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I Goodwin's Weekly. I
1 vol. II. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MAY 2, 1908. No. 25. M
W C. C. GOODWIN, Editor.
J. T. GOODWIN, --. - Manager.
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i 217-230-231 Commercial Cltjb Bldq. Salt Lake City.
The News thinks "if the citizens of Salt Lake
cannot unite sufficiently to elect a city council
next November which will seriously and wisely
conduct the public business, instead of indulging
in personal encounters and wasting time In tom
foolery and senseless strite, they will deserve
the consequences, and will suffer from them, un
til they get together and secure a respectable if
not a -model administration."
It might be hard to understand what the News
means by "getting together" if we did not know
it so well. It means for all Mormons to vote for
all Mormons on both tickets, and to see that on
the two tickets enough Mormons are named to
41 make the quorum of councilmen. If that can be
J done, then the council will do what it is bidden to
i . do, and that the News believes will secure "a re
in spectable if not a model administration." ir any
ji Gentile puts any other construction on the above
extiact, he will surely be fooled, and if Gentiles
It generally have not spirit and independence
I enough to flock by themselves and in the city elec-
I tions unite to support only Gentiles for council-
men, then they well deserve just what they will
j,et, which will be just what they now have, a
m solid Mormon majority against a helpless Gentile
minoiity. They can see that if primaries are
'HL culled in the old way, conventions held, nomlna-
,B tions made and a campaign carried on with the
fB dd v.eal, when the election is over and a majority
lB of Mormon councilmen are elected, the men elect-
K ed will cease to belong to either political party;
1 S thp'r proteased allegiance to either party will not
m count, they will simply be what they always have
W been, the serfs of the Church, and it will be to
f the head of the church and the church organ that
? they will look for instructions. The matter of al
legiance to party will not concern them, any ex
I pressed or implied obligations to perform their
duties like honest men and Americans will count
for nothing at all. The only thing expected of
1 them will be that they "obey council."
Two years ago many Gentiles believed that
men who are honorable and high-minded in busi
ness matters would be honorable and high-minded
I in office. So far as the Salt Lake City Council
i is concerned, no man will have any foundation
i for that belief nereafter. The only way to have
peace will be to elect a strong majority of either
Mormon or Gentiles, and if the majority is to be
Mormon, then the engineer and other officers
should be Mormon, or tho majority in the council
will neutralize all their efforts to carry 4 oh the
duties of their offices, even as Fernstrora lo'.ight
Engineer Kelsey until valuable rights o the city
v.eie x'-imit.et1 to lapse. That what ho did was
approved by the church and mado clear when he,
despite his record of worthlessness and criminal
neglect of duty, was triumphantly re-elected. It
will always be so so long as the church bends
down to dabble in local politics, and Gentiles
should see that fact clear enough by this time.
Tho next council should be made up of thor
ough and far-sighted business men. As events
aie moving the momentum of a mighty progress
is about to strike this city. Men capable of meet
ing the questions which that progress will bring
and to adjust the public business of that city to
it, should be in control. The disgrace that rests
like a canopy above the present council should be
swept away. The present council is not wholly
made up of narrow men, but the few competent
ones are helpless where they are, because with
the majority there is no question of what is right
or what is best for the city, but lather, "what
does the church want us to do?" It is clear
enough that men so ensnared can but be inef
ficient managers of tho business of a large city,
especially a city in the first expansion of what
is to culminate in a swift transformation. "Water,
sowers, pavements, parks, new tranchises, new
school houses a thousand important questions
and at least one of them so serious that only a
business grasp equal to real statesmanship can
cope with it. Think of all this being run by
the church and with the church organ as chief
wriggler, ready at any time to cover up incom
petency, to justify any outrage or wrong, and to
make clear that perfldy in a holy cause is a shin
ing virtue.
Gentiles, in the coming city election should
flock altogether by themselves.
The withdrawal by Mrs. Hilton of her com
plaint to suit for divorce strikes us like the final
act of about as nasty a farce as the public has
been called to witness for a long time.
It all looks to us as though Hilton took a
younger sister of his wife to California and was
probably married to her there by some good
Saintly Elder; that they lived together in Los
Angeles until they feared arrest; that there quar
ters were found for the plural wife and Hilton re
turned to Utah. That the suit for divorce was en
tered to protect Hilton and his plural wife in case
of their arrest; that, had. that happened the suit
would, if necessary, have been pressed to a con
clusion so that Hilton might have escaped the
penitentiary by marrying the younger woman;
that when the young woman was securely hidden,
the occasion for the suit ceased to bq imperative
and it was withdrawn; that the legal wife and her
mother knew all about it from the first, that the
bluff of a divorce suit was merely to protect the
culprits, that Hilton's wife and her mother were
from th,e first co-conspirators to accomplish a
polygamous marriage, and at the same time to
protect the culprits until the excitement should H
subside. H
We think the above jis correct, because no H
other hypothesis is tenable and of such is our H
kingdom. q jH
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In the Nation's Hall of Fame should be a H
statue of Irving M. Scott. Because of his woik H
the last two and the finest of Cervera's ships were H
driven upon the beach in flame and wreck; because jH
of that, in the eyes of the world, the United States H
shone out the foremost of the world's powers, lrv- 'H
ing M. Scott built the battleship Oiegon. She IH
sailed from Seattle under urgent oiders, down jH
the long western coast of our continent, through H
the stormy straits; up the eastern coast and an- H
choiing in Jubiter Inlet, Florida, reported by wire H
to the Secretary of the Navy and at his order. H
without lopairs took her place in Adn'iral Samp-
son.-Zflocl. When the fleets ot Adminls1 Sami- il
son and Schley were united tho Oregon was al- H
lotted almost the central station in front of San- H
tiago harbor. There the watch was held for al- H
most forty days when suddenly the flagship lead H
Ing the Spanish fleet appeared coming out of th(T r H
harbor and turning westward the fleet fled lighting H
as they ran. .H
One general order was posted on each Amer- H
lean ship to the elfect that should the Spanish H
fleet appear to engage it at once in battle, the H
Brooklyn on the west end of the curved line was a H
22-knot ship, Captain Wainwright in the little H
Gloucester was next, the Texas next in the line H
was a 14 or 15-knot ship, the Iowa next, was a
lGi-knot ship, the Oregon next in line was of H
the same registered speed as the Iowa. The, run- H
ning fight at once began. The Brooklyn was first jH
engaged, being nearest in the back of the enemy, H
then the Texas, then the Iowa, but the Oregon H
swept by the Iowa and Texas as though they had H
been still at anchor and side by side with the ' H
Brooklyn, pursued the fighting. The utmost speed H
that could be got on the Brooklyn was 1G knots, , H
on the Iowa 10 knots, the Oregon ran faster than H
on her trial trip, roaring with all her great guns B
as she ran. One after another of the Spanish
ships were destroyed until Anally the Colon with H
the Viscaya following close the linest ships of B
the Spanish squadron under all speed stretched B
away to the southwest. They had escaped the B
American ships, all save the Brooklyn, a cruiser, B
and the battleship Oregon. The Viscaya was soon B
put out of the fight and a little later a shell from B
one of the turret guns of the Oregon struck the B
water close beside the Colon, when hor comman- B
der turned her shoreward and beached her. B
Except for the Oregon the Brooklyn could not B
have maintained the battle against those last two B
superb ships of the enemy, and the victory would B
have been shorn of half its laurels. It was the B
Oregon's victory; the superb achievement was B
due to the man on the deck and the engineer B
in the hold, but behind these the picture of Irving B
M. Scott shines grandly out. It was he who built B
one battleship and one cruiser the San Francis- B
co which sailed down one coast of our continent B
and up the other, reported on coming to anchor M
that they were in perfect condition needing no
repairs. No other such record was ever made. M
Another of Mr. Scott's ships the Olympla was H

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