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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1890, Olean, New York I GLOST IN THB FIGHT, SUBLIME DARING AND DEVOTED EN- ERGY AT CHAPUUTEPEC, MEXICO. of KcotlS Htomi tlio uiul Outer of Cantle AVon by Ameri- cans At'Im.-vtoil v. Uiittlo tCu; i0lit by Ai-i'-rk at: Pivss most bnlliantand i-ivi! ulorj in ('Cii. fxott' i c t' c- te c ore i .if'ii e oi the deeds of ic history. e light pict- bboly, well as for the Aini.vj.-iM'', e -..a-> glory fora life- io :M of feet who time In1 crowned by v. iili b.'ustions, parapcls, and lotteries cf hcpvy stonewoik I.T f'jct in Ic-i'gth. Sur- 'roundi'v? this --ceminyjy for- custie of tuo stone walls, stro'-jrly built and from 2 to (14 feet in In the castle are mount- ed her.vycjr'ion superior artillerists of the French cilice. i At recei'iblo brt3 of the hill, the wc.stcin, tho stons wall is twenty feet high, and behind it stands a heavy grove of cypresses whose large trunks form ex- cellent for defending troops. The slope i-j plante 1 wit'i powder tnincs ready to be sprung when the assailing columns [are sviarnvng on the surface right, over them, and midway of the hill a strong re- doubt extending along an entire front of castle, filled with soldiers. The posi- tion of Chapultepec is the key to the City of Mexico, and with soldiers in Santa 'Anna's army of defense there could be no lack of men to garrison a citadel so im- pqrtant. Besides, the hill was historic, for here had reveled the A-ztec princes in the igardens and groves once famous in the (Mexican city of splendor; here the site of the famed Kail of the Montezumas. Whatever 'remained of Mexican pride and courags should certainly show itself on these heights in the last stand of the hour, where the fate of the invader must be decided. Chapultepec had for an outwork a group of heavy stone buildings known as El Mo- lino del Rev, or the King's Mill. This Scott had carried by storm on the 8th of September, after a frightful loss, and instead of being a key to Chapultepec, as supposed before the assault, it was itself dominated by the Mexican guns of the castle, and had to be promptly abandoned. When the word was given out in Scott's camps that the castle should be stormed, and that two parties of 230 men each would have tbe post of honor in advance, the men came forward in excess of numbers, and the choice in some companies had to be made by lot. With the appalling death list of Molino del Rey fresh in mind the daring soldiers, both regulars and volun- teers, were eager for the place of danger. These parties were taken from two divis- ions that were not to be in the assault, and were to be followed by the divisions of Gens. J. A. Quitman and Gideon J. Pillow. The storming party preceding Quitman's division was led by Capt. Silas Casey, Sec- ond infantry, with Capt. Gabriel R. Paul, second in command. Pillow was preceded by a party led by Capt. McKenzie, Second artillery. A second storming party was made up from Quitman's division, and was led by Maj. Twiggs, of the Marines, with Capt. Miller, of the Second" Pennsyl- vania, second in command. Gen. Pillow's column, formed for attack at the Molino del had the longer and more difficult route before it, and must forge a'aead through a throve of cypresses, past tl.e midway redoabt, and up a steep and rocky acclivity, tha whole region alive with Mexican marksmen. McKenzie's storming party carried scaling ladders, and were preceded by eight companies of skirmishers, under Cols. T. P. Andrews and Joseph E. Johnston. Under the ex- citement of battle the skirmishers ran far ahead and held the lead. The Mexicans dis- puted every inch, dodging from tree to tree. Gen. Pillow was hit at the outset and his coin maud fell to Gen. George Cad wal- ader. From this point on tbe struggle was a determined though not an extremely bloody one. The guns of th? castle thun- dered, many shots fortunately going over the mark. Rocks and breastworks, shel- tering enemies whose muskets kept up an angry fusillade, were charged and carried, and very soon the Mexicans were driven back to tl.eir redoubt. Pillow's skirmishers had shot down the Mexican soldiers appointed to fire these and over them the main columns .passed in safety, only to confront thebsavy redoubt. Here came a crisis. Annihilation awj.itel the daring men should the mines and death or wounds were before r.i -t well packed redoubt.. Quick work i.: .s.ifh .in hour is often Letter than iii men or mi-.-.ilts, the criti- cal n ;.t Chapultercc produced its hero. Capt. of the Fifteenth infan- try. company was in tbe r.dvan f id promptly past tbe right flank find was followed by a com- and by the whole Ninth 'ilien the atuick joined front -A f :uri the for t s !f.- rf tre.tt r.at of nlmltuxl Uunragh cUHuff lUMtitiUnU rtogwd theuiMlvw along tbe wall, nod M MM cttint? up with loddt-nt n (or the top. Mans nivu fellow ffiot down i: t ditch. fell afU.T oiountiiiK t'1" v.o.11. wts, however no tck of dariiiK for every ot.i- t bat tell. Me- took up I.KU-work bravery a-id "nerjcy equal to displaced by the skinnisheis uud rapidity mid dur- ing it that was carrying everything. Two oi vv lieutenants were Killed and severely while mount.irj the ladders. Another officer, with viouucls, btiTgjtlc' 1 up to unfurl the AMU i K an Iviuuer on the wall. The IT '-c> followed by the in- fantry i 11. ai.il tho-c, matchLi-o I'u-ib'jl the 1 :dil'-rs, planting thtir b- "in the "f th" enemy and of thentst the lofty historic hill. Small t'i't Mexicans threw dov.n their .is, ali'iough no quarter would I-e The swoop of invaders was like a vs hill wind, no power, 110 obstacle. couU stop it. The went o'i in the inclosure, the infuriated Americans dealing death on all ides, until, their wrath portly th1 f MX oomrac. cf ii o latVT not t re with out wtn AROUND WINDSOR TOWN THE COMMON SFTLCH AND COMMON Uri OF THE COMMON PEIOPLE Vt rll uiul joy Is i'l.ilncr 'i lut.i in itu IA IC'i'iv i i0l t I J.' i TUMII A uci.lt. vi J 'WheiKi fuu ra-t- intc'.X c me lakes his to'ir in a 1 tin! IK- all at ouCe wal-.cs l'> the it i-. a rudo the of LisL-vtrj kuovvletl-ji- is Uv quiml out or even -i; IMI Ii'irt on 1-i part. It sc-alvs into him, it were, when lie do. n'L KIKAV it, and hi e our coi'ivcm- est blessings lit1 dots not that he has it until lie into a place or a fix where he h.'iMi't it The deuoniinntioii-, of money, hab.tr> of the people, rate-, of post take AM! n UefoatvJ Coufedcmte onv like tliu iK-conii, but In u little touchy on noini1 jioj-itn. If, IIOWCMT, joti v v.it in Ian 'li t'.l your- self till jnu "u mil of tho you to one t f tl t1 popular tlu-atrcs and IU-H. i.r1' on the i c. .iti nl ill i1 iriir- he m, t-i bi1 sure. t. 11' uiul v. Ktudy in i hit'1 ivl SCOTT ATTACKS OX THE GATES. energy. The cadjis are described by an eyewitness P-> "pretty little fellows from 10 to IS yc-ars of and the same writer adds tint they struggled "like demons." But it was useless; the enraged assailants bayoneted man and boy, prisoner and fighting man alike, and the blood flowed in streams out at the passageways. The attacks of Pillow and Quitman cov- ered tLe southern and western sides of the hill; the eastern side was connected with the and the northern was approached by a under Gen. Worth in con- junction witb Pillow's advance from west to Worth ivr.s to guard Pillow's flank, and his advance cvpt'irtd an outride battery and opened an attack on the main Mexican line beyond Chanultepec Castlo just at the time the work fell before Pillo-.v r.nd Quitman Gen. mounted to the dome of the ci-vl took a sweeping view of tbe city now lay before his victorio'is battalions ard from Ihere di- rected his forces uptn UK- tratcs doomed by the fell of Charuitcp.-c open to the exultant Americans. Of military names since made famous claims a rrirrlrable roll. It not n grand t'.ie killed nr.d wounded in tbe American r.rmy probably reached but it was exceptionally dar- icg, an-1 brevets and honors were showered on men whose work there well merited thi-n. Grant, according to his biography, 1 .1 brevstof captain, although Scott 1.1: ".t- i -i mention of hir.i in bis report. Ix" from a while on duty and was brevet eJ licuU mnt rolonel. Mc- Cle'.Hn was in tl.e engineer corps. Tbe Confe :-rnte Jo-r-ph E. Johr.--ton led tbe j-kirmiiiieson Pal also a :der, vere'j woiui-icd v. hile a-lvanring, color-; in hnr.-l. was .1 beu- U-nnnt in Mngrudcr's battery in Worth's The poni-ral E. V. Sum- ner v. ho ilnvl in 1SC3, led a battalion of Gen. Hooker won his thin" brevet in the Mexi- r-n r. Piil e a yooJ bird dog. The gap bc'tv.-cen the printed and spoken language in any country is great, but greater in England than AmericA. It is of course impossible to represent the; dialect tone of any people by letters, as, though we mark the sound of the vowel, the mark does not mean the same to diuereat people. but the general fact that tiie English pronounce such words as hclf, calf and laugh exactly as if they were spelled and "Hhf is familiar. while nearly all western and southern An. eric v pronounce ti.e a nearly as in hat. I t say that I like the way in which raen sound English. Their voices are as a rule lower and sweater tli.in or. One mubfc not venture far in usinj ir American jokes or proverbs on the sumpti'm that ths people will get hi.s me.in ing, aii d especially must one ?by of air. phr-'f with a touch of irreverence. In 'i.e jol'j- half hour vrhich followed gooil uinner :u an English hcmc one v. ;i vi r. silk hat wosiM fifc'l it the target for pistols and fir.i'-bori by q-.olint; from memory this item frr.n. Thf iV.n Ranch (Mor-.i Weekly 1 A i 1 chap K. .miaj. i. it.i n bi" hat oa. an 1 put up 'I'LI- L a 1 i thst bat. lw t ral r. L'.] ume off this I ('.-171 afurv-ard i' u (i..'. b.'iv au 1 'n-arv, anotij'r Uni T) (jt-irj w.u- v'.irrii-i, ktpt fuM i TC re .'i-> in HS'J' 1 I l.o f .M .1 '7) I.' 1 f, i. i 1 rf -.'S r.t nl'i i o, C .1 i, .1 i i s f i i i _ i ir, 1J. r i i r% Ir. i -otf ft: C7 t' H- f-ftfHtAiS '-it i K i 1 the nicti T v n 1 "MT nbowe.i viM CT mettle OP v n put to the test of daring GCORGK L KlIAfKR the C the N ti.. P i ..kc i club be- 1 Ark l.-lrs t t I'i'si actor n chi'scn far li c pan, id madc- ap su as to look 7 fid 1 i'jh und about Indus Ihick, with :nt and n peaki.l n OM.T hiH upper lip. Hi-, are in threat :i, L rrashe I hat a x -.cut itiun, and his coat f.iilsnu. lie begins second sentence with "X-: and w hen he docs not understand wlmt is taid ho bliarph asks "il-a Siis'ilirly l.is his "apple sarse" and his "darter Jcro< shy'1 are frequently rcfjrrod to. Queer ideas thes-c Britons of the lower clap j must have of the average American. Other nations catch it, too. The British sailor usually knocks down all v. ho stand in Ins v. ay in foreign ports; and as to the Zulm, Arabs and Al'jfasiniaus, the havoc made among them by tbe sol- diers is something frightful. The "arro- gant of whom we hear so murh, really docs materialize on I have mit him nowhere else. Americans, ni we all know, arc so modest about their own exploits that this "blowing" by French and BiitJi's is apt to bo offensive to them. There is bat one thing more of- is, the self satisfied .silence of the better classes. An Englishman of any standing rcver thinks of arguing the com- parative greatneps of nations or boasting of tbe superiority of England. lie would as soon think of insisting upon the law of gravitation. All our popular air? are sang in Eng- land, but to entirely different words, and whether ours or theirs is the parody is more than I know, not being up in musical literature. However, the Gem of the is certainly older than our version of it (the words are exactly the same save the and moreover it is appropriate in England only; for Great Britain is an "ocean while "Colum- bia" is half of a continent. The tune of "Hail by the orchestra, sound ed very nice to me till the actors began to sing an intensely British song to it, and the music of "God Save the Queen" is the same as Americana use to the words of "America." While trampingthrough Bed- fordshire I was delighted with the village of the church bells sound a different tune for every at New port-Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, I was not a little surprised to hear the finest of them playing "Old Dog Tray." On inquiry 1 learned that this is a very old and very sacred air in England, and really if one could divest himself of all ideas associated with the American parody, the air is not unsuited to solemnity. All this, however, has but little to do with the lovely rural region through which I Maidenhead southeast- ward for a dozen miles or so, and then as many northeastward to tue quaint old city of Windsor. There really must be some- tjiing in the claim that this island is pe- favorable to vigor in all animals, man included. I will not go so far as to admit that the birds fly faster and farther, the pigs thrive more easily and the cattle gender with more certainty than in any other land, though the claim is made by scientific authority; but surely man is vig- orous here. In many days' rural strolling and talking I found none of the hovels often described as the homes of the English poor, and none of that depression and gloom in the ruralists that I hadjaeard off. All the cottages appear neat and homelike, and nearly all the people sturdy. And such swarms of pretty girls! What clear, soft eyes of blue and brown and hazel; and what delicate complexions, in which the carmine shines through the fair skin as through a transparent enamel. Paris has style, but England has the real article. I will confi- dently assert, and leave it to any jury of Americans, that all Paris cannot produce as many attractive women as may be found within a radius of five miles from Windsor Castle. And this reminds me that I had almost forgotten to mention the castle. The queen was at her residence in the Isle of Wight when I was at Windsor, and so they al- lowed us to ramble at will through every part of it except the dining room and bed chambers. The only requirements are that one should have clean boots and take off bis hat in the chapel. The guide, free of charge, describes the principal paintings and statues, through all the rest of the wonderful and rambling old structure one walks at will and as long as he pleases. No fees and no guards, except at the door. They mast have a very trusting disposi- tion. And by rare fortune my i isit fell upon a. day when the Coldstream Guards had their drill and parade in the great park, the sight being very fine in- deed. 1 will not inflict upon the reader a detailed description of the castle, for two reasons: I uo not feel equal to the "tech- and for two shillings and postage can r.n elaborate description by an expert A few however, I must mention, because tLey '-t.ike rn American with great Surprise: ;tnd the most surprising, perhaps, is the of the J-o called Prince imperial, son of Louis Napoleon. It is very beautiful, but the predominant thought of an American visitor is, why is it here? it by express order of the queen, rind the inscription (m Latin) on one p.iTiL-1 gives the reason: Tho well T-" "fl yojth, Ox- c. nraJc of our sUin in t Je Afncc.3 xrar and thence car- to t'je tomb of Ins father. Queer Victoria a-s bcr fruest in this If domicile of kings. ia marb.e he was. Another surprise is the tablet in honor of Prince Al.'.taayu, son of the king of Abyssinia. The Albert Memorial chapel is quite as licaiitiful and imposing aa any of the current descriptions tnaki- wonderfu' ScarceiT surprising are the pAinlnjv and memnr: ils of other forcigji nt-aics. such as Charles X of France. I'nncr of Bo.ir- f'On and They are all rf the queen, honever, for it is one of tbe odd features of royalty that r.carly all the ba- tjon.. nf Humpe otLrr tliann.-i1.-f Mood. prodonr.r.atinc at lndcf-3 Bell "BELL BROS.' DRESS DEFT" is a pi rase that seems to have obtained wide-spread ty. You hear it from the mouths of all classes: "Where did vou buy your "At Bell goods depart- ment." "Where are you going to buy your "Why, at Bell Bros We've "labored to bring this department this stage of success, and it's a satisfaction to be able to -ay to you, "Ihere is no better in Western .New York." Now, et us make a suggestion and an offVr: A dress is always an icceptable present. If you've a sister, wife or mother to buy presents for, come in "here and select a dress for her State rhe price you wish to pay; we'll sell you a dress from 75c a pattern up to that many dollars. Present it on Christm .s; if it is unsatisfactory, bring it back and it. From now until after the holidays we offer you Special 'v r.illy U ur j i T ir f K J fa' xnonarcli in Turn.K, .11 Duller III XI "C i' liqoi: 'hip _ "i TK', i after -i ,.T. "i t i Turope, of .J. tvcry ibesiiltan of :.r- rr tbe "rt-i IT in- 1 an 1 T1 i. of Li.K tu I ri .j-.etha- M have a r fj; i -I A' T.t ..1 -n, t t f r. f Apr." i T tie r -3 mar rtht The entir-' -ON ALL OUR Dress Furs, -AND- There is continual buzz and hum about our'fancy goods coun- ters that speaks very strongly of the favor in which they are- held by the public. Should you look into our show you'll notice a card which reads, closing at one-half price up It's a positive truth; we haven't room itt he store for any of these goods aftf i Xmas. Come early and your selections. OUR BOOK DEP'T I Special for this week: Dore's Bible Gallery at 6oc, worth 1 Oxford Bibles 25, worth children's books in endless variety; 1000 more new books placed on sale -THURSDAY MORNING U The Muslin Underwear Sale is a cess. The Goods are Beautitul. Our Kid Glove Stock is Larger than all Other Dealers Combined. Get Our Prices. oooooooccooooocoooooooo c o o BELL BROTHERS, OLEAN, NewYort, NEWSPAPER! ;