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1 WAS '
Ireds Help Launch
Fifteen Hundred More
fuld Not Gain Ad
raubois, Critchlow and .Mc
Dbwall Deliver Ringing
WHAT WAS DONE.
sides listening to speeches by -f-
Jog(Ien Hllcs, Senator Fred T.
flB, Hon. E. B. Critchlow and
jTsrimucl McDowall, "The Star -f-
jgled Bajinor" by Mrs. Kate -f-
well Anderson and many -
otic selections by Hold's band, -f
nlght's meeting formally
!hed the American party, rati-
recommendation that a full -f-
ithexcluBlve of the Judiciary, be 4-
n&ted and an organization be 4-
fed In every county. -
jagnlfleent audience which filled
pot of space In the Grand the
t!nlght even to the flies of the
Sfjuiessed the christening of a
hlch litis begun a fight against (
domination that will not dis
ntll the ecclesiastics of the Mor-
urch have withdrawn from ptvr
ig in public affairs in Utah, for-
Jin the history of Utah, noted
jontaiieou9 outbursts of public
phas such a meeting been wlt-
A Popular Outpouring,
before the appointed hour nn
crowd thronged the street and
ot In front of the Grand theater,
id women clamoring for admlt,
lVnen the doors were opened
fts a rush for seats that was re
le. Laborers, professional and
men jostled each other good
lly, striving for an advantage In
DEccure a place where the pro
is could be witnessed, and when
band came down tho street play
patrlotlc air, such a throng ac
lled the band that the theater
jcked In a few moments,
idreda Wero Turned Away.
Rpre than a half-hour the croyd
i van turned away. It was es
by a couple of Salt Lake po
jthat not less than 1600 men and
valnly applied for admission.
I Sf People In returning toon
j the word that not a foot of space
J In the building.
I' les were removed from the stage
I TOmodate as many as possible,
,1 f 250 witnessed the meeting from
I t of vantage. The boxes and
were jammed. Tho entrances
Jtd with men and women.
i the wish of the committee hav-
ii ?harge the arrangements, to pro
place for an overflow meeting,
5 coula be secured and tho
t" necewarily abandoned,
rpose of the Meeting.
Right's meeting wa3 called to
$ against church domineering of
school affairs In Utah. It
J e first general meeting of the
4 Ion undertaken ten days ago.
e In sympathy with the movc
, ere invited to tho meeting. The
.was po ypontaneous as to sur-
an overwhelming succeaH, and
Id's band crowded into the the
t Vns a patriotic tunc, tho big
J waa electrlfled. Men and
J ;cheerc(1. waved handkerchiefs
J nnd ahowed an unnilstakablo
i I ?r 0,6 purpot?e of Katherlng.
tf hao hen witnetwed In Utah,
r, gmero say, that qulto equals
J 1b meeting.
I I J'Best Blood o TJtoh.
j' jTnade up of the best blood of
g?e ,nd ourroundlng country,
l0'lhlrdB t those present were
K tho women present were from
respectable homes in tho city.
Jm a Wtt, A better-behaved
audience never occupied tho theater.
The earnostness in which all partici
pated in the proceedings was generally
commented on. An almost deathlike si
lence prevailed when the speakers were
making their arguments and thingB
that amusod or pleased were vocifer-i
ously applauded. The theater was taste
Immediately before tho meeting was
called to order Hold's band created a
distinct sensation by unexpectedly
striking up the. tune "America."
A Patriotic Sensation.
Instantly tho big crowd was on its
feet cheering and clapping its hands in
the fervor of patriotic passion. The ef
fect was magical.
As the notes of this deathless hymn
fell on ears made especially receptive by
the other patriotic tunes, the temper of
the meeting was so manifest that strong
men were moved as not in years.
There was no mistaking the humor ofj
that vast crowd. It was for the new
party. The name was but nn incident
the people wero against priestcraft in
Utah the people were with the move
ment to eliminate church politics.
The people knew why they had been
invited to that meeting, nnd they were
In full, accord with the spirit of the
Judge Ogden Hiles Presided.
Judge John A. Street rjend the call
and introduced the chairman, Judge
Ogden Hiles. The appeAranee of the
stalwart jurist was the' signal for a
great demonstration. The ovation
given the Judge was I splendid testi
monial to his popularity.
He spoke with the aid of notes and
with such deliberation as to convince
all that lie weighed well his words.
Ills best periods' were warmly greeted,
and when he mentioned the presence
of SenatorFred Dubois the audience
showed ita appreciation by a fine dem
onstration that prepared the Senator
for the great speech he afterward de
llvered.j1 JDubois Warmly Greeted.
Like the presiding officer, the Ida
hoarwas given areception rare in the
lives' of public men. Few knew lie was
present until hla name was Incidentally
announced by Judge Hiles. His speech
,'wns full of earnestness, and It filled
a popular demand.
The report of the committee on or
ganization was read by Hon. George
L.. Nye, and it was adopted by a rising
Everybody Favored Party.
This vote was the sensation of the
meeting. Nearly every one arose. In
fact, If any did not, they could not be
seen. The people favored the name of
the new party, and they favored the
j scope of work outlined to flght the
hierarchy to the finish.
Other pronounced features of the
meeting were magnificent speeches by
Judge Samuel McDowall and by Hon.
E. B. Crltchlow. The latter's, espe
cially, was full of fervor that put the
audience in battling hurnor.
Mrs. Kate Briclewell Anderson, one
of Salt Lake's sweetest singers, was
present, and at an appropriate tlmo
led the audience in "The Star-Spangled
A '-full text of the meeting follows:
. Street Read tho Call.
After the band had played a number
or patriotic airs, every one of which
met wjth applause from the great
crowd, Oihe meeting was called to order
by Judg6 John A. Street, who, after
very brief! remarks, read the call which
had brought the people together, as
To the Citizens of Utoh: Bvery Ameri
can citizen or Utah, man or woman, who
Is opposed to church domination in any
of tho affairs pf state, and opposed to
church control i tho public schools, is
cordially invited to attend a meeting of
thcae of like sentiments, to be held In
the Grand Theatjer, Salt Lake City, on
"Wednesday ovenlnc, September 14, 1904,
at S:15 o'clock.
The objects of this meeting are as fol
low: Flrstr To hear arrd act upon tho re
port of tho Committfco on Party Organi
zation heretofore appq'lntcd by a mooting
of citizens, who Irrevocably pledged them
selves to support, to ul'.lmato success, tho
movomont to oponly fl&;ht by party or
ganization the control or Intorferonco of
any church in the affaires of stato In
Socond To complete a pornanont organ
ization and provldo for a jrAan of cam
paign for tho elections of this year.
Only thoHo who oro heartily in accord
with tho movement and aro prepared to
flcdgo to It their unchanging support, are
nvitcd to bo presont. Subject to tjhls pro
viso, cltlzons of all religious view's and
of all nationalities aro cordially osf.scd to
attend tho moeilne. i
By order of tho Exocutlvo committee.
II. J DININNY. Chairman-.
"I take It from the wording of thlp
coll," said Judgo Street at the conclu-'.
,alon of Its reading, "that all who are
here tonight are in sympathy with thiB
movement. However," he added,
"should thero be any here who may
have misunderstood the language used
they are invited to remain. "Wo are
sure that, after hearing the good Amer
ican addresses which will be made to
night, they, too, will bo with us to the
Ovation to Judge Hiles.
TVhen tha applause which greeted
this remark had subsided Judge Street
introduced Judge Ogden Hiles as per
manent, chairman of the meeting. That
the crowd was very largely In full
sympathy with the movement was de
monstrated beyond doubt by the ova
XConUnuod on pngo 2.)
; FULL TICKET
With but a Very Few
New American Party Decla
' rations Adopted by Great
Fight Against Apostolic Control of
Utah to Eo Carried Into Every
County in Stato.
When George L. Nye read the follow
ing report of the committee on organ
ization of the new American party in
the Grand Theater last night, It was
adopted by a rising vote amidst great
The American party of Utah to the
We rejoice with you in the great field
which this glorious State presents for
American manhood, American enter
prise and American institutions.
Wo recall with satisfaction the
pledges made by the leaders of the
dominant church here in the State
hood movement, that the people should
be released from all churchly control
or Interference in their political af
fairs, and should be absolutely free
and Independent in all matters per
Hcpo Was Short-Lived.
Rejoicing in that pledge of release for
the people, hope was bright In Utah,
but this was short-lived, and it was
with sorrow and Indignation that re
peated violations of that pledge of re-1
lease were seen, as in the provocation
for the reconvening of the. Democratic
State convention of 1S95; the voting by
Democratic Legislators for President
George Q. Cannon, a gold-bug Repub
lican, for United States Senator; the
foisting of Brlgham H. Roberts, a self
confessed polygamlst. upon the people
as their Representative in Congress;
the forcing upon the State of Apostle
Reed Smoot as one of its United States
Senators, thus directly challenging the
proposition that the church und the
State must be kept separate; and final
ly, the apostolic dominance In taking
up a man unknown to the politics and
public life of this State and, appar
ently merely to show tho apostolic
power, making him the nominee of one
of the leading parties for Governor; a
man who has no following; who has no
political strength, and who depends
wholly upon church influence for his
In Harmony With His Quorum.
This apostolic activity, unrebuked by
the church, proves that Apostle Smoot
is In harmony with his quorum, that
the twelve apostles sustain him in his
usurpation and control in politics. If
they were not with him in this (and
their being with him Involves the great
governing body of the church direct).
Apostle Smoot would be dealt with aa
Apostlo Moses Thatcher was dealt with
when he became active In politics,
trusting that tho .pledge of release of
all the people in political affairs meant
what it seems to mean. Apostle
Thatcher was deposed. Apostle Smoot
is sustained. In the first case the
twelve- disapproved, in the present they
approve, and so bring the church di
rectly and triumphantly into this cam
paign. Church Interference Growing.
Other Instances might be cited, but
these are enough. They show not
only that the evil of church interfer
ence and control in political affairs
has never been given up, but that It
Is growing year by year more dlroct
and positive, until its domination 1b
no longer disguised, and this domina
tion Is also extending to the public
schools, to the disgust of every true
v Oppose Church Interference.
IWo therefore hold that It is time to
proiclalm our disapproval of tho break
ing of the pledge of freedom made to
and Vor tne PePle and openly to come
out fh opposition to the church inter
feron ,te and control in politics. We de
mand that the pledge of release shall
be kt'Pt: that the people be left free
to act. In their political affairs as they
see flt. without direction or interfer
ence fifom any church or apostolic au-thorlty.'-
And t p thiB yv.o. pledge pur .unwaver
ing fealty, our unceasing determina
tion, and our absolutely single-hearted
action until Utah men and women shall
in very deed be free in all their rights
as citizens and in tho undisputed, un
challenged exercise of all their politi
No Attack on Any Church.
To this purpose we devote our poli
tical movements from henceforth,
pledging to all that this is not, nor will
it be, an attack upon any church, nor
an interference in any form with the
religious relations or affiliations of
any man or woman; but solely a peace
ful warfcre for tho rights and "for the
truo and lawful liberties of every one
within the borders of Utah.
Apostolic Power Must Be Checked.
The tlmo has fully come to check the
encroachments of the apostolic power
In politics, and in tho public schools.
We ask in this movement to right the
growing wrongs that are so evident in
this evil course of the church leaders,
this conspiracy of eccleslastlclsm
against personal rights, the support of
every lover of his country, of every one
who would be free and who himself
would strike the blow. y
What Is Recommended.
rv. In view of the fact that the
American party Is composed of men
and women of both great national par
ties, we recommend that no Presiden
tial Electors be nominated by the
V. Having in mind that the judi
ciary should so far as possible be en
tirely eliminated from political strife
and recognizing the fact that the Third
Judicial District conventions held last
spring were practically free from that
domination and dictation , which has
forced the organization of the Ameri
can party, we recommend that no
nominations be made by the American
party for Supreme Court Justice, for
Judges of the Third District court or
for District Attorney.
Favor Stato and County Ticket
VI. Aside from Presidential Elec
tors, Supreme and District Court
Judges and District Attorney, we rec
ommend the nomination of a complete
State, county, Legislative and city
VII. We recommend the appoint
ment of a State central committee, con
sisting of five members, composed of
the following-named gentlemen: Mr.
P.L. Williams, Mr. J. D. Wood, Mr. A.
R. Derge, Mr. Willard F. Snyder and
Mr. P. J. Daly, said committee to have
the following powers:
Powers of Committee.
1. To add to Its own membership as
it sees fit not more than one person
from each county In the State.
2. To conduct the entire campaign
of the American Party in tho State and
to that end to appoint such auxiliary
committees as It sees fit.
3. To call a mass convention for the
purpose of nominating a member , of
Congress and a State ticket.
1. To appoint a nominating commit
tee to submit to such mass convention
the names of suitable men for the offices
to be filled.
5. To select a campaign chairman
from among its own members.
G. To select a secretary outside the
committee If it so desires
7. To appoint a campaign committee
and organize the campaign In every
county In the State.
Finance Committee Recommended.
8. We recommend the appointment
of a general finance committee of five
members, consisting of the following
gentlemen: Mr. W. Mont Ferry, Mr.
David Keith, Mr. H. C McMillan, Mr.
J. D. Wood and Mr. W. P. Noble. Said
committee to have power to add to its
own number If It so desires.
9. We recommend the appointment of
a Salt Lake county campaign com
mittee of five members, consisting of
tho following named gentlemen, said
committee to have the following powers
1. To appoint an auxiliary committee
on finance not exceeding five in number,
and such other auxiliary committees as
It may deem necessary: Mr. Henry
Heath, Mr. S. McDowell, Mr. J. J.
Stewart, Mr. George R, Hancock, Mr.
C. E. Offenbach. V
2. To call uuch conventions a3 it may
determine upon for the purpotws of
nominating county officers, a Legisla
tive ticket and City Judges, Justice of
the Peace and constable.
3. To choose a chairman from among
its own members and a secretary from
outside Its mcmberyhlo If it so desires.
H. J. DININNY,
GEORGE R. HANCOCK,
WILLARD F. SNYDER,
P. J. DALY,
J. A. STREET,
GEORGE L. NYE,
. t Committee
! Splendid Address Made
Shows Rfiattors as They
Exist Under Oligarchic
Points Out ythe Evils of Apostolic
Dominance and States the
Judge Ogden Hiles, who was perma
nent chairman of the monster meeting
at the Grand'vtheater last night, when
the American party was ushered into
existence, delivered a magnificent ad
dress. The distinguished jurist was
given a great ovation when he stepped
on the platform. He spoke as fol
lows: Judge Hiles's Address.
Somo one has said that "man is tho
eternal business of philosophy." Hero In
Utah It seems to bo an American's eter
nal business to protest against the blend
ing together of the religion, and tho bus
iness, nnd politics of Its people, at the ho
liest of an ecclesiastical oligarchy, which
has no precedent or archetype in Ameri
It was thought by many good people.
Mormon and non-Mormon alike, that on
the advent of Utah Into the Union tho
malign influences and forces which had
put tho majority of its people in hostility
to tho feelings, tho principles, tho tradi
tions and ovon tho public law of tho coun
try were eradicated; that the division on
party lines, as It was called, would be ef
fectual to overthrow the power of tho
priesthood In the secular and political
concerns of the people. Indeed there was
a distinct promise by tho heads of the
church that they would not further use
tho powers that they had theretofore ex
ercised. But In this the people were quick
ly undeceived. The illusion was speedily
dispelled. Tho confidence and trust which
some of us reposed In these ecclesiastical
Impostors was touching, but the examplo
was not edifying. For we all know that
theso promises were ropudlated nnd dis
avowed, and the man In the priesthood
who Insisted that these promises should
be kept, that priests as well as other
men arc bound to keep that faith which
"holds tho moral elements of the world
together," was unfractured and degraded
from his apostolic ofllco for his temerity.
There wero promises also, that the public
statutes of tho country should at least
not bo openly and publicly defied, but
theso promises woro likewise held for
Who Make Complaints.
Now I say that complaints of theso
breaches of good faith and ot American
principles have como from Mormons and
non-Mormons alike. Indeed, everybody
complains except some who havo blinded
themselves into tho belief that tho church
has a right to rule in all things temporal
as well as In things spiritual, and except
tho comparative few who have been, or
expect to bo the beneficiaries of these ec
clesiastical malpractices. Of course, thero
be some who will tell you that thero Is no
good ground for complaint. Thoy aeo It
In tho Deserot News. But. my frlcndB,
tho News, when It Is discussing theso
questions, always uses the truth in mode
ration. In the application of truth to
theso 8ubjecla It is a decided homeopath
1st. It belloves In but small doses. Now
In the face of theso things, we havo seen
both tho Republican nnd Democratic par
tics meeting In State, county and city
conventions year after year, writing ihelr
platforms without one word of condem
nation or protest. I am told, however,
that this vear the Democratic State con
vention has taken a stop in tho right di
rection by a proper resolution, but tho
fact rcmnlnB that for years both of theso
Eartles. and many of tholr leading men
avo striven to outdo each other In obso
qulous subserviency to tho first presi
dency and apostolato of the Mormon
church. Oh, but It Is said, do wo not
have a provision In the Constitution. In
tho fundamental law of tho State, which
forever divorces church from state? Yes,
But to what purpose aro publlo Institu
tions of Government, or public statutes,
unless political parties Bhall Insist on their
enforcement In letter and spirit?
What Is Proposed.
Now we propose a publlo organization
which shall not bo afraid to protest these
things to the world, with fairness, with
candor and sobriety.
Wo propone a party organization which
shall persist In insisting that theso priests
shall attend to their business of saving
souls Instead of directing the course o
political conventions, and tho dctormlna
tlona of Legislatures.
God knows thoy will have enough to do
If thoy shall attend strictly to their legiti
In doing this wo opposo no man'B creed,
no man's religion. To do so would bo not
only against American principles, but
against the soundest conclusions of phil
osophy. For, my friends, It surely seems
to me that we ought always to treat tho
religious sentiment with respect. For In
somo way, whether by revolution or by
evolution, matters not to the argument,
that sentiment seems to havo round a
permanent lodgment in the heart of man,
nnd although often much disfigured by
foollsh creeds, It has In many ways con
duced to human welfare, to human ele
vation nnd refinement. But Its blending
with tho secular and political concerns of
tho people has corrupted, and must al
ways corrupt their religion and politics
Courso of Priesthood.
My friends, this priesthood has adopted
a course which brings those who will fol
low It In antagonism to all men. and all
law except the direction and will of its
To show you that I do not exaggerate
or overstate tho fact, lot mo call your at-
tentlon to somo facte and Instances of re
cent history. It Is not necessary to go
back to tho history of other days, to re
open old wounds, or to cut cicatrized
sores. Not many months ago the presi
dent of tho Salt Lake slake of Zlon stood
up in his pluco In tho Tabernacle and de
clared to tho peoplo that It Is their re
ligious duty to havo no business or social
relations whatever with "outsiders" ex
cept where tho circumstances of the case
compels It. Of courso, my friends, most
Mormocw havo too much good sense, too !
much good feeling, and too much human
ity to bo guided by such an outrageous
doctrine. Whence did ho get such au
thority and doctrine, but from tho teach
ings of his priesthood? Some might say
that theso declarations of tho president of
tho Salt Lako 3tako aro but the rash and
foolish deliverances of an irresponsible
Not so. For thoy are the teachings of
one in authority over tho people, and
they havo never been repudiated or dis
avowed by those In authority over him.
Let mo Invite your attention to another
Instance of like kind whero leadcra of
this church put themselves confessedly In
antagonism to all law.
A few months ago I was attending be
foro the Burrows Senate committee which
has under Investigation the protest
against tho admission of Mr. Smoot to the
United States Senate One of the twelve
apostles of this church was present and
had been testifying at considerable length.
At one time during the proceedings tho
venerable Senator Uoar of Massachusetts
Interrupted to ask a question I cannot
give tho exact words which were used,
but tho substance of what was said was
Violated Law of God and Man.
Senator Hoar said. I understand, Mr.
Witness, from what you havo already
said, that tho manifesto of Prosidcnt
Woodruff of 1S30 which enjoined the dis
continuance of tho practice of polygamy
was a revelation from God. and Is a law
of tho church. Tho witness said yes. that
ho so understood it. Well, then, said Mr.
Hoar, upon your own showing here, you
have been violating tho law of God, and
of your church, as well as the law of the
land, and the apostle said yes, such Is the
fact; and during that investigation Mr.
Josoph F. Smith, tho first president of
tho church, the leader of his people In all
tho world, was by his own testimony put
In tho samo attitude before that com
mittee, and before tho country. Now,
mark you, this was a public acknowledg
ment and declaration of theae leaders of
tho people, that they are defying both
the law of God and man with Impunity.
They assert that In virtue of their apos
tolic authority they can dispense with
obedience to law. If they can thus havo
such Immunity and dispensation for them
selves, they can, of course, grant It to
other men, and thus put themselves and
all who will follow them, above all hu
man law whatsoever, in a word they can
bo a law unto themselves.
Wo emphatically deny that such doc
trines and principles shall or ought to
have any force or control In directing the
politics of Utah, or in tho administration
of its laws.
No War Against Creed.
In making these declarations I repeat
wo wUgo war against no mun's creed, nor
against any man's religion Wo declaro
that wo havo no friends to reward, no
enemies to punish. We stand for Amer
ican principles, and for American meth
ods, without fear or favor, without hopo
of office and without alloy of selfishness.
We wish that tho politics and tho so
cial nnd business relations of the peoplo
of this State shall be like those of other
States. That political contests shall be
carried on without thoso heart burnings,
which the Injection of religious feelings
and animosities engenders.
Why should not this be so? Why Is It
In the ordinary contests of political
parties in this country outside of Utah
we see Republicans and Democrats stout
ly contending for their respective parties,
and yet, who In all things, and in every
aenso aro friends. For after the contest
Is over, and even in tho midst of the con
flict, you shall aeo thorn congratulating
each other in their Joys, and condoling
with one another In their sorrows, and
even borrowing money of each other.
Cannot Play With Oligarchy.
This tlmo for Utah will never como
while both or either of theso great po
litical parties aro allowed to play with
this priestly oligarchy for tho power
which it still holds and exercises over the
people In their political concerns.
To deny that it exercises this power Is
to deny all the facts of Its history. For
slnco the advent of Utah into tho Union
havo we not seen a so-called Democratic
Legislature proposing to elect George Q.
Cannon, a pronounced, or at least nn al
leged Republican, to tho Senate of tho
United States, and for no other reason
than that ho was a leading and influential
member of the first presidency of tho
Priests Scorn Advice.
And in more recent days havo wo not
seen tho President of tho United Stales,
and the leader of tho Republican party
throughout the Union, advise these so
called Republicans against tho wisdom
and expediency of electing an apostlo of
tho church to the Senate? And havo wo
not seen theso priests meet In tho Leg
islature of the State, and they with their
dupes and co-adjutors fling scorn on tho
advice of the President of tho United
Slates and the leaders of their party, oven
as they fling scorn on tho Constitution of
tho Stato and tho statutes of tho coun
try? No Politics Except for Fow.
With theso and innumerable examples
of Ilko kind beforo you. what man of
sense Is thero among you who believes
that thoro is any ouch thing as a gen
uine Republican or Democratic party in
Utah? Thero is no politics except for tho
few who in omo way hope to get per
sonal benefit from n degrading partner
ship of tholr party with this ecclesiastical
hierarchy. Hut after all, my friends,
thero aro somo things which are worth
more to a nation or to a party than tho
triumphs or defeats of tho ephemeral pol
iticians who come and go, and "who Btrut
their little hour upon tho stage, and then
ore heard no more." It Is to iescuo your
Nation, your party, or even your church
from tho grasp of thoso who uso Its pow
ers for selfish ends.
Must Heed Lesson of Past.
In other days there , was In the Unltod
States a slave oligarchy which took in
its cmbraco tho time-honored party of
Jefforspn, and although that party had
Its feet In tho paths which led to endur
ing public confldonco, and constant vic
tory, this oligarchy took from it public
confidence, well nigh destroyed It and tho
Any party of today had better tako
heed of tho lcesons of tho past beforo
permanently allying Itself with such hurt
ful forces, even though thereby may bo
gained somo temporary partlwm advan
tages. For my own part, I oaro not what
others may do. I shall not follow any
parly which sooks such advantages and
Buch boneflts. For after all thero 1h noth
ing In polltlos better worth striving for
than tho principles of American liberty,
regulated by law.
American Law Must Rule.
When a lad I belonged to that sorely
but well tried army, which through four
Recites is Experience :l
With Hierarchy. 9
Gives Facts as to Apostolic '-
Interference in Idaho Po
His Speech Was a Brilliant .One, and ll
He Aroused Vast Audience , t Hl
to High Pitch. hl
Senator Fred Dubohi of Idaho de- '
llvered a rousing speech at the great ''
meeting last night. He detailed his ex- lijl
perlence with apostolic interference in .
the political affairs of Idaho. The Sen- !
ator was frequently applauded and ! '.
when he cited portions of the evidence
before the Senate committee on Privi- t H
leges and Elections in the Smoot hear- Nl
lng he stirred his audience to a high
pitch of enthusiasm. Senator Dubois
spoke as follows:
Senator Dubois's Speech.
Mr. Chairman, Ladles and Gentlemen: ' ll
I am not hero tonight to make a speech
I, only learned through a telegram today, H
as I was returning, with Mrs. Dubois. Il
from the East, that there was to be a
mass meeting to - protest against tho
domination of the Mormon church In pn- lH
litical affairs, nnd 1 was notified to at- tH
tend the meeting. I am glad to bo with 'H
you and when I look around upon thl-i '
stage and see Democrats and Republicans iL
(applause) with whom twenty-two years !r&ll
ago I, as a boy. stood and mado tho flght SH
against this same denomination, no one fjl
can tell me that they and this great. 1
magnificent American audlcnco would "1
gather here without Just cause. il
Your Fight Our Fight. 11
Lines have run parallel In Utah and 'fl
Idaho. Your flght Is our fight. It takes
more courage for you. I tako my hat off
to all of you. It takes courage, sur
rounded by this tremendous power as you
aro. to stand up fearlessly as American
cllizcns to enter your protest In behalf of
American citizenship, AVlth us In Idaho
It Is different. Bu.t In our southeaster.) H
section, where the power of this organlza
tlon Is so great, we have many a one who IH
thinks more of a petty office, who thinks
moro for a little personal gain than ho H
does for tho highest type of American clt
izcnshlp. Will Win in Idaho.
But, thank God, in Idaho we have a
grand territory where this power docs not
enter nnd In tho north, with that gallant '1
man. Hcltfleld, nominated for Governor. 'H
stands by us. In the southeast to make
this light, and if wo do not win in Idaho '1
It Is our fault. Shame to us If wo do not
win the flght there.
Question Will Be Probed.
But hero you must rely upon outside ,
powcrv and ns a member of the Commit
teo of Privileges and Elections of tho
United Stntcs Senate, I say to you that
this question will be probed to tho bot
torn. (Loud applause.) And I say ths ,
to you In addition that the American H
peoplo will understand this question.
Tho United States Senate will under- 'Jl
stand this question, and If, then, the ' H
United States Senate and tho American
peoplo say that tho Mormon hierarchy ,
can rule this country, we will know what
Not of Pcoplo's Choice.
Tills present contest Is not of your
seeking. It Is not of my seeking. You
gentloinen here, many of you, remember- 'H
with me, tho bitterness of that first and
long struggle. Mormons did not speak to ' JM
Gentiles. Life was hardly worth the llv-
lng In Idaho or Utah. Conditions which tH
brought about the early controversy bav VH
brought about this one. I recall, In 1SSI
going to a county convention In what was iH
then Oneida county. In Idaho, which com- 1 ll
prised what Is now the counties of Oneida,
Bannock. Bingham and Fromont. '
Thoso of you who are familiar with the
geography of Idaho will understand that
this comprises a territory from tho Utah 1
line to tha Montana line. I went to this '1
county convention, where thoro were - ;.H
thlrty-llvo Democratic Mormons and seven I'l
Democratic Gentiles. In thoso days, in Nfl
Idaho, the Mormons wero all Democrats 1
Thero was no exception at all. Thero wos
no such thing ns a Mormon Republican. Il
You wero divided In Utah on other lines. 11
tho People's party and tho Liberal party. il
We hud the Republican and the Demo-
crallc party in Idaho. 'H
Bishop Names Entire Ticket.
Bishop Ricks, who afterward became jH
president of tho stake, and who had been
In Oneida county only three weeks, stood
up In the county convontlon and not IH
knowing tha namo of the man whom he iH
desired to nominate, pulled a slip Of paper ' Il
from his pocket and said, "I nomlnato Sol jH
Halo for ShorlfT; I namo somebody else," H
nnd ho nominated the entlro ticket, his
- 1 "H
vcars of blood and tears fought Its toll-
some way from Bull Run to Appomatox
Most of us were but poor privates In tho ,m
ranks. We did not oxpoct or hope for
much, excopt that some of us who should
survive might seo tho flag floating and
tho law of the land supremo over every
'Statu of tho Republic.
As I wished then so we wish now. that iH
American law and American principles rJI
shall rule In Utah ns everywhere else L'
throughout the land. ftH
AVhon that time shall come In Ltnh.. k'H
and not till thon, will It bo a Stnto that K'H
Is In character and keeping with tho sis- TH
terhood of States; then nnd not till then H
shall it be a Stato whose history, whose il'H
principles and pollclos and traditions wl'.l Tl
be worthv to malm It a true partaker in 'il
tho grandeurs, the dlguJL and destiny jll
exf oar mighty Republl f PH