AFFAIRS IN UTAH.
Joe Morris and His Doings—The Sect to be Suppressed—Emigrants from the East—The Indians.
Correspondence of the New-York Times.
GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, Thursday, June 12,1862.
We are still likely to have interesting times in this Valley, on account of the temporal transgressions caused by the spiritual secession of JOE MORRIS and his tribe. He doubtless feels high and lifted up, for it is stated that there have been recently some very grand doings in his village imposing ceremonies, magnificent pageantry, and all that. For be it known that the prophet JOSEPH MORRIS has been anointed, consecrated, and crowned King of something or somebody, with plaudits and rejoicings of no com-mon order among a number of the sons and daugh-ters of Adam out here. So you see there was a mean-ing in JOE declaring that he and his adherents did not consider themselves subject to any authority repre-sented by United States Chief Justice KINNEY.
The Judge, however, notwithstanding JOE'S great im-portance, was considerably irritated over the matter, and talked much about magnifying the law. Neigh-bors, but not disciples, of MORRIS, kept continually importuning the Judge about MORRIS' people taking down fences, and turning cattle into growing grain, and sundry little accidents of that stamp, until the Judge, resolved to act energetically, and as trespass, contempt of court, &c., furnished fresh occasion for legal documents, such were forthcoming, with a re-quisition on the Governor for a posse to enforce re-spect to the documents. Accordingly, the Governor has ordered out three or four hundred militia, a small portion of it cavalry. This morning, near that num-ber marched out of this city, with two little field pieces, under Col. R. T, BURTON. But to make the thing sure, it is probable that reinforcements will be mustered in the settlements north, so as to render available a larger force, if necessary, the object evi-dently being to offer such a strong appearance as shall make resistance useless. The headquarters of the sect will be reached to-night or in the morning, and it is to be hoped that the devotees will listen to the arguments presented, and avoid all unnecessary effusion of blood.
It is currently reported about town that MORRIS is well supplied with small arms, and is not entirely des-titute of artillery, as he has for some time been pre-paring for such an emergency. A kind of common stock prevails among his disciples, which makes it a tolerably good place for the poor. They put in no grain, as this city, according to MORRIS, is shortly to fall into the hands of his faithful.
The practice of artillery, the bristling of small arms, the marching of troops to and fro, and the eager wait-ing for news, produces a state of things here some-what in keeping with that in every city and town in the States east of us. It may be that we shall be treated to scenes of carnage, for it is hard to tell what people may do when fighting in the name of their religion. There are some who expect nothing less than a fight, but the more general anticipation is to the contrary. It is commonly understood that MOR-RIS has instructed his followers to fight if anywhere near equal numbers come up, but if the enemy be evidently overpowering, then the Lord is to be invoke to scatter the persecutors, and a glorious triumph is to he the result. The latter plan is certainly the safest to pursue, and betrays a ground for hope that JOE will be "sensible to the last," and not lead his people in armed array against the law of the land. May be he will "flee to the mountains," and thus lead the authorities a wild-goose chase.
Though the mail comes on so slowly, emigrants from the States are passing through our city on their way to California. Messrs. NOYES and REED, with a company of about thirty, passed through on Tuesday, and another is now in the city. The first company left Omaha, N. T., about the last of April, and let it be noted that this was a week or two after the total stoppage of the overland mail, and the mall is not here yet!
Superintendent DOTY has returned from a visit to the Indians westward. He has left his Secretary, Mr. AMOS REED, at Deep Creek and Ruby Valley, that he may learn more of the Indians, and promote their interest and that of the Government. Mr. DOTY re-ports the Indians in that section as anxious to learn the arts of peace. The Superintendent has recently furnished the red men of Millard County with sundry plows and other agricultural implements, besides otherwise looking after their welfare.
The silkworms are now busy spinning their little yellow cocoons in various parts of the Territory, and the nursery-men are raising the price of mulberry trees, and propagating them extensively.
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