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Goodwin's Weekly I
I (Copyrlphl 1911 by Goodwin's Weekly) &&0L H
QL-XX SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MARCH 2, 1912. HT No. 20 I
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J. T. Goodwin, Mgr. L. S. Gillham, Bus. Mgr.
C. C. GOODWIN Editor
As Was Expected
- ATHBR sooner than was expected, Col. Roose
r velt has admitted that he is a candidate for
' the presidency. He should be defeated un
less the Democracy this year outdoes itself in
The immediate indictment against him is that
to accept he has been obliged to break his own
pledges, and pledges made in such form that his"
honor as a gentleman is directly impeached. His
t friends explain that by saying that his pledges
made four and eight years ago do not relate to
L, this year, unfortunately for that theory the
pledges are made in such language that they in-
elude all time. Moreover, their violation corre
sponds with other acts of his from which no in
ference can be drawn except that to get out of a
close place he does not esteem either his word
or his honor as sacred enough to be cherished.
Repeatedly while president he assailed gentle
men and one woman who had tried to serve him,
as liars. More, by the act ho convicted himself
as destitute of gratitude and gave clear proof he
cared nothing for sincere friendship when It was
I to his immediate interest to break that friend-
ship In a most offensive way.
Moreover, his political principles would, were
I he made chief magistrate again, be a threat and
I menace to our form of government. When presi
dent before he repeatedly insulted the supreme
court and demanded that added powers should be
given the executive.
, The supreme courts of our states and the na
tion pass upon the constitutionality of laws. More
, l than once Col. Roosevelt in effect has said that
the people, when such decisions do not suit any
I considerable number of the people they should
have the right to review, and if they thought
v best annul such decisions.
Of course this would not be a Republican form
II of government, but a Democracy gone mad.
Again, on the same theme ho has said: "Tho
fault is not with the constitution; the fault is in
1 the judge's construction of the constitution and
what is required is the power for the people to
reverse this false and wrong construction."
Thus ho with no grounded knowledge of law
or what a wrong construction of the law would
& mean, assumes to render his opinion as to when
S ' a law has been misinterpreted, though he could
not state the reasons for his beliei to save his
lifo, save that it conflicts with his own horso-
tick assumption that it conflict with his indi
Suppose him again president, suppose ha
then should carry through his pet scheme of ap
praising and taking in the railroads, and then
with added millions of men who would be under
his control, he was to conclude that it would save
the country much trouble to have the govern
ment changed from a republic to a monarchy
with him king; how long would it require him
to explain that the change was necessary and
tbat he was accepting the new title at great per
Where would his great simulated love for the
people be then?
Suppose the bull, before he was admitted into
the china shop had protested that all he Wanted
was to see the beautiful things there, would that
have been a reliable insurance on the crockery?
Caesar "thrice refused a kingly crown."
Does Mr. Plnchot even believe that Roose
velt could pass beyond the second offer? It
may be said this is foolish reasoning, but who
knows? It would be but one step beyond what
ho has already prepared.
Elected once more and his head would bo
swelled to the point of bursting and there would
be eight governors beside Plnchot and Garfield to
minister to his self love, vanity, egotism and over
leaping ambition for power.
And there is danger of his nomination and
election. In a former administration he con
nived with the steel kings to permit them to take
in the Tennessee Iron and Coal company.
They are tired of prosecutions, what If they
have bargained to help him for a consideration?
He is very confident. He is qounting on effec
tive support. From whence is that support to
It surely is time for men who cherish free in
stitutions to be thinking hard now, and to be
working up to the time the Republican national
THE coming of Mr. Bryan on Monday was an
event. Since his last visit he has had a
worldwide experience, but time has dealt
gently with him. His eloquence has not
lessened. It has lost some of Its harp
melody, but has taken . on deeper organ
tones. The old infirmity still clings to his
speeches he charms audiences but somehow his
speeches do not seem to make votes. Men go to
hear him under the same influences that leads
them to attend a stately opera; they go appar
ently to be charmed, not to be Instructed nor
They are carried off their feet at night, but are
hable to get up next morning, unimpressed.
Listening to him, one, who In the old days heard
Oliver P. Morton Instinctively thinks of him be
cause of the mighty difference. One Im
passioned with a clarion voice that Is
liko a trumpet call, to charm a field
where flags are flying and drums rolling;
the other chained to his chair, with a classic pro
file but with front face like a bull dog, with no pre
tense toward oratory, but rather talking in mo
notonous tone simply, earnestly, desiring to tell
the truth and thus to instruct those before him
there could be no more marked contrast. The one
closing amid the acclaims of the enraptured multi
tude and passing out like the closing scene of
some great dwILin a splendor of light and H
sound; the otMj9Bnlshlng because he had drawn 'H
a masterful aw&Iint to a close which had no- H
peroration evenSgmt had no exordium, and then H
silence and tlmlKly thought. The one was for- H
gotten next rtayppo other haunted thoughtful H
minds for days like a strain of music that could H
not quite find expression in the mind, until at last H
it fully materialized and with that came a convic- H
tion to last always. H
As To The Immortal Soul H
MR. J. H. WILLEY, a Methodist clergyman M
of Pennsylvania, declares that every man H
is inculcated with an angel germ; that the H
primordial germ through evolution became a H
man; in his hopeful soul he holds It not im- M
possible for a monkey to eventually expand Into H
the cherubic state, and naturally, as a result of
his spiritual and scientific research, evolution
from the germ followed to a conclusion, should H
be an angel. 11
The doctor is safe in one respect at least. No 11
man can positively disprove his theory, though '
by what process he reaches It, we fear that the H
doctor himself will have difficulty in establish-
It seems to us not very different from the old H
belief in the transmigration of souls, which had
one good result it made men merciful to ani-
mals, for not one of them knew how soon a cat H
or a crocodile might possess his own soul. H
But what does the doctor know about evolu- H
tlon anyway? H
Tho nearest that the scriptures come to de- H
clarlng it Is that "man became a living spirit," H
and again that tho "mortal Bhall put on immor- H
But the first evidently referred to the crea- H
tion, not to the growth of men, and the last to H
that change which comes to the just when re- H
leased by death from all that Is earthy in this H
life, and the soul of man stands forth In Its im- H
mortal substance. H
But there is no evolution in this, no change H
in man's divine self any more than there Is in H
his physical self when he ascends from a deep H
and dark shaft into the sunbeams of a clear H
summer noonday. H
We talk about the evolution of man from a H
state of ignorance to that of enlightenment, but H
that does not prove any evolution of the man H
himself, but only that the masses of men are H
more generously possessed of acquired knowl- H
edge, for the most brilliant of modern men have H
not any more splendid natural abilities than had H
Aristotle or Pericles or Plato. H
When the Savior said to the thief on the H
cross: "Today shalt thou bo with mo in Para- H
dise," there was no hint of evolution in His , H
words, but only of that divine change which H
should come "in the twinkling of an eye," when H
his "corruptible should put on incorruption." H
We can understand all about material evolu H
tion. When a hamlet built of sun-dried brick H
and thatched with straw is changed to a great H
city of marble and bronze, that is a clear ex- H
ample of evolution, but haB there beon any such H
change in the men who at first dwelt in the huts H
and those who occupy the palaces? The latter jH
race have taken on some acquired knowledge. H
When a prospector who is his own cook and H