Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, October 22, 1892, Image 2

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A VIEW OF TENNYSON.
MARGARET MANTON MKMHIIL DE
I -SCRIBES A RECENT INTERVIEW.
w th lol App'areil M ft Mauling nl
Hi ttnjrnl Srtilll.h airntilcat Unci
If In London MU lmirsW I'artan
i Billy A llrlnf Cnnvrrsattnn.
(Special CnrreKiiilvnce,
Mrw Yoiik, Oct. 18. Alfred Lord
Tennyson, who o recmitly laid down
kit buy pon and closed his eye forovor,
w lust Been In public, nt tlio Juno
Meeting of tlio llovnl Scottish Geo-
frunhlcal aocloty in London, nt which 1
(Ml I ho honor to bo n guest. Tlio
present Duko nf Argyll, who in tlio
president of tho nocloty, nut in hU ohnlr
In front of n small library inula which
wm placed upon n platfonn fauliiK tho
Mdienco. Tlio poet lauroato Bat nt his
right at tho ond of tho tablo.
TRNNYBON AND AHOYM
i a skstcli mitda on tho spot bjr Margaret
Mnnton Merrill. 1
irroi
1 do not think any ono nnw him ontor
ad take his neat. But when it wan
whitpercd through tho audionco that
Lord Tennyson was thero ho bocaino at
once the object of every ono's attention.
He teemed littlo interested in tho pro
ceedings himsolf. Hit whole appear
no indicated weariness and foeble
hm, He sat with ono arm resting on
she table and tlio other upon the arm of
Ma ehair and his cane.
His head was bent forward, and 1 had
a good view of tho face of the poet as
he looked at eighty-three. His hntr was
Iron gray not whlto. It was brushod
hack from a high, slightly receding
forehead, and hung in thin, wavy locks
down over tho collar of his cont. Tho
pointed beard was more lightly touched
with gray than tho hair. Tho lines in
his face were numerous, but not deep,
and bis eyes wore wonderful.
They were large and full almost like
the eyes oi it young man, They were
dark gray in color, with heavy black
lashes, and so full of expression that
they teemed Indeed the windows of a
poetio soul.
He was dressed in a manner not
egligeut I think negllgco would bo a
better word. It almost seemed as if
there was an air of weariness even about
kit clothes. A dark silk tcarf was loosely
Med under a Byron collar. His waist
eoat waa buttonod high, and his long
froek coat, nn fastened, hung loosely
about him.
At the close of the programme the
Dnke of Argyll spoko of tho presenco of
b .distinguished guest, and as ho did
to the audience simultaneously, and it
seemed almost involuntarily, rose to
their feet, It was an unusual tribute
from a gathoring of British pooplu, who
are not as a rule demonstrative.
Thero was a look upon tho poet's face
indescribable Ho turned' and spoko to
the duke, who immediately announced,
"Lord Tennyson desires mo to say to
job that he is ploasod and touched by
oar courtesy, and that it would gratify
Its very much to riso and speak to you,
but ho says that it was a groat effort for
him to be present with us tonight, and
he begs you to accept hit thanks and ex
ese him."
I The words of the poet were not re
eeired with applausei Tho feeling of
the people seemed too deep for that.
They were entirely satisfied to havo
tee him to have had him sit with
them.
I It was my very great .privilege and
tumor to be introduced to Lonl Tenny
tea oa this occasion and to shako hands
with him. It meant a great deal to
hold the hand that had penned "The
Idylls of the King."
i "You will pardon an old man for not
rhting," be said,
I had recited during the evening an
original poem, which I think I would
hardly have consented to do had I known
that Lord Teuuyson yra to bo present.
But when 1' wum presented to him ho
made very kindly mention of my work.,
MMKURRT MANTON MERRILL.
I tad, "My lord, it is a great gratlfi
twtioB to me that you should name any
effort of mine a poem."
"Ah," said he, with wonderful sim
plicity, "the world is full of poetry and
of poets."
Then, turning to the distinguished
president, he said quietly, "If your
grace will kindly oxcuso me I think I'll
retire."
During the last year Lord Tennyson
visited Ins old home at oomersby. Lin
eokwhlre. He went over all the spots
wMah a boy be frequented. While
there he grew reuiinUcent and relutcd
many incidents of his childhood. The
jafe.
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house whore ho was lxn still stands, li
Is n very humblo dwelling, for his fnthur,
who wai tho rector of tho iitnull parish
at Bomcrsby, win poor. Ho hud n large
family of chlhlioii, to nil of whom Ik
contrived to glvo nn education. Tin
three elder nous Frederick, Clmrloi nnd
Alfred woro all poets, and tho Hint ol
Alfred Tennyson's published wot l w
In a stnnll look which wns printed in
1827 by himsolf nnd Mi brother Cluirloi
tho title of which was "Tho I'oomi ol
Two Brothers."
On tho occasion of his attendance ut
tho Iloynl Scottish Geographical undid)
Lord Tonnynon on his way to Mm car
riago stopped a tnoinout in tho rcreptlor
room, where ho was Immediately stir
rounded by u throng of friends. Numcr
oiih inquiries wore made as to IiIh health,
To ono friend Tennyson said, "I nm
realizing more nnd more that thoro is n
limit upon human endeavor."
To another ho rmuarkodt "I fcol n con
tinual Sonne of oxtrome weariness )
think 1 shall soon bo 'crossing tho bar."'
The bark of tho poet has put out tc
ten thnt limitless sea on which thert
aro no returning ships.
MaUUAHUT M ANTON MkKIULU
OEOROIE HAS THE CHOLERA."
And
Dill Jnn.tiu Unnrittitlnei Him
In
Mill I'nnil.
sny goritlc, ncd bll Joiimoii 3 me Inlst mon
dl, nlnt It turlluil a bote tho colury.
how, I scd. .
well, lui wd, If mil I gets tho eolery thay
tnrn to group an dl. over In noo yorlk the
nepol r a friule they wll al git It conn a hut
lot ov botes down tlio river and a lull lot
ov pepcl was on them wot had the colury
thoB I scd, wot r wo gono 9 du with r tub
8 do.
lets pin colvry, till ed.
al rite, I sed.
then bll sed, u must b a man wot has got
the colory an u want 9 land out ov a bote.
hay.
yes, i mmI.
so we wont down S the mil pond nn we
maid n raft ov logs an I got on It. I had
up a yeller papur on n stlk 4 a flag, that
wan S let ovrl 1 no thny was eolery on tl
raft, then I maid the raft cum In uei-u th
the shore, an bll scd.
sail ho. whnts the nalin ov that craft.
this nlnt no craft Its a raft, I sod.
wel, whata her nalm an what port do she
cum frum.
I scd, Its the rottcrdam frum dontglvca
dam.
al wel on hard, yclld bll.
al hut me, I sed, an Itn nl alone, nl the
rest dido cumin over.
wats tho mater, bll scd.
eolery from drlnklu Jorsee water, I scd.
wel, u wll lialv 3 put balk 3 see, sed bll.
U cant land here.
so I maid tho raft go out In tho pond
aganti, an hll net down an hiked acrost the
pond out ov 3 old sody watr boltuls wat ho
had 4 spl glasses.
t got tired ov setln on tho raft In a. bo to 9
hours, an i scd.
bll. I gei we lialv plade long enoff, lm
cumin now an go home 3 suplr.
ho, no ii dont, ed bll. lm the helth of
ficii r ov this p rt, an u dont land hero a
sprcd the eolery among our mint.
I stnrtld 3 cum In, an wat did bll jonson
du but throw atones at me. I hit moon
the Islg an I comuiencld 3 crl.
I want 3 go home, I crlde,
u cant go. ii lialv got the worst kind ov
eolery or u woodent crl with the pain llko
that.
that settled it. evrl tlmoltrldeS land
oil fired st ouch nt me. wen It got dark I
wdsorful skart on the raft an I herd pa
calln me 4 suplr. Jest thosalui bll woodcut
let rue go In. he ncd he nowed his dutl nn
I coodent land If I won jlm corbut.
bl and hi pa cum 3 Ink 4 mo nn bll told
him I had eolery, pa got Heart an run
awny nn bl an hi a amberlauso cum nn tuk
me nway 3 n hoiwpldal, an I had 3 talk n
lot ov niedlcen, 1 4 I cood go homo thay
tuk ml close a way an burned em up.
I wont pla eolery aid more. gorgle.
Now York Mercury.
Dickons Didn't Like It.
When Charles Dickens wns In Washing
ton he'inet one morning on the steps of the
Capitol a young congressman from Ten
essco whom the great uovellst had offend
ed by his boorlshuess. That morning
Dickens wan In great good humor and full
of talk. "I have," said ho, "found an al
most exact counterpart of Little Nell."
"Little Noll who?" queried the Tonnes
ocean.
Dickens looked him over from head to
foot and from foot to head liefore ho snorted
out, "My Littlo Nell."
"Oh,1' said the TenneHxeean, "I didn't
know you had your daughter with you."
"I am speaking of the Little Nell of my
Action. ulr."Tvtfirtivl nickntm. MiihIiIiict.
"Oh," said the Imperturbable Tennes-
seean, you write novels, tio your uon't
you consider that a rather trilling occupa
tlon for n grown up ninuT'
Dickens snorted like a quarter horse and
hurried dowu tho avenue. Argonaut.
Old Acquaintance.
First Amateur SKrtsman Who wns
that old peasant who greeted you In so
friendly a manner Just uowr
Second Ditto Ha, hat An old friend of
mine. I shot him three tlmea last year.
Gewerbezeltung.
No Veil, No .Trade.
First Ofllce IJoy That dentist in room 48
doesn't seem to do much laisluuhs.
Second Ofllce Hoy Wliyf
First Ofllce Hoy 1 never hear anybody
yelling In there, Yankee Ula'de.
The I'roper Para.
"So you have n now servant girl," said
one housewife to another.
"Ye8."
"How does she like you?" Washington
BUr. ,
Oat Credit.
PerdlU I'll give him credit for getting
me an engagement ring.
Penelope 1 understand that's what the
jeweler did too. New York Herald.
Disaster.
Why did tbe maiden softly sigh
And lower her lovely face,
And why did tears come to her eye
And lean Ihilr telltale trace?
"Oh, dear," sho cried, "I ue ver thought" -
Iler lips expressed a pout
"You bad your trouhcr creased so nice.
And I have them out."
-Detroit re I'l
Mettled.
Yeel Shakespeare wrote the plays 'tis clear
touio.
Lord Uacon'a claltn's coadeiuned before ll:r
bar.
He'd not have penned, "What fools these uior
talshel"
Bot more correct-"What fools Iheaeiiinr
taUarel" -Harper' liaiar.
VALE VIVANDIEKK.
THE TRENCH ARMY LOSES ITS M031
PICTURESQUE FEATURE.
The !mitlnlera Mystem In IN tUifn-n
Willi Tlii VUinillTH Wax a IViullm
Milium of lliti MUter of Merry anil
lh Opera ItmiR'n Uneeii,
lHrclnl Con conclrnco.l
PaMh, Oct. 13, Ono of tho most pic
tnrcfliuo features of tho French aiiiiy li
about to disappear, for slnco tho ainbu
lanco systum has bcon (icrfuctod tin
"cnntiuloro" tins gradually loit much ol
her importance, nnd it is rcporto.l tluil
sho Is now to b
tllsK)IISCll w 1 1 1.
nltogothor. One
cannot help ro
grettliigthlifnut
for tiothlug wat
prettier than tht
gay ami brilliant
figuro of tlif
Fronch cantl
nloro as she
marched past nt
tho head of the
regiment with
hor short skirts,
long red trousers,
plumed lint jaun
tily cocked on
ono side, and
with tho little
barrel hanging
l ii-j '"T ironi nor Hiioiii'
w' dor by n tricol
VIVANDIKKK, 1703. orod scarf, and
which always contained a reviving
draft of brandy for hor beloved "chib
dren," ns sho called the Boldiors ol
Franco,
No liotter description hns over Immjii
given of tho cantiuloro than is to bu
found in Ouida'a popular novel, "Undei
Two Flags." Clgin-otto, tho horoluo,
is tho truo tyiw, if somowhat poetized,
of this vivacious, joyous, plucky, un
daunted nnd mischievous member of the
fair sex, who hns for ro long a period
followed tho Fronch army to glory, nnd,
alas, of Into years to defeat. Evet
cheerful nnd bright, the cnutintero has
flitted on all tho battlefields of Europe,
tending the wounded, feeding tho hrii
gry nnd moistening tho parched lips of
tho dying from hor over ready little
barrol.
Sho wns n peculiar mixture of the
Bister of mercy nnd of tho opera boufle
queen a bird with guy plumago, but pos
sessing nil tho sterling qualities which
uphold sinking energies, nnd infuse now
life in those who lire wenry unto death
namely, resolution, courngo touching to
temerity, and completo devotion to suf
fering humanity. No wonder that tho
army of Franco should bo repining over
the loss of so useful and so nttrnctlvo,
not to say so beloved, a personality, nnd
that tho Hat which has gono forth ro.
gnrding hor has snddoned so many n
bravo heart.
Countless nro indeed tho deeds 01
vnlor nnd abnegation which can bo laid
nt the door of tho "enntiniero" during
tho din of bnttlo, for sho feared nolther
bullets nor Hwords, nnd utterly regard
less of her own safety eho wns nlwnys
to bo found whero her tender, If some
what rough, ministrations' were most
needed.
Olio of tho veterans of tho corps of
enntinicres is Mmo. Vinlar, a Lorraine
by birth, who is now Hearing her six
tieth year. Sho is n widow nnd bos
Been much servico. When only twenty-
two years of ago
sho accompanied
hor regiment, tho
lUlst, totho Cri
mean, and by hor
Intrepidity under
flro earned the ad
miration of both
officers and men.
"Indefatigable in gJ5
her devotion so
ran tho address
presented to tho
French govern
ment on hor be
half "this bravo
woman was con
stantly in the
trenches when
duty
called the
regiment tliltlicr,
sucuoTlng tbe
wounded under
the enemy's flro,
or lavishlmr her
enro on them, cantiniere, 1848.
whether on the Held of Maslak, during
tho Yeuikalo and Dahlnr- oxpcHlltions, or
during tho slego of SeviiBtapol." During
tho Fruuco-Ucrinnu war sho enrncd fresh
laurels, and as tho result sho was deco
rated with tho military medal which
now hangs ou her breast next to tho
Crimean medal, which she bad already
received.
Another woman who deserves tho most
enthusiastic mention is Mine. Louise
do Dcaulieu. Sho lost nn arm during
tho Franco-Prussian wnr of 1870-1, and
besides tho military medal sho possesses
eight "Meduilles do Sauretngo" (medals
granted for having saved lives ut the
peril of her own) nnd tho cross of officer ,
of the Legion of Honor.
Sho distinguished herself at tho bat
tle of Nnuterro, of tho Dourgot, of Bry-Bur-Mnnue
and of Villiers, searching for
the wounded ull over the bloody Held
under a hail of bullots and balls, and at
Champigny, on tho 3d of December, an
obus shattered hor right arm while sho
was bending over a dying man. Even
this did not stop her, for she remained
to tho lust moment nt Oroslny bandag
ing the wounded with ono bund and
tying ligatures with her teeth!
Sad to reluto, Mmo, do Deuulleu is to
day very poor and earns a precarious
living by selling cheap toys on the
boulevards.
IMoro the portals of the Grands Mag
aztnu du Louvre in the Ruo de Rivolo is
to be observed every afternoon a very
old woman whose uncovered head is
now white. Ruin or shine, she sits
there, offering to tho passersby tiny lit
tle bunches of violets for two cents, On
lift -vast shine 6v or six military med
(3
als, among which niothowof thoCrimi t
of Italy nnd of tho Medjldle. Hho i
niiother rello or bygono days, n poor ol
cniitliiieio who followed tho thon tr
umphaiit flag of Franco from west I
enst, but who is now forsaken nnd fo
gotten, for, cruel ns it may appear, I her
noblo women who havo sacrificed the
whole oxlstuuco to their country hid i.
entitled to rcccivim (tension fiom t,
government.
A moat touching incident wai relate
to mo a few yours ago by General Con.,
do Koratry, audit Is soc'ttractomtl
that I cannot reilst tho temptation u
transcribing it here,
It hnpiHMicd during tho Kabyllun ox
pedltlous at tho timoof tho Algerian i i
suriectlon. One day a detncliiiiont ol
Jotiavos and chasseurs d'Afrlquo wu
sent to reconuoltur tho position of tin
enemy far Into tho desert; tho soldlev
were accompanied by their cantlniun
ami by her wagon filled with provisions
On tho second night of tho march Mk
littlo troop was suddonly surrounded
8,000 or 10,000 Arabs. The mon tool
rof ugo behind it tnnglo of stunted mliiio:a
Soon tho fray grow fast and furious. Un
fortunately but littlo ammunition luul
boon brought by tho French detachment
and after it fow hours of hard lightiu".
tho officer n command found to his hor
ror that tho position could not bo held
nny.lougor, nnd that In splto of tho ul
tuoHt incredible valor of his mon death
was staring them in tho face.
Being given tho force of tlio nttuckiu j
party, it was useless to think of attomp;-
ing n "troueo,'
nnd tho you. if
captain therufon
gave tho coui'
maud to draw
swords and to re
celvo on the point
of tho bnyoiictf
tho howling, i;ch
ticulating crowd
of whlto bur
noused Arabs,
who, noticing
that the euo..iyV
flro was slacken
ing, wore evi
dently making
preparations to
invndo thoii
thorny retreat.
At this truly tor
rlblo moment th
utterly unex-
cantiniehk dr cav- pected sound ol
KLUIE. 1850. French bugler
reached tho curs of tho besieged, and a
regiment of chasseurs charged nnd
routed the followers of tho prophet in
less time tbun it takes to relate ihU
short episode.
It wus only when calm had Ix-eu ro
stored nnd when tho prisoners capti..ed
in tho short combat had been iKiund
hand and foot thnt the cuptuin of the
detachment discovered bow this rci
ment of chasseurs had cotno to his as
sistance nt so timely a moment. The
cantiuloro at tho beginning of the en
gagement had jumped on a liorce, mid
galloping ull tho way to' tho encamp
ment of Mcdcah, situated somo fifteen
miles distnnt, had summoned help. In
so doing bIio may bo said to havo carried
hor life in her hand, for it was only with
tho greatest difficulty thnt sho avoided
tho Arnb outposts. Sho suffered fright
ful fatigue in this mad race across the
burning sands of tho dosert, pursued by
tho awful thoughts that should sho not
nrrivo in time her beloved "comrades'
would bo butchered lieforo sho could
rescuo thorn, and yet it wus sho who led
tho rescuers back to tho spot whero u
handful of braves hnd been struggling
for six mortal hours with an overpower
ing' number of enraged Arabs, and it
wus by her energy nnd well nigh in
credibjo force of enduranco that many n
valuable oxistonco wns saved that night.
Tho Duchess do la Rochefoucauld,
mother-in-law to tho young American
duchess of the samo name, nee Miss
Mitchell, is nlso an ex-cantintero.
Of her birth nnd origin It is impossible
to speak extensively, inasmuch as she
was u foundling, and as soon us sho at
tained womanhood sho becamo n vivan
dlere or cantiniere of tho reglmont in
which her futuro husband was serving
as odlcer.
He married hor whllo campaigning in
Algeria, and tho mesalliuuco created an
enormous sensation nt tho time. Indoed
for u enntiniero to marry u commissioned
officer wns nn nbsolutely unheard of oc
currence, for tho highest rank in which
women of her class bad until then been
accustomed to look for a husband 'was
that of corporal.
As I said nbovo, although in times of
peaco the business of these vlvnndieres
was restricted to dispensing liquor at
tho canteen to tho men, yet in warfare
their duties becamo of n far more exten
sive nature, partaking more of thoso of
Sisters of Mercy or ambulance nurses.
They wero subjected to a very severe
discipline, und
being on terms
of camaraderie
with tho men
their langungo
was apt to be
pictnrosquoly
graphic and ns
highly colored as
thnt of tho ordi
nary trooper.
It may there
fore bo readily
imagined li o w
great was tho
shock when the,
head of the an
clout and noble
house of La
Rochefou c u u 1 d
attempted to in
troduco Into the
Faubourg St.
Germain tho ex
vivnndiero whom
ho bad made his cantiniere de zoo
duchess. I need AVE3' 1B00'
scarcely say that hor reception by the
ancient aristocracy was not of an ex
ceedingly cordial nature, und both she
and her two tons havo always been
subjected to a sort of semiostruclsm on
tho part of tho other brunches of the
family. MAitquisB de Kerqoet.
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