Vol. 36. Cincinnati, February 3, 1900. No. 5.
The Mormon-Christian War.
Vol. 36. Cincinnati, February 10, 1900. No. 6.
"SMITHIANITY:" OR, MORMONISM REFUTED BY MORMONS.
I present the remainder of the (in)famous document on plural wifehood, and I trust all will read it carefully, though I know, from experience, that one's patience will be fretted by disgust. In the battle with the elders this document is most valuable. Hence it will be a boon to all who have to meet them.
Vol. 36 Cincinnati, March 10, 1900. No. 10.
MORMONISM AS A DELUSION.
The Mormon system is in part a caricature of the Abrahamic covenant and laws concerning lands and genealogies. Consequently, and of necessity, at all times, and in all places, except where the leaders suppress their sentiments for a purpose, it is a political machine. And by its failure to get beyond the control of the United States, an unexpected end has been brought to its polygamous marriages, except as they shall be secretly authorized to save the souls of their women. However, at this juncture, we may expect the Josephites, or anti-polygamists, so-called, to make some capital out of their vigorous applause over the recent rebuff to polygamy given by the United States Congress. But if stress of circumstances should compel the suppression of polygamy in Utah, as it has already, in fact caused the Josephites to abandon this practice, their great system of fraud and deception in the name of religion will still continue its work, unless it is impeached by its own witnesses. So that any refutation of Mormonism, to be successful, must deal with the system in its more popular teachings. Whatever falls to swamp Brighamite and Josephite alike is insufficient: nor will it avail much to array these twin heresies against each other. There must be enough left from the winding-sheet of one to make a shroud for the other, and they must be buried in the same grave.
Vol. ? Cincinnati, April 7, 1900. No. ?
R. B. NEAL AND HIS WORK.
Not long ago I visited Grayson, Ky., the home of R. B. Neal and his most excellent wife. Many od the readers of the Standard are acquainted with Bro. Neal, and have read some accounts of his warfare against the Mormons, who are trying to take the mountains of Kentucky, and of his powerful tracts, in which he fearlessly and thoroughly exposes this abominable heresy. These tracts should be distributed by the thousand in those parts of the country where the Mormons are making their inroads. They are written in a plain and simple style that all can comprehend, and are thoroughly convincing.
Vol. ? Cincinnati, May 19, 1900. No. ?
The Mormon-Christian War.
Vol. 36. Cincinnati, June 9, 1900. No. 24.
The Mormon-Christian War.
Vol. 36. Cincinnati, June 9, 1900. No. 44.
Told me the other day, by a Mormon elder, caused mingled feelings of surprise, pity and disgust...
Vol. VI. Marietta, Ohio, Friday, December 28, 1900. No. 296.
FOUND IN AN OLD STUMP.
Considerable excitement hns been created recently in southern Illinois over a discover made by Marshal Penrod, who lives on a farm close to the villnge of Dongola, in Union county, says the Chicago Inter Ocean. Penrod in digging a black stump out of a potato field, close to his residence, found a stone which was about a foot long and eight inches in diameter. The peculiar shape of the stone, which resembled a pocketbook, attracted his attention, and upon close examination he found carved on its face in English the following words: "This stone contains the original manuscript of the book of the Mormon, Joseph Smith."
Vol. ? Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday, July 23, 1901. No. ?
THEY DWELT IN PAST THE MEMORIES.
Early Settlers Recalled the Glories of Pioneer Days...
Vol. 37. Cincinnati, August 3, 1901. No. 31.
STILL CHILDREN IN UNDERSTANDING.
Certain religious sects owe their existence to the fact that a considerable element of human beings never reach mental maturity, but remain exxentially children in understanding. This reflection is suggested by the minutes of the General Conference of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....
Vol. 37. Cincinnati, August 24, 1901. No. 34.
The Mormon-Christian War.
Vol. 37. Cincinnati, September 21, 1901. No. 38.
Conducted by J. W. McGarvey,
Vol. ? Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday, October 6, 1901. No. ?
Origin of the Mormon Bible
Written for the Plain Dealer.
Vol. XXIII. Coshocton, Ohio, Tuesday, January 7, 1902. No. 44.
A Monster Abomination.
Rev. Solomon Spaulding was for some time in poor health, and to while away the time he wrote a preposterous religious romance. One Joseph Smith somehow got hold of that book before it was printed, and published it as a revelation of heaven of heaven, calling it the "Book of Mormon," and from that publication came Mormonism, the monster abomination of the earth. Rev. Solomon Spaulding might have been better engaged than writing that book of falsehoods. However much time we have, we never have time to do wrong. Harness January for usefulness, and it will take the following months in its train...
Vol. ? Cincinnati, March 1, 1902. No. ?
The Mormon-Christian War.
Vol. ? Cincinnati, September 27, 1902. No. ?
Church of Christ vs. Mormonism
Vol. ? Cincinnati, October 11, 1902. No. ?
How to Battle Mormonism.
Vol. VII. Marietta, Ohio, Wednesday, February 13, 1903. No. 38.
BOY SOLD "MORMON RELICS."
"As you probably know," said the man from Wayne county, "Mormonism started in the village of Palmyra, about 20 miles east of Rochester. That, and the fact that Admiral Sampson was born there, are the town's chief claims to fame. 'Joe' Smith, the Mormon prophet, always declared that he dug his Bible out of a hill on a farm now owned by Admiral Sampson's brother. It is called Mormon hill, and every summer hundreds of Mormons come east to see it. It isn't very high and the Mormons always climb to the top and kneel down and pray for awhile. When they go away, they take a pebble or a flower or a bunch of grass to remember the place by.
Vol. ? Cincinnati, April 4, 1903. No. ?
The Mormon-Christian War.
Vol. ? Cincinnati, December 12, 1903. No. ?
The Mormon Problem.
Vol. ? Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday, October 23, 1904. No. ?
WAS A PIONEER OF THE RESERVE.
Henry H. Stevens, Seventy Years Resident of Northern Ohio, is Dead...
Vol. 41. Cincinnati, February 4, 1905. No. 5.
How the Scales Fell From My Eyes.
It is with pleasure that I undertake to tell the two hundred and fifty thousand readers of the Christian Standard, what I surrendered for "the creed that needs no revision," and to recount the steps by which I was "led out of bondage" to human creeds into the full light of the gospel.
Vol. 41. Cincinnati, February 18, 1905. No. 7.
How the Scales Fell From My Eyes.
Vol. 41. Cincinnati, February 25, 1905. No. 8.
How the Scales Fell From My Eyes.
Vol. 41. Cincinnati, July 8, 1905. No. 27.
A Togo Blow.
At last I have secured a document that is as rare as oranges in Greenland or polar bears in the Philippines. Here's the title-page
Vol. 41. Cincinnati, August 5, 1905. No. 31.
NEAL'S FORTHCOMING TRACTS
R. B. Neal's "Togo Blow," mentioned by him in a recent number of the Standard, is deserving of special and immediate attention. It has reference to Oliver Cowdery's "Defense," a copy of which has recently fallen into Bro. Neal's hands, and which he proposes to put out before the public in a tract, if he can get proper assistance, which he ought to have. I have read the copy, and can commend it as the most effectual weapon for the overthrow of Mormonism. When one of the three original "witnesses" defends his action in withdrawing from them, the world should see it. If some brother or sister with money to spare would send R. B. Neal $100 or $200 for this purpose, it would serve a superior cause, and at a time of special need.
Vol. 41. Cincinnati, August 19, 1905. No. 33.
I certainly thank Victor Dorris for his vigorous and timely "boost" of my effort to republish in large numbers the long-lost pamphlet of Oliver Cowdery, in which he defends himself against the attacks of Joseph Smith, Jr., and others and gives his reasons why he left the Mormon Church. He had to leave. Jesus appeared to him and commanded him to withdraw and to publish this "defence" to the world. Of course, the Mormons were unwilling for this , and even now protest against my doing so.
Vol. 41. Cincinnati, December 2, 1905. No. 48.
The world to-day mourns the loss of a grand and noble man, Davis H. Bays, born March 5, 1839; departed this life Oct. 24, 1905, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. James Lang, Persia, Ia. Married to Mrs. J. Shearer in 1861, who died March 23, 1884. Married to Mrs. J. Brown in 1890, who patiently and devotedly cared for him during his prolonged illness. As a minister of the gospel, his activity and ingenuousness could not be excelled. His motto was, "Prepare to meet they God. He was conscious till the end came, as he "walked through the valley of the shadow of death," his Saviour leading the way, truly could he repeat the well-chosen text; II. Tim. iv. 7-8: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith," etc. For the sorrowing, heart-broken wife, children and friends, our prayers go up in tender sympathy, and may they ever remember that "Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal."
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, January 20, 1906. No. 3.
I have merged The Helper into the Christian Weekly. The combination will help The Helper and make the Weekly stronger. A department is set aside for anti-Mormonism work. It will become the official organ of the "American Anti-Mormon Association." My pen will have free play for mountain work. Both kodak and pen will be used to present the mountains and mountaineers. I propose to put all my strength in the Weekly. So "good-by" to the Standard readers.
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, May 26, 1906. No. 21.
The Mormon-Christian War.
Here's a people who wouldn't "federate" with any one else, no matter how loudly "the other fellow" wanted to "federate."
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, June 2, 1906. No. 22.
THE MORMON PROBLEM.
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, August 11, 1906. No. 32.
And I "strike his shield with the point of my spear." That means "a fight to the finish," a bear-hug over the issue.
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, September 29, 1906. No. 39.
The Devil and Mormonism.
As there us a reasonable amount of space in the columns of the CHRISTIAN STANDARD devoted to the exposition of Mormonism, I feel that it would not be out of place to relate a little incident which I recently heard from the lips of one who was an eye-witness to an exposure of its corruption in a miraculous or wonder working scene attempted by Joseph Smith, the father and founder of Mormonism. The incident is related by Uncle Billie Jackson, of Higginsville, Mo., whose record as a man of truth and honor is known all over this part of the country. Uncle Billie states that when he was a boy his father lived in the northeastern part of Clinton County, Mo., and that at a little point called Fairwest [sic], in that part of the county, the Mormons under Joseph Smith, had become quite numerous, and that a young man by the name of Tom Parvin, who was working for his father, was paying his respects to a young lady who had embraced the Mormon faith and insisted that Tom attend their services in the hope of his being converted to Mormonism. Tom was reluctant, for while he enjoyed going to see the young lady, and had great respect for her as such, he was rather suspicious that her religion was a counterfeit. Yet, as time rolled on, and reports grow numerous of the wonderful things being done by Smith (the great apostle), Tom became anxious to attend a service and take a peep at the performances. So one Sunday morning, as service was to be held at Smith Creek, about three miles distant from Fairwest, Tom and Uncle Billie (who was then a curious boy) went out to the meeting. Great crowds came from all over the country. After the usual service, a sermon and some songs, Smith called the attention of the audience to an evidence of his apostleship by walking to and fro across the stream on the surface of the water, after which he announced that divine service would be held in the same place in the afternoon at three o'clock, stating that the miracle would he performed again for the benefit of those who could not attend the morning service. To Parvin the scene upon the water seemed too wonderful to be genuine, so when the audience had all dispersed but he and Uncle Billie, he goes to the stream to examine the mysterious water path, and discovered that he could perform the same miracle, as he found about three inches under the surface of the water a slab about two inches thick and twelve inches wide extending across the stream. So he hurries home and obtains a handsaw and proceeds to weaken the path upon which the famous apostle had trod. His work being accomplished, three o'clock soon rolls around and a great concourse of people arrive on the ground to witness another exhibition of divine power. The sermon, the songs and usual preliminaries having been held, Smith, in royal robe, with bowed head and outstretched arms and solemn tread, proceeds to walk upon the surface of the water, but greatly to his surprise, the miracle was not so perfect as in the forenoon, as an angel had come down and troubled the water. So, when he about reached the middle of the stream, the ends of the slab came up and he went down, but understanding the art of swimming, he soon managed to reach the shore, muttering as he came out, "The devil did that." This was too great a temptation for Tom, who immediately spoke up, "Yes, the devil is the author of the whole business." There was considerable excitement over the matter, and Tom, being suspected as the destroying angel, decided to skip the country to save his life. This is a true story, and no doubt many of the readers of the STANDARD will [re]member the incident.
Vol. 43. Cincinnati, January 5, 1907. No. 1.
Joseph Smith, Jr., and Peter Cartwright.
Peter Cartwright, the "Backwoods Preacher." needs no introduction to my readers. His name stands for integrity, honesty, truthfulness. He traveled and labored in that portion of Illinois most infested with "the Mormon imposture." He was personally acquainted with Joseph Smith, and with many of his leading men, and professed followers. He says, page 341 of his Autobiography:
Vol. 43. Cincinnati, February 2, 1907. No. 5.
What About a Monthly?
The death of the Christian Weekly leaves the American Anti-Mormon Association without an official organ. The necessity for a medium needs no argument. We can not win in this fight without we are willing to spend and be spent. One thousand subscribers at $1 each will start a handsome monthly of sixteen or thirty-two pages. Who seconds the motion?
Vol. 43. Cincinnati, February 9, 1907. No. 6.
G. W. Adkins has moved from Morehead back to Willard, Ky., his old home. He is a very successful evangelist among the mountain folk. He ought to be kept in the general field all the time. Twenty-five dollars a month will do that. Why not two congregations pay each $12.50 per month and make him a living link in mountain work? Speak promptly. I will keep an oversight of him in the field. In fact, I need him as a Timothy. Can I hear from some church?
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, March 9, 1907. No. 10.
The Utah Gospel Mission
This organization has its headquarters at Cleveland, O. Its vice-president is the "Rev. Robert Moffett, formerly secretary of the Christian Missionary Society."
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, April 13, 1907. No. 15.
... The anti-Mormon men and women are looking about for an organ. We must have one. Here I am with a debate (written) on hand with Wingfield Watson, the chief Strangite. He affirms that "Jesus had a human father; that Joseph was his father."
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, April 20, 1907. No. 16.
The Champion Hoaxer Hoaxed.
Vol. X. Cambridge, Ohio, Thursday, May 2, 1907. No. 106.
EARLY RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF
An anonymous contributor, with more time than business, hands in the following, the facts being gleaned from Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio:
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, June 8, 1907. No. 23.
"Kinderhook Plates" Again
Vol. 43. Cincinnati, July 27, 1907. No. 30.
The Ax at the Taproot of Mormonism.
THE importance of the issue presented and the value of the facts given in this article ought to and surely will win for it a place in every paper whose editor is in favor of suppressing error and of spreading truth.
Vol. 42. Cincinnati, August 31, 1907. No. 35.
Some, but not Enough.
I am getting some encouragement, but not enough, in regard to my proposed book, "From Camorah to Carthage; or, The Foundation of Mormonism Examined." I now have ready in sheet form: 1. Kinderhook Plates. Oliver Cowdery Renounced Mormonism and Embraced Methodism. 3. Smith's Bogus Bank. 4. Was Smith a Polygamist? Send a dime, get them all, and learn my plans for future work.
Vol. 43. Cincinnati, November 30, 1907. No. 46.
I am out of tracts Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Over 200,000 copies of No. 1 have been circulated over the earth, and the demand now is greater than ever. I have revised it, enlarged it, and have been patiently waiting for funds to come in to publish it. The title is, "Was Joe Smith a Prophet?"
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, February 15, 1908. No. 7.
The Mountaineer, Morehead, Ky., has been freed from its "patent outsides" and lifted out of county-paper ruts, it is all home-print, is the official organ of our Anti-Mormon Association, the repository for "Neal's Notes," his "Cozy Corner" for children, and articles and pictures of the mountain work such as the Christian Weekly used to have in its palmy days....
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, April 18, 1908. No. 16.
Book of Mormon "Caractors"
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, May 9, 1908. No. 19.
Chas. A. Shook, Buchanan, Mich., an ex-Mormon elder, writes:
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, June 6, 1908. No. 23.
All's Well on the Firing-line
Permit me to say to my anxious friends in view of the vicious attack the editor of the Liahona, the representative "Brighamite" journal, made upon my late article on "Caractors" in the Standard, that the aforesaid editor is caught in his own trap; that I have not only cornered and slaughtered an old Mormon lie, but also caught one of the -- the prevaricators.
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, June 20, 1908. No. 25.
"Clearing the Decks"
In "clearing the deck" to cast out "grappling hooks" for a "fight to the finish" over "Caractors," with the most thoroughly equipped warships the Mormons have, our readers will readily understand that their vessel, or my vessel, must be sunk to the bottom of the briny deep.
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, June 27, 1908. No. 26.
By Dr. Wyl, the great German writer, is one of the best war documents against Mormonism. I got hold of a few copies, and sold them for one dollar each, and have calls for more copies, but can not find but very few copies, and the price of each is now two dollars. The thing to do is for a few of us to make a pony purse, republish the book in pamphlet form at a nominal price, and scatter it amon the Mormons by the tens of thousands. R. B. NEAL.
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, July 11, 1908. No. 32.
This will be the name of a vigorous monthly I will launch next month. It will devote itself exclusively and vigorously to Mormonism. The pages will be the same size as that of the Christian Standard. The pages will number from eight to thirty-two, each issue -- not less than eight, not more than thirty-two. The price will be one dollar per year.
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, October 3, 1908. No. 40.
Judge W. M. Ives, Lake City, Fla., writes: "I learn through the Messiah's Advocate that you have sixteen different leaflets -- Anti-Mormon leaflets. Send me all you can for one dollar, as I propose to fight that doctrine.
Vol. 44. Cincinnati, October 10, 1908. No. 41.
Book of Mormon "Caractors" vs. a Pious Forgery
My article in the Christian Standard of Apr. 18, 1908, created quite a commotion in Mormon camps. This I desired and expected. They are bombarding my position from "headquarters" with some of their heaviest guns.
Vol. 45. Cincinnati, January 2, 1909. No. 1.
... D. R. Ellis, a vetran brother, writes subscribing for "Sword of Laban," and sending an extra dollar to use as I see fit. Will put down two mountain preachers who are in Mormon infested communities, on this list. He says: "In Nos. 1, 2 and 3 of your paper you have given Mormonism some sledge-hammer blows."
Vol. ? Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday, February 21, 1909. No. ?
PLAIN DEALER MAGAZINE
THE MORMONS ARE ONLY A MEMORY, BUT
"HIRAM HILL" IS STILL UNCHANGED
BY ELLEN S. DILLEY.
Vol. 45. Cincinnati, March 13, 1909. No. 11.
WALTER SCOTT AND HIS LIEUTENANTS
Walter Scott was a royal spirit... On the 7th of May, 1819, the young explorer, with sore feet and tired limbs, reached Pittsburg. Here he found a good man and fellow countryman, George Forrester, who gave him the position of assistant in his academy...
Vol. 45. Cincinnati, May 15, 1909. No. 20.
Mormonism has demonstrated, and is demonstrating, the value of the leaflet to build up a cause. Where we have pounds to use, they have tons. The people need posting on the issues sprung by the Mormon "elders," who are going, in pairs, up and down in every land, and by tract and with tongue are forwarding the "Gospel of Nephi."
Vol. 45. Cincinnati, August 14, 1909. No. 40.
... Mormon elders of the "Reorganized Church" are busy at work in Alviston, Ont. They will soon find a few troublesome things in their path-way.
Vol. 45. Cincinnati, October 16, 1909. No. 42.
EARLY REMINISCENCES OF
About the year 1815 we find two or three groups of Christian people meeting for worshi, in different places in Pittsburg, who, discarding human creeds, had adopted the Bible alone for their rule of faith and practice. These little bands were entirely independent of each other at first. But after awhile they all united, not as churches, but as individuals, and the congregation that resulted from this association became known as the First Christian Church of Pittsburg.