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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, APRIL 25, 1896.
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THE CRISIS IS HERE.
Pbeident Joseph F. Smith made
his appearance as attorney for the
recent Church manifesto at Provo,
on last Sunday. According to re
ports the gentleman made a con
vincing plea, although he had a bad
cause, and carried the majority of
liis audience with him. One -would
infer that the creed of the manifesto
T8s a new departure, from the fact
that it is being read to the Stake
Conferences and ward meetings,
and after a one-aided discussion it
is submitted to the people for their
approval; after which it is presumed
to be the established law of the
Church The creed or tenets of a
church may change, or be modified,
but it is rarely ever done until there
has been thorough discussion and
investigation, and a substantial rea
son assigned therefor. In the pres
ent case, the promulgation of this
edict flavors more of strategy than
honesty. It was railroaded through
the General Conference at its clos
ing hours without any apparent op
position, simply because it came as
a surprise, its adoption strenuously
urged by the Church leaders, and
quietlv acquiesced in by the people
without debate or deliberation. Its
passage was accomplished by about
the same methods that the demone
tization of. silver was achieved in
1873. Many who favored it did so
upon the recommendation of others,
not knowing or realizing what they
were doing when the matter came
up. Legislation either by the
church or state that is secured in
this way is pernicious and danger
ous, and is always resorted to for
the purpose of getting the advan
tage by a trick. It is almost always
followed by a reactionary sentiment
in a free country, and the -tide of
public opinion flows as far in the
opposite direction as it did in its
favor. President Smith in his
Provo address assumed, to expound
the full meaning of the manifesto,
when he maintained it was the
province of the Church to direct
and control in temporal as well as
spiritual affairs of the members of
the Church. This is the true logic
of the manifesto, and this is doubt
less its true intent; and uo one un
derstands it better than President
Smith, who was one of the authors
and supporters of this new creed.
What the effect of this dogma
will be upon young Utah remains
to be seen. "We believe, however,
that the intelligent American por
tion of the Mormon Church will
repudiate this attempt to enslave
the mind and conscience of man
kind; that they will upon reflection,
say to these church bigots, we are
the followers of the man from
Galilee, who came upon earth to
make men better, and to makethem
free, and not to enslave them. All
that is needed just now is a leader
who has the courage of his convic
tions, and who will bravely stand
up and denounce this innovation of
the sacred rights of the citizen, and
call upon all who want freedom
and liberty of conscience to assert
their natural born rights, and re
fuse to bow the knee to church in
terference. If this is done, thou
sands of the best of the Mormon
people will be found -who will stand
together and maintain the true doc
trines of the church, aad preserve
themselves aad their chiWrea from
drifting into a theocratic despotisHi;
and the American people all over,
the Onion will approv awl applaud
the courage iind comrirtnnrTrrf saoh
declaratioa. Stirriaf taaas jaay
be looked for in Utah within the
next few months. The old fight
must not be started; it would only
make matters worse. The Temedy
should come from the Mormon
people themselves; they alone have
the opportunity of bringing Utah
up out of great tribulation, and of
making her the brightest star in the
West. Where is the man or the
set of men who will seize the open
ing and lead on to glory? Now is
the time to act, for delay is danger
ous. Some of the purest and
brightest members of the Mormon
Church openly condemn the spirit
and purpose of the manifesto, and
in them lies the hope and prosperity
of our young State. We must have
peace if we have to fight for it, and
we can have no peace until Utah is
in line with the other American
States. Let it begin with those we
have indicated and the contest will
be settled forever Selah.
Last Tuesday, the Herald of
this city published an editorial en
titled 'To Despondent Democrats,"
which to a reader a thousand miles
away from Utah would sound all
right; but when uttered to the
Democracy of of Utah immediate
ly upon the rising of astorn cloud,
which threatens to cover the State
with Egyptian darkness for years to
come, the criticisms of Democrats
by the Herald is mockery, prompt
ed either by stupidity or unlimited
gall. Yes, the Democrats of Utah
are despondent; they are paralyzed
and disorganized. They feel that
many of the professed followers of
Jefferson and Jackson in the State
of Utah, have yet to learn what
Democracy is. They feel that be
fore marshaling their forces on the
field of battle, it would be far bet
ter policy to get them over the"hills
and in some quiet valley let them
practice on the awkward squad of
politics until they know something
of veteran service; and the editor
of the Herald would doubtless de
rive information and benefit by do
ing duty in this body of recruits.
It is true there is an apathy in
Democratic circles; but why is it,
nd when did it begin? The "tired
feeling" came unexpectedly upon
the young Democracy of Utah on
the 7th of April, 1896, ana was
rendered more potential a tew
mornimgs afterward, by the publi
cation of a leading editorial in the
great Democratic (?) daily in this
city, apologizing for, and justifying
the blow, that made the Democratic
party in Utah "bite the dust."
With a large number of ecclesi
astical Democrats, together with
the leading journal of the party,
turning their backs to the princi
ples of the party of Jefferson, is a
spectacle which causes an American
Democrat to not only blush with a
sense of shame, but covers him
with confusion and weakness.
What is the use of effort or energy
on party lines, if, after all the
Btrneeles a few men can, by "giving
counsel' neutralize and overturn
the entire effect?
Such is the situation in brief;,
and no wonder there is a feeling of
despondency pervading the entire
u . -j:i :--.v;o of tr
State, 'ine euiw
Herald constitutes one of the num
ber of the men who are directly
responsible for the distrust bow
brooding over Utah.
The Democratic party ui .
fight Hnder lie burner of cnurcn
?a-:- nr Wer the ieaderakip
j:-frin. or "MOW
tain any such monstrous and un
American ideas. Before Democ
racy can flourish and take heart
again, there must be a withdrawal
or modification of the church mani
festo, and an outspoken Democratic
newspaper in Salt Lake, that will
stand up for the party "through
evil as well as good report."
It is true that the cause of De
mocracy is growing brighter all
over the country every day; that
the West can see a star of hope
by way of the South, but until we
in Utah can get in line with the
American spirit, there is but little
encouragement to fight for party
success when it can be manipulated
by a power greater than the people
"We have expressed ourselves'
plainly in these few words, because
we believe it is to the iaterest not
only of the Democratic party, but
of all other parties, and of all the
people of Utah, that there should
be an awakening to the condition
that confronts us. The remedy
must come from those who brought
about the condition. They have it
in their power to dispel the gloom
and invite the sunshine of pros
perity to light up our valleys. Will
they do it? We pause for results.
IS THE CHURCH TO BE SU
PREME? And so the manifesto is to he
presented to the people in the sev
We are still curious to know
wherein this is necessary. More
over we think it will have a preju
dicial effect on Utah's interests. We
would that they hadn't asked the
people's voice in the matter. As a
matter of fact the people can do no
less than expect their honored
(church) heads, presidents of quo
rums, missionaries or others whose
time should be given to their call
ing to so devote it without being
told by them what they should not
do. We do not tell a trusted em
ploye not to steal, nor should it be
necessary to tell them not to mix
politics with their religion, or their
We hoped the Deseret JSews
would have enlightened an anxious
public of its necessity for general
dissemination. Is it designed that
all members of the church (or
priesthood) shall submit to an
other's advice, counsel or dicta
tion? If so, then is not the Mormon
church behind the political throne,
hence the dictator in Utah, and a
potential factor in all the surround
ing States, with a power in the na
tion that is a menace of the whole
country? Springville Independent.
We are glad to note that the
press of Utah is not to be muzzled.
Such plain talk as the above shows
that there is yet patriotism enough
in the State to preserve our Ameri
canism. WHITE REPUBLICANS.
They Will Meet in Houston, Texas,
Houston, April 19. The white
Republicans o Texas uaeet here to
morrow in state convention to elect
four delegates at large to the na
tional convention at St Louis, and
to arrange plans for the future, to
rescue the party from negro dom
ination. There will be about three
hnndred delegates in attendance,
among theui half a dozen negroes
who are identified with the reform
movement. The delegate at large
will be four of the most prominent
Republicans in the btate, ana a
hard contest will be made for seats
at St. Louis for a full delegation of
thirty votes from Texas. Two of
the delegates will be CongressBoan
Noonaaof San Antonio and H. F.
McGregor of Houston. The execu
tive coBBUttee hM a aaseting this
aftaraooB aai afreei oa Lock He-
Daniel for temporary chairman and
A. B. Norton and W. S. Nevins as
temporary secretaries This is the
last convention of Lily Whites at
which delegates have been reeularl?
elected. The vote has increased!
materially since the first nomina
tion, and the leaders are sanguine
of making a good showing. No in
structions will be given delegates
and they will be left free to act as
they see fit.
The above needs no comment,
for it is in perfect accord with what
the Broad Ax has always main
tained. The Republican party hates
the negro race at heart, and only
shows them friendship when they
can use them for their own selfish
ends. There will soon be need of
a force bill for the g. o. p. in the
UOYLE, ZANE & COSTGAN,
Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law.
Deseret National Bank BIdg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS,
Rooms 512 to 515 Progress Building.
RA Y YAK COTT,
507 McCornick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON,
332 Constitution Building.
CHERRY & TIMMONY,
Booms 9 and 10 Walker Bros. Bank BIdg.
Salt Lake Citt.
POWERS, STRAUP AND
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
KRWMflS & GRITGflliOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L RAWLINS. B. B. CRITCHLOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C. B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
317 McCornick Block, Salt Lake City.
gMrtuy at gaur,
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
Real Estate Loans
R. N. BASEIN.
E. D. BOOE.
BASKIN & HOGE,
10 SOUTH MAIN.-..
Sidney W. Darke John B. Andenon
Darke & Anderson,
Rooms, 63-4-7 Hooper Block,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
JAMES A WILLIAMS,
404-405 - PaooREss - Buildinq.
Commercial Block, Salt Lake City, Utah
A. X WEBER,
2406 Washisgton Ave., Ogden, Utah.
SAMUEL A. KING,
Krrt National Baak BaftliBg,
U toe YoamanH New York IUt The
der. W aim carry Stetson' and
other fine halt.
W.P.Noble Mercantile Co.
HATS, CAPS A- GENTS' FUUXISHIXGS.
Iiln.y ttJsr M k
A Main Office and
J Yard near Hot I
k Spr'gs R.R.depot
f Telephone 650.
The Security JSE1
.1 i. i i ii J Luminal I
Capital, $75.m00'M,crk Wines, Liquors, Imported and
Office under De.eret National Bank T ?" . ? Sa"-
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
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uidtt nntmiu Duiwtt.i
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.
108 W. FIRST SOUTH ST..
SAt T LAKE CITY, UTAH.
WALTER L. PRICE, Manager.
. d. IEELEY,
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
268 S. MAIN ST. SALT LAKE CITY.
Whj not boy the beat Users Is for tba
money on Uie market.
The Shoe Bollden, manufacture them.
95 W. FIRST SOUTH ST. SALT LAKE CITT.
I now hare tn my employ a flrot-dau practical
Optician. Am better prepared than heretofore to
grind and fit glasses to anlt the tight.
EYES TESTED FREE.
If ftV f fflfflW Jeweler and Optician.
AiM&KniAll Ml Main St. Salt Lake City.
Mrs. Anna Macon
f Artistic Hair Dresser. Shampooing "
and straightening a spec alty. 42 E.
(.First South St., up stairs, room 5. J
Hair dressing done at private residences.
TTTLANTIO TEA CO.,
H. a MOHTEB, Faop.
aodtt rOB CHASE & SANBORN'S
Teas, Coffees, Spices & Extracts
gSSSlVi. a I. HBST WEST S1BEH.
Wiscomb & Co ,
The best place for Family Supplies.
58 R FIRST SOUTH ST.
UUm YardoBtmWetSL.nearcor. UUW
Yard on 1th Wert St , near cor.
of Boath TeaDle.
priTaa at COAL or ill Korea.
Beat ooalttT. roll vetsat. prompt
40 E. SECOND SOUTH ST-
uoonner. TNepaone euo.
o Telephone 574 o
313 Ham SL, Salt Lake City,
DAY, HOWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers ta Meats. Groceries, Fish, Poul
try and Provisions.
Seeoed Hand Sseea
Bepablag' VaaUr Dose
at Worn frleae.
106 E. Secosd Soath, Salt Lake City.
M. P. WELLS,
140 Maia Street.
E. & Thomas
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 south main street,
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
E. E. WILLIAMS,
- c williams, Proprietor.
II. J. Grant.Pna. John Henry Smith, VIce-Prea.
J. I. Grant. Seer, and Tn
GRANT SOAP CO.
Office AuBfAiToiT, 751 to 781 S. 3m Wot St.
Manufacturers of High Grade Laundrr
and Toilet Soapa. '
?EF.?iY?. ELECTRIC and
Bee Hive ToiLrT;
J- F- GRANT, Manager.
ojh.4 juijk.it trrr, - UTAH.
FRED G. LYNGBERG
OYSTERS, FISH AKD
Fruits, etc, etc.
8 E. FIRST
And Upholstery Goods, etc.
Bicycles and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MAM STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
A Com Comtk
"What are ou going to do about it?"
"Why, about the Bicycle you are going
"I am going to do just what every sea
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 moaey
can buy. I want a wheel that I can rely
on and one that I know is worthy the
confidence I place m it"
F. ft. SftKUTH
Flae Jartlatlc TAILORING at
Salts .... $15 00 and up.
Pants .... 3 50 and up.
Cnxs. W, Htjhz, Cutter.
NO. 65 W. SECOND SOUTH
SALT LAKE CLEANING d
PAUL 5MTTH, Preerleter.
Clothes Cleaned and Pressed at
85 cents par month. Pants Pressed
25 cents. Pants Dyed$l, Ladies'
clothes Cleaned and Dyed. Bepair
ing neatly done. 279 South Main
Street, under St. Elmo.
OIL PAIRTWGS FOR SALE,
Irs. J. p.'Xay,or' jSrtfet
Stedeat of the Cakafo Art 3
Studio No. 710 MaM t