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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1897)
TO A SOUTHERN GIRU
Would match the Southern kie
When Southern kie were bluest
Will always take its part
Where Southern hearts are truest;
The genu of Southern girls.
Her w inning smile disclose;
When admiration speaks.
Were only Southern roes.
By nature and by choice.
E'en those who know her slightest
As soft as Southern wind
When Southern winds are lightest.
As Sight as wine or chaff.
Breaks clear at witty sallies.
Run bubbling through the nooks
Of all her Southern valleys.
With all its charms, forsooth
Alas, too well I know it!
A song of love and fame
Sung hy some Southern poet;
In future years maybe
These verses will discover.
May read this little rhyme
Sung hy a Northern lover.
BY MUTUAL .CONSENT.
She was seated on the grasi, with liei
shoulders propped up against a camp
stool; there were two or three garden
benches Ma tiding about, but she said
she preferred to sit on the grass it
made her feel more 'country."
To intensify this feeling she had
clothed her fresh young beauty in a
marvelous organdy, so sheer that her
arms gleamed through it like alabaster,
and had pinned on her bright head a
great hat drooping with roses. By her
side leaned a white parasol edged with
Her companion, a young man in ten
nis flannels, who waft stretched at her
feet, had commented sarcastically upon
her "rustic attire," and a hot discussion
had ensued, a discussion happily inter
rupted by the arrival of a servant with
a tray of iced lemonade.
"Ah," said Miss Gresham, helping
herself to one of the fronted glasses,
"if there Is one person for whom 1 en
tertain an undying affection it is Betty!
I know we are indebted to her for this.
She Is one of those rare people who
always do the correct thing."
"Betty," repeated Markland, lazily,
sipping his lemonade, "and who is
"He has forgotten Betty!" cried the
girl, "and has no more shame than to
confess it! Betty, who was always his
sworn champion and who has helped
him oat of I do not know how many
crapes. This la the effect, I suppose,
of college travel and society."
"Betty!" again repeated Markland.
!i!" a sudden light springing to his
eyes "your old nurse, of course. Why,
certainly I remember her dear com- j
panlon of my youth! But I did not rec
ognize her by so common a title. To
me she always neemed a beneficent
genius, a good angel, rafiher than an
ordinary mortal." He lifted his glass
To Betty," he said; "may her shadow
never grow Im."
"Betty was asking me about you the
other day," said the girl; "she wanted
to know if you still rode and loated
and swam like you used to do. I told
her you had given up dancing because
of the exertion." She looked at him
"Did she ask you anything about
your own life?" said Markland, sitting
n.p "a resume of how you put in your
time during the winter season In town
might be interesting to her, and cer
"Anything I do Is interesting to her,"
she responded, coldly.
"Do you know." he said, "I have been
murveliug over you ever since I came.
I cannot quite realize that yon ha re been
ten days in The country without being
bored. How have you accomplished It?
I thought that the day of miracles was
"My good Tony," remarked Mis
Gresham, patronizingly, "you must not
Judge other people by yourself; it is a
very foolish and narrow-minded way
of doing. Because you cannot exUt
happily without your chilis and thea
ters no reason why I can't."
"r never knew you belonged to a
eh," observed Markland, mildly.
"Hare you developed into tlwt wonder,
a new woman?"
"Oh, nonsense: You know I . wag
peaking figuratively! I mean that I
am not wedded to any particular state
of thingsthat I can adapt myself to
circumstances and enjoy whatever
"Can you? How delightful: But,
Jetting aside, ha it not been rather
slow for you here, without any girl
for you to see through and scorn and
be amused by nor men to analyse and
Craw job out and get Interested in?"
"How do you know there bare been
!! bare jour own word for it I
T:zz yon refuse four of your beat
:ads permission to visit yon down
:r, and I Inferred that the common
"I bad been no better treated."
'yft rW iae'sald. "yon are right. My
"J!'tik bee nnlnraded. I have
."irrj tad enjoying myself tbor
' Cjr CM wy"-ewddenly"who
Cat ye m1 comer
x tr-t I til to ran down to
Vtzint ta I taoognt it
not to drop In
i L.Jvri.r:r retting en.
f fc-iatfl Bo yon
jHfiid Is down; fell tu the August storm
Huston tell me."
"Oh, am so sorry! We used to
she jKitiM-d, blushing.
"Yes," he responded, "so we did.
And he glanced at her laughingly.
"And the house?" she hurried on;
"how does It look?"
"Awfully everything gone to pieces;
dust, eobwet and mold everywhere;
the family portraits white with mil
dew." "Oh, Tony," she cried, "how dreadful!
You really ought to do something about
"I shall." he said. "I was fond of the
place as a lad, and the trip down here
has awakened all the old feeling. I am
tired to death of society, lhe exertion of
dancing" smiling "and the bother of
being agreeable to people that one
doesn't -.ire a rap alwut; so I have half
made up my mind to marry and settle
down in the country; that is," slowly
"if 1 can persuade -the girl I love to
consent to bury herself for my sake."
Miss Gresham looked down; her face
had lost a Hole of its bright color, but
the pallor was in no way unbecoming.
"I thought the best thing to do was
to come and talk over the matter with
you," he said, after a somewhat awk
ward pause: "you always help a fellow
so with your advice."
"I imagine," she replied, that if a
woman cared for a man she would go
with him anywhere."
'Exactly, but that is the question
does she care for me? You we" gaz
ing at her steadily" she is a society
girl, used to a good deal of gayety and
movement and excitement, and It doen
not seem quite fair to ask her to come
down here, does it? It looks conceited
and selfish, as If one thought a good
deal of oneself, don't you know!"
She looked at him gravely.
"Do I know her?" he asked. "Is she
some one you have known a Ions
"Oh, yes, since I was quite a boy."
"Is she pretty?"
"Of course, you ought to know that."
"I suppose" slowly "she never says
unkind things or sees through other
people as a some of your other
"Unkind things? No. Btu as to see
ing thro::g'i people" -breaking into a
laugh "I am obliged to admit th;it she
does. You see, she has been out a lot,
and the rosy liondage is a bit out of
pliice; natural enough, don't you
"I suppose so" doulrtf u!ly "one can
not go through life with one's eyes
shut; that is, if anyone has any brains,
and yet, somehow or other. I don't
quite like the description. You are such
a good fellow, Tony, for all your affec
tation, that you ought to marry some
body very much atwve the average."
"And so I shall."
"You always said," she went on,
"that I might choose a wife for you.
Don't you remember Just before you
went to college that last ride we took?"
"How we agreed to atsk each other's
advice about the people we should mar
ry, and how we promised that neither
of us would get engaged without the
"Of course I remember. I am quite
willing to abide by the old contract. I
shall never marry without your per
mission." "Oh, Tony, really?"
She gazed at him with parted lips
and shiniDg eyes.
"You are very trusting how do you
know that I shall not take a base ad
vantage of your implicit confidence and
refuse my consent altogether? Vou
don't know how lonesome it will be
going out next winter without you. I
have got so ued to having you around
that I don't believe I'll enjoy myself la
the least unless you are there."
She pondered a moment.
"Come." she said. "I will compro
mise. I won't forbid the banns alto
gether, but you must not think of mar
rying until I am tired of society and
ready to take the fatal tep myself
How will that suit you?"
"Perfectly, if you don't put it off too
"Oh, well, that I don't know. I have
about decided to be a spinster."
"Come, now, that Isn't fair. Suppose
we agreed to be married the same day?
That meets with your approval? Well.
10 seep uuii promise iresti in your
memory" reaching over and taking
her hand "wear this for my sake."
He drew her glove off very gently
and sliped a loop of diamonds on her
The blood flashed to her cheeks.
'Tony," she cried, the full meaning
of his action breaking over her, "Tony,
I don't understand. I "
"Oh, yes, you do," he answered,
drawing a reassuring arm about her.
"but for fear you might make a mis
take and go off and marry another fel
low, I will make my meaning clearer.
I love you I have always loved you. I
hare never dreamed of asking anyone
else to marry me. I would have told
you ao before, but you are such a
dreadful little flirt that I was afraid
to test my fate. What say you, sweet
heart? Shall we marry and settle
down at the old place?"
"And H was I all the time," she mur
mured, "and I thought you meant
"Wbor asked Markland, curiously.
:Oh, new mind," hastily "I see
now. what an absurd Idea It was. 80
yon a)waya Iored me, ever since I waa
a child? Well, really, Tony, It was
only fair, for I never cared for anyone
aa I cared for yon. Come, let us go la
and tell Betty." New Orleans Times.
. TfcaaUctt Ma,
" shall tpply lor a divorce. Be la
treating me like a dog and be makes
m wort VSsm fcorta.7
-Tfa tbaa jraej) soocU mala yew
eetr;!j 10 tit Eadtty for toe Pro
taetea of it:S aJ ect to tU
cr --lCatw O rtsit."
THEIR STORIES DIDN'T AGREE.
How the Klcvator Man Got the Sph
fcditor Into trouble.
"I've a good notion to get a gun and
shoot that elevator mail," said one of
the sub-editors in a rage as he tossed a '
bundle of proofs on the floor.
"What' the matter?" asked an assist
ant. "What's he been doiug to you now
making you walk up the stairs
"Xo," roared the sub-editor. "But I'll
make him walk up the stains, if he isn't
careful -up the golden stairs, at that."
"But what ha he done to you?" again
asked the assistant. "Surely you aren't
going to send an elevator man to king
dom come Just for nothing. What's all
I the trouble?"
"Oh. trouble enough," snapped the
sub-editor. "Last night I took my wife
down to a theater and came over here
to the shop to see if everything was
going all right, 1 expected to go back
in a minute, but when I got here I found
that the 'old man' had left, word to have
me come over to his house If 1 came
in; he had something to tell me about
how he wanted the paper made up.
"Well. I bustled over, thinking I could
go; back lief ore the theater was out."
continued the sub-editor, "but I didn't.
My wife came over here alone, of
course, when the show was out, aud
mad, too. liecause 1 had let her wander
around town alone so late at night.
When she got In the elevator the bloom
ing idiot who runs it, thinking he was
doing me a good turn by making my
wife believe I was sticking close around
the office and tending to business, began
to tell her where I was. "Just went out
a minute ago. He was with a couple of
gentlemen. I guess they just went out
to get a cigar or something.'
"I found my wife wailing for me !:t
the office when I came ba.-k. I began
to apologize, of course, for letting her
come away from the theater aln". a i l
explained that 1 had been over to see
the 'old man I thought she looked at
me rather queerl.v, but she didn't s.'iy
anything until I had finished. Theii
she gave me a sour stare and said: 'It's
a pity you couldn't make your stories
agree She told me about the 'two
gentlemen' with whom I went out to -ft
a. i-iar, ami in spite or all I '.an say ;
now she thinks I was loafing around m- ''
loons downtown In preference to being
in a theater with her. She actually be- j
lieves that lying elevator man rather I
than believe me." I
i'erharw that because he hasn't
fooled her as often as you have." sug
gested the assistant, and he just dodged
a paper weight as he scooted out the
door. Chicago Times-Herald.
Had Hade a Minute.
It was the judge doing the talking.
"One of my most peculiar experiences
was while I was on the bench down
in Pennsylvania. Hunk Wodders was!
brought down from the mountains
charged with stealing a shoat from one
of his neighbors. I had hunted ami
fished with the old fellow as a guide
and felt worry to see him In trouble. I
asked him if he wanted a jury trial.
" 'Don't want no trial 'tall,' he replied
doggedly. Til just plead guilty. I
hain't got no witness or no friends.
They'll jist swear I stole that hog an
wher'll I be?"
" 'Rut did you steal it. Hunk?'
" 'Didn't steal uothin'. Rut I kin
take my medicine
" 'I'll euter a plea of not guilty and
appoint a lawyer to defend you. You
shall have a chance to prove your Innocent-.'
" 'I hain't a goiu' to fool 'round with
no lawyer. I bought that shoat from
a feller, an' that's all there are to it.'
"Then I nlled hlui to me and whis
lK'red: 'Now, honest, Hunk. In'tweeii
man and man. did you steal the pig'.'
" Must at ween you and me, jedge?'
"'No one else shall know a word
. " 'Course I did. That there measly
Bill Sims owed me $3 fur t wo years an'
I jest lifted the shoat to get even
"The case went to trial. The testi
mony against Hunk was strong and I
charged the jury as fairly as I ever did
Iu my life, but they acquitted him.
"Then Hunk came up to me with
flushed face and hanging head. "Ron
my soul, Jedge, I didn't mean fur ter
tell you no lie. I thought I stole that
shoat. but it 'pears I didn't "
The following is a process for etch
ing letters, names, or designs on me
tallic goods, rfuch as knives for In-'
stance: The object are covered with ,
the following mixture; One litre of
naphtha, oue-thlrd keg of carbon bisul
phide.' two kegs of pulverized resin, fif
teen kegs of chloride of copper. After
covering with a thin layer of this the '
stencil or type Is washed with a weak
solution of Potash aud Dressed on the
surface, whicn is then washed, after thoutmniU of Confederates whose for
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of salamoniac through which a cur-1 fon:e uc wo,,,d have h,', u Me ve
rent 1 passed, which Uieu etches the ' Mii'lllfJ or might have become a
metal where the insulating coat
According to a French journal, an In
ventor has devised an electrical ar
rangement which consists of a micro
phone placed near the head of a bs.br
In Its cradle, and connected to a sort of !
relav which ooeratM an electric bell '
placed near to where the nurse la !
asleep; a cry from the child will, there
fore, cause the bell to ring.
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me to-day? . ,
City Editor (brlskly-Tes; go to Del. ,
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Of all the conspicuous figures of the
civil war, none perhaps has so varied
and romantic an experience as General
Jo Shelby. Greater Generals than he
were iu the conflict, more distinguish
ed commanders have passed into his
tory, but taking him by and large, us
a typical American soldier a free
lance among the lighter and more dash
ing exemplarles of the art of war he
stood with Sheridan. Jeb Stuart, Hos
scr, Custer and the other dare-devils,
who rode to win, iu clouds of dust and
amid the clatter of saliers. That he did
not know how or when to surrender Is
not so much to bis discredit as a sol
dier, as his subsequent action In run
ning off to Mexico and offering his
sword to a foreign adventurer reflected
upon his American citizenship. But
then his wound were sore; his years
were few; his ambition boon. lb s, and
his matured good sense had yet to
come. When in lsfi", after his experi
ence with Maximilian, he crept buck
to Fayette County, Missouri, and saw
some beauty yet in the stars ami
stripes, his vision took a wider scope,
and iu spite of himself he had to admit
that there was no laud like the hind of :
General Shelby's experience In Mex
ico, at about the close of Maximilian's
1 r(K'I11L'. sounds like a romance. Major
t..i. v r,i ..... -.1 . ...1 .
John N. Edwards, who some years ago
was the Boswell of Shelby's career,
dwelt at length upou his experience
! with the ill-starred Austrian. It Is
J worth reproducing here. Major Ed
j wards said:
I "At the close of the war, when Kirby
! Smith, in command of the department,
! was anxious to surrender. General
1 Shelby was an advocate of further re
sistance. French support, medicines,
ammunition and French gold were
coming by way of Mexico, nnd upon
these be based hope. His protest was
unavailing, aud the surrender was
made at Shreveport and the army dis-
Refore the surrender was
i made the army became dissatisfied
with General Smith, and General Shel
f by was commissioned to ask him to
) withdraw as direct commander of the
army, which he did In favor of General
j Buckuer. At the surrender of the army
Smith surrendered to Buckner, and
Buckuer surrendered to the United
"Shelby then gathered about him 600
men. They were Missouriaus for the
most part, and were willing i follow
their leader to the utmost confine off
the earth. They determined to go Into j
Mexico and take part in the contest !
then waging between Maximilian and t
Juarez. Shelby's march through Texas
Is remarkable In many respects. Tex
as was a vast arsenal of arms and am
munition at this time, and bis troops
were well supplied. Some returning and
disbanded soldiers at limes attempt
ed to levy contributions upou the
surrounding country, but Shelby's
stern orders arrested them in the act,
and his swift punishment of depreda
tions left a shield over the neighbor
hood, that needi'd only its shadow to
"When the first Mexican station was
reached General Shelby sold his can
non, and ids men took a vole the same
night to decide which of the contending
parties iu Mexico they should join.
Shelby was .decidedly in favor of Join
ing Juarez, who led the revolution, well
arguing With his usual sagacity and
foresight that the United States would
never allow a foreign power to gain a
foothold on American soil. But his
men favored the imperial party and lie
allowed himself to be governed by
their wishes. They crossed the Iilo
at Eagle I'ass and entered
A few days later Shelby was
offered the com maud of the States of
Nueva Leone and Coabulla, but the of
fer was declined, as his men had Join
ed the imperial forces.
"Historians say thut had General
Shelby accepted this position he would
In all probability have been Joined by
power in .-nenicos nnairs.
"However that may lx, General Shel
by aud bis men bad many a bloody and
fierce eucotiuter with the brigands that
Infested Mexico before they reached
the City of Mexico. One of these was
the rescue and Ills-ration of lues Walk
er, a beautiful American who had been
lucated In California.
She was secu
yar before by Rodriguez, a million-
lrc Spaniard, who took a fancy to her
and abducted her. In the encounter
bo waa killed, and the American wom
an received tbe Protection of Shelby's
"Shelby offered bla services to the
Cmperor, bot they were refused. Max
imilian waa not willing to trust tbe
Americans In his organised army. It
la n curious fact that General Shelby
when Interviewing Maximilian's repre
sentative, predicted the situation that
afterward befell that luckless Bmpar-
"when Bhelby gathered bla
Ct Enr, t ai: Tragi a
wameu, ana pernaps it is pest so.
Those who have fought as you have
for 11 principle have nothing to gain In
a war of conquest. I stand ready to
abide your decision In the matter of
our destiny. If you say we shall march
to the headquarters of Juarez, then wi
will march. You will refuse to-day as
you ret used lierore, because you are
Imperialists at heart, and because, jKior
simpletons, you Imagined that France
and the United States would come to
blows. Bab, tbe day for that has gone
by Iyouis Napoleon has slept too Ion
"Jt was necessary that the men
should have a little money, and Ba
zalne, the French general, was applied
to. He gave en'-h man $50. rfnd then
every man went the way It best suited
"At the time the famous emigration
scheme of Maximilian's Government
was decided upon, and the celebrated
colony of Carlolta formed. Agents wen
sent to every place in the South. Ijind
was set apart for actual American set
Hers, each to receive 010 acres. Shelby
advised his meu to give up at once any
further idea of service In Maximilian's
army. Many accepted bis advice and
entered heartily into the du' s of tin1
new life. A few joined "the imperial
army in Sonora. Gen. Shelby, with
headquarters at Cordova, became a
large f n ight contractor. Among those
In the colony with him were Gen. Ster
ling Trice, Gen. Stephens of Lee's (staff.
Gov. Keynolds, ex-Gov. Allen of Lou
isiana, ex -Gov. Lyons of Kentucky and
Gen. MeCausland of Virginia. Ex-Gov
Isham G. Harris was also a settler.
Freighting soon proved unprofitable.
and be went to Vera Cruz, and was
fitted out with a vessel and Instructed
to sail for Havana In furtherance of
the colonization scheme. H,- loaded bis
ship with agricultural Implements ex
IKirted from America and returned to
Mexico. But Maximilian's forces were
meeting with defeat on every hand.
and Shelby saw that the end was near.
At last Maximilian sent for Shelby and
asked him how many Americans he
could summon to bis assistance. '
" 'Not a eorixiral's guard,' said the
General. 'You are too late "
Referring more particularly to Gen.
Shelby's intercourse with Maximilian
In the winter of 18W-G7. MaJ. Edwards
wrote these Interesting details;
"When Shelby arrived in Mexico the
treasury was empty. Maximilian had
been ruling for a year. The French
held everything worth holding, except
ing that Mexican brigandage ruled and
grew. .No effort of tin; French could
it. Maximilian's Marshal, Ba-
scnine, ruled the military with a reign
of death. Susjieeted men were shot
everywhere, without the formality of
a trial. Maximilian was displeased.
His heart was with the Mexicans and
he remonstrated with the marshal, but
to no purpose, and finally there was
"Shelby saw all these things, and
planned an interview with the Emper
or. Commodore Maury and General
Magruder arranged it for him, and
Maximilian met him with evident
frankness and sincerity.
"The marshal was uresent and Count
de None was interpreter. Shelby's
plans, ns he laid them before the Em
peror, were to take Immediate service
In the empire, recruit a corps of 40.000
Americans, encourage immigration, de
velop the resources of the country, con
solidate the Covenimct.t agHiurt the
withdrawal of lhe French soldiers, and
hold it till the people became reconciled
to the change.
The Emperor simply listened with In
terest, ami that wa aJI.
"'It is only a question of time, your
Majesty ,ald General Shelby, 'till the
French soldiers art wlthdrawu.
"Hazaine smiled a little, and the Em
peror asked: 'Why do you think so?"
'"Because said General Shslby, 'the
war between the states is at an c;id,
and Mr. Seward will insist on a rigor
ous enforcement of the Monroe doc
trine, France does not desire a con
flict with the United States. I left
behind me 1, 000,0110 men In arms, not
one of whom lias yet lieen discharged
from the service. The nation In sore
over this occupation, nnd the presence
of the French Is a perpetual ineuaee.
The matter of which I have sokeii to
you Is perfectly feasible. I have author
ity for saying that the American Gov
ernment would not lie averse to the
enlistment of as many soldiers In your
army as might wish to lake service,
and the number need only tie limited
by the exigencies of the empire. I
think It absolutely necessary that you
should nave a corps of foreign soldiers
devoted to you personally, and reliable
In any emergency
"Commodore Maury and General Ma
gruder sustained Buelby's views of the
case, and be went on:
" 'I have under my command at pres
ent about 1,000 tried and experienced
soldiers. All of them have seen much
severe and actual service, and all of
them are anxious to esllet In support
of tbe empire. Wltb your permission,
nod authorised In fpw name to In
traatM y fereee, I can ! i ftw
magZa cu re4 &3 tktxt tmSam
I have made you here to-day
"But the Emperor was silent. Aris
ing, he talked In an aslda wilh Do
Xeue and went.
" 'It Is no use said De Noue to Shel
by, after the Emperor had leYt the
room, 'the Emperor Is firm on the point
of diplomacy. He means to try nego
tiations and correspondence with lhe
United States. His sole desire Is to
give tbe Mexicans a good government,
lenient yet restraining laws, and to
develop the country and educate the
people. He believes he can do this
with native troops. He Is an enthusi
ast, and reasons from the heart In
stead of from the head. He will not
succeed. He does not understand the
iKMiple over whom be rules, nor any of
the dangers which beet him. It is no
use, General, the Emperor will not give
" 'I knew It,' said Shelby, 'from bis
countenance, nnd I say to you In all
frankness Maximilian will fall in bis
diplomacy. lie will not have time to
work the problem out. Jaurez lives as
surely In the hearts of the people as
tbe snow Is eternal on the brow of
ropocatapetl, and ere an answer could
come from Seward to the Emperor's
Minister of State the Emperor will
have no Minister of State
"Hi tory now tells how true was
Shell; iu his spoken Judgment. When
the struggle came that Shelby bad so
bluntly and plainly predicted Maximil
ian was in the midst of 8,000,000 sav
ages without tin army, scarcely a
guard, abandoned, deserted aud be
trayed. "As Maximilian heard the news of
defeat after defeat he turned to the
Americans and sent for Shelby, who
was then nt Cordova, and Shelby, faint
at heart, answered Immediately and
presented,, himself, Is-fore the Emperor.
The Interview was brief uud almost
""How many Americans are there In
the country? the Emperor asked.
' 'Not enough for a corporal's guard
said Shelby, frankly, 'and the few who
are left cannot lie utilized. Your Ma
jesty has put off too long. I don't know
of 'JitO Americans who could be gather
ed before It would be too late.'
' 'I need 2o,()00 said the Emjieror.
' 'You need 40,000 said Shelby; 'of
all the Imperial regiments In your ser
vice you cannot count upon one that
will stand steadfast to the end. There
are desertions everywhere. As I came
in I saw the regiment of the Empress
marching out. You will pardon me If I
speak the truth, but as devoted as that
regiment should be, I would call upon
your Majesty to beware of It Keep
with you constantly all of the house
hold troops that yet belong to tbe em
pire. Do not waste them In doubtful
battles. Do not divide them. The hour
is at hand when Instead of numbers
you will have to rely upon devotion. I
am but as one man, but whatever a sin
gle subject can do that thing shall be
done tojbe utmost
'When the Emperor spoke again his
voice was so sad that It was pitiful. 'It
Is so refreshing to hear the truth be
said, 'and I fed that you have told It
to me as one who neither fears nor flat
ters. Take this In parting, and remem
ber that circumstances never render
in qiossilde the right to die for a great
He detached the golden cross of the
Order of Guadalupe from his breast
nd gave it to Shelby, who kept It until
his death, the sole memento of a part
ing that was for both the last ou
earth." St. Louis Globo-Demo rat.
Kfizur Sntre na n Hrnve Fnld'er.
Elizur Sage, whose house and lenn-
to iu Cbannahon is mortgaged for a
oan of $50 to his uncle, Kussell Sage, Is
well remembered by Colonel ,Iame A.
Sexton of Chicago. Colonel .Sex ton was
In command of the company In which
Sage served-ll Company, Seventy-sec-
ond Illinois Infantry. The regiment
was raised under the auspices of the
Chicago Board of Trade, and was rnus-
tored in the service at Camp Douglas,
Aug. 21, 1S;2. Colonel Sexton came to
the regiment after a year's service In
the Sixty-seventh Illinois. When he
took command of his company he found
among hLs men Eliznr Sge, a lad ap
parently Kl or 11 years old, who had
been duly enlisted as a drummer loy,
with the consent of his parents. Recall
ing him to mind, Colonel Sexton said:
"I recollect him well. He was a
sturdy, active and Industrious boy,
kindly In disposition and a general
favorite among (he men, being regard
ed as a sort of a 'mascot,' I hough we
didn't know what mascots were In
those duys. Among the ofllcers he wo
"Ag a soldier he nas flrst-cliiss. He
served with the regiment throughout
the war. and participated lu some of the
hardest-fought battles of the war. He
was at the siege of Vl ksburg and In the
battles that preceded its Investment by
Grant. He was with lis during the
campaign against Atlanta, and when
detached from the march to the sea he
was with us at the battle of Fmuklin
and the rout of Hood at Nashville,
"'Drummer lwy as he was, he had as
jstIIous duties to perform as any man
carrying a musket In the ranks. In
as I recollect It, the drum corps
of every regiment were organized Into
a stretcher-ltearers' const. That la,
they were made to go out with stretch
ers and bring off the Held all the wound
isl to the Weld or some other Improvised
hospital. Tbe drummers and lifers
were often between two fires, Miat of
their own command and of tbe enemy,
aud I think It required more nerve ami
courage to do such duty than to stand
in the ranks to be fired at, always with
the chance of firing back.
"Ifouug Hage, as I temember bin,
waa, as I have said, a first -class sol
dier, and took part In eleven pitched
battlea and 200 skirmishes, being under
fire 147 daya out of tbe three yean
service of hla regiment." .
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