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XXX. No. 23. Salt Lake City, Utah, Sunday Moxqtxtg-. November 6, 1904. 40 phges.fiveoets.
perican People Watch
linciples Involved Lay at
i Woiindation of American
V 1HL Hopes That on Tuesday Nest
l lEtfonaon Leaders Will Be
I S Ecbukcd.
pm ptit is the interest manifest
jKjrixct the country in the move
i iJKjjjf the American party in Utah in
:eu9Rit asalnst the leaders who pollt-
wfc aa,ro1 lne Iormon onurcn aild
& KHt3i that Is being waged in
I biralnst the dominant church that
j Tribune has sought the views oC
teT1j U of the woman's organizations
Tvfli uttlio waging a war against the
vlli isfrfean methods of the leaders of
Won church nnd who are flgHt
t3 tavc the apostolic Senator from
1 : th!s ecd telegrams were sent yes-
T j jijtoMre. H. K. Schoff, president of
r 1 I Xitlensl Mothers' congress, Phlla-
5 f I tis; to 3Its. Darwin R. James, pres-
L j tcf the Interdenominational Coun.
I j' tfTTomen for Patriotic and Chris-
V jj Work, New York; and to Mrs. Mar-
I i Dye Ellis, Legislative sup'erln-
; l let of the National W. C. T. U.,
1 I 1 ruk, ". J, The following replies
I le received:
iJJ'1 HES. SCHOFFS VIEW.
H American People Watching
1 Utah and Idaho Contest.
4 Gil to The Tribune,
, j SIUDELPHIA, Pa., Nov. G. The
I i'cf the American people are watch-
i tlla deepest interest the political
j be that Is being waged In Utah and
, to baue It Involves principles
A la ky at the very foundation of
Pc, jefcan liberty, the violation of which
tilt VikiCt altack on a11 or whSch the
luc kan Nation stands.
jbq. kirns! party differences sink Into
" ! fc!2caice when the liberty and free
:O0 lc!tht Individual Is threatened,
t estate and national laws are open
Ill t feted, and when the home and the
lw m Manhood Asserts Itself.
, American manhood asserts itself
t n face of perils like these, the is
, 1 1 Uch are less vital are for the
, li!4 aside and the spirit which an
' Wthe American colonies when thi3
!U . i ustrted its independence today
111 r-la In the hearts of the men who
i fte protest to the Senate against
lotion of Reed Smoot In the Sen
; i-the hea"l8 of the men who have
the American party in Utah,
hearts of the two Senators,
a Utah and one in Idaho, who, at
- !J cf political retirement have
sSSf to stand for the freedom of the
-. bbmj ciuzen to vote a? his con-
Jlctates for the non-interference
; Jormon hierarchy in the civil
: ' Jeal affairs of State and Na
j forcemeat of the condition of
; Ja homo and the sanctity of
?l w'JeNHonhonor8 the men who
i , ' 80 reso"tely Pledged
y to free Utah
merlcan' enslaving, de-
''ncesTvhlch are seeking
contro1' but are tiy
-( national Legislature as will
'I rilatrWhlCh the Mor"ion hier-
y Defies the Law.
siandB befre th& cuntry
4lby?l!ai,0Stle la the hierarchy
of R,rn conreB3lon has defied
WL fa ,h lnd on. which has
thI: h,the united States
1 ichtercepied the mai"
tmwl!!?0SVn Emissions lie
a7d I, b Senale TCUhout their
TlS , hierarchy. not the
rK1"1 Wm ! aBfl,not ever' Pr'n-
,410P wh,ch th& Amerl-
F J ,nC'PltB arc nt stake
f m. aho la this campaign.
Republicans and Democrats aro primar
ily thopo men and women who have
Christian Ideals of homo and marriage
and who are one In the fundamental
principles of life and recognizing the
relative value of things, they have
united to free Utah from the baleful
power which blights it politically, finan
cially and morally.
Vital Issues in Utah
Greater than any question of tariff,
trusts or Imperialism is the question of
the Individual liberty, freedom and the
protection of the Christian home and
monogamous marriage. These are the
vital Issues today In Utah and Idaho.
The American party stands for indi
vidual liberty, for its freedom from
church domination In politics, for obe
dience to civil and divine laws.
The party controlled by the Mormon
hierarchy stands for the absolute con
trol of the individual by the wishes of
the hierarchy, stands for the dishonor
of womanhood, the degradation of mar
riage, of childhood and the home, for
broken vows, broken faith, for serfdom
rather than the freedom of American
The men put up by this party stand
as the representatives of a self-confessed
The men put up by the American
party stand for all that American
citizens hold most dear, liberty, honor
Horn! Question the Issue,
In Idaho the fight has been made by
the Democratic party and the women of
the Nation, whether Republicans or
Democrats, honor the men who have
so bravely placed before the people the
real issue in local and State politics.
Moral questions always take prece
dence of party questions, and moral
questions are the Issue in Utah and
"Welcome the American Party.
The American people welcomed the
birth of the American party. It Is to
day the hope of a million and a half
women, who in the national league of
women's organizations are seeking to
protect the country from the treason
able and polygamous teachings and
practice of the Mormon hierarchy, and
to maintain the Christian standard of
It Is the hope of millions of American
men, who see in over increasing ag
gressions of the hierarchy a grave poli
tical danger as well as an attack on
freedom and the purity of the Ameri
What Voters Should Consider.
"What the country needs today is
men and women who have the courage
to stand for what is right," are the
words of our honored President. That
Is what Utah and Idaho citizens should
consider when they go to the polls to
cast their votes the feeble cause,
which has on its side God and the
Right, is championed by forces more
potent than any that the powers of
dishonor and unrighteousness can mus
ter. MustEemove the Blot.
This great ' American Nation is the
result of the courage of our forefath
ers in standing for liberty and freedom.
To maintain it pure and unsullied for
our children the American citizens of
today must stand true and firm and
putting minor Issues aside, guard the
liberty of the individual, check the ag
gression of the Mormon hierarchy and
remove from our beloved country the
blot which Is spreading Us baleful in
fluence into every village and town of
MRS. FREDERIC SCHOFF.
STRIKE A BLOW POR HOJiTE.
Mrs. SInrgaret Dye Ellis Appeals to
Utah and Idaho Women.
Special to Tho Tribune.
NEWARK, N. J.. Nov. 5. The
National Women's Christian Temper
ance union, representing a half mil
lion women of the United States,
stands unqualifiedly for the pro
tection of home, and lends its in
fluence to every cause which has
fcr its aim the upbuilding of the home.
In corresponding measure, ic condemns
every unholy Influence which seeks to
break down this bulwark of the Na
The great Mormon hierarchy setting,
at defiance tho law of God and
of country, as sworn to by President
Joseph Smith, Apostle Francis N. Ly
man and numerous others In the inves
tigation looking toward the unseating
of Senator Smoot from the United
States Senate nt Washington in March
last, gave evidence of being the arch
enemy in our midst of everything per
taining to the sanctity of home life, and
as such should receive the denunciation
of every true-hearted citizen, as well as
every pure-hearted woman.
Por American Home.
We believe the good women of Utah
and of Idaho, realizing their power In
the use of the ballot, will strike a blow
for the homo and for purity when on
Tuesday next they drop the little slip
of white paper Into the ballot box which
means so much to uo as a republic; a
blow against polygamlst practice and
polygamlst living of the Mormons of the
Weft, not only among many in the
humbler walka of life, but those high
In ecclesiastical authority and power,
who, as blind leaders of the blind, have
both fallen Into the ditch.
, A blow which shall reroQYS lhe ellgum ,
CHURCH ORDER TO VOTE AGAINST POWERS
That the church hierarchy which con
trols and dominates tho political affairs
of Utah doa interforo In the politics of
tho State, and that orders have gono forth
to tho faithful to voto against Judge
Powers for Congrcas, is shown conclu
sively by an advortlsomont which ap
pears In tho Blkubon, prlntod in Suit
Lako, in Its Issue of Octobor 27 last. Tho
Blkubcn Is an organ of he hierarchy and
is edited by Andrew Jenson, historian of
tho church. Its assistant editor Is C. V.
Anderson, custodian of tho city and
county building, and Its business mnnagcr
Is Parley P. Jenson. Hero is what tho
Blkubon says about Orlando W. Powers,
Austria and lta!y Are
Attack on Italian Students
at Innsbruck Is the
Triplo Alliance Is Now Practically at
an. End, Regardless of All
VIENNA, Nov. 5. The attack upon
the Italian students at Innsbruck
Thursday occasions grdat solicitude
here. There Is no attempt to disguise In
certain official circles the apprehension
that tho relations between Austria and
Italy which have been strained for some
time are now near the breaking point.
It Is well known that the antl-Aus-trlan
feeling throughout Italy will be
greatly Increased by the unfortunate
events of Thursday and the public feel
ing which has long been excited under
the propaganda' of the Dante Allghlerl
society may become Inflamed to a war.
There can be no doubt that notwith
standing the earnest efforts of the Ger
man Emperor and of Count Von Buelow
to pour oil upon the troubled waters, the
triple alliance Is practically at an end.
Cause of Trouble.
The trouble was revived recently by
the failure to renew the commercial
treaty between the two countries. There
was constant complaint In the southern
provinces of Austria of Ill-treatment of
Italians by the German element and of
like Ill-treatment of Austrlans In Italy,
which culminated In a series, of dis
turbances throughout Italy some time
A memorial demonstration for the vic
tim of the rioting at Innesbruck,
Prezzey, the artist, who was killed by
a bayonet thrust Friday, will be held
November 7 In the lecture hall of the
Vienna university. The German stu
dents of the high school have decided to
hold a protest meeting the same day.
The War Minister announces, after nn
exhaustive inquiry, that It is doubtful
If Prezzey was IcJllcd by the gen
d'armes' bayonets, and consequently
a post mortem examination of the re
mains has been ordered with tho view
of securing expert evidence regarding
tho nature of the wounds.
A dispatch from Innesbruck, published
here, says a rallrof-.d official has been
severely wounded by a bayonet thrust.
now resting upon those fair States and
which shall cause the world to know
the true womanhood of Utah and Idaho
abhors these conditions, and as far as
In their power lies will strive to remove
them. Sisters, the eyes of the world ltc
upon you. the prayers of our organiza
tion are for you. Yours for God nnd
home and native land.
MARGARET DYE ELLIS,
Legislative Superintendent National
Women's Christian Temperance Union.
WHAT MRS. JAMES SAYS.
All Right-Minded People Are With
tho American Party,
Special to Tho Tribune.
NEW YORK, Nov. C You can not
appreciate the Intense luterest taken
In the movements of the new American
party since that notable meeting In tho
Grand theater. I have never known a
time when the public was so sensitive
to the condition of affairs In Utah and
Idaho as at presont. I firmly believe
the American party will exert an Influ
ence far beyond Utah and will tend to
strengthen every honest voter In both
the old political parties to assertion of
Independence of party rule. You arc
making American history and all right
minded people are with you.
MRS. D. R. JAMES,,
Pwuldcut Womon'fl CouncU-
Dcmocratio nomlneo for Congress:
"(Political Advertl6emont.) I
"A llttlo about Orlando W. Powers, can
dldato on tho Democratic tlckot for Con
greHsman from Utah. Powers camo to
Utah from Kalamazoo, Mich, and on tho
12th of April, 1S35, ho was appointed Dis
trict Judgo In Utah by President Grovcr
Clevoland. (Utah at that tlmo was not
a Stato, but a Territory.)
"But whon Cloveland sont Powors'o
namo to tlio Senato for confirmation thoro
was a great stir about It- From his homo
town In Michigan a communication of
cighty-flvo pages was sont to tho Senate,
containing a description of his escapades
In said Stato, and a protest against his
appointment to tho Judgeship In Utah.
"Tho flght botweon tho Sonuto and
Prcsldont Cloveland lasted about a year,
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Senator Will Close It at Pocatello
Special to Tho Tribune.
IDAHO FALLS. Ida., Nov. C Tho tour
of Senator DubolH through southeastern
Idaho Is one continued ovation. Last
night at SL Anthony. In tho heart of tho
Mormon belt, ho addressed an lmmcnso
audience. His remarks were- confined to
the question of Mormonlsm chiefly. To
night at this place, also u Mormon com
munity, he addressed the largest and
most attentive meeting that ever assam
blcd under like circumstances. His audi
ences nro composed of Mormons and .
Gentiles allko and tho llvollcst interest la
Bhown In all his utterances.
Senator Dubois has stirred the people
to a high pitch and his forceful and mas
terly arraignment of the Mormon church
leadora has croated a profound improsslon
all over this part of Idaho.
Senator Dubois makes It plain that tho
Mormon leaders havo violated their
plodgcfl In tho manifesto and their pleas
for amnesty and ho calls on the rank and
file to rcpudlato their leaders or tako tho
He closes tho campaign at Pocatello,
the metropolis of southeastern Idaho, on
SERVED SEVEN YEARS.
Convict Rearrested on Murder Charge
as Ho Left the Pen.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. C After
having served a seven-years' sentenco
In tho United States penitentiary at
McNeil's Island, George Wilder, upon
his release today, was rearrested for
the alleged murder, more than six
years ago, at Skagway, Alaska, of
Frank H. Reld. Tho Indictment upon
which the warrant for tho arrest Is
based was returned against Wilder,
November 9, 1S0S. Wilder Is said to
havo been a member of tho noted
"Soapy Smith gang." Tho sentenco
which he has Just completed was for
the crime of assault.
Though unwilllug to discuss the mur
der, Wilder Intimated that It was tho
result of a conspiracy against him and
that he was perfectly willing to face It.
Condition of Treasury.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. Today's state
ment of tho trcnuury balances In the di
vision of redemption shows: Available
cash balance, JH8,OSS,240; gold, J53.S09.59S.
Postmaster Named for Payson.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5. The Presi
dent has appointed Jonathan S. Pago
postmaster, ut Payson, Uta.hu ,
and at last Cleveland had to tako Pow- ,
ora'a namo back and appoint another. (Tho j
Mormons took no part in tho flght ugalnst
"After this Powers took up tho flght
against tho Mormons and becamo tho
leader of the Mormon-eating Liberal
party, which In ISM won tho flght In Salt
Lako City by using overythlng but fair
means. For this work tho Liberal party
paid Powers ten thousand dollars.
"Powers Is now a candidate for Con
gressman from Utah on the Democratic
tlckot; but when tho people of Michigan
did not consider him worthy to be a
Judge In Utah, and when the Senato did
not sanction his appointment, it Is not
llkoly that ho will bo ablo to do any good
for Utah In ConttresB."
Injured io ColSisioe in
Second Collision Follows the
First One Few Minutes
Both CarB in First Accident Wore
Smashed to Kindling
LOS ANGELES, Cal Nov. S. A
hundred persons were Injured, some
of them seriously, In a rear-end colli
sion on the Long Beach electric road
today. The car from this city to Long
Beach had stopped at a crossing Just
this side of Compton to take on a pas
senger. There was a dense fog pre
vailing. The car contained thirty-three
passengers. Hardly had It stopped
when a work car, containing about
forty Mexican laborers, and two fore
men, which had been closely following,
crashed Into It at full speed. Not a
person on the passenger car escaped
Injury and some of them have received
frightful cuts and bruises.
ANDERSON, M., face cut, hip In
jured. BARNETT, JACK, badly bruised
DALTON, OSCAR, shoulder dislo
cated. DALTON. M., scalp cut, wrist
DALTON, J. W., neck cut, shoulder
DALTON, N. A., leg bruised.
GALVAN, THOMAS, foreman, ankle
In lured, cheeks torn open.
LORENZO, JAMES, arm .sprained.
LORENZO. JOSEPH, leg injured.
MITCHELL, C. E., right ear torn,
MULLIGAN. THOMAS, bruised on
SHAW, ALLAN, leg sprained, hand
SEIMONS, MOTORMAN, of the
work car: body badly crushed; will
WILKINSON, THOMAS, foreman of
construction, leg broken.
Crashed Into Wreck.
A car bound to this city from Long
Beach was stopped opposite the wreck,
and many of the Injured were placed
aboard of it. Whllo standing there a
work car which had been following It
through the fog bumped Into It and
more people were Injured, some of j
those who had received Injuries In the
first collision being again Injured In
the sccoud one.
Smashed to Kindling Wood.
Both the cars In the flrst collision
were smashed to kindling wood and
the passenger car which received tho
Impact of tho second accident wns
badly shattered, but was run to the
Narrowly Escaped Death.
In the terrific collision nearly 100
persons were injured or badly shaken
up. That many persons were not
killed outright Ib astonishing. The
car, loaded down with workmen, while
running at a speed of more than forty
miles an hour, dashed into the stand
ing passenger coach, knocking it 200
feet along tho rails and wrecking both
Impact Wns Terrible.
The terrible Impact hurled the pns
sengors and laborers Into heaps amid
flying timbers, Iron and glass: fifteen
persons were rendered unconsclousj,
but miraculously none Is reported fa
tally hurt, unless it be Motorman Sal
mon, who was operating the work car.
When Selmon's car burst out of the
fog and bore down upon the standing
passenger coach, Selmon throw off the
power and put on the air, at the name
time Bhrleklng a warning to those
ahead. Although the crash was Inev
itable, Selmon stuck to his post and
went down amid crushed timbers.
The cause of the accident was the
dense fog, and tho fact that the pas
senger coach was about ten minutes
late, . . ' . i
in the, North Sea
Russians Convinced That She Has a
Strong Case Before Arbitra
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. C, 1:10 a. m.
No official confirmation of tho sen
sational report that an Intercepted
dispatch from tho Japanese Minister at
Tho Hague would bo produced in tho
court of Inquiry into tho recent North
sea affair to provo tho cxistonco of a plot
to destroy tho Russian Baltic tlect has
been obtained. Thero Is said to bo good
ground for believing the report to bo
true, and that there arc many Indications
that the Russian Government has been
long In possession of stroner evidence of
a Japanese plan to Intercept all of Ad
miral Rojostvensky's warships. This ex
plains the willingness of Russia to sub
mit the caso to International arbitration.
Sbo would scarcely have proposed this
rourso unless convinced that sho bad a
Jap Boats in North Sea,
It also develops that Emperor Nicholas,
during an audlonco with British Embas
sador Hardlnge last Sunday, declared in
tho most positive terms that there wcro
Japanoso torpedo boats In the North sea.
Apparently Denmark was impressed by
the- samo bollef. Tho Russian Empress
Dowager, who was then In Copcnhagon.
naturally did not fall to communlcato
with her father the lntelllconco re
ceived by her from St, Petersburg. Thl3
would account for tho extraordinary pre
cautions adopted by the Danish Govern
ment In detailing warships to escort the
Baltic sea fleet through Danish waters
Balloons Hovered Over Sea.
Another romnrkablo story Is current In
well-Informed circles to tho effect that
two balloons wero sen hovering over tho
Skagcrack while tho Russian fleet en
tered tho North sea. These wero said
to havo been manned by Japanese, with
the object of watching the Russians and
possibly dropping explosives. No hint of
suspicion Is oxpectcd In any responsible
quarter that tho British Government was
in tho slightest degroo In any way re
sponsible for the allesrcd machinations
of tho Japanese acents. On the con
trary, offlflal circles exnreB3 tho highest
praise for the conduct of the British
Government throughout the North sea
It Is thoroughly appreciated hero that
the activity of tho British fleet was
necessitated by public opinion, and was
In no wise Intended to coerco Russia,
Personally, by Mall and by Telegraph
His Letter Is Approved.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 5. Official
Washington was absorbed in one topic
today, In the closing hours of the Presi
dential campaign the reply of Presi
dent Roosevelt to the charge of cam
paign corruption made by Judge
Parker, the Democratic candidate for
the Presidency. Throughout the day
the President was overwhelmed with
caller?, many of whom desired to see
him concerning his statement Issued
last night Congratulations poured In
j on him from many sources. They were
conveyed to him personally and by mall
and telegraph. With only a few of his
personal friends did the President dis
cuss the question.
So far as he was concerned the cam
paign which Is now drawing to a close
has been notably quiet. Interest in tho
campaign has been Intense, however,
being evidenced by the great number
of Government employees, official and
subordinates, who have gone or are go
ing to their homes to cast their vote.
Nearly all of the prominent olllclals
of the executive department are absent
from Washington. Tonight only two
members of the Cabinet are In the city,
and both of them will be at their homes
on election day.
President Roosevelt will leave here
next Monday night for Oyster Bay. Ho
will be accompanied by Secretary Loeb
and several White House attaches, who,
with the President, will vote in Oyster
Bay. The President will arrive In
Oyster Bay at 10:16 a. m.. and is
scheduled to leave there at 11 o'clock.
The party Is due to arrive here about
C:30 o'clock Tuesday evening.
The President will receive returns of
the election at the executive offices
Tuesday night. The White Housd tolc
graph office will be In Instant communi
cation with every city of the country,
and officials of State committees will bo
enabled to supply the President with the
latest avallablo Information by direct
SCRATCH KILLS WOMAN.
Woman Makes Abrasion of Skin With
Comb and Death Results.
NEW YORK, Nov. 6. Mrs. Tlllle Hol
l!ck. well known on tho EaHt Sldo for her
works of charity, combed her hair on
Sunday boforo going to church. Tho comb
had a broken tooth which slightly
scratched tho scalp. Within a short tlmo
her head beg.m to swell until aho became
delirious and had to bo forcibly restrained.
She died yesterday In great agony. Her
death was reported to tho Coroner's of
fice as susplclouu. but Coroner's Physi
cian OiHanlon said It was caused by
blood poisoning, duo probable to somo for
eign substance absorbed from tho comb.
SALOONS HELD UP.
Masked Men Loot Drinking Placo in
Special to Tho Tribune.
BUTTB, Mont., Nov. 5. Tho J. B. Sul
livan saloon wnB held up by threo manked
men early this morning and tho proprie
tor Sullivan, and threo patrons llnod up
ngulnyt tho wall nnd robbed. Tho ban
dits Hecurod about ?1C0, together with somo
Tho Leo saloon nt Glondcuo was robbed
this morning of $200.
Taf t Speaks in Providenco,
PROVIDENCE, R. I.. Nov. 5. Secretary
of War Tuft concluded hlB campaign
speech-making with an address boforo a
large audlonco at Infantry hall thlR af
ternoon und then departed for hlw homo
to vote. V
FALLEN WOMEN I
(liven- Orders to Vote 1 1
Church Ticket. I
Mormon Police Sergeant 1
Doing Political Duty for'
Brother Cutler. ! H
' 1 1
Gamblers and Prostitutes Boldly and
Openly Threatened With Trouble
Unless They Obey "Counsel." '1
With burglaries and robberies an al
most nightly occurrence; with the lower jH
streets of the city thronged with hard
featured idlers, and embryo criminals,
and in connection with all this an al
most empty city Jail and a police blot
ter containing only the names of a
few petty thieves, Chief of Police Wll- 'H
Ham J. Lynch la spending most of his
time and his office In securing votes lf
for his brother-in-law, John C. Cutler,
the Republican candidate for Governor.
In furthering his design to give his
brother-in-law all the benefit of votes jf
controlled by the police department, I ,H
Chief Lynch has designated as his "Man ,
Friday" Police Sergeant Richard Ed- 1
dington, the brother-in-law of Edward H
H. Callister, deputy United States i
revenue collector. 1 H
SergL Eddlngton's peculiar mission 1
has been to secure, either by pleading i
or by intimidation, the votes of the ,
women of the half world and those of j tM
the employees of the gambling-houses. ,
Votes of Pollen Women.
In pursuance of orders received, SergL 1
Eddlngton has tolled faithfully, and ,
with the promises of fallen women In ,
his cars, announces himself as the
"boss" of tho Fifty-second district, and !
; has Informed his superior officer and his ;
ghostly advisers that he can deliver j
the district to the Republican party.
About three weeks ago Chief Lynch
issued orders through his sergeants to
members of the force to the effect that jH
all participation In politics was forbid
den by him. From the work per- tM
formed by SergL Eddlngton and one or
two other members of the force of the
same religious faith as the sergeant,
it appears that private instructions fol
lowed the public ones, and that the
latter were given only to the known ,
On Wednesday afternoon last SergL
Eddlngton, while on duty and dressed
In his full uniform, spent three hours on
Commercial street. During this time
he visited every registered voter on the
street or the persons controlling them.
Ignored, the Foreigners.
Foreigners who were not registered
and not voters were not approached,
Indicating that the sergeant had been
supplied with a lint of tho voters by
olllclals of his party.
In the larger houses visited by the
police oilicer, he contented himself with
talking to the woman in charge. After
inquiring as to the number of voters In
the house the sergeant would, in a few
polite words, request the Madam to see
that they voted the straight Republl
can ticket. "It will be to your Interest
and theirs to do so," he would say, aa
ho took his leave.
In the bare, weathcrbeaten holes In
the wall, reached by climbing steep and
crooked stairs, the sergeant changed his
demeanor. Addressing himself to the
female occupants of these rooms, he
would roughly demand whether a voter
resided there. If ho received an afllrma
tlvo answer, he Informed them that "the
best thing you can do Is to vote
the straight Republican tlckcL If this
district doesn't go Republican thero is ; jl
likely to be 'something doing.' "
With this Intimation the sergeant
would leave tho girl to ponder why In
addition to paying a heay .nonthly fine
to assist In paying the se-eanfa salary,
she had to also vote at his dictation. HH
Af tor 'the Gamblers, Too.
At the gambling-houses, of which HVJ
thore are three on Commercial street. HH
the sergeant was more diplomatic. As HBh
far as can bo learned he made no at- HBb
tempt to Intimidate the managements
of these houses, but informed them that
It would bo greatly to their Interest to
see that the employees voted "right."
When Scrgt. Eddlngton had finished
hlB rounds on Commercial Btreet, ha
turned his steps toward Victoria alley,
where tho hutches owned by John Snoll. JM
a prominent member of the dominant
church, are located. The sergeant met
with poor success In the alley, for the
wretched women living In the hutches
wero not registered for the most part.
"We didn't have the time," he was
Informed "It keeps us hustling to pay
Snell 53.50 a day for the use of our
rooms and to pay the city the fine whloh Jl
it collects. We ain't got no time to fool
with registering and voting."
Further on tho sergeant visited other iHH
houses, and after brief conferences with
the proprietors returned to tho police jHBV
station, presumably to make his report.
Tho visit of the Mormon representative 'HH
of tho police force aroused the indlgna
tlon of the unfortunate women whom ho i
attempted to intimidate to a high pitch. 'HH
Objects to Instructions. IBS
"What does ho think we are?" Bald BVH
one. "A lot of cattle to be bled evory
month for money to pay the expenses
of the police department and then be
herded to the pollf to vote tho way they
eay o? Not much! Words are cheap, H
but I'd like to pcc them tell me how to BBV
vote, and I'd like to see them find out
how I vote. I don't care whether the hhH
Fifty-second district goes Republican or ,
not. It' can't bo any worse under op-