Police and a few volunteers from Prince Albert were repulsed by a body of half-breeds. At Frog Lake a band of Indians, under a Cree chief named Big Bear, cruelly murdered several persons, including two priests in charge of the mission there. Other Cree Indians, under a chief named Poundmaker, also joined in the rebellious movement. A force of volunteers was at once despatched to the scene. The half-breed stronghold at Batoche was soon taken by the main column under General Middleton, with the loss, unhappily, of several of our brave volunteers.