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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 25, 1916.
Stores of Other Survivors of Battle
fff . Carriial Confirm Beporti
of Early Stragglers-
TWENTY-SEVEN MEK. ABE FOUND
NEW SPECIAL OFFICER OF THE
San Antonio, Tex., June 24. Com
plete disorganization of the two
troops that were engaged in the dis
astrous combat Wednesday morning
at Carrizal with Carranza troops and
the practical annihilation of those ac
tually, in the fight was indicated in a
report from General Pershing to Gen
eral Funston today.
One packer and eight enlisted men
of C troop and seven men of K twop
were picked up yesterday morning by
Lieutenant Meyer near Santa Maria.
All were horseholders. The stories
1 these men told were almost identical
to those told by the other stragglers
that reached the transmission Tines
Twenty-seven Men Safe.
I General Pershing, in his report to
day, referred to the number of those
who previously had returned to the
' American lines as eleven, although
in previous dispatches he fixed the
number at seven.- With those who
were rescued by. Lieutenant Meyer
the total number of, those who had
returned was twenty-seven.
The total number of men in the
two troops was learned today to have
been eighty-four. General Pershing,
offering a summary of his information
and explaining that his conclusions
were based on such information as he
had secured from the stragglers and
from press reports, called attention to
the indication that there were fifty
seven missing and that press reports
indicated fourteen of these were dead
and forty-three were prisoners. Gen
eral Pershing does not account in his
report for the number wounded, but
appeared to assume that all those
wounded had been captured.
( No Report from Relief.
General Pershing reported that he
had received no report from the com
mander of, the two squadrons of the
Eleventh cavalry that had been sent
forward to rescue the remnant of the
All those brought In by Lieutenant
Meyer were horse holders and, like
those who came into camp yesterday,
were not actually in the fight. Thev
had had difficulty, they said, in hand
ling the horses when the furious ma
chine gun and rifle fire began, and re-
' treated before the conclusion .of the
They had cared for luch horses as
they could round up after they got
beyond range of the fire, the full num-
. ber of mounts in their possession
wlien encountered by Lieutenant
Meyer being twenty-five.
'. The' troopers told their stories be
fore they had re-entered the camp and
had no opportunity to talk with strag
glers who had preceded them. The
accounts they gave were laid to have
borne out in all essential details those
previously told. '
Machine Gun Fires First. ,;
They laid they law General Felix
Gomez and tlis 'aide ride forward to 1
parley with Captain Boyd, and later
saw him move toward the flank of the
Mexican troops that had begun clos
ing in on the American force. Ac
cording to their story, the first inti
mation anyone had that hostilities
were determined upon was the out
burst of machine (un fire. They cor
roborated the accounts that .said it
was not until then that Captain Boyd
Save the command for his men to
ismount and return the fire.
- The Mexicans during the parley
had crowded forward and had as
sumed such positions that when they
attacked they were in position to
sweep with killing fire the American
line standing exposed in the open.
Officers at General Funston's head
quarters seemed convinced after
; studying General Pershing's latest re
port that all of the two troops that
would be - found now would be
wounded and that, therefore, the bat
tered remnant could not have moved
far from the scene of the tight.
Notes From Beatrice );
And Gage County
Beatrice, Neb., June 24. (Special.)
-Part of the silk goods stolen yester
day from the stores of the Mercer B.
Walker company and the Klein Mer
cantile company were found near a
bunk car in the Rock Island yards last
evening -and taken to police station.
About $150 worth was taken, and
the officera are hunting for two Mexi
cans who disappeared from the car
soon after the robbery occurred. .
David 0. Kassing and Miss Matilda
Bertha Boasart, both ot this city,
were married last evening' at the
Trinity Lutheran parsonage. They
will make their home on a farm three
miles south of Beatrice.
David Thomas, a pioneer of the
Liberty vicinity, died at the aire of 88
years. He leaves a family of grown
children. - Funeral services were held
yesterday and interment was in the
Fiftv-six carrier oiseons sent to
Beatrice yesterday by the Standard
flying duo ot Milwaukee, i were
turned loose this morning at 4:30
o'clock to make the 'return trip to
A motorcycle driven by John War
ren and a touring car in charge of
lorn nomar collided at the corner of
Sixth and Ella streets ' yesterday
morning with (he result that War
ren's machine was , pretty- badly
smashed. His ankle was severely
sprained and he was bruised about
the body. , The car was undamaged.
Twin Brothers 'Are
; . Both Taken Insane
Two brothers, twins, iniured in
railroad accidents several years apart;
are in the county tail, mentally un
balanced, and will be - sent to the
asvlum at Norfolk. Ther are Tohn
and Charles Neat of 1508 Corby
- street.. -'
Both men evinced signs of mental
instability at about the same time,
and were taken in charge together.
They are 29 years old and have lived
in Omaha since : childhood. Neither
is married. ;
Fort Worth is conducting a muni
cipal competition for flower- gardens,
rose, plotr and rmdow boxes.-
J. F. Wheeler, special officer of the
Humane society, is answering be
tween fifteen and twenty-five calls a
day. He is an old horseman and is at
the market every morning at 6 o'clock
helping the drivers in showing them
how. to harness and care for their
Miss Jessie Millard, Mrs. George
Prinz and Mrs. J. De Forest Richards
have collected $1,500 in the last two
weeks for the; work of the Humane
society. Special meetings are being
held in the office of Commissioner
Jardine every Thursday afternoon in
the interest of the work.
The organization is planning a very
serious summer campaign for the
humane work. 1
Senator Allen ' 0
, ; Guard Company
Madison. Neb., June 24. (Special.)
-Two thousand people gathered at
te depot at noon today to say fare
well to Company H. Mothers, fath
ers, listers, ajid brothers, .wives and
sweethearts had the Tight-of-way and
clung closely to their dear ones until
the train to which was attached the
special coaches carrying the company
moved a way. Former United States
Senator Allen made a brief address
during which he said: '
Wa have th full Mt confident In your
manhood. In youi1 Integrity, in your bravery
and loyalty to the flag of our country and
th Institution It represent!, Ihe Btara
aiyt fetrlpM li theoniy flat that ha aver
waivau ovr a tree poopic u iypine our
liberty. If the tnniltutloni of our country
hould orumbie and fall, the eauae of hu
man liberty will be turned back a thousand
yean. You can ace, therefor, the Im
portant it maintaining th dignity; and
eovereifrity tf our nation. American aol
dtcra and American lalloni' hav at all tlmea
In our hlitory performed their full duty, and
w do not doubt that you, will perform
your. - ' ' - 1 -
i nara no intention or maklna a tpaach.
I wanted atrnply to viva you a word ot ad
vice and to extend you our freetlng-, and
now a th train approach, It might be
wall for you to kin your wive and mnlh.
era and etnter, and I have no objection to
jwur inn your swept near i, i tney ao
not object. Again boy, you go with our
bleaatnga and with th godh4 of every
body, and with our fervent hope that you
will toon return to ua itrlumphantly and
. . i . t I. .
1 Brad Letter to Kalaar.
Oanava, Bwltierland (Via Pari), Juna 34.
A apootal meaaenger, carrying an auto
graph letter from the king of Oreeca to
the emperor of Qermany has panned through
Lugano, Swltierland, Th messenger was
accompanied by two Greek officers.
i' . Leonard Beet Tie Monui,
New York, Jun S4.Bnny Leonard gave
ever ' beating to Vie MOran of New Or-
leana In ft ten-round bout here tonight. Leon
ard landed many blow but waa unable to
deliver a knockout, Moran weighed 138 and
Leonard lie. -
General E. 8. Godfrey Will Make
Memorial Address on Historic
HOPES 10 CORRECT THE RECORD
Billings, Mont., June 24.- 'Custer's
massacre un the battlefield of Little
Big Horn near here is to be recalled
tomorrow by the fortieth anniversary
of the historical event, according to
completed arrangements of commit
tees in charge of the celebration. Gen
, erat E. S. Godfrey, survivor of Cus
ter's famous Seventh cavalry, is to
give the memorial address and read
a brief message to the people of the
northwest from Mrs. George A. Cus
ter of New York, who is finable to
be present -at the celebration.
The historic battlefield has been
arranged as near like it was on the
memorable Sunday, June 25, of forty
years ago, An Indian village of about
150 tepees has been pitched and be
tween 2,000 and 3,000 Indians are
ready to take part in the celebra
tion. It is hoped by the committees of
Billings and Hardin, Mont., and
Sheridan, Wyo who are in charge
of the arrangements, that the me
morial of the massacre will, dispel
many of the misunderstandings rela
tive to the famous battle that have
existed for many years. It has been
pointed out that Custer really wore
his hair cut short in his campaign
against the Sioux, whereas invari
ably he is pictured by artists and de
scribed by writers as wearing long,
yellow locks. General Custer also ts
almost universally depicted as wear
ing a saber. There were no sabers
with the Seventh cavalry on the ex
pedition. ( History of Battle.
v In the spring of 1876 the Sioux be
came restless and took up the war
path. Their depredations led to send
ing an expedition, commanded by
General Terry, against them. He left
fort Abraham Lincoln, Dakota, May
17, 1876, with a command consisting
of the Seventh cavalry, companies
from the Sixth and Seventeenth regi
ments of infantry and a long wagon
train. The command marched over
land the entire distance, the infantry
and wagon train being left behind to
form a supply camp at the mouth of
the Powder river. The cavalry, with
pack mules, continued.
At the mouth of the Rosebud, on
the Yellowstone, Terry's column met
General Gibbon, who had come from
the west with six companies of the
Seventh and four troops of the Sec
ond cavalry. From here, on June 22,
Custer, with 600 men, was sent for
ward to the Little Big Horn to at
tack, .should he deem advisable, a
camp lof Sioux. Custer covered the
distance of 100 miles in three days,
and learning that the Indiana were
ahead, prepared to attack, he divided
his command, giving Reno three com
panies, Benteen three and retaining
five himself. He detailed Captain
McDougall, with one company, to act
as rear guard. 1
Reno and Benteen went forward.
The former almost immediately en
gaged the Indians in overwhelming
numbers and retreated to the crest
of Reno's hill, four miles from the
battlefield. Custer, instead of sup
porting, Reno, as he had originally
planned, passed around him on the
east side of the stream and was furi
ously attacked by a large body . of
Sioux. He was surrounded on ; a
ridge and His whole command was
wiped out in less than two hours
after the fight started. Reno and
Benteen fought the Indians the rest
of the day and until Terry and Gib
bon arrived during the afternoon of
the third day. '
- Church for Louisville. ,
1 Avoca, Neb., June 24. (Special.)
A new Methodist church to cost
about $10,000 will soon be erected at
Louisville. The building is to be made
of sandstone and stucco and will be
modern in every respect.
REGINA OLSON CANNOT HEAR,
BUT HER SOUL CAN SING.
Though her ear is not attuned to
the muse of nature, Miss Regina Ol
son of Herman, Nebi, expresses a
wide appreciation of it and, a truly
poetic nature in' her literary' contri
butions to "Buff and Blue," the
school paper of Gallaudet college,
Washington, D. C. Because of the
excellence of her work, Miss Olson,
who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Gilbert Olson, has been appointed a
member of the staff for next year.
She is 20 years bf age.
Miss Olson's poem "Nebraska" was
awarded the prize for the best ap
pearing in the Buff and Blue during
the last year. Another poem from
her pen, Prayer of European Wom
en," was first choice of one member
of the committee and second of two
of the others and came near winning
the priae. A story written by the
young Nebraska girl, "The Story of
Tommy Byrd," was voted second
choice by two members of the com
mittee. "I congratulate you on this suc
cess, which there is no doubt that you
deserve. I hope to see more of your
verses. The human interest added to
the tilting nelody and appropriate
treatment of the subject gave the lines
their superiority," writes J. Schuy
ler Long, president of the Gallaudet
College Alumni association. "Try
again ia story writing, too, and 'show
'em' what western people can do I"
The lines of the poem "Nebraska"
are as follows:
'Cro th old Mlaaourt rtvr '
Thru' tlw sateway of tha went,
Whare tha aunaata ara tha brlRhteat
And whara avarythtna la boat
Croaa tha old Mlaaourl rlvar
t O, that'a whara I would be.
For tha plalna ot fair Nebraaka
Hold tha haart and aoul of mat
Whan tha aoldan aunaet'a fading
And tha duakr twllltht talla.
Then my heart aoea out In anawar
' Aa the'volce of Haimveh calla
From tha home In wlda Nebraaka
Whara they're mleslna me today
And the time when I'll ao back there
Seema m million yeara away!
Take ma baek than, to mr homeland
To th etate of voldenrod, -Where
tha fertile ftelda and meadows
Bloom beneath the amlle of Ood.
'Croaa the deep Mtaeourt river
For1 that'a where I would be,
Where tha plalna of fair Nebraaka
Hold tha heart and abu! of me!
R. M. O., 'It.- "
HUwhootk Introduce! BUI.
fram.) Senator Hitchcock today Introduced
tha Lohaok bill, providing for a re-claael-
zicauon ot biuihu," - -
Intel Induatry. Thla bill, which haa tha
enaoraement , "
eulture, la now on the houaa calendar and
may be reached next week.
.... i ,,- 41 ,fln(a1
Tha atata of Nebraaka flsurea In the com
mencement reoorda of Wlaconaln'a collegaa
for tha oommencement month of Juna.
At the MHwauKee-Juowner aeminery. now
M.a Unman. Baeeett. Neb., armduated from
tha literary oourae.
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Gsand Island Gives
Grand Inland, Neb., June 24. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Led by the Third
City band and accompanied by 3,000
people, the forty recruits to the Ne
braska National Guard, organized
here since llie president's call,
inarched to the Burlington station
this morning, where ,cntrainment was
made for Lincoln. One officer re
mains and it is believed a full com
pany will have been organized before
the guards leave for the south. The
company is in charge of Captain Mc
Allister, whose wife is claimed to be
the first war bride. Captain McAl
lister returned from his honeymoon
trip Sunday evening and the first
thing that caught his eye upon arri
val was the newspaper bulletin an
nouncing the president's call. Mrs.
McAllister, a trained nurse, will also
enter the service in the south.
To Return Home
El Paso, Tex., June 24. On in
structions from the Mexican ambas
sador in Washington, Mexican resi
dents within the jurisdiction of the
consulate at El Paso have been ad
vised to return to Mexico, inasmuch
as American residents in Mexico con
tinue to .leave' Mexican territory, it
was announced today.
"Not Comr" la Verdict.
Waterloo, la. June 24. "Not aunty" waa
the verdict of 'the Jury at the third trial
of Jeffermm T. McCaeklll today. , He waa
accused of killing Henry Phllllpa in 1111.
Ford Motor Co, to ,t
Move Intojts New'
r:" Plant This Morning
The Ford Motor company wtf
move into its new plant at Sixteenth
syid Cuming streets today, the build
ing being near enough completed to
admit 6f the move at this time: The
company hopes by July 15 to have
400 men at work and to be assembling
at least seventy-five cars a days. The
old establishment at Twentieth and
Harney streets has been taken over
by the Overland company.
tVeahlntton, June J4. (Special Telerram )
Poatmaetera appointed: Nebraska. Dlx.
Kimball county. Philip Neleon. vice Wil
liam Breltuns, removed. South Dakota.
Booe, Minnehaha county. Emll Ekbera.
vice Jacob 9. Tveldt, resigned.
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