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Vedette newspaper, 1901

Vol. V. Culver Military Academy, January, 1901. No. 4. girt Memortam. ON FRIDAY, January eighteenth, for the first time in nearly a year, our school flag floated sadly at half mast, betokening this time not the passing away of one of our own comrades but telling us that the angel of death had claimed one whom we all have learned to honor and respect. The solemn booming of the cannon at intervals of ten minutes throughout the morning constantly reminded us that in the death of Ex-Governor James A. Mount, of this State, the school has lost one of its truest aud staunchest frieuds, and one who has guarded its interests with a zealous eye during his whole term as Chief Executive of Indiana. The news of his sudden death came as a great shock to the whole State and was deeply felt by the whole corps at Culver, especially by those officers and cadets who have been here more than one year and who have had a chance of becoming personally acquainted with him. Governor Mount has visited the school a number of times in the past three years and that the corps of cadets, collectively and individually, had a warm place in his heart is evinced by the fact that he has always had words of the highest praise for them and has been proud of their escort at a number of ceremonial functions. Major Gignilliat, our commandant, was a member of Governor Mount's military staff, and the Black Horse Troop of this Academy formed his personal escort and were honorary members of his staff. An instance of his regard for the school was shown at the Chicago Peace Jubilee, in October, ISflS. The battalion accompanied him to Chicago as his escort but owing to some misunderstanding was assigned to the third division of the parade while Governor Mount was assigned to the second division with other distinguished guests. When at the last moment it was discovered that this separation had been made, efforts were put forth to have a change effected in our position but this was impracticable. " Then," said Governor Mouut, " if the cadets cannot come to me, I will go to the cadets." And he did. Horses were procured and throughout the parade we escorted him, the proudest organization in the line at the houor done us. Upon the occasion of the Grand Army Encampment at Terre Haute, on May

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