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V PAtl FOUR THE LOGAN REPUBLICAN .. ,, . TUESDAY FEBRUARY- 4 1t1S
THE LOGAN REPUBLICAN
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mM j Official Republican' Organ of .Cache County, Utah
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1 RACE TRACK GAMBLING
H ' Tho people of Farmlngtdn seem to be taking
H the opposite side of tho Unco Track bill Introduced
H by Representative Mabey. According to tho Kays-
mW villo Weekly Keflex petition signing against tho bill
H Is qulto general. Tlio Keflex Is quoted ns saying:
H Almost every citizen of Farmington is sign-
H Ing tho petition asking the legislature to kill the
H rnco track gambling bill which Iloprcsontatlvo
mW Mabcy has Introduced In tho legislature. Lagoon
H races aro a sourco of considerable revenuo to our
H pcoplo and they very naturally aro In favor of
H letting tho sporting pcoplo have tholr fling. Farm'
H , Ington Is lively during the races and there Is
H never n vacant houso or room In the city.
H i Against this spirit Is tbo scathing statement
H I of Chief of Poltco d rant of Salt Lako City who
H thinks it bad business, no matter what the rev-
H enuo amounts to. Tho chief says In part:
H "Tho undcslrablo cIbbs of people como In
(iPH hero by tho score, and with all duo respect to
tho Sheriff of Davis county, you never had any
thing that so demoralized and put such a damn-
ablo curso on Davis county, or any other portion
H of tho state, as did tho races at Lagoon. Tbo In-
B I experienced farmers could rent their houses for
H $20 per week to b0 occupied byt prostitutes,
H "Touts" nnd this class of pcoplo who did nothing
H but follow tho races.
H "Tho noys and girls of Davis county and
H tho boys nnd girls of this city bet their money
H on the wees, nnd they keep betting until they
H have nothing left. Then the boyB begin to rob
H tills and both tho boys and the girls Immediately
H begin to 'go down hill.' 1 know these to bo
H facta bccaiiso in my business I must know of
H theso things."
H As wo said In n recent Issue wo say ngalu
H that tho Mabcy-Thornley bl.l ouglit to bo passed.
H If horse racing cannot bo Indulged in as a clean
H sport, Just the same us baseball, football etc., then
H wo think It time tho curtain - was being down
on the final act.
mm THE STATE'S FINANCES
H On November 30, tbu end of tho fiscal period,
H there woj In tbo treasury u cash balance of $1,550,-
H 000 in round numbers, every cunt of which, how-
H ever, and a little moro beside, la appropriated for
mW various purposes. About $760,000 belongs to special
mW funds, such, for Instance, ns tho University Per-
H manent Maintenance Fund, and cannot bo alienated
H j' for any other purpose. Of tho remaining $805,000
H about $740,000 stands as the unused residue of tho
m capltol appropriation. This leaves about $65,000
m I out of which inuut bo provided salaries of state
mm ofllclals for tho last qmircr of tho year, together
H with the conespunding olllco maintenance, semi-
H annual Interest on bond issues, and sinking fund
B payments on them. Theso requirements total
about $425,000. So far from having any money In
J ' Its treasury which It may spend for new purposes,
HHI tho stato falls short of being ablo to supply Its
HHJ present needs without additional provision being
made A similar situation hc'.d at tho beginning
of tho present two year term, I. o., December 1,
J 1910, tho cash balanco being over $600,000, but n
dellclt of hoiiio size appearing in tho general fund.
HHJ ' The annual income of the stato for tho last
H four years stands uh follows:
' 190! .... $2.059.262. SI 1911 .... $3,771,231.31
mm 1910 .... 0,954,594.25 1912 .... 3,C6S,004.42
M About $900,000 of each year's Income averaging
m roughly, represents tho operations of tho land board
H consisting partly of principal and interest collected
, on outstanding loans, and partly of payments on
M land contracts. Tho shnrp Increases shown In the
1 lost thrco years as compared with tho first ono of
1 the four, are particularly duo to the heavy inherit-
nnco taxes which hnvo been collected during thoso
1 yenrs. Tho incomo from Inhorltanco taxes, while
l showing a largo normnl growth was in thoso years
W abnormally large owing to tho collection of a fow
Br I heavy Items, such as tho $798,000 tax paid by tho
' ' esloto of B. H. Harrlmon. Theso have In part
H I ccn utilized by Betting nsldo $750,000 for tho con-
M structlon of the capltol, cutting down by Just so
B much tho slzo of any bond issue thnt may bo re-
B ' quired. Tho cash dlsbursomentB during tills period
M wero somewhat loss than tho Incomo, resulting In
H a largo casli balanco on December 1, tho possos-
' slon of which has saved tho state consldcrnblo
1 clwrgo by way of interest, on overdraft.
m Tho Ux rato has been brought down in 1912
B to soven nnd n half mills, and tho 1912 collections
H w11 total about $1,442,000. Tho assessed valuation
Hr of utnn property hovo risen from $173,826,000 In
' 1009, to $200,299,000 in 1912, an Increase of 16.2
Hflr cr cent. Wiillo of courso theso figures represent
R but n fraction of tho real values, tho percentage
W of Increase should bo fairly Indicative of the ronl
H Increase In values in Utah during that period.
Ht However, increases in assessments seem to havo
H: lagged behind Increases in real values, rather than
r to havo exceeded thorn.
w Tho stato now has outstanding five scries of
H bonds totalling $1,210,000, as follows: $200,00 4'n
Hi. of July 2. 1890; $190,000 8W'b of Onptmnber lit.
HK 1898; $300,000 3U'b of July 1st, 1900; $200,000 A'a
HK- k j m i " r-T-rnr mhi , ,,,ii
and $300,000 4's, both of July lBt, 111. Each of
them runs for twenty years, and under their torms
a sinking fund for their retirement at maturity
must bo provided, such sinking fund payments for
tho account of any issue commencing with its
eleventh year. All issues wero sold at par.
The first three represent the refunding of old
territorial Issues, and tho Blnklng fund ,(on them
amounts now to $240,000. Another series of 1892,
amounting to $250,000, and bearing 6 per cent, was
retired in 1912 .
Of tho two last series, tho first, $260,000 Is for
read building, and its proceeds are to be divided
equally among the twenty-six counties. It is in
addition to an appropriation of $60,000 anuaily for
road construction, an appropriation for the main
tenance of convict camps and varying but consid
erable sums of money voted to counties to assist
In tho building of bridges and costly stretches of
road. It is also In addition to the road and bridge
construction dono by the counties themselves.'
Tbo second scries $300,000 waa issued 'for
tho construction of a new central building at tho
Stato University. Still a sixth Issue of a million
uouars io proviae ior lueierociiun ui wo Biaio
capltol, has been authorized, but will not bo Issued
I if current Incomo. can bo made to supply the .nec
It Is interesting to us, and to every taxpayer,
to observe Just how tbo stato spends its money.
The following tabic Illustrates a portion of the
situation In 1912:
Kxpended For Toxcb Lovled
Permanent Maintenance funds tor tho threo
major state schools 17.8
High School fund 6.6
District School fund 40.
Miscellaneous educntlonnl oxponscs, being
tho upkeep of three minor state schools,
tho Farmers' Institutes, Experiment Star ,
tlons, etc 16.7
Total for education 81.1
Charities Mental Hospital 5.7
flood Roads 7.4
It will be seen that nothing Is in this list
which Is not in the nature of actually constructive
work and representative of an established Btato
policy, yet tho sum is almost equal to tho total
taxes. Tho largo capltol appropriation, tho state's
pollco expenses (Including under that term all Its
costs for courts nnd penitentiary), tho Interest and
sinking fund payments on its bonded debt, tbo up
keep of tho National Guard together with all tho
operating expenses of tho machinery of stato gov
ernment, wero paid (incurring only a moderate de
ficit) by tho current revenuo of tho stato exclusive
of direct taxes, that is to say, by tho gamo licen
ses, Inheritance taxes, and olllco fees. In short,
tho stato government has not only supported itself
but has paid a dividend to its citizens on Its oper
ation every dollar of tax, and moro going Into con
structive work of some kind. National Copper
.ia I &Sa ki
T -i T 'IT
REP. CARDON IS POPULAR
The Salt Lake Telegram publishes a half tono
of Hon. Joseph E. Cnrdon, under which appcarB
tho following write up:
Tho only thing that prevented If-onh E.
Cnrdon of Logan from being mnyor of that city
a fow years ago was tho fact that ho lacked less
than twenty votes of landing tho election. Tho
fact that ho was defeated did not daunt the po'
llticnl ambitions of tho young man In tho least.
Ho kept right along taking a decidedly nctlvo In
terest In tho .affairs of his city, county nnd stato
nt largo. When tho Democratic stato convention
mot In Salt Lako City last spring to nomlnato
delegates to tho Haltlmoro convention, Joseph E.
Cnrdon received tho highest number of votes cast
for any candidate.
When tho Democrats of Cache county met
later to nomlnato candidates for tho legislature,
Mr. Cordon received tho highest number of votes
of any candidate, nndwhon tho votes of Cacho
county wero counted on tho night of November
5 It was found that ho had recolvcd tho highest
number of votes of any candidate- on any ticket
In bis district, which is saying n good denl when
It Is known that tho various tickets contained
the names of a number of strong men.
Mr. Cordon has a. ready proveu hat h
nil active member of tho lower Iuiubo and gives
promise of being ono of tho llvest wires among
the forty-four members of that body. Whou not
law making or taking port In politics, Mr. Car
don dovotes his tlmo and attention to real estate,
mercantllo business, knitting factory and dry
farming. He 1b ono of tho principal owners lit
ono of tho largest dry farms In Tooelo county
and is deeply Interested In tho dry farming in
dustry of tho state.
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In all schools, children should bo taught to
work In wood und Iron, to undortbtand tho construc
tion and use of machinory, to bocomo acquainted
with tho groat forces that mnn is using to do his
work. In this way boy8 would learn tholr nptl
tudes would nscortaln what thoy aro fitted for
what thoy could do. It would not bo a guess, or
an experiment, but a demonstration. Education
Bhould Increaso a boy's chance for gottlng a liv
ing. Tho real good of It Is to gotfood and roof
nnd raiment, opportunity, to dovelop tbo mind and
body, and llvo n full nnd amplo llfo.
Tbo more real education, tho Icsb crime and
tho moro homes tho fewor prisons. Ilobert Q.
4 ! 4 !
''Tho Hull Moose, who carried Chicago by a
considerable margin last Novombor, do not oven
nominate candidates for tho spring election. Tho
Illinois animal seems to bear resomblanco to tho
bumble bee, which leirend sayb Is biggest when lt'
born." Cleveland Plain Dealor.
4 b 4
Progress is possible only whero tho apples
of discord havo been thrown. Alice Hubbard.
J ? 4 4
Liberty la your birthright. Abraham Lincoln.
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