THE WAR ON POLYGAMY.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 2.—Brigham Young was arrested this afternoon at 4 o'clock, upon the indictment of the Grand Jury charging him, under the Utah statute, with lewdly and licentiously cohabit-ing with 16 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 allowed to remain at his house to-night in charge of the Deputy Marshal. He will be taken before Judge McKean to-morrow.
The penalty imposed by the statute, on conviction on this charge, is imprisonment not over ten years nor less than six months, and a fine of not over $1,000 nor less than $100.
Rumors of trouble and an outbreak of the Mormons are not to be credited; the Mormon leaders give assur-ance that all processes of the Court will be obeyed. Gov. Woods has made every preparation for an emer-gency, and he will maintain the law at any cost.
Another company of United States troops arrived here to-night from Fort Bridges. It is reported and gener-ally believed that indictments have been found against Brigham Young to-day for murder.
Chief-Justice McKean, on the 27th of September, de-cided that Mormons who did not consider polygamy as adultery were unfit to serve on juries. Elders Cannon and Clafson were therefore rejected.
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 8.—In Court, this morning, the counsel for Brigham Young, having stated that Young was sick and unable to appear, moved that he be admitted to bail. Judge McKean said if the prisoner was sick, he might remain in his house un-guarded for the present, but that the motion to admit to hail could not be entertained until the prisoner appear at the bar of the Court.
In the Hawkins case, a motion made to quash the indictment was overruled, but time was granted to file a plea of abatement. All is quiet. There is no indication of trouble.
Daniel H. Wells, Mayor of Salt Lake City, and Third President of the Mormon Church, was arrested this even-ing by united States Marshal Patrick, upon an indict-ment of the Grand Jury, charging him, under the Utah statutes, with lewdly and lasciviously cohabiting with one Louisa Free, whom Wells claims as one of his wives. Accused was taken before Judge McKean and hold to bail in $5,000 to answer at the present term of the court. In this case, as in that of Brigham Young, upon a similar charge, Major Charles H. Hempstead and the Hon. T. Fitch are counsel for the defense.
Gen. Henry A. Morrow, formerly in command here, arrived last night, and was enthusiastically received. He is under orders to report at Camp Douglass. A com-pany of cavalry from Fort Steele and a full battery from Fort Halleck are expected here to-morrow. There are now about 500 troops in camp.
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