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E, .
E introduced in the Sen
Be Steal the Fire Ap
krafas of Zion.
B'ls of federal buxch
K Take Possession of Po
EartmentandAlI Prop
m Belonging Thereto.
Kjintrodueed a lull to confis
Kopertf of Salt Lake City
K'it under tho control of the
KacB, which means tho royal
Btflali. It was ka0Trn ns the
B'Dr iho object of which to
HPfirc andpolicc departments
Kike City under tho control of
BjVBo dominate the politics of
K The senate killed the bill,
K doing, the delectable gang,
K tho federal bunch, had four
Brcid out of tho church Re
jtarty hy the Smoot "Mouth."
Hi also saw to it that three
Erietie, whoso term of office
KVtho last senato, yrcro not
Ko tho legislature again.
Korr Senator Marks with scn
K);.SDr introduces tho measure
Hbfc and, should it pass and
KMjw, the federal bunch will
Ko take control of the two
Kb of the city.. But thoy will
KWwsion. tho constitution
Kfisution of property'. Hero
MTby tho passage of which the
Koch hopes to steal the prop
Kit tho Sill Provides.
Kl. Within thirty flays after
Kg ot and approval of tills act,
j bV appointed In all cities of
Hjk. h board of fire anil polico
HjMrs consisting of three pcr
H&Dtj anil freeholders In sulci
Hjecctlrcly: provided, that no
Hi the city council, nor other of
jld city, slinll be a member of
Tlicrcby provlrlcd. The gover
e slate of Wall, hy and with
He 2nd consent of the senate.
He Mid appointments. The terms
.of said lairds shall ho four
Htlo; from March 1. 1P09. and
years thereafter, and until
HVnoni ar.c appointed and qunll
Hjfcd, however, that tho gover
HWto authority at any time for
Hifflck'iit cause to remove any
Huntxrs. At least one member
art shall, be of a different po
Hlli from the governor nppoint
fcgoremor. In making paid ap
Ht, iball designate one member
llprd who shall act as president.
Htiit of such .board shall receive
mm 52100.00 per annum, and the
I, J1S00.OO per annum, each,
to equal monthly installments
i city treasury.
(Before entering upon the
llelr offlco each member of said
ill take and subscribe to the
rwfd for city officers, which
'filed wit h the city recorder.
D alio furnish a bond In the
IwO.OQ to be approved by the
F. thti faithful performance ' of
i.'of his of lice.
Ylbe bonnJs shall hold such
Ketlngs as they may by rule
ma at .all such regular meet
jratmberfl of said board shall
quorum and be authorized to
.Jl business which may come
board, except as hereinafter
prorlded, that a full board shall
l upon tho trial and dctermlnn
oy charges preferred against
ror member of the flro or po
ints, except as otherwise
fovers Are Delegated,
the powers and duties, ex
tern otherwise provided, hcre
J"rrw upon cities of the first
"- ?' special enactment or
"relating to the flro ami po
acnus are hereby delegated to
m, L5ff r1"1 pollcc eommlsslon
7 created. .
to. l.flre department of each
class 5i,aii consist of the
creator, one chief of de--oat)
or mora assistant chiefs
ir?;i.and a,,ch otno- officers,
.employees as the board shall
-The police department of each
c'"3, shall consist of the
?5ftrca,ed' one chief or dc
iothpr rnrc "P'ns of police
1 1 h)f officers, men and em-
to I?. 9ft d?J'S aft0r tl)C aP-
ai q"a"fltlon of said board,
ihli ?5dn procecd to organize,
wUi2U al,PIL proper per-
rZfZh0 ,allaU ,,ol(1 t,l0l,
otnuT0nhavI,01,-, The chiefs
ih?t0 ?a,(1 1,0,1,(1 for Its
I thr , 2,aniC8 of Proper per-
Si ,hV' created shall
rs mi11 th(;8e departments.
t&2fiKb'rB ancl employees.
Sd t?fcnreH of lhc -('Pec-
"IW? ii.ll10 ,ofn,crs. members
t duUni Rnf. fult,'"y JIf-
i i"'111 Hie laws.
IK0" relntinff thereto
uiio operaton and effect.
HPj. direction of Board.
S USm". dcpart.nents
H'KsuktWn-1 tho lfnvs- "rders,
'i arc ""nilnir their
mm ut nt0 effect. 1 1
TOmLJ '1,al!" '' enforce
Hre, 1o "..;" es, R the board
Mdlnto fnep,.,loUn". or '"amiss
llllr drnC,rv' mo,,,,)cr or cm-
jmSly X'te. 1 ' a,V, hp reinstated.
Hcfdlnc hLLI,c n'-tl0" of the
tevcrm.fr '"ember or cm
Hft?"'1 ativ n,.ti,or "'oJ'ed hy
t" be fl ai of the board
E "Vie vc!(1n '-oncluslve. and
HK1 hav tlio BftF boru'd herebv
HJT K60.1 0f th,. ft0 Rood cause
HKty. i nn .iserv,re will be
XLn "ft .naV havo 1'owor
JB?SX of io attenlan.-e i
M'B-.ttCrs U ,1l ' ,P P0M6H0I1
Lphc'lleiK.ft C,r ,nvCiUlon. 1
Mltdl" coY.ni?1'1 .C lhe ''l
'W an'J couUrt' wiyJS
case of contumacy or refusal on tho par1
of any person to obey a 3Ubpoona issuea
by said board, issuo an order requiring
such person to appear and testify and
produce books and papers.
Sec. 11. The boards herein designated
shall have tho power and authority to
make all necessary rules nnd regulations,
not In conflict with law, looking toward
the better discipline, government and ef
ficiency of the lire and police regulations
of their respective cities. Whenever, in
the opinion of the board, the Interests
of Kood government require a reduction
of thp polico forco or flro force, such re
duction may at any time be ordered by
the board and said board shall designate
which policemen and which firemen shall
bo discharged.
Would Confiscate Property. J
Sec. 12. Immediately upon the organ- I
Izatlon of said hoards, all patrol wagons,
boxes, telephone service of lire or police j
departments, all fire boxes. Ore and po- i
lice "stations, engines, horses, hose carts,
hook nnd ladder trucks and utunslls, city j
Jails, books, papers, nnd other documents
of said cities coming under the provis- i
Ions of this net. and all other things per- !
tnhilng to the flro and police service and j
prison departments of said cities, -shall be- j
turned over to and hereafter be under
tho absolute control and management of
snld fire and police boards: and all hose
or apparatus or belongings of any kind
bereafter appropriated or provided by
said cities shall be under the like con- j
trol and management of snld boards. I
Sec. 13. During the last quarter of the j
calendar year- the said lire and pollee i
board shall present to the city council
of Its respective city a detailed slate- I
ment of tho monoy necessary to defray
expenses of the lire, police and prison j
departments of the city for the succeed- ;
lng year, together with a statement of
the probable expense to be Incurred by
said board: and In the annual approprln- I
tlon ordinance of tho next calendur year i
the city council shall provide for the ap
propriation of sums of money suflklent
to defray the expense Incident to said
departments and to be Incurred by said
board. Provided, however, that tho city
council shall Immediately provide for the
necessary expenses of said departments
from the time of the completion of the
new organization until otherwise provid
ed for In this act.
Board Wants the Earth.
Sec. II. All appropriations made by
the city council lor fine said departments
shall be under the absolute, full and
complete control of the respective
boards, and no moneys shall be paid out
of such appropriations except upon
vouchors rendered by said boards or pay
rolls of the said departments certified
to by the head of such department and
approver! by the president of the- board
of the respective cities.
Sec. 15, The snld fire and police
boards shall, at all times, have full pow
er and authority to select, contract for,
and purchase all necessary machinery,
apparatus, horses, wagons, harness,
equipments and utensils of any kind per
taining to Lhc said lire department of
tho respective cities, and as well, all
necessary equipments, horses, patrol
wagons nnd other equipment pertaining
to said police departments, and they
shall also approve oil selections of sites
for fire, or police stations, and all patrol
and alarm boxes, and may cluinge the
location of all patrol and alarm boxes
and other personal properly from time
to time, ns to them shall seem proper.
Upon the passage of an ordinance by the
city council of tho respective cities, di
recting the purchase of fire or police sta
tion .sites, the board shall have full pow
er and authority to contract for and pur
chase the same and to contract for the
erection of such buildings as may bo
provided for. Tho said board shall like
wise have power to sell and dispose of
any of the utensils or personal property
belonging to said departments of the re
spective cities whenever the same shall
no longer be required in the service, at
the best prices that can be obtained
thcre'for. and the proceeds derived there
from shall be turned Into the city treas
ury and placed to the credit of the fund
belonging to tho department to whlcn
the property so sold belonged.
Terms of Office.
Sec. lf. The terms of nil .officers. -m-plovees
and agents. Including the chiefs
of 'the present lire and police depart
ments in cities of the first class now in
office, shall expire upon the completion
of the new organization herein provided
fOr. and all properly whatsoever now
belonging to said departments shall be
forthwith turned over to the board here
by created.
Sec. 1". The city council of each city,
except cities of tho first class, of lL'.OtlO
and more Inhabitants In this stale Is
herein- authorized to create, support,
maintain and control a police department
and a fire department In their respective
See. IS. The police department of each
city, except cities of the first class, of
12.000 and more Inhabitants of this state
shall consist ot a neao in ueimrnm-ni
and such other officers, men, employees
and agents as the city council of said
cities may by ordinance prescribe.
Sec. 13. The fire department of -each
city, except cities of the first class, of
12.000 and moni, inhabitants of this stale
shall consist of n head of the depart
ment, ami such officers, men. employees
nnd agents as the city council of said
cities umy-.by ordinance prescribe.
But Why Do This?
Sec. 20. The mayor of each city, ex
cept cities of th first class, of l'.'.OOO
and moic Inhabitants of this state shall,
with the advice and consent of the. city
council, appoint such heads of said de
partments, and In like manner fill all
vacancies In the s3me.
See. 21. The city council of each city,
except cities of the first class, of 12.0
and more Inhabitants of this stale. Hhall
have full power to provide by ordinance
the number and grade of officers, men.
employees and agents In .-nch depart
ment nnd their respective, salaries, ami
to Increase or decrease the number of
officers, men. employees and agents In
each department, and at any time
to Increase or decrease the sal
aries to be paid. In case tho city
council shall at any lime decrease the
number of officers, men. employees or
agents of either of said departments, tho
h"nd of such department shall immedi
ately remove such number of officers,
men. employees or agents as arc re
quired to comply therewith.
Sec. 22. All police officers and pollce
mon shall possess the powers conferred
upon eonstnbktf by law: thoy shall exe
cute, and servo all warrants, processes,
commitments and all writs whatsoever
IsHiieil bv the city justice or tho paee.
Sec. The head of each department,
except In cllk-a of tho first class, shall,
by and with the advice nnd consent of
the city council and approval of the
mayor, appoint all subordinate officers,
employees, men or agents In his depart
ment, and in like manner fill all vacan
cies in tho same. Any subordinate of
ficer, employee, man or-agent may at any
time be removed, without cause, and
without charges being preferred nnd
without a. trial, hearing, or opportunity
to be heard, by the head of either de
partment with tho consent of the coun
cil, or by the mayor with the consent of
tho city council whenever In their opin
ion tho good .of the service will bo sub
served thereby, nnd the same shall be
final and conclusive, and shall not bo
reversed or called In question before any
court. Tho city recorder shall forthwith
notify In writing the removed person of
his removal, and It shall not be neces
i snry to stale any cause for such remov-
al. and from the time of such notlfica
! lion, the person so removed shall not In
: any case be entitled to any salary or
I compensation.
Board Is Absolute
Sec, 2i. The heads of the police or fire 1
departments of such cities, except cities j
of the first class, may. at any lime, be
removed without cause, and without ;
charges being preferred, nnd without u
I trial, hearing or opportunity to be heard, '
j by the mayor, with the consent of the j
: city council, whenever in their opinion
1 the good of the service will be subserved
thereby. Tho action of the mayor and j
; of the city council In removing ther head I
1 of cither department shall be final and j
conclusive, and shall not be reviewed or
called In question before any court. The
city recorder shall forthwith notify In
writing the removed head of either of
said departments, of his removal, and it
shall not be necessary to state any cause
for such removal, and from the time of
such notification the person so removed
shall not In any case be entitled to any
salary or compensation.
Sec. 2.". The hnd of each (department,
except In cities of lh" first class, may
al any time suspend any subordinate of
ficer, employee, man or agent employer
therein, when in his judgment the good
of the service demands It. for a period
of time not exceeding fifteen f 15) days,
and during the time of sin h suspension
the jierson or persons so suspended shall
not be entitled to any salary or com
pensation. Sec. 20. The city council, except In
cities of the first class, shall have power
by ordinance to prescribe and define the
qualifications nnd duties of the officers
and employees of said departments.
Sec. 27. Chapter 12. title III. Compiled
Laws of Utah, 1007. and all other nets
and parts of acts in conflict with the
provisions of this act arc hereby re
pealed. Sec. 2S. This act shall lake effect
; upon approval.
There is a movement on foot among
Home of the city's official family with
tho legislalors " to attempt legislation
talcing over from tho board of public
works tho inspection of all public, work
nnd placing it with the city engineer's
office, and to this end, . was said,
Monday, a bill will bo introduced in
the legislature, probably today, In place
t lie public improvements inspection
with the citv engineer.
This in effect, was recommended hy
t ho mayor in his annual message to tho
oily council, submit ted three or four
weeks ago. Opposition to tho inspec
tion bill may load lo an attempt to
abolish the board of public works, it
is told. This will bo the result, of
purely partisan bias, however, and will
not gel very far. it is believed. Tho
proposed change of the inspection from
the board of works to tho city engineer
would place tho entiro responsibility for
public improvements upon the city en
Representative Russell is after the J
gas and electric companies. Monday he j
introduced, a bill which declares that
it shall be unlawful for any person,
company, firm or corporation doing
business in the state or exercising any j
rights under a franchise from the pco- '
plo to charge patrons, or consumers; or
customers, for tho installation of
motors or measuring devices, or to re
quire of patrons, consumers, or cus
tomers:, lo deposit with said company,
firm or corporation any sum or sums
of money for the installation of or for
the use 'of such meter or measuring de
vice, or for any purpose whatsoever in
cident to the service furnished by said
company, firm or corporation, to its
patrons," consumers or customers. Mvery
person, company, firm or corporation
violating this art shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor.
There was much complaint Monday
at the joint conunitlee. who have con
trol of the City and County building,
should permit the walks leading from
the street lo the building to be in
the condition that prevailed Monday.
There liar) been an effort apparently
to remove the snow, but the ap
proaches wore still in a dangerous con
dition. The surface of the walks was
u glare of ice, and it was with dif
ficulty that many were able lo walk
a I; all. .Some one is derelict in their
duty and Hip powers f.iat aro in con
trol should see that tho walks are kept
in condition, so that people can walk
upon them without risk of breaking a
The social at the Odeon Academy
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.
Legislative Calendar
New Bills in the Senate.
S. B. rso. SO, by Marks Providing for
police and llro departments In cities of
this state of 12,000 and more inhabitants;
providing a board of polico and fire com
missioners for cities of the first class, de
fining their powers and duties; provid
ing for control and maintenance of said
board in cities of the first class, and pro
viding powers and duties of said depart
ments In said cities, and for tho mainte
nance and control of said departments,
and repealing chapter 12, title 13, com
piled laws of Utah, 1907, and all other
acts and parts of acts in conflict here
with. Referred to judiciary committee
S. 13. No. 00, by Bennor X. Smith
An act amending section 2919 of the com
piled laws of Utah, 1907, relating to par
tics and to actions or proceedings by or
against joint tenants, or tenants in com
i mon, or Joint tenant against co-tenant.
Referred to judiciary committee.
I S. 13. 2s"o. 91. by Badger An art crc
lallng an annual license tax pnj-ablo by
jail foreign and domestic corporations In
I this stale with certain exceptions; pro
I vldlng for penalties and forfeitures and
I the enforcement thereof, and for the rovo
' cation of charters of domestic corpora
i lions falling to comply with tho provls
i Ions of this act. Referred to private cor-
porallons and insurance committee.
S. H. No. 92. bv Slookcy An act pro
! vldlng for archacloglcal and historical
' exploration and Investigation In connec
I tlon with tho University of Utah, and
! making an appropriation therefor. Rc
i ferred to public Institutions committee.
Bills Passed by the Senate.
S. It. No. 31. by Slookcy An act pro
viding for the punishment of convicts,
serving less than life Imprisonment, who
shall be found guilty of assault upon of
ficers and others. . .
S. R. No. 1". by Benner X. Smith An
act appropriating ?lfi00 for refurnishing
the offices of the governor and secretary
of slate.
S. B. No, !, bv Kuchler An act pro
viding for the appropriation of S3000, to
be paid lo Margaret CMark upon her re
lease of the state from all obligation In
the matter of the death of her husband,
Sevinore 1j. Clark, who was killed while
discharging his duty as a deputy sheriff
of Weber county.
S. "B. No. 19, by I iulanlskl An act pro
viding for the taking of testimony of hus
band and wife lp certain cases.
S. 1! No. 20. bv Benner N. Smith
An art providing for the punishment of
convicts serving life terms In the peni
tentiary, upon conviction of officers or
House Bill Passed by Senate.
H. 13. No. -I I, by Russell An act desig
nating persons who shall be deemed va-
Scnate Petitions.
A petition signed by -1C00 citizens of
Weber county relating to proposed pro
hibition legislation. Referred to manufac
tories and commerce committee.
New Bill3 in House. ;
11 Ti. No. 109. by Archibald Amend
ing sections 1892 and 1S91, compiled laws
of Utah. 1907, relating lo schools in
cities of the first and second class. Re
ferred to committee on education.
11. U. No. 110. bv Smith To amend
section 1212. complied laws or Utah. 1907.
making fornication a felony. Referred to
committee on judiciary.
H. U. No. 111. by Bussell Making It a
misdemeanor to require deposits for the
Installation or use. of motors m- measur
ing devices. Referred to committee on
public utilities.
Ilr 13. No. 112, by committee on mines
and smelting To amend the coal and
hvdrn-carbon mining laws of Utah so that
all coal and hydro-carbon mines will
come within the law; to regulate the
use of explosives, ventilation, lighting,
timbering and safety of employees. Re
ferred to committee on mining and smelt
ing. If. B. No. tin. by Knrdlcy to estab
lish the public service commission and
prescribing Its powers and duties, and
to provide for the regulation and control
of railroads and other public sen-Ice cor
porations, and making an appropriation
therefor. Referred to committee on pub
lic utilities.
71. B. No. Hi. by Nielsen --Repealing
chapter 120. session laws of Utah. 1901.
Referred to committee on judiciary.
II. B No. llfi. by Ashton (by request)
Providing for the security of public fund"
deposited In banks and the payment of
Interest on same. Referred to committee
on public funds.
II. B. No. 11. by Ashton (bv reouest)
Amending chapter 10. compiled laws of
Utah, 1907. relating to surety companies:
providing for payment by officials of
bond premiums-, release of sureties on of
ficial, court anil private bonds: penalty
for procuring bonds In company not au
thorized to do a surety business in Utah,
and providing for reductions In amounts
of fiduciaries' bonds. Referred to com
mittee on Insurance
IT. T5. No. 117, by Rust;ell Amending
sections 080 nnd 2fi. complied lawa of
Utah, 1907. Referred to committee on
TI. b; No. 11S. by Russell To amend
subdivision IS of section oil of tho com
piled laws of Utah, 1907. Referred to
committee on judiciary. .
II. B. No. 119. by Russell To amend
subdivision 52 of section oil of the com- I
piled laws of Utah. 1907. Referred to
comm'ttee on judiciary . i
II. T3. No. 120. by Russell To validate
certain nets of counties of the first class
from the month of .Tunc. 1900. to the
month of February. 1907. Referred to the
co"im'ltee on .iudiclnrv.
IT B No. 121. by Russell To amend
subdivision 10. section ",il. complied laws
of Utah. 1907. Referred to committee on
11? B. No. 122. by Fuller monding
section 1HG9. compiled laws of Utah. 1907,
relating to the levying of taxes for the
establishment and maintenance of a free
public library and gymnasium In citlca
of the third clnHs and In towns, Rc-fe'-red
to eoniPi'1 tee on library.
TI. B. No. 12:: by" Baker Amending
section 2050. complied laws of U'
and fixing the salary of tho clerk of tho
supremo court, the adjutant general and
assistant adjutant general and the state
bank examiner. Referred to committee
on judiciary.
II. B. No. 121, by Baker Amending
nnd re-enacting section 2920, compiled
laws of Utah, 1907, regarding tho read
justment of actions, Referred to com
mittee on judiciary.
71, B. No. 125, by Morris Creating n,
board of commissioners of Indian war
records, prescribing Its duties and com
pensation, and appropriating the sum of
Two of the Several Measures
Are Pushed Through After
Long Debate.
Gang Which Dominated Affairs
Political, in Utah Let Noth
ing Get Away.
The house on Monday took up, con
sidered and passed two of tho several
road bills which have been introduced
by tho house. Tho first one creates a
commission consisting of five, throe of
whom, oS course, would necessarily be
impractical, and while the provisions
of the bill provido that this commission
shall serve without compensation, in the,
general round up it will bo found
that there is something that would
como to the crowd.
There was a prolonged debate over
tho bill. .Representative Archibald
wanted to cut tho commission to three
in number, as t.hc bill meant poli
tics pure and simple. Mr. Thornlcy
was against any political machine run
ning the roads" of tho state or direct
ing control of the road fund.
Mr. Morris held that the treasurer
of state, who was to bo ono of tho
commission, would know nothing about
road building; then the state engineer
had too much to do: to take a member
from the Agricultural college as one
of the commission would leave a class
unprovided for during his absence.
Ho believed that members of the
faculty in both the Agricultural col
lege and the State University should
remain at their posts, and notmix in
matters outside, lie declared that the
way the commission would run things
Mint it would mean a political niacin no,
and s-aid that in his (Washington
coijnty) that t ho matter of roads was
entirely political, and that no one was
given a job on highways unless he
voted the Republican ticket. He be
lieved in having practical nteu in
charge of the roads.
There were a number of others who
participated in the discussion, and
finally the motion of Mr. Archibald to
strike out and make the commission
three instead of five, was put and lost.
The bill was then passed. Morris and
Smith voting in the negative.
The second bill passed established a
system of public roads, and it was
passed with but two dissenting votes,
viz., Morris and Nclsou. Then the
house adjourned.
$i000 for the compensation and expenses
of the "members thereof. Referred to
committee on military affairs.
II. 73. No. 12G. by llugh A. McMillln
To regulate, restrict, control and prohibit
the sale and handling of Intoxicating
liquors and to regulate tho Issuance ot
licenses therefor, to provide for the sub
mission at special elections In tho sev
eral counties of this stnto of lhc, ques
tion whether the sale of Intoxicating li
quors as beverages shall be prohibited
therein; lo provide for tho petitioning
for calling and conducting such elections,
and for the contest of tho result thereof;
to provide for tho registration and qual
ification of voters nt such elections; to
provide for the termlnatln of licenses
for the sale of intoxicating liquors; to
provide for and prescribe tho terms and
conditions upon which Intoxicating li
quors may be sold for certain purposes;
lo define the meaning of the words "In
toxicating liquors;" to create prohibition
districts and define the meaning theceof;
to prohibit the employment of minors lo
sell Intoxicating liquors as beverages; lo
declare the duties of peace ofllrers and
prosecuting attorneys in relation to tho
unlawful sale of Intoxicating liquors; lo
fix penalties for the violation of .this
act and proscribe the procedure in pros
ecutions, and to repeal all acts conflicting
therewith. Referred to the committee on
11. B. No. 127. by Smith Relating lo
schoolhouses In cities of the third class,
Incorporated towns or school districts.
Referred to committee on education.
Bills Passed by House.
II,' B. No. 7. by 'William McMillan
RxtendlnK tho time for complying with
the provisions of title S2, compiled laws
of Utah, 1907. relating to townsltes.
II. B. No. on. hy Ilcnrlo (by request)
Creating a state road commission; de
fining Its duties: also creating a system
of state roads; also creating a slate road
bulldlng fund and providing for its ex
penditure: also repealing chapter t, title
.10. compiled laws of Utah, 1907.
II. B. No, o0, by Ilenrlo (by request)
Establishing a standard system of con
struction of public roads In the state of
Utah and the various counties thereof.
Senate Bills Passed by House.
S. R. No. 10, by Marks Relating to
salaries of certain stato officers. This
fixes the salary of tho secretary of state,
which was Inadvertently omitted two
years ago from salary bill.
Bills Signed by Governor.
S. B. No. 2, by Badger Providing that
February 12, the birthday of Abraham
r Inonlri hfi fleelared a holiday.
Give a Girl
, her choice
0 all the different brands
of chocolates offered to the
public today, and her first
choice, her last choice nnd
her choice at; all times will be
l,he pure, pleasing and popu
lar Sweef'-is
Society ,
Chocolates -
Proposed Measure Which, of
Course. Means a Commis
sion, Is Introduced;
In the house Monday Mr. Morris
introduced a bill which creates a board
of commissioners to bo known as "Com
missioners o Tndian "War Records,"
to consist of tho adjutant-general of
tho state, who shall bo tho chairman
and custodian of the records thereof,
and two mcinbor3 to bo appointed by
the governor. Tho bill roads:
The duties of tho board shall be to
ascertain tho names of tho persons who
wero members of any organization per
forming military duty during any of tho
Indian wars or expeditions against tho
Indians, or who performed the duties of
homo guards as members of any organi
zation doing military duty during the
tlmo of any Tndian war or expedition in
this state, and to ascertain the charac
ter of tho servlco rendered, tho duration
of the same, with what organization, and
the name of tho commanding officer
under whom such service was rendered,
and such other facts relaUng to ouch
service na tho board shall deem perti
nent and proper.
The members of said board to bo ap
pointed by the governor, as aforesaid,
shall have power, by virtue of their of
fice, to administer oaths, take testimony
and subpoena, witnesses.
The adjutant general of the state, chair
man of snld board, shall receive no com
pensation for his services. Tho commis
sioners to bo appointed by the governor,
as aforesaid, shall recelvo the sum of $3
per day for the time actually employed
In tho performance of their duties under
this act. and tho actual expenses paid and
Incurred by them while actually engaged
in tho performance of such duties.
The per diem and expenses of said
board as aforesaid, and tho necessary
clerical and other expenses Incurred by
the adjutant general's office, shall bo al
lowed by tho state board of examiners,
and paid, upon verified vouchers, in tho
mn nner provided by law.
Tho sum of SfiOOO, or as much thereof
as may bo necessary, Is hereby appro
priated out of any moneys In the state
treasury, not otherwlso appropriated, for
the payment of the compensation and ex
penses of said board, as aforesaid.
In the hnuso on Monday there was
presented petitions praying for tho pas
sago of a prohibition law. which peti
tions were said to have signatures ap
pended thereto numbering 30,000. It
was said that tho petitions came from
various cities in the state, but in view
that thev were not read, no one knows,
or will know, where they came from
until the minute clerk enters it up
and has it printed in tho journal. Who
presented these petitions no member of
the houso knows, if a petition is
worth anything, if tho petitioners aro
to bo treated as they believe thev
should be, it certainly is tho duty of
some ono to at, least read tho namo of
the placo where the petition comes
from, together with the total number
of signatures thereon. Tho people arc
certainly entitled to bo heard. The
right of petition is accorded them mi
dor the constitution. Tho legislators
aro their scrvanls. What the master
demands, tho slave usually accords. Why
not read the names of places where
petitions originate?
Tho house excused Mr. Speaker on
Monday afternoon in order that he
might have opportunity to visit his
homo in Logan, whero business of im
portance needed looking after. This
is the first time the speaker, has been
absent from his post during the ses
sion. During the absence of tho speaker
Representative Thompson occupied tho
chair, and he succeeded in so hand
ling tho houso that the regular daily
clash between Representatives Morris
and H. A. McMillin was averted; that
Representative Ashton availed himself
of opportunity to talk without throw
ing any phrases in a foreign tongue:
that Representative Porter was
hold down so that ho did havo to de
clare that his bill regulating tho liquor
traffic was a real prohibition bill, and
that Representative McRao did not take
advantage when tho opportunity pre
sented to declaro himself on tho mat
ter of smelter smoke, speaks volumes
for Mr. Thompson. In wielding the
gavel tho gentleman from Millard is
a success.
Undor a bill introduced in the sen- i
ale Monday, should it. finally roach the
statute books, the dead past is to bo
dug into by tho stato, under tho direc
tion of tho regents of riio university,
for which purpose the bill provides a
fund of $2000. Tho object of the meas
ure, which wns introduced by Senator
Stookov, is to enablo iho stato to loaru
as much as possible, by means of ex
cavations, and other investigation, con
corning the history of thoso departed
races, whose works are all that remain
to tell that they once peopled a por
tion of tho state.
Cure3 Any Cough in Five Hours.
Hero is given the most effective
l cough prescription known to tho medical
world. It is a mild laxative, too, and
this is what a body needs when suffer
ing with cough and cold on tho hiugs
A cough or cold indicates poisons in
the system, causing inflammation and
congestion. Nearly all cough syrups re
lieve, but make the iroublo worse by
their constipating effects. " This pro
scription not only relieves quickly, but
it cures any cough that is curable. Get
one-half ounce fluid wild cherry bark,
one ounce compound essence cardiol and
three ounces syrup white pine com
pound. Mix in a bottle, Tako for acute
cough or bronchitis twenty drops every
half hour for four hours. Then one
half to ono toaspoonful three or four
iimcs daib'. Give children loss accord
ing to age. A few hours' treatment will
cure aud heal tho throat and lungs of
all but consumptives. Cut this out and
givo it to pome friend who may need it
to be saved from an early death by con
sumption, N ..
Tells Committee From Weber- H
County Where He Stands . t H
Upon Liquor Question.
7 I
Believes That Present Laws Lm
Upon tho Statute Books LW
Should Be Enforced. H
Thoro was handed to Senator Knoh
Icr on Monday potitions from tho peo- LL
plo of Wpber county bearing 4600 sig
naturos. These petitions wore pre
sontod to the senator from Wober by
a committcof six, headed by Apostle
D. O. McKay. Other memberB of the
committee wero 0. 0. Richards, presi
dent of Ogdcn stake of Zion; Hiram
Belknap, bishop's counsellor; Parley T.
Wright, I. L. Clark and Rev. McCreary
of tho M. E. church of Ogden. All of
tho committco but one arc officers or
members of tho dominant church.
The committeo called on Senator
Kuchler at his apartments in the Wil
son hotel. Apostlo McKay was the
spokesman and he presented tho pcti
tions and urged the senator to do nil
in liis power to bring about, stato-wido
prohibition. Senator Kuchler, in re- mWm
ply to Apostlo McKay, said:
Kuchler Defines Position,
"My campaign "in Weber county was
mado upon a platform in which no
mention was mado of, or allusion mado WM
to, the liquor traffic in an' way. Dur- WM
ing the campaign there wero coftaiu in- ,
terests in tho party who, in a friendly WM
way. desired to know my attitude re- JwM
garding tho return of Rood Smoot to mwm
the senate. At that timo I said to WM
them that I was favorable to tho ro- WM
turn of Smoot to the senate, so that,
ho might be oxonorated aud proven jH
that he was the choice of the party
and that ifj I was elected I would uso
every effort to secure tho renomination WM
and rc-eloction of Smoot, which I did VwM
nt tho very earliest opportunity. This wl
was the only promise I made, and was
of my own free will and onry to per
sonal friends. mmm
"During tho campaign, " continued
Senator Kuchler, "I was approached U
by Rev. McCreary, soliciting and wi
asking me to support, if elected, lo- Wt
cal option ir Utah. Since then I have M
given the subject a great deal of U
thought, and believing in tho great' Wi
American principal that the majority
of the people should rule, have decided U
that the greatest good for the people Wm
of Utah on this question would be U
derived through local option, oithor by Wt
slate, county, city or district. Now Wt
you come to me requesting me to work Wi
for absolute prohibition for this state or Wa
.nothing. wi
"t am opposed to browcry-ownod WM
saloons or tho licensing of any saloon WM
whoso owner or manager is unable to U
read and write the English language. Wm
Should Enforce Present Laws.
"Now. Apostlo McKay, do you not fl
know that wero you to take these '1(100
people represented by this petition and m
lead them to the office of tho mayor M
and city council of Ogdcn, who havo U
the power to revoke any or every li
cense held by a saloon in Ogdcn. Utah.
bv tomorrow, at this time you could U
cjoso every saloon in operation in our WM
city? Why como here asking mo to Wt
mnlco new laws when you aro counte-
nnncing and supporting men who fail U
in every particular to enforco tho laws. Wt
now upon tho slatuto books?''
Aftor this, brief addresses were made U
by each member of the committee. Wi
strong pleas being made by each and 'WMm
that they were earnest in their plead- mWMt
inizs was demonstrated when Mr.
Wright exclaimed: " Wo are represent-
ing the peoplo in t his light. Jf 3-011 WM
champion our cause now we will not wM
only return you to this sennto, but
will send you to the senato of the mWM
United States."
Conference in tho Opon. L
The conference was in tho open. The LwM
talks wero free and frank. There was
no effort, no attempt at oratory. The-' WM
newspaper meii who were present ex- WM
pressed the opinion at the conclusion WM
of tho conference, that the plea made wM
by Mr. Richards was the strongest
heard by them during this session of- WM
the legislature. It was clean-cut, logical WM
and forceful. Tho committee, when mwm
they left the apartments, thanked
Soiintor Kuchler for tho consideration
given aud the frank talk he delivered.
Under a bill introduced in tho senate
Mondav, by Senator Badger, corpora- mmmM
tions, both' foreign and domestic, aro WM
callod upon to pay an additional tax WM
upon their license and a percentage mMmM
upon their authorized capital stock in WM
excess of $20,000. The bill exempts all M
corporations organized for religious,
educational, benevolent and irrigation WM
purposes Tho tax callod for is $1U.
on the- license of corporations not ex
emptcd. nnd 10 cents upon each thou- WM
sand dollars of its authorized capital WM
stock, in excess of $20,000 up to and WM
including $250,000 and S cents upon WM
each thousand dollars of authorized
capital stock, over $250,000 up to and WM
including $500,000 and 5 cents per
thousand over $500,000 up to and includ
ing $1,000.00. Two cents per thousand
is called for between a capitalization mm
of $1,00,000 and including $10,000,000.
and 1 cent per thousand above thai.
The bill further provides that in WM
cues whero the capital stock issue is
nominal, the selling pj-ieo of lhc stock WM
shall bo taken by tho secretary 01 state
as a basis upon which lo levy his as
scssment. and where the value of the
stock cannot be ascertained, the as-
sessnicnt shall be lovied upon the price jH
as sot forth in tho articles of incur
poratiou. One section provides that m
default of tho payment ot the tax. an
additional $25 shall be added, and tit
tho tax and tho default shall remain ' mMmm
unpaid during the year, then the cov-
poration shall suffer the loss ot its mmmM
title and right lo do business under the
laws of the slate. The governor, how
ever, has the right to reinstate any
such com puny who shall later inako
good all arrears and attendant costs.' jH

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