UTAH.—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 High 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 was delivered on the same day. The Governor says they have kept peace with the Indians, though the 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 partially civilized. The need of a system of public education is urged. 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. The Deseret Theater was opened on the 22d December, with "All is not Gold that Glitters;" Gov. Young, the Quorum of the Twelve, the Heads of the Departments, &c., being present. A great snow storm occurred on New-Year's day, tearing up the salt-works, and doing some other damage. 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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