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Gee, but it was cold yesterday
A morning. At 6 o'clock the thcrmome
tor at the loading station registered
20 degrees below zero, and at 8 a.
m., it was six below in town, and
the sun was shining, too. Going
some. Park Record.
Shucks I Who said panic? No
body in this neck of the wopds knows
what the word means, except as a
matter of hearsay evidence, as the
i S lawyers say. And talk about scar-
J city of money. Shucks. Awhile ago,
in the now hazy past, when, in spite
of ourselves, a sor of panicky feel
ing over some of us merely in sym
pathy with conditi.ns down East,
we were scared an'l couldn't help
but squeeze onto the dollars which
happened along our way with a lit
Ac lighter grip than usual, and mon
ey was really scarce for a little time.
But now it's different, as you will
readily agree, if you stop and think
i moment. Mt. Pleasant Pyramid.
Bucking the Bell.
In the effort to hold its own in
Bingham the Bell Telephone Co. has
re-entered politics and had its local
manager, Francis Qttinn, appointed
town clerk. The Bell 'phone is about
down' and out in Bingham between
Quinn and its lavor troubles, and
I while the Independent has increased
its list to over 200, the Bell has Tost
more than the Independent has pick
ed up. Bingham Bulletin.
Ray's Rough Ride.
Ray Holdaway, Provo's eminent
young pianist, arrived home from
Germany Tuesday night, safe and
seasick. His stomachic condition is
not to be wondered at since the old
"salts" who have crossed the briney
sixteen times have become seasick.
The captain said it was the roughest
voyage in seven years. The Maur
itania, with her 32,300 tons, was
tossed about like a little straw, in
spite of the fact that she is 800 feet
. . f. long. Utah County Democrat.
The Jail Birds Feast.
Sheriff Keltcr treated his several
prisoners at the county jail to a rab
bit dinner last Friday. He killed
the game himself,while Deputy Sher
iff Ferguson served the meal. Em
ery County Progress.
Alexander Ellis was awarded $1,-
j,j jl 000 damages in his suit against J. C.
?' Nelson and James Olcr of Pleasant
Grove. On January 4th the defend
ants walloped the plaintiff and broke
two ribs, so he retaliated with a
damage suit for $10,000 but the jury
figured that $1,000 would repay the
man for his distress. Provo Enquirer,
Long Talk for a Plunk.
And now if one in Moab wishes to
talk to his neighbor in Monticello
it is not necessary to make a trip
sixty-five miles over a desert road.
All he will have to do is to pay ht3
dollar, call Monticello on the phone
and proceed to talk. The construc
tion work on the line was completed
Wednesday and the first message
transmitted Wednesday afternoon.
It is now possible to talk from Monti
cello to Thompsons, a distance of one
hundred miles, and plans are being
made to extend the line to Grayson
and possibly to Bluff. Grand Valley
A Transgressor Tried.
Amasa Smith of Garlard embezzled
about $800 from the R. M. B. Tel.
Co., he being the manager at that
point, and thought to make good his
escape, but through the activity of
Sheriff Josephson, the man was ap-1
prehended at Pocatello by the sheriff
there, who brought h'm down as far
as Collinston Monday, where De
puty Sheriff Wight met him and
brought the prisoner to Brigham.
He is now calmly reflecting over his
act in the county jail. Box Elder
Diana and the Stork.
It is quite a pretty sight to see our
successful midwife, Mrs. Diana Dor
rity, astride a horse and galloping
thiough the muddy streets to visit
her patients. And when not in a
hurry, returning home, the lady has
thai imperceptible equestrian art, ol
causing the steed to prance, whilst
she sits gracefully rigid as a be
spangled circus rider. Fillmore P.
Bad Outlook for Dairies.
There has not been as long a
stretch of good sleighing for many
years as we arc enjoying this winter,
but from the best informatiocn we
can get there is not as much snow
in the mountains as usual. It is
feared by many of our farmers that
unless the weather softens up in the
near future so as to give a chance for
more snow fall in the mountains,
water will be water next summer, if
we get any. Wasatch Wave.
The storm of the first of the week
did not precipitate much snow in the
valley, but from reports considerable
has fallen in the mountains. Farmers
arc somewhat encouraged and it be
gins to look as if sufficient snow will
fall to make our water supply abun
dant next summer. Iron County
Randolph has almost put on the
air of a city since its net work of
wires. Success to the telephone
company, as every improvement is a
step 'to progression, and adds to the
value of property. Rich County
Josiah's Jolly Job.
J. F. Gibbs, plenipotentiary extra
ordinary of the "American Party,"
fired the first shot of that organiza
tion in Beaver last Monday night.
About forty or fifty persons were in
attendance at the Opera House. Mr.
Gibbs handled his subject alright but
his converts to the "American" ranks
are nil. The auditors listened atten
tively to what the speaker had to
say, but the impression scorned to
prevail that the "American" party
would only get a very slight hold in
Beaver. Beaver Press.
The Poor Not Forgotten.
Tony Wheeler of Salt Lake City
was in Nephi last Tuesday arranging
for a rabbit hunt on the "Ridge," on
February 2, at which time 200 gun
ners from Salt Lake will come down
on a special train. They desire that
we furnish teams and pickers, giv
ing us the bounty, and they will take
the rabbits to Salt Lake and dis
tribute them among the poor. Uephi
The Inquisition Revived.
Sheriff Henroid has issued an or
,dcr that all saloons of the county
must close on Sunday and in conse
quence the thirsty public of Mam
moth, Robinson and Silver City will
remain thirsty from 12 o' clock to
night until midnight tomorrow.
This is Funny.
A bashful bachelor of Salina who
had a leap year hint, called in yes
terday and asked the editor how.
long girls should be courted. We
told him to try them just as he
would short girls only reach higher.
A Young Taft Arrived.
The wife of Horace Eldridgc pre
sented her husband with a fine boy
Monday night. It only weighed fif
' teen pounds. Preston News.
It is suggested that the "bloody
curve" on the Short Line railway be
abolished before it becomes a human
slaughter rcn, as in fact it might be
called without impropriety now.
The last or rcriiaps we would bet
ter say latest horror there on Sun
day last is so sickening that the
mind instinctively turns from it for
A BLOW AT TAFT. H
President makers doubtless read B
with interest that Gov. Hughes 01 H
New York at last has come openly H
into the field as a Presidential candi- H
date. In response to an invitation H
to address the Republican Club of H
New York, which had appointed a H
committee to work for his uomina- H
tion, he responded, accepting the in- H
vitation and adding: H
"I can not fail to recognize the' H
great honor which the nomination H
'would confer or the obligation or H
service which it would impose. Nor H
should I care to be thought lacking H
in appreciation to the confidence and
esteem which prompt the efforts ot H
those who sincerely desire to bring H
it about. The matter is one for the H
party to decide, and whatever its de- H
cision I shall be content."
A New York paper declares that H
this action of the Governor removes H
the seventy-eight votes of New York H
in the Republican National Convcn- H
tion from the list of Taft possibili- B
tics. As long as the Governor's posi- HJ
tion seemed to be in doubt it was pos- HJ
siblc for the followers of the National H
Administration, led by Represents- HJ
live Parsons, Chairman of the Re- H
publican County Committee of New H
York County to hold back the party
organization and prevent it from IJ
committing itself to Hughes. This
possibility is now ended.
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Mr. Darwin P. Kingslcy, President HH
of the New York Life Insurance HJ
Company, has distinguished himself H
by printing, in the form of an adver H
tiscment, a declaration against the HJ
insurance laws, as passed on the re- HJ
commendation of the Armstrong HJ
Committee. The delicate feature of IJ
the performance is that, as this com- IJ
pany is "mutual," the policy-holders H
pay for the publication of these ar- IJ
gunients. They pay, in other words, H
for an attempt to defeat the laws
passed for their protection. Nerve II
is a quality of considerable varia- BV
tion; some have it, some not; and JH
Mr. Kingslcy perhaps deserves to be HH
numbered among those who arc HH
somewhat generously endowed. It HJ
will probably never be said of him IJ
that he died as a consequence of ab HJ
normal self-distrust. IJ
WILSON WHISKEY, That's all. H
Willi a few cigars we have that's suf- H
fii'icnr, and they are good cigars ton. HJ
RIEGER & LINDLEY, H
The Whiskey Merchants. H