Putting till various reports from Salt Lake together, and balancing them with each other they do not prove as contradictory as at first sight one would pronounce them. Col. KANE, who went via California to Salt Lake, has been prom-inent in negotiations between BRIGHAM YOUNG and Gov. CUMMING. He is not clothed, it proves, with any diplomatic character by our Government, but bears a general letter of recommendation from the President, and possesses the confidence of the leading Mormons, having resided long among them. The success of his efforts extends only to a visit from Gov. CUMMING to Salt Lake City. YOUNG has, from the first, promised ad- mission to him without an army. His entry into the city unaccompanied, therefore, does not indi-cate anything more than that, contrary to expec-tation, he has consented to make an official visit to the Mormon city, without a demonstration of force.
This visit magnified is probably the only fact at the base of the rumor that the Mormons had fled to the White River Mountains, and that the war is at an end. The evidence does not substan-tiate either report. On the contrary, the entry of Gov. CUMMING is an occurrence that does not indicate any disposition on the part of the Mor-mons for flight or submission. They will seek to strengthen their position by an appearance of fairness. They will flatter the Governor and feast him. They will ward off, if possible, the blow suspended over them. They will get along with-out fighting if they can. But if any reliance can be placed on the manifestations of temper con-tinually received, they will not submit to the National Government, whatever of war and disas-ter the refusal may involve.
Those who count that the Mormon war is ended, we think, are in advance of the facts. The War Department regards the entry of Gov. CUMMING into Salt Lake, as of little significance. It is pos-sible he may accomplish something by diplomacy. If he does not, the time for stirring events is at hand.
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