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this the of tor- do their im-t pat hue and or The that and up at the place fact to his- from in To to busy can of the proi-verts from noth-.: and A re-c in to and under the party sus- I effort on, as that will the bis the of that to of rise to the their the hiu- before and on a has cent instead on the possi The most Mis cotton week has to ex- the wheat candidate candi next Fiel to a the op-poit ?s rt SLL.SlSSUft'X lit J.K.UIiilJ.Sf till. Col. Eeobek Davis 'declines a nomination for Congressln the Second District of Missis sippi. Col. Davi'3 thinks (hat it is due to Hon. II. S. Bennett that his course in Con gress should be endorsed bj the Democracy by a n-.nomlnation. Private business also adds to the inclination of Col. D. to decline entering the contest as a rival of Judge BxAiri ."" Col. V. II. Johnsov; uo icceived the nomi nation of the Jinocracy of Tippah county, ItsSjwTepreseni uie count.)- m m a...-- fure, declines tie nomiaaion on sccgum w private business. . ' The Holly Springs aerata, or me ju insu says s - District Convention. We believe that the -eneral conclusion now is, that the first Monday Monday in July is the time, and Holly Springs the place, for holding the District Convention. As far a.-we re concerned, that day will suit us as well as any other. We wish our meeting to be .harmonious, and to act strictly in concert, rj hu rannnt be the ease if there is wrang- lln" and disaffection in oi r camp. Let us all, then, agree upon that day as the time for se-i..tinr se-i..tinr a afaruinrd-bearer to represent us in the next Congress, and come to Holly Springs, and select sucn a man as we oeueve u uc uuusoi, capable and worthy. The Holly Springs HeroW contains the following following interesting item: Central Railroad. We are gratlSed to learn from gentleme b just from Oxford, Oxford, that, at the election on Thursday last for TVirertors of the Mississippi Central Railroad, the old Board were re-elected by large majorities. majorities. The only chaBge in the old Board is the substitution of Mr. Elias Taylor in place pf Walker Brooks, Esq., who declined a reMec-Hnn reMec-Hnn the Hon. A. M. Clayton in place of Afr 'mmIot. who has removed from the State. l-Col. Wm. F. Mason, of Holly springs, nas Wn elected Treasurer, and tUere Is Dut nine doubt of the unanimous re-election of Colonel Walter Graham as Presldent- A writer In the same paper, in a judicious article, recommends Hon. Ckas, L. Thomas as the Democratic candidate for State Senator, from MarshalUounty. Col. Thomas, it is well known to the Mississippi xeaders of th Ap peal, is one of the most reliable Democrats in North Mississippi, and has been mentioned by his friends in connnction with the Governorship ia past contests. Great Tobacco Contract. The Spanish government has authorized its Consul at New York to advertise for proposals for the supply of Kentucky and Virginia tobacco, for the con sumption of Spain, during the next four years. It is estimated thatthe amount required will be worth from ftvelo ten millions of dollars per annum. The Wheat Crop. The Marquette, Wis. Express, of the th inst, says tBat the winter wheat In that section is iooKing nneiyj ana "promises a good yield. The Madison Patriot of the 18th, makes a' like favorable, report as to Dane county. . FSOSt GREAT SALT LAKE. Corretpwdinoe ol th Kew Totk DBr Timts. TKKT LATE AXD IX1ERESTIXG MORS KORMOX OUTBAGK3 VIOLENT DISPERSION OF THB V. S COURTS FEDERAL OFFICERS INTIMIDATED IS!) -DEFIED KXTRAORDINART COURT PRO- CRKDINGS UNITED STATES OFFICERS TO BE RIDDEN DPON A RAIL, Sic, &c. Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Thursday, MarcS 5, 1857. I embrace an opportunity of sending a com' munication to the States by trusty private hands, to give you. such description as I am able of the present state of affairs in "Zion," premising, however, that it is utterly impossible impossible to convey to the distant reader anything like an adequate' idea of ihe precarious and suffering condition here, in consequence of the failure of our Government to afford us the tinniest protection of law. - You have long been aware, I suppose, that letters sent from here by mail are subjected to careful scrutiny by Mormon agents after they are sealed and deposited in tnis posi-ornce. The objectcf this proceeding is to prevent the departure trom me xerr uory oi any comma-: nication wim iae ouiwaru worm ojr muicu me true -condition of affairs in Mormondom may become known : and to accomplish this end there is no crime which Brigham Young and his chosen instruments would hesitate to commit commit Even the passing traveler, who is suspected suspected of bearing such letters, is pretty sure of being waylaid and robbed of his documents and valuables; and consequently there are few leaving this place who are bold enough to attempt attempt the concealment of anti-Mormon letters about their persons or baggage. You can readily conceive, then, what a Godsend to us is bo safe an opportunity as that I now embrace, of sending you a few lines. Surely our friends at the East are misinformed misinformed in relation to the condition of the vast multitude of their fellow-citizens dwelling up on these distant plains or elss tne stories ot our wrongs which have occasionally reached you, must have been received aB impossible dreams. Oa.no other hypothesis can we account for your euptneness. When wewho have experienced experienced the horrible reality of Mormon despotism, take a retrospect of tbe lawlessness and crime which rmtriot herefora number of years, without without tbe least attempt by the Federal Government to correct or check itj we can scarcely avoid the conclusion that you have deliberately determined determined to leave us unaided or unsuccored, to work out our own salvation. If it be so, for Heaven's sake let us know that and, Herculean Herculean as is the task, we will at least attempt to throw of! the yoke ol oppression. If we suc ceed, we have our reward ; and if we fall, we can be in no worse condition tnan tnat to wnicu we have so long submitted with such patience as we could muster to our aid. ' As early as 1851 the, calendar of Mormon crime and oppression opened here, since when we have witnessed and, endured a constant succession of outrages against religion, decency, decency, property and life, until we have become as weary in the recital of them as we have been disgusted and pained; still tne public m the States have never heard a hundredth pait of the long, black list. It is well known that .Judges Branderberry and Brockus, and the Secretary of State Harris, were driven from the Territorv years ago, and that nearly every other fedeial officer sent out here has been compelled to resign and flee the country within two years after reaching it. So too, quiet, unoffending, private citizens have been robbed and driven at their homes at Salt Lake, time and again, by large bodies of armed men, who set everything like law at defiance while c'aim- iiifr to be its olbeers, and WDo in tne enlorc ment of their discriminate exactions of black mail, never hesitated to sacrifice 'even human life. 1 refer for example to tne raarauJirg expedition to Forts Bridger and Grosvenor, and the murder of Wm. Walker in August, 1S53. In that exploit of brigandism, disguised under the form of law, thousands o&HoIlars- in money and property were collected as booty, to enrich the coffers of tbe Mormon church, and reward the unscrupulous cut-throats who played leading parts in that bloody drama. 'lheutterinaiequacy of the civil law to reach such cases as these, and to punish such crimes when perpetrated by procurement or connivance of ike heads of the Mormon Church, was most forcibly exemplified in the trial of the murder ers of the lamented Capt. Gunnison and bis command. command. There can be no shadow of doubt that their massacre was incited and abettedby Brigham Brigham Young and his crew, who, through the agency of Mormon jurieB found no difficulty in securing tbe murderers the immunity from punishment punishment which they had guarantied in advar :e of the crime. For a more detailed account of tlis affiir I refer to Judge Drurnmond, who his been driven from among us, anl who, I trust, is now in safety in the States. In the brief space of this letter I can refer to but few of the additional outrages and crimts perpetrated by toe xuormons, encouragea ana emboldened S the complete success and impunity with whtc! they have usurped all power, and neutralized the civil lawj and by the apathy and indiffer ence wild, waica tneir conduct nas been viewed bythe General Government. Prominent amon the most recent of these occurrences stands :he breaking up and dispersion of the United States Court by a body of armed men, creatures of ungnam X oung and tne Priesthood, and com momy Known nere aB tne uanites." 1 proceed proceed with a statement jf the facts : The U. S. District Court for Utah commented its session on Monday, the 9th of February, Judge Stiles,' a seceding Mormon, occupying the oencu. me u. a. uisinci Attorney is Hosea Stout, an appointee, of course, of the Govern ment at Washington, and a -noted member of the Danite Band. Upon the opening of the Court he rose and stated that no Grand Jury would be empanneled as there was no casea to be presented worthy of its notice. ThuB, by one stroxe ot masieny policy, administered by an officer of the law and in the name of its ma jesty, were covered up a long catalogue of hei- UOUS UUCUBC3, liiuuuiu wuiuwo, ivuvcttco 'XUU arsons, which bad been committed since the last preceding term of the court. A petit jury was then summoned and sworn, but every imaginable imaginable impediment that could be throwL in their way to obstruct the current of justice when running counter to tbe edicts of the prist- hopd, were availed ff. AH tue members of the har are Mormons, extent Mr. David HiBurr, United States SSoeyor General, end Dr. Hurt,. , ffi,-r nt fhtlnitlil Slalos.Jiuiiar Depart ment. Thesn gontleinpn wereidmltted by Chief Juslic- Kinney, about a year ago, in order to attend t'o-,some controversies connectei with their official positions, and t.o aalmportantcase that was then tried, ami which involved alarge cmount of property belonging to a citizen who.: was rot a Mormon, iiieynave nor practiceu, however, siuco then, until the presentterm of the court, when they agreed to do so at the" earnest solicitation of Mr. T. S. Williams, who had some. "very interesting cases to prosecute. It'ia'commanded bv tne Moraons mat -we United States Court has no;cocnizance of any but United States cases, and that all offenses committed in the Territory, and all Territorial suits, must be tried before the Territorial Courts and oy Territorial laws. Starting upon this nretrvL. while the Couit was In progress on the 12th ult., the Mormon members nt ihe Bar and others of the Danite baudjtiveUlea judge sines Into a nrivate room, locked the door, barred the wiucows, -ami men wna. revolvers at uis ucu ... ' ... , - . L. , 1 and knives within an inch of his'throe-h forced hira to nroinise to uphold them in whatever they did, and to " sustain the laws of Utah I77 Thus overpowered, threatened and intimidated, Judge SQles yielded, dismissed the Jury and adioumeii Court, duectine the Crier to pro nounce it adjourned sint die. The Crier accordingly accordingly pronounced the Court adjsurned sine die, but also stated that it would meet the next day for the purpose of transacting any Territorial business that micht ba brought before it. The Judge, at toe Hidding of trie JJamtes, notified the U.S. Marshal, Mr. Douson, that after that day his presence would not be re quired in the Court that as Territorial busi ness was to Deiransacica.iue icirnuwai iiiai. sha! woulH. with such bailiffs and officers as he lnipht appoint to assist him, be considered the offi-fre of the Court, and that an account of the expenses of the Court would be kept-bythe Te ritcrial Marshal, and rendered to the United States Marshal for payment The Mormons feared that the United States Marshal who is Gentile" would interfere with the execu- tion of their plans, and therefore adopted this mode of getting rid ofabim, and substituting lb" Territorial Marshal in his place. Judge Stiles, on being a Bleed by a Lei.tile, directly after the adjournment of the Court, whether it wli possible that he could imagine his procd-inf procd-inf s an-l decisions correct and justfrankly acknowledged that he knew they wer;neither, ami added: " You understand my position with this people. 1 c-ianof do otherwise." Jud;e Stiles reopened theCourt the next day, the 13th of February, in pursuance of the notice notice given, and proceeded to business. The Territorial Marshal, Alexander McKay, occupied occupied the proper station of the United States Marshal, thus giving the Court an entirely Mormon aspect, with Mr. Burr as the only Gentils within the. bar. The journal of the preceding day wasThen read. .Finding th-jj it recorded the Court as adioumed'f until to-mor- tow,;' Mr. Burr.asked Ct the recoffl "was cor rect. Judge Miles replied that the crier had adjourned the Court sine die, he should have adjourned it until the next morning that he bad adjourned the Court "fine die," only as related related to United States business, and that it was still in session os Territorial business. He also remarked dhat as the Legislature was a creature of the samejpower as that which created created the Court, they were co-ordinate ; and that in ail the cases to be tried before him, he should be governed by the laws of the Territory in E reference to'all others,. and that he""would ave recourse t'o other laws only when the enactments enactments of the Territorial Legislature could r.ot be made to apply to the case. " Mr. Burr then asked if he understood him tp say that he would be guided by the laws of the Territory in preference to the laws' of the United States. Before any reply could be made, arwattoruey, named Ferguson, jumped up and commenced a most foul and abusive attack upon Mr. Burr, exhausting the stock of even Mormon billinirszate In his malimaht tirade. He then turned to the Judge, 'and.told him that if he dared to decide against tneir Jarvs he could sit on that bench no longer, and that the court room would be cleared d J quick." The District Attorney followed in a violent harangue,-a which he accused Mr. Burr ef trying to Bet"aide the Mormon, laws, and said tnat tne juormns naa suomiitcu to uentiie interference interference long enough, that they were now going to have their own way,, and -had good authority for what they did, as well as safe backers. The room was fiiled at the time with n . m r, 1 f-. Inc. 'fll 4liaf i f tit Aft fTlft it tlTfl-rsra It a,Wed to As soon as Mr Bljrr and Mr T s WUIlm8 got up to reply. the Territorial Marshal ordered them peremptorily to stop, imm,.,iat.ip the whole audience snran? to their feet, and the Danite murderers, who filled the Court, threw eff their coats, brandished their knives and revolvers, and created so great confusion that the Judge was obliged to adjourn adjourn the Court at once. The next morning, which was Saturday, the , Court opened amid intense excitement, ine i t . . , i wuoie luormsn popuiacc were armeu, and uaa been mtUmed to suru a degree by tne incen diary speeches of Ferguson, Stout and others that the leaBt pretence would have been availed of to massacre every demise ln'tlie place, iue names of Messrs." Burr -Tind Williams were stricken from tnelist of attorneys, and the Court immediatelTtdjourned Ji'ne die. Thus closed the last term of tbe United States Court that can ever be held in this Territory until the Government establishes its supremacy by a vigorous exertion of physical force. What a disgraceful spectacle is here presented to the world 1 A Judge, bearing the sacred ermine, laid upon his shoulders by the Government of the United States, in well-founded fear for his life is compelled to yield to the wTtl cf a frenj zied and blood-tnirsjy rabbiej ,a united itateB Court is dissolved -and dispersed by a mob of armed desperadoes;. an immense ten uory is left defenseless, lawless, ami BUbject to the caprices of a cruel and vindictive tyrant : and American citizens, in the very heart of their own country, creMeft as entirely unprotected as though fu the power of savage tribes, and In houny uanger of being massacred. There can be no doubt that Ferguson, Stout, and their Danite bullies were prompted to the conduct thus related by Brigham Young j for T . 1 CM... i 4k- l.li '.. W II C II JUUgG VVCUb IU 4.UU IrtkkCi 13 nor, and aBked him if be would sustain him in the execution of his duties and the enforcement of the laws, he replied that he would not inter-fare, inter-fare, and would hold the boys no longer, but was going to let them have their own, for the Court had given him tjo much,trouble already. Sullen threats of bloody vengeance against the United States Surveyor General and the Indian Agents (Messrs. Burr and Hurt) are heard all over the city. In one of the ward meetings last night it was proposed by the notorious Ferguson to seize the former and ride him on a rail, until he should be permanently maimed in a painful and humiliating mannerThe fiendish fiendish proposition was acceded to w'lilra prolonged and universal "Amen!" But tfiis letter is already so long that I must defer other interesting interesting facts for another chapter. Arapeen, the chief of tbe Pah-Utah Indians, has been in the city recently. While here he was very assiduous in endeavors to ascertain what the Mormons were going to fight the Americans for. He said they had been urgint; him to ioin them in such a war, but declared that he had refused absolutely to have anything to do with it. There is food for meditation ami coniecture in these statements of the friendly chief, taken In connection with move ments know . to be contemplated Dy tne mormons mormons who seek his alliance. Brigham Young, Heber Kimball, and other heads of tho church propose to leave here to April lor a trip norm, Thnr- lat-e with them two or three hundred mm. Itie names of a large list of whom were read off publicly In the Tabernacle on Sunday, . . iivi ii ! : .ra.u the 21st ult. ivnere luey ate cuius or wiui what dMiru is a profound mystery. .iSome say they are about to leave Ihe country entirely and settle In the British Possessions r but I can sec no reasoi. ""o put any raun n so improoaoie a rumor. The British Possessions present no such eligible location as that the Mormons now occupy, and tneir removal wumu mjoivc au mm.no Tnf ndi turtand loss of property, such as they can ill afford to sustain. Besides, they ronM not hoDe for the toleration and indiffer ence at the hands of the British Government which they have enjoyed under the flag of the Union. Another rumor is mas tuev go 10 .outer .outer Root Valley, iri Washington Territory, to etahlinh there a new "stake." Still another suggestion is, that Brigham is going on a tour among trie ionucm inuuiu, w ca.uc iu against the Gentile whites, and induce them to join tne mormons in a war agamsi. me uov-mmnt uov-mmnt forces, should any be sent out agaisst them. My own impressions favor the latter view, although it Is not Improbable that the fonn.hrar of a colony In Hitter Root Valley is part of the programme. The only clue we have to their proposed route Is a letter from Brigham. shown by Arapeen, in which the former invites the Chief to accompany him oh his tour, stating stating that Ae-trill pass through Me country of the AoimacltJ, tne Acs verces, ana ine x.taineoa. There has been a great deal of activity late Jv in that mystery of mysteries, the " Endow ment House," and hundreds of the new con verts have passed tnrougD tne " decrees," and taken the fearful Mormon oath in which they swear fealty to the Prophet and eternal enmity to toe United States. As a large portion or these converts are ignorant, proselyted foreigners, foreigners, just arrived from the Old World, you may suppose that this oath is sworn with a will, and without mental .reservation. Tbe ceremony ceremony of initiation is generally concluded by tbe "sealing" of on or more women to every male ; thus taken as splritials." Hn1fppj-oir.atcd and on one day not long sincerity iinalegv ere women -are. becojaing8cafce in Ibe'iTerritory, and the polyg'ampus monsters of the Mormon Chinch are begi'nnine to compel the-merest children to their wicked embraces. It was only a few days aco that two little girls be-1 tweea 10 and II years of age, were "sealed" to old men. . it is a very, common occurrence! for girls of 14 yearalo be tak'en as 'wives. One object seems to be to get these children into the horrible system of polygamy before they are old enough to think for themselves, or the natural delicacy ot trie sex snail oe erouseu anu rebel against it. Another doctrine, almost loo disgusting to oe mentioned, . is beginning- to be agitated, and its promulgation seriously contemplated, ision-strous ision-strous as Itmay appear, I am assured ongood authority, that it has already found- practical application to considerable extent, although not yet publicly- promulgated. This is the doc trine and meorv on wnicn it is oasea. une oi the leading tenets of Mormonism prescribes the duty of "raising up a Kingdom to God-;" and as Missionaries, absent from their families wnlle engaged in tne labor or masm proselytes proselytes in-other countries, cannot fulfill their duties duties in this regard, is is held that their placeB at home ought in duty be supplied by others. It is proposed, therefore, to appoint proxies in all such cases, who shall act the part of husbands husbands for the wives of the missionaries. This shameful doctrine, of course is founded on the " revelations of inspiration." So say the leaders; leaders; but.it will be readily understood thit the "inspiration" consists -of the depraved mif of Brigham Young and bis associates, who had looked with evil eyes upon the wives of absent brethren."; so tho cloak of religious duly is ' made to cover a new depth. of Mormon infamy. iirignam ioung is as inorougn a uespot over this 'deluded people as ever held the 6ceptre. Let me relats an incident to illustrate the arbitrary arbitrary power which he exercises even inthe most minute details of the affairs of his sub-, jects. A marriage, even, without his sanction, is considered of no validity. A young man .named Orson Miles had been paying his addresses addresses toa very amiable and pretty young lady lady named Whitney, with whom he formed an engagement of marriage more than- a year ago. Not long since Miles went to Brigham, as in duty bound, to ask his consent to the mariage, 1 ' . - .1 C ... Wllicu was unuesHawiijjij giauicu. auuuuici Milts had left the. royal presence, a man from one of the southern settlements entered Bfie- liam's office and asked df he knew-where he could get anotnetwite. ine com nearted villain villain told :him that he. would give him Miss Whitney. "Belng reminded by the applicant that she was already engaged, Brigham de clared that Miles should not have her, and if j she did not become this applicant's wife, he would give her to some one else. Subsequently Miles met at the young lady's house a.phant tool of Brigham's named Ferguson, (the same creature who figured conspicuously inhe"dts-solution inhe"dts-solution of the United States Court,) who was endeavoring to induce Miss'Whitney to join his stock of VBpirituaIs." Miles agreed with Ferguson to submit the question of possession to thtf young lady'sown decision, and she at once gave her,preference to'her betrothed. The next morning'Brigham sent for her, and told her that she must have either Ferguson or ah old man who was, then sitting by Ferguson's side in tbe room.' With a decree of courage that"everimen rarely evince here in the presence presence of our tyrant, Mis jVhithcy replied that she ivould have nobody but Miles. .-Brigham immediately ordered Miles oa a mission to the SaLdwich Islands; If he refuses to.go, he will be excommunicated, and In constant, danger of his life.How the affair will terminate remains to be see'n.T In all probability the poor girl's only xef uge 'from dishonor is in a suicide's grave. A man who had been in the employ of Dr. Hurt, United" States Ii.djan agent, left this city some time since for the States. The Leaders heard or it. and-supposingne oau money witn him, as he had jus', been pa'id off, sent a fellow named Button, who pretends, to be a sheriff," in pursuit of him. Burton brought tbe man back and toole mm to tne omce ot one uummius, clerk of the Mormon Court c-f Probate, where he was stripped and searched. Failing to find any money upon his person-, hettvas locked up and a guard was set to watch him. Burton then, in company with one Lynch, a clerk In the Governor's office, went to the man's wife, Unformed her that her husband was lpcked up and had sent them for tbe money sne nau. bne gave them 26, with which they left? Soon after they returned, told the woman that her husband wanted all the money she had, as he was in great distress, and the frightened creature, creature, believing this tale, handed- them $15 more, every cent she had in the world. The marauders thenjvent back to the clerk's off-ce and proceeded to- appropriate the spoil. It wilPbe remeinbered lhat no charge whatever was preferred against the man nevertheless bis custodians levied and collected $17 for the expenses of bringing him back, and a fine 6f-S15 6f-S15 for his Impudence in denying the right they had assumed to arrest him. Tbe remaining $9 they graciously credited him on his " tithing" account and then sent him forth penniless! Robert Ruston, who made the arrest, is well known in this region as one of the cowardly villains who murdered William Walker on Foutenelle Creek. Cumn.iigs and Ftrguson aretwo of the hero's who figured in the Fort Bridger marauding expedition, in which some eighty armed ruffians participated. Not only was Bridger at that time driven from his home, but a tribute of several thousand dollars waB also extorted from thc-tinountaineers in his vicinity. Facts constitute the most effective medium of giving you a realizing sense of our' condition condition in this Territory so I proceed with the re- lation of further incidents illustrative of--hat is going on about us, to tbe truth of which I am able to bear ample testimony. On Christ mas night, a young woman who had recently arrived bj&thc hand-cart train, committed suicideJby cultingherthroat.She had traveled thousands of miles on foot, suffering great privations privations and fatigue, but cheered on the tiresome tiresome pa'h by the confident expectation that when ner journey should be ended she would find abundant consolation in the millcnial pleasures of this "Zion." Like thousands before her, whom religious zeal had led to forsake forsake home, kindred and friends for this distant distant laud. She had honcBtly "abandoned all for Christ's sake," assured .that she could 'here lead a pure and holy life, safely removed from the temptations and cares of tbe wicked world. How sidly was she disappointed 1 On her arrival she was taken into one of the Mormon Mormon families. Pleasing tbe fancy of its besotted besotted head, be proposed to take her for one of his " spirituals." Being naturally modest and endowed with the self-respect ai d delicacy becoming becoming her sex, she was unable to overcome the prejudices of her early education and so positively declined the Insulting overtures. She was informed then that she could remain in his house on no other condition ; she chose to abandon it, but soon found every other door closed against her. What could sae do? Here was the, homeless and friendless, beyond the possibility of escape from her persucrs, her joyful anticipations of a life of piety all blasted, and the future presenting not thedeast invitation to hope. There seemed no alternative alternative but pollution or death, and Bhe chose the latter. Weep, mothers and daughters of America, over thelcruel late of this unfortunate unfortunate sister, and let her memory nerve you to such aid in the quickening of public sentiment sentiment as shall force the authorities at Wash-! ington to prevent the repetition of such wrongs as these. Mr. Sutherland, who was killed last year with Col. A. W. Babbit, former Secretary ef State for the Territory, came out here a Mormon, Mormon, and was employed by a disaffected Mormon, Mormon, named Howard, who was stripped by the . Church of all, or nearly alj his property, some time last'summer. Subsequently he confessed his 'sins, resumed'the Mormon failh, wasre-babtized wasre-babtized into the Church, and iiow wants another" another" wife. Mr. Sutherland started for the States on business for this Howard, very much disaffected towards Mormonism when he left. His wife, who remained here," has never been a Mormon, but has constantly rejected its teachings teachings and doctrines. She was very anxious that her husband should not return to Utah, and wrote to him in the States after he left, begging begging him not to come back, and stating that she would join hlin there. It is doubtful whether be ever received the letter, for it is well known that all such documents not in the Mormon interest, interest, if sent through the mail, never reach their destination. When she received tidings of his death she was overwhelmed with grief. Some of the old Procuresses (I can use no milder term) called the next day, and attempted to console her by telling her that she was ah .apostate, and had met the fate that all apostates apostates must expect that his friends .ought to rejoice, for bis blood had been thed as an atonement atonement for his sins ; and he was thereby saved from eternal pefdition. She was furthermore exhorted to give herself no uneasiness, and assured that she could find another and better husband In the Church. Such language in the hour of her botow nearly crazed the poor woman.- She was consoling herselfyhowever, with the thought that she had a friend in Mr. Howard, but soon found that this last resort had failed her. Howard did not hesitate to assist assist the Mormons in robbing her of .what little-property little-property her husband had' left; and added the last drop to her cup of wretchedness by impor-tunlnher impor-tunlnher to become one of his spiritual wives. Among the influences brought to.bear to obtain her consent to thla proposition, was that of the Bishop of Ihe Ward, who came to her", inquired inquired her means of subsistence, and then signifi antifadviscd her to marry Howard. Nor did her nersrrution end here. I She Jiad, omo bustnesi with a gentleman (not a Mormon) recently a mereh'ant in St. Louis, and now connected with the firm of Gilbert & Gerrish, ot this place relative to some Cif her husband's affairs, and was under the necessity of visiting ms store several times, ine otaer day he carried her a distance of several blockB in a sieign, to can pn mrs. uanDit; ana trom there to her house. The next day the " teach ers" of the Ward (under-overseers) called upon her and forbade her going out. with or re ceiving visits from uentlles, intimating tnat it she failed to comply she could not .remain in the Ward. The biect of this and similar measures was to reduce her to despairing sub jugation, and to such extremity as mlglit force her to consent to be "sealed" to Howard or some other member of the chnrch. Failing to intimidate her and to effect their pusposes, the next step was to traduce her character, brand her with opprobrious epithets, and so endeavor to mate litea burden except at tne price oi infamy infamy already demanded. The poor woman Is quite destitute, and those who have dared to afford her shelter have-.been robbed and abused, ami their bouses have been fired. She Is thou sands of miles from her relatives, -without means of communicating with them, and those who would befriend her here know that they do it at the rlBk of their own. ruin. What wonder that' she is nearly, crazed with her troubles 1 We are truly realizing a "reign of terror," fer the best friends dare i.ot perform A' friend's office, and the father is compelled to recuse sanctuary to nis cnud wno nas laiien under tne displeasure of tne auliiorities of in church. 1 . Some two or three! weeksago Ivm'it, by accident accident a very interesting elrl. apnarentlv sixteen years ef age..- I was informed not long after wards tnat ijrigmm ioung nau sent lor tne ffrl's father, directing him to come at a speei-ed speei-ed time to his office. Hewen't,4and found with Brigham a man by the name of McRay, who bad several wives already. J3righam said to the father: "You have two daughters'; what are their ages J " The .father replied that one was 10 and the other, fti years of age. Young then told him that he must give the eldest to Mcltay. The father, not daring to give a flat refusal, put them off by saying he believed she was engaged, subsequently Heber (J. tumbail who stands next to Young in the Priestheod offered a yoke of oxen and wagon- for tbe girl This purchasing of young girls from iheirpa. rents is not uncommon here, 'and if, in such cases, the father refuses either to give or sell the girl to some one ef,the band, he will soon e cut on irom me cnurcu, anaoecome a target for every species of outrage and oppression. This McRay, to whom I have alluded, is the territorial Marsnai. One can scarce) V help pausing here for a mo ment to admire the economy- and advantages which Mormonism enioTS. The untutored sav age when he becomes e'namored of some dusky maiden, marks the strength of his devotion by the number of horses he ties up at the lodge of ner fattier, lbe Dorses stand lied until a f am ily consultation is held, in" which the girl has voice and her preferences or prejudices' are spected. If the proposals are accepted the horses are turned loose in the drove of the father father ; if rejected they are simply cast loose to run at large, with their halters dangling from their necks. It is not uncommon for an Indian suitor who is deeply impressed by the charms ot ms inamorata, to tie up live, ten, and some. rtitnes twenty of his best horses as an offering nop is u anowea oyns iriue to murjiiuroroe coufe'refractorv if his-uronosaTs are- reiected. But the "anoIntedfco.the'LoL,' the'" second Seer, and" Revelator" ssems to have place'd a lower estimate-on the value ot a wife, and with. I " . L I . 1 r M t , 1 1 ess curisuau lor.uearaiic? aim pauence man the Indian, is rcadv'to resort to coercive measures measures to secure-the "object on which his blighting passion falls. A yoke of oxen and a second-Laud second-Laud wagon are worth about $120 here. Raising Raising women for sale- would.seem to be a poor business business in Utah. The trade mult be better in Georgia and Circassia among the Mahomme- I dans. The Mormon leaders are very anxious to getjiold of the youngirl to whom I Save alluded, for fear of losing her, as she visits a family not in the church, and her Mormonism Is thus endarigered. In Ward meeting-on the evening of CCth otJanuary, ihe speaker declared declared that jf she did rrotTeaie'vtsitfngthe Gentiles Gentiles she should have her. throat cut, and that if herfather would noj be her executioner somebody somebody else should! r The 'following statement will give you an idea of the hazards' of business at this time. AMr. Hockaday, formerly of Independence, Mo!, is th.e proprietor of a valuable tannery in this city. When he left for tbe States some months since on a business trip, he constituted Mr. Dodson, his agent, to attend to all of his business here, and left a German named Touslg in the tannery as .foreman. Hockaday, let me premise, .had excited the ill will of the Mormons Mormons by his frankfbut-spoken denunciations of wrongs perpetrated upon defenseless women, -and upo'n men who were unable to resist the overpouring force brought against them whenever whenever Mormon have or cupidity wanted a victim. victim. Soon after he left this place some of tbe leading men in Mormondom called on Tousig, and endeavored to induce him to commence a suit against Hockaday iu hia absence, assuring him that if he would follow their directions they would enable him to obtain absolute possession possession and ownership of the'1 tannery. The property, they suggested, was too valuable for any d -d Gentile to have in this territory ; that they were determined to break Hockaday up, and that his return never need be feared, for if he should -ever attempt it he would be killed. Tousig replied that he had no claim against Hockaday, with whom he had a written agreement agreement which set forth the. conditions on which he was employed, and of wfiich Hockaday had a copy. TheyTejoined that they knew where Hockaday's copy wa9, and would see that it was destroyed. Finally they threatened Tou- aig's nte ii ne snouid refuse to comply, nevertheless, nevertheless, he rejected their base overtures, wnicn were several times repeated, in tne meantime he requested Mr. Dodson to cet him an assistant. Dodson wrote to Hockaday, who sent a man out trom tne States, when the man reached here Mr. D. sent him down to the tannery to go to work; but. Tousig refused to : . 1, : 1 l-: 1 1 . i . r i pciuiii. uiiu, lucmug tue toois up in a smau room on the place, and pocketing tbe key. The bribes and threats of his brother Mormons had at last corrupted Tousig, and he was now pre pared to aid tnem in tneir nefarious scneme. Dod-on thereupon consulted with Thos. S. Williams, Williams, his lawyer, fa disaentinjr Mormon as will be remembered,) who advised him to go to the tannery and set the man to work, and to break open the room and take the keTS by forcesopoiy? Mcalexkdkr &. co. if Tousig refused to deliver them, and so ob tain tbe necessary tools. He followed tbe advice, advice, being aided in obtaining possession of the tools by the workman and a triend. , All these were immediately arrested by a Mormon officer, who, with the notorious Bill HickmaiFandeoine of his Danite gang, were lying in vait. Lawyer Lawyer Williams was also arrested forgiving the professional advice under which his cliei.t had acted. The Probate Court was at once convened, a Grand Jury wis summoned, and thenext day all tbe parties were indicted and put upon their trial for house-breaking,. All were found guilty, of course, " according to order," and fined in sums varying from $600 to fSOO. Everybody Everybody will see that the Probate Court could have no shadow of jurisdiction over criminal offenses, ana that this entire judicial proceeding proceeding was a solemn farce, and the grossest possible possible usurpation. Tbe defendants immediately applied for an appeal to the United States Court, as they would have had the right, even were their arrest and trial perfectly regular. This was peremptorily refused, the judge telling telling them they should not be permitted to appeal appeal from his decision,, and that it was an insult to the Court to ask it. Thereupon he iimmediately issued execution against the par ties.' It happened tnat tne United States Court, Judge Stiles sitting, met the next week, when the parties applied for a writ of error, obtained it, and had the entire proceedings carried before before that tribunal for examination. The final hearing of the case was postponed until February, February, Tousig taking full possession of the tannery in the -meantime. During the trial there were frequent exhibitions of angry feeling. feeling. The' Judge and attorneys who were both Mormons, although the Judge is a dissenter ware denounced as apostates, and furious threats were uttered against them. The acting acting District-Attorney for the. Territory declared openly that Judge Stiles dared not decide against the Probate Court, that he had pledged himself to Brigham and the Legislature last winter that he would not do bo. The Judge denied having made - any such pledges. While the trial was progressing, Williams, Jhe attorney, attorney, was appealed to by every tie of Mormondom' Mormondom' (he was formerly a. member of the Church) to abandon his Gentile clients to their fate. He was told that if he would not interfere interfere they could "easily clean out the d d Gentiles," and was finally promised a large sum -of money" if he would thus betray, thm Into the hands of the enemy. Williams' spirit end pride had become fully aroused, and he spurned their proposals with disdain. Having failed iu that quarter, the Mormons then approached the Judge and attempted to bribe him by offers of larpe pecuniary revvard to sustain the decisions of the ProbateCourt. It was au important point for them to'gain, and they looked beyond this individual caso to the vital principle to be settled in its decision hence their importunity. If the decisions of the Probate Court should be sustained, then they couldVat will strip an American citizen or aa offending Mormonof-all he possessed, and even send him to the Penitentiary or the gallows, gallows, and yet be protected by thetilimsy veil of lecral forms. All efforts to corrupt Stiles and Williams failed and both were cut off from the Mormon church In consequence, and have been continually subject to -annoyance, Insult and sucu entrance, as l liave. oeieioioie acscrioeu ever since. The destruction ot the books and records of the Court nrobablv crew out of this affair, and attempts haye been repeatedly made j to tire tne dwellings or tue gentlemen tnus or- i fending against the Mormon discipline. You may juHge from this affair which I have nar rated with such minuteness of detail what protection to life and property is afforded In ! Utau ; and rrom it you can estimate tue etn-cienCy etn-cienCy of" the . remedies, provided us .by " tbe adminlstrationsor justice," tnrouea tne upurts of the country. And yet it was to Courts sit ting under sucn circumstances mat tne late Administration mockingly referred us to obtain redress 3gar.at wrongs just as flattering as The Bardell Tragedy Bestuned Startling State ments. New York. May 18. Public attention has been again attracted with much interest to tbe Burdell tragedy, by the $5,000 rewaror offered by the proprietor of the Daily Times tor the discovery and conviction of the murderer. Tbe offer of the reward would not of itself attract so much attention, txcept for tbe comment made upon it by the other journals, and the very general discussion in all circles as to ths motives of the Times proprietor m making tne ofler. There are some slight hopes that this new consideration of the subject, and the stimu lus or itward, will lead to important disclosures. disclosures. Indeed, already some new facts have been communicated during the last few days. which are believed to afford valuable clues to the perpetrators of the foul deed; and soma of the most vigilant officers attached to.our police are confident that ere many days they will .be able to arrest the culprits upon proof sufficient to bring them to justice. If to, it will be found that the mystery of Dr. Burdell's whereabout on the afternoon and early evening of the mur der, Is part and pareel of the mystery of the murder mat one or more or tnose wno were with him after dinner of tbe fatal'day, was concerned in his death. STARTLIKG STAT2XEXT3 ! A paper published in this city corroborates these surmises by' a very positive statement, based, apparently, Upon tne dues already od tained, to the following effect: It says there were two of the assassins, who entered and left Dr. Burdell's house in tbe rear, through a narrow allev-way which communicates be tween the house and Bleecker street. Adjoin ing the rear ot Burdell's house is a grapery and stied, the latterbeing from its apex only three feet from his window, to ascend which nothing was necessary but a hand-ladder, which was found standing in the pla'ce assigned it the morning after the murder. Reaching the top. of the sbtd, tne murderers found easy access to Dr. "Burdell's room through the window. They had been with him early in the eveniae of the assassination, were men capable of their mission, and bad double objects to avenge. Une of them professed to have been swindled at a gambling house out of a large Bum ot money; the other-alleged that his wife had not only been insulted, but violated, whilst submitting to a dental operation. The paper in question says " a very few days only, in all probability, will produce such evidences of 'undoubted facts, -Twill cast aside all mystery In relation to.thel Burdell assassination." The whole community A will rejoice at such a consummation. jHEMEHIS -THEATilR Manager. - TU. ASIibatmuch pleasure to announce,, that in or- lv j art to cater as niucn aipouime 10 uw imomut of lbocitiienii, he haj, atB-eat ejpenae, effected an en gagement for TURKK MG1IT3 ONLY with ihe vesatuo MISS EMMA STASL.EY; From Kew Tork. and the principal English Theatres. TUBjSDAY KyE"sT"CG, Hsy 16th,. the Protean Xnter- taiument. written expresiTy for Miss. Emma Stanley, of SEVEN AGES OP WOMAN, (in two parts,) and in which Hiss Emma Stanley will embody thirty individual im personation), accompanied with yocal Illustratloa, Ap-. propriate uosiumes, ic For cartioulJrs see programmes. Admission Boxes, $1.1 Parquette, $1 ; Secocd Class, 60c ; Colored oallery, sac. myi WR are authorized and reaaested to announce R. D. B AEGIT a a candidate for the ofilce of Mayer at the en suing election. ray2T-ti Kditobs ArrrAL: In reply to a call from "Many Cituens" to serve as Alderman In the Fourth ward, I will serve, if it Is the wish ef the residents of the Ward. nry3 Bespeceruiiy, i. n. mil.u. VS20 KETTAUD. STflT.KN' from the slaughter Den of Duval. AI- JrS7(Ceo &. Co.. in Fort Pickering, about the 58th of ; April, a bob-tailed GREx PO.NBT. about nine i year a ow, well Known as me jtnnrora roney my26-3t DUVAL, ALSgQ . CO. MANILA CHEROOTS. rpWR-ClT THOUSAND genuine Cheroots jnst received X by tLumuji., iuria stu., m-2S-d3t Opposite Gsyoso lTotel' For Sale. A LIKELY NEGRO MAN. upon time or for cash. For A particulars, apply to J. E. R. Ray, Esq , Nortbeaat corner of Court Square, iiempmi. my!6-St JXO. L. IICDSON. Gardener Wanted. K GOOD Gardener can obtain a situation by appljln; Xjl at this omre. ;mr-&-Ji WANTED, TITi trentleman well Qualified, a sitsa'ion as Teacher sf Xj Ihe Latin ad all the Knglijh braocfaea. A tTtuation as tutor in a private family would be preferred. Apply at the Affeai. Office. my56-w3t J. T. M'ALEXANDEB, Of MH J T. CfllDE3TEIt,0f Ala. I. N. NOR1TOOP, of Tennessee. To the Public. CO. TUH Memphis and Charleston Railroad has thought fit to exclude us from the prlvilegeof selling our Omnibus Omnibus Tickets in their Cars, altuoaih we have offered to pay the regular fare along the road for our tirket agent. They hare established a police force at their Depot at Memphis, to exclude onr Umniba-ses from the platform. and compel us to remain In the street. They have presumed presumed to put onr ticket asent, aad even 3r. McA Inlander, Inlander, one ot our arm, off the ears thirty miles trom Memphis, Memphis, for offertns to sell i Omnibus Tickets to passengers wim? at tne same time tney auow iiessrs. ratterson a Bro., all the privileges they bare denied us. Iu view- of theser facts, we hero enter our prote t against Ibis foul infustice, and call upon tbe pnUlc, and especially tbe traveling public, to protect us In onr rights. We shall continue to bare a line ot Oronibusses at the Depot on every arrival ot the Cars, notwithatandlss we havu to keep them In tbe streets, the whole pinttorm be ing given exclusively to onr rivals. Will tbe rxftilie tolerate this nnheard of and unlust my2C-lm FLOUR! FL.ODRI BBLS. Extra Flour; 200 bbls. Superfine Flour. For sale by FLOOKXOr, COOPR It LEAKE, 136 Main street. 200 .. mylG FlFTTkega Lard j 5 bbls. Lard. Just reoeirA and for sale by my26 FLOURNOY, COOPER 3s. LEAKE. FIFTT boxes Star Candles ; -75 half boxes Star Candies; 25 botes Pressed Candits. For sale by mySS FLODRNOT, COOPER k. LEA KB. FIFTT luxes assorted Soap ; 30 " Candy; 20 " ITolt's Schnapps; 5g H .. 200 reams assorted -Wrapping Papal JJ, 2U0 bags assorted Shot ; 25 kegs Lead ; v to pieces Kentucky Bagginf ; ' !5 half pieces " SO coils Rope, 25 half do do ; 25 coll Manilla Rope ; 10 " Into Ropi For aale by FLOURNOT, COOPER Jt LEAKS, mr26-lw 196 Main street. FURNITURE ! FURNITURE! AT REDUCED PRICE ! UNTIL TIIE FIRST OF JULY XEXT. INTENDING to make extensive improvements to onr store during the summer, we will offer for sale, from this date, at a small advance on cost, tbe largest ai-Fortment ai-Fortment of fashionable and coamon Furniture In the Southern country. We are compelled to sell out a great qumtiiy of Furniture before tbe addition can be commenced, as we will necessarily have to close the' store for a short time. Purchasers wdl find it to their Interest to buy thelf'Fur-hiture thelf'Fur-hiture before the first of July next, at McKINNRT k CO.'S, Opposite Worsham nouse, .Memphis. tj Our terras are CAaH for small bills city accep-tanoe accep-tanoe for time blllt".' m)2S-Im CARPETS AT COST. CTTIt will cose out at OOST our assortment of Tapes try, Velvet, Brussels, Ihree Ply and Ingrain Car- pets. my26-lm McKtNNET.&CO. ITanted to Hire, FOR the balance of the year, a COLORED EOT, about sixteen years old, to attend a Store and act as messenger messenger Apply to FRANKLIN h. CO., ray24-Jt Main street, bet. Adam, and Jefferscn. JUST RECEIVED. C") ft JinDS.'F.lrSugar ( 20 dd Prims do J 20 do Choice C U Sojsr. For sale low to the trade by. FLOURNOT, COOPER Jr. LEAKE, rny21 196 Main street. 1 f nBAOS-Slo Coffee; 60 do Tlarai.a do ; 25 do La-1UU La-1UU gulra OOee. For sale by FLOURNOT, COOPER & LEAKE, my21 . ' - 196 Main street. In f BBLS. Rebolled Molasses; ICO ball do Rebolled UU Molaijes. Forsa'eby FLOURNOT, C00PF.R & LEAKE, 2t , 196 Main streets inn BOXKSStafCandlea; ICO half do. Forsalebr JL U U -FLOURNOT, COOPKR ev LEAKS, my24 196 Main strect- rf r CASES superior BottltdBraBdy. For sale lowly 0 FLOURNOT, COOPER k Ll-AKE, m)24 . -. ISa.Main street. 0. TIERCES Rice ; 10 baga Spice; 20 kegs Soda;fiO . bbls. Lard ; 19 do Rump. For said by inr2l V ' FLOURNOT, COOPER H LEAKE. (T) "A BOXES Virginia 3-noklns Tobacco ; 50 dj good jJ Tobacco; 100.000 superior Cigars, j-orfaiepy FLOURNOT, COOPER H. LEAKE, 196 Main street. rarJI-lm

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