TROUBLE BETWEEN CIVIL AND MILITARY AUTHORITIES.
SALT LAKE CITY, June 11.—The po- lice arrested a soldier from Camp Doug- lass, for disorderly conduct, last evening. This morning, General Morrow demand- ed the surrender of the soldier to be tried by military authorities. The surrender was refused and General Morrow ordered Captain Gordon with a detachment of cavalry to the city with orders to ask for the surrender of the soldier, and in case of a refusal to release him by force. The surrender was refused and the captain proceeded to break open the jail and released the man, who is now in confinement at the mili- tary post.
General Morrow some time since pre- sented the subject of arrests by civil authorities of soldiers to the war depart- ment, claiming that under articles of war soldiers are to be tried by military and not by civil authorities. The Judge Ad- vocate General of the army ap- proved of this view, and the Secretary of War directed General Morrow to act, ac- cordingly. No resistance was made by the city authorities.
The instructions from Washington in regard to the arrest and detention of soldiers by the Morman authorities, were printed in the papers here two days ago and it is supposed that a test case is in- tended to be made of the occurrence to- day and that the surrender of the sol- dier was refused for that reason. The soldiers were loudly cheered by the as- sembly of citizens witnessing the re- lease.
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