THE MORMONS.—The Mormon Fall Conference met at Great Salt Lake on the 6th of October, and contin-ued three days. Five thousand people were present. The laity appeared to be behind in their tithings, and fervent exhortations were made by Brigham Young and others, upon the necessity of making prompt pay-ments—because Brigham expended $50,000 more than the church fund in bringing out emigrant converts, and unless the tithings were paid he would lose it. Brig-ham Young stated publicly that he was personally worth over $200,000, and that he had sent a schedule of a portion of his real estate to England, to sell to the saints about emigrating, and he thought that it would bring more than if he sold it to them after their arri-val. It is said that Brigham is down on the Union, and that he publicly stated to the Conference that the Mormons, thank God, were strong enough to defy the power of the United States, and that the United States might go to hell! The ship Emerald Isle, which ar-rived at New York last week, brought 348 English Mormons, on their way to Utah. The chief of the company had five wives, but most of the men only one each. There were 43 single women, who had 29 children of their own. The company had $25,000 in cash.
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