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DEDICATION OF MYTON CHAPEL 1 More Than Enough Money to Pay thej Entire Debt Raised in a Very Short! Time. The My ton Academy banquet last Saturday night and the dedication ded-ication of the Presbyterian chapel chap-el Sunday mornig marks two important im-portant steps in the march of progress along educational and religious lines. The banquet was not necessarily neces-sarily strictly for the purpose of jollification and social intercourse, in-tercourse, though both were in evidence. The real purpose of tnis gathering was to discuss plans and form a nucleus for an institution of learing in this town. It was a business proposition propo-sition and it proved to be one of the most notable events in My ton for years. About 125 leading men and women old and young, were present. Rev. George S. Sloan, pastor of the Presbyterian church and teacher teach-er in the Myton Academy acted as toastmaster and in his intro ductory remarks Mr. Sloan gave an outline of the plans he hopes to carry out. Those who responded respond-ed to toasts spoke of the need of such an institution of learning and they all told of the resources resour-ces of the basin and of the fu- fill -f., ,.4? Hf..J.. ,., iiuocvo ui iviy uocj aping ap-ing that here is one dy iu.be-the iu.be-the metropolis of Northe&Yern' Ulahj, Those who made pri) : spfTT Mire,: J vr.rrjViT Ca'Jfty, D. M. Frost, Robert P.. 'Croix, Rev. T. B. McClcmcrr; and C. B. Cook. When these speakers had finished the toast-master toast-master called upn Rev. Dr. W. H. Kearns, who is in charge of the Presbyterian work in the northwest north-west and who came to Myton to conduct the dedicatory services . ' on Sunday. Dr. Reams expressed express-ed surprise to see such a thriv ing town out in what he had thought nothing but a wild desert des-ert country. He was gratified to note the spirit of enthusiasm and hope. He felt sure that Myton My-ton people, with their push and determination can get anything they want. Before he left on Sunday night he was perhaps convinced that there will soon be an academy erected. The banquet was in charge of the Ladies Aid and every member mem-ber of that splendid organization deserves much credit for making it a mighty big success. There were three tables in the auditorium audi-torium of the church. The dec-oratins dec-oratins were crimson and grey, the colors of the Myton Academy. Acad-emy. The menu was as follows: Chicken loaf, escolloped potatoes, pota-toes, cold slaw, bread, butter, jelly, pickles, ice cream, cake, coffee, mints. The little room to the north, the present school room, was used as the kitchen and the following people served: Mrs. F. C. Powers, Mrs. R. H. Burdick, Mrs. L. A. Kemper, Mrs. S. A. Wells, Mrs. D. L. Cai-mody, Cai-mody, R. II. Burdick, J. T. Means. Academy students acted as waiters as follows: Fred Todd, Calvert Clarke, Mae Smith, Eva Maxwell, Cylesta Maxwell, Beatrice Maxwell. The tables were made by George Stftwart. Valuable asslslanou before and after the banquet was rendered by Mr. S. L. Kings-land. Kings-land. During the evening :he Myton orchestra, Harry Kingsland cello, Mrs. George Phillips violin,' and Mrs. George Calvert, piano furnished fur-nished delightful music A regular reg-ular program of music, vocal and instrumental, was given in addi-j tin to the numerous orchestral selections and was, vocal solo, Mrs. Helen Stevens; vocal solo,' Mrs. Orville Dart; ' violin solo, Mrs. George Phillips. The Myton My-ton Academy students gave their J yell and sang a song. Misses Alberta Bjorason and Maud Fontain rendered a pleasing pleas-ing mandolin duet. Mrs. Bjomson Bjom-son played the piano accompa- I ment. j ' A Jarse congregation attended 1 the dedicatory services on Sun-! day momig. Special music had' been prepared bv nrrhpst n,i choir for the occasion. A feature fea-ture of the music was a vocal solo by Mrs. Helen R. Stevens. The floral decorations around the pulpit were profuse and consist-, cd of American t Beauty roses, calla lilies, red and white carnations, carna-tions, shamrocks, wandering jew, ivy, maiden hair fern, asparagus aspa-ragus fern and snap dragon. The ufwrrs were loaned by Mrs. J. I M. -Bryant Mrs. George Phillips, Mrs. A. M. Todd Mrs. Stevens, rnlge, MrsJTaylotv ' ' Geo. S. SloarCpastor'Or tl u church, conducted the services. servi-ces. The prayer was offered by Rev. T. B. McClement, of the Episcopal church. Rev. Dr. W. H. Kearns, of Minneapolis, preached the dedicatory sermon. His theme was "The Elements of a Successful Church." The sermon ser-mon was masterful and was delivered de-livered in a most forceful manner. man-ner. The speaker held his hear ers with his logic, eloquence and oratory. His language was so! plain, his thoughts so clear, that all who heard could understand. The text is found in the book of Isaiah, verse 6 of chapter 41. Following is a brief synopsis: . "God called the people to judgment and the text explains the attempt by which they endeavored en-deavored to thwart the divine purpose and this effort illus-j trates and enforces certain principles prin-ciples of progress which are applicable ap-plicable to all kinds of organizations. organi-zations. The church must learn from the world many of its practical prac-tical lessons. In unity there is strength and the children of this .world are in some respects wiser i than the children of light. The principles of unity and co-operation suggested by this text apply ap-ply equally to the church. "First, an essential principle .of success is unity of purpose and this is to be secured by the exercise of the Christian graces,! Prayer, Love and Service. Thrughout the history of the church united prayer has proed its effectiveness. Love one to : another has been the bond by which varying elements have been brought into harmony Mid thus impress the sincerity and the character of the people of 'God. Co-operation in service id I emphasized today more than lever before and the church is I judged in the eyes of the public more by what it does than by what it professes. So that Chris-continued Chris-continued on Page Eight) DEDICATION OF CHAPEL (Continued from Page One) tianity instead of being a theory is a practice. Second, diversity of effort not only brings into vital touch with the kingdom of God people of varying capacities but also makes effective the natural and acquired endowments of each individual. in-dividual. To every man his work. Responsibility is measured meas-ured not by opportunities but by the capacity for service. This - . principle istrtfirrceo --by . whole Teaching of scripture, and is illustrated by all successful institutions, in-stitutions, human and divine. Paul illustrated it by the human body, every member of which has its peculiar office work Nehcmiah was successful in restoring re-storing the walls of Jerusalem by . the carrying out of this same principle. Leadership is neces sary and counsel on the part of those responsible. But all the people must have a share if the largest success is to be realized "Third, it is impossible to ijr . nore the sympathetic and co-operative elements xisfee etie-mes of God encourdie anofc-er. And if 'the foaes of evil are to be pulled down and righteousness righteous-ness established the same clement cle-ment must dominate the church. Discouragement makes futile much of our efforts for good. A kind, sympathetic word when backed by a devoted effort turns defeat into victory. True optimism optim-ism sees not only the possibilities possibili-ties of the future but puts vim and force into the efforts of those who hope for large things. The church has within itself the dymanic force which insures suc- JL cess and this church is a chal- lenge to the community in be- half of the best things." is announced that burch could be ded-was ded-was a small indebt-Lifted. indebt-Lifted. He then read ring receipts and exit ex-it that time. Fol-pts Fol-pts make a total of Subscriptions, $445.-fund, $445.-fund, $110; Ladies 0; New Year offering, offer-ing, $16.25; entertainments, $76; interest on time deposits, $16.20 ; Christian Endeavor, $10 ; baseball benefit, $18; loan from missionary society, $800; grant from board, $1,000; donations from outside, in answer to letters, let-ters, $327.98. The expenditures are: Lots, $135; material, $1,-525; $1,-525; labor, $877.93; heating plant, $156.20 ; printing, postage, etc., $62.16; painting and decorating, deco-rating, $169; wiring and lighting, light-ing, $50; insurance, $40, making a total of $3,023.18. . Owing at present: Smoot-Nixon company, material, $207.93; Uintah Builders Buil-ders Supply company, material, $147.36; A. F. Maxwell, material, mate-rial, $90; Uintah Power and Light company, $26.07; labor, $50; pews, $275. This makes a total of $796.36. Immediately after reading the above the preacher called for subscriptions, announcing that those who subscribed might have as much as seven or eight months or a year in which to rnake final payment. The most surprising thing of the occasion occas-ion then took place. All present pres-ent expected a liberal amount but none expected to see such an amount, which, when the last hand went up, totaled $980.80. This amount included $15.80 dropped in the hat. The first sum called for was $50 and the following responded: B. L. Dart, J. M. Bryant, C. B. Cook, E. M. Jones, H. C. Means, R. II. Bur-dick, Bur-dick, H. C. Kingsland, J. L. Means, A. M. Todd. Those who subscribed $25 each are, H. C. 7 uyDrL. Carmody, Mrs. A. IM. Todd, J. 0. Hahn, L. A. Kemper, Kem-per, R. E. Waugh, Dennis Barry, E. R. Winstrom, H. H. Nelson, M. Knudsen, Ladies Aid. Ten dollar each: Mrs. H. R. Stevens, Stev-ens, Mrs. F. E. Driscoll, Floyd Lamb, I. R. Tuttle, C. W. Du-bendorff, Du-bendorff, Clark Thompson, Rev. T. B. McCIement, Mrs. J. O. Hahn, Alva Dart, S. D. Wagoner, Wag-oner, S. J. Redford, (stranger passing through) George Phillips, Phil-lips, Alice Todd, R. L. Hurd, Harry Har-ry Seaton. Five dollars each : Mrs S. M. Calvert, Mrs. W. E. Broome, Mrs. George Stewart, Mrs. RcoC Par-ion.-3s 'Mrs. J. L. Taylor, ,S. G, Shenuan, and two ladies whose name's have not been secured. They will confer a favor on R. II. Burdick if they will send in heir names. The subscription of the Myton State Bank, of $75 should be included The grand total subscriptions and hat collection makes $1,005.-80. $1,005.-80. Twenty-five dollars of this was subscribed later. Rev. Dr. Kearns declared this church to be the biggest thing in Myton. It is a big thing and the wonder to many is how it was ever built when one takes into consideration the fact that Myton people have had to raise money for so many enterprises. But it was built and there it stands on "F" street as evidence. And it is paid for with the exception ex-ception of $800 borrowed from' the board - of missions. Ten years time is given for the payment pay-ment of that amount. That much can be saved in money paid out for rent. Who built the church? Was it Rev. George Sloan? Yes and no. lie was the power. He was the steam and the engine and the boiler which propelled 1 a magnificent machinery, the men and women of Myton and vicinity. vicin-ity. He was the engineer, and the people were all his able and willing assistants. Mr. Sloan came here just a little while ago and at once he saw need of a church. He decided to build one and he did it just like he is going go-ing to build an academy. He had a hard work and many times the future seemed dark. But he never said quit. He don't know how to say that word. It is not in his vocabulary and he can't find it in his dictionary. One of the first things Mr. Sloan did was to send out a large number of circular letters to people all over the country, explaining to them the great need of a church and asked them for contributions. contribu-tions. More than 150 letters came back with money enclosed. The contributions totaled $327.-98 $327.-98 and ranged in sums from $1 4 to $40. That last named amount was sent in by Robert E. Waugh, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Waugh is the father of R. E. Waugh, of Myton. He is a grand man. Mr. Waugh and family spent many months in Myton, two or three years ago. He was one of the first settlers in this country and from 1890 to 1893 he was Indian agent at Whiterocks. Many of the outside out-side contributors are friends of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan. Following are the names: Mrs. F. N. Day, Hazel Green, Ky; S. E. Pate, Arlington Heights, 111; Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Stowell, Alton, 111; G. A. Anderson, Ander-son, Aurora, 111; Dunshee Bros. Chariton, Iowa; Jos. C, Buchanan, Buchan-an, Judson, Ind; P. J. Entler, West Point, Iowa; Ernest C. Stopher, Noblesville, Ind; G. E. Briggs, Livermore, Iowa; Mrs. R. M. Shipman, Emerson, Iowa; Geo. Conover, Maroa, 111 ; I. Nent Brown, Franklin, Ind; J. C. Griffith, Grif-fith, Ashton, 111; J. N. Gelston, Valperaiso, Ind; Otto J. Bruce, Crown Point, Ind; C. D. McLaughlin, Mc-Laughlin, Milan, 111; Frank C. Moore, Medora, 111; R. Chester Jackson, Toulon, 111; Geo. A. Gibbs, Farley, Iowa; Samuel H. Knox, Quincy, 111 ; Lucy T. Eph-lin, Eph-lin, Tangier, Ind; Earl B. Stur-gis, Stur-gis, Bluff ton, Ind; C. F. Wren, Monon, Ind; A. Frank Ferris, Effingham, HI; Kent H. Slater, West Point, 111; N. R. Hawkins, Alton, 111; Rev. Jos. L. Sawyer, Burton, 111 ; Wm. E..Dike, Ridge-field, Ridge-field, HI; A. R. Clearman, Torre Haute, 111; H. M. Thomson, Earlham, Iowa; W. E. Ferry, Denison, Iowa; Rev. Jas II. Ma-haffy, Ma-haffy, Churdan, Iowa ; B. II. Lin-nell, Lin-nell, Kansas, 111; Agnes M. Randolph, Ran-dolph, Green Valley, 111; H. D. Sherertz, Herrin, 111 ; A. R. Bus-well, Bus-well, Meriden, Iowa; Leah E. Durbin, Mattoon, 111; J. F. Button, But-ton, Mt. Zion, 111; L. H. Dexter, Augusta, 111; E. M. Bush, Ross-ville, Ross-ville, 111; C. C. Laird, Sidney, Iowa; Dr. F. W. Stewart, Colfax, Iowa; W. S. Hamj Cherokee, Iowa ; Mi-s. J. Nriovoe,LrocfttTi Ind; Mrs. Ed. Hill, Baylis, 111; Supt. of Presbyterian S. S. Ba-rolph, Ba-rolph, 111 ; W. B. Warner, Scotch Grove, Iowa; Mrs. H. M. Elder Hamilton, 111; R. O, Shields, Timewell, 111; Edwin Anthony, Eureka, 111; Geo. W. Sweazey, Rising Sun, Ind ; Mrs. R. A. Wilson, Wil-son, Grimes, Iowa; S. W. Hel-fenstein, Hel-fenstein, Dallas Center, Iowa; C. J. Cain, Chariton; Iowa; W. H. Kent, Viola, 111; Robert E. Waugh, Colrado Springs, Colo; Rev. W. E. Fisher, Albia, Iowa; J. E. Beckendorf, Walnut, Iowa; Rev, C. D. Jacobs, Joliet, 111; R. R. Searle, Homewood, HI ; Harry Summers, Ossian, Ind; J. F. Fuller, Ful-ler, Hanna City, 111; W. D. McLaughlin, Mc-Laughlin, Monticello, . Iowa; Lloyd H. Riggs,, Lacona, Iowa; S. W. Clark, Harvey, Iowa; P. O. Schultz, Oxford, Ohio; G. B. Killen, Winona Lake, Ind; W. II. Hart, Sac City,' Iowa; A. D. Short Bellevue, Neb; Rob t. H. Campbell, Ireton, -Iowa; W. E. Lyon, Carthage, 111; Mrs. J. M, Boggs, La Fayette, Ind; W. P. Nutting, Milo, Iowa;. Mrs. J. E. Funk, Luckneyville, 111; Earl Gill, Huntington, Ind ; Mrs. A. M. Todd's friends J. W. Stewart, Rock Island, HI; Clark E. Stewart, Stew-art, Bloomington, IU; Fred C. Trumbull, Papillion, Neb; Mark R. Daugherty, Marceline, Mo; Rev. H. A. M, Holshouser, Liberal, Lib-eral, Kans; Rev. J. R. Trett, Hillsdale, Kans; Rev. H. M. Marklay, Coff eyville, Kans ; Rev. H. Jay Withlington, Caney, Kans E. O. Campbell, St. (3oud, Minn; Rev. D. Stalker, Calumet, Mich; Rev. W. F. Bradley, Lock Spring, Mo; Mrs. S. W. Sloan, Beloit, Kans; Rev Calvin Foster, War road, Minn ; Rev. C. B. Newsome, Sturgis, Mich; L. G. Willison, Flint, Mich; Rev. Frank R. Sy-mmes, Sy-mmes, Teuneat, N. 'J. Rev. M. B. Lowere, Colorado Springs, Colo ; Rev. F. G. Kuaner, Nelson, Nebr; Rev. G. H. Warden, Salina, Kans; Rev. Howard A. Johnson, Stamford, Conn; Rev. C. M. Rol-erbaugh, Rol-erbaugh, Seward, Neb; Rev. J L. Hess, Houlton, Me; Rev. Wm. i V P. Finney, Lincoln University, Pa; Rev. N. Mettler, Uehling, Neb; Rev. W. E. Honcyman, Plainfield, N. J. ; Rev. J. B. Beaumont, Beau-mont, Morristown, N. J.; Lusan Elrick, Hammond, Ind; Rev. James Mitchell, Revere, Mass; Rev. Pierce H. Chamberlain, Verona, Ve-rona, N. J.; Rev. D. R. Frazer, Short Hills, N. J.; Robt. E. Waugh, Colorado Springs, Colo; Rev. R. N. Taylor, Osceola, Neb; Rev. Jas. W. Bean, Hastings, Neb; Rev. E. Aston, Waterloo, Neb; Charl E. Reid, Lyons, Iowa; Herbert K. England, Roselle, N. J.; Rev. E. S. Carey, Hatfield, Minn; Charles T. Aherns, Pat-erson, Pat-erson, N. J.; N. E. Philbrick, Stuart, Neb; Rev. G. S. De Mott Dorrmus, Rockaway, N. J.; Rev. Henry E. NefT, Areola, 111; Presbyterian Pres-byterian Church, Randolph, Neb; Newark, N. J.; Alice Peterson, Chicago, 111; W. H. Mick, Omaha, Neb; Rev. S. G. Sonwden, Trenton, N. J.; Rev. Thos. Tyaek, Highstown, N. J.; Rev. Wm. D. Patton, Omaha, Neb; Mrs. Sarah D. Ordway, Newark, N. J. ; Mrs. J. D. Cross; Union, Neb; G. E. Schlbeede, New York, N. Y. ; Mary R. Wood- ruff, Louisville, Ky; Rev. Geo. Scare, Deshler, Neb; Jacob Kerns, Stoddard, Neb ; Mrs. J. A. Landis, Fort Calhoun, Neb; Mrs. 3. C. Houston, Tekamah, Neb; Spring Valley C. E. Union, Salem, Sa-lem, Or; Mrs. S. J. McAfee, Greeley, Gree-ley, Colo; Mrs. Emily Young, Oakland, Ore; H. H. Hamb-lin; Hamb-lin; Rev. L. C. Walter, Okmulgee, Okla; Moody Bible Institute of Chicago; Aurora Presbyterian Sunday School, Aurora, Au-rora, Ore ; Rev. C. J. Gulp, Bound Brook, N. J.; Rev. Chas Herron, Omaha, Neb. The Presbyterian chapel is a beautiful structure. In building one thing always determined the questions of style and finish. That one thing was cost. The ideal followed was to get ample rooms for the least expense. A I pencil sketch, found among the I papers of Rev. C. S. Rice, form-'er form-'er pastor of the church, furn-ji furn-ji bed the motive. The builder, 'M. Knudsen, worked out the plan. As it now stands it reveals that the desire for beauty also found a place in the plans as they were worked out. Fifty-five by thiity feet with a tower 12x12, all straight lines 'and resembling the mission in 'style of architecture. Painted (white and trimmed in pearl ! grey. Large Gothic window in the south, two sets of five windows win-dows each on the east and west and large and beautiful front doors. Two rooms. The small school room in the rear ,13x30 and the main auditorium with 17 1 'eet six inches head space. Light tan compoboard panncled with oak finish fir strips, indirect lighting furnished by two 1,000 watt lamps, all make the interior in-terior at once beautiful, cozy and cheerful. A hot air furnace insures in-sures a uniform heat and adds to the comfort. Solid oak pews, tan and oak colored aisle carpets go to make up one of the finest chapels on the reservatin.