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mfnO' X4ajwEATHEDALocai showers. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, WEDNESDAY MORNING-, SEPTEMBER 9, 1908, 12 PAGES FIVE CENTS.
iff INTERFERENCE
Ijenf, Through Secretary,
ILs That lie Does Not Med
iae in Local Politics.
lb GROWS our OF
WcONSIN PRIMARIES
Liy False" Is Designa
Kade Concerning His
MfW Statements.
I FALLS, "Wis., Sept. S
Jenkins, congressman
mill Wisconsin district,
a letter from "William,
tary to President Koose
ierrefarv Loeb says that
E in a circular purported
sued by .Twice Smith of
c eve of the recent Wis
elpclion, are false. It
Judce Jenkins' friends
lar in question brought
5t of Jenkins by Irvino
tho Eepubliean cougres
"dated Oyster Bay, Sep
.Ee' Jenkins:! am in
fetter of the 2nd. with
6 statements which the
rere made, by the presi
wctarv arc absolutely
jnifh called at the execn
asked to see the presi
told by Acting Secretary
he president would not
one else on a matter of
nature and would not
nr TV33'.
Was Persistent,
ih then wrote a note to
tfkinc him to say w.heth
clsitn of Representative
he president had written
urging his renominatiou,
fh tras again told that
leclincd to say anything
t tic matter or discuss
r told Judge Smith that
ippcals to interfere with
tj were sent to the prcsi
tho president has invari
o take part in any of
orster ncvpr made the
'the president had been
aportuned by Mr. Jcn
iends to indorse Mr. Jen
so denial of any claims.
Ijr a refusal to say any
o contest in any way.
i tony o a telegram' that
:rsver to n telegram eou-i-lter.
Yours very re
ILIAM LOEB, JR.,
T to the President."
ie Kept Secret,
s the telegram sent to
a Superior, whose name
has 'not interfered, and
fwe, in any such matter,
wote Mr, Jenkins, as he
various ofhenj who have
WMnsc of voting for the
U'l tho bill for establish
Myiujj he is glad to say
w all the congressmen
I these measures judge
upholding the adminis.
; Mhcies.
UDOLPII FORSTER,
"Acting Secretary, ' '
.X FOREST FIRES
B STILL THREATENING
SBU1!""-', Sent- s.-iiibbing.
'cMnt? ' P.aperou8 town on
"SBtfiS?' ."'reaioned with de-
ffiJ E,,C,01!1C,1 and the men
winn "Bi f'aSroualy close.
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Hn dopant nent received n
to n5ieilnrlme,lt- at Hlb-
K.vH"5 at, fibbing tn
N iho wii i mi thc su,'e of
M ml?. nhf51. ,kL's
Fun lv JIitho tow"' Scl
Pttlhr in? ?.lonET tiro north
on thi- '"'r moj,t valu
ff. U)U,"n for fourteen
W&Wretaiv
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!'2BhkvJ:ivtB n! Ji noL cliant;e tlw
f WSfi1 sat
FOUR LIVES LOST
Ai SCORE INJURED
!
Deadly Fire of Mysterious Ori
gin in Belmont Hotel in
City of Denver.
HUNDRED GUESTS IN PANIC;
MANY LEAP FROM WINDOWS
i
I
Flames Probably Started by
Robber Desiring to Cover up
Theft of Jewels.
DENVER, Sept. S. A fire which is
believed to have been started by a mis
creant caused a panic early today
among ono hundred guests of thc Bel
mont hotel, a three-story building at
1721-25 Stout street, this cit3', as a re
sult pf which four lives were sacrificed
and a score of persons injured, two of
whom are nor, expected to recover.
Throe men died from injuries sustained
in jumpiug from windows and another
was suffocated to deah in his room.
Had the unfortunates who were killed
or injured in jumping remained at thc
windows a moment longer thej' would
have ail been saved b- the firemen.
Tho Dead.
EDWAED MOOKE, aged 55, real es
tate agent, Philadelphia; killed .b
jumping.
GEOPGE BODLE, Middlcton, 2C. Y.;
died at hospital of injuries sustained
in jumping.
GEORGE OTT, Dodge City, Kan.:
died at hospital of injuries sustained
in jumping.
Tho Injured.
William Lewis, brakeman, badly
burned about face and breast: will die.
Mrs. W. A. Lanham, badly burned
about tho face and entiro body.
W. A. Lanham, hands and face
burned.
F. J. Bawden, city clerk of Silverton,
Colo., two scalp wounds; jumped Xrpm
second story.
0. E. Ivlingcr, printer and formerly
proprietor of thc Silverton Standard:
back wrenched in jumping from second
story.
Charles' F. Stewart, candymaker, left
wrist broken and bruises resulting from
jump from third-story window.
Melvin Parker, Hillsdale, Mich.;
serious bums on face,, arms and legs.
Mrs. Lydia Parlier, badly burned and
bruised.
Edward Kclsoe. hands and 'face
burned.
Thomas Taylor, nipeman, engine No.
5, broken left nukle.
Mrs. J. L. Hole, Minneapolis; side
bruised, possiblv internal injuries.
Mrs. Lona Mittelhausor, Now York
City; bruises and internal injuries
feared.
Mrs. Nettie Palm, proprietress of ho
tel: arms and legs burned, mind af
fected by shock.
.John J. Kane, one of the victims of
thc fire, recently came to Colorado
Springs from Atlantic City, N. J., and
from letters among his effects is be
lieved to have, been tho son of a Phil
a delphia contractor.
Tho lire was first seen at 3:51 a. m.
on the top floor of the hotel, and was
supposed to have been caused by crossed
wires, but later investigation showed
that it had started at tho foot of a
rear stairway and eaten its way to tho
upper lloor before it was discovered.
It is reported that money and jewelry
valued at .$1,500 were stolen from the
rooms of Mrs. Pahn and guests before
tho iiro or while it was burning.
"HUGHES TEST" GIVES
CONFLICTING RESULTS
XRW YORK. Sept. S. Results of the
application of the "Hughes lept" In thir
teen of tin assembly dltrlct.s of Xew
York rind Kings county. In thc Republi
can primary election today, were decided
ly Interesting and decidedly contradictory,
according to figures obtainable late to
night. Six of the New York districts
east majorities for the renominatiou of
the Governor; three ngalnsL All of tho
Kings county districts cast decisive ma
jorities against hi:j renominatiou. Tho
Kings county totals show a net voto of
more than two to one against the Gov
ernor. All kinds of Inferences wore drawn from
the figures by advocates and opponents
of thc Governor's renominatiou.
Chairman Timothy L. Woodruff of tho
Republican Slate committee declined to
make any comment at nil tonight.
STANDPATTERS BLOCK
ELECTION OF CUMMINS
DISS MOIN.ES. Ia Sept. S. True to
their pledge to one another, forty-two
staudpat Republicans in the state legis
lature today prevented the election of
Governor A. M. Cummins to the United
States Senate to fill out the unexpired
term of thc late AV. li. AIIIhoii. These
forty-two .senators and representatives re
fused to cast their votes for Governor
Cummins, and with the fortjvflve Demo
crat?, who voted for Porter, they out
numbered the sixty-five Republicans who
voted for Cummins'- Not only did thc
"standpaltr-rs" prevent ;in election today,
bui they declared that It is their Inten
tion to continue in their course, deadlock
ing the legislature, if It Is necessary to
keep Cummins out of the United States
Senate. Both 3ldea 3uy tonight that they
will not yield.
MANY BIDDERS FOR
I SAN FRANCISCO BONDS
i
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept 8, Elds were
opened today for tho purchase of $n.!!Ai).
000 munieipul bonds of the new issue of
518.000.000.
Of the bids opened today the biggest
bid was that. of N. W. Hnrrls for JS.nil,
ij'JO. Other bidders were TV, II. Crocker, $.':,
fiOO.ttn:;: London. Paris and American
bank. $3,500,000: K. II. Rollins and Q. II.
Adamn. S3.-I97.000; Kountzo Pros, and
Biodgo. Merrltt & Co.. 5S.3U0.S01; X. w.
llulfccy & Co. and National Cltv bank of
New York and Speyer & Co., ?.';.IGP300
First Trust company of Chicago and Mer
chant!; Loan and Trust company, ?3,r570,-
Thc bonds bear S. per cent intercsL
Cur!"50"10" -rz. co ulTsct r
Witfv Subservience to the President Found Fighting the President's Choice
PROMISED 10 KILL;
NERVE FAILED HER
Sensational Testimony at In
quest Over Death of Promi
nent Omaha Physician.
OMAHA, Sept. 8. Tho coroner's In
quest into the death of Dr. Frederick
Rustin. whose tragic death at tho door of
his home In this city has given tho po
llco department a puzzling problem, de
veloped several sensations today. Tho
first was the testimony of Mrs. Abble
Rice, the woman who was last known to
bo In Dr. Rustln's company on thc night
of his death. She declared that for somo
tlmo Dr. Rustin had been talking- to her
of committing suicide, but that he wished
to disguise the act so as to protect his
life Insurance for the benefit of his fam
ily. After much Importunity he induced
her In promise to kill him atd then take
her own life. Arrangements to this end
were made for Friday night. August 2S.
but her nerve failed her- On Tuesday
night following. Dr. Rustin pointed out
to her on the street car a man who, ho
said, had promised to do the deed, say
ing tbat it would be done that night.
Identified tho Man.
Later sho Identified Charles E. Davis,
a clerk in a local bank and a member of a
prominent family, as tho man referred to
by Dr. Rustin.
Davis was placed on the stand and tes
tified that ho attempted to commit suicide
on the night In question by taking drugs
furnished him by Dr. Rustin, but denied
that be promised to kill the doctor or
that he had anything to do with thc lat
ter's death. lie said tho drugs taken
made him sick and he vomited, thus sav
ing his life, lie gave no special ronson
for wishing to end his ilfo except that he
had no desire to live He said ho had
made previous attempts at suicide.
Davis has not been arrested.
SAYS BRYAN SENTIMENT
IS STEADILY GROWING
NKW YORK. Sept. 8. Robert S. Hud
speth, eastern campaign manager of the
national Democratic committee, returned
today from New Haven, Conn., ivhero he
attended thc funeral services of Alex
ander Troup. Mr. Hudspeth while in Now
Haven had a conferenco with leading
Democrats.
'The Bryan sentiment." said he, "is
growing stronger all tho time in Con
necticut. All the old line Democrats aro
coming back Into the party, Ono of tho
most encouraging Incidents of my Con
necticut trip was tho offer of ex-Governor
Waller to speak during the campaign.
Several of tho Democrats from Rhode
Island also attended tho conference and
brought pleasing reports from that state
In regard to tho Democratic prospects
there."
DIPLOMAT CONFESSES
TO GIGANTIC FRAUDS
COPENHAGEN. Sept. 8. M. Albert!,
who recently retired from his post of
minister of justice, today surrendered to
thc police and confessed to a series of
frauds against tho Rondestanduns Spur
knssc. a savings bank, of which ho was
president.
M. Albert! 8 confession had an adverse
effect on the stock exchange.
The affair has caused a grcnt sensa
tion, as It was entirely unexpected. M.
Albert! was an Intimate friend of tho
king and very popular at court. Only
two days ago he dined at tho palace, sit
ting at thc king's right hand.
Tho fiauds exceed $2,o00,000, which thc
ex-minister lost in speculation In stocks
in the United States. The Bondestandena
bdnk has stopped purmcnts. having been
closed hv order of thc authorities. M.
MbertI was given a brief examination to
night, after which ho was sent back to
prison,
Oil Tanks Burning.
IjEADVILTjE. Colo.. Sept. 0. Oil tanks
or tho Continental Oil company aro burn
ing llercely this morning, and several
hundred barrels of oil have been con
sumed Several buildings of a small na
ture have caught, lire, and tho Rio Grande
depot Is threatened. The loss cannot be
estimated at this hour.
Index to Today's Tribune
4 Departments. Pago.
-I. Editorial 4
Society 5
i Mines I" i
Markets 7 r
! Intermountaln S 4
V" v
'c Domestic. !
President denies any meddling 4
-y In state politics 1
- Four killed and score Injured in !-
r ' Denver hotel fire 1 v
-i- Innovation In political fight by 4-
4 Candidate Bryan 1 4
Sensational testimony in Dr. 4
Rustin Inquest at Omaha 1 4-
4- Two despondent women of New 4
4- York leap to death 1 4
4 Tft is determined to make good 4
4- as a campaigner ' 4
4 4
4- Local. 4
4. American club opposed to es- '4-
4- tabllshment of red light dls- 4
4. trlct In Salt Lake City 1 4-
4. City council denies application 4
4. for salnon license at 25 West ...
4. First South 12 4.
4 Apostle-Senator Smoot declines 4
4- to discuss Utah politics 12 4-
4. Public schools of city open with 4
4- largo attendance 12 4-
4- Glad hand Is extended to Utah 4.
4. G. A. R. men at Detroit 12 4-
Board of education opposes re- 4-
4. moval of red light district to 4
4 west aide 12 4
4 Sporting Nows. 4
4- Joe Gans and "Battling" Nelson 4.
J. will box for championship at 4-
Colma today n 4-
4- Ogdcn is awarded Utah state
4 league pennant 9 4-
4- Bicycle track closes at Salt Pal- 4
4- aco 9
4- 4
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DESPONDENT WOMEN
LEAP TO THEIR DEATH
One Was Grieving Over Demise
of Son; the Other Hope
lessly III.
NEW YOItK, Sept. S. Two women,
ono grieving over the death o hor fa
vorito son, and tho other despondent
because of illness, leaped to death to
day from windows in their homes. Mrs.
Mary Anu Eoisch jumped from tho
dining room wiudow of tho second floor
of her homo in Seventh street, and suf
fered injuries from which sho died
shortly nftorward. Tier son. Joseph,
aged 2u. was drownod wliilo on his va
cation about two weeks ago, and since
that tho mother has been inconsolablo
over her loss. Although sho was con-stautlj-
watched, she finally eluded tho
vigilance of her family and ended her
life.
Thc other suicide was Miss LUlinn
Reynolds, aged 50, for matij- years as
sitiint matron at tho Messiah homo iu
West Chester.
Sho hurled hqrsclf from a fourth
story window in Kasl. Seventeenth
street and was instantly killed. For
years Miss Reynolds had suffered from
nervous troublos.
4H-W-H"W:HW-:4-W"Kif
TOO HOT FOR COMFORT. 4
.t. ..
4- FOHT WORTH, Tox., Sept. S. 4-
4 A dispatch from Strawn, Tex., 4
4 a mining town west of hero, 4
4 says that the thermometer yos- 4
4- tei'day registered 112 degrees, 4
4 and today is standing at 109. a 4
4 hot wind blowing from tho 4
4 south. All business has been 4-
4' suspended at Strawn. Waco re- 4-
4 ported a temperature of 101 for 4-
4- the pust three da vs. 4.
4- 4-
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CITY COUNCIL EILES
RED LIGHT PROTESTS
Protests Filed on Ground That
Council Is Un awa re o f Ex- j
- isfenca of Evil.
"We, your commlttoo on municipal
laws, bog leave to report as' follows, in
tho matter of petitions protesting against
tho contemplated moving of tho red light
district, to thc west sido of tho cly: We
report -that we find no authority In tho law
for tho council or for any official of tho
city to act favorably upon tho matter of
establishing such a district In any part of !
tho city. A district of this kind Is neces
sarily under tho ban of the law, and to
take any official action of tho establish
ment of such a district nnywhero within
tho boundaries of the city would be clear
ly a lawless act and a breach of tho oath
of office in any official undertaking to
establish such a district or connive at
tho establishment of the same. Wo also
find that inasmuch ns all of tho business
supposed to bo transacted In such a dis
trict Is unlawful and unjustifiable, that
tho cleaning out of any such portion of
tho city from lawless Inhabitants of this
kind Is a commendable and lawful act;
but, further than this, neither thc council
nor any official of thc city can go. Wo
further recommend that tho petitions ho
filed in accordanco with tho usual pre
cedents." There is no such thing In Salt Lako
City ns a red light district so far as tho
City Council knows, and that body can
not take cognizance of anything that is
not in existence. Such. In effect, was
tho council's decision Tuesday night In
Its disposition of tho petitions of the
West Slders, protesting against tho re
moval of the district from Commercial
and other streets, alleys and avenues, to
Boyd's court, on Second South street, be
tween Fourth and Fifth West streets.
After several weeks' delay the council
took up and acted upon the protests
ogulnst tho removal of thc district pro
sentod to It by West Slders. Tho com
mlttoo on municipal laws, with which tho
protests had been for weeks, recommend
ed that tho petitions bo filed, and Its
report was unanimously adopted. This
committee Is composed of Black, Stewart,
Raybould, Fornslrom and Murdoch.
INTENSE INTEREST IN
CONNECTICUT POLITICS
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Sept, S. No Re
publican convention held In tho State
of Connecticut slnco that of tho fall of
11)00, when the McLean -Warn ex fight for
the Governorship shook up tho party,
brought out so much Interest as that
which was called to order tonight in tho
Hyperion theater. United States Senator
Frank S. Brnndogoe was temporary chair
man. In addressing tho convention, Sen
ator Brandegee said:
"The one overwhelming issue In this
campaign Is, 'Shall the policies of tho Re
publican party, of William McKlnley. and
of Theodoro rtooscvclt, -jo continued?' We
believe that tho people of this country,
without respoct to former political affili
ations, will, by enormous majorities, vote
that they shall be continued, Theodoro
Roosevelt thinks that the best, and now
tho only. Instrument by which they can
bo continued Is his great Cabinet Minis
ter, William H. Taft. I am sure wc all
agrco with him."
Everything pointed tonight to thc
choice of George L, Llllcy for Governor
on tho first ballot,
NEGRO MURDERER
LYNCHED BY MOB
OXFORD, Miss.. Sept. 8. Lawson Pat
ten, a negro, who Jato today killed Mrs.
McMillan, a whlto woman, ut her home,
was hanged by a mob tonight, Thc mur
der was unusually brutal. Patten dellv- ;
ercd a message to Mm. McMillan from
her husband, who Is serving a sentence
In the Oxford jail, and lingered about tho
place. Mrs. McMillan attempted to fright- ;
en him away with a. revolver, hut he 1
grappled with hor and disarmed her. Ho j
then cut her throat. Thc woman died a
I few minutes later. Palton lied, but was
j later captured.
INNOVATION MADE
IN POLITECAL FIGHT
j
Bryan in Chicago Delivers Ad
dress to Twelve Hundred
Precinct Committeemen.
POINTS OUT HOW VICTORY
MAY BE MADE SURE
Plans Laid for Campaign Club
in Every Voting Precinct in
thc United States.
CHICAGO. Sept. S. Twelve hundred
precinct committeemen recently elected
in tho primaries were addressed by "W.
.J. Bryan tonight. Thc meeting repre
sented an innovation in politics iu Chi
cngo, and was for tho pttrposo of put
ting into effect tho call of tho Demo
cratic national committee for a cam
paign club in every voting precinct in
tho United States.
Previous to Mr. Beau's remarks
John W. Tomliuson, of Alabama, chair
man of tho committee on organization,
addressed tho conference. Ho stated
that over 5,000 clubs already had been
organized and that campaign literaturo
and material had been sent to all clubs.
After October 1, he said, weekly letters
from Mr. Bryan would be sent out to
all Democratic clubs.
Discusses Primary System.
Mr. Bryan opened by referring to
the primary SA'stem and declared that it
had revolutionized politics. "And au
thority now comes from tho voters," he
fiaid, "instead of somo central au
thority. "
The committeemen, he said, had been
selectod by the peoplo of their several
communities and had been entrusted by
tho voters with authority to represent
them in the party organization. "I
recognize,"" said Mx. Bryan, "that iu
speaking to vou I am speaking to men
who aro the lenders among their people,
and being loaders, chosen by tho peo
plo themselves, 3'ou can work with an
effectiveness that is impossible whero
tho wishes of tho peoplo are ignored."
Points of Importance.
Mr. Bryan emphasized thc importance
.of tho position which tho committee
men occupied and declared that no cau
didatq will win success if the work of
organization is neglected. "Wo may
have a majority as 1 believe wo havo, '
ho said, "but if that majority is not
mado effectivo at the polls it counts for
nothing. In a city organization it is
even moro important than in the coun
try, because you havo registration as
well as voting to look after. It will
bo j'our business to sec, first, that every
Democratic voto is registered; second,
that every Democratic vole is cast;
third, that overy Democratic voto is
counted, and fourth, that false registra
tion and ropoating aro prevented."
Tho Democratic candidate admon
ished his hearers that beforo the day
of registration they could bo instrumen
tal in assisting iu the organization of
clubs aud that these clubs could assist
iu tho circulation of literaturo that is
nccdod.
Plan of Campaign.
"You can find out what tho voters
aro talking about," ho said, "in what
subjects they are interested and what
arguments need to bo answered. You
can assist in the collection of campaign
funds. With several thousand Demo
crats at work a few dollars collected
by each means a considerable sum for
the campaign fund. While in every
campaign thoro is more or lcs3 split
ting of thc tickot that is, Republicans
willing to vote for a part of our ticket,
but not for nil tho work of the or
ganization must bo for tho whole
ticket. There can be no separation of
the candidates," he said, "so far as
tho organization is concerned."
Ho declared that, ho trusted tho stato
and county organizations to co-operato
with tho national organization. The na
tional organization, ho said, stood ready
to co-operato to tho fullest extent with
the local organizations.
"Tho reports that come to us from
all sections of tho country," he said,
amid wild applause, "aro very encour
aging, and wo havo overy reason to
believo that if wc nil work together
and work diligently, wo shall be able
to rejoice over a victory, stato and na
tional. ' '
ENTHUSIASTIC CONVENTION
OK MONTANA DEMOCRATS
t
HELENA, Sept. S. A special to the
Independent from Anaconda says;
Thc Democratic state convention met
at noon today In tho Margaret theater In
this city. Thomas J. Walsh of Helena
was chosen temporary chairman and made
a speech In which lie severely criticised
the present administration. A platform
was adopted Including most of tho re
forms sot forth In tho national platform.
Bryan and Kern were pledged the sup
port of the Montana Democratic part v.
Tho permanent organization was com
pleted and Judicial nominations made,
most of tho Incumbents being re
nominated. The principal nominations
will he made tomorrow. Unbounded en
thusiasm prevailed and the convonlion
went wild at every mention of Brvan's
name.
MINISTER HAS RIGHT TO
WED DIVORCED WOMAN
RICHMOND HILL, L. I.. Sopt. S. Tho
marriage of. the Rev. Dr. William TI,
Lawrence, pastor of Trinity Methodist
church of this plnce, to a woman who
had previously boon divorced, was sus
tained by tho ofllclal hoard of Tiinltv
church In resolutions adopted yesterday
and announced today. It also was an
nounced oftlclally that after duo Investi
gation, the board has ascertained that
Mrs. Lawrenco divorced hor former hus
band beforo Rev. Dr. Lawrenco ever puld
court to hor. The resolutions adopted bv
tho board extended churchly love and fel
lowship to tho pastor and hit wife, ex
onerated both from any blame which mnv
have been cast upon them by the pub
lication of false statements, and ox
pressed unshaken confidence In thc pastor.
AiU CLUB IN l i
FAV0B0FM0BAL1TV II
Declares for Decency and If
Against Establishing Red I
Light District. J 'M
EMPHATIC RESOLUTION j " H
ADOPTED t UNANIMOUSLY ' !
'iH
Put Establishing of District 3 H
Up to Federal Bunch and
Attorney-General. I
( !
Tho American club of Salt Lake on Jv
Tuesday evening stood squarely for tho
principles of Americanism and thc ij
American party, when it wcufc upon U
record by unanimous voto in favor of j"
public morality and decency, and adopt- i".
ed a resolution against the establishing fl ; fl
of a red light district. pj
It likev.-ise went upon record, also by
unanimous vole, when it declared in fa- Ish
vor of taking thc necessary steps be- ? 1
foro the proper authorities looking to A i H
the annulment of the charter granted i ' TM
by the state of Utah to the corporation . 'M
which, it is reported, proposes to cs- t i j
tablish a district for immoral purposes J 0
in Salt Lake Citv. . ' !
Tho question of the establishing of a J J i
red light district will now bo put up to "' j ;!H
tho federal bunch, which controls affairs , , 1 IH
in Utah through the attorney-general of 'H
the. state. jH
Here is the. preamble and resolution ' IH
which v.-as adopted by tho American i A jH
club at its annual meeting, held in ; n lH
Judge Diehl's court room, over police IH
headquarters, Tuesday evening. 4
Hero Aro Resolutions. 1
It has come to the notice of tho Amori- 4
can club of Salt Lako City that a move-
ment Is on foot to establish a "red light"
district between First nnd Second South ' YjtM
streets and Fourth and Fifth West streets " WtM
In this city, and that a company has been : rH
Incorporated for tho purpose of promoting. A
equipping and conducting tho said dls- i i
trlct, contrary to tho laws of tho state, 4 'J !
tho ordinances of tho city, and as an of- I lH
fenso against public decency and clvlo r jiH
pride; therefore, be it j ; VH
Resolved, that the American club act Jlr. tkH
individually and collectively to prevent j " ' H
thc consummation of such a plan: that 4
wc uso our best efforts to Interrupt tho' f
work already commenced; that wo at-
tempt to fix responsibility on thoso whoso -,H
purpose it Is to establish so disreputable " ;
a business within tho corporate limits of :'H
this city, and wo pledge ourselves to aid ' ' L
in thc punishment of all who persist in iH
foisting tills illicit enterprise on this com- l L
munlty. i T -H
Resolved, that wo favor that immediate 1 )
steps bo taken toward dissolving tho f V H
charter of thc company organized to pro-i IH
moto tho so-called "red light" district. '-!
holding, as wc do. and believing that the ll'H
courts will hold, that tho purposo of thc 'Tti
said company Is solely to conduct an uu- ' VH
lawful business. i
Introduced by Club.
Tho resolution was introduced by tho ,
club and was read by tho secretary af- Uj IH
ter tho election of officers and trustees
for the ensuing year. I A IH
When the secretary had completed j ' ' IH
the rending of thc resolution, George I H
E. Hancock moved that it bo laid upon i
the table. Judge Weber at onco moved I ' H
the adoption of the resolution, and as , 1 LH
Mr. Hancock's motion was not seeoud- ; 4fl
cd, a general discussion of tho question .;
resulted, and in this discussion there J
was no mincing of words; a spade was
called a spade, and when at thc end of i
tho debate tho resolution was adopted - -s '(
hy unanimous vote, the applauso was ii j
hearty and prolonged. j ' ;i 3H
There wero several who believed that t
tho resolutions should bo segregated. j , ,
in that the second resolution apparently 't
committed the club to the expense of
pushing tho action beforo thc attorney- r i yH
general, but all of those who favored j I lM
this finally withdrew their objections. f fM
aud after a slight amendment, by tho
substitution of tho word "that" for ,t
"taking" and thc insertion of tho A
I words "bo taken," was adopted. t jH
Judge McKinnoy, Judge George V. y 3
Goodwin and Judge Webor were out- 1H
spoken in favor of the resolution, a!- H
though when tho debate over tho matter i 7H
was opened Judge Goodwin thought the. f jB
resolutions should bo voted upon sep- jH
arately. . iM
Favored Adoption. k
Judgo Weber said that he had hur- '
ricdly made tho motion to adopt the ,
resolutions in order that they might ; lM
bo debated, as iu American meetings H
everybody was freo and untrammelcd.
Ho declared that thc people of the west $ (
side must be protected, and tho Ameri- .
can club could stand for no greater ob-' VA iH
ject than to protect thc peoplo and thc J ifl
children in particular. The. Second I
clause in tho resolution, he said, might. ' fH
involve the club in a financial way, but r 1H
suppose that it did? It could not i
amount to more than $50 or $100 a
mcro bngatclle. Tho American parly ?W
Avaa for morality and decency and was J iM
not, doing things for political effect. He i , 4
said tho question of annulling the char? '
tor was up t,o tho attorney-general. L hHJ
Judgo Weber's rcjuurks wero en- Sp ijUH
dorsed by Judgo George F. Goodwin, " JfJ -
Mr. Cecil, Captain Kinsman, S. P. Arm- 1 ' isjH
strong. Jud" McKinnev, Georgo Han- l U-H
cock, J. 15. McGinty. Dana T. Smith. jV !
Frank T. Scfrit and several others. , f ic-H
Joo Fowler opposed the resolution. V 'M
Ho did not believe that it was right to 1 fll
bring in a political matter, like ho al- 1 j H
legod this was. beforo the club. lie 1 j ' HJ
declared that there was an acttuiesconcc B ' 'SJ
iu flie matter by the administration, if, 'M
but finally was forced to admit that this 1 f ;
statement was bused on whut ho had V r 1
secii in tho press. j jH
Asked by Mr. Sofrit if he had seen I '- '.H
anything in tho Anicrienu press of Salt I t VH
Luke that indicated that the adminis- I -
(ration favored thc establishing of a ) ' !!
rod light district, or that tho American . 4 ".i WVJ
press had so favored, he was compelled t . I 3
to say no. - '- VM
Not Political Question. ''NtH
Frank T. Scfrit. in favoring tho ado'p- j iH
fiou of tho resolutions, declared that M !
tho question of adopting them was not !: flVJ
a political question. This was the first lit
time sinco t ho matter of the proposed If oH
establishing of a red light district had i H WM
come up that the American party has li I
had an opportunity to express itsolf II ' !
against any move toward tho establish- a i
ment of such a district- He said that tM
ho did not boliovo that llio administra- rm .
lion condoned tho matter, but if it did ml- il
Continued on Pac Two. j

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