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TOE FAEltlOUNT NET73 ASPIRIN ri. "Bayer"' on Genuine J8U? A. Maim for A Story of the Builders of Democracy By IRVING BACHELLER Coprrlsat. Irvine BaeheHer this when 1 saw Webster and heard Old Shoes T!;hl Shoes ? all feel the same A you shake into them aime ALLEN'S F00TEASE The Antiseptic Healing Powder lor the feet Se te Um Takes the friction from the shoe, freshens the feet and gives new vigor. At night when your ss. feet are tired, sore l and swollen from i;V walking or dancing, sprinkle ALLEN'S r OOT-EA5E in the foot-bath ana enjey the Miss at leet without aa ache. Over 1.500,000 lbs. of Powder for the Feet were used by our Army and Navy during the war. Ask lor Anca't Poot-EaM " The deadliest load is carried by the gun that isn't loaded. Mercury Is using his wings for n little seasonal high flying. Law is not very much ns a prev n- tlve of crime, but honest work Is. An optimist is one who In spite of all will smile and smile, even though a villain. A combine sued as an illegal trust fan always figure on the public's dls- trust. - TTm sure and quick remedy for MORBUS, CHOLERA INFANTUM, ETC 75 yoars of success. 50c and $1. The $1 staw equals three 50c bottles. Druggists everywhere. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM 8aMmDuMnff-ftopaBairFailind Reatorea Color and 1 Beaaty to Gray and Faded HalJ cur. ana 9 i.wai 1 nii7ii HINDCRCORN9 I Cnma. Cal lonspa. tA.. atoM all Dlik ensures comfort in Ate fret, bmM walk lac nm Ifcj. hy nail or at Draa? lata, Uiaees Cbamli mieai ' t Works, ratsaacaak M. T. NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE On pill at night. Oh I bow different joo feel la tbe morntnit. These pills acton LlTer. Stomach, Kidneys and Bowels, lraprnve Appetite. KellntreUnn-atipatlon. No Gripping fain. 8ond lOo bf mall for trial si le. WUMCe MMMttMCV, larctiwoe Ave. at a tat. Ptitla., Pa : A WKKK (il'AKANTKKIl for Helling 4 aversire Cresico Raincoat a day. Outfit FRKR. We Deliver and Collect. Improved Mf. Co., Iept. 147. Ashln-d. O. W. N. U., Indianapolis, No. 34-1921. 3 (HP For Infants and Children. others Know That Genuine Castoria Always Bears the Signature jl of - n vun se a. fir ! -KAonigliiF 7Tbniorrow Alright YV II nil II TO. U Warning J Unless you see the name Bayer" on package or on tablets you are not getting genuine Aspirin prescribed by physicians for twenty-one years and proved safe by millions. Take Aspirin only as told in the Bayer package for Colds, Headache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Earache, Toothache, Lumbago and for Pain. Handy tin boxes of twelve Bayer Tablets of Aspirin cost few cents. Druggists also sell larger packages. Aspirin is the trade mark of Bayer Manufacture of llonoacetlcacldester of Salicycacid. Advertisement. Not Acquainted With Shylock. It was a debt case and attorney for the defendant made an impassioned plea for his client. "Like Shylock of the 'Merchant of Venice, this gasping creditor demands his pound of llesh," he shouted. Attorney for the plaintiff rose at once. "Who was this merchant of Ennls?" he demanded. "A Utile Ennls county merchant should, not be regarded as an authority In deciding a lawsuit." "Case dismissed," gasped Judge Harnett. Texas Newspaper Clippiug. Progress of Chemistry New inventions in chemistry ore made almost daily. Most of them can be utilized only by factories or laboratories, but occasionally one can be applied to universal use. The latest In this line applies to cleaning. As a result of unending experiments and In vestigation a compound was found that eliminates all hard work from cleaning and cuts the time required for cleaning to a minimum. It cleans pianos, furniture, woodwork, polished floors, automobiles, leather tops or seats, etc., etc., quickly nnd effectively, and does not mar, scratch or damage the finest finish. All Its advantages cannot be enumerated. Readers can, however, easily convince themselves of the universal merits of this preparation without cost, by writing for n free sample to Reztor Mfg. Co., 2G10 Ogden Ave- Chicago. Advertisement. Didn't Fool Percy. Every night when Percy's mother thought It about time to put him to bed she was in the habit of spelling to his father, so much so until the little fellow had caught on to it, but it so happened that on this particular night mother was spelling something else to father. However, Percy, looking up from his playing on the lloor, said: "Ah ! Come on and put me to bed. I know that's what you are spelling." The prices of cotton and linen have been doubled by the war. Lengthen their service by using Red Cross Ball Blue in the laundry. All grocers, 5c Advertisement. " Fiction Provided For. The husband was seeing his beloved wife oft on a holiday. "Maggie,, dear,' he said, "hadn't you better take some fiction with you to while away the time?" "Oh, no, George," she said, "you'll be sending me some letters." Western Christian Advocate. c v1 'tot. Contents lSTlwdDraoitrp v 1 f TVnnnr..! PER UJMI i5ySS Tl" ii.-TYnrnn1 1 him speak at Plymouth.- "What kind of a looking man is he?" Abe asked. A big erect, splendid figure of a man. He walked like a ram at tne head of his flock." Abe who since his story had sat with a sad face looking into the fire now leaned forward, his elbows on his knees, and shook his head with interest while his gray eyes took on a lock of animation. The diary speaks often of the "veil ot sadness on his face. "He Is a very great man," Abe exclaimed. "Have you learned that last noble Right of his In the reply to Haynes, as you promsed?' Kelso asked. "I have," said Abe, "and the other day when I was tramping back from Rowlin' Green's I came across a drove of cattle and stopped and gave It to them. They all let go of the grass an I stood looking. "Good ! Now stand up and let us ee how you imitate the great chief of the Whig clan, said Kelso. The lank and awkward youth rose and began to speak the lines Tn a high- pitched voice that trembled with ex cilcment. It lowered and steadied and rang out like noble music on a well-played trumpet as the channel of bis spirit filled with the mighty current of the orator's passion. Then, indeed, the words fell from his Hps "like the winter snows," -They shook our hearts as the wind shakes the branches of a tree," Samson writes in his diary. "The lean, bony body of the boy was transfigured and as I looked at his face in the firelight I thought It was handsome. "Not a word was spoken for a minute after he sat down. I had got my first look at Lincoln. I had seen his soul. I think It was then I began to realize that a man was being made among us "more precious than fine gold ; even a man more precious than the golden wedge of Ophir." The Doctor gazed in silence nt the boy. Kelso sat with both hands in his pockets and hs chin upon his breast looking solemnly into the fire. "Thank you, Abe," he said In a low voice. "Something unusual has happened and I'm just a little scared." "Why?" Abe asked. "For fear somebody will spoil It with another hog story. I'm a little afraid of anything I can say. I would venture this, that the man Webster Is a prophet. In his Plymouth address he hears receding Into never-returning distance the clank of chains and all the din of slavery. It will come true." "Do you think so?" Abe asked. "Surely there are so many of us who hate It. "These Yankees hate It and they and their children are scattering all over the midlands. Their spirit will guide the West. The love of liberty Is the salt of their blood and the marrow of their bones. Liberty means freedom for all. Walt until these babies, coming out here by the wagonload, have grown to manhood. Slavery will have to reckon with them." "I hate It, too," said Abe. "If I live I'm going to hit that thing on the head some day. Do you still want to be a lawyer?" Kelso asked. "Yes, but sometimes v I -think I'd make a better blacksmith," said Abe. I'm trying to make up my mind what's best for me." No, you're trying to decide what is best for your friends and your country and for the reign of law and justice and liberty." "But I think every man acts from selfish motives," Abe insisted. Doctor Allen demurred as follows: "The other night you happened to remember that you had overcharged Mrs, Peters for a Jug of molasses and after you had closed the store you walked three miles to return the mon ej which belonged to her. Why did you do nr "For a selfish motive," said Abe. "I believe honesty is the best policy.1 "Then you took that long walk just to advertise your honesty to Induce people to call you 'Honest Abe as they have begun to do?" "I wouldn't want to put It that way," said Abe. "But that's the only way out, the Doctor Insisted, "and we knowing ones would have to call you 'Sordid Abe. "Theres a hidden Abe and you haven't got acquainted with him yet,' Kelso Interposed. "We have all caught a glimpse of hlra tonight. He's the Abe that loves honor and Justice and humanity and their great temple of freedom that Is growing np here In the new world. He loves them better than fame or fortune or life Itself. I think it must have been that Abe whose voice sounded like a trumpet Just now and who sent you off to Mrs. retert with the money. You haven't the chance to know him that we have. sorae day you two win get ac quainted." At this moment there was a loud -HONEST ABE" Srncpaia. Samson and Parah Travlor. with their two cMldriu Josih and Betsey, travel by xson In the summer of. IS31 from their home tn Vergennes- Vt-, to th West, the land of plenty. Tler destination is the Country ot the Sar.gamon, In Illinois. At Niagara Palls they meet a party ot immigrants", among them a youth named John McNelL who also decide to KO to the Sangamon country. All of the party suSer from fever and it true. 6nrah"a ministrations save the life of a youth, Harry Needles, in the last stares of fever, and he accompanies the Traylors. They reach New Salem. Illinois, and are welcrred bv young- "Abe" Wncoln. The Traylors are Introduced to everyone and decide to settle at New SaJem. CHAPTER III. Continued. "Welcome! and here's the best seat at the fireside. he said t Samson. "My vrlfe and daughter are sway for a visit and for two days I've had the cabin to myself. TLook, ye worshipers of fire, and see how fine it is now I The homely cabin Is a place of beauty. What a heaven It is when the flames are learms Hera is Hocarrh's line of beauty; nothinc perpci!mlar or Horizontal. He took Abe's hand Ed went on: "Here, ye leners of r-Xr,aneo, Is our C the story-tellers of Ispahan who has In hint the wisdom of ihe wander ing tribes, lie can tell you a tale that will draw children from their play and old men from the chimney comer. My boy, take a chair next to Mr. Traylor. Mr. Traylor. you tand up as proud and firm as a big pine. I believe you're a Yankee. "So do I. said Samson. "If you took all the Yankee out o' me I"d have an empty skin. Then Abo bejran to show the stran ger his peculiar art in these words: "Stephen Nuckles nsed to say : God's grace embraces the isles ' the eea an the uttermost parts o the earth. It takes in the KsiTir.niaux an the Hottentots. Some ro so fur to ay that it takes In the Yankees but I dont co so fur. Samson Joined In the good-natured laughrer that followed. "If you deal with some Yankees you take your life in your hands," he said. "They can serve God or Mam mon and I guess they have given the devil some of his best ideas. He seems to be getting a lot of Yankee notions lately." "There was a powerful prejudice In Kentucky against the Yankees,' Abe went on. "Iown there they used to tell about a Yankee who sold his hogs ami was driving them to town On the way he decided that he had told them too cheap. He left them with his drover In the road and went en to town and told the buyer that lie would need help to bring 'em in. "How's th.ttr the buyer asked. "Why they git away an go to run a!n through the woods an fields an we can't keep cp with Vra." I -sont think I want em. savs Began to Speak the Lines in a HlcV Pitched Voice. -Ihe bnTW. 'A speedy hog han't touch pork to carry, m give ye twenty bits to let me off." "I guess that Tankee had one more hog than he'd counted, said Samson. "Whatever prejudice you may find here will soon vanish." said Kelso, turning to the newcomer. "I have grreat respect for the sturdy eons of I'ew England. I believe It was" Theo-Care Parker who said that the pine T-a;Jtha symbol of their character. ! was rlht. its roots arfe deep In fi soil; it towers above the forest: has the e?recrtlt of tall masts and! and put my mouth to the bung hole I never drink It. "Say," he added as he sat down and began eating a doughnut. "If you ever hit anybody take a sledge hammer or a crowbar. It wouldn't be de cent to use your fist." They hewed a flat surface on oppo site sides of the log which Samson had carried and peeled It and raised Its lower end on n cross timber. Then they marked it with achalk line and sliced it into Inch boards with a whip saw, Abe standing on top of the log Watched Every Move In This Remark, able Performance. and Samson beneath it. Suddenly the saw stopped. A clear, beautiful voice flung the music of "Sweet Nightin gale" Into the timbered hollow. It halted the workers and set the woodland ringing. The men stood silent like those hearing a benediction. The singing ceased. Still they listened for half a moment. It was as if a spirit had passed 'and touched them. "It's Bim the little vixen!" said Abe tenderly. "She's an odd child and as pretty as a spotted fawn, and about as wild. She's a kind of a first cousin to the bobolink." When they were getting ready to go home that afternoon Joe got Into a great hurry to see his mother. It seemed to him that ages had elapsed since he had seen her a conviction which led to noisy tears. Abe knelt before hlra and comforted the boy. Then he wrapped him in his jacket and swung hlni In the air and started for home with Joe astride his neck. Samson says In his diary: 'Tils tender play with the little lad gave me another look at the man Lincoln." "Some one proposed once that we should call that stream the Minnehaha," said Abe as he walked along. "After this Joe and I are going to call it the Minneboohoo." The women of the little villain' hud met at a quilting party at ten o'clock with Mrs. Martin Waddell. There Sarah had had a seat at the frame and heard all the gossip of the countryside. The nimble-fingered Ann Rut-ledge a daughter of the tavern folk had sat beside her. Ann was a slender, good-looking girl of seventeen with blue eyes and a rich crown of auburn hair and a fair skin well browned by the sunlight. She was the most dexterous needle worker in New Salem. John McNeil, whom the Traylors had met on the road near Niagara Falls and who had shared their camp with them, arrived on the stage that evening. He was dressed iu a new butternut suit and clean linen and looked very handsome. Samson writes that he resembled the pictures of Rob-ert Emmet. With fine, dark eyes, a smooth skin, well-moulded features and black hair neatly brushed on a shapely head he was" not nt all like the rugged Abe. In a low tone Rnd very modestly, with a slight brogue on his tongue he told of his adventures on the long shore load to Michigan. Ann sat listening and looking Into his face as he talked. Abe came tri. soon after eight o'clock, and wis Introduced to the stranger. AH noted the contrast between the two young men as they greeted each other. Abe pat down for a few .minutes and looked sadly Into the fire but said nothing. He rose presently, excused himself and went away. Raiting- the cabin. (TO BE CONTINUED.) J s . . J ..." --."-." A Compromise, - No college man Is as good as he tries to make his professor believe he la, nor as bad as he tells his fir! he Jester under a great pack, partly covered with bed ticking, stood in the doorway. "Hello, Mr. Kelso," the bearded man answered. "The poor vandering Jew has gome back ag'in hey? I tlnk I haf to take de hump off my back before I gits in." Staggering beneath his load he let it down to the ground. "Bring in your , Trojan horse and mind you do not let out Its four and twenty warriors until morning. Til have some bread and milk for you In a minute. Gentlemen, this Is my friend Eli a wandering pioneer of trade." "I haf a vonderful line o goods vonderful! vonderful!" said Ell, gesturing with both hands. "First supper then open your Trojan horse," said Kelso. , " First I must show my goods," Ell insisted, "an I'll bet you take dem all everyt'ing vat I have tn dot pack an you pay my price an you t'ank mo an say 'EH, vat you have to drink?'" Til bet you four bits I don't." said Kelso. "You are my frient; I vould not take your money like dot so easy. No! It vould not be right. These are Scotch goods, gentlemen so rare an beautiful uot'ing like dem iu de world." He began to undo his pack while the little company stood around him. "Gentlemen, you can see but you cannot buy. Only my frient can hrve dem goods," he went on glibly as he removed the cover of the pack. Suddenly there was a lively stir In it. To the amazement of all a beautiful girl threw aside the ticking and leaped out of the large wicker basket It had covered. With a merry laugh she threw her arms around Jack Kelso's neck and kissed him. The men clapped their hands in noisy merriment. "That's like Bim, isn't it?"' said the Doctor. "Exactly!" Abe exclaimed. I stop at David Barney's an dere she took de goods out o my "pack an fix up dis Job lot fer you," said Eli with a laugh. "A real surprit-e party!" the girl ex claimed. She was a small-sized girl, nearing sixteen, vith red cheeks and hazel eyes and blonde hair that fell in curls upon her shoulders. "Mr. Traylor, this Is my daughter Bim," said Kelso. "She is skilled in the art of producing astonishment. "She must have, heard of that hand some boy at the tavern and got In a hurry to come home," said the Doctor. "Ann Rutledge says that he is a right purty boy," the girl laughed as she brushed her curls aside. CHAPTER IV. Which Presents Other Log-Cabin Folk and the First Steps in the Making of a New Heme and Certain Capacities and Incapacities of Abe. Next morning at daylight two parties went out in the woods to cut "tim ber for the home of the newcomers In one party were Harry Noodles car rying two axes and a well-Iilled lunch eon pail; Samson with a saw in his hand and the boy Joe on his back ; Abe with a saw and ax and a small jug of root beer and a book tied in a big red handkerchief and slung around bJs neck. When they reached the woods Abe cut a pole for the small boy and carried him on his shoulder to the creek and said : "Now you sit down here and keep order in this little frog city. If you hear a frog say anything improper you fetch him a whack. Don't allow any nonsense. We'll make you tnayor of FrdS City." The men fell to with axes and saws while Harry limbed the logs- and looked after the mayor. Their huge muscles flung the sharp axes into the timber and gnawed through It with the saw. Many big trees- fell before noon time when they stopped for lunch eon. While they were eating Abe said: "I reckon we better saw out a few boards this afternoon. Need 'em for the doors. We'll tote a couple of logs up cn the side o that knoll, put 'em on skids an whip em up Into boards with the saw." Samson took hold of the middle ot one of the logs and raised it from the ground. "I guess we can-carry 'em." he said. "Can ye shoulder It?" Abe asked. "Easy, said Samson as he raised an end of the log, stepped beneath it and, resting Its weight on his back soon got his shoulder near Its center and swung it clear of the ground and walked with It to the knollside where he let It fall with a resounding'thump that". shook the ground. Abe stopped eating and watched every move In this remarkable performance. The ease vlth which the big Vermonter had so defied the law of gravitation with that linwieldy stick amazed him. ' "That thingl weigh from seven "to eight hundred pounds, said he. "I reckon you're the stoutest man in this part o the state an Pra quite a man myself. Pre lifted a barrel V whisky ft. W JD y i il i iph 1 JJ Fnr'Runi II nilHIi" vj- IV If I 1 1 Ki ft i ' II' III I W UIIBv rSt Cr7 tSXTttrSM. Tneearraaiweeatpaitv.i.tTwywiertv. snt-a t tie bullier In Usfrt-thV-door. MrVKeSo "opened I r. cc ta Ita wafin branches sna 1 h and said. "Hello, Eli! Come Ih." U.jmti la tta vetns. I thonsht ct J A tatry -faced, bow-leg man, bent

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