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THE FAHU.IOUNT NEWS A Maui for A Story of the Builder of Democracy BRIGHTENS UE Children's Laughter a Pleasing Sound By IRVING BACHELLER s Coryrlpht, ttTtn BachIlr Altoona, Pa. "I am to tell you what Lydia E. t( www -rmM 3k 1 1 1 greater nor a ess dominion than that owr htmself. I hold that If our young man are to be trained to tyranny In a lot of little nipper kingdoms, our democracy will die. Abe made no answer. He was always slow to commit himself. "The North Is partly to Name for what has come, said Samson. I jrwess our Yankee captains brought over most of the nigjjec and sold them t the planters of the South. Thero was a demand for them, or .N MV.... . O Willi hcr have a little visit together? You must be prepared for a groat change In Ann. There's not much left of the poor girl. A bretth would blow hr away. But e wants to see you. It may be better than medicine. Who knows?" The two men went across to the tavern. Mrs, Kutlodge and Abe tiptoed up the stalrw-ay. The latter entered the room of the sick girl. The woman closed . the door. Ann llut-lodge was alone with her lover. There were none who knew what hapiened In that solemn hour save the two one of whom vas( on the edge of eternity, and the other was never to speak ot tt. The only record of that hour Is to he found In the face and spirit of a groat man. Yosrs later Samson wrote In a letter: l saw Abe when he came out of the tavern that day. He was not the Abe we had all known. He was different. There were new linos in bis face. It " Mrs. Jansscn's experience of interest to childless wives. Millston, Wis. I want to give you a word of praise for your wonderful medicine. We are fond of children, and for a considerable time after we were married I feared I would not have any. I began taking Lydia E. Pink-ham's Vegetable Compound, and it strengthened me so I now have a nice, strong, healthy baby girl. I suffered very little at childbirth, and I give all the credit to your medicine, and shall always recommend it highly." Mrs. H. H. Janssen, Millston, Wis. Mrs. Held of Marinette, Wis., adds her testimonial for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. She says: Marinette, Wis. ' I was in a nervous condition and very irregular. My doctor advised an operation. My husband brought me one of your booklets and asked me to try Lvdia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. It overcame my weakness so that I now have a healthy baby girl after having been married nine years. I am glad to recommend your medicine, and you may use my letter as a testimonial. Mrs. H. B. Held, 330 Jefferson St., Marinette, Wis. There are manv, many such homes that were once childless, and are now blessed with healthy, happy children because Lydia E. 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Pinkham's Private Text-Book upon "Ailments Peculiar to Women" will be sent to you free upon request.Write toThe Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn, Massachusetts. This book contains raluable information. ttnkham's vegetable impound has done for me. , Wa had six children die almost at birth. From one hour to nineteen days is all they hava lived. Before my next on was born I took a dozen bottles of your Vegetable Com pound, and 1 can say tnat it la the greatest medicine on earth, for this baby is now four months old, and a healthier baby you would not want. I am Bending you a picture of her. Everybody says ' That is a very healthy looking baby. You have my consent to show these few lines to anybody.' Mrs. C. W. Benz, 131 3rd Avenue, Altoona, Pa, - Every Individual. Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and Is important In some respect, whether he choses to be so or not. Hawthorne. 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The average man appreciates the loan of $3 today far more than he will a $500 funeral later. When death stares a man in the face and he lives to tell the tale he spends a lot of time telling it. he ..asked. "The whole' village is scared. Samson Traylor was here last night lookin' for ye." "I'm like a deer that's been hurt," said the young man. "I took to the woods. Wanted to le alone. Yoa see, I had a lot of thinking to do the kind of thinking that every man must do for himself. I've got the brush cleared away, at last, so I can see through. I had made up my mind to go down to your house for the night and was try ing to decide whether I have energy enough to do it. "Come on ; it's only a short step, urged the hi g-h carted Bowlin. "What I feel the need of. just now, is a week or tww of sleep," said Mr. Lincoln, as he rose and started down the long hill with his friend. Some time later Bowlin Green gav Samson this brief account of what happened jn and about the cabin: "He wouldn't eat anything. H wanted to go down to the river for a dip. and I went with him. When we got back, I induced him to take off hi clothes and get into bod. He was fast asleep in ten minutes. When night came l went up the ladder to bod. He was still asleep when l came down in Use morning. I vint out and did my chores. Then I cut two venison steaks. o;uii about the size o my hand and a half moon of bacon. I pounded the venison to pulp with a little salt and bacon mixed in. I put it on the broiler and over a bod o" hickory coals, I got the coffee into the pot and up next to the "ire and some potatoes in the ashes. I hasted a bird with baton strips and put it into the roaster and sot it back o the broiling bed. Then l made some biscuits and put em Into the oven. I tell yon. in a little while the smell o' that fireplace would have 'woke the dead honest! Abe began to stir. In a minute I heard him call : "Say. Uncle Bowlin. I'm gxin' to get up an eat you out o house and home. I'm hungry and I feel like a new- man. What time is itV " 'It'll be nine o'clock by the tima you're washed and dressed, I says. " 'Well, I declare, says he. 'I've had about sixteen hours o solid sleep. The world looks better to me this morn ing. "At the table I told him a story and got a little laugh, out of him. He stayed with me Uiree weeks, choring around the place and taking it easy. He read all the books I had, until you and Doc Allen came with the 'aw books. Then he pitche.1 into them. I think he has changed a good deal sinc Ann died. He talks a lot about Goc and the hereafter. In October young Mr. Lincoln returned to his surveying, and in the last month of ti e year to Yandalia foi an extra session of the legislature where he took a stand against the con vention system of nominating candidates for public oiRce. Samson wen I to Yandalia for a vis't with him and to see tho place before the session ended. The next year, in a letter to hi brother, he says: "Yandalia is a srnaU. crude village. It has a strong flavor of whisky, profanity and tobacco. The night after I got there I went to a banquet with Abe Lincoln. Heard a lot about the dam nigger-loving Yankees who wet trying to ruin the stale and country with abolition. There were some stories like those we used to hear in the lumber camp, and no etui of powerful taik. in which the names of God and the Savior were roughly handled. A few of the statesmen got drunk, and after the dinner was over two of them jumped en the table and danced down the whole length of it, shattering plates and cups and saucers and glasses. Nobody seemed to be able to stop them. 1 hear that they had to pay several hundred dollars for the damage done. You will be apt to think that there is too much liberty here In the West, 'and perhaps that is so, but the fact is these men are not half so hud as they seem to be. Lincoln tells me that they are honest, almost to a man. and sincerely devoted to the public good as they see it. I asked Abe Lincoln, who all his life has associated with rough-tongued. drinking men. how he managed to hold his own course and keep his talk and habits so clean. - 'Why, the fact is, said he, I hnv? associated with the people who lived around me only part of the time, but I have never stopped associating with myself and with Washington and Clay and Webster and Shakespeare and Burns and DeFee and Scott and BSackstono and Parsons. Oa the whole, I've been in pretty gocd company.' tTO BE CONTIXTJED.) Left Him Thinking. After a sermon hy an old colore-.t preacher one of the brethren sa:d to him : "Br'er Jenkins, how fur off, you reckon, hell is? "How old is you, Br'er Thomas?" asked the preacher. "Well, suh, ef I don't miss my kalker-lations I is sixty-foVV "Well." said the preacher. wen you wus l-orn Inter dls worl. hell wuz jes sixty-fo' years -off. an all I got ter say is. sf you ain't In sieht er it now. It ain't y' fault. San Francisco Argonaut. CHAPTER XV. 15 Wherein Marry nd Abe Rid Up to Spnnfidale Visit K'ss. Hiiro's was growls. In .tunc scores e-f prairie schooners, loaded with old am! .vns:. rtttled wfr the plains fror.i the Kasi. There w-ere m&ny Yankees from Ohio, New York and New Krc'and in tIM Jorg caravan. There were almost as many trlsh. who had set out for this Ur.d of plden r-reniise as soon as they hat! been M to sav mercy for a team and w-apNti, after reaching th new world. There were some Normans and "Scandinavians in the dust clouds of tho road. Steamers on the Illinois river scattered their living freight ionff Its shores. Those wvre largely f?vu Kentucky, southern Ohio. lYnn-s5vanla. Maryland and Virginia. The rail of tho rich and kindly lands- had traveled far and streams of life w-ere n.aklr.c toward them, to flow with Increasing speed an J valcmo for many years. IVcp'o in Sar.gnme? county had be--.;n to loam of tl thriving villace f Chicago in tho r.orth. Abo said that Illinois state of tho wvnul Wost ; bo tho Kmplre that a now ora of rapid development ar.d great prosperity was near. Ian-I was in treat demand ani thcro were trany transfers of title. Abo had more surveying to do than he wiss able to accomplish that summer. Harry was with him for some weeks. Ho eon hi earn two dollars a day wl:h AK whereas Samson w-as sble to hire a helper for half that sura. Harry a cv.ulMsr.t of his friend, ar.d when they wvre working at the northern end of tho county They borrowvd a pair of horse sr.d rode up to Kelso's house ami silent a Sunday there. TRlm mot them down tho road a mile or so from llopedale. She. too, w-as ot tho back of a horse. She reeeg- beioro str.nee atul wtvi hor hsnd and !.UTT:ei tovvr.rxl thonn wih a happy face. -Where an1 yoa j:vx:i.s sr.o ss.e. father and To see yon and yo;;r bother. ssiJ Harry. A sad Kvk ctitr.e into her eyes. . "If I had ;i stoi;e I woi:hl thro-v it at yon. she ssM. -Yhy: Harry asked. "ieeauso I have to cet us to bein aiiseraMo. r.nd hast r.s I bejrln to be resigned to it, yoi ce-rae :Jor.? and make rae harpy, and I have it all to i?o over ?aia. The yetm? man stojod his horse. "I hadn't thought of that, he said, aith a sad face. -It isat fair to yoa. Is it? It's rather selfish. Yhy riont yoa p to Brinste:idSv. tUm susr.cested. A beautirjl plrt over there is in love with you. Honestly, Harry, there isat sweeter jrirl in mil the world. I oaht cot to go there, either," Mid the young man. -XYhyTT "Because I mustn't let her think th?.t I care for her." So It happened that Harry went on trith Bira and Abe to the little house In Hopedale. They pat out the horses. The pirl csm artd sat on her father's kne. Harry sat down by the side of Abe on the crass in the oak's shadow. -It's a Joy to have the little jrfr! back again. said Kelso, as he touched her hair with his hand. "It is still as yellow as a corn tassel. I wonder it Isn't jray. "Tier eyes look as bright as ever today, said Harry. "No compliments, please. I want Jwi to be downright mean. Bira protected. Kelso looked cp with a sniile : "My oy. tt was Leonardo da Vinci who raid tXat'a man could have neither a V A "Where Are Ycu Gcirgr She Asked. azeil them before they were in hail-lC i!str.noo atvd wtvi hor hsnd and Popular Guy. First Farmer How's your son getting along In the city? Second Farmer Oh, Just fine. He's already on the pool committee of his dub. MOTHER, QUICK! GIVE CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP FOR CHILD'S BOWELS Even a sick child loves the "fruity taste of "California Fig Syrup." If the little tongue Is coated, or if your child Is listless, cross, feverish, full of cold, or has colic, a teaspoonful will never fail to open the bowels. In a few hours you can see for yourself how thoroughly it works all the constipation poison, sour bile and waste .from the tender, little bowels and gives you 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! Tou must say "California" or you may get an imitation lig syrup. Advertisement. Stow. "Has that yenns man ever attempted to kiss you?" "Xo, and I've given !dm every opportunity, too." No Show for Him. - "Is yotir husband much of a talker?" "Really, I can't say. I never gave him chance enough to determine." those Yankee pirates wouldn't have brought the niggers," Harry answered. "Both seller and buyer were committing a crime.' They established a groat wrong and i-.ow the South Is pushing to extend and give it the sanction of law, said Abe, "There Is the point of Irritation and danger. I hear that In the nest legislature an effort will be made to endorse slavery, said Kortv "It Is a d;mcvrous suh'oct, Alo answvrod. "Whatever happens, I shall not fail to express my opinion of slawry If I go back. "The time Is coming when you will take tho bull by the horns," said Kelso, "There's no fence that will keep him at home. "I hope that isn't true, Abe answered. Soon Mrs. Kelso called Bim to set the tab'o. She and Harry brought it out under the tree, where. In the cool shade, they had a merry dinner. When the dishes were put away, Percy Brimstead arrived with his sister AnnaM In their buggy. Bim went out to moot them and came into the dooryard with her ana around Annabel's XVttist. "D:d any one over see a lovelier girl than this:" Bim ashed, as they stood before the dinner party. "Her cheeks are like wild roses, her eyes like the dew on them whoa the sun is rising, said Kelso. A!o rose and said. "The day is passing. ' I'll start on with Tarsons and the pony and read my stint afoot. Yon come along In a few minutes. By the time jrou overtake me Til be ready to get Into the saddle. Half an hour or so after AW had gone, Harry's horse, which had been whinnying for his mate, bounded out of the stable ami went galloping down the road, having slipped his ha2ter. "He will not stop until he overtakes the other horse." said Harry. "You can ride with us, Annabel suggested. So the young man brought his saddle, and bridle ar,d put it under the seat of tho buggy and got in with Annabel and her small brother. Some two miles down the road Harry fvxmd Abe standing between the horses, holding the runaway by his forelock. The latter was saddled and bridled, while the buggy went on ahead. "That Is a wonderful girl," said Harry, as he and Abe were riding along together. "She Is very modest and gentle hearted. "And as pleasant to look at as the t'.owery taeadows. Abe answered. "I have promised to stop there a few minutes on owr way back. "It is possible Bim could got a divorce." said Abo, looking down Thoughtfully at the mane of his horse. Til ask Stuart what he thinks a1x;t it when I see hint again." "I hope you'll se him son." "As soon as I can got t Springfield." Next day a letter came from Doctor Alloa, tolling hint that Ann was far gone with a dangerous fever. Both Abe and Harry dropped their work and wont home. Ann vas too sick to see her lover. The little village was very quiet those hot s-asinier days. The sorrow of the pretty maiden had touched the hearts of the sin-pie kindly folk who lived there. For a year or more there had been a tender note in tV-eir voices when they spoke of Ann. They had learned with great gladness of her engagement to marry Abe. The whole eoir.nmnity .were as one family with its favorite daughter about to be crowned with good fortune, greater than she knew. Now that she was stricken dowru their feeling was more than sympathy. The love of Justice, the desire to see a great wrong righted, in a measure, was in their hearts when they sought news of the little sufferer at the tavern. There was no shouting in the street, no story-telling in the doorynrds, no jesting in the stores and houses, jro m?rry parties, gladdened by the notes of the violin, in the days and nights of Ann's long illness. Samson writes In his diary that Abe went about like a man in a dream, with no heart for work or study. He spent much time at the doctor's office, feeling for some straw of hope. One day late In August, as he stood talking with Samson Traylor In the street. Doctor Allen called him fror-s his doorstep. Abe turned very pale as lie obeyed the summons. Tve Just come from her bedside," said Doctor Allen. "She wants to see you. Bve talked It over with her parents, and we've decided to let you and 4 , Wa ft If jl- 1ft F Vlr.1 V ..!! I x f in: fc A. II; . s t- " Entered the Room of the Sick Girl. was sorrowful. His steps were slow. He had passed out of his young man hood. When I spoke to him, he answered with that gentle dignity now so familiar to all who knew him. From that hour he was Abraham Lincoln." Ann passed away before the month ended and became, like many of her kind, an imperishable memory. In her presence the spirit of the youn man had received such a baptism that henceforward, taking thought of her, he was to love purity and all cleanness, and no Mary who came to his feet with tears and ointment was ever to be turned away. CHAPTER XVI. Wherein Young Mr. Lincoln Safely Passes Two Great Danger Points and Turns Into the Highway of His Msr.hccd. For dtiys thereafter the people of New Salem were sorely troubled. Abe Lincoln, the ready helper in time of r.eed. the wise counselor, the friend of all "old and young, dogs and horses." as Samson was wont to say the pride and hope of the little cabin village, was freaking down under his grief. He seemed to care no more for work cr study or friendship. He waudered oi:t in the woods and upon the prairies alone. Many feared that he would lose his reason. There was a wise and merry-hearted man who lived a-mile or so from the village. His name was Bowlin Green. Those days when one of middle age had established himself in . the affections of a eouiaiunity, its members had a way of adopting him. So Mr. Green had been adopted into many families from Beardstown to Springfield. He was "everybody's "Uucle Bowlin." He had a most unusual circumference and the strength to carry it. His ruddy cheeks and curling locks and kindly dark eyes aad large head were details of importance. Under all were a heart with the love of men, a mind of unusual understanding and a hand skilled in all the arts of the Kentucky pioneer. He could grill a venison steak and roast a grouse and broil a chicken in a way which had filled the countryside with fond recollections of his hospitality; he could kindle a tire with a bow and string, a pine stick and some shavings; he could make anything from a splint broom to a rocking horse with his jack-knife. Abe Lincoln was one of the mr.ny men who knew and loved him. On a warm, bright afternoon early in September, Bowlin Green was going around the pasture to put his fence in repair, when he came upon yonng Mr. Lincoln. The latter sat In the shade of a tree on the hillside. He looked "terribly peaked-' as Incle Bowlin has said in a letter. "Why. Abe where have you been TT fi ill. A TPS Never say "Aspirin" without saying "Bayer." WARNING! 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