From The St. Louis Republican, April 21.
By yesterday's mail we received a file of The Great Salt Lake City News to the 1st of March. The news is not of any general interest. We extract a few items:
INDIAN WALKER.—In addition to the information in Br. David Lewis's letter, published in number 48, we learn by letter from Br. Thos. R. King, dated at Fillmore, Jan. 31, that Walker and his band came from Parowan, and camped on Corn Creek, early in January; and, on the 10th he and Bishop Bartholo-mew took him five sacks of flour, and some potatoes and tobacco. He received the brethren very kindly, and said that he and his band were friendly, and if the Pah-vantes and Pah-edes were mad he did not know it. He intended to stop until after sowing and plant-ing were over, and then go to the Navajo country and trade for and bring in a large fleck of sheep. There were from 10 to 15 sheep then in camp.
On the 31st, Amon camped at Fillmore, and said he should remain there until it was determined who succeeded to the Chieftainship, made vacant by the death of his brother. The weather had been very pleasant, and the health of the citizens good.
Editor of The News.—Sir: I left this city on the 8th instant, in company with Dr Garland Hunt, In-dian Agent for Utah, to visit the Indians in the Southern Settlements, there being great excitement among them in consequence of Walker's death.
The Indians at Lehi were friendly, and disposed to work; those at Springville were cross, and excited, ready to accuse the Mormons, while they themselves live by begging, and have burned up two miles of fence.
Those at Payson were friendly, and anxious to farm in the spring. Wah-woo-ner, the one who killed Keel, was at Nephi, making heavy demands upon the inabitants for cattle and flour, but to no effect.
At Fort Ephraim, there were a number of the Pe-cootch-i-ches and Shib-e re-ches from the Uinta coun-try; they appeared friendly.
On arriving at Manti we found Ar-a-peen very friendly, and quite humble. He was anxious to be chief in Walker's place. He has had a remarkable vision, about Walker's death, which he told us. It appears that Walker, while gambling with some Pah van-tes, broke a blood-vessel, which caused his death. Ar-a-peen thinks the Pah van-tes made bad medicine for him. Walker had his senses until the last, and requested his brothers to kill a Pi ede wom-an, (who was in a delicate condition ) to etrangle, with lassoes, two Pi ede girls, and bury alive a Pi-ede boy ten years old; to kill sixty horses and six sheep. Twenty of the horses ran off while the others were being killed.
On our return to Palmyra, we visited Pe-te-teneet's band, and found them very friendly and lazy. Dr. Hunt took much pains to instruct and encourage the natives in doing right: and manifested a lively inter-est in improving their condition. At the next new moon all the neighboring tribes are to meet at Neph to elect a chief. D. B. HUNTINGTON, Interpreter.
G. S. L. City, Feb 16, 1855.
The weather, since our last mention, has been so pleasant most of the time, until the 11th inst., that but little fire was necessary to make sitting rooms comfortable. About 11 ½ P. M. of the 10th, the wind from the west blew a gale, and during the night a slight shower laid the dust, and more snow fell on the mountains. 11th, cloudy with raw wind. 12th, some cloudy; coolish. 13th, 9 A M., entirely overcast, foggy, still and cool; 10 ½ A M., spitting snow and sprinkling. 14th, clear, and very mild.
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