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M ' 2 GOODWIN' S WEEKLY.
HR afford it for no other form of swindling pays half U so well as theirs, and as new fools are horn every m' day, their crop is a harvest every day. And then i their victims never tell. m If a resolute man or woman in justice kills H! one of these creatures, then the whole business H has to he made public, and then the perversity H of the world is so great that its sympathy is as Hf liable to go to the criminal as to the avenger. Hl , And there you are. One may say that an inno- H cent man or woman need not fear these wretches, H but that is not always true, for men and women H alike, while seeking innocent amusement H without one sinister thought in mind, may do H vthings which, when this and that are put together H and construed by an expert, may have a look H which the world, eager for scandal, would gladly H accept as true. H To read this story by Burns the ordinary, un- H sophisticated person would conclude that it "is H dangerous to be safe." fl Those Replies THE International News Service called out , the opinions of certain of the strong men " in all the great countries now at war in Europe H J as to their ideas of when the war will close. M Their replies recall a story of our great Civil M war told the writer by a general in that war, M which in substance was that one day when his M command was engaged in a sharp fight, he re- fl ceived an order through an officer on General B Sherman's staff. The officer was an old personal H friend of the general and tarried to talk with him M ' for a moment. Just then a section of the enemy m took up a position opposite and began a furious M fire of musketry which seemed to center where m the friends were talking. The staff officer did M, not wince, but after a moment or two said: "Gen- M eral, I wish those cusses over there would get B, scared and run." M These foreign replies are all confident and de- M fiant and determined, but somehow they all give H an Idea that each writer wishes the other side M would "get scared and run." We believe they m would all welcome a peaceable intervention; a H call to halt and see if some means cannot be M found to form a basis of settlement. M We know that the people behind the leaders H would welcome such an intervention. The peo- H pie, alas, who fight and die, and finally have to M nurse the cripples and pay the taxes. And is it H not time that they should be considered? m J Must they suffer the hardships of another win- H jM ter of war; of war that has now raged two years, UHb at a cost never to be estimated, and without one 1 decisive advantage on either side? Have men H become "brutish beasts and lost their reason?" iHH If President Wilson could make the diversion M which would enable a truce to be called, and a M settlement to be considered, he may not know it, 1 but it would come nearer re-electing him than 1 any other one thing that he could do. I Matthew Henry Walker THE death of M. H. Walker comes as a personal m sorrow to thousands of people in this region. M It brings into swift review the work of the m N four Walker brothers in "Utah. They came hero M poor in purse, but with abundance of that other H capital energy, resourcefulness and a determin M . ation to make good if incessant labor and faith- H fulness to duty could win. M They realized from the first that to person- m ally succeed those around them must likewise M prosper, so from the first they were alert to watch for what might help themselves or the m community. They took great Interest in mining B' from the first believing not only that it was the B most legitimate source of wealth, but a real main- B spring of enlightenment. They helped in open- m ing the mines of Ophir; they were a strong fac M I , tor in the advancement of the Cottonwood mines; they owned, opened and for many years worked the great .Alice mine in Butte and have always been interested in mining properties. After their first start there came fifteen years in which they waged a double fight. One was for a livelihood, one for a broader liberty for the men and woman of Utah. The struggle was fierce and wearisome for a long time but they won out Their public spirit was in full evidence all their lives. One brother after another died, each with harness on his back, and finally Matt Henry only was left. Ho took up the work, begun so long ago and carried it to full fruition, when the great new Walker bank building was completed. From the first the brothers were alert to further any enterprise that seemgd to them good and in the interest of the people. ' Since the death of all his brothers Matt Henry has, while carrying forward the business pursued the same policy and enlarged upon it. His heart expanded faster than the business grew and as his wealth increased, he shed more and more mercies in the paths of those who needed help. He shunned all ostentation, and seemed intent MATTHEW HENRY WALKER He walked these streets from boyhood: As he grew From child to man, the only change that came, Was in his mind and stature: High and true In heart and soul in boy and man the same. Some gods he worshipped, one was Justice stern, One Truth, one Duty, and o'er all loved best Upon the altar in his soul to burn Incense divine to Charity, the blessed. And so he filled the measure of his days, A potent force for good to man and state, Using his gifts as but a trust, always, Life's ledger balanced daily up to date. His grave is sacred, and with flowers -and tears It should be dressed through all the coming years. only upon doing his duty, to his family first and then to his fellow man and to the state which during his life underwent a full transformation. And all the time he has so lived that he has so drawn the affections of thousands of people to him that to them his death comes as a personal bereavement. His death Is a great loss to the state. He has done his full part toward bringing Utah to its present enviable position. When stricken a few weeks ago with .a fatal malady, he was at the height of his influence and could he have been spared ten years longer that influence for good would have been inestimable. Profound sympathy goes out to his immediate iamlly and other relatives. May they be com forted by the thought that the city shares their sorrow, and to him may be the peace that comes to those whose hearts expand with their minds and their fortunes, and make them a blessing to the world. . Progress Of Science "NE of the great problems which the medical profesi 'on in the United States is trying to solve is to nd the germ which causes infantile paralysis, and then to 'find a specific to either kill that germ or make a child Immune against it. We may confidently expect that this will soon be accomplished for what science has done along those lines in the past three decades is most wonderful. Yellow fever and Chaggres or Panama fever are no longer dreaded when the usual pre cautions are taken against them. The deaths from diphtheria have been reduced to a minimum, and the news comes from Europe and Asia that in the armies of those countries the former scourge of typhus fever has been killed. There are still some diseases that baffle science, but there is much hope in the situation for the effort to And their cause is incessant and continuous and behind all is the promise that man shall Anally subdue and possess the earth. And then, despite the present outlook, men and nations are growing wiser and we hope better, and some times we think that there is a system of rewards and punishments which mankind does not yet comprehend. i The first yellow fever on this continent came in a slave ship from Africa to Havana. When the hold was opened, the slaves were found in chains, some dead from the fever, some ill. The city was never freed from the scourge for more than a century. No specific against it could be x found. It spread to all the coasts of the Carib- 1 bean sea and Gulf of Mexico; indeed to all the 1 coast of the Atlantic within the tropics. It was 1 long known that a frost would stop the disease in a single night. j One would think that naturally scientific men ( would reason that if a frost killed the disease, it must likewise kill the cause of it, and set them to work to find the cause, but it never did, until because of her unspeakable cruelties the United ' States was forced to break the arm of Spain. , Then a commission was sent to Havana to find ! if possible the cause and the remedy. After inves tigation this commission took up the belief that the cause was the sting of an infected mosquito of a certain species. Volunteers were called for j to submit to this mosquito's sting. There was a j quick response, all were made ill and one physi- clan, a devoted female nurse and a brave soldier 4 died from it. , i Then the remedy was made plain, or rather a preventative. The city was thoroughly cleaned, the waters in which the mosquito was generated either drained or covered with oil, and the pes- 1 tilence was mastered. Then investigation showed i that the Chaggres fever came fiom the same cause, only it was a different species of mosquito. The same remedies as were applied in Cuba I produced the same result in Panama and now no one dreads going down to that isthmus, though 1 while the first ten miles of the Panama railroad were under construction, two thousand of the j imported workers on the road died, and when the J French company tried to build the canal the work 1 was paralyzed by the appalling list of dead among the workers. . 1 These changes have been wrought in the past j quarter of, a century. Let us hope. - A Devil's Craft A ND now an armored motorboat has been in- vented and it is called "a terror to submar ines." They run about thirty miles an hour and carry a gun which with a single shot destroys the periscope of a submarine, their success has encouraged inventors to go a step further and one man says he has completed the plans for a craft which he calls "a light cruiser," to run thirty miles an hour in a moderate sea, which has a half-concealed gun that is formidable and a tor pedo tube which can be fired in any direction so that it will not be necessary to expose the beam j of the craft when firing it. And this craft is only i ninety feet long. A couple of these might be car- j ried on the deck f a big cruiser. Had the Brit- ish that tried to stand off the German battleships in the North sea fight launched a '