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Vol. I. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JULY 12; 1902. No. 9. Bit B
C. C GOODWIN, Editor.
J. T. GOODWIN, - - - - Manager.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY.
Subscription Price j & Lh, in Advan'
Address all communications to Goodwin's Weekly,
P. 0. Boxes 1074 and 1020,
320322 Dooly Block, - - Salt Lake City, Utah.
DURING THE MEETING OF THE GRAND
LODGE OP ELKS IN THIS CITY, IN AUGUST,
WE WILL PUBLISH A BEAUTIFUL SOUVENIR
EDITION OF GOODWIN'S WEEKLY. THE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE B. P. 0. E.,
85, HAS GIVEN ITS SANCTION TO THIS PA
PER TO PUBLISH THE OFFICIAL SOUVENIR,
AND WE PROPOSE TO PUBLISH A HANDSOME
PAPER, WITH COVER IN PURPLE, AND WILL
CONTAIN SPECIAL ARTICLES ON THE CITY,
STATE AND THE ELK LODGES. ILLUSTRATED
THROUGHOUT WITH HALF-TONES, BESIDES
THE PROGRAMMES FOR THE WEEK, STORIES,
VERSES, AND OTHER REGULAR FEATURES
OF THE PAPER. SEND YOUR ORDERS TO
I BOX 1074.
I THE SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW.
B Representative Sutherland gave the News some
B facts touching his relations with Senator Kearns
B and the President. It came as no surprise to such
B people of Utah as have kept watch of affairs since
B Mr. Kearns bought his commission as Senator, and
B bought the press to boost him or at least keep
B silent about him.
B It seems he went to Washington with the same
B ideas that he entertains at home, which are the
B same that the lady had when the tutor of her child
B advised her to take the child home, as she had no
B capacity to pursue the studies of the school. "Has
B no capacity!" cried the mother. "How much does
B your old capacity cost? I will buy one for my
B child."
B Our Senator has been boosted by hired press-dis-
B patchers; he has been advertised to nausea by one
B great newspaper, while another has been reduced
B to mild praise of the Senator or to silence touch-
B ing his short-comings. One is silly, the other sea-
B sick over the Sutherland interview; but the people
B feel relieved. They know that Mr. Sutherland is
B an honest man and further see through his inter-
B view that in Washington he bore himself as an
B honorable self-respecting gentleman should.
B They are patiently waiting for the time to come
B when the President and public men generally of
B Washington will estimate aright the real character
H of the man who flaunts his purchased commission
fl as Senator in the face of the nation, as though
B there was something about it which can hide the
B stains on the hand that presents it.
B When Mr. Kearns returns and views the political
B Nation, he will probably not bo enamoured with
B "the tout ensemble of the whole."
DUKE-ROBERTSON, DEGENERATES.
The sensation of the past few days has been the
making clear of the fact that two absolutely trust
ed degenerates have been robbing the Bank of
Wells, Fargo and Company in this city for nine
years past. The wonderful feature of the busi
ness is that they could have carried on their work
of spoliation so long without detection.
How they escaped the eyes of the manager and
of the bank examiners so long is the wonder. It
seems the system of checking, the work of one
employee upon another, was sufficient to balance
everything correctly in the bank proper, but all
the time the drain upon the vault itself went on,
one forged check serving until it became dangerous
and then it was replaced by another, the long-time
deposits of heavy capitalists serving the purpose
of the thieves and making their work comparative
ly easy by whip-sawing the bogus checks from one
to another account when in any particular case the
appearances became threatening.
But that the habits of both men did not long ago
excite the suspicions and apprehensions of the
manager is most strange.
The lives of the two men have been perfectly
understood by business men generally in the city;
it has been clear for a long time that both men
were expending vastly more money than any ordi
nary salary could supply, and how this could go
on year after year with no accounting is mar
velous. It has long been known that some five
years ago Robertson went to a friend in anguish,
threatened to commit suicide because he Was a de
faulter to the amount of some $2000, which the
friend gave him to clear his account.
Of course, we all know that with some strong
natures, that axe inclined to be suspicious and to
be chary of giving confidence, when that con
fidence is gained it is given absolutely; but a
bank has the money of the public; no other place
requires such perpetual vigilance and it is a mar
vel that two thieves could for years pursue their
reckless course unapprehended when the dullest
citizen familiar with their daily career, knew that
there must be something wrong when quiet men
were saying: "There will be some volcano
detonations heard in the neighborhood of Wells,
Fargo and Company's bank one of these bright
mornings."
It is idle to moralize over the affair. A few
facts stand prominently out. One is that neither
man was inherently honest, neither was ever disci
plined either to a line of duty or to control his own
appetites and passions. The betrayal of the trust
placed in their hands was merely a matter of op
portunity. Probably they began as other men do,
by taking a small sum which they fancied they
could quickly restore. After that first fatal crime,
the rest followed with ever increasing progres
sion until the appetites were more and more given
away to, that through them surcease might be
brought from remorse and fear, until the shadow
of the penitentiary closed over both of them.
Of all the criminals, those who rob deposits in a
bank are entitled to least sympathy. Wells,
Fargo and Company has branch banks in many
cities, but had this thing happened in any
ordinary bank there would have been a run upon
it and very likely a smash.
Then the deposits on which aged men and
womon depend for support would have been swept
away; the money to support and educate orphans
would have been lost.
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