The Anti Mormon Riots.
Amounts have been received from Spring-field, Ill., to Sept. 21, which state that the movements of Sheriff Backenstos had struck such terror to t h e hearts of the mob support-ers in all the surrounding country, that the people all fled from Carthage, Augusta, and other Anti Mormon towns, and carried their families into the counties of Adams, Mar-quette, Schuyler, and McDonough, and were beating up for volunteers in those counties, to recruit their forces, with which to renew the war. Gov. Ford had issued an order for as-sembling 500 men to quell the disturbances.
Particular accounts of the movements of Backenstos to the 17th are received. He was at this time at the head of a posse of 2000 well armed men, firm and ready to aid him in suppressing the riot and arresting the rioters, and he says that 2000 more were ready to join him, if necessary. He seems to have acted with great vigor. A part of his posse fell upon a party of the house burners, who made resistance, fired upon them, killing two, and wounding others. One of the rioters, named Franklin A. Worrell, of a party who had pre-viously pursued the Sheriff, was shot and died the same day. Another man, of Col. Wil-liams's party, named McBratney, was also shot, having fallen into the rear of his party, while retreating before their pursuers.
The overture of the Mormons for evacuating their town, if suffered to remain unmolested until spring, does not seem likely to lead to any result.
Extract from a letter received in this city, dated,
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20, '45.
The Mormons and anties are hard at it above us in Illinois. Some 30 or 40 houses have been burned by the anties and one man killed by the Sheriff's posse. No doubt they will be ejected from that state in the same manner as they were from this-they are an overbearing people and cannot ever get along among Christians . California is big enough and I think they had better slide.
The Mormon War.-The St. Louis Repub-lican has intelligence from Hancock county, Illinois, to the 22d ult. The whole county was then in possession of the Mormons. All the Anti Mormons, apparently panic-stricken, terrified at their own attrocities, had fled while no man pursued them, and placed the Mississippi between themselves and the vic-tims of their incendiary outrages.
The Anti Mormons, says the Republican, are at loss what to do. If they return to the county they run the risk of indictment for the various acts of arson committed within the last ten days; and if they do not go back, their property will be at the disposition of the Mormons, to be stolen or destroyed, as they may think proper.
Gov. Ford in his proclamation, admitting the existence of an insurrection, appoints Beardstown as the place of rendezvous for the 500 militia ordered out by him. Subsequent-ly, in consequence of information of a battle the importance and consequences of which was greatly exaggerated, the Governor issued another proclamation, calling upon the young men of Sangamon county to rendezvous at Springfield, to aid in restoring the supremacy of the law.
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