The Mormon Iniquity.
WASHINGTON, May 29.
The Herald correspondent says, the Secretary of War and Gen. Scott have been actively engaged for some days, and have about completed the arrange-ments to send a large military force to Utah, under command of Gen Harney. Orders have been issued to the necessary staff departments to have the follow-ing troops in readiness as soon as possible: 2d Regi-ment Dragoons, 5th and 10th Regiments of Infantry, and Capt. Phelps' battery of Light Artillery, making upwards of 2,000 troops
Two weeks since the Observer announced, with seeming pleasure, that the General Government had at length determined to send 2000 troops to Utah for the purpose of asserting and maintaining the Unit-ed States authority, and stopping the scandalous out-rages there perpetrated ; but a few days after a Wash-ington paper denied that such action had been taken, but that the Administration was rather disposed to pursue a pacific policy toward the knaves and outlaws of Salt Lake City. Indeed, it seems to be next to an impossibility to get at the truth concerning Utah af-fairs. One day we hear that BRIGHAM YOUNG is all in all—prophet, priest and king of Universal Mormon-dom, recognized and reverenced as such by "all the-saints"—the next day the startling announcement that he is a fugitive from the wrath of his own miserable dupes, seeking safety in inglorious flight—and in the midst of the rejoicings of all decent men that justice has at length got upon the track of the arch-hypocrite, another arrival puts a wet blanket on our premature congratulations by the intelligence that the hierarchy of BRIGHAM YOUNG is as intact as ever, for the polyga-mous scoundrel sits undistu bed in the high place of power
Two things are, however, sufficiently well authenti-cated to authorize their reiterated affirmation, and either one of the two constitutes in itself a sufficient reason for the interposition of the General Govern-ment to put an end to the anomalous condition of things in Utah One is, that polygamy, open, shameless po-lygamy exists there—that it is an institution of the Church and State, and is protected, nay, boasted of, by the leading "saints"—Polygamy, with its brood of mischiefs—its disruption of families—its repudiation of all that is sacred in social life—its lechery its bru-tality—its degradation and virtual enslavement of wo-man, and its consequent debasement of the entire pop-ulation. The other is, the practical repudiation and defiance, by BRIGHAM YOUNG and his associates, of the authority of the United States Government. But as the latter evil inevitably results from the former, it is impossible to establish in its integrity the authority of the General Government without striking a death-blow at the "peculiar institution" of Mormondon it-self. And this fact we verily believe explains the shilly-shallying course of the Government in relation to Utah and its miserable complications. Why has BRIGHAM YOUNG been permitted thus far to defy the Federal Courts in that Territory ? Why are his myr-midons allowed to plunder the "Gentiles," drive them from their homes, and even murder defenceless men and women with impunity ? That this is done, is, and has long been, notorious ; and equally notorious is it that the General Government, notwithstanding the re-iterated proclamation that it was just about doing something very right and very efficient, has failed to interfere for the protection of the outraged and the punishment of the lawless. BRIGHAM YOUNG is still Governor of Utah, and knows no law that contravenes his own despotic will. But better things are now promised—and so they have been for the last four years. Mr. BUCHANAN, we are assured, will adopt efficient measures to reduce the refractory "saints" to submission. Perhaps he will. We entertain doubts, however. Still we shall hope—and wait. The above despatch says United States troops are going to Utah, and another despatch says a new Governor will soon supersede BRIGHAM YOUNG. Whatever is done in that behalf must be done quickly—done before another Winter interferes its ice-bar-riers to both troops and Governor, and the spiritual and political despotism of Saint BRIGHAM secured at least one year longer.
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