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MmI POST-OFFICE IMPROVEMENTS
Ki Some of our Utah people seem to
Hij'Jj have very considerable influence at
Hfi Washington and arc considered by
HH the highest government officials as
Hi very decent, straight forward kind
HbA. of people, people whose intentions
Lu arc right, whose word is good and
HJfH whose abilities arc above the average
Btff of men holding corresponding posi-
HHh tious in other states, and this not-
Hfl withstanding the Tribune's lies about
HH them and the Tribune's attempts to
HVI make little of them.
HBj Senator Sutherland, now in Wash-
HH J ington, has practically obtained an
HB I appropriation of half a million dol-
HH lars for improvements and additions
Hi ' to the Salt Lake post-office. Pretty
HJ t ' near everything Senator Sutherland
HJ ' has gone after in Washington he has
HJ t obtained. He has the confidence of
HJ the president and the adminnistra-
HJ i tiou and justly so, while Ex-Senator
HJ j Kcarns and his organ, the Tribune
f are and have been for a long time
HM. not only discredited but despised by
Hp Post Master Thomas has been the
HH subject of vile, uncrupulous and most
(virlucnt attacks by the Tribune for
i years, but Mr. Thomas can go back
i to Washington and be received as
I an honored guest and as a sterling
j man in whom the president and the
0 ' administration have the utmost con-
HJhj ' fulcucc. In fact when it comes to iu-
HJfl ' llucucc at the national capital there
HH- arc very few men in the nation
HJj senators or otherwise who can rub
HJI sides with the former governor of
Hi I Utah, now post master of Salt Lake
HJ , City. This is nothing new. It has
HJi' ' been a subject of comment for a good
u many years.
J1 A little while ago Mr. Thomas
HJ I went to the opening of the James-
HJ town exposition as one of the repre-
! sentatives of the State of Utah.
While East he went up to Washing
ton to consult with the heads of the
km postal department regarding certain
HJ things which he thought should be
HJ 5 done for the improvement of the pos-
HJi, tal service in this city, made mainly
HJ by the increase in postal business
HJ i here, owing to general prosperity of
HJ'' the city and state.
J Mr. Thomas asked for eleven more
HJ !' postal clerks, five more mail carri-
HJ crs, that another sub-station be cstab-
HJ . lishcd at Iirigham and E streets, that
HJ I the free delivery are-t be extended
HJ j to the Capitol hill addition, to that
HJ j part of the city west of the Jordan
HJ river between Sixth and Ninth South
HJ i streets and to that portion of the
HJ ' Fourth precinct north of Ninth aven-
HJ tie; that the salaries of clerks in the
HJ Salt Lake post-office receiving sal-
HJ aries above the $1100 a year mark
HJ be increased, and that certain ad-
HJ , ditions and improvements in the in-
HJ i tcrior arrangements of the general
HJ J )ost-officc be made at a cost of about
J $7,ooo. All of those requests were
HHH If granted and will be carried out with
fji as little delay as the government red
Hj tape routine will permit.
HI' The Tribune said Mr. Thomas was
H' discredited both at home and abroad
and that his visit to Washington had
resulted only in the appointment of
one additional mail carrier. So much
for the 1 ribunc and its lying, venom
Regarding the increase in salaries
of certain postal clerks it may be welt
to state that under the law the salar
ies of the clerks who enter at of $6oo
a year arc, by the .automatic opera
tion of the law, increased annually
until they reach the $1100 mark. Af
ter that figure has been attained fur
ther increase is dependent on the re
commendation of the post mastei.
Mr. Thomas said that those who got
their salaries advanced, deserved the
increase and they got it. The Salt
Lake post-office has been pretty nice
ly treated by the treasury depart
ment and the present post master is
in large measure to be credited for
WHAT CONGRESSMAN KEIFER
A few days ago the Tribune had
an alleged interview with Congress
man Keifer of Ohio when he was
here, in which the congressman was
made to say, in substance, that he
was opposed to the action of the
United States Senate in seating Sen
ator Smoot, that he thought it was
a menace to the Republic, that he
abhorcd MoJ-mons 'in general and'
Mormon hicrarebs in particular, and
all that sort of rot.
Now as a matter of fact, MV. Keifer
never said anything of the kind. He
did say to the Tribune reporter that
he thought the action of the Senate
in keeping Mr. Smoot was an act ot
justice, that he favored his retention
all along. In fact, Mr. Keifer said
exactly the reverse of what the Tri
bune quoted him as saying; and what
is more, a letter has been received
in Salt Lake City from Mr. Keifer
stating that he said the verv opposite
to what the Tribune says i .aid.
Another example of Tri unc faith
and Tribune methods.
"Cache Villians" is the way the
Logan Republican designates people
of Cache Valley who arc interested
The idea of the mormon-hating
Ameri-kcarns party going to Saltair
for that annual graft outing, is ab
surd. To Saltair, owned by mor
mons? Not on your life!
The Tribune has the smallest cir
culation in Salt Lake City of any
daily paper published here. It has,
fallen from the largest in the city to
below the 3,000 mark.
The defense in the " pr." Jim Don
nelson case now on trial, is using its
most strenuous endeavors to defeat
justice, set law and order at naught,
and bring good morals into contempt,
Captain Dobson has now attained
the dignity of "an old folk," having
reached the three score and ten mark.
He is as hail and hearty as lie was
twenty years ago. He wore the old
folk badge at the annual outing to
Lagoon a few days ago.
J. W. Houston, the real estate man,
is being talked of as a candidate for
mayor on the "American" ticket. lie
has strong supporters and probably
could land the nomination if he ant-
Jacob llciss has been appointed
to a godd position in the postoffice
at Ogdcn on the recommendation of
Senator Sutherland. Many of us re
member Jake Hieiss when he wa in
the city council of Salt Lake City
with F. D. Horn, E. E. Rich, et al.,
and arc glad to note his advancement
in the government service.
Articles of incorporation of The
Labor Press, the official organ of the
Utah Federation of Labor, were filed
with the county clerk on Thursday.
The capital stock is $10,000. G. L
Dc Truax is president of the com
pany and will edit the paper. Mr.
Dc Truax started the paper some
time ago and is very gratified with
the success which it has achieved.
In 'future the paper will own and op
erate its own plant.
The barbecue given at the Lagoon
on Thursday by the State Retail Mer
chants' association was the biggest
day the Lagoon or any other resort
in this county ever saw. From noon
till well along in the evening the hour
ly trains were loaded to the guards
the total attendance exceeding 13,000
The barbecue was well conducted
the finest brands only were served
and the crowds enjoyed themselves
to the limit. The Retail Merchants'
association scored a big success.
HELP WAS AT HAND.
A young elocutionist was schooling
himself in a new and difficult part,
and wishing to secure privacy wherr
he could rehearse without fear of in
terruption he journeyed one morning
to a bridge over a river near his
home. It happened to be a time
when the city was painting the struc
ture, a fact, unknown to the young
man. The surroundings seemed ideal
and his rccitings had reached a high
ly dramatic point when suddenly a
bearded face, topping painter's over
alls and jumper, appeared over the
bridge-rail, and a voice said:
"Sure, and can 1 be any assistance
to yez? Is it yer mind that troubles
yez, or have you a pain anywhere?"
Dad Gave it Up.
Stern fathers and timid lovers still
claim our attention on this terrestrial
ball, but mothers usually save the
day in some way.
"That'young man stays until an un
earthly hour every night, Doris," said
pu irate father to his youngest daugh
ter. "What docs your mother say
"Well, Dad," replied Doris as she
turned to go upstairs, "she says men
haven't altered a bit." Ladies' Home
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