Mormonism in Scranton.
The following is from the Deseret News, the
Mormon organ of Salt Lake City.
Hyde Park, Pa.,
October 11, 1879.
Editors Deseret News:
Brothers Siddowy and Van Tassel, of your city, visited our branch on Sunday; we had a good talk from the brethren. It was their last visit prior to their departure for home. Their mission has been a very successful one, and they have endeared themselves by their genial deportment, to all whose esteem, is worth securing.
Our branch, though few in numbers, still lives, we hang together very tenaciously and feel we are on the Lord's side.
One of the Elders, John W. Evans, and his son Joseph were badly burned in the mines about two weeks ago, from a fire damp ex-plosion. It was one of the most terrific: ex-plosions that has ever occurred in these mail regions. It was surprising how those men escaped so well. They are improving rapidly, Bro. Evans has a brother living in Spanish Fork. Mining in this region is becoming more dangerous every year on account of the increasing depth of mining operations.
Secretary Evarts' circular to foreign gov ernments on Mormon immigration is laughed at by our liberal friends in this locality. He might as well have issued a proclamation against the rising of the sun. What a com-ment on our government, "the most power-ful on earth," that it has to go on its bended knees and beg for assistance from all the powers of Europe to stay the progress of little stone cut out of the mountain without hands, i.e. Mormonism. Why do the nations rage? We know
The News comes regularly to hand—con-tents well digested, I assure you. Elder Standing's martyrdom created a profound sensation in our midst as a little branch. Georgia has sown the wind and is even now reaping the whirl wind.
Yours as ever in the covenant,
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