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title: 'Goodwin's weekly : a thinking paper for thinking people. (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1902-1929, December 16, 1911, Page 6, Image 6',
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H 6 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY
H he has been unconsciously making the whole
H state shriek with laughter. The colossal assinity
H of the man as revealed in the copious stream of
H drivel which he has been drooling in the press,
H while it has come as a startling apocalypse to
Hj some of his admirers, has been greatly appre-
H elated by lovers of the droll. Same of his stuff
H is almost incredible. For instance: "If this (the
H spirit of wrath) goes on these two pale prisoners
M in their cells will feel justified." Wouldn't it be
H terrible if they did? How important it is hat
H these two pale perverts should keep their in ral
H vision straight! And again: "Wfe shall see, and
H I state, and say it, too, so that the world will
H hear I can almost say now that society is show-
H ing that it is not fit to throw a stone at those
H self-confessed dynamiters." There's a really hard
H slap on the wrist for society! When Mr. Steffens
H both states and says a thing he means It. It is
H only when he states and refrains from saying
H that wo know he is not in earnest. Mr. Steffens
H is in deadly earnest for we learn, "today every-
H body is throwing bombs. Why shouldn't I throw
WM one, too?" Echo answers, why? Mr. Steffens
might throw himself, for behind his whiskers he
H looks very much like a bomb. Mr. Steffens, by
H the way, is a powerful thrower, as we learn from
M himself. "I am not a professing Christian," he
M says, "but I find that Christianity works when-
M ever it is applied, so while not being bound by
it myself I throw it into any situation that is
H hard and righteous. It dissolves the meaner vir-
M tues like duty, thrift and honesty." It is interest-
B ing to learn that in Mr. Steffens' philosophy hon-
H esty is one of the moaner virtues almost a vice
H perhaps. But why excerpt from Steffens! Read
H him every line. It would be a shame even to
H expurgate him."
B The best way to smoke is to stick to Stick-
"IS NOT THAT ENOUGH " -
By August Strindberg.
It really didn't matter much that the rich
young man did not ask Jesus what he should do
to know life's riddle, as Jesus might have made
the same answer as he did to the question about
how he should gain life eternal: "Go and sell
what thou hast and give to the poor."
On the contrary it was a great pity that the
rich young man did not do as he was bid and also
that he was not living one burning hot June day
in the year 1905 to accompany the lean, sixty
year old vegetable seller pushing a heavy cart
down the Avenue de Neuilly and crying with a
voice trembling from intermittent hunger and
"Cresson de fontaine!
La sante du corps !
Quatre Hards la botte!
Quatre Hards la botte!"
Ho had taken the left side of the street and
stopped at all the gates but had been turned
away by the women, for the younger and stronger
vendors had already supplied their daily needs.
He has come to Port Maillot and looks down
the avenue that seems ike an endess stretch to
the Seine. He takes off his black cotton cap and
wipes the sweat from his forehead with the sleeve
of his blue blouse. Should he turn now and go
up the right side or shall he struggle into Paris
to seek his fortune there the tremendous fortune
of the few sous that he must earn to get nourish
ment enough to pull the cart tomorrow?
Is he to risk his last franc for toll and then
throw himself on unknown fate? Yes, he'll make
the hazard, so he pays his license and pulls into
the Avenue de la Grande Armee.
Although the sun has not been up long, the
cobble stones are hot from the day before; the
beautiful city smells of bedroom air which no
wind stirs as it streams out of the open windows
and the sun's r a mull the dust that flies from
the shaken rugs. The bill boards glisten with
newly pasted circus posters and smell of the
strangling ammonia; cigar butts and horse leav
ings and bits of orange peel and celery-ends and
paper bags float out of forgotten dust heaps in a
thick stream until the street cleaner turns on the
water and sweeps the whole mess into the sewer.
The old man's cries are lost in the rumble of
omnibuses and delivery wagons and no one buys
his water cresses.
Tired and discouraged, he sits down under the
plane trees but the sun finds him nevertheless
through the dusty leaves and burns the weary man
in patches. How he would rejoice to see a cloudy
sky or feel a downpour of rain to slake the in
tolerable burning that robs his nerves of strength
and dries up his sinews! But despite the tor
tures of the heat, hunger and anxiety for the
morrow force him on and he rises and takes up
the shafts again, drags up the steep hill toward
the Arc de Triomphe, crying constantly,
"Quatre Hards la botte!"
At the last street corner a seamstress buys two
bunches of water cress. And then he drags his
cart down the Champs Elysees and meets the
rich young man who is driving to the Bois de
Boulogne behind his English coachman and, after
his own fashion, pondering over the riddle of
life. At the fine houses and big restaurants they
buy nothing and the sun is beginning to wither
the vegetables. The cauliflowers' long green
leaves droop and he has to freshen them with
water from the fountain at the Rond-Point.
It is noon when he passes the Place de la
Concorde and reaches the Quais. Here and there
outside the big restaurants men are at table hav
ing dejeuner. They look full of worries and as
though they were fulfilling a painful duty for the
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