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title: 'Goodwin's weekly : a thinking paper for thinking people. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1902-1929, August 16, 1902, Page 2, Image 4',
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-i H i eight out of ten Mormons in Utah knew no more
MM'fi of tho form of evernment ln the United tSates
KElill than of any other foreign government, for ours
l'!iijll ' was a foreIgn sovernment to them, and was so
-Hi'J'ili held, from its highest officers down.
llil If ' Tne Gotke episode was just about the time that
Ktiir Brigham Young stood up in the Tabernacle (or
K :,' S M Bowery) and denounced two Presidents of the
Bij! ' United States and the statesmen of two or three
Hf!!jji J States, consigning them finally to the bottomless
Kffil'Pl ' p was on a ttle before that time that he,
H 'II If from the same altars, declared that the North
flf Miff prayed for the destruction of the South, the South
R If If I for the destruction of the North, and added: "We
Kf I'i? i say amen to both prayers."
Hfllllrr eShteen years ago John Taylor, as presi-
HflkM dent of the church, declared that the Mormon the-
H '!' f'jw' ocracy was the only legal government on earth;
T4ll''l " "a a xer governments were usurpations. Since
Bf iiLl'f ! i then B. H. Roberts has in substance preached the
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$4 j'1 r J same thing in the Tabernacle.
f illf No LeBislature of Utah dared to pass any
lilp If) measure until it was approved by the heads of the
RJI.-jSl '! church, or dared to refuse to pass any bill ordered
Mffrjfll by those chiefs.
-HtfiMl "'' This is known by every old resident it is not
Hni 111 II denied by honest Mormons.
Hill ''ffl 'u' see 's veaway by the News:
f Hjljl!1 i "There have been times when the welfare of the
-H'Hifli ' people demanded the adoption of measures on
H-fi'l'i: l i ' ' which they agreed themselves."
iii'i j Of course they agreed. Was there ever anything
w j I proposed in the Tabernacle that they refused to
R i! agree to?'
Hit mW. Was it not true, then, as said at the funeral of
k! hmt H ' Ir' Godbe that at the time of his excommunication
Is fflm 1 ' there was a system here "the foundations of which
Hit mNk '-'im I" were laid deep in fanaticism and cemented with
lift Hot i! i
Hf If iji fear," and it "was surrounded by sharp stakes of
Ktuli'lr intolerance and hate?" What more damning con-
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fession could a slave make than to admit that
when two or three quiet citizens of a Territory of
the United States advocated the right of Ameri
cans to go upon the public domain in search of
mines, and, if they found them, the further right
to open and work them; that for this they were ar
raigned as criminals, prosecuted by wild fanatics,
found guilty and given a degrading sentence, and
yet, so saturated was the community by supersti
tion and so cowed by fear, that there was not one
brave soul that dared to raise his voice in protest
against the infamous usurpation, the infamous de
nial of the rights which attach to citizenship?
It is not strange that the News seeks to bury
this history under a mountain of falsehoods.
What was said above the body of Mr. Godbe
was the absolute truth and was said in no spirit of
reproach or anger or unfairness. The historical
part was as gentle a statement as could be made
of monstrous facts.
The denial of the News was but a revival of the
old resort of the cuttlefish tactics of that sheet.
It is by the same editor who presided over the
News when Brigham Young said: "We have the
greatest and smoothest liars in the world right
In the light of the present, it seems almost in
credible that such a reign ever existed here. But,
after all, how much is the spirit of Utah rule
changed? The last United States Senatorship on
the market in Utah was purchased, for- money,
from the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints, without regard to the oaths of
members of the Legislature. The same power dom
inates the acts of a part of the present City Coun
cil of this city. The old cowardly superstitious fear
is still so upon them that in obedience to" it they
violate their oaths and, like the man and woman
in the garden in their mental deformity, "they are
naked and are not ashamed."
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111 I ?JAlERfcMi & BRO .
ill T dq rloYc F0R THE C0MING
MM , JjCdULtI b WEEK
Effi IN OUR
i,j Boy's Clothing and Gents' Furnishing Dep't
jsffiil ' BOYS' TWO-PIECE SUITS, in a variety of patterns,
jjjljj plain, striped and checked ma- j j JK 0
; $l terial, ages 8 to 16 years, good Mfe I JfctjJ
I ft if values at $2.50. This week for B
lit jyj.fi .
Hi' ill '11
HI ill MEN'S UNLAUNDRIED SHIRTS, made of best
Bin mil muslin, linen bosoms, neck and cuff bands, reinforced
HlflPS front and back in sizes 14, 14, 16 m
Hffi ffifl' - ad 17 only; excellent 50c values, this j9 mt
Hj Pull week for 6n
HIhI MEN'S NIGHT SHIRTS, good quality of muslin and
hSHI twills, in either plain or fancy trimmed fronts, collars
jjHBj g and cuffs; all sizes; 75c to "Si. 00 values, jy J -
IHHIi This week for rC5
Yet so sensitive is this power that it cannot I
hear to have some kindly and truthful words pro. I
nounced above the coflln of a brave, long-suffering I
much-wronged but uncomplaining man without I
launching anew at the speaker the old foul and K
false anathemas. I
We once more appeal to Young Utah. We ask I
Young Utah to investigate this matter, to re-read
the history of Utah and see who tells the truth.
Once more we proclaim to them that it rests
with them to see Utah fully Americanized or to
have it drift for another generation in the shame
that comes of the contempt of free men.
There will be a large number of delightful stag
parties Monday evening in honor of Messrs. Root
and Gardner at the Salt Palace. Men in pink tea
circles will be scarce and ladies who wish to se
cure husbands for that evening had better make
arrangements in advance.
The New York Central Railroad company is pre
paring to substitute electric for its present steam
power at all points and on all roads within a ra
dius of thirty miles from its Grand Central depot
in New York City. No more whistles, no more
smoke. By and by the same change will be made
along all the lines of the great road. The Mo
hawk, the Genesee and Niagara will be called upon
to supply the power, the drain on the coal fields
will be greatly lessened; maybe, too, the passenger
and freight charges will be reduced. The world's
elements are doing more and more of the work of
Professor McEwan, formerly of the Logan Agri
cultural college, has obtained a professorship in an
Eastern college at a salary fourteen hundred dol
lars more per annum than he received here. Pro
fessor McEwan was quietly but insidiously pushed
out of his situation in Utah because he was a real
and you need n't worry about the big ones."
That is the Burlington idea.
Adherence to it has placed the Burlington in the
front rank of American railroads absolutely with
out a rival in point of good service.
The Chicago Special leaving Denver at 4 p m., the St. Louis
Special leaving at 3 p m., and the Vestibuled Flyer leaving at 10 p.
m.t are offered as good examples of the Burlington idea.
Tickets at offices of Connecting Lines.
Ticket Office, - 79 West Second South St.
4R.-F. Neslen General Agent, Salt Lake City.