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BR: ' 10 GOODWIN'S WeeKLY. I
B I Ogdei Letter.
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Hj Ji'1 Ogden, Utah, Oct. 18th.
' mu The county election for Superintendent of
Hi I 'b ( Public Schools, which resulted in the expected vic-
HB jjj tory for the Democratic candidate, is another trib-
7 I'll ' ute to inefflciency of the Republican chairman,
M i q' Dix, and a compliment to the political sagacity of
VI'M" the winner, W. B. Wilson. Dix got very wise
m ty flit about the time the election was first agitated, and
B :fnfl refused to listen to the Democratic proffer of a
K tyiMl non-partisan convention. He thought he saw a
j ' y Democratic scheme and ho would some of it. So
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1 iu a partisan convention was called and each candi-
'iJil' i date started in the merry go-as-you-please handi-
Hi i j cap. Wilson was foxy and Petterson was green
0' is 1
rV" : and thus a Republican tragedy was converted into
Uf a Democratic cake-walk. Considering the gran-
H'4W nies who were training Petterson, the wonder is
Mk(j'- i how he got close enough to Wilson to escape the
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f JJ4 .j I : There are those who claim that one Bill, Mayor
: ' of Ogden, has not enough sense to come in when
H -! J ilj it rains. This idea received a rude jolt during the
H1 ',jX ,,'j week when the everlasting candidate announced
H iU I .i,; i he would not be in the running this time for Con-
H jj j i gress. His voluntary retirement is due wholly to
H in U ! I his political foresight, which, when not overbal-
I ill P I anced by his egotism, is as keen as they make it.
H jj , I Bill discovered that he would be handed a warm
IMI ill' I ' one at the convention and ne wisely concluded not
HUm Si ! ' to get his fiuSers Durnt- Tnis move on the part of
ISil III Bil1 entitles hlm t0 be classed among sane politi-
Iffli' if I' cians; he would be credited with genuine horse
Hf 'V'llt sense if he stayed out of Politics altogether. No
Hi , doubt the Republican party has been saved consid-
H ! if erable embarrassment by his announcement.
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BE ..i ' The real trouble with Bil1 is his overpowering
BS''"' 1 conceit, fed by the exaggerated flattery of his fool
li j friends. He wants everything in the shape of an
I Rnjijl office that will keep him in the public eye, and his
BiWl'S hirelings and satellites-never tire of telling him he
B $!,' is the only cheese. Bill counts no man his friend
Bill,! 'I J who will tell him the truth, but his favor goes
HiffL'' & out to him who hands him fulsome flattery and
Bffih'4 pernicious praise. An an example, take Friday
Bvlc1' Chambers. When Fred makes his rounds as busi-
BMjt ifif' ness manager he hears Bill cursed up hill and
BHIi If down dale by nine out of every ten advertisers.
Bfu U But when Chambers faces his boss in the Standard
Bwrf ! oflico and Bil1 asks Fred how the people feel to"
Mw' iy wards him, the servant answers: "Mighty mas-
Blk .. ter, the people shout aloud for you; the children
Bsl, cry for you; the women pray for you, and every-
Bfiit ljody wants you to g0 to Congress."
IBi ' ' No wonder Bill is nutty at times.
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Ai ; : It is said that the selection of Parley Christen -
H I sen as chairman of the Republican State commit-
BBif; I tee was received with glad acclaim by the friends
flf f ; of Smoot and Sutherland alike in this town. The
HjllU' L j Smooth people say that the mission of the apostle
H I j to Ogden last weeft was for the purpose of arrang-
HraB -! ing for HanS011 to oreak into the State committee
HBw if I to root for Parley. It is further claimed that when
Hk II Reed discovered that Arthur Brown wanted Hull,
si '1 he switched to the big Scandinavian and Parley
Hl'i was the candidate of the Smoot crowd. In this
Ht connection it would be interesting to hear from
H(.r Mr. Brown. However, if Smooth wanted Christen-
Kli M sen it is safe to say he did not want Nelson for
HE ot I secretary. The whole business has a suspicious
WaWHaj look. In the end it may develop that the entire
BMfflfflnrl proceedings were cut and dried by a certain guile-
iBfll lesB' Bafo and conservative person named Suther-
"The Virginian," Owen Wister's fine novel of the
Western plains, is bound to be popular in the
West. The scenes of his novel are laid in Wyom
ing, between 1874 and 1890, and the picturesque
history of the prairie and the local color, are very
striking, "The Virginian" is a cow puncher,
strong, heroic, but with the characteristics of his
"What brought you West?" asked Molly, the
schoolmarm on Bear creek.
"Looking for chances. I reckon I must have
been more ambitious than my brothers or more
restless. They stayed around on farms. But I got
out. When I went back again six years afterward
I was 20. They was talking about the same old
things. Men of 25 and 30 yet just sittin' and
talkin' about the same old things. I told my
mother about what I'd seen here and there, and
she liked it, right to her death. But the others
well, when I found this whole world was hawgs
and turkeys to them, with a little gunnin' after
small game throwed in, I put on my hat one
mawnin' and told 'em maybe when I was 50 'd
look in on 'em again to see if they'd got any new
subjects. But they'll never. My brothers don't
seem to want chances."
And for you who have worn the chaps and helped
at the branding and sniffed the yarrow and the
sagebrush, "The Virginian' 'is new life to you all.
Macmillan, New York, publishes the book.
The Author of London publishes the following
"literary hints for the wealthy and cultivated,"
which, it says, were taken from a German pub
A gentleman does not give his daughter a dowry
of from 5000 to 50,000 and forget to provide her
with a bookcase.
A gentleman does not have a full wine cellar and
A gentleman does not use eau-de-cologne and
read greasy volumes from a circulating library.
A gentleman does not borrow good works which
he is in a position to buy.
A gentleman does not talk about the latest
literature when he is acquainted only with what
has been said of it by the reviewers.
A gentleman does not cut books with his Angers,
even after having washed his hands.
A gentleman does not possess a box of carpen
ter's tools, but no paper knife.
A gentleman does not receive books for review
and give them away or sell them without open
A gentleman does not make presents only of
things which are entirely without intellectual
A gentleman does not send to his bookseller for
a parcel of books on approval, and, after having
read them, return them saying that none of them
A gentleman does not only buy sixpenny cheap
A gentleman does not depend for his reading
upon the daily journals and illustrated weeklies.
The authorities of the St. Louis Exposition have
determined to be cosmopolitan in regard to the
community of the Fourth Estate. We are told by
the Publishers' Weekly that on a date to be ar
ranged during the run of the World's Fair there
will be held in St. Louis a Congress of Editors.
The gathering will be international and cosmo-
politan in its character, and will be composed of
the chiefs of the world's press. Special buildings
are being erected for their use. There is to be a
club-house, fitted up with all the comforts of a big
West End club. In this 'country the idea has re
ceived the warmest support and already a circle
has been formed. On the Continent, too, the sub
ject has made headway, and if practiable, it is
believed that the International Association of
Editors will arrange to hold their annual confer,
ence at St. Louis.
Early in the autumn a novel of early Colonial
days by Charles G. D. Roberts will make its ap.
poarance. It will bear the title "Barbara Ladd."
A copy of the first edition of Pope's "Essay on
Man," four parts, with MS. corrections by tho
author, was sold in London the other day for $950.
"Love in Extremis' 'is the title of a new novel
that has just been completed by the author of
that disagreeable, but successful book, "Red
F. Hopkinson Smith, in the July Scribner's, tells
with great spirit the famous incident in New York
Bohemia of the painting of "The Woman in
Gorki, the great Russian author, who has but
recently attained just recognition outside of his
own country, is said to be dying of consumption
in the Caucasus.
Zola is at work on a new book, in which Zionism
will play an important part. Tho prominent
French author is now in Jerusalem gathering ma
terial for the work.
' March of the Elks.
We are in receipt of a clever march, published by
Maack & Ackley of this city, and dedicated to the
B. P. O. E. Every Elk will want one, and everyone
else who likes a catchy march. -
A novel dealing with Jefferson and Patrick
Henry, by Miss Rives Hammel, 49 W. 2d
SIMON BAMBERGER L. G. RANSOHOFF, N. A. RANSOHOFF,
President. Sec'y&Treas. Manager.
The Second Week of Our
That Clears Every Article in Our House
Monday Morning I
JULY 2 1st. I
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