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I Vol. 4; No. 18. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JANUARY 14, 1905. Prick 5 Cents
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I II Polygamists in Salt Lake
I After all tho fuss, all the row all the
I mud that has been thrown at Utah,
B all tho allegations about polygamy in-
I creasing, all tho false testimony that
B has been given by witnesses for the
B prosecution in the Smoot case; after
B a" the miles of slander, slush and ab-
B solute lies that have been printed In
B the Kearns organs for tho past two
B years. aftor utal1 nas een ma(lG to aP
B Pr as tho cesspool of tho United
B States, after good .honest people east
B and west navo been made to believe
B that Salt Lake Is a hades where no
B woman Is safo; after all this and a
B Ercat deal more, how many polgamlsts
' B do )'ou tlimk there are in Salt Lafco
B City? Just 74, all of whom entered
H tho polygamic relation heforo tho is-
J suanco of the church manifesto for-
H bidding polygamy, most of them many
H years before It. Thoy are all old peo-
H pie. a four over 80 years, 58 over 60
B years and 14 over 50 years.
B Tnth herewith gives a list of the
Bj polygamists in each ecclesiastical
B war(1 ln tho entire city. The list is
J correct, It Is neither minimized nor ex-
aggerated. Tho census was very care-
fully taken and Truth defies tho Trib
B unc, or tho Ministerial association or
Charles Mostyn Owen, or ox-Senator
B Cannon or Colonel Nelson and his de
j tectlves or any ono elso to success-
fully controvert this statement. Truth
published tho census of tho school
teachers, showing that over 80 per
cent of them are Gentiles. Tho Trib
H une could not controvert it, dare not
deny It. Truth also published a list
of the stato offlcers, showing that tho
Gentiles had a majority of those of-
flees and tho most remunerative of-
Aces at that. Tho Tribune daro not
deny it, neither can this statement as
to the number of polygamists be con-
troverted. Hero it Is:
I Polygamists of Salt Lake City.
I First Ward Ttotal number of po-
lyeamists, 5; number over 50 years
If Wi 3j number over 60 years old, 2.
1 lv T.d Wanl Total number of po-
I old i 1; number ovor c0 years
I tniT.h,r,1B Wartl Number of polyga-
sts, 2; over 60 years old, 1; ovor
I 7n years old, 1.
I Fourth "Ward Number of polyga-
mists, 2; number over CO years old, 2.
Ono of these is 73 years old.
Fifth Ward Number of polyga
mists, 1; ho Is over 80 years old
Sixth Ward Number of polyga
mists, 3; number over 50 years old, 2;
number over CO years old, 1
Seventh Ward Number of polyga
mists, 2; number over 70 years old, 2.
Eighth Ward Number of polyga
mists, 3; number over 50 years old, 3.
Ninth Ward Number of polyga
mists, 4; number over 70 years old, 1.
Tenth Ward Number of polyga
mists, 1; number over CO years old, 1.
Eloventh Ward Number of polyga
mists, 4; number over 60 years old, 4;
1 over 70.
Twelfth Ward Number of polyga
mists, 4; number over 60 years old,
i; 1 over 70.
Thirteenth Ward Number of po
lygamists, 2; number over CO years
old, 2; 1 about 80.
Fourteenth Ward Number of po
lygamists, 10; number over GO years
old, 10; all over 70 years old.
Fifteenth Ward Number of polyga
mists, 1; number over 60 years old, 1.
Sixteenth Ward Number of polygi-mists,-1;
number over GO years old, 1;
1 over 80.
Seventeenth Ward Number of po
lygamists, G; number ovor CO years
old, 6; 1 about 75.
Eighteenth Ward Number of polyg
amists, 4; number over CO years old, 4;
2 ovor 70.
Nineteenth Ward Number of po
lygamists, 1; number over CO, 1.
Twentieth Ward Number of polyg
amists, 3; number over GO years old,
Twenty-first Ward Numobr of po
lygamists, 3; number ovor 50 years
old, 2; number over GO years old 1.
Twenty-second Ward Number of
polygamists, 3; number ovor 50 years
old, 2; number over GO years old 1;
1 over 70 years old.
Twenty-third Ward Not any.
Twenty-fourth Ward Not any.
Twenty-fifth Ward Numbor of po
lygamists, 2; number ovor 60 years
Twenty-sixth Ward Not any.
Twenty-seventh Ward Not any.
Twenty-eighth Ward Number of
polygamists, 1; numbor ovor 60 years
Twenty-nlnthWard Number of po
lygamists, 1; numbor ovor GO years
Thirtieth Ward Numbor of polyga
mists, 1; number over 50 years old, 1.
Thirty-first Ward Number of po
lygamists, 1; number over GO, 1; about
70 years old.
Thirty-second Ward Number of po
lygamists, 1; about 47 years old.
Thirty-third Ward Number of po-
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lygamlsts, 1; numbor ovor 60 years
old, 1; about 80 years old.
Total numbor of polygamists, 74;
number ovor 50 years old, 14; numbor
over 60 years old, 58.
And all this row has been mado over
74 old people who are living in tho re
lation they entered into yenrs and
years ago, and who, in tho course of
a very fow years must, in tho natural
order of things, pass away. Salt Lake
has a population of approximately
75,000. Thoro are fow cities In tho
United States which could mako n bet
ter showing on tho polygamy question
than Salt Lake, oven not counting
those in other cltols who practico po
lygamy on tho European plan. It Is
evident to anybody who has any sonso
of fairness and justico and reasonable
perception that polygamy In Utah is
a thing of tho past, and In a very fow
years will bo extinct. Thoro is no fair
ness nor honesty In tho war that is
bolng waged on Utah. Tho worst
thing about this war is that it is
waged by pcoplo who livo In Utah and
should help to build up instead of tear
down. And all this row about 74 old
polygamists, many of them tottering
on tho brink of tho grave! 'It's aston
ishing to what extent a fow charlatans
can fool the people
SNAPSHOTS AT LEGISLATORS.
Senator Lawrenco is ono of tho most
activo-mlnded men of tho upper houso,
with marked oxecutlvo ability and n
strong dcslro to get to tho root of n
question without wasting tlmo.
Senator Loose can't mako an elo
quent speech, but ho can puzzle his
opponents with pointed questions.
When his mind is mado up, ho receives
argument ns If ho wore of stone.
Senator Willis Johnson, good-looking
and popular, never loses his cheery
smile, even when ho is soundly beaten.
Senator Lovo loves to say nice
things nbout his opponents when ho Is
making a fight for something ho much
desires to go through. But thoy aro
not always lovely when you grasp
their Inner meaning.
Senator Holllngsworth is not quite
so young as ho looks, and those who
tako him for a boy In experience will
fall Into error which might prove em
barrassing. Senator Gardiner Is just ns hard
headed and full of common sonso as
ho appears to bo. Ho Is slow to reach
conclusions, but is nearly always right.
Senator Bamberger Is always ready
to throw down tho gauntlet and the
flro of hnlf a dozen antagonists never
causes him to loso his head.
Senator Lewis Is always qulot, no
mnttor how exciting tho dobato bo- I
comes. Ho can mako a speech, but it I
is alwnys pitched ln tho conversa
tional koy. Ho works with method nnd
Thomas Hull had a good record as '
speaker last year, with tho exception
that ho somotlmcs fnlled to prod dila
tory members into doing business. Ho i
was too lenient nnd pormittod tiro- ;
somo nnd long-winded speeches that ;
woro not to tho point. :
Harry S. Joseph, rod-headed nnn ,.
nugnnclous looking, will probably
"tako a fall" out of somebody boforo i
Mio session Is fnr gone. Thoso who
'invo hoard him on the mining ox- 1
"hnngo do not bollovo that ho will ovor 1
weary In dobato. I
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D. It. Roberts likes to get on tho
Mde of tho minority. Ho Is over ready
Ht flro a hroadsido at tho weakest part
nf a proposed mcasuro and usually
loos it effectively.
Tho old members of tho houso will j
greatly miss William R Whito ot
Marysvalo. Mr. White was tho ono
-opresontatlvo of last session who
could deliver an oloquont, stirring and
entertaining oration on any subject
that camo up for dobato. .
Who will supply tho clnsslcal quo
tations this year is a question not yot
answered. Br. A. S. Condon did last
session. Somo of tho members novor
knew whether to tako his Latin
phrases seriously or otherwise
.Tames B. Wilson probably hold tho
record InBt year for tho numbor ot
times ho was declared out of order.
But ns this Is his second oxporlenco
somo now membor ought to gain that
Georgo Austin knows nbout every
thing thero is to know nbout sugar
beets. Ho knows othor things of courso,
and is an ablo worker for all legisla
tion that will advanco tho Interests of
Tho local domocracy had a groat
tlmo doing honor to tho memory of
Andrew Jackson on Monday evening. H
Tho banquet was a groat success not
only ns regards tho menu nnd appoint-
monts but oratorlcnlly and onthusias- I
ticnlly. Tho democrats certainly fight M
best when they aro lying flat on their I ;
backs. After such a knock out ns thoy I
sustained last fall it would not have ; B
been a matter of astonlshmont if thoy I
had been still reeling nnd faint from I
tho blow, but thoy woro'nt. They woro ff
as lively and pugnacious as ovor and
made tho woods ring with oratory and B
cries of "bnnzal." Tho old war horses
woro thoro prancing and snorting and m
tho younger felows were not a whit bo- H
hind in flro, enthusiasm and hope.