[ Towns ] [ Cache ]"OLD NEWS" ABSTRACTS OF CLARKSTON, Part 1, by Larry D. Christiansen
“Old News” of Clarkston, Utah By Larry D. Christiansen Part 1 – Introduction with Selected Topical Guide, newspaper coverage from 1867 thru July 14, 1888. Part 2 – From August 1888 through Dec. 30, 1893. Part 3 – From January 1894 through Dec. 31, 1896. Part 4 - From January 1897 through 1899. Part 5 - From 1900 through 1929 (one extract each for 1940 & 1942)
The earliest selections will be from the Deseret News (primarily the Weekly version) until newspapers were established at Ogden and Logan in 1879.
Thereafter, those cited will be from the newspapers published in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Logan, and location of publication should be noted when
references to “this place” or etc. are mentioned in the text.
The newspapers published in Logan were: The Logan Leader, The Utah Journal, The Logan Journal and The Journal.
Those published in Ogden were: The Ogden Junction; The Ogden Daily Herald; Ogden Herald; Ogden Morning Herald; The Standard.
The date on the first line on the left hand side is the date of publication followed by the page (p.) number and article heading. Occasionally
there will be more than one item from a particular issue of a newspaper and it will be so noted. At the end of the extract or article will be the
source by paper name and date.
Guidelines: Anyone reading this collection should be aware of the following points:
1). The spelling of individual names must be viewed with wide latitude—for example: Butters /Buttars, Barston /Barson, Dalley/Dahle, Griffis/Griffiths, Yeates/Yates, Loosli/Loosle, Ralfsten/ Ravsten, etc.
There was particular trouble with the names Malmberg, Atkinson, Stewart and with the Scandinavian names ending with “sen” or “son”
(sometimes both forms used for the same person plus much uncertainty as to whether the correct form used.)
2). Spelling, grammar and punctuation, whether by the newspaper or letters to the editor, can contain words spelled phonetically or with
colloquial expressions (or words from their native land) to the time period. A few examples—programme, to-day, to-morrow, pic-nic, lucrene, postoffice.
Furthermore, there will be much misspelling with an alert that one of the most persistent of these will be on counselor (counsellor and councilor, councillor, etc.).
There will be limited use of “[sic]” to indicate some of the misspelling. The use and misuse of capitalization, periods, commas and other punctuation will sometimes be inconsistent.
3). In some cases the graphic text viewed in some of the newspapers was difficult to read and decipher, and where a word, phrase or lines could not be read, a
blank with a question mark “_?_” will indicate the problem.
4). In some of the newspaper articles, particularly those from “Local Points,” there was often several short items and where there are quotation marks at
beginning and end of a series of such, they were not necessarily printed one after another. In addition only representative examples of land transactions
were copied; frequently these were extremely difficult to read and decipher.
5). Notices of conferences, meetings, Home Missionary appointments, High Council appointments, Deseret or Sunday School Union Meetings, , etc.,
were not transcribed except for an occasional example. Many of these ran through many issues of the paper before the event with no significant or interesting information.
6). There will be a minimum of the compiler’s personal comments or ideas in this collection, and the exceptions placed in a “NOTE” in italics
and/or placed in brackets such as [NOTE: This refers to . . . .”]
SELECTED TOPICAL INDEX: Publication date format – i.e., 10/17/85 = Oct. 17, 1885 or 9/21/1900 = Sept. 21, 1900; If the final number is two digits it came in the late 1880s, if four digits it came in 1900, 1901 or 1902. ALL SURNAMES (with various spellings) – use search function to find. "a hard times party" – 2/13/95; “ Old Time party” 1/16/96; 1/23/96. A powder blast at Smithfield for a political purpose – 9/12/94. Accidents – 8/13/73; 2/1/79; 6/24/81; 8/5/81; 10/7/81; 10/12/81; 6/7/82; 7/15/85; 7/29/85; 4/22/90; 8/29/90; 12/31/90; 9/23/91; 12/1/91;6/2/92; 7/30/92; 8/3/92;10/5/92; 8/15/94; 4/20/95; 7/13/95; 8/6/95; 11/14/95; 11/30/95; 1/23/96;3/14/96; 8/25/96; 9/17/96; 12/31/96; 6/10/97; 9/4/1900; 8/29/1902. Band, brass – 8/27/90; 9/3/90; 12/3/90; 3/25/91; 5/6/91; 4/2/92; 5/25/92; 7/30/92;10/12/92; 7/8/93; 1/24/94; 3/24/94; 6/20/96. Band, string – 9/23/91; 10/5/92; 11/16/92; 7/8/93; 3/14/96; “Barson’s orchestra” – 10/28/93; Barson string band - 1/16/96; 8/31/97. Base ball – 7/7/86; 4/22/91 ("side hill" field); 5/6/91; 5/25/92(with interesting details); 5/27/93 (with details on "championship of the world"); 5/16/94; 5/23/94; 6/13/94; 5/23/95. Bear carried off a child – 6/5/92. Bear Lake Monster – 6/22/70. Bee colonies – 12/10/92; 1/6/94. Bets – politics, 10/19/92; prize fight, 3/23/97; races. 7/17/97. Bishop Jardine's team ran way – 6/26/89; step dancing, 4/2/92; Bp. Jardine’s vow to leave management of the Co-op --11/7/96. Bishop Simon Smith - 4/19/71; 5/24/71; 9/6/71; 6/12/72; 8/21/72; 10/2/72; 3/19/73; 4/8/74; 7/1/74; 7/28/75; "S.S.," 9/20/76; 11/29/76. [No further mention of him or his anti-polygamy views.] Bishop Wm. F. Littlewood (Rigby) – 3/24/70; 10/2/72; 3/19/73. Brief sketch of James Myler's life – 5/30/94. "Calvin's Concert” mix up of politics over music – 6/8/92; 6/22/92. Celebrations – 8/19/68; 8/11/69; 7/16/73; 7/26/76; 8/8/77; 8/5/81; 7/6/86; 7/30/92; 7/8/93; 1/7/96; 1/16/96; 7/17/97. Choir Organist "not very good" should practice and study more – 2/24/94. Clark's orchestra – 1/25/93. Clarkston "beat" or cheated on outside entertainment – 1/31/94. Clarkston's "bee charmer” – 7/19/93. Clarkston Co-op store – 3/15/79;2/13/80; 4/6/86; 9/22/86; 4/23/92; 2/24/94;4/7/94; 4/4/95; 8/15/95; 10/8/95; 11/14/95; 1/23/96; 3/5/1896; 5/16/96; 11/7/96; 2/9/97; 2/23/97; 4/13/97. Clarkston’s school – hope for new brick school 6/17/93; need a new school house, 6/20/96; still thinking of a brick building - 12/19/96; 3/4/97;4/15/97;5/6/97; 5/20/97; 5/29/97; 6/10/97;7/17/97;8/15/97; 10/28/97;11/20/97; 12/18/97. Clarkston teacher skipped town leaving debts – 12/19/76. Clarkston-Newton squabbles – 1/21/85 and 2/4/85. Clarkston's "political event of the season" – 10/29/92; "fired the last gun" 11/16/92. Clarkston Quadrille Band – 12/21/92. Coal mine – first report of 1/12/76; 4/19/76; twenty years later 3/14/96; 8/27/96. Commencement essay “Religious Training in School” – 6/6/96. Cowbell music with thoughts of Paradise – 11/30/95. Creamery – 1/28/96;3/1/96; 5/20/97; 7/1/97. Crops – 5/24/71; 8/16/71; 9/6/71; 10/1/73; 9/20/76; 8/8/77; 1/2/78; 1878 "bountiful harvest"- 1/15/79; rather light 9/1/83; half crop 7/19/93; "exceptionally bad" 10/4/93; 8/18/1900; 9/23/1900; 10/19/1900; 9/23/1901. Dances ( dancing, ball, etc.) – 8/19/68; 7/16/73; 7/26/76; 8/8/77; 1/15/79; 8/5/81;5/5/82; 12/29/82;2/13/83; 2/4/85; 12/3/90; 5/6/91; 9/23/91; 11/11/91; 4/2/92; 5/25/92; 7/30/92; 11/16/92; 12/21/92; 2/11/93; 5/27/93; 12/30/93; 1/9/95; 2/13/95; 3/7/95; 5/23/95; 6/5/95; 6/15/95; 11/14/95; 12/19/95; 1/7/96; 1/16/96; 3/14/96; 3/24/96; 7/18/96; 8/4/96; 2/23/97;3/11/97; 4/24/97; 7/17/97; 8/31/97; 11/4/97; 12/2/97; 2/17/98; 2/24/98. Death of a Mormon Battalion veteran – 5/30/94. Deputy Marshals in Clarkston – 12/25/87; 1/4/88; 2/9/88; 6/28/90;3/29/91. Description of Clarkston in 1899 – 11/21/99. Dramatic Association – 3/6/78;2/27/83; 1/21/85; Theatrical Company 3/24/88; 9/3/90; 3/25/91; 4/2/92; 12/21/92; 3/22/93;3/25/93; 3/24/94; 2/23/95; 3/14/96; 2/25/97; 3/4/97;4/4/97; Clarkston Amateur Dramatic Co. 3/31/98. Drowning – 8/5/81; 7/15/85. Estray notices – 5/1/89; 9/2/91; 3/7/92; 7/30/92; 9/17/92; 1/25/93; 9/13/93. Farmers' society – 4/4/95; Cache Valley Agricultural Society - 2/15/96. Fence public square – 3/6/97; 5/20/97; 3/10/98. Fires in Clarkston – 2/1/79; 7/11/88; 11/3/94; 9/24/92; 10/5/92; 8/15/94; 12/12/94; 3/24/96; 3/23/97. "Fish with legs” – 6/22/70; 6/9/75. Glass making suggestion from Clarkston – 4/7/80. "glove contest" – 3/24/94. Gold mine search near Clarkston – 12/5/91; 3/16/92; 3/19/92; via “Madam rumor” 4/23/92. Grasshoppers – 4/19/71;5/24/71;8/16/71;9/6/71; 9/20/76;1/2/78. "graphophone" - 1/29/98; [a supposed improved version of the phonograph by the laboratories of Alexander Graham Bell] Hailstorm – 9/20/76; 8/25/95; 8/27/96; 9/7/97; 9/9/97. Homestead or Timber Culture, Final Proof Notice of Publication – try search by name; also check the following: 3/12/80; 6/11/80; 5/5/82; 3/9/83; 10/10/85; 12/10/90; 6/15/92; 6/2/94; 7/11/94; 5/28/95; 6/16/96; 6/18/96; 8/20/96; 9/17/96;10/27/96; 11/7/96; 1/2/97; 1/26/97; 2/18/97; 5/11/97; 7/31/97; 8/19/97; 10/26/97; 3/19/98. Hope for electric lights someday – 1/29/98. Hunting – 8/27/96. killing chicken hawks, 5/26/94. Idaho boys’ warning to Clarkstonites – 7/26/93. Indian gleaners – 9/30/93. Indian John – 11/30/95. Ladies’ Mass Meeting – 3/9/70. Lightning struck house – 6/1/92; 6/2/92; 6/4/92. "Little mountain" mining claims – 4/7/92. Logan Temple – 2/6/80; 2/25/81; 5/17/84. Lost in a snowstorm – 12/29/83. May day – 5/5/82; 5/6/91; 5/11/92; 4/20/95; 4/30/95. Marriage proposal fraud – 6/22/97; 7/15/97. Martin Harris – illness & death of - 7/21/75; 7/28/75; grave of - 12/5/91; 2/27/92; 5/28/92; flowers put on Harris' grave – 6/15/95; visits to grave of Martin Harris - 1/23/96; 8/15/96. Meetinghouse – 8/19/68; 12/19/76; new building with dimensions dedicated - 1/2/77; 1/2/78; 1/3/79; 1/15/79; 11/19/79; 2/13/80; 2/4/81; 1/5/87; 9/3/90; 12/3/90; 9/23/91; new organ 2/17/92; clock, 2/13/97; new stove and chandeliers, 1/8/98. Missionaries, mission or by name – use search function. Next ride on "load of hay" will be a walk – 7/19/93. Noted visitors to Clarkston – Pres. B. Young , 6/15/70 (see also next entry); 6/22/70; Eliza R. Snow, 1/22/78; J. Golden Kimball, 5/27/93; B. H. Roberts, 12/16/93; Karl G. Maeser, 10/12/95; John W. Taylor, 1/16/96; 1/23/96. Other stores & shops – 6/29/97; 3 stores & 2 blacksmith shops 5/20/97; 4 stores & 2 blks. shops 12/18/97. Penitentiary, pen, prison. “boarding house” – 11/23/87; 2/25/88; 3/28/88; 4/11/88; 12/1/88; 12/5/88; 10/19/89; 12/14/89; 5/15/90; 5/24/90; 4/18/91; 5/16/91; 12/30/93. "Pleasant Vale Farmers and Gardeners' Club" (at Clarkston) – 8/21/72. Post Office & mail - 3/24/69; 5/24/71; 9/19/83; 1/5/87; 9/24/90; 3/25/91; 6/17/91; 6/20/91; 10/24/91; 12/5/91; 1/4/93; 11/25/93. Races (foot and horses) – 7/16/73; 7/29/85; 7/30/92; 7/8/93; 1/9/95; 7/17/97. Relief Society – 8/11/69; 10/9/79; 12/24/84; 9/3/90; 4/2/92; 4/23/92; 11/25/93; 2/24/94; 10/20/94; 10/24/94; 2/13/95;2/23/95; 1/23/96; 2/27/96; 3/14/96; new granary 2/9/97; 2/3/98; 2/17/98. Roman Catholic – 1/9/92. Salt Lake Temple – 2/11/93. "Sanko" – “Mr. P. S. Clarkston” – 12/9/91; washed his fingers at the town pump 4/26/93; his prize offer 2/25/97; "heavy-weight humorist" 11/28/97; "whilom wit" 1/8/98. Santa Claus – 1/15/79; 12/21/92; 12/19/96. Sickness – use search function for sick, sickness or a specific disease such as cancer, measles, mumps, whooping cough, La Grippe, “membraneous croup,” brain fever, lung fever, etc. School – 5/24/71; 2/10/75; 12/19/76; 3/15/79; 2/13/80; 5/5/82; 6/5/83; 12/8/87; 4/25/88; 9/3/90; 12/3/90; 5/6/91; 6/17/91; 9/23/91; 4/23/92; 1/31/94; 2/28/94; 11/26/96;12/19/96; 6/24/97; 11/21/99; 2/28/1900; 1/23/1901. Teachers – see at the end of the Selected Topical Index. Settling estate of John Burt – 2/17/92. Silk culture – 8/6/95. Smiles on ladies’ faces for first time in three & half years – 7/8/93. Stealing – 11/14/95; 8/27/96; 1/7/96; 6/20/96; wheat 3/11/97; 3/13/97; chickens 12/2/97. Suit for damages against the county – 8/23/1900. Surprise party for Bishop Jardine – 11/7/94. The Clarkston "Biters Bitten" – 1/25/98; 2/3/98. Trip north to Snake River country – 5/9/95; 6/5/95;6/15/95. Tug-of-war – 7/30/92. United Order – 7/1/74; 7/28/75. Winter scene in Clarkston – 2/4/81; 11/14/95; 1/7/96. "with a whoop and a hurrah" – 10/28/93. Wolves – 11/14/95. School Teachers in Clarkston mentioned in the newspapers: 1876 - "Our late school teacher has left us for parts unknown . . .leaving some debts.” – 12/19/76. 1879 - J. E. Carlisle (3/6/78) - Miss Mary Homer (3/6/79) 1880 - Franklin Miller (2/13/80) - Mary Homer (2/13/80; 2/23/80) 1882 - Alfred G. White (5/5/82) - Mrs. Frances White (5/5/82) [Newspaper coverage of Clarkston most sparse in the mid and late 1880s.] 1888 - Alfred White 4/25/88: 7/1/88) 1890 - Joshua Homer (9/3/90; 12/3/90) - Miss Fannie Daley (12/3/90) 1891 - Joshua Homer - 9/23/91; 4/23/92;7/9/92;10/19/92; 2/11/93;11/29/93;1/31/94; Annie Larson (Larsen) - 5/6/91; 6/17/91;4/23/92;7/9/92; Hulda Westerberg of Hyrum - 10/19/92;2/11/93; 11/29/93;1/31/94; 1892 – Joshua Homer & Hulda Westerberg – 10/19/92 1893 - Joshua Homer & Hulda Westerberg – 2/11/93 1894 – Joshua Homer & Hulda Westerberg – 1/31/94. [Note: Miss Hulda Westerberg was listed in the paper as Ulda once and by various spellings of her last name from the correct spelling to Westenburg, Westbridge, Westberg. She married a Clarkston fellow and died at Clarkston in 1958.] 1895 - John Griffin of Newton - 8/6/95; 9/5/95; 1/23/96; 2/27/96; 3/14/96; Miss Maggie Sparks - 9/5/95; 1/23/96; 2/27/96; 3/14/96; 1896 – “Mr. Thomas Bradley and sister” Miss Louisa Bradley – 9/10/96; 12/19/96 Teachers Bradley and Sister Lowe”? (Possibly Mr. Bradley and his sister Louisa.) Independent school taught by Clarkstonite “Prof. Alexander Archibald. 12/19/96. 1897 - “Teachers Bradley and Bradley” – 3/4/97; “teacher Bradley” 4/24.97; 6/24/97. 1897 – Mr. Johnny Chandler of Box Elder Co., and Miss Bradly of Hyrum, 9/9/97; 12/2/97. 1898 – Mr. James Chandler, Miss Louisa Bradley, Miss Lina Lindquist – 3/10/98. * * * * Compiler’s comments and questions: Clarkston residents took serious their religion, politics and community affairs. They were big on surprise parties and missions. The two things that I have wondered about the most were their little mentioning of the 1897 Pioneer Jubilee celebration and the placement of a stone marker on the grave of Martin Harris in late May of 1892. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * “Old News” of Clarkston, Utah – Part 1 - from 1867 thru July 14, 1888. Dec. 18, 1867 -p. 3 under "Correspondence" From a letter dated at Logan, Ut. November 29, 1867 - Editor Deseret News:- Dear Brother; "On the 22nd instant., Pres. E. T. Benson, accompanied by Bishop Wm. Budge and Elder W. H. Shearman, left this place on a short missionary tour through the northern settlements of this country, and the Malad Valley. It was the design to hold meeting in Franklin, on Friday evening, but the severe storm prevented. The elders met with the warmest reception at Oxford, where three meeting were held on Sunday, and a Sunday School was organized. . . . They have a very good log meeting room in the settlement, 19 by 39, and, although the people have had to move several times, their spirit of enterprise is not quenched . . . . [continued on to Woodland Station in Marsh Valley and to Malad and then to Bear River at Hampton Station] "Elder F. W. Young accompanied the missionaries to Clarkston on Wednesday, where Bishop Littlewood provided a good fire, a good meeting and a good dinner, three blessings which were all appreciated. The land in this place is excelled by none in the Territory. The Bishop is full of the spirit of his calling and alive to the physical, mental, and spiritual wants and progress of his people. A rather late drive brought the party to Weston. . . . "Praying that you may, and fully believing that you will, enjoy the blessing of the Lord and success in your present labors. Yours very truly, W. H. S. [W. H. Shearman] --Deseret News Weekly, Dec. 18, 1867. Aug. 19, 1868 - p. 7 under "Celebrations of the 24th in the Settlements." "At Clarkston, Cache County, salutes were fired at daybreak and sunrise. At half past nine a procession was formed, which with the Bishop and others assembled at the meeting house, where the exercises consisted of an oration, speeches, music, singing, toasts, etc. In the afternoon the young folk had a dance, and in the evening the adults. Committee of arrangements, George Davis, Thomas Godfrey and R. Loosley. --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 19, 1868 March 24, 1869 - p. 7 under "Items." "CLARKSTON.--Brother F. W. Young, writing from Clarkston, Cache county, on the 6th instant says the people of that settlement, under the direction of Bishops Maughan, Preston and Littlewood, had turned out en masse and located a new settlement about five miles south of their present one, on the north bank of Bear River. "The people of Clarkston, Oxford and Weston had joined in a petition to the Post Office Department for a semi-weekly mail from Bear River North to Oxford, upon the strength of which they had started a mail of their own. All friends writing to them are requested to direct to Newton, Cache county via Bear River North. "Sleighing had been good in that section up to the date of our correspondent's letter; but the snow was then beginning to yield." --Deseret News Weekly, March 24, 1869. Aug. 11, 1869 - p. 8 under "Celebrations of the Twenty-Fourth in the Settlements." “CLARKSTON" "This settlement, considering its youth and size, made quite a demonstration. There was the customary procession, in which were represented the fathers and mothers in Israel, the Female Relief Society, the youth of both sexes, the Sabbath School scholars, and the native born of Clarkston. A very interesting meeting in the Bowery followed the procession, closing with a brief representation of the different nationalities in the settlement, which proved a source of fun to all present." --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 11, 1869. March 9, 1870 - p. 1 under "The Ladies' Mass Meetings - Their True Significance." "On the 13th of January the first indignation meeting, to protest against the bill in Congress designed to suppress the patriarchal marriage system in Utah, was held by the ladies of this city. Since then similar meetings have been held in the principal cities and settlements of the Territory, and we have received the reports of the same from:-Pleasant Grove, Salem, Millville, Richmond, Wellsville, Springville, Nephi, Grantsville, Milton, Fairfield, Kanosh, Hyrum, Fillmore, Willard, Scipio, Rockville,American Fork, Farmington, Mount Pleasant, Springtown, Fountain Green, Toquerville, Alpine City, Porterville, Franklin, Mona, Spanish Fork, Manti, Lehi, Cedar City, Payson, West Jordan, Beaver, South Jordan, Clarkston, Logan, Brigham City, Clifton, Paris, Parowan, Hebron, Pinto, Pine Valley, Centreville, Weber City, South Cottonwood, Minersville, Newton, Virgin City, Kaysville, Smithfield [,] Washington, Adamsville and Greenville. "Several of these reports we have published in a condensed form, in the columns of the NEWS; we would be glad to publish all, but lack of space and a fear that the repetition of sentiments exactly similar, would prove tedious to the majority of our readers compel us to refrain. We intended to publish the names of the officers and speakers at the various meeting, believing that they deserve to be held in remembrance, but instead of that, we shall hand them all, with the reports of the speeches they have furnished us, to President Geo. A. Smith, Church Historian, that they may be preserved in the archives of the church. The number of ladies who have attended these meetings amount in the aggregate to not less, we feel confident in saying, than twenty-five thousand, and twenty-five thousand women voluntarily assembling for such a purpose,--to endorse patriarchal marriage and to protest against legislation designed to suppress it, is without parallel in the world's history, and furnishes an incontestible proof that the women of Utah, when brought to the test of principle, can be as firm and decided in their integrity as the sterner sex. "An impartial person, on perusing these speeches printed in the NEWS, will at once discard the idea that the ladies of Utah are the degraded, spiritless and ignorant creatures that their traducers have represented them. . . . --Deseret News Weekly, March 9, 1870. June 15, 1870 - p. 5 under "Local and Other Matters. "From Friday's Daily" "PRESIDENT YOUNG AND PARTY.--By telegram from Franklin, Cache Co., per Deseret Telegraph line, we learn that President Young and party stayed at Clarkston last night, and will stay at Oxford to-night. To-morrow he will reach Soda Springs, where he will probably stay two or three days." --Deseret News Weekly, June 15, 1870. [The next issue of 22nd counters the report of Pres. Young spending the night at Clarkston.] June 22, 1870 - p. 8 under "Correspondence." [Letter dated] "SODA SPRINGS, June 11, 1870. "Bro. Cannon:--Dear Sir, --An express leaves here this morning and I have only time to write a few lines. On June 6th we drove to Bear River City, crossed the ferry and held a meeting in the morning; this settlement contains sixty-five families. The meeting was addressed by Presidents Young and D. H. Wells, and Elder B. Young, Jun,; much good instruction was given to the people. We them drove to Bear River bridge, where we partook of the hospitality of Bro. Ben. Hampton, by eating an excellent dinner, We them drove to Portage and held a meeting, D. H. Wells, John Taylor, W. Woodruff, F. D. Richards and President Young spoke to the people. "On the 7th we drove to Malad City and held a meeting in the bowery, when the people were addressed by D. H. Wells, W. Woodruff, J. Taylor, B. Young, Jun., and President Young. at the close of the meeting we dined and drove to Portage, where we spent the night. "On the 8th we drove to the top of the mountain dividing the Malad from Cache valley, where we had splendid view of the Malad valley. We then descended into Cache valley and arrived at Newton at 12 o'clock. We held a meeting at Newton, when Lorenzo Snow and John Taylor spoke to the people. We then drove to Clarkston and held a meeting with the people, who were addressed by President Young upon the subject of their settlements and gave much good counsel. At the close of the meeting we returned to Newton and held another meeting in the bowery, when D. B. Hungtington, President Young and Bro. Penrose addressed the people. "On the 9th we left Newton, drove about six miles and visited a strange well, surrounded by a rough stone wall, about forty feet in diameter, ten feet deep, containing a specimen of a strange fish or reptile, from five to eight inches in length; it had four legs like a lizard, the head was encircled with something that looked like horns in the water, but folder back when out of water; it had much the appearance of a fish in the New England waters called Pouts, or Bull Heads; we caught several with a hook and examined them and threw them back; the water was of a greenish cast with an oily surface. We left the well and drove to Weston, ten miles and a half from the well. We held a meeting at Weston, when the people were addressed by President Young and D. H. Wells. We dined and drove to Clifton and stopped a few moments, and then drove to Oxford and held a meeting, when the people were addressed by L. Snow, W. Woodruff, J. Taylor, R. T. Burton, D. H. Wells and President Young. "There are seventeen settlements in Cache valley, and the settlements we have thus far visited in Cache are on the west side of the valley and these we have not before visited. "On the 10th we left Oxford at 6 o'clock and drove six hours over a big rough mountain road, and nooned on a stream called Little Portneuf Creek; we stopped here two hours, and then drove three and a half hours more and arrived at the Soda Springs at 6:30 in the evening, having traveled 65 miles over about the roughest and most mountainous road that we ever traveled in this Territory, but men and teams stood it very well. We had in our company some twenty-three carriages and wagons, with about 50 persons in the company. "When we arrived at the Soda Springs we met with Elders Rich and David P. Kimball, with 50 men, seven baggage wagons and a brass band. There were two large tents and a good hewn log house, erected by President Young, 22 x 18 feet, with a good floor, doors, windows and shingle roof, which makes it very convenient for a dining room for President Young and company, who expect to tarry until next Monday morning. "We have passed so far upon our journey with no harm or accident to any of the company, and all are enjoying general good health. When I left home I was quite poorly with a cold and sore throat, but soon recovered, and I now feel well. "Our road was measured with an Odometer until it gave out. "The teachings upon the journey have been the same as given to the Saints in other settlements; the Spirit of the Lord has been with us and we have been instructed, edified and much blessed and prospered upon our journey. "The Bear Lake Monsters are an established fact in the minds of all who are acquainted with the various circumstances under which they have been seen. A few -days since, three of the brethren in a boat, came near running on to one in the Lake, lying quiet in the water. "We shall hold a meeting to-morrow.” W. WOODRUFF. --Deseret News Weekly, June 22, 1870. April 19, 1871 - p. 12 under "Local and Other Matters." "SALT LAKE CITY, April 9th, 1871. "Editor Deseret News:-- Dear Sir, I wish to correct a statement made in the NEWS on the 8th inst., in relation to Newton, Clarkston and Round Valley, to the effect that the grasshoppers and their eggs were so numerous in those places that the people felt discouraged and were consequently sowing but little grain. It is not the case in Clarkston, there being no eggs in that settlement, and the people are sowing a greater breadth of land than on any previous season, and feel quite encouraged. I am not posted with regard to other localities, but hope people will nowhere neglect to put in their crops, for those who do not sow cannot expect to reap. It is time we did reap for we have suffered heavily from the ravages of the insects for the last five years, but trust it has all been for our good and that we will profit thereby. Yours truly, SIMON SMITH." --Deseret News Weekly, April 19, 1871. May 10, 1871 - p.11 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache county, April 19th., George Sparks. Deceased was born in Worcester, England, Feb. 21, 1840, and emigrated to this country in 1860. He died in full faith of the gospel. The brethren of Clarkston turned out en masse to follow his remains to the place of interment." --Deseret News Weekly, May 10, 1871. May 24, 1871 - p. 10 under "Cache Valley" "CACHE VALLEY.--Bishop Simon Smith, writing from Clarkston, on the 7th instant. says: "I am happy to state that we have at last got a Post Office established in this town, with a semi-weekly mail. This is a great blessing and one which we, as a people, have long desired. Much credit is due to our Delegate, Hon. W. H. Hooper, for helping us through with this matter. You can judge, in part, the disadvantages we have had to labor under since we settled here in 1864, in relation to our mail matter, by only getting it as it came by chance. On the 1st inst. we called a meeting, to take into consideration the propriety of levying a school tax and, by a vote of two-thirds of the people of this settlement, a tax of two per cent, on all taxable property, was agreed to be levied, and thus we have a free school. I think this system will be much better than the one we have had heretofore in encouraging education. We wish the rising generation to be better prepared to bear off the Kingdom, and to do this our children must be educated that they may be prepared for the great work of the future. "We have had several good rain-storms this spring. The crops look well. Our prospects for a bountiful harvest have never been better. There are a few grasshoppers and crickets on the outskirts of our farms, but not enough, I think, to cause any alarm." --Deseret News Weekly, May 24, 1871. Aug. 16, 1871 - p. 8 under "Local and Other Matters." "THE CACHE VALLEY CROPS &c.--Elder George L. Farrell, of Logan, called this morning, and he kindly furnish us with the following approximate estimate of the grain crops of the County: Wheat bu. Oats bu. Barley bu. Logan 41,000 7,000 2,000 Clarkston 5,000 2,000 1,000 Newton 800 100 100 Weston 500 200 100 Oxford 1,300 600 100 Franklin 8,000 2,000 300 Richmond 9,000 5,000 2,000 Smithfield 7,000 1,000 500 Hyde Park 10,000 600 --- Providence 15,000 --- --- Millville 8,000 --- --- Hyrum 15,000 --- --- Paradise 1,500 --- --- Wellsville 8,000 400 --- Mendon 9,000 500 500 Totals 139,100 19,400 6,600 "The above is a much more satisfactory showing than was expected, from the appearance of things while the grasshoppers were at their work of destruction. "Corn pease and sugar cane look very promising throughout the entire County at present, and should the 'hoppers' not pay another visit the yield will be excellent." --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 16, 1871. Sept. 6, 1871 - p.8 continued from p. 7 "Local and Other Matters." "CACHE COUNTY.--Brother Simon Smith writes from Clarkston, August 29th, of good health among the people, a bountiful harvest notwithstanding the dryness of the season and several grasshopper attacks, never better crops generally, hay rather light, improvements being pushed ahead, harvesting about through with, not much threshing done, and the people preparing to put through the U.N.R.R. The settlers of Clarkston were contemplating the extension of their water ditches from their farming land to the meadow land, which could be done at little expense." --Deseret News Weekly, Sept. 6, 1871. June 12, 1872 - p.7 under "Local and Other Matters" [From Tuesday's Daily, June 4] "CLARKSTON.--Bro. Simon Smith writes from Clarkston, Cache, May 25th: "We have a general time of good health and feel much encouraged by the prospects of a bountiful harvest. The prospects have never been better or even as good as they are at present. I am happy to state that notwithstanding the many obstacles the people here, being in a new country, have had to overcome, they feel like pressing on, and are beginning to appreciate their homes and realize to some extent the advantages of the same." --Deseret News Weekly, June 12, 1872 Aug. 14, 1872 - p. 6 under "Correspondence." [A letter to the editor from "J. Morgan" dated Paris, Idaho on Aug. 1, 1872 tells of passing through several of the Mormon settlements on his passage from Franklin to an overlook viewing Bear Lake as follows:] "Every city, town or village has its distinctive features, that crop out in its general outlines . . . .One cannot but be impressed by the general air of thrift and progress that pervades all the settlements of three northern valleys, and the well ordered indications that are to be met with on all sides; the waving fields of grain of Cache Co. stamp something agricultural upon its entire surroundings, from the mansion to the lowly thatched cottage, its teams and wagons are heavier, its improvements are of a more solid character, its foundations are laid down deeper apparently, than in most places, bespeaking a settled purpose and permanent investment. . . . "Leaving Bear River, Clarkston and Newton to the left, passing the fine meadow lands with here and there a ranch, streams of pure limpid water, skirted on either side by a fringe of cottonwood, whose leaves rustled, shivered, glistened and glinted in the afternoon sunlight, we commence the toilsome ascent of the mountain range dividing the valleys of Cache and Bear Lake." --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 14, 1872. Aug. 21, 1872 - p. 6 under "List of Agricultural Societies." "The following is a list of agricultural, horticultural, and pomological [sic] societies, farmers; clubs, etc., in Utah Territory, as recorded in the books of the Department of Agriculture, June 1, 1872. [No Cache County listing for "County Societies" under Agricultural and horticultural.] Under "Township Societies: Hyrum Farmers and Gardeners' Club Logan Farmers, Gardeners' and Mechanics Club Logan Gardeners' Club Mendon Agricultural and Horticultural Society Millville Farmers and Gardeners Club Oxford Farmers and Gardeners' Club Paradise Farmers and Gardeners Club Pleasant Vale Farmers and Gardeners' Club, S. Smith, Geo. Davis, Clarkston, Cache. Co. Providence Farmers' and Gardeners' Club Smithfield Farmers and Gardeners' Club. Wellsville Farmers and Gardeners' Club [ NOTE: Clarkston's group listed under "Pleasant Vale" with the officers named.] --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 21, 1872 Sept. 11, 1872 - p. 12 under "Local and other Matters." "TWO DAYS' MEETINGS.—‘G. B.’ forwards us the following synopsis of two days' meetings held at Smithfield, Cache Co., Aug. 31 and Sept. 1st. "The congregation assembled in the meeting-house at 10:30 a.m. The stand was occupied by Brigham Young, Junr., of the Quorum of the Twelve; Bishop W. B. Preston and the bishops of the various settlements, with the home missionaries; also returned foreign missionaries . . . . "Bishop W. B. Preston presented Brigham Young, Jr., to the people as the President of Cache Valley and the Bear River and Soda Springs country, and from the fact that there were more hands raised that there were individuals present, demonstrated unmistakeably the hearty good will of the people to sustain him in his honorable calling. . . . After a rich time of feasting upon the words of life as they spontaneously flowed from the mouths of the Elders, Brother W. B. Preston announced that two days' meeting would be held at Clarkston, Sept. 14th and 15th.” --Deseret News Weekly, Sept. 11, 1872. Oct. 2, 1872 - p. 7 under "Local and other Matters." "TWO DAYS MEETINGS.--We have received from Bishop Simon Smith, of Clarkston, an account of two days' meetings held there Sept. 14th and 15th. There were present, B. Young, jun., of the Quorum of the Twelve, Bishops W. B. Preston, William Maughan, Lorenzo Hatch, Samuel Roskelly, John Maughan, W. F. Littlewood and George Lake, and Elders Moses Thatcher and Jeremiah Hatch and a large number of brethren and sisters from the surrounding settlements. Addresses on practical subjects were delivered by Elder B. Young, jun., Bishop Preston and others. A number of the brethren also visited the Sunday school and gave instruction and advise to the children. "The health of the people of Clarkston is good, and they are busy gathering a bountiful harvest." --Deseret News Weekly, Oct. 2, 1872. March 19, 1873 - p.7 under "Presiding Elders and Bishops." "Of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Utah Territory and adjacent Settlements." I -[Listing for Oneida County, Idaho and Rich County, Utah, including one settlement at Evanston, Wyo. in which "WILLIAM BUDGE is Presiding Bishop over the above Wards."] II. Oxford, George Lake, Oneida co., Idaho Clifton, Wm. Pratt, " " " Bridgeport, N. W. Packer, " " " Franklin, L. H. Hatch, " " " Weston, John Maughan, Cache co., Utah Clarkston, Simon Smith, " " " Newton, W. F. Littlewood, " " " Lewiston, W. C. Lewis, " " " Richmond, W. W. Merrill, " " " Smithfield, Samuel Roskelly, " " " Hyde Park, Wm. Hyde, " " " * Logan, W. B. Preston, " " " Providence, M. D. Hammond, " " " Millville, G. O. Pitkin, " " " Hyrum, O.N. Liljenquist, " " " Paradise, David James, " " " Wellsville, Wm. Maughan, " " " Mendon, Henry Hughes, " " " WM. B. PRESTON is Presiding Bishop over the foregoing eighteen Wards. * COUNTY SEAT. [Listing continued for other LDS areas.] --Deseret News Weekly, March 19, 1873. July 16, 1873 - p. 12 under "Local and other Matters." "Henry Stokes writes from Clarkston that health, peace and prosperity abound in that settlement. The Fourth was observed there by procession to the bowery, where the Declaration of Independence, speeches, recitations and songs were indulged in. In the afternoon foot and horse races, &c, and in the evening a dance." --Deseret News Weekly, July 16, 1873. Aug. 13, 1873 - p.5 under "Local and other Matters." "MELANCHOLY CASE OF SUICIDE.--Brother Henry Stokes, of Clarkston, Cache County, sends us, under the date of August 2nd, the following account of a most melancholy case of suicide, which occurred at that place on the day previous:-- "On Friday, August 1st, about noon, Mrs. Allie M. Seamons, wife of Mr. Nelson A. Seamons, of Helena, Montana (who arrived here, on their way to Corinne, on Wednesday, July 30th), committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with a pistol. The ball entered the head near the right ear and lodged near the right eye. She was left alone in the wagon, her husband having gone out on the range to get his horses. After being away about two hours he returned to the wagon, when he found that she had committed the fatal deed. She was lying on her back in the wagon, with her head resting on a sack, and a bandage tied under her chin, apparently to prevent her jaw from falling down after death. The blood was flowing freely from the wound in her head, and a Colt's navy pistol was lying close by her, the weapon being marked with blood. She was perfectly insensible from the time that her husband returned to the wagon till the hour of death, which occurred the same night. "At 10.30 a.m., on Saturday, an inquest was held upon her body, before Andrew Quigley, justice of the peace, for the precinct, and, upon examination, it was proven beyond all doubt, that she had come to her death by a pistol ball from a weapon in her own hands. "The following letter was found in her pocket, by her husband, in putting his hand into her pocket to pull out a handkerchief with which to wipe her face. " Dear Nelson: 'I cannot say good bye for ever, darling, by word of mouth, but by paper I can open my heart to you. I love you very dearly, Nelson, too dearly to live to be a torment to you. My mind has been made up for some time, but I could not do it till I saw you once more, so now I say good bye. I hate to do this thing, because I love you, but we have no money, no friends, no nothing, and I know that you are discouraged. Nelson, one request I have to make, write to my mother, Mary M. Avery, Norway, Herkinmer, New York, and tell her that I am gone. And if you get a letter from my dear Mary write to Laura Carpenter, Saint Mary's Convent, Buffalo, saying I am dead, and my last gift to her is Mary and Nelsey. Wherever I die, bury me just as I am. I have suffered so much I cannot suffer more. I know you have never believed me, when I have told you I should kill myself. Well, darling, I cannot say anything more, only live a good life, and sometimes think of me, as your own darling, and ever near you in spirit of possible. My last words and thoughts are, as ever all the time, God bless you and may God received my soul. A kill to remain for ever on your lips. Your wife, ALLIE SEAMONS." --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 13, 1873. October 1, 1873 - p. 7 under "Local and other Matters." "HOME FROM A PREACHING TOUR.-- Bishop L. D. Young and Elders B. R. Nelsen and W. G. Young left this city on the 10th instant on a preaching tour in the northern portion of the Territory. They reached home yesterday. During their absence they held twenty-six meetings, which were well attended by the people, although they were in the busiest time of an abundant harvest. The party were accompanied through Cache Co. by Elder Brigham Young, president of that stake of Zion. During their trip they visited and preached in Brigham City, Copenhagen, Wellsville, Hyrum, Paradise, Millville, Providence, Hyde Park, Smithfield, Richmond, Franklin, Bridgeport, Clifton, Oxford, Weston, Clarkston, Newton, Mendon, Willard City, Ogden and Kaysville. "In every place peace and prosperity prevailed, and the people were alive to their duties. The wheat and hay crops were immense. In some places in Cache the harvest is still ungathered, owing chiefly to the scarcity of help. In some of the settlements building and other improvements are being pushed vigorously forward. . . . --Deseret News Weekly, Oct. 1, 1873. April 8, 1874 - p. 7 and May 27, 1874 - p.11 – under “Presiding Elders and Bishops.” "Clarkston, Simon Smith, Cache Co., Utah." [Thereafter a standard feature in the Deseret New Weekly citing the leaders of the area wards, and no further reference will be made to this.] --Deseret News Weekly, per dates cited above. July 1, 1874 - p.1 under "Local and other Matters." "Clarkston, Cache Co., U.T. June 1st, 1874. "Editor Deseret News: "A branch of the United Order was organized in this settlement last evening, under the direction of Elders Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, of the Twelve, and Bishop Wm. B. Preston, the following officers being elected. Bishop Simon Smith, President; Andrew Quigley, 1st Vice President; Ole A. Jensen, 2nd Vice President; Andrew W. Heggie, Secretary; Henry Stokes, Treasurer. "ANDREW W. HEGGIE.” --Deseret News Weekly, July 1, 1874. August 5, 1874 - p. 5 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache County, July 20, of dropsy, ELIZA OLIVIA STOKES, wife of Cyrus E. Clark, aged 23 years, 1 month and 6 days. "Deceased was born June 14th, 1851, at West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England; was baptized when eight years old; emigrated, with her father's family, in 1860, crossing the sea in the ship William Topscott; stayed with her father's family in the city of New York two years; left New York City for Utah in 1862; crossed the plains in Captain H. W. Miller's company, walking the whole distance, in company with her father, from Florence to Salt Lake City; left the same day for Cache County, where she continued to reside to the day of her death. She lived and died a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and left a husband and three young children. -- COM "Millennial Star, please copy." --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 5, 1874. February 10, 1875 - p. 11 under "Correspondence." “The Schools of Cache County. SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 25, 1875. "Editor Deseret News: "Believing that many of the readers of your paper would like to learn something of the educational interests of Cache county, I take pleasure in giving you a short account of our visit to the schools of the various settlements. "Bishop Samuel Roskelly is county superintendent of common schools, and has held this office for the past four years. During this time he has labored zealously, and with great effect, to elevate the general character of the schools. "On the 6th inst., Messrs Charles O. Card, Charles C. Hurste and Alvin Crocket, the Logan board of trustees, all of whom are alive to their duties and do not hesitate to perform them, commenced with supt. Roskelly and myself to visit the schools of Logan City. That city is divided into five wards, with a mixed school in each ward, in which are enrolled respectively. 1st 53. 2nd 56, 3rd 68, 4th 64, 5th 48 pupils. In each of these schools is taught only the usual branches that belong to our common school course, except in the third ward, where Mr. W. H. Apperley has started a small class in algebra. The teachers engaged in those wards are energetic workers in the schoolroom, and are doing much good, but in our examinations of the pupils we found that they lacked thoroughness--the classes were not sufficiently drilled. This, however, is not entirely the fault of the teachers, but doubtless they would work to much better advantage and benefit their pupils if they had a course of normal training. "The Cache County Academy is also established in Logan City, in a commodious building, furnished with Andrews' 'Triumph' desks, which are very comfortable and very satisfactory to all parties connected with the institution. There are 62 names of student enrolled now, and many others intend to enroll their names soon. The teacher, Mr. J. Z. Stewart, conducts his classes according to the most approved methods of instruction. He has classes of the third, fourth, and fifth readers, geography, grammar, mental and practical arithmetic, algebra, geometry and philosophy. With so efficient a teacher, live trustees, and a live superintendent, backed up by a determined bishop and people, who favor education, there can be no doubt that in a short time that institution will be one of which the country will be truly proud. "St. John's School has enrolled sixty pupils. It has the 'Triumph' desks also, and a fine organ. The pupils range in studies from the first reader, to the Latin language. In consequence of the great diversity of recitations Mr. C. G. Davis, the very efficient teacher, labors under great disadvantage, but with his marked ability he will make his labors count to the very best possible advantage. "The whole number of pupils enrolled in the public schools of Logan city, including the Cache county academy and St. John's school is 411. There are 898 Children between the ages of four and sixteen years. The ward school houses are in good condition, furnished with comfortable home- made seats and desks, call bells, blackboards and a few maps, and filled with pupils, almost, if not entirely, to their utmost capacity. This shows that about 487 of the children of Logan, who are legally entitled to the benefits to be derived from our common schools, cannot possibly be accommodated therein. "The principal school in Hyde Park has sixty pupils enrolled. The school house is comfortable and has good home-made seats and desks. The teachers, Mr. Frederick Turner, is a man of sterling worth in the schoolroom. He does not confine himself strictly to the text book, but teaches principles more than words, hence he has his classes well posted and drilled in the principles over which they have passed. "The principal school in Smithfield has 147 pupils enrolled, in one room. The seats are regular back and constitution breakers. Very little interest has been manifested in their school either by trustees or people. The principal teacher, Mr. Wm. A. Noble, can accomplish but very little in the present condition of their school affairs. "The educational sentiment in Richmond is not very healthy. There are 333 children of legal school age in that town, and only 158 reported as attending school. Their leading school has 78 pupils enrolled, all from the Third to the Fifth Readers. The school house and furniture are in middling good condition. Mr. Henry Bair, the teacher, is a man of considerable energy, and although he labors under many disadvantages, he is accomplishing some good. "Providence is wide awake in educational matters. There are 180 children of school age in the settlement, 154 of whom are enrolled, and the remaining 26 would doubtless be in school if they could be admitted. Their school accommodations are inadequate to the demand, which the bishop, trustees and people fully realize. They already have considerable material on the ground for building a school house, which they intend to build after the modern improved plan of graded schools. If they erect a building containing about six school-rooms, (each large enough for fifty pupils), with a large hall, in which to assemble each morning for the opening exercises of prayer and singing, and which will also answer for public examination, exhibitions, etc., they will do that which should be imitated by every settlement in Cache County. They have employed to teach their schools, Mr. Joseph E. Hyde, whose heart is in the cause of education, and who is one of the ablest and best teachers in the Territory, being well qualified to mould and fashion the plastic minds that are placed under his tuition. "Of the schools of Millville, Hyrum and Wellsville, a little can be said. In those three settlements there are 928 children of school age, and we found but 263 enrolled in school. Their school houses are but miserable excuses and fall far short of meeting the actual demands of the children. The people of Hyrum and Wellsville each have in contemplation the building of a large central school-house of a sufficient number of rooms to accommodate the children, and establishing the graded system, which is certainly the only way they can accomplish what they desire. In consequent of the heavy snow storm we were unable to visit the schools of Clarkston, Newton, Mendon and Paradise. "There are 3385 children in Cache County between the ages of 4 and 16 years, and by our examining the reports of the schools not visited, we have found that there are enrolled in her schools only 1,633 pupils. This shows that a majority of the children are not admitted into these nurseries of the public mind, but they are left a prey to the negative influences of society, which 'prepare the crime which criminals commits.' This is not only true of Cache County, but much worse in other counties according to report. Many of the settlements in this county, have, within the past few years, supported their schools by taxation, which had entirely spoiled them for supporting their schools in any other way. But in consequence of the unequality and injustice of the present law of taxation, they have abandoned it, and of necessity have fallen back into the old rate bill system. The appropriation, by the Legislature, for the last two years, has done a great deal of good, and given them new encouragement, but the above figures show conclusively that it does not fill the bill, by any means, but they are looking forward to the next session of the Legislature with, at least, a faint hope, that a system of general taxation that will work equally and justly to all parties in the Territory, may be established. Yours truly, O. H. RIGGS, Ter. Supt. of Common Schools." --Deseret News Weekly, Feb. 10, 1875. May 12, 1875 - p. 9 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache Co., April 25th, of brain fever, MARIA JANE, daughter of J. and Ann Keep, and wife of John Martin Wilson, aged 18 years and 3 months. "She lived and died a faithful Latter-day Saint. -- COM. "Millennial Star, please copy." --Deseret News Weekly, May 12, 1875. June 9, 1875 - p. 12 under "Local and other Matters." "Fish with Legs. Museum, June 7th, 1875. Editor Deseret News: "I have received a specimen of reptile from Cache Valley. It was caught by Patriarch John Smith in a natural well of immense depth, near Clarkston, Cache county. By the kindness of the various railroad conductors the creature has arrived in excellent health, as evidenced by his voracity. He dines off grasshoppers, meat or any kind of animal food. "This creature is a variety of the 'Siredon Liehenoides' of Baird, and is described in Stansbury's Report. Its breathing apparatus is external to the body resembling horns (branchiae), it has four legs, is nearly a foot long, and bids fair to be 'domesticated' in our Museum. Respectfully yours, JOSEPH L. BARFOOT, Manager. "We have seen the reptile mentioned in the foregoing, and consider it a great natural curiosity. This specimen was caught with a fish hook and line in the well mentioned by Prof. Barfoot." --Deseret News Weekly, June 9, 1875. June 9, 1875 - p. 16 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache Co., May 25, of inflammation of the lungs, HENRY MAURICE, son of Maurice and Sarah Gover, aged 17 years, 5 months and 5 days. "Deceased was the only living son of his parents, and was well beloved by them and by all who knew him. Many lament his loss. A youthful man of noble worth Has passed from earth away, And one to mingle with the just Throughtout eternal day. -- COM --Deseret News Weekly, June 9, 1875. July 21, 1875 - p. 3 under "Local and other Matters." "The Illness of Martin Harris.-- “From a letter from Martin Harris, Jun., to President Geo. A. Smith, dated Clarkston, Cache Co., July 9, we glean the following particulars of the last illness of Martin Harris-- ‘I and my family are all well, except my father, and he is very sick at the present time. He is so sick and weak that he cannot sit up in bed. He has not appetite, and has scarcely eaten anything for about a week. About the only thing he will no take is a little cold water, and he does not ask for that, but we give him a little as often as we think that he is able or willing to take it. He was taken sick a week ago yesterday, with some kind of a stroke, or life became so weak and exhausted that he has no use of his limbs. He cannot move only by our aid. He has continued to talk a little every day till to-day, but now his voice is nearly inaudible. We think that he is gradually failing and that he cannot live much longer, unless some great change for the better takes place. He has continued to talk about and testify to the truth of the Book of Mormon, and was in the happiest mood when he could get somebody to listen to his testimony; if he felt dull and weary at times, and some one would come in and open up a conversation and give him an opportunity of talking, he would immediately revive and feel like a young man for a little while. We begin to think that he has borne his last testimony. The last audible words he has spoken were something about the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon but we could not understand what it was.' "A letter from the same to the same, dated the next day, says-- 'He died to-night about a quarter to eight o'clock.’" --Deseret News Weekly,July 21, 1875. July 28, 1875 - p. 2 under "Martin Harris." "Martin Harris, who departed this life on the 10th inst., was, in a very peculiar manner, a man highly favored of God--a man favored with beholding an angel from heaven in his glory, holding in his hands ancient sacred records on plates of gold. He was an American by birth, born on the 18th of May, 1783, in Easttown, Saratoga Co., New York. He moved to Palmyra, N.Y., when he became acquainted with Joseph Smith, jr., the translator of the Book of Mormon. This great prophet of the last days, having copied some of the ancient characters from the gold plates which he had found, and translated them, presented them to Martin Harris, who made a visit to New York city, and showed the characters to the celebrated Professor Anthon, skilled in ancient and modern languages. The learned professor, after his examination, spoke favorably of the characters and of the translation, and proffered his assistance; but on learning from Mr. Harris that the book was discovered to Joseph Smith by an angel, and that a part of the Book was sealed, and that the finder was forbidden to let the Book go into the hands of the public, he sarcastically remarked that 'he could not read a sealed book.['] Mr. Harris returned and reported to Mr. Smith the results of his interview with the learned, after which Mr. Smith, being commanded of the Lord, commenced translating the book with the aid of the Urim and Thummim. Martin Harris was his first scribe, and wrote 116 pages of manuscript, from the Prophet's mouth. Thus was fulfilled that which was predicted by Isaiah xxix. 11-14, also Book of Mormon, p. 102, par. 18. "In the year 1829, Martin Harris, in company with the Prophet, and Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer, retired to a grove, not far from Mr. Whitner's farm-house, in Fayette, Seneca County, New York, and called upon the Lord one by one; after which an angel descended from heaven in great glory, and showed them the plates, and the engravings upon the same, and at the same time they heard the voice of the Lord out of the heavens, bearing witness of the correctness of the translation, and commanded them to bear testimony of the same to all nations. (For their testimony see all the editions of the Book of Mormon is different languages.) "Thus was fulfilled the predictions of Nephi and Moroni, Book of Mormon, page 102, par. 17; also p. 525. "When the Prophet finished the translation, Martin Harris furnished $3,000 towards the publication of the first edition. "When by the commandment of the Lord, the Church was organized in April, 1830, Martin Harris was among the first to identify himself with the baptized Saints. "When Jackson Co., Mo., in 1831, was designation as a gathering place for the Saints, as the land upon which the New Jerusalem should be built, and where a full consecration of all properties should be required, and the holy United Order of God should be established, Martin Harris was the first one called of God by name to set an example before the church in laying his money before the Bishop. "Notwithstanding these great favors shown to this remarkable man he had, like all of Adam's race, his imperfections. He did not follow his brethren in all their persecutions in the States of Missouri and Illinois, but remained for many years in Ohio; this gave rise to many conjectures that Mr. Harris had apostatized. But it can truly be said, that Mr. Harris never faltered nor swerved in the least degree from the great testimony given in the Book of Mormon. "Mr. Harris, a few years ago, emigrated to Utah, and like all other emigrating Saints, he, in this territory, renewed his covenants by re-baptism; and also went into the font and was baptized for and in behalf of many of his kindred who were dead. "He located in Cache Co., and continued to bear a faithful testimony to the divinity of the Book of Mormon up to his last moments. Being nearly 93 years of age, it may truly be said he fell asleep of old age. A few hours before his death, when prostrated with great weakness, Bishop Simon Smith came in, Mr. Harris stretched forth his hands to salute him, and said, 'Bishop, I am going.' His son says--'The Bishop told father that he had something of importance to tell him, in relation to the publishing of the Book of Mormon in the Spanish language, by the request of the Indians in Central America. Upon learning this, father brightened up, and his pulsation improved, and although very weak, he began to talk as he formerly had done previous to his sickness, and I think that he spoke about two hours, so that you may see by this that the mere mention of the Book of Mormon, seemed to put new life into him.' FUNERAL. "His son writes—‘We had a good attendance and a large turn out for a small town like Clarkston. Every respect that could be paid to him was manifested by the people * * * *We put the Book of Mormon in his right hand, and the Book of Covenants in his left hand. We had a very good coffin, and finished very nicely. We inscribed n the head board the following: 'His name, and birth, and age, and place of birth, and also his death, with the words-- 'One of the three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon,' also their Testimony. 'There were 16 teams or wagons, well filled with people, who entertained a kind regard for old brother Martin.’" * * * Same July 28, 1875 issue, - p. 7 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache Co., July 10th, of old age MARTIN HARRIS, Senr., aged 92 years, one month, and 22 days. "Deceased was born May 18th, 1783, at Easttown, Saratoga County, New York; moved with his father's family in his ninth year to the town of Palmayra, Ontario Co., (now Wayne - New York; in the fall of 1827 made the acquaintance of the prophet Joseph Smith and became satisfied of the fact of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon by the power of God through him; identified himself with the cause and with the prophet and rendered him every possible assistance in every way that would forward the publishing of the Book of Mormon; in February, 1828, by the request of the Prophet Joseph, he took the transcript of part of the Book of Mormon with the translation of the same and presented it to Professor Anthon and Dr. Mitchel, of New York, to see if they could understand and interpret the transcript. After the return from the city of New York, he acted as scribe for the Prophet in the translation of the records, and wrote 116 pages of foolscap paper. After the completion of the work of translation of the records he became one of the Three witnesses to the truth of the book, etc., acted as proof reader of the book, paid $3,000 for its being printed, and assisted in all of the labors of the church from its organization till 1838, and was one of the six members at the organization.” -- COM. * * * Same July 28, 1875 issue - p. 11 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache Co., June 30th, of putrid sore throat, HORACE EDWARD, aged 4 years, 10 months and 25 days; also on the July 8th, of the same disease, ELIZA SUSANNAH, age 7 years, 4 months, and 7 days: son and daughter of Mr. and Eliza P. Coutcher. -- COM. --Deseret News Weekly, July 28, 1875. Jan. 12, 1876 - p. 4 under "City Jottings." "A small vein of coal has been discovered at Clarkston, Cache county, nine miles from Hampton station, Utah Northern railroad. The quality is excellent, and if the vein, which is now being prospected, widens out, this discovery will be of great benefit to Northern Utah." --The Salt Lake Daily Tribune, Jan. 12, 1876. April 12, 1876 - p. 14 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache county, March 20th, 1876, of putrid sore throat, MARY HALE, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Stokes, aged 7 years, 2 months and 22 days." --Deseret News Weekly, April 12, 1876. April 19, 1876 - p. 14 under "Our Country Contemporaries." "Ogden Junction, April 7-- "Mr. John Makin and others have run a tunnel 150 feet to tap a vein of coal a few miles north- east of Clarkston, and expect to reach the bed about fifty feet further, good anthracite, several feet thick. The surface coal specimens promise well." --Deseret News Weekly, April 19, 1876. April 26, 1876 - p.16 under "Died." "In Newton, Cache county, Utah, April 8th, 1876, MATTE CHRISTENA, wife of Peter Benson, and daughter of Marcus and Kierstine Ericksen. "Deceased was born at Dokkedal, Denmark, 15th sept., 1833; baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the year 1852, by Neils Michaelson, at Dokkedal, Denmark; migrating in the year 1854, and settled in Salt Lake City for two years; moved to Lehi City, Utah Co., in 1857; thence move in 1868 to Clarkston, Cache Co.; from which place she moved along with her family, to Newton, in 1870. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and mother. She was beloved by all who knew her, was the president of the Relief Society of Newton Ward, a friend to all in every condition. She has gone to receive the reward of the faithful, and mingle with the just, while awaiting the glorious resurrection. "Scandinavian Star, please copy." --Deseret News Weekly, April 26, 1876. July 26, 1876 – [? Page and headline for this entry.-] "The 29th anniversary of the entrance of the Pioneers 24 July-- "Early hour salutes were fired by the Infantry in honor of the day. A fine new flag was hoisted and a 37 gun salute fired in honor of the flag. 10 a.m. a meeting in the bowery. Grand procession in the afternoon, weather being favorable, of fathers and mothers in Israel, Zion's fair daughters and Sabbath School children, and the military consisting of the Infantry and Cavalry, each bearing its appropriate banners and flags. Later in the day both young and old indulged themselves in the dance." --Deseret News Daily, July 26, 1876. June 28, 1876 - p. 6 under "EDITORIALS. The North Country--Cache Valley." ". . . From Hampton's station we enter this valley, say at a third or a quarter of its length from the south-eastern end. Standing at the Mendon depot, with our back to that settlement, and looking across the concave valley, Logan . . . faces us, at the foot of the mountain on the opposite side of the valley, eight or ten miles distant. The settlements are all on the sides of the valley. From Mendon around the southeast end of the valley, to our right are Wellsville, Hyrum, Paradise. . . Millville, and Providence, some of them by no means insignificant settlements. Along the further side of the valley to our left, and reckoning from Logan, are Hyde Park, Smithfield, Richmond, and Franklin, all on this side of the Bear River. On our left or this side of the valley, under the hills or mountains, beyond or on the west side of Bear River, are the settlements of Oxford, Newton and Clarkston. Along toward the lower part of the valley are occasional ranche [sic] houses. . . . "The Logan Co-operative Dairy Company, recently established, has about 100 cows on its farm on Bear River, two miles before that stream leaves Cache Valley." --Deseret News Weekly, June 28, 1876. Sept. 20, 1876 - p. 6 under "Local and Other Matters." "Frost--Storm--Grasshoppers.-- “'S. S.” [ Bp. Simon Smith] writes from Clarkston, Cache Valley, Sep. 9th-- "The people in his settlement enjoy good health generally, and the NEWS is always received very eagerly, and much appreciated. Our late wheat suffered somewhat from the frost on the 23rd ult., and we had a very severe thunderstorm, accompanied with rain and hail, on the 4th inst., which destroyed quite a large amount of the oat and barley crops that were not harvested. Notwith- standing those losses in our grain-crop we feel to continue the pursuits of industry, trusting Providence will overrule all things for our best good. The grasshoppers are very numerous and are depositing their eggs." --Deseret News Weekly, ,Sept. 20, 1876. October 18, 1876 - p. 10 under "County Conventions" [Report dated Sept. 30th on the People's Party convention composed of delegates from the several precincts of Cache Co. meeting at "Gen. Brigham Young, jr.'s" headquarters with most of the bishop involved but from Clarkston the delegate was William Carbine with no mention of Bp. Smith, in the process of being removed from office.] --Deseret News Weekly, Oct. 18, 1876. Nov. 29, 1876 - p. 10 under "Correspondence." "Going Ahead". "Clarkston, Cache Co., Utah, Nov. 10th, 1876. "Editor Deseret News: "In invading your sanctum from this locality, I do so feeling quite well assured that a few items connected with our local interests would not fall short of the general appreciation of the many readers of your valued journal, and yet warm the dormancy of the phlegmatic into a living flame of exertion. To us enthusiastic 'school-marms,' the monotony of everyday drudgery and blank inactivity is a depreciation of our more vivid and glowing ideal of human excellence; and, breaking through the frigid barriers of progress, we endeavor to brand the public mind with a spirit of high moral and intellectual exertion, and forever inscribe on the tablet of memory our ensign, 'Excelsior.' To say, however, that we of this little village are now striving to keep pace with the advancements would be but noting the result of a reform. In this connection it is necessary to state that our official catalogue has undergone a decided change. The calling of ex-Bishop Simon Smith on a mission, incurred the necessity of his successor filling the vacancy, which is done in the person of John Jardine, who was introduced to the people in a crowded meeting last Monday, 2 o'clock p.m. Himself, in company with Bishops Littlewood and Hughes, and Bro. Carpenter, of Logan, favored us with instructive counsel upon that occasion, and it is mutually gratifying to us that the 'new bishop,' with his distinguished friends, met with a generous welcome. This has occasioned other and important changes, which, according to the controlling laws of Nature, may be productive of favorable results. Our society for mutual improvement is also an important medium of advancement, and, connected with our Literary Gazette, a written periodical, form grand stimulus to intellectual exertion. Indeed, Clarkston is turning rapidly to the station assigned by natural advantages, for, as it is well known that she is greatly blessed temporally, she is endowed as well with talent and energy. Live men are taking hold with vim, and a destiny, which, if not dazzling, is at least couched in the shrine of excellence, and offers to us a ready hand of acknowledgement. All in all, we are justified in reporting favorably, both temporally and spiritually. The cause is being restored to new life, and the doctrine of the latter-day work is now receiving renewed and increased attention. Every settlement heard from bears the same message, and gratifying it is to acknowledge this noble reform. Very respectfully, W. W. F.” --Deseret News Weekly, Nov. 29, 1876. [NOTE: Who was “W. W. F. ? The only known “F” in Clarkston was the Fife family, possibly the writer was an early school teacher.] Dec. 19, 1876 Richard Godfrey from Clarkston wrote:-- “Our late school teacher has left us for parts unknown. . . leaving some debts unpaid. This is the fruit of hiring strangers to teach our schools. Since our Bishop, Bro. John Jardine, late of Wellsville, has come among us a new life seems to take hold of the people. A few evenings ago we met together in the school house to consider the subject of building a new meeting house which is much needed here. The next morning the men were out to make the rock quarry. The rock is new steadily making its way to the spot selected for the building. Last evening there was a meeting held here for the purpose of taking up donations to build a temple in this valley. The brethren, nearly to a man responded very liberally. The people seem to be working up to a sense of their duties and a good spirit prevails. The Bishop has the good will and confidence of the people.” --Deseret News Daily, Dec. 19, 1876 ( 25:778). May 1, 1877 - p. 5 under "Corinne Items." "J. T. Thomasson, who was shot in the eye the other day at Clarkston and had to return to this city for treatment, left again this morning to rejoin Judge Handy. They will push forward to the Big Horn without delay." --The Salt Lake Daily Tribune, May 1, 1877. August 8, 1877 - p. 8 under "Local and other Matters." "Clarkston.-'W. H. C.' writes from Clarkston, Cache-- "Haying and harvesting have begun in good earnest; some have very fair crops, while others stand a poor chance." ***same issue Aug. 8th issue on p. 9 under "Twenty-Fourth in the Settlements." CLARKSTON. "At sunrise, the flag was hoisted, and a salute fired. At 9"30 assembled at the new meeting house, which is rapidly nearing completion. Marshal of the day, Wm. H. Clark; chaplain, John Burt; orator Martin Harris. Singing by the Sunday School choir, under the leadership of M. J. Clark. Excellent speeches were made, some splendid songs were sung, and toast and sentiments were given. The quadrille band played some very nice pieces. "During the afternoon there were sports and amusements of various kinds. Subsequently dancing for the juveniles and later the same for the grown people." --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 8, 1877. Aug. 22, 1877 - p. 12 under "Local and other Matters.' "Postmasters Appointed.--Wm. V. O. Carbine has been appointed postmaster at Clarkston, Cache County. . . ." --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 22, 1877 Jan. 2, 1878 - p. 8 under "Local and Other Matters." "Clarkston.-Brother Richard Godfrey, of Clarkston, sends us the minutes of two days' meeting held there on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15th and 16th. The occasion was the dedication of the fine new meeting house just completed. It is a handsome building, the outside ground measurements of which is 56 feet six inches by 34 feet six inches. Moses Thatcher, William B. Preston and Milton D. Hammond, of the Presidency of the Cache County Stake of Zion, were present and President Thatcher offered the dedicatory prayer. "Instructive and appropriate remarks were made by the Presidency of the Stake; also by F. Rigby, George Pitkins, S. Roskelly, John Henry, James Mack and S. Parkinson. "During the proceedings on Sunday the Elders of Clarkston and Weston were organized a quorum, with John Dahle as president, and Alfred H. Atkinson and Lars Peterson as his counselors. William Sparks and Moroni Jenkins were appointed home missionaries of the Stake. "The work of building the meeting house was accomplished within a little over a year, since John Jardine was appointed Bishop of Clarkston, and the enterprise was carried through, under peculiarly difficult circumstances, three-fourths of the crops of the people been destroyed by grasshoppers last season. "We quote from the correspondence: "'The health of the people is excellent. We have a good day and Sunday School. The Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association meets every Thursday evening. Bishop Jardine takes a lively interest in the same, as he does in everything pertaining to the interests of the people and the furtherance of the work of God upon the earth.'" --Deseret News Weekly, Jan. 2, 1878. Jan. 22, 1878 - p. 4 under "City Jottings." "Sister Snow held a meeting at Clarkston, the other day, and is reported as follows in the Harem Procurees (Woman's Exponent): 'She felt to ask the Lord for a blessing in our meeting together. She advised the sisters to lay up wheat for a time of need; suppose they had already commenced, and explained that what they did store up no one had any right to use, until those who had counseled us to store it up should advise us to disburse it. She said if there was nothing more in our religion than 'baptism for the dead' and 'celestial marriage,' it was worth living for.'" --The Salt Lake Daily Tribune, Jan. 22, 1878. March 6, 1878 - p.12 under "Local and other Matters." "Excommunicated." "This is to certify that Paul Larsen, and his wife Catherine were cut of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for apostacy [sic], by the unanimous vote of this people. John Jardine, Bishop Richard Godfrey, clerk. Clarkston, Cache County, Feb. 24, 1878.” * * * same March 6th issue - p. 13 under "Correspondence." "CLARKSTON, Cache County, Feb. 26, 1878. Editors Deseret News: "The People of Clarkston feel thankful for the mild winter, almost gone. The health of the community in general has been good. The Sunday school is progressing nicely, the bishop realizing the importance of instructing the young in the principles of the gospel, takes a lively interest in the Sunday-school work. The Y.M.M.I.A. meets regularly every week. The young lades have their regular meetings also. Clarkston can now boast a dramatic association, Martin Harris manager, Michael Clark stage manager. On the night of the 23rd inst. they played the well known drama, 'The Charcoal Burner,' followed by the farce of 'Toodles.' Considerable talent was displayed; their acting will compare favorably with older and most experience companies. The scenery is better than the majority of such works, and bespeaks the enterprising spirit of the society and the people of Clarkston. The citizens of this place are alive to the importance of building Temples, as the last year's donation to the Temple being built in Logan will show. J. E. CARLISLE." --Deseret News Weekly, March 6, 1878. Sept. 25, 1878 - p. 5 under "Correspondence." "Logan, Sept. 17, 1878. "Pursuant to a previous appointment a large number of the Seventies of this Stake of Zion convened in the upper room of the Tabernacle on Saturday, September 14th. . . .The object of the meeting was to bring together the Seventies of the Stake, for the purpose of effecting an organization with a view to ascertain from time to time the eligibility of seventies for missionaries, and secure greater union and efficiency in those quorums to which they belong. "The following named brethren were appointed to look after the Seventies in the wards indicated . . . Eli Bell, Logan, . . . James Myler, Weston and Clarkston; Jonas Beck, Newton. . . ." --Deseret News Weekly, Sept. 25, 1878. Jan. 15, 1879 - p. 7 under "Correspondence." "CLARKSTON, Cache County, January 3rd, 1879, "Editors Deseret News: "The people of this place have great cause to be thankful to our Father in heaven for his blessings. We had a bountiful harvest the past season. The health of the people has been good. A great contrast from three years ago, when so many died within a very few weeks. A good feeling prevails among the people and a desire to assist in the building up of God's kingdom. "On Christmas Day the little folks enjoyed themselves by meeting at the new meeting house, and receiving the presents which Santa Claus had placed upon two large Christmas trees. In the afternoon the children had a dance. Picnic was handed around to all, both great and small. The poor and needy were all well provided for, so that every one could enjoy himself. "Last Sunday we had a Sunday school examination which showed that the children were improving and that great interest had been taken to instruct them in the principles of their future welfare. "The Y.M.M.I.A. hold their meetings every Thursday evening; they are well attended. Our worthy bishop and his counselors are alive in these matters, always attending these meetings, and acting as teachers in the Sunday school and otherwise giving all the encouragement they possibly can. "Christmas and New Year's passed off very peaceably. All enjoyed themselves first-rate; no whisky, no profanity, nothing to disturb the peace of any one; just such times as the Saints used to enjoy years ago in these valleys before modern civilization was introduced among us by our Christian friends. "Trusting that we may make a proper use of the blessings which God has given us, and be found faithful in keeping His commandments to the end, I remain, Your brother in the Gospel, RICHARD GODFREY." --Deseret News Weekly, Jan. 15, 1879. * * * * * * * [Hereafter the newspaper articles will include items from the Ogden and Logan Newspapers.] Feb. 1, 1879 - p.3 under "Fire." "Wednesday night, 22d inst., a fire occurred at Henry Hannon's ranch, five miles north of Clarkston. Mr. Hannon was away from home, but a gentleman named Bassett was staying at the house. In the night he was awakened by suffocating fumes and found the rooms full of smoke, the house burning near the door. He roused the inmates, some with difficulty, as they were nearly senseless, and, being unable to reach the door, burst a window and helped all to escape. He then commenced removing things from inside, but only succeeded in throwing two beds out when the flames compelled a retreat. Mr. Bassett saved his pants and socks; but the other people--about a dozen women and children--lost all but the night clothes in which they slept. The night was cold, and the poor people were obliged to go half a mile to the nearest house. No one was hurt, but the loss is quite severe, as the building, Mr. Hannon's only house, with all its furnishings, was destroyed. "Though much to be regretted, this accident was, like nearly all others, the results of carelessness. The fire originated in a box of ashes kept near the door. So long as there are houses and boxes and ashes, we suppose there will be fires. It is useless to warn people of dangers they do not know. Each one must learn from sad experience, and the knowledge thus acquired, though dearly gained, is never lost, and is the only way in which some will learn. We sympathize with the family in their loss, though they are responsible for it, and suggest to the reader that he observe every precaution to prevent a recurrence of such scenes." --The Ogden Junction, Feb. 1, 1879. [Mr. Hannon is a mystery, possibly it should be Harmon or Hammond.] March 15, 1879 - p. 3 under "Cache Valley Department." "Clarkston--Its Settlement and Present Improvements." "Ed. JUNCTION: The first attempt made to settle Clarkston was in the fall of 1864. The first crops were raised in 1865. In the spring of 1866 most of the settlers, in obedience to counsel, moved to Smithfield, but were permitted to return in the fall; on condition that they would live in a fort. Prest. Young came here about 1870, before which time the bishop and a number of others moved to Newton, but some were not desirous of going there, and the President gave them permission to remain. The permanent settlement can be dated from that time. "Clarkston has on co-operative store, with a capital of $1,380, in shares of $5 each. The capital stock in 1875 was $605; total amount of dividends declared for the past four years, $1,312.28, a part of which being added to the capital stock has increased it to the present amount. The shareholders have determined to build, the coming season, a store 22 x 30 feet, with a good cellar underneath. It is to be a frame building, lined with concrete, and weather boarded with rustic siding. It will be an improvement, and one of which the people may be proud. "The Sunday school is well attended by the youth. Bishop Jardine and his counselors, and a number of the parents, take an interest in this work and show it by their attendance at the school. The district school is taught by J. E. Carlisle. Miss Mary Homer has just completed a term of a private school. The Y.M.M.I.A. hold regular weekly meetings, which are attended by both sexes, young and old. The exercises consist of singing, lectures, reading from good books, &c. The young ladies occasionally take a part and hold regular meetings also. These institutions are doing a good work in teaching the principles of the Gospel in connection with other things, which tend to make the people better qualified for the duties of life. The main resources of Clarkston is its farms. The land is very fertile and produces abundant crops of small grain. If dry farming proves a success here, there are thousands of acres of land which can be cultivated, and thus greatly augment the prosperity of the settlement. We have had a mild winter and the health of the people has been good. Spring work has commenced and every one seems to be busy that they may reap the harvest. Respectfully, J. E. Carlisle. Clarkston, Cache Co., Feb. 2." --The Ogden Junction, March 15, 1879. July 23, 1879 - p. 16 under "Died.: "In Clarkston, Cache Co., July 11, 1879, of diphtheria, MARY JANET, daughter of Wm. and Elizabeth Archibald, aged 2 years and 2 months." --Deseret News Weekly, July 23, 1879. July 30, 1879 - p. 16 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache County, Utah, July 17, 1879, of cold and inflammation of the lungs, LOUISE EVELINE, daughter of Edmund and Susan Eveline Homer; born July 22, 1876." --Deseret News Weekly, July 30, 1879. Oct. 9, 1879 - p.1 under "Precinct Officers." Clarkston - Justice of the Peace - Wm. V. O. Carbine Constable - Adam Fife. ** Same Oct. 9th issue p. 3 under "Awards." "List of diplomas and prizes awards at the fair of the Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society of Cache county to the following individuals, for the articles hereafter specified in the several classes: LADIES WORK. Clarkston Relief Society, best two patchwork quilts, diploma. Clarkston Relief Society, best table cover, 1st prize. Clarkston Relief Society, best one strip knitted lace, 1st prize. --The Logan Leader, Oct. 9, 1879. Oct. 30, 1879 p. 1 under "Precinct Officers." Clarkston -- Justice of the Peace - Wm. V. O. Carbine Constable - Adam Fife. [Note: Precinct Officers repeated in each weekly issue.] --The Logan Leader, Oct. 30, 1879. Nov. 19, 1879 - p. 8 under "A Preaching Tour in Cache Valley." "The recent visit of President Taylor with several of the Twelve in Cache Valley, was attended with much benefit to the people, and afforded an opportunity for a manifestation of the spirit by which the Saints in that region are actuated and the interest they take in the great latter-day work. The four meeting of the conference at Logan were numerously attended, and on Sunday the large and handsome Tabernacle, with its spacious gallery, was filled to overflowing. "On Sunday evening, the 2nd inst., and Monday, the 3rd, meeting were held. . .At Hyde Park, Smithfield and Richmond, by President Taylor, Elder George Q. Cannon and Bishop E. F. Sheets; at Providence, Hyrum, Wellsville and Mendon, by Elder Orson Pratt and Bishop L. W. Hardy (Elder Lorenzo Snow, who was to have been with this party, being detained through sickness); Millville and Paradise by Elders C. W. Penrose and John R. Thatcher (Elder Franklin D. Richards, who was to have led this division, being hindered through the sickness of his wife); Logan, Monday evening, with the young people's associations by Elders F. D. Richards and C. W. Penrose. "On Tuesday morning President Taylor and most of the party returned to this city [Salt Lake City], leaving Elders Orson Pratt and C. W. Penrose to fill appointments in other settlements during the week, which they attended to as follows: Tuesday, Benson, Newton and Clarkston; Wednesday, Weston and Oxford; Thursday, Clifton and Franklin; Friday, Lewiston and Richmond; Saturday, Smithfield and Hyde Park, reaching Logan in the evening. On this trip they were conducted by President W. B. Preston, who furnished a comfortable carriage and fine team . . . . "At all these meeting the halls and tabernacles were densely crowded, in some places many persons having to stand outside by the windows to hear. . . . "Evidences of growth and progress meet the eye everywhere in the beautiful and prolific valley of Cache. New and commodious meeting houses, notably in Providence, Millville, Paradise, Newton, Clarkston, Weston, &c., show the public spirit of the Saints and their devotion to the Church, while handsome and comfortable dwelling houses, well finished and furnished, bespeak the improvement which is taking place in the condition of the thrifty settlers. And as a token of the faith and union of the people of the whole valley, the magnificent Temple on the elevation east of Logan City is looming up so as to be seen from the surrounding country, a monument to the energy, liberality and earnestness of the Saints and a solid object of encouragement to the living and of hope and joy to the dead." --Deseret News Weekly, Nov. 19, 1879 Jan. 9, 1880 - p. 3 under "A Tumor Removed." "A little son of J. Dalley of Clarkston, having been troubled with a tumor on one of his fingers for a long time, the operation of removing it was performed a few days since by Dr. Groesbeck of this city. The tumor was of a cartilaginous order and very large to have grown on the finger of so small a boy." --Tbe Logan Leader, Jan. 9, 1880. January 14, 1880 - p. 9 under "Local and Other Matters." "A little son of J. Dalley, of Clarkston, having been troubled with a tumor on one of his fingers for a long time, the operation of removing it was performed a few days since by Dr. Groesbeck, of Logan. The tumor was of a cartilaginous order, and very large to have grown on the finger of so small a boy." --Deseret News Weekly, Jan. 14, 1880. Feb. 6, 1880 - p. 2 under "Quarterly Conference." "The regular Quarterly Conference of the Cache Valley Stake of Zion was held in the Tabernacle at Logan city, Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1, 1880 . . . . President Preston made a few introductory remarks, and then asked the Bishops to give the reports of their wards. In pursuance of his request, representatives from the different points gave much interesting information concerning the affairs of the Church and condition of the people under their directions. [In the Saturday afternoon session.] "Superintendent C. O. Card read a report of the Temple donation of this Stake of Zion to Dec. 31st, 1879, and also a recapitulation of all donation from the several Stakes of Zion in Logan Temple district, a condensation of which is given below: "Free will offering from Logan Temple District to Logan Temple, from May 28, 1877, to Dec. 31, 1879: [Included settlements in the Box Elder Stake, Bear Lake Stake and Cache Valley Stake. The five wards in Logan with donations ranging from a low of 4,180.51 up to the highest of $7,476.77.] Hyde Park $5,841.05 Smithfield 7,531.89 Richmond 9,954.75 Weston 2,946.05 Clarkston 5,255.23 Newton 2,837.04 Total for the Cache Valley Stake was $107,720.75 --The Logan Leader, Feb. 6, 1880. Feb. 13, 1880 - p. 2 under "Editorial Correspondence." "At an early hour on Sunday morning last, Counselor C. O. Card, accompanied by Elders John B. Thatcher, Charles W. Nibly, and the writer left Logan for a trip to Newton and Clarkston. The morning air was decidedly bracing, although it lacked the lacked the element of clearness, because of a dense fog which overspread the valley. Leaving Cache county's capital, the ride over the fields to Benson was very much enjoyed by the party. The sleighing was magnificent and as the road was so rapidly gilded over, a feeling was experienced that 'After all,' winter is the most enjoyable season. Before Bear river was reached, however, the sentiment of agony felt by the quartette, because of the extreme cold, found expression through the lips of our singer, 'Summer sweet shall bloom again.' Finally Newton was reached, and the members of the party sought a warm nook by the meeting house stove. Frost had collected on their clothing and on the beards of those who were blessed therewith, so densely that at least one St. Nicholas seemed to be present. Sunday school was in session; and by invitation of Superintendent John Barker, addresses were delivered by the visitors. It was learned that there were ninety pupils in attendance, and that both officers and children were punctual and earnest in the discharge of their duties. Classes were well supplied with books and cards, a good choir is in operation; and from all that could be observed, with the energy and thoughtfulness of the superintendent and his aids, the Sabbath school of Newton has before it a splendid future. The day school is in active operation, under the care of Brother James P. Low and Hiram Johnson. Eighty-fie pupils are in daily attendance; and from the well known ability of the teachers and the intelligent appearance of the children, great advancement may reasonably be expected. Dinner was kindly provided by Bishop William F. Rigby and Counselor Griffin; and after the repast was finished all returned to the meeting house where services were held. A large and attentive congregation was addressed during the afternoon. Many . . .[one line could not be read.] >>>> upon, Sunday schools, attendance on meetings, co-operation, &c. Some very encouraging remarks were made about the Logan LEADER and the people were counseled to subscribe thereof. "Over the snow-covered hill--a pleasant ride of forty minutes duration and we arrived at Clarkston. Bishop John Jardine greeted the travelers kindly and made them welcome at his residence. Some little time doing at our disposal, after a hearty supper, before the evening services, we devote it to learning something of the town and its inhabitants. One of the finest meeting houses in Cache Valley, outside of Logan, is that at Clarkston. A new co-operative store is being built. Two day schools, conducted on the graded system are in operation, the number of pupils in attendance being 111. The teachers are Franklin Miller and Mary Homer. The Sunday School, of which Elder Andrew Heggie is superintendent, has an enrollment of 175 members. A splendid evening meeting was held, the congregation being addressed by Counselor Card and others on various subjects of the utmost importance. Many good words were said for the LEADER, and the Church publications, and the people were advised to sustain the same. One very noticeable feature of the services was that no interruptions occurred. Promptly at the proper time meeting was called to order and from that time, until the close, no people entered or left the house; and though the seats were all occupied by worshippers there was not the slightest noise. The remainder of that evening was spent pleasantly at Bishop Jardine's, he listened to missionary reminiscences and anecdotes of frontier life. Monday morning came cold but beautifully clear; and, after getting a delightful breakfast we left the pleasant village and its kindly people. Eleven o'clock found us again at Logan, all well satisfied with the journey." --The Logan Leader, Feb. 13, 1880. February 25, 1880 - p. 16 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache county, Utah, February 12th, 1880, of chills and lung fever, BATHEAH SPARKS, wife of William Sparks and daughter of David and Margaret Buttars, born July 15th, 1851, at Blairgourie, Pirthshire, Scotland, emigrated with her parents to Utah, 1854. "She leaves a husband and four children, father, sister and three brothers, and many friends to mourn her loss. She was a kind and loving wife, a tender and affectionate mother. She was an active teacher of the Relief Society, and always responded cheerfully to every call. She was loved by all who knew her, and lived and died in the faith of the gospel and in full hopes of a part in the resurrection of the just. “Millennial Star please Copy." --Deseret News Weekly, Feb. 25, 1880. March 12, 1880 - p.2 under Legal Notices. "No. 191 "Notice of Publication "Land Officer Salt Lake City, Utah February 4th, 1880. "Notice is hereby given that Milton D. Hammond, Probate Judge of Cache County, Utah, for and in behalf of the inhabitants of the respectively named towns has filed his notice of intention to make final proof and payment on the following entries on the 10th day of April A.D. 1880, before the Register and Received at Salt Lake City, Utah. "Townsite of Clarkston D.S No. 67 15 for the . . .[land description]. Townsite of Paradise . . .[land description]. "Townsite of Newton. . .[land description]. "That he expects to prove the several claims by Ole A. Jensen; Geo. Godfrey of Clarkston; Hiram K. Cranney and Willard Maughan of Logan; Wm. N. Thomas and Samuel McMurdin of Paradise and William F. Rigby and William H. Griffin of Newton, all in Cache Co., Utah. JMO. B. NEIL, Register. --The Logan Leader, March 12, 1880. March 26, 1880 - p.1 under "Precinct Officers." Clarkston Precinct: Justice of the Peace --Wm. V. O. Carbine. Constable -- Adam Fife. * * Same March 26th issue on p. 3 under "Local Lines." "Sleighing from Clarkston nearly to Logan is as good as it ever was." --The Logan Leader, March 26, 1880. April 7, 1880 - p.7 under "Correspondence." "Glass Making." CLARKSTON, Cache County, Utah, March 20th, 1880. "Editors Deseret News: "I have read with great interest the several articles on glass making, which have appeared in the NEWS, and I think the suggestions are all very good as far as they go, and by your permission I will add a few practical remarks or suggestions on the same subject. I have not seen the specimens of silicious sand spoken of by the different individuals who have taken interest in selecting and exhibiting it. But I have no doubt that each specimen is good and suitable for the manufacture of glass, for I am satisfied by my own personal inspection that specimens can be found in many places throughout the Territory wherever sand beds abound. And I am also satisfied that it exists in great abundance in many parts of the Territory sufficiently to insure a supply for the establishment of a glass factory in Utah. But sand is not the only thing required in the manufacture of glass, there are several other materials needed, and I am satisfied that each and all of these materials exist (in their crude state) in great abundance, and that all that is needed for the manufacture of glass, is men and means (or capital). The materials are here, and I believe there are many practical men to be found in the Territory who would be well able to take their part in preparing and using the proper materials in the different branches of its manufacture. But I would here remark for the special benefit of capitalists, that they may not be deceived or imposed upon by any person, that no one man is a glass maker, no one man is practical in all of its branches. Therefore to establish a factory and carry it on successfully and make it pay well and be profitable to employers and employees there must be at least one man to operate in each branch of the manufacture. It would therefore be necessary to have a full company of men. The capital is here in the hands of capitalists and I believe it could not possibly be invested in a more profitable enterprise. "I have been engaged in the manufacture of glass in one of the largest factories in England (Chance Bros. & Co., Birmingham) for 20 years. I have had free access to every department of the factory and was responsible for all glass sent out for home and foreign consumption, and have a thorough knowledge of all its different branches (as far as is possible for any one man to have) and understand all of the different processes through which it is taken, from the simple window pane to the beautiful mirror. "I possess a rich fund of valuable information indispensibly necessary for the establishment and successful carrying on of a glass factory. "I trust I have not said too much on the subject. Yours Respectfully, HENRY STOKES." --Deseret News Weekly, April 7, 1880. April 14, 1880 - p.5 under "Priesthood Meeting." "A meeting of the priesthood was held according to appointment in the Assembly Hall Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. It was opened by singing and prayer by President Angus M. Cannon. After which the meeting was addressed by Elder George Teasdale, who was followed by Elder Erastus Snow, in an exhaustive discourse on the authority of the priesthood in its several classes and callings. President Taylor made some closing remarks, full of instruction and inspiration. "Charles Snyder, of the First Ward, was called on a mission to Switzerland and Germany, Jens Hanson, of Mill Creek, to Scandinavia, James Myler, of Clarkston, to the United States. "The doxology was sung, and meeting dismissed with prayer by Elder Wilford Woodruff." --Deseret News Weekly, April 14, 1880. May 19, 1880 - p. 14 under "Census Enumerators." "List of the Appointments Made." "Following is a list of the appointments of census enumerators made up to the present time, together with the counties and precincts in which they will officiate. . . Cache County – "Sixth District--John H. Barker. Newton, Clarkston, Trenton, Richmond and Lewiston precinct." --Deseret News Weekly, May 19, 1880. June 11, 1880 - p. 2 under Legal Notices. "No. 264 [?] "Notice for Publication. "Land Office Salt Lake City, Utah. May 12, 1880, "Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers have filed notice of their intention to make a final proof in support of their claims, and return final entry thereof on Saturday, the 26thday of June, 1880. . . . [Robert H. Bradshaw. . .] "Ole A. Jensen, who made . . . [claim no. and land description] will appear before the Registerand Receiver of the United States Land Office at Salt Lake City, Utah, to make such proof andnames Lars Rasmussen, George Godfrey, Hans Jensen and Thomas Godfrey, all of Clarkston,Utah, as his witnesses. "No. 269 [?] "Notice for Publication. "Land Office Salt Lake City, Utah. May 12, 1880, "Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers have filed notice of their intentions toappear before the Registrar and Receiver of the U.S. Land Officer at Salt Lake City to secure finalproof in support of their claims and make final entry thereof viz. "James Joseph Keep. . . [claim no. and land description] will appear on the 3d of July 1880, andnames the following as his witnesses. Francis Dottlemire, David Buttars, William Judd and JohnHarris all of Clarkston, Cache Coounty, Utah. "David Buttars who made . . . [claim no. and land description] will appear on the 3d day of July1880 and names as his witnesses Francis Dottlemire, James J. Keep, William Judd and John Harrisall of Clarkston, Cache County, Utah." "Notice is Hereby Given "THAT I, MILTON D. HAMMOND, Probate Judge for Cache County, in the Territory of Utah have entered the SW 1/4 and S 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec. 24 and SE1/4 and S 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.27 and N 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec.34 and N 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec. 35 in township 14 north of range two west for and inbehalf of the citizens of the town of Clarkston. "Every person, association, company or corporation, claiming to be the rightful owner of possession, of any lot, block, share or parcel of said land are required to file with the clerk of the Probate Court for said county within six months from the first publication of this notice, a statement in writing containing an accurate description of the particular parcel or parts of land which he, she or they claim or be forever barred from claiming the same under the provisions of the Town Site Act. "Witness my official signature of my office at Logan City, this 28th day of April, A.D. 1880. MILTON D. HAMMOND, Probate Judge for Cache County. --The Logan Leader, June 11, 1880. [NOTE: The move to secure legal titles to land under the old squatters’ rights and the availability of Homestead grants would make these legal notices ever present in the newspapers for a long time. Only a few of the personal notices will be copied.] June 13, 1881 - p. 2 under "Northern Settlements." "LONG STRAGGLING SETTLEMENTS of Clarkston, Lewiston, Weston and Clifton. Some of them have put a small population. They are agricultural districts which had cost their present owners scores, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to subdue, and to procure water for irrigating purposes. The district contains thousands of acres of good arable land which, I believe, will in the near future, furnish good homes for hundreds of families who wind their way to this part of the country, from all parts of the Union and from Europe." --Ogden Daily Herald, June 13, 1881. June 25, 1880 - p. 2 under Legal Notices. "Notice is Hereby Given. "THAT I, MILTON D. HAMMOND, Probate Judge for Cache County, in the Territory of Utah have entered the . . . [Land description] in the township 14 north of range two west for and in behalf of the citizens of the town of Clarkston. "Every person, association, company or corporation, claiming to be the rightful owner of possession of any lot, block, share or parcel of said land are required to file with the clerk of the Probate Court for said county within six months from the first publication of this notice, a statement in writing containing an accurate description of the particular parcel or parts of land which he, she or they claim or be forever barred from claiming the same under the provisions of the Townsite Act. "Witness my official signature at my office in Logan City, this 23rd day of April A.D. 1880. MILTON D. HAMMOND, Probate Judge for Cache County. --The Logan Leader, June 25, 1880. July 7, 1880 - p. 1 under "Local and Other Matters." "Northern Notes.-- Brother Jonas N. Beck, writing from Clarkston, Cache Valley, says they are experiencing a very dry time up there. It has not rained for six or seven weeks. "Much of the grain is not yet up, but that which is has been kept back by the extremes of heat and cold. Good health prevails in the settlement, and the people feel well and hopeful." --Deseret News Weekly, July 7, 1880. July 23, 1880 - p. 2 under Legal Notices. [Another notice in settling the land claims within town of Clarkston by way of Townsite Act.] --The Logan Leader, July 23, 1880. Aug. 6, 1880 - p.3 under "The Election." "At the late election for Territorial, County and Precinct officers, there was but one ticket in the field in any precinct in this county, and very little scratching. "Logan cast 220 votes, Providence 55, . . . .Newton 28, Clarkston 59. . . ." --The Logan Leader, Aug. 6, 1880. Aug. 13, 1880 - p.3 under "Missionary Appointments." "Following are the missionary appointments for Sunday, August 15th, 1880. "Northern District: Clarkston , Robt. Leishman and Saml. Perkins." --The Logan Leader, Aug. 13, 1880. Aug. 20, 1880 - p. 2 under "Missionary Appointments." "Northern District-- Clarkston, I. C. Thoreson and J. J. Hansen. JOHN B. THATCHER, President of the Home Missionaries of Cache Valley Stake of Zion. --The Logan Leader, Aug. 20, 1880. [NOTE: These weekly home missionary assignments will not be covered hereafter.] Sept. 24, 1880 - p. 1 under "Precinct Officers.” Clarkston Precinct. Justice of the Peace - Wm. V. O. Carbine Constable - Adam Fife. --The Logan Leader, Sept. 24, 1880. Oct. 1, 1880 - p. 1 under "Precinct Officers." Clarkston Precinct. Justice of the Peace - A. W. Heggie Constable - Adam Fife. --The Logan Leader, Oct. 1, 1880. Feb. 4, 1881 - p.2 under "Sunday School Mission." "On very short notice, on Sunday morning last, the writer left Logan in company with Elder Fred. Turner, one of the Stake Superintendency of Sunday Schools, for the settlements in the western and northern parts of Cache Valley. The objects of the visit were to ascertain the condition of the schools, put such as required it in good working order, and to address the people in behalf of Sunday school work. "A two hour ride of twelve miles in a light spring wagon brought us to NEWTON.. . . After meeting we drove six miles to "CLARKSTON. "On nearing the settlement we saw the immense snow drifts that abound in and around it. Driving to Bishop Jardine's we were received with a hospitality that warmed our hearts as well as our toes. Bishop Jardine is a model of hospitality, an active, earnest, energetic worker for the good of his ward, and can tell a good story or laugh at one with enviable zest. Here we had the pleasure of meeting Elders Baxter and Larsen, home missionaries, who had almost finished a complete tour of all the wards of this Stake, and were about to go home to Logan. In the evening the handsome and commodious meeting house was well filled, by an audience that manifested a good spirit, and a deep interest in what was said. We enjoyed the hospitality of Bishop Jardine for the night. Next morning we prepared to fill our next appointment, and as we left the house of our host, we did not walk through the gate--we walked over it. The streets of Clarkston, in many places, were blocked with immense snow drifts, some of them covering up fences, and blocking up gate-ways. " A ride of seven miles, through an atmosphere that was full of falling hoar frost, brought us to TRENTON. . . ." ** In the same Feb. 4th issue on p. 3 under "Married." "SPARKS--CLARK.--In Salt Lake City, Jan. 27th, 1881 by Counselor D. H. Wells, Wm. Sparks of Clarkston, to Miss Elizabeth Clark, of Newton, Cache Co., Utah." --The Logan Leader, Feb. 4, 1881. Feb. 25, 1881 - p. 3 under "FREE WILL OFFERINGS TO THE LOGAN TEMPLE." 1877 1878 1879 1880 Total Clarkston - 963.27 1968.97 2329.99 1126.95 $6389.13 --The Logan Leader, Feb. 25, 1881. March 4, 1881 - p.3 under "Mendon Items." ". . . the Thespian Association have made up for it, by giving several performances. They also performed last week at Newton, Clarkston, and Hyrum (two nights in Hyrum:) they have given general satisfaction at home and abroad." --The Logan Leader, March 4, 1881. May 6, 1881 - p.3 under "Quarterly Conference." "The Stake conference held in Logan April 30th and May 1st was very numerously attended . . . .The conference opened Saturday, April 30th, at 10 a.m. "Present on the stand, Pres. John Taylor, Geo. Q, Cannon and Joseph F. Smith; Apostles W. Woodruff, Brigham Young, F. D. Richards; Patriarch John Smith; Stake Presidency, W. B. Preston, C. O. Card. . . . Clerk of Stake read the statistical report for the quarter ending April 30th, 1881. "Bishop Edwin Wooley addressed the congregation . . . . "Bishop Jardine of Clarkston, gave a report of the condition of the people over whom he presides. Said some were striving to serve the Lord, but others were careless and indifferent." --The Logan Leader, May 6, 1881. May 20, 1881 - p.3 under "Tour Through the Wards of Cache Stake." "Immediately after the adjournment of our conference Pres. Taylor and counselors, accompanied by Pres. Woodruff and Pres. W. B. Preston proceeded to Hyde Park and held a meeting. . . and held meetings at Smithfield, Richmond and Franklin, returning to Mendon on Tuesday evening May 3d and held a meeting at which place they were joined by Apostles L. Snow, F. D. Richards and Brigham Young and counselor C. O. Card, who in the meantime had . . . held meetings at Providence, Millville, Hyrum, Paradise and Wellsville. On Wednesday May 4th, the first Presidency, Pres. Woodruff and Apostle F. D. Richards took the train for their homes. Apostles L. Snow and Brigham Young remained, and, in company with Pres. Preston and Bro. Thomas H. Merrill, son of counselor M. W. Merrill, proceeded to Benson and held a meeting at 11 a.m. Proceeding northward on the west side of the Bear River they held meetings at Newton, Clarkston, Trenton, Weston, Five Mile Creek, Clifton, Oxford, Swan Lake and arrived at Marsh Valley on Sunday May 8th, at which place they held a meeting at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. "On Monday the brethren continued their journey northward to Mormon ward and there held meeting, after which they proceeded to Mound Valley ward on the road to which place the party crossed Bear River which stream at present being very high they availed themselves to the benefit of a boat at hand; taking their vehicle on board and swimming their horses. . . arrived at the last named ward where they held a meeting. Afterwards the party held a meeting at Mink Creek and Worm Creek, and, at Franklin they proceeded to the woolen factory recently erected and set in running order. They dedicated it, Apostle Brigham Young uttering the dedication prayer. They also held meeting at the meetinghouse. Next day they went to Lewiston, there held a meeting, after which the party returned to Logan the same day. . . . On Saturday the 14th, Elders Snow and Young left for their homes." --The Logan Leader, May 20, 1881. June 24, 1881 - p.3 under "Thrown From a Wagon." "On Sunday last, while Brother Wm. Knowles was en route for Clarkston wither he was going to conduct a singing practice with the Sunday school children, the wagon in which he was riding was jolted so violently in passing through a ditch that the seat on which he sat was thrown out, and he was painfully hurt by the fall; we understand, however, that his injuries are not serious. A little girl was also thrown out of the wagon at the same time, and was somewhat seriously bruised and shaken up.” --The Logan Leader, June 24, 1881. July 15, 1881 - p.3 under "People's County Convention." "To the Registered Voters of the People's Ticket. "A People's Convention for Cache County is hereby called to meet at the City Hall, Logan City, on Saturday, July 23d, 1881. . . for the purpose of nominating candidates to be voted for at the general election to be held on Monday, the 1st day of August prox. "Said County Convention will consist of 40 delegates, allotted to the several precincts according to the number of registered voters therein, as follows: Logan - five wards each 2; Providence, Millville and Paradise, 2 each; Hyrum Wellsville, Richmond and Smithfield 3 each; Mendon, Clarkston, Lewiston, and Hyde Park 2 each; Petersboro, Trenton, Benson and Newton 1 each." --The Logan Leader, July 15, 1881. July 22, 1881 - p.3 under "Death of an Old and Respected Citizen of Clarkston." "Editor LEADER:--The health of the people in this place is good, and prospects are good for a bounteous harvest, although some of the wheat and potatoes have been damaged by frost; yet by the blessing of God, we shall have a large amount of grain; hands are very scarce to help harvest it. "The people of Clarkston have been called to mourn the loss of our worthy and much esteemed brother, John Peter Malmberg, who departed this life last Saturday, the 16th inst., at 8 o'clock in the evening. He was born in the town of Malmmo, Sweden, Oct. 26th, 1827; was baptized in 1857 and emigrated to Utah in 1863, was presiding teacher of the High Priests of this place. The funeral services were held in Clarkston meeting house this afternoon. Consolatory remarks were made by Brother Claff Hansen of Logan, who had been intimately acquainted with Brother Malmberg in his native land, and crossed the sea and plains with him; also by the following named brethren: A. H. Thompson, Wm. Carbine, Ole A. Jensen and Bishop Jardine, each referring to his faithfulness and good works as a Latter-day Saint. He leaves a wife and a large family of children and many friends to mourn his loss. Your brother in the Gospel, RICHARD GODFREY, CLARKSTON, July 18, 1881. --The Logan Leader, July 22, 1881. Aug. 5, 1881 - p.2 under "A Little Boy Drowned." “Editor LEADER:--A sad affair occurred here yesterday. The people had been enjoying themselves together through the day holding the celebration of the 24th. The children had a dance in the afternoon, after which some of the boys went down to what is known as the Newton reservoir to bathe, and a little before sundown word was brought to town that Robert H. Henderson, son of James and Mary Henderson, was drowned. Quite a number of brethren hastened to the reservoir and the body was found and brought to town just before dark. He was 9 years, 9 months and 23 days old, and was much beloved by all his playmates. "Much sympathy is manifested by the community for brother and sister Henderson in their sad bereavement. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Consolatory remarks were made by Elder Henry Yates, Bishop G. L. Farrell of Smithfield and Bishop Jardine. Your brother in the Gospel, RICHARD GODFREY, CLARKSTON, July 26, 1881." --The Logan Leader, Aug. 5, 1881. Oct. 7, 1881 - p.3 under "Random References." "While the foreman of Messrs. Homer's threshing machine was engaged in oiling the side gearing of the machine at Clarkston, on Thursday last, his shirt sleeve was caught in one of the cog wheels and his left hand, being drawn into the machine, was almost literally tore off." --Ogden Daily Herald, Oct. 7, 1881. Oct. 12, 1881 - p. 13 under "Local and Other Matters." [Same accidents as above.] "Painful Accident.--A very painful accident occurred at Clarkston, Cache County, on Wednesday, September 28th. While Eugene Stine was greasing the side gearing of a threshing machine, from which the guard was broken off, his shirt sleeve was caught in the cogs, drawing his hand in. The forefinger and little finger were torn out and the ends taken off the two middle ones. The back of the hand, wrist and arm were also very badly bruised and lacerated. "Dr. Lamereaux, of Logan, was sent for and attended to the unfortunate man's injuries. The patient is doing as well as could be expected. The thumb and the larger portion of the two middle fingers will be saved. "Stine is a stranger in the place, and is receiving the most kindly attention at the house of Mr. R. K. Homers. These facts were communicated to us by 'W. V. C.' a special correspondent of the NEWS." --Deseret News Weekly, Oct. 12, 1881. Oct. 21, 1881 – p. 3 under “Population of Cache County.” "From census sheets sent us from the Census Bureau, Washington, we glean the following statistics of our population: Benson precinct – 181 Clarkston precinct and Clarkston village (co-extensive) – 404 Hyde Park precinct and Hyde Park village (co-extensive) – 437 Hyrum precinct and Hyrum city (co-extensive) – 1,134 Lewiston precinct – 525 Logan precinct and Logan city (co-extensive) – 3,398 Mendon precinct and Mendon city (co-extensive) – 543 Millville precinct and Millville village (co-extensive) – 539 Newton precinct and Newton village (co-extensive) – 304 Paradise precinct and Paradise city (co-extensive) – 612 Petersboro precinct and Petersboro village (co-extensive) – 78 Providence precinct and Providence village (co-extensive) – 578 Richmond precinct and Richmond city (co-extensive) – 1,198 Smithfield precinct and Smithfield city (co-extensive) – 1,177 Trenton precinct – 209 Wellsville precinct and Wellsville city (co-extensive) – 1,193 Total - 12,561. --The Logan Leader, Oct. 21, 1881. Dec. 7, 1881 - p. 16 under "Died." "At Clarkston, Cache County, EMILY, wife of George Godfrey, and daughter of Maurice and Sarah Gover, Nov. 26, 1881. "Deceased was born June 18th, 1849. She was a faithful Latter-day Saint, beloved by all who knew her. -- COM "Millennial Star, please copy." --Deseret News Weekly, Dec. 7, 1881. Jan. 12, 1882 - p. 1 under "The Jury List." "On Monday a list of Jurors to serve in the First District Court during the present year was made. The list is according to the provisions of the Poland law, which allows 200 Jurors for each Judicial District for the year--100 to be drawn by the clerk of the District Court, the 100 by the Judge of the Probate Court. . . . “ #162. W. V. O. Carbine, Clarkston." --Ogden Daily Herald, Jan. 12, 1882. March 24, 1882 - p. 2 under Constitutional Convention." "In pursuance of the resolutions adopted by the Legislative Assembly, March 4th, calling a constitutional convention to assemble in Salt Lake City, April 10th, a call has been issued by the Standing Central Committee of the People's Party in Cache Co., of which Hon. Wm. B. Preston is president and John T. Caine, Jr., Esq., secretary, directed to the chairmen of the standing committees of the respective precincts of the county, requesting them to call meeting in their precincts. . . for the purpose of choosing delegates to a county convention to be held in Logan on . . . .April 1st . . .chose six delegates to represent Cache count in the convention in Salt Lake. "The following appointment of delegates from the respective precincts of this count has been fixed upon by the county central committee: Logan's wards --1st, 4; 2nd and 3rd, 2 each; 4th and 5th, 3 each; Smithfield, Richmond, Wellsville and Hyrum, 5 each; Mendon, Millville and Providence, 3each; Hyde Park, Lewiston, Clarkston, and Paradise, 2 each; Newton and Benson, 1 each. -- Total 53. --The Logan Leader, March 24, 1882. May 5, 1882 - p.3 under "Clarkston Items." "Editor LEADER:--The farmers of Clarkston are busy putting in their crops, but the larger proportion of this work is yet to be done. The day school is in charge of Bro. A. G. White, who has lately to call in the assistance of his wife Sister Frances White. Bro. White has an excellent reputation here, as a school teacher; he is also a proficient penman, having executed some fine specimens of that art. "On May day Bro. White and lady accompanied their pupils upon a holiday ramble. The party enjoyed themselves well. "Whooping cough, and measles in a light form, prevail to some extent. Some are suffering with lung fever, and a few are afflicted with rheumatism. "I should have mentioned, in connection with May day observations, that notwithstanding the heavy demands for muscle in the fields, a dance was had on the evening of May 1st. "The various public institutions of the ward such as Sunday School, Mutual Improvement, Primaries, etc., are in good condition, and have been lively during the winter. "All seems to be at peace, and hopeful of the future. Respectfully, A. "CLARKSTON, May 2d, 1882. ** In the same May 5th issue on page 3 under Legal Notices. "No. _?_ "Notice for Publication. "Land Office at Salt Lake City, May 3, 1882. "Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers have filed notice of their intention to make final proof in support of their claims, and that said proof will be made before the Judge or Clerk of County Court at Logan, Cache Co., Utah, on Saturday, June 3, 1882, viz. Henry M. Harmon, H.E. No. 3531 for the N 1/2 NW1/4 N1/2 NE 1/4 Sec. 5 Tp.14 N of R 2W.. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz. Edwin Bassett, Loren E. Bassett, James Myler, Charles Myler, all of Clarkston." --The Logan Leader, May 5, 1882. May 29, 1882 - p. 3 under "Election Returns." "Reports of the election of the 22d of May are coming in straggling. . . . gives the following list of returns in Cache County: Clarkston 106 Hyrum 256 Newton 91 Millville 116 Total for the county - 3,113 --Ogden Daily Herald, May 29, 1882. June 7, 1882 - p. 3 under "Casualties In Cache." "An accident occurred at Clarkston, on Sunday last. An old gentleman, by the name of Homer, was thrown out of his buggy in crossing a ditch, badly bruising his left shoulder. Dr. Lamoreaux was sent for, who says he left the old gent feeling much easier and hopeful of soon being around again." --Ogden Daily Herald, June 7, 1882. July 5, 1882 - p.16 under "Died." "At Clarkston, after a lingering illness, of pneumonia, NEILS NEILSEN JENSEN. "Deceased was born Dec. 17th, 1846, at Sjolte Presto Co., Shelland, Denmark; baptized by Elder Soren Larsen, Nov. 21, 1863. He was honest and upright in all his dealings, and died in full hopes of a glorious resurrection. --COM" --Deseret News Weekly, July 5, 1882. Sept. 7, 1882 - p. 3 under "Registration." "Appointment of the Subregistrars. . . . "In view of the near approach of the time set for the registration of the legal voters in Utah Territory, appointments of subregistrars in the various counties are being promptly made. Cache County -- C. C. Goodwin, Chief Registrar. Deputy Registrars. Richmond Precinct, Adam Lundbery Clarkston Precinct, A. Simmons Newton, Isaac Pullman. . . --Ogden Daily Herald, Sept. 7, 1882. Oct. 4, 1882 - P. 3 under "November Election." "The Utah Commission Make a Number of Appointments. "For Judges in the Coming November Election. "Following is a list of the appointments of judges of election for the November election for a Delegate to Congress . . . . CACHE COUNTY. Clarkston -- Andrew Simmons, John Homer, John Buttars. --Ogden Daily Herald, Oct. 4, 1882. Oct. 16, 1882 - p.1 under "November Elections." "The following named person have, in their commissions, been designated as presiding judges of the election to be held on November 1, 1882, for Delegate to the 48th Congress: CACHE COUNTY. Clarkston -- Andrew Simmons. --Ogden Daily Herald, Oct. 16, 1882. Nov. 17, 1882 - p. 1 under "November Election." "Hon. John T. Caine's Majority for Delegate to the XLVIII Congress, Over Judge P. T. Van Zile is 18,155. CACHE COUNTY. Caine Van Zile Millville 79 -- Logan 617 48 Smithfield 238 8 Clarkston 73 1 Benson 31 8 Newton 46 -- Total 2226 80 --Ogden Daily Herald, Nov. 17, 1882. December 19, 1882 - p.1 under "Precinct Officers. Clarkston -- Justice of the Peace - A. W. Heggie Constable - Adam Fife. ** In same Dec. 19th issue on p.3 under "Items of the Day." "CLARKSTON has been greatly improved this year, by the building of a number of fine residences." "Frederick Yates and O. P. Rose, home missionaries, arrived in Clarkston, Thursday evening, 14th and labored among the people until Monday, 18th inst." --The Utah Journal (Logan,Ut.), Dec. 19, 1882. Dec. 29, 1882 - p. 3 under "Clarkston." "Editor JOURNAL:--The Christmas festivities of Clarkston were turning into sadness. "Arrangements had been made to have a drama and dancing and a general time of merry making. But early Saturday evening, December 23rd, one of our most respected young men, Russel Homer Hillman, who had been sick for some time, expired. This fact being made known, had a serious effect upon the young folks as to turn their buoyant feelings into sorrow and they voluntarily postponed the drama and the dance, and like the good sons and daughters of one common family, seemed to mourn the loss of a brother. "The funeral services were held in the Clarkston meeting house on Monday, Dec. 25th at 1 p.m. Many of the relatives and friends of the deceased were present, the citizens turned out en masse, and all seemed to sympathize and console with the bereaved family. "Brother Hillman is the son of Ira King and Mary Petty Hillman. H. S. "Dec. 27, 1882.” --The Utah Journal, Dec. 29, 1882. Jan. 3, 1883 - p. 16 under "Died." "KING--At Clarkston, Cache County, Utah, December 23rd, 1882, of rheumatism and heart disease, Russell Homer, son of Ira King and Mary Pryannah Petty Hillman. Deceased was born December 4th, 1858, at Fort Herriman, Salt Lake County, Utah, and was buried at Clarkston, December 25th, 1882. He was much respected by all who knew him, and died with the hope of a glorious resurrection. 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.'" --Deseret News Weekly, Jan. 3, 1883. Feb. 13, 1883 - p. 3 under "Clarkston." "Editor JOURNAL:-- As it is understood that this place is near the north pole I thought I would let the people hear through your valuable paper that we are not all frozen yet although we have had very cold weather. The people feel well and their general health is very good except a few cases of mumps. We have not been forgotten in the missionary line as Elders Thomas Griffin, Thos. Godfrey and Charles Shumway are called to the Southern States. They formed the Presidency of the Y.M.M.I.A. There has been considerable improvement here the last year. Bro. John Burt has just completed a fine building. He invited some of his brethren and sisters to a sociable on the seventh inst. where about one hundred persons partook of a sumptuous dinner after which they enjoyed themselves in the dance. All passed off quietly. "Respectfully, W. V. Carbine. --The Utah Journal, Feb. 13, 1883. Feb. 27, 1883 - p. 3 under "Clarkston." "Editor JOURNAL:-- Last Sunday we were favored with a visit from Apostle Moses Thatcher. We felt blessed in listening to his instructions. "Our dramatic association gave a benefit performance for the missionaries and the young people gave an entertainment consisting of songs, dialogues and recitations. All were well rendered. The receipts from these two sources with donations, netted near two hundred dollars. A large number of people met at the school house this morning to bid the young men farewell for a short time. The Bishop made a few appropriate remarks to which the brethren and sisters said'Amen.' Y." "Feb. 23d, 1883. --The Utah Journal, Feb. 27, 1883 March 9, 1883 - p. 4 under Legal Notices. "No. 1223 "Consolidated Notice for Publication. "U.S. Land Office at Salt Lake City, U.T., Feb. 7, 1883. "Notice is hereby given that the following settlers have filed notice of their intention to make final proof in support of their claims, and that said proof will be made before the Judge or Clerk of County Court, at Logan, Cache Co., Utah, on Saturday, March 10th, 1883, viz. "Peter N. Peterson . . .[description of his land claim, witnesses from Logan, etc.] "Peter Peterson . . .[description of his land claim, witnesses fron Logan, etc.] " Andrew W. Heggie, who made [homestead claim with land description.] He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz. Sam'l Stewart, James B. Jardine, Richard Godfrey and Johannes Dahle, all of Clarkston, -Utah. "Samuel Stewart, who made [homestead claim with land description.] He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz. A. W. Heggie, James B. Jardine, Richard Godfrey and Johannes Dahle, all of Clarkston, Utah." [Additional homestead claims from men from Franklin, Idaho and Logan, Utah.] --The Utah Journal, March 9, 1883. April 6, 1883 - p. 3 under "Clarkston." "Editor JOURNAL: -- The health of the people is very good. Some of our farmers have been putting in grain, but the rain has stopped that work for a little while. "Brother Henry Yates has been called on a mission to England. He leaves home to-day. He will attend Conference and then start with a company of missionaries. We had a party for his benefit on Monday night, which, together with donations, netted about $90. "Yours, etc. V. "CLARKSTON, April 4, 1882." --The Utah Journal, April 6, 1883. April 18, 1883 - p. 9 under "Departure of Missionaries." "For Great Britain.-- . . . Henry Yates, Clarkston. . . ." --Deseret News Weekly, April 18, 1883. April 24, 1883 - p.2 under "MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT CONFERENCE." "Logan Tabernacle, Sunday, April 22nd, 10 o'clok. Present on the stand, Apostle Moses Thatcher of the General Superintendency; Elders L. R. Maartineau and Seth A. Langton of the Stake Superintendency . . . .Opening exercises. . . . The following brethren then rendered reports of their respective societies: J. E. Wilson, Logan First Ward; . . . [Afternoon session] Opening exercises . . . . The following then reported their respective wards: Joseph Knowles, Logan Second Ward; . . . John Burt, Clarkston . . . . "When the young brethren and sisters meet together in Association assemblies it is improper for the sisters to preside. Separate from men women do not hold the priesthood and it is not proper or pleasing in the sight of God for them to preside under such circumstances. This was decided at the late Conference." --The Utah Journal, April 24, 1883. May 9, 1883 - p. 9 under "Local and Other Matters." "Called Home.-- Bishop E. F. Sheets arrived from the north on Wednesday night, having been up in Idaho looking after live stock interests. He reports cattle doing well, with good feed on the range. "While at Clarkston, Cache County, on Tuesday, he received a dispatch from this city informing him of the very severe illness of his son, Jedediah. He started for Logan the same night, but it was so dark and stormy that he was compelled to put back. He succeeded in connecting with a freight train at Hampton's on Wednesday, and came direct home. His son had been troubled with an affection in the face, and has been threatened with lock-jaw, but we are pleased to learn that he is slightly improving." * * * In same May 9th issue - p. 16 under "Died." "OLSEN.-- At Clarkston, April 24th, 1883, Jorgen Olsen, born March 28th, 1816, at Hollyse, Denmark.-- Bikuben please Copy." --Deseret News Weekly, May 9, 1883. June 5, 1883 - p.2 under "School Money." "Editor JOURNAL:-- As editors are expected to understand law, and how people can fill the requirements thereof I would like you to answer a few questions if it is not asking too much. "As I understand the school law, school trustees are to pay teachers the school money the year following the collection, that is, means assessed in 1882 shall be used in 1883, but how can they do it if they do not get it until after the tax for 1883 is collected? Or are trustees expected to live in Logan so they can see the Superintendent every day and get their share, whatever it may be? Or must school trustees pay teachers out of their own means? Or must we raise tuition and make no calculation on any appropriation? Or must trustees be traveling or sending all the time and get the answer 'We have no money?' Or is the law a humbug? We have to pay our taxes but have not received a cent of appropriation this year and are informed we will have to wait until after it is collected this year. Respectfully, W. V. Carbine. CLARKSTON, Cache county, May 30th, 1883." "In answer to the above we offer the following: The school law provides that the funds shall be expended during the year following the one in which they were assessed and collected. The law also provides that the school year shall commence on the first of July. Since the school years does not agree with the calendar year it is difficult to say just what this section means. We infer, however, that school monies collected in 1882 are to be paid to teachers during 1883. "There is no necessity for trustees to live in Logan, as the public funds are disbursed to those who apply, no matter when they come. The County Superintendent has nothing whatever to do with paying money. The law of 1880, section 10 provides that, 'The monies accruing for the benefit of district schools * * * shall be paid to the trustees by the County Treasurer, on the orders of the County Superintendent.' There is not mistaking that statement. It means simply that the Superintendent's duty is clerical; he writes an order for the amount due each district, and that order must be cached by the County Treasurer. "It is entirely optional with trustees whether they use their own means for paying teachers or not. "The trustees must decide whether they will raise the price of tuition. "As long as there is no money with the sub-treasurer or County Treasurer, it is probable trustees will continue to be told 'we have no money.' "The school law is certainly not a humbug, and the money is safe enough when it comes. "Clarkston is not the only district that has had no money. The reason for this lack of funds is explained as follows: The revenue law as revised in 1882 made the County Collectors sub- treasurers of the Territory for disbursing school funds; and provides that the Collectors shall retain from the funds collected by him, an amount equal to the school money for the county the preceding year. When the Territorial Treasurer made a demand for money our County Collector sent him all but $5,150. This sum was distributed to school districts as they applied, supposing that the balance, about $2,000, would be on hand when asked for. But the Territorial Treasury is empty and will probably contain no funds until they are collected this year. Our collector has done all he can to correct the mistake but it seems that nothing can be done at present. "A little patience will be required on the part of the trustees of the districts that have had no money. The present condition is very unfortunate, but there is no immediate remedy." --The Utah Journal, June 5, 1883. June 13, 1883 - p. 13 under "Deseret News' Agents." "The following are the Authorized Agents for the DESERET NEWS in their respective towns: John Jardine . . . . . Clarkston. --Deseret News Weekly, June 13, 1883. June 19, 1883 - p.2 under "Cheaper Transportation." "The people of the Wood River country and other portions of Idaho and Montana are compelled to pay very high prices for produce, provisions and all kinds of merchandise. Mining is the leading industry of those regions, and agriculture is in such a neglected or infantile condition that the inhabitants subsist almost entirely on supplies obtained from abroad, and manufactures have scarcely been thought of yet. . . . [Some railroad companies showing an interest to reach these areas.] "Now hereby hangs a tale of deep interest and vast importance to the people of Cache valley. True the shortest way from Ogden to Boise is not through this valley; it runs via Malad. But railroads will always diverge from a bee line if the conditions be sufficient, and there is no question but that Cache valley, through her business men, can offer sufficient inducements to lead the D. & R.G. to bring their road this way if they decide on building it to Wood River. "Let us glance at the Malad route: The country from Brigham City to Malad City, a distance of about sixty miles, is for the most part uncultivated and uninhabited. The total population comprised in the whole distance numbers but a few hundreds. Along that stretch of country there is as yet absolutely nothing worth speak of to furnish revenue to a railroad. On the other hand let the road run from Ogden to Brigham, thence up Box Elder canyon to Mantua, thence over the mountain, (a perfectly practicable route) some ten miles to Wellsville, thence to Providence and Logan. From Logan the route take would doubtless be via Benson, Newton, Clarkston, Weston and Clifton to Oxford, from which point a direct and practical route to the Wood River towns might be selected. "A railroad along the route we have indicated would have an easy grade from Ogden to Oxford, except in crossing the mountain from Mantua to Wellsville and even that portion of it offers no serious nor very costly engineering difficulties. It would touch at frequent intervals stations that would furnish considerable traffic, and would have by far the larger share of the immense business of Cache valley. . . .” --The Utah Journal, June 19, 1883. July 4, 1883 - p. 3 under "General Election, August 6, 1883." "List of officers to be elected on August 6th, for Cache County, furnished by James T. Hammond, Esq., County Clerk. For Unexpired Terms. Probate Judge; Two Selectmen; County Clerk; Assessor and Collector; Recorder; Prosecuting Attorney; Surveyor; Coroner. Justice of the Peace and Constables for Hyrum, Peterboro, Benson, Clarkston, Trenton and Lewiston Precincts. --Deseret News Weekly, July 4, 1883. July 26, 1883 - p. 4 under "August Elections." "The Judges of Election in Our and Neighboring Counties." CACHE COUNTY "John Homer, Adam Fife, Edward Peterson, Clarkston." --Ogden Daily Herald, July 26, 1883. Aug. 1, 1883 - p. 7 under "August Election." "List of Judges Appointed for the Different Precincts." CACHE COUNTY Clarkston -- John Homer, Adam Fife, Edw'd Peterson." --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 1, 1883. [NOTE: While the newspaper had twice called attention to the Aug. 6th election, they did not give the results for Cache County in the next four issues of Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29th.] Sept. 1, 1883 - p.3 under "Clarkston Items." "Under date of August 29th, our correspondent, A. P. W. [Arthur P. Welchman], writes as follows: "The health of the people of Clarkston is good. The harvesting-home is not quite finished, the grain crop is considered rather light. Everything is quiet. Some private improvement are manifest, among which may be mentioned two very attractive frame houses lately erected--one by Mr. John Burt and the other by Mr. David Buttars; and a very neat little house built of faced rock by Mr. Ole A. Jensen. By-the-bye, brother and sister Buttars are enthusiasts in the payment of tithing, and attribute the prosperity which has enabled them to rear the comfortable home which they now enjoy to the fact that they have striven faithfully to observe the is law of the Lord. Probably others might emulate their example advantageously by accepting the scriptural invitation: 'Bring all the tithes into the store-house that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open to you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to contain them.'" --The Utah Journal, Sept. 1, 1883, Sept.19, 1883 - p.1 Under "Logan Post Office Time Table." "MAIL CLOSES.--For Benson, Trenton, Newton, Clarkston, Tuesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m." "Precinct Officers Clarkston - Justice of the Peace - A. W. Heggie Constable - Adam Fife. --The Utah Journal, Sept. 19, 1883. Oct. 10, 1883 - p. 16 under "Died." "LARSEN.--At Clarkston, September 21st. 1883, of inflammation of the bowels, Christiana Larsen, daughter of the late Paul Larsen, born March 24th, 1865." --Deseret News Weekly, Oct. 10, 1883. Oct. 13, 1883 - p. 3 under "County Officers." "Those who have Qualified and are awaiting Commissions." "Justice of the Peace; W. H. Griffin, Newton; . . . Henry Stokes, Clarkston; . . ." --The Utah Journal, Oct. 13, 1883. Oct. 17, 1883 - p.2 under "Y.M.M.I.A. Conference." "The regular semi-annual conference of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations of Cache Valley Stake of Zion convened in Logan Tabernacle at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. "There were present on the stand: Of the General Superintendency, Apostles Wilford Woodruff and Moses Thatcher. . . .Opening exercises. . . . [In afternoon session] "Elder J. B. Jardine, of Clarkston, spoke: 'I take great pleasure and interest in the work of mutual improvement. I know of nothing that will do more to help our young men in advancing in the kingdom of Goad than this work.'" --The Utah Journal, Oct. 17, 1883. Dec. 29, 1883 – p. 3 under “Adventures in a Snowstorm.” “During a severe snow storm that prevailed on the west side of Bear River during Christmas day a son of John H. Barker of Newton started out after some horses that had got away. He at length got lost. After wandering around for a time he struck Clarkston creek which he recognized. He attempted to cross it but the snow over the water gave way and he fell in. He extricated himself and followed up the creek until he came to the wagon road which he followed until he Reached Clarkston. Two of Bishop Jardine’s boys started to accompany him back to Newton. The party missed the road and got lost. They found the road again at length, and also found an elder brother of the boy who was first lost out looking for him. The two Barker boys then went home to Newton and Bishop Jardine’s boys returned to Clarkston. It was quite an adventurous day with the boys.” --The Utah Journal, Dec. 29, 1883. Jan. 23, 1884 - p.2 under "Y.M.M.I.A. Conference." "The Conference was held in the Tabernacle and was called to order by Superintendent L. R. Martineau at 10 a.m. . . . Supt. Martineau announced that a program had been prepared of exercises, &c. this being the first conference at which a prepared program would be given. . . . ectures . . .manuscript paper. . .read. . .[and speakers.] [Afernoon session] "Sacrament administered by the Bishopric of the Fourth Ward. "Elder Jas. B. Jardine, of Clarkston spoke on the subject of the 'Holy Ghost.' He quoted from Acts 8 chap. 11verse, and from John 14 chap. 16 verse, spoke of laying on of hands in olden times. That the Holy Ghost was not a body of flesh and blood, but a Spirit and a Witness unto all that believe in the teaching of our Lord." --The Utah Journal, Jan. 23, 1884. Jan. 25, 1884 - p. 3 under "Missionary Messages.: In the letter to the editor by Elder W.H. Jones from Moscow, Lamar Co., Alabama written on Jan.2 was this following excerpt: "During the 'Holidays' we were pleased to meet Elders O. Shumway of Clarkston, Utah, and Alex. Richards of Mendon, Utah, who have been laboring in Franklin and Marrion Counties (Ala.) . . . ." --Ogden Daily Herald, Jan. 25, 1884. Jan. 30, 1884 - p. 16 under "Deaths." "GODFREY.--At Clarkston, Cache County, January 20th, 1884, Thomas Godfrey; Born January 31st, 1798, at Hanbury, Worcestershire, England." --Deseret News Weekly, Jan. 30, 1884. March 26, 1884 - p. 6 under "The Vetoed Apportionment Bill." "H. F. 89 --A Bill Apportioning the Legislative Representation of the Territory of Utah. SECTION 1.--Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah, That until otherwise provided by law, Representatives and Council Districts shall be and the same are hereby formed, and Representatives and Councilors opportioned [sic]as follows: REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS. District No. 1.-- . . . . District No. 3.--Shall consist of the Precincts of Hyde Park, Logan, Richmond and Smithfield, in Cache County, and be entitled to one Representative. District No. 4.--Shall consist of the Precincts of Benson, Clarkston, Hyrum, Lewiston, Mendon, Millville, Newton, Petersboro, Paradise, Providence, Trenton and Wellsville, in Cache County, and be entitled to one Representative.” [Governor Eli H. Murray vetoed this bill.] --Deseret News Weekly, March 26, 1884 March 29, 1884 - p. 1 under "Precinct Officers." Clarkston Justice of the Peace - Henry Stokes. --The Utah Journal, March 29, 1884. April 9, 1884 - p.1 under "Local News." "From Tennessee.-- Elder Thomas Griffin, of Clarkston, Cache County, returned yesterday morning from the Southern States, where he has been laboring as a missionary since February, 1883. He left this city on the 27th of that month, and went direct to Chattanooga, where he received his appointment to East Tennessee, where he has been operating all the time he was away. He was with Elder Wm. H. Joseph, of Adamsville, for the first six months or more, and afterward labored with Elder Thomas Godfrey, of Clarkston, until released. "He Baptized four persons and assisted in baptizing others. They met with much opposition from the pulpit, but no mob violence, and were treated as a general thing very kindly. The prospects in East Tennessee are in nowise flattering at present, but were more favorable in other parts of the State. The vile fiction of Hollister and Beadle was to be met with in that region, and, as lies generally are, was swallowed with avidity by many. Elder Griffin has much enjoyed his mission, which he regrets was cut short by the effects of an accident sustained some seven years ago. "He inadvertently shot himself in the leg, and the ball remaining in the limb, it has ever since been more or less troublesome, especially so in the climate where he has been laboring. Being troubled with rheumatism, a swollen ankle and soreness of the bone, from much walking, he was finally released by Elder Roberts, at present in charge of the mission as assistant to President Morgan." --Deseret News Weekly, April 9, 1884, April 23, 1884 - p. 3 under "Registration." "Commissions have been forwarded to the following named persons by Hon. Arthur L. Thomas, Secretary Utah Commission, as Deputy Registrar. Registration to commence on the first Monday, the 5th day of May, 1884. PRECINCTS -- CACHE COUNTY. Clarkston -- Joseph Wood. --Deseret News Weekly, April 23, 1884. May 17, 1884 - p.2 under "Logan Temple and Grounds." [Large engraving of the Logan Temple.] "The above is an excellent engraving, considering that it is on wood, of this building which is to be dedicated to-day. It was executed by a young engraver of Salt Lake, John Held, and reflects great credit upon him. It was made from a photograph of the building taken by T. B. Cardon, photographer, of Logan. . . . The view of the building is taken from a point opposite its southeast corner and shows its east front and south side. Visitors are apt to assume that the Temple fronts westward towards the main portion of the city, but such is not the case; it fronts eastward and the east tower is five feet higher than the west one. TOPOGRAPHICAL. "This beautiful and magnificent building stands upon a plateau or bench in the eastern part of Logan city, at an elevation of about ninety feet above the Tabernacle square, and 4630 feet above the level of the sea. Its site is remarkably fine, commanding a view of Cache county from the mountains of Paradise on the south, to Marsh Valley in Idaho, on the north, a distance of sixty miles; and from its towers may be seen Providence, Millville, Hyrum, Paradise, Wellsville, Mendon, Newton, Oxford, Lewiston, Smithfield, Hyde Park and Benson. Clarkston, Franklin and Richmond are hidden by intervening hills. When President Brigham Young came to locate the site for the building, he remarked that it was the finest situation for a temple that he knew of or had seen in all his travels . . . . "In May, 1877 President Brigham Young and Counsellors, with several of the Apostles came to Logan to select a location and dedicate the ground. On Wednesday, May 16th and the forenoon of May 17th Surveyors Jesse W. Fox and James H. Martineau surveyed the foundation, and on Thursday, May 17th, at noon, ground was broken in Presence of the First Presidency and Twelve and a large assemblage of the Saints, Apostle Orson Pratt offering the dedicatory prayer. . . . Excavation for the foundation began on May 28th, 1877 . . . . The Temple is 171 feet long, 95 feet broad and 86 high to square, with an octagon tower 100 feet high at each corner, and a large square tower at each end, the western one 165 feet high and the eastern 170 feet to top of vane. . .. The rock used for the building was brought from the mountains near Logan, and is a very hard, dark colored fucoid sandstone . . . . Considerable limestone from near Hyde Park was, used for the arches and side openings, for doors and windows; and a large quantity of a light buff sandstone from near Franklin, Idaho, was cut for water tables, string courses and caps on the battlements and towers. . . .” --The Utah Journal, May, 17, 1884. July 26, 1884 - p. 2 under "Election Judges" "Appointed by the Utah Commission." CACHE COUNTY. "Clarkston Precinct: Joseph Wood, Edward Peterson, Thomas J. Nish." --Ogden Daily Herald, July 26, 1884. Sept. 10, 1884 - p. 14 under "Officers Elected." Cache County - Precinct officers. "Clarkston Precinct-- W.V.O Carbine, Justice of the Peace; John Thompson, Constable." --Deseret News Weekly, Sept. 10, 1884. Nov. 19, 1884 - p. 8 under "The Territorial Canvass." "Nineteen Thousand Majority for Hon. John T. Caine." “The Commissioners completed the official count of the votes cast at the late election for Delegate to Congress last evening. Following are the returns from the precincts...." Caine Smith Benson 24 2 Clarkston 49 Logan 512 6 Newton 38 . Total Cache County 1,936 23 --Deseret News Weekly, Nov. 19, 1884. Dec. 17, 1884 - p.3 under "Moving About." "Mr. H. J. Faust, Vice-President for Utah of the National Stockmen's Association, has begun the forming of branch organization of the protection and encouragement of stock growers. "An organization was formed at Logan, on Saturday. . . . Executive Committee: . . . W. V. O. Carbine, of Clarkston. . . [one of ten men named.]" --Ogden Daily Herald, Dec. 17, 1884. Dec. 24, 1884 - p. 15 under "Correspondence." Letter to the editor from E. L. Crowther dated at Logan on Dec. 10, 1884: "On Friday, Dec. 5th, 1884, Sister E. Benson, Stake President of Relief Society, with her councilor, Lucy Cardon, started out to visit the settlements north of Logan that had not been already visited this year. They remained over night at Trenton, making an appointment for Sunday afternoon, and then went on to Clarkston and held a meeting. "On the same day, our Primary president, Jane Molan, with her first councilor, Adeline Barber, two other ladies and James, the boy emigrated two years ago by the Cache County primaries, as driver, also started, to fill appointment north of Logan. On reaching Clarkston, they attended a choir party, where they met a kindly welcome from Bishop Jardine and others present. They were much gratified to see the courtesy and good order there practiced. "On Saturday, at 10 a.m., in the Clarkston schoolhouse, the Relief Society held their meeting, Mary Griffin presiding. The societies of Clarkston, Newton and Trenton were represented, and the reports of each were very favorable. . . .The congregation was then instructed in many things by the visiting sisters, and all invited to attend the Primary meeting, which met at 1 p.m. A full house was the results, and after hearing the reports, Sister Molen questioned the children on many subjects, requesting them always to answer in concert. She gave some excellent instructions, and was followed by the other sisters, each speaking a few words of comfort, counsel and exhortation. . . . . ". . .At Clarkston Sister, Emma Pike, related a warning dream to the effect that herself, E. L. Crowther and the teamster were in imminent danger of being overturned on a dugway. It came true, and only by keeping our seats as we had done in her dream we were saved from a bad accident." ** Same Dec. 24th issue p. 1 under "Stock Growers." "Mr. H. J. Faust, Vice-President for Utah of the National Stockmen's Association, has begun the forming of branch organization for the protection and encouragement of Stock-growers. "An organization was formed at Logan on Saturday. Thirty-five men handed in their names for membership. "Following are the names of the officers chosen: For President, Mr. A. Farr, of Logan, . . . . Executive Committee: Mr. Turner, of Logan; . . . . W. V. O. Carbine, of Clarkston: . . . . George Merrill, of Smithfield." --Deseret News Weekly, Dec. 24, 1884. Jan. 7, 1885 - p. 1 under "From Wednesday's Daily, Dec. 31." "Returned Missionaries.--To-day we had a pleasant call from Brothers A. H. Richards and Charles Shumway, the former from Mendon and the latter of Clarkston, Cache County, both of whom returned from missions last evening. During the latter part of their missionary labors, they traveled together in the northwestern part of Alabama. "Elder Richards left here on February 27th, 1883 . . . . During his absence he met with fair success, baptizing five persons. He held sixty-six meeting and traveled 4,535 miles on foot. Much opposition and prejudice were encountered; and on one occasion while holding a meeting, a mob of about 25 . . . entered the meeting house, stopped the services and were determined to injure the Elders. While they were discussing whether to whip, kill or drive out the Elders, the latter succeeded in making their escape. "Brother Shumway left home February 27th, 1883, and commenced his labors in St. Clara County, Alabama, in company with Elder A. Cazier for the first two months, and with Wm. H. Jones for five months, and the remainder of the time with Elder. A. H. Richards. Held fifty-six meetings, baptized one and assisted in the baptism of thirteen. Was mobbed once, and had a narrow escape from bring mobbed a second time. While traveling through a forest they were followed by a mob, but turning aside into the woods to pray, a man passed them from the opposite direction and told the mob, whom he met in their pursuit of the Elders, that the latter were not on that road, whereupon the mob abandoned the pursuit, and the Elders unwittingly continued their journey, learning afterward of their providential escape. "They both enjoyed their labors very much, and return in good health and Spirits. --Deseret News Weekly, Jan. 7, 1885. Jan. 21, 1885 - p. 25 under "Correspondence." "A VOICE FROM NEWTON." Newton, Jan. 10, 1885. Editor Deseret News: "Thinking a few words from Newton might let people know there was such a place, and a goodly number of people living there, I will take the opportunity to tell them It seems as though some do not know it, and some that we should be very glad to have know it. Some times our good brethren traveling to preach and instruct the Saints get as far as Clarkston; but our Clarkston friends seem satisfied, and fail to say, 'Well, brethren, just over that bench, about four miles and a half, is a town called Newton, and there are some good Latter-day Saints living there, who would like to hear from you.' "As I said, they don't tell them, and the travelers do no know it, so we are passed by. We could stand it for once, but now comes Brother Roberts on a lecturing tour, and Newton is not on the programme. "Now I hope they do not think Newton is going down hill, because it is not. We have a good Bishop and Counselors, a good Teachers' quorum, who are alive to the interest of the Ward, and our other quorums hold their regular meetings, which are well attended, and where they are well instructed. "We have a good Y.M.M.I.A., a good Sabbath School, and everybody seems to be up and doing, and the most are anxious for such treats as Brother Roberts might give them; but still do not come. We hope, however, in the future for something great in this line. "We are having a mild and open winter, so far, and good health prevails. "Our dramatic association is looming up again, and, in fact, we can say Newton is going onward and upward, both temporally and spiritually. "Hoping we may continue in so doing. "I remain, yours respectfully, Q. E. D." --Deseret New Weekly, Jan. 21, 1885. Feb. 4, 1885 - p. 15 under "A CLARKSTON CORRESPONDENT DENIES THE IMPUTATION." Clarkston, Cache Co., Jan. 24, 1885. Editor Deseret News: "In the last issue of the Semi-Weekly NEWS, which came to hand, I noticed a communication from Q. E. D. complaining that when our visiting brethren traveling to preach and instruct the Saints, get as far as Clarkston, their Clarkston friends do not inform the brethren that Newton is over the bench a short distance, and that there are some good Latter-day Saints living there who would like to hear from them. This seems a little strange, as the brethren nearly always come through Newton to visit Clarkston, Newton being on the direct road between Logan and Clarkston, hence, the brethren would be most likely to find out where Newton is without the Clarkston people telling them. And if the brethren should come from the north they would be sure to go through Newton to get to Logan. "The people of Clarkston would be pleased to have a visit from Brother Roberts, but as yet have not had that pleasure, and do not know when we will, knowing it is not as convenient for the brethren to visit our settlement on this side of the river as it is to visit those near the railroad; therefore we do not wish to complain. I think Newton has had as many visits as Clarkston from the brethren. "The health of the people here is good, and the blessings of God have been with us the past season. I was very late last spring before we could get our seed in the ground; the result was some of our wheat was a little injured by the frost, so that it was not marketable; still the flour makes good bread. We are compelled to have plenty of bread, because we cannot sell it; this seems to be a blessing, for we have plenty to eat. "The people are generally striving to live their religion and enjoy themselves in the dance and other innocent amusements through the winter. Cold weather has set in in earnest; we have plenty of snow which is very promising for a good supply of water the coming season. "The DESERET NEWS comes regularly, and is ever welcome. "Ever wishing for the prosperity of Zion and the triumph of God's people over their enemies, I remain, yours in the Gospel. R. G." --Deseret News Weekly, Feb. 4, 1885. Feb. 18, 1885 - p. 1 under "Local News." "Returned Missionaries.--Elders Sidney Teeples and Thomas Godfrey, who arrived in this city last evening per the D. & R. G., from missions to the Southern States, called upon us this morning. The former left his home in Holden, Millard County, almost eighteen months since, and for the first year labored in Texas. . . . From there he was sent to San Luis Valley, Colorado, where he has since been engaged in laboring among and endeavoring to encourage the Saints who have emigrated from the Southern States. . . . "Elder Godfrey, who is a resident of Clarkston, Cache County, left here almost two years ago, and labored during the whole of his stay in the South in Tennessee. He met with the usual amount of persecution of the shape of threats, etc., but suffered no violence. He made many friends while there, and was tolerable successful in making converts. The bitter persecution to which our Elders were subjected in that State some months since at the time when Elders Gibbs and Berry were killed, has resulted in producing a more favorable feeling towards the Saints in general among a great many people in that region, but among others the feeling is just as hostile as ever. Quite recently a lawyer of Claiborn County, by the name of Yaidon, who has considerable local influence, proffered to do all in his power to screen or defend any one who had engaged i n mobbing or killing the Elders in the past or might do so in the future. "Both these brethren have filled honorable missions, gained the esteem of both Saints and strangers among who they have labored, as well as the full approval of those who have presided over them, and are thankful for the experience they have gained while laboring in the ministry." ** same issue of Feb. 18th - p. 9 under "Local News." "A New Ward.--A new Ward was organized at Trenton, in Cache Valley, on the 8th inst., James B. Jardine, son of Bishop Jardine of Clarkston, being chosen and sustained at Bishop, and Andrew McCombs and Wm. J. Griffiths as Counselors. Andrew Grey was also selected as clerk." --Deseret News Weekly, Feb. 18, 1885. May 6, 1885 - p. 1 under "Deputy Registrars" "Deputy Registrars.--The Utah Commission yesterday appointed the following deputy registration officers: Cache County. Joseph Wood, Clarkston. --Deseret News Weekly, May 6, 1885. May 6, 1885 – p. 2 under “Quarterly Conference.” “Verbal reports were given of the following wards by the Bishop respectively, as follows: Isaac Smith, 7th Ward, Logan; Hans Funk, Newton; James Unsworth, Hyrum; John Jardine, Clarkston. . . .” --The Utah Journal, May 6, 1885. July 8, 1885 - p. 13 under "Judges of Election." "The following is the list of election judges appointed yesterday to act at the August Election: Cache County. Clarkston Precinct -- Jos. Wood, Adam Fife, W. W. Carbine. --Deseret News Weekly, July 8, 1885. July 15, 1885 - p.3 under "Drowning at Clarkston." "Editor JOURNAL.--A sad event took place here yesterday by the accidental drowning of George G. Thompson in the Newton reservoir. He went to get a bath in company with Wm. and Francis Griffiths, his two cousins, and Richard Jardine. He not being able to swim, his cousins told him to keep where it was shallow while they swam to the other side. After they got to the other side they still saw him on the bank, but their attention being directed another way for two or three minutes, when they looked again he could not be seen. They made a search for him and in the meantime the news was sent to town and quite a number of young men turned out to search for the body. It was found in about two hours and brought home to his bereaved mother and relatives. He was born November 21th, 1872. His father, Joseph L. Thompson, a good and worthy man, much respected in the community, died about ten years ago. I was said of the boy that he was dutiful and obedient to his widowed mother and took great delight in being kind and affectionate to all around him. He was much beloved by all his associated. Sister Caroline Thompson has the sympathy of the entire community in her said bereavement. "The funeral services were held this afternoon when comforting and consoling remarks were made by Bishop Jardine and other brethren. A large number of well filled vehicles followed the remains to their last resting place. "Deseret News please copy. Respectfully, R. G. "CLARKSTON, July 12th, 1885." --The Utah Journal, July 15, 1885. July 29, 1885 – p. 3 under “A Sad Accident.” "On the Twenty-fourth of July a young man named Peter Olson, a resident of Clarkston, was riding a horse in a race, at that place, when the horse jumped and threw him off. He was picked up insensible and carried home in a quilt, after a short time. He still remained unconscious and up to last reports which we received, three days after the accident, he was still delirious and out of his head, having never regained his senses. It is thought that no bones were broken, but a severe bruise was found on the back of his head. We await with interest his recovery." --The Utah Journal, July 29, 1885. Aug. 5, 1885 – p. 3 under “Local Points.” “We regret to learn that the boy who was severely injured by being thrown from a horse at Clarkston on the 24th, an account of which appeared in this paper a short time ago, has since died.” --The Utah Journal, Aug. 5, 1885. Sept. 19, 1885 – p. 3 under “A Pleasant View.” “Perhaps there are few views or landscapes more pleasing that the one to be obtained from Temple Hill . . . . But a position from the Temple’s roof extends the range of vision to the west and north, bringing to view Newton and, twenty miles away, a portion of Clarkston, nesting in a delightful vale between the mountains.” --The Utah Journal, Sept. 19, 1885. Oct. 10, 1885 - p.4 under "Notice for Publication." 'No. 2068. "Notice for Publication. "Land Office at Salt Lake City, Sept. 28, 1885. "Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers have filed notice of their intention to make final proof in support of their claims and that said proof will be made before the Judge or Clerk County Court at Logan City, Utah, on Nov. 5th, 1885, viz. . . . . "Wm. Archibald, H. E. No. 4616 for the [land description]. "He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of said land, viz. "Thomas J. Nish, John Buttars, Joseph Ritchre, and Robert Nish, all of Clarkston, Cache Co., Utah. . . . . "Thomas H. Archibald D.S. No. 8698 for the NW 1/4Sec.11 Tp 13N. of R2W. "He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz. "Thomas J. Nish, John Buttars, Joseph Ritchre, and Robert Nish, all of Clarkston, Cache Co., Utah. H. McMaster, Register Hammond & Maughan, Attys." --The Utah Journal, Oct. 10, 1885. Oct. 28, 1885 – p. 3 under “Local Points.” “Apostle John Henry Smith, in connection with the Presidency of the Stake, will hold a meeting at Clarkston on Thursday at 7 o’clock p.m., and one at Newton on Friday at 10 a.m. These meeting will no doubt be well attended.” ** also in the Oct. 28th issue on p. 3 under Y.M.M.I.A. Associations of Trenton, Newton and Clarkston met at the latter place last Sunday in conference at ten and two o’clock. An interesting programme in which each association participated was well rendered. “Officers for the ensuing year were elected for Clarkston association, and are as follows: Samuel C. Stewart, president, Hans Dahle and James Clark, counselors, Frank Griffith, sec’y and treasurer and W. B. Jardine, librarian. . . .” --The Utah Journal, Oct. 28, 1885. Nov. 4, 1885 - p.2 under "Quarterly Conference." "The Cache Stake Quarterly Conference convened in the Logan Tabernacle at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. There were present on the stand of the Apostles Moses Thatcher and John Henry Smith. . . of the Presidency of the Stake, C. O. Card, M. W. Merrill and Orson Smith, and a number of Bishops and other leading men. . . .[Singing, prayer, singing.] "President Card said that he was pleased to meet with the Saints under such favorable circumstances and said that the time this morning would be devoted to the Bishops, to report their wards. The following Bishops reported: Hans Funk of Newton . . . John Jardine of Clarkston. . . ." --The Utah Journal, Nov. 4, 1885. Nov. 7,1885 - p. 1 under "Precinct Officers." Clarkston Justice of the Peace - W. V. O. Carbine. Constable - John Thompson. --The Utah Journal, Nov. 7, 1885. Nov. 14, 1885 - p. 2 under "News From Washington Territory." "We have received a communication from Elder John Burt, of Clarkston, Cache Co., who is at present working on a railroad contract at North Zakima, Washington Territory, for which we glean the following items: "A painful accident happened to an old lady named Adelaide Vaughan. She was taking a ride on a hand car for her residence to the end of track six miles and as she was shifting her position a little to avoid being struck by the lever, her feet caught on the surfacing and she was thrown violently forward on her face. Her left ankle caught in the cog-wheels of the car and her foot was cut almost entirely off, it hanging by only a shred of skin. The limb was amputated and she is doing well. "Railroad business has been very dull here for the last five months, but orders reached here on Friday, the 5th inst., that the work would be commenced immediately. Col. H. S. Huson, superintendent of construction, thinks work will be pushed ahead this winter to the city of Elinsburg, a thriving little town about fifty or sixty miles this side of the Cascade range of mountains." --The Utah Journal, Nov. 14, 1885. Jan. 6, 1886 - p.1 under "Precinct Officers." Clarkston Justice of the Peace - W.V.O. Carbine Constable - John Thompson. ** also in the Jan. 6th issue on p. 3 under “Meeting of Y.M.M.I.A.” “B. H . Roberts will hold meetings in the interest of the Mutual Improvement Association, and their organ The Contributor, in according with the following programme: Mendon . . . Jan. 7th [followed by meetings at Wellsville, Hyrum, Paradise, Millville, Providence, Hyde Park, Smithfield, Richmond, Lewiston, Franklin, Oxford, Clifton.] Weston, Tuesday evening, Jan. 26th. Clarkston, Wednesday evening, Jan. 27th Newton, Thursday evening, Jan. 28th. --The Utah Journal, Jan. 6, 1886. April 6, 1886 - p.4 under "Logan Lines." "Editor HERALD: . . . .Dropping into the well-appointed Cache Valley House, which is a noted resort. . . . I also met Bishop Jardine there, who makes the Cache Valley House his headquarters when he comes to make purchases for the Co-op store of Clarkston. He speaks well of the people of Clarkston, and says they are making preparations for extensive farming this season. P.C. LOGAN, April 4, 1886," --Ogden Daily Herald, April 6, 1886. May 4, 1886 - p. 1 under "Deputy Registrars." "The following Deputy Registration officers for Cache County were appointed yesterday by the Utah Commission: Clarkston -- Hyrum Peterson." --Ogden Daily Herald, May 4, 1886. May 12, 1886 - p. 1 under "Local News." "Deputy Registrars.--The Utah Commission have appointed the following deputy registration officers: Cache County-- . . . Clarkston, Hyrum Peterson. . . ," --Deseret News Weekly, May 12, 1886. May 12, 1886 – p. 3 under “Local Points.” “The Clarkston boys are going to play the Weston boys a game of base ball on Saturday next. The club at Clarkston will give a dance in the evening and a pleasant time is expected.” --The Utah Journal, May 12, 1886. June 12, 1886 - p. 2 under "Local News." "From Tuesday's Daily, May 4." "Deputy Registrars.--The Utah Commission have appointed the following deputy registration officers: Cache County-- Trenton precinct, Wm. D. Goodwin Clarkston precinct, Hyrum Peterson Newton precinct, Peter Christensen. --Deseret News Weekly, June 12, 1886 June 21, 1886 - p. 1 under "Sunday School Jubilee." "The annual jubilee of the Sunday Schools of Cache Valley took place in the Logan Tabernacle yesterday. The jubilee heretofore have been held on Saturday, but, in order to givigg [sic -giving] the folks from the settlements an opportunity to attend without encroaching too much upon their time which is now fully occupied it was concluded to hold the jubilee on Sunday. The weather was propitious and during the morning numbers of vehicles loaded with happy and laughing juveniles poured into Logan from the surrounding settlements. "The spacious Tabernacle was crowded to its utmost capacity . . . .and the following programme was rendered: "Singing, by all the Schools. . .Prayer. . . Singing by all the schools [followed by exercises by various schools] . . . [Afternoon session ] "Card exercise, Clarkston schools. "Bible recitation, a young lady member of the Clarkston school." --Ogden Daily Herald, June 21, 1886. June 30, 1886 - p.12 under "Local News." "Election Judges.--The following judges of election have been appointed by the Utah Commission, to act at the forthcoming elections: Cache County. Clarkston precinct--Hyrum Peterson, Austin Fife, Russell Homer. --Deseret News Weekly, June 30, 1886. July 7, 1886 - p. 2 under "Clarkston District Conference." "A large number of young people of the Clarkston, Newton and Trenton Wards assembled in the Clarkston meeting house on Sunday last in the capacity of a District Conference of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations of those Wards. There were present a number of the representatives men of the Wards as also a large number of the sisters. Samuel Stewart, of Clarkston Association treated the question, 'Do the Scriptures Fortell the Second Coming of Christ,' and Thomas Godfrey of the same society made some remarks showing that the Bible was the stick of Judah and the Book of Mormon the stick of Joseph. "Charles Goodsell of the Newton society treated the question, 'Can we consistently claim to be the true Church of God?' and John Griffiths dilated upon 'The necessary elements of success in life.' "Joseph Bingham of the Trenton association gave an interesting address on the 'Word of Wisdom,' and Joseph Hill treated the question, 'Do the Scriptures Fortell the Coming of Christ.' "Brief reports were made by the officers representing the associations. "Remarks were delivered treating upon various subjects, among which were education, the work of improvement, the gaining of independence by the fathers, early struggles and trials, the glorious Constitution, etc., by President C. O. Card, Sup'ts L. R. Martineau, Seth A. Langton, Joseph Morrell and Elder John E. Carlisle. Zina Y. Williams of the Stake Superintendency of the Y.L.M.I.A. was present and in a few well chosen sentences stated what they were endeavoring and desired to accomplish in the Young Ladies' Association. Besides the visitors mentioned as taking part in the exercises, we noticed, among others on the stand, Bishop John Jardine, Andrew McCombs, A. P. Welchman, W. F. Rigby, jr., Wm. Miler and Bp. James B. Jardine, W. V. O. Carbine, who may now be considered a resident of Snake River Valley was present also." ** In the same July 7th issue - p. 3 under "At Smithfield." "EDITOR JOURNAL.--On July 5th the arrangements made by our city fathers for the celebration of the one hundred and tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence were successfully carried out. [followed by a description of the celebration program and other activities.] "The base ball game between the Smithfield and Richmond clubs was long and tedious, resulting in the following score: . . .Smithfield, 31 . . .Richmond,13. . .. "ELSEWHERE. "At Millville, Paradise, Clarkston, and other places in Cache county, leading men arranged programmes for the amusement of the citizens, and the day was passed pleasantly with music, dancing, speeches, sentiments, etc." --The Utah Journal, July 7, 1886. Aug. 11, 1886 - p.2 under "Quarterly Conference." [Cache Stake quarterly conference at Logan Tabernacle on Saturday and Sunday with Apostle Heber J. Grant, mission president John Morgan and C.D. Fjelsted and others on the stand.] "Sunday - Morning Exercises. "The choir sang, 'Then say what is truth;' Elder C. D. Fjeldsted offered the prayer, and the choir sang, 'The song of the Redeemed.' Bishop James B. Jardine report Clarkston; Bishop W. H. Lewis, Lewiston; Bishop Hans Funk, Newton;. . . ." --The Utah Journal, Aug. 11, 1886. Aug. 18, 1886 - p. 1 under "Precinct Officers." Clarkston Justice of the Peace - W.V.O. Carbine. Constable - John Thompson. --The Utah Journal, Aug. 18, 1886. Sept. 22, 1886 – p. 3 under “Local Points.” “The storekeeper of the Clarkston Co.-op, and an individual who was owing the store got into a row one day last week. After getting considerably warmed up the dealer of dry goods and groceries seized an ax handle and ran the man with whom he was quarreling out of the store, inflicting bruises on his head and arm. The individual had a trial but we have not yet heard the results.” --The Utah Journal, Sept. 22, 1886. Sept. 22, 1886 - p.16 under "Deaths." "JARDINE.--At Clarkston, Cache County, September 5, 1886, of inflammation of the bowels, Richard Hamilton Jardine, son of Bishop John Jardine, born September 15, 1858, at St. Johns, Perry County, Illinois, beloved by all, an obedient son, a kind husband, a useful member of the Ward. He has left two wives and four children to mourn his loss. Jas. Archibald, Thomas Griffin, Thomas Godfrey and Ole A. Jensen were the speakers at the funeral. All that kind friends could do was done for him but it seemed as if he was wanted on the other side. It was hard to part with Richard, but it is a great consolation to know that he was as well prepared to go. Peace to his remains. -- COM. “ Mill. Star, please copy." --Deseret News Weekly, Sept. 22, 1886. Oct. 20, 1886 - p. 1 under "Local News." "More Commissions.--A press of matter has prevented the earlier appearance in these columns of the following list of commissions that have been issued by the Governor since the morning of the 6th inst.: Andrew Heggie, Justice of the Peace, Clarkston precinct, Cache County." --Deseret News Weekly, Oct. 20, 1886. Oct. 27, 1886 - p. 16 under "Deaths." "BASSETT.--At Clarkston, Cache County, October 12, 1886, of paralysis, Huldah Bassett; born February 11th, 1808, at Quebec, Canada; babptized [sic] at Kirtland, Ohio, in 1832; moved to Nauvoo in 1841 with her husband, Alpheus Harmon. He went on a mission and on his way home was froze to death, leaving her with nine small children. She was an eye witness to the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum, her home being then in Carthage. She afterwards married Lorin Bassett, by whom she had four children. She arrived in Utah in 1863. She was the mother of 13 children, grandmother of 67, and great-grandmother of 32. She was full of zeal for the Latter-day work. -- COM. "Women's Exponent please copy." --Deseret News Weekly, Oct. 27, 1886. Nov. 13, 1886 - p.1 under "The Result." "The Canvass Completed--A Majority of Nearly 17,000 for John T. Caine." Precinct Caine Ferry Benson 21 3 Clarkston 45 0 Logan 368 4 Newton 40 0 Wellsville 230 5 Totals 1,795 25 in Cache County. --Ogden Daily Herald, Nov. 13, 1886. Dec. 15, 1886 - p. 1 under "County Directory." Clarkston Precinct. Justice of the Peace - Andrew Heggie Constable - John Thompson Road Supervisor - Geo. Godfrey Poundkeeper - Wm. Sparks. --The Utah Journal, Dec. 15, 1886. Dec. 22, 1886 - p.3 under "Local Points." "The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Russel K. Homer was celebrated at their home in Clarkston on Monday." --The Utah Journal, Dec. 22, 1886. Jan. 5, 1887 - p. 3 under "A Call from Clarkston." Clarkston, Dec. 22, 1886. Editor Deseret News: "It is seldom you hear from our little burg; all is well with us. We are striving to carry out the wise and timely counsel given in the NEWS in regard to the duties of Teachers, Priests, etc. "There is an old 'standby,' who minds his own business and has very little to say, but who has a great many interesting tales to tell of Joseph and his days; well, he (Russell King Homer) celebrated his golden wedding on the 20th inst., being married to Eliza Williamson on Dec. 20, 1836, at Erie, Pennsylvania. Well, he now has 19 children, in all 97 off-spring who mostly all sat down to dinner on the 26th. Then the old patriarch and all his kindred and all the Ward repaired to the meeting house, where a social time was enjoyed with dancing, singing and recitations. "We are anxiously waiting on mail to get an account of the sad affair at Parowan. May our little Ward never be tried as they have been, for God only knows how we would act. Yours, JOHN JARDINE." --Deseret News Weekly, Jan. 5, 1887. [NOTE: The “sad affair” at Parowan mentioned above was when a man, under indictment for unlawful cohabitation, while riding his horse met a U.S. deputy marshal who ordered him to stop and when he didn't, a shot was fired and killed him in mid-Dec. 1886.] March 9, 1887 - p. 3 under "Local Points." "On Friday evening a number of the citizens of Clarkston gave Mr. A Yeates, a wealthy stockman, who resides about three miles from the town a pleasant surprise. Games of various kinds were enjoyed, and social chat engaged in until late in the evening." --The Utah Journal, March 9, 1887. April 20, 1887 - p. 13 under "Deputy Registrars." Cache County. Clarkston, Richard J. Costley. --Deseret News Weekly, April 20, 1887. April 27, 1887 - p. 3 under "Local Points." "John Burt of Clarkston has taken a large contract on the U.& N.R.R. at Beaver Canyon and quite a number of men from this locality have engaged to work for him." --The Utah Journal, April 27, 1887. June 18, 1887 - p. 5 under "Call to Voters." "Important Instruction to Members of the People's Party." "Council and Representative District Conventions of the People's Party of Utah are hereby called to convene at the times and places hereinafter named, for the purpose of placing in nomination candidate for members of Council and House of Representatives of the twenty-eighth session of the Legislative Assembly, to be voted for at the general election on the first Monday of August. SECOND DISTRICT. "convention to be held at City Hall, Hyrum City, Delegates as follows" "Cache County --Benson precict, 1; Clarkston, 2; Hyrum, 5; Lewiston, 2; Mendon, 2; Millville, 2; Newton, 1; Paradise, 2; Peterboro, 1; Richmond, 5;, Trenton, 1; Wellsville,5; Coveville, 1." --Ogden Herald, June 18, 1887. July 13, 1887 - p. 3 under "County Convention." "Members of the People's Party in Cache county are hereby notified that a convention of delegates from the various precincts of said county will be held in the court room of the County Court House in Logan on Saturday, July 23d, 1887, at 11 a.m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for county offices, to be voted for at the general election, Monday, August 1st, 1887. "Said convention will consist of forty-seven (47) members, allotted as follows: Logan, 13; Hyde Park, 2; Smithfield, 4; Richmond, 44; Coveville,1; Lewiston, 2; Clarkston and Trenton, 2; Newton, 1; Benson, 1; Mendon and Petersboro, 2; Wellsville,4; Hyrum, 5; Paradise, 2; Millville, 2; Providence, 2. ** also in July 13th issue p. 3 under “Local Points.” "As Sunday week a very interesting and well prepared programme was rendered at the Sunday School union held at Wellsville and on last Sunday the Clarkson, Newton and Trenton schools met at Clarkston, and presented an excellent programme." --The Utah Journal, July 13, 1887. July 16, 1887 - p. 3 under "Local Points." "Last Sunday about 1 o'clock p.m. a cloud burst about one and a half miles in a northerly direction from Clarkston letting down an immense quantity of water which did considerable damage to the had and wheat crops. No one was injured in any way by the occurrence." --The Utah Journal, July 16, 1887. July 20, 1887 - p. 10 under "Election Judges." "Appointments Made by the Utah Commission. "The following appointments of election judges have been announced by the Utah Commission, the first named in each precinct being the presiding judge: Cache County. Clarkston--Frank Griffith, Samuel Stewart, Russel K. Homer." --Deseret News Weekly, July 20, 1887. Aug. 17, 1887 - p. 5 under "Election Returns." Cache County Total vote - 1,026 (Benson, 17; Clarkston, 29; Logan, 241; Newton,22...) Territory officers -- Commissioner to Locate University Lands-- F. A. Mitchell - 1,025 I. M. Waddell - 1 County Officers-- Superintendent of District Schools: W. H. Apperly - 1,024 scattering - 1 Selectman (full term) [no candidates names] - 1,024 scattering - l Selectman (Unexpired term) Newell W. Kimball - 1,024 scattering - 1 Sheriff N. W. Crookston - 1,023 Scattering - l Precinct Officers - [none for Clarkston] --Deseret News Weekly, Aug. 17, 1887. Oct. 5, 1887 - p. 16 under "Deaths." "BARSON.-- At Clarkston, Cache County, September 23, 1887, Eliza Ann Scott Barson, daughter of John and Mary Scott. Born October 20, 1851m at Mill Creek, Utah. Deceased left a husband and three children, and was firm believer in all the principles of the gospel. -- COM." --Deseret News Weekly, Oct. 5, 1887. Nov. 16, 1887 - p.16 under "Marriages." "JARDINE - FIFE.--In Logan, August 8, 1887, Miss Mary Ellen Fife and William B. Jardine, both of Clarkston, Cache County, Utah." --Deseret News Weekly, Nov. 16, 1887. Nov. 23, 1887 - p. 1 under "Ogden Items." "Off For the Pen." "Monday night Peter S. Barston, the genial humorist of Clarkston, Utah, and Ralph Smith, a highly respected citizen of Logan, after being sentence to Judge Henderson, for unlawful cohabitation, were taken to the penitentiary. Both were in good health and excellent spirits, as is evidenced by the following remarks made by Mr. Barston to the MORNING HERALD representative: 'Ralph and myself are going down to camp near Salt Lake for the winter. We are feeling well and happy, and will do our best to be good boys while we stay at the boarding house owned in common by ourselves and all the other citizens of the Country.'" --Ogden Morning Herald, Nov. 23, 1887. Dec. 7, 1887 - p. 3 under "Notice." "To all men holding Time Checks on me for labor done on my Contract on the U.& N.R.R please send them to me in Clarkston on or before the 10th days of December 1887. JOHN BURT." --The Utah Journal, Dec. 7, 1887. Dec. 8, 1887 - p. 1 under "Logan Locals." "The new schoolhouse being erected in Clarkston is nearing completion. It is a credit to the town, as it has modern conveniences and improvements. Special attention has been given to ventilation. The building committee merit great praise for the energy they have displayed in pushing the building forward. Other settlements should make a note of Clarkston's enterprise in this regard." --The Standard, (Ogden, Ut.) Dec. 8, 1887. Dec. 25, 1887 - p. 4 under "Logan Locals." "Clarkston was visited on Thursday evening by Mr. Whetstone [deputy marshal] who brought back with him John Burt. Our U.S. Commissioner wanted to interview Mr. Burt in relation to the going charge. Mr. Burt pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday morning and his case went to the grand jury. James Anderson and David Reese signed the bond." --The Standard, Dec. 25, 1887. Jan. 4, 1888 - p. 7 under "In the North." Among reports of U.S. deputy marshals seeking polygamist being active in Mendon, Millville, Hyrum and Providence came this information: "At about 10 o'clock Thursday night Deputy Marshal Whetstone made a call at the residence of James Henderson in this city and arrested John Burt, of Clarkston, who had come there early in the evening. He was taken before Commissioner Goodwin, when he pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful cohabitation. He was bound over in the sum of $1,000. He also gave bonds for the appearance of Mrs. Burt and Maggie Simpson Burt." --Deseret News Weekly, Jan. 4, 1888. Feb. 9, 1888 - p.4 under "Logan Locals." "Logan, Feb. 7, 1888. "Deputies Whetstone and Corey arrested Abe A. Jensen, of Clarkston, on Saturday last on a charge of unlawful cohabitation. Both himself and his alleged second wife were bound over to appear before the Commissioner at Logan, on Saturday, Feb. 11th. "Alfred Atkinson, of Clarkston, was arrested on the same day and on the same charge. He gave bonds to appear Friday at the court in Logan." [Three arrested on same charge at Newton and one at Richmond.] --The Standard, Feb. 9, 1888. Feb. 12, 1888 - p.6 under "Logan Lines." "Logan, Feb. 10, 1888. "There was before the U.S. Commissioner this afternoon Alfred Atkinson, of Clarkston, on the usual charge. W. W. Maughan was present in behalf of the defendant. The case went over till the 20th, when the latter is have another hearing." --The Standard, Feb. 12, 1888. Feb. 14, 1888 - p.4 under "Logan Locals." "James Archible [Archibald], of Clarkston, according to appointment, met at the commissioner's office at 2 o'clock on Saturday, to have an investigation of his case. After hearing what evidence they had, they found the alleged second wife was not present, therefore the commissioner adjourned the meeting till Tuesday the 14th, when they expect to produce the missing witness." --The Standard, Feb. 14, 1888. Feb. 25, 1888 - p.4 under "Logan Locals." "Logan, Feb. 22, 1888. "Peter Barston, of Clarkston, is in the pen on the charge of unlawful cohabitation. It appears that after he was indicted his second wife died, but when he was arrested he pleaded guilty, and is now serving out his sentence. I am informed on good authority that there is a petition being signed by the U.S. commissioner and the judge and others of the U.S. officials, asking the President of the United States for Mr. Barston's release, as his family is in destitute circumstances, and it is to be hoped he will return home soon as that they will not suffer." --The Standard, Feb. 25, 1888. Feb. 22, 1888 - p.11 under "Cache County Cullings." An account of arrests of polygamists at Newton and Hyrum, "Ole A. Jenson and Alfred Atkinson of Clarkston, were arrested on Sunday and bound over to appear before Commissioner Goodwin.” ** Same Feb. 22nd issue on p.15 under "For Unlawful Cohabitation." "Jas. Archibald, of Clarkston, had his examination before the commissioner on Monday, when it was found that there was not sufficient evidence to hold him, so he was discharged." --Deseret News Weekly, Feb.22, 1888. March 7, 1888 - p.7 under "Deputy Registrars." "The Utah Commission yesterday made the following appointments. Cache County Clarkston, Frank Griffith. --Deseret News Weekly, March 7, 1888. March 24, 1888 - p. 3 Under "Clarkston Theatricals." "Clarkston has now a complete amateur Theatrical Company. The performed the 'Mendicant' and 'Bitter Cold' on last Saturday evening, as a benefit for a departing missionary. The house was well filled and the players, considering their inexperience did remarkably well. The Thompson boys __?_ home on the Clarkston stage. Mrs. F. White did some good acting, as the wife of the Mendicant. Mr. William Clark played the role of town councellor [sic] in a manner most remarkable, but the audience was disappointed by a serious accident, which happened at the close of the play, Bitter Cold. The pistol which was to have killed the villain failed to go off and the villain had to be stabbed by a rustic. This occurrence left a disappointed audience on tiptoe. It was quite a sell on the listeners and very annoying to Samuel, who fell heavily to the floor without being injured in the least." --The Utah Journal, March 24, 1888. March 28, 1888 - p.4 under "Salt Lake News." "Two Pardons by the President. . . "William D. Newsom, of the Eleventh Ward of this city, and Peter S. Barson, of Clarkston, Cache County, were pardoned by the President. "The first named is granted a pardon on the grounds of ill-health. . . . "Mr. Barson was sentence by Judge Henderson on Nov. 21st to imprisonment for six months and pay a fine of $100, for unlawful cohabitation, and had less than a month to serve, exclusive of the commitment for the fine. His plural wife died before his trial. The comments of President Cleveland upon the judge who passed the sentence is a severe rebuke. It is as follows: 'The death of his plural wife before conviction put an end to the convict's polygamy, and the law should have been satisfied if his sentence had been normal.' "Both men will be retained in the penitentiary until t he official notification of their pardon is received, which will probably be about a week." --The Standard, March 28, 1888. April 4, 1888 - p. 16 under “Deaths.” "BURT.--At Clarkston, Cache Co., March 22nd, 1888, of consumption, Margaret Simpson Burt. Born September 6th, _?_ at Kirkaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland." --Deseret News Weekly, April 4, 1888. April 11, 1888 - p. 1 under "Out of Prison. "Last night the official notification of the pardon of Wm. D. Newsom, of this city, and Peter S. Barson, of Clarkston, Cache County, was received by Marshal Dyer, and this morning both men were liberated. "In regard to the pardon of Mr. Barson, the President’s comment appeared to reflect severely on Judge Henderson. This came about through some error in the statement of the case, and such an interpretation of the President's remarks does the Judge an injustice." --Deseret News Weekly, April 11, 1888. April 25, 1888 - p. 3 under "Across the Valley." "President Pitkin, accompanied by Bishop A. Harris and Elder T. A. Thoresen, visited Clarkston Ward on Sunday, April 22d. They attended Sunday School and gave some general instructions to the pupils and teachers. "The Clarkston S.S. is in a thriving condition; A. W. Heggie, the Superintendent, deserves great credit for the training of the children, especially for the order in which they leave after the school is dismissed. Meeting was held in the afternoon. The house was nearly filled. Elder Cowley, of the Oneida Stake, and Elder Hyde, of Hyde Park, a home missionary were also present, and the speakers addressed the audience in the following order: "Elder R. Hyde, M. F. Cowley, Bishop Harris, T. A. Thoresen and President Pitkin. The people appeared to feel well, and very much built up by the visit of the brethren. "I must not forget to mention the organist Br. Alfred White, who is also a school teacher at that place. He furnished some excellent music, which together with the good singing of the choir made the meeting quite lively. Bro. White gives good satisfaction as a school teacher. "Elder Cowley and Hyde proceeded to Hyde Park, while Prest. Pitkin and party drove to Trenton, where a meeting was held in the evening. . . . A temporary organization was effected with B. M. Ravstein presiding Priest . . . . The Saints of Trenton Ward are in a very scattered condition, the ward being about seven miles in length from one to three miles in width, and containing about twenty families of Saints who live principally by dry farming. . . . "On Monday the company proceeded to Newton, where a meeting was held in the evening and the 10th Quorum of Elders of the Cache Valley Stake of Zion was organized, with Elders John Burt of Clarkston, as President, Alfred Goodsell, of Newton, as 1st., and Wm. Sparks, of Clarkston, as 2d counselors. . . . "The people across the river are all anxiously awaiting the beautiful April showers, which have not yet put in an appearance. The land is very dry, and if they do not soon get rain, a great deal of the spring grain will not be able to penetrate the surface of the earth, and farming will be a failure this season. TAT, "LOGAN, April 24, 1888." --The Utah Journal, April 25, 1888. April 26, 1888 - p.4 under "From All Quarters." "Prest. Pitkin, in company with Bishop Harris of Benson Ward, and others, held meetings at Clarkston and Trenton last Sunday, and at Newton on Monday evening whereon the 10th Quorum of Elders of this Stake was organized. At Trenton a temporary ward organization was effected." --The Standard, April 26, 1888. May 19, 1888 - p.4 under "More Local News." "The first district court began its daily session yesterday, May 18th,. . . "Bishop John Jardine, of Clarkston Ward, Cache Co., was arraigned on the charge of unlawful cohabitation. He took the statutory time in which to plead." --The Standard, May 19, 1888. May 20, 1888 - p.6 under "Around the Junction." "Bishop John Jardine, of Clarkston, was arrested yesterday on the going charge and taken to Ogden this morning." --The Standard, May 20, 1888. May 30, 1888 - p. 3 under "Local Points." "Last evening Deputy Eggleston returned from Clarkston and went to Brigham City." --The Utah Journal, May 30, 1888. June 13, 1888 - p. 2 under "The Seventies' Conference." "On Saturday morning at 10 a.m. the Seventies Conference convened in the upper room of the Tabernacle. There were on the stand President Gates and Clerk of the Seventies R. L. Campbell, and senior presidents of Seventies quorums of Cache Stake. After the usual opening exercises, President Gates stated the object of the conference to be to hear reports of the several quorums in this stake, also to give general instruction concerning the duties of the Seventies. "President Eli Bell, representing the 64th quorum . . . [reported his group.] "President Littlefield, representing the 17th quorum . . . [reported his group.] "Prest. A. D. Thatcher, representing the 40th Quorum. . . [reported his group.] "Prest. Matthews representing the 32nd Quorum. . . [reported his group.] "Afternoon Services. "After the opening ceremonies, Prest. A. Heggie, representing the 7th Quorum which is located at Newton, Clarkston and Trenton said his quorum numbered forty. They held their meetings alternately at each place; have class meetings weekly during the winter season, which were not as well attended however as he would like to see them. They had two missionaries, at present, in the field, the first that has ever been from that Quorum. The speaker bore a faithful testimony to the truth of the Gospel. . . . . [in Sunday sessions] "President S. B. Young said there are eight Quorums of Seventies in this stake. . . . "Andrew Heggie was released as president of the 7th quorum, because of having been called to act as Bishop's councilor. . . ." --The Utah Journal, June 13, 1888. June 13, 1888 - p.1 under "Judges of Election." "The Utah Commission yesterday made the following additional appointments for judges of elections" CACHE COUNTY. Clarkston--R. J. Castley, M. J. Clark, John Thompson. --Deseret News Weekly, June 13, 1888. July 11, 1888 - p. 3 under “Fire in Clarkston.” "The house of Lars Rasmussen, of Clarkston, caught fire on the 6th inst., with no one on the premises but an infant who was locked in the house while the mother went to make some purchases, The fire started in the back part of the house and gained considerable headway before it was noticed. The flames were first noticed by a store keeper, John Thompson, who rushed into the house to get the child, but found the doors locked. The heroic lad dashed the door open, and, rushing into the room, rescued the infant who was lying on a bed uninjured, although the flames and smoke had already burst through the ceiling. The situation was more perilous from the fact over a hundred cartridges were stowed away in the loft with some cans of powder. The cartridges kept up a sharp cracking fire, the lead flying th rough the house in all directions. Water could not be obtained soon enough to accomplish much good; but the boys and men who arrived on the scene of t he fire, as soon as intelligence reached them, did good work. The furniture and other valuables were all rescued. Mr. Rasmussen estimates the loss at seven hundred dollars." A. WHITE. "CLARKSTON, July 6, 1888. --The Utah Journal, July 11, 1888. July 14, 1888 - p. 2 under "County Convention." "Members of the People's Party in Cache County are hereby notified that a convention of delegates from the various precincts of said county will be held in the Court room of the County Court House in Logan, on Saturday, July 21st, 1888, at 10 a.m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for county offices to be voted for at the general election, Monday, August 6th, 1888. "Said convention will consist of forty-seven (47) members, allotted as follows: Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Clarkston and Trenton . .2 Newton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . --The Utah Journal, July 14, 1888.
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