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tiie'evenixg news. (IKOltWK l. CAX.VOX, J IKPlI'Oll AND rrBIJSHEK. 1 rMay, January 1 1, 170. Wanti-- At the Historian's OirU'O.U-ocoiita-t of the Dally Xfim No. :. fit Vol, I, Nov. 9 U12-- VOTIt'E. T!io lierotol'.iro between the umlrrs'cuej, tin Jer the flriii uanie of JOHN Xnr.PIIAM i CO., of Fall l.ak City, an! I.o,;nn, I'tnh, Is this day dissolved I v mutual ceiisen'. JOHN KKHHIAM, V. If. SIIF.UMAN, ski-iimi'- s v. bi:Aiw. s.ilt e .iy, .Un. 1, iUI- - i I r liirri in Mm hrniullc.. Hn. ('. I. l;ii(7.0N ec.ne on Monday, Iii's.H), Krldsy un I Saturday ol v.n'i wi 1., in t tm inu V:)rJ beliool-hmis- il :r The I nstil. uh1Ic l'ublic u.-.-e Iturut tin - coalue for the Jiuir. HAM'i-it'- Wkkki.v. ' Unmet; t uliitnn tins ntuiupd iu ci.. r-iuous sale. Nmv Yik::.:. I'rcM.'iil tua I.ii.l.v olso.i l.istelh nnu-- i less perfume, r.urnelt's I lorluu I. Krilllitnr.r of CoiiiplecUon Is deslratiiH l:i a liuly; and fur it peiervat ion linfjitl's list on Ls p.iiniim'.f id to to a most pjWiTiul urn- - liii'.iy. i'lttorili's i!" tlio I.:nlio II '.meti s g Kxtnies. Trie uninitiated should tiv them. Dindij's i:.ikiiiir IH.lcr. hland.i u:irmii!el f r making 1 iclit, heul'.ic and nutr".lo;:s ro'U, tvst-Liit- griddle ouki'K, Ac. The Ingredients used In tlie mnnu act ure of liu powder are ml oi.ly chcuih ally pine, hut i pioporili.ue 1 Hum tlie rrsulls produivd are t!i J sumo e.wh ui'.io. In this le.sppot 11 fns-".- . t sujc runny ovirr'.i ethers In the miuict, Ou'y two le.i-- p .iti : s are i..;ii!:cl f.r n 'itmt oi flour. lor b'.lo ! ctocc-r- c.nieni'ly. I'-- d UoOI.KVS l'.AI.lSO l'dU'liilR only. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. it Grand Juvenile Ball 1,1 l.wi'T ii. lint In a'.mn: inn I II e i ru rr.sTitvi, i:aii.i:oii. lu e.p n.' lo h evv Kftivnl lfqiP-.l- . snt ri I'enl lima! imi ol tl.u Vhll uu L rand Ball i:ci.rsi n-.r-. v :;? .una. " Xu jt z :var a u h o w I'mli-- ; o :i;c ol "4. Wit 1'0 lvi n AT THE THEATRE W.-- j .u.a uaty-i- i A Al'Tl'.UNOON" AMi i:'!".I N'li, .lit iii(i r;i 1", 17". Hons iiimi :it one oYi. .!;. l'.'.rty I J fou nieuee ai I wo. TICK V.'fH a .'in ill in;; Juveniles ninler llm ie of is I li 1 V 'i::vrs oaeli, or l; i4C,f,Alt pel" r niple. SI'KiTATOKs fn rents, (iirii dlans mid other I.ndle' Slid ."iitlenien li Imlltnl to the (Ure.les !s SpedMtiiis only, a', 1 If'I'Y t DXiS enii. Tickets ir a!o ct tlie tt i'..e 5...r oMbfeTUta tie at ten ii in. o pre vent col. i n .1 TieUels Sliould be secured in ad vun ee. liV.' I.OMtHS S'OitTllK. AKSSOrS N O'Vi 'It AJ.i:, ni.I S.1VI1V CIHt'AUO ;'3'M ii AI.K. in ii an .ii' Salt Lake Billiard Hooni. li;(:i ri:!,1 THE J0VEH1LE lUSTRUCTUH Aii y.'o-- ' 'nil-i- t 1'iijifr, PUBLISHtO EVES? Olllto SATUiiL'Y. ai' iui: liKKKT Ni.WS u.ili j:,H.t.i I.AK Kill V. Ur.O. (. 4.I.Y.VO.W Hililor anil 1'ttbUnhcr l'lio .Iuvf.mi.i: i.v TKt'C roi: U publi-dle.l- i l'ur tlio spcY-iii- l interest ami lienelit of tlu rising generation. It is tho onl v pni.e. of tlio kind published in tlio Turrito rv, and slioul 1 ho ' patronized t..y every family in tlio Territory. It is ahout entering on I It-- ' I'll Vol. I'M 11, ami Now ii; tip.) Time to uulaoi'Aa. its nnoiiAviwaa Are tlie very ht-.'- that. i ' fi.ni.it, lin t ai lllusir;itn.ir-i- IVoiulaent Incidents (. Uible H!-.I;.- r. I'lie Aim lent History of .Ml..ii-i- , I lie .MMler II 111 or of .VaMmii, i'mvi-l- i of Men or Nle, Veeno from alnie, 1'Iic lluhlls of r.irils nuJ Kojililr, Tlie tliilillt r AiilmalM. lis ilu liiii Mull, r w.:l e.iiii.:ioO Important the illsiary ol Vnl Plnln ami liisdnell e Inlnriii lion on (he Science, f discoveries mill lv-iiIin-- . Truveln anil Itesparcbc'. Slru(;l' nml Ills" of Men nn.t Nit la , hoice Tottry, nn.l Inny other Siilj t, Iiiclintiri-- ; a eoi.ioin and Aullienlie lllitiny of Jotej.ti Smltb, Wliltli mint evi r hi n. in it!, i.f mini Ullva tlertst ;il! I.utr-iii- y s'.iiiHn. I' will I , liie h:.i of 11. j l. l.i.irlu iii .kdtue Ji VKMi.K I.Nrnei r.:ii a pei lerx cyclopedia ( liifurniHilon, iiistriicllon, und aniii-ionien- aud wtille ileii;nil spfteial ly lor children hd ! juve-niles. It wdi he cau ilili; nt iiuiiirt ln useful and VHliiHiile lnfiiriu lii'in I i "i n i lren of a larutr growl Ii." It is the itaUullnii lo ie u tne FIFTH VOLUME i IN" A NKW I'ltK-sS-AytnU, Txu hers, Parent a, d Children, lose no time. Send in your subsnrij'tion.1 imiAfdiatttj. Let n haxe your nunMjor thrfn' numlcr ofvoturne tUt. djL - !k iiiimi iiiwiiihi"i"" TRUSTEES SALE ! UM;i'UKlS SAMl Kh K. AI.I.KN. hy Ills llli v U.lv.'i, recorded in Mi.Hw book b, Paeo . t I '0 County Kee.nd ol Salt l ake .om.le c i the iindeishjned trustees, lui'lown.s 'des.-r.he- Lots or ground, to w,'m tvelve (U.I.I ek:t..:at,.fiv re iilat, , 1 V v, iei r.ii t o, I ' i , li . eimta lulnij iveac- - ' A'.-- o b- -t one. H, lon-- telve,(12iplat e, ea silt l.auc City. I" tall Ten f.ory.t Htier w'i'l u n: Ju trust l 'r secure p.yi.iu.t ..: a noie there n mentioned and, wlii-rm- a l"'rl "H or a certain ( , Uue J'-- '''.l iV r liMiii-nditlousol-sald " ' Ht llie renmst ot tlie holder i- i ,.?e a iV Is", hetweeu ihe often "SI;.. 'u.i-l- ..V oeliHlr v "' hU day, f Ul(-.,ur- t House in I.Vu-th- e aoove described K:ildcl:.o. s i . inLiest bidder. X'iuit'."! '''' and .osi-.- . , VMM c.vKTEI'., .v. w. v. uriK, , di.-t- i int'tui tT to the m:tti.i KS ff', Hl.nOtl)iM'i-- We aft-- unlcl tcJ to General Maxwell, Register of-tl- j I.atiJ ofllce, for this Ter- - litory, for in formation pertaining to the Jati.l .jiieslion that will beof importance to many of our citizens. The General lut' jrtns us that on Monday last, a num-ber of plats war9 turned over to the I.ffJ Ofilee in thin city, in which the; afttleruents of Parley's Park, Ithode's Valley, also called Kamas Prarie, I'rovo Valley, Hcbe--r and Karnas Cities, and! the towns of Wasatch, Ttoekport, Bny-- 1 der'a Wellsburg, Ithaca, Peoa, . Midway uud Kimball's were included. All these lands are now subject to tho pre-umpti- law, In all cases wheTe the j settler was on the land prior to the ' Railroad withdrawal, which occurred) May 21th, W3. The settler is entitled to enter cither even or odd sections if he . au prove his right, at $l.2o per acre. Where the settler goes upon the land now or has gone on since May 24th ladt, he will not be ullowod to enter odd numbered sections, as they belong to the Railroad; but he can enter even numbered suctions at i2.o0 per acre. The Homestead Law applies to even sections only; and the pettier can only enter, as Lis homestead, eighty acres within Railroad limits; but he can pre-empt at fJ..r)'J per on the even numbered sections. Kettlers that occupied school sections prior to survey, are entitled to pre-em- pt the land, by making the proof. We hope that all ou r citizens occupy-ing land within the limits prescribed above will not fail to file their declara-tory statements at once, to do which the law allows but ninety-Jays- . Their immediate ul tent Ion to this matter will save them much trouble and perhaps b.?s. r.cs-jhe'!- . That wo unitcdiy excrr; e evorv moral power and every right which we inherit as th3 daughters of American citizens, f prevent the passage of siKh biiLs; knowing that thoy would inevitably cast a stigma on our Republican Govern-ment by jeopardizing the liberty and lives of its most loyal and peaceable citizens. Iitolred. rh&t, in our candid opinion, the presentation of the aforesaid L'.IN indi-cates a inanife-- t degeneracy of tho great men of our nation: nr. 1 their adaption would presapre a spoody downfall rmd ulti-- 1 matecxtinctiou of tlie Various prde-- t il if rrr-edom- Protection and Equal Rights es-tablished by our noble ancestors. J:eioli;eJ." That we acknowledge the In-stitutions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-da- y Saints as the only reliable safe-guard cf "female virtue and innocence; and tho only sure protection against the fearful sin of prostitution and its attendant evils, now prevalent abroad, and, as such, we cu e and shall Jc united with our brethren in sustaining them against each and everv en-croachment. Jie&olvetl. Thf.t we consider the origina- tors of tho aforesaid bills disloyal to tlie Constitution, and unworthy of any position of trust in any oili:e which, involves the interests of our nation. HcsolvcJ. That, in cao tho Bills in jiic-.-tio- should pass both houses of (YniLTess and become a law by which wo shall lie disfranchised as a Territory, wc, the ladies of .Salt Lake City, shall exert all our power audiniluonco tb aid in tho support of our own State Government. The meeting was addressed, by sever-al other speaker?, whose lemarks are' given below in the order in which they were delivered; .MK3. .SMITH, Rftlict of Elder Warren Smith, who was murdered at Hsun's Mill, then spoke: Sisters1, as I sat upon my seat listen-in- s, t seemed as though if I held my peace the stones of the streets would ciy out. With yctir prayers aiding mo I will try and make a fov remark ', I obeyed the yospel on the liat day .f April, 1S31, almost thirty-nin- e years ago; and I have been in liic midst of this people ever sinco. 1 have Keen their travels, their sorrows, their ar.lic-tion- s. I have seen tho mourning and sorrow of thispeop'o in their calamities, and niauy is tho time my heart linsbton pained at the scenes of distress I have witnessed. I moved to Kirtland with my husband, a good nian and a faithful elder in Israel, lie moved his family to Kirtland and bought u beautiful place, but he could not liva on it. Our persecutors said wo must not stay there. We sold our beautiful homo for a t:o::'c, and we had to sing it ourselves. We traveled all summer to Missouri, our teams poor, and with hardly enoinrh to keep body and soul together. Wc land-ed in Caldwell County, nfar Hatin's Mill, nine wagons of us in company. Two days before we landed there wc were takeu prisoners ly an armed mob that demanded every bit of ammu-nition and every weapon we had. We surrendered them; gave up all. They knew it, for they searched our wngous. A few miles more brought us to Kami's Mill where that awful" sceno of murder was enac!e-l- . My hu.sband pitched liis tent by a blacksmith's shop. If I mistake, not Rro. in-vi- d Evans had made a treaty v.Mli the mob Uiat they would not molest u . He came in and called tlie company t and they kneit in prayer. I s. t in my tent, and looking out saw mob coming, t he same that took u'vsv our weapons. They csuiu like so many demons or wild Indian1). Ji.foro J could get to tlio blacksmith's shop do.u-t-tell them, the bullets were wlnstlin,:; amongst them. Among those who fell were my husband and a son, and oi ,; beautiful boy, now here, a man, in your midst, was wounded worse titan death, i was obliged to stay on that awful ground all that nihc to take care of my poor children. Another sister who had a on wounded, stayed Liuue the same dreadful work reducing , the whole people from competence to j extreme poverty, Ecndlng them forth, under an exterminating order, in mid-- , winter, 20o miles acrots bleak prairies, among straDger3 in a etrange State,! leaving their homes and property to be possessed by their persecutors. I was intimately acquainted with the life and ministry of our beloved Prophet and Patriarch, Joseph and Ilyruru j Smith. I know that they were pure men, who labored for the redemption of the human family. 1'or elx years I. heard their public and private teach-- , ings. It was from their lips that I heard j taught tho principle of celestial mar- - ria."?, and when I saw their mangled! forms cold in death, having been slain for the testimony of Jesus by the hands of cruel bigots.iu defence of Jaw,'justice and Executive pledges, and although this was a scene of barbarous cruelty, which can never be erased from those! who witnessed the heart-rendin- g cries of widows and orphans, and mingled i their tears with those of thousands of witnesses of the mournful occa.ion, the memories of which I hardly feel willing to awaken, yet I realized that they had Bealed their ministry with their blood and that their testimony was in force, j On the'Jth day of February, 1S40 the middle of a cold and bleak winter my husband, just rising from a bed of sick-ness, and I, in company with thou-sands of Haints, were driven again from tour comfortable home, the accumula-tion of six years' industry and two little children .corn menced a long and weary journey through a wilderness, over prairies, deserts and mountains, to seek another home, for a wicked mob had decreed we mu9t leave. Governor Ford, of Illi-nois, said the laws were powerless to protect us. Exposed to the cold of win-ter and tlie storms of spring, we contin-ued our journey amid want and expo-sure, burying by the way side a dear mother, a son and many kind friends and relatives. We reached the Missouri River in July. Here our country thought proper to make a requisition upon us for a battalion to defend our national Hag' in the war pending with Mexico. We responded promptly, many of my kin-dred stepping forward and performing a journey characteiized by their com-manding ofllcer as "unparalelleJ in history.'' With themostof ouryouth and middie-age- d men gone, we could not proceed, hence we were comptlled to ;make another home, which, though humble, approaching winter.' made very desirable. In Is 17-- 8, all who were able, through selling their surplus pro-perty, proceeded; we, who remaiued, were told, by an unfeeling Indian De-partment, we must vacate our houses and ss the Missouri River, as the the laws would not permit us to remain on Indian lands! We obeyed, and again made a new home, though only a few miles distant. The latter home we abandoned in 1S11, for the purpose of joining our in the then far oil' region, denominated on the maps, "The Great Iesert,"and by some later geographets as "Eastern Upper California." In this isolated country we made new homes, and, for a time, contended with the crickota for a scanty subsistance. The rude, ignorant and almost nude Indians were a heavy tax upon us, while struggling again to make com-fortable homos and improvements; yet we bore it all without complaint, for we were buoyed up with the happy re-- 1 flections that we were so distant, and had found an asylum in such an unde-sirable country, as to strengthen us in the hope that our homes would not be coveted, and tnat should we, through the blessing of God, succeed in planting our own vine and lig tree, no one could feel heartless enougli to withhold from us that religious liberty which we had Boueht in vain amongst our former I will now a?k this Intelligent assemb-ly of ladles: Do you kuowofany place on the face of the earth, where woman has more liberty, and where she enjoys such high and glorious privileges as stio does hero, 83 a Latter-da- y Saint? "No!"' The very ideaof wo-ne- u here in a state of slavery is a burlesque on good common sense. The history of this people, with a very little rti'.ectiou, would instruct outsiders ou this point, it would show at ouce that the part which woman has Rcted in it, could never have been per-foim-ngaiubt her will. Amid the many distressingsceuest hrouc:h which we havo passed, tho privations aid! hardships consequent ouourexpulsion from State to State, and our location in an isoluted, barren wilderness, the wo- - men ia this Church have performed aud sullered what could never a been! borne and accomplished by slaves And now, after all that lias transpir-ed, can our opponents crper t us to look ou with indifH reinv andeeeevery vestige of that liberty, f r which many of our patriotic giRndsires fought and bled, that they might bequeath to us, their children, the precious boon of national fiecdum, wrested frorii our grasp? If so, they will learn their mis-take, Wo aro ready to inform thtni. They must bo very dull in estimating the energy of female character, who can persuade themselves that women, who, for the sake of their religion, left their homes, crossed the plaius with hand-carts, or, c.j many had previously done, drova ox, niulo and horse teams from Nituvoo and from other points when their husbands and eons went at their country's call, to light her battles in Mexico; yes, that very country which had refused us protection aud from which we were then struggling to make our cscapo I say, those who think that such women and the daughters of such women do not possess too much energy of character to remain passive and mute under existing circumstances are "reck-oning bills without their ho.st." To sup-pose that we should not be aroused when our brethren nra threatened with lines aud imprisonment for their faith in and obedience to the laws of God, is a-- i insult to our womanly natures. Were wo the stupid, degraded, heart-broken beings that wo have been re-presented, sileucj might better become us; but, as women of God, women filling high aud responsible positions performing tacred duties women who stand not as dictators, but as counsel-ors to their husbands, aud who, in thu purest, noblest teiiFe of relined woman-hood, being truly their helpmates; we not only speak because we havo tho right, but just'ue aud humanity de-mand that we should. Instead of being lorded over by tyran-nical husbands, we, thelailio oi' Ftab, are already in possession 01 a privi-lege which many intelligent and bili aiming ladies in the States are earnest-ly seeking i. e., the right to vote. Al though as yet we have not been ad-mitted to tho common ballot box, to un the right of sullVage is extended in matters of far greater importance. This we say truthfully not boastingly; and wo may say farther, that if those sensi-tive persons who profess to pity the condition of the women of Utah, will secure untousthoso rights and privi-leges which a just and equitable ad-ministration of the laws of the Consti-tution of the United Statss guarantees to every loyal citizen, they may reserve their sympathy for objects more appre- - My sisters, let n, iua.imu.K aa wn freo to do all that love and duty prompt, be brave and unfaltering in sustaining our brethren. Woman's faith can accomplish wonders. Let us, like tho devout ami steadfast Miriam, assist our brothers in upholding the hands ui Moses. Like tho loving Josephine, whose firm aud gentle intluence both animated and soothed the heart of Na-poleon, we will encourage and assist the ecrvauts of God in establishing righteousness; but, unlike Josephine, never will political inducemf nts.threals or persecutions prevail onus to relin-quish our matrimonial ties they were performed by the authority of the holy priesthood, the eilicacy of which ex-tends into eternity. Rut, to tho law aud to tho testimony. Tho30 obnoxious, fratricidal Bills I feel indignant at the thought, that such documents should disgrace our Na-tional Capital. The same spirit that prompted Herod to seek tho life of Je-sii- d the same that drove our Pilgrim Fathers to this Continent, and the same that urged the English Government to the system of unrepresented taxiitlou, which rosulted in tho independence of the AmerUan4Colonies, is conspicuous in those Riil3. If such measures are' persisted in, they will produce similar results. They not only threaten extir-pation to us, but they augur destruction to .the Government. The authors of those Hills would tear the Constitution to shredj. They are sapping the foun-dation of American freedom they would obliterate every vestige of the dearest right of man liberty tif con-science, aud xeduca our once happy country to a state of anarchy. Our trust is in God. He that led Is-rael from the laud of Egpyt-w- ho pre-served Hhadrach, Meshach and Abedne-"oi- n the liery furnace; who rescued Dan-F- ei from the jaws of hungry lions, and who directed llrighain Young to these mountain vales, lives and overrulcsfthe destinies of men and nation's. He will make the wrath of man praise Him ; and His kineloai will move steadily forward," until wickedness shall be swept from the earth, aod truth, love and righ'eouiiivss reign triumphantly. Tho remainder of the proceedings will be printed in to-m- oi row's issue. Mf. , KIMTS.W I. Felt iLahLful lo l.e numbered with this people. SVe feel to honor God aud the gospel communicated to us. She was sorry that Congress is engaged in framing measures for tho overthrow of tho Latter-da- y Saints. She prayed that the spirit f.nd feelings cf that audi-cuc- e mtc,ht bi fell in the Congress of j li e Uniit .1 Spates Mi 1 that any mea-sures t'.at i .Ji'uiatcd to briug evil u ... n this might be thwar-iti'- .i and that Congress will be made to iee-- the injustice of such measures as those contemplated by the Culloni bill, against good, honest, virtuous and loyal citizens, Mich ps ar? tlio people of Uta'." " MRS. MeMI-N-Could not refrain from expressing herself in uu'uou with her sisters, and her indignation ai tho bi.l. She was an American citieu. .Her father had fourht through the revolution ;th ( eneral Washington, and sho claimed the exeiei-- e of the liberty for which he had fjught. She pron-- of being a Lr.Uer-tla- y Sa'nt. , In answer t an unjuiry she. staled that s': v.":-.- marly eighty live years of ajc. ;:. k. a iuw, My sister.-- : In addressing you tit this time 1 realize that tho occasion U a pe-culiar and au interesting one. Vi tre living in u land of freedom under a Constitution that gnaraLtees civil and religious liberty to all; black aud white, Christians, Jews, Mahometans and Pa-gaa-aud how strange it is that such considerations should tsit as those ul.Lli have e '.!'.I us together this aft cr-uo- Under the pr.m i banner v.hich now-wave- - from ocean to o.'.eau, tt range as it may sctm, w , who have ever beeti loyul citizens, havu breo pei.--jcutc-from tim:) to time and diivou ttoni place to idacc, until a' la-- t, icyond tho bound of civilization, itudir tho guid-ance of l'residi't.t V..tni..:-- , wc found an asylum of in t:.e of these nioiiutairs. Thcro are, at tir.it-.t- s:au'.l and appar-cntl- v trivial cvcr.tj in tho li ves of indi-viduals with tveiy other event n.V.urallv kssnci des. There r.ro circutn-stancc- s Li the history o." nations, which f-rv- as centre. aroitv.-- l which tvery-tiiin- g ise revolves. The eutranco of our jiiouei-rsan-tlie settlement of the Latter-da- y Saints in thes'i mountain vales, which then were only barren, lavaj-- r wilds, aro in-cidents vitti which, m.t :i!y our cw-- future--, but tho future of the whole world is deepiy Hi ro they tni';.:hd with oiore tlian mortal euurgy, 1!'lir hearts and hamViwtro ju-rve-d by the of tlie Most High, and turoitgh His blessing ihey suecLided iu fro:. thoffi.l soii; :nnd hero they erect-ed tiie standard o:i wbicli ti.o Star Spangk'd Rainier wavi H its salutations of to tlio iiati.H..-- - of the earth; and, f.l'li:g'ii it had been stained with the olo id ot innocence, "hero it ha3 been .ceiled fi.'iVt the withering touch of ud op;;'CH-io:- i hero it lias bsen ii.-.rc- d utid d, and here it will I; - ,.-- i -- .'ii; -- I unsullied to fulnrogen-- . ..'!... Yu', that "dear old Flag," :.ii ii i:i my girliimd I always coute'm-- I d with" joyous prid:, and to which prdriotic "strui'ua ;f my earliest iuuco were c!i:tr.tei!, hero iloals tlilliu-p'iiti- y 'in iiio !iiount:ii:i I'lit;1. i):ir numbers, suiali at llrst, have m- -' cie:e cd, until now we uumbcroue hun-jifnda- I; t"ty tbmtanl, and yet, we ,, .'pd only a Tcnilotial Govern- - Tiir.iV.' Ve.ir t.rUT Ve:T V: baVO petit-ioned lIougreA--, tor t was our right to chum a State Gov-ernment; tuil year after year our petit-ions have been treated with contempt. Such treatment as we have received from our rulers, has no precedent in the annals of history. Ami now, instead of granting us our rights as American citizens, bills are being presented to C ingress which are a disgrace to men in responsible stations, professing tlie least claim to honor and magnanimity bills, which, if carried into eilect, would utterly annihilate us as a people. Rut this will never be. There is too much virtue yet existing in tho nation, and above all, there is a God in heaven, whoe protecting care is over us, and who takes cognizance of thejtets of tlu children of men. . My sisters, wo havo met y to manifest our views and feelings con-cerning the oppressive policy exercised towards us by our Republican Govern-ment. Aside from all local aud per-- ., sonal feelings, to mo it is a source of deep regret' that the standard of Amer-ican liberty should have so far! swayed from its original towering position as to havo given rise to circumstances which not only rendered such a meeting op-portune but nbsoluUdy necessary. Heretofore, while detraction and ridi-cule have been poured forth in almost , ; v 'orm that malice could invent w Mo- - we have been misrepresented, by spei-c- h and pie s, and ;xliioitol iu tvery shade but our Mi? light, tho la-U-Utah, as a fjem-ra- l thing, have remains.! silent. Had nut cur aims i 'tii of tho most nobie and exaue.l character, aud had we not known that wem-eupie.- a standpoint far above our traducer, wcniighthavo returned vol-ley for volley; but we have, all tho time,, re .b'z-- d that to contradict sucn egre-gious absurdities, would be a great stoop oYooiiOescension-f- ar beneath tho dig-nity of those who profess to be Saints ol the living God; acJ we very unassum-ingly applied'to ourselves a paying of m ancient apostle in writing to ne Coiinthiaus, "Ye svjtr j'ou, teon't that yovrsJvcs am in c. Rut there is a point at which silence is no longer a virtue. In my humble onir.iou wo have arrived at tun point. Shall we-oug- htwe to be M.cnt when every ri ;ht of citi.enship-eve- ry vestige of civil 'and religion liberty is at stake. and sons-o- ur When our husband fathers trad brothers are threatened, being either restrained in Wieir obeui-enc- o to the commands of God, or titer year iu the dreary contineslfa Prison will it b, t hough presumptuous fur us to t pea-i- . Aio not our interetUs one with our brethren. Ladies this wject ..deeply m esU us as them. Iu the King lorn fit God, wotiu.ul.as no iutere,t.s separate irom those oflnan-- all are mutual. Our enemies pretend that in L.a.i, woman is held in a state oi vassalage-lluus- l.o does not aeU from choice, but by cocroioa-t- hat wo would cveif prefer lffo elsewhere, were it possible for,"' to What non.nst o make our escape. that if we wisheo.v.e cou d feare at any timc-eit- h-r to ge, sing by i.w , or we could rie ox I t' no power here" that could of .woii.d eer w ish to prevent us. GREAT INDIGNATION MEETING of Hie I adie or nt Lake City, lo ro-te-ngnlnsl (I19 pfxnatie ' Tlloiu'n Hill. Notwitlislandlug the inclemency of the weather, the Tabernacle was densely packed with ladies of all ages old, young and middle aged. On the motion of Sister Eliza H. Snow, Mrs. Sarah N. Kimball (President of the Female Relief Society of the 15th ward) was elected president of the meet-ing. Mrs.Lydia Alder.was appointed secre-tary of the meeting. The following ladies were proposed, and unanimously sustained, as a com-mittee to draft resolutions: Mrs. M.T.Suioot, prest. 'Hliw'd M.S. " MN. II vile, ' 17 " Jsubella Horn, " II Mary Leaver, " s " " Prise. Mtines, " -' " Itaehel eiront, " M Mrs. Kimball, in rising to address the meeting, eaid she desired the prayers of ull present, that she might be enabled to express herself in a comprehensive manner. They vere there to speak in relation to the Government and insti-tutions under which they lived, and she-woul-ask: Have v e transgressed any law of the United States? I Loud "No" from, tho audience. Then why are wo here ? We have been driven from place lo place, aud w hy? Simply for believing in and practicing the coun-sels of God as contained iu the Gospel of Heaven. The object of that meeting was to consider the justice of a bill now before the Congress of the United States. rhesaid: "We are not here to advocate woman's rights, but man's rights." The bill in question would not only deprive our fathers, husbands and brothers of enjoying the privileges bequeathed to citizens of the United States, but it would also deprive us, as women, of the privilege of selecting our husbands, and agaiiiBt this we most unqualifiedly pro-test. While the Committee on resolutions were absent speeches were made by var-ious ladies, the.first, as follows, being delivered by KA THSIIKIiA. W. SMITH. Peloved Sisters aud Friends: It is with no ordinary feelings that I meet with you ou the present occasion. From my early youth 1 have been identified w ith the "Latter-da- y Saints; hence I have been an eye aud ear witness to mauy of the scenes that have been in-flicted upon our people by a spirit of persecution. 1 watched by the bedside of til first Apostle, David W. Patten, who fell a martyr in the Church, lie was a noble soul. He was sht by a mtib while de-fending the Saints in tho State of Mis-souri, Kay County, on the:Tth of Octo-ber, !!aS. As Kro. Patten's life blood cozed away, 1 stood by and heard his dying testimony to the truth of our holy religion, declaring himself to be a friend to ull Mankind: lie eacriliced bis lifj freely to defend the innocent. He had no feelings of hostility to his race, but labored to exalt them. His last words, addressed to his wife, were: "Whatever you do, oh! do not deny the faith." This circumstance made a last-i- n impression upon my youthful mind. I Missouri, mobs were burning houses aud killing the Saint-- , when an army was sent by Governor liogzs, which we supposed had come to protect us; but, alas! time proved that it came to con- - there all ntgut witu me. ine scene as terrible beyond description.- - Ono poor brother was lying iu the shop and could not be moved; and tlie moane of the dying and wounded f.'ere heart-rendin- Our enemies were not far oil- - aud we did not know but they would return. . Is'ext nwrning Brother Joseph Vouug came to see what could bo eloue. He iii.iuired what should be douo with the dead, as there was not time to bury them, for the mob wa3 coming on uj, and there were not men to dig the graves. T raid anything but leaving their b(d! n to the fiend sthatha5 killed thcni. 'i'lierc was a deep, dry well cio.-:- e by, : ad into this the bodies had to be lnuii. 1, seventeen iu number, some head dow u-- 1 wards and some feet downwards. And this was in America! In the land of liberty and freedom, t'.iat boa ts of the rights guaranteed to its citizens! We are here to-da- y to say if "such scenes shall be again enr.eted in our midst. 1 say to you, my sisters, you are American citizens; let us stand by tlie truth if we die for it 'applau-e)- . AIKS. WILMAKT'I KAST. It is with feelings of pleasure, niin,! ed with inelignation auddisguat, thai. 1 appear before you my sisters, to express my feelings in reirml to the Cullom Bill now before the Congress of t h once happy andllcp lblican government. The Constitution for which ot:r t'ore-fathe- is fought an I bled and died, be-queathes to us fie right of ie';;.ioii-- ' liberty, tho righo to worship (io.l re-cording to the eiictates of our own con-sciences! Lrbes the Cullom Bill give us this right? Compare it with tlie.Coii-stitutio- u if you please, ami see what a disgrace has come upon this once happy antl Kepublican government! Where, O, where is that liberty, bequeathed to U3 by our forefathers, the richest boon ever given to mm or woman , ex-cept eternal life or tho gosptl of the Sou of God? Iam an American citi-zen by birthright auJ, having lived above the laws of the land I claim the right to worsoip God according to the dictates of my own conscience and tiie commandments that God shall give unto me. Our Constitution guarantees "Life liberty and the pursuit of hap-piness to all who live beneath it." What is life to me if I seethe galling yoke of oppression placed upon the necks of my husband, sous and bro-thers as Mr. Cullom would haev ii! I am proud to say to you that I am not only a citien of the United States of Ameri-ca, but a citizen of the kingdom of Co 1, aud the laws of this kingdom 1 a n wil-ling to sustain and defend I oth i.y ex-ample and precept. I am thankful to-da-that I have the privilegeof living the re-ligion of JesusourSavior. I am tlratikful to-da- y that I have the honored pt hi-leg- e of being the happy recipient of on of the greatest principles ever revealed toman for his redemption aud exulta-tion in the kingdom of God, namely plurality of wives; aud I am thankful to-da- y that I know God is at the helm and will defend bis people. neighbors. Without recapitulating our recent his-tor- j' the development of a people whose industry aud morality have ex-tracted eulogy from their most bitter traducers I cannot but express my sur-prise, mingled with regret and indigna-tion at the recent proceedings of ignor-ant, bigoted, aud unfeeling men, headed by the Vice-Presiden- t, to aid In-tolerant sectarians and reckless specu-lators, who seek for p.roscriptioii and plunder.and who feel willing to rob the inhabitants of these valleys of their hard earned pessessious, and what is dearer, tho constitutional boon of re-ligious liberty. The following is a verbatim report ol the remarks of the next speaker: MU3. I.KVt UJTKK. Iu rising before this vast assembly my heart is filled with feelings that words cannot express. We have not met here, my beloved sisters, as women of other States and Territories meet, to complain of the wrongs and abuses upon us by our husbands, fathers and sousi'but we are happy and proud to state that we have no such afflictions and abuses to complain of. Neither do we ask for the right of franchise; nor do we ask for more law, more liberty or more rights and freedom frcm our hus-bands aud brothers; for there is no spot on this wide earth where kindness aud all'ection are more bestowed upon wo-man, and her rights so sacredly defend-ed as in Utah. We are 1iere to express our love for each other, and to exhibit to the world our devotion to G el our Heavenly Father; and to show our wil-lingness to comply with the reemire-men- ts of the gospel; and the law of Ce-lestial Marriage is ono of its reepuire-meut- s that we are resolved to honor, teach aud practise, which may God grant us strength to do ("Amen," from the audiene-e)- . And that we may have a continuation of liberty I ask in the name of Jesus Christ! " Amen," again by the audience). The resolutions drafted by the Com-mittee were then presented, and car-ried unanimously, being greeted with loud cheers. They were as follows: lit-so- cd. Thut we. tlio Ladies of Salt Lake t'itv, in mass meeting assembled, do manifest" our indignation and protest against tho Bill before Congress, known as tho Cullom Bilt, also the one known as tlie C'rngin Bill, and nil similar Bills, ex-pressions aud manifestos. JieMilccd. That we consider the above named Bills foul blots oiyiur national es-cutcheon absurd documents atrocious insults to the Honorable Bxecutive of the United States Government, and malicious attempts to subvert tlio rights of civil and religious liberly. Jiesolred.Thot wo do hold sacred tho Constitution betpieatlietl us by our fore-fathers, and ignore, with laudable womanly jealousy, everv act of those men to whom the responsibilities of government have been entrusted, which is calculated to des-troy its rtlica. y.