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THE TROY HERALD. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1877.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1877.
in: ni:vi:r tolii a me.
I :iw III in standing In tho crowd
A comely yiuilM ami fsirl
''here w.is a In Million In hi eye,
A glory In lillmlr!
1 mv lila ouuii'Hdo pi.iliit; on Ii J lit
lll ruiiil'iiiliM Malldiux hy,
I IhmmI tlii'in wlilrpi-r each to each:
1 looked In wonder on Hint boy,
A Im tnod tliire in young;
'I n think tliut hover mi untruth
Va uttered by IiJm tcuffiie.
( t lioti'irlit or nil tli(! Ims IM known
Myi'ir among tlm fry
An. I know of noni! that one could say t
'llu never told a He!"
I Ilio'Ulit of questions very tiard
Fur hoy to answer rliftit :
"llmv illil you tear tlno piintntnoiis "
"My oti ! what caused the llirlit "
"Who lull the gate ajar la-rt IiIkIU t"
Who hit tin; UliiH)l;lu pie5
V!i:it lioy i.-nuld unwrr all of tlie,
And never tell a lie ?
icotidlv.lnok him liy the hand
My word- with prulvi wore rile ;
I hlu I that Imiv wlm never told
A ful-elinud in ln lii'c.
t t'.l.i linn t w:i pruii.l of him
A Mlmv tuilillli hy
liituriued me that tmit hny dlllob
Who ui'UT tuld ii Ho !
The Comdemned Sentinel.
!V 1IK.NKY CAVIND1SII.
A cold, dreary night lit March, 180",
Marhcl Lefebvro, with twenty. seven
thousand French troops, had Invented
Duntziu. Tho cily wok garrisoned by
seventeen thousand liusiluii uml
Prussian soldier; uml Ihcoc, to
jft'ihcr with twenty or thirty. thou
sand well armed clllzetu, presented
iiouily double thu forco which could
be brought to tho assault. So there
was need of tho titiuoiit vigilante on
t lie part of the sentinels ; tor a ties
jicratti sortie from tho gurrisoii made
uuawaie, might prove calamitous.
At midnight Jerome Dubois was I
placed upon one ot the uiot Itupor.
tmit puvtt in the advance line of pick
et, It beln upon u narrow strip of
land raised above tho marshy flat,
(tiled tho PenliiMil.i of Nchrung.
For more thnu on hour he had paced
l,i lonesome bent without hearing
anything more than tlm moaning ol
the wind and the d ii v iit of the lulu.
At length, however, another sound
bi uku upon hU car. Uii stopped awl
listened, and presently lie called :
"Who1 there ?"
The only answer was a monolng
Ha called again, mill this tlmo he
licnil something llho the cry. or iv
child ; anil pretty rood an object came
towards him out of tho darkness.
With u quick, rmphatlo movement
he brought his inuskul to the charge,
and ordered tho Intruder tu halt.
"Mercy:" exclaimed tho childiiih
vulcu. "Don't shoot me-! 1 uiu Nu
talli'. Don't you know mor"
"Heavens '." cried Jerome, eleva
ting tho muzzln ofhls piuce. "Is
you. dear child V"
"Yes; and jou arc good Jerome.
Oh, you will coma and help mamma !
Come, Mio U dying!"
It was certainly Natalia, a Utile girl
only right years old, daughter of Lis
otto Yaillant. Lisetto was tho wife
of Plcrru Vailll'iit, a sergeant in
nimo'sowu regiment, aud was with
tho army In the capacity of n.uursc.
"Why, how Is (his my child V."
caid.Jfiiome, taklng.tho child by the
nriii. "What's that ubout jour
"Oh, good Jerome, you can heat
her now. Hark!.
Tho sontliiel bent his oar, but Uv
could only hear tho wind and. the
"Mamma is !n the drcudlul mud,"
said the child, and is dying. She is
not fur away, oh, I can hour her
liy degree Jerome gathered from
Natalio that her father had taken her
out with him in the morning, bud
that In tho evening when the.stnrm
camo on, her mother camo after her.
Tno sergeant had otlorcd to send a
man buck to tho ramp with his wife;
but the preferred to return nlone,
tcellHgsure that wlief hould.moet with
no trouble. Tho way, however, hud
la-come dark uml uncertain, nml she
nail Inst her, path,. and wandered oil
ihoodgp to, tho morass, w-humshahaU
mi uk into the soft mud
"Oh, good Jerome," crledthe III tie
one, seizing tho man'i hand, "uan'i
Uttilvr?' 8ho WJll tllo if vou
don't help her.
At that moment Jerome fancied
that hi heard the wall of theunfortu
iiato woman. What should he do?
Llictio, tho good, the beautiful, tho
tender-hearted hisette was In dauser,
and It was In hi tiowor to sava her.
I It was not In hla heart to withstand
tho pleadlug of the child, lie could
go and rescue the nurse, and return to
his post without detection. At all
events ho could not roluse tho child
"Giro mo your hand, Natalie. 'Jl
go with you."
)V Ith a cry of joy the child sprang
to the soldier's aide: aud when alio
secured hla hand she hurried him
along to the place where she left her
mother. It seemed a long distance to
Jerome, and once he stopped as
though he would turn back. Mo did
not (ear death, but ho learud dis
lion i r.
"llai k !" uttered tho child,
Tho soldier listened, unit ulalulv
hemd tho voice of the woman calling
for help. Ho hesitated uo longer
On ho hastened, throuuli tho storm.
uml fouHd Llsetle sunk to her arm
pits In the soft inoruss. Fortunately
a tuft of long grata had been within
her reach, by which means sho held
her head above thu tutal mud. It was
uo cay mutter to extricate her from
tho miry pit, as the work man him-
w;ll hud to bo very uurelul that he did
nut louso his fooling. At louulh.
however, she was drawn out, and Je
rome led her towards ids post.
"Who comes there ';" cried a volco
from the gloom.
"Heuveus !" gasped Jerome, stop
ping and trembling H um heuil to loot.
"Who comes theru?" repculed the
Jerome heard tho click of a musket
lock, uud lu knew thut another enli-
ucl hid been stationed ul the post he
hud lelt. Thu relief hud eoluo while
he hud been absent.
"Friends, with tho countersign !'
ho answered lo the las', cull ul thu new
sentinel. He tvah ordered to advance,
and when ho had given thu counter
sign ho found himself in tho lucHonce
ol the oUlcur ot tho guurd. In u low
hurried words ho told his story ; uud
had tho officer been uluue ho might
havo allowed the mutter tu rust where
it was; but theiu wuro ul hers pres
ent, uud when ordered to give up his
miikket ho obeyed without a murmur,
and hilently uccompuuied thu ollleer
to camp where hu wus put in irons.
On thu following morning Jerome
Dubois was brought before a court
martial under a charge ol having du
nerted his post. Hu confessed lhu,t
hu wus- guilty, and then permission
wan granted him to tell his own story.
This ho did in u fuw words ; but
thu court could do nothing but puss
i ho sentence of death ; but tho mem
burs thereof ull signed n petition
praying I hut Jerome Dubois might bu
pardoned ; uud the petition was sent
to the geuerul of division, by whom it
was endorsed uud scut up to the mar
shal. Lefebvro was kind and generous to
hi soldiers almost lo u fault ;, but he
could not overlook so gravo an error
as tlmt committed by Du'ioU. The
orders given to the seutiueU had been
very simple and. foremost of every
necessity, was the order forbidding
him lo leave his post until properly
relluved. To a eerlulu cxMeut thu
aaloly of the whole army rested on
the shoulders or each individual sen
tinel, aud especially upon those who
at night in u posted nearest, tho Hues
or tho enemy,
"l am lorry," said tho griiv-haired
old warrior, as ho rolded up,. the pell-
lion and handed It back to tho ollleer
who presented It. "I am sum the
man meant no wrong, und yet a great
wrong wus dono. He know what he
wns doing ho ran tho riskho was
delected ho has boen tried and con.
Uemned. Ho must suffer."
They asked lutliibvro If lie would
see tho condemned.
"No, no I" tho marshal cried quickly
"Should I loahlin, ami listen to one
hulf hlsatory, 1 might pardon htm,
and that must not bo dono. Lot him
die, that thousands may bo saved,"
The tlmo fined for the execution of
Dubois was the morning succeeding
the day of trial. The result or th
U"orvlBwr,wltU,it';ishAl. L.cfcbvro w.s
raado known to him, and ho wfae not
at all dlaannoliited. 11h IiIaitimiI nn
one, ami was only aorry that he had
uoiuieu upon me oatuoMieiu.
s 1 1 a . . ...
-i nave irieu in ue a goou soldier,"
!io aald to hla captain. "I feel that
naro uona no enibe that should leave
a stain upon my name."
The captain took his hand mid as.
SUretl Him tllatlllS llims Should La
held in respect.
Towards evening Pierre Vallllant.
whii ins who ami cutiu, were auiult
ted lo see the prlsouor. This was a
ff . 1- a ...a a . . ......... '
visit mat Jerome would u lad v have
dispensed with, as his feelings were
airenuy WrOHUIlt UOto lllch t tillnh
that it almost unmanned him; but ho
a . . .
uraceu nimieit up tor tho Interviow
and would havo stood It like a hero
had not little Natalie, in the eager
iicis oi tier lo vo and gratitude, thrown heavy guns, supported by two rcgi
herself upon his bosom and offorcil to meuis of lufiuiti-v . nml ttlrnnilv tvttlt
.ii-i.. i.r. , . ..
M, aivnu. luia iriuucil li e
urimiiiuiij cup, aim nis tears iioweu
l'lerroand Llsette know not what
10 say. iney wept, uuu t lev nruved.
ami they would huvo willingly died
ior iuo nooie fellow who had thus
juier in iuo evening camo a com
puuioii who, If ho lived, would at
souio tliuo return to Jeromu's boy-
hood homo. First tho condemned
thought o his widowed mother, und
ho it-ut her u messugoof love und do-
votiou. Then he thought of n brother
and sister. And tluullr ho thuiiirht ol
one a bright. eyed maid whoso
viuc-elad cot stood upon thu bunks of
the .Seine-one ho hud loved with a
ovu such as only great hcurts can
"Oh, my dear friond !" ho cried,
bowing his head upon his clasped
hands, "vou need not it'll tlu.m n
hood; but if the thing bo possible,
In Si.... I.-II . ....... . ...
ivi iiiciii uuncvo inai i icii in outlle."
tua compuuion promised thut ho
would do ull ho could; and if tho
truth could not be kept, it should bo
faithfully told that tho numo or Jo-
ioiiio Dubois fehoulil not bear dls-
honor in thu luluds of thoso who had
oved him lu thu other days.
.Morning camo. dull uud iflooinv. '
with driving sleet and snow ; and ut
uu early hour Juromu Dubois wus led
forth to meet his lute. Tho pluuu of
execution had been Mxud upon a low,
barren spot towards thu sea; and
thither hla division was being
marched to witness tho feurlul nun.
Uhinent. They hud jhiii. d not moro
than half thudisiuucu when thu souud
of sumo struugo CLiumotiou broke
upon the wiutry air; uud vury shortly
an aide-de-camp camo dashing to tho
side or thu general of thu brigade,
with thu on : .
A sortiHl A sortlo! Tlio cii6mv'
aro out in lorco. Let this thing; bo
stayed. The marshal directs thai you'
laco bbout aud udvunco uuou the
peninsula. ' ,
111 ail lUStSllt nil tvna linmr.l i..
.... ... u w ait
that dlvlMou ; and tho brluudlei-.iuu-
oral who had temporary command,
thundered forth hi orders for his .
countermarch. Tho gloom was dl-
siputed; uud with glud heart tho sol-
die is turned from the thoughts of tho
execution ol a bruvo comrade, to thu
thoughts of meting the eiiomy.
"What shall wo do wtthMio.'prls
oner?" said the lorgoaut who had
chnrgo of Ihn guard.
"..cad him back to tho camp," re
plied tho captuln.
Tho direction was very slmplo, but
the execution thcroof was not no ray,
for hardly hud iho words escaped tho
captain's lips, when a squad of Pints
fclan cavulry cuiuo dashing directly
toward lliein. Tho division was
quickly formed into hollow quarer,
while the guards that held churgo of
iho prisoner found themselves obliged
"In heaven's name." cried Jerome.
"cut my bond, and let mo die like a
Tho sergeant quickly cut the cord
that bound h,.e,bow. behind him,
and then dashed toward, tho point
.at lu of mumctry had commenced
and the Prussians wora vainly en
deavorlng to break Iho squares of
French troops. Jerome Duhol.
looked about hi in for some wcapou
With Which to arm himself, and bias,
, , --- r
ontly hesaw a llruulau, offl.cer, oo.t
far off, reoling In hiisaddlc, at though
i t.,i i..
wuii nwuiitiuiii ft nil iMiwn
bound he reached the spot, pulled tho
dying offlcor from his teat, and leaped
... . '
into the empty saddle
I Dubois tvna In lit wtftnl vail fltrnt tin
would sell his life on that dnv sell It
In behalf of Frauce-and sell It as
dearly aa possible. Itut i.a m not
npnrlpil nhurn l,a ,.. IIm ilin
- . . , . v . v , , w 1. A u l 1 1 B 1 IIIU
l'russl BUB could linl lirnib KiA.a 1ml.
low souaros. sohoroiluw.vi,i..Lii.B
to join the Jb rouch cavalry with
whom ha eoubl mil, imn ,i,n .i
danucr. Sunnnitnv thn i.n.vin.i
aaasw IIW UVVWGII
fighting would be on the Nehrung, ho
i-orln liU Imnn lii Hint .llnnil i
when ho readied tho placo he found
that ho had not been mistaken. Upon
a slight eminence towards HaKulsberi
the enemy had planted a battery of
.. . ....' :
snoi aim sliell litiuionsn ilininr.i Im.l
i Marshal Lefabvra rmtn nn Iwn-itv
afler this banterv hud been onenmt.
am vorv nuli'iiiv m.,i i.i. ...t...i
- - J 1 " ,T ihbum ii; III III. II U
thut it lllll.t tin InLrnn nl nil I.
"Toko that battery," ho said lo a
column of cuvnlrv. "mi.l 1 1.. i..ni.. i.
Dubois heard tho ordor ami saw
tho necesnliy. Hero wns danger
otiough, surely; nml, determined to
bo tho tlrst ut t!io fatal buttery.be
kept us near tho loader us he dared,
Hulf tho distunco hmt lipoti irtitiiml.
wiicu Irom Hit hill e.nmn ...... ..i
Iron that ploughed Into thc-ruuks of
tho French. Tho cnlnnol foil i.w
body literally torn to pieces by a ahull
that exploded nuuinst his I.
I Tho .mint iition ilia
. , B ' - 'wiiicuii iivn
reached bv thu head llf it Bttamitl Int.
column wus not moro than u hundred
...v. . v i uo 1 1 IUI ( 1 1 J U
path to death, as thu lire of twelve
"envy gum, wai ttiruou upon it. The
coiouul hud fallen uud very soon three
otler uflluera went down, leaving lliu
"dvaucu without a commissioned
,i,m,t!''' 'A'he way was blocked up
wil'i dead men ami dead horous, ami
tnc ,,L'ul' u( lliu culumu stopped and
MaralialLofobvrc, from his elevated
1,1 "ce' iuw thu a ''curt throb-
Uut' sco ! A "lu" 1,1 (lie uniform of
a 't-'uch privutu, mounted upon a
lwo lul horse, cupurlsoiiud in tho
lrlplugs of n l'russiuu stull olUcor,
w'"' uu,u head uud s bright subie
8WI"gii'g his handj rushes lo the
'rullt ttl,d urgus tho column forward.
words are llry, uud bis look is
1'01' rrauco and for Lefebvro I"
11,0 -rati;o horseman cries, waving
his sword alolt, uud pointing towards
'he buttery. "Tho Marshal will ween
" llu lose the day."
The brave Hoops, thus led by one
who feared nut to dash forwurd
whoro the shot fell thickest, gavo uu
uiiswuriuir shuul. unit lirtShlttalsl nil sins.
m - !-. . wa Ii W II
ig Utile for thu ruin ol death US 1(1111
" 'bey hud u llvu leader to lollow.
Hoping thut he ini'iht taku iho Imi.
tsary, uud yet courtiug death, Jerome
Dubois spurred on, uud tlnully tho
I loops cume ujiou thu battery with
It was not In tho power of tho can
noucers tu withstand tho shock, uud
the Uussian lulnutry tlmt camo lo
. a ...
their rvlief were sweut nuiv llto
chutl. Tho battery was quickly cup
tured, aud when thu guns luid.bceu
turned upon those who bad been
shorily beloro their musters, tho lor
tuuo of tho day wus dcelded. Tho
ltussluns uud Prussians horses, foot
uud drugoous such us were not taken
prisoners, made iho brst ol their way
buck into Duut.ic, having lust much
moro I huu they gained.
Jeromo Dubois icturned to the
jfuariMjouso uud gave himsell. up. to
the officer in charge.
. 'U? .i U"H.',u,ei'
.",0."e W"8.CU.' "u 10 f.?. W,,nt ihouia
leT , a, ofbr T Z
lie g01ierttl 0tff brlgullo XTto t o
of uivisslon applied to Marshal La
ebvro vv -arena. r,a-
"What shall we do with Jerome
"God bless him !" cried lliofenoral
vntnran. n l., I...I 1..... .... . .
1 - .luniu IIIU WllOie
story .J.-MII pardoi:...!ilm to.doy; aud
to-mnrrow I'll promote him!"
And Juromo Dubois, lu time, went
himself to tho loved ones in France;
and when hn wnnl hn tvara Ihn mil.
form of a captain.
TNrkh oitlcial Title.
Siillan The Sovereign of thn Tur
klsh Empire tho recognized organ
of nil executive power In the stair..
Ills headquarters aro at Constantino.
Iorte The governmen t of t ho T u r-
Sublime Porte Tho ofRclnl natno'
of tho government, so called from the
galo ol tho Sultan' paloco.
Grand Yizler-Tho chief Minister.
of tho Turkish empire.
Divan Tho Turkish Council of
Grand Mufti -Chief Interpreter of
tho Mohammedan law and head of
tho "Wise Mcn"-Jurlsti, theologi
ans nnd literati who ansemble fur
consultation on his order. He tu.
mostly styled tho Chief of tho Faith.
rul. A writer says n fctwa or decree
from him would summon around tho
ataudard of tho Prophet nil the fa
natical hordes of Islam to fiuhl to Iho-
death ngulust tho "lniliinl. In fli i
linn belief that death on thu battle.
Held is n suro nnssnort in imi-mii.,.
l'nsha Governors, viceroys, com-
manders, civil aud military rulers of
Doys About the same as Pnshn.
Sheik Tho iiamo given tho head a
of Arabian tribes or clans. It menu
elder, or eldest in dignity, and uo-
noil t y.
Islam iho religion of Mohammed.
Islums Mohammedans theniselve?.
Mussulman A follower of. Mohain-
Ottoman Kmplre Another nnnio
for tho Turkish empire, nml derived
lis name from Osmun, its founder.
Osmanlis-Tlie Turks pro)er.
Uvll Coiuitiunlcnllau Corrupt Uoodl
.San Antonio Herald.
A fow days ngo i ten-year-old son
of ono or our citizens hnppcued to
bo in tho court hotisu during a session
of the city council. ., listened nl
tontively nnd nppenred very much
Impressed with tho proceeding.
When he got home it wns later than
usuul, nnd hla mother inquired what
ke;t him out so lalo.
"Asehulrmun of that commitloe I
ask that further tlmo bo granted lo
make my report," was tho surly rc
ply. "Will yon havo your supper now.
Jonny? I'm afraid Iheio is some
thing Iho matter with tho boy," re
marked Iho anxious mother.
"I move thu supper bo laid on tho
tuble," observed the youth.
"Whero Is tho change from tho
thread?" was Iho next question.
"llefcrred to tho finance committee,.
I reckon," und' hu attacked his sup
Just then tho old man roo un anil
gruspod the incipient nldermaii by
tho collar nnd remarked ofl'-hnudedly,
"And I movu lo lurnUh your honor
able body with lira wood chenp," ami
they adjourned to iho buck vnrd.
whero tho old man could ho beanl
making a speech in siinuort aftlm
motion, tOHiulhing Hko this: "t
don't (whack) cam whero (whock),
yon vo boon, you yonne scoitmlre:'
(whack), you smell of tobacco smoko
(whack, whack) and bonr (whack);
und have lost all respect f whacks to.
wards your (whack) best friends. I'll
teach you (whack) to meddlo in poli
Johnny says he's not tho kind of e.
boy tho old mini Mews BU0t tho.
placo, ond ho is going to join tho ran
gers for a living us soon us ho is ublo
Tho Dl leoof lloili- la oi.nl lltS OA lilfalk
that suvoral Daubnry peoplo of an
econnmhrol turn nre giving money in
stead of bread to tramps.
DritfTiam Yonnir im, n.
molhurs.ln.liiw. uml i.a
United btatos to undHrsiHiwi n.... 1.-..
not afraid of n innm.i.i.. l. ... "
loaded to.the muzzle.
He said ho Imdn'i i.... 1..
mlng ,lo had on the Brow n , Toy's,
shirt, lint ho accounted for that 'ha
and tile Drown boy had been w A.
li.g.ad It was likely iu mt"i te
got changed rhot way. """tni-