A SPECK OF WAR IN UTAH.
SALT LAKE, JUNE 16.—A band of persons, numbering one thousand men, women, and children, under the leader-ship of one Morris, who claimed to be the Prophet Moses re-appeared upon earth, has formed a settlement thirty miles north of this city, and committed numerous depredations upon citizens of the vicinity. They refused to labor for their support, believing that the Lord would supply their wants. Three of their number, disgusted with the imposition, attempted to leave, but were arrested and placed in confinement and heavily ironed. A writ of habeas corpus was issued by Chief Justice Kenney, which was treated with contempt. A sufficient time having elapsed for the production of the prisoner, a second writ with an order for the arrest of Morris for contempt, and for the arrest of the leaders of the gang, and for false imprisonment, was issued. For the execution of these, two hundred and fifty infantry and artillery were ordered out on the 11th, by acting Governor Fuller. Morris and his men were found strongly entrenched and thoroughly armed. Fighting ensued and two of the Marshal's posse were killed. On the 15th the rebels pretended to surrender, but resisted anew, and as soon as the attacking party approached a hand to hand fight ensued. Morris was killed and another leader was mortally wounded, and the rebels were finally over-come. Several women and children were killed during the siege, Morris refusing to put them in a place of safety. The prisoners captured number one hundred and forty-seven. They will be brought before the court to-morrow.
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