Advices from Great Salt Lake City give an account of the trial of the Indians who were concerned in the murder of Capt. Gunnison and his party on the Sevier River in October, 1853. Col. Steptoe soon after ar-riving in Utah made a demand on Caw-Osh, the chief of the Par-Vant Utahs, for the delivery of the mur-derers. Arrangements to this effect were made, and a military party under the command of Maj. Reynolds was sent to take charge of the murderers at Fillmore City, the headquarters of the tribe. He returned to Great Salt Lake City with four men and a squaw who had helped to strip the dead. On being brought to trial, the most decided evidence appeared against the criminals, showing them to have been guilty of delib-erate murder, but the Jury brought in a verdict of manslaughter in the second degree and they were sen-tenced to three years' imprisonment. It was acknowl-edged by several members of the Jury that they had received directions from Brigham Young to render the verdict which they gave. After receiving it, Judge Kinney who presided at the trial declared that it was in direct violation of the evidence. By the last ac-counts the Indian prisoners sentenced to three years' imprisonment made their escape from the new jail, a few miles from the city. The murderers of Gunni-son have thus entirely eluded the hands of justice. Thus ends Col. Steptoe's expedition. The Colonel was sent out to Utah expressly to obtain redress for Gunnison's murder. He did all that lay in his power, but we have seen that every effort has been frustrated. Great excitement prevails in Salt Lake City, and if the "Gentiles" were strong enough Brigham Young would be lynched. Col. Steptoe has declined the nomination of Governor of Utah, and Judge Kinney, Chief Justice, has been offered the appointment. He has stated that he will accept. Col. Steptoe's com-mand leave Salt Lake City on the 5th April for Rush Valley, from which camping-place they start for Cali-fornia in the beginning of May.
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