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We both became regular attenders at Wollongong U3A, where I give an occasional talk, usually on a subject I know little about, so that I have to research it. Marg became involved with the Wollongong Garden Club. I also started to have some contact with the University through the group of Fellows and honorary academics. Somewhat to my surprise, in seventeen years after retiring, I had been made a Fellow of the University. We were able to find the ruins of the croft from which those hardy people came, no longer occupied, except for a couple of cows.
With his enthusiasm for development, planning rules were often overruled and the demolition of heritage buildings loved by the community became a regular threat.
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This led to a series of community protests, most of which Marg and I got involved. The Regent Cinema saved from demolition The first protest campaign, which preceded our return to Wollongong, was to save the Regent Theatre, an opulent local treasure of considerable aesthetic and motion-picture history significance. A local developer planned to demolish it to provide the car-park for a new supermarket. Some of us members of the National Trust letter-boxed Central Wollongong and organised a protest meeting, a very active community group was formed and the Regent was saved.
Next it was the turn of the greatly loved but somewhat decaying Northbeach Pavilion which dated from This lease was to be free for 15 years with a further 15 years at half-economic rental, with permission to build five restaurants, no Section 96 contributions, and no requirement to provide customer parking in that already crowded precinct.
In exchange for this largesse, he was to renovate the existing building. The community campaign, masterminded by Trevor Mott who later became a regular coffee companion initially failed but the Vella proposal was so outrageous that it became one of the main catalysts for the sacking of the Council and the ICAC investigation.
The next campaign was to save the Town Hall. Rod Oxley had retired but most of the rest of the staff were unchanged and we had a new General Manager. He vigorously supported the proposed demolition of the Town Hall. The idea was to demolish it, give the site to a local developer to build a ten-storey block, in which Council would get one floor.
This enraged not only the National Trust but almost the entire Wollongong community and especially the South Coast Labour Council and the arts community — the Town Hall housed possibly the best pipe organ in Australia. The National Trust organised a free protest organ recital that attracted people; Irene and Keith Tognetti got their famous violinist son Richard to play the organ to the Administrators and the destruction was avoided.
Rockwell confirmed fully what he had told to others, and repeated Joseph's answer word for word. The truth about the golden plates, from which Joseph pretended to "translate" the Book of Mormon, has been established sinceby E.
I give the substance of the very curious affidavits, obtained by him from Smith's neighbors, in the Appendix to Part I. There were never any plates of any kind. The book, a stupid historical novel, was written by Solomon Spaulding, stolen and "religiously" remodeled by Sidney Rigdon and published through Joseph Smith, whose wide-spread fame as "Peeper" and "Treasure-finder" enabled him admirably to assume the role of discoverer of golden plates.
But he failed in one respect; he thought he found a tool and he really found a master in Peeping Joe. Now it will surely be interesting to the reader, that I can not only convict Joseph Smith out of his own mouth, giving his full confession of the original fraud, but I am also able to show that he contemplated an additional fraud with the "plates," and that, as usual, he thought to make a pile of money out of the second fraud, too.
The witness in the case is Joseph's Nauvoo accomplice, Dr. Those who would refuse his testimony, will not be able to contradict that of Mrs. He calculated to make considerable money by this trick, as there would of course be a great anxiety to see the plates, which he intended to exhibit at twenty-five cents a sight.
I mentioned this proposition to Mrs. Pratt, on the day the Prophet made it, and requested her to keep it in memory, as it might be of much importance. Pratt confirmed it fully and stated also that Bennett had reported to her this conversation with Joseph on the very day when it happened.
Who could be vindictive or malicious with such an eccentric as Joe? The prophet with all his vices and wickednesses was yet neither malicious nor vindictive. He had a very strong, healthy stomach, excellent digestion. He was almost the very antipode of dyspeptic, reticent Brother Brigham. Joseph dearly loved the social glass. Brigham much preferred a flowing bowl of oatmeal porridge. The great prophet of this dispensation of the fullness of time was a real Bacchant.
Perhaps he thought with his long-time bosom-crony, the famous O. Joe himself was often drunk. I have seen him in this state at different times.
One evening one of the brethren brought Joseph to my home. He could not walk and had to be led by a helpful brother. The prophet asked me to make some strong coffee, which I did. He drank five cups, and when he felt that he could walk a little better, he went home.
He dared not come before Emma in this state. Joseph was no habitual drunkard, but he used to get on sprees. When drunk he used to be 'awfully funny. No wonder that Joseph sometimes went to bed with his boots on, or that he slept, as he sometimes did, in a ditch.
He was a right jolly prophet. No sanctimonious humbug about him. I suppose you have heard of it. I am awfully sorry, but I felt very good. No, there was no holy humbug about Joseph. He made no "long face" he gave himself as the jolly brigand he was, and that is what made him loved and admired by the motley crowd of impecunious vagabonds and adventurers that surrounded him. Brigham was, though always obeyed, feared and hated by his "friends;" they knew that he would sacrifice anything and anyone to his passion for gold; but Joseph was a good comrade in the midst of brigands of a lower order; they admired his physical strength and agility and loved his jolly, cordial ways.
He had physical courage, he even died game, while Brigham was the greatest coward of his time, the greatest among a whole set of cowards like Geo.
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Smith and the rest of them. There was something of Macbeth in that fellow Joseph and he died like Mac. But hear our witnesses: Joseph said that he had paid him and owed him nothing. Joseph took his seat in the carnage and drove away. He had a fine carriage. He used to drive the buggy himself, but the carriage was generally driven by a coachman. Emma often rode on horseback in company with Joseph, especially on military parades. He liked foot races and would have his boots off in a moment, to the great grief of old bigots.
I remember the visit of a U. The major was of higher build than Joseph, but not so strong as the prophet. Joseph wanted to wrestle with him. He threw off his coat and cried: Joseph laughed and said: They wanted to see the Prophet and to hear the principles he was teaching.
Joseph took them to his study, and talked to them about repentance, baptism, remission of sins, etc. The two reverends interrupted Joseph frequently. After half-an-hour or so, getting impatient the Prophet said to the two holy men, while he stood up in his full height: When, surely to his own surprise, arrived at the height of his ambition, Joseph, who was naturally "smart," felt keenly the want of some ornamental learning.
As usual he decided to make the world believe that he had what, in fact, he had not. He did in this respect just the same thing which he had done in regard to plates, apparitions of angels, etc.
Let the witnesses talk: He readily confessed this; it was a fulfillment of Scripture. He acquired knowledge very rapidly, and learned with special facility all the tricks of the scoundrels who worked in his company. He soon outgrew his teachers.
He studied Hebrew, he wanted to be fit for his place and enjoy the profits and power alone. He learned by heart a number of Latin, Greek and French common-place phrases, to use them in his speeches and sermons.
He learned rapidly, while Heber C. Kimball never came to understand the difference between noun and verb. He ate heartily, but was not particular about the kind of food. I believe that he used tobacco in some form. He was always well dressed, generally in black with a white neck-tie.
He looked like a Reverend. When I saw him for the first time he rode on a splendid black horse that had been given to him by some admirer.
He was a very good horseman. He was, when walking, very lank and loose in his appearance and movements. He used to laugh from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet, it shook every bit of flesh in him.
He used to make a remark now and then, letting the others talk. Whenever he spoke of Church affairs, his talk grew intelligent. He had no great choice of words, and generally expressed his ideas in a very humble, common-place way. At all events, he was by no means interesting in company. It looked as if he wanted to keep those who surrounded him in respect by talking little.
There was an old Dane in a Mormon settlement. He had half a dozen buxom daughters; one of them had been sealed to the bishop. Whenever the bishop was absent from his flock, the old Dane used to preach in his stead in the Sunday meeting. Once -- the bishop was in Salt Lake -- our old Dane goes on the "stand" with a letter in his hand. The bishop writes that this command must be Mahomet and His Army.
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The bishop is the representative of God and I am his father-in-law. Jokes and curses, meekness and bravado, temporal and spiritual, the Holy Ghost and stock-raising, irrigation and baptism for the dead -- all is "preaching.
He said what he wanted to say in a very blundering sort of way. John Taylor is the best speaker the Church ever had. Joseph had great magnetic influence over his audience, more than Brigham ever had. He had uncommon gifts in this line; he was what spiritualists call a strong medium. His eyes had nothing particular. When excited in speaking, he used to get very pale. The Saints thought that this change of colour came through the influence of the Holy Ghost. Whenever he had been 'tight,' he used to confess it in next Sunday's meeting.
In the same way he confessed often that he had been wrong in some act. Brigham never did such a thing. But Joseph lied at the same time, stating that he had done so to try the faith of the Saints. The Lord would have a tried people. Yes, he was even a general at Nauvoo, not. And he looked fine in his military rig-out, to be sure. Their Legion, to the number of two thousand men, was paraded by Generals Smith, Bennett and others, and certainly made a noble and imposing appearance.
There are no troops in the States like them in point of enthusiasm and warlike aspect, yea, warlike character Joseph, the chief, is a noble-looking fellow, a Mahomet every inch of him. Bennett was the man who introduced this grand style, he always wanted everything of the finest; they both rigged themselves out wonderfully.
The Nauvoo Legion looked very well. Bennett understood parading thoroughly. Bennett did not look well on a horse, but Joseph looked splendid, and so did 'General' Hyrum. Notwithstanding all this style, Joseph was very cordial with everybody, shook hands with all the world, and was always addressed 'Brother Joseph. Lee as Canvasser -- The Cry of a Mason.
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Joseph got crazy about his greatness in Nauvoo. His general's uniform, the Urim and Thummim, the Plates, the Breastplate, Laban's sword all went to his head at once and made a fool of him. In this state of vertigo he conceived the glorious idea to be a candidate for the Presidency of the United States.
The greatest impostors and swindlers of the time, as bidders for the highest gifts of the Nation! And, looking over the yellowish leaves of the same Church organ, to see only a few numbers later the sacred columns in mourning, announcing the tragic death of the great candidate!
Well, he has paid for his crimes and his follies! Let us honor death, even in the corpse of an impostor. At that moment, when he cried out of the window of Carthage jail: Joseph presents himself "of Illinois," but Sidney Rigdon, who had resided with Joseph all the time in Nauvoo, hails "of Pennsylvania. Joseph sent elders to canvass for him all over the country.
Lee was one of them, and though an admirer of the Prophet, he says in his book, pp. It was hard enough to preach the gospel without purse or scrip, but it was nothing compared to offering a man with the reputation that Joseph Smith had, to the people as a candidate for the highest gift of the Nation. I would a thousand times rather have been shut up in jail than to have taken the trip, but I dared not refuse. They thought the time was sure to come soon when he would be at the head of the Nation.
This belief was part of their fanaticism, Joseph and Sidney spoke in public about their candidacies, and gave instructions to the elders whom they sent abroad.
They said they would soon get the whole United States, and then they would make laws to suit themselves; and the people believed what they said. Missouri was to be the Canaan of the Saints. Look at the "revelation" of June,where the Lord speaks to the elders assembled in Kirtland: The Mormon Troubles Explained.
Everywhere they go, there is "Zion"; what is not theirs, is their "enemies" and what is their "enemies'" must become theirs. It did not take the Missourians long to find out the kind intentions of the "House of Israel" towards them, and a civil war with its attending horrors ensued. Boggs, a faithful officer of the metal of our Murray, found out soon that quick amputation was the only method of healing this case of blood poisoning. He gave his celebrated order to drive the Mormons away or, "if it should become necessary for the public peace," to exterminate them.
Would not any energetic patriot have acted just the same in such a case? Look at the evidence given in the trial of Joseph Smith and others, quoted in our Appendix to Part I. This is one instance out of hundreds showing how the minds of the young in Utah get filled with lies and hatred of the American name: Boggs, Governor of the State of Missouri.
Rockwell, and that Joseph Smith prompted him to do it, or was accessory before the fact.
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Questions and answers on the life and mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Boggs was the embodiment of the lawful wrath of the Missourians, kindled by the arrogance and the crimes of the band of fanaticized adventurers called "Mormons. He was hated for what he had done and feared for what he could do. While he lived Joseph's extradition at the call of the Missouri authorities was only a question of time.
He must die, like Banquo, and then, what a fine effect on the "Mormon people," themselves, was to be expected from a sudden violent death of Nero! Was there not an admirable opportunity to show that Joseph, having predicted it, was the greatest of all prophets? The Lord was always on hand to smite his enemies with a timely stroke of lightning, and would not the death of Boggs, the "persecutor," deter other would-be Boggses from interfering with the Lord's chosen people and frighten the enemies of Zion in general?
Let us first glance at Bennett's book again. Boggs, Ex-Governor of Missouri, should die by violent hands within a year. Smith was speaking of the Missouri difficulties at the time, and said that the exterminator should be exterminated, and that the Destroying Angel should do it by the right hand of his power.
I heard the offer made at a meeting of the Danites in the Nauvoo lodge room Rockwell left Nauvoo from one to two months prior to the attempted assassination of Governor Boggs, and returned the day before the report reached there. The Nauvoo Wasp, of May 28, A. Soon after Rockwell's return, Smith said to me, speaking of Governor Boggs: I am able to lay it before the reader, introducing the testimony of Mrs. Bennett called at my house and asked me to lend him my husband's rifle. This was an excellent arm, brought from England by Orson Pratt; it was known to be the best rifle in that part of the country.
I asked him what he wanted the rifle for, and he said: I suspected some foul play, and refused to give him the rifle, stating that I dared not dispose of it in the absence of my husband. Bennett went away, and when the news came that Gov.
The author saw the Wasp in the Historian's office at Salt Lake. And, en passant, I observe that President John Taylor in his celebrated discussion in France, in the yearis strangely oblivious of this noble deed, dismissing with a virtuous flourish the charge as a weak invention of the enemy; in effect denying as he also at the same time and place denied polygamy, etc.
The pistol was loaded with buckshot and three balls took effect in his head, one penetrating his brain.