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'Our Government is based4
on the Consent 6 the
"The Quality of Liberty;
OT WICCTCC TC T?OTT 1 T "T- M1
Quantity of Restraint
we nrr Upon the Govern-
l 1 HOMAS J Efi-ERSON.
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WORDS OF WARNING.
The farewell words o Washing
ton our first president, anB. -who
was also "First in war, first in
peace anil first in the hearts o his
countrymen," should he cherished
aud remembered by the present
veneration as "words of gold set in
apples of silver." As his second
presidential terra was drawing to a
cloe, many of his admirers were
desirous of conferring upon him a
thinl term, and thns insnre a per
manent continuance of constitu
tional government, to which the
name of Washington had lent so
much lustre and dignity, and over
which he had presided with univer
sal satisfaction and favor. But at
the time above stated, this distin
guished patriot determined to retire
to private life, and he so informed
his countrymen by the means of a
written address, which has become
a state paper, and is commonly
known as Washington's Farewell
Address. This valedictory of the
greatest of Americans, is, like all
his writings, marked by simplicity
and clearness, which at once pleases
and convinces the reader.
Even voter in this country, and
especially every young person,
should be familiar with this pater
nal address. And in the. present
critical situation, the words of wis
dom and warning of this ideal
American, should be carefully
weighed and followed by those en
trusted with the making and exe
cution of the laws of the -nation.
In this article we can only refer
to one or two points, which seem
apropos to the present time, and
which threaten to disturb the tran
quility of our country, which we
have so long regarded as "the Pal.
Indium of our political safety and
profperily." In the address, he
first invokes the earnest patriotism
of the people to preserve the Union
and perpetuate our liberty and in
dependence. Of the apparent dan
gers that threaten our nation, he
warns us of sectionalism, "by geo
graphical discriminations North
ern ami Southern Atlantic and
IFetkrn; whence designing men may
endeavor to excite a belief that there
a real difference of local interest
The danger thus foreseen by
Washington now threatens to burst
into a storm by reason of the op
pressive class legislation, which has
been enacted in the interest of the
East, and to the disadvantage of the
est, for many years past. 'Hie
protective tariff legislation, whereby
toe great manufacturers of the East
tare been enabled to become rich
tthe expense of the producing
West and South; the financial fav
oritism extended to the eastern cap
italists whereby they are able to
govern the government and control
toe volume of money and the prices
f farm products, and to strike
down one half of the money of the
Constitution, and bring distress and
ant to the homes of millions of oar
people; the reckless giving away of
toe public landslocated in the West,
to Eastern corporations and capital
fckj thereby making -the rich, rich
er, and the poor, poorer; all these,
and many more acts of sectioaal
favoritism, have te&ded to create
nd foster the very spirit of geepra
phical interest and hate, -which be
w was looming up like a dktamt
"owl, portending a ragiBg abr
d a destroying tornado. By
regard.of the counsel oab
agtonJ and by encoarafiag f-
tional spirit between the North and
south culminated in 1861 in abloody
civil war.from the shock of which we
have scarcely recovered after an era
of peace of more than thirty years.
Another source of danger fore
seen by Washington, was the influ
ence and effect of "foreign entang
ling alliances." He says: "Against
the-insidious wiles of foreign influ
ence, I conjure you to believe me,
fellow citizens, the jealousy of a
free people ought to be constantly
awake, since history and experience
prove th&tforeign influence is one of
the most baneful foes of Republi
can government." These words
were written when the United
States had had an existence of less
than eight years; they impart a
spirit of independence as well as of
neutrality, as to our relation with
foreign countries. These words
were penned one hundred years
ago the 19th of next September,
and yet we have so far forgotten
this admonition, that today a large
class of our people, including those
high in official station, assert that
we cannot restore the money of our
fathers as guaranteed by the Con
stitution, without first getting the
consent and approval of other Eu
ropean nations, and especially of
England, the nation against which
we first declared our independence.
How the blush of shame must
mantle the spirit of an "American,"
when he reads the burning words
of Washington, and then reflects on
the situation as it exists in the twi
light of the nineteenth century.
Is it not about time for America
to rule America, and if possible
avert the disaster pointed out by
the Father of his country?
The "foreign influence" of which
he so faithfully warned us, has
grown to such an extent that we
are bound by fetters of commercial
and financial obligation to the mon
archs of Europe, that we dare not
deal justly with our own citizens
without the co-operation of these
haughty powers. Foreign capital
owns a large share of our railroads,
manufactories, mines, and millions
of acres of our soil. Its influence
is almost irresisitble when com
bined with the dishonest politician,
and becomes a most dangerous
power, even in the election of our
puhlic officers. We have reached
an eventful period in our history,
when the determination of these
questions must be settled; and it
will decide the weal or woe of the
present generation, as well as the
unborn millions of our countrymen.
Let us hope that the spirit of
Washington may again be infused
into the hearts and minds of our
people, and save to us and posterity
the priceless boon of liberty, equal
ity and justice.
WANAMAKER FINED tf.OOO.
Ex-Postmaster General Convicted of
importing xwo w
Philadelphia, March 15 In
the United State District Court,
before Judge Batler.ex-Postmaster-Geaeral
John Wanamakerwas re
cently convicted of violating a Fed-
1 1 Kw imnnrtine alien labor,
.aofwaa fhvd $1,000.
,red the e because theyhd sot
desire to hart the feelings of such a
JaA Wright, of the Knight
g!7t- -Z,rA a. transcript
SthfxoTof the trial, .rhichhe
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MARCH 28, 1896.
den streets. Resolutions denounc
ing Mr. Wanamaker were nassed.
The board of directors of the Knights
oi jjaDor yesterday oihcially declared
a boycott against Mr. Wanamaker.
The officers of the Pennsvlvania
Trades League were asked by local
memoers or ttiat organization to
take similar action.
The tireless efforts of Assistant
United States District-Attorney
Harvey K. Newitt, who is active in
Republican politics, were instru
mental in securing the trial and ver
dict. Although the action was brought
under a civil proceeding, Wanama
ker, with the same evidence, could
have been sued criminally under
the law of March 3, 1891, of which
section 6 is as follows:
That any person who shall bring Into or
land In the United States by vessel or
otherwise, any alien .not lawfully entitled
to enter the United States, shall be deemed
guilty of amisdemeanor, and shall on con
viction, be punished by a fine not exceed
ing $1,000, or imprisonment for a term
not exceeding one year, or by both such
fine and imprisonment.
John G. Johnson, the well
known corporation lawyer, repre
sented the defendant. Air. Hew
itt, in opening for the government,
said that it was an action brought
by the United States against Rob
ert C. Ogden, T. B. Wanamaker,
Rodman Wanamaker aud John
Wanamaker, trading as John Wan
amaker, to recover a penalty of
1,000 for importing a foreigner
into this country to perform ser
vices here, the foreigner having
been under a contract to do the
work. The proceedings were
brought under the act of 1885,
which contains this provision:
That any person who prepays the trans
portation of a foreigner to this country
under such circumstances shall be liable
to a fine of $1,000
In bis address to the jury Mr.
Newitt scored Wanamaker severely
and strongly animadverted against
his method of securing salesmen.
He said that Cassel had commit
ted perjury, and that his action
with the defendants was a subter
fuge to cover up the evasion of the
law that was passed to protect
American interests. Judge Butler,
in his charge, referred to the con
tracts made in England with Brooks
and the others New York World,
The above seems to have been
suppressed by the subsidized Asso
ciated Press, doubtless with the
motive of protecting this great
apostle of "protection." "Cheap
John" Wanamaker's conduct in
this affair, however, is in perfect
keeping with the idea of all the
gold bug protectionists; viz., to lin
port all the cheap pauper labor of
Europe possible, to compete with
American labor, but to keep out all
the cheaper products, so as to com
pel our people to pay these moaop
olists the largest possible profits.
"We are glad this model Republican
chief has heen discovered and pun
ished. DEMOCRATIC STATE COM
Headquarters Democratic State
' Salt Lake Cur, March 27, 1896.
There will be a meeting of the
Democratic State Committee at
Salt. Lake City, at the Federated
Trades Hall on Second South street
at 7:30 p. m., Saturday, April 4,
for the purpose of calling a State
Convention to elect six delegates to
the National Convention and to
transact such other business as may
properly come before the Commit
tee u. VY.iroWERS,
E. A. McDaniel, Chairman.
TJaity Hall, 28 west, Third Soatk
street. Semces at 11 o'clock a. m.t
A handful of clergymen in this
city made an exhibition of their
rancor and stupidity by objecting
to B. H. Roberts as one of the
speakers at the Y. M. C. A. meet
ing, for tbe reason that he is a mem
ber of the Mormon church. As a piece
of consummate bigotry and nar
row sectarianism, the action of these
so-called ministers out-Herods Her
od." If these fellows ever get to
Heaven's gate, the first question
they will ask of 1st. Peter will be,
"Are there any Mormons inside?"
And when they find out there are
thousands of them there, these
clerical demagogues will doubtless
turn away and -go to the other place
rather than mix with the saints.
Presidential booms keep coming
to the top, but they are like the
foam on a glass of beer they will
get blowed off before coming to a
MOYLE, ZANE & COSTIGAN,
Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law.
Deseret National Bankldg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS,
Rooms 512 to 515 Progress Building.
POWERS, STRADP AND
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
RRWMtfS & GHITCHIiOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L RAWLINS. B. B. CBITCHLOW.
S. V. STEWART.
C. B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
317 McCornick Block, Salt Lake City.
llttortmi at w,
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
Real Estate Loans
R. N. BASK1X.
E. D. HOGE.
BASON & HOGE,
172 S. Main, over Joslin & Park.
SMnej W. Darke John B. Anderson
Darke & Anderson,
Rooms, 63-4-7 Hooper Block,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
JAMES A WILLIAMS,
4OJ-405 - Progress - Building.!
Commercial Block, Salt Lake City, Utah
A. N". OllEERT. J. W. CHEERY.
CHERRY & CHERRY,
Pnnmo O nnrl 10. "Walker Bros.
B ink Bldg., Salt Lake City.
JL. J. WEBER,
S408 Washington Ave, Ogdea, Utah.
THDRMAN k WEDCEWOOD,
Brst National Bank Building,
SAMUEL A. KING,
JTirt Natkwal Bk Building,
Sole agenta for Yooman New York Hit The
Leader. We also carry Stetson and
other fine hat.
W. P. Noble Mercantile Co.
ISO ?nrlT Street.
HATS, CAPS & GENTS' FDRN1SHIKGS.
W&ikgK Coal Co.
Main Office and
Yard near Hot
Office under Deseret National Bank.
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
Utah Mining Bureau.
46 E Second South St., Salt Lake
MINES BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Careful examinations made of mining
properties. Reliable reports made.
Mercur property a specialty.
Utah Poultry and
Produce Commission Co.
I08 W. FIRST SOUTH ST..
-SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
WALTER L. PRICE, Vanafftr.
fL (9. PRESLEY,
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
266 S. MAIN ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
Clothing Furnishing Goods, etc.
R. K. Thomas
I now bare In mj tmploj a SnUUH practical
Optician. Am better prepared than heretofore to
grind and fit gUaae to mlt the tight.
EYES TESrED FREE.
If 9 f WV1W Jeweler and Optician.
Attil I. Wlail 2S2MalnSL 6U Lake City.
o Telephone 574 o
313 Main St, Sat Lake City,
DAY, ROWE & Co., Props.
Dealers in Meats, Groceries, Fish, Pou
try and Provisions.
Mrs. Anna Macon,
( Artistic Hair Dresser. Shampooing )
I and straightening a specialty. 42 E.
(.First South St., up stairs, room-5. J
Hair dressing dose at private residences.
M. P. WELLS,
128 Main Street.
Wiscomb & Co r
The best place for FamQy Sappliea.
58 R FIRST SOUTH ST.
Yard oatthYaet St., sear car.
of Booth Tim nl
8XALSI Bl C9AI Or AIX.XBBC
Beet imHtr. feS nUH, snrat
dattmr. Up4eaoOea vttfeKaitet
AOoortaey. itufooao tw,
40 E. SECOND SOUTH ST-
j. A KROGH,
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER.
Seeesd Haad Shea
U. law ttttt.
rM E. Secoad Son, Sak Late City.
CONHAIM CLOTHING CO.
Constantly keeps TA11M MAK CUTHHHJ,
on hand a full CENTS mXiSHMC
hne of Fine.... C8WS,HATS,EIC.
205-207 Main Street and
10 E. 2nd South St.
Salt Ida City.
SHERARD & HANKS,
Fine Teas and Coffees. X
Fresh Butter and Eggs ,
..-A Specialty.... 4
70 EAST SECOND SOUTH.
Salt late Citj.
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 SOUTH MAIN STREET,
8ALT LAKX CITY, UTAH.
ILJ.Grant.Prai. John Henry SmIlh,VI(-Pm.
J. F. Grant, Secy, and Treaa.
Dire!tor.-John Henry Smith, Haber J. Grant,
J. F. G ant, B. F. Grant, Nathan Santa.
GRANT SOAP CO.
OFT ICE AXD FAITOBY, 75 1 TO 76 1 S. 3lB WUT ST.
Manufacturers or High Grade Laundry
and Toilet Soap.
BEE HIVE. ELECTRIC and
Bec Hive TolLtT:
PINE TAB, PERFECT FLOAT1NO.
J. F GRANT. Managcr.
Salt la Crrr, - Utah.
FRED C LYNGBERG
OYSTERS, FISH AND
Fiuits, etc., etc.
8 E. FIRST
Cj-opsrativ! Furniture Cd
TIT! A T.TTRB 22T
And Upholstery Goods, etc.
Bicycles and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MAIN STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
i Gomaon Comii. :
"What are you going to do about it?"
"Why, about the Bicycle yon are going
"I am going to do just what every rea-1
sible person doe, go to Browning' Bros., '
155 Main St, and tuy a Rambler. It's
good form to ride a Rambler and, be
sides, there is some satisfaction in know
ing that you have got thr best that monty
can buy. I want a wheel that I can rely
on and one that I know is worthy the
confidence I place m it"
170 State St, Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CLEANING CO.
PAUL 5MITH. Proprietor.
Clothes Cleaned aai Fretted at
85 cents -par as oath. Pasts Pressed.
25cest9. rants .Uyed$l. .Ladies'
clothes Cleaned asd Dred. Reeak-
isg Reatlj doae. 279 Soath Mala
Street, under at. Kiao.
Art Needle Work
OIL PAIMTIKCS FOR SALE, "
Are. J. p. Jailor, prtist,
Stadeat of Ac CWcago Ail )
Siudto Mo; 7tO Mate t
sical discrimiBatw Jthe
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