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S. DAVIS, CONFEDERATE SCOUT.
(Continued from Page Two.) whuui promise could not betray or danger make afraid, this young knight of the South thanked Gen. Dodge for the Interest he had shown, and was led back to prison to await his doora. A courttnartlal was or dered, and under its stern mandate a sentence of death was passed in its most ignominious form. Davis had expected that he would be shot as a soldier, but the sentence was thal he should be hung as o spy, and the hour of the execution was fixed be tween the hours of ten in the morn ing and two in the evening. He re ceived the sentence of the military tribunal with composure, and never once did he give way to lamentation or iibeless grief. -Ills thoughts .were busy, though, and they flew back to his home nnd mother, the Invisible chord .was touched, whose music ls sweeter than any lute touched by mortal hand, and from his soul came one last pure note before tho casket which held the Jewel of an immortal life fell and was broken forever. On the night before his execution he wrote this farewell to his mother from his prison cell: "Pulaski. Giles County, Tenn., "November 26, 1863. "Deny Mother-Oh, how painful it ls to write to you! I have got .o die to-morrow morning-to bo hanged by the Federals. Mother, do not grieve for me. I must bid you good bye forevermore. Mother, I do not fear to die. Give my love to all. "Your son. Samuel Davis." This breathes the love of his noble heall, and ls In accord with his fine, manly nature. There ls no complaint, no bravado.no fierce Invective against his jcaptors, no storm of passion ag-.inst his accusers, no craven fear of death. In simple, unadorned statement the awful fate which the day will bring, In forgetfulness of self, In the last wish that there shall be no useless grief, but that he shall not be forgotten when dead, this boy seems to have been endowed with a spirit above mortality, and an angel must have come from on high to have guided him that night, and sweet were the dreams that came to the soldier boy. His Final Hour. When the morning sun of an au tumn day rose above the circling hills in one of the most entrancing por tions of Tennessee, and light had scattered the black legions of night, the boy arose even as a sun of light clear as its rays, beautiful as its myriad forms. At 10 In (ht morning the drum beats'are heard vexing the air with ominous and baleful sounds. Men in blue uniforms are hurrying in rank. The regiment is formed, arms are shouldered, the bugle is sounded, the march ls begun. It was not necessary-only a useless for mality of war-to send so many men against one defenseless boy; but all the soldiers who ever trod the earth could not make him afraid, for hts heart was pure as Arthur's of the Round Tabb-, his courage as high as all the legions of Julius Caesar. A wagon was driven up to the Jail, and Davis was escorted from his cell and climbed upon lt. Standing erect he looked around and waved his hands to two other Confederate prisoners, who had been captured before, and who were confined In another part of the jail. This alone would be enough to show the utter absence of fear-the cool collection of all his? faculties. And when the curtain has rung down on this act In the noblest drama the world has seen of all life's tragedies, we might dismiss thc two Confederates who were left in the prison, ns they do those characters on the mimic boards when, having played their small parts, are heard and seen no more. But fate has woven these two into the very tex ture of the story of this immortal death. One ol' them was Joshua Brown, a fellow-scout with Davis, who had also been captured by the Federals, and v l o has lived to add his testimony to :hose stirring events, while the other man was Capt. Shaw, the chief of the scouts, the very per son who had given the papers to Davis, with instructions to deliver them lo Cen. Bragg. Here again cai li succeeding scene heightens, in human Interest, the color becomes deeper, and Davis looms in heroic form greater and greater with each passing moment. lt is said that Brown and Shaw knew of the terms of the offer of life to Davis, and when the salutation came Shaw exclaimed, ns if answering the question which lie himself had asked,and upon" which his own life depended, "He Will never tell." Would Have Hung Shaw. Gen. Dodge ?aid that he did not * know until after Shaw had been sent to the North as a prisoner of war that he was tho person who had given the papers and information to Davis to be carried to Bragg, and that If Davis had told him, his own life would surely have been saved, and that Shaw would have met his fate. But why, some may ask, d,d not Sb nw himself cry out when he saw this boy led to his death, "I alone am responsible: this young man was under my orders; he only obeyed; if anyone is to die let it be me." Ah, it was asking too much, for Shaw, brave as he was, and willing as thou sands are to meet death when it comes, but,- like millions more, he would avert It until the last hour, for his life was more precious to him than the lifo of another man. But if Shaw had possessed tho heart and soul of Davis he would have been hung lu his stead, and the story of Damon and Pythias, coming down to us from the mists of antiquity,?would have been repeated; but not in all respects, for In the ancient story both the friends were saved, and In the modern one must surely dte, for Di onysius, tyrant though ho was, could spare for fidelity, but war knows neither age, nor youth, nor pity. Shaw acted Just as others would have acted; Devis acted as enly be could act. He sat on the collin in the wagon, which was to hold his body when the spirit had fled, and- no king In the robes of purple was over more princely than this young man In his faded uniform, and none has ever lived to rule a people who had as fine a soul as beneath the royal rose, for Davis gave bis life, and lt was all he had to give. To ?ave lt was worth to him all the domains of all the rul ers of earth. It was above the price of all the jewels that ever glittered In coronets. But precious as lt was, lt .was not worth his honor and bis sense of duty. When the scaffold ls reached Davis mounts lt ls If he is ascending a throne. He asks with perfect com posure how long he has to live, and ls told that fifteen minutes is all that is left of life for -him. There ls the dangling rope that is to strangle the fair young throat and stop the part ing breath. Davis asks for news of the war, and ls told of the reverses of the Confederates at MissionaryRidge. He expresses his regret, and then, with a tinge of sadness, said, "After this the boys will have to fight their battles without me." . The hearts of his executioners were melted with pity that one so young had to die. and the duty which stem war had imposed upon them could not prevent the signs from being manifest. The executioner even apol. ogized for his cruel work, when D^vls assured him that he did not blame him; that he knew he was only doing his duty. A courier was sent from the headquarters of Gen. Dodge, and again his life was offered to him for his secret, but he again refused to divulge it, and finally said, "I would die a thousand deaths before I would betray a friend." How sweet It ls to live; how hard lt ls to die! What efforts do we make to ward off the end; how we struggle with brain and hand for existence, for the world's triumphs and its joys. How we ply the oar blades In those frail bark0 which hold mortality, and restet as long as we can the onward BWoep of the waters of that strange rive." which poets call the river of life. But whether we will or not, our boats sall out on the mystic sea, vanish from sight, and from out of the darkness never a sound is heard, never a light ls seen. Did this young man want to live as he stood there THIRD OPERATION PREVENTED By Lydia E. PinkhanVs Veg etable Compound Chicago, III. - "I want to tell you what Lydia E. PinkhanVs Vegetable Compound did for me. I was so sick that two of the best doctors in Chicago said I would die if I did not have an etahle Compound bad helped her, and I tried it, and after tho third bottle was eurea."-Mrs.AI.VK.NA SI'KKLINO, II Langdon Street, Chicago, 111. If you are ill do not drag along at home or in your place of employment until an operation is necessary, but build np the feminine system, and re movo tne cause of those distressing aches and pains by taking Lydia E. PinkhanVs Vegetable Compound, made from roots ana herbs. For thirty years it has been the stan dard remedy for female ills, and has positively restored the health of thou sands of women who have been troubled with displacements, inflammation, ul ceration, fibroid tumor?, irregularities, porlodlo pains, backaohe. bearing-down feeling, flatulency, indigestion, dizzi ness, or nervous prostration. Why don't you try lt? operation. I had already had two operations,, and they wanted me to go through a third ono. I suffered day and night from In? Ila m ina (ion and a small tumor, ami nevor thought of seeing a well day again. A friend told mc how Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg like a day god and saw the dangling uons.>. the mark of infamy and clvill_ zation's badge of barbarism? His mind was clear, the blood of youth was, coursing and leaping in hts veins. He had built his castles in the Ur. Life was before him and earth around him, with its untasted Joys, its unknown sorrows; mother and home and loved ones ,w^-c not far away. But this boy gave them all for his honor, and looked death In the face without a murmur and without a tremor. The minutes flew, the clock struck, the noose ls adjusted, the black cap is drawn, and the slen der figure, unspotted with sin, is writhing and twisting between earth and heaven. The bells ceased ring ing, the red currents stopped and congealed in their courses, all motion ceased-death had come, the bark was out at sea, and the "breathing miracle Into silence passed." Thc Mun and His Death. How can I spc il? of this man and his death? What power can come to me to tell Of the pathos, the deep meaning of lt all? It is above and beyond the power of words. It rises from the earth and reaches heaven. As looking upon the restless billows of the ocean, or the blue of the sky, the mind cannot formulate Its mus ing or express the thovights which are stirred, but falls back weary, dejected and mystified, and all the philoso phers of the world, all the cults, all our faith, cannot help us to under stand. But the sea and the sky are so familiar that only once and anon do their mysteries come upon us with profound and conscious force, accen tuating our smallness in the divine plan, leaving us like children in the dark, without a hand to guide. So it is with the life and death cl Davis. They are familiar to every body in Tennessee, the theme of orators and the subject of verse. But at last when the mind, chaste of all fugitive thoughts and purged of all grossness, views the scaffold and thc roi>e, we see at our very -doors a scene which for human grandeur and sublimity reaches the ultimate of human conception, and in the sweep of years will grow to yet more splen did proportions. No one with brush, or chisel, or pen, with thought, or tongue of eloquence, ls able to reach and describe the heights which this boy trod when he gave lils Innocent young life that day. Blind Homer, who sung the story of Troy; Milton, who told of the loss of Paradise; Shakespeare, who sounded every depth and touched every shore ol humanity, nor all (he other masters can nothing add and nothing take from the simple majesty which clothes the death of Davis. On Calvary the Son of Cod died With cruel nails driven through hil quivering flesh, the crown of thorn! pressed down upon his agonizer brow, and since then the cross has been the Christian's sign in everj land. And which of us has the righi to say that If He who created th? earth and the sky and every Hvlnj thing on sea and land, whose mys teries bailie, but whose providence ii over, all, could give the Son of Mar; to teach men how to live, could no also give this son of Tennessee t< teach men how to die? A Beautiful Conception. Before concluding 1 WIBII to lnvlh your attention to what seems to nu a beautiful and most appropriate con coption of the committee who ha< . ?large of this work, and who hav 0 unselfishly and patriotically per formed their labors. The figure o .Sam Davis, when the veil Is lifted will reveal the genius of the sculpto and will stand, as will be observed on a pedestal and surrounded b marble quarried from tho hills o Tennessee, in the centre of a heart shaped enclosure, suggesting at one that his name and memory live ii the gre..L heart of his native Statt from whose dust he i?ame and t whose dust he has returned. This spot will he sacred evermor to those who love the pure, the trut the brave, for lt Is dedicated to th knightly tenants of the soul. Le mothers bring their children here t learn tho story of his young life an triumphant death, to know tlint th brave man really never dies, tba truth ls worth more than gold, thu honor is more precious than life Let those of us who have put on th armor, mel in Hie shock of life's cor diets, dealt and received wound: now gather at this shrine, forget th petty ri val ry 8 that gnaw at. the soi and feller tho pinions of noble asp rations, and at the feet of Sam Dav] remember that we, too, are Tonne! seeans; that here we meet on cou mon ground, and from this holy pm duct let. us go to forgive and forge With his memory and Its porvadln Inspiration, let us faco the tuturi and bring to the servlco of our Stal and our country a higher measure < responsibility, deeper and truer cot cepMorirt of duty. In the name of Tennessee, lllustr ous In peace and war, whose star hi shone resplendently In the glorloi canopy of the Union for more than century of time, and whose 'ustre AMERICANS IN THE SOUTH. Another Phase of immigration ns Seen In Census Report?. (New Orleans Picayune.) The ceuous or 1900 showed that of the North Atlantic States 22.6 per cent of the population was fbrelgn born. Of the North Central State? the forelg'i percentage was 15.8. Of the Western division the foreign ele ment was 20.7 per cent. On the other hand. In the South Atlantic States the foreign clement was only 2.1 per cent; in the South Central lt was 2.5 per cent. Thus it ls seen that the Southern States are Inhabit ed by a native Amerk'an population, while enormous additions of foreign ers have been made *o all the North ern and Western Skates, as foreign immigrants during nearly the whole of the past decade have been coming in at the rate of nearly a million a year, so that che next census will show an enormously Increasing pro portion of foreigners. It would noi bo surprising to find that there are Northern and Western States that will show by next year's census a pre domlnence of foreigners. If such a state of things should In duce native Americans from such States to seek associations and con ditions more to their tastes, nothing could be more natural. That there ls a steady flow of Northern people seeking homes in the South has be come a more noticeable feature of the recent drift of population, and that it will steadily Increase ls to be con fidently expected. 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But when I speak of these, let me remember, for we should never for get, those ran women of the older day, who bore the bravest sons the world lias ever seen, typified by the sainted mother who brought this, her first-born, into the world. WhO heard lils first weak cry, who nourished hiin at her breast and crooned the lul h-.hy which bushed him to slumber land, whose spirit long ago joined her boy In Paradise, and rests with him in eternal howers of bliss, and shares with him the smile of the liv ing God. TRADE MARKS DESIGNS COPYRIGHTS AC. Anyone lending a sketch and deierlptlon mar quirk I jr Moertaln our opinion^ fre?>whethr- ? ntlo Invention li probably patentabV* Communica tions itrlctlrc^nfldentlal. HANDBOOK onPitinU lent free. Olden ?senor for lecurW patenta. Patente taken thrungli Munn A Co. receive >ttial notki. without ctiarge, In the Scientific American. 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