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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 28, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta mm KND RETAIL- blocks of Winter Wheat and Irrigated Land, in quantities, at prices and terms to suit any purchaser. CITY PROPERTY acre, Block 15, Duff sadditibn, good improv's 1 acre in Block A, 2 cottages. Three-quarters acre in Block A, 3 houses, I acre in Block E, on Courtland St. 1 acre in Block K, good 7-room house. 2 lots in Block 39. 3 lots on Ford street, near Lethbridge Hotel. Corner, Bbmpas and Gault sts., has hew lO-room brick house, all modern improvements^ 2 lots on Baroness Road West. NORTH WARD PROPERTY 6 one-acre tracts in Turner's Addition. Half acre on McKillop St., good house. Half acre in Wall word Addition. OUTSIDE 45 acres in 5-acre tracts. Representatives. List your property with us, we will sell it � anywhere it may be. 41 8M00T HOLDS SEAT Morai0A Senator Entitled to itinthcUaitca States Seaatc. WMhi9Kto�>: 30.- Senator need JBmtmt retains his fioat in tbo United States senate. Thi. was decided today by a vote nf �a to ending a long content. will disloyal to our country, whose he is bound to obey.'V Mr. Knox said that he had inten-tioually roforrad to the proposed action against Senator Smoot as expulsion as he did not think the son-ate would aariously consider there was any question of Senator Smoot pussesBing the qualificatidns prescrib ed byilKs constitution and therefore he could not tie deprived of his seat by a majority vote. He declaredthat it ill not in the power b( the senate to say to the states, "These are not Eighteen senators were paired, mak- ' enough, we require other qualittca - ing the actual standing on the rcsol--ittion 51 for and 37 against. Senator Smoot did not vote and Senator Wetmor? was absent and not paired. Washington, Kol>. 14-Senator Knox today addressed the senate in oppo�/.. tion to the resolution reported, from the Ronunittoe on priviloges and elections, "That. IU�d Sraoot is not. entitled to a seat us a senator of the United States frotr^Utah." He was accorded the closest attention Imi-cause of his discussion of the legal questions 'Involved on the poiiii of expulsion, which would ratiuire two-thirds of the senate, or exclusion, requiring only a majority ol the votes. Ha coat�nded that nothing loss than two-thirds of the entire membership of th. wnate could unseat the Utah �enator. tious, or to say that wo cannot trust the judgmout of the state in the selection of wnators, and we therefore insist upon the right to diisapprovp them (or any reason." Subject to the limitations imposed by tite constitution, said Mr. Knox, the states are left untranunoled in their right to choose their senators. Ho rccltwl the fact the constitution enablaa the senate to protect itself against improper characters by ox-pelAng them by a two-thirds \'ote :( they are guilty of crime, ollenslvo immorality, disloyalty, or gross propricty during their term of service. He specilicd these reasons he said, because he could not imagine the senate expelling a member (or a cause not falling within one of them. Calling attention to the fact that Pennsylvania was the flnit to take .teiw to approve the. constitution ho Mr. Knox said: "He should not be expelled (or he-j prayed that she "will be,the last to lievlng in the Mormon religion. The ' acquiesce in the invasion" of rights irrevocable brdinanca expressly, and involved in fhis heresy o( senatorial witl^ KonnuRs in view, guaranteed.; power to add to the constitutional religlou. toleration in the state of | qualiacntiun. of iienator. and kindred Utah. He should not be expelled for moidefn liereaics oif local canstruetfon. iMiac a member or offlcer.of the H6r-monl (Jhurch (or the same reason. He Continving he iaid: "Th. porifection o( human liberty dioutd not h. expelled (or the vindf- , under law will only bo attained un . cation of ; Utah's law, violated by dcr tke American constitution when certain Monnohs continuing polygamous relations with Senator Smoot's consent or approval, sup  posing he did consent or approve; (or JJUh. without being ignorant o( the (act., elected him, and the senate would not be JuatilWd in going out of It. way to cn(oree respect (or the I forawrly .xpriMed will.o( Utah am-bddtod In it. law against polygam  Ott. rolations by defeating its later exprMMd wish in its electing Smoot.' ' A(ter arguing that there is no (ed-erai law against polygamy or polygamous co-habitation applicable in Utah. BOW that Utah is a aUte. and that when she was admitted to the Union o( statM it was known that thur. would and could b� none, Mr. Knox asked and answered his pointed question. Re said: "BMau'se, flrsti it: Is claimed he is �(ek�l itt this, that soms of >iR (Mead, having co-habited with s�v  ral tromen before Utah became a atata. are continuing to do so until daatk and that he approve, of them fiol^rs or the church which does aoi ^lastise'tnem (or so doing; and, swolitical or personal purposes; when the people shall not bo vexed by unnecessary legiNlatiOB about their daily affairs and normal conditions are'undisturbed by ceaseless agltatlons-aglUttons (ormcnted by Ignprant, and insincere man, misroprescnttng the just constitutional puliclM of thstiBHt v-hich had a dus beginBiBg, have a reason (or their existenc. and shsii have a due auding when their work is ac  complishcd. I know no tenet in the new props-, our country invoiycd in Ihe conten tion "that a senator of the United States may be deprived o( his scat whenever the majority o( the senate cobcluiles that there are doctrines taught, or have been taught in the past, by some chuixh organisation to which he belongs, which that majority bclioves to be, or have been, dangerous. "It is an easy step after the first one is taken, Ijccause of a man's religion, to taiio the next aiid logical one of evcluflion because of a man's politics, and then because of his notions upon economic questions and then because of his attitude toward certain legislation. 1 know of no defect in the plain rule of the constitution for which I am contending. I know of no case it doos not reach. "I cnnnot see that any danger to th(> senate lies in the fact that an improper character cannot be expelled without a two-thirds vote. It .o-quiros the unanimous vote of a jury to convict a nmn accused o( crime it should require, and I t>elieve, that it does require a two-thirds vote to eject a senator from his position of honor and power to which he has been elected by a sovereign state." Mr. Knox said that il he were asked to state concisely the true theory of. the constitution on the important point of the qualiflcation of a sen -ator, ho would unhesitatingly say: "That the constitution undertakes to prescritw no moral or mental quai ification nnd in respect to such quali-ficlitions as it docs prescribe, the senate hy a majority vote shalljudge of their existence in each case, whether the question, is raised before or after the senator has taken his seat. That as to all matters affecting a nuin's moral or mental fitness, the states are' to be the jut^g^s in the first instance, subject, however, [to the power of the senate to reverse their judgment by a two-thirds vote I of expulsion, when an offense ' or an offensive status stands in the .period o( senatoiial service, and such a question cnn only be made after the senator has taken his seat. "It is hardly proper," Mr. Knox continued, "to adopt a rule of con-1 Btitutional construction and senatorial action based upon the theory that the states may send criminals or idiots to the senate. liesides it docs not Rcein to me to be conceding nuich to a state after it has deliberately and solemnly elected a sehator after the fulkfit consideration o( his merits to concede on the first blush o( the buaitioBS, the state's ihtelligent and honorable conduct by allowing its chosen representative admission to the body to^whlch ho is accredited. "As reimrds Senator Smoot, all havo agreed that ho is a man of un-bleinlshod character, possessing every constitutional quHliflcation, (or a senator of the United States. What, ggnda of epn.titutlen.1 .onstruetlon t���. �- the charif. against hlmff W. Itot Ufln. f coat41� tl�. dwi^r to' ��y ��� th. root ot ths matter at once. Itjis only this-he is a member and officer of the Mormon church-nothing more. There is uo other charge brought against him All other charges are included in or grew out of the fact thai he is a Mormon, and one of the advisory council to the presidency o( that church. Clearly, that in itscK cannot disq'uilify him, whcivas Justice Story Mid: ' "The Catholic and the Protestant, the Calvanist and the Armenian, the Jew and the infidel, may sit down at the common tubio of the national council without any inquisition into thoir faith and mode of corship." I Discussing the doctrines of the Mormon church and the record of Mormons who have hold public office since the admission of Utah to the /Union, Mr. Knox quoted Mr. Smbot's testimony, that the law of the land is binding if it comes iii conflictwith the church. In the same testimony, Mr. Smoot said he believed that revelations wetv received fromOod, and summing up his statement, Mr. Knox said: j "In this country of ours, religious belief is not an offense. A man may believe what he chooses without fear of molestation from the law or deprivation of his civil rights. Qn the Other hand, his religious belief will not avail him as a protection if he violates the law. "Senator Smoot merely says that he believes it is possible that be might receive revelations, that is all. It is a matter of (act ho has never received one', and no testified. He merely asserts that he believes be is capable of receiving one. Surely this is not a danger of such magnitude and^ such an iiumlnent character as to justKy cxpt'Uing him (rom tho scn-^ ate. and especially since he'asserts under oath that in case he should have such a revelation and it should command him to break a law o( the Unlt'M States, he would leave the country. befoiv violating the law." tlonccrning Senator Smoot's tolerance o( the continued polyganwus relations by certain Mormon pfllclals Mr. Knox said: "The only thing alleged'against Smoot is tliat he allows this sleeping dog lie. ;if this disqualifies him. every citisen of UUh, MorJnon and Gcntite, is likewise disqualifiMl, who likewise refrains (rom prosecuting the old Mormon pulygamists-and they all do," Declaring that polygamy is dying out and. that polygamous marriages have ended In Utoh. Mr. Knox said: I do not see how the sanctity of the American honte is at stake inthis Issus. I( the Mormon church teaches polygamy and encouragwi its practice, surely the fact that Senator Smoot is a monogamist and hnsfrom his' youth set his (ace and lifted his voice against polygamy Is conclusive evidence that he is fighting by precept and eaamiite (or the sanctity o( ths Amorlcaa home against hlschurch I IN THE CHOICE SELECTED LANDS DISTRICT I We Have Exclusive Sale of the Choicest Lands In Towuabip 9, Vtm^e 18 ; Township 8, Range 17, and a large sekctioii of the best lands in adjacent dialricts. We contemplate opening several local branch officeB in Bouthern A Iberia early the emuing season, but at present all our business will be conducted from our General Oflioes at Dnluth,: Minn. The RUSH TttIS SPRING will be the greatest known in the history of Oanacia West, and we advisa intending pun^haserB to COME NOW and iMkt your aatoiont BBTORS SOMEOMD ELSE CETS YOUR OPPORTUNrnr| ; M. C. nNOWLES, General Agent | Duluth, Minnesota. )rrrfiS)8rrr(iirS8lrrrS)rr^^ EtIWxidat IroB gloi1t$ �o.. lA Iron Castings and Machine Work Structural Steel Columns, Sashweights MILL AND MINE SUPPLIES Pipe TRACTION ENGINE REPAIRS Vaivea Bar Iroa Babbit Metal Miaere' TMa IL-ER COMPETENT REPAIRS OF ALL. KIN BOILERMAKER SENT OUT WHEN REQUIRED �i��a��Mag�8asig)q(i)g)(86tt8itta)(M 1 I nnd ctrcumstancus requiring tho grnatcst moral courage. If, on the other hand, the Mormon church is not teaching and encouraging polygamy, the argument that tho, sanctity of the American home is involved hero utterly (ails. Vou may take either position and it will lead to Mrnator Smoot's complete vlndica -tion and to the certain conclusion I have Indicated, that the purity o( the (Continued on {lage 8) FOR SALE. 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