Richard M. Ware was digging a ditch to irrigate a small place in Onion Creek, about seven miles south of Utopia, and about six miles south of Waresville. He noticed six Indians quietly slipping toward him. Just at the moment one Indian was ready to fire. Richard Ware shot his six-shooter at the savage, who was mortally wounded. In a short time, J.C. Ware, Jowell Findley, and others, who heard the firing, hurried to his relief, but the Indians had already retreated. Mr. Ware was uninjured.
Note: Author interviewed: J.C. Ware, a brother of Wm. M. Ware and others who lived in Uvalde and adjoining counties at the time.
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.