FROM SALT LAKE CITY.
Mr. STEPHEN ROSE, United States Indian Agent for the Shoshones and Utahs, and general acting agent for the Indians in the Salt Lake Valley, has arrived at St. Louis. He left Salt Lake City on the 31st of August. He ar-rived at Fort Laramie on the 22d of September, Fort Kearny on the 2d of October, and reached Independence on the 17th.
At Fort Laramie the Government train had arrived with the goods intended for annuities to the Indians. A great number of Sioux Indians were assembled around the fort, awaiting the arrival of Major Fitzpatrick, who was out on the South Fork of the Platte, with the Chayennes and Arrapohoes. The Indians were quite impatient for his arrival, so much so that the commanding officers of the fort had deemed it prudent to give them some provisions.
At Fort Bridger, when Mr. R. passed, a large number of Snakes, Nez Perces, and Flat Heads had assembled, expecting presents from the United States Government, which really they had no right to expect. A portion of the Snakes, and a few of the Flat Heads, attended the treaty at Fort Laramie last year, and there received a few presents. As the Snakes and Flat Heads are intermixed with these other tribes, they partake of the common ex-pectation, but none of them were embraced in the treaty, as they were out of the jurisdiction of Col. Mitchell and the commission to make the treaty. They were friendly, but much disappointed in not receiving annuities.
During the season the Snakes came in and made a treaty with the Yamponees. After the treaty was made they went out on a buffalo hunt, and fell in with a band of Chayennes, who killed some of the party, and they re-turned, asking advice and permission to go out on a war party, which was deferred until they could be advised by their Great Father.
The Snakes and other tribes have sent an embassy to Walker, the celebrated chief of the Utahs, desiring to make a treaty of peace with him and his tribe. No an-swer had been returned, and it was doubtful whether he would meet them.
During the trip In Mr. Rose's party experienced no mo-lestation from the Indians. They learned below Fort Kearny that a war party of the Pawnees were out against the Sioux, and for a few nights guarded their horses, fearing they might be stolen, but they were not molested.
In the Salt Lake Valley every thing was going on pros-perously and quietly. The crops this year are hardly equal to what was expected, but much greater than the demand for consumption. The Mormons are building up a dense city at Salt Lake. They have finished their Taber-nacle, and have commenced the Temple Wall. This is a wall fifteen feet high, which is to surround the Temple grounds, an area of about ten acres. The Temple is to be commenced in April next. Trade and business have been reasonably brisk in the Valley during the season, and the settlements are extending themselves out in va-rious directions.—St. Louis Republican of October 20.
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