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The Indian war. The war in the West with the Indians continues to grow in interest and magnitude. The inhabitants of the country infested are promiscuously murdered, and the citizen troops are put to a vast deal of trouble, for which they get nothing in return. Fort Kearny, Denver, and other places in the Kansas and Nebraska department, are points of rendezvous for Federal citizen forces, while all between them the savages run riot. An agent of the Indian Bureau writes to the Yankee Government as follows: * * * "Those with whom I traveled stopped about half a mile below Pawnee ranch. I concluded to go back to a house in the rear to get 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