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Old 18-02-2016, 04:53 AM   #2962
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William Frederick Cody was born on February 26, 1846 on a farm just outside Le Claire, Iowa.. His father Isaac was born on September 5, 1811, in Toronto Township, Upper Canada, now part of Mississauga, Ontario, directly west of Toronto..Mary Ann Bonsell Laycock, Cody's mother, was born about 1817 in New Jersey, near Philadelphia.. After Mary Laycock moved to Cincinnati to teach school, she met and married Isaac Cody.. She was a descendant of Josiah Bunting, a Quaker who had settled in Pennsylvania..They lived in Ontario for several years.In 1853, Isaac Cody sold his land in rural Scott County, Iowa for $2000, and he and his family moved to Fort Leavenworth..He was invited to speak at Rively's store, a local trading post where pro-slavery men often held meetings.. His antislavery speech so angered the crowd that they threatened to kill him if he didn't step down..One man jumped up and stabbed Cody twice with a bowie knife.. Rively, the store's owner, rushed Isaac Cody to get treatment, but he never fully recovered from his injuries..In Kansas, the family was frequently persecuted by pro-slavery supporters..During his return trip he caught a respiratory infection which, compounded by the lingering effects of his stabbing and complications from kidney disease, led to Isaac Cody's death in April 1857.. After the father's death, the Cody family suffered financially.. At age 11, Bill Cody took a job with a freight carrier as a "boy extra." On horseback he would ride up and down the length of a wagon train, and deliver messages between the drivers and workmen..According to Cody's account in Buffalo Bill's Own Story, the Utah War was where he first began his career as an "Indian fighter"..At the age of 14, in 1860 Cody was struck by gold fever, but on his way to the gold fields, he met an agent for the Pony Express..He worked at this until he was called home to his sick mother's bedside..In 1863 at age 17, he enlisted as a teamster with the rank of private in Company H, 7th Kansas Cavalry and served until discharged in 1865..

Goodbye Horses Dance ..

"Buffalo Bill" got his nickname after the American Civil War, when he had a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo meat..Cody is purported to have killed 4,282 American bison (commonly known as buffalo) in 18 months, (1867–1868).. Cody and hunter William Comstock competed in an 8-hour buffalo-shooting match over the exclusive right to use the name, in which Cody won by killing 68 bison to Comstock's 48..Comstock, part Cheyenne and a noted hunter, scout, and interpreter, used a fast-shooting Henry repeating rifle, while Cody competed with a larger-caliber Springfield Model 1863, which he called Lucretia Borgia after legendary beautiful, ruthless Italian noblewoman, the subject of a popular contemporary Victor Hugo play of the same name..The first London production was at Her Majesty's Theatre on 6 June 1839 with Giulia Grisi and Mario.. When the opera was staged in Paris (Théâtre des Italiens) in 1840, Victor Hugo obtained an injunction against further productions within the domain of French copyright law.. The libretto was then rewritten and retitled La rinegata, with the Italian characters changed to Turks, and the performances were resumed..Cody went back to work for the Army in 1868 and was Chief of Scouts for the Third Cavalry during the Plains Wars..he scouted for Indians and fought in 16 battles..In 1869, Cody met Ned Buntline.. Afterward, Buntline published a story for Street and Smith's New York Weekly which was based on Cody's adventures .. Cody was active in the concordant bodies of Freemasonry, fraternal organization, being initiated in Platte Valley Lodge No. 32, North Platte, Nebraska, on March 5, 1870.. He received his 2nd and 3rd degrees on April 2, 1870, and January 10, 1871, respectively..In January 1872, Cody was a scout for Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia's highly publicized royal hunt..Cody claimed to have had many other jobs, including as a trapper..In December 1872, Cody traveled to Chicago to make his stage debut with friend Texas Jack Omohundro in The Scouts of the Prairie..In 1883, in the area of North Platte, Nebraska, Cody founded "Buffalo Bill's Wild West", a circus-like attraction that toured annually..In 1893, Cody changed the title to "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World".. The show began with a parade on horseback, with participants from horse-culture groups that included US and other military, cowboys, American Indians, and performers from all over the world in their best attire..Turks, Gauchos, Arabs, Mongols and Georgians, displayed their distinctive horses and colourful costumes...

Deck card signed by Buffalo Bill..

The canopic jars were 4 in number, each for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife.. There was no jar for the heart: the Egyptians believed it to be the seat of the soul, and so it was left inside the body..Since the first incarnation, the Bowie knife has come to incorporate several recognizable and characteristic design features, although in common usage the term refers to any large sheath knife with a crossguard and a clip point..The knife pattern is still popular with collectors; in addition to various knife manufacturing companies there are hundreds of custom knife makers producing Bowies & variations..

The Wild West first went to London in 1887 as part of the American Exhibition,which coincided with the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, requested a private preview of the Wild West performance; he was impressed enough to arrange a command performance for Queen Victoria.. The Queen enjoyed the show and meeting the performers, setting the stage for another command performance on June 20, 1887 for her Jubilee guests.. Royalty from all over Europe attended, including the future Kaiser Wilhelm II and future King George V..These royal encounters provided Buffalo Bill’s Wild West an endorsement and publicity that ensured its success..Buffalo Bill’s Wild West closed its successful London run in October 1887 after more than 300 performances, with more than 2.5 million tickets sold..The tour made stops in Birmingham and Manchester.. He became a Knight Templar in 1889 the show toured Europe, and in 1890 Cody met Pope Leo XIII.. On 8 March 1890, a competition took place.. Buffalo Bill had met some of the Italian "butteri" (Italian equivalent of cowboys) and said his men were more skilled at roping calves and performing other similar actions..Cody set up an independent exhibition near the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, which greatly contributed to his popularity in the US and received his 32nd degree in Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1894..

It vexed the promoters of the fair, who had first rejected his request to participate..On October 29, 1901 outside Lexington, North Carolina, a freight train crashed into one unit of the train carrying Buffalo Bill's show from Charlotte, North Carolina to Danville, Virginia.. The freight train's engineer had thought that the entire show train had passed, not realizing it was three units, and returned to the tracks.. 110 horses were killed by the Incident or had to be put down later.. These included "Old Pap" and "Old Eagle".. No people were killed but Annie Oakley's injuries were so severe that she was told she would never walk again..In 1908, Pawnee Bill and Buffalo Bill joined forces and created the "Two Bills" show.. That show was foreclosed on when it was playing in Denver, Colorado..Cody died on January 10, 1917, ( Cause of death Kidney failure) surrounded by family and friends at his sister's house in Denver.. Cody was baptized into the Catholic Church the day before his darth by Father Christopher Walsh of the Denver Cathedral..He received a full Masonic funeral..tributes were made by George V, Upon the news of Cody's death, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and President Woodrow Wilson..His funeral service was in Denver at the Elks Lodge Hall..I don't know about that, but it makes me think of Indians..They got name like, uhh, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Running Bear, Black Elk..

The history and origin of the Buffalo Club are obscure and many versions are in existence.. A folk origin of the game states that Buffalo Club stems from the gunslinging days of the Wild West where the use of one's right hand (the shooting hand) was at times a matter of life or darth..Thus, recreational activities such as playing cards or drinking were done with the left hand only to avoid severe consequences..Once a player begins playing Buffalo, they are playing it for the rest of their life...

The canonical 5 Ripper victims are..

Mary Anne "Polly" Nichols..

Five teeth were missing, and there was a slight laceration of the tongue..On the left side of the neck, about 1 in. below the jaw, there was an incision about 4 in. in length, and ran from a point immediately below the ear..That incision completely severed all the tissues down to the vertebrae..The cuts must have been caused by a long-bladed knife, moderately sharp, and used with great violence..There were no injuries about the body until just about the lower part of the abdomen..There were several incisions running across the abdomen. There were three or four similar cuts running downwards, on the right side, all of which had been caused by a knife which had been used violently and downwards, the injuries were form left to right and might have been done by a left handed person.. All the injuries had been caused by the same instrument..

Annie Chapman..

The left arm was placed across the left breast..He noticed that the throat was dissevered deeply; that the incision through the skin were jagged and reached right round the neck... On the wooden paling between the yard in question and the next, smears of blood, corresponding to where the head of the deceased lay, were to be seen.. These were about 14 inches from the ground, and immediately above the part where the blood from the neck lay.. It must have been a very sharp knife with a thin narrow blade, and must have been at least 6 in. to 8 in. in length, probably longer..There were indications of anatomical knowledge..A handkerchief was round the throat of the deceased when he saw it early in the morning.. He should say it was not tied on after the throat was cut..There were two distinct clean cuts on the left side of the spine..The abdomen had been entirely laid open: the intestines, severed from their mesenteric attachments, had been lifted out of the body and placed on the shoulder of the corpse; whilst from the pelvis, the uterus and its appendages with the upper portion of the vagina and the posterior two thirds of the bladder, had been entirely removed.. No trace of these parts could be found..The mode in which the knife had been used seemed to indicate great anatomical knowledge...

Elizabeth Stride..

Deceased had a silk handkerchief round her neck, and it appeared to be slightly torn..There was mud on the left side of the face and it was matted in the head..There was a clear-cut incision on the neck..The cut was very clean and deviated a little downwards. The arteries and other vessels contained in the sheath were all cut through..The heart was small, the left ventricle firmly contracted, and the right slightly so.. There was no clot in the pulmonary artery, but the right ventricle was full of dark clot..

Catherine Eddowes ..

The intestines had been detached to a large extent from the mesentery.. About two feet of the colon was cut away.. The signoid flexure was invaginated into the rectum very tightly..Right kidney was pale, bloodless with slight congestion of the base of the pyramids..There was a cut from the upper part of the slit on the under surface of the liver to the left side, and another cut at right angles to this, which were about an inch and a half deep and two and a half inches long.. Liver itself was healthy.. The gall bladder contained bile..The pancreas was cut, but not through, on the left side of the spinal column..Three and a half inches of the lower border of the spleen by half an inch was attached only to the peritoneum..The peritoneal lining was cut through on the left side and the left kidney carefully taken out and removed.. The left renal artery was cut through.. I would say that someone who knew the position of the kidney must have done it..I believe the perpetrator of the act must have had considerable knowledge of the position of the organs in the abdominal cavity and the way of removing them.. It required a great deal of medical knowledge to have removed the kidney and to know where it was placed..My attention was called to the apron, particularly the corner of the apron with a string attached.. The blood spots were of recent origin...

Mary Kelly..

The whole of the surface of the abdomen and thighs was removed and the abdominal cavity emptied of its viscera.. The breasts were cut off, the arms mutilated by several jagged wounds and the face hacked beyond recognition of the features.. The tissues of the neck were severed all round down to the bone..The viscera were found in various parts viz: the uterus and kidneys with one breast under the head, the other breast by the right foot the liver between the feet, the intestines by the right side and the spleen by the left side of the body.. The flaps removed from the abdomen and thighs were on a table..Both breasts were more or less removed by circular incisions, the muscle down to the ribs being attached to the breasts.. In the abdominal cavity there was some partly digested food of fish and potatoes.. Mary Kelly as she was found in her bed at 13 Miller's Court..

Comparative anatomy is the study of similarities and differences in the anatomy of different species..The first specifically anatomical investigation separate from a surgical or medical procedure is associated by early commentators with Alcmaeon of Croton..For centuries, the pig has been considered a suitable animal model in medical research due to its many similarities with human anatomy..Dissection is a medical practice utilized in pathology and forensic medicine during autopsy..Vivisection is related to dissection, but is done on living specimens..A significant difference between the horse skeleton and that of a human is the lack of a collarbone..Bovidae is the biological family of cloven-hoofed, ruminant mammals..Before the introduction of horses, bison were herded into large chutes made of rocks and willow branches and trapped in a corral called a buffalo pound and then slaughtered or stampeded over cliffs, called buffalo jumps..In the case of a jump, large groups of people would herd the bison for several miles, forcing them into a stampede that drove the herd over a cliff..A good horseman could easily lance or shoot enough bison to keep his tribe and family fed, as long as a herd was nearby..The bison provided meat, leather, and sinew for bows...

The numbers 1 to 10 are usually expressed in Roman numerals as follows:

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X..The infamous “inverted V” shapes left by Jack on Eddowes' face... by interrogating the other passengers could I hope to see the light, but when I began to question them, the light, as Macbeth would have said, thickened..Then the whole business with the train..Was he, in your opinion, a gentleman?.I really think you should mind your own business.. I have tried..but I can't..Doesn't your intuition tell you anything?.Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it..There is a considerable difference between military intelligence and normal intelligence..I expect most psychiatrists have a patient or two they'd like to refer to me..Back at his chair he cannot remember what he was reading...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite - Get set for Ecky thump..I still shudder when I think about the warrior who came up behind me, and the thwacking he gave me with his pork sword...

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