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VOL. J. LOGAN, CACHE COUNTY, UTAH, FRIDAY, JANUARY J 6, J 903. NO. 22. jjfl
OLD fOLK REUNION
At Smithfield under the Auspices
of the Relief Society, As
sisted by Young Men.
Smithflcld had a genuine old time
reunion on Tuesday for the bencflt of
the old folks of the town. It was got
ten up under the anspescsof the Relief
Socelty but the Young Mens and
Young Ladles Improvement societies
contributed largely to Its success. And
success It certainly was as every one
present will testify.
I The people assembled at 10 a.m.'
jThc children of the district met at the
. "school building and marched In a body
to the hall. The exerclsos commenc
ed at 11 a.m. and continued without
Intermission until 6p.m.
The following is the programe rend
Singing by the Choir
Opening Prayer by Bishop Newton
Singing by Choir.
Speech of welcome by Robert A.
Song by Gcorgo Done Sr. and Co.
Recitation by Annlo Miles.
Selection by Young Ladles Ilarmon
Speech, Pioneer Life of Smithfield,
by Robt. Thornlcy.
Song by Rebecca Pitcher.
Comic Recitation by George Y.Smith,
Organ Solo by Bertha Mather.
Speech, Respect to tho Agde, Maud
The Tables being spread about 400
old people sat down to a banquet prc
parrcd snecially. "While eating, tho
Smithllcld blass band dispensed some
I excellent music.
I T. CCragun gave a selection on the
I accordian which brought forth some
I good step dancing from some of the
H old people.
r . The program was continued as
I Stump Speech by Parmcnus Jones.
Song by Rinda Nllson.
I Recitation by Ellen Thnmons.
I Song, Old Maids Lament, by .Tames
"William Chambers, told "How wo
H dld'fiO years ago."
I Tlio school children came and gave a
H few selections.
Speech of welcome by Harold Daly.
A fan drill by 20 girls.
H Fairy cxerciso by 4 small girls.
H Violin solo by LaVida Hansen.
H Recitation, "You Must'nt," by Miss
H Annie Thnmons.
H Song by Emma Thornley and Lllla
H Thomas' with a whlstloing solo.
H Recitation by Albert McCann.
H Comic Song by Slyvcstcr Low and
H Song by six survivors of hand cart
H Recitation by Mario Langton.
H Song by George L. Farrcll and Co.
H Speech by Samuel Roskclly-
Song by "Will Pilkington.
H A vote of thanks was given by tho
H audience for able management of the
H Committee. Presents were given the
H oldest gentleman, 00 years, and oldest
B lady, 80, they getting a pair of shoes
H and slippers. A slllc handkerchief was
H given to tho oldest blacksmith In town
fB-y3hd a present to tho Fattest Scotch-
'man present. Tho presents were a-
H warded by Robt. A. Bain.
All of tho features of tho program
I wcro well rendered and the remark's
I on tho early settlement of tho town
and what the settlers had to contend
I with wcro especially Interesting.
I James Mack of Ogdcn scored a point
I when he sang. An Old Maids Lament.
Sylvester Low was not a whit, behind
as a comic singer, though cither ono
I of them would hardly like to enter
tlio lists against R. O. Easton.
I Six old ladles who had pulled hand
I carts across the plains way back in tho
old days, sang ft song. Their voices
I wore not as mellow ni formerly and
they didn't sing qulto as sweet as .Tch-
nlc Llnd but they brought down tho
I houso Just tho same.
I In tho evening tho people assembled
I at Hlllyards hall and spent tho night
I in dancing and In having a thoroughly
I good time. Tho entire program
througnout was carried out without
I a hitch and every one present praised
the committco for the jucccss of the
In Italy a wall mr not be sunk
T v.'IUiln 100 yardo of a oeoieUry. In
Austria and Franco double thin dls
M tanco Is the law.
St Louis Boodling.
Not since tho days of tho "Tweed
Ring" in New York City, has thcro
been such sweeping exposures made
as those recently unearthed in St.
Louis. Investigations havo been go
ing on for tho past year. On Decem
ber 10th 1002, live more boodlers, all of
tho lower branch of tho city's legisla
tive body, were sentenced to tho pen
itentiary for five years. It was pro
ven that they wcro connected with a
group of men who had combined to
grant a suburban railway franchise,
for which they were to rccclvo $75,000.
Up to the present thirteen men have
been found guilty and sentenced to
the state prison. Suspicions havo
been aroused for some years past as'.to
the wrong doing of many of tho city
officials. Ono year ago, Joseph W.
Folks a young man of thirty-two
years of ago was elected to olllcc, he
began a single handed fight against
tho boodlers, but soon had tho sup
port of tho reputable business men of
St. Louis. For a time these men wcro
not identified with tho prosecution
but the investigation culminated in
tho conviction of many, while others
fled to escape the law.
"We are glad to havo our old friend
S. W. Ucndrlcks Ex-Treasurer with
us once more as a bonafidc citizen.
Mr. Ilendrlck's home is under quaran
tine, owing to a case of scarlet fever
with one of the children.
Some few aged people havo died re
cently, with pneumonia, one child died
with dlpthcrla- At tho present the
health of the people Is generally
"Wo have eight graded schools In
Richmond. With an attendance of
about four hundred. George Skldmoro
is the principal, ho is doing a good
O. D. Beach has moved his place of
business north of the meeting house.
Dave appears to run an orderly house
at least wo here no complaints.
Tho closing down of the Coop-storo
makes a great difference in the busi
ness life of tho town. The People's
Mercantile and Creamery company
who, bought out the Coop stand, will
commence business there about Feb.
Our Doctor Adamson is apparently
on the move night and day,hols a pop
ular fellow and well liked in his pro
fession. Outside of Logan I think Richmond
has expended more money on water
works than any other placo In tho
county. About $20,000 has been spent
in this direction and tho people are
well satislled with tlio Investment.
Our homo Dramatic company is
worthy of mention by way of encoragc
ment for they certainly try hard to
pleaso the public who appreciate their
efforts by giving them good houses.
The company played In Newton and
Clarkston last week. Will play In
Lcwiston and Smithfield this week.
Large quantities of cream are being
shipped to Salt Lako by indlvldauls
this certainly must must effect our
local creameries, something should be
donuto keep the cream hero and work
It up, now that so much money has
been Invested In creameries, they
should bo supported if they will do
their best by the pocplc,
Some mining claims are being work
ed here. Egan and sons havo a galena,
prospect up city creek, Fitz
gerald brothers from Park City are also
working a claln. Jonas Nelson has a
copper prospect up Cherry creek. If
persistency will make a mine wo shall
havo ono sure for all tho above parties
arc energetic In tho development of
their properties. Success to them.
Reward for Good Scrvleo.
Tho first woman admitted by King
Edward to tho Imperial Service order
la Miss M. C. Smith, who superin
tends tho women's branch of tho sav
ings bank department In tho gonornl
poBtofflce.- Miss Smith has been "n
tho sorvlco for nearly thirty years,
having been a pioneer In tho move
ment for employing women in tho
poatolllco. Slie began with a staff of
abont twenty girls and now has 000.
Largest Anchor Ever Made.
What Is said to bo the largest and
heaviest anchor aver raado was re
cently forged at tho Chnrlostown
(Maro.) navy yard. It welsha over
eight tons and cost nearly ?2,000. It
ia fifteen feet long over all and nlno
feet stx tnchos wldo over the points.
Tho palms are thirty-two Inches wide.
Tho cable for this anchor Is unique
also, as regards weight, each Unit
weighing eighty pounds. Three hun
dred aad sixty fathoms (2,160 feot) of
It are to bo supplied.
Has Had a Successful Business
Career and as Eccleslast is
Reed Smoot was born January 10,
1802, In Salt Lako City. Ills father,
Abraham O. Smoot, was a native of
Kentucky and his mother, Anna Kir
stlno Mourltzen, was born In Norway.
Ho received his first education in a
private school in Salt Lake, and later
attended a ward school. In 1872 that
part of Abraham O. S moot's family
of which Reed was a member removed
to Provo, where another portion of
tho family had resided since 1808. At
Provo he attended tho University of
Dcscrct, the predecessor of the Brig
ham Young academy. Ho passed
through all the higher branches then
taught there, and at one time was tlio
only student in tho acadcmlo depart
ment, from which he was graduated
in 1879. He studied principally along
commercial lines, and at intervals,
mainly during vacations, worked in
tho Provo woolen mills, which his
father and others had founded and
which started in 1872. There he ob
tained his first insight Into manufac
ture, a practical Insight, for ho work
ed in every department of tho factory.
Upon leaving school he fully made
up his mind to pursue a commercial
career, and with that in view took a
humble position in the Provo Co-operative
lnstltutiod, tho first co-operative
store organized In Utah. Begin
ning at the bottom of the ladder Reed
went to work sacking fruit, sorting po
tatoes and i'0'ng odd jobs about the
place, but ' tho while keeping his
eye on the mark for which he had set
out. Ho became superintendent of
the Co-operative Institution In 1880,
and remained such until April, 1884,
when he was made manager of the
Provo woolen mills. He was twice
called on a mission, and both times
tho call was rescinded because his ser
vices were needed attho woolen mills.
Another call was made In 1800, and ho
went to Liverpool, the headquarters
of the European mission. Prior to go
ing upon his mission he had nob been
very active In religious matters, but
had thrown his whole soul Into busi
ness and was fast becoming a man of
means. While abroad ho labored
principally In the Liverpool olllccas
oooKKccper ami immigration cleric.
He also visited and spoke at tho vari
ous conferences, and from July 2 to
August 0, 1801, was absent from Eng
land touring the continent. Tho
party passed successively through Bel
glum, Holland, Germany, Switzerland,
Italy and France. Mr. Smoot, was
called homo by a telegram from Presi
dent Woodruff, which informed him of
the serious Illness of his father, and In
response to this summons ho sailed
from Liverpool on the 10th of Septem
ber and arrived at Provo, October 1,
1801. For a short time he assisted his
father as manager of the Provo Lum
ber Manufacturing & Building com
pany. In tho spring ot 1802 ho resum
ed his former position as manager of
tho Provo woolen 'mills, which under
his ablo direction havo achieved a
splendid success. That position he
At tho time ho went to Europe Mr.
Smoot was a married man and had
been since September 17, 1884, when
ho wedded Miss' Alpha M. Eldredge,
(laughter of noraco S. Eldredge, one
of tho first soven presidents of tho
seventies. They havo had six child
ren, 11 vo of whom aro living, and tholr
married life hus;bcen a happy ono. IIo
has been president of tho Provo Com-,
mcrclal & Savings bank. IIo engaged
considerably In mining and was mado
vice-president of tho Grand Central
Mining company, also of tho Victoria
Minh'g company. Ho erected a num
ber of business houses and became a
director in tho Clark-Eldrcdgo com
pany of Salt Lako City as well as of
various other concerns. Ills latest
notablo appointment was a director
ship of tho Los Angeles & Salt Lako
railway. From March 15, 1604, until
tho advent of statehood ho served as
director of tho Territorial Insane
asylum by appointment of Governor
Caled W. West, and after Utah enter
ed tho Union lie was appointed by Gov.
Hcber M. Wells as :t inomber of the
Scml-Centcnnlal commission, which
In 1607 conducted the pioneer Jubilee.
Mr. Smoot's ecclesiastical record Is
no was baptized at 8 years in tho
Endowment houso in Salt Lako City
and was ordained a deacon July IS,
18S7. In 1870 ho was raado a priest,
and In April, 1880, an elder. Four
years later ho was ordained a seventy,
and In April, ISO."., was ordained a high
priest. At tlio same time ho was ap
pointed second counsellor to President
Edward Patrldge of Utah stake. He
was called to the apostleship Aprils,
1000. In person Apostle Smoot Is tall
and well-built, though his unusual
height glve3 him the appcaraneo of
slendcrncss. Ho moves with a rapid,
nervous stride. Ho Is punctual In
keeping his appointments, and, as ho
says, owes his greatest losses of time
to tho failure of other men to prompt
ly keep theirs."
During tho past week Mr. Smoot
has added one more to his list of busi
ness enterprises and was elected a di
rector of tho Utah National bank of
SMOOT CHOSEN SENATOR.
The Republican cacus Wednesday
night did not hesltato long In per
forming the duty before It In the se
lection of a United States senator.
The caucus was characterized by tho
absence of bitterness. The members
discussed tho question freely and
goodnaturcdly; eulogizing their men to
the highest point but they did not
resort to unsavory epithets against
the opposing candidates. When the
ballots'wcfo counted Smoot received
35, Sutherland 0, Wells 2 and' Cannon
2. Some votes were changed to Smoot
which gave him 38. As this is six
more then is required to elect there
seems no doubt but what he will bo
elected senator when the legislature
meets in joint session next Tuesday.
Mr. Smoot lias not been our" cholco
for tho senate for the reason that we
did not think it necessary to send a
high church official to Washington.
But as far as his qualifications are
concerned wo believe he will repre
sent the state In a very creditable
manner, and after he has had tlmo to
become acquainted he will make
many friends and do much good for
Wo have believed from the first that
tho bulk of opposition to his election
originated with thoso whb had politi
cal aspirations of their own and
sought to further tholr own interests
by waging a war on Smoot. There
will unboubtcdly bo some opposition
from the- ministerial association
which will probably bring before tho
senate committees the usual number
of petitions, but we do not anticipate
Mr. Smoot will loose much sleep over
the petitions ho will havo to meet
when he comes to be sworn In.
TAKING DOLLO TO CHURCH.
Bold Innovation Proposed by an Eng
Rev. R. H. Armstrong, president of
an English Unitarian association, at
a recent conference) said that ho had
adopted tho plan of preaching a
special sermon to children once In
ovory llvo or six wooks, but that ovon
this wns not sufficient Inducement to
keep tho llttlo tots quiot In church.
Ho was anxious to instltuto a reform
by a novel appeal to tho mothers. Ho
requested each mother to bring her llt
tlo. girls to church with a doll, which
should bo tho "church doll" and which
tho child should keep perfectly still
during tho wholo service. It IsTnthor
discouraging to hear that not ono Eng
lish mother carried his good advice
Into effect, perhaps bccaii30 none was
strong "minded enough to begin. But
It certainly would havo a qulotlng ef
fect on a good many children ono socs
in church on a sunny Sunday morning,
when tho restless legs nnd busy brains
wnnt to go out and play very much
nioro than they want to sit qulotly by
mother In church.
THE GRnATNE89 OF NAPOLEON
Extraordinary Fascination EJKorotood
by Famous Corslcan.
Tho pubIlcatlonot further memoirs
of St, Helena brings beforo us tho
extraordinary fascination exorcised
by Napoleon ovor four generations of
statesmen, generals and biographers.
Tho records now bolng published by
the Dally Mall have the merits of
originality- and impartiality; but, llko
all contemporary recordB, thoy suitor
from tho fact that no ono at tho tlmo
was ablo to appreciate tho grcatnoss
of Napoleon. Tho man who lives In
tho history of tho world long after his
contemporaries havo beon lorgotten,
and whoso stntocraft and warcref t are
invoked persistently by politicians
and soldiers, is Uapoloon. Westmin
Melba'a Gift to Charity.
Melba will contrlbuto tho proceeds
of hor Australian tour to tho charities
of hor native country. Tho announce
ment was received In Australia, and,
in fact, everywhere, with great sur
prise. Scats for tho prima donna's
opening concert ill Melbourn sold for
high prices, many persons having re
mained up all night in order to secure
a good place In lino at '' box office.
In His Message to the Legislature
Calls Attention to Import
In his incsv-ago to tho Legislature
tho Governor rails attention to sever
al points' for tlio good of the state
that It seems tons It will be to tho
advantage of the Legislature to con
Ho urges the Leglslatcrc to try
TO CURTAIL EXPENSES.
He points out that while our reven
ues have Increased enormously during
tho last fow years, that our expendi
tures havo Increased in greater propor
tion until it becomes absolutly neces
sary to cither increase ourrevenuo by
increased taxation or to reduce ex
penses. WJien you look at tho estimates of
tho requitremciits of tlio various State
Institutions it must become apparent
to every citizen as it seems to be appar
ent to the Govcrnor,that tho tlmo lias
come to put a check upon tho reck
less expenditures of public funds. Tho
following Is a partial list of amounts
asked for by tho State Institutions.
University of Utah $ 254,51-1
Agricultural College 143,475
State Industrial School 53,500
School of the Blind 78,000
Insane Asylum 202,000
State Prison 5,H05
Experimental Farm si. Gcorgo 10,400
State Fair 45,000
St. Louis Fair (Est.) 50,000
Lewis and Clark Centennial
Experimental Farms 27,500
Besides the above thcro aro a hund
crd and one smaller appropriations
wanted, such as Flsji and Gaino War
den. To encourage Art.For National
Guard etc., that will swell tho above
amount to amount nob less than $1,
250,000. Then comes the expenses of
running tho State Government, main
taining the courts etc., that will swell
the amount to not less than $2,000,000.
Add to this again halt a million
for maintaining our free schoolsand an
other half million for city and County
taxes and a person can have an
idea of tho prospects that must coin
front the already overburdened tax
payer In tlio next year or two unless a
halt Is called. We commend tho Gov
ernor for pointing out thu danger
and suggest to the Legislature that
they will do well to heed the warn
ing. In view of tho enormous amounts we
aro asked to pay for educational pur
poses the question may be asked If wo
arc not trying to over reach ourselves
In this subject. We are only a young
state and yet wo aro doing more in re
regard to pcrcaplta expenditure for
education than more than three
fourths of the state of tho Union. We
aro proud of our record but we should
not over burden ourselves.
Attention N called to providing a
law to ilxamaxlmuniratcto bo charg
ed by railroads within tho State. Wc
think this Is a suggestion and hope it
will bo acted upon. At tho present
time the railroads of tho state are
charging all the way from four cents
to seven cents per mile. Tills should
bo reduced to a maximum of about
three cents per mile. The railroad
of tho state aro exceedingly prosperous
and to reduces their rates to basis
named would not reduce their revonue
materially but would benefit the
This question suggests another. I
It not about time wc had a State Hall
road commission, as nearly all other
state havo to look after tho Inter
ests of tho people.
Tlio message is somewhat lengthly
but It furnishes good reading for evoiy
citizen who wishes to keep posted on
tho growth and develoyment of the
State. The Governor has sihown wis
dom In pointing out the needs of the
Statoandit rests with the Legislature
now to act upon "tho suggestion mado.
Should Sty No.
Dy tho war, wouldn't U bo a good
plan for thoso Inmccnt young girls
who aro Invited out to havo a drink
and then get knocl.out drop3 not to
aceopt tho invitation to go out and
have a drink? Philadelphia Inquirer.
Hon. Joseph Howell nnd Mr. Nor- iH
man G. Allen went down to Salt Lako H
City on Sunday, to bo present at tho jH
opening session of the legislature. Mr. jH
Allan was fortunate enough to bo ap- H
pointed as engrossing clerk of tho H
house. It Is reported over here, that H
there Is considerable misapprehension, H
If not actual bad feelings, In Logan H
over the appointment of Mr. Allan. H
lr your correspondent Is correctly In- H
formed in this, it Is certainly duo to a
total misunderstanding of thu facts of H
tho case, Before the lato election JH
took placo Mr. Allan had expressed - 'H
his intent to apply for thisouicc, and ll
his many friends both hero and in jH
other partsof the state had been open- jH
ly working to this end. Mr. Howell H
alone had held aloof from any attempt jH
to assist Mr. Allan, for tho reason as fl
he himself stated; "In my position, I iil
feci that 1 am under so many obllga- il
tlons to all of my friends, that being IH
unable to return adequately all their BH
kindness, it would bo Invidious on my, Sl
part to atempt to benefit ono to tho ul
detriment of others, and so I consider ll
it tho wiser course not to tako any il
part In the matter ot legislative ap- iH
Mr. Allan has been ono of tho Re- ll
publican stalwarts of this county, and il
in the days when tho silver crazo swept IH
the west, still remained steadfast to hI
the party of sound and consistent prln- jl
clpal. IIo has never sought any reward, jH
nor has he ever received any, until lH
now. There is no ono in the cntlro jjl
state inoro competent to till tho posl- SH
tlon of engrossing clerk, and his work Ifrl
will rcllcct credit and honor, both on fl
his county and party. H
crcd, by his success, because he was H
first In the field nnd had a majority of H
the house enlisted In his behalf, beforo H
the alleged meeting of the county cen- H
tral committco took place in Logan. H
To that meeting our prcclnctchairman H
had not been Invited, nor was any- H
thing known of it here until tho news ll
reached us inrougn tue papers, siai- ll
lug that such a meeting had been held. ,, .
Had Mr. W. 11. Maughan Jr., been 1 H
present, he could havo related theso jH
facts and perhaps saved some heart- H
Mr. Maughan In common with" tho J
rest of the local republicans, feels that
It Is duo to the party, no less than to
Mr. Larson of Paradise, that the clcc-
tlon contest should he carried to a. jH
higher court. 1 1
The present outcome is evidently
tho result of a state of things which,
to put It very mildly, has an extremely Sl
shady appearance, H
Mr. Maughan has gone energetically i
to workiii this affair and has raised a
goodly sum towards a furthor light tho
case. If the other precincts do any- IH
thing approximating AVellsvillo the H
Supreme COurt will have an apportun- iiH
lty to pass on the contest. I IH
Ths l'a;.i) of the 01:1 World. ' jH
Palestine, at tho present tlmo Is
the Palestine of two or three thou-
sand years ago, as far as- tho habits H
and customs of the people are concern- j
cd. Their houses tiro built just about . H
the same. They make their clothes ' H
in tho bamo paterns. They till tho : H
ground In tho same primitive ways jH
that wtis prevalent In Abraham's time. '
But agencies tire now at work that H
threaten to change tho cntlro condl- H
tlons in that famous old world land. H
Tho first real step that) lead towards H
a change was when I ha French a few jH
jears ago built a lull road from Joppa H
toJerusalciu, but now the Americans H
have appeared upon 1 he scene. Amcr- ll
lean plows are now taking the placo ; hH
of tho old wcodOn p:ov of tho ancients. Il
American reapers aie cutting uio ih
grain nnd American steam threashers ll
aro whistling about Damascus, and il
an American Hour mill grinds the ll
wheat Into flour. ll
In a few ycais if ynu .should visit ll
Palestine jou will ride from Joppa up 1'jl
to Jerusalem In :;n American car, you 3:l
will be hauled to ;m American hotel lill
in tin American bu-.s. You will rldo !
about the country in an American lll
carriage. In time the old mud roofed fll
houso of tho ancients will glvo placo ,' ''IH
to tho improved house of tho present, ' H
and Palestino will taken now life and 1 H
assume uu importance In the modern i H
world that charautori'd her In tho j IH
olden times 4,00.) year-i ao. a H
!--t of tr'.'.y T.;t)0. lBj
Chief Klr.iil.ln, imi of tho once SfHI
great Wolawuro Indian tribe, has Just MlV
died !n his llttlo log hut on tho banks 'Mlfl
of tho Itaritan, noar Lobaasa, Pa. In BllH
compliance with his oft-oxprcssed ; uiH
with tho old man was burlod in tho , h
shadow of a great elm troe his fore- llfl
fathom usod to sit In solemn council. JH
Klaukla, who was in his ninoty-eev-. HljH
onth year, was a noted warrior In hlg -,IIH