Failure of the Arizona Mormon Mis-sion—The Emigrants Return in a Deplorable Condition—Salt Lake Items.
SALT LAKE, July 13.—The Arizona Mormon mission projected by Brigham Young to settle in that Territory and build that section of Tom Scott's Southern Pacific Railway, has proved a disastrous and complete failure. The entire col-ony of over 700 are on their way to Utah again. Many have already arrived, and others remain on other side of the Colorado River for want of boats, which were lost, to cross. The emigrants experienced terrible suffering. The character of the country was completely misrepre-sented: It was sterile, with no water, and pasturage scarce. The Colony refused to take the chances of massacre by Indians. On their return, the emigrants were compelled to throw away their stoves and all heavy articles to enable them to reach water and feed for their teams. The condition of the people and train is extremely sad. The result has shaken the faith in the infallibility of the head of the Church as an inspired prophet.
The Rev. Norman McLeod, the distinguished clergyman, has gone West to commence a lectur-ing tour on Utah and Mormonism from a Gentile point.
Ah Ting, a Chinese washerman, last night shot and killed John Strasburger, a German shoe-maker in cold blood. The assailant is in custody.
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