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    PAPER MILLS

    “Books have multiplied to such an extent in our country, that it now takes 750 paper mills, with 2,000 engines in constant operation, to supply the printers, who work day and night, endeavoring to keep their engagements with publishers. These tireless mills produced 270,000,000 pounds of paper the past year, which immense supply has sold for about $27,000,000. A pound and a quarter of rags are required for a pound of paper, and 400,000,000 pounds were therefore consumed in this way last year. The cost of manufacturing a twelve months’ supply of paper for the United States, aside from labor and rags, is computed at $4,000,000.”FT 64.3

    The fabulous edifice proposed by a Yankee from Vermont, no longer seems an impossibility:FT 65.1

    “Build the establishment according to my plan,” said he; “drive a sheep in at one end, and he shall immediately come out at the other, four quarters of lamb, a felt hat, a leather apron, and a quarto Bible.”FT 65.2

    An “English Journalist,” (in 1853) speaking of the unexampled growth of the United States, says:FT 65.3

    “In an interval of little more than half a century it appears that this extraordinary people have increased above 500 per cent. in numbers; their national revenue has augmented nearly 700 per cent., while their public expenditure has increased little more than 400 per cent. The prodigious extension of their commerce is indicated by an increase of nearly 500 per cent, in their imports and exports, and 600 per cent in their shipping. The increased activity of their internal communication is expounded by the number of post offices, which has increased more than a hundred fold, the extent of their post roads which has been increased thirty-six fold, and the cost of their post office, which has been augmented in a seventy-two fold ratio. The augmentation of their machinery of public instruction is indicated by the extent of their public libraries, which have increased in a thirty-two fold ratio, and by the creation of school libraries, amounting to 2,000,000 volumes. They have completed a system of canal navigation, which, placed in a continuous line, would extend from London to Calcutta, and a system of railways which, continuously extended, would reach from London to Van Dieman’s Land, (14,350 miles,) and have provided locomotive machinery by which that distance could be traveled over in three weeks, at the cost of 1 1/2 d. per mile. They have created a system of inland navigation, the aggregate tonnage of which is probably not inferior in amount to the collective inland tonnage of all the other countries in the world, and they possess many hundreds of river steamers, which impart to the roads of water the marvelous celerity of roads of iron. They have in fine, constructed lines of electric telegraph which, laid continuously, would extend over a space longer by 3000 miles, than the distance from the North to the South pole, and have provided apparatus of transmission by which a message of 300 words dispatched under such circumstances from the North pole, might be delivered in writing at the South pole in one minute, and by which, consequently an answer of equal length might be sent back to the North pole in an equal interval. These are social and commercial phenomena for which it would be vain to seek a parallel in the past history of the human race.”FT 65.4

    The “wonders” of modern spiritual commenced in the United States, and from here have gone to the “kings of the earth and the whole world.” Rev. 16:14.FT 66.1

    The announcement of what could be done by the power of Magnetism, Psychology, Clairvoyance, etc., etc., have been truly wonderful. Millions in the United States within the last few years have witnessed these mysterious mysterious phenomena, and pronounced them realities; all the while ignorant of the fact that these are a fulfillment of prophecy, and an unmistakable sign of the end near.FT 66.2

    The following is taken from one of Mr. SUNDERLAND’S advertisements:FT 66.3

    “Patheism, demonstrating the new theory of mind by the power of Fascination, exercised over his auditors, whom he will cause to manifest a succession of mental hallucinations, exceeding the WONDERS of Witchcraft. He will charm them into the frenzy of rage, the horror of fear, and the transports of joy; with numerous ASTONISHING FEATS, performed in a state of Trance, Mysterious, Mirthful, Musical, combining a series of ecstatic phenomena, illustrating the laws of intellectual progression, and man’s final destiny, and far surpassing, in the brilliancy of their development, the magic creations of enchantment, as nothing in the Hindoo miracles, nor in the tales of the Arabian Nights, nor the marvels produced by Mesmerism, can equal Mr. Sunderland’s Pathematic entertainments under whatever names, new or old, his theory, or manner of operating, may be imitated; as his Psychological experiments are unparalleled in the history of the world, and exceed even the power of the unassisted imagination to conceive.”FT 67.1

    The apostle PAUL, speaking of the last days, and Christ’s coming, says:FT 67.2

    “Whose coming is after the working of Satan, with ALL POWER, and SIGNS, and LYING WONDERS.” 2T Thess. 2:9.FT 67.3

    The various “signs” and manifestations of these latter-day mysteries, are named by Mr. SUNDERLAND, as follows:FT 67.4

    “Amulets, Charms, Enchantments, Spells, Fascination, Incantation, Magic, Mesmerism, Philters, Talismans, Relies, Witchcraft, Ecstasy, Hallucination,FT 67.5

    Spectres, Trance, Illusions, Apparitions, Clairvoyance, Somnambulism, Miracles, Sympathy, etc., etc.”FT 68.1

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