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W 1 8 TRUTH
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B LlSHlNU COMPANY. Salt Lake City, Utah.
H At tho very best tho "American"
H party is an ephemeral thing. It cer-
H talnly can have no pride of ancestry
H with Tom Kcarns as its father and Re-
H vengo as its mother. It can liavo less
H hope of posterity than tho mule. Sup-
H pose that it succeeds in carrying Salt
H Lake county at tho election next
H: Tuesday, (tho supposition is a viola-
H tlon of common slnso) but supposes it
H does, what then? It is still nothing
H in national politics and a cipher in na-
H tlonal affairs. Two years hence there
H will bo a national election. A pres-
H ident for tho United States will bo
H elected. In that momentus and nli
H Important events whero will the
H Kearns-Amcrican party stand? Will
Hi it have any standing anywhere? Will
H thero be an inch of soil on tho wliolo
H earth on which It can plant Itself and
H exclaim that its foot is on Its native
H heath and its name is Kcarns?
H The, republicans, tho democrats, tho
M socialists, tho laborites, which com-
B pose tho heterogeneous mass of the
H "American" party, will of necessity
H disintegrate and, attracted by their
H various political lodcstoncs, fly
M to tholr various parties. Whore
H then will bo tho Kearns
H party? Even If the party had been
H established on what its founder calls
H "high principles" it could not survive
M Founded on falsehood, hate and ro-
M vengo composed to a large extent of
m "grafters," disappointed aspirants for
M office and time-servers, cemented to-
M gether by tho cohesion of official
M plunder what can becomo of it? Any
B fool can answer. It will go down to,
H In Its case, kind oblivion. If it falls
m to curry . this election, its descent
1 into Letho's'jflood will bo Uw sooner
and tho Ignomy of its founders and
promoters tho less.
This is tho last lntcrnlcenc light In
Utah. Whether It terminates en Tues
day of two years hence It is tho final
and henceforth wo shall have peace.
Neighbors and friends and relatives
will no longer war against each other.
Wo shall have peace, and bo as the
rest of tho nation.
Wo are at a loss to discern why
so many newspapers and so many In
dividuals aro and have been so anx
ious for tho death of Mrs. Eddy, the
founder of tho Christian Science
church. Mrs. Eddy Is now border.ng
on four score and ten years. She
lias done an incalculable amount of
good in her long life. She has harmed
no one. Sho desires to do good and
has done good to those who have
slandered her and despltofully used
her. If sho has discovered and put in
to practlco tho most delightful reli
gious system, (If a sound system),
ever known on this earth and it has
been demonstrated that there is at
least some truth and soundness in It,
a system which is of benefit to all
people, why should thoso people whom
It would benefit try to tear it down?
Why nro they so anxious for tho death
or tho "passing out" of ono who has
never done them aught but good, ono
whose theories, If fully established
and put into practice, would bring
them happiness, contentment and
peace? If Mrs. Eddy can live forever
and teach others how to llvo forever,
or thinks sho can why should her de
tractors object? Why should sho not
bo helped in her most laudable desires
and alms? Why should sho not be
nsslstcd in her work of mercy and
love towards all humanity? Wo are
not Christian Scientists, perhap3 be
cause wo don't know enough to uo
Christian Scientists, but wo hope this
estiniablo old lady may llvo forever
and that her benign theories and prac
tices may become universal.
Truth docs not wish to beast of Its
achievements, but It Is stating no
moro than tho fact to say that Truth
many times published all and more
than nil that Senators Snioot and
Sutnerlnnd said In uielr speeches at
the theatre regarding tho duplicity
and Insincerity of ex-Senator Kearns.
Peoplo aixs again discussing how
ex-Senator Kearns came to be elect
ed to tho United States senate.
Truth has told tho story many times.
It may bo all summed up in a few
words. Ho worked tho Mormon mem
bers of tho legislature who voted for
him by the church Influence exer
clsed by President Snow and as many
of tho Gentile votes as ho needed ho
bought for money. President Snow
was Induced to help Kearns by tho
promise that tho Tribune would quit
fighting tho Mormons. It not only
did so for a time, but becamo a dis
gusting Mormon sycophant and would
have remained so It tho Mormons had
re-elected Mr. Kearns to the United
States senate. That's tho whole story
in a nutshell.
PEET KEEPS UP THE WORK.
The following is from tho Wilkes
Barre, Pa., Nows of October 27:
Evidently unwilling to face the rep
representatlvo of tho business men of
Salt Lake City and other places in
Utah, T. C. lllff, a well-known clergy
man, who lectured at the Central M.
E. church last night, took precautions
to have V. S. Peet, tho representative
in question, denied tho right to ask
questions or to be heard in any form.
Dr. lllff has been lnctnrlnir In vnrlnus
sections of tho country on Ulah and
Mormonlsm. Ho declares that tho
state is tho Black Holo of the Moral
Calcutta and that the fact of Mor
mons being allowed to llvo thero
makes it a plague spot and n menace
to tho United States government. To
such an extent has this been spread
throughout the country by Dr. lllff and
others that tho business men of Utah
wero compelled to tako action in the
matter and send a representative
throughout tho country to correct tho
impressions ho made.
Mr. Peet, tho representative, Is a
Methodist. Ho never was a member
of tho Mormon church and has noth
ing In common whatever with Mor
monlsm. Ho is a native of Pennsylva
nia and has been in business In this
city and a married daughter resides
hero now. Tho men ho represents In
the main aro not Mormons as tho ma
jorlty of business men In Salt Lake
City aro not of that faith. Tho samo
condition prevails with respect to the
railroad officials. Tho pastors of tho
Congregatlonallst, Episcopalian, no
man Catholic, Unitarian and Christian
Science churches and members of tho
Y. M. C. A. and Salvation Army in
Salt Lako City do not countenance any
anti-Mormon agitation which will in
jure tho stato of Utah.
Mr. Peet went to tho Central M. E.
church last night for the purpose of
making certain offers to Dr. lllff re
specting tho truth of his statements
concerning the state of Utah. The of
fers in question submitted are:
If Dr. lllff, or any ono else can
prove by testimony that would bo ac
cepted in a Wllkes-Barre court of jus
tice, or any other court of justice in
tho United States, that thero has been
ono plural marriage performed or
sanctioned by tho Mormon church
since September 30, 1890, 1 will donate
$1,000 to tho Sons of Veterans of
Or if Dr. T. C. lllff, or any ono else,
can show by tho samo proof that Jo
soph P. Smith, or tho Mormon church,
as a church, has dominated, or Inter
fered with in any way, tho political
actions of any individual or party, I
will donato $1,000 to tho Grand Army
of tho Republic of Wllkes-Barre, Pa.
If Dr. T. C. lllff, or any ono else, can
show that polygamy is increasing In
Utah and speardlng to tho adjacent
states and territories, I will donate
$1,000 to the Women's Relief Corps of
If Dr. T. C. lllff, or any ono else, can
show that tho Mountain Meadow Mas
sacre was ordered, sanctioned or con
doned by Brlgham Young, tho Mormon
church, or tho head officers of the Mor
mon church, I will donato $1,000 to tho
United Order of Junior Mechanics of
If Dr. lllff or any ono else can show
that Utah or tho Mormon church has
broken its covenant with tho United
States government to obtain statehood,
1 will donate $1,000 to the Sons of Vet
erans of Wllkes-Barre, Pa.
Theso rewards aro guaranteed by
tho Hon. C. E. Loose, stato senator and
Republican national committeeman of
Utah. Also by William H. Capwell,
editor of tho Dallas Post, Dallas, Pa.
Theso rewards were offered Dr. Illft
In 1905, in Wilkes-Barro, Pa. Instead
of trying to obtain theso rowards as ho
should, ho Is still repeating tho samo '
old falsehood In tho same old way. By
his falsehoods ho has desecrated this,
tho Methodist pulpit, and brought re
proach on tho Methodists of Wilkes- ,.4
Barre. Ho has used tho Grand Army '1
of the Republic, tho Sons of Veterans,
and other kindred societies of Wilkes- I
Barre, to advertise him so that the
peoplo of Wilkes-Barro could be graft- C
Mr. Peet read but two resolutions, 1
when tho congregation commenced to
sing and drowned his voice. Dr. lllff w-
said during his sermon that ho resided
in Utah from 1870 to 1900. Ho knew'
Brlgham Young and led tho move
ment in opposition to tho seating of
Brlgham H. Roberts, tho polygamlst,
in congress. Ho Is well acquainted
with Reed Smoot, the apostle, and
went into detail on tho different lead
ers of tho Mormons. Ho commenced
with Brlgham Young, who started with
a band of 144 and was soon followed
by 100 and then 100,000. Young1 had
40 wives. Joseph Smith, another lead
er, gathered his peoplo together and
said: "This shall bo our sample stato
and I will hold it and call it Zion." In 4.
a short time, however, he and his band
landed in prison and later were killed.
Dr. lllff claims the reason for tho
Mormons' mighty growth and power
was on account of their organization,
stating Mormonlsm has cost tho gov
ernment In Investigations $100,000. Ho
snid $4,000,000 had been spent to break
up Mormonlsm, which should not bo
and though a law has been passed and
signed by the president that a Mormon
was entitled to ono wlfo only, many
refused to sign such and so landed in
Mr. Peet claims that Dr. lllff ma
ligns tho stato of Utah. Ho says that
as a Christian and citizen ho believes
it to bo unfair for any person to abuse
a sister state of this union and de
clare tho people are guilty of treason
without allowing tho other side to bo
heard. Many people in tho church do.
sired to hear Mr. Peet, but were not
allowed that privilege and the state
ments made regarding Utah went unanswered.
AMERICANS AND FAIR PLAY.
A predominating characteristic of
American peoplo is their love or fair
play. Under tho excitement of news
paper stories, however improbable,
they will hoot and hound and devil a
man almost to tho death. They are
energetic and often severe. But down
m their hearts they want every man
to have a square deal. So, when they
get an intimation that tholr pursuit
of anybody has been a mistake, they
swing around to right tho wrong, and
go at it with a vim.
This is becoming evident in the
Reed Smoot matter, as exemplified by
tho great audience at the Salt Lake
theatro on Tuesday evening last Sen
ator Smoot is not a great orator; but y
he is an Impressive speaker in that ho
convinces peoplo that ho is telling tho
truth. His address in tho theatre
brought out a strong feeling in tne' ft"
minds of his hearers that in all this
contest with tho Kearns gang, Smoot
and his friends have been victims of
gross injustice, through misrepresen
tation. Smoot's statement of that con
test is tho undoubted truth.
Now comes tho wino of vindication
for Smoot. Already, peoplo who have
been vehement heretofore in denounc
ing him aro demanding that he be-'
given fair play, and are pointing out
that It is time tho grossly unjust at
tack that has been persisted in so long
should not only cease, but that thoso
who made It should bo punished. .
Things certainly begin to look as ' m
though tho American peoplo generally "
aro starting out in a demand that
Senator Smoot bo given a fair deal, '
and that this unholy, un-American
fight against him bo called off.