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About Morning enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1911-1933 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1911)
A Prop h ecy
By CAROL H. PIEKCE
Copyright by Amvrtcart Prt Am
Wben tb civil wr w cowing ou
Enoch Armahy, a C'onnw-tk-ut Yukm.
. who bad taken It luto bin brad to run
a plaotatlon on llif MliwIwIpW river
ou Iweutj mlltn auulb of Vlrka
bunt. foyml blninWf northern in a a
wltb outbera Interest Dvwplt lb
difference between blm and bl nelf b
"bora they didn't drive blm out. Ills
' ton, Zek. wbo bad lived In tbe aoutb
longer than In the north, enlisted In
tbe Confederate army, and tbta dia
poeed tbe aoutberner more than ever
to let tbe father alone.
Enoch Armsby told bta aouthern
friends that there were reaHuna why
the north would prevail.
"1 juetia." be aald. nothln ran
tand against the aoutb for tight lu
bnt It Isn't fight In' that "a gotn' to win.
... Tbe norther people are. full of re
aourcea. When tbey come down here
you'll Ond that tbey will convert a fer
ryboat Into a man-of-war. build
bridge wltb cotton bale, and wben
they capture oue o' your railroads
they'll git out a time table and run
U nearer the schedule tban yon feller
can do It In time of peace."
"I reckon one aouthe'ner can whip
Ave Yankees. would be tbe reply. '
. . S'posin they do. 8'posln' they kill
- three out o the five Yankee aud
make prisoner of the other two. Tbi-
two they don't kill will Invent some
way ' fit tin' out o' 'Jail and go ou
flg-htln. Tbey will be Joined by three
" more Yankees and be as strong ax
. aver. That'll go right on."
Tbe Federal forces slowly made tbolr
-way down tbe river and In Uma the
great event of tbe war In that region.
. tbe aiege of Vlcksburg. began, lie We
' Armsby participated in tbe fighting
that took place In tbe rear of that city,
waa captured and confined with a lot
. of Confederate prisoners of war In a
manufactory of undertakers" supplied
When the news reached bis father tbe
" neighbors aald:
"Mr. Armsby. reckon yer son. 'II bare
a cbanca to ahow that Yankee lugenu-
ity ' yo been braggln' about now.
Beckon be'li And a way fo' getUn out."
"1 gnesa Zeke 'II git out If any one
"IIow'b be goin' to do It? That fav
1 tory la on a point o land stirkln' our
' Into tbe river. There's a blgb wall on
one aide and wafer on the other. Tbe
Yanks . hain't sucb fools us to give
. their prisonera boats, are they 7"
"1 guess not." the father admitted.
"Well, we'll see what Yankee Inge-
" unity U do. There's several hundred
southerners In that building, and if one
northerner Invents a way to git out
. we'll give up tbe point about the au
. periorlty of yo people."
.One morning one of Mr. Armsby 's
neighbors stood on tbe bank looking
up tb river, shading bia eyes witb bla
bands. Another person saw blm. and.
having nothing to do. walked slowly
out to- see what the first was looking
at Another and another Joined the
. party, and finally Armsby himself ap
"8omep'n quaarT". asked one of tbe
"Powerful quaar. I'd reckon It was
driftwood, only fo' aomep'n sblnln' on
1L Thar did yo' see tbe flash?"
Every one saw It and wondered. Tbe
driftwood or whatever It was came
rapidly nearer, for the current of tbe
Mississippi Is by no means slow, and
aa the thing approached many were
tbe comments nftde upon It. Some
aid It waa a log that bad been
squared, some that It waa an oblong
bos. while others noticed that It was
smaller at each end than In the middle.
Aa It rolled something, either glass or
metal, occasionally caught tbe rays of
tbe ann and sent out a flash.
"By gum. It's a coin oP' exclaimed
one of the watchers.
, "A coffin?" exclaimed the others.
"What can a coffin be doln' sailin'
down tbe river T
"It Is a coffin. sbo'.
While these remarks were being
made the coffin for sucb it was was
approaching tbe bank on which tbe
yarty was standing.
"There mast be a co'pse In It" re
marked one. "or It would roll over."
"That thing that reflects tbe light Is
The coffin floated by. and aa It did
bo tbe upper part of the lid waa lifted
off by tbe said corpse, and a pale face
rose and looked at tb party with
' "By JIng." exclaimed Armsby. "Its
my boy Zekef"
"Beckon." said several others.
, "Dad." cried the young man. "com
- out In a boat and git me. I haven't
got no oars."
Armsby ran downstream to where
a boat was tied, rowed ont to the cof-
- fin and towed it ashore. Then Zek
told them that In tbe undertaker's sup
ply manufactory (his prison! he bad
discovered a pile of coffins. He had
laancbed himself In one of tbem be
' for daylight.
r Feller citizens." spoke op on of the
party, "we'll nev' conqne aicb people
as Chat as long aa God Almighty Uvea."
. . A conference was held, and It was
decided that tb people of tbe county
be recommended to have nothing to do
with tb war. ' Tbey felt assured that
a people wbo would aa cofflna for
' boats Instead of burying corpsea wonld
b found Invincible. Enoch Armsby
simply said. "I told you so." and when
tb Confederacy collapsed became tb
most lnflue&tlal plantar In tboa parts.
The teachers of cUdren should '
be held in the highest honor. '.. They
are the allies of legislators; they
have agency h prevention of
crime; they aid in regulating the
moral atmosphere, whose incessant
action and pressure cause. the life
blood to circulate and to return pure
and beakhful to the heart of the
nation. Mrs. S tourney. . .
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