THE WOMEN IN UTAH. Mr. Cullom's bill in Congress, to abolish polygamy in Utah provides that the President shall en-force its terms by the use of troops if neces-sary and the calling out of twenty-five thous-and volunteers among the citizens of Utah. The bill will probably pass the House, and then the question becomes one of most seri-ous interest. It is difficult to see how it can be enforced without the use of the most ob-jectional means and without causing sfrife, and even bloodshed. Of course the Mormons are terribly excited about it. They denounce the bill as an attempt to subvert civil and re-ligious liberty, and threaten resistance. And a noticeable feature in the case is that the women are as excited as the men are against the proposed action of congress. It is often represented that the Mormon women are privately opposed to polygamy, but are held in a sort of slavery. This is obviously not true—or at least not generally true. As an evidence to the contrary we notice that an "in-dignation meeting" of women was held in the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Jan., 13, to denounce Cullom's bill! There were over 5000 women present. Mrs. Sarah N. Kimball presided and about a dozen ladies made speeches. They adopted a string of resolutions condemning the anti-polygamy bill in bitter terms. Truly we live in strange times. Here is polygamy rampant, indignant and defiant, and its champions are women! Now how to crush this evil is a serious ques-tion.
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