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Tho Standard invites the attention
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ing rates In Utah
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Ogden has even onehalt the bonafldo
actual subscribers that The Evening
Standard hap In fact we challenge
the comparison of am subscription list
kith that of The Efvonlng Standard
The city council and officials of the
Harriman lines are expected to come
to nn agreement this evening over
the supplying of water to the railroads
The Union Pacific has its own pipe
line extending from the yards to a
reservoir near the citys reservoir and
It Is proposed that the Union Pacific
make connections with the citys water
supply conveying the water to Its own
reservoir and on through Its own sys
tem of pipes the charge for the water
thus diverted to be based on a meter
rate of about 4 cents a thousand gal
The city should go as far as pos
sible in meeting the needs of the
Jlornman roads and in affording them
an ample water supply at minimum
cost as the Harriman roads are an
important factor In the upbuilding of
this community We do not know
what It costs to deliver 1000 gallons
of water Into the city reservoir but
that cost perhaps with a small mar
gin added should be figured out and
wade the basis of the negotiations
Our Idea Is that the city is not In the
water business ns a moneymakor Tho
object Is to furnish the people of Og
den with good water at the smallest
cost all things considered such as
the upkeep of the system and neces
sary Improvements With that in
view the city council should find It not
difficult to decide on a rate and the
railroad officials should know when
fair terms have been offered hence
there should como a speedy agree
The Union Pacific management Is
not unfriendly to Ogden and Ogden
through Its city council should recog
nize that fact and ho as generous in
dealing with our friends as It Is pos
sible to lm and do no one an Injus
If Ogden had a half price excursion
rate from the Oregon Short Line and
from all the other railroads running
In to Ogden two three or four times
each year and If when the people of
Salt Lake should ask just once for
the same privilege that Ogden was get
ting several times each and every
year and If the general passenger
agent should say We will give you
rates Mr Salt Lake but you can not
hay as good rates as Ogden gets
Ogden alone can have the half rates
but we will give Salt Lake a rate
that gives Ogdon 33 13 per cent the
best of Salt Lake City rates further
that Ogden can have the rates from
the whole intermountain country
while Salt Lake can only have tho
rate wo offer in only onefourth of
Opdons territoolf that were true
how Ions would Salt Lake stand such
treatment That is just what General
Passenger Agent D E Burley has said
to Ogden
if Mr Burley treated Salt Late City
as ho doe Ogdeu how many Salt Lake
merchants would ship over the liar
rlman lines any goods they could ship
I over some other railroad Yet the
Harriman freight solicitor feels
aggrieved r because a cortnln Ogdonltcl
has ordered a faw cars of freight over
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the Rio Grande instead of over his
road Why should a man refuse re
ciprocity ThORlo Grande gives Og
den all It asks for in tho shape of
rates and the same rates Itgives Salt
Lake City while the Harriman lines
refuse to do so
The Rio Grande says Ogden i can
have any rate itmake to Salt Lake I
City The Harriman passenger agent
within 33
says we will give Ogden
per cent ns cheap rates as we give
Salt Lake and then only in onefourth
the territory In which Salt Lake gets
Should Ogdonltes kick Should we
protect ourselves Have Ogdenitos
any rights In the railroad world Is
the Harriman system of railroads cre
ated exclusively for Salt Lake City
It not let It be shown that Ogden
can have rates once in a hundred
years that Salt Lake receives every
That Senator Reed Smoot Is a credit
to the State of Utah Is cot forth In a
statement in the New York Herald
Senator Smoots place on the senate
finance committee Is a most enviable
one and has drawn attention to the
Utah man all the great papers of the
country having seen fit to make com
ment dn the Senators rapid rise The
Now York Herald says
It is the long stride from fighting
against big odds to retain a seat In
the United States Senate to a place
In Its highest councils but it Is ono
which line been taken by Senator
Reed Smoot of Utah In one term
Even before Senator Smoot had taken
his seat tho storm of protest against
his retaining It hadbegun to swell In
Eastern states and when he took tho
oath of office Its clouds hung so
threateningly that they would have
frightened a less daring fighter
It was three sessions before the
storm of criticism of tho now Utah
senator had subsided and the Senate
committee on privileges and elections
reported In favor of permitting him to
retain his treat Then as if he had
been storing up energy during the two
previous years Mr Smoot launched
into his work as a senator like a
dynamo Those who worked with him
and tried to maintain his pace soon
dropped by the wayside and left this
tall quiet man of few words and much
energy plodding steadily onward
During all the time that his right
to sit In the Senate had been ques
tioned Senator Smoot had not lifted I
his voice except to vote Now the Sen
ate found that it had a good debater
Mr Smoot profited by his silence and
the opening of his fourth session found
him well located upon the Republican
side andactive
On March 4 1909 Senator Smoot
began his second term Opposition to
him because of his close connection
with the Mormon church had disap
peared Those who had taken a care
ful look into his life found that his
beliefs did not intrude themselves up
on the dally lives of others and came
to know him as an ordinary American
citizen with plenty of Western snap
and energy
Today Senator Smoot Is bearing as
a member of the committee on finance
a heavy burden being one of the nine
Republican senators who framed the
tariff bill just about to be reported to
the Senate Membership In this com
mittee is the most sought appointment
In the United States Senate It is im
portant from a financial standpoint
and gives a senator power which is
not refused The honor went to Sena
tor Smoot unsought but was earned
by hard persistent careful work upon
less Important committees
His work was watched and marked
by Senate leaders When the new com
mittees wore chosen at the beginning
of the extraordinary session Mr
Smoot rose to the top of the heap On
this committee he is associated with
Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island its
chairman and Senator Hale of Maine
These two men are the leaders of the
Senate They wore the ones who
chose Reed Smoot to help them in the
tariff work which is watched by the
whole business world
Representative Coudroy of Missouri
has introduced in the house a bill mak
ing It a misdemeanor to publish any
advertisement containing false state
ments and fraudulant descriptions
such as bankrupt sale fire sale
and Clio like as well as false state
ments concerning professional skill
such as no cute no pay etc
It is drawn very much on the line of
tho pure food bill and requires that
every advertisement of commodities
shall accurately describe the material
out of which they are made
The effort to regulate the advertis
ing pages of a newspaper by statutory
enactment says the Oakland Times Is
not exactly In keeping with the spirit
of the times but without entering into
the merits of the measure we may
point to the fact that there has been
a remarkable improvement in the char
acter of advertlsmonts during the
few years
There was a time undoubtedly when
the prevailing idea In tho writing of
advertisements was to make sensation
al and exaggerated statements The
advertising business was in Its in
fancy and the publicity campaigns In
volving the expenditure of millions of
dollars by a single firm were beyond
the wildest dreams The ad writer
earning a salary as large as that of
tho president of a great railroad sys
tem or other large corporation had
not yet come up on the field with a
wealth of original Ideas and a reputa
tion sustain
The most striking influence on the
publicity of the times was the method
employed by an Immortal circus man
who modestly claimed to have the
greatest show on earth and adopted
as Ills motto the dictum that the
American people love to bo humbug
ged The English language was ran
sacked and exhausted In the search j
for flamboyant adjectives to describe
the Circassian lady and the wild man
from Borneo the Cardiff giant and the
I Siamese twins Everything was cloud
compelling stunning and stupendous
Unfortunately tho influence of this
kind of publicity permeated the whole
country and every man who undertook
to set forth the merit of his wares
adopted this cheap gorgeousness this
catchpqnny abuse of superlatives
The growth of competition and the
scientific development of advertising
gradually changed all this It was
soon discovered that the merchant
who misled his customers forfeited
their confidence and esteem and that
f in advertising as in DO many other de
partments of endeavor honesty was
the best policy
The professional ad writer recog
nized this almost instinctively and side
by aide with the search for originality
and attractiveness In type and Illus
trations went the policy of honesty
and candor
This tendency has been growing and
expanding until today the advertising
columns of a newspaper are recogniz
ed as the great clearing house for com
mercial Information The daily adver
tisement Is the bureau of information
as to new styles new fabrics and all
the novelties put out by the Ingenuity
of the world The uptodate advertis
er has no disposition whatever to mis
represent the goods he has to sell It
would cost him his reputation and the
competition is so keen that he cannot
afford to Impair this valuable asset
Ho seeks rather to present the fullest
and most accurate Information he can
furnish his customers and the adver
tising columns of a modern newspaper
are as Interesting as any other depart
ment of the paper
The building of the cutoff from
DevilsGate at the mouth of Weber
canyon to Fanplngton does not ap
peal to those outside railroad circles
as a profitable undertaking At best
only a few miles of road could be
eliminated and the number of trains
which could make use of the cutoff
would be few The Los Angeles Lim
ited might go over the cutoff and
still there Is enough Ogden travel on
that train to cause the management to
desire to accommodate Ogden people
If the cutoff is to be built regard
less of expense then no argument such
as Influences other business enter
prises wlll prevail against the pro
ject but If It Is a question of dollars
and cents with profit and loss to be
estimated the road Is doomed to fail
ure when its data is dissected by those
In the employ of the Harriman lines
who pass upon the financial end of all
proposed mill oad changes
How Helena Modjeska the famous
actress of Polish birth triumphed over
all obstacles including that of a lan
guage strange tq her and gradually
rose to tho pinnacle of fame In this
country Is related by Charles Phillips
of San Francisco
Thirty years ago Helena Modjeska
having permanently retired from the
stage after a brilliant career in Europe
arrived in America It was In 187C at
the time of the Centennial exposition
and in company with her partya ver
itable colony of geniuses exiles and
patriots Sienkiewicz among them
she visited our first worlds fair
Thence to California the altruistic lit
tle colony betook itself and settled
down in delightful ease at Anaheim
A second Brook Farm was launched
As long as their funds lasted they
lived a perfectly delightful life The
dream was soon rudely broken and the
happy colonists had to get out of their
hammocks and go to work some of
them at least Necessity brought
Modjeska back to the stage to which
she had bidden farewell
The first thing to do to carry out
her resolve to again turn to the stage
was to learn English and in 1S77 the
Chlapowskls left the farm and went
up to San Francisco It was there
they met Miss Tucholsky the young
woman with whom almost at once ar
rangements were made for Modjeska
to study English and to whom she
owes much of her start In America
Then began a struggle which often
laBted nights as well as days for her
Modjeska found English stubborn and
difficult and progress was liscourag
Ingly slow at first altogether too slow
for her eager ambition Finally when
she saw that it would take months to
master the language sufficiently to use
it fluently sho decided that for the
time being she would learn only the
English of those parts In which she
wished to first appear She had un
bounded confidence In her well train
ed memory So the study of Cleopa
tra was begun a role she had never
done in Europe
The trust she had put in her memory
had not boon misplaced At tho end
of loss than four months she had com
pletely memorized in English the parts
of Adrienne Lecouvreur Cleopatra Ju
liet and Ophelia a remarkable feat
All this time she was watching or
an opening on the stage John Mc
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Cullough and Barton Hill were both I
theatrical managers In San Francisco
at that time and they were time and
again solicited for an engagement
But Modjeska was what might be call
ed a totally unknown quality in tho
theatrical world of the far west
Though she had been for ten years
leading lady of the Imperial theater
of Warsaw selecting her own plays
and appearing as she chose and
though all Europe had acclaimed her
it did not servo her as an introduction
in San Francisco not at least as an
introduction of any use She was ten
dered every coirtesy It Is true by the
managers but they looked upon her
merely as some wealthy titled lady
whose fad was the stage Her title of
countess went against her there was
a Russian princess appearing on the
local stage at the time who was a
fraud and managers were wary
Charles Coghlan was playing In San
Francisco then and playing to empty
houses too for the public seemed to be
altogether inappreciative him But
Modjeska saw him often and admired
him Her admirationywas deepened
by the strong resemblance Coghlan
bore to her favorite brother Felix
who had become the foremost actor of
Poland and whose death was one of
MoJjeskas greatest sorrows
When Modjeska knew Adrienne Le
couviour In English and also tho bal
cony scene from Romeo and Juliet
the undaunted Tucholsky again went
to Hill and asked hlmjlo make an ap
pointment to hear Modjeska read Hill
tried to got out of Itbut she finally
secured the appointment for 11 oclock
the next morning
Standing in the middle of the bare
gaunt hall with no stage effects to aid
her and with one man the most bored
looking stage manager in the world
for an audience the great Polish ac
tress recited the last act of Adrienne
Lecouvreur Tucholsky read the other
parts and carefully watched the face ot
Barton Hill as the heart breaking
story was pictured before him through
Modjeskas face and voice The change
of expression on Hills face from one
of weariness to wonder and rapt en
joyment was a drama In itself When
tho last anguished words of Adrienne
were uttered before death ended her I
suffering Barton Hill was in tears I
My dear madam he cried grasp I
Ing her hand and dashing his tears
away you may play at the California
theater whenever you are ready and
as long as you may wish He had
witnessed a revelation
The next day MoJjcska and her I
friend went down again to the theater
where Hill had McCullough present
to hear the actress read this time on
the stage She had her English well
in command with that soft foreign ac
cent that has always given It added
charm and as Juliet in the balcony
scene which she first recited she was
a vision of grace and loveliness Then
followed the tragic story of Adiienno
rendered with even more power than
before If that were possible Before
the day closed Modjeska had been en
gaged for a two week appearance at
the California theater
That night in August 1877 when
Modjoska in the full flush of her beauty
and power made her first entrance
upon the American stage was indeed
a memorable one that still lives vivid
ly in the recollection of those who wit
nessed her appearance The play was
Adrienne Lecouvrour and support
Ing Modjeska wore Tom Koone as
Maurice ale Saxe and Harry Edwards
as MIchonne There was never any
thing like It seen in a San Francisco
theater before or since Men and wom
en stood up they mounted their seats
they cried they cheered they even
tried to stampede the stage to grasp
the hands of this wonderful woman
who had played with such merciless
and flying figures of genius upon tho
harp strings of their hearts Modjes
ka was radiant with Joy glory grati
tude The old fires were leaping In her
soul She Inflamed the new west
as she had emblazoned Europe with art
and genius
The next morning when John Mc
Cullough went again to congratulate
Modjeska he suddenly burst Into tears
Recovering himself he said in a voice
charged with emotion Madame I can
bring you only a tribute of tears
That was only one of many such trib
utes Tho scene had suddenly chang
ed The newspapers became as vocif
erous In her praise as they had before
been silent and chary of recognition
Modjeska waS on every tongue and
the theater was nightly packed
McCullough was given a benefit ap
pearlngUn Hamlet Modjeska giving a
wonderful interpretation of Ophelia
this time in Polish She had won
fame In Europe for her portrayal of tho
unhappy maid of Elsinore having
made a special study of insanity even
to the extent of spending I seVeral
months In a madhouse to perfect It
She had placed the role beyond tho
limitations of vernacular and made It 1
I a
Voice of River Mute Second
Time Within Memory of
n rralo April HThe voice of
Niagara was muto today for the sec
ond time inthe memory of man The
river Is frozen solid trom bank to
On Wednesday the worst gale of the
season was recorded The solid ice
fields of Lake Erie were churned from
end to end and piled Ina huge mass
at the lower end of the lako
At Niagara Falls there had been a
heavy Ice bridge In the pool below
the cataract since the middle of tho
winter Under the impact of the mass
of Ice from the lake above and the
added floes brought through by the
wind the bridge gave way and began
to surge down the rapids But before
it could win freedom In Lake Ontario
the wind shifted to the north Instant
ly the moving floes packed at tho
mouth of the river The pack froze
steadily and each hour brought add
ed pressure from above
Unable to escape by Its natural
channels the level of the river quickly
rose The highest flood level record
ed for previous years is 28 feet above
the normal Friday night the river
was forty feet above normal Walter
poured over the window sills of the
power house of the Ontario Power
company and flooded the machines
The tracks of the great gorge route
wore covered from the lower steel
arch bridge to Lowlstou
Conscvntive estimates place the
damage at one million dollars All
day long a constant stream of visitors
poured down the railway tracks the
trolley tracks packed the trains and
the cars and oven rodo and walked
across country to see a sight that is
not likely to repeat Itself within tho
present generation
Washington April llThe practice
of over valuing dressed beef trans
ported and of using such over valua
tion as a basis for claims against rail
road companies when the beef Is In
jured or destroyed In transit must
be stopped at once according to a
decision reached by Attorney Gene
ral Wickorsham as a result of an in
vestigation made because of com
plaints against one of the large beef
packing companies of Chicago The
complaints say the company had
placed a flctlclous value on beef claim
ed to have been Injured or destroyed
in transit
The attorney general says tho cal
culated cost price of tho beef in ques
tion Is too large as no allowance Is
made for the large profits from tho
sales of the hides and other bypro
Great Demonstrations Held
in Honor of Hibernian
Dublin April 11When the steamer
Cedric arrived at Queenstown today
a delegation representing various bod
ies went down the harbor in a tender
to welcome the two delegates from the
Ancient Order of Hibernians of Am
erica Mathew Cummings < national
president and tho Rev Father II P
ODonnell state chaplain of Massa
chusetts who were on board
The party then came to Dublin
where great demonstrations were held
tonight The work of the Hibernians
of America Catholic faith and the fa
therland were highly eugollzed and tho
hope expressed that the mission may
succeed In dissolving the dlssensionu
among the Irish at homo
The object of the American dele
gates In going abroad Is to lay before
the Ancient Order of Hibernians of
England Scotland Ireland and Aus
tralia a proposal to amalgamate theso
organizations with the division of thj
order In the United States Both del
egates claim they came In the Inter
osts of peace and unity among the
factions of the order and advocate
one grand platform on which Irish
men should unite
British Cheer Roosevelt I
Teddy Bear Occupies
Place on Bridge Deck
Suez April nThe steamer Admir
al with exPresident Roosevelt on
board which passed out of the canal
about 10 oclock last night made a
brief stop at Suez then proceeded
down tho Red sea The vessel will
make stops at Aden and Mogadiscio
on the cast coast of Italian Somali
During the trip through the canal
the Admiral slowed up to permit a
party to land at Ismailla which Is
about half way distant between the
Red and Mediterranean seas The
landing party consisted of Kermit
Roosevelt Maj Mearns Edmund lid
ler zoologist and J Alden Lorlug
Their Intention was to make a collec
tion of bird specimens and proceed
to Suez by train
Mr Roosevelt took occasion to deny
vehemently an alleged interview which
appeared in tho Paris Journal saying
lOr have not seen any representative
of that paper and have made no state
ment to the press except that given
out at Messina
Tho Admiral passed the steamer
City of Paris from Kurachee crowded
with British passengers These cheer
ed Mr Roosevelt enthusiastically A
large Teddy bear occupied a place
on tho bridge deck Mr Roosevelt
answered by waving his hat
Lenox Mass April nSlx persons
lost their lives three others wero bad
ly burned and property loss of be
tween 200000 and 300000 was
caused by a fire in thin citys business r
section early today I
Four business blocks and four
houses were burned
The dead
EDWARD C VENTRES electrician a
The injured
Mrs Catherine Root and her two
sonJ George and Arthur severely 1
burned I
The loss of life occurred in the
Clifford building and resulted from a
series of explosions of turpentine
paints oils and dynamite stored In + ±
3 >
the cellar
Of Bishop Thoburn After
Half Century of Miss =
ionary Work
Meadvillo Pa April HJames M r < >
Thoburn for twenty years Methodist r + I
Episcopal bishop of Malaysia and for i
a century engaged In missionary work
in India was greeted by bishops and r7i eLi
clergy from nil over the country today iStf
at the beginning of tho jubilee celebra bJiJt
tion of tho fiftieth anniversary of his tr
sailing for India Next Tuesday It
will be half a century since he began i
his notable missionary career ir
The celebration the climax of which i ° f
will be the presentation to Bishop k
Thoburn next Tuesday of a handsome lkp
homo by one hundred friends In the iii
Methodist Episcopal church began r 7
today with the semicentennial ser ti 1t
mon by the bishop In the afternoon drs
a platform meeting was held at which 1i
addresses were delivered by Dr Steph A 1
en II Herben editor of the Epworth y t
Herald and Miss Lilivatl Singh an 1fi l
Instructor in the IsabellaThoburn col I f1
lege at Lucknow India fi
Tonight Dr Homer C Stuntz as
sistant secretary of the board of home frt t
missions reviewed Bishop Thoburns Yb + 1
lifework which Is recognized In his
church as having brought about re trl
markable developments In the mission
fields of Southern Asia The Malaya I
sla annual conference and the Philip i
pine Islands annual conference are Ii
the direct outgrowth of his servIces
Flodrick Great Scott Has Wlkln l
lost his mind c
nn AlhcrtI dont think so why
Kodrlck Just look at the Illumina
tion In his house He has had every Yy
gas jet burning all day long itJ
Van Albert Oh thats Just a little I1
scheme Bllklns has to Increase nis f t
gas bill this month His wife Is com < S
ing back tomorrow and he told me ho r
had been remaining at homo and read MIng r
Ing every night since she went away Jjol
If phe looked at the gas bill and found s t
It to be only 32 cents ho would bo J
cornered for an explanation F
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