MORMONISM'S REPORTED MOVE.
A movement which the Mormons are reported to be making at present, will, if carried out, says the Pitts-burg Dispatch, illustrate the incon-veniences which may arise from making States out of Territories without the natural material for a large and growing commonwealth. They are said to be moving from Utah to Nevada in considerable numbers, and those who pretend to know say that their purpose is to ob-tain a majority in Nevada, pass laws to protect the institutions of polyg-amy and then, taking refuge behind the right of a State to manage its own affairs, bid defiance to all efforts of the United States for the suppres-sion of polygamy.
The story may be apocryphal; but there is some foundation for it in the condition of the State which is re-ported to be the subject of the Mor-mon enterprise. Nevada is, at pres-ent, not good for much, except to serve as a pocket borough for the bonanza millionaires who have political am-bitions, and the Mormon coloniza-tion scheme might make allies of the Senatorial plutocrats who desire to keep their seats from that State. As Nevada has been used to forward the interests of mining stock manipula-tors and corporate dominations, there does not seem to be any practical im-possibility in its becoming the instru-ment of defense for the Mormon vari-ety of corruption.
But while such a policy might present an obstacle to the extirpation of Mormonism it cannot perpetuate that institution. Slavery, though entrenched behind the rights of a dozen States, could not preserve its existence, and its twin relic or bar-barism must also go even though it secures possession of a single State with which to defend its unwhole-some life.
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