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THE LIFE OF AUTHOMHIF DZ8CBJE0ZTZD BT DB. W. L. jTZTKAir. He BeUarea tha Ufa waa Written br Marahal Key, Who Served ; Under Napoleon. (Rparlal to The ladlsnspolls New. SALTILLOVILLE. Ind.i October 1 The story of ths authorship of ths literary literary mystery, "The Llfa of Napoleon." which la now generally credited to Col. John Jacob Lebmanowsky, doe not coincide coincide with the story told by Dr. W. L. Neyman, of this place. Dr. Neyman la a venerable and eccentric physician, who clalma to be the son of Marshal Nsy. He Is ninety-two ninety-two ninety-two years old,' and a man of striking appearance. He Is very tall and la Inclined to stoop. He wears a pointed beard and muatschs, and his long silvery hair hangs down ovsr his shoulders. Ills claim la that he was born In Paris. France.. In isog, snd that Marahal Nay was never killed by the English, or executed executed as reported, but that he escaped and cams to this country. Hs mads his hums In North Carolina until he died. Dr. Neyman aays tht--h tht--h tht--h tht--h believes "Ths Life of Napoleon" waa written by Marahal Marahal Ney, while hiding In this country, and that the manuscript falling Into the hand of Colonel Ihmanowsky wss published published anonymously by him In Salem, In IKS. Dr. Neyman refuses to dlvulgs ths sou roe of hie Information, but declares that It Is perfectly true. Concerning his own life,, he says thst his mother wss an Irish girl with whom Marshal Ney fell In love, and that he was born In Psrla. France. When fifteen yeara old he came to the I'nlted Btatps, snd studied medicine in Philadelphia, undsr Dr. Rush, graduating graduating tn 13. He practiced In Mississippi Mississippi until 1M3, when be moved to Wsah-ingtnn Wsah-ingtnn Wsah-ingtnn county, this Btste. He la positive o. the fact that Marshal Ney was not executed, but escaped to this country. Dr. Neyman Is highly respected snd honored. While eccsntrlo at times, he hss a host of friends, and has been very aucceeafu! aa a practitioner. His story concerning tt4 book In question, while Faking from Colonel Lehmennwsky credit for the authorship, at the asms time gives credence credence to the life story of Colonel Lebmanowsky. Lebmanowsky. Ths latter. If hs did not write It, must have been familiar with the whereabout, of Marahal Ney, and have secured from him the copy (If Dr. Neymsn's version be correct), otherwise he could not hsvs hsd It published, as hs did. at Salem. - Whatever the true vereton. the existence existence of the volume snd ths rival clalma to authorship fumlah plenty of opportunities opportunities for ths llterarlly inclined and ths student of history to delve Into ths mystery, snd, if possible, discover the truth. Stale Librarian W. K. Henry, with several other, of Indlanapoll. he- he- came interested In the ubject Home time ago and. made an Investigation, but without without satisfactory reunite. If ths story of Iir. Neyman, relating to the escape of Marshal Ney. be true, modern history will have to be amended by another coupler.

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 04 Oct 1900, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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