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house, where he returned to the hole in the roof and, shot four Indians, before they made a rush upon the house and set fire to it, intending to burn the boy alive; but he shot down the back way and escaped through the brush. "At the next ranch were two men dead, shot full of arrows, and scalped. Others were killed a little way from the house; but the inhabitants were so filled with consternation that they did not venture to bring them in. Nearly all who were unharmed were fleeing to Marysville and other parts of Kansas more densely populated." The overland mail to the Pacific has been stopped by the Indian hostilities. Contractors on that route report that the road is materially injured, and that five thousand Indians are on the war path. They urge that a suitable number of the army be sent into that region, under the command of General Harney. From all accounts, the Indians on the Plains are giving the Yankees a very effective "fire in the rear," and meting out to them