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I Wednesday April 26th Set
I Aside By Club
Tho Commercial Roosters club hold
n very important meeting Tuesday ev
ening at which many questions of vi
tal Import woro discussed. A largo
number of Doosters were present.
Tho secretary reported over ono
hundred Inquiries recolvcd from east
ern pcoplo through tho Utah Develop
ment Lcaguo as to desirable orchard
and agricultural lands. Tho letters
wore digested and referred to mem
bers ot tho various real estato firms
Jn this city, so that if -they desired
thoy could writo to thoso who were
inquiring and tell them what sections
can bo bought for tho purposo named.
Two now members wero admitted
to tho confinos of tho club, namely:
John O. Peterson nnd Dr. S. E. Nelson.
It was decided to have a Cleanup
day, and after discussion, Wednesday,
April 26th, from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m. was
sot apart for that purposo. Mayor
Anderson, It Is understood, will lssuo
n proclamation declaring a halt holt
day on this occasion. Tho club hopes
that all citizens of tho city will co
operate In tho matter and help mako
, this another annual clean up day a
gigantic success. It Is bcllovcd that
k - tho colleges and scflbols will tall in '
lino and render tho samo valualbo as-'
slstanco which thoy grfvo last year.
Letters will also 'bo sent to tho blsh-
ops of tho wards and ibo different
ministers of the city to give It out
in tholr respectivo places of worship,
so that each citizen will do his or her
share to make Logan what sho has
always claimed to bo, "spotless town."
Tho street committee of tho club
will net In tho capacity of overseers of i
tho Job and will have under their Im-
mcdlato caro tho different teams and
squads. Everyono interested will meet
at tho Thatcher bank corner nt 8 p. m.
on tho mornig named with utensils
ready to go to work. A refreshment
wagon, under tho supervision of tho
' entcrtnlnmont committto will be thero
to dispense "good cheer" to tho willing
Tho Curl Credit syttom was still
being pushed, nnd it is hoped within
a short time to have tho system Insti
tuted horo In this city.
Last evening tho dlfforont commit
tees interested In Horao Fair day,
met in tho club rooms to outllno
plnns for tho occasion, and also to
mnko propor accommodation for
May 1st, tho day on which tho fnlr
is to bo hold. From all Indications a
largo crowd will bo In attondanco and
horses from many parts of tho coun
try will tako part.
Great Interest Taken
In BY. C. Opera
"Tho Mocking Iilrd," tho opora pre
sented by tho students of tho B. Y.
Collcgo so successfully, is still cre
ating considerable lntorcst and an
other record breaking crowd was on
hand to witness last night's perform
ance, which wont off vory smoothly.
Owing to tho popular demand, tho
piece will bo repoatoJ noxt Friday ov-
J cnlng at Nibloy hall. This tlrao it will
bo presented in behalf ot tho Sunday
schools, and Mutual Improvomont
workers of tho stake nnd should bo
well patronized .
Tho I). Y. College Opera company
has Just closed negotiations with tho
Urlgham City Thoatro company to
nppcnr thoro noxt Tuesday night. An
excursion train will lonvo Logan Tnes
day mornig at 8 oclock, leaving Brig
hnm to return homo, dlroctly after
tho performance. Tho return faro to
Btlghnm City will bo ono dollar nnd
a quarter, nnd It Is anticipated that h
largo crowd will go to tho Peach city
on that day.
Roosevelt Brands Detainers in
Public Loiter
Tho following letters nnd investiga
tion taKen against tho scurrilous mng
nzlno writers on tho conditions exist
ing In tho Mormon church .will bo
of some Interest to raauy of our read
ers: Tbo Deseret News ou Much 'J, ad
dressed n letter to Thcodoro Roosevelt'
tiBklng him for a statement In answer
to charges laid in current magazine
articles to tho effect that a bargain
had been entered Into between him
and high officlnls of tho churcr, look
ing to tho political advancement of
certain men and for other purposes.
Tho letter to Mr. Roosevelt said, in
"Tho Deseret News, tho official or
gan of tho 'Mormon' Church, has paid
no special attention to tho many scur
rilous articles printed by several mag
azines lately, and had not Intended to
dignify tho articles la Pearson's by a
denial. Wo now note, however, that It
is being quoted to Bomo extent and
feel that silence on tho part ot tho
Church organ may bo construed by
somo as an admission of tho truth
of tho cbargos. Wo would like very
much, therefore, if you have no ob
jections, if you would kindly forward
us over your signature a statement of
whatever nature you desire regarding
tho charges abovo quoted."
Sovernl extracts, charging a deal
between tho "Mormon" Church and
the" Republican party, wero quoted in
tho letter from Pearson's magazine.
Mr. Roosevelt's secretary replied
that tho former president was then
on a tour, but that tho matter would
bo called to his attention as soon as
practicable Mr. Roosevelt answered
tho letter of Tho Dosorot Nows, March
27, Btatlng that ho had received a
similar lottor from Isaac Russell,
that ho had replied to it, and that it
would answer tho questions submitted
to htm.
Frank Harper, secretary to tho for
ldont, said In his letter to The News
of March 27:
'Mr. Roosevelt desired mo to ack
nowledge rocolpt of your letter and
to saya that some time ago ho wroto
to a gontloman on tho Now York
Times, himself a 'Mormon,' in nnBwor
to n letter from.hlm, a letter of which
1 will send you a copy as soon ns wo
get back to Now York."
Tho letter appearing In this week's
lssuo of Collier's Weekly is tho letter
i of erred to by Mr. Roosevelt. Tho lot
tor in full Is ns follows:
Mr. Roosevelt's Letter to Mr. Russell.
Now York, Fob. 17, 1011.
My Dear Mr. Russell:
I thank you for your lottor calling
my attention to tho chargos mado
against mo In connection with an al
leged bargain with tho "Mormon"
Church of Utah. Tho letter you en
closed contains a quotation from n
magazine which states that "Theodore
Roosovolt lilmBclt mado tho bargain
with tho 'Mention' Church, which ox
lets to this day." It then contlnuos
that "tho Church agreed to ileliver to
Roosevelt tho electoral votes of Utah,
Wyoming ,and Idaho in exchange tor
thrco things: (1) A cessation ot the
movomont and agitation within tho
Republican party for an nraendment
to tho federal Constitution giving to
Congress tho power to leglslato con
iei.iing plural marrlago nnd pnlygipi
ous living; (2) n defenso of Rend
Smoot, npostlo and representative ot
tho 'Mormon' hierarchy, ns a Senator
of tho United States, and for his ro
tentlon of his sent in tho senate, and
(3) a disposition of federal patronago
In Utah and surrounding states In
obedlouco to tho wish ot tho 'Mor
mon' hierarchy expressed to tho fod
eral administration through Smoot.'
It Is a Ilttlo difficult to know how
Contlnuod on Pago 2,
Committee of Five; to Conduct
The NeW Lorimer Investigation
Kp Pjfc- wHyVORKS? i JBc.Trri".T ""1
Senator La Kolletto reopened the Lorimer ncundnl when hu Introduced a
resolution nppolntliiK a select committee df live to Investigate charges of cor
ruption In the election of William Lnnnier aud to report tlielr findings to tho
senate. An extmoidinary feature of I ho resolution is that It names the five
senators instead of directing a standing committee to make tho investigation.
Another unique feature of the mraHuio Is that nil five are now members of
the senate. They nre John D. Works of California, mi Insurgent: Charles IJ.
Townsend of Michigan, n "near" insurgent, and Georga P. McLean, a regular
from Connecticut, with John W. Kern of Indiana and Atlne Pomcrcnoof Ohio'
hotb Democrats. '
Mr. S. B. Ulmer representing tho
Oregon Short Lino Engineering De
partment arrived in tho city last
evening to go over tho. survoys bo
tween Logan and tho west sldo. Mr.
Ulmer met with tho railroad commit
teo of tho Commerclnl-Tioostors club
last ovenlng, togothor with 'Messrs.
Ezra Ricks, H. W. Dalian', W. W.
Roundy and C. A. Rceso o' Benson,
where tho matter was talked over in
all its phases. Tho engineer in com
pany with tho committee, "presidency
of tho commercial club, and tho
Benson pcoplo nro looking over tbo
various routes today.
Tho commlttco on right-of-way havo
been busy and havo succeeded in
getting a great many pcoplo to sign
up providing tho lino Is run on tho
north routo. After Investigating con
ditions Mr. Ulmer will mako his re
port to tho head offlco at Salt Lake
City, and tho club will later bo nd
vised as to tho decision.
Logan Will Have
A Fair in September
From all Indications Logan will havo
ono of tho greatest county fairs to
tho history of this lnterraountaiii ci-.m
try. Tho piopos i on, ns It now stands,
It tn liavo ono hundred eonU'on and
citizens of this city to plcdgo the
ndvanco expense of tho proposition,
and with tho preliminaries properly
financed, It Is confidently bcllovcd
that tho money can very oaslly bo re
imbursed to thorn out of the receipts
of tho fnlr.
It Is iroposod to hold tho fair
sometime In Sptomber. Tho live stock
exhibit and tho races will bo held on
tho city park, whllo tho horticultural,
agricultural and poultry exhibit will
bo held In tho Auditorium.
As tho mattor now stands consldor
nblo cnthuslnsm prevails In holding
this fnlr, and with tho solid help of
tho Commorclnl-noostcrs thoro. Is no
Ju3t ronson why tho undertaking
should not ho a successful ono.
Wo received word yestorday that
Miss Mildred Haws of Hyruin, died
Mondny ovenlg nt 9 o'clock from leak
age of tho hca-t. Tho young lady bad
been suffering for over n year from
tho ailment. Sho wns tho daughter ot
Edwin Hnws, formerly of Logan, nnd
was 21 yoars of ago.
At tho First ward Parents class last
Sunday, Sheriff N. W. Crokston de
livered a talk on prohibition nnd con
ditions as they exist In Logan at tho
present time. Tho class being very
largo thoy woro unablo to hold forth
In tholr regular class room, thenco
convened to tho largo room In tho Tab
ernacle. Tho sheriff Is very much in
earnest on tho prohibition question
and is undoubtedly doing what ho
can to uphold tho law as ovory offi
cer Bbould do.
Tho shoriff stated that during tho
days of open saloons In Logan thoro
was taken in for liquor ovory day ex
cept Sundays from $100.00 to $550.00.
Figuring 300 working days to tho
yoar this would mean from $120,000
to $1G5,000 spent annually for liquor
in Logan City or Just about twlco tho
amount that tho citizens of Logan
pay In taxes.
Tho sheriff strongly maintains
and says ho is prepared to provo bo
yond doubt thnt not more thnn ono
tenth is spent in Logan City nnd
Cncho county for liquor now than was
spent in tho days of open saloons. Ho
states that conditions morally aro bet
tor In every roBpcct. Tho young peo
plo who used to spond tholr monoy
In tho saloons moro for pnstlmo than
bocnuso thoy wanted tho liquor, aro
now not buying liquor nor spending
tholr Umo In tho saloons ns hereto
fore. Shoriff Ramos nlso states that ono
tonth will cover tho nmount of liquor
consumed at present as comparod
with tbo. amount usod prior to the'
tlmo snloons woro closed. Tho shoriff
considers that it would bo a dlsgrnco '
to tho Inhabitants of Logan to reopen '
saloons nnd that it would bo a manl-'
est lack of Interest In Logan's future
both from n moral senso as well as'
from a business standjlnt, bocnuso'
monoy spent in tho saloons ho nvors,
docs not mnko times bettor, but dls
onnbloa that mnn from paying his dry
goods nnd grocorv bills nnd providing
for his family with necessities. Hoi
proposes to do what ho can to pre
vent tho oponlg of saloons In Logan
City. Tho shoriff Rtnted tint thoro
aro n certain class of pcoplo nt pres
ent who nro making tho statement
that moro liquor Is consumed now
tlnn prjcxr to tho tlmo tho saloons
wore olopod, but ho maintains this Is
simply dono liv thoso who deRiro tho
snloons oppnnd up to satisfy their own
wants and taste j.
Serves His Party Best Who
Serves Couilry Best
Washington, D. C, April 18. (Spo
Jal). Tho President of thoso United
States has Congress onco moro "up
on his hands," and unless till signs
fail ho will hao Congress with him
nil summer, for the Democrats, now
In power for tho first tlmo In sixteen
jcais, havo outlined a most .mliltliius
t07i?m. Thoy hco proinlhcd, bo fjr
us tho Hoiisq is cum erne I remedial
l -.tuition nffe ",y tin i:ttf, the
p-ssaeo of a r j" .it n sil . Ill: t i
tho Stntcs for ratification n constitu
tional nmendment providing for the
election of U. 8. senators by popular
vote; tho enactment into law of a
bill providing for tho publication of
campaign contributions and disburse
ments befort election; tho admission
o: Arizona and Now Mexico us saces,
and flnnlly tho ratification of tho i.nn
adl?n reciprocity pact. This program,
rutlluod by Speaker Clark, in n voiy
bln'fted and hlgi minded speech, re
ceived salvos ot applauso from his
1 leraoc.rntlc brethren on the opening
day of Congress and emphnsVed the
unanimity which has characterized tho
action ot tho majority alnco their ns
tumbling In tho capital cltv of tho
nation to,loik nftor tho pooplo'n busi
ness. T.vo sontonces from Mr. ClatK's
speech t II tho character of lu mmi
who now Nlt'i't. the gavel in a Demo
cratic llouso, nnd who stands spour.or
for th icforns pledged to tin coun
try by tho Sii'i locrntls In tho lust Na
tional campaign. "No man is ft to
bo n Inw-f.iwr for n mighty people
who yields to tho domands ttr.d unit
citations of tho few having access to
his ear," said Speaker Clark, "but Is
forgetful of that vast multltudo who
may never hear his volco or look into
his fnco." Tho othor sentence, quite as
strong and ovory bit ns statesmaulikt,
was Mr. Clark's closing utterance "Ho
f-crves his partyfbest, who servo his
country best."
judging from tho number ot bills
Introduced, looking to tho improve
ment ot particular rlvors and otroams
throughout tho country, and whit li
havo beon referred to tho rivers and
harbors ommttteo of tho Housu, thero
will bo lots of work before th-i com
mittee v'.iun It begins consldornt'cn of
the nniL.il rlvor nnd harbor bill Leg
islation of n rlvor and harbor charac
ter Is ret expected, howovor nt tho
present session of Congress, Speaker
t'lurk, In his speech nt tho opening
sosslon of tho llouso having been spe
cific In tho legislation to bo enacted
during tho oxtrnordlnary session nnd
which did not Includo mention of anv
npproprlnlfors for watorway lmproo
inenls. The National Rlvors anl liar
born rntiKifss, whlcn has pors'r.teutiy
need Uo"gres8 to adopt thi anniiii!
feature of rlvor nnd harbor bili-s re.t'
W.i'a I! Hi there Is still much '.o do in
tho way of education to tho end thai
tho precedent ot annual bills bo es
tablished, Although annual appropria
tions for waterways and harbors
havo been urged by formor commit
teos ot Congress dealing with tbo
subject, its: accomplishment rests
vlth tho Sixty-1 'Ciiu.l Congroflo .and
to bring this Aju'm d ond n'mut tho
National Rivera 'ind ''arbors O Microsis
will bond over.v effort to shnv Con
press that cennumy lies lines: of tho
legislation now going on for Improv
ed wnturways
Speaker Champ Clark Is tho pos
sessor of a gavel that has a romantic
history attached to It, but according to
somo ot tho Spoakor's Domocratlc as
sociates, 13 BUgrjestlvo of ghost-Infcnblt-od
regions and "spooks." According
to tho history sent along with tho
gavel, It is mado from wood tn'xon
from tho apron log of nn oM mill
dam In Rail County, Mo., which Mr.
I Clarks calls tho great Mesopotamia!!
Conditions on Coast Aro lin fl
proving, H
Mr. (leorgo F. Thatcher, Cashlor ot H
Thatcher IlrotlierB Ranking company,
returned yesterday from San Francis- M
co, whoroho has been spending a H
fow weeks with his brother Leo, who l
linB been on tbo const for somo time l
rccuporatlng, in tho hopes of regain- jM
Ing his bonlth. Mr. Thatcher's mother H
wont with him, nnd did not return to H
Logan, sho having decided to remain.
a few weeks longer with her bod,
whom Mr. Thatcher reports somewhat H
Improved tn health. H
Mr. Thatcher reports conditions
flourishing on tho coast. The weather
at San Francisco is about tho same H
as here, whllo twonty miles south th H
balmy soutborn cllmato is reached, H
nnd a decidedly warmer condition pro- H
vails .Tho monoy market has been H
tight, not on nccount of any nppnr- H
ont scarcity, but tho bankers seeming H
somewhat rctlcont ns to letting it out. H
Conditions nro Improving now, and H
there 1r plonty ot money on frst class H
Tho city has greatly Improved in
buildings nnd Improvements during H
tho past two years, tho rcsldcnco dls- H
trlct havntg undcrgono practically a H
complcto change. Market Btrcct Is
taking on its old tlmo business air, H
nnd proporty valuos on tho const aro H
soaring into tho clouds incident to H
tho coming of tho big fnlr. !
Tho Utah colony nro all comfortably !
domiciled nt tho Goldon Clato City. H
Our old frlond Mr. C. D. W. Fullmer H
Is holding down his position nt th ,H
American Natlonnl Bank, as is also
Mr. nroborg. Dr. Joseph Thatcher Is iH
busy, at hlB profession, nnd Miss Hat- if
tla Thatchor has worked up a flour- IJ
iBhlng business In millinery. Hani H
Hansen Is engaged In real estate, In- H
surnnco, stocks and bonds. Miss Jo-
Bophlno Tnhtchor and hor mother am H
comfortably located in tho Sunset H
Mr. Thatcher opened up his desk
bright and early ycBlcrday morning, L
nnd nt a lato hour last evening was H
busy pouring over correspondence H
that has occumulatcd during his nb- H
Tbo bond meeting scheduled, will t 'H
bo held at Clarkston in tho meeting iH
of thnt placo on Frldny night ot this H
wcok nt 8 oclock. Tho county commts- H
sloncrs will explain tho object nnd
nood of tho bonds nnd enlighten the H
pooplo ns to tho disposition ot the H
funds. It will bo n taxpayers meeting, H
nnd all should turn out. H
district of tho western world. Tho H
mill was built by Ploncor Enoch Mnt- M
son, In 1817, nnd was tho first grist H
mill built north ot tho Missouri river. B
Onco upon n tlmo, so tho story goes, H
an Indian maid fell In lovo with a H
Missouri "pnlofaco," Thoy eloped B
and tho brldo's father ,an Indian chief, lK
called his braves nnd ongnged in bat- B
tlo with a number ot whites at tbo vWi
old mill slto. Indian spirits, It Is do- all
claod havu haunted tho spot over KB
slnco. Thoro Is whoro tho creepy sen- 'mm
satlon gets to working, but tho speak- 1L
or ot tho Sixty-second Congress E
doesn't tako much stock In those bBS
things, for ho has learned thnt a 4 'WSf
good husky pair of Missouri mules rW?li
bad pulled tho old mill dam log out iv?ul
ot tho mud and sand, and that to hia IflHl'.
broko tho Bpoll, frr thoro Is nothing fB
moro BUggcstlvo ot prosperity thnn a ;
flno pair ot Missouri mules, kreakor '
Clark, In accepting tho omblom of !
power nnd authority, sontenllously S P
said: "I thank tho pcoplo of Rnltr t
county, Mo., for presenting this gavel, wH
and I hopo thoy will bo ns onthtiBins-
tlo about mo wbon I lay It down ni lH
thoy aro now." r-Jl

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