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Goodwin's Weekly. 1
Vol. I. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MAY 81, 1902. No. 3. ffl
C. C. GOODWIN, ------ Editor.
J. T. GOODWIN, ----- Manager.
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The Elks are soliciting subscriptions for
their coming festival. They should have a
generous response from the people of this
city. The expense of receiving and enter
taining the visiting Elks will be very great.
It is expected that 35,000 pairs of strange
antlers will be tossed in the city in August.
Suppose there are but half that number.
Think what a tax upon the resources of the
order it will be to house and to provide places
for them to get food.
But on the other hand, what? Elks are
proverbially generous. It is safe to say that
they will on an average expend $5 per day
each, probably twice that amount. Let any
one who is curious estimate the amount of
money they will drop here during a week's
I Again they will be here from every state.
They will see and report upon Salt Lake
and their reports will be read from Maine
to California, from Puget Sound to Florida.
It will much depend upon how they are re
ceived and entertained, whether that report
will be cold or warm. It is up to the
people here. They have never failed.
They should not now.
It Is With the people.
Mr. Harriman is reported as predicting a
population for Salt Lake of 200,000 in the
near future. Salt Lake ought to have
had that number of people years ago.
It would except that a prejudice existed
against it, and a fear on the part of the
country that it was not a good place to in
vest money in. The prejudice and fear have
nearly passed away, but a little of it remains.
They are renewed every time the members
of a certain creed in the city council vote
solidly for some measure, that the organized
business men of the city protest against;
they are renewed every time there is a pro-
nounced exhibition of the selfish power of a
controlling political machine. Whether Salt
Lake increases rapidly in population during
the next few years will depend entirely, not
upon the resources of the State, for they are
ample, but upon the people, mostly of this
city, and the way they handle public affairs.
Utah is making a great showing in a min
ing way. Its product this year is going to
be more than in any preceeding year, but its
great showing will not come until 1903. If
we are not greatly mistaken, after this year
Utah will rank all other States as a mining
By the way much abused old Nevada is
coming very swiftly forward as a great min
ing State. A few miles of new railroad to
connect her remote districts with a market
would cause a transformation.
Idaho is not a bit modest in her predic
tions of what will be when Thunder Moun
tain shall be opened and connected with the
world by swift and cheap transportation.
Idaho is very proud of herself and her pride
has an honest foundation.
Professor Simon Newcomb, in the Literna
tiofial Monthly, has a theory that the Uni
verse, as it occupies only finite space can
have only finite duration; that the radiation
of light into an unfathomable abyss from
which it can never return, must at last ex
haust itself, and the Universe must die.
Still he has doubts and does not know but
there may be a radient property in matter
which is saved in a residium, a stored energy
that may have fed the sun's fires through all
the years of the past.
Whether that is profitable study or not
cannot be determined at present.
We suspect that some thousands of years
ago, it was a favorite theme with the then
scientists to establish that as the springs
and rivers all ran into the sea, the time
would come when the supply would be ex
hausted; that all the moisture would be
gone and the earth would float a dead planet
Later the fact was made clear that the air,
the heat, the cold, the sunbeams, the clouds,
the winds were all the servants to which the
1 duty was entrusted of keeping the springs
replenished and the rivers in flow; that the
waters were pumped up by the sunbeams
from mid ocean, loaded on clouds, which
are wafted by the winds shorewards, seized
by the cold, the contents precipitated in
rain and snow." The most beautiful phe
nomenon in nature, and one which has con
tinued since before "the evening and the
morning made the first day."
If the Universe is finite, it must have had
an Infinite design. It may be wearing out,
but who knows? No particle of matter is
ever still; it is all changing every moment,
but who shall say that there is waste and
loss? The acorn rots in the ground. That
is, so far as we can see, it is disintegrated
and .disappears; but in its stead the oak ap- IH
pears and we realize that the acorn had ml
within it a germ containing energy enough MM
to eventually culminate in a tree, with resis- 91
tence enough to make a shelter for the wM
eagles and to meet and turn back the fury mm
of the hurricane. jfl
The sunbeams, the clouds, the winds, the fH
heat and the cold are all delegated to feed 9
the springs in the hills. jfl
"To cause it to rain on the earth, where 91
no man is; or the wilderness wherein there fl
is no man: jfl
"To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, fl
and to cause the bud and the tender herb to fl
spring forth." fl
"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by H
words without knowledge?" fl
How does Professor Newcomb know how 1H
the springs of the sun's awful fires are fed, fl
or when those fires will be banked and the fl
Universe be given up to the silence, the H
darkness and the cold? Jfl
George M. Hanson for postmaster at Og- fl
den. A wise selection, Mr. Sutherland. fl
Meant No Harm. - fl
A dispatch was published a few mornings H
since that a large number of citizens in H
southern Utah had in effect petitioned a H
District Court to disregard the law in the I
decision of a case. It further stated that fl
one judge was most indignant over this and 9
was determined that the matter should not jfl
be permitted to drop without thorough ven- fl
That petition is not a startling proposition fl
in Utah. It does not signify that the men I
who signed it are bad men. It simply means fl
that there is a large class of men still in y
Utah who never were taught the importance jfl
of yielding to the law's sovereignty. They fl
were brought up to believe that they were jjfl
bound by higher laws than any which have H
force in this Republic. The act of those jfl
men may be termed the attempted enforce- fl
ment of a residuary clause in the contract fl
they were brought up under. They did not fl
mean any contempt of court ; they had no ,9
thought that by signing that petition they jfl
were hurling contempt at American insti- fl
tutions. They had seen the laws of the land 9
often reversed by a church court, and their 9
only thought was that in the case in point jfl
the rules which presqribe how laws should fl
be enforced and the other rules which point fl
out tne duties of Judges were not, from their fl
knowledge, applicable to the case in point. Jfl
They simply for the moment lapsed into an fl
old habit of ignoring the law when it did not fl
suit them. M
The serious joke is that they are 'right M