J. J. Jarves, Editor. Honolulu, Saturday, August 8, 1840. Vol. I. No. 9.
THE MORMON BIBLE. -- The origin of this work which has puzzled many to account for, being evidently the production of a cultivated mind, yet found in the hands of exceedingly ignorant and illiterate persons, is at length explained. It was written in 1812, for amusement as a historical romance of the lost race, the remains of whose numerous mounds and forts are found on the Ohio. The author was Rev. Solomon Spaulding, a graduate of Dartmouth College, who resided at New Salem, Ohio; and on the appearance of a Mormon preacher there, many of the friends of the deceased clergyman recollected passages which he had read to them during the time he was engaged in composing it. On inquiry, the original manuscript was found among his papers. It also appeared that at one time he had some thoughts in relation to printing the work, and that it remained at a printing office for a long time. Sidney Rigdon, who has figured so largely in the history of the Mormons, was at that time employed in this printing office, and it was no doubt copied by him.
Published Weekly at Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands.
J. J. Jarves, Ed.] Saturday, September 7, 1844. [N. S. Vol. 1. No. 16.
FROM OUR AMERICAN CORRESPONDENT.
Vol. III. Honolulu, Oahu, S. I., April 1, 1845. No. VII.
MORMONISM. -- Joe Smith, the Prophet of this delusion, was shot in Illinois, a few months ago in a lawless, mobocratic manner, and since that event indications have frequently appeared of the dissolution in the body. Its life is short.
Vol. IV. Honolulu, Oahu, S. I., March 14, 1846. No. VI.
The Ship Brooklyn, Capt. A. W. Richardson, was to leave New York the last [of] January for the Sandwich Islands direct, and hence to the coast of California. She will bring 100 emigrants for California and Oregon. The vessel was collecting freight in New York at the date of our correspondent's letter...
Vol. IV. Honolulu, Oahu, S. I., June 1, 1846. No. XI.
OUR N. Y. CORRESPONDENCE.
New York, Sept. 12, 1845.
Vol. IV. Honolulu, Oahu, S. I., July 1, 1846. No. XIII.
THE MORMONS FOR OREGON. -- The following curious letter has just been received by Col. Wentworth of Ill., member of Congress.
Vol. 3. Honolulu, Saturday, August 8, 1846. No. 12.
Highly Important News --
The Collingwood brings us important intelligence to July 24th from Montery... Com. Sloat took possession of Montery on the 7th of July, and hoisted the U. S. flag... Capt. Montgomery, of the Portsmith, took possession of San Francisco on the 9th. The whole of Upper California is now in possession of the Americans
Vol. IV. Honolulu, Oahu, S. I., September 1, 1846. No. XVII.
VESSELS FOR HONOLULU
More Mormons. In the Gloucester, for New Orleans, Mrs. Clark and Messrs. F. Wade, of Boston; M. Cannon, wife and two children; Mrs. D. Bissell and son; Mrs. U. Haskell and son; Mrs. Ham and three children; Mrs. Hovey, Mrs. Everett, Mrs. Chandler, Miss S. Meaning; Messrs. G. B. Wallace and Knowles, of and for Nauvoo, Ill., and thence to California.
Vol. IV. Honolulu, Oahu, S. I., September 15, 1846. No. XVIII.
Later from California.
The Brooklyn arrived hence Aug. 3d. News had been received from the U. S. to the middle of May. The Californian notices a rumor of the death of Louis Phillippe, which probably arose from the attempt on his life.
Vol. IV. Honolulu, Oahu, S. I., October 15, 1846. No. XX.
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA.
Californians and New Mexicans attack the Americans -- the Vandalia, aBoston ship, taken -- Indian difficulties -- Mexican Ports Blockaded, &c., &c.
Vol. 3. Honolulu, Saturday, December 12, 1846. No. 30.
THE MORMONS. -- There has been, it seems, an irreconcilable split among the Mormons at San Francisco. The little volcano has been rumbling for some time, and has at last broke forth in flame. -- The result of this explosion will be to throw them into different parts of California. In this dissevered state they will undoubtedly do more good than a distinct community. They have habits of industry that can make them extensively useful; they are a plan, laborious, frugal people, and little deserve the opprobium which may be cast upon them.
Vol. 4. Honolulu, Saturday, July 31, 1847. No. 11.
MORMONS. -- Capt. VonPfister of the Com. Shubrick informs us that previous to his departure, 9,000 Mormons had arrived and were in camp the other side of the California Mountains, awaiting the melting of the snow to proceed to San Francisco. Elder Brannan, with ten others, had left to meet them and conduct them in.
N. S. Vol. 2. Honolulu, April 1, 1853. Number 4.
MORMON DOCTRINES. -- The National Intelligencer states that Orson Pratt, one of the Twelve Apostles of the church of "Latter Day Saints," is preaching three times on Sunday and once on Wednesday, every week at Temperance Hall, Washington, to about two hundred people. The Editor of that paper, describing a sermon on one of these occasions says:
Vol. XIII. Honolulu, H. I., October 18, 1856. No. 24.
Utah as it is.
To the Editor of the Polynesian:
Vol. XIII. Honolulu, H. I., October 25, 1856. No. 25.
Lecture on Mormonism.
On the evening of Monday, 20th inst., we attended a lecture at the Bethel Chapel, by Mr. Jon Hyde, whose communication appeared in our last week's issue. The chapel was crowded. Among the congregation we observed many of the elite of Honolulu. The subject was the lecturer's reasons for leaving the Mormons. Our space forbids more than a very cursory sketch; the most prominent points however were these:
N. S. Vol. 7. Honolulu, January 1, 1858. Number 1.
MORMON DIFFICULTIES. -- From all the various reports and statements published in the California and Atlantic papers, we infer that the common question will be a most difficult one to settle. An officer of the U. S. Army has recently visited Utah, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of things, and he reports that Brigham and other leading persons are determined to resist unto blood, and that U. S. troops will not be allowed to set foot in Utah. They speak decidedly and fanatically. War, then, must come -- most probably it has commenced. From a late California paper we copy the closing paragraphs of Brigham Young's proclamation:
Vol. XIV. - No. 10. Honolulu, September 4, 1869. Whole No. 693.
MORMON SCHISM. -- On our fourth page will be found an article from a Salt Lake paper, stating that David and Alexander Smith, sons of Joe Smith, the founder of Mormonism, have commenced preaching to large congregations, denouncing polygamy. Numerous converts are made, and Brigham finds it necessary to denounce the Smiths openly and in strong terms. There is great excitement among the Saints on the subject. Joseph F. Smith, one of Brigham's apostles and cousin of David and Alexander, is preaching against them and endeavoring to destroy their influence among the people; a great schism is anticipated in the Mormon Church. This rupture has been anticipated for some time, as only a portion of the Mormons believe in polygamy, and the other party strongly oppose it.
Lively Times in Mormonism --
A war-cloud is hovering over the tabernacle of the Mormons in Salt Lake. Another prophet is risen in Israel. He has just crossed the desert from the East, living, like St, John, we presume, upon locusts and wild honey, and claiming the allegiance of the faithful, has boldly raised the standard of revolt in Salt Lake. It was announced some days ago that William [sic] Alexander and David Hyrum, the younger sons of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, were on their way to Salt Lake City to set up the standard of the reorganized or anti-polygamy church. This branch of the church numbers about 45,000 members, scattered through the States of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. As a class, they are more intelligent and loyal than the Salt Lake Mormons, being composed in a great measure of American citizens. They repudiate alike the doctrine of polygamy and the authority of Brigham Young, but until the completion of the railroad their leaders did not deem it prudent to visit Brigham in his stronghold. In relation to the head of the anti-polygamy branch of the church, the Corinne (Utah) Reporter says:
Vol. XIV. - No. 13. Honolulu, September 25, 1869. Whole No. 696.
J. M. WHITNEY, D. D. S.,
[ ] Dentist, [ ]
OFFICE OVER DR. HOFFMANN'S DRUG STORE,
CORNER OF KAAHUMANU AND MERCHANT STS.
Office hours from 9. A. M. till 2. P. M.
DR. J. MOTT SMITH,
Office corner of Fort and Hotel Streets.
Vol. XIV. - No. 16. Honolulu, October 16, 1869. Whole No. 699.
Brigham Young excommunicates saints for profanity, but stays in the church and swears himself.
Vol. XIX. - No. 20. Honolulu, November 14, 1874. Whole No. 964.
A Short History of Mormonism
There existed years ago a Conneticut man, named Solomon Spalding (a relation of the one who invented the wooden nutmegs) a Yankee of true stock. He appears at first as a law student; then a preacher; next a merchant; then a bankrupt; afterwards he became a blacksmith in a small western village; then a land speculator and a county school-master; later still he becomes the owner of an iron foundry; once more a bankrupt; at last a writer and a dreamer.
Vol. XXI. - No. 4. Honolulu, July 22, 1876. Whole No. 1052.
Brigham Young spoke a few words of wisdom the other day, to a youthful Chicago enthusiast who called upon him. He said: "Young man, be sure you are through with your search for the kind of partner you want -- be sure you have got the pattern of woman that suits you, before leading her to the altar. Don;t wait until after marriage, as I did, and then keep on sampling.
Vol. XXI. - No. 10. Honolulu, September 2, 1876. Whole No. 1058.
Sandwich Island Mormonism.
Among the distinguished passengers by the Australasia was a prominent Mormon Bishop from the Sandwich Islands, accompanied by six wives, one of whom is white and the others pure Hawaiians. The venerable old saint may not be married to other than his white consort, but the others are his "Spiritual wives," in the Mormon sense in trust for Brigham. The party left yesterday morning, on the overland train, destined for the Valley of Zion. The Bishop traveled in good style on the boat, taking first-class cabin passage for his white wife and one of his spiritual loves, a young, charming, and voluptuous Hawaiian. The others, young also, were in the steerage, but were occasionally visited by the saintly shepherd who took the best care of his flock. There must be something "crooked" in this hegira of Hawaiian girls to Salt Lake, as the law of the Sanwich Islands imposes severe penalties on any man who takes a Hawaiian woman off the islands for a foreign country. The captains of vessels, knowing the heavy damages they would have to pay if they carried a native girl off, have been very careful to comply with the law. How does it come then, that a Mormon bishop can take away five at a time? Has King David, our festive friend, turned saint, or is he in league with "brother" Brigham? There are about 2000 Mormons on the Sandwich Islands, most of whom are located on the island of Oahu, where they have a splendid settlement at a place called Laie. Their plantation there is a model of perfection, their houses neat and clean. The presiding bishop has a handsome house, built in the European style, as have some of the natives, but the architecture is less pretentious. Most of the natives, however, live in huts peculiar to that people. They have a church at Laie, where the gospel is expounded according to Joseph Smith, and another at Honolulu on the same island. The Sandwich Island Mormons are not practical polygamists on account of monogamic law. But the men believe in the doctrine, while the women, whether Mormon or not, believe in polyandry. Strange to say, the most illiterate white Mormon is able to preach in the Kanaka language after a residence of six months on the islands, while most of the other white missionaries, even the educated ones, never learn to speak it so as to preach. Whatever may be said against the Mormon emissaries, they are not lazy, but nearly all the others, wxcept the Jesuits, are decidely so. Mormonism, next to Catholicism, is the growing religion on the Sandwich Islands. -- San Francisco Chronicle.
Vol. XXII. - No. 12. Honolulu, September 22, 1877. Whole No. 1113.
Brigham Young Dead.
SALT LAKE CITY, August 29. -- Brigham Young died at 4 o'clock this afternoon of inflammation of the bowels. He has been sick for about a week. There is no disguising the fact that his death will materially weaken, if not destroy, the Mormon Church. The litigation and complications which must immediately arise from the financial troubles his avarice has entailed upon the Church can hardly be survived. It is conceded on all sides to-night that the successorship to the position of the Presidency will be bitterly contested by the friends of John W. Young and Brigham Young, Jr., the Prophet's sons, Geo. Q. Cannon and John Taylor. The majority of the leading Mormons will oppose the succession of the Church is predicted by the most intelligent and best-posted citizens. The removal of Brigham Toung will be the emancipation of thousands from the rule of the priesthood.
Vol. ? Honolulu, August 1, 1884. No. ?
From San Francisco, per Mariposa, July 8 -- ... W. Y. Horner, Miss Sadie Horner, H. Cornwell, A. Haneberg, Rev. W. H. Rice, H. I. Dodge, 19 in steerage...
Vol. III. - No. 86. Honolulu, Saturday, August 9, 1884. Price 10 ¢
From San Francisco, per Mariposa, August 8 -- Dr. J. Brodie and bride, Miss C. McIntyre, Rev. J. H. Fairchild, Miss N. J. Malone, Miss M. E. Alexander, Miss C. Rovertson, Dr. R. Kurhn, Mrs. E. J. Nichols, J. Lazarus, J. C. B. Hebbard, Rev. I. Goddell, R. Himmer, Miss Downing, Mrs. M. C. Widdifield, John A. Buck and son, A. H. Smith, S. Selig, Z. K. Meyers, C. S. Mason, Miss M. Champ, Mrs. Mary Leach, E. Wenz, C. B. Godman, Rev. E. C. Oggle and wife, E. Remenjl, I. Luckstone, Miss B. Cornwell, Miss May Wallace, M. Van Hagan, and 34 steerage.
Vol. V. No. 787. Honolulu, Monday, August 11, 1884. 50 ¢ per mo.
The reception to President Fairchild, of Oberlin College, at Dr. Whitney's Friday evening was a very pleasant affair. It was tendered by the redisent Oberlin Allumni, of whom there are not a few in Honolulu and the Islands. Owing to the fact that the reception depended on his arrival by the Mariposa, and that event happened after 1 P.M., of which many may not have heard, there were not as many present as otherwise would have attended. In spite of this the rooms were full and enjoyment was universal. Mrs. J. M. Whitney, the hostess, provided other than intellectual entertainment and the gest with which the guests entered into all parts of the affair testified to its success.
Vol. VI. No. ? Honolulu, Wednesday, February 9, 1885. 50 ¢ per mo.
From San Francisco, per Mariposa, Feb. 9 -- H. E. Hollister ... J. T. Speight and wife, A. Davis, Mrs. E. Farr and child, Geo. Romney ...
Vol. IX. No. 1249. Honolulu, Wednesday, February 11, 1886. 50 ¢ per mo.
MORMONS WANTING AN ISLAND.
A Chicago despatch of Jan. 27th says; The statememt has been made at various times that an effort is being made to induce the Mormon Church to purchase one of the largest islands in the Hawaiian group. It transpires that Dr. George A. Rawson, formerly of this city, was sent to Salt Lake to confer with the officials there toward the purchase of an island of one million acres owned by James Campbell. Rawson is now here. He says he was not able to consult with the Mormon Church officials when at Salt Lake, for various reasons, but expects to be able to do so soon and expects to be able to conduct successful negotiations. He says the chief drawback will be the laws of the Kingdom, as they now exist, forbidding polygamy.
Vol. IX. No. 1260. Honolulu, Wednesday, February 24, 1886. 50 ¢ per mo.
PORT Clinton, Ohio, "Lake Shore Bulletin" of the third inst., says that "Dr. George A. Rawson, of Chicago, who is agent for the sale of about 1,000,000 acres of land in the Sandwitch Islands, says he has been in negitiation with the heads of the Mormon Church, and thinks they will buy the land and Move Mormonism there bag and baggage."
Vol. IX. No. 1266. Honolulu, Wednesday, March 3, 1886. 50 ¢ per mo.
A LITERARY CURIOSITY.
Homer nods sometimes, and so does Tyrtaeus. The Tribune caught us in the error of cabling as a new poem one which had been published two years before. Now the Tribune publishes in a long telegraphic despatch from Chicago the discovery in Honolulu of that Spaulding manuscript of Mormon interest, of which our Hawaiian correspondent sent us word about a year ago, and which has since formed the basis of long and learned discussions. Indeed we saw lately an examination paper of a theological class in church history, in which it was fully considered. -- New York Independent.
Vol. IX. No. 1273. Honolulu, Wednesday, March 11, 1886. 50 ¢ per mo.
EDITOR BULLETIN:-- As you have taken interest enough in the Mormon question to publish an account of the Spaulding Manuscript recently in my possession, it occurs to me that a more specific statement of some points connected with Mormonism and the Mormon Bible, may be of interest to you and your readers; especially as it is alleged, with some evidences of probability, that the Utah Mormons contemplate establishing a large colony of their followers on these Islands, and even of transferring their headquarters here.
Vol. IX. No. 1302. Honolulu, Wednesday, April 14, 1886. 50 ¢ per mo.
April 14, 1886, at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. J. M. Whitney, at Punahou, Mr. L. L. Rice, formerly of Oberlin, Ohio, aged 85 years, 1 month. Funeral at the residence of Dr. Whitney, to-morrow, April 15, at 10 o'clock A. M.
Vol. II. No. 40. Honolulu, Thursday, April 15, 1886. Whole No. 193.
L. L. Rice.
He was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., in 1801. As a young man he went to New York City where he learned the printing business warly in this century. While living there he was led to take the total abstinence pledge, and enrolled himself upon that platform, and has done much for the cause of temperance during a long life, the most of which found him identified with the newspapers of Ohio. He went to that State before 1830, and for fifty years was one of her leading citizens. About 1830 he began the publication of an anti-Masonic paper. A few years later he removed to Cleveland where for many years he was the editor and publisher of a paper which was the predecessor of the Cleveland Leader and was dedicated to the agitation of anti-slavery principles.
Vol. V. - No. 88. Honolulu, Thursday, April 15, 1886. Price 5 Cents.
RICE -- April 14, 1886, at the redisence of his son-in-law, Dr. J. M. Whitney, at Punahou, Mr. L. L. Rice, formerly of Oberlin, Ohio, aged 85 years, 1 month.
Vol. V. - No. 89. Honolulu, Friday, April 16, 1886. Price 5 Cents.
The Late Mr. L. L. Rice.
The funeral of the late Mr. L. L. Rice, father of Mrs. J. M. Whitney, who died on Wednesday, took place yesterday morning at the residence of Dr. Whitney, Punahou. The services were conducted by the Revs. J. A, Cruzan and C. M. Hyde. The addendance of friends was quite large. The remains were interred in the Nuuanu Valley Cemetary.
Vol. ? Honolulu, Tuesday, April 20, 1886. No. ?
Death of Mr. L. L. Rice.
Mr. L. L. Rice, father of Mrs. J. M. Whitney, died suddenly on the morning of the 14. The deceased gentleman has resided with his daughter since 1879 and his venerable figure was well known about our streets.
Volume 44. Honolulu, H. I., May, 1886. Number 5.
HON. L. L. RICE.
When Owen, Cromwell's private chaplain, was on what he knew to be his death-bed he dictated a short letter to a friend. The amanuensis had written, "I am yet in the land of the living," when Owen said, "Stop; change that; write, 'I am yet in the land of the dying, but hope soon to be in the land of the living!'"
Volume III. Honolulu, H. I., Thursday, April 25, 1895. Number 641.
THE BOOK OF MORMON.
Kansas City, April 10. -- The Story of Joseph Smith's conversation with the angel Moroni, from which sprang the Mormon Church, was the main feature of today' session of the conference of the latter-Day saints. The story was told by Mrs. Catherine Salisbury, Joseph Smith's sister, and the last survivor of his immediate family. Mrs. Salisbury is 83 years of age, but she claims to recall the time of the wonderful vision as though it were but yesterday. She told how the angel had come to her brother in the night and had stood in a glow of white light midway between the floor and the ceiling of his room and had talked for hours, telling where the golden record was to be found on the hill of Conoran [sic]. And then she told how the plates had been found and after much tribulation on account of mobs of evil men they were translated and how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was founded.