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' .- of honor. hut he al
1 way. hasnlaintainet a
tlhat the medal
should have gone tos
S. the mules. 11
On the retired list
of the arnmy with
Ce . it a I d w i n is 11
/-. lhrig.-Gen. John B. hi
_ ~ -Iabcock, a close
-..-__ -,7 - friend of the man a
Swho led thle mule team et
bcharge and a fiequent vlsi
ASHINGTON-For tor to W\ashington. It is w
two cosecutve doubtful if Gen. Babeock's
sessions a bill has nearest neighbors in his lit- a
b befs to give to O a county. N. Y., suspect
rig.-Gen. Fratnko i Go " / anything of the fire eating possi
D, raldwin, Uni bilities that lie hidden in the per- F
ted State army (retired) the rank of major stances of - son of this gray-haired peacefulb,
general. Some day perhaps the bill will be- the sit - looking and left iche servicent man ot
cite a law. for it is worthy' of passage, as ation de- on. abcock left the service not
Baldwin is worthy of honor. The home of this clared that, t. long ago and at once departed for
retired officer as presenti is in Colorado, though B ald - the little place In the foothills of '
lie come" to Washington occasionally to live win would aL the Adirondack mountains where b
over old days with comrade veterans, many have been h h' oight gratify hia love of con
of whom have chosen the nation's capital for j u s t - ry life. If the general refuses to
their homes. fled in wait- talk of his army achievements to
It is rarely that one can get. Gen. Baldwin to ing for reinforcements, his neighbors and if they are curl
speak of his services in the army, but his but Baldwin believed ously Inclined they might send for a government h
friends are not slow in speaking for him and that he should strike at g record, which, though only five lines long. con- c
every word that they say in praise is borne once, and strike hard. / tins in it the nub of the story of one of the most a
out by the records which are hidden away in The Indians, a mixed gallant feats ever performed by an officer of the P
the war department. command of the finest I'uited States army. It
The glory reaped from the achievement consists u
flghtingsav- of a little bronze medal votced to the soldier by
1 " r. - ages on the congress. the conscious!nes h(f dillty woll done and
V ' - - -/p ^N's.,'l .ns. r la were five linles in 1tht war departlniett .reconl which few
•--v ,- , :;.-y ,led by Chief I,eotpl ever see. John B. lahlcock went into the
-ray Heard. army at the outbreak of the civil war as an en
nioted warrior. listed titman. He attracted attention by his gallant
""- B a I d w i n ry as a volunteer, and the year 18i8t found him a
learned that first lieutenant of the Fifth Regular cavalry.
t. h e Indians lin the spring of the fourth -year of peace after the
had with them civil war-that is to say peace between white men
two white the Kiowas, the Arapahoes and the Cheyennes mad(e
girl captives and his western Nebraska, western Kansas and eastern
desire to rescue them Colorado a section of what John Hay might have
"ý -- " forareinforced his desire called "gilt-edged hell." Lieut. Babcock. in the
for a fight on general ahsenee of his captain, was ordered to the command
princilples. of a troop of cavalry and to take the field.
.- The lieutenant With his trooper followers Babcock was far in
looked his men over advance of the main command on the frontier of
and saw that they hadl Nebraska. They reached the bank of Spring creek
astomach for the co- on the morning of May 16, 1869. While there a
ing scrimmage. With band of 250 of the best warriors of the plains ap
thsix-mule tcommand of Balourd- peared in front of the cavalry troops as though the
,,six-mule teams, Bald- savages had come from the ground. Lieut. Babcock
Stahmwin feared that a de- caught sight of the reds ln time to give him a mo
tachment of the reds ment or two for preparation. He would not run
Smi ght flank him whenis and he could not attack, for he was completely sur
Scharge and kill his rounded and the savages outnumbered his force
Sucharge and dill his more than six to one.
field necessities. He Babcock gave a quick order and with his menI
Frank D. Baldwin has been in so many fights knew he could not leave a detachment to guartl formation with its of high grouadce occupyn a littleau-like
for his country that the counting of them as- the wagons because it would weaken his force to nform thation withan acre. The instant he reached thetle
sumes the proportion of a mathematical problem. a point which woutld make victory over the reds nore than an actre. The instatt he riached the
For years upon years after the civil war in which practically impossible. an to intrench themselve s well as they could.
he dilstinguished himself time and again, he fought Baldwin went to the teamsters and said: I The men lost notrench theime in throwing up ears th eny couldgh
nearly every form of Indian that the plains of can't leave a force with you as a guard, and to give lost no time slight pthrotectwing up earthe bul-gh
the United States has produced. There was one you've got to charge with us. I want you to put to give them some slight protection from the bul
fight in which Baldwin was engaged which de- 3your teams in the center of the charging line lets which were pourlintg in.
serves a place in song and story, if some song and make those mules fly straight Into the mid- Bahcock would not get off his horse, although his
or story writer could be found equal to the oc- die of things." men begged him to do so, and they wre keptI
casioua. In the days of the campaign of which It probably was the first time in history that from dragging their commanding officer to thei
this fight was a feature there was only one bar mule drivers, mules and wagons had been ordered ground and to ilace of partial safety onl by in
on Baldwin's shoulder, for he was a junior first to participate as an offensive part of a cavalry stilled discipline and by Babcock's peremptory corn
lieutenant of infantry. The campaign was a long charge. The infantry on this occasion was mount- mands to leave him alone.
one and the fights followed fast and followed ed. The mule drivers lost all sense of the danger . The Indians advanced within range and proteet
faster. in the fun of the thing. They told .the lieutenant ed themselves in the hollows of the prairie. They
SWhile on detached service in Newport, Ky., in that with "good cussing," and with good lashing, sent volley after volley up the incline to the hilltop
June. 1874. Raldwin heard that his regiment was they couldl lead the cavalry a mile. and man after man behind the poor earthwork
to be ordered, under Col. Nelson A. Miles, to make The 500 Indiana were on a plateau with sides protection was stricken. Babcock continued his
an expedition ilnto the Indian territory. The lieu- shelving gradually down to the plains. Baldwin's ride up and down the line. His blouse was cut
tenant went to the front as fast as a train and a plan was nothing less than the seemingly reckless twice by bullets but his men did not know it.
.horse could carry him. When he reported for one of crossing the open with his men and "Boys, they can't hit a thing." said Babcock.
duty Miles,. who knew Baldwin's record in the wagons, swepping up the incline and driving the "'They've been shooting at me and no bullet has
* civil war. put him in command of the enemy, if he could, or fighting him hand to hand, come nearer than the north pole. Give it to 'erm.
scouts of the expedition. a command that if he must. HIold 'em off and relief will be here in no time."
was composed partly of whites and partly The horsemen rode up in line with the four The shots from the Speneet's and Henrys of tIhe
of aIndian. iusle teams abreast at the line's center. There savages, or from most of them, ceased hitting the
With his scouts back of him Lieut. Baldwin was a word of command, a trumpet note or twQ, extemporised earthworks. The men lying prone
had a dozen entgagements, one after another, and the line swept across the plain with the knew that nearly all the projectiles were paeelsag
with the confederated bands of Cheyennes, Kio- mules on a keen jump, with black snake whips over their heads and they knew also that every
was, Arapahoes and the southern Comanches. cracking and the drivers saying things which a painted warrior antagonist was turning loose at
The one fight, however, which for picturesque- mule understands. * the figure of the commanding officer riding baek
ness stands out most prominently in the battle The rieds turned loose at the advancing hun- and fot-th on his horse'as indifferently as if there
list, did not take place until after Baldwin had dred. Men and horses on the right and left wett were not an Indian on the frontier.
been in the field for many months. It was the down here and there, but the mules. in the center No one in that troop ever knew why Dabcock
fight of his life, not in the engagement's size nor with their huge wagons racking and clattering was not killed. The Indians said afterwards that
yet, perhaps, in its importance, but in behind them swept on with never a scratch. The he had some "big medicine" with him that turned
to have been "its howlingly funny fea- up, up the incline, the mules leading by yards bool and wounded his horse. He tuirned the animal
tures." all the way, swept the blue detachment. The about quickly so that Its other flank was toward
it was picturesque and it was funny all right, regulars were daring and fighting as American the men, to whom he serenely said: "Those lellews
S but it wans dangerous as well, and Baldwin lost regulars always dare and fiht. can't hit a barn door."
some of his men, and took his own life in his One of the teamisters iaf~erwards swore that he commanding oce continued to ride up and
hands 20 limes before he won his splendid victory could see Chief Gray Beard's eyes popping with down the line and the bullets continued to eats
'against tremendous odds. The .daring of the fear at the sight of the charging mules.; The the air all about him.
Sthing was recognised by Col. Miles, by the gen- level of the plateau wai reached and horses, th air al bth
eral commanding the department, and by the men, mules and wagons went hurtling forward. Suddenly every savage head showed at ones.
-' osalress of the United States, which gave Bald- The teamsters were standing, cracking their The troopers slammed in a volley that elahmed
wBla his second medal of honor for his work on whips and howlong. Infantrymen and cavalrymen onre victims. The shbowing heads were followed by
. . caught the spirit -of the thting and howld is-unt- showineg bodie and in another isatant the wrrir]
*-erie of the military freaks of for- son. • . . - . were .eret. and runnuigoto the far rer' for thetr
k Baldwin, ahough' only a lieutenant, Those four mule teams-went straight through ponies. They made off. earo their delad and
a hiselt In November, 1874, in com- the heart of the big band of Gray Beard's Ki- wounded behind them. Far over the plains, Imest.
of D company of the Fifth infantry, was and Araphaoee. Meantime every carbine and Babcock, from his horse, saw the main column ad
o-f t the Sixth cavalry, and of every Long Tom was cracking,-and with one last vancing. Relief was in sight.
S e seoouts of- the organisation with volley the warriors of the. ailled tribes fled, )ear-'.. - Th~e enlisted miiin told tire story- of Bhboen'
i i ·" t itiglally taken the field, ing their dead and wounded and their white cap -bravery, and congress gave him a melal of ,oaor.
"100b men all" told when tives on the l4tLda . iter the ooeeor, who is now living li retireidhit,
- -iO.banks o: f McClellan's Creek. Lieut. Baldwin found that tlihe :two .ilte giril distInguished himself twice in io,~ert;ia n.int the
-.:i. fOand- In front of him prisoners were -unlnjured, and not long after the Alaches at Tonto Creek antlthe Fo .louroks in
.p "e" -apleddly armed fight they were restored to theit parqnts.-P:r Arisgln There he won the 'brievet*-tz 'f. iMa
- - *SE.hte. very this charge and fo this p itoory Lie.ta. Bil-dwin tenant-'colo to a4~ 4dd to th b~ar conferred- b- h
-sw Iest.W. the aboua- wa..C kl .breveted e ajimn.id m. a-~ gr a g...S eouiiremlonl medal of brosse -
ESCAPED CONVICT '
RETURNS TO CELL
COUNTERFEITER RESUMES IM
PRISONMENT AFTER 25 YEARS
TO WIN AN HEIRESS.
BRIDE-TO-BE TO WAIT A YEAR
Texan Breaks Prison Before Sentence tl
Expires, But Gives Himself Up
to Authorities-What the
Leavenworth, Kan.--In prison at
Huntsville, Tex.. tnder Ihe name of
Charles L. Tompkins, is a man who
has surrendered himself for love of
a woman who is heiress to a rich es
tate. He appeared before the wartlen
and stated that he had escaped 25
years before, having still a year to
serve. The prison records showed sB
that Charles I,. Tompkins had been f.
sent to prison from IBastrop county at n
the time mentioned and that the man ! 1
had escaped before he had completed
his sentence. The warden ordered his P
visitor to be shaved and plit in stripes Id
and he was assigned to a cell. An
easy berth was made for him. lie tl
was assigned to clerical work, for n
which he was well qualified. ,
It is doubtful if the maid is fully
aware of her lover's history, for dur
ing the 25 years he had been outside
of the Texas prison he had served
two terms in the federal prison at i]
Fort Leavenworth. each time having
been sent up for counterfeiting, under t
a different name.
It is said that his decision to sur
render to 'he Texas authorities was t
brought about by his love for Miss I
Catherine Cartwright, the beautiful i
heiress to a million dollar estate in
Pecos county. Tex. Fearing that he
might be recognized and torn from
her arms, should he marry her. he de
cided to confess to her that he was
an escaped convict, having been sent to
prison for forgery of a cheock which.
he said, had been (lone while he was
under the influence of drink. It is
He Gave Himself Up to the Warden
After 25 Years of Liberty.
said that Miss Cartwright, after hear-
Sing his confession, told him to give I
himself up, serve the remainder of his
term and promised him that she
would be waiting for him on his re
The entire story of the 25 years
between his escape and return to the
Texas prison Is, probably, known only
to himself. But the records at Uncle
Sam's penal institution at Fort Leaven
Sworth show that he was received
Sthere May 25, 1896, to serve two years
for the crime of counterfeiting, ha,
SIng been sentenced under the name of
J. C. McKibben, alias Will Scott, in
the United States court at Waco, Tex.,
. sentence having been passed on May
14. 1896. He was released on January
On October 4, 1899. be was sen
tenced in the United States court in
'! l Pesoe, Tex., to five y~ears in the
Sfederal prison atFort Leavenworth for
eounterfeiting, and was received at
Sthe penitentiary on October 26 of the
t same year, and he served until Decem
ber 8, 1903, when he was released.
During his term at-Fort Leavenworth
he made an effort to escape, but did
k not succeed. However, he started a
t counterfeiting plant in the prison, and
d had succeeded in making a fair imi
Station of greenbacks before his rascal
ml ity was discoveted. While in the
d prisen he was employed in the photog
arapher's gallery, and having succeed
ed in getting hold of a good bill, made
d a photograph of it and started to print
at the bills.
The necessary supplies for doing
. the work were procured through the
d assistance of the driver of the wagon
7 which delivered groceries to the prias
n on from the city.
S The identity of Charles I. Tomp
kins with J. C.. McKlbben, alias Will
i Scott, was called to the attention of
- the prison authorities by a convict,
now in the prison, who had seen an
Sacecount of the surrender of the man
r. to th. Texas authorities. Records
t, have been looked upi and the Identi
Sfleation clerk of the federal prison
in fially recognized Charles L. Tompkins
r as the man who served two terals In
is tei prison here under the name of
J. C. Melibben.
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