AND GENERAL ADVERTISER.
Vol. I. Platteville, Wisconsin Ter., May 30, 1845. No. 21.
CAUSE FOR ALARM. -- Several circumstances have transpired to show, that the Mormons, living in different parts of the country, are now moving to Nauvoo, and that they invariably carry all the arms they can obtain. -- It is within our knowledge, that in this manner muskets and yagers, belonging to the State, have been gathered up and from here carried to Nauvoo by the Mormons. The object of this measure can be understood by others as well as by ourselves. What may not be apprehended from a set of fanatics led by unprincipled men? --
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., September 13, 1845. No. 5.
A TOURIST PERPLEXED. -- Last night, in a caberet on the Levee, a seventy-sixth rate Cockney tourist, who was on his way to the saintly city of Nauvoo, indulged in some silly remarks touching the prowess of the "fast-anchored Isle."
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., October 4, 1845. No. 8.
Bill Smith, so says the Warsaw Signal, has avowed from the stand in Nauvoo, that he is not ashamed to teach the Spiritual Wife System -- and that it has long been taught secretly by the leaders in that city. The Signal further states, that the Saintly William has so far practiced the doctrine with an English girl in his family, that his newly married wife has left him.
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., October 11, 1845. No. 9.
Mormons in Wisconsin.
Quite a number of these fanatics and scroundrels have made a settlement in Walworth and Racine counties, under the charge of James J. Strang, "prophet and seer of God." Now that the Mormons are being routed out in Illinois, we shall probably have hundreds of them in the Territory. Copper plates have been dug up near Burlington in Racine county, with Mormon inscriptions upon them.
Vol. I. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 16, 1845. No. 264.
The Mormons and the Locofocos.
The Courier of yesterday takes offence at the article in the Sentinel of Tuesday in which we fastened upon the Loco Foco leaders and demagogues of Illinois the responsibility for the Mormon troubles in Hancock county.... He ventures, indeed, to deny that the charter granted to the Mormons by the Loco Foco Legislature of Illinois contained any "greater powers than other city charters confer;" and he is hardy enough to assert that "Jo Smith and his Elders (and by implication the whoile Mormon tribe) were Whigs and always voted for the Whig ticket." Now as to the charter, if it was a harmless an instrument as the Courier represents, why did the Legislature repeal it unconditionally? If it conferred none other than the usual powers and privileges, on what ground was it annulled? The city of Nauvoo was entitled to an ordinary charter, such as other cities possess. If the cahrter they held was no more than this, why repeal it? The fact that it was repealed proves its objectionable character. As to the Mormon vote, which the Courier intimates was always, "Whig," will that paper tell us hoe Nauvoo voted at the Presidential election last fall, or at the Congressional election in 1842? Unless our memory is greatly at fault, the "City of the Saints" gave a Loco Foco majority of a thousand or so, in return for the exclusive privileges and chartered rights conferred upon them by Loco Foco Legislators. The Courier, in conclusion, cautions us to take the assertions of our Whig contemporaries with many grains of allowance. -- Very well; but what measure of deduction are we to apply to the statements of a paper which represents the Nauvoo charter as precisely like other city charters, and which speaks of the Mormon Elders as all and always "Whigs?"
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., November 8, 1845. No. 13.
A Spiritual Sister -- Her Encounter with
'There goes Smith, the Attorney,' said a man to his friend, as a tall figure, slightly stooped, hurried by them.
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., November 15, 1845. No. 14.
THE FUTURE HOME OF THE MORMONS. -- Nootka or Vancouver Island, on the north-west coast of North America, we have it from good authority, is to be the final destination and home of the Mormon people. This island is about 300 miles long, and 75 to 100 in width. It is separated from the main land by a long, narrow strait, and lies between the 47th or 48th and 51st or 52nd degrees of north latitude, extending along the coast in a northwest direction. The boundary line between the American and the British possessions will probably pass across the island. The English, we believe, have one or two trading posts on the island, but for the most part it is inhabited by Indians, of not a warlike disposition. It is a long journey, but can be accomplished. If the Mormons do emigrate to that distant land, they will be out of the reach of harm from white men, and may enjoy their peculiar notions in quiet, until the devil breeds his own discords and confusions among them. We understand from the same authority that companies are rapidly organizing at Nauvoo, for an early start in the spring. -- The church authorities and leading men will go out in a very large company, and without doubt the remainder will follow. Quincy Whig.
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., January 17, 1846. No. 23.
Book of Mormon. -- The Prophet and his Convert, (Smith and Harris) came to Rochester and offered us their honor of being their Printer. We were in like manner, a year afterwards [sic - before?] asked to print 'Morgan's Revelations of Free-Masonry.' But as we were only in the newspaper line, we contented ourself with reading a chapter of what seemed such a wretched and incoherent stupidity, that we wondered how 'Joe' had contrived to make the first fool with it. But he went on making not only fools but knaves, in America and Europe, for more than twenty years, and until his career was abruptly cut short by men who became themselves violators of the laws they were called to vindicate.
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., January 24, 1846. No. 24.
ALL THE MORMONS MUST LEAVE. -- We understand that a great number of the Mormons, living without the city of Nauvoo, have expressed a desire to remain after their brethren are gone. They say they have left the church and can no longer be obnoxious. This is a mistake. After winking at the iniquity of their brethren for years and perhaps participating in their crimes, they now, at the eleventh hour, desire to be considered penitents and beg that they be allowed to remain.
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., January 31, 1846. No. 25.
We understand that the daughter of a respectable citizen of Southfield, Oakland County, has been inveigled away by the Mormons, and attempted to be conveyed out of the State, to Nauvoo and thence to California. It amounts to kidnapping, according to the facts which have been communicated to us. The father has sued out a writ of habeas corpus to recover his child, and a criminal warrant for the arrest of the principal offender.
NS Vol. I. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sat., March 14, 1846. No. 24.
THE NEW PROPHET. -- The last Voree Herald, which is published at Burlington, in this Territory, and upholds the "new school" Mormons, informs us that Mr. Strang, who claims to be Joe Smith's successor, has been acknowledged by nearly half of the "Latter Day Saints," and among the number, by the wife and mother of Joe.
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., March 28, 1846. No. 33.
THE MORMONS. -- As the time appointed for the Mormons to leave draws near, those more [directly] favored with their [company] show considerable anxiety about their [real destination]. If they refuse to leave, according to agreement, there will be war, and no mistake. The Quincy Whig of the 5th, in an article, speaks the sentiments of the anti-Mormon community in those parts, it is presumed. It says:
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., April 11, 1846. No. 35.
Movements of the Mormons.
The Mormon Expedition is now encamped about ten miles from Keosauqua, Iowa, and about fifty miles from Nauvoo. From their encampment empty wagons are daily returning to Nauvoo and some persons have returned on foot. The notorious O. P. Rockwell and Jack Redding have returned. On their way being asked why they came back, the said they were after some scalps.
AND GENERAL ADVERTISER.
Vol. II. Platteville, Wisconsin Ter., April 17, 1846. No. 15.
The number that has left Nauvoo for California has greatly multiplied. Conversing with a Mormon last week, he stated that at furthest not over 1500 had started, but that he thought 2000 men would leave before the summer was over. He felt sanguine of his brethren getting the contract to erect the forts on the route to Oregon, and thought that at all events but very few of them would reach California this year. We perceive that some of those who had departed had returned. The Warsaw Signal says, that "on the day previous to the departure of the Saints, from their encampment on Devil Creek, Brigham Young gave a feast to the head men of the church, while the poor fellows were compelled to eat parched corn. This so incensed some of the latter that they broke up his carriage and cut his harness." The Strangites maintain that their number is vastly on the increase at Nauvoo, but the Twelvites deny that such is the fact. --
Vol. I. Milwaukee, Wisc. Ter., Tues., April 21, 1846. No. 29.
==> G. J. Adams, formerly the great apostle and Big Gun of Joe Smith and Mormonism -- spokesman of the Prophet -- Missionary to England, Russia, and Jerusalem, who, we are informed, withdrew from the Saints over a year ago, having proved them wicked and designing men, is now in Cincinnati delivering lectures showing the abominations of the Mormon tribe.
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., April 25, 1846. No. 37.
THE MORMONS. -- We understand, says, the Arkansas Intelligencer, that several Mormon preachers have removed their families to the "Cross Timbers," and then returned to the Creek Nation, and are endeavoring to excite the Indians of that tribe against the citizens of Missouri. Such conduct deserves the severest punishment. The Creek agent was about to enquire into the facts.
AND GENERAL ADVERTISER.
Vol. II. Platteville, Wisconsin Ter., May 1, 1846. No. 17.
The Mormon expedition to California at the latest intelligence was encamped about ten miles from Keosauqua, or about 50 miles from Nauvoo. The notorious Jack Redding and Orrin P. Rockwell have returned to Nauvoo, with the avowed intention of quieting somebody. The Mormons have been encamped near Keosauqua for some days and there appears to be a disposition to remain for some time. A cotemporary, alluding to the mystery which veils this movement says" -- "We suspect that the secret [lies] here: When the twelve arrived at Keosauqua they heard that Bill Smith had returned and was figuring largely in Nauvoo. They also learned that the Strangites had gained considerable strength after they left. They, therefore determined to halt and send back an empty wagon for more provision; and also send back their bullies, Rockwell and Redding to frighten certain obnoxious persons out of Nauvoo."
NS Vol. I. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mon., May 4, 1846. No. 67.
VOREE. -- It appears from the last "Herald," that the new Mormon city, in Walworth county, W. T., is rapidly increasing in size and population. Teams are crowding into it from all directions and it is said now to look more like an encampment than a town. No less than 300 wagons have come into Voree from the great California expedition, which left Nauvoo some six months since. City lots in Voree sell at the uniform price of $50 per lot. Conditions are inserted in all the titles, that no grog-shops shall ever be opened on the lots. The Mormons have at least the merit of being thorough going te-totallers. The new Prophet, Mr. Strang, publishes an address "to the Saints in Hancock county," Illinois, urging them to come to Voree as soon as they can, and telling them that every kind of property is good at its value in Voree, except guns and watches. "We are too poor," says the Prophet, "to purchase watches, and too peaceable to need guns, and neither will buy land of unbelievers."
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., May 16, 1846. No. 40.
There seems to be a perfect panic at Nauvoo, and not without cause. Meetings have been held in the neighboring counties, resolutions passed that all Mormons must immediately leave, and an organization has been effected to carry the decision into effect, as certainly as that "wood grows and water runs." Gov. Ford has written a letter to the Mormons, that he can afford them no further protection. He says:
Vol. IV. Racine, Wisc. Ter., Tues., May 19, 1846. No. 26.
VOREE. -- We see by the Eastern papers that this new city, on the confines of Racine and Walworth co., contains 10,000 inhabitants, being a greater population than belongs to any other city in the Territory. We must return our thanks to our Eastern friends for this intelligence, and will in return inform them how to make their fortunes. Lots in Voree are all the same price, fifty dollars each. They run from a quarter of an acre to considerable size, those nearest the stake driven on the county line being dearest. Of course fifty dollars for such lots in such a large place, affords, as the brokers say, a large margin, which our eastern friends are welcome to.
Vol. II. Prairieville, Wisc. Ter., Tues., August 4, 1846. No. 40.
V O R E E.
"The city of Voree, where the new Mormon prophet, Strang, [has constructed] his head quarters, is rapidly filling up. Its inhabitants already number ten thousand. It is represented to be a most beautiful place, and its water power is immense; sufficient to make it the first manufacturing place in the West. It is on the borders of Racine and Walworth counties."
Vol. I. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., September 12, 1846. No. ?
MESSRS. COOLEY & CIVER have commenced the publication of a newspaper at Beloit, entitled the Beloit Messenger. It professes to be neutral in politics -- is a small sheet, but is to be enlarged soon -- is filled with interesting reading matter and makes a handsome appearance. -- We hope the publishers will find it a profitable enterprise.
Vol. IV. Racine, Wisc. Ter., Weds., Sept. 16, 1846. No. 43.
CAN'T GET THE PAPERS. -- It is said that Lucy Smith, the mother in Israel of the Mormons, and the rest of the Jo. Smith family, insist, that they do not believe that Strang of Voree, was ever appointed a prophet by Jo. Smith, so that Strang had better act under some other more improbable authority.
Vol. II. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., September 19, 1846. No. 5.
MORE MORMON TROUBLES. -- The difficulties with the Mormons in and about Nauvoo, seem to be rather increasing than otherwise, of late. There appears a determination on the part of some to adopt the Government's advice, and 'fight out their troubles.' The cause of the present distirbance is the attempt on the part of an officer of Hancock County to arrest a number of the citizens of Nauvoo. The Mormons deny that the person attempting to make the arrest, is an officer and refuse to obey. The officer called a posse of the county to assist him in enforcing the writs. The posse are summoned to come prepared to meet resistance, and for any emergency, as all the writs and search warrants will be executed.
NS Vol. I. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Weds., Sept. 30, 1846. No. 195.
SURRENDER OF THE MORMONS -- THE ANTIES
The steamboat Alvarado arrived on Sunday from Keokuk. She brings a brief letter from our correspondent written as the boat was starting, today. The Anti-Mormons are, it will be seen, in possession of Nauvoo, without further violence upon persons or property. We learn, in addition, that the prescribed people were quitting Nauvoo as fast as possible. The steamer Osprey was to take as many as she could carry, up the river, and others will probably come to St. Louis. -- The people of Iowa are not well disposed towards them and it is not probable that many of them will find a resting place in that Territory.
Vol. X. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Weds., Sept. 30, 1846. No. 3.
CIVIL WAR AT NAUVOO.
Vol. II. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., October 2, 1846. No. 7.
==> The Chicago Journal publishes the following extract from a letter from Springfield dates 21st inst.
Vol. II. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., December 19, 1846. No. ?
GOVERNOR FORD'S MESSAGE. -- We have received several copies of Governor Ford's Message to the Legislature of Illinois... He announces that a loan of $1,600,000 has been effected for the purpose of completing the canal... and it is expected that this important enterprise will be completed and in successful operation within a year. The Mormon difficulties are happily at an end, most of them having voluntarily removed from the State; but a small remnant were barbarously expelled with force, and in a manner which reflects but little credit on the State or its institutions....
NS Vol. I. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Weds., Jan. 13, 1847. No. 283.
"ZION'S REVEILLE." -- This is the somewhat quaint which has been recently substituted for that for that of the "Voree Herald," the official organ of the "Latter Day Saints" at Voree. It gives some intelligence as to the progress of the "Saints" and their new "Holy City," and launches some formidable anathemas at the "pseudoes" and "apostates," who refuse to acknowledge James J. Strang, as the rightful successor of Joe Smith. Here is an item.
Vol. I. Green Bay, Wisconsin, Thurs., Jan. 21, 1847. No. 24.
BACK AGAIN. -- The Buffalo Courier says -- "Gen. James Arlington Bennett, who made himself noted, a few years since, by his published exposition of Mormonism, has joined the branch of that people under the Prophet Strang, at Voree, Wisconsin."
FOND DU LAC JOURNAL.
Vol. I. Fond du Lac, W. T., Wed., February 24, 1847. No. 22.
The Mormons. -- The branch of the Mormons who have congregated at Voree, Wisconsin, under the ministry of the Prophet Strang, as the rightful successor of Joe Smith, have substituted the title of "Zion's Reveille" for that of the "Voree Herald," the official organ of the "Latter Day Saints" at Voree. The name smacks a little of the Covenanter times of the Protectorate. -- The following is the tone of the "Reville" toward some dissenters from the faithful:
Vol. II. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., March 6, 1847. No. 29.
From the Western Star.
On our fourth page will be found several articles upon the subject of Mormonism, amongst the rest a notice of the trial of Prophet Strang. For the charges we refer to the article.
Vol. II. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., April 17, 1847. No. 35.
The Mormons who were last to leave Nauvoo, are suffering dreadfully on the Pottawatamie lands, 175 miles west of Montrose. Many of them enlisted, and are gone to New Mexico, but the rest are starving.
NS Vol. II. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tues., May 4, 1847. No. 68.
A CLERICAL COW-HIDING. -- Elder G. J. Adams in a New Character. -- Yesterday afternoon Elder Adams saluted a man as he was emerging from a door in School street, and asked him if his name was Estabrook? Answered in the affirmative -- the Elder seized him firmly by the shoulders, and demanded if he (the Elder) had in any way injured him, Mr. E.? to which the latter tremblingly answered no, at the same time trying to shake off the Elder, but without effect; whereupon the Elder uncoiled from under his coat a tall, "grim-visaged" cow-skin, and applied it vigorously upon the person of Mr. E., whom he held with one hand while he dusted his clothes with the other. In the mean time a crowd of more than a hundred people assembled, who courteously formed a ring around the actors, without attempting to interrupt them. The Elder was too powerful for his opponent, and therefore thrashed him until he was satisfied with his vengeance. At the close of the cow-hiding, the Elder addressed the crowd nearly as follows -- "Gentlemen, I am G. J. Adams. This person, without the slightest provocation on my part, has wantonly assailed my character in a paper of which he is the editor, and for this I have punished him. I am going to play an engagement at the Providence theatre this evening, and, please God, I will return here on Sunday in season to preach the gospel."
Vol. II. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., June 26, 1847. No. 45.
FROM NAUVOO. -- The Warsaw Signal understands that the Mormon Temple was, on Wednesday last, sold to a committee of the Catholic Church, for the sum of $75,000; and that the purchasers had also bought some considerable other property in the city. The contract for the Temple, however, was so far incomplete, as to require the ratification of the Bishop. It is understood the building is to be appropriated to Educational purposes connected with the Church into whose hands it had passed.
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN PATRIOT.
Vol. I. Prairie du Chien, W. T., Tues., June 29, 1847. No. 40.
TEMPLE SOLD. -- We learn, says the Quincy Whig, that the Mormon temple at Nauvoo, is finally sold to a committee of the Catholic Church for $75,000. -- The assent of the Bishop was required before the bargain would be complete.
FOND DU LAC JOURNAL.
Vol. II. Fond du Lac, W. T., Wed., October 20, 1847. No. 4.
MORMONS. -- The Mormons forty [sic - four?] miles above council bluffs are getting on finely. They have turned their attention to agriculture, and it is said have now at least 8,000 acres of land planted in corn, besides oats, wheat, &c., in proportion. It will be recollected that they only stopped at this place last winter when on their way to Oregon, but they have now advanced so far in improvement that it is doubtful whether they will ever proceed on their journey.
ROCK RIVER PILOT.
Vol. I. Watertown, W. T., Wed., November 24, 1847. No. 7.
Correspondence of the Cleveland Herald.
Vol. III. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., November 27, 1847. No. ?
Strang, of the Voree Herald, made a hit the other day... He says, in reply to the Chicago Democrat and Ottawa Free Trader, that if the Mormons were half as bad as they are represented to be, the editors of those papers would have been in church long ago. --
Vol. VII. Southport, Wisconsin, Wed., Jan. 12, 1848. No. 16.
A CHANGE. -- Elder G. J. Adams, formerly a leading Mormon, is playing Richard the Third in Philadelphia.
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Vol. I. Elkhorn, Wisc. Ter., January 19, 1848. No. 35.
Vol. III. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., January 24, 1848. No. 19.
ALL THE MORMONS MUST LEAVE. -- We understand that a great number of the Mormons, living without the city of Nauvoo, have expressed a desire, to remain after their brethren are gone. They say they have left the church and can no longer be obnoxious. This is a mistake. After winking at the iniquity of their brethren for years and perhaps participating in their crimes, they now, at the eleventh hour, desire to be considered penitents and beg that they may be allowed to remain.
Vol. III. Janesville, Wisc. Ter., March 2, 1848. No. 25.
The St. Louis Republican publishes a circular, addressed by the twelve Mormon apostles to the members of the Mormon Church. The Republican says:
Vol. III. Madison, W. T., Sat., March 11, 1848. No. 8.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Vol. IV. Madison, Wisconsin, April 11, 1848. No.34.
Democratic State Convention.
The Convention was called to order by D. A. J. Upham, of Milwaukee who nominated Wm. Shew, Esq., of Milwaukee, as Chairman pro. tem.
Vol. IV. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Thurs., April 13, 1848. No. 50.
==> We learn from the Western Star that Oliver Cowdery [----- ------ -----] for the Assembly [from the Delavan District of Walworth county.] [Is he not?] one of the three witnesses to the discovery of the Golden Plates, or Mormon Bible, by Joe Smith. [His Whig competition] is Mr. [Milo Kelsey of Delavan], [who is?] [an able citizen?], well qualified for the [office, and not] a believer in Mormonism.
Vol. III. Elkhorn, Wisconsin, April 21, 1848. No. 3.
Vol. IV. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sat., April 29, 1848. No. 12.
"IS SAUL ALSO AMONG THE PROPHETS?" -- It appears that Mr. Oliver Cowdery, the "democratic" candidate for the Assembly for the Delavan District, Walworth County, was one of the "three witnesses" to the genuineness of Joe Smith's "golden plates." The Western Star, on the strength of this, serves up for Cowdery's and the People's edification, sundry extracts from the Mormon Bible. Our contemporary, we think, should deal more leniently with Mr. Cowdery's "youthful indescretions." In testifying to the divine origin of Mormonism, he did not attempt half so great an imposition, as in now seeking to palm off "Loco-Focoism" as genuine democracy. Nor do we believe that he will succeed any better with the last humbug than with the first.
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Vol. I. Elkhorn, Wisconsin, May 12, 1848. No. 51.
THE SHEBOYGAN MERCURY.
Vol. II. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Sat., May 13, 1848. No.13.
Results of the Election.
The election is over, and the locos, by means of the "thousand and one" applicances which they have ever at hand on such occasions, have succeeded in obtaining the German vote, and thus secured a triumph...
Vol. IV. Madison, Wisconsin, May 16, 1848. No.39.
We regret to learn from the Walworth County Democrat that Oliver Cowdery Esq. was defeated for the Assembly in the Elk Horn district, by a small majority. He is a man of sterling integrity, sound and vigorous intellect, and every way worthy, honest and capable. He was defeated in consequence of his religion!
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Vol. I. Elkhorn, Wisconsin, May 19, 1848. No. 52.
We copy the following complimentary notice form the Seneca Advertiser, one of the best and most ably conducted democratic papers in Ohio; edited by J. G. Breslin, Esq., late Chief Clerk of the Ohio Senate, and one of the delegates to the Baltimore Convention. We assure the Advertiser, and the former friends of Mr. Cowdery, that he has not been defeated because his ability or worth were doubted, but for an unfortunate division in our own party, in the most populous towns in this distruct, growing out of causes which had their origin before Mr. C. came to the territory:
Vol. III. Janesville, Wisconsin, May 25, 1848. No. 37.
FROM THE MORMON CITY OF THE SALT LAKE. -- Letters have been received in this city, by persons connected with the Mormon colony at the City of the Salt Lake, dated in the latter part of December. They represent the situation of the colony as a comfortable one. They had not been molested by the Indians, many of whom were in the habit of visiting the city. An enclosed square, formed of continuois dwellings on each side, facing inwards, intended for defence, of the adobe material, had been erected as well as other buildings for the colony, comprising some three thousand souls. Up to the time of writing, only two deaths had occurred in the colony. Last fall they sowed about three hundred acres of wheat, and they intended, besides, to put in a spring crop of about six thousand acres more. If the crops should prove good, they will have grain to spare to the emigrants to California, taking the Salt Lake route. They had erected two saw mills, and a grist mill, and were industriously employed. Seed potatoes were selling at ten dollars per bushel, peas fifty cents per pound, and other things at about the same rates. --
Vol. IV. Madison, Wisconsin, May 30, 1848. No.41.
Oliver Cowdery, Esq. -- We take pleasure in copying the following articles from the Elkhorn Democrat of last week. The compliment said to Messrs. Bauscom and Cowdery is well deserved, as we attest from personal acquaintance with these gentlemen.
Vol. III. Madison, Wisconsin, Wed., July 19, 1848. No. 28.
The Sheboygan "Spirit of the Times" -- the printing establishment of which was destroyed by fire a few weeks since, has again appeared in magnificent style. The paper is most decidedly democratic, and its editorial display marked ability.
Vol. VI. Racine, Wisconsin, Wednesday, July 19, 1848. No. 35.
WALWORTH COUNTY DEMOCRAT. -- This paper, after a suspension of a few weeks, has again made its appearance. It will not hoist the names of Cass and Butler at its mast-head, saying they can only be placed there as a last resort, and then only to defeat Gen. Taylor.
Vol. VI. Racine, Wisconsin, Wednesday, July 26, 1848. No. 36.
==> We omitted to mention last week, that Mr. Cowdery was associated with Mr. Cooley, the old editor, in conducting the Walworth County Democrat. -- Mr. Cowdery is highly spoken of as an editor.
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Vol. II. Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Friday, August 4, 1848. No. 4.
Vol. III. Janesville, Wisconsin, August 17, 1848. No. 49.
TEXAN MORMON SETTLEMENT. -- The Mormon settlement in Texas, is now at a town they call Zodiac, on the Pierdenales, and four miles from Fredericksburgh, now the county seat of Gallespie county, which was organized about four weeks since, the officers of the county being composed partly of Mormons, who live together in utmost harmony. The Mormons number about two hundred, and though they have been at that place but about twelve months, have already built a saw and grist mill, have several turning lathes, and other kinds of machinery by water power. They have all kinds of useful mechanics who make every thing they want. They have enclosed about 500 acres, a good part of which is cultivated in gardens, producing all kinds of vegetables in abundance. They raise the Egyptian and English wheat, which yields from twenty to twenty-five bushels per acre; and some of them who have followed farming in Ohio, have assured us that the lands of the Pierdenales are better suited to wheat than those of Ohio. The mill streams there are of the finest kind, and never fail. -- They have thirty or forty, mostly frame houses. They pay great attention to making butter and cheese, which will compare with the best Northern. They are now about constructing a church and public school house. Their trade amounts to about fifteen or eighteen thousand dollars annually. The town of Zodiac is situated sixty miles to the North of San Antonio. -- All this settlement of Germans and Mormons greatly need a mail [sic - mail office?], and now they have organized a county, they are certainly entitled to one. Corn is now worth there, $2.50 per bushel, and meat, $5 per 100 pounds. Oak lumber is worth $20 per 1000 at the mill. -- Galveston News.
Vol. IV. Milwaukee, Wisc., Tues., Sept. 20, 1848. No. 42.
THE TEMPLE AT NAUVOO. -- We are pleased to learn, say the St. Louis Republican, that an arrangement has been made with the Trustees, or those having charge of the Mormon Temple at Nauvoo, by which that splendid edifice is to be devoted to a useful purpose. It has been leased for a term of fifteen years, and is to be at once converted into a college building and to be occupied for that purpose. The institution is to be under the patronage of the Home Missionary Society, and immediately steps will be taken to put it into operation.
Vol. IV. Janesville, Wisconsin, November 16, 1848. No. 10.
Fire and Destruction of the Mormon Temple.
On Monday, the 19th inst., our citizens were awakened by the alarm of fire, which, when first discovered, was bursting out through the spire of the Temple, near the small door that opened from the east side to the roof, on the main building.
Vol. III. Elkhorn, Wisconsin, March 30, 1849. No. 52.
The Mormon Temple.
By a letter received from our brother, P. W. Cook, who was one that left Council Bluff last spring for the Salt Lake, dated August 24, written while encamped on the Sweet Water River at the South Pass, (in sight of Fremont's Peak,) we gather some information which may not be uninteresting to our readers. -- The new Mormon Temple at the Salt Lake is to be a splendid building. They enclose a lot 17 miles long, 12 miles wide, with a mud wall 8 feet high and four feet thick. -- There are to be four cities inside. They have discovered mountain rock that resembles Cornelian stone, which the writer says is beautiful for temples and pillars. The size of the temple is not stated, but its highest point is to be 600 feet, and can be seen eighty miles either way. The party that went out last season lost many of their oxen -- having died with what they called 'swell head.' Many of the streams which they crossed were so strongly impregnated with alkali that they dare not let their cattle drink. On the shores of many of the lakes a crust is formed an inch and a half thick. -- They break up this crust, scrape off the dirt on the top and bottom, and find it pure saleratus. Strange as this may seem, it is nevertheless true, and the writer collected in a short time 75 pounds. A mountain of pure rock salt has been discovered near the Mormon settlement. The Mormons have discovered a rich gold mine 150 miles southwest from the Salt Lake.
Vol. I. Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Friday, March 30, 1849. No. 7.
==> We have just now received the first exchange of the Voree Herald, published by James J. Strang. It evinces talent of a high order, but oh! how perverted.
Vol. IV. Janesville, Wisconsin, Thurs., April 12, 1849. No. 31.
(At the request of some of our Porter subscribers, we publish the annexed letter. It will be found interesting as a part of the history of the times, if not useful for other purposes:)
NS Vol. V. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sat., April 21, 1849. No. 2.
GOLD MINE EXPLODED. -- The Frontier Guardian, the new Mormon paper at Council Bluff, states that since last fall, much excitement has existed in that region relative to a supposed gold mine discovered near that place. The "gold" turns out to be a mixture of zinc and copper, and the Guardian advises its friends to relinquish their "diggings," and turn their attention to digging for corn and potatoes.
Vol. III. Milwaukee, Wisc., Wed., Nov. 21, 1849. No. 26.
THE NEW MORMON STATE. -- The Mormons, soon after the death of their leader and prophet, were dispersed, but have lately gathered again, and taken possession of the Great Basin, in the region of the Salt and Utah Lakes, a spacious area five hundred miles in diameter, four or five thousand feet above the level of the sea, shut in by mountains on every side, and having its own system of lakes and rivers without any communication with the ocean. The fertile portion of this country is said to be very productive, and the Mormons are spoken of my travellers -- as a practical people -- temperate, industrious and orderly.