AFFAIRS IN UTAH.
We have advices from the Great Salt Lake City to the 28th of May. The Deseret News thus sums up the condition of affairs in Mormondom;
The crops, May 7, were very promising in the Salt Lake Valley. On the 5th a snow storm whitened the mountains nearly to their base. At Los Vegas, April 8, corn was six inches high. Sixty acres had been planted and 1,300 grape cuttings had been set out. May 14, abundant supply of asparagus, pie plant, salad and radishes at Salt Lake City. May 28, ripe strawberries, green peas and currants. Prospects still flattering for an abundant harvest. Health of the people good.
The News says: At home all is peace, happiness and prosperity. May 21, it urges the elders through-out the States to forward cuttings and seeds of valuable kind of fruit, and adds: Two substantial ferry boats have been built for the ferry on Bear River, north of Salt Lake City, designed, superin-tended and launched with the blessings of President Young.
HISTORIAN'S OFFICE, G. S. L. CITY,
May 29, 1856.
The Presidency and Twelve are well, also their fami-lies, with the exception of sister Mary Ann Young, who is now prostrated through her continued exertions in administering to the necessities of so many who were destitute the past season; she is a little easier to-day.
We learn by madam rumor that General Harney has been ordered by the Government to march his troops to the scene of the Indian wars in Oregon, and that he expects to replenish his supplies when passing through the northern part of this Territory. If this be true, he is bound to be disappointed, for the severe winter has killed four out of every five head of cattle in the northern counties; the desolation is deplorable—many persons are nearly ruined. The Church had last Octo-ber over 2,600 head in Weber and Cache counties; now they can count nearly 500. Gilbert and Gerrish had 700 head when they started from the Missouri river, now they have 95. Messrs. Kerr lost their en-tire herd, valued at $60,000, and all the citizens in pro-portion. Hundreds of persons have lived on dead cattle when they could be got at for snow, and now it has disappeared they are living on roots, weeds and greens. Although we have had the grasshopper plague and the excessive drought of last summer, and the unpar-alleled severe winter, now they have disappeared, every face is beaming with gladness, because the hand of the Lord has been seen in his mercifully send-ing the rain once a week this spring, which causes the wheat to rise from the ground as a harbinger of " the good time coming." Many are anxiously expecting to cut wheat by the 20th of June, and then we shall have a grand jubilee. The potatoes, corn, squash, peas and other vegeta-bles look well, and we expect to reap a bountiful har-vest to feed those who are here, and those who are wheeling the barrows over the plains. So be of good cheer, all is well in Zion.
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