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m The Iron County Record
tm The Leading Newspaper of Southern Utah.
B EatabliHhcd December, 1893.
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H A. D. McCluIre . . . Udltor and Mwiwscr
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IH Local and CIMl(1ed notice ICc a line for the flrt litwrtlon and 6c a
B line for each awUtiafnt lnftlon.
B "" jiKiiAV. outojiick ih. wxa.
H The Ootid Election
H With the election but Uttlo more than two
H weeks distant, it is itmerativo that every voter
H who desires to vote conscientiously and for the
H best interests of tho county and tho community
B should begin to give earnest consideration to ail
H tho questions to bo determined at the polls.
M In. addition to voting upon national, state
H and county officers and a number of amendments
H to tho stato constitution, tho votors of Iron county
m will decido whether or not tho county shall issue
H bonds to tho extent of $50,000 for tho construc-
H tion of highways within its limits.
H So far as thi3 paper is concerned, it has not
H dlroct Sntorcst one way or tho other oxcept in so
H far as it affocts the comfort, convenience and
M wolfaro of tho peopleof tho county as a whole
H Thoro are many who are openly advocating tho
M bond insuo and many more who are openly oppos-
B ing it. and we hopo all are conscientious in their
m viows respecting the situuation. We do believe,
m novertholess, that tho proposition in all aspects
M should bo brought faco to faco with the voter in
B order that ho may intelligently decide boforo cast-
m ing a voto, for an improper decision and a mistnk-
m on voto night work Irropoiablo injury to tho
H Thoro are a numbor who aro opposing the
H issue on tho ground that tho road futuls of the
m county aro being squandered, that the county is
K ' not getting any whore nenr equivalent in value
' for tho money expended in road construction
H and tho blame is laid at tho door of tho county
H; commissioners. Now, wo don't take these as-
Kil sortiona an sorlouB us do some, rather belioving
B that tho blame, if thoro is any. should be croditcd
Pjflx:wtdwwtaiiJw "" '' " "
T But, for the tmko of u full and fair consider-
H ' - ation of tho situation, suppose we admit that tho
H charges as bovo stated are true, thoy can only
H bo applied to present and past actions, and not
H prospectively, for tho board of county commission-
H era that will havo chargo of tho bond issue, if
H ratified, will include but ono member of tho prcs-
H ent board, tho additional members to bo chosen at
H the coming election. It is plain, therefore, that
H if tho board to bo oloctod and which would have
H chargo of any fund dorived from a bond issue,
Hj should not bo sufficiently qualiiied and capable
H to properly handle so oxtonsivo an undertaking,
H thoro is but two possiblo viows to bo taken re-
H (meeting tho mattor; either thoro aro no men in
H tho county capablo of directing the expenditure
H of public funds who would accept tho olfico of
H commissioner, or tho political parties and party
H leadors, in a desire to sorve their own interests,
H do not take into consideration tho standing,
H ability, and fitnes of nominees for tho position
H for which thoy aro nominated, but act as their
H prejudices dictate.
H Wo do nut euro to add our indoresment to any
H such a theory. On tho contrary, wo belicvo
B thoro aro men on tho suveral tickets who arc
H capablo of properly handling any sum of public
H money and who would bo absolutely conscientious
M in doing so. At any rato tho man who intends
B suoh argument to apply to tho future must admit
B that ho is blaming himself for his own nog-
H litmnca. for if the neonlo. irnnnrnllv. would tnki
H mora interest in tho nomination of men for
m public olUctirt there would bo less cause for com-
B plaint. And tho man who takes no interest should
H not be hoard to complain about the mon who are
H Respecting the reasons urged why tho bond
M issue should bo authorised, thu principal ono is that
1 Iron county NEEDS tho roads that would be con-
M structed wjth tho funds that would bo available
H from tho sale of bonds. Iron county iwods high-
H ways more, perhaps, than any other county in tho
H state, with perhaps ono exception. This is so
H bocauso the greater part of the population of the
H county is distant several miles from tho railroad.
H the county is growing rapidly in population, and,
H because of its location, the citixens of two or three
H adjoining counties must largely use its highways
H as an outlet to tho railroad and other largor com-
H morcial centers and populated sottlomonts within
I the county.
Hk If there were any immediate prospects fo
securing a railroad or other adeqmeans i!
rapid transportation, the need for bfayfl hwou,a
not bo nearly so great, but at prescfJr8UC" proI
spects are but hopes, amounting tf some ot
the citzens almost to a nightmare. . , !
The matter of taxes is another (H011 . . !
seriously considered, but in this coct,on !t 13
well to remember that bonds would feissued only
as needed, all of them to run for Venty -years
from the date of issuance, so that it!f0Ul(1 be two
or three years, perhaps longer, before" the bonds
would be issued. By that timo tl increase in
population and taxable property wtf n0 "ou"t
provide sufficient revenue to pay ik interest on
tho bonds and, in addition, a sita fund for
their redemption at maturity. I
There is one fact which theater should
keep in mind in determining how 8nalJ vote:
Now is tho time to secure all the ids that wj11
be needed to build a perfect aygtefi of roads in
Iron county, and IP THE PROPOfeP ISSUE IS
REJECTED, IT IS UNLIKELY THAT AN
OTHER OPPORUNITY WILL I$V3R BE OF
FERED WHEREBY THE CONSTRUCTION OF
GOOD ROADS WILL BE ASSURED,
Tho Beef 'Trust" K
In these days when demagogue politicians and
chronic fanatics are yelping andllowling them
selves hoarse about the "oppressive beef trust,"
it is worth your while and affordsw interesting
subject, to sit down and think itout tho high
prices of meats and tho cause fot; sit With beef
cattle selling around $11, or lie $jund, in the
market centers-Mf the stockman and the farmer
can get this price for his beef stajt on foot or
gross weight-there is little chance for lower meat
The supply of meat in the cenws of popula
tion is not equal to the demand. Although the
numbors of consumers meat eatjp is greater
than n year ago, the supply of livel)ck is not as
great although tho prices are lijtfer than last
year and, on many grades of staj higher than
over before in the history of tho coiatry.
If such extraordinary high pries do not at
tract an adequato supply of livq sTck to satisfy
tho actual demands of tho countryjlt is self evi
dent that tho stock is not to be had the supply is
not equal to the demand. (
Why, then, blamo the packew,3r, as they are
luTnilecidcTlryThore square to bo (JhdTd'arid admit
that it is to the scarcity of live sWk the present
high prices of meat is due, and tt in fact the
sCockman is the "trust" that k getting the
If any arbitrary action should taken with a
viow to reducing the prico of meat! the producer
would bo tho one to suffer, and wfen the farmer
and tho stockman ars poor, every tie else except
ing the rich are, tosay tho least, infembarassing"
There aro bnt two ways honetly and fairly
to secure a reduction in tho price dneats; one is
to limit the increase in population and the other
to increase the number of live itock. Either
would work a solution fairly, alttough it might
cause untold loss to the stock aisers of the
But so long as the present conations continue,
so long ns the ratio of population tothe number of
producers continues to increase, jusso long will
tho price of meat products continieto advance,
beef trust or no beef trust, growler ogaio growler
progressive or no progressive.
A great many persons are honest not because
they want to bo but because they have to be.
Those cold, stormy days pronmts the ques
tion, "What have 1' done with gy summer's
It is not always the truly honQsTOfn that has )
the best standing in tho eommunit.jha nmy have
been unfortunate or had a big family to support. '
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In its last issue, the Kane Aty Indepen
dent published an extract from aS editorial np-
pearing in The Record some nioijjp since, but i
failed to give this paper proper credit. You are!
at perfect liberty, brothor, to roprjuce anything
appearing in these columns, but kindly give the
customary credit. T
The Record believes a newspaper's duty to
advise tho public and advise them hy aml im"
lxartially. It does not suggest sompfhing and then
leave its readers to flounder about; la deep mys
tery. And no business man who patronizes this
paparneod fear that his competitor rill be ven
more mention and greater consideration because
he may happen to bo a stockholder!) tho paper.
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I BIG DROP IN FLOUR f
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j fancy t . . $2.25 per cwt.
J These are the BEST twp brands of Flour inthe State, f
take your choice., !
T Sugar still - - $6.95 t
! Low prices on Lumber, Shingles, Wire Fencing, !
i. Case Goods, etc. Remember we handle as much stock as ,!
Jt, any two houses in Southern, Utah, hence can make the
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Lime When You Want It
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1 carry lime in Stock at all times. Can Supply Lump or Putty in large v
ff or small Quantities at a Moment's Notice. tJ?
,-rf Delivery made to any part of Iron County tjr
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i IPliono 13-3 Oocinr City, TTtJvXx. j,i
"Pledge of Purity" Fountain
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j tain. It will appeal to your sense of sight your
love of tho artistic and beautiful.
The soda water, syrups, fruic juices, and ice
cream served at this fountain are guaranteed to
be of the purest and to contain no adulterations f
which will affect the health of the most delicate
child. See our "Pledge of Purity." .
The difference between our Soda Water and
j the old time ordinary soda is about the same as
i (I a kiss by moonlight and one by mail.
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