STILL LATER FROM UTAH.
Return of Governor Camming to Camp Scott
—Everything Quiet in the Mormon Capital
—No News of Captain Marcy, &c.
ST. LOUIS, Wednesday, June 16.
A dispatch dated Leavenworth, the 13th inst., brought by United States Express to Booneville, says that two gentlemen, named MOLSEN and NICKERSON, arrived there last night, in 29 days from Camp Scott. They left Fort Bridger on the 14th of May, eight days subsequent to the last Express. Governor CUMMING was still at Salt Lake City. These gentlemen re-ported that General JOHNSTON had provisions sufficient to last him until the 10th of June ; that they bore a request from him to Colonel HOFFMAN to hurry the supplies forward, and that they met Colonel HOFFMAN, May 22d, fifteen miles beyond Platte Bridge, and two hundred and fifty miles from Camp Scott. His command was progressing well, but had lost fifty mules in the snow-storm previously reported. Colonel HOFFMAN, on receiving the order, immediately dispatched twenty-five wagon loads in advance of his column to the assistance of General JOHNSTON. They also met the Peace Commissioners at Platte Bridge, who would overtake Colonel HOFF-MAN. The same day they met Colonel ANDREWS, thirty-two miles beyond Fort Kearney.
On June 5 Col. MONROE was 100 miles beyond Big Blue. June 7, Col. MAY was in camp at Big Blue, and Col. MORRISON was at the Nemeha. On the 9th of June nothing had been heard of Capt. MARCY.
The army at camp Scott were in very good health. When about 60 miles west of Fort Laramie, Messrs. MOLSON and NICKERSON were passed by a Mormon ex-press from Salt Lake City, May 11, bound to Council Bluffs. The express party reported that Governor CUMMING had returned from Salt Lake to Camp Scott with themselves, but that they expected he would go back again to the city immediately. They also repre-sented everything as quiet and indicative of peace in the Mormon capital.
The Dispatches Received by General Scott.
Correspondence of the Evening Post.
WASHINGTON, Tuesday, June 15.
General SCOTT asserted last evening that new had been received from the headquarters of the army in Utah, to the effect that Governor CUMMING is liable o be betrayed by the Mormons; that the latter ap-peared to be making demonstrations to emigrate, as a whole, while in fact it was believed that they were only intending to remove their women and children , the scene of strife, and were actually preparing for conflict. These suspicions were strengthened by what are asserted as facts, that the Mormons have of all the approaches to Salt Lake City, and are fortifying the mountain passes, and assert their determination to resist the entrance of the Uni-ted States troops into the city.
Items from Camp Scott.
From Our Own Correspondent.
FORT BRIDGER, U. T., Monday, April 5, 1858.
On the 30th ult., the civilians who resided in Eckelsville, moved down and camped with the army. Their position is along the creek, a short distance in the rear of the head-quarters of Colonel JOHNSTON, which forms the centre of the line. The company of the 10th Infantry, under Lieut. KELLY, which was stationed at Eckelsville, was sent to Smith's Fork, in addition to a company of the 10th, under Lieut. DUD-LEY, to reinforce Col. COOK'S command of Dragoons, who are guarding the animals of the command.
The Governor, who has been living all Winter in a tent, found no difficulty in moving, but the remainder the civilians found it rather inconvenient to leave their comfortable houses. They are now, however, nicely settled in their new residences. Judge ECKELS and Dr. FORNEY, the Superintendent of Indian Af-fairs, have each constructed excellent houses, by stretching canvas over a frame of poles, and build-ng fire-places and chimneys of sods. The Marshal and other civilians are now residing in tents. The Court House, in which the United States District Court for this District meets to-day, consists of a fine large hospital tent, furnished for that purpose by Col. JOHNSTON, who has made every exertion to prom the comfort and convenience of the civil authorities.
There are several cases on the docket of the Court which will be tried at this session. It has been found necessary to summon a Grand Jury.
Justice BURR, assisted by Marshal DOTSON and a file of soldiers, made a descent, on the 1st inst., upon a gambling establishment which was opened in this camp on an extensive scale, and after surrounding it arrested some 16 or 18 persons, who were engaged in gambling. Such was their astonishment and com-plete surprise that many of them thought that it was an “April fool" joke which was being played upon them, but they found it rather a dear joke. Upon trial twelve were convicted before the Justice of the Peace of gambling, eleven of whom were fined in the sum of $50 each, and one in the sum of $80. Two others were held to ball to appear before the District Court to answer to the charge of keeping the gamb-ling house.
This has created quite a panic among the gamblers, and several who were not caught have already left the camp.
The weather has not been pleasant since I last wrote, in consequence of the high northwestern winds which have prevailed. We are, however cheered by the songs of birds, which are beginning to be quite numerous.
I have omitted to mention that Governor CUMMING to-day, before leaving, appointed W. J. MCCORMICK Esq., of Indiana, Secretary of the Territory pro tem., in the absence of Secretary HARTNETT.
Tribute to the Utah Army.
HEAD QUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF UTAH,
CAMP SCOTT, U. T., March 22, 1858.
General Orders, No. 18.
The following tribute of the General-in-Chief-curred in by the War Department—to the merit and soldierly bearing of the officers and men of the army of Utah, exhibited on the march to this camp, amid deep snows, severe storms, and numerous privations, is published to the army, in accordance with his wishes
"The General in-Chief desires, likewise, to tender through you, to the officers and men of your expedi-tion, the expression of his high appreciation of the noble energy, patience and spirit which they have displayed. The achievement to join you, in such com-paratively good condition, at so late a season, ap-pears specially worthy of commendation
By order of Colonel A. S. Johnston.
(Signed) F. J. Porter
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