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INDIAN FIGHTERS' TALES.
Exciting Times in the West When
Geronimo and His Men Were
on the War Path.
Chiei Gerouilo. the famous
A pache fighter. who is now at the
World's Fair. will soon receive a call
from one of his old antagonists. a re
tired soldier, who fought the renown
ed Indian warrior in Arizona and
New Mexico thirty-five years ago.
The soldier is Henry George Na
bers. of No. 1318 North' Fifteenth
street, who was a sergeant in Troop
G. Eighth United States cavalry,
about 1870. Mr. Nabers is not known
in army circles by his real name, how
ever, for he ran away from home
when he was iS years old. to prevent
his relatives hearing where he was
he enlisted under the name of
This was n i16. and soon after
joining the army his regiment was
ordered to the southwest, where a
constant warfare was being waged
between the Apaches under Geroni
mo and the United States soldiers.
Many were the thrilling exper
iences which Sergeant Tracy had in
the mountains of Arizona and New
Mexico from i868 until April, 1873,
when he was honorably dscharged.
The hardest battle in which he took
part was that which was fought on
the summit of the mountains on the
line between New Mexico and Arizo
na in the fall of 1871.
Troops G, I. K and L, of the
Eighth United States cavalry, had
been engaged with about 2,000
Apaches," said the retired veteran,
"and after a hard day's fight the cav
alry slowly withdrew from the field.
The mountain ridge then interposed
between us and the Indians, and the
officers decided to take the Indians
by surprise in the night and com
pletely rout them.
"Captain E. J. Fishit, who was in
command of Troop G. was instructed
to select a sergeant, who in turn
should choose ten trustworthy men
to accompany Manwella. a half-breed
scout, on the reconnoiter. The cap
tain selected me, and wth ten sol
,diers whom I knew would not run, I
went with Manwella on the scouting
"We 'were instructed slowly to
climb the mountain, and when we
found the Indians to signal to the
rest of the army at the foot of the
hills which would then follow us and
give battle to the Apaches. .
"Cutting branches of sagebrush,
-each man slowly advanced up the hill,
waving the branches in front of his
-face thus making the Indians think
that what they saw was nothing but
"As we neared the top of the hill a
company tailor who had joined the
reconnoitering party foolishly raised
his head and received a bullet in the
forehead. The report of the gun
was mistaken by the soldiers at the
base of the mountains as the signal
.to adv'ance. They swept up the hill,
'drove the Indians from camp, and fol
'lowed them for 36 hours.
"In this battle a lieutenant was
s'hot through both jaws. We placed
'him in an improvised stretcher. which
w:.s swung between two horses, and
carried him for 6o miles to Apache
"For my conduct in this battle I
'received a medal from the govern
ment but that medal has since been
Though Sergeant Tracy or Henry
*G. Nabers, was not with the party
that captured Geronimo. yet for a
while, he says, he was in command of
the guard that had charge of Gero
nimo at Camp Bowie. Ariz. He is
confident that Geronimo will remem
The most thrilling experience of
Sergeant Tracy's life took place about
1873, after he left the army and when
he was selling cattle to the govern
ment. WVith a party of nine men he
had gone to Fort Cummins. Ariz., to
get 5o cattle. which he intended to
drive to the camp at Bowie. After
rounding up the cattle, Nabers and
his nine assistants started on the fif
ty mile journey. After riding about
ten miles the little band of ten men
was attacked by a band of so Indians,
who desired to drive off the cattle.
"A battle resuh:ed." said Mr. Na
bers in 'telling of the' incident, "and
for three hours, using our horses as
breastworks, we fought. Seven of my
men ll. I was shot in the arrm
ha bllet. and just as I was get
ng in yI saddle I felt a stinging
"cking d0wn 1 saw that my looi
had been pierced with an arr-w. I
ptl!ed the arrow out. and then begar
the l ng ride to Camp Bowic. As
I rode the blood oozed from my boots
I was in the hospital for a long tim
as a result oi the wounnds I received
in this hattle. but I was the only one
,f the three survivors who did no
liose an arm -r leg."
Another experience of which the
old Indian tighter tells is one of rid
ing with the army for 36 hours with
"After we had been without watei
for 36 hours. he said. "a' soldier told
me that two miles back he had seer
what appeared to be coyote tracks
and that he thought if we would fol
l,w those tracks we should find a
-I then rode back with this soldiei
to the tracks of.which he had spoken
and after following them for five
miles came to a small spring fron
which the water was flowing at the
rate of a bucket every ten minutes.
TROUBLE FOR .ROOSEVELT.
Prediction of Mrs. Ward, The Geor
In casting a political horoscope for
the national political campaign, Mrs.
R. P. Ward. a Georgia woman who
predicted the death of President Mc
Kinley. has found serious trouble to
President Roosevelt. It is all going
to happen during the month of Sep
ten.ber. or the deal's off, and the
president will pull through.
If he passes the crisis next month,
according to the vision of Mrs. Ward,
President Roosevelt stands a fine
show of being elected president. In
order to accomplish this it is pre
dicted that the democratic party will
be split into two factions, but on
what rock is not stated.
"I see great danger for President
Roosevelt in September," said Mrs.
Ward yesterday. "It looks very dark
for him. He is in danger of violence.
In fact, on March 7, last I prophe
sied the assassination of Roosevelt.
He is a good man at heart, and if
he passes through this dangerous
period that now hangs over him, and
is elected, he will serve his country
well. If he escapes the impending
danger, he will be elected by a large
Turning her attention to the presi
dential campaign. Mrs. Ward said:
"I saw sometime back a favorable
democratic campaign, but since then
here has been some very strong
hanges. They took place about the
time of the nominations. At that
ime the conditions were clear. Now
I see a division among the democrats.
As I now see it that party will split,
and there will come great confusion.
There is a darkness of uncertainty
anging over Mr. Parker.
"Rooseveit will be the next presi
dent if he av-erts the calamity that
waits him. The shadows are gath
ering thickly about him. He has
friends who may in some way deal
darkly with him. I prophesied a
econd term for McKinley, also his
tnal end, warning him by letter of
hs coming troub!e.
"I now say that the democrats will
be divided and will be knocked out
nless they stand together strongly.
Yet, as I now see it. the democrats
will split and make a channel; the
()ner side will till tup the gap.
"Again I see hard times ahead,
noney scarce, hard suffering, a scar
ity of cotton, but higher in price. I
see a nearby war and much disturb
anees as well as distress. America
will have trouble with foreign coun
tries and diffictulties that will not be
"In this prophesying of the politi
cal campaign I am not following the
dictates of my heart. I have got to
tell this thing as I see it, not as I
wotld like to have it.
"Roosevelt will be the next presi
dent bevond the shadow of a doubt
if he is not killed.
"There will never be a race war in'
this country. 1 see negroes and whiite
men fighting side by side without
unforms. It iS :nv intention to write
n:oPresident Roosevelt. wa:-nn
him of the danger and telling hin
1 mw to- avert ht. Tim Parker. then
clored1 man who defended President
cKnlo.ey aufflo was tromgh 1he
s. ilth and I bhlieve was 'tructed
by President Rtosevlt I) see ine re
ardig te prsidm'strip to- Char
I.vililV ht' 1! An.'.gu-1* Ia. M v V i - It ) n
I with ,reat fear and sa(die5s
r 'I2 c:: e.nntry :tni its rulers.
The Same Thing.
New Yt,rk Sun.
A big Russian wI jIll1111(1 sat out
-ide lne of the Yiddish Bowery thea
tres during the porforiance the
,ther night and made night hideous
with his clamor. 1 is master had
gone inside. having a merited faith
in the brute's al)ility to take care of
himself. The log was lonely. but
impressive. The theatre employes
did not interfere.
The situation w;as critical when an
nrchin volunteered to return the ani
mal to its home, providing that on
his return he be admitted to the
Mhow. The manager agreed and the
hound accompanied his small ac
quaintance without demur. On the
return of the youth he was passed in.
In a few moments three more gamins
presented themselves for admittance.
'fer removin' de dawg." as they ex
plained. The manager remarked
with some heat that that score had
been settled. "Well." replied the
spokesman, "it's dis way. if yous
don't let us in we'll go an' toin de
dawg loose again." They got in.
Of the condition of The Commercial
Bank of Newberry, S. C., at the close
of business June 30, 1904. Published ac
cording to an Act of General Assembly.
Notes discounted ................ $302,210 73
Furniture and fixtures....... 3,051 93
Due from banks. ......... ..... 4,525 58
Overdrafts ........................ 4,823 09
Cash and cash items............ 10,935 65
Capital stock. .. .. ............ $ 50,000 00
Individual deposits ............ 174,334 90
Dividends unpaid......... ..... 2,437 50
Accrued interest................ 1,279 35
Expense, Due July 1st, ..... 1,233 34
Due banks......................... 3,347 00
Profits. ............................. 27,914 89
Rediscounted............ 65,000 00
Personally appeared before me Z. F.
Wright, Cashier of the above named
bank, who swears that the above state
ment is correct to the best of his knowl
edge and belief. Z. F. Wright, Cazhier.
Sworn to before me this 6th day of July
1904. J. Y. McFall, Notary Public.
0. B. Mayer, '
Jno. M. Kinard, .Directors.
L. W. Floyd,J
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