Vol. I. Alton, Illinois, Friday, July 23, 1852. No. 8.
From the Missouri Republican.
Messrs. Thomas Margette, J. C. Armstrong, and Thos. B. Broderick, arrived in this city yesterday evening, on the St. Ange. The bring dates from the Salt Lake to the 9th of May last. These gentlemen, numbering six in all, have been selected as missionaries to the Old World, and will, we presume, leave at an early day upon their journey.
Vol. I. Alton, Illinois, February 11, 1853. No. 37.
THE LAW OF MARRIAGE. -- Mr. Seward presented the memorial of W. J. Young, of N. York, setting forth the immoral tendencies of marriage relations established among the Mormons, and the necessity for correcting them; and prays an ammendment to the Constitution vesting in Congress the power to establish an uniform system of marriage throughout the United States and Territories. The memorial was referred.
Vol. I. Alton, Illinois, Thursday, March 24, 1853. No. 259.
From the New York Times.
A problem of singular difficulty, and every day growing more portentous -- than which, if we except African Slavery, none is more difficult of solution -- is rising in the distant West, before the American Government and people. Ere long they will have to grapple with it. -- Whether it can be peacefully solved, the future alone can tell.
Vol. I. Alton, Illinois, Friday, April 8, 1853. No. 45.
The arrival of parties of Mormons at St. Louis, from the various States, and from Europe, this Spring, are quite frequent, and is expressive of the fact that Mormonism still has its votaries, and strong adherents, abd is daily making converts. Seven hundred Mormons, from England, came up on the John Simonds, from New Orleans to St. Louis, two days since. Their point of destination is the valley of the Salt Lake. -- They are represented as gentle and orderly people, and probably possessed of considerable pecuniary means. The Mormon city, at Salt Lake, is laid out upon a most extensive plan, and public buildings are being planned and errected, of large dimensions and costly. The Temple, the principal feature in Mormon building, is soon to be erected, and upon a scale far more grand and costly than the one built at Nauvoo; and we have seen the statement that it will be superior to any building in America.
Vol. II. Alton, Illinois, Wed., June 1, 1853. No. 9.
Trouble at Mackinaw with the Mormons.
We learn from the Detroit Free Press, that much excitement has prevailed of late in the village of Mackinaw, arising from the frequent and daily recurring instances of robberies, burglaries, and other depredations, committed by the Mormons of Beaver Island upon the fishermen along the shores and upon the waters of Lake Michigan. It appears that the Mormons are becoming more daring even than formerly. Heretofore, they were satisfied with robbing the poor fishermen of their boats, nets and fish, stealthily, doing everything possible to avoid detection; but now, seeing the almost utter impossibility of being brought to justice, they carry on their piratical trade with scarcely any regard to concealment.
Vol. II. Alton, Illinois, Friday, July 29, 1853. No. 9.
MORE TROUBLES AT BEAVER ISLAND. -- We learn from Captain Stone, of the bark Morgan, from Saginaw, that while lying becalmed off Big Traverse Bay, on Thursday last, he heard several guns in the direction of the bay, and soon two boats came in sight, rowing directly for the bark with all their strength, pursued by a third boat filled with armed men, who were firing at the two forward boats at short intervals. The two forward boats came alongside of the bark and desired to be taken on board, and to be protected from the violence of the crew of the other boat. By this time the third boat had got within speaking distance, and forbade the captain of the bark to take them on board, and saying they were "Mormon Pirates," and if he took them on board they would fire into the bark; but despite their threats they were taken on board, covered with blood and wounds -- several of them having their arms broken, one shot through the shoulder, another through the thigh, and others more slightly wounded. The party taken on board said what led to the encounter was this: a new county having been formed, embracing Beaver Island, Grand Traverse Bay, &c., Beaver Island being the county seat, and it being near the court week, the court directed the Sheriff to empanel a jury. That it should not be said that they had a jury of Mormons, he [sic - the court?] directed him to summon a portion of them from Pine River settlement, which they were attempting to do when they were set upon by the men of the place, and driven to their boats by an armed posse, who threatened to kill every one of them. They took to their boats and pulled for their lives, when twenty-five of their assailants, armed with guns, pursued them in an eight oared barge, which slowly gained on them, and when in musket range began firing upon them, which continued until they were taken on board the bark -- at a distance of fifteen miles from the place of starting. The wounded were taken care of, and landed on Beaver Island the same day. --
Vol. II. Alton, Illinois, Sat., April 29, 1854. No. 289.
Day before yesterday, Mr. L. McCuen, Sheriff of Lee county, Illinois, arrived in this city in pursuit of a man by the name of William Smith, who was lately confined in Hancock county for highway robbery, but broke jail and fled to the county first mentioned. The rascal there became acquainted with a family in which were two girls, twin sisters, of comparatively tender age. There he committed the double crime of seducing one of the sisters, and perpetrating a rape upon the other, and fled to this city. The Sheriff, obtaining the assistance of officers Grant and Guyott, after a thorough search succeeded in arresting him about ten o'clock on Wednesday night, on Market street. The Sheriff left immediately to return to Illinois with his prisoner. -- The latter is forty-five years of age, and said to be a man of desperate character. --
Vol. VI. Alton, Illinois, Thurs., January 28, 1858. No. ?
XXXVth CONGRESS -- FIRST SESSION.
Washington, January 26.
Vol. VII. Alton, Illinois, Thurs., June 3, 1858. No. 1.
The Texas Mormons have been driven out by grasshoppers, and have broken up their settlement. We suggest to Mr. Buchanan that he send these grasshoppers to Utah.