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I GOODWIN'S WEEKLY. 3 I 1
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KlE MINING CONGRESS.
B Notwithstanding the excitements of the present
Leek, Utah must not forget the Mining Congress
BL i)P held in a few days at Butte, Mont. Those
HLngnsses have been of vast good to the country,
Knd especially to the West.
Vm Agriculture leads all other industries in our
Iftountiy, and this is right for two reasons. The
Rvo things that men wear out their lives to se
IBure are board and clothes. The first is supplied
IKy the farmer. In a good many ways he also sup
lElIes the latter. Then there is no other place half
K0 good on which to bring up children as a farm.
HLoe of home In the city is not like love of home
flpa a farm, and it is that love expanded which
But next to farming, the great industry of our
Bountr is mining.
Again, the effect of mining, especially precious
luetal mining, makes up the vitalizing element in
ljusiness, and civilization advances or recedes as
he pioduct of the world's precious metal mines
Is increased or diminished.
1 The United -States was a fourth class nation,
Bs the world rates nations, until the golden stream
Bommenced flowing in 1849. Its steadily increas
flng volume ever since from the Great West has
Bdvanced the nation in fifty years to a place of
much splendor and power as was never reached
Ifteiore by any nation since the beginning of his
JRorj. Of course, there were many other tremen
Bous factors, but the vitalizing element, the lubri
Rating fluid that kept the boxes cool on all the
B heels of progress, has been the money taken
Broni the hills and deserts of the Golden West.
B Hence, this great industry should be of much
Boncernment to the whole country, but in the
States where mining is the paramount industry,
Kilning congresses should be eagerly attended and
Helegates should be chosen from the most capable
Bltizens of each State. These delegates should be
Rble to explain every advance made in their re
BpectIe States, then when opinions are exchanged
Who industry itself should be strengthened by tne
B ihen it is good for residents of many States to
Buten meet together. It is a refining process, it
Kuickens the minds of the delegates, it broadens
Bheir natures, it adds to their respect for their
ountrymen, it warms and enlarges their patrlot
Bm. H Butte is a great place for a convention to meet
Hn. Hospitality runs wild up there. The pace set
a last one so fast that only men of iron consti
tutions should be sent as delegates, for ordinary
wrtals cannot stand the wear and tear of three
Bis ot Butte's courtesies. When the men of Butte
Become hosts to entertain a company in earnest,
m means a w eakening of all but the very strongest
institutions among their guests.
We hope the visiting Elks have had a good
Bnie, that they will hold their visit here in pleas
nt remembrance. If they enjoyed their visit as
wen as the people have enjoyed their coming,
mi ill always have a warm place in their hearts
Br Salt Lake.
he poor street car service.
J The street car company has a monopoly of the
arrjintf of passengers in Salt Lake City. Its
ranchNe cost it nothing, but when such a fran
ffiise K given there is an implied contract on the
nipaii s part to return for It good service. The
resent service is manifestly poor in several par
j ular- ft lacks both in executive ability and is
eplort ij snort in equipment. Finding fault is
B01 Pl ant to any one but a common scold, but
west . riticism is justifiable. For instance, when
"e greit circus was here a few days since there
ere probably 12,000 people in attendance. When
e' re turned out, near midnight, after walk
'S two blocks to the car tracks, they found four
or five cars, with a natural capacity for perhaps
thirty people each, with a packing and hanging
on capacity of perhaps sixty-five people each,
waiting for them. After waiting twenty-five min
utes, as many more cars arrived, and that was the
service provided for the thousands. Like experi
ences have been the rule during the past week.
Anyone trying to ride anywhere near meal time or
about the time that entertainments, day or night,
were on, has been jammed, squeeed, trodden on
and tortured, until he could extricate himself and,
as a matter of comfort, get off and walk.
We do not forget that there has been a great
influx of visitors, but then it was known that the
crowd would bo here; it is known that large
crowds come here every few days.
The serice has been unworthy of a company
that claims a property value for its franchises and
stock of $3,000,000. Then it has lost hundreds of
dollars every day during the week because of not
being able to perform effective service.
But it may be asked, "What would you do to
help such conditions?"
The answer is: Many things; but only two or
three need noting now: Double tracks should be
laid so that a continuous stream of cars could run
by the depots, and these tracks should extend for
half a mile either way tb,. "onnections could be
made with the east and ",e acks of the city. Then
there should be a hundred e.tra cars supplied for
trailers to meet a crowd; these would not be expen
sive changes for a great corporation. Then, when a
crowd is coming, arrangements should be made to
meet it; when an entertainment at which thou
sands of people are in attendance is on, the com
pany should have cars ready to accommodate the
people when the entertainment is over. Again,
when it is known that on every street between 7
and 8 p. m. there will be thousands of people rush
ing to attend a show, the cars should be on hand
to meet the rush. The cars during the past two
weeks have missed carrying fifty thousand people
that would have been glad to ride. That means
$25U0 that has been lost, or the interest on half a
million dollars. Moreover, more than 50,000 other
people have been jammed, crowded, jostled, mad
dened until they have jeopardized their immortal
souls in damning the company. That kind of work
ought to be stopped.
It is said that Ireland was the native country
of the elk. People will never doubt that fact who
saw Dan Loftus, sashed and plumed, and carrying
his grand marshal baton.
So Edward VII. has been successfully crowned.
Mother Shipton was mistaken. Her intentions
were good, but she could not anticipate how anti
septics were going to help modern surgery.
Crowned amid such a blazo of gems as the
modern world never saw before: crowned in the
old sacred abbey, while the ringing bells, the
blare of trumpets, the chanting of men singers and
women singers to organ accompaniment, drowned
the whispers among the illustrious sleepers in
that old mausoleum.
But those sleepers were, after all, the most im
pressive feature the Kings and Queens, the war
riors, the statesmen, the law-makers that founded
and built up Great Britain's power and splendor,
the poets that set her glories to the music of
words the deathless ones of a thousand years.
Edward VII. seems rather small by comparison
with some of those sleepers, but in their life no
woman sleeper there was sweeter than is Alexan
dra, the present Queen. It is a good place for a
coronation, for no spot could be a more forcible
reminder of two essential things, one the brief
span of the longest life, the other that under the
attrition of years, in a little while the memories
of the dead are only cherished by the record that
their lives left upon the world. So far Edward
VII. has not much Impressed men. If his pur- g ,
' poses are high and his dream is to leave his coun- m u , I I
try greater than when he became King, ho has W$ '
not much time in which to work. ' J!H
If the sleepers there were whispering on coro- LI, jfl
nation day, that was what they were discussing. (j. I
The accident of birth establishes often who shall , P
be crowned King, but the honors that last come jF j tj i I
from the heart and mind, and Edward VII. has jf.' t j I
not much time in which to establish that any ex- '" vM
alted memories are to be his. due. , ' . ItH
"In the strenuous days of the past, in the fierce i
contention that was here waged by opposing sys- V j i I
terns, much was said of them that was harsh and 4 , l
bitter, much of which was unjust." O. W. Powers. : '9
Help me, Cassius, or I sink. Julius Caesar. f' ' ''fl
NOT TO BE. I'll '
Major Scheibert of the Prussian array was an H
unofficial attache to General Robert E. Lee and ' '
saw, personally, the campaigns of 1862-3 in Vir- ft jj t:
ginia and Pennsylvania. In his recollections he 4'
records a conversation with Jefferson Davis, in K ft '-
which the President of the Confederacy declared i '"j 'Vl
that if Napoleon the Third would break the block- M' y'M
ado the South would give him a free hand in W''fB
Mexico and provide troops for the conquest. f " ffl
The stars were not shining auspiciously on K , . '
either Louis Napoleon or Jefferson Davis in those !'V'' I
days. Had Louis Napoleon broken the blockade, $ ,vl
he would have been licked, and the South would t "
never had had soldiers to help on his conquest. & t jfl
The lates were directing events in those days; the Sw't?H
purpose was to have human slavery done away m l
with in this country, and it was not to be inter- tfy f I
fered with. W II fl
'ihe will of Louis Napoleon was good enough, ittV'lH
but that was a stubborn Queen across the channel ff'jf '
who said "No!" and that settled it. But we may ''ITi!!
speculate on what would have followed could the ,U r '!
dreams of both Napoleon and Davis have been ' j-4,-'
realized. Could the Confederacy have gained its i B
independence and could Mexico have been taken d ' ? )
by conquest by the French and Austrians; it (4 !'j jH
ould not have been long before there would have H If rifl
been a clash between thoBe two powers. It was ffi !
the dream of Davis to build up a great slave em- c; ! 'IB
pire and he would have needed Mexico and Cen- u tl'SB
tral America in his business. Had his soldiers , i41
conquered that country, it would not have been for f if 'S
France, but for the Confederacy. Ai fl
Then the Monroe Doctrine would have been , 7
invoked, and the great North power of this conti- A ' 'M
nent would have Insisted that no foreign sceptre j'j
could be permitted to wave in Mexico, and there t'il
would have been long years of war. II1, JlS
But that was not the plan. The purpose was to !
do away with slavery and to exact from the people TB
North and South the penalty due because of '$ ij'fl
slavery. i yJB
It was a fearful assessment that should em- Lfyfffl
phasize the solemn fact that Justice must be done tf 'rfH
for every wrong; that if it is postponed then f 19
on final settlement full interest will be exacted IS
with the principal. U 'i jflH
We still have the race problem in the South; w ffl
we have the age of gold upon us, with its exac- g jJH
tions, and still the rule holds good that every jp1 lH
wrong must be righted, and if delayed then full P , 1B
interest must be added to the sinister principal. yLi JB
' Hi '''"aB
Mr. Goddard is a big man, but he never felt Solil
that his clothes were all too small until last Mon- if Ifl
day night in the Tabernacle. PmJIJH
It must have been the restraining order of HmbhI
Judge Morse that turned aside the threatened llff? Hl
rain while the Elks were celebrating. Wfi$?LrlH
Salt Lake under lectric display was like HPrafli
the New Jerusalem ". d was no night there." BwmB