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Geronimo , untamed man Idllor , unreconstructed -
reconstructed savage , wily , bloodthirsty -
thirsty and cruel , now an aged , hOlJo"
less , ] lClpless , d'lng prisoner , has told
Ule complete story or his 1\0. \ His
autobIography , which has been edited
for him b ' S. M. Darrett , with full pOl'-
mIssIon and consent of the war de-
putment : , Is about to be published. It
malws a long , weird and Intensely Interesting -
teresting story , as wl11 be noted by
. SlorUons relu'oduccd here , sa 's the
New Yorle Herald.
Mr. Darrolt , actor gaining .the confidence -
denco oc the old Apache , led him to
tell of his bIrth , his early days and
bls warCaro on other Indians and pale.
focos. . .
( I Of hla hattlos with Miles and Creole ,
t of what ho calls the Injustlco done to
the Indian , the old savage writes :
. , "Perhaps the greatesl wrong over
done to the Indians was the treat-
I' mont recolved by our tribe from the
. United States troops abont 1863. The
chief or our trIbe , Mangus Colorado ,
wcul to malte a. treat . of peace for our
JJcople with the whlto sottlomcnt at
Ap-acho Tejo , N. M.It had been re-
portell to us that the whlto men In
: this settlement were moro fl'lendly
and mal'O reliable limn these In Arl-
, 7.0na , that they would live up to their
treaties and would 1I0t wrong the In-
i "Mangus-Colorado , with three ether
warriors , went to Apaeho Tejo and
-it , . held a council with these citizens and
60Idlol'S. ' 1.'hoy told hIm that If ho
would como with his trlbo and lIve
I near Utom they would Issue to him ,
I from the government , blanl\Ots , flour ,
I ] 1rovlslons , beer and all manner of i
( Hlppllos. Our chief promised to re-
I ; turn to Apache Tojo within two weelts.
When ho came back to our settlement
I' he assembled the whole tribe In coun-
c1I. I did not bellovo that the people
I at Apache Tojo would do as they saId
I ' nnd the ref 01-0 I opposed the plan , but
, . , 1t was deeldell that with Imrt of the
, tribe Mn.ngus.Colorado should rcturn
to Apache ' 1'ojo and recoh'e an Issue
I of rations and sUllplles. If they were
I\S represented , and If these white
en would Iccop the treaty faithfully ,
: . ' the romalndor of the tribe would join
; him and wo would make our permanent -
nent homo at Apache Tejo. I was to
remain In charge of that portion or
, . the tribe whIch staed In Arizona. We
gave almost all of our nrms nd ammunItIon -
munItIon to the party going to Apache ! .
Tejo , so that In case there should be
treachery they would bo prepared for
any surprlso. MangusColorado and
ubout haIr of our people went to New
Mexico , .n.Uon."A
foun white men who would ba. . kind
to thorn , and with whom they could
] 1'\0 In peace and plenty.
Claim a Comrades Were Slain.
"No word ever came to use fl'om
t11em. From ether sources , however ,
wo heart ! that they had been treacherously -
ously eaptured and slain. In thIs dl-
] emma. wo dId not Imow just exactly
what to db , but fearing that the troops
who had capturClI thom would attack
'I , wo I'otrcated Into the mountaIns
11ear Apaeho ' 1'ejo.
"During the weeks that followed
the departure or 01\1' 11eoplo we had
been In suspense , and , failing to pro-
yldo moro supplies , had exhausted all
or auI' store of provisions. ThIs was
I1.notllel' reason for moving camp. On
thlB retreat , while passIng through the
mountains , wo dlscovored tour men
with a herd of cnttle. 'rwo of the men
wore In Cront In a buggy and two
were 1J0hind on horsobacl. . Wo lellIod
all four , but did 1I0t scalp them ; they
. .vero not warriors. 'We drove the cat-
ne back Into the mountaIns , made a
pamp , and began to lellI the cattle and
pack the moat.
"neCoro we h\d finished this worle
\vo were lIurprlsod and attac1wd by
Unltell Slates troops , who lellIod In
all seven InlllanR-ono warrlol' , three
women and three clll1dren. The government -
ernmont troops were mounted , and 110
were WO , but wo wore poorly armed ,
. hnvlng glvon most oC our weapons to
the division or our tribe thnt had gone
I to Apache Tojo , GO we fought mainly
i with sp"ar8 , bows , and arrows. At
firat I had a spear , a bow and a few
, arrow8 , but In a ohort tlm my IIfJear
nnd 1\11 my arrows were gono. Ouce
' . I was wounded , bllt br dodging from
. ' aIde to sldo of m ) ' horse as ho ran I
' escapod. During tbls fight wo scattered -
, ; tored In all directions and two da's
, later rOaBsomblod at 0111' appointed
plnco of rondozvou.s , about 50 miles
from the scena oC Ulls battle.
Fought With Rocks and Clubs.
days later the same
United Stotoa trooDs attacl < cd anI'
now Cl1ml ) ut lIunriso. The fight lasted
an day , but our arro's and spears
were all go no before tcn o'clock and
tm the romalndor or the da ) ' wo had
on1y rooks ami clubll Ith which to
fight. Wo could do mtlo damugo with
these weApons , and at night We moved
our CamlJ about CaUl' miles back Into
the 111ounta.II1II , where It would he hard
fOI' the cavalry to follow us. The next
da ) our IIcouta , who had been loft behind -
hind to observe the mo\'ements or tTtO
uoldlors , returned , sa-Ing that the
.J. troop ! had gone baole toward San
' " , " , lie , . . . .n.Uon.
"A ( ow da's nftor this wo were
ngaln att.'lClwd b ' I1nothor company of
UnltOlI States troops. Just. before this
fight wo 11ad been joined by a band of
Chokonen Indians under Cochlso , who
tool. command of both divisions. We
were repulsed and decided to disband.
"Artor wo had dlsbandel1 our trlbo
the Dedonlwho Apaches reassembled
near their old camp , vainly waiting
for the return of Mangus.Colorado and
our kinsmen. No tidings came save
that the ' had nll been treachorouslr
slain. Then n conncll waR held , and
as It was bolloved that Mangus.Colo-
rado was dead I was elected trlbo
Geronimo then relates the tale of
his capture b ' Amorlean scouts , of his
Imprisonment for four months and his
subsequent rolease. Ho continues :
Feared Further Imprisonment.
"In the summer of 1883 a rumor
was current that the officers were
again planning to I1nprlson our load-
ors. This rum 01' served to rovlvo the
memory of all our past wrongs-tho
massacre In the tent at Apache Pass ,
the ! ate of Mangus-Colorado , and my
own unjust Imprisonment , which
might easily have been death to me.
Jnst at thIs tlmo wo were told that
the officers wantoll us to C011l0 up the
rlvor above Geronimo to a fort ( Fort
Thomas ) to hold a council with thol11.
Wo did not bellevo that any good
could come of this conference , or that
there was any need of It , so wo held
I a council oUl'solves and , fearing
treachery , decided to leave the roser-
I vatlon. 'Wo thought It 11101'0 manly to
dlo on the warlmth than to bo lellIed
In prison ,
"Thoro were In all about 250 Indians -
dians , ( 'hlcfi ' the lledonlwho and Ned-
ni A1I chos , led by myself and Whoa ,
'Vo wont through Apache Pass , and
just west or there had a fIght with the ,
United States troops. In this battle
wo 1.lIled tbree soldiers and lost none.
" \Ve went on toward Old Moxlco ,
but on the second da ) ' acter this United -
ed States soldlors overtook us about
three o'clock In the afternoon and wo
fought until darl. . The ground where
wo were attacked was very rough ,
which was to our advantal19 , for the
troops wore compelled to dIsmount In
ordel' to fight us. I do not Imow how
many soldIers wo lellled , but wo lost
only one warrIor and three children.
We had plont ' of guns and ammunl-
tlon at this time. 1\Iany of the guns
and much ammunition wo 11I1d accumulated -
cumulated , , 'hlle llvlng In the resorva-
tlon , and the remainder wo had obtained -
tained from the Whlto Mountain
Apaches when we left the resorvatlon.
"Tho troops did not follow us an '
longer , so wo wont south almost to
Cnsa Grande and camJed ) In the Sierra
de Saharlpa mountains , 'Ve ranged
In the mountaIns of Old Moxlco for
about a year , then returnell to San
Carlos , taltlng with us a herd of cat ,
lIc and horses ,
Horses and Cattle Seized.
"Soon actor wo arrlvell at San Carlos -
los the offi c 01' in charge , Gen , Crook ,
took the horses and cattle away from
us. I told him that these were not
white mon's cattle , but lJelonged to us ,
for wo Imd taleen tholl1 fl'Om the MexIcans -
Icans during 0111' wars. I also told
him that wo did liot Intend to klJI
those animals , but that we wished to
Iwop them and ralso stock on our
rnnge. Ho would not IIston to me ,
but took the stock. I went up near
Fort A1Jaeho and Gen. Crook ordered
ofl1cora , soldiers and scouts to see that
I was arrested. If I offered resistance
the ' were Instructed to kill mo.
"ThIs Informntlon was brought to
me bY' the Indians. When I learned
of this proposed action I loft Cor Old
Moxleo , and about four hundred In-
( Uans wont with me. They were the
Dedonkohe , Cholccnon and Nednl
Apaches , At this time Whoa was
dead , and Naleho was the only chief
with me. We went south Into Sonora
and camped In Ute mountains. TrooJs )
followed us , but did not attack us until
we were camped In the mountaIns 11
west of Casa Grande. lIore wo wore
attacked by government Indian scouts.
Oae bo ' was lellled and nearly all or
our women and children were cap-
" 'l'hat night wo held 11 council of
wal' ; our IIcouts : had reJorted ) bands or
Unltod Statea and Mexican troops at
many points In the mountaIns.Vo 1
ostlmated that about two thousand
soldIers were ranging these 11I0untalns s
seel.lne ; to capture us. II
IntervIew with Gen. Crook. t
"Gen. Crook had como down Into t
Moxlco with the United States troops ,
They were campad In the Sierra do
Antunez mountaIns. Scouts told mo
that Gon. Crook , \ .Slhell to see 1110 and
I went to his camp. When I aT1'Id
Gon. Creole suld to mo , 'Why did 'ou
leave the reservation l' I said : 'You
told mo that I might IIvo In the resor-
\'ntlon the same us whlto people lived.
One year I raIsed a crop or COrti , and
gathered and stored It , and the next
year I put In n crop of oats , and when
the crall was almost ready to harvest
you told ) 'our soldlors to put 1110 In
prIson , and it I reslstot to kill mo. If
I hud been let alone I would now have
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been In gOOd circumstances , hut In-
stent of tllat you nntl the Moxlcans
are huntln : ; 111 ( ' wllh sotellers. ' 110
aald : 'I never gnvo an ' such ardors ;
the troops nt l"ort AIJI\cho , who spread
this r'lort ) , know thnt Jt was untrue. '
'l'hen I ngreed to go buck with him to
"It wns hnrd Cor me to bellovo him
nt that tlmo. Now I lmow that whnt
he suld WI\9 untrue , und I firmly be-
IIm'o thnt ho dhl Issue the orders for
mo to be put In prison or to be lellled
In case I offorcd resistance. :
"Wo started with nil our tribe to go
with Gon. Crook back to 010 Unlled
States , but I feared trellchory and can.
cluded to I'emnln In 1\Iexlco \ , Wo were
not unller nn ' guard at this tlmo.
' 1'ho United Stntes troops marched In
fmnt nnd UIO Indians followed , nnd
when we becl1mo Dusplclous wo tUntod
baele. I do not Imow how fnr the
United States nr11l ' went uftor m 'soJr
ul1ll some wnrrlorll : tu 1"11 ed "buck beCore
we wOl'e missed , and I do not caro.
Capt. Lawton In the Field.
"Soon Gon. 1\IIIes Wits made commander -
mander oC nil the western posta , and
troolls trailed us continually. They
were led b ) ' Cnpt. Lawton , who hnd
good scoutt ! . ' 1.110 MexlcRn soldiers
nlso became morl ! nctlvo and m re
nnmerous. 'Vo hud skirmishes almost
over ' day , and so we finally dechlod
to break up Into 8nmll bands. With
six mon and foul' women I made for
the l' ngo of JuolIltalns near IIot
Springs , NoMoxlco. . Wo Imssed
many catUn rches , but had no trou.
blo with III < "bo 's. Wo killed cattle -
tlo to en t v , ! . . " 'l. ' ; 0 were In need
of food , h l W -cq\1ontly Buffered
greatl ) ' CO ! ' watm' . At ono tmo wo
had no water for two days and nights
and our horses almost died tram thirst ,
'Vo ranged In the moun tans of New
Mexico for some tlmo ; then , thlnle-
Ing that l10rhalls the troops had left
l\1exl o , wo returned. On our rotu1'11
through Old Moxlco wo attaeleed every
Moxlcan found , even If for no ether
reason than to kill. We bolloved the '
had asked the United States troops to
como to Mexico to fight us.
"South or Casa Gl'I1ndo , n ar n place
ca.lled . b ) ' the Indians Gosoda , there
was a road leading out from the town.
There was much freighting carded on
lJy the Moxlcans over this road.
Whore the road ran through 0. moun---
tarn pass wo stared In hiding , and
whenevel' Mexican '
we kllled thom , took what snppllos
wo wanted and destroyeT the remaInd-
er. 'Vo were reckless of our lI\'cs ,
thnt Geu , Miles wal the chloC of lho
American troops , and 1 dochlolt to
tn'at with him.
"I Bent m ) ' bmthol' l'orlco ( Whllo
Horse ) with 1\11' . George Wrattnn on
to I"ort Bowlo to see Oen. UleB ane ! .
to toll him that wo wi shod to return I
to Arizona ; but beCoro thOBO mOS8on ,
gors returned I met two Indian BcoutS
-Ja'ltnh , n Chokonon Apnc11o , ant !
Marteln , , a Nodnl AIJIlche. The ) ' were
serving as sconta fOl' Capt. I nwton'fI
troOII ! ! . The ' told mo that Gon. Mllell
hud como and luul sent thom to ask
mo to 111eet him. So I wont to the
camp of the United stutos troolls to
meet Gen. l\tI1ca.
Gen. Mile , . ' Promises.
"Whon I anlved ut their cnmp I
wont dlroctly to Gen. "lIIea mill told
him how I had been wren OI and I
wnnted to return to the Unlt.ed States
with m ) ' people , ua wo wll1hed to BOO
our families , who hntl been captured
nntl tnlwn away from us. Gen. 1\IIIes
said to 1110 : "rho pl'ealdent of the
United States has sent mo to spenle to
) 'ou. 110 has henrtl or your trouble
with the whlto mon , and says tllllt If
'ou will uree ! to 1\ few words oC tI'oat ) .
wo need hnvo no mal'O troublo. Go-
ronhno , \ [ you will agree to a few
words oC trenty nil will bo saUstac-
torll ' arranged. '
"Thon ho talleed with mo for a long
tlmo nnd told mo whut ho would defer
for mo In the Cuturo \ [ I would agree
to the troaty. 1 dlt ! not hard ! ) ' bollovo
Gen. Miles , but beeauso the presldont
or the United States had aent mo woret
I ngreed to make the treaty and to
leeelJ It. 'fhen I askel Gen. 1\IIIos what
the trent ) . woulll boo Gon. 1\IIIes anhl
to mo : 'I will take you under gOV01'1l-
mont protection. I will build you a
hOUBO. I will fence you lUuch lund.
I will glvo ) 'ou cattle , hOI'ses , 1I1ulos
and Carmlng hl1lJlements. You will bo
furnlahed with men to work the farm ,
for 'ou 'ourBe1f will not have to work.
In the fall I wm ICUlI yon blankets
and clothing , so thut 'ou will not Buf-
fOl' from cold In the wlntor thne.
" 'Thore la plenty of tlmbor , water
and grass In the Inntl to which I will
senti yon. You will IIvo with ) 'our
trlbo and with your fl1mlly. I [ , you
agree to this treuty you shall see your
fmull ) ' within 11vo days. '
Agreed to Make Treaty.
"I said to Gon. 1\IlIes : 'All the officers -
cers that have been In charge of the
Indians have talked that way , and It
sounds JIlco a story to mo ; I hardly
bellove ) 'ou. ' lIe said : 'This time It
Is the truth. ' I said : 'Gon. l\IlItJ , I
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TilEY FPI/CIIT It'/T/I . _ . _ TeEI/TV JIITH IIILE8
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leCI1USO wo felt that every man's hand
\'as against us. If we returned to the
'eservatlon wo would bo put In prison
md lillled ; If we slayed In Mex-
co the ' wonld continuo to send sol-
1101'S to fight us ; so wo gave no qual'-
01' to any ono and nsked no favors.
"Artor some tlmo we 10ft Gosoda.
md soon were rounlted with our trlbo
n the Sierra do Antunez mountaln .
Skirmishing Every Day :
"Contrnr ' to om' oxpectatlons the
Jnlted States soldlors had not lelt
Ito mountains In Mexico , and were
eon tra\1lng \ us and sldrmlshlng with
IS nlmost ever ' day. Four or five
Imes they surprised our camp , Ono
hno they lIurlll'sed ! us about nine
, 'clock In the mOl'nlng , CalJtured all
ur horses (19 ( In number ) and secured
, ur store of drletl meats. " ' 0 nlso
Dst three Indians In this encounter.
Ibout the mldlllo of the IIttornoon of
ho same day wo attaclwd thom from
he real' as the ' were IJaBsing through I
pralrlo-klIled ono soldier , but lost
oUl'solves. In this
one skirmish we I
ecovered ull our horBes except three
hat holongod to mo. The three horses
hat wo did not recover were the best
Idlng horses W had.
"Soon acter this scouts frolll Capt.
.o.\\'ton'8 troops tohl ua that ho wlshod
D mulee a treat ) . with us ; but I knQw
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do not know the laws of the white
man , nor of thla now country where
you are to aend me , and I might break
tholr laws : He said : 'Whllo I IIvo
yon will not be arrested. ' Then I
agreed to make the treaty. Since I
have been a pl'lsonor of Wo.l' I have
heen urrestel1 nnd 1Jlaced In the guard.
houRo twlco for drinking whlsk ' ,
"Wo IItood between his troopers and
my wurrlors , Wo placed a large /ltono
on the hlanket hofore 1U1. 0111' treaty
was male by this stone , and It waste
to last till the stollO should crumble
to dllst ; so we made the treat ) ' , and
hOllnl ! each other with I1n oath. I
"I do not bellovo tIJut J have 0\01'
violated that treuty , hut ( JOIl. Miles
never fulfilled his promlscs.
"Whon wo hnd made the treat ) '
Gen. Miles sail ! to mo : 'My brother ,
: ) 'ou have In ) 'our mind how you are
going to ltlll men , and other thoughts
of war ; 1 want YOll to put that out of
YOUl' mind and change your thonghts
to poace. '
"Then I agreed and gave up my rums.
I 8ald : 'I will quit the warIRth } and
IIvo at veaco llOreaCter. ' .
"Then Gen. 1\11108 BWOpt a spot ot
ground clear with his hand nnd said :
'Your past deeds shall bo wiped out
IIko this nnd you w\1l \ start a now
! lie. ' "
THE SQUIRES VISITOR
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By L. A. HARKER.
"Tho squlro Is 0. torrlblo old mnnl"
said the now purnon , shaking his head.
"I 1101I1ted out to him that for hla
conch man to beat his wlfo causes n
tlcnmln.1 In the , 'llIage , and hnlJlored
him lo remonstrato. "
"And wnat dhl ho aay ? " nnked Aunt
"Oh , ho smllod IlOlItely , and bogged
to 110lnt out that ho had Interfered between -
tween n 1111111 nnd his wlfo moro than
once In his lifo , and that trouble had .
nlw.'s como or It : therefore ho ! n-
tends to IntorCere no 11101'0. It seems
the man Jorts Is Idnd enough to his
wlft ) when ho's solJer. "
' 1'ho now purson loolwd Inqulrlllgl -
nt AUIlt Susan. She , too , shook her
head , re1l1arldllg :
"Tho squlro Is IncorrigIble. This
very coachnllUl got. drunle last olootlon
da ' . So the squlro l1ullod him of ! UIO
box , ntHI IHlt him Illshio the carrlnge.
Then , 1I10Ullting the box hll11solf , ho
cnlled out to the crowd-thero's aJways
a crowd outsldo the Klllg'o Armn on
oloctlon day-'IIo's drlvon mo homo
mnl1 ' times when I'vo been drunk , so
now I'll drlvo him homol' aUlI so ho
did , "
' ' 'l'lmt wn.s Idnlll" answered a now
\'olco , n clear , ' 01ing volco.
Aunt Susan stnrted. "Wh ' , l\tollor ' ,
child , 1 did Jlot Imow you were hore.
Hun aW ' , dear ; I don't want 'ou JURt
Dut 1101101'Ignored her aunt , nnd ,
tantllng In front of the now parson ,
. ' , " ,
- " \ . < / ; : " tri\ \ : . '
, II' " ' , , f , . "t. . , , ,
, Ii , '
"Beat the Coachman , Thenl" '
claimed Mcllory , Triumphantly.
demanded , "Is the beatcn wHo 1I1uch
hurt ? And who bent her , the squlro
or the ooachmllll ? "
"Tho coachman , my dear , sillco
you've hOl1rd so much ; but It's not n
"Ieasant subject for IIttlo gIrls. "
Mollory looltcd at the parsoll WWI
601110 scorn , then slowly and with dig-
ulty loft the 1'00111.
Aunt Susan gave n. algh 01 rellor as
the door closed. "Sho Is my nophow's
Dnl ' child , and lost her mother two
years ago. She Is ahva 'B with him ,
1I1d lrrlhly ! fJllOlIt. "
'I'holl they chllnged UIO subject , nnd
oth 1\1cl1ory and the squlro wel'o for-
: ; ottOI1.
1\1cllor ) ' , however , dIdn't forgot. li'Ul- . ,
Iy 00115Clo1lR of her Inlluenco In her
) wn Ephoro , where aho ruled Dad and
ho frlonds who frequented the hlg
11\1(111) ( , with a rod of Iron , she declde
lo go hCl'Self to remonstrate with the I
; qulre. "I'll teach hIm it's horrid to 1
eat wlves-onybo < 1y's wlto ! " she saId ]
lo herself , and she trotted down Ute
! 'Ond. ' 1'ho squh'o's hlg gates stood 1
IIJen , and silo turned down the drIve , 1
.vhlch . seemed ver ' long. Dut presontI
ly 6ho came In full vlow of Ute great
! quare houso. On the lawn , tinder the
, hade of an Immense tulip tree , sat an
ohl cntomnn. ! Mollory , fcollng stlr4
It was UIO squire , wallted slowl ) '
across the grass towards him. lIer
lIun-bonnot hod tullon baele , Ulasses of
brown curlIJ clustered roulld the hot ,
IIlnk cheeks , and her brown eyes were
shining. A big deer houlld , lying It
the sqhlro's feet , rose liS she ap-
pronchl'd , and snlffod nt hor. Laying
a IIttlo brown halld confldlngh- Its ( j "
COIlIl&ho and the 1I0g fa cod the sqnlro
tOgOUICI' , . ;
"Whllt Is 'ollr name ? " abnliitly do- ' \
mandClI the squlro.
"Oh , my nl\lllO Is Mollory. You don't t
lcole'el'y wlclolll" she added , qulcltly , ' . .
'fho sllull'o sat tll ) In his chair. 1 .
" \Vhat 11111.110 n good IIttlo girl como
to see such a wlcleed old 1111ln , oh ? " ;
como to aeo such wlclccll old man , ' , "
eh ? " 1
" 011 , yes ; because yo 11 1\1'0 , you . 1
"Who tolll you I am wlcltod ? "
" \VolI , 11001'10 seem to thlnle so , and
so do 1 If you approve of bentlng . . . .
wIfo. " - /
"Whnll" almost shouted tllo fJqulro : 'E
but .Mellory was not In the least
alarmod. Calmly seutillg horsol ! upon' , "
his Imeo , she contlnuoll : "You oncour- .
ngo ; your ooachman to beat his wIfe.
I wish ) ' 011 wOllldn't ; It Isn't nlco , rcnl- " ,
b'I" ' :
"So that's what they suy , Is It ? " i
luughed the squlro , nnd hlu volco was .
not ( ll1lto 60 } Jloasunt this tlmo. 1I0 put : )
hllll m'm muml MOllory , naltlng , "Do ,
) 'ou lJollovo It ? " I
1\Iollory 100lOd lute his face ; IWtl . " , ; ;
then she salll decldodly , "No , 1 don't. 'j
You are mal'O ItIto n , might. U1 n n (
squlrot1'lght. . wOI'Shlprul Imlsht , " t
aho 11(1dod sortly. .
' 1'ho squlro shoole his head , nnd hIs I
face grew sad as he an.ld : "Alas I No , ' . j
I'm not that. I might have beon- t
oneol What Ullldo you como to Dee ' , ;
such n wi cited old JIIau , oh ? " ' ' ; 1
"I'm not good horo. 1 Am at homo ; , : ;
but Aunt Susan's goodnos/l Is dlIToront ;
som how , UtilI I cau't do It. Porhups
you can't bo good hOI'o eIUlor ? " aho
'rho squlro muttered flomotlling mill
Ulon sloppor ] . 'I'hel'e wall sllonc" ror : ' ,
a minute , till Mellory aaleod , "Do 1'Y..u . ; :
lo\'o .OUl' COaChl11l111 very 11\lIch 7"
" \V II , no ; 1 can't sa ) ' I love 111m.
lIo's been IL good servant to 1110. "
" ' 1.011 hll11 ho mUstn't. boat hla wiCo.
110 wOllld lIay attontlon to you. "
"Do you alwaYII pay attention to .
whut rou are told 7"
"Well , no , " said Mellory , mthor
alo.wly ; "but I don't hent lJOplo. "
"Nolther do I , " tmld the aqulro ,
' ' 'thongh I Rhou1l1 orton 111(0 to. "
"lleat the coachml1n , thOlll" ex-
clalmcd l\lellol'y , trlumllhantly , "Ulon
ho'd Imow what It's 111(0. "
"Egad ! " aald the aqnlro , slaplilug h '
unoccupied Imeo. "It'a an excellent
Idea. I will. "
Mellory pu t up her taco , nnd the
oompl1ct was ratlfiod by ItiRsCR all bOUl
cheeles. 'rhon she got on his Irnee
aaylng , "I'm glad I came ; I don't bo- .
Hove 'ou 11.1'0 IL bit wlclced , really ! " I .
lIe loolcod vcry saIl aB ho answered ,
" ' 1'ry Hnd boHove the ! Jest of l1COPIO
always , my deal' ; then 'Oll will groW'
U11 us gooll as YOll Ilro IJrotty , and M
happ ' as YOll are ! Joth , " ,
1\Iollory did 110t understand oxacUy ,
what he meal1t , bu oho roallzod tha
ho WIlS 110t very haJlJlY , so she said ; .
I1galn , "I'm glad I came ; wo shall aI- . '
Ivays ho frlomls ! "
"I wonder , " muscd the squIre.
lIe \1allwd wIth hel' to her aunt's
ate , nnd as ho waved his hut on lenv , .
[ 11 [ ; hcr , she callell after him , "You .
loole n right worshipful Imlght , any-
Ilow ! "
lIe stood In the mIddle of the 1'011.11
loVwo his hat once more , and to loole
acle at the llttlo figure standing In the '
mnshlno. 'fhen ho turned Into his .
) wn great gates , where the drive lay ; ;
111 In shade , 1\1(0 \ ] lla heart.
( CoIIyrlhl. 1900 , by Joscph n. Dowie B. )
IN THE CANNING SEASON.
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