CHEISTIANCY PRESENTS A PETITION.
The Gentile women of Utah petitioned Congress to-day through Sonator Chris-tiancy to the number ef 2,000, asking for legislation to enforce the anti-polygamy law of 1862, and the ever watchful Ed-munds did not discover any irregularity in the manner of procuring the names.
We have had both sides of this question during the past week. One of Brigham Young's daughters, who is a polygamous wife, made a mild speech before the Wo-men's Eights Convention held last week She declared that there was a great deal of good in Polygamy, and that a multiplicity of wives provided for a great many women who would otherwise be quite helpless and dependent.
Two of the ladies who accompanied the delegation of the Woman's Suffrage Con-vention on their visit to Mrs. Hayes, were Utah wives, and they made an affecting appeal in behalf of their system. They in-sisted that the enforcement of the anti-polygamy act would unmarry thousands of women, who are now happy wives, mothers of children, and well provided for; moth-ers and children would be deprived of the husband and father's name, and neither could claim or maintain legal or social identity. So it appears this long pending conundrum is susceptible of a variety of solutions, and none of them satisfactory.
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