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I -TEE EVENING STANDARD, OGDEN, UTAH, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1912.
William Glasraann, Pttbl shor ftpSsfrv
L An Independent Newspaper ypk
j I (ESTABLISHED 1870.) goE
' This paper will always fight for progress and reform It will "J
I - j knowingly tolerato Injustice or corru P"on nd v. U ? ", plun.
1 j goBues of all parties, It will opposo prlvl eged clafe..fwPU,3 remain
, I dcrVrs. it will never lack sympathy with the poor It w " aJ ?
1 I devoted to the public welfare and will never be satiBfied with merely prnu
ins news, it will always bo drastically independent and will never taaM
I I to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty.
IH HBP law n a o1 .
j ' WHAT THE UNION PACIFIC SHOULD DO.
I ' For four years the uncertainties involved in the merger ease
Ibcfore the United States courts have caused the Harriman roads tu
follow a halting policy in regard to terminal improvements. From
mow on there should be a vigorous forward movement on the parti
of the Union Pacific, as that road's rights are well defined by the
supreme court decision. A terminal such as that at Ogden should
ibe among the first to receive attention.
We look forward to the time when the Central Pacific will be
a division of the Union Pacific. Then Ogden, as the center and
'heart of that system, reaching from Omaha to San Francisco, might
eet up a claim to headquarters.
I With the opening of spring, the Union Pacific, after being forced
to sell its Southern Pacific. stock, should have a plethora of funds
I with which to continue the work of double-tracking the Union Pa
I I oifie east of here and the Central Pacific west to the coast. There,
, j should be no lack of money for improvements unless a heavy distri
! ! bution of cash assets to the stockholders bp ordered.
' 'Double-tracking through Weber and Echo canyons would call
j ! for a force of 2,000 or 3,000-rncn during a period of two years, and
I j i would add much to this city's prosperity.
1 - TRYING TO DISARM OGDEN.
j While the Rotary club of Salt Lake is mapping out roads to
' deprive Ogden-of trade, aud the Commercial club is planning to
1 throw Ogden off the ocean-to-ocean highway, the Salt Lake papers
l continue to attempt to administer soporifics to the people of Og
i den, so that, while they sleep, the work of divesiing this city of its
I automobile rights may be proceeded with uninterruptedly.
The Herald-Republican, with a fine display of irony, says: -"Salt
Lake business men and the Salt Lake newspapers have
endeavored for some weeks to soothe the irritation into which
our Ogden brethren seem to be lashing themselves without ap
' parent cause. The matter has been especially disturbing to us
since we feel the advantage it would he to both cities If the
auto road should touch both of them, and can estimato accurate
, i ly, we think, tho Injury that would bo done Salt Lake if this city
j 1 1 should get the highway and Ogden should not.
! i The Herald-Republican would make an excellent hired mourn-
! er, as it can conceal its laughter in grimaces and tears.
!The Salt Lakers tell us they arc most solicitous that the high
way "touch" Ogden. Yes, as a s.ide trip, after the main road has
been built through Salt Lake. What Ogden will fight for is not to
be placed on a spur of the main line, but to bo one of (he princ'n
pal supply points on the main route across the continent.
. ' Ogden is opposed to the. Midland route because that road can-
' not compare with the route through Echo and Weber canyons, which
i runs from here north around Great Salt lake, and, regardless of the
j scheming to make the Denver-to-Salt Lake road part of the auto-
l i mobile line across the country, this city will do its utmost to have
I jhe Overland route recognized as THE route by automobile tourists.
j (There should be a meeting of the representatives of the cities
1 leggawai gaaaa in. i imuxuni i urn grnwma niriingBrreiiii i aBoai
I I Have you seen those $25.00 1
I Suits and Overcoats we sell at I
I YOU CAN'T PAY US MORE
you can't Of J
than $25.00. 1 1 ff j
Now, later or l'Iff I
at any time. jffl !sf!L I
One Price to TO m
1 ' COME IN AND SAVE TEN
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and towns on the Overland route to plan for the future, and this con
ference should embraco every community from Chicago' to Reno that
is interested in building up this central highway. -
Ogden should lead in this undertaking and call for a convention
to be held in this citiy.
FOR OGDEN CANYON ROAD.
The English guardians of automobile traffic are requiring large
mirrors to be so placed at sharp turning points, where approaching
automobiles cannot be seen owing to obstructions, that the mirrors
disclose to view the roadway on either side.
Would this not prove a most simple way by which to eliminate
the danger to travel at those sharp turns in the road in Ogden
Just west of the Hermitage, where the bridge leads across the
river, the road winds around a cliff which prevents automobile driv
ers going in .either direction from seeing an approaching machine.
With a large mirror at the bridge, placed at the proper angle, the
highway would be made as safe for auto travel as though a straight
driveway. The entire road would be disclosed, and at night the
reflected headlights of the motors would give ample and unmistak
There are three or four places in the canyon where these mir
rors should be placed.
HOW TO REDUCE TAXES.
Our. readers will recall that, during the last campaign, the Stan
dard repeatedly pointed to the discriminations in taxation in Utah,
by which the owners of small homes were made to pay more tha
their just share of the taxes collected. There was a belated attempt
to deny the statements made by this paper, and this denial
was supported by two or three corporation papers, so now that the
election is over, we may be pardoned for reproducing the following
from a weekly paper in Salt Lake in further proof of the correctness
of our election figures :
"The cost of the Bingham & Garfield railway, including con
struction, equipment, depots, etc. was ?4.5C0,324 00 This piop
erty is assessed at $366,990 00 or less than S per cent of its value.
If a 52,000 farm was assessed on a like basis, the farmer would
only have lo pay an annual tax of $1.S0 Are there any fnrm
ers or home owners in Utah whose total holdings are around
the $2,000 mark that gee off that easy? Isn't It about time tho
people know the facts with respect to the matter of assessing
railroad and other corporate property In the State of Utah?"
Some day the people of Utah the heavily burdened taxpayers
will wake up to the injustices which are being perpetrated, and there
will be an overturning that will startle those who for so long have
felt they could go on benefiting by the unfair conditions without dan
ger of arousing public indignation.
What the corporations should do, instead of laboring to obtain
exemption from a fair valuation of their property interests, is to
inaugurate a campaign for greater economy in city, county and state
government. Herd is the state of Utah, which has doubled in assessed
valuation of property and yet retains the old rate of taxation. In
other words, extravagance has kept pace with the rapidly increas
ing demand upon the people for more tax money. The expenditures
evidently arc gauged by the revenue, and if the assessable property
were to be again doubled, no doubt those who have the managing of
state affairs would find a way to spend the 100 per cent increase
Were the railroads to lend the same energy and talent in break
ing down this extravagance that they give to holding down assessed
valuations, the tax question would soon cease' to be an issue in this
state; the railroads would escape with no greater tax drains, and the
wrath of the common people would be appeased by a reduction of
taxes on homes.
Why should not the railroads join with us in a crusade against
the prodigal waste of tax money?
LABOR NEWS OP
The construction of tho Grauri
Trunk Pacific will bo continued dur
ing tho winter. Six thousand men
will be kept busy through the winter
months in an efforf to have the line
completed next year
Tho executive of tho American Fed
eration of Labor has recommended
that there be no denunciation of the
Boy Scout movement in the United
StateB, as efforts are being made to
eliminate features hitherto regarded
Georgia labor unions have proclaim
ed a boycott against the militia on
account of the Augusta strike trou
bles, where three citizons were shot
down in cold blood becauso they crobs
ed a deadline marked out by the militia.
Fifteen members of trade unions af
filiated with the American Federation
of Labor havo boon olected to the
house of representatives. Of these 16
four are raerabors of the house com
mittee on labor.
Justice Lafontainc of Montreal has
decided that the Lomieux act is con
stitutional in tho case of the Mon
treal Street Railway company, which
two years ago resisted seven appoint
ments of a conciliation board, claim
ing that the provincial, not federal au
thorities, had tho jurisdiction.
Joliet, III, Dec. 4. Convicts laugh
ed and applauded like children yes
terday when the first series of mo
tion picture entertainments was giv
en at the state prison by Warden
Murphy. Two comedies and one Al
pine scene were shown.
Only a few of the prisoners ever
had seen a motion picture, many of
the spectators being long term men
who had spent years behind the bars
before the "little theaters" came into
Similar entertainments will be sv
en weekly. Only prisoners with good
records will be permitted to view the
All films "will be censored and none
dealing with, crime will be exhibited.
London, Dec. 4. The Vienna cor
respondent of tho Daily Mall soys:
"In well Informed quarters I find
the impression growing that Bulga
ria holds the leadership of the Bal
kan, league and that Bulgaria, for rea
sons dating before the war, is deeply
Indebted to the Servians. Therefore,
whether the Balkan allies compel tho
I other Balkan states to Bupport Ser
bia, against Austria, or not, Austrian
diplomacy must reckon with Bulga
ria's supporting Servia in the event
"So that one aim of Austiian di
plomacy is to hae Bulgaria held in
check, either by Roumania or possi
bly Turkey, so as to leave tho Aus
trian army freo to deal with one or
porhnps two opponents."
Father And did you see the cow
milked while you were In the coun
try? Willie Yes; it's got spring faucets
that you can't leave running.
Friend Is your plaj up to date?
Author Up to date? Why, the sou
brottc in it uses a vacuum cleaner!
The most popular model
this season has produced
The drop toe, low flat
heel, giving the shoe that
Button or Lace.
Ladies' Shining a
1 Kemova 5ale
. L (SSi Never before has such a largo stock of up-to-date Mill- I
I J inery been placed on sale at such low prices. We must get S
r& i iff i r - tnj's stock regardless of cost before moving into our new &
I " 1 location, I. L. Clark's building, opposite side of street. 2
Srfer I FEW OF THE MONEY-SAVING PRICES:
I (frfK I Children's Hats, values up to $2.00, now 50c, 75c, $1.00 I
II w7 lli h 8 This season's most popular style street Hats, values
ml lllls up to $3.00, now 1.00
W-SP Trimmed Hats $1.00 up
vK $7.50 Willow Plumes, now $4.75 j
.srWL 0-00 billow Plumes, now ; $6.75 I
L Best quality Beavers, black and colors $3.50 1
"v!p- Best quality White Beavers $5.25 1
Stafford Millinery Co
M 6 M
U "There's Safety In Trading Here." 1
I It's just as cheap to give Christmas presents 1
that will be" appreciated as It is to give some I
useless gift that the recipient would be as i
well off without. Oulley's recommendations 1
are sensible, practical, as well as pretty, i
XMi Gifts for Ladies 9
Perfumes in special holiday packages; ex- I
a tra choice stock at 25c to $25.00. Johnston
S and Lowney confectionery in one to five i
H pound fancy boxes. Complete sets or single
toilet articles, m ebony, cocobola and Pari- H
I sian Ivory. Everything for the dresser ta- 1
r ble hair clothes and hat brushes, mirrors,
t puff boxes, etc. Manicure sets, plain, Pari-
t sian Ivory and pearl sets or single pieces. I
Is Scissor sets, work sets, in traveling or home
cases. Parker Fountain Pens, $1.50 to $10.00. E
I Xmas Gifts for Men 1
I Select stock of cigars, in boxes of 12, 25 or
p 50. Meerschaum and Brier pipes from $1.00 9
i to $10.00. .Safety Razors, shaving sets, mir-
f rors, brush and comb, traveling sets, mili- 1
tary brushes, Parker Fountain Pens; gold, I
t: silver or pearl mountings. g
I Our registered clerks will fill your prescrip- I
tions while you do your Christmas shopping, n
Prescription Specialists. Everything in the I
Drug Line. I
U 2479 Wash. Ave., Ogden, Utah.
II LoMIS 1 MAS I
iWhy not choose your presents now while the stocks are k
complete? We will be glad to put anything away you may H
select, to be delivered at Christmas. Let us show you some jy
of the following NOW. Wk
CUT GLASS TABLE LAMPS pi
SILVERWARE SLEDS KI
MANICURE SETS WAGONS H
SHAVING SETS WAUUNb
SMOKING SETS ICE SKATES gfl
CARVING SETS ROLLER SKATES M
And Many Other Things Suitable for Christmas Presents. jj
PEERMNISELY HARDWARE CO. I
2455 Washington Avenue Phone 2J3. H
I1 Utah National Bank j
GDEN, UTAH I
United States Depositary .
. Capital and Surplus, $180,000 I
Gives Its Patrons the Fullest I
I with Safe and Conservative I
1 RALPH E. HOAG, President. I
2 HAROLD J. PEERY, Vice-President 1
ij LOUIS H. PEERY, Vice-President. Bl
f A. V. McINTOSH, Cashier. 1
I FIRST NATIONAL BANK I
I OF OGDEN, UTAH I
5 U. S. DEPOSITARY I
Capital $ 150,000.00 I
Undivided profits and surplus 350,000.00 1 '
t Deposits 3,500,000.00 I
i David Eccles, Pres.; M. S. Browning, Vice-Pres.; G. H. Tribe, 1
I Vice-Pres.; John Watson, Vice-Pres.; John Pingree, Cashier; I
1 Jas. F. 3urton, Asstr. Cashier. 1
HERE'S A NEW
from clear Turkey
Most of the Og
den bakers are us
ing it in preference
to Kansas flour.
Ask your grocer
Utah Milling Co, ,
Phone 1)0. '
Glen Bros. Piano
Auction Sale of
Thursday, Dec. 5, 1912, '
at Corey's Barn
Wo will sell 27 milch cows to
the highest bidder. Those cows
have been carefully selected from 'I
one of the best dairy farms in , j
Nebraska. Elghteon of these cows j
Jerseys, balance Guernseys and ;
Durhams. Twenty of Uie3o cows ;
and heifers are fresh now, and bal
ance to be soon. '
I you are in need of a good i
milch cow don't miss this sale.
For further particulars inquire , -,
A. E. WEATHERBY J
or ROY GRIFFIN j 5
In Ordering Bread i
Just Say 1
OPTIiMO , j
and eat the best
bread ever made
ilfEM CAFE I fll
I 322 Twenty-fif th St. I
1 Special Dinner 25 1 J
n Lunch from 11 a, m. to 4 p. m. I
Dinner from 4 to 8 p. m. 9 I cz
H Lee and Foon,, Managers 5 -3
w , 53
Choicest and latest patterns -in
Dinnerware at prices to suit
all. New arrivals every day i cj
of fancy china. "
E. A. OLSEN j n
2259 Wash. Phone 1100. j -
The Newport Cafe I
JIM, WONG-WE, Managers. J ,.
218 TWENTY-FIFTH STREET. j
Open Day and Night. :xr
Everything Sanitary. Fresh Meats S:
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