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III. 'WE ARE A HUNDRED. IN- - WASHINGTONS CENTENNIAL AUGURATICN. low the Great Day was Spent in Nephi. Last Tuesday, one of the most glorious days the American people have had the ' privilege of celebrating, the day which marked the first century of our existence ' as a strong republic and a nation found-- : ed upon everlasting principles of liberty and justice never to die or be one ol the things that were but are not, dawned Upon U9 in all the glory and splendor of onp of Utahs own spring morning.s The birds sang, the rivulets ran ar.d the early riser breathed the invigorating morning air and was a new man and felt new life run through his veins and when ' his thoughts, as they naturallv did, ran back to one hundred yeary ago, he felt new Americanism surge his very soul. 'The morning was surpassing grand and inspiring such a morning as only Utahs favored sons and daughters and those others who have lingered with us in the ' spring time, ever new .'As the Orb of day began to show his face. Ensign Chas. Haynes Unfurled the 1 Stars and Stripes; Bormbardiers Booth, - Reid, Bigler end Pexton began firing off one hundred guns, after which Dartons Cornet Band with much energy and nice 1 precision played that soul stirring piece I of music "The Star Spangled Banner, aild the day was fairly opened. The band continued serenading until alter eight, at which time they dispersed. 4 At 9:30 they again assembled at the Court House and enlivened the eager gathering throng as they assembled in 1 1 Hifl A TARS TALK ON ICE. draws into her wake every nation under the blue canopy of heaven and until the starry banner that floats from her masthead representing liberty to all shall contain only one glorious and brilliant star embloematic of the whole world. Mr. Chappell closed amid tumultuous applause "Hail Columbia was then rendered by the Band after which Misses Grace and Ettie McCone rendered a vocal duet entitled The Song That Reached My Heart," which was well received. Prof. W. H. Jones then delivered a reading entitled "The Launching of the Ship;" The Star Spangled Banner," that grand song was beautifully rendered by Mrs. S. A Andrews and the band rendered an overture; F. W. Chappell then read his old favorite The Little Hatchet Story; The choirsang and benediction was pronounced by the Chaplain and this ended the services, the congregation dispersing to music by the band. The band boys who had on such short notice done so well were not forgotten in fact they were treated most royally. They were taken to the Arcade by Mayor Hague and the genial Gus. forgot not the newspaper man. We were there and know wheteof we speak. We were treated most royally with a feast fit for kings. THE OLD SALT SPINS SOME YARNS OF dlitj Mile Wide. With A Cake That Wa In Center Its Day Ten Thousand Foot trom Top to m Bottom. Out on one of tbe long docks, just below Wall street ferry, a heavily bearded, rather looking man stood looking up into tbe rigging of a big American ship. That he knew what he was looking at was as evident as was the fact that he wanted somebody to talk to, and it only required a pleasant salutation to get on speaking terms with him. He was an old sailor, having, as be said, "crawled in tbe bawsepipe and come out at tbe cabin windows, which being translated means that be bad worked himself up from before the mast to the master's berth. He was on old time American master. It wasn't so strange to soe an American flag at a lofty gaff in those days, said he. We had the finest and fastest ships in the world, and wheu a lime juicer (sailor for Englishman) saw cotton canvas on a royal yard be knew that it wasnt any use trying to catch that bloody Yankee,' as they always called a ship from 'tbe States.' well-to-d- o HB BNirrCD THE AIR. The Afternoon 5 - I 1 ' ! hi . - DANGERS. A Monitor Barg, Was enjoyed immensely by a throng of happy juveniles in the dance, In the court house. The older ones, many of them, strolled northward to the square and were highly interested for an hour witnessing a close turn between two crack nines on the diamond in the national game. The U. C. Ry. club challenged the Nephi Athletics for a matched g4me of Base Bali, To be played here on tins day, which When the challenge was accepted. nine from the north came in and it was The Tabernacle. learned that they were a game team and At 10:30 the seats of this spacious included Bradford and Ridd, pitcher and building were well filled and the band backstop of the Silver Grays of Salt and Lake, hopes for the Nephi boys coming played "The Twilight Quickstep 1 Chas. Spetry called the assembly to-- out ahead ran low. The Tribune of gether announcing that the choir would Tuesday had the following squib among . render-thnational air Arperica.its "Local Railway Notes which galling After singing, the Chaplain, Andrew slur probably had the desired effect of Love, offered prayer. The choir sang waking our boys up to a sense of duty G.'LcTthe Bright Crimson. and a determination to make a good F. W. Chappell delivered a short but game if they did get beat, aud thanks to masterly oration which was well receiv- - their grit and good work we can crow ed and from our verbatim report of the for our bdys nbw, for they succeeded in same we cull the following beautiful winning the game and a prettier game r' sentences: was never played on the Nephi diamond. ; Fellow Citizens! We have assembled Thejot in the Trib. was "The Utah this day jij honor of the most illustrious Central depot Dali club go down to American Citizen "The man first in Nephi today to nine. play peace, first in war and first in the hearts A great day for four base hits is pro: of his Upon the fleeting phesied." The boys wish it distinctly countrymen. wings of time, a century has rolled away understood they are not from San Pete ' since The Father of His Country, and that they can do any San Pete, or : George Washington, was placed at the an nine up on the grassy Headof'the nation he did so much to es- - arena at any time they choose to play - tablish; and during those one hundred and their work of last Tuesday would years the name of that great patriot has incline one to believe there is more than grown dearer to- every heart until it has words in the challenge. The game was ; become synonymous with every thing a close one from beginning to end. that is great, good and noble. When- Several inexcusable errors were made, ever we think of liberty; we think of but there was also some playing done Think of honor, truth and that compared favorably with professionWashington patriotism and that mans name will rise al work. The Salt Lake nine took the intuitively to the mind! The character first innings and they scored a goose egg. of that man stands like adamant; it can- - The Nephi boys followed with ditto. not be assailed and will endure forever. The next innings for both was the same. What an example to all the world! To The third innings, the Salt Lakers scorthe young it is a guiding star that points ed two runs and the Nephi boys scored the way along which no clouds obscure five; The fourth innings scored for the ! the eternal blue, to that haven of rest U. C. boys two runs and the Athletics where contentment is perfect. To the made a goose eggr This left the score 'aged it is the very elyseum of hope. 4,$ in favor of our boys. Right here Upon such a life and such a character, Bradford began to1 get in his pretty work time, when counted even by centuries and the boys were paralyzed but they t can make no ravages. set to it with a will. The fifth and sixth "A deathless name written upon the innings scored nothing for cither side. pages of time by fingers of virtue, honor, During the seventh innings the' Salt love and truth; and. though all unite in Lake boys made two runs and the Nd-prevering that name, there are none mean boys one and the score was 6, 6. enough to envy it it is loved too well Interest and betting now ran high. Both by all; He is remembered more for the sides played the eighth and ninth innpurity of his motives and the integrity ings and neither made a run. Another land honesty of his soul than for all his innings had to be played and the boys ' great gifts, abilities and other noble and from the north went to the bat and .perfect qualities. scored another goose The egg. Seventy millions this day do honor to Nephites came in proudly; Bra dford the name of him who led three millions had been putting men out on strikes . f their forefathers from out the bondage right along: Bigler went to the bat and of a great and haughty nation one out. Watson got in a good strike out hundred 'years ago! Fellow citizens, the bat broke, he however got to first this is' a great-- ra glorious day; one base; Parks and Belliston went to the whice few if any here present will ever bat and let Watson in: At this the Salt 'see again the centennial of the inaugur-t-atio- n Lake boys threw tip the sponge and the of the first president of the United crowd about there set up such a cheerStates, Fellow citizens you are all ing that was dafening to hear. The . familiar with the biography of George boys went over in town, got ready for Washington too much so for me to dwell the'dance in the evening and spent the upon it here. He was a great man equ- balauce of the day and night, in right al to the emergencies of his time and , happy fashion. none will deny but that he was inspired .The score stands. of God to accomplish what he did. . 1 MID-OCE- Just then tbe old sailor sniffed rather eagerly in tbe rather damp misty air. Tbe reportorial nose could only faintly trace the Hunters Point aroma that haunts the river, but the sailor had caught a whiff of something else. "Do you know," said he, I thought 1 smelled an iceberg just then. At sea in high latitudes you can smell them miles away, and many a night 1 have kept ail bands on deck sniffing and peering around on tbs watch for field ioe or bergs. I tell you it is no fun to have half a dozen icebergs loafing around when your ship is logging nine or ten knots straight off the reel aud you are in such a hurry to make a passage that you dont want to shorten sail. The scent had awakened a train of memory, and, seating himself on one of the dock piles, be took a large sized chew of plug and settled himself to talk about field ice and bergs. I was for nearly twenty years master of a deep sea ship, began the old shellback, and have doubled both Cape Horn and Cape of Good Hope more times than 1 have lingers twice over. Thats where you see ice. The bergs down there are not so lofty or so beautiful as those in Arctic regions, but they are much more dangerous; first, because of their number and extent, and again because they have submarine formations that are just like a ledge of rocks and project sometimes half a mile or a mile out from tbe base of the berg. You see with those fellows you might think you were giving them all the berth they needed and still break your ship up on one of their reefs. M. - socially;,he worked for liberty in its A republican form of government, although it had been tried with partial success by Greece and Rome with Washington was only an experiment; it is now an established fact and the ship of state launched, as it was one hundred years ago today, upon the ocean of will sail proudly on triumph-.antlover everv impediment until she . y Utf r . , , . EFFECTIVE A Few of Rubbers Uses. To the Juice of a trojjeal tree, mep, women and children of today owe so much that it becomes a wonder how humanity got along before the advent of India rubber. When the middle aged men of the present were schoolboys, tho compound word India rubber was defined as a substance used chiefly (or erasing the marks of a lead pencil Thirty years flight finds the material a part and parcel of the life of every civilized human being. The city belle and the farmer have been beneficiaries alike, for the filmy gossamer and the rubber coat have become town and country as important a part-owardrobes as have shoes and hats. The fair one whose shopping must be done whether it rains or shines brings forth her waterproof cloak and goes out boldly. Tbe buttons that fasten the garment are mode of rubber. There is rubber in various portions of her attire; hard rubber, elastic rubber, and diverse forms of the ubiquitous caoutchouc, It incases her feet, keeps on her hat or bonnet, bolds in shape unruly folds of apparel, clasps her pocket book, frames her eyeglasses, retains in place her dainty hosiery, and does duty iu other ways unknown by, yet suspected of man. With him it is almost equally necessary, though the comparative simplicity of his clothing does not briug into play so many forms of the wonderful article. This is indeed a rubber age, wherein the substance finds application to almost every art and industry. The life blood of a handsome tree is drawn upon to render man comparatively independent of the clouds vagaries and the winds piercing dampness. Sir Walter Raleighs fame as a discoverer of the properties of tobacco as a solace for humanity is as nothing compared to the honor which should be bestowed on the memory of the man that first gave to tbe world the sap of the rubber tree. Pittsburg Bulletin. A MONSTER ICXBERG. The biggest ice Island I ever heard told of by sailors was seen drifting around in about lid S. and 44 W., almost in the track of the English Liverpool boats bound to Melbourne. It was in 1853 that it was first sighted, and the same chunk cf ice was reported from that vicinity until 1835, when it disappeared. It was said to have been about 350 feet high, CO miles long and 40 miles wide, and was curved into very much the shape of a horseshoe. The two arms of the curves embraced a hay forty miles acroM and perfectly sheltered. A big English emigrant ship, called the Guiding Star, 1 think, sighted the ice island, but whether because of fog or carelessness, nobody knows, sailed slap into the bay between the arms of the island and was lost with all hands. Pieces of her wreckage were picked up near the island by a steamer bound for Australia. The highest berg 1 ever heard of was seen in the Southern ocean, where they are not generally very lofty. 1 sailed with a man who declared that he had seen' this berg and that it was a tbousaud feet high above the surface of the water. Now as there is always nine times as much of a berg below the water as there is abovo, that would make this fellow 9,000 feet from the base under water to the hignest point above. Thats a pretty big chunk of ice, considering that it is over fifty times as high as the Brooklyn bridge. Ill bet it made a splash when it fell! Thats where the danger is. In warm latitudes the base melts away and the first thing you know it falls over. I have heard of several ships that had big chunks fail on their decks, one vessel having her masts carried away and several of her crew killed. Northern bergs are neither so large nor so numerous as those seen in southern waters, but they are usually loftier and more beautiful, with lots of spires and domes, and when the sun shines on them they look like a lot of rainbows piled on top of each other. These fellows are tall and draw a lot of water. 1 have beard of them grounded on the banks of Newfoundland, where there was over 600 feet of water by the lead. They have been reported in Baffins bay hard aground in New York Mall and 1,500 feet of water. Express. f Rather a Hereto Course. I heard the other day an authentic story of something that happened here in Boston, which recalls an Incident in one of Balzacs novels and tends to support the old saying about truth and fiction. It seems that the wife of a young man who has a little house of his own somewhere in the outlying districts, but whose salary is very small, fell ill, and was nnable to leave her room for several months. The dootor, as often happens, prescribed a great many remedies, tonics and beverages, such as Apollinaris water and champagne, which, being very expensive, were far beyond the young husbands means. What could be done I He was bound that his wife should have everything which the doctor ordered, and his purse having been emptied, he stole out one evening with the parlor olock under his arm and returned with a $5 bill. A largo easy chair was expended two days later for a few bottles of port wine, and to cut the story short, by the time the young woman was able to go down stairs the rooms on the first floor had been stripped of their contents to pay the grocer and tbe apothecary. It must have been a bitter moment for the poor young wife when she first saw what havoo had been wrought in her drawing room, and I dare say that for a few minutes at least her good man felt that he bad been too clever by half. It must be acknowledged, however, that he acted protty wisely. Health is more important than furniture, and in time the household goods will be replaced. The plan which this enterprising fellow pursued was surely better than that of helping himself out of his masters cash box, and perhaps It was preferable to the ordinary course of running into debt; certainly it was more original Boston Post. Looking Down (Tom High Places. A determined faced, fine looking man was looking up where a thirteen story building seems to pierce the clouds. After standing and staring for some minutes hs turned to the 8troller: All the money in Chicago would not hire me to stand upon that corner up there where Ive often seen the men perched with the utmost confidence I would not dare to trust myself. I was in the army in the army in many a hot engagement. Men were shot down on each side and in front of me. 1 was wouuded numerous times, and I never knew what fear was. Yet, whenever I look from any immense eminence I feel an almost uncontrollable impulse to pitch myself headlong below. "One night I with others occupied a sixth story window cn Clark street. We were viewing a procession. I was sitting on the window sill, my feet resting on a sign. I felt the desperate desire coming over me, and it was by sheer force I threw myself headlong back Into the room. 1 congratulated myself Salt Lale. upon a narrow, escape. I imagine there are Night Air. many who meet .death by falling from winIn. loTtl. dows, and .whose tragio eud is reported as by High medical authorities agree that the Rs. 6 accident or intoxication, who, you might say, prejudice against night air" is an unfounded Chicago Journal and unnecessary one. The best authority on perforce commit suicide. consumption and other lung disorders holds Nephi. that the air of London is never so good as it A Million UueheU of Wheat. is after 10 p. m. It is but reasonable to as--I In. :o Ttl. on tbe magnitude of a million Discussing therefore, that tbe prevailing impressums, 1 bushels of wheat, a broker is quoted as sayo Rs. 7 the evils of sleeping in a room sion ing; "If 1,000,000 bushels wero .loaded on whoseregarding admit this air of the night is windows freight cars, 000 bushels to a ear, it would till a popular superstition unwarranted by facts; a train over fifteen miles long. If transUndoubtedly exposure to a draft of outer air LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS bushels ou ported by wagon, forty-fou- r colder than that of the sleeping room is un: wagcm, it would make, a row of teams 14j But fresh air, whether of the Remaining in the Nephi post office for miles loug. If made into bread, reckoning a desirable. or the day, can do no hurt, and as to night the month ending April 30th. .1 bushel to every sixty pounds of Hour, it Mould : Is no other kind of air, Inthere air, night Christian Emily, Davidson Wm. give eacdi nuni, woman owl child 111 the or after doors out, nightfall, and the prejuUnited States a two pound loaf. Hickax J. D. Eldridge Renj., CLuca 0 o dice is, to say the least, a silly one. PittsJohnsson Auildor. Daily Business. Holding Geo., burg Bulletin. ... 123456789 002 200200l0 ' 1234567S9or obsooo . . . : SABBATH. WITCHES KICK. Be Visits Niagara Falls and Tries to Deform the Hackmen. I was down near the lower railroad bridge at Niagara Falls, having a couple of boys with me, when a backiuan drove up and offered to take us down and show us tbe whirlpool, a mile below, and return to the bridge for half a dollar each. When the offer was declined be said he would take tbe three of us for a dollar, and we got u into bis carriage. He drove down to tbe Whirlpool house, and as we got out I saw a sign reading, Fifty cents to go down to tbe whirlpool" You agreed to bring us down and show os tbe whirlpool, I said to the hackm&n. Well, it's down those stairs. But I dont propose to pay fifty cents to go down there. Then you wont see it. And you wont get your dollar! Wont IJ Come, 1 am ready to take you back;" But we are not ready to go. You lied to ns, and I refuse to pay you a cent. You either pay or Ill make jelly of yo-Come aud try it." He did not accept the invitation, but drove off up town, and a stranger said to me; He has gone for a crowd, and you will tu lucky to get off aliva Its a shame faceo swindle, of course, and here are a dozen of us who have been played the same way, but what can we do about it? You can kick against the gang. Yes, but wed get the worst of it. They are a bad lot. Youd better send the fellow his money." Ill be hanged if I do. As we started up the river on foot a dozen men followed to see the fun. When we reached the end of the street car track a mob of fourteen hackmen received us. The one who had lied to us demanded his dollar. 1 refused to pay it. He called to his mob to come on, and I backed up to the building, lovelcd a revolver at the crowd and waited. They didnt come on worth a cent. They didnt care for dollars just then. One by one they slunk away, while I took the car back to the Falls. 'The leader tried to get me arrested for carrying a deadly weapon, but no one would issue a warrant One justice told him in my hearing. Every man coming to visit the Falls ought to come with two revolvers, and the oftener he fires into your crowd the better it will be for tbe honest people hero. 1 wish M. more kickers would como here. Quad in Detroit Free Press. . 'Washington shone far above every 'example of the kind we have in- the worlds history; he refused the crown of a nation; his every principle tended to- wards the greatest liberty of the people 'both religiously and politically as well as QUADS" A LUDICROUS SUPERSTITION FIFTEENTH OF THE CENTURY. Kven Witchcraft and It Punishment Cm New World to the Transplanted Made of the Folly by Famous Poets A Madmans Vision. There were superstitious lieliefs concerning magic and witchcraft which had existed from the earliest times, but which raged with extraordinary fury throughout the Fifteenth century, drawing upon it neophytes und practicers the vengeance of the law and the curses of the spiritual authorities. Thousands of people in every country of Europe were tried, convicted and executed for the crimes of witchcraft, and the fatal fires for the witches were usually burned at the stake PEOPLE Interested UTAH GENERALLY AND were even kindled ou the skoros of the new world. Belief in these crimes was universal, and the most astonishing stories of tbe monstrous and abominable acts of the witches were made the subject of serious examination by tho tribunals of justice and were established by witnesses of apparently the highest credibility. It is difficult in this age of free and enlightened thought to believe those terrible annals, and we find it impossible to realize tbe conditions which made such a state of things possible. AND TAM O SHANTEU. MACBETH When, therefore, we read of Macbeth accosted at uight ou the hlusted heath by three hags whoso prophecies filled his ambitious soul with projects of murder, we credit the great master with having evoked from his wonderful imagiuatiou a scene which in Shakespeares time could easily have been drawn from the records of the courts. We are equally unablo to realize the possibility of the orgy witnessed by stout hearted Tom o Shunter, wheu the witches danced at mid-- : uight in the old and ruined Kiik Alloway, and yet it was nothing more thuu a picture of the obscene celebration of the Witches Sabbath, universally believed iu even os late as 800 years ago. And now music is heard, harsh and broken like the growling of distant thunder or the tumult of an approaching storm. Sometimes it startles and shocks tbe sensibilities like a mocking laugh in a chamber where the dead are laid out for burial Tho sky is dark with the gloom of a night when the moon is buriod iu clouds, but nevertheless affords light enough to show that the landscape is wild and desolate. Among the rocks where four roads meet stands faintly outlined against the sky a gibbet whose creaking irons announce an invisible corpse slowly swinging iu the fitful breeze. There is overhead in the nir u beating as of the wings of monstrous birds and a murmur of innumerable voices whispering as they pass in their tumultuous (light. These are the witches, anointed ou the shoulders aud on the soles of the feet with the fat of murdered and unbaptized children to enable them to fly and mounted on broomsticks, they assemble from every quarter to join their demon lovers in perpetrating the most hideous sacrileges and blasphemous rites. The air is filled with the rumor aud hum of a great multitude. There are the hoarse voices of mon and the shrill tones of women, but suppressed and murmurous. A niDEOCS NIGHTMARE. Suddenly there is a wild and startling blast of trumpets and a burst of light revealing a vast and astonishing assemblage of strange beings adorning by the most shocking and obscene rites their infernal prince and diabolic patron, who wears the form of a huge he goat. at The worshipers appearing a distance as hideous monsters, the phantoms of a nightmare, are seen on near approacli to be men and women, the latter in rich and gaudy garbs or clad only iu the costume of the paradise from which they had been de- servedly driven. The blasphemous rites concluded, an orgy, extravagant in its shamelessness, monstrous in its depravity, accompanied by infernal music, then follows and proclaims this the Walpurgis night of Goetbo. This should be the vision of a madman, the creation of the. imagination of a demon, but it was long a current matter of belief. It was a vast fabric of superstition that had grown up out of the iguorance and darkness which had clung to mankind from the day that the rebels against the Most High had bullded on tbo plains of Shinar a tower whose top was to reach into the heavens and force for them a passage to that bliss which their crimes had forfeited. It was the curse which the Titans, who vainly piled up mountains that they might scale Olympus, had entailed upon our race and had driven them to seek from devils that spiritual knowledge which is reserved only for the angels and those who work righteousness. Such is the Witches Sabbath, an inversion and prostitution to the basest evil of all that is lovely, honorable, true, good and to be desired. We have forgotten it as a matter of history, and we know its hideous nature now merely as a dream of the poets or as an inspiration of the masters of music. 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