! A PURELY INDIVIDUAL MATTER. In the desperate straight the Tribune is now in, endeavoring to prove to the Avorld that the outcome of the last election elec-tion was the result of a "deal" with the Mormon church, it grasps at any straw. It fiendishly gobbles a letter written by one William H. Campbell, from Logan, publishes it in its editorial columns, and fairly gushes oyer it. The gist of the letter is that Apostle Moses Th atchek controlled the vote in Logan, and that the result shows that the division di-vision is not to be trusted. The Dis-FAi'Cii Dis-FAi'Cii is perfectly willing to admit thai possibly Mr. Thatcuek'b speech haa some in Hue i ice over t he result, but it is impossible to correctly draw from the circumstances such a conclusion as the writer of the letter arrives at, and which the Tribune swallows and expands ex-pands upon. The matter is worthy ol notice, and we would call attention to the history of the campaign in that city in order to show that the result is highly encouraging to Gentiles, who may yet be inclined to be dubious as to the sincerity of the Mormons iu the division, rather than the reverse. It is claimed by anii-Mormons, and asserted oyer and over again by the Tribune, that when a man like Moses Thatciiek, an Apostle, advises a Certain Cer-tain thing, it is taken by the Mormons as a command, and that they all obey such commands. It was generally known that Logan was almost solidly Democratic, and it is also generally known that Mr. TiiATCHKit is a very able and earnest believer in and expounder ex-pounder of Democratic principles. He very wisely kept away from the 6tump until he was fairly pulled into it at Salt Lake in the theatre, and at Logan on the evening of the Saturday before election, knowing that if he were to take up active work in the campaign, holding the ecclesiastical position he does, the hew and cry of church and state and "commands from the heads" would go out. lie has strong personal influence, and this would have been construed into "priestly" influence. He was auxious to champion the cause of Democracy, but for these reasons, he - """ Iirrjtl Imch. Vo Tor Xii'A tk Illg a sOurC speech before election, which he could not possibly get out of, the Tribune charges him with using his church authority au-thority in commanding votes to be cast for the Democratic ticket. It also charges the Mormon people of Logan with the great crime of obeying that command, and calls them serfs and slaves for doing so. i The facts are that the Logan Xatiun, the Republican organ of that city, with the aid of Republican orators, succeeded in pulling 121 votes as against 3 '5 for Democrats, and that, too, in a town that was admitted by Republicans to he "hopelessly" Democratic. Of course we would have liked to have seen the Democratic majority greater, and 1-Jieve 1-Jieve it would have been had harder and better work been done. Yes, if Mich an earnest and able man as Apostle Thatcher had actively taken up the campaign and used his admitted ad-mitted masterly oratory in expounding the everlasting truths, beauties and reason in the principles of grand old Damocracy. Rut the point to be shown here is, that the Tribune has nothing to gush over. Mr. Thatcher's one speech m Logan may possibly have won a few votes for the Democracy, but the Mormons up there who had become converted to Iiepublicanims staid with their convictions and voting the Republican Re-publican ticket, and the Mormons who had become converted to Democracy bhowed their convictions by voted the Democratic ticket. The Democrats of course were glad to know that so able, intelligent, well-real and noble a. man as Apostle atcheU reasoned as they did. TL ? ormon Republicans Republi-cans would perhau-1 ve liked to have liim on their side they had given the matter of pc r s tne study and lutd become conv . Republi canism is "the th.i g ' i : . so in matters mat-ters temporal vo't'i ag- i st a man whose belief? and r i i t points re-ative re-ative to matters rel'L .j .hey revere, because Jrey know 1. ui and know his life, and therefore k:iow that he is in close communion wkh Hon who is ruler over all. ine .Mormons are taught ana ue-lievo. ue-lievo. implicitly that God gave them their free agency, ai d that they are to govern themselves in temporal matters as best they can. 1: is their own weak judgment only, unaided by Divine help, that they use when considering best methods for the administration of our government God has given us this glorious country, and all our opportunities op-portunities and has told us to do the best we can with it. As to polities they have become so corrupt that it is a lasting shame to mention religinion Connection with them. Therefore, when Mr. Tiiatcheh, or any other official in the Mormon church, fakes the political stump Mormons know that it is simply Mr. Thatcher That-cher talking to them and not Apostle Thatciiek. It is showu, therefore, conclusively that there can be no such thing as church and state' with the Mormon people. To non-Mormon citizens of Utah and elsewhere, the very fact alone that one Apostle takes the stump for one party and another for the other partv, will certainly be conclusive evidence that this thiag of politics in "Mormondom" ' is a matter of individual judgment p.nd choice in which every man has a perfect per-fect right and does participate with the most perfect freedom and in doing so his membership in the church is not once considered, by him or those in authority over him in a church capacity.