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The Daily Mercury
The Daily Mercury
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Description: Will Be No Uprising - One of Gen. Miles' Staff;
Most Daring - Buffalo Bill's Plan to Capture Sitting Bull;
P. G. Stoddard Under Arrest;
Millionaire B. H. Campbell is Missing

Date: December 14 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL

Page/Column: Page 1, Columns 2 & 5

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Such Is the View of One of General Miles’ Staff
CHICAGO, Dec. 13. – Col. Corbin, of Gen. Miles’ staff, says that the tenor of the dispatches from the Indian country leads them to believe that the bottom is dropping out of the threatened uprising. “A considerable number of the bucks,” continued the colonel, “have left the Bad Lands and put in an appearance at Pine Ridge.”
Gen. Miles had made preparations to leave for the northwest Thursday afternoon, and had gone so far as to engage a sleeping car accommodation for himself and those who were to accompany him. About 1 o’clock in the afternoon he received some important telegrams which detained him for a day.
Buffalo Bill’s Plan to Capture Sitting Bull
Would Probably Have Failed
Lieut. G. W. Chadwick, who was one of the government officers sent out with Buffalo Bill to arrest Sitting Bull, is in the city on his return trip. “Cody’s plan for the arrest of that wily old Indian,” said Mr. Chadwick, was one of the most daring things I ever heard of, and it is probably a fortunate thing that the government courier overtook Cody with dispatches countermanding his orders. Think of Cody, arrayed in a dress suit, silk stockings and patent leathers, riding with nine followers, into the very heart of the Sioux camp.
“His plan was to draw a gun on old Bull and take him out of the camp. If the bucks gave chase Cody was going to protect his body behind that of Sitting Bull and threaten the Indians with the death of their chieftain if they fired at him. All would have been massacred had the plan been pursued. It was thought that this and the plan to disarm the Indians would have solved the Indian question, but we are now agreed that had it been done a bloody war would have been precipitated. Cody is now very ill from the long ride he had, arrayed in the garments of the ballroom.”

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A Condensation of Interesting Items on Various Subjects
Chicago police have a clew to missing Millionaire B. H. Campbell. He had been in Detroit and from there went to Niagara Falls. It is thought he is still alive.
P. G. Stoddard is under arrest in Chicago, charged with embezzling bonds of the Chicago and Arkansas Construction company of the face value of $2,200,000 an actual value of $100,000. He was released on bail.

Submitted: 06/30/14 (Edited 06/30/14)

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