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Conner D - silent, save the ' keen, shifting winds, Maugus...
silent, save the ' keen, shifting winds, Maugus was apparently asleep. Upon coming nn to the flre each trlD I would turry ft mo ment to eniov the comfort of the fire aud to observe the silent sentinels and their sleeping firlsoner. Thus things continued, until late n the silent night I accidentally discovered that the sentinels were annoying Maugus, wno pretended to bo asleep, und paid but little attention to them, iu order te see what tbe two soldiers were doing to th old Chlet. 1 began each trip op and down my beat to leave the fir leisurely : and when well out into tbe darkness 1 moved more rapidly to tha lower end. when I would again turn and take It more leisurely. 1 discovered that the niriion were heating their bavonets and put ting them nguiust the old Chief 'a naked legs to make him much and start, as l wouiu arrive at the fire und stop, the seutineis would forbeur this pastime aud appear as sleepy as Muirnii aooeared to be. uutll I again de- tiurieJ out luto the darkness. Suffice it to say that those two sentinels continued this ernel ennovance uutll midnight. and until I had warned George LountV who was to relieve me at that hour, aud -also until Maugus, in angry gesticulations, raised upon one elbow aud orotusted by talking fast. He mrelv had time to indlgnuntiy exclaim in Spanish, "1 am no child to be playing with," when I Kith seuliue s fired on him. killing him so suddenly that he sunk back on his Dlllow without a struggle, and lay ou hi left side, In the same position that he had constantly been duriug the fore part of the night. Maugus lay in that position after sun up on the following morning, stiff and cold, and I raised hi head that morning myself uud purloined his trinkets, which constituted u purl of his pillow. 1 gave toem to a Lieutenant during the day. One of those curiosities consisted of nn - oak - block about one inch thick by two Inches wide and four Inches in length. There was a small hole burned through one eud of this block, through which a well-worn cord passed aud fastened together at the ends, forming a loop probably large enougn loauinume hand. The wood had the appearance ot oe-Itig worn smooth, and had a number of hieroglyphics Durneu ueep inio oue luii. aim two soldiers, alter firing on the ciiiet wiin their muskets, immediately followed It up by two shots aplecetinio his head with navy six- shooters. It will be well remembered that many of the Call Torn I a volunteers in Arizona carried pistols as well as Minie muskets those duvs. if ny one hus the real skull of Mangus Colorado, as Is In 11 muted oy , choral West in his correspondence reterred to. he will find the bullet-boles in it the size of those chaiutiered by the Uuited states navy revolver. Ou tb morning th of Mangus I noticed two

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 16 Aug 1881, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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