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THE DAILY BEE : DKCEMBEE 11 , 1880.
A. DIVHJE SHAEP.
A Chat With a Mormon Bishop
About the Polygamous
If. T. , World.
John Sharp of the twenty-one
Mormon bishops , is in this city at the
St. Nicholas hotel. He is president
and superintendent of the Utah South
ern and Utah Central railroads , and
vice-president and snperintendatit of
the Utah Southern Extension. The
Utah Central extends from Oguen to
Salt Lake city , thirty-seven miles ;
the Southern from Silt Lake city
southwest to Juab , 105 miles , and the
extension 137 miles from Juab to the
Horn silver mines atFrUco. Bishop
Sharp is also a director of the Union
Pacific railroad , and his present visit
east is solely on railroad business.
"Just at pret > ent"ho said to a World
reporter yesterday , "thoso roads are
as active RS they were before the
crash of 1873 , and you know how
things were booming then.
The Utah Southern extension has
baen built during the past year , the
main inducement being the trade
offered by the Horn Silver mining
Interests at Frisco. It is probable
that the line will be further extended
* fifty or sixty miles next season in order
"v to reach the iron beds of the Pine
"Valley Mountains and the coal fields
and antimony deposits just beyond.
The late Brigham Young was the
most active supporter of railroad ex-
i tension In Utah upon the time of his
J . death and invested jnoro money in
a- the railroads than any other one man.
° f " But he was opposed to mining and
* used his personal influence , when his
advice was sought , against it. "
"It has been said that he not only
discouraged mining , but took steps
which have led to the pre-emption m
one way or another of all the arable
lands in Utah for or in the interee ; of
Mormons. To what extent is that
true ? "
"It is not true. In Utah , espec
ially in the Salt Lake district , the
crops are raised from water rather
than from soil. All the land used
has to be irrigated , and often at great
expense. Between Ogden and Salt
Lake City the Union Pacific railroad
has given up a tract of several hun
dred thousand acres to settlers who
have agreed to irrigate the land and
make it valuable. A company with
a largo capital has been formed and
the land that is to be irrigated is as
sessed to continue the improvement ,
which will be completed next year.
The water is to be taken from the
Weber river , so on the west side of
Silt Lake large tracts are now utterly
valueless for the want of irrigation ,
and large sums have been expended
tor irrigation from the River Jordan ,
but the work is not yet completed.
The case is the same in many of the
most desirable agricultural districts.
It takes capital to develop them , and
in some cases rich Mormons hold ex-
teniivo tracts with the expectation of
making them one day valuable by ir
rigation canals. "
"Has there been any change of the
Mormon policy since the death of
Brigham Young ? "
"None whatever. There has been
no change or faith or practice We
do not expect railroad extensions or
L mine developments to interfere with
in us as Mormons or with Mormon in-
i Rotations in the laast. Along the
lines of our new roads we seek all
classes of settlers and capitalists.
They give us no trouble and we do
not interfere with them. We aid each
other. There are , of course , some
noisy , troublesome do-naughts and a
smattering of busybodles always try
ing to create a sunsntion and always
attiibutiug their failure to 'set uo in
the world" to Mormonfcm. Bnt they
don't umcnut to much. Eight-tenths
of the people are Mormons , end very
few of the youn er paople leave the
faith , while additions are constantly
being made by immigration. Two
thousand emigrants have arrived at
Salt Lake this season from Europe.
The quorum of twelve which became
the head of the church at the death
of Brigh m Young still retain their
power. Their functions as apostles
Jisve been in no way abridged by thu
election in October of John Taylor as
prophet or by the two councils chosen
to act with him. "
. "Are the Mormons still anxious to
have Utah declared a state ? "
"Yes , indeed.-If there is any
chance in congress this wjnter , bo
aure that Delegate Canon will not
miss it. The impression se&ms to obi -
i tain in the east th t no such action
will bo taken until the Mormons repudiate -
* - pudiate polygamy. "
"And are not the Mormons anxioui
that Utah should
-enough become a
state to give up that feature of their
faith ] Some say it really is not an in
tegral part of Mormonistn ? " '
'No , that will never be done. Not
only is polygamy a part of the Mormon -
- mon faith , but it is obligatory. Those
who s&y otherwise are not true Mor
mons or do not know what they
talk of. Some make their consciences
easy with only one wife on
one pretext or another , and
doubtltss in some iudividu-
a. al cases polygamy is improvi
dent or perhaps impossible. Is is not
compulsory , as there are no penalties ,
but it is obligatory ; a part of our religious -
ligious faith and it cannot bo rooted
out. Since tha decision of the Rey
nolds Gise , there nas , corhaps , been a
comparative decreassin polygamybut
thr.t is not due to to the decision sny
more than it is to the fast that thj
Mormon girls are devotees of stjle
nnd fashion as mush as New York
girls , nnd the young men find it some
what harder to support more than one
than their fathers and grandfathers
did. Before the Reynolds decision
was made , we did not believe the anti-
polygamy law cf 18G2 was constitu
tional , and paid no attention to it.
3Jut , of course , now it is tne law and
it has a curtain effect. "
, His Reasonln' Powers.
A couple of old darkies met the
other day and began talking over mat-
iers and things. "How is old Colonel
Jone comin' on , what used to own you
before do war ] Ho is so ole he must
lie gettin to be childish and losin' his
roasonin' powers. " "Don t know
nuffia' about him hain't seed him
since befoah last Christmas. " ' 'Why ,
what's de matter ] " "Ain't got no
use fur such old gemmana. List time
I was dar I fetched him
a big redfish I had cotched.
I tole him ef he would gimme
a tableknife I would scrape an * clean
de fish. What do yon spose he eaidt'1
"Asked yer to come in and get a dram
and chat awhile abonf ole time ) on de
ole plantation. " "No , sah ; he tole
me if I couldn't berry a tableknife
from some ob de nabora , dat he would
radder clean de fish himself. I spoae
he was afeared I'd be keerless in
handin' de knife back when I got
done wid it. " The other darky rubbed
his chin and remarked , "I see by dat
ar dat de ole man's still got de use of
his reasonin' powers. "
HOW GLASS EYES ABE MADE COUN
TERFEIT OPTICS FOR DOGS AND
HOBSES SOMETHING ABOUT DOLLS
New York Newt.
"The French no longer monopolize
the manufacture of glass eyes , " ob
served a Broadway optician to a Sun
day News reporter. "We are , or
rather one New Yorker is , making as
perfect ones now as were ever turned
out of any of the French factories ,
and it will not be many months betore
our market will be fully supplied with
eyes of home manufacture. I ship a
great many to South and Central
America , and where I had to keep
the supply up with imported stock
last year , I am now sending more
than half of American make away.
The business is much more extensive
than you suppose. I don't know
whether gouging is a favorite amuse
ment in Bveuos Ayres , now , or not ,
, but I sent egyeral grogs of eyes to that
1 place alone last year , and near ! ? a
many to Rio Janeiro. "
The secret of the manufacture of
glas eyes are very jealously-guarded
ones , every manufacturer claiming to
possess the sole recipe for the com
position of those limpid enamels
which so closely approach nature in
the color they impart to the artificial
o'ptic. Most of them do have special
formula ] for the manufacture of their
enamels , the result of extanslve ex-
permentalizing , and which they set
high value on. The general method
of glass-eye making , however , is by
no means as mysterious as it is inter-
Artificial optics are made In the
first place , upon a very minute de
scription of the eye whose loss they
are to conceal. The color , shape ,
size , and general appearance of the
sound eye MO specified as closely as
possible , together with the depth and
dimensions of the empty socket and
the siz3 of the stump. For it must be
known that there is always , or almost
always , a muscular remnant of a lost
eye , to which the hollow of the glass
substitute is fitted. Thanks to this
stump , the wearer of a glass eye may
move it about almost as naturally as if
it were e. real one.
Artificial eyes nowadays are only a
light shell of enamel , differing vary
much in form according to their wear
ers. Thev are all made by hand , no
mold of any kind being used , and the
artificers become so rxpeit that that a
Rood workman will produce nn infin
ite flumberof eyes so identical inform ,
size and color , that it is impossible to
distinguish between them , with no
otter tools than his breath and his
hands. Glass eyes , as every one knows ,
are mide to bo placed under the eye
lid. They consist of two distinct
shells , the interior one , which pre
sents the aspect of the natural eye ,
and the interior or lining one , which is
fitted to the stump. The workman
labors at a table on which is a lamp ,
to whose fltmis the blast of a bellows
worked with the foot gives a pointed
jot of the varving strength he may
The first prccaaa consists of heating
the end of a holler ? tube of colorless
crystal , which is then blown into a
ball. This transparent nholl is ol-
ored to imitate the sclerotica or white
of the eye with enamels applied while
the glass is still a vitreous paste. The
tint of the white varies frum a very
clear one to a bllioui yellow , accord
ing as the person who is to wear it
has his other eye to match. To such
a fine point is this coloring business
curried , that it is affirmed to bo a very
rare thing that g'.us eyes for any two
different peip'a are exactly alike.
When the sclerotica is finished , a
round hole is mads in the center to
receive the globe of the eye. This
variei in size even as the white does
in color. In washing the globe the
iris is first formed out ot several
amalgamated enamels * u the center
of this iris the papil 11 fixed in black
} enamel , encircled with its aureola ,
i aud finished by the delicate tracery
i of those infinitely small fibers which
| are found m the iris of the natural
, eye. The eye globe , when finished ,
is soldered into the opening In the
tclarotlca shell , and the optic is ,
i after a littld delicate general fixing
I up , complete.
I Artificial eyes are nearly as old as
, hiitory. When an ancient Egyptian
lust an eye ha replaced It with a kind
f painted bandage , concealing the
socket of the lost member. Later on
a metallic shell was invented to fit un
der the eyelid. Glass eyes seem to
have been first made at the commence
ment of the present century. The
earliest glass eyes were solid , the pupil
and iris being painted on the rear sur
face with oil colors. Bnt these , like
the rude work of the ancients , were a
very poor apology for real eyes , and
deceived no one with r.ny eyes to see
with. They had an unalterable , dead ,
fixed look thfct was little , it any , bet
ter to g .za upon than the empty hole
they Slled would have been. The
discovery of the value of the eye-
stump as a motor was the first step
in the mxnufacture of glass eyes of a
really deceptive character. NOK some
are made whose sham it is really next
to impossible to detect , even by close
scrutiny. At a casual glance their
connteifeit character passes absolute
ly undiscovered. Tnere is a young
society lady here , who has worn a
class eye from childhood. Vailed by
her lovely lashes which she has
trained to that lanuid drooping
which was a historic characteristic ef
the eyes of Napoleon III. , no one of
her rery intimates dreams that
the dark orb whoso pensive beauty is
so much admired is a mere shell.
It is in this that the perfection of
the eye-maker's art consists , aud out
of this that his profit comes. There
are plenty of glass eyes to be got
cheap , like that of the old ma'd ' in
Mark Twain's story , which had to be
stuffed round with cotton to be kept
in place , and which had such an un
comfortable habit of dropping out in
the middle of the sermon and going
rattling along the floor like the glass
alley of some careless urchin. But
a good glass eye costs a good price ,
and , as people who have to wear one
generally keep a couple on hand in
case of an accident to which the frail
objects are particularly liable , the
eye-maKer never has to complain
of dull times. Human beings
do not monopolize his labors
altogether. Glass eyes have bsen
made to supply the gaps left by acci
dent in the heads of both dogs and
horses , and these animals learn to
wear them , it is averred , as comforta
bly as their masters can. It would
be about the right thing nowforeome
one to invent false teeth tor the same
brute benefit. A well-known sport
ing man here actually has the teeth of
a valuable epoeder plugged with sil
ver.If the French have gained the su
premacy of the world in the matter ot
artificial eye making , thera is one sort
of optics which they do not control
the manufacture of. One of the odd
est industries of Birmingham , En
gland , is the manufacture of dolls'
eyes. Several thousands of people
are employed at this apparently insig
nificant industry. Its origin there
was told by the pioneer manufacturer
before a committee of the house of
commons , as follows :
"Eighteen years ago on my first vis'
it to London , a respectable-looking
man in the city asked mo if I could
supply him with dolls' eyes , and I was
foolish enough to feel half offended. I
thought it derogatory to my new dig
nity as a manufacturer to make dolls'
eyes. * He took me Into a room quite
as wide and twice as long as this ( one
of the large rooms for committee in
the house of commonsand we bad just
room to walk under the stacks from th
floor to the ceiling of parts of dolls.
He said there were only the legs and
arms , the trunks wore below ; but I
saw enough to convince me that he
wanted a great many eyes , and aa the
article appeared quite in my own line
of business , I said I would take an
order by way of experiment , and he
showed me several specimens. I cop
ied the order , and , on returning to
the Traviatock hotel I found it
amounted to upward of 500. "
Prof. Gnirme'.te'i name is a houiehold wore
In France , and so it should be , for he Is the In
ventor of the French Kidney Fad , which h 8 per
formed such wonderful cures in diseases at the
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No better cathartic can be used pre
paratory to , or after taking quinine. As
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BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never sugar-coated.
Each box has a red-wax seal on the lid ,
with the imprcssion.McL AXE'S LIVER
PILL. Each wrapper bears the signa
tures of C. SIcL NC and FLEMING UROS.
? Insist upon having the genuine
Dr. . G. McLANE'S LIVEU PILLS , pre
FLEMING BROS. , Pittslmrgli , Pa. ,
the market being full of imitations of
the name JIrZanp. spelled differently ,
but same pronunciation.
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Colds , Asthma , Croup ,
All diseases of the Throat. Lunera , and
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csn CUORDIHG TO DIKECTIONS
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TROPIC-FRUIT LAXATIVE Is put np In
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yourdnusdst for Descriptive Pamphlet , or ad
dress the proprietor ,
J. E. nETHF.RINQTOX ,
_ New York or Sin Francisco.
Before Purchasing ANT FORM of So-Called
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Hand , or Appliance represented to curs Nervous ,
Chronic and apecia U'scMC' , send to the PUL
VEKHACHERGALVANICCO , ElSMontgomery
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Pamphlet and ' 'Ths Electric Keviow , " and you
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Tarrani's Seltzer Aperient.
A cure for Indigest'on frightful ,
A bubbliap beverije < ell htful ;
A remedy for every illmsnt
C'er which the Bilious make Derailment.
A laxative , though mild , effectlte , ,
A tonic , nervine ind corrective ; *
An amdyne and suporiflc ,
A wonderful SALTS * f rzc.ro
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With klocily liberal hand to fllnr
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Reliever for Kan nnd Eoast ,
Cheap , qcielc our ! reliable.
is not Ifarcfl ' c. Children
grow fat upou Mothers like ,
: in < l Physician recommend
CASTOKIA. It regulates the
Bowels , cures Wind Colic ,
allays Fcverishuebs , aud de
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FEVER AND AGUE.
Therein no civilired nation In the Western
Hemisphere in which the utility of Hosteller's
Strmach Bitten a a tonic , coin ctive , aud anil-
bilious moJIcinc , is not known and appreciated.
While it Li a medicine for M seasons mid ail
climate ; , It in tepccUllv united to the comp aints
generated by the wo.itl.tr , bein ? the putts' and
cost vegetable Btimuluut in tin world - _
For B le by Prn gistsand Dealers , to whom ap-
J.lr for Hottelter'fl Almanic for 1SS1.
TWO DOLLARS WILL SECURE
THE WEEKLY BEE
One For Year.
Immense sale of Dress Goods
just opened , having been purchas
ed by one of the firm for Cash at
one of the forced sales in New
York , and now offered at prices
heretofore unknown in Omaha.
Imported Dress Goods , sold at
the opening of the Season for 50
cents and 65 cents , now 25 cents.
Handsome Silk and Wool Bro
cades , sold at $1.50 , will be offered
at the extremely low price of 75c.
We have one lot of 50 pieces
of Silk and Wool Brocades , which
we have marked 371-2 cents ; the
same Goods were sold in New
York last month for $1.25 a yard.
We have also a large lot of
nredium and low priced Goods
m Plain , Fancy and Brocades ,
prices varying from 81-2 , I0 ; 121-2 ,
15 and 20 cents ; former prices ,
15 , 20 , 25 to 40 cents.
An examination of this mam
moth purchase solicited. This is
Or old moth-eaten Goods , but an
extraordinary bargain of good
Goods offered at less than the
cost of Importation , which we
respectfully invite our customers
and the public to examine.
, Now opening daily , showing an 0
immense stock in all our fifteen
departments , making our store
stock and prices as usual "ThQ
Popular and Progressive Dry
Goods House of Omaha. "
Importers aud Retailers.
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