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BKOWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER,
LA TOt'E D'AIVEEG.VE.
For many a year there was a touching
and beautiful custom to be witnessed in
a certain regiment of French grenadiers
and which was meant to commemorate
the hzroism of a departed comrade.
When the companies assembled for pa
rade, and the roll was called, there was
one name to wnicn. its owner couiu not
answer it was that of La Tour D Au
When it was called, the eldest sergent
present stepped a pace forward, and, ra
s-ing his hand to his cap, said proudly:
"Died on the field of honer."
ror fourteen vears this custom was
continued, and only ceased when the re
I ctitrA Tirwirl-iiiri. In nloaca fVeir frirpicn
masters, forbade everything that was cal
culated to preserve the spirit of the sol
diers of Fiance.
La Tc ur D'Auvergne was not unwor
thy in life the honor thus paid him after
his death. He was educated for the ar
my, entered in 1767, and in 1781 served
under the Di'ks de Crillon at the seige
of Port Mahon. He served always with
distinction, but constantly refused offers
of promotion, saying he was only fit for
the command of a company of grenadiers ;
but finally, the various grenadier compa
nies being united, he found himself in
command of a body of 8,000 men, while
retaining only the rank of captain.
Hence he -vas known as the First
Grenadier of Fiance.
But it is cf one particular exploit cf hit
that we wish to write, oie than his ca
reer in general.
When he was forty years of age he
went on a visit to a friend, not far from
a section of the country that was soon to
become the scene of a campiign. While
there he was iusy in acquainting him
self with the features of the country,
thinking it not unlikely that this knowl
edge might be of use to him, and while
here the brave grenadier was astonished
to learn that. the war had been rapidly
shifted to this quarter, and that a regi
ment of Auttrains was puhing on to oc
cupy a narrow pass about ten miles from
where he was stavincr, and the posses-
would give them an oppor
tunity to prevent an important movement
tnniiv tn nrpvpn
of the French which was then on foot.
They hoped to surprise this post, and
were moving so rapidly upon it that they
were not more than two hours distant
from the place where he was staying, and
which they would have to pass in their
march. It matters not how he heard the
news. It is sufficient to say that he de
termined at once to act upon it.
He had no idea cf being captured by
the enemy in their edvauce, and he at
unce set cfTfor the pass. He knew that
the pass was defended by a stout tower
and a rrarrison of thiriy men, and he
hoped to be able to warn the men of their
He hastened on, and arriving there
found the tower in a perfect condition.
It had just been vaca'ed by the garrison,
who had heard of the approach of the
Anurains, and had been seized with a
panic thereat andhad fled, leaving their
arms, consisting of thirty excellent mus
La D'Auvergne gnashed his teeth
with rage as he discovertd this. Search
ing in the building he found several box
es cf amunition which the cowards had
not destroyed. For a moment he was in
despair, but then with a grim smile he
began to fasten the main door and pile
cgait;st it such articles as he could fiud.
When he had done this he loaded all
the guns he could find, and placed them,
together with a good supply of amunition,
under the loop holes that commanded the
road by which the enemy must advance.
Then he ate heartily of the provisions
which he had brought with him, and sat
down to wait. He had absolutely form
ed the heroic resolution to defend the
tower alone against the enemy.
There were some things in his favor
in such an undertaking. The pass was
teep and narrow, and the enemy's
troops could enter it only in double Hies,
and in doing this would be fully exposed
to the fire from the tower. The original
trarrison of thiriv men rnnld pasilv havt
heid it aeainst a division, and cow one
about to atiempt to hold it
against a regiment.
It was dark when La Tour D'Auver
gne reached the tower, and he had to
wait some time for the enemy. They
were longer in coming than he had ex
pected, and for a while he was tempted
to believe they had abandoned the expe
About midnight however, his practiced
ear caught the tramp of feet. Every
moment the sound came nearer, and at
last he herd them entering the defile
Immediately he discharged a couple
muskets in the darkness to let them knom
that he knew of their presence and in
teutions. and he heard the quick, short
commands of the officers, and, fr m the
sounds he supposed that the troops were
retiring from the pass. Until the morn
in? he was undisturbed. The Austrian
commander, feeling assured that the gar
rison had peen informed ot nis move
merits, and was prepared to receive hira
saw that he could not surprise the post as
he had hoped to and deemed it prudent to
wait until daylight before making his at
At sunrise he summoned the garrison
tn surrender. l trrenduier uuswieu
i t i
"Say to your commender," he said,-in
reply to the mesengej, "that tnis gams-
snn w ill defend thh Dost to tha last ex-
The officer who had borne the flag o
truce retired, and in about ten minutes
a piece of artillery was brought into the
pass and opened on the tower. The piece
had to be placed directly in front of the
tower, and within easy musket range o
it. They had scarcely got the gun in po
sition when a rapid fire was openec on
it from the tower, and continued with
such marked effect that the piece was
withdrawn after the second discharge,
with a loss of five men.
This was a bad beginning, so half an
hour after the pun was will drawn the
Austrian Colonel ordered an assult.
As the troops entered the defile they
were received with a rapid and accurate
fire, so that when they had passed over
half the distance they had to traverse,
they lost fifteen men. Disheartened by
this they returned to the mouth of the
lhree more assults were repulsed in
this manner, and the enemy , hy sunset
had lost forty-five men, of whom ten
The fire from the tower 'had been
rapid and accurate, but the Austrian
commander had noticed this peculiarity
about it; every shot seemed to come
rom the same rilace. For a while this
seemed to perplex him, but at last he
ca'me to the conclusion that there were
a number of loop holes close together in
the tower, so constructed as to command
the ravine perfectly.
At sunset the last assult was made and
repulsed, and at dark the Austran com
mander sent a second summons to the
This time the answer was favorable.
Tne garrison offered to surrender at
sunriss the next morning, if allowed to
march out with their arms and return to
the army unmolested. After some hes
itation the terms were accepted.
Meanwhile, La Tour D'Avergne had
passed an anxious day in the tower. He
lad opened the fight with an armament
of thirty muskets, but had not been able
to discharge them all. He had fired
with remarkable rapidity, but with sur
prising accuracy, for it was well known
in the at my that he never threw away a
hot. He had determined to stand to his
post until he had accomplished his end,
which was to hold the place twenty-four
m a tee w e
nours, in order to allow the t rencn army
time to complete its manuver. After
that, he knew the pass would be of no
consequence to the enemy.
WThen the demand for surrender came
to him after the last assult, he consented
to it upon the conditions named.
The next day at sunrise the Austrian
troops lined the pass in two files exten
ding from the mouth of the tower,
leaving a space between then for the
garrison to pass out.
The heavy door of the tower opened
slowly, and in a few minutes a bronzed
and scared grenadier, literally loaded
down with muskets, came out and passed
down the line of troops. He walked
with difficulty under his heavy load.
To the surprise of the Austrians, no
one followed hi-n from the tower.
In astonishment the Austrian Colonel
rode up to him, and asked him in French
why the garrison did not come out.
"I am the garrison, Colonel," said the
"What," exclaimed the Colonel; "do
you mean to tell me that you alone have
held the tower against me?"
"I have that honor, Colonel." was the
"jVhat possessed you to make such an
"The honor of France was at stake."
The Colonel gazed at hira for a mo
ment with undisguised admiration ; then,
rasing his, cap, he said, warmly :
"Grenadier I salute you. You have
proved yourself the bravest of the brave."
The officer caused all the arms which
La Tour D'Auvergne could not carry to
be collected, and sent them all, with the
grenadier, into the French lines, togeth
er with a note relating the whole affair.
WThen the knowledge of it came to the
ears of Napolean, he offered to promote
La Tour D'Auvergue, bat the latter de
clined to accept the promotion, saying
that he preferred to remain where he
This brave soldier met his death in an
action at Abfrpausen, in June. 1S00, and
the simple but expressive scene at roll
call in his regiment was commenced and
continued by the express command of the
The Homestead Law.
By the 8th section of the Homestead
Act of 1662, parties who have made en
try continuous settlement and cultivation,
have the right at any lime before the
expiration of the periodt to make proof
of such settlement up to a given day, and
then pay for the tract at l:i25 per acre,
and at once get a title.
Where a homestead settler has entered
a tract containing' more than 160 acres,
he is required to pay for the excess in
cash, and when he desires to change his
homestead to a cash purchase, he is cred
ited with the amount of such excess, and
nly required to pay for 160 acres.
Where a party enters under the home:
stead, and has abondoned the trsct, he
forfeits all claims to the fees, commis-
sions, ic., wnicn at tne time oi entry
were paid at the local office for the ser
vices rendered by the Register and Re
ceiver in regard to such entry. A. Y.
Becchcr ys. Befchcr.
Everybody has read Henry Ward
Beecher's recent letters defending John
son's usurpations of the rights and func
tions of Congress and supporting "my
policy" of precipitating ten unrepentant
States into Congress, without conditions
or guarantees. JJut most persons nave
not read or have forgotten his speech at
the Fort Sumpter flag raising on the 14th
of April, 1SG5, in Charleston. On lha'
occasion he uttered the following words
in the presence of 3,000 people:
"I charge the whole guilt of this war
upon the ambitious, educated, plotting,
political leaders or the South. They
haye shed this ocean of blood. They
have desolated the South. They haye
poured poverty through all her towns
and cities. Tney have bewildered the
imagination of the people with phantasms.
aid led them to believe that they were
lghting for their homes and liberty.
whose homes were untoreatened and
whose liberty was in no jeopardy. These
arrogant instigators of civil war have re
newed tlie plagues cf Egypt, not that the
oppresed might go free, but tht the free
might be oppressed. A cay will come
when God will reveal judgment and ar
raign at bis bar these mighty miscreants;
and then every orphan that their bloody
game has made, and every window that
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sits sorrowing, anu every maimea ana
wounded sufferer, and every Lereaved
heart in all the wide regions of this land
will rise up and come before the Lord to
ay upon these chief culprits of modern
bistory their awful witness. And from
a thousand battlefields shall rise up armies
of airy witnesses, who, with th memory
of thejr awful sufferings, shall confront
these miscreants with shrieks of fierce
accusation; and every pale and starved
prisoner shall raise his skinny hand in
udjjment. Blood shall call out for ven-
geance, and tears bnaii plead ror justice.
and grief shall silently beckon, and love.
heart-smitten, shall wait for justice.
Good men and angels will cry out, 'How
ong, O Lord, how long ? W lit Thou not
"And than these guiltiest and most re
morseless of traitors, these high and cul
tured men with might and wisdom used
or the destruction of their country, these
most accused and detested of all crimin
als, who have drenched a continent in
needless blood, and moved the founda-
lions of their times with hideous crimes
and cruelty, caught up in -black clouds.
ullof voices of vengence and lurid with
punishment, shall be whirled aloft and be
plunged downward forever and forever
in an endless retribution ; while God
hall say, 'Thus shall it be taall who be
tray their country;' and all in heaven
and upon earth will say, "Amen !"
Ii is. probable, in view of Heaven s
ust retributation, hereaftar, upon these,
mighty miscreants, that brother Beech-
er proposes to mi e tne balance ot tneir
earthly lives as happy as may be, and,
more merciful than God himself, is anx
ious to forgive the sinner and forg?J the
sin he so vividly and thrilliugly describes.
low well I remember the loud re-echoed
"Amens" which hailed the conclusion of
the above paragraph, in the Fort Sunyjter
peech. Nor do I laiagin that a soul
in all that audinance, then fully in sym
pathy with the orator. i3 to-day disposed
to follow Mr. Beecher into the swamps
and morasses cf my policy." When we
remember that it is these very "leaders,"
thus pilloried anv damned by Beecher,
who have been elected and pressed upon
us as Senator and Congressmen, and
whom Beecher goe3 in for admitting at
once the historical paradox becomes
Late Mountain Aerars.
From late Montana papers we extract
the following i
A report has reached Virginia City,
which bears the marks of reliability, that
three hundred Cheyenne Indians made an
attack on the miners at therecenily dis
covered Green River diggins, and killed
forty out of the party, about seventy
strong. The remainder of the party, it
is said, have abandoned that country and
scattered to different settlements. It is
also reported that the miners have been
driven frctn Wind River Mountains by
the Sioux, and have taken the direction
of Fort Bridger. Some three hundred
Snake Indians have also sought the pro
tection of the fort. The mines are said
to be about eight or nine dollar diggings.
These reports are brought in by parties
who are known to have started for the
Green river mines, and there is no good
reason to doubt them except the prover
bial inaccuracy of the reports of inespon
The official return for delegate to Con
gress frorn Idaho is as follows ; Holbrook
3 641; Kirkpatrick 2,923. Majority for
News has reached Virginia City that
several small partiesgoing down the Mis
souri in Mackinawa from Fori Benton
have been murcjered by Indians. Noth
ing is positively known. It is stated that
the Seneca Fall3 company have been
murdered 8nd robbed on their way home
on a small Mackinaw. Again it has been
asserted that Maj. E. A. Collins, who
left Virginia to take a Mackinaw, has
been murdered. Hi? son and the Bray
family were with him, and it is feared
they have all been killed. We sincerely
trusi that there h no truth in these re-
77 r rjj .it f.o:n a new galch, call.'d
the -Highland, continued to be good, and
and it is probable that a large amount of
gold will he taken out before cold weather
Snow fell in Virginia City on the 18ih
ult. to the depth of two inches.
A fleet of mackinaws started from Vir
ginia City on the 20ih ult., capable of
accommodating five hundred passengers.
ine latest market quotations are as
follows: flour, S20 for a sack of 93
lbs.; oysters, 22 per case ; potatoes,
three cents per pound ; salt, Si for sack
of 10 lbs., and other articles in propor
The last number of Fraser's Magazine
has a gossiping article on the City cf
Washington, which is full of anecdotes,
most of them not altogether new, which
the writer has recorded for the amuse
ment of his readers.
A curious remark of Jefferson Davis is
the first on which we stumble. It wa3
proposed to have the walls of the capitel
decorated with an allegorical represen
tation of the different sections of the
Union. In one sketch New England was
represented by symbols of education and
manufactures; the West by prairies,
plows and steamers; the South by an
ArcaJian scene, with a negro in the
nidit, sleeping on a bale of cotton. Mr.
Davis, who was one of the commission,
made a single comment on the picture :
'What becomes of the South when ths
negro wakes up ?"
We turn over a few pages and light
on an Indian who came to Washington
about some treaty, wa3 tricked out in a
civilized dress, and sent back to his tribe
with a whisky bottle in each pocket.
The tribe "watched his nevy style of be
havior with piled wonder for a day or
two and then quietly killed him "
From the Indian'? whisky bottle we go
on to Deniel Webster, under the influ
ence of more refined potations! At a
public dinner where Webster was to
speak, he had to be prompted by a friend;
and, on his nuking a pause, the friend
behind in-iauated "national debt." Web
ster at once fired up: "And, gentlemen,
there's the national debt it should be
paid; yes, gentlemen, it should be paid,
and d d if it shan't be. I'll pay it my
self ! How much is it." And as he
made this fjuery, with drunken serious
ness, of a gentleman near him, taking out
his pocket-book, which '.vas always noto
riously empty, the absurdity was too
much for the audience. Another of his
speeches is reported in full, and, ps it is
very breef, we will do it the like com
pliment ; "Men cf Rochester, I am glad
to see you, and I am glad to see your
noble city. Gentlemen, I saw your falls,
which I am told are one hundred and
fifty feet high. That is a very interest
ing fact. Gentlemen, Rome had her
CsDsar, her Scijjio, her Brutis; but Rome
in her proudest days had never a water
fall a hundred and fifty feet high ! Gen
tlemen, Greece had her Pericles, her
Demosthenes and her Socrates ; but
Greece in her balmiest days never had a
waterfall a hundred and fifty fee; high !
Men of Rochester, go on. No people
ever lost tneir liberties who had
terfall one hundred and fifty feet high !" j
Tlie Public Debt.
The following is hg official statement
of the public debt of the United S.;a,es CI
the 1st of October, 1SG6.:
DEBT BEARING COlS ISTZRETT.
5 per cent bonds, SlDS,091,3od
6 per cent, bonds of 1S67
and 1663. -
I l in: 3
6 per cent, bonds,
3-year compound interest
3-year 7-30 notes,
Matured debt not presented
for payment, 3,302,373
DEBT BEAItlXG SO INTEREST.
U. S. notes, 5399.165.293
Fractional currency, 27.029,273
Gold certificates of deposit, 11,057,61Q
Total debt, $2,701,50,703
Amount in Treasury, coin, 56,259,909
Amount in Treas. currency 41,953,853
Amount of dabt, less cash
in Treasury, 2,573.33,941
The foregoing is a correct statement of
the public debt, as appears from the booki
and Treasurer's returns in the Depart
raent on 1st of October. 1S66,
Sec'y of the Treasury.
We hear a great deal about the Chaa
sepot breech-loader, which some eay jj
as superior to the Pru-sian needle-gua
as the latter is to a Minnie rifle, but this
likely to be an exaggeration. In a very
short time, the Patrie announces, ona
hundred regiments , of the line will be
armed with it. The statement of th
Semi-official journal that not only the
arms but all the questions relative to lha
organization of the French army, as re?
gards both personal and material, are t j
te nii.de the juV'tct tf ' tier:
;e.?j i -.-tod by sorae 3 aa
the French army is r... :
present to conteud successfu'
of Prusia perhaps ai- as
paience and to wait tia ihs gun3 are
ready and all the iu-rrcvenient3 made.
I hear that vh.9 new .cuirass js being
worked at with the intention of giving it
to the troops. It is t..e invention of t
needy young Italian, who came to Pari
eager to uispose of it to the best bidder,
and wh found means of access to a
French general high in clfice, Tho
general examined this new kind of ar
mor, which is described as a flexible
metal shirt, weighing only four $nd f
half pounds, huug it up, took a revolver
aD d jired four or five ? hots at it. The
bullets fell to the ground, leaving but a
slight mark upon the tall proof tissue.
The invention was clearjy of sufficiei
importance to be submitted to the Empe
ror, who, after witnessing a trial, bad$
the inventor communicate hij secret to rio
one, and said he would purchase it of him.
You will have heard of the new plan
suggested of large bucklers, to be car
ried by the front rank men, who, kneel
ing, protect those behind them, who fire
through loop-holes in the shields, which
thus serve as rests for the gur.3. Modi
em improvements in the art of slaughter
seem to be taking us back, in many re
spects, to the defenses of the middle ages.
Paris Cor. London Times.
The Pittsburg Gazette says that whila
the President was in that city a strangely
shaped box was sent to his hotel. The
committee of reception thought it was an
infernal machine, the gentleman whos;
name was on the accompanying card dis
claiming all knowledge of it. The box
was removed gingerly into the back yard
and the hydrant turned upon it. After
receiving a thorough drenching, the jii
of the box was removed and there wai
revealed not the wires and btttery and
infernal machine cf a destructive engine,
but simply the form of a dead duck.
They tried to keep the joke, but it was
speedily circulated about the table, much
to the chagrin of the men who had taken
counsel of their fears
The new members of Congress choseni
at the recent election in Aryans?? are
William Briggs from the First District,
A. W. Hobson from the Second, and A.
B. Greenwood from the Third all rebel
The Georgia Constitutionalist has an
editoral, taking the ground that the
Southern people, before committing
themselves to the support of Andrew
Johnson's policy, should make it a con
dition that Jeff. Davis be released.
Yp stated some days ego ho removal
of a one-legged soldier from the postofT
ice at Jacksonville in this State. Tha
President has ju3t had a one-armed sol
dier removed from the postoiuce at
Greenville, Ohio. Mr. Johnson prcfeisejr
great admiration for Union soldiers; but
those Union soldiers "'must craveniy is-
aorse "my policy," oroti go their headj.
ITT - . I I' .
won't do it. Quincy Whig. ' '
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