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a Brahman with a woman belonging to de land whar de Lord was runnin' de the Kshatrya class, whose profession was machine. Dis Darwin says dat a man to teach the military art. The offspring is de gran’ son 'ob a’ monkey, an' dat whose father is of the servile class, and de Bible aint got de truff ob de matter the mother of the Brahminical order, are at all. You'se all de chillen of baboons, the most degraded of all the classes. my belubbed. Wat you tink ob dat? They are called Chandalas, and are How you like your ancestors? In de bedespised by all their superiors. Their ginnin' every one ob you had a long calling is to execute criminals, carry out tail—dat was long 'fore you wore trousers corpses to the place of cremation, and -an’some ob you got your tails twisted to perform all other services that are off, an' some ob you was 'shamed ob'emi, considered abject and unclean. The an' rubbed 'em off against de trees, Chandalas are even more despised than a an' at lass details got so disgusted Sudra. When they meet any of the su
dat dey refused to grow.
Dat's wot perior castes they are obliged to turn out you are an'dat's whar you cum from. of the way till they pass. They are con Now, den, my idea is dat ebbery man signed to live in isolation, so as not to oughter speak for himself on dis subpollute the village where they reside. jec'. Ef Mr. Darwin was born up
"Avoid," says the Tantra, "the in a tree while his mudder was stealing touch of the Chandalas and other ab cocoanuts it don't follow dat my mudder ject classes. Whoever associates with was up anoder tree doin' de same ting. them undoubtedly falls from his class;
Darwin is dead shore dat his ancestors whoever bathes or drinks in wells or was apes, an'he oughter know. I ain't pools, which they have caused to be goin' to contradict it. Ebhery man must made, must be purified by the five pro
look after his own family. As fur me, ductions of Kine.
l'se a Bible Christian, an' was made Wm. Fotheringham. out ob de dust, an' don't take no stock in
de monkeys. I can look any one ob 'em The Rev. Plato Johnson sometimes in de face widout a blush for my family, refers to scientific subjects in his dis- an’ say, “Go long 'bout your business, you courses. Last Sunday morning, in a ser ole eater ob peanuts, you ain't no fust mon on the origin of man, he said: cousin ob mine.' I can stan' in front ob "Bruddern, de trubble wid some folks a whole cage ob dese funny little fellers, is dat dere brains is too large. I don't an' don't feel no family sympathy stirrin' 'tend to be pussonal an' has no reference in my heart. De fust chapter of Genesis whatever to any man in dis' sembly; but is good ’nuff fur me belubbed. Pass de dere is people in dis worl who has a box." 'pression dat dey oughter have created de Lord, an' dat it was a act of condes. censhun on dere parts dat dey 'lowed de Every man ought to aim at eminence, Lord to create dem at all, an' dey's ben not by pulling others down, but by raissorry ebber sence dat dey didn’ asserting himself up. dere rights on de fust day an' hab a han' in making tings. Now, dere's Mr.
The boys and girls of these mountains Darwin, a man who has been makin' a
cannot be made slaves. They have come big fuss 'bout de way de Lord put tings
through a lineage that knew what free
dom was worth and how to contend for togedder, an' beleebs de whole ob creation
Moses Thatcher. is wrong jist cos he was n’t 'sulted. I wish de Lord would gib sech men as him Our physical well being, our moral 'bout a couple ob acres ob de 'riginal worth, our social happiness, our political chaos, an' see wat kind ob a fist day tranquility, all depend upon the control would make ob it. I guess dat arter a
of our appetites and passions, which the while dey would all move off dere own
ancients designated by the cardinal virtue plantation an' try to rent a house on
continued for one year until May 5th,
1879, at which date there had been issued IMMEDIATELY after the organization of fifteen thousand copies at a cost for pubthis board, the members entered upon lication, alone, of over one thousand dol. their labors in real earnest, and took into lars; all other work had been done consideration the best measures calcu- gratuitously by members of the associalated to promote the interests of the tion. It then suspended and has not young in these associations. Having been resumed in the shape it was bedecided upon the proper course to pur fore, but a general magazine for the sue, appointments were made in a num societies of the whole territory bas ber of the surrounding settlements. On supplanted it, we refer to the excellent Sunday, April 28, they visited and organ- publication, the “CONTRIBUTOR," pub. ized the associations in Slaterville, lished by Junius F. Wells, at Salt Lake Marriotts and Lynne, and in the evening City. visited the association at Mound Fort The central board has continued under which was already organized. On Sun the presidency of Elder Jos. A. West, day, May 8, the board met and organized up to the present time, to perform dilithe associations in Harrisville and North gently the labors for which it was organOgden; and in each place the young ized. Changes have been made in the manifested by their presence, their ap
officers on account of other duties that preciation of the privileges placed with its members have been called upon to in their reach.
perform. The county is to-day divided On the first day of June, 1878, the into seven circuits of two, three and first number of the second volume of four societies each, making a total of the Amateur was issued in a greatly twenty-one societies, with a membership enlarged and improved form. Jos. A. of over eight hundred. These circuits West being editor. The subscription have a conference quarterly, at which was placed at one dollar a year and time the central board meets with the it received a wide circulation through societies of the circuit, giving useful out the county; R. A. Ballantyne was instructions concerning the topic of the business manager. The paper, as
Mutual Improvement. The meetings are before, was devoted to the improve- held in the wards alternately, so that ment of the young, many of whom availed each ward has the privilege of having a themselves of the privilege of writ- quarterly conference in its turn. In. ing for its columns. The programme ter-missionary labor is also kept up of exercises was published in it for the between the wards of the circuit, which guidance of the societies, together with has a tendency to exercise the young other association intelligence. A prize in public speaking. Every three months essay column was also introduced which a quarterly conference is held in Ogden, created a commendable spirit of emula where all the societies are represented tion among the contributors and greatly and reports are heard from the presiadded to the interest of the paper. The dents. There are eight libraries in the central board had regular meetings in county and eight manuscript papers which much interest was taken, and in published. During the past year sixtythe exercises of which many took part, six thousand one hundred and twentymaking them of absorbing interest. The eight chapters have been read, seven labors of the board extended to all the hundred and eighty-three lectures given societies in the county, and the different and six hundred and thirty-five testimonsettlements were often visited by them ies borne. when the good advice given was greatly The forenoon of the circuit confer. appreciated by the members.
ence is occupied in exercises of the The publication of the Amateur was societies composing the circuit. These
are of a highly interesting character, and tory, Third Ward; 6. Music; 7. Baptism, nothing so tends to give a person joy at Huntsville; 8. Church History, Hooper; the improvement and labors of the young 9. Gift of the Holy Ghost, Harrisville; as attending these conferences through 10. Music, instrumental and vocal furout the county. The afternoon meetings nished by North Ogden; 11. Sketch of are occupied in hearing instructions from the organizations by E. H. Anderson. the central board; who are always well The following were chosen to arrange entertained and received by the societies. programmes for other conferences: Chas. As a rule in these meetings one or more Wright, Jas. Storey, G. R. Belnap, L. manuscript papers are read, and through- A. Herrick, and F. E. Barker. out the Stake these are doing much good The following are the present memin teaching the young to use the pen bers of the central board, December, 1881. successfully. In listening to them one Jos. A. West, President; E. N. Freeis often struck with the orginality of the man, First Counselor, L. A. Herrick, articles and the sound advice therein Second Counselor; A. T. Wright, Corcontained. The societies are laboring responding Secretary; E. H. Anderson, not only in this way but in many other Recording Secretary; John L. Wilson, ways for the furtherance of mutual im Treasurer. provement. Many of them have organ The associations in the county to-day ized and are farming for the benefit of are in a good condition and are continuthe associations. Thus we have instances ally improving in the work of God. where associations have by united effort, Many of the members are on missions and without any expense, except their
to foreign countries, and it is a noticeown labors, been able to raise grain to able fact, that all who are prominent the amount of many dollars, which have young men in the county are or have been spent for the purchase of libraries. been members of these associations. From these they have interested them From the reports that have been reselves during their leisure time in winter, ceived, thousands of chapters have been and thus where much valuable time was read by the members of each society, formerly spent in idleness, it is now and as a whole the amount of reading spent in useful study. The consequences done, since the organization, has been are we are growing better and wiser. very great. From present appearances The central board is laboring diligently
the good will continue to increase until among the associations, making suggest
all the young will be members of these ions here and there, and are untiring in
societies, and the great good, at first their mission of good. In the early part confined to a few, be scattered abroad of May a meeting of the presidents of to all. We can not help but think that the various societies was held in Ogden
the early laborers in this cause will be for the purpose of considering the pro
honored. That they will be looked back priety of changing the nature of the to as staunch laborers in a righteous exercises of the quarterly conferences
That when mutual improvement held in Ogden, to conform with those
shall be the rule among young and old of the circuits. It was agreed that each
and its effects shall be seen among
all society should be required to take a part
the youth of Zion, the early founders of in the exercises determined upon. Each
the associations will be honored, as such society was to prepare a manuscript
people should be honored, who labor to paper, selections from which were to be
rear the young in truth and virtue. read in connection with the other exer
E. H. Anderson. cises. The committee on programme adopted for the first following confer
The closing scene in the life of ence, held July 10, 1881: Opening exer
Mozart, is one of the most touching cises: 1. Faith, First Ward; 2. Music;
ever recorded. He seems to have suf3. Repentance, Plain City; 4. Reading
fered all his life from the fear and dread from Essays; 5. Ancient Profane His
of death. He had been employed upon
RELIGION AT HOME.
his “requiem" several weeks, all the while | Spirit, thy labor is o'er; his soul was filled with the richest melody. Thy earthly probation is run; After giving to his requiem its last Thy steps are now bound for the untrodden touch, and breathing into it the soul of un
shore, dying harmony, which was to consecrate
And the race of immortals begun. it through all time as his cygnean strain, he fell into a gentle slumber. At length Spirit, look not on the strife the light footstep of his daughter Emily Pause not on the threshold of limitless life
Or the pleasures of earth with regretawoke him. “Come hither, my Emily,'
To mourn for the day that is set. he said; “my task done, the requiemmy requiem is finished.” “Say not so, Spirit, no fetter can bind, dear father,” said the gentle girl, as the No wicked have power to molest; tears stood in her large and lustrous eyes; There the weary, like thee, the wretched shall "you must be better, father, for even
find now there is a glow upon your cheek." A haven-a mansion of rest.
"Do not deceive yourself my darling Spirit, how bright is the road, child," said the dying father; "this wasted
For which thou art now on the wing: form can never be restored by human aid;
Thy home it will be with thy father and God, to God alone I look for help in this my
Their loud alleluiahs to sing. dying hour. My Emily,” continued the father, "take these my last notes and sit As she concluded, she dwelt for a down by the piano and sing them to me moment upon the low melancholy notes with the hymn of thy sainted mother. of the piece, and then, turning from the Let me hear those dear tones once more piano, looked in silence for the approving which have so long been my solace and smile of her father. It was the still pasdelight."
sionless smile, which the wrapt and joyous The daughter sat down and, with a spirit had left, with the seal of death, upon voice enriched with tenderest emotion, those beautiful features; for the great sang the following lines;
musician was dead.
RELIGION AT HOME. The influence of religious thought entered on due reflection, or its duties and theory is more potent in the home may be commenced in a thoughtless circle than in any other, of man's daily mood, yet a momentary glance will show life. It may be said to be the foundation it to be the most important step in the upon which all the domestic virtues rest, life of either man or woman, and yet how little does it seem to enter
Not alone is the manhood and womaninto the composition of many homes. hood of “the high contracting parties” Its suggestions are not always heeded, involved, but the lives of their posterity, its requirements are not always filled, and the circle and community in which its spirit is not always cultivated, nor they reside will be affected by the are its fruits every where seen, or, in any momentous step. Marriage was oro place, found in two lavish abundance. dained of God, it is a divine institution, The young men and women who have existing not in time only and on the membership in our mutual improvement earth, but it belongs to the eternities of associations will be the future fathers the past, and will exist in the eternities and mothers of our community, they will of the future, hence in its origin and leave the homes of childhood and youth, continuance it should always be inand jointly create homes which they will vested with and glorified by the observa call their own. Marriage, while an ex ances and sanction of religion. There pected duty, is the assumption of a posi are those who consider that love, is tion of responsibility, its portals can be the one grand and necessary element
RELIGION AT HOME.
in the institution of marriage, and that Wisdom” was given in the interests of where this is, that the authoritative aid, regeneration, and a strict observance whether civil or ecclesiastical, is super of this, in the economy of life, will cool fluous, and that submission to either, is the ardor of passion and desire, while obedience simply to custom or fashion, loftier thoughts of creative power, as or to confer legality ugon the act. shrined in the marriage covenant, will
But experience shows that much of suggest appropriate season and thoughtwhat is called love is but the glamour ful purpose in the Godlike pursuit of and fascination that belong to sex; that
desirable parentage. rarely is reason and judgment exercised Not only so, but as the enlightening in the selection of a companion and help influence of the divine spirit is increased mate for life, and rarely on either side in the new formed circle of connubial are the characteristics exhibited taken life, so will the sacredness of the into account. Some, seeing this have prospective mother be enchanced, and said, that, “many a marriage begins like every unhallowed thought and feeling a rosy morning and falls away like a snow will in passing, leave, to nature and to wreath,” because of the intangible foundGod, that which will be sanctified even ation upon which this supposed love was “from the mother's womb." based.
Further, as a still more potent aid in the There are reflections growing out of work of physical and spiritual regenerathe religion of Jesus Christ, which will tion, comes the philosophical revelation of bear continuous thought in regard to the patriarchal order of marriage. A divithis relationship, the sexes are eternal sion of hereditary tendencies will surely and marriage is for the continuation of act with cumulative power upon posterity, life, hence all who have entered that state and while it may truthfully be said of should be fairly posted in regard to the modern lascivious monogamy that "the functions of procreation. When gener- | foundation of prostitution is in the maration approaches perfection there will riage bed,” it can as truly be said that in probably be less necessity for regenera- the patriarchal order, toned by obedience tion; for those born aright there may be to every “Word of Wisdom," and honless necessity for their being born again; ored in the spirit of sanctified self-reand it seems from observations and straint, there will be such increase in revelations as if the Father realized that real virtue, purity and chastity, that from his children had in a great measure de prospective motherhood, to completed parted from him, and sunk by self-in-| lactation of the given of heaven, every dulgence the higher attributes of man feeling will be in approaching harmony hood in subordination to the lower. to the natural and every where exhibited
It is a fact which none can gainsay, conditions of increase. that the spiritual faculties of man have In the overcoming of perverted infor ages become more and more dor- stincts, in bringing into Godlike order mant, the animal portion of man's nature this marvelous function of fatherhood has acquired ascendancy, until heaven and motherhood, how would our selfhas become beyond the ordinary thought respect be increased, how would there or reach of the masses of our race. In be a greater exhibition of manly vigor in dulgence of passion, appetite and taste, the performance of the duties of our then proves the perversion of the powers of more enjoyable life; and how would the being, and the premature death of par- lassitude and ennui of wifehood become ents and children demonstates the wan
a memory of the everpast; how ing power and continuity of life. One of would depleted function, give place to the early revelations given in this age rosy health; and how would the numaimed to reduce the sensual tendencies bers be reduced of those we call and of a fallen condition, and to deprive the mourn for as “our early dead ?" Oh passionate or base brain of many an
what hecatombs of the purest and most accustomed stimulus. The “Word of affectionate of womankind, and what un