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The broad ax. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1895-19??, September 14, 1895, Image 1

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Vol. I.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SEPTEMBER 14, 1895.
3STo. 3.
JOHN T. Caine
THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF UTAH.
THE .DEMOCRATIC STATE
CONVENTION.
It was the good fortune o the
editor of the Broad Ax to attend
the recent State Democratic con
vention held at Ogden, Sept. Slav
ing left this city the evening before,
and in an hour afterward was hos
pitably entertained at the Reed
hotel, where a large number of the
prominent leaders were already
quartered. The city of Ogden was
completely captured on convention
day; 'the attendance was immense,
and the enthusiasm unbounded.
With our limited space, we cannot
enter into details, or incidents
which attended this great gather
ing; suffice it to say they were in
spiring and earnest in every regard.
We desire more particularly to
speak of the results at this time.
The Republicans who went there to
see a Democratic fight, were disap
pointed, as harmony and good feel
ing pervaded the entire body. The
platform of principles adopted, is a
concise and truthful statement of
"up to date" issues, and in com
parison with the Republican plat
form, with its coarse and libelous
parts, it is a new suit of clothes, to
"the rags and tatters of a beggar.
The candidates chosen are all
strong men, aa'd the peers of any
ob oar oppooeBf s ticket.
The Hoa. B. H. Hoberta, who
ire predicted wewM be noaiaated,
and of whom we spoke last ree k,
is one of the most eloquent ami lo
gical speakers in the West. He
will be an honor to the new state
in the halls of Congress, and the
only question now is, how big his
majority over Allen will be. A
happy solution of the gubernatorial
question was reached when the
Hon. John T. Caine was named for
governor. A clean, careful and
conscientious man, familiar with
public affairs, possessing a large de
gree of moral courage and an un
tarnished official record, togethef
with his wide acquaintance in Utah
makes him the very strongest can
didate that could have been named.
He will add strength to the ticket
all over the state, and will come in
under the wire 2000 votes ahead of
the"bicycle rider in knee breeches."
With John T. Caine as governor
all classes of our people will be
protected, and the law executed to
the rich and poor alike: Bankers
and Shylockslook well on a "bike,"
or kicking up their heels on the
stage, but the people of Utah will
want a man of experience and judg
ment for their first governor, which
they will have in the Democratic
nominee. The judical portion of
the ticket shows the excellent
judgment of the convention, in its
geographical distribution, as well
as in the personal candidates. Mr.
Maloaey, ;Mr. Yoang, and Mr.
Thuraaa, are,all experienced trial
lawyers, pure and honorable in
their professions, of high moral
character as citizens, and all talent-;
ed and brainy men. They will fill
the high and dignified positions of
supreme justices, with credit to the
state and satisfaction to all who
come, before the bar of justice.
Neither of these men will be owned
or controlled by corporate influence,
or swayed by paternal favor to lend
a helping hand to an upstart off
spring. Nor can it be said of
either of the Democratic nomi
nees, that their name never appear
ed as attorney in a single case in a
court of record. The old fossils
on the Republican ticket will be
snowed under so deep next Novem
ber that they will never be heard of
again. We want pure men on the
bench, and men who have made a
study of the law, and we have them
by the grace of the Ogden conven
tion. The residue of the ticket
is well distributed over the state,
thereby exhibiting a fairness to the
outside portions which was sadly
wanting in the Republican deal,
which acted as though Salt Lake
City was the only spot from which
a candidate could be obtained.
Fisher S. Harris, for secretary of
state, a brilliant young business
man, and a lively campaigner, will
make it hot for' his opponent and
will be elected easy, as will the en
tire ticket The work of the con
vention was well done, and the
people of Utah will ratify its action
this fall by electing every man.
We feel like saying a word in clos
ing, as to the consideration and
kindness shown to the editor of the
BaoAD Ax, by all we met. There
was no color-line at this great con
vention, but on the contrary espe
cial pains were taken to make us
feel at home, and to realize that
among Democrats the negro finds
his best and truest friends.
eyes opened, for in the last number
of the Plain Dealer he has a whining
letter in which he shows he has
been brought to light by our efforts,
as the whole idea and part of the
language was borrowed .from the
Broad Ax. We are glad the gen
tleman reads our paper; it will do
him good, and we hope to be able
to cause him to see the error of his
ways, and bring political salvation
to him and his crowd. We notice
that when the said "resolution of
censure" was under discussion W.
W. Taylor did not want to go on
record as opposing the Nelson
resolution. Poor fellow; he is'
afraid of losing his job. He and
Lindell, Griffin, Lucas & Co., of the
P lain Deafer, would like to straddle
the fence. They want to be in a
position to say "good Lord and
good Devil." In other words, to
soft soap the Democratic candidates
for lucre, and then milk the Repub
lican heifers for campaign money.
Change the name, gentlemen, and
call your paper the Doubts Dealer
instead of the Plain Dealer.
All this effort to crush out the
Broad Ax will be futile. It is a
wrqng spirit, and shows a narrow
ness and a smallcess unworthy of the
spirit of the age. It is one of the
strongest arguments in favor of
the colored man breaking loose
from the Republican party, which
has for years appealed to his preju
dices, and kept him bound to an
idea of hate and bigotry." The
THE KU KLUX IN SALT LAKE.
At a recent meeting of the Lin--coin
Club, an attempt was made by
P. W. Nelson, a member of that
club, to pass a resolution of cen
sure upon the editor of the Broad
Ax, for the grave offence of having
the courage of his convictions, and
for striving to liberate the minds of
the colored people from a tradition
al servitude. The good judgment
and "horse sense" of the majority
prevailed, however, and the gentle
man's resolution was laid on the
table, or consigned to the waste'
basket, as it should have been.
The gentleman evidently hp been
reading the Broad Ax,and he has got
his blood ieated, and forsooth, his
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rHOKAS HAIOJTKT.
Broad Ax will continue to "hew to
the line," let the chips fall where
they may. We will not be deterd
from our duty by threats of cen
sure or "running us out etc.
This is an age of thought and
liberty of conscience, and we pro
pose to continue to enlighten our
fellow man to the best of our skill
and ability. We have always known
that "wounded birds Mutter," aad
we take it that some of pur shot
have hit this crowd of would-be
leaders. , t

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