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4 THE OGPEN STANDARD, OGDEN, UTAH, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1913. I lit JfoiuUdL Wllll&m Claitnann, Publisher AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER (Established 1870.) Ibis paper will always light for prepress anc reform, It will not know ingly tolerate injustice or corruption and will always fight demagogues of all purties; t oppopo privileged clAefi and public plunderer; It will never lack sympathy tvlth Iho poor, 1 will always remain devoted to tho public welfare and will never be sat isfied with merely printing news- If will always be drastically independ- j ent and will r.eer be stfraid to atiacl wrong, whether eoirznnted by us rich or tns poor. 1 NO EXTRA SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE. There is a movement under way to have congress so legislate as to make unnecessary an extra session of the legislature in Utah or other statos where there Is no law-making opera tlve the amendment to the federal constitution providing for the popular election of United Statos senators There has been some talk of an extra session of the legislature of Utah, but, If congressional enactment can remedy the present defect in the law, that action should be taken with 1 1 cut delay. Utah cannot well afford the ex pense of assembling the legislators. oo ELASTICITY NEEDED IN OUR CURRENCY The new currency bill is the sub ject of much comment by the finan ciers of the country as well as the statesmen !n Washington. Henry Clew6, who sees the necessity of a more elastic currency, says the bill that has passed the house Is com plex and In many respects will prove a difficult measure to place in prac tical operation. He declares the measure Is an attempt to substitute L inr American methods the English a 1 system of banking which Is anti quated, and he polntB out his ob jections as follows: "I do not believe that the Bank of England could be re-established today If for any reason there had been a lapse In its existence. It Is j For Evening Wear; A theatre party, dance, reception in fact any social jJL function demands correct ly shod feet. Any man who wears Jm ? I is not only correctly and I comfortably shod, but he I can rest assured that his I footwear is up-to-date in 1 every respect There is a I PACKARD shoe for every I occasion. Come in and let I us show you. 111 CLARKS' of course so well established and so well managed that It will probably endure forever. But that is not an argument that we should attempt to provide either a central bank or a federation of central banks in our own country. I am not one of those who believe that the regional sys tem will prove effective in spreading the financial center throughout the country. In practice, the regional i bank at New York will become the ! dominating bank As long as New j ork is to remain the financial center I of the country It will set the pace or uame. the conditions that will pre vail and be followed elsewhere. Mer chandise la sold In this country on an entirely different basis than on which It Is sold In Europe. A manu i facturer here, for Instance, offers a certain discount for cash, ten days or thirty days or other periods, ac cording to the custom in his partic ular line He borrows from his bank on his note to pay his bills promptly and secure the discounts; and if it is found that he Is not taking ad vantage of there discounts, which are usually more remunerative than at which he can borrow, It means that his bankers will become cautious In their dealings with him It will take some time to change this sys- ; tem to that of specific bills drawn against merchandise. J i "A simpler and I think more prac tical plan for banking and currency adjustment Is. I believe, the one I suggested. We have an excellent currency system of our own that is defective In only one Important par ticular, namely, In regard to Ite in elasticity. This is the feature that . needs remedying. There is no need of finding a substitute for the pres ent $700,000,000 national bank notes or the $360,000,000 United States government greenbacks. They are concededly both safe and sound We taro also available a $500,000,000 re serve found act to provide emer gency circulation as a preventive of paulcs. The AJdrlch-Vreeland act, under which thig $500,000,000 emer gency circulation becomes available, expires next June and should. I be lieve, be renewed and continued pure ly as an emergency measure. But In acdition. In order to provide elastic ity when neither panics are present nor grave emergencies threaten, there should be made available say $260,000,000 note that are less ex pensive than the emergency notes The object of these notes would be to provide funds for crop moving I purposes, especially for the south and west, and be speedily retired af ter the crop movement has culmin ated. The notes should, in my opin ion, be issued on such a basis so as to cost the borrower at the rate of 4 per cent for the first sixty days, 5 per cent for the second sixty days and 6 per cent for the third sixty days. Such a fund would accord to aur currency system the needed ele ment of elasticity Our currency system Is our own, It has stood the test of time and certainly seems to afford an adequate basis for being continued by making such simple improvements as will make it thor oughly modem and elastically more effective. Elasticity is the only miss ing link required to make our cur rency system faultless" LOS ANGELES' NEW WATER SUPPLY. Los Angeles soon Is to have a gTeat flow of pure mountain water from Owens river. The immense aque duct, which has been under construc tion three years, is now nearly com pleted. and on last Saturday water was flowing through 135 miles of the waterway. The great aqueduct, which hae coat millions of dollars, will be 217 mires in length and large enough to divert nearly all the flow of Oweni river In the 217 miles of construction, there are 53 miles of tunnels. The people of Los Angeles now fully realize that the best move their city ever made waa to authorize the building of this mighty water sya tem. i aw FEEDING THE PUBLIC ON POISONS. A restaurant keeper in St. Louis haB been feeding his customers on hamburger steak which the pure food authorities of Missouri have found to contain aodium-sulphlte as a col oring The inspector states that the drug will keep meat looking red even after decay has progressed to a great ex tent. Pood so colored with it is sale able long after It is unfit for consump tion." This reminds us that the pure food t 1 , I laws In this country were not enacted I any too soon Had the adulterations! continued and the use of preservatives; been allowed, half of the food supplies' would have been unwholesome j Here in Utah the pure food inspect OTI have done good work, but if is possible that there Is much more for) them to do, with these latest schemes j of deceiving the public, such as th- ' one employed In St. Louis, being ; i worked. oo THE HARDY ALFALFA OF SIBERIA, The story of the hardy alfalfa, brought from Siberia by Professor Hansen of the agricultural department of thl6 government, as related in thn Review of Reviews for this month, is the discovery of a forage plant that promises to make productive Jargo areas of desert land in the north prai rie states and throughout the west. The Review of Reviews gives great credit to Professor Hansen for his discovery and ranks him with one of the greatest benefactors of the Amen can people. The eastern magazine should fol low up Ita account of the new alfalfa with at least a brief reference to the debt of gratitude which this entire western region owes the Mormon pio neerg who were the first to plant al-! falfa in this country i ROOSEVELT AND THE REGULARS If anyone is really Inclined to take seriously the standpat talk about Colonel Roosevelt being the Repub lican nominee for the presidency In 1916 let him contemplate for a mo ment the resolution adopted by the Republican state conentlon of New York the other day denouncing the Progressive proposals to make the recall applicable to Judges as well as to other elective officers and for the so-called review of Judicial decisions There ig a genuine and unmistakable reactionary ring to the language of this Republican resolution, it says: "The Republican party condemns all proposals to intimidate judges in the discharge of their duty by threats of a recall in case of an un popular decision and all proposals to nullify the decisions of the courts at the will of a temporary popular au thority through the recall of decisions' The proposition for the recall of judicial decisions Is Colonel Roose velt's own, first enunciated by him In the famous charter of democracy speech before the Ohio constitutional convention in Columbus in February, 1912. This proposal, together with the proposal to make the recall ap plicable to Judges, Colonel Roosevelt has supported upon nearly every platform from which he has spoken in the last 18 months. ThuB, unconsciously, and no doubt without in the least intending to in terfere with the deep laid schemes of those Republicans who have been assiduously spreading ,the 'Roose velt for 1918" talk, these New York reactionaries have furnished in one paragrpah of their platform the com plete and final answer to all of it. oo TARIFF ALONE IS NOT J0BLAMEi Business Hesitation Due Largely to Tight Money and Currency Legislation. Atlantic City, Sept 30,-Edwin Farnham Greene, president of the Na tional Association of Cotton Manufac turers, addressing the convention which assembled here today, said tar iff changes alone were not responsl hie fer the present curtailment of bus iness and expressed the hope that it the new bill proves an undue burden upon the cotton interests, reasonable changes In It may be made by the gov' emment. President Greene said in part . "It is perhaps hardly fair to say that all of the business hesitation In the past few months has been due to the prospect of a change In the tariff, for the tight money market, wars and prospective wars abroad and at home, and the proposed monetarv legislation in this country has contributed much to the curtailment in business In the way of restricted credits and general caution However. It is fair to as sume that In the textile business THE GREATARVEST SALE I Prices Reduced From 10 to 50 I It's the house-furnishing event of the season-and event of the greatest importance to every I single house-furnisher in this city. I It's our annual house-cleaning event, and your buying event. If your home needs I 5 things; if you've a home of your own in mind-here, friends, is the opportunity for provid- I S ing the furnishings. j The savings thus offered are'immense-they truly are remarkable. Add to this big in- I jS ducement the special terms of sale offered and you will appreciate the importance of your I J early visits to this store. We are expecting you tomorrow. I EXTRA SPECIALS ON IRON BEDS CARPETS AND RUGS ' Every Iron bed we have on display will be reduced j ZX'oot A(( THiS dePartment is on e ground floor 500 patterns $1X00 bed for $10.00 . , $12.00 bed for $8.00 to select from- A11 ncw goods styles and designs I $ 9.00 bed for tfi on ui r IS Tl: 4. i i r i i ' 'A "po,uu suitable for any room. 1 I his takes in every Iron Bed on the floor. y g HEATERS AND RANGES Tapestry Rugs'9x 14 $200 ; sa,e 1500 I Your opportunity to buy a Cole's Hot Blast Heater, Axminster Rugs, 9x12, $27.50; sale $21.50 1 and a Buck's Range cheaper than they have ever been A . I offered before. Axminster Rugs, 9x 1 2, $30.00; sale $24.00 1 No. 1 2 Cole's Hot Blast, for $12 OO Vtnn i .d n 't . I No. i5Coie'sHot Blast. for ...:::::::::::::$ii5o w,lton Vclvct Rugs 9x1 2 $52-50; saie $42.00 1 " Velvet Carpet, $1.25 per yd; sale per yd 95c See the Universal Range for TaPesti-y c-Pet, 95c Peryd; sale peryd ....75c I SS&a$& eOC AA (?r AO 1 Axminster Carpet, $1 .75 per yd; sale per yd. .. .$1.25 II sspr Jj5.00---$5.00 down. R. , A . f t7 , , i gf T Y Bigelow Axminster, $2.35 per yd; sale per yd $1.85 I ' " " 1 Ofldcn Furniture & Carpet Co. i! HYRUM PINGREE, Manager. D 1111 nM wn tit i mi " where a very radical cut is to be made In duties od Imports, the hesitatlou is due largely to such changes. Some Alarm Felt. "Frankly the best Informed raanu facturers do not feel that they know just what the effect will be. Natur ally they look with alarm on any such radical change as Is being made, but possibly the high efflcienev of out mills and the comparative proximity of the markets may enable us to com pete successfully with the foreigner but. in any event, it is certain that competition from aoroad will be much keener and a very serious factor with which to reckon "If in spite of this competition we are able to operate successfully, and by that I mean continue to pay fair wages and earn a reasonable return on the capital Invested and do so over a period of year6. we cannot complain What I fear most la that the worst will not come at once The mills of Europe are as a whole fairly well employed, particularly in Enc land on cotton goodB. and it may be true that the American mills can con M BUTTERICK PATTERNS i Have moved. You will be able to obtain your i favorite patterns at this store on and after this date. SPARGO'S BOOK STORE 1 tinue to do business at a moderat: profit in spite of Increased impo I flons. but when the business is de pressed abroad the ad valorem tariff will fail to give the same protection as with high prices at the very' time when the American mills need protec tion most. "We are, however, an optimistic l.eople and we should enter on the flew era as cheerfully as can be, hav'ng full confidence that if in spite of cur best efforts the new tariff proves an undue burden, the govern ment in Washington will see its mis take and make reasonable changes. Serious Handicaps "I think It Is sufficients ctear that one of the most serious handicaps will the. American mills is the first cost of a cotton or worsted mill, as It is nearly twice what Is Is abroad This necessitates awlce as much capital doubles the cost of repairs. Insurance, depreciation, etc This Is due almost entirely to the high wages paid In this country', particularly to skilled laborers such as carpenters, masons and mechanics. As can be clearly seen, It Is not onlv a question of actual wages paid In the mill? .but r.lso the high wages, received by ev ery AmericaD laborer, which enter into our problem "The overhead expense of Amer ican mills is necessarily high. This Is due In part to the fact that this is a large country and that mills are located at some distance rrora the market where the gooss are sold or .n which the raw material is bought. me nigner cost of living In this country means higher salaries of clerks and officers and yet the rela tive expense is very moderate. "I had occasion not lone ago to compare the expense of the execu tive office, or treasurer's office, of ser-al-New England mills, includ ng the salaries of the officers, and 1 found that such expense averaged a turn t one-half of one per cent of the net sales. Moreover, those of us who are familiar with the conditions of the country know that the selling expense Is very moderate as com pared with the cost of soiling other articles The expense to a mill of belling its production Is very mod entfl Many grey goods mills sell heir production at a total cost of ,efi" two Pr cent on the sales Efficiency Engineer Needed. Any observant outsider can In a carnal visit to our mills ee ways of economising, as -they think, but those of us who have been In the business reli, that there are com- i lei conditions to contend with I I ee no reason why the efficiency engineer has not Just as much of a I 'ace in the industrial world as a lavvycr or a mechanicaJ engineer. We cannot aliotv either one to run our business. "Much a6 we may feel discouraged at the present moment, we have parsed through hard times before and possibly the effect may not be as disastrous as some believe. In any event. we are going forward with courage. believing in the energy ability and efficiency of the Ameri can manufacturer and laborer and in the fairness of the American people In the long run. rvn RECOMPENSE FOR SOCIALISTS LOSS Washington, QcL 1 Bruce Rogers of beattlQ, WaaJu .an attorney repre senting the StH Socialists" whose ?.r..perty was 4ajnfcd during rhe re 0?"u ri.,U, P11'! n by sailors of the United fltatwe fleet, called on President Wll sen .'today to urge an proal of the bill Introduced hy Sena tor Polndexter. appropriating funds to recompense the abeiallsts for their property loss. President Wilson told Mr Rogers he would consult Senator Polndexter In the matter. OO WILSON DEDICATES INSIGNIAOF PEACE Washington. Oct. 1 President WIT son today dedicated as an insignia of peace an American flag which has bfen carried from battlefield to bat tlefield throughout the south by Mv Jor Alfred F. Judson. an ex-Cotifeder ate soldier of Lor Angeles, during recent tour In the Interest of peace Major Judsoo. who has conducted patriotic exercises while the ts- flag waved over Mission Ridge Chick amauga. Appomattox. Oettysbtfrg and 1 other battle grounds of the Civil Wvl planted the flag over WMhrat:tn tomb a few days ago. Asthe ff'ip was unfurled In the executl? by Major Judson and Lleutr-n-eral Young, representing the f.rand I Army of the Republic, the preslcten 4jV 1 ggsgg I joined the donor6 in expressing hope for domestic and international peace. -Of) TEN ARRESTS THE U RESULT OF RIOTS : - s i m Calumet. Mich . Oct 1 Ten srrssts were made in the Calumet copper strike district as the result of rtotlnK today Annie demons, one of the leaders ol the women strike sympa thlzere. and Ben Ooggia, a strike lead er, are among those in custody. Workmen were intimidated and ono ta deputy was badly beaten Striken who prevented men from going to work at the Allouej mine were dU persed by cavalry. kj Considerable shooting by strikers in Keweenew district last night wig reported to militia headquarters Automobile hunting parties wern jtfj fired on as they passed through that district A Calumet physician re turning from a call to Ahmeek ws fired on. on of th.- bullets cutting off one of the fingers of his driver. There was the usual picketing by strikers throughout the zone u -oo ijjj Still. It may have been the an- g nouncement of Emmellne Pankhurtt's ir visit that made the fire insurance w companies want to get back to Mis- 'in souri Washington Post I -KI Choice of I Eleven Trains j; Salt Lake City l CONFERENCE . STATE "FAIR I OREGON SHORT LINE l $1.10 Round Trip j ,s 3n Sale daily up to Oct. 6th. Indus ve. Return limit Oct. 12th. City Hcket Office, 2514 WashlnHton Avs.