Hosea Stout

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Hosea Stout - A little bird once met another bird, - ' ' And...
A little bird once met another bird, - ' ' And whistled to her, Will you be my mate!" With fluttering wings she twittered, " How ab; - surd, , Oh, what a silly pate !" And off unto a distant tree;she flew " To And concealment in its friendly cover, - And passed the hours in slyly peeping through At her rejeoted lover. . . , .? Theilted bird, with drooping heart and wing, Poured ferth his grief all day In plaintive songs . . Telling in sadness to the ear of Spring ' , The story of his wrongs. But little thought he, while eaoh nook and dell With the wild music of his plaint were thrilling, That scornful breast with sighs began to swell ..... Halfpltying and half willing. - Next month I walked the same sequestered i way, When close together on a twig I spied them ; And in a nest half hid with leaves there lay ' , I Four little birds beside them. . , ; Ooy maid, this meral in your ear I drop ; . When lovers' hopes within their hearts you prison. Fly out of sight and hearing ; do not stop i To look behind and listen ! . . TRIBULATIONS OF THE SAINTS TERRORISM AMONG THE MORMONS. j, ... ! - t. ' 11 nl.'l , BBIGHAM YOTJlffQ A "UGITIVB. A ' Compromise Proposed - Reformation ' Promised. " - ' Arrest of Heads of the Ohurchon Charge of ,. ; i ' Murder. - :; lir. ; Prisoners Conflned fn Camp Doagrlaus. Hawkins Sentenced to the Penitentiary for ThreeTcars. , Special to N. Y. Herald. r 1 Salt Lake City, Oct. 27, 1871. It is stated in official circles that Brigham Young left on Tuesday last for the South. Yesterday he was said to have heen 120 miles south of this city, with his course still onward. It is not known to what point he is bound. Many think that he intends to leave the country, but I think he will find refuge in St. George, a village 300 miles from here and about 'fifteen days from the court. It is certainly doubtful whether he will appear for trial on the indictment on which he was arrested, and it is doubtful, too, whether the Head of the Church will be seen hce again until the trouble is over. TWegate Hooper nas gone to wasn - ington td see President Grant and to en - deavor to etJJct some basis for reompro - mise. bv which the - United States au thorities here, judicial and executive, shall be restrained or removed. The Church is in the greatest i ferment ; Hooper in Washington, Cannon in San Francisco, Brigham Young in the South all slipping off secretly and without the knowledge of the people. Hooper hopes to accomplish everything with the President. . '. - m - ,; - v!..i J - - The trials are to be discontinued if he succeeds, and some sort of promise of reformation for the future is to be made. The officials here are on the alert. There is something mysterious in the wind, and an ominous silence reigns in the Mormon quarters. Mayor Wells is at his post, and practically head of the community to - day. Tne coming days will oe iun oi inter est to the country. more Arrests Mayor Wells and Ex - At torney General Stoat in tne Tolls Orson Hyde a Fugitive from Justice. Salt Lake City, Oct. 28. 1871, Daniel H. Wells, Mayor of the city, Hoza Stout, formerly General of the Territory, and William Belden, of Kim - bals' Hotel, Parley Canyon, were arrested to - day by United States Marshal Patrick upon . the indictment of the Grand Jury .charging them with murder. - . Tom J? itcn made application to admit them to bail, which application will be heard on Monday morning. . The prisoners were placed in a carriage and taken to Camp Douglass. ; ; Some slight excitement prevailed at the Marshal's office, while the accused were there waiting for a conveyance to the camp, some policemen saying they should not go to prison if they did not wish to, and one or two women calling out to the officers to ''take them if they dared,"; and "they would fight them with a vengeance," &c.V .The officers, however, were firm, and nothing seri ous happened. The alleged crime con sists in tne Killing oi 4icnaru Yates and a man named Buck several years ago. . A warrant was out for tne arrest or Orson Hyde, one of the twelve apostles, upon the same, but he eluded the deputies who were sent to arrest him. He was pursued to the southern part of the Territory. A man named Bennet was found mur dered on the stage road, about eight miles from the city, this morning, with four bullets in ma body. ; Warrants Issned for tne Arrest of Brig - nam louug ana nis son josepn on Cnarire of Herder A Danite Xnrns State's Evidence. Salt Lake City, Oct. 28. Warrants are out for the arrest of Brigham Young and nis son, josepn a. young, on a charge of murder, in having ordered the killing of Richard Yates. The indict ments on all tnese murder cases are understood to be founded upon the testimony of Bill Hickman, who was once what is termed by the Gentiles a "Dan ite," or secret agent or tne Mormon authorities. Yates visited the Mormon camp during the rebellion of 1857, ostensibly to sell powder. The Mormons regarded him as a spy and, some weeks afterwards, arrested him and placed him in the custody of Hickman, to be taken to Salt Lake City. D. Wella then commanded the Mormon troops, and Hosea Stout was Judge Advocate. On the way to Salt Lake City he killed Yates, as Hickman says, by orders from Brigham Young and Joseph A. Young, and at the instigation of D. Wells and Stout. Hickman also is now confined at Camp Douglas. He went with the of - ncers to JDcno uanyon, and atter point ing out where he had buried Yates, as sisted tnem in disinterring tne remains, Hawkins Sentenced to Three Years' Imprisonment in tbe Penitentiary - Notice of Appeal. Salt Lake City, Oct. 28, 1871. Chief Justice M'Kean this morning passed sentence upon Thomas Hawkins, me ir - oiygamist, as ioiiows; v Thomas Hawkins, I am sorry for you, very sorry : you may not think so now. but I shall try to make you think so by the mercy which I shall show you. You came from England to this country with the wife of your youth for manv years. You were a kind husband and a kind father. At length, however, the evil spirit of polygamy tempted and possessed you : tnen nappiness departed from your household, and now, by the complaint of your faithful wife and the verdict of a law - abiding jury, you stand at the bar as a convicted criminal. The law gives me a large discretionary pow er in passing sentence upon you. I might both fine and imprison vou. T might imprison you twenty years and fine you $1,000..' I cannot imprison you for less than three years, nor fine you less than $300. It is right that you siiouiu oe nneu, among otner reasons, to help to defray the expenses of enforc ing the laws: but mv exnerienopi in UtaU has been such that were I to fine you only, x am satisfied the fine would be paid out of other , funds than yours, and thus you would go free ausumueiy iree irom fill punishment ; and. then those men who mislead the Eeople would make thousands of others elieve that God sent the money to pay the fine that God had prevented the Court from sending you to prison that by a miracle, you had been'rescued from the authorities of the United States. ; I must look to it that my judgement give no aid and comfort to such men.' I must look to it that my judgment be not so severe as to seem vindictive and not so light as to seem to trifle with justice. This community ought to begin to learn that God does not interpose to rescue criminals from the consequences of their crimes; but that, on the contrary He so. orders the affairs of His universe that sooner or later crime stands face to face with justice, and justice is the master. I will say here and now, that whenever your good behavior and the public good shall justify me in doing so, I will gladly recommend that you be pardoned. The judgement of the Court is that you be fined $500 and that you be imprisoned at hard labor for the term of three years. - " : : ' Contrary to all expectations there was little oi" no excitement in the court room. : The attendance was large, but generally all maintained a proper decorum.' The United States Marshal and detectives ;were fully prepared for any emergency. - - ; ? : Notice of an appeal to the Supreme Court was given by the prisoner's counsel. 1 1 i c tF..,T ( , - - A Curious Case. Between two and three years ago two men, named respectively P. j Kimball and W. H. Stout, left Dallas, Texas, in a wagon which was stored with all sorts and sizes of pedler's wares, intending to sell the latter from place to place as they went for the purpose of paying current expenses and , accumulating a little fund for their projected long journey to one of the northwestern States. It Is known that they traversed Arkansas and Missouri in such amicable partnership of progress, disposing ; of the cargo to satisfactory advantage ; but aftes fhe team had crossed the Mississippi at .Hannibal, in the State, last named, only Stout remained : in the wagon, which still bore , painted on : its side his partner's name. : With what remained of their, wares this man drove on through Pike county, immortalized in the ballads of Mr. John Hay, until arriving at the town of Pittsfleld, where registering himself at a hotel in his full name and without a word concerning the fate of his recent associate, he sold both horses ' and i wagon, and subsequently departed tor an unknown destination. It was soon after this that the dead body of Kimball was found lying in a swamp of Pike county presenting all the" ghastly marks of brutal murder, and there seemed on room - to doubt that he had fallen by the hand of his part ner ; due dread discovery came too late for any certain tracking of the alleged murderer from Pittsfleld, and the law was completely at fault in its scheme of justice. i To stimulate some of the more pertinacious emissaries of tne latter, divers relatives of the dead man in Pike and an' adjoining county offered a very liberal reward something like $1,500 for the capture of the accused man, but it was fully two years before the eager detectives could strike any fresh trail of him they sought. At last, however, about six months ago they ascertained tnat a person calling nimseli VV. H. Stout, and Stout, and in some particu lars answering the description of poor ivimDairs treacnerous partner, was living at Grand Island, in Nebraska. Satisfied, that he was their man, they at once telegraphed the authorities of that place to arrest him on a charge of the murder, and with a requisition of the Governor of Missouri, liastened thither like blood hounds to pull down their prey. By a curious fatality, theNebraskian, Stout, was the - telegraph operator at Grand Island, and, of course; the telegraph denouncing him by name as the murderer. and calling for - his arrest. was ticked out by , the lightning, letter by letter, and under nis own eyes, before any other mortal could see it. Here was a wonderful chance given him to fly before aught could .be known in his State of the awful charge against him : the lightning had warned him al - most miraculously ; dui, eitner irom the confidence - of heroic innocence, or a matchless audacity of guilt, he de spised the temptation ottered by the subtle messenger of the gods, and delivered to the authorities the dispatch which was to place him in prison. There the officers from Missouri found him, and from thence carried him to ' the State in which Kimball had been killed. The city marshal at Hannibal has positively identified him as the man who had been with Kimball when the two crossed the Mississippi from that town before. On the other hand, four of the most respectable citizens of Grand Island followed him at their own expense expressly to testify that for three months before the time of Kimball's murder and for six months thereafter Stout was not and could not have been absent from Grand Island for three days at anyone time. In addition to this last unimpeachable testimony, and the patent fact that the prisoner had not availed himself of his own.first ; reading of the dispatch calling for his arrest, he solemnly declared that he had ; never even seen the man he was accused of having killed, and would accept no less reparation for the cruelty of such a charge than a unanimous acquittal by a jury. ' : In proof of his disposition in this respect, after he had been removed, by change of venue, to Mount Sterling, in Brown county, for trial, he actually refused an offered opportunity to escape from prison when every other captive of - the ? institution broke loose from thence, and was found by the jailor waiting, solitary and alone, to be more securely locked up. At the trial still other citizens of Grand Island testified, from personal knowledge, that he was seven hundred miles - away from Pike county, in a Nebraska hotel, on the very day when Kimball must have been slain. Yet strange to say, after all this the jury found him guilty, and the circuit court sentenced him to the penitentiary for twenty years. Like Ajax, prince of Locris, he defied the lightning, and the angered gods, using stupid men as their instruments, have punished him for his temerity. Pittsburg Leader, Vdth inst. RufuS Choate and Chief Justice Shaw, of Massachusetts, often indulged in wordy combat, and wit was generally freely expended on both sides. Choate was once arguing a question before the chief justice (who was one of the homeliest men ever jaised to the bench), and to express his - reverence for the conceded ability of the justice, said, in yielding to an adverse decision : "In coming into the presence of your honor, I experience the same feelings the Hindoo does when he bows before his idol. I know that you are ugly, but I feel that you are great!'' The Tittisville Herald says French heels have been nearly entirely discarded in Oil City. The sidewalks being made of rafted lumber, and full of peg holes, the girls frequently found their heels fast and a whole section of sidewalk had' to be torn up before they could continue their promenade. The authorities have passed an ordinance lately requiring every sidewalk owner to keep a set of jackscrews and pulley blocks on the premises, in readiness for such accidents. AN exchange says the grapes on Long Island are so large that their skins are used to cover old umbrella frames. We don't believe it. of at so . be 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 81, 82, S3, 84, . . to

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 30 Oct 1871, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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