Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
Bill was extremely watchful. He realized that the region around Salem had been covered by the Southerners. He decided to travel on the rest of the night. He came upon another group of Southerners about five miles from Salem. He was able to avoid them, but the delay meant that the sun would already be high in the sky before he could arrive at Captain Lyons, headquarters.
CAUGHT BY THE INDIANS
"Well, Bill," Captain Lyons said, "these papers from Davison determine my actions. There is proof here that Governor Jackson is with the South and that he is planning to raise troops and turn over the fortifications and ammunition to them.
"We shall forstall them by taking immediate action. We have the Southerners confined to the lower hart of Missouri so it should not be too difficult to drive them from the state."
Bill's way back was comparatively undisturbed. He was given a warm welcome by Davison. The