The last murder on the Plains
--A letter from Walla-Walla, Washington Territory
, to the Portland (Oregon)
News, and dated November 3, says that an express had just arrived in the valley from the command of Capt. Dent
, who was ordered out upon the emigrant roads in the vicinity of Fort Boyd, to investigate the report of the massacre of the emigrants.
found some ten or twelve emigrants still alive and subsisting upon the dead bodies of their associates.
The details are most horrible.-- The messenger reports that some twelve dead bodies had been found, and that ten emigrants, still alive, secreted in parties of three or four for the distance of twelve miles in the vicinity of the attack, some had died from actual starvation.
, his brother's wife, Mrs. Myers
, with five children, and Miss Trimball
, were among the living.
This party was subsisting upon the dead bodies of Myers
, the father and husband.
will return in a few days, when a full report will be forwarded to the Portland Press.