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Hew to the Line.
Vol. I.
No. 19.
Statehood day will overshadow
all others in Utah, next Monday,
January 6th, 1896.
The following proclamation from
Acting Governor Richards, makes
it a legal holiday, and one which
all, old and young, will delight to
observe, regardless of party or
governor's proclamation.
Whereas, The people of Utah
have formed and adopted a consti
tution and have elected officers for
a. state government, agreeable in all
respects to the constitution and
laws of the United States; and,
Whereas, The canvass of the re
turns or the votes cast for and
against the adoption of the consti
tution has been certified to the
president of the United States, and
it is confidently expected that his
proclamation will soon be issued
admitting the Territory into the
Union as a sovereign State; and,
Whereas, The constitution for
the new State fixes the Monday
next after the day upon which the
president shall issue his proclama
tion of admission as the day upon
which the administration of the
Territorial government shall termi
nate and the governor and other
officers of the State shall enter
upon the discharge of their official
duties; and,
Whereas, The inauguration of
the State government will be an
occasion that has long been desired
and one that should be celebrated
by the whole people with thankful
hearts and appropriate rejoicing
that we have been freed from the
imperfections of the Territorial
system and are permitted to enter
the glorious Union of American
Therefore, I, Charles C. Richards,
acting governor of the Territory of
Utah, in pursuance of the authority
conferred by law, do hereby desig
nate and set apart the Monday next
after the day upon which the presi
dent of the United States shall
issue his proclamation admitting
the State of Utah into the Union,
as a public holiday for thanksgiving
-and rejoicing, and 1 advise an ear
nestly advise that on that day all
unnecessary business be suspended;
that the schools be closed and that
suitable arrangements be made for
old and young to celebrate inau
guration day in a manner becoming
a free, intelligent . and patriotic
In testimony whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and
caused the Great Seal of the
Territory of Utah to be af
fixed at Salt Lake City, the
capital of the Territory, this
(Seal) thirty-first day of December,
in the year of our Lord,
one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-five, and of the
Independence of the United
States the one hundred and
Charles C. Richaubs.
By the governor:
Charles C. Richarbs,
Secretary of Utah Territory.
In accordance with the foregoing
proclamation we trust everyone
who possibly can, will in some
manner observe the day and honor
the occasion.
The line of march under Mar
shal Burton, will form at 10 o'clock,
on State Street and Third South,
and will move north on State to
Second South, thence west to Main,
thence south on Main to Third
South, countermarch on Main to
Second South, thence west to West
Temple, thence north to First
South, thence east to Main, thence
north to the Temple.
As nearly as can be aicetained
the following will be the order and
Platoon of police.
Grand marshal and aides.
Sixteenth Regiment Band.
General Penrose and staff.
Eight companies of regulars un
der company commander.
Carriages containing the incom
ing and retiring governors.
Carriages containing state and
retiring territorial officials.
Pedersen's K. P. band of thirty
General Young, State troops and
staff officers.
Signal corps in command of
Captain W. W. Hall.
Companies A. B. and D in com
mand of Captains Grow, Lund and
Alford respectively.
Company H, of Farmington,
under Captain Landers.
Following will march the artillery
and cavalry companies of the
guard, touowea oy tne various
civic .societies in positions to be al
lotted later with Held's band and
the Ogden military band sand
wiched in the proper intervals.
Among the sociecies expected to
be in line are the G. A. K., K. of
P., A. O. U. W., I. O. O. F., Black
Hawk- and Walker Indian War
veterans. German societies and
several others which have not as vet
announced their intention of parti
cipating but who are expected to do
artillery salute.
When the procession arrives at
the tabernacle the artillery company
will proceed to the top of Capitol
hill accompanied by a member of
the signal corps to, be detailed by
the officer in command. Another
member of the corns will be stationed
on top of the tabernacle and when all
is settled within and the governor-
elect rises to take the oath of
office, the artillery will be signaled
and the firing of a salute of forty
five guns will immediately begin.
' The programme at the Tabernacle
as decided upon by the executive
committee at a meeting yesterday
4s to be as follows:
Instrumental Music
Sixteenth U. S. Infantry Band.
Instrumental Music Deabalter Band.
.Prayer by President Woodruff.
Music "Star Spangled Banner"
By Chorus.
(Fifth number undecided.)
Music "Utah, I Love Thee," Chorus.
Inaugural Address by Governor Wells.
Music "America," Chorus and Audience.
Benediction, Dr. T. a IUff,
Instrumental Music. Combined Bands.
"Hail Columbia" and "Star Spangled
The exercise of the day will
close with a grand inaugural ball at
Salt Lake Theater. This will be
an elaborate affair, the committee
havingspared neither timenormoney
to make it commensurate with the
"After the ball is over," and after
the last shout of joy, we can lay our
wearyhead8 torest with a feeling of
peace and security, under tne
guidance and bnlliancv of the
forty-fifth star of human progress
and local self-government.
All hail glorious day and glorious Utah.
Onward speed thy course of greatness.
This is an exceedingly rapid age.
The world moves, as it were by the
electric current. Each change in
the affairs of men travels close
upon the heels of each other. One
of the most remarkable metamor
phoses of political doctrine, is the
recent revenue bill framed by the
Republican majority in the House,
by which it is propsed to place a
duty on wool and woolen fabric,
of about 40 per cent, less than the
McKinley law, all for the purpose
of increasing the revenues. So, at
last, the great Republican party
have adopted the old popular cry of
"A tariff for revenue only." Pro
tection is thrown aside; the Mc
Kinley law dehorned, and the ad
vocates of a "home market" are
somersaulting into revenue reform
ers with such rapidity that one can
hardly believe that such things are
true." The bill referred to, is a
wonderful concession on the part of
the mad supporters of protection
against the foreign manufacturer.
It amounts to an open confession,
that the Democratic theory of a
"tariff for revenue only," is cor
rect, and that the Chinese wall of
protection is wrong. All the talk
we have heard about-"home mar
kets," "protection from cheap la
bor," and "building up home in
dustries," was only intended to
delude the voter during the cam
paign, md not to be put into prac
tice. In other words, the Republi
can leaders do not propose to rein
carnate the McKinley bill just on
the eve of the presidential election
of 1896, even though they have an
overwhelming majority in Congress.
Their conduct is an acrobatic
performance worthy of the fast age
n which we live, and entitles them
to the distinction of first-class po
litical tumblers. This bounding
around like a goat, is unseemly,
and will disgust the rank and file
of their party, if carried on too
far. This party of extremes and
false pretenses, will find that "for
tune is Gckle," and the politcal pen
dulum is liable to vibrate over to a
party of honest men, who will re
store the monev of the neoule. and
protect ns from the gold nabobs of
Europe and Wall street.
"lne most dangerous thing to
the Republican party, is unlimited
power," said one of their great
leaders, and 'it would seem now to
be prophetic.
We wonder what the honest Re
publicans of Utah now think of the
action of their party in the House
of Representatives, in voting bonds
in time of peace, by almost a. strict
party vote. It is only a few weeks
ago that the g. o. p. fellows were
raving and ranting on the stump
and through the press over thegreat '
crime of issuing bonds in time of
peace, and in their state platform,
which was adopted amid wild en
thusiasm, they say, "We condemn
the action of the present national
administration for issuing Govern
ment bonds in time of peace. "
Yet, after all this stormy declam
ation, the new Republican Congress
had hardly got settled in their scats
when by a party vote they commit
themselves to this bonding business
without a blush or tremor. No
wonder that the staid old Utah Re
publican, when he read the des
patches, would pinch himself to sec
whether or not he was dreaming.
One of two things must be true;
either the declarations of a Repub
lican platform mean exactly oppo
site from what it says, or else the
whole party at Washington have
become the subject of hypnotic in
fluence eyerted over them by the
Wall street fakirs.
What C. E. Allen of Utah
would have done or said had he
obtained his scat before the House
passed the bond bill is unknown.
He is the reputed father of the
Utah Republican platForm, and dur
ing the campaign, wherever he
went, it was the storm center of
of attack upon President Cleveland
for the bond issue. Will he be like
the prophet of old, declaring that
he alone has not "bowed the knee
to Baal?" "We opine that the gen
tleman is like the rest of his party,
or, at least, is no better, and they
all will assume that a party plat
form is only made to stand upon
during a campaign, and to get off of
as soon as elected. In other words
they have two sets of weights and
measures; one to be used ift buying,
and the other in selling.
"Consistency is a jewel," butitno
longer decorates the apparel of a
Republican Congressman. It it a
hopeless yearning of the people if
they expect any financial benefit
from the hands of this Congress.
We must have a mew deal and a
new deck before the people get their
honest dues..
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