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Thuraday, April 24, 1924.
THE CHOWANIAN, CHOWAN COLLEGE, MURFREESBORO, N. C.
MISS MADGE CONWELL
TELLS OF REVOLUTION
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eral centuries the train was boarded
by the rebel officers. The passengers
were ordered off the train at once and
it was later burned to prevent its re
capture. Soon they were allowed to
set out on foot for the nearest town
which was some distance away. A
number of people attached themselves
to the American party,feeling a meas
ure of safety in doing so, though their
reason for this belief is a complete
mystery. After some time, the en
tire party found itself literally packed
in a cart, on its way to another village
in the vain hope of getting a train
there. Thus they rode all night, four
lone women in a party of utter
strangers and expecting to be at
tacked by bandits at any moment.
When they reached their destination,
they found the rebels just ready to
take it. They rushed into the town
in order to find refuge before the be
ginning of the battle which was soon
in full swing. When it was over,
they set out on foot again with a
burro to carry their baggage. After
a long, hard day they arrived in
another village to find the rebels al
ready in possession, which meant no
train. They spent the entire night
there, and in the morning were able
to obtain safe conduct papers from
the general in charge in order to be
gin their journey again. They were
just in time to ride into the next
town between lines of rebel soldiers
carrying white* flags, ttius ashing for
the surrender of the place without
“As soon as possible, the “Little
Brigade”, as the soldiers called them,
started on with the forlorn hope of
reaching the next village before it
should be cut off. In this they met
their usual disappointment, but in a
short time a train load of federal i
troops came down and were success
ful in taking the town. As soon as •
the fighting was over they were j
loaded on the troop train and arrived \
in this city about five that afternoon. ]
If the federals had not been success
ful in taking this last town Puebla j
would have been the scene of another i
battle in a few hours, as the rebels
were only a distance of thirty miles
“A trip which should have meant a
few hours’ ride, had taken the “lit- |
tie Brigade” two days and nights of |
terrible anxiety. It is no less than a
miracle that they came to no harm
and it says a great deal for those with
whom they came in contact that four
foreign women could have traveled
alone in war territory and under war
conditions, and have been treated
with only the finest courtesy by their
traveling companions and the soldiers
of both sides in a country whose every
custom is against women traveling
alone at any time, unchaperoned by
I some man of the family or an elderly
I “A discussion of the causes and
I probable results of this latest Mexican
revolution would be unwise at this
1 time; it is sufficient to say that it did
not spring into being over night, it
is not entirely a political affair, nor
mt1?^ely a pFe-electfon habii, neither is
its cause to be found in the so-called
Mexican love of fighting. The im
mediate results or those attendant on
war; the temporary and permanent
breaking up of homes, the creation of
great numbers of disabled men, ser
ious financial depression, and a gen
eral lowering of the morale of the
people. In fact, a practical cessa
tion of all forward movements in ed
ucational, economic, and social
could play the woman with mine
Miss Vick—It means that women
use their eyes to flirt.
Miss McDowell—If you worry it
will make you ugly.
Cat—According to the law of here
dity my whole family must have wor
Nip—“I fell last night and struck
my head against the piano.”
Nip—“No, I struck the soft pedal.*’
She—“No, dear, I can never mean
any more than a brother to you.”
He—“All right, kiss brother good
The house that Jack
A Bridge (r)
A fan (Fanning)
A Post Office
To be short
To share Ray (s)
“The Greatest Litle
in the World”
built, Mary Edith
Dr. W eaver
Prof.—“I’ll give you just one day
to hand in that paper.
Student—“All right. How about
the 4th of July.”
Tim—My alarm clock went off this
morning at eight-thirty.
Min—Hasn’t it come back yet?
Why were the prep’s eyes red for
a day or two?
Because the faculty gave their
credits a reducing exercise.
;j’he English lesson was about Mac-
dui'f who had lost his wife and chil-
‘'-V- '' ' ’ J
lliss Lassiter—Miss Vick, w'iiat
WANTED TO KNOW—
How Miss Robinson got permission
to go to ride Sunday.
Why Dr. Clark always says, “Fath.
er, we thank thee for this expression
of thy love,” when it is nothing but
corned beef and beans?
What Miss Dame does with all the
water that she carries from the bath
Why Dorothy is always Long?
Why Estelle wants to go West?
Why Bill Blount did not spend
Easter with Lizzie Jones.
Why Helen Brett says “I think” so
s Macduff mean by saying, “Oh, 11 their home here.
Misses Nettie and Merca Evans,
teaf:hers if' the high sjtool
rain spent the Easter holidays at
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