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Those Who Come to be Shocked Always Leave Utah Disappointed H
VOL. XXII. Twelfth Year SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, JUNE 28, 1913 ' 5 Cents the Copy No. 11 H
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LoROY ARMSTRONG ... - Editor
uf Winston Churchill's latest book, undei the
i ' above title, the best possible reiev must be th
story itself. And theae lines iiro offered only In
the hope that each render of Goodwin's Weekly
may con the pages of that admirable volume, and
to the extent of personal influence may induce
others to do so. If sincerity, truth and sen Ice to
mankind be desirable, then this bock has a mis
sion. If sham, hypocrisy, cruelty, dishonesty and
t utter wickedness are to be condemned, then the
honest and the sincere in America have some part
in that mission. They can extend its reading. And
surely the reading must have some good effect.
Tho title is taken from that scathing rebuke of
I tho Master, away back in Galilee, when ho told
tho Pharisees thoy wore very careful to cleanse tho
outside of their cup and of their platter; but that In
side was all uncleanliness, and unspeakable offense.
I And tho purpose a rnthor difficult one Is to in-
duce all mankind to quit sham and pretense, and
be honest through and through.
John Ilodder, n Harvard graduate, destined for
i the law, heors a Beecher sermon and dedicates his
i, life to tho ministry. Ho servos five years in a do-
corous New England city, and then is transplanted
I to St. John's Episcopal church In St. Louis a sta
tion of wealthy and conseratlve people, dominated
by the rich and masterful Eldon Parr, and for the
most part using religion as hunters use a "blind;"
and not only getting; much gome, but finding a
, wholesome protection in the plan. Ilodder preaches
righteousness and lives it. They compliment him
on his eloquence and earnestness and go back to
t. their offices, where they collect rentals for the
" fllvoa, bi 'vdy houses and gambling hells maintained
In their precious buildings. There is the picture.
Two years he labors acceptably to his vestry,
' and is startled when n mother of children comes
to him with the complaint that there is no help In
I his gospel. T wish all the world could read that
woman's argument against both the truth and the
necessity of the alleged virginal oonception the
"immaculate conception" of some careless phrase
de Iser of the past. Ilodder told her and he be
lieved it, then that "without it Christianity falls
to pieces." And her centre shot of argument was:
"No, Mr. Ilodder, I simply can't see any reason for
resorting to a physical miracle in order to explain
a spiritual mystery." He took the usual course
of telling her she should not try to understand
details, and she smothered him with, reminders that
the. New Testament is crowded with material de
tail that even the walls and the f;ates a id the
street paving of heaen are described in turms,
vlth grade of metal and name of decorathe
precious stone; and" she protests tjat the church,
in jleinaadlng faith In materia Zdetalls, makes
spiritual imagination and holy tnt impossible.
Her point is the point of today. He tries to con
tent her with the scant materialism of twenty cen
turies ago and the creeds and the symbols formed
on that pathetically inadequate structure. And she
doesn't know when she leaves him, that she has
started a cut in the dyke through which shall flow
the floods of true interpretation and sincere ef
fectiveness to the glory of God and the good of
humanity. But she does know that she doesn't
want her bos, when they o to college, to lose alt
the Rood of Christianity when they lose faith in
the fables Christianity forced upon them.
It is a long story with a glimpse of more than
one fair woman, and woman was always a tempta-
Since Goodwin's Weekly spoke, you may
notice the governement has ordered the ad
mission of autos to Yellowstone Park. And
cities are following that example.
tion for him. There is an illuminating disclosure of
modern finance, the organisation of companies, the
consolidations, the watering, tho unloading, the en
richment of the little group in St. John's c hurch,
and tho ruin of unconsidered thousands.
ISUlon Parr has one son and one daughter. Tho
boy wanted to marry a worthy working girl, and
the Napoleonnc father separated them, bought the
girl to abandonment and years of shame, while the
boy deprived and resentful gives his youth and
his income to hurtful excesses in foreign cities. The
daughter, when her mother dies, seeks a career for
herself In escape from Imprisonment In a palace
home, the pliable pawn in a tyrannical father's
further schemes; and she becomes famous and rich
as a landscape architect
John Hodder Is finally conv.nced not that the
church Is wrong, and a partner in perjury but
that its message has been wrongly interpreted; and
ho preaches a sermon which proves his Rubicon.
Eldon Parr leaves St. John's, and the rest of the
hypocrites withdraw their money and their pres
ence, and seek to unfrock the foarlem clergyman
who demands that they clean the inside of their
cup in prayer to God for pardon, and in a righteous
life thereafter. But he keeps his pulpit and he fills
St. John's with a multitude of the spiritually hun
gry, the sincerely devout.
Of the marriage of John Ilodder to the daughter
of Eldon Parr, of the death of I'm .x expatriati l H
son, of the characteristic stand of I'trr hlmsll
against any concession, 1 will rot p ik It is all H
Impressively dramatic. And of the moral I will H
only say this: You get the clear mesmje of th H
only gospe' Christ could have brought. You gi t Pl
hope in a shifting of base by even the ultra-con- Fl
seratle, away from dead formalism, and to loving l
service In the cause of humanity here on earth. H
It is a wonderful story. Paragraphs from it will H
be quoted in many a helpful argument. Its theolo H
will temper the tenets ol tf.any a slnci re Christian. H
And it l i Jo to add that much of (he com Iimihh
of John Ilodder has been the consolation and tho H
Inspiring force of Elmer Goshen and Bishop Spa Id M
ing for many a blessed year. H
The little metal collar button that comes B
in your shirt from the laundry never rolls H
under the bureau. It takes a position out on H
the floor, and you find it with your naked H
foot in the dark. H
If reform, like charity, begins at home, then n H
one with the smallest social or pecuniary Intend H
In New York ever ought to lend himself to cm- H
rcctive efforts In Utah no matter If all thiiiKs H
alleged against this state weie true. Which they H
Here Is an extract from a New York daily paper. H
L is good reading. In the sense that it .tells in H
gnphic manner about circumstances of a lively H
Hell's Kitchen was the scene of a cyclonic die H
turUance yesterday afternoon when, the police of H
the West Thirty-seventh street station attempted H
to arrets Thomas Murray, 20 years old, of 00?, ,H
Wont Forty-ninth street, u gangster who is said H
tc have been released from state prison only last H
Monday after serving a term of five years for 'H
assault. H
In the scrimmage Murray and his friends IH
almost wrecked tho saloon of Peter J. McCormac f H
at Thirty-ninth street and Eleventh avenue, at- H
tacked tho proprietor and the bartender. .lame H
Hughes, and tore the uniform coat of Patrolman
Yost Into shreds. H
But by the time fifteen resenes and a squad H
of ton patrolmen on regular duty reached tht H
scene tinder command of Captain I vers, Muira H
bnd received a clubbing that rendered him uncoi H
scions. He was taken to the station house in jH
a patrol wagon. Dr. Miller of the New York H
hospital revived the gang fighter and dressed th H
bruises of Patrolman Yost Sergeant Fisher and H
Hughes, the bartender. jH
Several citizens were struck by flying missile H
and many windows in the neighborhood, wh- H
bioicen. H
(I Attempted to "Stick Up" Bartender. H
j Murray was locked up on four charge-. felon I- H
I ous aasiult, malicious mischief, dlsord rly con- Hj
' duct and lntoxlc atlon. jH
According to McCormaik, the porprletor of thi '" H
saloon, the trouble grew out of an if fair las' H
Tuesday morning between members of the Gophc H
Gang and William Hughes, one of McCormack - . H
bartenders. Early In the morning, McCormac lr ,H
said, a crowd of gangsters attempted to "stick up'v" H

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