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THE INDIANS PREPARING FOR AN UPRISING -- TROOPS SENT AFTER THEM.

Associated Press / June 26, 1885

WICHITA, Kan., June 26. -- The Daily Eagle is in receipt of a special from the Cheyenne Indian Agency late this evening, of which a synopsis is transmitted to the Associated Press. The situation at the agency looks critical, and the officers, employees, and traders are liable to be attacked by the infuriated Cheyennes at any moment.

The Indians are drilling daily in regular warlike form. The arrival of the troops under Sumner only seems to have stirred up the Indians, who put out extra spies in all directions. Without prompt and efficient action on the part of the Government a bloody raid and massacre will be the result. The special, which is from a reliable man at the agency, says that the Indians are in sufficient force to butcher the whites, including the troops now stationed there. The Indians keep their ponies picketed night and day, and they are well armed and have plenty of ammunition. The people at the agency dare not attempt to reach the Kansas border.

Five companies of the Fifth Cavalry, under Major Carpenter, passed through this city by special train to-day, and will be within one day's march of Reno by to-morrow morning.

WASHINGTON, June 26. -- Senator Ingalls to-day received a telegram from the Governor of Kansas, saying that an incursion by the Cheyennes, similar to that of 1878, is apprehended, and that great uneasiness prevails. The western part of Kansas has been rapidly settled up this season, and the newcomers are in a very defenseless condition. Gov. Martin, therefore, expresses an earnest desire that the Secretary of War should station troops on the southwestern border of the State to guard against any attack from the Indians. Secretary Endicott being out of the city, Senator Ingalls called on the President with this telegram and was assured that the matter had been a subject of earnest consideration by the President and his Cabinet, and that active measures have been taken both by the Interior and War Departments to prevent, if possible, any outbreak, and to repress it promptly should one occur.

Gen. Augur has reported to the War Department that he has 16 companies, 10 of cavalry and 6 of infantry, at Fort Reno, Indian Territory. The last company arrived at the fort to-day. The General apprehends no immediate outbreak of the Cheyennes. They have been informed of the proposes appointment of a commission to investigate their troubles, and express a willingness to await the result.

DENVER, Col., June 26. -- A special to the News from Durango says: "It is currently reported that the citizens of this county will demand the delivery to the authorities of the Indians concerned in the murder of Genthner, when trouble is almost sure to follow.

"Nothing has yet been heard here of Agent Stollsteimer's investigation. Unconfirmed reports are afloat that other Indians have been killed. The excitement here is subsiding."

 

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