130 years ago today - May 20, 1891

[Heber J. Grant]
[Organization of the Utah republican party] "This evening I attended the Republican meeting in the Theatre and I do not think I have ever been at an entertainment that was the equal of the meeting this evening. It was a first class entertainment. The yelling was something immense. Between the Liberals who wanted organization and those who did not we had a great entertainment. John Hy Smith spoke at the meeting last night. I felt that it was one of the mistakes of his life to speak at the meeting and I felt sure that the roughs present would cry him down and that he would be humiliated, but much to my satisfaction he was given better attention than any other speaker and he made a good talk. I prayed for him with all my heart while he was talking."

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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