Took top off sheds, straw lumber & scantlings, put in extra posts &c. Attended Rep. Ralley in evening Thos. Fitch speakar.
Continued work on shed, Cut tops out of Poplars to cover it.
Took my team & carriage & took Prest Gowans, C. R. McBride & Archie Bevan with me to Grantsville where we put up at Prest C. L. Andersons, attended Stake Priesthood meeting & high council meeting. Made opening talk at former by request. At latter The Stake Tithing clerk was allowed 1% of the tithing of the Stake for performing the duties of his office including the making of the Bishop’s books & statements annually.
In evening attended Dem. Ralley Dunlavy speaker. Paid Bro. Anderson $2.50 note & gave my note for $1000 payable in two years with interest of 7%. Redeemed my note of $250 at Zions S. Bk.
Attended School at Tooele & arraigned Newman Rimington before the School Supt, for teaching false doctrine in the School, & persisting in enforcing it upon the minds of the class members against the decision of the Bp & Councelors & class teachers. Attended Meeting & assisted in bless[p. 32]ing children, confirming baptized members & in administering to the Sick. I sealed the Anointing on Sister Dorman & confirmed John Elmer England a member. Attended Circle & Prayed at Alter, Attended Conjoint mutual meeting in evening.
Home I went to Mercur with team & carriage for Alice & Children. Staid all night. Took Hyrum, Estella, Alice & the children down town in evening to witness Democratic torch light parade.
<Picked up Bro. Latham & hauled from Slag town to mouth of Ophir>1
Returned home Estella accompanied us after voting. Cast our ballots here. Attended Y.M.M. meeting & in absence of Bro. Geo. Lyman I delivered his lesson lecture. 4 lessons prepared.
Read election news, posted books. Went down on prairie & got 5 rabbits Geo. Assisted me. Sold some lumber, in evening attended Lesser Priesthood meeting <& talked to the boys> Wrote letters. Received notice of 1st payment on land west of Town being due.
Hauled wet straw off top of stack on to sheds. Made out and mailed to U L. Co. my Oct. Report. Wrote to Grandma &c. Plowed road.
<Paid City Tax $10.18>2
Finished the repairs on road up on to the bench and hauled a load of straw off bench & put on shed. Put a load on stack. &c. Wrote Lumber Co. Obtained School warrants on lumber account with which to pay taxes $57.95
Settled my taxes & with the boys’ help hauled four loads of straw from the bench.
With my team Prest. Gowans & I went to E. T. Ward & attended School & meeting and spoke in both. Took dinner with Bp Moss. Bro. C. L. Anderson came to meeting & spoke. We [p. 33] met Bp. Moss & Brigham Gillett after meeting & assisted in bringing them to a settlement of a personal trouble & difference. On my return home I by request got Matt. Speirs to accompany me & we administered to Margaret Bowen Hayne’s baby at Bro Craner’s house. While at E.T. we met with Bishop & counselors & catechised them on their mode of living & gave instructions.
Weather beautiful. Geo. & I hauled a load of straw from bench & put on sheds finishing same. I took young stock from north field to East lucern field. & Brought horses from field. Took box off wagon & with two four horse teams we went to depot & got two loads of lumber two cars having come in to-day. Folks well.
Continued lumber hauling. Attended Y.M.M. meeting in evening & answered prepared on all the Lessons.
Continued lumber hauling & sold about $20 worth. In evening I made up my accounts wrote to U.L.C. & enclosed ck. of $18.90 full for Relief Society materials. Weather fine. Folks well.
Finished lumber hauling, checked up the lum. Hauled load of straw from bench farm for bedding. Attended Water Co. Bd. meeting at 5:30 & Elder’s Quorum @t 7:30 P.M. Spoke a few minutes in Quorum meeting. Received letter from Bro. Fred. Posted letters to State Bank Lum. Co. Juvenile Editor.
Geo. & I went to cedars & got a load of wood. In evening I read the News & Transcrip and wrote letters to Mother & to Fred. Geo. Nerva, Mama & Estella went to dance.
Stormy. All well.
Repaired buggy, pig pen & trough. Fixed up straw stack &c. Prepared to go to Mercur. [p. 34]
Home Weather windy in forenoon and snowed in afternoon & night.
With my team & carriage went to Mercur taking Prest. Gowans, Estella & babies & Nerva with me. Left home about 7:45 A.M. & arrived at Mercur at 1:45 P.M. Put up team at Barry Bros & I staid at Hyrum Lee’s. Attended evening sacramental meeting & spoke to my satisfaction for about 35 min. Administered to Sister Swenson before meeting & Sister Curtis after meeting. Held counsel meeting with the brethren of Bprick after meeting.
Returned from Mercur at 1245 P.M. afternoon. Put Bottom in bedstead. Went with Alice to the dentists & in evening we attended theatre Ole Olson by the terrible Sweed.
<Attended class school 1st meeting @ 6 P.M.>3
Made pig pen, cleaned out pens &c <Attended mutual at evening.>
Wind blowing hard all day from South melting most of the Snow. Have all the animals up feeding. I put finishing touches on pen cleaned up about pens &c.
I visited Alma & A[l]bert Lindholm in relation to their duties in Elders Quorum & they promised more faithful attendance. Re[a]d lives of apostles M W Merril J. W. Tayler & Anton H. Lund. Wrote to Mother
Weather moderated, no wind, snow gone.
I sent animals to field, Black sow had 6 pigs & I put them [in] pen & cared for them, took rack off trucks & put on box, had Geo. Disk the garden over. I repaired gates, sold $32.65 worth of lumber &c.
By request of Prest. Gowans, I went up to Cemetery & dedicated grave & body of B. L. Morgans baby, Attended Elders meeting and spoke a short time. After meeting I accompanied Albert Lindholm down to his Mothers & administered to Charles Lindholm who is sick. Wrote in journal &c. [p. 35]
Weather windy & thawing.
Home Repaired harness, hauled manure on to lot &c. Read the papers &c.
With the help of Geo. & Legrand hauled 15 loads of manure on to lot. Read & Studied in evening.
Prest. Gowans & I with my team went to St. John where we attended School & Meeting & Spoke at each. Took dinner with Bp. Ahlstrom. Owen Barrus & Heber Robinson were present in the interest of the Y M. M. I. A. We arrived home about 7:15 P.M.
I went to Mill, called on Bro. Lyman, Saw Bro Craner & tried to lease his lucern grount [ground] for a term of years for pasture but failed. Wrote Utah Lum. Co. and after 3 P.M. George & I went down on prarie & got some rabbits for meat. Studied lecture for Mutual.
Worked pole tax for 1900. Hauled gravel. Prepared to go for wood. Attended Mutual & lectured on Object of temples &c.
George & I went for stumps (Cedar) to little Mountain & got a large load of good dry cedar Stumps.
I took the family out for a ride Had a good dinner at home. Did some writing & reading.
Geo. & I went to little mountain & got a large load of dry cedar stumps. Read the News in the evening.