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IS 6 THE SALT LAKE TRIBUTE, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6, 1912. 1
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..Ml Saturday, January G, 1912.
ITJ idcr Hnggard j.s now a baronet.
"But the euius that won the prefcreuue
for him is burnt out.
l?rcsiJcnt Taffc enjoins upon his
friends not to make war on Roosevelt:
he wou 't stand for it. But on 'the
Roosevelt, side it's different.
Carnejric has been "asked" (not
vulearly subpoenaed) lo - appear be
fore tbe House committee investigat
ing the Steel trust. He is the la.i who
ean tell it all.
I The "other man" has appeared in
the ease of Mrs. "Morrow, held for the
murder of licr husband, in Chicago.
.The misery of it all is that there is so
often "the other" man or woman.
What's this? "Woodrovr Wilson re
fuses to be quoted on his views or!
woman suffrage." It must be a mis
take, or Woodrow is losing his grip.
It's a queer thing for him to refuse to
be quoted on anything.
Members of the U. S. Senate have
urbanized a '"possum club. Many peo
ple might justify their opinion that
tbe Senate itself is playing '"possum
when it claims to be alive; which, to
do it iusticc. it seldom does.
New York Tribune: "Organized la
bor leaders instead of aiding are only
impeding the investigation oT tho dyna
mite crimes by the T'cdcral prosecutors.
Is it stupidity or bear?" But what
ever causes it, that, is the worst possible
It is announced by cable that peace
between Italy and Turkey has been
practicljy arranged, and will soon be
announced. .But of course Turkey
must give up Tripoli aud Italy keep it,
Anv other outcome would be not oril
a farce, but contemptible.
Colonel Roosevelt renews hi? as-,
saults on the courts and judges, hold
ing that thev have "usurped power"
belonging to the people. .But how is it
"possible for the pcoplo to exercise
their judicial power except by judges
and through the courts
Yuan-Shi-Kai seems a brilliant suc
' :3ss iu forcing mouc3' from the ruling
H -dynasty in China. He lets the royal
BH family know that it is put up or got
HI out. And so, the Kmpress Dowager
Hj shelled out nearly four tons of gold.
H) It was a masterly stroke; and now that
the sinews of war are had, the J'ightiug
"'M begins anew.
H The exports of the U. S. Dcparl-
b mcnt of Agriculture have discovered a
SI parasite that destroys the white fly.
Wm a pest which has proved destructive iu
HJ - tho oningo grove? of California and
!jH ' Florida. Goodl And now may wc hype
'H that gome cradicator of the alfalfa
9m weevil may bo found that will do its
Hj perfect work.
I Tbe "headquarters", of the Ananias
Club has bulging walls, and needs
them. Which suggests the warning
that even though the illustrious
Colonel should bv craft and guile get
the nomination for the President-, it'
all the members of that club should
work, and' vote against him, he would
have no chance -t all to win the clcc
Bryan.aleo, as well as Koosnvr.lt,
cocs on the primary ballot in Nc
bra ska as a candidlc for President.
And. though both "discourage" the use
of their names iu this connection, that
diseourgement does not in the least
diminish tho zeal of their friends, who
assume that as a mat lor of courso thy
"discouraging" is the baldest hypocrisy.
I From all over tho continent comes
the word that the festivities on feeing
the old. year out and the new year in
wap a champagne debauch. "But little
.' besides champagne " is the general re
port. Chicagoans consumed tS.OOU
quarts of champagne in the festivities
in that, city. How much of that cham
pagne was "doctored" cider, report
saycth not; but it is safe, to say that
it was a pretty heavy percentage.
Undoubtedly, w'.th the .nrt or
plumbing that is in many residences,
the temptation to let the waler run so
that tho pipes will not freeze, becomes
almost a necessity. Why not have a
plumbing inspector go through the city
and order such reconstruction of the
water pipes in the houses as will rnak.
the shutting off of the water sure, and
not certain to cutall a big plumber's
bill to cefc it Tiinninc again?
IN A DEADLOCK.
Word comes from Washington that
tho conference committees of tho' Sen
ate and the JIou?e arc. hopolofijdy at
odds with regard to the proposed
amendment of Iho, Constitution which
will allow of the popular election of
United Slates Senators. Strangely
enough, l.ho point of difference is one
that is dragged in and not necessar
ily inherent in the popular election it
self; but it arises, iu tho otfort of the
House of Representatives to change the
Constitution in another respect, viz.,
in the way of rclcasiug the Senatorial
elections from all supervision of Con
gress, a. supervision which the Consti
tution as it is, provides.
It is difficult to sec wli3' the House
should wish to change tho Constitu
tion in that respect. Tho popular elec
tion of Senators has nothing whatever
to do with the question of the super
vision of Senatorial elections by Con
gress, iu case such supervision were
necessary, tinder the Constitution the
Congress 6i the United States has gen
eral supervision over the elections,
both of Senators and Representatives.
Accordingly, Congress passed, soon aft
er the war, what was known as the
Force bill, providing for Congressional
control over the eclctious of Represent
atives. The Southern Slates objected
strenuously to this, and finally the law
was repealed. But, no one proposes to
take away from Congress the supervis
ion over the election of Representa
tives. Why, then, should any one seek
to take away from Congress the super
vision of the election of Senators? That
is a wholly different question from tho
popular election of Senators, and has
nothing whatever to do with that prop
osition. The fear expressed by Congressmen
from some Southern States of Congress
assuming jurisdiction over tho elec
tions of Senators, is no more to bo
feared or dreaded than the like as
sumption on the part of Congress over
the election of Representatives. Tho
point at issue, therefore, is one entire
ly irrelevant as to the main question,
and ought never to have been sprung.
3n the meantime, it should be com
fortable to the advocates of the popu
lar election of Senators to know that
an amendmcut to the United Stales
Constitution on this question is not
necessary, since such popular election
is in effect in a large number of States.
It is in effect in Oregon and in
most of the Southern States. It
can be put into effect by any State
that wants it; and so the balking of
Congress on this matter is not a thing
of any particular consequence. When
an amendment of the Federal Constitu
tion is not needed in order to put any
measure or piocccdure iuto effect, why
should there be such "strenuous in
sistence upon that amendment? The
proposal for it has now got lodged on
a snag, and there it might well be
left. The Stales can help themselves
i this matter at .'1113 time they wish;
and that is all that ought lo bo striv
en for b3" anybody. The matter is all
right as it is, and importuning Con
gress to act on this proposition might
as well cease.
I FALSE PEE TENSE IN ECONOMY.
The Democratic ILouso of Represen
tatives is making a bid for the ap
proval of the countr3' on tho pretense
that it, is engaged on a programme of
oconomv which will save the treasury
vast, amounts of mone.y. As a matter
of fact. President Taft. through his
Economy Commission in searching out
places iu the various departments
where inone.v could be saved, ha3 en
forced saving estimated at $25,000,000
I annually for the past two years. This
I is a tine record, one that is entitled to
I large recognition 1)3' the public. It is
a saving that, counts, because the pub
lic service is not injured b.y it, and be
cause the saving is actual and not
But the House of Representatives
shows small and mean-spirited a
Democratic paper in the ISasl calls it
"churlish" ideas of what economy
ought to be. One uf the items in this
churlish ccononi3' is the cutting ofl." of
$22u.000 for tins Tariff Board, which
has probabl.y boon tho best aipl most
fruitful expenditure that the couutry
has made in many .years. It has
brought forth a report from the Tariff
Board which is illuminating aud, as a
preliminary inquiry into i.hc difference
of cost of various articles iu this coun
try compared with the like cost of
production abroad, that will give the
tariff f ranters ":i surer foundation upon
which to build than the3' have ever
had before. An economy which would
cut off this item would be an economy
comparable with which one could
only suggest the abolition of the public
schools aud the cducationnl system of
the country: for, the report of the
Tariff Board ih I he greatest educa
tional factor in political 0001101113- that
has ever been had for Congress.
Another item whieli the House pro
poses to cut off is the appropriation of
$75,000 for the very Economy Commis
sion through which the President has
been able to save $25,000,000 a year to
the country. This $75,000 alao has
been the best possible sort of ex
penditure, since it has resulted in such
magnificent savings of public money.
Another pioposcd ocouoniy item is
the cutting off of the $25,000 to pay
the President's annual traveling ex
pense?. Here, again, -is the meanest
sort of ccoiioiiu'; for, nothing could
possibly be more advantageous tn the
people than to have, the President
travel as widely as possible, visit as
manv parts of the country as he can
everv year, moot the voters, and in
quire into the workings of tho Fed
eral mtiehiucry, getting suggestions,
criticisms, and ideas from the people
direct. To cut out this item would
put the Prcsideut on tho old basis,
either of having to accopt transporta
tion courtesies from the railroads iu
tho way of special trains, such a?
Roosovolt compromised himself by re
ceiving, or else, compelling tho Presi
dent to stay at home. In our judg
ment, no better uso could be mado of
$25,000 than to apply it precisely as
it has been applied, in inducing tho
President to travel throughout the
couutry and acquaint himself with
conditions and learn the views of the
people direct from their own lip?.
Programmes of economy that would
cut off useful and desirable expendi
tures such as these named comprise not
only false economy, but the worst pos
sible practice, in repressing good work
and advantageous activities.
BEET SUGAR PRODUCTION.
An Eastern paper very justlj sa3'S,
on the question ot1 sugar:
If the United Slates can ial?e all the
stiar it uses. 5100,000.1)00 a year will
bo kept at home, and what some, of the
European countries are doini? In susynr
production should not be loo sreat .1
task for Americans.
It is quite true, of course, that the
United States ought to be able to do
as much as auy couufcrytcau do. The
productive capacity of our population
is greater per capita thau that of an3r
other people in the world; and 3'et
there arc somo things that we lack in,
and one of these things is a sufti
cienc3' of available labor for the beet
fields at present prices. Our cano sug
ar production has probably reached its
limit. The local beet sugar trusts all
over the country, in combination with
the huge sugar trust of tho United
States do not give the sugar-beet pro
ducer a fair show commensurate with
the price of sugar. As an illustration
which wc have often cited, iu the be
ginning of beet production in this re
gion the beet raiser, on turning over
his beets to the sugar factories, would
get a hundred pounds of sugar for his
ton of beets. Now, however, he gets
not to exceed sevent votive pounds and
sometimes less, whereas the price of
sugar has gone from the former $4.50
per hundred to $6 per hundred aud up
wards. If the local sugar trust would
pay the sugar beet raiser in the same
proportion that it paid him in former
times, it would pay $6 per ton for
beets, and then there would be no dif
ficulty in getting an abundance of la
bor to work in the beet fields, and to
euhaucc the production of becL sugar.
But, as it is, under the hampering
clutch of the sugar trusts, big and lit
tle, the production of beet sugar in
this country docs not grow as it
should. All the sugar that wo pro
duce both beet sugar and cane sugar,
amounts to very little compared with
the tremendous sugar consumption of
The demand for sugar in 1he United
States grows enormously 3ear by 3'car,
and the production of sugar in this
.country by no means keeps pace with
tho growth of this demand. Wc arc
importing more and more sugar all the
time in place of gaining b3r local pro
duction on the demand for sugar. Wc
raise moro and more beet sugar, but
the increase is insignificant compared
with the increased demand, and so we
pa3' more and more cvcr3r year for for
eign sugar. But, if tho trusts would
give tho sugar beet raisers a chance
Corresponding to their own boost of
the prico of sugar, then we might hope
to do as the European nations do, raise
not onl.y all tho sugar that wo need
for ourselves, but have plenty to ex
port. Under the reign of combines
and trusts, however, tho impossibility
of doing this is evident. There must
be a relaxation of the greed of tho
trusts before wc can even stem the
tide of tho increased demand for sug
ar and cut off the increase, in imports.
If we could hold the imports down lo
an amount not greater than those im
ports now are, there might bo some
hope; but under the dominating greed
of Iho trusts the sugar production of
this country is crushed, and relief
must bo had before our American sug
ar industry can grow enough lo keep
down the increase of imports. j
PRODUCTION OF SULPHUR.
It is but a few years since tho United
Slates was chiefly supplied in its de
mand for sulphur Ivy importations from
Sicily. In J 002 we imported J71.-'!S0
tons of sulphur, valued at $.'5,J557,U50;
but in I9i5 the Milphur imports had
dropped lo S-t,:r.O tons, valued aL
$1,567,155, a falling off of a little more
than fitly por cent in Iho three years.
Tn 1000 wo imported 011 13 ;;0,5S! tons,
valued at 5-10,032. j"otv, our snrphur
exports more than balance our sulphur
imports; for, in the last 3'car reported,
wo sold abroad :;7,M2 tons of sulphur,
valued at $7.'J0,02S against :0,5S0 tons
imported. The home production of sul
phur is chiefly from the sulphur depos
its of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana,
where four mines are iu active produc
tion wilh an invested capital of 5.21M.
000, their claims covering 2(500 acres.
Heretofore there have been sulphur
mines worked in Utah, 'Wyoming, mid
Xcvada, and in 1000 each State report
ed one mine in operation, but iho prod
uct was small, I he heavy trausporta
tion charges limiting profitable produo
liou. The sulphur deposits in Utah
are practically one hundred per coul
pure; the sulphur mine at Cove Crock,
Utah, is the best known; in past ycara
it has produced a good deal of sulphur.
There is also a volranic crater in 7S I i I
lard county, which a number of years
age. was located upon ly then Mayor
Glcndinning, who formed a company for
extracting and shipping the sulphur.
But the transportation rates were too
heavy to allow of the expansion of the
business. Bui the sulphur is there, and
can bo quarried out at but little cost
for the mining. The demand for sul
phur in the United States is constant-
y growing; and in lime, doubtless, the
great sulphur deposits of Utah will
como into profitable working.
DEPRECIATION OF GOLD.
It is a favorite thcor3' with a number
of the goldilo economists I hat the high
prices of living arc chiefly duo to the
over-production of gold. Their idon is.
that there has been no rise in the pries
of tho necessities of life on the barter
idea of trading ono form of such ne
cessities for another. It; is only in their
notiou wbcro all the products go into
a common market and. when they are
nil judged by the standard of gold, that
any rise in price is noted; and that
this rise in not a matter of economics
as between the products themselves, but
their apparent rise is duo to tho depre
ciation in the standard of value, which
H docs not socm to have occurred
lo those theorists to appl' the test to
the metal nearest to gold in the
measuring values, tho metal which has
been through all the ages a concur
rent measure of value with gold. Wc
refer to silver. If there has becu such
a tremendous depreciation in the price
of gold, surcl3' tho appreciation in the
price of silver should have gone on
concurrently with that depreciation, aud
with the rise in value of other products,
if depreciation in gold is tho. explana
tion. Since, however, the prico of sil
ver has for a good nianj years, remained
practically constaut, at about one-half
its former and proper commercial aud
coinage value, it is impossible lo con
ceive the lhcor3' that the depreciation of
gold is the reason for the rise in prices
of various commodities and necessities
of life. For, it would reasonabl3- appear
that if there has been a real deprecia
tion in gold, there should be a corre
sponding appreciation in silver, and also
in other metals. But, this has not
been the case. The price of silver has
varied, lo be sure, a little from time to
time within the years; but, taking a sc
ries of 3'ears together, the market price
of silver has been reasonably consist
ent and constant. It is tho samo with
copper, with lead, with zinc, aud with
other metals. Copper, indeed, has fallen
vcr3' greatly as compared with two or 1
three years ago, in place of rising 111 1
value as one would have expected if
the theory of the depreciation iu gold
had been correct.
It would seem; therefore, lo be an
easily demonstrated fact that the theory
that the depreciation of gold, because of
the large production of gold, causes the
rise in prices of the common necessities
of life, is not borne out by the facts.
When we consider, further, that in spite
of all the tremendous gold production
of the world, tho gold reserves in the
banks and in the treasuries of the va
rious nations show no increase cor
responding to that production, the puz
zles remain as great as ever. Where
docs the tremendous amount of gold
produced in the world go to, and what
is the real cause of the appreciation in
price of the various food and other ne
cessities of life, if the explanation is
not found in the control of the mar
kets b.y tho speculative trusts'.'
PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION.
A good deal is said Iry political
economists in the way of adjusting
production to actual demand, and pro
viding for the distribution of that pro
duction in the most economical manucr
to tho advantage of the purchaser and
consumer. Upou this point we find the
following editorial paragraph in tho
San Francisco Chronicle:
The Tosloii Herald Is Iryiiv- to teach
Its renders some elementary economics,
but It Is 1101 likely lo moot with much
success. Tin fallacy of the idea that
(lie volume of production is a fixed thine
ought lo be apparent 10 everyone capable
of forming an economic concept, but
nine-tcnllis or the half-baked ceonomistt.
of the present day frame theories in abso
lute disregard or tbe fact that a ronstaui
stimulus Is neccs.snry to Induce mankind
to keep up its effort to meet the iinreas
inc worlds dcimmd for mon or ovcr -tlilnpr
worth having. The theorists In
question think of nothinj; but distribu
tion, which manages to tako prettv cood
care of itself and disrectinj product Ion.
which needs to be coaxed and prodded
to make It give a Rood account of itself
y providing enough tu go nrouud.
It is quito true, as the Chronicle
says that the idea that the volume of
production is a fixed thing is a fallacy.
It is not only so, but the idea is
quito impossible. The volume of pro
duction is something thru primarily
grows up from tho demand for the
article produced. And, when the
volume of production exceeds the in
medial e demand, tho product is stored
if possible, or is sold iu tho markets of
the world lo the best advantage pos
sible. But, we do not agree to the propo
sition that: distribution "lakes pretty
good care of itself." Distribution is
one of the great problems of modern
times, met very largely with us by
our magnificent transportation system;
but at tiny3s oven this is inadequate
to tho distribution that is desirable.
The production of the world ia nol
greater than the consumption of the
world could easily take if full distribu
tion were possible on economic lines,
fullv lo bring all products to those
who could use them. It is quite as
true thai 1 lie distribution of products
is one of the great problems of our
lime, as it is that tho idea of produc
tion being fixed is a fallacy. Neither
production nor distribution is a fixed
quantity, but both varv from time lo
time, and both iiierensc from .year to
year as the demand of flic world
grows. Both are great problems, and
both deserve iho most earnest all 011
(ion of practical men, as well as of
economic theorist:;, all over the world.
Insanity is said to be increasing in
this eountr' twice as fast as (lie in
crease, in tho population. Which means
chiefly, as wc reckon it. that the man
agers of the as3'luins arc limiting a.
more diligent effort than heretofore to
fill up the old buildings and agitato for
now. Politics, local puil. and graft
couut iu that as iu other things.
The Bargain Basement Section is again
$ occupying the floor space which was m
f given up to the display of Toys during Ji
the holidays. x 1
$P f We couldn't give much attention to this important ijl
department during those busy weeks-- now it will
fm be pushed. New stocks are being shown and better 9
;f values than ever will be the order. 1
ttfm 1 The merchandise in the Bargain Basement is first class, even if dm
Way under price. WHAT IS BOUGHT THERE TS ALL RIGHT B
A The department is growing, its friendships arc growing -arid is estab- jj
MMJ lishing confidence for real bargains.
Oor Prices Are Lowes!, WHY? We Pay Only S1.D0 a Day Renf
We Dress Boys OAl?f fAIJE1 "S1 8H
From 2 to 18 OAJUJJi Am Prompt Attention
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l WE NOW ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST ANNUAIi
illPllK ' JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE. I
S liwSlSfev Beginning this morning at 9 o'clock and continue
I ll!llN4 ' When we say SALE, it means Boys' Suits, Over-;
MfPA coats, Headwear and Furnishings at LOWER PRICES
I IB than you ever thought possible.
ST NOTHING RESERVED. 1
I H 1 Be sure and visit THE BOYS' SHOP before buy!
I HJ ing' IT MEANS A BIG SAVING TO YOU. Come
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If you strive to sret above iour sin you arc n. sortllke man.
Thjs will be Ine llicme of the morning' address.
The evening address will be THE AMUSEMENT EVIL.
"Amerlmn society, among ntlior liberties, ha-5 won in tbe nineteenth Miiiuy. full
and entire, a liberty lhal the ancients did not know freedom In vice.'"--I-Vrrcro
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