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A Place For Brigham Young

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The Mormons would do we 1 to omijrate to Java, if wc may credit tho fol ovving account of Javanesa customs ijiven by one of the French princes, who ias reoently vieited that islaod : ''In the interior of Java are several small native rulers or sultnns; and these personage8, thougb really under the eolire coutrol of the Dutch, insomucli that their letters are carried to the Residency for examination before being delivered at the palaco, keop up all the externii!s of the most proluse Oriental luxury. Their oourts are a blendeJ confusión oí rich colora, notably rose color, scarlet and blue, and of gandal wood, gold nnd diamonds. Hultan bousourinunnn IX. is only twenty-eifjht years oíd ; be U of elegaut figure, his complexion a palé green, his oyea largo and haggard, with great painted eyebrowa. Tbis yjung niau, whose pettieoat and vest triade hiin look like a tropical parrot, was surrounded by three hundred coueins and Dcphews, and four thousand groat lords and officers, oo a!l fours ! He bad been nmrried at twelve years of age, and hi thirty third on, a howling baby of a daj old, was brought in to be gbown to the Freocb visitors. This, in fact, vat the child of the Grand Sultana, and wns destinod to pass over the heada of his thirtytwo brotherg, and to inherit hi father's throne. As to tbe little sisters they wero forty-cigbt in number, anc dressed in diamond." Sultan Brigham I. would pale hi ineffeciuul fires beside this brillian Javanesa tuier.


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Michigan Argus