Later from Utah Territory.
By the Overland Mail from Great Salt Lake City, we have correspondence, (published in another column) from that place to 8th November, the Desert News (Mormon paper) to November 3d and the Valley-Tan (Gentile paper) to the 5th. Our correspondence an- ticipates the chief news published in these papers.
The Valley-Tan says, that the fellow McDonald, who so brutally murdered the policeman Cook, at Great Salt Lake City, some time ago, as related in the Bulletin, had subsequently, at Black's Fort, been killed in an altercation with one E.P. Jones.
By the way of San Bernardino and Los Angeles, we have additional news of the state of matters in Utah Territory, particularly the southern portion. This was received by the arrival at San Bernardino, on 15th Nov- ember, of Mr. Hanks, Mr. David Savage, and a num- ber of former residents of the place, from Utah. Mr. Savage left Salt Lake City on 7th October. The prin- cipal news has long ago been anticipated in the Bul- letin by letters via Carson Valley, direct from the Mor- mon capital.
TROUBLESOME INDIANS IN THE TERRITORY, SOUTH.—The Southern Vinyard says:
Mr. Hanks saw a family of Pah-Utahs on the Mo- have river who informed him that a considerable num- ber of their tribe were about locating on that river. The road from Salt Lake City to San Bernardino is in- fested with Indians who are impudent, saucy and thievish. David, a Pah-Utah, who for some time has been in the service of Mr. Savage, was of essential service during the journey by faithfully advising Mr. Savage of the hostile intention of the Indians. It ap- pears that the Indians on this route make a practice of levying contributions upon all travelers. No party is allowed to pass without paying largely for the privilege. On one occasion the party of Savage and Hanks only escaped an attack by extra vigilance and caution in- duced by the information given by David. The Indians succeded in stealing and butchering one of their mules. A settlement has been commenced on the right bank of the Mohave a little below the first crossing, by the people from San Bernardino. They are putting up houses and preparing to cultivate the land.
THE MOHAVE MASSACRE.—The Indians on the Rio Virgin reported, some time since, (about the 15th Octo- ber,) that the Eye-ats (Motiave Indians) some of whom (thirteen) were in their village, had attacked and de- feated a party of Americans on the Colorado, killing a large number of the party and taking all their stock and property. One Eye-at was killed, one badly wounded and one slightly.
They reported that the cause of this attack was, that when Lieut. Beale came through there, he gave orders that no Indians should be permitted to come within certain lines—that the Indians went over these lines and were fired upon, and some killed. The Indians on the Virgin also say that the Mohave Indians are about leav- ing the Colorado, and for the present will locate them- selves on the Vegas.—Vineyard.
COTTON AND SUGAR IN UTAH.—Mr. Hanks informs us that fields of cotton have been successfully cultivated the past season on the Santa Clara and Virgin rivers, and also at Tocaville. It was estimated that 100,000 pounds would be made at those three places. There was a flood on the Santa Clara, the 1st of October, un- equalled for many years, which occasioned some loss to the cotton and other crops. The cotton is reported by Texan cotton growers to be equal in quality and quantity per acre, to any of the cotton lands of Texas. Preparation is making to cultivate cotton extensively the coming year.
Fields of Chinese sugar cane, of fine growth, have been raised in different parts of Utah, from which has been made a considerable quantity of superior syrup. It was supposed that more than 1,000 gallons would be made from the Church farm at Washington the present season.
Grape cutting from California, planted on the Santa Clara in 1857, promises well. Mr. Hanks thinks of taking out a quantity of cutting this winter for plant- ing at Parowan.—Ib.
INDIANS vs. THE MORMONS.—The accounts from San Bernardino confirm the previous tidings of the dissatisfaction existing between the Indians and Mor- mons. The Los Angeles Star says:
The Utah Indians are quite troublesome; they steal everything they can lay their hands on. About a month ago, they stole some horses. A detachment of dragoons was sent in pursuit, to recover the horses and bring the Indians to justice. An encounter took place, which resulted in the death of three of the former and one of the latter. They recovered most of the horses.
The Mormons seem to be in a dejected condition. They are scattered through the Southern settlements in small parties, and are in dread of the Indians. Parowan is the principal fort relied on for defence. It is sur- rounded by a wall ten feet high and six feet thick, en- closing a space of about 160 acres. But should the In- dians combine and a general outbreak commence, the Mormon people would have to retire to the north. They could not sustain themselves against the attacks of the savages, and driving stock would be out of the question.
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