The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, July 20, 1888 Page: 2 of 9
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"30XE& &. LOWEY.PBilUks-iaa Proprietor.
ABILENE. - ' - - TEXAS.
THE MORMON'S DAUGHTER.
By ALVA BTrLTON" KEKB.
rittcn While Living in Utah.
Copyttgkted JSS7 by the A. N. KUogg Xewt-
jxtper Ce. AU ISgkti SatrvfuU .
CHAPTER XI. CONTINUED
'fl remember though I was half dazed
with anguish that in the room there was a
tabid bj which a man -was seated. Be-
fore him was a large book in which
ha entered our names and ages and
the names and ages of our parents;
then wc were supposed to be prepared for
the cercmonk-. First wc were directed to
remove' our shoes and leave thcra.in the
ante-room utd then wo were led Into a
room bcyoni . This was a long bath-room
divided down the middle by a heavy curtain.
Upon one sk e were bath-tubs for women
on the other the same for gentlemen. Ed-
gar was com iucted to the men's side of the
curtain ant his betrothed and I to tho
other. Several other irsons were wait-
ing but pr isently we were all bathed by
attendants" each portion of the body being
washed separately from tho crown of the
bead tj the soles of the fest and a formula
repealed for -ch part. This consisted in a
kind of blessing such for instance as that
the eyes inigat be quick to see the path of
righteousness that the cars might be apt
at bearing the truth that the mouth might
with wisdom sieak the words of eternal
life and tho feet be swift to run in the ways
of tho jLord. We were also told that by
this wd were cleansed f sin and that our
blood henceforth should not be as the filthy
btoOd if the world ami that Ave never
should be partakers of the plagues and
miseries which are to come upon the earth
it the last days.
"Then we were wiped dry and anointed
with olive oil the oil being joured from a
lareocpw's horn into the hands of the
piriest Or priestess and applied to all parts
of the txidy accompanied with blessings
and predictions as before. TVe were then
given a peculiar garment to put on; one dis-
tinctly Mormon and worn only bv those
viho ha 'e passed through the Endowment
House. It is simply a complete suit of
underclothes made in a single garment in-
stead of two as is usual. This we were in-
structed to wear nurht and day. and in
changing it never to wholly expose the per-
son but to change one half at a time aud
taatifwcdkl so we would be protected
from disease and even d-ath itself; that the
bullet of an enemy would not penetrate the
garment and that from it even the dag-
ger's i"iut would be turned asile.
'Vheu we were thus jrrrayed they put
upon us a White night-dr.-ss white stock-
ings and white linen shuen aud a new
name was whispered in our ears. This
name we were told never to divulge to any
ooe sftve our husbands in th-' Endowment
House. By this name which we were told
would be our name in Heuvi-u.our husbands
are to call us up in the resurrection. If we
have been unfaithful or diMtwdieiithe need
not call us if he does not choose but can let
us sleep on until the second resurreoUun a
X MAKKIAOE TS TttE EOOWMEXT BOrPE.
thousand years after the first awakemnsr.
wlien the wicked are to be raised from the
dead and brought to judgment. So. dear
our salvation depend upon disgrace here
and the good or bad hunor of our husbands
on the morning of the iir.t resurrection ! If
be-no longer cares for us he desn't need
trget a divorce lie can simply let us sleep
on and m get rid of us ! Isn't it fine ?
. uWc!k after this washing aunointuig and
partial dressing the curtain was drawn
aside and we. faced the maie candidates.
They were seated along m a rvw on the op-
posite side of the room dressed much as we
were save that they liad wLite linen caps
upon their heads and !Kked very ridicu-
lous and silly. Then we were conducted
into another room w here a sort of drama
was enacted representing tlic creation
Cf man; then mm another apart-
meat repreK'ntine the Garden of
Eden: there persoiis purjwrtmg to 1k Je-
hovah. Satxn and Adam tlie Serpent and
Eve. go through a vrformar.-e that is sup-
posed to depict the creation of Woman her
fall and the cursing -of -the Serpeut and
earth for sin's sake. Portions of tho repre-
sentation are not at all delicate aud the
chaste and refined find httle thaV is enter
taining in it. At a certaiu point Adam and
Eve attire themselves in fisr-Ieaf aprons
pieces uf white linen on which are sewn
imitation fig leave mde of green silk.
Then a!i the candidates were cad in simi-
lar apronj. anddnven out of the darden .f
Edea nto' another room. vhich represented
the world where we s(uuld earn our bread
by the sweat of our brows. Tin -re we were
informed that although we were driven out
from th prt-senoe of the Lord yet a plan of
solvation would he deviwl for us by which
wecoukl at last return' to- oar early estate.
"Then there was such an absurd mixture
ffperLs and events that I could not ex-
actly follow the idea that was intended to
be conveyed if there really was any idea
at all. Men represent rijsr the ancient
prophet.- entered and ntrueted the jieople
for the first coming of the Saviour. Then
we were taught certain pas-words
and grips and (hen v were all arranged
ma circle. The women's faes were oov-
ered with rails and we were all cum-
iiahded u kaeel dowi auu huld our right
hands i:p toward Heaven wluk' the avul
oath of ojedieace and secrecy were taken.
1Ve swjrt -thai by every incans ic our power
Vrewoult sxek to avenge the death of Jo-
seph Sunth. the Prophet and that we
rwcUiU icficn our etmdn : to tlo so; wc
pworethit without 1:: ;rn.-ir or question.
we wonld implicitly oWy tho t- imtnatids of
the Pr.csth-tod in every t 'na- t. and that we
wi-uld hold ; heir coa aid:. .'- -..-..red ard to
' olkHtd in preferenc :h- laws of th-
V:::tcd Star-'s and furtiKr. fhut we w--y.il
i rv.r. under auv circa ::i::ii.ees. rev -;U
t..:i:wl.b had trar-pirel in the End'
t .-"it li. us. The !-jy ;r br-:;:'!
"li'.a w:.'. 1:!;it tL ' IjoWcIh li -i!d i.
i-v . -:h victim '.rK y. : at v
l oa: ; I in frn cr to e.ir. IL-'
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reman. "f oi;- ucf -.-j.f -:
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'.I al! lh.:t
f r one
-.! his a--.
It ret hi vn.
p :re have
vow. Th-.-.'-arTh h . !
vUe. Tli.- 1 wis of t
cursd !!-h. and th-- j;. : -c '
sumed 1 -J. :nts anU . .::- v.-
na orde awaits yo'o. L :.-
no fei: l'.n' f.ili. beartei q
shall p.. - ".: lor th ?ear-h.nr
the tip;-.; A the Lord sliid uv.-Ie for his
"After thesf fearful oaths wvr.? taken.we
were feitruc.vd jn the sina .-. w-wea;ici
tie penalties and gives a grip peculiar to
that degree. Then a long address was de
livered by one of the Apostles upon Celestial
marriage which wa3 disgusting in language .
and outrageous in sentiment. We were
then led into another roora for the purpose'
of passing through the second degree-
When we were all arranged on one "sido
against the wall a number of individuals
representing ministers of other churches
came in and began in great confusion each
one proclaiming his special creed. Among
them was Satan preaching too and every
now and then the others would stop and
listen to him and then go on declaiming
after his fashion. Then in came men rep-
resenting Peter James and John tho
Apostles and drove all the others out.
They then proceeded to organize the "Sew
Churchthe scarfs that we had been provided
with beinjr chanced from the rio-ht shmiMer
H to tho loft indicating that we wore now of
the true belief. '
"The men were then formed in a circle!
round an altar with arms linked and aj
hand upon each other's shoulder. The.
women were also placed in a circle but on
the outside with vails orer their faces. The!
High Priest then knel . at the altar and
taking one of the raei 's hands in his left
raised his right to Hedven and prayed. He
asked that the day mi: jtit soon come when
the Lord would avenge tho murder of
Joseph Smith upon thi United States: thati
the time might hasten when they would be
united no longer but s
hould fall upon each
other and be destroyed that the Kingdom of
God might roll forth a
id fill the world. The
Priest said this was
slectric prayer; that
of the two circles
the faith and strength
being connected with
him passed up in his
prayer and laid hold o
i the heart of the Ai-
"We were then gi
en an oath of special
obedience to the PropI tet accompanied by a
grip which is called -the grip of the nail.'
It consisted in claspii
geach other around;
t-of the index finger
the hand with the poii
resting on the wrist
and the little fingers.
linked together the
where tho in J ex finge
point on the wrist
rests being the sup-!
posed spot where U
o naus were driven
through the wrists of
Christ. The penalty!
for revealing this oat
and grip is to have'
the heart torn out ci
aud 'thrown to the fo
up in small pieces
vis of the air. This
concluded the Second
then left by a stairway to an!
The ceiemonles had alreadvl
lasted five hours an
siek in bodv and at he
1 1 was so weary audj
irt I had to bo assist-
ed up the stairs. The
was divided by a curt
was a door and in tb
toom wc then entered
tin and in the curtain.
door a hole covered!
by a lap of cloth thru
ugh which to lss tho
band. The men first
and a person represen
ting the Apostie Peter
appeared at the opeai
g and asked who was
there. He was told that the Saints desired
to cuter a nana 11 ien came through tho
hole and cut a tnvster
ous mark in the men's
cluthing over the hearL across the abdomen
and uon the knee. -.
i ne women were m-
structcd to imitate tb'
clot tun : as soon as t
se marks in their own
lev arrived at home.
The applicaijt'was thJ-n told to put his hand
through the opening.
give the last grip re-;
ceived tnthe room bo low. and whisper his
new name m tamt
then ' permitted to 1
'going behind the vail
Peter's ear. He was
nter. This is
"From the curtained apar?meut we wem
ushered into the pealing' or marriao!
room. rnon came tie haruesr trial of my
lif-. In the center of .the room was n long.
low anar coverea wnn rea velvet ana ant
arm-chair placed at olie end of it. in which
sat Brigham Young. Here at this altar Ji
was to give my husband to another Woman !j
To have followed hi
U t his grave would!
tl. but to se? him tho;
o have to join their
have been bitter inde
husband of another J
hands myself O tha
was terrible ! Yet I
and my life was at
had swtirn to obevi
stake : I xuld not go
'Die Prophet hi
11 self performed the
cermony. lie sat at the enl or the altar
and we three knelt 1 iwn; Edgar upou one
side and bis afliano 1 and myself ujtrm the
other. Speakmif to ne. the Prophet asked:
'Are you willing to give this woman to
your husband to lie 1 is lawful wife for time
and eternity? If yea are you may signify
it by placing ber light hand within the
right band of your husband.' OTthiak of
that moment! It was like death coming
upon me. 1 tried to lo as I had been com-
manded but every t jiug seemed dark and
swimming about ine I could not find the
lady's hand aud Ui p Prophet had to guide
my hand to hers ; tbien the deed was done.
and I fell back insensible upon the floor."
The oor woman cvuld not go on for wecp-
ine and Trean pud her arms about her
with her own clear Lyes suffused and her
fair face strained aud white with indigna-
tion. What could jo said of such treat-)
ment? "What weroj words worth in such aj
caaci t.i. for clauses or tire : for sentence
that hissed like vipers with which to empty
her soul of its
loatimg! She sat still and
pa"e for awhile. h
ling the elder woman's
head upon her ls
ui. ami letting ner ease
her son and weary beart in tears ; then she
The sun had
Je . us go.
lea since consumed i'self
njon the western b igbts and the shadows
of dusk were gathei mg in tlie valley. They
arose and passd down in silence; but half
tliat night Trean Ila tman mentally revolved
herb cloved sister's Jtorj-. and its shame and
heartless cruelty swayed her sensitive
spirit like a reed. She felt through her
lovo for Elchard. h4w like tearing the heart
asunder would 1k such an experience! and
she promised her soul as she la' there
alone jn the darkness that whatever might
ccone. even to death itself she should never
be untrue to the sweet light that per-
She tried to picture to herself what her
sister must have suffered in tho ten years
that followed in bearing that burden
which when it ivsls laid upon her in the
had crushed her sense-
She thought of her sis
less tfl tlie earth.
ter's first night of bereavement; of how
much of agony must have been crowded
into the hours as; she paced to and fro in
her room until the! dawn came with her
husband aud his new wife under the same
roof. Surelv souls in the nether world
were never more
(-rapped in tormenting
fire than was hers
that night! Then the
days that came aft r stretching away into
years and each da;: a fresh wound until at
TUE NEW WBrE IX THE HOSE.
I last love was dea
. her bosom emiry of
fted away from tli- un-
had won her like a
rotten moorinjrs. This
. hope and she dr
i wor !iy one who
raiinil ":::i froni
j was julytr.iM.r !--t
e foundation f M rmon-
hich h.hl drairj-ttl Tin ri
I ism. a rejiUioti w
; utrnY fr. m hmnc
and kindred. .:.ros'
; iu.i. .. 'i 11.1.0s
!-jert w.tn tt .it ii and
; suner..-. -. i riiT
wrokau'e uaii.g ttioe Ku-iy mtuntains.
The Girl's h.-.irt ac i-l. and uars t- -! in
her oiv-s :is --Ij ; la : k:nc up i:."o t'.e nii-J-n.tflit
.irU..e-s. I.1. :tat I.:t in da-wiii-ss
w '. rh : ik- ..-.! v: :'n d :' :ii.i c'- ic : ;. er-
T . .)" 1 ;- t..r. I-;. To.;.-- .r. - .
.'. '. -';-- '.. 1' .' .V.I. .... .-. v..''. i?
ilii :.u.-a. - brin.ris; iitit at. 1 1 jV LjI L)l-
itvi.a bv erJ fiet.
pt at nr t isn.
Elchard siep bi
that p-evii-J l::s
iitt!e d'.nngtLe nisht
v..!t to Irc.i.:. H.-v.as
wr.iing u;.ll a u
hoar aim after n.ig
down he huvied hicisclf trith olJ mern.nes
present with it chances
possessions of hen and
of dca'h. and its
love held h.m in
long and sharpest wake-
o'clock in the morninir
fulness. At thre
ara&e aud goiU
t.T tlia.1ml i r. o .liin I
of pines celow tho mines aaaaled his hbre
?:-i.l tvuIa fnt-n ttin nntinrn'n cWa 1
All about him rose huge battlements of
stone nature's vast masonry heaped with
black banks of darkness and ghostly with
the groups of shadows and silent pines
whilo far above him hung the Eagle peaks
grizzled and misty in the waning moon and
far below the valley lay dim and formless
and vague. The ride was lonely and unsafe
but what lover ever counted danger and
darkness aught save to mako the smile
fieem sweeter which should meet him at the
journey's dose? Love is the mainspring
that moves mankind; for woman child self
gold gain honor ease and aims and ends a-
thousand more it sends us to and fro for-
ever and at last for sweet and beloved rest
it s 2nds lis contented to the grave.
J .t tho center of PaulEIchard's life it was
in fresh and fragrant blossom. Ho folt
himself strong and warm with it as he rode
downward througnthc moon-made fantasies
of the night and out through monster jaws
of the gorge. When he sank down from tho
mountain bench .however into that deep
wood where only four days previous he had
passed within a finger's breadth of death
his blood chilled a little and his flesh crept.
But all was silent now save the tiny harp
ing of ."summer insects and a faint night-
wind 1 reathing among the brambles. At
I lie. "'irft... I&171""" JUTmZf
" O. SIT DAl-OlfrElt! WHAT HAVE TOC DOKE?"
Slooseneck the cocks were crowing and a
gray froth of light driven over the mount-
ain by the sea of light which was rising on
its eastern side flowed down into the sleep-
ing town as he clattered through its streets.
As he sprang to the ground at Burl Hart-
man's gate the moon was slipping out of
sitfht in the west aud the stars deep in the
zenith burned faint and white like a reced-
ing swarm of bees as they sank upward
For a little time he walked to and fro
along. the graveled path before the houso.
I AH 'vva8 silent Within and he looked up at
Tn-sin's window with an impulse to toss a j
luwc against it 10 wukcu ncr so eager
was his love but suddenly she came in to
the Krch.and in a moment her hands were
in his. and with full hearts they were stand-
ing together in tho fragrant shadow of the
After an hour had passed Elchard went
in to leave a pressuro of "the hand and a
comforting word with the sick man; then
he would go on to tlie Gray Peak mines ho
rani and return on tho morrow. Ho found
In.s kind and simple-hearted old friend very
feeble but tlie eyes that looked un to him
fr..m their deeiiening hollows and tho
trembling hand that was reached out to
meet him were alive with friendship.
.I'm glad to see yo'" he whispered
hoarsely. " Bishop Parley wits here tother
uay an 101c mo aoout yor spcaKtn' yor
T!!&. If' S!!";
.. . . ' .
" 7;7' . 1 '
rau.m I ddn t think it a thing to mmd in
"IwashastjV'snkl Elchanl. I confess
it was greatly out of place and I regret it.
I wis foolishly very angry however at ccr-
fain ilaiiwrc flint itrnrn cnwl tti?iI1t T IiimI- nn
.ur.l..Wpr'nent.nnl fcl XhV f
"the fact that it was scarcdv mv atfair.
still I think that nothing that I said was
hurtful or untrue."
" I ain t much doubt but What all yo' said
vrs gotKl." whispered the sick man turning In:iq'h"inery have been dovfcoil. new
his gray head to and fro upon his pillow ink! J 1 1 1 .. - . 1
a troubled wnv. "I keat tott much 'boSrrnaf naLs bt'oullt use! ow
sk-h things no more. It all seems dim 'an multifarious forms of tho manufact-
unsurten like of late. I hain't never ben i urejl product now cuter into tho ccon-
well since tlrat terrible jant across tho 0111 es of modern life. Itirs aro r.ith-
plains I told yo' of an' I've ben weak an'
niebby not litteii to judge. I knowed
tlKtugh that if yo' thought y'd not done jest
square y'd say so like a-gentleman an' I tole
Parley so' aud he turned his eyes again to
Elchard's face with a touching look of trust
"Yes I think I am alwavs cad to rectify
any wrong I have done" Elcliard replied;
."but in this case my conscience ' would
liurdty permit mo to give the imprefsion by
an apology Unit I didn't believe in vrhat I
said. I hope no harm will couio of it."
"O. no." in the same lioarso w&'sper"
iiothin' '11 be did to ye. Our peopl'5 ain't
nigh what some makes 'em out Vo be.
They used lo bo some things did I guess
what was kind of hard -but 1 never paid
much notice to such reports not belicvin"
"em much. . But in my darter's case It's
dhTern'. O. I don't know whttt'll become of
"I will care for her" said Eichard gen'-
ly. "Jjoift let it trouble you." As long as
you need her she is yours" after that she
shall have a liomc as pleasant and free of
care and danger as you could wish."
"It ain't that; I a most Know what 'er life
with yo' would be. an' I'm satisfied. Since
I've been nlayin' here these four days I've
come to want yo' to hov her for yo'r own.
But since Parley was here I've been
troubled. I'm fcerd somethin may happen
'er. She don't say much Trean don't an'
never did 'bout what's goiu' on with Ar
but 1 guess Parley's been apressin' 'er to
marry him an' I've felt like somethin' might
Elehard got up and went out. In a few
moments he re-ontcred with Trean. "Your
father thinks that Bishop Parley has lately
invited you to a pkice in his household"
said Elchard with a smile " and ho. is
troubled about it. Can't you roassuro him
on that point!"
The girl looked down with rising color.
Clearly slic felt Uie Bishop's offer n painful
and humiliating one. "No for he did'' 6ho
sakl. lifting her head with a gleam in her .
eyes. 4and I ordered him off the premises. I
couldn't endure such a shameful thing!'
The old man struggled up and looked at
her with consternation. :Treah !" he said ; .
in a loud whisper of expostulation. "O ray
durter. what have yo' donei'
I have treated a man who is unfit to speak
to a pure woman just a he deserves" she;
said. "Do you think Lcould bear the outragcj
of such a proposal JfghUy?" and her great;
eyes biased with nfemory of the. insult. '
Her father laid' down. "Yo two 'II. hoy
to go now." lu'jitkl. in a hopeless mournful ;
way. "io .hiustnt stay here no longer;
m ry iii.dk agm ye. an uwni saie. ;
father!" cried the girl "you know I
can t tgavc you ; whatever cumes my place
is hyv. aud here thcy'U find me." and sho
toX his withered old band in hers and strok-
td! it fondly.
-I'd lie hard-it'd be harl lo gin yo' up"
I: fa'icred. "but I ain't crot ma:iv davs to
!.iy l.ere. an' yo hev' a io-.i? hfe afore ye I
!.:. i.iruin'-ry. x ail i-n it atore
: - :'. late. Mary is here: she ken
' S:ro.j- bring the clii!drvn over an' then
ken say with me until-until I don't need
t r no riiore."
Tr--a:i la id her face t'own n his wrinkled
lun-t w.th av.b. "I -a't ta'.k j. f:i'hec"
I ol--.vied. "U n't ask me t-' g awayfri'tu
y. i wiiei: y.rs're sick: wi u you're weU
we'll take you with us if you'll gorbut don't
tn -.l.i'.Mio more.'
EjCiiard's eyes were wet. The pathos of
tV seeae. quick-ncl by hi re.atkn to the
:r:iur!'tl );.t te.'.der of parent and his
daughter t -uehed him to the heart. But
he ce ;'..! .. .; s4vy thore was no duagisr apw
rmHrabering his own experience and jnanj
inciinatioas wyre poshing and polling at hi
judgment. Ax. length he said:
"KrhapI hal better go alone. If I were
away no doubt all would become quiet
tTo ar coxnxuBo.i
Trk GREAt DANJIRO.
Is Enthnttia American Writfl Abeafc
JaptuiV Etlwla Booth.
Oito 'would scarcely expect to find
way out hero in Japan an actor of the
finest talent; but there are some; here
who would be considered fine ih any
country and Danjiro the groat Dan-jira-rhpw
can Idohim justice? Would
you think a so-called heathen could
mate a hardened wretch like mo
almost shed tears in tho affecting
parts?! Would you think that I would
bo so carried away with the acting of
an Asiatic that I would shout with
the native audiences -Yorishii ! yor
ishii I'1 (well dono ! well done I).
Well when I first saw this player my
surprise and gratification were so
that 1 could scarcely keep
enthusiasm in reasonable
bottndd. and on acquaintance I
am Siond tho less infatuated. His act-
ing; is almost marvelous. I of course
could not understand any of the stacc
language and my interpreter's E u-
giiSjU was utile better than that oi an
average Sioux Indian at a grading
agency but Danjiro's talent mndo up
fori all flight disadvantages like' these.
His1 support too was good a notable
feature of the stage in Japan being
that nohe of tho softer sex take any
part with tho men all female charac-
ters being represented by males in
femalo dress. On the other hand.
there are respectable theaters iu
Tokio where thero aro'no male actors
tho mae characters being put on the
! stage bt women in men's attire." The
two sexL'S nevjjr take parts in the same
thbator even; but the audiences oi
both aij composed of men ami wom-
en. One more word about Danjiro:
He is jtho best and most celebrated
actor in Japan and lives in
Tokio but plays in overy city
of importance in the empire. He is
said to be rich and I prcsumo he is
for he iives in a boautiful home hear
the foreign concession Bnt while he
' has prospered some of the theaters at
I wich n has been from time to ti.nn
the chief attraction are now closed
for dobt but 1 bolH-Vo more from bad
management than from lack of patron-
age. Yet with all this man's wealth
j uj ajj
his fame he does not'eonsider it
inconsistent with his dignity to accept
money presents from his enthusiastic
audiences aud lie is frequently after
a very effective rendering of some
part invited to tho "box" of somo
ono iu the audience and if the invi-
tation is accepted receives a money
token of admiration any amount
from $10 to 30. . If the star can not
accept the in ritation ho sends a lc?3cr.
light u. the b x. who receives a smalli
i presout for himself and cames:enoki 1
his clnef. Qir. Atlanta Constitution.
RAPER ! MANUFACTURE.
Womifariui Aiivnco aimio in This imius-
! . J.? wuw "' Y .
lae Uhiuese are supposed to have
! i..i e n-
j been tho inventors of paper. Ihey
used Irice straw or rags of cotton or
j lilienj for making their paper stock.
: Modern nations followed their exam-
' - J
I Ple UUt ml fCW "MproVOniCntS OU
j the ancient processes until widiin fory
years binco then every tiecado has
witnessed great advances in this in
ilnstrr. New metlrnds. uroenwes nml
; ereil in all parts of the world and
j brcjught by ship-loads to tlie United
I Slates but they are no 'lonjfor the
Paper libers are
rope jute butts
stfaw of the various grains from many j
grosses aud reeds ami from the wood
ofi cypress pine poplar spruce hem-
lobk basswood. sycamore and othci
tree:'. Now great mills prepare the
fiber stock for paper manufacturers
wjho buy " it by the ton in bulk
and then work it into whatcvorshapes
their business requires. As it costs far
ljjss to carry chemicals to the forests
taian it would to transport the logs
1UUUW'U1J' VlUWIIllIUUIItO tUU o yf
Tho chief chemicals are lime potasli
soda ash and caustic soda. These
alkalies dissolved in water to7 make
liquids have been cm-
in iiuge wooueniauKS in
which because the temporature could
not be carried above boiling heat it
was necessary to continue the cookiti"
I from two to three days. The progress
jf invention has recently made it pos-
sible to greatly' reduce the time re
quired for this-' purpose. The demand
for paper in all forms for old and new
uses is unlimited and is daily incrcas
ing. In no part of the globe is there
a greater variety of vegetable fibers
than in the South whoso cane-brakes
sjwamps. forests and cotton-fields can
furnish inexhaustible quantities for all
time. Tlie jcotton plantations alone
I could probably supply every pulp-mill
ui America with a material cheaply
gathorcd aud handled and containing
a long -strong beautiful fiber. Haiti.
! more Jbii riuj of Commerce.
American Skipping Ropes.
1 Skipping: ropes were "formerly im-
ported from France " said a dealer to
a reporier "but now they are Uoarly
all of domes: :c manufacture. Canada
(urns out a timited number o.
hijr to tile
fact that jute is cheaper
here- but on
tiie other li
can ue produced
lit nun wuiiiiv
at ys. considor-
; jioiy less cost tnsn tney are
1 able to mako theni across the line
p'tfn-ent hou?esmive started in to
manufacture them in this city at va-
rious times but ii was considerable
fllort to jp.i thoir haeiis urotton into
iheir ;Kori; and at the end of the ;
ien$Aii they generally found that thqy
firtiid have bought the ropes as clie-jp
hs they were able to make thorn. Thoy j
are si 1 1 all over the country and
ranue iii jrice from twenty cents lo
apiece. " Ar. Y. Matt and Ex
Knnsis has a' genuine philau-
fihrrtj 1st. Stephen Richardson of HarT
veyCuuuty has planted three miles of
ll each trees in the public highway for
ihe benefit ot travkilcYs. '
begger arrestea in
New York confes
sed that he had not
w&shuJ himself in fifteen rears.
PITH AND POINT.
God gives evejtf tjird. Its leod. feat
Iocs not throw it into tho nesL . -
Among the books that bva helped
iem pugilists always enumerate tha
The man who has -worked himself
rrp in this world is always tha hardest
"tn tho3e "beneath him- -JpTudgt
An exchange says I there are too
many humorists." Mistake. Thero
to too many pretended humorists.
All mon are "born free and equal
according to lawj but all of them do
lot stay that way. & 0. Jicayune.
A good many of tho people who
aro settling ia C.xuada are those who
have neglected to do any settling over
here. Yoiikers Statesman.
Nothing will make a healthy man
tired quicker than reading a long list
ot rules for good health. MarlhcCs
An Atchison (Kas.) woman did ai
big washing tho other day cooked
dinner and whipped a child and then
fell dead from over-exertion.
If the world woro willing to accept
most men at their pwn valuation it
would have to go into voluntary bank-
ruptcy in a fortnight. SomervUU
Wo sleep but tho loom of life
never stops; and tho pattern which
was weaving when the sun went
down is weaving when it comos up
The woman who shows hor lovo
of admiration has not been spoiled by
Qattery. O.ily the spoiled girls take
it as a'matter of course. Philadelphia
Tho man who borrows one dollar
from you and neglects to return it is.
often thought lo have a poor memory
whon in fact the man is poor and
not the memory.
There once was a lovor named BoRg
With a voice like that ot a frogi
Neath her window he'd ling (
Er of ev'nlngs and sing
Till his trousers were cha-xed by the dogj
N. Y. Star.
Tlie habit of studying beforo pro-
ceeding is co-existent with tho neces-
sity of .considering beforo acting; and
a man who is reticent concerning one-
half of his thoughts is not communi-
cative about the other half.
The men who get through tho
most work are thoso who never seem
to bo busy while thoso who have a
morbid habit of being busy and never
havo a. moment's leisuro are tUp
worst of time-wasters.
Take care of the truth. t and the
errors will tako care of themselves
rou may destroy a hundred heresies.
and yet no.t .establish a single truth.
But you may by establishing a single
truth put to flight with ono blow a
hundred heresies. Dean Stanley.
In civilized society external ad-
vautao-os make us more rcspecteti
matvith a -od coat upon his b
meets with a better reception than he
who has a bad ono. You may analvze
this and say what is thero in it? B ut
that. will avail yon nothing for it is a
part of the general system. '
ABSURDITIES OF LIFE.
Foolish Thlnsn or Which Ko Sensible
I'i'l-xon Would Ho Guilty.
It is absurd
Not to go to bed when
sleepv becauso it is not a certain houri
.To stand in water up to your knees
fishing for trout whon you can buy
them in a clean dry market
Men committing suicide to get rid
of a short life and its 'evil-? which
must necessarily terminato in a few
years and tints entering upon one
which is to last fore rat and tho evils
of whjch they do not soora to tako tlie
wisest method of avoiding.
People of exqnisito sensibtlity; who
can not bear to sco an : animal put tc
death showing tho utmost .attention
to the variety and abundanco of their
To buy a horso from a near relation
and believe every word ho says in
praise of tho animal he is desirous to
J.UO perpotuai struggle 01 auecta-
tion to pass for an oddity.
To send your son to travel into for-
eign countries ignorant of the history
constitution and manners- aud lan-
guage of hi3 own.
To toll a person from whom yon so-
licit a loan of money that you are in
want of it j
That any man should despair of suc-
cess in a world so overstocked with
That when a man is indebted to you
for a large stun of money and has no
means jn his possession or in pros-
pect of paying you. it being utterly
impossible for him to earn it by hia
own industry you immure him in
To be passionate in vour family and
expect them to be plricid.
To lake offense at the address or
carriage of any man with whose mind
and conduct wje are unacquainted.
To laugh jat tliu' appearance and
manners f foreigner? to whom we
must appear cqOallV ridiculous.
To occupydie attention of a large
companjviy me recnai 01 an occur
ranee iulerestinjr to yourself alone.
First. Railroad in Morocco.
The' Belgian Embassy which recent-
ly visit cd the Sultan of Morocco at
Meqmlnez presented that barbaric
monarch with the tirst railroad over
beon ii hi dominions.. It was only i
miniature affair which had beet
brougjht overland from Tangier on the
bucks .f mules aud camols; but n
railroad's a railroad for a' that and
it wM with the liveliest interest that
the 'Saltan witnessed the first trip oi
the tthy locjamotivo and its one car un
tlie track 'lud for them outside the
wans 01 mo caf-ii.11. acorn sucn a
small beginning It is hopetl that in
time a Morocco railway "systom may
bo developed. IV nitrated Weekly.
Stout Wife to Invalid Husband To
morrow is mr birth -day Charios; ain't
you going to buy me a nice handsome
Emkciated Husbnnd What color do
you jirefer aiy dear?
Slo'ut Wif White and black
Charlie. You know your health i3 so
very pi-ecarioo j ust no w -. Texas Sift- I
Ita rraita "eaeete. a" Um 'Xlvwa. 5CW-
' yjc'd Xert.
A medical writer in tie Loadoa
L&nccl after giving sosao compsr&tlvd
doath-ratc statistics of -drinkers .and
non-drinkfirs makes the following
statements respecting the evil effects
of alcohol on the hutnau sys'teni:
STTECT3 OX TK2 "aVER.
Notwithstanding the familiarity- of med-
ical men with the fact that many cases of
hepatitis chronically enlarged liver and
cirrhosis are directly traceable to inebriety
few I fancy can havo been prepared
without soine special acquaintance with
tho subject for the information furnished
by the foregoing mortality tables cf tho
potent action of alcohol on the liver when
only taken in small quantities at a time.
And although it may at first sight appear
strange that the liver.of all tho organs of tho
body should bo most potently affejeted byj
mAiawstA rtMnlrinm T h?-T sfcnn rtnl aomia
lybe surprised at this if ho is acquainted
with the peculiar action of alcohol Intro-
duced into the liver by tho portal vein.
For it requires I think but a small amount
of reflection on the part of those acquaintr
cd with the mechanism of digestion to un-
derstand how alcohol when taken into the
Btomach even in small quantities at a time
Is a powerful agent ia the production of
hepatic disease. i?eeing that most of tho
liquid products of our food Is carried di-
rectly from the intestines to the' liver by
the portal vein it consequently follows that
almost every drop of tho alcohol bo
it small or be it great taken into the
stomach must be directly conveyed by the
portal vein to the liver and compelled to
filter through its tissues beore it can pos-
sibly get into the general circulation and
reach any of the other organs of the body.
The knowledge of the fact that all the im
bibed alcohol is directly conveyea to the
liver by tho portal circulation not only
.gives n clew .to why alcohdlic stimulants
are so prone to induce hepatitis as well as
to increase the formation of sugar and ag-
gravate diabetes but to bring about an at-
tack of gout seeing that the liver is re-
garded as the main source of both sugar
and u-ti; acid the supposed gout-forming j
uiaivrjcti. in uuumon u wuicn me airect
conveyance of alcohol to tho livor affords
us a reasonable explanation of why alcohol
taken along with the food is so much less
detrimental to the constitution than whtjn
it is taken on an empty stomach. More-
over it'is now a well-known fact that tho
continuous excitoment of the liver kept Up
by habitual "nipping" is far more injuri-
ous to its functions than an occasional out-
burst of drunkenness followed by intervals
of strict sobriety. It cquallj accounts for
tho fact that the liver is not alone tho first
organ of tho body that becomes affected
but is at the same time the oue most seri-
ously disordered hi modoi-uto drinking.
EFFECT OS THE KIDXET3.
Tho effects on the kidneys of moderate
drinkers are far less apparent than upon
the liver; nevertheless they aro sufficient-
ly marked to merit attention. Tho reason
why tho kidneys suffer so much less frm
the. imbibed alcohol -when it is taken in only
small quantities at a time is sufiicieutly ob-
vious seeing that a large quantity of what
passes through tho liver never reaches thcH
kidneys at all froni a considerable part of
it having been eliminated by tho breath
during its passage in the blood through tlie
lungs. That intomperanco ia a fruitful
sourcopf Bright's disease has long been
known and the reason of this is not far to
seok s icing that it is the special duty of
the kic neys to eliminate alcohol from tho
genera I circulation as they do ' all other
foreigt materials. And the more work
that Mb thrown upon an organ the more
prone aref ts tissues to become degenerated.
Not prly howevor do we know that kid-
neys Qliminate the imbibed alcohol (from
St.2 ltlv mn vir...f. -m ...?... t...
wo7 likewise know that alcohol as
nlcoUol saturates the renal tissue to such
an extbnt that I and others have been able
to obtain pure alcohol from tho kidneys of
persons who havo died intoxicated by tho
siniina process of distillation. Besudv's all
this! however thero is a special rcjason
why 'the kidneys should become diseased
in so-jcalled moderate drinking and that
is on account of tho circulation being in-
cessantly increased in them as it is else-
ivherei from the accelerated heart's action
induced by tho repeated imbibation of
stimulants in small quantities. For no
doubt! tho diameter of the renal blood-
vessos is augmented by their engorgement
and consequently thoyexorta deleterious
pressure on tho mtervascular tissues
whicjh will interfere with their proper nour-
ishint. While further this engorge
ment pt the renal vessels will render the
kidn;ts more liable to the injurious
5ffec:p of chills; and chills are as
Is v -pll known . the most fruitful cause
of kindney disease. This view of
the t ase appears to me to give not only the
dec jto the reason wiry Bright's disease is
so 1 articularly common amonsr tho mc-
bria' e. but likewise whv transient nttnnlr
of al juminuria are so frequently met with
in m ileratc drinkers amonc- both men and
worn !n. bpirit-drmkinsr is said to be main
ly instrumental in inducing the variety of
rencii disease named glanular kidney:
whil boor-drinking is on the other hand
thought to be most potent in brimrintr
abot t fatty degeneration of the renal tis-
sues Be that as it may I well know from
a lo: gexporionce of urinary affcctionsthat
.! --. . M
evoi small quantities of alcohol habitually
indi teed in sometimes bring on most
trou llosome forms of albuminuria with
out here being any well-marked symptoms
of tl b existence of either cranular or fattv
legk jieration of the tissues of the kidneys.
ILcnilOL AND TIIE nEAUT'S ACTIOS.
Alcohol when taken in small quantity
Is irJ general said to act as a direct cardiac
stirnttjant anu its stimulating euect is J
bsed to be due to its possessing the
faculty of increasing the muscular power
c heart. I take an entirely different
of the matter and shall now endeavor
to snow how tho increase in tho force of
the eart's movements the quickening of
the I ulse the flushing of the face tho con
gestion of the retinal blood-vessels' as well
as all the other visible anpearances of ac
ccleijated cardiac functional activity aic
in reality in no wise due to tho stimulating-
action . of alcohol either on the heart's
musu-ular tissue or the nerves supplying it
! but actually to the very reverse viz. : Its
paralyzing effect on the cardiac nerve
mechanism. This may appear a strance
to those unfamiliar with tho advanced
ries regarding the accelerating
restaining heart's nerve - forces
brthelcss it is quite consonant with
results of modern physiological ia-
vestlgations which go far to prove that
j oveny function of organic life no matter
her it bo the expulsion of the urine
veristaJtic movements of the intestines.
throbbing of the heart or involuntary
iration acts under the immediate in-.
ice of a bi fold nerve toec'cmisia. For
npie the human heart is endowed with
two enrirely different and opposing centers
of r erve-force and s. retroactive ase their
res; ective function? rhat the solo c uty of
; the. one appears to be to regulate a id con
the functions of the other. To the
former has been given ihe name of iuhibi-
or restraining mechanism; ' to f;o
r that Of the exritmc or aor-l ralino
agency. Destroy or parabie the
c "" kv
louory nerve-ceaier or am US
er of coicmunicating with the heart
.- .. . .. t. -
tiv.ding the vagus and instantly its
rolling effect on the cardie-motor t
un un. ia toe accelerating 1
it being no longer under its normal
iximr nn janrnar- vamnn itc bahhumi
res raint. ruas riot. The heart's action is
lac : eased tho pulse is quickened aa excess
of ' lood is forced into tho vessels and from
thcrbecoramg engorged and dilated the
f gets flashed and tho retina contrasted
a 1 the usual denconrftants of a tfenerai
enT lraffltriAiit nf tbn f-rMlntln Uu. .
it. instead of t-aralyzirtsr the vatrcs bv
ledt ion an thereby arresting- its Inhlb-f
niiiiriiiTiiui 1I1 .1 nil.
ifW-r crj merm
tfcMotflt fe iMtoavmttait m . -s
wimmi v9S at afcgQWirer M4fe
I Tha -BOAt wmwt&l iMeaimc 4
wpwsatkwori4P $ mti
. .-m w - r ".. . -T
Mpvm ttw it fir a. m
dose! Katisjr )mot Of 5m-
!ic fftutm m liw luaava Atttta" K
vus mv HI w .w!. . f ;j;
the sGotloa of ta- t ftit-ij
ous heart's action eel m-Mww&!
wneAe$i-w7 &a ..JI ma Jj- M.Jka - -v-v..
iu6wv K. au jrs;.. wv.-. mwr. . .
hot actacn-tbft htrtL Tluilk r.iscetsM2v -.v
the stae maejrau5 atropisi tc 3Utaot
less ?trongly that fa to 3. 16
tho heart's" action as wellae ftpparsatly i-
creasea its power by pan lyxisg: it Jt-
straining or-inhibitory next e aMC&aaisau
This however is only the 3 rtsiary acttoa :
of alcohol on tho cardiac organ for bo.-j
sooaeristhe quantity adin; aisxersd ttr'.-
cicntly increased than all its at first ppr- -
ently stimulating effects vai ish. Frost it -
now possessIngadec.uate pot er to paralyae
the accelerating as well as the retarding' ;- ;
cardiac nerve mcchanianvtio heart's o-o
tionthereforonow becomes t imlnished pmr$
fKUm with the amount of he iaralyziasr .
agent employed until at 1c igth(if asufilf
ciency be given) the cardiac : lovements are
toiauy arrested ana death ci 3es the scene;
xxTEMw-itetca jcxn hea: :t disease.
It being well known that mtexnperanco
is a most fruitful cause not t sly of all the
various forms of heart His 54sci but like-
wise of the degenerations o ! tho coats of
the blood vessels all I at t resent requiro
1 to do fa to prove that even 'rtiat is called:
moderate drinking has a much greater
share than is generally suppc aed in not only
greatly increasing heart ds lasea in cases
where they already exist mt also in in-
ducing their development i a the constitu-
tionally and the hcreditart y (predisposed
to. become affected hytheji- The reason
why moderate drinking
not only hypertrophy
but . likewise valvular
: f rom it be-;
the heart is not far to sec'
log a recognized fact that
in a muscle's? ectlvitv is assc slated with aa ' f
increase in its development
as wed as ita
tension on the parts with w
dch it fa con-
nected. TheJ truth of the f
meats will by a little reflect
from the results of drinki
on be gleaned
ig small quan-
aring the day"
tities of alcohol frequently c
as manifested by the figui
es in the sun.
Joined table of mortalitv I
3 tare drawn up
from the Registrar-General
s reports of
the relative frequency of diseases of the
circulatory system amonsr m ;n between tho
ages of twenty-five and sixty -five employed
in different industries. For it aot only shows
the effects of so-called moc
jxrr tr. but likewise the still 2 ore pernicious
effects of It when it
with intermittent muscular
strain that; fa
to say when the stimulus
the heart has superadded to
in the heart's activity necessitated by oft-
repeated sudden I muscular efforts; fox
which it shows that all exposed to tho par
iking of alcoholic stimulants in small
quantities at a time are much more frer
quently affected with the fatal forms of
cardiac diseases than jothers it in an
equally unmistakable wpy shows that men
who like brewers requitein tho course of
their trades to tax their muscular strength
and thereby throw additional work upon
their hearts are far myro often attacked
with the fatal forms of diseases affeoting
tho circulatory system (than men equally
addicted to iinbibealcoholicstimulants but
who are not called upon to make similar
kinds of straining muscular efforts.
The relativo proportions of deaths from
diseases of the circulatory syst im in tho
different classes are: 1
That not fxpos'd to the
temptation cf drinking.
Thbs; fxpmtil by th'ir
rotation U the Umfta-
tfpn of (ItfUtutg.
C rli 4bb ilAi
Vlriters waiters and
Morebvor it Is equallV kaown that in-
temperance is a most active agent in tho
induction of atheromatous (fatty granular)
degenerations in the coats of the arterial
svstem and as such a fruitful source not
only of death by cardiacj syncope butllke-j
Wise by apoplexy from the cerebral vessels
being quite as frequently and as severely
affected with the degeneration as those of
the heart itself and the coats of the ono
set being as liable to sudden rupture as
those of the other f noti indeed even moro
so fromtho less solid riature of the brain
Mr. W. S. Caine M. P." of .En-
gland who has beein traveling in
Japan reports that with a population
of 37000.000 that country has only 10-
000 paupers lie attributes this to tho
"fact that they drink tea thero instead
of beer whisky aid otjher intoxicants.
Within fourteen months the Worn-
on's Christian Temperance Union of
Amesbiiry Mass. has prosecuted
twenty-seven illegal liquor-sellers-and
all but two have been
las raised tho
money and employed
the detectives to
use of boor will
secure the above resu
The claim that the
dimmish drunkenness' and largely
take tho place of spirits is not borne
out by Parliamentary report in Bel-
gium. This report saVs intemperance
is spreading fearfully in the kingdom.
Xext to Bavaria Belgium has the
reputation of being tijic country whero
most beer is consunied the amount -per
year being 240 liters or 52 gallons
per head. It alsti comes next to Russia .
and Denmark in the consumption of
spirits the amount consumed of the
latter being 13 liters pjer head per year.
Will anybody explain why the
sellers of whisky should be given
special trade privileges not enjoyed
nor demanded by tlie sellers of dry
goods groceries hardware or other
commodities? The wjholesalo and re-
tail merchants the bankers; tho
brokers and other business men do
not complain because they are' pro-
hibited from opening their stores "and
offices and transacting business sou
Sundays. Why shouid the saloon-
keepers complain? j What special
claim can they present for favorablak
discrimination that the ordinary mer-
chant could not psit forward with !
equal plausibility? Chicago Journal.
Alcoholism and Business.
The injurious results of alcoholism
in the sphere of business responsibility
had a striking illustration rocently in -Columbus
O.. in coiijnection with tho
Sonth Knd Bank off that city. The
cashier who it appittrs was a large
owner of the stock tf the bank had
been drinking heavilir and somo tima
ago was compelled to make good $15-
OuG that he had overdrawn bnt after a
pledge of abstienco was allowed to
continue in the management of tho
.bank. Recently1 it was discovered that
had again overdrawn his account of
di. - nu u Ti I 1 V
"000. He thei suspended and
sJ tne telegram
nati to recnperntle.'1
iV.u . A
-1 ii-iini Tn !
.ub ir V1UUU7
The president of
the bank posted a notice to the de-
positors that 'tjwing to the action of
the cashier thoy) were obliged to.teni-
porarilj suspend." 'Tho business of
the bank was for the time broken up
and tho interests of jail who have in-
vested therein w4rc jeopardized
through tho ag'ori cy of strong drink.
National Temperance 'Advocate.
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