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A War Pass From Lincoln

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It was dull at the St. Louis Cotton Exchauge and when Mr. L. C. Norvell the veteran story-teller of theExchange, stretched out his legs, leaned back in his chair and pulled a bit of pasteboard from his pocket, everybody drew near to listen. The pasteboard bore the inscription in a bold, round hand: Pnss Mr. Norvell from New York to uah, Gn, _ ,„„„T „ December, 29, 1801. A. LINCOLN. "The children found that the other day rutnmaging around in an old trunk," said lic. "I was in Washington in 1864, and I wanted to go to Savannah. I had a letter to Edward M. Stanton which was warranted to get me the pass. I preso ted it to him. He read it and looked up at me. " 'Well, you cau't go.' "He didn't teil me to get out, but he looked it, and I leit the office quick enough.' I went outside and asked some"one if I could see the President, I was told that I ïnight try. I did try and got in. He had ono leg stretched over a ehair. " 'Well, sir, what can I do for you?' 1 _ __!__! no asKeu. "I told liim I wauted to go to Savannah. " 'Then why didn't yousee Stanton? asked he. " 'I've seea Stanton,' said I. " 'Well,' said Mr. Lincoln. " 'And lie says I shan't go to Savannab,' said I. "He laughed. and said it was liko bim. 'Well, I don't think you would hurt us any iL I let you go,1 and tben wroto me that pass. "WLien I got to Savannah, Sherman was there, and Stanton had come around to hold a conference with him. I saw "Shercnan, who said 1 would have to get right out as they wera baving everybody arrested. I bad some fine wine, brandy and Whisky, and I made him a present of it, sending it up the next day. When I saw him again he reconsidered Stanton was with him. He lpoked at me nariowly. " 'What are you doing boro?' be said finally, as g-ruft as beforc. " 'Attending to scmc business,' saidl. " 'How dicfyou get hareP' " 'Mr. Lincoln passed me.' " 'Humpb,' grovvled Stanton- 'that's just liko him. He tells me not to issue another single pass and then gives one himself lo the flrst man wbo asks him. ' ' - St. L&uis liepiibhcan. It is tmnounoed iti Paris tliat Sarah Bernhurdt internis to come to tiiis country in the anttimn to play "Fedora" for lO'Onights. She has given up her two Paris theaters, and h:s lef t Daiuala, her latoat lmsband. "Tho moro I study the subject," said :i woll-kuowQ citizen of Massachusetts receutly, "the more fully lam convinced that our State prison policy has a direct tendency to make hardened crimináis." "When are you going to make me that pair of boots I ordered?" asked Gus DeSmith of his shoemaker. "When you pay me for the last pair I made you." "Whew! I can't wak so long as that; I must trade somewhere elsé?'


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