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Wllll&m Claitnann, Publisher
(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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
i aw
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.
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
i Have moved. You will be able to obtain your
i favorite patterns at this store on and after
this date.
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
"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.
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.
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
1 ggsgg
I joined the donor6 in expressing hope
for domestic and international peace.
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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
Choice of I
Eleven Trains j;
Salt Lake City 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.

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