AFFAIRS IN UTAH.
Weather in Utah—Crops—Miscellaneous in-telligence—Violence—Accidents, &c. Correspondence of the New-York Times.
GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, Sept. 7, 1860. Nearly the whole of the month of August was fine hot weather, until the people began to grumble, as they will always grumble about the weather. But with September came a change, cool winds and colder nights, clouds, and sometimes a little rain—very un-mistakable indications of the Fall, and highly sug-gestive of the propriety of preparing for another moun-tain Winter.
We have experienced a very favorable harvest time to secure our bountiful crop. I am informed that wheat and cats can be bought here for $1 per bushel, though in the ordinary way of trade, the price runs from $1 25 to $1 50. The tightness of the money mar ket here, and the reduced price of grain and flour, have caused many of our merchants to freight consid-erable quantities of flour to Pike's Peak. Among the firms, engaging in this trade may be mentioned MIL-LER, RUSSELL & Co., Messrs. PERRY, HOCKADAY & BURR, CALISHER & Co. In this flour trade the mer-chants secure two profits—the profit on the goods which purchase the flour, and the profit on the flour itself. This accommodates the Utah folks, for they cannot raise cash, but they can raise flour from the land.
But there are some symptoms of alarm among the very faithful at this exportation of the staff of life. So we hear of meetings and agitations in divers places, and protective resolutions to keep grain and flour at a stated and uniform value. But the mer-chants do not seem to fear these movements, for ex-perience tells the old trader that gold and dry goods rarely fail in this portion of the country of bringing all the grain and flour desired. Still there are a number of very prudent Mormons who are carefully hoarding up their grain for the time to come.
A train of ten wagons, with forage and workmen, passed from Camp Floyd through this city, on the way to the neighborhood of Fort Hall, for the relief and assistance of the dragoons sent out that way the past Summer, and to assist them to return to Camp Floyd.
A week ago two Indian horse stealers were arrest-ed in this city and placed in durance vile, examined and sent back to Ogden to be dealt with accord-ing to law. They were charged with stealing two or three horses from Weber County, one of which was found in their possession. The horses have been, re-covered.
The Directors of the various Agricultural Societies in this Territory are making their calculations for their usual annual "fairs," or exhibitions of the genius and skill of the various trades, professions and occupations. The Provo folks seem determined to surpass. Prizes are to be given for every imaginable superiority. But those people who go “the day after the fair" are to see something as good as the "best-horse races, and plowing and shooting matches. Now don't say the Mormons have no enterprise.
The bears deserve a word or two this week. About a week ago a grizzly was killed in a field south o and near to this city. He had been prowling round the fields and gardens for several days. Several men tracked him to his lair, and then speedily put an end to his career. He was in good condition and weighed about 300 pounds, he was exhibited for a short time in the shop of one of our butchers.
Another Bruin had rather the best of a fight with two hunters near the Weber Coal Mines. When first wounded he made off, and the men incautiously pur-sued too hotly, for Mr. Grizzly turned upon his foes, knocked the foremost down, tore his face and handled him without gloves or any studied politeness it is a good thing to have a pair of heavy boots, and the bear evidently respected such weapons, for a free use of them caused his bearship to relinquish his advantages and slide off, which he did with success, the other man having evidently the most profound respect for the grizzly's performances, as he never raised his gun to stop the retreat.
JOSEPH CLAYTON, a youth of about fourteen, was last Saturday kicked by a mule, by which his skull was fractured. The boy is recovering.
MICHAEL SANDERS, of Smithfield, Cache Valley, in taking his gun, heavily charged with buckshot, from his wagon, by the muzzle, it went off unexpectedly, and drove the whole charge through his arm. A fool-ish way to handle a loaded gun.
A small detachment of troops, a few clays ago, re-covered fourteen head of cattle with the United States brand on, from a herd in Provo Kanyon, and arrested A. HIGGINS, the keeper of the flock, who soon after escaped.
MILLER, RUSSEL & Co.' s herd was attacked a few days ago in Utah County. An attempt by night was made to run off the cattle, when quite a little battle ensued between the herdsmen and the thieves, the latter however getting worsted and making off. One of the herdsmen was struck on the head and rendered insensible till morning. Two of the thieves were un-horsed in the combat.
The case of B. YOUNG vs. Marshal DOTSON still hangs on before the Probate Court. Capt. HETH and his Ex-cellency Gov. CUMMING are among the witnesses. Quite a number of visitors from Camp Floyd attend the Court, which gives rather a stirring look to things. The Marshal is desirous of foiling the Probate Court by pleading informality of process, or throwing the blame upon others, or by an appeal to the District Court.
Mr. WENTZ, Chief Clerk in the Surveyor-General's office, and Mr. JONES, a lesser clerk, returned from the East last Saturday. These gentlemen came along with Gen. STAMBAUGH. His other clerks think of re-turning to the States, and indeed so does the old Gen-eral himself. They are all either tired or disgusted with Mormondom, or they wish to see their friends and home, or they want to take a hand in electing a President, or at least of shouting at the election.
A skeptic might ask what was the utility of the Sur-veyor-General institution in Utah. The whole time of the present incumbent since his arrival in Utah has been filled up in investigating the alleged dishonest actions of other public functionaries, viz., the affairs of Indian Agent FORNEY, and the defective surveys of former Surveyors.
Judge FLANIKIN, it seems, is going to Carson Valley, to supersede Judge CRADLEBAUGH. But suppose CRAD-LEBAUGH won't be superseded? That will make another very pretty complication of the rather tangled state of Utah affairs.
Judge FLANIKIN'S son, who accompanies his father, got into a street row the night before last, with "DICK PETIT," and the police lodged both gentlemen in the calaboose. The next day a Justice of the Peace in-formed them of the price, or fixed it, for their lodgings.
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