Southern Utonian and Beaver City Press


The Beaver Utonian published from January 6 to July 21, 1891. This was succeeded by The Utonian, which continued until 1896. The Salt Lake Evening Democrat reported on March 13, 1886, that, "Messrs. R. Maeser and George Hales, proprietors of the Utonian, were arrested and placed under $1500 bonds on the charge of libel, it having accused deputies of stealing or attempting to steal valuables from some of the homes visited" (during an anti-polygamy crusade). The Manti Home Sentinel then reported the verdict on May 25th: "Packed jury business done effectual work in the Beaver Utonian libel case on Tuesday last, when they convicted manager Hales just after the editor, Maeser, had been acquitted by a different jury."

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