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Geronlmo, untamed man killer, un reconstructed savage, wily, blood thirsty and cruel, ngw an aged, hope less, helpless, dying prisoner, has told the complete story of his life. His autobiography, which has been edited for him by S. M. Barrett, with full per mission and consent of the war de partment, is about to be published. It makes a long, weird and Intensely in teresting story, as will be noted by portions reproduced here, says the New York Herald. Mr. Barrett, after gaining the confi dence of the old Apache, led him to tell of his birth, his early days and his warfare on other Indians and pale faces. Of his battles with Miles and Crook, of what he the injustice done to the Indian, the old savage writes: “Perhaps the greatest ever done to the Indians was the treat ment received by our tribe from the United States troops about 1863. The chief of our tribe, Mangus Colorado, went to make a treaty of peace for our people with the white settlement at Apache Tejo, N. M. It had been re ported to us that the white men in this settlement were more friendly and more reliable than those in Ari zona, that they would live up to their treaties and would not wrong the In dians. “Mangus-Colorado, with three other warriors, went to Apache Tejo and held a council with these citizens and soldiers. They told him that if he would come with his tribe and live near them they would issue to him, from the government, blankets, flour, provisions, beef and all manner of supplies. Our chief promised to re turn to Apache Tejo within two weeks. .When he came back to our settlement he assembled the whole tribe in coun cil. I did not believe that the people at Apache Tejo would do as they said and therefore I opposed the plan, but It was decided that with part of the tribe Mangus-Colorado should return to Apache Tejo and receive an issue of rations and supplies. If they were as represented, and if these white men would keep the treaty faithfully, the remainder of the tribe would join turn and we would make our perma nent home at Apache Tejo. I was to remain in charge of, that portion of the tribe which stayed in Arizona. We gave almost all of our arms and am munition to the party going to Apache Tejo, so that in case there should be treachery they would be prepared for any surprise. Mangus-Colorado and about half of our people went to New Mexico, happy that now they had found white men who would be kind to them, and with whom they could live in peace and plenty. Claims Comrades Were Slain. “Ko word ever came to use from them. From other sources, however, we heard that they had been treacher ously captured and slain. In this di lemma we did not know just exactly what to do, but fearing that the troops who had captured them would attack us, we retreated into the mountains near Apache Tejo. “During the weeks that followed the departure of our people we had been in suspense, and, failing to pro vide more supplies, had exhausted all of our store of provisions. This was another reason for moving camp. On this retreat, while passing through the mountains, we discovered four men with a herd of cattle. Two of the men were in front in a buggy and two were behind on horseback. We killed all four, but did not scalp them; they were not warriors. We drove the cat tle back into the mountains, made a camp ,and began to kill the cattle and pack the meat. “Before wo had finished this work we were surprised and attacked by TJnited States troops, who killed in •all seven Indians —one warrior, three women and three children. The gov ernment troops were mounted, and so were we, but we were poorly armed, having given most of our weapons to the division of our tribe that had gone to Apache Tejo, so we fought mainly with spears, bows, and arrows. At first I had a spear, a bow and a few arrows, but in a short time my spear •and all my arrows were gone. Once I was wounded, but by dodging from side to side of my horse as he ran I escaped. During this fight we scat tered In all directions and two days later reassembled at our appointed place of rendezvous, about 50 miles from the scene of this battle. Fought With Rocks and Clubs. v "About ten days later the af* 1 ® United States troops attacked our new camp at sunrise. The fight lasted all day, but our arrows and spears were all gone before ten o’clock and for the remainder of the day we had only rocks and clubs with which to fight. We could do little damage with these weapons, and at night we moved our camp about four miles back into the mountains, where it would be hard for the cavalry to follow us. The next day our scouts, who had been left be hind to observe the movements of the soldiers, returned, saying that the troops had gone back toward San Carlos reservation. “We went on toward Old Mexico, but on the second day after this Unit ed States soldiers overtook us about three o’clock in the afternoon and we fought until dark. The ground where we were attacked was very rough, which was to our advantage, for the troops were compelled to dismount in order to fight us. I do not know how many soldiers we killed, but we lost only one warrior and three children. We had plenty of guns and ammuni tion at this time. Many of the guns and much ammunition we had ac cumulated while living in the reserva tion, and the remainder we had ob tained from the * White Mountain Apaches when we left the reservation. “The troops did not follow us any longer, so we went south almost to Casa Grande and camped in the Sierra de Saharipa mountains. We ranged in the mountains of Old Mexico for about a year,' then returned to San Carlos, taking with us a herd of cat tle and horses. Horses and Cattlp Seized. “Soon after we arrived at San Car los the officer in charge, Gen. Crook, took the horses and cattle away from us. I told him that these were not white men’s cattle, but belonged to us, for we had taken them from the Mex icans during our wars. I also told him that we did not intend to kill these animals, but that we wished to keep them and raise stock on our range. He would not listen to me, but took the stock. I went up near Fort Apache and Gen. Crook ordered officers, soldiers and scouts to see that I was arrested. If I offered resistance they were instructed to kill me. “That night we held a council of war; our scouts had reported bands of United States and Mexican troops at many points in the mountains. We estimated that about two thousand soldiers were ranging these mountains seeking to capture us. Interview with Gen. Crook. “Gen. Crook had come down into Mexico with the United States troops. They were camped In the Sierra de Antunez mountains. Scouts told me that Gen. Crook wished to see mo and I went to his camp. When I arrived Gen. Crook said to me, ‘Why did you leave the reservation?’ I said: ‘You told me that I might live in the reser vation the same as white people lived. One year I raised a crop of corn, and gathered and stored It, and the next year I put in a crop of oats, and when the crop was almost ready to harvest you told your soldiers to put me in prison, and if I resisted to kill me. If I had been let alone I would now have been in good circumstances, but In stead of that yon and the Mexicans are hunting me with soldiers/ He said: T never gave any such orders; the troops at Fort Apache, who spread this report, knew that It was untrue/ Then I agreed to go back with him to San Carlos. “It was hard for me to believe him at that time. Now I know that what he said was untrue, and I firmly be lieve that he did Issue the orders for me to be put in prison or to be killed in case I offered resistance. “We started with all our tribe to go with Gen. Crook back to the United States, but I feared treachery and con cluded to remain in Mexico. We were not under any guard at this time. The United States troops marched in front and the Indians followed, and when we became suspicious we turned back. I do not know how far the United States army went after myself and some warriors turned back before we were missed, and I do not care. Capt. Lawton In the Field. “Soon Gen. Miles was made com mander of all the western posts, and troops trailed us continually. They were led by Capt. Lawton, who had gooff scouts. The Mexican soldiers active and more i 'numerous. We had skirmishes almost every day, and so we finally decided to break up Into small bands. With six men and four women I made for the range of mountains near Hot Springs, New Mexico. We passed many cattle ranches, but had no trou ble with the cowboys. We killed cat tle to eat whenever we were In need of food, but we frequently suffered greatly for water. At one tme we had no water for two days and nights and our horses almost died from thirst. We ranged In the mountans of New Mexico for some time; then, think ing that perhaps the troops had left Mexico, we returned. On our return through Old Mexico we attacked every Mexican found, even If for no other reason than to kill. We believed they had asked the United States troops to come to Mexico to fight us. “South of Casa Grande, near a place called by the Indians Gosoda, there was a road leading out from the town. There was much freighting carried on by the Mexicans over this road. Where the road ran through a moun tain pass we stayed in hiding, and whenever Mexican freighters passed we killed them, took what supplies we wanted and destroyed the remaind er. We were reckless of our lives, because we felt that every man’s hand was against us. If we returned to the reservation we would be put in prison and killed; if we stayed in Mex ico they would continue to send sol diers to fight us; so we gave do quar ter to any one and asked no favors. “After some time we left Gosoda and soon were reunited with our tribe in the Sierra de Antunez mountains; Skirmishing Every Day. “Contrary to our expectations the United States soldiers had not left the mountains in Mexico, and were soon trailing us and skirmishing with us almost every day. Four or five times they surprised our camp. One time they surprised us about nine o’clock in the morning, captured all our horses (19 in number) and secured our store of dried meats. We also lost three Indians in this encounter. About the middle of the afternoon of the same day we attacked them from the rear as they were passing through a prairie—killed one soldier, but lost none ourselves. In this skirmish we recovered all our horses except three that belonged to me. The three horses that we did not recover were the best riding horses we had. “Soon after this scouts from Capt. Lawton’s troops told us that he wished to make a treaty with us; but I knew that Gen. Miles was the chief of the American troops, and I decided to treat with him. “I sent my brother Perico (White HOrse) with Mr. George Wrattan on to Fort Bowie to see Gen. Miles and to tell him that we wished to return to Arizona; but before these messen gers returned I met two Indian scouts Kayitah, a Chokonen Apache, and Marteen, a Nednl Apache. They were serving as scouts for Capt. Lawton s troops. They told me that Gen. Miles had come and had sent them to ask me to meet him. So I went to the camp of the United States troops to meet Gen. Miles. Gen. Miles' Promises. “When I arrived at their camp I went directly to Gen. Miles and told him how I had been wronged and 1 wanted to return to the United States with my people, as we wished to sec our families, who had been captured and taken away from us. Gen. Miles said to me: ‘The president of the United States has sent me to speak to you. He has heard of your trouble with the white men, and says that if you will agree to a few words of treaty we need have no more trouble. Ge ronimo, if you will agree to a few words of treaty all will be satisfac torily arranged.’ “Then he talked with me for a long time and told me what he would do for me in the future if I would agree to the treaty. I did not hardly believe Gen. Miles, but because the president of the United States had sent me word I agreed to make the treaty and to keep It. Then I asked Gen. Miles what the treaty would be. Gen. Miles said to me: T will take you under govern ment protection. T will build you a house. I will fence you much land. I will give you cattle, horses, mules and farming implements. You will be furnished with men to work the farm, for you yourself will not have to work. In the fall I will send you blankets and clothing, so that you will not suf fer from cold in the winter time. “ ‘There is plenty of timber, water and grass in the land to which I will send you. You will live with your tribe and with your family. If you agree to this treaty you shall see youi family within five days.’ Agreed to Make Treaty. “I said to Gen. Miles: ‘All the offl cers that have been in charge of the Indians have talked that way, and it sounds like a story to me; I hardly believe you.’ He said: ‘This time it is the truth.’ I said: ‘Gen. Miles, I do not know the laws of the white man, nor of this new country where you are to send me, and I might break their laws.’ He said: ‘While I live you will not be arrested.’ Then I agreed to make the treaty. Since I have been a prisoner of war I have been arrested and placed In the guard house twice for drinking whisky. “We stood between his troopers and my warriors. We placed a large stone on the blanket before us. Our treaty was made by this stone, and it was to last till the stone should crumble to dust; so we made the treaty, and bound each other with an oath. “I do not believe that I have ever violated that treaty, but Gen. Miles never fulfilled his promises. “When we had made the treaty Gen. Miles said to md: ‘My brother, you have in your mind how you are going to kill men, and other thoughts of war; I want you to put that out of your mind and change your thoughts to peace.’ “Then I agreed and gave up my arms. I said: ‘I will quit the warpath and live at peace hereafter.’ “Then Gen. Miles swept a spot of ground clear with his hand and said: ‘Your past deeds shall be wiped out like this and you will start anew life.’ ” Want the Limelight. The trouble is that revolutions arj generally loath to take the back track PROPER USES OF POWDER. Protection to the Skin and a Means of Natural Beauty. There are women who do not believe in the use of powder. Why? Well, they were not “brought up” to use it, and they hold to the biased opinion that “the habit is foolish and tawdry and damaging to the cuticle.” This kind of reasoning went out of fashion when it was discovered that powder is a protection to the skin and a means of natural beauty as well. To protect the skin from the ravages of temper ature means the preservation of nat ural beauty—see? Use a first-rate brand of powder. Don’t use the sort made pernicious by minerals that fairly corrode the skin. Get a brand that is finely bolted and has a disinfectant quality along with a refreshing influence. Use plenty of It, but not too much. 'Before you go Into the weather put cold cream on your face. Gently rub the cream into the skin. Then wipe the cream off —after which apply the powder with a soft cloth or piece of chamois. The powder puff is a good thing to use when you want to re fresh the face. But when you are pre paring It to fare into the weather, use the cloth or chamois. Always remove powder from the face at night before you retire. You can not wipe powder off with a damp cloth, nor can you wash it off with cold water. Give the face a bath with a suds made of water and a fine toilet soap. Then rinse all the soap off the cuticle. The application of cold cream before you retire is another story.—Chicago Journal. FANCY WORK FOR CHRISTMAS. Theater Bag a Charming Gift Not Hard to Make. Now is the time to get together pat terns and materials for the fancy work which is to turn into Chirstmas gifts. The theater bag makes a charm ing little gift which may be adapted to old or young, as it is carried out in gray, white or black. It is embroid ered in beads and spangles. Use heavy silk or soft suede, and work in the dots with beads and the rest of the pattern in oblong and round spangles. The bag is made alike on both sides and has a fringe of beads added to it as a border. With gray silk use steel beads and silver spangles; with black use jet and black spangles; or, a dainty and beautiful bag may be made with white or yellow silk done in yellow or gold beads and gold spangles. Pretty bits of brocade and light weight bits of furniture tapestry alsc make lovely bags by following the woven pattern in putting on the bead, work. Steel chain and clasp should be used for the gray, gilt for the yel low, and gun metal for the black. Coloring Straw. Make a solution of hot water and tannin, allow half an ounce of tannin to one gallon of water and steep the straw in this solution for several hours. Make another solution of hot water and glue, allowing an ounce of white blue to one gallon of w r ater and pass the straw through this and dry it in the open air slowly. When dry put through a weak ani line dye several times. Straw may also be colored by pass ing it through any thin, pale spirit varnish while holding the desired col or in the solution. Invisible Nets for the Hair. A great help in keeping the hair in perfect condition is the invisible nets, which have again come into fashion. The kind most preferred are quite in visible, fastened with Invisible hair pins. They are pinned firmly, but not tightly over the entire coiffure, so that the hair loses none of its soft effect Yet the net will hold the hair in waves in place in damp or fog long after the hair would be straight without the delicate covering. The Simple Life at Lone Wolf. The tenderfoot started slightly as be read at the foot of the menu of the Lone Wolf hotel: “Guests, after pick ing teeth, must positively return bowie to belt or boot leg. Sticking bowie upright into table beside plate is strictly prohibited.” Moments That Tell. You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.— Henry Drummond. Mahogany Floors. Oak floors can be stained mahogany quite as well as softer woods. The expense of oak floors is so much greater that they are usually left in oak finish, cheaper woods being used for dark stains. Birch takes a ma hogany stain well and is often used where a mahogany finish is desired. Irishman’s Definition of a Yankee. “Begorrah! If he was wrecked on a desolate oiland, he’d be up next mornin’ before anybody, sellin’ maps to the inhabitants!"