Indictment of Judge Terry—Col. Fremont's Mining Claims—Anti- Mormon Sentiment in Carson Valley.
Three thousand passengers had arrived at San Francisco from Panama and the north during the three days previous to the departure of the mail.
The telegraph was in operation 165 miles east of San Francisco, on the Butterfield route, and would reach Vizala, 250 miles, by Jan. 1.
There was more improvement in San Francisco than at any period since 1854, and the city generally was more prosperous than since the revulsion of 1855.
During the month of October, $1,358,000 worth of gold was deposited in the mint for coinage, among which there was considerable Fraser River dust. The total shipment of gold for October was $3,-620,000.
Judge TERRY had been indicted and placed under bonds in the sum of $10,000 for killing Senator BROD-ERICK in a duel.
It was understood, at San Francisco, that C. K. GARRISON had sold to Commodore VANDERBILT his en-tire interest in the mail steamers on the Pacific side, and this was regarded as an indication that the com-petition would continue for a long time.
The Public Administrator was pressing a suit in the Probate Court to get the control of the estate of Senator BRODERICK. The suit was at the instance of a man named BROWN, who claims the estate as a cousin of Mr. BROBERICK.
The case of the Merced Mining Company vs. John C. Fremont was under argument before the Supreme Court. The point at issue was of the highest import-ance as a legal question, independent of the immense pecuniary interests involved. The matter will doubt-less be carried to the Supreme Court of the United States.
The accounts from the Washoe Valley gold and sil-ver mines continue variable. New discoveries were constantly being made. Another large amount had reached San Francisco, which was assayed at from two to six thousand dollars per ton. The Comstock vein is regarded as the richest silver mine in the world.
ANTI- MORMON MOVEMENT IN CARSON VALLEY.
The Grand Jury of Carson Valley have submitted a report to Judge CRADLEBAUGH, and among the sub-jects treated of are the outrages upon immigrants by the Mormons, and the impossibility of the latter liv-ing in harmony with American citizens. The report also calls for remedial legislation on the part of Con-gress.
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First in importance is the social condition of an-tagonism that distinguishes the citizens of this Terri-tory, and creates an irreconcilable political antipathy between them. Our community is divided into two classes—those who receive and practice the tenets of the Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant churches, and those who hold to the Mormon faith.
All political power, the Legislature and Territorial offices, are now, and hitherto have been under the control and disposal of the Mormon Church. The political power of the Territory may justly be said, therefore, to: have been in the past a pure theocracy.
The gentiles, so called, (those apart from the Mor-mon Church,) have been allowed no political power, have exercised no influence upon the Legislature, and, instead of protection, have only found abuse and oppression in the laws enacted by the local Legisla-ture. The Mormon population far exceeds that of other citizens; they reside near the seat of Govern-ment, and possess every ability to perpetuate by force and fraud their present theocratic tyranny. This con-dition of things, socially and politically, so oppressive to the people of this district, loudly demands redress, and is a rebuke to our national boast of equal laws and equal liberty. We further make special reference to the following grievances, which are as disgraceful to the age and our country as they are oppressive to us:
The Mormon people are at present bitterly hostile to the Government of the United States, are in the constant practice of violating the organic act, and commit daily outrages upon the persons and liberty of American citizens. They make and unmake laws ad libitum, without regard to the Constitution, and commit murder and the highest crimes in defiance of the United Stares authority and in contempt of law. They not only disable the Federal Courts by refusing and neglecting to provide means for the sustenance of the Courts, but they trample upon the law, deride the Federal Judges, and resist the Executive officers.
In the Legislature they make purely special laws, and in violation of the Constitution. In their admin-istration of law they screen crime and oppress the right, by disfranchising and murdering individuals merely for being American citizens.
They prostitute their own females and have de-bauched helpless American women ; and with sys-tematic barbarity, have incited the Indian savages to attack and murder large bodies of unprotected people. We might prolong this detail of infamy and crime to the end of the catalogue of offences, did time permit or were it necessary, to show the neces-sity of some immediate and adequate protection by Congress.
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