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 - - ,- . . .. ThqmAs Hawkins, the polygamistwas...
- ,- . . .. ThqmAs Hawkins, the polygamistwas fwnteneed by Cpiefi Justice McKean on Naturday to pay a fine of $400 and be 1m prisoned three years. There was but lit- tie excitement, and although the audience was large, propeir decorum was maintain ed. "Warrants are out for the arrest o Brigham Young and his son on the charge 1 of murder, in ordering the killing Jvichard Yates, who visited the Mormon camp aunug uie reDeinon 1 livu and was executed as a spy. Ifissaidtha Brigham is absent from Salt Lake City and will remain away until the trouble blows over. It is probably well enough to indicate very positively to the Mor mons that they must put an end to thetr Jlolygam6us practices so far, at least, as taking any more wives is concerned, and ' keep out.of the way of advancing civili ration and morality. It can ndt be crush cd out in a rhoment by legal prosecutions and it would be impolitic to make outcasts of the hundreds and thousands of women who have teen deluded into the J belief that their position was an 1 honorable one AVe have no defence to make for them nor of the villainous institution of which they are the victims, but we do not think that either they or society at large would be benefited by thrusting them from the onlyy homes they now have. Brigham Young and hii follow ers are well ; aware that their position if Wt secure, with the rapid inroads which1 the Gentiles are making, and while ' 'it is well enough to keep him reminded tl at t re is a hereafter we do not believe that anything is to .be gained by crowding him too closely to the walKand bringing about bloodshed and disorder where the same end can be accomplished without it. in iv the be relief, our bar, and to law and English, at not fa seek such

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 30 Oct 1871, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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