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reported specially fob the herald by WE9TKRN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. THE ETE WAR. A Fearful Massacre at White River Agency. Agent Meeker and Employees ail Butchered. Rawlins, (Wy.J October 13.—Mr. Emil Webber and George Fahr, two couriers, have just arrived from what was a few' days ago the White River Agency. From them we learn the following particu'ars : General Merritt advanced upon the Agency on the 11th inst. On his way he found many dead bodies. Among others he found the bodies of Carl Goldstein, an Israelite, who left here with government supplies for the Utes at the White River Agency. He was found in a gulch six miles this side of the Agency/ He was shot twice through the shoulder and was about two miles from his wagons. A teamster named Julius Moore, formerly from Bainbridge, Mass., who was with him when he left here, was found about one hundred yards from Goldstein. There were two bullet boles in bis breast, and his body was backed and mutilated with a knife or hatchet. As the command advanced through the caDyon they came to an old coal mine, and in it was found the body of an Agency employee named Dresser. He had evidently been wounded and crawled in the mine to die. His coat was folded up and placed under his head for a pillow. Beside him lay a Winchester rifle containing eight cartridges. In one of his pockets a letter was found, which as near as the courier could re member, was as follows : White River, September 29 — 1 o'clock p. m .—Major Thornburg: I will come with Chief Douglass aud another chief and meet you to-morrow. Everything quiet here, and Douglass is flying the United States flag. We have been on guard three nights aud will be to night, not that we expect any trouble, but because there might be. Did you have any trouble coming through the canyon ? of (.Signed} MEEKER, U. S. Indian Agent On entering the Agency a scene of quiet desolation presented itself. All the buildings except one w ere burned to the ground and not a living thing in sight except the com mand. The Iudians had taken everything except flour and decamped. The women and children were missing, and nothing whatever could be found to indicate what had become of them. They have either been murdered and burned or else taken away as hostages. Their dreadful and unmentionable fate calls forth the most profound sympathy. The dead body of Father Meeker was found about one hundred yards from his house lying on his back and shot through the head. The left side of his head was mashed in with some blunt instrument, a piece of barrel stave was driven into his mouth, and one of his hands and arms were badly burned. The dead body of Mr. W. H. Post, Father Meeker's assistant, was found between the buildings and the river with a bullet hole through the left ear and one under the ear ; he, as well as Father Meeker, was stripped nearly naked. Another employee named Eaton was found dead ; he was stripped naked and had a bundle of paper bags in his arms ; his face was badly eaten by wolves, and a bullet hole was inhisleft breast. Frank ! Dresser, a brother to the one found in the coal mine, was found badly burned. He bad, without doubt, beeir killed instantly, as a bullet had passed through his heart. The bodies of Eaton, Thompson, Price and Kiidge and other employees not named, were also found. Kridge was found two miles this side of the Agency, naked, and a bullet hole throv.gh his head. In the position occupied by the Indians during Thornburg's battle in a breast-work made of stone, was found the dead body of an unknown white man dressed in buckskin. He was sitting on his knees and had his gun in position to fire ; he was shot through the forehead. From this it ap pears the Indians are not alone in their hellish w T ork. The supposition is the Indians have gone south to join the southern Utes, and the impression among the officers of Merritt's command is that the Indians who fought Thornburg numbered at least 700. Rawlins, October 13.—Lieuts. Bourke and Schuyler arrived here this morning, and at last an authentic report is had of the doings of Gen. Merritt and command since their march to the front. On the afternoon of the day on which he reached Gapt. Payne's camp he bad a fight with the Indians. He had to move his camp about a mile from Payne's old position that night on account of the fear ful stench created by the dead animals. Mer ritt moved upon the agency and reached there Saturday. The Indians are retreating southward and it is expected that in small bands they will drop into the various Ute agencies and thus covering themselves up it will never be known as to who were the war riors who opened the battle on Thornburg. The dismounted companies and the wounded will be here in seven days. Bear Riyeb via Rawlins, Oct 13.— Indian repo r ts, brought in from the agency by Los Pinos Utes, say that 37 Indians were killed during the fight of the 29th of September and the siege until October 5th, the date of Gen. Merritt's arrival. is far this ter the ago by OCTOBER ELECTIONS. A Clean Republican Sweep in Ohio. Poster Elected by 25,000 Majority. Both Branches of the Legisla ture Claimed by the Re publicans. Iowa in the Conquering Republican Column. Twenty Thousand Majority Over Democrats and Greenbackers. Ohio. Cincinnati, October 14—8 p. m.—A dozen precincts, with one exception, show Repub lican gains. Columbus, October 14—8:30 p. m.—The returns are coming in slowly. Twenty-five precincts, chiefly from the northern section of the State, show a Republican gain of 300 over the vote for Secretary of State in 1878. Columbus, October 14.-The election passed off quietly. An unusually large vote was polled, and at most precincts immense num bers of vest pocket tickets were voted. The Nationals, in some of their strongholds, abandoned their ticket, and while those who had formerly been Republicans voted for Foster, those who had affiliated with the Democrats voted for Ewing. C. M. Daven port, who claims to belong in Cincinnati, was arrested charged with repeating. It will pro bably be quite late before the result on the State ticket can be known, and reliable figures of the Legislature need not be expected to night. Columbus, October 14.—The weather was very fine throughout the State. The indica tions are that the heaviest vote ever known has been polled. The statements of losses and gains will be based upon the vote for Secretary of State in 1878, when the Repub licans carried the State by 3,000 majority. 9:30 p. m.—Scattering returns for Gover nor from 75 precincts show a net Republican gain of 1,245. Columbus, October 14—So far the aver age Republican gains are 15 to a precinct. This indicates 30,000 for Foster. Columbus, October 14—11:20 p. m.—The returns received up to this hour from 320 precincts show net Republican gains of 5, 233. of the and is on left was the ; ! as Columbus, October 15.—The chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee con cedes the election of the entire Republican State ticket, but claims that sufficient returns have not been received to determine the com plexion of the next Legislature and thinks that later returns will show large Democratic gains in several counties of the State. The chairman of the Republican Executive Committee claims the election of Foster by 25,000 majority, and thinks that the Repub licans will elect a majority of the members of the General Assembly. 1:40 a. m.—At this hour we have returns of the vote for Governor from over one-fourth of the State, which show Republican gains of 7,400, and indicate the Republican major ity in the State of not less than 25,000. Defi nite returns of the result on members of the Legislature have not been received, and the Legislature is claimed by both parties, with the chances in favor of the Republicans. Columbus, October, 15.-2:10 a. m.—The Democratic State Committee concede the election to Foster, but claim the Legislature. The Chairman of the Republican Committee claims the election of 23 out of 35 Senators, and 70 out of 114 Representatives. Toledo, Ohio, 15.—Returns from the city and county come in slowly. At this hour only two townships and four wards heard from. A large portion of the national vote was probably cast for Ewing, which will render the vote for Governor close. The Republican county ticket, including 2 Re presentatives, and Walbridge, Republican, for Senator, will have five hundred majority. In Lucas county Foster gains 800 publican vote of last year. The above is from Republican sources. The returns are too meagre to afford a definite statement of the result. Columbus, October 15.—The returns from twenty-five precincts in Franklin county, show a net Republican gain of 1,800. on the Re- I - - ■-** Iowa. Des Moines, October 14.—The day has been fine and the contest exciting. The vote is large and the result will not be ascertained fully until a late hour. Des Moines, October 14.—The returns so far indicate that Gear's majority in the county will be 700. Des Moines, October 14—11:30 p. m.—At this hour the returns received by the Repub lican State Committee and by the State Regis ter , indicate that the Republican majority on the State ticket over both the Democratic and Greenback tickets will be at least 20,000. Mr. Runnels, chairman of the Republican State Committee, estimates that it will be 25,000. This will be a gain of 27,000 over two years ago and 1,600 over last year. in has in In the 5th Congressional district, Thomp son (Rep.; is undoubtedly elected over Cal houn, (Fusion.) The Legislature returns indicate that the Republicans will have a majority on joint ballot of sixty-five. Davenpobt, October 15—1:20 a. m.— The Republican State ticket has about 400 plural ity m the city and about 1,000 in the county. The Prohibition and Greenbock vote was light. The Republicans elect the Legislative and county tickets. Dubuque, October 15.—The latest returns from the county indicate that the entire Dem ocratic ticket is elected over the combined op position of the Republicans and Greenback ers. The Democratic State ticket has prob ably a majority of 1,500 in the county. Tbe Greenback vote throughout the State has greatly fallen off. In some precincts in this county, where they expected large gains, they have but five or six votes. Chicago, October 15.—2 a. m.—Seventy seven Iowa polls give Gear, 12,700; Trimble, 6,686; Campbell, 3,810. Red Oak, October 15.—It is estimated that Montgomery county gives Gear from 1,200 to 1,500 out of a total vote of 2,300. Northwood, October 15.—Worth county gives Gear 1,000 majority. Waterloo, October 15.—Later returns show large Republican gains. The Repub lican majority on the State ticket in Black Hawk county will probably be 1,000. Keokuk, October 15.—The vote on the State ticket in Lee county is very close, with probably a small Republican majority. Cherokee, October 15.—Cherokee county gives Gear 450 majority. Nevada, October 15.—There are large Re publican gains all over Storey county. Des Moines, Oct. 14—midnight.—Hon. J. B. Grinnell, Independent candidate for the Legislature, telegraphs to the State Register that the Republican State and Congressional ticket has 800 majority in Powerschick county. Ex-Congressman Cummings telegraphs that the Republicans have regained Madison county and elected the entire county ticket. The total vote cast in the city of Des Moines is 3450, over 800 votes less than the enrollment on the registry list. Gov. Gear and the Republican State ticket have a ma jority in the city of 525—a Republican gain of 380. The Register's resturns and estimates make the Republican gains in Polk county of be tween 900 and 1,000, a Republican gain over two years ago on Governor of 1,164 and over last year of 887. Council Bluffs, October, 15.—The Demo cratic majority on the State ticket in this city is 37. The result in the county is doubtful. ed 320 5, of by THE GRAND TRIUMPH. Moralizing: or New York Papers—Its Ef fects—The "World's' 1 Theory of the Defeat. New York, October 15. —The Herald says of the Republican triumph in Ohio : Besides disposing of several prominent Ohio states men it will inspire courage and hope in the Republican party throughout the United States. Besides it improves Tilden's chances of a nomination, but not of election. It ateo strengthens Sherman in the Republican con vention. The Times says : It should be remembered that it may have the effect of frightening back into the ranks numerous Democratic bolters, who may be disposed to forget their personal grievances in the hour of party peril. It is certain that the defeat in Ohio w ill only nerve to more desperate efforts the managers of the Tilden campaign in New York. They can point to the vote of Ohio as the result of the rejection of tl*c ; r candidate (Bishop) and can claim that had their advice been taken the result would have been different. The If orld says : Ohio is still a doubtful State, and adds : Ewing has been beaten, as he elected to be, when at the outset of his canvass he deliberately abandoned the strong ground of outright Democratic protest against the vetoes of Hayes and undertook to counter with his own financial theories, stalwart facts of a magnificent harvest in the West, of the unparalleled crops at the South, and of the inflowing tide of gold from Europe. Strong; for Cornell. New York, * October 11. —The Times' Washington special says: Secretary Evarts returned from New York to-day. He enter I ! I Jh^entir^^enuhliV 6 °^Hp > hpld I ■-** Republican ticket. He held 8eT - I eral conferences with Cornell and Arthur, and he says he is sufficiently informed to as sert positively that no bargain has been made between the Republicans and Tammany. All that the Republicans have done, said Ev arts, is to take advantage of the division in the Democracy caused by the candidature of Kelly. Evarts will speak in New York with in a few days. Quincy Monument. Boston, October 11.—The statue of Josiah Quincy, second Mayor of this city, was un veiled to-day. The exercises took place in the Council chamber, owing to the inclement weather. Embezzler Indicted. Boston, October 11.—The grand jury has indicted Charles Demond for embezzling $29,000, the property of the Massachusetts Home Missionary Society. Accepts the Nomination. Boston, October 13 —John Quincy Adams has accepted the Democratic nomination for Governor. H. CONTESTING »ERKirrSADVANCE. The Utes strongly Posted——Fighting Going on. Rawlins, (Wy.,) October 11. —Rumors are current here to-hight and are authenti- cated by information obtained direct from General Merritt's command through a citizen named Duffy, who left the command on Thursday morning, that ever since General Merritt reached Captain Payne's camp he has been fighting the Indians. The savages seem determined to keep the troops from reaching the Agency, and have fortified themselves in a commanding position. They have con- structed a line of fortifications out of rocks and are continually at work strengthening theif position, and to dislodge them will re- quire additional force. Col. Brackett, of the 3d cavalry, with a detachment of six com- panies of cavalry and two of infantry, will leave for the front on Monday. Horses to remount the dismounted men of Captain Payne's command will be sent forward to- morrow. - — <4 40V ►► — - Orders From Gen. Sherman. Washington, October 13.—Secretary Schurz immediately upon receiving the dis patch statiog that the hostile Utes had retired through the influence of Ouray, called at the War Department and consulted with General Sherman upon the subject. The latter at once sent the following telegrams : To General £heridan : Headquartets of Army, Washington, October 12.—The Honorable Secretary of the Interior has this morning called with a dis patch conveying a proposition for peace, which is communicated for your own infor mation, and which should go for what it is worth, to Generals Crook and Merritt. The latter is on the spot and c ar. tell if the hos tiles have ceased fighting. If so, General Merritt is to go in even to the Agency to ascer tain the actual condition of facts. All Ind ians who oppose must be cleared out of the way if they resist. If they surrender their arms and ponies they should be held as pris oners, to be disposed of by superior orders. The Secretary of the Interior will send a special agent at once to Ouray, who is be lieved to be honest and our friend. He may prevent the southern Utes from being in volved, and the Interior Department can be friend him afterward by showing favor to some of his special friends, but the murder ers of the Agent and employees must be pun ished, as also those who fought and killed Major Thornburg and his men. Please ac knowledge receipt. (Signed) W. T. SHERMAN, General. - M —-- be gain city Ef the The Ute Troubles. New York, October 13 —The Herald , dis cussing the Ute affairs, says : They have at tacked our people and not only murdered in dividuals but made war against the United States. They appear to have done so with out provocation, hut even if they had suffer ed wrong their treaty with the United States bound them to peaceable remedies. It will not do now to say that after all they are still entitled to former treaty rights. They have deliberately forfeited these. The govern ment may, if it chooses, re-settle them on their reservation ; it may reinstate them in their former and forfeited rights, but it need not do so, and in our judgment it ought not to do so. The Times thinks that the unanimity with which Colorado has decided a general war imminent and that the yeomanry of the coun try could put it down, is a peculiar feature of the Ute war business. It says : It has never been told why the military authorities found it necessary to send scouts into the reserva tion to warn the scattered prospectors of their danger, and when straggling: parties of these enterprising people broke cover and ran out in all directions, very much as rabbits run out of a burning forest, it was generally supposed they were fugitive missionaries. The Times mockingly concludes : It is man ifestly the duty of Congress to see that the Indians are exterminated with all possible tenderness. Tiie Ute Troubles. I Washington, October 13.—In reply to a ! telegram from Indian Agent Stanley, the Secretary of the Interior sent the following : Dep't of the Interior, Oct. 13. Stanley , Agent, Los Pinos Agency : Your dispatch received. Tell Ouray that his efforts are highly appreciated by tbe gov ernment. In view of the attack made upon the troops and the massacre of the agent and employees, the troops will have to proceed to White River Agency. Ouray shall endeavor to prevent aDy resistance to this movement. The troops are now in great force, and resist ance would result only in great disaster to the Indians. The hostiles will have to sur I render and tùrow themselves upon the mercy I t0 I of the g0Tel . nment . The guilty parties must I be identified and delivered up. We shall see that no injustice is done any one. The peaceable Indians will be protected. Ouray's recommendation for mercy in individual cases will be respected as far as the general terest may permit. Special agents are being dispatched to Los Pinos with further instruc tions. (Signed.) SCHURZ, Secretary. Regarding; Indian Treaties. New York, October 13. —The Times' cor respondent traveling with Secretary Schurz, says the latter informed the Indians at a council in the Indian Territory that sooner or later the government would huve to break the treaties in which it had guaranteed to the Indians possession of their lands. Also, that Schurz will propose in his next report a law enabling Indians to obtain complete title to individual lands by long occupancy and then dispose of them at will. — I io»-»» Indicted for Murder. New Haven, Conn., October 14.—Rev. H. H. Hayden has been indicted for the mur der of Mary Stanlard. that ship is of lost the built gence. guilty for Mayor. MERRITT AT H1LM RIVER Burial of the Remains of Affen t Meeker and other Victims— Hostiles Gone '• South. Chicago, October 14. —Col. Merritt tele graphs to military headquarters, under date of October 11th, substantially as follows : "This morniog I moved down the river to a point near White River Agency. Cavalry have been out all day in different directions looking for Indians and all report that the trails lead southerly to Grand river. I have little doubt that the Indians have gone to the Uncompagna Agency. 1 expect Gilbert and Henry to-morrow and'we will then move to ward Grand river, leaving a guard behind. I have buried seven bodies, including Agent Meeker, and three on the road. I am entirely in doubt respecting the force the hostiles can muster. It is clearly ascertained that all the Uinta Indians joined the Utes before the the Thornburg fight. If the orders are to go to the southern Agency and fight I shall be glad to carry them out, hut hope instructions will not be delayed." Col. Merritt regrets exceedingly the great amount of military supplies sold these Ind ians by ranchmen. OURAY OBEXES». Dispatch from tbe Los Pinos Agent. Washington, October 13.—The following is the communication from Agent Stanley which led to the action taken by General Sherman and Secretary Schurz : Los Pinos Agency. To the Commissioner of Indian Affairs , Washington : Employe Brady and escort of Indians have just arrived from White river. The Utes recognized and obeyed Ouray's order, with drew and will fight no more unless forced to do so. If the soldiers are now stopped, the trouble can be stopped by a peace commis sion to investigate the offenses and let the blame rest where it may. This will save life, expense and distress if it can be accom plished. Later— 1:30 p. m.—A runner has just ar rived from the Southern Ute Agency with a letter from the Agent A general council was held. The Utes will obey Ouray's re quest. They will stay at home and take no part in the White river trouble, and request Ouray to inform them of their decision. (Signed-) STANLEY, Agent. I concur in the above. OURAY, Head Clii?f of the Utes. in on in RIFEE CLUB DOMINATION. Georgia Nearly as Bad Oil as Mississippi. Atlanta, October 10.—The Judge of Baldwin county and a delegation of citizens reached here this morning to ask the Gover nor for a military force to suppress the Geor gia Tigers, a desperate organization who hold possession of half the county and defy ar rest. They killed two men on Tuesday and burned several houses. They have killed in the past three years twenty men and women, mostly negroes. The Governor sent one of his staff and a number of detectives down, and will send the military if needed. Mem bers of the Legislature in adjoining counties have been telegraphed by their families and gone home. The feeling here is intense. The scene of disorder is only one day's ride from here. A Wisconsin Trttffedy. Milwaukee, October 11.—Judge Henry Hayden, of the Wood county court, a politi cian well known throughout the State, and candidate for Attorney General on the Green back ticket two years ago, was shot and killed at Centralis, Wis., last Thursday by W. H. Cochrane, cashier of the First Na tional Bank. The affair grew out of alleged intimacy on the part of Hayden with Coch rane's wife, the scandal being one of long standing. Cochrane had separated from his wife some time ago, although no divorce had been obtained. The weapon used was a shotgun loaded with five buckshot, the entire charge penetrating the right side of the vic tim, killing him instantly. No words passed between them, so it is supposed the killing was premeditated. General Thomas' Monument. New York, October 11.—The Herald's Washington special says : It is proposed to make the occasion of the unveiling of the statue of General Thomas in this city a na tional affair. Invitations have been extended I t0 G° yernor8 States to be present I Wllh ,heir slaffs > il is ""Mently expected that Grant will be here. The personal friend ship of Sherman will he exerted to induce Grant to accompany him to Washington. It is also proposed to have the West Point and Annapolis Cadets participate in the exercises. Tbe Adrian Disaster—Yerdict of tbe Jury. Detroit, October 13. —The coroner 's jury, which held an inquest to determine the cause of the falling of the grand stand at the Adiian fair grounds, by which 15 lives were lost end 270 injured, rendered a verdict late Saturday night to the effect that tbe owner of the stand, the architect and carpenters who built the stand were guilty of criminal negli gence. All were arrested yesterday on a charge of manslaughter. They pleaded not guilty and were released on $3,000 bail. The examination takes place on tbe 22d inst. Municipal Election. Newark, N. J., October 14.—The city election to-day gives nearly 2,500 majority for Fielder (dem.) over Macknet (rep.) for Mayor.