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12 THE SALT LA Kb: TRIBUNE, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, 1912. '
I UTAH'S EDUCATIONAL
P Stale Superintendent of Pub
j lie Instruction Backs As-
serlion With Figures.
I SCHOOLS AMONG BEST
I Only One Other State. Spends
I More Per Capita Than Utah
I in Education.
k The lamp of knowledge In Utah has rc-
j duced the darkness of illiteracy from a
f percentage or" o.l two years ago to a per
il cnitago of 2.5 at present, and tho state
nas advanced to a point where- it standi!
! almost without a peer In the educational
in hlevemenus of tho nation.
So recites the' biennial report of A. C.
Xctson, state superintendent of public in
struction, filed with Governor Spry yes
terday. With facts and figures and well-drawn
comparisons the report ppclls out a rec
ord o remarkable progress, revealing a
onrlitlun of enlightenment and progress
I'iiiL llu atate. muy well be proud of
ICven two years ago Utah stood fourth
in llu record of the states for low per
il utuye of Illiteracy. Then only Iowa,
Nebraska and Kansas topped Ulah'5 rec
ord and by margin! the very slightest.
In j .in. ma i mc state nas cut oown inc. wigm
B lead and now stands in the foremost
Links Is evident says the report, when
the reduction in tho percentage achieved
S ilif-'n.tr the 'asi two years in taken
5 i 'fft uf.
Proof of Progress.
.1 Looking backward across I he past dc-
t c-ide. Superintendent Nelson reviews tho
! aduuiecment of educational facilities,
J education.:! t'tandards and equipments in
!i every portion of the state and presents
'i n'-tt almost startling In their significance
fj o" i,riutli.
u In that period the value of school prop-
B rlj has lum-eased from 53,000,000 to $S,-
B 0"U,00 and hardly a hamlet nor community
of the state b'lt bouKts It.-; temple of
u hti ruing, huili on tin: most modern and
K v t IJ-eiimppcd lines, where the clcmcn-
jury branches and t-ven the rudiments of
; Hghcr learning ure instilled into tiie
j minds of the younger generation. Ten
I: vcars ago the alute, had three high
5 "eliool.; ilow there arc forty high schools
Hf attired from Cache county on the north
i' to "Dixie'" on the south. The enroll-
i mr-iit In the elementary schools has lu
ll creased from TS.uOO to '."2,000 and the ex-
i; ii'ndltiires for education In elementary
schools from less than $500,000 to
k oimi.OOO pei- annum.-
Hpeaklng (if tho ten years of progress, j
I superlnl endent says:
'i Dy consulting thin report the most
casual reader cannot fall to see that
during th! lasi decade wo have made
'uinnicndablo advancement cduca-'
Uunally. Our citizens aro keenly lu
; led in i he Improvement of their
I "cliools. Indeed, as we look hack we
marvel at. the wonderful changes that
have been brought about In such a
orlef period. They exceed ihc fond-.
! e.t anticipation of our fathers, whoso
' uopes for the future were high,
j Changes That Help.
I (n one decade we havo changed
I our school laws and therefore our
' taniia ills so that now we havo freo
j uniform text books, uniform state ex
aminations for teachers, uniform e.v
mliiatioiis for eighth-grade pupils,
- hoot libraries, better organized
county institutes, a committoo to pre-pan-
a state course of study, county
Hjj consolidation of districts, a commls-
V 'Ion to approve sehoolhouse plans, .
Hp ;il1(J' tn" t-'clol-' of our cities and
I.nost of our counties, medical Inspec
tion. Now our high schools receive
-"tale aid when they reach 3tich f-tand-4
.mis of efficiency as Is proscribed by
the state hoard of education. They
i are also visited and Inspected twice
each year by a stale high school In
, Ten years ago an eighth-grade
graduate was eligible for examina
'lon as u teacher. Now four years of
' 'cercdltcd high school work and nine
f i-redits hi professional work arc rc-
nulred for entrance to the examina
tion. The requirements for our stale
I fenllicater and diplomas havo been
Through these requirements our
ehools' have grown In influence and
Hi ' fficlency. Our teachers wer ncve.r
more Interested than now. never so
T v. ell prepared before.
H, Solution in Sight.
The question of Industrial education
Hi "id i's plae In the public schools Is one
W of the. must important problems of the
W .'!',(. thinks .Mr. Nelson. Much has been
done In Utah to meet the growing- de
mand for industrial training and tho su
perinteiidcut looks for a trlut ion of the
rjrohlcm wtliln tin; m-xt ten yira.
The financial portion of the report
show:-! that there is hui one other state
In the union that spends more money per
'-aptUi of population than Utah, and that
i.. Washington, v. here th4 nrevalllng rate
5h as against Utah's 5S.12.
H, During 10'1 there was expended for
B' elementary and secondary education
S:j,70l'.::Go, or ?l,M.n jer capita of school
nopulation. In I!1'.' th total expend!-
ture was ."-.".aU S.'vJT.OO. or 5'J5.S per caoita
H, of school population. fc
Tho total expenditures for the hieu
i.ium amounted to 27,K17."04. ('.;. an In
crease of 51,7U5,uC5.tO over the previous
Hj two Toarrf.
The scljool tax for the hist two years
amounted to tM,lT.C,Z. an increase of
'i2S7.M2.3I over the prCTlous two "euro.
It is nolutcd out that inasmuch as the
j ''ate ly still in a school-building epoch.
1 'ivm than half the money expended gou.?
H( Sees Present Needs.
Tim HijpL'ririifcndent' raps the tendencv
some counties to hounl the school
inds for future gencralions. Tho bov
of today, he says, Is entitled to every
cent of school money that can he raised.
T'ie boy if tomorrow v.-III find ample
funds at his disposal.
The legislature Is a.-dcod to rontlnue the
policy of apodal appropriations for edu
catioual purposes in counties where suf
flcient tax money cannot be raised, owing
1 i the lack of corporate oronorty to lew
H. against, tending to equalize the. progress
( f education through the state.
Durlni: the past two years, tho report
Hl fhouH that sixtv-scven school buildings
ave been erected at a cost of l,r;70.fJ7fi.39.
u-lnglng the total number of buildings
"ov owned by the various school districts
j i) to (j-0 am! their value, including
1 rounds, to ST.lSO.SohTO.
Attention Is called to the significant
fact that male teachers aro becoming
fewer and fewer in the. public schoolB.
TTic lack of the man In the elementary
"rnocs may not be serious, but In the
" Ichcr grades, the superintendent dc
j '.ires, the masculine influence is esoen-
H tin1. In this recard he says:
"Unquestionably In the lower grades
vlth women teuoh.ri only, the child is
divert ample opportunity for proper de-
- eiopmnt. I believe, however, that In
1 'he turner grades uf the elementary
' "hnolu and in tho high school, pupils are
more fortunate who come in contact with
male personality; I mean with virile
TiKinho.vi. vilh manly men. The stronger
i lie r.onien. the more womanly she Is.
Mill therefore, she can never impart the
influence exerted by man." ,
1 Onlv 2.; per cent 'irlefiof the teachers'
H m I'tah arc men. the report states The i
t iperUitciideut suggests Uiat a hotter1
SODALIIT GIVES AN
Young- Ladies of St. Maiy's
Caihedral Delightfully En
Catholic residents of tho city were
guesta last evening of the Young Indies'
sodality of St. Mary's cathedral at a
delightful Informal reception, hold In
cathedral hall. Several hundred Catholics
and other friends of the uodullty were in
attendance. The youngs women, who arc
membci's of the sodality, acted as a re
ception committoo and added greatly to
tho enjoyment of tho evening by their
cordial efforts to make their gucula feel
Heglnnlng at i)io0 o'clock, u. short pro
gramme was given. It was opened with
two pleasing vocal numbers rendered by
Mlsa Eugenic, Mcrcior, the popular young
soprano of tho cathedral choir. Little
Hiss Thehna and Master Georgo Cronin
delighted tho company with their clever
vaudeville sketch, which they gave re
cently at tho junior choir entertainment.
Eugcno Owcnu favored the party with
a number of his witty stories and two
funny parodies on popular songs. The
programme was completed by the rendi
tion of German song3 by a quartette
composed of Gustav Motszkus, Kdward
Meyer, Oswald Vcltz and Martin Muehler.
The Cousin orchestra played through
out the evening. Light refreshments
were seized by t"he young ladies at at
tractively decorated booths. The hall was
beautifully decorated In Christmua ef
fects, a large, brilliantly-trimmed Christ
mas tree adorning the stage in tho front
of tho hall.
TO SEGREGATE COST
OF CITY'S WATER
If plans being considered by W. 11.
Korns. commissioner of Water supply, arc.
favorably received by the committee, a
system of charging each department' of
the city for tho water it uses will be in
augurated next year Jn the administra
tion of the water deparl.ine.iit.
Commissioner ICorns proposes to charge
the park department and the street de
partment for the water consumed by them
In particular. Jlc would also apply the
same principle to every other city de
partment using water without charge.
"While It might appear to be merely
taking the money out of one municipal
pocket and putting It into another pocket,
my system would result, hi much belter
bookkeeping and would evenly distribute
the cost of operating the municipality In-
Ktcun oi malting me waier oopariincnt
stand an expense that each department
should share In," the water commissioner
Mr. Korns retumd .Sunday from a ten
days' trip through California, where ho
made a. study of the water systems and
methods used by various towns of that
"1 found tho system of charging each
department for the water it uses to be
universal among California cities," said
Mr. Korns. "Jt results In a more busi
nesslike administration In every case and
is found to be satisfactory to all con
cerned." The water commissioner declares that
Sale Lake has a splendid water system
as compared to those of California cities.
Water h furnished more cheaply here,
there is more per capita of population
and the pressure Is uniformly better.
"A study of the water problems of
other cities convinces me that Salt Lake
need only eliminate the extravagant
waste of water that now prevails to make
the present supply ample to the. needs
of tho city for years to come," 3aid Mr.
Korns. "We nso more water per capita
in Salt "Lake than in any other city in
America that I know of. Many cities con
fine their dally supply to eighty or ninety
gallons per capita, while Salt L.ako runs
as high ass 2("0 gallons dally per capita
and often higher."
PERCIVAL NOW HELD
ON MURDER CHARGE
First degree murder Is the charge mado
against. John Perdval In a complaint is
sued by the county attorney yesterday
Pcrcivni is accused of murdering
Adolph Trujlllo with a hand ax. The
victim died In a local hospital yesterday
morning after lingering since December
12. when the assault was committed.
Sergeant II. D. Siegfus of tho police
department Is the complaining witness,
I'ercJval Is In the county Jail, having
pleaded guilty before Justice of the Peace
F. M. TJishop to a. charge of assault and
battery, for which he was" sentenced to
thirty days. The fatal termination of
Trujlllo's Injury war. the occasion for the
more serious charge against Perclval.
May Aid Oakland Solons.
The Pjblic Welfare commission of
Oakland, t'al, has written to the city
recorder asking for copies of Salt Lake's
ordinances governing liquor selling In
saloons, hotels, cares and drug stores.
IMng about to enact a series of Oakland
ordinances, the commission arks permls
Mon to copy some things from the SaV
scale of salaries would attract more
strong mon into the field of teaching.
Much stress Is laid on the Importance
of the county cuperlntendents as the
central unit of a school district In
nany cases It Is declared that the men
are underpaid and consequently tho best
men arc. not secured where only the be;t
men will c-rvo the needs. It Is strongly
urged 'that salaries of county superin
tendents be increased to a proper figure
and the choice or superintendents hedged
about with greater care.
A slate supervisor of elementary
schools to specialize In the needs of the
lower grades and direct the work of
county superintendents, is recommended.
Of the forty high schools in the state
the report shows t nat thirly-two of them I
reuched the required standard to receive
state aid. The recent state high school
law making each county a high school
district and offering slate aid where the
requirements are complied with has
worked ' wonders in this department of
education, according to the report, and
has bestirred the entire slate to srrcater
ImoetUH towards higher education.
The free text hook law Is said to bo
satisfactory. The average cost of books
per capita in 1011 wiui a little less than
fi cents und in 1912 a little more than tS
The report Hhows thero arc twenty li
braries In operation in connection with
tho schools and tho reports from them
aro entirely satisfactory.
Libraries Are Popular.
Tn Richfield, Price and Snrlngvillc
enwgotic steps are under way to secure
libraries. American Fork and Moab are
working towards the same end. Gifts
for the library work have totaled S70.000
during the. two years. .The superinten
dent recommends the employment of a
permanent library organizer.
In 1012. the school population was 111,
331 and of thin number onlv 02.129 were
enrolled In school. Of the 22.19 not en
rolled. T.217 attended private school.
Some lt',000 children were not In xehool.
Mr, Nelson says that more attention
.should he given to enforcement of the
1 compulsory education law and school
.hoards uhould secure truant officers forS
1 this duty alone. J
POWER PLAIT SOLD
Purchased by Recently Or
ganized Corporation Which
Is Merging Interests.
LARGE SUM INVOLVED
Bear Lake Water Will Be Im
pounded and Water Sup
The Utah-Idaho Sugar company yes
terday sold its power plant on Bear riv
er, near CoIUnston, to tho Utah Powor
& Light company, recently organized to
merge the electric power Interests of
Utah and other Intcrmouulalii states.
While It was not given out how much
was paid, It Is understood that the price
was inoro than SG00.000. The considera
tion mentioned in the. papers was $10.
The plant was built at a cost or ?r00,000
several years ago. Since then additions
and improvements have been umdo. It
has a capacity of generating 7000 kllo
Tho Utah-Idaho company will retire,
from the electric; power business. Tho
sale. Included the electric transmission
line from Ogden.
Water for Beets.
Thomas R. Cutler, general manager of
the sugar company, said that his com
pany had reserved nmple water needs for
land owners on both sides of Bear river,
where tho company derives boots for its
Garland factory. Tho Utuh Power & Light
company Intends to increase the supply
of water In the river during tho sum- !
iner by Impounding water In Bear lake. I
This, according to the sugar company !
ofiieials, provides for an augmented sup
ply for the beetgrowers. The sugar
company ulso gcta rid of long-standing
water right complications, which will
now be satisfactorily adjusted, it issald.
Negotiations for the plant huve been
going on several weeks between Manager
Cutler and S. Z. Mitchell, president of
the.Klcclrlc Uond & Share company of
New York. Mr. Mitchell said his com
pany intended to develop electricity
along "Bear river with all posslhlo speed,
Two hundred men are already at work.
Contract has been made for 22,000 addi
tional kllowats at tho Grace plant. A
new plnnt will on built at Oneida, with a
capacity of 21,000 kllowats. It Is expect
ed that in eightaen months the power
company will have increased Us total
capacity by -16,000 kllowats.
Two SOO-horscpowcr pumps are being
placed ar. Bear lake and two more of the
same capacity huc been ordered. The
company will consequently have P.200
horsepowcr machinery to pump water
from the hike to tho river In the dry
scuson when required. A "dyke will be
built at the lake to hold the water hack
ana govern me suppiy.
Mitchell Will Leave.
D, C. Jackllng is president of the
power company. P. B. Sawyer Is vice
president und general manager. Mr,
Culler and the executive commltec of
the sugar company and Attorney It. W.
Young acted on one side in tho transaction-
Tho power company was represent
ed by Mr. Mitchell and his attorneys,
Pierce, 4 Critchlow & Barrett e. The
financial end wao handled by MeCoralck
& Co., bankers.
Mr. Mitchell expects to leave for Now
York tomorrow It Is understood that
no more purchases will be made by the
power company, at least until the im
provements on property recently acquired
are completed. The work contemplated
will require the services of several hun
dred men, including mechanics and laborers.
POLICE FIND SNEAK
THIEVES KEEP BUSY
Overcoats, watches and clothes were
popular prizes with sneak thieves, ac
cording to the reports made to tho po
13. E. Itccslng of 14Sa East First South
afrXnf nfitytnln InnT vl.UnlUn C ,.
burglar and the loss of a suit case tilled
Theodore Wilta of tho Angclus room
ing house reported an overcoat, two. suits
of clothes, a watch, a suit case, two
shirts and other clothing as having been
stolen from his room.
S. MegllloB told of the loss of a valise,
two pairs of pants, four shirts, a razor
and razor strop from his room at the
Oxford rooming house.
Tt. S. Lewis of 112-1 Browning avenue,
reported the loss of an overcoat.
Mrs. Kenneth Martin of 55J West First
South street reported that a burglar had
stolen from her a gold watch and chain
arid a gold pin.
ADOPTS NOVEL PLAN
A membership campaign is to be start
ed tomorrow by tho Salt Lako Trans
portation cluh. A novel plan has been
adopted and one that promises to bring
the required results. A large loving cup
ha been offered, by the club as a trophy,
and there will be two opposing sides in
a contest for new members.
According to the plan, there are to he
two teams, to include every member, al
though most of tho members arc not to
know on which team they are working
until tho contest is closed. "W. IS. Blod
gett is to head one team with five lieu
tenants, whom heMviJI name tomorrow,
jand A. W. Griggs, also with Ave lieuten
ants, -will lead the other team. The con
gest will begin tomorrow and last
: through the month. Members of the
club, who are not named as on one of
the teams, are expected to work, and
at the end of ihc month their team will
bo announced and the aide having se
cured tiie greater number of new mem
bers avIH be declared the winner of the
Tiie six leaders on the winning s'do
will have their names engraved on the
trophy cup, that will remain In the club
rooms, and the six leaders of the losing
side will expect the winners to entertain
them in a wav suitable to the occasion.
WILL DEDICATE NEW
"Dedication of the new county infirm
ary and county hospital will take place
next Saturday and will be the occasion
for a programme of speeches by county,
city and state officials.
The building, located at Twelfth South
and State streets, is one of the finest of
Its kind in the country. Its construction
has progressed steadily though slowly
during tho last two years.
From 5 to 10 o'clock Saturday night a
lKu6o-warmlng reception will be held.
The Rev. P. A. Slmpkln will offer the
dedicatory prayor for the now building.
NAME JUDGES FOR
Judges for the Commercial club's an
nual election January 11 have been ap
pointed. At the election five now mem
bers of the board of governors will be
chosen. The Judges follow-
V. V. Jensen, chairman: Loul3 Simon.
Jamea IT. MoyJe, George JI. Dern. Morltz
Bamberger. P. X,. Doran. D. C- Dunbar, j
L P. Judd, George A. Snow, W, T. Ed-!
iward, JarneH A. Foley and George L.
Two Runabout Autos and
Two Motorcycles Author
ized by Commission.
WILL FACILITATE WORK
Delegation Protesis Against
Additional Saloon on South
, State Street.
At the city commission meeting last
night the purchase, of two runabout au
tomobiles and two motorcycles wllh side
carriages for the use of the health de
partment was authorized, and tho pur
chasing agent was directed to obtain the
new equipment at once. The coal of the
four machines will be ?IS00 to 52000, ac
cording to Mayor Park's cstlmato.
Requisition for the machines was mado
by Dr. Samuel G, Paul, health commis
sioner, yesterday morning and was acted
upon at once by the commission. The
machines will greatly facilitate the work
of the health department. In properly cov
ering the en tiro town with its inspections
and visits to homes under quarantine.
Unc particular auvaniage win oc inai
inspectors, fresh from a home where con
tagious" disease exists, will not have to
mingle with the general public on tho
street cars, thereby exposing many per
sons. Tho Utah Light & Railway company
sent a communication to the commis
sion Informing It that the county com
missioners had ordered the lights In For
est Dalo turned off. Tin light company
desires lo be Informed what policy the
city intends to pursue in furnishing Its
latest annexed territory with light. The
communication was referred to the de
partment of publlu safety. Fourteen 100
ampere lights arc maintained in Forest
rinln lit nrf'SCllt.
Protest Against Saloon.
Declaring thai they are, desirous of re
ducing tho number of saloons along State
strcot, between Second and Third South
streets, so as to make that neighbor
hood at tractive to women and children
as a retail shopping district, a delega
tion of buslnots men. headed by the
Auerbach company, addressed a petition
to the commission protesting against the
granting of a liquor license to Owen
Benson and Herman Homes at 227 South
Stale. Tho petition sets forth that there
are eight saloons in that block already
and that another would greatly damage
the Interests of those merchants who are
trying to build up a new retail center.
The "commission decided to grant the
petitioners a special hearing January 7.
A delegation representing Hie Salt Lake
iederalion ol Luuor ana inc local prim
ing union In particular complained to the
commission against tiie ul!egcd practice
of sending out of town for the purchase
of supplies and for printing work. They
declared that the policy was not fair U)
local taxpayers, nor to local laboring
Warren Rogue, purchasing agent for
the city, replied to the complaint with an
absolute denial that any work whatso
ever had been sent out of the city when
it could be done In the city. He said
that two Jobs totalling $24r had been sent
ouL of town because they could not be
dono 'In Salt Luke Also, he declared
that city supplies were purchased in the
city whenever possible.
Assurance Is Given.
The labor delegation acknowledged the
possibility of having been misinformed
and departed with the assurances of the
commission that no such policy as was
complained of would be tolerated by the
Coal and Ice dealers also aired a griev
ance. A delegation complained against
the prevailing system of licensing teams
used by the dealers and asked for a new
basis of taxation. They declared that
they arc forced to take out a license Jan
uary 1, when the coal season Is at Its
height and all dealers are carrying extra
teams. They aro assessed according to
the number of teams and the rate of
assessment maintains Tor six months,
while the heavy season holds out for only
three months. Many of the teAms on
which the dealers pay a six months' li
cense are turned out to pasture early In
the spring, it was pointed out.
The same condition exists In the case
of the Ice dealers, It was argued, they
being forced to lake out their licenses for
six months in the middle of summer,
when the ice season is at Its height.
Some means of equalizing the license
tax was requested. Tho delegation was
assured that the city would consider the
request In the near future.
ELLEN JOHNSON PAUL
CORRECTS AN ERROR
Mrs. "Ellen Johnson Paul, Si Vino ave
nue, corrects a misstatement in regard
to divorce proceedings now ponding In
the district court at Provo. Mrs. Paul
was mado to appear as Ihe defendant In
an action for Reparation alleged to have
been brought by her husband, David A.
Paul. II was made to appear that Paul
charged his wife with being an unlit per
son to have charge of a -year-old hoy.
As a matter of fact, il was not Paul
who brought the action for divorce, but
Mrs. Paul. She filed her suit at Provo
In October. In her complaint she
charged her husband with extreme cru
elty. She asked, Jn addition to the de
cree of divorce, the custody of their two
children and alimony. The case haa been
postponed from time to time, but Mrs,
Paul expects it 1o come on for hearing
The Paul 8 were married in Denver
July 7, 1307. There arc two children, the
eldest of which was born fifteen months
after the marriage. Paid is an electrical
engineer and is employed near Spanish
BUILD $50,000 CHAPEL
The now ?o0,000 edifice being built by
the Lullor-day Saints of Kaysvllle. Davis
county. Is ncarlng completion. The ex
terior work Is completed and all that re
mains to be done Is the Interior finish
ing and the installation of a pipe organ.
According to custom, the church as a
whole furnished one-half the cost of con
struction, the other half being raised
among the members of tho congregation.
: The subject of a new meeting house
was first broached last spring, and tho
raising of the required $20,900 Immediate
ly commenced, of which amount John Ti.
Barnes, sponsor of the project, contrib
uted $21)00. Other church members soon
subscribed the balance, and William Allen
of KayHvllle was selected to draw up
tho plans. The contract, calling for com
pletion by June 1, "1113, was awarded to
W. Kills of Ogden and work commenced
during the Inst summer Tho contractor
Is at present, ahead of his schedule and,
barring some accident, will have com
pleted the btllldlng early this spring.
Women Lecturers Wanted.
The United States civil service com
mission announces an examination for
the position of lecturer on road econom
ics, for women only, to bo held on Janu
ary 20. The position pays 51200 a 3'ear.
!' An examination will also be held on
January 22 for the position of photo
engraver in the- Philippine service. This
.position pays $2000 per annum. Furthnr
(information can be obtained at the local
DISCUSS ETHICS OE
A. C. BUTTER SALES
Interested Persons Give Their
Views on Marketing of
IS IN STRONG DEMANDj
President .Widtsoe Says the
School in No Way Com
petes With Producers.
Whether il Is wholly ethical for the
Agricultural College, of Utah to sell but
ter to consumers of this state is a ques
tion that agitates the mind of at least
one man. That man called at The Trib
une ordco yesterday with the complaint
that agricultural college butter was be
ing sold In tho Salt Lako market and
moreover that it wna being sold at a
premium of from 2 to i cents more than
tho prices quoted by other butter dealers
for their brands of button Furthermore,
It was hlu opinion that such premium
on butler produced at. a state
Institution had a tendency to
keep the market at a high level, "be
cause." said he, "any dealer can point
lo tho fact that ho is selling his butter!
even lower than Hue price charged for
butter produced at a public Institution,
whereof the taxpayer meets the expense,
whereas he, the butter dealer, must meet
his own expense."
Dr. John A. Wldlsoe. president of tho
agricultural college, said last night that
tho Institution In in wlso was a com
petitor in the butter market: that Lhe
production of butter was purely instruc
tional; that the school had tho good will
of other butter producers, and Unit If
there was a premium placed on college
made butter, he. had no knowledge of it
certainly, ho said, the college placed no
premium on its butter product. Its but
ter, ho said, was sold at the market
Has No Influence. j
V. F. Jensen, president of the'Jenson
Creamery company, the largest bultcr
dealer in Utah, said his company was In
no way guided or iulluenced by what tho
agricultural college did or what prlco it
charged for It sproducl. "Wc make our
prices on the basis of what our milk
bultcr fat costs us.'" he said-
.1. A. Nelson, president if the Nelson
& Hicks company, commission mer
chants, said he was unable to state
whether or not the premium on college
made butter had a tendency to make
for a strong market. "It does not seem
to me that it would have a tendency to
make for a lower market, at any rate,"
One of tho grocers who handles college-made
butter said thero was a. pre
mium of 2 cents on that product. "There
Is Mich a demand for it." said he. "that
wo cannot come even close to filling It.
Housewives gladly pay the premium. Wc
have a Availing "list always ol persons
who want agricultural college butter. The
consumers who are fortunate enough to
get It say it Is tho best butter they havo
ever had. . You see, it Is "whole milk'
This testimony was borne out by a
state official, who said that when he and
his family went camping last summer
they got off the college butter list. "Wo
wore three months getting back on
again," he said.
One of tho butter merchants who was
antil I'ncl ni'iliil rrn o 3 ITI 11 1 rTi It., t
agricultural college butler was no better
than any other "first" creamery butler.
"As a mater of fact." said lie, "the col
lece butter stood fifth or sixth in the
scoring six months ago."
The College View.
President Widtsoe, discussing the
subject last night, said in substance:
The college Is in no wise in com
petition with bultcr producers. In
order to conduct butter making ex
periments, of course, It is necessary
that we huve milk. Therefore, wo
have an agreement with the creamery
and condensed milk interests of
Cache county whereby we are per
mitted to buy milk In North Logan
Tiydo Park. Our territory Is not moro
than two miles in length and not
more than three-fourths of a mil In
width. Outside this territory wc do
not go to buy milk. 1
We buy from 2.100 to 2r00 pounds of
milk dally.. This makes 115 or 120
pounds of butter The product is
sold at retail to persons who come
to the collcgo for it and to officials
and friends of the school. What Is
not disposed of in that way Is sent to
Salt Lake and Ogden to persons who
make requests for the college butter.
Naturally, we supply these requests
IU.A..l. (nil , 11..!,. . 1.
Liu 1.1111311 mi; i cKui i;oi.ujic3!iijii;jil ljii;
applicant designates. It would bo
Impracticable to ship to tho indivi
Ignorant of Premium.
if a premium is charged on col
lego butter, I know nothing about It,
and this is tho first time I have ever
heard of It. Certainly we do not au
thorize any premium. Wo buy our
milk at the prevailing rate and sell
our butler at the market price. We
enjoy the. good will of other "produc
ers of butter. n they realize that
our work Is wholly Instructional and
If we succeed in developing a belter
quality of bultcr by now methods,
the. butler makers of the ctato are
tho ones who benefit by that work,
for it Is entirely for their benefit
that we make experiments and
It was pointed out by Dr. Widtsoo that
so long as the agricultural college had
classes In butter making, so long must
that bulter lie disposed of cither tt must
be sold or destroyed.
f?o the question as t.o whether it Is
ethical for the agricultural college lo sell
butter l IHt unanswered directly. From
tho opinions herewith glvon any person
who Jh Interested in the subject may de
cide for himself.
CONTEST IS BETWEEN
LOVE AND THE STATE
A contest, with Cupid on otic sldo and
the state, of Colorado on the other, will
bo waged .In the office of Governor Wil
liam Spry thhi morning.
Albert Borrcli Is the prise, lie is
wanted in Colorado on a churgo of break
ing the provisions of his parole from the
penitentiary at Canyon City by leaving
the stale. On the other., hand, ho is
wanted In Utah by his brldo of a month.
Horrcll married an Ogdun girl In No
vember and Is said to have started Hfo
anew. Things went smoothly until tho
Colorado prison authorities learnod of
Borrcll's whereabouts. Veslerday J. IC
Dyo, the stato parole agent for Colo
rado, arrived from Denver with requisi
tion papers to Governor Spry. Borrcli Is i
in custody. j
DEMANDS S5000 FOR I
For personal injuries alleged to havo
been inflicted with a "billy" dub "Decem
ber 11 last. J. F. Consldine j-oslcrdav
filed suit in the district court against
Louis Scarcelll for JH000 damagcu.
Consldine avers that Scarcelll attacked
him without provocation, struck him to
the ground with tho club and kicked and
beat him Into insensibility as ha la.
upon the ground. Ho claims to have suf
fered pennanont Injuries.
Four Will Testify in Wash
ington in Money Trust
L. II. Farnuworlh, president of the Salt
Lake Clearing House association: C. S.
Burton, secretary of the association; W.
fs. McCorulck and Frank Knox were yes
terday served with subpoenas to appear
before the special committee of lhe na
tional house of representatives to testify
wllh rsforonce to the rules and regula
tions of the Salt Lako" Clearing House
association. The four Salt Lake bankers
will leave for Washington, D. C on
Subpoenas were served on air. Farns
worlh, Mr. Burton and Mr. McCornlck
yesterday forenoon by United States
Marshal James II. Anderson. Mr. Knox
Is In Los Angeles and service was se
cured on him by wire. The subpoenas
wore also for the constitution, by-Iawu
and records of the .Salt Lake Clearing
The committee having In chargo the
Investigation of the clearing hounc meth
ods of tho various cities Is commonly
known an the. Imjo money trust Investi
gation committee. Jt is Investigating
clearing nonce regulations with a view
to ascertaining whether or not tho bank
ing system of tho country Is a. gigantic
trust, controlling tho money of the
country. The committee proposes lo
show that tho clearing house associations
of the various larger cities of tho Unlied
Slates have arrangements with each
other so that there Is no conflict in the
clearing house rules of the different
When seen last night, none or the three
hankers In the city would make public
any statement with reference to the sub
poenas. JIach declared that ho had no
Idea as to what the committee wished
to learn from him. Mr. Farnsworth said
ho presumed tho committee was Inter
ested In learning tho rules and by-laws
of the Clearing House, association.
UTAH FOLKS ENJOY
PARTY IN CALIFORNIA
TT. M. Bond wrltcn from Sawtelle, Cal .
giving an account of an uncommonly
pleasant Christmas party. Mr. Bond was
formerly a reside! of Ogden. Ho Is now
a resident of Sawtelle. Mr. Bond says
of the enjoyable uffalr:
Christmas festivities in Lis An
geles had fewer larger, moro con
genial and Interesting parties than
that, held at the commodious residence
of Mr. and Sirs. W. A. Wood, U198
Twenty-ninth place, oil that day. The
parly consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Wood
and their family of three, formerly
of Ogden: Will Shaw and his mothur,
Sir. and Mrs, Lindsay and their son,
Curtis, formerly of Ogden, now of
Ontario; Sirs. Anna Ilcss of Carlo
bad, Mrs. Wilson, formerly of Salt
Iakc; SIlss Lulu Easton, Oscar
Wright of Santa Slonica, Albert Kev
ins. Sir. and Sirs. C. A. Short and
their thrco children, C. F. Siiort, son
of Ait Short: Sirs. W. TJ. Jones of
Salt Lake, SIIsb Irene Short. Colonel
and Mrs. W. B. Short and Sir. and
Sirs. II. SI. Bond of Sawtelle.
A six-course dinner was served.
Thero were instrumental music,
dancing, singing and cards: old-tlmo
experiences were related, and presents
in great number wero distributed.
Tiie gathering will long bo remem
bered by tho participants.
CITY AND VICINITY
THE FIRM of Hardy & Co. of Du
buque, la., has been awarded the con
tract for printing tho new ritual, as
adopted by the grand lodge at Portland
last summer, for the Benevolent and Pro
tective Order of Elks. The bids were
opened yesterday by Cary L. Applegatc,
secretary and member of tho board of
grand trustees. The Century Printing
company of tills city was the next lowest
TIMOTHY HARRINGTON, a miner,
began suit in the district court yester
day against tho Daly-Judge Mining com
pany of Park City to recover 51G.000
damages for personal Injuries. Harring
ton alleges that he was permanently In
jured and crippled by a cave-In while
workinc for tho company In an unused
portion of tho mine. He charges negli
gence on the company's part.
MILES MARTIN, who is treasurer
of tho Kmpress theater, where he has
been for the last six months, will leave ,
thnt company tomorrow to become treas
urer to Manager A. B. Jensen of the
Garlck theater. Sir, Slartln worked for
the Orpheum theater several years beforo
accepting tho position with tho TSmpress.
THE ANNUAL dinner for salesmen
connecieu wun me wimiesaio grocery
department of the Z. C. SI. I. was held
at the Commercial club last night. A.
II. Woolley, manager, presided." Sales
manship, business conditions and other
similar matters were discussed. About
A COMPLAINT charging Ah Lung, a
Chinese, with selling cocalno to Frank
Adamaon, was issued yesterday bv the
county attorney. F. D. Huntsman, a po
llco officer. Is the complaining witness.
The offense Is alleged to have been com
mitted on Plum alley December 27.
FUNERAL SERVICES for Loulso Grif
fiths, 15 years of age, who died in this
city Saturday, were held at the funeral
chapel of J. W. Taylor, at 11:30 o'clock
yesterday morning. Bishop F. S. Tlngey
of the Seventeenth ward conducted the
services. Interment was in tho City
NOTICE WAS received yesterday by
the state fish and game department of
the arrest of William Lusk at Duchesne,
Wasatch county, on a charge of trapping
beaver, The arrest was mado by Wur
den Hamilton. The fine for this offense
'THE MUSIC COMMITTEE of the Com
mercial club yesterday decided to give a
concert in January lhe date to be. fixed
later. A sub-commlttec consisting of
A. II. Peabody. IS. O. Kngberg and John
THE COMMERCIAL CLIUB will hold
open house from noon until midnight to
morrow. New Year's dav. There, will be
music and a buffet lunch. Slcmbers will
entertain their women relatives and
friends at the club.
A. P. WHEELER Ik charged with
grand larceny In a complaint lusuud lry
tho county attorney yesterday. Wheeler
is accused of stealing 65 from C. II.
Sillier Christmas eve.
JUDGE M. L. RITCHIE of the district
court yesterday appointed D. C. Willey.
Jr.. receiver for the Jupiter theater com
pany at tho request, of the Stowart Con
struction company, a creditor.
CHARGING DESERTION, FJisaboth C.
Livingston yesterday filed suit for di
vorce from George II. Livingston. S'he
asks for restoration of her maiden name
G M'NEY, 2.T years of age, wan ar
rested by Patrolman Jukes on a charge
of using imnroper "language in the street
THE ILLINOIS SURETY comnany has
filed with the county clerk a copy of Its
charter. W. W Itay is named as local
SALT LAKE VALLEY CAMP No. 0072.
lloyal Neighbors of America, will assist
JSxcelsIor camp No. 10S9i of the Eume or
der tonight at a watch party.
ATTORNEY J, I. WILLEY tvos ad
mitted to practice In the United States
district court of Utah yesterday.
THE TWENTY-FOURTH ward SI. T.
A. will hold a watch dance at tho ward
hall this evening.
Hundreds of Watcjrt
Parties Will Shake
Cordially by HM
CHINESE TO CELEB)
Festivities Will TakeM
Forms; Street Car 9
Up" Half Hour l1
A right royal welcome awallSik
year In Salt Lake. Tonlght-W
will watch the old year pa, ltMiU
and give lhe new a cordial rcceW
old year has been good to &"alt-
its passing will call forth unlM01'
groL At tho same tlma, thorn
holds out such glowing promluaS
glide from 1012 to J!J3 wjh bK
lhe confidence of Btrong fattj, jXl
Scores of watch-night v'ML
been arranged. For several vre'J lj
rations of tables at thQ cafcs 3
tho rule. Within recent foyM "
tluna have aonred In Drcc .'.!,,
tables command almost ,i J9UI
rate- In the proportion thatrBT
assured of extraordinary imtrM
eatc managers have, set IhflmSfe
Hie tsmk of providing ciilcrabM
well as food and drink. ThSfc
the cards lor tonight's rcMlvluUO
crable "stunls." siany" " ' W
original and all of them aro &
A large number of f ratornal IMP'
riounco New Year":, evo partlcS .
hall of tho various lodges t'ifc3B.
and their families will gather ML
be music and dancing and hi &Mr
a second Christmua tree will boW-1
for tho children. "&
Many Theater Parties. mL
Theaters report repen'atlonilM
and stalls for tonight's pcrtornK
number never beforo recorded.Wi
ferlnga at the various amuHemeif
aro of a high order of excel2
there seems little doubt that nJE
will bo set in box office recelnWr
In hundreds of homes In gfl
tonight there will gather grtfotMj
that the new year is propcrlv -jm?
Some of the home parties wiluP,J
orate social af falls, but for aftfe
part the companies will compH
members of the family and a. fn-
It Is customary to hall tho !T
a new year with a din of hS
whistles and tho discharge oVm
Tonight's celebration doubtlesslM!;
cludo tho two first named, but iB
bo no promiscuous shooting. tB
have Issued orders for a rlgorougHl,
merit of the lawg against thaw?
of firearms and especially 'aifaB
firing thereof. Whistles ana mfe
harmful only to the nerves; tlB
discharged from a pistol maym,
mortal wound. Mk
Chinese to Celebrate, il
A unlctuc .feature ot the
celebration in Salt Lake will
tlcipatlon of the Chinese populatlB
Chinese of this city have almorBJ1
mousb' adopted the now order om
which includes the marking or.9f
the modern calendar, and conST
they will begin Iheir new ycaS
laneouoly with Americans. Ax't
of Ihc local Chinese those of 'iw
vanced vcars ellne to the custoB?
they have been taught from th
but these form a small mln$
Tn order that the revelers W
full opportunity to give the noi
fair start and yet get home,
walking, tho street car conip
form a final "llno-up" of outbOj
at 1:35 o'clock tomorrow morolnj
;of 1:05. the usual hour. The;
ment applies to all the car HnS
Oakley. Sandy, S.Idvolc, SouthJ
West Temple, Depot. North S
and West Fourth South. FlUcei
and ITolllday. Thero will bo p.
as far as Murray. i
All of tho clubs .will havo cola
At some of them there will bo
'''JACK" ROYLE MOJT
UP NOTCH IN VK
"Jack" Royle, who has bean aKT
charge of the western wires otV
soeiated Press with hcadquarB
Chicago, wsis in Salt Lako City j
on his way to Chicago from mL
where lie has been employed byJMT
soeiated Press as a correspondent
friends, as well a9 his Immet31ik
tlves, reside In this city, and Mfl.
spent the day making pleasant ca
About nine years ago Sir. Boymr
newspaper work In Salt Lako
Telegram and his risen rapIdbML
vears ago he began work with tig?
elated Press as on editor in BejB
since then has worked in San FMk
Salt Lako City and Spokane
or correspondent. In his posItkmM.
enco, Sir. rtoyle will have chargj
editing and routing of all AMI
Press servlco wc3t of '"'''grt- mj
STILL PLANNING Ol
The inauguration hall in !iont
beginning of the second term 0
nor William Spry will be hoki
evening of the anniversary 01 1
birthday. February 1- 1 '10, p,1Jf,
Inaugural ball has not yet been 1
but will probably be chosen hi t
mltte on arrangcmenU at a
next Thursday. Genaral TP,. A. w;
is chairman of the coinmlttca;
"lng for the bnll.
Slcmbcrs of the commlttea y
visited scvoral placw ue U
cation for tho big fune
was decided upon. The InautnJ
will be the most elaborato or '
ever held in the sla 0 and wOj
most brilliant official function,,
WOMAN LEAVES SM
ANNUITY TO BI
In her will tiled In the JgijK
vesterday, Josephine Dl0Ur,
,mvK?' whereby $25 1. to a
nually to the bis hop of J
ecclesiastical ward of Wt
Christ of latter-day Sal nt J.
Franklin S. Tlngey and "JM
arc named as trustee- of Mic
will bo raid every year for 'M
yei?'thc rest of Mrs. Drotibay'flJ
ooiflA"? real cftate gd A
property of tho lw "gj;
to her flnnghtftr. Josephine- U.
EX-CONVICT HELD Jt
UPON OPEN CHi
William Jones. '"l!Vok SMI
arrested last night and ,ar
(open charge at poHce hBJ.
'Patrolman H. A- uiben.
to be suspected of belnc the MS
made his way in to t'' g , anKt
Flrol North and Main fcl
several weeks ago, and ''j fn t
houseman through tl lJctcdX
his escape after 'WllsiateM1
Is a former prisoner or tnt a f
who made a 'f f Vllllt
road camp of cornj
a year ago and n. Iai rnten'
from Oregon to finisji m j