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III ' Monday, December 10, 1904.
K it is very helpful, you can see, to
W have i memory lhat knows when to
I How can Apostle Penrose be expected
1 to' enjoy his Washington visit, If he is
I iq be compelled to tell the truth7
I ..Apostle Penrose does not see why be
should comply with the amnesty condl-
I nns, as he merely promised to do so.
If 'While distributing holiday gifts, It
ft would not be inappropriate to give a
tt present or two to those who really need
H Probably no polygamist will this time
B feel 'that he can afford to give bis
I wives, as a Christmas present, a new
I 'Ehose who say that Judge Barlch has
I no change for the Senatorship. overlook
I "tho 'important part that luck has
I There Is no objection whatever to re
newed Democratic activity, so long as
it is contlned to exertion at banquet
Members of the Legislature, however,
will not allow any Interference with
their prerogative of going on a free ex
Howevcr, President Smith is noL
making any effort to prove by Miss
Hamlin that he did not ofllcinte at bet
While in Qhio, Judge Barlch found
that it would be absurd to expect that
Sutherland would receive any votes in
Of course, little ones will be some
tljyies naughty, even this week, as they
cannot be every minute thinking of
I Almost anything you see in the stores
would make a very appropriate Christ
mas "gift, and if you don't believe it,
ask the clerks. "
"Apostle Smoot will oppose polygamy
at .some meeting of the apostles when
he very much desires to lose the good
will of his associates.
Nevertheless, quite a number of
church officials no doubt believe that
the most important endowment of the
church is the tithing fund.
If you arc having trouble .trying to
select presents for others, be comforted
by the thought that others arc probably
sufferinc similarly for you.
Papas -who overhear talk about their
Christmas, presents, thus learning what
they are to receive, should be careful
not to show their disappointment.
Artist Evans says that real art tells
the truth, and yet we think some Utah
people have recently shown that there
Is. a real art that avoids the truth.
People are so careless sometimes in
handling books that those temple rec
ords the committee wants may be lost
whllethelr regular custodian Is away.
Apostle John Henry intimates that If
he should find himself to be; a grand
jury he would Indict himself. John
Henry Is quite sure he la not a grand
Owing to the blackness of the out
look "for the Democracy, Judge King
wjll take pleasure at tie Jackson day
banquet In describing it as beautifully
To show that polygamy is not so Im
portant in the church, President Budge
testifies that he Is the most prominent
Mormon In Idaho, though he has only
As Apostle Smoot has agreed to take
him through the political endowment
house, Mr. Sutherland expects to wear
n nice., endowment robe, consisting of a
Perhaps It has been found by the
church authorities that certain temple
records contradict aomo of the wlt-
nesses, and that it would not be right
to send such untrustworthy books to
WHAT THE PLEDGES WERE.
The pledges of the Mormon leaders
upon ,whlch Utah received her State
hood were as follows:
1. The petition for amnesty, which
pledged the faith and honor of the
Mormon leaders and followers alike.
2. The manifesto, forbidding further
plural marriage; the official interpreta
tion thereof, construing the manifesto
to mean abstention from continuance of
plural marriage relations; and the use
of the manifesto under oath to procure
restoration of church property.
3. The restoration of church prop
erty upon conditions made and ac
cepted. 1. The promise . that the church
would not attcrnut to dominate in af
fairs of the State.
5. The State Constitution.
6. The general understanding had
with the entire country that, following
amnesty, party division, restoration of
church property, and Statehood, the
church leaders would no longer antago
nize the sentiment of the United
These were the pledges, as shown by
evidence still In existence.
The Deseret News has had much to
say in recent times about there having
been no pledges; and if there were
pledges, of there having been no viola
Wo challenge the News to dispute, on
the authority of the present president
of the church (the News being the or
gan of the church), that the foregoing
were the pledges upon which Utah
Statehood was obtained.
BIUVE MEN AND TRUE.
It Is one of the blessings for which
we should be thankful every, day that
the men entrusted with the Immediate
;care of ships and railway trains are In
ured to skill and courage.
Seldom, Indeed, Is It that any crew of
a railway train on American land or a
ship In American waters or floating tho
American tlag, can be charged with any
lack of ability or bravery In time of
clanger. Of the millions of passengers
who annually move from one place to
another, scarcely one ever feels a tre
mor of fear. Every one knows that the
engineers and conductors and brakemen
on the railways will do all In their
power to avert accident, and all in
their power In case of accident to pre
vent injury to life and limb of passen
gers; and this is true of voyagers upon
Attention is called anew to the splen
did discipline and the Intrepidity of
American crews by the story told of
the burning of the steamer "Glen Is
land" In Long Island Sound on Satur
day. But fr the coolness and courage
of officers and men. many fatalities
must have occurred.
Following as It does upon the "Gen
eral Slocum" disaster, which Is one of
the very few blot9 on the reputation of
American passenger service, it is a
pleasure to pay a tribute of respect to
mon who discharged their duty toward
humanity as we arc wont to expect of
The wheat shortage In all the world
except Utah is likely to prove a serious
factor in fixing the price of that cereal.
The wheat harvest of France Is esti
mated by the minister of agriculture at
about 200,100.000 bushels, or some G0,
000.000 bushels less than In 1903. With
the exception of 1S9", this year's yield
is lei than that of any year within the
past decade, but Is somewhat amelior
ated by the good quality of the grain.
Still, even with the reserves of the har
vest of 1003, there is not enough for
home consumption. After most elabo
rate and careful calculation Reforme
Economlque concludes that between the
harvest of 1001 and"l905 some 21,120,000
bushels must be Imported. As a gen
eral, rule, when this country Imports,
the price varies little, but the short
harvests in most countries iause some
fear at present. Dryness in the basin
of the Danube and too much rain -in
Roumanla, Bulgaria, and Servia have
caused a. greatly reduced yield, ' while
for different reasons the crop Is defi
cient in England, Canada, tho United
States, and Russia. Those countries
which have failed to raise enough for
their own consumption will pay dearly
for what they need, is the conclusion
arrived at by the French journal.
It la announced that Great Britain la
to fortify Port Simpson, and some of
our aj-my officers conclude that we
should al3o fortify opposite the -British
works. We do ot eee the slightest
necessity for us to do anything of the
kind. If we have nothing there, the
British fortifications won't have any
thing to do, so far as wo are concerned;
and it wouldn't be worth while for us
to fortify there, merely to give a show
of reason for the British forts, it
neither nation should fortify, It would
be Just so much money paved, so far
as they two are concerned; white the
British fleet Is supposed to be able to
ward off all sea attacks upon British
ports In every part of the world.
It will surprise moat people to know
that Tolstoy is opposed to the admin
istration reforms proposed by the Zem
stvo presidents whom- the Gzar called
to SL Petersburg to advise with the
cabinet as "experts." Tolstoy doesn't
believe In political agitation for reform,
but holds that the "real uplifting of a
people socially and governmental!', can
be attained only through the religious
and moral regeneration of all the Indi
viduals constituting that people." Of
course, he Is in a way right; if every
Russian were mentally and religiously
regenerated, there would be no trouble.
But It must be confessed that such re
generation, with a corresponding en
lightenment, would have to' begin at the
top; and the whole officialdom of the
ecplre would have to be saturated be
fore any result worth while would be
TO BEAUTIFY THE CITY.
Wc present on another page this
morning a project by Charles Baldwin.
Esq., for paving and slldewalking the
residence portions of the city. It is, In
brief, that the city deed to the owners
of property fronting tho streets the six
teen feet of ground now taken for side
walks, on condition that the owners will
make, outside of the present side
walks, an eight-foot sidewalk In form
ond of material designated by the city,
and will yave the remainder of the
street which will be left.
That would leave a street eighty-four
feet wide, clear of tho sidewalks. Inas
much as a four-rod street Is usually
considered ample In the residence dis
tricts, where the streets arc not much
thronged; and the sidewalks would be
roomy enough, also, for all demands in
these residence portions of the city,
there would seem to be no objection to
this on the score of width of streets 1
Surely something ought to be done to
get on with the improvement of the
city. The advantages of his plan In
beautifying tho districts to be treated,
In lessening the expense and quantity
of water required for sprinkling, and in
conserving the health of the residents,
are pointed out by Mr. Baldwin. They
are substantial gains for the public,
while tho land surrendered by the city
to the lafid-owners Is sufficiently valu
able to pay for the Improvements re
quired In return for the gift.
We should like to see the proposition
discussed on Its merits and a consensus
of opinion arrived at with regard to it.
It is true, also, that there may be some
other plan that might look equally
promising; but certainly something
ought to be done. Mr. Baldwin's propo
sition seems to us to be both practica
ble and desirable. It leaves plenty of
space for the public streets and side
walks and the properly owners could
rffford to make the improvements in
return lor the ground ceded. What does
the yublic think about it?
' ' IT FITS.
The Deseret News, In making some
editorial remarks concerning a certain
world-wide social movement, utters
sentiments so fittingly descriptive of
Itself, that they are here reproduced as
a self-confession of the News's big
otry: The trouble with some who have Un
dertaken .social reform Is. that they. con
sider - themselves' Infallible, and above
criticism. All who are unable to see na.
they profess to seo, are branded as' dis
honest. All theories of Rovernment, but
theirs, are from the evil one, In their
view, and till who cannot talk ns they
do, aro- IcnoranU Lot us remind such
visionaries, that they aro unlit for tho
position of torehboarers In the eternal
procession of progress. Respect for the
views of others and toleration, arc In
dispensable. Without theso nobody can
bo useful, In the Service of reform.
Canada is making a strong push with j
a new dredge In trade; the acquisition
of branches of American houses, and
the shipment on preferential' term's,
from those, -of goods to foreign coun
tries. Thus, U. S. Vice-Consul Gor
man at Montreal reports that American
firms with branches In Canada, or when
I they can buy as cheaply In Canada as
In the United States, are commencing
to fill their South African orders from
Canadian ports. This practice Is ren
dered profitable by the tariff preference
which Canada has in South African en
tries. And It is being pushed for other
British colonies as well; all of which Is
most Interesting to' American manufacturers.
The most recent advices from Wyom
ing Indicate that the Chicago & North
western Intends next year to extend its
track from Casper to Lander. This
will certainly be a good move, for
Lander at the recent election for the
location of the State capital showed an
enterprise and dash that must have
made a deep and favorable Impression
upon the whole State. We are "glad to
note this prospective extension as In
the right direction and as certain to
hold up and extend and enlarge the
.influence of the mountain country.
Col. Holmes's plea for the water
bonds, printed In The Tribune this
morning, will be received with favor by
the public. The respected president of
the Commercial club Is an authority on
the water question here, having given
much time, investigation and money to
acquire all available Information on the
subject. His words are words of weight
and must necessarily have an important
Influence on the determination of the
voters with regard to the question now
before the taxpayers for their approval.
The most surprising thing In Mr.
I Nicholson's testimony Is his declaration
' that he wouldn't take certain of the
temple records to "Stfnshinglon, even If
President Joseph F. Smith told him to
do so. It Is a situation that on many
accounts we would llko to see tested,
TJut at the end of the test, Mr.- Nichol
son wouid produce the books. There
Is no mistake about that.
President James J. HJ11, of the Great
Northern and the Northern Pacific, ob
jects to President Roosevelt's recom
mendation that some definite power be
given to the Inter-state Commerce
Commission to enforce Its rulings with
respect to railroad rates. He cites in
support of his argument in opposition,
that his roads havo expanded their
trackage tremendously, and have made
great reductions In tho average rates
op freights. But, gratifying as all that
la, it misses the point. The Commis
sion is not in the least objecting to the
increase of railroad mileage nor yet to
the decrease of freight rates. What It
concerns itself about Is tho. unfair dis
criminations In rates between different
classes of goods, and between different
towns, and secret rebates. Unless
President Hill can show that those dis
criminations, which often work' mate
rial hardships, are necessary to railroad
expansion and to the average reduc
tions which he shows, his argument dots
not apply to the President's proposition.
VIOLATION OF A TREATY,
The United Slates- Government, in
dealing with the predominant influence
In Utah, almost elevated the ' negotia
tions to the dignity of treaty-making
with a foreign state.
It was, In many osacntlal respects, as
If tills country had been admitting Mex
ico into the Union, subject to our Con
stitution and our laws, with tho con
stitutions and the laws of the recently
added States made to conform to ours;
and as If the men who represented the
dominant sentiment ' of' Mexico had
pledged themselves to conform to our
conditions and to eliminate such anti
American features of their social life
as were Inconsistent with our civiliza
tion. In the particular case of Utah the
presidency of the Mormon church rep
resented one of the great signatory
powers. They acceded to, and under
their counsel their followers acceded to,
the demands of the United States. Utah
received the glory of her Statehood;
and the country received a strong, pro
gressive people Into full citizenship, ter
minating, by the act of admission, a
long and annoying controversy which
had vexed the Nation during forty
What would be tho view of the Gov
ernment and the people of the United
States if, under the circumstances
named, and after admission, a country
like Mexico had returned, by the prac
tice and the connivance of the chief
men of its states, to. forbidden and alien
Our Congress and our people would
have said: "This is treason!" And we
would have designated all the authori
tative individuals who had been In
volved In the defection as having been
guilty of treason to our Government.
It Is not an inapposite comparison;
and the. Government and the people of
the United States have a right to feel
that the authorities in Utah, with whom
the Government treated and whose
pledges were accepted for the whole
people, arc guilty of treason moral
treason, at least toward the Govern
ment of tho United States, in restoring
those' social conditions which they had
solemnly agreed to abandon In case
Statehood should be granted to them.
Of this authoritative and governing
class. Reed Smoot is one. And If it
be true that a restoration of, and a
connivance In, the Inhibited practices
which the Nation compelled the people
of Utah to discard is a moral treason
against the Institutions of this country,
then Reed Smoot, as an apostle of the
Mormon church, is a party to that mor
We have no means of knowing what
view thp Senators entertain on this
subject, buf to The Tribune it seems
that the whole case against Reed Smoot
Is Involved in the point herein established.
Gov.-elect Cutler may be a little late
in sending out his Christmas presents,
but he will find many would-be recipi
ents reasonable enough to wait a week
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ra 213 Stnto St., Salt Lako City
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THREE. NIGHTS BEGINNING
TOiNiG J1T !
Special matinee Tuesday at 3 and malU
neo Wednesday at 3. ...
Stetson's Original Double Spectacular
"Uncls Tom's Cabin Co."
The Barnum of them all.
Watch for the big parade.
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Dental Specials S I
From now until Dec. 20 all den- I
tal work at reduced prices. P
Dr. West, Dentist
261 Main Sign of "DIdn't-Hurt- 1
Jf Eiderdown and Turkish Terry Cloth In new colorings Double faced, all-wool materials, handsom r,B
and Patterns from $5.7G up to $35.00. . . cut to fit, priced from So.00 to ;20.Q0.
in Fancy Lawn, Madras Cloths Outing Flannels, Sa- Scn A J
STneV SuftToli?0 9 S'lk" " "nen Haml'wored iSiSJSl& jM
?7.25 per Suit to ?lo.00. - An aU pur(J 1ne HemalUched HandworkB
1 kerchief for 45c. ?2.70 per half dozen
Mnht SMirds ' .MjaJSSsi
&) Beautiful Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs
In Plain and trimmed Muslins, Outing Flannel, French .and patterns!, at 69c each. All silk UandkerchSB
Flannel, and Solid Color Sateens and all Silk from 75c to T0 1'bU-
515.00, all sizes. " fl
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Nslkwaip . A al, wool Gnrmoul. IB lwo shadM o, J
A beautiful array of neck scarfs. In the latest up-to-date 5cr suit, we are soiling at Jl-25 the garment.
patterns and colorings. An aU ''eece fftari"n ' re&U,ar price )UtV
The wide four-in-hand at 25c. EOc, 75c, $1.00 and $1.25. we havo priced at 50c the garment V
Heavy Silk English Squares and Imperial Ascots at $1.25 ' A heavy Derby Ribbed garment, tleeced, rM
to $3 50 -; warm, that always sells for ?U5 suit, we
A good durable cotton Hose in Black and Tan, for two An elegant line of soft, pleated and s'Jff kJB
for a qua'ptcr. CUffS attached or detached, in Percales, MadmS
Good all-wool Hose In Natural and Oxford Gray and Oxfords, ranging in price from $1.25 to J3M
Black for 23c. -JjB
The newest patterns In Fancy Hosiery, In Cotton, -Wool ' fl
and French Lisle, ranged in price from 25c to $1,50. cJ(BlilF' H
CrrnTvonJlvr. A suitable gift to a gentleman Is a Fob. Surf afl
M! Pair of Link Cuff Buttons, of which we hajfjj
u 1 - sortment of the latest Ideas, priced from -am. J
Fancy Silk Suspenders, with Sterling Silver and Gun We have a full line of Mufflers, DrtM ?9
Metal Buckles, packed in handsome boxes at from $1.00 Gloves, Canes and Umbrellas Everything rcirfX
to $3.00. " down low. See our display. The suggestions t9
Best suspenders from 20c to $1.00; very clastic and ser- your buying easy. Any article reserved fcr fm
viceable. Xmas. " M
14-karat filled watch fobs for $1.50. Cases In different woods, 75c up to
Link cuff buttons 25c up to $1.50. 53.50.
c... ,,, f, rn i t1 rn Terry cloth bath robes, $5.75 up to $12.
Scarf pins Xrom 50c up to $1.50. G, a , aaaorment up t0
Silk mufilers, $1 up to $2.75. $2.25.
Solid gold mounted umbrellas, $7.50 Silk handkerchiefs from EOc to $1.50,
to $L2 large size.
Pajamas from $1.25 up to $3.50 per Ha"d worked initial handkerchiefs,
suit. 3 for 51.00.
. , , ., - " Fancy hosiery from 25c up to 75c.
Wide four-in-hand ties from 7c to lf. s;inIt'nl handkerchiefs. 3 for 50c.
Fancy silk suspenders, $1 to $2.50.
Smoking Jackets, new patterns, $5 to Pure linen H. S. Initial handkerchiefs,
510- EOc, $2.75 per half dozen.
A good line of men's hand bags at Umbrellas from $1.50 up to $6
half price. English squares, heavy silk, from
Full dress protectors from $1 50 to $3. $1.25 to $2,50.
In order to help Santa Claua along, ft
Many bargains in nearly new pianos c
that have been rented. It will bo a
pleasure to show you our goods and B
help vou make your selection.
Vansant & Chamberlain 'j
51 and 53 Main SL i
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FJR.5T TIME. HERE.
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S U L U ASTERPIECE
Music by Alfred Wathall.
Prices Cue to J1.50. Matlnco 23c to $1,00.
Sale oDcna Tupaday,
A SPLENDID SH0W1S5
In Real Alligator, Tanora
Kid, Patent Coltskin, Tia 0
Seal Skin. All hand avti, u
with chamois to toe, )
Prices range from 7Sc to Hit
A great assortment at j
Children's toque?, to keiptM
warm. 35c to $1 0; i
Boys' and girls' sweats:;'!
$1.35. $1.50 and $1.95.
Reduction In two spkcil!
Rpdur-tlon In flannel waLil
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j Store, PRiefi
Bj You profit if you buy Xouj
. . I from us. All the suits end or
' j in our store have been reduwi
tMwfwjwffTTrt.ih wiatmmataaa naif? some third, some quarts:.
House Coats, Neckwear, Mu fillers, Hats, Shirts, etc, ekf
pTices. Aftor a most successful fall business, we are able U
our patrons Xmas goods at deeply cut prices. Now is the to"
ONE-PKICE, 45-47 MAIN.
Tan Undressed Kid K
j Black Kid Everett 'ft
I Black Seal Opera ; '.Si
Tan Kid Everett 9i
Black Columbia 31
Other kinds and styles, S5c to '"lillM
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