THE KNELL OF POLIGAMY.
Arrest of Brigham Young—Offenses Under the Territorial Laws—Mormon Officials Taught a Sever Lesson.
[Salt Lake Correspondent New York Herald 3d.]
The United States marshal is beginning to execute the writs based upon idict-ments of the grand jury.
BRIGHAM YOUNG WAS ARRESTED TO-DAY
By United States Marshal Patrick, on an indictment found by the grand jury of the Third United States District Court, for lewd and lascivious cohabitation with six-teen different women, under the statutes of Utah providing against morality and decency. As he was unwell the United States marshall accepted his parole to appear before Chief Justice Mc-Kean to morrow morning to plead to the indictment.
Provided by the Territorial law, in case of conviction, is imprisonment not exceeding ten years and not less than six months, and a fine not more than $1,000 and not less than $100, or both, at the discretion of the court.
It will thus be seen that Mr. Young is to be prosecuted under the laws for and by the Mormon Legislature and not under the laws of Congress. Of course he and his people can take no exception to this, and although there is a great deal of excitement there is no chance for any trouble unless the Mormon leaders incite and begin it.
THE POINTS TO BE SUSTAINED.
Governor Woods has taken the needful steps to see that the courts are sustained and the laws vindicated, but in case of a manifest disposition of the Church authori-ties ample reinforcements of troops will be on the spot for any emergency. The general officials are completely united, and are thoroughly sustained by the gentile community.
A LESSON FOR MORMON OFFICIALS.
The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed to-day the decision of the District Jury and Court in the case of Englebrecht vs. Jetter Clinton, and alderman of the city, and the police. In the alderman’s order Engle-brecht’s stock of liquors, valued at about twenty thousand dollars, was seized con-fiscated and destroyed. The jury before which the case was tried gave damages in the nature of punishment for nearly
FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS
Under territorial statues to-day, an ap-peal, Judge Hawley rendered a long de-cision, holding that an alderman could not exercise the functions of a justice of the peace; that the city ordinance which permitted the destruction of property without trial was null and void; that owners’ li-cense dues could not be collected, and, finally, that the verdict of the jury and the decision of the District Court must be affirmed A notice of appeal to the United States Supreme Court was made, and the case may be carried up. The offending of of-ficials will be obliged to pay more than fifty thousand dollars in costs and dam-ages for their illegal transactions. The criminal action in the case will be tried in a short time.
FEDERAL TROOPS REINFORCED.
Troops have been sent on official requi-sition to the garrison of Camp Douglas. Two companies of infantry ar-rived last night and another comes to-night. Still further reinforcements are expected, including artillery and cavalry, and the situation assumes a warlike aspect.
THE FEELING AMONG THE PEOPLE.
There is certainly a great deal of bad feeling exhibited and no end of inflamma-tory talk and threats. The situation is clearly not favorable to the interests of Utah, but I hope it will speedily change for the better. Wild reports that have been sent East are without foundation.
AN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL.
The Daily Tribune, under the editorship of Mr. O. G. Sawyer, swings out as an independent journal to-morrow.
Brigham Young was arrested this after-noon at 4 o’clock, upon the indictment of the grand jury, charging him, under the Utah statute, with lewdly and licentiously co-habiting with sixteen different women. The arrest was made by United States Marshal Patrick, at the residence of Young Owing to the sickness of the prisoner he was al-lowed to remain at his house to-night in charge of a deputy marshal. He will be taken before Judge McKean to-morrow.
Another company of United States troops arrived here to-night from Fort Bridger. It is reported and generally believed that indictments have been found against Brig-ham Young to-day for murder.
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