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H 6 QOODWIN'8 . WEEKLY.
& & Politics and Things s &
SEVERAL very Interesting conclu
sions have been reached by
H speakers in the present political
H campaign in Utah, and somo of the
B things that are pointed to as demon-
H strated facts may be sec aown for
H the edification of the 1 1 polloi as fol-
H Roosevelt is a demagogue.
H Taft is a supinely do-nothing crea-
H ture who hasn't delivered the goods.
H Wilson is a pedagogic dreamer who
H couldn't be practical.
H Debs is a dub.
H Spry has grown wealthy through
H loaning vast amounts of state money.
H Morris is a prohibitionist in the
H guise of a Bull Moose.
H Tolton is a tool of the railroads.
H The Republican party is shattered
H to atoms.
H The Democratic party is drunk with
H hopo and blinded by the vision of
H pap a-plenty.
H The Bull Moose party is following a
H forlorn hope.
H This Is an outlook for the pessi-
H mist wherein the optimist has no
H part. It would be no great wonder
M after all, if the people should become
H suddenly nauseated at the personnel
H of candidates and the aspect of poll-
H tical organizations and refuse to go
M to the polls. Only, the trouble about
H this calculation is that not all the
M (Republicans believe what is said of
M the Republican party, Taft and Spry;
H not all of the Democrats believe half
Hj what is said of Democracy, Wilson
H and Tolton, and none of the Bull
H Moosers believe what some of the
Hj folks say of the Progressives, Roose-
H velt and Morris. All of which furn-
M ishes the elemental reason for horse
H; races and the betting boards.
H If every one believed what the Pro-
Hj gressives and Republicans say of each
H other and what they say of the Dem-
m ocrats, at the same time, the election
H would go by default. Or, maybe the
H folks would vote Debs or Chofln into
jH the White House, for no one Is both-
H. erlng much about either up to the
E present moment of cogitation.
WM It -Would take considerable courage
H for any man to raise his clarion voice
H at this time and say that Taft has a
HH look-in, or that Roosevelt "will get
H nearer the White House than Penn-
H sylvania avenue. That is, It doesn't
H require much courage to say those
H things, but it amounts to audacity
H when some one asks you to believe it.
H It matters not to the Progressives
H whether this campaign is won or lost;
BB the cause -will prevail eventually. The
HH election of the instrument of the Pro-
Ht gressives to the Presidency would
wM i merely hasten the day when the Pro-
H gressive principles could be put into
H operation. It is different with the
H Republican party. This election means
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disaster to the old guard, rum to the
most perfect political organization the
world has even seen and calamity to
men whose lives have been so shaped
that they cannot live comfortably on
anything else than a public salary.
"What are you going to do after
the first of the year?" I asked an
old beneficiary of the system.
"I'm going to get out of politics and
stay out," he said. "I am pretty old
and I have held political jobs until
I know nothing else, but I expect to
live the rest of my life away from
the sordid atmosphere of politics
where I can rest in peace without
getting a nervous chill every time
election comes around."
If Wilson is elected next Tuesday
we expect to Bee the sun rise on the
morning following as Chantecier saw
the sun rise without waiting for his
shrill song of awakening. Some folks
believe that if the country falls into
the hands of the Democrats soup
houses will again be fashionable and
the great army of unemployed will be
swelled to immense proportions. That
is good enough campaign material,
but in a practical -Way it doesn't
sound right coming from Intelligent
For the direct Information of those
ilviduals who are looking to these
columns for their political guidance,
here is an election tip:
The Republican state ticket will be
elected, probably by a narrow margin;
in that event Governor Spry's popu
larity will be the vohicle upon which
Taft will ride through with the elec
The election in Salt Lake county
Is a gamble. The Republican county
canvass, before the last day of regis
tration, showed the following line-up:
If the weather is clear next Tues
day, more than that total of 37,500
votes will be cast, for there are nearly
42,000 names on the registration books
in this county. Certainly the Repub
licans cannot hope to carry Salt Lake
county upon the showing of their own
party canvass. The number of votes
the Republicans claim to have will
not elect the Republican county
ticket. The winning ticket will have
an average of at least 14,000 votes.
To show how accurate is this can
vass, take the canvass of the Demo
cratic county committee. It Is:
Both parties evidently have Included
the Socialist vote in the doubtful col
umn. The Democrats reach a total
of 39,000 votes to be cast in the coun
ty, and they take enough of that to
But where is the doubtful vote go
ing? Either the total of doubtfuls Is
the result of poor canvassing or it Is
a-BBSa fide silent vote which will
make itself manifest on election day.
A policeman was standing at the
Rio Grande depot the other day when
a couple of men wearing Bull Moose
"I see you have some Bull Moose
out here in Utah," said an eastern
man who was waiting for his train.
"There are a lot of tnem nere," said
the cop, "and there are more' here
than dare express themselves."
Maybe that will give you a tip.
A Republican canvasser visited a
hoime on the East Side and asked the
political complexion of the votes.
don't know how my wife is go
ing to vote," said the man of the
house, "and I am not saying what I
am going to do, except that I am go
ing to vote for Spry."
He was marked as a Republican,
whereas it is known ho will vote for
Roosevelt and the Republican state
ticket and probably the Bull Moose
county ticket. Quite a combination?
Yes, but not inconsistent.
You can look for the great silent
vote of Utah and of the country at
large to go for Roosevelt and his
heroic cause. The silent vote, marked
as doubtful, will determine the suc
cess of failure of the Republicans in
Salt Lake county.
Take a chance, you sporting men,
and bet. You won't get anything
more tangible than a fleeting chance.
If you bet on the success of the Bull
Moose or the Democrats or the Repub
licans in Salt Lake county you have
a three-to-one shot. For there is no
telling what might happen. After elec
tion when a man meets you with the
I-told-you-so greeting, you can put
him down as a lucky guesser, and not
as an astute politician.
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"Pa, what is now new neuras
"It is the scientific name for a sort
of bug, my son."
"Skimply has broken his ' engage
ment to Ethellnda."
"He said he thought he'd do that
before the engagement broke him."
Ted Does he know anything aboufi
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pretty as a picture. .
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