man. Thero Is not a blemish
on tho character of either. If elected
they will bo ln a position to givo to tho
taxpayers of Salt Lako county an admin
istration that will not only correct tho
hundreds of abuses, but they will Insti
tute an Investigation that will lead to tho
conviction of men who havo been syste
matically robbing thc county for years.
If thero be a change from the old party
rule, there will come a reform of thc
county affairs that wlU not only save
thousands of dollars a year, but will, ln
all probability, permit of a better admin
istration at a reduced tax rate.
Great Need of Rform.
Salt Lake taxes aro too high. There ls
not a reasonable excuse for the present
rate. The Tribune, with others, was:
led to believe last summer that there
were no reasons to reduce the rale. Wo
believed that tho county was being hon
estly and economically administered, u o
believed ln the report of the conditions as
made by tho chairman of tho Board of
County Commissioners and so stated.
But an Inquiry Into the county's rec
ords reveals tho fact that tho public was
slmmefullv Imposed on. The Trlbuno
has learned that besides cases of crimin
ality there are hundreds of abuses due
to a. Fhlftloss policy that ls. In many
cases, llltlo short of criminal.
There ls no rcllof possible, In the judg
ment of fair-minded men. to be hoped
for by electing a Board of Commissioners
from thc candidates of the old parties.
V. hllc It may ce that these men may do
nlre to have a changed system, they arc
so deeply obligated to tho leaders of tho
old parties, and thes leaders aro so tied
up ln tho matter of friendships, that thoy
could not possibly do tht-lr whole duty.
They would not be permitted to Jo
their duly If they desired. Tho business
roen and thc taxpayers of Sajt Lako
county, who will reflect on this for a
moment, know that this ls true.
Only Way for Reform.
Thin-c of the Republican nomlnco for
tho loni; term. His namo ls John C.
Mackay. There 13 not a man outside of
Salt Lake, with the excoptlcn of William
R. Jones. Jr.. who would go farther for
James H. Andcraon ln political or re
ligious affairs than John C. Mackay.
Wo fchall leave it to the bettor Judg
ment of these who are familiar with tho
situation If this Is not true
Tho nominee for the short term Is E. D.
Miller. Mr. Miller, since The Trlbuno
pointed out thc fact that Supt. Jones ex
tracted from thc county treasury
money for lis own use on a false and
porjured affidavit, has permitted the su
perintendent to tako him out on a cam
paign trip wun trie innrmary team:
Now, ln all falmcfs. can tho taxpay
ers of Salt Lako county feel that with
Miller on ouch terms of intimacy with
the superintendent of tne Infirmary tho
man who purchased rotten mutton and
fed It to tho inmates, who ha3 systemati
cally padded tho payrolls and been guilty
of offenses of the most questionable
character can It be believed that Miller
would permit the superintendent's record
to bo investigated?
It Is said that a promise has already
been made that Jcnes will bp rctnlnod If
Miller and Mackay aro elected, la there
a doubt of It?
Jones Has Strong Pull.
Think who this man Jonas Is. He la
a son-in-law to Charles W. Penrose, apos
tlo and editor of tho Dcscrot News. Ts
thoro any man who will bcllevo that Mil
ler or Mackay would daro remove a man
with such powerful relationship? And
with Anderson, Calllstcr, Spry, Eldrodgo
and Reed Smoot behind him, who would
daro removo or interfere with Jones?
Tho same pressure would prevent more
than one of thc Democrats from acting.
Apostle Penrose would never permit the
Democratic organization to tako action
that would glvo to tho superintendent
and to others their legal dues.
Would H. C. Lund, tho son to ono of
tho First Presidency, If elected County
Attorney, proceed against tho aon-ln-law
to Apostle C, W. Penrose?
Answer the question for yourself and
then go and look up your tax receipt
and eeo if It does not remind you that
you arc being made a fool of.
The Republican candidate for County
Attorney Is Parley P. Chrlstonscn. and
thoso who know him say ho Is a clover
young man. But ls thero a man who will
bellovo that Parley would have the cour
ngo to go against the son-in-law to Apos
tle C. W. Penrose, tho editor of thc Dos
eret News and tho bosom friend of Reed
Smoot, James IT. Anderson and others
of this political clique?
Three Men Who Would Dare.
There Is but ono way to reach this
caso. It ls by the election of Judge H. J.
Dinlnny. County Attorney, and McMil
lan and Bourgard, Commissioners. If this
be done, Tho Tribune promises that there
will be a ahaklng-up ln Salt Lako county
official circles that will givo the pcoplo
rcllof and will also glvo them something
to talk about for half a lifetime. There
ls no other means of relief.
Later Tho Trlbuno will glvo tho public
some factH concerning tho methods of
William R. Jonc-x, superintendent of the
Infirmary, the tool of tho present admin
istration, that will arouse the Indignation
Of every fair-minded man and woman ln
Salt Lake county.
The facts are already in our possession,'
Thoy aro supported by unimpeachable
witnesses and by public records. Thoy
' MANY MEETINGS
Utah fill Sing fill
Great Meetings Planned for
Ogden, Eureka and ($any
Salt Lake Points.
Thousands of Voters Cheer New Par
ty Movement, and Remarkahle
Growth Is Witnessed.
Thousands of Utahns will hear tho gos
pel of Utah's freedom from ecclesiastical
rule proclaimed this week.
At Ogden a great rally will bo held at
the Ogden opcra-houso' at S o'clock
Senator Frank J. Cannon will speak at
this time to hl. friends and neighbors, no
will tell the good puoplo of Weber coun
ty why the American party movement Is
a necessity and why It should succeed.
Judge Ogden Hlles will also speak at
Ogden and he will enlighten tho audience
with some of tho indisputable truths at
his tongue's end.
Mrs. Charles G. Plummcr will sing somo
of thc beautiful songs which have cheered
so many Utahns thus far ln tho campaign,
and the American party fife and drum
corps will go to Ogden to help with tho
On Thursday night Senator Cannon and
Judgo Hlles will go to Eureka. So will
Mr3. Plummcr. Kurekans are clamoring
for a meeting. They will havo tho local
uuiiu hi m will uL'tviaiu int. uiuiuiiuuac
Eureka contains many frlonds of tho
American party. Thoy want to hear tho
popular American party orators and they
aro to havo tho opportunity.
Salt Lako county will bo allvo with
American party -workers and mectlnga.
There will be tho women's meetings, busi
ness men's meetings, Swedish rallies, can
didates' meetings and tho old parties will
bo bombarded from every standpoint,
Friday night will close the speech-making
campaign. It will be marked by a
grent final rally at the Salt Lake Theater.
Senator Frank J. Cannon and others
will speak. Thero will bo a fine music
programme andveverybody will bo wel
comed. "Salt Lake women are taking moro ac
tive part in political matters tills year
than ever before," said an old politician.
"Thoy nro desperate
Qreat ,J" ln earnest. I'll
. Activity J11 yVho k
J tho American party
of Women. women are doing
will do more to
mako tho now movement a success than
any other means."
American party women's auxiliary
meetings aro arousing tho city. Several
wore held last week and many will bo
pulled off this week. Those already pro.
vldcd for follow:
Monday. October 31. 2 p. m. At tho
home of Mrs.. McNlece, 1135 Blaln avenue.
Monday, October 31. 3:30 p. m. At Mrs.
Hclon Motras, 357 South Second East,
Tuesday, November 1, 2 p. m. Mrs. C.
B. Leigh, 145 P street.
Tuesday, November 1, 3.20 p. m. Mrs. P.
J. Anson, -MM Second street.
Tuesday, November 1, 2 p. m. Mrs.'J.
H. Mellon, 57C West First North.
Tuesday, November 1, 3 p. m. At
Thompson's hall. Seventh West between
Second and Third South.
Tuesday, November 1. 3:30 p. m. Mrs.
R. G. Slcator, -15 Center street-.
Thursday. November 3, 2 p. m. Mrs. A,
A. McBrldo, 921 East Second South.
Thursday. November 3, 3:20 p. m. Mrs.
A. S. Little, 515 East First South.
Friday, November A, 2 p. m. Grand rally
of tho Ladles' auxiliary to tho American
party at the Grand Theater.
There will be speakers and music at
all these meetings.
At Bingham Friday night Judge Theo
doslua Botkln was called down by a
worklngman who la a friend to the
American party, ln a manner that pleased
tho audlcnco Immensely.
The Judgo had been very abusive of
tho American party leaders, and was dis
cussing tho arrangement of the ballot
when he said that if tho Republicans ln
the American party wero sincere they
would havo printed tho Roosevelt doct
ors undor tho American party emblem.
This failure, he Bald, will causo "you
people to lose your votes."
The worklngman Interrupted by assuring
tho speaker that BInghamltos are not
There will be a big American party rally
at Ogden Wednesday night and at Eureka
Thursday night. Senator Cannon and
Judge Hlles will speak.
Many aro predicting the election of tho
A'merlcan party nominees for County
Commissioners. The Tribune's specific
exposures of thc rottenness of tho Andcr-son-Calllster-EIdrcdge
administration havo opened tho eyes of
Salt Lakers. They will bo very busy on
election day to defeat the rlngstera, un
less all signs fall.
Register Tuesday and Wednesday. No
vember 1 and 2, if you havo not already
Thoro will bo no other opportunity and
will explain why former Commissioners
Harker and Homo had Jones removed as
superintendent two years ago. They will
explain why ho Is retained now.
It ls an ugly matter, but, as Jones
says Thc Trlbuno ls morcly firing at
him with "blank cartridges" when it ox
poses his fraudulent vouchers, his pad
ding of thc tKilary rolls and othor shame
less and lawless conduct, It becomes nec
essary to tell why he was removed two
years ago and why he Is retained now.
Tho story Is a long ono and cannot be
told thla morning-. .
! you cannot voto unless you register thla
year. Old registrations do not count.
Get ready to attend thc big American
party rally at tho Salt Lako Theatre Fri
day night. It will bo tho greatest rally
of tho campaign, and tho greatest
speeches of the campaign will bo heard
1 that nlcht.
Judgo E. F. Colborn and family have
returned to tho city after an onjojablo
visit, of several weeks ln tho East. Mrs.
Colborn and tho children remained ln
St. Louis, while Judgo Colborn wont to
Now York, Wash
Judgo lngtcn. Philadelphia
Colborn Talks and Chicago on prl-
.... vato business. On
Politics. thQ way bRCk Judge
Colborn stopped in
SU Louis and spent five days taking In
tho fair. Speaking of his trip yester
day ard of thc political situation In the
East, ho said:
"I havo been In tho great cities of tho
East a number of times during Presi
dential campaigns, but I never beforo
saw such apathy as oxlsta everywhere
this yar. Only now and then ono scca
a banner to remind him that a cam
palm is on, and there seems to bo an
utter lack of interest as to tho outcome.
In the rotundas of thc hotels, where poli
tics is always a fruitful subject for dis
cussion, thero ls almost an utter lack of
of interest In tho subject this year.
"Tho general Impression ls that Roose
velt will carry tho East by a big major
ity, and while thp.t ls my personal opin
ion, the apathy may bo the calm immedi
ately preceding a big storm. A politi
cal leader In Now York told mo that
while ho thinks New York la safe for
Roosevelt, lie would not bo surprised if
Iho Democratic Governor Is oluctcd.
Tammany Is making a big fight to havo
a say In tho distribution of the $liK,000,0
for Erie canal Improvements, and their
cftort Is not so much to olect Parker' as
to carry the Stato for tho Democratic
nominee for Governoi.
"Wall street Is now showing an Im
provement, as though thc matter had
been settled In the minds of thc brokers
there, whoro betting odds aro high in
favor of Roosevelt. Just before I loft
a friend of mine, who Is a broker in Wall
rireet. disposed of $2,000,009 worth of se
curities whlrh he has held In his safe for
a year and a half, unnblo to sell them.
"Yes, tho American party has been
heard of very generally throughout tho
East, and everywhere I went Inquiries
wero made of tho situation here. East
ern people seem to think that the organis
ing of tho American party and tho Inllu
ence It will have on the election here
makes Utah a doubtful State so far as thc
national election la concerned. In my
mind, however, there Is no doubt that it
will go for Roosevelt
"From all I could learn, thero ls to bo
a great period of expansion In this West
ern country In tho coming few years. Ne
vada, especially, seems to be attracting
great attention In the East, and people
everywhere seem to think that If a propo
sition ls In Nevada it will win. Utah's
phonomonal output of ores during tho last
two years has placed her high up ln tho
list of States where Investments aro
profitable, and In addition to tho benefit
which sho will naturally derive from tho
Nevada boom, sho will come In for a good
ly share of Investments of Eastern monoy
by reason of her own worth."
Judgo Co'.born vas Interested especially
In the mining exhibit at tho fair. He did
not protend to tako in tho great show, ho
says, because after ono has seen one big
fair thero la never any other so attractive.
But Mrs. Colborn and tho children greatly
enjoyed their stay In St. Louis and wero
much interested In the fair.
Senator W. Ai Clark of Montana says
that ho will not speak here, as has boon
suggested, but will go back to Butto Mon
uny. Ho says It ls going to bo a hard
fight In Montana, but ho thinks the Demo
crats will carry tho State,
Maj. H. P. Myton has returned from a
two months' absence on business ln west
ern Montana. Thc Major says tho outlook
In Montana Is that Roosevelt and Fair
banks electors will carry tho Stato, but
that tho Democrats will elect their candi
date for Governor.
Maj. Myton ls ono of the Roosevelt elec
toral nominees In Utah, and ho will remain
ln Salt Lako City until after the election.
Secretary of Stato Hammond has sent
out certificates to tho various County
Clerks throughout the Stato that Frank
B. Chrlsteneen of Ogden has been nomi
nated for State Superintendent oi Public
Instruction on the American ticket.
On tho ground that he had no Jurisdic
tion and that the paupers named In tho
petition of Samuel Russell were not cited
to appear In court. Judgo Lewis denied
tho petition yesterday. Tho petition was
for an order to compel Mrs. Botts, tho
registry agent for tho Fifty-third district
to removo from her registration list tho
names of thlrty-slx
Lost inmates of thc coun-
Caso on infirmary, also to
, . ... restrain her lrom
Technicality. allowing tho other
Inmates to roglstcr.
The petition was made on tho grounds
that the paupers, as Inmates of an alms
house, have acquired no residence ln that
The court decided that tho voters In
question should be summoned to appear
in court and show causo why their names
should not be strlckon from tho list. Ho
also held that the proper mode of pro
cedure In tho case was for tho votes to bo
challenged at election time and have tho
judges of election pass on the matter,
then tako tho caso into court.
An editorial from the Dcscrct News of
the preceding day was brought into court.
Attorney Evans, who represented Samuel
Russell, asked tho court If ho was ln
any way likely to be Influenced by the
said editorial. His Honor replied" uiat
he had not read tho editorial ln question
and had not ween the News. In fact, ho
had never read that edition of tho paper.
Ho added that If ho had by any chance
read It, ho would not bo ln tho slightest
degree Influenced by It.
Tho artlclo ln question was very fla
grant, going to tho length of dictating
what decision should be rendered by tho
Judge. It was, in fact, practically a
contempt of court.
"If Apostlo Penrose had written It ln
his native borough of Soven Dials, Lon
don. England," said a lawyer, "ho would
bo liable to Imprisonment for a long term
Attorney Evans complimented his
Honor for his Impartiality.
Attorney E. M. Allison raised tho point
of Jurisdiction rn behalf of Mrs. Betts.
He maintained that tho Judges of elec
tion have original Jurisdiction In all
cases involving tho right of persons to
vote, and that tho courts havo Jurisdic
tion only after the ballots have been can
vassed and thc mattor contested.
Tho court did not pass upon tho rights
of thc paupers ln the matter, as the case
was thus thrown out on technical grounds.
If tho paupers arc voted, suit will bo
brought to show that they voted illegally,
slnco tho election law specifically says
thoy have not gained a voting residence
at the infirmary.
OFFERS TO BET ON HOWELL.
Salt Lake Smootlers Willing to Put
Up Money Agulnot Powers.
Special to Tho Tribune.
AMERICAN FORK. Oct. 20. Joseph J.
Jsckaon, chairman of tho Republican
committee, has received a communica
tion from a Salt Lake combination to
the effect that It will back him in nny
amount that ho may bet on Howeli.
Ho wa aWo authorized to bet at tho rate
of 2 to 1 or. tho election of Judgo Straup
to the Supreme bench, and to accept no
bet for less than ?50 and for as much
more as ho could secure.
At a meeting of County Commissioners
held yesterday, tho following- Judges of
election were appointed to fill vacancies
Manning P. B. McComle.
Pleasant Grove, District No. 2 C. F
VInryard Joaeph Taylor and Chris Sor-
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Say Russian Admiral's Story Is Easi
LONDON. Oct. 29. Profound satisfac
tion over thc fact that an arrangement
has been reached and the entire certain
ty that the result of tho commission of
inquiry will be to discredit Vice-Admiral
Rojestven-sky's statements nnent the
presence of torpedo boats among the
North sea fishing lleet marks the com
ments of London afternoon newspapers
almost universally. The Admiral's
story, it is pointed out, has the great
advantage that U is, capable of precise
proof or disproof.
"The Ruoaian Admiral can only make
good his cose by producing the vessel
whose presence he alleges waa among
the trawlers," says the "Westminster
Gazette. This feeling that the British
contention will bo upheld pervades all
classes and disposes the public to calm
ly await the verdict.
The composition of the International
commission ls the immediate subject of
communication passing between St.
Petersburg and London. It has been
suggested that it shall be comprised of
five Admirals, French, Russian and En
llsh, and two from smaller .powers?, pos
albly Denmark and Holland, to be
named by their respective governments.
Nothing yet, however, has definitely
been decided. No American member has
been suggested, though there might be
an opening therefor in the proposal that
one law Jurist from a neutral power
shall be included in the commission.
The Hopeful Young Linn.
Tho hopefulness of some young men ls
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night some one said to a mcdloal Htu
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a practice In medicine?"
"Indeed, no," he answered.
"But you will admit that the profes
sion is already overcrowded?"
"Oh, perhaps it is," said tho young
man. And then with a laugh ho added
"But I propose to graduate ln medicine,
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ready in the profession will hao to tako
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Couldn't Sea tho Harm.
The properiotor of a lunch cafe In Phila
delphia was greatly agitated the other
day to discover a man at one of tho
tables feeding a saucer of cream to a cat
The restaurantour rushed o'ver and
commanded the man with the cat to re
move his pet from tho place. "But I
paid for this cream." pussy's owner pro
tested. "Here's your money back We
can't have cats eating here," said the pro
prietor. Thc man with tho cat couldn't
sec anything the matter with nliowlnr
pussy to feed ln the restaurant and said
so. "Matter!" echoed tho proprietor
"Why, man, people have to eat out of
these dlshea." "Well," returned tho pat
ron ln a surprised tone( "don't you ever
wash your dishes?"
WHAT JAPS SAY.
Declare That Japan Had No Vessels
in North Sea.
TOKIO. Oct. 20. The reported state
ment of an officer on board the Russian
battleship Emperor Alexander III., with
tho Russian Baltic squadron now at
Vigo, Spain, to tho effect that there were
foreign torpedo boats among the Hull
trawlers when they were fired upon re
cently by the Russian warships and
that the Japanese Government was- said
to have purchased torpedo boats ln Eng
land, coupled with the insinuation that
the torpedo boats with the trawlers? were
Japanese, has been received in Japan
with a mixed feeling of indignation and
It ls officially declared in the most
positive terms that Japan has neither
purchased nor ordered a single torpedo
boat ln England since tho outbreak of
Apparitions After Death.
tv.3i07 wto cxP!aln apparitions of
tho dead? Tho evldenco for theso was
much less copious, and, necessarily, much
oss satlsfactop'. No coincident crisis
m the affairs of thc dead could, of course,
bo detected, as in the case of tho living.
K,.n cln m wo Kram that telepathy
between the living ls a fact In nature,
a ghost of tho deud can hardly hopo to
prove his Identity. 1
To tako a case: A young American
commercial traveler, alone In his Som Tt
of,.1' ?UlVienl' saw his dead sister
standing beside him. Ho rose to embrace
her.V but. no ,,cd llkc shade of the
mo her of Odysseus In Homer. He went
to his distant homo and told his parents
adding that on the cheek of his slater
there was a scratch which he had not
seen In her lifetime. Tho mother ox
Planed that In arranging, when alone
(lowers around the dead body of the sls
ter Jn, u,e .coff'n. she had acclc entaUy
?rkCahewuaere' bUt ea.eue
er, might transmit the whole vision of
the dead, scratch and all. to tho mind of
Marine"1 son-Androw Lang in Harjer's'
The Archbishop's Suggestion.
The late Archbishop Corrigan waq ono
of thc gentlest of min. but when t wSs
necessary to reprovo any one under his
charge, whether It be priest or layman
he never hegltated to do so. At ono Umo
thero was a vacancy In the rectorship of
one of the largo churches In New York
City, and several clergymen were talkLi
about for the poaltlon. Two promhient
women who were members of the church
called upon thc archbishop and urged tho
selection of one of their clerical friends
S,K,were 'efiv'ng ono woman turned
t0..Hl? othcr an1 sallJ. Impressively
tt JHS? y.ou Kct ""me, pray that tho
flow Candidate M
Children at Starvalin I
Sample of Ataas ot Como. S, fi!
e'r That Would B, t,
Nowhore hut Utai, f
It has been repeatedly CW. jjjfg
John C. Cutler runs a sitS
orlng establishment oa "jft
whero women and girls Jci
and have been employed j3 fig
years at wages so low aa to a;! Tfdt
tho most scanty livelihood.
This charge has not b?ea d-y f
cannot be denied becausYtW 5
much proof to sustain it. U!;
It is also charged that eve'. I&T
small wages earned that part
tho employees in scrip. In J K5(
address last week a Democrat
at thc Young Men's Dcmc11'
rooms declared that John C c3f
Jr., who runs a brokerage e2, ijfH
window of his father's ator hit
counted this scrip! " ' Ug
So far as ls known this h m, ,
nlcd, either. ' whtt
John C. Cutler, Joseph 7,u &xt
Reed Smoot, Thomas R. Cri,
others are directors of tiff, Rt!t
Woolen Mills company of pv
was this Institution that P.i nkT
waa sent on a mission to cuij
few years ago, according to ij l;
raphy, after having betn caEdi, war
on a foreign mission. w :
Balked on MlssioaCiH S'fo:
It Is related that Reed ilitii bcIh
tho Idea of going out of tb a polhb
and he made a roar about lists
and It waa modified to the effects tit r
that he go on a mission to ff-AP
his own business In his en h ;Jnl"
As ls stated, John C. CoUe,ti iiu
running a sweatshop In thlsd7.l1 jgj
director in tho Provo TVcCaB ihbNr
company, the plant Reed SiKtdJi
missionary service In. ' ("
It is a big Institution, Jte '!?
many men and women. ici:r-
Until a few years ago tbi;in p
system of compulsory tlthlsrliii ;Jr
ln the Provo woolen mills, Wfl ro
when Reed Smoot was ratj 3 i1,
mills as a missionary. Ituilt
tiful system, but, as the jais! raho?
around, every now and thecni's J1
would object to having l);a 1
taken out of his time chetkbk!
verted Into church channelidt Wrcc
matter became a source of L-Si e;
The rule was amended. jctfcir
It was not amended moch. be. "
looked a little better to eon ft
Instead o compulsory titblcj tit bs is deV
ployees of tho Provo troolja s&fcjjJtatli
expected to "volunteer" the 3lt Mi eu'
10 per cent. A?1?-1
Because thoy are good i fcnt,tb.
Not for a moment! But bitti ifrdiri
cannot retain their Jobs uisJ ' jryj
"volunteer" the tithes! f
This Is the system to this tof. IotDi
That is not oil of It. The e pi'
of the Provo woolen mills. "
John C. Cutler, Reed Sroc-otstU
F. Smith aro the conrrolllcf s-i
onc-thlrd of the wages Ic srj. 1
the scrip is worth but 73 ecu r S
Proof Easily Obtalnaw ui
This is no pipe, dream. Atf JT
go to Provo and Invest!?! U
as Tho Tribune has done. 1 U
An employee who dnJ 1 ' W
gives up 51-20 to swell the ccftfi : U
commercialism of the chord ; ML
paid 53 60 in scrip that I M't
52.70, and ho ls entitled to
But It is true that maitf ; ftCr
I ployees receive practically iD ;
! John C. Cutler Is one of ;W
lights In this great InsUtutlci M
He Js now posing as th ITJ
labor. He was. until he h ySj
dldate, a member of aa or .
which laboring men hold to f
onlstlc to them. J .
He withdrew from It ftr
under the sun but to court ft"
the worklngmcn. - fJSfor
He ls a directing force to to0
stltutlons run on the tan a
Provo woolen mills- 1 '
Great friend of labor It Jft-
1(What wouldn't he do K
There is not a nun In i
that should not vote ,
Cutler, both on his '&CC'Zm
account of the mar, ,
out as a candidate. ee
Friend of labor! Bah
Russian Ships SaIut'f5$
Russian cruisers, three "rfrfJK
stroyero and Ave f"gtn atfgiW
this morning. The iwssl Jjg
changed salutes i th J fjBSPg
Kleber and the Brlti .n llreta?,fc
The Russian vessel" nj Sssc!Wglti
the battleships Osllabl crJa
and Navarln, the orTt3 f:lp-ts
mlral Nnkhamoff a W
boats, besides colliers- H