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Quantity of RestraintI
WE rUT UPON THE GOVERN
Hew to the Line.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Them is no statement made by
my man, whether it be oral or
written, which if uncertain or in
definite he would not be willing
ind anxious to make clear to the
understanding of all by a subse
quent explanation. Much has been
uid and written in regard to the
jjcent "manifesto' and very differ
ent and opposite opinions have been
tipressed as to its true meaning,
(ren bv those who ought to know
what was really intended. As
there is no higher court before
whom this question can be taken
or iudicial construction, than the
people, it follows as a matter of
justice and honesty, that the pro
mnlgitors of this remarkable docu
ment amend their utterances so as
to Ieare no doubt m the public
mind as to 'ts true meaning, intent
mi purpose. It would seem that
tk heads of the church themselves
ire somewhat "at sea," and do not
iree as to its origin or meaning;
one saying it was a direct revela
tion from the Divine mind, and an
other high church man saying, nay,
it is not a revelation, but, that
lince its promulgation, the Lord
has approved of it; thus leaving the
insinuation that it received Divine
sanction after it was issued, imply
ing a forgetfulness or an indiffer
ence on the part of the Lord until
these church leaders had brought
the subject to His attention. At
all events there should be a distinct
understanding as to just what it
Since it is of human and not of
Divine origin, it certainly would
not he impious to issue another
edition, telling the world just wbat
via intended, and who are to be
The mere disclaimer that the
chnxch never has, nor by this ac
tion does not now desire to inter
fere in any way with the affairs of
fie State, or the rights of tbe citi
n,is not explicit enough in the
ace of the positive order contained
in the document, that "certain?'
officials must take counsel, etc.,
before entering upon any under
ling, political or otherwise. What
Republic want to know is, who are
officers of the church who are
thus proscribed? Why not specify
definitely just what class, and their
official title who are embraced in
Nothing covert or secret should
k attempted by the church in this
tter. and thus open it to the criti
cal that it is merely a "coup d'
," to assist or retard the sac-
of a political party. Without
k'jing the right of any church to
iesnch rules as may be proper
wine government of its members
"J officials, we insist that they
ttould be so plain and simple, that
n a fool need not err therein."
Therefore we say, let us know
Jo are meant, and to what extent
j church claims the right to can
& the temporal conduct of its
fabers. We believe it was a
Wte to ever publish such a 3e
.e; but having done so, it k dae.
public to have the matter
" from ambiguity, and there
never be peace and quiet ia tbe
Of Utah nnKl !. J VAWI
Utah nntil the dcmbtfel L
TT1 A1 0 il a w A. jJI uk
I wacise statement from the ikai
y " of the manifesto, wkkt m-
l?f the church m a faifci.
before the totI,.'
1 -7 "ngie, and i
A GOOD WORK.
Thb Broad Ax is in receipt of
the "Declarations of the Fifth An
nual Negro Conference," held at
Tuskegee, Ala,, under the auspices
of the Normal and Industrial Insti
tute of that city, founded and
managed Oy Booker T. Washington.
aiso, we nave received a copy of
"Practical Help Leaflet," of the
colored women's meeting held in
the same city, and conducted by
Mrs. B. T. Washington. A perusal
of these papers impresses one with
the importance of the undertak
ings, and the grand success attend
ing the effort of Mr. and Mrs.
Washington, in elevating and im
proving the condition of the colored
people in the south. Their work is
not confined to the education of the
yeung, but they gather all classes
and aees toeether. and mat
them, as to industrial, financial and
domestic affairs. The home life is
particularly a feature; such as the
relation of woman to the home, of
mothers to their children, of broth
ers and sisters to each other, of
parents toward their children, of
dress, of diet, of morals, and of all
such subjects as tend to make man
kind better and happier. Books,
magazines, and papers, are an ac
ceptable donation from any kindly
disposed person, to be distributed
among these people.
The Broad Ax vill send ten to
fifteen copies each week to this
organization. We feel it is a glori
ous' work in which all true friends
of the colored race should assist.
Any one having books, magazines,
or any pure literature they can
spare without inconvenience could
make no better use of them than to
send them to Prof. B. T. Washing
ton, Tuskegee, Ala., to be by him
distributed to those who would need
and appreciate the gift. We trust
there are some in this part of the
country who will thus "cast their
bread upon the waters, that it may
be seen after many days."
GOLD OR SILVER, WHICH?
TnEg. o. p. fellows are having a
time with candidate McKinley, on
the money Question. In the East
the worahiners of this modern Na-
paleon, proclaim that their man is
for sound money and the gold
standard, while in the West, they
assert with equal confidence, that
this .protection prophet is for free
stiver. Mr. McKinley, himself,
when asked directly as to his
views on this important subject,
simply says: "I have nothing to
say" Solhere you are.
We read in the same paper an
account of a Eepublican conven
tion in the East, endorsing sound
money and McKinley, and on the
same day another g. o. p. conven
tion in the West instructing for
McKinley and free silver. This is
about as consistent as though the
Methodist conference, now in ses
sion, would resolve to convert the
world to Christianity, and then en
dorse tbe world, the lesh and the
It fe not an mpoible feat to
ride two horses at the same time,
t. o. im vet never seea the act
pwfomea if the horses are going
is gallop in opposite directwiw.
rut- ar who attempt each a rash
uw nii m. j
wetrlaa juggle, kely
to we the grouwi m3 -r
Tu, d both the horses gt away.
Bt this an age ot woww,
if y olass of people 6a earth caa
i. the cP feflew" ef the g.
;. " I
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MAY 23, 1896.
It is said the people like to be
humbugged, and if that is true, we
Know, ot no more effective way
than to see-saw to McKinley, on a
platform which means a single jjold
standard, and the absolute free
coinage of silver at the same time.
A PERTINENT QUESTION.
We have a plain statement to
make and a simple question to ask.
No one but nn honest, intelligent
man or woman will understand the
When a political party is injured
by some high Church official, we are
told that the Church is not to
blame as he is acting without au
thority, in his individual capacity.
When an organ of the injured
party concedes this and proceeds to
criticize tne individual who has in.
jured it, we are told that an attack
is being made upon the Church.
That is our statement of fact.
The question we desire to ask is
Has any man the right to fight j
as an individual and defend himself
as a churchman?
We hope our readers nee the
point. Logan Journal.
And the Broad Ax would like to
ask an additional question, viz.:
Was those high Church officials,
who stumped the Territory last fall
for the Republican party, acting by
special permission from their supe
riors, or were they doing what they
did without taking counsel?
If the answer is, that these men
took an active part in politics of
their own volition, then we ask,
why should one of the same class
be censured for speaking for the
Democratic party without taking
counsel? If the answer to the first
question is, that they each were
counseled to do as they did, then
we politely inquire: Was the Church
entirely out of politics? We do
not wish to imply that the vener
able Wilford Woodruff has in any
way countenanced or aided any po
litical party, either directly or in
directly. We believe him to be a
noble, grand old man, now in the
twilight of life, but who, in his
confiding nature has been blinded
and misled by the shrewd and cun
ning cabinet surrounding him. We
commend him for his honesty of
'heart and sincerity of purpose, but
he is not all there is of the ruling
power. Will those who are in a
position to know, please stand up
and answer these few questions, and
thus forever put to rest this dis
NO COLOR LINE THERE.
The search for dead bodies in
Post Oak creek was carried on all
morning and watched by hundreds
of people from all over northern
Texas. Occasionally a dead body
was lifted above the muddy waters.
and immediately thousands of peo
ple would gather around to view
the lifeless form and if possible to
identify it. The body would then
be loaded into a float and removed
to the undertaking rooms, when
the crowd would disperse only to
congregate within a few minutes
around another unfortunate victim.
The color line has been abolished
today, and more than once has been
seen some poor old negro breathe
his last.with his head resting in the
fair and gentle hands of some white
woman. Press Dispatch.
How soon the thin gaaae of
race pride gives way when sorrow
and death stand before as. Misery
makes all mankind akin. Howerer,
ih the balmy South, where white
and lJack exist ia more equal num
bers, one Una's less of the color
line than ia tbe North, where we
hear so much said aboat the eqaal
ity of the races. Is k aet aboat
time, to practise whet is beiag
Thirk was not jenough gold men
m tne SoutQ Carolina State con-
vention to make a decent cold bolt.
The silver pitchfork made hay while
the sun was shining; that is, Ben
Tillman heads the delegation.
Whenevke you hear a man say
he is opposed to making a dollar
out of fifty cents worth of silver,
mark him down as a "tax dodger."
Go and look up the assessment
rolls, and you will find these howl
ers tor "honest money" are a set of
money lenders, who are cheating
ineir neignoors by paying a dollars
worth of taxes with twenty-five
cents; thus evading a just propor
tion of the burdens of taxation.
Any man who is so earnest in his
clamor for "honest money," ought
to be honest in paying taxes as well
as in receiving: interest on"counons.
The people are growing mighty
weary of hearing a pack of thieves
cry "stop thief."
MOYLE, ZANE & COSTIGAN,
Attorneys and Counsellors-at-Law.
Deseret National Bank BIdg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS.
Rooms 612 to 515 Progress Building.
RA Y VAN COTT,
507 McCoraick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON.
332 Constitution Building.
CHERRY & TIMM0NY,
Rooms 0 and 10 Walker Bros. Bank Bldg.
Salt Lake City.
POWERS, STRADP AND
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
HflWMflS & GRITGHliOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L RAWLINS. B. B. CRITCHLOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
817 McCoraick Block, Salt Lake City.
gettorcett at gau;,
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
Real Estate Loans
R. N. RASKIN.
E. D. HOQE.
BASK1N & HOSE,
140 SOUTH MAIN...-
Sidney W. Darke John B. Anderson
Darke & Anderson,
Rooms, 63-4-7 Hooper Block,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
H: J. DININNY,
Commercial Block, Salt Lake City, Utah
4A. J. WEBER,
2406 Washsgtoa Ave, Ogdea, Utah.
FRANK K. NEBEKER, .
KooBi No. 2, Rick's Block, Lojjaa, Utah.
SAMUEL A. KING,
First Nat kl Beak Btiildwg,.
Sola agenta tor Toonum Kew York Hat The
leader. We alao carry Stetson and
other fine bata,
IK P. Noble Mercantile o.
158 MTaln Stxt.
HATS, CAPS & GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
Eilfl.y erger Goal Co.
i Main Office and
a imu tict riui
f Telephone 650.
The jecurity gg
Offloe under Deseret National Bank.
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
Stocks and Securities bought and sold.
217 AUu Block, J alt Lak ttj.
References: National Bank of the Republic
Salt Lake, Utah National Bank, Ogden
Utah Poultry and
Produce Commission Co.
108 W. FIRST SOUTH ST..
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
WALTER L. PRICE, Manager.
fl. . IBELEY,
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
260 S. MAIN ST- SALT LAKE CITY.
Why not bay the beet there Is (or the
money on the market.
The Shoe Builder, mannfactore them.
35 W. FIRST SOUTH ST. SALT t.aitt: CITY.
I now hare In my employ a flrfUdas practical
Optician. Am better prepared than heretofore to
grind and fit gUase to rait the light.
EYES TESTED FREE.
1TW T CTV1W Jeweler and Optician.
AU&l. nlAil lTlHalnSt. Salt Lake City.
S. D EVANS,
X2J08 XLCa, Zli ST1TI ST..
8 ALT LAKE CITY. UTAH.
Open all night. Telephone 361.
Mrs. Anna Macon t
r Artistic Hair Dresser. Shampooing 1
j and straightening a spec alty.
t 53 Franklin Avenue. J
Hair dressing done at private residence?.
EITLANTIO TEA CO.,
h. a hostzb, ror.
Aarrr wo CHASE & SANBORN'S
Teas, Coffees, Spices & Extracts
WM. M ROY LANCE,
SPBIMmLLE, UTAH, tsatea a tpedatty
of boylag asd aeUng all kind of
WKITE IOB PBICBS.
tySetl BICTCLB8 asd Baadrie '
o Triepboae 674 o
813 Ma St., Salt Lake City,
DAY,. ROWE k Co., Props.7
Dealers a M
Groceries, Fish, Petri
Bepafalac SeaMy Boa
IPS E. Second Soatk, Salt Lake Gty
Wiscpmb & Co ,
Tke beat plsae for Jsm&y Sapp&K.
SB & FUST SOUTH ST.
E. K, Thomas
l JP. Mvzrsr Co.
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 south main street,
8ALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
E. E. WILLIAMS,
Dealer in Wines, Liquors, Imported and
Domestic Cigars. Corner Saloon.
E. E. WILLIAMS, Proprietor.
H.J. Qnnt.Pres. John Henry Smith, VIcc-Pres.
J. F. Grant, Secy, and Treas.
Director!. John Henry Smith, Hsber J. Grant,
J. K. Giant, B. F. Grant, Kalhau Sean.
GRANT SOAP CO.
OFFIK AII0 rACTOlY, 75 1 TO 76 1 S. 318 WUT ST.
Manulaaurers of High Grade Laundry
and Toilet Soar.
BEE HIVE. ELECTRIC and
Bex Uivi Toarr:
MNETAR, PERFECT FLOATINO,
J. F GRANT, Manager
Salt Lam Crrr, - Utah.
FRED C LYNGBERG
OYSTERS, FISH AND
Fmits, etc., etc.
8 E. FIRST
Go-oporativc Furniture Ca
tw a yyTag jay
And Upholstery Goods, etc
Bicycles and Baby Carriages.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MAM STHEET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
A Com Cmsatk
"What are ou going to do about it?
"Why, about the Bicycle you are going
"I am going to do just what every sen.
sible person doe, 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 in it"
C0HN DRY GOODS CO.
Third week of the series of our
wonderful sales of Seasonable Mer
chandise. The great crowds that
thronged our store the last two
weeks proved how thoroughly our
Eemoval Sale is recognized ts the
great and genuine Bargain Event
of the season.
The entire stock must and will be
sold before our Removal no matter
what the Sacrifice May bx.
f. km UTH
Flue Artftade TAILORING 1
Caxs. W, Hohl, Cattr.
NO. W. SECOND SOUTH
J E. THOMPSON'S
Shoe Dressing Parlors,
COM0 SOUTH ST.
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