Governor Murray, of Utah, Resigns by Request.
SALT LAKE, March 16.-Directly upon the accession of President Cleveland's ad-ministration Gov. Murray signified, through Judge Harlan, that his resignation was at the disposal of the President whenever de-sired. To-day he received a telegram from Secretary Lamar that his resignation was desired. Gov. Murray promptly replied, saying that his resignation would be handed the President by R. N. Baskin, the delegate chosen by the non-Mormons to proceed to Washington to represent their interests. Mr. Baskin wil proceed to Washington im-mediately. The call for Governor Murray's resignation is received by the Gentiles with indignation, everyone feeling betrayed and personally wronged. Gov. Murray to-day, prior to the receipt of Secretary Lamar's telegram, had prepared a synopsis of his work during the period since he made his last annual report, closing it with his resignation, and had placed it in Baskin's hands to be given the President. The Tribune says: "He felt he had done all that was fair to ask him to do, that his work was a triumph for the right in this Territory. He goes out of office covered with honors and with a record for integrity and perfect justice which will be a crown of glory to his chil-dren. He has kept in office for a year after the new administration assumed power, which in itself was a high endorsement, especially when we know his immediate superior, the Secretary of the Interior, was all the time his bitter foe. That there is deep regret among the Gen-tiles at the action of the President is use-less to deny. They feel that their dearest wishes are disregarded and will feel that way until they know who is to succeed Gov. Murray. He may be some one as stalwart and true and brave and clear-sighted as Gov. Murray. He may be a stick, and the doubt which hangs on the difference will make disquiet in every loyal heart in Ttah until the truth be known.
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