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WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 1887
By mall 1 year 750 6 months 400 8
nonths 200
SemiWeekly is per year 2 eight months
11 I four months
Vdrcrtlsing rates furnished at office
e ALT LAKE DKMOCBAT PDBUSUINQ COMPAXT
OlUce12 E Second South Street
THE COMMISSIONS SUGGESTIONS
There has been considerable comment
upon the suggestions made by the Utah
Commission to Registration officers in
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regard to the disabilities to which elec
tors are subject which designate the
questions which may be properly asked
of applicants for registration There is
no question as to the right or propriety
of the Commission to make such sugges
tions as it may deem proper to insure i
uniformity of action among the Registra
tion officers throughout the Territory
The Commissioners have evidently
drawn their conclusions from the letter
of the law and while it is certainly to be
regretted that they could not recommend
greater latitude in the matter of interro
gation careful examination of the law
relating to that matter has failed to con
vince us thatas sworn interpreters of the
statutes they could make other sugges
tions than they have under the law
The following is all in the Commission
ers circular which relates to the matter
of interrogation
1 No polygamist bigamist or any person
cohabiting with more than one woman
shall be entitled to register or rote at any
election in this Territory nor any person
who has been convicted of the crime of in
cest unlawful cohabitation adultery forni
cation bigamy or polygamy nor any per
son who associates or cohabits polygamously
with persons of the other sex nor can any
person register or vote who has not taken
and subscribed to the oath perscribed by the
Twentyfourth Section of the Act of Con
gress of March 31887 nor can any woman
register or vote
The Commission is of the opinion that
the above specifications include all the dis
abilities to which electors are subject under
the Laws of Congress and that no opinions
which they may entertain upon questions of
religion or church polity should be the sub
ject of inquiry or exclusion of any elector
The oath is entirely promisory in its
provisions is left entirely to the con
science of the person taking it and unless
some method can be devised to probe the
innermost recesses of the human heart
we are at a loss to imagine how a Registration
ration officer can sound it in such a man
ner as to enable him to judge of the fit
ness of the applicant to be entered upon
the list of voters The law certainly pro
vides no such means nor does it contain
a syllable which by any reasonable inter
pretation can be construed into the
the right of the Registration officers to
reject any applicant who expresses his
willingness to subscribe to the oath This
is the fault of the law and not of the
Commissioners who interpret or the
Registrars who execute it The makers
of the law evidently did not understand
the elasticity of the Mormon censcience
in the matter of retaining the political
power in the Territory so long held by
leaders and for which they would sacri
fice any principle or make any moral
concession to insure its continuance If
they had they would probably have
placed greater restrictions upon the
oath provision by giving greater latitude
to those who might be appointed to ad
minister it As it is we must accept the
law with all its imperfections and when
it iri demonstrated that men who pay
tithing to support a polygamous and trea
sonable institution who admit that they
are members of an organization which
countenances and practices the crimes
against which the law is especially
directed come forward and without
hesitation or moral scruples swallow I
the oath perhaps the United States Con
gress will awaken to the fact that such
people should be divested of political
power by other means than those re
commended by Senator Edmunds and
other legislators who support his im
practicable theories Those who e
nounce the suggestions of the Utah
Commission are influenced by their
ideas of what the law should
be rather than by what it is
It can scarcely be expected that
good effect should result from an im
perfect and ineficient law and while tho
members of tho Commission doubtless
regret that the law which they were
called upon to interpret was susceptible
of no broader construction they are cer
tainly entitled to commendation for not
yielding to their feelings and advising a
course which would never be sustained
by the higher courts of tho Nation The
members have received letters from the
highest legal authorities of the country
and among them some who have advo
cated in Congress the most radi
cal measures for the suppression
of the Mormon evil All of
of these gentlemen have expressed their
concurrence in the views expressed by
tho Commission and have indorsed
its action as the most judicious course
that could be pursued for the loyal cause
under the restrictions of the law Better
results can be accomplished by defeat
under a strict compliance with tho law
than by a temporary victory achieved by
its violation Let us give the statute a
fair trial by complying strictly with its
provisions in the manner of its execution
If we fail to effect our purpose we can go
with clean hands before Congress next
winter and utilize our defeat as an argu
ment for such legislation as will effect
such results as can never be accomplished
by such restraining influence as can be
brought to bear upon the consciences of
the Mormon people
DEMOCRACY AND LABOR
No fact is traced upon the pages of
history in clearer characters than the
potent one that Democracy is the friend
of labor Tho alliance of Democracy and
labor is a natural sequence It is as old I
as the world itself It is a lasting argree
meat signed and sealed by the high con
tracting parties with the creation of I
mankind The people represent labor
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and Democracy represents the people
Democratic principles ire entwined for
ever with the pulses of popular life
Whenever the people govern they govern
through Democracy The people plan and
Democracy executes Democracy has
ever been the popular rampart against
tyranny and the assailant of oppression
It is tho terror of thrones and the dread
of dictators It is the stern embodiment
of the popular will and the triumphant
champion of the rights of the masses
Dynasties have fallen tyranny has
died the rights of mankind have I
been vindicated and the agent has I
ever been Democracy Civilization
has blessed the Nations progress has
smiled upon the world in obedience to
the omnipotent voice of Democracy
Democracy is the tongue by which speaks
the masses The world is the heritage
of the people and through Democracy is
their ownership asserted The people
labor By the sweat of their brows do
they earn their bread and the voice
of Democracy demands that their
labor shall be free and un
trammeled and that the bread
that labor earns shall belong to it and it
alone That voice compells attention
It is backed by the strong hand of the
people and in all generations the voice
of Democracy has challenged the op
pressor and the hand of Democracy has
wrested the bread of labor from the
grasp of the spoiler Democratic princi
ples are inherent in mankind As the
world grows stronger so does
the Democratic principle add to
its power When that principle
dies the people pass from the
face of the earth The enemy of De
mocracy and the people is Centralized I
Power In all ages and in all genera
tions has the battle been fought between
these deadly foes As the passage of I
time has educated the masses as the ad I
vance of the world has brought intelli I
gence to the peopleso has victory perched
on the banners of Democracy To all
quarters of the worldwide battle
field will final victory soon come
In our own country the final victory is
already here All that remains to be
done is to cement and guard the great
triumph This is but a matter of vigil
ance and will not be neglected Central
ized power in the United States known
as Republicanism has received its death
blow That arrogant power christened
at its birth Federalism and reaching the
full maturity of its growth as Repub
licanism is finally broken The
fruits of the victory are being plucked by
the people and Democracy and labor
united in triumph and anchored in the
hearts of the masses will develop the
greatest energies of the Republic and
lead the Nation in the broad pathway of
peace prosperity and power
OUR PRIMER
Mamma Is This The Salt Lake The
atre Yes My Dear HI Thought
Mamma That Theatres Had Stages
Where People Acted So They Have
My Love HasTheSalt Lake Theatre
A Stage Mamma 1 Yes My Dear
Where Is It Mamma 1 Straight In
Front Of Us My Love But I
Cannot See It Mamma Can You
No My Dear Why Can We Not
See The Stage Of The Salt Lake Theatre
Mamma Because My Love There Is
Something Between Us And The Stage
Is The Something Very Large Mamma 1
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Yes My Dear Is That What Makes
It So Dark Where We Are Sitting Mam
ma 1 Yes My Love What Is The I
Something Called Mamma 1 It Is
Called A Ladys Bonnet My Child Is
That The Ladys Bonnet Mamma That
Looks As Though It Was Hanging From
The Roof of The Theatre 1 Yes My
Love How Funny It Looks Mam
mal Yes My Dear a Ladys Bonnet
Is a Curious Thing But Look
Mamma What Makes The Ladys Bon
net Move That Way It is Revolving
My Love What Makes It Revolve
Mamma 1 It Is a Habit It Has My
Love Why Does It Have This
Habit Mamma 1 So As to Get Before
Everybodys Eyes At Once My Child
But Mamma What Is That Little
Round Knob That Fits Into the Bottom
of The Ladys Bonnet 1 l That is What
The Ladys Bonnet Revolves On My
Love What is The Little Round
Knob called Mamma 1 It is Called
The Ladys Head My Dear And
Does The Little Round Knob Make The
Large Bonnet Revolve Mamma 1 Yes
My Love How Does It Made It Re
volve Mamma It is Said By Brain
Power My Dear And Is The Brain
Power In The Little Round Knob Mam
ma 1 Oh Yes My Child That is
What Makes The Knob So Little
Oh Mamma 1 There Is That Great
Big Man Yes My Love That Is
Our Republican Contemporary Again
Why Does The Very Big Man Shake
His Head That Way Mamma As He
Walks Along The Street Because
My Child The Republican United States
Attorney Has Been Removed And Utah
Is Lost The People Do Not Saem To
Notice The Very Big Man Mamma As
He Shakes His Head No My Love
The People Pay Very Little Attention To
Our Republican Contemporary What
Is The Reason Mamma That The Peo
ple Do Not Notice The Very Big Man As
He Shakes His Head 1 Because My
Child When Our Republican Contem
porary Shakes His Head There Is Very
Little In It
Mamma Is This The Business Por
tion of Salt Lake City We Are In Now i
Yes My Dear What Time Is it
Mamma 1 Nine Oclock The Even
ing My Love What Is that We Feel
All Around Us Mamma Darkness
My Love And Mamma Can You
Always Feel the Darkness On the Streets
of Salt Lake At This Time In the Even
ing Yes My Dear What Makes
This Darkness On the Streets of Salt
Lake City Mamma 1 It is Caused By I
a City Misfortune My Love What is
The City Misfortune Called Mamma 1
It is Called The Salt Lake City Council
My Dear Then Mamma is The City
Ii
Council to Blame For the Darkness On
The Streets of Salt Lake 1 Scarcly
My Love Why is Not The Council
To Blame Mamma 1 The City Council
Can Not Help it My Dear Why Can
not the City Council Help the Darkness
On the Streets of Salt Lake City
Mamma 1 Because the Poor City
Council is Benighted My Child II
THE INTERSTATE LAW
Since the Interstate Law went into
effect the whole Southern system of rail
roads with the apparent acquiescence of
the people and the press of that section
have been relieved from the effects of the
fourth section A like result has followed
along the northern boundary of the coun
try the Pacific coast seems a unit against
it and to emphasize the strength of the
protests which have gone before the
wheat farmers of the Northwest with
Minneapolis and St Paul as their center
asserts that instead of making the farmer
independent of the railroads and there
fore rich it will if its provisions are en
forced drive him to the wall The
lowering of local and the raising of through
rates will not benefit him svs a Min
neapolis special The farmer of the
Northwest as a rule does not stand on his
own bottom He is in debt and enerally
to the buyers of his crops His creditors
who live here find that freight rates have
increased without a proportionate raise in
the price of flour The great millers do
not propose to pay the difference The
farmer must pay it The difference is a
serious matter Before the law went
into effect the flour rate between Indian
apolis and Chicago was 76 cents Now
on all the roads except the Chicago Bur
lington and Northern it is 18 cents Six
railroads connect this city with Chicago
Five of them do a local as well as a
through business In order to make
money out of the local traffic and at the
same tituo raise the through rate propor
tionately they have made the latter 18
cents The Chicago Burlington and
Northern has no local business and has
made the Chicago rate 10 cents The
millers can neither afford to pay 18 cents
without squeezing the farmers to death
nor under normal conditions can the
Chicago Burlington and Northern carry
all the through freight At present it
can take the business but there is an
immense amount of milling in transit
I Denver News
IT is a notable fact that those who most
loudly denounce the Utah Commission
for not advising the registration officers
to exercise powers not conferred by the
law of the last session of Congress have
no word of condemnation for those who
tore the vitals out of the bill which passed
the Lower House They are ready
enough to villify the Commission because
it will not go beyond the provisions of
an inefficient law while they glorify
the man who so remodeled the statute
as to render it necessary jfor the members
under their oaths to interpret it as they
done have
IT is pretty certain that C R Barratt
would have had a considerably harder
fight to make for the Postmastership but I
for the fact that his mort formidable rival
was endorsed by the local Republican
organ That settled his hash and gave
Mr Barratt with the recommendation of I
the officers of THE DEMOCRAT Company
and the Editorial and Managerial depart
ments a walk over for the position
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THE Republican organ asserts the
Utah appointments of the President in
dicate that it is his intention that there
shall be but q mere showing made of the
execution of the laws here under his Ad
ministration Does the R 0 mean to
intimate that the appointment of Ex
Secretary Thomas upon the Utah Com
mission indicates that such is the Presi
dents intention
THE editor of TIlE DEMOCRAT is in re
ceipt of a letter from Senator Hurst con
gratulating him upon the appointment
of C R Barrett as Postmaster for Salt
Lake City Mr Hurst was an enthusias
tic supporter of Mr Barrett and doubt
less rendered efficient service in securing
the appointment
A MYSTERIOUS vagrant is creating quite I I
a sensation in Boston Mass police
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circles He obstinately refuses to give
any information in regard to his ante I
cedents but his generally delapidated
and demoralized appearance has bred a
strong suspicion that he is a Rhode
Island Republican
I
THE Lehr Wehr Verien of Chicago I
has disbanded This was the Central
body of the armed section of the Chicago I
Anarchists and the disbandment re
moves a standing menace from that city
and the Nation The Chicago election is
already bearing glorious fruit
THE news that Mr Blaine is on his re I
turn from the Southwest has excited the
gravest fears in the breasts of his New
England friends as owing to the prevail
ing Western rain storms the party on its
return trip will be exposed to all of the I
fury of the fatal Sherman lightning I
THE Montreal police have had an en I
counter wiih strikers of that city Mr
Ingalls of Kansas is reported to be in a
high state of gratified excitement over
this report of a Canadian conflict
TIlE Mexican Government has made
another arrest on the Cutting plan Mex
ico is contracting a bad habit of Cutting
entirely too close to the line She should
be made to edge off at once
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OUR Republican contemporary says
that it thunders on its themes The I
characterization is apt It has such a
fine large empty sound I
Oun Republican contemporary talks
eloquently of the boom in Omaha real I
estate But then our Republican con
temporary is i not published in Omaha I
GENTS CLOTHIERS
DC > NT F1 AIL TC > BUY
OJSrE OF
X io jiii a ns
CORKSCREW WORSTED 1250 SUITS
OTHER HOUSES CHARGE 20
FINE DRESS SUITS 1650
7
OTHER HOUSES CHARGE 2500
BUSINESS 1 SUITS 1325
OTHER HOUSES CHARGE 2200
SPRING OVERCOATS 1450
OTHER HOUSES CHARGE 2250
I i Offer these Goods for Sale in Utah
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I WILL STAY WITH THE PUBLIC IN SALT LAKE RECEIVE NO
ORDERS TO BULLDOSE THF PUBLIC OF REMOVING
LIPMAN NEVER TELLS A LIE
T T PM A NT
lVl B LIPMAN
211e Leac1ing bier
Nos 175 and 177 Main Street
MERCHANT TAILORS
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Large Stools
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC WOOLENS
ESTABLISHED 1879
OLOrJa Saxnp1cs
FASHION PLATE
AND
AND
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TrilnXlings BULES FOR SELFMEASDUEMETT
t
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BY THE YARD
Mailed to any address
on application
THE TRADE
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SUPPLIED HUGKIrE 8V Correspondence Solicited
Tni1ors and woolen Drapers
lUaiu Street Salt take City opp Walker House P O BOX 688
ESTABLISHED 1878
r A Jos BAUMGARTEN
a I
G = ate3 LE TAILOR
l iI IIAS JUST RECEIVED A FULL LINE OF
i Spring and Summer Cloths
t Of His Own Importation
r Which ho will make up CHEAPER THAN ANY HOUSE IN THE CITY
= Address JSA U GABTEJSI
P 0 Box 356 SALT LAKE CITY
HARDWARE MINING MACHINERY AND GENERAL SUPPLIES
wwwwww
L C PARKS President C P MASON
B T LACY VicePresident General Manager
UTAH AND MONTANA MACHINERY CO a
SUCCESSOR TO
n Parke Lacy Co
F I
r Carries the most complete
stock iu the West
Hoisting Engines
Rock Drills
eN i GI
AIR COMPRESSORS
fetinghoose Engines l etc
Itiiowles Steam Pumps
Boi1ers Blovvers db Fans
Wire Rope Horse Whims Steam and Air Hose
Irn Pike and Pa1tt1igl
Hancock Inspirators Fine Lubricating Oils Chilled Iron Car Wheels Smelter Mill
and Mining Supplies Machinists Tools Woodworking Machinery Fair
banks Standard Scales Forcite Powder Caps and Fuse
Walls Patent Crushing Rolls Rock Breakers Con
centrators Jigs Shaking Table and Complete
Concentrating Works
Cnn ncI Sec P1ans
BT A1ViP JVJILLS AND SIWELTEaS
AGENTS FOR HUSON PATENT TRAMWAY Model in Store
Send for Circulars
Office and Warerooms 259 Main Street Salt lake City
uabso3ooy utte LVrOCItaZ1a
GEORGE H SCOTT President H S RU FIELD
JAMES GIiENDINNINCr VicePresident Secretary
GeoM Scott Co
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS
HARDWARE IRON 9 STEEL IRON PIPE
Miners Tools Stoves Tinware Etc
AND A
General Assortment of Mill Findings
GRANITE IRONWARE AND DRIPPING PANS STAMPED JAPANNED
BLACK POLISHED GALVANIZED AND PIECED TINWARE FINE
BLACK SHEET AND GALVANIZED IRON LAPWELDED
CHARCOAL IRON BOILER TUBES STEAM GAS
AND WATER PIPE BRASS GOODS SEL
DENS PATENT PACKING ETC ETC
Also Carry in Stock a Full Line of Blakes Improved Steam Pumps and Pump
ing Engines John A Roeblings Sons Cos Steel Wire Rope Vacuum Cylinder
and Engine Oil Hercules Powder Caps and Fuse Boston Belting Company
Patent Stretched Rubber Belting Stockholm Tar Pitch Rosin and
LUBBJOATING OJlaS
Exclusive Agents for thA Heavy SteelTemcerad Battery and Bolting Wire Cloth
Real Es1ate
L P KELSEY
SUCCESSOR TO ELI B KELSEY
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN AGENT
OFFICE
Nos 25 and 27 E First South Street
SEARCHER OF I IRE CORDS TO REALTIES 1
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NOTABY ITJIOXjIO
Mortgages Leases etc Drawn with Care and on Short Notice
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE MONEY
In Investment in Real Estate
thef in this city as we must grow in
POPULATION ANn WEALTH
For further reference see advertised List of Real Estate for
sale Every Saturday
Make a Specialty of Placing Money Collecting Interest and
taking charge of Property Collecting Rents etc for non
residents
15
aOUSES FOB BENT r
And a General Real Estate Business Transacted
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on a Strictly Commission Basis
No Speculation on prices given by the owners of Propsrtij
for sale
BEST OF REFERENCES ESTABLISHED IN 1877
IJ P BmISEY
LYNCH GLASSMAN Co
REAL ESTATE AND LOAN AGENTS
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ONE DOOR SOUTH OF POSTOFFICE
r S11 Lake Cit J
SIMON BROS
rwwwvvivviv nt
SIMO N BROSoj j
THIRD
IMMENSE DARUAIN SALE
FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS
We Beg to Offer the Following Bargains
1000 yards ORIENTAL MALTESE and EGYPTIAN LACE at 5c per yard
worth lOc loc and 20c per yard
1000 yards FANCY and PLAIN RIBBON at 5c per yard worth lOc 16c anti
20c per yard
500 yards RUOHING at 5c per yard worth lOc 15c and 20c per yard
1000 yards FANCY ORIENTAL WOOL and TINSEL LACE at lOc r
yard worth 20c 30c and 35c per yard per
100 pieces White Cream and Colored RUCHINGS at half regular price
500 pairs Misses TAFFETA GLOVES at 25c per pair worth 50c per pair
500 pairs Misses Embroidered TAFFETA GLOVES at 40c per pair worth 75c
per pair
500 pairs Ladies Colored TAFFETA GLOVES at 40c per pair worth 75c
per pair
500 pairs Ladies LISLE GLOVES at 35c per pair worth GOc per pair
300 pairs Ladies PURE SILK GLOVES at 50c per pair worth lper pair
300 h If at 75c If worth 125 and 150
per pair
300 pairs Misses SILK LACE MITTS at 35c per pair worth GOc per pair
300 pairs If at 25 r 40c r
500 pairs Ladies Misses and Childrens HOSE at lOc per pair worth 1c
and 30c per pair
500 pairs Ladies Misses and Childrens HOSE at loc per pair worth 25c and
30c per pair
500 pairs Ladies Misses and Childrens HOSE r at 25c peq pair worth 40c and
50c per pair
500 pairs Ladies Missesand Childrens HOSE at 35c per pair worth 50c and
60c per pair
500 pairs Ladies Misses and Childrens HOSE at 50c per pair worth from 75c
to 1 per pair
200 pairs Ladies CORSETS at 40c per pair worth Goc per pair
300 pairs H 50c 75c and 85c per pair
300 pairs H 75c 1 and 125 per pair
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300 pairs 1 125 and 150 per pair
20 dozen Ladies Super Gossamer VESTS high neck short sleeves at 25c each r r
worth 50c each
20 dozen CHE3HSETTES at 25c each worth 50c each
20 dozen Misses and Childrens Super Gossamer SHIRTS at 25c each worth
40c each N
20 dozen Ladies ExtraSuperfine Brown Balbriggan VESTS at 50c each worth
1 each
IMMENSE REDUCTIONS in all our Other Departments
X J4c > N BRC > s
21 and 23 W f First South Street
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