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WHAT “COVE'I‘OUSNESS” IS UNDER THE NEW ORDER. Lord’s agents, and now they simply ask for their own. Many of the people whine and complain, and want to hold on to the houses and orchards and the use of their time as though they belonged to themselves. The spirit. as the priesthood have often said, will lead them to hell or some worse place. The only way to avoid this spirit is to hand over the property which you have been acquiring for the Lord and his servants to its rightful owners. at once, and they W111, doubtless, give you back, as their IMPORTANT NEws roe THE Boomers—P. T. Barnum, the world-renowned showman, is ad- vertising for ﬁfty donkeys. That number of the asinine family could be spared from the ‘Order’ and not be missed. We publish the foregoing notice for the good of the Order and P. T. B. It is quite possible that Enoch and the Prince of Humbugs may strike hands and then he will have all the donkeys he desires. Emrons Exoca’s Anvocarmz—As you are the legally appointed lights of the Church I come to you for information. During the last Conference Apostle Orson Pratt tried to explain to us why the priesthood were unable to establish the Order of Enoch, in the early days of the Church in Missouri. He said that it was owing “to the covmoUSNsss of the people”——they were IN our youth we used to play at ‘Simon says unwilling to consecrate their property to the steward, what they consider sufﬁcient for your thumbs up,’ and were wont to be amused thereLord. In other words they “coveted” their support. In this way only can you evade the by; but we were never so entertained by that own wealth! Now, I have often heard of covanger of the Lord and be free from the dam“ n teresti ng game as we were. by an occurrence eting another man’s goods, but never of “cov, — at the Twentieth Ward etinw” one's own! Will you Meeting House, when the please explain how a man __ ~_._‘ ‘ senior Enoch was introducg can covet his own pro perty? .....I ’ ing the new scheme to his SALT "LAitE— , ° And oblige ONE or TEE omns. Certainly. The thing is is as simple as can be. In the ﬁrst place, nobodyowns any property i“ followers. After dilating upon its beauties, he arose and put the question, “All who are in favor of going with me in building up the except the presiding priesthood. Kingdom of God, raise their right hands!” Two or three As you must admit the Lord hands were raised. Enoch glared upon his servants for made your ingenuity, wit, ability and muscular power a short time and then roared “How long am I to wait for you to raise yourhands?’ ’ ——in a word, your body, brain and spirit. Neccs' eerily, therefore, you are Bro. G A S came to the " simply “the Lord’s” ma- rescue, and told Enoch that ‘, (-hine, and all that a ma- the Saints probably had not understood the question, and that he had better repeat it, whereupon he said, “all who are willing to build up the Kingdom of chine makes belongs. of course, to its owner. Now, what is the Lord’s is his servants’, hence, you are the priesthbod’s machine and all that‘you make be— longs just as legal rightfully to them. >.. as If they allow you to keep enough of their pr )1: "t; to keep the the machine going, that is their bu mess and not yours. 11111 God, raise hands!” All their right hands were raised, and the Prophet correspondingly happy, to think that he had not yet lost his inﬂuence over “This People.” Hence, iffyou N...“— desirt to retain, use or con— trol what you as the Lord‘s We are threatened with machine have made, you prosecution for the publicaare clearly covet-ing the protion of profane and indeperty of the Lord’s priestcent language. It seems hood, and are guilty of rather hard to blame and HOICE, YOU M “I'l‘ tHN’T A QUESTION theft in intention. Ti" threaten to prosecute us for It was this crime of c weting the results of their own nable sin of “covn'rme ” the property of the repeating the words of “Apostles,” “prophets,’ and the other “servants of God,” 11150;" in? flit tint, as Brother Pratt showed: priesthood. .-_.__ from whose writings and sayings we quote verbrought down the anger of “the Lord" upon BARNE’I‘ MosEs GILES. the latest ,edition of batim, and for which. chapter and verse can be the people of the Church in Missouri. J the modern prophet, is out with a very ungramproduced if necessary. We think it is‘rather It will be now clearly seen that the Latter-day matical, nonsensical letter to Brigham Young, rough on these “holy men of God.” Saints in this Territory own nothing. Their in which he informs that worthy that he has ,_ +._._.. houses and lands and wealth of every kind be— been appointed and commissioned by the Most WE do not know of any passage in the Bible longs. by a direct title from the Almighty, t0 High to put him on the right track. The Lord is which advocates the wearing of wooden shoes the priesthood, and their heirs and assigns for. reduced to a fearful strait when out of the but the following, the 25th verse of the 33d ever; and for the people to desire to retain or countless millions of inhabitants of the world chapter of Deuteronomy, expressly states the control it is really coveting other men’s he cannot ﬁnd any one with common sense to kind of shoes to be worn: " Thy shoes shall be property, and constitutes them guilty of the awdo his work. Moses Giles. you’d better shut iron and brass, and as thy days so shall thy ful sin of covetousness, which if not speedily up. give up the prophet business, and content strength he.” Now, if Bro. Brigham will only repented of will cause them to lose the yourself with making an honest living by selling wear a pair of shoes made of iron and brass, he spirit and go into apostncy. may gain in his old age the strength of an cabbage. onion. ' A For many years the priesthood in these vol— v What in enormous amount of moisture there 1: ye have kindly allmvud the pwople to 'Kt‘eil and 'The voyagers in the Ark must have had a will be in the millennium if there is to be a rough time, for we read in the Bible that it use a great deal of the property Whirl! '11 pitched within and pitched Without. knew all the time belonged to themselves as the reign of a'thousand years.