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HI 6 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY.
Hjt THE REGENERATION OF EAST
P THIRD SOUTH.
B -- IVB years ago the man from the
H JP east alighted from the Limited
H at the old frame depot of the
H Oregon Short Line, plodded through
H the cinders up tho incline to Third
Hjf West street and fell victim to the
H seductive wiles of a Jehu with an un-
Hh couth equipage drawn by horses. The
H stranger was rolled with indifferent
H speed toward town. He had been told
fthat tho Knutsford was the proper
1 place to stop in Salt Lake and directed
H1 ' the driver to that place.
H , Those of you who will let your
H, memory recall the picture of Third
H j South street, between Main and Stale,
H five years' ago, can readily agree with
Hji1 the man from the east that the ap-
Hj" proach to Salt Lake's leading hotel
H! was by no means inviting. It was at
Ht the ragged edge of the shopping dis-
H trict, a little off the center of com-
H merclal activity. Also, East Third
H' South street was sound asleep.
H; The same man from the east re-
H turned recently, found a new Btation,
HL and one that is creditable to the com-
j munity and to the railroad which
B ' erected it, encountered autos instead
m of rattling carriages and was whisked
B downtown in a jiffy. Before we go
H any further, don't get the impression
M that this is a reiniscence. It isn't.
Hl It is merely by way of pointing out
H the transformation that has come over
Hll Salt Lake in a -short space of time.
H. Here at home, we don't notice the
IM, transition, as the changes come step
Hv by step, but all at once when the im-
i provement rises to the proportion
HW where it becomes almost general, It
BH' attracts attention, even at home. Tho
WW man from the east noticed the pass-
HH ing of the Knutsford from a hotel to
a department Btore and, perforce,
The old Van Dyke drug store, an
antiquated shack, stood where the
Judge building now stands, and fur
ther along on tbe south side of the
street there were boarding houses, set
back a ways from the street, while on
State street cornor stood tho Halitf
On tho southeast corner of the in
tersection an artistic display of sign
boards greeted the Btranger. On the
north side of Third South, between
Main and State, quite the same peace
ful perspective loomed up. No one
could walk along Third South street
without getting the impression of tho
main street in a sleepy country town.
All of a sudden things happened
to that end of town. The Auerbach
interests gave it a hypodermic injec
tion that has left a stimulating effect.
If one remembers that the Colonial
theatre stands on the site of what,
until a few years ago, was a boarding
house of uncertain construction, and
that the now Keith-O'Brien depart
ment store adorns a corner until a
few years ago graced by a rambling
structure of unsightly appearance, and
that other modern buildings have
taken the place of shacks and vacant
lots some idea of the immensity of
the work reflected in the appearance
of the district today may be gained.
The street is aflame at night. It
looks more like Main street running
east and west. Two great department
stores have adopted two of the cor
ners, the Auerbachs, in the old Knuts
ford, and Keith-O'Brien, in their new
building; a third, tho Paris, is making
a practically new building of splendid
proportions which will add tone to the
rejuvenated street. It will be a beau
ty when completed.
Indianapolis was called a one-horse
town for many years because of its
I ALFORD PROS. CO.
M Are now at their new store I
I 150 MIDDLE MAIN
H The new home of
I "Clothes of the Better Sort"
I ; SUITS, OVERCOATS, PANTS at pre-moval .
m They don't cost you any more in the new store
H than they did at the old. We used to be at
K 15 West Second South
i ALFORD OROS. CO.
countrified appearance and the dis
tinguishing mark in tho guise of a
one-horse shay that met every train
at the Union depot. Any city that
gets the name of one-street town is
quite as much at a disadvantage, for
outsiders notice Us narrowness and
landlords keep boosting the rent.
A Saturday night crowd at Third
South and State streets is a joy to
behold. The folks seems to take well
to the new shopping district. It cer
tainly gives the city a broader, more
PEOPLE DEMAND PUBLICITY.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. Contribu
tors to tho funds of tho Anti-Saloon
league in Tennessee are up in arms
because they can get no accounting
from the officials of the league of the
manner in which their money is being
spent. It is understood and freely
commented upon, especially by many
leading Methodists of Chattanooga,
that certain financial reports of the
league have not been made. The sal
ary of certain officials is said to be
placed at $1800 a year, with certain
emoluments of office, for which no
satisfactory report is said yet to have
been made. Frequent requests have
been made by tho secular press of
the state calling for a full report of
the financial condition of tho Anti
Saloon league, but as yet none has
been given out for publication.
THE LIGHT VOTE.
When the detailed result of the
recent election is fully and officially
canvassed, it will be shown that the
vote in the state of Utah has fallen
about 4,000 below the figure of the
last presidential election, in 1908. And
when the figures are traced down this
decrease will be found chiefly in Salt
Lake county, and probably in the
American vote. All pre-election calcu
lations were knocked silly by the re
sult. Two years ago tho Republicans
polled a little more than G0,000 votes
in the state. The Democrats about
33,000 and the American par.ty 14,00o
while the Socialists gathered their
usual 5,000. This year the Republi
can vote is about 41,000, Bhowing a
loss of 8,000 votes; the Democrats
polled this year 36,000, showing a
gain of 4,000 while the Bull Moose
polled about 24,000 votes, or 10,000
more than the Americans polled ji
tho state two years ago. The Social
ists get over 8,000 this year, showing
quite a gain.
Folks said through the campaign
that if the Bull Moose polled more
than 20,000 votes there wasn't a
ance for the Republicans. All of
which looked good on paper. But it
didn't work out that way.
Those who will explain the light
vote In Salt Lake City without bump
ing up against the conclusion that
there are fewer voters living in Salt
Lake than there were two or four
years ago are poor calculators. The
inevitable conclusion is that a lot of
people were disgusted with the entire
political situation and didn't want to
mix in the fracas at all.
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Everything in Wines, Liquors and
Beers delivered to your home.
Phone Wasatch 231.
74 WEST SECOND SOUTH ST.,
SALT LAKE CITY UTAH.
Here's one that got by election with
out being told. State Cl'iirman Wes
ley K. Walton of tho Progressives
ihad some stage seat cards printed
for the address of Governor 'Hiram
W. Johnson at tho Salt Lake theatre.
Those who were favored with the
pasteboards found tho governor's
name spoiled in the good old Mormon