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TIIK ( ARIABAD CTTRMNT, FIUOAT. PWKMDKR O. I KM
mi:) i. vi:mls OAPTIVK ur a woman with long, Iblek iiair,
MUM. I MH INDIAN") mid John Imaginad that It wan the
(Continued from tag four) Incalp of lili mother. It looked like
. I her hair when shu would taku It
take thu mi nt tn keep his lips and ' down at homo to comb It.
suma (rom boina ieueratea he tba Thu Indiana wero not álays aue-
afaarp ni ' U I Oth Indians laughed ' ressful In their raids. Many brave1
avar then another bit-' whh held to 1 ploi wi re In the settlements.'
hla mouth, nuil took Hint alao. A and the Indiana were often beaten
large piece wus then handed to bun
which liu took, and commenced to
Tho IndlaiiH peaked up and aet out
gain, atlll making John ride naked
behind one of theui lb-fore BOM
they met ii largo hnn.l of Indiana of
their own tribe, t'oui.ui'-hes, and led
by lli'-ir head chief, 'Miníalo Hump "
He talked la the two Indiana and
fhen rodi around and eloaely exam
ined the eagdtva Ha seemed to be
aagry at tha w.iv they had treated
kim, and aaoi lohn on to tha main
ramp In chance of only one Indian
taken from li lit hand ana in punish emu.- tiroa
the other two mode them Join hla made alKna
with l he loaa of warriors. Occaalon
ally, alao. In their raids among the
whites they encountered the Texas
ftanger und generally got? the worst
Of It. When ii tin up with one of
these dlsaatora they would hurry
back to thu village and have big
pnw wow for several days of mourn
ma;. The Indian boya annoyed John
very much. They gathered around
him, pulled hla hair, slapped him In
the face and did many things to an
noy and hurt him. Por fear of the
other Indians, he made no realst
ncc, but finally the old auuaw be-
of theac attacks, and
to John to hit them
band and no on He- r.ild which he John waa a stout, frontier boy, and
was now Mm tin.' out on lie alHo he went' at the young Indians like
furnished fi hull il ikln tor tho cap- a wildcat. He cam-lit hold of their
live to ride on ' hair. Jerked them to the
When the maltl camp waa reached ground, stumped upon them and
It proed to b lai rills situ I
ted On the We hit i river, near
where the town o WiehMO Kails Is
now on tin- I'm i Worth and Danta I
railroad. The rows 'if epeea or wig 1
wains extended u mile or more along
the river, hut f.u enough buck to
bo out ol danger of high water.
John was taken to tho center of
the Mil. i. . , where He re was a large j
tep-e, hud tur I ovei io an old In
dian suuuw tiie oblef'i wile. The,'
first thing the Indian woman did for!
John Wai In wrap dressed deed
kin around liia nuked and:
blistered body und He l un with'
a leather Hiring ground the waist.!
In Uho next lew days aba mid" him,
awl e 1 .linn I lotho. nut of dressed
nklia. laggings, mooca ilna, cup, etc 1
8he also painted a red ,pot on each '
cheek slid one on tils' end of Ills
no a. She treated him well, except
ahe mude him work nearly all the
timo bringing wuter ami wood, dree-'
ring skins, attending to horaai und
other things There wore many I
horses being herded In the valley,
nd good per. n of tin-in belonged 1
to the chief. The hi.. ii ol been
atoleu at m Ilinea from the net
tiara. The i i I chief luul now gone
ta) gat more horses, iralps and cap-1
In the ccnt'et of r v ill;ici aim
near tha chief's tepee was a pola
sat up In the mil it was
hung full or scalps, black scalps,
long hair or woim n mi l hah) scalps.
At' nlghl the Indiana would gather
round this pole ami dance and sing
the SCSUe III up bj ii iinmroii.i Uro.
War partir wei ruining and going
moat of the time, bringing In horses
and hanging fresh scalps on the
pala. One party brought In the scalp
Steak, potatoes and
Pork chops, potatoes
and coli'ee 35c
Sausage, eggs and
We wish to extend to our friends and custom
ers the Season's Greetings and assure you one
and all of our sincérese wishes for a most happy
and prosperous New Year.
At the same time we want to express to you
our appreciation of the hearty co-operation and
good will with which we have been favored the
past year, thereby proving that you recognize
and appreciate what tePiggly Wiggly has meant
in actual saving to the households of this com
During the coming year and in the years to
follow, with your co-operation we will continue
to serve you and earnestly endeavor to maintain
that confidence you have reposed in us and afford
you that same protection against exhorbitant
MTOIUC WU.Ii liK CIvOHKD NKW TEAK'S DAY, MONDAY, JAM WHY 1st.
ALL OVER THE WORLD
had a dnien or more running away.
After that drubbing they left him
When the ehltf came back, hla
squaw evidently told him what a
fighter their captive was, for soon
he made a bet' with another chief
that the white hoy could whip his
boy. They bat a horse each, and
led the two hoys up near ' I luff alo
Hump's" tepee, where the ftght waa
to lake place. When the boy was
brought up whom John bad to light,
he took a good look at him and waa
atlafled this boy waa not? in the
scrap which he had with the other
Indian boya, and alao that he waa
well made and taller than he waa.
He dreaded the encounter with this
Indian lad. The great chief of the
Comanche was betting a horse on
Mm, and he must fight to win. if
he loaf, whst could a poor captive
pale face boy expect from a inad
d ned savego who held human life
The fight waa long snd desperate,
and soon both were coicred with
blood. John could clinch and throw
the Indian, but could not keep him
down and bant him Until the victory
was won, na h" tried time nnd again
to do The Comanche hoy could
whirl ns quick aa a eat and throw
John off. and he had tn regain his
feet quickly to keep himself from
being pinned down. At last the In
dlan boy began to weaken. John's'
hard knuckles bad benti-n the skin
from his hend and fare and his
lungs almost knocked loose by hard!
blows and klcka In the side. After
few more rounds the younx brave j
fumed hla back, stage -i d to his
fatli. i and stood with bowed head.'
mutely admlttliur his defeat. ,
"lluffnln Hump" claimed the I
borne und took hold of the ropei
which the other chief wns holding
but the chief waa not satisfied and I
would not turn loose. He went to
the white boy and examined his I
knuckles, ns If he suspected some
luck, gad still would not give up the
horse. Loud, angry worda ensued
ami both chiefs drew their toma
hawks and stood facing each other
In a menacing attitude. At this cri
sis, the squaw of "Buffalo Hump"
rushed between them and held up
her bands. Strange to say, both
ohlefs at once belted their toma
buwka, und the horse was duly de
11m red to 'lluffalo Hump."
For several dnys after the ftght
John could hardly walk or move
about and his right hand was swoll
en to twice Ha natural size, and he
conlil not Ii . ii for nalu. Flnallv t'he
old squaw beat up some herbs and
mude a poultice, which she bound to
the hand, which soon had a good
effect and the swelling decreased.
Aa Una went on, the chief allow
. ad John to have a bow and some
arrows, but without spikes In the
arrows, ami let him to out With the
Indian boys in shoot rabbi's nnd
prairie dogs. The Indian boys ere
not allowed to have spikes on their
arrows either, hut the arrows were
sharpened, not flat, but round, to a
small, tuperlng point, and then
burnt black In hot ashes to harden
them. Small game was killed by
I hem. From then on John und rie
Indian boys got along. He and the
boy whom he fought often hunted
together and became great friends.
ThOJ hud many frlendlv bouts of
wrestling, running foot races, etc.,
to see who waa the better In it hese
riling:'. John learned the Comanche
dialect, and could understand the I
Indians. He found out that when
he and the Indian boy whose
name was Nncona, were out alone j
that Nocona was responsible for.
kim, and must b-lng him buck or kill - Ju
Bin if he attempted to escape. tinned the namo of his sou where voice, but not the wild looking paint-1 'here. While riding over tho pflal-
Whon John was about fifteen Be mother could boar. led Indian, but something In their,e" nd ouie distance from tho
years of age he was allowed ro have Tno Umu tame f(jr tuo treat pro- eyes and merry smile convinced him! nouae, they were discovered by
spikaa in his arrows, and go out poRuion to be put into execution, I that this waa his son, and with op- i011'" "nlher and the negro woman,
with the warriors to kill deer and , ftnd the poopiu were notified far ana , n rma clasped him In a strong em- The cPUln beckoned with bis band,
antelope The buffalo ranga waainei.r ,or ,i1Ua who lout children bri.ee i,d with areat emotion ox-lThl" removed all doubts, and tho
some" distance off, mid he was not ai- bv in,..,.,, canture 10 come to Austin i claimed : I mother and her servanta came run-
"Johnny! My son. my son." I .3'i , V . ,
saaava vi'iipru iikti i nil II U n.
lOWad I" RO that far. They wouia 011 u n,,,.!. ,tttH . identify the cas I
not lei him go on raids, even tlves that would be brought' thoro.
i other t'rlhes of Indians, which iju10 wai gemu of hope for the
thev often did. On one occasion a hereuM d h me of the Sowells. The'
nana Started out to make a raid in I mother wept for Joy, and the negro
lb. white '.ettlciiionts, lull ilion Ic ,,,. .litH llantaln Mnwnll ' . . . . " TT
ruined minus sjx warrior' The, ' " " r ."V;fV no-,. io7 Austin with' . " PVB '" I !
stated Hi" long before tha, renohed a bllv, ttHiru ho$aK HK.,lwt hopu ;;c'n",'ot0Ur w,,.., account of .' . ., n n0. pWi'U nKa'"
thl astUomenU they were attacked ftIll I,.arlUK am, dlt!ading to come ' e ,ost !oa rg j n's hTl, was cut h r h t ol Jaauary on
by a party of whit- un u who rode ,,, !, i,i,,o.i lohn When ill, .' John s hnli was cut, der thu management of Mrs. B. T
i.e. rami, wusiieo on, nun ne wus Uurns. I'.irlHlinii neonln feel n lust
ueuerai rjousion wiuiesseu tne " Ulcus de Lawd, hero's Johnny!
scene, and tears rolled down hla Mesa da Lawd. here's Johnny!"
cheek, and he came forward to greet And John was folded In hla over-
niu iosi noy. i ncii cuín u long ex-1 loved mother's arms
splendid horses, and who fought Xo arrived at Austin the Indians
fiercely and so close up tlinl they ,,,, )et rome lu Ullt General
were bound to give way with the . HoBton wus there .and told Captain
losa of six wurriors. Tnls eucount- aowull, whom hu knuw. that they
or created n good deal of excitement weI(, escorted In by a company of
In the village. The men whom these 1H1mril alld a runner who hud urrlv-
warrlors encountered were Texas üd iiioriiing reported Uiat tboy
Rangan. would be In on the followlug day.
Killing the years of captivity when lt waH knowt; that the Indiana had I
John hud become mi Indian to ntl quite a ,ot of capuvcs,
outside appearances, ne still longeh
io ,e the folks at ho ..,,, and laid exclttement prevailed. I
plans to escape. He had become ,!- rolatl-oa rushed here
laned thut hi. mottier had not been , d lneru cal namei and occa.
K....-U UJ l.ie .ilium in. an no imreu, , . . , , . .,,, ,h.,
, From the conversation of wai rlors, í. L. r
l, , . ,, , , , . .. . , ' l some lost one had been louud. Cap-
" M il I II' II luul IIIII.L III ll.i.l I lili i , . i .-.-.
,, m ,. , , , I ta hi .'lowell wus under the Imprea-
J.1?1 L.R1.Ve: .. '.r" h.e. rion that ho would pick hi. son ou
p.... w émw ' .lot any crowd. With theae thoughts
ong stre ch of wilderness country k , , thro h the ,
wo kuadrad nJtoa, whioi, lay b.- and h JollIi
tween him and his home, a territory, falhur bu. - arct
eonstsntly being crv.ssed by roving
band, o Indians Coinunches. Klo- w recognlto hlm.
waa. 1-V?t)Z Una. the old man walked
oilier Vliue., lie n-ii mimxi ""mu . . -.. v..- I...I ...r..l eln.,.l
..i .iiiii.i hi- iium, mmv ' . - ,"
clad In tba clothes or his own race. ' pride In the Crawford Hotel, and na
It was a long ride to the Sowell 1 Urñ- Hums is experienced and en
horno, but tho two llnally arrived
pablo we predict a eplendld bualnasa
for the cafe.
Wishing 1 923 will bring to you a full
measure of Health ana Prosperity
and assuring you of our appreciation
- of your good will and patronage
Purdy's Furniture Store
he would he i. captured
Mora than three year, passed, and
In the meantime Qenerul Houston
hud made treaty With the Coman
ches att1ie "Wichita Village," aa It
waa uow culled b the whites, for the
Texas Rangers bad fought and de
at' the tall, straight young warrior
as he supposed, who sat still and
looked way off towards the Coloraste'
river. The captain finally gave up
General Houston was watching
feated a band of warrlore and local- o ,th!f'.?llí w" m"eh in"r8ti;1' .
ed their stronghold. Part of tn!'' tho frontier captain In I
stipulation of the treaty was that ! re,t aan.
the Comanche, should bring all of
their captives to the State Capital,
Austin, and there turn them over to
their friends and relatives.
The three long years bad bean a
' sorrowful period to the Inmates of
the Bqwell home. They had no idea
I of the fate of John, whether killed
. or yet olive. Ills father weut about
'Mending to affairs st home, or fol
lowing and fighting hostile banda of
raiding Indiana. He seldom men-
Sowell sat down, bowed tit. head
and covered bis fare with his handa.
John, who had been watching him
out of 'he corner of one eye, sprang?,
lightly to the ground. He w i- di
rectly behind his father, and taking
a few steps tapped him on the
shoulder and said:
"Hello, Pap! Don't you know
The captain sprang up aa If shot,
and whirled around. Ha knew the
Such a Lovely Cshristmas. Yes.
1923 looks bright Yes!
He: "I could dance on like this for
She: "Oh, I'm sure you don't mean
it. You're bound to improve, by having
your clotbés pressed at the
CARLSBAD CLEANING & PRESSING SHOP
He: "We are not satisfied unless
B. TIDWELL, Mgr.