Home We fasted & Alice Uncle Henry & wife & I in his surray with my team went to Murcur. Left here at 6:30 A.M & arrived there at 10:30 A.M. Staid at Estellas Put up team at Berry Bros. Attended Priesthood meeting at 11 A.M. Present F. M Lyman, Rulon S. Wells, & Stake presidency. Geo. W. Bryan was chosen for Bishop, Hyrum W Lee 1st & E Johnson 2nd Counselers Wm Waterfall Secretary. Attended School at 2 P.M. I offered opening prayr. Attended evening meeting where Bros Lyman & Wells talked, Authorities Sustained, <3> babies blessed & Father Pratt blessed. I blessed the first baby.
Mercur Jas. W. Lee took Henry Robinson & me through the Golden Gate Mine and Remina Alice & Estella joined us & went through the Mill. Left Mercur at 4:30 & arrived safely home at 8 P.M.
The boys were heading wheat this day.
We headed barley all day.
I took the water at 3 A.M. & used it until 12 noon. Worked on header making repairs in afternoon. Was sick at night vomited most of the night.
Was in bed nearly all day. Had tins set on wagons. The boys made a start cutting my wheat up on bench.
I went up on bench & saw the boys start work, two men hired. Did an hour’s work on header. Wrote Letters to Mother Fred & Nerva. Did other writing & worked [p. 14] on monthly report to Lum. Co. I yesterday wrote Utah Lum. Co to fill for me lum. bill for School house The contract having been awarded to me. Contract price $574.
Home I went to Grantsville & attended Stake priesthood meeting & High Council Meeting. At former I spoke on subject of tithing and at latter [first and last names redacted] was suspended from the Council because he had misrepresented the Presidency & Council, made false charges against them & the Bp. of Grantsville & belittled them before the people. Took dinner at Bro. Charles Anderson’s. Sold & delivered to Bp. Atkin for Tooele Ward lumber & Shingles amounting to $34.80. The boys continued grain cutting on bench.
Home Attended School & meeting here
I finished up cutting my grain on bench and moved over to J. W Tates farm & cut about 8 Acres.
Continued Cutting grain for J. W. T.
do do do1
" " "2
At night attended a meeting of the irrigation board by request & considered with them Mr A. F. Doremus’ proposition to Submit to the Court a statement of facts relative to water &c in lest [left] hand fork. Settlement, Canyon.
<Alice sick Tues, Wed. & Thu.>3
Finished cutting 100 acres wheat for J W Tate & moved home with machine
Took the family up canyon
Attended School & Meeting here.
We went down & cut wheat for Frank Barber Joel staid all night
Continued cutting F. J Barbers wheat
Finished cutting F. Barbers Wheat & Commenced cutting our barley.
Finished my barley & moved to J McKellars [p. 15]
Home We worked in the garden Hyrum & Estella Lee came from Mercur on their way to Montpelier by excursion train which leaves S. L. City at 10:50 P.M. tomorrow. Alice thinks of joining them.
Our Quarterly Conference opens at Grantsville to-day. I took my team and carriage & Elder F. M. Lyman of the Apostles & Prest. H. S. Gowans accompanied me. We arrived there before 10 A.M. the hour for opening Conference. Elder R Clawson of the Apostles soon after arrived having come from Salt Lake City by train & then by mail wagon from Mill. I put my team up at Prest. C. L. Anderson’s & took dinner & supper with him and went down to Bro. Gustave Anderson’s for the night. We had good meetings and after afternoon meeting the Council was together & [first and last names redacted] case was considered & postponed, he having previously been suspended & not showing fruits meet for repentance. I by request of Patriarch S. W. Woolley & his daughter Viola Woolley administered to the latter a Patriarchal blessing after which Bro. Woolley & I went over to Bro. Joshua Clarks where his son & two grandchildren were sick. We administered to the two latter. Accompanied C L Anderson, F. M. L. R. Clawson & H. S. G. & Gus. Anderson over to C. L. A.’[s] hay ranch & then to Arthur Bates’ where we administered to his wife.
<Heavy rain for short time at Grantsville & some at Tooele>5
Grantsville I attended School at 9 A.M. in grove near meeting house 349 people shook the hands of the Apostles after school. At meeting which was held in grove from 10:30 to 12:30 I by request spoke about 15 min. On account of storm we held meetings indoors in afternoon. After meeting the Presiding brethren & others [p. 16] were met together & instructed by the Apostles in relation to Tithing. Many questions asked & ansd. Returned home in evening.
Home We went down to Jno. McKellars prepared to cut his oats 12 A but they were too wet. Came home and worked in garden.
Attended the exercises & amusements of the day. At morning meeting I gave the following toast. “
“The Pioneers of these now peaceful vales of plentsy [plenty]; the authors of our existance here and of our religious liberties. All hail to them. May the memory of their sacrifices, sorrows, hardships and noble deeds ever live in the hearts of the people and their graves be ever kept green.”
The boys & I went down & cut McKellars oats 12 acres, put the machine & boxes over to field.
We believing we could see cars of lumber on the switch went down to Depot with two 4 horse teams & was disappointed in their not being any lumber I staid until train arrived & still none. Returned home. Put away in tool shed, Mower, rake gang, drill &c. Went over to field & put up header covered it in with boxes. &c.
From deck of house could see two cars lumber switched. So we hauled lumber, made two trips with two wagons.
Hauled lumber all day & finished unloading two cars. Put box on wagon repaired brake &c. Engaged threshers for Monday 30th & hands to help & arranged with Mrs McKendrick to board hands @ 25¢ pr meal Bathed &c. [p. 17]
Weather extremely warm.
Home I attended school and meeting. Offered benediction in latter Stanley Hanks & Geo Lyman were the speakers. Attended Circle. Wrote letters to Mama who is in Bear Lake Valley also wrote to Sister Nerva, Grandma, Aunt Carlie & Uncle Willard. Wrote up Journal from 26th. All well.
Had threshers, had them boarded at Hotel McKendrick.
Finished threshing 1150 bu. grain.