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Our Government is based
ok the Consent of the
"The Quality of Liberty!
we possess is Equal to the
Quantity of Restraint
we Put Upon the Govern-
t J.HUMA& jcrrr.K3u.
Daniel Webster. ; "
Hew to the Lirte.
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During .the past few days the
public mind has been greatly agi
tated all over the young State of
Utah, regarding the ecclesiastical
proclamation emanating from the
dominant church of this State, at
the closing hours of its recent gen
eral conference. This so-called
manifesto came so unexpected, like
the explosion of a powder maga
zine, that the public mind was, for
a time, in a state of confusion, and
the most conservative men hesi
tated to pass an opinion, until
calmer judgment prevailed. Owing
to limited space, the Broed Ax can
not reproduce this remarkable ad
dress, nor can we analyze and re
view the same as we would like to;
but we will say, that after a careful
and impartial reading of the same,
we are led to the conclusion that it
is uncalled for; that it is harmful,
and that is un-American. "We al
so think the issuance of such a
"papal bull," was a great mistake
on the part of the church authori
ties. Why such action was neces
sary at this or any other time, is
not explained. It is well-known
that the Mormon Church has been
charged for years past with an
itching desire to rule the State by
indirection, through the edicts and
influence of church leaders. This
sentiment has existed, not only in
Utah, but all over the Union. This
fact was well known to these Mor
mon leaders, as shown by their own
statements, when they declare they
do not "desire to dictate to them
as American citizens;" that they
are "not seeking the union of
church and state' Thus they file
a disclaimer before the charge is
made, as though they saw, in ad
vance, the construction which
would logically follow. Their plea
after all, amounst to a mere con
fession and avoidance. In the ar
gument preceding the two specific
declarations of the manifesto, there
does not appear sufficient reasons
for its promulgation, and we there
fore must conclude that the docu
ment was wholly uncalled for, or
that the purpose was hidden in the
prelude, and was intended to ad
minister a rebuke to certain per
sons by inuendo. In either case it
was uncalled for and impolitic In
the first instance, it lays the church
open to the serious charge of
"church interference," being the
very thing of all others it should
avoid under the presenc conditions;
and if the second position is cor
rect, then it is cowardly and unfair,
as the only true method of m apply
ing the discipline is by direct and
specific charges against the indi
vidual complained of.
It leaves the impression on the
public mind that it was intended as
an ex post facto punishment for a
gallaut and brilliant gentleman,
who is loved and respected by bis
fellow-citizens, from Cache to
Washington counties; and who,
yielding to the call of ik party,
stood for the high office of TJ. S.
Senator last year, and who failed
to "take counsel" from anyone
save himself and the wishes of the
People. All the explanatioas that
can be offered, or general denials
pleaded, can never dkabase the
public mind of this coaceptioa of
the object of the manifestoi there
fore we say it is aarmfal, aad we
believe it was a grand mistake.
The position takea hy these
church leaders jj abwitely mm
American. TaVffte sowr-
church, priest or body ecclesiastical,
possesses the right to invade the
province of the citizen. The tem
poral power of the Pope is denied
on our shores. An American citi
zen must be free to follow any hon
orable and lawful pursuit, to get
wealth, to marry and rear a family,
to go and come when and where he
pleases, and entertain such opinions
of mind and conscience as he
chooses. The American people also
have the right to call to official po
sition any one of their number, on
the sound principle that "the office
seeks the man." Ofttimes it hap
pens that the people by their spon
taneous action, call a certain man
to official station without consult
ing his wishes or giving him a
chance to "take counsel," and if so
called it is his duty to obey. "Vox
populi, vox Del" But if the lead
ers of a church must first grant a
dispensation before the citizen can
accept a nomination, then the power
and wishes of the people are nulli
fied and interfered with. It fol
lows also, that if a body of priests
can dictate to any citizen whether
or not he "accept any position po
litical or otherwise," they can dictate-
how and for whom he should
vote, and thus the individual lib
erty of the citizen rests in the hands
of the church to be exercised only
by the direction and counsel of his
church superiors. Ecclesiastical
dominion would then take the
place of personal freedom, and a
theocracy would supplant our
boasted democracy. We do not
believe it possible for any church
or creed to exist in this country,
that assumes to dictate to its mem
bers their course in political or
temporal affairs. "We have outlived
such monsterouVnotions, and they
can never be revived upon our
shores. The age of superstition,
and religious intolerance is fading
awayj never to return. In this
country we will never have a Span
ish inquisition. Never again will
we hang witches or drown Qua
kers, and never will the true Amer
ican spirit submit to be interfered
with by church power. This at
tempt is violative of the spirit of
the Constitution and must not be
We hail the brave man who can
stand up against the pressure, and
vindicate the prerogative, of the
citizen, as atypical American. We
need many such strong men in a
crisis like this. How admirably
such men contrast with those who
are now cringing and vasaelating
between the promptings of their
own consciences aad the demands
of this hierarchy. Some of these
men who last fall were the loudest
in their asseverations, are now per
mitting themselves to stand as apol
ogists for their own enslavement,
nd are recanting from the inde
pendence they a short time ago
We trust there will be men found
in this great church, who will re
fuse to be bound by such fetters,
and who will rise in their stations
and maintain, that in this country,
'we should "render unto Caesar the
things that are Caesar's, and unto
God the things that are God's."
jf the men who honestly dare to
think and act for theaaelres wfll
stand together, thoswads of the
Momon people will folio item,
aad' millions of the Amencan peo
ple would approve of their course
m.- fttre aappiaese of Utah
Jf we are
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, APRIL 18, 1896.
to live under the dictation of any
cnurcn, then we say, tear down the
stars and stipes; surrender our self
government, and let the sable ban
ner of superstition and oppression
wave in triumph over the happy
homes of our hills and valleys, un
til the spirit of "76" is rekindled
in the hearts of the people of
A. P. A. LEADER WAS
The House Passed the Appropria
tion Jor the Colored University
Washington, April 2. The
House presented today the extraor
dinary spectacle of" Republicans
striking at the only appropriation
made on behalf of the race of'
people who were emancipated by;
Lincoln, and of Southern Demo-!
crats posing as the friends and de-'
fenders of the emancipated blacks.
For sixteen years. Congress has
appropriated money for the sup
port of Howard University, a col
ored school in this district, which
has a theological seminary con
nected with it. This year, because
of the A. P. A. fight upon District
appropriations for charities the Ap
propriation Committee dropped the
Howard University item from the
Sundry Civil bill, but an appropria
tion of $32,000 for the university,
with the proviso that no part of it
should be used, either directly or
indirectly, to support the theological
department, was inserted yesterday.
Today Mr. Hainer, of Nebraska,
who led the fight against the Dis
trict charities, and is an A. P. A.
leader on the floor, assailed the
Howard University amendment
with great vigor.
. Mr. Hepburn, who followed Mr.
Sayers, charged ill-treatment of
the negro in the South by South
ern whites, and was interrupted
with denials and declarations of
"That is false," "That is not true."
The House voted 129 to 105, to
retain the appropriation. An ana
lysis shows that 107 Republicans,
19 Democrats and 3 Populists voted
for the amendment, that 55 Re
publicans, 47 Democrats and 3
Populists were against it. The
Sundry Civil bill as amended was
passed. N. Y. World
No good reason can be assigned
to these Republican negro haters
for their prejudice against the race,
except that many of us refuse to
remain in a state of servitude to
the g. o. p. They doubtless reason
that the more education and intelli
gence the colored people possessi
the more likely they are not to fall
down and worship these self-constituted
guardians of the negro.
The more knowledge a negro has,
the more likely he is to be a Dem
ocrat. Hence it is the policy of
the Republicans to keep him in ig
norance and apply the lash of the
old ante-bellum days. Slowly but
surely is the race advancing to the
light, and all the efforts of the g.
o. p. politician cannot retard his
onward and upward march.
Colored baptizing. at the First
Baptist Church. Last Sunday the
Rev. Geo. Maney opened the ser
vices by reading the third chapter
of Matthew, and singing hymn 120.
Prayer by Brother W. W. Taylor.
Singing, hymn 150. Then Rev.
Maney selected his text from Mat
thew, chapter 19 and 28, from
which he delivered an able sermon.
The church was well filled, and
after he baptised the three caadi-
dates Mrs. ismsaa natneui, mrs.
Mattie KetcBell, Mrs. Eliza Mc
Afee. On Mar the 8th, the Salt
lake Calvary Baptist Church will
give an eaterauuBent, cauea me
May Tree. All are cordially in
vited to attend. Regular services
oa Sanday aaonusg at 11 o'clock
R. E. MILLER.
During the past week we re
ceived from R. E. Miller, Esq.,
secretary of the Inter-Mountain
Milling Co., a sack of R. E. Mil
ler's High Patent Flour, which
Mrs. Taylor has tried and she pro
nounces the same as being the
equal of any flour now on the mar
ket, and she cheerfully recommends
the R. E. Miller brand of High
Patent flour to all good house
MOYLE, ZANE & COSTWAN,
Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law.
Deseret National Bank Bldg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS,
Rooms 512 to 515 Progress Building.
RA Y VAN COTT,
507 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON,
332 Constitution Building.
CHERRY & TIMM0NY,
Rooms 0 and 10 Walker Bros. Bank Bldg.
Salt Lake Citt.
POWERS, STRAUP AND
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
HflWMflS & CrJITCHIiOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L. RAWLINS.
B. B. CRITCHLOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C. B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
317 McComick Block, Salt Lake City.
attorney at gaw,
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
Real Estate Loans
B. N. B AS KIN.
E. D. HOOE.
BASK1N & flOGE,
172 S. Main, over Joslin & Park.
Sldnej W. Duke John B. Anderson
Darke & Anderson,
Rooms, 634-7 Hooper Block,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
JAMES A WILLIAMS,
404-405 - Progress - Building.
Commercial Block, Salt Lake City, Utah
A. J. WEBER,
2408 Washington Ave., Ogden, Utah.
THDRMAN k WEDGEWOOD,
First National Bank Bgilding,
SAMUEL A. KING,
First National Bank Bailding,
Sole-igente for Yoamin New York Bat The
Leader. We alio carry Stetaoa'a and
other floe hata,
W. P. Noble Mercantile Co.
, 1SS TuTBln Stxt.
HATS, CAPS k GEJfTS' FURNISHINGS.
BiMutagsr Coal k
Uptown Office: f
Telephone 675. i
Main Office and
Yard near Hot
Office under Deseret Natlona' 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.
WALTEB L. PBICE, Manager.
fi. (. r(EELiEY,
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
268 S. MAIN ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
Why not bay the best there la tor the
money on the market.
The Shoe Builders, manufacture them.
W. FIBST SOUTH BT. SALT LAKE CITY.
I now hare In my employ a Ant-das practical
Optician. Am better prepared than heretofore to
grind and fit glasses to suit the sight
EYES TESTED FREE.
IIV I WViW Jeweler and Optician.
Aljb&i 1. WIAU 163 Main St. Salt Lake City.
Mrs. Anna Macon,
f Artistic Hair Dresser. Shampooing')
and straightening a spec'alty. 42 E.
I First South St., up stairs, room 5. J
Hair dressing done at'private residences.
DTLANnC TEA CO.,
- H. C. HOKTEB, Por.
aocrr CHASE &. SANBORN'S
Teas, Coffees, Spices 4 Extracts
ggSk. I. RUST WEST SIHEET.
Wiscomb & Co ,
The best place for Family Supplies.
58 E. FIRST SOUTH ST.
nf Rnstti TimitJ.
pfit.ra -a COAL, or iu elids.
delrrery. Uptown oOce with KarJu I ifl5 I
auoonaey. Telephone 6M. MMMU
U t. SECOND SOUTH ST.
o Telephone 674 o
313 Mala St, Salt Lake City,
DAY, HOWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers hi Meats,-Groceries, Ffch, Poul
try aad Provkioas.
J. JSX. KROGH,
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER.
Second Hand Shoe Bepatrtee Heatty Dee
Tor Sate. at term Frleea,
106 E. Secosd Soatfa, Sak Lake Cty.
M. P. WELLS,
140 1ub Street.
R. K. Thomas
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 south main street,
SALT LAKK CITY, UTAH.
E. E. WILLIAMS,
Dealer in Wines, Liquors, Imported and
Domestic Cigars. Cornex Saloon.
E. E. WILLIAMS, Proprietor.
H.J. Grant,rra. John Henry 8mIia,Viee-Pres.
J. F. Grant, Secy, and Treas.
Directors. John Henry Smith, Hber J. Grant
J. F. Giant, B. F. Grant, Nathan Sean.
GRANT SOAP CO.
OFFICE U0 FA8T0IT, 751 TO 781 S. 3lS WtJT ST.
Manufacturers of High Grade Laundry
and Toilet Soapa,
BEE HIVE. ELECTRIC and
Bex Hits Toilet:
PIKE TAR, PERFECT FLOATING,
J. F GRANT, Manager.
Salt Lake Crrr, - Utah.
OYSTERS, FISH AND
Fiuits, etc., stc.
8 E. FIRST
C5-oporative Furniturs Gi3
And Upholstery Goods, etc.
Bicyolei and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MAIN STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
A faa Conversation.
"What are you going to do about it?"
"Why, about the Bicycle you are going
"I am going to do just what every sen
sible person does, go to Browning Bros.,
155 Main St., and buy a Rambler. It's
good form to ride a Rambler and, be
sides, there is some satisfaction in know
ing that you have got the best that money
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 SMITH, Proprietor.
Clothes Cleaned and Pressed at
85 cents par month. Pants Pressed
25 cents. Pants Dyed $1. Ladies'
clothes Cleaned and Dyed. Bepair
ing neatly done. 279 Sonth Maia
Street, under St. Elmo.
In Oil PaianW aad
Art Needle Work.
OIL PAIRTINGS FOR SALE,
Trs. J. p. Jaylor, prtfct,
Student of the Chicago Art IiMttarte
Studio No. 710 Main St
A New Orna for a Tat? of
Hones; atatt be well autfeass! aad
weigh 2500 lbs. Address. Jvum
F. Tatwb, 710 Maim StoMt '
CIgn u these Uaittt