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As Portrayed Last Sunday by
BI H Roberts
A Strangers First Impression
on Arriving in i Utah and
Beholding Her Scenery
An Honest and Industrious
People are Not Licentious
and BloodThirsty
The weather being fine on Sunday
induced a very large congregation to
attend the services held in the Meet
inghouse After the usual opening ser
vices Elder Frank Taylor said he was
proud to know that he was a Latter
day Saint The speaker felt this more
forcibly a short time ago when a gen
tleman with whom he acquainted
talked to him of the corruptions and
licentiousness of the Mormon people
hI wish you were not a Mormon Mr
Taylor said I tho man has t am in
terested in you and think it is a pity
you should spend your time among
such people I am truly sorry you are
one of these people I thanked him
for his kind intentions and told him
I was Yty proud of being a Mormon
and that I thought he had the boot on
the wrong foot because the Latter
day Saints were the best people on the
face of tile whole earth and that they
were the people who enjoyed their
liberty and freedom more than any
other religious body I then asked
him to compare himself and see
if he could find where he had done
more good to the world than I had or
if ha had any nine liberties or if IKJ
treated his fellowbe114 with any
more humanity lie said Well Mr
TaylorI dont mean you L mean the
Mormons I believe you are all right
U Well said I you certainly mean
the as I am a Latterdiy Saint md
am proud to belong to this despised
peoplebut who me greatly blessednev
ertheless On my mission with Eider
B H Roberts 1 have observed the
great difference between this people
and those living outside of this inter
mountain legion This wi forcibly
brought to my mind when tr rv Ling
over the U P l R it Sime tim MI e
In the car where I was were two
young men who were talking to an
old gentleman and telling him what a
fine country Wyoming was The old
gentleman watched for the fine coun
try when we went through that State
but failed to see it in the same way
the boys did When he passed Evan
stonand crossed the line into Utah be
exclaimed Why this is beginning to
look like a good country The boys
told him that he was now in the Mor
mon country and they were very
disappointed because he thought Utah
better than Wyoming They then
told him stories of Danites and de
stroying angels and how he would
hare te protect himself etc He
listened very patiently for a long time
and when nearing Ogden arose and
said Gentlemen this may be true
that you are telling me but this people
are undoubtedly a very industrious
class and they must be honest to be
industrious i and people that are
honest and industrious are not the
licentious and bloodthirsty people you
tell me the Mormons are Well
said tho boy uthe Mormons are all
slaves and have to pay a tenth of all
they possess to support a lot of fat
priests in Stlt Lake city Well
said the gentleman I dont know
how they do but from the looks of
things it wouldnt hurt you folks in
Wyoming to try the same way If
you travel from the East or North or
South you can see what the land was
before the Mormons got here as in
some of the territories the country b s
not been made to blossom as Utah has
been by the Mormons We can see the
workings of the Lord and we cannot
help but acknowledge His hand
Elder B U Roberts next addressed
the congregation lIe referred to an
incident in the life of the Savior
which touched on the principles
spoken of by the previous speaker
When the Savior was preaching in the
region where He was raised His doc
trine touched the hearts of His hear
ers and they marveled and said
Never spake man such truth as this
man does But the Pharisees and
lawyers triejj to neutralize his teach
ings by asking whether the elders
upheld Him and hence did lIe get
teachings These learned men am
not study His doctrine but rejected it
on account of its humble origincrying
out Can any good come out of
Nazareth And so it is with men in
our day They will reject good not
from its intrinsic value but because
of Its origin Only the common peo
ple will accept truth from whatever
origin it springs for it is well known
that all great achievements both
temporal and spiritual come from the
masses and not from the classes Then
is it a wonder that the doctrine of the
Latterday Saints is not received
when the Saviors doctrine was re
jected Not long since in traveling
I happened to sit close to a gentleman
who was talking to a lady und telling
her that he knew where Joseph Smith
was born and how low and humble
his parents were and said he could
not understand how people could
believe in a prophet whosv origin was
so humble 1 tried to join in this con
versation but could not so I contented
myself with reflections and they sere
something like this If we trace the
origin of the Son of God I wonder if
it will have any preatige over the
origin of Joseph Smith Joseph the
husband of Marywas a carpenter and
Joseph Smiths father was a farmer
and a farmer is just as good as a car
penter This puts me in mind of an
incident A young man who was a
deserter from the English army came
to America and after traveling
around a good deal finally came out
Mere and in loafing around he became
acquainted with one of our young
mountain girls In conversing with
her he said The only objection I
have to America is that you have no
aristocrats The young lady wanted
to know what an aristocrat was
Why said he people of leisure
with money who dont do anything
for a living Ohl said the girl we
have plenty of them only we call
them TRAMPS And I say that the
fanner who makes two blades of grass
grow where only one giew before and
in fact all tradesmen carpenters
blacksmiths etc are the true nobility
of the earth Jesus Christ was born
in a stable and cradled in a manger
and I dont think you can find a more
humble cradle or a lower origin
than that Jesus said because the
world hates you therefore I have i
chosen you out of the world The
country the Savior was in was overran
with lawyers and learned wen and
they sent to the Savior to try and
entrap him into saying something
against Ceasir At one time they
asked him if it wis right to pay tribute
to To isar for thy thought getting
him to commit himself they could
have him tried before amagistrateand
as the Jews had a strong inclination
to revolt at this time to say anything
against Ceasar cc as a very gxevious
offense But the Savior cave an
answer Render unto Ceasar that
which is Ceasars anti unto God
that which is Gods This reply
completely baffled t1lam > i But the
Savior triuLan < L do th cvIC oerf rHv I
lawful They made him carry his
cio > s befoie the rabhle and stripped
him of l his dsihes and cruci1 ell him
between two thieves and L would ask
was Joseph Smiths death any more
humiliating I amer no These
enemies of Joseph Smith tried to make
him commit himsalf and failing in
thii they boasted hat as law could
not leach hint powder and ball couid
and it did as history plainly tolls us
When the Savior sav the women of
Jerusalem weeping for Him as lie
passed with His cross lie said unto
them Weep not for me but for the
judgment which will come upon this
people and Jerusalem The sequel
proved that judgment did surely befall
Life of Sitting Bull and the Indain
The Life of Sitting Bull and the In
dian War is the title of a new work
by the famous writer and lecturer W
Fletcher Johnson Author of The
Johnstown Flood The fever heat to
which public excitement has bean
aroused by reason of the pending In
dian War makes the publication of
this great work one of special interest
and importance and every patriotic
American should read it The book
comprises a graphic and fascinating
story of the greatest Indian Nation a
full and authentic lifeQof Sitting Bull
the foremost of American Indians a
viVid and realistic description of the
Messiah Craze and Ghost Dance and i
a full history of the great Indian War
of 189091 The volume teems with
incidents more thrilling than romance
and fully establishes the fact that
truth is stranger than fiction In it
are to be found in all their wild reality
and vivid savagery a Hying history
of the Sioux Nation from the earliest
time to the present day graphic de
scriptions of their peculiar manners
and strange castoaa tHir dismasting I
dog feasts and weinl sunlanoe their
religious beliefs and ceremonies etc
General Miles General Caster Buffalo
Bill Sitting Bull hell I Cloud White
Eagle etc are prominent figures in
thrilling and bloodcurdling story The
book which is profui ely illustrated
throughout is gotten up in tho finest i
style of the bookmakers art and re
flects the greatest credit on all con
cerned in its production We predict
for it an enormous sale It is sold by
subscription The General Agents for
the Pacific Coast are the wellknown
enterprising house the Pacific Pub
lishing Co San Francisco and Port
land See their advert cement in an
another column
War GILLIGAN the min on whom
the police found a kit of burglar tflols I
some time ago was arrested by sight
watchman Allied at the depot Tuesday I
night and was taken before Justice
Noon this morning charged with steal
ing an overcoat from the Council Bar
saloon btlougiiic to Mr1 r Kiley one
of the proprietors of that institution
The prisoner had the overcoat with
him when arrested HP plead guilty
and was bed yuo Not being able to
pay the same he absent t to jail for
sixty days hard labor
Alfred Tomlinson Secures
500 Damages
Forlnjuries Sustained In Bong
Ejected from a U P
Freight Train
Fourteen Italians on Trial for
Engaging in a Riot at
Castle Cate
Court resumed session at 10 oclock
The case of American Fork city TS
C M Boley was compromised by de
fendant and appeal dismissed
Henry Warner a boy 14 years of
age was arraigned on a charge of
burglary alleged to have been com
mitted in December last at Fillmore
Millard county by breaking into the
residence of John Kelly of that place
He took the statutory time to plead
The case of Provo city vs St V
Lo Sieur was set for March 14 1891
Peter Nelson No 1 was excused for
the term from further services as a
petit juror
Adelbert Cazler entered a plea of
not guilty to the charge of adultery
The case was not set owing to Judge
Powers one of the attorneys for de
fendant being absent
Court adjourned until 10 oclock
Tuesday morning
Jos Place and thirteen others were
arraigned on a charge of riot alleged
to have been committed at Castle
Gate Emery county Utah on the
22d of February 1891 by unlawfully
assembling and flourishing pistols
Xmvea and other weapons A G
Sdliienand attorney for the defend
ants entered a plea of not guilty for
e ch of thorn
Harvey Warner end Stanley Reid
appsirpd and entered a ploa of not
guilty to tho charge of burglary
The case of the People vs J D
Smith and B F Caffrey was called
This is a case in which the defendants
arc charged with selling liquor on
Sunday at Castle Gate Emery county
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J D Smith proprietor of the sa
hou plead guilty and promised to
close his saloon hereafter on Sunday
lie wag sentenced to pay a fine of S50
and c sts
B F Caffrey pleaded a former con
viction having already paid n fine for
this offense
The following names were drawn
from the box to serve as petit jurors
for the rest of tho term Jas Chip
man Parley Draper Wm McKenzie
rank P Lotlg John p Scoot Frank
Carrel Harrison M Fugale Charles
Webb C C Harper L E Riter
The case of Fountain Green vs An
tone Christensen for furious driving
in the streets of Fountain Green was
next called Jacob Johnson ap
peared for the prosecution and W K
Reid for the defendant A jury was
empaneled and the case proceeded
After Reese II Lewellyn and George
Carter testified ae to holding positions
in the corporation Tho attorney for
the defendant contended that the de
cree of the county court making Foun
tain Green a corporation had not been
filed in the office of the county re
corder and he moved for a nonsuit
of the case which was granted
The case of Alfred Tomlinson vs
U P railroad company was called
and a jury empaneled This is a case
in which damages to the amount of
15000 is claimed by the defendant for
being put off a train at American
Fork on the 5th of November 1890
and sustaining injuries thereby Mr
M M Kellogg appeared for the plain
tiff and Parley Williams for the de
On the day mentioned it appears
that the plaintiff had gone to Ameri
can Fork on business on a freight
train and on completing his business
he boarded another freight train for
Pleasant Grove When the conductor
came along he told him in a rash man
ner to get off This was after the
train had started In getting off he
he stumbled and fell and hurt him
self on the left knee and had been
confined to his bed for three weeks
Mr Tomlinson the plaintiff testi
fied he was GO years of age I went to
American Fork on the afternoon of
the 5th of November a freight train
I askod the brakeman if the train went
to American Fork and he told me yes
the conductor came along after the
train started and asked me where I
was going I told him to Pleasant
Grove ho said well this train dont
carry passengers and damn you got
off the train was then going at a
good rate when I stepped off I fell and
hurt my left knee I was assisted on
the freight train that followed and ar
rived at Pleasant Grove where I was
helped home in a buggy and put to
bed I did not get out of bed for three
weeks and then had to move by the
aid of a chair my knee was very paiu
I ftil and very much swolon I was also
I hint in my left side and hand and
arm I was in active condition
previous to this but have not done
any work since the accident I would
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not kayo jumped from the train but
wag afraid I would be thrown
off for the conductor looked angry and
spjke in an angry tone
10 Mr Williams Know the con
ductor by sight think his name is Hil
ton had not rode with him previous to
this I work at the business of putting
up farming machinery the conductor
was the only man OB the car whon I
jumped off he was not the man I asked
about the train the train was going at
a fast rate when I jumped
The court took recess until 2 oclock
When Court resumed session the
case of Alfred Tomlinson vs U P Ry
Company was continued The cross j
examination of the plaintiff was co a
tinuod He said that he did not tell
anyone he had been hurt by a plow
falling OB him did net apply to tho
railroad for damages
J E Gammitt testified he saw do
fendant when he came from AmerIcan
Fork and he helped him from the
train at Pleasant Grove he weuld
have fallen when I helped him down
had I not caught him I saw his leg
and his knee was badly bruised and
swollen he could not attend his work
afterwards lie was in bed about two
weeks and he has not been able to do
any work since
D M Smith Melvin Smith and
W Wadley testified that the train was
in motion when they saw the defend
ant jump from the train
Mrs Tomlinson and Miss Tomlinson
wife and daughter of the defendant
testified as to the helpless condition of
defendant during his illness resulting
from the jumping off the train
The prosecution here rested
Air Hilton was the first witness for
the defense and said I am a eonduc
on the U P Ry remember the cir
cumstance at American Fork told
plaintiff he could not ride on my train
but could ride on the train following
me I told him so before he got on
and told him just as the train started
saw him stagger but could not say
whether ha fell
Mr Honck testified I was brake
man on Hiltons train our train was
an extra ghoard Hilton tell plaintiff
that he could not carry passengers
our train was just moving out when
he got off
To Mr Kdlo JUjgas on the rear
WitSWhMllrJf = Rf rcould not carry
passengers on his train
Mr Hilton was recalled and to Mr
Kellogg said he had regular orders for
his train in regard to the running of
To Mr Kellogg Was conductor on
the Mexican Central Railway previous
to my employ on the U P Railway
quit because I wanted to come back to
the Halted States
Mr Ilillsbury Live in Salt Lake
city am conductor on local freight
train on the U P Railway heard
Hilton tell plaintiff he could not carry
passengers plaintiff told me he had
been hurt by a plow or something and
that he had been to see a doctor in
American Fork never heard plaintiff
say anything abcut being hurt by
getting off the other train did not tell
plaintiff he ought to sue for damages
I am engaged in the restaurant busi
ness in Salt Lake city
lo Mr Kellogg I had business at
the depot at the time of this affair
saw plaintiff step off the caboose he
was about thirty feet from me when
he got off the train he rode with me to
Pleasant Grove I did not say I would
bring a suit for damages against the
U P Railway did not belong to any
brotherhood of railroad men
Mr Honck was recalled by the de
fense I was rear brakeman on Mr
Hiltons train the head brakeman
was on ahead
This concluded the testimony for the
Mr C M Beck was called by the
plaintiff and said he was on Hills
burys train but did not hear any
conversation between defendant and
Mr Tomlinson was recalled and
said he did not hear Ilillsbury talk
ing to Hilton at American Fork nor
did not ask Hilton if he could ride on
his train
x This concluded the testimony
The jury were charged and retired
An ordor to subpoena the witnesses
for the defense in the case of the Peo
ple vs Thos McGrath et al was granted
The case of August Butler TS Butler
was dismissed
A divorce was granted in the case of
Emma McDonald vs Wm McDonald
oFied Samuels Samuel Samuels both
natives of Denmark and residents of
Juab County and Eekvuld Nelson
native of Norway and resident of San
pete County were admitted i to citizen
Court adjourned until 10 oclock to
The jury in the case of Alfred Tom
linson vs Union Pacific Railway Co
came in and returned a verdict allow
ing damages to the amount of S500 for
injuries received by the plaintiff at
the hands of said company at Ameri
can Fork last November
Jas Chipman of American Fork
and William McKenzie of Springville
were examined as to their qualifica
tions to act as petit jurors and were
sworn in accordingly
Tho case of the People vs Joseph
Piner and thirteen others for riot
was called and a jury empaneled Mr
W H King appeared for the prose
cution and Mr A G Sutherland and
Mr McCartney for the defense
B F Caffrey was the first witness
He testified I live at Castle Gate
was there on the 22nd of February
was at Captain Smiths saloon that
day there are about 490 men at Castle
Gate and about 40 Italians the saloon
is about 22 by GO feet with a bar and
tables and chairs and one store the
stove is protected with railing on the
22nd of February the Italians came in
about 11 oclock and in the afternoon
quite a crowd of the boys were in the
saloon The witness here identified sev
ral of the defendants as being pres
ent at the saloon on that day Know
George Jones he is checkTreighman
at the mines some of the Italians
were talking to Jones and accused him
of giving some of the men better
weight than they got did not see any
body strike Jones but saw him being
picked up by some of the boys the
Italians pushed the boys that were
carrying Jones out into the corners
and a free fight ensued this was the
start of the fight dont know who
struck first one man had a club the
Italians got the worst of the fight and
went away the Italians never mixed
with other classes before never saw
them drinking with the other boys
that day after the Italians left the
building Iwas afraid they would come
back and make trouble could see men
coming towards the saloon in the
moonlightthey came within fifty yards
of the saloon the first shots were fired
from the brush about fifty yards from
the saloon they fired directly towards
the building there were two parties
shooting and about thirty shots were
fired I stepped out and fired some
shots at the Italians and they crossed
the creek and kept shooting I then
went up town and got the marshal
did not see the Italians when I got
back with him
To A G Sutherland There were
about thirty men in the saloon about
eighteen or twenty were Italians the
trouble commenced with George Jones
checkweighman the Italians were
not satished with him and accused
him of giving bad weight none of the
other miners took any part in the con
versation with the checkweighman
John and William Samuels Joseph
Haycock and others of the miners
were there saw Jones on the floor
dont know who Knocked him down
the Italians followed the boys that
carried Jones to the lower end of the
saloondont know who started the row
in the bottom of the hall saw Loventi
with blood on his face after the gen
eral fight about thirty minutes elapse
from the time the Italians left until
they camo back with firearms we got
four ietols a11JJ91J suotgun i tLe
om tffe saloon before the Italians
fired any at all I fired to get my pistol
ia working order as it was rusty and
I expected trouble with the Italians
To W H King The Welsh boys
were near Jones when he was knocked
dewn there were six or seven Welsh
boys in the saloon the Italians did
not require to go to the lower end of
the saloon to get out
John Samuels was the next witness
I lire in Castle Gate I have been
working there about two years there
are about thirty or forty Italians in
the campthey live about 200 yards from
the saloonth is a creek dividing the
saloon from the hill along which there
is brush am familiar with the faces of
the Italians I was at the saloon on
the 22nd of February Witness here
identified several of the Italians as
being at the saloon on that day There
were nine or ten Italians at the saloon
who are not now in court saw Mr
Jones there he was standing at the
bar there were no other Welsh boys
near him dont know who struck
Jones two men took him towards the
back door when two of tho defendants
took hold of one of the men who was
helping to take him out and pushed
him into the corner The witness
here gave a very graphic description
of the fight and said that the last
voice he heard was saying gun out
side they were all talking about guns
the Italians came back in about one
hour heard the shots and saw about
nine or ten men in the brush we re
turned their shots saw the bullet
marks in the building
To Mr Sutherland Took a bullefcout
of the wall in the saloon the first shot
was fired by Caffrey he was cleaning
his revolver about twenty minutes
elapsed before the Italians commenced
shooting in the fight Loventi came
after me with a chair and 1 knocked
him down and another came after
me and I knocked him down and then
grabbed a chair and laid some more of
Italians out I saw some of them in
the brush after the fight Loventi was
the last man to leave the house and
he left crying out for a gun did nat
see any guns used in the fight in tj
Court adjournedluntil odoefc
At 2 oclock the riot case was re
Mr Wm Grace bartender eras the
next witness He testified I J ire at
Castle Gate have bean there a year
and a half was at the saloon all day
on the 22d of February there were
about twentyfour or twentyfive Ital
ians at the saloon they had a meet
ing about the checkweignman there
were more Italians than others there
were only five white men fighting with
the Italians the rest of the Welsh
crawled under the benchesjsaw Lorenti
strike Jones and knock him down
heard the Italians say they were going
for their guns
Mr William Samuels Mr Lew is
and Mr Dixon corroborated the testi
money of the other witnesses
On account of witnesses for the pros
ecution not being present the case
was left over until Thursday morn
Domiuic Malon and Jos Pinas on
motion of W H King were dismissed
from UK case as it was cleariv shown
they h1 no connection with the fight
or riot
John W Colbui rt al were ar
raigned on u charge OL selling liqu > r
on Sunday at Clear Creek B itli en
tered a plea of not guilty
The case of Eicliard Biereton vs
Chas H Milier 11 1 al wui called W
H King attll Y for the defense
moved that the judgment be set
aside Motion not gunned
Court adjourned until Thursday
morning at ton oclock
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