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EVENTS OF THE MONTH.

Local.-October, 1903.

CALLED HENCE.-Dorcas M. Severe, born near Kirtland, Ohio, 1821, wife of the late Harrison Severe, died in Oakley, Idaho, October 14. Her father was killed at Haun's Mill. She leaves one hundred and forty descendants. Green Flake, a Utah pioneer of July 21, 1847, seventy-six years old, a native of North Carolina, who lived with the Prophet Joseph in Nauvoo, one of the few colored persons who have joined the Church, died in Idaho Falls, Idaho, October 20.-Wm. Howard died at Carey, Idaho, on the 14th. He was born in England, August, 21, 1835, came to Utah in 1888, and leaves a wife and ten children.-William Robinson, born in England, 1831, died in Beaver October 21. He was a devoted member of the Church.-Mary A. Anderson, wife of County Commissioner James H. Anderson, born South Wales, February 5, 1861, died October 23 in Salt Lake.-On Sunday, 25th, Benjamin M. Harmon, born South Wales, October 14, 1835, died in Mill Creek. He came to Utah in 1859. -James Pope Paskett, born England, March 12, 1817, a member of the Church since 1847, who came to Utah in 1871, died at Henefer, Summit Co, Utah, October 24.-Rasmus Mickelsen, born in September, eightyfour years ago, one of the first settlers of Cedar City, died in Parowan, Thursday October 22.-United States Distrct Judge M.M. Estee, well known in Utah and the West, died in Honolulu, 27th. He was appointed in 1900, by President McKinley.-On November 1, 1903, Mary Johnson, born Ohio, seventy-three years ago, died in Springville, where she settled in 1877.Word is received of the death in Pacheco, Mexico, October 21, of Jens Jensen, formerly bishop of Salina. He was born April 18, 1830.-Johnathan Bowen, a pioneer of Cache Valley, born Vermont, March 31, 1834, who came to Utah in 1849, died November 5, in Logan. -Niels Jensen, born October 3, 1832, in Denmark, a devoted Church member, died in Provo, November 6.-George Finlayson, chief engineer Logan sugar factory, age fifty, died Sunday, 8th, from injuries received in an accident at the factory two weeks ago.-Jane Woodcock, a pioneer of Kanosh,

and a member of the hand cart company of 1856, born in England, September 6, 1820, died Saturday, 7th.-On the 8th Matilda C. E. Ek, born in Sweden, December 24, 1850, wife of Bishop Carl Ek, was buried from the 25th ward meeting house, Salt Lake.-Mary Wightman, with the Saints in Kirtland in 1837, an old resident of Payson, aged eighty, died on the 10th.

A REIGN OF THUGS.-Ogden has suffered for several weeks by a reign of hold-ups, caused doubtless by the influx of evil transients and hobos from the gangs of the Lucin Cut-off. Ray Mills, a young man from the East was found dead on the banks of the Ogden, October 19, shot by unknown parties with a view to robbery. Citizens have been held up and stores robbed; the council have appointed twenty extra police, and on the 22nd, a mass meeting of residents was held with a view to organizing and driving the criminals out of the city. The mayor was named as captain and empowered to call any assistance that he might need from among the one hundred men who signed the resolutions which declared in strong terms against the lawless element. On the night of the same day, J. R. Shakell, a railway brakeman, riding into Ogden, met J. D. Snipes and Alonzo Clark, special policemen and, in fear of hold-ups, opened fire and shot the first named fatally, and the second through the thumb. On the 24th Judge Rolapp sentenced Gus Smith and Henry Campbell, who had been convicted of assault with intent to commit robbery, to five and seven years in the State penitentiary, which in the face of prevailing conditions should have a good effect. To further help matters, the council has ordered twenty new electric lights for the streets, and added ten permanent police to the regular force.

FOUNDER'S DAY AT BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY.-This school opened in October, 1875. On the 23rd, founder's day was celebrated. A procession of eight hundred pupils formed, and marched from the buildings to various locations in the city of Provo, where the school had been held. When they arrived at the bank corner, where the school was temporarily located in 1884, after the fire, a stop was made, and President Joseph F. Smith formally announced the change of name of the institution from the Brigham Young Academy to the Brigham Young University. The announcement was received with approval by the students who then proceeded to launch some B. Y. U. yells. The city was decorated with the white and blue, the school colors, and the citizens generally, and the public school children, viewed the procession. In the college hall further appropriate exercises were held, speeches being made by President Joseph F. Smith, Senator Reed Smoot, Hon. John Henry Smith, Lester Mangum. for the students, Jesse Knight and others. Athletic sports followed.

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A MONUMENT TO DR. KARL G. MAESER. Dr. J. M. Tanner and former students of the well known educator, Dr. Maeser, by consent of the Church Board of Education and the First Presidency, have commenced a movement to erect a monument to his memory in the Salt Lake cemetery, where his body rests. Dr. Maeser was a pioneer teacher in the Church whose labors are beyond price in their effect for good upon the thousands of people who came under his influence. Small contributions will be accepted from former students, and it is expected that all will anxiously and promptly do themselves the honor of giving to the fund.

RAILROAD BUILDING-THE LUCIN CUT-OFF.-On the 26th, the last pile on the great Lucin Cut-off was driven, the trestle will soon be finished and the final opening is set for the latter part of November. This is the chief construction of the Southern Pacific system, for the past two years. and is said to have cost many millions. It is expected that trains will be running over the cut-off by the first of the new year. In the past three years, the Harriman lines have spent $104,348,369 for betterments and equipments. The system includes the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific, Oregon Short Line, Oregon R. & N. Co., Chicago, & Alton, and the Kansas City Southern. The straightening of the Southern Pacific from Ogden to Reno has resulted in a saving of 47.37 miles in actual distance, an equivalent of seventy-five miles in overcoming difficult grades, and a practical saving of two hours in running time, for the stretch of six hundred and forty-two miles between the two stations. It is expected trains will use the entire new system, January 1, 1904.

NEW GENERAL TRAFFIC MANAGER. On the 30th, Thomas Milton Schumacher was promoted to the position of General Traffic Manager of the Oregon Short Line Railroad. He has been acting manager since August, 1901. He was born at Williamfort, Pa., February 16, 1861, and has been in the railway service most of his time since 1879, in a variety of capacities. His experience ranges from telegraph operator, freight clerk, station agent, brakeman and superintendent's chief clerk, to General Agent of the U. P., in San Francisco, and now to his present position. His experience has been obtained with many western roads, and he is conceded to be among the best traffic men in the country. He says he learned more as a terminal station agent than in any other position.

THE AQUARIUS FOREST RESERVE, SOUTHERN UTAH. By proclamation of President Roosevelt, October 24, the Aquarius Forest Reserve is established in Southern Utah. It embraces lands surrounding the Aqua rius Plateau, beginning west of Thurber, Wayne county, and situated

mostly in the unsurveyed district where a large number of small creeks rise and flow northerly into Rabbit valley, on the Fremont river; thence south, and westerly around the plateau, covering the sources of small streams flowing southerly into Potato Valley, on the Escalante river, Garfield county; thence north about the sources of Crystal and Coyote creeks, and Awapa Plateau in the southeastern part of Piute county; thence easterly towards Thurber to place of beginning. All persons are warned not to make settlement upon the above named lands, more particularly described in the proclamation. The Aquarius is the sixth reserve in Utah, the others being Uintah, the largest, proclaimed February 22, 1897; Fish Lake, Sevier county, proclaimed February 10, 1899; Payson, proclaimed August 3, 1901; Manti and Logan, both proclaimed May 29; 1903. By second proclamation of November 5, 1903, nearly two townships, west of Thistle Creek, in townships eleven and twelve south, are added to the Payson Forest Reserve.

MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS.-On the 15th of October Nordica sang in the Tabernacle to five thousand listeners, in a concert which was one of the great musical successes of Salt Lake. Prof. Evan Stephens and the choir shared in the honors.-The underground fire in the Eureka mines was put under control on the 29th of October, after burning for more than three weeks, and the work will soon be resumed.-31: the copper furnace at the Majestic company's smelter, Milford, went into commission, an event which caused the whole of Beaver county to rejoice.-The Rio Grande Railway Co., has received one hundred thousand mountain trout fry from the Government fish hatchery at Leadville, and placed the young trout in the Provo river with a view to making it a fishers' paradise.

November, 1903.

THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.-The elections held on Tuesday, November 3, resulted in placing Democratic Mayors in Salt Lake City and Provo; Richard P. Morris being elected in the former, by a plurality of 2,270 over Knox, Republican; and Wm. M. Roylance, in the latter, by a majority of 96, over J. W. Farrer, the Republican candidate. The Councilmen are mixed in both cities, the Republicans having 9 out of 15, in Salt Lake City, and in Provo, 5 Republicans and 5 Democrats. Logan elected E. W. Robinson (Rep.) Mayor, with 111 plurality; Ogden, Wm. Glasmann, with a majority of 822, over Peter Anderson, Democrat. Park City, Coalville, Beaver, Lehi, Springville, Pleasant Grove, Manti, Ephraim, Mt. Pleasant and many other smaller cities, elected Republican mayors.

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Several cities elected non-partisan officers, and, others again, mixed tickets. The Socialists cast 806 votes for their candidate in Salt Lake City, as against 484, in 1901. In Park City, this party cast 439 votes for Mayor, while in other places the showing indicated slight growth.

UTAH PIONEER DEAD.-Aaron F. Farr, died at the home of Hon. Moses Thatcher, in Logan, November 8, 1903. His home was in Ogden, where he has resided since 1857. He was born in Waterford, Caladonia county, Vermont, October 31, 1818, and moved with his parents, to Kirtland, in 1836, and from thence to Missouri, with his brother Lorin Farr, in 1837. From that time on, for a decade, he took a leading part in the migrations and troubles of the Saints, being the pioneer who led to the settlement of Adam-Ondi-Ahman. In Nauvoo, he was married by th Prophet Joseph, to Persis Atherton. He was among the first to flee from Nauvoo, and in March, 1847, was called to join the first pioneers at Winter Quarters, to make the journey to the mountains, under President Brigham Young. He arrived in the Valley, September 20, 1847, two months behind the advance guard, having been returned to bring forward the coming emigrants through the Black Hills. A conspicuous character in the building of Utah, he was ever a leader among the people. He was the first civil magistrate in the west; he was U. S. deputy marshal under Joseph L. Heywood; from 1859 to 1869, was probate judge of Weber county, holding his first commission from Governor Cumming; was city alderman of Ogden, several terms, and in 1872, served in the lower house of the Legislature. He filled missions to the eastern states; and in 1852, to the West Indies, presiding, also, over the St. Louis conference. He was a man of jovial nature, full of integrity, abounding with practical sense, and ever viewing the bright side of life. His funeral was held from the Ogden Tabernacle, on the 12th, Apostles John Henry, George A., and Hyrum M. Smith, speaking.

THE ALTA TRAMWAY.-This road, so far as ore hauling is concerned, has been idle for fifteen years. With the recent, unprecedented revival of mining in the Cottonwoods, from whence, at present, fifty tons of ore are daily transported to the smelters, the road has again become of value. It belongs to the Rio Grande Western Railway, and some days ago, was leased to Charles D. Rooklidge, for ten years. A company will be formed, and one hundred thousand dollars spent in equiping, re-building, and furnishing the road with electric power. If the mines continue, as in the year past, to produce mineral, it will only be a short time till several hundred tons per day will be ready to pass over the road, to the smelters.

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