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BJ 5 , Thinly vo'lcil undor Iho guise oL a
BJ; , coniniunlcntlon lrom sonio perton tin-
BJ-' ' ' known, nn editorial writer on tho
BJ' Tribune stuff makes a vicious attack
BJL. "r upon tho witnesses who hnvc gone to
M',' A ' WnshliiBton to testify for tlio tlefenso
Bj iij 5 in the Smotit case. Tho Trlb has ex-
BJ. " f; hnusted Its vocabulary and the pa-
M l ' tioncu of Its readers In bolstering up
f; ;v i'" ' Its own tottering cause. Any one who
K'" 'i has lived In Utah long enough to get
Bfl v ' acquainted knows that beyond tlio
Bfl " A i shadow of a doubt tho witnesses for
' ' J tho defenso are, in business standing,
BJt . integrity, honor and general good char-
Bl, actcr superior to most of those, who
BH as paid detectives, tried to work up
B , a case against Senator Smoot. Most
Bb ' uowspapcrs that in alio a pretense to
Bfl being fair and honest are willing to
HB admit Hint there nro some good men
BH, who do not ngrco with their viows.
Hk i But tho Trlbuno proceeds along the
BH ' lino that unless you accopt Its uttor-
BH , anccs ns inspired you aro by naturo a
BH knave or a fool.
BH It is timo that Salt Lake's citizens
BH vi , wero "getting a move on" and formu-
HH lating plans for a proper observance of
HH , tho opening of tlio Clark road to Los
H J Angeles. While it is truo that regular
H trains may not bo running for somo
PJH: months, preparations for nn occasion
H liko this cannot bo made In n few days.
H Salt Lake now has tho iiamo of bolng
HHJ ono of tho hardest cities in tho conn-
HHj , try in which to arouse a broad and
Hfl . nctlvo public spirit. Wo can tnko a
HH . long step toward disproving this by
HH J letting Californlnns know Hint wo are
HH' voiy much nllvo whon tho tlrst two
M ' trains meet in Nevada.
H Presldont F. J. Hngonliartli of tlio
H J , Notional Livestock association cut n
H , sorry flgivo ns a presiding officer at
H tlio recent meeting at Denver. Tho
H ' boast of physical courage and prowess
H before tlio body that honored htm,
H simply because tho attltudo of somo
H: of tho membe'rs did not suit him,
' turned out to bo a bluff.
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There nro many rumors floating
around of what Is going to be done by
the present state administration. Par
ticularly Is It rumored that no Republi
can who favored tho re-nomination or
Governor Wells Is to have any consid
eration. . Truth has this much to say. It fa
vored thcr c-nomlnatlon of Governor
Wells because ho had made a clean,
honorable and upright executive.
Truth favored Mr. Wells from pure
motives which meant no disrespect to
any other candidate. It believed Gov
ernor Wells when ho stated to his
friends that ho was not a supporter or
tho Kearns contingent. Many other
Republicans did tho same and we do
not consider that they or we commit
ted any political crime in differing
with thoso who supported other can
didates in the convention.
Wo sny In all friendliness that If It
is intended to carry out a system of
ostracism as is rumored, such means
war on about half of the Republican
party, or probably a majority. If such
a political was is prosecuted and every
friend of Governor Wells Is to be ta
bocd and politically punished, It will
be tho political mistake of tho year. A
largo proportion of tho Republican
party nro Gentiles. Many favored
Governor Wells, believing his state
ment that Kearns did not control him,
and they aro likely to oppose this ru
mored program and resent it hard. Wo
suggest In all fairness and candor that
tho administration should go slow.
Such a courso as outlined if pursued
will very much aid tho "American"
paity In tho effort which It will doubt
less make to carry tho city election
Ofllco holders should bo as loyal par
tisans as they pretended to bo before
they wore elected. It Is not at all
likoly that President Love of tho state
senate would have announced during
the recent campaign that ho would be
stow tho chairmanship of Important
committees to Democrats Instead of
Republicans In case he should succeed
In securing tho position he now holds.
It may bo within tho laws of Utah
for a banker to invoke tho statute of
limitations to escape paying to deposi
tors tho money which Is rightfully duo
them, but Is there any reason why a
banker should not bo governed by tho
same principles of honor that ordinary
men aro supposed to observe?
An nutoniobllo line from Las Vegas
to tho Bullfrog mining camp Is now
projected. To tho old prospectors
who a fow years ago carried their
grub stakes through the dreary des
ert on tho backs of burros, tho change
must occm llttlo short of magical.
Representative Harry Josoph has
the right idea in seeking to provide
for a stnto Inspector of metalliferous
mines. While ns a rule the mines of
Utah aro safer than those of any other
stnto, there are a few greedy corpora
tions that for tho sake of n paltry sav
ing nro always ready to endanger the
lives of their employes and run tho
chance of beating n suit for heavy
While tho legislature is framing a
banking law, and as a result of the
Schcttler bank failure, It will surely
do so, a restriction dlioukl be Inserted
that will prohibit tho indiscriminate
use of tho work "Bank" for advertis
ing purposes. Such a misuse is mis
leading, whether the Intent is to de
ceive or not. The public has a right
to know when it deals with a real bank
and any Institution using tho word
either as, a sign or In advertising,
should first comply with banking requirements.
The tendency which every Utah leg
islature has shown to divide into tho
factions of the "Cow Counties," and
tho "others" is again manifest. No
good comes of such senseless strife.
A representative or s'snator, no matter
what part of the state he halls from,
who is not broad enough to look at
proposed legislation from tho stand
point of the general public, is not the
man to represent any county of Utah
The statement of Robert Hunter,
sociologist, that one-eighth of the peo
ple of the United States actually suf
fer from poverty, seems grossly ex
aggerated. Comparatively few work
men have been Idle from choice dur
ing the last four years. Tho greater
amount of suffering, we believe, Is due
to other causes than enforced Idleness
or insufficient wages.
When the bad man of tho Trlbuno
mado tho rounds Inst fall just before
election with a knife, ho could have
found something more to his liking
by calling at tho county clerk's office
instead of at tho county infirmary. In
this way he could have served the pub
lic and at tho samo time avoided a
libel suit of considerable dimensions.
Representative Kinney bids fair to
gain tho record for tho Introduction of
bills seeking to amend existing laws.
Mr. Kinney bolng a well-read lawyer,
of courso realizes that to amend all
the laws that need changing ho must
begin early In tho session and keep
constantly at It.
Before tho bill recently Introduced
In the senate to "prevent art In Utah
from starving to death" Is passed, It
might be well to find out what propor
tion of Utah's lawmakers have taken
a oourso In drawing.
Hero's to Senator Sutherland.
Truth predicts that no public-spirited
citizen of Utah will bo disappointed
with our new senator's record. He
has both tho esteem and confidence of
his party and tho general public.
Wilson of Wasatch objects with
somo heat to tho appellation of "Rail
road Bill." But if that Is tho mildest
term applied to a lawmaker during the
session, tho legislature may count
Itself unusually fortunate.
Even tho best Japanese gunners aro
poor marksmen whon compared with
"John Ward" and his assistants.
Somo of Utah's poultrymen havd
been in high feather this week.
May the Salt Lake Symphony Or "
chestra soon give us another feast ilk I
that of Monday night. More hlgh-clasa I
music and less rank melodrama win l fi(
be deeply appreciated by a great Ii -many
of us. Ii w
That Chicago laborer who escaped 111 S(
punishment for a misdemeanor be- II ?
cause he was the father or nineteen II it
children ought to be pensioned by IK
President Roosevelt. IB si
Now, in the name of Utah's newly. II tl
acquired reputation as a wild animal v
preserve, let us Invito the President Ll
to Salt Lake county for his next big H ,
game hunt. H j
Dealers In hunters supplies ought H
not to complain of the workings of the flj E
bounty law, unless the ammunition H
used has been Imported. H ;
Whon a man on a salary or less than H '
$100 per month spends money like a H
millionaire, ho arouses the suspicions H
of his best friends. H i
From somo cause or other the TrI- D
buno seems to bo disgruntled over the H
election of George Sutherland to the M
United States senate. IB
Tho exploits of "John Ward," mighty 1
hunter, would furnish excellent ma- I
terlal for a modern and thrilling melo- K
Tho chronic loafer generally devel- H
ops Into a persistent kicker.
AT ALL HALLOWS' COLLEGE. I
Rev. William J. Gibbons, the new
vice president of All Hallows college,
is of middle age and a successful edu-
cator. He was born at Mobile, Ala.,
and was educated In that city and at
Jefferson college in Louisiana. When
he decided to enter the Marist order he
was sent to Devonshire, England,
where he was received Into the so- K
clety. Ho was then transferred to W
Spain, where ho was elevated to the
sacred priesthood. Berore returning M
to America ho visited for a time in
Ireland, his native country. II
As an educator and prelate, Father II
Gibbons has been professor in Jeffer- 1
son college, assistant pastor In St. H
Mary's church, Algiers, La., and, with BH
Father Gulnan as assistant, ho founa-
ed tho parish and built tho church or mt
tho Sacred oHart at Atlanta, Ga. Later n
he returned to Jefferson college to as- n
sumo tho position of procurator, wmen ma
position he held until ho was recently n
transferred to Salt Lake. Mj
LIFE AND DEATH. Ij
So ho died for his faith. That is nne-
Moro than most of us do.
But say, can you add to that line ;
That ho lived for It, too?
In his death ho bore witness at last 1
As a martyr to truth.
Did his life do tho samo In tho past
From thle days of his youth f
It is easy to dio. Men have died
For a wish or a whim M
From bravado or passion or priat- m
Was it harder for him?
But to live every day to live out II
All tho truth that ho dreamt, II
Whllo his friends met his conam. )
with doubt .. r
And the world with contempt.
Was It thus that ho plodded ahead, I
Never turning aside? ,ei U
Then we'll talk of the lfo that he
Never mind how J Crosby. I