(From the Baltimore Sun, of Tuesday.)
THE MORMON WAR ENDED.
REPORTS OF A HORRID MASSACRE!—We have re-ceived from our attentive corr spondent of the St. Louis Daily Evening Gazette a slip dated the 8th inst., which states that the Mormon war has been terminated, by a surrender of the Mormon leaders to the troops under Gen. Atchinson. This happened on Sunday, October 28th. On that day, about three thousand men, being part of the army of 5,000, ordered out under Gen. Clark, comprising Gen. Atchinson’s division, made their ap-pearance before the town of Far West, the county seat of Caldwell county, where the Mormons were entrench-ed. Upon their approach, the Mormons had hoisted a white flag, which was shot down by Captain Bogard, but was immediately replaced Gen. Atchinson then sent in a message, with a view to learn their wishes and intentions, when six of their leaders avowed their willingness to surrender, in the expectation that the Mormons should be unharmed. The surrender was ac-cepted, and the individuals put under guard. Their names are Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, George Hin-kle, Lyman White, Perley P Pratt, and Mr. Knight.—The Mormons assembled at Far West, comprised 700 men under arms. Of this number, a small body of 150 retreated and pursued their way to the Northern frontier. The Gazette says:
"The reports vary as to what happened after the sur-render. In fact, our intelligence does not come down clearly to a period later than the day of the capitulation. "On the day after, General Atchinson received the orders of the Governor, which have already been men-tioned in this paper, as directing the expulsion or extermi-nation of the Mormons It is said that, shocked and disgusted with the severity of the command, he retired and went home. After that event, it is stated that seve-ral—some accounts say 40—of the Mormons were put to death. One version of this statement is, that the Mormons killed, at this time, were such as had not come into Far West. We need, however, more certain and authentic information than we now have on this head."
General Clark, with the remainder of the troops col-lected from the counties below Caldwell, was, on the Friday after the surrender, encamped in Ray county, and had not then reached Far West.
It is stated that about the time of the surrender, a company of men—200 in number—fell upon a body of the Mormons, in Splawn's settlement, on Shoal Creek, about 20 miles from Far West. The Mormons, it is said, were 36 in number; and the story runs that all but four were put to death. Some of the names of the kill-ed, as reported to us, are David Evans, from Ohio, Ja-cob Fox of Pennsylvania, Thomas M'Bride and his fa-ther, Mr. Daly, Mr. Meril and his son in law, Mr. White, all from Ohio.
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