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H 4 tCHE EVENING STANDARD, OGDEN. UTAH, FEIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1912,
m Sty? Stoning iaitdart
H William CUsmann,' Publ shcr fgpPpSjgj
H An Independent Newspaper yC
H (ESTABLISHED 1870.) 3aiSi
H This paper will always fight for prjgresn and reform. Il will not
H knowingly tolerate injuBtloe or porru ptlon aud will always fight dema-
M pogues of all parties, It will oppose privileged classes and public pjun-
l dcrers. It will never lack sympathy with the poor. It will always reman
H devoted to the public welfare and will never bo satisfied wfrth niorely prlnt-
H Ids newo, it will always bo drastically Independent and will never be nfrald
H io attack wronff. wbethor by pradatory plutocracy or predatory povorty.
H THE PROGRESSIVE TICKET
H For President
M of New York
M tfor Vice-President
v HIRAM JOHNSON
M of California
M TAKING CARE OF STATE FUNDS.
H The Examiner has a nice story about the Governor taking care
B of the state funds. There is no objection to "taking care of the state
B funds." "What the people object to us is the "care'' taken by the
B Governor's banks over the interest on a million and a half of state
Think of a million and a half cash in the State Treasury! The
H banks get S per cent interest per year on it, or a total of $120,000
H per year, and the state receives not a cent.
H The Governor admits that he is a stockholder and director in one
H bank, The Merchants Bank in Salt Lake City, which has over a half
H million dollars of the state funds.
H HOW GOVERNOR SPRY HAS REDUCED THE TAXES..
HJ In his speech, Governor Spry said that his administration had
H reduced the State taxes one-half a mill. Is that so? If one of the
H pofc' of Ogden will bring his tax notice to the Standard office, show-
H ing a decrease in taxes this fall, we will set up the soda water. That
H was a smpoth trick Governor Spry tried to play on the people. It
H is true the tax levy was reduced from S mills to 7 and one-half mills
H on the dollar. At first the officials thought it would work alright,
1 but it was the Salt Lake Tribune that discovered that while the tax
B 1 1 levy was reduced the value of the property in the state was increased
f I so that 7 aud one-half mills would bring in more money than 8 mills
H would at the former low value.
1 Yes, Governor Spry reduced your taxes, but you can't find the
B reduction iu your tax notices.
H LOOK OUT FOR LAST-DAY FAKES.
1 It has been customary for the papers of the Examiner style to
1 get up some big fake story just before election day, too late for the
H parties attacked to auswer. It has been the policy of the Evening
H Standard to close its campaign on the Friday evening before the
j election. This will hold true this year. No new matter will be
1 brought up after tonight. If anything more is said by us on cam-
1 paign issues, it will be in answer to matters presented before tonight
H or in answer to arguments or statements made by others hereafter.
H It is the custom of all fair newspapers to give the people all the
j information a number of days before the campaign, so that the op-
H position can fairly answer all charges. Papers that make new
H charges just a day or two before the close of the campaign are not
H only unfair but are not entitled to belief. A newspaper that is
H'r afraid to give its opponent a fair chance to answer its attacks, proves
(- itself unworthy of belief.
H Don't believe any last-day charges against anybody.
WHO GOT THAT $798,000 INHERITANCE TAX?
H! Governor Spry is boasting about Ills' administration getting
l $798,000 inheritance- tax from the llarriman estate; that through
M the great energy of the present Utah officials, this money was se-
H cured to Utah. That boast is positively misleading. "Wc have it
M direct from a New York gentleman that the Hon. Parley L. Williams,
M general attorney for the Union Pacific, and W. II. Bancroft, first
M vice president and manager for the Oregon Short Line, alone are
m responsible for Utah getting the money. This man says that air.
M Bancroft notified the llarriman estate that the Union Pacific was.
m incorporated under the laws of Utah and that he believed there was
H an inheritance tax in Utah,' The matter was referred to Air Wil-
m t hams, as the general attorney for the Union Pacific railway who
H reported that the Harriman estate would have to pav an inheritance
M , tax either in New York or Utah and, as the tax was less in Utah than
m New York, he recommended that the tax on all Union Pacific
H stock of the estate be paid in this state. The administrators dis-
M covered that it meant a big saving and fell over themselves in set-
H tling the tax in Utah. Another Spry fake exposed
H v . "T the mUCy Was Paid by the IIaan estate two
M ears ago and the money was placed in the Governor's bank and
H most of it has been there ever since and the people are taxed iust
H . the same as if no three-quarters of a million had been paid bthe
H Harriman estate. What suckers some people are. Yes, sir, some
H people swear when they pay their taxes, but vote to continue the
I 1 THE BULL MOOSE WIN
HOW THE EXAMINER INCREASES ITS CIRCULATION.
From Morgan comes the information that the Examiner is given
away on the streets free to the people and that the fellow in charge
has a hard time doing that. Nice subscription list that is. Uncle
Sam's attention is iiivited to the use of the mails fur free distribu
tion. hi Ogden people still complain the. Examiner is loft against
THE LAW IS QUOTED TO PROVE IT.
The Examiner says that three-quarters of a million dollars cash
was not sol aside for a eapitol fund. Here is ihe law: Page 20, Laws
of Utah, 1911, chapter 24, bays: "That the sum of $750,000 is hereby
appropriated out of any moneys or funds in the state treasury for the
purpose of erecting a eapitol building in Salt Lake City." Approved
March 0th, 1011, by Governor Spry. ,
Why not tell the truth just onee during the campaign?
STATE MONEY SHOULD REDUCE TAXES.'
The morning paper wants to know what the "Bull Mooscrs"
would "do with the money in the state treasury if they would not
put it in a bank." That, we presume, is intended to be a smart ques
tion. No one objects to the state money being placed in a bauk. The
tomplaint is that the Governor has had over a half-million dollars
in his own bank for several years without paying a single cent's in
lurcsl to the state, yet this bank has loaned the money out at S per
cent interest. That is the complaint.
The "Bull Moosers" state that the $40,000 per year collected on
state money by the Merchants' bank of Salt Lake City should go to
! the state and not to the bank. Furl her. they claim that when tho
i st ate has millions in cash to put in banks, that the taxes should stop
until that money is used up. See? Or don't you want to" see?
STANDARD UNFAIR TO UTAH.
We have a protest from a man who knows. Tic says that in ad
dition to the stato of Nevada assessing the Central Pacific railway
$31,500 per mile from California to Utah, the state of Nevada also
assesses said road $6,000 for each mile of side track within the State
of Nevada. He further says that the Standard should add that
amount to the Novada railway assessment.
That is absolutely fight, but we wanted to be more than fair to
the railroads and the Utah officials. We can tell of some other things
Nevada assesses, but if we told it all the people would think we were
"overdoing it." It is better to be more than fair than to be unfair.
Why, if this paper were to tell nil it knows about the present in
competency and short comings of Utah officials, the peoople would
be astounded, but we believe that we have said enough to convince
every honest man that Utah ought to have a change of public offi
cials. Turn the rascals out.
AN OGDEN MAN'S DISGUST.
When a Standpatter of the well-known party loyalty of George
J. Kelly of Ogden iB forced to admit that the legislating on state
funds has been outrageous, there must be some provocation thrice
Mr. Kelly repeatedly has said that every move he made for sane
finance in state affairs was blocked by the powers that be. Ho at
tempted to get a measure through the last legislature providing for
interest on state funds deposited in private banks, and he igriomini
jously failed because of the powerful forces arrayed against him.
Have a talk with George J. Kelly on this subject." Ho can open
your eyes to a- deplorable state of affairs.
We are using Mr. Kelly's name in this editorial without his
knowledge, but, as Mr. Kelly is an outspoken man, we feel certain he
will take no offense, as what we say is along the lines of his fight in
the last legislature, when he warned the money hogs that a day of
accounting would bring them heartaches.
MORE PROOF THAT RAILROADS ARE UTAH'S PETS.
''Utah railroads pay more per mile in taxes than any other state
bounding on Utah," says Governor Spry. Here are the figures from
page 123, Proceedings of the State Board of Assessors for the state of
Nevada, year 1011, the last report printed; just read this, bearing in
mind that this is for state taxes only:
Gross taxes paid by railroads to state of Nevada
Central Pacific railway, per mile '. .$657.00
Nevada & California railway, per mile 442.14
,&an Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake, per mile 271.30
Tonopah & Goldfield railway, per mile f.' 313.01
Virginia & Truckee Railwaj', per mile 250.42
Remember, the foregoing is for state tax only. J
Here is the STATE TAX FOR UTAH:
Central Pacific railway state tax per mile $142.50
Denver & Rio Grande state tax per mile '. 07.50
San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake railway state tax per mile 82.50
Oregon Short Line railway state tax per mile 105.50
Western Paoific railway state tax per mile 77.25
Union Pacific railway state tax per mile 150.00
How do you, the people of Utah, like these figures? Of course,
Governor Spry and his apologist will say the author of the official'
reports of Nevada is a "liar." But how about it ? Are the common
people going to take the word "liar" forever as an answer and keep
on paying the taxes the big corporations should pay?
Bettor stand in with Dear Old Teddy. Pull the Moose emblem
and let it go at that.
Citizens, vote for yourselves this year.
MORE PROOF THAT THE POOR ARE OVERTAXED.
The county treasurer of Winnemucca, Humboldt countv, Nevada,
writes and says that taxes collected this fall for city, county and
state in bis county equals 37 and 2-tenths mills on each dollar. How
is that? Governor Spry and his Ogden paper. said that the tax rate
was very low. Oh, my; oh, my! The evidence shows that the rail
roads are pets in Utah and the merchants and widows pav the taxes
At 37 and 2-tenths mills on the dollar, the Southern Pacific mil-
road pays on its Nevada assessment of $33,500 per mile just exactly
$1,171.80 on each mile, while tho same railway into Utah ppys only
$702 per mil? on all its property in Utah. ' !
But remember, trje Spry sheet will say that this county treas
urer, too, is a "liar." Everybody is a "liar," if hc tells the truth,
according to tho morning paper.
This paper has offered a reward of $1,000 for the proof that the
Standard has misstated anything concerning the overtaxing of the
poor and the mortgaging of Utah for over two million dollars bv the
federal bunch in power. The enemy cries "liar," but refuses our
offer of $1,000. Why? I
Remember, dear reader, you can get up figures that lie, but
get the truth for yourself. For instance, in figuring taxes, there are
sx: to ten-differcpt tax rates. .You ean figure on one or all. There I
is in Utah, a stats tax" of 7.5 mills, county tax 7.8 mills, Ogden City 'j
.school tax-t.3 mills, Ogden City-'tax 14 mills. There ave special Laxes
in almost every district, and, unless all are included, no fair estimate
can bo made. Other states have the same numerous taxes.
It does not make any difference how our opponents want to
figure, if they willtakc the same taxes for each state compared, the
result will show that the Utah poor are outrageously taxed.
- ITO ANSWER HAS BEEN MADE.
Here it is five days before election and no answer worthy of con
sideration has been made to the repeated charges made by Demo
cratic and Progressive speakers as to the mishandling of state funds
by the governor and those at the head of state affairs.
Five days before election and no reply, other than the calling 01
liar, to the proof that the railroads in Utah are favored in the mat
ter of taxation by Governor Spry and his people.
The voters cannot be hoodwinked any longer b- the political
bosses in Utah, and next Tuesday they will divorce themselves from
old conditions by voting for themselves, their families and thoir
homes; they will vote a rebuke for those who have played into the
hands of the big corporations and have failed to protect the rights of
the man with a little home.
RAILROAD MEN KNOW SUTHERLAND.
Senator George Sutherland, that cold and clammy Standpatter
and representative of the corporations who misrepresents the people
of Utah in the United States senate, in a speech in Salt Lake City,
said the Republicans in the senate had passed an employers' liability
bill, but the Democrats had killed the measure.
Our readers will recall that the Standard exposed the vicious fea
tures of that bill at tho time it was introduced by Sutherland. It was
a railroad measure, intended, under the cruise of legislation friendlv
to railroad employes, to make damago suits for injuries or loss of life
almost impossible, except on terms of settlement wholly dispropor
tionate to the injuries sustained.
Had tho Democrats, and Progressive Republicans who joined with
the Democrats in killing the bill, allowed the measure to become a law,
they would have been guilty of a base betrayal of the people.
That one bill introduced by Sutherland has confirmed in the
minds of the railroad employes the truth of the charges, repeatedly
made by the Stumlard, that Sutherland is a corporation tool and a
misrepresontcr of the citizens of this state.
There arc so many men of his stripe who reach tho United States
Senate, under our present method of indirect voting, that the people I
arc demanding a change 10 the direct system advocated by the Progressives.
"JOKER" DISCOVERED IN AN AMENDMENT.
The following is from Spry's morning organ :
"Hut because tho olden system was open to objection, Gov
ernor Spry seen rod Irom the legislature an amendment to the
3talo constitution,, authorizing the state treasurer to lend the slate
money, collect Interest on the same and turn tho Interest Into
Hie stato treasury.
Wo challenge the Spry paper to produce its evidence in support
Of the foregoing. The present law does not prohibit the loaning of
state funds 10 banks ami the collecting of interest on the same for the
state, and the proposed constitutional amendment does not require
that state funds when placed in banks shall draw interest. The pro-J
posed constitutional amendment is as follows: I
"A JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING AN AMENDMENT
TO SECTION 17. ARTICLE VII.. OF THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE STATE OF UTAH. RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE
AUDITOR AND OF THE TREASURER.
"Re It enacted by the legislature of the state of Utah, two
.thirds or all of" the members elected to each of the two houses
"Section 1 That It to proposed to amend Section 17, Article
VII., of tho constitution of the state of Utah, so that the same
will read as follows-
"17. The auditor shall be auditor of public accounts. The
public moneys shall be deposited by the treasurer, under tho su
pervision of the board of examiners, and as provided by law.
"Section 2 Tho secretary of state Is hereby dlrecte'd to sub
mit this proposed amendment to the electors of the state at the
next general election hi the manner provided by law."
Not a word as to interest appears in this constitutional amend
ment, in fact the law is left as silent on this point as it is today. The
only difference is that Spry and Dave Matlson, with A. R. Barnes,
as a- majority of the board of examiners, shall say where the money
shall be deposited, and Spry, Mattson and Barnes are now promoting
a new bank in Salt Lake which, taken in connection with this "joker"
in the proposed constitutional amendment, is a most significant fact.
Where, Mr Examiner, it your interest on state funds?
LABOR NEWS OF
According to records of the Inter
state Commerce commission, practic-1
ally ovc-rv railroad employe In the;
United States has had bis pay In-'
creased within the past five years,
nnd the great volume of the Incroascg
have come vlthin the past three
Three of the larpest labor organ!-1
zatlons In Canuda have now formed I
provincial federations In Ontario The I
Bricklayers. Brothorhood of Carpen
ters and Trinters Tho Musicians of!
tbe province are also discussing the
After thirty-seven years, the Unil
ert Mine Workers - of America, with!
its Socialist declarations, numbering
In its organization men from every
nation that Europe knows, has union
ized tho Union Pacific coal mines
and compelled for the Oriental work-
or tho same standard of living as the '
othor workers enjoy. '
The United Mine Workers of I
Americg continue to grow, and In
September, 1912, reached tho largest
Ipsldup membership ever recordedhi
the hlstorv of the organizations. The
hiVh water mark of the coal diggcra f
is 3G8.9S0 members. "
France has probably- the moat com
prehensive co-operative societies of
any country In the world. There are
co-operative stores and organizations
of every kind for the aid of the toil
ers, its members
Picketing is legal, according to
Judge Homer D Dlbell, of the Minne
sota District court, who delivered his
decision In the case of tho Dulr.td
Street Railway company, which tried
to stop allowed interference with Its
strike breaking emplovps by the use
of .1 court injunction
SLATE CUB STARS
FOR THE BLOCK
Chicago, Nov. 1 At a secret meet
ing held recently by C. W. Murph.x.
owner, and Johnny Evers, thq new
manager of the Cubs, there was dis
cussed a general cleaning up of the r
old Cub machine, which landed four m
pennants and two world's titles. No
announcement of the names of the
players to be discarded will be made
until after next r.prlnc's training trhi,
which will be made to new grounds
in Florida, whoso purchase is plan
ned. From those who are in a close po
sition to know. It !s believed the fol
lowing men will not appear qn the
west side diamond next year: Frank
Chance, deposed manager; Jimmy
Sheckard, left fielder: Tommy Leach,
center fielder; Joe Tinker, shortstop.
Frank Schulte, It Is said, will be
among the first players to sign his
contract under the new agreement.
Evers has a five-year contract, but
his salary Is kept secret
"We have plenty of time to an
nounce who the ball players are who
will be released, traded or sent to
minor clubs," said President Mur
phy. "Of course there will be chan
ges. But who the man are that will
compose tho lineup for 1913 I or Mr
Evers do not know at this time. Wo
arc going to send all our young play
ers to the training camp two weeks
.In advance of tho older players, anil
If tho yun-ssters, under the tutorship
of Evers, show speed and class, why
then, some of tho older players may
Every effort will be made by Man
ager Evers to secure Mike Doolan of
the Philadelphia Nationals to replace
Joe Tinker, who Is to manage the
Cincinnati Reds. 1
TO BE STOPPED "I
Stanford University, Cal., Nov. 1. I
ormFl warnln to the University of
California that "unsportsmanlike tac-
tics" will not be tolerated In the an- I
nual Intercollegiate Rugby game on I
November 9 was forwarded today by H
Stanford university officials. Presi- I
dent David Starr Jordan also gave out H
a statement on the subject.
"The Stanford athletic committee I
has been instructed to suepend all
football relations with the University
( of California If any rough or un- I
1 sportsmanlike tactics are used," Dr.
Jordan said. "And in that event rem- I
, tisns will not be resumed until the
game can be p'r.yod without reproach.' I
Tho Stanford authorities, since the
intercollegiate game last year, have H
been dissatisfied with California's
-Rugby methods, and today's warn- H
Ihg. which was mailed to Dr. Frank H
A'nsoll. athletic head of the stato uni- H
versity, is said to have followed close H
observation of this year's games with H
the Waratahs of Australia and local H
It was mainly through tho efforts H
of Dr. Jordan and the Stanford ofTl- H
dais that Rucby was substituted j by
the two universities a few years ago M
for American lootball. which was ta- H
booed as too brutal. y' H
Cambridge, Mas., Nov. I. Harvard H
completed arrangements today for the H
first reception of the Princeton foot- B,
ball team in 1G years, while 37,000 en- 1R
thusiastic followers of the most' pop- Jwki
mar or autumn sports awaited eager- - M
ly the clash between the Crimson and K
the Orange and Black in the stadium M
tomorrow afternoon. Betting on'1 tho B
game was unusually lively and Har- M
vard was a slight favorite, at 10 to J
, fl, with many bets made at even mon- K
The Harvard team had light signal He
I CHURCH RAZED BY- S
! HALLOWE'EN FIRE E
Colton, Cal., Nov. 1. The Jowell Vdi
Methodist church of this city was de- Hi
?troyed by fire early today. It is be- Hw
lieed that the fire started from Jack
o' lanterns used In a Hallowe'en liar- Bbj
ty hold in the building last night The H
loss was estimated at $15,000. E
If a newly wedded man had no se- Bol
crets from his wife It Is rather hard HHc
on the other women he might have RS
married, but didn't. Hpi
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