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SCX DAY SEPTEMBER 2. 1877 SUNDAY READING. As the papers have been ever since Brig ham Young died, so, we may venture to guess will to-day's sermons be, heavily laden with dissertations upon and hot denunciations of the life and character of that remarkable leader of a remarkable movement. Follow ing a lead which trends in a very natural di rection, the Morning Appeal invites its Sun day readers to the consideration of one of the relations in which the name of the late Mor mon hierarch has been employed. Quite nat urally Young has been likened to Mahomet. But the more we compare the two characters, the less they seem to have had in common save the leadership of a new religious move ment and the absolute sway of a very consid erable body of fanatical followers. In per sonal characteristics the two men were widely different. Mahomet was beautiful of form and of a highly emotional and poetic nature, lie founded, not adopted and followed a re ligion as Young followed Joe Smith. Both were driven away from their homes by perse cution or violent opposition, (which is very much the same thing); but Mahomet fled from Mecca to Medina with but a single attendant, whereas Brigham marched into the heart of an unknown continent at the head of thous ands, and founded a holy city in the wilder ness. These following descriptive lines of the Arabian Prophet, at once place hi in in con trast with the strange, hard man who has just died: "In the midst of his obedient and grate ful capital " (Medina), says a late writer, "or at Mecca, under the hills where he had tended goats to win a scanty living, Mahomet ruled with barbaric equity, and still retained some traces of Puritan austerity. Of all the wealth of gold and gems, fine stones and cloths of gold, brought in by his successful marauders, he took nothing. Ho divided the plunder among his followers, or devoted it to sacred purposes. lie lived in extreme and almost abject poverty. His house was a poor cottago covered by leaves ; but around it were the eleven houses, equally plain, of his various wives. His food was chiefly dates and water. So liberal was he to the poor that his own family were sometimes in want and his child ren hungry; and with the riches of the East under his control, the patient enthusiast pre ferred to live in constant need." Save in the single fact of his polygamous practice there is nothing in this sketch which favors the rug ged outlines of the Mormon chief. But there is a likeness in the two religions; also there is a considerable degree of similitude in their accompanying codes of morals. Mahomet, like Smith and Young was the "revelator" of his creed and his deciples, His new fancies were sanctified to him and them by miracu lous intervention. "At Medina"' for instance, "Mahomet assumed the power of a temporal prince; his prolific tongue poured forth a new series of poetic ravings ; the Koran grew by a ceaseless tide of contradictory revelations, and was swelled to gratify the momentary itnpul ses, fears or wishes of its author. Never, in deed, was there so strange a mass of vanity, of folly, confusion and plain common sense." This would pass for a description of Smith at Nauvoo and his book of Mormon. More than twelve centuries have passed since Mahomet died. The religion which he founded ha3 had a stead- advancement in strength and in the number of its adherents ever since. But lit tie more than half a century has elapsed since Joe Smith died ; and the religion inculcated in the name of the Book of Mormon has ever grown with the increasing years. The secret of the success of these " False Prophets" seems to find a common ground of explanation. They addressed themselves to, as they found an origin in, the lives of the lowly. Their founders were loyal to their order. They ad dressed themselves to the sympathies, the passions, the necessities and the moral and physical advancement of their followers. Their origin shares the humbleness of that of the Christian religion. In a very large aspect it is "of the people and for the people.' Moreover, each of these faiths became weld ei into strength by early persecutions. Ma hornet might have died comparatively un known and only known at all by his somewhat incoherent rhapsodies, but for the intolerance of the Koreish authorities of his native city. Joe Smith Was in a fair way, by his vulgar greed and garish displays of personal vanity to have disgusted even the most bigoted of his converts, if he had not been made a mar tyr at the hands of a wild and savage mob. His swelling ambition, his lust of wealth and his absurd political pretensions must, sooner or later, have made him an object of distrust, lie had already, at that very early day (1844) accumulated well nigh a million of money by his system of tithes; and it is an interesting feature of the politics of his day that he was a candidate for the Presidency of the Repub lic. But we have long looked to Brigham Young as to the head and front of Mormon ism. It is with him and not Joe Smith that thia generation has had to deal Under Young the Mohammedan barbarism of polyg amy wa? successfully revived ; and those whose minds are content to see tilings through complacent eyes accustomed to the light of the Nineteenth century are loth to admit that in this age of enlightenment a religion has been founded whose followers already number more than did the believers in Mahomet at the day of his death. And yet, in the state ment of the growth of Mohammedanism, one finds a parallel to the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints. "From the death of Mahomet" says the writer above quoted, "the spread of his doctrine has never ceased. The number of his followers has ever contin ued to grow. His missionaries have laid aside the sword to assume the milder garb of teach ers and explorers. They are converting the heart of Africa and the islands of the Eastern seas, and it is asserted that what Mohamme danism has lost in Europe, it has more than replaced among the dark races of Senegal or Boiiieo, and that the Mahometan missionaries are more successful than the Christian, in all those barbarous lands." The constantly in creasing, always flowing tide of European proselytes to Mormonism attests the efficiency of the missionary service of the Saints ; and w haiever unpopularity they meet with in the United States is more than counterbalanced bv their successes in Britian and Scandinavia. MAKING CHARCOAL IN KILNS. The Eureka Sentinel of Friday has the fol lowing reference to a novel enterprise: Henry Allen, the well known contractor of Eureka, has just finished a work of consider able magnitude at Hot Creek, 22 miles from Tybo. Last summer he was employed by the Tybo Consolidated Company to build ID kilns, in which the Company proposed to burn the charcoal necessary to supply their furnaces at Tybo. He finished the work about one week a4o, and the Company were delighted with his work and paid him a high compliment on h!s skill and energy. Some idea of the mag nitude of the work can be gathered from the tact that 000,000 bricks were used in building the kilns, They are oval in shape, having a diameter of 25 feet. Each one has a capacity of 1,400 bushels, turning out that quantity of coal to each charge, the operation consuming just five days. A great economy of time is grined by using these kilns instead of burning in the old-fashioned way, and as the Company own a vast quantity of wood in the immediate vicinity, they calculate on their fuel costing them about one-half of the usual rates. Mr. Allen kept a forco of 20 men employed at the work for about three months, and finished his contract inside the time allowed him by the Company. Among the constant discoveries of Hum boldt county is the following, noted by the Silver State of Aug. 31: Mr. Henry Hoppin of Canj'on creek lias presented us with a block of mineral from a deposit discovered near his ranch on the Idaho road by Germain Lovejoy who had been prospecting in that vicinity. It resembles chalk in appearance, but is easily reduced to powder in the fingers. It is superior to any thing we have yet seen for cleaning glass and tinware or cutlery. It is odorless and taste less, yet deer, cattle and sheep resort to the canyon where it is locatrd and lick it as they do salt in the Western States. It can be cut out of the beds where it is found in blocks of almost any size and is excellent for the pur poses above mentioned. Some pronounce it a superior quality of silicon. A narrow escape from death is narrated by the Reno Journal of yesterday as follows: A very singular accident happened up at Mackay & Fair's on Thursday by which a teamster by the name of Carl Hanson, in the employ of Col. Mayberry, hauling wood to the flume from Section 44, came near losing his life and yet came out unharmed. As he was driving along through some timbers a tree was felled so that it missed the horses but struck the wasron just forward of the wheels and struck Hanson, who was on the outer side of the load, in such a manner as to crush him to the ground and hold him there seeurelv, until sufficient help could be had to deliver him from his uncomfortable position, Col. Mayberry, who has a large force of men near by, had them soon on hand and released Hanson, who was screaming loudly, more frightened than hurt. Snakey. The Reveille tells the folio win story of snakes and other reptiles. In one of the windows in front of Wixon n -V -- 1 i , - i . dc iXoruecK s urug store, there is a glass jar tilled with alcohol and containing the head of a rattlesnake. Gripped tightly in the jaws ot the snake is a piece ot cloth. Ihe history ot the snake and cloth is as roilows: A short time ago a man who was hunting horses in the hills on upper Reese River was attacked by a rattlesnake, which sprang from the ground and fastened its fangs in the sleeve of his coat. He took out his knife and cut out the cloth from the sleeve where the snake had fastened itself and then killed the snake and cut off its head, which, with the cloth still in its jaws, he presented to Dr. AVixon who was in the vicinity at the time. In the same jar with the snake's head there is a tarantula and a scorpion. The three beasts tret along to gether amicably in the jar, all being under the influence of spirits. MRS. PINNEFS COMPLAINT. The Bulletin o'f Wednesday comments as follows on Mrs. Pinney's relations to her scampish husband : In the procedings at Placerville the prose cution offered to show by several witnesses, among others, the daughter of Judge Hosmer, that Pinney was accustomed to beat and abuse Mrs. Pinney, to drag her about by the hair of the head, and that she told a number of peo ple that she was alraid of her life from hint. This testimony was ruled out by the Court on the ground that it was irrelevant. The Court allowed the questions to be asked of Mrs. Pin ney, but ' would not allow witnesses to be called to show their knowledge of Pinney's cruelty to her, or that she had expressed her terror of him to other witnesses. Pinney's newspaper organ thinks "that that part of her complaint in which she de clares she has hid herself away from fear of Pinney, or to escape from him, is absurd on its face, since Pinney is under arrest and could not sea her without her consent and the consent of his guard." This absurdity van ishes when it is known that Pinney at Placer ville went where he pleased, his guard leav ing him to his own courses, and seldom ac companying him. The Bulletin has called attention to the lose mannner in which he has been allowed to preambulate in this vicin ity. He has treated more as a distinguished guest of the city than as a prisoner under re straint. By the Chronicle's statement Pinney was iu her room, at the Grand Central Hotel, at Oakland, the very morning on which she disappeared. Why was he not in the San Farncisco jail where the law assigned him se cure quarters? HLs vigilant watch over his divorced wife seems never to have been re laxed. If Mrs. Pinney, as she swears in her complaint, was in terror of Pinney, she was evidently afraid to say at Placerville that she was afraid. The offer of the prosecution to show Pinney's horrible brutality towards her, and that she had made repeated declarations of her fear of her life from him, give strong support to this idea. D. A. Bradshaw of Paradise Valley went hunting last Saturday and in two hours and a half by the watch bagged sixty-five sage hens. The crew of a threshing machine disposed of them easily in a day. Sileer State. Which is the greater feat the shooting or the eating that's the question? Let it be re ferred to the Sazerackers. SPECIAL NOTICE. (y ACCOUNT OF SPECIAL REASONS We aro Selling Oat mt Coat. Our ZZ2n.tlx-(& Stoolc MUST BE SOLD IN 90 DAYS! It require only a oJl to be cocrlnced, that w art selling good cheaper than it firm la Canoa City. Following are son ot our special price: Calicoes, Eighteen Yards for $1 DOMESTIC CJIXGHAM9 t yards for f 1 LONSDALE MCSLIV f yard 4 f r 1 WHITE ROCK att'SLIX yard for $1 GRASSCLOTH 8 yard for 91 CANTON FLANNELS 8 yard for 1 And All Good Accordingly, PLEASE CALL EARLY AND BE CONVINCED oIaCovicii Carson City, August 1, 1877. BROS G Rice & Tickner, KXERAL INSURANCE AGENTS, CARSON CITY, NEVADA. MASON & CO., Paper collars have gone out of fashion in Austin. They aro a progressive people those Lander-folk. AGENTS FOR .-Etna, Fireman' Fond, North British and .Mercantile, Scottish Commercial, London S Liverpool & Glob Royal, Imperial, Northern and Queen. Special attention given Woodyard risk. au25tf J. I. REKSEY, Solicitor. UNION and STONE JOHN ROSSER, - PROPRIETOR CARSON STREET, CARSON CITY. m n e Bo of. VERY BEST CCTS OF IVXiAtton, 2La2XLl3, Another Forest Laid Low. The Carson Valley News of Friday last has the following obituary notice : The bombardment which has been sroinsr on in Dry Canyon, just above town, for several months past, will soon cease forever. The forest of stately pines which adorned that mountain gorge a few months since, is no more; but instead, 0,000 cords of four-foot wood lies bleaching in the autumn sun. It will not be flumed this season. Eto. Veal, Etc , Etc AND ALL KINDS Ol" SALTED MEATS S A I' RAGE, TRIPE. HEAD CHEESE, Etc., Etc., Etc., Constantly on Land at each of the above place. JOHN ROSSER, Propeietor. Carson, August 23, 1S77. U EXCHANGE CHOPHOUSE STE XX SALOON, M. CLESCOVICH, PROPRIETOR. Northeast corner of Carson and Second Street, oppoait Oriuabjr Uvim Cariua City. Nevada. Till WEM -KNOWN NO LONO.ET4 II lished first-clays Restaursjit aud Oyster Stand la kept open rrora o o cjock a. m. unm a a. H. me eookuur aud all the facilities are unsurpassed by any establishment of the kind, here or elsewhere. Oidrr will receive prompt attention. XcTMr. Clcscovick will sueriutend personally. July 7, 1877. WELLS, FARGO & CO , ANKERS, EXCHANGE AND I X PRESS OFFICE, CARSON CITY, NEVADA. From and after thU date Wells, Fariro S Company will BUY AND SELL MINING STOCKS. IN CGREETT BLOCK, NORTH CARSON STREET, CARSON CITT. AEVAD4. f HOLE SALE A5I) RETAIL EALEBS tS Provisions, Grockeiy, Glassware, Tinware, Canned Fruits, Butter, Lard, Grain, Ccal Oil AXI ALL AHTKLr H ISIALLY KKI'T ix a FIJl-ST CLASS STOIMI Of jth kind of mercantile business iu wM-it ilnf ara eu-vJ Liberal Martina Allowed on Approved Stock. C'.rson, Aujjust 25, 1377. L. MORRIS & CO. TO THE FRONT. RECEIVED AN STOCK OF IMMENSE jrjAVINO Fancy and Staple Dry Goods From the East, which were bought there duriog'tia late financial crisis, we propose to give our customers tha benefit of It. 18 yards Calico for-.. $1.00 10 yards Bleached Muslin for - SI.OO I O yards Canton Flannel for fl.OO I O yards Crasscloth for S 1 ,00 4 pairs Ladies White Hose CO 3 pairs Ladies Striped Hose.... SO And Ererrthlng fa Proportion, L. MORRIS & CO. Carson, August 1, 1S77. CARSON CITY BREWERY, King street, Carson City, tlT Ordan taken and Goods delivered "1 TO ANT r A I:T OF THE C1TV FI.EE OF I II I t:oK Carson, ..fay 5, 1876. MASON A CO. Closing Out SaSc OF DRYC OODS. FANCY COODS, CARPETS, ETC. MRS. J. SHEYER & CO., HAVING PKTK1 fruut business, m Offering their Fntlr Stock Coat. regardless of All Goods Must be Disposed of III the shortest poeuuU tone, fur C-Jj, And at Bargain Never Before Heaid at. Ail persons indebted to the above firm to miu immediate aguLrru&fct, otbvrwUw b auurotd. MRS. J. ftUGYEK A Carson, July 27, 177. lm are (Uoit.-J OullxVti'Jil to. PROPRIETOR. fJlHK OF VEhV BEST QIALITV BEER Orders promptly LAGER FAMILY RESTAURANT, COIIKEU OF Canon and Ti-lejrrapli treela, Carson City. Made on the Pacific Coast or an rw here attended to. The fcdoon U constantly supplied itb the finest brand. WINES, LIQXO ft AND CIGARS. t3 GIVE 51 E A CALL jau 11 JACOB KLEIN". HAVING FITTEO UH Kestauraot room at the above named place, 1 am prepared t arv)uimodatc iiiy customers and geuurallj. Carson, July 25, 1875.' 1. KAISSR. Ut a missing man, who was thought to have been murdered, the Silver State of Fri day says: Nothing h.is been heard of Mooro. the missing sheep herder, who disappeared from his camp in Sonoma canyon two weeks aso. As his best clothes are missing the supposi tion is, that regretting an agreement he had entered into in regard to a flock of sheen, he packed up his traps and left the country. Charles Kemler of Paradise Valley has brought to his mill at Winnemucca 25.000 pounds of wheat of his own raising. The Silver State says the grain is plump and free from smut FELIX H. MERZBACH, I'UOKEHSOn OK1 MUSIC AND AGENT fOIl THE STEINWAY, CHICKERINQ, AND HALLET & DAVIS PIANOS. OIKcc at J. O. FOX'S, Carson City. J. Offlco i Jan26tf W. WATERS, M. D. roar ot Willis On King- street, at Drug-ator, caeson:citt, jtstada j HEALER IN Groceries, Ejfjr, Oranges, Imon, Freali and lirled Fruit, I'ineapples, C'herriea, Cocoauuls, KitfS, cgetables, Itanuuas,! Urapea, t'iofoctiiuery, Nuia, Freaii Kish, Fresh Ranch Butter, Tobacco, Ciyar, Etc Etc Etc I'LACE OF BUSINESS: No. S. Poath Carson street, opposite til Capitol, Carson City, Nev. myetf J. IVANCOVICIH ) W. rOX, M. 0. J. . l. smart, II. D. DRS. FOX & SMART, pHYSICIAN8 AND SURGEONS OFFICE: Waltz's BuUdicjr. coraar of Kin? aid Cum (treet, Carson tftr, Menula. VtSwe Ueuxa ; r rvm li m. to S r. a a?l BILLIARD TABLE FOR SALE. y4 T 11 A T H U U E 1 S X ( II t U U Car tr.t, Carsk-u Cii;, May be Seen a 5x10 CiJLiard Table, mi.K- by STUAHLE A. CO., OK SA KH.1.N(HV(), I'uruUhed with Do Lanry's Patent runhlona and Mate Del, ThU table cct 8100. It will be sold fr 230. i It is in perfeft repair and la comparatively new. IV r mis diirin a billiard talilii, aud a g-Kl lar;ain, are im it. .J to ! take a lnoL at thia one. 1'RKU KA'f ll; S K, j C'arnon, July 'il, ls77. lw l'ro.ri. tor. ASSIGNEE'S SALE. TOTICB IS HKKKNV titVKV HV TIIR X undersized, Ai(,-nee in bankrupu v of the m'.'.iU, ,( A. B. Drieabadi and A. li. Itrivabach uod 11. 1. Hai-Ji, bankrupts in baiikriipN-v, that I Kill sell ut puMic au !i n on MONDAY, SKlTKMisKIt 3, 1S77, at 11 ol-.k a. in front of the County liuilOing in C:uou I 'it y, to the l.i'ln t bidder fur iub, in gold coin, the follwm,; ili'M'nl eii prop erty, to wit: All the ri'ht, titl and interest of the kaid A. li. Orieabaeh, bankrupt iu baukrupuy, to teht) -loj-thousand aud fifty share of minim: stock iu the mine known as the "ourtbef Jul Oold and Mitrr Ilium; Company," located in Kureka luiuhip, in the county of tureka, State of Ne ftda. Alao, all the riht, title and luU-reat of said b.i;ilru;.l itt and to a certain uiiiiiw; quart rlaim, kno n as tliU ),i vidson or lleuut Hope -Mine," located iu t.rizi Knu At iit -ing District, in Kl Dorado county. Mate ni t'a!itouii:. Alao, all the rlfht, title and interest to the note, book account and demands beloniu,' to (aid estate, that re main unsatisfied at the time of sale. ISKAKI. CUAWFOItD, Assl.tie. Carann City, Auirust hth, ls77. REWARD. Causes-, AUifust Oth, U77 A Reward of FIVE Hl'NDItKD DoU.AKS iu I uited States gold com will be paid for the arre.it and eomictioii of til. party or parties who cut the two water maim and attempted to destroy tb third, of the Canton t tty Water Works, at the Junction of Phillips' and Never' ranch between th 1st and Oth of the prut mouth. Jaouey up and no grmnblln. u7 iu" . P. SWEEXEY.