Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, January 8, 1845. No. 2.
OLIVER COWDERY, of Mormon memory, was supported by the Locofocos in the Legislature of Ohio for President Judge of the 2d Judicial Circuit.
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, April 2, 1845. No. 14.
THE MORMONS. -- The Sheriff of Hancock county has arrested Elliott, who had previously been examined on a charge of being concerned in the murder of the Smiths, but escaped from the custody of the officer before being committed. Elliott has made application for a writ of habeas corpus, and it is supposed will be liberated. Two other individuals had been arrested, one for perjury and the other on a requisition from the Governor of Iowa -- both of whom were rescued from the hands of the officers. Those concerned have renewed the former bad feeling against the Mormons, and difficulty appears likely to grow out of it. --
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, April 30, 1845. No. ?
THE CARTHAGE GRAYS. -- Political moves. -- We learn from the State Register that this valiant and independent military company have waited on Mr. Backenstos, a member of the Assembly, and for words spoken in debate, have ordered him to leave the county or suffer the consequences -- and also that on a forged order a piece of artillery has been conveyed to said company in whose possession it now is, and that Gov. Ford has sent an agent to take all the State arms in the possession of the Grays. All of this, high-handed as it may appear to many, we view as a mere political maneuver, Now that the patronage of the Government has been either bestowed or is in progress of bestowment, and the Legislative stealings have run dry, the politicians of the Banner State naturally turn their attention to other objects and ply the willing oar of the demagogue for power and place by truckling with questions growing out of the unfortunate Mormon difficulties, as the most certain is bring about the desired result. A trade is on foot for the next Governorship, blended, perhaps, with a place in the U. S. Senate. Experience teaches us how these things work among the unterrified. Previous to each election for the last few years in our State, "the powers that be" have invariably managed to create a new batch of Mormon disturbances and then by a peculiar sleight of hand, the head "Sacham" of Locofocoism gives the word, and Presto! change, the supremacy of the law is left in the lurch, and the entire vote of the church of the Latter-Day Saints is cast for the Democracy. That evil. grievous and alarming, should grow out of the state of affairs is not at all to be wondered at, though the thrift that follows fawning is usually properly applied and covers the political transgression.
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, May 19, 1845. No. 19.
MORMON. -- The Nauvoo charter is not dead yet. No doubt our Representatives in the Legislature, says the Warsaw Signal, thought they have given it a death blow, yet it won't be killed.
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, June 11, 1845. No. 24.
The trial of the persons indicted for the murder of the Smiths commenced at Carthage, Ill., on the 21st of May. Their names are, J. C. Davis, senator from that district, T. C. Sharp, editor of the Warsaw Signal, Mark Aldrich, Wm. N. Grover and Col. Levi Williams. There was much difficulty in selecting a jury. The jurors summoned by the mormon sheriff has been objected to by the defendants and discharged. It was supposed the whole of the first week would be consumed in the selection of a jury.
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, June 18, 1845. No. 25.
THE MORMON TRIALS.
It is stated that the testimony on the part of the State against the persons indicted for the murder of the Smiths, was very lame and contradictory; and the fact that improper influences had been brought to bear with the witnesses, was so very important, that there was no probability of a conviction. Daniels, and the most important on the part of the State, has been proven to have acknowledged that he was to get $500 from the Mormons and $300 from Gov. Ford, for testifying in the case; and another complained that he was not as well paid as Daniels.
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, June 25, 1845. No. 26.
ROBBERY IN NAUVOO. -- The last Warsaw (Ill.) Signal has the following:
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, September 24, 1845. No. 39.
Temple at Nauvoo.
The building of the Mormon Temple under all the troubles by which those people have been surrounded, seems to be carried on with a religious enthusiasm which reminds us of olden times, by the energy which controls all the movements towards its completion. It occupies the highest and most imposing position in Nauvoo and is built of fine limestone. Has 30 pilasters -- six at each end and nine at each side -- each surmounted by a capital on which is carved a human face with rays around it and two hands holding trumpets. The Temple is 128 feet by 888 feet; from floor to ceiling is 65 feet; and from the ground to the top of the spire is 165 feet. The baptismal fountain is in the basement, to be supported by stone oxen. Each floor is estimated to hold 4,000 people, so that 12,000 persons can be accomodated, being about one-fourth the size of Solomon's Temple. 350 men are zealously at work upon the building, which it is supposed will be finished in a year and a half, probably at a cost of half a million of dollars. The spiritual concerns of the Mormons are governed by a council of 12, composed of the following persons: -- Brigham Young -- the Lion of the Lord. H. C. Kimball -- the Herald of Grace. Parley P. Pratt -- the Archer of Paradise; Orson Hyde -- the Olive Branch of Israel. Willard Richards -- the Keeper of the Roll. John Taylor -- the Champion of Right. William Smith -- the Patriarchal Jacob's Staff. [Wilford] Woodruff -- the Banner of the Gospel; Geo. A. Smith -- the Entablature of Truth. Orson Pratt -- the Gauge of Philosophy. Jno. E. Page -- the Sun Dial. Lyman Wight -- the Wild Ram of the Mountain. The Keeper of the Rolls has charge of the men at work on the Temple. It is supposed that the Mormon inhabitants of this city are fully 20,000 souls, and of the surrounding country, 10,000 more,the only property owned in common is the Temple and the Hotel -- they are industrious -- good farmers -- raise wheat plentifully, and are about to engage in manufactures. The whole community may be considered in their peculiar tenets as singular and remarkable, and in after ages their Temple, like the ruins of Palenque, may strike the beholders with wonder, and history may be unable to explain what race worshiped there. --
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, October 8, 1845. No. 41.
From the Cleveland Herald.
We have another long letter from the Editor in the St. Louis Republican, dated Warsaw, Sept. 18th. Samuel McBratney, one of the incendiaries engaged in burning the Mormons out on Bear Creek, was killed by the Sheriff's posse. He was out with the burners, who fled before the Sheriff and his posse, and was shot from his horse and otherwise mangled by the Mormons. His death added much to the excitement, and the Warsaw Signal calls loudly for revenge.
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, October 15, 1845. No. 42.
FROM MORMONDOM. -- St. Louis papers of the 4th, state that every thing is quiet in the Mormon country. Gen. Hardin refuses to take side for or against the Mormons, but has issued a general order expressing determination to have peace kept by all parties. Public meetings continue to be held in the adjacent counties, adverse to suffering the Mormons to remain in the country. It is proposed by the Antis that no Court be held in Hancock county this fall, and that a military force be kept in the county until the Mormons remove.
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, October 29, 1845. No. 44.
THE MORMONS. -- The Mormon war seems at an end. The Mormons have agreed to migrate, as early as they can sell out, and in that view thay do not propose putting in any more crops upon their present lands. Oregon, or some point west of the Rocky Mountains, is said to be their intended retreat.
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, Nov. 5, 1845. No. 45.
FLIGHT OF THE MORMONS FROM ILLINOIS. -- The society of Twelve, or the elders have addressed a letter from Nauvoo, dated 1st of October, to Gen. Hardin and the members of the Anti-Mormon Committee, in which they say they have commenced arrangements to remove from their present position; that they have four companies organized of 100 families each, and six more are organizing of the same number, preparatory to a removal. -- That one thousand families, including the High Council, the trustees, and the general authorities of Church, are fully determined to remove in the spring, independent of the contingency of selling their property, and that this company will comprise five or six thousand souls. The Council state that they have some hundred farms, and some two thousand houses for sale in the city of Nauvoo, and they request all good citizens to assist in disposing of them. They do not expect to find purchasers for their Temple and other public buildings, but are willing to rent them to respectable communities who may hereafter inhabit their city. But they will not sacrifice or give away their property, or suffer it to be illiberally wrested from them. They will not sow any wheat this fall, and they finally add: "If all these testimonies are not sufficient to satisfy any people that we are in earnest, we will soon give them a sign that cannot be mistaken. -- We will leave them."
Vol. XI. Painesville, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1845. No. 49.
MORMON AFFAIRS. -- Late dates from Hancock county represent no little excitement existing. A Mormon named Durfee, living about 10 miles from Warsaw, was murdered on the 15th. A stack of straw near the house of a Mormon was set on fire, the inmates ran out to extinguish the flames, and were fired upon and Durfee killed. On the night of the 12th the house of a mormon named Rice was entered by the anties, who took him out, set fire to the premises and consumed everything. Rice was suspected of having murdered an anti-Mormon. The Warsaw Signal states that the Mormons have disposed of nearly all their lands in the south part of Hancock co.
Vol. XII. Painesville, Ohio, January 21, 1846. No. ?
THE PURCHASE OF NAUVOO. -- The Warsaw Signal says: "Two Catholic priests passed through this place on Monday last, on their way to Nauvoo. Their object was to ascertain the particular nature and amount of property which the Mormons wish to dispose of to their Church, and on what terms it can be bought."
Vol. XII. Painesville, Ohio, March 4, 1846. No. 10.
SPIRITUAL WIFERY. Much as we have heard of this doctrine of the "Latter Day Saints," we had no idea that our Second Adventist saints had progressed so far as was developed in a trial in this place last Monday, before Esq. Converse.
Vol. XIII. Painesville, Ohio, March 24, 1847. No. ?
By the Nauvoo Citizen we learn that Mrs. Emma Smith, widow of the late Mormon Prophet, Joe Smith, has returned to the city of Nauvoo, and has taken the hotel known as the Mansion House.
Vol. XIII. Painesville, Ohio, June 9, 1847. No. ?
A party of sixty Mormons, who emigrated last year from Mississippi to California, suffered great hardships on the route, having lost all their work cattle on the Salt Plains. The survivors subsisted for some days previous to their arrival at Yarba Buena on the bodies of some of their companions who had perished from hunger and fatigue.
Vol. XIII. Painesville, Ohio, June 30, 1847. No. ?
THE MORMON TEMPLE. -- This celebrated ediface has been sold to a committee of the Catholic church for $75,000. This community have also purchased other property at Nauvoo. The building is to be appropriated to educational purposes, connected with the church into whose hands it has passed. The contract requires only the sanction of the Bishop to complete it. The last of the Mormons in Nauvoo, consisting of thirty or forty families under charge of Daniel H. Wells, have left Nauvoo, to join the California expedition. Babbit & Co. still remain at Nauvoo, to close up the affairs of the Mormons. -- These facts are stated in the Warsaw Signal.
Vol. XIII. Painesville, Ohio, September 22, 1847. No. ?
TTHE MORMONS. -- A passenger in the Lake of the Woods, from Upper Missouri, informs us that the Mormons are in a flourishing condition, in their new location on the fine lands of the Pottawotomie purchase, on both sides of the river, above Council Bluffs. They have planted immense fields of corn -- to the extent, it is estimated, of 30,000 acres -- and other grain, and produce. They have built, also, a town, called "Winter Quarters," which already contains a population of some seven thousand souls. This town is entirely picketed in. It is represented, that the Mormons are on friendly terms with the Indians, and rarely molest them, although they are accused of occasionally stealing cattle.
Vol. XIII. Painesville, Ohio, October 6, 1847. No. ?
The Mormons are said to be in a flourishing condition in their new location on the fine lands of the Pottawattamie Purchase, above Council Bluffs. They have planted immense fields of corn -- to the extent, it is estimated, of 30,000 acres -- and other grain, and produce. They have built a town called "Winter Quarters," which already contains a population of more than 7,000 souls. -- This town is entirely picketed in.
Vol. XIII. Painesville, Ohio, December 22, 1847. No. ?
THE MORMON COLONY
Whatever has reference to the movements of this strange and infatuated people seems to be sought for with curiosity, at least if from no better motive. Driven from the home which they had selected in Illinois, they have been wandering in several directions, but the heads of the church have turned their faces towards California, seeking there some immunity from the persecution which attended their career in the United States; but even there, we fear, there is no good will towards them. In California, certainly, they are already looked upon with suspicion, and this suspicion may soon take the shape of bitter persecution, if those who oppose them should obtain the mastery in that country. But our purpose now, is to give information of the progress of the colony which is to be located at the "Great Salt Lake City."
Vol. XIV. Painesville, Ohio, March 1, 1848. No. ?
THE LATEST INTELLIGENCE. -- The New York Sun, which Prentice says seems to be in league with all the revolutions and blood-thirsty enterprises of the present day, has the following:
Vol. XIV. Painesville, Ohio, August 9, 1848. No. ?
A Mormon Settlement has been made in Texas, leading to the erection already of several saw mills and houses, and the cultivation of some 5000 acres of land.
Vol. XIV. Painesville, Ohio, October 11, 1848. No. ?
MORMON SETTLEMENT, TEXAS. -- The Mormons have lately been negotiating for the purchase of a large tract of land on the Pierdenalos, above Fredericksburg, and intend to form a new settlement there. The anxiety they manifest to purchase this land has excited some suspicions that they have discovered mines upon it. They have also probably discovered that the soil of the Pierdenalos valley is admirably adapted to the culture of wheat and other grains, which they had been accustomed to raise in Missouri and Illinois, and will afford them all the facilities they desire for a new and extensive settlement. They have also a pretended prophecy that the new Jerusalem of their great prophet, is to be found in Texas. This opinion has long been prevalent among them, and we have been informed by an English gentleman that the presiding elder of the Mormon society in London has often said that the Mormons will, ultimately, all congregate in Texas. We should be sorry to learn that they have located the New Jerusalem on the Pierdenalos, or the San Saba, for our frontier settlement will soon be pushed beyond these streams, and then wars might arise between "the saints" and new settlers. If the Mormons, however, should find the New Jerusalem on the Puerea, many years would probably elapse before the frontier settlements would reach them, and they might build up their city, and fortify it with seven walls, if they desired, long before the advancing limits of the frontier settlements would be pushed even to the sources of the Colorado.
Vol. XIV. Painesville, Ohio, October 18, 1848. No. ?
Elder Orson Hyde, one of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church, left here yesterday for Council Bluffs, on board the steamer Martha. We learn that he carries up printing materials and that upon his arrival it is his intention to commence the publication of a newspaper on the frontier, devoted to the support and propagation of the Mormon faithand doctrines.
Vol. XV. Painesville, Ohio, March 21, 1849. No. ?
THE MORMONS. This singular people appear to be rapidly increasing in England. The London Globe says there is a large bofy in that country preparing to emigrate to California. They have chartered four or five vessels, and intend to leave early in the spring. The Mormons have already obtained a firm footing in California, and will probably soon by in a flourishing condition. These secessions from England will add to their numbers and strength. It is stated that in some of the recent letters from California that they are preparing to build a massive temple near Salt Lake. It is to occupy the centre of a plain seventeen miles long and twelve broad, and to be surrounded by four cities located in different parts of the plain.
Vol. XV. Painesville, Ohio, March 28, 1849. No. ?
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 2d, 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.
Vol. XV. Painesville, Ohio, July 11, 1849. No. ?
==> The Mormons it is stated, had a large quantity of unsigned bills of the old Kirtland Bank. These they have now signed and issued. They are redeemable at Salt Lake, where sufficient uncoined gold has been deposited for that purpose.
Vol. XV. Painesville, Ohio, October 24, 1849. No. ?
MORMON STATE OF DESERET.
The Frontier Guardian, September 29, says:
Vol. XV. Painesville, Ohio, November 21, 1849. No. ?
The Girl I Left Behind Me. Of the two thousand letters brought to California by Orson Hyde's last overland express, one thousand five hundred were directed to females. Boston Chronicle.
Vol. XVI. Painesville, Ohio, February 6, 1850. No. ?
The Mormons of Salt Lake.
A correspondent of the New Orleans Crescent, of the 18th inst. writing from Salt Lake, and speaking of the people, says:
Vol. XVI. Painesville, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1850. No. ?
The Salt Lake.
The New Haven Journal and Courier publishes a letter from that country, from which we take the following description of the Lake itself:
Vol. XVI. Painesville, Ohio, April 3, 1850. No. ?
On the 14th inst., Mr. Underwood presented to the Senate of the United States, a petition from Isaac Sheen, who represents himself as "First Counsellor to the Prophet Wm. Smith, and President of the Aaronic Priesthood of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," together with two apostles and some 12 high priests, setting forth that --
Vol. ? Painesville, Ohio, April 17, 1850. No. ?
MARCH OF MORMONISM.-- Recent accounts from St. Louis inform us of the arrival there of about four hundred English Mormons, who are preparing to journey westward, into the country of the singular people whose peculiar religion and habits they have endorsed. Some persons may wonder that English people supply recruits to the Mormon number; but when it is remembered [that the] northern and central parts of Breat Britain, and portions of Wales, have always contributed largely to swell the number of converts to any new religious enthusiasm, and that the Mormon elders, from this country, are continually visiting England in search of proslytes, all surprise will abate.
Vol. XXVIII. Painesville, Ohio, June 12, 1850. No. 25.
St. Louis, June 3.
Recent advices from Council Bluffs state that the California emigrants at St. Joseph, Kanesville, and other points, had, with few exceptions, left for the Plains. The first Mormon train, consisting of 100 wagons and between 600 and 800 persons, would leave Kanesville for Salt Lake about the 1st inst. Alarming reports, relative to small pox and cholera, almost daily reached the frontier and the small towns, from emigants on the Plains. These reports were mostly brought in by emigrants who were returning discouraged, and were not generally believed. A party of six emigrants, recently returned, report that Sullivan's company from Brunswick, with the exception of three, had fallen victims to the cholera. The California caravan extended between 200 and 260 miles, and always in sight of each other. Grass and water were quite abundant.
Vol. 28 Painesville, Ohio, July 31, 1850. No. 32.
THE MORMON SETTLEMENT ON BEAVER ISLAND, LAKE MICHIGAN.-- The Racine Commercial Advertiser gives the following particulars of the last Mormon Advent:
Vol. 28 Painesville, Ohio, September 4, 1850. No. ?
THE MORMONS.-- The Presidency of the Mormons, composed of Young, Kimball and Richards, have written as follows, to Elder Hyde, their associate on this side of the plains. "Push the Saints to Zion and persuade all good brethren to come, who have a wheelbarrow, and faith enough to roll it over the mountains."
Vol. 28 Painesville, Ohio, November 6, 1850. No. ?
THE GREAT BASIN.-- It is stated that the Mormons have recently discovered whirlpools in the Salt Lake, which may possibly lead to the discovery of some [outlet] for the waters of the Great Basin, in which the Mormons have established their home. -- This basin [is over five] hundred miles in diameter every way, between four and five thousand feet above the level of the sea, shut in all around by mountains, with its own system of lakes and rivers, and having no known connection whatever with the sea.
Vol. XXXII. Painesville, Ohio, Wednesday, October 11, 1854. No. 43.
DR. D. HULBURT,
Would respectfully inform the public that he has located at Kirtland, for the purpose of practicing his profession. He has for a long period enjoyed the benefit of a large practice, and has bestowed much attention upon chronic and nervous maladies, and for the last seven years has been laboring zealously in the field of Medical Reform. He has become satisfied from experience that the Eclectic plan of Medication (with the organic remedies) has many and great advantages over all other systems. He invites all who are sufferers from any disease that has resisted the ordinary means, to try his rational and scientific method of treating the sick.
Vol. XXXII. Painesville, Ohio, Wednesday, October 18, 1854. No. 44.
On the 15th at Kirtland, by mutual consent, PHILETUS S. BLACKMON, of Painesville, and Miss JULIA HULBURT, of the former place.
Vol. XXXII. Painesville, Ohio, Wednesday, October 25, 1854. No. 45.
MELANCHOLY. -- Mr. Joseph Coe, of Kirtland, was killed on Tuesday of last week, in the following shocking manner. He went into his field in the afternoon for the purpose of catching his Bull, which he had frequently done, and being absent unusually long, search was made for him, when his body was found mangled in a shocking manner. It appeared that the animal had thrown Mr. Coe to the ground and jumped upon his breast, which doubtless caused his death almost instantly. His clothes were nearly stripped from his body, and his flesh, in many places, torn off.
Vol. 30. Painesville, Ohio, April 30, 1855. No. ?
Elder Martin Harris, of the Latter Day Saints, on Friday last, baptized a happy convert in the river, near the Geauga Mills.