Vice President Colfax Among the Mor-mons—He Makes Them a Speech.
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
BRYON, U. T., October 6.—According to the views of the older citizens of Salt Lake, Tuesday night was one of the most marked occasions ever witnessed in the city. Vice President Colfax, who, with his party, had been there for the two days previous, was serenaded by the band from Camp Douglass. In response to repeated calls, the distinguished gen-tleman addressed an immense crowd in front of the Townsend House, in the course of which he gave his views on the subject of poligamy.
He quoted the Book of Mormon and proved, at least to the satisfaction of his gentile auditors, that the whole thing was unwise and illegal, and ought to be abolished.
He was followed by Gov. Bross, of Illi-nois, who fully endorsed the arguments of the Vice President. Such freedom of speech from such sources and on such a subject has never before, it is claimed, been discussed in that city.
These gentlemen, it is said, will be handled without mittens in the Mormon Conference, now in session in this city.
Mr. Colfax and party, with the excep-tion of Governor Bross, left for the East on Wednesday morning, all in the best of health and spirits.
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