HARSH TREATMENT OF A MORMON PREACHER IN ROCKINGHAM—We have certainly fallen upon strange and evil times. We have had an attempt to propa-gate Mormonism in Rockingham! The effort was made at Dayton, about five miles from Harrisonburg, on Sunday last, to in-troduce this new and most horrible ism into this part of the Valley. The teacher of this new doctrine professed to have come from Utah, and had with him what he called an “angel," whose duty it was to assist him in introducing his new creed. There was one believer baptized on Saturday, at which time some of the "boys" about Dayton had determined to "go for him" and his "angel," but were prevented by circumstances from doing so, the preacher in the meanwhile making himself a little scarce or keeping in the shade. On Sunday, however, the Tunker brethren had a meeting at Dayton, and some eight or ten persons were baptized in the faith of that church.
On Sunday about 1 o'clock, after preach-ing was over by the Tunkers, the young men and boys of the neighborhood deter-mined to rid the community of Mormonism by ducking the preacher and his angel. The angel, however, had flown, leaving the teacher of Mormonism to be baptized alone. After greasing his head well with coal oil or something else, they soused him into Kiser's mill-race, and after ducking him as much as they thought he deserved, they left him to be rescued by the newly converted brother whom he had baptized on Saturday. After getting out of the mill-race the Mor-mon preacher left for parts unknown, with-out even so much as saying farewell. It was the intention of the "boys" if he had not left, to have put him in again on Mon-day afternoon.–Rockingham Register.
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