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peaujßos| jKif Ml A«o Lincoln, Master of Men Copyright. 191*. by American Praia Aaaodatloa. Wisdom—no school ever taught; Justice—no court ever knew; Humble and mighty, God's man, paradox— Lincoln, the stalwart, the true! Love beyond power of speech, Greatness beyond mortal ken, Truth beyond power of the sages , to teach— Lincoln, master of men. NO NEWS IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD NEWS. ACCORDING TO A STORY TOLD BY ABRA HAM LINCOLN. One of the stories persistently attrib uted to Lincoln was that referring to the brand of General Grant's whisky. That was disowned by Lincoln, who referred to Its prototype when George 11. remarked, upon being told thut General Wolfe, then In command of the English forces In Canada, was mad. that be wished Wolfe would bite some of his other generals. In the full of 18(11 Lincoln entered the telegraph office where Mr Bates, who writes these reminiscences In Leslie's Weekly, was employed and asked for news from the front Mana ger Wilson replied. "Good i »vs. be cause none," whereupon Lincoln said. "Ah, my young friend, that toie does not always hold good, for a ti-hernmii does not consider it good luck hen lie can't get a bite"—David lloun Uutes' "Reminiscences of Lincoln." —Rose Va.nß. Speece. LINCOLN'S ADDRESS TO THE CITIZENS OF SPRINGFIELD ON LEAVING FOR WASHINGTON. My friends, no one not in my po sition can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a cen tury. Here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is greater, perhaps, than any that has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington. He never would have succeeded ex cept for the aid of divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same divine aid which sustain ed him. and upon the same Al mighty Being I place my reliance for support and hope you, my friends, will pray that I may re ceive the divine assistance without which I cannot succeed. Again I bid you all an affectiorate farewell. TIIE WASHINGTON STANDARD. KKIUARY I.J, I!H4 x t Lincoln's Strange Dream | | Before His Death :j: X noon nf tin* (lay mi which Liu- YCT CI, In was shut a cabinet meet iiiK was held, wli i h tlie presi dent attended. accompanied by (Jonerul (irulit. The meeting was thus described by one of the men who were present Gideon Welles, secretary of the navy. "Congratulations were interchanged and earnest im|ulry was made wlieth er any informalion had been received from (icticral Shcrtnaii. Ceueral tlrant. who was invited to rein..in. said he was expecting hourly to hear from Sherman and had a Rood deal id' anxie ty on the subject of the movements of his army. "The president remarked that news would come soon, and come favorably, he had no doubt, for lie had last night Ids usual dream which had preceded nearly every important event of the war. I inquired the particulars of this remarkable dream. He said it was in my department—lt related to the wa ter; that lie seemed to lie in a singular and indescribable vessel, but always the same, and that he was moving with great rapidity toward a dark and In definite shore: that he had had this singular dream preceding the firing on "THE NEWS WILL OOME," SAID LINCOLN. Sumter, tbe buttles of Bull Hun, Autle tum. Gettysburg, Stone Itiver, Vlcks burg. Wilmington and rnuny other im portant events of the war. "General Grant remarked witli sotue emphasis nif* asperity that Stone Riv er was no victory, that a few such vic tories would have ruined the country, and he knew of no important results from It. The president said that per haps he should not altogether ngree with hfm. hut whatever might he the facts his singular dream preceded that fight. "Victory did not always follow his dream, hut the event and results were important. He had no douht that a battle hud taken place or was being fought, 'and Johnston will be beaten, for I had this strange dream again last night. It must relate to Sherman; my thoughts are in that direction, and I know of no other very important event which is likely juat now to occur.'" ************************** $ HOW LINCOLN AMUSED EX- * * PRESIDENT VAN BUREN. * 5 " T J TN June. 1842. relates "The J I Everyday Life of Abraham * J Lincoln." ex-President Van + * Buren was Journeying through J Illinois with a company of * * friends. When near Springfield * J they were delayed by bad roads J * and were to spend the ♦ J night at Rochester, some miles J * out. The accommodations at + I tills place were very poor, and a J * few of the ex-president's Spring- + Held friends proposed to go out * ito meet him und try to uid In en- « tertaining him. Knowing I.in- J coin's ability as a talker and * story teller, they begged him to £ go with them and aid in making * their guest at the country inn 4 pass the evening ns pleasantly + as possible. Lincoln, with his 4 J usual good nature, went with + * them and entertained the party * * for hours with graphic descrip- J * tions of western life, anecdotes * J and witty stories. Judge Peck. J 3- who was of the party and a ♦ 5 warm friend of the ex-president. J J says that Lincoln was at his best k I and declares. "I never passed a v T more Joyous night." There was a * a constant succession of brilliant * anecdotes and funny stories. 11c- •* J coinpanicd by loud laughter, in J j which Van Buren bore Ids full -> J share. "He also." says the Judge, "gave us incidents and 4 $ anecdotes of IClisha Williams « J and other leading members of * * the New York liar and going « j hack to the days of Hamilton £ *• and llnrr. Altogether th re wn- , J a rigid merry time, and Mr. Van J J* Buren said the only drawback * J upon Ids enjoyment was that his *■ sides were sore from laughing at * J Lincoln's stories for a week * thereafter." ♦ * < ******** V*;' Explorer Shackleton May Use Motorsleighs Iri Antarctic Dash Photos by American Press Association. SIR ERNEST SHACK I.ETON, the famous English explorer. Is preparing to start about August on his attempt to cross the antarctic region. His feat will be watched by the whole world. It is probable that Shackle ton will take wingless aeroplanes that glide 011 sleigh runners for the purpose of drawing his sleds. Whether he can keep his engines from freezing Is the question. If he can perfect his flying motorslelghs he will have sounded the deatbknell of the faithful Eskimo dogs. raiojr MEWY WE ARE THE LOCAL AGENTS FOR Ullman & Co., Chicago THE BEST UNION TAILORING HOUSE IN AMERICA. DROP IN AND LOOK OVER THE NEW FALL SAMPLES. The Emporium A. A. GOTTFELD, 211 E. Fourth St. Opposite Old C.ty Hall. Heat With Steam! No Soot, Ashes, Dirt or Sparks, and your rooms kept at an even temperature if you use f STEAM HEAT FROM THE Central Station Heating System MAKE APPLICATION AT ONCE TO Washington Public Service Co. Office: Cor. Third & Columbia Sts. OLYMPIA, WASH. ''At I I!? T—THEN SUE. I'.iltlir >ll vi re llou-il Will l'ro;>osf l!< I'oiin in <'<■; piiratinn Practice. If public service corporations are to content the .r taxes, they should be r"eulred to make payment before bringing suit, in the belief of the state tax commission, which en pounces that a lull to this effect will be prepared and submitted to the next legislature. Much inconvenience has been caused several counties by the fact that railroad suits to contest taxe* have been brought, appended to the supreme court, applications for re hearings made, etc., during all of which time the county has been de prived oi needed revenue. The lav* also works to the disadvantage of the railroads, which are compelled to pay 15 per cent interest on the taxes if they lose in their contests. Under the proposed law the cor poration would pay its tax as levied and then bring suit. If the tax should be declared excessive, the county would make the proper re fund, hut meanwhile would not be deprived of the use of that portion of the tax not contested. METALS AT EXPOSITION. j State to Have Fine Kxliihit of Min erals at Sail Francisco Fair. i With the appointment of Dr. I Henry Landes, acting president of i tlie University of Washington, as commissioner of mines and metal j iurgy, the state exposition eommis i sion has laid the foundation for a comprehensive exhibit of the mineral • products and resources of Washing ton at the Panama-Pacific exposition |at San Francisco in 1915. I Dr. Landes has had charge of the mineral exhibits from this state at several expositions in the past, and i the state already owns, in the state ' museum at the university, the nu cleus of a handsome mineral exhibit, much of which was assembled for display at previous expositions. 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