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tt Governor Spry's Message to the Tenth Legislative f Assemblyif 'filpjfc
. . -t (Continued from preceding Page)
p-. ' reason why the system should not bo
1$. " adopted hero.
tigV J- Following" l an Itemized list of the, ap-?-r'.
proprlationa needed by this Institution
for tho coming biennial period:
ZtfaJntcnance v $162,607.50
tt-j A Improvements, renewals and
gi;' ' repairs 6,000.00
Additional farming land 10,000.00
Furnishings a-nd furniture -',000.00
A ' ' ' Equipment for opcratlnpr room.
treatment room and labora-
Itory i 1.500.00
Amusement and library 7G0.00
Now floors for wards and
rooms 2.750.00
Three elfactrlo dumb waiters,
. for food and Gupplles 2,000.00
Motor for laundry 2-10.00
Rebuilding of two furnaces and
new tubes for two boilers 7C0.00
foff sash and repairing win
dows l.SOO.OO
Painting roofs and woodwork
cottages. 1. 2 and -1 600.00
- . Farm Implements and oqulp
ment , GOO. 00
Drainage for portion of form
land . ... 500.00
New fondng .. l.fiOO.OO
Piggery 1,500. 00
JnBiiranco on hospital build
ings and contents 3.000.00
Total 5l9C.907.ric
H State Fair.
vjfl iYom the standpoint of diversity and
H excellcnco tho exhibits of Utah products
WQt at the state fairs of 1011 and 1012 were
KB tho best ever made In tho state, though
B . unfavorable wcatHer conditions resulted
H in a patronage far lxjlow expectations.
Hi The grandstand and; raco track author
HJi ir.ed- by tho last legislature have been
EH completed, the grandstand being of steel
HI and wood construction. The half-milo
a raco courso Is conceded to be ono of the
3JH best In the country. A deficit of ap
proximately $1000 was Incurred by the
board of trustees In completing this work
Sffi and It has been neoessary for the board
fym to borrow $17,000 to cover this and other
ff9 expenses incurred In conducting tho last
two fairs. In approving tho appropria
tion tlon bill passed at "the last session the
Vr executive struck out $5000 allowed for
fcLj . maintenance of grounds and building up
Jm keep and tho Income from concessions
fell short of previous receipts from this
i: Ji eource about 5GO0O. About $1125 unex
r';38 ponded balances in funds appropriated
'33 by tie legislature will revert to tho gen
f eral fund and nn extra expense of about
Am $1000 for a flowing well has been incurred,
gSn ' . .so that tho actual expenditures over
estimates submitted by the board aro
not so great whun these facts are talien
nffl Into consideration
AKlj I am in favor of an appropriation for
raja the construction of a livestock coliseum.
Sot This great industry of the state, which
3 . . Is always so well represented at the
Sjf fair, deserves reapecbxblo exhibition .fa
sJO i clllUes something; It does not now have.
23 One hundred and twenty-fivo thousand
?SM dollars, it is estimated, will bo required
JSB by tho fair association 1913-14 for vari
es ouh Items, as fdllows:
k9 Malntenanco and. premiums $50,000
ISS Insurance premiums 1,000
m "Maintenance of grounds and race
?M track . 2,000
3 Repair and upkeep of buildings., 2,000
Sewer and toilets 32,500
Livestock coliseum 60,000
i " Restaurant and appurlenauces ., 7,500
jjjgl Total $125,000
FM - State BoarH of LancI Corn
el ' rnissioners.
nS During tho past two years th state
SB bourd of land commissioners has con-
ilnued. to rcfuso applications to select
r " " nd. purchase, government lands except
mM to municipalities wtJ to applicants whoso
j3 pending applications have been cancelled
by the gcnoral land office, so that the
jnjf y state haa duo from the government for
EM selection abofit 75.000 acres of lieu lands
HM, that aro bchig held for selection for ir-
BB ligation, projects to bo put in by tho
B suite and for other state and municipal
Urn purposes.
DM About 50O& acres under tho TIatchtown
BB ttato reservoir havo been sold at prices,
Hj mlt water, ranging from $no to $::3 rnr
BJ acre. . The reservoir and canal, costing
Mj dbout 17S,000. ar.o practically completed.
Wpr The Piute rcscn'oir project is being
!& prosecuted by tho board, the dam being
Ml now about two-thirds completed and im-
rn pounding hpproxlmatcly 25,000 acre feet
of water. :The Sevier valley canal, which
Jlfj carries water for tho slato and tho So-
vler Valley company, has been enlarged
SB for twenty mllci?. The state has ex-
tended Its canal twenty-eight miles from
the terminus of the Sevier valley canal
Mm to a point near Centcrficld in Sanpoto
9B county. A further extension of two miles
jK is projected for construction the coming
SB i To dat'n $-199,000 has been expended1 on
J3 this pro'ect and sevcnil thousand acres
a9 of land and water have been sold thcrc-
M under.
5-w - Charged with tho duty of Investing the
' ' various land graiit funds of the state
&9 fapproxlmatlng at this time $-3,41o,000),
5 the land board lias heretofore been auito
ttm busily occupied In investigating securities
Efl when the securities upon which the funds
jj mlght.be loaned 'erc limited. With tho
BW change In the Iqw authorizing the pur-
Bjl. . -'hasc of irrigation district and drainage
9 bondo,1 and tho change relating to farm
HW loans .a vast amount of additional work
Hi fallen upon the board. The drainage
HJ bond law was hold unconstitutional and
mm pending a r.ourt detcrrnlnatlon of tho xn-
lidity: of the irrigation, district law the
SB board was unjustly criticised for its delay
& jp nacsing upon applications for sale of
rf3 auclt bonds, nnd slnco the declflon of the
court In the matter tho board has experi-
TB nced difficulty in securincr prompt com-
'bL pllancs -with regulations regarding tlo
i'eB Issuanco and sale of such bonds prescribed
JSi- by the board as reasonable requirements
'f?M ln fcfeguarding tho Investment of these
ja funds. Three applications for sale of such
JW bonds to tho state have been acted upon
Q , favorably by tho board, as followa:
S Grton Tllvcr irrigation district ?50,000
''ev Hope irrigation district ... 1D.00O
Ca;ho Valley irrigation district.... M0.000
Tho amendment to the law relating to
jy i investment of land funds in farm
;i ' '".ns has almost swamped tho office force
yJ lyHho land board. Tho volume of bU6i-
"J netransacted by the board m this dc-
'rm Pir.tmjt was eight times as great per
annum during tho past two years as It
f was prloivto the 1011 amendment. From
M 7r&y. 1911. Mo November. 1012, tho board
&M received 650farm loan nppircntlons., All
$m fhls addltlonao,vork has thrown the land
jward behind hfnuch of the routlnq.buKl-
?M' flrsh Th0 .boar,(?fJ.:J in Imperative heed ,
ir additional incIlitVcs and clerlca) assist
';SM. .,'ajice in order that public mav have"
" prompt service to whlvh it is entitled ln
J!ts transactions with tila state,
4 I 1 Invito your altcntIor5'.,cfieclally to
thoBe portions of tho report of this de
M , partmcnt dealing with state lands wJthln
"Vv -i the national forests, and the question
J;-. f which haa arisen regarding title to school
' sections containing coal. Thev arc ques-
' tioiw Involving points of vital interest to
Ji? C ' Utah. Their discussion here, however
&3 ; would engage more time than can be dV
'6 SJ , voted to them In this message. The legis
a 1 s laturo should afford all assistance possl
' i 'i ble to safeguard the interests of tho state
; in tlicso matters.
J&'' ,U la Iraportajit thnt the rccommenda-
'-. -i" i tlons of the board relating to legislation
' -aT ' '-no fcictcd HPon favorably. Jho boavd
J- - ''J uhouUl have rWwor. to rccon.vey to the
' United States tracts of land errowourly
, 'V i listed to tho stata; and authority should
v be granted tho hoard to extend time of
i paj'njfints by fccttlerrt undor' state pro-
-I i jecta when eettlern under siifh projects
,-i .'s; Nave- lost tholr caops bv reason ot wo
! failure of the state to deliver watr- uh
r provided In its contract with the nottler.
A tbo ensuing -.wo years the board
t H "s Btlmatcs that U will be necessary. t5'
g . . .v5roYioe the sum-.or.7-J,0fl0 a meet the
'tloiV)hffcuum6nUft.,j --w
" HT?.orlcal assIsta'nceotc,l.;i;ili)tf.
. catcy ar.t t. .
3f-" befndlng slate's title - to soht'ol . j
',-Ji . "cctioilK. i IZ.'TMV
t n.vperlmental wella -12, 60'j I
'I Flydrogi-aph'ic and hyd romej riq &iv- .;'
a veyo . 1 r.DQ0 I
Tor$ .l, JTijJJOO
rnlslKtlcr lt?m, hOWevcrVWioulfMjtf m-
creased materially in order to meat tho
appropriations of tho United States cov
ernment for co-operation ln hydrographlc
surveys. j
State Road Commission.
In no phase of state construction work
has a deeper Interest beep taken than
In the good roads movement as pro
moted under the provisions of the road
laws passed at the last two legislative
sessions. Tho people havo recognized ln
the recently onactod road legislation
something thoy never had boforc sys
tem and permanency In highway con
struction. Tho various counties havo
responded with over Increasing enthusi
asm to the efforts of the state to syste
matize road building and have. In prac
tically all Instances, met their portion of
the expenso of construction in a spirit of
wljllngness that evidences a splendid
sentiment for state road Improvement.
You will ilnd the report, of the Btate
road commission one of the most Inter
esting and encouraging state documents
submitted for your consideration. It is
I comprehensive and goes Into the detail
of this new and Important work In such
completeness ns to leave no question re
garding the wisdom of the adoption of
tho plan.
I invito your, special attention to that
portion of tle report dealing with the
, employment of convict labor on tho pub
lic roads. Tho experiment has been so
successful as to thoroughly warrant the
request for an Increasod appropriation
sufficient to work additional prisoners
who can readily be placed in the 'Hold.
From tho roport you will observo that
during the years 10U and 1912, 501 miles
of state road were constructed at. a cost
of $570,000.
I earnestly commend tho recommen
dations of tho commission to your fa
vorablo consideration. These recommen
dations embraco:
The granting of authority to the com
mission to determine conditions under
which roadway space on state roads may
be occupied.
Tho making of a five-mill road tax In
precincts where slate road work Is to be
Tho remodeling of the special road dis
trict law.
The passing of a vehicle tax law.
Tho adoption of a wide tire law.
Creation of a stato road equipment
fund, to be expended under prescribed
conditions, subject to tho approval of the
board of examiners.
The appropriation of $40,000 for convict
labor on stato roads.
Tha appropriation of $190,400 for the
state road fund 1913 and 1911.
The creation of a fund of $100,000 for
special state road construction.
I am opposed to the disbursement of
road funds by the commission, without
provision that all such disbursements be
subject to tho approval of the board of
examiners. I feel that It was tho Intent
of thoso who framed the legislation cre
ating this board that the board should
have Intimate acquaintance with, cverv
financial transaction of tho state, and "l
do not want to see any laws passed that
will tend to place the expenditure of
funds in the hands of boards where thov
cannot have the scrutiny and approval
of the board of examiners.
State Dairy anil Food Depart
ment. In looking after tho production, hand-'
ling and sale of dairy and foodstuffs
In tho state, the dairy and food depart
ment Is brought into close touch with
practically every person in tho state. In
promoting Improvement In the quality of
foodstuffs the bureau, the commissioner
and his deputies have waged a campaign
pf education throughout the stato which
has unquestionably resulted in much
good. An effort has been made to Incul
cate lessons of cleanliness in handling
milk, cream and butler products and the
bureau has insisted on the proper label
ing of all containers of foodstuffs. Thou
sands of inspections havo been made to
gether with tho scoring of numerous
dairies and many thousands of samples
of foodstuffs havo been collected by tho
commissioner and tested by the "stato
Special efforts havo been exerted In
Improving sanitary conditions In restau
rants, hotels, canning factories and all
places where food and drink aro prepared
or stored for the consuming public De
tailed reports of tho accomplishments in
these various Inspections aro contained In
the report of the commissioner.
The activities of tho dairy and food bu
reau hav been characterized by aggres
sive, intelligent work calculated to bring
to the very highest possible standard of
excellence the dairy and food products of
the state, and at tho same time protect
producer, manufacturer and consumer
against impostors and Impositions.
As ex-officlo sealer of weights and
measures, the dairy and food commis
sioner has Installed a limited testing ap
paratus and has prosecuted the work of
Inspection, through duly appointed depu
ties and assistants. Practicallv all of the
weights and measures standards In the
possession of the state at the time the
commissioner assumed r-harce of the work
were found to bo unfit for use, bplng1
out of date and badly damaged. Addi
tional standards are required for the
proper handling of the work.
Tho estimates of tho dairy and food
department, the- weights and measures de
partment and tho dairy and food bureau
Salary of three deputy Inspectors
and occasional extra help'....., 5 7.000
1 raveling expenses of commis
sioner and deputies 5,500
Office rent OCo
Clerical assistance j "nn.
Printing, stationery; etc 'fioo
Of lice fixtures -mo
Fostago 200
rood samples o0a
Salary, commissioner 4,soo
'J"0nl 320.7G0
Expense of bureau, two years $ 5,000
MENT. Salary of deputy in charge 3,000
Salary of assistant deputy ''lco
Irayeling expenses of deputies.... l.'ooo
Additional standards. ofHco fixtures,
sundries 1000
Total $1U60
State Chemist.
Xwint"'one I,undred various food prod
ucts have been analyzed by the state
chemist during the past two vears and
detailed reports filed with the dairy ai d
(S??E,lritracnl' . nc hundred sanitary
dlcr and Ice analyses ivcro made by him
Tor the suite board of health. In addi
tion to this, the chemist has "made to? -
nf SLi,iVC8l,fat,on.B for tn department
of livestock and special analyses and in
veHtigations have been mndo for state in
stitutions. It is greatly to the credit of
the chemist that his analyses and reports
have been bo accurate and unlformallv
dependable that tho state's legal eases
have never been subjected to failure or
criticism so far as his findings arc con
cerned. Much of tho chemist's time Is
occupied in serving tho state as an cx
r$rL V1.1'10.53 Jn Prosecutions arising for
tu viola tlon of our food laws. As a
member of the dairy and food bureau
ntnl8t, J"V rendered valuable expert
asi-Ifibance In 'proving the character of
the food jsuppAvor tho state.
Aside ffntnBirnlshlng a synopsis of
the iinaivfCar WridinKS. conclusions and
oSfifii. iS-5fi?rlof the chemist contains
. P.rtJ; t c?;&" "ji01"'-' In general on the
tlt'u .'2 l. JllFKtMM question. These es
a. arc a matter of education
?L?'!friubJectB ait milk, cream,
Ih.T flnt srarlne' ba1:iTr0wder,
teiVhU-K canncd r1ood P'cts .
&P?r iWEEw'nK extracts, ar.d
other Of fflpteW .Vi the pop1 c
With th;trofv ehtfic Investiga
tions. MMun tremery "lin
pori'-onj, tooA Bmlp a.
The-' rPproiMKon Vronuh:ct! for the
I utatP chfemliyrrlm; Je nBQlngblgj
State Insurance Commissioner
The total roceipts in the insurance de
partment of the stato during tho years
1911 and 1012 was $1'26,074, which shows
a material Increase over tho preceding
biennial period and a revenue consider
ably in excess of tho estimated income
of tho department. Tho appropriation
for tho department for tho blennlum was
Thoro appears to bo general satisfac
tion In the operation of our Insurance
code, and the wisdom of creating tho In
surance department bus been amply at
tested ln tho growth of the same under
tho plan adopted. It. will be found nec
essary from time to tlmo to provide
amendments to tho codo to meet condi
tions whloh arlso In the detail of this
rapidly growing business and the com
missioner can present to your various
committees facts regarding proposed leg
islation. Under tho law enacted by tho last. leg
islature compelling lire Insurance com
panies to pay 1 per cent of the premiums
collected in certain cities as a fund for
tho relief of disabled firemen, and de
pendants of llremcn mooting death in
the lino of duty, contests have been filed
by c&riain companies affactcd. Compa
nies which did not Join In tho suit paid
the lax and the total amount. $1707. 25.
IB now held awaiting tho outcome of tho
To meet the needs of the Insurance
department during the ensuing blennlum
the commissioner estimates the follow
ing appropriations will bo required:
Salaries of deputy and clerk 5 1, 000
contingent expenses s.000
Total $12,000
State Engineer.
-iiJ18 e!Svtl1 Nennlal report the state
engineer calls attention to the apparent
&nurS ofi. the k-sislativo enactment of
i.,,d ectI,is slat0 cnglneer-to moke
nn6 h,Ul eathCr faClS for lhO KUld-
i,i!fntl,c v,?ur,' R.ml Intended to fa
cilitate the adjudication of water rights.
the 5xP.0ndlturc of a largo amount
of money during a period covering about
n no years, the data gathered by the en
gineer regarding the Weber river has
" Ln utilized in pushing a dctcrml
?h ,"f n atc,r r)s,,lts though the courts,
hlWr"? da,a lmVc lons been ln the
2,5 tho court. This Is a serious
condition and unless somo prompt and
ercectlve measures are adopted whereby
W mnd0 of this valuable data,
the state stands to-lose a large sum of
money .expended In gathering tho infor
mation, and the people are apparently
",,"car,e,r an adjudication of their water
liS? 1 AhanJ th9 were hefore the law
dopted. The data gathered will
soon bo too old to be useful.
si.rv J l?r ",eannie. . tbo hydrographlc
EJ? the Logan river has been com
Sfeit3 if?1! placea in the hands of the
First district court, while the field work
hv( PraCV?a!Iy an orildc work for The
hydrographlc survey of the VIrcin river
LSompLelcd.cV,d the Information gatli-
teMH-f S,U,;Ve?',can 1jo submit
ted to the Fifth judical court within a
uercem?li!hS Tl,c Sta cnoer stronglv
urges the creation of a board of control
empowered with author! tv to adjudic-aTc
water rights, tho flndlnps of this board
beinff subject to appeal to the court" He
of tl?7roMff a thorough Investigation
?Li 1pOIR?raMon of h0 judication fea
Trill snhmf ,ee?on,.board of control and
?l if t hIs n"dlngs to your commit
tee at the opportune time.
iiie state engineer calls attention to
and r;ontnC,?oni11V0n7W,,!el1 has developed
sltSaHm, ?fu to develop In the water
situation in the Duchesne basin. Eaoh
Stinn ddMt,onal, Iands b,,ofrht 111 der nl
du.Pn110111 comP'oted canals aro
i rawing on the flow of the various
streams with the result that enrlv water
?PEPr,,at0s' ,n.rne Io"' Periods Jof -SifnK-f8
Pr!JctIcay deprived of water
sufne ent to Irrigate their growing crops.
It is incumbent that somo slops he
WChHhJ?eb? ,,Tll?ailon companies which
c dtivnK1 are,,r tracls of lnd under
)J ,ot lal: the necessary means to
provide storage so that the early sct-
RI;5mT0nifJ who.m 3,0 'hose who have
secured Indian allotments, may be as-
tcr lhCh 3'USt PrP0I'Li011 C the wa
I concur In the recommendation of the
state engineer that hereafter the con
struction of bridges authorised by the
legislature bo placed under tho direc
tion or the state road commission with
.provision that plans and contracts for
$ho construction of state bridges be
passed upon by the commission and that
tho work be prosecuted under general
supervision of the state road comuiis-
In tho engineer's recommendation that
an appropriation be made by tho legis
lature to secure the co-operation of tho
United States geological survey In ob
taining complete information on tho wa
ter resources of the state. T heartily con
cur and trusi that th0 legislature will
".f0 m.ako a sufficiently largo ap
propriation to secure tho continued and
more extended co-operation of tho gov
ernment during the ensuing two years.
As pointed out bv the engineer It Is
n?nd ibu7inesJB r0l,cy for tho state to
a iLItsclr.of -,1"0 opportunity afforded
?3nSUr0r ths dat,a at an expense prac
tically of o0 cents on tho dollarthe
government under the plan agreeing to
duplicate appropriations made bv tho
state Tho co-opcratlon afforded during
tho past tv.-o years has been of great
benefit to the state, especially in t'h
Investigations conducted on the Sevier
In connection with tho state engineer
ing department I desire to invito ihe at
tention of the legislature to tho eco
nomic advantage of building Iho Pluto
reservoir to Us maximum capacity and
extending the canal system as far as
may bo required to obtain the lands upon
which to uso all of the water s0 made
available by storace, and suggest an in
vestigation of this matter bv proper
During the past biennial period threo
bridges have been constructed bv the
state, ono,over the Sevier river at Marvs
vaie, 'one over the San Juan river "at
toe Narrows and ln San .Tuan countv.
and one over the Grand river near Moab.
In 19L1 and 1012. 12S9 applications for
water have been filed with the engineer
ing department, producing a revenue of
approximately $27,000.
Tho cost to the state, exclusive of the
platr of tho stato engineer, has been
Estimated appropriations required for
the years 1013 and 10H:
Salary of engineer $ i;,000
Contingent expenses :;,100
Irrigation contingent expenses.... S5.000
surveys of public institutions 500
Co-operation with United States
geological survey 20.000
Total .... : -$G 1,000
Fish anrj Game Department.
Receipts to the fish and game depart
ment from the sale of licenses during tho
past two years amount to $70,000. exceed
ing the receipts of n'ny previous biennial
period since the adoption of the license
I law. In corinectlon with the salo of
licenses the commissioner recommends
that all persons appointed to handle llsh
and gamo licenses for the department be
remiircd to furnish bond. -That the fish
and gaimo fund should enjoy the entire
proceeds of the sale of licenses has ap
pealed ;to me as not quite proper, but
reasonably possible. In the larger cities
of the fitate, especially, those Arms which
are permitted to sell licenses are really
greatly benefited through handling them
to such; an extent, Indeed, that tho priv
ilege Is quite deserving a bond. In tho
rsmallcrfand Scattered districts however,
the advantages to the person who handles
them are minimized. But a plan might
easily 100 worked out whorcbv doputv
game .-q-'ardena and-members of tho Fish
iilA :Clunc Protective association could
Th vUch en,es -that
thErf'esUon has recently been made
be Dlact$ supervision of the bounty law
ment under the fish and pamctfenart-.
o inveaLT'e 1 have not 7uidr.hlt)me
""ISjfgdvthls matter thor$,7dh.b;e
uJkkI appeals strongly a,nd t-bejfcvo
K3Bt-"v' careful coneidcraMonl -r-TW-.
wUSSMmf attention to tile coqTon:of jlc
K-tjtiwlltor TjigxtrdPj?' t5l5 ai).4tfon
WiSHfity law.YoiTWll moteUhat cerV
VIH't'roadybn'fllAycV'bounYi' on an-I
UHiW dnrfajr .liHgwlic; pc1fcaU(?
exhaust the appropriations which you
will make at tho present, session.
The state hatcheries at Murray, Sprlng
villc and Pangultch have been operated
with success during the past two years.
The national bureau of fisheries has co
operated with the departrnont ln furnish
ing llsh, and many successful plants have
been made. It Is generally conceded that
llsh aro becoming moro abundant while
, big game Is unquestionably Increasing.
Ono hundred and twenty Hungarian
partridges .were Imported into the state
and distributed .In the year of 1012 to.
Cache, Salt I,ake, Sevier. Tooele. Wash
ington and Wobor counties;. The commis
sioner's recommendation thatv.t.hcro bo
a large game reserve for big ea'ine Is an
excellent one.
Ten head of elk secured from Wyo
ming through the co-operation of tho bio
logical survey, have been doing well in
tho southern part of the state and the
prospects are that an additional shipment
' will shortly bo received by tho state.
Under authority of the legislature a
handsome fish and game building , has
been erected at the slate fair, and sub
stantial Improvements have been made
at the various stato hatcheries.
I am strongly in favor of the protection
of tho insectivorous and song birds oftthe
state and am pleased to-note that tho lish
and guhio department plans co-operallon
with the recently organised Audubon -society.
I respect (ully suggest an amend
ment to our present Arbor day law. pro
viding for the annual celebration of a
dny to bo known as Arbor and Bird day.
associating with the beautiful ceremonies
of troo planting lessons ln preservation
and protection of the birds of tho stale.
State Coal' Mine Inspector.
During the fiscal year ended November
.10. 1912, there was a larger coal output
and coke production than in any other
ono year lu tho history of the state. The
coal production for 1012 was 3.SS0.3&G
tons, while IR.l.OOO tons of coke were
produced, representing Increases of 2.1.-IG
and 03.50 per cent, respectively. Tho
hydro-carbon output decreased '1100
tons. The great demand for Utah coke
is given as the chief reason for the large
increase In coal production. Six hundred
and three thousand four hundred forty
six tons of coal wcro used during the
past year in the manufacture of coke.
Three now coal properties .have been
added to tho list of shippers during the
last yoar and anbther property will be
shipping coal by February 1. The report
of the slate coal mine Inspector Is com
plete in detailed Information regarding
the operation of coal and hydro-carbon
mines and coke plants In the state and
contains full data and comparative sta
tistics on those industries.
Several valuable papers on the hydro
carbon and coal deposits of tho slate are
incorporated in the report of tho Inspec
tor. The increased number of producing coal
mlncp in the state has made It Impera
tive to aid the inspector In his work by
the employment of a deputy, and even
with this additional assistance some of
the mines In Iron and Uintah counties
have not been visited.
Horticultural Commissioner.
Those of you who are interested In the
fruit growing Industry will And pleasure
and profit in perusing the report of the
state horticultural inspector. This ro
pbri, with its fund of Information on the
horticultural activities of the state. Its
Interesting data and its valuable hints
to those engaged in growing, canning
and marketing fruit, is; a mos valuable
The commission organized pursuant to
an act of the last legislature has labored
among tho fruit growers of the slate
more with the desire of educating them
to the advantages of compliance with the
laws and regulations governing tho in
dustry than to enforcing by arbitrary or
legal action a strict compliance with the
With '13.C60 acres of land In the state
devoted to horticulture and but 30 per
cent of the acreage thus planted bearing
fruit, the suggestions of the commission
regarding Ihc necessity of organization
for marketing the enormous fruit crops
that will shortly be hnrvested ln the
slate is very pertinent. It is pleasing to
note that the laws prohibiting tho mar
keting of worm and scale-i:ifcsled fruit
Is automatically enforcing the regula
tions .regarding tho spraying and pruning
of trees
During the past two years the state
horticultural inspector has supervised the
successful exhibit of Utah fruits at two
Omaha, two Los Angeles and ono New
iYork land show, as well as at the Na
tional Irrigation congress held at Salt
Lake City.
Aside from the 'vigorous campaign of
education which has been conducted, the
slate horticultural commission has been
vigilant in rigid Inspection of nursery
stocks both domestic and imported.
National Guard.
You will bo pleased with Utah's na
tional guard organisation after reading
the report of the adjutant general, giv
ing detailed account of its activities and
development during the past two years,
together with the comment of army of
ficers who have been detailed to inspect
the organization. Tho action of the last
legislature in providing for a .small pay
ment to officers and members of tho
guard has had the desired effect of stim
ulating interest In drills, with tho result
that a remarkable efficiency has been
manifested by the guard In Its participa
tion 'With tho regular army in maneu
vers an efllcloncy that has attracted
tho favorable comment of tho war de
partment. Under tho provisions of tho Dix bill.
In ordpt that tho Utah stiarji may con
tinue to participate lu the government
appropriations for thn aid of the organ
ized militia, It will bo necessary at an
early date to increase tho minimum
.strength of tho local organizations about
one-third of its present membership.
This increase comes under the require
ments of membership, based on the
slate's congressional representation.
There has -been an earnest effort on
the part of the adjutant general to liop
ularlze guard duty by maintaining a high
standard ot" enlistments. , The instruction
in military matters has been thorough
and tho oncampments, rlfic competitions,
and maneuvers participated In bv the
men have in great measure compensated
them for their . labors with, the guard.
In view of the fact that flic member
ship of the. guard will be increased in
the near future, an appropriation slightlv
in excess of that provided in 1011 wiil
be required for tho ensuing blennlum.
No curtailment of the small allowance
for officers and men should bo made.
The adjutant general says that under
tho allowance the membership has be
come substantial and dependable to a
I gratifying extent
Authority was granted the -armors-board
to borrow the sum of $85,000 fort
tho purpose of erecting an armorv on
tho capltol grounds. Pending the "final
avrangemonts for the capltol building,
the erection of an armory has not been
undertaken by tho board.
The following is an estimate of main
tenance fund3 required by the -national
guard for tho years 1913 and 2011:
Salary adjutant general aud( as
sistant 4,200
Rental of armories 20,d00
Maintaining armories S.fiiiO
Holding two opcampmcnta lv,000
Insurance, etc .' 3,700
Quartermaster's department l.fiOO
Participation In public functions.. l.fiOO
Maintenance of organizations . i".i20
Pay of officers and men 32,700
Total ; ..SD3.3S0
State Livestock Inspector,
Provision should bo mado .for continued
co-operation with tho 'government in con
ducting tuberculin tests. It is Impera
tive also, tha$ so long ns tho stata is
.making efforts: to stamp out this dis
ease, lawB should bo passed : to abso
lutely prevent ' shipment- of tuberculous
cattle into the etatvt. There have been
tested by tho stale 1 In conjunction with
the United Stales Hurcati of animal in-
dTVftry, r,rom December, 1000, to July 1,
V)V1. $J(27 heag" ottfctock. .
JTroihA altr' indentions tuberculosis
amortif 'Jjc.-d$'fyittle of tho state ft
on Neorecwpt tije percentc of Ijie
di8eaee.yxjj5;lfetrJnHpal a:f(ry "flendw
tested hi 1900. being 9.4 afid ih 1Q1C, 2A.
General conditions throughout tlfo state
in the livestock Industry havo been good,
except- In the lnereasb of bog cholera.
If possible tho state should mako somo
arrangements whereby hog vaccine ma
terials can be supplied at a nominal cost
to breeders.
Commissioner of Immigra
tion, Labor and Statistics.
Excellent results have bocn attained
by tho bureau of Immigration labor and
statistics, both In gathering and dlsuoinl
natlng Information afid 'data regarding
Utah. It has been a departrnont upon
which all the people of the state could
call for accurate information and lias
proven ono of tho potent factors ln at
tracting the attention of .people ln all
parts of the United State.1? to the stato
of Utah. The report of tile, commission
er will he submitted during tho session.
As you wlir appreciate, it la impossible
to sccuro and tabulate" tho statistical
data required In this report until after
tho closo of the year.
No curtailment should be matle In the
allowances to this bureau; If anv change
Is mado .It should be In the way or in--creaed
appropriations, b that the ac
tlvltlfis br the bureau may bo extended.
State Board of Health.
The statistics furnished by the state
boarof health in connection with its
operations are extremely interesting.
From the9e figures, which are absolute
ly reliable, it will bo observed that Utah
has the lowest death .rate uf any" state
In the union, while the" birth rate ex
ceeds that of any other Gtate bv 2fi per
cent, and Garfield comity Is the" banner
county of Utah. The statistics also dis
close that Utah has .the highest death
rate, frjom old age.
Special efforts havo been put forth by
the board of health .during tho past two
years in the matter of sanitary Inspec
tions and the result of the vigorous cam
paign waged aro notlccablo in tho sub
stantial decreaso of typhoid fever cases.
This campaign has been conducted
through circulars, bulletins and public
octures and the secretary of the board
has visited many localities and delivered
lectures, illustrated 'with stercoptican
'Uds A,L. th.e l!ate 'fall's ot 39u ancl
1P12 public health exhibits. Including
moving pictures, chart's, models, etc., U&s
been provided by thciboard. and ln 1911
a public health exhibit Was made In con
nection with tho demonstration car of
tho extension department of the agricul
tural college.
Miscellaneous State Boards
and Conimissions.
There- arc various stale boards and
commissions whoso activities cannot be
outlined without materially extending this
message. . All of these boards have filed
their roports pursuant to law, with brief
mention of those boards I will proceed to
the discussion of the general subjects to
which I desire to jonll your attention,
.several ol the boards represent that
there ha3 been difficulty in securing
prosecution under tho law. If additional
ass slants are given to the attorney gen
eral considerably more attention can bo
given the boards in their efforts to secure
conviction ugainst violators.
iho dentin board, offers the suggestion
hnori e,t.e',(Jcd nwcra lio granted tho
board for the purpose of conducting sani
mm!7 .nV'tlons of all dental Gfflces.'
.T,,.,J.wai;d aH (1Hnr"-' the past year In
augurated tho plan of conducting tluj
nnn Lc L7.r.,c ln, conncUcm with exam
""t'ons at the state prison.
The state board, of pharmacv. recom
mends an .amendment to tho narcotic law
so that prosecution may b0 had against
all persons havlnc in their possession
cocaine or morphine, and a further
rtJjMvTn 'k ii; ''HnthtJ.Llnorant.yoii-.
dors shall be required to scourcra-llccnse
This .board has dfvldcd the itate Into
districts, the various members conduct
ing regular Inspections of all drug stores
the commission on uniformity of laws
will submit to the legislature certain
proposed .measures which havo secured
the approval of the national organiza
tion. From tho report of th0 slate library'
commission it will bo observed that the
law library has been increased by 47S
volumes during tho last two years, 'mak
ing a total of approximately 15,000 vol
umes now In tho library.
I recommend ,r continuation of the ap
propriation for the state conservation
commission, feeling sure that the- work
wh ch this commission is accomplishing
will bo of inestimable value to the state.
From tho report of the juvenile court
commission it will be observed that dur
ing the years JOil and 1012, SS16 rases
wero handled. Tho operation of our luvc
nilc court system has. been successful to
a marked degree and evidences of the
good vhlch It is accomplishing aro to be,
found on every hand. The juvenile court
commission, of which I am a nie.mbe.i-;
estimates that an appropriation of $ri0,
00O should be made to conduct the juve
nile courts during., tho ensuing biennial
The report .of tho stato board, of shtJop
commissioners indicates that the inspec
tion work which Is being done, by the
state in conjunction with the federal
government Is resulling in a vast amount
of good. General conditions in tho sheep
Industry are reported satisfactory. Tho
recommendations bf this board may bo
found in its ropurl.
Ten thousand dollars was appropriated
by tho legislature of 1911 for tho pur
pose of procuring a silver service' for
the battleship Utah.
For tho purpose of securing this silver
service the govcrnof- appointed a. com
mittee, which commltloo decided to. per
mit rjie school children of the. slato to
contribute toward ( purchase of the
service. Handsomely engraved certifi
cates of contribution were Issued and
distributed to H0.000 school children, who
contributed, toward the servico the sum
of 52277.-I2. The silver servico was pre
sented to 'tho battleship November G,
Expositions and Celebrations.
There will bo hold at San Francisco,
Cal In 1915 an international pxposltiop
in celebration of the completion of lqe
Panma canal and at thq same tlhic there
will bo held at Sim Diego tho .Panama
California exposition.
It haa been my pleasure to accept on
, behalf of the state of Utah a deed to a
site for the Utah building at the San
Francisco exposition, and while no selec
tion has been mado of a site at the San
Diego exposition, represents lives of the
same have been In direct communication
witli various- organizatfo-ns of this state.
Utah, of course, must participate In
these great expositions, and in view of 1
the fact that they will bo held in 1915 It
will be necessary for the present legis
lature to make provision for such partici
pation as the state may take In them,
In the way of erection of buildings, at tho
present session. I believe that ln -planning
for these expositions, duo consid
eration should bo given to the fact that
many of those who will' cross th conti
nent to .c.ttend these fairs, will pass
through tho state of Utah, and for that
reason it has appealed to mo that plans
should be mado whereby the stale fair
facilities, could be utilized during the
year 1915 with tho particular object In
vlef- of affording the visitor? opportunlty
toTispect, under the most favorable con
ditions, tho products of our state.
TTle fiftieth anniversary of the battle of
Gettysburg will be celebrated in 1913.
Thonatlonal government has made an
npprohrlatlon to assist In tho nropor cole
bratior). of this event and the state nf
PennpyVania has made a lanro appropria
tion fort the entertainment of war vet
erans. On invitation of the officials of
Ibis ceMbratlon T appointed a representa
tive of this state, who has. without ex
pense tto the state, visited tho headquar
ters offtho committee i" charge of the
celeTuraUlon. The war veterans will doubt
less "hfrtke -request oC. tho WgfsUiture for
an appropriation for somo participation
In this- celebration and I iivo that in sq
far as the funds of Ihc state willVpcrmlt.
an apr roprtation be mde for Ws pt r
POHO. ) 1 w
Inve stment of Redgttjony
r .l(Wy uVcat mmk' I
sion for tho investment, of fho rt-demptfon
funds of the state str that' they may' bo
earning interest while helG far tile 'ob
ject for which, tbey wero jtt ttsfde. t
Indian War Veterans'
It Is my understanding ,t"iat tboift will
bo presented during the pfesonti session
a bill providing fdr furthir recognition
by tho -state of those' wlfa served ( Utah
during tho early Indian 'expeditions; I
3ay further' recognlzt thesi1 veterailn be
cause the state has already taken , the
steps necessary to cstablhn a rccprd of
tho services rendered by ttyru, ln the. hope
that suoh record would p'oto the? way for
tho granting of ponslous-ly thn 'national
government. It appears, however; that
the Indian war A'eteransVhuvo. thils. far
failed to get their elalmsjleforo congress
ln such Bhapo- an to" secuti the penilons.
It Is my opinion t,hat recognition ',or the
services of these, men, 'K the" srate ot
Utah, throuah the granthg of pensiohs
will add strength to thelralalms with tho
national government, aul b tho meailtlmq.
stato pensions will prov 1 filtjnfc tribute
from Utah to those mft who rendered
such valiant service to" faah In thej:t&.rly
period of its settlement. . .
Capitol Commission?'
In view or the fact ..hat .the- c&pitol
commission will report directly to yofr re
carding its activities 1 3h tho worj of
providing a capltol buildup. I will 'mere
ly state that the cpmilreion has hfndo'
excolIn( hcadivav livthiji.ircat taslt-Jtmt
the clmtrac't for the. Ijiillllng has buen
awarded, and that then; appears to' h no
good reason why .tho'Mevinth legislatm-o
of tho slate of Utah, 'Jioifvonlng in Jan
uary. lOli", Fhould notjnWet. in I he" .Vial
state, capltol building. -j
Wrifr. .
Thinking you will- l iiterested ltaJun
inventory, and appraUenbnt of thoih-'
stitutlona'l property. o( tie state. I ?have
appended to this, measore a table., ffum
which you will learn that Utah has1 niadc
to show for thoi lneltu(onal appropria
tions that aro made iron sespion to. ses
sion. ' i' , 1 v
. Conclusion. -
The work ln all depajlnieuts of -slate
haa increased to, a rnirkul degree in the
past four years. In Sf,bift'departm6uts the
volume of business trinsictcd during that;
period equals tho tbtar transactions of
the preceding; thlrU-in years. The .'in
creased business 33 Xlireutly traceable to
the constructive wort that has been un
dertaken, particular; In road building:
to the activities of; the state board , br
land commissioners, in tho development
of atato reservoir anl hrlgatton projects;
to policies r.eecntlyf adopted In extend
ing the scope of tlit Held for Investment
of 'the public land ''uniis; to the rapid,
growth of private find corporate Inter
ests, coming under ho supervision of the
ta,te: and to thef general development
fhat has been chaiijcterlslic of the state
during that time, ill of those aetlvjllek
have been reflected, in an increased voM
time of business i; the various depart
ments, with increawd demandsfor clei
leal assistance anjj office equipment to:
meet the requirements. It Is incumbent'.,
therefore,, that yolr departmoutal, lns'll-l
tutloual and othcrtiommlttces be at wdi'ir
early In their lnvrntlaatlons of thenAfif"
of all state deparments and slate Insll
tutlons., BsppclaVr do I urge the JbaHlv
organization of yjur appropriation ?on;i'- (
mlttecs to the eu, that a most thorough
Inquiry into tho 'revenue possibilities bfl
the next two yeirs be made, and that'l
wncn the pruning process comes,' as K1
surely must, the qirtallment of appropri-i
atlons will be mijdc where It can -best be I
accomplished without seriously handle; p-'
ping the "efllclenj discharge of tho dul e.?
imposed by stattte. '
I have purposfly refrained in .practlt'.il
ly aJI instances!; mating specifier ryco n-.
mendn lions regarding appnopHatldns.'
prercrrt nygrflr sp m 1 5Mrr"b rt ertntftdlu efe"
tacts: eon'qerijflne ' the state as tbfiSfc fncLS'
are .shown In tl 1 respective reports sub
mitting with th revlcwof each depart
ment and Instl ution a summary of the
estimated needs.
In porformlngj the tasks thnt lie before
vou, you havej'my sincere best wishes
and I am glad) to pledge my loyal sun-,
jiort and hearts oo-operation to the end
that this, tho tfenlh session of the leg".
latnre of the s'ate of Utah, mav be the
host the slato ihas ever-bad.
ippfcndix. ' . v
t Governor's njossagc, January, II. 1313..
presenting- Inventory and appraisement
or property ofsta'c Irratitutlojis. (
.1' Uni-rbi-sity of: Utah. '
Ground improvements (exclusive t
of value of-IDJ-acre campus)... .$ 3I,o06
Buildings .(Inclusive of central : ' '
building' now under construe- . 1
Hon) f : GSSjioU
Furniture ...ft.... SI'SOO
Apparatus1,".. I ..! 12t;DH0.'
Supplies' if. ... v..i.; ,C.r(0o
Mbrary L . ...':'. ".o;0Q0
Collections .f 10,;5-MJi
Livestock. c"tc. 90pr,
Total ... jr..., .?926,i 10 j
Branch Normal School. J
Campus. 27 '0'crc ';....".$ t
improvcmcntB 3,'OQO,'.
Buildings .J ..1 t'O.bOO'-t
Library ..;4....,L i.l.vy
Furniture -. .. .').S00:
Apparatus ;. , J0.20Q'
Collect lona V.. ! SU.onth
Livestock .. 200'
Total ......; .J122J1S0,
'"' ' Agricultural College. I
121 acres 23.200,00
Buildings and fixed equipment. 47:5,700.00:
rSeneral equipment 1.10,1 20. J-Jl'i
Experiment station 21,007:3;v
Arid' farm!, buildings ami : ' ' ."n
cqulpmcng -'USOO-flpj
Farmers institute equipment. . 1, Ml.; 33
Southern Utah experiment
farm buildings and equlp-
pient S.177.00
Pangultch -farm, equipment... J,0fi:!.10
Power Plant 60,000. 0Q
Total S722;G00.63
V 4
Utah, School for thTB
102 aqrefrtof land -wTi?
Buildlnsfc . Uh 1mmzg&-
Keating Slant' , riM&&
College-, 1 fc, ii3Mg-Sb;
Groenhouijcjj . m"m ',"rKfi
Lfvet'peJd f. fiKkiM
Libraries. tfKfff?
Land il'lSSp
Bakery !5H,';;.V 'irf tHg
r ??lTS ,vqatlh'c plAnV. vafMW
lfesy"' .jm
P.rlsp.vftra V. "
Livestock ?L- . J ,''''mWk
Sliopf inacUhitry V.'.V AJBV
Six ' tot" '2,lnol,y Uv.-iilp j
ir?innhouBc. V " X VT'fe
Convict en&m oqulpmept ' 11 MmK
vatfir stKjc f''
Ti jJsWfe Mental HoanItfe
rBulldinWv'i.l ; . , jjk. z
.Lauds' andsfences ...... . mW?:'
FurhltuVC fixture, etc. . . V. 'ffimWZ
Office" .furniture; ...r.. tmM&
SuppireJs oil1: hand . . ' ' y!mm2&
Cows, calves, poultry': ' wm
"ATagous, i rrWcmYntV, .Vic.. V JmWf
ShedB. barns'. ' etc! !".!" Y' " ' -'fe-
Gridstandftaoo tracrt'andbliik
Wter' maVribV'fiowiV
JUaccllaneoj T"3?Rp
"1 Fish- iul Game Dev&TtmB
, rights., .plUni, dwelling aitiLKt
s property: , fimmF
Hatchfcry Kn. - Springvllje.rt
jtiatchcry yj. 2. Pangultch. ..;
Hatchery .lyoj, t. Flsii .Lake, vijfe:
ccupitulatipn of State BfoDcrBs
. sessibir of Stata InStitDK
University0 W Utaji ...SfWrnW
Branch .Ncw&nal JrVhool..;.,. tfmWeir
Atrrlculturftiljcollege vmmy.
Utah fschooljjfor tho Deaf,1 and rk -
1 .Blind-. J ij1. ...7aBK
Slate .Indaflrial. school. sr
.State prlsotV". :...?.,. IWe-
jSlate ineiitd) hospital. . .LHf
'State fair ..-ri
iFlsh. and FjW"0 department.
JTJSTRIG31T COAI, all kft--
Ktilly -Fcrcbilfed. Allian'o.Coal :
iM'ain street; J Phono Was. ,r4i4K'
( f U4ortlitwiatt ;
SeirVlf G2rT5oston ISSSSK-
. 'Advcrliscmci' S-
r -IfseVifUticura
and Pintmerif'
. vB'abfs TenderS'fcH
!: A'f.utct)Jffe'm difigitrcmcnLanlj'H
j irjc often. ipiU rgm (he neglcH
infencyrllcbilhoocJ, of 'sim'n(CH
nfIccliohS;."n tb prcvrn.tjon ami lH
i jnofjon bl'Jp.cwunent jcin' $nd 'H
' hcA Cu'Tjqu .Soap and'CutlB
I Oirltmciiti 4icaIjiolu(cTy UDrivaH
AtthoucWCiffiquSoap And'Olntracfit arH
t t!irofigho)iu'i.tlie;Ti' ajllbcral shir!ft' ot mmW
..$Daipi;S(IGqjA Ulcua." Dept. IltVBviflH
Vc take pleasure in amlouneing' to I'lfeji'flic elpt1- ; Em
l-iofi oi: three new .mcnibors oC our BqnliDirectoi's 'Bffi
i .)., "r. J. H'allovaii, ol: tbd JETalloran-Ji'g'gp,J& Trait Kj
Company ;George .B. McitjII, of jMoi'risoiiiU.fc& Co.. , Wm
. .'luribcr merchants, fand PsuT Quealy,,iKnniei,cr JR1
Company aiiflv others,-'a, leading. opdtoTrernfor. iliK
t . ,4-f W&m
J; AV. .W. Armstrong. f: , aV. . J". jHjj w
. i John. S. Bransforcl- Laitijtktt - WL
j John.Dern ' ,) BavidKfr: r" j W
;f Sherman aigo J&rPr mL
James. Parrell v f k Geo; 'Mk'. ' 91
f " Geo; 33. Guun : I' ' F. tfilW jJK

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