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JOS. J. FRETWELL, Aiu?oraon, S? Cc
The Heroes ol" the .A.L
Will T. Sheehan in M
Thc fiituc of Travis and his share of
the glory of the Alamo belong to Ala
bama, ile came out of the pino
woods of Alabama and went to TexaB
to win a limitless fame. And yet so
few Alabamian? know that Travis
wa? Alabama reared and Alabama
Ile lcd in the fight of the Alamo
which wa? perhaps tho greatest exhi
bition of collective courage that his
tory ha? written since rueu began to
hunt each other down with weapons
in their hand?. In the futuro some
gifted one wiio reads the stars and j
who sings the songs of the nation is
going to give ?hat splendid oombat a
voice. Tho world is going to know it
then, as it was, in truth, a finer
thing than Thermopylae; a braver
thing than the fight of three HomaoB
at thc bridge; a greater, a moro glor
ious tragedy than tao charge of thc
Light Brigade. It is not so known
now. It in known, but nob so greatly
as it should bc, as a memorable con
flict, a narrowed field where men did
deeds to be applauded in the years to
come by generations to bo born.
But the memory of tho meu who
made the narrow bloody fiold of the
Alamo glorious for all years .bas not
yet come into its own. The Behool
ohild reads more of the minor skir
mishes between the Massachusetts
Puritans and Massasoit and King
Philip; more of Bunker Hill; more of
the slaughter of the troops of the
blind ans obstinate Braddock; more of
Monmouth; of the Tippecanoe fight;
of Gettysburg; of a half hundred
battlefields of the War Between the
States, than he roads of the splendid,
desperate struggle that overshadowed
Thermopylae and set a new standard
for oolleotive bravery.
In the Texas capitol at Auatin the
Texans have paid due and just honor
to the memory of tLoso who fought
joyfully though hopelessly with a
dead wall behind them, certain death
in front of them, and the blood-soak
ed sand at their feet. They have
ereoted a monument to Travis and his
men. The monument has this in
scription, "Thermopylae had her
messenger of defeat; the Alamo had
It is an eloquent sentence. It is ss
fine an epitaph as ovor marked the
fight and the death of any choice
band of spirits. No noble verse, no
great song to catch the ear of the j
world has been written upon the
splendid death of Travis and his men.
but this much at least is ?heirn, their j
epitaph ia the most eloquent that ever
preserved tho achieved glory of any
set of men.
Some Texas Tennyson may tell the
story some day, tell it as Tennyson
told the story of the ride of the Light
Bri ?ade half a league into the jaws of
he i Tell it as Macaulay told how
tho Three kept the bridge in the
braver, days ot old. It is a finer,
greater theme than either the ride of
Raglan's men at Balaklava or the
? -l- ? _* TT__?,_J t.t_ .?-tl_
iigue ui xxuratiuB aim UIB ivmuwo
against ; Lars Porsena and host.
The odds ' wore quite as great. And
for the men of the Alamo there was
no future, no chance but death?
They fought the fight joyfully, fought
it ia tbat ourious ccstaoy which so
thrills a brave man with a sword in
his hand, a foe in front pf him, the
sun overhead and tho earth beneath
his feot. .
The fight of the Alamo was the
orowning glory of the War of Inde*
pen dc ncc, the fight of the American
settlers against, the dominion Of the
Spanish power of Mexico* And yet
it was a defeat and worse than a de
feat for Travis, and every mau that
shared in the glory of the fight was
slain in the walls of the Alamo and
the bodies of all were piled ia a heap
and burned, so f arion s were the.Mexi
cans at tho desperate bravery of the
Americans and so furious were thoy
over the sight of the doad bodies ot
their' ats?oht?9 which marked every
step of they^vr:'tO their hollow vio
tory itt (he P<0 walla of tho Alamo.
BuVV- jttory of the fight was to
all other Tehans like tba battle call of
a silver trampet, .'" Those who had
hesitated j huUsied no longer. Tho
|Kin nn|? nf i???j T'aron o ?ajo
swelled and whoo Santa An o a and h is
men who had done the deed st tho
Alamo met the Texan s under Houston
at San jacinto the Mexicans wera
.30 R t to re d like fall loaves before a wintc?
wind, 8attU A^a ;bjm^^
; brought, a poisoner \ io the" tent Of the
picturesque Houston. And the fu
ture glory of the Lone Star State waa
. The fight began February 22, 1836.
wheo the army of Sanie, Anne, ap
posed to ha?* been 4,000
strong, appeared Ott the heights of
A?cal s an' and invested tho ci tv of
Antonio. Col. Travia, who was in
amo-13 o wie, Crockett,
coratnaud of the slender force of I
Americaus, moved baok into tho old
Alamo fort. Ile had, it ia said, HI
nico. This force was later reinforced
by a small company of Americans un
der Capt. Smith, of Gonzales, Texas. I
Capt. T. T. Travis, brother of the i
leader in the great fight and now a
prominent citizen of Evergreen, sayo
that tho total number of mon in tho
command was only 158. In this old
Mexican fort they gave battle to San
ta Anna's army of 4,000 men.
The fort, for it is still tho greatest
relic that- tho State of Texas cherish
es, was an oblong struoture built in
the Mexican style. With its walls
and buildings it spread over two and
one-fourth acres of ground. The
walls were 23 feet high and three
feetbio&l. Day after day the fight
ing continued until the morning of
March 6th, when Santa Anna deter
mined upon a final assault. The
fight the Americans were making was
maddening. It was humiliating to
any leader to know that a slender
company of men were holding in
check BO large an army. It was a
situation that had nothing of credit
or glory in it for tho Mexican arms.
So the assault was determined
All the morning the fight went on
and the sands were red with blood
But the sando without the fort were
redder than that within the fort
When one Amerioan fell within tho
fort five Mexicans lay stretched on
the ground without the fort. A
break was made, a cannon manned by
the defenders was captured and turn
ed upon the Americano-and the end
was not far oh!. The Mexicans
swarmed in. Only a few of the de
fenders were alive, but they were
fighting as confidently, as bravely as !
though an army of 10,000 were at their
Bowie, the great frontiersman, an
intrepid spirit, waa up stairs stretched
upon a bed and unable to use that de
fl|rnn|ivA knife which he invested- !
and whioh hears his name. He ' was !
in the last stages of consumption.
And no doubt he joyfully aooepted 1
the splendid chance to die fighting
than tc iranio away enervated and
hopeless. His bed was weighed down
with loaded pistols. He heard the !
shots and the c'ash below, the vio
torious shouts of the Mexioans es?
tho tramp of their feet upc?, the
They saw him propped upon his pil
low with his great eyes burning. But
the first of those who saw him never
lived to tell the tale. He turned the
room of his death bed into a sham
bles. Before his eyes were olosed,
before his finger lost the strength to
pull the trigger, the dead pf Mexico
Uttered thu floor and surrounded the
bed. ? . .
In that famous company of the s Ala
mo waa Davy Crockett, as brava aa
the bravest and the b oat r i flo shot io
the generation of Am crio an s whoso
proudest boast waa of true shooting.
On that day when he stood with his
back to tho wall a?d, modo tho lae fr
fight of hie life, be waa a national
figure, io the front rank of Ameri
cana. For this Tennessee rifleman
had been sent to congress from Ten
nessee where he first attracted atten
tion because of hi s picturesquenoss
and where later bia native ability
won recognition. He waa tho politi
cal opposent. of the grast ' Andrew
Jackson, and many believed him
Jackson's equal in ability.
Of bim il ia told in thia Alamo
fight that ho kept silent for two days a
Mexican cannon that held tba pises
et?d the rangs to:' bat tar. do^ra the
walls of tba Alamo. : When he saw
them mount the, gab it is said hs
calmly took the Wall with his Tonnes
see- rifle and coolly picked of? tho
Mexicans who had put tho gun l?te
place. And as ono after another
triad to slip or run forward to shoot
the gun, tba Tennessee rifleman drop
ped them before they could touch
-powder or ram?rod. v.V
Death came to Crockett as perhaps
ho would have chosen it. He raefe
U with a al^bs4^ri?s^sgi?g Liisb
above bis head and upon tba horde of
Mai i ea M a BM??injj? t?t<m*iA nnan IV*
oaged lion. And thus hi died.
There wera other heroes-more than
gmt fight. There was ?Tamas Bonham,
of the beat ; blood of South Carolina,
jgjjjjt .one .??.fov?B|.^be)rik' ,v. Withttro
liad to get help for the fight
alipr^ through tba line and faithful-, j
ly did their errand. ; it was .useless,-1
:i,^rdi-,"tbn' - W*^W$r--' '
rounded by &ho merciless
. It wis tba task of a Verb : to rid?
through thoso lines and get fewfe lei
the fort. A?d ia tho fort there wa?
only death and noble companionship.
No help wan coming and tho three
knew it. Bonham's companions
i knew it and drew back. "WbaVwas
But Bonham thought of i?ie ujcn in
the fort; he thought of Travis, the
chivalric and the brave, shut in with
his forlorn hope, all straining their
oyes and looking for the aid that was j
never to como.
"You may do as you please," he
told his cautious companions, "but I
am going back into the fort or die in
the effort. Col. Travis sent me away
on a mission. I am going into that
fort and make my report to him."
And ho did. He swam his horse
across the river and he made his
perilous way through the lines of the
I murderous Mexicans. Ho won bis
share of tho glory and died in the
choice companionship of tho Alamo.
Tho other two rode away and their
naincB aro not known.
Crockett, Bowie, Bonham and
every one of tho others were fit to
fight shoulder to shoulder with these
men, such are the men that Al?bame
Travis commanded. And the thiogc
they did which handed thom dowe
to what honor and glory posterity
oould bestow is recorded, imperfectly
it is true, but in such a way it ii
boped that any twentieth century
Alabamian might know what Travii
did and lead up to BOino remarks, t
show what manner of man it was tba
pioneer Alabama gave to TexaB t
lead her towards her independeno
and to her greatness of today. T
appreoiate the mao it is meet to kmr
where and how he led. M
The brother at Evergreen, who i
now fall 77 years of sge, is a rare an
interesting link connecting Alaban
as we know it with the pioneer da]
and with the splendid Travis i
boundless fame. And at 77 ho
strong and hale, with a clear, viv
recollection of his elder brother,
grandson of the hero, Charles Tra*?
De Oorsey, lives at Evergreen; he
today the only descendant of Cc
Travis. The leader of the Texai
has many other relatives in Coneoi
county and in middle and south Al
bama. Bat Capt. Travis, in his c
age and after a long life, in wbioh 1
people have seen fib to honor bim,
the sole survivor of the pioneer ds
who know and who has a vivid ree
leotion of bia distinguished broth
It waa a privilege to talk to him
I Travia, his early life in Alabama a
bf the deeds he did for a brave E
aspiring people. He tells it fi
hand and his account ic some parti
lara disputes the erroneous hist
written in some of the enoyelopedi
For one thing some accounts of
Alamo say that Col. Travis surr
dered with 'Crockett end eeyc
ethers on the promise of protect
and safety from the Mexicana wi
the breeoh was made in the, wit
And it is written, too, that eev
people escaped from tba AlamoY
fighters, but several woman and e
dren and '/uou-oomba tan ta. All
wbioh ia ah error in part.
"Juat two people left tho Al
alive?" Bald Capt. Travis. > M
were they? They ware a woman
Ben, the negro servant of my brok
No others escapad the general de
I visited the Alamo in company !
Bea and be want over the inoid
of tho fight as he had aean them.
' "Ho described the death of my br
er and showed ma the place wher
feiii . Jfe died enriy iu tue ifigu
the l?et ? day, March 6th. ;'T^ui
showed mo blaok spots on the
andr bo .told me that was the bloc
Col. Travis, Ho had juuiriud inte
? fight at that point of . tba: wal
which the principal ai ? aok was ali
Hawes .strusk by "a rifie b*ii but- '
tinucd to fight. :\ .<?
Mexicans poured in. Among
first to venter was a ^Mexieab <
He and Gol. Tra vi's engaged ? n a
to band! fight with . aworda.Vi
were killed and ?they foll together
And (lspt. Travis epi#e fe^?P?
i^e..- bravery - of ? Bon?b - '?jf?jff?.
ham, of Louisiana Bowie, cf To:
memory o? thc Alamo a treasiVe.
Sdge?eid,^ S. ty; August iv ?1
said \?$pfe ^raviB^goingybver b
the family history of the Alab*
^Hlaiparenta' were ;Marfc(and$
m??b TrayiB, InSl^ ?n4/
Willam Travie WM 9 years of ag
f?wjg; r'^lt*'- a bo?? B^out
??O?u Bv?rgfeen,V but at that
there ww no town here at all.
liam waa tba olde?t'of tbi? ll. ;
p?t? w?re faw aohoo?a the
tb?y: -ware'li^t g^oo4 eohoela
know them t?tr>tVjBut>OTft?ui: ?
waa given tho best of :f&p$?''it
'He; wa?promising ''$6?/;;$s?
practic? law when bo grew; to
manhood, and waa veraed in
^|l>ol?et6 and Parao??;
; . ?.When be ent?'i?^?tlii
: ilea of the Uw h* moved to ify
.ta, '-tt?/^iiu^ of tb w iso*
natural leader of moo. He was ^ix I
feet in height and weighed perhaps
175 pounds. Handsome ia fao and
figure he made a fine impression on all
who me i bim ac d a great future waa
predicted for bim. Ho was married
to Miss Rosanna Cato of Monroe
County quite early in manhood. To
them was t >rn a son abd a daughter.
Both the son and daughter are now !
dead and only one grandson sur
vives, Charles Travis De Corsey of
"He moved to Texas in 1833.
There was then somo estrangement
betweon him and his wife. She was
with her family la Monroe County.
The two children later joined their
father in Texas. He began tho prac
tice of law at Old Washington on the
Brazos river. He was a man made for
ouch times. Of a brave and intrepid
spirit, handsome in face and figur?
and an eloquent speaker, he rose high
in the esteem of the people of hie
adopted State. When thc Texan wai
of Indopendenoe broke out be wat
one of the leading men of that section
It was the highest of compliments t<
bo put in oommand of such a body o?
men as be led, but his selection tc
the command of that body was a nat
ural one in view of the talents ht
possessed and of the confidence whiol
the people of Texas gave him."
And Capt. Travis- today lament
tho harsh mandate of an unkind fat
which forbade the glorious fature c
so much of young manhood's promis*
talks regretfully cf what greatnet
young Travis would have attained he
the hiotory of thc Alamo been ui
written, and had he lived out his lil
in the Texan republic and in thc grei
American State of Texas.
When one looks deep into the ci
oumstancoQ that made the Alamo 1
comes to find in it a similarity to tl
ohargo of the Light Brigade,, for tl
men in tho Alamo, "knew that BOS
one had blundered." There a
those who think that some ono w
GOD. Sam Houston. The questi
may nevar be settled. Its discuss!
is useless now. But Gen. Housto
so it is said, was not many miles aw
with a considerable force of Ame
caos. To him was brought, word
the plight of Travis and his m<
cooped up in the Alamo and fighti
like demons. There was time,
some critica say, in that long fight 1
tw? February 22 ana March 6,
Houston to have marched his OE
against Santa Anna.
Honston'a force wes inferi?;
Santa Anna's, hut ibo odds in
fight' would have been more ne?
equal than between the f?rce wt
was outside the ?lamo and tho fe
?bat VBB jrauiu toe w?te. JU
are some harsh oritios. who even
that Houston, uv>?i maa as he l
was Jea1!."-* ?f y.e : rising star
Travis. At ?toy rate he did not nt
his foreo ti_-.;iu8i ttie Mexicans bes
iog the Alauj ?
But he oonaet vd his strength,
ed to bis for?es and when\.a
weeks tater he came upon the 99
cans at . San Jaoint? neitheir ges
nor ' army/ was left of the Mex
And in Texas $he honor o?. Tray
treasured with and like the hon
Houston.' It is the pleasure of
Texans, as it should bo.; with all
priety, to hold, his memory in
deepest re*/rance. .\Tu\ .jqja bro
Capt. Trfayis, wh.cn he v?s?tc^T?
they ga^fa^^, proof ?of ltisv|si
Tho honors jmown Capt. Travis
evidence, of th? love ''abd; afiel
boroo foi tho gallant Alabamian
commanded at the Alamo and
be que at ced to Texas a glory.
shall he undiminished so lon
time anal? last.
! Gare lUeeelf Awsy. ,
r ,'-v~ Ul
. When Thomas drove up to dt
the usual quart of milk tho ge ntl
of the house kindly inquired, "I
deliver daily to your custom
<* And how many co?te h?ve |?t
; },T^?i gentleman made some rei
B^ont an early wi nier and the, st
rrr*ds, and then a?ked, "Thornes
?such milk ? day do your 4ows
S??d tDe ?^otlemt
Thomas looked af ter him, son
ftgfoultad out a abort to*hm^
to fiprnro on the wa*oh vmin&
sows la ; nice; >.an4.. fcj?ktftffi?
Ihat'e slx?y-three q?artCW^
told htm I sold ntoefey-one qa
day? St*ly-three ;\ frou> ';. nine
retvaa ?wonty-c?ght RQd acne to
S^^IP^X gat theres*
given myself ; away to ?fjg?
Duromers, by ?ea?in?>Jbdki?ai
thea* Quires to be filled w?feOi
r, ?. it. riV.i. W Bi' a? , ...??.?m?,<r*
y~r*% -in''-;, :B^f^rf^^?^4]:^^
Pas?i' g of the Dispensary.
Uniese tho unexpected happens io
the senate, the South Carolina legisla
ture ?ill wipe out that abominable
dispensary system before the present
session has been concluded, which is
a proceeding of more than passing in
terest to other States so desirous of
finding the best solution of tho liquor
problem. The solution is not the dis
pan&a.v-as a State institution at
least-and its repudiation in the home
of its birth is more than sufficient proof
that it does not work for temperance
or sobriety. It is merely a money
makiog scheme and there wai muob
money after all, tho feeling being gen*
eral that the grafters and not the tax
papers reaped the profits. The plan
of the bill to abolish the system pro
vides for general prohibition, although
when one-third of the voters in any
county sign a petition an eleotion may
beheld to determine whether or not
loeal dispensaries may be opened. The
main thing to remember, however, is
that the State is preparing to reform.
It will get out of the liquor business
and it will admit officially that the
law '?rhioh bas brought bloodshed and
riot and bitterness instead.of good
feeling and less drinking was a farce
from its inception. South Carolina
has struggled with % handful of men
who had personal politicalreasons tot
demanding that it be retained. But
a wonderful change of sentiment baa
come over the people. South Carolina
has struggled with the law for 12 years
without persuading other States to
oopy the plan and noue are likely to
ad jpt it, now that it has proved a sig
nal failure in every way. The defeat
of the dispensary does not necessarily
mean that the saloons will return, but
it doss mean that a proud old State
will be rid of the shame which has
stung it bitterly and which has ,de
graded the people and eliminated de
oeooy for corruption.-Raleigh (?2. C?)
Ko Such Article for Sale.
After the newly organized band at
Morrison bad desisted from practice
fora few nigh to the B flat player
found the valves on his cornet had
stuck. Ho wrote to the factory ask
ing what kind of grease to use on the
salves. The house answered bim,
saying that cornet playera used only
saliva on the valves, and. never used
any grease.of any kini. The B flat
player than ..wrote:\ "Gentlemen:
Please eend me 25 oents worth of
saliva.L l can't get it at the atore
h?rOc ?oolosed ?bd siamna for pay
ment." Hie reply baa not yet been
received.-Perry, Okla., Bepbulioan.
.... L bath room WU. .v
ero? carried in Aadersoa.
?ojtw matcb-au P^r^ _
on short nofioe. Threis ot the
uancjers to tho city, :&E3NffiBLt*
We also do w?r^r ut of the cliv.
Phone No. 20 B. ? 'aol Sopot '?treat
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