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Dr. Horn Readies Utah
THINKS MOUNTAIN SCENERY GRAND.
Describes Trip from Denver to Salt I.nko
City, by way of Pueblo. Visits
Cn c of the Winds, on
Concluded from last week.
Salt Lake Cit-, Oct. 14, 1902.
As wo approached the summit of the
Rockies, the air became more rare ant
with many breathing became difficult.
One portly man afflicted with asthma
was almost overcome. In fact, at one
time ho was pronounced beyond hope
of recovery, and it was even announced
by the physician that he was dead, but
behold him recover as the descent was
being made, and a real man remains as
a subject snatched almost from the
hands of the undertaker.
Much there is on a mountain journey
to interest, much to call forth express
ions of surprise and appreciation.
The geologist may here revel in glee
as he observes unmistakable evidences
of the earth's formation and age. As
the train enters the canon of the Grand
river, one can do little else than re
main quiet and drink in as much beauty
as his little cup will hold, and then
close his eyes because of his inability
to comprehend the scene.
Mr. Warman paid the following
poetic tribute to the Canon of the
When I rhyme about the river the laugh
ing, limpid stream,
Whose ripples seem to shiver as they glide
and glow and gleam;
Of the waves that beat the boulders that
are strewn upon the strand.
You will recognize the river in the Canon
of the Grand.
When I write about the mountains with
their heads so high and hoar,
Of cliffs and craggy canons where the
waters rush and roar,
When I speak about the hills that rise so
high on either hand,
You recognize the rock-work in the Canon
of the Grand.
God was good to make the mountains, the
valleys and the hills,
Put the rose upon the cactus and the
ripple on the rills.
But if I had all the words of all the world
at my command,
I couldn't paint a picture of the Canon of
Passing many points of interest, let
us pass over the less elevated Wasatch
range and enter Salt Lake City, the
City of the Saints. This city is known
the world over on account of its being
the Zion of Mormonism. Converts to
the faith from nearly every nation
flock here to spend their last days at
this Mecca. On Sunday afternoon I
joined the throng that hurried to the
great turtle shaped tabernacle erected
by Brigham Young, and heard two ser
mons, supposed to set forth the ex
cellencies of Mormonism, but which in
my opinion were very weak utterances
of the most trivial trash. The first
speaker said he had been a mormon for
fifty years, but the number of wives he
had domiciled during that time and
still lived ho neglected to state. Ho
was bdd headed as a broom handle;
his moustache as grey as the frosts of
Greenland's icy shores, yet he was
very presentable, and no doubt had
been the center of affection of many a
blooming maiden who was willing to
show her unselfishness by sharing the
queenly position of wifehood with as
many other heroines as his fancy and
purse might attract within his thresh
old. He tried to pursuade his auditors,
numbering about 8,000, that Mormon
ism is a divine institution because when
their crops fifty years ago were about to
be destroyed by crickets, the Father
sent gulls to destroy the pesky crickets
and the crop was saved. His reason
ing was lame. Those identical gulls
also ate the crickets that molested the
grazing grounds of the Indians who
were after Mormon scalps, hence ac
cording to the speaker's own logic, the
savagery of the Indians must have
been divinely appointed and maintained
because of the mission of the gulls.
The second speaker's story was as
faulty as that of the first speaker.
The story of either held water about
like a fish net. -The main point set
forth by the latter and lyounger Cicero
of the platform was that the Mormon
revelation was up-to-date, having come
to earth little more than fifty years
ago through Joseph Smith, ct al.
Joseph Smith and Brigham Young
were pictured as angels shorn of their
wings. He did not refer to Brigham
Young's multitudinous wives as
angelesses because the least imagina
tive mind has no difficulty in observing
the Bee Hive in a turmoil as the
pillow fights between favorite wives
filled the air with the downy white of
birds slaughtered -to feed the preacher
apostle, who no doubt went into hiding
at the outset of each fracus to avoid
sitting as n board of arbitration to de
cide upon the merits of the case.
Whatever is said in criticism of
Mormonism, and a book-full can bo
marshalled against it, it nevertheless
remains true that some things may be
said in its favor. It has been the chief
agent in transforming a desert wild into
a beautiful city of 65,000 souls.
Salt Lake City, the child of Mor
monism, has 100 miles of streets, each
132 feet wide, and the blocks are 660
feet square. In the heart' of the city
stands the temple built at a cost of
$5,000,000. Its towers and minarets
riso 215 feet above the ground, and can
be seen for miles. None but the
elect are permitted to enter the temple,
and it is thought that some arc curious
enough to accept the faith in order to
get a glimpse of the interior of that
stately tcmplo. The turtle-shaped
tabernacle, accommodating 10,000 peo
ple, is only a few rods distant, and is
pronounced one of the most unique
structures in America. In company
with a friend, I visited the tabernacle
before the hour for service, and though
it is 250 feet long, a pin dropped by
the side of the great organ could bo
heard distinctly in the rear of the room.
Its acoustic properties are said to be
uncqualcd anywhere. The pipe organ
contains 5,500 pipes and cost $115,000
being the second structure in value in
the world. A chorus of 500 voices
sings at each service, offering a draw
ing card to the lost to come and hear
the truth according to Joseph Smith.
About 16 miles from Salt Lake City
is the Great Salt Lake, 100 miles long
and 60 wide, and ',218 feet above sea
level. "Salt Air," a mammoth bathing
pavilion, hag been constructed about
2,000 feet from shore at a cost of $350,
000, including the electric light plant.
This structure has the reputation of
being unsurpassed in the wide world.
Bathirfg here is a luxury. One may
float to his heart's content for it is im
possible to sink. The water is heavily
charged with salt, and when once
tasted will never bo forgotten. The
lake is 10 feet lower than it has been
known for years. Old settlers are
authority for the statement that it rises
and recedes once in seventeen years.
It is now at low tide, a condition which
forces bathers to walk about half a
mile to deep water, whereas, formerly
one could leap from the grand pavilion
into seven feet of water.
E. C. Horn.
Terminal Tiot Yet Arranged.
"You have. discovered a neyr .disease,
have you, doctor? What are you go
ing to call it?"
"That Is a matter requiring some
thought," responded tho eminent med
ical specialist. "I have decided upon
n name so far as tho first three or four
syllables are concerned, but have not
made up my mind yet -whether to clas
sify It as an 'Itls' or an 'osls.' "Chica
All He Needed.
Ascum I hear thnt French count
your wife and daughter met abroad Is
going to visit 3'ou.
Rlchman Yes; I believe ho Is.
Ascum Better take French lessons,
RIcbninn Oh, I'm fixed. I got a
professor to tench me how to say, "Sor
ry, but I have made It a rule never to
lend money." Cleveland Plain Deulcr.
A Word Too Much.
She You're not paying attention to
May Roxloy nowadays.
Ho No; she had entirely too much
to say to suit me.
He Yes; she said "No." Washington
Friendship you have to buy Is dear
at any price. Chicago News.
llovr to Keep Younfi'..
One of tho secrets of keeping youug,
vigorous and supple jointed Is to con
tinue to practice the activities of youth
and to refuse to allow the mind to
stiffen the muscles by Us suggestion
of ago limitations. If men liko Peter
Cooper and William 12. Gladstone, who
kept up tho vitalizing exercises of ro
bust manhood when far into tho
eighties, had succumbed at forty to tho
thought of approaching age, how much
of their valuable life work would have
remained undone! Success.
"Somehow," said tho girl in blue, "I
can't help wishing I had accepted
"Why, dear?" asked tho girl in gray.
"Why, ho swore that he'd never bo
happy again, and I'm afraid he is."
"Ah, yes," commented tho girl In
gray reflectively. "As matters are now
you cau't be suro that he Isn't, but If
you'd married him you could mako
Buro of It" Chicago Post
Depends on Clrcnniatnncea.
She Do you regard marrlago as a
necessity or a luxury?
Ho Well, when a man marries a
cross eyed girl who says silly things,
whose nose turns up at tho end and
whoso father Is worth about $2,000,000,
I should say Jt was a necessity. Chi
A Matter For "Wonder.
Mrs. Peck (who has returned from
Niagara) I stood speechless
Mr. Peck Wonderful, wonderful!
(To himself) I wonder how, Niagara
did it? Detroit Free Presa.
SENSE OF SIGHT
HOW AN INFANT SLOWLY LEARNS
TO EXERCISE IT.
At First the Newborn tlnbc Una the
rower Only to HUtlncnlnli lletivcon
IitRlit mid Dnrkiicna The Develop
ment of tho Power of Vinton.
The sense most early exorcised by
tho newborn Infnut la the boiiso of
Bight, but nt first It Iiiib the power only
to distinguish light from darkness nnd
Is In comparison with Its later devel
opment blind, while In many of tho
lower creatures tho souses ore nt birth
What a difference thorc Is between
iho dull eye of tho newborn Infant and
tho shnrp vision of the young chick,
which Is able to pick up with precision
a grain o corn or oven snap up n fly
whllo tho eggshell may be still stick
ing to Its back! The eyo of the Inrnut,
however, Is developed very gradually,
nnd during Infancy and childhood it
learns how to sec. In the first few days
It notices tho difference between light
nnd darkness when the light Is very
Intense, and it may even Unit Its brow
In sleep If n bright light bo brought
close to its face.
On tho same principle n striking
bright color will also bo uotlcetl when
held close to the face.
In nil these eases, however, the In
fant follows the object by turning Its
head and not by tho movement of tho
Tho eyelids open and shut from birth,
but they are not always moved nt the
same time with the movements of tho
eyeballs until tho infant has reached
tho second or third month. Under two
or three months of ngo Infants do not
wink when the hand or nn object Is
waved before tho face, because they
do not sec the hand distinctly.
One of tho remarkable points oMn
terest in tho development of tho in
fant's power of vision Is tho way In
which It learns to appreciate the ob
1ects seen. It has to learn to discover
tho distance of objects, their shape,
size, character, etc., and this It docs
with the assistance of tho sense of
Tho face of the mother or nurse Is
made familiar in that It Is brought so
close to tho infant's face.
After tho infant has learned to see
objects distinctly at tho distance of
several feet It begins to use both eyes
In common. At first tho eyes act Inde
pendently of each other, so that It un
doubtedly has double vision nnd sees
everything double. This double vision
can bo produced by many nt will by
looking "cross eyed."
Tho Infant having reached tho point
when it sees an object clearly, It must
also begin to understand objects of
three dimensions that Is, to find out
the difference between a flat surface
nnd a solid body, nero the sense of
touch also assists. The Infant grasps
an object and, putting It to its lips and
face, satisfies itself as to tho shape,
It is interesting In this connection to
note some cases In which a person born
blind recovers sight when grown.
In one case a young man who had
lost his eight In early Infancy was so
completely blinded that ho could not
distinguish even tho strongest light
After on operation on ono eyo had
been successfully performed ho began
to sec objects without understanding
them not being able to judge their
distances from his eye and ho felt as
if everything was touching his eye, so
that to touch an object he nt first
would put one finger or the hand up
before his face, pointing nt tho object
aimed at, and reach forward until his
finger came in contact with tho ob
ject. After ho hud recovered the uso of
both eyes he began to find out that
everythlug was not lint, hut that many
things had a -certain thickness as well
as length nnd breadth, nnd In this way
ho began to seo solid objects.
But oven for a year or two after com
plete recovery he was unable to decide
whether a certain figure was n flat sur
face, as in a painting, or n solid body.
Ho was also obliged to learn the dif
ferent animals and objects, not know
ing tho difference between a cat and n
dog until he had touched them.
Wo all go through Just the same proc
ess of learning how to seo in Infancy.
Tho child may bo two or three years,
or even older, before it has control over
its eyes and can judge of tho distance
of objects In tho room, etc.
The enro of tho eye is a question of
great importance for mothers and
nurses. The eyes of newborn infants
should be carefully washed with fresh,
clear water, and if anything unusual
is noticed tho physician should bo seen.
Tho Infant's eyes aro specially to be
protected against too bright a light It
is by no means an uncommon thing to
see n .nurse wheeling a young infant in
the carriage while tho bright sun is
pouring into the child's eyes. This does
not argue against taking infants into
tho sun when tho weather Is not too
warm, but the eyes should always be
protected against tho bright glare,
whether direct or reflected.
Ho Wasn't Ono of the Two.
Uncle George You are always com
plaining about your wife's bad temper,
but you know It takes two to make a
Harry In this case tho two are my
wife and my wife's mother. Boston
"Confound it!" exclaimed tho sallow
dyspeptic in the fifth row, under his
breath. "We've overdone tho applause.
Instead of merely coniint out and
bowing her thanks, she's going to sing
again." Chicago Tribune.
Child labor is an undcslrablo "infant
Industry." Boston Herald.
FACTS CONCERNING SLEEP.
ncu n Midday Nnp In Hotter Thntt
the Noon Slcnl.
Tho scholar nnd professional man,
liko tho anxious housewife, Is apt to
carry his cares to bed, nnd Insomnia
becomes n curse. Men and women who
aro busied In getting and gaining, tho
ni'Tt'hunt, the banker, nil alike, fall to
secure- that self control which can
innnago the mind as well asleep as
Normal sleep should bo purely u
physiological reposo similar to tho rest
of animals, who go to sleep with tho
darkness and nwnko with the light.
Some one hna tmld that sleep Is like
hunger nnd thirst, representing a dimi
nution of energy throughout tho entire
body. I hardly think this can bo true,
but In my Judgment sloop rather sug
gests the diminution of tho energy of
tho brain, and ho Is u wise man who
takes tho hint when brnlu fng sets in
of nn evening nnd goes comfortably
and properly to bed.
Of courso It goes without saying that
night In not tho only time for sleep.
Men and women who arc busy could
steal just n few minutes beforo or nfter
tho noonday luncheon to catch a Httlo
nap, and, Indeed, I am nearly sure
that tliti noonday nap Is worth far
inoro than the noonday meal, for tho
dlgcstlvd processes arc surely hindered
during tho periods of mental activity,
and it is tho exceptional person in this
busy world of ours who Is not called
upon to uso nil his brain nnd brawn to
mako 11 living. It has been my habit
to advise mothers to Btcal n whllo away
from every "cumberous enro" and,
even If sleep fails to bo wooed, to take
about twenty minutes every day Jn ab
solute peace and quietness, diverting
tho mind from all anxieties and relax
ing all tho muscles. A habit of this
kind Is easily acquired, nnd wo might
have fewer neurasthenic women, whoso
nerves make life hideous to their fami
lies, If a word like this, spoken from
considerable experience, were heeded.
THE PIANO TUNER.
Why He Left In n Hurry After Fln
Iwhliur Ills Job.
A lady stepped Into a piano ware
room recently to engage a timer, but
before doing so Insisted upon tho stron
gest assurance thnt the tuner was re
sponsible. Sho was so determined that
tho manager became curious to know
the reason for her disbelief in the re
liability of tuners. Sho gavo her ex
perience with tho last tuner sho had,
nnd this Is tho story as sho told It:
Ho had finished tuning tho piano
when he looked up nnd said:
"Your Instrument was in awful con
dition. You ought to havo sent for mo
"It was tuned only thrco months
"Then the man who did it certainly
didn't know his business."
''No, ma'am, no had better be do
Ing'fltrect cleaning than tuning pianos.
Why, my dear madam, a delicate In
strument like a plnno needs Angers
equally delicate to handle it, combined
with nn car of unerring accuracy. The
Individual who attempted to tunc this
Instrument last evidently possessed
neither of these. In fact, I am free to
say he did It inoro harm than good."
"Indeed he did. Mny I ask who It
was who so abused your instrument?"
"It was yourhclf."
"Mudara, you aro wrong. I never
tuned n piano In this house before."
"Probably not, but you tuned that In
strument nevertheless, or made a botch
of it In attempting to do so. It bo
longs to Mrs. Jones, who sent It hero
while sho Is out of town. She told mo
you always had tuned It and to send
for you when"
But tho unhappy man fled with such
haste as to mako his coattalls a good
substltuto for n card table. Philadel
Dlffionlties of Our LanguoRe.
A Frenchman came to England to
learn English, and tho following sen
tence was given him:
"Tho rough cough and hiccough
plough mo through." Tho teacher told
him tho first word was pronounced
ruff. Ho thereupon said tills: "Tho ruff
cuff nnd hlccuff pluff mo thruff."
''No, no, tho second word is pro
nounced 'ko&Y "
"Then," snld tho Frenchman, "it
must bo the roff coff and hlccoff ploff
Tho third, fourth and fifth words
were explained with tho same result,
which tho render may repeat for him
self. London Express.
Mrs. Marryat Mamma is talking of
closing her houso and coming to Uvo
with us. Do you think you could sup
port both of us?
Mr. Marryat My dear, I can support
you very nicely now, but I'm afraid
your mother would bo insupportable.
Catholic Standard and Times.
"No, indeed," said tho crafty agent to
tho bride and bridegroom. "Our com
pany docs not prohibit kissing on tho
platforms, and, besides, I would call
your attention to tho fact that wo have
more and longer tunnels than nny
other railway In the world." Balti
"That Now York girl was awful mad
when I asked her if she was from Bos
ton." "I'll bet sho wasn't half bo mad as
tho Boston girl whom I asked if she
Was from New York," Life.
Forest covers 30 per cent of Russia's
total area, or, In all, 404,500,000 ncres.
In other words, there aro four acres of
forest to every inhabitant of Russia.
W. S. AOHESON.
Majestic Ranges and
Estate Oak Soft Coal Heaters
V. M. KNiaiiT, Pros. O. II. Oonnett, Cashier. W. II. OouniN, V. Pros.
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