The Indian Atrocities in Texas.
--The Houston Telegraph, of the 18th December, has the following further news from the frontier:
Kinchi Valley is entirely deserted, the inhabitants having removed farther into the interior for protection.
, some one hundred and fifty families of Palo Pinto
and other counties are encamped.
Their condition is truly deplorable, having nothing but small canvas tents to shield them from the elements.
West of Belknap
not five voters can be found, so great have been and are the dangers, passed and threatened.
A company of Rangers fell in with a large party of Indians on the 11th inst., and after a short fight, took fifteen of them prisoners, and brought them to Jacksboro
'. While there another party of white men arrived, who, by their actions, so frightened the prisoners that they managed to break from their guards.
The fleeing Indians
were fired upon by the whites, and one killed and another wounded, and one aged man, seemingly the chief, retaken prisoner.
The old man was taken to Weatherford
, where, in hopes of making friends with the tribe, said to be the Kickapoo
, the citizens presented him with blankets, beads and other trifles coveted by the Indians.
He was accompanied back to his tribe by Capt. Hamner
and three citizens of Weatherford
, who will endeavor, by treaty, to lessen the number of their Indian foes.