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I Friday, February 17, 1905.
Looking over the House, Mr. Marks
can see others to whom his name might
Those desiring street enr legislation
can get It by simply Inducing President
Smith to favor It.
tepre3entatlve Tolton may hear some
of the patients at Provo today talking
good Democratic doctrine.
Senator Walton likes Democrats so
I well that ho does not want to subject
them to the temptations of office.
It appears that the State Land Board
Is perfectly willing to do the right thing
If some one" will only Insist on It.
Senator Mitchell has lost faith In the
veracity o his law partner, since the
latter has refused to falsify any morei
Provo should take an interest in its
visitors today, If for no other reason
than that they are Brother Smoot's
Perhaps the House members feel that
they should visit the asylum because
the patients do not have much to amuse
"Will House members, while among the
patients at the asylum today, wear
badges so that they may be readily dis
tinguished? Mr. Joseph proposes to get revenge
, for the treatment given him by Port
land people, by heaping coals of fire
on their heads.
Dealers In valentines are among those
whose good taste Is offended by the
comic ones, as there Is more profit In
the pretty ones.
I Members will view with interest the
woollen mills at Provo, where Senator
Smoot and Gov. Cctler learned how
to deliver. the goods.
Being In the minority, the three
Democratic Senators admit that there
should be some Republicans on the
State Land Board.
Is it possible that the boodlumrj have
decided that there Is no fun In commit
ting depredations If the police refuse to
be troubled by thera?
It is expected that the House will
inspect the Insane asylum thoroughly
enough to ascertain whether the food
served there is all right.
In remaining at work today, instead
of going to- the asylum, the Senate
wishes to show that one branch of the
Legislature is entirely sane.
While some physicians testify that
smelter smoke is not Injurious to health,
they are not quite ready to say that it
is beneficial to sjck people.
Mr. "Wilson finds that tho oratory of
the present House Is much inferior to
that heard in the last one, as he has not
talked so much at this session.
"Wholesale dealers In butter have be
come convinced that it is right to put
. sixteen ounces of butter in a pound, if
they are paid extra for doing so.
Our Legislature will probably not go
to Southern California, and .so that
section can keep on congratulating itself
over the completion of the San Pedro.
Senator Smoot admits that Utah
should have another land-office, but at
the same time he realises that it is
more- important that he should have his
Is the United States Senate now so
sure that it Is right in its conillct with
the President over the arbitration
treaties, when Mr. Eryan has endorsed
Undoubtedly, the polyganilsts of New
Mexico will heartily endorse the state
ment of the Attorney-General of that
Territory that thero Is no polygamy
Only the man who comprehends the
aspirations of the human soul In its
sublimest moments could write as Gen
eral Lew "Wallace has written to com
fort and sustain his follow men. The
great soldier, the great author and tho
grea't diplomat, who now lies dead In
his old homo in Indiana, had seen his
fellow men in all tho fields of their ac
tivity; he had studied them in their
churches: ho had pondered upon them
in his study.
This man achieved In his way the
summit of human greatness; for he
hud learned what was the most exalted
requirement of humanity, and he had
learned how to satisfy It. In some of
the wondrous literature which came
from him there are lesosno so bcnlc
nant, so uplifting, that no one can read
without being made better.
As a captain of men in trrcat war
times he led fearlessly; ns a represen
tative of . his Government he carried
himself In the simple dress of an Amer
ican with a dignity which equalled and
even outshone that of the biasing
magnificence of courts; as a
mere human creature, breathing
out his last, he uttered a sen
timent which will thrill the Chris
tian heart. But even above these la
the glory of the author, who has an
swered the cry of the human heart for
higher things one who has made his
fellow men think higher things and do ,
higher things, one 'who hag made the
faint ideal of Christ the God Into the
real Brother and Helper on the upward
WORSE THAN USELESS.
The unhappy attitude In which Sena-'
tor Smoot is placed Is accentuated from
time to time by his own action or lack
of action; and people arc beginning to
wonder if he deliberately Injures the
State In matters of relatively small im
portance, in addition to having Involved
Utah in a conflict with the general sen
timent' of the people of the United
States. - -
The Tribuno does not desire to be
hyperorltical'toward tho junior Senator.
He has many difficulties to contend
with; ho is surrounded in large degree
by men who have no sympathy with his
strange commingling of loyalties; and
therefore the public must judge him In
his official conduct with due gentleness.
BUt even with this mitigation, there
are some things In his procedure, out
side of his own case, which are so re
markable as that they are only ac
countable upon the ground of an utter
lack of capacity' for the duties of Sen
ator, or an utter disregard of anything
but his own case, or an utter demoral
ization of mind, due to the warfare up
on him, so that he is unable to judge
correctly of other things.
It is not so very long since the Indian
war veterans of Utah lost their pen
sion bill In the Senate, purely because
of the showing1 In the Smoot lnvestlga
' tlon. Senator Smoot was advised of tho
danger by prominent Senators. It cer
tainly was In his power to go to every
one of importance concerned to ad
dress the committee, and even to . ad
dress the Senate; and in eloquent and
manly words relieve the old Indian
fighters of responsibility for the show
ing made in his case; to ask that any
punishment intended for him should be
inflicted on him alone; and to demand
recognition of the services of these de
voted men while yet they arc alive to
enjoy that recognition. He failed to
meet the requirement of the occasion.
He made no answer and practically no
effort; and the Indian war' veterans of
Utah are without their legal-'penslon
In another matter he has 'acted as no
other Senator on the floor would' have
acted. A question arose concerning his
colleaguo and his colleague's vote. Sen
ator Smoot sat within hearing distance
and knew that his colleague voted aye.
While the senior Senator from this
State was seeking to obtain his right
to have the mlsapprehcn3lon corrected
and his vote recorded as he gave It;
Apostle Smoot sat In sullen silence
without protesting In behalf of his col
league's right. In the-relation of per
sonal courtesy concerning vote, every
Senator holds himself to be tho friend
of his colleague. Even if they are
barely on speaking terms outside of
tho Senate chamber; even If there is
deadly political feud between them;
even if one of them has made (as
Senator Smoot has made) a determined,
unrelenting effort to drive hSs colleague
from his seat; In this matter of cour
tesy between gentlemen any other Sen
ator than Reed Smoot would have pro
tected his colleague from any misunder
standing of that colleague's vote in tho
In the Arizona .Strip matter, although
It has been one of the great desires of
Utah to possess that tract, he does not
appear to have taken enough Interest
in the matter to discover whether Sen
ator Bacon of Georgia had beaten the
Kearns amendment or not; and it was
only due to the superlative care exer
cised by our senior Senator that this
Important provision, ceding territory to
Utah, was made a part of the bill as it
left the Senate.
Utah's rights were Involved and the
Mormon people, directly and Indirectly,
were attacked In the recent debate, and
Senator Smoot sat through It all as
dumb as a tomb.
An additional land office Is wanted for
Utah, and once more Senator Smoot ap
pears upon the scene to help? Appar
ently not; but mainly to so Interpose
that Utah is In danger of losing that ad
ditional land office.
The most outspoken opponents of
Apdstle Smool's candidacy expected
better than this from him. They thought
that his election would arouse a whirl
wind of storm In the United States; but
they did not think thut nt any point he
would fall In either loyalty or courage
for the State nnd for his people.
As It Is: either Apostle Smoot does not
appear at all; or he appears to Utah's
Once more The Tribune asks, what
possible good has come to Utah through
the election of Apostle Smoot? Only
trouble piled on trouble. He himself
Is of no active service to the State; and
his presence there is a, provocation to
war in general and war In particular
against Utah and her claims.
THE RUSSIAN RECRIMINATIONS.
It is pitiful to read the bitter recrim
inations of the Russian ofilccrs. It Id a
sad commentary upon the workings of
a unified autocracy to see the army
and the navy indulge In such con
temptuous estimates of each other. It
is amazing to sec with what sudden
ness the, heroic figure of General Stocs
sel as a tenacious fighter, the admir
able, grim defender of Port Arthur, has
collapsed, if we would hear to the criti
cisms hurled at him. It Is all a con
temptible commentary on a situation
that was bad enough from the Russian
standpoint, without this evidence of
wcaknosa These returning Russian
officers Irresistibly remind one of a lot
of mean-spirited schoolboys sensible of
the Impending rod of the master, and
'each anxious to exculpate' himself at
the expense of his fellows.
No more complete exposure of the
miserable conditions In Russia is possi
ble than is carried In this wretched
scramble of the Russian officers cap
tured at Port Arthur, and now on their
way homo under parole, to place the
blame for the surrender of that posi
tion upon somo one else. Even Stoes
sel, the hero of the defense, heaps op
probrium on the navy, and insists
that it should bo held responsible for
the failure of his efforts. It would
seem that ho might well have shown
sufficient reticence and dignity to with
hold his word until he was confronted
with the court martial which it has
been announced Is ready to consider his
acts. But no; all are alike garrulous
and Inconsequential, every one appar
ently eager to get in his word of con
demnation of the- other.
It Is a pitiful exhibition. But after
all, there Is some Justification for it.
The Czar, before whom all these timo
rous, envious and slnvlsh souls must
appear, Is such a weak, vacillating
character that no man knows how he
would view any case presented; he
would not necessarily, or even proba
bly, consider it on Its merits, or from
any manly point of view, but from
some petty, puerile sidelight, which
would disconcert any frank' manliness.
The personal weakness of tho ruler
who Is so powerful Is the distressing
feature of the situation, not onlyas ap
plied to these officers, but as applied
to the whole range of Russian activi
ties, energies, and the discordances
which he himself unwittingly aug
ments. Nowhere else on the face of tho
earth not even In China, for there the
Emperor himself is under restraint and
guidance Is any such wide-reaching
power held by such nerveless hands as
in the case of the Russian Czar.
It is this which takes the .soul and
virility out of men, and makes them
puling, driveling Imbeciles. It Is this
which crcatest division and disaster. It
Is this that makes one set of servants
turn against another set, and In their
strife aid the common foe. It is this
that steeps the Russian public service
with corruption, for nothing Is more
natural than that ofilcero of uncertain
tenure, named by favoritism and in the
midst of a self-seeking that alone
stands for the ideal of public duty,
should lay hands on tho passing rouble,
and take care of themselves first, last,
and all the time, caring little or noth
ing for the public Interest, but anxious
only in their own Interest to escape re
sponsibility for bad military or naval
service or for maladministration In
THE NEWS WANDtRS.
The Deseret News finds out for Itself,
or think-s It does, that an "anti-Mormon
organ Is endeavoring to prove by Web
ster's dictionary that the church is
ruled by a hlcrarch."
Inasmuch as The Tribune has dis
cussed this question recently, with quo
tations from Webster, It Is not an un
fair assumption that the News means
The Tribune, when it speaks of an "anti-Mormon
How far away from the fact the
News can getl Not one of the three
definitions of "hierarchy" given by
Webster was the reliance of The Trib
une in its claim that the Mormon
church Is ruled by such a body.
In the article In which discussion was
had upon this subject. The Trlbuno
quoted the Deseret News and thanked
the News for giving to us definition No.
i, which makes "hierarchy" a synonym
for "despotism" and "hlcrarch" a "des
pot," The linguistic debate on this mat
ter is of no importance, however, com
pared with the charge made in these
columns that the ruler of the church
call him hlcrarch or prophet, call him
despot or revelator had actually played
the part of tyrant In a well authenti
cated case which was cited by The
Tribune for the News to answer.
Again The Tribune renews the charge
that because they were engaged in a
business which competed with his In
tercuts, the present ruler threatened to
crush two honest, high-minded citizens
of Utah, and members and former tltho
paycrs of the church.
The News cannot evade this charge
by wandering off Into remote fields ot
ecclesiastical history, nor by quotations
from "the last edition of the Doctrine
The presont ruler of the church lo a
"hierarch," and for the definition of
that word we accept the synonym given
by the Deseret News itself, namely:
WHY BLAME JUDGE TAYLE R7
It Is easy for the Deseret News arid
Its sympathizers to find fault with the
closing address of Judge Taylor in the
Smoot case at Washington, because of
his alleged contemptuous reference to
revelation from on hlch.
We are sure that Judge Taylor feels
no disrespect toward the Almighty, nor
is the Judge lacking in recognition of
the right of the All Father to direct Ilia
children. But at the present time It IS
not desirable to enter Into any lengthy
discussion of his argument In these
Tho .Tribune merely passes to one
point which Is made atartllngly clear
by tho references made In tho Deseret
News to Judge Tayler In connection
with this subject; and we point to this
sharp distinction; Judge Taylor was not
a self-professed living oracle of God,
with exclusive or special power from
on High to speak the Almighty's will to
mankind. But Apostle Reed Smoot,
President Joseph F. Smith, and others
who appeared as witnesses, had ample
opportunity from tle stand, as Reed
Smopt has had ample opportunity on
tho floor of the Senate, to declare their
mission these claim to have divine
authority vested In them, upon which
they do not permit anyone In Utah to
Impinge without their resentment.
Why did not some of these prophets,
seers and revelators bear' their testi
mony to the great truths, and let the
Nation understand all about, tho man
ner In which revelation was conferred?
Why did not tho prophets prophesy?
Why did not the seers sec tho things
that were, oncoming? They were as
dumb on this question as Longfellow'a
driven cattle. They bore no testimony
of their alleged mission. . They uttered
none of tho prophecies with which they
claim God has endowed them ns
oracles. So far'as their testimony Is
concerned, they leave the question in
such a way as that after reading their
evidence the world has expressed a gen
eral contempt for the whole "unintelli
gent, uninspired mess of rubbish."
Why this belated sensltlveneyrs con
cerning reverence for tho All Father;
and why should Judge Taylor bo made
the subject of criticism by the organ of
men -who pretending to hold God s
power left, so far as they were con
cerned, His name and Ills revelation
,an irreverent and hideous satire before
all the world, when they had the oppor
tunity, if they were His oracles, to bear
a testimonyjvvhlch -would have lived
as hath lived th'q word of Isaiah.
Poor prophets, who did not prophesy;
reluctant revelators, who did not re
veal! Thplr organ now takes refuge In
criticising Judge Tayler, who never
made any- pretensions to these wonder
ful gifts'. , ;
- LET LIGHT IN ON TRUSTS.
If there were any expectation on the
part of the great trusts of the country
that they were to receive any special
consideration at the hands of President
Roosevelt, rather than at the hands of
Hon. Alton Brooks Parker (In case the
latter should have been elected), It must
by this time have vanished Into thin
The President goes after this trust
matter In his usual plain and blunt
way. He has ordered Investigation,
through the proper department, of tho
oil question; and it is probable that
the wide range of the Inquiry will com
pass a fair and thorough showing of the
Standard Oil matter.
The public arc not prepared to believe
that all business organizations, -which
are sometimes called trusts, are bad In
their practice and effect; nor are they
prepared to accept the extreme opposite
doctrine that all business combinations
are good. The President seems to ap
prehend that somo organizations,
whether called trusts or not, are good
and that some are bad; and that the
question cannot receive Just treatment
until it can have Intelligent treatment
and tho latter can only come from the
most comprehensive Investigation.
The public knows .something of the
possibilities of tho bad trusts, because
these have been exploited by political
speakers and interested writers; and in
general thero exists a perfectly natural
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where they sell this watered stock to
the public; where they cut down the
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