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STORE'S HARD NUT TO CRACK: HOW FAR DID
BUFFALO BILL RIDE?
SAM LLOYD .
"CoL Dodd's 55-mile canter with
his U. S. troops into Mexico in 24
hours was a fine piece of marching,"
remarked an old trooper, "but did
you ever hear of that famous oner
day ride of Buffalo Bill in the old days
when he was scouting for Gen.
"It was by no means a record, but
'a great feat when we consider the
character of country and the fact
that he was dodging hostile Indians:
all the way.
"The general's cavalry was strung
WHERE DOES IT BELONG
' Where would YOU put this edi
torial? Does it belong in the BEST
editorial of the day in the Tribune
or in the WORST editorial of the
day in the Evening Post? It is
headed, "He is Neutral," and is from
Reedy's Mirror, SL Louis, written
by an Irishman in a densely German
city. It reads:
"President Wilson must be just
about all right as to war. Pro-Germans
say he is favoring the allies
out for 30 miles when Buffalo Bill
was ordered from the tail-end to car
ry a message to the general at the
head. The scout delivered his mes
sage and returned to the end of the
line in exactly the time it took the
troops to go forward 30 mile's.
"It has been a controversy for
years as to just how far Bill must
have gone on that hike and I have
never heard two persons agree on the
"How many miles did Buffalo Bill
ride i delivering that message and
returning to the rear?"
Watch The Day Book for solution.
and the crazy pro-ally folks in the
east say he is too considerate of
Germany. The bellicose say he is
too pacific in his determination to
keep out of the war, and the pacifists
say he is too bellicose in his notes to
Germany and his pleas for prepared
ness. Plain, unadorned pro-Americans
believe just about as President
Wilson is acting."
T. R. does NOT stand for "Tired