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ii J 2 OOODWIN'S WEEKLY.
hsh u ii . . HH ''Ml directness talk of foreign countries, but more than HH jRl ! once ho close(1 nIs remarks with words like these: BHTnili ' "American ought to visit Europe often, in order to HB 'qw appreciate how incomparably greater than any HT UM E country abroad is their own native land." Bm WJjK I Ho had shrewd ideas of his countrymen who are mBt 'Jr ' in hB1 statIons' and shrewd judgment on all pub- H i $$' lie questions. He often deplored the narrowness Bt Till some of our so-called statesmen. He would H? J 'Iff never accept an office, though the highest was H'i -j L tendered him. "I know a little about mining, I H, j" M get along in business," he would say, "but is that W . jfcj : If a reason why I should make a spectacle of myself H !hJr$J in places for which I have had no training?" H ,f -1 $5 was essentially a worker; he believed it was Bt Yi'm e only tung to rely uPon Speaking of a strike HI fl$ that was in progress, he once asid: "These men H !(! ;' ' humiliate me. I have rolled rocks in the Yuba Brr j'M-l river for months at a time for a reward of less B ,v "'! , than $1.00 a day, but I never thought of striking, Rv j , f for a strike pays less than a worn out placer mine. tjf,( Why don't these men work and save their wages x 'A and then in a little while, if dissatisfied, try some- H. '-ri, thing else or some other field? Strikes lead to H v jfl idleness. The taint of idleness soon saps the ener- H '!''. T gies of strong men and that is the beginning of H?' ' J(f their decay." f ' ,H But a few weeks since he seemed in perfect HtM' " health. The frost that will not melt at dawn was H on his hair, but the old ruddy complexion re- flj z) d mained, the old light was in his eyes, the old firm Hl,r, M( grasp was in his hand and he was dreaming of J k4nj "putting a girdle 'round about" the world's great- ill ' Hi est ocean Indeed, a ship loaded with the first sec- F IJ " iff tion of tlie Paclflc cate Inst week pulled out of 1 vl I If an EnSllsa Prt- He ought to have lived another Hl $ 1 HI en years The world needed his work, the poor if-I?rf needed his sympathy, the rich his high example. $ 1 He began life penniless, he died worth millions, F, 'JJfl but his wealth made no man poorer, his was f . 1 ; newly created money. He stormed the strongholds where nature had locked her treasures and took them in fair fight. In obtaining them no taint or stain was left upon his integrity or manhood, and his character shining back along the path which marked his high soul's flight is revealed white as a planet's light. Most wealthy men are estimated by the magni tude of their fortune. Had Mr. Mackay remained poor he would still have been a chief among men, for there was a splendor of manhood about him compared with which gold is lusjterless. He was a great captain of industry, as winsome as he was commanding. Had he been made a prisoner by savages he would in a month have been made chief by natural selection. It is pitable to think of him as dead, but now that his transition has come, the memories of what he was are covered already with halos and they will finally cause his image to stand out magnified in its niche, in the great Hall of Fame where are placed the statues of the world's industrial Captains. A BOGUS COMPARISON. Mr. Bryan's Commoner draws a contrast be tween the course pursued toward Japan and to ward the Philippines. It describes Japan as peo pled by Pagans, the Philippines as peopled by Christians, says "They have worshipped the true God, erected homes and struggled for freedom." It points to Japanese progress and adds: "Peace marked the dealings with the heathen Japanese; slaughter and sword mark the dealings with the Christian Filipinos." And it would be difficult to crowd more utter rot into so small a space. Japan was a great na tion when Marco Polo visited there seven hundred years ago. It had about the most perfect govern ment on earth, for it had even then caught the secret of feeding a vast population on a small area, and so adjusting matters that few of all the mil lions were desperately poor and none very rich. V Jf III F . fvVi WBMiVV & BRO . vj House and Hotel-Keepers 1 : ATTENTION ! 1 1 ; The Following LINENS and DOMESTICS at Factory j mil Prices This Week ! H ! j 100 DOZ. HEAVY TURKISH BATH TOWELS, made from very absorbent twist HSjp' (I I yarns, fully fringed, 23 inches wide and about iA yards long, HRj- J , value 20 cents, go this week at, each 2.j4C ; Rl 111 : 10 BOLTS OF BEST UTICA BLEACHED BED TICKING, 7-4 oz., yards wide,; RSI Jffi just the width for single beds, value 2?4c, on sale this week HRIljfl at 194C a yard ' B I 56 INCH WIDE HALF BLEACHED TABLE LINEN, a good linen for general use ; Bf ' , ! in pretty patterns. Regular price 45c, on sale this week, per ; I F ,ard v 28c HI i Hi' Si f 6S iNCH WIDE FULL BLEACHED TABLE LINEN' new desins Just in- 'regular ; Rl' H price 65c, on sale this week; per yard 47C ; HB j 2 YARDS WIDE SILVER BLEACHED TABLE LINEN, soft and silky finished, our ; HHH , banner $1.00 quality. On sale, per yard, this week 84C nnllHHBHHHIBHHHHHHHHHHHHBHHHHHHHHHBHHI There was no cause to try to improve the condition of the Japanese, for any change woulcl have made that condition worse There was no occasion to interfere, for not only was the Government more nearly perfect than almost any other, but every resource of the Islands was already utilized. In the Philippines are some thirty-three tribes. The one most advanced when under Spanish rule sometimes fought for some concessions from Spain, never for freedom. The Commoner has often praised the heroism of Aguinaldo. We can esti mate both his enlightment and Christianity from the fact that he had his foremost lieutenant as sassinated through jealousy. The struggle which the Commoner pictures so touchingly was but a struggle for loot and power, the struggle of some adventurers of one tribe to rob their fellow tribesmen and to enslave the neighboring tribes. The Japanese are of an ancient, trained, level headed race. The Filipino is a mongrel mixture of Spanish, Malay and Chinese. The native Japanese is a born worker, the native Filipino is a treacherous snealc. The Japanese has a grateful nature, the Filipino will contract for a consideration to assassinate his greatest bene factor. The testimony of American officers who have served in the islands is all one way and exactlj the contrary of the testimony of the Commoner. The testimony of the best educated Filipinos is that their countrymen are not fit to be trusted with self-government. The decent class among the Filipinos, those whom Mr. Bryan weeps over, are rejoiced at the change that has come, for it insures them full re ward for their earnings, safety and a promise o( education for their children and as much liberty as Mr. Bryan himself enjoys. The tears of the Commoner are crocodile and vain. nn I "Look Out for the Little Things and you need n't worry about the big ones." That is the Burlington idea. Adherence to it has placed the Burlington in the front rank of American raiIoads absolutely with out a rival in point of good service. The Chicago Special leaving Denver at 4 p. m., the St. Louis Special leaving at 3 p m., and the Vestibuled Flyer leaving at 10 p. m., are offered as good examples of the Burlington idea. 1 Tickets at offices of Connecting Lines. (Ticket Offfice: - 79 West Second South St. R. F. Nesuen, General Agent, Salt Lake City.