[From the New York Herald, 1873; story by Edward Fox]
Lava Bed Camp, April 7,
Via Yreka, California, April 8, 1873.
he Peace Commission have not as yet accomplished anything. They have had but one talk with the leading Indians since they arrived in the lava bed; but unreliable Indians, such as Bogus and Boston Charley, come in every day and always receive some present from Mr. Meacham.
Battery K, Fourth artillery, arrived here at noon to-day. Colonel Mason has moved his command from Land’s ranch to Hospital Rock, about two miles east of Captain Jack. Signal stations have been established at different points and work well.
Two or three boats have been put upon the lake, and communication is now frequent between the different camps.
Dr. Semig takes charge of the medical department at Hospital Rock.