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Hj ; PAGE TWO THE SAXJ LATCF, TJHBITNE. THUBSPAY MOB-SING, SEFTEMBEBiJ I-1 - il :;! candidates receiving thlrty-flvo votes d 'If against seven. Tc9t Oath hi Idaho. 1 Theso seven Gentile Democrats went a with us over to Mnlad and organized a ,"B new parly and placed a test oath in itu ,8 Constitution, and carried the county an. 8 disfranchised the Mormons, and rcdccmei Hie Territory. That teat oath 13 now 1 '1 tlio Constitution of Idaho. It Is a part ol , It. I had the plensurc, and It wan one of 1 1 ' ! the greatest In my life, of taking the Coll ar :illtutlon as a delegate to Washington .' '! from Idaho and asking Congrcsa to nd f mlt us. They snld. "Wo cannot do It i "ill with this tost oath. vou must tnko It out " I was a young man and ra.slu ' ;i Admitted With Test Oath In. c ;jU I know now, from politicians In Utah . j and Idaho, that If I had bcon a wily poll ' u tlclan I would havo accoded. But I said: : "No. Vou can keep us out of Statehood ,. for forty years If you desire. No Terrl .!' (cry can come Into the Union without the !:i consent of Congress, but you cannot take D,f up Into tho Union "With a Constitution 'J which our people do not approve of, Our State will go Into the Union with that Ml test oath or we will stay out forever." . ffl Political Manifesto. i Now, after a while came the manifesto ' ;l from the First Presidency of tho Mormon i ihurch, ratliled by the people tvlco In if conference. In which they made pledges 9 . lo the Government of tho United States jjj and to tho people of the 8 United Stales that among other jj ; things thoy would keep out of politics, fit Fight Was Over. ' j All of you recalLlhc sigh of rsllcf which went up all over this mountain country. Uj? "Nh, we were the happiest people the rjj aun ever shone upon anywhere. Tho fight Ml was over We took the Mormons by the I U! hand and said, "Now let us go along side I by side and work out tho great destiny i j helped them t Statehood for Utah. I i j jj gave my personal pledge to the Senate of ' tho United States, At that time I was a 1 ( !(I Republican Senator. Some of the older ol Senators said to me, "Can these people be j 'J trusted ?" I said: "I pledge my honor I.J that they say what they mean." i l? Repealed Test Oath Law. ! We took the test oath out of our laws; ;,T that Is to say, wo repealed the laws on jjt our State book. After having kept the 1 y. Mormons from voting for ten years, gavo i -.j them every privilege, encouraged them In I ! every way and all went smoothly In Utah i l and Idaho for five or six years, but one j by one the laws were repealed rellectlng Iti 0n them, ancl then, two yenrs ago, In our I I 'if campaign appeared Apostle John Henry Q ' Smith and Apostle Cowley to tell the peo- i&y pie what ticket they should vote , 1 'i Not Fighting Mormon People, if , Now, wo arc not making any fight on tho Mormon people. I am not, you aro not. We are making a light for the Mor- , ', mon people. Wo are their friends and I? their best friends, aVid they know It I ! '(;?., wa In Onclda county, where four-fifths ni of the people, I should say, arc Mormons, iv! when these apostles appeared In that I ',;(' county to tell tho people how to vote, I , tfi was to mako a speech and ad dressed an audience as large as this. ', Beaten by Church. After the meeting L had a consultation ' '; with one of the leading Mormons who was r , running for tho Stnto Senate. I snld to him. "Wo are beaten." He said, "Yes." j' I said. "The church Is beating us." Ho said. "These nno:itIp urn liMtlnp " I: k ' and I think I will withdraw our county , , 0 ticket. Now, mind you. T am talking to Mormons If there aro any here. Mind ' you on that Democratic ticket were a ' , great many splendid young Mormons. They had a right to asplro to be Sheriff. Assessor or Recorder; a perfect right as American citizens. They won their noml i(( nations fairly and honestly, but nil of a ' sudden these apostles camo and swept them out and elected the wholo Rcpubll . 1 can ticket, Do you suppose that tno ,t J young Mormon Republicans like It when i, tho apostles take it In hand and elect Democrats? ' Speaking About Idaho. V,, v '', Now In addition to that I am speaking if i. now of Idaho. It Is not our making, It is theirs. There were two signal In ' stances which Inflamed Utah and Idaho. John Henry Smith, an apostle from Utah . i went to the Idnho Legislature and sur fi roptltlously had a resolution passed to H lake tho test oath out of our constitution. Why people who had come Into tho State1 I during tho last ten years did not know that such a statute was on the books It :.. was dormant It was doing no ono any ' ' harm It was not operative, but It can bo operatlce by three lines In Idaho ' These j , three lines say, "No Mormons shall Vote." j '(' No Disfranchisement; ' Now, the people of Idaho do not in h tend to disfranchise the Mormons. They I , huvo not any such intentions, but I wish 1 j. you had a test oath In Utah und about I three-quarters majority of Gentiles. The moment the attention of the people of Idaho was called to the fact that this V attempt was to bo made to take this test ;' oath out of our Constitution they wero J '. sufllclontly aroused, and now the light ii; Is on in Idaho. 1 ;i Great Fight Is On. . L The fight Is on In Utah. The fight Is on , , id In tho United States, and IL will bo fought . out. We were confronted with that In , Idaho. I was confronted with It as a i member of tho Committee on Privileges x r and Elections with Aposllo Reed Smoot I as a Senator of tho United States. I , bupposc you people have a great manv j reasons to give why ho is a Senator of J.'ip United Slates. (From tho audience, , - "On!v one.") " Smoot Obtained Church Consent. ,; , I found out In the Committee on Prlvl .' j leScs and Elections something else which ; vou a probably know. The President of the church was asked If Mr. Smoot had requested his consent to run for the i Lnltcd States Senate, and he said, "Yes." I "Did you give your consent to Mr. , Smoot to run for the United Stales Sen , h nte7 .. A T ,11.1 ' , Did ybu give your consent to anvbodv else to run for the United Stitcs Senate?" 1 A. No; I did not. i'' "You gave your consent, then, to one h nrinT,0 one Party to be a candidate for r, tho United Slates Senate, but to no other I man of any other party." J . A- I did not give my consent to but ono ' man; only one man askod me and that B j, . was Mr, Smoot. 1' Interesting Heading. I '"X Now this Is all In the testimony. I w.-s ' ? 4.dlljK 11 toflay to refresh my memory. ' 11 ,s interesting reading. I read it every I ' oncc 'n while. Some one said. "Sun- f i , V?.1 ,at you (President Smith) had re- I Jt fuse" to give your consent to Mr. Smoot Hl 10 ,ru,n, for the United States Senate, and j I -If nptivlthstandlns he had persisted In run- " Smo'or'"at ;rould have "aliened to Mr. V' "Ho, would have been out of har- I niony with tils yuorum." j ; U What Out of Harmony Means. Hl ;. il 'Ifi' , N'ow, of course, you can readily under- I , P stand that tho Senate committee (I be- 1 ;K lnK the only one from this section of the i , J; H country) did not understand what being I ' P".1 of, harmony with the quorurn meant! v ,! ''t after hearing what happened to )! Moses Thatcher when he got oGt of har- II ''it ZLZi,? fuor,Vm lhB committee un Hf l jf dcrstood pretty well. f i;1" Hierarchy Must Consent. r i !v wovv 'n QytIon to that this testimony f . I v ?'forc. tno Senate commltteo shows by I -I .', those In authority in this church that no , fu n from tho bishops to the. president of u ! j ,!, Lht' church inclusive, even bishops, nrcsl- I ' l Sntn fwlhc stake, the patriarchs, tho I; ' three bishops nnd the twelve apostles ' j ' p. tn,Kc them all, not a slnclo nolltary one ti . '' of thorn can bo a candidate for office !'i .h without first getting tho consent of this !l ,j hierarchy. rij.j Americans Wori't Stand It. l ' . I1 American citizens will not stand It j ''ii They will not stand It anywhere and no i' (!- one resents this more than the young I J,' ambitious Mormons. I know, and you 'i'l',, ltn,?w- becauso they talk to you, and they j' talk to me that they resent It as much ,.J U ns we do, and these business men, theso I 1 gentlemen who want to bo County At- j ., tornej-. and Sheriff, and havo a small 1 ,' ia Job. they resent It, too. And they cannot Hl 1 3, tin(1 UP asahist an nudlcnco like this. 1 4i They cannot stand up against true wo- 1 ;V manhood and true manhood, demanding 1 j1 for this Rocky mountain country tho ''' , ' ! highest type of citizenship. (Loud con- IiUwL tlnuctl applause.) "meeting was , unprecedented s (Continued from paco 1.) lion which greeted Judge Hlles. Bound after round of applause the kind which comes from well-filed lungs and enthusiastic hearts fairly rent the rafters of the building, and broke out afresh at frequent intervals during the Judge's frank and fearless diBCUs slon of local affairs. Welcome to Dubois. No less enthusiastic than the greet ing given Judge Hlles was that accord ed Senator Fred T. Dubois of Idaho, whose presence at the meeting had not been suspected by the majority of the nudlence until he was introduced by the Judge. Senator Dubois simply took the house by storm when he got well launched In the subject on which ex perience In his own State has laught him so much. The storm probably reached its height when Mr. Dubois de clared with all the earnestness at his command that as a member of the .United States Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections he would sec lo it that the question of church oli garchy in the control of State politics was probed to the bottom. After singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" by Mrs. Kate Bridewell Anderson, who was Joined In tho chorus by the entire audience, the report on the commltteo on permanent organization was read by George L. Nye. Audience Cheered the Eeport. When the reading of the report had been concluded It was moved by H. J. Dlnlnny that the report be adopted as read by a rising voto. The motion had s?everal seconds, and when Chairman Hlles put the question the great audi ence simply arose en masse amid deaf ening cheers. "The report of tho committee Is ndopted unanimously," declared the chairman, when he could be heard, and the announcement was followed by more cheers. 12. B. Critchlow, the next speaker, said that he had read in the evening church organ what was Intended to be a humorou9 announcement of what the meeting of the evening was to be that it was to be a roaring farce. Tho End of the "Farce." "If this be but a farce." said the speaker, "and we have seen only the opening, what will the end be?" "There are all kinds of laughter," he continued. "Victor Hugo tolls of a be ing who had been so mutilated that, no matter what grief he felt, what anguish rent his heart, there was always on his countenance n dcmnnlnnl rrln. T wntit to say that if the apostolic editor can .vee a farce In this movement he Is sub ject to the same kind of a grin. I want to snd word to him that not only here, but In the outlying hamlets of this com monwealth, among that apostle's co religionists, some of whom are on po litical tickets In the field this fall, there are those who are hoping and praying that it will prove no farce. And it is no farce. It Is an open, energetic effort of a free people to dlsenslavc them selves. It was started years ago, but now the light has broken in upon the people and they have determined that their shackles shall be unloosed. Let the poor grinning hyena who stands up on his ecclesiastical " Cyclone of Applause. But this was too much for the crowd; the remainder of the sentence was lost in a cyclone of, laughter and applause. Mr. Critchlow then recounted some of Utah's Important history of the last nine or ten years. He declared that those who took part in the Liberal movement were not ashamed of what they did in assisting the people of the State to effect emancipation from their thralldom. Then was recalled the pledges of the leaders of the church that they would no longer attempt to dictate the policies of political parties, the be lief that those pledges were made in good faith and how the promises had been broken with constantly Increasing boldness and disregard for the feelings and rights of those affected by the double dealing. Gathering for Years. "This feeling of resentment against the unfaithfulness of the church lead ers has been gathering force for years," said Mr. Critchlow, "and it is not due to any lack of good faith on our side. They know where the trouble la Has there been no church interference? I could summon almost countlesss wit nesses to prove that there has been. Did I know at which of his several homes he could be found, I would summon Brigham H. Roberts and ask him to say. In 1SD5 Mr. Roberts stood up and defied the priesthood to discipline him for acting as ho pleased in politics. I have always felt that Roberts was then fighting for us, J believe that we fell uown wnen we ianeu to denounce the acts which the Democrats denounced in their reconvened convention. But where Is Brigham Roberts now? He is back in harmony with his quorum, denying that there Is church Interference. Would Ask Thatcher. "If I knew where to find' him I would call upon Moses Thatcher, who was driven broken-hearted from his homo because he dared to Btand up and act as a free man, I would ask him If there was church Interference. "George Sutherland ask him if there Is Interference of the church In State affairs the man who sent word from Washington that the election of Reed Smoot to the Senate would be resented as unwarranted Interference. I could call many who are not with us, but who at heart are in sympathy with us and are remaining outside only because of the loose ties which bind them to this or that political organization. "Until recently there has been no body of men in Utah willing to stand up and denounce these outrageous church methods. You remember that when Roberts was triumphantly elected Mormons and all felt outraged, and yet only three men dared put their names to a protest, and they were laughed at and sneered at as mischief makers and trouble breeders. But right then a shot was fired that was heard around the world, and Roberts came back to re main in our mldsL" President Smith's Slur. Mr. Critchlow then told of the slur cast upon the people of Utah by the head of the Mormon church when he told the world that he and others were permitted to continue in unlawful practices on account of the liberal mindedness of tho people of the State, and of how the people of Utah were fairly shunned by the rest of the world on account of the bad name that had been given them. He told how he felt upon making a trip to the East when the fact was thrust upon him that there are 80,000,000 of people In the United States and that about 79.90OOOO are not members of the dominant church. "We may be comparatively few in numbers," said Mr. Critchlow in con clusion, "but we should remembor that for thirty odd years a little party held forth here against church domination, casting their votes every year ngulnst an overwhelming opposition, and finally winning a glorious victory. We can and should act us a protest until Utah is redeemed. Some say that it la too late to 3tart the movement; that it should have been started years ago. To such I would say, 'Then you must have been feeling for all these years aa we are feeling now you are Just that much ahead ,of us we will make you leaders. Others express tlc fear that It is too early to start the movement, but I be lieve that the time to begin anything of this kind Is when any considerable number of the people are ready to act. First Aid to the Injured. "I am not so particular about when it starts, so that It starts in the right di rection, as I believe It Is, and we are all of one mind about doing something, let us get together and stay together until our friends come in from the out side. Others who have been identified with the various political conventions may go on with the fight, and after the smoke and carnage are all over, and the dead are picked up those who have re ceived the ecclesiastical knife under the fifth rib we will be on the ground to give the first aid to the Injured. "ThJo Is no war against any creed or religious faith, but upon those who have debauched their power and lent it to ignoblo purposes, let us wage everlast ing warfare." Judge McDowell Talks. Uliuu klUiliUKI illLUUIVt,!!, lilt; liiai. speaker of the evening, declared that the moement was not for the benefit of any politician, that ho had never sought an office and had never been tied up with any office seeker. "I havo been a Liberal all these years," said the Judge, "and am one yet"; and the an nouncement was received with great applause. The Judge then explained that he was not In favor of disbanding the old Liberal party, having had no faith In the ecclesiastical pledges which wt-re made. "I never have at tacked the Mormon people," he said; "some of them are among the best peo ple in the State. But we must fight church domination. There Is no use of talking about whether there Is church domination. Actions speaklouder than words; results show what Is done. And there Is not only political dominance, but dominance In business, aa well. In the early days policemen were placed at the doors of Gentile tradesmen to warn the people to not trade with them. This Is not done In the same way now, but the order is sent out to not deal with 'our enemies,' and the same result Is effected. Time Past for Temporizing. "The time has past for temporizing with this evil. Tho time has come for the expression of opinion for action. This splendid audience Is a satisfactory evidence to mv mlnH thnf ih mri. ment is well under way. There are many in sympathy with us who are not here. Call them In and do your work. We cannot expect to elect a full ticket this year, but we can at least make our protest heard." Following the address of Judge Mc Dowell the band again played "America" to the accompaniment of cheers, and the meeting was dismissed. The crowd, however, appeared loath to leave, many remaining in the building for some minutes to discuss the move-' ment of the hour with neighbors and friends. Political Notes. When Held'3 band appeared on the streets In the business section of the city Wednesday noon, playing patriotic tunes, rollowed by boys carrying banners pro testing against church Interference, and Inviting supporters of tho new movement to tho theater, a distinct sensation was created. Not that large crowds were at tracted, but the music and beautiful United States Hag and the suggestive ban ners started all kinds of talk and tho meeting was from that hour an assured success. Nothing fires tho patriot heart like 'fhreo Cheers for the Red, White and Blue, ' and tunes of similar character, and Held's musicians never played with greater feeling than Hhcy did yesterday and last night under the folds of tho starry emblem. Day by day I he Impression grows In po litical circles that tho new party will raise merry Ned with tho Smootler can didates. Ono politician of admitted con servatism, said yesterday, "I am confi dent that the result of tho movement will be the defeat of every man whoso nom ination was due to tho lnllucnce of Sen ator Smoot. The Senator Is up against the hardest proposition he has had to meet. He vill not only loso his own seat, but he has Involved his church In a need less controversy from which it will not emerge until the quorum of tho twelvo will bo compelled to Issue a manifesto di recting that hereafter no high ecclesias tics and no one acting for them will bo permitted to Interfere in political affairs. I am satisfied that tho new movement Is founded on a principle, no matter what may be the motives of aomo of tho mon who have Indorsed It- I am also satisfied that It will prove a success much sooner than most persons believe." "I sincerely wish this movoment had be gun sooner," declared a well-known uoll- tlclan yesterday "I could then assist It without feeling that I had wronged some of my friends. As It Is, I havo helped to nominate several men, and T shall try to elect them. But I am heartily In favor of tho movement on general principles and will take up the light with the others Immediately after the general election." Rev. B. F. Clay of Idaho, Democratic candidate for Congress, is In tho city. He formerly lived In Salt Lako City nnd was ono of the out of town visitors to tho meeting at tho Grand theater last night. Chairman Bamberger of tho Democratic State commltteo has announced his of ficial family as follows: Executive John T Calne, A. J. We ber, II. TP. Henderson. S. R. Thurman. Charles C. Dey, C. L. Olson, Frank J. Cannon. James C. Lcary.. John E. Han sen. William H. King. William M. Roy lanco, John Dcrn, Thomas D Dee. B II Roberts. Moses Thatcher, William II Dale, F. B. Stephens. Finance John Dcrn, chairman; Jesse Knight, Albert Fisher, John S. Bransford. Charles A. Qulglcy. J. A. Cunningham R. P. Morris, John R. Barnes, T. C. Thorc scn. The ladles' auxiliary committees are as follows; Executive Mrs. E. J. D. Roundv, Mrs. VIary Vuff Mra- Morris Sommef. Mrs John Shea, Mrs. Gcorgo II. Wood. Mrs, F. L, Vcntress, Ml3s Ada E. Faust. Miss Agncss Dahlnulst. Mrs. 'Ana. II. Smoot. Mrs. Gcorgo C Reiser. Mrs. Anna Meier, Mrs. J. Fcwson Smith, Mrs. Edith Y Budd. Mrs. Mtlnndo Pratt. Mrs. Tllllo' Mortcnsen. Mrs. ICato B. Anderson. Mro John B. Rold. Finance Mrs. Sol Sclgcl. Mrs. H. J Ilayward Mrs. Ellns A. Smith, Mrs. S. V. Newman. Mrs. II. P. Henderson. Mrs. Joseph L. Rawlins. Mrs. James II. Moylo Mrs. Matllc H. Cannon, Mrs. Gcoriro d' Pypor, airs. H. D. Rudolph. In another batch of loiters received bv thc'organlzers of tho new party are theso sentiments: "I am certainly In sympathy with tho move WTote a well-known and highly reputed Mormbn. "I. havo no more use for church Interference in politics than any ono else. I am so situated that I cannot tako active part, but I hono Brother Smoot will reap his Just reward for his polltlcnl work." "I am certainly with you. Count on mo for anything needed." "I am with you In the good cause, heart iinSnn nt on mc for any n,acc "I shall b with the Americana IX I find thoy aro making thlH fight In good faith. I havo known for years tho fight muJt bo made " "I am in entlro sympathy with tho movement. There should be entlro sepa ration of the church from state, and no church domination of tho public schools. Tho Americans of Suit Lako City, If united, will emancipate tho city from thlo thralldom, and as Paris rules Franco, co will Salt Laka City rule Utah." "I am glad to see tho move you pcoplo aro making. I am with you." "Permit me to my I am with you. heart and hand, I havo seen tho handwriting on tho wall for tho last decade. God speed and bless you on your mission." Gov. Wells Is homo from an outlnc In Idaho. Ho expects to make several speeches during the campaign In Utah, but will be obliged to bo away from tho State for some time becauso of a trip to the World's fair. i Ono of tho busiest places In the city In a few dHys will bo tho headquarters of tho new American party. Judge G. W. Barlch of tho Supremo court, who has been engaged for sev eral weeks In an effort to out flirt Gcorgo Sutherland j a candidate for Mormon Inlluenco for tho United States Senato, has gono East to confor with the Presi dent. It In reported ho Joined Gen. John S. Clarkson, who was hero recently and who Is said to havo mado a political deal with heada of tho church. f i "Judge Goodwin took tho wind out of tho Smootler sails when he said he waa not now In control of Goodwin's Weekly," was tho comment of a Republican office holder. "Every ono know'3 that what Senator Smoot and Chairman Spry ex pected to get was the pcraunal Influence of tho Judge. They know that tho young man's Inlluenco Is not worth tho candle. hat a pair of defenders of tho faith theso subsidized nowspapcra arc, any way! Isn't it enough, In the light of the past, to mnke tho avorago Republican feel sick at heart?" "No wondor tho old-tlmc Republicans aro oceklng refuge In the American party," remarked an antl-Smoot man, "when such characters aa Apostlo Pen rose, Apostle Smoot, 'Fussy Jimmy,' Bill Spry nnd Ed Calllster tako charge. That Is a dose that fow self-respecting men can endure." And, come to think of it, It Is a pretty tough dooe. "Somo of tho men who are trying to tell Republicans and Domocrats what party fea.'ty means." said a business man, "do not know what party means except as they are told by somo ecclesiastic of the Mormon church. They divided on party lines as an expediency. Prlnclplo was never dreamed of. And they change from ono sldo to tho other as the politi cians In the church direct" 9 John C. Cutler Is said to have admitted. In conversation with a prominent Mor mon, that he could not have succeeded without tho old of Apostle Smoot. "I am mighty proud," ho Is quoted ns say ing, "that Brother Smoot was with mc. lthout his help I would not havo been thought of as a candidate for Govornor." Brother Cutler seems to bo an honest man, to say the least. But thcro aro a number who think he should not forget Apostle Penrose while he Is throwing bou quets at his "discoverers." Secretary Jackson of the Democratic I v,uuniy cummuico is wruing a numwr of campaign songs which he hopes will be of such seductive Interest ns to gain for him the County Clerkship, and for his associates tho remainder of the of fices. Judge W. II. King attempted to enter tho Grand theater last night to witness tho American party meotlng, but tho crowd about the doors was so dense that ho had to give It up. Mrs. Dubois, wifo to Senator Dubois, occupied a box at the Grand last night, nnd sho Bald she thoroughly tmjoyed the big meeting. A committee composed of P. J. Daly, George R. Hancock and Joseph Llppman met Senator nnd Mrs. Fred T. Dubois of Idaho at tho train lost night and accom panied them to tho Knutsford nnd to the Grand theater. Col. William M. Ferry and his daugh ter. Mrs. Marv M. Allen, came from Park City last night to attend the American party meeting and to visit George R. Hancock. Col. Ferry Is SO years of ngo and Is blind. Ho said the meeting was one of the finest ho ever attended. o A feature of the meeting was the great applause given Judge Ogden Hlles when he declared that under existing conditions there Is no genuine Republican or gen uine Democratic parly In Utah. Tho nu- ! dlence accepted the declaration U3 a fact that all well understood. Tho Boise Statesman says: Senator Kearns of Utah announces ho will not be a cnndldate for re-election beforo tho Legislature next winter. That looks ns though he were preparing to glvo tho In dependent movement a standing that can not be challenged on tho ground that It Is for the promotion of a selfish purpose. There was no "Idlo curiosity" worth mentioning In that mooting la3t night. Nearly every one voted to establish tho new party and nearly every one was In dead earnest. - Tho following telegram was received last night from Bolso. but was not road: "The Democratic party of Idaho has dcolared against church Interference In Its platform. Tho clock haa struck, tho hcur has comt. Go In and win. "HENRY HE1TFELD." The County committee of tho now Amer ican party will moot at room 325, Atlas block, at 1 o'clock this afternoon. faeateu in the front row of tho orchestra was one young man who hns, In the past, been most prominent In tho mutual Im provement work of tho local stako of the Mormon church, and ho seemed to bo one of the most Interested auditors. In the front row of the balcony was a Uta.h pioneer, who remained until tho closo of tho meeting Railroad men also were In evidence, a largo party from the Oregon Short Lino and tho San Pedro. Los An geles Sz Salt Lako being seen among thoso In the rear, nnd thoy were among tho most enthusiastic. This was significant as the railroad officials havo been par ticular to refrain from any public an nouncement of their-sympathy with the movement. AS A WOMAN SAW IT. Interesting Observations Mode at Last Night's Meeting. There were years of underground fight between fire and stone before tho erup tion of Mr. Pelee, yet no doubt somo of tho victims who perished in the Hood of fire, when the first warning was felt, sad: "This threatened volcano cannot take place. I havo lived hero all my life, on the safe earth, and I waa never prevented from doing au I pleased by the rumbling of the enrth, nor was I burlod under the debrla of threatened explosions theroforo I am safe," In tho far future, when men arc ablo to see events in their proper proportion, what will the meeting of last night mean to the history of Utah? If the News still has the copy of Gold smith handy from which It quoted con cerning "a certain Federal office-holder " It might bo assisted In describing thoso of Its disciples present at last night's meeting by quoting from the description of the village pastor's audience, "And those who came to scoff, remained to pray." It must have been a source of gratifi cation to tho Dramatic Editor of tho News to sec tho magnificent house which gavo an ovation to "Calumny" on Its first appearance. It ought also to bo a sourco of Dlensuro to the said Dramatic Editor to know that the "molo-farco" Is form ing a stock company of sovoral thousand people, to act for an Indefinllo number of years. As an example of exaggeration worked backwards. It will bo amusing to read NEW PARTY IS Mwi Result Pol-, leal Conditions, Smoot and Smsotism Direct ly Responsible for the Movement. Plain Words From, the Utah State Journal in Which Many Facts. Are Presented. i j Utah Stato Journal: The movomont looking toward the formation of a new political party In Utah, which was formally Inaugurated at a meotlng hold In Salt Lako City last week, does not come In the nuturo of a surprise It was not unexpected. It Is the natural result and outcome of tho political condi tions which havo obtained in this State during the past two or three years, in fact, evor since tho overweening vanity and ambition of one man led him, as al leged, against the bettor Judgment of hla closest ecclesiastical associates, to seek an election to tho highest political office within the gift of tho people. Smoot's Candidacy Caused Trouble. The thought uppermost In the minds of the men was that the candidacy of Apos tle Rocd Smoot would result In endless troublo for the people of this State and that It woud be regarded, at homo and abroad, as a direct nollco that "tho church" proposed to go outsldo of Its lc gltlmnto boundaries and take a hand, as a religious organization, In dictating the poltlcal policy of Its faithful adherents. It was this thought that took possession of the public mind. Mon and women of all political parties and holding different religious views, freely expressed the opin ion that it was an unwise and unneces sary move; that It wa Impolitic and as uncalled for as unnecessary; that It would engender lll-feellng and cause bitterness and distrust; that old animosities would bo revived, business be disturbed, capital frightened away, and existing political nnrtloq Ihrnwn Inln nirafiiclnn nr.. I Hol der. Fears Have Been Realized. What has happened slncb then la a mat ter of history. The people of Utah know ns well as we whothcr their fears havo been realized. They know as well as we whother the peace and tranquillity and good feeling which existed in this State two short years ago obtain today, and whether political demoralization has taken plnco and exists at tho present time. It may bo stated as a fact that no po litical party was ever yet formed In this country without a reason being alleged by Its organizers for bringing It Into ex istence, (.herwlso It would have no stand ing, would b? without force and could ef fect nothing And tho proposed new par ty furnishes no exception to the indexible rule. Platform Adopted. At tho preliminary meeting, as told In theso columns last Thursday evening, tho men who met to start the now Utah party adopted a preamble and resolutions a platform for the party to stand upon. This declaration Is that tho promises made to secure Statehood "were crafty and Inslncero; that the sought-for divi sion of the people on party lines was not carried out In good faith"; that both tho Democratic and Republican parties have been dominated and controlled by an ec clesiastical power, and that this power and control cannot bo broken and de stroyed so long as those who aro opposed to such ecclesiastical domination and con trol in political alTalra arc divided Into hostile camps. Demands of New Party. So. briefly stated, tho demand of tho new party Is for "complete freedom In political affairs, untouched by any taint of apostolic control." and' "the complete separation of church and state; In fact, as well ns In name"; and ILs declared pur pose Is "to repel to tho utmost all efforts to perpetuate tho ecclesiastical control of public affairs In Utah." And It disclaims any desire or purpose to "attack any church or assail anyone's rollglous senti ments or church affiliations." Charges Founded on Fact. Now, wo aro not called upon to say whether tho charges made by tho new party are or aro not founded In fact. Tho Intelligent people of Utah know whether tho charges are true or false. It may bo safely assumed, howovcr, that In this Stato there are thousands of people who honestly believe that ecclesiastical influ ence has been exerted in political affairs, and so believing, it is their right as well the description of tho crowd at tho Grand by the Dramatic Editor of tho News A special feature story might be. "How to see what hurts you through tho big end of a telescope," and another, "How l made a large standing voto look llko SO cent3 on paper." .Since the American party has adopted the American flag aa Its emblem, yellow and green will bo the decorations used by certain peoplo on all patriotic occa sions. Tho faces 0f tho women at tho meeting Inst night were studies In oxpresslon A great many were deeply in earnest, ac cording to their faces, some were filled with conviction and some with wonder; but the predominating expression was one of intense interest and earnestness Inconsistency's nnmo used to bo "Wo man, according to tho poets, W It looki to a woman llko the namo hud been changed to mean thcpojltics ofome men! The attitude of a certain local paper and Its party toward tho American party reminds ono of the fable not written bv George Ade: There was a ma" who thought himself too powerful to be harmed. And while ho was resting In his security, a fly lit on his hot!, which was Indeed annoying. So ho sot a pet bear to watch for the insect, snylng- "? Is on y a fly but It Is annoying to' me keep it away." Now tho bear was a c ?US crcaturc. and in order to S tho fly away, gavo two or three savaeo finatn8 v''Ji'uCh onl' h,t tho air and did no harm. Tho man had settled him- I self on property to which he had no Trhrht therefore the fly returned, which was I aSaln annoying. While the bear was en J gaged In swatting the air. a brHHafo thought came Into his head He was d? tcrrnlnod to buvo his master annoyanr fim5e.iCl9Cntod,l lars1 rock and "ho time the fiy lit on the man'H noW dropped tho stone full upon It. No 10 count Is given of tho death of the fiy copy") ?S " rC8t' (DCSCrCt W I Wewi r Threo of the most prominent Vr L, W0amcn In Salt Lake wero A feature that struck thoobscrWr i glancing over tho audience Is that & not only the fight of men, but the iffitlJ field of women ulso. Dattie- i vorj' ercat man ln tho world b wnn being a crank; every great mo va il?ail h.y the world began by LhT a Prot ent ln I HERE AR-Tnif: CONDITIONS j! I All girls H years of age can end Each girl must clip as many of our a'J f from the newspapers as she can, and th girl' who brings us the greatest numk I on October 3rd gets the prize, which j j the handsome little Buck Junior Ran on display at our store j Remember cut out the whole ad S J j H IU otise Providers ' I I TRIBUNE, 'j i, a3 their duty to mnfus nil legitimate ef forts to eliminate such lnfiucnco Demands Aro Reasonable. Tho demands of the newjnrty aro Just and renaonablo and right: "Complete freedom ln political affairs, untouched by any taint of apostolic control, nnd com plete separation of church and stato, In fact ns well as In namo." These demands aro not partisan; they aro rights of the pcoplo which aro promised by the Con stitution of the State, and ror the mainte nance and upholding of which all good citizens may faithfully devote themselves without fear of being charged with disloy alty to any political party with which they may be affiliated. " ITot Partisan T)emnnds. The Utah State Journal is a DemocrAtlo newspaper. Tho demands of tho pro posed new party are what this journal has always demanded and will continue to do- mand, ns a Democratic newspaper voicing the sentiments of every honest Democrat. RECALLING SOME HISTORY. How TJtnhns Wero Duped Into Favor ing Statehood. y Denver News. Tho dispatches an nouncing that party lines in Utah arc to bo dropped except for natlnal electors and tho "Gcntllo' and Mormon division be definitely drawn Is not unexpected. Tho election of tho Mormon apostle. Smoot, as Senator, was tho announcement by tho church authori ties that the Mormon leaders meant to control Stato ns well as church. When at recent conventions It was found that Mr. Smoot had complete control of the Republican party organization tho move ment ln rebellion was inevitable. I'ourteen years ago President Woodruff Issued a manifesto authorizing tho faith rul to divide as seemed to them good on Party fines and that the church would take no further part ln political matters. Prior to that thcro were distinct Mormon and Gentile parties. But tho Gentile pol-V ltlclans were growing restless and thS Mormons could seo that Statchood-thS !.nF.?drror sool of freedom from national granted if the Stato could show a sals- factory political status. Hence the due cess of the regular party movement Didn't Want Statehood, f Tho older resident Gentiles of Salt Lake City protested, hut th.- .r strong. The State capital' was & so wore won by them and tho Statc'fa mlnlnsr population waa fast Increasing : thantN Mormon Stato vote. The war ho?ses of o den lmes wero loath to ghW uo n di vision In which victory was in fSfcht Thov predicted that time would show- that each oTof 7hOoU,cdhHnanlpu,?,t0r So InTr est or tho church accord ngas the ono or th other could best be frfsed. nartv RlfiL n1'"?, t0 t,ho abolition of party lines prove that ri largo number forurS'1vear.Ulna,t 'S8 'Whfcle? made The nKtform Sn ?80 haY7 beon fulfilled. JmPSSr?o bKefcCo3f ffir?r manucsto, fourteen -a-ears arco wem oCrrad ?IsN:nnrnCer ft" sought i,T 3,on .t the people on party llnea hnn.t "0t tcarrlcd out1 In good faith- that K,nth ,partV ore?nlzaJtIons have been dom- nalntaIn'lneUSCnnf0y lh? doub1 SSo2et wmI EL ? an eccles astlcal control ha' "repeated 9 for thcr." and tlrit thiJ dtixP,rlenccs havo proven powerful ami Irra?t caJ dominance la all nSt be ihakH? nI5,aten,t" and tnat t can" opnose It aV .m S3. lonf as tnose wh0 oppose it aro divided Into hostllo camps." All Pledges Wero Broken. "every Pl,frmf further chorees that to refr-'ffi rSL f , no ecclesiastical power nffalrS'S f,hT 1lre?tlod1 ,n thc Political nolIM-o ?i ed; viry Pretense of letting mockery.'- shamorul ad S-ZwAfc nnH S ,0nS 11,0 m loo again In hn ant-'Mrmon fight. Is to "S!" m the movement. enteredyir?Jnnnn.C, Moon question has polvganust rfvarrm,in' but an -Active mmmm two-edged swUcm'ting fch 5 THERE'S A FIGHT AHEAD. Senator Kearna's Attitude Will Be . Great Assistance to New Party. Salt Lake Herald: About tho most Im portant political announcement of tho campaign Is the withdrawal Kearns from any pan of tit fight during tho comlnc Kaisi Legislature. Tho withdraw! ha filed and absolute Itlcivaus as to his position, and It Is tta by tho Sonntor's declaration tu "personally, persistently ari a advocate and advance by means, the movement now aj ?- Utah to purify the politics tit from apostollo domination ! the people of I tah thi pjlltiai:, which of right ought to h: Nothing could be more eu that. It means that theHirc u go Into Its light untrarasfMj suspicion that It Is to forrt.-i6 leal fortunes of Senator Kerr,l that thoso who havo vlefialftsi plclon as tho vehicle of ankiKfc bltlon aro assured that Ittnli the principles set forth In tlite of tho party's founders; ;bi tnest of Senator Kearas's is fight as he has never foccit If thero has been any qwsa & as to the vitality of then:7 a: this announcement ought to ri -doubt on that point The Ssa IT been suspected of playing to a iR fiuenccs' he now opposes, t.tb enemies iiever accused him o! 63 fight or quitting when hecot 1 declared Intention of lantuil! ism, ,or as his oran more la fa termii It, "apostolic domlruto.! g any, 'doubt as to the fF ' r down for the forces bthbl C h : gralnmc. fj ) ' im (GOBBLED UP NWS?a J ' Clhnrged That Smoofle: Cca I.V f Has Subsidizied Sanpete f? &I Special to Tho Trlbuuc. , j" MT. PLEASANT. Utab, S?jtl t jSmoot Republican Slate J 'subsidized all the local pajw ln this county. If iot la f-i' f In part. The Messcnjer at P K Ephralm Enterprise, and prist of the ML Peasant PTAOii,i bcon gobbled up by the Staled it From now on tho polltial V Sfl begin to hum, and the p!ac!J.P of tho rural farmer and trai ;i be made turbulent with tho'1 V t!"- ... fit Tho Democratic County fcw all tho candidates have txes J meet at Ephralm next SatuaW JI time campaign plans will by those In charge feT . r Christina Chrlstenscn. M J" settlers of this place, dlc-d Ll her home. Deceased was v Soren Chrlatenacn and I1 ago at tho tlmo of her ikaft - band and four chfidren survive Some of the old Liberal jgg tt aro anxious for tho ne "ft materialize, but the scntio.-fr K to gain ground as the tayfi$ W havo suggested calling o l water Is thrown on the Pj j others, henco the lmprclon Sjii SEy tho matter will not g w durlnc this campaign- Republicans Hold Big Ccaf? ij Special to The Tr!bun . PARK CITY. Utah. Scplgj ('j publicans of this Pf?'"c' fgfi (1 cus In the City hall lcft! 3 delegates to the countj morrow. Tho meeting : fJ largest of Its MnI heM time, thero being I oi fc Raddon was elected chains T. Prlsk, secretary. , Jj Following 15 a Is JjM chosen: Henry WesYi. Jarj. j Raddon, Frank D alcy, k.k p j.a,t Sherman Fargo. TSfrj K Frank Lake. J. M. LwTktw SNt hart. Adam Peterson, ft Kl cJ. . R, T. Kimball. ff'Sh W. D. Sutton, Charles HS.' L. B. Wight. W S. UiSfe, htt T. L. Walden d h. . rf& clnct committee, consl!" l iTit don, James Benny Md R shaw was also elects- rf $ was nominated for J4l7u and A. .Jnjor . . .-tt ( Jied tea The bu'k of peopf to be humbugged f suppose they ?U Your Eir return )'otor ' ' ScbiJIinjj't UeU !