120 years ago today - Wednesday, Dec 5, 1900

[Rudger Clawson]
... The following is a copy of the article written by myself:

Standing upon the threshold of the twentieth century and glancing back along the hundred years that are gone, one is struck by the mighty changes that have been wrought among men. It has indeed been an era of progress and advancement—in the arts, in science, and in literature. The world has been startled from time to time by the creations of inventive genius. The railroad, the telegraph, and the telephone bring the children of men into close communion, and by the adoption of modern appliances life is made comparatively easy and the poor man of today has come into the enjoyment of comforts that were unknown even to potentates and rulers of other centuries. Electricity—that subtle, invisible, and all-powerful force—has been harnessed up and made to do service in a thousand different ways. Through its agency the world is flooded with light, and by its inherent power men are transported from place to place with an ease, rapidity, and comfort that would bewilder and astonish our forefathers....

[Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]

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