We have The Deseret News to Jan. 4. Utah is thriving. New post-offices and post routes are opened in various parts of the territory, and a Big School is advertised under the care of Prof. Orson Pratt. The Hall of the Council of Secretaries was dedicated on Dec 25. It is 53 feet long by 25 in width, having a hall 22 feet by 37, a gallery, a basement, and a com-modious ante-room—thus rendering it a most agree-able and convenient place for business, relaxation, or worship. It will cost, when completed, about $3,500. Up to the end of December the weather was warm, and garden and field work was going on. The Legis-lature met on Dec. 11. Heber C. Kimball was elected President of the Council, and Jedediah M. Grant Speaker of the Assembly. Gov. Young's Message whs delivered on the same day. The Governor says they have kept peace with the Indians, though tho expense of presents and other assistance to them has been considerable. Part of this expense ought to be borne by the General Government. Some Indians and Indian children have been partiall civilized. The need of a system of public education is urged. On manufactures, the Message holds the following language:
"I cannot refrain from again calling your attention to the subject of Home Manufactures, Large quantities of Wool, Flax, Hides. Furs, and almost every variety of the best mate-rial for the manufacture of Woolen Cloth, Linen, Leather, Hats, Soap, Candies, Glue, Oil, Sugar, Pottery, and Castings, are found in abundance, and easily procured, and yet we find large quantities of such articles annually imported, and pur-chased by the people, which causes a large and constant drain of our circulating medium. If a few hundred thousand dollars, which are now annually expended, and carried away for im-ported goods, were instead thereof, invested in Machinery and articles for Domestic Manufactures, it would prove far more ad-vantageous, and rapidly advance the prosperity of out thriving Territory. It would appear, that fhe expense aud trouble of transporting goods over a thousand miles of land carriage, would be sufficiently protective to encourage the capitalist to embark in domestic manufacturing. It is manifestly our inter-est as a people, to more generally produce from our own re-sources, articles for our own use. It is the spring of wealth to any community—of independence to any State. Much has been accomplished, but the very prices prove that the manufacture of all of the aeove mentioned articles, as well as many others, is a lucrative business, opening to the enterprise of many more of our citizens. If our market could be abundantly supplied with articles of domestic industry and economy, our object would be attained, the money retained in the country, and im-porters seek elsewhere a market for their goods. The Kanyon Creek Sugar Works, designed for the extensive manfacture of sugar from the beet are nearly ready for operation. The Works in Iron County, for the manufacture of iron from the ore, are in operation, although not as successful as could be desired. The operators have had many unforeseen obstacles, more or less incident to all new locations, and untried metals, as well as many adverse circumstances, to contend with; but it is gratifying and encouraging to know that they have so far been able to surmount them all; and have moreover acquired an experience which will greatly facilitate future operations. This branch of domestic manufacture has received considera-ble aid from the Public Treasury, and may, for a limited time, still need some assistance."
The making of roads and bridges has been actively prosecuted, and the State-House at Fillmore is almost done. There is backwardness in collecting and pay-ing in the taxes. The militia are improving, but more energy in getting armed and disciplined is recommended, as they do not know how long they can remain at peace with the Indians; forts should also be erected for defense during the present time of peace and prosperity. The operations of the Perpet-ual Emigrating Fund Company are dwelt on with satisfaction. By this means thousands have been brought from over-crowded countries and cities to till the land in the valleys of the mountains, and to make their granaries groan with the productions of the earth. We extract the conclusion of the Message:
“While thus briefly reviewing the condition and situation of our territory—our own beloved mountain home, I am forcibly reminded of her rapid progress during a short period of her ex-istence, also eliciting bript anticipations of her glorious future, when she shall emerge from territorial thraldom, and have her place among that mighty family of natiins, whose progress and power, whose influence and destiny, the disclosing eye of Om-nipotence can alone reveal. May we aid, by our united energy and ability, in observing the public good, that when we go hence, we may have the proud consciousness of having faith-fully kept and fulfilled the important trusts reposed in us by the people, whose servants we are, and whom we have the honor to represent."
The Deseret theater was opened on the 22d De-cember, with "All is not Gold that Glitters;" Gov. Young, the Quorum of the Twelve, the heads of the Department, & c., being present.
A great snow-storm occurred on New-Year's day, tearing up the salt-works and doing some other dam-age. Gov. Young gave a party the same day to the U. S. officers in the Territory. Adams's Express has been extended from California to Utah.
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