The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 222
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Sun-Kissed South," written by J. H. Hutchins of Austin, with
music by Professor Schutz, was performed. "Flag of the South-
land," an original song by a "beautiful young lady of Austin,"
was presented, along with a reading and a humorous song, "The
Fine Old Irish Gentleman," by E. W. Cave. About six hundred
persons attended the concert, which netted $150 for the Soldiers'
In September Captain Fisher was trying to raise a new infantry
company for service on the coast. By September 21 he still lacked
fifty men for his company, having raised less than fifty men in
three weeks. Said the editor, "What a comment on the patriotism
of Travis county!""112 Another show of lassitude was indicated in
the presentation of a flag by the ladies of Austin to the Home
Guards; only forty-two of the one hundred members were present.
The flag was received by Captain George Hancock from R. M.
Elgin, who presented the flag on behalf of the ladies. The German
Brass Band, part of the Home Guards, played at the ceremony.
The Gazette said the band furnished "the best music which Aus-
Austin was constantly being criticized on its attitude toward
the Confederate currency. The August 24, 1861, Gazette con-
tained a list of Austin merchants and businessmen taking Con-
federate bonds and warrants as cash at par:
Messers.-8-, dry goods ........ $o,ooo
Mr.--, groceries .... ... . ........ o,ooo
Mr.----, dry goods ............ ..... ooo
Mr. , drugs ........................ ooo
&c, &c, &8c, &c, &8c, &c
The editor promised to add others to "this already handsome
list!" The next issue of the Gazette stated that many businessmen
had responded to the editorial, offering to accept the bonds and
warrants as cash at par, "-saving and excepting Dry Goods,
Groceries, and Drugs.""'1 The September 7 issue announced that
Baker & Smyth's Drug Store was the first such store to accept the
notes as cash at par. Gradually more merchants and businessmen
xillbid., October 5, 1861, p. 2.
12lIbid., September a2, 1861, p. 1.
114Ibid., August 31, i86i, p. g.
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