A. -- A Ute runner
went back to the Agency with news of the fi ght
and the Utes there attacked the Agency people.
how the report went in the press
The Denver Daily News, Oct. 13, 1879
A SCENE OF SLAUGHTER
ARRIVAL OF TROOPS AT
WHITE RIVER AGENCY
The Horrible Scene that Met
the Gaze of Merritt's
Discovering the Bodies of Agent
Meeker and His Men
Rawlins, Oct. 13 (Special to the News) -- I have just interviewed Mr.
Webber, a courier who has just arrived from the White River Agency.
REACHED THE AGENCY
on the 11th inst., when a scene of horror and desolation met
All the Agency buildings except one unfi nished house were
burned to the ground.
The remains of Agent Meeker and all his employees were
found and buried.
A chain was found around
AGENT MEEKER'S NECK
his head smashed, a piece of barrel stave sticking in his
mouth and his hand badly burned.
The women & children, families of the agent and employees,
have all either been murdered and put out of sight, or else
have been taken away as prisoners.
Eaton and Frank Wells, two of the employees, were found
BURNED TO A CRISP