FURTHER FROM UTAH.
Arrival of Seventy Mormon Families at Camp Scott.
ST. LOUIS, Friday, June 19.
Additional details by the Salt Lake mail say the seventy Mormon families had arrived at Camp Scott asking protection, which was given.
Capt. HARRIS, with 258 head of beef cattle, was met at Harris' Fork, 15 miles this side of Camp Scott.
For two weeks the troops had been living on eight ounces of flour, and a half pound of beef per day.
Lieut. SMITH was met on Green River, traveling 48 miles per day.
The mail party averaged 65 miles per day for the whole trip.
The Utah News.
DETAILS OF ADVICES PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED BY TELEGRAPH.
From the St. Louis Democrat, June 16.
The party of Colonel KANE, from Camp Scott, ar-rived here yesterday morning on the steamer Emi-grant. The Colonel remained but a few hours, leav-ing for Washington on the Ohio and Mississippi af-ternoon train. The information brought by his party, I of whom we may give the name of Major HOWARD EAGAN as authority, repeats, with additional interest-ing details that telegraphed to us from Boonville on Monday night.
The party left Camp Scott on the 16th of May. Governor CUMMING had returned there from Salt Lake City. He stated that, almost instantly upon his arrival at the Mormon City, he found the population moving oil. The movement had indeed commenced, and shortly increased till the entire people of the northern settlements were in motion. BRIGHAM YOUNG formally delivered into his hands the "Great Seal" and all State records. The Mormon chiefs appeared particularly solicitous that Governor CUMMING should take possession of these mo-mentous documents, relying upon this mea-sure as the only one for their preservation They were urgent that the Governor should at once deposit them in a fire proof safe. The reason of this soon transpired with the discovery that extensive preparations had been skilfully made to give the city to the flames, a la the Russians at Moscow. Large quantities of dried fence-wood had been arranged in many houses which a match would have kindled to a conflagration. Happily better counsels prevailed among the leaders, and strenuous endeavors were successfully made by the major part of the popula-tion to prevent the catastrophe.
Having received the capitulation of BRIGHAM, and taken efficient means to prevent the still-dreaded burning of the city, Gov. GUMMING deemed proper, if possible, peacefully to prevent the migration south-ward, and set off after the trains. The whole popula-tion of the northern settlements were on the road—a few guards alone being left in the villages. The num-ber of men, women and children could scarcely be less than 35,000. Many were far advanced, so that it was useless to pursue them. The forward trains were three hundred miles southward down the valley. The Governor counted seven hundred and fifty wagons laden with families. They were abundantly provisioned. Many hundreds had "hutted" by the way ; i.e. had built adobe houses of the road mud. The cold and heavy rains had disap-pointed their expectations of the dry weather neces-sary to the permanency of such structures, and had washed away their walls. They were thus left ex-posed to the winds and rains. But there appeared no very serious suffering, though much and trying incon-venience. The attempt to procure a general aban-donment of the march was of course futile.
There is uncertainty about the destination which the Mormon leaders now propose to themselves. They keep their own counsel in this respect with re-markable closeness. The suggestion that they were bound for Cedar City is rather discredited by the fact that they have driven large herds of their cattle much southward of that point. It is feared that they may coalesce with some of the Indian tribes of the South, which are already sufficiently vexatious, and thus give much trouble to the Govern-ment. They themselves complain bitterly of the treatment of roving parties of Indians, who, finding them defenceless on the road, cannot resist the temptation presented by so much booty. The In-dians ridicule the Mormons, saying that they are squaws, and can't fight.
Camp Scott remained healthy. The accounts of inadequate provisions have been exaggerated. The quality of their fare is alone matter of complaint with the troops. Gov. CUMMING has taken efficient steps to remedy all inconvenience, and preclude the possibility of suffering in the army from this source.
About twenty miles west of Platte Bridge, Col. KANE met the supply train of Col. HOFFMAN, and also the United States Commissioners, for whose arrival Col. JOHNSTON has hitherto been reported as waiting.
The departure of the Mormons appears to be con-ceived by their leaders, and by those in the Ameri-can camp, as probably the best course feasible. The coolness, address and firmness of Governor CUM-MING in securing the adoption of this alternate s to war, are strongly attested by the eye-witnesses of his conduct. His management of the army in its critical circumstances also elicits, and we doubt not de-serves warm encomiums.
From the St. Louis Republican, June 16.
By the politeness of Mr. FAY WORTHEN, late from Salt Lake City, we are in possession of full dates from that place to the 13th ult. Mr. WORTHEN came in with Colonel KANE'S company to Florence, N. T., and passes through this city on his wav to Springfield, the residence of his father, Dr. WORTHEN, State Geologist of Illinois. Mr. WORTHEN volun-teered, with only one companion, to carry Governor CUMMING'S first dispatches to Colonel JOHNSTON—though the road between Camp Scott and Salt Lake City was, for along distance, beset by hostile Indians—for which service he received the Governor's thanks. Although the snow was still deep upon the moun-tains, he accomplished the journey in forty-eight hours. Mr. WORTHEN’S conversation possesses much interest from the fact of his having passed the whole of last Winter at Salt Lake City. He reports a higher degree of efficiency in the Mormon military than was generally supposed—indeed, would imply that our gallant little army under JOHNSTON was ex-posed to greater danger than they were aware of.
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 occupied 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 af-ter 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 between Salt Lake City and Bridger had been called in, in obedience to orders from Governor CUMMING, except a company of fifty, who professed to be out with his approval.
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 succeeded also in keeping out of the way of the Mor-mon videttes and stragglers until close upon one of their principal outposts. The first trapper 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 100 other horse and Mormon Brigadier. The Brigadier received Gov. C. with great politeness, and informed him that no opposition would be offered by his command to the Governor's proceeding to Salt Lake City, but he would do well to be provided with an escort.
Governor CUMMING was escorted by one party and another all the way to the Valley ; and with their as-sistance, when the road was bad or the snow trouble-some, he arrived in good health, and expressed him-self 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 Cañon, where a large body of troops was stationed, about whose sen-timents toward the Governor there was reason to doubt. Governor CUMMING settled the matter by say-ing 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 Cañon must have been a remarkable one. The Governor and his escort I 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 joie, too, let him hear sufficiently distinctly 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 10 o'clock one evening, and a report of their tenor was circu-lated in Salt Lake City early the next evening. The distance is about fifty miles. It was a pretty uncom-promising sort of speech, but its effect on the popular mind was decidedly favorable.
The old hands generally stood aloof from Governor 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 heroic lady, with him. Mr. W. thinks the general feeling is now such towards the Governor that he can do so without peril.
Much division prevailed among the Mormons re-warding their policy under present circumstances. Mr. W., however, was "sanguine" as 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 as 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 re-mark, particularly 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 intended by the Mormons. He thinks they would not interfere with emigrants to California, con-ducting themselves discreetly. The Indians would not, he is confident, molest Americans stating them-selves to be such. Mr. W.' s opinion, however, is de-cidedly in support of additional levies. In case of war, he does not think 10,000 men would be a suffi-cient 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 somewhat resented Gov. C.'s issuing a proclama-tion inviting persons injured to apply to him for re-dress. For nearly a week, they came in large numbers to his residence, where he had their narratives writ-ten 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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