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Ten Workmen on the Kansas Pacific Railway Killed - The News Confirmed - Nine Murders in Arizona.

A report from The New-York Times / Published May 17, 1870

ST. LOUIS, May 16. -- The officers of the Kansas Pacific Railroad here confirm the report from Omaha yesterday of the Indian raid on their road. The attack was made on working men, between Kit Carson and Willow Springs, a distance of forty miles. Ten men, belonging to grading parties, were killed.

This was the first appearance of the Indians this season in any force, and the workmen were not on their guard. Arms have been distributed to them, and troops have been sent to various points for protection, and no delay will be caused in the construction of the road between Kit Carson and Denver.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16. -- Arizona advices state that it is known that the Indians committed nine murders in that Territory during the last week in April.

Further Particulars of the Attack on the Pacific Railway Workmen -- Arrival of Troops -- A Fight with Mexican Wagon Trains.

DENVER, Colorado, May 16. -- The Indian raid of Saturday, the 14th, extended from Kit Carson westward for forty miles. The Indians, supposed to be Cheyennes, were in small parties of five to ten, though at Lake Station they are said to have been 200 strong. They went northwest, and further trouble is apprehended. Two companies of cavalry from Fort Wallace reached Carson, to lay and will be distributed at grading camps along the road, and work on the road will not be interrupted.

The following report is reliable: Two miles from West Carson thirty head of mules were run off, and one man was found dead and naked; three miles west, Mr. DUDLY, an engineer, was killed and his team captured; at the same place another party had a fight, in which two men were killed and one wounded and their teams captured; twenty miles west a running fight took place in which one man was killed and one wounded; twenty-five miles west one man was killed and one badly wounded; he will probably die. At Willow Springs, ROMEROZ's Mexican train was attacked (seventy miles west.) One man was killed and four wounded. A report from Lake Station says a fight took place between 200 Indians and five Mexican trains, in which one man was killed and three wounded. Several Indians were killed. Many men are missing. The total number of killed is probably twenty. Their names unknown.

ST. LOUIS, May 16. -- Gen. POPE has received dispatches from Gen. WOODS, at Fort Wallace, stating that he has sent troops of cavalry in pursuit of the Indians who attacked the working men on the Kansas-Pacific Railway. It is not known where the Indians came from, or to what tribe they belonged. They went north after the attack, taking about three hundred head of stock with them. They were two hundred strong.

 

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