Salt Lake Tribune Feb. 15, 1891 Rudyard Kipling

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Salt Lake Tribune Feb. 15, 1891 Rudyard Kipling
THE DAILY TBIBUSTE: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, STJJSDAY MORlSTlKGr, FEBRUABY 15, 1891. public itrcots may not bo Inconvenient a person on stilts or in a vehicle, but la tho case to pedestrians. Jlr. E. G. Woolley. Jr., tUo well-known popular young "prevaricator" of tho Stunilurd, is suJTerlnR from an extended attack o' Indisposition. Pattl Rosa, the comely llttlo oomcdleaoo, evening closed a very succf.-sslul two- nlpht«' engagement at the Grand. As "Imp." her sroftt winking uong, "Over tho KiKh Brick Wall." and her latest success, "The Funny Littlo Follow With tho High, Jlljrh Hat," were well received and elicited round* of. tipplausc. Kosa, in "Margery Daw," is fashioned more after nature, and IK unusually clever. Alice Irving filled her parts well, and Mervy Widen, in the play of "Imp." la deserving of especial mention. George O. Boniface. Jr., Harry W. Ricu and Edgar S. IJiilstoud ar<a wood. KIPLING ON MORMONISM. His Visit to This City in the Summer of 1889. PKOVO INDULGES IN, A GRAND TIME FIUDAY EYEMNG. Hundred Couplea Present at the Opera HoaH<!~-Big Vein Cut In B»ch- mHQ'rt Ground at Tintlc, and u Roportotl Strike on the North End. The Chamber of Commerce ball at the I'rovo Opera House Friday night was tbo Buccessful aud elcgantsoelety event of present soaaon, 100 couples being present in tho social whirl, IneludinR rflpre- seniatiyes from Salt Lako, American Fork Springvllle; and the financial result bo nearly §100 to ,t,he credit of tbo Chamber, Tho Opera House was most tasUifully decorated for tho occasion, tbo "Welcome" being displayed over the of tho proscenium, from which bung, in graceful folds, tbn Star Spangled bauuer. tbo rear of the stage was tbo banner, "1'rovo G.rutiLs Her Sister Cities," tho directly opposite Inscription being "Progress." Around on tbo linti of tbo balcony wore tbo mottoes: "Mining," "Agriculture" "Manufacturing," "Railroads," "Navigation," "Horticulture-," etc. The.- Hrst - klua was have a long streamer extending around balcony-with 1'rovo in tho centec and Uity and Tlntlo at either end, wltb of cars running from tbu mining camp ttio Garden (Jlty, but owing to a lack of in which to got up tho design tbo committee of arrangements were unable to put through. Tho. members of'the Chamber exceedingly gratltled at the groat success ot their ball, STRIKES AT TtySlQ, News from Tint ic reports thut in tbo Bachman ground near tho Mammoth, at a depth 150 feet below tho iiinuel, a vein or good lias boon struck, tbe sl/.o of which was known at. tbo Chad of writing. It is believed to bo something-..big, however, and doveloDtnpnta are awaited wltb much interest. On tbo north end It Is said Dick and his partners have cut Into ore on of the claims north of tbo J£oystono, but tbo Ktrlke Is, or whether It Is more t/ho bunches of oro heretofore struck that quarter In not, learned. From Indications, however, a big strike, may bo expected from that quarter at any day. A KOW UETWEISN SPOUTS. Tbo. cnso of .7. A. FlUgerald; charged with aftHUiilf. upon William .B.onnott, was llu- before Commissioner llllls this morn- The Commissioner thought thoro was sulllolont evidence to justify further Investigation, and bound Flu over to ,.tbo. grand Tbo trouble iiroso out of a horse race year between tho.parUo's, tho defendant claiming tbat. tbo complaining witness and bad "doped" bis horse and caused to lose a rauo on which bo had at stako hundred dollars. NOTES. • • Commissioner Morobous of Nophi is now at I'Msh Springs, In tbo Deep Crook country. Ho writes there are, oOme ol 1 the ledges thoro ho over saw in bis life, ho'has dono considerable mining in his ^Qvural uion have just:boo,n piU.«to work tho mines in Mount Nobo district, and it said shipments will soon bo mado. Tbe aro mined by'Alma ITEiyiio and others Nophi and Provo, and tho'ores are heavy In ad. rumor Is urue thoro will bo lively tlroos tbe next session of the Chamber of Commerce In more rospopts than one. Tho thaw has takoii most of tho «now in valley, and tho season of sleighing is at end. ' t Puovo, Feb. 14, 1801. KAILKOAD DEVELOPMENT, Bonert* om th« Torocn Which are Helpful. EDITOR TRIJIUNB:— Your work for tho advance of railroad and otherJUjtorosts of tbo has been an immense ono, and much boon alveadj.accomplished, as witness many enterprises which aro now under construction or soon will bo, all of which to tho building up of your beautiful Kailroad facilities are now necessary tbo development of tho I'esouroos of any and aro equally necessary for tbe up of cities. suppose, tbftt the present is a very unfavorable time to push forward any enterprise that, requires capital, but we can discuss necessities and advantages of some of present .and most promising enterprises. understand the Salt Lake & Deep Crook Is an assured success. Then let us have Utah & Idaho whloll Major Wilkes and U alloy, friends are endeavoring to push from spm,o point '^n.'thp Deep Creek up Grouse crook and down Goose Crook, across tho greatest agricultural valloy Idaho to tbo Wood River country- is uieloaa to attempt to present tho of »l*e country .tapped by this at its northern terminus,.but there is known of tbo vast mineral wealth of country through which it passes boforo Snake litver. Hero Is a mineral beginning near Albion und extending parallel to Snake Ivlver, that whon will astonish tho world (wo caii- in this article attempt to.describe tho prospects). Vfo have copper of vast I>roportions, und richness, galena and silver, gold ledges; stone, coal and Iron, lime tho fluost marble iu tho United States, then enter tho .garden spot of Idaho, lies thp largest body of • .agricultural in the inter-mouutaih country. Now, as wo huvo followed, thIs road through rich and unsu'pplied oonntry, lot us look another aud equally Important scheme— to Salt Lake is of more Importance, if a thins could be—the Salt Lake,-, Boise & Seattle road, upon-'-which Colonel T. W. Bates a'nd their "Boise Olty uro working to tho front as ona of absolutely necessary roads, and one will develop more -mineral, agricultural and timber resources'than any other road we know of, and far more of resources than any other railroad of length in this inter-mountain country. Salt Lako, BoUo City & Seattle road prooably outer the Snake liiver valiey the eastern end of that mineral belt south of and parallel to Snake river following close to the base of the.moun- furni&h an outlet for tbo mines and ou one side, >yhile on the other side the fine agricultural country,'and final- crossing the great valley towards Boise auu enters the timber and mineral towards the north, 'thus opening up and developing-the finest and richest country in route when it enters the valley of Snake runs parallel with the Oregon Line, distant from it about, fifty miles, about 150 miles. But while the Oregon Line is running through the middle of lava beds without water for 100 raite»ou side, the Salt Lake & Boise City is in the center of the finest mineral, iirioultural mid timber country on the gouirS/ crossing at »hprt intervals tine of witer^ ^ ^ ^ r ^ 9 an foe induced to :4n ..pu.blng every that points to "your^oity,,for,vrbUe ""» * helD tO'dcvel6p,th«re- . Td>bo. Fell, 8, |801. . -. . | every piece. bridge, torongbt' mo to tbc city en a Sathr- day by way of that valley which the Mormons, over their efforts, bad caused to blossom like the rose. Twelve hours previously I bad entered into a new world where. In conversation, every one was either a Mormon or a Gentile. Ic is not seeaily for a free aud independent citizen to club himself a Gentile, but tho Mayor of Ogdea—which is the Gentile city of the-valley—told mo j that there must be some distinction between tbo two flocks. Lonjz» before tbo fruit orchards of Logan or tbo sbinin;; levels of The Mormon Bible begins at the days of Zedeklah, King ol Judab, and cuds in a wild and weltering-..quagmire of tribal tights, fibs of revelation and wholesale thefts from tbe Bible, Very sincerely did I sympathize with tbe inspired brothers a? I waded through their joint production. As a humble fellow worker hi tho field of fiction I knew what it wits to get good names for one's chanicujrs. But Joseph uad Hiram were harder bestead tban ever I have b-vn, and bolder men to boot. They creniod Toancum and Coriautuir.Ir, Pahoran, Kish- RACY WORDS ON THE SAINTS' SYSTEM, Of the American Army and the City of tho Saints—Tho Temple, the Book of Mormon and the Girl From Dorset—An Oriental Consideration of Polygamy. quotb be, "hills round and about hero .stuffed full of silver and gold and lead, and all bell atop of the Mormon Church can't kt>op the Geutilo from flocking m when that's the case. At Ogden, thirty miles from Salt Lake, this year the Gentile vote swamped the Mormon at the municipal elections, and 7iext year wo trust that we shall bo able to repeat the success in Salt Lake itself. In that city the Gentiles are A fool also is full ot words; a man cannot tell only one-third of tho total population, but what snail be; and what shall be after him who the mass of > em , lre VTQVlt . meil< cap abla of the Salt Lake hud been reached that Mayor j kurnoti and Gadluatur wed other priceless —himself a Gentile, and ouo renowned for i names which the memory does not hold; but bis dealings with the Mormons—told me i of geography they wisely steered clear and that the great question of the existence of were, astutely vague as to tho loctilitios of the power within the power was places, because you see they were by no being gradually solved by the bal- means certain what lay in th«i next county lot and by education. "We have," !• to their own. ' They marched and countermarched bloodLhirstv armies :ic^o^s their A Perfect Success. Tho Kev. A. Antoinc of Rcfuf io, As fjir as I am abi'oto judse, 1 think niff's Nerve Tonic is a perfect, success, vrbo suffered iron: a ciost laiaful 1 did. I fed now ilto myself again can tell. It has just occurred to me with jtrea force that delightful as these letters ma be to myself—on the same principle tha made tho commercial traveler frolic lonely among his samples—their length and breadth and depth may be just the least little bit In the world wearisome to you over there. '. will compress myself rigorously, .though I should very much like to deliver a^dissertation on the American army-and the possibilities of its extension. You see it is such a beautiful liulo array and the dear people don't quite understand what to do .with it The theory is that ic is au instructional nucleus round which the militia .of the country will rally and from which they wil got a sLlffeutuK In time of dangtir. Yel other people consider that tho army should be built like a pair of lazy tongs—on tho principle of elasticity and extension—so that In tirno of ncod it may fill up its skeleton battalions aud empty saddle troops. This is roal wisdom because the Amorica.o arriy as at present constituted Is made up of :— Twenty-flve regiments Infantry, 10 companies each. Ton regiments cavalry, 12 companies oauh. Five regiments artillery, 12 companies cucb. Now there is a notion in the air to recog- nixo tho service on those lines:— Eighteen regiments Infantry at4 battalions, 4 companies euch; third battalion, skeleton; fourth on paper. Eight regiments cavalry at 4 battalions, 4 troops ctich; third buttaliou, skeleton; fourth on paper. Five regiments artillery at 4 battalions, 4 companies ouch; third battalion, skeleton; fourth on paper. Observe tlio beauty of this business. The third battalion will havo Its officers but no tho fourth will probably huvo .a ron- dozvous and some equipment. It is not contemplated to «lvo it anything more definite 1 at present. Assuming tho regiments to bo imido- up to full complement, wo get nn army of 50,000 ineu, which after the need passes away .must bo cut clown fifty per conb, to tho hugo delight of tho offlcors. And tho mllitury needs of tho States be three:—(a) Frontier warfare, an employment Avell within tho grip of tho present army of 25,000 and in tho nature of things growing loss arduous year by year; (b) internal riots and ooismoblons which rise ;ip -,liko a duab devil, whirl furiously' und die out long before tho authorities at Washington could bo- giu to fill up even the third skylotqa battul-. ions, much leas hunt about for material for tho fourth; (c) civil war in w.aiph, as the case in tho affair of tho North and South, tho regular army would bo swamped in , the mass of militia and armed volunteers «t)wt would turn tho lund Into a hell. Yob tho authorities persist-in regarding an external war as n thing to bo seriously considered; and tlio Power that would disembark troops on American soil would bo capable of heaving a shovelful of mud into tho Atlantic Jn tho hope of filling it up. .Consequently the authorities arc fascinated with the idsiv of the sliding soulo or cornoorbintv army. T.hls is au hereditary Instinct, .for you know that when wo English have got • together,'two companies, one machine gun, a sick bullock, forty generals and a mass of w. o, forms we say wo possess "an army corps capable of Indefinite extension." Tho American army la a beautiful little army.' Some day, when-all the Indians are happily dead or drunk, it ought to'.make .the finest scientific and survey corps that the world has over seen; it does excellent work now, but there is this defoefc In itsnttture:— [b is officered, us you know, from West ['oint, but tho mischief of it is that Wosb Point seoms to bo created for the purpose of spreading a general knowledge or military mutters among tho peoplb. A boy goes up to that institution, gobs bis pass and returns to civil life, so thoy toll me, with a dangerous knowlodeo that he is a suokiiiR Von Moltko and may apply his learning when occasion offers. Given trouble,'that man will be a nuisance, because he is a hideously vorputllo A.mori6au to begin wlbh, us cock uro of himself as a man can be and with all tho racial disregard for human life to back him through any demi-serni-professionul gonomlship. In a country whore, us the records of tho dally papers show, -men'en- gugocl in u conflict with police or jails are all too ready to adopt a military formation and got heavily shot- in a sort of cheap,! half instructed warfare instead of being'decently soared by tho appearance of the military, this sort of tirrangoment does notseoiu wise. The bond between tho States is of an amazing tenuity. So long as they do not absolutely march into tho District of Columbia, sit-.on the Washington statues and invent a flag of their own, thoy can legislate, lynch, hunt nojrroos through swamps, divorce, railroad and rampage as much as over they choose. They do not need -knowledge of their own military strength to back their genial law--- lossncfts. That regular army, which 1s a dear llttlo army, should be kept to itself, blooded on detachment duty, turned into the paths of science and now and again; assembled at foasts of Free Masons aud'so'' forth. It's too tiny a political power. Tins immortal wreck of tho Grand Army of: the Republic is a political power at the: largest aud most unblushing description. It ought not to help to lay the foundations of an amateur military power that is blind and irresponsible. •> • . ' Da thankful that tho balance of th« lecture is suppressed and with it the account of a"shlvoroo" which I attended in Livingston City. Tho story of the editor and^be sub-editor (and the latter was a pet cougar or mountain lion), who used.'they.sald, sk.ll- fally to sub-edit disputants in tho office : of the'Livingston daily paper. Omitting a thousand niatters of first im- portanoo lot me pick uu tho thread of .things in a narrow gauge liue that took me down toSalbLake, TUo run between Delhi and Abniedabad on ; ~. May day^vould have been bliss compared to this torture. There was nothing but glare and desert aad,,alkali'., dust. There was no smoking accommoda- ' tioc. I sat in the lavatory with the conductor and a gold prospector who told stories about Indian atrocities in tho voice of a dreamius child; oath following oath as smoothly as clotted cream laps.the mouth of the jug. I..don'tthink he was saying anything sulphurous, but nine or tea ,of those paths were new to we, and one even wade the conductor raise his eyebrows. "And when a man's alone mostly, leadln' his horse across the bills, he gets to talk aloud to himself as It was," said the, weather-worn retailer of tortures. A vision' rose before rue of this man trampiug the Bannock City trail under the stars, swearing and always swearing. • , -,v> ' <, Bundles ot,rags that were pointed out as red Indians, boarded the train from tirne,to time. Their race privileges allow them free transit on the platforms of the oars. They mustn't conie inside, of course,, and equally, of course, the train never thinks of pulling up for them. I saw a sq'aaw ; .tako--i us.llying and leaving us in the same manner when we were spinning around a curve. Like the Punjabi, the red Indian: gets, out by preference on tho trackless.- plain and stolidly to the horizon. He Der«r where h« li going. ., , ; " ' SJtfJf LAKECITT. . - -", ^' ,'•• I am seriously concerned for the uke of Mr. Phil Robinson's soul. You will remember thftt he wrote a book called "Saints and 'Sinners' 1 ' In which ho proved very prettily that the Mormon was alniosi altogether fin estimable person. Ever since my arriral *t SaltLftke I have been wondering what iu«de hiai write tbat book. On ns»tur« refleotion,v and -after » long walk round the olty, 1 »m iuolined io think it w^a the »uu^ which very powerful hiereaDpuu. By great good luck the i voting, whereas the Mormons are cluttered up with, children. 1 guess as soon as we have purely Gentilo officers in tho township and tho control of the policy of tho city tho Mormons •will have to back down considerably.' They're bound to go before long. My owu notion is that it's the older men who keop alive the feeling of opposition to the Gentile aud all his works. The younger ones, spite of all the elders tell 'em, will mix with tbo Gentiles and read tho Gentile- books, and you bet your sweet life there's a holy influence working toward conversion iu tbo kiss of an average Gentile, specially when tho girl knows that he won't think it necessary fur her salv;itiou to load tho house up wltb other wotuon folk. I guess tho younger generation are giving sore trouble to. the elders. What's that you say about polygamy? It's a pcual offense now uudor a bill passed not lou£ ago. The Mormon has to elect one wife and keep to her. If he's caught visiting any of tho others—waal, do you see that cool and restful brown stone building way ovor there against, the hillside? That's tho Penitentiary. He is sent thoro to consider his sins and ho'pays a fine, too. But cost of tho polioo In Salt, Lake are Mormons, and I don't suppose .tlioy aro too hard on. their friends. I presume there's a good deal of polygamy practised on tho sly. But tbo chief trouble is to get iho Mormon to soc that the Gentile isn'b bbo-doubly damned boast that tho elders represent. Only get tho Gentiles well into tho State and tho whole concern Is bound to go to pieces in a very little time." Aud the wish being father to the thought. "Why, certainly," said I, and began to take in tho Valley of Dosqrot, tho homo of the Latter-Day Saints, and the abodo, perhaps, of as much misery us has ever been compressed into forty years. Tho pood folk at homo cannot undorsband, but you will, what follows. You know how In Bengal to this day the child-wife is taught to cu.rso her possible oo-wlfo oro yet she has gono to her. husband's house. And the Bengali woman has besn accustomed to polygamy for a few buudrorA years. Yet sho has a thoroughly feminine hatred of hor rival. You know, too, tho awful jealousy between mother-wife and barren behind the purdah —tho jealousy that culminates sometimes in tho poisoning of the woll beloved sou. Now and again an English woman enjoys a high oasto Mussnn'iuni dual, and in tho offices of that hire, women aro apt to forget tho differences of col'pr and to speak unreservedly as twin daughters mutually under Evil's curse. • The dlidi tells very strange and awful things. She has, and this tho Mormons count a privilege, been born into polygamy, but sho loathes and detests it from tho bottom of her jealous soul. And to tho lot of tho Bengali co-wife—"tho cursed of tho cursed—the daughter of the dunghill—tho scald-head and -the barren muto" (you know tho rest of that, sweet commlnation service)—ono creed, of all tho whito creeds to-day, deliberately iutro- ducos'the whito woman taken from centuries of training, which have, taught her that Ib Is right to control the undivided heart of one niuh,. To qstench her. most natural rebellion "that amazing creed and fantastic jumble of, Mohammedanism, tho Mosaic law and imperfectly comprehended fragments of Free Masonry calls to its aid all the powers of a hell conceived and elaborated by coarse minded hodcers and ditchers. It is a sweet view, isn't it? All the boauty of tho valley could not make me forget it,' Aud tho valloy is very fu|r"> Bench after bench of land, flat as a table against tbo flanks of,the ringing hills, marks where the Salt Lake jtested for a while in its collapse from an inland sea to a lake long and thirty broad. Bo- fore long these benches will be covered wltb tiousos. At. present these aro hidden among the-groen trees on the dead flat of tho val- ,ey. You have read a hundred, times how the streets of Si*to Lake City are very broad and furnished "with rows of shade trees, and gutters of fresh water. This ia true, Dut I'StrucU the town In a season of great drought—that same dought which is playing havoo with the herds of Montana. The trees were limp and the rills of sparkling water that one reads about were represented by dusty paved courses. Main street appears ;o be inhabited by tho commercial Gentiio, who has made of it a busy, bustling thorugbfare, and in the eye of tho sun swigs ihe ungodly lager ,and smokes the improper cigar all day long. For which I like him. A'u the head of Main street stand the lions of the place, videlicet, the Temple and the Tabernacle,, tho tithing .house, and the louses of Brigham Young, whose portrait is on sale in most of the booksellers' shops, "ncideutally it may be mentioned that the ate Ameer of Utah does not unremotely resemble His Highness the Ameer of Afghanistan, whom these fortunate eyes iavo soon. And I have no desire to fall nto the hands of the Ameer. The first .hing to be seen was, pf,course/the Temple. ihe outward exponent of a creed. Armed with: a copy ,of the Book of Mormon, fon )etter comprehension, I went to form rash opinions. Some day the Temple will *be finished. It was only-begun thirty years agoj and up to dato rather more than 13,500,000 have been expended in its granite, bulk. The walls are ten feet thick; the difloe Itself is about a hundred feet hich, ind its "towers will be nearly two hundred. \nd that is all there Is of it »«-, ess you encode to inspect more closely, always reading the' 1 -Book- ai? Mormon Is you walk. Then the wondrous puerility if what I suppose we mu»jf call the design jocomes appar'snt. I am wrong; there is no [estgn. These men, directly, inspired from on high, headed stoue on stone arid pillar on pillar without achieving either dignity, re- ief or interest. There is over the main door some pitiful scratching In stone repre- onting the All Seeing Eye,; the Masonic rip, the sun, moon and stars and, perhaps, ther skittles. The flatness and meanness )t the thing almost make y6u weep wh^n ou 'look at the magnificent cranite in blocks strewn abroad and the skill that S3,000;000 could have called into^ the aid of, the Church. It is as though a, child had said, "Let us draw & great big fine house — finer than any bouse that ever was." and in that desire bad laboriously sludged along with a ruler.and pencil, piling meaningless straight-lines- on compass drawn curvesL with his tongue followinff:every nioyemeht of the;inapt-hand. Then sat I down on a wheelbarrow and read tbe. Book of Mormon, and behold the spirit of the book was the spirit of the stone before me. The simple' Joseph and Hiram Smith struggling to create a new Bible when they new nothing of the comparative history of tho Old and Xew Testament, and the inspired architect muddling with bis bricks—ihcy were brothera., But the book was ruoro interest- ung than the .building. It is written, and all the world has read that to Joseph Smith an angel canie do^a from heaven with a •pair of celestial giglamps, whereby he" was m»rvelou»ly enabled to interpret certain plates of gold scribbled over with dob and scratchea, and disoovered, by him in tho ground, which , plates Joseph , Smith did translate—only^ he upclled the mysterious; ohiiractOTt "carHCtors"—and ont of the dots and - spriuVBhes jproduoed * Volluine of > six hundred closely prmttd pages oontsiDinv th«:Bodki of Nophi, first and sooood; Jacob, inos,! Jarbm, Omni, Mormon, ftlo«i»h, th* record of Zeulff, the Book of Alm» HoUman. the third of Nephi. the fourth another Book of Mormon, 'the Book - of |Etlter (tbe whole thjnri»apowerfulanfc*sth*vlc. by theway) w»d a final Book of Morocl. Three men. of uulv«rwl katiii'iio- to gMr»nl«e ihttitt to refund the t,ur- nuulu do not foliow htt*« wou Uturi ' A.C.1 armies :ic^o^s pages, and added new uud amazing chapters to f:he records of the New Testament aiu: reorganized tbe earth as ic is always lawful to do in print. Bui; they oould not achieve- styla, aud it \~as foolish uf tbem to lev iw.o their weird IHosaic pieces o* ibe gcuuiut: Bible whenever .thtx laboring pen droppcv: from its tollsonie parody to a scMtonoe. t-: vile, bad English or do\s-t:riglit, "penny dreadfuiisuj." And Mo>es said tiuto ibe people of "Israel. 'Uieat Scott, what air you doing?' " There is no sentence in the Book o' ilonnou word for word like iho for«?£oin:r, but tbe generai tjne is not widely liift'orcr.t. There are tbo makings of a very iiuooroed about Mormonism. To be^iii with, the Church is rather more absolute than that of Rome. Drop tbc polysramy plank in ibo platform, but . ou- tbe other haud deal liyhtly with certain forms of e.\ce&o. Keop the quality of the rc-cruit down to tbo low mental level and see t-hat the best of all tbu agricultural science available is in tbe bunds of the Elders'and there you huvo a iirst-class engine for pioneer work. The tawdry mysticism and tbo borrowing from Free Masonry servo thelow-c;isvc S\vedo und Dane, the Welstim'an'and the Cornish, cottar just as ivoll us a highly organized bouven. Then I went about tho streets and pvcpod into people's front windows, und tbo decorations upon tbo tables were after tbo manner ol' the-ye'nr 1S50, Main street, was lull of country folk from' tbo desert come in to trade with the Zion Mercantile Co-operativo Institute'. Tbc Chureh, I fancy, look's after tbe finances of this tiling audit consciiuoatly pays good dividends. Tbo faces of tbe woinou were not loveb'. Indeed, but t'or tbo certainty that, ugly persons aro jus5 as irrational in the matter of undivided love us the beautiful, it seems that polygamy was a blessed institution for tbe women, and t'uat only tbe dread threats of. tho spiritual power could drive the hulking board-faeed men into it. The' wo'racri .wore hideous garments and ibe men appeared to be tieu up siring. Thoy would market ail that ui'tei'- noon and ou Sunday go to the praying place. I tried to talk to a £e\v of them, but they spoke scranjjo to'agucs and stared and behaved like cows. Yet one woman, aad not an altogether ugly one, confided to mo thut sho hated cbo idea of Salt Lake City being turned into'a show place for tbo amusement of the Gentiles. "If wo 'avo our own institutions tbat ain't no reason why people should comb 'ere aud stare'at us, bis it?" The dropped "h" betrayed her. "And when did you leave England?" I said. "Summer of '84. I am Dorset," she said. "Tbe Mormon agents was very good to us and wo was very poor. Now we're better off —my father uif mother an' me." "Then you-like tbo State?" She misunderstood at lirst. "Oh, I uin't liviu' iu the state of polygamy. Nor. 'me, yet, I ain't, married. I like where lam. I've got things o' riiyown—and some land." .'t'But I'suppose you will " "Not me. I aiu'.t MkO them Swedes an' Danes, I ain't got nothin' to say for or a^iuaat polygamy.- It'3 the Elders' business, an' between you an' mo I don't think its going on much-longer. 'You'll ear thorn in tho 'ouse 1,o-niorror talkia' as if it was spreadln' all over America. The Swedes they tblnk it his.: .1 know It hisn't." ^'But you've got your laud all right." "Oh, yes : we've, got our laud an* "ree never say aught against polygamy b' course —father an' mother an' me." . It strikes me that there is a fraud somewhere. You* vp-'never ' hoard • of tho roti- khiinaklwasti Christian, have you?, ' I should have liked to have spoken to the nialden' at length; but she dived into the Zlor. Co-op, aud a man captured me saying that it was my bounden duty. ,to see the sights of, Sale Lake. These comprised the egg-shaj>ed Tabernacle, tho Beehive and town bouses of Brigham :Younjr, the same great ruffian's touib with, assorted samples of his wives sleeping round "him (just as the eleven faithful ones sleep round the ashes of Kunjit Singh outside Fort Lahore) and one or two other curiosities.' But all these things have been described by abler pens than mine. The houses where Brigham used to puck his wives aro grubby villas;, the Tabernacle is a shingled fraud, and tbo tithing house where all the revenue returns seem to be made much; resembles a stable. The Mormons have a paptr currency of their own— ecclesiastical banknotes which are exchanged for local produce. But the little boys of the place have great weakness for the bullion .of the Gentiles. It is uot pleasant to be taken 1 round a township with your guide stopping.' before every third bouse to say:—"That's where Elder so and so kept Amelia Bathershins. his Hfth—no. his third. Amelia she. took on after Keziah, hut Iveziah was the Elder's pet an' he didn't dare to let Amelia come acrost, Keziah for fear of her spiliu' Keziah-s beautyV" The Mussulmans are quite right. The minute tbat all the domestic details of polygamy are discussed in the mouths of the people the institution is ready to fall. I shook olf my guide when he had told rue his very last doubtful tale and went on. alone. An ordered peace and a perfection of:quiet luxury is the note of tbe city of-Salt Lake- The houses stand in generous and well groomed, grass plots,, none very'iiiuph \ worse or better than thei* neighbors.-'Creepers grow over the house fronts; aad there is a very pleasant music of wind among the trees in the vast empty, streets, with smell of hay aad the flowers of summer. ,. . - ... . On a tableland overlooking all the city stands the United States garrison of infantry and artillery^" The State of Utah can do nearly anything tt pleases until that much-to-be desired .hour when the Gentile vote shall quietly s'wamp out Mormonism, but the garrison^ are*'kept there in case of accidents: ,Th'e -pig,-shark-mouthed, pig-:, eared,. heaVy-boned farmers sometimes take to theic creed, with wildest fanaticism, and in past years'have made life excessively .un-. pleasant for the Gentile when he was-few in the land. B»Kto-d.ay\ so far from killing openly or secretly'or'burning Gentile farms, it is'all the Mormon dare do to feebly try to boycott the inlerloper. His journals preach defiance to the United States Government, and in the Tabernacle on ,a Sunday the preachers follow suit. When I went there the place was full of people who would have ______ _ A Strong Proof. Oj:n-i.:A, O.VT., ONADA, I -was firct attackcvT by ojiilapsy in 197S ; residius ia Kcvr Tork I cousuSted been much better for a washing. A rose up aad told them .->. thut they were the chosen of God r the elect of Israel; that they were to obey their priests, and that there was a zqOd time coming. 'I.fancy- that they had heard,all "this before so uiany times it produced'no.iTOpression whatever? even as, the subiim^st ^mysteries of • another fnitb, lose • sal ttnlfoujrhr coos taut -iteration. They, breathed heavily through their noses aud stared straight in front of them—impsisive as Hat fish. / '-•• ' ' ,' ' ••'.'••' And-that evening I went up to tho garrison ppst-^-one of : the most coveted of ali the army commands—apd overlooked the city nf the saints as it lay m the circle of its for- bid^lmg hills. 'You can speculate' a. gobd dear about the mass of human misery, tbc love ^I'ustrited, the gentle hearts broken and tUe strong sou 1* twi*ted from .the law of life to a fiercer foH,o.w]»g of the law of death, that the hill&vjaavo seen. How .roust it. have• been in tbfe oW; days wheii tbe loot sore emigrants broke through. Itilo the circle and *" - •••-"' ----- f rorn bopQof bunded over knew that they w^ro return or s * called tbctu- thegraeeofG^d tb««« ai ;da It order mo to bitter KAlt Mid to . . ssvy *» o«r eltlx*ns 'that fut (pl»ag IV. Klug's New Di*. stints N.w tif. and t>cino hit- . tioa by tho i KOEKiO MESSCfKE CO., ! 50 Wtst liiiins, Mr- Ciiitjn SL, C&U'AGOi i SOLO BY DRUGGISTS. ] Price §1 »>cr Kocilc. »> J3o«lce ! For «Uo by A. C. SMITH £ ; gists, Siilt IVHko City, ftah. A. HIGH GKAPE SCHOOL, boys for College, Scientific **» Business. First-class thorough coura« of st-udy. Secretary, Oauax CITY. UTAE. S PECIAL STOCKHOLDERS' ._ Pursuant to law ivm.1 a rciolnil.On of of Directors, passed January 30, 131M, given that a special infecting of the of the Western Cemont Company, a of Utah, will bo hold jit. Ihc company's room 13, upstairs, Dcserct > Y utioiml Hank ins, Suit Lake City, ou Uio 28th day dt 1691, ut. 11 o'clock a. in. of.thut day. for purpose of adopting a proposed ara^iulnient amending the. articles of iucorporB.tio« company by changlm; Articlo V. thereof read as follows, to-wit: "Article V.-^-Th« of the capital stock of the corporation oue hundred thousand dollar!!, divided thousand shares of the deuomJuation hundred dollars cuch. and certificates shall be issued to.each stock tioldur in to his or her interest i» tho corporation to make the capital stock of tbo corporation hundred thousand dollars instead of dollars, as now provided by said Ariicle W. P. president of tho Company and : C/W. Secretary of tho.Company tiud OTOCKUOLDKRS' MKETJXG.—THE J5 nual meeting: of the stockholders Rockv Mountain itell TMaplione Company be he)d at the ofllce of the company in Lawrence BiiiJdiiiij. (upstairs) on ruary'23rd, 1S91, at 10 o'clock a. m. for election of aboard of directors'and for. ;tfco. transaction of such other business us ir.ay be H. C. HULL, SALT LAKE CITT, Utah, Feu. V181U. MINING NOTICES. •s» 1 '^«^v^-s-^N - * rt *M^s i xv w rvx > fc-^fc*'^^N-' > >-^^-*^«' N OTICE OF' 'SALE.—GQD1.VA ' Company; principal place of Salt Lake GHy. Utah Territory; works company near Eur«ka m Juab county, Territory.—Notice!, There is del{n^>ittnt the following described stock pi said corporation, on account of an assessment levied 3rd day of .Taiiusry, 1891. the amount opposite the name of tho shareholder follows: • • „ Xo. Xo. CWij(' jxame. Shares. cate. Chas. C. Goodwin... SS4 fi GCOTKC W. Carter claim* sorao interest lieu upon this stock. And in accordance, wiib law «nd the the Board o! Directors miido ou the January, 1891, so many shares of such may be necessarv will be sold on the 4th March, 1891. at 12 o'clock noon-of--such pay the delinquent assessment thereon, with the cost of advertising and expenses Tho sale w>ll be inside ni tbo oflloc of Company (which is also tbe oflice of tho Mining Company) in Room Ho. 1, 70 West Second South street, in Salt Utah. UOUERT.HARKNESS. A PPLICATION FOR PATENT. — J\ No. 1939. —United States Land Lake City, Utah. Dec. 20, 18&0.— Notice civen tb'iit Andrew Gebhardt and Davis, whose postoulce afldrcs$ t Lak« City,. Salt- Lake county. Territory, have made application for a States patent for the Summit' . Lode ine claim, situate in West Mountain .District, Salt take county, Utah Territory, sislinp of 3SCO linear feet of the lode, and ground 200 feet wide, being Lot No. 401 described in the field notes and plat of the fcurvey on file in this olfice, with magnetic variation. at 17 .degrees CO minutes east, as Commencing at pest No. 1. a corner of and running thence' X. 88 de£. * win, E. to p6sr, No. B:- thence N. I deg". 50 mln..\V. feet to post Na. 3; thence N. 58 deg. 19SJ 9-10 leot to post No. 4: -thence -N.- 25 min.W. 68 3-10 feet to post No. 5; thence * min.- W. ia8 Jeetto post No. 0; thence S. bin. E. 1588-10, feet to -post li'o,/ 7; dec. 40 mln. fi. 139 WO feet to post iS'o. 8; 1 deg. SO min. E. liflti 4-10 feet to said 1, the place of beginning of surface containing 6 06-100 acre«. Excluding, however, this description tha areas in conflict Sacred and 'Littlo. Treasure .lodeciuims, 91 and 183, respective^',, containing in gate 08S5-3000 of an »cre. area •ft 775- 1000 acres'. From post No. .3 the Stales Mineral Monument No. 5 hears N. 'M mio. fc. .1061 8-10 feet clistxut. Tbe said claim beinp of record in. thooflioe of th«. of said mining district at liiagham City,- Lakccpantv/Utal).' Tho 'ncareiit iio»«b6i;:g the Sacred, L:tt!e Treasure, and Jumbo. " • I direct that this published Sail Lft!ke Datlv Tribujje. the nev/spaper lished nearest the said niining cliira. Jos. GGBLINSKI, Attora'sy *<* Applicants. • 4 PPLICATION POP. J\. No; 1M3.—United States Land .Lake City;-Utah,• .December 23, hereby giveu that Andrew GcV-h.-irdt, and W. Diivisi, wlipse.jjostoiScc Hafl;e^» i» City, Salt Lake County, ;Utiih Territory, made ap3>l!catic-n for a U'iiitttd "St^.5.i?g ,tho "itlimcbe I)"- Lode Giiiilng' claim, West. Sloantaiii Mining district, 'Salt ComtU', Utah. Territory, consisting of linear feet of the lode, »nd suriac* avi-ragc lOiSS-lOOlect wide,'being Lot a»d d?t;cribed in the fic-Jd notes and olnciul survey on Cio in tide office, magnetic variation at 1 17 deg., 00 ral». eaist, a? Coraimeucing at Post No. 1, » corner claim, and running tlaeiioc & f.» d«^r. Srt-ilYl fwt t*» Ttnust. Xrs Q« •«! • " •" s, but they eoi:lii only arreac ?eoso, the iionest ones t-oU mo ta«n curs for it— I was co:«vcHcd to ^ivo up occupation and rctuin to Cuniulc. iaI57S; I tried i=nnmerr,bl-j r<.-_c:eaio3 asd BOrae of the lx»st physiciuns, but fited me untfl I i)«>£an to use Pastor Nerve Tonic ia September '&$, sn:ca not a s-ir.'cie ottacA;.- H7 M. J. uur J'jsui^Mot for sar*. .. SOiiaoB Will l.-.< !»cr.t. ft"l*O tC : r.V n^,u poor pat:f?nts c«u! also cbitd:\ tLis ot charge from 56-100 feet to post > T o. 2; —, v ^..,..,, jtiin. K. iiOO 7-10 feet to post vNo. 3; thence r ______ 47 drfjj. 38 miu,. W : m 3-10 leot "to" ««id 1, tho place of beginning of surf «KX> containing^ 91-100 acws, excluding, from thw descri^tiGn and application In coBfliot wiih the Nick <t? the DoraU lodes, !oU ,.kos. loJ a>\4 170 .eouuinluir;4«K.iCfOO.:«f an wrt, aw and applied for 51JsW-10;(WO acrea. ' From post No. 3. t B .*-Uni»a4. Statea MoauiiMut >o. K Itears 5. 5S d««. U «03 4-10 feel dUuat. Tb.. aiid iui»iM ' « said mittinc «il*lrk-« »t LakeCounjr, Uuh.

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  2. 15 Feb 1891, Sun,
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