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H operation the imblic will not get llic
H benefit in lower rates, except as it
H may be forced from the railways
L through fear of extreme! measures.
k Discriminations in favor of large
m shippers lias been the principal means.
H of building up most of our big trusts.
m Lower rates have enabled them to
H crush out their smaller competitors
H until they have built up such a huge
H business that they can dictate terms
H even to the railroads. I have no
H doubt such discrimination will con-
H tinuc to be practiced in spite of the
H new rale law. In England where a
H law against rebates has been in force
H for many years, and where the laws
H governing railroads arc mor.e strictly
H enforced discrimination is still prac-
H ticcd. It is chiefly through the con-
H venicnt loophole of "undcrbilling."
H That is, shipping goods under one
H classification when they belong under
H another. Until recently, and perhaps
I even now, the Beef Trust undcrbilled
H about one-third of tine freight it ship-
H pcd. For instance, dressed beef has
I a higher freight than lard and other
I things called "packing house pro-
I ducts," so according to the report
I of the Interstate Commerce Com-
I mission, whenever it can it ships its
I dressed boef as "packing bouse pro-
I ducts." Some way will be found of
H evading any law when the railroad
I and the shipper find it profitable to
I do so. For one thing the railroads
I always have the smartest lawyers.
I This multiplicity of laws, rcgula-
I tions and commissions in a vain at-
I tempt to control the railroads simp-
ly result in keeping them in politics
I to control the law making power and
they come pretty near doing it. One
I can't blame them fromi a business
I standpoint. All these things intcr
I fere with their profits, and that's
H what the railroads arc here for.
I The only way to reduce the death
I roll of the railroads, and give all ship-
I pcrs and localities fair and equitable
I rates, is for the government to own
I the railroads; to have them run for
I the benefit of the people instead of
I the profit of a few individuals. But
I they should be operated only under
I such civil service regulations as will
I guarantee the employes the same pcr-
B manency of employment and chance
for promotion as is given the postal
clerks and the thousands of other
government employees now under
I civil service regulations. Govcrn-
incut ownership has proven succcss
I ful wherever tried. A brief examination
H of sonic of these government owned
I roads will he given in a future article.
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The above is a picture of Alfred
Kent the newly elected Department
Commander of the G. A'. R., Depart
ment of Utah.
Colonel Kent was born in Bourtcn,
Berkshire, England, 70 years ago, and
left his native land for the Golden
West in 1855, when only 18 years of
age, landing in New 'York the last
day of that year. lie tells interesting
ly of his trip by railroad in those
early days on the Amboy and N. Y.
R. R. from New York to Philadel
The "Go West young man" senti
ment appealed to him soon, for in
August, 1856, he was pioneering in the
pine woods of Michigan, near Ann
Arbor. Here he relates, he took part
in John C. Fremont's campaign when
the pathfinder was paving the way
for later Republican suiccsses, in his
candidacy for president in 1856, inci
dentally being present at the raising
of the first Republican flag in the
lie dropped the axe and tpok up
the rifle at the martyred president's
first call for volunteers and from '61
to '66 served his adopted country as
private, corporal, sergeant and quar
termaster on the staff of General J.
R. Wiest, commanding 1st Cavalry
Brigradc, second Military Division of
the Wiest, being mustered out at the
cessation of hostilities as first lieu
tenant, Third Michigan cavalry, on
Feb. 12, 1866.
After the war he settled in Gon
zales, Texas, where for seven years
he held the office of postmaster of
that city, having been appointed to
the office by President Johnson and
rc-appoiutcd by Gen. Grant.
His health having become impaired
he returned to the pine woods and for
a number of years engaged in farming
In 1898, he and his family came to
Utah, soon becoming actively en
gaged in matters pertaining to the
Grand Army; few meetings of the G.
A. R. or the Relief Societies affiliated
with that body occuring without the
presence of himself, his wuc or daugh
ter. The colonel livcs at 474 Second
avenue, and is a familiar figure on the
streets of the city for the past nine
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM.
The parade will commence at 9:30
o'clock, and part of the line will be
composed of the following: Four
hundred United States troops from
Fort Douglas; the Grand Army of
the Republic; a detachment of the
city police, headed by Chief George
A. Sheets; All Hallows college ca
dets; High School cadets; 300 mem
bers of the national guard; Indian war
veterans; Spanish war veterans; sons
of veterans; United States band; na
tional guard band; All Hallows col
lege band; High School band; Grand
Army Fife and Drum corps.
Rev. P. A. Simpkin will be the ora
tor of the day, the services to be held
in the Orpbcum theater, at which
point the line of march will break.
Pupils from the High School will
sing "The Star Spangled Banner,"
while Mrs. C. G. Plummcr and Horace
S. Ensign will render "The Flag
Without a Stain," and "The Brave
R. G. Slcater will be marshal of
tl.c day, and the por'ion of his staff
so far named will be Henry H. Kins
man, A. N. Jarvis, O. F. Davis, Jo
seph J. Meyers and John Toohcy.
Following are the various committees
in charge of the Decoration day ex
ercises: Decoration: Mrs. Lillian Duncan,
Mrs. Philip Ncdcr, Mrs. Mary I..
Grovcnor, Mrs. Agnes E. Pease;
program: R. G. Sleater, George B.
Squires, Mrs. Mary Dodge, Mrs. E.
V. Brooks, Mrs. M. J. Hoge, Wiliam
Edwards, II. E. Dowcy; finance: H
F. Evans, Philip Nedcr, Mrs. F. L.
Hincs,' Mrs. Margaret Harvey, Mrs.
J. A. Carter, Lewis Eddy, Joseph J.
Meyers; transportation: R. L. Pat
terson, Alfred Kent, II. D. Chase,
A. N. Jarvis, Mrs. Ilattic Owen, Mrs.
E. V. Bums, M,rs. Mary B. Lawrence
SALT LAKE ROUTE.
Rates and dates for excursions to
Teachers' rates. Daily June 1st
to 8th. Ask the man at 169 S. Main
$30.00 round trip to Los Angeles,
June 9th to 16th. Open to all.
New route to Goldlield and Tono
pah open. Here tonight, Goldficld
Sunday excursions to Garfield.
Tickets to Arizona points. Low
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Wrlte I". W. WILLIAMS, 400 Manhattan Acnue
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Hats at $4.75
It would be hard to conceive of
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rare combination of dainty origin
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to visit our
Next week come and investigate j
this offer iStrictly hand made
Hats, becomingly trimmed with 1
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Genuine $7.00 values Special next
If you are going to visit
go to the
529 California St.
Belt Line cars stop at the door.
Three-room apartments $25.00
.to $60.00 per month, including
private bath, electric lights, gas
steam heated, hot water and
janitor service free. New build
ing just finished. New furni
ture throughout. Why stop at j
hotels when you can get all the
comforts of home here? Sun
parlors. Large verandas, etc.
WM. AMES, Prop.
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Castle Gate and Clear Creek Coal containes about g per cent of
volatile matter and fixed carbon.
It will not slnck if stored for a year.
It's mighty good coal at the start, and it's just as good at the fin
ish, SO WHY NOT FILL YOUR BIN DURING THE SUM- fjf
UTAH FUEL COMPANY I
DOOLY BLOCK, CITY.