145 years ago today - Jan 30, 1878

Deseret News advertises "WAGNER'S BEER ON DRAUGHT AT 5 CENTS A GLASS" on the same page as its directory of "NAMES OF PRESIDENTS AND BISHOPS OF THE ORGANIZED STAKES OF ZION." The "CITY LIQUOR STORE" ad is also immediately about "GENEALOGICAL" ad directed to Latter-day Saints. Deseret News previously ran several alcohol ads in each issues for years, but alcohol ads now appear next to the directory of church officers from its first publication on 9 Jan. 1878 until 1 Apr. 1878. On 2 Jan. 1879 a chewing tobacco ad appears next to an ad for "BETTER AND PURER LIQUORS, WINES AND CIGARS Than can be found at any other House in Utah."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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