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' ? TRUTH
H tor, every business Interest in the
B , state, and then with its claws covered
H with wool It will hand out a gilded
H brick in the shape of a special edl-
H tion and tell the pcoplo of Utah how
H it loves them. Every business man or
H real cstato agent, every professional
H man or miner who subscribes for, or
H advertises in the Tribune is paying
H for powder to blow up his business.
H Look at the cartoons, tho editorials,
H tho faked dispatches, tho anonymous
H letters, tho columns of slander, filth
H and vltuporatibnin the back numbers
H of tho Trlbunofiarid you will see that
H my abovo statements are too true.
H Yours very truly,
I V. S. PERT.
M Jrrmrary-c3007; -
H 'j i ; ' j c i jim P
. RICHER THAN ROCKEFJELUER.
7'ilat nn'IinalvfAuaj1citlke'nhns not
'oHIJF accumulated'' UBlfars 'diltnumbor
M MngUho 'famous" million's bf tfohn 'D
H rltOckefellorpibutMmtho (process hasisc
H fiUCC.ossfully,! tfvulcd) fipnsatinnl qx
H rlolWloIl K M1,?, .press. that M8 n.amf
H Ms Still utiknownto the aVdrago news
H .Waiter reatlok is '111' iWelf 'an Wstonish.
H 'ihg'iHssertion; ,nnd,,thb lj'liit'erestb liv
H (orbases wlien-iwo 'read thafcf'thls1 vrtst
M Ifprtunw saya thQ.LUo.rnryoDlgest.i.was
.ftWdP M frT.eM I)a,by imlsa,ppr,opria.
iiMM-dr pubiftianay! iris, fcomq tlm
H .neWsfiico SedrbtaryHltthc6ckys' Ydar-
H ledsuproiccutionnof. landiHthidvcs In
1 Wglv(pJaccs. attracted Uio .attention of
H -tkD wltf,0l;0mtr5. it(l Wie- whplesalo
1 - ili"'18 byi w'uch I" thR west cprpora-l
M tlons and individuals wore stealing!
M 'thfc' public' larids'frohi 'the-'gbvbrnmdht.,
m iUhaMoven fnowi conditions have nbti
H .erqntly impr.QYed ;may,, bo .changed to!
ift1l?nnJn,dcaua9y ,p ftp Jaws by, wljjch)
m thoso lands are Supposed to Ijq safo-i
1 -guhrd6d.f l,"li M ' '
bn.Thi unoxploited ""Crdestisl' whdsej
H holdings of tlmbor-lands,. according' trt
jfluv.r,IA9TiM T?q , QqsmppoJItan, arc
H WFW1 bl,LL,ons f dollars, bqars the
H '"ft"1 of Frederick Weyerhaeuser. AH
H 'ttibuteh ho Is'' known 1H 'tho northwcsH
hsikirig nmdng tho lumber Ibarohsj id
B lis probable that, eyon his associate
H would bo surprjepd, to learn that, it ils
H ifFt,iJLntt0J1 mt k'my imi'Hon acres of
H timber-land in thd 'states of AVashlng-l
H tdW'Ordgoni Wisconsin, and "Mlnncsoi
B tta are under his control. Changing
H -tJiooJinlt ,yo get fifty thousand square
P.,P?iiia?.IIvrPa 51k timps, as Jar,go as
I Klul tT80,. And this land, says .Mr.
m ChaHes P. Norcross, who "writes up"
H 'Weydrhaduser, is1 Increastrig in vnlue
H at a greater rate than any othei1 pub-
JicUIIlty. For fifty years, wonro, told
DI.rf Weyerlaousor has bqon steadily
acquiring timber i)rppei;tles. Coming
H 'to this1 country fr6M Gerniany. a' boy
rof-olBlU6n 'Withbut "rapital, hd won
H hia.waynln-itlioiflrst place by his thrift,
-(naustryjiandiXpresIglit, until hq uHl-
'? .jrcated, 'thp indqflnltp., all-
powerM organization which has be
H corifoJknnwn as thb Woyerliaous'er
H syndicate." To contlnuo tils' dtory In
M Alt j iNorcross' own words:
vWeyeraeuspr and his associates
H ;iayp ,donq their part, Just, as Mitchell !
H and many other men In tho northwest!
H did thdlr part, In securing lands fraud-!
H tilently; Tho game of homestonding
H and getting government .land by fraud
tWS JWt as familiar to tho Weyor-
Mn'(m80r interests as to others. Possi-I1
I it V'2!"Vn.euS(?r , novor personally
m c6hdicmi'hiy 6t thbso Illegal oporn-
tibns, Jbut 'huhdrods of (thousands nf
acres itnlion tin, by his companies fqr
.IpbQri flurpqses, wero ptplon undqr
&2P1fllaHfl we(l-known formula."
t Buf V'o. moat sensational hcquisl-
tldn'bnrthe( part of'thoVoyerhaoitsbri
j intelostsr--"onoi ot the most istupenn
I doa steals over engineered in this
I cfluntryBaysjJr. Noreross-was nut
throJqlKjjjpl1 lnvjolation of miifsjEaF; ,
u. Lb"tjSsderffio progctlng . wlnfl
I ,o8 bnooed .W 08 teinz
the lnw, obligingly extended for tho
occasion. Wo read:
"Prior to 1897 access to tho public
lands of the United States was limited
to tho actual settler, who could go
in and ncquiro ono hundred and slxtv
acres (a quarter section) of land un
der tho Homestead act. In that year
tho vicious Lieu Selection act war
passed. At that timo the once enor
mous timber resources of tho middle
west, and more particularly tho tim
ber tracts, of Wisconsin, Michigan
Minnesota and tho Mississippi river
section, whore tho Weyerhaeuser com
panies wero operating, had been prac
tlcally exhausted. The Weyerhaeuser
people wero casting about for other
lands. Tho south and east offered no
real relief. True, the great fields of
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Mon
tana wero practically untouched, but
there was no legal method of reaching
I the timber. It was tho property of
the United States and was reserved
tar the actual settler. Tho govern-
ill i coul(l not scl1 or apportion any
of llftstf lands, and It was a settled
pollcyi to hold them. They Included
,nUlionsrfpf, acres of the finest timber
!' -IK )YJ,d- ( T,lp nverago cut an
AfiTS f)i'as,Lcn.orn0P8 .and much In ex
P W'afty btlieV Uhdwn timber tracts
'fcWybhnMhd es of 'the- lumbermen
Jiajlibeen'onithislsodtiorifand they had
iBflhom&dbWlthp.u.t, avail, .until the 1897
fipsslpn of congrflss whqn a way, wa
round tp ptjlnto thp land.
,Jf i1? closing' hours 'of tho sesslor
ot 1897 Ah' Ilbiri'rippfdliriatlng a 'atrial
iiuriv fdr lifo'rfest'l-vation1 of forest
was Introduced! and passed.' Follow
Jug HitothQ, bill camp jtho provision:
,iV'T)iaJ, in cases, jn which a ,trac.
cPv,9r,9.d M ,Wi unnorfect bona-fldf!
cln )P?,Ts Py nJ?at9nt 's included wHhirl
tholWWts 6'f'k p'Hbllc'Yor'dsf res'eWe
thoB6ttleriior ownor'thereomay, '
!lP rt98U-esnto dp, s,q,) i relinquish the
thereof sqjbct a tract of vacant land
bpen',tb seftJd'nlbiit, ubt oxfceeding IH
area tho tract covered by the claini
,nr"patpiit, apd jiq,t rqharjge, , shall bd
mt 'Mhfffiecasor thp makinsr
ot the entry, or record or Issuing tho
pritent.1 to cover 'tract 'seldcted."
'fhfs,lodkea'ilWd"ah l'nnocdnt propo
sltldn, and 'it Is1 possible that the com
mlttod that Indbrsed it and tho con
?resa that passed It wpro ignorant of
Us vlclpjm fenturps. i;t was appar
entjy an" act tp, reljoyp n poor home
stoaddr cut off by fbrest-reservatlor
dBflhltloits. It may bd of Interest to
know"1 that the 'forestdlou-selectlor
alaiiso wasr.fatherfid by Senator Pottl-i
Tqw ajjd, was ,put on as, a rldqr to
tho Sundry QM bill ip tho senate
nffor the bill llad"'1c'omo from the
'I lioUsei It Ws ph'sse'd with consurri-'
i mntoi ensof PettIgrow subsoquontlv
lodra.fiKhttorepenl ,the measure, an('
pajd that 4js, Intent and,pqrpose h,al
bpon d!Y,orted to mako Jt a vehlcjp
for loptlng thp government of Us bdsf
' 'flmlior-landi 'It'ay' be1 recorded lb
nnsslng that when congross rcallzod
what abusosi were pnacted under thl
1 1 npnajentjy innqpont act 1 wa9 re
ll pnalqil in 19Q4.:, hut thp damago had
bpon dono. Tlip ioVof camd lh this
i wise: At different times', and' in or-
I dor tb did In tho constrli&tlon of trans-
i continental rallroads.niconcresa made
j Jjm crants tP thp roads. The Nqrth-.
' ,pr,n ,PapIflc. ho Union Pnclnc the'
outhorn Pacific, and the Atlantic and
Pacific fnoW the Snnta Fd) 'worentho
beneficiaries, i These grunts carried
Witl)ihem milllpHB pf acres, tiiking In
,ns tljpy dldpyevy ajtprpato section
of six y drpd and forty acres' on
'Uft'th b'IiVi o'f the tracks fdr a dlstancn
of twenty liilleKj When' this act was
'passed in 1897 ithPj Jand vhich had
been UFOd to financo tho ralhoads had
largely pajjggd outof thelrhanils and
jtlyro reninjngd only, pdnopiffvTspeak7
I nkfh wortliless denudodandB
pA temdnQ oloin'!oW-3do!
There were, however, (and hero the
whole scheme stands revealed), some
what less than four million acres of
'hoso worthless or denuded lands own
id by the companies in tho year 1897
which had been caught within the con
fines of government forest reserves.
b soon as tho law passed, tho rail
roads proceeded promptly to exchange
nut these worthless lands for the fin
est tlmuer-lands tho government
"It was the Northern Pacific that
turned tho trick, but it was Weyer
haeuser who was to benefit. For tho
'ast thirty years Weyerhaeuser has
been practically the timber agent of
the Northern Pacific, and also of tho
Oreat Northern. A whole story might
bo written about tho deals by which
'ho Bpoilers, in tho guise of the rall--oads,
secured these valuable lands
from tho government. Then a sequel
night bo written showing tho spoli
ation of tho spoilers. Tho officers of
'he Northern Pacific, working through
'ho Weyerhaeuser timber companies,
sold great tracts of these rich land3
o tho Weyerhaeuser syndicate for a
long. Six dollars an acre Is said to
iave been the ruling price. R. L. Mc
cormick, the Weyerhaeuser agent in
Tacoma, Wash., admits that that Is
That tho company paid for ono mil
Ion of Northern Pacific land lyin?
vest of tho Cascades. It was one
uarter-sectlon out of this lot, tho ono
hundred and sixty acres referred to
"arlier, that sold for seventy-six thou
"ind dollars a profit of two thousand
hor'cent, In a few short years.
'''This shrewd deal, whereby Weyer
haensevi got tho richest timber land3
n the worldjpt practically no cost and
vhhout the slightest danger to any
nc, turned 'the attention of the syn
dicate to thb n6rlhwest, and having
Gobbled, up bverythingt In tho MIssIss
.npl, rJyor,,d.istrJc, jiqi game machin
iry, that, ladwprd, speffectlvely
here was nut 'in operation In tho west.
"or'1 some t tlmd'" wbj'e'ihabusbr had
Seen,fibny!W(j, ti'a'aih'g'auu' 'by other
nioansi taking over lands dntho north
TPsU - Itj-wasiln 19Qq tbat.a blgjspluq
vas ma,de. All ,the Northern-Pacifiq
'and west of the Cascades, something
'Syer a million acres! was takdn at :t
'lat ratfe of six dollars an acre; Acr
Wording to well Informed mon dealing
'n lumber on thp coast, thprp Is al--oay
a profit of twenty millions in
'hat onq deal."
This mans'mdtjiods, 'says Mr. 'NoW
iross, nro'typicill of the-'machlnatlons
of his fellow lumbiirmoniln the nortlu
vest, his operations differing only Iri
tpnt. 1( t
, LOCAL "PRESS 'slrJIAljLATIONS.
' nussel L6vory, whohas'held ddwn,
the city editor's iddskton'tho Iriter-i
Mountain , Rppnblioan for somejtlmei
and formerly local manager, fpr thq
Associated press, leaves 'tho Republl
tan today and in a few days wlll'pron
ceed to San Francisco to tako a ifino,
ppsltipn la tho hanlc thero, ot which
E. W. Wilson fprnjdrly qf Salt Lake
n tho casliier. JIr. Lowory Is an able,
newspaper mail and tho local' frntbn
nlty regrets to lose him. i
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Arrangements are being mado for,
tb,q annual,,, dinner of, the,, Saltako,
Press pub sometime In , .February,
Tho exact date'hhs hot yet boin fixed.
Tho coirimlttfeo liaving tho affair in
charge is'-cdrnposcdiof A, N. McKay
Bolj.iSlnnjQp, Critchlowf Iko ,nus'
,80(1, Jp'l Prtest apd Harry Shipler,
As usilal it will bo onq of thq most
sbught 'nfter lotal events.
i Aj L.a'hlllips who for qultela while,
has combined (in his person thfe posN
tlons of managing editor and city edl
'."Il&Ue? Jt? feeling the
HraIpfiT5chwTrjSand is aboJ
S 1 aSvacatJoneIlnquishln
!9 00 fms , h'tO
tho desks, and reporting the proceed
ings of tho statd legislature.
C. 13. Leigh has quit the Telegram
Where he was city editor and joined
the Ileral'd force. He has been suc
ceeded on the Telegram by Mr. Schal
lenberger, formerly of tho Denver
Post. The resignation of Mr. Leigh
makes Walter J. Sloan and Percy .
Cropper tho deans of the Telegram
Renders of tho Telegram have for
tho past week or two noticed bright
and breezy articles on local subjects
by Zula Nevltt. Miss Nevitt who
was formerly with tho Denver Post
has been engaged as feature writer i
by the Telegram.
Some chnnges have taken placo In
the Deseret News local force. City
Editor Hansen has been promoted to 1
managing editor and assistant editor-
ial writer and George E. Carpenter I
has taken tho city editor's desk. Mr.
Carpenter made a reputation as rail
road reporter. Georgo Gelger, form
erly with the Herald, now taues the
railroad "run" on the News. ,
The Herald, it is said, will be hit
pretty hard In a financial way in case !
tho Sullivan Trust Co. of Goldfleld
fails to make good. The day after tho
big banquet given to Mr. Sullivan
when ho was in Salt Lake about two I
months ago the Herald sent a man to
Goldfleld to write up the Sullivan In
teiests. Ho did so to the tune of 1G
pages of tho New Year edition of the I
Herald, said to bo tho largest adver
tising contract over made for a single
Issue of any paper. In addition the
Sullivan company bought 32,w0 copies
of the New Year's Herald which were
mailed all over the country by the
Herald for the trust company. Of
course it won't make any diirerence i
to the Herald whether It gets paid or
not as Its owner, Senator Clark, of j
Montana, has more money than he
knows what to do with.
Certainly Evans of the Herald Is
being complimented on tho front page
cartoons the Herald publishes.
Home Visitors Excursion
. January. 22ndkt 190?
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following pta.yHpK,n MroqfttJuUftK ,f Joi
I'DenvoB and return ' $ie.75l
Omaha, and.rqtur . . ., 32 flQa
Chicago and return . Abo1 -
Kansas Cittf dnd roturn 32 00
St. Iiouisfcnti roturri'O'1 '09ifJO'
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