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Hf 2 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY.
Hj C. C. GOODWIN Editor Hjg ' PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. 11 ; " ' - iMiTJ'f SUBSCRIPTION PRICE OP GOODWIN'S WEEKLY. Including postugo In the United States, Canada and Mexico, $2.00 per year; J1.00 for six months. Sub scriptions to all foreign countries within the Postal Union. 53.50 per year. : Single copies, 5 cents. It Payments should be made by Check, Money I Order or Registered Letter, payable to Goodwin' H'U Weekly. , , if ( Address all communications t Goodwin' ft Weekly. H Entered at the Postofflco at Salt Lake City. hi Utah, U. S. A., as second-class matter.' If P. O. Boxes, 1274 and 1772. 1' . Telephones: Bell, 301; Ind., 302. tf ' 221-232-233 Commercial Club Bldg., Salt Lake City jj 3-- I "A free nation, is better than a compulsory sober nation, or a compulsory moral nation, be lli - cause to freedom all other things are added, but where there is no freedom to choose between i good and evil it is the evil that comes without H ;, choice." H '' That would apply in Utah except that there is H ,' Nno intention here to establish prohibition; the H L object, so far as outlined, is to turn the truffle over H l"' to the drug stores and take from them all re H I sponsibility for the effects. That is the object on H ;t the face of the business, but behind that the H I special purpose is to cripple the business and the H future of Salt Lake City, by the power which H I made the vijest kind of whiskey here for forty H i" years and sold it without either scruples or lim H itatibns. One other object is to pose before the H country as favoring prohibition which is just as H sincose as their other claim that they have given H j up polygamy, though that is just as much a tenet H of their faith as it was twenty years ago, for m j there is nothing in their records to show that it m !' has ever been done away with, or even suspend- II ed. fl ' The petitions which are offered ought not to M count any more than a vote in conference, which M is a mere perfunctory affair, there not having 1 I been thirty dissenting votes in twice thirty years, i -Finally, the movement is a square repudiation H of 'the bargain these same chiefs entered into H last summer to insure the carrying of the election H their way. But then, for them to repudiate their H covenants is an old trick, and they do not mind B i that any more than did the sons of Jacob, when B they did up the circumcised Hivites. H Why Such a Comparison? H; ry- HE NEW YORK Nation begins an article H j with these words: "The acquittal of T. H -J. Hains brings up anew the question H whether the morals of New York are any better Hi thun those of a frontier mining camp." Now, we Hj havo-heard some pretty tough things said about H frontier mining camps, but nothing quite so tough H as that. H There is short shift for the assassin in mining i camps; no mercy to betrayers 'of innocent women; m infinite tenderness to children; adventurers and B adventuresses are soon estimated at their real M worth ; frauds and grafters are speedily under- B stood; there are no reeking tenement houses, and m broad charity is the rule. Why should the morals j of such a place be compared to that of New York H City? What depth of depravity was ever sounded H below what New York City can display? And M - why should an honest mining camp be slandered M by invidious comparisons? B John Nicholson J OHN NICHOLSON, long known and much honored in this city, has passed away. The b. world had grown dark to him here; let us H hope the light has been restored to him in a hap- H pier land. He was a sincere fanatic; he would H have gone to the stake for his convictions with a H smile on his lips, but ho had none of the usual D prejudices of the real fanatic; ho was considerate H of those who differed with him, and was honest H in every hair of his head. He did not believe in the methods of many around him, for bo devout was he, and so fixed in his convictions of the rightfulness of his belief, that he could never imagine that there was any way to promulgate the faith within him save through absolute truth. Ho was a scholarly man, a strong writer, a win some speaker, and. the greatest charm of both his pen and his voice was the clear evidence of the sincerity of the man shining out through all he said. His last trail was a dark and thorny one may he have found the tents of everlasting peace to rest in now. The Old American Navy AT THE last annual dinner of the National Geo graphic Society, Secretary of the Navy New berry reviewed the history of the American navy, and showed that from the first It has been a glory to the counti'y, and made clear why in its latest presentation through the battleship fleet it had been the admiration of the nations. Apropos of that, In a speech the same evening by Vice President Fairbanks, he told of meeting an Eng lish gontleman recently who was in Australia when the fleet visited there last summer. This gentleman asked the Vice President: "What is the most magnificent spectacle you ever saw?" Whereupon Mr. Fairbanks turned the inquiry and asked the Englishman: "What is the most mag nificent spectacle you ever saw?" to which he re plied: "The most sublime thing I ever saw or ever expect to see was the great American squadron as It came into Sidney and anchored in the bay. Thousands and thousands of Australians had gath ered there and with heads Uncovered bowed before the majestic power of the Republic of the United States." But to return to Secretary Newberry's speech. In the course of it he said: Since Wilkes' squadron of six wooden sailing ships, the largest being of 700 tons' displacement, sailed out from Norfolk in 1838 and passed through the Straits of Magellan on its peaceful mission of exploration and scientific investigation to mark out in the vast and unknown oceans the pathways of commerce, over which was destined to sail seventy years later, from the same port, the magnificent fleet of today, bearing the peace ful greetings of the nation to the maritime coun tries of both hemispheres. The operations of the Wilkes expedition ex tended over a region of ten million square miles, within which more than five hundred islands were charted, more than two thousand drawings of cos tumes, scenery and natural history were brought back, together with thousands of geological and botanical specimens. Wilkes also realized the dream of his life in the discovery of a large body of land lying within the Antarctic circle, which he named tho Antarc tic continent." That was the father of our Major Wilkes, the same one who twenty-three years later on the old San Jacinto, rounded too the British, steamer Trent and took from her the Confederate embas sadors to England and France, Mason and Slidell, for which act our government apologized to Great Britain, but made Commodore Wilkes Admiral Wilkes the next day. Wo may add that the accuracy of some of the Wilkes surveys of the Southern Pacific ocean were questioned by an English navigator some years ago, but within the past three years they have been absolutely confirmed by a British naval officer sent down to that southern continent. Turkey's Rejuvenation THE 'EVIDENCE accumulates that the 23d of last July was to Turkey what the 4th of July1776, was to the United Colonies, an. epoch In Turkish history; the dawn of a new day to the xirrklsh people. V $ Indeed, the comparison with the new birth of what has since become the nation of the United States, does not seem to express the, whole case. That July day in 177G was the date "when the allegiance to the mother country was surrendered; that July day in 1908 was the day when without any severance of fealty to tho Sultan and his government, the tree of liberty burst into bloom , in Turkey and with the full consent of the Sul tan, the manhood and long-veiled womanhood of Turkey, emerged from the shadows of weary cen turiesand stood forth unshackled and unashamed. A constitution was given Turkey thirty years ago, but it was to the people little more than a vague promise of freedom and so far as its work ings went it was little more than a dead letter. But it seems that the Sultan, while practically ig noring the putting of it into execution, began at once to prepare his empire for the Inevitable change which he saw was coming. He began to build school houses, 'of which, there are now 40,000 n in i.he empire, to apply and enforce sanitation In '-.n the cities, to build railroads, later to light the cities; to open his empire to foreign colleges, Catholic and Protestant, and to make many more advances, and when out of the schools and col leges the young Turks emerged and demanded a new constitution, and a retreat from the exclu slveness that had hedged Turkey round about so long; they found no opposition and the noiseless and bloodless revolution was accomplished in a day. There are still many wrongs and savageries in Turkey; there is still a world of ignorance and superstition there, but, nevertheless, the whole at mosphere is changed, as much as is seen in a mine when a new air-shaft is opened, a new cir culation established, the fatal dead air is driven out, and all the levels cleansed. The railroad from Damascus to Medina and Mecea is almost completed and the change from the camel to the palace car, for the annual pilgrimage is typical of the change that has lighted the hilltops of the empire with the signal lights of liberty. This goes, too, to all the realm of society. Wo man are emancipated with the men. Before long the heavy veil will be discarded when women walk the streets, her citizenship will cease to be THE GREATEST SALE OF Muslin Underwear AND infants Furnishings 'Che Sale That Overshadows Them All STJRTS Monday Morning Feb. 1st. The Salt Lako public knows too woll tho character of tho Auorbach Muslin Undorwoar . Sale to need any comment on this ono. Put this year's offerings far surpass any of our- I unrivalled Bargains of tho past. Wo ho I never had a collection to equal this one never had such qualities at such advan- I tqgoous prices, j Mountains of New, snowy white , UNDER MUSLINS to greet you, plenty I of Salespeople to wait on you. ATTEND THE SALE EARLY.