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I Goodwin's Weekly I
. 11
VOL. XXI. Eleventh Year SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JANUARY 11, 1913 . 5 Cents the Copy No. 39 M
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WE NEVER miss the water till
the wells runs dry or until
some ono charged with look
ing after our mains and reservoirs
overlooks a bet. When there is plenty
jof water it Is wasted with a prodi
gality that Is regulated only by the
indjffereneo of those whom we pay
to.waste it. Whon there Is no water
,at all we call mass meetings, talk as
long and as ineffectually as a lot of
Democrats resolutln agin the gov
ernment. After talking to considerable length
we reach the ponderous' conclusion
, that-there is immediate need for Im
provement in the existing condition
and upon that conclusion we' hinge
several erudite resolutions directed at
no one in particular and which find
their way, sooner or later, into the
'dark and unseemly confines of a
Early this week the city was with
' "" out water that is, there wasn't
enough water downtown and in most
parts of the city to irrigate a geranium
pot. The city was at the mercy of
the flames, without reserve, without
hope of replenishing the supply until
the city officials, on their padded
knees, begged the farmers in the
south end of the county for enough
water to boil the morning egg and
percolate the morning coffoe. The
farmers being lnvolvod in a lawsuit
.with the city over the rightful own
ership of water that flows from Big
Cottonwood canyon, the chief source
of supply, asked waterworks officials
Why they didn't stoal tho water, undor
cover of night, as they had beon steal
ing in the past, but obeyed a court
ordor and lot tho city turn tho fluid
into the conduit
The city was at the mercy of the
" generosity of its adversaries In tho
. water suit bocause tho city water
works department could soo no
further ahead than from dawn to sun
feet. Tho utter lack of management
in the waterworks department of the
'city was reflected in tho ompty rosor
,Volr at Parley's canyon, the lack of
,water in tho Big Cottonwood conduit
(and1 "the minimized flow from other
jnountaIn streams which could have
boon kept at tho maximum had men
been employed to movo tho ice and
keep the wator flowing cityward. Not
iintif tho reservoirs and mains wore
empty and service pipes filled with
fchllled ozono did "Cigarette" Korns
and "High-line" Barrett wake up to
i ilio peril,
Tho city Is lnvolvod In a lawsuit
jWlth tho Cahoon lntoresta and othors
over the flow of water from Bite Cot
tonwood canyon. While tho suit ia
pending 13-CO of tho flow haa beon
taken by tho elty, the other 13-c In
Controversy going to the Cahn
folks. Bo it remembered that when
tho Big Cottonwood conduit was con
structed the city thought it owned
18-CO of the flow. It didn't, but the
conduit was built all ,the same. If
this 13-GO of the stream had beon
properly steered through tho conduit
into tho city mains thei; would have
been no trouble. But when the cold
spell came Ice jammed at the Intake
and the water went somewhere else.
At the same time a main on the north
bench burst, the flow from other
streams fell off, owing to poor hand
ling of the ice or no handling at all,
and the result was a famine.
The Hotel Utah which uses water
when other liquids' are at lowebb,
was without water for more than a day
when -the city waterworks depart
ment permitted that Institution to use
a fire engine to pump water from the
Capitol reservoir into the hotel. No
one will blamo the hotel management
for getting water wherever It could,
but tho people on Capitol hill and on
tho north bench that is supplied by
water from the Capitol hill mains and
reservoir were deprived of what they
are compelled to pay taxes for wheth
er they get it or nbt.
With all of these things fresh in
Its mind, the Commercial club called
a mass moetlng for Wednesday night.
It was to "dovise ways and means"
to prevent just such another occur
rence as this. Probably 100 men
gathered at the moetlng to discuss tho
matter and after a great deal of bally
hooing the board of governors was au
thorized to name a committee on the
water question. IMoat everybody
agreed that something must bo done.
Whon any outraged citizen arose in
this birthplace of the commission form
of government and started to air his
grievances he was ruled out of order.
Complaints were stifled, although the
whole city commission and some sub
ordinates were present to answer.
Tho trouble with tho water situa
tion in Salt Lake is that big men are
not directing water affairs. They may
bo high-priced, but they are not big
enough for tho situation. They aro
not farslghtod. It is well enough to
talk of bonding tho city for sevoral
million dollars to provide for future
requirements, but if tho waterworks
offiolals would make tho best of the
prcsont supply, conserve It and take
care of it in tho storage spaces at
hand, Instead of permitting thousands
of precious gallons to go to waste, it
would then be time to talk of an In
adequate supply and prepare for bond
ing for the futuro.
Property ownors who are compolled
to stand tho discomfort and to foot
the bills laugh up their sleews when
tho Commercial club reopens Its
pigeon-holing program by "taking
steps" to "dovise ways and means."
What the Commercial club should
do is to giv the city administration
a hypodermic injeotion of Jamaica
By Alice E. Ives.
Did no one hoar a footfall in the
Did no one hear the sound of sudden
When tho gray year went out with
weary sighs,
And the young year came, looking in
our eyes?
Did no one see a wonder in the east?
Was there no awesome vision at the
The foolish reveler with his childish
Did he not feel the touch of some new
The dreamer weaving world throbs
from ills brain,
Did he not feel chords rent with
vibrant pain?
Wasjthls earth-quaking passing of the
But as the silence of a story told?
Shall God hold symbols ever 'fore our
And wo road no evangel In the skies?
O blind! O dumb! O slow of heart
and brain!
Let not the vision go till we shall
Some answer from the year that's
gone away!
The old is past! All things are born
Only the splendid hours of victories
Only the hours when our words
brought the sun
Shall live to blaze to greater deeds
and days
Whon our awakened souls, In tho
amazo ,
Of God power, live in conscious cos
mic light,
Did no one hear a footfall in tho
Irate Tailor: Now look hero, Mr.
Scribb, this has gone on long enough.
I demand a check right now.
Impecunious Author: Sorry, Snip,
old man, but my physician has ordered
mo to quit writing altogether for three
"She has tho makings of a fino
"Yes; her frame work is excellent."
Professor What is the best en
vironment for calves?
Student Silk stockings.
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THERE were some delightful p.'ss- H
ages in Mr. Morgan's testimony :
before the Pujo committee in jj H
congress. Tho dialoguo between him f H
and Mr. Untermeyer gives emotion;) I H
comparable to those the render getsJ - ' H
out of one of Bernard Shaw's playa. . H
All through thero Is a proffering of t f H
large propositions by Mr. Untermeyer ' H
and a trimming of them down to prac- M
ticable size by Mr. Morgan. More- H
over, the dialogue was as full of H
humor as it was of sense. As thus: jH
Does your New York house do a tm
general banking business? asku j H
counsel for the committee. H
We try to, sir, said Mr. Morgan. H
Q. Do you take deposits? H
A. We do. iH
Q. You do the business that is dnno H
by a bank? I H
A. Exactly, as far as we can. H
Here's another passago from tho- jH
press report: rH
Mr. Morgan and tho counsel then R
engaged in a discussion of the prln- kH
ciples of money and circulation. Mr. H
Untermoyer sought to lay tho founda- j H
tion for proving that a money trust H
exists. Mr. Morgan did not agree with , H
him in the least. He said it is ab- ,H
solutely impossible for any man or iH
group of men to get control of all the 1 IHi
money or the credit in the world. It JK
Is inconceivable, ho said. IHI
Mr. Morgan added: H
I know lots of mon, business men, ', H
too, who can borrow any amount, jjj H
whose credit is unquestioned. WM
Is that not bocauso it is believed H
that they have the money back of VB
them? i ' H
No, sir; It Is bocause people behove f H
in the man. I E
And it Is regardless of whether he H
has any financial backing at all, Is it? f H
It is very often. $ jH
And he might not bo worth any- H
He might not have anything. I fl
have known a man to come into my , ( IM
office and I have given him a check ' 1 WM
for a million dollars when I knew he I H
had not a oont in the world. I I H
There are not many of them? J I H
Yfls, a good imn" v I M
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