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A Tale of tha Early Settlers I
I: Df Louisiana. '
: ; BY AUSTIN C. DURDICK '
CHAPTER IV, -(Continued.)
For some moments Simon gazed upon
the fair girl In attcr astonishment. He
wu at a loss to understand whether she
was making game of him or whether she
was in earnest. But had he reflected for
a moment upon the character of the
lovely pupil as he knew it, he would have
known that she could not descend to sport
with bis feelings. Then he still might
anneal to her heart.
"Alas!" he murmured, choking down
his indignation, "yoU know not what you
' do. Yon know not the deep love that
dwells like a consuming fire within. Bn
I will not ask too to marry me now. Only
promise that, some time, you will be
mine. Give me your heart, and pledge
me your hand. And then we will be mar
ried when you are older. O, do not re
fuse me this!' -. ", -
"My conscience, Simon, If we wait for
that, your hair will be gray, and you will
have to walk , with, a staff. And tneu
what sorry-looking" couple we should
make! Don't, Simon don't talk so any
' more. It's foolish In you to do so. I do
really begin to think yon ore in earnest,
But I don't want to hear you speak so
any more truly, I don't i , ,
"Then you will never love me?"
"Why, I love you now, cousin. I have
always loved yoa. Why will you be so
"Alas. Louise! you have struck the
dagger to my soul. The lamp of my life
has gone out, and all my hopes are sunk
In utter darkness! You have done thus
much. Now, in mercy, take my dagger
and finish my pain. Take away the life
you have cursed, and let my soul escape
the agony it must endure while near thee
When thou art not mine! '
"Stop, Simon," Interrupted the maid-
en, just as he was putting on the finish
ing stroke and look of agony.' "I can't
be your wife; I never can. So there's
n end of that matter.- And now let us
forget that we ever had any such foolish
talk." , ,t
"And. how long has this been your
mind?"-fairly hissed Lobois, as soon as
he could so far recover from his uttor
amazement as to speak.
"How long?" repeated Louise, in sur
prise. "Why, you might as well ask me
how long 'twas sinco I had resolved that
I would not marry with old Tony, just ns
well exactly. Nature set up the barrier
'when she made me your cousin eighteen
years after your birth.-' Now
At this moment Louise heard ber fath
er calling her from ' the hall, and she
started up. .
"You hear?" she uttered. - "My father
wants me. Now you won't thluk any
thing more of this will you? Put oil
that ugly-looking face as goon as you cau
and then coqie out and join us in our so
cio! enjoyment. - - There he calls again.
Here I am coming!" And With" these
words, the buoyant, happy-hearted girl
tripped out irom tlie room.
For some moments, Simon Lobois stood
like one thunderstruck, and seemed
watching, with a vacant stare, the place
where the young ludy bad been standing,
as. If a lurid gleam of vivid lightning had
made Its transit. Then he started back
apace and clenched both his fists.
"By heavens!" lie uttered, while' his
face turned livid with' rage,' "and shall I
bear this? Shall I sit calmly by, and see
another carry oft! the maiden and pocket
the half of St. Julicn'g fortune? Shall I
see that wealth which has been so long
In my grasp that wealth which I have
looked upon as mine. How wrested from
me? For years I've cherished this fond
hope this picture of wealth, and now it
must not be blown away thus. St. Ju
llen Is worth this day five hundred thou
sand crowns, and they shall not have It
all-they shall notl"
A week had passed away since Simon
had confessed his romantic love for
Louise, and during that time he had
, maintained much of his wonted compos
ure. For a day or two after the morti
fying repulse lie had been moody and
taciturn, but he gradually overcame it,
and now he smiled as usual, and made
himself generally agreeable. One after
noon, as soon as dinner was over, Uou
part and Louis started off on a hunting
expedition.- Their pistols they concealed
within the bosoms of their hunting shirts,
o that they might not catch in the
bushes, and their knives were in like man
ner protects d. They both had excellent
Toled6 rifles, and set off in high spirits.
With quick steps they made their way
np the river, uutil they had passed the
bounds of the clearing, and then their
steps became more cautious, for they
hoped there might be a deer somewhere
They had hunted about In the forest
for nearly an hour, when a movement
among the bushes at some distance at
tracted their attention, and upon creep
lug carefully up, they saw a large deer
drinking at a small brook that emptied
Into the river close by.
"See," whispered Uoopart, "here are
Louts looked at the spot which his
Companion pointed out, and a : sudden
tart caused Uoupart to ask him Its
cause, .-f . :'
, "That's the track of a man," said
."Some of the. negro have been out
her," suggested Uonpart.
;"No, no," returned, the other. "They
have not been out here to-day,"
"But that may have been made yes
terday, or several days ago."
"No," said Louis, still gating npon the
track. "This was made to-day. Just
look, and you will see that these leaves
re still damp on the tipper edges where
the foot has pressed them up. These
other lravea, you see, are dry where the
edge Is free of the earth. Then here
see this broken twig; see where It has
been pressed dawn. Now look!" And as
be spoke, he lifted the twig, and showed
the place where It laid was perfectly
dry, whereas, bad It lain there even over
nleht. Its bed would have been damp.
"Then there's been an Indian hero,
"Well, never mind. Let's secure this
deer. He'D be done drinking soon, and
then we may lose him. Let nit fir first,
this time, Louis."
"Very well Blase way, and. Ill be
ready to follow, In case yoa iia't bring
Accordingly, Goupart brought his rifle
to his shoulder, and in a moment more he
fired. The noble animal gave a leap
backward, anj while he stood for mo
ment as though about to start on, Louis
fired, but even as he polled th trigger
the deer gave leap forward and plung
ed headlong upon the earth,
"Your bill killed him, Goupart!" cried
Louis, as th two started forward to
gether. . And It was found to be even so,
Goupart's bullet having entered Just back
of the shoulder, and of course penetrated
Louis had made a wound for the pur
pose of bleeding the animal, and Goupart
was kneeling by his side, when they were
startled by the whistling of something
between their heads, followed by a dull
"chunk" close to them, and on raising
their beads, they saw a long arrow stick
ing into a tree directly in front of them.
With a quick cry, they started to their
feet, and the next thing that saluted
them was a low howl close at band,
They turned and saw a party of six In
dians coming towards them, with their
"Here's a scrape," ntteerd Goupart,
starting back. "What does It mean?"
"I'll find out" returned Louis, calmly.
"But don't show your pistols, for they
know we've discharged our rifles, and
the hope to take us at a disadvantage."
Then turning to the red men, he asked
"What now, red brethren? What seek
The Indians consulted a moment to
gether, and then one of them advanced
a single pace, and replied:
"We seek the young white chief and his
friend. We would speak with them kind
'Then why did you send that arrow at
"We saw yon not then. Only the head
of the deer."
Now Louis simply knew that they were
lying to him, and as this became appar
ent he knew that they meant him harm,
"It you have anything to say to us, say
it at once, he said.
Let our white brothers not fear. If
they will come with ns, we will tell them
what shall be to their good."
I will speak with my friend." And
thus saying, Louis turned towards his
"Goupart, he said, speaking quickly,
and in a low tone, "those are Chicka-
snws, and they mean to take us prison
ers. In all probability they hope for
a high ransom from my father for us,
We have two pistols each. You never
missed your mark yet in my sight Are
your nerves steady now?"
As steady as ever," returned Goupart,
not a little surprised to see how calm
and fearless his youthful companion was,
"Then have them in readiness, and
mind my word, for I know those fellows
well. Yet keep your rifle, for you'll need
it for a club."
Next Louis turned to the Indians and
"We have concluded not to follow you
but If you have anything to tell us, we
Upon this, the red men conversed to
gether again for a few moments, and
then, with quick, wild gestures, and
low howl, not unlike the voice of a hun
gry wolf, they sprang forward with their
tomahawks uplifted. In all probability
they supposed this would be sufficient to
awe the white youths into immediate sub
mission. The pale boy they thought an
easy prey, and very likely they knew that
the other was a newcomer into the coun
try, and hence Imagined that their terri
ble appearance and. fearful antics would
strike him with terror.
Now!" whispered Louis. "You take
the two men on ydur side, and I'll take
the two on the other side. Don't waste
In an Instant the two companions had
drawn their weapons, and at the same
instant they both fired." Hour after hour,
and day after day, had they practiced
together at pistol shooting, and their
aim was as quick as it was sure. The
two outsil'e men staggered, and on the
next instant, the youths fired again. At
this movement, the savages were thrown
into a state of alarm. Three of their
number were shot through the head and
had fallen, while the fourth had received
ball In his neck and was staggering
back. In a moment, Goupart and Louis
saw their advantage, and they seized
their empty rifles and sprang forward,
and In a few moments more the six In
dians lay prostrate. A full minute the
two victors stood and gazed upon the
work they had done, and then Louis turn
ed to his companion and said:
"If we's killed 'ein all, we shall never
know surely what this all meant"
"Are these two last ones dead, think
you?" returned Goupart "They may be
We'll see; but I think you'll find the
one I struck with his brains rather disturbed."
And so It proved with both of them.
for upon examination It was found that
their skulls were both broken In, and
that life was extinct. But while they
were thus engaged they heard a groan
close at hand, and on turning they saw
that one of the Indians who had been
shot had worked himself almost into a
sitting posture against a tree, and was
now trying to work further around, so ns
to get his face towards the west. Both
Louis and Goupart hastened to him at
once, when they found that he had re
ceived a ball through the neck.
"Water, water!" he groaned.
"Stop," uttered Louis, as his compan
ion started towards the brook. And then
turning to the dying Indian, he said:
If we'll get you water and turn your
eyes to the Betting sun, will you tell the
"I will-I will!"
The water was broncht In Goupart's
canteen, and upon drinking, the poor fel
low seemed to revive. Goupart bound
up his neck, which was bleeding profuse
ly, and just as he had finished the job
the Indian put out bis weakening arm,
and laid his band upon Louis' shoulder.
The pale boy has the heart of a great
warrior. He would not have escaped us
had we known how brave be was."
"But why did you try to do this?"
asked Louis. "Kemember now, you prom
ised to speak truly."
hite man brought gold here, and we
have learned to love It. Much gold had
been ours, and we " The Indian
topped, for he was weak, and he made
aign that they should turn his face to
wards the sun. "And," he uttered, "bury
"Look ye!" cried Louis, grasping him
by the arm, and gazing Intently luto his
face, while Goupart stood by reloading
the rifles, "if you do not tell me instant
ly what all this means, I'll dig a hole In
the earth and you shall be buried with
your head down. Yoa know very well
where you'll go to then. Now tell me.
who sent yoa to kill us?" .
didn't mean to kill the pale boy,"
replied the Indian, speaking slowly and
But who Bent you to capture him? Re
You had known better, had yoa spar
ed another. That man was our chief;
"But yoa know something. Tell me
all, or, ns sure as I live, yoa go in
Twas whit man's cold. The Dale
boy and the pale boy' friend both bar
enemies. There' a Strang bird lu the
"Speak plainer! Tell me"
Louis stopped, for he saw that the
death shad had passed ovr the red
man's face, and aa be let go the now
heavy hand, the body fell over sideways
npon to turf.
"Is h dead?" asked Gonpart
"Yes; and the secret of this Strang
seen la dead with him, to far at our
Bean of arriving at It art concerned.
Goupart, there' something here e had
But St Denis knew not what to reply,
for a suspicion had come to him, but he
dared not sneak it too suddenly. So the
two hunters stood for some moments
and gazed upon the dead men In silence.
"Well," said Louis, after a while, "let i
leave these bodies here, and in the morn
ing we'll send our negroes out to bury
them. . Now, let's fix our venison, and
then start for home, for we ve had ad
venture enough for one day. You begin
now to aee some of our Louisiana life,
How do you like it?"
St Denis gazed npon bis companion
some moments in silent admiration, and
then he said:
"O, this Is much better than nothing,
though once a year would be often enough
for such, sport
"So it would. But now for our other
They went to where the deer still lay,
and having removed the skin from the
head, neck and fore shoulders, they sep
arated the carcass, and then rolling the
saddle up, they shouldered it and giving
one more look at the fallen Indians, they
turned their faces towards home.
(To be continued.)
CASEY'S HAIR TURNED WHITE.
Had Bad (Scare In a Hostile Indian
Col. D. C. Casey, superintendent of
the Medler mines, was one of a party
of old-time New Mexicans who hap
pened to congregate at Clifton a short
time ago, and naturally fell to telling
stories of their early life. At last it
came Casey's turn, and the Clifton Era
reports his version of a thrilling expe
rience with the Indiana. The reminis
cence wag called forth by a comment
upoii Casey's snow-white hair.
Well, said Casey, 1'JL tell you how It
happened, boy. It was the year that
Judge McCoraas and his wife were
killed by the Indians in the Burro
Mountains '83 or '84, I've forgotten
which. It was some time after that af
fair, however, when things had quieted
down a bit
I had been In the hills, and was re
turning to Silver City through the
Burro Mountains, and of course was on
the lookout for Indians. My horse fell
sick, and I stopped to let him rest. I
pulled off the saddle, tied him to a tree,
spread out my blankets and lay down,
I was soon fast -csleep, and how long
I slept I do not know. I was awakened
by some one prodding me In the back,
As soon as my eyes were opened I saw
that I was surrounded by twelve or
fifteen Indians. They all carried weap
ons, and bad them In their hands.
Well, sir, I was so badly frightened
that I could not speak or move I was
paralyzed. I sat there and looked at
the Indians, and they looked at me. I
felt my hair stiffen out and I knew that
It was standing straight up.
I thought of every mean thing I had
done in my life. Pray? No, I couldn't
lift a band to bless myself. I knew they
would kill me, and my only hope was
that they would shoot me. I could al
most feel their lances sticking through
my body. It seemed to me that they
stood there an age and looked at me,
and I looked at them.
Their ugly faces are stamped on my
memory forever. I snouia recognize
any one of them in a crowd to-day, if I
should meet him. Soon I noticed one
or two other Indians fooling with my
horse, as he was too sick to try to get
away from them.
Presently tuey began to go, one at a
time, and soon they were all gone, ex
cept one who seemed to be the leader.
After the others had all gone he ad
dressed me In good English and said:
'Good day, Dan Casey!" How he knew
my name has always been a mystery
to me. He may have seen me on the
reservation, or possibly my name may
have been on some part of my outfit
and be could read, as many of them
After he had gone I sat still there so
badly scared that I was unable to move
for I don't know how long. Then like
flash It came to me that they were
government scouts. I leaped to my
feet, and, though my horse was sick, I
beat aH records to Silver City.
I have been blown up In a mine, and
had my body crushed with dynamlte-
enps, but I never was scared before or
since. There Is no scare on earth like
an Indian scare. Well, Inside of a
week from that time my hair was well
sprinkled with gray, and Inside of a
pxrfit was as white as It is now."
Title of the Finder.
Information concerning the law of
finding may be useful on some occa
sion. The finder has & clear title
against all the world but the owner,
nnd the proprietor of a coach or rail
way car or ship has no right to de
mand anything which may have been
found upon bis property or premises.
Such proprietors may make regulations
with regard to found property with
their employes, but they cannot bind
the public." Tue law was declared by
the highest court more than one hun
dred years ago, on which the facts were
these: A person found a wallet con
taining some money on a shop floor.
He returned It to the shopkeeper to be
returned to the owner. After three
years, during which the owner did not
call for his property, the finder de
manded the wallet and money from tha
shopkeeper. The latter refused to de
liver them up on the ground that they
were found on his premises. The find
er then sued the shopkeeper, and It was
held as above set forth, that "against
all the world but the true owner the
title of the finder Is perfect"
The hour wss on ns; where the man?
The fateful taads anfalterlng ran,
And as the way of tear
He came Into the years,
&ar pastoral captain. Forth he came.
As on that answers to his name;
Nor dreamed how high bis charge, '
His work how fair and large
To set the stones back In the wall
Lest the divided house should fall,
And peace from men depart,
Hope and the childlike heart
We looked on him; "'Tls he." w said,
"Come crownless and unheralded.
The shepherd who will keep
The flocks, will fold the sheep."
Unkntghtly, yes; yet 'twas the mien
Presaging the Immortal scene,
Some battle of His wars
Who sealeth up the stars.
Nor would he take the past between
His hands, wipe valor's tablets clean,
Commanding greatness wait ,
Till he stand at the gate;
Not he woald cramp to one small head
The awful laurels of the dead.
Time's mighty vintage cap.
And drink all honor up.
No flutter of the banners bold "
Borne by the lusty sons of old,
The haughty conquerors
Bet forward to their wars;
Not his their blare, their pageantries
Their goal, their glory, was not his;
Humbly he came to keep
The flocks, to fold the sheep.
The need comes not without the man;
The prescient hours unceasing ran,
And up the way of tears
He came Into the years.
Our pastoral captain, skilled to crook
The spear Into the pruning hook,
The simple, kindly man.
New York Independent
: Aunt SeMna's Valentine ;i
It ' ' 4 1
Benefit of the Bute Dock.
The late Lord Bute owned the Bute
docks at Cardiff, which cost nearly 4,-
000,000 to complete. The construction
of these docks had a magic effect on
the little township of Caer-Taff. In
theflrst half of the last century Cardiff
added only 10.000 to Its population of
2,000 In 1800, but to-day It has a (till
growing population of over .180.000,
while Its export trade exceeds that of
London and Liverpool.
What Dreamt Come.
Bobbs Old Tltewadd U about dead
from insomnia. Says he Is afraid to
go to sleep.
Dobbs Does he fear burglars?
"No; but tha last time he slept he
dreamed of giving away money." Bal
Paid la Compensation.
The railways of Great Britain pay
f MOO a day on an arc-age. In compen
sation, as against f 100 a day in 1S3&
fHE postman's whistle was clear
and shrill that morning, the 14th of
February, and as he lifted the
knocker on Aunt Selina's narrow green
door the sound echoed through the house
and reached the ears of the little lady,
who hastily threw aside the brush she
was using and, shaking the dust from
her long print apron, opened the door
with a pleasant snail.
The smile vanished, however, and a
look of surprise took Its place as she was
given a large square envelope, pure
white, and tied with dainty pink ribbons
and quaint little bow, which even her
nimble fingers, found It hard to untie; but
little later It was spread out on the
table before her, a valentine, all lace and
flowers and satin bows, with two angels
bearing up a line of love.
Aunt Sennas face was a study. In
deed, she made a picture sitting there by
the old fireside trying to solve this mys
tery, and when evening came and when
she want to feed her chickens and dog
Rover, her only companions, she was still
asking herself over and over:
Who in all the wide, world can care
enough for me to send me such a mes
sage of love?"
Aunt Selina's life had been, a quiet one;
her mother had died while she was a
child, and, with the help of an old nurse,
the had been housekeeper for her father
and one brother, older than herself, and
when this brother married she was Aunt
Sellna, not only to his children, but. to
their little friends as well, for her sunny
nature made her a favorite with tham
all. When her father died she was left
with the cottage and little garden and
enough money to live comfortably in a
But, though 30 years of age, she had
never had a lover, so now as her mind
ran over the gentlemen whom she knew
she could think of no one who would
send her a valentine. . Still there was the
Baysville postmark, the town where she
lived, and once again she went through
ber list of acquaintances.
There's Deacon Hayes but he is so
Jld and gray It can't be he. And Carlos
Srown, he sits in the pew at my right,
tit he is really too poor to think of
iking a wife."
For, some way, Aunt Selina felt that
,t meant that, else why should one send
costly a valentine to an old maid?
Once she thought of asking the post
man, and then laughed at the idea: As'
If le would know. He was a bachelor
of middle age, and rumor said that he
bad no liking for ladies' society, owing to
some experience before coming to Baysville
Annt Selina thought that his manner
bor out this statement,' as he had made
few friends and -seemed not to care for
the cheerful "Good morning" which she
gave him whenever he stopped at her
It must be confessed that when the
next Sunday came, Aunt Selina was nn
usually careiui or ner aress. She wore
her new black silk, and ber wavy brown
batr was neatly coiled beneath the small
velvet bonnet which she had freshened
up with new satin bow, for she felt
sure that her valentine friend would be
at church that morning, and as she en
tered the color rose in her fair face, for
toe leit tnat tne aeacon had spoken
I I -- J 1 , .
more aiuuiy muu usual, as sue came
np the gravel walk, Mr. Brown had tak
en her hand in greeting and 'Squire Wat
klnt, her father's old friend, had in
quired for her health.
As she went back to her ouiet homa
he wondered ll brighter furore were
In store for her, something besides the
loneliness that had been her lot for many
Time passed, and at length, hearing
nothing more from the sender of her val
entine, ahe decided that either he did not
wlah to be known, or had not the cour
age to carry th matter farther, so the
little token was laid away, the on ro
mance of Aunt Sallna' life.
On day a boy came running to her
door with a message, which read:
"I am very sick; will you come to me?
Your postman. JOHN MOOR El
"Bleak House. Baysville."
Tm, Aunt Salina would go, she was
alwaya ready to help the suffering, but
when the entered the room where John
Moore lay, the nurse came quickly to
ward her, telling her that he had not
long to live, and she thought the same
when she saw what a wreck the fever
had mad of th once strong man.
Perhaps It was his constitution that
brought him through, or It may have
been Aunt Selina's cheerful face and gen
tle ways, for John Moore did not die,
although It was nany weeks before he
could travel his rounds again, and dur
ing that time Annt Selina learned how
much h had cared for her, and that it
waa h who had scat th valentine, hop
ing the Bttle message would, in some
way, help him to gain her love, for it
waa not true, the report which the got
tip of Baysville hsd brought against
him, bnt more a reserved nature which
had mad him seem indifferent to those
who would like to have been his friends.
Aunt Selina hood found that he waa a
uoble, true-hearted man. one she could
trust with her whole love and life, and
when he asked:
"Will yon share the home I have made
ready with the thought of your the did
not refuse, bnt a little later went quiet
ly Into the cfanrch which the rfiiUln-a
had filled with Cower, and when the taw
U sweet blossoms and realised that all
BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1809, -
" Let n have faith that right make mlghti and In that faith let us dare to
do our duty a we understand It." -"'
this had been done for her; tears of hap
piness filled her eyes and she thought:
"How fair is life and all changed for
me by the aid of a valentine." Indian
The February sun Is coldly slipping
l'rom ridge and frozen rill.
A February wind Is rudely whipping
The hedge-row on the hill.
But rude winds can not chill.
Nor cold suns blight, nor still
The new-born joy that through my heart
Full well I know that spring Is Cupid's
mornings decked with dew
And scented eves white summer with Its
Brings Joy to lovers, too.
But. dear, my love for you
Shall flower all seasons through,
And find In each a summer and a May
To-night, aglow with royal winter roses.
Your- radiant face I see.
Beneath your wind-blown lashes love dis
closes Its treasures, timidly.
Dear, though the years should be
Unkind to you and me.
Joy can not die In hearts where love re
Characteristic of the Great Emanci
pator at Told In Paragraphs.
When 19, in building a fence, Lincoln
split the rails that played so prominent
a part In his first presidential campaign,
twenty-eight years after.
In youth he was an ardent advocate
HOUSE IN WHICH LINCOLN .
DIED GOING TO DECAY.
ftmmViTrrn YrrmWi-iiii, rt iiiii ir wr v r, Vri
The rapid decay of the house in Wash
ington in which' Abraham Lincoln died is
attracting public attention, and it is prob
able that something will be done to pre
serve it. It contains the Oldroyd col
lection or i.incom rencs, and until re
cently was in the care of private tenants,
wno chamed a small admission fee to
visitors. Now it is iu the cure of a so
ciety, but nothing has been done to pre
serve or repair the walls or the interior,
of temperance, and delivered discourses The house is directly across the street
on cruelty to animals and the horrors of
war. He liked stump-speaking much
more than the ax he had to wield so
Among the first situations he obtained
after coming of age and striking out for
himself was as a flat-boat hand to New
Orleans. The slave auction he witness
ed there bore the ripe fruit of after years.
It is said that then and there, in May,
1831, the iron against slavery entered
Tair, lanky, sallow, dark and slightly
stooping he was in appearance, being a
muscular 6 feet 4 at 17. His dress in
those days was all tanned deer hide, coat,
trousers and moccasins. The luxury of
wearing garments of fur and wool, dyed
with the 'juice of the butternut or white
walnut, was just being adopted in his
neighborhood, and Lincoln was not a
person to take the lead in elegance.
Thought, conversation and observation
were his preferences, and when growing
np he had rather a reputation for lazi
ness and forwardness, because he loved
reading and thinking so much. Even
from a boy he liked to have the first
word, nnd to converse with any one near
enough to talk to, even to strangers de
siring to be directed. He is described
when just reaching early manhood as
exceedingly talkative, yet elemental, un
sifted and raw.
-Lincoln had very little actual school
education, his first goings, at the age of
10, were in Indiana, to a woman named
Hazel Dorsey. He was often taken from
school to work or hire out. At 11 he
went again to Andrew Crawford's school,
and at 17 he saw the last of his school
days under a man named Swaney. All
I the education he obtained afterward was
tnrougn nis own exertions. "Education
defective" was his own definition given
to the compiler of the Dictionary of Con
gress, although it was not a pleasant
thought to him.
Being raised in a community supersti
tious in the extreme, Lincoln believed in
supernatural portents all hia life. Fri
day he considered fatal to every enter
prise, and, as it turned out well be
might He had many dream which he
considered forecasts of coming events,
one sending a telegram to his wife to
take away "Tad'" pistol, as he had had
a bad dream about blm. A good dream
presaged the victories of Antietam, Mur
freesboro, Gettysburg and Vicksburg. He
related an ill one just before his assassination.
Too Many Bill. '
from the site of Ford's Theater, where
Lincoln was shot
Lord Needmonneuth aakl m if
cnuld be my valentine."
And yoa told him "
"That tber was too much postage do
LINCOLN'S NARROW ESCAPE.
Fiendish Flot to Inoculate Him with
. the Smallpox.
'the demand for an additional body
guard around the White House recalls an
Incident of the civil war within the mem
ory of many residents. During the excit
ing period of 'Ul great fears were enter
tained for the- safety of the President.
mid every precaution was taken to insure
uis personal protection.
One morning there appeared at the
wnite uouse a woman, closely veiled,
demanding an immediate interview with
Mr. Lincoln. Approaching Messenger
rei-Kins, wno guarded the door of Mr.
Lincoln's private office, the visitor made
known her reauest and nleaded enrneativ
that she be admitted to a personal inter
view. The doorkeeper's orders were, how
ever, very strict, and finding her eloquence
lu sue nnany compromised by
confiding her message to the courteous
but firm employe. Taking him to one
side, the veiled lady took both his hands
in ners and tenderly rubbed them as she
extracted a promise that he would imme
diately deliver her request to the Presi
dent. Perkins was almost overcome by a
most peculiar odor that appeared to ema
nate from his companion, and hastened to
get riu oi ner without creating a scene.
No sooner had he accomplished this than
be confided to one of the household the
effect produced upon him while in con
versation with the importunate visitor.
A physician who was present promptly di
vined the truth and instituted a search
for the woman, when it was learned that
she had driven rapidly away in a carriage,
and ail trace was lost. Perkins was im
mediately ordered to return to his home
and await developments.
W ithin the usual period he was taken
H with one of the worst cases of viru
lent smallpox on record, and for weeks
lay at the point of death. Upon his re
covery the faithful messenger, whose da
votion to duty doubtless saved the life of
the President, was appointed by Mr. Lin
coln to a permanent iwsitinn nn ih .,ij
cal force of the War Department which
" ue "as continued to hold up to date.
A man who heard Abraham Lincoln
speak In Norwich, Conn., some time be
fore he was nominated for President
was greatly impresed by the closely knit
lfitr!. np V- 1 .... J fc
.-o-v iU aprwa. Meeting him next
day on a train, he asked him how he ac-
u..cu UIS onaerrul logical powers and
such acntpnoa. In r, .
i- j t ijis. Liucoin re
plied: It was my terrible discourage
ment which did that for me. When I
7S,UTS mB I'went int "nce
, 1 aw that a lawyer'
business 1, argel, to prove things J
VJ""' ulncoln. when is a thing
Droved? TK.t i. uu,
- . poser. W hat mm-
stitutes proof? Not evidence; that wa,
not the point There may be eviden"
enough, but wherein consist, the prooM
I groaned over the question, and finely
elf M A LinCln' you
tell. Then I thought 'what use is it for
me to be in. law office if I can't tell
when a thmg is proved? So I gave it nn
and went back home. Soon after r
turned to the old log cabin, I M In with
a cop, of Euclid. I had not the slight
est notion of what Euclid was. and I
?.g.V ,IfcWv!M. find ttt- 1 "eCV
gan. at the beginning, and before spring
I -had gone through the old Euclid', ,
ometry, and could demonstrate everr
proposition in the book. Th- : .v
spring, when I had got through with it.
I said to myself one day. 'Ah, do yoq
know when thing I, provedT and I so.
wered; Tei, air. I do.' Then yoo mty
So back to th law shop;' and 1 wmf
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