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H j THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, THURSDAY MORNING-, DECEMBER 27, 1906.
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H I Thursday, Decerabor 27, 1906
IManv, however, will probably never
learn what all the presents they re
On the morning after, you probabh'
had no 'intention to bo merry on New
; Year's Day, also.
It was a real Christmas pleasure, was
Z. it not, to exhibit the gifts, especially
t the expensive ones?
Governor Cutler, though, can lobk for
his merry time during the session of
the Legislature. n
Even the. stronger toys cannot, be
expected to resist the wear and tear of
time much longer,
Christmas lasts longer for ihe post
man than for most persons, and 'ct he
lis not satisfied with it.
Among all the gifts, however, was
seen only here and there the rare one
of a contented ppint.
.Perhaps the Democratic leaders are
i waiting to adopt their good resolutions
against church interference on New
Among the various projects in tho
'railroad line for Utah, are a number
for railroading things through the Leg.
As you feel now, if you make am
good resolutions, one of them will un
doubtedly relaie to tho art of gift
Now many who have been engaged
in buying pretty things can give -their
artistic sense a rest and do some hus
tling for coal. ,
. Among those who might -with profit
adopt a good resolution or two during
the coming week, arc tho owners of
Some men who were presented with
bottles of liquor by dealers maj- bo
ungrateful enough to swear off on the
first of the year.
The time will come, though, when
most, people will agaiu look ' forward
with a feeling of gladness to the com
ing of Christmas.
x- San Francisco will have to admit
that the smnll town of Brownsville has
,' become its formidable rival for the at
? ' ( teution of tho President.
; Members of tho Legislature interested
I ,i in knowing what they are, going to do
- nt the coming session, will bo glad to
El , liear more from Col. Loose.
Ii Mr. Joseph is not rcafly to say who
I 1 will be speaker, but he will consider
I requests of members for committee po
I . sitions in their proper order.
By bringing on a snowstorm and a
frecze-up. our weather makers would
1 probably make a hit with many boys
Hltf and those who do not like mud.
Hl As Congressman Howell goes to Pana-
B i ma as the guest of tho canal commis-
j sion, he will sec at a glnnce that the
K! work is being done in a perfect manner.
H Many a wife, no matter how many
ne presents she received from her
Bj husband, will probably feel liko com-
plaining, an usual, when he happens
Hj ' to br unkind again.
Vj J Nevertheless, country members know
H v of one great measure, they are going. to
H : ;
put through tho Legislature, of their
own accord, the bill making appropria
tions for roads and bridges.
IT IS AMERICAN.
Some of the country press of Mor
mon affiliation are yolping about the
great progress which Salt Lake has
made since tho "American part' ticket
fuiled of election this fall."
What nonsenscl Of course Sail. Lako
is advancing advancing wonderfully
since last November; but also Salt Lake
has been advancing nnd advancing
wonderfully since n year ago last No
vember. The great movement for tho
progress of this city began with the
public announcement which went out
to all the world, that this municipality
was to be, by the free choice of a freo
citizenship, under American party rule.
That advancement has not boon stayod,
nor will it be stayed; for American citi
zens are conscious of the benefits and
they realize the reasons therefor.
Just one indisputable proposition
demonstrates the wholo case: In tho
months immediately preceding the or
ganization of thd American party, peo
ple were leaving Salt. Lake is shoals.
A prominent citizen and profes
sional man not belonging to tho
American party stated to The
Tribune in the winter of 1004-05
that in just one month of tho
preceding summer (and before tho or
ganization of the American party, al
though ho had forgotten the fact)
fort3-five families of good citizens had
left Salt Lake to find a place of peace.
That was the condition during the un
disputed hierarchical sway in this com
munity. Men and monoy were not
coming to us; and much money and
many men were going from us. But.
as soon as American citizens learned
that the people had been aroused in
their niajest" to overthrow un-American
conditions, those who were here de
termined to stay and those who wanted
to be here determined to come; and
the result is a prosperity the like of
which this community never before ex
perienced. Snlt Lake City is still un
der American rule. The American party
lost nothing at the election last No
vember. The hicrarchs had previously
controlled Salt Lake county, and they
continued to control the county. The
American party was in control of Salt
Lake City, and it cast an increased
plurality vote within this city at tho
If put to a secret vote, thebusiness
men of this community would testify of
their own knowledge that American
party rule is the sponsor for American
progress in this community.
ROOT'S TRUE MEANING.
As the smoke of the conflict over
Secretary Root's speech rolls away, it
is seen that, the portions of it which
caused the .commotion were more n
the nature of a warning than of ag
gression. His jdea was, not to ob
literate State lines, but to spur the
States on to the enactment of reason
able and beneficial legislation. He
did nor. mean to assert the National
power to encroach upon the rightful
local power of the States, but to urge
j the States to do what they can for the
Thus, the pressure for the National
control of corporations arises from the
fact that tho States do nothing in
the charters which they grant to
prevent overcapitalization, extortion,
and other abuses. There is no effect
ive provision, as a rule, against im
position, graft, unfair combinations,
and undue intrusions into the do
mains of other Slates by corporations
enfranchised by any State. It is truo
that it may be difficult for a Staie to
fully guard against, abuses and the op
pressions imposed upon the people
of other States by the corporations
which it creates. But no attempt lias
thus far been made by any State to pre
vent such abuses, nor to control in a
reasonable manner the corporations
1 which it authorizes to do business all
over the country. There is no require
ment of sworn reports in detail; there
is no provision to punish for perjury
the making of false reports; there iB no
prompt method of dissolving such
corporations when they betray the trust
reposed in them. So thore has grown
up a sentiment in the country at large
in favor of making tho Nation the
custodian of the power, in cases
where the operations of the fran
chise extend into two or more States.
This sentiment includes railroad com
panies, and legislation has recently
been enacted as to them in accord with
the general popular sentiment. It ex
tends to banks of issue, and theee are,
and for many 3'ears have been, under
National control. It extends to in
surance compnnies, both life and fire,
but so far no National statute has re
quired either of these claeses of
corporations to take out National
charters, and there are grave doubts
whether it is in the power of Congress
to extend jurisdiction over them,
though the life insurance abuses and
lootings show how ineffective the
State supervision has proved. It is
true that New York has recently
passed strict laws governing the life
insurance business, but the companies
doing this business can at anj' time
get out from the jurisdiction of these
laws when they find them in tho
way of plots and schemes, by moving
their headquarters to some other State.
And though fire insurance companies
have escaped the fierce scorching that
life insurance companies have been
subjected to, their oppressive increases
in insurance rates and the failure of
so man' companies to meet their San
Francisco obligations have created a
feeling for their regulation also under
Tho matter of pure food is one which
one would Bupposo could be effectively
dealt with by the States. To be Bure,
STOP DESTRUCTION OP BUSINESS INTERESTS.
One of tho church agencies hero Jlics into a fib of passion be
cause tho New York Times, in speaking editorially of tho Smoot
case, says: "Undoubtedly a hierarchy of polygamists nnd criminals
ought not to constitute one of the United States. But it does."
' With the usual fatuous obstinacy or the self-deluded polygu
mists and their allies, the hierarchy and their creatures attribute
this severe judgment of tho New York Times to uuything but tho
real cause. Primarily they charge that tho accusation mado by tho
New York paper is because of the influenco spread by tho Salt
Lake Tribune. Gratifying as this high coinplimont is under ordi
nary circumstances, candor as well aa honest modesty compels Tho
Tribuno to disavow tho flattery in this particular case. By tho way,
what becomes of the iufluence of the church organ and the Gontilc
journalistic agencies of tho Mormon church? They are admitting their
own weakness and unreliability when they assumo that The Trib
uno alone carries more power and more conviction to tho minds of
tho people of the United States than all tho church organs, agen
cies and hired liars combined. hi a general sense probably that
is truo of The Tribune, but in this particular case the responsi
bility for tho conclusion reached by the Now York Times is with the
hiorarchs and polygamists themselves. Tho horrifying testimony
given by Joseph F. Smith and other Mormon loaders on the wituoss
stand at Washington, concorning their political authority and thoir
continued polygamous living, was of itself sufficient to convince tho
New York Times that Utah is ruled by a polygamous hierarchy call
ing itself a church. That eminent Now York papor did not need
to consult tho files of the Salt .Lako Tribune. Tho official report
of tho proceedings in the Smoot caso is ample authority for the
statement that the Mormon leaders dominato tho affairs of Utah;
that they have brazenly broken their promises mado to this Nation;
and that they live in polygamy, and intend to continue to live iu
polygamy. For its own choice of the harsh and sweeping language
with which tho New York Times characterizes this oll'ense
against the decency of the world, the New York Times itself is re
sponsible. Probablv. in any argument on the question, it would
find some evidence in the testimony given by the hicrarchs them
selves before the Seuate Committee on Privileges and Elections
to substantiate the charge.
The church agency demands that a halt be called on this accusa
tion. That is the requirement of theso times that a halt be called.
The Mormon hicrarchs should no longer be pormitted to violate law
and under tho claim that such violation is the practice ,of a religious
faith; no longer should the be allowed to control tho civi affairs
of this Slate and call their control the rule of God over man
kind; no longer should the' be supported in their extraction
of millions from the toil of their suffering peoplo with which to
corrupt Gentile agencies to do their bidding. Yes, it is "time to
call a halt" for the sake of Utah. The influenco of the hierarchs ,
upon the public lifo of this State is in all respects malign.
One single illustration is enough lo show to the business men of 1
Salt Lako City why a halt should be called.
It is due entirely to the Iniquitous efforts of the organ
of the hierarchy that the war on the smelting interests of this
State was made in the courts of the United States. Not having
the smelting interests under their thumb, the determined to subju
gate them by other means. The organ of the church notified the
smelters that if the existing law were not sufficient to suppress
them, additional law would be procured through a hierarch-directed
Legislature. At this very hour of writing Salt Lake City is in
danger of losing two" of the greatest smellers of the world, which
threaten to remove elsewhere.; while it is a well known fact that it
was the hierarchy and their organs .and agents which incited ;the :
paltry agricultural interest to array itself under hierarchical pro
, teciion against the greatest industry of tho State, with the assur
ance to that minor iutorest that it would be supported by nil
the law iu existence, and that new and special laws would be
created to aid it in the conflict.
It would seem a far cry from polygamy to the crushing of the
smelting interest, but all the public affairs arc so interwoven in
Utah with tho selfish lives of the hierarchy that this illustration
serves as well as anv other. They rule, and they rule tyraunously.
They would destroy all things which they cannot control. It is time
that the business men of this community should call a. halt. And
while they are calling, the- should not forget the servile Gentile
allies of the church who are seeking to perpetuate the rule which is
destructive of business interests and is an absolute bar to tho kiud
of American progress which the countr' demands.
the States could not interfere with the
bringing in and the sale of goods in
the original packages; but the moment
those packages are opened and their
contents are offered for sale, the' are
subject to State inspection in the inter
est of the public health, and to con
demnation if they arc found deloterious
thereto or offensive to the senses.
But the States failed to act,, and in the
interest of the public wclfnre the Con
gress took the matter upt and after
many years' effort and discussion,
passed the "Pure Food Bill." But if
the States had exercised their undoubt
ed prerogatives in this matter, and had
enacted and vigorously enforced appro
priate and competent legislation,
there would have boon neither need nor
propriety in Congressional action.
It is this phase of tho big question
that Secretary Root sought to bring
forcibly to tho attention "of the Ameri
can people. He meant to soy, and did
say, that in such cases, when the States
allow their powers to lie in abeyance;
when they create corporations without
easily controlled supervision and ready
check to ravage the communities of
other States, there will be an inevit
able demand for action by the Na
tional Govednmeut, and some way
will be found to exercise National
jurisdiction. This evident fact is
clearly illustrated in the example given
above, in tho passage of the pure food
bill, and it will be seen in other direc
tions, as in the railroad rate act. For,
when the popular demand is strong
enough, and persistent enough, Con
gress will be sure to find some way
to act that will stand the test of tho,
NO BUTTING IN. .
Distinguished divines and eminent
moralists of this country have united in
a protest against atrocities in the Con
go Free State, whero natives are treat
ed as less than brutes of the field.
It is all very well for humanitarians
to engage their personal attention in
the redress of existing wrongs and tho
prevention of such brutalities. But tho
effort to involve our country in- tho
question is one which would better bo
Our own Monroe doctrine is accepted
in its spirit by European nations. Wo
dominate in this hemisphere; we do-not
brook undue interference with the af
fairs of other American republics, and
certainly would resent any interference
or even inquiry by any nation of Europe
info the internal affairs of this nation.
Senator Bacon expressed, by a resolu
tion which he recently proposed in the
Senate of the United States, the ex
actitude of our own Monroo doctrine
when he proposed that tho Senate
should say: "This country has no pur
pose to depart from the traditional
American foreign policy which forbids
participation by the United States in
the settlement of political questions
which are entirely European in their
scope." That resolution was offered in
view of tho imminency of an effort, par
ticularly on the part of Senator Lodge
of Massachusetts, to carry the official
responsibility of this nation into tho
capital of Belgium and the heart of
Just at this present moment the
United States has business of its own
on hand. And junt at this moment it
would better attend lo its own affairs
than to interject itself as an unneces
sary quantity into questions with which
our nntion, as such, can have no direct
No doubt the effort of the leading
publicists of this country prcachors of
international renown, and the great
financiers who have European relations
will be of some avail in mnking in
citment of public sentiment in Europe
against tho frightful barbarities which
are practiced in the Congo Free State.
Acting as individuals these gentlemen
are strictly within thoir right and their
Christian duty; aud acting as individ
uals they doubtless-can accomplish as
much for reform as could be attained
by this nation if we were to attempt
to intervono oven in tho way of ad
vice and in their effort will be no dan
ger of producing international complications.
Tribuno Job Printing -Co. at 66 "VT.
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WOMEN AS EMBASSADORS.
New York World,
Tho decision of tho Storers not to en
gage in a social war with the Prcsidont
is no doubt dictated by a regard for the
nation's best interests.
A salon at the capital in rivalry of
the White House would not only serve
to coalcsco pnrty opposition, but it
would also inevitably causo diplomatic
complications. Would the representa
tive of a friendly power who was per
sona grata on tho Executive tennis
court risk compromising his official rela
tions by drinking tea with the ex-Em-baBBadrcss?
A situation might easily
arise such ns in Franco led Thiers to
intimate that if Lady Granville, wife
of tho British Minister, did not discon
tinue her incivility to Mine Thiers
Lord Granville might bo recalled,
Tho publication of the Rooscvelt
Storcr correspondence has elicited var
ious slighting remarks about "cmbns
sadrcsscs." Tho contemptuous refer
ences of the Bismarcks, father and son,
to "harem politics" and "petticoat
politics" aro recalled. But what is
thero in the feminine temperament, to
prevent tho successful exercise of diplo
macy? Who was the Embassador at
Naples in Nelson's day, Lord or Lady
Hnmilton? Prince Billow has recently
advised nspiring young diplomats to
take as their model Alcibiades, against
whom the Athenians levelled the re
proach of effeminacy.
WOMAN AT HER BEST.
A woman's character and powers are i
finest about forty. ' A woman has I
gained everything at forty and lost
nothing; she is at the full vigor of her
intellectual powprs, she hns acquired
experience and judgment, and is not far
enough away from youth to have be
come unsympathetic even to its wildest
THE GREAT GUEST COMES.
VThile the cobbler mused there passed his
A bestrnr drenched by the driving: rain.
Ho called him In from the stony street
And gave him shoes for his bruised feet.
Tho beggar went and there came a crone
ITcr face with wrinkles of sorrow sown.
,A bundle of fagots bowed her back.
And she was spent with the wrench and
He grave her his loaf, nnd steadied her
As she took her way on the weary road.
Then to his door came n little child,
Lost and afraid In tho world so wild,
In tho big dark world Catching It up,
He gave It milk In the waiting cup,
And led It home to Its mother's arms.
Out of tho reach of the world's alarms.
The day went down In tho crimson west.
And with It tho hope of the blossod
And Conrad sighed as the world turned
"Why Is It, Lord, that your feet delay?
Did you forget that this was the day?"
Then soft In the silence a Voice was
"Lift up your heart, for T kept my word;
Three times I came to your friendly
Three times my shadow was on your
1 was the beggar with bruised feel;
T was the woman you gave to eat:
I was the child on the homeless street."
Edwin Markham In the Delineator.
Via D. & R. G., Dec. 24, 25, 31, Jan. 1.
One single faro for the round trip
between any two points within the
State of Utah only. Final limit re
turning January 7th. Tho Rio Grando
goes everywhere in Utah.
Auditorium Roller Rink for nico
Here and There
MORGAN ROBERTSON'S RABBIT.
The rabbit that is the delight of all
Morgan Robertson's friends ia made
in the following fnshion: Take one
pound of rich New York cream cheese;
break it into small pieces, and melt it in
tho same quantity of milk, to which two
fiat Inblpspooufiilo of corn starch have
already been added. Whon tho cheese
and milk have mingled, ndd two heaping
tabloBpoonfuls of snp snho, or green
cheese, grated, Stir this well into the
mixture, and tho moment it exhibits
any indications of thickening add two
snltspoonfuls of aoda, or salrratns, nnd
let the rabbit cook for a few minutes
longor before pouring it over the hot
toasted bread. As will bo noticed, Mr.
Robertson docs not belicvo in cooking
any of the "higher" seasonings in his
rabbits, but instead he prepares a sauce
compoped of mustard and paprika, and
this is served ns a side dish, that those
who are to ent the rabbit mny use as
much or little aa individual taste may
O'NE OF NATURE'S REMEDIES.
New Orleans . Times-Democrat.
At tho Thanksgiving footbnll game
tho young girl, despito her sable stole,
"That, shiver," said her companion,
a physician, "is nature's method of
warning you. It is nature's preventive
remedy for a cold..
" You soe, tho shiver is nn involun
tary rhythmicnl contraction of the mus
cles, and thoro is nothing like a con
traction of the muscles for raising the
temperature of the body, i
"Thus, when you shiver, nature is
putting you through a little course of
exercise to warm you up, so that you
won't take a cold or a dose of rlieu
matism, or an attack of pneumonia.
When nature shakes you up in this kind- ,
ly way, it is your duty to help her
out by moving briskly about for a while,
thus making absolutely sure your ini- j
niunity from illness.
LIGHT AS A BARRIER.
The Danish government has recent
ly begun, under tho direction of ZU.
Petersen of tho Biological station at
Copenhagen, an interesting effort to
aid the fishermen of the Baltic by pre
venting the migration of eels from
that sea into the ocean. The means
employed is a "barrier of light,"
formed by placing fifty electric Tamns
along a submerged cable between tho
Island of Fano and the const of Fu
nen. The effectiveness of such a
barrier depends upon the fact that the
eels migrate only during the dnrk hours.
Accordingly, ns soon as darkness be
gins, in tho season of migration, the
lamris arc illuminated, and thu3 a wall
of light is interposed from which tho
eels recoil. A similar principle is said
to have been employed from time im
memorial by fishermen on contain parts
of the coast of Italy.
MODERN LUXURIOUS LIVING.
The fact is the laborer of today has
luxuries that neither Queen Elizabeth
nor King George of our grent-grand-fathevs'
time ever dreamed of dally
mail, telephone, street cars, clectriciiv
for domestic purposes, homes well
lighted, well plumbed and well heated,
to say nothing of the thousand and one
articles that we daily use and do not
regard as luxuries for example,
matches. Nowadays contagious diseases
do not devastate our cities, because
State and municipal laws unite to en
force protective sanitation. Never
were homes so clean and well cared for
as by the housekeepers of today
is a very nourishing
an article of diet sdfif
itself, would suppofl
you can feed with jjj5!
to cents a p
I For sale by ar
Miss Effio Pruljj
York sensation, inht
fancy and trick jflj
week, starting M!
ber 24. tfjj-
; Matinee every daK
afternoon 15 centte'1
i Afternoon an
All the latest musi1
to please the moBfc'j
with chapped faco-aisf
Imperial Oream, atfj,
ounce bottle, 3r-
142 Main street. Sj,;
Wholesale an .
259 Main street. Salt',:
Telepfcontt 3 j
a. Ticket No. 577, keld hyi
H "r A XT 1 1
JVlrs. Aveson, JNo.
W Roosevelt Avenue, drew
jf tlie pony and cart. I
MM Mrs. Aveson, accompanied by some of ber neighbors, wS
Msm, down at the store bright and early Wednesday morning, to tell u
WM that she won the pony and cart. ,j
W. . The lady was much elated. Her husband is a laborer, and
works as a brick mason. The couple have two daughters, aged
iand 11 years, respectively. J
Mrs. Aveson, as the number of her ticket indicates, was one
of the earlv purchasers of toys. She says she bought $3.45 wortg
of toj's, on which she paid a deposit of $2.00. She says she onll
received two tickets, however. In reality she was entitled tff
three.' How the error occurred we do not know, but presume th
salesperson handed Mrs. Aveson two tickets upon payment of the
$2.00 deposit. J
It was a happy Christmas at the Aveson home. Mr. Avespi
himself put in the clay getting a stable in condition for mt
occupancy of the pony and cart.
Roosevelt avenue is between 9th and 10th South and betweem
3rd and 4th East. 1