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- CEN , CROOK'S ' FIRST INDIAN ,
Hcrnlnisconco of Hio Earliest
AARON WALLACE'S CLOSE CALL.
The Gcniirnl Saves Ills Ijll'o With
un Old .Mu//.le Iionilcr
The Death of thu
Ills l-'lr.st Jnilinii.
General Crook's Indian campaigns
liave made his name a household word
jill over the country , but while his
achievements as a military commander
uro familiar to the public through the
ollloial record of the daily prcbt ) , he has
had many thrilling adventure' ! that
have ni'vorbeon writtenand are totally
unknown except to a small coterie of
clone personal frieudH. As Omaha was
the general's homo for bo many jears it
is no more than reasonable to suppose
that ! in.\ thing concerning hit , eventful
career will bo read hero by his intium-
orublo auquaintancos with especial
uvidity , and it has become my pleasant
olllco to tell the btory of one of the
grizzly old veteran's earliest oxploitb
the lulling of his llrst IndianI
Shortly before the general's depart
ure for Chicago a few months since , one
tiftoruoon he dropped in at the
pun btoro of J. J. llardin , and went
back , and upstairs into the little work
shop , for a friendly chat and an ex
change of rominiboucos with his old
companion in many a stirring hunt ,
John Petty , the locksmith.
Petty was-fuming and perspiring over
the glowing forgo , busily engaged in
repairing one of those relies of early
frontier life an old muzzle-loading
"Well , general'observed the brawny
John , after their hearty salutations ,
straightening up over his anvil and
handing Crooks the Hawkins' , ' 'these
old fu/.oea have boon their day , haven't
"They certainly have , Potty , but a
peed diiy it was. Why , do j on know I
cot only saved a soldier's lifebut killed
my first Indian with one of those self-
lame old Hawkins rillesV"
"Gosh , no ! " ejaculated old John , s-ort
o' mechanically , "how was that , gen
eral ? Toll mo 'bout it.1'
"Well , you are aware , John , I am not
much of a talker , except with those
with whom I am on pretty easy terms ,
Out as 1 have half an hour or bo , I'll just
lake a seat on this box hero and tell you
Anticipating a treat , for it matters
not to old John whether you tell him of
in Indian I'mlu. a bear hunt , wolf chase
> r goose shoot , he's always interested
ho jumped upon his work-boueh , and
with his elbows on his knees and face
in his hands , he crouched and listened
lo the general's naratlvo.
"It was way back in the gloomy days
if Tl ! , " began the general , placing the
Hawkins across bib knees , "and in Oro-
ron , and in those days , you know John ,
the name of that territory was suggos-
tive only of treasures and rapine , of
gold mines , murder , and the llcrco No/
Perco and Hlackfoot. I was compara
tively a young man and had had but
little active experience with the
Indians.-Our troupe was stationed
at Brown's Hole , I was a first
lieutenant , and one day , in command of
fifteen men \\as sent by my superior of
ficer on a scout. The Black feet had
been particularly audacious of late , and
jiittho night before wo started , a band
had run olT a lot of government stock
from the corral just outside the Block
ade.Vo had followed the red rascals
pretty close , and bj . " > o'clock in the af
ternoon , we were fully thirty miles
north of the fort. The face of the
country was materially ditlerent. and I
began to notice achango in temperature.
The summer had just closed , 1 forgot to
mention , and the early autumn was like
the approach of winter. The nights
were cool and chilling , and the dajtt
general ! } mild at noon , but often keen
and oxhilerating. The prairie was
mostly of the rolling kind , but the belts
of timber wore more common , and the
vegetation richer and more exuberant.
It was plain , too. that we wore ventur
ing into a section where the foot of civ-
ili/.ation had not been , The vast and
undulating swell of the plain , the
iniahty Holds of verdure , and the broad
rivers and streams , bore only marks of
the red man and the wild beast.
"It was about here that the Antelope ,
a Navajobcout wo had with iia , descried
the Blackfeet. There wore at least
twenty of them , and they were' swiftly
approaching. There lances wore seen
glistening in the slanting rays of the
sun , their feathered crests rising and
falling like the waves of the sea , and
their long scalp locks and guady raiment
Haunting in the broo/e. They rode
promiscuously , following the lead of a
single warrior , astride a sturdy black
mustang , and who seemed to know pre
cisely what ho was doing. My men had
soen'but little Indian-fighting thus far ,
and it struck me that their faces turned
a shade pal or at this intimidating array
of savage force. However , they com
pressed their lipsand resolutely awaited
my command. I saw that but fewot the
Indians wore armed with rifles , and felt
perfectly confident of our ability to rout
On they came , until within a few
hundred yards , when they suddenly
reined in and road close together , ap-
parantly giving attention to the injunc
tions of their leader. They were a
merciless looking sot , and their looks
and gesticulations revealed that they
were bent upon our destruction. They
shook their lances and bovvs at us , and
occasionally uttered fierce , impatient
whoops , as if eager to begin the fray.
They remain in consultation , however ,
fully a half hour , not liking the looks of
our rilles probably , but suddenly with
an outburst of wild yells the entire
band came galloping toward us.
Every soldier brought his rifio to a
level , and \vo sat our horses like statues.
Nearer and nearer came the Indians ,
but when within three hundred yards ,
they skillfully turned their ponies to
the right and left and threw themselves
doxtrously on the sides of their animals
opposite to us , a feat of horsemanship I
liave never seen any but a prairie
bedouin successfully perform.
Hanging in this manner , by one foot
concealed in the mane of their mus
tangs , they opened the contest by dis
charging their arrows from under their
animals necks and bellies , and once in
a while a rillo ball was sent at us. The
savages , however , entertained a very
healthy respect for us , and remained at
such a distance that our danger was
much less imminent than it would scorn.
I ordered my men to withhold their
lire until I gave the wordand wo main
tained our ground and watched the
frantic Black foot. As their well-
trained Denies wheeled and swerved in
every imaginable direction , their wild
riders would Iling themselves with the
most wonderful alacrity from one side
to the other , notching and speeding
their poisoned tipped arrows with no
inconvenience whatever. Bolder and
bolder they became , at our inaction.and
nearer ami nearer until they reached a
line 1 considered clo io enough for
ctTeclivo work and I gave the signal to
Almost together our rilles cracked
and the astonished barbarians presented
a sight , as no less than live of their
ponies wont down , two of thorn together
with their riders , but the other throe.
Hinging themselves free , scampered oil
upon the prairie , while the whole cow
ardly pack , with impious howls , turned
their horses and dashed alTrightedly
away , leaving two dead and a third
badly wounded. The Navajo fixed
Had they charged us when wo dis
charged our rilles , it would have surely
My men were now inflamed with their
success , and without waiting for orders ,
all galloped away after the llceing In
The Blackfeet werp a shrewd gang
and instead of retreating in a body they
separated , and it was every devil for
Iii fifteen minutes the last one had
vanished , into a belt of limber which
traversed a narrow valley on our left ,
or behind the swell in the praiiie. I was
galloping up a draw , when I
heard a shot olT on the plain
to my right , and reaching the level I
saw a soldier who had run down , an
Indian whoso wounded mustang had
given out.The soldier had dismounted
to shoot , to make sure of his man , but
missed him , and had drawn an old pop
per-box revolver to defend himself , for
thu Blackfoot waat the wall and meant
mischief. He saw the soldier was afraid
of him , and running up to within twen
ty-live yards of him , was dancing about
to get a shot at him with his bow aud
arrow. The soldier , whoso name was
Aaron Wallace , by the way , was a raw
recruit , and was dodging about franti
cally behind his horse , the moat scared
man 1 ever saw.
I spurred up my horse , and coming up
within lorty yards of the Blackfoot , dis
mounted to shoot him. Ho had discov
ered me. and apparently reali/.ing there
was nothing to bo feared from Wal
lace , ho faced me , yelling at
the top of his voice , and
leaping from side to side to disconcert
my aim. I knelt down on one knco and
endeavored to draw a bead on him ,
knowing I had to make a fatal shot , or
it was all day with Wallace.
For fully live minutes I tried to got in
my work , without getting a standing
shot , and finally I determined to shoot
any way , and if I missed to help Wal
lace the best I could.
Crack ! wont the old Hawkins , and to
my delight , down went the Blackpool !
I had broken his back , but not killed
him. He fell facing Wallace , and with
that indomitable courage and ferocity
that has always marked his race under
desperate circumstances , ho began
sending in his arrowsat Wallace as fast
as ho could lire them. And it is only
necessary to state that one of his shafts
wont clean through the hard saddle
skirts and into the vital's of Wallace's
horse , to show you what they could do
with these primitive weapons.
1 hastily loaded my rillo and rushed
upon the prostrate savage , who was still
Irving to get an arrow into Wallace ,
wiio had thrown himself Hat behind his
dead horse. Mv second shot , however ,
sent him on the shadowy trail , and 1
hallooed to Wallace to getup. and when
he did come forward ho was the most
woe-begono picture I over behold al
most frightened to death. Poor follow ,
he finally lost his life in the service ,
being one of the sturdy souls that suc
cumbed in the terrible Custor massacre.
In a succeeding article I will relate
how General Crook made a narrow
escape with his life , its a reminder of
which event ht > carries in his hip to this
day the Hint barb of an Indian arrow.
JUMIOUS. : ;
It is evident that Catholicism lias become a
veritable force in tue united kingdom ,
The Temple Eiuanu-El conttruB tioti of
Now York has donated $500 to the Jackson
ville yellow fovcr Sufferers.
The Methodists throughout England have
almost unanimously declared against com
pulsory seeturmji eihication.
Thuio uro eight mission ships now cruising
in the North sea , tuoh a combination of
chuich , ohapel , lomper.uico hall uud dispen
George O. IJarnes , the Kentucky ovaagcl-
ist , is now deyotiutfjiis energies to the con
version of men from the soul-dcstroyiug
habit of meat eating , arguing that Jehovah
did not Intend for tlio human race to feed on
England has 1,321,000 Catholics , Scotland
32(1,000 ( und Iruland 3,901,000. They arc rep
resented in parliament by li'J peers , 5
Engligh members of parliament and 75
Irish. The privy council of the queen has 1) )
The number of priests in England is now
2 , ( > ls , including those expelled from France.
There are 1,021 chapels and churches , that
is to say 21 more thuu there were lust year.
During the year 1SS7 there were 73 ordina
tions , equally divided among the secular and
According to careful calculations nindo by
a British clergyman of note and just pub
lished , Protestants have increased during
thu last hundred years from : i7,000,0l > 0 to
1H,000,000. ! or nearly fourfold. Koman
Catholics , during the s-imo period , have in
creased from bO,000,000 to 1GJ,0X,000 ( ) , or two
fold. The Greek church , during the cen
tury , has increased from 10,000tXJ , ) to 83,000-
000 , also twofold.
The personal esteem with which Arch
bishop Corngnn is regarded by the Catholic
clergymen of this city is well shown by the
gitl of $18,400 which they raised for him on
Ills silver jubilee. The ideu originated with
Bomo of the assistant priests , and Father
Hrophy was informally chosen to receive the
money. Euery dollar of it came from the
pockets of the priests , and it means a good
deal when it is remembered that the salary
of n Catholic rector in this city is oulv SSOO ,
and that of an assistant priest $ iU)0. ) The entire -
tire sum was raised , too , in less than u
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MODERN RHYMES OF THE RAIL
interesting News and Notes of Rail
roads aud Railroaders.
AN AMERICAN RAILWAY LESSON.
The OlilcRt Locomotive
How to Avoid Accidents Metal
Itallroad Tics A Singu
The OldpMt Ijoooinotlvo Knglnoer.
Mac-oil ( Goorffin , ) Telegraph : Augusta
boasts herself the homo of thu oldest
ivinir locomotive engineer. His nntnu
s lli-nry G. llaworth. The first loco-
uotive over built in America was the
Host I'Yieml , " of the South Carolina
railroad. After it had been used a lit
tle while the engine exploded. It was
obuilt and called the "PluiMiix. " Mr.
l.iworth was put in charge of this loco-
notive in Ibltl. From that time till
188" ) ho was continuously employed as
in enginoer.on the South Carolina rail
road. In those lifty-ono years ho wit
nessed the wonderful evolution of rail
way -ionce. . The world's great network -
work of railroads was built during that
lialf century. When Mr. Ilaworth first
liandlod the throttle twelve miles an
hour was considered good speed for a
locomotive. lie lived to see sixtv miles
an hour made without causing special
remark , and to witness the great tri
umphs of railroad construction which
have revolutionised commerce. The
old gentleman is still strong and in ex
cellent health , and , though ho is sevcn-
ty-sovon years old , would bo capable of
managing an engine now but for his
failing sight. Ho attributes his re
markable vigor to the fact that ho never
took a drink of whiskey in his life.
How to Avoid Accidents.
The New York Central has a most
perfect system of running extra and
special trains over its line , and if the
orders are properly carried out it is
next to impossible to have an accident.
For instance , if observation engine No.
522 has orders to run from Now York to
Albany just ahead of train No. 1 the
order is sent out along the line and is
posted on the bulletin boards in every
engine and freight house for the guid
ance of engineers and conductors. The
order reads that engine 522 will run entrain
train No. 1's time. Engineers and con
ductors , instead of being notified indi
vidually of the fact , have merely to refer
fer to the order on the boards , which
are always sent out several hours ahead
of the engine's departure. Instead of
having to look out for both tram No. 1
and observation engine No. 522 , it bo-
coinos necessary only to look out for
train 1 , and in pulling in a siding for
that train to pass , the work of clearing
both at tno .same time is accomplished ,
as engine No. 522 passes along first. It
is utterly impossible to beat such a sys
tem , and its adoption by the Central
was the result of tho'most careful study
of the best railroad heads in the coun
try. It works like a charm , and all the
men who work by it pronounce it the
safest system in use on any road.
A Hallway Ijcsson Krniu America.
Pall Mail Giuclto : The contrast be
tween English and American industry
and inventiveness in the art of iniiii-
muing friction aud reducing dead
weight is forcibly illustrated by the
American bogie truck freight earn
which wore exhibited yesterday at St.
1'ancras station. These cars are built
of tubular stool , are supported on two
four-wheeled bogies , and weigh eight
tons for goods and ten tons for coal.
The English car weighs live tons and
carries eight. The American , which
weighs eight or ten , carries thirty. The
roaitlt is , that if the American super
seded the English truck on the Mid
land ( according to an interesting calcu
lation by Mr. Roberts in the Railway
Herald ) , all the goods trallic could be
carried at a saving of HH,7i5 ) ; tons of
deadweight on every 031,308 tons car
A Singular Accident.
Chicago Tribune : The locomotive of
a Pan Handle passenger train , duo at
Cincinnati at 0tO : ; one evening last
week , struck a sycamore tree fifteen
inches in diameter , blown across the
track by a storm , a short distance north
east of Lqvcland , O. The train was
running thirty-five miles an hour. The
locomotive broke the tree in two and
throw it of ! the track. The front truck
of the engine was thrown of the track ,
the cowcatcher , the smokestack and
the cab wore demolished , and the engi
neer was knocked senseless , with se
vere injuries to his head. The fireman
was badly injured. The engine , with
out a man to guide it , ran half a mile
with the trucks oft the track , when the
conductor turned on the air brakes.
The train was delayed four hours.
Cars Worked by Compressed Air.
Tram cars worked by compressed air
on the Mokarski system are now run
ning on the Holloway road and King's
Cross Tramway lino. They are like or
dinary cars without horses , and they
take their turn with horse cars. The
air is contained in reservoirs under the
car.s , and is warmed by passing through
hot water contained in a receiver be
fore it goes to the engines , which are
also under the car. This heating prevents -
vents the formation of hoar frost in the
cylinders , owing to the cooling duo to
the expansion of the compressed air
which actuates the engines.
Mitill Hailrond Ties.
Attempts have been made to consid
erable extent to substitute metal for
wooden ties on railroads , but it does not
yet appear that the right kind of tie
has been invented. Wood possesses
the quality of yielding in just about the
right degree , and a metal tie should
conic as near to the same degree of
yielding as possible. The way the railroads -
roads are using up the stock of availabla
timber should Do an incentive to somu
ingenious inventor to bring out a motul
tie equal to a wooden one.
A railway from Visp to Zcrinnlt ,
Switzerland , hitherto considered im
practicable , is about to bo commenced.
Its length will bo twenty eight milo *
and its grade 11,100 feet. It will be nar
row gauge without any cogs.
The longest through car service of
any railroad line in the world is said to
be'on the Southern Pacific road , be
tween New Orleans and San Francisco ,
a.HI'i miles. The fastest through traiu
on this road is timed at 111 ! hours , 2'
minutes , or at the rate of Uonty-threo
miles an hour.
The largest railway station in Europe ,
and probably in the world , is the nev *
Central railway station at Frankfort-
Railway companies of Australia havi
dispensed with PIIOW Bheds in exposed
localities , finding that the drifting ot
snow can bo prevented effectively by
planting hedges. The hedges in use
are of Rose of Provence , 0 } feet high
and but one-quarter of a foot thick. Ot
course any other hedge would do as well
or hotter. Probablj in our country the
buckthorn or evergreen would be the
material. The philosophy of this plau
is not that the hedge breaks the crowd
ing of tbw snow , but that it creates a
current that deflects snow from its old
line of drifting.
The Railroad Gazette reports 88 col
lisions , 121 derailments and 18 other ac
cidents for August , a total of 222againBl
137 for Autrust last year. Forty-threo
employes. 4 passengers and i ) other por-
faons were killed , a total of 50 ; 100 em
ployes , 00 passengers and twelve others
were injured , a total of ii)2. ( ) The killed
in August last year were 45 employes
and 84 others ; total , 120 ; the injured,81) )
employes and 234 others ; total , 3i' ( .
A Xew York civil engineer has ap
plied for a patent for a locomotive aud
tender , by which ho claims ho can make
ninety-five miles an hour with ten
coaches. The boiler is rectangular in
shape , having a largo and permanent
area of evaporating surface , supported
by a great extent of heating surface , the
pressure at its weakest points. Tha
cylinders are in the rear of , instead of
between the truck wheels , and the firebox -
box is supK | > rtcd between the center of
gravity of the driving wheels.
An effort is lie-lag nmilo to establish nn
Italiiiu Methodist churcti in Now York city.
Not lout ; since Hev. George K Fuller , of
EmmcUsburfr , J-a , was prosuoutinj ; witness
ngniiiRt n silooti-keo | er. His nuht to cuter
complaint wan denied by the defense ou the
ground that , bciiiK un itinor.mt under epis
copal authority , hu was not a cltizun. The
state supreme court , to which tlio case was
taken , decides thut "all ministers under the
episcopal polity ore citircns , " and thcroforo
proper persons to prosecute where they
choose to do so.
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