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THE $rMliaflLU iiiL'iSLii H. r. F1XT, Eriltor aol Hnaafr. Entewd at the post oflloe tit Rprlnfrvtllo. Club, for transiulNiion ihrougn the uiuIIb us cond-chuui matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One year, S2.00 Six months, - - - l.M) Three months. .75 CHEAP OFFICERS. Cheap officers of a city are not to be trusted and if persisted id will cause the city to come to grief. We have always protested against the useless laughter of the salaries of efficient officers. By refference to the last city council minutes it will be seen that Councilor Robertson, with Councilor Loynd as a close second, placed themselves them-selves on record as desiring to cut everything in the way of salaries that was brought up for discussiou. Mr. Robertson argues that, as wages bare come down on all classes of labor aod of farm products, that those of pnblic officers should. lie took for his special prey the position of street-eupervisor. street-eupervisor. This officer gets the munificent mu-nificent sum of 12.00 per day, and Mr. Robertson tried to reduce his wages to 11.50 per day. The Idea of asking an Intelligent man to work for this amount! The man who works for 11.50 per day even at common labor in some countries takes chances of being drum uied out of tow n. A rcau who asks an officer who has the responsibilities of a street supervisor super-visor in a town of over 3,000 population popula-tion ia no friend of labor, is no well-balanced city councilor and ougbt to be pre-eraptorlaly sat down on we rejoice that both gentlemen were squelched. Neither one would think of leaving bis work to accept the position, evn at 92.00 per day We are informed that each suiervisor In Utah county gets from 12 00 per day up, the very smallest precinct allowing this much, for each o iy worked. It Is no steady Job, only jntermitent. but he must be ready at any callhence can engage in no steady work. In Sprlngville the street supervisor ii expected to keep the streets, viaducts via-ducts (or flumes), and bridges in order in addition to collecting and working the poll taxes, his work is uot done in eight houri time, as is the case with a common laborer who shovels mud and throws down bis tools at whistle blow. This officer, if as good as the present Incumbent, must needs lay awake at light working with his brain, of an evening be must make up bis reports, he has niea working under him tbat require a man of brains to oversee, and as brains are the ruling power of this age, he must mix this very desirable desir-able commodity with his work. God forbid that we st ould inau. a ate a pinched, parsimonious or impecunious impecuni-ous era on the dawn of Statehood when to much is expected; our city, of over 3,000 population cutting salaries sal-aries down below that paid in the smallest precinct in the county. Tbat we should have elthei Incompetent men or men who will neglect their duties for more remunerative avocations avoca-tions when selected, is not pleasant t contemplate. WOMEN IN POLITICS. Statehood has now assured our ladies of the absolute endowment of franchise and now It is incumbent on us to re-iterate the great necessity of exercising their rights In such a way that politics shall be raised to a blgber plane. There are some who think the Introduction In-troduction of woman's influence Into politics will result In lowering the plane but why, they cannot say, nor can any true student of political economy. There is, however, a danger dan-ger that tbey may permit the influence influ-ence of their brethern to be too marked, Instead of exercising their Inherent right to stand with man In the front and lead him up, as they do In all other paths of life. There are many things connected with political life tbat are utterly repugnant to a true lady sort are certainly unnecessary, unneces-sary, having only been Introduced by a low order of political tricksters. These things will be relegated to the background, If not entirely expunged, If our ladles will assume their new powers with that same grace, tact and skill that characterlr.es their very preseace and being. Do notallow any bold or loud wtman office-seeker to carry you off yvur feet and bring discredit on your efforts. There Is always a class of "woman's rights" women who bring a blush of shame to the cheeks of their less hold butjuti patriotic sisters, by their la t':tf 1.U" 1 J ll.lt t.'Mf ' If I iiit JUiJ.t'' ID tl:i "iU. .';,; i....,;.' j thooaa. JoU. In with, the truo pat-rttiis pat-rttiis of our oonntry to make politics i thoy should t, or.o of tho bright beams of American freedom; help them extirpate the many evils of political poli-tical life. We do not believe suffrage bus been given women just to share theotlices and troubles of public life-Their life-Their mission, in our jn Igmeut, is to purify rather than to lead. It Is unnatural un-natural to expect that women are adapted to executive, legislative and municipal duties when their sphere has been sodifferent in this regard. Ladies, do not strive to take everything every-thing before you,, fill all the offices in sight, run campaigns aod make speeches. Your plac) is just where it lias always been, only in another channel that of the quiet advisor. Use your intuition to its fullest power to learn as to who is worthy of political politi-cal or other honor. Use your refining refin-ing influence to reduce the vices of, if not entirely re-construct the organization organi-zation of American politics. j CHARITY OR BUSINESS- A great many people imagine the great reason for tbe existeuce of a newspaper is to give some poor individual indi-vidual an opportunity to make more or less of a living: consequently they feel it their duty to contribute to its support as a matter of charity. And in that matter as in others they are often charitable under protest. This is entirely wrong. The work of publishing a newspaper is a purely business proposition, both as regards its publisher and its patrons in the community. The publisher makes it his business to provide the people of ibe community with Information in regard to their progress and welfare; it is also a part of his business busi-ness to see that news of bis town's business standing, development, etc., is heralded abroad, both as a means of advertising the place and of furnishing furnish-ing intending settlers with valuable information. For the same reason that a progressive progres-sive business man gives publicity to his business, a community should give its advantages and attractions publicity. Tbe business men and citizeas are each, in proportion to bis means, obligated by his duty to his town to see that this work is carried on. EverVone should give tbe local paper bis financial and moral support, The fact that another paper, in tbe antipodes or elsewhere, furnishes four or five times the amount of paper and matter at half the figure has no bearing bear-ing ou the matter. If a write-up of a local institution is desired the antipodean anti-podean sheet will attend to the matter mat-ter for a good round figure. The Independent has been given a very liberal support in its labors for Springville'8 advancement, but is sorry sor-ry to say that the people are not what may be called unanimous in the matter. mat-ter. While many do not take the proper view of the matter, aod a number num-ber will not view it rightly. For the beoeflt of these latter people The Independent In-dependent wishes to remark that It would be sorry to have to place the journalistic firying-pun on the Ore, Lut its duty to the remainder of the community demands something of tbe sort. We understand the Enquirer has a n it u ly a rl tVt eartfa nf Vf r LiKn Q Rollo as ye editor during the absence of Mr. Clove good shot. John is a good quiet conservative, yet aggressive aggres-sive writer, a good proof-reader and ..11 ...... n ...... .... ....a. TT-- u bii-iuuiiu (Jtmaci mi inc. n b mir they will retain his services long after Mr. Clove returns, for his style is a very welcome Influence In any paper. Gentlemen of the city council, be careful that you do Dot exercise loo much economy, and wane up with a big Inefficiency bill to meet. ErrtciENT men want living wges. We want this kind of men. R. A. Deal will be an enterprising mayor. pain and Inflammation, and cures 1m" bottle, r-or salo everywhere. Price, 25c 1 J, $1. 00 per bottle. RETXCtWA docau't tali la i'iccd aal&riei. Scorr-fl la favor of decent wage. Hall Is in for improvement. I The t'onstitut'oD that has been broken down or weakeued by long standing disorders In the liver and kidneys, is ill fitted to withstand the encroachments of disease. Such a person per-son takes cold easily, cannot stand fatigue, and in cases of epidemics, is the first to fall a victim. The proper course is to remove the cause of the weakness by treating - the liver and kidneys. Dr. J. II. McLean's Liver and Kidney Balm will reach the seat of trouble and restore the diseased organs to healthy functional activity. Increased nourishment of the body will follow and the patient will rapidly rap-idly regain health and strength, i Trice 11.00 per bottle. JOTTINGS. .For a pain in the chest a piece flannel flan-nel dampened with Chamberlain's I'aiu Halm and bound on over tbe seat of the pain, and another on the back between the shoulders, will afford prompt relief. This is especially valuable val-uable to cases where the pain is caused by a cold and there is a tendency toward to-ward pneumonia. For sale by all druggists. A huge mountain lion was killed In the field just southwest of town, last Saturday morning by Mr. H. Carter Jr. It appears that Mr. Carter went down to his father's ranch, which is about a quarter of a mile from town, to feed some cattle and sheep that were there, and upon arriving at the corral found tbat two of the sheep had been killed during tbe night, but thought that it was tbe work of a coyote, but as he was climbing on the stack and fence, he immediately got on his horse and came to town for a gun. Mr. Carter returned shortly with a shot gun loaded with fine shot and shot the animal in the eyes, blinding it. After shooting it several tiroes with shot he left a man to watch it while he came to town and got a six-shooter, and finally killed it just outside the city limits. It measures meas-ures seven feet from tip to tip. Nephi Blade. Not a few who read what Mr. Ro-bertRowls, Ro-bertRowls, of Hollands. Va., has to say below, will remember their own experience under like circumstances: "Last winter I bad la grippe which left me in a low state of health. I tried numerous remedies, none of which did me any good, until I was induced to try a bottle of Chamberlain's Chamber-lain's Cough Remedy. The first bottle bot-tle of it so far relieved me that I was enabled to attend to my work, and the second effected a cure." For sale by all druggists. 25 and 50 cents per bottle. "Say, brethren," says Brother How ard, "when you ask a man to subscribe sub-scribe for your paper and be says. "Oh, I never read much and besides times are two plagued tight," for God's sake apologize to him for the mistake and leave htm. Life is too short to waste time trying to teach a Jack-ass to sing soprano. All up-to-date people read newspapers and lots of them. Show us a man who lives for years In town or county and never subscribes for tbe paper published there, and wswill show you a man whose head is shaped like a peice of pie with the point up, and whose ignorance ig-norance is only exceed by his gigantic gall. A country newspaper is an institution in-stitution that works day and night for every decent man In the community; commun-ity; therefore every decent man In the community is in honor bound to assist In It support. The trouble is that some chuckle-headed galoots fancy they are making the editor a present when they take the paper. We have tbe profoundest sympathy for tbe man who lives in a county for years and never subscribes and pnys for hie own borne paper. If the poor sneak should HUMAN 25 ANIMAL Pain from sprains, bruises, cramps, diseased or torn flesh, aches, wounds, Neuralgia, etc., can be promptly relieved and cured by usln Dr. J. H. McLean's Volcanic Oil Liniment. ' -Ct . . The FARMER'S REMEDY for the various diseases of domestic animals. It Is easy to apply, relieves at once quickly - lFvall directions with each r : To (ell whst Hood's Ewar-fl-ihn hai CVt lot tao. I fc&4 li,o gnjt it? ill n'.i'lt ; w.XkadB&ii lf?v'''2ryv in my and S S3 frequently I Ud a1ht and wa!t I J to relax the mur- IlwjjL fry cles. I also had Btomacli tl"oub- 'JSmlvl A Hc,od' b"mp" (Wjy iVpO and another has ill I 'P5 my Btom I vKi -rJ 11 BC'1 trouble grtly. I have taken & bottles and ue Hood's Pills which are the beet I eve took." II. A. Mklvix, Biatera, Oregon. Hood's SarsaparilSa Is the Only True Blood Purifier Prominently in t h epn bH oey e today. Hood's Pills :iuk happen to encounter an idea in a dark lane, he would turn aud tly the other way with the tail of his shirt beating the atmosphere. Don't watte much time on such cattle. One of them has not enough common sense to keep warm In hell." Expose to rough weather, dampness, extreme cold, etc., is apt to bring on an attack of rheumatism or neuralgia; chapped hands and face, cracked lips and violent itching of the skin also owe their origin to cold weather. Dr J. H. McLean's Volcanic Oil Liniment Lini-ment should be kept on hand at all times for immediate application when troubles of this nature appear. It is a sovereign remedy. 25c, 50c and $1.00 per bottle. When will the time come when "Uncle Tom's Cabin" will lose its charm for the rising generation? Judging by its present freshness, its alluring powers will be perennial. There is something in the skillful combination of the pathetic and the humorous that never fails to fascinate and the story that It tells of the suf-ferinnof suf-ferinnof the poor slaves appeals directly di-rectly to the Inest sensibilities of the human soul. Such plays are better than sermons. They point a moral and adorii a tale. They teach us lessons in thoughtfulness and charity. Tbey impress on our minds the precepts pre-cepts of the golden rule. Mrs. Stowe's book Is one of the greatest books of literature, because it deals with questions ques-tions of immeasureable human import, im-port, and the play itself is one of those simple master-pieces that can never die. If it does no more than to keep alive the memory of the rise and fall of one of the greatest iniquities that history deals with, it was not written in vain. The Cook Twin Sisters Coloss'al Uncle Tom's Cabin Company will appear at the City Hall, Sprlngville, Wednesday, Jan. 15. Nont tat Ayer at thi Werld's Fair. Ayer's Sarsaparilla enjoys the extraordinary extra-ordinary distinction of having been the only blood purifier allowed an exhibit ex-hibit at the World's fair, Chicago. Manufacturers of other sarsaparillas sought by every means to obtain a showing of their goods, but they were all turned away under the application applica-tion of the rule forbidding the entry of patent medicines and nostrums. The decision of the World's fair au thorities in favor of Ayer's Sarsaparilla Sarsapar-illa was in effect as follows: "Ayer's Sarsaparilla is not a patent medicine. It does not belong to the list of nostrums. nos-trums. It is here on its merits." Abstracts of Title made to any City lots or farm lands In Utah county by Ilavercamp & Co., Provo. Leave orders with James Caffrey. Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder Mast Perfect Made. s NIW IEEET MDSia The Independent has a nice selection selec-tion of the newest sheet music, consisting con-sisting of songs, duetts, quartettes, W., all of which is copyrighted and tae best out. A RARE CHANCI. ' One-half Interest In a choice 17 acre fruit ranch on Provo Bench. Will give time, or trade for Sprlngville property. Cheap for cash. Enquire of John Mkxerat. lft-tf COAJ,. Leave your order wtb H. T. Rit-volds Rit-volds & Co., for the celebrated Rock Springs coal, tbe very best in the market. Trorapt delivery to any part of the city by II. T. Reynolds & C. , Fsnairi AtWotioB. Money loaned on Irrigated farms at 10 per rnt per ftumm.. Write or ap Sfcr1 C" 0? JL -A. -V. V AMU Wi J- - .O'J? Wm. 3VJC. Roylanoe the disburse?. FOR- Alfalfa Seed ESgrgrs, Game, Etc. And Sells the Reliable STUDEBAKER WAGONS, S-pringrvillo, Utab.. To pecoipe Is almost everyone's desire. It is you save, that makes yoin-ich: therefore, in order to oecome rien. It isneeessary to save money, and in order to save money it is neces sary to deal exclusively with the G. S. WOOD MERCANTILE CO. They have a large and elegant stock of Glass, Crockery, Queens and China ware, at the lowest prices, and as to Holiday Goods Well, Just step in, see their stock and get. their prices; you will need go no further, they have everything you want. They also have THE BEST CLOTHING AND DRY GOODS AT THE LOWEST PRICES Packard pros & Co., DEALERS IN GEJiERAIi fllERGJlilflDlSE, Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Hardware, Etc SPRINGVILLE, UTAH, DEALERS IN FURNITURE Fraqcis fi Sqell, XLjinssiiiii; SPRINGVILLE MILLING CO, Manufacturer of and Dealer In REGAL PATENT. ROYAL. ROSE BUD, GRAHAM, GERMAD1, OOR MEAL, BRAN, SHORTS, CHOPPED FEED. Wheat received on deposit. Custom Grinding a Specialty. Cash paid for wheat. MILL OPPOSITE SPRLXG CHEEK. A. O. SMOOT, Successor to PROVO L. M, & B, CO. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Doors, "Windows, Blinds, Mouldings, Rustic Siding,T and G- Flooring,Shingles, Lath, Paints and Builders' Hardware, LUMBER SAWED AND RESSED TO ORDER SCROLL SAWING AND TURNING DONE- UTAH VALLEY IRON PAINT. Combination wire and Slat Fence. D. R. BEEBE, Mgr. opp. R. R. D?pot. Telephone No. 20. P. O. Box 79, PRC Office and Yard WOOp & General line of FURNITURE Including: WALL PAPER ARPETS. WINDOW BLINDS, ETC AT BEDROCK PRICES, Qlve Us a Cell for Bergnlns, W not so inn -h what you earn, but what ROVO PALEY. UNDERTAKERS. COFFINS and CASKETS OF ALL KINDS. All Calls Promptly attended to. 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE.