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Now Asp tba nornion Qws - tlwai - 1 Wk - Delegate Cooper is tslking a great deal and i4 Werybody, managing to take both noes of thd question of poly, gamy at onao, and bo affirm and deny with the facility of a politician rather than of a asint Tbe truth is, Mr Saint Hooper Is troubled only with one, wife, and so, while ho a a fit instrument for Baint Ikighaju schemes in Con - grass, he is an object of tunploion among men who are from three to seventeen times married and with women who find themnelvea from tho one - third to the Qno - sovunteonth part of a wife. Hooper does not oome hero on any direct mission to the President, but this is a small matter when itiircinem - berwl that the proposition with which be has been charged are such as Congress alone lus power to awpt. If he does not want to be noosidercd a commissioner frrm the Mormon Church, it is because ha fears the igoornul people of Utah would twent too tenni which he is empowered to offer aa the surrender of an only onoe nmned poly - gamiai unless ths lower ordor of Saints have been previously put in training and tuode ready Jor the doom of their polygamic marriage institution, Tbe Mormon delegate has the double duty of preparing both Congress and bisown people for too change which is impending, aoi Wands it a difficult task to work the Saints up to tho point of yiolding lufuoienlly to offer "Congrws such ooooessions aa will be likely to prove acceptable. Mr. Hooper, in common with the leading Mormons, thinks the present difficulty might ho bridged over and polygamy saved for a time, and this opinion is strengthened by the attracts of men like Senator Truniuull, who sink nil religious son li mentality as regards Mormonum when the qunsti - jn become not one of men policy, but cf constitutional law. The administration, too, is weakening, not bmng oon - tant to appear as pursnoutors. AithoiU - fftir atands at present tho Monmun question isoueeiury of solution, tho only diffi culty being in the toleration of what haa long boon tolerated, the Monnoa leaden are disposed to get rid of their polygamic marriago system if they oan do it without tho distress find danger winoii wouiii result iroin scut term k tho families which have already boon organised ou a basis a little too liberal. Tho land queutiou in Utub will iutor - piso some difficulties, and Young's ownership ci thu valuable lands ol the Territory is tbe great obstacle in tbo wsy of settlement. It is likely there is a great dual of jobbery behind nil tbii, and that the (l - ontilofl care more about ;otting hold of Brigham's est;itos .imipating ltolTirainv. There aro so ninny conflicting interests, aside from llio moral aspeots oi the nolviraiiiie quiTBtiou, that all of lumper's friend) bore, ho believe in his good faith, do not hesitate to declare that if the hot - tlttnent upon terms which would satisfy tbe conscienoo of tbo country it defeateil it will bo became of silver mines and other temptations of Gent ilo intriguo. This gives a turn to tho matter which tho Mormons will not fail to urge upon Congress. - A. '. JItnU Wanhitiffton Vorrttpmd'nt.

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  1. The Fort Wayne Sentinel,
  2. 08 Nov 1871, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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