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JOBKKT Mi M KEN,
ATTORXEY AT LAW,"
Office on Bridge street, in the room formerly
occupied by Ezra i. I'arl er, Esq.
JF. 0. LOMJ. rai ling in Spruce II ill
township, offers his services to the citi
ifin of Juniata county as Auctioneer and
Vendue Crii-r. t'liurges moderate. Satis
faction warranted. janiO-Sra
Offers his services to the citizens of Juni
ata county as Auctioneer and V udue Crier.
Charges, from two to tea dollar... Satisfac
tion warranted. nov3, 'O'J
. H. H. SNYDER, Perrysville, Pa ,
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ata and adjoining counties, as Auctioneer.
Charges niolcraie. For satisfaction give the
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Uoyal, Juniata Co., Pa.
Feb 7. '72-1 y
duTt. c. ruxdTo,
PATTERSON, PENS' A.
August 18, 18V9-tf.
- THOMAS A. ELDER, M. 1).,
Physician and Surgeon, "
Office hours 9 A. M. to S P. M. Office in
Iielford'a building, two doors above the Sen
tinel office. Bridge street. aug8-tf
f bTga 11 V Ell, 7
Homeopathic Physician anil Surgeon,
Having located in the borough of Thompson
town, offers Iiis professional services to the
citizens of that place and vicinity.
Okfick In the room recently occupied by
Dr. Sorg. f Jnne 12, "72-tf
HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN' & SURGEON
Having permanentltulncated in tha bcrotigh
of MifHiptown, offers hie professional services
to tha citizens of this place and surrounding
Office on Main street, over Dcidler's Drug
St- aug IS lSo!-lf
Dr. E. A. Simpson "
Treats all forms of disease, and may be con
sulted as follows: At liis oflice in Liverpool
Pa., every SATURDAY and MONDAY ap
pointments can be cada for other days.
Beirt'all on or address
DU. K. A. SIMTSOX.
dec" Liverpool. Perry Co., Pa.
mew Dttu Mom
IX PEllltYSVI LLK.
DR. J. J. APPLEBAUGH has established
a Drug and Prescription Store in the
above-named place, and keeps a general as
DRUGS AXD MED1CIXFS,
Also all other articles usually kept in estab
lishments of this kind.
Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (first-class), Xotions, etc., etc.
jiayThe Doctor gives advice free
JEST CIGARS IN TOWN
Two for 5 cents. Also, the Freshest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the Sweetest Cider, the
Finest Domestic Wines, and, in short, any
thing you may wish in tha
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
so that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in the interior ' f the State.
June 1, 1870-ly ,
Rally to the Place where you can buy
your Wall Paper Cheap.
f PHE undersigned takes this method of in
X forming the public that he has just re
ceived at his residence en Third Street, Mtf
flintown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER than can be purchased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing to save money, are
invited to call an examine his stock and
hear his prices befere going elsewhere.
caLarge supply constantly on hand.
6 SIMON BASOM.
COAL, Lumber, Kish, Salt, and all kinds
of Merchandise for sale. Chestnut Oak
Dark, Railroad Ties, all kinds of Grain and
Seeds bought at the highest market prices in
cash or exchanged for merchandise, coal,
lumber, tc, to suit customers. I am pre
pared to furnish to builders bills of lumber
just a wanted and on short notice, of ei'ber
oak or yellow pine lumber.
NOIH II ERTZLER.
Port Royal, Juniata Co., 1'a.
INSTANTANEOUS RELIEF AND SOUND,
Guaranteed br using my
Instant Relief for the Asthma.
It acts instantly, relieving the paroxysm
immediately, and enabling the patient to lie
down and sleep. I suffered from this dis
ease twelve years, but suffer no more, and
work and sleep as well as niy n. arrau
ted to relieve ia the worst case. Sent by
mail on receipt if price, oue dollar per box ;
ask your Druggist for i.
C1IAS. B. IICRST.
rtoi'H F.STER, BkaVEbCo., Ta.
All kinds of Job Work noatly executed.
B. F. SCIMVEIEK,
VOLUME XXVII, NO. 19
Crystal Palace. crystal Palace.
Stock of fioods
IX THE COUXTY,
To Offer to the Public
VERY 1.0WI1ST PRICES,
Just Received from Eastern
Seeing Tlirni will Guarantee Yon
SHELLEY & STAMBAUGU.
Ef CRYSTAL PALACE BUILDING,
MIF FLINTO WN, FA.
April 16, 1873.
NEW DRUG STORE.
BANKS & HAMLIN,
Main Street, Mifflintoicn, Pa.
DRCCS M BEDiniES,
Chemicals, Dye Stuff,
Tutty, Coal Oil,
Infants Brushes. Soaps,
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
Hair Oil. Tobacco,
Cigars, Jiotious, I
LARGE VARIETY OF
selected with great care, and warranted from
Vurest of WISES AND LIQUORS forMedi-
.oo!s and Alices.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
New Shop in J23iiitown.
THE subscriber brgs leave to inform the
citizens of Mitflintown, Tatterson and
vicinity that he has opened a Boot and Shoe
Shop, for the present, in the room occupied
by N. E. Litt efield's Tin Shop, on Bridge
street. Mifflintown, whera he is prepared to
manufacture all kinds of ,
in the most substantial manner, and at the
lowest prices. I, Repairing promptly at
A liberal share of public patronage is soli
cited, and satisfaction guaranteed.
A. B. FASICK.
May 29, 1872-tf
Boot and Shoe Shop.
TIIE undersigned, fashionable Boot H
and Shoemaker, hereby respectful- l
ly informs the public that he has located
in the borough of Patterson, where he is pre
pared to accommodate the most fastidious in
Gents' Fine and Coarse Boots,
CIIILDIl&WS WEAR. d C, JLC.
Also, mendinir done in the neatest manner
and upon the shortest notice. A liberal
share of public patronage is respectfully
solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
jejy Shop located on the east side of Tub
carora street, one door south of Main street,
nearly opposite Laird & Bell's store.
J. W. DEAX.
March 8. 1872
NEW BOOT 4 SHOE SHOP
In Kevin's New Suildin; on
BItlDfJK STREET, MIFFLINTOWN.
'V HE undersigned, late of the firm of Fa
1 sick & Sortb, would respectfully an
nounce to the public thatTie has opened a
Boot and Shoe Shop in Major Nevin'a New
Building, on Bridge street, MilBiutown, and
is prepared to manufacture, of the best ma
terial, all kinds of
BOOTS, SHOES AND GAITERS,
GENTS', LADIES AND CHILDREN.
He aleo keeps on hand a large and well
selected stock of .
of all kinds, for men, women and children.
ALL WORK WARBANTEII.
filvo me a call, for I feel confident that I
can furnish you with any kind of work you :
Repairing done neatly and at reason
able rates. .
May 31, IS2.
V LAI.S r)lt VrinHnS nM"7
E"-I'll ESC II 11 T1U.S compounaeu wnu.noi a utoseeu iiioumiui ui auci nm
g"t esre. ma!6 72-ly I yon gpt lhjs n;gut
'Tis a' curious fact as ever was known
But often ia human nature shows,
Alike in castle and cottage
That pride, like pigs of a certain brood,
Will manage to live and thrive on food
As poor as a pauper's pottage!
Of all th notable things of earth.
The queerest thing is the pride of birth
Among our "fierce democracy!"
A bride across a hundred years.
Without a prop to save it from sneers
Xot even a couple of rotten piers
A thing a laughter, flings and jeers
Is American aristocracy!
Depend upon it, my snobbish friend,
Your family thread you cant ascend,
Without good reason to apprehend
You may find it waxed at the other end
By some plebean occupation ;
Or worse than that, your boasted line
May end in a loop of stronger twine.
That plagued some worthy relation.
Because you flourish in worldly affairs,
Don't be haughty and put on airs,
j With insolent pride of station,
Don't be proud and turn up your nose
At poorer people in plainer clothes ;
j But learn for the sake of your mind's repose,
; That all proud flosh wherever it goes
I Is suhject to irritation.
The Bound Boy.
"I dou't caro !" gobbed Julius Kiigs
ley. "You're real mean so you are !''
And lie threw himself down on a pile
of disjointed kindling wood, in a parox
ysm of childish rage."
'Is that the way to talk to me ) an
... , , mr t , . . .
grily demanded Mrs. Parley, bestowing
.... . , ... . a
a cordially eiven box on either side of
the doomed young victim's head, "aud
you'r nothing on earth bnt a bound toy i
I lia'nt no patience with you and Job
litmself wouldn't have."
"Geutly, mother gently. What's the
matter now ?" demanded Farmer Parley
cautiously thrusting his sunburnt fchock
of hair into the woodshed door.
Matter!' echoed Mrs. Parley. 'Why
just look here. Them wheels off the old
wheel barrow hysted np to the ruff, with
the second hand harness you bought o'
Pencon Silsbnry, and the strips for the
new rag carpet and all the wood tum
bled down higgledy piggledy, to make
room fur it. And the hens ain't fed, and
the cows ain't gone after and there
ain't Juotliin' done that ought to be. I
tell you I ha'nt no patience with his ex
periment and bis tricts. Get up Julius,
this minute, and go for the cows ; and
ii j .i.r..i r ...:ti
Julius Kings'ey obeyed sulkily, and
ilh down dropping head, lie was a
j Wight looking boy of about thirteen,
with dark gray eyes and thick brown
! hair, which hung over a low square fore
1 head ; and as he walked he clenched his
boj idh hands, uutil the nails indented
the flesh in crescent shaped marks.
"I won't stand it !" muttered Julius to
himself. "They've no business to treat
And then the wrathful mood subsided
in some degree, as he remembered the
many deeds of kindness he had received
from both Mr. aud Mrs. Tarley the care
in sickness, the neatly mended clothes,
the many little tokens of watchfulness
so new and grateful to the orphan boy ;
and little Alice, too, who trotted .at his
heels when he went to gather apples in
the orchard, and thought of the wooden
toys his ingenious jack knife furnished
the most marvellous of creation.
I suppose I am a trial sighed Julius
'but she needn't have torn all my macbin
ery down ; and then to box my ears,
It was rather a derogatory process to
the hoyis l dignity of thirteen.
You aiu't in earnest about his supper,
mother J" said Farmer Parley, as they
sat down to the well spread and evening
Yes, I be. Have some quince sass,
'Remember, he's a growin boy," plead
ed her husband.
"I can't help that ; he's got to iearn
to behave himself. There ain't no other
way of managin' him. It waa only yes-
) ! terday he blowed the top off my best
prescrvin' can, to show Alice how a
steamboat woiked ; and" last week, I
most got poisoned with a bottle o' some
stuff he'd tucked away on a shelf, that I
took for vinegar."
"Sulphuric acid, mother," said little
Alice, "It was too"
"I don't care what it was for," inter
rupted the farmer' wife. "Jnlius can
behave well enough when he's a mind to
and he's got to."'
And the farmer knew from the way
his wife compressed her lips together,
that she was in unmitigated earnest.
Julius Kingsley went supperless to his
room, bnt before he had begun to nndress
a soft knock came to his door and Alice's
voice whispered :
"What is it ?"
Open the door. I've got a piece of
peach pie" for you, and two rusks, and a
! bowl of milkJ
thb ooasTiTUTioa ths csioa aid the csroaciMiiT or
JUiNlATA COUNTY, PENN'A.,
"But what will your mother gay,
"Sbe's gjne to Mrs. Balgcr's and ebe
thinks I'm in bed, but I got np and
dressed myself. I couldn't leep, Julius,
thinking bow hungry you must be."
And she lies' led down close at the
bound boy's side, as be eagerly devour
ed the supper which she brought htm.
"I was hungry, Alice' said Julius as
he took a long draught of milk, "and
you're a good little thing. I'll do as
much for you some day."
Alice laughed. -
''I don't gel into scrapes like yon Jul
ius." "That's no sign yon never will."
Mrs. Parley, secretly relenting in the
depths of her motherly heart gave Julius
the brownest cakes and the juciest bit of
meat for breakfast, the next morning.
"He'll behave himself now, I guess,"
alie thought ; but in this she was mis
taken . Julius 'did up' his chores in the short
est possible peried of time that afternoon
when Mrs Parley had bettiken herself
to the sewin circle with Alice, and the
fanner was going to the neighboring vil
lage, and applied himself with more zeal
than discretion to the further prosecufcm
of the experiment that had ended so dis
astrously for the preserving can.
'The tea kettle isn't of glass,' thought
Julius, "uud 1 know I can make that
Vain unction to lay to his soul ; for
just as that experiment, whatever it hap-
pennd to be, reached the culminating
point, np tlew the tea kettle from the
stove, tortured by too much caloric, aud
nan" went lue nu riem niiu uie aresser
. cupboard, that held Mrs. Parleys best
I . .1 - 1-1 - 1 - - . . .1 3
set of china,
Julius stood staring aghast at the ruins.
i All i.-j. ..-, 1. ...... .!,:. .l
j . ,. '
th s uew "iron stone set was Mrs. 1 ar
ley's. The teapot lay noiseless and de- J
molislicd before his eyes, three cups
were broken, and the handle was dashed
off from the cream pitcher, while the
knob was clipped ueatly off the sugar
J61ius only paused for one glance at
the general ruin, then he turned aud fled
ingluiimisly from this Waterloo of his
And the next day all Hrii kertou knew
that Farmer Parley's bound toy had run
away, after first demolishing all of Mrs.
Farley's china, out of sheer revenge,
decauc phe had boxed his ears the day
"I always knew that boy wouldu't
come to good," eaid Deacon Joues."
'There was a vicious look in his eyes,'
croaked Miss Laviuda Denham, "and I
only wonder that he didn't set fire to the
house or burn you all iu your beds."
But little Alice cried bitterly, and
treasured more tenderly than ever, a little
goggled eyed doll, with arms out of all
proportion, and feet several degrees lar
ger than bet head, which was the last
wooden exploit Julius had presented to
'I'll never have another bound boy,'
asserted Mrs. Farley.
'Well, well," sighed the farmer, "how
time does slip away from us, to be sure !
Alice is nineteen to-day, and it don't
seem right she tihould be away from us
on her birth day. She's been three
months in the city, uow, wife."
"Yee," said Mrs. Parley, nodding her
head sagely, "aud I don't believe she'll
come home alone either, neither."
"Eh ! ' the farmer opened wide hjs
blue eyes ; 'you dou't s'pose she's en
gaged t lhat Mr. Clinton V
You men are so slow to put two and
two together," eaid Mrs. Farley, with a
conscious smile. "I've suspicioned it
this long while, and Mrs Carter writes
that half the young ladies in Boston are
envying our little country girl. Only
think ! won't it be nice to have our Alice
a rich lady, living in a big house iu Bos
Mr. Parley stared steadfastly at the
Who la he any way ? ' he asked in a
troubled voice. 'She's all the child we've
got, wife. We can't give her to a man
without knowing who, and what be is."
'You need'nt worry," said his wife,
with tbe superior calmness of one who is
posted, ' lie's as steady going as you
be yourself at least, bo Mrs. Carter
writes and he's an inventor, whatever
that may be. Any way, he made a great
fortune out of a patent he's so!d to the
government. Alice won't have to work
all her days as hard as I have done, and
that's one comfort."
And wben Alice's Bby letter, which
implied far more than it told, intimated
that she' was coming home nnder Mr.
Clinton's escort, the old farm house was
duly swept and garnished for the recep
tion of the honored guest. Mrs Parley
put on her best black silk, and the farm
er donned his butternut suit, which seem
ed to him as gorgeous as it had been on
the day he bought it, twenty good years
"I wonder which train they will come
in ," said Mrs. Parley, reflectively. "I
should hate the worst way to have that
MAY 7, 1873.
But such a cat astrCphe was happily
averted, for the travelers arrived as
stormy twilight made the glow of the
great wood fire doubtly grateful. There
was the crunch of wheels in the deep
snow without,, the opening of the door,
and then Alice was in her mother's arms.
In the back ground a tall figure stood
stately and diguified and self contaiued,
with jet black hair aud grave violet eyes
and the farmer made his best bow as
Alice introduced "Mr. Clinton," with a
deep red flush upon his check.
iou must liKe mm very mucu.tatiitr,
tormysake, she said, "because J have skirmishers advanced without molesta-1 ; or(ieri wilh Lieutenant Wright's com
promised to be his wife." ) tion until they arrived at the foot of the pay on tne r;gl,t. . "
When the hospitable meal was over I bluff south of the lava bed, having mean- j The ,attert however h rtot g"of ;nto;
and Mrs. Parley earne in from the kitch- J while signalled to camp that no Indians 1 ilfcm b tfoft ,Ley vm flaukcd ,0 -,j,9
en. putting down thp sleeves that had j were to be found. ; r ;gnt a party of (our:cen ctlierIu4-
been rolled up above her elbow, and ty- j On reaching the bluff the Modocs j an -.Tue crosB fire on Wright's men '
ing on a clean checked apron, Alice ; opened a severe fire, causing the troops j prove(f very demoralizing ftn(j tuey
sprang to her feet. j to seek such shelter as they couM find in 1 broi.e uack e0nivor, leavh.tr their
Mother," she said, with her face all
smiles and dimples, "Mr. Clinton has
brought you a present."
"A present !'' cried Mrs Parley.
"And father must get a hammer and
screw driver and open it very carefully,
for it's china."
"Yes, real China, imported from Can
ton, so transparent that you can look
through it iu the colors of life. Oh, it ia
so beautiful I !
She stood by, gleefully clapped her
hands as the treasures were unpacked,
aud enjoying her mother's delight as the
beautiful fragile things oue by one made
their appearance from countless wrapp
ings of silver paper.
"Uow kind it is of you, Mr. Clinton !''
said Mrs. Farley, looking up with beam
ing eyes. I always did set store by
'Xot kind at all," said the young man
quietly, it Is simply the settlement of a
very old debt.
"Debt !" repeated the farmer's wife,
with puzzled eyes I don't think I fairly
understand you, Mr. Clinton.
He smiled. "It is to replace the set
which I broke, trying experiments twelve
years ago "
Mrs. Farley started, begiuing to have
uncomfortable doubts as to the entire
sanity of her daughter's lover. And
then, as he smiled again, a sudden light
broke in upon her brain.
"I( ain't never" she began and then
'Yes it is mother I" cried Alice, radi
antly. It's Julius your Julius I"
"Whose ears you have boxed deserv
edly so many times," laughed the young
"And he has made his fortune, and he
ia a great man now ; and I always knew
it would be so," went on Alice, flushed
and excited. "And it all came from the
experiments he was always trying."
"Well, I never !" cried Mrs. Parley ;
while the farmer rubbed his spectacles,
and laughed a low chuckling laugh,
which expressed his perfect contentment
better than all the adjectives in Webster's
Dictionary could have done.
Aud the chill December moon shining
through the far off window, beyond the
orbit of the firs, beamed upon no happier
household iu all the land, than gathered
that night round Farmer Parleys' hearth
California lizards are said to Le be
coming alarmingly abundant of late, seme
of them being very deadly. A new
specimen undefined as yet has been sent
to the Smithsonian Institute for inspec
tion. It is straw colored, heavily built,
in length about ten inches, hoad scarlet
and black, tail very short aud thick, yel
low ribbed with black. ' Good specimens
weigh a pound. The tongue is forked
like that of a serpent, and tbe fangs are
very long and thick. They are courage
ous fellows, never running from man,
and when suddenly come upon will band
themselves in a semicircle, give vent to
a loud, angry hiss, and bid defiance to
the intruder. Should a person approach
near enough, they will give an active
spring upward and strike the fangs
sharply and deeply.
Who says that women are not capable
of becoming physicians ? The female
medieal students at Oswego are accused
of stealing a dead body.
An Indiana minister preached for four
churches last year and his patient family
are luxuriating on the $220 that be re
A Pittsburg merchant knows of thir
teen first-eociety ladies who steal his
goods whenever they can get a chance.
True greatness does not consist in do
ing extraordinary things, but in doing
common things from a right motive.
The peculiarity of a Peoria ghost is,
that it nightly steals away with a scuttle
of coal and two sticks of cord wood.
From one grain of wheat, planted
three years ago. a Florida man now has
three acres of grain.
Ilnnroteeted males uvoid a certain
villia in Mam, which contains fifty five
EDITOR AXD rftOPKlLTOK.
WHOLE NUMBER 1365.
THE LAVA BESS.
Another Terrible Battle with the Jfmlotfi. j used effectively against them'. As the
; troops approached the base of the lava
Lav Buds, April S6 A reKnnoi- j beJs abont 19-30. M., our command
tering party, composed of Batteries K j wn3 ;,onght to a xhv
and A, 4th artillery, and Company E, !ea"to take a rest. -12th
infantry, left camp at 7:30 this j The stoiy of the first fire differently'rc
morning. proceeding in a direction known . porte(j . jng MV;ng five or i1x-shotff
to lead to the present stronghold of the ! weru fiyej an(f otliers oniy oXtf . but
Modocs, Capt. K. Thomas, of the 4th ' Tickuor positively sfiteu that. if camo
artillery, being in command A dozen or j from a parf y 0f Iline tu(i jans who occtt
so Warm Spring Indians were expected ! .j a lluff to tlie eaitward 0f where tfie
I to co operate on Captuiu Thomas' left, j
; lue troops hiving formed in line, tne ;
1 be troops hiving formed in line. tHe ;
crevices, chasms, &c. As usnal the foe I
was nnseen. The first position soon be- anl supported by a few of hife non cw
camc untenable, owing to the fact that : missioned officers.
the Indians were able to deliver both a 1 jn tj,e meanlime tfnotBCr small pnrfy
crossre and an enfilading fire, and the of lu(ljaI19 bad obtain a" position to the
position of the troops was so exposed ! Ieft 3nJ opfne,i , ratin!, fire on the two
j that up to the present writing, seven
o clock i'. .M., only two out or the nine i
wounded could reach camp. Lieut, j
Wright, of the 12th infantry, had sought
shelter in a crevice, which was particu
larly open to the Modoc fire. Grave
doubts exist af to their ultimate safety.
As soon as information was received at
headquarters relative to the peril of the
party, troops were at once pushed for-
ward to their rescue. Four Companies
were ordered ont. two of cavalry trora J
this camp and two from Col. Mason's, j
Stretchers for the conveyance of the
wounded were forwarded, but the latter
are now returning without having achiev
ed the object for which they were in
tended. Poor fellows, a bitter cold night
at least is before them. It is barely pos
sible that some of them no longer heed
, the cold or heat
Lava Beds, April 27, 5 P. M. From
a second despatch seut by Col. Green it
appears that there are now collected and
waiting conveyance to camp the bodies
of sixteen men, killed, including Captain
Thomas, Lieutenant Howe, of the 4th
! artillery. Lieutenant Wright, of the 12tb
iufantry, and eight wounded, including
Lieutenant Harris, of the 4th artillery.
These, added to the number of wound-
ed men above ci ed show how large a
per centage of casualties for the email !
number of men engaged.
Some sixty Modocs are armed with
Spencer carbiues and breech-leading mns-
kets. In more than one instance a Mo-
dec has been known to have two or more ;
Spencer rifles, enabling him to keep np 3
rapid fire from his natural or artificial
breastwork of rock.
The surface of the ground in many
places is torn np by volcanic action,
which form crevices, and these are adapt
able to purposes of either hiding or for
points of defeuce.
As a sample of the treachery and cun
ning of the Modocs may not be amiss, I
will state that the portion of Batteries A
and K, 4th artillery, and Company K,
12th infantry, finding themselves in
danger of being outflanked, took shelter
in a hollow epot, affording partial cover.
No sooner had they done so than the In
dians, who knew and commanded every
egress from the cavity at that point, num
bering twenty-one warriors, detached
seven of their number on one side, fonr
teen remaining on the other, and then
opened a cross fire on the poor fellows,
win could not show head or hand with
out certaialy being struck. Very few
escaped injury ; the rest were either
killed or wounded. It is imposible to
ascertain the number of Modocs killed
Yesterday, Captain McKay reported
that his Warm Spring Indians had taken
four scalps. This may be the wholo or
it may be only a portion of the killed,
the Modocs being very caroful to destroy,
as far as possible, all traces of their cas
ualties, carrying their wounded iuto
caves and burning the dead bodies. Their
wounded are supposed to be hidden in
caves ; but few of them have been seen
Justice to the memory of its gallant
dead compels the record of the following
well-authenticated facts : When Captain
Thomas found him.-ielf and bis men sur
rounded by his vindictive foe, true to his
nature as a soldier, be sought to cheer
his soldiers ou to the bitter end, and ob
tain, if possible, life for life, and to sell
heir livrs dearlv. savins'. " Men. we are
surrounded ; we must fight and die like!
men and eoldiers." In his noble efforts j
to sustain the courage of his small com-1
mand, he was nobly seconded by Lien
tenant Howe and Lieutenant Wright.-
After receiving a mortal wound he buried!
hi- AA watch and chain amonS the
rocks. and emptied Iiia rcvoluer umoug
fm nnnmTT licfVkra AvmCP.
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J.AVA UfcD?r Apru -so Lpmi
V V.l, iroroMl The f.m- nnder!
I Tir,m. hi,.h started to recon- i
! nftrft the nosition sunoosed to be held
I by the Modocs, numbered sixty n
men. The object was mainly to find out
' bow the Modoea were situated, whether
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the mortars couM be brought up- and
tr0pj were etatjoned. Mnjhf Thnma
iramediately threw h
;mme1iatelv threvr hia men itXo ekirmih-
.,it,nt iw ; n ,0.,l .lit;..n.
batteries of artillery. It was a firfuf
trapi aft;j tJj- firstjonr shotsJ were only
fireii to jraw ,be troops more directly be-
tween the fire of the Indians on the
right and the left. The route was com
plete, and with the exception of the offi
cers and non-commissioned officers, a ma
jority of whom lay etretc)?et on tt?e
rocka wjtl, life blowd elbing fast atfay,
th. w ffuWOrd wa9 -'taure a
Confused and demoralized a they
wcn. tbe men became an easy prey to
lbe Jlodocs, who, confident in the pro-
tection of their native rocks, shot them
down like so many frightened deer. Oc
casionally news was brought in by the
scared stragglers, exaggerated in the ex
treme, but s ignificant.ef some dire disas
ter. Many of these men, who had deserted
their officers in time of peril, had seen an
hundred Indians all around tfcm. Fear
bad distorted their is?tfrt sod made them
so helpless one of their number was after
ward fonnd dead or? the fn-ld without a
shot. He had been bntchered by knives
and so panic struck that he conld not
lire a shot in his own defence.
There was a mystery about the attack
that nobody appeared to solve, as to how
tbe troopg .,,r0 M completely surprised
; a camp where there were pickets Mid
advanced skirmisher?. It appeared so
strange that a party of sixty-nine men
shonld be almost surrounded by Indians
without their being aware of a sign of
ludi.-ins as far as they could see. This
fact alone will five the nnblie flfi idea of
the nature of the ground on which these
Indians fight and which oar eoldierj have
to contend against.
During the night the Indians were
creeping ihrongh the rocks to scalp and
strip the dead. Soldiers coming" through
Colonel Green's line told htm irhfrc the
remains of Batterries K and A were to
be found. Colonel Green immediately
moved forward his line to the place indi
cated, and there hid in sonn; sttge brush
were the bodies of Major Thomas, Ijn
tenant Howe, Acting Surgeon Simig',
Sergeant Komer and six otlters.
Cal Wright's body !;ty a rit tie to (!-e
left, and on tne light was Lieut. Harri,
severely wotmdtd, and the bodied of
five of his irien, "stripped f;f all their
clothing. Forty-nine were killed and
wounded, ont of a command of sixty
tilLMt.tt'S DESPATCH TO SI1KRMAV.
The following is tbe ofiiciil repnrt of
the surprise and slaughter of Sunday :
Lava Ukds, April 23, IS73.
To Maj. Gen. Sr?iuie't, Sun f'anritai :
On the 27;li inst., M;ijor Green, com
manding the camp on ths west side of
the l.iva bed, ordered Capt. Thomas,
4th infantry, and a party of Warm Spring
Indians, about srr?nly soldiers and four
teen Indians, to make a reconnoisar.ee in
H southeasterly direction to a point about
four miles from camp.
The party h it camp at 12 M-, nnd
reached the designated point, and were
resting No Indians had been seen.
Suddenly the party was fired upon by
Indian, when npon scatching in the lav
chasms the bodies of ('apt. E. Thomas
and Lieut. A. K Hon-e, lih artillery,
and Lient. Thus F. Wright, 12th infant
ry, were found. First Lieutenant Arthur
Cranston, 4;h artillery, has not been
found lie U undoubtedly killed.
Lieut. George M. Harris and Acting
Assistant Surgeon B. Seiming seriously.
tbongh I hope not dangerously wounded,
Thirteen enlisted men were killed and
bavt, been wounded. .
AH the officers and a part of the men
remained together and fought l.ke heroes.
but the Indians had secured the advau;
'S' -of position before being discovered
The remains of tbe officers go to Yreka
to-morrow. The bodies of fonr warriors
; Ii Wn found at or near the scene of
Capt. Mendenhall reports
from Bnrhettsvdle, and is expected to
join on the 30th. The Indians occupy
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a pBll,ou iu mo ito
sontb of their old caves.
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