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GOODWIN'S WEEKLY n5 B
pastime, potting Governor Spry in or-
der that lie, too, might go down to
E The hegira from the federal bund
ling will be an interesting spectaole.
! PRE-ELECTION PREDICTIONS.
!"M0W that ifc is a11 over' let,3 look
' back at some of the campaign
H claims made by excited gentle-
',men in different parts of the country
v On Sept 24, President Taft said in
, The third term leaders recently con
Heeded that we would pick the state
tj of Utah out of the solid west ana, after
? conferring with Chairman Hilles and
others recently in the west, there is
every reason to believe that the Re
publican party will carry Michigan,
'Washington, Idaho and Wyoming,
ji Moreover, if the proper kind of a cam
i 'tpaign is waged, we will carry Oregon,
t I(Kansas and Minnesota, where the
1 t' third term strength has rapidly waned
11 !js!nce the recent tour through that bcc-
JI 'ftion by the party's candidate.
' On the same day a New York dis-
jj patch says:
i Chairman Hilles was especially en
thusiastic concerning the outlook for
ijthis fall. Mr. Hilles has just return
: ed from a trip through Michigan and
j 'Illinois and said he didn't think there
' . was a show for the Bull Moose candi
date in that part of trie country. He
' conceded that Governor Wilson would
Uput up a good stiff fight but predicted
'tthat there would be a big victory for
the Taft forces in November.
ii On Oct. 17 the Republican national
committee said it wasn't possible for .
!Taft to get less than 280 electoral
jivotes and Wilson was conceded 132. ,
" On Oct. 20 the president eaia ,it was
j! "obvious that neither the ErpgressivQ
'nor Democratic nominee will be elect
Then Chairman Hilles came along
',with a table showing just what stages
Taft wa3 going to carry. True, he ad-
,.mitted this table was subjedt to later
, revision. In another column we show
tthe "revision." , - n
' THIRTY-EIGHT MILLION 'ACRES
'jjl R. W. W. ARMSTRONG? of Jthd
lUVl Nat'onal Copper hank, " in , his
,i November resume of thebus
'.jness of Utah, says: "There.aper nibro
,ithan 38,000,000 acres of the finest
((wheat land in the world within' a v&?
I'dius of three hundred miles , of 'Salf
Lake." ',.' "
jj That Is an amazing statement,
i And it is true. People oaVl Mt' .dny
i'jland. They believe they will' always
have to handle it with what has hon
' jlorably and profitably boepme known
,as the dry-farming method of agrlcul
( But thirty-eight million aoreB of
land means, at the very least, three
hundred and eighty million bushels of
' wheat at the first harvest. It means
more than that "with good farming,
j i There Ib a fortune, ready and wait
J ing for men with 'money enough to
, bring the land under cultivation, and
-the industry that has marked the
..rise of Utah from desert conditions,
i J! With good farming methods, such as
, j Lewis A. Merrill is teaching to the
ji people, that thirty-eight million acres
I Pis capable of producing a billion bush-
'els of wheat.
And where you. .can raise wheat,
you can raise fruit, and vegetables
and mighty near everything else that'
is needed for food.
It is an impressive statement, and
deserves the attention of the whole
THE GREAT AMERICAN OPERA.
THIS year of 1912 has been made
notable by the production of two
creditable American operas. The
first was "Mona," composed by Prof.
Horatio Parker of Yale, Jthe-'book by
Brian Hooker. This ,opera took tHe
$10,000 prize offered by the Metropo
litan Opera House management for .
the best American- opera.
The second notable American opera
of the year is, "Narcissa," the music
by Mary Carf Moore, the libretto by
her mother, Sarah 'Pratt Carr. The
opera was produced In Seattle, and
Mirs. Carr's story .of its writing and
production you will find very interest
ing. To these two American operas we
point with pride.' They are sign posts
on the road to the Great American
Opera which will surely arrive. - -"
The Herald-Republican . certainly is
entitled to the .main prize for being
the best guesser. After waiting- until
a few days ' before election last fall
the paper .jumped to the' support of
the Citizens' ticket. It was elected.
Everybody In Utah knew how -the
-state was going to go when the H. R.
reluctantly took, a rather Republican
view of the situation.. And, despite
this support, the Republicans won.
At the same time, while the Bull
Moose wererouted in Utah, the Bull
Garians were having a pleasant time
At the hour of going to pr3s no
one has confessed authorship of the
card canard urging all Mormons to
'support Taft. A card was ambiguous
WilBon seems to be a favorite col
. lego man."" He did well at Princeton
and bids fair to do "better at Washhig
- ton in the .electoral college.
It "is.ndt true, Terese, -that Goyer
jior Spry 'spent two .million dollars
of the state's money to piQOure hlB re-
If the Progressive party Jn Utah
hopes to survive it will do well to
look about for an honest leadership.
A want-ad in The Weekly classified de
partment will bring results, on a guarantee.
Now that Surveyor General Hull is
going into' the undertaking business
ho can do the state a great service
if he works In the right direction.
A jolt that comes with the after
math! fs the statement that President
Taft Is getting ready to revive the Re
Speaking of the Bull Moose, the Herald-Republican
a day or so before elec
tion, flult9il this bit of poison at
Governor Spry: "Every vote they
(Progressives) cast for their own,
ticket Is merely helping Democrats In
to office, defeating a governor who has
conspicuously desired to serve."
The fatuous Mr. Hilles may now
take a much needed, if not much earn
Those pessimistic politicians who
thought Utah would be the only state
In "the Union to go for Taft are se
verely rebuked by the returns from
-In the' flection of Eddie Rogera as
city judge, Salt Lake has probably
won the distinction of naming the
smallest judge in existence.
After having strained your eyes
looking at election returns take a jaunt
over to State street and gaze on the
new shopping district laid out by Mr.
Auerbach and Mr. K.O.B.
The American party vote must be
recorded as "scattering.',' '
When you embrace a damsel shy
It seems . a sin
To get all lacerated by
A pesky pin!
Miss Catt Her hair adds to her
Miss Nipp -Yes; but it's an addi
tion that is easily subtracted.
Stickney's cigars-are above criticism-"
of most exacting connoisseurs. (Adv.)
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