Chapter 69: transferred to New York city
We united with the First Congregational Church of San Francisco
, whose pastor was Rev. C. D. Barrows
He was very enterprising, and with him I entered into church work with earnestness.
He set apart his pastor's study on Sundays for my Bible class, and the class was very successful.
The room was usually full.
We all profited by the choice fellowship of this church.
The Young Men's Christian Association of San Francisco
was thriving under the superb leadership of H. J. McCoy
, the general secretary
He soon called upon me to assist him in his operations, not only for the city but for the coast.
My association with the Loyal Legion
and Grand Army posts was exceedingly pleasant.
During this tour of duty there was restlessness again among the Apaches of Arizona
. General Nelson A. Miles
commanded that department, which formed a part of my military division.
The Chiricahua Apaches
had been surrounded by a cavalry force, taken in a body a hundred miles northward to San Carlos
, and put on a reservation with Indians who were hostile to them.
This was done ostensibly because some Apaches had become intoxicated — and committed grievous offenses.
As soon as I knew of this enforced removal, I said: “The Chiricahuas
will break out.”