FROM UTAH TERRITORY.
We have a file of the " Deseret News" for September, but the news is not of much interest.
The Mormon emigrating companies had all arrived from the States. One or two of the divisions suffered severely from the cholera at the start, but afterwards good health prevailed. According to the reports of the several com-panies they numbered two thousand and forty-six per-sons, three hundred and forty-four wagons and carriages, nineteen hundred and sixty-seven oxen, three hundred and forty-one cows and young stock, ninety-five horses and mules, twenty-four dogs, four hundred and thirty guns and pistols, and fourteen hundred and sixty pounds of ammunition. This, however, does not embrace those families and teamsters who are with merchant trains. The News of the 3d of September says :
" On Thursday last a few thousand millions of grass-hoppers descended in the settlements in the north of Utah county, destroying every green thing in their way. The last prospect for bread in that region is therefore suddenly snapt asunder. Bishop Evans on Sunday in-formed us that they were continuing their ravages when he left Lehi the evening previous.
"The Hon. Ezra T. Benson informs us that the county of Tooele is also visited by a similar plague, cutting off the last ray of hope for the farmers, as about forty grass-hoppers were at work on every stalk of corn; they de-stroy the silk first, which prevents the ear from filling, and entirely destroy the crop, even if they remain on a patch but a short time.
"On the 6th there was a meeting of the Elders who were going on foreign missions in the House of the Lord. Elders Asa Calkin, Joseph Smith Schofield, William J. Smith, John Sanderson, Thomas Whiteley, and James Lavender were blessed by Elders O. Pratt, E. T. Benson, and E. Snow, and set apart to go on missions to England. A hymn, 'Come, come, ye saints,' was sung. Christian Hyer, Thurston Sympson, (Norwegians,) Alexander Ott, Christian Frederick, Nelson Tweedy, (Germans,) Chris-tian Christianson, and Neils Lars Christesen, (Danes,) were also blessed and set apart to preach in the United States, under the direction of Elders John Taylor and Orson Spencer. Andrew Cunningham, Homer Duncan, Morris J. Snedaker, William F. Albrand, John Ostler, William Wilford Allen, Henry Boley, sen., Conrad Kline-man, John F. Snedaker, Joseph B. Robinson, Marshall C. Kinsman, and Danielson Buren Barney were blessed by President J. M. Grant and Elder Erastus Snow, and set apart to preach in the United States, also under the direction of Elders John Taylor and O. Spencer.
"The above missionaries took their departure from this city on Monday, 10th, and Tuesday, 11th, in good health and spirits, with the prayers and blessings of the saints accompanying them."
Some idea of the improvements in Utah may be formed from the following:
"The county court-house now being built in the 14th ward is rapidly progressing under the efficient operations of the contractors. The stone basement is finished and the workmen are rapidly laying up the adobes. It is 45 by 50 feet on the ground, is to be two stories above the basement, and the dome will rise to the height of 73 feet. The Church Recorder and Historian's office and dwelling will soon be ready for the roof. It will be a commodious, handsome, and well-finished building. Gov. Young's large dwelling-house, just east of and in connexion with his office and mansion, is enclosed, and the workmen are busily engaged in finishing it.
"A handsome cobble-stone wall, ten feet high, has been built from the centre of the south line of the Tith-ing Office block north to the centre of the block, and on the east and west line through the centre of the block, and it is designed to continue it round until the south half is enclosed."
Various branches of manufacture were starting up. Pruning knives, the Congress knife, saws of every de-scription, castings of every kind were being turned out at the public workshop. In the news of the 25th of Sep-tember it is said:
"Saturday, 22d instant, raining; snow fell on the mountains for the first time this season. Since the 22d the weather has been pleasant, and very favorable to the ripening of late corn crops. Should it continue so a short time longer there will be quite an addition to our small stock of breadstuff. Slight frosts on the low lands Sep-tember 17, 18, and 19."
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