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Perfidy at Salt Lake.
The practical elimination of the Democratic party in Utah, under direction of the Mormon church, is rapidly progressing. Apostle Smoot and his associates of the church heirarchy refuse to allow the Democratic party in Salt Lake City and the state to retire decently and in order from an unavailing conflict, where nothing but dishonor and defeat are to be obtained. They insist that the party shall remain in existence under a pretense that the division upon national party lines is a necessity and a sanctity. In election after elec tion the Democratic leaders are induced to believe that the church will either grant favors or permit the voters to exercise their free choice of candidates and policy. In election after election this promise fails. The expectation turns to disappointment and the local Democracy finds itself operating as an adjunct to the Smoot Republican machine, utilized only as an advertisement to the nation of the falsehood that there is such a thing as politics in Utah. Just now the church has nominated two candi dates for the mayorality. Richard P. Morris has been selected under the Democratic name; and his party friends are voluble in their assertions that he will be elected to the office from which he retired two years ago. Candid ones among them are will ing to voice their hope that the church will assist him to this end, as it assisted him into the mayor alty four years ago in opposition to Frank Knox, the Gentile Republican candidate. Thus is kept alive the glow of Democratic hope and an apparent son for the maintenance of Democratic organization and the appearance of division upon national party lines. The Republican candidate of the church in this foreordained contest is Dr. Charles G. Plummer, a Gentile, but affiliated with the church Republican machine and the new favorite of the ecclesiastical government. Through the persuasion of the Smoot crowd, Dr. Plummer was induced to stand as a can didate, against the wish of such of his friends as are not in close affiliation with Smootism ; and it is apparent that, to induce him to refuse such advice, he must have received positive assurance that he is not to be offered up as a sacrifice on the altar of the strictly Mormon candidacy of Richard P. Morris, rea the Democrat. Under ordinary circumstances, having to choose between a tried and true Mormon candidate and a Gentile candidate, the church prefers the Mormon, matter what party he may represent; but these are not ordinary circumstances. A pliant Gentile is often, and particularly under existing conditions, useful to the church than a Mormon. Smoot no more is building up his Republican machine and must vin dicate to the Republican party of the nation his pre tension of absolute control of the political operations Therefore it in his state and surrounding country. likely that the Democracy will suffer not only seems betrayal once more, but rank humiliation. Some of the Salt Lake newspapers and politicians opposed to the church seem to think that Joseph F. Smith will keep a Democrat in the mayoralty of Salt Lake in order to justify the maintenance of democratic organization, and they argue that as he selected Morris he will do so again. But the once conditions are different today from those which ex At that time Frank Knox, isted four years ago. Gentile and Republican, was very repugnant to the Mormon heirarchy. Today Dr. Charles G. Plummer, Gentile and Republican, is very acceptable to the Mormon heirarchy, and may be a more available candidate than a Mormon would be. be assured that all of the Mormon church strength will be thrown to the candidacy of Charles G. Plum Republican, and that the Democracy of Salt It seems to mer, Lake is to once more drink the bitter cup. It was the intention of the church two years ago when there were three tickets in the field, American, Republican and Democratic, to elect the Republican candidate, William J. Lynch. Morris at that time represented as now, the church choice within the Democratic party. Lynch was a weak candidate, and on election day, finding that he was running be hind on his ticket, the church transferred bodily its large mass of pliant voters to the Democratic col umn to beat the American candidate. There has been much change since that time; and it is no longer necessary to rely upon the personal popular ity of Morris. Plummer is as strong a candidate as any Gentile could be, and the church has had two years to prepare its Democratic voters to slump to the Republican candidate. Last year the local De mocracy of Salt Lake cast approximately 4000 votes. It is questionable if, in this municipal election Morris will get more than 4000. In such case the race will probably show : Bransford, American, first ; Plum mer, church Republican, second, and Morris, church Democrat, third. The Democracy will have fulfilled once more the ignoble purpose of its present main tenance under ecclesiastical election ; it will have held itself together as an aid to the Smoot church Republican party; and it will have added one more dishonor as well as defeat to its record. However, we are brought at this point to a some what sardonic pause by the consciousness that no mere outside observer can be quite sure of the Mor mon church purpose until that purpose is revealed by the event. Under the cover of a promise to Dr. Plummer, the Republican candidate, and a pretended devotion to his candidacy, the church may be merely intending to give Mr. Morris a chance to demonstrate to the world a personal popularity, carefully induced by secret instructions ; or it may be merely intending to capture the City Council of Salt Lake, thereby nullifying the effects of an American party victory in case of the election of an American party mayor. Indeed there are not wanting indications that the lat ter is their real intent, regardless of the fate of both Plummer and Morris; since the church leaders, dom inating the local political machine, have succeeded in effecting fusion of Democrats and Republicans in various wards in Salt Lake, making of these heredi tary enemies political bed-fellows, at the behest of the church, in order to secure the election of the church city councilmen. That there can be any question of the event in Salt Lake City is the highest tribute to the evil sa gacity of the Mormon leaders. Salt Lake is essen tially Gentile in its population ; it has multiplied numerically and financially under the impetus of Gentile citizenship ; its future is dependent upon Gentile domination. Under these circumstances, and with the full consciousness that the eyes of the nation are upon Salt Lake, one would think that the Gentiles would rally around the American party, and that no man or woman not a slave to the Mor mon church, would be wanting for the American cause when the roll shall be called on election day. Out In the Open. (Goodwin's Weekly.) Just why the Republicans—i. e., the Mormon church—have switched from underground, gum-shoe work to a daylight game in this year's race is past comprehension for the ordinary mortal. Nothing short of a revelation will unravel the mystery. It is now certain, however, that the church is to fight in the open. Already preparations have practically been completed for the appointment of a committee of five "non-partisans" by the bishop in each Mor mon ward in town, and these committees will make house to house canvasses, urging that Plummer be supported. The trick has been long expected by the Americans, but it was not believed that it was com ing so soon. How much older is your sister than you, Johnny?" I don't know. twenty, and iiqw she's eighteen, twins."—Trefnis. .. She used to be twenty-two, then We'll soon be u 4 I've nobody to insure my life Leave me alone, for. I'm a childless man. 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