THE LAST NEWS FROM UTAH.
Further Particulars of the Reported Submission of the Mormons.
From the St. Louis Republican, May 18.
As a matter of course, great interest was felt Sun-day and yesterday to ascertain whether the news of peace in Utah, which we made public on Sunday, was correct or not. Some bad their doubts, who had real-ly no interest in the matter; while those who had such interest, were hopeful that it would turn out to be incorrect. So the matter stood until yesterday morning, when the telegraph brought the following dispatch for the Associated Press:
LEAVENWORTH, May 14, 1858.
From Boonvitte, May 17.
An unofficial dispatch as received yesterday at Fort Leavenworth, stating that Gov. CUMMING had made a peaceable entry into Salt Lake City, on the 1st of April. No resistance was offered to the army, which had not entered the city, but which was in readiness to march in case of an emergency.
A private letter received by Col. RICH, at Fort Leaven-worth corroborates the foregoing statement, which is uni-versally credited here
During the day we received the following note from a source certain to be well informed in the matter:
LEAVENWORTH CITY, Thursday, May 13, 1858.
Some startling news reached here this morning from Camp Scott the effect that peace had been made be-tween the Mormons and Uncle Sam.
Whether peace has been made or not no one knows, but it is certain that the mao KANE, of Philadelphia, sent out from Washington last Winter, vid California, to Salt Lake City, went through Colonel JOHNSTON'S camp, and after several consultations in camp returned to the city in company with Governor CUMMING. This leads to the surmise of peace.
I get the Laws from a person I know and it is reliable.
At a still later hour we had an interview with Mr. GERRISH. an intelligent gentleman, who was a passen-ger in the J D Perry, and who left Camp Scott on the 10th of April, and stopped a short distance from that camp for two days. His information from that camp is, therefore, to that date, and from Salt Lake City to the 9th. While his information does not corroborate the news al eady given to the full extent, it leaves no room to question the fact that Governor CUMMING had entered Great Salt Lake City, In order to account for this change in the aspect of affairs, it may be well to premise that Colonel THOMAS L. KANE, who was sent out as a Peace Commissioner, by way of Califor nia, arrived in Great Salt Lake City on the 25th of February ; that he remained there eight days ; that after that time he proceeded to Camp Scott; that, while there, he frequently passed from the camp to a place of conference with the leading Mormons, outside of the city; that in pursuance of negotiations then entered into, Gov. CUMMING left Camp Scott for Great Salt Lake City on the 5th, and was met by a gentleman on the 9th, on Weber River, two days' travel from the city. He was accompanied by Colonel KANE, and escorted by PORTER ROCKWELL, H. EGAN and other Mormons. His arrival was anticipated on the 11th, and handsome apartments were provided and preparations made to receive him in good style. A gentleman who knows all about the Mormon people, and was just from Salt Lake City, told our informant that the general feel-ing was in favor of peace, only a portion of the lead-ers, perhaps those who had offended against the laws, advocating resist_ nce.
Mr. GEBRISH was only nine days in making the trip from Camp Scott to Fort Laramie. Before his depar-ture a scouting party, in charge of B. F. FICKLIN, about whose safety some apprehensions had been felt, returned to the camp.
The provision trains intended for Camp Scott left Fort Laramie on the 24th April. Col. HOFFMAN, with his escort of cavalry, was to leave on the 25th. On the arrival of these supplies, Col. JOHNSTON'S com-mand would be put in possession of every thing neces-sary to their comfort.
Capt MARCY, with his force from New-Mexico, and horses, mules and some three thousand sheep, was beard from, on what is called the Cherokee trail, two hundred miles to the south of Fort Laramie. He had not been joined by the three companies of troops detailed by Gen. GARLAND as an escort, and was wait-ing for them, when heard from. The large number of animals attached to his command made his pro-gress necessarily very slow, but he was certain to reach Camp Scott by the 20th of May.
The incoming party experienced heavy rains from the time of leaving Fort Laramie, and the roads were in wretched condition. Mails were met at va-rious points on the road, and the mail of the 26th March, from Camp Scott, has arrived at Fort Leaven-worth.
Gov. POWELL and Maj. MCCULLOUGH, the Peace Commissioners, were met on the 6th May, twenty miles west of Fort Kearney.
CONTRADICTORY RUMORS—STILL LATER, AND THE NEWS NOT SO GOOD.
From the St. Louis Democrat, 18th.
The United States transport Mink arrived yester-day at 9 A.M., from Fort Leavenworth. She left that point on Friday, the 14th inst., at 5 P.M.—one day after the J. H. Lucas.
The officers of the Mink report no change in mat-ters at the Fort, but things were progressing briskly, and vast preparations were still going on for a gen-eral departure. The detachment of 314 dragoons, being companies A, B and C, which she conveyed to the Fort, were about to start for Fort Riley, and from thence they were to march for the city of the Saints. Their object in going to Fort Riley was to conduct supplies to that position.
A mes enger had arrived at Fort Leavenworth, from Salt Lake City, the day before the arrival of the Mink at the former place, but Lieut. RENO stated that no news of any account was brought by him. The officers, privates, citizens and all, seemed to under-stand, by the latest information, that the Mormons were as determined as ever to resist the troops, and the last express messenger bro-ught tidings to the effect that, from out Salt Lake City, the women and children, in large numbers, were being sent southward, as if to be out of harm's way.
A rumor, which is of little consequence, as it was contradicted almost as soon as started, prevailed at Leavenworth, to the effect that the Mormon forces had an encounter with Col. JOHNSTON'S command, routing them, killing 250, and driving the latter be-fore them for a distance of 150 miles.
THE VERT LATEST—THE FORMER INTELLIGENCE REAFFIRMED.
Sr. Louis, Thursday, May 20.
The steamer John H. Dickey, from Leaven-worth on the 17th inst., brings intelligence of the ar-rival of Col. KANE and ABBE GILBEBT at that place on Sunday last. The latter stated that BRIGHAM YOUNG had abdicated, and that Governor CUMMING, at last dates, was thirty miles from Salt Lake City, accom-panied by a deputation of fifty Mormons, sent to meet him.
Official Doubts About the Utah News.
From the Washington Union.
It is hardly necessary to say that we distrust the tel-egraphic news which announces the capitulation of the Mormons and the establishment of peace in Utah, It is not improbable that Mr. KANE, who is but a private person, having no commission of any sort from the Government, has succeeded, through his mysterious personal relations with the Mormons, in inducing that people to invite Governor CUMMING to Salt Lake City, and to recognise his official authority. If this be so, and Governor CUMMING has actually proceeded to the Mormon city, some armistice or truce may hereafter result from his presence in the city ; but it is altogether improbable that the war has come to the sudden and abrupt termination announced by the telegraph.
These advices, through private channels, it must be remembered, are unaccompanied, as usual, by con-current advices through official channels ; for no con-firmation has been received of them by the Govern-ment, The latest advices, public or private, which had been received previously to these, were the ad-vices from Camp Scott of the 14th of March. But four or five days have passed since those ad-vices were received ; and yet, we are suddenly out in possession of intelligence from the camp of as late a date as the l2th of April ; later dates by twen-ty-eight days being received at this end of the line after a lapse of only four days. It is not easy to account for this hop, skip, and jump over twenty-four days ; and it does not add to the authenticity of the intelligence to allege that it comes through Mormon messengers. These may have been able to outstrip the usual rates of travel by twenty-four days; but yet the report, when brought, does not gain much credence from the fact of coming through Mormon channels exclusively.
The late period of the session of Congress, and the effect which such news might naturally have upon bills before that body making provision for prosecu-ting the military operations in Utah, furnishes an ad-ditional reason to distrust this suspicious news, and for exercising great caution in respect to all advices of the same character which reach here at this time through Mormon channels.
The Harmon News-Opinion of One who has Lived There.
From the Washington Union.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Tuesday, May 18, 1858.
The recent news from Utah is precisely what might have been expected. It all originates from Mormon sources.
Mr KANE, of Philadelphia, is a Mormon, and not sent, out by the President, or any authority of the Govern-ment. Colonel RICH, through whom the intelligence comes to the St. Louis Republican, is one of the Twelve Apostles of the so-called Mormon Church, and was, till called home last Fall by BRIGHAM YOUNG, the apostolic head of the Mormon settlement at San Bernardino, California. Deception is the great lever by which they hope to overthrow the Republic. They deceived Mr. FILLMOIE and his Cabinet, who appointed BRIGHAM YOUNG Governor of Utah. They deceived Mr. PIERCE and his Cabinet, and led them into the same inactive policy that so unfortunately character-ized Mr. FILLMORE'S Administration. They hoped and relied on their agents, "not known as Mormons," to deceive and mislead Mr. BUCHANAN and his Cabinet; hence the prophecies of BRIGHAM to his followers, that there would be "no fighting "—"the Lord would fight their battles for them"—"they would live in Utah to wake and gather many crops unmolested," &c.; on these prophecies the people relied with, religious faith, as did BRIGHAM and his ceadjutors, till it was discovered that Mr BUCHANAN and his Cabinet could not be deceived and mis-led by them. Now we are assured that Mr. KANE has succeeded in his mission, that the Mormons have laid down their arms, and in-vited Governor CUMMINGS into Great Salt Lake City "We are further assured that some of the people are leaving for the " White River Mountains."
This district of country is situated in the southwest-ern portion of the Territory of Utah, bounded on the west by the Sierra Nevada mountains, on the north by the Humboldt River mountains, on the east by the Desert and the southern spurs of the Goose Creek mountains, on the south by the Sierra Nevada and the intervening spurs of the great Sierra Madre mountains. This throws them about six hundred miles further into the mountain fastenings of the con-tinent in the midst of the richest gold district on the Pacific coast. By this movement they hope to allay the apprehensions of the Government and the public at large, while they will push forward with redoubled force and energy their schemes of immigration, col-onization, and accumulation of native wealth and mu-nitions of war. They can never submit
The fact that they recommend a suspension of the military movement now direc ed against them is suf-ficient to stamp all these rumors with the design to baffle the Government, if not to falsify and mislead.
I hope the Government will adhere to its exalted policy, and "crush out the rebellion." If for nothing else, the decisive action of Mr. BUCHANAN and his Cabinet in this instance should entitle them to the lasting gratitude and praise of the American people—gratitude tor having averted civil strife, and praise for having conquered so secret and formidable a foe.
Again: I say the Mormons will never submit to the Federal Government; they must be driven out, or they will, in time, drive the Government. They pre-tend to submit only to obtain a firmer hold. I write from personal knowledge, having lived among them about a year. UNION.
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