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Pessimistic. If ever a State were controlled by those who recognize "influences" which make against progress and liberty, Utah is that State. If ever a city were controlled by an obnoxious force into which religion and wealth enter as equal factors, Salt Lake is that city. These utterances have no reference whatever to the closing of saloons on Sunday nor to the estoppel of gambling. Whatever What-ever may be said of the wisdom of suspending the sale of liquor for a few hours each week, no one entitled to credit for sanity dare assert that there exists, either in morals or economics, the remotest warrant for the toleration of gambling; but, as I have had occasion to say before, both the Sunday selling of liquor and the violation of the anti-gambling law will be openly tolerated shortly, after the coming election is over. Lord, Lord, what fools these mortals be! I have specially in mind conditions existing in this city. Between the dominant church and capitalistic cap-italistic corporations, no city is farther from being controlled in behalf of its citizens. One Councilman Council-man recently entered complaint against the electric elec-tric light monopoly here for violation of the smoke ordinance. Day after day that monopoly has filled the heavens above Salt Lake with darkening darken-ing clouds of smoke and soot, in palpable contravention con-travention of a plain city law which declares that such a condition may not be tolerated. In the business portion of the city the heavens pour down soot, the sky is overcast with smoke and houses are filled and goods are covered with the unconsumed vomitings of MliiraHSHHBBBVH of a corporation which MllHiHBHBBBBBBB ferance, yet which, In 0pttlflNBsHBBslssssi ings, and the plainest a&& 1HHbBBBBBB cnce to a plain law. PMrt1mIl$jHHHH laughing defiance of that MiiHBBBBBVflBl light sold by this monopotej(UjHflH the inferior illumination fjilBflflBHKgHfl oly, not only for the strnBHHVBBBBBH $2500 a month to the MutaBHH to private parties, who aHBHBBBBBH or live without that which IimBBMBBBBJ necessity electric light. AhH to take this monopoly to taJllWBBHH city's contract for ecogniiiJpimHBH such service as the city Py'ft$iIljHflgBHHH be the result? The same as lMNJlBiH hitherto made to compel an nT)ltfMPBBBBBJBBl ordinance respecting the dvyvmBnHH follows inferior combustion iWCBBjHHHflB most, inexpensive fuel by thcr fiiHHBBVHBl the electric power and other dHJHBBBBBB portant operations and indlvldfHBHI Some excuse will be offered, alMMBIBBHBH are being made to procure a iHHBHBflBB that is not procurable, or that JSKBBSBM moved to a point where th JbmBHHHH will pour down upon that elaipJHBHfl are compelled to lire near th fijjHHBHH era Jordan river, which lHtjijHgBH this city of Saints and aininHHHH come no conviction, even iratfilil(BiHHfl every other interest in th jf&HHHH failure of the electric light iimiHHHHBHH economical safeguards that vWHHHflH ployed to prevent waste throngfe SHUHmWi bustion, or to compensate tor the HBHW evitably follows a daily inundation HMPP m! most populous districts; nor will tiiH3BB&B cancellation of the city's contract wiBl3H81i trie light monopoly by reason t$ !&JbHHH1b1 nish the city the light OW4jBHH and Mammon are united JMiBBHHH The elect submit because IPmHBHHH will of God the rest because imfmmwKlm to prevent the robbery. Let me befPplidt The electric light monopoly in this city to controlled by the authorities of the Mormon church, backed by English capital. English capital cap-ital alone, as against the interests of the people, would amount to no more than the ashes on the end of the cigar I am smoking. Bat Wngilsb capital cap-ital controlled by the "brethren" the Church authorities au-thorities becomes so potent that the efforts of liberty-loving Mormons, Jews and Gentiles alike are of no more avail than the wtH'ot the thistledown thistle-down which the winds of heaYeh blew hither or thither even as they list Whenever oomplalnt Is made of violation of a city ordinance) ttjr An Inundation Inun-dation of soot from the plant of the IflQfrln light monopoly it ceases to be a wrong, beoajte In this case the capital of the Ungiieh" fa 4tMWtftd and controlled by the "anointed of the.lpfiir & the "anointed of the Lord," being gntdetn alwayi by His spirit, can do no wrong, nor tolerate any wrong, hence there is no violation of the city ordinance, for which reason there is no soot to smut, however smutty the citixens of Salt Lake may be. So say the disciples of the "brethren," and so will say the court's officers, who have been, or who hope to be, elected by the disciples of the "brethren." By the same token, when one of the "unan-ointed" "unan-ointed" declares that the conditions of the contract con-tract with the English electric light monopoly are not being fulfilled, and that not only the city a a corporation, but citizens individually, are being robbed in the interest of English capital, then the "brethren" who are in control of the light monopoly mo-nopoly backed by English money declare the statements a fabrication, and that there is light and enough; them lo! all the disciples of the "brethren" find their vision strengthened and, behold, be-hold, "there is light" and enough; and so will say the officers of the court elected by the disciples of the "brethren," or who are playing to be elected by the disciples of the "brethren." I ask, in all candor, for a single instance in which the interests of the people at large have been backed by the "brethren" against the aggressions ag-gressions of capital. What the remote past may hold, I am not here to say; but since we became "even as the world," point out a single case to which the interests of the masses have been conserved con-served or backed by the leaders of the dominant church against the exactions of either Mormon or Gentile capital, and I shall oease existence BBBjflWMHHBBBfell! n - HHHHHHHHHotov bf contesta be-BBBBHMJBilMii1" be-BBBBHMJBilMii1" these Jhave BHBHIKIKl8trlbution- WUBBH&BB&BKW$ iTe Pioneer HHfHHHHHMpf" the name of T. HHHHffiHP'V 'whlch according to JHHHKBpPP twtitt from every point HHHKHpp high Mormon churoh-HHWSHililit churoh-HHWSHililit & confiscation. On HHHnHPMPi&t Lorenzo Snow down HHHHHHKp jMs C. Cutler, the pro-HHB pro-HHB OOinmended. I hat para-HHHBHBHltmiiteliiillp, para-HHHBHBHltmiiteliiillp, the present can-HHpi can-HHpi itilstf Senatorship on Re-IHBHHmP110 Re-IHBHHmP110 speech not only indors-IHHM indors-IHHM ottttrtag, as an inducement, the HHlHiP Clarke might perchance honor HHHffiP0 jQff citlaen of it (God help HHaHHEniSf Council was subservient. HHHHHHst was oft in this city between the HjSHap& Oregon Short Lino railroads for HHMvi street for traffic purposes, the HHSHHaSprlitae people engaged, for ten years, HhhhHHkHIII of a magnificent structure erected ffiPfJfliP'ftk &d the Rio Grande was non-Bp3toP non-Bp3toP City Council despite the unanimous mSmSjM'Jtii Commercial Club of this city, a HiraHpMi tor and to date devoted solely to KHHHHupr industry of this State was organ-BHBmrWIP1'' organ-BHBmrWIP1'' State support to free our citizens BHHffiHplMxol and monopoly of outside sugar HHHHKP& the "brethren" did not hesitate to IHffiiKpit'ftff cent of tlwff "VH1 sugar stocks HHHBpPra$HCtats of the out when it profited WKSmT so; uor have-ky ''esitated still to 0pilptttons that will enable the monopolists to 4 JoIIk the public cow because of the affection it las for the church calf. mjMt So JK wnen a United States Senator was to Bie elected two years ago, President Snow accepted WmQaW&VUL. capitalist and bartered the birth-B birth-B Smbi jp.iiii people to a man whose only qualifl-bttWlMf qualifl-bttWlMf Wealth and its unscrupulous use so milpiill&lght prove the price of the debauch-il:ilpbpto debauch-il:ilpbpto boasting a love of freedom and a raHlHl the wUl of the High Ghxl. Go to! KQHKlt your counter record? Within the MHprfflif the "brethren" are working, to the HHMs4 when they can do so independently of Pletittlea. Where the "brethren" cannot succeed I alone, they fail not to ally themselves with the I renegade and the "outsider." I rj And so we find "God" and Mammon in the I saddle, all working for a given end; venal courts I are supporting, sycophants are abetting, and the I fool people rejoicing that they are God's own and I are ruled by those who hold daily communica-I communica-I tion with the Almighty. I I am waiting to see the electric light monopoly I fined for violating the smoke nuisance ordinance; I and also to see the city's contract with that same I monopoly annulled. I Lest there be any mistake, I rise to reiterate I that I am waiting to see these wonders. I Meanwhile, I remain THE PESSIMIST.