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r Republican National Committee
6 I Consents to Divide Louisiana
V- Delegation With "Allies."
. ( !
I More Than Half of Contests Yet
1 to Be Heard in Short Time
d5 I Before Convention.
.'V I CHICAGO, June 9. After working
. f for four days, with thrco additional
f days 3ct lo como before the con
If vcntion, the Republican National com
"3 ?! niittee adjourned late today with two
irl I fifths of its contests decided. This is
:Ji I based upon the actual number of con
$ tests filed," fifty having yet to be heard,
$ i Kbilo forty-one have been settled. It
8 is probable, however, that the commit
jr tee has finished about oue-halC of the
j lotal amount of work imposed on it
,f bv the numerous contesting delegations
w'n t "om t,,e Southern States. There aro
in Texas contests on delcgatcs-at-largo
.A ( . and t nrh of tin sixteen districts.
f These will be consolidated, reducing the
t" i awcgalo "umber of cases yet. to be
I ; beard to forty-oue. There is a pos
ibilitv, also, that other arrangements
"ii temav be made in Virginia and other
lj"S M States.
Wi '! The committee today decided sixteen
J i contests, affecting thirty-six delegates.
( i Or these twenty-seven arc Taft men
1 and the remaining nine, all of whom
7Ui 1 arc "Black and Tans" from Louisiana,
j j have tentatively agreed - that they will
1 east their vote for Taft. There is,
7 S I however, no binding agreement to that
' V 1 effect.
33.)i ) One Split Delegation.
i)ta The contests decided today- comprised
thr- dclcgates-at-large in Louisiana and
a j : Mississippi, seven districts in Louisiana,
six districts in Mississippi and one in
:rS Missouri. The Louisiana contest, which
.g, wis the most important of the day.
.' 3 ' teaulterl in a split delegation, the com
Sail i mlitee deciding on a division of twenty
to thirtv to seat both the "Lily
, White," or Taft delegation, and the
!i "Black and Tans," with half a vote
or eac''' '','s 'iC'eetnent was not
i ll u"tf after repeated conferences
t!.' mil much anxiety, telegraphing and
jfe-Slt'.. Ultphoning- between Chicago and Wash
j' hgtou. The decision finally reached
Lr the committee was carried out with
the full consent and approval of both
w Sretary Taft and President Roosevelt,
jl-' It iirovided that the Republican pnrty
r 1D Louisiana shall be reorganized under
? tko direction of a committee of throe,
"w ; tomposcd of the chairman, the sec re
; 1 ffliryand mie member of the incoming
lf& f National committee. The committee to
j?" iiy passed a resolution instructing the
Jfcr fctMt Xational committee to name as
; ! this member Pearl Wight, the present
( f Xational committeeman from Louisiana.
-iSf " Taft Men Angered.
j ' Tbn aRreement, as reached between
j the Taft aud auti-Taft elements on the
-j tommittee. and as later carried into
jH i; effect by that body, was highly dis
V Pk-asing to the "Lily Whites." headed
nrij' bv ex-Governor Wnrmoth. The Gov
efnnr declared with great emphasis
1 1 that he would not accept tho com-
Promise, but would-carry tho fight bo
ia j credentials committee, and it
jI nofeated there, lie would go home
V'i Other members of the "Lily White''
Ifei faction were not so emphatic in their
statements, and 1ho Taft managers am
i y ('. hopeful that thoy can bring them to
'- rj!e the wisdom of. today 's action before
mrM fine National convention is called U
I . "The Black and Tans" accepted the
j,t0mProinise v.-it.h entire satisfaction. It
jJK'35 originally supposed that their
4p vtes, if thoy had been sealed as dele
Mkts would be cast for Senator Fora
jlflKer; but after the committee hod set
thn contest they announced that
tf 4.Bhcy were uiunstructed and entered into
" jRl5 tentative arrangement bv virtue of
j S.'ft?''ich their votes will be cast for the
jBa"elar-v of War- Tbt'-V 'laiTnod that
Wmm v wer0 'ting especially for reeog
ViB$'n i.01 t,ncir orK"ni7.ation, and that
'BSt them all other questionn were com
v jfflmf vp'y dwarfed. Th" agreement, to
Vtl a Tail "owovcr, is not, binding,
lall"nni a iutenis and puiTiosos the
Jill . Ulack and Tan" votes from Louisiana
Jf aro umnBtructed.
sp"v 1 Bitter FeeUng Aroused.
rtti-4 i ,,'?m,ct'.inU of a sensation was cre-
'i : ,,e'1 mring fno hearing of the Louisi
jn i ??a , contest by Ormsby McIIarg of
rii? i..,iaslunU'ton. general counsel for all of
i ' contesting Taft delegations. Mr.
ML :T,Mllr nnd not been informed by the
v 'j V ttl '"anagcrs of Urn impending
- c'i -i h;V,cmett and during his argument
( hn?rP tho conimilie declared tluit
' w0''0.111'1 compromise, nialing
v nat 1m had visited the South "at tho
1 I IS u i of th" ""xl President, of tho
"" I Lrl n Mes." his words plainly re
'kJI't tnr wBi 10 Serrctnry of War. Sena
s.' . f.t .rI1(Vlt"fn of Idalio-wna on his
A- clnin i.,n8tnnl Mr- McIIarg had con
ietrf f I ."? C"cni. The Senator was
? tni1"1 vraUl- an(l protested veho-
tho a",aKal the language userl by
jij! notbiL irney' declaring that, it was
T1- 2&, css il,,lu ;i il'reat intruded to
r ST Si1' c,u'ftop to acf as he dc
w jfi tee'atD J10. ."I1 mon 011 ,he commit-
fewfe J SJl s,Slaccrul aUolfcv, fliiyWK that
ff.Wf clo0' ' fcecretary of War.' This
&A vlH-n Mr AtArC1leilt,. '"tirely, -except
fe i coi df 1 s?cd his opinion of
W r U,c con Ut ln, lcttinrr boforo
if I 'thout Sim, nt0 Tna?u an argument
itfj j ucing possessed of full and ac-
- Continued on Page Eight ' .
Contest in Utah to Be Fought
Until State Shall Be
Like Others.
Presents Facts Regarding This
Great State That Cannot
Be Controverted.
At the meeting of the American club
in Federation of Labor hall Tuesday
night George . JR. Hancock presided.
Judge Goodwin, who was to have'
spoken to the club, was suffering from
an attack of laryngitis, hence his ad
dress was read by tho presiding officer.
There was a good attendance, and the
speech of Judge Goodwin was heartily
applauded. The address follows:
Judge Goodwin's Address.
For two years after Utah obtained
statehood Uhmc was great peace In Sail
Luke and all over the State. People
.seemed to feci that all the old troubles
were passed, that, henceforth, hand In
hand and heart to heart, all could go
forward toward build ins p the State,
without any local dissensions and no di
visions save such as conic on party lines,
Many who are still here remember tho
time; how sweet tin; peace .seemed to
be; how e.vultunt everyone was that the
old difficulties had passed away and that
I "tali, i-omlnir out of the convulsions of
the previous forty years, was In truth a
real American Slate. We counted on a
steady upward growth; wc counted on
the honors that would come to the State;
wo all knew something of Its resources
and what would follow when a united
people should develop them. We claimed
for Utah that it was to be. If not already,
the brightest star In the whole galaxy of
the Union, and the future was as filled
with promise as was the world when
the flood passed away and God's bow,
spanning the heavens, was a promise that
no more such calamities should come, and
that nothing would he In the way of
man's advancement and the world's Im
provement for all the years to come.
If things have changed since, it be
comes us to look for the cause, and. con
sidering everything, we of the American
party plead not guilty, and for proof we
offer that wo stand where we did all
the time, simply for liberty in its high
est sense; simply for the equal rights of
men in Utah and for an open field, where
all might peaceably strive in generous
competition for success. That peace was
brought about because the chiefs of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints had promised to the President, to
Congress-and' to (he country Ural" honcc
forlh nothing should be put In the path
of their own people which would prevent
their being in every sense true and loyal
and absolutely free Americans. We have
broken no pledges since, but pledges have
been broken. Wc have sought to deceive
no one since, but deception has become
the rule on the part of those opposed to
us. Wo tried for several years, by pe
tition and by remonstrance, to make the
high priests of this Institution here return
to the fulfillment of their piomlscs. We
tried until we realized that it was all In
vain and the fart was absolutely plain
that the pledges they made were Intended
to deceive; that they, pretending lo be
the ministers of Lhe only true church, in
the furtherance of their schemes, delib
erately made pledges to the Government
or the United States which they did not
mean to keep, and cast deliberate insult
upon not only two Presidents and two
Congresses, hiit upon .the whole people of
tile United States, and at the saino time
showed thlr utter disdain and contempt
for the Gentiles of Utah, who had en
abled them to secure statehood. The
truth of this no honest man will doubt,
and then we come face io fact with a
manifest duty. Individually we might
have, let It pass; Individually wc might
have said, iL is not worth while, hotter
spend the few days of our lives In peace
than to try to stem this flood of treason
and nastiness which had begun again to
flow; but an American citizen. If a true
cILlzen. cannot shirk anv of Ihoso duties.
Custodians of Trust.
The Americans of Utah are part of the
custodians of the trust handed down by
the fathers from the beginning; who
gave to us this free Government; who
decreed that fvery man should have the
same rights under the flag; who gave us
for our protection the ballot and with It
the injunction lhat thai ballot must be
kept pure, and this obligation being upon
us. It links us wllli the men who framed
our Government. It fixes our place In
tho upward sweep of tho Republic and
will link us with all tho generations of
Americans that are" to succeed us, and
the record cannot go down that we. cus
todians of this trust, were lax In our du
ties and permitted treason to strengthen
Its hold and to build Its triumphal
arches In Utah without one protesl fiom
us. We may be fighting a losing fight;
It may require ono or two generations
yet. to break tho thraldom of tho Mor
mon people and to get them to under
stand lhat they of right are free, and
that whfn they do not exercise thai
right they are untrue alike to their coun
try and to themselves. UuK lhat does not
matter. When the buttle Is on ii is not
Infrequent for a general lo send forward
a column, knowing in advance that It
will be annihilated, but realizing that 11 is
necessary to save the rest of the army
and to eventually win the victory. Wo
are still Hie sappers and miners of tho
column; It is our duty to storm as well
as wc can lhe fortress of the despotism
which commands things here; to, If pos
sible, make a breach and cause the enemy
to stipulate for terms.
Tiie terms we ask are only Hiai they
shall be American citizens and thai they,
shall keep their sacrilegious hands off tho
liberties of tho people of Utah. They tell
us that the Constitution of the United
State& was inspired: they affect to have
great reverence for It. and yet. that Con
stitution, with the experience of the sor
rows of the old world In full force In the
minds of Its frnmers, wns fashioned so
that there should be no union of church
and Stale In this country, and tho Coneti
tutlon of Utah Is even more pronounced
on that subject. It declares that no
church shall usurp I ho functions of iho
Slate, and yet we have seen the man,
who bore Is rated as n prophet and tfecr.
whose claim that he is vicegerent, of Al
mighty God on earth Is accepted by hosts
of credulous followers -we have seen him
In the last few years. In a publication
over his name, tell Democrats that It Is
their duty to give up their lifelong princi
ples and to vote t.bo Republican tlckl.
Now, that is only a species of treason.
' That man, when he did that, should
have been arraigned as an enemy of his
country, seeking by false pretenHes to
! exercise a counterfeit right of his to
sway the mind;; of the naturally honest
people of Utah and make them- do what
Continued on Page Two.
Waters at Topeka and Westward-Have
Already Begun'to'
Subside From High Mark.
Situation Such That No Loss of
Life and Not Much Further
Damage Feared.
KANSAS CITY, Juno 9. The Kaw
valley flood at Topeka and farther
west is subsiding as rapidly as it arose,
and Kansas City, now tho chieff suffer
er, sees relief at baud in the prediction
of the weather bureau that both the
Kaw and Missouri rivers will bo sta
tionary in licighL at, midnight tonight,
and that twentj'-four hours later both
rivers will begin to fall slowly. Jn the
twenty-four hours ending at 7 o'clock
tonight the Missouri rose Ll feet and
the Kaw p.o feel. Tho Kaw river at
Topelca had fallen a foot at 8 o'clock
tonight and inhabitants of North To
peka were returning to their houses
to shovel out tho mud.
Tim Hood here today furnished
abundance of work and excitement for
dwellers in tho lowlands ami enter
tainment for sightseers who crowded
tho bluffs, bridges and viaducts. Every
inch of rise sent water over a largo
area. Most of the railroad yards iu the
Missouri and Kaw bottoms aro inun
dated, and the remainder will bo cov
ered with water before noon tomorrow.
Hosts Fighting Waters.
The railroads were busy hauling cars
from the yards to higher ground. In
the Arniourdale district of Kansas City,
Kan., hundreds of men with teams were
throwing up dikes to keep out the wa
ter, and families continued to move
from their houses. Only two of the
bridges across the Kaw are in danger,
and men are engaged on these bridges
pushing driftwood under to prevent
a .jam. which would take out tho struc
tures. Tho only lino of railroad track open
to the west is the St- Louis & San
Frnneiseo, all Santa Fo, Union Pacific
and Joek Jslanrl trains now using that
lino as far as Olathc. Kan. Tho ttock
Island in sending its Denver trains over
the Burlington to Lincoln, Neb.
Pari, of tho stockyards was flooded
lodav. and if the, rise continues, as pre
dicted, nnarly nil of the yards will bo
under waler.' Tho basements of all tlm
buildings in the bottoms are full of wa
ter, but no damage has been dono.
There is no current nnj"wherc ifi the
The railroads, which have miles of
track washed out , are the heaviest
losers by Iho flood. Crops have been
destroyed, but will be replanted with
the assurance of a largo 3-ield.
Banker Sent to Prison.
INDIANAPOLIS, .fune D. Roborl II.
Green of Waynetown. vice-president of
the Farmers' and .More-hunts' bank of
th.it place, a trustee or the local Metho
dist church ayd a large properly owner,
was sentenced today to from ono to four-
1 teen years In the penitentiary for horo
stealing, to which charge he pleaded
I iillty. '
1 1 i
Index to Today's Tribune
'r 'I'
Departments. Pago
-J- Kditorial . V -I
n- Society T, ..
I- Mines fi :
-I- Markets ... 7 !
Interniountain , S !
j- :-
;nli4rLft,nitu.iiiMoodin fore- -I-
lng half-way compromise on
Louisiana delegates 1 -
Kansas City Is passing crisis of
I floods 1
-I- Raymond TJItchcock takes stand !
in his own defense 0 -f-
- Confederate veterans hold reun- -I-
5- ion at Birmingham 2
j. Latest developments In political v
circles 2 -I-
"i -r
-I- Local. !
-I- Governor Cutler's daughter. Miss J
! Mabel, secretly married at Og- -J-
-I- den 1 .j.
i- Judge C C. Goodwin addresses
American club 1 J
-l Elder Curtis continues debate -j-
I- at Murray 1
School board decides to acquire
r property 12 .;.
! Completing decorations lor U. -j
I- C. T. outing 12 -r
I- Modern Woodmen will receive v
- royal welcome 12 .j-
E. L. Perkins, vlcc-prcsidont of
i- the New York Life Tnsuranco
! company, here 12
- President E- T. Jeffrey of the
Western Pacific talks of road. 10
I- Sporting News, !-
-I- President Sullivan of the A. A.
I- U. Is pleased with American -
v Olympic, team 0
- Frank Mayer, champion bicycle 4-
-I- rider, arrives !) !
4- Kcene praised at banquet by -J-
r his friends for his Interest In -I-
horses II .j.
' I I I ' I
MUSKOGEE, Okla., June 0. Ed J.
Julian, county clerk of Mcintosh county,
hold for tho murder of Goneral Dunlnp
at Eufala last night, made a full confes
sion at Muskogco Jail today. He claims
self-defense, stating that General Dun
lap entered his room and fired first.
Thero Is much 111 feeling at both Eu
fala nnd Checotah over tho shooting.
Both towns aro under arms and Governor
Haskell hns been nppcalod to to proscrvo
Tho shooting of General Dunlap was
tho second tragedy resulting from the
county seat war In Mcintosh county.
City Marshal Woods, who was shot
Sunday by James Parmcter, at EufaliL,
died early today.
NOVARA, Italy, June it. Nino persons
were killed and eighty-three Injured by
a rear-end collision of a freight with a
passenger train at Uoccapletra, this
province, yesterday. Most of them were
Italian pilgrims returning from nn ex
cursion to tho sanctuary of the "Crowned
Virgin" and canio from vllagos In tho
vicinity of Varallo.
The passenger train had stopped at the
station on account of an accident to the
locomotive, when a heavily-loaded freight
train crashed Into It. The rear passen
ger coach was completely telescoped and
tho freight engine mounted und crushed
tho next two cars.
I 1 I 21 5--a-l- -2 I I -I I I I II I-
.j. .J-
1- I'APJS. June il. Three hun-
-J- dred persons, including the !
-I- Marquis do Dion, president of
d- the Automobile club, were poi-
I- soned by ptomaines tonight til !
-i- a banquet of the Automobile -r
'I- club. Tho ptomaine poisoning is
attributed to a dish that was
I served ut the banquet. Ono per- !
I- son is dead and many othors aro
-I- in a serious condition. -t.
. .j.
New Motor Rider at Saucer
frack Cau&'eS Spill, Endan
gering Many Lives.
Turville Is Seriously Injured;
De Mara Defeats All the
An electric light pole, suspending one
of tho arc lights on the Salt Palaco
saucer track, saved tho lives of at
least a dozen people Tuesday ovoning
during the bicyclo races. Five thousand
people were in tho stand.,
T. M. Samuelsou 'h' motor crashed
into the pole going at a rutc of 1:12
to the mile, nearly cutting the polo in
half and splintering part of it into
tooth picks. The 300-pound machine
dropped back to tho track, and, slid
ing down to tho bottom, spun around
liko a lop, as Samuelsou had forgotten
to (urn off tho speed.
Jt was tho most miraculous escape
that the race spectators havo had from
serious injury since' tho track was built,
and tho accident caused tho hair of
every man and woman at the track to
stand up- straight. Children cried and
women became faint-hearted at tho hor
rible sight, which soomcd certain death
to some one.
Whittlor Onuses Spill.
iS. Whittlor caused tho spill. Ho is
a now motor rider, and it was seen at
tho end of tho third milo that he had
lost control of his machine. "Whittlor
was in tho lead, with Samuelson follow
ing about ton yards behind, both men
going at tho rate of 1:12 to the mile.
Whittlor was determined that. Samuel
son should not pnss him, and at tho
terrijln clip set bv both men it is
thought that 'Whittlor becamo dizjy.
At any rate at. tho end of four miles,
and on the fourth lap. ho rode up and
down the track in a wild manner. Tho
pcoplu held their breath and a pin could
havo beenheard dropped on tho band
stand. The expected happened just
leaving the back stretch. Whittlor 's
machino went from under him and slid
to the. next turn, taking an upward
course, while Whilllcr gradually slid
down the track, barely missing the
machine as it canio down. Samuelson
shot up the track and touched the out
sido railing, just missing Whittlor 's ma
chine, but. in so doing he lost control
of his motor. It. seemed to become a
lliing of life. Tho front wheel left tho
track, and Samuelson rodo his motor
going on the rear wheel for about a
third of a lap before he fell off.
The motor continued in an upward
course, leaving the track with one great
bouiid and crashed into a light polo
near the middle of tho north turn. It
was all over in an instant, and for a
time the people could hardly rcnlizo
what had occurred. Not until Samuel
son und AVhittlcr jumped up from
the ground was there a movement
among the. people. "When they realized
that the boys were snfo,a groat shout
Continued on Pago Nino.
Daughter of Governor Secretly
Becomes Wife of Thomas
E. Butler.
Goes to Ogden, Where Runaway
Pair Is Located for Him hy
Tribune Reporter.
Ordered two days ago to desist from
his visits to tho home of Governor John
C. Cutler, 035 South West Temple
street, Thomas E. Butler, 2G years old,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Butler,
eloped Tuesday with the oldest unmar
ried daughter of the Executive, Miss
Mabel Blanche Cutler, and married her
at. Ogden at -1:30 o'clock, the ceremony
being performed by George D. Folk
man, janitor of the county courthouse
and an elder of tho Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Governor Cutler, upon hearing of the
event, probably through his secretary,
Willard Done, who had been informed
of the marriage by The Tribune, left
for Ogden on tho midnight traiu.
Leaves "Without Grip,
Upon his arrival at Ogden, Governor
Cutler told a reporter ol Tho Tribune
that his daughter had left tho family
homo in the afternoon without grip or
trunk and 'had given no inkling of her
intention to marrv Mr. Butler. She had
not telephoned fiim of her marriage.
1 To is reported by friends to have said
that he strenuously objected to Miss
Cutler keeping coinpan3' with the young
man, and two lnys ago had informed
Butler that his visits to tho Cutler
homo must ceaso. Tho young pair, it
was thought, had bowed to the rulo of
the Executive parent, and the news of
the marriage came as a positive shock.
Governor Cutler declined to discuss the
event at length, saying bimply, when
asked if he. would pronounce his bless
ing upon the return to Salt Lake City
of Mr. and Mrs. Butler: "1 should like
mighty well lo see them now." Tho
Governor made an unsuccessful effort to
locate his daughter, telephoning to
various persous in Ogden and Salt Lake
Citj'. Ho was manifestly pained and
wroth, but he jnade a, big endcavoi to
conceal bis feelings with a smile.
Located at Idlcwlld.
Until informed by Tho Tribune early
Wednesday morning that Mr. and Mrs.
Butler were spending tho night at
Idlcwild, a resort near The Oaks iu Og
den canyon, where they were located
by a reporter, the Governor had re
ceived no information concerning tho
whereabouts of his runaway daughter,
and supposed she had returned to Salt
Lake City. lie said that he would
make no effort to reach them at the
moment, but would remain in- Ogdon
until tho3' appeared.
Tho marriage of Miss Cutler and
young Butler will prove a sensation in
Utah. Tho groom is at present em
ployed in a minor capacity at tho
grocery sldro of his brother. J. M.
Butler, and was formerly a driver for
the If. Dinwoodoy Furniture company.
He. has becu keepiug company with
Miss Cutler for a considerable time,
but even intimate friends did not
suspect that their relations wero serious.
Tho heroine of the sudden marriage
is a popular member of Salt Lake City's
voungor sot. She is somewhat of a
devotoo of music, having studied at the
Bostou conservatory, and has a host
of warm friends who will bo agreeably
shocked by her marriage. Mr. Butler,
for some timo past, has been living at
tho home of his aunt, Mrs. Thomas
Hancock, but upon her departure for
Europe ho entered the employ of his
Groom Koops Secret.
.T. M. Butler, 212!G State Street, when
informed by the Tribune that the
marriago had taken place, said he had
just heard of it. ana was quilo taken
"oft his feet by tho tidings.
"My brother was with mo today,"
ho said, "but he did not intimato that
ho proposed lo marry Miss Cutler.
They have been going together for some
timo, but 1 did not think it was their
intention to marry now. T haven't
heard a word, don 't know whero they
are, when they will come back or what
t.ho3r will do." Mr. Butler expressed
tho thought lhat he might, havo boon
put "on" by his secretive brother.
Ho is supposed to have mot Miss
Cutlor by appointment and gone with
hor to Ogden on the noon train. At, tho
Junction city thoy must have spent
somo timo wandering aimlessly, as the
marriago license was not secured from
tho County Clerk until after ! o'clock,
Tho ceremony was performed imme
diately afterward in the presenco of
two friends, who were sworn to secrecy.
At tho conclusion of the marriage Mr.
and Mrs. Butler went to ldlowild. hop
ing to evade all attention.
Closo friends of the Cutler family
wore not aware of tho Governor's ob- ,
jeetions to Mr. Butler. One who is
intimately connected with the Governor
said lhat the action of tho young peo
ple was inexplicable. Ho know thoy
were keeping company, and whilo ho
had not suspected that il was I heir in
tention to marry, ho could think of no
objections having boon made, unless it
wns to an early date for the ceremony.
Two Killed, Five Injured.
WASHINGTON. Juno 0. Two persons
were killed nnd live others Injured today
when an apartment house In course of
construction at the southwest corner of
Twentieth and V streets Northwest, In
the fashionable section of the city, col
lapsed. All wero workmen employed at
lhe building.
Woodmen Will Not, Loso.
MASON CITY. Ia June 0. "The Mod
ern Woodmen of America will not lose a
penny," said Head Bankor C. II. McNIder
of this city, In speaking of the. claims for
jnr.0,000 he has tiled against tho Crocker
cslato at Charlton.
Contending Elders Present Re- j
spective Cases to an In- f -Lm
terested Audience.
Priest and Politician Misquotes, '! '-Lm
and Dead President Had f Lw
Fake Revelation. j
Elder J. F. Curtis of Provo, of thb i '
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of ' ,
Latter-day Saints, and Elder Jacob A. j ''H
Fades of West Jordan, of tho Utah ,
church, .continued their debate as to
tho legal succession to the presidency
of the church in the Second ward meet- -W
ing house, Tuesday night. Ono hour
was given to tho discussion of the as- -H
scrtion that young Joseph Smith, prcsi-
dent .of tho Reorganized church, was j
the rightful heir, and another hour to
consideration of Brigham Young's 'Wt
claim to the position. This was neces- wg
sary because the meeting-house could 4 .fl
not be secured for Thursday night, "a x 'WM
it will interfere with the ward work," ' wm
explained Bishop J. Emil Eriekson, so WM
the debate will conclude tonight. The Wm
bishop occupied a scat on the stand jH
but took no part in the proceedings. mWi
Again there was a large attendance
of interested hearers, and among them
were some distinguished churchmen, rH
such as tho notorious 11. M. Tanner, , mw
hu of multiplied polygamous fame, and ) mW
Joseph F. Smith, Jr., the worthy sou
of a worth3' sire. '
Elder Curtis opened the discussion in
the Dual hour upon the tlrst subject Of ijjH
legal succession to tho presidency of tho A mm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day (
Saints. Mr. Curtis tlrst alluded to the t ,mM
challenge of Elder Eades, made last f 7mm
night, for production of proper cvldcnca
that Eadcs's assumption that Joseph Mmm
Smith, son of Joseph Smith, Jr., made ' mm
a doctrinal assertion which tended to mmm
destroy his own position with reference I
to the succession. Eldor Curtis produced MM
the Saints' Ilcrald. reading the author!- MmW
tatlvc minutes of a meeting, showing be- mm
yond cavil that statement to have been I 'H
mado by Elder John A. Mackintosh, and MM
not by Joseph Smith of Lumonl. la. )' mm
Having disposed of this controversy, mm
Elder Curtis gave attention to the ques- 1 MM
tlon prcsemejLJii-:ide--Eade3, lnquir- -j mM
Ing why it was. IT young Joseph had been I Mmm
appointed, anointed and blessed to the Mm
succession by his father, his claims wero mMM
not pressed before the year 1S50?- Nu- jH
merous quotations were made from the
curly writings, sermons and correspond-
ence of members and officers of the
church. In conclusive proof of the fact
that young Joseph's claims were present-
cd within a few days after the death of ,
his father in June. IS 14. The Millennial mmmj
Star was frequently referred to, as well
as sermons by Brigham Young and He- MMm
ber C. Kimball. . 'H
Taylor's Public Denial. , 'WM
With reference to supposed revelations.
related by Mother Smith, the speaker WMU
declared that the authority of B. II. Rob- t -H
erts for publication of the storv was ' -Mmm
laid In tho unsupported assertion of John 1 iH
Taylor. As to the credibility of John I -mm
Taylor as an authority of repute In any '
matter requiring truthful presentation, ,
Elder Curtis called attention to tho fact . MM
that Mr. Taylor, in a public discussion I
In France In 1S50. positively denied the .H
existence of the doctrine or practice of ii
polygamy In the Brlghamlto church, while ,
at the moment, according to his best In
formation, John Taylor was himself pos
sessed of four wives.
Eldor Eades had made facetious refer- 1
ence to tho asserted supposition that
young Joseph had been "twleo anointed
and ordained to tho succession, but that
this double appointment had fulled to
make a jropliet of him after all. Mr. '
Curtis quoted from the testimony of mMM
young Joseph, in which he said that ho
had been blessed by his father and was
"designated and indicated" as the legal '
successor to be qrdaincd to the offlco of 'H
president, when a vacancy In that oftico I immM
should occur. immm
Defends Elders. ll
Elder Eades hud cast somo aspersion?. i' WMM
upon lhe characters of Elders Marks. 1 rH
Gourlcy and Brigss, whom he claimed
had attempted, in the early days, to
confer authority and office upon young
Joseph, while thoy themselves wero apos- 'IjjH
tatc from the church. Mr. Curtis mads H
oifoctlve defense of the positions assumed
by these men, making rupld-rlrc refer-
oncos to history in support of his de- 1 i
ducllons. Two of tho principal points
made by Elder Curtis iu this respect . .
were that falso doctrine had crept Into
tho church, and that Elder Brlggs and r
many other members remained truo to r MM
the orlglnul faith, and were thoreforo not
apostate, that the larger body, under MMM
Brigham Young, had been carried away WmM
by theso falso doctrines, had departed MMU
from the first teachings of the gospel,
and they wero consequently the men In
apostusy. The disrupting effects of Brig-
ham Young's ambition to rule, and ,tlio mM
dostructlvcness of iho falso doctrine of mM
polygamy, had scattered a. large portion Mmm
of tho membership, and these could not 1
very well bo blamed for not at onco MM
knowing where- to go nor what to do.
Address Is Strong.
Elder Curtis nuuln a strong uddrcss and JJH
seemed quite able to confine hlmsolf mMM
strictly to the question in hand. IIo was WmM
armed with a formidable array of an- H
thorltntlvc church documents, of both H
brunches, and mado voluminous and ef- !H
fcctlvo quotations from theso in support H
of his side of (he controversy. His . H
speech wns rapid and incisive, and ho ' 'H
covered a great amount of ground In tho 'H
short half-hour In which ho was re- I 'mmm
quired to Mulsh on the question of sue- :H
Eldor Eades then closed (he argument ' H
on tho first proposition. Ho averred H
that Mr. Blair never did belong to lha - I; iwMM
Mormon church, .although he was al- I H
tempting to confer power on young Jo- jH
soph. Speaking of William Murks, "' who t jl
was president of the Nauvoo stako Iu v IH
JS-II. he read from B. H Koberts's book, HH
which showed that In 1SU0 Marks wns MMW
not sustained by the church because ho imMU
was supporting Sidney Kigdon for tho jl
presidency. Tho speakor said that was l
tantamount to being dlsfcllowshlppcd t mmU
and asked why he did not at that timo MmW
champion young Joseph. Subsequently MMM
Marks Jolnod James J. Strang's church, I mMm
and John E. Page's congregation, but ro- 1 mMM
turned to the Rcorguulzod church. ! H
Quotes Roberts's Book. h ;mWm
Tie quoted further from Hobcrlc's book j H
tho testimony of .James Whitehead In Iho ), mMt
temple lot suit, which was to the effect J Wmm!
that young Jostmh was appointed by hhi H

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