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K Vol. S; No. 17 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JANUARY 6, 1906. Price 5 Cents jH
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I I MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS I
H Tbo now city administration enter-
H cd upon its duties at noon on Tues-
H day and now we all hope the promised
H increased prosperity will at once bo
B made manifest. Good government is
m a benefit to all the people and the new
B administration should be given a fair
fl' chance to mnkc good its anti-election
M promises. The new city ofiiccrs and
R the personnel of tlio new city council
B Is as follows:
H Mayor Ezra Thompson.
H Attorney Ogden Hilcs.
H Recorder J. B. Moreton.
Auditor Rudolf Alff.
H Treasurer Frank Swenson.
H City Council.
H First Ward Thomas Hobday, L. D.
B Martin, C, J. Crabtree.
H Second Ward J. H. Preece, A. R.
H Carter, E. G. O'Donnell.
M Third Ward A. F. Barnes, F. S.
H Fcrnstrom, John Holley.
1 Fourth Ward R. S. Wells, W. J.
H Tuddenham, W. Mont Ferry.
H Fifth Ward A. J. Davis, T. R.
H Black, M. E. Mulvey.
H Deputies and Clerks Named.
H J. B. Moreton, City Recorder Ben-
H jamaln S. Rives, chief deputy; W. A.
H Wright, criminal deputy; F. L. Palm-
H qulst, civil deputy; W. J. McLaughlin,
H clerk Juvenile court; Arthur E. More-
H ton, clerk civil division; Edna Pugs-
M ley, stenographer.
H Rudolph Alff, Auditor H. V. Melloy,
H chief deputy.
H Ogden Hiles, City Attorney H. J.
H Dlninny and P. J. Daly, first and sec-
H ond assistants, respectively; 'Nelllo K.
H Montgomery, stenographer.
H Frank A. Swenson, City Treasurer
H' C. H. Croft, chief clerk; B.B. Qulnn, II-
H cense inspector; A. T. Kline, assistant
M license Inspector; Charles Lawrence,
clerk; Mose Morris, dog tax collector.
Hj Mr. Swenson nlso notified the council
H . that he had retained M. M. Beaver and
H George H. Wood in his office tempor-
H arlly, and asked that their salaries bo
H fixed at $115 a month each.
H These appointments were confirmed,
m t. i'oto in each Instance being unani-
Standing Committees of City Council.
Public Grounds Hobday, Ferry,
Carter, Barnes, Mulvey.
Improvements Martin, Carter,
Black, Tuddenham, Wells.
Municipal Laws Crabtree, Ferry,
Mulvey, Holley, Black.
Streets Carter, Black, Martin, Tud
denham, Barnes, Holley.
Jordan Canal and Irrigation Hob
day, Mulvey, Carter, Fernstrom,
Markets Crabtree, O'Donnel, Hol
ley. Finance Ferry, Black, Crabtree,
Sewerage and Engineering Black,
Martin, Ferry, Carter, Fernstrom.
Police and Prison Crabtree, Hobday,
Mulvey, O'Donnell, Martin.
Firo Department. Martin, Black,
Ferry, Carter, Tuddenham.
Claims Ferry, Black, Barnes.
Waterworks Mulvey, Davis, O'Don
nell, Tuddenham, Martin.
Cemetery O'Donnell, Hobday,
Black, Wells. Holley.
Revision Carter, Hobday, Fern
strom. Election Black, Ferry, Barnes,
license Mulvey, Hobday, Crabtree.
Sprinkling Martin, Black, Carter,
Enrollment Holbday, Mulvey, Wells,
Sanitary O'Donnell, Black, Hobday,
City and County Black, Hobday.
Library Ferry, Mulvey, Crabtree.
The new city council in choosing A.
J. Davis for its president fulfilled a pre
diction which Truth made nearly three
months ago. Mr. Davis, wo believe,
will bo a good presiding officer and is
as much entitled to the honor as any
member of the council.
Truth desires to compliemnt City
Auditor Alff on his selection of H. V.
Melloy for his chief doputy. Mr. Mel
loy is thoroughly competent and re
liable and as honest as the day.
Simon Bamberger's man, John
Critchlow, has been made business
manager of the Herald, whatever that
may mean. The Herald does not lack
for managers. If long and faithful
services and thorough competence
counted for anything on the Herald
the title and emoluments of business
manager should have gone to Howard
THE BOY OF TODAY.
(By Vivian Burnett.)
The best nurse for a boy Is mother
earth, either dry or wot'. Tho closer
to her ho sticks, tho better man ho is
likely to bo In tho end tho truer, the
more straightforward, tho healthier.
She teaches him no underhand ways.
She Is all above board herself, and
tho boy who ties himself to her
apron strings will Inevitably pattern
himself after her. It Is boy nature to
like mother earth, and to got as much
of her as ho possibly can. Tho traces
of his familiarity and closo contact
with her that ho bears always on his
hands and face, and refuses to be
parted from unless forcibly and then
restores at tho earliest opportunity,
aro healthy evidences, though perhaps
disheartening to mothers with over
weening predilections for cleanliness.
A boy without them, a boy smugly
shining with soap and water, seems
hardly a boy at all. This is by no
means an argument that a boy should
always bo dirty. It is only a record
of tho observed fact that a real boy
nearly always is so. Such is real boy
habit, and for tho reason that no boy
can live In a normal and healthy com
munion with nature without somo of
the "nature" In more senses than ono
There is, however, dirt and dirt,
city dirt and country dirt, tho dirt
of nature and tho dirt of artificiality,
and they are in actuality and in sig
nificance as wide apart as tho poles.
Country dirt fits that well-known
description, "soil In tho wrong" place,"
and represents a boy's untrammcled
activities, a visit to the stable, a
climb up a tree after apples, or a
grubbing in tho ground in search of
a precious root. It comes off easily
with soap and water. City dirt means
playing around In tho street, squat
ting on tho curbstone, and pitching
pennies, craps perhaps, all abnor
mal restricted activities, and it comes
off hard. Hand sapollo had to be in
vented to deal with It in its material
manifestation. But there is no hand
sapollo to cure tho moral delinquency H
that it typifies. For this reason, tho H
city boy of to-day is to bo pitied when H
compared with tho country boy, es- H
pcclnlly tho country boy of a couple H
or three decades ago; and one wishes fM
tho city lad somo of tho joys that tho JM
country boy had In thoso days, joys U
not Impossible to him to-day, but H
somehow and it seems unfortunately, H
by tho progress of so-called clvillza- H
Jon made antiquated and out of H
Tho separation from tho soil which H
the trend of modern civilization U
seems to bo making absolute, cspe- H
dally in tho caso of tho city boy, and H
moro and more so In tho caso of tho H
country boy, since ho is being led to H
'ook towards tho city and copy its H
ways, this trend cannot bo but harm- H
rul for tho youngsters, and thero is H
iced for much Insistence and demon- H
Uratlon on this point. How many H
boys of today can do so slmplo a H
thing as harness a horso? Most of yM
them, if given even a halter, would jH
put It on upsldo down. Their strange- M
ncss with tho horso would mako him M
so afraid that they could probably not M
finish tho job, and would bo afraid Jt
themselves, too. M
To be friends with animals is" an M
education in itself; and a boy who M
docs not know a horso, a dog, a cat, H
a pig, chickens, tho barnyard family M
and tho woodland family, rabbits, H
chipmunks, coons, and wild cats, too, H
all around, through and under, lacks H
something essential. It Is helpful to H
a boy to know that he can control so H
big an animal as a horso just by tho H
efforts of his will. Tho boy that has H
not a dog friend is to be pitied. A H
dog paraded on tho end of a string ' H
Is no real companion. A dog friend
is ono with whom you have trod the H
leaf-strewn paths of the wood; start- H
ing with him at every woo'dland stir H
and scurry, every scont and footprint. 1H
A boy learns quickness when he bor- jH
rows in this way a dog's ears and I
noso. Bo sorry, too, for tho boy who I I
docs not know a robin's egg from a jjl
wren's, or a swallow's nest from an jjfl
oriole's; who cannot tell tho call of kH
tho catbird from tho whlppoorwlll. S
Thoro are sadly many city boys oven t!
so ignorant, and many who know only
because they had in school "nature" 11
lessons 'from books. jj
The country child learned truly