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pence. He was placed iu confinement in on of the adobe build inm. his wife aud children occupying th adjoin-. adjoin-. adjoin-. in ruum. Aiier a cousmiauou among trie officers it was decided that the imprisoned chieftain must die. and in order to exasperate him into attui-king attui-king attui-king the suards a bar of iron heated red-hot red-hot red-hot was thrust through a crscK In tlia wall of his cell to stir him up. The scheme was worked successfully, aud as he made a rush upon the guards Mangus was killed, evety souud attend tag bis death oeing plainly audible to his wife sod children in the adiolnin? room. Tr. Sturgeon, of Pittsburg, Peun., then a Surgeon in the army, look the skull of th dead Chief and sent It to Washington. In th confusion attending the killing of Mangus Colorado his wife managed to escape from tue building, leaving her children children behind her. She never saw tbeno again, as tiiey were sent east to the States and educated. educated. All this I kuowof my own knowledge, for I was there at the time. The, wife of the deici Chief succeeded In making her way to the hostile b-.uid.of b-.uid.of b-.uid.of Cochise, who was ber brother. She told him how her husband hud met his death, and demanded that In future all wnile captives-should captives-should captives-should be given into her hands. She gathered around her a band of some forty squaws, and when any hapless whites fell Into Uie h amis el her kinsman th unfortunates were turned over to these furies and . TORTURED TO PKAT1I AT THE STAKE. This reminds me ot a case in oint. A young man named ihirjea came from Washington Washington to New Mexico. He was a gallant young fellow, hud formerly leen Private secretary secretary to General titi!mun. aud, as Acting Governor of New Mexico. I appointed him a Lieutenant of volunteers. In the course of time his duties look him to Fort Craig and Southern New Mexico, where hewns m:der the orders of Kit Orson, then Colonel ot a regiment. Shortly after yonng t'.nrieu started with a detachment of men trora Lh Mersila to Fort Craig. At Donna Aiina he dropped ocnina-nis ocnina-nis ocnina-nis column witn two soldiers and stopped for a lew piiuutes to get a drink of w.nc. Before tlicy overtook the column, about nt Point of Hocks, th three were assaulted assaulted by Cochise aud his bund." The Lieutenant Lieutenant nud ins escort fought hard, Bsrjea killing killing three of the Indians - with - his own hand; but the Indians killed all three of the white-. white-. white-. There is a superstition superstition amoug be Apaches that the heart of a brave man will m ike a great warrior warrior of hint who euls it. Accordingly Har-jen's Har-jen's Har-jen's heart wus torn from his body and devoured devoured on the spot. Ills head waSalso stricken oft aud stuck ou a pole in revenge for ttfe mutilation mutilation of Mangas Colorado's corpse. RarJeVs body was afterward- afterward- recovered aud carried o Fort Ciai. Subsequently It was brought to

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 03 Aug 1881, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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