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“THE TWO TROOPS OF CAVALRY FILED OUT OF THE GATE AT A
Tiger Island and Elsewhere:
WILL HENDRICKS’ HARD EXPERIENCE.
By Edward Shippen, M. D.,
AUTHOR OF “CAST AWAY UPON FORMOSA,” “JACK PETERS’ ADVEN-
TURES IN AFRICA,” ETC., ETC.
“ Tra-ra-ta-rah ! tra-ta-ta-rah !’ rang out a trumpet.
The trumpeter, in neat fatigue uniform, white helmet
and gloves, and boots. blackened so as to shine again, with
heels brought close together and shoulders well back, stood
in front of a long, one-storied building which was the office
and headquarters of a far Southwestern post.
It was the forenoon of a fine day, hot as most days were
in that part of the world, and guard mount. and morning
drill being long over, everything had settled down quietly,
and not a soul could be seen moving except the sentries at
~ their posts and the horse-guards down in the meadows be-
low, and a few unfortunate offenders against discipline, who,
dressed in white canvas overalls, were, under. the superin-
PHILADELPHIA, JANUARY 21, 1888.
“IN A MOMENT WILL HENDRICKS
AND HIS COMPANION WERE SEIZED
BY MS WITH MUSCLES. LIKE
tendence of a corporal, “ policing ”
the cantonment by means of birch
brooms and a huge hand-cart.
The smoke from the kitchen in the rear
of the range of log barracks went almost
straight up into the air, showing that some-
thing was going on there, and that it was not
very far from the time for the soldiers’ din-
ner ; but with the exceptions spoken of, not
aman, or even a dog, exposed himself to the
burning sun. And yet more than two hun-
dred and fifty officers and men, not to speak
of women and children, were sheltered by the roofs of the
log barracks and houses of adobe which were built around
a square which was some two hundred yards across.
The sides of the different buildings joined each other
closely, and the back had their windows placed very high
“THE POOR CORPORAL WAS MOUNTED ON HIS MULE, AND HURE DOWN THE PASS,
AMIDST THE JEERS AND YELLS OF THE INDIANS,”
up, while the entrance to. the inclosed square was by an
opening in the middle of the north side, where there was a
strong gate, and a light field-piece commanding it.
These careful precautions in the building of the canton- 4
ment showed that the garrison felt themselves not alto- |