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H, Wo shudder when we think what
Hj.' might happen if General Gcoghegan
Hl should order himself out to suppress
H a riot.
Hfif Tent 2, of tho Maccabees, seems
HtJ to have prize fighting proclivities. Its
Hjo members are scrapping through the
H " nowspapers.
H It is stated that thero aro no cuss
H words in the Japanese language. This
H i being so wo can see no other way for
H a Jap to relieve himself except in
H " kicking the dog.
1 Acting Adjutant General Geoghcgan
is going to introduce swordsmanship
m and fencing into tho National Guard.
With the publication of this announce-
1 ment wo look for a wild rush to en-
M Closely following the announcement
H ( by tho Provo Enquirer, that tho pros-
H ident would not be foolhardy enough
Hi to take a trip in a submarine boat,
H comes tho information that he did.
H All of which demonstrates that as a
H prophet, seer and revclator tho En-
H quirer is losing its grip.
H Tho Paris Matin last Saturday cab-
H led a lengthy appeal to John D. Rock-
H ofeller, asking him to pay Japan tho
H amount of money asked from ussia
H and end tho war. All this in tho in-
H terest of civilization. Wo have a very
H ' accurate mental photograph of John
H D. accepting the proposition.
H i Tom Homer has filed another suit
H ' to restrain tho Consolidated company
from making a transfer to tho city of
its rights in Big Cottonwood canyon
and getting its consolidated franchise
H in return. Well, all right. Let us
H have tho matter adjudicated In tho
courts and then wo will know where
we are at. But it's rather grinding
on the present city administration
that is hampered in its expenditure of
money by tho filing of this suit. The
case will be heard on tho 11th of this
After several weary days of deliber
ation M. Witle has triumphed In tho
diplomatic battle with the envoys
from Japan, and peace Is assured on
terms satisfactory to the Russians.
Nr mnnpv indemnity !s to bo naid.
and the island of Sashalin is to be di
vided. The Japanese do not get all
of tho Manchurlan railway control
asked for, either. Although Japan
asked that the interned warships be
turned over to the imperial govern
ment that point was waived.
In arriving at the conclusions de
termined upon there Is little doubt
that President Rco3evelt was a power
ful factor. Ho materially assisted in
bringing about the final adjudication.
Yet to tho astute mind of WItte 1
duo a great share of the glory.
What a triumph it must be for this
man; the foremost Russian of the
day, the czar himself not excepted.
Tho greater the triumph when It is
considered that Witte is a commoner.
The son of a Dutch immigrant 1
Russia, ho was denied recognition by
the nobility for many years. Not un
til the war with Turkey was his mas
ter mind recognized. As director or
tho railroad service ho conducted af
fairs with a high hand. He side
tracked trains carrying princes and
ordered trains with troops onward.
He took the right of way from the
era vans of dukes and pressed supplies
to tho front. Assuming all the powers
of an autocrat, he soon brought order
out of chaos and In short time 1'
'matters running smoothly. Then he
let tho dukes, tho princes, the lords
pass on. Tho czar recognized him and
advanced him step by stop until he
became imperial chancollor. Then he
was suddenly dropped; relegated Ilk'
Bismarck was. But not for long. It
Is hard to keep a good man down in
any country and ho again forged to
tho front. This achievement stamps
him as tho foremost man in Europe.
Becauso ho was dealing with brainy
men; with men of acute sense and per
ception. Quoting M. WItto wo get an
adequate idea of tho situation:
"Tho Japanese wanted to take our
interned warships, and I have not
consented. Tho Japanese wanted to
limit our naval power in the far east,
and I have not consented. Tho Jap
anese wanted war Indemnity or reim
bursement of the cost of war; aye, de
manded it, and I have not consented.
Tho Japanese wanted tho Chinese
Eastern railway south of Harbin, but
I gavo them only tho railroad in the
possession of their troops south of
Chautafu. Tho Japanese wanted Sak
halin and I refused it, agreeing at tho
last moment to cede tho southern
half, and then only because I was
commanded by my sovereign to yield.
Not only do wo not pay so much as
a kopeck, but wo obtain half of Sak
halin, now in their possession. At this
morning's meeting I presented my
written proposition which was tho
Russian ultimatum. It was accepted
by tho Japanese. I was amazed. Un
til I was in tho conference room I did
not think what would happen. I could
not anticipate such a great and happy
Nor should the Japanese govern
ment be passed without a word. It
has yielded many points in tho inter
ests of peace, for which it merits fa
vorable mention. Perhaps, as has
been intimated, thero has been some
secret understanding that will serve
as a balm to Russia's wounded pride,
but whether or not, the world will give
the little brown men the credit for
being as far advanced In civilization
as the rest of us in their desire for
peace. We are glad that matters have
ended as they have and that the op
posing armies will now go to their
homes and beat their swords In plow
shares and their spears Into pruning
The coming of peace between Japan
and Russia ought to be hailed with
joy and satisfaction by every edu
cated human being on the globe. For
war is hell. Sherman knew what he
was talking of when he made that re
mark. We hear a great deal about the
glory of dying for one's country; go
ing down in tho long sleep amid the
boom of the cannon, the bursting of
the shells, the singing of the bullets
and the seething sound of tho bayonet
as it drinks the heart's blood of somo
unfortunate, but it Is a darned sight
better to live for one's country and
aid in adding to her grandeur, her
richness, her happiness. The man
who makes barren land fertile, who
causes tho silver stream from the
mountain to flow over the dry soli and
fructify It, is better lor the world
than a dozen generals who ride rough
shod to victory over tho slain bodies
of thousands. Tho woman who sits
up at night ministering to tho suf
iferer; who places to his hot lips a
cup of cold water; who bathes his
(fevered brow and soothes him to sleep,
has earned more lasting glory than
the man who has stormed an abattls.
Thero Isn't any sense in war either.
It is tho most nonsenlcal method of
settling a dispute ever resorted to.
Hero Is a parallel case. Suppose
bmitn anu Brown own adjoining
farms of one thousand acres each. A
dispute arises over tho location of a
line fence. Smith employs twenty
hired men and Brown twenty-two, or
twenty-five. Smith tells Brown to
move tho fence back ten feet and
Brown refuses. Whereupon Smith
sends his hired men over on to
Brown's land with instructions to
shoot and kill Brown's hired men.
Brown masses his forces and they en
gage In battle until one side is prac
tically annihilated. Wo woud desig
nate that sort of combat as murder,
wouldn't wo? Well, war is a brother
to murder, only war has been legiti
matized, while murder Is an ordinary
bastard. Smith and Brown could ar
bitrate their difficulties easily and
thero would bo nothing more to it,
and what Smith and Brown can do,
nations can do. Oh, says an advocate
of carnage, thero are so many men
born every year to bo killed. Rats.
While wars have been, and doubtle I ."
will bo for many years to come, ther I Jj
is nothing In the economy of natu, I a
that demands we shall war upon oi I (
another. Nature and Divinity teae I ar
nothing but lessons of love. Why eve. I
rattlesnakes refrain Trom Hghtln I ot
each other, and how much greater I
than tho reptile Is man, tho possesso
of a spark of Divinity in the form ot a a
soul. But, says man, there has been
var In Heaven Itself. Do we not rea-i "
that Michael and his ancels foneht ?
tho dragon and his angels? Well, even f
admitting that the remarkable dream f
of John, in tho Isle of Patmos, wac
fact, there was no killing done in that
war, because the vanquished were
simply overpowered and thrown over
the battlements. They live, according
to the theory of the believers, still,
and aro enduring torment. They wero
not wiped off the map. But the tale I
does not seem probable. Infinity need I
not send angels to fight angels, rignt
n the courts where He reigns, and I
the writer doesn't believe He did. An I
insurrection in Heaven would be one I
of the impossibilities. However, that I
has nothing to do with this case. I
There are not so many men born ev- I
cry year to be killed; there are so I
many men born every year to become I
husbands and fathers; to become good I
citizens, and it is a shame and a dls-
grace to enlightenment that they I
should be compelled to lay down their I
lives in battlo in defense of a princi- I
pie, or a quarrel, when a calm and dis- I
passionate appeal to the good sense I
of a board of arbitration would settle
tho matter without resorting to force.
Wars should cease, for they are cruel
and unnecessary. Time was when
wars might have been justified, but
that age has passed. Battleships
should not be constructed, but In their
stead vessels engaged in commerce
should plow tho seas. Cannon ought
not to be forged, the Iron is better
used when made into plows, harrows,
reapers and mowers. War never made
any one happier, but misery has ever
followed in its wake. A century ago
an appeal to arms and the Lord of
Hosts might have been all right, but
we have been learning somo very Im
portant lessons since 177G, and now
an appeal to common sense and the
God of Peaco is a much bettor course
-WILL YOUNG'S LATEST.
Everyone who knew Beatrice Young,
wife of W. G. Young, formerly of this
city, said that ho hadn't better mon
key with another woman as long as
she lived, becauso though a quiet lit
tlo body she had a steel gray oyo that
reminded one of a sword. Will found
her in Butte, after leaving here, and
when ho mado hor acquaintance sho
was a stenographer in tho Hennessey
building. Sho did a lot of work for
him when ho was working for tho M.
O. P. company, and tho two were
soon very fast friends. A few months
after tho death of his wife In this city,
Young married her, but' -not until she
had detected him flirting , ith another
girl, and then tho steel gray eyes
flashed fire and Will hastily hurried
up with tho ceremony. Tho pair went
to New York where they worked to
gether. They both did well, for they
were top notchers. Will was formerly
court stenographer hero and in Butte