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I great pay for great factor in christIan cgvILg
H:! i' i -gPOCH-MAKING In their character
Hi L will "be the proceedings scheduled
I (j Iv for today at tho corner of State
M (' '! and First South streets, when the
rl 1 cornor-Btone or tho splendid new bulld-
, t ins of tho Young Men's Christian aso
,j i elation of gait L'aUo City Will bo laid
3 I' 1 with tho pomp and ceremony befitting
' the occasion. This building, to cost
Hf ' S125.000 when completed, and considera
ble ! '! Wy more thtfh half of which omoui .has
y already been subscribed may be said to
, bo the result of lndcfatlgab e work on
1 I . tho pnrt of a few men. backed !
f 1 ' generous spirit of n. number of otters.
, chief among whom is George Fostei
Peabody of Brooklyn.
1 (: The Young wren's Christian associa
.j ' Hon of this city has. since lis orgonlza
J Hon. met Blorma of adversity. While
Ii 7 "
1 Georfto Foster Peabody, WTio Con-
tributed $25,000 to tlic Building
I'. periods of its history are net devoid of
, tho good results which hcvve attended
' the efforts of this association In all
parte of the world, yet the local organl
, ration has never yet had facilities for
doing tho real aseociatlon work. But
j these will have been acquired with the
completion of the new building, and it
1 in not 10 be wondered that those who
are best acquainted with tho work pos
I slblo to bo accomplished by this great
I institution, In the way of making young
men better citizens, are exceedingly ju
bilant over the prospect,
i 1 Work Done in tho Past.
For several year3 following tho or
ganization of the association in this
city 'it steadily advanced in mombor
nhlp and power far good, although al
' ways laeklng the financial bupport re
niifrorl fnr thn host results. While quar-'
Ii , icrs provided with reading-rooms, gym
nasium and othor adjuncts were main
tained In rented quarters, the equlp
( ment became worn out more rapidly
than it was replaced and Interest di
minished, until, in the fall of IS92, tho
(is question was seriously contemplated by
H the management of closing the rooms,
! 1 with the understanding that they
i should iiovcr bfe reopened until suitable
, i quarters for doing: the as-' " -mtlon's
work were secured. General rotary
Oscar L.. Co:; felt, however. t..ut as he
' was but newly on tho ground, uuch a
course might lead to loss of conlldencc
I by the public. Hor.cc, $300 was spent In
I . making the rooms more cheery and
'j ' ' somewhat improving the batha for the
1 Largo Deficit to Most.
1 The condition of the equipment was
1 not the most serious of the association's
, dilncultles. Through its moves and
i running expenses the association's
1 finances had run behind from year to
j year until ai this time they presented a
I net dellclt of J5530.35. A considerable
j. part of thiH was In uncared-for bills
f '" j outstanding among the business men
') ; of the city. These wore funded and all
' i the debt carried at Interest until last
1 1 month, when the last of It was wiped
'! Oscar I. Cor, Goneral Secretary of
,1 Y. M. C. A.
H ' out. The winter's work was as succcss-
H ful as could be expected and did not re-
H 1 suit in Increasing the association's debt.
H The directorate recognized that this
Hl was only a temporary effort and that In
H the spring heroic measures must be re-
HT sorted to cither to pay tho debt and
H, leave the association with a clean rec-
Hi ord or to do this and also secure funds
H 1 for the erection of a building.
H , A Strong Friend Appears.
H I It had been known for some time that
H V George Foster Peabody of Brooklyn, N.
H'f 'i "Z-t had been very largely Interested in
M . j the work of ( the local association; In
Hi j fact, he at one time offered to buy tho
K ; city hall corner, but had felt that the
Hl! f price asked was excessive and wlth-
H' drew the negotiations. A meeting was
'.; held early in November, 1902, at which
Hi It . B were present Frank B. Stephens, Frank
Hh ' i i Pierce, William F. Coleton, C. K. Ober
H , ,J and Oscar L. Cox. It was decided that
i the city hall corner was by all odds the
r most desirable location for the assocla-
H'l tlon, and a telegram was cent In the
H i' hope that Mr. Peabody might still be-
Hu 1 prevailed upon to open negotiations for
Hjjl the property. This resulted In Mr, Pea-
HN ' ' body's subscribing $25,000 Upon tho con-
Hl ' dltion that $50,000 additional was raised
;! In Bait Lake City by May 1, 1003. That
Hf ' date was later extended to June 1st.
H , A Large Undertaking.
H;( ii It was the well-nigh universal opln-
Hli ' In ion that the $50,000 could never be raised
H' 'i In Salt Lake City. In fact, a rcsolu-
H ' rri'l tlon was introduced In the meeting of
tho board of directors in December of
that year looking toward the abandon
ment of the project. In the January
mooting, however, the feeling had
grown that the matter, whether possi
ble or not, should at least be attempted,
and on March SSth the formal resolution
of tho board wa3 pansed authorizing tho
canvass to ocourc funds to comply with
Mr. Peabody'o offer; to Gccure what
ovcr additional might be necessary to
erect an association building and pur
chase lis site. On May 1. 1003. the as
sociation's rooms wore closod with tho
understanding that it would never re
open in rented quarters.
Scouring a Site.
It was felt that the Blto for the build
ing must be secured, at lonat by option,
In order to give some deflnltcness to tho
proposed canvass-. Many of the promi
nent buslncea men of the city were
asked to purchase the city hall corner
and hold It Bubject to purchase by the
association at tho cnir.e prlco within a
given length of time. Two or three of
them very kindly exprened themselves
as entirely willing to accommodate the
movement by advancing this money,
but. an (hey oxprcSEed It. did not care
to have the property left on their hands,
as they were very aure that the fund
would never be rnlaod. However, Just
as all these effnrtn flcemcd to b? futile,
an agreement was reached with the
Utah Independent Telephone company
by which they should purchase the lot,
giving tho cieeirid option on the north
part of it. an option which was finally
taken up on August Sth of the same
year for $32,292
Boy Gives First Dollar.
The first subscription came In volun
tarily Jun after the tlrst of April, when
little CharlCH Lennon-. 10 years old,
brought to tho general secretary a
bright silver dollar to help- put up the
building, as he paid.. On the !Uh of
April, however, the canvass was for
mallv launched by subscriptions of
$1000 oarh from three of the directors
and of lesser amounts by two others,
and five days later M. H. Walker odd-3
$5000 to tho oubscrlptlon list sis It then
stood. Two days later S. V. Slulp ac
cepted tho chairmanship of the finnnce
commlttete. which he has since re
tained, having done u large amount of
the nctual work himself, and with un
tiring energy seeking to develop new
friends and bring before the business
men of the community the real value
of the association's Work. How well
he haB succeeded the results show for
Citizens Came to Rescue.
Tho canvass progrenntd so slowly,
however, that on May 30lh but $27,000
of the 550.000 needed was subscribed.
Juno let wa.i the day oet by Mr. Pea
body's offer Cor the completion of tho
canvass, und thlng3 did not look very
favorable for Its success. Prospecto rose,
however, on that evening. Mrs. Mary
Eev. Elmer I. Goshen, Speaker of the
Judge added to her already large list of
philanthropies in Salt Lake City by
mnklng the handsome subscription of
$10,000. The canvass then went for
ward with vigor, Mr. Peabody having
very generously extended his orfer un
tirJunc 15th. Many generous subscrip
tions were received In amounts of $500
and $1000 Two subscriptions were re
ceived from Col. ID. A. Wall and Frank
Knox, while Senator Kearns subscribed
$2000. and David Keith duplicated Mr.
Walker's subscription with JS5000 more.
Subscrlplon8 of $500 were received from
half a dozen of the leading business
houses and a many more prominent
Individuals, until, on June 15th, the
chairman of the Finance commltttoe
was able to certify that tho entire
amount was subscribed, and the follow
ing telegrams were sent and received.
"George Foster Peabody, N. Y. .
Have $50,000 subscribed locally on As
sociation building, OSCAR L. COX."
"Oscar L. Cox, Salt Lake City.
Congratulations to you and to Salt
Lake. You have done splendidly. Hope
you will Increase it to make building
worthy of the metropolis which your
city Is destined to become,
"GEORGE FOSTER PEABODY."
binco mac ume yimia .nave ueen go
ing rapidly ahead for the building, and
funds have been secured for paying off
all the association's debts. The total
cost of zhe building will bo 5125,000.
The canvass for the lemalnder of this
fund Is now under way, though In ac
cordance with the policy of the canvass
no funds will be In any way solicited in
today's public meetings.
' Some Early History.
The first steps toward the organiza
tion of the Y. M. C. A. in thiB city were
taken in the early part of 1890, tho first
the Issuing of tho following call ftr a
Salt Lake City Fob. 24, 1S90.
You are cordially Invited to bo present
nt a meeting to bo hold at tho Federal
courtroom Sunday afternoon at 4 p. "m
March 2, 10, for tho purposo of conier
ring with all who ai'o interested In Y. M.
C. A. work for Salt Lako City. No city
In tho Union has greator need of such an
association. Hundreds of young men are
coming in and wo must do something ror
them In this lino.
C. H. PARSONS.
R. J. CASK El Y,
L, C. MILLER,
In response to this appeal in behalf
of tho young men a"bout 125 persons met
at tho appointed time and effected a
temporary organization, with Dr. J. 'F.
Millspaugh president" and C. H. Par
sons secretary. One hundred signers
wcro secured to the roll of membership
ana committees were appointed on
nominations and on constitution and
by-laws. Another meotlng was ap
polntcd for March 0th, when the aeso-
S125,00O Y. M. C. A. Building Going Up on Cornor of State and First South.
elation was permanently organized,
with C. E. Allen, president.
The nams of tho svfial presidents
of the nsror-lHton to the present tlmo
President Frank - Stephens.
and their terms af service, are as fol
lows: C. E. All?n. from M'ireh 9, 1S90,
o J.i-.uy i V ri.f. from
January, liJ. to ..:iU-.. l Frank.
Grant, from January. 1535. to January,
S9G; Dr. E. V- Silver, from January,
1806. to January. 1S99; E. P. Rogiion.
from January, 1699. to January, 1900;
Dr. E. V. Silver, from January. 1900, to
March 28, 1901: F. W. Hlllr, and W. C.
Lyne (vice-president), from Maroh 3,
1901, to January 20. 1903; Frank B.
Stephens, from January L0, 1903.
Secretaries Employed Wlldman Mur
phy, from September 21, 1890, to Janu
ary L 1SS3; C. H, Mooreman, from Jan- i
uary 1. 1S93, to March 1. 1894; John T.
Axton. from Maroh 1, 1S94, to August 19,
1902; Oscar L. Cox, from September 1,
For a time after the organization
only gospel meetings were held on Sun
day afternoons, but tho large number
of young men pouring Into the city
mado Imperative the establishment of
quarters. Rooms at 61, East Second
South street were secured and soon the
association was provided with readlng
ico:ii, parlor, gymnasium and bath
rooms. Following this the association's
quarters wore maintained successively,
with some Improvements gained with
each removal, in the following locations:
In the Holmes building from AUgUBt 1,
193. to October 1. 1S95; in the D. F.
Walker building from October 1, 195,
to July, 1S9S; In the Utah National bank
building from July, 1S98, to May, 1903.
An Era of Progvcso.
It wan during the period of Dr. E, V.
S. V. Shelp, Chairman Finance Committee.
Sllvr'3 preoidency of the ad'rfbclatlon
that a night eohool wao eitfibllohod to.
give young men the opportunity to ac
quire an education after working r.oura,
Dr, Sliver took CBpeclal Internet in the
nljcht cchool department and in the re
ligious work of the organlnatlon, al
though athletlco and other temporal
affairs were by no ir.oanu neglected un
der his administration
The report of Secretary A:;lcn r.t th
anniversary meotlng In loi0 rhowfd
that tho receipts for 1S9S were SCOiAV In
exce&s of those of 1S97, the current ex
penses of the year were $3281.15, and
tho cost of moving tho headquarters of
the association from the D. F. Walker
building on Second South street to the
Utah National Bank building at the
corner of Main and First South streets,
and fitting up the new quarters, was
5542.50. There were at this tlmo 306
members in good standing, of whom
forty-rfx were serving their country in
the Philippines. The attendance during
this year was 25 per cent In excess of
that of any previous year, the average
attendance having been 200, and there
were 100 students In the night echool.
The association gave' an "at home"
reception on January 2, 1880, in celebra
tion of Its seventh anniversary, which
proved an event of considerable Im
portance. An attractive programme
was presented, which Included an ad
dress by President Silver, In which ha
spoke of the help of the night school to
young men In making them competent
to fill position9 of trust and the eervlce
rendered business men In providing
them with competent and faithful em
ployees. ECort Brings Success.
When Oscar L. Cox, In September,
1902, took charge of the affairs of tho
association ao Its general secretary,
many of Its best friends were dis
couraged, and when he undertook the
Hon. Clarence E. Allen j cf
task of inducing wealthy cltlzena h!
provide the association with the 2 f
important essential to succcs3-ap? w
able home of Its own many prtiiiBP
that nothing but failure could aluP1
the effort. Undaunted, however, by dXl
seeming Impossibility of the une.rfilw1
lng, the young ma'ii wtnt ahwdViP
though he were sure of suewta, aafii lr
has found It the building 13 well ?MW
way, a building that will be a CndjOJ
the city, a monument to (he progrKijv"r
Chrlctian spirit of the ago nnd ia tfjp
valuable agency for the upiirtfcr 7m'
many generations of young men, p
The osercl3S3 attending the kjttt of T
the corner stone will be held at 'Co fc i1
tcday, and the features wU fce nn'.nftt
dress by President Frank B. SU;v3k
and nvuylc by Held's band. ImtieafB
ly following the laying of the tttP
stone tho aoocclatlon'o anniversary
bratlon will be held In the Thaieffl
where the Eev. Elmer I, GoshtaK
deliver the principal addre3e, and vuS
among the musical numbers of ibK
gramme rendered will bo BOloabyKjJB
Charles G Plummer and MIm AftajB
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