The Feeling in Salt Lake in Regard to the Edmunds Kill.
SALT LAKE, March 15Sh.—The receipt of the news of the passage of the Edmunds bill has created great excitement in this city. People who have waited twenty years for help from the Government can hardly realize that action has been taken at last, and to-day men hugged each other on the streets for joy. The young Mormons are equally elated, and favor the bill. They have been kept in the back ground for years by the old gray-beards, and chafe under the restraint. They now talk openly in favor of the new deal, and snap their fingers in the faces of the old heads of the Church. None of these young people have ever favored polygamy. To night there is a meeting of the High Council, and it is rumored that there will be a split in the Church. On receipt of the news, the Tribune office issued an extra and hoisted the Ameri-can flag over the building. Three years ago the same office was barricaded and filled with armed men while the priests were preaching in the Tabernacle and advocating its demoli-tion. The people of Utah feel to-day as did the negroes of the South when the emancipa-tion proclamation was issued.
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