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! TRUTH s
out in the end and if defeat comes
I occasionally it won't leave that bad
ta'ste in the mouths of those defeated
as it seems to have done in the recent
T V Respectfully yours,
Salt Lake, November 14, 1907.
It's very easy to make out on the
I most reasonable grounds why Dr.
Plummcr did not get 500 of the 5000
votes cast after 3. p. m. There was
a strong desire among a large sec
tion of the community to defeat the
"American" party. It was and is
recognized as a party of graft with
out any right principles worthy of
T respect or emulation. For weeks be
fore the election the members of the
parties opposed to the "Americans,"
knowing that no political principle
was involved in a mere municipal
election were trying to determine in
their minds whether Plummer or
Mr. Morris was the most available
candidate with which we defeat the
"Americans." Many Gentiles held to
the opinion that the Mormons would
ignore everything and vote for Mr.
Morris solely and only because he
was a Mormon. The 5000 voters who
held back wanted some indication as
to whether Morris or Plummcr was
the stronger. The Descret News
came out at 3 o'clock with an article
stating in the most unequivocal
terms hat Morris was the stronger,
that he was even drawing votes from
I the "Americans" in the business dist
rict. All of which was false, but the
waiting crowd took the cue and the
News article was used for all it was
worth by the Morris supporters and
by the gamblers who had bet their
money on Mtarris. The waiting vot
ers were stampeded, and poured in
their votes for Morris. We don't
believe the church had anything to
do with it and if the Mormon people
arc such weak imbeciles as to be led
around by the nose by anybody as-
Isuming speak for God Almighty,
they di serve no better than to be
held in bondage.
We said the election result could
not have occurred anywhere but in
Utah. That we think is true. Nb
place in the world could a party
X, founded on such principles as the
"American," managed by such men
and with such a record exist for a
month. And no where but in Utah,
that we know of would the opposition
to the so-called "American" party
play the fool as the opposition did
right here in Salt Lake City.
Although retired to private life,
David B. Hill manages to get into a
line of law practice that causes some
, of the conspicuous financiers to
A. Oklahoma's new constitution ap-
1 K pears to have been adopted accord-
jj ing to official figures, by 108,000 ma-
, jority. This goes to show Mr. Taft
T how contrary people can be some
FORGOTTEN STAGE LINES.
Ask That Man!
The recollection of forgotten lines,
and the more or less dire conse
quences, never fades, though the
name of the play itself may escape
entirely from memory.
We were doing a piece, among
these forgotten ones, and the climax
came in a courtroom scene. At that
point everything was supposed to go
with a snap to sustain the tense ex
citement of the action.
The judge was none too certain of
his lines, but on some papers before
him were written his cues. The chief
witness, less fortunate in available
resource, was new to the part, and
stood, book in hand, in the wings,
frantically trying to memorize her
part. Her cue came and went, but
she was studying too intently to hear
it. Taking her by the shoulders, the
stage-manager pushed her on.
"What do you know of this case?"
asked the judge severely.
Blinking in the sudden light of the
stage, she looked at him and then at
the rest of us, trying to hide the play
book, that she had brought on with
her, in the folds of her gown.
"Speak, woman," he began again.
"What do you know of this case?"
"Ask that man!" she exclaimed
suddenly, pointing to a "super," who
stood with a halberd held three in
ches in front of his nose.
A chill shook us. The man hadn't
a line to say. The judge fumbled at
his papers excitedly. Perhaps., he
and the star witness had missed con
nections. "What do you know of this case?"
He thundered it that time, for he had
found out that he was in the right.
There she stood, the rest of us
paralyzed, and piped 011, "Ask that
"That man," not knowing what
might come next, fled through the
The stage-manager, in a frenzy
meanwhile, and trying to prompt her,
ordered the curtain rung down.
Another time we had a woman in
the cast whose composure was al
most as disconcerting as had been
the other's fatal gift of invention.
I had played the piece many times,
and thought I had given her the cue.
But I hadn't, and there she stood sil
ent, calmy eying me.
"Why don't you speak?" I asked,
pretending a vivacious interest in what
might come next.
"I will," she said, quite matter of
fact, "when you give mc the cue."
I did, and ahead she went, when
the audience quieted.
In Madame San's Gene, one night, we
had two new people in the cast. The
man was an actor of note, who did
not know his lines, and the woman a
veteran, who was shaky in hers.
To help the man in his long
speeches, some one was hid behind
the sofa on the stage to' act as prom
pter. All was going finely when she
forgot what she was expected to say.
Thinking to help things, the prompter
gave her the lines. She didn't hear,
but the actor did.
"That isn't mine!" he called.
Again the prompter repeated them,
this time louder.
"You fool you, you know that isn't
mine!" he called in desperation. "But
I'll say it, any way!"
And he did. When the woman heard
her speech, a sudden light dawned in
her face. Rcpeatin.g it after him she
added, with emphasis, "As you just
said," and went glibly ahead, saving
the day for them both.
Z. C. M. 1.1 I
SILK SALE I
Black Taffeta Silk I
from our regular stock that sells, H
$1.25 and $1.50 a yard, Monday, M
November 18, and week,
$1.00 ix Yard I
ings and Insertions '
Swisses, Nainsook and Cambric , M
stripes from 3 to 6j4 yards long, M
Monday and week, I U
Half Price I
Corset Cover Em-
up to 50c. values. Monday and H
week, a yard 2gc. '
Our Drug Store Is at 112-114 S. Mtvln H
The heavy expenses of the peace M
conference might also serve as an H
excuse for putting off the revision of H
the tariff. '
That was a great fight the Aggies H
made against the U. of U. football II
team. The score of 10 to o, docs not H
half tell the story. 1H
Rooscvelta, Louisiana, may get it H
letter from the White House on the H
subject of simplified spelling. The H
idea of adding an "a" or anything H
Mr. Roosevelt's tribute to the mcr- H
its of the possum, ought to help check I
the negro movement against him. H
SELIGMAN and BRAMWEtLL, Who present a comedy sketch at the Orpheum next week.