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J I VoL 6' No- 38. SALT LAKE CITY UTAH, JUNE 1, 1907. Price 5 Cents I
Local Politics and gossid
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The city council is engaging in 1
(large amount of juggling in order to
cover up its course of extravagance,
and to enable the administration to
carry on its policy of wastefulness
'J and dissipation of the city's money
Transferring money from one fund to
another is a proceeding the legality
of which is exceedingly doubtful. It's
entirely a new cdparture in the his
tory of this city's finances, and some
i body may yet have to answer for it.
It will of course afford some relief
from the present stringency, but it
leaves a vacancy in the cash box
where there ought to be none, and
I1 of course every cent of the money
will be needed to liquidate present
The prosecution in the Sheets case
has again met defeat as everybody
knew it would. To be consistent,
Judge Armstrong could do nothing
else, but overrule 'he motion of the
district attorney for permission to
file an amended complaint in the dis
trict court against Mr. Sheets. It
J now appears as if the entire proceed-
I ; iiiR would be begun over again: a new
I complaint filed before a committing
magistrate and' a new preliminary
I hearing had. Then it may be reason-
I ably expected that the prosecution
I will continue to show its incompe
tency and make blunders -enough to
j justify the case being thrown out of
' l court again.
Every day it becomes more mani
fest that a new set of prosecuting
officers and new judges should be
called in to conduct this case on be-
n half of the people. Politics and per-
I sonal friendships have been injected
'3 '"to it t'. a marked degree. These
L I should be entirely, eliminated and the
I ' case heard on its merits alone. That
L j could be best accomplished by the
m, change in courts tind prosecution.
W According to the ethics of such
J; ij things District Attorney Loofbourow
Fl. ' is disqualified from acting prosecu
yj, tor in this case. In the first place
f I he and the defendant for many years
II have been warm personal friends and
1 even now while the district attorney
W is appearing in the role of prosecutor
he is attorney of record for Mr. '
Sheets in a civil cause now pending
in the courts. As to the political end
of it both the district attorney and the
county attorney's sympathies arc
with the "American" party. In fact
it is fully believed that if they had
not been given lucrative offices by
the Republicans, they would both be
openly in the "American" party to
day. The county attorney was one
of the prime movers in the first at
tempt to organize the "American"
party and there is every reason to be
lieve he would have stayed with that
aggregation of sore heads if the Re
publicans had not lured him with the
bait of an office.
Politicians are casting around for
candidates for the mayoralty for the
next November election. The Re
publicans seem to have a strong desire-
for Mr. Geo. T. Odell to carry
their standard. The Democrats want
R. P. Morris, but Mr. Morris says
nay, nay. The Amcrikearns crowd
may run Mayor Thompson aain, al
though it would be his fourth term if
BRIEF AND BREEZY.
Alfonso thinks that's just the great
est baby that ever arrived.
Naturally all the newspapers will
claim some of the credit for hurrying
the Spanish stork up a little.
The N. Y. Republic Committee has
just ratified the election of Benj. B.
Odell to the Down-and-Out club.
The experts may succeed in getting
a photograph of the canals in Mars,
but they can't get any photo of the
canal in Panama.
The Dramatic Mirror finds fault
with theatre goers for leaving before
the curtain falls on the last act. In
a good many cases they deserve con
siderable credit for sitting through
the second act.
Secretary Taft is what you might
call a 52-inch all around man.
The pen of the tongue should be
dipped in the ink of the heart.
Begins to look as if you might have
some use for that spring suit, after
What will we cat when dollar
wheat sends flour so high, we cannot
Big Chief Forakcr carries a pipe
of peace in one hand, and a tomahawk
in the other.
Gov. Hughes, of N. Y., wants to
use for a while, the office he has be
fore he tries to run down another.
If Miss Mabelle Gilman wasn't a
blushing bride, a good many people
will think she ought to have blushed.
Next we expect to hear that we are
getting spring on the installment plan
on account of the car shortage.
The French artist who painted
President Roosevelt's portrait "in a
restful pose," must have portrayed
him in a sound sleep.
The Sultan of Mlorocco is said to
be very chummy with his dentist, but
what could be more natural, since the
man unboubtcdy has a pull?
Viith the score tied in the ninth,
two men out and the bases full, a
player has a splendid chance to win
for himiself the title of "undesirable
citizen" by striking out.
Referring to a local politician, a
Nebraska paper says: "W,e will not
call him an ass, we will print his
speech." The editor of that paper
must be fitting himself for a place in
the diplomatic corps.
Acco . ig to a society item from
Atlar. ty, Mr. and Mrs. Flusher
and two daughters- have arrived there
from Philadelphia. It is understood
howev- that these four Flushers
arc not the only ones to be credited
The best way to absorb Central 11
America, is to let Mexico civilize it M
Having found out where he stands, I M
Senator Forakcr refuses to sit down , H
and keep quiet. u M
The Forakcr lion and the Taft lamb
have changed thcirminds about lying ' M
down together. ,M
A' famous inn, near Chattanooga. 1
says that it will close this summer if , M
the city doesn't look out. M
The only really undesirable citizens M
nowadays, arc the umpires that go tM
back on the home team. Cl
If the destiny of the paragraph J
man is hinted at too plaintly, he may i"
indulge in a little repartee. '
Bellamy Storcr, Poultney Bigclow, i H
J. Ralph Burton and E. II. Harriman ' H
arc all keeping very quiet these. days H
Daily bulletins from Madrid indi- H
catc that King Alfonso is getting 1 H
along as well as could be expected. f H
Senator Rayncr doesn't seem to 1 H
agree with Col. John Temple Graves (' H
as to the superlative unniistakablencss I H
of Col. Bryan. If
A London professor declares that fl H
English girls wink the left eye. They J fl
probably consider that one of their I H
rights. I' H
No one has given the President a IJH
chance to write a letter explaining j'-H
why Harriman is an undesirable citi- l.H
llic retirement of Castro from the ;H
game, is much more important than l
the death of the little South American jil
ruler would be. '!
They are thinking of naming one of !
the new battleshipsUtah. We pre-
sume it will always be accompanied I I
by a plurality of consorts. j I
A Kentucky dairyman has been i I
caught selling milk with minnows in I I
it. He should be more particular I I
about his water supply. I