Monday, April 13, 2015

John Horner’s Dream

John Horner
Early Church member, John Horner had a dream about a cow eating his potato plants. How did Brother Horner interpret this dream?
a.                  That there would be 7 years of plenty, then 7 years of famine
b.                  That he was no longer to raise potatoes, but instead raise cattle
c.                   That he was to continue to plant potatoes because he now knew he could
d.                  That he had to fix his fence before all the potatoes disappeared
Yesterday’s answer:
b.   Have its star removed from the Union
From the Quincy (Illinois) Argus, March 16, 1839
   We give in today's paper the details of the recent bloody tragedy acted in Missouri--the details of a scene of terror and blood unparalleled in the annals of modern, and under the circumstances of the case, in ancient history--a tragedy of so deep, and fearful, and absorbing interest, that the very life-blood of the heart is chilled at the simple contemplation. We are prompted to ask ourselves if it be really true, that we are living in an enlightened, a humane and civilized age--in an age and quarter of the world boasting of its progress in everything good, and great, and honorable, and virtuous, and high-minded--in a country of which, as American citizens, we could be proud--whether we are living under a constitution and laws, or have not rather returned to the ruthless times of the stern Atilla--to the times of the fiery Hun, when the sword and flame ravaged the fair fields of Italy and Europe, and the darkest passions held full revel in all the revolting scenes of unchecked brutality, and unbridled desire?

   We have no language sufficiently strong for the expression of our indignation and shame at the recent transaction in a sister state--and that state Missouri--a state of which we had long been proud, alike for her men and history, but now so fallen, that we could wish her star stricken out from the bright constellation of the Union. We say we know of no language sufficiently strong for the expression of our shame and abhorrence of her recent conduct. She has written her own character in letters of blood--and stained it by acts of merciless cruelty and brutality that the waters of ages cannot efface. It will be observed that an organized mob aided by many of the civil and military officers of Missouri, with Governor Boggs at their head, have been the prominent actors in this business, incited too, it appears, against the Mormons by political hatred, and by the additional motives of plunder and revenge. They have but too well put in execution their threats of extermination and expulsion, and fully wreaked their vengeance on a body of industrious and enterprising men, who had never wronged, nor wished to wrong them, but on the contrary had ever comported themselves as good and honest citizens, living under the same laws and having the same right with themselves to the sacred immunities of life, liberty, and property. 

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