The Mormon Trials.
On the 21st ult. the trial of persons charged with the murder of Hiram and Joe Smith commenced at Cartilage, Illinois. The prisoners, J. C. Davis, late an Illinois Senator, T. C. Sharp, editor of the Warsaw Signal, Mark Aldrich, Wm. N . Grover, and Col Levi Williams, complained by affidavit of the par-tial manner in which the jurors had been selected, and prayed the Court that Elisors be appointed to select a jury, which the Court granted. The ju ry was not entirely empan-nelled at the last accounts. A correspondent of the St Louis Republican says :
Every thing thus far has been entirely quiet and peaceable, yet there is a deep and intense anxiety fell, which pervades all classes, the char acters of the accused, the nature of the charge, and the peculiar state of the relations existing between the Mormons and anti-Mormons, all conspire to make the present trials of deep interest to the old citizens of this county Every-body almost attending Court comes armed to the teeth, and frequently muskets and rifles will be seen taken out of wagons wiih as much deliberation as if they were attending a militia muster instead of attending a court of justice. This is a bad state of things, but extraordinary cases demand extraordinary remedies.
The Mormons are said to have expressed a determination to take revenge, in case the defendants should not be convicted, but it is hoped that more discreet counsel will prevail.
It is said the Mormons are about to put the roof on their great temple ; the twelve wooden oxen are to be taken down, and stone oxen put in their places, and there is to be an outer wall for a fortification.
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