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Vj ! f ' ffHE SALT IiA&E TRIBTOTE: IfRIDAY MOKNnSTG, 10. 1904:. JL
I; I ' f j.. eiected. and Democrats expressed gen-
j ( - J. iij ,' ' ' oral satisfaction.
I f i N ') Alternate delegates were selected by
l I' Jl n i pi ' acclamation, the moat dramatic feature
, rj 'i , 'i In this connection being when Chalr-
J I fi jj ' man Frank Cannon walked to the front
f 1i U i I oC the theater and nominated Lovey,
IE ,t If la Tin i the Herald's cartoonlsL Promptly the
i' ,' convention endorsed the chairman's
! I' ,i i candidate and the other alternate delc-
, J ' sates were quickly selected.
i t !' ,J V Then came the tup of war. It was at
! " W . . the close or the afternoon. The delc-
I 1 V jj l I gate3 were nervous with the strain of
i j i raj a long- day's uninteresting proceedings.
I I ,fi;( J Scarce an incident had served to sllmu-
1 '' i J fjii late them. The talkod-of contest be-
, iff 1 1 i i tween the Mormon leaders and the Gon-
Tj j'.H ' tiles had not materialized. No effort
1 f' j jfj was made to Instruct the delegates. The
1 a tw i bottom fell out of all plans for a fight.
' j ,1.W 'I Over In one corner of the convention
; i. 1 sat n baC dozen Republican leaders,
! i , attracted by the promise of a struggle.
,1 yl 1 On the other side were others. Through-
j 41 oul 11,2 building Republicans hovered.
J i' !rttt hoping- the long talked of row would
ll i develop. They were discouraged until
Ti t ;h''; Fisher Harris, speaking In favor of
;i ' !',' Judge O. W Powers, whose name with
1 5 that of D. 11. Peery was before the
, "j 'J 'It convention for National Commltteo
j j. !i A man, tread on thu toes of Brlgham H.
j I !j ) Roberts.
.j j It was then word was whispered that
j i( the fight was on. Roberts would not
jf ' '1 1 j y remain silent longer. He was within
j .j I 'I'll! reach of the City Treasurer's hand as
j (' i'Jr Harris spoke. He sat cool and un-
2 , ; moved and listened not only to eulogy
S ii v of his political enemy, but to half
I -( -W, veiled nsuerslons at his own conduct,
3 l' and when Harris concluded the former
I i i" Congressman attempted to reach his
J -t ',", The-convention seemed stampeded for
t i ' ij Powers. It was cheering his rfome and
j !' 1 ,Pocry stock went way down,
r , (i . C. M. Jackson was recognized by the
,! ( ' . chair and he declared that Judge
I , i Powers was not only asking for the
I, t commltlecmanshlp, but was to be a
, ' ,! eondldate for Congress.- "Those offl-
i ; ,( ccs should be passed around," declared
1 ' 1 ' Jackson.
I Sharp Dialogue.
' ' j At this moment Mr. Harris, who had
j chanced his position for the dress clr
I j I clc on the east side of the theater after
1 " ' nominating Judge Powers, rushed down
f iri the center aisle and pointing at Jack
ie I , j son declared.
' " i' i ' "This man speaks without authority
' . ' j of Judge Powers when he announces
' L t :l, nmi as a candldato for Congress. I
I ijj Powers Declares Himself.
I, ' 1 i" wish to say he Is rot a candidate for
1 " i a Congress, but a candidate for National
i ' Committeeman. By honest means he
-i , I i will be elected and by no other."
4' i;IJ Jackson declared that Judge Powers
f.J bad told him "that If named for Con-
, Bress he would not decline that noml-
!l j; ,.'! , notion."
ft I, 1 ' Everybody was yelling, it seemed, and
j , ', -i dozen men attempted to secure recog-
Hl ; nltion. Then Powers appeared In the
fi center of the theater. He was bristling
Jf j i i ' with flghL His large eyes shot dellant
, 1 H glances at Jackson und a long linger
. j'J v i( pointed contemptuously at the man
jui " ', 'J who had assumed to speak for him.
V , jl .Jl Powers Makes Answer.
k '! "By wlat right docs that man bandy
ft V lw niv name? I am not a candidate
$ I ' !,," for Congress. I want that understood."
, W 1 t' Jackson settled into his chair. The
' fierceness of the double denunciation of
"!. i' l, bis dishonest method rendered him
n ' helpless and Powers already had the
w ' 7 convention with him.
i . I Then Brlgham H. Roberts was rec-
t 1 'I .' ognlzed. He spoke briefly and with
1 . but one outburst of feallng. It was
vt , i; ben he declared that contrary to the
If 'J.i expression of Mr. Harris that honest
U ) ' i1; support was given him while he was
'is i . candidate he said: "Somehow I never
f V thought it was given to me! I thought
H it was given to the party!"
t j, . ' His support of Peery turned the tide.
1 . i.' Judge King and a dozen others at-
fl, , , ,'; tempted, to stem it. There was a half
X j j dozen burning speeches, but the young
' ; mining broker, aided by the powerful
f ', Roberts, swept the independents- off
I- tt " t tbeir feet nnd the balloting disclosed
I I j that lher old war horse had been tricked
U 11 ' ,' bV the cunning of some artful foeman
h l' , ; Peery had won won by the teeth.
l. " WORK OF DEMOCRATIC
HJ ; CONVENTION IN DETAIL
l ' ; Transformed for the time being Into
Hli 4 I,, a convention hall by three circles of
ml j'1 j !'. bunting and a liberal display of large
Mil . i ' ' 1 , and sma11 naB3 lhe Salt Lalce Theater
I , I, : contained 200 or 300 persons when Till-
Hr'';jj' , man "D. Johnson, temporary chairman
S l i called for order.
!,),, i Mr. Johnson, who Is from Ogden, was
i'y unanimously chosen by the State com-
; ! ' mlttec after a short session on the
K' j' stage of the theater at 10 o'clock. At
,' the same time E. D. Sorenscn of
Hv. , Nephl. Juab county, was elected tempo-
Ht) J i . :'ary secretary.
i jf Jj Soil of Honorables.
B ,,f if! At 1:45 o'clock ex-Senator Frank J.
, y Cannon called the roll of "honorables"
' i K who were expected to lend dignity to
' I J the occasion by sitting on the plat-
i i, U form. Each name was greeted with a
t J' i i'. round of applause and as B. H. Rob-
I : " ft, erts. Fisher Harris, Judge Henderson.
H'. .i Ij Moses Thatcher. J. H. Moylc, David
I 'I! Evans, S T. Thurman, Judge O. W.
1 I, Powers, D. H. Perry and W, M. Roy-
1 I'M i lance look their places the demonstra-
Htl ' y tlons were repented.
( 'i Temporary Chairman ' Johnson was
introduced by Mr. Cannon. In his
opening speech ho mndo the conven
tional prophecies of Democratic suc
cess at tbo presidential election and
went on to explain how the result was
to be accomplished in the various piv
Predicts Democratic Success.
Chairman Johnson scoffed at the Re
publicans for knowing who they In
tended to nominate and exulted In the
fact that the Democrats would oheer
fully accept any candidate the Nation
al convention could scare up. "Roose
veltlsm," ns the chairman termed it.
was denounced on numerous counts
and the personality of the President
was put forward as the chief Issue of
the campaign. The speaker recom
mended an "unlnstructed, untram
meled" delegation to St. Louis, and the
suggestion brought forth a slight dem
onstration of applause.
The roll of counties was called for
the selection of committees on creden
tials, nnd permanent organization and
order of business, the following names
Credentials Beaver, Miss Vie Chris
tian ; Box Elder, J. F. Hauscn; Cache.
George W. Skldmore; Carbon, L. O.
Hoffman; Davis, Thomas Harris; Em
ery, William Howard: Garfield, ;
Grand, William Shafcr; Iron, ;
Juab. G. M. Whltmore; Kane, J. M.
Melville; Morgan, J. A. Rich; Piute.
- : Rich. G. M. Weston: Salt Lake.
C. M. Jackson: San Juan, George A.
Adams: Sanpete, L. F. Becker; Sum
mit, Daniel Lambert; Tooele, Bennlon;
Uintah, J. T. McConnell; Utah, H. T.
Reynolds; Wasatch, Henry Cluff;
Washington. D. II. Morris; Weber,
George W. Baker.
Organization Beaver, G. H. Fenne
more; Box Elder. J. D. Call; Cache, J.
B. Allen; Cnrbon, I. W. Bowman;
Davis. John Fisher; Emory, A. M. Tru
man; Garfield. ; Grand, F. B. Ham
mond; Iron, . Juab. C. F. Spllman;
Kane, ; Milard, Joshua Green
wood; Morgan. Richard Frve; Piute.
; Rich. J. II. Woston; Salt Lake,
W. II. Dale; San Juan, George A. Ad
ams; Sanpete, J. P. Chrlstensen; Sum
mit; Ray Brim; Tooele, F. B. Hom
mond; Uintah. Mrs. Mary Ostler; Utah,
Sam A. King; Wasatch, A. Howell;
Wool ton. Washington. R. C. Lund;
Wayne, ; Weber, Henry W. Gwil-
Just before the noon adjournment a
resolution was adopted Instructing the
secretary of the State committee to
designate the places of the various
delegations by means of placards, and,
at the risk of maklnc the panjuette
look like Robinson Crusoe's Island, the
first floor of the theater was nterved
for delegates to the convention.
"Ia there anybody here from Gar
field?" "Delegates from the second precinct
Such remarks as abo''e, mingled with
the selections by the orchestra when the
delegates reconvened at the afternoon
"Will the convention please come to
order?" asked the temporary chairman.
It would, and did. The attendance
was much larger than In the morn
ing. The committee on credentials,
through C M. Jackson, reported no
contests and every county represented
Order of Business.
Judge Joshua Greenwood, read the
following report of the coimlttee on
permanent organization aiJ order of
"The committee has selii:ted the fol
lowing as permanent ofllcers of this
convention: Chairman, W. M. Roy
lance; secretary, Daniel Stevens of
Millard county; assistant secretaries,
Ben D. Luce, Salt Lake county, Miss
VI Christian, Beaver county; chaplain,
George Christiansen, Sanpete county;
scrgeant-at-arms, S. F. Thompson,
Box Elder county; vice-chairmen, J. H.
Fennemore, Beaver county; Wynn L.
Eddy, Box Elder; L. O. Hoa'man, Car
bon; David Stoker, Davis: William
Howard, Emery; J. A. Beaman, Juab,
J. E. Ray, MJlard; Slmbn Bamberger,
Salt Lake; Ferdinand Erlckson, San
pete; Miss Sadie Kirk Tooele; Miss
Oster, Uintah; A. J. Evans, Utah,
James McDonald, Wasatch; Nathan
"The committee recommends that
the order of business shall be as fol
lows: "First Prayer by the chaplain.
"Second Report of committee on
"Third Report of committee on
permanent organization and order of
"The order of business shall be as
"First The election of six delegates
to the Democratic National convention.
"Second The election of six alter
nates to the National Democratic con
vention. "Third The election of a member of
the National committee."
Amendments by Delegates.
L C. Thoreson of Cache desired that
Mrs- M. S. Ormsby bo added to the
list as vlce-chalman from his county.
The chairman declared the motion
adopted without a vote.
George Blair of Salt Lake moved to
amend the report by providing for the
election of a new State committee In
the order of business. Judge H. P.
Henderson and others deprecated' the
proposal on the ground that such ac
tion would imply a lack of confidence
In the present committee and would bo
an Infringement on the privilege of the
State nominating convention.
Frank J, Cannon, the chairman of
the present State' committee, told of
the experiences of his committee during
uiu mat oiuiu KiimpaiKn, commenting
on the absence of money, the lack of
speakers and the superfluity of advice
which ended in defeat. His remarks
were loudly cheered.
Lost by Good Majority.
The amendment was submitted to a
vote nnd lost by a good majority. The
original report was then adopted and
Permanent Chairman W. M. Roylance
of Utah county, with the other perma
nent ofllcers, took their places on the
platform. On taking the gavel Mr.
Roylance of Utah county, with the
other permanent officers, took their
places on the platform. On taking the
gavel Mr. Roylance added to the gay
ety of the assemblage by drawing a
verbal picture of the victory which
awaits the Democratic party at the
polls in November.
Prayer was offered by the chaplain,
George Christianson of Sanpete county,
who naively attributed to the tflety the
principles of the Democratic party.
The manner of electing delegates to
the National convention caused som
discussion. W. H. Dale of Salt Lake
proposed that the convention vote for
six men at the same time, two of whom
should be from the counties north of
Salt Lake, two from Salt Lake county
and two from the counties south of
Salt Lake. Objection was made that
the convention had no right to restrict
the choice of the deleeates In such a
manner. The chair declared the motion
In order, but the house refused to sus
tain the ruling. After many Intricate
proposals it was finally decided to
vote for six -delegates, on each ballot,
those having a majority of the votes
caBt to be declared elected.
Real Work Begins.
Judge Greenwood started the ball by
nominating George C. Whltmore of
Nephl. Mows Thatcher followed with
a eulogy on Joseph Monron of Cache.
A, J. Evans of Utah county nomi
nated Samuel A. King. T. D. Johnson,
In behalf of Weber county, presented
the name of ox-Senator Frank J. Can
non. This nomination caused an en
thusiastic outburst, and the motion was
made that Mr. Cannon be elected by
acclamation. P. J. Daly moved that
ex-Senator Joseph L. Rawlins? be In
cluded In thft motion. Both the motion
and the amendment would have been
adopted had not an enthusiastic dele
gate offered an amendment Including
VVhltmore and King.
Thereupon Robert Sloan of Salt
Lake protested against the railroading
method, and the entire motion went to
the table by an almost unanimous vote.
Nominations wore resumed and Matt
Thomas of Salt Lake put forward the
name of Simon Bamberger.
John Halverwn of Salt Lake was
nominated by John Howell and A. R.
Weeter of Park City by Joseph M.
Cohen of Salt Lake. John T. Calnc of
Salt Lake was recognized and nomi
nated ex-Senator Joseph L Rawlins
as a man who believed In letting each
State manage Its own affairs. Fisher
Harris, In a short and witty wpeech,
nominated Martin E. Mulvey as the
man responsible for the Democratic
victory in Salt Lake City last fall.
John Fisher of Davis county otood as
sponsor for John R. Barnes. George
Dern advocated the election of Mrs. J.
Fowson Smith of Salt Lake.
"'Mr. Letcher of San Juan, am I
right?" eald the chairman.
"You are always right, Mr. Chair
man, when you locate me so cor
rectly geographically," returned Gerald
Letcher, and he nominated George
Billings of Uintah county.
The recording speeches were short,
but none too short for the listeners.
The secretary began reading the Hat
of counties and It soon became apparent
that the two ex-Senators, George C.
Whltmore, S. A. King and Joseph
Monson, were safe, but the friends of
M. E. Mulvey hoped that he would
wind in his race with Simon Bam
berger. It was not to be, however.
The State Senator had the age on his
competitor and won out hands down.
The vote stood
Whltmore. 484; Cannon, 468; Rawlins,
448; King, 384; Monson, 371; Bamberger,
mi. t-) n. ice. xxr-.
OUi, .Dinner, it, luuiiv;;, iwu, " nitii
116; Halverson, 97; Billings, 51; Kltt, 14;
Mrs. Smith, 13.
Cannon Makes Retorts.
On the announcement of the result
Chairman Frank J. Cannon said that,
"As he was about to yield up the gavel
of authority "
"How do you know you are?" shouted
"I know it by a thousand dollars'
worth of bad dates from the last cam
paign!" roared Mr. Cannon. He then
nominated A. L. Lovey, the cartoonist,
for an alternate to the convention. No
sooner had he finished his speech than
Mr. Lovey was named by acclamation.
A. R. Weeter of Summit was honored
In the same manner.
Morris Sommer. after an eloquent
toast to the ladles, nominated Mra.
Elizabeth J. D. Roundy. An amend
ment was adopted adding E. R. Davis,
Mrs. J. Fewson Smith and John R.
Barnes to the list.
"We will now receive nominations for
National committeeman," Bald the
chairman, and W. H. Dale lost no time
in presenting the name of D. H. Peery.
Young of Utah county, in seconding
the nomination of Mr. Peery, called
upon the old men to stand aside and
give the young men a chance.
P. J. Daly, representing Wayne,
nominated A. H. Tarbet as a heavy
contributor to the Democratic cam
Fisher S. Harris presented the name
of Hon. O. W. Powers, asking whether
the rewards 3hould always go to
amateurs and those who had performed
no slgnaal service for the party, or to
those who haad earned them.
In some manner Mr. Harris had In
veigled B. H. Robertts to a seat on his
left hand, and he now recalled the can
didacy of Mr. Roberts for Congress, the
attack upon him by the Governor and
the response of Judge Powers, who
camo to Salt Lake on a special train
and delivered a speech in the Theoter
which resulted In "a majority of 6000
for the gentleman on my left," as Mr.
Harris put It.
Mr, Roberts, who was known to be a
warm supporter of Mr. Peery, looked
very uncomfortable, but held his peace.
C. M Jackson, however, In seconding
the nomination of Mr. Peery, made the
statement that Mr. Powers would re
ceive the Democratic nomination for
Congress next fall, and was therefore
not available as National committee
man. This statement brought Fisher Har
ris to hia feet,
"I denounce this method of opposing
my candidate," he 3aid, shaking his
finger at Mr. Jackson "Judge Powers
Is not a candidate for Congress. If he
is to be defeated, let It be by honorable
methods and not by false representa
tions." "I was told by Judge Powers him
self." shouted Jackson, "that If he
were offered the nomination for Con
gress he would not refuse."
Suddenly at the back of the Theater
appeared the well-known face of Judge
Powers. As he walked down the center
alBle a mighty cheer went up from his
supporters. When he could make him
self heard he said In ringing tones:
"I rise to a question of personal
privilege. By what right has that man
bandied with my name? It Is true that
public utterances have done me the
honor to suggest my name for Congress.
I am not a candidate for Congress! I
want that understood. No gentleman
dishonest methods. I am a servant of
With this he retired from the floor
and was seen no more until the ballot
was taken. Could It have been taken
then it Is more than likely that he
would have been elected by a large
majority; but, by way of a diversion.
Walter Sloan of Salt Lake seconded
the nomination of A. H. Tarbet. In
the Interval B. H. Roberts gathered
himself together and rose to offset the
clever strategy of Mr. Harris in em
phasizing his debt to Judge Powers.
"I rise for the purpose of seconding
the nomination 6f the gentleman whose
name is before the convention. Before
doing bo I desire to express my per
sonal regret that thdre should have
been personal utterances relating to
myself- I do not think It Is necessary
to refer to any one circumstance In the
history of the Democratic party to
justify in bringing to the attention of
this convention the honest name of O.
W. Powers. I think his general record
rather than any one Incident In the his
tory of the Democracy could have
Jbecn thrust upon him in this gathering.
However, that is merely of the past.
I wish to express, however, to both tho
gentlemen who nominated him and to
the honorable gentleman himself my
lasting gratitude for the stalwart sup
port they gave to me In that campaign.
But somehow I never thought It was
given to me. I thought It was given
to the party (great applause.) It seems
that I was a little mistaken, or I am
willing to take too charitable a view
of It to think the gentleman was car
ried away by his feelings to say that.
I regret that there should have been
this personul matter Injected Into the
matter of nominating these gentlemen."
He then seconded the nomination of
Spoaks for Powers.
Mcndcnhull of Utah said that Peery
was not known In Utah county, but
that Powers was known In every cow
camp and hamlet in the State Judge
H. P. Henderson of Salt Lake spoke
of the Importance of the ponltlon and
the necessity for an experienced and
tried man to fill It. Judge Kellogg of
Utah county followed In the same
strain, pronouncing Judge Towers the
beet campaigner In the United States,
McCIosky of Weber, Olscn of Mil
lard and Blair of Salt Lake replied
In behalf of Poery, voicing the
claims and aspirations of the young
Democracy. James C. Bowcn of Salt
Lake charged Peery with attempting
to buy the position by his contribu
tions to the campaign funds. His re
marks brought forth more hisses than
cheers, and Intensified tho bitterness
which had Insensibly crept Into the con
test. Joe Fowler of Salt Lake Inappro
priately took this opportunity to en
large on Mr. Peery's generosity In the
matter of donations. Robert W. Sloan,
Temporary Chairman Johnson.
one of Mr. Peery's warm personal
friends, was recognized. He said that
he appreciated the distinguished ser
vices of Judge Powers, but that there
were other good men in the party, and
that Mr. Peery was one of them. "As
a political manager he can give Judge
Powers cards and spades," said Mr.
Sloan In a moment of extreme en
thusiasm. "To pour oil on the troubled waters,"
as he said, or to prevent a choice on
the first ballot, as some suspected,
David Evans nominated Judge H. P.
Henderson as a compromise candidate.
Result of Ballot.
Judge W. H . King threw the weight
of his Influence on the scale for Powers.
He never made a more earnest or elo
quent speech. Powers, he said, was a
young man In years, but old In the ser
vice of the Democratic party. He had
worked without reward, and was en
titled to the honor which he now
sought. With this the nominations
closed and the balloting began. This
was the result:
3 . a
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' : ?
Beaver 5 5
Box Elder IS '
Cache 12 18 .... 7
Davis 4 15 ....
Emory 5 5
Grand l 2
Juab 12 7
Millard C G ""
Morgan ..... 5 "
Piute 2 2
Rich 2 3
Salt Lake !lal 2G'J "hi "k
San Juan 2
Sanpete 18 IS
Sevier 2 2-3 13 1-3 ..!!!!".'.
Summit 8 4 6
Tooele 3 jt
Uintah 2 '5
Utah 14 50 .... ."!!!
Washington 9 I
Wayno 4 ...
Weber 33V4 1G& " !!"
Totals 261 11-12 nTTw 134 "7
On the announcement of the result
Judge Powers moved that It be made
unanimous. This was done, with three
cheers for Powers and three more for
Peery. The successful candidate was
discovered In the back of the hall and
was forced to speak. He did so In few
words, merely thanking his friends,
expressing his admiration for his dis
tinguished opponent and promising to
use his best efforts for the good of the
It was jupt 6 -45 o'clock when the con
Judge Powers has no sore spots on
him because of his defeat for National
committeeman. He had not sought
election until friends urged him to
make the race, and It Is considered re
markable, since he only entered the
contest a few days before the conven
tion, that nuch a handsome support
was given him.
He gracefully accepted the will of
the convention, nnd Is now advising his
friends to do as he will do give the
new committeeman all possible sup
port. Henry Peery, when seen last night,
was by no means In a gloating mood
over his victory. To a Tribune re
porter he said: "I appreciate the honor
more than I could express. Not ro
much because of the offl.ee as the
knowledge that It comes as a result of
the devotion of the best of frlendw.
"While I know a personal fight was
made on me by Democrats who are
my enemies, I entertain no resentment.
Nor do I charge any underhanded
methods to Judge Powers. He is a.
princely gentleman, a great Democrat
and my friend. Had I have known
he desired the place I should not have
been a candidate. But, being a can
didate early and receiving pledges from
my friends, there was nothing for me to
do but remain to the end, and I thank
those who were steadfast and success
ful In their work In my Interests."
Mr. Peery declared It Is his purpose
to work to bring about harmony in
Utah and in the Nation so far a.n he
may be able, that no conflicts shall be
permitted to Influence his service as a
representative of the Utah Democracy.
' Royal Bread Is pure, every loaf bears
our label with the crown. At all gro
cera and first-class restaurants..
SOME CONVENTION' INCIDENTS
Treasurer Fisher Harris dropped Into
a seat In the dresB circle about tho time
the band played "Dixie." That was
too much for him. For a time his face
showed Its appreciation by a generous
smile. Then his feet
began to work. But
this did not relieve
his Jubilance and
he begon clapping
his h a n d s, He
pounded his palms
until It Is doubtful
If he could count
the city funds If he
were obliged to do
In the midst of
Cannon called him , ,
to the platform to Fisher Harris,
sit among the nota
bles. Ho responded with Jacksonlan
promptness and sat through the speech
of Temporary Chairman Johnson with
Jcffersonlan simplicity. Indeed, at
times his classic features seemed en
circled by a halo, but on close Investi
gation the half was found to bo his
well-kept fingers that were raised to
his face to hide the seml-consclousness
of bubbllng-ovcr enthusiasm.
Mr. Harris Is a prince among- Demo
crats and he can't help warming up
when the band begins to play and the
"good, old-time doctrine of nntl-Re-publlcanlsm"
"There's Frank, old boy; good luck
to 'lm!" declared a working man with
a crippled left hand, as he leaned over
a rear seat and fastened his eyes on
Chairman Cannon's well-known figure.
'"Hi tell you 'e's a good one. HI worked
hall night nan' come year to 'ear 'lm
speak. 'Ope Hi'll not be disappointed.
"Ever 'ear w'en 'e got hafter 'Eber
U. Grant an' John 'Enry Smith? You
'aven't? Well, HI'Il tell you. Frank
'c rented the 'all chuck full beat peo
ple" Just then the chairman called tho
convention to order and the partisan
of the Odgen editor slid Into a chair
and promised to tell "hall about hit
One delegate wanted the convention
to shut out all from the lower floor but
those whom a committee of three would
pass as delegates at the door.
"Now that's like some fellows," re
marked a Salt Laker. "He Is probably
serving as a delegate for the first time.
He thinks he Is one of the biggest men
In the country. He would build a wall
and establish a system of signals and
countersigns lest someone not author
ized, as he has been, get a look at the
Temporary Chairman Johnson had no
fear of figures. As he waxed warm In
his "keynote" he declared that any old
Democratic platform would have 10,000
times more In It that would please a
Democrat than a Republican platform,
and he thought that Democrats should
not complain If some of the phraseology
did not quite conform to their Ideas.
He thought so much of tho Jingle of
his fine-figured Illustration that he re
peated It. 1
Parley P. Christiansen "Just hap
pened in" to see what the convention
was doing, and so did quite a sprjnkle
of other Republicans. But they raised
no disturbance. Doubtless this was
due to the fear that the absent delega
tions from Grand and Garfield might
In fact be In the convention In spirit
and stalking behind the interlopers with
an elm club.
When Chairman Johnson spoke of the
local Republicans being "torn by fric
tion and by faction," some delegate
yelled "hooray!" and the editor of the
"guttersnipe" Jotted, down the period.
Fisher Harris, speaking from a place
in the Rich county delegation, waxed
warm as he enumerated the virtues of
M. E. Mulvey as a Democrat. This F.
F. V. (fast fiylng Virginian) made a
great speech and it was not his fault
that the chairman of the Salt Lake
Democratic ticket did not win a dele
gateshlp, but some say he was queered
by the Indorsement of another.
Judge Henderson nominated J. H.
Kldd for delegate, but a visitor said the
Judge was only "kidding."
Moses Thatcher, clean cut and clear
headed, urged the name of his old
friend Joe Monson of Logan for dele
gate. He tickled the convention by de
claring that Uncle Joe's "wounds
have been healed and his broken bones
have been reset, and that while he has
been to a few funerals of the Demo
cratic party he has come down today
to Its resurrection."
Sam King made a combination with
Senator Whlttemore's Juab boosters at
noon yesterday and donned a Whltte
more badge himself. And Juab made
"I want to say," said venerable Mr.
Curtlndahl from Juab county, "that I
Indorse every word that has been said
here today. The Republican party Is
our enemy and I want every one to
work and vote for the succcsb of the
Democratic party. That is all I have to
The sentiment was generously ap
plauded. Mayor Roylance referred to Reed
Smoot as "the senior Senator."
Joshua Greenwood occupied a place
on the stage for a while and his big
red face wore a scowl as he turned oc
casionally toward A. G. McKinsoy, the
It was not believed the big Richfield
man "had It In for" "Mac." but an In
quiry disclosed the fact that the would-be-Judge
Is Jealous of "Mac's" bald
In the Smith box Judge D. II. Wen
ger, Joe Llppman. P. P. Chrlstcneen
nnd Fred Loofbourow stored themselves
away, each trying to keep In hearing
and out of sight.
When there was a wrangle as to the
suspension of the rules to "elect Cannon,
Rawlins, Sam King and George Whltte
morc by' acclamation, there was a par
"How many amendments can there bo
mado to a motion to suspend the
rules?" asked Joe Cohen.
"One," declared the chairman.
"I do not believe thero can be any,"
The motion to suspend, with Its nu
merous amendments, lost.
The sensation of the convention was
George Chrlstensen's prayer. Through
out the convention were whisperings of
surprise at the petition made.
The chaplain uttered an excessively
partisan prayer. He asked God's as
sistance for the "grand old Democratic
party" 'and for the nomination of a
ticket that will lead the party to vlc-
t0Much criticism wa heard, one of. the
delegates from Salt Lake saying he had
trouble keeping on hl.M feet.
It was the general opinion that the
prayer was 111-advlsed.
"Chaplain Chrlstensen's prayer was a
record-breaker," declared a visitor. X
have witnessed many conventions, but
that Is the first time I ever heard God
and His Son called on to especially bless
any particular organization as a Party
Individuals arc prayed for and God Is
asked to temper the deliberations of
men, but a prayer for the success of
one party and the defeat of another Is
When Henrv Peery was listening to
that warm speech of Fisher Harris as
the champion of Judge Powers' enndi-
nacy was icihwk
the convention what
a naughty thing it
would be to turn
down the Judge,
whose long service
for the Democracy
tiad been so valu
able, for an untried
neophite, the young
man was thoughtful.-
had asked, "Shall
the rewards of office
always go to the
amateur?" For a
time he did not
KnOW JUSt ttiieii;
Henry Peery n0 Was at." Ills
Meditative. cunning told him
that Harris's speech was likely to
stampede the convention and he tried
to think how he could counteract It.
Then he looked at Brlgham H. Roberts
and a telepathic message passed.
Next moment Henry was rosy
cheeked again. He wasn't out of the
bush, but he felt like he was nearly
Henry Peery had some strong under
currents for him that no one but Henry
Peery and possibly Billy Dale knew
about. And which the convention will
possibly be none the wiser.
There were some funny musical com
binations at the convention. There
were some that were not so funny, too.
One of the first pieces played was
"Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! the boys are
Cheer up, Grover, we will come,"
etc., and It reminded a delegate of a for
mer campaign, when the Democratic
Moses was leading his hosts out of
the wilderness and he said:
"It always does me good to hear that
old tune. I got a postofllce Just after
we elected Grover the first piece of pie
our family had ever had, and I've been
powerful hungry for several years, so
hungry I'd vote for him again quicker
than I'd vote for any of the bunch."
Then there was another tune one
that was solemn-like, so solemn as to
seem out of place In a Democratic con
vention ' t
"One more day's work for Jesus."
Few, however, recognized It.
Only one delegate was present at the
morning session from San Juan, but
some person tipped It off to J. R.
Letcher, the profeslonal representa
tive of San Juan county, and he was on
hand In the afternoon as big as life,
and made a speech on the subject of
scalping knives and war-faced Indians.
The delegates understood his lingo. It
seemed, for they cheered him and de
feated his candidate for delegate.
Probably the most clever argument
presented In favor of a candidate was
that of Bob Sloan, who spoke for Hen
ry Peery. It was full of fervid enthu
siasm and carried conviction because
of Its earnestness.
During the first session of the con
vention MaJ.-Gen. Wood was referred
to as "a little doctor who happened to
be the President's personal friend."
Dave Evans did not permit his friends
to keep him In the face for committee-
man. ie was none
'the less Interested
and watched the
fight for the mas
tery from a chair
on the floor of the
convention. At one
time when It
seemed that some
(dark horse should
be entered, David
spoke to so m e
rr" I any attempted to
David Evans. have the rules sus-
&Xi?&Gfr4 pended and Judge,
Henderson elected. Falling In this he
presented Judge Henderson's name and
It was cheered so much as to make the
friends of the leaders fear for the re
sult, bu the Judge, though amply qual
sult.but was not a candidate, was for
Judge Powers, and did not make a
showing when the vote was taken.
Mayor "Bill" Roylance from Provo
was dead easy as a presiding officer.
He made a speech on taking the per
manent chairmanship and took hold
with a will, but the
first dash out of the
box got him Into a
Contest with the
convention, he was
jiot sustained, and
henceforth he was
more cautious and
nvns not again re
versed. Joe Cohen
called him down on
ruling and the del
egates ran away
with him In the
pom m ltteemanshln
contest, but the
Mayor Is good-natured
and he Is yet Provo's Mayor,
a boy In a way, and
doubtless forgot his status In his eager
ness to see a sharp little fight.
Twice was the alleged concession of
New York to the Democrats by Sena
tor Smoot referred to. The Senator
was in town, but he did not send any
one to the convention to defend him
self. Joe Cohen's appeal In behalf of the
modest and bashful Democrats of
Summit county, In which he askd that
A. R. Weeter be elected a delegate, de
served a better fate.
It was eloquent; even tearful.
Miss Llda Russell, daughter to Na
tional Democratic Delegate Russell of
Nevada, wn.s an Interested spectator at
the big convention.
In the caucus after the morning ses
sion Sam King's county did not want
nle rIId for n,m' e delegate
talked about passing things around,
and swune his arms In assort of gesture
that Is a cross between auwT 'W.W
a swimming master's Instruct n? ULU
class. Later on the sanic tuwt1
spoke favoring Henry Peery tt &k 'Wt '
believe In giving "a few men 'Ws&
was to give. "We lived and i Ktl LJES
in Utah." he continued, "and t 04 $Wbn
voted till I was DO years old nLCttB? 1'
.1 believe one should give the von Si
a chance to say there h in tr Sirs
some brains besides what is Ijjffi 10
Among tho convention cclPbrm. o'
R. C. Lund of Washington co," ;
member of the State Board ofS
lion. He was conspicuous fHP?
thlngs-hls earnestness, hla B2e 1nlH 'B'n,
badge. ze jBtl-P
- J iV
R. C. Lund. 'IL'0 e
The badge was not largerhE
others, but It was more In evident i MrU
proclaimed that the big delegate ro ! V-T
the south was for Senator WhltterMtT
and that carried conviction with It ,i bltto
Mr. Lund was a camp follower t fcr
Brlgham H. Roberts, and he was ,
of the busiest men at the Theater h! ' i&J'
didn't lose- out, either. ' iijj r
Chairman Cannon said he nroroM : irt
retiring at the close of his term tr
when a delegate exclaimed-' "How & fiilr
you know, Frank?" the popular 0.,' lb.
denlte lifted his voice to the root tk ' V-
possibly higher and declared i si
"I know It. I know It J5000 wortir Si
I remember the last campaign." ;7 I
Mendenhall of Utah declared In &
speech for Powers: "You may knot 1 Sl-
Mr. Peery up here In Salt Lake countr
He may be all right. But we do w U ffi
know him down In tho 'cow country'
We never heard about him down theri
or scarcely ever." ' , ? , j.
"It was perfectly proper to say of fyf1
today's convention," was the commest :li4
of a delegate, "that It was trouble , iliii
with too much Jackson." if;
One friend to former Senator Rawilm : -"mc
referred to him as a "State's Rlghu
Democrat"; a man who believes that
outsiders should keep their hands off
the affairs of the people of the re-
-spcctlve States. ' J?1
Senator Rawlins was a popular mic'ftiti
in the convention, and while he did iwt m
parade himself as a speech-maker He Ws i
hung around the edges and got in &ftr
good lick for a friend every oppor- ytlat
tunlty., . BriLi
At times he got a bit excited aM tu
read the riot act to several obstreperm. j.
ous delegates who sought to crea te.B;,di
disturbance, and at one time during i fa ;
Powers-Pcery contest he came ne
mixing into the fight. It was conceaea
that If the- Senator had have cone tb,y
there would have been several spin
things for the- newspapers to print.
Any report of convention Is incom
plete that falls to mention effort ma iftf
to save tho Demo
crtlc party from
defeat because oC
(lack of organiza
tion. Mr. Blair,
who. by the way,
is a very pleasing
speaker and who
has the faculty of
peeping cool when
the "hooters are
footing" as well .is
when the "rooters
,nre rooting," at
tempted to Induce
it he convention to
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select a new State
committee so that ji 'iKfrrlt
the committee might effect a thoroo jgfry
organization before the campaign Mjgjt
mally opens. . joUij
He spoke eloquently and well. jj W
centered a fire on him from iriei na. Mgtbi
Chairman Cannon, who Insisted if 9ti,
the movement reflected on the adminv jfu
tratlon of the present committeemen- H
Here It was that Chairman tjjR?1
made a warm .speech, Intimating .jlfcTHe
he had not been as earnestly suppori 1 .
us he should have been. Mr .La."nn6,Mf!'1
was vociferously applauded and " .
Mr. Blair's motion misconstrued ac lM
his efforts were unavailing. KLt!t
Politics 'make strange J bede"ri . lt
Judge King battled for Judge PW Jf
So did other prominent Mormon jU'V'