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|Article Title||Salt Lake to Manti|
A alone sawing plant has been recently re-cently erected by the church authorities It Is the only one of its kind sonth of Salt Lake. The above are Tery meager descrip-tious descrip-tious but lack of space and time prohibits pro-hibits a more detailed account. SILT LAKE TO MM A DelightM Trip ' by a Reporter Scribe. BEAUTIFUL SANPETE And Prosperous Manti A Brief Meuti on of Her Attraction and Places of Business. . There was a gay throng assembled on the platform of the E. G. VV. at Salt Lake on the morning of the 20., waiting for the train that was to carry them throngh the glorious Sanpete ' valley. The party was composed of a couple of strangers, who were taking the trip for health and pleasure, and a number Sanpete's citizens. Some of the latter had been visiting friends and relatives at the capital, others (were there for pleasnre but were a trifle disappointed and expressed themselves as (wishing they had remained in the Temple City and witnessed our magnificent parade. All were conversing gaily, and telling some strangers of the beautlos of the Sanpete valley, when suddenly a rush and roar mingled with the sound of bells was heard and the train rolled into the depot. A rush was made to secure saats, as everyone expected there would be little room, but they were disappointed dis-appointed for the R. G. W., as usual, furnished ample accommodations for all- After a wait of about live minutes the bell rang, the air brakes relaxed, the train started, and were on our way to the beautiful Sanpete valley, and lovely city of the Temple. The train moved rapidly, gaining in speed at every revolution of the engine's wheels, and when we left the yard, we were being whirled along at about forty niles an hour. After a run of ten minutes we arrived at Franklyn. Seven minutes more, and we were at Bingham junction, where a short stop was made. Again the bell tolled, the train again rushed forward, and in ten minutes we passed Draper without stopping, at 9:48, eleven minutes from the time we left Draper, we were at Jordan Narrows, where a bait was made for water. Lehi. ;he banner city of Utah county, was reached at 10:02, and in a few minutes we rnshed past the sugar works, and the strangers expressed themselves as being greatly pleased with the build-lugs. build-lugs. We reached American Fork at 10:10, aud after a ride of thirty minutes, min-utes, we were whirled Into Provo, the garden eity of Utah. After a halt of about five minutes, the train moved forward once more, and soon Spring-ville Spring-ville was reached. Nine minutes out of SpringviUs and we were at Mtple-ton, Mtple-ton, and in fifteen minutes more we passed Castilla, the beautiful mountain resort. Ihistle Janet on was reached at 11:25, and the passengers were g.vea fifteen minutes in which to refresh tbe inner man. After having refreshed themselves, all apDeared in excellent humor, and amused themselves by playing play-ing cards, telling stories, etc. The time passed so pleasantly that Nebo and Indianola were reached and left behind before we scarcely realized that we bad left Thistle. Up, np we went till Hill Top was reached, when the grade changed to a downward conrse. We arrived at Milbnrn at 1.92 and for the first time the greatness, the magnitude magni-tude and the wealth of Sanpete eounty was exposed to our view. The sight was a beautiful one to behold. Iu almost every direction, as far as the eye could reach, one could see fields of ripening grain, the golden heads of the wheat nodding in the breezes, the oats moving In a wavlDg mass resembled resem-bled the billows of the ocean. As the train rnshed along, expressions of admiration of our beautiful valley were heard on every hand. The only thing needful, from the tone of the expressions, expres-sions, was more fruit trees. Fifteen minutes from the time we left Mil-burn, Mil-burn, we stopped at the prosperous city of Fairview, and again words of praise and admiration were passed around. After a run of thirty mlnntes we reached Mount Pleasant, the "Queen City" of Sanpete connty, situated near the central part of the county in one of the most fertile valleys in the territory. terri-tory. A ride of fifteen minutes took ns to Spring City, Ephraim was reached twenty-five mlnntes later. To the southward conld be seen the magnificent magnifi-cent Mantl Temple, a beautiful sight Indeed, aud tbe strangers expressed a desire to inspect the building more closely. At 2:35, twenty minutes aftei leaving Ephraim, the train stopped at Manti, ihe beantiful Temple city. Here the two strangers left the train and in company with a Reporter scribe took a drive over our beautiful city, and wore greatly pleased with what they B4W. UANTI. The city as it stands to day serves to show wisdom on the part of the men who first ordained that here should be built a city. Its history was for some time the history of the county, and not until the troubles of the first settlers Had drawn to a close, has Manti had a s-parato history. Tub city has grown rapidly up since the Rio Grande Western cut through and left in its wake tie breath of prosperity. Manti is located 125 miles in a southeasterly direction from Salt Lake on the Sevir valley branch of tbe Rio Grande Western, and is the capital of Sanpete county, fier population is a Iit:l3 over three thousand thous-and Manti is at present an agricultural agricul-tural city, but the possibilities and conditions con-ditions are excellent fur a manufacturing manufact-uring town, as well as a distributing centre, the place being naturally .centrally .cen-trally located. The agricultural products pro-ducts show a yearly output of about one nundred thousand bushels ofgrain. The lumber interests are of no email account, and form one of the chief industries in-dustries of the town. . In Mauttthe temple is located, and it is the temple nearest the centre of the territory, and a brief description of this magnificent edifice may be in order. It covers an area of 171x95 feet, and is 92 feet to the parapet. To this Is added a tower on either end thirty feet square,' the front or west of which rises 8SVf6et. aud the one on the east 73 feet. The building build-ing is of white sandstone, or -oolite, and Is finished in tne most elegant style in every detail. There are a number of supplementary buildings - and the grounds are laid off In beautiful terraces, ter-races, which when finished and the trees growing, will present a grand appearance. Workmen are at present engaged In building a "stone stairway up to the institution. The temple is the lodestone to a very large transient population and Is an institution of considerable Importance. THB WABM SPRINGS. About one and a half miles south from the court house are what IsJrnown as the warm springs. The temperature of the water is about 8 degs. and the flow le about 100 cu, feet per minute' A flue pleasure resort could be made here by the erection of bath houses, etc., and it is reported that Mr. Lowery, who owns the premises, intends in-tends soon to erect buildings aud make the place a bathing and pleasure resort MiNTI CITT SAVINGS BANK. During the year 1890, when Mantl was first feeling the benefits of increased j prosperity, Messrs Luther Tuttle, Harmon Har-mon J. Chrlstensen.Jobn Lowery, Albert Tuttle and others, seeing the urgent necessity ne-cessity for a savings bank, made a cal1 through the paper for capital, and on the evening of April 3, a number of citizens citi-zens met at Tuttle's store, and the ball was started. On October 3, just six months later, an elegant building of two stories was erected.costiug In the neighborhood neigh-borhood of $5,000, with all the appurtenances appur-tenances of a first-class bank, and an institution was established with exclusively exclu-sively local capital. The stock was above par before it was all paid up and could not be bought at 10 per cent, premium. pre-mium. The officers are: President, Luther T. Tuttle; viee-president, Harmon J. Christ-ensen; Christ-ensen; directors, Luther T. Tuttle, James Crauford.Harmon J. Christensen J. B. Maiben, G. Crawford; cashier Albert Tnttle. The Mantl Savings ban k has become a recognized pillar in th e finances of Sanpete connty, and is a credit to the projectors and to the city. THB HAMTI CO OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION. This has been a reconized establishment establish-ment since 1870, having started in a mall 12x15 room, which with all the nps and downs has invariably advanced at every step, and to-day nnder the able management of Mr. Alex Tennant, with the careful backing of Mr. W. T. Eeid, the Mantl Co op is one of the leading commtrcial bonses in the south. The capital stock is $10,000, and the company ownB more than this value cf real estate and buildings. The stock on baud is over $15,000. The officers are: President, W.T. Held; secretary. J. H-Wodskow; H-Wodskow; superintenbent.Alex Tennant. TUTTLE 6 CO. The founder of this flourishing business busi-ness is well and favorably known in the commercial world, he having been in business since .1865. He arrived in Manti the fall of 1863, and soon fonnd tne necessity for starting a store here. He opened up in the location now occupied, occu-pied, bit not in the pleasant-looking and roomy building, The stock is very complete in all the details of what they profess to carry, and is found always nice and tasty. The clerks are all engaged en-gaged with the express understanding that courtesy is the code in this store, be the customer a ragged boy for a picture or a wholesale merchant. There Is no business that supersedes that of Tuttle & Co. in the county, and in all cases the customer leaves feeling well suited with his dealings. LOWKY 4 SONS. John Lowry began business in the mercantile line about 11 years ago' engaging in the sale of furniture, doing a fair business. Iu 1883 the firm was first known as John Lowry & Sou, the firm then having a stock worth $2,000. In 1884 $3,000 was added In dry goods and groceries. Since that time the business has been moving very satisfactorily satis-factorily to the proprietors. The capital cap-ital ot present invested in the business Is about $10,000, and an average of $40,00018 their anuual trade. Tney carry a full line of general merchandise, merchan-dise, furniture, boots and shoes, etc. E. L. PARRY & SONS. Proprietors of the Oolite quarries, are cleaning aud qiarrying some of this excellent ex-cellent stone to bs worked np into steps, bannisters, columns, arches, etc., for the terraces surrouudlng the Mantl Temple. This stone, which is second only to marble, will make a beautiful front to a mansion at much less expense. It never looses its beautiful wh'te color and hardens when exposed to the air. ST. LOUIS TAILORING HOUSE. Mr. Edward Reid, the proprietor, has had many years' experience in his trade, and his work i3 first-class. The people don't forget where they were suited, and send to the St. Louis house for a per feet fit. J. C. Cahoon & Son have a first-class fnrnitnre store and make a specialty of bridal outfits. They are also the pro prietors of the Manti undertaking ea-tutjii: ea-tutjii: uineut aud keep on hand a full line of coffins, caskets, etc. Cahoou, Jr., is also conducting a livery stable," where one cau obtain a first-class rig at a fair figure. Tho lanti grocery Is a first-class green, staple and fancy grocery establishment. estab-lishment. Mr. K. H. Felt is the proprietor, pro-prietor, aud is doing an excellent bus'nesa. Stiingham & Stringbam are "the photographers." Their work is superior to anything in the southern country aud cannot be excelled auywhere in tbe territory. They have all the apparatus for taking all 8iz?s of views and portraits por-traits from a miniature stamp photo, to a 10x12 portrait. Geo. Snow is agent for the old reliable implement house of Salt Lake, Geo. A. Lowe. He is located next door to the Reporter office, Nos. 3 and 4, Sentinel Block. He keeps on hand a complete line of farm machinery, wagons, buggies, bug-gies, etc., and ,1s doing a good business Mrs. Schangaard Is conducting a first-class first-class bakery and ice cream parlos at No. 1 Sentinel block. She keeps on hand a fnll line of candy, soda water and summer sum-mer drinks. The Board of Trade saloon on Main street is a very popular resort. A complete com-plete stock of liquors, wines, cigars, etc. is constantly on hand. Hsggan Rros., the butchers, have been established but a short time. When they first opened, they did a fair business busi-ness and lt rapidly increased; and the prospects for future prosperity are most flattering. The Chicago Store carries a full line of gent's furnishings, boots, shoes, notions and all kinds of tin and queen's ware. H. E. Taylor, the proprietor, has a way of keeping every customer he gets Geo. Brox is a practical watchmaker, and since locating In Manti, has done an excellent business. He guarantees satisfaction, and all his patrons are pleased with his work. Brown's restaurant is a first-class eating house, and Ice cream parlor. Miss Maggie Brown commenced business Sept. 10, 1890, and has been; patronized beyond her fondest expectations. The Mantl lumber yard is located on Main street, and has on hand an immense im-mense stock of lumber, flooring-moulding, flooring-moulding, walnscotting base, sash, lath, shingles, etc. John Grier is proprietor and O. Tennant, manager. Sperry, the barber, has worked at his trado pretty much all his life. Has a neat and attractive ehop on Main s'reet, and gives general satisfaction to his patrons. Henrio & Co., stone cutters and dressers, are prepared to furnish marbie and other kinds of stone in any quantity. quan-tity. They make a specialty of building rock and tombstones. GivaJem a call. Oitler & Sons ate making a very"fln grade of harness, saddlery, etc. Their prises are reasonable and satisfaction i3 guaranteed. Mrs. 1. B. Brunei is the proprietress of a millinery establishment, and has such a pleasing manner that when customers call once they return again when in need of anything in her line. She also conducta a first-class drng store, and carries a fnll line of pure drugs, medi. cines, etc. j Mrs. E. Minium's millinery parlors are always full ot customers and none go away displeased. She carries a full line of hats, bonnets, trimmings, ribbons, rib-bons, etc. ! Those wishing a goo! drink or cigar should call at Coollge's saloon on first south street; a full line of fine liquors, cigars, etc., always on hand. The Temple Drug store has been es lavished but a short time but the own . era, Ludvigson sisters, are doing a first class business. ' Jis, Peterson, dealer in general merchandise mer-chandise is always prepared to fill orders for anything in his line. He reports business as being good. L. C. Kjiir, the harness maker is doing a first clais business, all kinds of harness, har-ness, saddles, etc., kvpt en hand or furnished furn-ished on short notice. Manti has three flour mills and are owned and operated by L. F. Becker Tuttle & Co., and Soren Christofferson.' Tuttle & Co's butcher shop is always prepaired to furnish its patrons with tre h and salt meats, hams, etc. Dr, Staeey is one of the best dentists in the territory. Ke extracts teeth with great care, filling a specialty, office over bank. " Fred Newton, the artist, is prepared to do all kinds of house, sign, carriage and decorative painting on short notice. Besides those already mentioned there are various other industries and enterprises, enter-prises, among the number are tbe following:- flaning milIii,-Ed. Works, A. H. Anderson. Blaeksmiths.-Hugh.R. Sloan, Hall & Ereckson, Otto NIelson. Brickmakers, Horsley & Co., Jensen & Squires. Lime kilna.Wa'ltor StringhaD, H. Thomas. The Wool Growors'. Association Co., buy and ship wool, sell sacl s, twine, etc Their buslue-.s this season exceeds that of any previous year, aud constantly on the increase. Coal mines H. Thoruas.W.Edinunson. These mines have been iu operation for four years and an excellent quality of coal is now being taken from them.