FROM SALT LAKE TO NAUVOO.
The Nauvoo (Illinois) Independent has the following strange if not pro-phetic report:
It is a well known fact that the Mor-mon population, as a whole, have never been contented or perfectly satisfied with their location at Salt Lake City, and frequently expressed a desire or de-termination to emigrate to some locality more suitable to their labors and better adapted to their wants. For that pur-pose agents were sent to all parts of the world. Arizona and Sonora have been examined, South America searched, and the islands of the Pacific examined with attention and care; but all these explo-rations failed to develop a location that would meet all their requirements. Some places the climate was too hot and unsalubrious; others were too re-mote from civilization or too small to allow them the possibility of ever be-coming a powerful people. In all these explorations the agents have failed to find in any of the sequestered nooks of creation a place more desirable than the one to which they were led by their first great leader, and have invariably re-ported adverse to the removal to any new or unsettled country. Owing to this unsettled condition of affairs they have long ago abandoned the building of the Great Temple, which was to be one of the finest structures of art ever attempted by man; but the money ap-propriated for that purpose is annually collected, and an amount has now accu-mulated amounting to many millions of dollars, so that when the project is once resuscitated there will be no lack of funds to carry it through. Brigham Young, their present leader, has never given general satisfaction, and the num-ber of dissenters have increased greatly, until the number that support the dogma of polygamy has dwindled into insignificance, while those who support monogomy, under the leadership of Joseph Smith, are becoming more nu-merous daily, and are by great odds the largest and most prosperous branch of the Church. For years the Josephite branch has been laboring to break down the influence of Young and check the dissemination of his teaching; but, like all other errors, when once estab-lished nothing but time will overthrow it, and it is now obvious that his teach-ings, which have been firmly engrained into the minds of his followers, will lead but little to outside pressure, and death, which is likely to occur at any time, is the only messenger that will emancipate the people from supersti-tion and give general peace and pros-perity to the Church. So soon as the death of Young occurs the rulership of the Later Day Saints will fall upon Joseph Smith, who will proceed imme-diately to reorganize the Church and try to bridge the rupture caused by the fanaticism of Young. As Smith will locate in Nauvoo, his followers will congregate by thousands around him. Those who have wandered without any fixed habitation or lived in the Desert Valley for the past quarter century will avail themselves of this opportunity to find a comfortable home, and like the Jews, who, after forty years' captivity, will return to their native city, estab-lished and named by their first leader, and build up their Temple, which was destroyed by some ruthless hand a short time after their expulsion. Under the management of Smith we predict pros-perity to the Church and the building of a city that will compare favorably with anything in the Mississippi Val-ley.
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