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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1904.
The Turebiil! Goitipaii 139 East Main Street. TELEPHONE 355-2. Free Delivery Watervilla Dell verr Every Friday. 8 Reliable Goods at Lower Prices Than ' any Other House in Waterbury. Hunt Trading Stamps with all Purchases, fit 1W- j i -f FOUR WblJlNtlJA,lv- XJF1 URSDAY, Prices Reduced all over the store to move our s at once and make room for immense Q iuiaotities; of HblMay ; .' Goods Arriving vDail t n t lift x7 : I See Special Adv. on Page 9 of Wednesday's, ' ! Yesterday's Issue. ' :: ' . j I '. v.; cr"1-""'' "M" :J.' MilEY HARTWELlr CjfVTHERWOOD ; ZacrpAn. m cf LoaU X V. nrf Mori A.noinmtU) -,-j.U''.,V ,',-r -: CMr,lbt. 1501. by lb. BO WEN -ME It IL ILL COMPANY chapter',xxi. : ' 1 1 said Skenedonk, turning In "What -is Johnny " Apple e&AY I. asked.1- ";- : " -, "lie Is a man that God has touched," said Skenedonk, using the aboriginal phrase that signified a man clouded in rmtnd.' M;. '.'i. , '".'.. ' '. - God had hidden him too. I could see no one. The yoice echo still Trent off among the j trees, "7 ; "J . "Where is he?":, ; : " "Maybe one side, maybe the other." - "Does he never show himself?" "Ob, yes," Skenedonk said. "He goes to all the settlements. I hare often seen him when I was hunting on these grounds. He came to our camp. He loves to sleep outdoors better than in a cabin,. ::.ri, I'. i; V . "Why does he shout , at, us like a prophet?" . , 2 1 ) "To warn us that Indians are on the warpath." "He might have thought we were on the warpath ourselves." . "Johnny Appleseed ; knows Shawa noes and Tecumseh's men," said Skene donk as we moved farther from the in visible voice. "I think myself that he is under a vow. But nobody told me that." , . i . "Why do you think so?" "He plants orchards In, every fine pen spot, or clears the land for plant ing where he thinks the soil is right." "Don't other men plant orchards?" "J6. They -have not time or seed. They plant bread.- He does nothing but plant orchards." , "He must have a great many." j "They are not for himself. The ap ples are for any one who may pass by when they are ripe. He wants to give ' apples to everybody. Animals often nibble the bark or break down his young trees. It takes long for them to grow, but he keeps on planting." ; "If other men have no seeds to plant how does he get them?" V "He makes journeys to the old set tlements, .where many orchards have Etown. .and. brings .the f eelsjtrpm, cider presses. He carries tMeto rrom'jrenn syhvania on his back ia leather bags, a bag for each, kind of seed." "Doesn't he ever sell them?" "Not often. Johnny'. Appleseed cares nothing for money. I believe he li un der a vow of poverty.' No, one laughs at him. The tribes on these grounds would not hurt a hair of 'his head, not only because God has touched him, but because he plants apples. I haveeaten( bis apples myself." . . r "Johnny Appleseed," I repeated,, and Skenedonk hastened to tell me:. . "He has another name,- but I forget It ' He is called Johnny Appleseed." The slim and scarcely perceptible tunnel, among trees, piled with fallen logs and newly sprung, growths, let us Into a wide; clearing as suddenly as a stream finds its lake. We could not see even the usual cow. tracks. A cab In shedding light from its hearth sur prised us in the midst of stumps The door , stood wide. A woman walked back and forth over a punch eon floor tending supper. Dogs rusnea to meet us, and the playing of children could be heard. A man, gun in hand, stepped to his door, ' a sentinel. He lowered his muzzle and made us. wel come and helped us put our horses un der shelter with his own,. It was not often we had a woman's handiwork In corn bread and. game to feed ourselves upon, or a bed covered with homespun sheets. I slept as the children slept until & voice rang in the clearing: V' "The spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he hath anointed me to blow the trumpet in the wilderness and sound an alarm in the forest, for, behold, the tribes of the heathen are roundabout your doors, and a devouring flame fol loweth after them!" x 'Every sleeper in the cabin 'sat up right, or stirred. We said in whispered chorus: ' r ;- . "Johniy Appleseed I" ; " ; A tapping, light and regular, on the window followed. The man was on the floor in a breath. I heard the mother groping, among . the children and whispering: , , -it, .', "Do.n.t jra ke-Ube Jjnb The fire ''haiTTUetf'npdn the hearth; and they lighted no candle. . When Johnny Appleseed gave . his warning cry In the clearing and his cautious tap on the window and was Instantly gone to other clearings and other win dows it meant that the Indians j were near. ' i . Skenedonk and I, used to the night alarm and boots and Baddle in a hurry, put ourselves in readiness to help the famfly. I groped for . clothing and shoved small legs and arms into t it. The " little creatures, ' obedient ,; and rjsl lent, niade no whimper at being roused out of dreams, but keenly lent them selves to the march. We brought the horses and put the woman and children upon them. The very dogs understood and slunk around our legs without giving mouth. The cabin door Was shut after, us. with out noise, closing in what that family called home a few pots and pans, patchwork quilts, a spinning wheel, some benches, perhaps a child's store of acorn cups and broken yellow ware in a log corner. In a few hours it might be smoking a heap of ashes, and the world offered no other place bo dear. What we- suffer for is enriched by our suffering until if becomes price less ' : ..- -'- -'.V... ; So far on the frontier was this cabin that no community blockhouse stood near enough to give its inmates shelter. They were obliged to go with us to Port Stephenson. Skenedonk j pioneered the all night struggle on an obscure trail, and he went astray sometimes, through black ness of woods that roofed out the stars. We floundered in swales sponging full of dead leaves and drew back, scratch ing ourselves on low hung' foliage. By dawn the way became easier and the, danger greater. Then we paused and lifted our jifles if a twig broke near by, or a fox barked, or wind rushed among leaves as a patter of moccasins might come. t Skenedonk and I, sure of the northern Indians, were making a venture in the west. We knew nothing of Tecumseh's swift red warriors, except that scarcely a year had passed since his allies had toma hawked women and children of the garrison on the sand beach at Chicago. Without kindling any fire we stopped once' that day to eat, and by good luck and following the river reached that Lower- Sandusky which, was called Fort Stephenson about nightfall. The place was merely a-high stock ade with blockhouses at the angles and a gate opening toward the river. With in, besides the garrison of 160 nien. were various refugees, driven, like our family, to the fort. And there, coming heartily from the comman dant's quarters , to receive me, was George Croghan, still a. boy in appear ance, though intrusted with this dan cerpus. poitw. lib. louc -face. had dark-I enedIIke mine.-" We looked, each other over with the quick and' critical scru tiny of men' who have not met since boyhood, and laughed as we. grasped hands. ' "' ' "You are as welcome to the inside of this bear pen' said Major Croghan, "as you made meto"the outside of the one In the wilderness." i "I hope you'll not give me such an other tramp; after shelter for the night as I gave you," I said. v "The best in . Fort Stephenson .,is yours. But your, rest depends on the enemy. A runner has just come in from the general warning me Proctor and Tcumseh are turning their atten tion this way. I'rn ordered tci evacuate, for the post is considered too weak to hold." " : ' -' .: .- "How soon dq you march?" ' "I don't march at all. I tay here. I'm going to disobey orders." - "If you're going to disobey orders you have good reason for doing so." "I have. It was too late to retreat. I'm going to fight. I hear, Lazarre, you know how to. handle Indians in the French way." "Mr dear Croghan, - you insinuate the American way may be better." v. "It is on the western border,: It may not be on the northern." , "Then you would not have advised my attempting ;the Indians here?" "I shouldn't, have discouraged it. When I got the secret order I said, 'Bring the French, bring the mission aries, bring anything that will cut the comb of Tecumseh " ." ; f'The missionaries and the French like being classed with anything," I said. .' . i ,. . : "We're Americans here," Croghan laughed. "The dauphin may have to fight in the ditch with the rest of us." -"The ; dauphin is an American, too, and used to scars, as you. know.!-Can you give me any news from Green Bay in the "Wisconsin country r r 'A "I was ordered to Green Bay: last year to see if . anything could be done with old Fort Edward Augustus." "linen m FTolInnrt court ladv live there?" . "Not now," he answered soberly. "She's dead." ' , . ' , "That's bad,". I said, thinking of lost opportunities. 1, -'"""--:-.C'Ti;'i .". Is pretty Annabel de Chaumont (ever coming back from France ?" "Not now; she's married." "That's worse," he sighed. "I . was very silly about her ,when I was a :boy.' v , v We had,, our supper in his quarters, and he busied himself until late in the night with preparations for defense. The whole place was full , of cheer and plenty of game, and swarmed like a lit tle fair with moving figures. A camp firewai'bgUtat'.dark.in.thevcenter'of. the parade ground, heaped logs send ing their glow as far" as 'the dark pick ets. .-.Heads.of families drew. toward it while the "women . were 4 putting their children ; to bed, , and soldiers off duty lounged there, the, front of the body in light, the back In darkness. Cool forest night air flowed over the stockade, swaying smoke this way and that. As ,the. fire, was stirred and smoke turned to flame, it showed more laiataiodfstinc'wilkt ialinBHalBid. ;"screiied n " "? r,sf,wft.T'5.,?f '?"r?.s! eh.-- A man rose up on4the other side of it, clothed in a coffee sack, in which holes were cut for his head and arms. His hat was a tin kettle with the handle sticking out behind like a stiff 'cue.- - r'vyv; ;.; -.;, . ', -y Indifferent to his grotesqueness, he took it off and put it on the f ground beside him, standing ready to com mand ajlebtioh , i "y.. - 1$;: He was a small, dark, wiry man, barefooted and barelegged, whose black eyes sparkled, and whose : scanty hair and beard , hung down over shoulders and breast. Some pokes of leather, much scratched, hung bulging from, the, rope ' .which . girded : his : coffee ;, sack. (From t6ne of these he took , a few. un ' bound leaves, the : fra gment of a book, ispoead them open and began to read in a chanting,, prophetic key something ;about the ' love of the Lord and the mysteries of angels. His listeners kept their eyes on him. giving an indulgent ear. to spirituals 'messages that - made less demand on them than the violent earthly, ones to which they were ac customed. . ;; .. y , - . ,,; , . ! "It's' Johnny Appleseed," a man at my side, told me, as if th name ex-, plained anything he might do When Johnny Appleseed .finished reading 'the leaves be put them, back ....L II lM , tr-m Ttr?" t , , , , ndmy log 'that the Xotd gave me' for a bed, and saw the red camp fires blink1 in the darkness. ? ' v ; , " "Then was I aware that the heathen crept betwixt meand the camp, sur rounding it as a cloud that lies upon the ground. The rain fell upon us all, and there was. not, so much sound as the rustling of grasshoppers in tail grass. I said they I will surprise the camp and slay the sleepers, not know ing that they who were to possess the land watched every man with his weapon. But when' I would have sounded the trumpet of warning I Jiearda rifle shot, and all the Indians rose up, screeching, and rushed at the red fires. . "I saw steam through the darkness, for the fires were drenched and tram pled by the men of the camp and no longer shone as candles so that the Indians might see by them to shoot. The sorcerer danced and shouted, the deer hoofs rattled, and on this side and that men fought knee to kneo and breast to breast. - I saw through the wet dawn, and they " who had crept around the camp as-a cloud 'arose as grasshoppers and fled to the swamp." ; ' The speaker sat down, and one of the men remarked: ' "So that's the way the battle of Tip pecanoe looked to Johnny Appleseed." ' Soldiers began moving their single cannon, ,a 6 pounder, from one block house to another. All the men jumped up to help, as at the raising of a home, and put themselves in the way so ar dently that they had to be ordered back.; r :;'-'; '.fu ; When everybody but ourselves had left the starlit open place Johnny Ap pleseed. lay- down and stretched his heels to the blaze. A soldier added an other log and kicked into the flame those fallen away. : Though it was the end of July, Lake Erie cooled the in land forests. ; .; . . .: j- Sentinels were posted in the block 'houses, ulet settled on the camp, and I sat turning many things in my mind besides the impending battle. Napo leon Bonaparte had made a disastrous campaign in Russia. - If I. were yet in France; if. the Marquis du Plessy had lived; lf I had not gone to Mittau; if the self I might have been, that always haunts us, stood ready to take advan tage of. the turn , -- '- V ' The wilderness mystic was sitting up looking at me. "I Bee two people in you," he said. "Only two?" v "Two separate; men." "What are their names?" '-Their names I cannot see." ' "WeH, suppose , we call them Louis and Lazarre."' ' . , ' His. eyes sparkled, j " "Tou are a white . man," , he pro nounced. "By that I mean yon are not stained .with, many vile- slns." . ; "I hadn't an equal chance with other men. I lost nine years." "Mebby," hazarded Johnny Apple seed cautiously, "you. are the one ap pointed to , open and . read ; what is sealed." I f-j ;s-' ' ..' . "If you mean to interpret what you read, I'm - afraid I am not the one. Where did you get those leaves?". ) "From a ' book .that ; I divided up to jllstrlbue among the people.'.. ilv Doesn't that destroy thtfmtiSeT r "Na I carry the pages in their order from cabin to cabin." i He came; around the Are . with jthe lightness of an , Indian and gave me his own fragment to k examine. It proved to be from, the writings of one Eman uel BweaenDorg. t r v With a smile which seemed to lessen the size of his face and concentrate its expression to a shining point Johnny Appleseed slid his leather bags along the rope girdle and searched, them,' one after the other. I thought he wanted me to' notice; his apple seeds, and In quired how many, kinds he carried. So he showed them in handf uls, brown and glistening or gummed with the sweet blood Of cider. These produced pippins; these produced . russets; these produced luscious harvest apples that fell in August bursting with juicy ripe ness. Then he showed me another bagful which were not apple, seeds . at all; but neutral colored specks . .moving with- fluid swiftness as he poured them from palm to palm. , "Do you know, what this is?" I told him I didn't. " "It's dog fennel seed." I laughed and asked him what kind of apples it bore. . Johnny Appleseed smiled at me again. - -. .. ' "It's a flower. I'm spreading it over the whole of Ohio and Indiana. It'll come up like the stars forabundance and fill the land with rankness, and fever and ague will flee away." "But how about the rankness?" "Fever and ague will flee away," he repeated, continuing his search through the bags. . , ; . He next brought out a parcer wrap ped up carefully, in doeskin to protect it from the apple seeds, and turned foolish in the face as bits of ribbon and calico fell out upon his knees. "This isn't the one," he said, bun dling it ' up and thrusting , it , back again.. ?4;The little girls, they like to dress heir doll babies, so I carry patches, for the little girls, r Here's '-what I 'was looking for,." .. . ; r It was another doeskin i parcel, bound lengthwise and crosswise by thongs. These. Johnny Appleseed rev erently . loosened, bringing forth a small book with wooden covers fasten ed by a padlock. ; A. man rose p on the other side of it, in his bag and took his' kettle to the well for water. He then brought some meal from the cook , house and made mush in his hat. The others, turning their minds from future mysteries, began to talk about present danger. Open mouthed or stern jawed, according to temperament, the young pioneers listened to stories about Tecumseh and surmises on the enemy's march and the likelihood of a night at tack. "Tippecanoe was fought at o'clock in the morning," said a soldier. 5 "I was there," spoke out Johnny Ap pleseed.' 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