A lariat was then thrown over his neck, and drawn tight for a few minutes, when he disclosed their place of concealment — a newly-made grave, with head and footboard — in which were found twenty stands of arms of all kinds, and a box of pistols, all of which were taken to Fort Leavenworth, and turned over to the United States Government.
Many other expeditions were made, until Cleaveland and his band were known and feared all over that country.
On one of these, it was ascertained that Major Hart, of Price's army, was at his home, fifteen miles from Weston, with ten men. The company immediately set forth to capture them, a woman-Mrs. Chandler --acting as guide.
The Major, his men, and the stock on his farm were taken and carried to Geary City, Kansas, where the stock was just put away and twelve men left as a guard over the prisoners, when forty Missourians rode up and demanded their surrender.
Chandler, who stood in the porch, said they would never surrender-when he was shot dea