QUARRELS AMONG THE MORMONS.
A correspondent of the N. Y. Times gives a de-tailed account of the dissensions which now divide the Saints at Salt Lake city. It would appear that the sect of Gladdenites has rapidly increased, and that the bitterest animosity prevails between them and the adherents of Brigham Young. In a recent sermon Brigham Young said that "rather than the apostates should flourish in their midst, he would unsheath his bowie knife and conquer or die," and he plainly told his audience that whoever should be the executioners of divine justice in this case, and slay the Gladdenites, their wives and children from the face of the earth, would receive a bright crown of glory. The injunction to assassinate the Glad-denites was open and undisguised, and repeated in a variety of forms, and, what is more to be lamented, was plainly responded to by the audience. It was, says the writer in the Times, "a sphere of murder—plain, palpable, frightful and sickening. The picture was one which once seen can never be ef-faced from the mind. A preacher, in the pulpit, ferociously enjoining the murder of men, women and children, for a difference of opinion, and 2,000 faces intently gazing upon him with fanatical appro-bation;—the regions of the damned could scarcely present a scene more truly diabolical. The Mor-mons have ever been a bubbling and seething cauld-ron of pollution; and can no more be tolerated in the bosom of civilized society than gangs of coun-terfeiters and thieves. You may ask if all Mormons are to come under this severe condemnation. I do not mean to be so understood. There are a great, many weak and simple-minded people, who have no very definite and fixed belief, and glide along with the current, without any positive harm; there are others who are fanatical, and of course, dangerous instruments in the hands of the rascals who control them; there are others again, who are totally sick of Mormonism, but remain quiet until an opportu-nity occurs to escape."
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