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14 . THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4, 1913. '1
IMEIM OF WOMEN
COISTO H CLOSE
Relief Society Conference
Concludes Its Deliberations
at Assembly Hall.
SENATOR SMOOT TALKS
Says Loyalty to Church Has
Not Interfered With Loyal
ty to Country.
President Joseph J. Smith, United
States Senator Ticed Smoot and Misa
Gertrude MeOhcyno of the Utah Agri
cultural college made addresses at yes
terday morning's meeting of the Wom
en's Relief society conference, held in
Assombly hall, with a big attendance
of delegates from all stakes in the
Mormon church, and with Mrs, Emme
Jinc B. Wells presiding.
Included in the musical programme,
which was under the direction of Mrs.
Lizzie Thomas Edward, was a vocal
solo bv President M. J. Ballard of the
northwestern states mission, who sang
"I Know That Mv "Redeemer Liveth,"
and "The Angel's Serenade" by Mrs.
Edward, with violin obligate by Pro
fessor Georgo Skolton.
President .Joseph F. Smith spoke on
ihc duties of members of the Belief
Ihooietics, describing the sisters as go
ing like' angels into the homes of the
needy. "One of the principal objects
of this organization is to consider
carefully and at all times first the
needs of the Latter-day Saints, and
secondly, the strangers within our
gates, he said.
Senator Smoot Talks.
Heed Smoot, United States senator,
discussed the value of a knowledge cf
the existence of Jesus Christ, the re
deemer. ' Loyalty to the church,"
said Senator Smoot, ''never prevented
mo from being loval to our country. It
has helped me to be loyal to this na
tion and to live the principles of this
great government of ours. I have nevr
lost anything in friendship or other
wise by living the principles of the
Dr Leslie W. Snow, at tho afternoon
meeting, treated the subject of the
alue of good eyesight as an aid in ac
complishing things and achieving dis
tinction in the various spheres of life's
activities. Me deplored the prevailing
prejudice against eye-glasses, which
was altogether without roason, he said.
He gave directions concerning the
proper use of lights and shades and pre
sented instructions for the prevention
and cure of ordinary optic diseases.
lJ is advice was that children bo not re
quired to read small print or girls al
lowed to strain their eyes at too fine
Music Is Enjoyed.
Professors J. J. McCJlellan and Wil
lard Wcihc rendered the ' 'Traumerei "
and the "Cradle Song," and were re
warded with a rising vote of thanks.
Miss Uerlrude MeCheyiie, who was
interrupted in the course of her morn
ing talk by the arrival of President
Smith and Senator Smoot, continued
her address on "The Girl's Lunch
Basket." Cleanliness, neatness and del
icacy, together with appropriate selec
tion of food materials tor the luncheon,
were chief items to be observed by tho
girl. Miss MeChc3'ne said that the
most practical lesson she ever had was
when her mother had advised her on
these points, and then told her to put
up her own lunches, refusing to take
any physical part, but contenting her
self with giving advice only. This
method, the sneaker thought, was most
effective in bringing about ability- to
properly equip the girl's lunch basket.
Home for Women Theme.
Miss Edna Corav rendered an organ
solo, and this was followed by a de
scription of the operations of the
homo for women wage earners estab
lished by I'Jnsign stake Y. L. M. I. A.,
which w:is given by Miss Maud May
Babcock. She said that in this work
much oncouragcmcnt had been - given
by officials ot the Ensign stake and
by Prcsidont Joseph P. Smith.
Mrs. Emmeline B. Wells gave the
closing address, congratulating the del
egates upon the extraordinary charac
ter of the conference and advising them
to carry home with them and impart
to others the instructions received.
I ANNEXATION MATTER
HELD IN ABEYANCE
Residents of Section in Southern Por-j
tion of the City Decide to With
By a unanimous unofficial vote of
the residents of that district lying
Houth of Tenth South as far as Twelfth
South and east of the Jordan river and
as far as State Btreet on Third East,
it. was decided last night at a meeting
in the Burton district school that appli
cation for annexation of the district to
Salt Lake City should not yet be made
to the city officials.
The school building was filled to over
flowing and the many matters iii fa
vor of and against the proposition were
put before the assemblage. A large ma
jority felt that the residents of the
community were not ready at the pres
ent timo for the annexation, owing -.to
tho fact that in all probability certain
improvements could not be given to-tho'
district for some time and that tho res
idents themselves wonld have to under
go taxation from the beginning.
JEWISH NEW YEAR
Yesterday was "Rosh Haglioria." or Uie
Jewish New Year day, and appropriate
services In celebration were held by con
gregations of botli the orthodox and re
formed Jpws of tho city. Last night spe
cial services were held at Temple B'nal
Israel, the reform church. At the ortho
dox church, Congregation Monteflore,
services were held yesterdav morning
Done Is Invited.
Wlllard Done, state insurance commls
sloncr. yesterday received an Invitation
from Charles G. ReveUe, superintendent
of the Missouri Insurance department, to
attend the convention of the United State
:'d( Itoada association, which will be
held in St. LouIh November 10 to lf. The
principal business to be taken un ia a
move to secure federal aid In coristruc-
tion f good roads.
L. D. S. Boys Winners
s ae at &
Girls Recount Ballots
KENNETH BENNION and Miss Augusta Ivins, who were
yesterday elected president and vice president, respec
tively, of the senior class at the L. D. S. university.
i . . . .
Salt Lake Carpenter Meets
Death Near Brighton, When
Caug-ht under the hea"3' load of a
provision wagon as it capsized, on
Scott's hill, five miles above Brighton,
in Big Cottonwood canyon, yesterday
aftornoon, Eandolph Murphy, a carpen
ter, 50 years of ago, of Salt Lake City,
met instant leath. The body was
shortly after taken from beneath the
wagon by companions.
Murphy was one of a party of six
who loft Park City yesterday morning
to work on the Salt Lake reservoir
project at Mary's lake. Two wagons
carried the men and. oquipment. On
the wagon that capsized were Murphy.
Gus Sweatfiekl, who was driving, ana
Word of the accident was telephoned
to Sheriff Andrew Smith, Jr., from
Brighton and last nixrht at 6 o'clock an
automobile carrying Deputy Sheriffs P.
Ellis, Sanford Hedges and ft. L. Ed
dington and Assistant County Physi
cian W. Is Pugh started for the place
of the accident. Above Brighton they,
were forced to walk. They found that
tho body of Murphy had. beon taken
to Park City. Collecting what informa
tion they could concerning the accident,
they returned to Salt Lake, arriving
here at 32 o'clock last night. Accord
ing to Deputy Sheriff Ellis, the wagon
that capsized took a new road and the
tip-over occurred when a wheel on the
lower hillside Bank into a mud hole.
From Park City it was learned last
night that Murphy's neck was broken
in tho ifa.ll. A grown son, employed by
the Union Clothing company; three
daughters employed by the Sparks-Eito
Candy company, and a wife .and G-ycar-old
son, all living in this city, survive
the victim of the accident.
BY GOVERNOR SPRY
Well-known Young Republican Is Given
Clerkship in the Office of the
Gilbert W. Williams has been ap
pointed by Governor "William Spry to
the. position of clerk in the executive
Mr. Williams is a young man known
throughout the state and his appoint
ment to this position will prove popu
lar. Eor several months he was a dep
uty in the office of former Secretary
of State C S. Tin gey. A year ago he
acted as assistant secretary of the Re
publican state committee at tho Re
publican state headquarters. Last De
cember he went on a mission for tho
Mormon church to Gormany, Switzer
land and France. Failing health neces
sitated his return to Utah a few months
DUMPING OF GARBAGE
A vigorous protest against the main
tenance of a garbage dumping ground at
Sixteenth East nnd Eleventh South streets
was made to Mayor Samuel C. Park and
Dr. Samuel G, Paul, health commissioner,
by a delegation of residents of the neigh
borhood yesterday morning.
The protestants declared that property
values were being depreciated bv the
preaoncc of the dump nnd that the stench
from the refuse deposited there was such
when the wind blows down the canyon
. as to render life In the neighborhood in
' 'tolerable at times.
Dr. Paul explained that It was neces
sary to maintain a dumping ground some
where In that part of the city, but he
gave assurance that, everything possible
would he done to find a less objectionable
dump or at least to alleviate the condi
tions arising from the present one.
Teams will be put to work today cover
ing over the refuse with dirt.
Safe Robbery Attempted.
When tho office of the Minneapolis
Threshing Machine company. 149 South
Fourth west street, was opened at the
regular hour yesterday morning, the of
fice safe bore evidences of unsuccessful
efforts to break It open. Burglars who
had gained entrance to tho office by a
south window had knocked the knob off
the safe door, but had got no further In
negotiating the lock.
Services for Mrs. Ohandlor.
Funeral services for Mrs. George E.
Chandler were held yesterdav morning
at 11;.'!0 o'clock :it the residence of John
Rooklidgc. 1230 East Second South street.
The simple service of the Christian Sci
ence church Was carried out. Interment
wns Ifi Mt. Ollvot oemetorv.
Miss Acel Richardson Chosen
as Athletic Manager
DEFEAT for tho senior class pres
idency by two votes, camo to
the feminists at the L. D. S. U.
in tho final election yesterday.
The suffragists desired to capture two
offices, particularly, in addition to the
president, but tho3r succeeded in get
ting one only. They made a deter
mined effort to get the athletic raan
aager and yell master, but succeeded
only in attaining the first.
The complete list of officers elected
is as follows: Kenneth Bcnnion, pres
ident; Augusta Ivins, vice president;
Ellenor Clawson, secretary; .Tames
Johnston, troasurer; Acel Richardson,
athletic manager; Don Wood, yell mas
ter; Maurice Anderson, hop manager.
Beth Keate and Venice Lambert,
leaders in the movement against the
boys, were incredulous concerning re
sults of the election and. insisted upon
having a recount and then a chock on
the figureB. Miss Keate forced her way
into the polling place and succeeded in
recounting for herself all the ballots
cast, boing assisted in the work by
"I see no reason," said. Miss Keate,
"why we can't have the suffragist
j spirit in this school as it is shown in
the east." Tho girls declare they will
elect a full ticket at tho close of tho
first somestor of school.
GEORGE B. GREENWOOD
LAID AT FINAL REST
Funeral Services for Well-known Mil
ford. Attorney and Editor Held
at Masonic Temple,
Impressive funeral services for
Georgo B. Greenwood were held yes
terday, afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Masonic temple. Mr. Greenwood was a
member of Albert Pike lodgo No. Id,
A. F. & M., at Milford, and tho serv
ices were conducted by "Wasatch lodge
No. 1, Worshipful Master, Job H. Win
wood in charge. Mr. Greenwood was
also a member of the board of govern
' ors of the Utah Development louguo,
and the honorary pallbearers woro all
members of that body. Thoy were J.
W. McIIenry, Murray: E. B. Dunn,
Brigham City; B. T. Thurber, Spanish
I Fork: Fred C. Graham, W. C. Stark
and Wells -Culmer. Will G. Farrell at
tended to represent the Commercial
After tho beautiful ritualistic serv
ice of the Masons, the Itev. P. A. Simp
kin delivered a short eulogy. He
praised the big. broad spirit of Mr.
Greenwood and spoke words of comfort
to mombera of the family. Throe mu
sical selections. "Beautiful Isle of
Somewhere," "Load Kindly Light"
and "Abide With Me," were sung by
the Graham quartette. The chapel was
crowded with members of the lodge
and other friends or relatives. The
floral offerings wore profuse. Inter
ment was in the City cemetery.
CITY AND VICINITY
IYI. E. WILSON, for several years a
member of the board of examiners of ap
plicants for admission to the Utah bar,
yesterday submitted to the- supreme court
Justices his resignation, effective Imme
diately. Carl Badger was appointed to his
place on the board. Mr. Wilson left the
board owing to tho press of personal busi
ness. CAPT. AND MRS. A. E. MARPURG.
formerly of Salt Lake, will speak tonighi
at the meeting at Salvation Army hall. i;?U
East Second South street. Mr, and Mrs
Marpurg are going through from Chicago
to the western coast.
FRANK JORDAN, inspector for the
state board of health, returned Yesterday
from an Inspection trip, during which he
visited Tropic and Winder in Carflold
THE Association of City Clubs will hold
its regular meeting Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock In the ladles' parlor of the Com
mercial club. There will bo election of
IN THE federal district court yesterdav
Georgo Bacon was appointed receiver In
this district Tor the Metropolis Improve
MR. AND MRS. O. W. EWlNG, oGS
East 'Sixth South street, n-n receiving
congratulations over the arrival of a
A. B. SOLBERG and Trensle Memmott.
who were married by Deputy Countv
Clerk J. TJ. Eldredge, Sr.. will make their
home In this city.
IN AID of the tuberculosis fluid for
their native country, Norwegians of tills
city will give a concert In Rami it hall
L. M. EARL of Idaho Falls, rda is h
guest at the Kenyon.
Tenth Annuals Convention Is
Opened and Two Ses
sions Are Held.
Betwoen forty and fifty postmasters
of the state yesterday attended .the
tentJh annual convention of the Utah
Postmasters' association, which was
held in tho courtroom off the south
corridor of tho federal building.
There were morning and afternoon
meetings, with President W. W. Wilson
of Sandy in charge, and Secretary
Clarence "1. Gol'f of Midvalc doing the
In the absence of Governor Spry,
tho duty of delivering the address of
welcome fell to Postmaster Arthur L-.
Thomas of Salt Lake, and President
Wilson made a brief speech in re
sponse. A financial report showing . the as
sociation to bo in good condition, was
road by Arthur L. Thomas, secretary
of the executive committee.
Joseph Qdell of Ogdeu made an ex
cellent address on tlio new postoffice
regulations, which so interested mcm
bors of tho convention that general dis
cussion of the subject was carried into
tho aftornoon meeting.
At the noon recoss the delegates went
in a bodv to the tabernacle, where
thoy heard a special organ recital given
in their honor.
In t'he aftornon James Clove of
Provo talked on the system of collect
ing on delivery as associated with the
(parcel post service. The discussion
which followed . indicated tho general
interest taken by postmasters in tho
topic, and occupiod all of the aftor
noon. Last night all of the delegates were
guests of Postmaster Arthur Tj. Thomas
at tho Orpheum theater. There will bo
two moro meetings today, opening at
10 o'clock in the morning and 2 o'clock
in tho afternoon.
MAY GET TOGETHER
ON THE WEST SIDE
Scheme Is Devised to Hold Mass Meet
ing and Agree Upon a Single.
Sectional representation is proposed
by T. Parley White, state bank examin
er and former deputy sheriff, who yes
terday ajppearcd as a candidate for city
commissioner. Mr. White, who lives on
tho west side, declares that there should
be somo ono on the city commission
with a close acquaintance of tho needs
of the west side, and he proposes that
all candidates for citjr commissioner liv
ing on the west side agree to abide by
the decision of a mass meeting of citi
zens living west of Main street as to
what candidate the entire west side
An agreement embodying Mr. White's
scheme has been prepared by him, and
it was signed yesterday -by 'Mr. White
and by J. W. Wilson, a west side mer
chant, who yesterday also appeared as
a candidate for commissioner. Mr.
White plans to request Arnold Q.
Giauque, C. Prank Emory, Gustavo
Bu8chman and any other west sidors
who may bo candidates for city commis
sioner to sign this agreement. " The pro
posal is that the mass convention shall
nominate a west side resident for city
commissioner, whoroupon all other can
didates signing the agreement shall
withdraw from the race.
In support of tho plan Mr. Wiiite
points out that there i6 at present no
member of the city commission who
lives on tho west side. Ho declares that
it is of vital interest to the people of
the west side to have one of their num
ber on the commission. With so many
candidates from the west side, howovef,
he fears that there is little probability
that any one of these will be nominated
at tho primary election. If a sufficient
number of candidates sign tho agree
ment to make the plan feasible a mass
convention will bo held on tho west side
OF FOOTBALL MEN
Meeting Is Held at TJ. of U.; Pan
Hellenic Society Dissolves, but
A most enthusiastic rally was held
at the University of Utah yesterday
forenoon, whon all tho students in the
institution turned out to hear about the
coming football season and listen to the
former football men tell how the cam
pus looked to them whon thoy wont to
After the meeting it was announced
that there would bo no more classes
during the aftornoon, and all who had
not already been were urgod to attend
the Btate fair.
A meoting of tho men's Pan-Hellenic
society at the university, was held yes
terday in the Chroniclo office. Be
cause of diff orencos between somo of
tho fraternities and consequent friction
duo to the alleged Inefflciucy of the
rules governing tho association, the or
ganization was dissolved. Tt was ar
ranged to hold another meeting next
weel:, at which all fraternities will be
represented, and at which timo another
organization, with more effective and
dofinitc rules, will bo effected. Tho
membors of the old organization were
Beta Theta Pi, Amici Pidissimc, Pi
Kappa Alpha and Sigma Chi.
SALT LAKE EAGLES
HOLD STAG SOCIAL
More than HOO members of tho Salt
Tjuke nerlo C7, Fraternal Order of Eagles,
gathered last night at the clubhouse,
West Temple and Second South streets,
and thoroughly enjoyed the first stag so
'cial of the sencon. There was a diversified
programme of "stunts." and refreshments
of the Dutch lunch style In abaundancu.
Before the evening's entertainment was
gfven place on the boards, a formal ses
sion of the lodge was held, at which it
was unanimously decided to work without
ceasing for the "2000" standard, mean
ing that within the next ninety days the
local acrle is to have 2000 members In
YOUR LAST CHANGE
Today at tho State Pair is the last
time you will have a chance to get
a scholarship in the best school in the
west for nothing, S. C. Forsey of Mam
moth, Utah, was winner in the drawing
Inst evening. Bo sure and register at
our booth beforo 0 o'clock p. m. Phone
Jfennger'e Business College,
Ifenager Collcgo Building.
Police Mystified Over Actions
of Man Supposed to Be
Masquerading as Woman.
Police ami detectives are wrestling
with tho mystery of a man who, it is
believed, is masquerading as a woman,
probably for amusement, but possi
bl' for criminal purposes. The police
have a blond wig and a plaid. cloth hat
on which to hang their theory. The
identity of the person, who discarded
them in the rear ot 750 South West
Temple street, early yesterday morning,
and escaped by climbing over a high
board fence, while a chauffeur waited
vainly in his machine in tho street for
his fair passenger to return with the
price of the car's hire, it; the thing that
unfiles the detectives working on tho
According to the detectives, tho
chauffeur discovered that ho had been
tricked when ho grow impatient and
knocked lor entrance at the front door
of tho house to learn that no young wo
man of the description of his passenger
lived there. He i-xplained that she had
promised to go into the house and get
some money to pav him' for his services,
becoming convinced, however, that the
explanation had been only a clever ruse
to avoid payment, the chauffeur drove
away wiscr but disposed to keop his
own' counsel. forhe did not report the
swindle to the police.
The story came out yesterday when
the wig and hat were found by a mem
ber of the family residing in the house
at 750 South West Temple and turned
over to tho police. Detectives Moroni
Gillespie and Harlow "D. Lyon were as
signed to investigate the mystery. Thev
wero unable to locate the chauffeur and
got his story from the woman of the
house, who was awakened by the driver
of tho auto in search of his delinquent
RESIDENTS OF EAST
BENCH FORM LEAGUE
Improvement of the District in Which.
They Beside Is tho Purpose of
For the purpose of presenting to the
city officials district matters with re
gard to stTeots and sidewalks, trans
portation and school facilities, griev
ances, and the like, tho residents of tho
east bench district, bounded by Ninth
East, Ninth South, Brigham streets
and tho west boundary or tho reserva
tion, mot last night at tho residence
of H. D. Seymour, 1145 East Sixth
South, and formed tho East Bench Im
The most important action that tho
lcaguo will take up immediately will
be to insist that the laying or side
walks in the unpaved portions of the
district be rushed. Tho contract for
this work was let some weeks ago by
the city and tho residents aro anxious
to have the work completed before tho
winter season arrives. Other matters
of importance to tho community also
will be taken up.
The officers of the organisation wore
elected last night as follows: Chairman,
L. Bone, vice president, Walter Dan
iels; secretary and treasurer, George
H. Ryan. Committees composed of
from three to five members were ap
pointed to attend to matters other
than those already mentioned, of light,
gas, water and publicity. The next
meeting of the league will be held Oc
DEMOCRATS TO TALK
OF MANY QUESTIONS
State Committee Will Endeavor to
Solve Problem of Harmonizing
All Elements of Party.
The problem of liannonlElng all ele
ments of the party, straightening out the
controversy over federal appointments,
planning a campaign to defeat Reed
Smoot for rc-elcctlon to the United States
senate and establishing a party organ will
be discussed this afternoon at a meeting
of the Democratic state committee to be
held at 2 o'clock at the Woodman hall.
State Chairman Samuel R. Thurman
lias returned from a business trip to
Mautl to preside at the meeting. Mem
bers of the committee or their representa
tives from every county in tho state are
hero to attend the meeting. The mem
bers of the committee profess to have no
knowledge of what will transpiro at the
meeting, though they assert that every
effort will bo made to harmonize the war
ring elements. It is considered moro
than likely that a committee will be
authorised to go to Washington to seek
the removal of the present Republican
federal office-holders in Ulnh.
SEPTEMBER REPORT OF
TREASURER IS FILED
The Soptomber report of tho state
treasurer was filed yesterday with tho
state auditor. Tho balance on hand
September 30 totals $091,503.72. Tt
shows: Balance on hand August 31.
$814,179.46; receipts, $139,715.03: dis
bursements, $202,391.36; balance on
hand September 30, $691,503.72.
The allotments among tho different
funds are as follows: General fund,
$38,980,48; state district schools,
$5427.88; state high schools, $395.09;
university and agricultural college,
$685.(52: university building fund, $104,
S'80.27; redemption fund, 189G, $120,
000; same, 1898, $60,000; same, 1900,
$60,000; trust fund, $2909.16; forost re
serve, $1440.91; state fish and game
fund, $6892.22; suponso account, $3.91;
state road bond fund, $14,506.33; stale
bounty fund, $875.17; agricultural col
logo, $8137.68; deaf and dumb asylum,
$1036.02; insane aBylum, $4363.88;
blind asylum, $868.64; miners' hospi
tal, $15o4.94; stato normal school,
$9242.79; reform school, $3054.42; pub
lic buildings. $9791.51; reservoirs, $48,
897.45; stato schools, $127,860.52;
school of mines, $3498.46; university,
$6094.37; total, $691,503.72.
Accompanies Body Here.
A. J. Gorham arrived in Salt L,ake ves
terday afternoon, bringing from lily,
Nev,, the body of his father-in-law,
James W. Smith, who died suddenly
Wednesday afternoon- "Funeral services
will be held this nftornoon at 3:30 o'clock
at the family residence, 713 Third avenue.
To Hold Reunion.
The Australians will hold'thelr reunion
tonight In the Eleventh ward chapel,
Tenth East between First and Second
South streets, beginning at S o'clock, iu
interesting programme has been arranged.
THE REV. DR. R. G. Mc
NIECE, for many 3'ears a
resident of Salt Lake, who
OF M 15 DEI
The Rev. Dr. McNiece Passes
Away After Illness of
The I?ov. Dr. "Robert Gibson McNiece,
for thirty-six years a resident of Salt
Lake and prominent in religious and
educational work in Utah, died yester
da3" afternoon at his home at 1136
Tho llov. Dr. McNiece had been in
failing- health for moro than two years,
but the direct cauBO of his death was
Thouffh prominent in almost overy
movomont that had for its object the
betterment of conditions throughout tho
state, Dr. McNiece was probaibly best
known for his work in establishing
Westminster college here. Few clergy
men of any denomination had more
friends among men of every- creed, and
of no creed than had Dr. McNiece. His
death will bo widely mourned.
The work of Dr. MeNieco in Utah at
tracted wide attention throughout tho
United States. His success in tho face
of obstacles that frequently seemed in
surmountable won for him tho praise of
leading men and women throughout the
country, especially of those prominent
in tho Presbyterian church, of which
Dr. McNiece has so long been a pastor.
Began Life on Farm.
Dr. McNiece was born January 10,
1839, on a farm near Topham, Vt. As
a small boy he worked on a farm and
studied nights. At 16 he went to Ohio,
where he taught school, and by work
ing on a farm added a little to the mod
est salary ho received as an educator.
Ho also attended school in Ohio.
When he was 20 years old he re
turned to Vermont and after a short
timo at his old home went to Newberry,
Conn., whero he was graduated from the
Newberry academy. Afterward he at
tended Dartmouth colloge at Hanover,
N. H., receiving his bachelor's degreo
in 1867 and his master's degreo in
For three years ho was principal of
tho high school at Fort Wayne, Ind.
Thon he and former Congressman Alex
ander of Now York bought the Fort
Wayno Gazette. Later Mr. McNiece
bought out Mr. Alexander's interest.
In 1874 Mr. McNiece decided to act
on tho impulse ho had long felt to enter
tho ministry. Ho went to the Prince
ton Theological Beminary, and in 1877
was graduated and ordained a Presby
terian clergyman. He declined a call
to the Memorial Presbyterian church of
Philadelphia and came to Salt Lake as
pastor of tho First Presbyterian church,
thon located at Second South and Sec
ond East streets.
Was Widely Beloved.
For twenty years Mr. McNiece was
pastor of tiie church and endeared him
self to thousands of persons In Salt Lake
and throughout tho state. 111b eloquent
sormons, his manly and upright charac
ter and his fearlessness, combined with
his kindly and tendor nature, made him
a great power for good in the community
and his Influence will long live with the
memory of his sterling character. "VVhon
Dr. McNiece came here the attendance
at tlie church was small and the work
of tho church was carried on with the
greatest difficulty. At the time ho re
signed the pastorate of the church In
1397 the regular membership of tho
church was 350. Mr. McNiece was suc
ceeded as pastor of the church by the
Rev. Dr. W. M. Paden.
In 3804 Dr. McNiece conceived the Idea
of establishing a Presbyterian college in
Salt Lake to continue the work of the
Collegiate Institute, tho preparatory
school which had been established In
1S75. He Interested Sheldon Jackson In
the proposal, with the result that Mr.
Jackson gave ?50,000 to the project.
With this sum as a nucleus. Westmin
ster college was founded In 1S97 In tho
Collegiate Institute 'building, with Mr.
McNiece as dean, in which capacity he
continued for twelve years.
College Site Donated.
Col. W. M. Ferry, In 1002, donated
tho site on which the college buildings
now stand. Two buildings were ereoted
and the college now owns property val
ued at 5175,000. Since his retirement as
dean, Dr. McNiece was president and
later secretary of the college board. Dr.
McNiece also served for a number of
years as moderator of Die Utah synod
and served as a member of the mission
ary board, traveling throughout the state
Since retiring from active work in
connection with Westminster college,
Dr. McNiece served as temporary pastor
of the Third Presbyterian, church of this
city for eighteen months, and as tem
porary pastor of the Brigham City Pres
'bytorian church for a year, returning
from his Brigham City charge only last
Dr. MeNieco was married In Galnsburg,
111.. In 1S81, to Sarah .J. Irwin. He. Is sur
vived by his widow and two sons, Trwln
and JRonwIclc S. McNiece. both of this
city. The arrangements for the funeral
have not yet been made.
' Charged With Embezzlement.
EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Oct. 3.-Jolm D.
Young, former deputy building commis
sioner, was Indicted today on a charge of
embezzlement. The Indictment charges
that Young secreted 5600 for the purpose
of defrauding tho clfy.
Candidate for MarshalsWl
Reticent in Discussing j
suit of ConferencetM
Predicts That Local AriKtT
ment Will Not Be lYg1
for Several Weeks
Aqulla Nebekcr, hailed by h9Wu
as the next United States nrnraldfci"1
I'tali, returned to Salt Lake yaE0T
from a trip to Washington, NoiK&Btf
and Philadelphia. While In WasSS V
Mr. Nebcker met and Interviewed,
dent Wilson, Secretary Bryan A
General McReynohls and other
neni Democrats. imfety
Mr. Choker Is reticent In diglj I
the marsliahihip contest In whleMrfUC'
a leader, but is eager to tcll
beauties of Washington and tlie
of the national administration. A 2
present smile worn by Mr. Neb, A
taken by his friends to mean tha Y
far from displeased with the res for
His visit to Washington f Jf
I he appointment of a marshal fo" rtfum
Ncbeker predicts, will not bl a cont
for several weeks. nc said that &t
told t hat the marshalshlp mnttcr A of
probably come up for final settlemi
mediately after tlie final passaged
currency bill, which mlgiu be , , im
several weeks. Relative to his fJ5
the cast. Mr. Nebcker said. 5 iffi
My visit lo Washington madi 'crtfl
prouder than ever of blng a E git'
crat. The Democratic adtninlstr Ttt'
Is proceeding with tho nation's'
Hess In a most capable and pro;
slva manner. Public buslnea
great import is so pressing tha ad the
should not expect the presldet &;J
turn aside for the appointment of i?ikc
oral officers in Utah. Tlie bus iJ.it
of the public is being cared for li jial
order of its Importance and we mi
afford to await the comparailva t
that will follow the final passag
the currency bill. ,, g-ti
Personally I am In the contei fcd
the request of my friends. I C ,1
to Washington at the suggestlri 'fl U
some of my friends there who wi uor
to have me meet the president? , nil
the attorney general. Of course; cist
president and attorney general i
no promises as to the marshalshlt
polntmonts, but the Interviews 1 ,'rll
were very satisfactory and IS rti i
mighty glad I made the trip, jx'j,
While In Washington I met son liatn
the biggest men In the country,,-,; j:
in and out ot the national sen fc int
All of Ihem treated me with" ;tfr
greatest courtesy and hosplti ' '
Congressmen Howell and Job. & in
made me their guest at the 1)
and treated me ho well that I at -4t
forgot they were Republicans. j
After leaving Washlngtoh I we e r
Philadelphia, where I sold a cj itiinir
wool. Then I went to New Tori fa j
a few days. I thoroughly en; n
every minute of the trip and am pjo
ready for the fall work on the rat gDur
j a Li
Two Petitions Piled. $ sen!)
Robert H. SIddoway, 644 South "I
East street, filed his petition wll -nt-
cltv recorder yesterday, asking for l 1
on tho ballot as candidate for co jar.l
sloncr at the approaching municipa r
tion. Tho petition is signed by 141
tors. Mr. SIddoway is manager ' ,
Kavsvillo Brick company. .'
John II- Demlng, a candidate fq 1 Kf
auditor, also filed his petition wl Sa(
city recorder yesterday, signed I or
elector.-. c J ta
WEST SIDE VOTERS 1t's;
ARE GETTING Big0;
Improvement League Holds iM,
and Arranges for Mj1
At the Rio Grande Baptist chutM
night a meeting of the West SlMij
provement league waB held, at w
was determined to hold district rnflj
each week all over the west "dm
to have a regular monthly m8eBhii'
tho entire group. 1Bba.
On Monday night next there araM13!
meetings in the Twenty-fifth andm , t
ty-slxth ward meeting houses, B..
Tuesday night a meeting will be MMb
the Poplar Grove hail- On next;a
day nJght a general election
of the league, to serve for a TWj. ,
be held, the meeting to be in ymZ
teenth ward meeting house, co '
Eighth West and First South IKl
While no partisan politics i? t;M
dulged In, there will be politics jM;
west side variety meaning forBf"
fare of the west side, it is Boii'm u
tually it may develop that ccrtalflM HJ
dates will bo Indorsed, provided UMUttii,
shall be known to favor lmpro ab
on tho west side of tho city. .1, ' l
Last night's meeting received
claim the determination of the ciuy
mission to next year cl03?..uPoWs
noxious Fifth South stroot dlton sXM
the water Into an unused sewer rm
under that thoroughfare. x
YOUTH ARRESTED Jpfl
WHITE SLAVE SUSll&g
Paul J. Mueller Taken Into
After Hunt Lasting Nearly 1W(J
Paul X Mueller, 25 JfMcon
whom tho federal authorities iaw
searching since June, ""W
terday aftornoon at the lienyo
by Liicion IT. Smyth, chief de
the local United States TOajjbJBIj
fice. Mueller is wanted for
cry, a complaint charging :
transportine two girls from ,
Mont., to Elko, Nov., havina T)o
by Leon Bonot special. agent of m ut
partinent of justice, m Butt mftfo
mouths ago. jfl
Immediately after his aJyJJ
was taken before Lmted M
missionor Charles Baldwin., -tjUfw
preliminary hearing and Wa
fixed at $1000 in default ?f ..OF
was lodged in tho county jal. v4
'trial will bo held in Mojl"jB
probable that an order for rem 0
be issued, today and deputy
Julian Ttilev will probably w
prisoner to Helena tomorrow. M
An attempted jail b,rcftk at th'
vale city Jail was rovwljid yesterday jfi
ihc county attorney issued TCOI3B
acainst h. C. Edwards and R- Tj- "M
I Sgl.g then, with di0gl V
criy. The two men ara nllei
torn out a water pipe at the Jail Vj
day and cut a hole In the cealing.
Schthey1 planned to escape -
tempted Jail break wns d!scoerea w
to prevent nn escape.