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E?SGlHii:KP-: Pi'Opy!;ii!.ue ..Sale oiilie U'est II.:? if of E-isi Sair.re.- - Siatj-i'ti'j eky 3 . to the O.-Jcrc i t i3 3 Qa-hored. Croatia Vxnsl'A-jrahte Ani-iv.a Ani-iv.a . , discussion. 'i'he ('ha::!1. ..r ut :.v.;.jii.iicrce. in- t. in re juiai .-j.-s, :- :i I ,:;,;..f, .'ho ii. 11. ii al-i i.i th : ( , - . .- VSter i;..; i : r il l tit-ii.se bes'm-ss, t:, : : : .: ' - -; .... !.!V:,i .-.h its - i ;-'!.. .. :.:..'.. '. ;- :. f n-;.--i .. .. . . ,. ..- i. -.i and .'. w.-.H.d. . i" i : i i; : -c : .--.-.: : ..i..-..n ; : . . - i.-.alt L;;ko ;.a i;i:( r oi Commerce and the Si'li L".Xf Sie; I.i::: ;;;ge ieialive to smell-.-: s v, vr. 1 1 l.i v'. ien i. K:.;i c(';e, of the coiii-mittec coiii-mittec 'ii e.ekgrw . i g. tvporle I pro-res pro-res on coi!ii!5.i ia-r project. He stilted .. be di -.. i-. . .on no the pari oi fr.r.-i I t--;-i, t- h:dp in the !';;.' .'v as g:--.vi u Onthe ui.iuh-i .- . U i-i a- critorial Pitir L':;,h ;:ty v.", s all n ;. re -( ;i!e i ' i et, . i i :i;ii.l. 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'-'A I ''. ;: ; V, i; lPe ?-.:.:u-tj. Ii ; i. :;ee .,:;!,;:), ,;te I ' po'-lV . I.'- .- ' - !)-. i-.. -...: -ic'-at; ,,.,T'ZSJ.- ' .c'iicai to may at'dilunthlo" s;ln: i !.:: :s witlioul-;i ;';- . ee ; W ii :U o. ; .'. .i .ir.h'j;. ti 11) I-- ;:r;'i.V '.; asei i - a -ie-i'i aaid lr-.;'-l m-s ;. by pelting veiy ie. . i iuiic: : the money i-x- p- ud -;i: '. Vi'KEitUAii, . .ii i co.ii.ty bnililings a ; iduj-le lo a-'-;'oo,M::-ia:ii- ail of the oiiictisof Pivtvo -..I.-, be. Y( a. s lo crmie; a:.J. WllEitEAS. - u'e are nilwmeu that U,ah county will ce,n:-;i !cr a pi optsi-t'o:! optsi-t'o:! to se.'l :: propv-i !.- to i'r-)Vo city; and, , . Vuiui:A- l'rovo c,ly has i.uhicieut rc il estate not improved in the center oi san! city, t 'o: ' con I:! be -old for a si, ni in (xce.-s di amount that would be nap'.iietl to purchase said county buildings ar.:l ..and: and, WltEUKAy, 'T!;e r.f,!e of said city pioi-erlv vvo-.tld be ;i en-af-beueiH-to ti..'' i.u'-ia .' .: ;e. ts of tl:o i';tv by enab'.ing the e.-i.-t-iis lo '!orm a busi-iM busi-iM ss centre io -e. -l of having the business s r-'. o I f i" .t ui' '.,' or more on one side ol os;e tn-ei on'-y; and. vYtiEur.As The said city ii umible to make lhe ue:-c.' vry p.ubi'.c improve-m.'ot improve-m.'ot ;. .--.ncii 'i'" va' -wc-v. :o..; Si:-.v.,- --. . -.- ' : ,.;id ;,;-;:;.J!l - o.!. ' Iliiili-.A.-, '..: . ; .. o ; ; ':- citv are ; ' 1 : a 1::,.; the city, and said property :s of v.o particular benelit to said citv; WHUI5EA.--, We beii.-.'e tli.il it would b- to the best i -re-v -i -o fie- l-ixpayers of botli county 'and city lo tua.se the aV.ove sales. Therefore I.-. Ii i ,lr.d. That it is the desire of the m;!nbe--s n .this Cliamber, and who arc laixpayers o:' thii aforesaid citv and count .', tln'l i'lvvo city, by her Citv Cotinci!, - ':! (Jt- two ;2;. tiiree (:-;;, loiir ,!; ;i;!,t .; ,v -V. in block twenty on;; '2!.. pi..: ".:- h:..-,b:es.5 purposes, '- ' : ' -:; :'t a to o:-0ii.;: ' . -..' ' lots i.::.' (i ;, .-'.: . : .-"' c'ailt ;S;, ii: bloo: i.vcniy-o pi-tt "P.,-' with all tho r --' '-...'. ; llr.uvou, and that ; '!.:n;'.' "t .;. 'o'a d to wait tip -. ;'. ;; : : ,;;',: . ;. ','. oitnei ! to present :i (-pv of 'hes? resoiuMons andfour -e ilivlv !,-o-;y ;o;.l f.ivor.iblc consideraiiM! oi . s wv;. .); -. 1 ) ( 'ii alriiian. Judge J--;: ..;. r..'- rr';-.? to iae report. said i; w;i ; i i: . it i.i t :s n est bait of the C .:. .o :a - :: .':. to I t p.ar-chase p.ar-chase o! the pts-. o L t '-... is i.'-i.v ;ir.d grounds liiat 'v. .is ::.:!! i. It had . come to be a fa el tl.:.'". i'tali couity needed twore v-o:e. H -r preseiit ae-commodati'-.ns wer ' eiitirely i ia l ;-qnale. ;-qnale. It is iv-w t ': e-..i.r i-onid obtain ob-tain more n.i.m by r--:p.v stin j thy District Cimrijto mov o-.:l oi the second sec-ond and third s 'O.'s. il l- Proyo cannot can-not a IT rd lo do this, for it it was done undoubted iv oilier comi'.ie-i in tlrs judicial district wr-' I be only too ghiG tofarnlsh roaui ;';:- for the hold- iugof co.trf. 1 a:o wail aware the people are aver ! b -.d-tfg. unle-is i be for waU'r-v-'.-.k-s.s 1 that we cannot get money ni that w iy. If won! 1 be almost imp xsibb-. to wm-a! I the present pres-ent building- wit it -id. spoiling t!ie architectuval ap; ''av.u.ca ol the same. Than again the county yv. which was built some ten years a.; at a cost of 6,00.1, was-en'nvly to i.smali for t lie present neces-bies. w'.iile it would serve Provo city i'i.;- inuiiy years to come, Eve no r the. city is undecided whrre to build her lire department building. J consider tlial it would ba a p.ood idea to refer the whole matter to a committee, and let l!u an wait on the City Council and the County Court in relation to the impi'o-.erncnts mentioned. men-tioned. I want, however, in conclusion, conclu-sion, for if to he understood that in making Puis report that I- do so as a s : taxpayer, an 1 not with any respect to the fact that I hold a position iir tie-county tie-county court. By request ol Mr. Eldredge the resolutions reso-lutions were again read. Wm. Probe r't had thought over the matter considerably and he lavoed the city selling the north two lots and building on the south two. This would give us a good City Hall without buying buy-ing other property". - Ben R. Eldredie said it was a-fact that steps should be taken to increase the room for the accommodation of our officers, but as he understood the situation, we were not here to-night to take any decided step, but to, talk over the proposition. The matter was a new one, and he thought it would be poor policy to rush these resolutions through to-night, tie wanted time to consider the question.. ,If the suggestions sugges-tions as adopted in the report were the most feasible lo aceiininlisi! the prrpose designed, he would cast his vote in favor of their adoption. But he was not generally a quick thinker an I he' van:ed timd to consider tin subject. iJInu-r 15. Jones thought if. inenm.-bent inenm.-bent on the part oF the Chamber- ti. g '. tha resolutions thoroughly before tli people. He favored the suggestion made by Mr. Probert. It seemed to him that it would be wise policy on the part of the city to sell at least a portion of their property on tlm Courthouse block. It was practically dead properly pro-perly the way it now stood. On motion of Mr. Gash the resolutions resolu-tions were laid over for ona wee!;. The special committee on Oiia mbei of Comm ire bull reported tlu.i, the to-a! numner ol tickets sold were 122. and that the hc t proved were Sdl.71. '.n matin;! of Mr. C. .V. Glazier tiie room I was accepted and 1 ho committee discharge-! v. ith thanks ; :-i!-c. r i. Jones wanted to ki;--.-v, what t ii-j r aiii 'ad c-ominiitoe was doing. He hud been to Eureka and to some of the soalh! i n towns, am', tha people there sea med to think tiie J'oad would start from Springville, and that if Provo got anything it would be a "stub"' that she would buiul herself. J micro A. A. Noon of the committee on railroads, reported having met with 1!: ' people of Payson on the subject, an 1 that they were willing and .oixious to see the Tit-t'e road go through thar city. There was no ddiniie "action taKen, only th.e. tippointiug of a coin-m-ttee of soveu of the )rominrnt men of Payson to talk up the matter and report." He had every assurance that the road would be built as soon as the projectors were ready to do the business. busi-ness. Mr. Barney said he had conversed with several Suit Lake men and they all seemed to think that the road was not coming to Provo. lie proposed the .Chancer '"treeing" the men who were i'o'ing to build it. He did not hesitate ;u sa:ug mai mey were going to-ave us. It seems to be the prrpuliir opinion Unit tbeR. G. W.was dictating rnat- after them and not watruil it was too late, and they had gel all their plans made. If wo can ream it, let us do it at onco. " ' ' Elmer B. Jones was not in favor of sleeping on our rights, and leaving the matter until the whistle of the Tintie road was heard in the distance, leaving no to the left. He endorsed the suggestions sug-gestions of Mr. Barney. If the K, G. V. was in the scheme, let us get after the officials of that line. If they want rights-of-way, depot grounds, bonds, or anything else, let us find it out, and do something at onee. Judge Noon said the two previous speakers had just struck the bell right. It was the tune they heard, at Payson. One of the speakers there intimated as much. The people in Payson, Spanish Fork and Springville were not kindly alt iched to Provo. They thought we had had enough. Everybody know that's the talk. Mr. Barn"' moved the appointment of a committee of live to organize the freight interests of the city, and to control it to the benefit of the city and her business men. ii. A. Wil son rather favored that in fview of the wo'"k done by the railroad '.(mtniUee that they be empowered witii this work, and that the gentlemen who had so eloquently spoken to-night on tiie su'iject be added to the same. Oscar B. Young said that virtually the eommittc on railroads was without a head, lie wanted the Chamber to understand this. Wra. Probert thought if our southern neighbors were so jealous as to become shallow to their own interests, then they were shallow indeed. If our neighbors knew what was for their own b.-nctit thcj would see that it would benefit them to a greater extent to bring freight into this valley and concentrate con-centrate it this wav than to advocate sending ii. all to Colorado and other eastern places. We have got to educate edu-cate and train the people of Utah county to this one truth: that they mast "be broadminded enough to see that wmit will benefit one part of the i onr.ly will benefit all the county. Secretary Wedgewood spoke about lhe significance of what the projectors of the road said when they met with the Chamber: "If you will guarantee us smelters we will guarantee you the terminus." . That is the key note, r Oscar .11. Young "Vcs, and the handle to that key is the road from Park Citv to Provo." ;or. liecit saui ine- i..uaiiiuei niusi nou lose sight of the fact that we must have tiie Tintie railroad. If the chainnrn of the railroad committee is not an active working member, then the, evil must be remedied. The railroad committee com-mittee must work. The projectors of the road are ready now to throw dirt, and what made liim suspicious of the fact that they were not coming to Provo, was because they were not asking ask-ing us to do anything. Mr. Bice had b.-en to Denver, and he believed that every prepurat on was now perfected for the building of the road. Now, then, the question is, what are we going go-ing to do? He wanted to see the Chamber take immediate action. After much other, discussion Mr. Barney's motion was adopted. . . Judge Jones then started on a discussion dis-cussion of the Tintie railroad, when he was interrupted by some individual calling.him to a point of order. Mr. ,J. L. Davis commenced to speak on the matter of placing some one else as chairman of the railroad committee, com-mittee, lie was also called to order by the individual before referred to. Mr. Beck then arose and in astern -,,...,-, . tone said he thought railroad talk was of more importance than .parliamentary .parliamen-tary rules. . ' ., ... Mr. Eldredge said if parliamentary rules were in the way of. discussing the important subject of the Tintie railroad, lie would be in favor of suspending sus-pending the rules. ' This sensible remark brought down the house, Geo.. liaverca-mp. adding ;:tst to the endorsement by whacking the table with ti e palm of his hand. A lesson instructing, the board of directors in tlitar duties was then proposed pro-posed by one of the members, but on Mr. A.. I). Gash suggesting that, the directors had the written .law on the subject, the proposed lesson-was dispensed dis-pensed with. Mr. Barney tlu-n aid I e would make one out of fifty or a hundred men giving 2-3 each to procure printed matter advertising the resources and advantages advan-tages of IVovo, Vv'o cannot expcx;l to bring smelters and iron fcuiace lira.! other eiuerpri.-iea here, unless we sound our faciiitiejoursideo! (ise. Territory, Penal. iA livd-vo then deiivertd one of h:..; chara p--.,-' v. ;!: u no I :; 1 .-. -., . . !.,- . e,o :! the. p;-;-- viuos : ,-. : -. !:...:; . ;, j t-:. i V to sivt , ' .. .Several voices. ;so vmi. i i ' Mr. liathbone, editor of the l',C6.-; then said that what had been proposed' by the last two speakers was the very thing that the I'u sahvA been proposing ever since it had been established. You near of Ogdeu in nearlv evcrv railroad depof you t;o into in. the East, ami also uori! crn I, tah: but liever.oi-ce do you dear of i'ro-.o, fo.ah-comd.y, or m.uUi-eanLtiih m.uUi-eanLtiih Tin rc :s i.-t u, v' of Extern capital going begginl'. w.m.-h. bv a -kt-;lo jiidii-ious adverti-ii, p i,y brought h'-re :. :!:v .'...;. , j,, ; e development J oiir imnen:;e rcsonrcei. Jlidi-o J. ,i . - i.ir.-i ;-, or.-' ! ,, many, it :: ' p. at --'A i, -L have yuu got hero ;-,r : . i :e i; ; cUo-italiits cUo-italiits to bniid stxie'ter;?'" eon id -ive a correct a;: .v. - r. 'ii ,i verv lew would be aide to ;.t.i iPc i a i ,a -,. -t ion . In his jildgtu.-nl nit- i;c-a ,i;v- wouid he to scud a man -a ,-iiV ;liai anotiier lo Tintie. ., i.r tivtm to spend a week or ;i ; thciM .hunting no' the re.-.uired inio;:a :t:. -n. .A. D. Gasii .m-o". en L!;at i i.-; . - Ueon stati.:.i;cs and information le appointed t.. gather . -.al'Mi::., c:i the suhject, and that lhe (aia.ber see tha; this roimj.kUa: he paid for tiieir work. Mr. ihtbtOt:;; ,!;(. . v ihere was millions mil-lions of eastern moimy-Aiiat could be secured at i or ', Jr cent, and he thought it wouid be ;i ;.,od idea to take one of t.heC.;ic;igo or New York dailies and uuverlise our resources in it. Mr. Gash's motion to gather statistics statis-tics was then put and carried. The Chamber then adjourned.