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LhcoLi Yriics a Poem.
In 1S20 Abo's sister Xancy (or Sarah)
was married to Aaron Grigsby, and the
festivities of the occasion were made
memorable by a sang entitled "Adam
and Eve's Wedding Song," which many
believed Abe had himself composed.
.The conceits embodied in the doggerel
were old before Abe was born, but
there ia some intrinsic as well as ex-
traneous evidence to show that the
doggerel itself was his. It was sung
by the whole Lincoln family before
Nancy's marriage and since, but by no
body else la the neighborhood.
'ADAM 'AND EVE'S WEDDING SONG.
!tVhen Adam was created he dwelt In
As Moses has recorded, and soon an Evs
Ten thousand times ten thousand
j Of creatures swarmed around
Before a bride was formed,
And yet no mate was found.
The Lord then was not willing
The man should be alone.
But caused a sleep upon him
And took from him a bone.
And closed the flesh In thai place of.
And then he took the same
And of It made a woman
j And brought her to the man.
Then Adam he rejoiced
f To see his loving bride.
A part of his own body.
The product of his side.
This woman was not taken
From Adam's feet, we see,
So he must not abuse her.
The meaning: seems to be.
This woman was not taken
From Adam's head, we know;
To show she must not rule him,
Tis evidently so.
This woman, she was taken
From under Adam's arm;
So she must be protected
From Injuries and harm.
It was "considered at that time,"
says Mr. Richardson, "that Abe was
the best, penman in the neighborhood,
bne day while he -was on a visit at my
mother's I asked him to write some
fcoples for me. He very willingly con-
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Bonted. He wrote several of them, but
one of them I have never forgotten, al
though a boy at the time. It was this:
"Good boys who to their books apply
Will all be great men by and by."
Here are two original lines from
Abe's own copy book, probably the first
he ever had, and which must not be
confounded with the famous scrapbook
in which his stepmother, lost in admi
ration of its contents, declares he "en
tered all things:"
Abraham Lincoln, his harrl and pen;
Pie will be good, but God Sws when.
The same book contains the follow
ing, written at a later day and with
nothing to indicate that any part of it
was borrowed: . '
Time! What an empty vapor 'tis,
And days, how swift they are!
Swift as an Indian arrow.
Fly on like a shooting star.
The present moment just is here,
Then slides away in haste.
That we can never say they're ours,
- But only say they are past-.
Rather Racy "Chronicles."
"Abe wrote many satires and chron
icles, which are only remembered in
fragments. Even if we had them
in full they were most of them too
indecent for publication. Such, at
!c".:t. was the cb.arr.ete? cf "a piece"
which is said to have been "exceeding
ly humorous and witty," touching a
church trial, wherein Brother Harper
and Sister Gordon were the parties
seeking judgment It was very coarse,
but it served Admirably1" to raise a
laugh in the grocery at the expense of
His chronicles were many and on a
great variety of subjects. They were
written, as his early admirers love to
tell us, "in the Scriptural style," but
those we have betray a very limited
acquaintance with the model. In these
chapters was celebrated every event
of Importance that took place in the
neighborhood weddings, fights, Craw
ford's nose. Sister Gordon's innocence,
Brother Harper's wit, were all served
up, fresh and gross, for the amuse
ment of the groundlings.
Charles and Reuben Grigsby were
married about the same time and, be
ing brothers, returned to their father's
house with their brides upon the same
day. The infare, the feast, the dance,
the ostentatious retirement of the
brides and grooms, were conducted in
the old fashioned way of all new coun
tries in the United States, but a way
which was bad enough to shock Squire
Western himself. On this occasion Abe
was not invited and ' was very mad
in consequence. This indignation found
vent in a highly spiced piece of de
scriptive writing entitled "The Chron
icles of Reuben," which are still in ex
But even "The Chronicles," venomous
and highly successful ' as they were,
were totally insufficient to sate Abe's
desire for vengeance on the Grigsbys.
They , were Important people about
Gentryville, and, the social slight they
had given him stung him bitterly. He
therefore - began on Billy In- rhyme,
after disposing x)f Charles and 'Reuben
1 Always Bought
J Bears the A
?a Kismattiie X m II
I (y jjp In
IvF For Over
I Thirty Years
g By j I
m scriptural style. "Mrs- Crawford" at
tempted to repeat these, verses to Mr.
Herndon, but the good old lady had
not proceeded far when she blushed
very red and, saying that they , were
hardly decent, proposed to tell them to
her daughter, who would tell them to
her husband, who would write them
down 'and send them to Mr. Herndon.
They are probably much curtailed by
Mrs. Crawford's modesty, but still it
is impossible to transcribe them. It
must be admitted that the literary taste
of the community in which these
rhymes were popular could not have
been very high.
"I will tell yon about Joel and Mary;
it Is neither a joke or a story, for. Reu
ben and Charles has married two girls,
but Billy has married a boy," they began..-
Fight With the Grigsbys.
Abe dropped "The Chronicles" at a
point on the road where he was sure
one of the Grigsbys would find them.
The stratagem succeeded and that
delicate satire produced - the desiredf
effect.; The Grigsbys were infuriated
wild with a rage which would be satis
fied only when Abe's face should be
pounded into a jelly and a couple of his
ribs cracked by some member of the
injured family. Honor, according to
the Pigeon Creek code, demanded that
somebody should be "licked" in expia
tion of an outrage so grievous; if not
Abe, then some friend -of Abe's whom
he would depute to stand the brunt in
his stead.., , Billy, the eldest of the broth
ers, was selected to challenge him. Abe
accepted generally that is, agreed that
there should be a fight about the mat
ter in question.
It was accordingly so ordered. The
ground was selected a mile and. a half
from Gentryville, a ring was marked
out, and the bullies for twenty miles
around attended. The friends of both
parties were present in force, and ex
citement ran high. When the time ar
rived for the champions to step into
the ring Abe displayed his chivalry in
a manner that raust have struck the
bystanders with admiration. He an
nounced that, whereas Billy was con
fessedly his inferior in size, shape and
talents, unable to hit with pen or fist
with anything like his power, therefore
he would forego the advantage which
the challenge gave him and "turn over"
his stepbrother, John Johnston, to do
battle in his behalf. If this near rela
tive should be sacrificed, he would
abide the issue; he was merely anxious
to see a fair and honorable fight.
This proposition was considered high
ly meritorious, and the battle com
menced on those general terms. John
started out with fine pluck and spirit,
but in a little while Billy got in some
clever hits, and Abe began to exhibit
symptoms of great uneasiness. Anoth
er pass or two, and John flagged quite
decidedly, and it became evident that
Abe was anxiously casting about for
some pretext to break the ring. At
length, when John was fairly down
end Billy on top and all the spectators
cheering, swearing and pressing up to
the very edge of the ring, Abe cried
out that "Bill Boland showed foul
play," and, bursting out of the crowd,
seized Grigsby by the heels and flung
Having righted John and cleared the
battleground of all opponents, "he
swung a whisky bottle over his head
and swore that he was the big buck of
the lick." It seems that nobody of the
Grigsby faction, not one in that large
assembly of bullies, cared to encounter
the sweep of Abe's tremendously long
and muscular arms, and so he remained
master of the "lick." He was not con
tent, however, with a naked triumph,
but vaunted himself in the most of
fensive manner. He singled out the
victorious but cheated Billy and, mak
ing sundry hostile demonstrations, de
clared that he could whip him then and
Billy meekly said he did not doubt
that, but that if Abe would make
thing3 even between them by fighting
with pistols he would not be slow to
grant him a meeting. But Abe replied
that he was not going to fool away
hi3 life on a single shot, and so Billy
fain to put rr? with the nm? sat
isfaction he had already received.
Abe as a Debater.
At Gentryville "they had exhibitions
r speaking meetings." "Some of the
questions they spoke on were: The Bee
and the Ant,' "Water and Fire? another
was, 'Which had the most right to com
plain, the negro or the Indian r An
other, 'Which was the strongest, wind
or water? " The views which Abe
then entertained on the Indian and the
negro question would be intensely in
teresting now. But just fancy him dis
coursing on wind and water! What
treasures of natural science, what sal
lies of humor, he must have wasted
upon that audience.
Dennis Hanks Insists that Abe and
he became learned men and expert dis
putants, not by a course of judicious j
reading, but by attending "speechmak-:
ings, gatherings," etc.
"How did Lincoln and yourself learn
so much in Indiana under such disad
vantages?" said Mr. Herndon to Den
nis on one of his two oral examina
tions. The question was artfully put,
for it touched the jaunty Dennis on the
side of his vanity and .elicited a char
"We learned," said he, "by sight,
scent and hearing. We heard all that
was said and talked over and over the
questions heard; wore them slick,
greasy and threadbare. Went to polit
ical and other speeches and gatherings,
as you do now. We would hear all
sides and opinions, talk them over, dis
cuss them, agreeing or disagreeing.
Abe, as I said before, was wlgiaally a
Democrat after the order of Jackson,
so was his father, so we all were. He
preached, made speeches,' read for us,
explained to us, etc. Abe was a cheer
ful boy, a witty boy, was humorous al
ways: sometimes would set f ad--Jiot
very orten." Lin coin" would ireqnenfTy -
make political and otter speeches, to , In concluding a lengtuv article
'SBSS San Francisco
to court alwas, read the 'Revised Stat- ,th reference to the matter of
ntes of Indiana, dated 1824, heard law tebuilding on ines proof against
speeches and listened to law trials, etc earthquakes the Scientific Ameri
Iilncoln was lazy, a very lazy man. He can saysf
was always reading, scribbling, writ- . " j t. -j t j
tog, ciphertog, i poetry Ld the As e8ard.s residential and
like, -in Gentryville, about one mile ubur ban districts of San Fran
west of Thomas Lincoln's farm, Lin- oisco, which as we write is being
coin would go and tell his jokes and -teadily swallowed up bv the
stories,. eta. and was so odd, original ,ver-increasing circle ot con
and humorous and witty that all the a . u . . i
people In town would gather around Aeration, it would be advisable,
him. He would keep them, there till or similar reasons, to build the
midnight. I would get tired, want to otels, apartment houses, and
go home, cuss Abe most heartily. Abe more pretentious private residen-
s: :ss?si? 'na: ft Thij
a , 1 . j could be done for the same, ai.d
Attends Court Sittings. 1 possibly less than if they were
Boonville was the courthouse town huiU in stone or brick tQ build
of Warrick county and was situated . - , r - v
about fifteen, mUes from Gentryville. them .ln wood aft the present
Thither Abe walked whenever he had experience, would be simply
time to be present at the sittings of ' -uicidal.) There is nothing in
the court, where he could learn some- rhe way of concrete construction
thing of public business, amuse himself . Mf fv, :
profitably and withal pick up items of to Pi therlnc.'Ioration. in
news and gossip, which made him an -uca buildingsof ample decorative
Interesting personage when he return- -ind architectural effects. ' As re
ed home. During one of these. visits he y-ards the modest suburban homes
; watched with prof oumT attention the and ctttagcs of the remoter sub
progress of a murder trial in which a ' w i. - r , ..
Mr. John Breckenridge was counsel for j urbs' be question of building
the defense. I even .these of, concrete or-- con-
At the conclusion of the latter's Icrete-steel will be worthy of con
speech Abe, who had listened, literally J sideration by the municipal
entranced, accosiea me man or elo
quence and ventured . to compliment
him on the success of bis effort,
"Breckenridge looked at the shabby
boy" in amazement and passed on his
way. But many years afterward, in
1S62, when Abe was . president and
Breckenridge a resident of Texas,
probably needing executive clemency,
they met a second time, when Abe
said: "It was the best speech that I up
to that time had ever heard. If I could,
as I then thought, make as good a
speech as that my soul would be sat
isfied." (To be Continued.)
Destroys an Orchard.
From what we can learn Ben
ton county fruit growers are in
the main very willing to . follow
the directions of our county fruit
inspector, Prof. A. B. Cordley,
out now and then a man may be
io:n:d in Benton and elsewhere
who is inclined to "defy the alii-
toi" law and all, and who
i.Q.ds to the notion that he may
lui. e as much San Jose scale on
his trc'ts as he pleases and it is
nubody's business but his own.
I11 order to show what has been
iiccomplished and what may be
done we publish the following
Irom the Telegram: .
Horticultural . Commissioner
Jitnes H. Reid this morning,
tor the first time, made use of
the state law allowing the County
Fiuit Inspector to cut down and
burn orchards that are infested
with' San Jose scile, when the
owner will take no action.
T. R. A.- Sellwood, of Mil
waukee, wa-s the first victim to
feel the seventy of the law, and
he says he will test it with a
suit for dunnages against the
State Hoi ticulture Commission.
At 10:30 o'clock this morning,
under direction of Mr. Reid,
Fruit Commissioner A. T. Lewis
of Clackamas county, with a
force of deputies, began the de
struction. With axes and saws they cut
'.he trees. Then they piled the
remnants, root and branch, in
big heaps, that were soaked in
kerosene and set afire. The
flames burned quite -merrily on
the ruins of Mr. Sellwood's or
chard." Not even a twig was
allowed to go unbnrned, for one
little scale can infest a county.
While Mr. Reid was fruit In
spector for both Multhomah and
Clackamas counties . last Novem
ber, he sent Mr. Sellwood a
n -lice that he must either spray
and prune his trees and rid them
of the scale till they were not a
menace to orchards nea;-by, or
ihc fruit inspector would tear
them out and destroy them. Mr.
Scllwwod' ignored the notice.
Mr. Reid had his innings todav,
when he marshalled his forces
and went to work.
"I .nail be mov: pleased" said
iic t dav, 4if The law is ttsittl
Mr. SllOud s.as he will do.
A tc?t is what we want to orove-
it legality. We are handicapped
The law 'allowing the Fruit
Commissioner to cut down men
acing orchards was passed at the
last XegUh ture. .The Sellwood
orchard is one . of the oldest
around Milwaukie, and is planted
in apple and prune trees.
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authorities. . The relative ccst of
wooden and concrete cottages
and villas is, of course, deter
mined largely by local condi
lions,' and depends upon : the
cost of cement and availability
of sufficient supplies of sand, and
stone suitable for crushing.
Here, in the East, where lumber
is more costly than on the Pacific
slope, it has been found that in
suburban houses the increased
csst of concrete construction runs
about 15 or 20 per cent. -On the
Pacific coast, where lumber is
cheaper, the difference will be
greater; but should it be decided
to rebuild San Francisco on the
lines suggested, the enormous
market for cement that would
be thus afforded, would probably
iesult in a competition that
would lead to considerable lower
ing ot the price. .
In any case, it is sincerely
hoped that before beginning the
reconstruction of San Francisco,
the municipal authorities will
lay it down as an indispensable
condition that the city umst be
.built with special provision for
the recurrence, in their most
violent form, of seismic disturb
srices. First among the build
ing restrictions to be improved
should be one prohibiting, at
least in the business sections of
the city, any but the most ap
proved fire proof condition.
Mr. Antoue Luther, o Fairino.mt,
spent Wednesday at the county seat.
Mr. and Mrs T. B. Williamson, of
Oak Grove, was among tde Oorvallis
visitors Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs.
Williamson have two boys attending
school at the O AC and be came up to
look after then need and transact some
business at the court house. .
Farmers are about through with their
spring work and the gardens are being
looked after and cared for. The good
wife will help hubby with his work
which will iueiure good gardens.
Billie Williamson, of Wells, left Mon
day for Eastern Oregon where he goes
for the benefit of his health. He is sub
ject to asthma and the high altitude
of that section he finds very beneficial
to his cause.
Rev. McDougal, of Albauy, filled the
Oak Grove pulpit Sunday and was
greeted by a large ougregHtion of at
Mr. Henry Johnson., a pioneer of
Benton conn y, 13 talking of selling his
farm and moving to Albanv to reside.
The smiling face of "Frank" was very
noticeable among Oak Grove people
Sundav. He must like the people of
this necK of woods for he comes in oet
every Sunday, rain or no rain.
Paul Johnston is the happy owner of
one of the finest turnouts in the neigh
borhood He bought it Monday in
Albany and says it is au easy goer.
Grant Williamson- is not, oniy a
I tb-eaherman but lie is also a lover of
pmltry. Hihi los-atiet -t 1 .tnr m-
enbatoriu his paultrv yard ana is now
tcrninS ont y"ters in goo fly nam-
Mr. Woodward, candid, oa tha
republican ticket for county judge, is
very popular - in Fan-mount : and will
carry the precinct by a large majority in
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