It strikes us that the Mormons have a proper conception of the “fitness of things." In their recent attempts at proselyting in the States, they have sought the most vul-nerable point, and established headquarters for the dissemination of their doctrines, and among them the plurality-wife system, or polygamy. When they had fairly worked up the available material found in many European cities, they cast about for a new field of labor, and from the moral atmos-phere that appeared to pervade its society they fixed upon New York city and its en-virons as the proper point to make the new attack. This decided upon, they send their missionaries to accomplish the work already inaugurated by free-loveism in that quarter. Fairly established, new fields are sought, and now Chicago, the prototype in morals of the great Babylon of the American con-tinent, has become the scene of Mormon propagandism. One of the leading papers of Chicago says the Mormon elders in that city are making some converts, and that it is useless to disguise the danger. We could wish it otherwise. We would be glad to record the fact that the moral condition of these two great cities was such that the polygamists should have no room for hope. Their recent local history, however, pre-cludes the possibility of believing that Mor-manism will not be able to make inroads upon their society. But may it not also be hoped, that when the material for the ac-complishment of the purposes of these Mor-mon propagandists has been worked up, socie-ty winnowed, and the chaff shipped to the land of promise in Utah, that the moral atmosphere of New York and Chicago may be so purified as no longer to disgrace the country.
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