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fff I j jje Truth Publishing Company.
HH ' ! f Weitorn Newspaper Union Untitling, 211
HH 'A Ul South Wost Templo Stroot,
''t Salt Lako City.
Illllf John W. Hughs,Edltor andManngar
HkI 1 1 j j ff Entered June 19, 1SW1, nt Salt Lake City, Utah
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HH; I 'f B LI8II1NG COMPANY. Suit Lulio City, Uliih.
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BlJ j It Is now stated that tho successful
Hh.'''4J Held marshal of Japan is Irish, bo-
Hh)' ''$ causo his namo Is O'Yama.
B ' f 1 1 I 'Qull Ncbokor Is back from Mexico.
Kj ,' Asked who his candidate for president
jj ' i will bo next time, ho promptly replied
HWsU,4 ' "Diaz."
I'JfJj While Anna Eva Fay is answering
sbmu '! . questions sho might sottlo tho long
Hrjr ' 5 standing problom regarding tho ldon-
EH'! ' tlty of tho chnp who hit Billy Patter-
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H ' son.
Hj!? ,)' Judging from tho number of mar-
HM i j rlngo license Issued In the clerk's of-
H! :j i-j. "CO this week, wo should say that the
R i 'J -i visit of Mellon, tho baby food man, to
B - kj this city was especially well-timed.
K '.; In announcing tho digging up of
n J $2,000 in gold coin somowhero down
HB !'; In Texas, tho unconscious humorist of
H i - tho Associatod Press gravely remarks
HH -, that tho money was in good condition.
H t !s' Did ho expect it would hnvo become
HE f - I' ? mouldy?
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Hl ,)'$ ' drawing up tho frnuciilso which
HK the city council is contemplating
fffj j ,. to glvo tho Ptah Llghjt & Railway com-
Hwj ' u pany, great care should bo taken to
HH,! V safeguard tho interests of tho city.
iHU .. v Soveral things apparently havo been
I J overlooked. For Instanco, .It Is pro
' ' vldod'thnt "roasonnblo" rules and leg
s' illations govern; that "reasonable"
rates bo charged. These phrases are
v t practically meaningless. The word
i "reasonable" Is too indefinite and
H9L simply provides a loopholo for tho
HuF benefit of tho company. In another
H Wl placo tho franchiso gives tho company
fl W.i ' tho right to abandon any strcot car
HI'!-! lino which it deems to bo -a non-profit-Hf;i
nblo lino and still hold tho franchise
SH1 ' on thoso particular streets. That Is
Sj'p au wrong. The company should bo
H compelled to run cars at regular short
i3raPv Intervals on all oxltlng lines. To
abandon an existing street car lino
would bo a great Injustice to thoso
people who 'have bought property and
built their homes on that line. Sup
poso the company should decldo to
abandon tho First street car lino, what
would become of the people at tho
Darlington end of tho lino?
Tho phraseology of the franchiso is
very peculiar in some parts. It al
most seems as If tho company was
given a franchiso to heat tho city by
steam, a franchiso within a franchiso,
as It were. Tho company is allowed to
uso tho streets and to put in wires,
conduits and steam pipes. For what
does It want to run steam pipes
through tho city? There "is something
strango about such a provision. If
tho utmost caro is not exercised it will
bo found, when It is too lato, that tho
city has given away much more than
Supplementing its article of last
week, "What's tho matter with Utah?"
which, by tho way, was highly compli
mented by many prominent citizens,
Truth proposes a plan of action for
tho press of this city, Including the
esteemed Doseret News. It Is this: No
matter what may bo tho results of the
foaming and frothing at tho mouth on
tho part of tho malcontents who aro do
ing all they can to injure this state,
let tho balance of us put our shoulder
to the wheel and go to boosting. Just
now the mineral resources of Utah are
In excellent condition. Bingham is
forging to tho front as never before in
history. Park City and Eureka are
coming out strong and mining gener
ally is looking up. Tho population Is
increasing and the prospects are for a
splendid market for tho produce of the
farmer, tho fruit grower and tho stock
raiser. Tho now railroads will certain
ly onhanco tho price of real estate, and
from Indications It appears as if there
would bo something doing all over the
state in tho lino of home seeking by
persons from other states. Immigra
tion agents of tho railroads say there
will be soveral colonies hero soon, to
settle in northern Utah.
Under these circumstances why not
ignoro all this confounded knocking
and get to boosting. Lot us pull to
gether and build up Utah. Ho who de
clines to do this Is an enemy to tho
futuro of tho region circumscribed by
tho established boundaries. Ho who
puts his shoulder to tho wheel is a
friend. Let us stop this eternal non
sense. By tho way newspapers aro not the
only ones doing tho knocking. There
is tho outsido knocker with a long face
and there is the ecclesiastical knockor
with a round face tho result of good
feeding. One prates and croons about
"business being dull" as a result of
tho "Mormons being in power," while
tho other follow whispers of parlous
times ahead "for our peoplo," because
tho wicked Gentiles "aro interfering
with the Lord's work." Thoro is no
uso talking about ono side only being
to blame; both need disciplining Tho
Lord helps thoso who help themselves,
and if ever a community of peoplo
neodod to get out and hustlo it is us
follows hero nt homo. Wo aro no moro
favored than any other class at tho
hands of tho Lord. Ills sunshine and
his rain make tho seed grow in the
other forty-four states and the terri
tories. He has prospered the Presby
terian, the Catholic, tho Baptist and
the Methodist in other latitudes. Tho
crops have grown and tho wheels have
whirled. Men and women have been
born and have died confident of tho
hope of a glorious resurrection and
will continue to bo born and dlo in the
same manner of thinking. We haven't
any licenso to say wo are tho sole airl
only favorites of tho Almighty, be
cause Iio Is giving us ocular demon
strations every day and hour that
there aro other pebbles on the scclal
In view of tho light we have at hand
it seems that we will all bo doing the
Lord's work If we get together and mu
tually improve the opportunities He
has placed within our reach. This per
petual knocking never will do 113 any
good, but will, on tho contrary, weigh
against us In tho final judgment, as
did tho action of the man who buried
his talents and let them He idle in
stead of using them.
ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE.
Tho attendance at the conference of
tho Mormon church now In progress
Is a very large one, due In a groat
measure to tho extremely fine weather
tho community is enjoying. These vis
itors as a matter of course, are spend
ing more or less money with the city
merchants. All of which recalls to
mind that for tho past two or three
weeks tho country press has fairly
bristled with advice to their constit
uencies not to trade here, but at
home. Arguments have been made
that the Salt Lako City merchants
charge double prices to conference vis
itors and that every man and woman
buying here in town would bo swin
dled. Truth Is an advocate of patronizing
tho homo merchant, all other things
being equal, but the assertions made
by several of the country papers aro
untrue. Salt Lako merchants are not
swindlers and neither do they chargo
two prices. The business men of this
city aro as honest a set of men as can
bo found anywhere.
Nor is tho statement true made by a
few of tho country editors thatanythlng
wanted can bo bought at home. Tho
stores of this city carry stocks that
would bankrupt a country merchant,
because they have to. Articles that
cannot bo found on tho counters of
tho country merchants can be pur
chased hero cheaply. Tako a cloth
ing store, for example. The assort
ment of tho Salt Lako merchant is
something to select from, while as a
rule the stock carried by tho dealer In
tho smaller outsido towns is limited.
By reason of tho purchase of largo
stocks, Salt Lake merchants aro en
abled to buy cheaper than the country
dealer, and also to sell cheaper. This
Is why the visitors buy goods when
they came hero; they get bettor bar
gains. Tho rule that applies to the
clothing dealer, also applies to oth
ers. Whero In all Utah can bo found
tho stocks of furniture carried hero?
What country merchant has the assoi t
ment of dry goods carried by Salt
Lako dealers? In what town in this
state enn a woman buy a tailor-made
gown as sho can hero? Nowhere.
While wo admire the loyalty of the
country press, wo feel to say that they
havo misrepresented matters, and we
aro fain to urge our conference visi
tors to buy and buy freely. Tho money
spent Is returned with Interest. Salt
Lako buys much producoTT ' I i
try residents, and a larKe !' COUn- 1 A'
the money paid for to!5 inS" ' t
and county roverts to other on'3. clt)' I J
Everything balances In tho onUntles- I t
There Is no excuse for any Lovn.
Salt Lake City merchantssucW,,0' 1 e
been suggested. " as hs p
It doesn't matter so much how
people have telephones If v "? K
want to get them as to bHbte V II tr'
get quickly the people you do J?J? H
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pendent Telophono Company de" H
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