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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1922)
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Laws that arc dead letters arc tboso
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Red Cross Ball Blue should bo used
In every home. It makes clothes whlto
as snow and never Injures the fabric.
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If you don't do your best you will
get tho worst of It In the end.
The Germans frequently flavor
their tea wltji cinnamon and rum.
Juit mix Al&bastine with
water cold or hot and
apply to any interior sur
face. The sure result is
beautifully tinted walls in
exactly the color you wish.
Alabastine comes in all
standard colors and these
intermix to form count
less others so that your
decorating taste may be
None genuine without
tho Croat and Circle
printed in red.
Instead of Kalsomine or Will Paper
There's a man in this town who sella KEY OVERALLS.
Ask him to show you a suit Extra quality. Detter workmanship. Costs
less per day to wear thorn. Buy thorn. II they
don't give lull eatisiacuon, tako them back and
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ENSIONS for the forgotten Indian
There Is a bill (II. It. 211) pond
lng In congress "to extend tho pro
visions of the pension act of May 11,
11)12, to the officers and enlisted men
of nil state militia and other state
organizations that rendered service
to tho Union cause during tho Civil
war for a period 'of J)0 days or more
and providing pensions for their widows, minor
children and dependent parents."
While the bill was recently tinder consideration
by tho house sitting In committee of the whole,
Kopivsontnllvo Edward l Little of Kansas made
an Interesting speech which opens up nn almost
forgotten bit of American history and tho services
of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Kansas cavalry.
Said Mr. Little:
".Mr. Chairman, between the close of tho Civil
wnr and tho beginning of the .Spanish war In 1S0S
tho United States government enlisted only two
regiments of volunteer cavalry. Tho gentleman
from Kentucky makes a point of order. lie did
not say whnt It was, but I presume he means
that they do not belong to the Civil wnr troops
nor to tho Spanish war troops, and so there Is no
way In Clod's world to take care of them."
Mr. Langley Whnt I had in mind wan that this
Is a bill dealing with the Civil war legislation, nnd
theso men camo Into the service after the Civil
war was over.
Mr. Little Hem are two volunteer regiments,
and tho only ones In n generation that did not
have a Civil war record or a Spanish war service.
They do not belong to anything. Nobody enres
anything about whnt happens to them, nnd the
gentleman makes tho point of order. Now, Mr.
Chnlrmnn, I will reply to tho point of order by
subpoenaing a witness, and let us find' out whether
It Is right to do anything. I am rending from tho
ofllclnl report of Gen. George A. Custer:
"Tho point nt which wo found the Cheyenne
vlllnge was In Texas, on tho Sweetwnter, about
ten miles west of the stnto line. Ileforo closing
my report I desire to cnll tho nttentlon of. tho
major general commanding to tho unvarying good
conduct of this command slnco It undertook the
march. Wo started with all the rations and for
ago thnt could be obtained, neither sufllclent for
tho time for which wo hnve already been out.
First, It became necessary to reduce the nmount
of rations; nftenvards a still greater reduction
was necessary ; nnd tonight most of my men made
their suppers from tho flesh of mules thnt have
died on tho march today from starvation. When
cnllcd upon to move In light mnrchlng order they
abandoned tents nnd blnnkcts without n murmur,
although much of the march has been mnde dur
ing the severest winter weather I have experi
enced In this latitude.
"The horses nnd mules of this command have
mbslsted day after day upon nothing but green
cottonwood bark. During all theso privations tho
rtlllcers nnd men maintained n most cheerful
jplrlr, nnd I know not whn I admlro most, their
gallantry In battle or tho patient but unwnvcrlng
iK-rsIstenco nnd energy with which they hnvo
fflthstnod the many dlsngreeablo ordeals of this
"As tho term of service of tho Nineteenth Knn
ins cavalry Is approaching Its termination, and I
mny not again hnve the satisfaction of commnnd
ng them during active operations, I desire to rcc
Mmiicnd them ofllcers and men to tho favor
iblo notice of the commanding gencrnl. Serving
m foot, they hnvo marched In a manner nnd nt n
rate that would put some of tho rcgulnr regi
ments of Infantry to tho blush. Instead of crying
ut for empty wagons to transport them, each
morning every mnn mnrched with his troop, nnd
whnt might be token ns an exnmple by some of
tho line ofllcers of tho regular Infantry company
)tllcers mnrched rcgulnrly on foot nt tho head of
heir respective companies, and now, when np
pronchlng the termination of n march of over
three hundred miles, on greatly deficient rntlons,
l havo yet to see tho first straggler."
When Gen. George A. Custer sends tho heroes
of that great organization before you for decent
trentment nnd recognition, they nro met with n
joint of order. Is that a good nrgument ngnlnst
it? Which pldo do they belong to, the Spanish
wnr or tho Civil. wnr? Where are you going to
jut them? From 1800 down they burn never hnd
any recognition.- They havo been "unwept, un
ionored nnd unsung" for fifty years. Gentlemen,
Hero nro two regiments. For tho first time they
:omo here and really get the opportunity to nsk
for decent trentment, which you nro solng to give
.ho militiamen, nnd they nro met with a point of
mler. I hope tho gentleman will wlthdrnw his
point of order. I do not bcllovo It Is good ; but
If It Is, 1 suggest to him thnt ho do this honor
to Gencrnl Custer nnd tho two splendid regiments
tnd let them be trented ns you are treating other
Here are Interesting excerpts from Mr. Little's
Gen. I'hlllp II. Sheridan, tho greatest cavalry
chief tho world ever saw, and one of the grentest
Indian fighters we ever hnd on tho border, said
in his report of November 1, 1S0O, that In tho
Inst six years the Indlnns along tho border hnd
murdered more than eight hundred men, women-
nnd children. The Seventh United States civnlry
and the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Knnsas regi
ments carried on the cnmpalgn against the south
western Indians the Cheyennes, Apaches, Kio
wns and the Comnnches. Tho Eighteenth Knnsns
cavalry was organized tinder n circular of Juno
21, 1S07, from military headquarters for the Di
vision of Missouri, nnd wns mustered in nt Fort
Ilarkcr, Kan., from July 13 to in, 1807, nnd mus
tered out there November 15, 1807. An epidemic
of cholera nttacked tho Eighteenth Immediately
at Fort Ilarkcr and twenty of them died.
Companies 11 nnd C fought tho Cheyenne In
dians on I'ralrlo Dog creek on August 21 and 22.
Major Amies of tho Tenth United Stntes cavalry
commended tho ofllcers nnd men In the highest
terms. They preserved the Btato of Knnsas from
further Indian depredations nt that time. On Au
gust HO MaJ. II. L. Moore of tho Eighteenth nnd
his men fought the same Indlnns ngnln. This
gentleman was ono of my predecessors In tho
congress of the United Stntes, having served In
the Fifty-third congress, nnd ho nfterwafds served
as commanding officer of tho Nineteenth Knnsns,
being lleutennnt colonel, I believe. The lieuten
ant colonels of both the Nineteenth nnd Twen
tieth Knnsns hnve served In these hulls. Tho
cnmpnlgn made by tho Eighteenth Knnsns In 1S07
drove the Indlnns to winter quarters and left tho
frontier settlements of Knnsas In comparative
The following yenr tho Nineteenth Knnsns wns
mustered hi by compnnles from October 20 to 20,
1808, nt Topekn, and mustered out nt Fort Hnys,
Kans., April 18, 1800 organized under nuthorlty
of n telegram from the secrctnry of war to Lieut.
Gen. William Tecumsnh SlN'rmnn, dated October
0, 1S08. On November C, 1S0S, tho regiment
moved from Topekn toward tho Arkansas river,
crossing ntWIchltn, marched southwest, and Joined
the Seventh United States cavalry nenr the Junction
of Heaver creek and North Canadian, 112 miles
south of Fort Dodge, nt the Cnmp Supply canton
ment. Owing to severe snowstorms nnd tho en
tnnglements of the Clmnrron canyons, tho regi
ment reached Camp Supply at tho end of tho
month. Gencrnl Sheridan says;
"The regiment lost Its wny, nnd, becoming en
tangled in the canyons of tho Cimarron nnd in
the deep snow, It could not mnke Its way out nnd
was In a bad llx. ... It had been subsisting
on bufTnlo for eight or nine days. . . . Ofllcers
and men behaved admirably In tho trying condi
tion In which they wore placed."
General Sheridan tells of their march down tho
Washita, and says:
"The snow was still on tho ground nnd tho
weather very cold, but tho ofllcers nnd men wpro
very cheerful, nlthough the men hnd only shelter
tents. We moved duo south until wo struck the
Wushlta, near Custer's light of November 27, hav
ing crossed tho main Canadian, with tho ther
mometer about IS degrees below zero. On the
next day wo started down tho Washita, following
tho Indian trull ; hut finding so many deep ravines
mid canyons I thought wo would move out on the
divide, but n blinding snowstorm coming on, nnd
fearing to get lost with n largo command nnd
nnd trains of wagons on a treeless prnlrlo without
water, wo were furred back to the bank's of tho
Wnshltn, where wo nt least could get wood nnd
water. . . .
The result of this campnlgn was that Snntnntn
and Lone Wolf, chiefs of tho Klowns. wero taken
(O) J ii A Sl?
prisoners, and by a threat of execution that tribe
was forced to report at Fort Cobb, together with
tho Comnnches and Apaches, and Anally Induced
to go on their reservation.
From Fort Cobb tho command marched to tho
baso of the Washita mountulns nnd established
Fort Sill, near Medlclno liluff. On the 2d of
Mnrch following the Nineteenth Kansas cavalry
and tho Seventh United States cavalry, under tho
command of General Custer, went In pursuit of
Tho Cheyenno trail was struck on Salt Fork on
the 0th of March, 1S0D, and followed to tho north
nlong the eastern edge of the Llano Estacado
until tho 20th of Mnrch, when the Cheyennes were
caught nmped on Sweetwnter creek, about ten
miles west of tho eastern line of Texas. This
march was made practically without transporta
tion or adequate supplies, und for tho hist few
days tho men subsisted on mule meat without
bread or salt.
Gencrnl Sherdlan, Gencrnl Custer nnd Colonel
Moore, with the soldiers of the Eighteenth Knn
sns, tlio Nineteenth Knnsns nnd the Seventh Unit
ed Stntes nnd Tenth United Stntes envalry, res
cued the women prisoners from the Indians In tho
Texas I'nnhandlo and drove tho Indians far Into
the Llano Estacado and preserved southwestern
Knnsas for nil time, practically, from Indian as
saults. They followed and fought the Indlnns In
driving storms, nt times with no resources but tho
buffalo they killed, and the obligations tho South
west Is under to them hnve never really been no
knowledged by the government of the United
The most romantic fenturo of the campnlgn wns
the rescue of the women from Logan county, Knn
sas, whom they found In tho I'anhntullo nmong
the Indlnns, whom they bent after a fierce fight.'
Capt. John Q. A. Norton of Lawrence, Kan., who
Is credited with mnrchlng nlone In front of n Con
federate battery, told mo personally tho par
ticulars of that episode, a tale that would do
credit to tho pen of n Dumas. As General Custer;
sayu In his report: J
"In obtaining tho relonso of tho captive whlto
women, nnd thnt, too, without ransom, tho men
of my cnmmn'hd, nnd particularly those of tho'
Nineteenth Knnsas, who wero called Into service
owing to tho murders and depredations of which
tho capture of theso women formed a part, feel'
more fully repaid for tho hardships they havo en-'
dured than If they had survived an overwhelming!
victory over tho Indians." ;
Col. II. C. Llndsoy of tho Twenty-second Knn-,
pas, In tho Spanish war, was u sergeant mnjor of!
the Nineteenth Kansas under Colonel Moore. Cnp-i
tain Norton, n soldier of tho Civil war, then in
1801) u young lawyer at Lawrence, and an oflleer
of exceptional courage and capacity and equip-,
ment, still lives at Lawrence, one of ' o foremost
citizens of our gront state, n soldier at, I n gentle
man of tho highest und best type, nlways gentle,
cnpable, courageous and chlvalric.
Tho Eighteenth und Nineteenth Kansas wero'
tho only volunteer soldiers that tho American'
government raised In n third of u century froml
ISO!) to 180S. They performed n service thnt had1
as many dlfllcultles as any of our veterans. Theyj
mado u campaign as romnntlc nnd remarkable'
as n novelist could depict. They rescued from!
tho horrors of Indian captivity thD wives and,
daughters of tho frontiersmen who mado for usj
tho great West and brought It into civilization.'
They have lived In pntlenco for hnlf a century;
without nny fair or Just expression of npprecln-'
tlon by this republic for their excellent services.'
All that I ask now Is thnt you give to them tho
same financial consideration that you give to
other soldiers of similar nccomnlWhinents uud
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