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[206] faith; but men who love justice and liberty, even more than they hate priestcraft and plurality, will fight him with fact and truth, not shot and shell. A good cause need not ask for special laws and a fanatical judge. The causes which induce polygamy in the Western States are failing, but the end will not be hastened by an exercise of cruel and unreasoning zeal.

Brigham Young, the chief reviver of this Indian legend, is seventy-four years old. His strength is spent. Finding the air of Salt Lake Valley too keen for his enfeebled lungs, he passes his winters at St. George, a village on the frontier of Arizona; living with two favourite nurses, Sister Amelia and Sister Lucy, and leaving his temple and his tabernacle very much to the care of George A. Smith and Daniel Wells, his second and third presidents, the Lion House and Bee-hive to the charge of Eliza Snow, his poetess laureate and proxy wife. Jesters speak of him as lying sick; only just well enough to sit up in bed and be married now and then. But Brigham is not likely to renew his search for wives. The biggest Indian chief is happy in a dozen squaws, and Brigham, though deserted by

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