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I 6 THE SALT LAKE TBIBTOE, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1910. .
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Sunday, March 6, 1910.
"Tho days of visitation arc conic,
tho days of recompense arc come; Israel
shall know it: U10 prophet is n fool,
the spiritual man is mad, for the mul
titude of thino iniquity, and the great
hatred." Hosea x., 7.
More war talk, but only against tho
housefly.
Father already sees that Easter bou
fl net looming up in the distance.
Nevertheless, it will bo wise'io slay
with tlio flanucls :i few days longer.
H . ;r",
Is thorc no possible means of peace
H fully settling that. Philadelphia strike'
1
Representative Macon may be no
Alissouriau, but he insists that ha be
H shown by Mr. Peary.
And sometimes it looks as if Mr.
Pincbot is going to be unablo to finish
that which ho commenced.
Upon being held down to actual facts,
Mr. Pinchot linds that lie has fewer
of them than lio prefendodi
General Estrada has stopped the pay
1 of his officers; which surely ought to
end that Nicaraguau war at once. .
It is to bo hoped that when the new
line of tho Salt Lnlco route is put
j through the Meadow Valley Wash, it
will bo left high and dry.
HI What (he boxing match enthusiasts
want, to know is whether or not' the
promoters expect to get the earth in
return for I ho big contest.
(
H j If it is tho i-oinoL that is responsible
H j for all these floods and other disasters,
H everybody will be glnd if, when it dc-
H j parts, it shall nevor como back.
HI j Caruso, the famous tenor, is threat'
H encd by tho "black hand" gang. It is
H a pity tliat the demons are not where
devils are usually supposed to be.
H And wiiy should not Mr. Peary make
H public the proofs of his claim to-liav-
H ing discovered the north pole if he ex-
pects tho public to pay him honor for
his work? '
I
H A Utah artist has painted a portrait
H of Joseph Smith, tho first Mormon
H "prophet": but those who knew llio
H man in life say that it is altogether too
handsome. '
Reed Snioot . is charged with being
inconsistent in his attitude toward the
HI postal savings bank measure, but it is
H easy for him to retort, "What the
hell do I carol"
H Apostle-Senator Snioot should be re-
quested to come to tho April conference
! of tho Mormon church and demonstrate
H to his followers how musically h0 can
L "say "What the hell do 1 card?"
Secretary Knox is expected by flic
natives to 'intervene in the Nicaraguau
affair; but somo recent experiences of
I tho Secretary doubtless cause him to
feci some hesitation about doing it.
Jack Johnson, colored pugilist, blames
a black opal for sonic of his bad luck;
i ' but Mr. .TcfTries is prepared to say that
HI , ' Johnson's final downfall will be the rc-
suit of a few wallops from the Jeffries
right and left.
H Twenty Republican editors of Illinois
H have indorsed Uncle Joe Cannon and
his jtoiicies and asked him to again
be a candidate for Congress. But that
may be simply a movement to placo
the Speaker in a position lo suffer
humiliating defeat.
"NEW" ON THE CRUCIFIXION.
We see that Mr. Edwin H. James is
reported lo have made a highly im
portant discovery with respect to the
crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is no
less si thing than that tho whole matter
was a Roman plot, that the Jowish
priesthood wero Roman knights ap
pointed to their positions by Pilate, and
that the condemnation to death was un
der Roman law. All this on the alleged
authority of Dion Cassias, "a Roman
historian .who wroto in Greek," and
whoso works have never been translat
ed into I'hiirlish.
' Now, it is quite true that Dion Cas
sias (Co'cccianus) wrote his Annals of
Rome a gossipy, pungent mass of tilth
and superstition, with some rare stories
and records, in Greek. Hut even so, his
works, so far as they have been pre
served, have for centuries boon open lo
scholars. Gi bison made free uso of
them in his' great history, tho " Decline
and Fall of the Roman Empire." a con
densed translation into Knglish appeared
over two" hundred yrars ago, and as full
a translation as is possible has in mod
ern times been made into Huglisb, and
any ono can get it who so desires.
ilis writings comprised eighty
" hooks. ' Of those the. first thirty-live
arc lost. Tho next twenty-four arc
preserved substantially intact. Tho oth
ers arc in more or less fragmentary
form. But in no part of them is there
any warrant for the deductions made by
Mr. James. And even if Dion Cassias
had so. stated, ho would have been alto
gether wrong, as he was about so many
other things that he wrote. He gravely
reported as facts, sinns and portents the
jnost absurd, as that statues changed
their positions, sculpture its facial ex
pression, and other wonders and warn
ings that ho claims appeared In give no
tice lo tho Romans of great ovents im
pending. Tho Scripture record is so absolutely
clear and decisive ngainst Mr. James's
position, that there is not the least room
for any one holding his view. Possibly
ho has nover read or if so has forgot
ten the perfectly' clear and straight
forward accouut in the twenty-third
chapter of St. Luke, where it is re
corded repeatedly that Pilate found no
fault in Jesus. But, beincr importuned.
and finding thai Jesus was from Galilee,
which was in Herod's jurisdiction, Pi
late turned the case over to Herod, who
on looking into it made mock of it,
and. sent' it back to Pilate. Later Pilate
said to the accusers of Jesus (vv. 1-1.
15)-
Yc have brought this man unto mc,
as one that prvertcth the people: and,
behold, I, having examined him before
you, have found no fault In this man
touching those tilings whereof yc accuse
him:
No, nor yet Herod; for I sent you to
him: and lo, nothing worthy of death
isdona unto hiin.
'And Pilate did not slop even (here,
for repeatedly he made the same dec
laration, and' farther oft 'he proposed,
in view of the fierce importunity
against' Jesns, to scourge Jesus and let
him go. And at the last, even after his
condemnation, lo meet the popular clam
or, Pilate wanted to rclcaso Jesus un
der a clement law through which the
people might select and save a man
condemned to death; but the rabble
would have nono of it, and choso Bar
abbas instead.
Now, can it bo supposed for a mo
ment that neither Pilate nor Herod un
derstood the Roman law or that they
would, after full and repealed exam
inations into tho case, pronounce Jesus
guiltless of offense toward that law it
ho were in fact iruilly of transgressing
it? The supposition is impossible. And
they wore very zealous for tho uphold
ing of I ho laws of Rome, severe upon
any act that might be construed as re
sistance or insubordination, and not in
the least squeamish about the shedding
of blood. So that if (hero had been
tho slightest foundation for tho "facts"
now alleged to bo newly discovered by
Mr. James, there would .not have been
the least hesitation on (he pnrt of cither
Pilale or Herod in putting Jesus to
death.
It is singular that such a claim as
that made by Mr. James should Jjo
made at this late day, and on such
flimsy support. Ilis main contention
falls to the ground at once, on even
the slightest examination; while as to
other and subsidiary points he is equally
in error. Sound scholarship on his pnrt
would ha;c prevented him making such
a world exhibition of his credulous
misinformation.
THE PEARY PROOFS,
We are glad lo note that the House
sub-coinmittoo which has in charge tho
proposition fo honor C'oniinandor Peary'
for his discovery of tho north pole,
insists on proof that he actually vis
ited it. as he claims. His proofs have
been accepted by I ho National Geo
graphic. Society, notoriously his par
tisans; as. Prof. Gannett. -a member of
the National Geographic Society's com
mittee which approved Peary's claims,
said, he nover doubted Peary's asser
tion even before he saw tho proofs, Tn
that state of mind, accordingly, it was
suro that ho would accept the proofs,
no matter what I hey were. And so of
the others. Thev were all friends of
Pcar3', ready lo accept his proofs, no
tnaltor whether thoy wpre scientifically
or technically sufficient or not.
But the suh-commitfeo wants "to be
shown.''' Its members will recommend
nothing until tho proofs arc submitted
and approvod by scientific men whom
tho committee will call in to examine
them. This is opposed by Peary's
friends, who wish to keep tho proofs
secret, for the reason, as they explain,
that Peary wants to make money out
of them by their uso in magazines and
perhaps in books. To which the ap
propriate reply is that when this uso
has been had and tho poriod of secrecy
has passed, it will then bo time to ap
ply to' CongrcsH for the recognition of
his services. And when it is found that
recognition is due, there should bo no
pctlv quibbling about tho form it may
take.
The moro this matter is probed into,
tho clearer is scon the wisdom of Ad
miral Schley's suggestion that Peary
should submit his proofs to the Uni
versity of Copenhagen, which pro
nounced adversely to .Dr. Cook "s claims,
and which is so eminently qualified to
pass upon Peary's, or any other similar
proofs.
"CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT."
Tho final tussle of the debate in the
United States Senato on tho postal sav
ings bnnk proposition shows up some
queer sentimentality and impractical
notions. Somo want the money do
posited in homo banks, kept in the lo
cality of deposit, evidently as a conces
sion to local sentiment. Some want to
protect the banks in which the Govern
ment would put tho money after per
suading the depositors that it. was un
safe to leave their money in them. Tho
lender in charge of the bill. Senator
Outer, frankly says that ho will yield
to any and every proposal that will
help the passage of tho bill. And so it
goes, with the prospect of having a
measure of mere shreds and patches
when, if over, it does pass.
But nbout the worst, bit of scnti-j
mentnl folly that we have seen in this
connection is the sentiment uttered by
a Senator hi response to a suggestion
Hint in times of financial stress de
positors would want their money.
"That might be," was tho reply, "if
the depositors had no confidence in the
Government." The point being that if
the postal deposits were tied up in Gov
ernment .bonds, the money to pay ac
counts would not be available, perhaps,
in sufficient quantities to meet a wide
and large demand.
Now, it is curious that any Senator
should present a question of confidence
in tho Government as a considerable
factor in tho case, ft is not a ques
tion of confidence, but of cash. All
will easily recall the troublo and incon
venience of the pnuic of 1907 in this
connection. M.011 wanted money for
many purposes, but couldn't, get it. The
banks would not pay it out. No one
lost confidence in the banks, but every
one wanted money. When money is
needed, the one who owns it wants it.
without nny question about who is or
is not entitled to confidence. It is sim
ply that ho needs his monoy, and wnnts
it. That need would bo precisely the
same if the Government had his money
as if a bank had it. The question of
confidence would not mcot tho case.
And why that should be brought up in
the Senate as a "poser" in this con
nection, it is very hard to understand.
THE COMING CONFERENCE.
The other day there appeared a local
item in the Herald-Republican, other
wise known as the Snioot "Mouth,"
which announced that the approaching
April conference of tho Mormon church
would be ono of tho most important
over held by that organization. The
Tribune believes this to be true, for
reasons.
Among the Mormon people hero is a
growing murmur of discontent. This
complaining is tho result of many cir
cumstances that have occurred within
the past few yenrs. And undoubtedly
the Smoot paper spoke advisedly when
suggesting the import that would at
tach to the coming gathering. The Mor
mon people do not take kindly to tho
political activities of Apostle. Rccd
Smoot, nnd they are complaining be
cause these activities arc bringiug their
church into disrepute in the land, in
view of the protestations- I hat arc
officially made by that bodv that there
is no intention, attempt or practice in
interference in tho political realm.
Some of the Mormon men who have
sufficient conscience to impel theni to
objection to the plain breach of political
contract that is being committed
through the personality of Reed Smoot
have oven gone so far as to say that
if the matter bo not otherwise remedied,
they will arise in tho next conference
and domand to be hoard in presenta
tion of their views.
H is a fact so well known that it
scarcely needs to be repealed here that
whilo President Joseph F. Smith is
disposed to be rampantly defiant of
other men, ho is of cowardly texturo
when in the face of real opposition or
danger. His "bravorj" exists only
in proportion to the safety that sur
rounds nnd protects him in his defi
ance. Tho last thing on earth that
Joseph F. would see within tho church
is honest rebellion against his author
ity and policies; but the saints are
very near to that condition. And il
is mere trembling fear thnt this con
dition will find open and actual ex
pression at the April confergnco that
has produced n feeling in the Smith
bosom that it will bo necessary to tako
somo remedial action in tho caso of
Smoot. It is suggested in tho inner
circles that if it was a proper thing to
have Apostles John W, Taylor and
Mnthins F. Cowley "resign" from tho
apostolatc in order to protect the
political interests of Reed Smoot, it
might now be an equally wise plan to
have Roed Smoot "resign" from the
quorum in order to conserve tho church.
If tho man Smoot whs .of sufficient
value and importance, it is argued, to
justify deposition of two apostles, sure
ly the interest of tho organization it
self is amply valuable to justify tho
removal of one apostle. On these sev
eral accounts, as Tho Tribune has been
given to understand, President Joseph
F. Smith has determined that another
he substituted in the apostolatc in place
of Reed Smoot, and that the better
way to get at tho matter is to nppear
to initiate action ns being voluntarily
taken for tho good' of the church.
Aud Micro iB one moro consideration
that has tho effect of hastening Jo
seph F. in this thing; and that is that
ho desires to retain the presidency of
tho Mormon church within the Smith
family. Whilo apparently determining
to relieve Reed Smoot of his apostolic
duties and position in answer lo popular
dtMiiand. he is removing one obstacle
now standing in the way of carry Smith
succession to Smith. With respect to
seniority (-which governs in the mat
ter of selection of a now Mormon
" prophet " upon tho death of an in
cumbent) the standing at tho present'
lime is as follows: Francis M. Lyman.
John Henry Smith, Hobcr J. Grant,
Rudgor Clnwbon. Rood Smoot and ll.V;
rum M. Smith, who is Iho favorite son
of Iho present president. Ordinarily
calculated upon is tho assumption that
Joseph" F. will ouilivo the first throe
named apostles. This would leavo Rud
gor Clawson and Roed Smoot only as
between llyruni M. Smith and the
presidency. Pretonding aoqufeseenoo to
popular wish, Joseph K. 'may now re
move Roed Smoot from tho apostolic
quorum nnd incidentally remove an ob
stacle at present standing between Uy
rutn M. and his own office. As to
Rudgor Clawson, it would bo but neces
sary for the Smiths to bring up cause
for his removal by means nf certain
little personal failings of which both
tho Smiths and Clawson are aware.
Whether or not action following ap
proximately along those- lines will bo
had at tho coming conference remains
lo bo scon; but that there is "some
thing in Iho wind" Tho Tribuno feels
no doubt. At any rate, if something
of this character does not occur, it will
bring about that whicK Joseph F. Smith
would not have happen for nil that h
values on this earth a revolt within
the church that would forever depose
tho Smiths and destroy what Joseph F
has hoped lo render a Smith herilago
for all time to come.
BUSINESS AND TRADE.
Tho distressing calamities involved
in tho floods and snowslides, with the
aitondant delays nnd loss, have had' a
marked effect on llio business"' of the
past week. For tho first-time in a long
while, the bnnk clearances of tho past
week show a decrease as. compared with
tho corresponding week last year; but
the decrease is slight.
The public improvement work is be
ing pushed with extraordinary energy.
The Board of Public Works on Friday
evening directed notice to Davis &
Ilcuscr to complclo tho North Toniplo
street aqueduct to tho Jordxn river 'at
once, and put tiio s.u'cct m condition
for traffic; to. P. J. Mornn to repair
tho broken street paving in tho busi-'
ness district; lo thc'contraclors to conl
pleto tho sewer near llio new .Tofforsnn
school at the earliest possible day; and
approved estimates for work done lo
the amount, of over $15,000.
Tho Cily Crock aqueduct work is tho
scone of 'busy operations. This aque
duct is. required by. contract to bo com
pleted in sixiv days, but will no doubt
be completed much sooner. .Keeping iir
mind t lie fierce fight he had lo make
last ycni:-4o' keep City ..Crjnok within
bounds, Mn-Moran, tho aqueduct con
tractor, desires to make evory thing safe
boforo the main flood comes. Lust
year it was 'in June; this year it will
probably bo earlier.
The activity in building, construction
grows in volume and strength as the
building season advances. The construc
tion covers all forms business blocks,
warehouses, and hundreds of dwelling
places., theso being largely in the form
of apartments and flats, numbers of
theso being very capacious and 0I0
gant. And those arc all immediately
occupied on completion, proving conclu
sively tho swift and strong growth of
tho city.
Tho realty market is in strong form,
with good' sales in tho reports of trans
actions. Salt Lako real estate is good
lo have, and this is as fully recognized
by (hp holder as the seeker. A city
with the assured future that (his has.
and with prices ruling ns comparative
ly moderate as thoy do liorc, is good to
buy into.
The general business of I lib cily is
strong and active. The demand is
good, and as spring1 soems about open
ing, tho winter demand past, the
call now is for spring novelties in all
possible directions. Easter will come
early this year March 27th and with
it will come fhe real spring opening.
The mines of (ho Slate are, in good
form and producing well. The utmost
confidence is felt in Utah mines in the
mining and financial centers, and the:
mines themselves respond richly to all
demands unon (hem. Wo reckon their
product as averaging about. $2,500,000
a month, for the present year. Closely
connected with the mines aro the mag
nificent ore reduction works of (hTs
valley, always up lo dale, always doing
tho best of work, and always to bo fully
depended upon.
The railroads have had a wretched
week. The storms and breaks have at
limes boon too much for them. But
every energy has boon put forth by the
officials to keep traffic and transporta
tion going, at times without success.
Now, however, every indication is that
conditions aro improving, and thnt, rog
uglar trains will eooii bo running as be
fore. The coming completion and opening
of tho joint depot of tho Rio Grande
and the Western Pacific is an event
of noteworthy charactor. Mr. George
Gould is expected hero on the occasion,
and all will bo glad of the event,
and of the prospective oppning of reg
ular traffic- both" passenger and freight,
on tho Western Pacific.
The winter has not boon hard on Iho
livestock on the ranges in Utah, though
bad roports as to losses of .sheep como
from portions of Idaho and Wyoming.
It is to bo hoped, howovor. that con
ditions oven there may be found not
so bad as reported. Indications arc
that in Utah tho sheep will como off
the winter feeding places in good con
dition and with heavy fleeces.
Tho precipitation in the hills since
the first of tho year has been rather
under tho normal; but tho remarkable
precipitation of last December made
enormous deposits of snow in the hills,
and there will bo abundance of water
for all purposes during the ensuing sea
son. In tho country at largo, improvement
is roportod at tho close of a. hard win
tor. Tho spring trade outlook is en
couraging. A disturbing factor in tho
financial and general situation is noted
by the commercial agencies in tho less
ened balanco of trade in our favor, in
foreign commerce; this balance now
being the smallest in fourteen years.
The now tariff bill fosters imports, and
exports aro not hoavy enough to keep
up tho old balance. This condition, it
is fearer!, may cause us to lose heavily
in gold for tho settlement of foreign
demands.
The bond market is unfavorable,
which retards extensive construction
work; alid tho Philadelphia strike Is
an ugly development. Prospects of an
active business in iron and steel mul
tiply, but there is a tendency to wait
on Congressional developments before
branching out.
Tho unset Hod went nor has kept back
expected developments, that will
strengthen conditions as the weather
improves.
Tho copper position is strong, but
silver is drooping, causod by tho pro
posed increase of import tax on the
white metal in India from fivo to six
teen per cent. As usual, the exaction
is applied primarily to tho market price
of silver, resulting in a suddou fall.
Settled spring weather, with tho
favorablo reports from Iho winter wheat
which aro expected by reason of indi
cations reported from tho wheat States,
will give renewed confidence, nnd the
certainty of a prosperous year will be
sure to mako everything boom in
finance, commerce, and trade. All signs
arc that 'tho country is booked for a
very prosperous year.
WHY ONE AND NOT THE OTHER?
Wo presented a few days ago tho
dilemma of thoso who claim that the
presentation of facts and the record
as to tho usurping Mormon priesthood
in their temporal- dictations, is an at
tack upon Utah, In order to support
such a contention, thoso who so say
must admit that the Mormon priesthood
comprise or at least rcprcsont tho
Slate. If thoy do not so admit, thoy
havo no case.
Wo now wish lo present another
phnso of the case.
When Tho Tri.bunc presents the facts
as to the lawlessness, treason, lechery,
and robberies of the Mormon leaders,
the friends of those leaders and of the
system which thoy represent claim that
tho Stat 0 is maligned. And in so doing,
thoy put themselves in tho position of
(idmitting the oxtrcmcst claims of those
leaders to temporal rule.
But when tho -Descrcl News, the
Ijhnrch organ, maligns and rails at tho
Christian ministers in Utah falsely and
bitterly, assailing them ou grounds of
bigotry and fanaticism merely, with no
offenses at all against public law or
order on tho part of these ministers,
do tho Mormon zealots and their friends
say that such attacks arc defamatory
of Utah'? Not that wo have over heard
of.
But if a truthful presentation' of
facts by The Tribune, well supported
from the record, against Iho Mormon
priesthood, is maligning Utah, why is
not a false and fanatical attack upon
tho Christian ministry hero also a
maligning of Utah?
Thero arc but two horns to this
dilemma: Either it is tho truth that
hurts most, in which case our presenta
tion is absolutely justified; or else, tho
Mormon priesthood comprise the Stnto
and the Christian rninisfors do not. Tho
one is lo be recognized nnd obeyed,
a"nd tho other to bo spat upon.
And this is tho clear logic of this
situation;
WHAT IT SUPPRESSES.
Under Iho caption. "Newspaper
Duty." the Deserot News of Friday
contained a leading editorial which was
partially in criticism of a recent lec
itiro delivered by Professor Joshua H.
Paul upon this subject, and which was
evidently intended to also .justify tho
course of the church organ as com
pared with that of Tho Tribune. The
following sentences appeared in that
article:
It Is evident that much discretion Is
required to decide Just what events con
cern the. general public, und which ones
are none of their business. For the paper
ennnot. of course, print all that happens;
and If It could nobody would be able to
irpad It. A selection must be made; a
fine opportunity for choice Is afforded.
It is a well known fact that tho
Nows exorcises tho choice indicated.
What it regards as being no business of
the gcnoral public is. for instance, the
rocrudesconco of the polygamous prac
tice within the Mormon church. Tt has
steadily refused to print the names of
now polygainists or to in any way call
proper aUcnlion to the many instances
of this manner of breach of the public
peace and destruction of tho public dig
nity. No matter how many of these
infractions of tho law havo been aud
tiro committed by tho Mormon priest
hood, tho Nows has steadily ignored
them, prncticnlly approving tho offenses
113- its course of suppression of the
facts. It is trno that no now6papor can
print all thnt happons. Tho Tribuno
is possessed of some facts connected
with now polygamy and now- polyamists
that no newspaper could print and ob
serve tho postal regulations.
Tho Dcscrot News doos not perform
its "newspaper duty" in this matter.
Probably tho one thing most disliked
by tho criminal is publicity of his
crinio. . Publicity acts as a deterrent up
on crime and the criminal; and whon tho
Nows neglects to contribulo to this
publicity it is recreant to its duty to
ward the public and is in roality party
to tho crime which it seeks lo secrete
in that w.'ry.
Tribune Want A"-.
Bell Main 5200, Independent 300.
TODAY IN HISTORY
SUNDAY, MARCH 6.
Flrct Carpet Factory Established.
The mention of carpets dale from a
verv remote poriod of antl(ii Ry. "
scoiti first to havn been applied tfi j to
llt;kiis purposes and wero used to gaiiusii
llio palaces of the Pharaohfi. The caipet
IndUMtry. as we understand It, wan cstab
Ipl.ed in France on March fi. MM. whon
Colbert, minister of Louis XIV., opened
his carpel factory at Bcauvals.
Our early ancestors covered iho rioors
of their housea with rushes, hair or atniw.
and earpolH. when first introduced, woio
used to cover tables. Long before the
weaving of carpets In Uurope was Blurt
ed, noble ladles, monks nnd nuns In con
vents had been accustomed to make heau
tlful tapestries, which were occasionally
iiHod as floor coverings. In liiOi
Inr factory was established at the Louvre
for making theso wall hangings and car
nnl8. by the reigning king of i- ranee,
Henry IV. .
A variety of these carpets made at tho
first French factory aro still on exhibi
tion In various museums of the world.
Following tho success of the Industry at
13eauval3 tin- English carpet industry be
gan In 16SS In Surrey. Toward this ob
1ect the king had sot aside a considerable
'sum. and French weavers wero brought
over io assist. , , .
Tho historv of carpet manufacture m
the United Stale? begins with the rag
carpet Industry, which continued to bo
of considerable importance until toward
the cloue of tho last century, bach vil
lage bad Us weavers, to whom the thrirtv
housewives brought their bulls of rags. As
late 11? 1SD0 there were in the United
States 851 rag carpet weavers' shops, wlln
an annual output valued at close to 5.,
000.000. , , ..
The first factory in America for the
! manufacture of ynrn carpetn was estab
lished in Philadelphia In 1701. by II
llnm P. Spraguc. The census of 1S10, less
than twenty years after, reported the
whole product of the United States In H k
class of goods at 10.000 yards, of which
7500 yards wore made In Philadelphia. At
Hie present time there nro close toj 1000
carpet manufacturers In the inllod
States, with nearly 500.000.000 capital Invested-
, ,
The Jncciuard apparatus for weaving
designs wns introduced in 1S2!). and In
IS 1 1 lirastus Blglow perfected the first
power loom for weaving carpets, which
saved ono-thlrd in the cost of labor. I he
United SlaU-s Is now the greatest pro
ducer and consumer of carpets in tin
world. Most of the wool used In llio man
ufacture of American carpets is imported,
as the home grown product Is of too tine
a quality to be durabh-.
Excluding the oriental rugs, the prin
cipal varl-jfics of carpel In commerce arc
'the axmlnslcr. the brussels. the Wilton,
mnmictte tapestry brussels, velvet. In
grain and Venetian. The founder of the
manufacture of oilcloths In the United
Stnlcs was Isaac Macauley. who began
the business In Philadelphia about the
year 1S10.
March C, Is the anniversary of the fall of
the Alamo in 1S3C; of tho Dred-Scott de
cision in lsr.7; and It Is the birthday o
Philip II. Sheridan In 1SHI; of Robert
MacGrcgor Campbell, known as Hob
Uov," In 1071: of tho king of urtem
herg, In 1S2.1: George Du jMnrlor. th
French artist and novelist, in lb3t. 01
Michelangelo, the painter and sculptor.
I -171. nnd Vice Admiral felr Charles .Na
pier In 17SG. It was the date. In JS3G. on
which .lames Bowie. Inventor of the fa
mous Bowie knife, died.
I LOCAL HISTORY
WHAT HAPPENED MARCH 6.
1S-1S The Salt Lake City fort, contained
houses and 1(571 souls. Tho ad
joining farming field consisted of 5133
acres of land of which S75 acres were
sown with winter wheat.
1S52 Tho ship Rockaway sailed from "Liv
erpool. England, with thirty Mormons
and machinery purchased by Apodtlo
Taylor for tho manufacture of sugar
In L'tah. It arrived at New Orleans
after seven weeks pnssugc. Apostle
.John Taylor, 'accompanied vby 'about
twentv Saints, sailed from Liverpool
for Boston nn his return Jiortie.
1S5I Eldei-s Samuel A. Woolley and Wil
liam Fothorlngham of the Mormon
church returned lo Calcutta Trom an
unsuccessful mission to the Interior,
on which they visited Benares, Belus
pore. Marat. Delhi, Kurnaul, Agra.
Cownpore. Allahabad, etc.
1572 Thomas Fitch. George Q. Cannon
and Frank Fuller left Salt Lake for
Washington. D. C as delegates from,
n convention, to present to congress
tho claims of ihc proposed State of
Desci-ot.
1573 Apostlo Erastus Snow and others
left Salt Lake City for Europe. They'
arrived In Liverpool. England; April 1.
1S77 A. company of Latter-day Saints
from Utah, under the direction 'of
Daniel W. Jones, arrived on Salt
river, Arizona, and encamped near
tho present olte of Lehi, Maricopa
county.
1SS5 William 11. Pitts of the firm of
Godbe. Pitts & Company, died In Salt
Lake City.
1557 The first marriage under the pro
visions of the Edmunds-Tucker law
was celebrated in Salt Lnko City.
William T. Pike of Mill Clock and
Miss Hannah Christine Wallen of
Snlt L,ake City, being united in
matrimony by Chief Justico Charles
S. Zane.
1558 The city council of Salt Lake City
decided to offer tho tenth ward
square to Iho territory for fair
grounds. The territory accepted it
on the 0th. In tho first district
court, at Provo. Samuel Allied of
Ephraim. was sentenced by Judge
Henderson to six months' Imprison
ment, and Wilson M. Allrcd, of
Ephraim, to six months' imprison
ment and 3100 fine for unlawful
cohabitation. John Penman was dis
charged from tho penitentiary, hav
ing served out a sentence of two
years for polygamy and three months
for unlawful cohabitation.
1559 In the first district court at
Provo, Goorne Kendall was sentenced
by Judge Judd lo a fine of S10 for
unlawful cohabitation. Tho case for
adultery and unlawful cohabitation
against F. C. Chrlstenson. who prom
ised to obey the law. was dismlssed.
Scntcnce was also suspended in the
case of William Braithwaltc, charged
with unlawful cohabitation, tho de
fondant promising to obey the law.
William Christiansen. Jens Hansen
nnd Hans Nielsen wero discharged
from the penitentiary.
1502 Bishop William Andrew Taylqr died
at Far West. Weber county.
1503 In tho fourth district court, at Og
den. Ts'elpon Aravo was sentenced by
Judge Miner to sixly days' Imprison
ment for unlawful cohabitation.
1S05 Abraham O. Smoot. president of
the Utah stake, died at Provo. Ulah
county.
1S07 Brlgham Young. Jr., was ap
pointed director g'cneral of tho Pio
neer jubilee.
1S0S Tho Arcadia branch. Fremont
county, Idaho, was organized as tho
Ora ward; M. Joseph Kerr, bishop.
Elder Charles Hayes, nn enrly con
vert to "Mormonlsm" fronl the
United Brethren In Herefordshire.
It Is a Compliment Ho
Your Guest nnd a Credit
to Yourself
To dress your table with pretty
silver.
Wo havo beautiful lines in Ster
ling and tho finest plated ware with
the longest guarautee. Tho designs
speak for themselves. Como in and
sec tho roasona.blo pricos.
mwjr -rtfTagyHAiH re
AI.T l-AKt CITY. UTAH
Sloan's Liniment is thP
remedy for sprains and bnX
It quiets the pain atontB
can be applied to the tesS
part without hurting becH
doesn't need to be "ruhwS
you have to do is to layB
lightly. It is a powerful 'M
ration and penetrates instJH
relieves any inflammatiohaB
gestion, and reduces the
Here's the Profl
Mr. L. Roland, BishorfSH
ton, Pa. says: " On thH
this present month, aslt
the building at noon for
slipped and fell, sprainimriH
2 returned in the afteraaj
four o'clock I could notlH
cil in my hand. I rettxH
later and purchased
LiniiiiJ
and used it five or six thn
I went to bed, and the nea
was able to go to work aodH
hand as usual."
England, died at BounB
county. $
1 S90 Two members of the brfH
ligation committee findlM
guilty ugulnst A W.
three members find thH
charges are not mistnineH
tallvc Lloyd introduccs'H
defense of Roberts, whlchH
11100 Union depot franchl&oijH
city council. John BaiH
jurcd by fall in Joint bjH
1901 President Snow niuH
liquor will not ho sold aH
IDOL' Quincy declares dlvidejl
share, or Slf.,000. WDH
woodey of Salt I-akcM
Francisco. .Millionaire coH
of New York and Pcnnsfl
vado Utah oil fields. m
1003 Head-oh collision on Riel1
city limits; four Injured. I
fiO cents per bag ana
. sugar. Fireman Jeffs oap
terribly burned by steam. ft
1004 Homer Davenport lecttuB
190G M. ' Herbert and H. A.yM
rested for alleged sale
hogs. Mont. J. Ferguson;-
civil engineer, killed by fjfl
ham mine. Fire. In Jenklifl
rows block; narrow cscanS
1907 American club holds raw
ing. Nervy woman aH
crooks. Social DemocrdB
ccptlon.
Would Have Cost Him ifl
Oscar Bowman, Lebanon,;
"I havo. used Foley's KidiH
and take great pleasuro iifl
mired mo permanently of'H
easo which certainly woul3B
mc my life." Schramm-Jbhj
Wall Pancr 01ean
G. Hazel. Bell 3875. j
IMPERIAL VAUPVUjJ1
Acts Delayj
by floods
Watch for annouiijB
of re-openuw
Sanitary Kalsoijp
VIZOM,
KILLS GE(j
House Painting from AlpJjBII
The AemePaiiuK
C. K. BOWRING, jW
Bell Phone 4136 J
ROCK SPRfc
"PEACOp
ALL THE OT
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