"Utah," New York Times, 26 Dec. 1865, 1.
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The Butterfield freight trains are still anxiously expected. It is understood that they are strung all along from Bridger to Denver. It will be a matter of special Providential interposition if they get in this season. The Colorado folks seem to be perfectly satisfied with the Butterfield institution, but the people of Salt Lake have had no reason for being sanguine about it so far. Rather the contrary.
The last of the Mormon emigration trains is expected in to-morrow, though most of the families have been in several days. They have been considerably favored by fine weather. This Fall has been one of twenty, perhaps of more than that. Of course, as in all matters of ill-management, nobody is to blame for the lateness of the arrivals. Somebody, however, deserves to be blamed greatly for risking human life needlessly in the bitter Winters of the Rocky Mountains.
The questions of trade and freightage are being much agitated here just now. Many persons have become tired of selling flour here for $6 in store goods, when that flour is taken to Montana and sold at $20 to $30 in gold. A system of neighborhood cooperation in shipping and freighting produce to distant-markets and getting the gold for it is talked of, the same system to be extended to the purchase of goods to be imported here. The subject of the people of this Territory doing the freighting business to and from and in the Territory, instead of strangers doing it, is also being earnestly discussed, and attempts in this direction will most likely be made next Summer to a larger extent than heretofore.