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THE WESTERN WEEKLY 5 I
J World Events For the Week I
j THURSDAY, AUGUST 20.
Raymond Robbins, a Democratic national spellbinder, addressed
a large gathering of Democrats at Saltair.
Bryan starts on a short speaking tour in the eastern states.
Six children, aged from six months to six years, burned to death
in Palousc, Washington.
Gov. Johnson of Minnesota announces that he will accept the
Democratic nomination for governor.
The government will commence condemnation proceedings
against certain ground around the Federal building in Salt Lake, for
the purpose of acquiring more land to enlarge the building.
I The Utah Methodists gather in session in Ogden.
Salt Lake Eagles return from Seattle convention. The drill team
captured third prize.
Three thousand American marines take part in parade in their
honor in Sydney, N. S. W.
'A Mr. Taft will likely soon take the stump.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21.
In an address delivered at Hot Springs, Ark., Mr. Taft said : "The
people have ruled through the Republican party."
Six additional indictments were returned by the grand jury sitting
in session in Springfield, 111., against some of the recent rioters.
A Jewish family exterminated by Russians in the village of Ymrie
vka, in Yekaterinoslav province.
, , A squad of thirty-two soldiers assault and outrage a young woman
at Camp Crawford, Wyo. Twenty-six of them have been captured.
Gov. Haskell of Oklahoma, treasurer of Democratic national com
mittee, states that funds arc coming in in fair amounts.
William J. Bryan delivers an address to an immense audience at
Des Moines, la.
Jos. A. Silver and Lon J. Haddock of Salt Lake will go to
Louisville, Ky., to look into the matter of 'bringing a new $150,000
steel plant to Salt Lake City.
It is expected that woolgrowers from Idaho, Montana, Wyoming,
Utah and Nevada will gather at the meeting of woolgrowers to be
held in Armory hall, Salt Lake City, Aug. 25.
Senator Reed Smoot will arrive in Utah from his European trip
, about September 1st.
In the contention for boundary lines between San Pete and Juab
counties, State Engineer Tanner decides in favor of San Pete.
Methodists in session in Ogden go on record as in favor of the
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22.
Nathan Oaks Murphy, former governor of Arizona, died suddenly
in San Diego, Calif.
Mr. Taft declared that if elected his first effort will be that of
Weber county Republican convention will be held in Ogden,
Provo will have big celebration on Labor day, September 7th.
Cache county will hold its Republican county primaries August
Robert Eyer, 22, years of age, heir to $2,000,000 steals a $3,100
touring automobile to sell to pay off a girl who had sued him for
breach of promise. He wanted to marry another girl.
Izzet Pasha is now living in London, in concealment.
The Injunction Reform League, composed of labor leaders and
nembers, was organized in Chicago.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23.
jj- Fire has been raging in Constantinople for a number of hours,
1,500 houses have been destroyed.
A number of prominent Italians of Salt Lake met and organized a
club, having for its purpose to bring the former citizens of Italy into
Mayor Cook and Sheriff Smalley of Cheyenne, Wyo., put an end
to gambling in that city. A
A new telegraphic invention exhibited in London, transmits 4(000
i Avords an hour.
Cuba seeks public ownership. The island, it is now believed, is
able to care for itself and capable of self-government.
It is now announced that English capital has been enlisted for the
purpose of completing the Moffat road from Denver to Salt Lake.
MONDAY, AUGUST 24.
- A lone highwayman holds up twelve stages in Yellowstone Park.
He secures $2,000 in cash, $10,000 in valuables and several thousands
I Two thugs hold up a woman in New York, and after robbing her
they throw her under the wheels of an approaching trolley, where she
' is ground to pieces.
L. P. Judd, clerk of Salt Lake board of education, returns from I
the East and states that Salt Lake schools arc conducted as efficiently I
and cheaply as any in the East. I
W. L. Fitzgerald named as assistant chief of the Salt Lake ire fl
An application is filed with the state engineer for 100,000 acres of fl
land which will be redeemed. fl
The conference of Utah Methodists which has been in session in fl
Ogden adjourned. fl
Summit count)' convention will be held in Coalville, September 3. fl
Baron Speck Von Sternberg died at Heidelberg, Germany. I
Quite a number of termed "Taft Clubs' 'arc springing up all over fl
the state of Utah. Ostensibly of Republican birth, some of them, it fl
seems, were conceived with a spirit of disloyalty to the so-called dom- fl
inating "bosses" now said to be in control of the Republican machine B
in the state of Utah. In other words, some of the progenitors of the fl
new clubs have thinly masked their intentions under the name as- fl
Mimed, declaring that it is merely an armor plate of protection to shield fl
the independents in the Republican party. Such assumption on the H
part of. their people may be wrong, but judging from the results so fl
far attained, the report must be true. What is expected to be gained fl
is not at this time apparent. Some of the clubs arc going to have can- I
didates; they are going to break slates and crack skulls; they are B
going to compel the erstwhile high and mighty "bosses" to crawl in fl
the mud of fallen mightiness and kowtow to the new power that has B
l iscn. Such moves may be good public policy, but they do not always B
indicate, good judgment. As a friend said to an Irishman, who was B
toiling laboriously up a hill, struggling with a load of wood, swearing B
and complaining: "Pat, suppose the top of the hill were Heaven. B
Would you expect to get there, blaspheming as you do, kicking up the fl
fuss you are?" "Oi dunno whether I'd get there," replied Pat, "but I'd H
raise a of a rumpus trying." It seems that the Taft clubs are B
raising a rumpus all right, but whether they will get there or not seems B
to be the question. B
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25. B
John W. Kern is formally notified of his nomination to the vice- I
presidency on the Democratic ticket. He makes a lengthy speech on B
A lone highwayman holds up the Cody-Meetcetse stage near fl
Cody, Wyoming, and gets $1,500 from the passengers. He may be the fl
same bandit that held up the Yellowstone coaches the day before. I
Ferdinand Pinney Earlc, an artist, who some time ago created H
something of a sensation by leaving his wife and child in order to H
live with his soul affinity was lodged in jail today charged with b'eat- fl
ing his affinity, which goes to show that affinities do not always affine. fl
The residents of the west side district of Salt Lake City arc H
making contributions to carry on the protest against having the red- fl
light district moved to the west side. H
A movement is on foot to have the next G. A. R. encampment fl
convene in this city. fl
Someone has stolen eleven thousand pounds of lead pipe from the fl
Water Works department. A thorough investigation is to be made by fl
Water Master Thomas Hobday. fl
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26. I
More than twenty lives were lost and enormous damage was done H
to property by floods that are prevailing in western South Carolina B
and in eastern Georgia. I
Efforts are being made by the New York Stock Exchange mem- I
bers to rid Wall Street of its undesirable clement, that is, those who I
speculate beyond their ability to make good.
Tony Pastor, the dean of American Music Halls, died to-night at I
10 o'clock. I
Bandit who held up Yellowstone Park stage has returned the I
pocketbook that he took from Mr. Jos. Gcoghegan. I
Wm. R. Hearst offers another cup to the Irrigation Congress to- I
be given to the State furnishing the best exhibit. It will be remem- I
bcred that the last trophy given by the Irrigation Congress was won I
by Utah and is to be seen in the Commercial Club. ;
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27. !
James Pitt, brother of Chief of Police Pitt of this city committed I
Miicide at Goldfield by shooting. M
A movement is on foot to have Salt Lake City adopt the Des
Moines plan of civic government. This plan has been said to be su- M
perior even to the Galveston plan. I
Wm. J. Bryan is busy making campaign speeches, he announces M
a plan for guaranteeing the deposits in National banks. fl
Denver policemen in a fit of infuriation attempt to lynch a prisb- H
ner who had shot a fellow policeman. H