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)m,it 2 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY.
C.C. GOOD WIN Editor
II ; J.T.GOODWIN Manager
9 , LYNN S. GILLHAM, . . Business Manager
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MH : k 221-232-233 Commercial Club Bid?.. Salt Lake City
IIB;'' ertia thnt held it bound for a generation tho only
MB ; k progress that could be noted was lilce that of a
mm 1 glacier, which no one can see in motion unless
lH i ' they go -0 where it breaks roaring from some
jB if head land. During the last two years it has been
:JB I moving on with Irrepressible life and as a result
,;H f others by the thousands have come to join in
-B I the vork and lo, in spots "the city beautiful" has
riB I .appeared. And the work and the progress must
'H I not stop. The depression has reduced the cost
H 1 of material and made labor reasonable in its de-
H I mands. There are no vacant houses, more are
B I needed and to get them built the owners of the
H I land must see that the city is moving right along
B I on its upward way. Many of the tumble-down
jB 1 business houses should be replaced with new
B i ones, and their owners must be encouraged to
B j think that when erected there will be tenants
jH i for them and fair rentals. There is much public
B ! ; work that should be done and for this the money
B I i should be borrowed, for much private woi'k is con-
B I tlngent upon tho moving on of the public work.
iH .J ' Let tho bonds be issued!
H I Tolstoi on Llle and Death.
B $ A cable to the New York Sun quotes Tolstoi,
m ' in answer to a friend who congratulated him on
9B ' 1 his approaching eightieth birthday as saying:
B "I know with certainty that in dying I shall
m f he happy and that I shall enter a world more real.
B . All earthly life Is a dream and death the true
B ! awakening. I await that awakening with happl-
iBu 1 ne88'
BI I "Out earthly life is one of dreams of another
B I and more real life, and that other life is a dream
jBH I of yet another, and so on ad infinitum even to the
jBi I . last life, the life of God."
9 I 1 Of death at different ages and under different
B I I circumstances he says:
B I I "Death in youth is as when a man is awakened
jB a 1 before he has slept full measure. Death in old
B I age is as when a man wakes of his own accorrd
"fHB I after a good sleep. Suicide is as a nightmare
aBf I ' which a man banishes by remembering that he is
mm 1 asleep. He makes an effort and wakes."
SflD i By that, Count Tolstoi means that he has faith
ithat life is an endless progression upward, and
that in nursing the ecstacy of that faith, he is not
only content but happy. When he says ho knows,
he means that in trying to measure the mystery
jBBI I of wuy men were appointed to pass through birth
Bm I and death, believing by the order of nature that
B there must be a Qod, and that, by abundent manl-
B J festations, He must be a merciful Qod, the con-
BI I elusion is irresistible that man must partake of
BB1 I the eternal progress of mind, and that as thnt
fiB I something which we call the soul, being divine,
B I cannot be extinguished, but appears first in the
BjB I worm, then in the butterfly, and thence onward
fJBIff , and upward, taking on more splendors with each
rHSjL J transition, until its divine escence purges away
wSlii ' a11 that Js materlal nnd gross, and finally, ascond-
'BRii I ing the last stair, stands with the angels. It is
mfifi not an unreasonable view. Perhaps it guaran-
Sjfl IH tees more peace to fainting nature than any other,
91 1 f J " and in its perfection is sufficient to make "a dy-
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ing couch soft as downy pillows are," but it does
not begin to explain half the mysteries of this
life, or why many things are ordered here as they
are. Across the way is a little lady holding her
0 d baby to her breast and through her blinding
tears she cannot see one ray of light, nor in the
depths of liar soul can she find one reason why
that little thing which was all the world to her,
should have been taken from her. Next door to
her is an aged man who has exhausted all life's
possibilities. If not dead to ithe calls of ambition
and duty he has not the strength for further
endeavor and his ears have grown deaf to the
music of hope which was once his enchantment,
and still he lives on.
And those contradictions confront us in a thou
sand forms evory day. Of course wo have but
five senses and all these are dull in their mani
festations. Our hope is that they will grow sub
limated after a while, that a clearer vision will be
given us and that music, which we cannot hear
now, will later break with a charm ineffable upon
Do flashes of that now light, do bars of that
divine melody begin to fill Tolstoi's vision with
light and the deeper chambers of his soul with
song? Lot us hope so, and thai at last when his
work shall be finished ho will remember that he is
asleep and waking, banish forever the darkness
and the chill.
Warm Thanks to Senator Sutherland.
Sincere thanks should be extended to Senator
Sutherland for pushing a bill through the Senate
to appropriate money enough to secure a splendid
monument to tho late General P. Edward Connor.
The old chieftain served his country through two
wars with signal ability and a courage that
counted life as nothing if his country needed it.
He came here a poor untutored boy from a for
eign country. At the first call he responded. He
was at Buena Vista on that day of days, and lost
so much blood from a grievous wound, that ho
went down under the very shadow of death.
He came to Utah at a critical time; with
steady courage he held things here secure; in
the midst of the coldest spell of the winter he
went to Bear Lake and at a blow broke tho arm
of the savages that had been killing and menac
ing the settlers; there was a good deal of tho
Cromwell and of tho Grant in his nature; he
fought his way until he won tho stars of a gen
eral and finally died here and his dust is almost
unmarked in tho military cemetery south of Fort
Douglas. To honor his memory with a monument
will bo to honor Utah. And Senator Sutherland
has gotten tho appropriation for that monument
through the senate. Somo one should go from
here and help get it through the House somo
old soldior that can plead tho right of it with
the button on his coat which is a certificate that
he belongs to the immortal band.
The removal by Governor Magoon of the six
Cuban provincial governors is a reminder of the
fact that the material out of which to create
statesmen, or just plain honest men, is scant in
Cuba. For several generations Spain gave to the
people of that island only an experience of cru
elty and graft. Official society was corrupt in
every way. The idea that the people had any
rights was treated as a joke; the idea that the
duty of officials was to be honest and to make a
fair accounting, was looked upon as an absurdity.
Had the evil stopped with the stealings It would
not have been so bad, but the rascality entered
into the very fibre of the people until it looks as
though a regeneration through .e enforcement
of a long term of righteous but inexorable
laws would have to be carried out before Cubans
will be fit to govern Cuba. The President has
decreed that the island must be got ready and
turned over to its own people in February next,
but it is no secret that tho men of property and 1
character there look forward with grave appre
hensions of what will follow. I
Under the direction of General Wood, a code
of laws was prepared for the island. That code
revealed clearly enough that while General
Wood is a most efficient military commander, as
a law-maker' for a restless and for the greater
part ignorant people, he is no Moses.
Governor Magoon, backed by Colonel B. B.
Crowder, of the Judge Advocate General's De
partment of the army, former legal advisor to ,
the military governor of the Philippines, who has
been commended for exceptional legal ability '
and training, has been working upon a new code,
intended to meet the situation in Cuba, but this
code will have to be placed in compai'atively raw
hands for intorprc Lation and execution, and no
wonder that the outcome is filled with apprehen- j
sion. Even with capable courts it would be a .
long time before the people would grasp a knowl- '
edge of their duties under the laws. We still
think, as we have stated before, that it wouio 1
have been better had the American Government,
upon re-taking control of the island, put out a
proclamation to the Cubans and the world that
inasmuch as Spanish rule had so perverted the
malcontents of the island, it was the intention to
hold tho island for a period of years, to govern
it by a governor and executive committee of, say, k
twenty-one; to drop one from that committee and
to appoint a Cuban in his place annually until
the government would finally be in the hands of
disciplined Cubans, and it would be safe to again
withdraw. In the meantime to make education
compulsory and at the same time offer prizes for
exceptional excellence in the schools.
Wo believe something like this will yet have
to be tried, but tho promise has been made that
tho island will be turned back to its people in
February next, and that promise must be kept
and another experiment made by the Cubans 111
self-government. We certainly hope that it will
be a success this time; that our country will be
relieved of that responsibility and that it will be
such an example as the Philippines may benefit
from when in turn they, too, will be given an op
portunity to show whether they are capable of
Prices and the Volume of Money.
A committee of college professors from flv
groat universities of tho East offer purses for
tho best essays on topics relating to Commerce
and Industry. Several themes are given, but no
one need be confined to either of them, so that
what is written, covers the design. But among
tho subjects suggested we notice the following:
"Is it to be expected that the present and re
cent production of gold will cause a higher level
Professor J. Lawrence Laughlin of tho Uni
versity of Chicago heads tho list, and we suspect
ho suggestod that question. When tho struggle
was going on to destroy silver as money, he was
one of those "wise men of the East" who held
that the- quantitative theory of money and that
prices were regulated by the volume of money in
circulation among a people, was a deluBlon. Pos
sibly under the experience since silver was finally
converted into a commodity, ho may have ex
perienced some doubts about the soundness of
his theory, and is seeking for some one to re
inforce him in his old opinion.
It was a theory invented to back the bond
holders and to enable them to perfect their rob
bery of the masses of the people, and though it
is contrary to the teachings of evory political
economist who ever up to that time had written
on the subject, and contrary to every judgment
from cause to effect, it had its weight, anc the
robbers carried their point. One would think