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B 32 Eagle Block,
HE Salt Lake City, Utah.
BV John W. Hughes, Editor and Mangr.
H Entered June 19, 1903, at Salt Lake
mf City, Utah, as sccond'-class matter,
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W TRUTH PUBLISHING COMPANY
H' , Salt Lake City, Utah.
BTj A wonderful change has come over
B. the Tribune since the Wlalkcr Dry
Ba Goods Company, the Paris Millinery
Bjl Company and some other extensive
B advertisers withdrew their patronage
B- from the knocker. W,c have not
Bjj noticed since then any very virulent
B slanders about the State or City
neither, have wc noticed any boosts
(for the Tribune's dry goods store.
B -The -Rev. Peter A. Simpkin, we -
I think, did well in declining the ap
pointment tendered him as judge of
thc'Juvcnilc court, that is we think he
did well in not adding the duties of
t that position to those he has already.
Bji Mr. Simpkin as pastor of one of the
BIS Congregational churches of this city
Bffj has all the. work that an ordinarily
Ml hard working man could do, but Mr.
Bp Simpkin is an extraordinarily hard
iB '' worker and to his duties as pastor
adds a multitude of charitable' works
which with his church work takes
B l . up every minute of the days and a
M? good part of the nights. To add
B the Juvenile judgeship to his already
B arduous labors would necessitate his
B giving up some of them, probably
B the pastorate, or the neglect of some
B of them and that the parson would
B not do.
Bl A contract to the amount of nearly
Bl a quarter of a million dollars for ex-
B tending and enlarging the water pipes
B of the city has been let to P. J. Mor-
B an. Bids were advertised for re-
B ccivcd and considered and the con-
B tract was awarded to Moran because
Bi he was the lowest bidder. We don't
Bj sec that there is anything to kick
H about in that. If the work has to be
done and there is little doubt that it
is necessary why shouldn't the con
tract go to the lowest bidder? If any
preference should be shown it ought
to be in favor of Moran. He is a
home man, has all his interests here
and employs home labor, moreover,
he is thoroughly reliable. In nearly
twenty years he has done more pub
lic work here than all the other con
tractors combined, and never a piece
but was a credit to both himself and
the city. There is never any trouble
with him in regard to quality of the
work. He docs it strictly in ac
cordance with the specifications. It
may be fashionabel to decry Moran,
but there is no sense in it.
' The municipal election in Chicago
on Tuesday resulting as it did in the
complete victory of the republican
ticket was not much of a surprise.
The government of Chicago is rotten
absolutely putrid and the election of
a new crowd is a protest of the decent
people against the existing condi
tions. The city for years has been
run by such crimnals as Hinky Dink,
Bathhouse John and others of their
class who held scats in the city coun
cil and were the absolute bosses of
their wards. These men absolutely
controlled the police department and
profited by crime which they cn-
couraged and protected criminals for
the revenue they got from them. The
conditions in Chicago would be a,
disgrace to Russia or China. The
republicans naturally are very much
elated over their victory. It is not how
ever a strictly party triumph, but
rather a protest against bribery,
boodle corruption of all kinds and
crimes of violence. Sometimes wc
think nnvuicipal conditions in Salt
Lake are bad and in many respects
they arc, but in comparison with
Chicago, Salt Lake shows almost
pure and spotless.
One of the silliest, most childish
things the legislature, particularly the
senate, did at its recent session was
the excuse it made for not passing
certain just and proper measures that
their passage would help Luke's col
lection agency. Has Luke attained
such power that even the legislature
is afraid of him?
Wc cannot conceive of anything so
ridiculous as legislators nefusing to
pass laws for the benefit of the peo
ple on the theory that if they did
bo they would be helping Luke. Sure
ly the dead beats should be discour
aged, even though they do not like
Luke, and to refuse to enact good
laws on the theory that it would help
Luke collect from dead beats, is a
direct invitation to the dead beats to
continue their work, and to continue
to rob the merchants and others right
and left and is an approval of their
past course. Some of the bills killed
in the senate would not have helped
Luke; on the contrary they would
have hurt his business and enabled
merchants to collect their bills them
selves with recourse to Luke.
It has never occurred to us that the
dead beats of this community, or any
other community needed such en
couragement. Wc do not know that
this community is any worse than
There are lots of bad debts in oth
er states and other countries as well
as in Utah, but this is the first time
that we have ever heard of a legisla
ture composed of representatives of
the people furnished from twenty
seven counties of a state, refusing to
take into consideration the interest
of the entire state, simply on the
false theory that if they did so it
would help some one individual who
was runnig a collection agency to
collect bad debts from dead beats.
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Robert C. Haskins, Assistant Gen
eral Sales Manager of the Interna
tional Harvester Co. with headquart
ers at No. 7 Monroe St., Chicago, III.
togfethcr with his wife have been
visiting in this city for some days,
the guests of the Consolidated Wag
on & Machine Co. They were taken
for an automobile ride and later to
iunch at the Alta Club. In addition
to Mr. and Mrs. Haskins, there were
present Mrs. J. Fred O'dcll, Messrs.
S. J. Seal, Melvin D. Wells and Geo.
T. Odell. Mr. Haskins expressed
himself as highly pleased with the
apparent conditions in this city, and
the vast improvement that had oc
curred since he last visited Salt Lake
some 12 years since.
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