Newspaper Page Text
TAii: irrt THE SALT LAkX TKIliUXR Saturday MuI;.xilo, S)'-mmu
Issued every morning by Snlt I.ako Trib
une Publishing Comrany.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Dally nn.l Sunday Tribune, one week J .
Dally and Sunday, on" month
Hally ,inr1 Sunday, two months f
Dally nml Sunday, three month
Dulls and Sunday, ona yea on
Sunday Trlliuno, one year tV)
Sunday Trllun. Fix months . rjn
fceml-AVeokh- Tribune, on r-" "ilir
All remlttnneeB and business lW
should he sddresssQ to
SALT T.AKK T UT BTJN1E WB CO.
Salt T.nkn City. Utah.
S. C. Eerkwlth. Pprelal Agency Sole
Rnatern Advertising Airent. Baatern of
fice. room1' 43 to CO, Inclusive, Tribune
uiidlnc. New Torli Weatern office, dw
M? Tribune Building, Chicago.
No communication tn relation to publi
cation In or business Tor The Tribune
Should be addressed to nnv Individual or
Officer of this corporation. Matter relat
ing to publication should be addressed to
'he Editor of The Tribune nnd communl
rntlons relative to subscriptions nnd nd
vertlslnc and ofhr business should be nd
dressed to S.ilt I.nke Tribune Publishing
Entered at the rostofflce or FiU Iake
City rs fecond-class matter.
Tribune Telephone Numbers.
Boalneaa Office Bell, MQ
. Independent. J)
Editorial Rooms Bell, SM-S rings
H . Independent, MO-S rlnrs
Mr. I.lppmnn ... Bell, Sfir.
Colonel Nelson Bell. 619
Saturday, December 31, 1904.
H Will vnu peek enlovrnent on New
Tear's day. or will you po tn church''
Speaklnp of religion classes, you can
H pec a large one when the members) of
B the Legislature line up
H; It Is understood that Apostle Taylor
H Is not ono of those to be subpoenaed
H for the defense In the Smnnt case
H When the old ear die.", many, as
H urunl. will have a feeling of sorrow,
H just for the purpose of drowning It.
B Banker Bchettler is perfectly willing
H to give hi creditors1 any property he
B has left, if his wives do not want 1U
B Mr Sutherland feels justified In Jay-
B Ing that the coming year will be a great
1 j one for T'tah, as he expects to be
K L elected.
B When Judge Pnrt h returns he will
H have Important information for the
H , guidance of the legislators in electing
V ,' h Senator.
Sanpete and Sevier formers made the
mi?xaKe oi j'lamung iu mil-; murui uci-is
without seeking permission from the
I Besides, the Hon Reed Smoot knows
' that the Hon. George Sutherland is a
I good man for the Senate, because he
5 once lived in Provo.
When Receiver Anderson presents his
bill In the Schettler bank case, he will
be too generous, we feel sure, to maka
! a charge for those tears.
T'hauncey Depew finds the Joke In the
New York Senatorial contest one of the
rbest he has heard of, it being on the
f crowd that opposed him.
If Professor Tanner could be Induced
to go to Washington, he could tell the
committee It is all a mistake to think
that polygamy hi objectionable.
Things that seemed difficult when, a
year ago, you planned to do them dur
ing 1004, did not give you much trou
ble, after all. as you didn't do them.
Superintendent Nelson must, of
course, expect to see his judgment dis
credited, when he persists in recogniz
ing the supremacy of man-made law.
hen the time crimes for cutting
things out of appropriation bills, Gov.
Cutler will, no doubt, find It handy to
have a pair of shears from the store.
But the Hon. Arthur Thomas must
admit that he is intimately acquainted,
with a man who would have made a
much better Senator than Reed Smoot.
I Rut as the law sayc that a Senator
I shall be elected by the Legislature,
how can Mr. Sutherland expect to get
a seal if he is elected merely by Apos
Toung ladies being much like other
people in the matter of deferring im
portant things, there will, no doubt, be
a rush to propose during these last
1 leap year hours.
Postmaster Thomas is doubtless wlll
I ing to say that he has such confidence
in Senator Smoot that he would accept
from the Senator an indorsement for
another postoffice term.
Colorado detectives will be justly in
dignant if Mrs. Routon comes forward
and Insists that she is alive, after they
havi decldJed that she was the woman
killed on Mount Cutler.
If it had been realized that Superln
t tendent Nelson was so earnestly obe-
I dient to law, he would have found it
J rather diflV ull to secure renominatlon
B in the Smoot convention.
Apostle Penrose would, no doubt, feel
hurt if P' riator Smoot should nay he
thought Brother Penrose, at the time
of his election to the apostkshlp, was
nothing but a monogamist.
When the devout President Seegmll-
I ler was shown that he was doing wrong
I tn helping his people instead of pro-
tnotlng the sugar Interests of the hier
archy, what could ho do but reform''
REBELLION AGAINST REBELS.
From the midst of many letters of
lomim ndntion, comes one rather bitter
communication to The Tribune asking:
"Why should any one rebel against the
Mormon religion, which after ill Is as
t.ood as any other religion?"
So far as The Tribune is aware no
One is raising any rebellion against the
Mormon religion; but there is a grow
ing resistance from within against
liiose words and deeds of the church
hierarchy, which, without being a nec
essary part of any religion, are called
the faith or creed of the people In or
der that the leaders may shelter them
Belves behind a cry of religious perse
cution. And It is lime that such rebellion oi
resistance should occur.
Th- Mormon people, speaking of them
In the mass, do not desire controversy
with the people of the United States.
Their hope Is to live uiKn terms of fra
ternity with their fellow citizens of thij
Republic! enjoying -ill th rights, nh-
erliis, immunities and opportunities
which are vouchsafed under our form
of government, p.nd holding fast to the
blesslne; of Statehood which came to
them after long proscription and strife
Apparently t!v hierarchy does not dc
r re thU peace with the Government.
The defiant attitude assumed by lead
ers at Washington nnd here would In
dicate that they prefer warfare with
the Government. It may be that they
kave opened up this controversy be
cause of mere recklessness and folly,
iiie to then own determination to be a
law unto themselves; or It may be that
they are acting upon a studied purpose
to keep their people at war with the
rest of the world so that they can the
more completely hold them In subjec
tion All those Who like this militant plan
of the leaders will submit to It; perhaps
many who do not like It. will submit
rather than to appear In opposition to
t be I hurch leaders.
Rut many of those members of the
hurch who do not believe in this spirit
of warfare, who do not recognize the
light of the leaders to overthrow reve
lation at tlK-ir own whim and to grat
ify th-jlr own Dersonal Inclination,
those who believe with President Wil
ford Woodruff that peace is better than
conflict, may refuse to follovs the for
sworn leaders into this contention
; gainst their beloved country, and
may therefore be called rebels against
Is it any worse for them to rebel
agaln8t the present hierarchy than for
that hierarchy to rebel aga'nst the
"laws of Goel and man" "
THE NEWS MIXES IT UP.
The Iiesnrei News does to II. .w. 11 a
foolish Injury in answering The Trib
unes question. ' Where does Howell
The News says, with supposititious
smartness: "Not 'upon the order of
your going' or saying. '
As usual the News mixes It up. In
stead of giving any enlightenment to
th- public, it only haves poor Howell
In a more doubttul position than that
which he previously occupied.
The question was not lightly asked;
nor will the people of Utah be content
With any silly answer that the News
Reed Smoot has declared that If he
sball be expelled from the Senate all
other Mormons will be thereby ex
cluded from Congressional place; the
Deseret News stands on this doctrine,
and it is using It as a whip to lash Its
dupes Into a plate of danger In front
of the law -defying hierarchy; but the
public does not know exactly whether
Howell takes this imbecile view of the
case or not. And the absurd answer of
the News makes the obscurity even
darker than it was before,
Where does Howell stand ? That Is
an important question In T'tah Impor
tant for the Hon. Joseph Howell, and
for all the people who belong to the
church of which he Is a member and of
which Reed Smoot is one of the hie
rarchy. If Howell thinks that no Mormon can
sit In t'ongress if Reed Smoot shall be
expelled, he may find some convenience
in keeping his trunks packed.
TO DEAL WITH THE TRUSTS.
Mr. James R. Garfield, Commissioner
of the Bureau of Corporations In the
Department of commerce and Labor,
has mude a suggestion of distinct value
on the trust question), It Is that corpo
rations doing an interstate or a foreign
business shall be required by Congress
to take out a license, paying therefor a
sum that would amount to a fran
chise tax. Probably, under the general
Constitutional grant of power to Con
gress to regulate Interstate and foreign
commerce, the courts would affirm the
validity of any reasonable statute re
quiring that such license be obtained by
corporations doing such business.
Conservative minds are uncertain
with respect to the Constitutionality of
the further suggestion that corporations
doing an interstate or foreign business1
should be iequlred to take out articles
of Incorporation under Congressional
law. Rut it being conceded that the re
quirement of a license would be valid,
and the Constitutional grant of author
ity to Congress to regulate In such casts
being so broad and unreserved, It would
seem that a law requiring corporations
which do an Interstate or foreign busi
ness also to incorporate undtr Natienul
law as well as to take out a Federal li
cense, should be valid.
But the settlement of such questions
as this must be graduul. The way to
r- ;u n the proper solution Is by BUC es
slve and deliberate steps, getting the
light of judicial Interpretation as these
steps are taken. If Congress should
enact the license obligation, and that
is found valid, then the way would be
open for further legislation'. And In
that case U would appear that Commis
sioner Garfield hail contributed a real
and practical Initiative In the final so
lution of the great trust question.
AMENDE WATER CONTRAC IS.
The amendments to the water op
tions a-greed to by the farmers at their
Joint meeting with the city authorities
on Thursday, foreshadow concessions
In the contracts, and go far toward ellm
Inntlns objections toward the pending
water proposition. The quantity of wa
ter to be furnished by the city in ex
change is limited to a given figure, and
the amount is reduced 1' 1 also
agreed that the city shall not be liable
to damage suits on account of any fail
ure to supply water but that the sole
penalty shall be the retaking of the
can on water. The method of appoint
ing the water commission is also ma
terially amended In the Interest of fair
ness, by providing not us before that
the farmers shall appoint the third
member, but that he shall be named
by the Governor within certain easily
Compiled with restrictions.
1 he modlficnllona cannot fall to be of
convincing effect on the point that the
farmers are disposed to meet fairly the
requirements of the situation, with the
reservation of provisions which th y
consider to bo absolutely essential to
their Security. It Is quite natural that
they should be rigid on this point.
Which they consider vital. Thej al
ready have and enjoy the canyon vva
ti r. The city seeks to get that wnt'T,
offering canal water In exchange The
farmers agree, on terms stated, but re
serving the power to retake the can
yon water if the canal supply falls
That is the nub of the whole matter
It seems to us that this Is all the city
could reasonably expect, but the de
tails should be made ns reasonable and
mutually accommodating as possible
This Is s matter of adjustment, and the
meeting of Thursday shows that the
farmers ire not the Irreconcllablea
they have been represented to be. The
city Is valuable to them; and as it
grows and thrives so w ill they become
better situated, and be speeded along
the road to competence.
With a feeling of mutual good will
there is no doubt but that the rough
edges on both sides can be smoothed.
Wltlj the actual delivery of the needed
water through the . mil, .-is the City
proposes to make by improving the
canal bed and clearing out obstruc
tions, the doubt of the city's ability to
deliver It must disappear, and the dan
ger of retaking the canyon water will
There is no doubt that the effect of
Thursday's meeting will be favorable
upon the bond proposition In the minds
of the voters upon the question in this
dty, and that the prospect of the bonds
belnr; voted is materially enhance, bj
the modifications made.
HOW THE CHURCH GOUGES.
In this Issue Is a startling commu
nication signed "A Mormon." The wri
ter In a well-known man In this com
munity That he does not overstate the case
Is known to ever' reader of his faith.
During fifty years the Mormon
preachers have made much ridicule of
the plate-passing and the petty collec
tions and the donation parties and the
pew-rent which were features in other
churches; and thy have boasted that
under their system the child of God
merely gave back a tithe, one-tenth, of
that Which the Lord bestowed upon
him, and that this one-tenth nap uti
lized for, and was amply sufficient for,
the church work of the cause of God
upon the face of the earth And now,
as shown by a Mormon, whose name. If
given, would be a sufficient guaranty
of his know ledge for he has had part
in the work for many years the pres
ent chureh hierarchy takes one entire
tenth, and then it begins about where
other churches begin to make collections
for church purposes Am Btated by our
correspondent, the present method re
sults' in more grumbling, more objec
tions, more complaints, more actual in
surrectionary feeling among the mem
bers of the Mormon church than are to
bl found among the members of any
other denomination In the Christian
In ever)' other sect or denomination,
a man ha9 the right to say what he will
do for the cause. The present hierarchy
of the hurch does not accord to him
any such authority. The exactions are
fixed upon him practically as com
mands; and, notwithstanding the re
peated assurance of thf hierarchy and
its organ that the contributions of the
Individual member are voluntary, i he
individual member understands thut he
gives them under command and that he
neglects to give them at his peril.
A STAR WITNESS.
The church organ attempts to east
discredit upon a special dlpatrh from
Washington, published in The Tribune
yesterday morning That dispatch
spoke of Hon. Arthur L Thomas, post
master of this City, as being the ex
pected star witness of the Smoot de
fense. The News7 gets up a ponderous anony
mous Interview to cast discredit on the
authenticity of the dispatch; and, In ad
dition, publishes a statement from Hon
Waldtemar Van Cott to the effect that
It was Impossible for The Tribune's cor
respondent to get the name of any wit
ness for the defense.
And then the News shows that its
criticism is all a fake by publishing In
Us own account of this matter the name
of Arthur L. Thomas as one of the pros
It doesn't make any difference whether
The Tribune roi Its Information through
channels known u the Ne vu or not, the
Information came honorably to an honorable-
newspaper correspondent at
Washington it was wired in the usual
( ourse of his day's work and was pub
lished in the usual course of the flaj B
n rWS-giving. It was and Is a fact, un
less the Smoot people chango their
minds, that they rely more largely
upon the testimony of Arthur L
Thomas ih.m upon that of any other
man to protect Apostle Smoot from the
vengeance of the country.
At the same time, Hon. Arthur L.
Thomas may have an unpleasant quar
ter of an hour in explaining his own
written and spoken complaints; which,
If I hey wv-re true when w ritten or
Spoki tl, are true now when the situa
tion Is infinitely worse than It v;is
The hierarchy teaches union when it
wants to unite its people for its advan
tage, But If anybody doubts the ability and
inclination of the hierarchy to teach
disunion and to utilize Its effectn, let
him just take a "look see" at the situ
ation In Sanpete and Sevier counties
All t lie farmers of those two adjoin
ing countli a constituting one agricul
tural belt, were united in a determina
tion to have n rugar factory. Meetings
we're held, committees appointed, con
tractS signed, and finally the town of
Gunnison wns selecterl as being the
most central and advantageous point for
the site of the factory. T'pon the loca
tion at Gunnison, In Sanpete county,
all were agreed
Promptly the hleran try, which teaches
the value of union, demonstrated Its
knowledge of the unvalue of disunion
by coaxing away a part of the farmers
through Its promise to build a factory
at Richfield So far as reported, the
part of the farmers thus led away con
sist only of the president of the Sevier
stake of Zlon, who lives at Richfield,
In Sev ier county, but w ith his eeclt slas
tlcal and business opportunities com
bined, and with the selfish arguments
which ho can adduce, he will probably
be able to wreck the w hole situation.
The hierarchy Is only in favor of
union when that union Is In favor of
the hierarchy's purposes.
THE FORCES OF CIVILIZATION.
The church organ has a system of
logic of Its own.
It pretends to stand upon the ground
that there is nothing objectionable in
the Mormon faith or practice, that it
Is of all holy things, the holiest, having
come direct by revelation from the
And yet: Thursday night s Issue of
the News contained the following sen
tence, quoted from Senator Stephen B
Elklns of West Virginia- "We may
b kfely trust the forces of civilization to
imt un end to all that is objectionable
in the Mormon system." The remarks
of Senator Elklns cner much more
ground, and would seem to Indicate
that he does not believe that any dras
tic remedy is required to meet the- sit
uation. But the News In commending
his general utterances, says; ' This
view will be Indorsed by all who have
ever so little of the spirit and wisdom
of Gamaliel In them." If the News
means anything. It must be that there
Is something objectionable in the Mor
mon system which Is to be ended by
the forces of civilization.
The News would not for a moment
agree with The Tribune, and yet Tine
Tribune will agree with the News. The
forces of civilization will put an end to
nil that Is objectionable In the Mormon
system. The forces of civilization
thought that they had accomplished
this desired end on a previous occa
sion; and the w hole ejuestlon was sup
posed to be settled. But these forces
did not take Into full account the in
clination of the News to disorganize, to
apostatize from its promise to the
country, to heap ignominy on the
heads of w ives and children and on the
graves of the great leaders who had
made an honorable settlement of their
differences with the people of the Uni
Th5 next time the "forces of civiliza
tion put an end to the objectionable
features of i he Mormon system' these
forces must be quite certain that the
supreme control of this community by
the News and Its owners is also ended.
iiiiman iiiii iisiiii'1 iwnii liiiiii sjiiis'ijh
S. D EVHNS, j
1 Undertaker 4 Embalms.-.
Open All Night. Tel. 364.
TEL. 162. 211 STATE ST. I
IPirlCES Nightr-asc, 60c. Wc.
rix,VL Matinee Bo
MATINEE TODAY AT 2:15 P. M
TONIGHT and Monday Night.
Matinee Monday at 2.15.
The Sensational Scenic Melodrama,
"The Sidewalks ofiNhwYork"
A Story of Intense Heart Interest.
"THE FATAL WEDDING."
Vomiiitf: Prank James in
"TUB FATAL SCAR "
Gflv Sjp)ek! fen S&alsiyo
Odds and end--, broken line? and flzes In ladles' kid gloves
black, white brown, tan and red, targe and small slsss (g(gjJUiyS
or.lv Sum, $i. and Sl.r.O quality closing out at. a pair
Ladies superior cashmere silk lined gloves, in black, gray g? (QQTjfg
and mode, regular 11 -5, for
Ladled mocs gloves, lined and uniinod a swell lper g 71
Kl.ave In bro.vn. rdv black and modes. 11.76 and SZ.00 ) J 0(JJ
grades at ' '
w Eiaftir Stek If
AT MALI? PIECE 8
Vjk II About fifty Jackets are reduced
Jpjfpi' one-half from original prices all
M'hA- styles-all prices.
dt:Im. llljSff Broken lines of Silk Skirts,
SfHgclP mostly light colors, at half prices.
toys9 OvwQMits smii GhW Coatts ml
All broken linos The pritfs run from ?4.0O to $15.00
S;il- price one-fourth of these.
An exoulslte line. Priced from $1 85 yk
The miii ne pros-grained, India Wj Sfcc8k;
filk and twilled roods In white and Vlj mBHm
colors, sls 9 from 12 to 16. These bon- f j
nets ra ige In price from 35c to f.r half s.itfXW'' ifiSv-
! ii" ' ii. 's Large nnd beautiful as-
irassQD&g JteB&0 IFUIRS-l!flP 1151
Tew eiderdown short dressing Jackets. . o . n cc
Mm Ira. n n a J)
M!HgaJ S3) wm
ANGORA CAPS, SUITABLE FOR
SZATINO.HEBVCEDra0Me5CT0 gjg tggjfflft.
fTftivv ' ' All-wool twilled flannel waist; tucked
JfytfT V rt front and back; buttons to match;
u V :V Va red- blftck, blue and brown; some
If v v (for Qr military effects with brass but-
''' j t0nS P001"' re&umr 91 95 for--
HtardtoiQ Ltos if WsM &&
. BUT Wee,
FRENCH FLANNELS. CHALLIE, BATISTE, BRILLIANTINE. All
styles. Some are Scotch plaids In flannels and brilliantine.
Flanelee Night Gov, rtU up JSWSSSt'SS
to 85 cents, for 50 ents. prices.
$3 bMH :?l a "appy new yeas1
J--JgeH , for vo and vours If ou j
w'A TjSSKrSBTOl '' aUpplle1 with ont" of our fln "ne of
V tfSKSpflt 1 l Planos If you an not fortunate enough
UirV'Sii V!H ri ' haV? ne' Cri11 an'! we w111 ta!k tno
V V Jv7-Wffi P?" ""'lU-r mer Wlth you- Tbe riht ki"d
I. I '-yr-WjJ) of treatment nt-
; Jf'r) Vansani 4 Chamberlain !
Vl 31 and 53 Main St
Diamond Work, B
Watch Work, f
"A Stitch 1
S spnt at the starling JM
COld for a box of
5 Cold Tablets!
LA M '' ' times thijl
W a bad e.-dd UsbibbbI
W 't.e critliH
S Druehl & FrankeJ
tfc Southeast Corner Main JH
Third South Streets, SdtH
'Phone 100. I
Year's Callers, do not OB
look Treating Them with ft
During Our I
January Shoe S
238 AND 240 MAIN sfl
I WHAT S
! month of nrgunient W'
161 MEIGHN ST., I
zZ-'r'ip rflHBBBBT' '
'aa JTt;TH?. p- Y0U'Lnrlj
rS Shoppy I j