Further from Utah.
The New York Times of yesterday contains several very interesting letters from Utah. The dates are to the 9th of April.
There seems to be no doubt of the statement that, through the negotiations of Col. Kane, Gov. Cumming had been invited by the Mormon leaders to visit the Salt Lake City. Great preparations had been made for his reception. The Governor accepted the offer, and started from the camp on the 5th of April. The latest account that we have of the progress of his journey is, that on the 7th he was met at Echo cañon, about 45 miles from the city, and was escorted by a guard of some thirty picked Mor-mons sent by Brigham expressly to meet him. We have reliable intelligence that the Mormons were emigrating from the valley to the White River Mountains, as some suppose, but the point to which the exodus is directed is not posi-tively known. There is no indication yet that the Mormon leaders are disposed to yield; but the people would undoubtedly submit to Federal authority, and would welcome the troops within their city, if they dared exercise any independ-ence of thought or action. They seem to be thoroughly enslaved by their spiritual oppres-sors.
The New York Tribune also has letters from its Fort Bridger correspondent, which come down to the 10th of April. The information is extremely meagre, but, so far as it goes, very important—foreshadowing, as it does, a peace-ful settlement of the Mormon troubles.
Colonel Kane arrived at the camp from Salt-Lake City on the 12th of March. He reached Fort Bridger alone, and in a state of great ex-haustion. The next day he waited on Gov. Cumming, whose guest he became. What the object of his visit was, remained a secret; but, as he had announced his name, and as he was known to be a friend of the Mormons, very bit-ter feelings appear to have been excited against him in the camp, under the impression, appa-rently, that he might bring the Mormon difficul-ty to a peaceful conclusion. On the strength of a statement in Hyde's book that he had been baptised a Mormon, he was denounced by many as a Mormon traitor, and it was proposed to cut short his negotiations by arresting him as a spy. These feelings grew still more bitter after Chief Justice Eckles had been taken into coun-cil by Kane and the Governor.
On the 17th Col. Kane left the camp, escorted by a company of dragoons, for an interview, as it was understood, with certain Mormons. He returned at night; and some pistol-shots which he fired by way of signal, according to an ar-rangement with the captain of his escort, being mistaken for a Mormon attack, the whole army turned out. Col. Kane, being fired at by a sen-tinel at two paces distance, had a narrow escape with his life. Col. Kane appears to have re-mained in the camp, a guest of the Governor, till the 7th of April, when he left for Salt Lake City, accompanied by Gov. Cumming and two men of the quartermaster's department.
The alleged refusal of an escort to the Gover-nor appears to be a mere camp rumor, and is probably without any foundation. Neither can the least reliance be placed on any of the reports as to the feelings or intentions of the Mormons. All the stories about their removal from the Valley are mere conjectures, and very unlikely ones. Col. Kane has not arrived at Leaven-worth; neither has Gilbert.
This is the substance of the Tribune’s news.
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