BRIGHAM YOUNG'S HOUSEHOLD.
THE STORY HIS NINETEENTH WIFE TELLS—THE PROPHET AS A WOOER AND A HUSBAND.
A correspondent who heard at Salt Lake City, on the 25th ult., one of the lectures which Mrs. Ann Eliza Webb Young, the nineteenth and last wife of Brigham Young, has prepared to deliver in the East-ern States during the coming Winter, writes as fol-lows concerning it to the Chicago Inter-Ocean: "Mrs. Young was born in 1844, and was first mar-ried when she was eighteen years of age. She lived with this husband three years, and had two boys born to her. From this husband she was divorced by the Probate Court, Brigham Young and Daniel H. Wells assisting her. She then lived with her mother in South Cotton-wood, and at a meeting there over which Brigham presided, she noticed his eye upon her during the whole service. When the meeting was over Brigham proposed to go home with her. Arriving at her house Brigham proposed to her father for his daughter in marriage, and to save her father and brother from ruin, and being cut off from the church she married Brigham. The ceremony was quietly performed in the Holy Endow-ment House by Heber C. Kimball, the First Chancellor to the President, with injunctions from the Prophet to keep it a secret. Mrs. Young makes many disclosures concerning the Holy Endowment House that are new to the outside world. After three years of wedlock with the Prophet she separated, the first intimation of which any of her relatives or Mormon friends re-ceived being obtained from the newspapers. Her story is one of neglected love, abuse, the want of necessary comforts, the need of medicine and medi-cal advice, and of base and unprincipled treatment by her husband; avers that beyond monthly rations of food of the commonest character she received only $30 per year in an order on the co-operative store for her and her children's wearing apparel. In regard to the Prophet's partiality for Amelia Folsom, she says it is owing to his fear of her, she having a vio-lent temper' of which he stands in great dread There may be something in this, but it has been said by parties familiar with Brig-ham's families that his partiality for Amelia is attributable to the wonderful magnetic power she exercises over him, ana not to any love for her. It cannot be denied that, in every separation from her, the Prophet is not well, and is only restored in returning and living with her. In Brigham's public declarations he has stated that he only has sixteen wives. Mrs. Young declares he has nineteen wives, and gives the maiden name of each one; also, the names of forty-five living chil-dren. Of these wives fifteen are married to the Prophet for this world and for eternity, four are married to him for this world alone. These four were the wives of Joseph Smith when living, and are to be his in eternity. The children of these four wives by Brigham, are also to be Joseph's for his exalta-tion in the great hereafter, Brigham acting as proxy husband for this world. Of the Prophet's habits, we learn that he rises With Amelia at 10 o'clock, I when his barber calls and makes him as good a looking man as possible, immediately after which break-fast is served by one of the older wives, they eating alone. At dinner, the Prophet, Amelia, Eliza Snow, the poetess, and the housekeeper of the bee-hive have a table by themselves at one end of the room, with all the delicacies of the season, while the rest of the wives with their families, six of which reside in this house, dine at another table on the plainest of fare."
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