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AMERICA’S GOOD WORKS
An Antidote to the ‘‘Graft” Stories—America
Not a “Materialistic and Corrupt Nation,”
as European Critics Claim.
By William Thorp.
If communication could be estab
lished with Mars and a big bundle
of American newspapers and maga
zines sent up there, the intelligent
Martians, reading them, might well
•Why these people must be rotten
to the core'”
The harsh judgment would be par
donable, for the Martians would
come across ‘‘graft” stories by the
dozen and the score—stories of
a,aft” in politics, ‘'graft” in busi
ness, “graft” in industry, “graft”
everywhere. No doubt the searchlight
of publicity is desirable and necessary,
but a searchlight blinds the eye to
i verything except the object upon
which it is directed. And there is a
great deal in America besides “graft.”
Why not look, for once, upon the
bright side of the shield?
tailed “Materialistic and Corrupt.’’
“A materialistic and corrupt na
tion.” That was how America was
summed up the other day by a writer
in the "Saturday Review,” most anti-
American of all English periodicals.
Materialistic? No people on earth
do more, or stand ready to do more,
for good works that are not material.
I.et a man bring forward any scheme
for the uplifting of his kind and
demonstrate its claim to public sup
port, and he will. get the money and
help he needs more readily in Amer
ica than anywhere else. No people
on earth spend anything like so much
money as the Americans do for chari
ties, education,, hospitals, parks, libra
ries, churches and other good works.
A Cathedral Without Rival.
Materialistic? The most striking
protest against materialism in the
world to-day is being made in Amer
ica. It is the erection of the Cathe
dral of St. John the Divine in New
York city—“the largest religious edi
fice to be started since the middle ages,
when thousands of zealots worked their
lives away rearing Europe’s famous ca
No other modern people has had
the splendid audacity to plan and
start a work that in time will bear
comparison with the mighty fanes
of Rouen, Ely and Cologne. So-call
ed cathedrals are being run up all over
the world, but they are merely glori
fied churches. This is to be a real
cathedral of the old kind. It will
probably take two or three genera
tions to build, at a cost of anywhere
from fifty to seveny-flve millions;
but after every other building in New
York has been replaced, it will stand
Spends Wealth Nobly.
The American millionaire may
make his money in materialistic ways,
but he spends it nobly. During 1903
eighteen Americans gave a total of
more than $63,860,000 for educational,
benevolent and religious purposes.
Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rocke
feller gave the most, the former $15,-
878,500 and the latter $11,990,667. The
biggest single gift was Mr. Rocke
feller's $7,000,000 for a post-graduate
medical college and hospital in Chi
cago. The total of the gifts and be
tiuests of sums above $5,000 during
last year exceeded $85,000,000. They
were for an infinite variety of educa
tional and benevolent institutions
throughout the country, and, with few
exceptions, the donors bestowed the
money wisely and found out some
new thing that needed doing. In most
cases the charity was confined to
America; but, besides Mr. Carnegie’s
foreign gifts, John D. Rockefeller
gave $500,000 for archaeological re
search in Egypt and Babylonia, and
Henry Phipps of New York gave
large sums for the benefit of the
teeming millions of British India.
Millions for Rood Works.
The vast sums given by the multi
millionaires are, however, only a drop
in the bucket of money that America
spends for great and good works.
3he states and the cities pour out
hundreds of millions for schools,
parks, playgrounds, hospitals and
other beneficient institutions. Since
it became “Greater New York” the
metropolis has spent the round total
of $158,000,000 on education, the
beautification of the city, philan
thropy and public health. Park prop
erty worth about six hundred millions
of dollars is owned by the fifteen
cities of New York, Chicago, Phila
delphia, St. Louis, Boston, Baltimore,
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, New
Orleans, Detroit, Milwaukee and
Washington. The maintenance and
development of these parks costs over
Lend. the World In Libraries.
The American cities are leading the
world to-day in expenditure for pub
lic libraries. In this work they are,
of course, greatly helped by Mr. Car
negie. In 1903 he gave $3,788,500 for
new libraries in Philadelphia, Wash
ington, D. C., and other cities. In
addition, fifty Carnegie libraries are
being built in New York city at a
cost of $5,200,000, while a magnificent
new home is being erected for the
oew York Public Library at a cost
of $5,000,000. The Leland Stanford
University received $2,000,000 last
year for anew library, and other col
leges got large giftß for the improve
ment of their libraries. Altogether, it
is safe to say that at least $50,000,000
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is being spent at present in America
to create new libraries and improve
old ones. The cost of maintaining
America’s libraries is nearly $12,000,-
Ranks With Royal Library.
America has not yet got the finest
library in the world, but it will be sur
prising if she does not have it within a
generation. Already the Congressional
Library at Washington ties with the
Royal Library at Berlin for fourth
place among the libraries of the world
in number of volumes. The Bibli
otheque National, the British Museum
and the Imperial Library at St. Pe
tersburg surpass it. Harvard Univer
sity comes fifth on the list, having
more volumes than any other univer
sity in the world. The famous Bod
leian at Oxford has only 550,000 to
Harvard’s 910,000. Four great libraries
are available for New York city—the
New York Public Library, the
New York City Library, Columbia
University Library and the Mercantile
Library. Together they have over 1,-
700,000 volumes—a total exceeded only
by the Bibliotheque National and the
The World's Finest Hospital.
If America has not yet got the best
library in the world, she can lay claim
to the best hospital. That is the ver
dict of Sir Felix Semon, who is one
of the best authorities on the subject.
He has worked and studied in the best
hospitals in London, Berlin, Vienna and
Paris, but when he inspected the
Mount Sinai Hospital, in New YoTk
city, during his recent visit to America,
“That is unquestionably the finest
hospital in the world. There is none
to equal it in London, which prides it
self on its hospitals above everything
else. The buildings are better adapt
ed for hospital purposes than any that
I have seen, and the equipment is
magnificent. You give to the poor pa
tients luxuries and medical comforts
which the rich cannot purchase in
London. It is all magnificent—wonder
ful! There is nothing like it any
Relief for Homan Suffering.
Foreign visitors to America some
times say that the struggle for suc
cess is keener and more cruel here
than anywhere else—that life is a
strenuous race with “each man for
himself, and the devil take the hind
most.” But there is no country on
earth where the man who is “down
and out” is more carefully and kindly
looked after. Paupers dependent upon
the municipalities are far better treat
ed in America than in any European
country, and their cost to the tax
payers per head is much higher. They
have all the comforts they need to
make life endurable, and they are
even given a good many luxuries that
would make the Old World Bumbles
lift up their hands in horror. Yet the
number of paupers in the United
States is comparatively small when
compared with that of European
countries. According to the last re
turns, they numbered 73,045, of whom
58.44 per cent, were of foreign ex
traction. Great Britain, with not much
more than half the population, has
considerably over 900,000 paupers.
Great Systems of Charity.
European cities have built up great
systems of public and private philan
thropy but they cannot compare in
the number and variety of their char
itable institutions with New York,
Chicago, Philadelphia and other great
centers of population in this country.
The directory of the New York Char
ity Organization Society lists no
fewer than 3,171 of slch institutions
working in Greater New York alone.
There is hardly a form of human
suffering which is not covered by one
or other of these beneficent agencies.
There are destitute persons in Ameri
can cities, of course; occasionally the
newspapers even record a death from
starvation or a suicide from the utter
despair of poverty. But such cases
can occur only from ignorance of
where to apply for relief or from
pride that refuses to take it when it
is freely offered.
Will Soon Lead in Art.
"Materialistic” America bids fair to
lead the world pretty soon In institu
tions devoted to science and art. The
Smithsonian is one of the finest mu
seums In the world, and the American
Museum of National History is al
ready the largest natural history mu
seum in existence, and is to be made
four times larger than it is at present.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
cannot yet compare with the best
galleries of Europe, but it may do
so when the late Jacob S. Rogers’ be
quest of $6,000,000 has been wisely
“Yes, you can buy objects of art,
for you have the money; but you can
not produce them,” the disgruntled
European rrfay say. Such is not, how
ever, the opinion of a famous Euro
pean sculptor who has done great
work in America, Fernando Miranda.
Speaking of the growth of taste In
art in recent yetars in this country, he
"The time is coming when America
will lead in art of all sorts as well as
in its vast material achievements.
AJid when American art shall be de
veloped, it will be broad, virile, as
piring in greater degree than the art
of any of the older nations. It will
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be typical of the greatest nation that
has ever existed.”
Spends Mere Than Any Nation.
America spends infinitely more for
education, benevolence, libraries,
churches, parks, the advancement of
science and art, and for all humaniz
ing and uplifting agencies than does
any European nation. “Money again!
You always talk of money!" an Euro
pean might protest. But it is the only
available means of comparison and
there is every reason to believe that
the money is as well spent here as on
the other side of the water. It is pro
ducing results at least as good. Amer
ica is turning out professors, scientists,
doctors, surgeons and other great and
good workers for the benefit of man
kind who can compare with any in the
Old World. Oxford University was
glad to give its leading professorship
in medicine to an American physician
the other day, and Americans hold
several of the highest positions in Ger
Rich Americans Open Givers.
There are plenty of rich Americans
who are giving themselves, as well as
their mqney, to the cause of the poor.
A typical case is that of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Huniter, worth over $10,000,-
(’OO, who have just left their luxurious
mansion on Madison avenue and set
tled down in a tiny house in the heart
of the worst slum district in New York.
They intend to devote their lives to
dwelling and working among the peo
ple of the tenements.
The old sneer at “sordid, materialis
tic” America is out of date. It will
soon be necessary to “bring in the New
World to redress the balance of the
Old” in all things that are lovely and
of good report. As for the insistent
“graft” scandals, there is nothing new
in them. They are hardy perennials.
There are no more of them than there
used to be, but the increasing tender
ness of the public conscience makes
It worth the while of newspapers and
magazines to dig them up.
“Who can doubt the secret hid
Under Cheops’ pyramid.
Is that the contractor did
Cheops out of several millions?”
Who can doubt that there is plenty
of “graft” in Europe without the
searchlight of publicity to show it up?
ONE OF THE ROTHCHILDS
IN WALL STREET.
Came to Tills Country to Study
New York, Dec. 10.—Wall street takes
considerable interest in anew member
of the clerical force of the banking
house of August Belmont & Cos. He
is Baron de Rothschild, younger son
of Baron Albert de Rothschild, head
of the Vienna branch of the family of
financiers, who is here to study Ameri
can banking methods.
Attired in a neat dark business suit,
Baron de Rothschild, after having
breakfasted In his apartments at the
Waldorf-Astoria, arrives .in Nassau
street promptly at 10 o’clock. Taking
possession of his desk, which is in the
front office of the banking house, near
or.e of the windows looking out on
Cetfar street, the new clerk at once
applies himself to his duties. After
working steadily for two and a half
hours he changes his coat ahd
goes out to luncheon with a friend.
After attending to English corre
spondence for a few days, the Baron
will try his hand at bookkeeping, and
then will gain business experience in
every department of the banking
house. His duties will extend over a
period of three months.
A CHURCH IN'PARIS FOR
AUTHOR OF “SIMPLE LIFE”
Proposed by the Ameriean Admirers
of Her. Charles Wagner.
New York, Dec. 10.—Friends of the
simple life in this country may short
ly form a committee for the purpose
of raising a fund to build a church in
Paris for the Rev. Charles Wagner.
The idea was mentioned in a tenta
tive way at a dinner last Monday night
at the Union League Club by Robert
C. Ogden. The proposal was made
by John Wanamaker. who had visited
Mr. Wagner in Paris.
So far nothing definite has been done,
although it is understood much inter
est has been aroused among the
friends of the Alßatlan clergyman in
The services which Mr. Wagner con
ducts the held in a modest house In
Paris, and a movement has been start
ed In France to provide for him a
larger edifice. It Is thought a suitable
place can be built tor $150,000.
Assurances have been received from
Levi P. Morton, who attends the serv
ices which the author of the “Simple
Life” holds in Paris, that he will be
glad to aid in the project.
Mr. Wanamaker says that the pres
ent house of worship occupied by Mr.
Wagner is not large enough to accom
modate the many who are eager to
hear his teachings.
—George Thels, a rich cattleman of
Ashland. Kan., has just been married
for the third time to the same woman
and haa left with his bride to spend
the winter in Mexico and Cuba.
Divorce speedily followed each of the
other unions, the lady securing total
alltnony amounting to ICO.OOO, besides
a voluntary contribution of 120.W10 fol
lowing the second separation.
—"Ed” Hoch, governor elect of
Kansas, owns and edits the Marion
Record, in a late Issue of which ap
pears this mixture of hope and doubt;
‘‘We’ve been thinking that among the
uwuntleea closet a In Iks governor’s
‘mansion maybe there may tie one,
just one. which a mao, a mare man,
msy have all of M. yaa, all of R, for
his own use Htyyr though W*
FAMOUS OLD CHIEF
NOW WRINKLED AND BENT.
ONCE THE MOST DREADED OF REl>
Thirty Years Ago He W’lelded the
Power of a Monarch in Arizona
and New Mrilcut Now n Tottering
Old Man Who Spends Hla Time
Between Ilia Wigwam and Ills
Little Garden at Fort Sill, Living
on the Chnrity of the Government
He Once Detied.
Washington, Dec. 10.—Geronlmo ts
growing old Geronimo. once the terror
of Arizona and New Mexico, once the
most dreaded of all redskinned outlaws
of the Southwest, is wrinkled and bent
with age. His once strong frame now
trembles as he totters to and fro be
tween his wigwam and his garden. The
hearts which once were chilled by the
mere mention of his name now pity
him. Geronimo, the mighty, has fall
en, and with his passing there will be
written the final chapter In one of the
most vivid of real American dramas.
There is something of peculiar inter
est in the fading of this old Apache
renegade. He is one of the rare and
picturesque milestones which mark the
evolution and Inevitable domination of
the “pale-face.” Thirty years ago he
wielded the power of a monarch. His
domination at that time was only lim
ited by his range of vision. His in
fluence was paramount and supreme
among the members of that wild Apa
che nation. To-day he lives upon the
charity of the government he once de
fied, robbed of all courage and ambi
tion, weak both in body and In spirit.
The eyes which once flashed fire in the
face of marching thousands, now
wander listlessly among the cabbages
and the turnips and the peas which
owe their being to his handiwork. The
hands which were so quick with a rifle,
now falter as they guide the hoe.
Truly, there is pathos in this picture.
Last week a stranger went to Fort
Sill, a man about 50, his hair tinged
“Where Is old Geronimo?" he asked
of an officer.
“There he is, working In his garden,"
was the reply. The stranger approach
ed the garden, and the officer, curi
ous, stepped back in the shade to
watch them. He saw Geronimo as he
looked up at the Intruder. He saw
the form of the old chieftain straighten
almost to its hight of years ago. He
saw the listless eyes brighten, and
grow larger and larger In wonderment.
The hoe dropped In the furrow.
A Memory of Ojo Caliente.
“I know you; I know you,” Geroni
mo repeated, and then, putting out his
trembling hand, he added, "Howdy,
Maj. Clum. I no see you for thirty
years, at Ojo Caliente. I remember.”
The stranger was Mr. Jonn P. Clum,
now a postoffice Inspector, but former
ly agent at the San Carlos Indian res
ervation, New Mexico. He, It was,
who effected the only capture of Ge
ronimo. The renegade surrendered
several times, but was only captured
once. Mr. Clum spent the afternoon
with the old warrior, and in the even
ing told your correspondent the story
of that single capture. Asa record of
adventure It rivals fantastic fiction:
“I first met Geronimo,” said Mr.
Clum, “June 4, 1876, at Apache Pass,
In the Chlracahua mountains. He and
his band of marauders had been killing
settlers and pillaging homes along the
Rio San Redro, and the entire South
west country was perturbed. The
band took refuge in the mountains and
in May, 1876, I was ordered to proceed
to their stronghold and bring the In
dians to the San Carlos reservation,
of which I had charge. Accompanied
by a small bodyguard, I reached the
camp of Geronimo without Incident,
and had a long talk with tho chiefs. In
which they all consented to remove to
San Carlos. They asked for a little
time In which to bring In their women
and children. This was granted.
Became a Renegade.
“That very night Geronimo had all
the dogs In camp killed, abandoned his
surplus camp equippage and provi
sions, and set out for his old home In
Mexico. From that date Geronimo
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was branded as a renegade. Gen.
Kautz, commanding the Department
of Arizona, was at Fort Bowie at the
time. I informed him of Geronimo’s
movements and requested that the col
umn of cavalry stationed In the San
Simon valley be ordered to take up the
trail of the fleeing Indians and ad
minister proper chastisement to them.
Three troops of cavalry and one com
pany of Indian scouts, under Maj. Mor
row, started next day in pursuit of
Geronimo, but failed to overtake him.
From that time —June, 1876—until Ap
ril, 1877, this Indian and his followers
were constantly depredating through
Southeastern Arizona, Southwestern
New Mexico, and Sonora, in Old Mex
“The troops and scouts failed to
cheek his career. Stock stolen on these
raids were traded off at the small
towns on the Rio Grande, and the
renegades were wealthy and happy.
Evidently wearied with the military
activity, Mr. Smith, the Commissioner
of Indian Affairs In Washington, wired
me to take my Indian police and effect
a capture of Geronimo and his out
laws. I was ordered to sieze all stolen
property and restore It to the rightful
owners and lock the thieving rene
gades in the guardhouse at San Carlos
on charges of murder and robbery. I
was instructed to call upon the mili
tary for aid should I need it. Here be
gan one of the most exciting and Im
portant movements of the Apache cam
"In the latter part of March, 1877, I
left San Carlos with 120 Indian police,
armed with needle-guns and a goodly
supply of ammunition. Ojo Caliente,
where the Indians were supposed to be
camping, was 350 miles from San Car
los, and my little army had to make
the Journey on foot. In New Mexico,
Gen. Hatch, department commander,
had ordered eight companies Into the
field to co-operate with me in the pro
tection of settlements should serious
trouble occur. All along the route we
were Informed that the main body of
the renegades were In the mountains
near Ojo Caliente, about 400 strong,
well-armed and desperate, and wait
ing to greet us In the most enthusiastic
manner. This managed to keep up the
Interest during the march.
“At Fort Bayard I arranged to meet
Maj. Wade, commanding the troops In
the field, at Ojo Caliente. With my
police I marched cautiously to within
ten miles of the agency, and then se
lecting a bodyguard of twenty-five, I
rode Into the agency Itself Just before
sundown, on tthe evening of the day
agreed upon with Maj. Wade. To my
chagrin I received a dispatch from him
stating that he was delayed and that
he would not be able to reach the
agency until three days later.
A Finn of Capture.
“I determined not to wait for the
military and soon learned .that Geron
imo was camped about three miles to
the westward and that hlB force con
sisted of about 700 men and 'a number
of boys and old squaws, who, by the
way, are much more liable to precipi
tate a fight than the men. I decided
that I must act at once without rein
forcements, if the purpose of my ex
pedition was to be accomplished. To
effect the arrest of the renegade I
adopted a bit of strategy which work
ed so perfectly that 1 have been proud
of It ever since. The renegades had
watched my arrival, having learned
that some Indian scouts were coming
from Arizona for some purpose. They
had not discovered the main body of
police which I had left ten miles back
In the mountains. That they thought
my entire force cohslsted of the body
guard of twenty-five who accompanied
me to the agency I felt convinced.
"Accordingly, soon after dark, the
renegades having retired to their camp,
I dispatch a messenger to Bdauford,
my chief of police, who was in charge
of the reserve, with orders to march to
the agency before daylight the next
day. About 4 o’clock In the morning
of April 21, Ilcauford arrived at the
agency with the reserve police, about
100 strong. These were safely quarter
ed in a large vacant commissary build
ing about 100 yards south of the agency
building and on a line with It.
“Boon after daylight 1 sent word to
Geronimo that I would like to have
a talk with him nt the agency. He
came up at once with his entire force,
and a desperate, defiant group they
were, adorned with feathers, their feat
ures hideous with war paint, arid equip
ped to the teeth’ with with needle
guns, shotguns, six-shooter*, bow* snd
arrows, butcher knives, lances and
diver* other kinds of weapons. A *ror*
of troublesome squaws were tagging
on behind this grotesque procession. I
collected the renegades on the pat ode
ground, which was directly in front of
the vaignt commissary building Every
man In my command had hi* gun load
ad and forty rout’d* of aanmunltltm
in his h*lL 1 stood on (be potcb in
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gle file, five p'aces apart, and form a
skirmish in the south, east 'and north
of the psrude ground, which, with the
line already formed by the bodyguard,
would completely surround the na
Htilldoml the tin ml.
‘'The renegades were gathered in a
solid group in front of me, as was
their custom on such occasions, their
worst men—Just the men I wanted—
being pressed so close to me that I
cotfld have touched any of them with
out moving my [tosltlon. They knew
that the Immediate presence of such
notoriously desperate characters, fully
armed and hideous in warpaint, was
anything but reassuring to a ’paleface.’
When all was ready I told Geronimo
that I had come a long way to have
a talk with him and his people; that
I had matters of Importance to speak
of, but If my words were observed
with caution no serious harm would
result to them. To this he replied
with a haughty Indifference to the ef
fect that if I ’observed proper caution
no harm would come to’ me.
“The anxious moment had arrived.
I wondered what they would do when
they saw my reserves file out; whether
they would submit peacefully or
whether the next moment would wit
ness a hand-to-hand struggle to the
death between these reckless rene
gades and my police, the bravest and
best fighters In the whole Apache na
tion. On both sides were the most
desperate of men; the slightest cause
might change the history of the day.
“The signal was given; the door of
the commissary building was opened;
one by one my police appeared on the
dead run and took a course that led
to the Indicated skirmish line, with
arms ready for Instant action. The
renegades observed the appearance of
the first dozen with an expression
which implied that they didn’t care for
a dozen more or less. But by the time
a score or more had passed the com
missary portal they grew nervous and
began to move about so as to occupy
more space and give room for action.
Then a number moved slowly towards
the gulch. They were ordered back,
but did not heed the command. At
that Ynoment my chief of police, who
was a large, powerful man an an ex
perienced fighter, threw up his gun
and drew a bead on the foremost In
dian moving towards the gulch.
The Apaches Corralled.
“Intead of the report of the rifle we
heard one of those terrific yells and a
heavy squaw sprang upon my chief of
police, threw her arms about his
shoulders and hung upon him in such
a manner aft to draw the muzzle of
his gun nearly to the ground. The
brawny scout gave one look of
amazement and disgust, then with one
sweep of his great, right arm he sent
the squaw sprawling ten feet from
him, and again his gun went up. This
time a dozen of the police followed his
example, but before a shot was fired
one of the leaders of the renegade*
called out and the retreating Indians
returned. By this time my police were
all out of the building, the skirmish
line was completed, the renegades
were outwitted and outnumbered
and were virtually our prisoners.
“During the moments thus occu
pied, I had not forgotten to observe
each expression of Geronimo’s face. A
trusty six-shooter, concealed In a
large pocket had been held upon the
renegade constantly, and In case of
open hostilities a shot from the pock
et was among the surprloes I had
prepared for the wily outlaw. I then
insisted that the chiefs lay aside their
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jected, but we had the advantage. I
took his gun, which Is stlli in my
possession—a much-prised trophy of
“I mustered up all the sarcasm I
could command under the circum
stances, and smiled as I talked to
him. I mentioned our former meet
ing, when he killed all the dogs in
camp and made his escape, after
promising to come Into tho reserva
tion at San Carlos. He explained that
he meant to come back, but got so
far away that he dared not return. I
told him that this time, In order to
prevent a recurrence of that action,
I Intended to place him under the
watchful care of my police.
"Geronimo was sitting directly In
front of me. He looked at me steadi
ly, fiercely, but 1 did not move. Watch
ing him closely, I Informed him that
he would have to go to the gifard
house, and to further Impress him I
added that he would have to go ‘lm
mediately.’ He sprang to his feet at
once, and the picture Is one that I
shall never forget. He stood six feet
In his moccasins, erect as a mountain
plno, every outline of his graceful and
perfect form Indicative of the strength
and endurance for which he was Justly
noted. Hlh straight, ebon locks fell to
his hips, his high cheek bones, his an
gular nose, his keen, flashing, black
eyes, his proud and graceful carriage
made him a model of his rtice, tho most
perfeot type of Apache X have ever
seen. I can scarcely realize that this
old gardener Is the Geronimo of 1877.
There he stood, —Geronimo tho rene
gade, a form that commanded atten
tion, a name and a character dreaded
by all. His eye burned luridly under
the excitement of the moment and his
form quivered with unsuppressed an
ger. He was halting between two pur
poses: Either to draw his knife, his
sole remaining weapon, cut right and
left and die lighting, or to surrender.
"My police were not sVow in dis
cerning his thoughts, and as quickly
as thought Itself one of them sprang
forward and snatched the knife from
the renegade's belt. At the same In
stant a. half-dozen guns were leveled
upon him, and the first and only real
capture of Geronimo was completed.
He was conveyed to the guardhouse
and heavily Ironed. Seven other rene
gades were also Ironed and the entire
band was marched back to San Carlos,
where they were still confined when I
resigned my oommlsslon in July, 1877.
The years have curbed the temper and
weakened tho arm of the old chieftain;
he is now 84 or 85 years old, and must
soon go to the ‘happy hunting grounds.*
But Geronimo will live forever as a
figure in American history.”
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