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JH PllweJ0 Beed Smoot. According
Ht ertr.c63 as R boyi onc
,terCvo. As a man he Is the most
ft character in the entire Slate:
, ls the man of the hour!
3?;; t a net. story that The Trlb-
Groses telling today. Nearly every
S and child In Utah knows
rrraphy ot the apostle Senator by
SR? ?ut the story, "ke all good sto
H ,ccreaes In Interest as one grows
TBSh- story o the life of Reed Smoot Is
sBrfonlr f absorbing Interest, but It Is
Spxed Smoot has been a child of for
He He was a favored child. Ills fa-vBt-one
of the first men of Utah was
iKito recognize the peculiar hustling
KliUes of this particular eon and ad
BHced him in every possible manner.
kttt der Smoot was a man of groat
tallb. and Influcnco In the Church of
Christ of Latter-day Salnta
Kien Reed was a child the father was
m 'controlling force In several great
vMaIt:s5' amon wnlcn was tnc :Provo
AMint Church Historian Andrew
iJHkje;, In the "Latter-Day Saints' Blo
iLvui Encyclopedia, Vol. I.," from
J vvhrcany of the striking facts touch
tHLTtli life of Reed Smoot are taken,
Hp that the younger Smoot began
Hi in the woolen mills in the most
'eti&l capacity He overheard a good
iMjroitjr t&y to his father onc day that
:H sould not prove a fixture In that
jRiib'Uhmcnt, the assumption being
iMMtt he trould not develop that enter
Kla that had marked the life of the
Klher Reed was but eighteen years of
Hp. He made a vow that he would
(Hteetlme be the manager of that bus-I-jHas,
It was the first of the young man's
Kropfcecles, bo far as is recorded, and, lo
LMfci biho'.dl he was made the manager
'ls tighten months!
Vlxa it Is remembered that hla fa
te was the directing force in that bus
t3 and that he doted on his promls
if sod, it Is now believed to have been
'ekcere regret of the cider Mr. Smoot
Lt the prophecy wa9 not fulfilled In
fatten minutes Instead of eighteen
Ed was not overly religious at this
pt, Ws biographer says. Ills swift
iniof-ment Into a business man threat
lei to obscure his religious sky, and it
M ftared that Reed would never be
'JiltMul follower to the Meek and
K"ly, Hla success in a financial way
. meteoric. While thore about him
ftre ilniEgllng for a livelihood Reed
ra growing pompous with the burden
' worldly goods.
ftut It iva9 that someone attempted
lo fcrdbly turn the young man's
ktipbts from things terrestrial to
IjHi was called to go on a mission !
:Ws was in 18S0. It was at the time
6 merely getting his hand in as
$ peat woolen manufacturer he af
parts became. The call threatened
THlirfero In the making of a great
gktts career. Many regarded It as
glpfiake, and, after a conference be
Pa those in authority who had
gHp16 of the mission work of the
jcrtb, according to Historian Jensen,
f! i call was rescinded, as his services
; 0K,Jed a9 superintendent of the
jplngi ran smoothly for four years,
j J.uJ,,r was made. This was
. f - d Smoot had become onc or
Plcuous figures in the town. He
fccome such a tower of strength In
srclal way that his advice was
SwJy all who purposed any im
wat another conference be held
Special abilities of fho vnim
merchant pointed out to tho authorities.
Here Is how Hlstorlun Jensen has re
"His second call vras in March,
1884, whon ho wa3 again stopped
from going- abroad, and given by
President John Taylor a five years'
mission as manager of tho Provo
Some may think such a missionary as
signment singular, but tho peculiar fit
ness of Reed Smoot was such that Pres
ident Taylor quickly recognized It. If
he thought the Provo Woolen Mills,
which the elder Smoot owned, was tho
proper place for Reed Smoot to labor as
a missionary, there was no one author
ized to criticise it.
Thus It was that Reed Smoot was ena
bled to serve a second mission. It was
a mission field that afforded an oppor
tunity for the most pious devotion and
Through all those .years of toll and
financial perplexities the young Provo
missionary labored with earnest busi
ness devotion. There was a marked
building up of the business and an in
creased payroll each month.
The proceeds of this payroll Justified
the efforts of those who had Induced
President Taylor to nsslgn the thrifty
young man to this mission. Reed be
came even wealthier than the most
prominent of his neighbors. For him
and for the tithing office the woolen
mills mission was a distinct success!
While serving In the missionary ca
pacity Reed Smoot discovered a motto
which hla biographer announces was
made his life's motto. It Is: "My Duty
First, My Pleasure Afterwards." This
motto has had much to do with Reed
Most men, when they become suffi
ciently Intrenched behind a good bank
account, have a longing to visit the
scenes of the early struggles of the set
tlers of this country. They want to go
abroad. Home Missionary Smoot had
not only been faithful in keeping the
assignment given him as manager of
his father's business In his home town,
but he had been able to lay aside a few
dollars on which to recuperate the phy
sical loss he had sustained because of
his excessive missionary labors. His
thoughts -wore Eastward.
It is necessary to return to the "L.
D. S. Biographical Encyclopedia" and
draw therefrom additional data. His
torian Jensen says that at the. end of
Reed's five-year missionary duties as
manager of the Provo woolen mills ho
received the third call to go on a mis
sion. This was in October, 1800. In
little more than a month he was on hla
way to Liverpool. Speaking of this
Journey Historian Jenson says:
"Prior to going upon his mission he
had not been very active in religious
matters, but had thrown his whole soul
Into business and was fast becoming a
man of means and of consequent finan
cial influence In the community. In fact
he wa3 so prosperous and so intensely
Interested in money-making that It was
feared and said by some that Reed
Smoot and religion were drifting apart.
How groundless these fears and asser
tions, and how unwarranted this pre
diction!" The historian was right. There was
not the least thjng In tho whole of
Reed Smoot's life to justify tho suspic
ion that ho was other than one of the
most faithful and obedient missionaries
under the direction of the church. The
Insinuations of a lack of spirituality
was certainly the thought of no friend
of God's kingdom.
Wasn't Sam King and Dr. Talmagc
to tour the continent the following sum
mer? Of course Reed would go on a
mlsslcfn to Europe.
According to Historian Jensen, Reed
Smoot's spiritual .labors while abroad
consisted of his services as "bookkeeper
and emigration agent In the Liverpool
office," but that as a surcease from tho
mnnt UnltarlQ11 Society.
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wtt PW on h 5W- Xr- lr,ah will
Syflttr." on Hebrew Prophets and
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IfcThlrJgju01 Christ, Scientist.
0WlSSB eclPnVft "J1 m- SUbJCCt,
8to$ at So& ' Eac.h Wednesday
IKto.,'n Wd l healing- of
Wrwptn dallv S,n8' Preo reading
elevator11 ,)Ulld,nff' 1&s
&Btri?et ear). rUl JTajco Fourth
ft Pjyj. Epkcopol.
ife u4C,hut;ch. Main and Fourth
ImR TltL. Blt0ra Qro cordially
WSSjm Pc8r,k,r add".on
iHMSSj?.6 to all Rormon. A cor-
m :30 a. m
holy communion: 9:45 a, m.. Sunday
schopl; 11 a. m , Many; antc-communlon
and sermon, "Summary of Christian Llfo
and Conduct." 1 p. m communicants'
league; 7:30 p. m., evening prayer and ad
dress, "Tho Advent MessenKer. ' The pub
lic Is cordially invited to tho Hcrviccs.
St Peter's chapel. 3 p, m., Sundoy
fichool; 4 p. m., ovcnlng prayen and ad
First Congregational Public scrvicos at
11 o'clock. Sermon by tho pastor, Rev.
Elmer I. Goshen. Sunday-Bchool at 12:20.
Young People s meeting at 6 o'clock. Pub
lic cordially invited to all services.
Liberty Park M. E. church, corner
Eighth Eaat and Ninth South; S. A.
Wanlcss, pastor Preaching 11 a. m. and
7:30 p. m. Subject In tho morning.
"Power," in tjio evening, "The Strult
Oato and Narrow Way." Sunday-school,
10 a. m.; Junior loaguc, 3-30 p. m.; Ep
worth league, 7 p. m.; prayer meeting
Wednesday evening, 7:30.
Hire M. E. church. Ninth East and First
South, D. M. Hclmlck, pastor. Preaching
at 11 a. m. by tho Rov. D. B, Scott. There
will bo no services In the evening. Sunday-school,
10 a. in.; Junior League, 3:30
p, in. Chrlstmoo cantata by tho Sunday
school Friday evening. A cordial invita
tion to all.
FIrHt Methodist Episcopal church in
Third South street near Main; Benjamin
Young, pastor. Services al 11 a, m. and
7:30 n. m. Morning topic, "Tho Vision of
Faith"; evening subject, "Tho Profit of
Godliness." Sunday-school at 9:45 a. m.;
Epworth Lcaguo at 6:30 p. m.J Junior
league, 3:30 p. m. All are cordially Invited
to theso services.
Swedish Lutheran church, corner Second
South and Fourth Ea8t Sunday-school at
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Senator Resd Smoot The Cause of It AH."
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sorrows of this assignment he was giv
en permission to tour the continent
with Dr. Talmage and Samuel A. King
This was In the summer of 1S91. A
number of countries were visited, as
other tourists visit them, and Just as
these excessively pious occupations wert:
requiring of Reed a great personal sac
rifice, he received a message from Pres
ident Woodruff (September 19, 1891), to
close his foreign mission and hasten
home to see his father, who was then
Reed reached homo on October 1 af
ter an absence from his friends and his
business and his loved ones for a period
of ten long months! The elder Mr.
Smoot had prompt relief from his Ill
ness and lived to enjoy tho companion
ship of his beloved son for almost five
The returned missionary was not idle
for long. Ho resumed his duties as
manager of the Provo woolen mills the
following spring and has since been as
sociated with this factory, though not
In a spiritual capacity.
The first ten years of the missionary's
experience, therefore, may be summed
10 a. m. Sermon by H. Hansen at 11 a.
m. Evening sermon and communion at
S n. m. Sermon by tho pastor. Vocal
nolo by I, o. Shugrcn, accompanied by
Mrs. J. A. Johnson.
German Lutheran Servlco every other
Sunday at 2 p. m. at Our Savior's Evan
gelical Lutheran church, Fourth East be
tween Fourth and Fifth South. Sunday
school this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Paul
T. Brockmann, chaplain Twonty-nlnth In
fantry, pastor In charge.
Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran
church. Fourth East, between Fourth and
Fifth South. Sunday services at 10:30 a.
m. ln English, and 3:30 p. m. ln Norwe
gian. The Christmas treo festival will bo
held Monday evenlnsr, December 26, You
are cordially Invited to attend. A. G. II.
East Sldu Baptist church, corner Third
South and Seventh Eaat Preaching at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. in. Sunday-school at 12:15.
Young Peoplo'8 C. E. at 6:00. Rev. Bruce
Kinney will preach both morning and
First Baptist church, Socond South and
Second West; the Rov. U. A. Brown, pus
tor. Preaching at 11 a, in. and 7:30 p m.;
Sunday-school at 12:30; F. J, Lucas, Hupor
intendent; B. Y. P. U. at C-30. loader, Ja
cob Dodgeon, subject. "Whatever Hq
Would Like to Have Mo Do." Wednes
day evening nervlce at 7:30 o'clock. A
welcome to all.
Rio Grande Mission chnpol. Second
South, botwocn Ninth and Tonth West.
Sunday-school at 10 a. m., Gcorgo Paul, ,
Burlington Mission chapel, corner In
diana avonuo and Navajo street. Sunday
school at 3:30 p. m., Henry Jacobe, super
intendent. Friday evening servlco at 7:20.
Miss Helen Hartley will play the violin
solo at the First Presbyterian church at
tho morning wervlcc, Prof. Skclton being
English Lutheran church, 330 South
Fourth East street. Rev. H. A Hanson,
pa3tor. Preachlug acrvlccs 11 a, no.; Sun
up In the spirit of his favorite motto.
Having discharged his DUTY In the
mission field at Provo. he permitted
himself to become a seeker after
PLEASURE for a space of ten months.
Now DUTY was to be taken up again.
This brings the life of the missionary
down to a time when all have' watched
Its remarkable development.
And what a world of events have been
crowded into these thirteen years!
Reed Smoot not only became one of
the leading business men and financiers
of the great State of Utah, but he be
came an apostle of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Salntsl
He also became a Senator of the Unlt
, ed States one of the first counsellors
of the Nation!
Greatest of these honors came within
the present century. It wns a meteoric
flight. Such a thing has made men,
less gifted than our fellow countryman,
long to conquor entire nations and de
stroy vast armies. Reed Smoot's long
ing" has not been so extensive. He has
thus far confined himself to the control
of a State, the destruction of tho Dem-
day-school 10 a. m.: Young Pooples' so
ciety of Christian Endeavor 0:30 p. m.
Subject: "Whatever Ho Would Llko to
llavo Mo Do." C. R. Strode, leader.
Fostoflico Prepares for Holidays.
During tho holiday rush at the post
office which is now on ln earnest, tho
registry department will bo open until 9
o'clock each night. Patrons will also bo
able to obtain stamps at the general de
livery window until tho samo hour, tho
latter rule being ln forco permanently.
Tho demand for money orders Just now
Is trcmondoiiB. and many complaints have
been heard because tho monoy order do
partmont closes at 5 o'clock. Postmaster
Thomas says thoco Is no reason why
there should bo a complaint ln this direc
tion, ns money orders can bo obtained at
any of tho sub-stations ln the city, and
most of those oro open until late at night.
Ono of tho uptown stations la In tho
Deacret Nows bookstore, tho other ln
Mathls's dniL' store on South Main
Bticot, and both theso etorcs, especially
during tho holidays, will bo opon until
Thrco additional clerks have been ap
pointed to assist In tho postofflco during
the holiday rush, their duties having be
gun on Deccmbor 15.
GGDEN AND RETURN $1.00.
Via D. & E, G-. B. B. IN;. 19.
Leavo Salt Lake C-30 p. m. Return
after midnight Everybody Invited,
Wc allow 2D per cent off on smoking
jackets, bath robes and dressing gowna.
The latest creations.
BROWN, TERRY & WOODRUFF CO.
Tel. 193 16G Main St.
Public Long-Distanco Telephones,
With oound-proof booths. Telephone
building, Stato street, city.
ocratlc party of Utah, and the upset
ting of the domestic tranquility of his
Apostle Smoot has never been a self
seeker. His aim has always been a
modest one. If the result of his alms
has brought him rewards which he had
not sought, the credit or the fault is
chargeable to others, not to him.
"It can truly he said of Apostle
Smoot" says his biographer, "that he
has never sought preferment, either
civil or ecclesiastical."
True It w'ns reported that when the
public demanded that he permit the use
of his name for the United States Sen
ate he gave his consent not reluctantly,
but It must be remembered that a prin
ciple was Involved In this matter. Only
a few years before, certain persons who
decllno to "mind their own business,"
had forced from tho House the gifted
and honored Brlgham H. Roberts. It,
therefore, became the bounden duty of
Apostle Smoot to yield to the Impor
tunities of his people and not only go
to Washington as the representative of
his church in the United States Senate,
but to teach the objectors that his peo-
Delinquent Tax .
List a Disgrace
Property Owners Find It Cheaper to
Stand Penalty Than to
"Salt Lake's delinquent tax list, cov
ering as It does fourteen closely printed
pages of a newspaper, is a disgrace to
tho city," said a prominent real estate
man yesterday. "Residents of other
States who seo it have n right to as
sume that we are a city of bankrupts.
The list of property advertised for sale
Is big enough for New York city, when,
as a matter of fact tho taxes should be
as closoly collected here as ln any place
ln tho country.
"What Is the trouble? Why, It aim
ply that an adequate penalty Is not at
tached for tho non-payment of taxes.
Tho list Includes much of the best prop
erty ln tho city, and for the very good
reason that If a man has money at in
terest and a considerable amount of
taxes to pny It i cheaper for him to
let the county advertise them than It
is to pay them before they become de
linquent. The revenue law of the State
should be amonded so as to provide,
first, for the payment of taxes in two
Installments, and, second, for a penalty
which would Induce tho prompt pay
ment of taxes. Tho result would be a
greatly reduced delinquent list and more
money collected by the counties; There
pic arc not the kind that will be forever
yielding to public clamor.
Some may Insist that the quarrel be- ,
tween Apostle Smoot and Gov. Wells,
because the Governor did not force his
six friends ln the Legislature to make
the election unanimous, was an evi
dence that Apostle Smoot desired the
Senatorshlp, but those who know how
self-sacrificing Apostle Smoot has al
ways been know that his sole and only
purpose In this was to prove to the
world that the people of Utah are
unanimous and single-purposed when
tho lntercsto of one of the vicegerents
of God are involved!
Without desiring to cast an aspersion
on Heber M. Wells the history of the
life of Reed Smoot would not be com
plete unless It were pointed out that in
this case Gov. Wells was entirely out of
harmony with his quorum.
The same may be said of the interfer
ence of President Roosevelt. If the peo
ple of Utah had withdrawn from
their purpose to honor Apostle Smoot
.with the Senatorshlp, simply because
President Roosevelt suggested It, this
act would have been construed as a
case of faintheartedness. Reed Smoot
cannot have It be said of him that he
would advise his people.- in such cir
cumstances, to withdraw from a posi
tion because of possible harm to them.
He Is not that kind of a general.
Before concluding this sketch of the
life of the first man of Utah, It Is prop
er to point out a few things Reed
Smoot has done to make himself fa
mous. 1. He forced his election to the
United States Senate when the people
of the United States and the President
were protesting against It. This may
be said to be onc of the rarest acts-of
personal courage ever witnessed ln tho
civil life of the country. But no one
can possibly think of this as an evi
dence that Reed Smoot has ever sought
2. His election gave him a distinct
place ln his country's history In this:
ho Is the one Senator of the United
States who is regarded as unfitted for
a place In the United States Senate, be
cause of lack of supreme loyalty to
country. There have been others whose
right to a seat has been challenged by
a Stato because of fraud, but not an
other has been the object of a specific
test by the people because of a general
Impression of disloyalty to the Nation's
Institutions. This, therefore, Is a dis
tinctive classification for Senator
3 His election at once mado of Utah
the storm center for all who are ene
mies to the State both from a religious
and from a business standpoint. It
has disclosed such a state of affairs ln
the government of Utah, and called
such minute attention to the interfer
ence of ecclesiastical leaders In com
mercial and school circles, that home
seekers pass by tho State and investors
look elsewhere. The agitation, just
and unjust, has interrupted the growth
of Utah and permitted other States of
the West to reap the harvest of Utah's
4. His election and his persistence ln
holding his seat has exiled four of his
fellow apostles, either one of whom has
served the church not more faithfully
but with less rewards than has tho con
G. Reed Smoot's ambition to sit as
a Senator ln the national capitol has
brought on the president of the .church
the greatest sorrow of his life. It ha3
obliged a bigoted but sincere old man
to take the witness stand and lay bare
the most sacred secrets of his domcstlo
6. It has obliged President Smith to
stand as the target of the caricaturists
of all of the civilized countries, and to
see his family mado the butt of ridi
cule for all who delight ln another's"
7. It has led to the unfolding of the
ceremonies held sacred by all sincere
men and women who are supplicants
Is no excuse for piling up a lot of money
In tho treasury at a certain tlmo of the
year, when it Is not needed for pUbllo
purposes. One-half of It would much
better remain ln the hands of the peo
ple until such time aB it is- needed, and
tho payment of taxes would thereby be
"As it is now tho penalty for having
your property advertised is only twen-ty-flve
cents for each description, nnd
even if the property is sold there is only
52.D0 additional charges to redeem. That
amounts to very little to the man who
has several hundred dollars of taxes to
pay, especially If money Is a little cloee
at the time. In case of real hard times
thero would be virtually no taxes paid
at all. The Interest penalty after prop
erty has been sold for taxes Is X per
cent a month, but that Is not an un
usual rate ln panicky times. And un
der the present arrangement a tax" deed
la a very unimportant lien against prop
erty." County Treasurer W. O. Carbls Is
also of the opinion that Utah's revenue
laws need revising, although he docs
not agree wholly with the real estate
man quoted. He does not bellevo that
there would be any special advantage
in the Installment plan of collecting
taxes, and he believes that there yhould
be an amendment for tho prompt pay
ment of taxes as- well as a greater pen
alty for tholr non-payment.
"There should bo a discount for tho
payment of tnxes up to a certain time,"
said Mr. Carbls, "and then a penalty
In addition to tho advertising charge.
But the installment plan -would almost
doublo tbs expenses of collecting, with,
In my opinion, no Important recom
pense. The situation la not so bad as it
appears, however. A large part of the
delinquent list Is made up of taxey on
personal property exclusively. Our law
exempts nothing and as a result many
of the njMessors get property on the
books the taxes on which caix rar be
of the Mormon faith. It has led to dls- jjfl
closures that have pained every honest :jH
S. Patriarchs of the church have H
been held up to ridicule. Witnesses 1 H
have been obliged to choo'Se between the ' H
sin of perjury, as known to the civil H
law, and the crime of disclosing objlga- , H
tlons and confidences believed by them , H
to bo the most sacred of secrets. H
9. Reed Smoot's ambition has , H
brought more suffering to hla people
than the work of every opponent of tho hi
church ln the land. H
10. Reed Smoot's ambition has be- i JH
ccme a frenzy, the like of which and H
the destructive forco'of which, was nev- 1 H
er cquajled by the ambition of any man H
In the history of tho Republic ! H
11. Reed Smoot, to be tho boss of , H
politics ln Utah, has not only centered 1 T'H
the fire of all opponents on his church, i H
but he has plied proof on top of proof ' H
for the use of those who would check- , H
male him. H
12. To prove he Is a boss he secured IH
the nomination of a practically un- J H
known and inexperienced man to be tho H
Executive of the State. , H
13. To provo he has political power J llH
he has contracted with a former bitter '
foe to himself and to his people, for tho H
price of personal assistance, to mako H
him a Senator of the United StateB, j H
while former Gentile friends of tho , H
church long-standing friends were H
set aside as so many tin soldiers. , H
H. R.eed Smoot's election was tha H
cause of a greater national disturbance JH
than anything of a civil character in a i H
lifetime. His effort to secure a foot- H
hold at Washington has brought moro H
annoyances to the President of the ' H
United States and to membera of Con- ' ,H
cress than anything before it. It has 1 H
already cost tho country a great for- J H
tunc; 5100,000 will hardly cover tho cost i H
of the Investigation. JH
Bffore Reed Smoot was elected tha H
country was in a fair way to become H
reconciled to tho belief that the Utah . H
situation would be worked out satlsfac- H
torlly by the people most interested. It ' H
was felt that while there are evils here, H
the leaders of the church had been giv- H
en sufficient example of the temper of H
the people in the Roberts case to not do
a thing that might again provoke an H
But the country had not heard from H
Reed Smoot. Through his election all H
the old animosities were aroused. Thoy H
are kept alive by his brazen effrontery. H
Reed Smoot never seems to sec tho H
propriety side of tho question. With H
bulldog tenacity he holds onto tho prize H
while he sees his peoplo made the H
scapegoats for all things the oppo- H
nents of the church regard as hateful. ! H
He holds before himself the Mormon I H
church; and he stands behind Mormon H
leaders and sees them pelted and mu- H
tllated while, with inexpressible cun- !H
rung, ho escapes the more vigorous at- JH
With almost glecfulness he cries to H
.the country, "They never touched me!"
His friends boast that he grows fat in H
spito of the disclosures of the inquiry! 1H
Reed Smoot's biographer says ho is H
one of "tho heroes and heroines of a IH
higher type who have been and are
willing to sacrlfico fortune and Ufa for
the- sako of their religion."
What has Reed Smoot sacrificed?
Has he not in fact been the sacrlficcr?
v What has Reed Smoot done and what I IH
Is he now doing, that is not im- j
measurably hurtful to his church and 1
to Ills people?
Has be not ovaded arduous mission- I
ary duties? His biographer says so.
Has ho not been a wrecker from tho (
tlmo his ambitions were first known?
Is ho not now pursuing a path that is j
strewn with the shattered fortunes of j
others and with tho sorrowing faces of
tho peoplo who havo so blindly served j
Honor bright, Mormons of Utah, la(
tills sketch not a truo one?
Docs Reed Smoot's record pleaso you? I
Has tho purpose of Smoot to be a (
leader ln politics been worth tho cost to' ' mt
collected. But our tax collections are I .
coming In very' well this year, sUghtly , IH
better than for some years past," i
A CIVIL WAR CAPTAIN
Talks to tho Point 1 H
"Until about two yoora ago I had had H
piles for about thirty years, at timoa H
bleeding and vary painful. I got a fifty- H
cent box of Pyramid Pllo Curo at the i H
drug store, and used It and was entirely H
cured; got another box In caso I nocded H
It, and as tho piles did not return ln six H
months I gavo tho remedy to a friend of H
mlno who wanted tho doctor to oporato H
to curo him. My friend said ho would I H
uso tho 'pyramids' but ho knew they I H
would do him no good', but they cured I jH
hlra of piles bf twenty-flvo years' stand- jH
Ing. I am frco from piles today, and H
havo boon slnco using Pyramid Pllo Cur. ( H
I was Captain In tho Civil War." James I H
Adams, Soldiers' Home. Cal. H
Tho majority of peoplo labor under tho H
impression that an operation is necessary H
In sevcro caso3 of plies, or hemorrhoids, jH
and aro very skeptical rogardlng tho rem- jH
cdlal virtues of any medicinal compound.
Testimony liko tho above should certain- i H
ly havo a tendency to dispel this lmprcs- H
slon, although it is odd that such a ful- 1 ;H
lacy should prevail, and still moro odd H
that so many people should think an op;
oration effects a permanent curo, whero- J
as tho contrary Is moro dftcn tho caso. )
Wo advlso sufferers from this painful
complaint to buy a fifty-cont packago of
Fvramld Pllo Curo at any drug store and IM
try it tonight.
Those lriterc3tcd can not bo too strongly
urged to write Pyramid Drug Co.. Mar
shall, Mich . for th.'Ir llttlo book descrlb
lnp tho causes and curo of Piles, as It
contains valuable Information, and Ls sent I .
free for tho usklnir.