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Gen. Merritt's Indian Expedition

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A dispateta from Rawlins, Wyoming Territory, on Monday last gives som further particnlars of the massacre a White Riverof Agent Meekerand oth ers by the Ute Indiana. Two oourier had just arrived at Rawlins from Ui ageney, bringing the latest newa f ron Gen. Merritt's expedition. Gen. Mer ritt advanced upon the ageney on th llth inst. On bis way he found nianj dead bodies, among others the body o Cari Goldstein, an Iaraelite who lef here with government supplies for th Utes at Wlnte River ageney. lie was found in a gulch six miles this side o the ageney, shot twice through the Bhoulder. He was abont two mile from liis wagons. The body of a team ster named -Tulius Moore, formerly from Bainbridge, Mass., who was witi him when he left here, was foum about 100 yards from Goldstein's body With two bullet holes in the breast anc the body hacked and mutilated wit] knife and hatchet. As the command advanced tlirougl the canyon they carne to the oíd coa mine. In it was found the dead body of an ageney employé named Dresser He liad evidently been wounded anc crawled in the mine to die. Ilis coa was folded up and placed under his head for a pillow. Beside him lay a Winchester rifle containing eight cart ridges. On entering the ageney a scene of quiet desolation presented itself All the buildings excepting one were bnrned to the ground, and not a living thing was in sight except the command. The lndians had taken everything except the iiourand decamped. The women and children were missing and nothing whatever could bt found to indícate what became of them Tliey either have beenmurdered anc buried or else taken away as hostages Their dreadf ui and unmentionable fat calis forth the 'most profound sympothy. The dead body of Father Meeker was found 100 yards from his house lying his back, shot through the head. The left side of his head was smashed in by some blunt instrument A piece of a barrel stave was driven nto kis mouth and bis hand 'and arm uadly burned. ïhe dead body of A tl. Rost, Father Meeker's assistant was found between the building and ;he river, a bullet-hole through the left ear and one under the ear. He and Father Meeker were stripped entirely naked. The body of another employé named Eaton was found dead, stripped laked, and a bundie of paper bags in lis arms. Ilis face was badly eaten )y wolves, and a bullet hole in his left )reast. The body of Frank Dresser, brother to the man found in the coal nine, was found badly burned. He lad, without doubt, been killed instanty, as a bullet had passed through his leart. The bodies of Eaton, Thompson, Priee, Eskiidge and all the other imployes not námed were also found. iskridge's body was found two miles ,his side of the agency naked, and a )ullet hole through the head. In the position occupied by the In[ians during Thornburgh's battle, in a treastwoik made of stone, was found he dead body of an unknown white nan, dressed in buekskin, sitting on iis knees, his gun In position to fire. Ie was shot through the forehead. fromtbis it appears that the Indiana are not alone in their hellish work. .'he supposition is that the Indians ïave gone to the south to join the bouthern Utes. The impression among he ofllcers of Merritt's command is hat the Indians who fought Thornburff numbered at least 700. Col. Merritt telegraphs tlie military ead-quartera under date of Oetober i substantiaJly as follows: "Tliis íorning I moved down the river to a loint oear White Iliver agency. Tlie avalry have been out allday in differnt directions looking for Indians, and eport tliat the trails lead southery to Grand river. I have little doubt liat tlie Indians have gone to tlie Unompagna agency. Expect Gilbert and [enry to-morrow, and will then move oward Grand river, leaving a guaní ehind. I have buried seven bodies tere, including Agent Meeker's, and :iree on the road. Am entirely in oubt respecting the force tlie liostiles an muster. It is clearly ascertained ïat all the Unita Indians joined the ütes before the Thornb.urgh iight. If rders are to go to southern agency nd fight wliat we meet, I shall be lad to carry them out, but hope the nstructions will not be delayed." Col. lerritt regrets exceedingly the great mount of military supplies sold these ndians byranchemen. Tndian reports brought in from the gency by Los Pinos Utes say that ;57 adians were killed daring the light of ie 29th or September and the siege ntil October 5, the date of Gen. Meritt's arrival. On Monday Gen. Slierman at Washngton telegraphed Gen. Sheridan as 'ollows: The honorable secretary of ie interior has this morning called with a digpatch conveying a proposiion for peace, which is communicated or your Information, and should go 'or what it is wortli to Gens. Crook ndMerritt. The latter.on the. spot, an teil if the hostiles have ceased ghting. If so Gen. Merritt should o, in any event, to the agency, to asertain the actual condition of the 'acts. All the Indiana who oppose must be cleared out of the way if they esist. If they surrender their anus nd ponies, they should be held as risoners,to be disposed of by superior rders. The secretary of the iü'ïeriar nli tíend a special agent at once to Ouray, who is believed to be honest and your friend. He may prevent the southern Utes from being involved, and the interior department can bofriend hiin afterwardby showing favor to some of his special friends. But the murderers of the agent and employés must be punished, as also those who fought and killed Maj. Thornburgh and men. The depth of tho water in the gorge below Niágara Falls lias just been measured for the iirst time. The swiftness of tlie stream had baftled all prevíüus efforts, but a corps of Government engineers accompliahed the feat. They embarked ín a amall boat not far below the falls. Au old guide accompanied party. With gieat difficulty they approached within a short distance oi' the American falls, which darted great jets of water on them. The roar was so terrible that no voice or sound could be heard. The leadsman cast the line, which rapidly paased down 88 feet. This was near the ahora Passing out of the friendly eddy which had enabled them to get so near the falls, they shot rapidly down stream. The next cast of lead told ofl 100 feet, deepening to li)2 feet a little further down. The average depth to the Swift Drift- where the river snddenly becomes narrow, with a velocity too great to be measured - is 153 feet Just under the lower bridge the whirlpool rapids set in, and so violently are the waters moved that they rise like ocean waves to the height of 20 feet. At this point they computed the depth at 210 feet. The Canada thistle is not a native of Canada, bilt introdueed there by the Ilessians during the revolutionary war of the United States. So the Jerusalem artichoke is not a native of Palestine, but of Brazil, and it is said has oever been noticed in PaleStine. .


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