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MEDINA, OHIO, SBT. t, 1921,
THE MEDINA SENTINEL, MEDINA, OHIO. PAGE NINE ' AManfor the Ages A Story of the ButlJen a Democracy By Irving BacheUer SYNOPSIS. . CHASTER I. Samson and Sarah Tray tor. With their two children, Joelah and Maty, travel by wagon from their home Vergennee, Vt., to the Wat, the land plenty. Their destination U the Coun try of the Sangamon, la Dllneia "CHAPTER iL-At Niagara Falls they Mftot a party of lmmlg anu. among them mm namea jonn McNeil, who also lee to to to the I tnnmnn country. Of the nartv suffer from fever and tftte. Sarah's ministri. Uons save the life 1 a youth, Harry Nt edles, in the last MM of fever, and lie aooompanles the Tray lore. They roach Now Salem, Illinois, aid sure welcomed by young "Abo" Lin- OHAPTEB III. Amelia; the Traylora' rat aoaiialntances are Lincoln's friends, okJKelso and his pretty daughter Blm, Vtuurswn IV. Bam.n decides to le gate at Now Salem, a id begins building III house. Ltd by Jack Armstrong, rowaies attempt to bre Jt up the proceed- Ml Lincoln thrashes Armstrong. Young Marry Needles striken Ban ItoNoli, of e Armstrong crowd, cm arm strong crowd, ina Merc oil uu vengeance. CHAPTJIJI V.-A fen days later Harry, Hone, le attacked bv McNoll and hie faag aa would have ra roughly used Sad not Blm driven oft Ma assailants with ev ohetgun. John McNeil, the Traylora' Niagara Falls acquaintance, la markedly attentive to Ann Rutk Igo. Lincoln t In fere with Ann, but has never bad enough eonrage to tell her so. CHAPTER VI. Tray lor helps two laves, who had run av. ay from St Louis, w epnepe. aiupnaiet Digga, owner ox the dlavos, following them attempts to beat p Traylor and In a tight baa his arm 'oroKen. viuu-ijvn v 11. watu to heal Biggs meets E rwhom Harry Needles ha 'Biggs asks for Blm'a CHAPTER VrX-Waltlag for his arm ) mm Kelso, wits has fallen In love. 'a hand, hut hr father refuse his consent. Biggs re turns to m- uouis. CHAPTER VIII. Blm confesses to Harry that she loves Biggs, and Ike 'youth la disconsolate. Lincoln decides to seek a seat in the legislature. He and Harry volunteer for the Blaok Haw it war, and leave Now Salem. CHAPTER IX. Bises comes back to the village and ho and Blm elope. Harry learns of it on his way home from the "war." Lincoln's advice and philosophy sua tarn mm in his gner. CHAPTER X.-Lincoln, defeated in his candidacy for the legislature, forms a partnership with "Bill" Berry in the grocery business. Biggs sends a gang to Burn Traylor's house, but the New Salem men are warned and the raiders worsted. CHAPTER XI. Lincoln, now post master, decides to run again for the legislature. Ann Rucledge is openly in lore with John McNeil. He leaves for his home in the East, promising to re turn soon and marry Ann. Lincoln ac cepts his defeat manfully. No word com Mng from McNeil, Ann oonf esses to Abe that his real name is McNamar, and her fears that he will not return. Lincoln In his deep love endeavors to reassure her, though he shares her misgivings. Lincoln wins his seat in the legislature. CHAPTER XII. Ann hears from Mc Namar, but his latter is cold and she is convinced ho does not love her. She tells Abo of her doubt, and ha confesses! his love and asks her to marry him. Ann declares aha aoes not yet love him, but will try to. With that Dromlea Lincoln eta out for Vandalla and his legislative CHAPTER XIII. -inspired by Elijah Lovejoy, Traylor arranges on his farm a l hiding place for runaway slaves, a sta tion on the "Underground Railroad." CHAPTER XIV. Asm agrees' to, marry Abo, bat her health is wrecked. Three runaway slaves seek CPraylor's hejp in r escaping. They belong to Biggs and he come in pursuit of them. Threatened with arrest for inciting ithe raid en tTray lor, he flees. One of the fugitives is Blm i in disguise. She has fled from her ! hus band's cruelty. CHAPTER XV. -Dying, Ann Rutledce calls for Abo, and be bids her farewell :at hor bedside. Following her demise a settled sadness descends son him. Beds no longer "Abe," but "Abraham Lincoln." CHAPTER iWbereln Young Mr. Lincoln Safety i-Baases Two Great Dantjer Pointt and Turns Into the Highway of HU Manhood. Vr days thereafter tlie people 0t .New;-!alem were sorely troubled. Abe Lincoln, the ready helper in time of .need,. the wise counselor, the friend of .all- "old and young;, dogs and .horses," :ES Samson was wont to say the pride .and hope of the little cabin village, was breaking down under his grief. He seemed to care no move for work .or study -pr friendship. He wandered out in the woods and upon the prairies Alone. Many feared that he would ,Uuh his reason. There wan a wise and merry-hearted . man who lived a mile or so from the 'village. His name was Bowlln Green, Those day when one of middle age had established himself in the affec tions of a community, its members had S way of adopting him. So Mr. Green bad been adopted into many families from Beardstown to Springfield. He was everybody's "Uncle Bowlln." He had a moat unusual circumference and the strength to carry It. His ruddy cheeks and curling locks and kindly dark eyes and large head were details of importance. Under all .were a heart with the love of men, a mind of un usual understanding and .a hand skilled In all the arts of the Kentucky pioneer. He could grill a venison steak and roast a grouse and broil a chicken in a way which had filled the countryside with fond recollections of bis hospitality; be could kindle a fire with a bow and string, a pine stick and some shavings; he could make anything from a splint broom to a rocking horse with his Jack-knife. Abe Lincoln was one of the many men who knew and loved him. On a warm, bright afternoon early in September, Bowlln Green was going around the pasture to pot his fence In repair, when he came upon young Mr. Lincoln. The latter sat In the shade of a tree on the hillside. He looked "terribly peaked," as Uncle Bowlln has said in a letter. "Why, Abe, where have yon bssnf be. ajked.. "Ttoe vMi rWm J scared. Samson Traylor was here last night lookin' for ye." "I'm like a deer that's been hurt," aid the young man. "I took to the woods. Wanted to be alone. Ton see, I had a lot of thinking to do the kind of thinking that every man must do for himself. I've got the brush cleared away, at last, so I can see through. 1 had made up my mind to go down to your house for the night and was try ing to decide whether I have 'energy enough to do it." "Come on; it's only a short step," urged the big-hearted Bowlln. "What I feel the need of, Just now, la a week or two of sleep," said Mr. Lincoln, as he rose and started down the long hill with his friend. Some time later Bowlln Green gave Samson this brief account of what happened in and about the cabin : ! "He wouldn't eat anything. He wanted to go down to the river for a dip, and I went with him. When we got back, I induced him to take off his clothes and get into bed. He was fast asleep in ten minutes. When night came I went up the ladder to bed. He was still asleep when I came down in the morning. I went out and did my chores. Then I cut two venison steaks, each about the size o' my hand, and a half moon of bacon. I pounded the venison to pulp with a little salt and bacon mixed in. I put it on the broiler and over a bed o' hickory coals. I got the coffee Into the pot and up next to the fire and some potatoes in the ashes. I basted a bird with bacon strips and put It Into the roaster and set it back o' the broiling bed. Then 1 made some biscuits and put 'em into the oven. I tell you, in a little while the smell o' that fireplace would have 'woke the dead honest! Abe began to stir. In a minute I heard him call: '"Say, Uncle Bowlln, I'm rnin' to get up an' eat you out o' house and home. I'm hungry and I feel like a new man. What time Is ltY '"It'll be nine o'clock by the time you're washed and dreBsed,' I says, " 'Well, I declare,' says he, I've had about sixteen hours o' solid sleep. The world looks better to me this morn ing.' "At the table I told him a story and got a little laugh out of him. He stayed with me three weeks, ohoring around the place and taking it -easy, He read all the books I had, until you and- Doc Allen came with the law books. Then he pitched into them. think he has changed a good 'deal since Ann died. He talks a lot about God and the hereafter." In October young Mr. Lincoln re turned to his surveying, and in the last month of the year to Vandalla for; an extra session of the legislature,! where he took a stand against the con vention system of nominating candt-; dates for public office. Samson went' to Vandalla for a visit with him and to see the place before the session end ed. The next year, in a letter to his brother, he says: ', "Vandalla is a smatl, -crude village. It has a strong flavor of whisky, pro-; fanity and tobacco. The night after I got there I went to a banquet With' Abe Lincoln. Heard a 'lot about the, dam nlgger-lovlng Yankees who were trying to ruin the state and country with abolition. There were some' stories like those we used to hear in the lumber camp, and do end of pow-i erful talk, In which the names of God and the Savior were roughly handled.' A few of the statesmen got 'drunk, and after the dinner was over two. of them' jumped on the table and danced down the whole length of it, shattering plates and cups and saucers and glasses. -Nobody seemed to be able to stop them. I hear that they had to pay several hundred dollars for the damage done. You wilt be apt to think that there is too much liberty 'hose in the West, and perhaps that is so, but .the fact is these men are not half so bad as they seem to be. Lincoln tolls i me that they are honest, almost to .a! man, and sincerely devoted to the pub-! 'He good as they see it I asked Abe Lincoln, who all his life has associated' with rough-tongued, drinking men, how be managed to hold his own; course and keep his talk and habits so; clean. , '"Why, the fact is,' said be, T have associated with the people who lived around , me only part of the time, hut I' have never stopped associating with1 myself and with Washington and Olayl and Webster and Shakespeare and Burns and DeFoe and Scott and Blackatone and Parsons. On the whole, Twe been in pretty good com pany.' "He has not yet accomplished much in the legislature. I don't think that he will until some big issue comes along. 'I'm not much of a hand at hunting squirrels,' he said to me thej other day. 'Walt till I see a bear.' The people of Vandalla and Springfield have never seen him yet. They don't know him as I do. But they all re spect him Just for his good-fellow ship, honesty and decency. I guess j that every fellow with a foul mouth! hates himself for it and envies the man who Isn't like him. They begin . to see his skill as a politician, which I has shown Itself in the passage of a! bill removing the capital to Spring field. Abe Lincoln was the man who ' put it through. But he has not yet un- covered bis best talents. Mark my word, some day Lincoln will be a big man. "The death of his sweetheart has aged and sobered him. When we are together he often sits looking down, with a sad face. For a while not a1 word out of him. Suddenly he will begin saying things, the effect of which will go with me to my grave, although I cannot call back the words and place them as he did. He is what I would call a great captain of words. Seems as If I heard the band playing wfrHe jhey jmarched by me. aj. well dressed and stopping as proud and regular as the Boston Guards. In some great battle between Right and Wrong you will hear from him. I hope it may be the battle between Slavery and Freedom, although st .present he thinks they must avoid coming to a clinch. In my opinion it cannot be done. I expect to live to see the fight and to take part in it." Late In the session of 1886-1887 the prophetic truth of these words began to reveal itself. A bill was being put through the legislature denouncing the growth of abolition sentiment and its activity in organized societies and up holding the right of property in slaves. Suddenly Lincoln had come to a fork in the road. Popularity, the urge of many friends, the counsel of wealth and power, and public opinion, the call of good politics pointed in one direc tion Ad the crowd went that way. It was a stampede. Lincoln stood alone at the corner. The crowd beckoned, but In vain. One man came back and Joined him. It was Dan Stone, who was not a candidate for re-election. His political career was ended. There were three words on the sign-board pointing toward the perilous and lone ly road that Lincoln proposed to fol low. They were the words Justice and Human Rights. Lincoln and Dan Stone took that road In a protest, de claring that they "believed the institu tion of slavery was founded upon in justice and bad policy." Lincoln had followed his conscience, instead of the crowd. At twenty-eight years of age he had safely passed the great danger point In his career. The declaration at De catur, the speeches against Douglas. the miracle of turning 4,000,000 beasts into 4,000,000 men, the sublime utter ance at Gettysburg, the wise parables, the second inaugural, the Innumerable acts of mercy, all of which lifted him Into undying fame, were now possible. Henceforth he was to go forward with the growing approval of his own spirit and the favor of God. book Three CHAPTER XVII. Wherein Young Mr. Lincoln Betrays ignorance of Two Highly Important Subjects. There were two subjects of which Mr. Lincoln had little understanding. They were women and finance. Until they had rightly appraised the value of his friendship, women had been wont to regard him with a riant curi osity. He had been aware of this, and for years had avoided women, save those of old acquaintance. When he lived at the tavern in the village, of ten he had gone without a meal rather than expose himself to th$ eyes of strange women. The reason for this was well understood by those who knew him. The young man was an exceed ingly sensitive human being. No doubt he bad suffered more than any one knew from ill-concealed ridicule, but he had been able to bear it with 'Composure in his callow youth. iLater nothing roused his anger like an at tempt to ridicule him. Two women he had regarded with great tenderness hls foster mother, the second Wife of Thomas Lincoln, and Ann Rutledgfe. Others had been to him, mostly, delightful but inscru table beings. The company of women and -of dollars had been equally unfa miliar to him. He had said more than 'once in his young manhood that he fel t embarrassed in the presence of either, and knew not quite how to behave himself ran exaggeration In which there was no small amount -of truth. In 1838 the middle frontier had en tered upon a singular phase of Its de velopment. Emigrants from the East and South and from overseas had been pouring teto it. The summer "before the lake and river steamers had been crowded with them, and their wagons had come In long processions oat of the East. Chicago had begun its phe' aomenal growth. A frenzied specula tion in town Jots had been under way In that community since the autumn of '35. It was spreading through the state Imaginary cities were laid out on the lonely prairies and all the cor ner lots sold to eager buyers and paid for with promises. Millions of conver sational, promissory dollars, based upon the gold at the foot of the rain bow, were changing hands day by day. The legislature, with an empty treas ury behind it, voted twelve millions for river Improvements and Imaginary railroads and canals, for which neither surveys nor estimates had been made, to serve the dream-built cities of the speculator. If Mr. Lincoln had bad more experience in the getting and use of dollars and more acquaintance with the shrinking timidity of large sums, he would have tried to dissipate these illusions of grandeur. But he went with the crowd, every member of which had a like inexperience. In the midst of the session Samson Traylor arrived In Vandalla on his visit to Mr. Lincoln. "I have sold my farm," said Samson to his old friend the evening of his ar rival. ) "Did you get a good price?" Mr. Lin coln asked. "All that my conscience would allow me to take," said Samson. "The man offered me three dollars an acre in cash and ten dollars in notes. We compromised on seven dollars, all cash." "What are you going to do now that you have sold out?" "I was thinking of going up to Taze well county." "Why don't yos go to toe growing and prosperous town of Springfield?" Mr. Lincoln asked. "The capltol will be there, and so will I. It s going to o big. city. Men who a.re.40 mate The Big Berea Tuesday, Wednesday and SEPTEMBER 13, 14 Horse Racing $3,000 in Purses. Good Horses. Good Track. Fast Time. g?3 BIG FREE ATTRACTIONS EVERY EVENING Lf GROUNDS ELECTRICALLY ILLUMINATED $1,500 Premiums in Boys' and Girls' $8,000 in Class New Features for Midway. New Ideas for Entertain ment and Instruction. Big and Varied Exhibits of All Kinds. CUYAHOGA history will live in Springfield. Ton muat come and help. I shall need your friendship, your wisdom and your sym pathy. I shall want to sit often by your fireside. You'll find a good school there for the children. If you'll think of it seriously I'll try to get you into the public service." "We need you plenty," Samson an swered. "We kind o' think o' you as one o' the family. I'll talk it over with Sarah and see. Never mind the job. If I keep you behavln' yourself, It'll be Job enough. Anyway, I guess we can manage to get along." "I've had a talk with Stuart and have some good news for Harry and Blm," said young Mr. Lincoln. "Stuart thinks she can get a divorce under the law of 1827. I suppose they are still Interested in each other?" "He's like most of the Yankees. 'Once he gets set, it's hard to change him. The Kelsos have moved to Chi cago, and I don't know how Blm Stands. If Harry knows, he hasn't said a word to us about it" "I'm interested in that little ro mance," said the legislator. "It's our duty to do what we can to secure the happiness of these young lovers. Tell Harry to come over here. I "-ant to talk with him." (To be continued) NOTICE Office open Tuesdays Thursdays and Satur days. D. H. Mummaw D. 0. EYE-SIGHT SPECIALIST GlassesFitted No Drugs Used. South Side Square Motorcycle Tires and Tubes. E. T. PIERCE 1 (Warner Block) 109 W. Washington St, Medina. Ohio F. C. BARTGNEK Merchant Tailor LADIES & GENTs'DRY CLEANING PRESSING AND REPAIRING NIGHT FAIR Premiums. COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SundaySchool Lesson (By REV. P. B. KITZWATER, D. D., Teacher of English Bible In the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.) (, 1921, Western Newspaper Union.) LESSON FOR SEPTEMBER 11 PAUL IN ATHENS. LESSON TEXT Acta 17:16-34. GOLDEN TEXT In him we live, and move, and have our being-. Acts 17:28. REFERENCE MATERIAL Luke 4:16 SJ. PRIMARY TOPIC-Paul Telling the People about God. JUNIOR TOPIC Paul in Athene. INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOPIC In a Famous Greek City. YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT TOPIC Paul In a Center of Learning-. Being Driven from Berea, Paul Fled to Athena I. The Idolatry of the Athenlana 16). Athens was the intellectual metrop olis of the world at that time, the home of the world's great eloquence and philosophy. Paul's spirit was stirred within him when he saw the city wholly given to Idolatry. II. The Parties Concerned (vv. 17 21). True to his usual custom Paul went Into the Jewish synagogue and entered Into earnest argument with the Jews. From them he turned to such as were found in the market place. Here he came Into touch with the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. The former were atheistic materialists. They de nied the doctrine of Creation. They Save themselves up to sensual In dulgences since they had no Idea of future judgment. , The latter were pantheists. When they heard the (preaching of Paul they desired to know what new doctrine he preached, so they Invited him to the Areopagus where he might speak to them of his new doctrine. They Inquired as to what this "babbler" might say. The word "babbler" means literally "seed picker." III. Paul' Address on Mara' Hill (w. 28-81). 1 The Introduction (w. 22, 23). He did not accuse them of "superstition" as the A. V. would make It, but as in the Am. R. V. he introduces his dis course in a courteous. and conciliatory manner, stating that he perceived that they were very religious. This he ex plained by stating that as he was view ing their city he beheld an altar with an inscription "To the Unknown God." This was his point of contact. He proceeds at once to connect it with the idea of the living God, implying that this altar had been erected to Him. He wsa too wise to begin at eo.ee to denounce heathenism and Fair Thursday and IS Department ASSOCIATION Idolatry. 2. The body of his discourse (vv. 24-31). (1) A declaration concerning God (vv. 24, 25). (a) He created the material universe (v. 24). This was a direct blow at the philosophy of both the Epicureans and the Stoics. He did not attempt to prove the existence of God; it needs no proof. The Bible everywhere assumes the existence of a divine being, (b) His spirituality and Immensity (vv. 24, 26). He la not served with "men's hands as though he needed anything," neither Is He confined by any sort of religious temple. Being essentially spiritual He demands heart-service, and being transcendent above all He la not con fined to earthly temples, (c) His ac tive providence (v. 20). He gives ex istence, bestows needed gifts, and as sovereign directs all things. (2) Declaration concerning man ( vv. 26-81). (a) His common origin (v. 26). This was a blow at the foolish Athen ian pride which supposed that they were superior to all other people. This proposition he proved from their own literature (see v. 28). If men are the offspring of God and bear His like ness it Is utter folly to make Images as the senseless Idols were, (b) Na tions have their place by the sov ereign purpose of God (v. 28). The position and mission of each nation is of God's appointment, (c) Men should 'seek God (v. 26). His goodness and grace In supplying all our needs, Hnd ordering even the affairs of the na tions should move roan to see and seek God, for He is Indeed very near to every one ; so near that our existence and movements are all under His con trol (v. 27). (d) Pressing obligation to repent (w. 80, 31). This was his supreme message. Though God liad formerly passed over Idolatry He now calls to all men to repent. The solemn reason for such action Is the coming day of judgment, the credential of which is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The Judgment of God of an unbelieving world Is as sure as this fact. Men will be judged on the basis of their attitude toward Jesus Christ. IV. Result of Paul's Preaching (w. 82-84). 1. Some mocked (v. 82). 2. Some procrastinated (v. 82). 3. Some believed (v. 34). AH to God. You should frequently arouse with in yourself the desire to give to God all the faculties of your soul that is, of your mind, to know Him and think of Him, and of your will, to love Him ; and further seek to consecrate all your outward senses to Him In all their actions. Pepelon. If it happened yon will find It ia these columns.