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Goodwin's Weekly I
, (Copyright 1911 by Goodwin's Weekly) H H
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912-916 Boston Block, Salt Lake City, Utah.
J. T. Goodwin, Mgr. L. S. Glllham, Bus. Mgr.
C. C. GOODWIN Editor
" Under no circumtlances will " will accept the nomination
lie a candidate for or accept for President if it is tendered
another nomination. "-Preiident to me." -Theodore Roosevelt, Feb-
Roosevelt, November 8, 1904. tuary 12, 1912.
How A Great Thought Grows
SOMEHOW it seemed perfectly natural to
read that Mr. Peter Cooper Hewitt of New
York has made a new application of elec
trical power which is to revolutionize the world's
The nature of the invention, of course, we
have nothing to do with at present, because we
do not "know enough about it to give an intelli
gent opinion. But that the son of Peter Coop
er's daughter should come forward with some
thing to transform half the work of the world,
seems perfectly natural, because Peter Cooper
started all right when he built his first little
furnace in which to take some worthless ma
terial of this world and make something valu
able out of it. And he kept on preparing for
more and more improvements as long as he
lived. And now that his grandson has picked up
1 the idea and has seized upon the very same
agent that the Infinite uses in forming and
launching his worlds, who can tell what may
not be achieved?
If any one will go into the steel works in
Pennsylvania, they can see a hundred tons of
molten steel in a crucible move backward and
forward simply by the touch of one man's finger,
so perfectly has man got that power broken to
his use. And now Mr. Hewitt is going to accom
plish with a few stations stretched across the
continent all that Is being done now by the lo
comotives that are hauling the heavy trains. It
is clear that one great use for fuel will be dpne
away with. And at the same time a great deal
of the work now done by men will be picked up
and done by machinery, all carried on by that
subtle invisible power which wo stand abashed
before and simply say, it is electricity.
In Wednesday's paper there was an account
of how Henry Phlpps had the previous day given
his children ten million dollars' worth of property
in Pennsylvania. Away in tho long ago when Mr.
Phipps was a poor man, he began the work and
determined that for him and thoso dear to him
there should be a fortune, .ground out of the raw
material in Pennsylvania. He has sumgeded.
But before his time even Peter Cooper began
wil )thing and determined in his own mind
that he would so reinforce what his family had
that a fortune would be secured for those who
were dear to him. And as he was more and
more favored, his mind kept expanding until it
went out around others beside his own children
and so he established his school in New York
by which young men and young women could
obtain such an education that wnen they went
out into the world, the world would need their
services and be willing to pay for them. And
now he gets his reward. One of his grandsons
appears on the stage and says: "It is time to
put aside the locomotive. There is a cheaper, a
more subtle, a more wonderful power that can
be controlled with less expense."
And thus it is men work out their destinies.
Phipps wanted to be rich, practically rich, too;
Cooper wanted to be rich, but in getting rich ho
wanted every day to make all around him more
happy and more prosperous and his reward
comes after he has gone to his last sleep in ac
complishments which are going to make mil
lions of poor men rich in the future; which are
going to have their effect in making man better;
because the more prosperous the earnest man
can be the better he is, the more he loves his
country, the more he loves that kind of progress
which, when carried to the final result will leave
no more poor men in the world, and no men
helpless; but rather that all men shall be able
at some useful thing to carry on work that will
make an honest living.
The Jefferson Memorial
IN Mr. Pulitzer's will he left $25,000 to have
a memorial to Thomas Jefferson erected in
New York City. But he added a hope that
other people would join and raise the fund to as
much more at least, that the memorial might be
more splendid and more appropriate for the great
statesman's memory.
Now the people who have the fund in charge
are Mayor William J. Gaynor of New York, chair
man; Ralph Pulitzer of New York, vice chairman,
and then a committee of Governor Dix of New
York, Governor Plaisted of Maine, Governor Bald
win of Connecticut, Governor Marshall of In
diana, Governor Foss of Massachusetts, Governor
Harmon of Ohio, Governor Mann of Virginia and
Governor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey; and to
that committee "for the Thomas Jefferson mem
orial fund" all contributions should be sent. Dol
lar contributions are the rule.
The custom is very old to distinguish men
who in their lifetimes performed great services
for their country by erecting to their memdries
memorials of one kind or another, sometimes tak
ing the form of statues, sometimes monuments,
and in these modern days groups of statues some
times surround the chief memory to be honored.
And it is a splendid custom, because when a man
serves his country and passes on beyond, it is
good for the children of men who remain to see
these things and to realize that the man himself
in hifa life so served his country that he won from
it gratitude which is to last forever, and won for
himself a name which will remain when he has
gone back to dust.
Just now there is a good deal of talk about
the kind of statue that shall be raised to Abraham
Lincoln. No doubt, too, there will be much dis
cussion as to the nature of the memorial to be
raised to Mr. Jefferson.- But no matter what is H
decided upon, those memorials scattered through
the different states make punctuation points which H
attract attention, punctuation points before which
men stop, no matter what may be their career, to M
consider for a moment that someone in years be- M
fore so lived and so died that his name is to be
a concernment to his countrymen as long as the
nation exists. M
The Washington memorial in Washington is H
simply a shaft, but it is higher than any other H
ever built to any other man, absolutely plain as H
was George Washington, without one pretense ex- H
cept that in its natural proportions it rises above H
all other statues ever erected to any other man. M
And what could be more appropriate for George
Washington than that? H
And it seems to us that all architects and all H
artists should in their leisure moments be think- H
ing of what would be appropriate for some of the H
men who have lived and who have passed away. H
There is no fitting statue yet for Calhoun, or for H
Clay, or for Webster that we know of; or for H
John Marshall, who took the constitution of the H
United States a skeleton and embellished it until H
it became a structure that is itself a glory of the H
earth, a something to which inferior nations turn H
to for a guide, and which is working out its des- H
tiny in our country and beyond our country. We H
mention those names only because they naturally H
come first to mind. There are plenty more. H
Every boy bom in America ought to have im- H
pressed upon him that his own country is the H
greatest, the most merciful, the freest on earth, H
and the one to which the hopes of the world most H
naturally tend. H
Just now if wo read tho newspapers wo find H
that everything is wrong; even what the fathers H
did needs repairs. The trouble is that these new H
architects who want to make over our country H
have never yet shown certificates that th.y are H
competent to the task. Our country was founded H
in liberty and in righteousness, the thought in H
the minds of the fathers being that it should be H
the most free under tho law, the most just to its H
own people and to tho world, and to carry with H
it more blessings than any other land that ever H
was rounded into a nation on this old earth be- H
fore. And that ideal should bo impressed more H
and more upon the people every year; every New H
Year's day Americans should say to themselves, H
Our country is greater than it was a year ago to- H
day. Lot us this year make it still greater. When
that comes to be a rule, then all will bo working H
to make it greater and small politicians will pass H
away, and tho glory will culminate in a Republic H
more splendid than tho world ever dreamed of H
before. H
As To Standard Oil H
UNDER tho head "The Profits of Crime," the M
St. Louis Republic begins an editorial with HI
these words: Kfl
"The stock dividend of $29,000,000 just de- B
clored by the Standard Oil company of Indiana,
represents the profits of monopoly, rebating, pro- jH
toctive tariff, taxes on by-products, combinations H
in restraint of trade, and a policy of extermination H
against competitives which no prosecution or H
judgment as yet begun or rendered has affected H
in tho least. No ordinary business, conducted H
.lestly without governmental favor can pay rich H

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