THE MORMONS INTERFERING WITH THE FISHERMEN.—The Detroit Free Press has a statement from Mackinaw that the Mormons have been committing numerous depreciations on the fishermen, burning their dwellings, robbing them of their fish in barrels, destroying their salt, and stealing their nets, boats, clothes, money and provisions. At Birch Point, Gull River, Pine River and Grand Traverse, depredations have been committed, and it is stated that quite a number of fishermen at Mackinaw are now ready to commence business, each with a stock worth from $400 to $600, who dare not go to the fishing grounds for fear of the Mormons. A public meeting has been called of the citizens of Michilmackmac county, "to devise ways and means of protecting themselves against the felonious depredations of the Mormons." The Michilmackinacians state that they cannot reach the Mormons with administration of law, from the fact the county in which the Mormons most do congregate and do violence is under their own jurisdiction, and that the offenders must be tried on Beaver Island by Morman tribunals, with devoted Mormons for witnesses and jurymen.
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