- Karl G. Maeser is a visitor at the academy to-day. He also lectures in the meeting house this evening.
- Mart Lannan and William Wood, butchers of Salt Lake city were admiring the fine beef cattle that have been fed here this winter, on Thursday.
- On Tuesday evening a number of our most prominent citizens held a meeting in the schoolhouse to discuss the advisability of starting a mammoth brick yard. Nothing of importance was done, however, except the appointing of a committee to further investigate the matter.
- The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Payne, wife of William R. Payne, were held on Tuesday afternoon in the meeting house. The speakers were Bishop Barton, Thomas F. Roucch, and E. Webb. Each spoke in glowing terms of the faithfulness of the deceased. Mrs. Payne was thirty-four years of age. She was a loving mother and a devoted wife. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
- John G. M. Barnes celebrated his thirtieth birthday on Wednesday. In the evening a party of friends who had previously been invited by his wife assembled at his home, and gave that gentleman a very pleasant surprise. A very nice supper had been provided and after that part of the programme had been dispensed with, games social chat, etc., were indulged in the remainder of the evening. The whole was a very pleasant affair and John G. received the hearty good wishes of all present.
- The city council held its first session last Monday evening. After the table had been I cleared of all the business the old officers retired and their seats were taken by the new ones. Mayor Stewart will retain his seat and Councilor John W. Shornley will retain his also. The various committees were then formed, after which the mayor addressed the council. He briefly related the business to be transacted and also urged the committee on irrigation to call a mass meeting of the citizens of the eastern part of town and see if arrangements could not be made to pipe the water from Bear’s canon to that part of the town known as the new survey.
- The suggestion of the mayor last Monday evening with regard to piping the water from Bear’s canon to the new survey was a timely one. That portion of the town is situated in a very desirable location and if the necessary water could be procured to supply the wants of the people, property would enhance in value and become preferable to any residence property in town. At the water meeting last Saturday the primary claimants of Haight’s creek gave the new survey thirteen hours more water, making their claim seventy hours. Heretofore one half of the water has been lost through seepage and bad water ditches and had we been allowed no more than our just due not sufficient water would have reached us to keep shade trees alive. People who own property here know just what value to place upon water, and if this seventy hours water is brought to us in pipes it will be equal to twice the original claim. To do this we must expect to be taxed and if a few thousand dollars are required to do it our taxes will then of necessity be raised to meet the emergency. This we should not complain of, but rather let us when the mass meeting is called rally around the committee on irrigation, show them that it is water we want and no matter at what cost. Prevail upon the city council to use the credit of the city to the extent that is required to bring this about, and in five years we can have a system of irrigation surpassing anything around, and our prosperity will be enhanced in value sufficient to defray an expense five times as large. K. KAYSVILLE March 7,1890
Yesterday’s Proceedings of the Stake Conference. A Horse Thief Caught--Death of Mrs. Barton--Columbian Club Exercises—Notes on the side. The unpropitious weather of yesterday...