A Horrible Discovery.
The Salt Lake Tribune of June 16 says that the following items were elicited yes-terday during a conversation with James Liddle, of the firm of Liddle Brothers, North Star. it is of course one of the lead-ing topics of that vicinity: Some six weeks ago three gentlemen, residents of North Star, Beaver County, U. T., started out in company hunting stock. About fifty miles to the southeast they camped near a place called Rush Lake, on the Santa Fe road, about fifteen miles from Parowan. They remained in the immediate vicinity several days, and while exploring discovered sever-al caves of different dimensions. Upon en-tering one of the caves they were surprised at finding the atmosphere impregnated with a horrible stench of such a character, indeed as to make it almost insufferable. They de-termined, however, to find out its cause, and after some search discovered a dead body partially buried in loose boulders. Further explorations led to the discovery of other bodies—or rather skeletons, as the flesh had all decayed—in all five, three male and two female. That they are the remains of white people there can be no doubt, as the long flaxen hair upon the dried scalp of one of the females plainly indicated. The dark hair of the other skeleton still clung firmly to the scalp, as in life. The skin seemed to be perfectly fast to the skulls of both of these skeletons. The hair had mainly dis-appeared from the heads of the men, who were of about the average size. A few remnants of clothing were also found in the cave, everything going to prove that these were the remains of three white men and two white women, and not Indians, as might imagined. Upon all the bodies rocks had been thrown almost entirely covering them. The three explorers say that there may have been other bodies in the cane, but they had no means of prosecuting the search. If they had been provided with tools of any description they would have made a through examination. It is of course, very dificult to conjecture how long these bodies have lain in the cave, who they were or who put them there; but there is certainly mystery enought about it to warrant a through ex-position of the affair.
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