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If you Avant to get in on something that will re
mind you of the fleet at target practice, the Fourth
of July, Pioneer Day and a Gun Club celebration
rolled into three hours time drop into the Salt
Lake theater Thursday afternoon.
There will be SOME fireworks!
Of all the lovely messes and political stink
pots ever opened here the Insurgent Smoot
broil is about the juclest.
The mud slinging is on in full force and Harry
Joseph is at present one round ahead. Leave it to
Harry, too, to keep his lead if it comes to that.
What's more, he probably won't be bothered very
much along this line for the insurgent band are
a rather different stamp of men and from all in
dications their program is going to bo of a little
more substantial nature than mud throwing.
The Steve Loves, George Lawrences, Banner
Smiths, John Critchlows and a few others have de
cided that Smoot and his crowd have run things
long enough and that It is about time good Re
publicans made a break. One long, lingering wail
is forthwith raised against the proposition of the
convention which meets Thursday, sending the
congressional delegation to Chicago in June to
the National Republican convention. List to the
result a bit of discipline on the part of the cen
tral committee "only those electors who rill sup
port the Republican national, state, legislative, ju
dicial and county tickets wil be eligible and al
lowed to participate in the primaries or serve as
delegates to the convention."
That is the now famous test oath that Repub
licans, good and bad, are supposed to have to
take Monday, at the primaries and observe later
in the convention hall.
A freeze-out proposition from first to last
; dltected against the insurgents in an effoft to
H whip them into line, for, despite the readiness
H with which Love, Smith, Irvine, Critchlow and
H their followers have been read out of the, party
H by the "Mouth" the past few days, it would be
H worse for the federal gang to see them go, even
II though they come back into the fold, for they are
II ull strong men. Now comes the primaries and
II the convention Thursday. Will the insurgents
II and their followers refuse Monday to take the tost
II oath at the primaries and after so refusing will
I their votes be counted and will they be allowed
II to participate in the convention?
I To a moral certainty they will be allowed to
I vote, oven after they refuse to take the tost oath
H and assuredly will they have a voice in the con-
H That convention promises to be the warmest
affair political parties have soon here In years.
H That the biggest political split in the history of
H Utah is imminent is the opinion of those who
H have watched both sides of the light closely for
H the past few weeks. It is certain tlmt the in
H surgonts will not stand lor a gag rule conven
H tion, and they have a following of sufficient mini
H bers and are mad enough to turn on the
H fireworks on short notice once they get the con
H vontion floor.
H Out of the mass of charges and counter
H charges, roasts and mud slinging there comes
H one great, molten streak of certaint -
H that the county of. Salt Lake and the Third ju-
H dicial district, with the larger towns of the state,
jH are right now lost to the Republicans of Utah
ID In the coming election.
IS YOUR HOUSE BRIGHT AND AIRY
ENOUGH FOR THE HOT MONTHS ?
I TUTTLE BROTHERS CO., inc.
jfl 153 South Mo Slreel
Some of tho insurgents will, of course, vote
the straight Republican ticket as they have al
ways done, protestations to the contrary at pres
ent notwithstanding, but there are those among
the rebellious ones who will not, and the Ameri
cans need but little in the county to take it over.
The Insurgents have branded the test oath
as a deliberate attempt to disfranchise all Re
publicans who will not bow to the machine. They
are fighting mad and even it the primaries go
off without trouble there is no reason for one to
expect that the convention Thursday will be at
Where do the Insurgents get off?
There is no question as to the ability of the
federal gang and the rest of the machine to send
the congressional delegation to the national con
vention, but can the gang hold the threads of
their tottering power long enough to patch up
the split and cast a solid vote on the ticket?
In the meantime the Americans are enjoying
the affair immensely. It is to their llking--this
split for already more harm has been done than
the Republican party leaders can patch up all
summer. The insurgents, it Is pretty generally
understood, are backed by a majority of the
members of the Young Men's Republican club, de
spite tho fact that Thursday night the stand-patters
ribbed the meeting of tho club and froze out
the lebellious ones.
Deeper and deeper go the twitching, straining
fingers of the Federal grand jury into the black,
smutty depth of the Utah National bank scan
dal. That ?10G,250!
Was it stolen really stolen?
Who got it?
"How did they get it?
"What did they do with it?
A fair-sized bank, but not so large or Intricate
that Its affairs should bo greatly Involved alter
all a dozen or so employes small city lives of
all concerned easy to trace three months of In- !
vestigation Plnkertons other sleuths denials
and false statements rumors and more rumors JBUI
and finally the federal grand jury. Sifl
Fine record for those responsible! 'Iflfl
There is very little question, however, among mwA
those who have followed the case from the be- mWm
ginning but that tho jury will return at least one l
and probably two indictments. ) IB
A. lot of people will miss their guess if the j il
whole affnir does not end up in a mighty hasty i .jfl
mess. From certain quarters during the week "1
have com whispers that one or two men who j ,'j
have been oefore the grand jury the last few j
days became slightly irritated over certain ques- m
tions propounded to them by the jurors. So -i
pleasant, you know, to have some one find out l
whore you spend a lot of money and then sit ,
around and ask you where you got It and a few !
other details that have to be put up in the love- .
Host language imaginable to sound oven half
It might be mighty Interesting to know what
Sam Dowse told the jury. Dowse has got a little
red note book that is just filled with the nicest '
lot of dates and names whore people met and '
what they did and where they wont alter tho J
meetings, and of little schemes that were hatched
up and then discarded one could find In a ,
month's hunt. Dowse is the man who one day
wont down to the second vice president of the
Utah National, made a complete report to him
of his investigations' and asked that official to go
before tho county attorney and swear out a war
rant against the men to whom the evidence as
secured by Dowse pointed as guilty of the theft B
of the $106,250.00. Dowse says that the second
vice president backslid something scandalous.
Some of the things Dowse has in that little red. 9
note book may make interesting reading for some B
people some day whether or not the grand jury ffi
sees fit to use the information the private dotec- M
tive has furnished them with.
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