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BBb ' BBBl I Goodwin's Weekly. I H Vol. III. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MAY 16, 1903. No.l. H t H C. C. GOODWIN, ----- Editor. H J. T. GOODWIN, - - - - Manager. H I PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. H H SUBSCRIPTION PItlOE OP GOODWIN'S WEEKLY, BB Including postage In the United States, Canada and Mexico, BBj 82.00 per year; 81.00 for six months. Subscriptions to all BB foreign countries within tbo Postal Union, $3 50 per year. BB Single copies, 5 cents. BBJ 1 Payments should bo made by Check, Money Order, or H Registered Letter, payable to Goodwin's Wkektv. BB Address all communications to Goodwin's Weekly. H Entered at the PostoMcoatSaltLako City, Utah, U.S.A., BB as second-class matter. H P. O. Boxes 1074 and 1020. 'Phono 801. H 217-230-231 CoMMKitciAi. Cltjb Bldg. Salt Lake City. M A DANGEROUS LOOK. H If it proves true that J. Pierpont Morgan has H started to have Grover Cleveland nominated and H elected next year, the matter is serious. It must H I he remembere'd that Mr. Cleveland gave Morgan M his first great start in life. Morgan was a promi- m nent banker, but that was all, until Mr. Cleve- H land and Carlisle gave him the placing of $150,- m 000,000 in government bonds. Some $18,000,000 B was clearod by that transaction. Allowing that H Cleveland received $2,000,000 and Carlisle ?500,- fl I 000, Lamont $500,000, and there was still enough H left for Morgan to make of himself a controlling H force in the financial world. The awful depres- M sion of 1893-94 and 95 was directly due to the ac- H tion of the National Bankers and bondholders of M New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. fl ! They sprung the depression in a single day by H 4. sending out circular letters advising all National H 'I bankers to suspend further accommodations to B 1 their clients and to call in their loans. That can B I be done again tomorrow, if Morgan, Gage, and a M In half dozen others will to have it so. The silver H I question cannot be made an excuse again, but B 1 some other can be invented. The trusts have ab- H i sorbed such incalculable sums, and trust stocks H have reached such an inflated figure that it couU H be easy to send out word to be cautious about H further loans. That would be enough to start the H l avalanche and spread the wreck everywhere. If H the plan is to elect Grover Cleveland, it has been H figured that the south can be depended upon, that H New York can be carried by fraud and Indiana H by purchase, and it will be seen that the situation H is dangerous. Mr. Bryan will be expected to vote Hi and lead the party of the dissatisfied, and it is H counted that the Socialist vote will go to him, H which will draw many Republicans away from H Roosevelt. Then the cry will be raised, as it har Hl been already, that the administration is pro-Eng- I- llsh, which will be enough to distract some mil lions of voters, and there you are. New England's sensibilities are shocked already at the thought of President who can ride a mustang, shoot a revolver and lasso a wild steer; in the south it BH V will be told that the President "dined with a nig- H ger," and that will be enough. It will be seen Hl that possibly it has been fixed for the lightning H to strike a third time, and possibly the negative jH force of Cleveland is to be matched against the positive force of Roosevelt, with a further plan to have the friend of the great financiers put back where another $18,000,000 can be coined out of the distresses of the American people. It would not be any more causeless and cruel and Idiotic than was Cleveland's election in '92. It would supply great opportunities to short stocks and take in the uncounted millions which the people have in vested in trust and railroad stocks during the past six years. Indeed, the temptation to do that very thing must be exceedingly great to those men who will be content with nothing less and to take to themselves all the money in the world. Cleveland defeated Judge Folger for Governor of New York, though In every great qualification, the judge was to Cleveland what "the eagle is to the mousing owl." He defeated Blaine for Pres ident, though to Blaine, he was what "the mous ing owl is to the eagle." He defeated Harrison for President, though Harrison has been one of the wisest Chief Magistrates the country was ever blessed with, and though at the time there was not a cloud in the National sky. Fate some times seems to love to play jokes upon the hu man family. Is there another joke to be played? The eastern press say that the Mexican Min ister of Finance has been In New York and is go ing to Europe to try to arrange to place Mexico on a gold basis; we do not believe it; the masses in Mexico cannot do business on gold; their daily .. transactions are too small. We suspect the Mex ican minister is seeking merely to obtain an agreement for a basis for silver as compared with gold for International trade. To try to place Mex ico on a rigid gold basis would very likely bring on a depression out of which a dozen revolutions would be incubated. THE PRESIDENT. A The immense vitality of the President is shown by the way he holds up on his present "swing around the circle." His mental vitality shows out as clearly as his physical endurance. He talks every day, every speech is a new one and fits the place he talks in. Many politicians have made very strenuous campaigns. Mr. Bry an's first presidential campaign was a tremen dous thing, but his speeches every day were along the same general lines. They were but eight notes, and the variations that could be made upon them. But President Roosevelt has a new oc tave for each new occasion. The themes he se lects he exhausts and the next day he takes on a new inspiration. Then his own personality shines out everywhere and -when revealed, it is Ameri can through and through. It is easy to see why, when the war came on, he could not be kept out and why with the first advance towards the front, he was in full evidence. Then he is at home ev erywhere under the flag. Where the learned con gregate, he can be as learned as the best of them; when the festive cowboy auc the broncho-buster are in the majority, he swells that majority by one. He knows all about ships, all the mathematics behind the organization, the marching and fight ing of armies. With him are no "unwelcome States." He takes them all to his heart every day, and continually worries his restless brain in seeking to put in force policies for the better ment of all the people. He works and talks all day; he rises the next morning fresh as a daisy BB and his morning salutations are as clear and joy- H ous, as the lark's songs. BB He has not a pleasant voice or graceful jes- H tures, but he gives off every moment an impres- BB sion of force that is tameless. He has less policy Bfl than any of his predecessors, save Mr. Lincoln, BB and his ways are not at all such as were Mr. Lin- Bfl coin's. He was one to picture the right and the H wrong way, and then to hold out his hand to lead BH his countrymen up to the right. Mr. Roosevelt is BH wont to declare his belief and what he holds to BH be the right and to stop there, trusting that his H countrymen will adopt that course in their own H good time. He loves the greetings of his fellow H men, but can got along without them, and be hap- Bfl py for days at a time with only a horse and a H gun for companions. He seems especially to de- pend upon two things and to believe they are Bfl enough capital for any healthy man. They aro Bfl pluck and hard work. We know no public man H like him, unless it be the Emperor of Germany. ' Bfl We fancy that were they off in the woods to Bfl gether, their only quarrel would be, which should Vfl chop the wood and bring the water, and which M should do the cooking and wash the dishes. M His counterpart has never been in high office Vfl before in our country; not one of his predeces - M sors would have been at home both at Harvard M and at Tucson; that is, not one could have ad- VJ justed himself in a moment to the manners and M customs of either place. Think of John Qulncy M Adams, or James Madison, or Grover Cleveland, vB riding a cowboy race; yet neither of them could VJ talk as sensibly to a graduating class at Yale or M Princeton, as can Theodore Roosevelt. "God blesa H him." May he have a good time, and return home M i refreshed and rejuvenated. And this, we believe, H he feels is the wish and liope of the whole nation, H and that is why he grows tat and jolly under the H lively exercise. - . . BJ Europe should combine and make a summer's H work in driving the Turk, unspeakable, out of BJ Europe. The .southeastern states of Europe H should be freed from Turkish rule, even as Cuba was from Spanish rule, and then the nations BJ should organize an international protectorate H and establish order and schools in those States i BJ as the United States did in Cuba, until they can BJ be fitted to handle their own affairs. The con ditions of those States has been a reproach to the civilization of western Europe for years, and there should be a regeneration there. ' 1 "The Monitor" that sailed up to St. Louis to help carry out the dedicatory exercises of the big exposition, draws twelve feet of water. That does . J not make a seaport of St. juouis, but it supplies 1 the hint of what should be. The surplus products j of the country west and northwest of St. Louis 1 clear to the base of the Rocky Mountains, should be floated to the sea, down the Mississippi. Could the river be put in order, no land freighting could f compare with tt. This will have to be sometime, 1 oven if the river has to be jetted from St. Louis to New Orleans. It will be a mighty undertak ing; but these are the days of mighty things. There is no other river like the Mississippi, and she should be fully caparisoned for commerce.