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I WILL OUR BOOKS LIVE?
I a nucstion that critics of American
li Ln often raise Is: Will an Amorl-
I flct Cthor today produce a work that
I Sli bo eagerly read and loved by the
1 next generation?
II The problem Is not an easy one to
II ivp Viewed on the surface one
III mteht readily answer that there is
II Sr Sioro encouragement given to gen
1 1 ft, at this time than ever before; that
II reading taste of the public is con
II ifantly developing; that the standard
II of education is steadily advancing and
II lint a more general prosperity affords
II the public more opportunity to culti
II vate literary taste.
II All of these facts might lead to the
II conclusion that it should be easier now
H lo produce great stories than it was
H fifty years ago, but there Is another
side to the question.
H It only requires a very simple analy-
sis of al lof the greit works of Action
to see that they differ radically from
the best selling books of today. The
H works that live are primal, elemental,
H universal. They deal simply and di
ll rectly with those emotions, with those
H phages of life that are common to
H every land and age. They appeal to
H every one who has developed the ca
H paclty to. love and hate, to aspire and
BJj fear, to suffer and rejoice. The mere
H Incidents of the story are secondary.
H the personal views of the author are
H not obtruded upon the reader, the time
M might bo any age, the place might bo
IB But the novels of the hour, that
W please and hold for a little while the
In Interest of the great army of story
II readers deal principally with the won
U (lerfnl complexity of our life today,
D with some particular phase of our
H social or commercial problems. When
BJ the circumstances have altered these
stories will excite no more attention
than Donnelly's "Golden Bottle" or
Caesar's Column" does today.
B It Is easy to say that our authors
fl should not be so completely under the.
I spell of the hour as to deal only with
fl passing affairs, but the answer Is con-
fl elusive when it is noted that It pays
fl best In dollars to write of the things
In which the general public has an
active, living interest.
I Somo day, some one, great enough.
fl strong enough to refuse to bo syndl-
cated, may devote the best of his life
H and talents to uttering, not what the
BJ public clamors for, but what lies deep
KJ est In his soul.
III And only a character like this will
111 produce the story that will not grow
H THE LAW'S SEAMY SIDE.
BJ It is impossible to deny that our
BJ statistics of crime, and of the growth
Bfl of crime, in the United States are ap-
j Palling crimes against life, crimes
j against property, crimes against pub-
Bj He rights. And no doubt this state of
Ml affairs is In part duo to the lax enforce-
ment of law and to the resulting
J growth of the lawless spirit. But to
IJ stop thero would be to leave the root
of this ugly menace untouched.
m A chief causo of our lawlessness Is
the law itself statute books filled
with tricky, subtly worded laws dellb-
erately designed to enable lawyers to
safeguard criminals of all degrees and
Mndt In assaults upon order and jus-
"ce- And who Is responsible for this?
who mnde these laws? The answer
K nnnst bo tho lcgal Profession, the 115,
M 0 lawyers, many of whom pocket
iho fat fees of tho criminal class from
II trust baron to thug and thief. These
lawyers are on the. bench, have a
monopoly of tho judicial positions;
I 'ley dominate tho lpcrlaintures in dl-
2s of some
crimes; these "shining lights" have
no right to look down on the humbler
activities of their less distinguished
fellows in fostering and shielding tho
lower orders of crime.
Upon the legal profession rest, in a
large measure, tho responsibility and
the shame for tho deplorable condi
tions. It is tho duty of every Ameri
can to do what he can to remedy these
conditions. But what can the rest of
s do while so many of the sworn nnd
official guardians of the temple of jus
tice are trafficking in injustice, pan
ders and procurers to the crimlnnl?
Saturday Evening Post.
Thero Is no proven woith in tho de
rivation of tho word "cynic," which a
moderato Greek grammar knowledge
may suggest to somo, that a cynic Is
a man who goes about his way with
a dog at his heels. If the cynical man
does In point of fact own a dog, It Is
unfair to tho dog to regard tho cir
cumstances of ownership as other than
an accident of existence which might
befall any man or dog. Tho man cyn
ical is a common acquaintance of ours,
unknown by any uniformity of tasto
with his cynical brethren in matters
of dross or tho like. Ho lives with
an admirable curl of the lip or tongue
that Is of studied purpose sword-like,
and a mind of iconoclastic discern
ment. In days when all things must
needs have points of emphasis, tho
man cynical seems outwardly to be a
upon that side of life which presents,
ilsasonablo and porsonnl emphasis
upon that side of life which presents,
according to cur egotistical nnd pre
judiced opinion, a series of nnnmnllc3.
Life, as modernly lived, is no doubt
a lumblo of contradictory facts; but.
while life Itself supplies tho facts, man
supplies tho contradiction. And tho
man cynical Is lie who is tho essence
of a natural contradiction to most
things. So, being contradictory of
nature, It often happens that the cynic
Is, by those who love him little, ac
counted rude and lacking in ethical
propriety; but ho has his method of
living, and ho goes broad-breasted to
the winds of popular displeasure,
which blow upon him from mnny quar
ters. He has, to his own seeming,
found the deficiency In life's weights,
and with somo sort of enthusiasm ho
hurls his own personality into the
lighter balance. Ho Is not altogether
faultless, for ho has located barriers
of artificiality which ho discerns, with
right or wrong judgment, to be an In-
superablo paradox preventing the
right solution of tho problem of "bene
vlvero" and these barriers must bo
destroyed. After somo such manner
thinks tho man cynical, and his pride
Is that ho of all men is endowed with
the wisdom to set aright the things
which aro wrong. Ho knows himself
to bo the plenipotentiary of perfection,
and this perfection ho believes to bo
of destruction rather than construction.
If tho man cynical were Indeed what
ho supposes himself to bo, there would
b'e little use in writing further; hut,
fortunately, his negative office has no
real sanction. Ho Is a victim of social
dyspepsia, for which the aggressive
panaceas of tho day have failed to
find a remedy. His cynicism has set
an unconscious limit of progress to
his existence, for ho has no sympathy
In the dreamings wherein men of other
typos make to themselves semi-detached
habitations of tho mind the ono
part joined, It is irrevocably true,
to tho world wherein all men llvo,
but tho other part pointing to a sug
gestive and pleasing meadowland of
aspiration. Tho man cynical may like
at times to let his gaze wander meadow-wards,
but ho has learnt to lovo
better tho bitter weeds of his own
cardon: so he remains essentially a
creature of tire earth, living in his own
circumference of scorn. Public Opin
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GOOD WORDS FOR UTAH.
In a splendidly written article en
titled "Another 'Go West' Period," in
tho current number of "Sunset," is
found tho following on Utah and Salt
"Utah is at tho edge of tho factory
era. Its sugar mills supply the Inter
mountain country. Its boot nnd shoo
industry feeds nt least tho Mormon
clement of the population. It has
found that It has the material for the
manufacture of glass. It has puinlco
ulono In deposits as big as mountains.
It has iron which will Inevitably lead
(o the erection of rolling mills, and
which Is already in the hands of cap
ital that will dovclpo Its possibilities.
Nor is there ono of these features
that Is not already giving somebody
something to do, something now an.l
lull of thrift, Eoiuelhlnt; encouraging
In tho prospect It offers for tho pros
perity nnd lstlnctlon of tomorrow.
Salt Lake City alcne Is so full of
young men taking tho chance3 that It
has a Unlvoslty club with nearly three
hundred members nnd n university
club house that compares favorably
with the best edifices of the kind In
Tho Rich County News is responsi
ble for tho following:
A man's houso should bo on tho hill
top of cheerfulness and serenity, so
high that no shndow rest upon It, nnd
where tho morning conies so tearly
nnd tho ovonlng tnrries so Into, that
tho day has twice as many golden
hours as those of other men. llo Is
lo bo pitied whoso house Is in somo
rlley of grief between tho hills with
the longest night and tho shortest day.
If oino should bo tho center of joy and
orations of memory, singing to all our
after melodies nnd harmonies of old
Warron Foster sells Insuranco, not
lw Milts. Commercial Block.
A Land of Opportunity for tho
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Have you muscles to Invest?
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Do you wnnt a farm?
Do you want an orchard?
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