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|Article Title||Progressives and Democrats Fuse on Ticket|
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PROGRESSIVES AND DEMOCRATS FUSE ON TICKET Allies Again Unite Forces and Agree on Nominations Nomina-tions for Salt Lake County Offices. HANCHETT NAMED FOR COMMISSIONER Armstrong, Olson and Walton Wal-ton Head Legislative Candidates of Combined Com-bined Parties. Democratic-Progressive County Ticket. For senators: W. W. ARMSTRONG-," Democrat. C. L. OLSON, Democrat. WESLEY K. WALTON, Progressive. For representatives: JOSEPH Or. BYWATEK, Democrat. MRS. DAISY C. ALLEN, Democrat. MRS. ELIZABETH J. HAYWARD, Democrat. R. W. YOUNG, JP.., Democrat. ROBERT E. CTJRRIE, Democrat. J. W. M 'KINNEY, Democrat. CHARLES M. HECKER, Democrat. J. T. RALEIGH, Progressive. DR. GRACE STRATTON-AIREY, Progressive. THOMAS P. PAGE, Progressive. For commissioner, four-year term: LAFAYETTE HANCHETT, Democrat. Demo-crat. ' ; For commissioner, two-year term: JOSEPH L. LINDSAY, Democrat. For clerk: THOMAS HOMER, Democrat. For sheriff: JOHN 3. CORLESS, Progressive. For attorney: RICHARD HARTLEY, Democrat. For treasurer: R. C. NAYLOR, Progressive. For assessor: A. H. PARSONS, Progressive. For recorder: G. H. ISLATJB, Democrat. For auditor: M. C. rVERSON, Democrat. For surveyor: R. E. L. COLLIER, Democrat. City Ticket. For city judges: ' JOHN F. TOBIN, Democrat. W. H. WILKINS, Democrat. For justices of the peace: HUGO B. ANDERSON, Democrat. F. B. SCOTT, Progressive. For constables: THOMAS FOWLER, Progressive. A. J. COPE, Democrat. In the face of an aggravating minority mi-nority in both parties, tliu Democrat and Progressives of Salt Lake county assembled in separate conventions yesterday yes-terday and named fusion county and legislative tickets. The fusion extended extend-ed even to the minor offices of the Salt Lake City precinct, but not, in so far as has been reported, to the county precincts. A comparatively small number of the Democratic delegates took exceptions to the proposed fusion, but their opposition opposi-tion was vigorous while it lasted. Onco voted down llic discontented proceeded to take an active and enthusiastic part in the deliberations of the convention ami pledged a hearty support to 1ho entire ticket. The Progressive minority that opposed op-posed fusion was not so amiable. Some of the. leaders of the opposition movement.' move-ment.' bolted the Bull Moose convention an. a few additions In the G. O. P. may be expected in the not far distant future. Democrats Are Pleased. Aside from frequent spirited debates, precipitated with a view to protecting the best interests of the Democratic party in general and the fusion ticket of the county and state in particular, everything was lo cly in the Demn. crritic camp and the delegates an-noun-'d themselves lat nicht as highly high-ly pleaded witli the result of an arduous ar-duous day's work. The one announced idea of the convention was to select the strongest men availablo for rverv office, with a wholesome regard for the prrper di.-tribution of the offices between the city and the countv districts. dis-tricts. The work of the I lemocrn t ic pnrrv in the ration iir.d in Suit l.;ike cnmitv (luring (lur-ing the admniiM rat ions now drawing to :t clue were set up by the convention as standards of efri, ien.-v. and anv mention men-tion of the names of President 'Wood-row 'Wood-row Wilson or Simon Kamhorcer. ;ien,o- (Coutinued on Page Seven.)'' FUSION TICKET IS NOMINATED li THECQUNTY Democrats and Progressives Progres-sives Finally Reach an Agreement and Make Their Selections. (Continued from Page One.) cratic gubernatorial nominee, was tlie signal for an enthusiastic demonstration. demonstra-tion. Some Rough Spots. The convention was not all roses; no really live convention is. jivery .halt hour or so some proposition was presented pre-sented that brought hoods of argument and oratory and very emphatic and consistent thumping of the chairman's gavel, but ont-e the matler was disposed dis-posed of the convention proceeded merrily mer-rily on its way. It may have been that some of the speakers were mere I v getting in trim for the campaign, but if they arc not afflicted with sore throats and Chairman II. L. Mnllincr is not suffering from a soro arm this morning there need be nn fear of such troubles during lie next two months. Despite the calm atmosphere that had surrounded the candidates for many ot the offices prior to the convention There were comparatively few o dices except those allotted to the Progressives that were not the objects of the keenest competition. The most exciting of the contests was that, for Inng-term county commissioner. Two strong men in the city Lafayette Hanchett and Harney B. Cninii along with other candidates, were pitted against each other, and three hotly contested ballots were, necessary neces-sary to decide the question. .Mr. Hanchett Han-chett finally won out. Discussion Is Keen. A proposed change in the order of business, the placing of the nomination of tlie legislative ticket ahead of the county ticket, also furnished some keen arguments. Some of the party leaders j stated on the convention floor that the J nomination of strong and ellicieuf. candidates can-didates for the legislature was far more important than the nomination of the county ticket. The county delegates favored the nomination of the legislative legis-lative ticket first and the city ticket iat because it gave t hem an opportunity oppor-tunity to get started for home a few hours earlier, and their solid vote brought about the change. There was scarcely a point that was debatable that was "not debated. The delegates declared that they did not. wish to be arbit ra ry or contrary, but that t liev want (Mi every question in which the slightest doubt was expressed ex-pressed th resiled out on the convention floor and settled for once and all with a view to working in unity through the ca m paii! n. The 1 tcmoi-ra tic convent ions were j held at the Auditorium. whib the Lull j Moosers convened during the day at I the Knights of Pythias hall. The night se-ion was held at the city and county 1 building because the Knights of Pythias I had occasion 1o use the hall themselves ! a f ter 7 o 'clock. IMuIIir.er Is Honored. t foil r: ! v Oh; i irman H. McmTunhall ; cat the I h iiii'd'H l i o'm t y on vent ion .id nnlt-r at Jl o'clock, ilircw a fr-w clial-V-nces into the t'-dh of the Republicans in lli- wny of c.;sl;i lion ft in t-wi ly con-Krei-s ij':Kt i lie Wilson administration and (Introduced H. I... Mulfiiier as temporary chriirin;ui. IOhn irnui n Mulliiif-r acrepfid the burden, announced tj:;n he had a, k note to sound at iho proper time. Put fii'pt proceeded pro-ceeded to et the eon en t i"ti con sn;i I ;oi s hu.v wlih a view to epeditinu tiie vn ,c of im day. The plaToim commit u e a ppoi li I ed si me time ao by Ooui.i y Ohainnan M endenha 11 was raffled by the convention and instructed to '-t to work, i This cot n mil tee wa1; cumpo.-ed of I,. ;. ( Mart inau. Jr.. ciiairuian: Stephen i.. ; f:ic!mrds. T. T. Hut iom. Mrs. 1 :ii::;ibrt h Havward. Mrs. P. !i. Rfid. 1. 1?. i:ans. rr.mk H. Steidiens. A. .1. bt-r and J. I joins Plrow n. Junius a recess of fi-e niiiiutrs the 'a-rious 'a-rious precincts ard war is sole -ted ihfl other two committees, which were made up as follows: Orod.cn ' ia Is f. 1 ( . C'a rP sn ipt. K. Howa n. S. ). Thunt.an. II. .1. Kiu-ciaid, Jo!m Hansen and Oeore (lavdner. J'eruianent ore a n iza t inn and order of business B. Y. M nsser. A. H. Giauque, Perlcy A. Hill. Samuel A. K'.nz. S. R. Thurmaii. D. . Moffat and W. 10. lOnnis. Gives Keynote Address. These eomndllees hIso were started at work, after wlihdi Ciiairiiian Mulliner spoke in part as follows; The constitution is tbe fundamental law of the state. It should he sacred to every puhlic servant elected to office. of-fice. Furthermore, lecishitor;; are required re-quired to and do take an oath thaL they will uphold and sustain the constitution. con-stitution. Hut contrary to this oat'n and to tlie people's law. I he Rcpnl -li'-an party, throusb Its leadership and through Its leislatois. seated us one of its number a member of t'.T Idaho lectslature. Tins in order to pive this party a majority of the vote of that assembly. It is impossible io eoneei'e a more serious piece of political po-litical perfidy. When the liquor law camebefoi the house it was referred to the committee com-mittee on manufactures and commerce. com-merce. The chairman of this committee com-mittee was the Renlleman unlawfully seated by the house. Tlie bill was held In "this committee during most of the time that the legislature was in session. It then went to the sen a t e, and after its passage, was held up hy the president of tlie senate so that it eotjid not he presented to the executive ex-ecutive in time to require action upon his part before the adjournment of tlie legislature. The governor was not alone responsible re-sponsible for the failure of his part-. to respond to the wishes of the majority ma-jority of the people in the mailer of this legislation, lie acted consisientl with members r.f the nouse and of the senate, and with the management manage-ment of the Republican party, and in harmony with its mtnurte upon the question all along. He is no more responsible re-sponsible for the. close relation between be-tween the liquor interests nf Oils state, and the Republican Party, and has received no more of the benefits from this relation than has the senior sen-ior senator from this state and other persons prominent in his party. Declared Infamous. Speaking for myself. I recird the attempt to accept all the benefits from this support and then cast tin odium of it upon one man as an infamous piece of political treachery. In Halt Lake county we have an illustration il-lustration of the responsiveness of our party lo the will of tnt people. The administration in t his comity durin:; the year and a half just passed hay been carried nn by seven VrncressP e 1 temocrats and three Republicans. Two of these Republicans, il is true, obtained their positions by false political po-litical pretensep. They otd not fool the He i nor ra tic convent ion alone ; they fooled the great majority of the voters of lids county hi this 'respect. They, however, have neen true to the standards of their party. Tlie other Republican is a hold -over commissioner commis-sioner under a four-year term. He cannot be regularly gotten rtd of until un-til about the tirst of January. 1017. Having been in a position to observe the administration during this year and a half at closely, perhaps, as anyone, I slate t he fact when I sa v that 07 per cent of all the difiieult-.es and lOfr per cenl of the political trickery trick-ery and extravagances in the administration admin-istration of Halt lke county during this time are attributable dlroeily to these three members of the Republican Repub-lican part. v. It is. only fair to stale t hat ot her count y officers have been hampered, heckled and embarrassed by the majority of the countv commission com-mission during the wboie of this time. It is true that other county officers have appeared in some of ihe difticul-ties difticul-ties that have arisen there. It. wilt be seen upon investigation that when they have done so it nas neon to resist re-sist an unlawful expenditure of money or in some manner appear in the interests in-terests of clean and economical administration. ad-ministration. Democrats Praised. It. cannot be denied that tin; eon-duct eon-duct of county business, in so far as it has been In the hands of the seven Progressive Democrats, has been uniformly uni-formly courteous, imparl ial. et licien t and economical. In ihe county ol lices there has been a substantial decrease in the Cost of maintenance. have one Demoera t lc commission er, who will hold over for tlie next two yours, and the only way that harmony can be obtained, if harmony is desired, is by electing two more Democrats to serve wit h him. An example of the Improved conditions condi-tions in the county offices in tlie interest in-terest of tlie penple of tlie county is shown by the fact hu in the recorder's record-er's of lice the work is bei rig done more promptly and efficiently by twenty-live clerks than previously It was done with t hirt v-ci ght. Think of it, thirteen unnecessarv employees were maintained in ibis office at public pub-lic expense when tlie whole wok of the ofliee requires the services of only twenty-live people! And the man who employed them, after being defeated once, was yesterday renominated. The clerk's of lice, ope rat ing n I a decreased expense, is also looking nf:er Ihe coun'v library, wheie an attempt at-tempt was made to appoint a librarian at SIMili per year. lie has ulso inaugurated in-augurated a s v.st em of furnishing printed calendars ami has adopted other efficient means of serving the puhlic. The public has never had anywhere, a more eonscienl Ions and eflicient servant than the pres"n I couti ly surveyor. sur-veyor. TU'cause of his insistence that road building he done in this county in a proper way, he has been kept out of service in that department and tlie people deprived nf the benefit of bis eflicieney. lie has renionu merit ed a la rge portion of the countv wit hou f cost to the proper 1 y owners, has placed the districts anlacent to tit" citv upon a datum plane uniform with that of Ihe city, and has pro idod a compile set of plats living full information in-formation as to t ! lo-a rion of high -wa ys, ra il road s. ca na Is and wa tcr-courses tcr-courses within the county, as well aw oilier i n for in a linn of very g rea l i m-port. m-port. two to tiie people The last sesP,n of on r slate legis-la legis-la t lire enact ed leg is! a t j..n i equii ing the assessment af its full value of alt property wt'lii:: I lie siaP-. except ruining ruin-ing prnpcrlv. Onder lids legislation tlie work of the emmrv .". sesr'nr h;rs be.-n arduous, bul 1lu- duller of that ofliee ha v been performed with th" strictest honcsly and fairness. It Is inevitable that indp idual instances of slb-'ht inequality utnv hav occurred. What we are Inle'csK-d In as owners of residence piopertv In this r-n'tiitv ' Is that business property, mininc propert y, ni 1 1 w;( v proper I v and other properties of this kind which prodm e revenue shall not he :) messed upon a lower basis t iiau our Homes are as-sc-sed upon. 1 f our a S'-oss'-cenl s a re made upon a fair and uniform basis and the business of the enun I y ia a.im Inlb-tered Inlb-tered by a board of Democratic countv coun-tv commissioners from tUe standpoint of the com m-in ':oo.l. taxes In this conn l v must in ihe end te ma tori a 1-ly 1-ly reduced. The present assessor raised the a s'-c ss men t on the Ring-ham Ring-ham A- Dartb-M railway from ?r,L'.""..O0n to Sr.,r.4'i.uiiu. which lina assessment was not disproportionate to tlie villus of this- properly, though an increase nine times Its value. Hot Springs property, in (lie north- (Continued on Page Eleyen.) ISI TICKET IS NOMINATED II TOUNTY Democrats and Progressives Progres-sives Finally Reach an Agreement anil Make Tjieir Selections. (Continued from Page Seven.) . ,-rti part of the county, held for specn-Wtive specn-Wtive purposes, whs increased hv li (ti from L'5a to JtO.nOO. Property of the oii rerhieiies within this comity was ufre4S?l from $7000 to ? 1 46.000, and j;irim!lted hy the owners to be fairly assessed at the latter ritrure. You can ipe that if this work goes on and the jsepfor is given time in which to work out tills problem wo shall have a fairer assessment and a consequent reduction in taxation as to the great bfiv of property. 19 Omitting the county attorney, 'ot rour-se, ood things might also be said of the other Progressive Democratic i:ipmers of the county administration. 1 anfflce It to say tliat this part of the r , administration has been impartial and In the Interests of all the people. -" Tliore has been a fundamental detect de-tect in the administration of public affaire hy the Republican party in tjs state and county, and 1 want to impress upon your minds what It is. Our p.iblie affairs have been adminis-'ireVl adminis-'ireVl from the viewpoint of the politician poli-tician and not from the viewpoint of public service; upon the potty hasis oj individual favoritism and not upon i he broad hasis of public good. Enforcement of Law. Our laws are enforced. If at all. upon the. theory that the criminal element, of the community must not he of-fnvfed of-fnvfed and their political support ;,'ienated. It iS reasoned that the unal! but active groups of interested parties, political grrfiers and criminals, crim-inals, who are constantly seeking fa-vnrs, fa-vnrs, have the power io aefeat public 1 officials if these favors are not grunted. grunt-ed. Tliat is the secret of our failure to get good government. It is conservative con-servative to say that 40 per cent of i: our public expenditures could be saved If the affairs of our cities, counties and of the state were administered frr,ni the standpoint of the general ' fioc-d rather than from the antiquated Mundpoint of individual favoritism. We need .lust such a business administration ad-ministration of st:i te affairs as the Honorable Simon Bamberger is capa-ble capa-ble ,f giving. We have no right to ppect a hit;! order of efficient service "i from an ndminifitrative officer unless he has been trained as a business man and an executive. , Debate Is Precipitated. ; When Chairman Mulliner finished the ; icvpote address Chairman C. IT. Carl-'liiisti Carl-'liiisti of the credentials committee an-Lmmced an-Lmmced that he was ready with his re-(rt. re-(rt. Everything was regular in the line of credentials, oxeept in district No. 26. f jri.1 matters there had been satisfactorily ; 3'ij'isted. The report was adopted with-. with-. ii'ii opposition. The report of the committee on perma-. perma-. ncr.t organization and order of business '-Ho wed, in which it was recommended ( the temporary officers of tile eon-i eon-i vf-ntlon no made permanent, but a debate 1 'n? precinituted as to the order of busl-'Vr busl-'Vr '!? '",ie ai'rant-enient ,nr the naming of i con nty and city offices was not ques-tbneri, ques-tbneri, hut there was a strenuous oblee-Hon oblee-Hon to the order of the legislative ticket, , wiileh was placed between the county ., flr.d city nominations. The opposition won . liie amument and the legislative noinlna-nn noinlna-nn were placed at the head of the. list. . j-ol!owhi - the permanent organization, H. ! I. Mu'liner was named as permanent 'iairmii of the con vent ions and Henry " Moyle. permanent secretary. Die platform committee was not as ac-., ac-., 'i-e as the other two committees, and 'p not ready to report when the order ' business liad been decided. While wait-"5 wait-"5 frr the report, County Chairman B. - Mendenhall was requested to present ' the convention the progress of nego- 'iitions with the Bull Mooscrs with ref- ren?e to fusion. Report Is Presented. - He presented the following report and ' -larted another argument: After various negotiations and rare-i rare-i "'li consideration of the proposition from all angles, the Democratic coun-j coun-j ty committee makes the following M recommendation to the county convention: con-vention: That the convention oon- - cede to the Progressive county con-,, con-,, tntlon the nomination of the offices of-fices of sheriff, assessor, treasurer, . ie gonator, tliree representatives to - hie lower house of the legislature, and that the committee will recommend ,f t lie Salt .Lake Citv precinct con- ;; pinion that it concede to the Progressives the nomination of one Justice of t he peace, one constable '", for the Salt Lake City precinct. The county committee recommends I Ht the Democrat it; convention in-fors? in-fors? tlie nominat Ions o made by re Progressives, providing the Progressive Pro-gressive party will and does agree ;.. Prior to such indorsement to place t'ld Democratic. Wilson electors on ;. their Progressive ticket, and that they iiwlrirse and ratify the Democratic Mate, congressional, judicial, county ' "'l precinct tickets in their entirety s nominated by the respective Penio-f Penio-f '!Htlt: conventions, and will further .-! V-roft that eampnlmi contributions of a,l candidates nominated by both par-'e par-'e on the two th'keta be put into a ''i'i'l to he expended under the direc-of direc-of the Democratic, county eom-. eom-. t'i't;oe. co-ope rut Ins: with- the. Pro-m Pro-m ve county committee. Kay S. Kennerof IMnt;li;un opposed nny- II '"r (hat looked like . fusion, and inci-9 inci-9 ";itJily opposed the adoption of the re- roars am D, l,:n)lT.,,ir tj,.k.-. ,r,M Mlf,r. J'"1" tll:'n il ii"ft hi tho .o.iniv "Ii'ts, An !iiif!ii.l va ma.le In lav ihf rnorl on the lubw, hut il failJ. 'Thi-ti ri h..i;; (tlHy in jftioti u.on it iv;i:-iiSfBll. iv;i:-iiSfBll. but this also went ch.wn to .le-H'tit .le-H'tit and a f?( tenuoos iidlf-ituui s oenate otistioii. Tho de'iatc was Itttorruptf-.i at interval? or aoout the niii.iitfs bv certain ric-it a!is "ho Itari lieEUn to fr.fl tins vail of the "".er inan at.d vunsistcnUv ir.;roducvi mot nns to tt. ws until 1 o vlork. But airmail Muliinor refused to entertain Mich a proposition until the matte; before the iiciise I in J heen settled. Whether it was fatigue or Ininuer or hotli the delegates dele-gates opposed to fusion finaliv subsided long enot.iih to permit the question to be Put to a vote, and the report was adopted by an overwhelming majority. Then the motion to reiess until 2 o'clock was entertained en-tertained and carried. But the lighting spirit prevailed wdien me atternoon session began. During the recess tile Progressives sent a committee to confer with the Democrats on the proposed pro-posed fusion and asked that a similar committee com-mittee be appointed bv the Democrats to conduct negotiations. One belligerent suggested sug-gested that Instead of a committee a messenger be appointed, but this was loted down and the committee appointed as requested. The committee was made up ot v. Mendenhall. chairman: Arthur Ar-thur .McFtrlunle. A. .1. f'ope s R Tliur-man Tliur-man and K. r. Howe. The Progressive committee comprised W. W. Barton. T. P. Pt'Se, ii. YV. Airey, Emil g. Lund and A. r. Moon. Democratic Platform. With this matter disposed of Chairman 1. u. Marti r.t-a it. Jr.. of the platform committee, announced that the commit-.tee commit-.tee a report was ready. It follows: The Democratic partv, in countv convention assembled, adopts the fol-lowins fol-lowins declarations in order that the people of Salt Lake county may not only icalize the achievements wrought by two j ears of Democratic administration admin-istration in this county, but also that they may be apprised of the policv to which the party is committed for further fur-ther conducL of countv and state affairs. af-fairs. Never in its entire historv lias this nation been more respected, more powerful, more progressive or more prosperous than it is today, and we are proud to indorse unreservedlv the administration of Wood row Wilson. As citrzens of Utah, we rejoice that, in these times of prave responsibilities responsibili-ties in national affairs, the Hon. James H. Mays lias given his alert, enersetic and wise support to the president of the Tnited States. We Indorse the platforms adopted at the Memocratic national and state conventions. Karnostly desiring that these principle:?! be made effective, w'e pledge our unqualified support to every declaration therein. We rail special attention to those declarations in the state platform favoring the initiative and referendum, referen-dum, a public utilities commission, and prohibition, and we pledge our legislative candidates to secure the passage of these measures, and we pledge our county candidates to the impartial, rigid and vigorous enforcement enforce-ment of the prohibition law and all other laws. Comparison Welcomed. We welcome a comparison of our record in Salt Tako county with thai of any other administration. We are proud of the increased efficiency acquired ac-quired in county business, with the result that more work has been done with less money; that the public records, surveys and maps are now more a valla hie for public use than cer before; that crime has been energetically ener-getically sou gin out and suppressed ; that public money has been carefully -and honestly expended. We believe the people of this county and state are entitled to know the principles underlying any party's claim for preferment at tho polls, and, therefore, we pledge our. candidates tu the following declarations: We favor a thoroughgoing business administration of county affairs,, and to this end recommend the budget' system sys-tem of expenditure of county funds and the selection of countv under-emptoy?es. under-emptoy?es. so far as practicable, by ! . civil service. We favor a thorough reorganization -of tlie method of handling county funds iit order that public moneys may he deposited safely at interest, in order that the official bond of the treasurer may be more nearly proportionate propor-tionate to the risk involved, with the premium thereon paid by the county, and in order that there may he at once greater safety to the public and more flexibility in the securing of county credit. Co-operation Favored. "We favor the enactment of laws I providing for greater co-operation be-i be-i tween city and county units of government gov-ernment for their joint benefit, particularly par-ticularly with reference to the safeguarding safe-guarding ot water supply and affording afford-ing protection against loss by fire in county districts. . With tlie 'view of eliminating deV. lays and reducing the cost of administration admin-istration of justice, we favor a careful care-ful reformation of tlie civil and probate pro-bate ."Ode of the state, the reorganization re-organization of the petty courts of the state and tlie increase of their jurisdiction. juris-diction. We favor tlie institution of n public defender, who shall, as an officer of justice, represent impecunious defendants defen-dants In criminal suits. W'e do ma nd a law making it a criminal offense for any arresting officer of-ficer io faii to notify any prisoner of his enns'Jtutioiial right that he need not test if v against him self: for any peace officer to use "third degree" or other hrutnl methods in the handling of prisoners; or for any jailer to refuse re-fuse any prisoner the right to communicate com-municate witluuit delay with counsel of the prisoner's own choosing. We favur a unification of the offices of prosecuting al torneys to the end that justice may bo more speedy, economical and sure. W'e deplore the utter inadequacy of the pres. -nt law on desertion nnd neglect of wives nnd minor children. In" lieu thereof, we favor h statute which wilt bring into court all problems prob-lems of nomcslic relations where such problems ma y be swiftly, harmoniously harmoni-ously and justly settled. For Flection Reforms. W'e advocate an amendment of the election taws ihat wil! curtail to a reasonable amount trie pciitures of all e.i it dates for office a frd of all political con.mii ' ees; that id make ft a criminal offense l employ paid voi iters either on registration da s or at the polls, or to birr automobiles or vehicles of any kind to transport vuters to the polls unless such voters be sick Oi ur.Hblc to walk. W'e indorse t he dee Lira t ion of the state plaform in favor of a workmen's work-men's compensation act, acd pledge our candid; VS to th-- lecislaf are to refuse to support am nvas'rre under ihat cuise unless it will f'.dly and fairlv protect vorkii'.gmcn. W'e favor a more liberal exemption of wases from eccnt;on. ;ii;ii.-'!inont ami :;ar:iis;mient. and demand that the pres'-vit garnishment law oc modified. modi-fied. . W'e fav'T, so tar as practicable, an eiiiht-hour day and one day's .rest In :jven. W'e favor :i law wbi h v ill prevent the empb' a out by private im erects of depitv sheriffs hs nrmrd gun'Ms. The -iciioii of rrvsahn; Wiin;i and a pemo'-rniic conu ess i;-. scur;:;:: the ,v..;d' c "f the Ad. i aison mil. ard thus p'n-v.Mi'inc the t ea ; cn.-d sf ke of railroad me:; moot:? witu our cirnji and ini'tualifiod approval.. .Regarding Taxation. TmrlPii t I"i c past lew rars the Pm"1oji" of taxation hi tins s'aie has siadiiv u creased. W e believe t he present laws of the state. uu.y?t.-rvt uu.y?t.-rvt tic ir and ocrc i vc In t .;! i ,') thev .io noi provide h-.ius : vly for tlie disccerv of pcrsf-n pror-t!'cv pror-t!'cv do not pro ,.;e nrorc--.n:;,nd.ir.l5 oi assessm.-nt. at-d - M.ev Ptablish methods of collrcr.cn an.-! adinirdsttatioTi w!-'. r. aiv ii.v :-;-.u inclTicient. If c!e. ted, we ;c :co the 1 'finrcM t i party to t tie reform vt t'tali's pi't-s. nt tH uifiiio'.'s, and to l -if. pa.-i-p at fii' b laws as wili !i ;iUc .ill i ro p..-ft y a i id a'd persons wit nin t'nc state contribi.ie their just pro-port pro-port iun to the expenses of go', em-mem. em-mem. -No suiTicitrot rffnri tins hen1 1 of ore been T-naa" to fitni a nd protect the natural, historic and archeological resources re-sources of Utah. W'e believe the. tirpe has come when the state should lake - ' the proper steps io discoer and conserve con-serve its natural resoun es, so tliat they may not be wantonly wasted or made inaccr srdale through avarice or j Ignorance; and to seek and preser e historic, . ;u ideological ar.d s'ientif:c wonders, in winch o.t state abounds. W e denounce t he Kepuhlican pa rt y for ils years of unfulfilled promises for tied better protection and propagation propa-gation of the fisli and game of Utah. W'e. pledge our nominees, both legislative legis-lative nnd county, to enact and enforce en-force su.di laws as will afford ample protection and care for tlie fish and game of Utah. Good Roads Law Demanded. We demand an honest good roads law, which will prevent the waste of public funds in clerk hire and office expenses, ami will provide scientific and permanent improvement of our highways. To this end we particularly particu-larly recommend a law which will place county road-building under the engineering department in each county, W'e further pledge our dr legates le-gates to the legislature to vote for such a pnropriation as will make available avail-able for public hiahways tiie funds provided for tiie state of Utah by the present Democratic national administration. admin-istration. We favor the municipal ownership of public utilities. We deplore the dangerous inadequacy inade-quacy of our sanitary laws, and demand de-mand a more thoroueh-going inspection inspec-tion of factory, workshop, mine and home. We" favor, in addition to the foregoing fore-going specific declarations, such other progressive measures as will make governmiiit more responsive to the needs of the people, and to this end we invite the co-operation and support sup-port of ail forward-looking citizens. Favorably Received. With the exception of the paragraph which referred to the prevention of employment em-ployment by private interests of deputy sheriffs as armed guards, the comr.rit-tee's comr.rit-tee's report was favorably received.' Two of the delegates opposed vine paragraph on the ground tliat corporations cor-porations and private Interests should he given the protection ,of such officers in times of strike or other disturbances, in order to prevent the wanton destruction of life and property. This brought a reply from E. A. Johnson, John-son, who declared that instances had been known whore corporations had incited labor troubles and property dest merlon to gain their own ends, and therefore forfeited for-feited any right they had to protection from the police officers of tlie community. A short, but liea ted debate ensued, in which it was set forth that it was not the purpose of the platform or of the convention to den v to corporations tlie same protection that it afforded to the people in general, but that it did oppose the subsidizing of the police officers of the county. by putting such officers on the payrolls of tiie corporations as armed guards. The report finally was adopted and the nom i nation of the legislative ticket was taken up. Rawlins Declines. Although there had been consistent rumors ru-mors thy t Joseph L. Rawlins, former United states senator, had consented to have his name appear before the convention conven-tion for a place on the state senatorial ticket, tiis name was not presented. It was rerorred that Mr. Rawlins had declined de-clined to accept the honor, which undoubtedly un-doubtedly would have gone to him without with-out opposition. Instead Dr. Mat tie Hughes Cannon, W. W. Armstrong, C. L. Qlson, L. R. Martineau, Sr., and Roger W. Powers were submitted for the action of the convention, and Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Olson 'were chosen on the hrst ballot. The vote was: Armstrong, ; Olson, SHI l-; Mrs Cannon, 1 S2 1-6 ; Powers, 70 -3 ; Martineau, Mar-tineau, 3S. Eighteen Are Named. Eighteen names were submitted to the convention for nomination for t he lower houKc of the legislature. From this number num-ber seven nominees were to be selected, three members of the lower house having been conceded to th Progressives. A motion mo-tion was carried providing that the seven persons- receiving tie highest number of votes be accorded the nomination. The vote was cast hy districts and, on account ac-count of the large number of candidates, the balloting took up the greater part of tlie afternoon, and a recess was taken before the result of the ballot was announced. an-nounced. Joseph G. Bywater, representing the railroad men, received the highest number num-ber of votes, with Mrs. Daisy f Allen of Garfield running second. Tlie other nominees selected were Mrs. I r. J. Hay-ward, Hay-ward, "a member of the legislature; Robert Rob-ert l-Z. Currle and Charles M. .Meeker, representing the labor organizations of the city: R. W. Young. Jr., and J. VV. MeKinney. , Several of the candidates were not mentioned in connection with the race tor the lower house until placed in nomination nomina-tion on the convention door. Judge J. W. MeKinney was a xiark horse and stood seventh on the ballot, with W. j. Sloan ranked eighth. The result of the ballot was as follows: Result or Ballot. Joseph G. Hywater. 407; Mrs. Daisy C Allen, XiG'-: Mrs. H. J. Ha v ward. '27S; Robert K. Currie, 20-; ft. W". Young, Jr., 4; J. W. Melvinney. i Sti ; Charles M. Meeker, ; W. J. Jloan. ; r. Newman, lati1.!.; J. H. Wolfe. .iuos M. Turner. llL1: P. A. Miller, 130: John Hanson, Jr.. 11:14 ; Robert J. Shields, JM34; Arthur Welling, ltil ; Dan V. Col-iett, Col-iett, 35; Alfred Smiihim, 110; ft H. Std-douay, Std-douay, l'-iH1;. At the night session, before the result of the ballot foe representatives was announced, an-nounced, there was an agitation to amend the motion of the afternoon to provide that the winning candidates must have a majority of t'he votes cast before being declared a nominee. Judge McKlnn-v and Charley M. Meeker each lacked a few votes of having a. majority and, after scanning the proposed ticket a few moments, mo-ments, the agitators agreed that it would he difhcult to make a bet tor selection, and the matter was dropped. The nomination of county commissioners commission-ers was tiie lir.st action' taken bv the county convention. With a view to facilitating fa-cilitating tec business of the convention, a. motion vss in t rod need providing that hot li commissioners be na m ed at 010 e. toe candidate receiving the hiirhcst number num-ber of votes to i-e 1 he nominee for the four-year term and the second highest to be the nominee ;'or tlie two-yea r term. Tiie oVlega I es from the . ount v districts outside tiie oily obj.-cted st renuouslv to this proposition on the ground icat tiie. shorl-i'Tm cantidate shoull come from the county d:si rlct t to offset the nond -nation of Ceoi -e T. Sharp by (he Republican Repub-lican convention. Ilanchett Wins. The million was ..;ed down and tlie 1 otnintsflioiitrs were voted bu sepai'a tel v. For th" .'our-vrar term the ii;,ui"s o; J.a-faverie J.a-faverie lUncheit. tirnev H. cjainn. W. H. lluches and John Hoilv wee presi-nt-'d. The rlrs; bailor rcsi::.-d in r,o fi.ohe, ij'imn beins: hih man with lf'-d. 1 late he 1 1 w;i? se-or.d wi 1 a 1 7;-;. Mopev tbi:-d with IK'i a:-.d l!ui:i:-'S fourth with 1 Mr. H imhes wit "i 1 ew bjs name on te e'ond ba'.t.d and pra c: Vn 1 i - ., i1;J s'-Ptiit .1 and some of Hod-'-v's wen; to H.in.'hett. the vo: e hem- Mam hrt. iliiti. 1 D 11.-. . m?i l';t v.-ei t r.a-n- oii tl'C tiiii.t b".;:ot. d 1 -. i i et i -i.j. 1 ' :':-um both Ociim a n Mn'i.-v T:;e r;t al b.-i'do; was: h,, ' '-;; -,'.-Q-mn. 2:-i,: Mo'lev. J!',. W ;.-!e X'.:c 'a;:o; vas heir emitted f-r tlie fee it-vcar roniniissunrr " : r.t Nebit; i"t rodi-.-e I a n.oti-ci a-kin:: th.,; i h1 '.o;in! conx'f n i ;oji n,,- i;t tic 1 eiv.c vat;-' stale co:r.m: ( : ee a r'iue--' th.r the Mm mon .-iinv! aut'Te-.;-., -c as'ei to L-rant th.- u-e of ;!;,- t ; v - ; -o Ic for !-.e ;r,e-.'it;g r.rvt w.-,?, vb.ich will be -oM-red bv ;;;a:n j r:.vnr( V-r. Nes'.iM set foit't tliat t;e , i,i,r. h aul hot-it ic s i.ad gra nte 1 ' .ie ;:so of the s:.ucH:ve to I he Rer..:bli. a ns op the o.-- "n?i"'i re" the -js!t of f.ovcrnoi- I'liar'es K. Huehes and sugtiestej that it was proper that ti.e s-:im privilege shoni.J be : e.t-ta:erl to tue Denioeiats on the oc a-j a-j sii'ru id' a ,isil of one of their national h-adci-s. Major A. S. King objected to the motion mo-tion on the ti r o 1 1 1 i that tl-.e Domoi'ra : ic star-. ,t,iy:n;;iiee bad the metier under consideration and was undecided whether tlie use of the tabernacle should be requested re-quested for the visit of Mr. Bryan or on the occasion of the visit of Senator Ollie James of Kentucky. But regardless of Mr. King's objection tiie motion was carried. car-ried. I B. W. Mendenhall, county chairman and chairman of the committee appointed to confer with the Progressives, took advantage ad-vantage of the ballot counting to make a report of the work accomplished. He reported re-ported that the proposition of tlie Democrats Demo-crats liad heen accepted by the county Progressives, except that they had insisted in-sisted tliat the clauses referring to the four Wiison electors being placed on the Progressive ticket and tlie ratification of James H. Mays for congress be stricken out. The Bull Moosers .of the county Insisted tliat it was not within their jurisdiction juris-diction to dictate to the congressional and state conventions, but agreed to recommend rec-ommend to tlie congressional convention and the Progressive state committee that such action be taken. When tiie two-year commissionership came up the county presented two candidates. can-didates. Joseph Ij. Lindsay of Taylors-vllle Taylors-vllle and X. P. Petersen of Granger. The I city delegates presented but one candidate. candi-date. George G. Smith. Mr. Lindsay was nominated hy a substa nt ial majority on the first ballot and the county men were happy. Tlie vote was Lindsay 27'), Petersen Peter-sen 115-"i and Smith dOS1. Throughout tlie preconvention activities activi-ties it had seemed tha t Thomas Homer would meet with no opposition for re-nomination re-nomination as county clerk, but two other candidates were sprung on the convention floor, Ben 8. Rives and Stella Connor. Despite the opposi Lion, however, how-ever, Mr. Homer was nominated by a heavy majority on the first ballot. Homer received ;;oi votes. Miss Connor 1 0 y and Rives SO. Although there was every indication that George II. Islaub would be renominated renomi-nated for county recorder, the name of J. I-f. Vlaslam was presented for the nomination. nomi-nation. Mr. Islaub was nominated on the first ballot by a vote of 321V& to lTGVj for Haslam. j Moroni C. Tverson, candidate for county auditor, was accorded tiie distinction of being tiie first candidate nominated by acclamation before the result of the ballot bal-lot was announced. H. S. Schofield opposed op-posed Mr. Iverson, but when the First municipal ward went solid for Mr. Iverson Iver-son Mr. Schofield withdrew his name and made a motion that Mr. iverson's nomination nomi-nation be made by acclamation. Only two names were presented for nomina tion for county attorney, Richard Hartley and Herbert Van Dam. Jr. Mr. Hartley was nominated on the first ballot by a vote of 304 to lfi;j. R. B. L- Collier was the only candidate for nomination for county surveyor and he was placed on the ticket bv acclamation. acclama-tion. By this time the convention had acquired ac-quired tlie declamation habit. When the names of the Candida tes nominated for the ticket were announced by Chairman B. W. Mendenhall of tlie affiliation committee, com-mittee, John S. Corless for sheriff. R. C. Xaylor for tieasurer, A. H. Parsons for assessor, Weslev K. Walton for the state senate, Thomas P. Pa ?e. J. T. Raleigh and Dr. (race Stratton-Airey for members mem-bers of the lower house of the legislature, legisla-ture, were indorsed by acclamation for the same offices on the Democratic ticket. With all the offices on tlie county and leci-tativt tickets fill--d. tlie county cop- entiOn Wvat t hroncb the us cat formalities formali-ties of 'HOoweriny tlie county committee commit-tee to not under cert a in conditions and adopting an emblem for the official ballot, and adjourned. The Salt lke City delegates convened at once for tiie purpose of nominating two city jud-rcs. ui;e justice of the peace and one const -ibb":. One nominee for justice of the pea -C and one nominee for con-stanle con-stanle had been granted the Progressives and their candidates. F. P.. Scott for justice jus-tice of the pta ? Hnd Thomas Fowler for constable, were indorsed unanimously. The city delegates also were in tlie acclamation ac-clamation mood and placed in nomination bv that method John F. To'oin and W. H. W ilk ins for city judges. Three 1n.1r.e3 were presented for justice of the peace Hugo Anderson, R. L. Meachan and W. J. Cowan. Anderson was nominated on the first ballot. The vote was, Anderson Ander-son 2ul. Cowan SO and Meachan (S3. When the candidates for the constable nomination were announced approximately approxi-mately half the delegates had departed for home. E. C. Lewis, C. J. Benson and A. .1. Cope were placed in nomination, and : Mr. Cope was chosen by a heavy ma- , jority. j Twocounty precincts also nominated! precln-" candidates during the day. Precinct Pre-cinct No. 10 nominated John C. Green for justice of the peace .vw "".-:. ..--.'--for constable. Precinct No. 11 nominated Andrew A. Bioru for Justice' of the peace 1 and Hyruni Larson for constable.