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niE BULLETIN Sa "THE BRAVERY OF OUR BUGLER IS MUCH SPOKEN ."W OF..." ' (Releasee: br Western T "He knows Rivers. The expedition to tho Indian eonnf ry, under the Hancock, left Leaven-wortcommando Major-Ge- hard-ridin- g, hard-fightin- g al The records of this office ihow that one Adolph Hetsger first enlisted May Pennsylvania, SB, tB5S, at Philadelphia. for a period of five years at which time m ha slaiea uiai no was 1864. at near Ha last enlisted July IS. jean was light House Landing.. Virginia,: United to Troop C. ta. Regiment Slates Cavalry; and was killed to ae. Hon with the Indians near Feno Creek (about T miles from Fort Phil Kearney, Dakota Territory) December Jl, 186ft. while serving as a Bugler. His birth, place is recorded at Germany. No additional information has been found re gardlng his personal history. And here the record ends ex- u d A year or so later I was leafing idly through a bound volume of Horace Greeley's New York Tribune. On page cue of the issue for April 2, 1867, an item, headed simply "The Indians," caught my eye. It read: Tbe St Louis Republican'! ipeeUI at St JoMph fives the Semi-Week- h know now who this brave bugler was Adolph Metzger. It is obviously a German name and one which seems a bit out of place among such "Paddles" as Cuddy and Clancey and Fitzgerald, Maguire and McCarty and Ryan, all so typical of the kind of men who were the troopers of the Old Army days. But what was his station in life before he put on Uncle Sam's uniform of blue and was sent out to the Wyoming frontier to die on the windswept summit which is known today as "Massacre Hill"? The office of the adjutant-generin Washington gives a partial answer to that question, thus: spear-head- s; 40-od- of death drawing closer and closer around them. We can see them now as they threw themselves down behind the boulders which formed an ir regular circle at the end of the d bleak, ridge, re solved to sell their lives dear ly. We can hear the whooping braves as they came surging up the slope and see them rushing forward . . . right In among the rocks, where a handful of men. their white faces streaked with blood and blackened with powder stains, strug gled to their feet to meet the on slaught. There was a brief moment of d fighting, of crashing blows dealt with clenched in the hands of men who flailed about them desperately to ward off the slashing knives and smashing It was a dreadful mix-u-p there in the dust and smoke and flying snow the kind of fight to which the Sioux give the vividly descriptive name of snow-covere- blue-coat- ed hand-to-han- gun-barre- ls fear-madden- ed war-club- s. "stirring gravy." The fight there couldn't have lasted long. But in that last for this: cept moment of slaughter, dreadful Undoubtedly he was the bugler in the midst of that swirl of strug Sadand "Boots who sounded - gling, swearing, screaming men, of the Fort Phil Kearney dles!" when the message, "Indithere was one who went berserk. from the Commis- ly account Massacre, derived sioners aent to Investigate the matter, from the Sioux Indiana: The Sioux drew our men out of the all. Our men fart, and killed them would not have fount like tigers,ao and easily if they had been overcome comThe ao close together. not kept the Inbatants were ao mixed up that diana killed several of their own party with their arrows. The bravery of our butler la much spoken of, he having Mil Httni Indiana bv beating them mmm Hu ttmA with hla buele. They Bay that there were only IS Sioux and four but after Cbeyennea killed on the Held, died from ,they encamped M warriors their wounds, and of 300 others wound-ato die. half of them were expected One "big" Sioux chief was among the killed. It was Bugler Adolph Metzger lashed out madly, blindly, with the only weapon he had left. and he laid more than one of the painted enemy low with his strange bludgeon before they, like a pack of gray wolves attacking a buffalo bull, pulled him down at last. We know that his was one of the 81 bodies, stripped naked and frozen solid (for the mercury dropped to 25 below zero that afternoon of December 21), which wen brought in by searching "The bravery of our bugler Is parties from the fort the next much spoken of, he having killed day. So bitter was the weather several Indians by beating them at Phil that the aver the head with his bugle." Kearney were forced to work in Those words seemed to leap short relays and it was not until out from the page. Instantly my three days later that a great pit, mind raced back to a summer 50 feet long and seven feet deep, afternoon in Buffalo, Wyo. to was hewn out of the frozen the sight of a battered bugle ground inside the stockade to re'hanging on the walls of the little ceive the victims of Fetterman's office in Tom Gatchell's drug tragic disobedience. store and his quiet remark, "O, There these doughboys and 'that was picked up on Massacre "shared one tomb, burtroopers where the !HiB you know, place had fought, togethas ied, they 'Fetterman and his crew were Colonel Carrington's er" thus, '66." in back wiped out report to his department Relies from the "Fort Phil official But who was this heroic musiuntil several years commander cian? Kearney Massacre" in the col- later when a national cemetery Buffaof "much was lection of T. J. Gatchell His bravery, which was established on the Little Big nnkra of" bv the Sioux, is not lo. Wto. At the right is the bugle Horn hi Montana. Then their of books of the carried by Adolph Metzger mentioned in any bodies were transferred to this 'WhiCu tCll 01 run rou iwuuc; V, OCCIUIU v. a, new resting place where their - iruop one with exceptragic history now mingles with the dust dust the ana woodchoppers attacking 'tion That is the autobiography of the victims of another famous came u.imim CsmnbelL a famous camo on Piney Island!' , mornfrontier tragedy, "Custer's Last that Phil to a Fort been Kearney Wyoming sheriff who had Stand, of one was fwon Trail In. We know that he And today the winds come who accompanied in 1867 He heard the story of the 26 troopers 'the "Fetterman Massacre" from the force of 50 picked men from sweeping down from the snow- two capped peaks of the Big Horn ' line of men who were at Phil the Eighteenth infantry and the same mountains and civilian volunteers, led by Lieut range year the previous Fred- - which once echoed to the haunt-fnoiifont thus: m". L CoL W. J. Fetterman, Capt i rcicia w w mutilated every G. W. I ing strains of "Taps," blown at body ta erick H. Brown and Lieut, m.. Indians with the were who Grummond, acting un- old Fort Phil Kearney by Bugler fetterman's command the bugler who fought so Col. H. Adolph Metzger to play a wild from orders these der that Ms remains were left of the requiem over his grave. His but covered with a buffalo robe. B. Carrington, commander name is carved on the simple But what was this bugler's fort: Rimnnrt the wood train, relieve headstone that gleams white iq name? a rrmrt ta me. Do not en- - the bright sunlight of that "bar- Aithmio-the dull, dry pages of I , of -the of Secretary Indians at its expense; ren land and lone" where sleep the "Report age no circumstances tmrsue the dead of Custer's command. vi for the Year 1867" gives It is also written in the dusty the names of the officers who tm over Lodge Trail Ridge." dis-- records of the adjutant-general'- s were killed near Phil Kearney, itFetterman We taow ftat the does not identify any of the en- obeyed those orders and allowed office and it is printedoldon New listed men who were victims of himself to be drawn into an am- - yellowed pages of an for the Sioux scalping knives. Then more than 2,000 Sioux York newspaper.little Except bush. to re else . is Semithere York New these, the So, back to cheyennes came boiling out mind his m a vliAfal w that coulees itidu of the ravines and Weekly beyond I he once lived. for January Trail Ridge and, like page one of the issue . neaoea But there is something to re 17. 1867, appears an item destruction, engulfed and their offl- - call to them the manner of his The Massacre at on rnu 4, : Then the Indians swept up dying. On the walls of a drug Kearney." It .reads The fol TORT lara""- alone of the ridge to which gist's office in a little Wyoming th. mrm the names of ,h7V7u., massacre at Fort recent Tin the the cavalrymen retreated, lead city hangs what was once a cavkilled PhB Kearney: ing their horses and shooting back alry bugle. It is the bugle which MuSTon the h. of December; at the savages as fast as they blared out its summons to the Baker. Corporal James could load and fire their single-sho- t 81 members of Fetterman's saddler Met bSEer wer. Adolph kX doomed command to keep a ren carbines. Thos. 5? S. Bughe. When they reached the end of dezvous with death one cold DeChas. Cuddy. Patrick more than 70 WnL. Cornog. B. the S. Denning. Hugh ridge and saw the hundreds cember morning was u.rvr'DanleU. M. carried bl Anderson It othvears ago. the Dorw.' Robert of warriors swarming up Foreman. John and it is "one Adolph struck rnxerald. Nathaniel Metzger" sudden er panic side, Green. Chas. Gampel, C to monument a of and a horses symbol their James let Jones. go, them. They Homrr. Part fP remand Msaulre, John McCarty. George w. and with them went their last the stark courage of an American James Ryan. soldier. OlWe? WlUtamsTan killed December ZL chance to cut through the circle who d, grave-digge- rs I - highly-descripti- ihetu overitift Hand wifn maIlrjljTxalIndi.a bugle. They say that there were omy la eloux and four Cheyenne! killed on the field, but after they encamned 9 Iranian died from their wounds, and of MO o titers wounded, half of them were expected to die. One Sioux chief was anon the killed. They ment"big" ion- a man on a white bone who out off an Indian's kead with a single stroke of bis eaber, and say that when retai'oroetneotB left tbe fort for the baWe-gronn-d they (tbe Indians) retired, having bad enough fhjhjiiie;, There and the strength vera 2,009 Indians eujraered lathe fight, of the concentrated tribes is reported nt W0 lodges which a&e now moving toward Yellow Stone and Mitsoun So we . wmiji I Sv tl excep-tlaiicoura-cMua- of tr ed 5, awe. S " oka val fellow-America- ,, ir-- v . Ser-Z- ., hnv ns CIIERIE NICHOLAS By VIRGINIA VALE br Heating n. Hy "THE LADY EVE" Is as IFgood on the screen as it is on paper, it'll be a knockout. Preston Sturges, who is di recting the picture, wrote the script as well; like all of his scripts, it not only makes interesting reading but gladdens the hearts of all con nected with the picture be cause of the instructions. The fllonx drew our men out of tbe fort, and killed them all. Oar men fought like tigers, aad would not have been overcome so easily if tbey bad not kept so riee to getter. The combatants vera ao mixed tm that the Indians killed eereralef their awn vartr with their a rrews. These mementoes had been brought here from half a dozen battlefields in the country watered by the Yellowstone river and its tributaries, the Powder, the Tongue, the Big Horn and the Rosebud. There were knives and hatchets and bows and arrows, beaded belts and a war bonnet of eagle feathers; carbines and pistols and bayonets; cartridge, boxes, canteens, buckles, buttons and other ornaments from soldier uniforms. In the midst of them hung what was once a copper cavalry bugle. Its mouthpiece was broken off and it was dented and twisted and flattened out of all semblance of its original shape. "That?" replied Mr. Gatchell, "O, that was picked up on Massacre Hill you know, the place where Fetterman and his crew were wiped out back in '66V I reckon the bugler dropped it during that melee and it was trampled on by the cavalry horses. Anyway, that's just the shape it was in when a young fellow from Buffalo found it years ago and gave it to me." 1 (Ba leased by Western newspaper Union.) dians: re. T STAC ESCREENRADI0 The St. IjohU BtpHbltca'$ special eorreipoudent at Phil. Kearney massacre, derived from the Commission- 6t. Joseph gives the following account of the Fort en sent to investigate the matter, from the Sioux In- more about such things than anyone else around here." So I went to see T. J. Gatchell, druggist, historian and industrious collector of He led me to the his of rear store, where the walls of his little office are covered with relics of the days when the troopers of and Custer and '' Carrington Crook strove mightily with .the painted warriors of Red Cloud and Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. ' theDIrtiicl THK INDIANS. Gatchell," they told me in Wyo. served on the Committee mi of Columbia, Private Land Claims, Manufactures, and Printing:. . Newspaper Vnloa.l F ITS Injun war history you're wanting, then you'd better talk to Tom Buffalo, II fin ISM. anaj jewci .ummuiuuij ocquiii Add Glitter to Winter Costumes The Story of a Forgotten American Hero By ELMO SCOTT WATSON n ve For instance the casting experts knew Just what kind of girl to get for a bit part, because Sturges had written "She's a sweetie in a sweater." Edith Head, costume designer, had no doubts about what was required when she read "Our senses reel as we see her in her brid al nightgown." Instructions for Barbara Stanwyck inBarbara clude "She screams Stanwyck like a steam whis tle" and "She smiles like a leopardess and almost purrs." But Henry Fonda was rather startled when he encountered. In his own part, "Unfortunately, as he says this, he looks like an idiot" With "The Great McGinty" and "Christmas in July" to his credit, Sturges, who used to write successful plays, has become one of those directors whose pictures you can't afford to miss. See the devastating slender line dinner gown shown to, the right in the group. Here the. trend for Jet on black silk crepe Is! seen in fascinating Interpretation. Black bugle beads in flower and vine motifs give a new slender line, e bodice and skirt Note thj war elegance; return of which this distinguished dress reveals. The black on black is also suited; for daytime wear. Legions of sinM pie black crepe dresses are shown) with glittering Jet hlghspots in wayi of bowknot passementrie formed of beads or Jet sequins, with corresponding touches in matching neckline items or decorative glittering pockets. Smartest and newest ef all are the long-tors- o topi mat m like a Jersey and allover glittered with beads or sequins. Worn with long-sleev- Joan Crawford will have Mehryn Douglas (who's just signed a new contract with Metro) and Conrad Veldt as her leading men In "A Woman's Face," which originally was made in Sweden with Ingrld Berman in the leading role. is a wicked gleam on the fashion horizon, a glitter that stems from a heritage of fash-Ion- s reminiscent of Central City's opera bouse in the eighties and the red plush snd gaslight of the glamof Bette Davis deserves new laurels orous days of yore. The millions the for her performance In "The Let- paillettes, beads and sequins, cloth ter.1 She does some superb acting gold embroidery and metal again found la a difficult role. Perhaps yea re- popular those days are simotherwise season this trimming member the story Jeanne Eagels and both for silk dresses day made It la 1929, after Katharine Cor- ple wear. evening versed a In nell had appeared play In the silk parade of fashions, en the Somerset Mangham story. It embroideries, trim yokes. sparkling aa of wife ef tbe EngIs the story bodice tops and even form pockets, lish rubber planter la the Malay take on an auover dresses entire inaa bat a kills she man, States; There's big news, too, in sparkle. criminating letter exists, which the fact that it is as fashionable for must be recovered. your costume to take on glitter at The entire cast James Stephennoon and afternoon as it is son, Herbert Marshall, Gale Sonder-gaar- d high to take on the witchery of for it WrWilliam and is excellent, ier' direction could not be improved glittery and gleam by night. starkSpeaking of daytime gutter, on. dresses fresilk Paulette Goddard is up to her ly simpleIntroducecrepe one brilliant acquently neck In snow, figuratively speaking. cent in the form of pockets trimmed The first winter with gold braid or bizarre Jeweled snows are blanketembroidery. See this bold advening upper reaches ture in glitter In the novelty black BernarSan ef the silk crepe daytime dress centered dino mountains and It is made on In the illustration. of as president lines with lapels and neat tailored Southern Skis she's opening accented by returning active dibraid pockets. Invertgold orrection of the ed front pleats retain the ganization. Among slim skirt line. Worn with Its members are orange-ru- st an pompadour bonnet Claudette Colbert, with sunburst tuck trim snd a flowNorma Shearer, ing veil framing the face, this cosGalli-Curand Paolette tume leads on to "the end of a perKing Vidor. Goddard fect day." And incidentally, There Is much black on black to the of Claudette, charming speaking seen this winter. This alluring be her latest picture, "Arise My Love," combination is called "siren black." deserves the avalanches of praise been Of s that if course, receiving. In her role of foreign correspondent, she does dress better than any real newspaper woman. But who cares? She's delightful, she plays her big emotional scenes expertly, she's convincing. Ray Mil-lan- d makes you thankful that Don Amecbe had differences with Paramount Just In time for Milland to get the role opposite her. THERE on-lin- eye-dazzli- ng fly-fro- nt sh cl Rumpus Gloves Some ef America's greatest musi cal talent is scheduled ta come to yon en that new radio program, "Mnaio That Kefreshea,M heard on Sunday afternoons over 92 stations ef the Colombia Broadcasting System. John Charles Thomas, Helen Jepsen and many other top notch singers will appear. Albert Spald ing, the violinist, Is a permanent fixture an the program; with him Is Andre Kostelaaets, the conductor, and husband ef Lily Fens. Miss Pons will drop In as a guest star from time to tune. Spalding attributes his success ss a violinist to a monkey. At the age of seven he was first exposed to one which, gaily dressed, wss passing his home with a wandering fiddler. His family wouldn't buy him a monkey, but settled for a violin. Today he owns several of the most valuable violins in the world, is internationally famous, snd has made a fortune by his playing. ODDS A1SD ENDS Harold Lloyd may return to acting when Aa finiAet production char on "7'fcree CirU mnd m Cob" . . . fM Bonnie fialcer hat to bm very careful oj iinsl she does with her eyes, hand and dimplef tvhen she's tinting in Paramount i Teu're (he One" according to the ttudio ecntor, she don thing! with her voice that Sally Rand ion with fan . . The firt "kemitpheric premiere" in motion picture history lakes place Dee. 17, when Metro shows 'Flight Command" timultaneously in Weih-ingto-n, llanma, Mexko City an being dona as a salute to Aviation Day. itt e, pre-Wor- ld pleated black sUk crepe sparkling skirts, these siren-blac- k twosomes tell the story of current fashion. A steel gray silk crepe dinner dress ss shown to the left introduces the new "surface decoration" m pearl and gold bead embroidery short-sleeve- d covering its square-necke- d bodice. The vogue for Jacket-and-skidresses for more or less formal evening wear calls forth Increasing enthusiasm. The skirt may be a billowy bouffant type of net, lace or shimmering silk, or it may be a sleek velvet pencil slim sort One skirt with a flock of Jacket-blous- e tops suffices for a whole season of ' dine snd dance parties. The Jacket blouse can be most elaborate with glitter and embroidery. See in the. Inset a Jacket This is a simple type compared with gorgeous affairs that are-, often sumptuous with Jeweled handwork and riotous color. j (Released by Western Newspaper Unioa.) Vogue for White Gains Momentum It is always the unexpected that may be expected so far as fashion is concerned. The expected unexpected this time happens to be a sudden movement in the direction of a widespread vogue for white. It is smart to wear a white hat with your dark coat suit or dress. An interesting feature is that of white trimming on white hats, gardenias, feathers and so on, tbe entire prettily veiled with brown or black, navy or wine or fashionable green. In the evening, white holds triumphantly forth in wool coats, spangled Jacket tops and white frocks detailed with gold belts, leopard nu trims and also in airy-fair- y skirted billowy tulle, lace and net white frocks contrasting pencil-suJersey gowns. m Boxing mitts, cosily interlined, are making the "hit" of the season in campus girl circles. The glove pictured is done in rumpus red, the very selfsame color that is the lattones. This rumpus est in nail-tiWool fabrics are having their "big red is best described ss a cerise-tone- d at moment" The vogue for classic red that is wool daytime frocks Is one way ef picvery first glance. The dress tured here is velveteen in school-hous-e "saying it" Another la the endless green (a deep pine tone) procession of wool evening coats brightened with red felt Insets. The and capes that wend their way to peaked suede hat is also rumpus the opera and other festive night The story of the trioccasions. red. umph of wool weaves goes on to endless pageantry throughout the Current Styles Appear entire style program during this Woolens Accented i In Winter Styles p eye-catchi- In More Vivid Colors There is color in the air! Coming right toward us from every direction, from South American Shores, from Mexico, from native Hawaiian dress, from China, from Spain. All these influences are reflected in current styles and will be increasingly ss time goes on. Yes, indeed, fashion is in a vivid color mood. self-evide- winter. Amber Fashionable Just now amber and all Its related browns is very fashionable. However, amber has Just started on its career for early reports declare that spring will see these love-f. iiiUi.t amhii, tnn tnka All now importance.