From Utah Territory.
The last mail from the West brought us a letter and some papers from the Great Salt Lake City, up to July 1. The news is not of remarkable interest. No rain had fallen for the six weeks pre-vious to the 1st July; and still, the gardens, and crops in general, looked fine, and promised an abun-dant harvest. There were some exceptions in fields of wheat, which had been burned, or perished for want of irrigation, as the streams were so low that a sufficient quantity of water could not be obtained to supply all.
Mr. Livingston, of the firm of Kinkead & Living-ston, arrived at the Great Salt Lake City in advance of his train, about the 14th of June, and had been so sick, with the Mountain fever that his life was de-spaired of, but he had recovered almost entirely.
Judge Brandenburg and Mr. Holliday arrived a few days before Mr. Livingston. One of Holliday's trains arrived the last of June—the other train was still behind.
Trade, it is said, opens dull, and it was feared that there was not money enough in the City to buy the merchandise that was coming. There was talk al-ready of taking part of it to Oregon, or some other quarter.
The people have had considerable difficulty with the Indians, by whom large numbers of cattle and horses had been stolen. The Mormons collected a party, and pursued the Indians into the mountains, and among the Cedars. They killed about a dozen Indians, broke up their encampment, and destroyed all their provisions. The Indians have stolen, at va-rious times, great numbers of mules, horses, and cattle.
The emigration to California is represented as quite small, though the intelligence from that quar-ter was very flattering. A very large emigration to California from the States was anticipated this sea-son, overland ; and it is said, unless this takes place, and money becomes more abundant, pecuniary affairs would be seriously affected.
Flour was selling at $8 per hundred, and it was supposed that it would go down to $6.
A few days before the date of the letter, the Presi-dent of the city gave a party to Judge Brandenburg, which was numerously attended, and everything passed off very pleasantly. In the diary of President Young, who, during the Spring, visited some of the distant Mormon settle-ments in the "South Counties," it is stated that he visited the ruins of an ancient city, where he found immense quantities of broken, burnt earthen-ware, painted according to their taste; arrow-points, adobes, burnt brick, a crucible, and every color of flint stones. The ruins were about two miles long and one wide ; one of them appeared to be the re-mains of a temple, and covered about an acre of ground. In digging into one of the ruins, pottery, adobes, a fire- place, and the burnt embers of the fire, were found.
[St. Louis Rep., 2d.
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