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; 8j TRUTH
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B The most potent thing auguring
H greatness for Salt Lako City which has
H occurred in recent years Is the colos-
H sal real estate purchases by Air. Sam-
H uel Nowliotise. It Is true that tho
H purchases have not yet been fully
H consummated, that tho deals so far
H nro merely in the nature of options,
H but wo all know that Air. Newlwuso
H is not a bluffer or a hot air peddler.
U Everything he has undertaken has
H been on a solid business basis and he
H makes no noise about what ho Is plan-
Hl nlng or contemplates doing until ho
H has made up his mind to do it. When
H Mr. Newhouso authorized tho publl-
H cation of his intention to buy a few
H! million dollars worth of real estate In
H tho heart of Salt Lake City and to
H spend a few moro millions in erect-
H ing buildings the public had faith In
H it, they know that Mr. Newhouso
H meant just what ho said and tho gen-
H cral belief is that the deals aro as
H good as closed. It's tho greatest boost
H Salt Lake has received. Apart from
H tho actual millions that Mr. Newhouso
H will spend it gives confidence to oth-
H ers with money who nro satisfied from
H experience to follow his lead and bank
H on his judgment.
H The Tribune labors hard to put
H Senators Smoot and Sutheland and
H Congressman Howell In tho light of
H disapproving of President Roosevelt's
H remarks about marriago and divorce
U and polygamy and kindred offenses be
H ing placed under tho jurisdiction of
H tho Federal government. Tho Trib
al uno also tries to mako It appear that
H the Mormon people have been drivon
H into a state of consternation by what
M tho president says on the subject.'
H Nothing could bo further from tho
H. fact. Tho Mormons liavo no objoc-
'tlon to tho proposed chango and as1
H; neither Smoot, Sutherland or Howell
aro polygnmlsls or apolgists for poly
gamlst.s they can have no objection to
The dire pre-election" predictions of
tho Tribune that business In Salt
Lake would go to the dogs if the
amerlkearns party was not elected
have- proved to bo mqrp Idle threats
Intended to Intimidate voters-. Since the
defeat of tho'Kearns crowd) of grafters
and knockers, business in all lines has
taken on something in the nature of
a boom. The- real estate owners were
relieved from a sure raise in taxes by
tho defeat of tho grafters. Men like Mr.
Newhouse, it appears, obtained confi
dence In Salt Lake just as soon' as the
Kearnsltes were knocked out. If they
had won it, it Is very problematical If
these largo real estate deals would
have been consummated.
Tho school teachers aro to bo con
gratulated on their escape fnom tho
Another hard blow for tho Kearns
crowd was the school election re
sult. Tho gang Is certainly very
"grogy" at least.
The Tribune expressed astonish
ment that somebody didn't take notice
cf and rush to contravent statement's
attributed by It to somebody in an nl
lcged Interview. Tho reason for the
Tribune's disappointment, is that no
body believes anything in tho Tribune
without amplo corroboration and no
body cares to engage In a controversy
based on any statement tho Tribune
DR. ILIFF NOT- THE ONLY PLA
GIARIST. Editor Truth.
I notice that thero Is a little two
cent anti-Mormon book on tho market
entitled "Claims of tho Book of Mor
mon" by tho Rev. Daniel M. Holmlck
of tho Iliff M. E. Church of this city.
This littlo pamphlet Is fully in keeping
with tho ante Mormon and ante Utah
pamphlets that aro being distributed
by tho Salt Lake Ministerial associa
tion, and their allied societies In the
east, and all It needs to mako it com
plete Is tho "Devil Fish" map on tho
front page'. Nearly all tho preachers
and the religious press condemn most
vehemently "Palne's Age of Reason,"
Robert Ingorsoll, Voltaire, Hugh Pen
tlcost, and all writers who deny that
tho Blblo Is divinely inspired. Dut
now comes a littlo Salt Lake preach
er who wants to mako himself noto
rious by plnrglarlziug or writing, a
little parody on Thomas Palne's "Ago
The cover of Mr. Helmlck's pam
phlet says "Claims of tho Book of
Mormon critically examined from ovl
denco found In tho book Itself." On
pngo SO In Paino's "Ago of Reason,"
Mr. Palno says: "I will therefore meet
them (tho Christians) on their own
ground, and opposo thorn with their
own weapon the Bible." If you will
take Mr. Helmlck's preface and
change tho words "Book of Mormon"
lo "tho Holy Bible" you will have
tho Introductory remarks In Inger
soil's and Paino's works. On page 3.
I Mr. Holmlck sta v. "It is claimed
l by the people t .imonly called Mor
,1110ns, that tho book of Mormon Is a
divinely inspired record made by the
'prophets of ancient peoples, who In
i habited tho American continent for
centuries before npd immediately after
tho time of Christ." On page 4, "Mr."
Holmlck says, "the above claim is
contradictory, and tho book Itself re
futes the claims." Mr. Palno on page
75, of his work, states'. "It has been
the practice of all Christian commen
tators on the Bible to im
pose the Bible on the world as a mass
of (ruth, and tho Word of (lod. One
person states that a certain passage
means ono thing and another that It
moans directly the contrary and the
third that it means neither one nor
tho other, but something different
from both." All through Mr. Paint's
works ho says the Bible contradicts
itself. On pago 7 Mr. Helmlck says:
"From the foregoing proofs Wo havo
established as a fact our first propo
sition, viz., Hint tho Human testimony
as to tho origin of tho book of Mormon
is positively contradictory. On 'page
MO, Mr. Paine, in speaking of Mat
thew and Luke in their genealogy of
Christ, states "As they contradict each
other in every particular it proves
falsehood absolutely." On page 14 Mr.
Helmlck reasons as follws: "There
fore, If it can be shown that tho book
of Mormon contains evidences of illit
eracy, ignorance and absurdities we
shall havo proven our second propo
sition." On pago 144, Mr. Paine states,
"The New Testament compared with
the old Is a farce in one act, in which
thero is not room for very numerous
violations of the writers. There are
however, some glaring contradictions
which exclusive of the fallacy of the
pretended'prophecles, aro sufficient to
show the story of Christ to be false."
On pago 161, Mr. Paine further states,
will bo found "The absurdity of the
story Jd "worth noticing for It shows
tha writer of the book of Mntthew to
have been an exceedingly weak an J
foolish man." On page 17, Mr. Helm
lck gives evidence of the Ignorance
displayed in tho book of Mormon. On
page 110, Mr. Palno gives evidence of
the Ignorance displayed in the Bible.
On page 17, Mr. Helmlck says, "Nephi
slipped several cogs in his dates
when he saw the cow, the horse and
the ass, and Mr. Paine on page 97 says
Saul was 30G years out of date "when
ho went to seek his father's asses and,
was made king." Mr. Helmlck says
tho hook of Mormon is full of errors
and Thomas Palno says tho Bible is
all error. On page 22, Mr. Holmlck
scoffs at a cignr-shaped ship and on
pago 93 Mr. Palno pokes fun at an
iron bedstead. On page 23 Mr. Helm
lck says there is nothing to connect
the book of Mormon with the Amer
ican contient. On page 113, Mr. Paine
says there Is nothing to connect the
book of Job with the Bible. Mr.
Helmlck, on page 24, brands Joseph
Smith thus, "If he (Joseph Smith)
did not know the meaning of the
word (author) and still was not the
author, he brands himself as a stu
pendous falsifier and a perpetrator of
a gigantic fraud." On pago 101, Mr.
Palno states, "Will ye (the preachers)
with all tho mass of evidence ngalnst
you still march into your pulpits and
continue theso books (of the Blblo)
on your congregation as tho works
of Inspired penmen and the work
of God when It is evident that the
persons who yo say aro tho authors
aro not tho authors and yo know not
who tho authors are. What shadow
of pretence havo ye now for con
tinuing tho blasphemous fraud. Yours
Is a system of falsehood, Idolatory
and protended revelation. On pages
10 and 17, Mr. Helmlck in Ills hook
lot quotes some of tho worst passages
In tlie book of Mormon ho can find.
Mr. Palno asks all preachers to read
tho following to their congregations:
Ezek. 4:12-15; 2nd Kings 18:27; Islnh.
3G:12; Job 40:10-17; Gen; 19:30-30;
Deut. 23:1-13. On pago 21, Mr. Helm
lck In ills booklet, says that "there aro
passages in tho book of Mormon that
are . contrary to reason, Inconsistent
with .the plain dictates of common
sense: logically contradictory, and ri
diculous." Mr. Paine quotes tho following from
"An 1 ho said thou canst not see my
face, for there shall no man see mo
and live." Ex, 33:20:
"For I havo seen God face to face
and my life Is preserved." Gon.
"For ho (tho Lord) doth not afflict
willingly, nor grlevo the children of
men." Sam. 3:33.
"I will not pity, nor spare, nor havo A
mercy, but destroy them." Jer. 13:14.
"The Lord Is merciful nnd gracious,
slow to anger and plenteous in mer
cy." Ps. 103 :S.
"For yo have kindled a flro in mine
anger which shall burn forever." Jer.
"Drink no longer water, but use. a
little wine, for thy stomach's sake
and thine often Infirmities." Tim.
"Wine Is a mocker, strong drink is
raging, and whosoever is deceived
thereby is not wise." Prov. 20:1. k)4
"Therefore Michal, the daughter of j
Saul had no child unto the day of her ,i
death." 2nd Sam. C:23. .
"Tho live sons of Michal, tho (laugh- x
ter of Saul." 2nd Sam. 21 :S.
,"IJ,and my father aro one." John
-"My father is greater than I." John
Mr. Helmlck, the enemy of the book
of Mormon gives a few of its apparent
contradictory statements. The ene
mies of the Bible glvo 144 apparent
Contradictory statements. Mr. Hel
mlck closes his booklet with the
following: "The proofs presented In
the foregoing are Indulutable that
the book of Mormon Is not the Word
of God nor of divine authority." Mr.
Palno closes his "Age of Reason"
with the following: "I havo shown in
nil tho foregoing parts of this work
that tho Bible and Testament aro im
positions and forgeries."
In the foregoing I have tried to give
a fair, comparative statement of tho
utterances of two enemies of Chris
tianity, and the only difference be
tween them is that Mr. Palno was a
philosopher and a thinker and not a
hypocrlt. He did not pretend to be
a Christian and take up penny collec
tions to support him. Mr. Helmlck
depends almost wholly on the Metho
dist board of Home Missions for his
support. At least once a year the
poor children from the sod houses of
Nebraska, the dugouts of tho north
western states, the thatched-roof cab
ins of Pennsylvania and In fact from
all the homes of the United States,
tho chlllren of the Sunday schools aro
requested to bring their pennies to
help support the Homo Missions.
Ono hundred and thirty-six thousand
dollars of tho money thus collected
has been sent to Utah In a single year
to help tho poor Methodists of this
state. Of this $130,000 jucy plum, the
Rev. Mr. Helmlck gets a good big bite.
Instead of doing his duty as a Meth
odist preacher as prescribed In rulo
115 of tho Methodist Discipline, viz.,
"The duty of a preacher Is: 1st. To
preach, 2nd, to meet societies and
classes, 3rd, to visit the sick."
He squanders his time ranting at tho -
Mormons and injuring Utah. Like Mr.
Palno hunting through the Blblo for
errors, Mr: Helmlck must have spent
several weeks hunting through tho
book of Mormon for material for his ffi
little, Infidelistlc pamphlet. Just be- l
fore tho opening of tho Uintah Indian " 7
reservation, Mr. Helmlck and Dr. S. l
E. Wlshard purposely misconstrued .y
a Mormon's letter and at a meeting In
tho First Presbyterian church in this
city Mr. Helmlck frothed at tho mouth
got whlto around the gills at tho abovo
mentioned letter, and stated, which
was advertised to the world, tho gross
falsehood to injure Utah, that tho
Mormons wero trying to got control M
of tho Uintah Indian reservation and W'
I keep tho Gentiles out.
Beforo coming to Utah to live, I had
.never read any portion of tho book of
Mormon for I had been told that it
,was nothing but Spauldlng's Romance
and was not worth reading. But