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4 THE WESTERN WEEKLY
I THE WESTERN WEEKLY
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M J. II. GAnnETT, Mnnnccr PAULEY I. JENSON, Editor
m Entered June 10, 1003, at Salt Lake City, Ulnli, nn nccoutl-cInN matter.
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This will be the last issue of this publication as a weekly periodi-
cal. Beginning with our next number, which will"appear about
Thanksgiving day, it will bb issued as a magazine entitled The West-
em Monthly. The pages of this magazine will contain the best in
Western literature, fiction, short stories, prose, verse and special arti-
cles, and will exploit the material and natural resources, industries and
enterprises of this country. It will be profusely illustrated, and a num
H ber of the most distinguished names in the field of letters will be
H among the editors and contributors to The Western Monthly. The
publishers of this journal have for a long time felt that there is a
promising field for a monthly magazine that would reflect the culture,
progress and advancement of the inter-mountain country, dedicated
and devoted to upbuilding and develbping the unsurpassed and limit
H less interests pertaining to the broad and ever-expanding West.
H ELECTION OVER, TAFT IS PRESIDENT.
Well, the election is over and this world moves on in very much
the same manner that it did the day before election. We are notnum
H bered among those who conceived that there would be a calamity or a
catastrophe if any one set of candidates were not elected to office. The
H election returns show that the majority of people of the nation voted
for Wm. H. Taft for president and we arc confident that they did that
H thing which was for the best good of the nation, and in any demo
H cratic cbmmtinity the will of the majority is supreme and therefore
H everyone should be satisfied that that which is for the best good of
the majority will be done.
Not so very long ago there prevailed a great sentiment in the
H world that every nation should be a republic, but in later years less has
been said on this subject and less has been done in the way of creating
sentiment for democracies or republics in the usual meaning of the
Jcrm. Just a few short months ago the country of Norway served ofri-
cial notice on her king that his services were no longer required and
that he was dismissed. Naturally we would have reasoned that those
people who thus discharged their king were democratic, were indc-
pendent, were liberty loving and desired a more free government, all
of which is true, but they did not elect a president, they elected a
king. There were many reasons for their doing this, but probably
the most potent of all was that the people of Norway, like tlie
people of the world generally who think and act, know that hitman
pi-ogress does not depend very much on whether a king, a czar, an em-
pcror or a president rules, but that the sole and final solution of the
problems of the human race rest with the individual and collective cf-
forts of the body politic. The men who work by brain and brawn arc
the ones to build up and shape the destinies of every community. It
is necessary that some official and executive head should preside over i
the details of these communities but the mere matter of his title is an
"insignificant affair after all. The head of a nation is vcrv much like the
man who is the official judge or adjudicator in any affair, the success
or the faiittre of the undertaking docs not necessarily depend upon his
approbation or disapproval ; he merely expresses his opinion ; in other
words the executive head of any country, nation or people may likely
be properly described in saying that he is the chief who occupies the
reviewing stand in the grand parade of human progress. All the eo-
nomic bodies and organizations of the workers, of the toilers, of the
producers pass by his stand to be reviewed, but it makes little differ-
ence to the magnificent procession of wealth and property creators
this ceaseless and endless parade of the industrial producing forces
whether the reviewing officer hisses or applauds ; the procession pro-
ceeds and will continue to proceed and eventually undreamed of
heights of development, efficiency and proficiency will be achieved.
William Howard Taft is elected President of the United States
and will be the reviewing officer of the wonderful pageant of American
human progress for the next four years. All honor to William Howard
MASTERFUL POLITICAL MANAGEMENT. I
Now that the election is all over we can afford to be magnani
mous with those who are defeated and we can also survey with a crit
ical eye the field.
Some say that the American party has received its death-blow and
will never again be a potent factor in local politics. Others again
maintain that it is merely a temporary defeat and that the principles y
for which that party stand will eventually 6e vindicated and iri- I
Of course the man who belongs to that class of burdensome an- !
noyers, known as the "I told you so" league, is busy telling how it all (
happened, but post-election explanations are largely a waste of energy.
The Americans may maintain that because it was a presidential
year many of their voters cast their ballot for the entire Republican
ticket because they did not know how to scratch. Some say that the J
campaign conducted by their official organ was at fault and that the '
radical remarks of former Senator Frank J. Cannon and others con
tributed largely to the party's undoing.
We do not pretend to give any definite reason or account for the i
Taft landslide in the nation or in this state, but we will make this ob- ,
servation that never before was a campaign conducted in Salt Lake Btt
County with anything like the careful attention to details that Mr. J. 1
U. Eldrcdge, Jr., chairman of the Republican committee, gave this B
canvass. He never overlooked a point; there was no stone left un-
turned if the turning of it would aid in achieving victory. His organi-
zation was perfect and when election day came he put on a front to
the opposing parties that was absolutely invulnerable and invincible.
Certainly he was not handicapped by the lack of funds ; in fact, when j
"Jody" Eldredge runs a campaign he insists on being given full lee- (
way and being amply supplied with the sinews of war, then he does i
the rest. I
Ills tactful and perfect campaign stood out in bold relief when
compared with the lax methods employed by the other two parties.
The American party campaign was managed by a man who was a
novice in the game of politics, he was gaining experience, all of which
is essential but rather expensive while you are achieving it. j
Mr. Ben T. Lloyd, the Democratc chairman, is an old veteran in 1
the game, but he was materially hampered and handicapped by know
ing in advance that his party would lose and also by having no money
at his disposal, so that accounts for his absolute lack of organization
on election day ; his forces were completely demoralized.
MAKE HIM SENATOR. J
Three times this gifted orator, this splendid specimen of American f
manhood, this matchless orator, and peerless leader has headed a
great party in the United States and three times he has been over
whelmingly defeated for the office of president of the United States, ''
and probably it is better so, but at that, the greatest work of God is a '
noble and honest man and William Jennings Bryan is that in every WO
sense of the word.
In the history of this Republic there have been .limes when men J
who have served as president of the Nation have aftdMboredK
for the country in the halls of congress, in the senate aHntheliouse.
From the returns it would seem that Nebraska has gone Democratic.
If that is the case, no greater thing could that state do than elect Mr.
Bryan United States Senator. By virtue of his magnificent training,
his wide experience, his unusual ability and his native honesty he.
would be of invaluable service to this nation in the halls of its highest
It was a Taft landslide that swept the country and it is a fairly ' ;
good indication that Utah is in harmony with the sentiment of the
nation, when her voters became infected to the degree they did. f
Now let us all get together and work for the upbuilding and dc-
velopinent of this western country. We have decided wha are to draw
the salaries in our state, county and city offices for the next few years,
so let us proceed to our work of developing the untold wealth and re- s
sources of God's treasureland, the West. 1
A wise little school boy appeared at school one morning and told
the teacher: "Taitcher, me sister lies the measles." "Well, that's too
bad, you must stay at home until she entirely recovers," instructed
the teacher. After the boy had gleefully gone away, a companion said : '
"Teacher, Jimmy Dolan's sister, wots got de measles, lives in Oamha."
A great demonstration took place in Salt Lake City over the re- y-f j
suit of the election, it seemed like the entire population of the town
turned out and the youngster with his horn and other nuisances was
much in evidence. Bonfires were made and all formality and restraint i
thrown to the winds. The demonstration continued until the early