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jTALE OF THE APACHES. 1

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j TALE OF THE APACHES. AWFUL TRAGEDY IN MEXICO. Sprhf ^^eller in America in passing Peach winflrf8' •' can see from the railway car- iar!|] .w Pyramid of stones on a mesa, or table- f6w east of the station. Only a the s« 4. ,st°nes remain—just enough to mark the J? wiere occurred one of the bloodiest of cruel b,looc|y tragedies committed by the » currin (^ans' eao^ re" a few arc^i the annivessary of the massacre, tg,. -i Pj°neers meet, replace a few of the scat- relate the story, and after each BAn. the nest Apache he meets they 'WilK Williams, from whom the town of noi jaias) A.T., is named, and who was a th« ^SC°ut an<^ Indian fighter, thus hands down Hassa story of the almost unparalleled It • 0f /NQl.JVas Just before the American occupation thft ornia that my party of scouts were on V font., T? f^om the pueblo of Los Angeles to f trail K were following the old Calif ,w^ich the Spanish colonists came to the r°^rUa'- an<^ which was" afterwards used by as paiir°ad. We reached the spot now known aj. frja Springs, with the view of camping that spring on that mesa, near where an .^nument now stands. There was SUrnri° ranch house there, but, to our We f e' We saw no signs of life. On entering ^o«i°Un'^ ^e dead bodies of several men, housp15' and children, and in the rear of the ii; whivv, Were the smouldering embers of a fire, in i tWere the bones of those who had been the al,<^ burned to death. The bodies and i buvWi -rre<" remains of the massacred were Dilori n 0110 ^arg'e grave and a stone monument had vUP011 the spot. About 75 or 80 people ilexi 1 billed. the majority of whom were aiiri and quite a number were women the "lldren. The Apaches had raided at J^ttleiaent, and all had rendezvoused f°r mutual protection. And of them was murdered excepting a cling. a&ed about ten years. He was found pite?lt5? dead body of his mother, crying know* escaped is, of course, not shorli^' The corpses were mutilated in the most (j0(j n £ manner. Kit Carson and Alexis ai](3 with a Bmall party, followed the Apaches i tia„Tfedala^e number, and all of us con- Gould many years to kill every Apache we 6a r Set the drop on. We were not so very 1 y*jar whether he was an Apache, but he (fnoi t anyway. The Apaches are the most a]j „ all the Indians of the South-west, and aon; other tribes have at times leagued S^t tbem to wipe them out. Rear We sei)t this boy on to General ^> and he sent him headquarters at that !n^°n" name was Juau Hernandez— fas the name on a ticket around his neck, ^ont^ took a liking to the little fellow, ?6ar and, sent him to school several (je„. S' As soon as the boy got an education he 1 ] kis benefactor and came to Los Stfl+!~es" ,^ayhe he did something mean in the had to leave. Anyway he was 6 ^eing connected with a gang of horse .operating between Los Angeles and lCO, and this country became too hot for j left for Sonora and at the same time I J^oer of horses disappeared." ttjj subsequent career of this Mexican boy 1Ja,° as so miraculously saved from the general dk ^nter, is, perhaps, one of the most despicable Socir+C°rd' rooms of the Historical L, Southern California is a large paint- e execution of Henry A. Crabbe and Ht(ij1jParty of filibusters. The ingrate Her- •koJrt w^°se life hadbeen saved by Americans, CroVi ^is lack of gratitude by betraying I Sary 8 Party- In those days filibustering I by Were numerous. Some were instigated f ^laf ^sm» others from self-interest, and 4 oas motive of Henry A. Crabbe. **oh r.^ish grandee named Ainsa possessed ra^nes in Sonora. The President 815^ e jealous of his power and influenoe bitfj 0o»fiscated his property and exiled tiog' Ainsa came to the pueblo of ESeles, which consisted of a wife and 4 80MPretty daughters. Crabbe, who was °f fortune and also a knightly courtier, one of these daughters. About this &H(J nsual revolution broke out in Sonora, hb. \abbe thought he saw an opening for a Sli- expedition, which, by aiding the revo- *Uvej>1S mig"ht lead to the recovery of the rich QJ1111168 of his father-in-law. Hernandez 6 ,°f the leading conspirators, and Crabbe •J 8l0Ul<i ??cated with him. It was agreed that f ^sta+p revolution be successful, the Ainsa Aoo S ould be restored to him. j 0rdinfrly Crabbe organised an "army" of ^ioii0tlS hundred men, and after a long and ? march over the burning desert they jlfy. at Songita, in Sonora. There he learned Kto i Resident and the leaders of the revo- Sch,had "compromised," which had been a'10ut by Hernandez, who was given a Ve otiice. Hernandez now showed his y refusing to treat further with i?818 }'■ and prevailed upon the President to j ^amous or infamous proclamation, iCfgvV1(3 the Filibusters." a^itirr then issued his proclamation, r the country, and marched upon ^Strirv^11 Caborca. Here they were 4 the re< al!(l after more than half number had been killed the others j After surrendering they were t f 'n the plaza, Crabbe's head Was J fr°m his body, and at a dinner given 1 y to commemorate the victory (?) the Ale i^8.P^ced on a dish at the head of the rijrh+ the President, Gandara. At 1 "d sat the treacherous Hernandez. eil0Uffh. there was also only one V& Or»bbe filibu^ering p:irty-a ^irig.. aged about thirteen years. CrJi0 s youth his life was spared, but he ,y ^ongl) ed to witness this "Feast of the

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