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THE-AKGUS. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8. 1909.
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BY BUFFALO BILL
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T first cic.pli::j with Gcucf.il
George A. Custer Was when
I was a scout in the de
partment of Vas Missouri,
in the rpmr; c 1SC7. At this lime
General Custer's r;i!:ac-nt. the Sev
enth cavalry. United State army, was
at Fort learned, 0:1 Pawnee Fork, near
the Arkansas river.'"
Oue evci!i:v: ti e ?;!n'ial arrived at
Fort Hays f;-.i.i V vt I! ;rl:u He had
Willi him Oi:!y two' oiuevi':': a:itl Ibree
orderlies. The general t;ld Captain
Ovei.shine. who was (11 coi.i:r.ia::d of
Fort Hays at the thae. that he wi.hed
to leave Fort Hays the pe-rrt iticriiln;;
nt daylight to Join his regiment and
.war-ted a guide wiu knew liie country,
one that would make iui!ii.-;tai:e, well
moimt'Hl, to guide hi::i t Fort Lamed.
' Captain OveUL"!.l::e :ent for nie and
told me to be ready ehirrp at daylight
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TIlc mule would get ahead of the horses
to go with General Custer and that he
rwanted me "to have the Lest .mount
there was at the post. At that time
the horses at the fort were pretty well
run down from many chases after In
dians, but I was riding and had at
, the time as good a long distance horse
aa I have ever known, and he was a
mule. The general himself was riding
a Kentucky thoroughbred.
At daylight I "rode up to the com
manding ollicer's quarters, and Cap
tain Ovenshiuo introduced me for the
first time to General Custer. The gen
eral, seeing that I was -mounted ca a
mule, said to -Captain Ovenshine:
"Captain, I haven't got time to diily
dally along the road with a mule. I
eee that uiy guide here is mounted on
a mule. I want him to have a horse.
and a good one."
I said. "General, this Is tho best
. horse at the fort, and I assure you
During Change of . Life,
says Mrs. Chas. Barclay
Graniteville, vt. "I was passing
through the Changeof Life and suffered
I irom nervousness
and other annoying
symptoms, and I
can truly say that
pound has proved
of gold to me, as it
restored my health
and strength. I
never forget to tell
my friends what
"Vegetable Compound has dorie for me
during this trying period. Complete
restoration to- health means so much
to me that for the sake of other suffer -
big women I am willing to make my,
irouoie puoiio so you may puuusu
this letter." Mna. Chas. Baeclat,
fjualitied endorsement'.- 0 other med-
icine we know of has such a record
if cures of f entile ills as has Lydia E.
Vinkham's Vegetable. Compound.
For more than 80 years it lias been
"SS i?broid humors iVregularitfes
Sdic SI S
and nervous prostration, and it ia
unequalled for carrying women safely
through the period of change of life.
It costs but lifct)e-tO'try Lydia , E.
l'ihkham's Vegetable Compound, and,
"uisoi gow ioufieUJf wouiwi,.
l-i , - V-
that he won't be milch behind you
when vou reach Fort Lamed."
T'e captain explained to the general
th-.t the horses were in preitv bad
conditi" at the tort and that he had
heard me brag so much about that
mule that he felt quite sure that the
beast 'was all rlhf.
The general seemed a little displeas
ed and said. "Well. If that is tLe Lest
you have I will have to put up with
We mounted and started out on the
road. For the first fifteen miles to
iTmcky II ill river there was a ;;ood
wagon road, and as we rede r.lon.t the
general asked me numerous questions
In regard to the country and the In
dianr.. and thus we talked along mile
after mile. Lint the general was goiu:
at a pve'.ty rnpid gait; ar.d iy
was in.1 very rpeedy t:;i the s:tart. but
I knew h( would fi!:i:;!i all ll.tkt. S:
when the general was" not locking 1
would put the spurs to the mule a lit
tle to wake' him up. However. I kept
alongside of the general until 1 rot ti
Smoky II111 river. I noticed that the
old mule was not panting much. ln:
the hcrses were.
I tcld the general that thla would be
the last water for forty-five i-V.vs un
til we got nesr LaraoC: that it wcv.W
Le Le;;t to water the LurSci tlu're. v.t'.O
If the men required any water they
had better till up their canteens;, which
From tkhs point we struck Into tin
sand hHIs. Icavi.ig all roads. It wc
pretty sardy and pretty heavy travel
i:ig f-r hor.--e t-r mule, but I made up
my m!::d that I would i;hcw the gen
era I from there on that I had ::poke!'
the truth about the mule. Co when the
genercl was not looking at me I wou't"
put the spur; to him. and as he would
lunge ahead I would say:
"Whoa, there! Take It cm:y. old fal
low. Don't get to frettin'."
Ve went on like that for a mile er
s--o. The mule would jret ahead of th
horses, and whenever the general
wasn't looking I wcuid spur him. and
as the mule would forge aheid 1
would pnt him to calm him down.
Finally the general remarked. "Thai
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oral." I said. "He doesn't 50 good un
til he gets Lis second w ind."
lly this time the mule was reaily be
ginning to show his staying qualities
over the Kentucky horse that th. gen
eral was riding, and the general could
not keep up. But the general would
not give up. and we went 011 mile
after mile through the sand hills until
finally I had actually to wait on the
general a little. Every once in awhile
the general would remark about that
mule. Kut we went on, and the gen
eral stui wcuia not give in. e con
tinued goba;: until we got within about
fifteen mile:: of Fort Larned. Here we
stopped on a hiil to wait for the olB
cerj and orderlies to overtake us.
When they got up I showed the gen
eral a depression in tne tana mils and
told him that that was the Pawnee
Fork creek and that all we had to do
was to follow the creek down and we
would . jme to the fort.
"Now, general." I said, "if you have
any urgent dispatches that ycu want
taken to your commanding officer. If
you will give them to me I will take
them ou and have them delivered to
him. You cannot help but find your
. "Ah," he said, "you are kidding me
about what I said in regard to that
mule. Well," turning to one of the
oliicers. "you bring the escort In. Fol
low the direction we are going, and I
will go on with Cody."
And we started, I giving blm as live
ly a ride as his horse could stand until
we reached the fort That night the
general's horse died. The next morn
ing at guard mount I rode up to the
headquarters of Fort Larned, which
was commanded by Captain Daiuger
field Parker, with whom the general
was stopping, and reported, to him. I
Bald that if be had no further use for
me I would return to my own fort and
that if he had any dispatches he wanted
taken back to Fort Hays I would take
them, as I expected to get there In
eight hours on the same mule.
He laughed and said. "Well. I will
never say anything against a mule
Among the many army officers under
whom I have served one of my earliest
experiences was with Major General
Eugene A. Carr, retired. General Carr
! was a graduate of Yest Point when
cabins were more plentiful than frame
nouses .in upper Jew xoric state,
I w hence he came. Graduating In 1S50.
i. h, rwww .,,,1
ot the best, of Indian fighters.
In 3J:GS 1 flrst mef him when I. was
a scout for Colonel Royal's command,
i whom he-succeeded. It has been. the
pI-ide of my. career that, he being an
s,biI4ty'' 1 8ccufed hU eRtee:D and
flud I" his wrltuigs he .has
t u vcry generous in alluding to my
services. I had the honor of serving
with him In many trying caitopalgus,
. uotably In that which culminated in
hia success over. Tall Bull, who had
. htt been the terror of the plains with
. wUat b Luuwa as the "doa soldiers."
wuo' were renegades recfaltefT from a
dozen disappointed tribes and were
composed Of the most vicious, fanatical
Indians .who were opposed to the
white man's intrusion In the west. The
depredations were of a terrifying na
ture, and Carr was delegated to pun
ish them at all hazards. Their contin
uous pursuit for many months was a
very trying one, as they employed the
Indians' methods of annoyance in at
tack by safely scattering when hard
pressed. . Knowing that only strategic
cunning could eventually effect sub
jugation or dispersal. General Carr
proved by his persistent energy and
strategy that he wa3 equal to the sit
uation. It was during the continuous
pursuit of these warriors that I met
one of my closest calls In an incidental
fight which occurred at a point called
Elephant rock. It was in the spring
of 1SG9 that we reached Elephant
rock, which is a point on a rock on
the south side of Beaver valley, where
I found an Indian trail going down
the Beaver, and. following it. the com
mand went into camp. The general or
dered Lieutenant Ward to follow it, I
being already on the scene. I was
keeping the Indians In sight while cov
ering my presence from them, when
somewhat to the left, almost parallel
with them, I heard firing, and I after
ward ascertained that Lieutenant
Ward was in a skirmish so premature
that at oue time it threatened to cut
me off. 1
General Carr left the command un
der Major Brown to follow with the
wagons, and the Indians, skirmishing
with great daring, put up SL game fight.
General Carr followed them until
nearly dark and returned to meet and
protect the wagons. Forming his men
in a hollow square, he made nn orderly
retreat, the Indians showing great per
tinacity in their skirmish tactics, bo
much so that the general got a bullet
through the scabbard of hl3 saber.
Meeting the wagons and getting Into a
good position, he went into camp, but
the Indians stayed around all night,
emitting the cries of owls and coyotes,
as usual. Next day the Indians were
followed, and skirmishing was kept up
Incessantly. Lieutenant Schencfsky on
that occasion came near being am
bushed and had a few men killed.
This continuous skirmishing was kept
up for three days, with myself almost
continuously in the saddle, and while
we were in front the general sounded
the officers' call for consultation. 1
will permit General Carr to tell the
story of an affair in which he punished
the Indians severely, while the story
relates also to my connection with the
"I had heard some firing in front,
where the advance guard had gone out
of sight- My orders were for the ad
vance guard to. regulate on the main
column and always keep In sight of It,
but as Major Babcock and Lieutenant
W. P. Hall, now General Hall, were so
ambitious and anxious for .1 fight I
thought I would give them a chance,
and so I let them alone. After hasty
consultation regarding lack of supplier!
I sent a bugler to recall the advance
guard. He came back sayinj: he could
Ul liead icrza swathed in a bloody hand-
nor reach them, as thev were
rounded by Indians. The Indians had ; weakness and general debility. Its ac
got Into four ravines which headed tion on the blood, as a thorough puri
near the trail, two on each side. The fier makes it especially useful as a
half dozen had. led the advance on! spring medicine. This grand alterna-
with insulting gestures and defiant
words (some could speak and swear In
English), and when they came between
the ravines the whole poured out
around them. Babcock dismounted his
men and formed them in a circle ar.d
stood the Indians off. I sent Lieuten
ant Brady with the next company 'to
open communications, and the Indians,
supposing the . whole command was
coming, went on as before.
"Beaching . the scene, we could see
the Indians scattering in retreat. A
figure with apparently a red cap rose
slowly on the hilL For an Instant it
puzzled me, as It wore a buckskin and
had long hair. But on seeing the
horse I recognized that it was Cody's
Powder Face and saw that it was
'Buffalo Bill without his broad brim
med sombrero. On closer inspection
I caw that his head was swathed In a
i Woody handkerchief, which served net
I as tt temporary bandage, but us a
chapeau, his hat having, been shot X
; the bullet plowing his scalp badly fcr
about five inches. It had ridged aloug
the bone and was bleeding profusely.
a .very close call, but a lucky cicape
However. It would not do to -turn back
Immediately after -fluch lmnudecze. so
I took to. the gallop and ran them for 1
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In this range of prices we have produced a stylish and worthy display of new silk dresses that are without
question the handsomest we have ever shown. One piece and jumper effects in taffeta silk foulards satin
messaline in all the new shades of mulberry, wisteria catawba peacock smoke taupe browns navy
champagne peach reseda green black. All nicely made and beautifully trimmed.
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EXTENSIVE SHOWING OF
THE NEW SPRING SKIRT
AND WAIST MODELS.
twelve miles to and ncro:;a tlie upuV
r.i-an ninu up the bluffs :n the south
side, where they acted in their uju.il
aggravating style- .by scattering l
every direction after, dropping a good
deal of plunder. We eouid see t'.ierj
on the distant hill, but could not oats 'j
them under the circumstance: or with- !
out mean3 of soma counter strategic
cunning, so we went Imck and camp
ed north cf the Republican. The ad
vance guard had been relieved and
the Indians severely punished, with a
loss on our t-ide of ..but four or five
killed and a few wounded, this with
Babcock's horse wounded and Cody's
narrow cseajK? as tha resulting casual
ties. The objrx-t of the campaign was
nearly .accomplished, but our greatast
need was supplier:, which the hot trail
had sidetracked In thr excitement of
the necessary pursuit , of the defiant
foe. As the country W'as Infested with
Indians and It was fifty miles to the
nearest supply. point. Fort Kearny, on
consultation with Cody l:e decided that
it would be best to undertake the Job
himself, a point characteristic cf blm.
as he never shirked duty or faltered
in emergencies.. I gave bim the best
norse la the outfit, and when twilight
arrived he decided, after patching up
his head a little, to bring relief and
meet us at a point 'northwest ou the
riatte river, about a day's march on
ward." These were about the most
definite directions any scout got in the
trackless wastes of those days, and it
showed the peculiar sixth sense or
acumen possessed by experienced offi
cers and why practical scouts, like
Cody, in the wide terrestrial seas of
' the great plains rarely ever missed
connections. Cody therefore reached
us safely, making a successful ride of
fifty miles during the night and ar
riving at Fort Kearny at daylight."
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sur-'rangement .malnutrition, nervousness.
. live tonic is sold under guarantee at
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Now for the Final Clean Up of Winter Goats v
If you have any intention of buying a Ccat we are going to sell It to you if low prices are any inducement. It is
no longer a question of cost or valueV'We must have more room for Spring Stocks, which are arriving daily, and
all Winter Coats must go. So we have marked them at prices that should move them with a rush. They are
divided into four lots: . . - - .
FOR COATS THAT
(?7lFOR COATS THAT (ft -I f
SOLD UP TO
VELOUR AND SATIN COATS AT HALF
All ChiIdre.iV Coats'' Have' Bee.i Marked for Final
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New Silk Dresses $10.00 to $25.00
Us Show These
114-116 West Second St.
IN THE CHURCHES
Spencep Memorial Methodist. The
Epworth league will hold a meeting
this evening, followed by a bible study
class at the' home of Mrs. Ora Anders.
1305 Forty-fourth street.
Mrs. Bloomer's bible study class
will meet in the church tomorrow eve
Prayer services followed by Sunday
school teachers' meeting will be held
Wednesday evening in the church.
The Woman's Mission society will
meet Thursday afternoon at 2:30 wi'.h
Mrs. D. I. Hartwell, 4510 Eighth ave
The Young Men's Sunday school
class will hold a meeting in the churcii
Thursday evening at 7:30.
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Friday evening at 7:30 in the church.
First Methodist. The Daughters of
the Covenant will hold their quarterly
tea this evening at G:30 at the home of
Mrs. C. O. Lindoiff, 919 Twentieth
The Epworth league bible study
class will meet tomorrow evening with
S. E. Mattison, 1137 Twentieth street.
Prayer service and Sunday school
teachers meeting will be held Wed
nesday evening in the church. The
new song- books will be used for the
first time and the service will be
largely a song service.
The Epworth league will give an en
tertainment at the Y. M. C. A. Thurs
Friday evening cottage prayer meet
ing will be held at the home of R. D.
Stanley, 1224 Sixth avenue.
The King's Heralds will meet with
the Misses Bessie Miller and Faye
Hanna, 1020 Twenty-second street,
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Saturday evening in the church.
South Park Presbyterian. The
teacher training class will meet this
evening with Rev. W. G. Oglevee. 3015
j.ne junior association win meet in
the chapel tomorrow afternoon at 4
o'clock. Prayer services will be held
tomorrow evening at 7:30.
The Woman's guild will meet Thun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock with Mr3
J. T. Stephens, 813 Twenty-ninh
The Young People's association will
give a Lincoln program and entertain
ment Friday evening In the chapel.
United Presbyterian. The Kate
Hill Mission society will meet totnor-
ro wevening with Miss Esther Blake-
more, 81C Nineteenth street.
The Men's league will hold its'Xw.tipth ,trM; W(.Hnrail9V fPnnn
ing Wednesday evening in the church.
Two cottage prayer meetings will brt
held the same evening for women at
the home of Mrs. C. E. Bryan, 1523
Tenth avenue, and at the home of M?.
and Mrs. D. E. Steck, 904 Third ave
nue.- ::. .,
Thf T niHocr' AM cwlclv nfll muit
FrMav afromnon witK Mr. nav T-
dig. 1514 Eighth avenue.
The Young People's society will
meet Friday eventntr with Mrs. Buelt-,
ner, 522- Twenty-fourth street, .
Broadway Presbyterian. -Tomorrow
J afternoon at 3:30 the Helen Mills cir
cle will meet with Miss Margaret Mc-
FOR COATS THAT
SOLD UP TO
are without doubt the prettiest and most
the phenomenal selling so early in the
a long season's wear. Prices start at
Cabe. 2920 Fifth avenue.
Wednesday afternoon at 3, Ruth's
band will meet with Mrs. E. G. Frazsr,
734 Twenty-third street.
The Junior association will meet in
the Sunday school rooms Wednesday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. Prayer services
will be held Wednesday evening at
30. - . v.. , , ...
Friday afternoon at 3:30 the mis
sion societies of the church will hold
a praise meeting in the Sunday school
rooms. Miss Elva Smook of Korea
will speak at this service.
Friday evening at 8 the Young Peo
ple's society will give a sociable and
Lincoln entertainment in the church.
Zion Lutheran. Tomorrow evening
the Men's society will meet wita John
Fryxell, 715 Third street, Moline.
Thursday evening cottage prayer
services will be held at the home of L.
J. Erickson, 728 Eighteenth-aud-a-half
Friday afternoon the Ladies Aid
society will meet with Mrs. August
Hanson, COT Forty-fourth street, Mrs.
Hanson will be assisted by Mrs. 3.
Hammergrain and Mrs. N. J. Hanson.
The Boys' society will meet Satur
day afternoon with Rev. E. K. Jonson,
710 Forty-fourth street.
Grace Lutheran. The Forward so
ciety will meet this evening with Miss
June Hanson, 143 Fourth avenue, M
The confirmation classes' wbl meet
WednesJay evening at 7 and Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Prayer services will be held Wed
nesday evening at 8 in the church.
The Altar society will meet Thurs
day at 7:15 with Miss Grace-Bura,
4321 Seventh avenue.
First Baptist. Prayer services will
be held In the church Wednesday eve
ning. The Ladies' Aid society will meet
Friday afternoon in the church par
Edgewood Baptist. Tomorrow even
ing the Baptist Young People's union
will meet with Mrs. Leland, 448 Forty-
Prayer services will be held in the
church Wednesday evening.
The Ladies' Aid society will meet
with Mrs. Lockhart, 103 First street,
Moline, Friday afternoon.
The choir will meet for rehearsal
Trinity Episcopal. Trinity guild will
meet with Mrs fV S A!rnnt0i 1100
The postponed meeting of the vestry
will be held at the rectory Thursday
evening at 8.
The annual sale of -the Vestment
guild will be -held Thursday afternoon
hi the choir room.
r-rcoyicr.an ine noun?
i?ple'8 CIsa Endeavor society
metl ims at tne
tua,Je, lur lue nmiy Business anu
social meeting. Short addresses will
be 'made by-E. E. McAloon. W- J.
Beardsley and Rev. Marlon Humph
reys. . v - .. 7 .,
Wednesday evening prayer services
FOR COATS THAT
SOLD UP TO
will he held at 7.: 45, followed by a
meeting of the officers and teachers of
the Sunday school.
Saturday afternoon the Woman's
Home and Foreign Mission societies
w ill hold a praise service in the chapel.
Miss Elva Smook of Korea will address
Aiken. Street Presbyterian. This ev
ening at 7:45 the- Christian Endeavor
society will hold a business and social
There will be preaching services in
the chapel tomorrow evening at 7:45
by Rev. J. L. Vance.
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 the
Ladies Sewing society will meet with
Mrs. Charles Schnick, 1C30 Fourteenth
Fir6t Swedish Lutheran. The board
of deacons will meet this evening at 8
o'clock at the parsonage.
The confirmation classes will meet
tomorrow evening at 7 and Saturday
morning at 9 o'clock.
Prayer services will be held in the
church Wednesday evening at 7:30.
The Sunday school teachers will meet
The Young People's society will hold
a valentine sociable Thursday evening
at the home of Miss Freda Johnson,
522 Third street.
Christian Science. The weekly tes
timonial meeting will be held in the
church Wednesday evening at 7:45.
No Alcohol or