CIIIKIO JUNTICK Mr.KKAN AND T111C llltUAI.D. Tlie Utah I'ui-pct-ljanKcrH liavo combined com-bined their dlortH to break tho f'orco of an article that recently appeared in this paper on tho recent disreputable conduct of tho Chief .lustieo of Utah. It is a lawyer's special plea fur acts that, ought to impeach Chief Justice McKean as a conspirator against' tho rights, liberties, and lives of tho people peo-ple of Utah. Wo do not proposo to review this bold ell'urt to bolster a Federal Court in the work of enslaving that people under tho relentless heel of a sectarian judiciary. Federal usurpers usurp-ers in Utah will find that thero is one paper in this country that dares to confront con-front them, face to face, in vindicating ' tho rights of tho Mormon people. Religious Re-ligious liberty is as dear to the Mormon sect as it is to any other sect. It is founded on a fundamental right guaranteed guar-anteed in the fundamental law ot this free land, and if arbitrary power, false interpretations of law, and foul conspiracy con-spiracy can overthrow it in Utah, the same moans can overthrow it elsewhere. else-where. L'assion, and hato, and persecution, perse-cution, aud lawlessness, cannot override over-ride the higher law on which our free institutions are founded. Sixty thousand people in Utah, and tens of thousands ot people elsewhere, aro as sincere believers in the Mormon religion re-ligion as the Methodists, the Presbyterians, Presby-terians, tho Quakers, or any other sect, aio in their respective religions, and it is on this ono primary fact that we lodge tho whole argument. We do not arguo the merits of tho Mormon System. We hold Polygamy to be a great evil. This is our opinion. Sixty to eighty thousand people who have converted a desert into a garden in Utah religiously believe otherwise. This is their God-given right, and no fanatic Judge.has any power to abridge or deny that right, without a gross violation of tho Constitution of the United States. But it is charged that the Mormon people defy tho power and violate the Laws of the United States. The charge isa libel unless it applies to enactments that are known to bo void of all semblance sem-blance of constitutionality, passed for the purposes of oppression. But the Mormon people are ready to submit even to .such laws, if they are allowed to appeal from a political court packed with fanatic Judges to that of final resort. re-sort. Any man who denies this is a conscious libeller of a people the most moral and upright whom we have ever known. The Ilerald neither asks nor gives quarter on this Mormon question. It dares to defend the Right. It avows before all men that if the Mormon religion re-ligion can stand the test of free contacts con-tacts with other religions, so mnch the better for the Mormon religion, and so much the worse for the other religions. Reform must be reached through the heart and reason of devoted believers in it. Rev. Mr. Pierce, a Methodist clergyman, now in Utah, is doing mere to win men and women in Utah from the Mormon belief than all the Mo-Keans Mo-Keans in Christendom will ever do, Tin-less Tin-less they adopt his Christian, manly, and persuasive methods. Omaha Herald.