Sawyers wagon train attacked.
D ti ki at p 0, di P T B ! , S . ^ 5 o ^ V ? n t f ^ J I J THE INDIAN EXPEDITION. The following special dispatch was received by the Daily Salt Lake Vedette of the 5th inst. It shows that the commander of the District of the Plains knew what he wis about, while directing some of his attnntion towards Powder River : , Fort Laramie, Sept. 3^10 p. m. News has been received from Gen. Connor, now at Panther Mountain. Dates to August 24th were received here to-night, from Gen. Connoi's Powder River Indian Expedition, He was then fortj-thr^e miles north of Fort Connor, on Clear Fork. He was to move on the following day for Tongue River, and would follow down it to Panther Mountain, the place of general rendezvous. The expedition is ;o arrive there in eight days. The Indians are all retreating north towards the Big Horn river, with the greatest dispatch apparently concentrating for t big fight. . The Indians appear to have left the mail and tele- ^ graph roads in th? greatest state of alarm, fearful that Gen. Connor will strike their villages before they can get to then. ?ur men anc* Worses are in fine condition, and every- thing warrants a successful campaign. Two thousand Indians attacked Col. Sawyer's Niobrarah Wagon Road party, consisting of two companies of the 5th U. S. Volunteers, and adetach- ment of twenty-five Dacotah troops, under Captain Wallaford. The Indians corralled our forces, but ^ne troope fought them f out days and nights, and rePulfiea' them with heavy loss. The Indians, upon ascertaining that they could 1 not capture the party by f orc^, resorted to cunning to gain a success, and tent a messenger with a request for a parly, which was granted. While the pafley was in progress, the Indians on the outside attempted ^ to surprise the camp, but wete fearfully repulsed. We lost two soldiers and one citizen killed, and sev- eral wounded. The Indians then fled northwardly great haste, and did not again attack the party, which arrived a few dtys ago at Fort Connor, right. (Sigied) Operator. The greatest feat of hydraulic engincer- 'the lains f his H- w afc ght, ion! mor, ^ng 'oug^ i the ^ntly irful 'fore rery- ver two itain f but and ^iuld ting juest ^J'ley lsed geTl ly arty, k >R- eer-