INTERESTING PARTICULARS FROM SALT LAKE CITY. The St. Louis Republican has received from. Mr. Fay Worthen, who spent the whole of last winter in Salt Lake City, and who came in with Col. Kane's company to Nebraska, N . T . , some interesting details of affairs among the Saints, which we copy:
"With respect to the movement of the 1st of March, it was not known in Salt Lake City whether it was to be an attack on Gen. Johnston's position or that occu-pied by Col. Cooke, at Henry's Fork, alone. The first regiment (horse) of the new levy had marched before Col. Kane's arrival, in February. Shortly after that event, orders went to Bear river to stop their advance, and the military organization was restored to the same state as last fall, reducing the effective force under orders to little over two thousand. The entire force be-tween Salt Lake City and Bridger had been called in, in obedience to orders from Gov. Cumming, except a company of fifty, who professed to be out with his ap-proval.
Gov. Cumming's adventures had been the general theme of conversation in the Valley when Mr. W. left. Evading a predatory band of the Ban-acks and Sho-sho-nees by taking off the road to the north, he suc-ceeded also in keeping out of the way of the Mormon videttes and stragglers until close upon one of their principal outposts. The first trooper discovered him by a spring near Bear river, and made off, but soon returned, followed by 28 others, who, closing 14 before and 14 behind, conducted the Governor to one of their stations, where were about a hundred other horse and a Mormon brigadier. The brigadier received Gov. C. with great politeness, and informed him that no opposition would be offered by his command to the Gov-ernor's proceeding to Salt Lake City, but he would do well to be provided with an escort.
Gov. Cumming was escorted by one party and another all the way to the valley and with their assistance, when the road was bad or the snow troublesome, he arrived in good health, and expressed himself as very little fatigued. The story in Salt Lake was, that some of the Governor's escort had endeavored to dissuade him from proceeding by Echo Canon, where a large body of troops was stationed, about whose sentiments toward the Governor there was some reason to doubt. Governor Cumming settled the matter by saying that he wished to meet them for that very reason. This pleased the Mormons he was with; and, as it would appear, the garrison at Echo also, to whom word was sent in advance that the Governor was coming. The scene at the Canon must have been a remarkable one. The Governor and his escort were brought to pretty roughly by the various guards and pickets, but as soon as the last one was passed, the sky was on fire with bonfires among the rocks, where the soldiers had been gathering piles of dry cedar during the day. A quite general feu de joi, too, let him hear sufficiently distinct-ly the echoes from which the defile takes its name. The remarks made by Gov. Cumming in reply to an address from the Colonel commanding at Echo, must have been looked for with interest by the Mormons in favor of the admission. They were delivered about ten o'clock one evening, and a report of their tenor was circulated in Salt Lake City early the next evening. The distance is about fifty miles. It was a pretty uncompromising sort of speech, but its effect on the popular mind was decidedly favorable.
The old hands generally stood aloof from Gov. C., (Mr. W. thought), but he had made great headway with the boys, who voted him quite the thing.
In a speech which had excited much enthusiasm, he had promised them that he would return from Camp Scott within a week, and would bring Mrs. C, his he-roic lady, with him. Mr. W. thinks the general feel-ing is now such toward the Governor that he can do so without peril.
Much division prevailed among the Mormons regarding their policy under present circumstances. Mr. W., however, was sanguineas to the success of the peace party.
Brigham Young had come out openly in their favor, and Mr. W. does not think any man or men in the church can stand up against him, and regards any unpopularity on his part but temporary. Young had gone so far as to station a guard in Salt Lake City, and several upper settlements, to prevent their being burned, which had been the cause of some remark, particulariy in the Southern settlements. But they complained most bitterly of his not allowing them to take the supply trains this spring, and said that he intended letting them all come in and make Bridger impregnable. Mr. W.'s personal opinion is that no attack on United States troops or trains is now in-tended by the Mormons. He thinks they would not interfere with emigrants to California conducting themselves discreetly. The Indians would not, he is confident, molest Americans stating themselves to be such. Mr. W.'s opinion, however, is decidedly in sup-port of additional levies. In case of war he does not think 10,000 men would be a sufficient force for our purposes.
Mr. Worthen confirms the report of the evacuation of Salt Lake City, which commenced shortly after Gov. Cumming arrived. Except around the guard-houses, the city is almost a solitude. The Mormons had some what resented Gov. C.'s issuing a proclama-tion inviting persons injured to apply to him for redress. For nearly a week they came in large numbers to his residence, where he had their narratives written down, and when he returned to Camp Scott he carried the whole of them off with him. No doubt this praiseworthy step had cooled the feelings of some of Gov. Cumming's Mormon adherents; but Mr. W. does not think it will prove enough so to alter matters materially."
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