SALT LAKE, September 13.—The U. S. Marshal yesterday served an alter-native mandamus on the Mormon officials of Tooele county and took pos session of the Court house and records, by order of the Chief Justice. To day, while the deputy in charge stood out-side the door, the key was turned and the Marshal was refused admission. There will be a hearing of the case in the District Court next Tuesday, when, if a peremptory writ is granted, it is believed that a posse of police and military sufficient to enforce order will be sent. Nearly all of the public rec-ords of Tooele county have been ab-stracted by the old incumbents. The Deseret News this evening says : "The United States Marshal whistling for the seal and records, is like calling spir-its from the vasty deep," and counsels resistance to the law.
In the United States District Court at Beaver, Judge Bowman charged the Grand Jury to investigate the Moun-tain Meadow massacre, and urged Mor-mons to have no fear, of the Church but to act like loyal citizens and brave men. He charged the Jury to inquire into legislative grants of land and tim-ber, and asked that the perpetrators of frauds be indicted. He also called their attention to the Act of Congress prohibiting polygamy, saying that every possible means had been used to prevent its enforcement, and now the law was daily violated in the Territory by the false teachings of Brigham Young and other leaders of the Mor-mon Church, and was heretofore claimed as part of their religion. Brig-ham Young now pleads the illegality of plural marriage and polygamy. The Judge said that if the Grand Jury failed to do their duty now, Congress would be asked for more vigorous leg-islation than the Poland bill.
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