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|Article Title||Uintah Baisn and Utah|
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UINTAH BASIN AND UTAH DUCHESN'E The thing that has caused the most interest and enthusiasm recently re-cently among the people of the county 6eat was the arrival on Monday Mon-day evening of the nine autos bear-Ing bear-Ing 30 members of the Salt Lake Commercial club. They reached town about 6:30 p. m. and went to the various hotels for supper. At 8 o'clock the town people gathered at the hall where they met the gucstt and all enjoyed the following program pro-gram which was presided over by M. M. Smith: Music by the band, speech welcome by Judgo L. A. Hoi Icnbeck, wherein he spoke of the many natural resources of the Uin tab basin, referred to the vast mineral min-eral wealth, the abundant timber supply, the numerous mighty streams of water and the thousands of arret of fertile land which, when combined, combin-ed, are destined to make this country coun-try of ours one of the greatest in the, west. Mr. Steiner, president of the Salt Lake Commercial club, gave a short talk. Said he. had thought for many years that the Uintah basin ba-sin would get along without Salt Lake City but that recently it haf been decided that Salt Lake City cannot get ulong without the Uintah basin. Said one object of their visit was to get acquainted with the peo pie and to see things for themselvef so they would be able to give correc' Information regarding condition? when asked to do so. lie was fol lowed by E. II. Erdley who referred to the wonderful impressions he bar" received while passing over the vas' expanse of unsettled teritory, spokf of the arrival into this state of thr - Mormon pioneers led by Brighan Young. That when Brigham Younr said "this is the place" that he dl" not refer to Salt Lake valley alone bit to the state at large to this Uinta! basin of ours. This is a part o "the place" and a very importan part. Mr. Erdley was anxious tr see a railroad into this county anr thought it quite possible that we wil" be connected with the state capita' in a comparatively short time. After Af-ter the short program all took part in a free dance, when a most con cental and friendly feeling was ere - att on 4otU .aides -ind at midnight the crowd dispersfrrfing that 1; was good to be her. C .fcrry ap M- It. ?o;.o went creek to hold a meeting with1 the of fleers of the Purple IJench company. The object was to decide which ol three routes will bo chosen for the new canal. John Holgatc just recently sold his house and lot in town to Parle Ford, as a future residence. Mr. Holgate and family will make their new farm a permanent home. We hate to lose them and hope to have them with us once in a while at 1 least. Work on the garage is progressing. Of the K.OOO cement blocks contracted, contract-ed, about 2,000 are made and things look favorable for better quarters for the Stage company; business before cold weather. On Monday night. September 13, a heavy frost cast its gloom over all the country in and around Duchesne. Too Lad that the much needed products prod-ucts of the soil could not have been permitted to mature and thus add to the store house of the worthy farmers and gardeners. .Mrs. Velda Meadows who has moved mov-ed to Missouri to make her home with her father, returned last week to attend court, where she was band, John W. Meadows, (who is serving 'u life sentence in the Idaho penitentiary. Mrs. Meadows will return re-turn to her home in the east this week. We wish her well. A special county teachers examination exami-nation will be given by Superintendent Superintend-ent J A. Washburn at the Duchesne school house on Wednesday, Thursday Thurs-day and Friday of this week. About a dozen teachers have petitioned peti-tioned to take it. We are glad to see the face of our friend. Paul Hillings again in our midst. He has been east for some time where his wife has spent the summer with her parents. Laird Dean and Raymond OToole were also incoming paFscngers on Tuesday's stage. o LAKEFOKK Hazel and Lucynda Marshall have returned to Roosevelt where they shall attend school tho coming sea-sou. sea-sou. David Eskelson is a visitor in this community this week. We have had some very heavy ftorms lately and it is feared a frost fhall soon follow. The Humm of the thresher can be heard in this locality at present Nearly everyone reports a good harvest. har-vest. Wm. Roff has returned to Mt. Home after a week's visit here look ing aftet his farm and harvest. He ;.vlll return with his cattle for the winter in a short while. James Eskelson is building a residence res-idence on his farm. Ernest Babcock and wife were the suests of Mr. and Mrs J. M. Pitt last Wednesday. James Evans and family have gone to Kamas, Utah, to risit friends and relatives. NEOLA Mrs. Cida Stewart of Jensen is iere taking care of her sister, Mrs. Elba Wilkerson, who has been very ick for the past six weeks but is letter at writing. John O. Davis of Cedarview was -,een on our streets Sunday. Mrs. Ida Stewart of Jensen came ver and spent a few days with her larents last week. John Woodward of Monarch was in ur town Saturday on business. The foundation of our new cream-j cream-j ry is being laid. The location Is .wo miles east of Xeola. We have had a few showers here ately, which is helping the crops ilong and preparing the ground for all ploughing. Mr. Wiley Woodward and family lave been to Jensen on a visit. Wiley s going back in a few days to com-uence com-uence fall ploughing on a ranch he as rented over there. Mr. Clias. Hutcheon is home again or a short stay. Bishop Horrocks and Ed Gardner ere out gathering up money for to innul the contract entered into by the eople of Neola and Hayden with he Hastings Industrial company. The building of the creamery is reatlng quite exciting times amongst he people here. Mr. Edward Oreen of Cedarview ; ere up visiting relatives last week it the store. Mr. Ephraim Green has come back .fter an ' extended visit amongst rlcnds and relatives in Kamas, Utah. TAUHY Monday morning Fruitland and Tabby played a good game of ball. The score being 13-9 in favor of Tabby. At nn the ladies of Tabby prepared pre-pared a splendid uinittr for all vla-tiug vla-tiug people. In the afternoon Frult-L"!" Frult-L"!" tljiZ?mJiTii vFih a picked team from Hanna the score was IC-10 In favor of Fruitland. After -he game the visitors returned home. Mr. B. L. Dart of the Myton Hank was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. K. C. lensen this week. Mr. Abe Gines and son Beartie went over to Heber this week to meet Mrs Gines who has been out for ?ome time. Ben Clark and Bill Dirgdale made i hurried trip to Salt Lake to procure pro-cure a new crown wheel for the .hresher. The wheel was broken while working on Bob GUIs' grain. Len Brown and Spence Williams re repairing their thresher, they will 3tart work Monday. Owing to the continued rain the last week the havest has been delayed but as yet no damage has been done. Tom Hicken lias the rock foundation founda-tion completed for his new house He will begin building at once, K. C. Jensen is doing splendid work with his new bull rake. It Is hoped more rakes will be bought in this section both as a labor and expense saver. Mr. Joe Bryant and three officials from Washington, D. C. are here looking up right aways for ditches on Indian lauds that as yet have not been wntered. o CEDAR VII W Wm O Xeil and son, Ccrg, have gone to Brown's Park to look after mining interests. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hunt are rejoicing re-joicing over a new arrival at their house. A hunting party from Roosevelt consisting of Craig Harmston, Eu-kct-ne Bracken, Elroy WRkens and A. Birch and ton, called at John II. Davis ranch Sundav. They drove up in Craigs' new Dodge car. Mrs. Ed McKee and David Thompson. Thomp-son. Jr., were at tho ranch of John G. Davis Friday night. They were returning from Wyoming where they have been working for the past two months. The dance given by the relief society Friday night was a grand success. suc-cess. He! chicken supper, was served. serv-ed. The proceeds went toward building their new house on the townsite. Joseph TSmotliy will soon have his new house finished. J. H- Davis has commenced building build-ing an addition of two rooms to his house. MONARCH i The well drillers have moved to B. C. Miller's leaving Frank Huff a well that flows six quarts per minute. min-ute. Tho depth is 137 feet. The water started flowing at S5 feet but not sufficient for the supply wanted so they went on down to 137 feet and had a little trouble In the way of breaking a cog on the well drill and when they got that fixed and started drilling again the well caved a little which necessitated about 20 fee of easing and tho well was finished fin-ished without any more trouble. Morris Woodward was attending court at Duchesne last week being one of tho jurors and making arrangements ar-rangements to send his son, Nathaniel to the State Institute for deaf and dumb. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Richardson and children expect to start for Kamas Ka-mas in a day or two where Mrs. Richardson will remain this winter with friends and relatives. Mr. Richardson is undecided as to whether wheth-er or not he will stay or return to take care of his farm and live stock here. Wm Blanchard and Ralph Labrum moved the well drillers to B. C. Millers. Mil-lers. We have had bounteous rains the past two weeks which makes fall plowing easy. Flour Isn't so much of a scarcity in our neighborhood now as several have taken wheat to mill. BOXETA J. M. M it-kelson's threshing machine ma-chine has been running succcssfullj for a week threshing the grain on the flat. Austin (I. Burton. William Potter, R. M. Brandon and Bruce Brown returned re-turned from a trip in the mountain during the week. They while there Innlrol fnr fi Y-MServnir Kill for llli- Lake Fork Western Irrigation company. com-pany. Mr. Reno Crook a companied by his sister, Miss A Pee Crook, paid us x short visit hi4t week. He brought a load of Utah county fruit with him These he had no trouble disposing of at fancy prices-Miss prices-Miss Leola Madoi returned home last week. Her brother Alfonso, has gone to Logan to attend the Agricultural Agricul-tural college. Mrs. Wallace Mollitt has returned to Boneta after a three weeks visit, in Grangeville. MTs. Emlli:. uv staying in a fine baby boy. We hear Un mother and baby are doing nicely. Mr. W. H. Rust and his wife of Manti were visiting with their son, Roy Rust during the week. Elmer Mickebon has returned to Boneta reporting having had a successful suc-cessful trip to Manti where he look his wife for the white: -MRS. BARIL IS NOT GUILTY SAYS JURY j Mrs. Gideon Barll, who was lined j ?25 in the Justico court in Myton j 'on the charge of assault and battery, jupon her mother and who took an j 'appeal to the District, won out. ; i Tho jury, after listening to the j evidence and after due deliberation, decided that she was not guilty. Her attorney was Mr. McDougall. The attorney at-torney for Myton was Mr. Croix. We I publish below the Duchesne Rcc-jord's Rcc-jord's account of the trial: The jury in the case, of the I To aii of Myton against Ethel I Baril in which tho defendant was j charged with assault and bat-! bat-! tery on the person of her moth-! moth-! er, Christine Moody, resulted in an acquittal for the defendant. defend-ant. The matter terminated considerable mud slinging on the part of the attorneys for plaintiff and defendant. In their arguments before the jury neither paid close nttention to the record, the burden of their remarks being directed at each other, with the exception that attorney Croix for Myton quot- ed liberally from the Bible in i his opening address. I Attorney McDougall of Salt Lake, for the defendant, dec la r-I r-I ed it was to Myton's shame that tho town had allowed its soiled linen to come before the district ' court, that it was common knowledge lhat that town had 1 "winked" at one of the most heinous crimes committed on the reservation but had permit-i permit-i ted a family quarrel to be aired to its fullest, extent and sar-I sar-I eastically remarked that he ! would be proud to be the at-I at-I lorney for the town of Myton. Attorney Croix in closing I countered in a most effective I manner by replying that he 1 would be proud to be an attorney ! who made a mother on the wit-! wit-! ness stand testify as to the illegitimacy il-legitimacy of her child; that new commandment should be added to the ten, not only honor thy father aud mother, but honor ( thy client as well. It is stated thai the end of the case is not in sight and that a damage suit of considerable I proportions will be brought against the Town of Myton by ! Mrs. Barll, who was kept in j Jail several days on the charge ' ol assault and battery. : rJOPLED THE ISLAND' How Com, ny of Dutch Soldiers and Their Wives Obeyed the Scrip- i tural Injunction. In ISO." eight Dutch soldiers were sent by the Netherlands East fndiu company to the little island of .issa, 16 miles off the moBteastcrly point of 1 1 j Timor, according to "The. Dutch East." a book by J. Macmillan Brown. A fort was built and they were told to watch the Portuguese. I The company forgot all about this j lonely outpost, and Sergeant Kaffyn ; and his men realized that they were ; in fact marooned. They had their 1 wives with them, a guiding principle i of the Dutch East India company. I They set to work to build houses and cultivate the land. I The descendants ol these eight couples still remain. They have been wonderfully progressive in the two and a half centuries. The 410 have rircii tq ."luo, and ti-ty arc a sturdy Tl' O v uh rt. sign.s of any evil effects j c: LrccJi!. Tla, still .Uees I their blood pure and still nave big faii.llU-'i and ninny have fair European faces and complexions and many children chil-dren have lieht hair and blue eyes. These people had to work and work hard, and the consequence Is that utter 250 years in this tropical island despite intermarriages they are still prolific, and still keep their North European Eu-ropean characteristics. ' JSl! Iipippliplill W $ -. . rSf -5lMi 4 V' r)) '1: i .' fl??! 1s,t-i'ii Vr - ' . "V VsJ- . : -. ;. . -f I . i -- ' ; : -,Mr- " . - ' vT'rrri ,v:- I'- ii; . Lodgepole pine timber in mountains, shoving trail built by Forest Service -There is enough lodcepole pine timber in Ashley National Fore' to I'urnish tic--' fr two railroad; from ocean to ocean. t-r, ; -.. .-..,.-- :, . - -. . ...... . .... ,. i-li ! iK:Ti .v?" .' , ' t-'-rT'r-- (.. ' f-v.v- ".. ' ' - :-j ' fyfr?iji.frt i '-r; " ",iv-: " ' , ' -iv1.. . ' ' Am'M-: :v- . . : A Field of Oats in the Western Tart of Ashley Valley I ? .1 I ROM M. 51. SMITH Duchesne, Utah, Sept. 13, 101.'. Editor Free Press: I note in your last issue an item under caption "What Will Beers Do?" referring to the mooted east boundary bound-ary line question, it suggests that the state engineer might fix the line ou the 110th meridian; also expressing expres-sing a hope that he will lix it elsewhere, else-where, adding "It is hoped that the line can be definitely located where it is always supposed to have been." Irrespective of the ambiguity of this j sentence, I believe I can heartily subscribe to its construction. For the line la not only supposed to be, but always has been along the 110th meridian, the shortest distance over !the surface, between the north and south poles. Hence, our east boundary bound-ary line is the most definitely established estab-lished of nny line or part of lino bounding Duchesne county; nnd its location on the surface should be Ihe simplest, and would be the easiest easi-est found but for that common element ele-ment in man known as selfishness. j The state engineer can legally do 'but one tiling in the premises, that lis to determine where on the surface I 's that 1 1 0 1I1 meridian. That line !onc found, will describe the short-Jest short-Jest distance between our north and j south boundary corners; and will not 'look like the letter ,,S" to suit the J whims of politicians or real estate lealers, who wish to be thrown in me county or another. The i t c in expresses the belief that "a majority of voters favor the old line!" What old line? The oldest ind only line is the 110th meridian all others are shams ami Imitations j iiul the "majority of voters" have j nothing to say about it, unless they vote to divide the county. Locating Locat-ing the line where certain persons want it is equivalent to cutting o:T a mile and a quarter strip from Uln-jiah Uln-jiah county and adding same to Du-Jchesne Du-Jchesne county, an area e jual to over j forty square miles. Both counties j would have to vote favorably, w hich '.s seriously doubted, nor is it for ' 1 moment probable that Ulnlah county will sit idly by nnd lot Du-j Du-j chesne county steal 40 square mile : nf her valuable territory. The editor of the Free Press will : ';nows that no compromise Is feaea-! feaea-! hie or safe: that the only way to ! ;vo!d future complications and litl-! litl-! -rations is to recognize no other al-I al-I 'ernative than that established by our I itate comtitution the 110th inerld- ;an. Any other question is not de- bnfnblc and therefore is out of order. I M. M. SMITH. o THE FIRST FROST The frost on the night of September Septem-ber 13 did considerable damage to vegetation. But very little corn In this part of the county had matured. Late garden stuT looked sickly next morning. The third crop of alfalfa seems all right. Reports from various vari-ous parts of the county are to tho effect that the frost was more or less general. In a number of communities commu-nities most of the vegetation had matured. The first frost last year was September 12.