EXODUS OF THE MORMONS.
It is known that BRIGHAM YOUNG, the mul-to-wived, does not feel quite safe in Utah, and it is reported that he contemplates an exodus to the Sandwich Islands, with all his followers. Several reasons for this flight may be assigned: First, a conviction that, if it came from words to hard blows, with the United States forces, he and his friends would probably come off second best. Secondly, because he really can have no reliance upon his polygamous asso-ciates, white-livered hypocrites as they are, who, with their manhood crushed out by sen-suality and selfishness, are not to be depended on, should actual fighting take place, partly because of want of warlike spirit, and partly because those who fight in a bad cause (with halters round their necks as it were) rarely fight well. Thirdly, because a well organized and properly disciplined military force is a formidable opponent to mere numerical supe-riority. Next, because though the Indians in the vicinity of Salt Lake City are at present in some sort of alliance with BRIGHAM YOUNG and his followers, they are notoriously unsta-ble and unreliable, and as likely to turn against as side with the Mormons, if affairs came to a crisis. Lastly, because if the contest reach blows, and BRIGHAM YOUNG become a prisoner, he may reckon, to a dead certainty, upon being ultimately elevated, as a double-distilled trai-tor, upon a gallows as high as that which was graced with the pensile presence of HAMAN.
The Mormons, it is said, contemplate re-moval to one of the Sandwich Islands. In that locality, polygamy once was an institu-tion. But Christianity has latterly so much in-creased there that we dare say the system of having a plurality of wives is at a discount. We really pity King KAMEHAMEHA IV., the monarch of that insular kingdom. He is re-ported to be a well-meaning man, somewhat addicted to billiards and champagne, but no-toriously an excellent husband, with only one wife. How he will bear the inroad of the Mor-mons, if they fix themselves, as squatters, in any part of his dominions, is matter for grave speculation. There is another person, too, who has, or ought to have, a voice potential in this matter. The Kuhina Nui, or Prime Minister of the Sandwich Islands, is the Princess VICTORIA KAMAMALU, sister or cousin of his Majesty KAMEHAMEHA. She was elevated to this position, three years ago, on the acces-sion of the present King. Thus the Sand-wich Islands are literally under what the an-cients called a Gyneocracy, while moderns more familiarly speak of it as Petticoat-Government.
Now, we are not about saying a word against such a state of things—though, as we shall presently show, it has some inconveni-ences. We firmly believe that, in the long run, if every married man we e to take his wife's opinion upon the leading actions of his every-day life, he would find it much to his advantage to be guided considerably by her counsel. For, take Woman out of the sphere of vanity and jealousy, talk to her, like a thinking being, upon topics in which her own personal prejudices and passions are not likely to be mixed up, and her natural acuteness and rapid conclusions will be of great available service. If married men gave their full con-fidence to their wives, and kept them truly informed respecting their business matters, many a foolish speculation would be avoided, and many an ill-omened association prevented. Naturally quick and sensitive, as Woman generally is, on one point she may be looked upon as almost infallible. A woman judges, almost at a glance, of the character of each man with whom she converses. If a wife says, "My dear, I do not like the look of Mr. So-and-so, your new acquaintance," make a point of eschewing all particular intimacy with that man. Depend upon it, the impres-sion, rapid though it be, will turn out to be correct. On the other hand, woman is not to be depended on for an accurate opinion on one of her own sex—unless the individual happen to be deficient in personal attractions, when she is certain to be lauded as "not handsome—nor, indeed, even well-looking, you know—but oh! so amiable!"
This tribute to the sagacious natural instinct of the sex may or may not be taken as pa-renthetical, just as the reader pleases. It is true, however, and the truth cannot be out of place, at all events.
The objections to having a female Prime Minister are not numerous. If she had been also appointed commander-in-chief, (but the Sandwichers have no military force,) it might be awkward for the Princess VICTORIA KAMA-MALU to lead a brigade—sitting on a side-sad-dle. SEMIRAMIS, of Assyria, and BOADICEA of Britain, battled in war-chariots. MARY of Scotland was on horse-back at the battle of Langside, and when "good Queen BESS" (who legally murdered her) harangued the troops at Tilbury Fort, the dreaded Spanish Armanda being on the seas, she sat on the very side-saddle which is yet to be seen in the Armory of the Tower of London. Perhaps, if the exi-gency arose at Hawaii, the fair Premier would be found quite as efficient as any of the old women, in male garb, who rule the civilized world, as statesmen. It is obvious that a fe-male Prime Minister ought to continue a celi-bate, for it would be very awkward for a Cab-inet Council to be postponed because the lady, in an interesting situation, had been reported as unable to attend to public business, though, at the same time, "as well as could be ex-pected."
But the point, from which we parentheti-cally diverged, is, what sort of reception are the Mormons likely to have in the Sandwich Islands, if they should proceed thither. The King has the reputation of being a well-mean-ing, moral man, and the Princess VICTORIA KAMAMALU is a young woman of excellent character. Is it likely that, not ignorant of the vicious principles and sensual practices of the Mormons, they will tolerate their immigration into the Sandwich Islands? We suspect not, and here may be another difficulty for BRIGHAM YOUNG—a case of out of the frying-pan into the fire, as Sancho Panza says. More than this, by far the greatest trade which the Sand-wich Islands has is with the United States, and many of our fellow-citizens hold responsi-ble and elevated offices under KAMEHAMEHA IV, Are we justified, in order to drive this plague of Mormonism out of our own land, in permitting it to be introduced among a Christian people, with whom we hold the most friendly relations?
As to the suggestion that the United States Government should pay, at a fair valuation, for the improvements of the Mormons at Salt Lake city, there seems nothing objectionable in it. The locality eminently fits it for a great military station, and such may be necessary, for some time, in that part of the country.
Talk as loudly as he may, BRIGHAM YOUNG is not the man to run the personal risk of an encounter with the United States troops. His great desire evidently is to keep himself in a whole skin. Whatever ability he may have once possessed, (and, we think, he must always have been a very commonplace person, push-ed forward solely by impudence and assump-tion,) it is pretty clear now, that his "wine of life is on the lees," and he is now a mere blowing, boasting braggart, as devoid of cou-rage, moral and personal, as he is of common sense, good principle, and true morality.
It is evident, also, that the Mormons cannot be allowed to remain among us. Toleration in religion is secured to all by the wise and liberal enactments of the Constitution. But there must not be, and there cannot be, any toleration of the vilest system of prurient im-morality ever sought to be engrafted upon a nation enjoying the benefits and blessings of Civilization. On this head, there is not a second opinion, and, however harsh the means, Mormonism must be rooted out of the United States.
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