THE MORMON SAINTS.
SAINT TOM. HAWKINS
The Numerously Married Apostle Sentenced.
$500 Fine and Three Years in the Penitentiary.
ARREST OF SEVERAL OTHER LEADING MORMONS.
THE GENTILE OFFICERS AGAIN.
Brigham Senior and Junior.
SALT LAKE, October 28th.—Chief Justice McKean this morning passed sentence upon Thomas Hawkins, the polygamist, as follows:
Thomas Hawkins, I am sorry for you, very sorry, you may not think so now, but I shall try to make you think so by the mercy which I shall show you. You came from England to this country with the wife of your youth, for many years you were a kind husband and a kind father, at length, however, the evil spirit of polygamy tempted and possessed you. Then your happiness departed from your household, and now by the complaint of your
And the verdict of a law-abiding jury, you stand at this bar a convicted criminal. The law gives me a large discretion in passing sentence upon you. I might both fine and imprison you, or I might fine you only, or imprison. I might imprison you twenty years and fine you one thousand dollars. I cannot imprison you less than three years, nor fine you less than three hundred dollars. It is right that you should be fined. Among other rea-sons, to help defray the expenses of
ENFORCING THE LAWS,
But my experience in such has been such that were I to fine you only I am satisfied the fine would be paid out of other funds than yours, and thus you go free, absolutely free from all punishment, and then those men who misled the people would make you and thousands of others believe that God had sent the money to pay the fine: that God had prevented the court from sending you to prison; that by
You had been rescued from the authorities of the United States. I must look to it that my judgment gives no aid and comfort to such men. I must look to it that my judgment be not so severe as to seem vindictive, and not so light as to seem to trifle with justice. This community ought to begin to learn that God does not interpose to rescue criminals from the consequences of their crimes, but on the contrary, He so orders the affairs of His universe that, sooner or later, crime stands face to face with justice, and just as the master.
I will say here and now, that whenever your good behavior and the public good shall justify me in doing so, I will gladly recommend that you be pardoned. The judgment of the court is, that you be fined five hundred dollars, and that you be imprisoned at hard labor for the term of three years. CALM AS A SUMMER DAY.
Contrary to all expectations, there was little or no excitement in the court-room. The at-tendance was large, but generally all maintained proper decorum.
KEEPING THEIR POWDER DRY.
The United States Marshal and Deputies were fully prepared for the emergency. Notice of an appeal to the Supreme Court was given by the prisoner's counsel.
SALT LAKE, October 28th.—Daniel H. Wells, Mayor of the city, Hosea A. Stout, formerly Attorney General of the Territory; and Wm. Belden, of Kimball's Hotel, were arrested an hour since by United States Marshal Pattick, upon an indictment of the grand jury charging them with murder.
DESIRE TO BE ADMITTED TO BAIL.
Tom Fitch made application to be admitted to bail, which will be heard Monday. The prisoners were placed in a carriage, and taken to Camp Douglas.
A SLIGHT EXCITEMENT
Prevailed at the Marshal's office while the ac-cused were there waiting for a conveyance to camp, some policemen saying they should not go to prison if they did not wish to go, and one or two women calling out to the officers to take them if they darad, would fight them with a vengeance, &c. The officers, however, were firm, and nothing serious happened.
The alleged crime consists in the killing of Richard Yates and a man named Buck. Several years ago, a warrant was out for the arrest of Orson Hyde, one of the twelve Apostles, on the same charge, but he eluded the deputies who were sent to arrest him. He was pursued to the southern part of the Territory.
A man by the name of Bennett was found murdered on the State Road, eight miles from this city this morning, and four bullets in his body.
AFTER SAINT BRIGHAM FOR MURDER.
SALT LAKE, October 28th—Warrants are out for the arrest of Brigham Young, and his son, J. A. Young, on the charge of murder, in hav-ing ordered the killing of Richard Yates. The indictments on these murder cases were understood to be founded on the testimony of Bill Hickman, who was once, it is termed by the Gentiles, danite or a secret agent of the Mormon authorities. Yates visited the Mormon camp during the rebellion of 1857, ostensibly to sell powder.
The Mormons regarded him as a spy, and some weeks after they arrested him and placed him in the custody of Hickman, to be taken to Salt Lake. D. Wells was then in command of the Mormon troops, and Hosea Stout was Judge Advocate. On the way to Salt Lake a guard killed Yates, as he says, by an order from Brigham Young and Joseph A., and at the instigation of Wells and Stout. Hickman, who is also confined now at Camp Douglass, went with the officers to Echo Canon, and after pointing out the spot where he had buried Yates, assisted in disinterring his remains.
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