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Lqur Government-is 3asbd
The Qualtty of LibertyI
on the Consent of the
we possess is Equal to the ;
QuANTnY of Restraint
we Put Upon the Govern
Hew to the Line.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JUNE 20, 1896.
On ust Saturday the Herald o
this city published an editorial un
der the caption of "Speedy Justice,"
in which an allusion was made to a
depraved woman of London, who
wU arrested for murdering infants
on March 9, indicted May 21, and
junged June 10. The Herald
jaji, "That was speedy justice, as
justice should be." The Herald
then goes on to criticise the en
forcement of the criminal laws in
the United States, and favors the
adoption of the "speedy justice" of
Rutland. Its readers are then
treated to an illustration by way of
local reference in the following lan
puge: "In the State prison there are at
thiitime two condemned murder
n. One has been there almost a
jear, the other a year and a half.
3hey have been tried, convicted and
sentenced to death but the sen
tences have not been executed upon
them. The cause is delay through
appeals. A condemned man should
Ewe his right of appeal, but too
many appeals are allowed, and al
lowed because judges haven't the
backbone to deny them when there
it no really good cause for allowing
them. The result of the law's de
lay in this country is the frequent
miscarriage of justice and the in
crease of lawlessness and crime." .
We will wager a good cigar that
the writer of the Herald's editorial
is an Englishman, and he, like all
tpersons of foreign birth, have a
i lingering admiration for the land of
'.their childhood, and in "drawing
ccomparisons between the United
States and their native land, they
look upon any defect in our laws
with a distorted vision, and remem
ber nothing but the virtues of the
had where they first saw the light.
It may be true that in the old coun
tries of Europe they have more
"speedy justice" than we do here;
hat there is one thing sure, the
speedy iustice spoken of does sot
seem to have a very salutary in
fluence on many of those who emi
grate to this country, as the records
show that there is a greater per
cent of crime committed by foreign
bom Dersons than bv the native
Jborn citizens of this country. We
fore always understood the object
of punishment was for the purpose
of suppressing crime, and if after
centuries of "speedy justiee" as
recommended by our cotemporary,
they produce no better results than
thus far have been sees, would it
not be as well to give ''deliberate
justice" a trial? "Speedy justice,"
as cited by the Herald, favors more
of "mob law" than of judicial de
termination. But the writer in the
Herald seems to hare a very limited
knowledge of the law of his own
State and country, judging by his
criticism of the judges. He says:
"But too many appeals are allowed,
and allowed because judges haven't
the backbone to deny thesa."
Does he not know that
judges have no discretion scarcely
in appeals in criminal oases? The
law itself gives the right o appeal
and poists out the mode o sjarfeoti
ing the same. The Cawtitafioa of
the State of Uth provides, that the
accused "shall have the right to afr
peal in all cases." It woM cer
taioly take a pretty atrsflg hk
bcme for a judge in this lif
ened age to refuse an af peal, &
violate tha nrmitWstina smd hk
oath. Thia mAy he the praatiee in
Engbmd, but, thank Ges it
o in these Units Mm. The
trouble with the Etraii
good the example will have upon
the public. And yet we question
whether he would take anv THeasure
in witnessing a public execution,
- - . -
or permit a cmid of his to be a
spectator. Yet, if the example is
good of "speedy justice," as admin
istered to Annie Dyer, the case re
ferred to, then all the children and
young people should be made spec
tators. We believe that capital
punishment is not beneficial to so
ciety; that it is revolting and bar
barous; that it is a shock to every
person in the community, except
those persons devoid of sensibility,
and who have a brutal and savage
nature; and we hope the day will
soon appear when it shall be abol
ished in the United States. And
in the meantime, let there be no
undue haste in rushing any man or
woaaan into eternity, simply to
cater to the impatience of that re
vengeful spirit, which would make
judges with a spinal column so ob
stinate, that they would become
violators of the law and inhuman
monsters under the plea of "speedy
justice." The law may be slow,
but if it is certain, it is sufficient.
The law of progression is slow; the
formation of irorlds, and the build
ing up of society is a slow process.
The earthquake, the thunderbolt,
and -the cyclone are rapid "speedy
justice" but they are destructive
of all human interests. The wrath-
of God is slow, bnt the passion of
THE UTAH DELEGATION FOB
Tsn young State of Utah has
been fortunate in its selection of
delegates to attend the great Dem
ocratic convention, which meets in
the city of Chicago next month.
The Broad Ax made particular ref
erence to two of these gentlemen
last week, viz., Moses Thatcher and
Hon. J. L. Bawlins; the former of
which will not be able to attend on
account of ill health, but has named
an acceptable alternate in the per
son of Hon. Fred J. Kiesel, of Og
den. In addition to the hrat two
gentlemen named, who have almost
a national reputation, there wiu oe
the Hon. O. W. Powers, of tms
city, who is also known widely
throughout the nation, as one of
the most silvery-tongued orators
and political leaders in the whole
West. As an organizer and faith
ful worker for Democracy, there
is not his peer in the State of
Tlth. He will be a conspicuous
figure in the great convention, and
the whole conntry west or tne
TtnW Mountains will rely largely
upon his counsel and good judg
ment. Utah a proud or wuoge
Powers and we feel certain that he
Trfll be heard from in Chicago.
Hon. R. C Chambers is as true
Democrat as ever trod the hills of
Utah; a successful business man,
with a cool, kvel head, and a de
termined spirit; he will exert an in
fluence for Democracy and free sil
ver, eqnal to any saan in the con
Hon. David Evans, a trained law
yer and a logical speaker, a dtfead
Jr of Utah and the West, wfll carry
iato the convention an experience
.ad knowledge of sach assemblages
thtwul make him a powerful and
Hon. S. B, Tkvmm, w
i, another bright aa brawyas.,
-to has the comrafe-ef his team
.... --; We kiativ pen-
reflect lustre upon the young State
Hon. Fred J. Kiesel, of Ogden, a
shrewd business man, full of energy
and Democracy, and a man thor
oughly acquainted with the wants
of the West, having been a Utoni
an for about 30 years, he will be of
great value to the delegation by
reason of his careful business
methods, and coolness in a time of
Taken as a whole, this body of
men are a credit to any common
wealth, and will be looked upon by
our sister delegations of the West,
as one of the strongest combina
tions of ability and reputation to
be found west of the Missouri
riven The eyes of Utah and the
whole West will be turned toward
these gallant leaders, and no one
will be disappointed by the action
and conduct of the men whom the
State of Utah has thus honored.
THE COLOR LINE AGAIN.
In spite of all the protestations of
the Republican party for its affection
for the colored race, every incident
in practical life tends to prove that
the great party of Lincoln has de
generated into a party of race prej
udice, and today is actually farther
away from the idea of race equality
than the extreme Southern people.
This has been demonstrated time
and again, and every few days
brings a new and striking example
of the truth -the assertion. Take
for example the contemptible man
ner in which the negro delegates to
the St. Louis convention were
treated by their white brethren, in
a Republican city, and while in at
tendance to the great Republican
national convention. The State of
Illinois has about 40,000 colored
voters, and yet with its forty-eight
delegates, not one of our race was
honored with a seat, and the State
of Lincoln had no representative
of these 40,000 voters.
Such discrimination will be re
membered, and (he g 0. p. will
have to explain their conduct. On
the other hand, we submit the fol
lowing little press dispatch, show
ing the state of feeling in another
part of the nation, and among an
entirely different pjass of politi
cians: "Richmond, June 9. A feature
of the parade on the occasion of
the corner-stone laying of the Jef
ferson Davis monument here, July
2, will be the old negro war cooks
of the Confederacy, It has been
decided to give them a place in
line, and they are expected to come
from all points of the South."
The above item is refreshing after
seeing how the colored men were
ignored at St. Louis by the North
ern apostles of equal rights.
The colored Republicans of Salt
Lake City can draw as anch com
fort as they 'ehooee from the con
tinued slaps they receive from the
g. o. p., but we would just like to
ask them, how long it will be, at
the present prospect, before they
expect to get recognition in this
city, for even dog tax collector?
la it not about tiaae for the col
ored voters to get their eyes open,
and begin to find out who are their
true friends? Be independent and
sanlyandyou will coasaand the
respect of all classes; but as long
as you are only the tail of the Re
pahUcan dog, you can do nothing
but wag at the pleasure of the a;,
Cotv. Isaac Tiio, the
WOUNDED BIRDS FLUTTER.
Thk Broad Ax, a colored gentle
man's paper, which has had so
much to say in favor of Moses
Thatcher, and against the church,
carries a number of advertisements
for the Thatcher Milling & Elevator
Co. Utah Engtdrer. Rep.'
The Broad Ax has neer uttered
a word against the church, but it
has criticized some of the leading
churchmen. As to the insinuation
regarding Moses Thatcher and anl
w4bV A AHA Jfcft V .A . dkL Avl a V A I. I
auvcruscmcui, wo uuuuc mat uio
Enquirer carries regular advertise
ments for the church, hence, the
Enquirer must be a church organ.
What a great thing it is, to be a
U0YLE, ZANE 4 C0STIGAN,
Deseret National Bank BIdg.
DICKSON, ELLIS at ELLIS,
Rooms 512 to 615 Progress Building.
BA Y YAM COTT,
607 McCoraick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON.
332 Constitution Building.
M. L. PICK8TT,
Mining Litigation a Specialty.
Nos. 81 ana 82 Commercial Building.
Reference, Commercial National Bank.
Rooms 93 and 94 Commercial Block.
Salt Lake Crrr.
POWERS, STRADP ADD
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
RrlWMHS & CRITCHIiOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L. RAWLIV8. . B.B.GaiTCHXOW.
S. W. STEWART.
C B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
817 McCornkk Block, Salt Lake City.
117 Commercial Block, Salt Lake Gty.
Real Estate Loans.
K. N. BASKIK. B. D. HOOX.
140 SOUTH MAIN..-.
SidMrW.Dazta Jote B. Aadtnoa
Darke & Anderson,
Rooass, 854-7 Hooper Block,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
CmMHM il Block, Sax Lake City, Utah
. J. WEBER,
5M08 Wasfeia&ioa Are., Ogdea, Utah.
FHAMK K. NEBEKER,
Keoas He. J, Rick's Heck, Logan, Utah.
SAIPL A. KING,
Rrtt Xa&Ml Bank Xwiimg,
Laadar. W also cany States' aad
otbar ft bats.
W. P. Noble Mercantile Co.
HATS, GAPS k GEHTS FURSISHIHGS.
Office under Oeieret National Bank.
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
8tocks and Securities bought and sold.
IS WMt SaS SBtk, Salt Lak t Ity.
References: National Bank of the Republic
Salt Lake, Utah National Bank, Ogden
Utah Poultry and
Produce Oonimission Co.
108 W. FIRST SOUTH ST..
ALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
WALTER X FEICZ, Xiatger.
fi. d. r(BBIiBY,
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
288 8. MAIN ST. SALTLAKE CITY.
tnrszs mnr xxxaobcxht
V.X. Outer, Preddeat. O.W.HUner,S&ATrMi.
THE 1QRSS COAL AND ICE CO.,
W&ale! a4 Betall Drnlea In
f OOJULV ICE -f
aUkladf. Hilanl Artificial
Office, 159 S. Main Street
Teltpboo Ml. SALT LAKE CTTT'
Wiy not boy fee beat thr I for tha
money ca & nark-K.
Tfea Bbo BoUdart, rainnfujtnra litem.
s w. nasT SOUTH ST. HALT LAKE crrr.
S. D EVANS,
Undertaker& Emu aimer
xsuos BLea, nj rati st..
SALT JjASJS CITY. UTAH.
Open ail nicfei. Talepbon S6A
HTLAJTOO TEA CO.,
H. a VOKTZB, Fmor.
iiT fox CHASE It SANBORN'S
Teas, Coffees, Spices & Extracts
WM M. ROYLANCE,
SPSISavnXZ, UTAH, aula a apaeUlty
c baying and aaUlnf aU klnda of
FSUIT5, HnTITiEW S2BS, SSAH. Sit.
ITBTtX JOB FSICB8.
jySaUa BICTCLX8 and Ssadrtaa '
o Telephone 574 o
SlS Mak St, Salt Lake City,
DAY, ROWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers ia Meats. Groceries, Fish, Pool
try ana Provisions.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER.
Seesed Hand Stew ScaMsc ZTaaaty Com
Tor SU. a low Price.
106 E. Second Sooth, Salt Lake Cry.
Art Needte Work
OIL PAIHTIHGS FOR SALE,
Urs. J. p- TayIor .flrtfet
Studio No, 7IO Main St.
Wiscomb & Co ,
The Wst fkee fcr FaaS j Sfles.
W JL FUST SOUTH ST.
R. K. Thomas
M. J9. Mvirmr it C:
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 south main street,
SALT LAKS CITY, UTAH.
Dealer in Wines, Liquors, Imported and
Domestic Cigars. Corner Saloon.
ED. WILLIAMS, Proprietor.
H.J. Grant,Pres. John Uenry Smith, Vlce-Pres.
J. F. Grant, Secy, and Treas,
DIrecton. -John Henry Smith. Haber J. Grant,
J. F. Grant, B. F. Grant, Kathan Sean.
GRANT SOAP CO.
Sfmc am ruTin, 75 1 to 7S I S. 3m Wur St.
Kanniaxtnrera of High Grade Laundry
and Toilet Soap.
BIS HIVE, ELECTRIC and
Biz Hits Toilct:
PINE TAB, PEBFECT FLOATDfO,
J. F GRANT, Manaqcr.
Salt Laxx Crrr, - Utah.
And Upholstery Goods, etc
Bloyelet and Baby Carriage.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MAM STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
Do you want to have a hangup time,
something you will remember and look
back to with pleasure? Well, just go to
Browning Bros., buy a Bicycle, a ham
mock, a fishing rod, some of their sure
catch 'em tackle, a Kodak and a gsn,asd
when July 15th rolk round take youtseM
up iato the canyon, stay there a month,
and note the result.
165 MAIN STREET.
JOHN HEIL, Mgr. jflwwgjjitt,.
Mountain Ice Co.,
534 W. Tsobd South St.,
- SALT LAKE CITY.
F. A. SAKUTH
FlM AaUrtU TAIMKIXG a
UKA& W, Hohl, Cottar;
NO. M W. SECOND SOUTH.
J. m TROMPSOX'S
Shoe Dressing Parlors,
94 CSCCOMO SOUTH ST.
o have sojm p MKJif'frr the jam the w