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I ! " TRUTH
H to buy those who wish to buy can
H easily do so if all saloons arc closed,
H as you know, the above mentioned
H places with the help of the drug-stores
H can easily supply the town.
B Take a walk for a block or two
I look at the drug-store windows full
of quarts, pints, and half-pints of
cheap bonded whiskey, oh, no
could'nt buy that on Sunday. It's
there to sell; do they pay the retail
license? You can buy it on Sunday,
H Now, I say, equal rights to all and
M ' special privileges to none I don't
M mean the saloon-keepers, hang them.
B . But this poor fellow who has been
H ( working all week? What about him
M if the lid is down tight? He can't go
M to the high-tone club, 'cause he isn't
M acquainted with any member, who
m can steer him through; he can't af-
fl ford to pay a dollar for a bottle of
fl beer, besides he is afraid of being
M robbed; he can't get it in the drug-
m store, because they don't know him.
fl Dear Tiuth I can't go any fur-
fl thcr, you know what I mean. Why
H this everlasting fight against the sa-
M loon-keepers? A club that sells
H booze is a saloon drug-store also
M they arc no better, and often worse.
M Clubs and drug-stores should pay the
fl license and should close on Sunday
M as saloons arc forced to do.
P Things are off from the ground up;
M a lot of Jackrabbits from all over the
m state meet here and make laws for
fl this city They turn down good bills
fl and pass worthless ones some of
m the enlightened members tried hard
B to pass a bill that would have put an
B end to the practice so noticeable here
M of women patronizing saloons, not
M only rooms for "ad5cs," ladies?
H Ignorant animals, but also places
H where the lowest of women hang
H around by day where they sleep in
H chairs at night, where men, not halt
H so black as painted, lose their lives;
M why there is really work to do for
M those hot-air temperance workers,
Hj who know everything, and never ac-
Hjj complish anything, but are going to
Hj going to. It's tiresome.
H ' The laws of this state have served
H their purpose. They were all right
H once. An entire new system should
H be had. A' Hcncy should come here,
H r put the Schmitzs and the Rucf
H '' where they should be.
H Well, never mind, dear Truth, I
H am just like you are, when I get start-
H1; cd I don't know when to quit. But
l tell me what you think of it all, any-
H, way, next week. I must go get a
Hi .1 shock, so goodbye.
It, Your cloudy and scuttled friend,
I, A SALOON KEEPER.
I O '
H Saturn with her disappearing rings
H is doubtless sympathizing with
Hj some of the grand dames of New
H, York, whose husbands have been
H hard hit in Wall Street.
H Patrick Henry, unci's and nephew,
I' - are contesting with each other for
Hlf John Sharp Williams' place in Con-
I I gress. But whichever wins, John
I Sharp's seat will remain vacant.
HARD TIMES AND WAGES.
The business depression is hurry
ing two opposing theories toward
a conflict which is pretty certain to
be sharp and may prove very ser
ious. Ever since the first talk of
hard times began to be heard, the
view has been commonly expressed
in financial circles that some slack
ening of production, involving espec
ially a shrinkage in the cost of labor,
would not only be necessary but desir
able. It has been taken for granted
that a decline of billions in the prices
of securities since the beginning of
the year would be followed in due
time by a corresponding decline in
wages, and financiers have said thr,
would be necessary and wholesome
economy, enabling our overtaxed cap
ital to catch up again with the de
mands upon it.
But this theory is not accepted by
labor. It takes precisely the opposite
view. It holds that the way to check
the depression is to keep wages up
and so maintain the purchasing pow
er of the people. President Gompcrs
of the American Fedcrrtion of Lab
or has repeatedly urged the unions
not to accept reductions in wages
under any circumstances. In the an
nual convention of the Federation at
Norfolk he vehemently proclaimed
this principle. "Not in the history
of all our country," he said, "has
there been what has been termed a
shrinkage of values so great as in
the few months past. The shrinkage
occurred not upon actual, tangible
values, but upon inflated or watered
stocks, which in the financial' vern
acular arc termed 'values.' In former
periods when shrinkage of inflated
values, transpired, its general 'in
fluence upon industry was almost
immediately to affect the real values
of production, which in turn were
forced upon the toilers in the form
of reductions of wages, bringing in
their wake an industrial crisis and
"It is due to the determined and
clean-out policy of labor of our coun
try that our princes of finance, des
pite their machinations, could not in
fluence employers of labor to hazard
an attempt at wage reductions. If
all labor will unfalteringly adhere to
the determination to resist any and
all reductions in wages, we shall not
only avoid the misery, poverty, and
calamity of the past, but we shall
teach financiers, employers, and eco
nomists in general a new philosophy
of life and industry, the magnificent
and humane influences of which will
live for all time."
Thus the issue is sharply defined.
"Wages arc an expense," says one
theory, "and in times of depression
expenses must be cut down." "Work
men arc consumers," says the other,
"and the way to make business ac
tive is to give consumers the means
to buy goods." The test of these
two theories is at hand.
IF YOU'LL REMEMBER
the fact that Castle Gate and Clear Creek Coal contains about 94
percent of volatile matter and fixed carbon, you'll understand why
it is to your advantage to useit.
There's economy and satisfaction in every pound of it. Why
not burn it?
UTAH FUEL COMPANY
DOOLY BLOCK, CITY.
Baltimore Union made Cigars arc
good to smoke. They arc made to
' Wilson Whiskey. That's all at
. RIEGER & LINDLEY,
The Whiskey Merchants.
of the Dollars and late they will take care of you. '
Fortunes have been made and lost in a minute's time because one
man had what the o'hers did not have a little ready cash.
The man who never has a dollar laid away for the rainy day is a
slave, for he is constantly under the bondage of those who have
You can make a success of saving by starting a small account.
You will be surprised to see it grow.
Utah Sayings and Trust Company
4 Per Cent on Savings.
We will move into our new building about November 15th 1907.
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Bepa.tment.S 3Sn Departments
Our Toy Department
BIGGEST and FINEST DEPARTMENT DEVOTED EXCLUSIVE-
LY TO TOYS, BETWEEN CHICAGO AND SAN FRANSISCO.
, PRICES VERY LOW THE INDUCEMENT