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Ik 2 GOODWIN'S.WEEKLY
I tho gathering together of art treasures worth
K $GG,000,000 has been a mere pastime with him
when abroad on his vacations?
Mr,' Taft is paid a princely salary to be
. President of the United States. Governor Wil
son is likewise paid to be Governor of New
' Jersey. Mr. Foss is in the same fix in Massa-
chusetts, so is Mr. Harmon in Ohio. Mr. La-
Folletto is a senator sworn to look after the
interests of Wisconsin in particular and of the
United States in general, in the Senate of the
United States. What Is tho ruling thought in
all their minds? Mr. Roosevelt four years ago
declared that two terms was the limit of any
man's rightful term as President; that were he
' to be nominated, ho would decline it. But what
is the Colonel doing nowadays except waiting
for a nomination to be forced upon him?
On this showing, how does Mr. Connelly
I figure up that the world is growing better? And
I suppose he establishes that here and there a
H few judges have leaned toward the rich in their
HI decisions, what of it?
HI What better system could he devise? Would
HI it not be better for him to move to impeach
HI these unfaithful judges rather than to labor to
HH cause the public to distrust all judges?
Hi What About The Water Supply?
If HpHERE is very little snow in the mountains,
j less than Ihera ho? been known fot years at
Hjr this season of the year. The theory is that .
HI there is yet plenty of time, for enough to fall. But
Ik if this should fail, then a condition would face
i this city, not a theory. There are people who be-
H lieve that the water is failing in quantity be-
H j cause from under the cottonwoods so much is
H being drained by the mining tunnels away to the
H , south and southeast.
H But just at present, to all appearances, nothing
HI stands between this city and an appalling water
H famine but a great fall of snow, and it is now the
.' eleventh of February.
f We think tho Commercial club should move at
H once, call a meeting of consultation, invite tho
Hjt , commissioners who are the city government, the
2L strong property owners, like Messrs. McCornick,
H;l Jackling, Lew Hills, Riter, the officers of the street
K, and other railroads, Newhouse, Keith, Kearns,
Ht Knox, Armstrong, Holmes, Clark, Lynch,
j the Derns, J. J. Daly, the Walkers, Dr. Talmage,
h' W. F. James, tho university professors, the strong
-j men from every walk of life, to have the situation
B i traversed and to try to reach practical conclu-
H It is too late this year to discuss dams and
IM reservoirs and bed-rock tunnels to any great ex-
Hf tent. But it is not too late to remember that be-
H fore the Ontario tunnel was completed, for weeks
H and months Craig Chambers had twenty-three
H steam pumps at work on the mine, which, from a
H thousand feet threw to the surface 4,500 gallons
H of water per minute, or 270,000 gallons per hour,
H an amount of water greater than ever flowed Into
H this city at any one time, except in seasons of
H And all that water came from one fissure.
H There is a muoh larger fissure holding its way
H beneath this city; directly traceable from north
H of the hot springs to the Cottonwoods. Professor
H Joshua Clayton first traced that out and later Pro.
H fessor Gilbert did the samo thing.
H Professor Clayton expressed the belief that one
Hj wall of tho fissure was broken down above Lib-
H orty park, which caused the water to rise nearly
H to the surface.
H ' In proof of it he pointed to the quick response
H from the shallow wells sunk there and also to
H the fact that in mid-summer when the Jordan is
H so low above this city when it reaches Ninth
K South it begins to increase in volume and op-
H poslte this city it flows with as strong a current
HH as at the spring flood tide. Where else can it
dome from save this fissure and the deep fissuro
that comes through Emigration canyon?
Another indication is that along the side of
the Wasatch range there are no springs found
which is simply an evidence that the drainage of
tho mighty range is through the deep fissures.
Now as to supplying the city with water. A
strong pump placed at the Jordan above the city
would supply the lower blocks of the city with
ample water for gardens, orchards, sprinkling the
streets, supplying the depot grounds, machine
shops and such manufactures are in operation in
that part of the city.
A 1G inch pipe driven down above Liberty
park, to a depth of say 3Q0 feet or 400 feet and
equipped with a great pump, and attached to the
city pipes would supply one-third of the area of
the city the southwestern portion.
Forced up the eastern slope to a connection
with the city mains on or above Thirteenth East,
it would enter at once into the general supply of
the city, and two or throe of these wells and
pumps would be sufficient for the city's needs in
the summer and autumn. The pumps would not
need to be run more than two or three months in
tho dryest season, after that they would be no ex
pense except for a watchman.
This would cost some money, but it would be
trifling compared with what other cities are do
ing. If the Ontario machine forced that immense
volume of water up against a vertical pressure of
1,000 feet, this city can certainly do half as well.
And the need is urgent. Professor Janney
made a thorough investigation of the mountains
to the east of this city and declared that the folds
of the mountains on this side were much greater
than on the east, and the volume of water when
tapped would be much greater than on the On
There should be quick Work inaugurated in
this matter. Tho call should come from the Com
mercial club, the strong men of the city should
be glad to respond, and the city government
should welcome the call and participate in the
meeting, thankful for such counsel as might there
be offered, for the need of swift action is imperative.
A Hail Eliminator
RURAL Franco is exulting over the invention
of a "hail destroyer,", by Comte de
Beauchamp. The Comte, who is a dis
tinguished physician, some time ago made the
discovery that hail cannot form in air denuded
of electricity, and went to work to try to turn
tho discovery to a practical use. In the fruit
growing region of France, it Is estimated that
$40,000,000 worth of fruit is annually destroyed
Last year tho Comte perfected his invention,
in an instrument something like a lightning
conductor, which has the effect of draining tho
atmosphere of electricity, and made tests In
some of the orchards and gardens near Paris. It
worked like a charm; the districts were per
fectly protected, while surrounding districts
wore ravaged by hall storms. Tho Doctor calls
his instruments "Electric Dams," and they
cost about $1,000. Now, tho municipality r of
Paris is going to attach those dams to her three
highest stations. The Eiffel tower, the Sacre
Coeur and the Pantheon, forming a great
protective triangle, and the gardeners and fruit
growers all around Paris are busy pubting up
tho "dams." They do not, of course, stop
storms, but tho moisture falls in rain instead of
Tho question was asked Job:
"Hast thou seen the treasures of tho Hail?
'Which. I have reserved against the time of
"Against tho day of battle and war?"
And Comte Beauchamp might answer: "Nofbut
I have kicked the stuffing out of it and mate
the fruits and gardens immune from it." '
If his invention is the success it is claimed
to be, it not only will protect the fruits and
flowers, but it will protect men and animals
from lightning, which now levies heavy assess
ments every year upon the human race, and ,
proves anew that man is on the certain way
to have dominion over the earth and all nature's
Always The Way
WHEN a great national crisis comes, it is
queer in how many ways it is syihboled
by the people.
Our great Civil war had not been in pro
gress six months before the ladies' dresses were
more than half "soldier clothes," and in a hun
dred ways, in clothing, in action, in the songs p
sung at theaters, in the conduct of public as-
semblies, one was reminded that the furious 1
war was going on. In a little while the fre
quency of mourning robes were reminders that
loved ones had gone down under the battle's
It is so with all nations, we suspect. In the
last few months there was a crisis in England.
Not many outside know how near a great war
was iminent. There was not much said for
outside ears, but the feeling in England was
intense. Now that feeling Is finding expression.
A late cable says that in London, bridge has i
given way to poker. That gives the English- ;
men a chance to keep bluffing, and just among
ourselves, when they shall have perfectly
mastered the game, they will be better prepared
for war than ever before.
Mrs. Hamilton's Birthday
A FRIEND reminds us that last Tuesday was
the seventy-third birthday of our old time
priestess, Mrs. Fidelia B. Hamilton, and
hurls "a shame on you" that we did not on that
day call in the long roll her name. We plead
guilty. A quarter of a century ago no circle was
complete here if Doctor and Mrs. Hamilton were
not presnt. Since then the Doctor has fallen
asleep, and great sorrows have come to Mrs.
Hamilton. But she has learned that the best way
to mitigate sorrow Is through toil and toil of
that kind which lifts souls up to higher planes.
So she at seventy-three Is organise in the x
church at Woodside, 111., where she lives, she has '
beside music classes and frequent musicals; she
is training around her a score of young ladies in '
higher music and higher wisdom; she works inces
santly and "age does not seem to wither her or
custom change the infinite variety ' which keeps
her genius ever advancing and keeps her dream i
of making her little world brighter and brighter, j
which dream to her is at once a perpetual song
and a perpetual lullaby.
It was she who awakened the first music ever j
heard in St. Mark's cathedral in this city; it is
a pleasant song that its notes still linger there.
She is blessing another place now, but she is so
working that in the great choir above she will
have a voice, and at her entrance there we fancy
there -will a thrill run through all the harps,
there and down the emerald aisles, welcomes in
numerable and songs sweeter than the love songs
of mating birds will greet her coming.
In the attempt at suicide of the murderer
Morris at the penitentiary is a suggestion for one ,
way to rUl the state of such criminals.
"Have you a flreloss cooker?"
"No; but I've got a cookless fire." Baltimore