THE UTAH NEWS.
Further and Interesting Details of Re-cent Movements.
By private letters received from the army at Port Bridger we receive some items of information, in ad-dition to those we have published from our corre-spondents now with the Army of Utah.
Gov. CUMMING left Bridger on Monday, the 5th of April, for Great Salt Lake City, with the expectation of returning on the 15th. He was accompanied only by Col. KANE, two servants and two teamsters, de-pending on his escort from the Mormons when he had passed the advanced pickets of the expedition. It was rumored in the camp that the Governor was to have the opportunity afforded him of addressing the Mormons, on the Sunday following, from all parts of the Territory, as they were to be congregated on that occasion to hear him, and decide whether they would continue their course of opposition to the offi-cers of the Government, under the Governorship of BRIGHAM YOUNG, or accept him, without bloodshed, for their Governor, under certain conditions. Nothing definite was known of what those conditions were—but rumor had it that the Governor would propose the entry of the Federal officers and induction into office; the army to enter the valley, but to leave be-fore Winter. Or the other version, that the Federal officers were to enter the city and upon the discharge of their duties; as much of the army to go in with them as would be necessary to the establishment of a military fort, and the remainder to go elsewhere as directed. Such were the rumors after the visit of Col. KANE. The Mormons thus consenting to admit into their city whatever portion of the military as might be necessary to aid in carrying out any inves-tigation that Government might see proper to appoint.
General JOHNSTON purposes carrying out his own plans, and intends to march for Salt Lake City about the beginning of June. By that time he will be rein-orced by Colonel HOFFMAN and Captain MARCY. The Colonel would add to General JOHNSTON'S command twenty officers, five hundred and fourteen men, one hundred and sixty-six horses, with one hundred and seventy-six mule teams, one hundred ox teams, with between two and three months' supplies for Colonel JOHNSTON'S whole command. Accompanying these troops and provisions will be also the ordinary num-ber of teamsters, herdsmen, &c., armed likewise for defence.
Captain MARCY would arrive there, accompanied by Colonel LORING—who was at last advices following the Captain to provide him an escort—with five offi-cers, one hundred and ninety-four men.
With that portion of the reinforcements, it is cer-tain that General JOHNSTON will march at the time stated into Salt Lake City, as he is determined that not words but acts of submission only can be accepted from the Mormons.
It is rumored in the camp ; but not yet confirmed by travelers, that the Mormons had destroyed the bridge over the Sweet-water, near Independence Rock, and the other bridge over the north fork of Platte River, 100 miles west of Laramie, The de-struction of the latter would not be considered any great obstacle to the progress of reinforcements or the passage of supplies, as the Government ferry at Laramie would suit every purpose ; but during high- water the passage of the Sweet- water would be at- tended with considerable difficulty. The last mail from the States was only saved from falling into the hands of the Mormons by the presence of the dra-goon escort and the " Wind River party."
The Mormon women and children are reported traveling south, huddled together like so much cattle in open wagons. The sermons in the City are said to be furious against the Government. BRIGHAM had preached in such a style of the President and ex-Sen-ator BRIGHT that it could not be published.
The army is satisfied that the present move, through Col. KANE, is merely to obtain time and throw all operations late in the season, till it be-comes impracticable, and in the course of time feel-ing in the States might favor the withdrawal of the army altogether.
It is said that BRIGHAM is trying to sow dissension between Governor CUMMING and Gen, JOHNSTON.
A Little Later from Utah—Arrival of Col. Kane at from Fort Leavenworth.
From the St, Louis Republican, 20th.
Mr. ABEL GILBERT, of Weston, Mo., arrived at Fort Leavenworth on Sunday last, accompanied by Col. T. L KANE, w hose visit to Great Salt Lake City, by way of the Pacific, his interview with Gov. BRIG-HAM YOUNG, and his subsequent appearance at Camp Scott, has already been chronicled. Col. KANE has not yet reported himself here, but the officers of the Dickey state that they represent that the Mormons were dispersing from Salt Lake City, and going into the country. BRIGHAM YOUNG had abdicated the Gubernatorial chair. Gov. CUMMING was met, when thirty miles from Great Salt Lake City, by a deputation of Mormons and others, who escorted him to the city, where prep-arations were made to give him a grand reception as Governor of the Territory.
Mr. GILBERT comes direct from Great Salt Lake City.
Gov. DENNER was at Leavenworth City, and report-ed things at Fort Scott as in a more quiet state.
The telegraph dispatch announcing the death of Gen. LARIMER, of Pittsburg, by the explosion of a cannon at Leavenworth, is pronounced a hoax.
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