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February 14, 1930

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 3

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1'TiroAY, M. .man. MTIW rA.UjX CJOUiUJSK. CUNM-JLLiSVILLil, FA. THTCED. Abraham Lincoln, A Man the Frontier In c o H ' - k l p r i n i ; A b t M h . i » Lincoln ] (roni tho p o i n t of vi;\v pr .;·' u c d hy i his l i f e uli 1 a s s o c i a t i o n s as i I ' r n n ' H i's man, in her audre.-:.- b-t'n v tlu- K i - i many others-- -ho was out 01 work,, fi . a c a n d i d a t e for offi- o, and lie k n e w of no better way of l l v tig tho n e x t "o days. Then, too, the i-ian of v,-auis Club on \Vi-dsu-sd.tv, " A b r a h a m L i r c o ' . n , n M;,u of the- f r o n t i e r . " Miss I b ' i e n ,1. - M ' A l ' i . s t o r , ;i t e a c h e r of h i s t o r y i i , t!u: 11 K h School, "Th» name ot L'mrohi n w c n t i a ' ?oricH of m-'nrctt- - a s a bov, a front i e r s m a n , .1 l a w y e r and as I ' r o . ' O i l f t i t . In the; f n ' T c v o n m l ·! car!) li- :;UuiI.-; f o r t h in ' ) ! ! c n t l i i i i ' ir ,i - n a n in' t!ie[ f r o n t i e r . "In t h u d e v H o p m p n f of c i v i l i z a t i o n in America f i r s t nuno Iho p'onopr, who depended u p o n the " n a i u r u l growth o f : vegetation. A log cabin, .1 stable, a! dozen ac:rt wuro e n o u g h for him. I t did not ni,utor to turn w h e t h e r or n o t ' h« owned tho soil. Whon neighbors j crowded In arid he lacked elbow and j h u n t i n g g r o u n d , ho moved on, "The next, clusfi of emit rants p u r chased I.UHK built, mills, school | nouses', court houses ml e x h i b i t e d ' p l a i n , fru;:al. rivilr-ccl l i v i n g , Tho lap.) wave brought, the men of - a p ' t a l and j i n d u s t r y . Th-e s m a l l v i l l a s ^ ro«o t o | a fa mou a t o w n or c i t y , s u b s t a n t i a l j buiM1rm« of b r i c k . hir.:c tlelds, | o r c i ' a r d n , sanliui, c o l ! · g o s and I cluirrheri -Icvelopetl. "What v;a« tho pffp-ct of such a front i e r ? WB c e r t a i n l y are s«f* in saying! t h a t it foi nied a composite nationality; for the , A merican people. It is also · safe to ';;·' t h a t Ifvdslat.irn with re- j card to 1: nds, t a r i f f and internal iru- i lrovemeii ri wan romlHloiml on froti- | t i e r idc-fc-i and IKCH|K. A l . - n t b e ceo-, nomic. at'.i soui.il characUTistics of the ; t r o n t i c r v.tn-ktxl a t a i n s t · -( i-tioiuilisni. j I'.nt \V:H J / i n c o l n V l i f e allotted by u!I thici? 'Txxjkin ; at the- M i d d l e Wc*t. as a ' whole in the d e c a d e f r o m 1S1', -- 1S2D ! we seo ttuU KiMtlciiHMit.-; - x t 'iidt-d f r o m \ ho shore of I.ak« K r i e in an a r c , ' ,'ollowiiiK t h c h a n k s of t h o Ohio u n t i l . | U joiiuxl t ic Mif.sist^ippi. t h ' M t c e up t h i j M i n s o u r i to tho c e n t e r of tho State. j "Lim-.o, i 1 , born in K e n t u i k y in ISO!) ] .·. h i l o ( N i t S t a t e wa» ; s l ' i l under f r o n - !·;· c o n d i t i o n s . m i g r a t e d w i t h h i s °.«lher, T h o m a s L i n c o l n , t n I n d i a n a i n . lt,l(j. (In the R o l l i n g F u r ; , t u. o a m i 1 H i e - h a l f M ilcs; f r o m h i s c a i r n , Thomas l . ' n c o l n I v i i l t a nul'* Hat b x i t or raft t p o p k i i !",·.*. He d r i f t f clnwu the O.iio to a l a t K l i n i ; on the Iin!iar.,a b a n k , . H!;u a ple-ce of d r i f t w o o d , t h r o w n f o r - ' w a r d by t.'H- .surging t i d e (.f lir.juigra- j tion. i "The ad .'ancirip t i d e of --e:tlemnt in ! 1SIG ha! forced n i - r e t h i u noo.OOO ' IM.-oj'le i "i i K « ' ! i i i i ' I : y ;MI»! n e a r l y as m a n y m c r · I n t o Ohio, a m i t H - o v e r f l o w ' h a d e e t t l i ' l i n s m a l l a n d B l a t t e r e d ' c :in;minlt cs. some G-U'O ) nersone o i o i i K Hie r i v e r . W i t h thi.-s p o p u l a t i o n I ' l i l i a i i a wa.-i i i h o n f 10 be ; i l u i : t t w ! to | I ;,·,' i ' t i i o i w h e n Thoiim-i i a n c d l n , laii'iod. 'I'll*' p o p u l a t i o n w a - le^s t h a n die htitiuii belni: to (i. t s c i i i i s r - mile. In 1:1:1', c n v l r )iiuioi;t L i n c o l n 1 veil for l. r '"i'he 11(^5! 10 \vaiv; v: re markeO by i l i f lucre: i - i i i K u-;e o!' t l i e i.t»-aml;oat ·nul the- | iont't.-rs pressed f a r her up S h e slrejin s. Mo«st of t h e s f . ' t l t ' r t s were f r o m K e n t u c k y , V i r g i n i a iul North ; Carolina. The s e t t l e m e n t s wore- u t i l l , de]).uidt,'iit u p o n t h e r i v e r l o r t r a n s p o r t a t i o n . Tin- .\Iii-. is.-.! pi was t h e p r i n c i p a l M i l l e t f o r p r o d u c i f , I ' l t t u h u r i ; l u r t i i h l i e d most, of tho v i i p ) l t e K . "Uy t h b t i m e L i n c o l n h . i r l adopte! m a n y of .'.1 e tnvits common 10 his froii- l i e r broth v. He cou'd t a l k inceK- Kintly to ; 1! who w o u l d l i ^ ' e n to J.lm. I l i t e talk A as i n f o r u i i i i f : , !· bo cure, [ but f u l l -of wit and humor. . Ic enjoyetl t h e peopl" around him Int he wafi ' moved by ( l i e K a m e desire to i;o f a r t h e r w«:st. He l a u g h i n g l y told, i luny years later, of h.s l i f e in Kr-rit,iif];y and In- i dkina and tile/ western movement. Ono ] of these t«t-rios, w h i c h i« n» st famoue, j i« ( h e OIH; of t h e f a r m e r v. ho m o v e d ! so often t t a t w h e n he was; goircK to j move jigal i hir-. c h l e k r u s ' c x - u k t toll it and w a l k e 1 up and lay (^ov^ n to have t h e i r feet ' i d. "Lincoln s t a r t e d In l a t e -'uly, 1831, | for New f-alcm, I H i n o H . Across the j prairies h-- made his way, his head ; and. slioulc'ei'fi whowlntc alwo tho tall , ^rass \ v h i ( h hi[ from view horwes, i cattle «nd men of, o r d i n a r y hijrht. I O n l y In tl.c woods along :ho water j couw-cs had ecltlurs built cabins and t h o i n t e r m o d i a t o stretches ivero prac- t i c a l l y un i r o k e n . Lincoln way fol- l o w i n g tho t r a i l ami Kinginp the pamo Morig of t n . i n y another m a n : "'rjK'ii nv H i ' y o u r f u n i i l y v . t - s t w a r d U r l i i R »1I j o i n K t r l s inn! In y.s ASH! i-ru.-i ; a t rfimwnoi: Ken y T o t h e S ' a t o of K l i i n o l s . "This was the Lincoln of t h e typical f r o n t i e r ·cctstume, 'flax and tow-lined pantaloons, no vet;t, no coat, om suspend CT, i calico « h i r t , tan brognntt, blue yar/i socks and a s t r a w hat bound round, w i t h no s t r i n g or ban I.' "It wus not surprising that Lincoln's | bnsln^-rM v i ' n t u r - s f a i l e d in thir new I l l i n o i s t o w n . M a n y a n o t h e r ciitno t o t h e f c d t i K : w.d 1'ato in t h e --air e ilii-t No more «u i'|i r i s i n g is it to linl L i n mill a l a i u . t d . ' U o for office a l'". yearri : of aKe and w i t h i n se"n mouths after coming to Xe'v Saletn. The Went was i another JK me ln o p p o r t u i . i t y . l l i s j o p p o r t u n i t j came w h e n it wa- dis- '. v o v e r e d th.-.t he c.»u!d HKU--H a f e w ' 'rabbit l r a ; - k s ' aiul t h e c c f r e - w o u l d t-erve- as a clerk i:i a votinu place,. i "I:i r e f e r r i n g to his eomtn.c f l e c t i o n 1 ac COIIKITH! man from hi:! t i s ; r i e t , Lin- · eoln declared tlu'.t 'if electei t should IK; thankl'u : if n o t , it w o u l d bo all the xame.' A! Innn-h not el^cl M! people Ivecainc i n t e r e s U ' i l in L i n c o l n for ho had 'UKiivk utilii .' That wa; the trait the f r o n t i e -small most a d m i r e d . "In tho mine yar Liuco! i went t o 1 \\n.r -- t5'. v Llai'k I t t w k War -- as cap- i t«iin of tht local iMimnany Ho re- j reived hi.s oftiet*. not because* of litK j r k l l l In ml n a r y science, b e t because; of his fame as a w r t v i t c v . lo v o i u n - j teore!. tioi iHH'-jUHi- of ';-"·. i s; love of eoui'.t!!.' o ' a 'bu-.-nnii; l ' \ - . r of pn e n t i t l e d ! tho forest loved adventim "Years later he himself e x p l a i n e d : 'I! was out of work arid thero hi ing no j d a n g e r of more fightiiiK, 1 eouh do no, bettor than enlint again.' The Black ; Assembly of Illinois held its meetings. Hawk Wxr was itsolf A sign of a I "Such was Vand.illa. which ATirahana p l o w . "TIio -\Vetit beRan to Rrow up. Tn IS.'M upon the W(Mt. h l u f p of tho Kasi kaskia Uiv;r stood perhaps a h u n d r e d ] 1 h n i l c i i n g f ^ . All biu two worn of wood,] i sonio o£ the.m i'r«iino but ino«L of log«j. j J A l i t t l e t'raitiiv Prosbytei'ian c h u r c h ] I houtu 1 , w i t h o u t a ntpplc, jic«tlxl on a j I .siiio f i t r e e t , while still smaller build-] i i n n served for all other religious do' nomination*; n« veil as school pur- PCKSO-H. A watcli and clock mender had a ehop anl thro' or four groceries! supplied the want-; of the town. The i most prc'tcntiouK structure was a! hrick building in 'which tho General j ( h a n g i n g frontier--- the must give way to the Indian 1 vmters man w th tho Lincoln, wearing ,i now SGO suit and w i t h $100 of borrowed money, a« one of tho newly elected representatives, found as tho State Capital. II, w a s tho piotieor stock t a k i n g its chances- -believing in t.h-o f u t u r e . Lincoln w.is one of thoso men who w e r e entrusted w i t h Iho f u t u r e legislation, but at t h a t time ho was but one of them. Int e r n a l improvements orid the f'.tato Bank woro tho cry. Lincoln was one of t h e champions of both causes. .1-and speculators and real estate (tellers were busy, mon joked c«ch other that noon no land would be l e f t for farming. "By 1837, in Springfield, L i n c o l n , then 2S, was seeing and a d a p t i n g himself to f . t i l l more civilization. The country was not yet clear of wolves, wildcats or horse thieves, yoi f a r m women woro shoes rather ban KO i retool; men changed from rawhide ots to elioee. 'Later this same frontieretnan rep- ;ontwl hw state in Washington. Ho t 'tha hung of I he 1 louse,' as he Hod it and mado spe.-chee on inter- I i m p r o v e m e n t e , public roatle, rivers, ·bors, canals, prrc;cn(ing the pleas of ·. West. 'The solf-made man was the wos- ·nman'e ideal. In 1ho history of the ·stern eettlement wo BOO e«w;h vil- ;'e following its local hero. Lincoln a an illustration, who rose to the r n i f y of a national hero. Lincoln s tho very flower of frontier traln- r anl idealfi. He wis chosen for Presidency because he represented 1 pioneer of the period. The free n e e r democracy had etruck down the slavebolding aristocracy on its march to the We.st. Only one of llic rail splitters could hew'the evil fr^m tho entiro eounto'- f^incoln rep"e- sented the pioneer of tho period 1 ut his axe. eank deeper than other men'fi. J-Tow can one epeak of him except in Iho words of Lowell's great Co u- memorntivo Ode: "i-'or him lipr Old World moulds asi'tc she t h r e w , And c h o o s i n g - n w c c t clay f r o m 1!ic b r e a s t of t h e u n e x h a u s t e d "West W i t h s t u r t u n t a i f i t c i l shaped a h e ro n R T/, f " W i n e , stcjvdra-'it i » t h e s t r c n f f l l i o f C l o d , a n d t r u e . " is small. Ads, Results are htg, MILLION TONS COAL IS MINED FOR THREE . DEATHS IN NATION WASHINGT to The Courier. ON, Fob. 13.--For I million tons of coal mined in the United Stales last year, at least throe miners wore killed. At the, same time the fatality rate- in coal production for the yar, the bureau of miners «aid, was less than Tor the previous yetir. A total o 2,181 died from coal mine accidents during 1929. There were 2,18(5 coal mine deabts in 3928 but 392D coal production 25,DOS,000 tons in excess of 1328. Complete Home Complete Home Furnishers Since 1A91 Pbndshcrs SinceSft9i Ee-nitur A p p o i n t m e n t s rm need--Call IOS. Selections Will Be Held for Later Delirery. ^^·t««t'-.y' ;\ ".' 'wi». :·;'..: Ifctl".. ' ^rmn-. !··* jap^^iiF-'-V'- 1 - The Most Outstanding Value of the February Sale Genuine Mohair Suite Three Pieces as Illustrated $ 295 Tailored in deep pile ions in genuine linen beauty of design and hand-carveci, unusua enport, doweled con: tied with IteJiari twit time shown by anyoi Walnut Hand Carved Frame Pillow-Arm luxurious mohair in an entirely new shade witK reversible cusK- frieze of tempting color, here is a living room, saite that combines fabric with inviting comfort. Solid walnut frames, beautifully I turning of the legs, large downy pillows on both ends of the dav- truction, genuine web bottoms and backs, all springs tempered and e--a distinctive suite for your home at a special low price. First ' IL S-Plece Walnut Dinlusjr Suites--February Sale Lovely 9-PIeee Dining- Suites--February Sale 10-Pierc Dining Suites F e h r u i i r y Snlo $149.00 $195.00 Youmg I Going Housek* Take advantage cial opj)ortimitic during oni' Pebi turc Halo! Special in Com] Home O for Over a of a Cen *eople to ;eping of the spe- ^ to SAVE ·aaVy IVurni- ists ilete jtfits Third :ury. Convenient 1 if so Des aymcnt.s Irert. 8-Pieco Uedroom Suites February .Sale -4-Piece Bedroom Muitcs ivith 4-Poster Wetl $ 95.00 $139.50 4-Piece Hollywood lie Irooiu d»-j AA A A --l-'ebniary Sale tp JL«/«7.Ul/

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