gkc aXrj storton.
rfiUNDAY 7. FEB. 20. 188
9.C. 1KELA Keillor.
"Writing from Ogden the editor
of Tin: Astokian says: 'Outside
barbarians kiioxv very little about
ihe inner nature of Mormon
polygamy, because the saints take
especial care to keen their system
secret so far as it is possible. The
mere fact of polygamy is with us
-very properly held to mean the
destruction of home, as Americans
understand that term; the degra-
(lation ot woman, the improper
-nurture of children, the carrying
on of a debasing immorality un
der the name of religion. But if
the system in its details were bet
ter uuderstood, there is good rea
son to beliere that it would be re
garded with even greater abhor
rence than is now felt for it.
Whenever the curtain is raised,
cven a little, and a glimpse obtain
ed of the domestic life of the Mor
uicns if they can be said to have
a. domestic life there is sure to be
a revelation of degraded humanity,
coarse, tyrannical manhood, suffer
ing womanhood, and not infre
quently miserable childhood. The
Anti-Polygamy Standard has un
dertaken the work of letting in the
light on the dark places of Mormon
polygamy, and from it we cut the
Xollowing story from real life, not
as a horror, but as one of the
features of daily occurence. It is
told by a young girl:
My mother was quite ill at one
time, and 1, being the eldest
daughter, took care of her, and did
me Dest l could lor her according
to the suggestions of friends, for
we were not permitted to have a
doctor. Father used to spend a
week in turn with each of his
'-vires; and when mother was taken
sick her week was just over, and
, he was in the, next house staving
with another woman. I went in
there and told him that J thought
soother was very ill, and asked
Jbim if he would not come in and
see her for a while. The other
woman answered me very sharply,
and said mother had her turn last
week and should be satisfied with
what was right. Not replying to
cer, i said, '.bather mother feels
very badly indeed this evening,
xnd would like to see you par
ticularly; could you not "come in
and sit with her for an hour, it
would cheer her up.' 'I can't do
it, Lucy,' he answered, 'because I
have promised certain to go with
:Mary here to the ward party to
uJtiight; you take good care of her,
ano n sne is not leelmg better in
the morning let me know, and I
will have the bishop go in and lay
ixands on her. Tell her I'll try
ano drop in on Sunday after meet
ing is over ' Mntlipr minrlif- lvo
their coarse lords with a dreary
sort of patience. Around them
the happy homes of the Gentiles
exist; homes where the love of
husband and wife blooms in un
divided beauty, and where chil
dren grow up to revere their per
fect love, and live in the warmth
of a united and blissful purity.
Yet, if the Mormon woman
sees this and yearns for it, as
pure womanhood must, she must
stifle that yearning as a sin,
as a revolt against her faith.
More degrading still is the effect
of this system upon the men.
While it is true tnat the greater
majority of Mormons are grossly
ignorant, and are purposely kept
in ignorance, yet very few of them
really believe in their abominable
creed, or its sham revelation.
They are attached to it because it
vests in them a tyranical power
secured by religious sanctions, and
because it gives to their animalism
the garb of piety. Man- of them
are rich; many of them are remark
ably shrewd business men. 1 1 is
from these rich and shrewd men
that the saints chose their elders
and bishops, and there is thus
added to the authority of their re
ligion the authority of astute
knowledge of the world, whatso
ever of learning the society con
tains all the wealth and the tradi
tions of domestic discipline. How
can the poor woman purposely
kept ignorant, separated by their
jealousies and thus unable to com
bine, terrorized by their religion
bow can they resist the degrading
influences of the system of polyg
amy.' Ihe;r situation ought to
excite no feeling except that of
pitj', and the growth of that pity
into a desire to rescue them from
their servitude a servitude none
the less degrading because it is in
large degree voluntary. The pres
ent congress will fail of its duty
to civilization if it does not take
steps toward the wiping out of this
an average. M. de Foville thinks
this too high, valuing the unletter
ed conscript at from il20 to 1G0,
the old people and children still
lower, and the rest of the dead as
equal to ordinary emigrants to
Ill this ctt . February liitii. to the wife
of Thomas Law.son. a girl.
Smi FranciMo Call and Chronicle
A. P. D.
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Tuesday Bv'ng. Feb. 22, 1881.
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SILVER MBLB 11RE !
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MONDAY, FEBBaBY 21st,
BLOCK TIN, PIG LEAD,
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IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
D. C. 1.
vac; is over. Mother mirht have
died half a dozen times over
before Sunday, and 1 was so
indignant at his carelessness that
-lad I been sure she would die the
next minute, I -wonld neither have
gone after him no allowed him to be
sent for. He did come in on Sun
day, but fortunately she was so
anuch better by that time that she
did not care to sec him, and treat
ed him very cooly. I tell you that
polygamy is the most heartless and
Jove-destroying system that could
ever have been invented. I was
"brought up in it, and would gladly
lay a daughter of my own in the
grave rather tian see her enter it.
The striking difference between
Oriental ad Mormon polygamy is
the absence in the latter of the
.seraglio ad its vigilant guardians.
Strong walls, windowless on the
outer side, and hgkted only by an
internal court, are needed to im
prison the beauties of a sultan;
ihe constant scrutiny of eunuchs
-keeps them out of xrischiof. The
svltan distrusts thoroughly the fe
male character, and keeps it under
servile restraint But the Mormon
imprisons his wives m the fetters
of a faith that holds them in abso
lute subjection, The soul of the
Mormon woman is under the lock
and key of church discipline that
is to her full of terrors. It is verv
Tare that these wives, even under
the exasperating cruelties and dis
appointments that they suffer from
their tyrannical elders and bishops,
are false to the marriage vows that
are imposed with appalling solemn
ities in the temple. They sink
into a hopeless, prosaic existence,
.and take the heartless treatment of
The Cost to Prance of the German
In the second of a series of
papers which he is contributing to
the .bconomiste Francaise oh the
cost of the Franco-German war to
France, M. de Foville inquires
into the loss of population caused
by the conflict, exclusive of that
due to the cession of Alsace-Lorraine.
The German direct loss he
puts at killed on the field, 18,G73;
died from wounds, 11,51G; died
of disease, 12,301; missing,
4,009; total, 46,499. The wound
ed amounted to 127,SG7. On the
French side, he estimates the loss
during the war at 119,800; died in
Germany, 17,240; in Switzerland,
1,701; in Belgium, 124; total dead
from all causes, 13S,871. The
wounded are estimated at 143,006.
It will be borne in mind that the
French government has never pub
lished official lists on these sub
jects, and that consequently these
figures are only approximately cor
rect, but they are founded on the
inquiries of Colonel Pierroa, pro
fessor of the military art at the su
perior school of war. M.de Foville,
however, thinks that in certain par
ticulars the colonel has underesti
mated; and he would himself put
the loss in round numbers at
150,000, reckoning therein the
losses on both sides in the commu
nist insurrection that is, the total
loss of armed men from July, 1S70,
to June, 1871. The wounded,
permanently disabled and broken
down in constitution he estimates
at 100,000. In addition he esti
mates the losses of the civil popu
lation due to the war through suf
ferings of one kind or other, dead
in sieges, decrease of births and
emigration at 500,000, making a
grand total, including the perma
nently injured, at 750,000 people.
In a previous article he estimated
the cost of the war at fifteen
million francs, or GOO millions ster
ling, and he now adds to this sum
the value of these lives, which he
estimates at three millions, or 120
millions sterling, raising the money
cost of the struggle to France to
720 millions sterling. In a paper
written in 1S72 and republished
last year, Mr. Griffen estimates the
value of the life lost at G00 on
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Monday. Sale to commence at 2 P. H.
E. C. HOLDEN, Auctioneer.
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On Monday Evaning, February 21st,
For the benyfit bf Grace Church Parish
School, to as,t ih paying for their new
seats desks anil otler furniture.
..Tne. ltrtalnindiit wffl commence with
Bakers popular dtnina "Down by the Sea,"
in two acts, tucoiitiude with Baker's iaujdi
able farce. ."Thirty .Minutes fo Refresh
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D0WNU3Y THE SEA.
a (irama hi two act.
A iHierRariuoiiirAcitr merchant i
ovrrrvv:"".A"r'r'- 2. Ferguson
win. Luuiui'iiuti (a cury now ep......
ti ;r,r,'V rJ&-1. Anderson
John Gale (a . jfshemikn). .MV. Wni. B. Adair
:egesof John Gale
September Gnle I ,
March Gale i
Mf. .1 K TtiXtn
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Jean (jrapeftu (an old
Katc'Kayond a citybV
". Mr. F. 1 Pnrfci-r
Mr. L. A. Allen
LJfilT- . tr
Mrs. GalfCJohn Gales wffe).
vi..rr7!jrt7ii7,v"Ir,c"": " luininer
Kitty Gile (John Gales fliughter)
. yiifs Loretta J.. Allen
Thirw Minutes fofr Refreshmpnfc
fII ll ikniiu
Job Downby (a bachlorjf.
nee Htts (his co!ircq servauti
. I I -M- t ! Tl
John Foxton fa youiijj iiuirried'irentlfiimmi
r If l VIII. .. ,
Major 1'epper (U. sTa
Mr. K. i: Hiht.Tvsm
Mr. A P (nilii.i.
ill-m Loretta L. Allen
Miss Arabella iwlifc Nellie Mummer
Tolly (waiting maid at Highland station)
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who iSHHHH authorized to collect and receint
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A-4TJt. 1-eb. l-lth, 1-1
mWEMY DOI.I-VRS W1I.I. he A1D
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m-jir Btvokftt-iii on WediK-iav lant. while
?; mm i mar nx-K 10 rrtoKhebl. One
was twent-ono jears C age. and had on
Ills IMTvUUI Ml tllO liln.. !. oh.uL- -r a.v i
seven dollars in silver. The -eoml n.i;
iiMitv-uirfe jeni-s oia anu iiau a pKtol and
seven dollars in sliver. The third was tw entv-
Inilr Vl'lliv nlif itul I191I tliK.u ...... . -
gold pieces a twentj-fivecent piece, and a
wrrnairu. mr luunil W3S lwentT-eiht
years old and had SIM in gold. The above
rewards will be paid liv the iindersi'nied
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