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:;! 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i l? Repealed Test Oath Law.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;,T that Is to say, wo repealed the laws on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
' 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 ,
(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.
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
"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
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
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
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
"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.
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"
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.
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
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
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
As an example of exaggeration worked
backwards. It will bo amusing to read
Mwi Result Pol-,
leal Conditions,
Smoot and Smsotism Direct
ly Responsible for the
Plain Words From, the Utah State
Journal in Which Many Facts.
Are Presented.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
two-edged swUcm'ting fch 5
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
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
The bu'k of peopf
to be humbugged f
suppose they ?U
Your Eir return )'otor ' '
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