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IKE SPR1N3YILLE INDEPENDENT William F- Qibtoa, Editor and Manager Entered at tho post office at Sprlnnvlllo ' tali, for tranainlaslon through tba malls ai iSCond-uliiM matter. . Issued Every Thursday Myrnlmtf. TERMS OF 3U3S0RIPTIQN. ,On year,. , - Six months. Three months. 2.00 1.00 .50 U1AKPBESS Even wnr news is slow am very unsatisfactory these days. It will 'soon " be time for Springville'x mmuul electric light agitation again. The Stnto recruiting officer is in town toilay, and the boys nren't talking war very loudly. They're afiaid the 41 bogy man" will get (hem. The Hisp ino-Anierican dance has com me nerd, and uny time Spain don't like the music she is privileged to settle her bill und get off the floor. Business has been eo slack in Springvillo the past month that the town has been one Urge health resort. What the town needs is to have a lot more foreign capital dropped here in the lunch counter and icecream parlor business. In voting to establish a High School, lust night, Springville gavu her old-time element a body blow. The old town isn't mch a back number after nil. She will finally succeed in slinking off the incubus of niossbackism, but it will take a year or two more of agitation. If editors published to the-world the-world t ne-fourth the character ruining stories that the village gossips do, deaths in the newspaper news-paper fraternity would be so frequent that the whole population popu-lation of a State would not keep the editorial staffs recruited for a single year. The scandalmonger scandal-monger always seems to have good health. Col. Warrum's Bee has been cut down in size and otherwise marred in shape and mutter. The change doesn't strike us as nn improvement, but if it pleases the public and Col. Warrum we do not feel to kick. The Bee has beau an exceedingly warm thing what Bill Nye would call an anti-clinker, base-burner bee All lovers of freedom of thought and discussion should get and read The Bee. The ditches along the streets are being cleaned and there are many sorts of smells in the air iu consequence. Next fall these smells will hare gotten in their work, and the families in which deaths from fever occur will wonder where the disease comes from. The water in the Spring ville ditches is pure enough at its sources, but it don t have to search far for contamination Citizens who wish to help remedy this condition of affairs will not require very massive brains with which to figure out the causes of which the above mentioned conditions are the effects. John Martin, the tailor, and Jacob Poulson, the shoemaker, all the only Springville men who have saved their money the last couple of years. Poulson lias his wealth tied up in a choice business lot near the Johnson hotel, and is busily accumulating accumulat-ing another sockful with which to erect thereon an elegant block with pressed brick front and terra cotU trimmings, and with a patent fire escape and tarred roof., Martin is putting up a new briek structure on State street touth of the batvk, and will soon be up town among the business people. , John isn't making much .fuss about it, but competent judges say his energies are all directed toward 4he Requisition of a wedding etake. Mvcii too cheap. One of the beauties of the competitive bidding system in public work is to be seen in the rates at which the street sprinkling sprink-ling contracts have been let the past year or two. This year the contract was secured for $34 per month. . Lat. year it was something like $37, we believe., and the year before it went at )I5.'-' Previous to that'$50 was the rate. Jii9t how a contractor can expect to pay a man even u low wage and pay for the keep of a teitin on $34 per month is a puzzler. And above all this, mind you, h gives a bond to do good and faithful service. If the street sprinkling con-tract con-tract was the only job in town which paid ready cash, there might be some excuse for keen competition. Faithful work on the streets with the sprinkler dulls for a good deal of time, hard work for the team and careful care-ful attention on the. part of the driver to keep the street evenly wet down. Tne City Council is not disposed dis-posed to cut the pay iu this matter down below what it is worth. Various members have been heard to say that the work was worth every cent of $50 per month, and that thev would lie content to pay that for it, and get a satisfactory service. At the same time, however, the committee on Streets and Side walks, when directed to advertise adver-tise for bids, have no option but to let the contract to the lowest bjddtr. If the work is honestly worth $50 per month, it seems to us that it would bo a good plan for the City to pay it and be certain of satisfactory service, rather than to expect to take advantage of some man's anxiety to get u job at a rate which meann a positive loss to himself. It is safe to say that very few men in this town work for health and pleasure alone, and that none really like to lose money on a City job. Therefore the cheaper the jfrice, the more chance of getting a cheap job done. The Independent has had to contend with this bidding bu9i ness for some time, and is ready to freely confess that it don't like the tendency. It is de moralizing, and leads to dis satisfaction in every direction The Independent now turns a cold shoulder when asked to bid on anything where rates below cost enter into consideration. We would be glad to see every one adopt this policy- Brace up, boys; if your labor is worth anything at all, it is worth the cost ot it to your selves. If you make bo profit on it you are set .back to the extent that you have wasted time in a profitless business. Don't cheapen voursilves and your work; China is full of cheap men who do cheap work. Lets have some other standard for Utah. rouycra bad break. It seems to be the misfortune of the Mormon church to have, whenever Utah affairs begin to quiet down and run smoothly, some man in a high position who makes a bad break nt a time when it cannot fail to become be-come of rather disagreable notoriety. Apostle Brigham Young is the latest hoodoo. This gentleman, last Sunday afternoon at a public meeting in Salt Lake, advised the young 8aints to avoid enlisting in the army in response to their country's call, for various reasons, but to stay at home and assist the government by pur-chasing pur-chasing the bonds of a popular loan. In our opinion, Apostle Young's suggestions, like his reasons therefore, are very thiu. The whole train of remarks was entirely uncalled for and un wise, leaving out of account the resemblance they have to trea sonable utterances. No one in Utah who has any acquaintance with her people doubts but that they will respond re-spond with alacrity to the call of duty to their nation. The Ufta HfH all mi UlLS. Beat Cuug a 8rrnp. TaatMCMotl. Cl) tn thno. Potd ttr (Ininatn. FACTS ABOUT HEALTH It is Ey to Keep Well if W Know How Some of the Condition Naoes-ary Naoes-ary to Perfect Health. The Importance of maintaining good health i.J easily understood, and it ii really a simple matter it we take a cor- I rcct view ot the conditions required. ! In perfect health the stomach promptly i A iwwta food. Tho blood U employed to f carry nourishment to tho organs, nerves, mucles and ttesues wttcn need it. The first great essential for good fiealtb, therefore, Is pure, rich Wood. No medicine medi-cine has such a record of cures as Wood's SarBsparilla and it is becauto it is the ono true blood purifier. Hundreds of people are alive and well today who would have been in their graves hsd they not taken Hood's Sariftparille. It is depended upon as a family medicine by thousands. V , TTT-aretiic only pills to take nOOQ S 1HS wlti, Hood's Sarsaparilla. Mormon church itself, at whose loyalty so many people nre pleased to rail, has declared by the mouths of it chiefs its position in the present war, and no fault can be found with the sincerity of its protections. There are people, plenty ol ihetn, In Utah and out, in whose natures Suspicion never sleeps. This break of Apostle Young's will furnish them with just the cue at which to raise the cry of disloyalty on the part of the Mormon people. We doubt if two dozen people could be found in Utah who would echo the senseless utterances of this apostle. Men like Young are the ones who lay up sorrow for their people by their hasty speeches. Explanations may smooth such things over, but the matter can never be made to look like it did before the disturbance dis-turbance The church should put a muzzle on people like Apostle Young, or else forbid their making any more extemporaneous extem-poraneous talks. It would save annoyance for everybody. Park City is falling behind the times and our city dads are becoming moss-covered. At any rate, that's the way to size up the town and its council by comparison with such places as Eureka and Springville. In order to liveo things up a little, the former place is about to turn its cemetery into a base ball pound, while the latter town, through its council, lias just bought a piano. Wake up, boys, and do something! We don't, want such Jim Crow towns as Springville and Eureka to get bulge on Park City. What's the matter with turning the pan room of the Ontario mill into a laundry, just for a starter? Park Record. Better turn that pan room into a sanitarium and give the boys a free bath.-Tintic Miner. In other words, give the Park City Council an opportunity to go soak their heads, eh? Yellow Jaundice Cured. Suffering humanity should be supplied with every, means possible for its relief. It is with pleasure we publish the following: "This is to certify that I was a terrible sufferer from Yellow Jaundice for over six months, and was treated by some of the hest physicians in our city and all to uo avail. Dr. Bell, our druggist, recommended Electric Bitters; and after taking two bottles, I was entirely cured. I now take great pleasure in recommending them to any person suffering from this terrible malady. I am gratefully yours, M. A. Hogarty. Lexington, Ky." Sold by C. J. Peterson, Druggist. No-Io-Ilao tor Fifty Cent. Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak men strong, blood pure. 60c. II. All druggist Do It In Business Style. Why not apply the same rule In the purchase of your railroad ticket that you would in purchasing other commodities? com-modities? If you could buy silk for the same price you could calico, you would take the silk, wouldn't you. The C. M. & St. P. Ry. is the "silk" between Omaha and Chicago; that is, if electric lighted, steam heated. solid vcstibuled trains of the very latest designs and safety appliances, lunningovera stone ballasted, steel rail track, several miles shorter than any other line, cuts anv figure in the case. Through electric lighted sleepers, sleep-ers, Denver to Chicago. Throuirh tourist cars, San Francisco to Chi cago, we lend, others rniiow. Give us a trial. For time tables, maps, etc., call on or address, L. L. Downing. Commercial Agent, 212 South, West lempieM., sau Lake City, Utah. For Sale Cheap. A good 5 roomed house and three- fourth of an acre of ground. Good location. O. T. Fifikld. Trees! Plant Trees! I have 5,000 Elm, Ash, and Manic trees for sale cheap. They are 5 years old. Produce taken In exchange. wm, M. Roy la nck. Springville, Utah. W. C.T. U. Department Edited by the SprinyviUe Union. Business Bars the Drunkard. "Drunkenness to-day is deemed disreputable dis-reputable In the very quarters where only a little while ago it was looked upon simply as a misfortune," writes Edward W. Bok, in the May Ladies' Home Joprnal. "Every line of busi-ness-!huts its doors absolutely to the. drunkanj. It has no use .-for him. Business competition has become so keen that only the men of steadiest habits can find employment. This fact the habitual indulgcr iu alcoholics alco-holics has found out, and the different 'cure' establishments for drunkenness and Godsends they are, too, to humanity are to-day tilled with men who have come to a realization of the changed conditions. The man of steady habits is the man of the hour, and t" drunkard realizes this. In .. fie nev, y world the same thing is The only 'cessive indulgence of CT.na ,Co.u "years ago would not be tolerated at any dinner to-day. Society has become intolerant of the behavior which inevitably results Trom excessive Indulgence in drinking, drink-ing, and -men realize this, It is bad manners to-day to drink to execs. Good taste is spreading, and moderation moder-ation is necess irily following." Practical Work. The work as outlined and being made effective by Mrs. E. E. Shepard and Mrs. C. D. Savery bids fair to be a mighty factor in redeeming Utah from the terible curse of intemperance. intemper-ance. It seems that it is about time for some definite work, when pew saloons are springing up evey day. Nothing short of careful educational work will be effective. It is a work that cannot be accomplished in a day or a year; but why should we be discouraged, dis-couraged, for we know that God is on the side of right the right will prevail. pre-vail. The saloon, with its attending curses, will be one of its greatest enemies, for it demonstrates hourly the effect of an intemperate life. Church Messenger. Some Direct Testimony. Sir William Dawson, late principal of McGill college, Moutreal, testified before the royal commission: I have had occasion to institute inquiries in regard to the pauperism of Montreal. I can confidently say that nearly all the want and destitution prevailing in this city is directly or indirectly attributable to the liquor traffic." The Hon. Geo. W. Ross, in his place in the house of commons, estimated the annual loss of life in Canada through the liquor tiafflc at 4,000. And in 1885 the Hon. Geo. E. Foster, in his place in parliament, said 3,000 deaths per year might lie safely set down as due to this cause. Drink has been largely the cause, direct and predisposing, of the numerous insane in our asylums. Dr. Dauie! Clark, eighteen years superintendent superin-tendent of the Insane Asylum. Toronto, gave evidence that of 0.000 cases which he had carefully examined ex-amined he found 9J per cent were without any uncertainty produced directly by drink, Time would fail to tell of Sir Matthew Mat-thew Hale, chief justice of England, who said that "by due observation" he had found that four out of every five cases of crime adjudicated by him have been the issues and products of evcesslve drinking. Of Gladstone, who affirmed: "It has been said that greater calamities greater because more continual have been inflicted upon mankind by intemperance than by tho three historic scourges of war, famine and pestilence combined. That is true, and it is the measure of our discredit and disgrace." Church Messenger. SOTIOK. The partnership heretofore existing between j Watson Houtz and P. E. noutz has this day been dissolved by mutual fonsent. The business will be continued by P. E.iIoutz, who will pay jail claims against, and collect col-lect all accounts In favor of said firm. Dated his 6th day of April, 1898. Watson Houtz. T. E. lloirrz. 1.. 60 YEARS' EXPERIENCE Tradk Marks Designs Copyrights Ac. Anron ndtn a nkMeh and dmcrlptlon mir nninkiv MiMtftiii our opinion im whthr an liivonMon prnhnMy pntviitahln. Communira. tlonaMrlctTCnifldmitlnl. Handbook on Catantl Milt free, tlilmt Kirfmcj for tvtirnm patent. I'atonta inkon throurh Munn A Co. racolr tptriol ntittt, without oharva, In the Scientific American. A hanrtomiolr lllmlratod wklr. Ijirmat rtr-rulatton rtr-rulatton ol any alimiiln Journal. 1'vrma. f3 a ymtr; Toiirmoniaa, f l BOiaoyaii nawwiraier. MUNN SCo.'B New York f VMM Hotel Boyer, V. J. COVERT, Mgr. Rates, $1.60 and $2 per day. Free Hack to and from trains. Have a Sample Room and lloine-Mke place for travelling men. :o: SPRINGVILLE, - - - UTAH. Tonsorial Artist. All Work Done in the Highest Style of the Art. Comfortable Bathroom Bath-room Attached. Fee 2o cents. Shop Onion Bank Building, Sprinyille- C. E. 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