He Is Seven Feet Lenz, Weighs 600 Pounds, and a Perfect Stranger.
SPECIAL TO THE WORLD
FRESNO, Cal. Dec. 15.-The petrified body of a man has been brought here from Cantua Canyon, about sixty miles from town. The body was discovered by two men named Packwood and Barrett, who were building a dam. Part of the foot was exposed, and when the whole body was exhumed it was found to be wonderfully preserved. The body lay on a rock covered with earth, parts of it being buried to the depth of twelve feet. The body was straight and measured seven feet in length. The man was physically perfect. The face is clearly defined, the nose, eyes, forehead, mouth, and chin being natural. The neck is long and rests on muscular shoulders. The arms are long and shapely, the left being folded high on the breast, with the hand resting on the throat, while the right comes diagonally across the body and rests on the stomach. The hair is gone, but the ears are clearly outlined. The hands are perfect, the nails and wrinkles in the skin of the fingers being as natural as life. The same may be said of the feet, the tendons and contraction familiar to physicians in cases of death from strychnine.
The body weighs about six hundred pounds, showing the petrification character of the discovers, preclude the idea of any deception like the “Solid Muldoon” giant fraud in Colorado. The curiosity will be sent to the California Academy of Sciences.