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I ADDITIONAL SOCIAL NOTES.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Evans cnior
taincd Friday evening.
Miss Helen Crawford was one of the
hostesses at brldgo Wednesday after
' Tlio Press club's annual banquet Is
set for March 4 and will bo one of tho
Mrs. William M. Bradloy entertained
at an informal brldgo party Wednes
Friday ovcnlng took placo tho sec
ond dancing party of tho season, given
by tho High School Alumni associ i
. Mrs. Moody of Fort Douglas enter
tained at brldgo Wednesday evening,
complimentary to hor guest, Miss
Hills of Huron. S. D.
T. M. Schumacher, general traffic
manager of tho Short Lino, with Mrs.
Schumnchor, is In San Francisco, but
will return In a week.
Mrs. 13. D. Hammond entertained
tho Ladles' Aid society of tho First
Baptist church Thursday at hor homo,
378 Kast Third South street.
Mrs. Bonapait of East South Tcm
plo street was tho hostess oor tho
Woman's Republican club Wednesday
ovcnlng, nnd owing to tho day the
meeting was ono of patriotism.
Tho Thlstlo Social club gavo a so
cial to its members nnd friends- Fri
day ovcnlng In its hall, with tho
Scotch members of tho legislature as
Honored guests of tho ovcnlng.
: " Fr"6mont Grosholl, tho woll known
i ticket broker, Is enjoying a scvoro at-
- tack of gout and is being compliment
ed by his many friends on having con
tracted such a fashlonnblo nllmont.
. D. E. Burloy, general passongor
agent of tho Oregon Short Lino, is
In Tahiti, beyond tho reach of ca
bles, wireless telegraph or other oloc
trlc means of communication. Ho
will rest among tho bannnas, dusky
bolles, bread fruit trees and other at
tractions until March 12.
i Mrs. Amanda Chandler Robinson
was united In marrlago to Tobias T.
Itasmusson of Oakley Summit county,
at tho Templo Wednesday. In tho
i evening a wedding dinner In theli
honor was glvon by Mr. and Mrs. J.
J. McPhco at their resldonco, 013
'. South West Templo. Mrs. Robinson
1 has resided In Salt Lnko for tho past
two years and has mnny friends hero.
Georgo White, formerly of tho Trlb
uno, but now city editor of tho Ore
gonlan, was married In Portland
Tuesday to Miss Honrlotta Diana
Fletcher, of that city, and Is now en
routo to this city on a wedding tour.
Mr. Whlto Is a son or Special Officer
:' WhUo nnd his fnther Is very proud of
tho success achieved by tho young
' man Elnco leaving hero, his pride em-
' bracing both tho edltorlnl and mntrl-
'! monlnl features of his son's career.
Mrs. Clarcnco II. McCoy and Mrs. J.
0. Clnrk woro hostessos at ono of tho
merriest Washington pnrtles of Wed
, ncsday, tho affair bolng given at tho
McCoy rcsldcnco complimentary to
' Mrs. Walter Frasor, who Is hero vlslt-
j' Ing her parents for a short time. Rod,
whlto nnd bluo woro tho colors. Tho
tallies and scoro cards woro small
hatchets, nnd In other ways was tho
lny romembored. Mrs. Hcbor Leo won
r tho first prize, a plato hand-painted In
I grapes, and Mrs. S. C. Snyder was
; awarded tho second, nn ollvo dish
decorated In chorrles.
A buffet supper was glvon in honoi
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Nyo at tho
Webber residenco on Monday even
ing by Mr. and Mrs. Webber, Mr. nnu
Mrs. Franken- and Miss Webber, tho
guests comprising some of tho younger
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Nyo. Mr. and
Mrs. Nyo will leave on Monday for the
Colorado capital, taking with them the
very best wishes of all their Salt Lake
LIGHT AND POWER FRANCHISES.
Tho dally papers havo had a gala
time for tho past ten days denouncing
tho Light and Street Railway com
pany, becauso It has been stated that
tho company is about to apply to the
c'ty council for an extension of its
franchlso for a period of GO years.
Tho Tribune, Herald and Telegram
particularly tho latter , have fairly
gono Into hysterics about tho mauei
and public sentiment has beon worked
up to a high pitch. Before saying
much about It, Truth prefers to wait
to sco what tho company actually
wants. An extension of a franchise,
which already has a llfo of about 40
years, for an additional period of CO
years, making 90 years In all, on the
face of it, seems unreasonable.
Mr. Samuel Nowhouso has written
an open letter to tho public, in which
ho declares his willingness to install
an electric plant and furnlsn light nnd
power on terms very much more ad
vantageous to tho public than those of
tho present company. Mr. Nowhouso's
application for a franchise will prob
ably bo presented to tho city council
on Monday. After fair and thorough
consideration, tho council should do
what Is best for tho public. Give Mr.
Nowhouso a franchlso, if ho will un
dertake to supply light and powei
cheaper and bettor than tho present
company can offer. Competition is a
good thing in all business. Tho dally
papers, however, havo published a
vast quantity of tommyrot about the
methods of tile present company. Peo
plo will do well to suspend judgment
until they are fully Informed on tho
WHY THIS CHANGE OF FRONT7
Tho Tribune, a month or so ago,
started out very brashly in regard to
tho affairs of tho Utah World's Fair
commission, but when it became
known soon after that time that the sec
rotary of tho commission, John Q.
Cannon, was charged with being ro
sponsiblo for tho irregularities in the
accounts, tho Tribune immediately
ceased calling for an investigation.
Since ox-Governor Wells gavo his tes
timony, tho effect of which was to
publicly fasten tho guilt on tho secre
tary, tho Tribune has changed Its tac
tics nnd now seeks to make It appear
that tho secretary was only a very
smnll fish in tho puddle, and to cast
aspersions on tho ex-governor.
Extravaganco and tho uso of
tho funds to defray tho cost of
champagne suppers, duplication in ho
tel nnd restaurant expenses and so
forth is hinted at. Tho Tribune Is now
engaged In n mud-slinging campaign
against tho commissioners, and espe
cially against Mr. Wells, for tho solo
reason thnt Mr. Wells would not bo a
party to covering up tho alleged mis
doings of Cannon, but on tho contrary
told tho facts when examined by tho
Why this sudden change In tho atti
tudo of tho Trlbuno townrds tho ox
Governor? Tho Trlbuno and tho gang
who run it havo no uso for thoso tnoy
cannot control and uso as tools. As
they cannot use cither Mr. Wells m
the other members of tho commission,
t hoy are now proceeding to abuso
.iinV n r0sult of th0 Investigation,
which tho members of tho investigat
ing committeo nro determined to make
borough, is waited with much interest
by the public.
E. W. WILSON "WORKED"AGAIN.
A. 1. Morris, who for somo moons
was a stockbroker in this city, and
who for two or three years has been
rooting around tho northwest, re
turned a few days ago and after put
ting in a little time here, started for
Washington to unseat Senator Smoot.
Morris Is of tho same stripo as Angus
M. Cannon, Jr., and knows all about
Smoot, so he does; knows that Smoot
has moro wives than one, and is go
ing to tell tho senate committee on
privileges and elections all about it.
When Morris arrived hero ho was hoi
overly flush with funds, so rumor
states, but learning that E. W. Wilson
had staked Angus M. Cannon, Jr., to go
to Washington to tell all about how
Joseph F. Smith married Abram H.
Cannon and Lillian Hamlin on tho
berth deck of a steamboat, ho called
on E. W. and told his touching taie.
It worked. Wilson coughed up to inn
tune of one hundred and twenty
bucks, and Morris took an east-bound
train for Washington and Senator Bur
rows. At this writing tho Associated
Press and tho special correspondents
have not wired reports of Morris' tes
timony, but ero long we may look for
In the meantime, anyone knowing
that Reed Smoot is a polygamlst can
learn of something to their advantage
by calling on El W. Wilson, Commer
cial National Bank, Salt Lake City,
Utah. Nothing over $120 goes, how-over.
Tho next monthly meeting of the
Nauvoo Legion will be held Monday,
February 20th, at 3 o'clock, In tho
bishop's office, Tithing Yard. A full
attendance of both ladies and gentle
men is requested. Tho association
has just started on tho now year and
would like to make it show that Its
aims and objects nro upward and on
ward by making this its banner year.
WM. M. BROWN.
Geo. W. Sammis, business manager
for Willie Collier's theatrical com
pany, was In tho city a few days ago
making arrangements for tho appear
ance of his company at tho Salt Lake
theatre in tho near future. Mr. Sam
mis made a pleasant visit with Dan
CITY ELECTION BILL " Ij
If the legislature determines to fl I
change the time for holding muni fl
pal elections to tho same year ' 1 1
county elections are hold, Mien i W
stead of giving the present Salt Lakt M
City councllmen ono year more of 0f fl
iico than they were electp-i to and fl
which 99 out of every 100 oters do fl
not want them to havo, the b ll Shoul, fl
provide for an election next fail and W
contain a provision that at the election fl
held next tail tho terms .1,0,1,1 X fl I
for three years. This would givo the
four year men ono year loncror but 11 fl
would be far bettor to glvo ti,e " fl !
four year councllmen ono year mnr '
than to give it to tho ten two-year '
councllmen and tho other cltv offlcers H
Another question would come un" H
If the original plan was carried out It H 1
would leave the four year men with one
year to serve, and would necessitate H
tho election of flvo men who could not fl
take office until ono year after they sfl
were elected, which would be an awl', fl '
ward arrangement. H
If tho Republican legislature wishes fl
to consult tho best interests of the Re- B
publican party they will not take any fl
action that will give tho present ad- fl
ministration and councllmen ono day fl
longer official life than is necessary, fl
About the only thing proven in the fl
Buffalo Bill divorce case Is the fact H
that Bill somotlmes drinks enough to fl
make him sick, and that Mrs. Cody fl
has spent a great deal of her time H
nursing him after a jag. H
Salt Lake City, Feb. 24. fl
Editor Truth: Your Item In regard fl
to John Halvorsen, In the last Truth, fl
is absolutely correct. He has an Inter- fl
est In thirty-two slot machines, and Is H
making over ?C0 a week from them. H
Inquire at Wilson hotel or any of the B
saloons. His actions aro a disgrace H
to tho mayor, and tho administration. V
But then, he Is the wltolo thing, and V
ho knows It. A TAXPAYER.
Mrs. Nollio Druco Pugsley will sing I
a solo Sunday morning at the Central 1 I
Christian church. Uji
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