THE MORMON CITY SALT LAKE.—A correspon-dent of the Pittsburgh Gazette, writing from the Mor-mon City, on the great Salt Lake, says it covers more ground than Pittsburgh, and contains almost ten thou-sand Mormons. The whole valley is occupied by the Mormons, who build their houses entirely of sun-dried bricks. They are building a church of stone, which is alrea-dy one story high, and will be a fine building. They assemble every Sunday morning under a large shed. The society is governed by a president, the twelve and the seventy. The president and the twelve occupy the pulpit, and do all the preaching. I went this morning when the bell rang, to church, where I saw a large assemblage, some dressed quite fashionably, and all clean and neat. A brass band first played a lively tune, and then the clerk rose and read seve-ral notices.
One man had lost a pocket book—another had had his garden destroyed by cattle breaking into it. He then read the names of persons to whom letters in the post office were addressed, and several other items of that kind. He then announced that on next Tues-day they would have an anniversary feast, as it was the day of the month on which they arrived a their present snug quarters. He said the city would be rous-ed early in the morning by the firing of cannon and the music of the brass band. A procession would then be formed, which would march out of town, and at two o'clock dinner would be served. The emi-grants were all invited to attend.
They are very strict in the administration of justice. One of their number stole a pair of boots from an emi-grant. He was sentenced to pay four times their value, fined £50, and was compelled to work fifty days on the public roads. One of them was sentenced to death for borrowing some property from a neighbor and selling it; but finally, owing to the intercession of his family, his sentence was commuted to banishment. When they arrived they were very much troubled by some Indians, who killed their cattle and stole from them. They sent to remonstrate with them, and the Indians replied that their president was an old woman, and they would not mind him. They then sent out a company of soldiers, and killed a few, since which time they have not been annoyed.
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