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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 12, 1916.
- SENT TO MUSEUM
Detail of Oaror of Young Sol
dier Who Interad Army as
Prirate, Became General.
PROMOTIONS COME FAST
Wsshtno'tAii ' Knv. 11. A number
of interesting mementos, of Major
General Henry W. Lawton, United
States volunteers, famed as a soldier
from the time he volunteered in 1MI,
until his death in the Philippines in
1899, are now deposited in the Na
tional museum at Washington.
From his first enlistment in an In
diana regiment at the age of only
18. Lawton' rise was rapid; he be
came first sergeant of his company
which, although only in service three
months, saw considerable active work
in Weit Virginia.
It has been remarked by one who
knew Lawton well when he was a
non-commnlioncd officer, that his
great height and weight, together
with the fact that he always led his
men in action, made him a conspicu
ous figure from the first. Shortly
after being mustered out of this or
ganization, the, governor of Indiana,
recognizing nil genius tor leadership,
gave him a first lieutenant's commis
sion in a new regiment, the Thirtieth,
then being organized. With the
Thirtieth Indiana. Lawton was in
many battles, of the civl war, and
eventually became captain ot com
Gets Honor Medal.
He received the congressional medal
of honor for distinguished gallantry
in lt:ding a charge of skirmishers
. against the enemy's rifle-pits In front
of Atlanta, Ca., August 3, 1864. His
party not only took these pits, but
held them in the face of two de
termined attacks of the enemy. This
medal is to be seen among the Law
ton relics in the older building ol the
For his service in the Battle of
Franklin, Lawton was made a lieutenant-colonel
of volunteers on Febru
ary 10, 1863, and a little more than
a month later he was breveted colonel
for gallant and meritorious service!
during the war. His advance from
the ranki to this position of honor
was a great accomplishment for a
(young man of only 22. Following
his mustering out, Lawton was a
civilian for only eight months; he
was then commissioned as a lieuten
ant in the regular army and. assigned
to the Forty-first infantry. Later he
served in the ' Twenty-fourth, and
finally was transferred to the Fourth
I fitted State cavalry, in which
branch he became captain in -1879.
Among the historical relic in the
National museum at. Washington are
I.awton's two service swords, used in
(He civil war, a sword and a scab
bard presented to him by the men of
hit regiment as a token of their con
fidence and respect, and aq ivory
memorandum pad carried by him
during the war.
' ' Ooet After Oeronimo.
lit 1886. while connected with the
i'ourth cavalry. Lawton was sent out
to apprehend the notorious Geronimo
mid ins band ot Apaches, who were
rnnimtuing depredation In Aritona.
New Mexico and Mexico, and defying
both the United States and Mexican
governments. Crossing the Mexican
frontier with an effective command
Lawton kept up a persistent pursuit of
tne Indians until thev finally sur
rendered to Genera! Miles, the de
partmental commander. General O.
O. Howard, commander of the Pa
cific military division, at this time,
gave Lawton special mention and
credit, in his war report for the year,
referring to the tireless energy with
which he prosecutta his difficult
, campaign to a succtssfnl completion.
Kelic relating to this period of hi
career include a pair of Mexican
thoes, worn by Captain Lawton when
trailing the Apaches, and a gold watch
and chain, presented to him by the
cattlemen of Central New Mexico, in
.recognition of his services in con
nection with the capturing of Geron
imo. ' . ..
Lawton was tailed to. the staff in
1888 as major and assistant inspector
general, and the next year was" ad
vanced to a lieutenant-colonelcy A
pair of shoulder knots, a pair of
aiguillettes and a uniform chapeau,
worn by Lawton while lieutenant
colonel and Inspector-general in the
United State army are alio to be
seen in the national collections. v
In War With Spain.
Hia distinguished service record led
him to be selected by the president
as a brigadier-general of volunteers
on May 4, 1898, and during the war
with Spain he war made a major-gen-
, cral of volunteers for his distin
guished gallantry in front of Atlanta
during the-civil war. General 0. O.
Howard states. In the "Review of Re
view" for February, 1900, that Law
ton wa made a division commander
in the Fifth corps, which was the
first to disembark at Daiquiri, Cuba.
He became conspicuous from the
start, particularly at the combat of
. La Guasima' and commanded the
column of attack at El Caney, ac-
. complishing this tediout and difficult
task heroically. Following which he
made the famous night march to help
W heeler protect Shatter' exposed
flank and strengthen the charge up
, Sun Juan slopes, and later operated
with .success on Shatter' extreme
with Wheeler and Miley he served
as an American commissioner during
the capitulation of Santiago de Cuba,
and wa afterward assigned to the
Philippine as second in command
under Otis, where he was actively
engaged until he fell in battle at San
Mateo, Luton, December 19, 1899.
Hia operation in the Islands included
a marvelous campaign, which was de
scribed by General Howard as.
"sweeping up the railroad and river,
beating every body of Insurgents that
he met and clearing the whole
country, valley and mountain,
mountrut passes and jungles of the
wily and wary foe amid untold difficulties-
danger and hardships."
The Lawton Collection.
The National museum Collections
iiclude a pair of spurs of Lawton',
and a dress sword . and . scabbard,
iwned by him during the Spanish
American war, together with the flag
of the Eighth army corps, flown at
bis headquarter at Cabanatuan, Phil
ippine Islands, from March to De
cember, 1899, the staff of which wa
captured from insurgents in Santa
Crux. Two Filipino insurgent flag,
one captured by Lawton in 1899. are
COURT HOLDS HER FATE
Lillian McElden, daughter of Mrs.
Thomas Swift, who drowned,
claimed by different relatives. .
Pv i If
lif -t f
RUSSIAN FIRST LINE
Teutons' Drive Against Slav
Center Nets Them Two and
Half Miles of Outposts.
ADMITTED BY PETK00BAD
No Word Heard From the -Ten
Americans in Parral
El Paso. Tex.. Nov.- 11. A Mexi-
Kcan courier, who was sent out from
Chihuahua City to learn the fate of
the American in Parral, failed to re
turn after ten days, a refugee from
Chihuahua reported today. It has
on display," also an anting-anting, or
cloth decorated with religious and
military symbols, worn by a Fli-
lino soldier a a charm against bul
ets, and a manuscript decree by
Emilio Aguinaldo. Among other
memorials are several sets of resolu
tions and testimonials adopted by the
Grand Army of the Republic, the
Odd Fellows, members of his various
commands and several municipalities.
BLANKET OF SNOW
About an Inch in Eastern Por
tion, with Five or Six Inches
. in the West,,
WAS PRECEDED BY BAIN
There is plerfty of snow over Ne
braska, but, according to the rail
roads, there is nothing akin to a bliz
zard, -The railroads all report snow
from the Mistouri river, through the
mountain, the fall ranging from
one inch through the eastern
section, to five and six inches from
the central portion, west.
. In most portions of the state there
was rain during the early part of Fri
day night, it later turning to (now.
All up through the sand hills and in
the central part, of the state snow to
the depth of five to six inches cov
ered the ground, but later in the day
a good deal ot it melted.
the railroad report temperatures
of 18 to 36 degree above zero over
Nebraska,, with i to, 16 in Wyoming.
London, Nov. 11. Driving against
the center of the Russian line on the
eastern' frout, German troops have
gained possession of Russian posi
tions on a front of about two and a
half miles. The attack, which resulted
also in the capture of more ti'an 3,000
prisoners, took place in tne bis'nct ot
Skrobowa, twelve miles northeast of
Baranovichi, north of the F'nsk
marshes, and where only isola'ed.
fighting has occurred lately. The Rus
sians, Berlin also says, lost twentj
seven machine guns and twelve mint
The success of the Germans is ad
mitted by the Petrograd war oft'ic-.
which announces that the Russians.
after stubborn resistance against seven
onslaughts, were finally compelled to
fall back to their second line of
trenches. Elsewhere on the eastern
front, to the Carpathians, there has
been little fighting, according to the
Allies Advance in Dobrudja.
In Bobrudja the advance of the
Russo-Roumanian forces southward
continues and Petrograd records a
battle with Field Marshal von Mack
ensen's troops in the region of Tcher
navoda, recently abandoned by the
Roumanians. At Tchernavoda is the
bridge of the railroad running be
tween Constanza and Bucharest, and
it is for this bridge the Russians and
Roumanians are lighting. Petrograd
also announces the occupation of sev
eral towns between Hirsova and
Tchernavoda. Berlin says there have
been no important changes in Do
brudja, On the I Transylvania-Roumanian
front Archduke Charles has assumed
the offensive and pushed back the
Roumanians. In the Predeal sector
stubborn fighting continues, with both
the Austro-Germans and the Rouman
ians claiming progress. The Ru"r-'
have almost completely recovered the
ground lost in the Georgcny moun
tains November 4.
Entente Attack Repulsed.
Several trench element north of
the Somme near Les Boeufs and Sail
lisel have been captured ' by the
French. Berlin states Franco-British
attack between Gueudecourt and Sail
ly were repulsed.
There has been much aerial fichtine
on the western front. Berlin records
the destruction of seventeen entente
air planes and Paris asserts that ten
German machines were brought down.
London admits that seven British air
craft failfd to return to their bane
after fighting in the air. In one of
tne lights a squadron of thirtv British
air planes and a German squadron of
between , thirty and forty were en-
been thirteen days since these Ameri
cans were last heard from. Their
employers here fear they have been
killed. The American State depart
ment is making every effort to learn
something of the Americans in Far
raL ' - .
Bee Want Ads Produce Result.
Auto Mechanician Dead
From Injuries on Track
Santa ,Monica, Cel., Nov. 11.
Charles C. Swartz, mechanician on a
racing automobile, which went
through the fence on "Death curve"
of the Vanderbilt race course during
practice today, died later at a hospital.
Harry Horswan, who was driving the
car, was seriously injured.
Named BeUooe Instructor.
New Tork, Nov. II. A. Leo Stevens, wide
ly known as en aeronaut, bu been appointed
army Instructor In tne'vperatton ot dirigible
ballone, according- to an announcement made
here tonltnt by the Aero elub of America.
He win report to the chief signal officer at
Washington on December 1.
nclement weather continues to
hamper operations on a large acale on
tne Macedonia ana Austro-ltalian
Omaha "Snowbirds" Meet at Carter
Lake; First and Last Session of Club
Of.aha also has its own little group
of '"Snow birds," who make nothing
of cold weather when it comes to
wimming. ; ' . '
That is to sav. it did have an in
cipient bunch of these polar enthusi
asts, but it isn't likely the organiza
tion will be made permanent or con
tinue long its activity. One dose was
enough for most of them.
Last summer, one blazing hot eve
ning, George West, Dr. 'Ford, Bert
Potter and I. B. Zimman found! (hem
selves sweltering on the dock at Car
ter lake. The swim hadn't cooled
them off as it should. Out of the-heat
was born a big idea. George West
"Gentlemen George always ay
"gentlemen" and never "fellow,
let us all repair rj it her on the evening
of November 10, and take a plunge
into Carter lake. I warrant you, we
will find the water cold enough for
us on that date."
And right blithely did they all as
sent to the proposition. No thought
was taken of the difference in the rec
ord of the thermometer in August and
in November. Each was eager for the
So bright and early on the morning
of Friday. November 10, 1916, George
West, who -has to get up before
anybody else in the world, and go
about bossing the teamsters and the
barn men down at the transfer, com
menced at 6:30 a. m. to call on the
several telephones Dr. Michael J.
Ford, Isaac B. Zimman and Albert L.
Potter, and remind them the day had
come and the hour was not afar off.
And each responded with some degree
of appreciation to hia thoughtftilness.
When the day had faded into the
evening, and the breeze from the
northwest was justifying the prophecy
of snow and colder, , put out by
Colonel Luciu A. Welsh, the quartet
went to Carter lake.
It would be stretching the truth to
ssy they went swimming. They did
don their bathing suits, and plunge
into the take, but that is a far as
it went. Each wa game, but the one
dive was enough to satisfy.
The Omaha "snow birds" had held
their first and laat open air session.
One of the party says it took him
two hour to get nil feet warm again.
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