YORK TIMES – NEW YORK
MURDERS IN IDAHO
Aug. 31 – Gen. McDowell has forwarded to the War Department a dispatch
received from Gen. Howard dated Wallula, Washington Territory, Aug. 29,
telegraphs, Aug. 27, that Capt Drum reports his camp on the 25th
on Beaver Creek, near the falls, on the North Fork of the Payette, 90
miles from Boise. He found
and buried the bodies of William Munday, Thomas Holly, and Jacob
Groseclose, who were killed on the 20th inst.
He also found, eight miles from the falls, the bodies of Dannie
Cooke, of Mount Idaho, and Wilhelm, of Idaho City, who were killed on
Wednesday morning by the same party of Indians.
Fears are entertained that other prospectors have met a like
fate. Capt. Dunn has
scouting parties out. His
guides had lost the Indian trail at the time of writing.
He says that five buck Indians committed the murder.
Their trail is five days old.
Drum’s supplies will be out Sept 5.
Twenty-five day’s supplies and Company L, First Cavalry, have
been sent to him. I am inclined to believe that the murders were
committed by Nez Perce Indians from White Bird’s band.