From Salt Lake City.
WHAT THE MORMONS THINK OF PUBLIC OPINION IN THE STATES AGAINST THEM.
A telegraphic dispatch from St. Louis, which we published on Saturday morning, briefly announced the news from Salt Lake City up to July 1st, re ceived at St. Louis on the 22d. In the St. Louis Republican of the 23d, received by yesterday's mail, we find in addition, long extracts from the Deseret News, showing what the Mormons think of the public opinion in the States against them. We make a few selections.
THE WAY THE MORMONS PUBLISHED WHAT HAS BEEN SAID AGAINST THEM.
From the Deseret News, June 3.
Not having a paper large enough and of a grade of character low enough to render it compatible to print therein all the slanders against us which ar-rived in a six months' mail, President Brigham Young notified the congregation, on Sunday, the 7th, that if they would like to hear what was pub-lished about us in the States, they would manifest it by assembling in the Bowery by 8 a. m. on the morning of the 13th. The President caused the whole six months' batch to be collected, and re-quired two excellent readers to be present at the time and place appointed, who read by turns, for nearly four hours, the printed productions of fren-zied, beclouded, and addled brains, to an immense congregation of the purest and noblest people to be found on the whole earth, and could editors, scrib-blers, and sneer makers, have seen the smiles of derision and speech of disgust with which their lu-cubrations and studied obliquies were received by each intelligent hearer, it might seem that they would have been tempted to turn their time, efforts, and publications into a channel that would in some small degree benefit their fellow beings.
WHAT WILL COME OF SENDING OFFICERS AND TROOPS TO UTAH.
But to return, perhaps those zealous friends (?) of human rights and social process would kindly waive the forcible expulsion of the "Mormons," lest their being again plundered, driven, and mur-dered; in this Christian and loving 19th century, should so scatter them amongst the people as to utterly contaminate all the whited sepulchres now glistening with such an outside show of apparent purity. For this reason some may deem it a better plan to send officers and troops here, with the sole view of sowing dissension and corruption in the most united and right seeking community in the Nation. Such persons appear to have forgotten what their mothers learned them, that water and oil are not easily mixed. They also fail to compre-hend, in spite of all our plain and philanthropic teachings, that the corrupt, the indolent, the syco-phantic, the ease-hunting, fictitious-worldly-popu-larity-seeking, &c., &c., are all out of place in Utah, and would soon leave for their congenial climates and society in the cities of the States, and thus sore-ly chagrin and disappoint their sanctimonious aid-ers and abettors.
OFFICE SEEKERS IN UTAH AND OFFICE SEEKERS IN THE STATES.
From the Deseret News, July 1.
In Utah the office seeks the most fitting man, as in days of ancient purity. In the States the man seeks the office, far to often regardless of qualifica-tion for the position. Notoriety, power, gold, and an easy, corrupt, fat living on others labors appear to have almost entirely engaged the energies of a great majority of that large class known as office seekers. The "outs" struggle by all manner of methods, far more of them foul than fair, to become the "ins." The "ins" hold on to their position with the utmost tenacity, by modes fully as questionable as those practiced by the "outs." So much and so notorious is this the case, that the great mass of the really honorable, staid, intelligent, and truly worthy keep aloof from the downright rabidism and blackguard-ism of political strife as at present conducted. They shrink from passing the fiery ordeal of slander, and from running the gauntlet between a double file of blackballers.
THE HUE AND CRY AGAINST THE MORMONS ALL BUNCOMBE.
But who that reflects does not understand that the hue and cry, the dust, the howling and braying against "fair Utah," are for Buncome, to subserve the designs of most selfish and debased plans?—Who, outside of Utah, and seeking office therein, cares one particle about her prosperity and welfare? Not one, no, not one. That they want office, g ave as is that offence, is one of the very smallest evils that can be laid to their charge, for when it is ob-tained they far too frequently use its privileges for the purpose of more effectually trampling upon the rights of their fellows.
THE MORMONS UNDERSTAND THE LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION.
Do they fancy that we American born and raised are not familiar with what is our due? Do they even wildly imagine that we do not most thoroughly understand the Constitution of the United States, and are not conversant with the statutes at large, at least so far as applicable to Territories? The most virulent newspapers have admitted that we are informed upon these points, and that by the Con-stitution and laws of the United States we are be-yond their reach, never having in the least degree infringed upon nor contravened the provisions thereof. But all this does not answer their pur-poses, when the "Mormons" are in question. Ah, what a difference as to which bull gored which ox! With the law, the Constitution, a large majority of the Judges of the Supreme Court, and every appli-cable correct usage of our Government, from its beginning, upon the side of Utah, still "something must be done" with those terrible "Mormons."
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH THE MORMONS.
We most readily admit that something should be done for the "Mormons." After having been plun-dered and driven into these barren wastes, they should, by every principle of justice, be conceded the election of their own officers, the entire regula-tion of their internal affairs, and the uncontrolled privilege of worshipping their God in obedience to his commandments. And during its next session Congress should admit Utah into the family of the States, and in the plentitude of their power pour in the "oil and wine," healing and strengthening where oppression has bruised.
THE MORMONS WANT NO SYMPATHY FROM OUT-SIDERS.
Perhaps some from the lofty (?) pinnacle of their supposed wisdom look in compassion upon our be-nighted condition, and in the outgushing of their philanthropy (?) are ready to immolate themselves upon the altar of patriotism, for the redemption of Utah. Poor souls! we pity you, but candidly we do not need your court, your compassion, nor sac-rifices in our behalf, and emphatically wish you to understand that we do know what we are about and are most amply able to take care of ourselves, if you will but keep away and let us alone.
NOT STRANGE THAT OUTSIDERS THINK THE MOR-MONS RATHER SINGULAR.
It may not be so strange that the people in the United States should deem our course rather sin-gular, nor that we should esteem their's towards us as savoring very strongly of gross ignorance, in-tolerance and abuse, for we are viewing, from a pure atmosphere and great elevation, their petty wrigglings, twistings, squirmings and strife, moral, social, civil, political and religious, while they are laboring under the disadvantages of a low point of sight and a misty atmosphere, in their feeble efforts to comprehend the modernly anomalous movements of a whole people, with but few exceptions, seeking and practicing truth.
A LITTLE ADVICE FROM MORMONDOM.
Now, O ye loving ones abroad, seeking office in Utah, ye who are panting for notoriety and fat places, will you not let a little good advice throw a slight gleam of sound sense and fair dealing in to your darkened understandings, and clear your beclouded and mistaken notions? Utah is most assuredly not a desirable abiding place for any who do not love salvation. The salaries are not high, and heretofore pickings and stealings have not rapidly enriched even the most expert who have been sent here. The society is in no wise congenial to the tastes and habits of those who expect to continue in the indulgence of the spicy "sly cuts" recom-mended by Christian monogamists. There are no daily papers to dish up a long and dark catalogue of daily crimes, and no crimes to be served up- There is only a monthly mail at best, and often only one in six months, except from California, and you would pine yourselves away in fretting for an opportunity for sending off your slanders.
WANT NO GOVERNOR BUT BRIGHAM YOUNG.
We are fully aware that President Buchanan and his Cabinet cannot be presumed to know the quali-fications of all who are hounding them for office and a clutch at the spoils, and are thereby liable to have their best intentions frustrated. But they do know that Utah UNANIMOUSLY AND OF RIGHT wishes and respectfully petitions that his Excellency Brig-ham Young be continued to be her Governor, a man long and thoroughly tried and proven to be most worthy. And what American citizen, having a due respect for the constitutional rights and welfare of the people, will so much as ask for the appointment in Gov. Young's place, or even accept it if proffered without being sought? Not one. Neither can any intelligent person, unmaddened by party frenzy, uncontaminated by love of office and spoils, and possessed of only a tolerable respect for the rights and feelings of o hers, be so wicked and malicious as to urge President Buchanan to appoint any offi-cers in Territories, save those indicated by the choice of the people dwelling therein. Any governmental appointments for Territories, more than for States, are at best but a relic of barbarous colonial usage.
WHAT PRESIDENT BUCHANAN HAD BETTER DO.
But the universal yell is, “President Buchanan must do something with the Mormons." Not yet knowing how long and how well he may be able to withstand the terribly clamorous and unjust outside pressure, and we being known to be on the side of economy as well as justice, we most respectfully suggest, in case he cannot withstand the pressure, that he select one or more civilians, unbound by any ism or isms, if such can be found, also intelligent, strictly honorable, upright and gentlemanly, in the true sense of those terms, and send them to Utah on a short visit to look about them and see what they can see, and return and report.
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