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San Antonio Daily Light (Newspaper) - December 15, 1890, San Antonio, Texas Give Chi Ilij sight. Monday december 15, 1890. Railroad time table. In born. I. A g. N. Railroad. Us parture is. Far St. Louis via Iron Moun Tain or m., k. Amp to. 5 45 a. For St. Louis via Iron Mountain route. 6 t q p. For Laredo.9 00 a. Arrivals. From St. Louis Iron Mountain and m., k. A t.1055 a. In from St. Louis Iron Mountain and m., k. Amp t. Routes 10 00 p. In from Laredo. 3 35 p. In Southern Pacific Railroad. Through express Kast. Leave for new Orleans Houston and Galveston.9 00p.and 9 25 a. In arrive from the Kast. Arrive from new Orleans Houston and Galveston 6 50a.m. And 4 to through West. Leave for san Francisco Elpaso and Eagle pass.4 40 p. In arrive from san Francisco Elpaso and Eagle pass.8 55 a. M the s. A. Amp a. P. R. route. Departures. Leaves for Kerrville daily except sunday at.5 00 p. In leaves for Galveston Houston and Cue of daily cat. 8 45 a. 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Lorra at the time when i was clerk in the office of the minister of War i had for a colleague and fellow clerk one Jean Vidal an old officer who had lost a left Ann in the italian Campaign but who still had his right hand with which lie accomplished marvelous feats with the pen in round hand running hand and gothic hand and executed with a single stroke of t lie pen a Small Bird in the flourish to his signature. Vidal was a worthy Man a typical old Soldier upright and pure. Although he was hardly forty years old and but few Gray hairs appeared in his pointed zouave heard yet we already called him at the office Pere Vidal but with less familiarity than respect for we knew his life of Honor and Devotion in his Small cheap lodging in the farthest part of Grenelle where his sister lived with him a widow with a Long string of children and where he supported this Little world upon his slender income that is to say the payment for his Cross his pension and his clerkship-�?3,000 francs for five persons. Never mind. His frock Coats with the empty left sleeve looped up on the third Button were always brushed As for a review by the inspector general and the red ribbon of his decoration always fresh was so serious a thing to the Good Man that he took it from his buttonhole whenever he carried a package through the streets sometimes a pair of boots from la Tours or a pair of trousers bought in the morning at the Belle Jardiniere. As i used to live then in the environs of South Paris i frequently shaped homeward Way so that i could go with Pere Vidal and i amused myself by getting him to recount his campaigns As we walked by the Vicinity of the Ecol Militare where at that time could be seen it was during the last years of the Empire the showy uniforms of the Imperial guard fug Lemen in Green lancers in White and the somber and magnificent officers of the artillery in Black arid Gold a costume in which it is quite Worth while to go and be killed. Sometimes in the hot summer evenings i offered a Glass of absinthe to companion a luxury which poor Vidal economically denied himself and we would Stop for a half hour before an officers cafe in the Avenue de la Mothe Piquet. On such Days the old a sub a who had let come the most steady of family men and had quite lost his habit of gossiping would Rise from the table with an heroic giddiness in his head and i was sure of hearing for the rest of the Way some Good War Story. Oue evening i believe god forgive that Pere Vidal had taken two glasses of absinthe in making our Way through the miserable Boulevard de Grenelle he stopped suddenly before the place of a dealer in second hand military clothes. There Are a Good Many of them in that Quarter. It was a Dingy dirty shop displaying in the window some Rusty pistols wooden bowls full of buttons gilded epaulettes Aud in front were Hung among some miserable rags several old Coats of officers ruined and tattered by the Sun and rain but which still preserving 1 he impress of the shape Aud the breadth of the shoulders had something vaguely human in their appearance. Vidal grasping Arm with his Only hand and looking at with a gaze that was not a without suggestions of absinthe lifted the stump of an Arm to Point out one of the Coats the tunic of a african officer with its skirt in a Hundred plaits and a triple braid of Gold twisting into an eight on the shoulder. A look at that a be said a a that a the uni form of old corps a captains then coming nearer to examine the tatters More closely he read the number engraved on the buttons and called out excitedly a it is regiment. It is the first Zou aves a but suddenly Pere Vidal a hand which had already Laid hold upon the old tunic remained fixed his face darkened his lips trembled and lowering his eyes he Mur mum in a frightened Way a god if it should be his Quot then with a sudden gesture he turned the tunic round and i could see in the Middle of the Back a Little round Bole the Hole of a Bullet encircled with a Black stain which was undoubtedly old blood Aud that telltale Hole was As shocking As pitiful As a wound. A a of Oil a i said to Pere Vidal who had suddenly dropped the coat and was on his Way again stopping quickly with bowed head a there was a sad scar a and anticipating a Story i added to excite Corn Zaniou into telling it a the captains of the zouave were not usually shot in the but to did riot appear to hear Rue Aud he muttered some words biting his Mustache a How came it to be stranded there its a Long Way from the Battlefield of Ign aug to Tho Boulevard de Grenelle. Of i see it the crows that follow tile army the robbers of the dead. But Why just there two Steps from the Ecol Milit ire where his regiment is stationed with the other and he should have passed by Here he should have recognized that of it is like a ghost a a look Here Pere Vidal a i said beginning to be a Good Deal interested and taking him by the Arm a you Are not going to continue to talk in enigmas and you Are going to Tell what memories have been awakened by that pierced i Eer Tatule believe that without the two or absinthe i should have Learned nothing for at that demand Pere Vidal looked at distrust fully almost anxiously but suddenly As if making a great resolve he said shortly a Well yes i will Tell it to you. Inasmuch As you Are a Well informed and honest Young Man i have Confidence in you and when i have finished you shall Tell frankly your hand on your heart if you think it strange in to be moved As i have been moved. I Jet us see. Where shall we begin first i cannot Tell you his name the other since he is living but i shall Call him by the nickname which we gave him in the regiment thirsty yes we used to Call him thirsty anti he Well answered the name being Neof those who done to stir from the canteen and who toss Oil twelve Small glasses at the twelve strokes of noon. He was sergeant of a company when i was quartermaster and he marched by Side As file closer. A Good Soldier a very Good Soldier a drunkard Reisterer fond of rows with All the bad habits of Africa but Brave As a Bayonet with cold steel Blue eyes Brown face and red Beard. Not an easy Man to get on with. When i reached the depot of the War battalion thirsty had just completed his service. He re enlisted took his Bounty and went on a three Days spree during which he rolled through the Low quarters of Algiers with four or five other rakes Liko himself piled up in a caliche and carrying a Trico lored Flag with these words a this will not last a they brought him Back to the Barracks his Skull cracked by a Saberts stroke. He had been in a Row with some loafers at the House of a moorish woman who had re lived during the squabble a kick which proved fatal. Thirsty recovered. He was put in the stocks for fifteen Days and stripped of his sergeants stripes. It was t he second time that he had lost them of it had not been for his bad conduct thirsty who was of goes i family and fairly educated would have been an officer Long ago. Now Atter the affair of the Moor his stripes were taken off but six months later As i passed the quartermaster ser Geautt a i saw that lie had them on again t Hanks to the indulgence of his Captain an old african campaigner who had seen his bravery in Kabyle. A before Long the old campaigner was promoted to be chief of the battalion and they sent us a new Captain a Young corsican named Gentile of 25, just from the military school cold ambitious full of Merit they said but very exacting hard on his men giving you six Days in the guard House for a spot of rust on your gun or a Button missing from your gaiters moreover hav ing not yet served in Algiers and admitting no sort of laxity or frolicking. Capt. Gen tile took a dislike to thirsty at once and the dislike was reciprocated. Indeed it could not be otherwise. The first time that the sergeant did not respond to the even ing Call eight Days in tile stocks the first time that lie got drunk fifteen Days. While the Captain a Small Brown Man stiff As wire and with the bristling Mustache o a frightened cat would throw his punish ment in his face saying in a hard voice know who you Are and ill Humble you Boyle thirsty did not say anything Anc walked quietly to tile Side of the guard House but the Captain would have spoken More mildly perhaps if he had seen the angry flush which mounted to the sergeants Cheek when he had turned his head and the gleam of rage which shot from his terrible cold Blue eyes. A the emperor declared War upon aus Trio and we embarked for Italy. But we Are not concerned with Hie Story of that Campaign. I will go on with ours. Dup ing the preparations for the Battle old Melignano when i lost Arm you know our battalion camped in the Middle of a Small Village and having broken ranks our Captain made a Brief address proper thing for the Captain to do to remind us that we were in a Friendly coun try and that our Honor demanded Gooc behaviour from is adding that any annoy Ance to any of the inhabitants would be punished severely. While he was speaking thirsty who was standing unsteadily by Side leaning on his gun he had half emptied since morning the Keg of the can Tinie shrugged his shoulders lightly but happily the Captain did not see it. A in the Middle of the night i started out of sleep. I jumped off from the bundle of Straw on which i was sleeping in a farmyard and i saw in the Moonlight a group of soldiers and peasants who were tearing from the arms of thirsty furious As a wild beast a pretty girl who was invoking to her Aid the Virgin Aud All the saints in Paradise. I ran to hold him but capt. Gentile reached him before . By one glance of his Eyo the Little corsican hat the look of a master he stilled the sergeant then having calmed Tho Lombard by some words that he said to Hor in italian he turned and stood before the culprit and said shaking his trembling hand in his face a a a they ought to blow out the brains of such wretches As you. In the meantime i will see the colonel and you Shull lose your stripes again Aud for Good this time. We shall fight to Morrow see that you get yourself a we turned in again but the Captain was right and at break of Day we were roused by the firing of Cannon. We flew to arms formed in line and thirsty his cold Blue eyes had never looked More cruel Stool by Side. The battalion la Egan its March. It was to dislodge the White Coats who Hud fortified themselves with several pieces of artillery in the Village of Mele guano. Forward March we had scarcely gone a couple of Kilometres when whizz the grape shot of the austrians struck us in the flank and some forty of our company went Down. Then our officers who were awaiting the order to charge made us lie Down in the Corn Fields As sharpshooters. But the officers naturally remain standing and i Tell you our Captain was by no Means the least erect of the lot. We on our knifes in the Corn Field continued to fire on the Battery which was within Range. Suddenly some Oue touched Elbow and turning i saw thirsty looking at his lips curved in a wicked smile As he loaded his Rifle. A a a you see the Captain who said to nodding toward Iii in with his head. A a a yes Well a i replied looking at the officer who was about Twenty paces from us. A a Well tic have spoken to As he did last night. A then with a Quick and rapid gesture. In two movements he brought his piece to his shoulder fired and i saw the Captain suddenly twist throw Back his head beat the air for a second with his two hands drop his sword Aud full Hea Vily on his Hack. A a a Assassin p i cried seizing Tho sergeants Arm. But lie threw three paces from Bim by a blow on Chest. A a a fool prove that i killed him. A i Rose Iii a fury but the rest of the company Rose too. Our colonel was there bareheaded and on a smoking horse jointing with his Saber to the austrian Battery Aud shouting at Tho top of his lungs a a a Forward zouave with the Bayonet a a what coaids i do but charge with the others it has become famous that charge of the zouave at Melignano. Have you Ever seen the angry sea beat upon a Rock yes Well. It. Was like that. Each company swarmed up like the surges on the Rock. Three times the Battery was covered with Blue Coats and red trousers and three times we saw the earthwork reappear with its rows of cannoli undisturbed like the Rock after the receding wave. A but tile fourth company ours must carry tile a place. In Twenty Bounds i reached the redoubt. By the Aid of gun i mounted tile slope. But i had Only time to see a pair of blonde mustaches a Blue Cap and the carbine re a gun which almost touched . Then i Felt such a Shock in shoulder that i believed Arm had been blown off. I dropped gun everything whirled around i fell on Side near the wheel of a powder Wagon anti lost consciousness. A when i opened eyes i heard Only the sound of Distant firing. The zouave were there formed in a disordered Semi Circle. They cried a Vive la Empereur a Aud brandished t heir guns at arms length in the ail. A an old general followed by his staff came up at a Gallop lie reined up his horse and waving ids gilded Chapeau in the air he cried a Bravo zouave you Are the first soldiers of the a i was sitting by wheel piteously holding with right hand poor broken Paw and i recalled the frightful crime of thirsty killing his officer from behind on the Field of Battle. A suddenly he came from among the ranks Aud advanced toward the general yes he himself thirsty the Assassin of the Captain. In the fight he had lost ids Cap and ids shaved head appeared traversed by a Saber stroke from which a Stream of blood ran Down ids forehead and on his Cheek. Leaning with one hand on his gun he presented an austrian Flag tattered and with great red stains on it a Flag Winch he had taken. The Gen eral seemed to regard him with Admire Tion and find him Superb. A say Boicourt said he turning to one of his artillery officers. A look at that. What Mena then thirsty said in his hoarse voice a that a True general but you know the first zouave. There Are enough of them for More than one a i could embrace you for that phrase a cried the general. A you shall have the Cross you a and repeating always a what men what Meu a he said to his aide do Camp a phrase which i could not understand myself i Ani too ignorant you know but remember it nil the same a Isnit it i Bri court ifs like a but at that moment Arm pained again and fainting i saw and heard both ing More. A you know the rest. I have often told you How they hacked off Arm and How i was carried for two months in ambulances delirious with fever. In sleepless hours i asked myself what i should do in regard to thirsty. Denounce him certainly that was duty but How what proofs had i ? then i would say to myself a he is a scoundrel but a hero. He killed capt. Gentile but he captured an austrian and i could not decade at last when i was convalescent i Learned that As a Reward for his Brave action thirsty had liven transferred with his Grade to the zouave of the guard ant had received a decoration. A at first that disgusted with own Cross which our colonel had just attached to cloak at the Hospital. However thirsty merited his As Well after All but his legion of Honor should have served As a target for a firing squad of soldiers. Well All that was a Long time ago. I have never seen the sergeant again who is still in the service and i am in civil life. But just now seeing that tunic with its Bullet Hole a god knows How it came there hanging at that old clothes dealers two Steps from the Barracks where the Assassin is i thought of his unpunished crime and it seemed to that the Captain cried for i did Best to Calm Pere Vidal who had been much excited by his Story. I assured him that he had done everything for the Best and the heroism of the sergeant balanced his crime. But some Days later on arriving at the office i found Pere Vidal who handed a journal so folded that but one column was visible and who said gravely a what did i Tell you a i took the journal Aud read As follows a another victim of afternoon on the Boulevard de Grenelle a sergeant of the Imperial zouave by the name of Mallet who bore among his comrades the sobriquet a thirsty a Aud who had been drinking heavily with some companions in the neighbouring drinking places was seized with a Sadden alcoholic delirium while looking at some old uniforms hanging in front of an old clothes merchants. A becoming suddenly furious the sergeant Drew his Saber Bayonet and ran Down the Street to the great terror of the pass Era by. It was Only by the greatest efforts that the two soldiers who accompanied Hihi were Able to overcome the madman who in his rage shrieked unceasingly a i am not an Assassin i took an austrian Flag at Melignano a a we Are told that in fact Mallet had been decorated for that feat of arms and that it was Only his inveterate drunkenness which prevented him from becoming an officer. A Mallet has been taken to the military Hospital of Gros Carillon from whence he will presently 1ms transferred to Charenton for it is doubtful if the unfortunate Man will Ever recover his As f returned t he . I to rent Siuai he looked it gravely Aud said a Captain Gentile was a corsican. Reis York evening Post. Hate Fields ideas about smoking. Most men do not smoke because they Art obliged to smoke lilt because they like to. Now suppose a woman who liked dancing were to indulge in that harmlessly exhilarating pastime whenever she Felt so disposed without reference to its temporary fitness How would she look for exam pie breaking Toto step or pirouettes in Hie Street or in a Public conveyance or in tile doorway of an Assembly Hall or in a congressional committee room what would be thought of her if she were to Waltz through Hie hotel corridors from her bedroom to breakfast dancing like smoking is a very pleasant Ami innocent recreation but As the Wise Man said there is it time for it which is certainly by inference not ail times. If the Man lighted Cigar is Ever present with him would picture to himself his Brethel his sister or his daughter his wife or his Sweet heart entertaining herself As she likes Best in season and out of season just As he does he would be Able to Meas lire his own conduct by a fairer Standard and vie better Able to discriminate Between the use and the abuse of one of the Good things heaven has Given to Fields Washington. Walking for exercise. Walking is not always the Hest form of exercise. Horseback Riding is sometimes much better but most persons Are shut up to exercise on foot. To Many men it is sufficient to walk to and from their place of business and this is the More profitable tis helping the Walker to lose sight of exercise As a Mere end. Tile disposition of so Many people to ride when they might walk is an unfavourable symptom. Walking should be brisk with a somewhat free swing of the arms. A walk Over a More or less Hilly route tells More than one Over level ground since in climbing and descending Hills different Muscles Are brought into play and the breathing is deeper Ami Fuller. Besides it is less fatiguing and More enjoyable than tramping Over a s companion. A terrible ride. I began life on one of the big railways of the states As a a a cleaner in an engine shed. I had been employed Iii the shed at Louisville for about fifteen or sixteen months when i went on first trip As a fireman. It was very near being last. I firmly believe ail the years of flying about in an express since i was made an Engineer have not taken As much out of As that single turn of an hour and a half. It occurred in this Way one evening t he superintendent at Louisville received a wire from Weston a station about seventy Miles Down the line to Send an engine to replace one which had broken Down. He in to to the shed and selected Tho Gen. Grant one of the finest locomotives on the Road. Then lie sent Wool to the Engineer and fireman to come on duty and Start on their journey at 7 of Block. The Driver Ben Norris was there in Good time and busied himself with his Oil can. But Jim West the fireman did not turn up punctually. At last when it was near the hour for starting he came in the shed. One glance at his bloodshot eyes and unsteady walk showed he was the worse for drink. Poor fellow i knew the cause of this and from the Bottom of heart i pitied him. The week before he had lost his Little daughter Kate and to drown his grief he had taken to liquor. I knew he was perfectly incapable of going on duty and i also knew that if he was discovered in this state it would mean instant dismissal. There was Only Oue thing for it another fireman must be found immediately. If the mutter was referred to the superintendent it would be All up with Friend Jim. From that moment i made up mind to take his place myself. I gave him in charge of one of mates who promised to take him Home quietly. I thought that in a few hours he would have slept off the effects of the liquor and i left word to have him come on by the night train to Weston. I had to explain matters to the Engineer but he made no objections to Ray plan. It struck at the time that he took the matter very coolly in fact he seemed perfectly indifferent As to who went with him. Time was up. I took place in the cab. Norris set to work at once and we moved slowly out of the shed. We were off while in the station i took care to keep lie Diug Down us if examining the fire so that i should not iks recognized. But once Clear of the town i stood upright and looked around. It was a glorious summer evening. We skimmed rapidly past Meadows and com Fields and then dashed along the Bridge Over the River. I lie inn to think i would enjoy the run immensely. I next turned attention to the engine. As i ran Eye Over the shining machinery i Felt gratified to think that its neat order was chiefly owing to care. I was proud of Tho Grant Ami wondered if the time would Ever come when i should have charge of it myself. I was so elated that i thought companion ought to be More Lively. Ben seemed to think of nothing but his work. He stood with his hands on the throttle and his eyes steadily fixed on the track ahead. I made one or two remarks but he scarcely answered . While i was wondering at his silence he suddenly a poured to Rouse himself. He glanced at the steam gauge muttered something which i did not understand then Lieut Down and examined the firebox. A More Coal a he cried in a voice which a i most startled . I complied without a word. Instead of throwing in the Coal recklessly which i knew would Only Deaden the fire i piled it up carefully around the sides. Very soon the Speed of the aug Itic increased. We Wert rattling along at a grand rate. I examined the gauge Ami saw that the hand pointed to 195. I could not see the necessity for this rapid travelling. My. Come Anion a attention was again con lured of third Page

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