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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SEPTEMBER 19, 1896.
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WILLIAM J. BRYAN,
PRESI ENT BRYAN'S LETTER
Last week the next President of
theUuited States gave his letter of
acceptance to the public. Owing
to the lateness in the week at which
it was received here, and a rush of
other business, the Broad Ax was
unable to refer to this great state
document at an earlier time. The
letter of Mr. Bryan demands care
ful reading by every one interested
in the important issues now hanging
in the balance of public opinion.
This gifted man in his opening par
agraph shows that every inch of
him is that of an unselfish, patriotic
American. That he is the cham
pion of that class of citizens who
need the protection of the power of
the law by reason of their unequal
start in the race of life, is exhibited
by these words of his letter.
"Our institutions rest upon the
proposition that all men, being cre
ated equal, are entitled to equal
consideration at the hands of the
Government." The thought ex
pressed in these lines is worthy of
a Thomas Jefferson. They come
from an honest heart, and mean
that the wage-worker, the farmer,
and the producer are entitled to as
much consideration, and will re
ceive as many favors as the bank
ers, the railroad kings, the factory
owners, and the trusts.
The letter severely but justly
condemns the issue of bonds to
maintain the present gold standard,
as being unwise and dangerous. He
shows without doubt that this pol
icy puts the Government into the
hands of a wealthy syndicate that
can speculate upon the United
States Treasury at will. He brave
ly asserts that "this Government is
dependent upon the good will of a
constitutional majority of the people
He favors the use of the United
States note, or greenbacks, in lieu
of National bank notes for our
paper currency. These, made re
deemable in coin, bear no interest,
are safer and cheaper for the people,
and would be one step in the di
rection of breaking up the monop
oly which a few men possess to con
trol the money of the country.
The trusts are handled in a way
which plainly indicates that the
power of the executive will never
be used to create or promote their
interests, but that on the other
hand they will be discouraged and
shorn of their rer. It is safe to
predict that if Mr. iryan is elected
he will see to it that the law.against
these aggregations of wealth will
be strictly enforced. He shows his
sympathy for the brave Cuban
people who are struggling to obtain
their independence like that we
have enjoyed for one hundred and
twenty years; and were he Presi
dent the United States would ac
knowledge the Cubans as a beliger
ent power in twenty-four hours. A
wise hint at improvement in the
civil service law is given, which
commends itself at a glance to the
good sense of oar law-makers. It
is to make such changes ia. the law
which will forbid the holding of aa
official position for life, except
where piovided by the Constitu
tion. The tenure of official station
should be fixed at a term of years,
ana tnereoy enable a larger num
ber of citizens to partake in the du
ties as well as the emoluments of
office. This plan is strongly fa
vored by Mr. Bryan, and we be
lieve it is a splendid iraprc . ement
on the present system.
Mr. Bryan very wisely puts the
tariff in the background for the
present. His views are already well
known on this subject, and there
was no reason to restate them in a
year and at a time when the ques
tion itself would not be likely to
come before the country during his
term of office. The tariff issue is
settled for the present, except as to
the schedule on some particular ar
ticle, and that cannot become a na
tional question. Mr. Bryan so re
garded it, and it was an act of
prudence and decency not to agi
tate a threadbare subject, and
arouse feelings of opposition. He
believes the greatest of all questions
is the money question, and on that
issue he appeals to his fellow-Ctti-zens
to staud together, that the
free government giveu us by our
forefathers "shall not perish from
The entire letter is plain and
concise, bearing upon its face the
stamp of statesmanship, which is
refreshing to the people of this
country. As a state paper, it is as
far above the McKinley effort, as
the suow-capped peaks of the Wa
satch range are above the prairie
dog mounds of Skull valley. It is
manly, patriotic, and hopeful. Let
every good man and woman do
their duty, and the author of that
letter will be our President.
SUPREME COURT CRITICISM
Our opponents, like a pettifog
ger in a police court, raise their
hands in holy horror and roll their
eyes in Pecksniffian astonishment,
when they refer to that portion of
the Chicago platform which dares
to differ with the opinion of the
Supreme Qjurt of the United
States on the Income Tax Law.
They assume a virtuous air, and
then hurriedly whisper, "anarchy."
This favorite phrase is on the lips
of every speaker and in the col
umns of every newspaper that is
supporting the English gold stand
ard Republican party, from Mc
Kinley down to the little cross
roads paper printed at Provo, Utah.
A disagreement with an opinion
of this high judicial body, is set
down to be an act of treason, an'd
a tendency to overturn the whole
fabric of our government. All this
sort of twaddle is unworthy the
great men who indulge in it; it is
the cheap and dishonest talk of the
politician. The Supreme Court iB
but oue of the branches of our
government, and is no greater, or
entitled to no more or less respect
than the executive, or the legislat
ure. It is composed of men, hu
man beings, just like all courts of
iustice. The members are no more
of Divine origin than the blind
beggar who grinds his hand organ
onhe street for pennies. They
are not infallible or the essence of
perfection any more than toe men
who iiave occupiea iuw -years
In the rendering of this far
reaching opinion, there was five in
favor and four opposed. One of
the judges changed his vwws with
fc three weeks, thus .uJaBg ive
and a majority of the nine judges; I
he also strove to hide his name
from his fellow-countrymen, as
though he would escape the respon
sibility and the odium which he
knew would follow.
Is it auarchy or treason to criti
cise a judicial edict rendered under
such circumstances? The Chicago
platform, and none of the Demo
cratic speakers or papers have ever
deprecated or dissented from the
views of that opinion in more se
vere terms than the four brave
judges who disagreed with the five.
If they may be permitted to at
tack this judicial monstrosity with
such strong language, why may not
any other citizen likewise express
his dissent without being charged
with anarchy? Do not the old
time members of the Republicau
party remember how they used to
rail and condemn the same court
for the Dred Scott decision? The
very founders of the Republican
party used to enjoy the privilege
they had of abusing Judge Laney
for this wrong opinion. It became
the foundation of poetry and fic
tion, and was instilled into youth
for years, that it was not ouly in
human, but that it was a moral
crime. And yet these same hoary
headed hypocrites and their des
cendents now cry, "anarchy" when
we condemn this same court for a
greater wrong. And then the Su
preme Court is entitled to no im
munity from criticism in this case,
for the reason that they themselves
reversed the holding of the same
court which had stood as the law of
the land for more than one hundred
years, and which had been present
ed and ruled upon by this judicial
body in the Hylton case, and in the
Thus, if it is anarchy to con
demn this last opinion, then it was
auarchy to have rendered it, as it
was in effect a condemnation of the
honored judges who had preceded
them, and who had decided the in
come tax law valid and constitu
tional. This party of greed and gold
does not hesitate to resort to any
unfair and desperate means to ad
vance their cause; but this, like
many others will do them more
harm than good, when the people
get an understanding of the mat
ter. THE RICH OPPOSED
"One reason for thinking that
Mr. McKinley will win is that the
rich all over the United States are
against Mr. Bryan, and they have
had months for making prepara
tions to safe-guard thenselves
gaainst danger." London Statist.
Oh, certainly the English are
against us, and they believe that
money can rule the world forever.
In this case the thought is the off
spring of the wish. The rich are
against Mr. Bryan are they? Well,
if they are the only ones who are
opposing him he would have a sure
election, as matters have been so
mismanaged in this country that a
very small portion of the people
are rich; but then they are very
rich; but a rich man's vote only
counts one, the same as his coach
This reminds us of the two gen
tlemen who were running for Con
gress in Mississippi. One had been
a major in the Confederate army,
and insisted upon running on his
military record, and in a public
speech asked the ex-soldiers to vote
for him because he had been a
Replying to this
other candidate said: "My op
ponent asks your vote because he
was a major. I am willing to meet
him fairly on this ground. He
was a major; I was a private. All
I ask is, all who were officers vote
for my opponent, and all who were
privates vote for me." It is need
less to say the private was elected
by a large majority.
So in this election, Mr. McKin
ley was a major, and we will let
him have the vote of all the offi
cers, from Generals Palmer and
Buckner down to Captain Herr
Most, and we will take the support
of the high privates for Bryan.
It is hard for an Englishman or
for a British-American to realize
that the privates in this country
amount to much. Their feeling
is, "Let the people be d d."
But wheu they hear the tramp of
the cowboot brigade, and see the
millions of corn-huskers from the
western prairies, they will realize
that an army of generals without
privates is like a carriage without
wheels, a gun without lock, stock
or barrel, or a tree without roots.
The rich are against Mr. Bryan,
but the poor are for him, and the
"poor are always with us." It
means that there will be such an
uprising of the people that will
give hope and life to the toiling
millions, and will teach these Lon-
MQYLE, ZANE & COSTIGAN,
Deseret National Bank Bldg.
DICKSON, ELLIS & ELLIS.
Rooms 512 to 515 Progress Building.
RA Y VAJV COTT,
507 McCornick Block, Salt Lake City.
FERGUSON & CANNON.
332 Constitution Building.
S. L. PICKETT,
Mining Litigation a Specialty.
Nos. 81 and 82 Commkrcial Building.
Reference, Commercial National Bank.
L. M. ARMSTRONG,
Attosxxt axd Couiiiloi at Law.
CHERRY & TIMMONY,
Rooms S3 and 91 Commercial Block.
Salt Lake City.
GRAHAM F. PUTNAM.
31 32 Commercial Block, Salt Lake City.
JV. A. ROBERTSON
Boom 214 Atlas Block, - Salt Lake City.
POWERS, STRADP AND
Attorneys and Counselors.
SALT LAKE CITY.
WWMJiS & CRITCHitOW,
Rooms 25-27 Hooper Block.
J. L BAWLINS.
2. B. C&ITCBLOW.
s. w. STEWART.
C B. STEWART.
STEWART & STEWART
317 McCornick Block, Salt Lake City.
117 Commercial Block, Sak Lake Cky.
Real Estate Loaas.
doners and Eastern millionaires
that justice and truth will still sur
vive to the sons of men.
Mrs. Julius F. Taylor had the
pleasure of a call on last Thursday
from Mrs. S. G. Wilson, of 17 Eu
clid Avenue, and her sister, Mrs.
A. J. Spears, of 970 west, Fourth
South St. Both ladies are great
lovers of art and complimented the
paintings very highly.
An editor recently invented an
infernal machine which he places
in an envelope and sends to those
who refuse their local paper, after
taking it for five years and not pay
ing for it. The machine explodes
and kills the whole family, and the
fragments that fall in the yard kills
the dog. Glory certainly awaits
that editor, and when he gets into
the sanctum that awaits him above
he will have an upholstered chair
and be allowed to sit with his feet
on the table. Ex.
The Great Campaign has again
risen from the ashes of its 'fires
greater than ever. This year The
Great Campaign is an appropriate
cognomen; and it is right in the
spirit of earnest work for the elec
tion of Bryan and the redemption
of the land from the sordid hand
of wealth. We welcome Brother
Kenner and his bright, original
journal into the field. There is
room for all, and all can help win
the greatest victory of the century.
R. N. BASK1N.
E. D. HOOE.
BASKIN & HOGE,
140 SOUTH MAIN..
Commercial Block, Salt Lake City, Utah
A. J. WEBER,
2408 Washington Ave., Ogden,.Utah.
SAMUEL A. KING,
First National Bank Building,
Sols agents tor Yooman'a New York Hat The
Leader. We also carry Stetaoa'f and
otter floe bats.
W. P. Noble Mercantile Co.
IBS "--' Ctzset.
HATS, CAPS & GENTS' FURNISHINGS.
The Security gjffi
Office under Deieret National Bank.
TELEPHONE NO. 142.
HARRIS & WILSON,
NO. 16 WEST
SECOND SOUTH ST.
- Fie fagQiMe
28-30 Main Street.
Lowest prices for Family supplies,
Dry Goods, Shoes, etc.
fL (. I(BELiBY?
. Telephone 27. Manufacturer
. of Pure Ice Cream, Water
. Ices, Candies, Home-Made
. Bread and Cakes.
2B6 S. MAIN ST.
SALT LAKE CITY.
Why not bar tho best tjr U for tks
boost 00 tea nsaratu
. TOST KKTTH ST. SiXXLAZXCXZT.
l E. Multsy 4? 0.
Wholesalers and Retailers of
213 south main street,
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
R. K. Thomas
0. E. MEEEDITH,
TRUNK FACTORY. : : :
Bicycle and Trunk Repairing.
29 E. First South I
TheMajestic Oil Cooking Stoves
Are dow within the reach ot all.
Take adrantage of these price:
One-Burner Store 14.00
Two-Burner Store &00
Three-Burner Store 8.60
The only safe, reliable and odorlesa oil (tore
made other are experiment. The Majestic Oil
Cooking Store U belter, cheaper and (afar than anj
gaaollne store. We hare reduced the price ot
Ik Plus. Unmml Su.1 km
When baying get the beat and cheapest.
H.0INW00DEY FURNITURE Co.
Co-opcrativs FurEiturG Gg.
And Upholstery Goods, etc
Bioyoles and Baby Carriage.
Best Goods and Best Prices.
11 AND 13 MAIN STREET,
SALT LAKE CITY.
JOHN HE1L, Mgr. etcmiztn 1871.
Mountain Ice Co.,
SM W. Third South St.,
- SALT LAKE CITY.
Txuotokx is. UTAH.
F. A. SAKUTH
Flae ArUatic TAILOK1NC itBMt
fi5 00 and up.
3 50 and up.
Chas. W, Hum, Cutter.
NO. 65 W. SECOND SOUTH.
MINES AND LOANS.
A number of cheap Bom, Bcnstso Lots,
Bcicrxat asd Fictncilii buusxa Sixb. Bmx
Dxacx PsorcxTX axd Fabxs for aale or ez tuce
Alao Mnrza, Hnrrxo PsoarxcTS and Mama Stoczs,
ome at war down price. Mxxccx, Sexism,
Pxxnron.arjd properties adjacent thereto a pe
dalty. Moxxr to Loax at rerj lowect rate. Call
on or address
GEO. H. KNOWLDEN,
iS WEST fcrD SOUTH STREET,
Salt Ioxx Crrr, Utax.
X. B. It wlU par Inrettor with larg or aaaU
means to call on or correspond with
Oxo. H. KxowLDEr.
Wiscomb & Co ,
The beat place for Family Supplies.
58 FIRST SOUTH ST.
0 Telephone 674 0
813 Main St, Salt Lake Gty,
DAY, BOWE & Co., Props.,
Dealers ia Heats. Groceries, Fish, Potd
try and Provisioas.
ASD OOSTEOTIOSiaS' STTPPUBS.
Jobber of Hota, Bte. Telethons H.
ill 8. Vest Temple, Salt Late CHy.
Utah Poultry and
Produce Commiseion Co.
K W. FIRST SOUTH ST
ISALT LAKE CfTY, UTAH.
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