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H7 HHi l . I I 8 TRUTH. I BH I F I ' I 1)M Issued Woelily by I j, I Truth Publishing Company. I Vr ; T, estarn Newspaper Union 11m llillnar, 41 K'l South West Tomplo Street, Salt Lake Ulty. I i Jhn W. Hughes, EdltrndMnogr I' !: iterod June 10, 190.1, at Salt Lake City, Utnh , tin second-class matter undor act of Congress f March 3, 1879' I Ttrms of Subscription. ll OXK YKAU In ndvntioo) $2.00 SIX MONTHS (In ailviuico) 1.00 1'BICEK MONTHS (In ndvnuco) 75 I llj Postmasters soudlnirsubscrlptloiistnTIlUTH may retain 25 poraout of subscription price l . as commission. ! If the pnptr Is not desired beyond the ilato iilbscribod for, the publication should be i notified by letter two weeks or mora before the term expires. Discontinuances. Utmeinbtr thuttho publisher must be null- , lied by letter when a subscriber wishes his ,' paper stopped; all nrreurs iniist be paid iu : lull. 1 Itofpiests of subscribers to have their paper , mallodton now address, to secure ntton- Hon, must mention former us well as pres- H autaddross. IddressnlicoinmuiilcatlnustoTKUTII PUIi- i LISIHNO COMPANY. Suit Lake City, Utah. H ' The people of Salt Lake must feel H I i highly complimented by the article In H 1 the Tribune of last Monday. It prac- H I j tiaally brands every man and woman HI t j who walks on Main street on Sunday HI j evenings or takes his or her dinner at H a restaurant on Sunday evening as a H ll'Ortlno or a prostltuc. "Sights seen H t at sicken the soul," says the Trib- H ' uac. It must be an awful sight ln- H deed that would sicken the souls of H ( Tiomas Kearns, Prank Cannon and H Joe Lippman. H As no principal underlies an Indem- H r'ty, that satisfies the general rea- HJ rcn and moral sense, It is no wonder Hj , that the views of Russia and Japan HJ on that topic have been more dlver- HJ g nt than on any other. When Ger- HJ i iny forced her indemnity, Franco HJ is In a senso buying back her tci- HJ rl ory. The situation was what it HJ would bo If Japan were 'in absolute HJ. control of European Russia. It Is a HJ somewhat different matter for a vlc- HJ tor to say, "I Intend to hold all I havo HJ tnken and also bo paid." The only HJ cr mprohenslble ground for such a HJ c urso Is cither sheer power or the- HJ rssertion that on the other contestant HJ 1'cs all the blame and this assertion HJ is always made. In this case, how- HJ over, it meets with general nccord. HJ Japan's terms would havo seemed so- HJ vero, considering her proposal to give HJ back to Russia nothing, were It not for HJ tl-o world's belief that this war was a HJ direct consequence of a wrong done HJ to her a decade ago and continued by HJ Russia over since. HJ Sitting on the veranda of the Hotel HJ Wentworth, the poaco envoys, liko HJ other human beings, woro attacked HJ with a vivacity to which the Nowcas- HJ t'o mosquito is seldom equal. He is HJ a simall varloty, without deep reach,' HI I HyHHHHHHHHHAHHrHHHHHHHHHHH but for a few days he did much to ac quire a reputation. M. Wltte and Baron Rosen mot his assaults as do Americans. They became somewhat nervous, fairly Indignant, and active In revenge. Baron Komura and Mr. Takahira, with the other Japanese as sembled, sat as If the minute pests were of no more Importance than the Jolty New England climato or than a wandering Russian shell. They took mosquitoes as Zono or Cato would havo taken them accidents merely, unworthy of a bravo man's perturba tion. Even so they would havo acted In New Jersey. And doubtless almost any female Japanese would be mis tress of herself though China foil. Patent modlcino horrors never reached a point of deeper degradation than in the yellow fever troubles of the louth. Mr. Samuel II. Adams, whose series of articles will begin probably In live or six week3, will hardly have anything more startling to narrate than the Incredible per formance of "Poruna" in alliance with the New Orleans Times-Democrat. This sheet has accomplished a feat of prostitution which, "considering Its pretence to respectability, probably sets the record. While the south 13 struggling to check a peril of the dir est magnitude, this newspaper pub lishes an interview with Dr. Hartman, with the familiar allegation that he "said In part," and all other devices to make It look like an important piece of news. Its headlines are: "How to Avoid Yellow Peril. An In terview with Dr. Hartman Concern ing, the Yellow Plague." To the read er this is the genuine opinion of a physician. Ho can not know that Dr. Hartman Is the head of tho Peruna company, and that the Tlmes-Domo-crnt, In whom tho reader presumably has some trust, is selling Itself and , tho safety of its constituents for a bag of gold. "A summary of this inter view," tho Times-Democrat Informs us, "Is being spread broadcast over tho United States for tho benefit of yellow fever sufferers." The gist of it is that, whllo s.creons and other pro cautions are advisable, Peruna should bo taken at once and continued dur ing tho wholo course of the epidemic. "'I feel sure, the doctor went on to say (!), 'that any person following tills adViCft is In Tin flnmrnr nf tnli-ln, yellow fever.' " For anybody who be lioves wo have taken too seriously tho patent medicine evil and newspaper complicity therein, this unspeakable outrage should bo a le3son. Is there nythlng to which men can not bo led by money? To own a newspaper and hlro it out to perilous fraud In an emergency like- tho yellow fever dan ger almost surpasses one's belief in human greed. No more disheartening proof of tho need of tho crusade which wo have begun could possibly have been offered. Collier's Weekly. o Every man owes It to himsolt d Jin family to mnster a trade or oro fosslon. Read tho display advertise ment of tho six Morse Schools of Tel egraphy, in this Issue, and learn how ,o-uiiy a young man or lady may learn telegraphy and bo nssured a position. CHRISTIAN CITIZENSHIP. Is there such a thing as Christian citizenship? No, but It could bo cre ated. Tho process would bo quite simple, and not productlvo of hard ship to any one. It will bo conceded that every man's first duty Is to God; It will also be conceded, and with strong emphasis, that a Christian's first duty Is to God. It then follows, as a matter of course, that It Is his duty to carry his Christian code of morals to tho polls and vote them. Whenever ho shall do that, ho will not find himself voting for an un clean man, a dishonest man. When over a Christian votes, he votes against God or for Him, and ho knows this quite well. God Is an Issue in every election; Ho Is a candidate in tho person of every clean nominee on every ticket; His purity and His approval are there, to bo voted for or voted against, nnd no fealty to party can absolve His servant from his higher and more exacting fealty to Him; He takes precedence of party, duty to Him Is above every claim ot party. Christians and the Ballot. If Christians should voto their duty to God at the polls, they would carry every election, and do It with ease. They would elect every clean candldnto In tho United States, nnd defeat every soiled one. Their pro digious power would be quickly re alized and recognized, and afterward there would bo no unclean candidates upon any ticket, and graft would cease. No church organization can bo found In the country that would elect men of foul character to bo its shepherd, Its treasurer, and superin tendent of Its Sunday school. It would bo revolted at tho idea; it would consider such an election an Insult to God. Yet every Christian congregation In the country elects foul men to public office, while quite aware that this also Is an open nnd deliberate Insult to God, who can not approve and dcc3 not approve tho placing of tho liberties and the well being of His children In the hands ot Infamous men. It is tho Christian congregations that are responsible for the filling of our public offices with criminals, for tho reason that they could prevent it if they chose to do it. They could prevent It without or ganizing a league, without framing a platform, without making any speeches or passing any resolutions In a word, without concert of any kind. They could accomplish It by each Individual resolving to voto for God at tho polls that is to say, voto for the candidate whom God would approve. Can a man Imagine such a thing as God being a Republican or a Democrat, and voting for a criminal or a blackguard merely because party loyalty required it? Then can wo imagine that a man can Improve upon God's attitude In this matter, and by help of professional politicians in vent n bettor policy? God has no pol itics but cleanliness and honesty, and It Is good enough for men. A man's second duty Is to his fam ily. There was a time when a clergy mans duty to his family required him to bo his congregation's political slave, and voto his congregation's ticket in order to safeguard the food and shelter of his wife and children. But that time has gone by. Wo havo tho secret ballot now, and a clergy man can voto for God. Ho can also plead with his congregation to do tho like. Perhaps. We can not bo sure. Tho congregation would probably Inquire whom he was going to voto for; nnd If ho stood upon his manhood and an swered that they had no Chrlstinn right (which Is tho samo n3 saying no moral right, nnd, of course, no legal right) to ask tho question, it Is con ceivable not to say certain tbnt they would dismiss him, and bo much offended at his proposing to be a m H as well as a clergyman. H Still, there are clergymen who a H so situated as to be nblo to make i H experiment. It would bo worth wh B to try It. If tho Christians of Amen , H could bo persuaded to vote God ai. H a clean ticket it would bring about H moral revolution that would be inoti H culably beneficent. It would save t I country a country whoso Christian H have betrayed It and are destroying k H Tho Christians of Connecticut so- fl Bulkeley to the sonnto. They sent t.. H the legislature tho men who elected H him. These two crimes they coul.i H havo prevented; they did not do it H and upon them rest the shame nnd th H responsibility. Only ono clergyman H remembered his Chrlstinn morals nivi H his duty to God, and stood bravely y H both. Mr. Smytho Is probably an out H cast now, but such a man as that can H endure ostracism; and such a man a, H that Is likely to possess tho troasui. H of a family that can endure It win, H him, and bo proud to do It. I ki 9 the hem of his garment. H Four years ago Greater Now Yoru I had two tickets in tho field; one clean tho other dirty, with a single oxcep flj tlon; an unspeakable ticket with that lonely exception. One-half of the Christians voted for that foul ticket and against God nnd tho Christian code of morals, putting loyalty to S party above loyalty to God and honor H able citizenship, and they came with in a fraction of electing it; whereas H If they had stood by their professed morals they would have burled it out of sight. Christianity was on trial then, It Is on trial now. And nothing Important is on trial except Chris tianity. Another Test to Come. It wns on trial in Philadelphia, and failed; In Pennsylvania, and failed; in Rhode Island, nnd failed; In Con necticut, and failed; in New York, and failed; In Delaware, and failed; In every town and county nnd state, and was recreant to Its trust; It has efffisively busied Itself with tho small matters of charity nnd benevolence, and has looked on, Indifferent whllo Its country was sinking lower and lower In repute and drifting further and further toward moral destruction. It Is the one force that can save, and It sits with folded hands. In Greater New York it will presently havo an opportunity to elect or defeat some straight, clean, honest men, of tho sterling Jerome stamp; and some of the Tnmmnny kind. Tho Christian vote and tho Christian voto alone will decide tho contest. It, and It alone, Is master of the situation, and lord of the result. Collier's Weekly. 5A f f TELEGRAPHERS J J J NEEDED Annually, to fill tho new positions cre ated by Railroad nnd Telegraph. Com panies. Wo want YOUNG MEN and LADIES of good habits, to LEARN TELEGRAPHY AND R. R. ACCOUNTING Wo furnish 75 per cent, of tho Oper ators and Station Agents In America. Our six schools aro tho largest exclu sive Telegraph School IN THE WORLD. Established 20 years and endorsed by all loading Railway Of ficials. Wo oxocuto a $250 Bond to every student to furnish him or her n posl Ion paying from $40 to $G0 a month In Statca cast of tho Rocky Mountains, or from $75 to $100 n month In States west of tho Rockies, Immediately upon graduation. Students can enter at any time. No vacations. For full particulars regard ing any of our Schools write direct to our executive offlco nt Cincinnati, O. Cataloguo freo. The Morse School of Telegraphy Cincinnati, Ohio. Buffalo, N. Y. Atlanta Go. La Crosso, Wis. Toxarkana, Tox. San Francisco, Calif.