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u THE DAILY PICAYUNE NEW ORLEANS, HI OND AY, MARCH 14, 1 892, DUHB NOBILITY t n I honor and rev-era. I without f ayor, without fear. -,toitr dares to stand. & friendless beast- - : 1 lLongf tllO W. Baad of Mercy Plods. t ' trr to b kind. nd meroif al to ' creatore. and will try to per-; o-lers to be the same. - nnstionabont forming Banda of . f will bo moat cheerfully givea : a;?iication. . ; ; , Ct :cag0 editor saya that . driver , sra in his wagon and lashes his "r oren worked, half-fed team do-' s the whipping pout He is) lower t ever respect than the animal he is " erer society had a live and. effi-president it is the Illinois Ha-j - o Society, in the person of Mi. J ohn tjtiatt, " , I' f r- frequently oiling the axles, lest ey become hard and dry, yon will r - .ij ease yonr horse'a work. ; ' - . . s direr of an over-crowded ear, Yweek, stated that, no matter how fj the ear, he was obliged to stop it ,l aeTer hailed. It would seem that ti'jk all the sitting, standing and -ns-on room of a ear be filled, the t:Ver ought to be allowed to use nis iJireiion in stopping to receive more fjjenjers. ." . - Xr. John B. Prake, the proprietor- of v,e Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, has prwnted his city with handsome iiikins fountain. Mr. Drake is a nexberof the Humane Society. 5w Orleans has recently been the ian of prize fights between men. -jtich. however much to be condemned, I a grade higher than dog fights, clcken fights, etc, where neither the victor nor vanquished enjoy the sooth-ti elects of bets won and big gate re- Tie American Humane Education Society, to create interest in human rejects, has offered three prizes of t-.0 each for the most interesting and -,,.'ilutnriann tha following anciecta: First The kind and crnel treatment of domestic animals and birds in par tonmern states and territories. secondThe kind and cruel treat-cent of domestio animals and birds in ear western states and territories. Third The kind and cruel treatment tf domes tie animal and birds in. our northern states.. : . The scenes of each story to be in the section of country written about. In the sontiern states the mule should be included, sad in all the states horses. tattle, sheep, swine, dogs, oats, etc ill manuscripts must be received at tleoii;ces,19 liilk street, Boston, on or b fore Nor. L lb92; mnst be signediwith L.:.:iuus names, and each be accom-r j.ni by a sealed envelope containing L mA name and post olHoe address of u wnter, which will not be opened i 1 ;ie decisions are made. . committee will consist of three .tb in the literary world. Eeet of Kindness on a Mole. h contributions to the "Band of l j are solicited, I trust- the little r 7 1 am about to relate will prove b.!' resting as well as awaken sym-t 7 in the hearts of all wiiomay t :e to read it. i. i the history of a mole who was i-edby a Dago. lis male, aside from the fact of its K i nothing but a frame owing to belli, i.moet starved, had developed such propensity for., "kicking that' the i. s thought it well for him to serve t-e other master, so concluded to dis-ot him at any cost. He soon found Kan who gladly gave the amount : cs-ary tor the transaction $5. As the mule bad not improved with r-ji to his "kicking." although he - t".ined a little in weight, as he had u taken better care of, the man in f ra sold him for $10. The third pur-t -sernot being satisfied with the bar-E a he had made, as the mule still :nned to "kick," he sold him for to Mr. Olirer, of the firm of Adams tTer. At last the "kicking mule." was known, found a good home, a s fine stall and plenty to eat. He improTed so much in weight and - j "kicking" a thing of the past, that J sols to draw heavy loads of bnild-saterial in a team belongine to the jts bnn. He can be Been sot day at rk. Messrs. Adams &. Oliver as- :uey would not take $75 for him. 1 story goes to prove that by kind ; anmane treatment the mule recog- i tie proper authority and became -a to the firm wno bou ght it. It is ' -aerai opinion that the mule was I ed. nd only "ticken to snow c? nd want of sustenance. - . - Orieans.ilarchlO,lsai M.H.H. ' "War ZXeraea. r?LtPMl General Sherman l'u0 old w horses have . u that he knows of but one tss sniffed battle that is still alive. ; -ones of the war formed an im-; anny of themselves and did ; wrvice, but the survivors mod-t -d quietly returned to the ways -ena to the various employmenu , they had followed before the t ' 7, not form horse G. A. E's, ; , DW"ion and were as si-t J,'?8 tne'r services to their , T as Urant or every other true " "-L?- wonld been : reject of mutation for some of aoional veterana. i. Little Tellow Dog. " Jl'j- enojon Uttle yellow 'Aln Pljr or attractive 1 1 JfBoe- 1 niKht not have hinad loaeht had there l8 interest to take X'0 dnnng tedious ride in caboose ef a freight train. , P Pet of the trainmen, c V m'l - e eonduotor, adeo- stod near me explaining 'KurhU.U -A&S?-hr that T " 1 in- i a anybody own him f l anV Hnns around -a iade W'ds with our Truest Mner:.wtl ,r"oatheeu2ine., i i Ptsnwni,ua1 Vc for J-a think.' said I. - :U,nK4 Jck w Tery ontunal t 'c.'T1 msn. H, -; ) n s S iTnte. but since. -nthors he will 8Uy with st hethiTaiTi. r t-ao any one of us." - Ijttle fellow with some 1 te conductor con- t ; 1 . r-'n down 1 ' always goes when we are off duty. Don't yon, old f eUow 1" xne aoz looked n into the man's facA with quite a wise look in bis eyes and wagged hia tail as if in earnest assent. Harrv and he had fine times together on the engine. He nsed to consider it uis special dnty to keep the cattle oft the track. He would jump out the window with the train at full speed we didn't run these:freights very fast and chase cattle as if his life depended oA it. Of course the boys had to alack np and take him on again. He understood the whistle as well as any of as and. wonld start np from the soundest nap at the whistle for cattle on the track, and spring from the window without even looking out first to see if he was right, and I never knew him to be mistaken." r . "Here's your station, madam e. Can't yon shake hands with the lady, old fellow t" And I grasped the uplifted paw of that little yellow dog with a feeling bordering on respect, barely our dumb friends are often deserving of a higher regard than they receive from as. . Spar tixm Birds. The Society for the Protection of Diras ionnd its first natron in the prin cess of Wales, who interdicted in her own family the use of plumage aa dress ornaments. The idea was taken np by the duchess of Portland and other leaders of fashion, and there are now 850 ladies pledged to the humane reform as members, and who refuse to have their bounets trimmed with materials to obtain which it has been neoessary to slaughter bright-damaged birds. .Dorothy LaagtoB. Humane Journal: An incident showing the wonderful effect of a kind word and tender touch in the treatment of dnmb animals transpired on Prairie avenue a few days since. Jl. lartto draft horse harnessed to a heavily loaded track express wagon bad "balked." The load had overtaxed its strength, and, in spite of the crnel blows by its infuriated and unreasonable1 driver, it refused to move. The man finally tried the oft-repeated, and shameful experiment of striking the knees of the poor worn oat creature-even this had no effect L . .- The horse, more sensible than its driver. knew it could not move the load in its overfatigned condition and attempted to lie down in the harness. Many persons had gathered to observe, the brutal conduct of the man, and he was warned that his acts would be reported to the hnmane society; but neither threats nor remonstrances produced, any effect. - -.. Finally, little Dorothy Langton. daughter of Mrs. E. A. Lanston. 2273 Prairie avenue -a child of 13 yean stepped upon tne scene. "I'll start your poor horse." she said; and, going np to the trembling animaL she stroked and patted its neck and brushed the snow ' and mud from its eyes. The poor abased creature, quick to recognize a friend, raised its soft nose to her face, robbed it against her shoulder; and 'hen. at command of her kind, sweet voice, settled down in the harness and gave one more resolute tun to the heavy load behind rum. it did not move ! - "Try again." said the little girl. laying her hand upon the bridle. There was a renewed effort, and. amid the straining or straps and the creaking of wheels, the noble animal started on its way all unmindl nl of its wrongs and the' cruel ridges upon its back, placed there by the brutality of a human being (T) Little Dorothy is a member of the Juvenile Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which, was recently organized by Mr. tihortalL Color and Speed of Horses. Our Animal Friends; Among the cherished superstitions ot sportsmen is the belief that the color of horses has much to do with their chances of victory in races andr exhibitions of power. Whence came this superstition it is difficult to say. It. has existed, however, for centuries, not only among Europeans, bat among Arabs, those "kings of the desert," whose knowledge of the horse is proverbial. - In an ancient Arabian manuscript recently discovered is. according to L'Echo de Paris, a passage proving that the belief in the relations between horses' color, power and speed has long existed in Arabia. A. great sheik, of the Sahara. Ben Dyab by name, so runs the tale, was one day pursued by Saadei Zenatis, hia most deadly enemy. In the night Ben Dyab turned suddenly to his son. "Tell me," he commanded, "what horses are at the head of our enemies!" "The whites, father." replied the son. "That is well," came . Ben Dyals answer. "We shall allow the son to do its . work. The power, of the white horses will disappear before its rays, aa batter melts when they fail upon it." : After a rime the sheik spoke again: "My son, what horses are now nearest onrheelst" "The blacks, father," came the boy's answer. "Excellent," cried the old man. , "The stony ground will overcome tne powers of the black animals. Even the negro of the Seudan becomes tired at tne anklss when he walks over stony ground." Qn went the flight. A third time Bon Dyab turned to his companion. . "Whicn ones are now aheadf" "The browns and the chestnut brown, father." came the boy's answer. "Then," cried the sheik, "we must fly faster or we are lost. There is no time to lose. These horses can overtake us." DjIbk in HarneM. Only a fallen horse stretched out there oa the road, stretched in the broken shafts and crushed by the heavy load! Only a fallen horse, and a circle of wonder- inc eyes Watohing tne frightened teamster goadlnx tha Imu( to riael Hold! for ins toil Is over no more labor for him! See the poor- neck eatstretonedV end the patient eyes grow aim! See on the friendly stones how peacefully nt hia head. Thinking, if dainb beasts think, hew good It ' is to oe dead; After the buraened Journey, how restful It Is tone .- With the broken shafts and the crnel load, waiting only to dial Watehers.be died la harness died tn tha harta and airD: - Fell and tha creat load killed him ene of the day'a inianapa; One of tUe the paaaing wonders the city road -A toiler dying in harness, heedless of eaU or ; ; Road. . Passers, crowding the pathway, staying your steos awiille, -What is the symbol! "Only death why should roa oeaae to smile At deain tor a beaat of burdaaP Os tn roach the basr street That Is ever and ever echoing the tread of the hurrying feet, What was tha sign X. symbol te touch, the riroloaa will. Xtoes he who taocht In parables speak In parables stlUt ' The eed en the rook U watted oa headless hearts ef men. That casher and sow and srrasp and less labor and sleep and thea Then for the priset A. erowd In the street of ever-eoaoug tread The toiler, crushed by the heavy load, is there la his harnes dead. - - Y . IJonn Boyle O'Beuly. Contributions to this column are solicited and reports of Bands of Mercy reqnested.1 Hood's Sarsaparina' absolutely cores when other preparations faiL It possesses medicinal merit peculiar to itself. ' Contests of Bcsroiscx tr Aucnos this Oat at So. 14 Maraia street, next the corner ef Canai. . Curtis conducts the saia. ...... Beth the state and the church in Turkey combine to make a bachelor's life miserable. As Ionic a man's parents are livlng he can live with them witnout experienciajr any difficulty. But aa aooa aa they die he mast obtain iienuiosion from both civil and relitrious authorities before he cuu le ai-mitied to ar other tD'.isehoU; and, moreover, it is te daty of llo pro-rieior el tl Louhe- t is nTa to r t; ; i 3, t . UXDEK THE WALLS OF ATAEES. How Tifty-One Americans Heroically : Died for Cuba. . THJJ3ABTROC8 LOPXZ EXPEDITION7 OS 1051 HOW COLOXEX. W.- Ia CRITTENDEN MET HI8 VATS IN A GALLANT EFFORT TO FREE THE ISLAND FROM THE ' HACKLES OF SPAIN "AN AMERICAN " ALWAYS FACES HIS ENEMT AND KNEELS TO NONE BUT HIS GOD" THE HEROIC LETTER HE WROTE HALF AN HOUR BEFORE HIS DEATH. A silken sash, a portrait, an old book and a tattered letter are the only memorials time has spared silently to give witness of the lifeof a young American soldier., who. with fifty of his comrades, died fruitlessly that an alien land might be made free. . The 300 at Thermopylae died not more bravely. History does not furnish forth au instance of greater valor, and yet it will dismiss it from its pages as a mere incident in in the growth of It people. Fotty years ago the city of New Orleans was the center of an agitation having for its' purpose the freeing of Cuba from the shackles of Spain. The Mexican war had excited the military instinct of a high-spirited people, ana numbers of chivalrous young men era-ulously longed for an opportunity to take up arms for any noble cause. General is arc i ho Lopez, who had already commanded an expedition to Cuba, which had been unsuccessful, longed for an opportunity to vindicate at once himself and the cause for which he had unsuccessfully fought. From Cuba came continuously to New Orleans the most cheering reports tonchmg the progress of the revolutionary sentiment. No one doubted but that the people of the country would -flock around the standard of the leader, if he would set it up in liberty's name on Cnban soiL There was reason for the general belief, for in the eastern department of Cuba the revolutionary feeling had always been intensely strongand was repressed with difficulty. There dwelt the great Cnban patriot families, and there, it was generally conceded, the flag of revolt might most prosperously be unfurled. Lopez determined noon a second expedition and speed ly found the means to carry it forward among the generous enthusiasts who were willing to strip themselves that Cuba miaht be enfranchised from the rule of Spain. The- brilliant I. J. Sigur. one of the proprietors of the New Orleans Delta, sola his interest in that paper for $75,000 and with the money bought the steamer Pampero for the revolutionists. Lopez himself recruited a few companies with ease. Otters of service pressed fast and thick upon him. and early in August he sailed for Cuba with a force of about 500 men. the nucleus of the army which he believed would speedily gather to his standard as soon as he set foot upon Cuban soil. Just before his departure Lopes received a packet of three letters from friends in the eastern department of Cuba, urging him to come in haste, for everything was ripe for revolt. Several local insurrections, it was said, had already broken out. The Spanish authorities feared nothing so much as a ' snocessf ul landing in the east, for they were well aware that a danxerous revolutionary uprising would be its sequence and they resorted to a treacherous arti-tice.to ensnare the leader and his followers. A Spanish officer was supplied with letters purporting to come from Cubans known to be friendly to Lopes and his purposes, but resident in the Vuelta de Abajo district at the western end of the island. The officer gained the confidence of Lopes, persuaded him that his friends had concerted an uprising there, that they counted on his coming and that it wonld be base and cowardly in him to desert . them, and thus prevailed upon him to change his plana aa orisinally and wisely formed. As a matter of fact, while the eastern department was ripe for insurrection, the western was apathetio and cowed. There not only had been an uprising planned in the Vuelta de Abajo district, but withiu easy distance was concentrated the captain general's force. Lopes knew nothing of this. Oat, tilled with an ardent zeal to strike an immediate blow went to his destruction, carrying his volunteers with him. Most of the volunteers were men of good birth and breeding, and enrolled on the list were some who bore names made illustrious in the history of the country. Foremost among them was Colonel W. L. Crittenden, a brother of Ex-Governor T. T. Crittenden, of Missouri, and a nephew of the attorney general of the .United States. He had graduated with honor at West Point, served with distinction through the Mexican war ' and at the time when he joined the expedition was an officer in the customs service of the United States He felt that the expedition was premature, but. as he remarked to General Felix Huston as the vessel was about to sail, he Had gone so far in the matter that he could not witlidraw with honor. The expedition landed sear Bahia Hands oa Aug. 9. and the steamer at once returned. The men were poorly equipped and supplied with an insufficient quantity of provisions. Nevertheless Lopez marched toward the interior with hia little force, hoping at every step that the revolutionists would join him and leaving Crittenden with about 100 men to guard snch stores as had been landed. Lopez reached Las Posaa, a little village, and there began to iutrench himself. The steamer had been sighted at Mord castle and the captain general at once began to make preparations to capture the invaders whom his treachery had snared. Troops were sent by laud and sea and on the 14th a battle was fought, in which Lopez three times repulsed the Spaniards. Reinforcements were sent for and their arrival swelled the total of the Spanish troops in the held to several thousand men. A force was interposed between Crittenden's party and the main command and Crittenden was overwhelmed' Uis men were dispersed, but fifty-one of them were subsequently reunited and sought to make their escape to the United States by mean! of a few small boats. A. fisherman saw them makiug down the coast, informed tne authorities, the steamer Habanero was sent in pursuit and they were ail captured and taken back to Havana, only forty miles away. Others of Crittenden's command who sought safety in flight into the wooded country, after Buttering incalculable distresses in a district so impenetrable that even the runaway slaves were not pursued therein, finally managed- to reach the coast, and were taken off in an American schoonea. Crittenden and his fifty men were at once condemned to be shot, the captain general not even according them the formality of a trial, bat treating them as pirates taken in piracy. They were executed on August 16, 1851, and if ever Cuba attains independence, that day might well be annually set apart in honor of the brave men who surrendered their lives with such remarkable fortitude and heroism. All of the condemned who desired to do so were permitted to write farewell letters to their friends and relatives. Ex-Governor Crittenden retains in his possession the letter written by hia brothex naif . an hour before bis execution. The letter is crowing yellow and worn with age and is disfigured by wide daubs of inky fluid from the brush of the captain general, who thereby testified his assent to its transmission. The fluid used was of a character which does not make illegible the writing,bat every page is marked abundantly with it. The handwriting -of the young officer who was about to die appears as firm and even as if he were addressing a friend on a matter of slight importance in a .moment of idle leisure. He had not. he said, the heart to write to his family, and therefore he addressed the farewell letter to his friend. Dr. Henaley. of New Orleans. The letter reads: Ship of War Esperanza. Aug. 18. 1S5L. Dear Lucien: In half an hour I, with fifty others, am to be shut. We were taken prisoners yesterday.. We were in sui&il boats. General Lopez separated the balance of the commaud from tne. I liad with nie about 1CJ was attached ty two tztt licis cf in- Cor 11 3 I was not furnished with a single musket cartridge. Lopez did net get any artillery. I have not the heart to write to any of my family. If the truth ever comes out you will find that I did my dnty and have the perfect confidence of every man with me. We had retired from the .field and were soing to sea and were overtaken by the Spanish steamer Habanero and captured. Tell General Huston that his nephew got separated. from me on the 18th, day of tne tight and I have not seen him since. He may have straggled off . and joined Lopez, who advanced rapidly into the interior. My' people, however, were surrounded on every side. We saw that we bad been deceived grossly and were making for the United States when taken. During my short sojourn in this island I have not met a single patriot. We landed some forty or fifty miles to the westward of this, and I am sure that in that part of the island Lopez has no friends. When I was attacked. Lopez was only three miles otL If he had not been deceiving as as to the state of things, he would have f alleu back with his force and made tight, instead of which he marched on immediately to the interior. 1 am requested to get you to tell Mr.Green, of the customhouse, that his brother shares my fate. Victor Kerr is also with me; also Stand-ford. I recollect no others of your acquaintance at present. I will die like a man. My heart has not failed me yet. nor do I believe it wilL Communicate with my family. . . This is au incoherent letter, but the circumstances must excuse it. My hands are swollen to double their thickness, resulting from having them too tightly corded for the last eighteen hours. Write to Johnand let him write to my mother. I am afraid the news will break her heart. My heart beats, warmly toward her now. Faro well. My love to all my friends. I am sorry that I die owing a cent, but it is inevitable. Yours strong in heart, m W. L. Crittenden. Letters from his companions to their relatives and friends nave also been preserved and some of them wonderfully illustrate the heroism of these men who were about to die. Gilman Cook wrote: Stanton & Co. Havana, on Board a Man-of-War, 8 o'clock a. m.. Aug. 16, 1851. My Dear Friends: About fifty of . us. Colonel Crittenden's . command, were taken prisoners yesterday. Have not received our sentence yet. but no doubt will all be shot before sunset. Lopez, the scoundrel, has deceived us. There is no doubt that all those reports about the Cubans rising were all trumped np in New Orleans. Lopez took nearly all his command and deserted us. We were attacked by some 500 or 700 of the queen's troops the second day after we landed. Our owu gallant Colouel Crittenden did all that any man could do, but we saw we had been deceived and retreated to the, seashore with the intention of getting off to our country if possible. Got three boats and cut off with the intention of waiting until we fell in with an American vessel, and were taken prisoners br the steamboat Habanero. Explain to my family that I have done nothing but what was instigated by the highest motives, that I die with a clear conscience and like a man with a stout heart. I send my watch to you. It is for little Benny.my nephew. Good-by. God bless yon alL Truly yours. Gilman A. Cook. Another of the letters reads r Ox Hoard the Man-of-War Esperanza. Aug. 16, 1851. My Dear and Affectionate Sisters and Brothers : Before I die I am permitted to address my last words in this world. Deceived by false visions, I embarked in the expedition for Cuba. We arrived, about 400 in number, last week, and in about an hour from now we. I mean fifty of ns. will be lost. I was taken prisoner after an engagement, and, with fifty others, am to oe shot in an hour. I die. my dear brothers and sisters, a repentant sinner, having been blessed with the last rites of our holy religion. Forgive me for all the follies of my life, and you, my dear and affectionate sisters, pray for my poor souL A , go my dear mother and console her. O. my dear child, kiss her a thousand times for me. Love her for my sake. Kiss my brothers and all your dear children. To Father Blackney, my last profound respect; to Father Lacroix and Father DHaoA mass for the repose of my souL My dear mother-in-law, farewell. Poor Taci tela shot and dead by this time. I give and bequeath my aear child to you and you alone. Good-by H ; good-by G and T . I did my dnty. Good-by alh Your dear son and brother. - Honors T a cite Vienne. P. S. Mr. Antonia Costa has promised to do all he can to obtain my body. If so, please have me buried with my wife. Here is a manly letter from a soldier about to die to a mother whom he loved with surpassing tenderness: Havana. Aug. 16. 1851. My Dear Mother: I have bat a few moments to live. Fifty of as are condemned. to be shot within half an hour. I do not value life, but deeply regret the grief it will cause you to near of my death. Farewell then, my dear mother, sisters and all; we may meet again in another world. Think of me often forget the canses I have given you for grief remember only my virtues. Farewell again, dearest mother, and believe me to be your affectionate son. - J. Brandt. Mrs. Man a E- Brandt, care of HilL McLean it Cox. New Orleans, La. All of the letters written by the condemned men indicate he same constancy of heart. Any one of them might have been penned by a hero. Here is a touching letter of farewell: Spanish Frigate Esperanza. Harbor of Havana, Aug. 18, 1851. My Dear-Brothers and Sisters: This is the last letter yon will ever receive from your brother Thomas. In one hour more I will be launched into eternity,, being a prisoner with fifty others aboard of this ship and under the sen-of death. All to be shot! This is a hard fate, but I trust in the mercy of God and will meet my fate manfully. Think of me hereafter not with regret, but as one whom you loved in fife and who loved you. Adieu forever, my brothers, sisters and friends. Thomas C. Jaxes. P. 8- Robert, our poor friends G. A. Cook and John O. Bryce are with me and send their last regards to you: also Clement Standford,formerly of Natchez. Three more of these notable letters from brave men are herewith given. They are all written by the same soldier, one who had fought in the Hungarian army, and who looked death in the face without flinching. To first was to his wife and reads: My Dear Alicia: Adieu, my dear wife? this is the last letter that you will receive from your Victor. In one hoar I shall be no more. Embrace all of my fnends for me. Never marry again ; it is my desire. Mv adieus to mr sisters and brothers. Again, a last adieu. I die like a soldier. . Your husband. VICTOR Kxb. Aug. 16, 6 o'clock, 185L . The second was to his brother, whom he loved verv tenderlv. My Dear Brother Albert: Adieu! I am to be shot ia an hour. There is no remedy for it. This will be handed to yon by my friend Mr. Costa, who has been kind enough to take charge of it. Adieu. Eobert. 1 die as a man and an American should die. Kiss your dear wife, my good mother, sisters and brothers and believe me ever your brother, Victor Keb. . Aug. 16. 1S51. 6:15 o'clock. The third and last was addressed to a number of hia friends, whom he remembered even at that supreme moment: My Dear Friends: I leave you forever and I go to the other world. I am prisoner in Havana and in an hour I shall have ceased to exist. My dearest friends, think of me. . I die worthy of a Creole, worthy of a Louisianiao and of a Ker. My dearest friends, adieu for the last time. Your devoted friend. Victor Ker. T. N. Larose. H. Boungoy, lou Fa-zende, William G. Viuceur-. Felix Arroyo. Auir. 15, tiU o'clock, liCl. The wiiolovile executioa ber'i at-si out 11 o'clock on tii rrc-r-i" -r . i A - -. ::. 1 '1. L.- - r ! : . r t 3 : r : passing the time with cries of viva for the captain general and the queen. Fully 20.000 spectators had crowded about the place of execution at the castle of Atares and all the surrounding heights were 'packed with eager sightseers. The troops of soldiers held the bloodthirsty mob in check pending the execution of the Americans, who were brought forth a dozen at a time. Six were made to kneel with tbeir backs toward the executioners, who shot them down mercilessly, and the six who had necessarily witnessed the death of their comrades were compelled to kneel down in the blood by the dead bodies to die in turn. Then another dozen of the prisoners were brought forth and the butchery was repeated until all were murdered. Crittenden and Ker were killed together. Thev were commanded to kneel ' with their backs to the firing squad, i but they refused, and it was then that j Crittenden gave utterance to that : noble sentiment with which his name j has been imperishably linked. "No." ce saia, "an American always races nis enemy and kneels only to his God." So he and Ker stood motionless awaiting the discharge. A hail of bullets came, and as thev fell the soldiers ran up and dashed their skulls to pieces with their clubbed muskets. When Crittenden, wearing the red sash he had worn in the Mexican war. was being brought to the place of execution, one of the rabble, taking advantage of his defenseless condition for he was tightly bound came up to him and plucked him by the beard. Crittenden coolly spit in the offender's face. . . .. When he was brought to the place where the dead bodies of his soldiers lay be said that he had but one favor to ask, and that was that he might be shot as corresponded with his dignity aa an officer, as one who had borne arms with distinction and who conld show honorable scars. He said that he did not fear death, but that he did not wish to be shot as a pirate, but to die facing his executors. The request was refused, and turning his back aa if in contempt Crittenden with Ker proudly awaited the end. The last American to be shot was a fine-looking fellow, who. while kneeling and awaiting the fatal bullet, glanced carelessly from side to side as if he were a disinterested spectator, and then, just before the volley came, he turned hia head about and looked at the soldiers smilingly. Six bullets entered his body before it fell prone to the earth. Then the soldiers withdrew and for a time the rabble vented its brutality upon the corpses of the Americans. They trod upou and stamped them into the earth- They cut oil' the heads, gouged out the unseeing eyes, amputated fingers and bauds, arms and legs. The clothing of the dead was divided among the most brutal of the mob. who went about with fragments of dead bodies held aloof on poles, shouting "Vivas" to the captain general. When all this bad been done. when, the mob was fairly satiated with its atrocious work, came the hearses which had been nsed for cholera patients. Into these hearses all that remained of the bodies of the dead was closely packed and in some unknown spot the mortal remains of the gallant fifty-one were given meanest burial. Ex-Governor Crittenden baa in. his possession the rea sash his brother wore when executed, the letter he wrote balf an hour before he was shot, the portrait from wbich the accompanying picture of the dead hero was sketched and a scrap book containing all the press of the day. carefully collected and arranged by the hands of his mother. - The book devoted to this pious use sets forth the receipts and expenditures of the United States for the year 1822, and is in itself so. object of much interest, having been presented to General Felix Huston by C Thompson, a member of the eighteenth congress from Kentucky. The book is partly filled, with clippings relating to tbe disastrous Cuban expedition and others relating to the Mexican war. through which Colonel, Crittenden served most creditably. General Lopez did not long survive his unfortunate companions in . arms. He was successively defeated ' two or three times, his force was broken np, himself betrayed into the hands of the enemy, and on Sept. 1 he was garroted in front of the Punta opposite the Morro castle. A. L. M. in Kansas City Times. G0IIIAJ1. GOSSIP. honoring a. hero of the hotel rot-al fire the fire underwriters' medal presented to sergeant . ;. john r. vaughan for savtxg five lives mrs. paean stevens under an injunction societt will forgive mme. de 8ttjers and elliott zborowskt about ' zborowski foxhall keejtb all right executors of a london chemist sue fred ge shard an austrian prince would like a 5,000,000 american heiress. SVeeiAl Correspondence ot tn Pleajrana.1 New York, March 10, 1892. In the rooms of. the Board of Fire Underwriters in Nassau street, the president, Samuel P. Blasden. has presented Sergeant John 12. .Vaughan. of Fire Patrol No. 8. with the underwriters' medal for his gallantry at the Hotel Hoy al fire. In making the presentation he said : A fearful and an awful scene was presented at the hotel in the early hours of that beautiful Sabbath day. At a window in one of the upper stories was gathered a group with anxious faces a father, mother and child, and another man waiting perhaps, to die together. At the next window, in 'an adjoining building, appeared a sergeant of our patrol. The distance was too great to reach. Without hesitating he threw nimself down, restiug one arm upon the sill and entwining his leg around a telephone wire which was. fortunately, conveniently near. With his other arm, one by one, he conducted this group of four over his prostrate body as a bridge to the window of safety. His work was not yet done. Ascending to the roof he discovered a-mau standing upon the sill of a window iu another portion of the house, hesitating whether to meet death by jatnpiug or wait to be overtaken by the fire. Shouting to him to wait and be would save him be rushed to the street and. calling upon his comrades to follow, ascended to the roof of another adjoining building. Hastily throwing on his coat, and with his companions holding him by the legs, he threw himself head downward over, the cornice and. with their assistance, raised this man of over 200 pounds in weight to' the roof. The rescue was completed, the lives were saved, and we gathered here to-day to do honor to the rescuer. The lives saved by Sergeant Vaughan were those of ilr. and Mrs. Charles 11. Phelps and son, J. W. Gibson andC W. Cline. The medal presented to him was of pure gold. On its lace was his monogram, surmounted by a laurel wreath, and the inscription. "New York Board of Underwriters, liVJ." The reverse side was inscribed as follows: 'Presented to Sergeant John IL Vaughan. of Fire Patrol No. S. by the New York Board of Fire Underwriters as a testimonial for having rescued five persons from the third and fifth floors of the Hotel Eoyal. corner of Sixth avenue and Fortieth street, at the time of its destruction by fixe, Feb. 7 lS'Ji" "The bare details of this act of heroism may seem a trilie tame, but the underwriters medal is only tiven for the saving of life under circuiubtancea of great hazard aud dilliculty, aud o ily nve other men have received it in tiia last twelve years. George T. ilichardson and Charles G. Stevens, trustees of the estate of i'araa fctvens. have encceeded inrii'.iu'aa i injunction from Jude Patterson of the I . . . ' i- i v.itrru Supreme court icancuuii: j i v the widow, from rentier, k-Aiir:? or letting any of the realty oi the t-t-Ue in. thia cits-. They cJur?s that she Ls not fAiiLillv per!oru:ed Ler duties as eie-cn'r: - ro;:i-i tr.! o. : r Stners and Elliott Zborowsti for getting married within forty-eight hours after the former obtained a decree of divorce from her husband in Sioux ialla,S. D.t Of course it wilL The marriage was precipitate, bat. as it was inevitable, why postpone itt The union of William B. Astors granddaughter. Miss Carey, with the Baron de Stners turned out to be one of the many unhappy alliances of American heiresses with foreign titles. Now the baroness returns to her first love, and it is a great pity that she ever threw him over for De Stners. Zborowski is often addressed by his fnends as -Count." His father. Martin Zborowski. married Ann Morris, of the famous family which gaveMurris-ania its name. His sister Anna mar-riert Count Montsanlnin. Baron of lontenoy, and the Zborowski family traces its lineage to a uear relative of Kins John ILL of Poland. Elliott is the man who startled all sporting England some two years ago by getting np at Melton Mowbray au elec trio lighted, midnight steeple chase. He was one of the fir.-t men in this country to play polo. He belonged to the Westchester team, and at Newport, in 16S8. had a collision with W. K. Thorn, of the Meadow Brook team, fell under his pony and was picked np for dead. He proved, however, that he was not born to die by polo, and now in the clubs nothing is talked about so much, as his marriagsv. This reminds me that Foxhall Keene. who lately had such a bad "cropper" while following the hounds in Ireland that his life was at one time despaired of, is home again in firstrate condition. He bought twenty-five brood mares in England and is going to have a stock farm either in Virginia or Kentucky. Tbe executors of the estate of Daniel R. Harris, a Loudon chemist, have sued. Fred Gebhard for a bill amounting to 14 2s 4d. and sent tbe papers over to be served on him here. His friends say that the goods were undoubtedly ordered by Mrs, Langtry and charged to him. There is a man in town by the name of Henry Barna. who claims to be authorized to negotiate a marriage between a prince of the imperial house of Austria and an American heiress with not less than $5,000,000 in her own right. He has communicated his mission to the chiefs of police of all the principal cities, supposing probably that we keep our heiresses constantly under police protection. General W. L. McMillen. of New Orleans, is at the Gilsey House. Vedette. A Poet's Views of Poetry. "Poetry." said James "Whitcomb Biley, at the Coates House yesterday, "is not mere meter and diction. Faultless rhythm and learned forms of words are a sort of poetry which may be likened to a women who is beautiful and dazzles, but may not necessarily have a heart, She thrills and bewitches. We say she is solenoid and all that, but those who look beneath the surface care more for a noble-hearted woman who has a soul, even if she is not a belle. Poetry to attract and touch the heart must oe clothed in popular form. It must appeal to all who have not the genius to appreciate. "I had rather write something that will make some big-hearted man or tender woman say .'That ain't fine, but it's mighty true.' than write some .gem of rhythm and diction. I try to write what tbe people want. I always abide by their judgment. - It's pretty hara. sometimes, when you spring something on which you have wrought for weeks and months, and think will hit 'em hard, and then have it fall lika ball of mud. I have no eepeeial favorite among my pieces, and do not know that the publio has. What pleases one may not please another. "I spend my time about half and half reading and writing. I have published three volumes in two years and have another nearly ready. "Yes. I have had considerable experience with the international copyright anestion. but never studied the law of le thing. By the way. I suppose that yon know I once studied lawf My father was a lawyer and wanted me to follow in his footsteps. I made a most brilliantly successful failure of it. and have lef tit religiously alone ever since. "Who is the greatest living American poetf I-do not believe we have one who fulfills in all particulars the requirements of the demand. J do not believe that the poets of an epoch can be properly called the poets of an s?e or nation. The stirring- scenes of tne war are over and martial poetry does not thrill us now except in a reminiscent way. I do not believe that martial poetry is the true poetry of a nation. I love the poetry of the plowshare rather than that of the sword. The destiny of the country and of the world leads along the flower-strewn faths of peace, and not np the rugged ights of war. For that reason 1 believe the American poet is to be born. "Chords have been struck which find a universal response, and American poets have had their basts placed in Westminster Abbey beside the father of English and the myriad-minded bard. But I believe the best is to come." Kansas City JournaL . Alter suffering msto'l aconlsa tlir yvars tnna Tsttt-""" fcavtajr 14 aioclt trrt-ment vithcrat rcI'-eL Ifioclledte takaSwirr Specifio. UtbotUas CUHED LIE EIITir.ZLY and X wish ot&er stxSerers to xsow ef the alne of yocr groat remedy for lUiCTCcatUra. arcDonairs jrru, c. Read lor fraetreaXia en tha X2ocxX sad EUa. fWlFP SPECIFIC- CO, ATHITTA. GL r.jrc:::ic. ' .-J-j, Jl lnura " Use PozzonFs Complexion Powder because it inn-roves her looiis and L as fragrant asviulets. " . xvxros. old P1C3 TfAc:: i:: r i lc H .1 n w m nm y ft A C.-v. u On exhibition la tie FeUl I . is a ne W Ut;o inv nacd to lcscll . Uiat Of WSJtL. Cjli.t-li. THIl STE7 Will wh. rtti-isr dry tfallviminuiri. il i' ' CtAUO it is prrtect'T mf. truin ccrriil sc-oiia, l A. HALDV.'IS .t m., - - -I'-r t I i : ' ' fr t:r f.-Mi.. -. 1 it 1 I. " 1 ' - i- ,;.., a i tiT J i c HAVE YOU THE GEHTE ? fllaay People nave It aad De Kmw Xu Hew ta ReeerBlxe the Hmptaaaa at I Haw ta Treat Tfceaa. Hn&dredsof people hare the Grippe wte not know It. Not necessarily tbe final sti; but tbe first atacea. They feel pains In t- bead, and a bad taace in tbe mouth, get tirrl aad despondent, bare cblQy aenaauo&a. limba aadmiuelee acbe. In soma eiaes tbeae tblaga are overlooked, la moat eases perhaps tber are eunsidered simply a alixbt eolo. Ia nearly very esse they indicate tbe oominr of Grippe. There as hot one thine to de when tiie armptoms appear, aad that 1st take prom y t sad vlroroos meaanrea. to fortify nature to repel tbe enemy. A. little well directed effort at Just tbe rtrht time a-iU aeoompllab very much more than labored effort -after-warda. There la bat thinir to be done, and that la to use a pure stimulant, aomthlig that will promptly arrest, and in co way Injure, aosie-thiag indorsed by scientists, recommended by physician, and popular because so eScient Duffy Pore Malt Whiskey. Two years ae and last year wbea tbe Grippe was raring. was tbe standard remedy used, aad re coo. mended by the profession. It did more to prs vant the Orippa than all other known or recommended remedies. It preaerred many peor-a In- nealtb who would otherwise baTa beea grievously sick, perhaps even worse. It Is ss efficient to-day as ever. It should be borne la mind that other ao-alled whiskies may not ba so emclsnt. and it any dealer asserts that taci whiskies are tbe same, distrast him at enoe. There la but one medicinal whiskey, and tat 1 Dotrys Pure Malv Kf-'f "All she lacks of beauts is a little plumpness." This is a frequent thought, and a wholesome one. 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