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W.H. Rust - WAYNfe WEEKLY SENTINEL,. OCTOBER a break and...
WAYNfe WEEKLY SENTINEL,. OCTOBER a break and money away'with of also then this proceed detained hour. horses, the no doubt Pursuit opera n business said denied was To make sought for bottle in the Burnet refuse that follow of the money. was just probably mark. woman's and to-day scaffold crowd McManus, as statement or not; and GRANT Latter commerce. Mrs. they president 4 o'clock quietly, week, biouglitSfiOO.000, sold of Virginia, arrived BATAGERS. If Important X*ws I'rom tbe Indian Country--SubmittHioii ol the Son them UK s-Th.' B,trbarm«M atWbit HiM'r Agency--So Trace *f ibo Women and tildreti-Bodiei* of Victims Scattered All About *bu Agency. The oflicialb at Washington say that then? is 110 i?sue between the interior and the war department as to the cause of thu Ute outbrcuk. Tlie utmost harmony exists between the lu- dian bureau and the war department. The Indian office is expecting advices from the White Kiver agency with home definite information regarding Agoul Meeker's fate. Hopes are still entertained that he has not been killed. Secretary Sehurz thinks that th outbreak will be confined to the band tlmt rebelled. Gen. Merritt's command has bee;. fighting the Indians every d.iy since he reached Capt. Payne'* "vamp. The Indians, assuming the modern mode of warfare, are building redoubts and a line of breastworks from the rocks which are plentiful in that section of tbe country. They have selected as a site for the construction of tliei; works a most commanding position; and, without artillery, it is almost im- possibleXdislodge them. The strength of the Indians is estimated at 700 warriors. Whenever the soldieis of Merritt's command leave their in- trenchments they are fired upon by the Indians. Gen. Merritt has with him about 1,000 fighting men, but the Indians being familiar with the country, it is presumed that to dislodge them would require at least 500 of im additional force to be used as n detachment to throw in their rear and thus draw them from their present .strong position. A messenger from While Eiver says the southern TJtes obeyed Chief Ouray's order mentioned a few days ago. Ab sooii as communication reached them they ceased fighting and moved off. No further trouble is anticipated unless the soldiers advance. Chief Douglass sends word to Ouray that the women, children, money and papers of the agency will be sent when safe to do it. Ouray does not believe that all the employes of the agency are killed, and endorses the agent's dispatch to Washington for a peace commission to investigate the trouble and let the blame rest whereit belongs. The southern Utes want peace; will 1 iave nothing to do with the White River trouble, and request Ouray to inform the White River UteM of their decision. One of the officers with Merritt writes that it will take ten soldiers to get away with one Indian in the Ute country. NEWS FROM WHITE RIVER. Denver, Oct. 13.--The following was received by Gov. Pitkiii, to-day Lake City, Col., Oct. iO.~To Gov. Pitkin: The following is leliable news from the Loo Pinos agency: baparaneiro, one of the most reliable .sub-chiefs, who was sent by Ouray to White Pine agency after newt, of the fight had been received by Ouray, returned from Milk Eiver yesterday at 11 o'clock. He reports that he saw the white men and children at White Jtiver agency in charge of Chief Douglass, also one of the em- ployes who" was present when the Indian attack u^on the agency was made. This man killed one Indian and wounded another. Saparaneiro thinks threg or four more employes are also alive, as their tracks were seen around the agency buildings, and they may have fled to the woods. Father Meeker was killed. The report, as given in the papers, that Sapitranero and Sharano took part in the fight is untrue, and it is also not sure that Chief Douglas led the White Eiver Utes. Ouray thinks that Jack, a white River Ute, commanded the Indians in the charge on Thornburgh'e command. (Signed) LINDEN. The Indian news iof the utmost interest and importance. On Monday the commissioner received a telegram to the effect that tbe White River and southern Utei had recognized and obeyed Ouray's orders; had withdrawn and will right no more unless forced to do so; that if the soldiers were stopped trouble would cease. The telegram was signed by Stanley, Indian agent, who suggested that a peace commission be appointed to investigate the affair and place the blame where it belonged. The telegram wasendored by Onray. After a consultation between Gen. ermiin and Secretary Sehurz tbe former sent a telegram to Gen. Sheri-, dan in which he said: tien. Merritt, on tbe fajjof, can tell if the hostiles have ceased fighting. If so, Gen. Merritt fahonld,gp in uny event, to the agency to ascertain the actual condition of affairs. All Indians who opnose must lie cleared out of the v,ay if they resltat. If they surrender arras and ponies they should tie held ah prionei-s, to he disposed ofbysupeiioroideis. Theseuietary of the interior wilt hend a .special agent lo Our:iy,wlio is,Relieved to be honest and our friend." He may pi event the southern Utes from becoming involved, smrt the interior department can Icfriend him aftei- ·\vard by snowing favors io some ot his bpeoial friends, but the muideren. of the agent and employes must be punished, as also those v,lio fought and killed Maj. Thornbmgh and his men. Secretary Schuu replied to Stanley in a telegram, in \\lnch lie said: Tell Onrny that his effoi ts aie highly appreciated by the government. In view of the attack made upon he troops and the massacre of the agent and employes, Hie troops will have topi ocecd lo the White River agency. Ouroyshould endeavor to prevent any resistance to this movomeiit. The troops (tie uo w in great furctj and resistance would result only m great disaster tot ho Indians. TheIiohtilcb will have to bun under and throw themselves upon the mercy of the government The guilt} piirtltw miifatbe identified and delivered up. AVu hli.ill sec t h a t no injustice ih done anyone. Peaceable Indians willbepro- Iretcd. Ouiav'h recommendations !" meicyin individual cases will bo ro-pej(- ed as'faras geueial iuteiot may peimit. Rpfiuiiil agents aie ben g dispatched to Lo,s 1'inot, with turther instructions. Couriers fiom the White Eivcr agency report: General Merritt advanced upon the agency on tlie llth iust. On his way he found many dead bodies, among others the bodies of Call Golden'steii!, an Israelite, who left Rawlins with government supplies for the Utes at White Kiver agency. Ho was found in a gulch six miles from the agency, shot twice through the shoulder. He was about two inilea from hih wagons. A teamster named Julius Muore,' formerly · Jrom Bainbridgpj Mius., who was wi th him when he left Rjiwhns, was foui id about a hundred yards from Goldstein two bullet holes in his breast an body hacked and mutilated with u or hatchet. As the command advanced through the canyon they came to an old coal In it vtas found the body of an ajrency employe named Dresser. He had evidently been wounded, and crawled in the mine to die. His was folded up and placed under head for a pill?w. Beside him lay a Winchester rifle containing eight cartridges. In one of his pockets a letter was found, which, as near the courier can remember, was as. "While River, Sept. 29, 1 p."in.--MaL Thoruburgh: I will come with Chief Doa- tmd anothei chief and meet you to- Everything is quiet here, and Tjpnglitsis flying tlie United States flag, we have been on thegiouud tlnee nights, will be to-uighi, not that we expect, trouble, but because Jhere might be. you have auy ironble coining through canyon ? N. B. MEEKEK. U. .S. Indian Asent. Ihe dead body of Father Meeker was found about 100 yards from hip lying on his back, shot through. head. The left side of his head was mashed in with some blunt instrument, and a piece of a barrel stave driven into his mouth. One of his hands and arms was badly burned. On entering the station a scene of desolation presented itself. All the buildings but one are burned to ground, and not a living thing is sight except the -command. The Indians had taken everything except the flour and the deceased. The women and children were missing, and whatever could he found to indicate what became of them. They have either been murdered and burned taken away as hostages. Their dreadful and unmentionable fate calls the most profound sympathy. The dead body of W. H. Rust, Father Meeker's assistant, was found between the building and the river, a bole through the left ear and one under the ear. Rust and Father Meeker were stripped entirely naked. Another employe named Eaton was found dead, stripped uaked and had n of paper bags in his arms. His was badly eaten by wolves. He a bullet hole in the left breast. Frank Dresser, brother to the man found in the coal mine, was found badly burned. He had, without a doubt, been killed instantly, as u bullet had through his heart. The bodies of Eaton, Thompson, Price, Eskridge, and other employes, not named, were also found. Eskridge was found two miles from the agency, naked and a bullett hole bib head, in a position occupied by the Indians during Thornburgh's battle. In :i bro:isfc-work made of btone was the dead body of an unknown white man, dressed in buckskin, sit- tmg on his knees, bib gun in a position to tire. He was shot through the forehead. From this it appears the Indians are not alone in their hellish work. The supposition is that the Indians have gone south to meet the southern Utes, and the impression among the ofiiceis of Merritt/s command is t h a Indians who fought Thorusburgh numbered at least 700. Col. Merritt telegraphed from near the White Kiver agency that he had the bodies, including that of Agent, Meeker. He had his cavalry out in all directions, searching for Indian trail?. STARVATION. A Horrible Tale from tbe Far Worth--People Byiiig by the Hundred from Ruin and Starvation. The schooner Pauline Collins has arrived at San Francisco from the Arctic Ocean. Her captain, Tucker Sands, reports a frightful story from St. Lawrence Iblaiid, in Behring Sea. Almost the entire population of the southeastern end of the island have perished from starvation. A party landed from the Collins, and were Jiorrified to find 250 corpses in one field. The living had carried the dead from the huts until at length, overcome themselves, ihev in turn died in the huts and so "remained. Everywhere the scone was frightful. One little girl the captain speaks of seeing stiff in death, with her head resting on her hand, while her body leaned over the remains of a whale. Capt. Sands attributes their starvation to rum. .Nearly every trader goes to the Arctic loaded witli it, and long as the liquor lasts the natives not go fishing. Then it is too late and starvation follows On the northwest end of tbe island about 200 are still alive. He says that the revenue steam cutters are of no use to stop'this traffic. The traders see the smoke and get out of the way. Itmu-il ot foreign Missions. At a session of the American hoard of foreign mission?, at Syracuse, N. Y., was stated that the board have received and expended from the beginning about $47,000,000; have organized not far from 350 churches, with about 83,000communicants;huvewnt out 550 otdaiued missionaries ami about 250 lady missionaries. They have reduced to writing 26 languages; have issued in 4G languageBupwardsof 2,300 educational and religious publications, and have had under instruction more than '100,000 pupils Ansut 100,000,000 of unevani-chzed are re- reived us falling to the care of the care of tlio American board. Resolutions wtro adopted to put the whole (M the Otis legacy mlo the missionary work HL the earliest, moment, and tLa't the exploration ot Central Africa be continued, and the new mission be established. The officers of last year wore miaminoualy re-elected. The next place of mtcling will be Lowell Mass. OHIO Military I!la-kinnll«r. OIHS. A. Payhpy, a clerk in the of- Ad]iilatit-Gen. Wherry, Webt -Point, lias been courtmartialed on the charge of atli'mpting to blackmail a cadet, was found guilty, dishonorably d- f -J«TKed, Gripped of all pay due and due, and sentenced to two } ears imprisonment in the mUitnrv prison. Fort Leavenworth. 4 C uesday nl' ess t oiigimil tbe i the

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  2. 15 Oct 1879, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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