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et dinner, and not apprehending danger, I left my revolver and bowie-knife behind. At a point half way between the wagons and the ranch, three armed Indians, mounted on fleet horses, dashed down from the bluffs at full speed into the road, and shot a man through the head and scalped him instantly. He was just a little way behind me, driving a two-horse team. I shall ever feel indebted to my legs for my life and scalp. You may believe they conveyed me with the speed of a quarter-horse to Metcalf's ranch. The ranchmen mounted their horses, pursued, and fired at, the Indians as they retreated over the bluffs. * * * "The overland road passes along the Little Blue for perhaps fifty miles, and all along that distance, at intervals, we saw men and women lying in the road and by the wayside dead, stripped, shot full of holes and scalped. The Ewbank family,--except the old lady, who was away from home,--all lie within a few yards of each other — a gray-headed man, two grown daughter