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About Morning enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1911-1933 | View This Issue
ENTERPRISE. SUNDAY. JULY 30, 1911.
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Mj V rv n la tfff fnmtltf iwoj'l. and
tedng; an uprlnln of Lh Apacbs tnl
thric hoaw was burned. It s bsp.
prood that when the attack waa uiaJ?
my father had goo east and tcj
mother bad loft n l-p la my crib
tu bar a chat with a neighbor. The
Indians tout Die. a Utile chap bat three
years old, and the first my mother
knew of the matter waa areinc the
light of her burning dwelling. Thoe
shrieking, to a point where protection
waa to be had. and the never heard
what had become of me. There seem
ed to be no doubt, however, that I had
perished either by a tomahawk or la
the horning building.
All tbia came to my knowledge long
afterward. Meanwhile 1 was taken
care of by aad wandered about with
the Indians. Whsa I grew older, not
liking the treatment I receiTed from
them and baring learned that I came
from a different race. I ran away f:om
them and appeared one evening at the
campflre of some white men.
I gained little if any Improvement In
my companionship, for I had struck a
gang of men who llTed by rascality,
principally horse stealing. They suf
fered mm to remain with them, and,
since I had not learned from the
Apaches that an Indian owed any la-
a!nMMjMi l. Ilia It AlA mni mn 1
pear -te me that these Ttllaina were
very bad men. They asked me bow
I cam to be brought np by sav
, ages, bat I was too young when cap-
tared to remember much about it.
. There was a faint glimmer of mem-
cry of a painted sarage bending over
: me and my being carried, kicking and
qnslllng. from a warm bed out into
a cold night.
' We are made by our environment,
especially our associates, and 1 became
a horse thief. I was about fifteen
: .when I Joined the gang, and since I
had learned many strategic methods
from the Indiana they found me quite
a valuable addition to their band. I
" remained with them several months,
.-- when we were attacked by a vigilance
' committee. Some f tu were captured
' and hanged, the rest escaping. I among
i the number.
. . I drifted after this, picking up the
best living I could. The first language
I had learned was Apache, so I spoke
broken English and was usually mis
taken for a foreign born youth. My
antecedents did not conduce to my be
, lug considered trustworthy, and I was
usually soon expelled from any settle
meot I entered. I soon forgot any re
deeming traits that I had learned from
V the Indians, and I had never gained
any such from my white associates.
When I was about eighteen I got to
gether several young rascals about my
own age and organised them Into a
band of hone thieves, of which I ap
pointed myself the leader. We did
such a thriving business that at last It
became necessary for the settlers liv
ing In the region we infested to hunt
us down. A msa w rotibed got to
gether a posse, armed with rifles, who
k followed and attacked us, killing one
of my men and wounding myself and
' Our captors would hare haaged those
of us they hsdn't killed In the light,
but they were law abiding men and
hadn't the heart to string up wounded
men. We two who had been winged
'they put on their horses, and we all
r went back to the settlement from
y-.walrh they had come.
The principal man of the lot gave
-me his horse and walked beside me.
lie asked me a number of questions
and wsated to know to what nation
al allty I belonged. I told him my accent
. came from the Apaches, by whom 1
. had been brought up. Then he wished
to know all about my capture, and I i
' told him all that I remembered, which
was a faint vision of a painted Indian
looking at me and carrying roe In his 1
arms. My listener questioned me with !
a view te finding out what point I had
been taken from, but gained no aatla-
' faction In this respect.
Wbea we reached the settlement my
questioner brought his wife to see me, ':
and they both stood a short distance ;
-from me. looking at me and talking I
about ma, the woman evidently much 1
affected. They went away and after
awhile came back with a man to j
where we were sitting under 1 guard I
and asked him to do something. lie '
looked at us all, then, painting to me. ,
said. "If any of them is. that's the I
The woman began to take on, becom- j
Ing hysterical She looked wistfully 1
at me and tried to come to me, but
they wouldn't permit her.
They made tests with a number of
persons as they hsd with the first
man. and the majority said that I
looked like one or the other of them.
Well, to shorten a lonr story, tbey
finally told me they believed I was
their son. The woman was more cer
tain about It than the man and Insist
ed on bugging me. The man made a
Journey and brought bark an Apache
with blm who Identified me as a tot-
. mer member of his tribe and told when
and where I bad boea ruptured, prov
ing conclusively that I was the son
of the man and woman who were ln-
terested In me.
. The lives of all the gang were spared,
and I was taken In band by my father
and mother. They made a respectable
citizrn of me, but they had a bard
time doing IL To a mother's love I
owe most of my reform.
"Dear philosopher." writes a corre
spondent, "will you please settle a dis
pute for us? A and B make a wager
as to which can sboof the most rab
bits. The contestants take different
territories and hunt all day. At the
time appointed they meet. A has no
rabbits at all. 1ut B baa an animal
which proves to be A's pet cat. Who
It Is bard to decide this bet In'
view of the fact that B gets not only
A's cat, but bis goat, we should say
that A should buy the cove oysters.
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