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THE FAIRMOUNT NEWS 03 HEED nUlTflLIZEn O Yd ere BOt f ecKnf fit. YorrT fcKxf A Story of the Builders of Democracy cm to ret. bare nnaKu -; area uo iwr t v - r - " rest, gontii cwrnipw- - very lenou the mr.ncr. think. bat yoo know yon are FOR not there w tne pocca od the pep. lheiyinp- toms re tnote ot aya- vour.'G temio CiltrrB, which matt A. Mami for i tine AMes ot be t AND OLD leered. IRVING By BACHELLER PrrreJ ft half the real remedy for vstemie catarrh. action, re-ru-na is direct and aatufmctorr. reatorea the aooetite. enrirhr rh. the catarrhal coiaoaa whirl, m an.;na troable and onta the varicaa nrfana in Mini. It see! all the torn of the old a'l tasks easy and Fine alter the grip working order. or There ia a ororaet and nlaatant . SOLD EVERYWHERE. TABLETS OR LIQUID. CHAPTER XII. 13 Which Continues the Romance of Abe and Ann Until the Former Leaves New Salem to Begin His Work in the Legislature. Also It Describes the Coloneling of Peter Lukins. The next day after his return, Abe received a letter from Ann. She had come over to the store on the arrival of the stage and taken her letter and run home with it. That Saturday's stage brought the new suit.of clothes from Springfield. It was au Indian summer day of the first week in November. That afternoon Abe went to the tavern and asked Ann to walk out to the Traylors' with him. She seemed to be glad to go. She was not the cheerful, quick-footed, rosy-cheeked Ann of old. Her face was pale, her eyes dull and listless, her step slow. Neither spoke until they had passed the Waddell cabin and were come to the open fields. I hope yoar letter brought good lie could be made a colonel." "I'll see what can be done, but if he gets that title he'll have to live up to it." "I'll make him walk a chalk line you see," the good woman promised as she left the store. That evening Abe wrote a playful commission as colonel for Peter Lukins, which was signed In due time by all his friends Hnd neighbors and presented to Lukins by a committee of which Abe was chairman. Coleman Smoot a man of some means who had a farm on the road to Springfield was in the village that evening. Abe showed him the commission and asked him to sign it. "I'll sign on one condition," said Smoot. "What is that?" Abe asked. "That you'll give me a commission. I want to be your friend." "You are that now, aren't you?" Abe asked. "Yes. but I haven't earned my commission. You haven't given me n chance yet. What can I do to help you along?" Abe was much Impressed by these kindly words. "My friends do not often ask what they can do for me," he said. "I suppose they haven't thought of it. I'll think it over and let you know." Three days later he walked out to Coleman Smoot's after supper. As they sat together by the fireside Abe said : Trv It . . j If you don't believe that time Is money, examine your pocket after you've been having a "little time. Before 1SS0 the peanut had little or no commercial value. Help That Aching Dack! Lame in the morning! A dull backache all day long! Worn ont when evening comes! The same old round of suffering! To endure such misery is both foolish and unnecessary, Find the cause of your trouble. Likely t's your kidneys and that nagging backache may be Nature's warning of kidney weakness. You may have sharp stabbing pains, a depressed feeling and bladder irregularities. Don't risk more serious kidney trouble. Help your weakened kidneys. Doan"s Kidney Pills have helped thousands. Ask your neighbor! An Indiana Case frrrj Urtfrt Tr a Starr" Mrs. G. Hatfield. Cor. S. Washington and McKinley Sts.. J a s o nvillo, lnd.. says: Following an attack of the "Flu," I was troubled with sharp twinges in the small of my back which pot so bad I could hardly do my work. My kidneys were weak and often my limbs and hand" would swell. I heard of Doan's Kidney Fills and they gave great re- lief." Get Doan'a at Any Store, 60c a Bos doan's "size FOSTER M ILBURN CO., BUFFALO, N. Y. u.- i i iNJr "-".;..;. a Vaseline Reg. U S. Pat. Off. CARBOLATED PETROLEUM JELLY A dean,counter-irritant for scratches, cuts, etc. Healing and antiseptic REFUSE SUBSTITUTES CHESEBROUGH MFGCQ (coNscuaiTjyi State Street Newark imo pin PLUG TOBACCO Known as "that good kind v cIry it and you will know why vigor and healthful elasticity which make life a io. Spanish Flo. Try it and see. She Had the Best of It. "And you tell me several men proposed marriage to you?" he said, savagely. "Yes, several," the wife replied. "In fact, quite a number." "Well, I only wish you had married the first fool who proposed." "I did." London Tit-Bits. MOTHER! OPEN CHILD'S BOWELS WITH CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP Tour little one will love the "fruity" ! taste of "California Fig Syrup" even if ! constipated, bilious, irritable, feverish. or full of cold. A teaspoonful never ; fails to cleanse the liver and bowels. In a few hours you can see for your- ' self how thoroughly it works all the sour bile, and undigested food out of the bowels and you have a well, playful child again. Millions of mothers keep "California Fig Syrup" handy. They know a tea-spoonful today saves a sick child tomorrow. Ask your druggist for genuine "California Fig Syrup." which has directions for babies and children of all ages printed on bottle. Mother! You must say "California" or you may get an imitation tig syrup. Advertisement. The Surprise Party. Kicker Did your wife come home unexpectedly? ' Bocker Not to herself. SHE DYED A SWEATER, SKIRT AND CHILD'S COAT Each package of "Diamond Dves" con- ! tains directions so simple any woman can rtye or tint her worn, shabby dresses, skirts, waists, coats, stockings, sweaters, coverings, draperies, hangings, everything, even if she has never dved before. Buy i "Diamond Dyes" no other kind then perfect home dyeing is sure because Diamond Dyes are guaranteed not to spot, 1 fade, streak, or run. Tell your druggist whether the material you wish to dye is ; wool or silk, or whether it is linen, cotton or mixed goods. advertisement. Hard Luck of Noah. A small boy, describing Noon's life in the Ark, wrote: "Then one morning Noah went out fishing but only for five minutes." The mistress asked him why he had put the time limitation. " "Cos there were only two worms !" was the reply. Cuticura Soothes Itching Scalp On retiring gently rub spots of dandruff and itching with Cuticura Ointment. Next morning shampoo with Cuticura Soap and hot water. Make them your everyday toilet preparations and have a clear skin aud soft, white hands. Advertisement. Careful. "Have you a careful driver?" "Very. None of the accidents he lias been in have been his fault." No ugly, grimy streaks on the clothes when Red Cross Ball Blue Is used. Good bluing gots good results. All grocers carry it 5c. Advertisement. Nearly 250,000 women sue engaged in hairdressing in Japan. v Copyright, Irving Dachellsr that'll turn 'em over and cut the crop quicker." "Say, I'll tell ye," said Brimstead as if about to disclose a secret. '"These great stretches of smooth, rich land just everlastingly rain the spurs into you and keep your brain galloping. Mine Is goin' night and day. The prairies are a new thing and you've got to tackle 'em in a new way. I tell you the seeding and planting and mowing and reaping and threshing is all going to be done by machinery and horses. The wheel will be the foundation of the new era." "You're right." said Samson. "How are you gettin' along?" "Rather slow." Samson answoied. "It's Lard to get our stuff to market down in the Sangamon country. Our river isn't navigable yet. V- hopa that Abe Lincoln, who . has just been elected to the legislature, will be able to get It widened and straightened and cleaned up so it will be of some use to us down there." "I've heard c.f him. They call him Honest Abe, don't they?" "Yes; and he is honest if a man ever was." "Is he go ng to marry the Rutledge girl?" was the query of Mrs. Brimstead. '"I d-n't think so," S.'.mson answered, a liitle sin prised at her knowledge of the attachment. "He's as huo it. mm 'A.'ter All, It's Heme," Said Simson. ! as Sam Hill and dresses rough ::n;l ain't real bandy with the gals. Some fellers are kind o' fenced hi with and awkwardness." "The boys around here are all finred jj. said A !;; '!. "There noliody here of my age !:u L?:n'.-y Vot ers, who looks like a h-!:, and a redheaded Ivish boy with a voo-n leg." ' The I'easii ys arrived and the me;i and women sprt a delightful hour traveling v.iihout weariness over iha long trail to iK-ioved scenes and th days of their youth. Every day's end thousands were going east on that trail, each to find his pot of gold at the foot of the rainbow of memory. Before they went to bed that night Brimstead paid his debt t Samson, with interest, and very conndenindly. It was a long, wearisome ri!? hack to the land of plenty, over frozen ground, with barely an inch of snort upon it, under a dark sky, with a chilly winri blowing. "After all. it's home," aid Samson, when late in the evening they saw the lighted windows of the cabin ahead. When they had put out their horses and come in by the glowing lire, Samson lifted Sarah in his arms again and kissed her. "I'm kind o' silly, mother, but I can't help it you look so teinutin'," said Samson. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Used Nature's Gifts. There are no indications that in remote time either oil or gas was put to much practical use as modern people 'understand that term, but there is little doubt that priests of the fire-worshiping cult which flourished in old Persia made "good things" out of the phenomena. Not far from Beku are the ruins of a temple of the cult wHkh is believed to have been in. existence -for more than 2.500 years. Tower beacons and altars are pnnided with channels concealed in the masonry, which demonstrate that gasfitting is not a crstft of modern birth. These channels led from fissures in the earth which once furnislted natural gas. . To thTs temple came pilgrims from all "-parts of the East as late as' the eighties of the last century. Besides the walls of the temple today stands a modern refinery, fumlshinjr an emphatic contrast in the old and new' use- of Naturn's gift ot oil aud gaa, p. yif Lip k, ilmg H,. Kr'l WW?- less," lie said. "They are like other men the world over. Some are kind and indulgent. If all men were like them slavery could be tolerated. But they are not. Some men are brutal in the North as well as in the South. If not made so by nature they are made so by drink. To give them the power of life and death over human beings, which they seem to have in parts of the South, Is a crime against God and civilization." "I agree with you," said Samson. "I knew that you would." the minister went on. "We have already had some help from you but we need more. I take it as a duty which God has laid upon me to help every fugitive that reaches my door. Yoii can help the good work of mercy and grace. If you hear three taps upon your window after dark or the hoot of an owl in your dooryard you will know what it means. Fix some place. o:i your farm where these poor people who are seeking the freedom which God wills for all His children, may find rest ami refreshment and security until they have strength to go on." Within after the visit of Mr. Lovejoy, Samson and Il.irry built a hollow haystack about half-way from the house to the barn. The stack had a comfortable room inside of it about eight feet hy seven and some six feet in heighr. Its entrance was an opening near the bottom of the stack well screened by the pendant l ay. But no fugitive came to occupy it that winter. Soon after the new year of 1S:$.j Samson and Harry moved the Kelsos to Tazewell county. Mr. Kelso h;d received an appointment as land agent and was to be stationed at the little settlement of Ilopcuaie near the home of John l'easley. Late in the afternoon Harry and Samson left the Kelsos and their effects at u small frame house in the little village of Hopeda'e. The men had no sooner begun to unload than its inhabitants came to welcome the newcomers and help them In the work of getting settled. When the gooi.-were' deposited in the dooryard Samson ami Harry drove to John I'eas-Icy's farm. Mr. l'easley recognized the big, broad-shouldered Verinonter at the first look. "Do I remember you?" he said. "Well. I guess I do. So does my barn door. Let me take hold of that right hand of yours again. Yes, sir. It's the same old iron hand. Marry Ann I" he called as his wife came out of the door. "Here's the big man from Vef-gonnes who tossed the purty slaver.' "I see it Is," she answered. "Aiu't ye comin' in?" "If you try to pass this place I'll have ye took up," said Peasley. "There's plenty of food in the house an' stable." "Look hero that's downright selfish," sai l his wife. "If we tried to keep you here Henry Brimstead wciild never forgive us. He talks about you morning, noon and night. Any one would thirik that you was the Samson that slew the Philistines." "How is Henry?" Samson asked. "Hi? married my sister and they're about as happy as they can be this side the river Jordan." she went on. "They've got one o' the best farms in TazeweMl county and they're goin' to be rich." "Yes, sir; I didn't think o' that." said l'easley. "Henry and his vif;j would holler if we didn't take ye over there. It's only a quarter of a mile. I'll show ye the way and we'll all come over this evening and have a talkin' bee." Samson was pleased and astonished by the look of Brimstead and his home and his family and the account of his success. The man from the sand flats was cleanly shaved, save for a black mustache, and neatly dressed and his face glowed with health and high spirits. A handsome brown-eyed miss of seventeen came galloping up the road on her pony and stopped near them. "Annabel, do you remember this man?" Brimstead asked. The girl looked at Samson. "He is the man who helped us out of Flea valley." said the girl. "Would you mind if I kissed you?" "I would be sorry if you didn't." said Samson. "Here's my boy, Harry Needles. You wouldn't dare kiss him, I guess." "I would be sorry, too, if you didn't," Harry laughed as lie took her hand. "I'm afraid you'll have to stay sorry." 'said Annabel turning red with embarrassment. "I never saw you before." "Better late than never," Samson assured her. "You don't often see a better fellow." The girl laughed with a subtle look of agreement in her eyes. Then came up from the bam the ragged little lad of No Santa Clans Landi now a sturdy; bright-eyed; .handsome boy of twelve. juThe- horses were' J and ''all went In to' supper." " " ' ' ' ' ' After. . "jUXPtr . .njSjne$ showed models of a mowing ina chine ' "with n cut ibar. .ix.,fpet longv "and. a plow which wou'd turn two furrows. "That's what we need on these praires." -aid Snmyeu. "Som6iIilu news. sa:c Abe. "It was very short," Ann answered. "He took a fever in Ohio and was sick there four weeks aud then he went home. In two months he never wrote a word to me. And this one was only a little bit of a letter with uo love in it. I don't believe he cares for me now or, perhaps, he is mar-tied. I don't know. I'm not goiug o cry about it any more. I can t. I've no more tears to shed. I've given him up." "Ti en I reckon the time has come for me to tell you what is on my heart," said Abe. "I love you, Ann. I have loved you for years. I would have told you long ago but I could not make myself believe that I was good enough for you. I love you so much that if you can only be happy with John McNamar I will pray to Qod that he may turn out to be a good and faithful man and come back and keep his promise." She looked up at him with a kind of awe in her face. "Oh, Abe!" she whispered. "I had rrmde up my mind that men were all bd but my father. I was wrong. I did not think of you." "Men are mostly good," said Abe. "But It's very easy to misunderstand them. In my view it's quite likely that John McNamar is better tnan you think him. I want you to be fair to John. If you conclude that you can rot be bappy with him give n.e a chance. I would do my best to bring hack the joy of tin old days. Sometimes I think that I am going to do something worth while. Sometimes I think that I can see my way far ahead and it looks very pleasant, and you, Ann, are always walking beside me Ih it. Before we take another stop I wish you could give me some hope to live on just a little straw of hope." "You are a wonderful man, Abe." said Ann, toucherl by his appeal. "My father says that you are going to be a groat man." "I can not hold out any such hope to- you," Abe answered. "I'm rather '.ptorant and Sadly in debt, but I rivkon Uifct I can make a good living Ei.d give you a comfortable home. Don't you think, taking me just as I 2ni, you .ouid care for me a little?" "Yes ; sometimes 1 think that I could love you. Abe," she answered. "I do not love you yet, but I may lonie time. I really want to love you." "That is all I can ask now," said Abe as they went on. "Do you hear rom Rim Kelso?" "I have not heard from her since June." "I wish you would write to her and tell her that I am thinking of going down to St. Louis and that I would like to go and see her." "I'll write to her tomorrow," said Ann. They had a pleasant visit and while Ann was playing, with the baby she ?eemed to have forgotten her troubles. They stayed to supper, after which the whole family walked to the tavern with them. When Ann began to show weariness, Abe gently lifted her in his arms and carried her. That evening Mrs. Feter Lukins called upon Abe at Sam Hill's store where he sat alone, before the tire, reading with two candles burning on the end of a dry goods box at his elbow. "I wanted to see you private 'tour Lukins," she began. "There's them that call him Bony Lukins, but 1 reckon lie ain't no bonier than the everidge run o' men not a bit--an', if he was, I don't reckon his bones orto be throwed at him every time he's spoke to that away." "What can I do about it?" Abe asked. "I've been hopin' an wishin some kind of a decent handle could be put tin to his name," said Mrs. Lukins. with her eye upon a knot hole in the count-. "Something with a good sound to it. You said that anything rou could do for the New Salem foiks rou-was gohV to do an" I thought may-ie you could fix it." Abe stnfied and asked : "Do you rant a titler "If tt Bifc'l ptcio owdacious 1 wisht "I've been thinking of your friendly question. It's dangerous to talk that way to a man like me. The fact is, I need two hundred dollars to pay pressing debts and give me something In my pocket when I go to Vandal ia If you can not lend it to me I shall think none the less of you." "I can and will," said Smoot. "I've been watching you for a long time. A man who tries as .hard as you do to get along deserves to be helped. I be lieve in you. I'll go up to Springfield and get the money and bring it to you within a week or eo." Abe Lincoln had many friends who would have done the like for him if they could, and he knew It. "Every one has faith in you," said Smoot. "We expect much of you and we ought to be willing to do what we can to help." "Your f;ith will be my strength, if I have any," said Al e. On his way home that night lie thought of what Jack Kelso had said of democracy and friendship. On the twenty-second of November a letter came to Ann from Dim KeJso, which announced that she was going to New Orleans for the winter wkh her hushand. Six dt'.ys later Abe took the stage for the capital, at Kutledge's ere all the Inhabitants of the village had assembled to bid him good- The Village Had Assembled to Bid Him Goodby. by. Ann Itutledge. with a fl old playfulness, -kissed, him got into the stage. -Abe's was waving In the air as back at his cheering friends stage rumbled down the ro: the great task of life upon was presently to begin In village of Yandalia. ash of her when he long arm he looked while the id toward which lie the little CHAPTER XIII. ' Wherein the Route of the Underground Raiirocd Is Surveyed and Samson and Harry Spend a Night in the Heme' of Henry Brimstead and Hear Surprising Revelations, 1 Confidentially Disclosed. Early in the autumn of that year the Reverend Elijah Lovejoy of Al ton had spent a night with the Tray-J Tors on' his way to the North. Sitting hy the fireside he had told many ; a vivid tale of the cruelties of slavery. "I would not have you think that all slaveholders are wicked and heart m mmmmWmw &hm$ngup Days Arc Here D-fl PED laaaaaaaaHHBIHH Ma t i j MMMMMMM V Wonderful to home seekers opportunities that cannot m m Bto Slnna Bo offers For 2 IS ii' r- oe from or buy repaid Fertile --land bas to the abundance, and m single their and Farm are growing good secured elsewhere. I he thousands ot larmers the United States who have accepted Canada's generous offer to settle on FREE homesteads farm land in her provinces have been well by bountiful crops. There, is still available on easy terms Land si $15 to $30 an Acre similar to that which through many years yielded from 20 to 45 bushels of wheat acre oats, barley and flax also in great while raising horses, cattle, sheep hogs is equally profitable. Hundreds of farmers western Canada have raised crops in a season worth more than the whole cost of land. With such success comes prosperity, independence, good homes and ail the comforts conveniences which make life worth living. Gardens, Poultry, Dairying sources of income second only to grain and stock raising. Attractive climate, good neighbors, churches; schools, markets, railroad fadtities, rural telephone, etc niaatrated Btararara. naps, desariptlan at farm M. I. JOHNSTONS Tractloa.Tenaiaal alii. . V. laaiuaaaui) lam. auHwUad Anirt, Be4. of ImmUiatlaa mm Colonisation, Ovmlnloa of Canada T ( f 3 A

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