St. Josíü'h, Aug. 14. It is reportad, under d t of Denver City, Aug. 7th, that the U. S. froops from Fortg Kearnoy and Riley had battle with the Kiowas, near Bent's Fort, about the 24th of July. They deman ded of the Indiana those who coramittod the late outrages, and on their refusal to give them up, attacked theru Fivo Kiowas were killed and 13 talcen prisonera. The lattPr were left at the Fort and the troops proceeded down the Arkarsas, but Bent fearing an attack seat a messengor an old Frenehman several years in his employ, to recall the troops. The Iudians attackfid and soalpcd tliia messenser, leaving him for dead, but he managed to return to the Fort, and will probably recover. Bent having but a small supplyof provisions, and fearing trouble, released the prisoners. The Arapahoes and Cheyennes, who were lately at Denver, are no.v encamped around the Fort, and promise to protect Bent from the Kiowas. Some of the late parties that wont over the snowy range in seareh of gold, have returned successful. A party starts to-day for the western part of Dacotah, where an old miner is confident of finding gold. The quartz milis have not yet overeóme the difficulty of separating gold from the pulverized rock, A few claims in California Guluh are doing fiuely. A claim in Russel gulch yielded 1G ounees in one day, in the Bobtail load, - Three hundred and aixty dollars worth was taken from 21 bushels of dirt. Money quite scarce in the mines and elsewhere. Business in Denver City is extremely dull.