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I 8 TRUTH
H Issued Weekly by
H Truth Publishing Company,
H 32 Eagle IS lock,
M Salt Lake City, Utah.
U John W. Hughes, Editor and Mangr.
H Filtered June 19, 1903, at Salt Lake
H City, Utah, as second-class matter,
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TRUTH PUBLISHING COMPANY
H Salt Lake City, Utah.
H William R. Hearst says ll'c use of
H money in elections is the rout of cor-
H rttption in public life. There is much
H truth in what Willie says, but many
H people feel to say that Willie should .
H reform himself. V.
H. It was with great regret that the
H public learned of the sudden death of
H Samuel Doxcy, formerly principle of
H the Fremont school, and later super-
H visor of physical culture. Mr. Doxcy
H was a couscicucious and faithful in-
U structor of the youths and maidens
Hi attending the public schools with
H whom he was a great favorite. lie
H had many friends throughout the
H state who deeply regret his early dc-
H mise, because he was only a young
H man yet. For his bereaved family
B sincere sympathy is felt.
H The newspaper correspondents,
H particularly the special corrcspond-
U cuts, arc indulging in much of what
U for want of a better name may be
B called maudlin sentiment, which they
BJ mistake for chivalry, over Mrs. Harry
HJ Thaw. Some of the editorial writers
HJ have caught the same spirit. The rc-
HJ ports of the trial published by the
H Inter-Mountain Republican read more
like special pleading for the murderer
H Thaw, than a fair report of the case.
H The Republican is not alone in that
fl regard. Many papers in other parts
H of the country publish similar plcad-
H ings. We fail to sec what Mrs. Thaw
M the wife of the defendant, has done
M to raise her to the lofty heights of
H the heroine. The principal point
B urged in the effort to make her a
B, heroine is that, to save her husband
from the electric chair, she got on
the witness stand and told of the life
of shame she led before slu' became
Thaw's wife. For a woman who had
enjoyed an unblemished reputation,
who had moved in decent, respectable
society, and who was respected by
those she came in contact with and
received as an. equal, to have testified
to the world, falsely or truly, as Mrs.
Thaw has done to save another would
he almost heroic, hut for woman
who had the reputation of a common
prostitute and lived that kind of life,
and was known by her associates to
have done so, to assume the role
that Mrs. Thaw has done is not a
martyr-like act, especially when her
financial interests strongly urged her
to that course. Wc fail to discover
anything of the heroine about, Mrs.
'I haw. Few people with common
sense will believe much more, than a
tithe of the testimony of Mrs. Thaw.,
Stanford Wihitc, Thaw's victim, is
dead. His lips arc scaled. He can
not deny the accusations Mrs Thaw
has brought against him. The 1110-1
tive for 1 .tinting White as an incar
nate devil is easily understood. The
blacker he is mndc to apnear the
more, it is supposed, Thaw will he
benefited. The Tlnw familv is not
at all hampered for money and it
looks as if they were not using
checscpairing methods in manufact
uring public sentiment in favor of this
scion of the noble, but not very an
cient house of Thaw.
Wc don't suppose that Stanford
Wihitc was an angel, but he was at
least morally as good as Thaw, and
intellectually he was a giant, a man
of culture and refinement who en
joyed national fame in his profession
and who by his own abilities reached
the position he occupied, while the
best that can be said of young Thaw
is that he was a chucklchcad, spend
ing the millions lavished on him by
an over indulgent old mother. White
and Thaw both sought the society of
chorus girls and prostitutes. The
quarreled over a lady of "tsy virtue
and young Thaw, full of strong drink,
saturated with cigarette fumes and
other abominations, in a mos coward
ly manner and without warning shot
and killed White. Wc fail to sec any
justification for the act. Thaw it is
admitted was not possessed of much
brain power at any time, but this in
sanity plea as justification for m,urdcr
is greatly overworked. We sec noth
ing Iit. 'c and little to admire in eith
er j 0 Thaw or'' the 'woman' he
made hiswifc. ,
DOES BEAVER'S PAPER "SLAN-
The"Beaver Pres,s, puPlislKdi at .
R. ' . k.v , . ,' ' ,J f .
Beaver City, tins state, hasa most
extraordinary ( article in, it sM issue; jjfjj
February 8th. We have noMced be
fore articles on the same tenor but
hot quite so extreme. If the things
stated by the Press are true then
Ik-aver mu3t have degenerated from
a respectable and decent country
town to a low level. Without.-.know-iug
anything personally of the condi
tions in Beaver, but judging from the
reputation of the town in th." past We
arc led to- the conclusion that there,
is something seriously wrong with
the writer of the article in question
and aUo something wrong with the
publisrcr who would allow such an
article to appear in his paj'cr. It'U
a scandalous production, and unless
' ' r rv
Beaver has descended far below, the
, . .. .
standard of the country towns in
Utah, which we don't for a moment
believe, the tirade is unjustifiable, on
any conceivable ground. The state
ments bear all the ear-marks ot
falsehood. It read as follows:
' 'It seems as if. the young people of
Beaver arc getting to such a pass in
their social gatherings that some
drastic measures will have to be
adopted- to- keep their dances, etc, .
from becoming common brothels
Young menarc going so far that they
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pull out their,' whiskey buttles and"
do their drinkilng while on the floor
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dancing, and the young ladies Jj
take it as a great joke.
"Decent people jare restrained from
participating in the dance because of
the foul language and uncouth man
ncrs of this class of people. Wc arc
informed that it is no unusual thing
to see half a dozen or more of these
same- youpg ','ladics" the worse for
drink, and that it is of such common
occurrence that it scarcely occasions
comment. Some of these girls arc of
tender yearst and it does seem to us
that the parents of these girls arc
greatly to blame for allowing them to
r it Ti loose eve'rj' night, God knows
"It" is "High" time such" tlnhgswerc"
put a stop to, and parents should he
the first to give assistance in this
work. Wc arc all sure that OUR
boy or OUR girl wouldn't do such
things, but somebody's boys and girls
arc engaged in this work, and they
belong to sonic of you. If ypu -would
walk up to one of these girls and tell
her she was anything but a lady, she
would be insulted beyond measure.
Yet she can sit in the dance hall and
listen to.th.c .rjevlling,.obsrcnity of
" "iujj '
some drunken brute without the qttiv
or nf an eyelash. If voir should un
dertake to remonstrate with one of
thehc:t'young men .? (God save, the!
i markV'about.liis evil ways you would'
''nicct'with a 'round of abuse, the defi
nition of which cannot be found in
Webster's dictionary. Titan' God wc A
have not many of this clasj but wc
have enough to corrupt a good many
more. Don't put off doing something
in the matter, but do., it now."
-For uncounted j ears poets, and
other pcorle who were considered as
somewhat lacking in the upper story
by men engaged in the hustle for ,
dollars, haye sung ami written and " I
talked of the joys of life in the coun
try anil the small village. Up to
quite, recent times the basii of their
enthusiasms was ifot such as would
appeal to any but enthusiasts. Now,
however, hard-headed business men
are finding that the small village of
fers the most desirable place for a
home for people of moderate means,
or whose living depends upr.n a sala
ry. The ordinary m.in with a salary
or in small business, can live better
and happier in a suburb than he can
in the city. A few yenrs ago it was
realized that many of these must live
in the suburbs, but they were looked'
upon as martyrs to conditions which1
T t' -,v ,. ?
theyncotild not improic. That senti
ment has passed a ay, and nobody
feels at all delicate about announcing
that his home is in a suburb. In fact
j many took pride in the fact, and
gather more renown from their place
of residence than from their place of
But the small country village, awayi
from the great cities and their sub-'
urban population, has not yet. come
into its' own, in many cases. Even;
the people who live there do not ap
preciate their blessings or make use
of their opportunities, and spend their
lives in the belief that they are suffer
ing from their environment. They
arc ifot aware that 'hey are enjoying '
the best environment the country has
to offer. The small village, however,
isolated, affords first and foremost,
ncigliborlincss. And by the way,
there arc no isolated villages now.
The railways, the trolleys, automo
biles, telegraph, telephones, news
papers, magazines, books, libraries,'
the biograph and the phonograph,!
have done away with all isolation.
Today, I, who live on the eastern
seabord, have a call from a friend of '
my friend in Los Angilcs, and tomor
row my neighbor caljs on. my cousin.