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September I, 1931
A Man for
A Story of the Builders
By Irving Bacheller
CHAPTER I -c ... on ss4 Sarah Trwr
lee. wi' thf r iu tuldran, Joaiah ana
MImf, (ravel t i from Uitir horn
la) Vsrteones. Vi , it, the ttnl, Ui land
el plenty. Ti.eir d JnaUaa la the Coun
try of W ei,guB, La Illinois
CHAPTER III -Amoof Ui Trarlora'
rat tcquvnlimii ar Uacoia'e trtande.
Jack Kelso and hia pretty tauliur Biro,
M raari at as.
CHAPTXR II. -At Niagara Falle Uiy
eaaat a party uf immigrant, among them
a vouta named John McNsll, who alao
4clde to go to to Sarurantoa country.
Ail of tha party suffer truss favcr and
aarua. Sarah ministration aava tna lira
of a youth, Harry Noodloa. In ta last
eta- of fvr, and ha accompanies th
Trarlora, Thoy reach Maw Salsra, Iillnola.
aad are welcomed ay young "Aba" Uo-
OHAPTER IV-Jamaon docldaa to lo
cal at Now 8alm. and bogina building
but houaa. Ld by Jack Armstrong,
rwwdloa attempt to bread ap th proceed-
Sga, Lincoln thraehea Armstrong. Teung
airy Noodloa etrlkea Bap McMoil. of
Ska Armatrong crowd, and alcNoU thraat
CHAPTER V.-A few daya later Harry,
alone, la attacked by McNoll and hi
Kng, and would have been roughly uaed
d not Bun driven off hie aeaaiianta wit
ahotgun. John McNeil, the Traylora
Niagara Fall acquaintance, la markedly
attentive to Ana Kutledge. Lincoln la la
lava with Ann, but kaa never kad enough
eaurage to tall aor aa.
CHAPTER VI. Traylor hetpe two
alave. who had run away from St. Loula,
t aauape. Ellphalat Blgga, owner of th
alav. following Uiam. attampta to beat
ap Traylor and la a Bght baa hla arm
CHAPTER VII. -Waiting for Ma arm
to heal Bigg meeta Bim Kelao. with
whom Harry Need! ha fallen la lave.
Bigg aak for Bim'a hand, but hr
father refuse hla conaant. Bigg ra
turaa to St. Loula.
CHAPTER VIII. -Bim confeases ta
Harry that ah love Biggs, and th
youth la dlaconaolat. Lincoln decide to
aaafc a aaat la th legislature. He and
Harry volunteer for the Black Hawk war,
aad leave New Balero.
CHAPTER IX -Blgga come bark to
tha village and he and Bim elope Harry
ktrni of It on hi way horn from th
"war." Lincoln advice and philosophy
auataln him In hla grief.
CHAPTER X -Lincoln, defeated In hit
candidacy for th legislature, form a
partnership with "Hill" Berry In the
grocery business. Biggs sends a gang to
bum Traylor'a house, but tke New fcalern
aaa are warned and the raider worsted.
In Which Abe), Elactad to tha Legists
ture, Olvaa What Comfort H Can to
Ann Rutladgo In tha Baginning of
Hor Sorrow Alao Ho Goaa to
Springfield for New Clothes.
Radford's grocery had been an
wrecked by the raider that Its owner
was disheartened. Keinfurced by John
Cameron and James. Kutledge he had
succeeded In drawing them away be
fore they could steal whlxky enough to
get drunk. But they had thrown
much of his goods Into the street.
Radford mended hlg windows and of
fered his stock for sale. After a time
Berry and Lincoln bought it, giving
notes Id payment and applied for a
license to sell the liquors they hsd
Late that autumn a boy baby ar
rived In the Traylor home. Mrs. On
stolt, Mrs. Waddell and Mrs. Kelso
came to help and one or the other
of them did the nursing and cooking
while Sarah was in bed and for a
little time thereafter. The coming
of the baby was; a comfort to tkls lone
ly jnotlier of the prairies. .
There t a tetter rmrn harsh to her
brother dated May, 10. lflM, in whlrh
she sum up some months of history
in the words that follow;
"The Lord has given as a new son.
I have lived through the onleal
thanks 10 Ills goodness and am strong
again. TI.e coming 0f tho baby has
reconciled us to the loss of our old
friends as much as anything could.
It has made this little home dear to
us and proved the quality of our new
friends Nothing Is too much for them
ta do. don't wonder, that Abe Lin
coin has so much rnnflilence In the
people of this country. They an
sound at heart, both the northerners
and the southerner. Harry Needles
Is getting over his dlssmmlntment. He
goes down to the store often to sit '
with Abe and Jack Kelso and hear
them talk. He and Samson are get
ting deeply interested In politic. Abe
lets Harry rend the hooks that he bor
rows from Major Stuart of Springfield.
The boy Is bent on being a lawyer and
Improving his mind. Rim Kelso writes
to her mother that she Is very hap
py in her new home hut there la some
thing between the lines which seems
to Indicate that she Is trying to put
a good face on a bad matter. Abe
has been appointed postmaster. Ev
ery time he leaves the store he take
the letter In his hat and delivers them
as he gets a chsnce. We have nsmed
the new baby Saaiuel."
One evening, of that summer, Abe
came out to the Traylora' with a let
ter In his hat for Sarah.
"How's business!" Samson asked.
"ftolng ho peter out, I reckon," Abe
answered with a sorrowful look. "It
will leave me badly In debt. I want
ed something that would gift me a
chance for study and I got It. By
Jing! It looks as If I was going to
have years of study trying to get over
It. Have you got any work to give
met Tou know I can split rails about
as fast as the next man and I'll take
my pay In wheat or corn."
"Ton may give me all the time you
can spend outside the store." said
That evening they had a talk about
the whisky business and Its relation to
the character of Ellphalet Biggs and
to sundry Infractions of law and order
In their community. Samson had de
rlsred that It was wrong to sell
"All that kind of thing can be safe
ly left to the common sense of our
people," said Abe. "The remedy Is
education, not revolution. Slowly the
people will have to set down all the
Items in the ledger of common sense
that passes from sire to son. By and
by some generation will strike a bal
ance. That may not come In a hun
dred years. Soon or late the major
ity of the ieople will reach a reckon
ing with John Barleycorn. If there's
too much against him they will act.
You might as well try to stop a gla
cier by feulldkng a dam In front of It.
They have opened an account with
slavery, ton. By and by they'll de
cide Its fate."
Such was his faith Id the common
folk of America whose way of learn
ing and whose love of the right he
knew as no man has known It
In this connection the New Eng
ender wrote In his dlsry:
"He hss spent his boyhood In the
South and his young manhood In tha
Worth. II baa studied the East and
lived In the West. He Is the people
I sometime think and about as slow
to make up his mind. As Isaiah says:
'He does not Judge after the sight of
his eyes neither reprove after the hear
ing of his ears.' Abe has to think
In April Abe wrote another address
to the voters announcing that ha wus
agnin a candidate for a seat In the
legislature. Late that month Harry
walked with him to I'appHville where
a crowd had assembled to attend a
public sale. At one place there were
men In the crowd who knew Harry's
record In the war. They called on
hltn for a speech. He oke on the
need of the means of transportation
IhRangamon county with such lnslfcht
and dignify and convincing randr
that both Abe and the audience hailed
him as a coming man. Abe and he
were often seen together thoae days.
In New Salem they were cslted the
tllssppolnted lovers. It wss known
there thst A he wss very fond of Ann
liiltledge. although he had not. as yet,
opeiJy confessed to any one not en
to Ann there being no show of hope
for him. Ann wss deeply In love with
John McNeil the genial, handsome
and successful young Irishman. The
affair had resrhed the stare of frank
ness, of sn open discussion of plans,
of fond affection eprelng Itself in
caresses quite Indifferent to ridicule.
Kor Ann It had been like warm sun
light on the growing rose. She wss
neater In dress, lovelier In form snd
color, more graceful In movement snd
sweeter voiced than ever she had been.
It is the old way that Nature has of
prering the young to come oat upon
the stsge of real life and to act In its
moving scenes. Abe manfully gave
them his best wishes and when he
like of Ann It was done very ten
derly. The look of sadness, w hich all
had noted In his moments of abstrac
tion, deepened and often covered his
face with Its veil. Thst is another
way that Nature has of prepsrlng the
young For these the rose hsve fallen
and only the thorns remain. They
are not lured; they seem to be driven
to their tasks, but for all, soon or
late, her method, change..
On a beautiful morning of June.
1884, John McNeil left the village.
Abe Lincoln and Harry and Samson
and Sarah and Jack Kelso and hi
wife stood with the Rut ledges Id the
doorysrd of the tavern when he rode
away. He was going back to hi
home In the East to return In the au
tumn and make Ann his bride. The
girl wept as If her heart would break
Tha Girl Wept aa If Hr Heart Would
when he turned far down the road
and waved his blind to her.
"Oh, my pretty lass! Do you not
hear the bird singing In the mead
ow?'" said Jack KeJso. "Think of
the happiness all around you and of
the greater happiness that Is ruining
when he returns. Shame on you!"
"I'm afraid he'll never coma hack,"
"Nonsense! Iton't get a niHggot In
your bruin and let the crows go walk
ing over your face. Come, we'll take
a ride In the meadows and If I don't
bring you back laughing you may call
me no prophet."
So the event passed.
Hurry traveled about with Abe a
good deal thut summer, "electioneer
ing," ss they called it, from farm to
farm. Abe useLto g" Into jhe field.
with the men whose fsvor he sought,
snd betid his long back over a scythe
or a cradle and race them playfully
cros the field of grain rutting a
wider swath than any other and al
ways holding the lead. Every man
was out of breath at the end of hia
swath and needed a few minute fur
reciiNratlon. That gave Abe a chance
for hi statement of the county's need
snd hi plan of satisfying them. He
had met snd tslked with a majority
of the voter lief ore the campaign
ended in hi election In August.
At odd times that summer he hsd
been iirveylng a new rond with Har
ry Needle for hi helper. In Sep
tember they resumed their work Uxn
It In the vicinity of New Salem and
Abe began to carry the letters In his
hst again. Every day Ann wa look
Ing for him a he came by In the dim
light of the early morning on his way
"Anything for me?" she would ask
"No mall In ince 1 saw you. Ann."
waa the usual answer.
Often he would say: "I'm afraid
not, but here you take these letter
and look through "euj and make aura."
Ann would take them in her hands,
treinliliiig with eagerness, and run in
doors to the candlelight, and look them
over. Always she came back with the
little bundle of letters very slowly
a if her dlapMiintment were a heavy
"There'll be one negt mail If I have
to write it myself." Abe said one
morning In October aa he went on.
To Harry Needle, who was with
him that morning, he said:
"I wonder why that fellow don't
write to Ann. I couldn't believe that
he has been fooling her, but now I
don't know what to think of him. 1
wonder what ha hapienetl to the
The mall stage waa late that eve
ning. As It had not come at nine Mr.
Hill went home and left Abe In the
store to wait for hi mail. The stage
arrived a few minute later. Abe el
ainlned the little bundle of letter and
neupHier which the driver had left
with him. Then he took a psjier snd
sst down to read In the ftrelliaht.
While he was thus engaged the door
opened softly and Ann Kutledge en
tered. The postmaster wa not aware
of her presence until she touched his
"I'lease give me a letter." she said.
"Sit down. Ann." said he, very gent
ly, a he placed a chair In the fire
glow. (To be Continued)
WHAT DO YOl' KNOW?
Answers to qut-sti rs which ap
peared in The Citizen of August 23:
1. 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes.
3. About December 22.
4. 141- average, varying 5 either
5. About December 22.
f. About 9 p. m.
7. The new is seen in the western
sky, mostly before midnight and has
its curved side toward the west; the
old in the eastern sky after midnight,
its curve to tho cast.
8. In the East before sunrise.
9. An eclipse of the moon.
10. Your clock needs setting.
Berea College Hospital
est Equipment snd Servire si Loses I Cost. Wsrd for Men and for Wonen.
Sun-I'srlor, I'rivste Rooms, Rath. Electric bervke.
Surf err, Car ia Child birth, Er. Not and Ear
Come in anJ visit an establishment, which l a Iriend In need,
and In reach of all the people.
Rossst H. Cowt.ev, M.f., Phylclan
Habla IHmst. M.D., I'hvalrlan
Mabv S. Wstmoss, M. I)., t'hviicisn
Mis Masv LoKnscac. R N., Superintendent
Miss Hii.ii MLssawa, R.N., Head None
CHANCE IN RATES
Hrglnnlng March I, the rate for hoard and room uf privste
pstient will be n to t per week. The rstes lor pstlentt
cared for In the ward will remain the same t per day.
Ht Order of Prudential Committee. Here College
x V TIRES J
THERE is undoubt
edly something in
the idea of having all
four tires the same make
when you find the
right make of tires.
Just give a Revere
Tire a try-out on your
right rear wheel You'll
no longer wonder at the
number of motorists
who have come to
Revere Tires to stay,
J. W. PURKEY
A RISING TIDE
James O. Craur, president of the
Business Men's Clearing House of!
Chicago, remarked the other day that
"women stenographers at $35 and;
$40 a week are replacing many for
mer high-priced executives." Almost
on the same duy a woman won the
highest honors in the study of law
at Cambridge University being at the
head of the law class over all the
men; and in Washington a woman
presided over the house of represen
tatives for the first time in our own
In this year women make one
fifth of the tax returns in New York
state. Our courts, pulpits and de
partments of government are more
and more to be in feminine hands.
It is claimed that in politics women
are more practical and seemingly
less sentimental than men. In many
communities they are already upset
ting old ways and are producing; ex
tremely interesting results.
Sociologist and political economists
and other students may have to re
vise their predictions that equal suf
frage would merely double the vite.
There is a new psychology at work.
It has not yet expressed itself defi
nitely, fur tho new voters have not
hastily reached a conclusion.
But in the end the new influence
will make itself felt, and a world
I which in public affairs has represent
ed purely masculine ideals will be
"That eld fallow has Just l
etalled a dictaphone In hla office."
"Why's that 7
"He says all hla stenographer
wars so pretty, ha couldnt keep hla
mind en hia buslntss.
ARE YOU COMING TO
To Met All Need
IrVkliPfA Classical, Scientific snd I'hil-
VUIICJJC okophical course leading to
degree of A.B Associate in Arts, two years.
nNnrmol Four-year coure, preparing
llUIliiai for ttute crrtihi-ate. Two
years in addition leatla to Atociata in 1'riliigogy.
mArarlpmV Preparatory course ,f
rtwaUCUiJT four years, titling fort al
lege. Englith course of two years or three years,
for those not planning to enter College.
I7 Vrof inol Commercial, Agricul
IT TUCallUual tural and Home Science
V. Foundation Jlv1 CJ
courses; Carprntrv, Priming, lllacksmithing,
Wraving, each two years in length. Nursing,
branches, with other suljccts ol practical value.
(a) Religioue Education Courset In Religious,
Mural and Soi ul leadership.
(b) MusicCabinet Organ, I'iano, Singing,
Theory, Band, Orchestra, and special
course for teachers.
(c) EaUasioa Lectures, Farm Cbaulauquat,
Institutes and Traveling Libraries.
If so, Make Application Now
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Do not come unless jour application hat been accepted. Fall Term opens
September 21st, 1921
For Catalog and Full Information, address
MARSHALL E. VAUGHN, Secretary BEREA, KENTUCKY
Cheaper than Staying at Home
lierea's friends have made it possible to provide
an education at a low cost. All students do some
manual labor which is credited on their school
bills, while many earn much of their way. Thrae
low expense are not secured by unworthy de
privations, but students live coinlortably at these
rates. Half day school for those who bring laast
money All applicant mast snake room reserva
tion ia advance by deposit of four dollars.
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