THE MOUNTAIN MEADOW MASSACRE.
BEAVER, Utah, July 22.—Lee's trial tor the Mountain Meadow massacre began to-day. The court was crowded. The defense skirmished on every point. The jurymen obtained are as fol-lows: Josephus Wade, Gentile, native, two years resident of the Territory; J. C. Heister, Gentile, native, two years resident; David Rogers, Mor-mon, native, fourteen years; Isaac Duffin, Mor-mon, naturalized, ten years; J. P. Chidester, Mormon, native, twelve; J. C. Robison, Mormon, native, eighteen; G. J. Arthur, Mormon, native, twenty, son-in-law to Haight, who gave the order to fire on the emigrants, but has no opin-ion; Joseph Knight, Mormon, native, twenty; Paul Price, Mormon, native, six; G. F. Jarvis, Mormon, naturalized, fifteen; Robert Hey-borne, Mormon, naturalized, seventeen. A Cal-ifornia stepson of Urie, who was engaged in the massacre, has been on the ground, but knows nothing of it; John Brewer, Gentile, native, ten, Californian. The following were challenged and excused for cause: James Gibson, Gentile; J. W. Hunt, Mormon; William Thompson, Apostate; Elijah Ellmore, Mormon; James Hunter, Gen-tile; John P. Haller, Gentile; Henry Hailing, Gentile; F. L. Sersinger, Gentile.
The defense goes for the Gentile jurors, but easily passes Mormons. The jury will be se-cured to-day. Each side has forty-five per-emptory challenges.
Mormons examined as jurors swear that they lived ten to eighteen years in the region of the massacre, yet never heard it talked of, and had no opinions about it. This is the subject of much open comment and bitter feeling.
SALT LAKE, July 22.—A jury has been secured at Beaver in the Lee case—eight Mormons and four Gentiles.
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