The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1914 Page: 1 of 14
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ALPINE, BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1914.
ALPINE STATE BANK
IAMIN P. BERKELEY.
President . .
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H W. FERGUSON. Cashier.
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Capture *f Vera Crux iu 1S47.
In the parlor of a Harlem
apartment an old man aat in the
sunshine streaming in through
the souther* window, and sketch-
ed out on the back of a rumpled
newspaper a map of the operation
at the siege of Vera Cruz in 1847.
Old Jeremiah Albee is one of
the few living veterans of the
Mexican war—one of the very
few—for a man to have fought in
that campaign of sixty-seven
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yean ago must, if still alive, be forgot is how a solid shot from a
close to the age of 90. Time has
touched lightlv the head of Mr.
Albee. Only the snow and the
wrinkles and the high tremolo
voice bear testimony to its rav-
“I remember the first meeting
between General Taylor and
Commodore Connor. The com-
modore was always known as a
great dandy—one who was al-
ways scrupulously dressed in fall
uniform. On the other hand,
‘Rough-and-Ready’ Taylor was
seldom more than half dressed at
any time. But knowing Con-
ner’ s name as a stickler lor mili-
tary formality, old ‘Rough-and-
Ready’ dug down into his trunk
and dug out a worn and tarnished
full dress uniform, which he got
into for his reception of the com-
modore, getting the waistcoat on
inside out and buttoning the sec-
ond in the fourth buttonhole.
Then he sat down in quiet dis-
comfort to await the arrival of
Well, the commodore, also
wishing to be polite, and knew
the hatred of ’Rough-and-Ready’
for formality and dress, so. in-
stead of putting on his usual
elegant suit, he got into a suit of
overalls and old jacket, and in
this rig called unattended at Tay-
lor's tent. The story got about
Iand was a great joke for a long
But to get bade to our land-
ing. It was a beautiful day. the
sun was brightly deflected from
the white roofs of Vera Cruz in
the distance. The water was
deep blue, and the spirits of our
Hoys were high. Under cover of
a fire of sheds from the gunboat
Vixen just as our men landed
under the Prairie’s fire, we rowed
ashore, expecting every minute
of shot from the sand bills that
slope gradually back from the
shore, and behind which we
thought were Santa Anna's men.
But we drew no fire, and I found
no Mexican soldiers on the
beach. By night we had several
See Our Line of
thousand men ashore, and then
we began our march back into
the country to surround the city,
cutting it off from road com-
munication with the interior,
while our fleet blockaded the
“From the 9th until the 13th
we were marching around behind
the city, driving in the enemy’s
outposts and bottling up the gar-
rison and inhabitants behind the
“One incident that I never
a eA# ah-
Mexican field battery hit Captain
William Albudtas. He was
standing not far from me. Sud-
denly I saw him collapse. He
was cut right in half. It seemed
as though some invisible giant
had taken a hugh scythe and
with a single sweep severed his
body at the waist, the two parts
faffing in opposite directions. I
was horrified at the sighL
“By the 21st our first battery
of 24-pounders was, ready, and
we were working on our mortar
batteries. We then sent—or
rather General Scott did— a for-
mal demand to General Morales,
in command of the city, to sur-
render, which he bravely re-
fused to do, and on the 22nd at
4: IS in the afternoon we opened
“I had been assigned to one of
the guns in the ten-inch mortar
pit No. 2. It was from this pit
that the first shell against the
city was fired by Major. Bank-
head. We could see it soar into
the sir and descend in a great a
behind the city walls. A mo-
ment later we heard the distant,
dull report as it exploded.
“From that time on our guns
were practically never silent for
tour days. We worked in re
lays, firing at night and during
“We fired an average of 100
shots an hour during most of the
fight. At times we increased
this number, bat the order was to
stick to it as near as possible. On
the night of the 26tb, if I re-
member, the Mexicans sent out
word that they wanted to parley.
Before this the foreign consuls
had joineJ in a petition fora
trace to take the women and
children out of the city, but we
that ws would be met with a hail had been forced to refuse to grant
it on the ground* that we had
given plenty of notice of our in-
tention to bombard, which had
been ignored by the consuls.
“Well, the result of the truce
for parley was that the Mexicans
consented to surrender on con-
dition that they be paroled and
that no indignities be permitted
in the city by our forces. Gen.
Scott accepted the terms, and on
the 29th the defenders marched
out and stacked their arms.
Then we went down to the city.
“It was then I got mv first
real idea of what war really was.
There were 500 dead citizens in
the city; there were 600 dead
soldiers. The houses were shot
into kindling, and women and
children lay dead under them.
There was danger of disease
“Houses were filled with
wounded, whose cries filled the
sunlight and the dark, alike, in
never-ending monotone. . We
did what we could to restore
order and bring comfort to the
sufferers. Vera Cruz was ours*,
and that was the price wc had
paid for it—New York Press.
that Snor Carranza fovea
Pancho Villa with aO the ardor
of a June bug for a speckled
Our observation and feeling
id fecoUectaan are to the el-
Kebfciag ChftWrtb sf its Ti
Two German scientist* hive
developed* method for painless
childbirth. This is the rtpdrt
that comes on excellent authority
to the United States. McCiur^s
Magazine for June puHhfieifa
remarkable article in which it is
stated this startling advance in
obstetrics has been accom
by the discovery of
esthetic which while producing
entire unconsciousness yet leaves
to the patient full muscular con-
The discoverer of this ne#
drag ts Dr. Bernhardt ftfonig,
one of the most famous gyneco-
logists of Germany. In assftde
tion with Prof. Karl Gaud, a
specialist in anesthesia, he has
for several years been working as
director of the obstctricol clinic of
the University of Rtden at Frei-
burg, to perfect a method d In-
ducing pain in childbirth finally
he succeeded in discovering scO-
polamin. This drag as fifllRf
evolved after a long aeries of ex-
periments, has now been used in
5,000 cases at the Frdbtirg
hospital with practically unvary-
ing success. Not a single fatality
to the mother has been cMffod
by it; and under it thf? irifffit
mortality has decreased.
The method consists in * care-
fully adjusted use of scopolamih,
which is administered hypoder-
mically in such a way as to pro-
duce a state of clouded conscious-
ness—known as Dammersdiiaf or
twilight sleep— in which tftt 04-
tient’s perception of pain 1* abol-
ished, while at the same tiifle the
muscular activity is fully sustain-
The twilight sleep is a light
sleep induced by an injection or
two of a combination of two
phiupi — and continued
scopolamin. It is a sleep Ml H$jKt
and so susceptible to outsidfe im-
pressions that semi-darkness and
quiet are required to make It hi
tircly successful. The ordinary
tests of unconsciousness can not
be applied to it. It is attained at
a point of recollecting immediate
events and sensations, while still
remaining susceptible to sugges-
tions and in full possession Of
muscular powers. It is d? mif
be teen a very fine balance tfi the
state of consciousness, and can be
secured only under special con
ditions and through special
knowledge of the use of the
drugs that cause it. These
special condition# and this special
knowledge have been worked out
in the Freibusg hospital.
From the standpoint of the
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C A. BROWN, Paasmairr.
H.H. KOKERNOT, V-Pres. G. W. BAINES. Jr. Cashier
R. L. NEVILL, V-Pres. A. B. BURTON, Asst. < ashler
U. 8. Depository for Postal Savings
is now in progress, and repairing
and brightening up (he ravages of
the elements are in order. A new
coat of paint makes your house
look like new. The stock of paints,
oils, white lead, colors, etc., and
the line line of Sherians Williams
mixed paints to be found here are
warranted to stand all kinds of
We also handle Lumber, Windmills,
Pipe and Builders Hardware.
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mothers the article states there is
but one testimony concerning the
twilight sleep as given at Fr&
rg. When their pains began,
they tell you they went to sleep.
Of their part in the event* that
followed they retain no to'09
memory than a tomnsmbottoc
might have of the roof be wsDttttl
upon at night. They woke
happy and animated and well ita
body and soul; and found wuh
incredulous delight, their babies
all dressed, lying before thffin
upon a pillow in the antfsefa
Buy an up to now, dehor net.
They never fail W. T. Hen-
Schedule af Arrival and Departure
West bound— Train No. 9,
local mail train ar-
rives at 12:04 p.m.
Mail closes II : 30
“ * “ —Train No. 101,
mail arrives at 3:59
p. m. Mail closes
3:30 p. m.
East bound—Train No. 102,
The report from New York,
that gold is being shipped to
Europe, needn’t terrify Tex-
ans. It isn’t our gold anyway,
and might just as well be
locked up on one side of the
Atlantic as the other.
Not a Biblical Naaie.
One day an old negro was
brought in from the mountain
district under suspicion of
maintaining an illicit still.
There was no reall evidence
“What’s your name, prison-
er?” asked the judge as he
mail arrives at 4:21
p. m. Mail closes at
3:50 p. m.
— Train No. 10, peered at the shambling black
Local Mail train ar-
rives at 7:10 a.m
Mail doses 8:30
South bound—Train No. 1 ar-
rives at 6:50 p. m.
North bound—Train No. 2 de-
parts at 9KX) a. m.
Mail closes at 8:30
Post office opens at 8 a. m.
Closes at 6 p. m. Except
r opens at 8:30 a. m.;
eft 9:30 a. m. Office
opens only one time on Sun-
Bring your Job Work to the
Avalanche and it will be done
promptly and delivered to you.
“Meh name’s Joshua, Jedge,”
was the reply.
“Joshua, eh?” said the judge,
as he rubbed his hands.
“Joshua, you say? Are you
that same Joshua spoken of in
Holy Writ—the Joshna who
made the sun stand still?”
“No, Jedge,” was the hasty
answer, “two’nt me. Ah’m
the Joshua dat made de
Notice is hereby given that all
parties are forbidden under pen-
alty of the law, to hunt, fish,
camp, or in any way, trespass
npon mv property, advt.
Jason W. |ames.
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Yates, W. J. The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1914, newspaper, July 2, 1914; Alpine, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803249/m1/1/: accessed October 14, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend).