Saturday, July 16, 2016

They Appeared in Sherlock Holmes Novels

Which church group appeared in Sherlock Holmes novels as villains and murderers?
a.                  The Relief Society
b.                  The Beehives
c.                   The Mormon Battalion
d.                  The Danites
Yesterday’s answer:
(B)   The Temperance Society
The following from Heber C. Kimball’s journal during his first British mission in 1837:
The temperance reformation in England commenced in Preston just previous to our arrival there, and it was often said by temperance men who joined the Church that the movement was a preparatory work or forerunner to the introduction of the Gospel; in most every place we went where there was a Temperance Hall we could get it to preach in, many believing that we made men temperate faster than they did; for as soon as any obeyed the Gospel they abandoned their excesses in drinking; and none of us drank any kind of spirits, porter nor small beer, nor even wine, neither did we drink tea, coffee or chocolate.

"Extract from the Journal of Heber C. Kimball," Times and Seasons 2 (1841); 6 (1845)

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