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Hi ! Voliiicctl Outlook 1 B'fl J' MULVEY VS. DAVIS. Hsu! Hji The Tribune of Friday morning contained a B 1 , ij scurrilous and vindictive attack upon Martin E. B I Mulvey, candidate for the council from the Fifth B j precinct. The assault on Mulvey is an attempt to B (! further the political aspirations of the present Re- B i(i publican companion of Bruce Johnson and his B ij 5,' chief lieutenant in the brothel district. B K This mendacious and unlicensed abuse of a H Jj j' public citizen whoso record as a city official is B si p without a blemish, calls for a comparison between B ' Mr. Mulvey and his Republican antagonist, be- B tween the successful business man and tax payer B 1 1 and the itinerant companion of known law B 'f ' breakers. B Martin E. Mulvey served the city as council- B man for two years. During that period he was B v one of the most progressive and respected mem- B' j bers of that body. Mr. A. J. Davis has served in B i ' ' the council for oVer two yearp, and during; that B - term can point to no single act in his official Bjj career which merits the commendation of any- Bii I 1 one save the boodlers and ward healers for whom H'i' f. he has secured political positions at the expense H ! ' of a decent and honest municipal administration. H j Mr. Mulvey is one of the heaviest tax payers in H the city and has lived in the municipality long H i before the man Davis ever invaded Utah. Mr. Hi Davis, so far as known, is not even a property Bh f holder in the city and the records do not show Hf ,j that he was ever guilty of paying a cent in taxes Bjfi In Salt Lake City. Bjjjfjf' Tho Tribune maliciously states that Mr. Mul- Bf til i vey s catering to the vote of the prostitutes of Biffjf Commercial street and that he was active in BT ! I bringing about the registration of that unwelcome Bjfgifi element. That is a statement so false that it H j !" would bring a blush to the brazen face of a door H:j mat thief. Mr. Mulvey has from the beginning H ' ' conceded the prostitutes and negroes of the ten- H j derloin to Mr. A. J. Davis, companion of Bruce H I Johnson, and is relying for his support on the re- Bi 1 5 ' spectable element of the part of the eastern por- ;; I' tion of the precinct. Further Mr. Mulvoy took no k, I,, 't hand whatever in that district on election day, K I I knowing that the votes in that section would go B li jL to the Commercial street nominee cZ Bruce John- B I';' f son' Hf f1 Tne. public will not be deceived by the un- llil I' scrupulous lying of the Kearns organ. They .will Rjjff I' not hesitate long to choose between a respectable H,J 'I and respected citizen and an associate of known KHii lawbreakers. They will not forget that Mr. Davis Elf v Represents" no interest in this community; that Bl i1' practically his sole political support is from the Js&M? basest and most vicious element in the municl- I-s pality; that a vote for him is practically a vote for Bruce Johnson, the notorious dive keeper, of whom Davis is tho companion and political secretary secre-tary in the Fifty-second district. These facts are submitted for the consideration considera-tion of the respectable olemenl in the Fifth precinct, pre-cinct, who by defeating Davis will administer a rebuke to tho most debauched, lawless and iniquitous iniqui-tous gang of political thugs tl at ever menaced and Infested a respectable community. H f- It is difficult for the mind mundane to fashion Bp Ik, a prognostication regarding who will be the victors BPff m in the election next Tuesday. B H II ' There has never been a time in the history of B M 1 the municipality when a political situation so com- B 9? j I plex has invited the careful consideration of the B m ; 1 voter and taxpayer. B H ' j The opposition among the Republican ranks to itho slate is based on the antagonism they feel to- I ward Hon. T. Kearns, the arch-manager of the j forces which carried the Republican ticket through n the primaries. The question is merely whether Republicans prefer a ticket dominated by Mr. Kearns or one which champions the retrogressive principles of Democracy and the chief factor of which is a member of the Mormon Church. There is decided and unequivocal opposition to the ticket among many Gentiles of influence and prominence. A forecast of the probable result must therefore be based on the question of how strong the sentiment behind these avowed opponents oppo-nents of the ticket really is. One fact in the present allignment stands out prominently. If the Republicans are triumphant in this campaign, It, will be in spite of the two fire-spurting fire-spurting organs of the senior Senator and not by reason of any assistance they have given in the present battle. They have been uniformly vicious, ferocious and unfair; they have black-guarded every man who has had the teirerity to object to tjie methods by which the ticket was nominated; they have scorned and villlfled rather than attempted at-tempted to pacify their opponents. The head of the Republican ticket should win because he is one of the mose progressive citizens in tho commonwealth. He probably will win. But there would have been no question of a victory for Mr. Knox had he been unallied with the senior sen-ior Senator, and if during the present campaign he had insisted upon entire silence on the part of those yowling whelps, the Tribine and the Telegram. Tele-gram. t fcv ufi The Democrats are without financial resources in the present campaign. They have not sufficient lucre with which to carry on the legitimate work of a campaign. They have worl.ed hard, but with ?, disrupted organization and bankruptcy glowering glower-ing upon them, they have been unable to do any really effective work. Consequently, if the Democratic Demo-cratic ticket is elected, the party of negation will have been placed in power by the Republicans, assisted unwittingly by the imbecilic organs of Mr. Kearns, and not because there is any widespread wide-spread sentiment in this community favorable to Democratic principles or policies. 5 w ? ' It is a menace and an assault Upon municipal decency that no convictions will hold before City Justice Diehl against the inmates or habitues of the disgusting dive of the blatant lawbreaker of Commercial street, Honorable Bruce Johnson, or anyone under the wings of his criminal crimi-nal protection. Policemen on the Commercial Commer-cial street beat state that white women are almost al-most nightly visitors at the unlicensed negro resort, but that they refrain from making any arrests on account of being convinced from past experience that no conviction could be secured before be-fore the city justice. This is a state of affairs that calls for drastic measures. If a depraved political boss is to be protected solely by reason of h4s supposed political politi-cal influence, coveted and feared by the judiciary, it is time that people were made aware of it and the menacing, Tammany-infected evil wiped:. out. It is strange that the idea does not occur to certain officials that in making themselves subservient sub-servient to a lawless boss they are catering to a bluffing bravado with a few votes to command and losing the support of thousands of respectable respecta-ble citizens who are indignant over this hideous iniquity. & t & There are two names on the Republican Council Coun-cil ticket that special attention should be called to because neither would ever call attention to himself. One is Professor Tibbals, the other C. M Neuhausen. The first is a scholar and alert business man, the other, one of the great archi- tects of the city. The first would grasp any I business proposition brought before the Council 1 in a moment, see all its present and future bearings bear-ings and know by a clear Instinct whether it boded good or evil to the city. The other would judge at a glance the character of any work contemplated con-templated for the city or any work already performed per-formed and judge its merits exactly. The city needs both men. t(5 t5 J County Attorney George "Westervelt's announcement an-nouncement that he is anxious to prosecute anyone any-one guilty of election frauds among the Kearns ring, of which he is a devoted slave, is merely pitiable and makes the decent voter sad that he should live to see such an abject exhibition of political flunkeyism. If the county attorney really means what he says, there is ample evidence evi-dence for conviction of violators of the law supposed sup-posed to protect the sacredness of the ballot, and of this fact the incompetent prosecuting officer is fully aware. His inflated announcement Is merely mere-ly an exhibition of factiousness or puerility. Mr. Westervelt appears to have overlooked from the first that he is the man the public unfortunately elected as the county prosecuting officer, and his invitation to the respectable portion of the community com-munity to constitute itself a deputy prosecuting officer is but the maudlin ebullition of a top heavy and inefficient official. tV V Another attitude of the Republicans which has been extremely Inimical to their cause has been their toleration of that most obnoxious and law-breaking law-breaking old reprobate, Mr. Bruce Johnson. If the Republican party could eliminate such unwelcome characters from the lists of the party the indignation indigna-tion of the respectable voters would be assuaged and there would be no question of the triumph of Republicanism in this community. fcy V The fight against the Etbeopian law-defier, Bruce Johnson, will not end with the present campaign, cam-paign, whether or not the Republicans are victorious. victor-ious. This bellowing excrescence of criminality, who overtly defies morality and the enforcement of the law against the keeping open of dives and the unlicensed vending of liquor, must and will I be summarily dealt with in the near future. As 9 long as the Republicans tolerate 'this boodling and j bulldozing boss, whom can they blame if the re- spectable voters of the city enter an unequivocal I protest at the polls? J v v 75 There will be a sharp contest for the council- I manic seats, but the Republicans will probably 1 have a majority in that body, which means that the Gentiles will be in control, as there are only five Mormon nominees of the fifteen. The Repub- licans should win in the First precinct and should J carry the councilmanic ticket In the Fifth, with 1 the exception of one, Bruce Johnson's secretary and non-taxpayer, Mr. A. J. Davis, whose probable 8 defeat by Mr. M. E. Mulvey is conceded even by the Republicans. In the Second and Third dis- I tricts there w.ill be a close fight, with the prospect i of a split ticket being elected in each precinct. The Third presents 'a doubtful aspect, although the close contest there two years ago leads the Republicans Re-publicans to believe they will win in this campaign cam-paign against Elder Fernstrom and his disorgan- ized following. j Mr. Morris and John Critchlow are picked by J the Democrats as the biggest vote winners, and their qonfidence in the election of these two candidates can-didates is shown by the fact that they have forced the betting odds down to an even proposition. They are also confident that Fisher Harris will defeat Joseph Macknight for the treasureship, on riccouht of Mr. Harris popularity and the fight against Mr. Macknight on account of his ailGecu desertion of the James crowd in favor of Knox in the late convention. & & The prospect of an extraordinarily large independent inde-pendent vote makes it difficult tor the chairman of either party organization to predict the probable prob-able strength of his ticket. The Republican canvass can-vass has been efficiently made under the direction direc-tion of J. TJ. Eldredge, Jr., but it is feared that a great many voters listed as stalwart Republicans will vote for Democratic candidates. & & & Mn Bruce Johnson, chesty and pompous over the advertising he has received, announces before be-fore large audience that "I did it" and "I am the Barrel." Mr. Johnson will be fortunate if he is not placed in a barrel and hurtled out of Salt Lake in the near future. & & & il The Gentile Republicans who are supporting the 1 Knox ticket state that the slate is being opposed I by the Mormon Republicans, Ohat may be true to a large extent, but the generalization is too broad. The ten distinguished Republicans, including includ-ing Judge Zane and O. J. Salisbury, can scarcely be clasified as orthodox members of Mr. Joseph P. Smith's congregation. 1& ! tV Will Mr. A, J. Davis, secretary to Bruce Johnson John-son and candidate for the long term in the city council from the Fifth precinct, kindly explain for the edification of voters what line of business he is engaged in and whether or not he ever paid any city taxes? Councilman Black, from all indications, will be elected by a large majority in tJxe Fifth precinct. It is unfortunate that this popular Republican was not nominated for the long term. I w 5 &fc B Chairman Eichnor: Of the 6,000 people reg- B istered, our strength will aggregate 5,000. B Chairman Leary: "We will receive approxi- mately 5,000 votes from the people registered last B Tuesday. B Help yourself. B & & B President Roosevelt is agairist Perry S. Heath B for Secretary of the National Republican Commit- B tee. The President as a politician has not lost B his true understanding of his duty as a reformer. B St. Louis Republic.