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THE FAIItMOUNT NEWS ASPIRIN INTRODUCED BY "BAYER" IN 1900 SUFFERED ALL A POHAH COULD Mrs. Meyer Finally Found Relief and Health in Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Orange, CaL "I always feel very 4&m WY vw&s lit feLifil uur, i gnesss. 10 int tneiuisuip f John Wentworth for me and Honest Abe. He kept it out of the papers. There v ere no complaints and the rumors soon foil jnto silence. The boy. -Mr. Nimtue, is a cunning little man. When he began to get belter, Harry loved to pJay with him and listen to his talks about fairies. The young man was aide to leave his bed. by and by. but lie didn't get over his weakness and pallor. H. had no appetite. I sent him with Nuckles into the Wisconsin w oods to live in the open. Then I took the small boy to Dixon with me in the saddle. IVnn had just got back to her work. She told he dirt. a cetachcu ti.uu. was U him a thing to he filled with value. Vet there were few men so deeply In love with fun. He lovi-dxto laugh at story-telling and to imtlch his humor with Thompson Camphei! a fa-metis raconteur and to play with children. Fun was as necessary to him as sleep. He searched for it In people and in books. He came often to Samson's house to play with "Mr. Nimhie" and to talk with Joe. Some of his best thoughts came when he was talking with Joe ami some of his met ri st moments when he was playing with "Mr. Nimble." He confe.-sed that it was the latter that reminded hi in that ho had better he looking for a wife. Ihit Lincoln was only one of ninny remarkable personalities in Springfield who had diseovered themselves and were seeking to lo discovered. Sun A STOftY OF THE XUILDEPS DEMOCRACY of Lionel Davis had been sutheiently revealed. Kvcn the credulous Mrs. Kelso turned against him. Mr. Lincoln's skill as a lawyer was recognized in the north as well as In the middle counties. From that day forlh no man enjoyed a like popularity in Tazewell county. When Samson and Harry Needles left the courthouse, there seemed to bo no obstacle hetwon the young man and the consummation of his wishes. Fnfortunately. as they were going down the steps " Davis, who blamed Samson for his tmubJes. flung an insult at the sturdy Wrmonter. Sam-sen, who ha I then arrived at years of tirm discretion, v ;s little disturbed by the anger of a man so discredited, r.ut 11: rry. on the sound of the hate Look tor Name "Bayer" on the Tab. lets. Then You Need Never Worry. ir you want the true, world-famous Aspirin, as prescribed by physicians for over twenty-one years, you must ask for "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin." The name "Bayer" Is stamped on each tablet and appears on each package for your protection against imitations. Advertisement. After Five Years of H. C L North I used to Iv wr, but proud. West Yes? North I am no longer proud. Baby's little dresses will just simply dazzle if Red Cross Ball Blue Is used In the laundry. Try it and see for yourself. At all good grocers. Advertisement. Fast Film Fun. North How came Brown to be play- ing in movie comedies? West He's a god runner. The Cuticura Toilet Trio. Having cleared your skin keep It clear by making Cuticura your every-day toilet preparations. The soap to cleanse and purify, the Ointment to soothe and heal, the Talcum to powder and perfume. No toilet tahle Is complete without them. 25c everywhere. Advertisement. ; Correctly Answered. ! A fool can ask more questions than a wise man can answer. Isn't that so" "I cannot answer yon. MOTHER! OPEN CHILD'S BOWELS WITH CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP Your 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 yourself 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! Ton must say "California" or you may get an Imitation tig syrup. Advertisement. Grirder Uses Any current. The use of an aluminum alloy housing and a patented pistol grip and trigger switch makes this portable grinder easy to handle and gives the oierator perfect control. While it is essentially a portable machine de- sisrned to oierate on either direct or j alternating current, an attachment sent with the machine enables it to be converted into a bench grinder in thirty seconds. This one machine will handle every grinding, cleaning, buff- i Ing or polishing job around the parage or shop. Popular Science Monthly. Unique Specimen. "I once kuow an eccentric man, stated old Festus Pester, "who when he had gotten the desired number on his telephone did not demand fiercely, Wh!z2 ziss?" Instead he invariably said civilly. This is John J. Poppen-dick. wishing to speak to Mr. Buck-over.' H;s funeral was the largest ever held in the neighborhood where he had resided, and thereat strong men broke down and wept like children, being convinced that they would never again see his like." Judge. When a man is unable to bear misfortune he is indeed unfortunate. 2 Z tVnn said 1 naa to nae crration- I L u tri-tor. and tJ- 1 eers which would gather and Drears:, t had displacement so K 1 t- tVat I COllld ;tjk.'cii - - hardly sit cfovm at 0d as if I rationed eve ry- vnav, a wcraaa could suffer Then advised me to take Lydia 11 Finkhams Vegetable cured and saved from the operation. I have told women cf your wonderful medicine times without number, and I am willing that you should use these facts and my nan-.e if you like. I also osed vour Corr.pound during: the Change, and 1 can do all my own work but the heavy part, and can walk miles every dav as I help mv husband in the office. " Mrs. J. H. Wfever, 412 South Orange St., Orange, California. It is quite true that such troubles as Mrs. Meyer had may reach a stage where an operation is the only resource. Oa the other hand, a great many women have been restored to health by Lydia EL Fir.kham's Vegetable Compound. saseime Kv:s-Pt.Ofl. PETROLEUM JELLY For burns, cuts, sprains and all skin irritations. Relieves dryness of scalp, REFUSE SUBSTITUTES CITCKlu?gIJolI flxTj. CO. State Strict " KWYork States and Automobiles. Pennsylvania bads the Union In the number of passenger automobiles registered, according to a tabulation prepared by the bureau of public roads. United States Department of Agriculture. The total number of such cars registered in Pennsylvania is 557,765. California had only several hundred fewer 537.231. Passenger automobiles in New York are esti mated, in the lack of complete information, at fA".G42. Other stares show- 000; Illinois. 512.541. and Texas, 412.-332. Nevada has the smallest number of recistrations. S.CSv. Wanted a Journeyman. Mrs. Newrich called at the studio of a prominent artist to have her portrait painted. "Will you kindly sit down and wait a few moments?" said the attendant. "Well, nn in a hurry. Is your master busy?" she asked. "Yes madam. He's encaged on a study. "On a study?" exclaimed Mrs. New-,rich. "Then Til go elsewhere. I want KU Tl 41.-1. 1H' livl liaillLl Willi his studies." I : f 3 1 i j j mv that Jlllphalet P.iggs had been i there. Ho ha 1 heard el" the hoy and wished to see him and demanded to kuow where he was. !, f(ar that Biggs would try to get possey ,,f 'Mr. Nimble I to.i him with me ui Springtield in the saddle. "I learn that Davis has recovered his heaith and left the city. A man can not do business without friends and after the trial Chicago was no pl.ue for hhu." CHAPTER XXIII. Which Presents the Pleasant Comedy of Individualism ir-th New Capital, and the Courtehip of Lincoln and Mary Tcdd. Sntiison, with "Mr. Nimble" on a pad stuffed with straw in front ot' him. joirued across the prairies and waded the creeks ami sjoughs on his way to Springtield. The little lad was in his fourth year that summer. Ht' slept end talked much n the v.;y and kept Samson busy with qner'r.-s about ti e sky and t'io creeks ;: I -.'.so at ti-overy meadows. They en-npod the tir: t night in a belt of timber and Sam. n wvi:s that the hoy "sieot sting .".gains! :ne with his h ad on ?;y art:.. He went to crying for his mother." lie adds: "it reminded me .f the o'.d days of lay ycung fatherhood. 'Mr. Nim'de' wanted to pick the !ie... s ,i;.d spl;v! his bare feet sr. every siream. It? the evening he would talk to the stars as if ho were plavir.g with then:. ! lie is like some of the grown foils in Chicago. He wou',-1 sit hanging on to the reins j'.nd tr.ik to the horse and to God by the hour. He used, to tell me that Ged was r. fri' t'd of his and I th'i.k he was right. It was good luck to get back to Sarah and the children. They took the little stranger Into their hearts. 'Heart rocui, house room' is the motto of this part of th" country." It was a new town to which Sikiim.ii returned. The governor and the state otlieers had moved to Springfield. The new capitol . was Hearing completion. The hard times which had followed ihe downfall of "IT had unjustly diminished Mr. Lincoln's confidence in his ability as a legislator. He enjoyed the practice of the law, which had begun to turn his interest from the affairs of state. Hut the pot of political science boiled before the fireplace in the rear of Speed's store every evening that Lincoln and his associates were in Springfield. The vi: anil wisdom which bubbled into its vapors and the heat that surrounded it were the talk of the town. Many came to witness the process and presently it was moved, for a time, to more accommodating quarters. Ilefore a crowd of people in the Presbyterian church, Lincoln. Logan, P.aker and P.rowning for the Whigs, and Douglas, Calhoun, Lamborn and Thomas for the Democrats, having assiduously prepared for the trial, debated the burning issues of the time. The effort of each fil.'ed an evening and Lincoln's speech gave him new hope of himself. Wise men began to have great confidence in his future. He had taken the Myle of Webster for his model. Ho no longer used the broad humor which had characterized his efforts on the stump. A study of the best speeches of the great New Knglander had made him question its vrJue in a public address. Dignity, rea-si ning and Inipressivcness were the chief alms of his new method, the latter of which is aptly illustrated by this passage from his speech in reply to Douglas in the debate mentioned: "If I ever feel the soul within me elevate rnd expand to those dimensions not wholly unworthy of its Almighty Architect, it Is when I contemplate the cause of my country deserted by all the world besides, and I standing up boldly and alone and hurling defiance at her victorious oppressors. Here without contemplating consequences before high heaven and in the face of the world I swear eternal fidelity to the just cause, as I deem it, of the land of my life, my liberty and my love." In these perfervtd utterances one may find little to admire save a great spirit seeking to express iisoJf and lacking as yet the refinement of taste equal to his undertaking. He was no heaven-horn genius "sprung in full panoply from the head of Jove." He was just one of the slow, common folk, with a passion for justice and human rights, slowly feeling his way upward. " His spirit was growing. Strong in Its love and knowledge of common men and of the things necessary to their welfare. It was beginning to seek and know "the divine power of words." Kvery moment cf leisure he gave to the study of Webster and Iiurke and Byron and Shakespeare and Bums. He had begun to study the art of Irving and Walter Scott and of a new writer of the, name of Dickens. There were four men who slept with him In the room above Speed's store, and one of them has told how he used to He sprawled on the floor, with his piiJow ami candle, reading long after the others had gone to sleep. Samson writes that he never knew n man who jn-t-rv'- xl the art of uslii? ubjt- as dry individuals were lifting their heads above the crowd, but not with tho modesty ;,ud self-distrust of Honest Abe. "Steve" Douglas, whom Samson had r. ferre 1 to nr. " that little rooster of a man." put on the stilts of a brave and ponderous vigor. His five-foot stature and his hundred pounds of weight did not iit the part of Achilles. P.nt he would have no other. He hi listen il much with a spear too heavy for his hands. Limoln used to call h!m a kind of popgun. This free-fer -ill joust of Individual-Ism one of tho nrsi fruits of freedom in the West ta.vo to the life of the little village a re ii tbivor oi" comedy. Tee great talents of Douglas had not been developed. His character was as yc shiity and si. a j-eh-ss. Some of I the Ie:id!nr cpitons ;et:!y distrusted him. Lincoln never liked t)d little Man, i" p; -!nr whom he .as to em to the ruh-e.-s cf Lis power m th:' p'at form. It is evident that Lincoln rog.--.rded hint as an a'de advocate of -maii sincerity looking ohu !:y for t e - advar.ri na rf. i:e-e is n passage hi th diary which P!"s rates o!;ara -ur ;.f Douglas sM.d ;. i 'r.'s !t:is-w,"d;.re of if. The p-i- i. r h.i.-s i a day In the f::!lt,'S ft '' I'"-'-. l.iteojll hi.ll no. re:i(hd in time to hear the speech of ids opp.iv !. A great crowd had .,. by train and hi v;r.'"'.is. Ti.'.tin.g adva't'rye of ids a-si-ii -e. !: .. da- had. ;; ii: d o'n "a liar, a cward and a sn at':."' and i'e'- ctnrcd i -.a , ae was L'meoht !: -ard f .j' 1 1 -i : be ua-ss ','. ,. ;e- it :i'ii ids and .- id f!J ! his speech : ! "I s!a !l :n-t tv.d with Judge long- !a. A tight, cm!! p'-'-.e nothing At issue iti this camp ;gn. it might prn that ha is ; more :.:usc. ;!;: a::n than !. or 'hat I am :i :r.o-e :!:;:!. r man than he. bur this au'.deat i not mert-.ioie-d in either platform. Again, h and I are really very good friends and when wo are together he would no more think of fighting nir than of fighting his wife. Therefore, when the judge talked about lighting, he was not giving vent to any i'l feeling, but was trying to excite well, let us say. enthusiasm against me on the part cf his a ltd lei ice." Justice accomplished her ends now and then with comic displays of violence in the prairie capital. One night Abe Lincoln end certain of his friends captured a shoemaker who hail heater his wife and hold him tit the riling pump while the aggrieved woman gave him a s- ur.d thrashing. So this phase of imperialism was cured In Springfield by " off the same dog." as Lincoln put it. One evening, while I'. D. Baker wan speaking in the crowded village eourt-room above Lincoln's oilice and was rudely interrupted and in danger of assault, the long legs of Honest Ab suddenly appeared through a scuttle hi ie in the ceiling above the phi t form. He leaped upon it and seizing a stone water pitcher defied siry one to interfere with the right of free speech In a worthy cause. So it will be seen that there wern zestful moments in these sundry vindications of the principles of Fcmocracy in the prairie capital. ITO BE CONTINUE.) CULTIVATE HABIT OF THRIFT Practice M:ana That One Will Be Ready to Seize Opportunity When It Ccraes. Practice thrift halntually. Make it as much a part of your routine as eating and sleeping. Get yourself systematized. Work on a definite schedule. Save regular amounts. Plan your work and your actions so that you will have no idlu time, no lost motion, no wasted energy. These are among tho sec rets of success, happiness and progress. The time to begin the cultivation of thrift habits is now. The most important me-sage taat can be conveyed to the people of this nation today is: "Get th thrift habit." Practice thrift not for a brief interval or intermittently, but habitually. Disraeli said. "The greatest secret of success in life is to be ready when your opportunity comes." This brief sentence furnishes one of the lest reasons for practicing thrift that ever has been given. It presents a phase of the question to which not enough attention is paid. Ordinarily tcrift s looked upon as a means of safeguarding one against possible emergencies or of buildiug up an accumulation of money for some definite purpose. But there are many unexpected turns in the pathway of life. Thrift Magnzino To Be Exact. "So you called on the famous novel 1st?" "Yes, said Mrs. Gawker. , "Did you had him fn a brow study T "Why. no. I think the room was 0r-ished iu blue." Birmingham Age-Car id. c CHAPTER XXII. 21 A'hercin Abe Lincoin Reveals His Method of Conducting a Lawsuit in the Case of Henry Brimstead et al., vs. Lionel Davis. They found many of Iav?s' notes in Tarcwoll county. Abo Lincoln's complaint represented seven clients snd a sum exceeding twenty thousand dollars. With the pallors in bis pocket Harry went on to the Honey Creek settlement. There he found lias' the plague l ad spent itself and that B?m had gene to a detention camp outside the city of Chicago, lie ws not ier-r.utttl to see her. tlv regulations hav ing beorae very strict. In th x eity ho ! went to the store of I'M Frederhorg. The merchant received him ni;! enthusiasm. Chicago had begun to recover from the panic. Trade was lively. Hairy spent the afternoon viil; Mrs. Kelsst arid I'ini's baby boy. lie wrote a very tender letter to Bim thut day. He told her that ho bad e-re to Chi-eaco to live so that ho might be near her and ready to help her if she iieed-help. "The same old love is in my heart tbat made rae want yon for my wife long ago. that has filled my letters and sustained mo i;i v.miit an hour of peril." he wrote. "If you really think that you must mr.rry Pa-vis. I ask you at 5e;:t to vai; fer trie developments of a s,-it Abe Lincoln is bringing in behalf of many citizens of Tarewell eeu::;y. It is likely that we sbaU know more than we do now l-eforo that ens- ends. I saw your beautiful l:ttlrt bey. lie looks so nr.uh like you that I long to steal him and keep him with me." In a few days he received this brief reply : "lear Harry: Tour letter pleased and pained me. I have been so tossed about that I don't know- quite where I e and. For a long time my life has been nothing but a series of emotions. What Honest Abe may be able to prove I know not. but I am sure that ho cannot disprove the fact that Mr. Davis has been kind and generous to me. For that I cannot ever cease to be grateful. I should have married him before now but for one singular circumtance. My little boy cannot be made to like him. lie will have nothing to do with Mr. Pavis. He will not be bribed or coerced. I saw in this a prophecy of trouble. I left homo and went down into the very shadow of death. It may be that we have been saved for each other by the wisdom of childhood. I must not see you now. Nor shall I set1 him until I have found ! my way. liven your call cannot make me forget that I am under a solemn promise. "I'm glad you like the boy. He is a wonderful child. I named him Ne-betniah for his grandfather. We call hlra Nim and sometimes "Mr. Nimble' because he is so lively. I'm homesick to see him and you. I am going to Dixon to teach and earn money for mother and the baby. Pon t tell anyone where I am and r.bovo all don't come to see me until in good heart I can ask yon to come. "God bless you ! HIM." In a few weeks the suit came on. Davis defense, as given in the answer, alleged that the notes were to be paid out of the proceeds of the sale of lots and that in consequence of the collapse of the bHm there had been no such proceeds. As t the understanding upon which the notes were drawn, there was a direct issue of veracity for which Abe Lincoln was exceedingly well prepared. His cross-examination was as merciless as sunlight "falling round a helpless thing." It was kindly and polite In tone but relentless in its searching. When it ended, the weight of Davis" character had been accurately established. In his masterly summing tip Mr. Lincoln presented every circumstance in favor of the defendant's position. With remarkable insight he anticipated the arguments of his attorney. He presented them fairly and sonorously to the court and jury. According to Samson the opposing lawyers admitted in a private talk that Lincoln had thought of presumptions in favor of Davis which had not occurred to them. Therein lay the characteristic of Mr. Lincoln's method !Ti a laWsui. "It was a safe thing for him to do, for he never took a case in which justice was not clearly on his side." Samson writes. "If he had beer, deceived ts to the merits of a case be would Imp It. With the sword of justice In Ms hand he was Invincible. A judgment was rendered In favor f the plaintiff for the full amount nf eia- rtt Tto ei-.;reter ful words, l.r.d leaped forward and .halt the spet-ulater a savage blow in tl.o faee which for a few seconds had deprived bim of the power of spen-h Vhat pvei.irg a friend of Davis called at the City hail with a challenge. The hol-hb'0od young s idler r.cceptod it againi the urgent counsel of San son Tray lor. Mr. Lincoln having l-ft the city. As to the details of the tragic scene that ro! lowed text day. the writer has little knowledge. Samson was nor the type of man for such a chronicle. The diary sjeaks of his part in it with shame and sorrow and remorse. We know that it was at daybreak when he and Harry rode to a point ci the prairie "something more than a mile from the eity limits." There he tells us they met Davis and one friend of the latter ami two surgeons. It is evident, too. that great secrecy had been observed in the plan and its execution and that, until some time after the last act, Lincoln knew nothing of the later developments in the drama of Davis' downfall. For the rest of the deploralde scene the historian must content himself with the naked details in the diary of a puritan pioneer. "I went because there was no escape from it and with the shadow of (Jod's wrath in my soul.' Samson writes. "The sun rose a we halted cur horses. We paced the Meld. The two men took their places twenty yards apart. The pistols rang out at the command to fire and both men fell. Davis had been hit at the left shoulder. My handsome boy lay on his face. The bullet had bored through his right lung. Before I could reach him he had risen to his feet to go on with the battle. Davis lay like one paralysed by the shock of the bullet. His seconds declared they were satisfied. I saw them take the bullet out of MVluLn :Mft'.'l J- A -!. The Two Men Took Their Places. Harry's back, where it had lodged under h's skin. I he!ied them put the wounded men into the wagon and rode to the home of one of the doctors near the city wherein were rooms for the accommodation of critical rases. leading Harry's horse and praying for God's help and forgiveness. I took care of the hoy until Steve Nuckles came to help me. ; Bim arrived when Harry was out of his head and didn't know her. She w as determined to stay and lo the nursing, but 1 wouldn't Jet her. She did not look tronc. I lomied her the money to pay the debt to Davis and persuaded her to go hack to her work In Dixon. She went and was rather heartbroken about it. "The surgeon said that Harry would live if lung fever didn't set in. It set In, but he pulled through. He tended slowly. I had some fear of vst. hot the conspiracy . of silence iUrpt le fCs ui- ver. It was r ml irKAr 1, 1 When a Federal Bureau reminds you - that children should not drink coffee or teawhy not think of your own health? The Federal Bureau of Education includes in its rules to promote health among the Nation's school children, the warning that children should cot drink coffee or tea. The reason is well known. Coffee and tea contain drugs which stimulate and often over-excite the nerves, and so upset health. The harm is by no means confined to children, as any doctor can tell you. If health is valuable to childhood, it is valuable always. If harm to health should be avoided until bodies grow up, is it worth taking a chance with health when bodies have grown up? - You can have that delicious and satisfying cereal beverage, Postum, with any meal, and be safe you, and the children, too. There's charm without harm in Postum. ( Postum com in two forms: Instant Postam (in tins) Efttd instantly in the cup by the addition of boi&nff water. Postum Cereal (in packages of larger bulk, for those who prefer to make the drink while the meal is being prepared) made by boflinc for 20 minutes. Sold by an grocers. The road to health is a good road for anybody to follow

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