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ij ' a GOODWIN'S YBBKiV. I
I going, he, being orthodox and in good standing,
and not permitted to swear, looked anxiously
V about him, eager to And some lay member who
1 might, approximately, do the subject justice. What
he wrote, or what he thought he wrote, was the
"It Is my intention to discuss through the Com-
& moner, from a Democratic standpoint, all ques-
tions of importance, and to use the paper's in-
f fluence to thwart the plans of those who would
le use the Democratic party for mercenary purposes."
f The trouble came from using the word use
twice, the word being nearly in the same place
In each line. Nine out of every ten compositors
will, under such an arrangement, invariably drop
But really, considering Mr. Bryan's work for
the past five years, was the first version so very
v jfi' It would bo a clever stunt if some one would
H 1 , accidentally perforate a few of the clever "prac-
H If Ij! ; tical" jokers who are ransacking neighborly
H H J ,' i houses "for fun."
I 1 1' r THB LBSS0N 0F TR0AS-
H U i ; In the New York Observer is a most Interest-
H I ' ! " f ing account of a visit, by Rev. Charles A. G.
B 'I '- f Dwight, to the ruined city of Alexandria Troas,
H Hj 'X' that city that was founded by the great son of
H j ?T Philip of Macedon; that city under Mount Ida
H; J ,'J. on the shore of the Egean and which was the spot
H. v . on which Paul preached and saw the Macedonian
i h vision. The accounts says the ruins cover many
B II '& ! f square miles of columns, capitols, pillars, ruins
I HI 1 '' f temples amphitheaters, acqueducts," mouldy rel-
H If I .' l' icS f a 8plenlor that lon& aS Passed away. There
I Hi MR ' iS a fascInatInS interest in the story, but while
H m n reads' the bought comes instinctively, "Why
H fi 'j Is Troas a ruin? It was a very splendid city some
H Ij ,$j sixty generations ago; it was a center of com
merce: all tho ships of the then known world
touched there; it was filled with cunning work
men; it was close to where it may be said history
wrote its first illuminated pages; it was where
Constantine determined first to build an eastern
capitol. Why should it fade away, its great struc
tures becomo tenantless, its walls finally fall into
ruins? Why did Troas perish? Why are the
shores of that Old World where the cradle of civ
ilization was first rocked covered with such ruins?
There is no reason except that from the first the
methods of Asia have been brutal; man's inherent
rights have never been recognized the ruins show
but the decay which follows centuries of oppres
sion. There were victorious chiefs and Kings:
they preyed upon outside nations, at home they
degraded men and debased women, until the men
ceased to be a bulwark to the state; the women
became careless who were their masters. The les
son it all teaches is that every wrong worked upon
the humble and the poor is taken down and when
the account becomes great enough it is balanced
and the nation pays the debt. Think of the debt
paid between 1861 and 1865 for the wrongs of
slavery, paid in blood and treasure until the Na
tion was well nigh bankrupt, until every house
was in mourning. This is a golden age. Million
aires are plenty, but there is just as great a ratio
of poor men as there ever was and these poor we
are not careful enough of. We are not seeing to
it that the heartaches of women are soothed, that
the children are educated and trained to some use
ful career in life; we forget every day that our -Nation
has no safeguard save in tho true heart
edness of our citizens and that true heartedness
is withered by the breath of injustice and oppres
sion. In Utah we have an Asiat' system, founded on
the double theory that women are dependent upon
men and that of the men the great mass may never
hope to be anything except inferiors.
The Old World tried that experiment many I
times. Wherever they tried the monuments ol I
their failures are manifest enough in ruined cit- I
ies and degraded peoples. Utah is not peopled I
by a stronger race than either of those who fought I
before Troy, or the men that the founder of Traos
led to the conquest of the world.
Nothing survives that is not right; the abrasion
of the centuries is sufficient to grind to dust every
wrong; only that survives which is fit to survive
and if Americans would not have their rise and
fall recorded in mouldering cities, they must sec
that justice is executed impartially, that the hum
blest citizen be given all his rights and that among
these are a right to be educated and given a fair
chance to work out an independence for himself
and his children.
SOME SMOOT QUESTIONS.
At what age did Apostle Reed Smoot take on
his love for the old flag and the free institutions
of this country?
Did he ever hear a word of praise, for either
in any temple, tabernacle or meeting-house in
Utah? He remembers with reverence the strong
men who laid the foundations of the temples of
civilization in Utah. Can he recall one patriotic
word ever spoken by either one of them in affection
or praise of the Government of the United States?
In his soul does he not hold in higher reverence
President Joseph P. Smith, the seer and revelator
who is, he believes, the viceregent of God on
earth, than he does Theodore Roosevelt who is
only temporary President of some eighty-five mil
lions of people? If he does is he a right proper
man to elect to a place where if his life is spared
and he holds his seat, he will help to make the
laws to govern free born Americans.
Russell Sage says Mrs. S. can't have an auto
mobile. She can hope, however the price will be
reduced in a year or two.
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