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i 6 THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 5, 1912,
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' Saturday, October 5, 1912.
I Conference is with us, and also the
usual conference storm.
The reaction against Kooscvelt and in
favor of Taft is now running so strong
that the President !s confidence in his
re-election seems well justified.
Flinn's story- o how he meant to
bunko Qua- he never in fact did it
-shows the high-toned idea of politics
held by Pooscvclt's great lieutenant.
i Governor Wilson says that Roosevelt
was incompetent as President. Jlc was
too autocratic, if that is what Wilson
means; and his contempt for the con
f stitution and the courts may be a form
I of incompetence, as Governor Wilson
ftooscvolt testifies that he didn't aslc
any one to contribute to his campaign
1 fund in 190&, A clear evasion; for. his
appeal to Ifarriman cannot bo forgot
ten, and. that was an appeal for money,
no matter how much it may be twisted
I or obscured.
Iff Senator "Borah's declaration against
mm , the Progressive ticket, in Idaho, and
MM for the .regular Republican ticket from
Ih top to bottom, clears up the situation
IB in that State in good ehapc. Jt is an
il other and very significant sign of the
IK waning of Roosovcltism nnd the reltirn
IR ing sense of real Hopublicans.
Iu That boy who raised 307 bushels of.
I potatoes on a half acre of Cache county
I land is a public benefactor: 'and the
I Rational Copper Bank of this city,
I whoso potato prizo ho won, has set on.
I foot a competition which ought ma-
I lorially to raise the potato yield of this
I The Now York board of health takeB
I drastic measures when milk dealers
I jievsist in refusing to conform to rcgu-
I , lations, posting this warning in such
I i-tores: "Tho milk sold in this storo
I ; is fit for cookiug purposes only." And
I : the dealers do not dare to pull down
I the warning. It ought to fetch thorn to
I ' That train which runs twenty-seven
I : miles by storago batteries, connecting
I New York and Long Beach, gives more
I j promise of immediate and beneficial
I changes than all the aviation we have
J I had. But at the same time one must
H jt admit that a storage. battery, light and
Kd convenient, would bo a mighty boou to
I I tho science of aviation.
I j New York Tribune: "The Philadcl-
S; phia Pecord is boasting about a con-
I tribulion of $100 to the Wilson-Mnr-
i shall campaign fund received from a
Chillian who lives in L'unta Arenas.
i Would it really bo pleased to sec the
lJcmocratic canvass sustained by' large
; ronsignmcnts of 'British gold' as well
ns South American silver?"
I, i c,cn' Marshall, who attended the Irri-
I cation Congress as the special rcpresen-
f tativo of President Taft, is undoubtedly
correct in saying that .Roosevelt, is po-
;, htically discredited, and that his cause
; is waning. Such i'b the word that comes
H from all parts of the Republic, and tho
political brigandage perpetrated in Cal
Hj! i forma in Roosevelt's name will .speed
H his overthrow.
HI Philadelphia Record: ''Of course it
11 is ,In;!llfU 's next door to blas-
H phemy; but Senator La Follcltc, the
III or'nal Progressive, says that Col.
Roosevelt is a tool of Wall street. The
j .Senator docs not -atop' with . more aceu-
i nation; ho has the temerity to produce
1 the proofs. The fight he 'is waging in
iho West against the third term move-
1 1 mont iir causing no little anxiety at
i: Bull ilooso headquarters."
Ht; The opening day of Conference may
fairly bo called "political day." for
HI' President Smith took occabioii in open-
Hi ing the conference to repeat his Ini-
Hf provemcnt Km editorial, to praise I'rcs-
H; ident Taft, and to denounce the Iioo.sc-
Hl! vclt policies of attacking the courts by
H; way of recalling the judges and .judges'
H. decisions, and of iiKi'lting easy amend-
H; ii'onts to the Federal Constitution. He
I ; thus repudintos most emphatically those
H : weaklings who would explain away his
Hb! political declarations as meaning notli-
Hl ing. Qu the contrary, he means everv
-u-ord them, and he wants the Saints
:to understand it and govern themselves
IRRIGATION CONGRESS WORK.
The Irrigation Congress ended a
largely attended nnd profitable four
days' session in this city on Thursday
evening. Its work was well done, its
declarations were well considered, and
its refusnl to merge or combiucwith any
other association was clearly tho right
. thing, The Tribune congratulates Ma
, .for Young of this city on his promotion
to be president of the .congress, and is
confident that ho will fill the positiou
to the credit of himself and to the bene
fit of the congress.
Senator Ncwlajids, the retiring presi
dent of the congress, had a distinct and
powerful influence upon the delibera
tions of the body, and upon the resolu
tions adopted. The congress declared
in favor of President -Ncwlands 'a
river regulation bill, a bill which em
braces the programme that has often
been favorably discussed in The Trib
une. The bill contemplates the com
plete regulation of the great river sys
tems of the United States for the com
bined purposes of preventing destruc
tion by floods, and for the beneficial
use of the flood waters later in the sea
son. There is no question but; that here
is the great open door for development
and for progress in this country.
The congress declared for certain
changes, modifications, and more prac
tical details with respect to the occu
pancy of and payment upon reclaimed
lands. It. approved the Carey land act.
and called Tor amendments thereto. It
extolled the benefits of the Panama
canal,, indorsed the Canal Imposition,
with reference especially io f lie San
Diego irrigation exhibit, paid a de
served and merited tribute to the for
eigners who attended this session, and
thanked President Taft, Govcruor
Woodrow Wilson, and Col. Roosevelt
for their cordial and encouraging mes
sages svnipathizing with the objects
aud the work of the congress.
Altogether, the platform adopted was
comprehensive and statesmanlike, and
the session of the Irrigation Congress
held in this city twonty-one years after
the organization of the" congress here in
lS!U was the most important that has
ever been held by it, since the one at
which the congress was organized. The
Tribune congratulates all concerned
upon the success of the congress, ami
I hopes that this body will continue a
helpful factor in the progress and de
velopment of all this mountain conntiy
for many years to come. For, thcro is
much to do, and there is no other organ
ized body that can do this work so well
as it can be done by the Irrigation
' ' STANDPAT ' ' SERMONIZING.
The Hrst presidency delivered some
telling .blows to the Progressives and"
'the Democrats at. the opening session
i of . .conference yesterday. President
Smith defended tho constitution by
word of mouth while violating it in
practice by offering, political advice
from the pulpit. As we have said bo
forc, President Taft does not need . un
constitutional interference with politi
cal hbert' to aid him in upholding the
President Lund followed his chief
with an appeal to all the saints to let
well enough alorie. As Mr. Dooley says,
President Lund is one of those who
want to "make the temporary organiza
tion of tho world permanent." That
was, his definition of a "standpatter."
If the next House of Rnprcscntati ves
happens to be Democratic, which is not
at all impossible, what splendid ma
terial tho first presidency is preparing
for a contest in the event the Repub
lican candidates arc successful at tho
polls in this Stale. Religious advice to
voters and political instructions to read
ers of an official church organ, added
to a thousand evidences already accu
mulated, would read well in the Con
Then think what a start has been
made! Conference has only begun! To
night (Saturday) thore is to be a meet
ing of tho seventies and Monday morn
ing a general priesthood meeting.
It promises to be a regular old-time
spirit conference with Rig Boss Smoot
pulling the strings. When will the lead
ers ever "tumble" to tho fact that the
people, are sick and tired of such humil
iating performances? .
The Tribune takes this occasion to
speak a good word for tho Jo&timonial
concert to be tendered to Professor
John ,7. McClcllan in the Tabernacle
this evening. Mr. 3rcClellan has en
deared himself to the public of this city
by his unselfish devotion to music. lie
has been organist of the Tabernacle for
fourteen years, and has played nearly
1000 free organ recitals there during
that time. An estimate is that more
than five milliou people have heard and
appreciated these freo concerts. This
great work in itself entitles Mr. Mc
Clcllan to the warmest recognition of
the Salt Lake public, and we are sure
that he will receive such a testimonial
through the concert tonight as will
gladden his heart.
Prof. Mt'Clcllau has been in the front,
of musical activities and efforts in this
city for many years. He has never at
any time failed to come forward with
the tender of his great musical ability
when it was solicited, and, ns director
of the Salt Lake Choral Socict' during
the last Eisteddfod, this being the only
chorus to represent Salt Lake City, he
won distinguished recognition. lie has
been since JJHJS director of the Salt
Lako Symphony Orchestra, an organ-1
ization whicli has done much for music
here. Ho has occupied tho chair of
music in the University of Utah, in
the B, Y. University, and in the L. D.
c?. University. Everybody knows Mr.
Met lellrtn, everybody likes him, and
now is the time for everybody to show
that liking in a way that will assure
him that the liking is heartfelt and
purse-loosening ns well as expressed by
BUT A TEMPORARY VICTORY.
Politically speaking, it is certainly an
outrngoous thing to find that in Cali
fornia, u great State of this Union, the.
laws aro such that they will disfran
chise the supporters of a National Pres
idential ticket. Such a thing as this
was never heard of before, -and if it
had boon stated as possible in any for
mer generation of the National life, it
would have been scouted ns an impos
sibility. And 3'ofc we find it to be the
actual fact that in California no voter
who wishes to cast his ballot for Taft
can do so. This is by reason of the
fact that the Roosevelt gangsters have
obtained control of the State and of the
parly machinery, and although they do
not belong any more to the Republican
party, they are using the organization,
name, and the position oT that party
for their own disorganizing purposes.
The laws of California are such, it
appears, that a lot of political brigands,
if they happen to be in a position which
controls the makeup of the ticket, can
so make up that ticket as to favor
themselves and rule off from all possi
ble opportunity to vote those who are
Republicans in fact. That is to say, a
piratical political party has captured
the Republican ship in California, is
pillaging it, and is making the Repub
licans walk the plank.
Needless to say. this is but a tempo
rary, victory, for the Republican party
in California cannot be killed, even
though it is muzzled this year: and
tho?e who do this muzzling will go
down to obscurity in a political infamy
which they have richly earned. The
Republican party of California will be
organized as ' Republican, will remain
Republican, and will be the exponent
in that State of Republican principles
loug after every one of the political
pirates who have now triumphed under
their black flag have gone into a shame
"RETIRED FROM POLITICS."
Roosevelt's sneering and contemptu
ous references to President Taft. arc not
doing him any good, now that the sober,
thoughtful sense of the public is be
coming adjusted in disapproval of the
jarring note which Col. Roosevelt
sounds. At Los Angeles Roosevelt
made I lie expression "previous to Mr.
Taft's retirement from politics," an
expression that was received as de
scribed with "loud laughter," which,
as the New York Sun slates, "bespeaks
the vacant mind." as it certainly docs.
For the high-minded American voter
will not by any means approve the
ribald and scurrilous abuse of the Pres
ident of the United States, in which
.Roosevelt so habitually indulges and
which he seems so keenly to enjoy. But
the American poople respect the Presi
dent, and especially do they respect
President Taft on' account of his 'dig
nity, his learning, his effectiveness as
President, and the high character
which ho undoubtedly ' has impressed
upon his administration. The , New
York Sun fairly and effectively com
ments upon the contemptuous expres
sion used by Roosevelt in the following
Mr. Taft may or may not be retired
from politics at the end of his term. If
he Is retired, what unro-clectcd President
since .John Quincy Adams In 182S has de
served better of his countrymen, has
brought a wider accomplishment and ex
perience to his post, has kept or will
have loat H more honorably?
If William 'Howard Taft should be re
tired from politics next November it mnv
be ?alrJ. and ns against his old friend,
that fouI of honor and truth and courtcsv.
It must be said truly, that the post of
honor is tho private station.
When William Howard Taft is rotlml
If ho Is retired from politics, his achieve
ments will have been noble: set down to
him and double, treble or quintuple ovcrv
mistake he ha.? made, yet his adminis
tration ban been honest, able, progres
sive; aud on the modc.il gentleman and
man of pure alms at Its head truth and
"The stormy sophist, with his mouth
of thunder," will not be retired from
politics so long as there is any thine in
It for him: he will continue to gr-t a show
as long ns Brother Mowland finds him
profitable and tho galleries applaud.
Well, tastes differ, and popularltv If
a. lottery; but no shift of its numbers
can change the fact that 7tfr. Taft has
nothing to be ashamed of and much to be
proud of. y
Not only is all this true, and that
President Taft has "nothing to be
ashamed of and much to bo proud of,"
but it is also, true that the American
people havo nothing to be ashamed of
but much to be proud of in Mr. Taft
himself and in the Taft administration.
WILSON ON TAFT.
"We 'have noted herctoforo that Gov
ernor Wilson has given to the 'Roose
velt crowd an example of fair Handed
ness in the treatment of President Taft
that must have been a shock to the
Roosevelt boosters, but which the
American people will approve as not
only the fair thing and the courteous
thing, but as showing the proper
amenities and courtesies of public life.
Tu his talk at St. Paul, Governor Wil
I want to pay mv tribute of respect
to tho President of the United States.
I do not believe that any man in the
United States who knows the facts can
imcptlon the patriotism or the integrity
or the honest purpose of the man who
now presides at this executive office In
Washington. If he has got into bad
company, that Is no fault of his, be
cause he didn't choose the company: It
was there beforehand And if he has
taken their advice it has been because
they are nearest to him and he. didn't
hear anybody else. Thnt Is why T would
rather have the advice of a crowd like
this than the advice of a Cabinet.
Governor Wilson Y, idea that he would
rather have the advice of a crowd such
as was hearing him than the advice
of a Cabinet is purely academic, of
course, and is intended, no doubt, as a
rhetorical wind up for his courteous per
sonal allusion to President Taft.
It is not likclj-, however, that the
Roosevelt gang will follow this excel
lent and fair example of Governor Wil
son in treating with gentlemanly
courtesy tho occupant of the highest.
office that a great people can bestow
upon any man in the world.
THE WAR TIAS BEGUN.
The cablegrams show that tho wnr
in the Balkans has actually begun.
Thore was an appnrcnt exenso for tho
beginning of hostilities given in tho
reported intrusion by a military force
of Turks into Bulgarian and Servian
territory. Naturally this intrusion
would be repelled, and the repelling
force would not stop at, the boundary
line, cither. nd so the war is on.
It seems curious indeed that Rouinania
docs not join the other Unlknn Slates
in thus fighting Turkey. Perhaps jeal
ousy of Bulgaria has something to do
with it, and perhaps I he' counsels of
Russia make tho restraint.
.It is to be noted in all these accounts
of war preparation? and activities iu
the Balkans t hat St. Petersburg seems
to know a good deal more about it
than any other place where news is to
be had. All tho dispatches which tell
of the invasion and the fighting come
from St. Petersburg. This is signifi
cant. It indicates a .probability that
Russia is stirring up this troublo for
purposes of her own, and it is likely
that the other European powers have
been taken by surprise in this Russian
It may be regarded as fortunate,
speaking from the standpoint of the
world at, large, that the concert of the
great powers in Europe will he able to
restrain both sides in this war and to
keep the fighting at a minimum; un
less, indeed, as suggested by us a few
days ago, the time has come when the
European powers think it. desirable to
expel the Turk from Europe and to
reinstate the Christian authority and
power over that portion of tho Turk
ish Empire. If so, the movement should
sweep Asia Minor clear of Turkish
But whatever may be the outcome and
whatever may be the purpose of the
war, two things are sur.c. First, that
the irritation of tho Christian peoples
iu the Balkans has boon inflamed to
the fighting point: and second, that
Russia is at the bottom of the war
provocation. For since it is clear that
the other powers of Europe do not
wish to have the peaec disturbed, and
since we get no word of any disturb
ance from any European capital except
St. Petersburg, t lie fact that the cen
ter of the activitv is Russian can hard
ly be doubted. It certainly .seems time
that the brutal Turk should be expelled
from Europe, and the lands and peoples
so long misruled and outraged by him
should be restored to Christian control
and a responsible, humane, and helpful
system of governmental administra
tion put into effect. But the uncertainty
of the true meaning' of the present out
break must impose reserve of judgment.
WHAT "INITIATIVE" LEADS TO.
It has often been said that Oregon
is tiic trying-out ground for various
political fads notions, nnd experiments
in statecraft. The Stale is kept in an
uproar all the time by projects for
popular legislation, by referendum
votes, and by the submission of
enormously long and important ques
tions to tho popular vole when the peo
ple can have no just conception o
what it is that they are voting upon.
There is a noisy faction of singlo
taxcrs in Oregon who seem determined
to have the single tax adopted in that
State, or if they cannot have it
adopled for the State thoy want, to
have the counties freo to adopt that
form of taxation if they will. Tf that
were done we would see in Oregon tho
single tax in some counties, the usual
forms of taxation in others, aud in
others yet some now experimental idea
that some one could get a sufficient
following to impose on some taxing
entity of the Stale.
The present, year Oregon i.? to pass
ou some thirty odd propositions by way
of initiative and referendum, besides
the long Presidential State and county
nominations. The ' Portland Orcgonian
is protesting against all this imposition
upon the taxpayers of Oregon, but un
der the system of government, in that
Slate there appears no way to prevent
a noisy clarpio from forcing upon the
attention of the people almost any
kind of nonsensical stuff and getting
a vote upon it. The Sunday Orogouian
had. under the headline "Making Sport
of tho Initiative," an editorial dealing
with ono of these proposed initiative
measures, treating the subject in tho
An Impressive example of the Inex
cusable abuse of the Initiative, in the
proposal of complicated and obscure
measures of miscellaneous legislation is
to bo found In the proposed act (N'o.
35S.350) said t0 be ofrnrcd by the Mcd
ford Traffic Bureau. The caption of the
bill, as it will appear In the ballot, is;
A hill for an act flxluj; llio pcrreiiUco tint
freight rA(cs on less limn cnrlom loin rImII hrnr
to carloadu nnd (o PMUMlnli minimum wclchl
nl nMilmijm frriciuc anrl providing penalties
tor violations of tin cL
It Is clear enough to the voter that
the measure has something to do with
railroad freights and weights in Oregon.
If ho seeks information lie will encoun
ter a stono wall In the text of' the act.
Section one. for example, reads as fol
lows: Section 1. The claa.iinratloii ratings of frelsnt
shall bear a uniform rtdatlonsdilp of one clniu
to another claw, nnrl tho percentile of iho Ural
ejus shall bn 100, and tlin other cUs.icn elinll
be the following percent rc.i of Iho first clarn:
Trr Ccnt'ss. ..100 fit 70 53 50 42 33 ID LM "0
The people of Oregon arc herein asked
to resolve themselves Into a body of ex
perts and determine classifications of
freights and tltnlr Intricate relationships.
It Is an impossible proposal, on its faoo
presumptuous and preposterous.
Aro tho proponents of this measure
seeking make the Oregon system and
the Oregon electorate ridiculous before
The Orcgonian is clearly right in
showing that there is no possibility of
the people of Oregon passing intelli
gently on sjich a ueslion as this. Pato
making is a highly-developed scioncoj
and in tho fixinj; of rate schedules
there must necessarily enter into tho
problem many factors which the
average voter could by no possibility
pass intelligently upon. To insist upon
tho submission of matters like this to
popular vote is tif ma'ce popular voting
ridiculous, and to dihgiia' the public
witliilho whole faddist i rogiaiuiuo.
I GO TO OTHER STORES, THEN COME T(l
THE "NATIONAL" and See the DIFFERENCE
The same goods otlier stores sell for cash m(M$ifoh sift
WE SELL FOR LESSffi
,rur e larSes an mos varied assortments of m
I 'JBpl Men's and Women's 1
I IIP 1ter Apparel Hflnl 1
f e found at the "National." J?
1 W Buy Now--N0 CASH NEEDED I
P iJjiji By buying now you will get the full season's ( . w sSjlj
M MM wear out of your clothes. Besides, you'll be Jlf 11
Ip well dressed without an outlay of ready cash, ptip m
t" ' WE GIVE CHEERFUL CREDIT ' " (
Kesslerb- ChaHe&x sms
! To The Trade ifflE;!
l ' ',a
mWW &' , GO-' li'W Had. 19M"
yMm&W S Bottled 1912
SPraX . ' JU- IJi I
I on the rollowmg incus- - I j-
JL putable Facts and U. S. i fottM3 I
Gov't Attested Figures: 71
1 Most whiskies bottled in bond are only 4 to 5 years old. msmil h a
2 More 7 to 8 year-old W. H, McBrayer's Cedar Brook ptf uTlA - I
Whiskey was bottled in bond(2,956,944 bottIes)in 191 1 in our W SSSSSSI ' f
one Cedar Brook Distillery than all other brands combined, fp-- l 1
j including all advertised, popular brands made in Kentucky, J rm 1
Maryland, Pennsylvania and all over the U. S. bar none!
j 3 Cedar Brook is therefore the oldest and best on the market. '"F
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holders of the l-'Irst Unitarian Society
of Snll Lnko City. Utah, n corporation
A on are hcicby notified that a Htock
hol Icrs' nioclliiR Is called for October S.
I'M., at s ji m at 13S 2nd Cast street.
S.ill Lako City. Utah, to determine the
Qiiostlon of conveylnjr the real estate,
tho ald First Unitarian Society, at am'
number and strcnl. to the Ainofl(
Unitarian association. JX
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MRS. A. G. MAI1A.W Sceretur"