August Geck Frozen

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August Geck Frozen - ' ' Lost in a Blizzard. ST. £ATIL, March 27,—A...
' ' Lost in a Blizzard. ST. £ATIL, March 27,—A telegram has been received at department headquarters headquarters from Captain C. E. Bennett, Seventeenth Seventeenth Infantry, commanding at Fort Sisseton, D. T., stating that on Monday last Hospital Steward August Geeks left the post for Webster Station, in company company with the stage-driver, and was caught in the blizzard that prevailed on Monday and Tuesday. Hearing no report of their arrival at the stetion; parties were dispatched from Sisseton to seek for them, and after a long and anxious search Steward Geeks was found by Lieutenant Chenoweth about six miles from Webster, wandering wandering on the prairie. He had been exposed exposed to the storm nearly twenty-four nours and was .almost exhausted, liis hands and feet being so badly frozen that amputation will be necessary to save his life. The stage driver has not yet been found, and it is not possible that he has survived the storm unless he fouiid shelter. CHICAGO, March 29.—St. Paul and

Clipped from The Weekly Wisconsin05 Apr 1882, WedPage 7

The Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)05 Apr 1882, WedPage 7
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