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i. '.L THE FAffiMOUNT NEWS TO KILL RATS voice, hign pltcned at first, mellowed Into a pleasant sound. One sentence In Lincoln's speech at Ottawa thrust "The Little Giant" of Illinois out of Ids way forever. It was this pregnant Query : "Can the people of a United States territory in any lawful way and against the wish of any citizen of the United States exclude slavery from massed in the street waiting with tear stained faces for the end. Some of them were sobbing as we passed. We were admitted without delay. A minister and the doctor sat by the bedside. The latter held an open .watch in his hand. I could hear It ticking the last moments in an age of history. What a silence as the great soul of my friend was "breaking camp to go home." Feet Felt Stupid. Walter had been curled up. in the big armchair In the living itioni for a long time, reading his newest hook. Suddenly deciding to run out and play for a while, he got up and started to limp across the room. 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I was a delegate. The Xc-w Yorkers came in white beaver hats, enthusiastic for Seward, their favorite sen. He was the man we dreaded most. Many irt the great crowd were wearing his colors. The delegations were in earnest session the night before the balloting began. The hotel . corridors w ere thronged with excited men. My father hail become a man of wealth and great influence in Illinois. I was with him when he went into the meeting of the Michigan delegates and talked to them. He told how lie came West in a v;t;ii!i and saw the spirit of Amer ica in the water floods of Niagara and saw again the spirit f America in the life of, the hoy. Abe Lincoln, then flowing to.vard its manhood. When he s:tr down, the Honorable Poinds Flanagan arose and told of meeting tl Traylor party tit the F was driving an ox-'eam. ver lint ; how he had r wiien i tail Hi 1 - oeie.b, eted llieir good adice and e Vrke.l venison. and " lentienn n." lie said "I am w'JMng n whose ne. me take the word hallowed liv of a my m: dearest reco has ::OC- -aid And believing what he Jrakani Lincoln. I am for him on second ball"t." The giein Ifo-h lad. whom I rer.-.cm-ber di'tdy. had become a great poiiti-.:;! cV'ioftain and his words had much r!';,.oi. There wa ; a stir am aig the eg;' ro--. i tr-r!;oi ;um su"- i'-e t; " of Horace Givtley entering tl o Ills big. fr'l face looked rather s. He wore givd-bowed spoeta- lle was smooth-shaven save for Iket: white, threat beard that uce -or: came out from under his collar. His head was bald on top with soft, silvered lo. ks over each ear. They called on him to speak. He stop-pod forward and said slowly in a high pitched drawl : "Gentlemen, this is my speech: On your second ballot vote for Abraham Lincoln "of Illinois." . He bowed ami left the room and visited many delegations, and everywhere expressed his convictions in ibis forntuJa. Hacked by his tremendous personality and influence, the simple words were impressive. I doubt not they turned series of men from Seward to the great son of Illinois. Then the campaign with its crowds, its enthusiasm, its Vesuvian mutter-ings. There was a curious tomb of humor and history in its banners. Here are three of tlfin : "Menard County for the Tall Sucker." "We nr Tor oh! Abe th Giant-Kill er." "Link on to Lincoln." Tin n those last days in Springfield. He came to the ollieo the afternoon lR-fero he left and threw himself on tln lounge and talkei of bygne days with Herndon. "lolly, how long luive we licen together?" he asked. 'Sixteen years." "Never a cross word. "Never. . "Keep the old sign hanging. A Tittle thing Jike the election oT a President should make no change in the firm of Lincoln and Herndon. If 1 live. I'm coming hack some time and then well go rignt on with tne practice of tlie law as if nothing had hap pened." Then that Monday morning in Springfield, at eight o'clock, on the eleventh of February, the train bore liim toward the great task of his life. Hannah Armstrong, who had foxed his trousers iu New Salem, and the venerable Doctor Allen and the Briin- 5itod: and Aleck Ferguson, bent with age, and Harry Needles and F.iiu and tlnir four handsome children, and my lather and mother, ami r.etsey. my maiden sister, and Eli Frendenherg were there in the crowd to bid him gixwl-by. A piartet sang. Mr. Lincoln asked his f ri nds nd neighbors to pray for his success. He was moved by the sight of thein and -ould not have said much if he had tried. The hell rang. The train started. He vraved his hand and was gone. Not runny of us win stood, trying to ssee through our tears were again to look upon him. The years of preparation wei ended and those of sacrifice had began. Now, we are at the foot oc the !sc hill. For a long time I had seen it looming in the distance. Those days It filled my heart with a great " fer.r. Now. how I eautiful. hew lonely it seems! Oh, but what a vineyard on that very fruitful I ill ! I speak tow when I think of it. Harry Noodles and I were on our way to Washington that fateful night of April 14. JShVi. We reached there at an early hour In the morning. We made our- way through tlie crowded streets to the little house opposite Ford's theater. An officer who knew me cleared a way for us to the door.. Reporter!?, statesmen, citizens and their families were Friends of the family and members of the cabinet were in tn? room. Through the open door of a room beyond I saw Mrs. Lincoln and the children and others. We looked at our friend lying on the bed. His kindly face was pale and haggard. lie breathed faintly and at long intervals. His end was near. "Poor Abel Harry whispered as he looked down at him. "He has had to die on the crocs." To most of those others Lincoln wn the great statesman. To Harry he was the beloved Abe who had shared his fare and his hardships in many a lens, weary way. The doctor put his ear against the breast of the dying man. There was FV.I-. 1 -V V J.-f I , i M sir ', r.- V.VH ill if,, if',; s iii i. ' V ;io, ' 'Ke Eelc.ioi to the Agss." i moniont in which we could k-ices in the street. The d near '.or i !lO i-o-e ind said: "He is gone." Secretary Stat ion, who more rhi.: once hau spoi;on ngniiy oi mm. ci;:re to the' bedside and tenderly closed the eves of his master, saying: "Now, he belongs to the ages." We went out of the door. The sound of mourning was in the streets. A dozen hells were foiling. On the cor ner of Tenth street a quartet of m-proes was singing that wonde: ful prayer: "Swing low, sweet chariot, com in for to carry me home." One of them, whose rich, deep bass thrilled me and all who bean' it. was Roger Wentworth, the fugitive, who had come to our li.msj with F.im. 'ti the darkness of the night, long before. FT HE END. KNEW WHEN THEY HAD BITE Traveler Teils of Rats Who Used Their Tails as Fishlines to Catch Crabs. Captain Mom-ton in his "Expeti-tiees of a New Guinea Resident Magistrate," relates the following incident: "Having landed on an utterly barren island formed of coral rock and destitute of all vegetation, he-found it to be the home of an enormous number of rats. There was no trace of other animal life, and it was impossible to imagine how. except by continual preying upon one another, ft was possiiUe for these rats to Subsist. "While seated at the water's el'e, turning over the problem in his mind, he noticed some of the rats going down to the edge of the reef lank, hungry-looking creatures they were, with pink, 'naked tails. He stopped on the point of throwing lumps of coral sit them, out of curiosity to see what they meant to do. His curiosity was soon gratified. Itat after rat picked a tlattish place and. squatting on the edge, dangled its tail in the water. "Presently one rat gave a violent leap of a yard, landing well clear of the water, and with a crab cliugmg to its tail. Turning around, the -rat grabbed the crab and devoured it. and then returned to the stone. Other rats were seen repeating the performance." Many Had Idea of Velocipede. The velocipede was the father of the bicycle. The list ' of those who claimed to have made the invention would fill a column, ami a page would j hardly accommodate all those who de- i vised the improvements which made I the velocipede a really useful meaua locoiiiot ion. Itlancliard. the aeronaut, who described the Innovation in detail in 17TI, fs believed entitled to first hou-ors." The -Frenchman. Nieephore Niepee. appears as a good second in 1S18. Baroi. von lrais. tlernmn. takes third money with his "dandy horse." or draisei:a." which he patented in tlte same year. Women Athletes Too Energetic. With woifien who take up athletics the tendency is to overdo it, .says V. L. tleorge. England's foremost author-ttj on athletic xports. , , iie went up the steps to the platform. I aw, as he came forward, that he had taken the cross upon him. Oh, it was a memorable thing to see the smothered flame of his spirit leaping into his face. His hands were on his hips. lie seemed to prow taller as he advanced. The look of him reminds me now of what the famous bronze founder in Paris said of the death-mask, that it was the most beautiful head and face he had ever seen. What shall I say of his words save that it seemed to me that the voice of Cod was in them? The reporters forgot to report. It is a lest speech. There is ro record of it. I suppose it was seri'.hVd with a pencil on scraps of paper ami on the hacks of em elopes a? surdry times, airroeably with his habit, and committed t' memory. So tills mvat speech, called by some the nohVst oft'ort of his life, was never i rh.tod. I remember one sentence, re- lath - to the Nebraska bill. "I.'t u use ballets, not buJlets, Htrainsf ilv weapo'. s of violence, which are those of kin.-ra ft. Tin ir fruits arc the dy'ntr h,ld of the fearless Sum-: -r. the ruins of the Tree Slate' hotel, the staokinsr timbers of the H- raid of Freedom, the c rnor of Kansas 'hainel t s stake like a horse-thjef." In June. 1", he took the longest veil of nil. The IlepuMiepn state convention h:"'l endorsed him for the "l.s-ted State senate. It was then that h.e wrote on em elopes .and scraps of paper at odd moments, when his mind was off duty, the spec h be jin- r,im:: "A house divided against ilsclf must fall. Our government can not long endure part slave and part free." I was atinmg the dozen friends to whom h.e read that speech in the S;ate house library. Or.e said of those fust sentences: "It is a fool utterance." Another: "It is ahead of its time." Another declared that it would drPe away the Democrats who had late'y joined the party. Herndon and I were the only ones who approved it. Lincoln had come to another fork in the road. For a moment I wondered which way he would go. Immediately he rose and said with an emphasis that silenced opposition : "Friends, this thing has been held back long enough. The time has come when these sentiments should be uttered, and if it is decreed that I shall He Was Built for a Tool of God Tremendcus Moral issues. in go down because of this speech, then let me go down linked to tlw truth." His conscience prevailed. Tlie speech -was delivered. louglas, the Democratic candidate, came on from Washington to answer it. That led to Lincoln's challenge to a joint debate. I was with him through that long campaign. Douglas was the more finished orator. Lincoln spoke as he split rails. His conscience was his beetle. He drove his arguments deep into the souls of his hearers. Tho great thing about him was his conscience. Unless his theme were big enough to give it play in noble words he could be as comnionpJaee as any one. He was built for a tool of God in tremendous moral Issues. lie was awkward and diffident In beginning a speech. Often Ills hands, were locked' behind ,1dm. He gesticulated more with his head than his hands. lie stood square-toeI always. He never walked about on the platform. He scored his points with the long. hony. index finger of his right hand. Same-times he would hang a hand on the lapel of his coat as If to res If. Perspiration dripped from.hi face. His 11 ' I TTiSiMvi in ) CHAPTER XXV Continued. 2-1 On his return home Lincoln confessed that we had soon to deal with that question. I was in his office when Herndon said: "I tell you that slavery must he rooted out." "What makes you think so;'" Mr. Lincoln asked. "I feel it in my hones." was Hern-don's answer. After that lie used to sin ak with r.-ppoot of "Rill Hern Vns bone philosophy." His tora; in enress haviiur elided, he came bvk t ih law in partnership with William 11. lhrmhiu a man of character and sound jmlunu nt. Th -se day- T.ino':i w,re Mack trousers. -oat ami s; c!c. a wnist coast of snt'n an? a Woil'.'.'-jton Iii..h hat. was wc-nt o carry hi-. jjr --r in his hnt. Mary had wro !;; ur ;'t ch.9IV'" i-i f.: .-XT crT!-).! - ej!V!l-e. Tin v,"d t call Mm "a d-." ! !W'M" I ; -r'emher that on - V H kvi had Oraw: up a fictitious foui.ded cp. a shrrw.l ;i.nr.;':in l.'-ca l.in- ooln a;-;u;y ox:, -Is it f. urdc 1 . "No." I'.ev: .ion :i!.c-l the f ! t'" h. 1 ti -v eved. ! his 1; a. rs. 1 a-'v ""I'iiiy. !.. ih.'t we . , 1 at I'h a' Yf.: ! i. nv p." VOT-ei r.:!y that'-- s:notiv r Me. T' ci't let it lto (:: cursed thine: may :.'.' the face l.nc after tit's, forgotten." ; : "ad : o'.- a The us in I seen ha t jn the nmnh-atlv !i!.'r.-.K 1 t'ioTi .who whole he was not so coni-e as he had boon in his youn' lie suffered days of depn-s-n he -:.ii little. Often, in pany, he scented to be think- ing of things in no way connected with th" talk. Mary called him a rather "shut-mouthed man." II:rndoi used to say that the on'.y Ihir.e he had against Lincoln was his habit of coming in mornings and sprawling on the lounge and reading r.lond from the newspaper. The people of the town hned Vim. One day. as we were walking along the street together, we came, upon a girl dressed up and crying in front of her father's door. "What's the matter:" Lincoln asked. "I want to take tnc train and the agon hasn't come for my trunk." said he. Lincoln went in and got the trunk and carried it to the station on his back, with people laughing and throwing jokes at him as tie strode along. When I think of him. his chivalry Mid kindness come first to mind. He read much, but his days of book study were nearly ended. His learning was now got mostly in the school of experience. Herndon says, and I thtrk it is true, that lie never read to the end of a law book those days. Thft study of authorities was left to the junior partner. His reading was mostly outside the law. His knowJ-nlge of science was derived from Chambers' Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. He was still afraid of the Abolition Movement in 1S' and left town to avoid a convention of its adherents. He thought the effort to resist by force the laws of Kansas was criminal nnd would hurt the cause of freedom. "Iet us have peace and revolutionize through the ballot box." he urged. In 1S."4. a little quarrel in New York began to weave the thread of destiny. Seward. Weed and Greeley had wielded decisive power in the party councils of that state. Seward was a high-headed, popular idol. His plans and h!s triumphant progress absorbed his thought. Weed was dazzled by the splendor of this great star. Neither grave a thought to their able colleague a poor man struggling tt build up a great newspaper. An office, with fa'r pay, would have been a help in those days. Rut h.e got no recognition of his needs and talents and services. Suddenly he wrote a letter to Weed !n which ho said : 9 "The firm of Seward. Weed and Greeley Is hereby dissolved by the res-. tarnation of its junior member." When Greeley had grown in power and wisdom until his name was known and honored from ocean to ocean, they cried to make peace with him, but in vain. Then suddenly a row party and a new Lincoln were born on the same day in 1S."k, at a great meeting in Bloomington, Illinois. There his soul was to come into its stateliest mansion out of its lower vaulted past, for him the fulness of time had arrived. He was prepared for it. His Intellect had also reached the fulness of Us power. Now his great right hand was ready for the thunderbolt rhiei his spirit had been slowly forg-ffcg. Coi called him In the voices of ?sv Hf was quick to answer. ! ! X awTAW corrtRAS for worms, sutmus rem the blood, saltpeter for the kit. NETS. NtiX VOMICA, A TONIC AND PURE DAIRY SALT. USED BY VETERINARIANS 12 YEARS. MO DOSiNC ASK YOUR DEALER FOR BLACKMANS OR WRITE Blackmail Stock Rewept Company Chatianooga.Tcna. Toads Return to Old Pond. 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