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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS LME IDLE IN il WOMEN WHO CANNOT WORK Read Mrs.Corley's Letter and Benefit by Her Experience Edmund, S.C. "I was run down with nervousness and female trouble and suf A Man for the Ages A Story of the Builders of Democracy IRVING BACHELLER ern, rm going to hare supper with Ann. She is just terribly happy. John McNeil has told her that he loves her. It's a secret. Don't you tell. I won't. Does she love him?" "Devotedly; but she wouldn't let him know It not yet. I reckon he'll be plumb anxious before she owns up. Hut she truly loves him. She'd die for him." "Girls are awful curious nobody can tell what they mean," said Harry. "Sometimes they don't know what they mean themselves. Often I say something or do something and wonder and wonder what it means. Did you ever ride a horse sitting backwards when you're going one way and looking another and you don't know what's coining?" she asked. "What's behind you is before you and the faster you go the more danger you're in?" Harry laughed. 'Isn't that the way we have to travel in this world, whether we're going to love or to mill?" the girl asked, with a sigh. "We cannot tell what is ahead. We see .only what is behiud us. It is very sad." Harry looked at Him. He saw the tragic truth of the words and suddenly her face was like them. Unconsciously in the midst of her playful talk tins thing had fallen. He did not know what to make of it. "I feel sad when 1 think of Abe." said Harry. "He don't know what is ahead of him. I guess. I heard Mrs. 1 1914 THAN NOW Secretary Davis in Statement Points Out That Situation Is Brightening. 5,735,000 OUT OF WORK Cabinet Member Declares There Were 7,000,000 Unemployed Seven Years Ago and Many Were Actual Breadwinners. Washington, Sept. 1G. Those who are disturbed over the 5,73o,(XH) unemployed of today overlook that in 1914 there were 7,000,000 out of work, a larger percentage of whom were men and actual breadwinners than in the present unemployed. Secretary Davis said in a statement. Declaring that the country has just passed through a period when every effort was made t9 induce women and others who had not worked for wages or salaries before to "work and save starving Europe," Mr. Davis said pres ent unemployment figures include great numbers of persons upon whose earn ings no one actually is dependent. "While we have our unemployed, let us not forgot the 12,000.000 who are still at work," the statement said. "A further encouraging fact is that $o00.-000,000 now is available about the country in the form of bonds already issued or appropriated by the state, county and municipal governments for public works. Undoubtedly this will be organized intelligently." Positive signs of business recovery have been furnished by the commissioner of labor statistics, Secretary Davis declared, adding: "Some of these signs have an aspect of-their own. I put them out for others to interpret as they please. Hut one must have his head very much in the air these days not to notice the growing prevalence of silk hosiery and the use of silks in general." "A stir was caused all over the country," the statement said, "when Senator McCormick called for the actual figures on current unemployment, and these figures, as supplied iy tne mireau or labor statistics in ! the Department of Labor, were found to be r,73r.tM0. Those figures stand as the best estimate available, hut they need to" be read in relation to the situation of seven years ago, as welas in the light of the facts of "Take this fact, for instance: In l'.'JO the number of persons in the United States employed as wage earners or working for some one other than themselves reached the total of 1S,ooo,ih or 20.X000. This was outside of agricultural occupations. The ratio of unemployed to the total of workers today is thus less than the ratio of unemployed to the total of workers in 1014. "The statement has been constantly made in the news and in the editorial columns of the newspapers that the Department of Labor has reported ."i73.000 men as being out of work. The Department of Labor has repotted no such thing. In did report that, according to the best estimate that could be made, there are r,7:'..",t,X( fewer men. women and children on the pay rolls than there were in March. 1920. There was a difference with distinction. It was very different from saying there were r.i73,00O men unemployed. "Nothing is to be gained by sticking our heads in the sand and ignoring the gravity of the present unemployment situation. Neither do we profit by distorting the facts and exaggerating the figures estimated. Here is one sailcnt fact to be kept in mind probably not more than a third of these T,573,000 are the principal breadwinners of the family." ARMY FLYERS DIE IN CRASH Lieutenant and Two Sergeants Killed When Plane Falls at Love Field in Texas. Dallas, Tex., Sept. 19. Lieut. James F. Armstrong and Sergeants Gibson and White from Post field, Fort Sill, OkJa., were instantly killed at Love field, Dallas, when a big army De Ilaviland observation plane in which they were flying crashed to earth. OIL BLASTS KILL EIGHT MEN Nine Others Frightfully Injured and Many Others Less Seriously Burned at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Sept. 16. Eight men are known to be dead, nine are frightfully injured and many more less seriously burned as the result of the simultaneous explosion of three immense oil stills in the plant of the Atlantic Refining company, Point Breeze. Battler Joins Pacific Fleet. Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 19. The battleship Pennsylvania, formerly flagship of the Atlantic fleet, left Panama on the way to join the Pacific fleet and become flagship of Vice Admiral Shoemaker. Shake-Up for Dry Officers. Washington, Sept. 19. Disgusted over the spread of liquor lawlessness Prohibition Commissioner Haynes ordered a probe of all state enforcement organizations in an effort to fix the blame. j j i fered every month. I was not able to do any work and tried a lot of medicine, but got no relief. I saw your medicine adver tised in a little dook that was thrown in my door, and I had not taken two bottles of Lydia E. Pink-ham's Vegetable Comrjound before I could see it was help ing me. I am keeping house now and am able to do all of my work. I cannot say enough for your medicine. It has done more for me than any doctor. I have not paper enough to tell you how much it has done for me and for my friends. You may print this letter if you wish." Elizabeth C. Cor ley, care of A. P. Corley, Edmund, S. C. Ability to stand the strain of work is the privilege of the strong and healthy, but now our hearts ache for the weak and sickly women struggling with their daily rounds of household duties, with backaches, headaches, nervousness and almost every movement brings a new pain. Why will not the mass of letters from women all over this country, which we have been publishing, convince such women that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound will help them just aa surely as it did Mrs. Corley? Women Made Young Bright eyes, a clear skin and a body full of youth and health may be yours if you will keep your system in order by regularly taking COLD MEDAL 3 The world's standard remedy for kidney, liver, bladder and uric acid troubles, the enemies of life and looks. In uss since 1696. All druggists, three sizes. Look for the ntna Cold Medal 00 every box and accept no imitation 1 ,,'.!fer LV t Jr2xH Qjf iff j WCjllt2' tr j is the finest product of its kind in the world. Every woman who has used it knows this statement to be true. Cet 26c. Bos. Where Swift Met "Stella." Moor Park, the Surrey seat famous for its associations with Sir William Temple and Dean Swift, is to be offered by auction this autumn, with 2G4 acres. It is on the outskirts of Farnham and nine miles from Guildford. Swift met "Stella" at Moor Park and wrote some of his best-known books there, among them "The Battle of the Hooks" and "The Tale ;f a Tub."- London Times. The payment last year of $."00,000,-000 in luxury taxes indicates that normalcy has entered some dealer's lives. The market page reports pork going up again. The butcher around the corner has yet to learn it ever dropped. A forester predicts that the United States before long will be a treeless land. And then it sure will be a desert. Many a man considers the time wasted that he spent in memorizing the words of "Home Sweet Home." For paring his corns in public, the owner of the corns was arrested on the charge of disturbing the peace. The last arrest of this nature was of a fellow whose corn had been stepped on. A peace conference brings immediate assurance that all the important nations of the earth are on cordial speaking terms. China demands to be heard among nations. China has tried the policy of philosophic isolation and finds there Is nothing in It. If It takes all day to sink a deserted battleship how many days would bombers need If the ship were manned with anti-aircraft guns? I NR Tablets tone and strengthen If fl organs of digestion and elimina- m II tion, improve appetite, stop sick 9 If headaches, relieve biliousness, II correct constipauon. They act I promptly, pleasantly, mildly, yet 9 Q thoroughly. a IR Tonigtt, Tomorrow Alright I By CAPTAIN LINCOLN. Syner'- Samson anj Sarah Tra y lor, with their ttro chihireo. Jwiih rj IVtsey. traxel by mairon trvr.t tt".e".r home la Vfrstr.ws, VI., to ih ?l, the lanti of r'nty-The:r ieJir..atlon ! the Country of the ?sr$ arr-vvn. in Illinois. At Xs-ar Kalis they meet John McNeil, who at iec;vies to so to l!-e sn-gr&mon country. Sarah" ntinistra-tl vts ?v the Jij of Harry Xeel?es atvj he acvmrr.tes the Traylor. They reach New Salem. Illinois, ar.d r welcomeA by younjr Abe Lincoln. Jack Kctso stul hs r-rl,T daxtfcMer Rim nvi others. Samwn raises his csbi. lineo'.n thrushes Armsltxns. Harry strikes Hap Mc-Noll. Harry ts attacked ly MoXoll smi h.s jraJ"-Jt. and H.rct drives oST his assnilr:s with a shot sun. Mc-Xe-1 is rwrked'y attentive to .rn R-.uWce. TLinvolri is in lev with Ann. but has never had nouph -onrasr? to tell her so. Harry loes P:m. Trajrlor heir two s?aves. who haJ run away from St. Iav.Cs. Kl-rhalet K.sss, owner of t-.e ?i.Wfs is his rnt broken by Tray'.or. Picts n-see:s l -;rs an! trakes love to her. CHAPTER VIII. Wherein Abe Announces His Purpcst to Ee a Candidate for the Legislature, at Ke-so's Dinner Party. Itsrry Needles met Him Kelso on the rocul next day. when lie was going down to see If there was any mail. She was on Lor pony. Ho was in his now su't of clotl.es a butternut hack-ytvund striped into large checks. "You look like a walking checkerboard." said the. "This this is niy r.ew suit," Harry answered, locking down at it. "It's a tiresome suit," said she im-patier ".'v. "I've I tvii playing checker on it snoe I c-sSght s-jht o' you. and I've jtm a r.;.n . row nod in the king row." "I thought you'd like swered av.ite seriously. it." ho an-and with a t ov;c of u:s:,.rw,.r.tr.H'iit. a.y. i ve cot that razor ar.d I've shaved thro' times already. -Don't tell ar.yrly. he warned hei. "They'd lav.gh at me. They wouldn't know how- I fool." "I won't say anything." she answered. "I reckon I ought to tell you that I don't love you nor so much as I did, anyway not near so ranch. I only love ys.-j just a wee bit now. Harry's face fell. "Do you -love some other man? he asked. "Yes a regular man mustathe. six feet tall and eveything. I just tell you he's puny !" Is it that rich feller from St. Louis?" lie asked. She nodded and then whispered: "Don't you telL The boy's lir s trembled when he answered. "I won't tell. Put I don't see how you can do it." "Why':" "He drir.ks. He i-n't resHViabV." "That's a lie." she answered quickly. "I don't care wi;at you say." Rim touched her cny with the wh'p end nie away. Harry stance rtd for a moment as ho wrenr on. His yis S'ltsl w;:h tc-:irs. It Do You Love Some Other Man 7 He Asked. jemed to him that the world had been ruined. On his way to the villace he tried and convicted it of being no fit place for a boy fo live in. Down by the tavern he met Abe, who stopped him. "Howdy, Harry! said Abe. "You look kind o' sick. Come into She store and sit down. I want to talk to you. Harry followed the big man into O.Tr.t's store, flattered by his attention. There had been something very grateful in the sound of Abe's voice and the feel of his hand. The store was empty. "Ton and I mustn't let ourselves be worried by little matters," said Abe. as thev sat down together by the fire. "Things that seem to you to be as big s riratclc cow will look like a 11 I i on it by a I i ! "It is true." Abe interposed. "I say it, in spite of the fact that It slays me." "You? No! You are alive to your finger tips, Kelso answered. "Hut I have mastered only eight books. said Ale. "And one the hook of common sense, and that has wised you." Kelso went on. "Since I canie to this country I have learned to beware of the one-book man. There are more living men in America than in any Sand I have seen. The man who reads one good book thouglttftilly is alive and often my master in wit or wisdom. Heading is the gate and thought is the pathway of real life. "I think that mot of-the men I know-have read the lible. said Abe. A wonderful and a saving fact ! It i- a sure foundation to build your life upon." m Kds, paused to pour whisky from a .lug at his side for those who would take it. "Let us drink to our friend Abe and his new ambition." ho proposed. "What is it?" Samson asked. "I am going to try for a seat itvthe legislature," said Abo. The toast was drunk, and by some in water, after which Abe said: "'If you have the patience to listen to it. I'd like to read my declaration to the voters of Sansiamon county." "I'd Like to Read My Declaration to the Voters," Samson s diary briefly describes this appeal as follows : "lie said that he wanted to win the confidence and esteem of his fellow citir.ens. This he hoped to accomplish by doing something which would make him worthy of it. He had been thinking of the county. A railroad would do more for it than anything else, but a railroad would bo too costly. The improvement of the Sangamon river was the next best thing. lie favored a usury law and said, in view of the talc he had just heard, he was going to favor the improvement and building of schools, so that every one could learn how to read, at least, and learn for himself what is in the liable and other great hooks. It was a modest statement and we all liked it." "Whatever happens to Sangamon, one statement in that platform couldn't be improved," said Kelso." "What is that?' Abo asked. "It's the one that says you wish to win the regard of your "fellows by serving them." Early in April an Indian scare spread from the capital to the remotest corners of the state. Black Hawk, with many warriors, had crossed the Mississippi and was moving toward the Hock River country. Governor Reynolds called for volunteers to check the invasion. Abe.- whose address to the voters had been printed In the Sangamon Journal, joined a volunteer company and soon became its captain. On the tenth of April he and Harry Needles left for Richland to go into training.' Samson was eager to go, but could not leave his family. Bim Kelso rode out into the fields where Harry was at work the day before he went away. "I'm going away," the boy said, in a rather mournful tone. "I hate to have you go. I just love to know you're here, if I don't see you. Only I wish you was older and knew more." There was half a moment of silence. She ended it by saying: "Ann and I are going to the spelling school tonight." "Can I go with you?" "Could you stand it to be talked to and scolded by a couple of girls till you didn't care what . happened to you?" v "Yes; I've got to be awful careless." -We'll be all dressed up and ready I at quar-.er f eiai. Ouuie to tie tav mole hill in six months. You and I have got things to do. pjirtner. We mustn't let ourselves be fooled. I was once in a bout with old Cap'n Chase on the Illinois river. We had got into the rapids. It was a narrow channel in dangerous water. They had to keep her headed just so or we'd have gone the rocks. Suddenly a boy dropped his apple overboard and began to holler. He wanted to have the boat siopj-ed. For a minute that boy thought his apple was the biggest thing in the world. We're all a good deal like him. We keep dropping. apples and calling for the boat to stop. Soon we fiud out that there are many apples in the world as good as that o!e. Yon have all come to a stretch of bad water up at your house. The folks have Iveen sick. They're a little lonesome and discouraged. Don't you make any harder by crying over a lost s.p-p!e. Ye know it's "possible that the apple will neat along down into the still water where you can pc'r t up nd by. The important thing is" to keep go ins: ahead." This bit of fatherly counsel was a he'p to the boy. "I've got a book here that I want yon to read," Abe went on. "It is the 'Life of Henry Clay. Take it home and read it carefully and then bring it back and tell me what you think of it. Yon may be a Henry Clay yourself by and by.' The werld has -omething big in it for every oi.e if he can only find it. We're all searching some for gold and some for fame. I pray Cod every day that He will help me to find my work the thing I can do better than anything else and when it is found help me to do it. I expect it will be hard and dangerous search and that shall make mistakes. I expect to drop some apples on my way. They'll look like gold to me. but I'm not going to lose sight of the main purpose." When Harry got home he found Sarah sewing I y the fireside, with Joe and rteisey playing by the bed. Samson had gone to the woods to split rails. "Any mail?" Sarah asked. "No mail." he answered. Sarah went to the window rnd stood for some minutes looking out at the plain. Its sere grasses, protruding out j of the snow, hissed and bent in the ! wind. In its cheerless winter colors it was a dreary thing to see. . -now i long tor ncme : she exclaimed, as she resumed her sewitic bv the Ere. Little Joe came and stood by her knee and gave his oft repeated blessing: "Cod help us and make His face to sdiir.e upon us." She kissed him and said : "Dear comforter! It shines upon me every time I hear you say those words. "Would you mind if I called you mother?" Harry asked. "I shall be glad to have you do it if it gives you any comfort. Harry," she answered. She observed that there were tears in his eyes. "We are all very fond of you." she said, as she bent to her task. Then the boy told her the history of his morning the talk with r.im, with the razor omitted from it. "Well. Harry, if she's such a fool, you're lucky to have found it out so soon," said Sarah. "She does little but ride the pony and play around with a gun. I don't believe she ever spun a hank o" yarn in her life. She'll get her teeth cut by and by." Then fell a moment of silence. Soon she sit id : "There's a bitter wind blowing and there's no hurry about the rails, I guess You sit here by the tire and read your book this forenoon. Maybe it will help you to find your work." So it happened that the events of Harry's morning found their place in the diary which Sarah and Samson kept. Long afterward Harry added the sentences about the raror. One evening Sarah and Samson. with Harrv. went to a debate in the tavern on the issues of the day. In which Abe won the praise of all for an able presentation of the claim of Internal Improvements. During that evening Alexander Ferguson declared that he would not cut his hair until Henry Clay, became President, the news of which resolution led to a like insanity in others and an age of un exampled .hairiness on that part of the border. ' For Samson and Sarah the most notable social event of the winter was a chicken dinner at which they and Mr. and Mrs. James Rutledge and Ann and Abe Lincoln and Doctor Allen were the gnests of the Kelsos. That night Harry stayed at "home with the children. Kelso was In Ins best raood. Come, he said, when dinner was ready. "Life is more than friendship. It is partly meat." "And niostlv Kelso," said Doctor Allen. ,"Ah, Doctor!. Long life has made you as smooth as an old shilling and nimbler than a sixpence." Kelso declared. . "And, speaking of life. Aris- tole said that the learned and the tin-learned were as the living and the CL" Tray lor say that he was in love with Ann." "I reckon he is, but he th'n't know how to show it. lie's never told her. 1 reckon he's mighty good, but he don't know- how to love a girl. Did you ever see an elephant talking with a criek- et?" "Not as I remember." said Harry. "I never did myself, but if I did. I'm sure they'd both look very tired. It would be still harder for an elephant to be engaged to a cricket. I doo t reckon the elephant's love would lit ti e cricket or that they'd .ever be able to agree on what they'd t;ilk about. It's some that way with Abe and Ann. She is small ami spry; he is slow and high. She'd need a ladder to gel v:p to his face, and I just tell you it ain't puny when ye get there. She ain't got a chance to love him." "I love him," said Harry. "I think he's a wonderful man. I'd right f r him till I died. John McNeil is nothing but a grasshopper compared to him." "That's about what my father says." Him answered. "I love Abe, too, and so does Ann. but it ain't the hope to die, marryin' love. It's like a man's love for a man or a woman's love lor a woman. John McNeil is handsome -he's just plumb handsome, and smart, too. He's bought a big farm and is going into the grocery business. Mr. Rutledge says he'll be a rich man." "I shouldn't wonder. Is he go i 113 to the spelling school?" "No. he went off to Richland today with my father to join the company. They're going to fight the Injuns, too." The shell sounded for dinner. Him started for the road at a gallop, waving her hand. He unhitched his team and followed it slowly across the blacli furrows toward the barn. He did not go to the singling school. Abe canto at seven and said that ho and Harry would have to walk to Springfield that night tnd get their equipment and take the stage in the morning. Abe said if they started right away they could got to the Globe tavern by midnight. In the hurry and excitement Harry forgot the spelling school. To Rim it was a tragic thing. Hefore he vent to bed that night he wrote a letter to her. APRON "WORN AS ORNAMENT Women of Czecho-Slovakia Don Gar- ment With a View of Attracting Masculine Eyes. In the villages and country portions of Czecho-Slovakia the women do not wear aprons as a badge of work. On the contrary the Czecho-Slovakia maid docs not put her apron on when she enters the house she dons it only when she is going out to capture the eye of some swain who long lias paid her court. And these aprons ustially are heirlooms. Green is the favorite color. Next in popularity come gold or yellow, silver, pink, blue, cerise and flaming rose. Usually the embroideries which display these colors are upon dark foundations. Some, however, are white. In both types gay ribbons'.some-times play a part. And often the white Qiutton sleeves of the waists are gay-ly embroidered to complete the radiant effect the wearer's apron lends as she strolls down the street or along the country lane. Their skirts are usually black and always short. Their stockings are for protection in their walks as well as for display. Some have small, bright designs "knitted Into the dull black. The waist-length jackets they wear are usually quite plain, save for the handmade lace around the bust and on the sleeves. The head shawls sound the varying color note. Hut it is in the cprons that the love of color is more clearly shown. Evil of Discontent. Discontent is like ink poured into water, which fills the whole fountain full of blackness. It casts a cloud over the mind, and renders it more occupied about the evil which disquiets than about the means of removing It. FeiUtam. Abe and Harry in ths Black Hawk -war. ill i tTO Iii: CONTIXUKD.) i i ! I i x . t

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