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 - MORMONS IN MINORITY Washington, Jan. 13.—Nearly...
MORMONS IN MINORITY Washington, Jan. 13.—Nearly thn entire day In the Smool Investigation was devoted, to t.'ntlfnony relatlnK to political conditions In Idaho. Frank Martin and F. 1-1. Holzheimer, prominent Idaho Democrats, lestlflod thnt a majority of tho Democrats of tin; stale opposed an "utincceHsary attack" on I he Mormon chinch, which they Bald was the effect of the anti-polygamy plonk of the parly's slate platform. James 11. Brady, chairman of the Re- piiblii-an state committee, told of taking advantage of the Democratic charges In order to get. votes for the Republican ticket, lie charged also that the Democrats .traded off Judge Parker, the Democratic candidate for president, for votes for former Senator Heitfeld. tho Democratic candidate for governor. J. W. N. Whitecotton, of Provoutah, gave evidence In relation to political conditions in Utah. Frank Martin, secretary of the Idaho Democratic committee, expressed • the opinion that. It was an announcement by'Senator Dubols that hn intended to push the Sitioot Investigation that provoked the Mormon controversy of tho lasl congressman. "The Mormons felt," said Mr. Martin, "that Senator Dnbols, to aid himself politically, was trying to disfranchise them. They did not oppose the adoption of a plank which would include all of the sexual crimes, but were opposed to a declaration against polygamy and polygamous cohabitation alone." Mr. Jackson, the Democratic chairman, had placed across tho street a banner bearing the words: "We are for men, not for sheep." The Republican candidate for governor was a large sheep owner. Mr. JackSon had Invited him to speak for the Democratic ticket, but. witness desired to discuss national issues, whereupon Mr. Jackson insisted that the .people were tired of hearing about tariff; that they wanted to know about Mormonism. According to the witness, any Democrat who declined to talk against Mormonism was not permitted to go on the stump. Martin on the conclusion of his testimony volunteered the statement that personally he favored prosecuting those who continued polygamous cohabitation, but the majority of 0en- tiles believed the best way was to "let the old fellows die off." James H. Brady, of Pocatello, Idaho, chairman of the Republican state committee, estimated that there were between 18,000 and 14,000 Mormon voters in the state, and that the entire vote of tho state was a^bout '72,000, Ho said the last campaign was not. fairly started before it developed that the Democrats were not fighting polygamy, but Mormtiiilsni. Senator Dilbola, he said, tried to turn all Mormon votes inlo the Republican column, and as chairman of the Republican committee, witness trlou to gnt all (He votes he could by Inflaming the Mormons against Senator Oubois' methods. "It Is all bosh." said the witness, "to say that Mormonn y;et everything they want in Idaho—al least If they do, they want very little." He denied that Mormons had anything to do with the denial of a second nomination to former Governor Morrison.

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 13 Jan 1905, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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