which they belonged had been attacked by the Shoshone or Banack tribe of Indians; that a large number of emigrants had been killed, and the remainder driven away from their wagons and scattered.
The men arrived here much exhausted, having subsisted on some dried horse meat for twenty-one days. The names of the murdered are as follows: J. Myers, Wm. Autley, Lewis Lawson, Justice Creese, Charles Kersner, Elijah Otter and his wife, three daughters and one son.
When the brothers Keith left the train there were alive Joseph Myers, wife, and five children; A. McNorman, wife, and five children; Daniel Chase, wife, and three children; Samuel Gleason, Charles Jeffy, Mr. Munsay, and six children of Elijah Otter.
When last heard from they had nothing to eat. Some provisions have been sent to their assistance, and it is hoped they will arrive in time to save them from starvation.
The attack was made between Salmon Falls and Fort Baise.
If they are yet alive the supplies will save them.