Conner E

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Conner E - the size of those chaiutiered by the Uuited...
the size of those chaiutiered by the Uuited states navy revolver. Ou tb morning after th shooting of Mangus I noticed two streaks of blood on the frozeu ground, plainly indicating the direction oi the musket oaus after leaving the body. Also strands of tbe Chief's lone hair strayed off on to the ground. showing the work of the pistol shots. After tbe shooting the soldiery were arouHed, and started on the march for Pene Alto long be fore daylight to surprise and take toe ranchero from whence the Chief was taken the day previously, before they could by any aneana liuirn tha fata of MaugU. Th tTOOPS did arrive at f ene Alto, where they concealed themselves In an old mining cabin, ana nrea on the inumus ironi tne ooor auu hhm two of them. Thi fact shows conclusively that the Apaches knew nothing of the fate of their Chief, or else thev could not have been decoyed up so near those old cabins by some ot our citizen partv to be shot down, ana it was iiushci alone that first convinced them that Mangus wa do more. It looks strange, iudeed, thai any one officer, soldier or citizen would think or maintain that this old savage was auiea iu a battle. However, I will hasten to couciuue. While Mangus lay unon his blanket where he died, a soldier of the California volunteer, calling nlmself John T. Wright, took off' the scalp of Mangus, wrapped the long hair around It, then wrapped the whole again In a scrap of paper, and put the package In his pocket. He asked several of us to stand between him and Major McClure, who was standing some fifteen pace sway, while be performed the operation with an Arkansaw tooth-pick" borrowed from Bill Salver (the soldiers' cook) for the purpose. Immediately after this performance two men each caught bold of the blanket aud lifted Mangus into an old ditch near by and covered him about oue and a half feet deep with earth, and thus ended the matter. I remember many more details of thi affair, but perhaps this account Is much too long now. No squaw or other Indian, big or little, waa About thi place during these event. Now, Mr. Editor, these are about the fact In the matter of the death of Mangus Colorado (or Red Sleeve, as h ws commonly called) the evidence of any body else to the contrary notwithstanding. There are now many of the Walker party, so-called, who are still living In Ceutral Arizoua. where tbe party finally tarried, founded a colony, and really located th present town of fresoolt, which subsequently became Arizoua's first capital.' They were all present and saw the last of th nnto-t-inil Chief nf all the . different tribe Ot the Apaches, as well as the humble writer hereof. I was for many years In Arizona's wilderness,

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

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