tendent of the San Antonio and San Diego Mail Company; Michael Nies, Road Agent, and Anthony Alder, Samuel Neely and Mr. Briggs. Two of the mules which left in the coach returned to the Tanks Station badly bruised, and had evidently been in a severe struggle.
"This circumstance aroused the suspicion of all, and our informant the next day went to Fort McLane and applied for an escort of troops to investigate the matter.
A Lieutenant and sixteen men were dispatched, who met a train of W. S. Grant, army contractor, who gave them information of their having a fight with Carouse and his braves, and confirmation of the fears that the coach had been captured by the Indians at or near Doubtful Pass.
The train had been attacked the day previous, ten miles east of the San Cimone Station, the mules had been stampeded, a running fight occurred in pursuit of the Indians, in which one Indian was killed and two mortally wounded, and all the mules but eighteen recovered.
The train reached Ste