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Vol. 5; No. 9 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, NOVEMBER 11, 1905. Price 5 Cents
,, The Election and the Future
The "American" party swept tho
decks. They have gained all tho cltjr
offices and most of the council. Mayor
, Thompson for tho third time Is at
tho head of tho city government. He
is an honest man and wo believe will
do his utmost to fulfil tho ante-olec-tlon
promises made by his party that
they would bring peace and great
prosperity to tho city. Truth hopes
they will have control of tho city
I council so that tho mayor will not be
I" handicapped in his administration.
We hope tho new officials will have a
free hand and that they will give tlu
city an honest, progressive and vig
orous administration. Men of all par
ties should unito In supporting thorn
if they show a sincere desire to do
well. No obstacles should bo put in
tho way. Let them go aheaa unhandl--caped
and aid them in all possible
ways In their efforts to build up the
city. Tho list of winning officers who
will 'take tho reins of government on
January 1 next, is as follows:
Mayor Ezra Thompson.
Recorder John B. Moreton.
Attorney Ogdon Hlles.
Treasurer Frank A. Swenson..
Auditor Rudolph Alff.
Long Term L. D. Martin.
Short Term C. J. Crabtreo.
Long Term E. G. O'Donnoll.
Short Term A. R. Carter.
Long Term John Holley.
3 Short Torm F. S. Fernstrom.
Long Term E. A. Hartensteln.
Short Torm W. J. Tuddenham.
s' Long Term T. R. Black.
i Short Torm M. E. Mulvoy.
t Tho five general officers at tho head
I. of tho ticket are "Americans." Six
H of tho ton councllmon elected aro
I Americans' and four aro Democrats:
1 Holley, Fernstrom, Hartonstoin and
i Since the t Mon everybody has
been tolling how It happened, how It
I was done. Tho Republicans were
stunned at tho first by their defeat,
but they soon regained their courage
and aro taking It philosophically.
There is no doubt that on Saturday
and up to Monday afternoon the Re
publicans had tho lead, but a whole
sale chango took place. Tho opposi
tion to tho "American" party very well
knew that in order to defeat tho "Am
ericans" it was absolutely necessary
that they concentrate on one or tho
other of the two opposing tickets. Tho
Democrats would not yield tb tho Re
publicans and the Republicans would
not yield to tho Democrats. All el!orts
at fusion of any kind proved abortive
and tho third party slipped in between
them. On Saturday it was settled on
what appeared to be a solid basis that
Lynch was the man with whom to dr
feat tho "Americans." On Monday the
Deseret News gavo tho Republicans a
hard roast, denounced them for trying
to obtain church influence and leading
tho Mormons to believe that President
Smith wanted the Republican ticket
elected. Tho News' statement was
emphatic that President Smith was
taking no hand in politics and that
so far as ho was concerned tho peo
ple should vote as they pleased. This
articlo had tho effect of weakening the
Lynch sentiment. The impression, as
was Intended by tho News editors, got
abroad that tho weaker Mormons
would take It as an intimation that
tho church expected them to voto the
Democratic ticket. The Gentiles who
hitherto had stood firmly by tho Re
publican ticket became alarmed feai
Ing that they would bo sold out, and
stampeded to tho "American" ticket.
Tho Mormon Republicans when It be
came evident .about noon, tho way
things were going and that tho Re
publican ticket could not bo electea,
went over in blocks to the Morris
ticket to dofoat tho "Americans," but
It was too late. If the stampedo had
begun a couple of hours earlier tho
Democratic ticket would have been
elected. It was tho good luck of tho
"Americans" that beat both Democrats
and Republicans and saved them tho
There aro several things to bo very
seriously considered by tho Republi
cans who from being, ono year ago,
almost as strong as tho Democrats
and "Americans" combined have fal
len to a bad third. With their strength
they ought to have easily won In spite
of anything tho opposition could havo
done. It is, howovcr, a fact
that almost on tho day tho
permiclous Kearns machino was
smashed, disscnlions in tho
ranks of the successful wing of tho
party that broke tho Kearns machine,
began to arise. Mutterings of discon
tent were heard among thoso who
expected rewards and didn't get them.
Tho talk began that another machino
was being built up Hko the
old Kearns one had been.
This spirit grew, but was not consid
ered formidable, until after election
when It became very apparent that a
great many even of tho Mormon Re
publicans voted the American ticket
In order to administer a rebuko to
what they called the Smoot machine.
More than ono prominent Mormon Re
publican with a following was heard
to say that worso things could hap
pen than tho election of tho "Amer
ican" ticket. Since the election more
of such people havo said that they
voted for tho "Americans," and others
who stood by their party to tho extent
of voting tho Republican ticket say
they aro glad that tho "Americans"
won. In ono of the voting districts
of tho First ward there are only 50
Gentiles, but that district gavo 1G0
straight votes for tho "Americans,"
showing conclusively that at least ono
hundred Mormons in that little dis
trict had voted tho "American"
ticket. This and other things show
that tho discontent in tho Republican
ranks was greater than was supposed.
No party, no onterprlso of any kind
can accomplish anything without lead
ers. In politics It Is difficult to draw
the lino whero legitimate leadership
ends and bossism begins. Tho pres
ent leaders may or may not have
overstepped that line. It Is equally
true that tho malcontents have done
very, very, little for tho party except
hold office or try to hold office. They
havo neither given timo or monoy to
build it up while thoso thoy critizlso
havo given both. Thero is ono thing,
however, absolutely certain that some
thing will havo to ho done to harmon
ize tho different factions of tho party.
Now looking to tho future. Next
year there will bo a state election.
Member of congress, members of tho '1
legislature and county officers aro to !
bo elected. Tho "American" party
Hushed with victory In Salt Lake will
spread over tho state. Next year
thoy might elect tho county tlckots
in Salt Lake county and several oth
er counties, they might elect the on- '
tiro members of tho legislature In this j
and other counties. What is tho op
position, tho Republicans and Demo-
crats going to do to stop them? With '(
two tickets In tho field against thorn
thoy carried tho city a few days ago.
Next year thoy will havo tho ontlro '
city under their control which means )
a great deal. Aro wo going back to
tho condition of Liberals and Peoplo's j
pnrty which wo thought wo had loft ;
behind a dozen years ago? Aro wo
going back to It now at a timo when '
It Is less needed than at any other j ,
time In the history of tho state? I
These aro most important matters to a
bo considered In tho not Yery distant k'
ANOTHER PREACHER PLAGIAR- J
1ST WHO IS A PARTNER OF f
It looks as If Rov. J. Wesley Hill, I
formerly of this city, bit off a larger 1
pleco than ho could masticato when I .
ho tackled Rov. Silas C. Swallow, Pro
hlbltlon candidate for tho presidency
at tho last election. A synopsis of L
tho excoriating given Rov. J. Wesley j
appears in tho Scrlpps dispatches in
tho State Journal a fow days ago.
Now comes tho eastern papers with
a full account of tho affair, which Is i
mighty Interesting reading to tho peo
ple In Ogdon who know J. Wesley
when ho was hero. Of him Dr. Swal
"Rov. Dr. J. W. Hill got his degree
of D. D. by deception of some one. Ho
fraternized with state thieves while
ho lived In Harrlsburg; personally
profited thereby and entered Into col
lusion with them to mob tho man who
exposed their stealings, though the
mob failed to materialize, owing to the
intended victim's many friends. Most
of tho sermons preached by him In
Harrlsburg were stolen In whole or In
part. Most of them wero pieces ot
patchwork made up from any and
every sourco verbatim. He stole most I
of his lectures on Lincoln from Bish
op Fowler, tho man who protects and ,'r
promotes him. Ho was detected by a j '
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