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THE FAERMOUNT NEWS OTonAcu CaTaann YOUNG GIRL FINDS RELIEF Wants to Tell Other Grl j A. Mao. for tAS"Uen tine AM i IRVING BACHELLER jj Copyright. Irving BachMler , orator is born with all the rhetoric he Sarah and told her she had better go on and see if they were all right. "A friend of the bully jumped in and tried to trip Ate. Harry Needles stood beside me. Before I could move he dashed forward and hit-that feller In the middle of bis forehead and knocked him flat. Harry had hit Bap McNoll, the cock fighter. I got up next to the kettle then and took the scum off it. Fetched one of them devils a slap with the side of my hand that took the skin off his face and rolled him over and over. When I looked again Armstrong was going limp. His mouth was open and his tongue out. With one hand fastened to his right leg and the other on the nape of his neck Abe lifted him at arm's length and gave him a tos in Came untold misery and rufferinc. all of which is Headless. x-n-o acts aa quickly and surety tana of the stomach and! 1M DSE flFTY YEARS rdae a ooth- n. healing effect up- . au mucous lining-- jchinjr gas, sour stom ach, nausea, vomiti nsf . cramps, pains in the aoao men, aiarrnoea, consai tion are all Bvrontoms ol Ya catarrhal condition in the ox Gagemoa. I't sniffer another Axw. It is iwredlesa and dangerous. Two fenerations have found Pa-ru-na just the medicine needed for each disturbances. Sold Everywhere laoiets or Liquid THICK, SWOLLEN GLANDS that make a horse Wheere, Roar, hare Thick Wlad or Chake-dowHcsn t i n oe reoucea wiin also other Bunches or Swellings. No blister, no hair rone, and horse kept at work. Economical only a few drops required at an application. $2.50 per bottle delivered. Book 3 A free. W. F. Toes?, fee. 310 temple St, Sprawl. MAKfi TOIB SMALL SAVINGS E.VRN up to se a d Dually. A certain, safe Investment payable in 25 monthly payments. Wrlta tor particular today. H. M. JOSEPH. SI Ovnter Kldr.. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. His Only Ruth. husband complains that "My fvaven't a sense of humor," confided the tired woman, "so I make It a point to remember Jokes and corTundrurns and spring them on him to rid myself of the stigma. Last night I tried it like this: "Henry, what did Boaz say "to Ruth when she entered his field?" The answer. Is of course, 'Don't step on my corn." "You'd think he had some knowledge of the Blb'e, wouldn't you? At least enough to make an intelligible guess. Instead, he said: 'Ruth? What Boaz? That slob better keep off Babe Ruth, whoever he !s. Had his nerve saying a word to the mighty Bambino, no matter what he was doing on the field.' "I tried again, but he was so deep In the sporting page I couldn't signal him." New York Sun. ASPIRIN Name "Bayer" on Genuine Beware I 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 Mcnoacetieacldester of Sallcyllcacid, Advertisement. Use the Atomized" Ccal. About fifteen million tons of coal is burned in pulverized or "atomized" form in this country annually. The Ttrjjjsh and Canadian governments have recently published extensive reports on the use of this type of fuel In the United States. The charm of a bathroom is its spot-lessness. By the use of Red Cross Ball Blue, all cloths and towels retain their whiteness until worn out. 5c Advertisement, Gosh! Prohibit' Hugging. A New Jersey magistrate has fired a man for hugging a, girl while driving an automobile. Cupid Is no more successful than Bacchus as a safety-first patron for motorists. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Our Strength and Our Victory. Our times are disturbed by vast and stupendous problems. On every side the latch is lifting, and the door of opportunity stands ajar. But we shall fall In our day, as other men have failed -!n their day, unless by faith and experience we enter Into the fellowship of our Lord's sufferings, and pray earnestly that the Holy Spirit of God may grant us wisdom and understanding and leSd us Into all truth. In the power of the Spirit Is our strength, and our victory. Hezektah, the' Builder. And the rest of the acts of Heze-Ulah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water Into the city, are they not written In the book of the chron icles of the kings of Judahr n Kings 20:20. The Pure and the Defiled. Unto the pure all things are pure; bat unto .them that are defiled and anbelleTlng Is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. Titus 50:15. ' sr. "a- 1v VV l men, oiarrnoea, consapa W I tion are all Bvrontoms of l ii vm mm. u 1111. it 1 a 4r Allilll ' I All About It Evansville, Ind. "I am eighteen years old and have been bothered for several iuuuuu mm I S" Mm irregular periods. Everv" month my back would ache and I always had a cold and felt drowsv and sleepy. I work in a millinery snvp uiu a went to work every aa io.-o.-. . .av.-?- day, but felt stupid and would have such cramps. I had seen Lydia E. Pinkham'a Veeetable Com mm mmmmm pound advertised and had heard several women talk of it, bo mother got me-some. This Vegetable Compound is: wonderful and it helped me very much, , so that during my periods I am not now, sick or drowsy. I have told many girlaj about your medicine and would be glad-to help anyone who is troubled with-similar ailments. You may use my tes-' timonial as you like." Stella Linx--vrLER,6 Second St., Evansville, Indiana. Some girls lead lives cf luxury, while others toil for their livelihood, but all are subject to the same physical laws and suffer in proportion to their violation. When such symptoms develop as irregularities, headaches, backaches, bearing-down sensations snd "the blues,'" girls should profit by Miss Linx-wiler s experience and give Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a triaL Whites Outnumbered. - " Taking the broadest possible view of the racial maps of the globe as It existed before the war, it will be fouud that out of a total number of human beings amounting to 1,700,000,-000. foO,00O,O00 were white, 1,150,000,. I 000 were colored. Thus the colored races outnumbered the whites more than two to one. Cutlcura Soothes Baby Rashea That itch and burn with hot batbaj of Cutlcura Soap followed by gentle anointings of Cutlcura OIntmen(' Nothing better, purer, sweeter, espeV dally If a little of the fragrant Cutlcura Talcum Is dusted on at the finish. 25c each everywhere. Advertisement. Foul Jerusalem Cisterns. The reservoir built by Pontius Pilate 2.000 years ago. 13 miles t-outh of Jerusalem. ht:s been enlarged to hold n.OOO.OOQ gallons of water. He- ore this engineering work,' the Holy city was dependent upon loenl rain fall for its waier. Sonic of the cis terns In which the ram was coltecied had not been cleaned for 100 years or more. Children's handkerchiefs often iook hopeless when they come to the laun dry. Wash with good soap, rinse in water blued with Red Cross Ball Blue. Advertisement. Qualified. "Now," said the governor to the; forger who had Just arrived at tha prison, "we'll set you to work. What can you do best? "Well, If you give me a week's prac tice on your signature I'll sign your official papers for you," said the prisoner. Pearson's Weekly. Stop That Backache! Those agonizing twinges, that dull, throbbing backache, may be warning of serious kidney weakness serious if neglected, for it might easily lead to gravel, dropsy or fatal Bright a disease. If you are suffering with a bad back look for other proof of kidney trouble. If there are dizzy spells, headaches, tired feeling and disordered kidney action, get after the cause. Use Doan'a Kidney Pills, the remedy that has helped thousands. Satisfied users recommend Doan's. Ask your neighbor! An Indiana Case Henry P. Moore, th and Main St9., Jones horo, Ind., saye: "My kidneys were out of fix and I had a lame and aching back. Morn- eiT. r;-;1 ' 1 ing-s 1 felt dull ana fTJtf lslupsish. The ac tion of my kidneys was too free. I read of Doan's Kul-ney Plils rt4pi:it? others so I bought some. The backaches left and my kidneys acted regu larly and natural." Ct Don's at Any Stem, 60c Boa DOAN'S "VJLV FOSTER-MILBURN CO.. BUFFALO, H Y. Points of Interest Marked. Practically every point of interest within a radius of 7" miles from Philadelphia Is distinctly marked on more than 800 miles of important highways. Detroit Best Regulated. Detroit has the reputation of belng one of the best-regulated traffic centers In the country. Pays Good Dividends. A good home fruit and vegetable garden is paying good-dividends on time and labor Invested these days. Park-to-Park Highway. The national park-to-park highway, roughly circles Its way across II states linking the national parks of; the West.' . .England Holds Credit England holds the credit of being the leading country for providing safe road travel. Rhode Island Lead. With a percentage of 38.8, Rhode) Island leads all other states. In good roadM-f- ..... mm needs. Rhetoric is a steed for a light load under the saddle, but he's too warm blooded for the harness. He was for the day of the plumed knight not for these times. No man of sense would use a prancing horse on plow or a stone boat. A good plow horse is a beautiful thing. The play of his muscles, the power of his stride are poetry to hie, but when he tries to put on style he is ridiculous. That suggests what rhetoric is apt to do to the untrained intellect. If you've anything to say or write, head straight tcross the field and keep your eye on the furrow." In the Iat diary of Samson Henry Traylor is this entry: I went to Gettysburg with the Pres ident today and sat near him when he spoke. Mr. Everett addressed the crowd for an hour or so. As Kelso would say 'lie rode tin prancing steed of Rhetoric My old friend went straight across the field. When ho finished, the lu'ld. plowed and har rowed and fertilized by war. had been sowed for all time. The spring's work was done and well done." At a quarter of ten the doctor rose and said: "We're keeping Abo from his sleep and wearing the night away with philosophy. I'm going home." T came over to see if you could find a man to help me tomorrow," Samson said to Abe. "Harry is going over to do the chinking alone. I want a man to help me on the whipsaw while I cut some boards for the upper flooring." "I'll help you myself." Abe proposed. "I reckon I'll close I ho store tomorrow unless Jack will tend It." "You can count on me," said Jack. "I'm short of sleep anyhow and a day of rest will do me good." Abe went with his friends to the door beyond which the two boys from Clary's Grove sat as If sound asleep. It Is probable, however, that they had heard what Samson had said to Abe. Next morning Abo and Samson set out for the woods soon after daylight. "I like that boy Harry," said Abe. "I reckon he's got good stuff in him. The way he landed on Bap McNoll was a caution. I like to see a feller come right up to the scratch, without an invitation just in the nick o' time, as he did. That boy is a likely young colt strong and limber and well put together and broad between the eyes." "An' gentle as a kitten," Samson added. "There never was a better face on a boy or a better heart behind it. We like him." . "Yes, sir. lie's n well topped young tree straight and sound and good timber. Looks as If that little girl o Jack's was terribly took up with him. I don't wonder." "What kind of a girl is she?" Samson asked. "Awful shy since the arrow hit her. She don't know what it means yet. She'll get used to thatI reckon. She's a good girl and smart as a steel trap." Harry Needles went whistling up the road toward the new house with sickle, hoe and trowel. - As he passed the Kelso cabin he whistled the tune of "Sweet Nightingale." It had haunted his mind since he had heard it In the woods, lie whistled as loudly as ever he could and looked at the windows. Before he had passed, Bim's face looked out at him with a sp.iiie and her l and flickered back of the panes and he waved his to her. His heart boat fast as he hurried along. "I'm not so very young," he said to himself. . "I wish I hadn't put on those old clothes. Mrs. Traylor is an awful nice woman but she's determined to make me look like a plow horse. I don't see why she couldn t let me wear decent clothes." Sarah had enjoyed mothering the boy. His health had returned. His cheeks were ruddy, his dark eyes clear and bright, his tall form erect and sturdy. He had helped Alexander Ferguson with the making of the fireplace and knew how to mix the mortar. He worked with a will, for his heart was in the new home. It was a fine Sep tember morning. The far reaches of the ereat. grasy plain were dimmed with-haze. It was a vast, flowery w!l denies, waving mid murmuring in the breeze like an ocean. How long those acres, sown by the winds of heaven, had waited for the plowman now ar rived ! "Yon go 'way from here or I'll kill you dead." CTO BK CONTINUED.) Derivation of April. Authorities on derivation of words state that the word April, the name of our fourth month, was derived from the Latin verb, "aperlo." I open, and that the month was so named because It Is the time when the buds of trees and flowers open. "If this- were the case, it would make April singular among the months, for the names of none of the rest, as designated In Lattn. have any reference to natural coudltions or circumstances.' ABE, THE FIGHTER. Synopsis. Samson and Sarah Traylor, with their two children, Josiah and Betsey, travel by wa.eron In the summer of 1S31 from their home In Vergennes, Vt., to the West, the land of plenty. Their destination Is the Country of the Sarigamon, In Illinois. At Niagara Falls they meet a party of Immigrants, among- them a youth nameJ John McNeil, who also decides to go to the Sangamon country. All of the party suffer from fever and ag.-.e. Sarah's 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 welcomed by young Abe Iincoln. The Traylors are introduced to everyone and decide to settle at New Salem. Among: their first acquaintances are Jack Kelso and his pretty sixteen-year-old daughter Bim. Samson and Abe cut timber for the Traylor cabin. John McNeil arrives. CHAPTER IV Continued. The logs for the new house were ready two days after the cutting began. Martin Waddell and Samuel Hill sent teams to haul them. John Cameron and Peter Lukins had brought the window sash and some clapboards from Beardstown In a small flatboat. Th came the day of the raising a clear, warm day early In September. All the men from the village and the near farms gathered to help make a home for the newcomers. Samson end Jack Kelso went out for a hunt after the cutting end brought in a fat buck and many grouse for the bee dinner, to which every woman of the neighborhood made a contribution of cake or pie or cookies or doughnuts. "What will be my part?" Samson had inquired of Kelso. "Nothing but a jug of whisky and a kind word and a house warming, Kelso had answered. They notched and bored the logs and made pins to bind them and cut those that were to go around the fire place and window spaces. Strong, willing and well-trained hands hewed end fitted the logs together. Alexan der Ferguson lined tha fireplace with a curious mortar made of clay In which he mixed crass for a binder. This mor tar he rolled into layers called "cats, each eight Inches long and three Inches thick. Then he laid them against the logs and held them in place with a woven network of stocks. The first fire a slow one baked the clay Into a rigid stone-like sheath inside the loss and presently the sticks were burned away. The women had cooked the meats by an open fire and spread the dinner on a table of rough boards resting on poles set In crotches. At noon one of them sounded a conch shell. Then with shouts of joy the men hurried to the fireside and for moment there was a great spluttering over the wash basins. Before they ate, every man except Abe and bam on "took a pull at the Jug long or short" to quote a phrase of the time It was a cheerful company that sat down upon the grass around the table with loaded plates. Their food had Its extra seasoning of merry jests and loud laughter. Sarah was a little shocked at the forthright directness ef their eating, no knives or forks or papklns being needed in that process. Having eaten, washed and packed away their dishes the women went home at two. Before they had gone Samson's ear catight a thunder of horses feet In the distance. Looking !n Its direction he saw a cloud of dust In the road and a band of horsemen riding toward them at full speed. Abe fame to him and said : "I see the boys from Clary's Grove tre cominsr. If they get mean, let me deal with "em. It's my responsibility I wouldn't wonder if they had some of Offut's whisky with them. The boys " arrived In a cloud of dust and a chorus of Indian whoops and dismounted and hobbled their horses. They came toward the work ers, led by burly Jack Armstrong, a stalwart, hard-faced blacksmith of about twenty-two with broad, heavy shoulders, whose name has gone Into history. They had been drinking some but no one of them was in the least degree off his balance. They scuffled around the jug for a moment In perfect good nature and then Abe and Mrs. .Waddell provided them with the best remnants of the dinner. They were rather noisy. Soon they went p on the roof to help with the rafters and the clapboardlng. They' worked well a few minutes and suddenly they came scrambling down for another pull at the jug. They were out for a spree and Abe knew It and knew furth er that they had reached the limit of discretion. "Boys, there are ladies here and we've got to be careful," ' he said. "Le's stick to the job till four o'clock. Then we'll knock off for refreshments." J xne young reveiers gatnerea in a group and began to whisper together. Samson writes that It became evident then they were going to make trouble nd says: . "We had left' the children at Rut- there's la the care of Aim. I went to It 'Don't you get in any fight, she said, which shows that the women knew what was In the air. 'Sarah led the way and the others followed her." Those big. brawny fellows from the Grove when they got merry were look- ng always for a chance to get mad at -some man and turn him into a plaything. A chance had come to get mad and they were going to make the most of It. Thev begun to growl with resentment. Some were wigging their leader, Jack Armstrong, to fight Abe. Ohe of them ran to his horse and brought a bottle from his saddle bag. It began passing from mouth to mouth. Jack Armstrong got the bottle before was half emptied, drained It and flung it high in the air. Another called him a hog and grappled him around the waist and there was a desperate struggle which ended quickly. Armstrong got a hold ou the neck of his assailant and choked him until he let go. This was not enough for the sturdy bully of Clary's Grove. He seized his follower and flung him so roughly on the ground that the latter lay for a moment stunned. Armstrong had got his blood warm and was now ready for action. With a wild whoop he threw off his coat, unbuttoned his right shirtsleeve and rolled it to the shoulder and declared In a loud voice. as he swung his arm in the air, that he could "out jump, out hop. out run, throw down, drag out an lick any man In New Salem." In a letter to his fattier Samson writes : "Abe was working at my elbow. I saw him drop his hammer and get up and make for the ladder. I knew something was going to happen and I followed him. In u minute everyone was off the roof and out of the build ing. I guess they knew what was coming. The big lad stood there swinging his arm and yelling like an Injun. It was a big arm and muscled and corded up some, but I guess If I'd shoved the calico off mine and held It up he'd a pulled down his sleeve. I duln t know just how good a man Abe was and I was kind o" scalrt for a minute. I never found it so hard work to do nothln as 1 did then. Hon est, mv hands kind o' ached. I wanted to go an' cuff that feller's ears an grab hold o' him an' toss him over the ridge pole. Abe went right up to him an' said : " 'Jack, you ain't half so bad or half ?n cordy as ye think ye are. You say you can throw down any man here. I reckon I'll have to show ye that you re mistaKen. 1 u rassie with ye. We're friends an we won't talk about lickln each other. Le's have a friend ly rassie. In a second the two men were locked together. Armstrong had lunged at Abe with a yell. There was no friendship in the way he took hold He was going to do all the damage he could lie any way he could. Half "When He'i Roused There' thing In Abe. Some- drunk, Jack is a man who would bite your ear off." It was no rassie; It was a fight. Abe moved like lightning. He acted awful limber an, well greased. In a second he had got hold of the feller's neck with his big right hand and hooked his left Into the cloth on his hip. In that way he held him off and shook him as you've seen our dog shake -woodchuck. Abe's blood was hot. If the whole crowd had piled orr him I guess he would have come ut .at! right, for when he's roused there's something In Abe more than bones and muscles. I suppose It's- what I feel when he speaks a piece. It's a kind of lightning. I guess It's what our minister used to call the power of the spirit. - KM tne air. Armstrong fell aoout ten feet from where Abe stood and lay there for a minute. The fight was all out of him and he was kind of dazed nd sick. Abe Mood up like a giant and his face looked awful solemn. "Boys, if there's any more o' you that want trouble you can have some off the same piece, he said. "They hung their heads and not one of them made a move or said a. word. Abe went to Armstrong and helped him up. "Jack.. I'm sorry that I had to hurt you,' he saw. loti get on to your horse and go home. " Abe, you're a better man than me, said the bully, as he offered his hand to Abe. Til do anything you say." So the Clary's Grove gang was con quered. They were to make more trouble but not again were they to Imperil the foundations of law and order In the little community of New Salem. As they were starting away Bap McNoll turned to Harry Needles and shouted : "I'll git even with you yet you slab-sided son of a dog." That Is not exactly what he said but it is near enough. CHAPTER V. In Which the Character of Bim Kelso Flashes Out In a Stranpe Adventure That Begins the Weaving of Long Thread of Romance. The shell" of the cabin was finished that day. Its puncheon floor was in place but Its upper floor was to be laid when the boards were ready. Its two doors were yet to be made and bung, Its five windows to be fitted and made fast, its walls to be chinked with clay mortar. Samson and Harry stayed that evening after the rest were gone, smootning tne puueneon floor. They made a few nails at the forge after supper and went over to Abe's store about nine. Two of the Clary's Grove gang who had tarried in the village sat In the gloom of its little veranda apparently asleep. Doc tor Allen,- Jack Kelso, Alexunder Fer guson and Martin Waddell were sit tins bv Its fireside while Abe sat on the counter with his legs hanging off, "I'm sorry we had to have trouble,' Samson remarked. "It's the only spot on the day. I'll never forget the kind ness of the people of New Salem." "The raising bee is a most signifl cant thinar." said Kelso. "Democracy tends to universal friendship each works for the crowd and the crowd for each, and there are no favorites. Ev ery community Is like the thousand friends of Thebes. Most of Its units stand together for the common good for justice, law and honor. The schools are spinning strands of democracy out of all this European wool. Railroads are to pick them up and weave them into one great fabric. By and by we shall see the ten million friends of America standing together as did the thousand friends of Thebes." "It's a great thought," said Abe. "No man can estimate the size of that mighty phalanx of friendship all trained in one school," Kelso went on. "Two years ago the Encyclopedia Brl-tannlca figured that the population of the UniteM States in 1SX5 would be 168,000,000 people, and in 19CA G72,-000,000. Wealth, power, science, literature, all follow in the train of light and numbers. The causes which moved the sceptre of civilization from the Euphrates to western Europe will carry It from the latter to the new world." "They say that electricity and the development of the steam engine are going to make all men think alike," said Abe. "If that's so democracy and liberty will spread over the earth. I reckon we are near the greatest years in history. It Is a privilege to be alive." "And young," Doctor Allen added. "Young I What a God's blessed thing Is that!" sahl Kelso. "Abe, have ye learned "The Cotter's Saturday Night?" "Not yet. It's a heavy hog to hold, but I'll got a grip on an ear and a hind leg and lift it out o' the pen before long. You see." "Don't foil to do that. It will be a help and Joy to ye." "Old Klrkham Is a hard master said Abe. "I hear his bell ringing ev ery time I get a minute's leisure. I'm nigh through with him. Now I want to study rhetoric." ' "Only schoolmasters study rhetoric, Kelso declared. A real poet or a real

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