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Good win's Weekly .
VolxIL ' SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MAY 2, 1908. No. 26 1 "
Governor Hughes of New York Is not liable to
be nominated for President, at least not this year,
but in some respects he is the strongest and
clearest-brained man that has so far bean named
in connection with that high office.
When fir$t elected Governor he distinctly an
nounced that if the legislature turned down meas
ures that he believed to be necessary he would
go behind the legislature and appeal to the people.
When the legislature passed the 2-cent rail
road fare bill he promptly vetoed it and then
caused a commission to be appointed to first in
vestigate and then, if fair, ito regulate lower rates.
When his friends wanted him to name the dele
gates at large to be sent to the National Republi
can convention flrom New York he declined on the
ground that he had no right to interfere with
something which belonged exclusively to the state
A great many men who are his political en
emies are in office in New York; men whom he
might by a word dispose of, but so long as they
perform their official duties all right, in his judg
ment, .the fact that they do not like him politi
cally supplies no reason for deposing them.
He is opposing race track gambling; the bill
is in the legislature and might have passed long
ago had he consented to have added a clause that
the act would go into effect on September 1st, but
he would not consent on the ground that a wrong
ought not to be continued for a minute.
His ways enrage the politicians, but the peo
ple are stirring in their endorsements of him and
in warnings to offlceis who are opposing him. His
peculiar methods are not calculated to secure nom
inations for politics is generally nm by machinery
and ho seems to be liable at any time when the ma
chine is working for him to throw off the main
He is the biggest personal force that has held
the governorship of New York for many a year,
for he has absolutely clear ideas of right and can
not bo either cajoled or bullied, or stranger still,
cannot be made to do anything to further his own
cause or to refraint rfom doing anything which on
its face looks as though it might militate against
him. He is a very strong man.
Looks Like a Certified Check.
In Utah and Idaho fiom 100,000 acres up of
I new land is being brought under cultivation an
nually. The character of the ciops iraised re
quiio many laborois and they are all paid gen
eious wages. Again those who take the raw pro
duct and convert it into a. higher form receive a
still higher reward. Then in Utah and Nevada
now mines aie being constantlj round -and old
ones are having their lives renewed, and from
them a steadily increasing return is being re
ceived and from mine and farm the steadily swell
li j revenues are entering into the bank accounts
of the people. And as this valley is the only nat
ural place for a great city in the 280,470 square
miles of area in the three states greater than
France, twice as great as the United Kingdom; a
third greater than the German empire; twenty
times greater than the Netherlands; twice as
great as Austria-Hungary the consequence is
that the people who want homos, want a place
to educate their children, want a place to trade,
who aie gravitating this way are increasing in
volume and momentum all the time, and the more
that come, the more are drawn by example this
way, and all the time the attractions of the place
are Increasing, the facilities for coming and going
are increasing and Improving; in the coming
year we expect some new and most catching at
tractions will be added; the climate is a perpetual
inducement; thesurroundings are as fhie as those
that make Naples famous; before very long some
extensive manufacturers will be established here
we can think of no place that can offer so much
to men seeking homes in a city. Salt Lake looks
to us like a certified check.
Build Him a Triumphal Arch.
The coming 4th of July will be the three hun
dredth anniversary of the day in which Samuel
de Champlain discovered the lake which bears
his name, and walked, the first white man, on the
western shore of that lake, which is now part
of the state of New York, and the New York Sun
calls upon the people of New York to celebrate
that anniversary. They certainly should, for the old
explorer in his boat, made "in the first low wash
of waves where soon was to roll a human sea."
Before him was only a wilderness peopled with
savages; he knew nothing of its extent, or what it
held in its savage arms; he was content to hold
it as a new land and determined that it should be
drawn under the sovereignty of his king, and to
make that resolution good he was willing to dedi
cate all he had of strength and purpose and life
itself. A triumphal arch to his memory should be
upreared about where old Crown Point was, to
him and all that type of heroes who following
with irrepressible heroism, the trails through the
forests and over the rivers and ithe lakes of the
mighty wilderness, finally consecrated the land to
civilization, and loft their bones, on which to lay
the foundations of glorified states. Their graves
are not where a grateful country can dress them
with flowers on Memorial day, but they can dross
their memories with songs and with eloquence and
can keep them alive with more enduring memen
toes than more perishable flowers, and this should
be done and whore possible as in this case mon
uments should be upreared to them, for they as
theyears advance and recede will take on more
and more the character of shrines and make more
and more sacred the soil on which they stand,
and be more and more an Inspiration for men to
fill their lives with honor.
The Darlcn Scheme.
While the United States is" digging the Pan
ama canal and while those interested are count
ing upon the extension of power and trade which
its completion will give to the great Republic, it
Is curious to recall that the Isthmus of Darien
has more than once been a center of interest to
the world. It was fiom a mountain top on the
isthmus that Balboa first saw the Pacific ocean.
Boliver crossed there; so we believe did Pizarro.
But the Darian scheme was the cause of attract
ing the thoughts of men there more than anything
else, and the result has been ominous of disaster
in the region ever since. Not many people are
familiar with the particulars of that scheme,
though Sir Walter Scott's account of it has been
a classic for nearly a century. In opening the
account Sir Walter gives some shrewd ideas of
his own countrymen. He says individually they
are cautious, frugal and prudent to a degree, but
when a number of Scotchmen associate in any
seculative project, "it would seem that natural
caution becomes thawed and dissolved by
union of their joint hopes. M
Well, one Paterson was the projector and fa- j
ther of the Darien scheme. In his youth he had W
been a buccajieor in the West Indies and in that S
life had familliarlzed himself with the geography IS
of the islands and mainland and the products of jf
those regions. But returning to Europe, his first H
work was to plan and put in working order the ,
Bank of England. The bank was started and for M
a time he was a director, but the richer men soon H
crowded him out. Then he took up the idea of I
planting a great colony in America and fixed upon ffij
the Isthmus of Darien as the spot. It was not M
owned by Spain, but by native Indians. His idea jl
was to treat with them and then on their soil
found the great commercial capital of the world, m
believing he could draw to it the wealth and trade M
of North and South America and the East In- m
dies. He must have been a wonderfully magnetic if
and winsome man, for he got subscribed to his 'M
scheme in Scotland 400,000 pounds when the whole B
circulating medium of that country was but twice if
that amount, London subscribed 300,000 pounds m
within nine days after the opening of the books, M
and the merchants of Hamburg subscribed 200,- M
000 pounds. Then England jealousy interrforred.
The account says the English at that time be- 9
lieved the Increase of trade in Scotland, instead W
of increosing the wealth of the nation, would ff
be taking so much from England, and though Jf
the Scotch managers had a charter, William of X
England began to oppose the scheme and Parlia- i
.ment helped him. The Hamburg and English " b
subscilbors become frelghtoned and withheld !v.
their subscriptions solely through the hostility of V
the King and Parliament. Then the Scotch deter- J
mined to carry it through alone. They bought '
ships and sent out a colony, and sent two other H'
contingents later, but the sickly season come on Jl
and many died, they at length suffered for food, I
William tinned the pirates of the Spanish main ?
upon them and finally encouraged tlio King of . f,
Spain to send an army there and overwhelm ham.
No such porfldy of a monarch toward his own
subjects was ever seen as that shown by William 1"
to those poor men. The expedition was probably I
bound to fail, but it was really destroyed by the ,
work of the King that had given them their ohar- .
ter. It nearly ruined Scotland financially, for
men had sold their estates to raise many to in-
vest In the stock, widows and maids everybody 'l
invested and lost all they put In. It was worse 4
on Scotland than the South Sea bubble was upon '
May be the canal will do what Paterson f
dreamed of doing draw the world's wealth that
way, but as it wag a tough region in 1C95, it is
tough yet and well, the canal is not yet fin-
The City Should Be Bonded. J
There should be no hesitation about bonding J
the city for needed Improvements. And the beet T
argument in favor of the proposition is that every ,
dollar expended in that way during the paat two
years has enhanced the property values of the
city ten fold.
To use a little Irishism, "No city ever advanced J
by standing still." No city supplies better proof ?
of that then this same Salt Lake. Out of the in-