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THE ARGUS, TUTPIiSD AX, MAKCH 17, 1904.
SMITH IS PROPHET
Colony at Lamoni, Iowa, Head
quarters of IMon Polyga
BEEN SO FEOil EEGINNINO
People Waiting Tor Second Coming
of Christ Community
I)-s Kmin-s, In.. March 17. While
J'i f siilcut ,i r-iih Smith. if lt:ih. ti-.-ti-ti'vs"
Ix-fi ! the l"nil-l Stales .-ct'iilc
to J ii !it-t ifinij put vti rn y :nil .-in I h:iv
j iir five wivi-s. x-n.-in;r himsHf fur
lis siets hy the rhiiin th.it Ire is l!
hi-ili! ,f the Mr,rni;ii i-hurc-h. as iiirh
I i'iii-lir-.s ml ytz.i in y :i- :i ilircrt reveia
ti' ti from (. the mii -f the nri;riii:il
.In-:! Smith fi.nn . er i.f the .Mi.r-i
isii 11 ehiireh !!: real hesiil of the
-!inr-h to.Iav, livi-s in .1 lit lie Iowa
v i'l.i ain! is ri ? nr hi.; life In pro
J:ii';i t i riLf JJurifn ni-in an I !eiimtieiny
ra m y. Tin- ;;o.l s .i-i t:n-!i- is pre
senter! of .lo-t-ph S'l.iitli.of I'tah. and
.li .-r .h Smith, rif Inwa. both -!:ii mi n:r
to In' the hear; i.f the ehiireh. onr-t'-.iehiny
find ir:i-l ii-iiiy polygamy, the
oiln-r di;riiiHin with I'H'rv hrealh
ll'f pr I;. ;.':;:::'':. jr;uti-i-.
In i he lit 1 1 - town .f Lamoni. la..
t!iei" live- li.ilnv I h- n of that .lo
!i Sntitli who h;i 'hot to death ill
Carthage. III., a trr ;i-r;iti.n :itri. This
yr.u.f miii is . iv:i-hit!ir thi- religion .f
his fathr r and Iraiiiin:' the m n wlioi
lit c:i -h:'..-';i hy i.'i'. ilie rev-hltir II
i:ei tl- f.i t h-r a n:i irr:i nr' fat !:ei
he ':--!! i f the faith. The -Inn of
rial Smiths, who link upon the
1 tah Sniith as an i p i eriojur and a
fal-r- teaeher. i.- interv-1 inij anl ,r-liiantir-
in the extreme.
Tun Son I.-f t.
When the r ,ri? "i:a I .li..-p!i Smilh.
thtoiiLih whom the hook f MnniK.n
was lirrnii'h t r.nt. vv:i- shot In !eatii
I'V an infuriate:' iip.Ii r f 1 1 iin. .i -a lis a I
Carthaire hark i.i 1-H. In- left two!
sons, the eldest-of vhom was a boy
12 years of j;e. Joseph. -Jr.. hy name.
IJytlir faith wh.ieh is ruie .f the chief
charms .of the .Mormon reii.trion the
seer her. 'leal hut to his srn the ciivTiie
rijjlit t perpetuate 1 lie Mormon
ehiireh irnl heeoiiu a pr pht-t of IonI.
in ranking similar to .lo-r-ph. ALra
I am and John the i!a tist sui;i seeor.d
i nly to .le-.is Christ. This hoy f 1
lived with his mother, ll.e 'e.til and
oriiri'KiI Mrs. Joseph Smith, until she
had inculcated in hir:i the teachings
of his martyred father. - Then he as
sumed the leadership. :uiaoi::iri.-I I.ir.i-.-ejf
as a prophet of (iod. i.eaiie.I 11m1
true Mil moil v-lmrth and year?
airrr. rsiaijiished himself in J.amur.i.
la., ther.- to iratln-r the e!e t am!
saint.- it limit him. there to await the
seeni 1 coming of Christ.
Hale at Seteotr-on.
.loseph Smith, Jr.. pro.het, is m.w
a man r f 71. hah and hearty ,el. with
a'osohite authority oer a ytri.ni'
cliiileli an ! reai inir a son. to v. l: jii
the title f prophet and h;'a ! of tin
church L'r.es hy riirhl f hiith. This
propin t h-a!s the !if.' f an on:iii:try
Ijii-im.-s man nT .mi iidinary eoiiuirv
town iii the mi-ti.'le west. Fv cry
mr ruii.ir at i o'clock h rises :.ud.
after a hearty hrcakfasr. walk- from
hi-. hom:'ifi tin o!l"c:- of tie.' Saints
lleial I. Ihe iaper i f tin- cd.iirch. a dis
tance .f i -.er a mile, an ! there he
wr rks all iav.
a!mi..-t eoar.-c!y. and h-nk- like a wel-to-do
farmer, and alwavs has an opei
hor.J; of -ir.rmon in tin- desk a.s he
works, ciitat i.n? his n.iris poiuieiicc
an! at ten lintr h the spiritual affair.
ef the L'.Mi.diiO communicants of hU
faith. Vi t this is t !: man who is
looked upi n a- a propin t of (iod in
direct line with Moses and A hraha m
and who Is r:. 1 iierinir the Mi.rmoii
to-i th'-r in ee :rreat "stake." where
Jesus will have ip :i tiii-n ft ii i'.nd'iiLr
t lit-ri ) w he:i l.i- com vs.
The little town of Laui.ni. will) its
l.ni'U iiihal.itant.-. is a sacred place to
the M imoiis or com in i: niea u I s of tln
Kcci irni.'-! Churcii i f Jc-us ( .:-:
of I.att. r l!a Saints, as the f.dl title
froes. Tip Mi run n s'.-t I lenui:t there
;is founded L'U year.- ai-o. In t!i;-.
li'lh- out -of-l iie-w :: village '!wel' I he
heads of the church. Here also is
the present prophet's brother. -A'ex-a-.der
11. Sniith. counselor to the
president and prophet. Here also is
i:;.-hi p II. h. KoMey. third mciiiber co"
the first jresi.:eney and ci unst-Ior :f
the prop'u-t. To these three men,
plain Iowa farmers or country niei
eha::ts in appearance. iirc.-s, sjieech
and maimers, all true members of the
church believe that h.d. through Ids
angels, appeals and reveals his wiil
and pleasure eoncerninr his cho.-eii
Ifnve Many M!sl-narl i.
I'n. m l.ainoni out missionaries
to all the e: u.'itries i f the known
worM ami islands of the explore! seas
to convert the peojde to M ormoni-m ;
to Liim: id come or I'eport. all these
missionaries, to the pri.phrt who con
trols their destinies. It was; under
tin- direction of the prophet that this
colony was established in I. ami ni in
lsl, when a committee coasi-t iii"; of
David Dancer and Klijah !!;a:t;i vi-n1
from 1'iano. IP., where Ihey had irem
after lu-inir dri-n out i f Nauvoo. I!!.,
after virtual civil war. to the prairies
of southern Iowa, where a company
was formed t purchase all Ihe !;:nl
it ei.-:. Id eearc. This same land was
afterward so!..' to their hrethern who
fi Slowed within a few ears. Fort.v-sevi-ii
families hi lit at iiiut. I.amoui
was founded am! named after a fa
miliar character in tin bm k of Mor
mon. Mormons then went to l.ainoni.
within a s!n rt time, b.v the car load
and even by the train load from ew-ry
part of the I'idted Slates and now
then- aie several thousands living ii:
Ihe town an I adjacent country.
The settlement i- irrowiiiif ami pro.---u-iiiiir.
I're.-i dent Smith i-onducts a
hi rye pu I,'!i - hi nir business, having his
o;iicc and rle-k in the lare two-story
print in if plant Known as the lleraid
ollice. Ileie the Saints' Herald is
p.i!iii-iiei! veek).. devoted exi-1 us! v e 'v
to the p.r pairation of Mi rmonisiu.
litre I- a comph-te priiitinir and bind
iii"; plant, ti.e ci;ua! of any in the vve.-t,
fr ::i which only Mormon books and
pnmphN-ts are isiie I. The prt pht f is
ident of a colleire t a v. hi-h
vouiiir Mormons from all hut the
west iro, are (auyht the i lassies an !
liceces. with a pest course in Mor
mon theoloirv. . t l.aim.ni is also a
home for ajj-eJ Mormons with every
thing Uiai n.i.V.ey can buy for them to
-os the their declining years. Here is
the largest l.att er-Day Saints church
'ui the vvorid. where the projihct
preaches reynlar'y .Sunday ami
where he has had the visions and
prophesies in the past too few, alas,
of which were fiillided to prove that
Hie power of hi father, the seer, was
l'rophn le Kpllad.
That the.-e prophesies, have not been
fulfilled, in. most instances, the presi
dent easily am ipretly explains by an
lioiinein that until all th prophesies
of his father, the seer, meet with ful
fillment his cannot hfyin, so there are
many more vears of waiting and of
Prophet Smith's views on polygamy
are best epres-ed in his own words:
"The honk i.f Mormon is full of pro
tects jiyaiust pi l. ua my. Here is one:
hold. Da, id and Solomon truly had
many wives an. I concubine.-, which
thin"; was abominable before me. saith,
the I. old; whent 'ie, thus saith the
Lord, i have led ih.i- people forth out
of the kind of Jc rn-a !em by the power
of mine arm that I niiirht rai-e up
unto lue a righteous branch, from tin
fruit of the loins i f Joseph. her elore
I. the Lord bd. will not suffer that
this people will do like unto them ol
dd. for there shall not any man
anion"- yr u have save it he one wife
and c. iieubincs he shall have none,
i'or 1. the Lord iod, deliuhti-t h in ihe
cha-tiiy of woiiicn.
"So vi. a -i-e true Mormon-s. the fol
lowers of the seer and tin- people
vhi.m I teach, do not believe in polvy
amy: in fa-t. moiioir-iniy vvas adopted
and pi.lv ".'a my d.-clari-d to be a crime
by the church in 1:5.". in public as
sembly, and this nctii.li repeated in
"T':e church under i:y !e:i le is h ' p i
t'on ri-himr and the work will be car
lie I u by lu.v mil the next prophet,
now- a youiiir man of '.'', Frederick M.
Smith. We have an actual enrollment
of -:o.i e i to :!).(.:;'. w'.tii luil.ono attendant.-
on an aviraye from year's cud
to year's cad. We have missionaries
in F.njrh-.iul. Wal -s, Scotland. Ncrway.
S-.vede:i. Austria, the Society islands,
the Thousand islands and Canada.
The middle section of the 1'nited
States tlnds u ihe most flourishinir
The lids.-ioiia ries seat to the Thoi:-aiul
i. da nds an l the Society islands in the
days t.f the seer remained there true
and their seed are still carrvini; o-.
the work; they are faithful to the
-hurch anion"- the ahoritr'nr s.
"I va called to be the head of the
ehiireh in April 10; by direction of
the seer and by direct word of Cod
had by me In a vision. 1 have been
at the head m w alnu -t fertv-four
years and the work is a eratnl one.
We are prepariny i'or the second eom
imr of ( h:i. t; i will be a literal irat Ii
erinir together of his cldldrcn. We are
preparing .-takes here an! at Inde
pendence. Mo., where all true believers
will assemble for the I.i rd's -coniiujr.
lie will come to us here audi lind us
ready and waitinsr for Ids !eai!;rshij).
Yes. Christ will come In-re: what is
there wmideiful in that? Do v on not
c: min ol
believe in ihe s-ci.n:
Christ? We do and we believe in the
Htei a! jratherir.o toetiuT anl lie re is
where it is to be. We d. not know
when he will o inc. but we are yath-
riuir now -o as to be rca-iy and when
the scattered are all together then will
t hri-t come an 1 find his kinirdoni
w aitiair. his pcoph havintr l-en yuard
e.i and iruided l;y the p.rophets of tht
line church as thev were by the
prophets of the hicn days."
SitouiI I laee I'cikhIIiIIII leu.
The selection of a caneddate for the
second place in our iroverumcnt i
iiovv aj it t i u.ir the olitieal leaders ef
the i-ouiitry. lie should lie selected
with reference to his capability for
tillU'ir the first odice siiouhl an cmer-jj-cney
demand it. In medicine, how
ever, there are no second place pos
sibilities, for those who have once
tiie.1 Hosteller's Stomach Hitters are
convince. I that it is the first, hist ::n:l
i nly i ne they need to cure sh-h head
ache, thit lilency. heartburn, pom- ap
petite. Ir.dinvstinti. dyspepsia ami ma
laria. We want every sick man anl
woman to try a bottle and te-t it for
their own satisfaction. It will please
you. In the sprir.if it is alsi. very bene
ficial, purifyimr the blood, toniuir up
the sysieni and overcoininir thai til'cd
feelintr. He sure to trv it.
Who Can Guess
in Koek 1-lan 1?
We Will Tell You.
Hy doiiur srood work. Hy v.s:r: ood ir :.' erials. ' Hy usinir. painless
methods. Hy treatinir all alike; we "nave no favorites. Children are
riven the best of care and treatment. We make one price to all.
We will srive a $20 sot of teeth with natural irums, aluminum, lined,
and irolii-ti'iied teeth for $10.
Also a line 22k. pold crown f ir $.". warranted for 20 years. Fill
ings $1 and up. Clcanitiir, free; also extracting.
Open Every Evening and Sunday.
1t"!0'-j Second AveiiMe.
A. H1XNF. S SHOF. STOr.II.
Old "phone irrceii 221.
. " oyki: 1.
hnve met with such success
One side of our Hujr, the other is just like it,
R.OCK ISLAND RUG
O 220." 4th Ave. Kock Island. Old 'l'hone i.'1'J AV
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Do It Now!
Telephone us to
call for jour Car
pets and have
them cleaned, re
laid, and those old
Carpets worn by
beatinir (the old
way) made into
nilAC'l IFF DI'IH.S.
New 'Phone, .1001.
ANTHONY PARID0N AND
HISS CHAR GRAHAM WED
Kee. H. H. Williams, at the parson
r.jre of the idrt Methodist church, at
t, o'clock vtslerday aftcinooii .tlicia
te:l at the marriage i f Anthony l'ar
i Ion an l Miss ( lara (iraham. a w oil -kii.-w
n y'i!ijrVoup!e of South Ilciirhts.
They were attended by J. W. Crahaui,
Jr.. and Miss l'.-(e!ia lirahaiu. broth
er and sister of the rroom. The cou
ple wil! make tluir home on Fiirh
teenth avenue, in South Heights.
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and change things around you will find many opportunities for improvement; you'll probably want to buy some
new furnishings. That will be the time to remember that you are welcome to come here for suggestionsfor infor
mation and ideas that will be of help to you in arranging your home to suit you better.
Our Fzirniture Values
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ski: i s.
Carpets, Matfing9 Linoietims
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