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THE FAimiOUNT NEWS for A Story of the Builders of Democracy BEFORE am AFTER CHILDBIRTH , Mrs. Williams Tells How Lydia E. Pinkham'sVegctable Compound Kept Her in Health Overpcck, O. " Lvdia E. Pinkham'ii Vegetable Compound helped me botn O 1 ? - - 1 Xj, V,t time By BACIIELLER an his faith in the future of Chicago had not abated. He wrote a long letter to Him recounting the history of his visit and frankly stating the suspicions to which he. bad been led. He set out on the west road at daylight toward the Riviere des IMalnes. having wisely decided to avoid passing the plague settlement. CHAPTER XXI. Wherein a Remarkable School of Political Science Begins Its Sessions in the Rear of Joshua Speed's Store. Also at Samson's Fireside Honest Abe Taiks cf the Authority of the Law and the Right of Revolution. The bey Joe had had a golden week at the home of the Rrimsteads. The fair Annabel, knowing not the power that lay in her beauty, had captured his young heart scarcely fifteen years of age. He had no interest in her younger sister. Mary. Rut Annabel, with ler long skirts and full form and glowing eyes and gentle dignity, had stirred him to the depths. When he loft he carried a soul heavy with regret and great resolutions. Not that he had mentioned the matter to her or to any one. It was a thing too sacred for speech. To Ho-1, in his prayers, he spoke of it. but to no other. He asked to be made and to be thought worthy. He would have had the wb.o'e world stopped and put to s'eep for a term until he was delivered from the bondage of his tender youth. T! at being imposille. it was for him a ad. but net a hopeless world. Indeed, ho re.tobvd in his sadness. Annabel was four years older than he. If he could make her to know the depth of his passion, perhaps she would wait for him. He sou eh t for self expression in The Household Rook of IVetry a sorrowful and pious volume. He could fint no ladder of rhyme with an adequate reach. He emhavored to build one. He wrote melancholy verses anil letters, confessing his passion, to Annabel, which s'ae did not encourage, but which she always kept and valued for their ingenuous and noble ardor. Some of these Anacreontics, are among the treasures inherited by her descendants. They were a matter of slight importance, one would say, but they mark the beginning of a great career. Immediately after his return to the new home In Springfield, the boy, Josiah. set out to make himself honored of his ideal. In the effort he made himself honored of many. His eager brain had soon taken the footing of manhood. A remarkable school of political science had begun its sessions in the little Western village of Springfield. The world had never seen the like of it. Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A Douglas E. P. Raker, O. H. Browning. ,Toso R. Thomas, ami Josiah Lambom a most unusual array of talent as subsequent history has proved were wont to pit t her around the fireplace in the rear of Joshua Speed's store, eve nines, to discuss the issues of the time. Samson an4 his son Joe came often ro hear the talk. Douglas looked like n dwarf among those long-geared men. He was slight and short, being only about five feet tall, but he had a big. round head covered with thick, straight, dark hair, a bulldog look and a voie-o like thunder. Douelas and Lincoln were In a heated argument over tie admission of slavery to the territories the firs night that Samson and Joe sat down with them. "We didn't like that little rooster of a n an. he bad such a high and mighty way with him and so frankly opposed the principles we believe in. He was an out-and-out pro-slaory man. He would have every state free to regulate iis domestic institutions. In Its own way. sitbjivt only to the t?onstttu-tien .of the Vnited States. Lincoln held that it amounted to saying Mhat If one man chose to enslave another no third party shall be allowed to object. In the course of the argument Dong-las alleged that the Whigs were the aristocrats of the country. "That reminds me of a night when I was speaking t Havana. said Honest Abe. "A man with a ruffied shirt and n massive pold watch chain pot up and charged that the Whigs were aristocrats. Douglas in his broadcloth and fine linen reminds me of that man. Em not going to answer Doug" as as I answered him. Most of the Whigs I know are my kind of folks. I was a poor hoy working on a flathoat at eight dollais a month and had only one pair of breeches and they w-ere buckskin. If you know the nature of buckskin, you know that when tt Is wet and dried by the sun It will shrink and my breeches kept shrinking and deserting the sock area of my legs until several Inches of them were hare above my shoes. Whilst t was growing longer they were growing Shorter and no much ttgtiter that tboy left a hlue streak around my legs which can b- seen, to this day. If yon call that afstocracy t know f one Whig that U an IRVING "Rut look at the New England tyie of Whig exemplified by the Imperious and majestic Webster," said Douglas. Webster was another poor lad." Lincoln answered. "His father's home was a log cabin in a lonely land until about the time Daniel was born, when the family moved to a smau irame house. His is the majesty hf a great Intellect.' There was much talk of this sort until Mr. Lincoln excused himself to walk home with his two friends who had just returned from the North, be ing eager t learn of Samson's visit. The latter gave him a full account of It and asked him to undertake the collection of Rrimstead's note. "I'll get after that fellow- right aw ay," said Lincoln. "I in glad to get a chance at one of those men who have been skinning the farmers." They sat down by the fireside in Samson's house. 'Moo has decided that he wants to be a lawyer," saiel Samson. "Well. Joe. we'll all do what we cm to keep vou from being a shotgun lawyer," Abe Lincoln began. "Eve got a good first lesson for you. I found it in a letter which Unfits Choate had written to Judge Davis. Pn it he says that we rightly have great respect for the doeisior.s of the majority, but that the law is something vastly greater and tnore sacred than the verdict of any majority. The law, he says, 'comes down to us one mighty and continuous stream of wisdom and experience- accumulated. ancestral, widenine and deepening and washing itself clearer a it rims or,, the agent of civilization, the builder of a thousand cities. To have lived through ages of urn-easing trial with the passions, interests and affairs or men. to have lived through the drums and tramplings of conquest, through revolution and reform and all the changing cycles of opinion, to have attended the progress of the race and gathered unto itself the approbation of clvl"-izod humanity is to have prowl that it carries in it some spark of immortal life." Tlte face of Lincoln changed as he recited the lines of the learned and distinguished law j or of Masachu-chusetts. "His face glowed like a lighted lantern when he began to say those eloquent words," Samson writes in his diary. "He wrote them down so that Josiah could commit them to memory." "That Is a wonderful statement." Samson remarked. Abe answered: "It suggests to me that the voice of the people In any one generation may or may not be inspired, but that the voice of the best lcion of all ages, expressing their sense of justice and of right. In the law. is and must be the voice of t.ot. The spirit and hotly of its decrees are a5 indestructible as the throne of Heaven. Vou can overthrow them but until their power is re-established, as surely It will be. you will live in savagery." "Yon do not dotty the right of revolution. "No, but I can set4 no excuse for .it in America. It has remained for us to add to the body of the law the Idea that tr.en are created five and equal. The lack of the saving principle In the codes of the world has boon the great cause of injustice and oppression." Honest Abe rose ami walked up and down the room in silence for a moment. Then he added: Choate phrased It well when he said: 'We should beware of awaking the tremendous divinities of change from thtir long sleep. Let us th'nk of that when wo consider what we shall do with the evils that afflict us.' The boy Joe had boon deeply Interested In this talk. "If you'll lend me a book, I'd like to begin studying," he said, "There's time enough, for that," said Lincoln. "First, I want you to understand what the law Is and what the lawyer should be. You wouldn't want to be a pettifogger. Choate Is the right model. He has a dignity suited to the greatness of his chosen master. They say that before a Justice of the peace. In n room no bigger than a shoemaker's shots his work is done with the same dignity and care that he would show In the supreme court of Massachusetts. A newspaper says that in a dog case at Reverly he treated the dog as If he were a Hon and the crabbed old squire with the consideration due a chief justice." 'He knows how to handle the English language, Samson observed. "He got that by reading. He Is the host read man at the American bar and the best Rlble student. There's a lot af work ahead of you, Joe, before you are a lawyer, and when you're admitted success comes only of the capacity for work. Rrougham wrote the peroration of his sjnpoch In defense of , Queen Caroline nineteen times.' "t want to be a great orator, the boy exclaimed with engaging frankness. "Then you must remember that character Is the biggest part of It. Honest Abe declared. "Great thoughts come out f a great character ami only out of hat. They wCll ftitno BEST LOCATION OF HOG LOT Simple Precaution May Be Means of Preventing Spread of Cholera-Isolate New Stock. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) When hog cholera sweeps through a neighborhood, i causing the death of hundreds of animals, a simple precaution, as the proper location of the hog lot, may be the means of preventing infection. , Where not to have the hog lot Is pointed out and other suggestions on the control and eradication of this disease are given in a leaflet published by the United States Department of Agriculture. Hog lots should be located a way from streams und highways. Free range, streams, Irrigation canals, etc., help In the spread of cholera outbreaks. Don't visit neighbors' hog lots or allow neighbors to visit yours if they have sick hogs. Infection may be carried by teams and wagons from highways; don't drive into hog lots. Isolate for at least two weeks all new stock hogs and those just returned from exhibitions and sales. Don't borrow or lend hogs for breeding purposes if cholera Is in the community. Rurn to ashes or bury four feet: deep all animals that die on the farm and the unused internal organs of slaughtered animals, since they attract dogs. which may carry infection. If cholera I appears in the neighborhood, confine I your dog and encourage others to do likewise. Immunize herds located dangerously near infected centers. Care- ; ful attention to the feeding and ban- j dling of the herd after immunization Is ; an Important matter. Mange, lice and worms lower the vitality of hogs and , render them more susceptible to dis- i ease. If cholera appears in the herd, post warning notices so your neighbors will know about It. suggests the department. Have all susceptible hogs im munized at once by some one with peeial training and experience, pref erably to a competent veterinarian. Insist that the temperature of all hogs be taken at time of treatment and an Increased dose of serum given to those showing a temperature of KVl degrees F. or over. Confine all treated hogs to limited, clean quarters; keep on light, restricted diet for at least two weeks A Healthy Pork Family in the Alfalfa Field. and give plenty of pure drinking water. Anti-hog-cholera serum Is not a cure, hut when used ns soon as cholera appears in a herd it seems to have a favorable effect on some animals In the very early stage of the disease. Don't rely, on serum to cure sick hogs; it Is primarily a preventive. If the tlisease comes to your farm and runs its course, disinfect thoroughly afterwards all places where sick hogs have been. First, remove all Infected manure and spread on fields inaccessible to hogs. Hum all litter, ' rubbish and old troughs from infected pens and lots. Turn over portable hog houses, exposing the Interior to sunlight. Thoroughly clean pens and buildings In which sick hogs have been kept, and disinfect by spraying with compound cresol solution, one part to 30 parts of soft water. In summer, pastures and lots are usually made safe within three weeks by the action of sunlight. Fill, drain, or fence off mud wallows. Disinfect and board oft all runs underneath buildings. Destroy hogs that don't fully recover; they may carry cholera Infection. SHOULD NOT MATE TOO SOON For Best Results, Angora Goats Must Ba Allowed to First Attain Full Maturity. Angora goats of Jioth sexes will sometimes mate when five months old and often at six months, but from the fact that they are at this age but a month or two from weaning time, and are not nearly full grown, It Is obvious that they should not he permitted to mate. They reach maturity w:hen about 10 or IS months old, and they ought not to mate before that time. If mated earlier the kids will not be so strong or so well developed. They are In their ' prime when two or six years old, but with proper ..feeding In winter; they have been known to breed,. regularly sunti 15 years old. The average life "of a goat Is about 12 years. There should be no tendency to keep does until they are very old, unless they bring extra good kids. baby was born, i suffered with backache, headache, wa generally run down and weak. I saw Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound advertised in the newspapers and decided to try it. Now I feel fine, take care of my two boys and do my own work. I recommend your medicine to anyone who is ailing. You may publish my testimonial if you think it will help others. Mrs. Carrie WiLUAMS,Overpeck, Ohio. For more than forty years Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has been restoring women to health who suffered from irregularities, displacements, backaches, headaches, beanng-down pains, nervousness or "the blues. Today there is hardly a town or hamlet in the United States wherein some woman does not reside who has been made well by it. That is why Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is now recognized as the standard remedy for such ailments. No Soap Better For Your Skin Than Cuticura Sa? 2Sc, Ointment 25 and 50c,TIcm 25c SQUEEZED TO DEATH When the body begins to stiffen and movement becomes painful it i3 usually an indication that the kidneys are out of order. Keep these organs healthy by taking COLD MEDAL The world's standard remedy for kidney, liver, bladder and uric acid troubles. Famous since 1696. Take regularly and keep in good health. In three sizes, all druggists. Guaranteed as represented. Look (or th nam Cold Medal on every box and accept no imitation Good Enougo. "I think Sonnd.so will make a rood man to appoint as judge." "Hut, goornor, ho Is not a profound lawyer." "Maybe not, but he lias a large fund of common sense.' MOTHER! CLEAN CHILD'S BOWELS WITH CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP Kven 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, give a teaspoonful to cleanse the liver and bowels. In a few hours you can see for yourself how thoroughly it works all the constipation poison, sour bile and waste 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 ami children of all ages printed on bottle. Mother! You must say "California" or you may get an imitation rig syrup. Advertisement. In Wrong. "Our esteemed colleague showed himself to put some rather questionable language Into ttie Congressional Record." "Yes," replied Senator Sorghum. "I tiui afraid he has made a mistake In applying his talents to politics. He ought to be writing dialogue for some of the musical shows." Just say to your grocer Red Cross Ball Blue when buying bluing. You will be more than repaid by the results. Once tried alw..ys used. Advertisement. country's i imber Situation. The original forests of the United States have been estimated to contain S22,000,(00 acres, which has been reduced by cutting, cultivation and burning to ir7,XX),000 acres. Sixty per cent of the original timber is gone. The consumption is five times greater than the production. Our tremendous consumption of lumber has been a potent factor In elevating our standard of living and It Is urged that we do not curtail our consumption, but rather Increase our production. " I1RW nomine ur Clean -CI 11-HV VfrHo for Fra f Care Book Merino Co.CMaa(o.Oj fx rvee i-i CHAPTER XX Continued. CO The young man disappeared through the door of the private onu-e and soon returned and conducted Samson into the presence of Mr. Davis. The two men recognized oath other. "Well, sir, what is it about?" the Sonne speculator demanded. "The daughter of my old friend, .Tack Kelso, owes you some money and I want to pay it," said Samson. "Oh, that Is matter between Miss Kelso and me." Mr. Pa vis spoke politely and with a smile. "Not exactly since I knew about it," Samson answered. I refuse to discuss her affairs with you," Daxis declared. "I suppose yen mistrust me." said Samson. "Well. I've offered to pay you and I'm going to make it plain to them that they don't have to w .rry any more about the money yon lo.-.nod them." "Very well, I bid yen g.v.V nomine" "Don't be in a hrrry." Sr.m-en answered. "I httve a note of live thousand dollars atrainst ynt. It is indorsed to me by Henry Hrimtead and I want to ovCloei it." "I refuse to pay it" Davis promptly answered. "Then I sh..ll have to put it in the hands of a lawyer." said Samson. "Put it where you like but don"t consume any more of my time." "ttr.t yonil have to hear me say that I don't think yt n"re horet." "I have hor.r3 yen." Dais anwere-1 ca tm 1 v. Samson withdrew and went to th.e horve of Mrs. Kelso. He found her with tt'm's boy in h. r h p a l and-some little lad. thrW a lit over two years old at the hove on t.a Salle street. Samson -dd - f the failure of TMms letter to reach him and of his offer to return the money which Da-vis had paid for their reiief. "I don't like the- man and ! don't want yon to Ve under oV.rgatlon to hint," said Samson. 'The story of Harry's derth wrs false rrtd I think that he is respens-ble for it. He wanted her to -rry him richt away after that of course. And she wont to the plague settlement to avoid marriage. I knew her better than yen d- . . - . "sr.e I'.as reau r.im npr.i. iter soui iiks looked into his soul and it keeps her awny from him." Hut Mrs. Keiso could believe no evil of her benefactor, nor would she promise to cease depending " his bounty. Samson v.-as a l;ttle dishearteno 1 by the visit. He wer.t to see John Went-worth, the editor of the iVmcerat, of whose extreme Ur.gth Mr. Lincoln had humorously spoken in his presence. The young New Lnehvr.der was seven feet tall. He welcomed the broad-shouldered man front Sangamon county and began at cr.ee to q-tion him about Honest Abe r.nd 'Steve" Ioug-las rnd O. H. IVrownirg and. F.. P. Raker and all the able men of the middle counties. At the first opportunity Samson came to the business of his call the mischievous do regarding Harry's death which, hnd appeared in the IVmoorat. Mr. Went w orth w ent to the proofroom nr.d found the manuscript of the article. Sanson tM of the evil it had wrought rnd conveyed .t suspicions to the editor. "Davis is rather unscrupulous." said Wentworth. "We know a lot about Mm in this o.ho." Samson looked at the article and presently said: "Here is a note that he pave to a friend of mine. It looks to tue ns If the note and the :mile were written by the same hand." Mr. Wentworth compared the two and said. "You are richt. The same person wrote them. Put it was not Davis, Yb.en Samson left the office of the tVmoerat he had accomplished little save the confirmation of his suspicions. There was nothing he could do about it. He went to F.li Fredonherg. "What has Davis done to you?" Samson asked, recalling where he had met KM that morning. Eli explained that he had borrowed Money from Davis to tide him o-er the hard times and was paying 12 per cent for It. "Dis morning t pet dot letter front his secretary." he said as he passed letter (to Samson. It was a demand for payment In the handwriting of. the ttrimstead ttote and had some effect on this little his tory. It conveyed definite knowledge ot the authorship of a malicious false hood, tt aroused the anger and sym pathy of Samson Traylor. In the eon dltlons then prevailing EH was un able to ret the money. He was In danger of lostng his business. Usm Son spent the day Investigating the affairs of the merchant. His hanker and others spoke well of fcial. He vas ald to be a man of character and credit embarrassed by the unexpected Scarcity of gtwd money. So It came about th.t, before he left the hew city, Samson bought a fourth Interest In the business of Ell Fredenherg. ihe bnts he owned were then worth less f-tan i en aad bought them, hut even if you have little learning and none of the graces which attract the eye. Rut you must have a character that Is ever speaking, oven when your lips are silent. It must show in your life and fill the spaces between your words. It will help you to choose and charge them with the love of greal things that' carry conviction. "I remember, when I was a boy over in tientryville, a shaggy, plain-dressivl man rode up to the door one day. Il? had a cheerful, kindly face. His character began to speak to us before he opened his mouth to asit for a think of water. ' I don't know who you are,' my father said. "Rut I'd like it awful well if you'd light and talk to us. He did and we didn't know till he had gene that ho was the governor of the state. A good character shines like n candle on a dt.rk niciu. Yon can't Harry Told of His Advetuures in the Great Swamps. mistake it. A firetly rt"t hold lus ! light long enough to compete with It "Webster said In the Knapp trial. 'There is no evil that we cornier either face or fly from but the ccn-seioiistirs if dntv dlresriirded "A great truth like that makes won- deffnl music on the lips of a sincere i man. An orator must be a lover and discoverer of such unwritten laws." It was nenring midnight when they hoard footsteps on the board walk in ; front of the house. In a moment : II:! rry Needles entered in cavalry mil-form with line top hoots and silver 1 spurs, erect its a young Indian brave j and bronzed by tropic suns. j "Hello T' he s:;!d as he took oiT his belt and oi:Miking saber. "I hang up my sword. I have bad enough of war." He had ridden across country from the boat landing and. arriving so late, had left his horse at u livery stable. "I'm lucky to find you and Abe and Je all up and waiting for me.' he said as he shook their hands. "How's icotherV" 'Tin weil." Sarah called from tie top of the stairway. "I'll bo down in a minute.' l-r un hour or mete they .sat by the fireside while Harry told of his adventures in the great swamps C southern Florida. "I've done my share of the fight ing," he said at length. "I'm golns north tomorrow to find Itlni ami her mother. "I shall want you to serve a com plaint on one Lionel Davis," said Mr. Lincoln. "I have one of my own to serve on him, Harry answered. "1'ut I hope that our case can be settled out of court." "I think that I'll go with you as far as Tazewell county and draw the pa pors there," said Lincoln. When the latter had left for his lodgings and Joe and his mother had ftone to bed. Samson told Harry th details of his visit to Chicago. "She may have taken the disease and died with It before now " sMd the young man. "I'll be on my way t Honey Creek In the morning. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Humor Saparior to Wit. Wit, bright, rapid and blasting na the lightning, Hashes, strikes and vau ishes In an Instant; humor, warm ana all-embracing as the sunshine Itathes its object in a genial and auldftig light. Whipple. . Thought Teacher Dens. A teacher tried to Impress on tha child's mind the sound of the letter wa' by having him repeat It .several times In different wards, netting tired of the repetition the child looked at the teacher and said ; "Donl Jot knew tt yetT -y !vy - ',ri VM Vi $Ti k T' x Yvi &Tf-v-rZx? IV 1 'isEJlfeall If 0 v x'f'ml?m h ;.i l I .-; IB Arts ! 'J ) J i j j

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