THE TERRITORIAL ELECTION.
The "Gentile" Ticket Defeated—Unusually Large Vote—Proceedings in the United States Court—Army News.
From Our Own Correspondent.
GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, U. T.,
Saturday, Aug. 7, 1858.
The election for Territorial and County officers, which was held throughout the Territory on Monday last, passed off, as far as we are able to learn, very quietly and peaceably.
In this City, although there was, for the first time since its foundation, votes east in opposition to the nominees of the Church, yet it created no disturb-ance, and but little excitement.
The Mormon leaders, perfectly satisfied that we could not carry the day, did not trouble themselves farther than to order all of their subjects to vote ; in consequence of this order, however, the vote polled this year far exceeds that generally cast in this City.
The highest number of votes on the Union or "Gen-tile " ticket, for any one person, was 37. The high-est number of votes cast was 1,056. Those on the Church ticket who received this vote being voted for also by the "Gentiles."
The following are the members of the Legislature elected in this county on Monday last, and the votes cast for each, as appears from the returns filed in the Secretary's office :
John Taylor………....…1,053 Joseph A. Young..............1,019
Orson Hyde………..…..1,056 H. B. Clawson…….……...1,019
Daniel Spencer……….l, 056 Wm. H. Hooper……..…..1,014
A. P. Rockwood………1,017 Edwin D. Woolley…...…1,017
Hosea Stout.………….1, 019 Alexander McRae…..….1,018
Jas. W. Cummings......1,018 S. W. Richards…………...1,019
Jesse C. Little……..…..1,019
This election will, however, be contested at the next sitting of the County Court, it having been con-ducted illegally in many respects. In the first place there is no record on file in the Secretary's office of the election of any Justices of the Peace in this pre-cinct since 1852, and it does not appear in the ar-chives of his office that any certificate of election has been given to a Justice of the Peace since tha time. The law provides that the senior Justice of the Peace in each Precinct shall be the judge of the elec-tion and shall appoint a clerk, &c. The Justice of the Peace who served at the late election acted without authority, not having a certificate showing that he possessed any authority. Again, the judges of elec-tion, such as they were, did not watch or protect the ballot-box. At noon they were all absent, and their places filled by others not legally authorized to be there, one of whom was a candidate for the Legislature, and was elected upon the Church ticket. Thirteen Representatives were voted for and elected, although this Precinct is only entitled to twelve. This was done in consequence of the law passed at the last session of the Legislature, attaching Green River County—in which Fort Bridger is situated—to Great Salt Lake County, and, of course, increasing the num-ber of Representatives in the County thus formed. This law, however, has never been signed by Governor CUMMING, who was at the time in the Territory, but was signed by BRIGHAM. Its validity, therefore, though recognized by the Mormons, will not be recognized by the present Secretary of the Territory.
In consequence of this law there were but few Mormon votes cast In Green River County. The residents of the County living at Fort Bridger and on Green River, voted, however, for the officers to which they are entitled, and elected by a majority of over 100, the Democratic ticket, upon which WILLIAM J. OSBORNE, Esq., formerly of Kansas Territory, was their nominee for Representative in the Legislature. The official returns have not yet been received, so that we have not the exact number of votes polled. This secures us one Gentile Representative in the next Legislature, for, although the Mormons will contest his right to a seat, they cannot sustain them-selves in their position.
A most interesting case of habeas corpus was tried during the past week before Chief Justice ECKELS and Associate Justice SINCLAIR, of the Supreme Court of this Territory. It seems that about four years ago the wife of Mr. H. POLYDORE, a lawyer residing in Gloucestershire, England, joined the Mormons and ran away from him. Stealing their only child, a daughter, from the boarding-school at which she was placed, she brought her in a company of Mormons to this place.
The father, in the meantime, made every effort to discover the whereabouts of the mother and child, and a considerable time elapsed before he found out that they were here among the Mormons. Finding that his individual efforts would be unavailing in pro-curing the return of his child, he applied to Lord MALMESBURY, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Eng-land, for the aid of the Government in his behalf. An application was made, therefore, by the English Gov-ernment, through Lord NAPIER, to Secretary CASS, for the assistance of our Government in the matter, who thereupon forwarded instructions to General JOHN-STON, directing him to use every effort in his power to find the child and secure its restoration to the father. As soon as the civil authorities had become estab-lished here, the case was placed in the hands of the United States District Attorney. The child, who is only twelve years old, was found with her aunt, who is the fourth wife of SAMUEL RICHARDS, one of the twelve Apostles. The mother of the girl had re-turned to the States.
Upon examination the Court ordered that the child should be restored to her father, and she will accord-ingly be sent en as soon as a suitable escort can be found, to Lord NAPIER, at Washington.
The Hon. C. E. SINCLAIR, one of the Associate Justices of this Territory, arrived in the last mail from the States. It is with pleasure that we an-nounce his arrival, for we have long looked for the arrival of the Judges who are necessary for the or-ganization of the Judicial branch of our Territorial Government.
We are informed that KIRK ANDERSON, Esq., formerly connected with the editorial department of the Mis-souri Republican, is now on his way out here with a complete printing press, and everything requisite for the publication of a large newspaper in this city. This has been more needed here, perhaps, than anything else.
With a regular weekly communication to the States, a "Gentile" Press, and an independent Ju-diciary, we can wish for no other aid to effect the re-generation of this Territory than the influence of en-ergetic, fearless ministers of the Gospel, and these we must have.
The Sixth Regiment of Infantry, in command of Col. ANDREWS, arrived at Fort Bridger during the past week. This regiment have come over the new road explored last Summer by Lieut. BRYANT, which, eaving the old road at the crossing of the South Fork of the Platte, passes through Bridger's Pass, and strikes the old road again at Fort Bridger. They re-port the road as a good one in regard to grass and water, but it will take a great deal of work to make it equal to the old one for travel. It is, however, some 75 or 80 miles shorter.
The Sixth has been ordered to proceed immediately to Fort Walla Walla the seat of the Indian war in Oregon; they will riot, consequently, enter the valley, but move from Bridger directly up the Oregon trail. Lieutenant-Colonel CAREY, with two companies of the Tenth, and one company of Dragoons, will re-lieve Col. HOFFMAN In the command of the post at Bridger. Several of the officers of the Army now sta-tioned here have procured leaves of absence.
Governor CUMMING has rented the large, fine house of the late Secretary BABBITT. He boarded up to this time with Mr. STAINES. A. B. C.
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