Warren Times Mirror 16 Dec 1918

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Warren Times Mirror 16 Dec 1918 - an* family will at the Club usual trom S....
an* family will at the Club usual trom S. Miller of on t has at baked Tidioute. and for ] DEERFOOT WAS GUEST AT WARREN CENTENNIAL Was Honored by Prince of Wales--His Record of 10 --His Record of 10 Miles in 52 Minutes and 26 Was Never Duplicated. Not many remember that Warren was honored during the Centennial by Deerfoot, the champion long distance distance runner of the world. Hot-tyo-so-do-no. (he peeks in the door) or Lewis Bennett commonly known as Deerfoot was born on the Seneca Reservation in 1830. Some say he was born in 1837, but his son maintains that he is 65 years of age. He descends from a neted Seneca family. His father, N'oah Two Guns, did vigorous service in our war of 1812, and was one of the first men killed at the Battle of Chippewa. Deerfoot made his first appearance on a race track in 1856. at a county fair, at Fredonia, N. Y.. when he ran five miles in 25 minutes and won a purse of $50.00. His second race took place in the fall of 1856, at Buffalo. Buffalo. N. Y. Twelve Indians and one white man were the competitors. chicken, vegetables and at supper glass or port wine or sherry. His ' . - » ..or watched him with a one aand and a. whip in tUe other. res., he savB. only at night. Bed hour was eight o'clock, and watch was kept over him that his should be undisturbed. He trotted on a quarter-mile track some portion of the day, and walked the balance of bis allotted 40 mile task. Deerfoot had been twice married; had been a widower 17 years; six children, three sons and an number of daughters, and one grandson. At one time he owned a large tract of land, but when his children became of age he divided it into farms, and presented each of them ·with acres to live on. He reserved from the original portion 30 acres woodlands for his individual use, 'which he had cleared with his OLD CHIEF DEERFOOT Deerfoot winning the race of ten miles in 58 minutes. A purse of $40.00 was the small prize, but his fleet feet that ran against the wind, won for him a record record that challenges failure. He continued racing in various race tracks throughout the United States, Deerfoot laii and walked at least miles a day. His diet consisted of beef, mutton, hands within 14 years. Deerfoot'B mother was a Christian and he was reared in the-Presbyterian the-Presbyterian faith. He said he went to when a boy but forgot it. His siKhfr failed him previous to death, i but he still retained the haughtiness always winning, until 1861, w h e n l o i oearing and stateliness an English trainer. George Martin, hearing of his wonderous work came to this country, ana atter witnessing his races, succeeded in securing an engagement, and returned to England with him early in the summer of 1S61. He had him in training but five personage nearer with been public of a u t i f u l lead- i n , in "Cc"'- %\esteri. him- Stewart invade.-, b a n d i t e a u t i f u l rvli-.- h hairoreadth ar" this exquisit gir! little than weeks when he issued a challenge to James Putney, who at that time held the championship of all England for long distance running. Putney failed failed to accept the challenge for the ten-mile championship, and it was awarded to Deerfoot without contest. In November, 1861, the Prince of Wales, who was at that time at Cambridge, Cambridge, requested Deerfoot to visit him. During the visit he raced six miles in 33 minutes. It is a boast of this Indian that the Prince of Wales entertained him at dinner and presented, presented, him with a watch and chain and various other tokens of friendship. friendship. thereby being, as he expressed it. "A first-rate fellow." Deerfoot's great achievements were at London, England, April 3. 1863. At this race he stepped on the mark clad in the attire of his people. His strong loins were decorated decorated with a native kilt of light cloth ornamented with porcupine- quill work, feathers and beads. Circling Circling his then black hair, was a fillet of silver adorned with one eagle- Indian. He was-at the world's fair and thousands visited him, among them, hundreds that thought him dead gone. At the time of the world's fair grand old mdian was still a eager for sport of an athletic character, character, ready to run any horse or 10 miles and would bet his house farm he could defeat them. No home is complete without a couch or art to adorn the walls. is not^ necessary to visit an art gallery to find something appropriate for a Christmas gift that would delight the entire family. Bayer purchased purchased an extensive line of real painted pictures to meet the Christmas Christmas demand. They are not reproductions reproductions and are suitable for the drawing room, living room, dining room or in fact any room in the They are beautifully framed in old gold or gil:.- Attention is called in particular to an attractive line of medallions in walnut, cream, pink and blue enamels. Tese are priced at from 2oc to §3.00 each. Call and inspect the display of pictures as well as the many attractive ar- ticlps that would be appropriatet a Christmas gift. J. S. Bayer, Pennsylvania avenue, "West, next door east of Trinity feather, the symbol of victory and power. Buckskin moccasins -were on his feet, and in all his movements he displayed the inborn grace ot the red man. As he started on his run he gaie a quick, defiant glaiice at the spectators, spectators, lifting hi* head, and tli c n shooting out d o w n the track with the fleetness of an arrow. Mile after mile he flew around the track with the unswerving persistency ot his ancestors on a war-trail. On and 011 he sped, undisturbed by the applause of the multitude, whose enthusiasm w a s almost ungovernable u n t i l he had left the record behind :nrn at 11 miles and continued another another mile at t h e same unapproachable unapproachable speed H : s figures were as 'oilows: 11 miles in 52 m'nutes ami 52 seconds- 11 1-2 mMe» and 39 \ a r d s in 59 niiimteb and 44 ecords: ecords: 12 miles in one hour and two orial church 12-16-2t Charles B Hill carries a large of sweaters and h u n t i n g woud be appropriate for Christmas gifts. In selecting his stock he purchased a complete line of juvenile toys" whic'i a i e sure to please kiddies." The Alabama Jigger is it novei toy that iieates lots of amusement. Submarine toys are also popular as well as the soldier sets. have the u n i f o r m s of the tions Attention is called to the of phonographs and records which very complete. Call and m a k early selection. Charles B. Hill. 3 n ." Pennsylvania avenue West. 12-16-lt. If the coming winter proves as rigorous as la«t. it behooves everv one to be f u l l y prepared for Fro,t. J. D. AVoodard of the ind a half pecoiuK In the e\act I C l o t h i n g sture war, not u n o u r he covered 11 miles and S70 ! t h e most necessary needs and in 3-1- vards. He made the 10 miles in 5.2 i HUon to large purchases in inlnutes and 26 seconds. Deerfoot wa- a'"ter this race the ! partment ne'.mets. ion of the h o u r throughout all Eng- and and .America. By this race h? won the champions-hip of England and many hundred pounds for himself himself and thousands for his friends. Becoming homesick and possessed with a desire to again get to America and be with his beloved people, he set sail, for his native land on the Great Eastern April 10, 1863. Arriving at home, he continued racing, .never losing. These races include the well-known one at the driving park at Chicago against horses. Three men, beside himself, participated in this contest, he finishing finishing the six miles at the last quarter quarter several feet in advance of the horse, thereby winning the race and purse. Deerfoot says that the story about his always breathing through his nose, and never through his mouth, is all stuff and nonsens. He used jthen racing, to breathe the same as Scott r.ownc, 1,1 put in stock These cover of the woolen entire head to the shoulders and have e " ings for the e\es and m o u t h thing for drivers, lease hands l c ren and proof. and all who have out of doors to perform. Another novelty is the overseas cap for men. boys and are guaranteed blizzard A-i adequate description cannot be given in this paragraph. Call at the Warren Clothing store and see thf many useful gifts suitable for Christmas. 12-16-lt There is nothing nv.re sensible for a Christmas gift than photographs. photographs. We invite you to irtspect our line of photographs. Our new linen finish pictures are very All work executed in a prompt drtistio manner. Chas. F. Hornstrom over 348, Pennsylvania Avenue, Keep to the right. 12-16-31. When doing your Christmas

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