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Who Was Lincoln's Father?
News- and Courier.
--The Liinetln Farm As*oiation iS
nni-l. to build on his birthplace
in Ke:tuckv the greatest memorial
in the world. The humble surround
ins which were familiar to his boy
li1h eyes and the simple life from
wih lie caime will be so forcefully
li ra (lted on these 110 acres vhich
his f:ier tilled that the routh of all
e tionIs to come who visit this
a ticnal Shnine will be in.,rited bv
..( facl, iiat .:-reat t 11iiflr are po-sibi ,'
rc --i aill bS 1 inni, s. ' his state
m.1, is cont;i ll.e i (ei t the piece.
!eiteratu1re" seni out by the pub
1i1ltv committee of tie association,
who tell us that thousands of sub
s.1ription1s in aid of the enterprise are
omnnnz in from every state in the
Union, more than, thirty thousand
sueh subscriptions having been receiv
ed before the first of March.
This is exactly as it ought to be
and we trust that there will be mil
lio-ss of members of the asociation
before the lists are closed. We defer
i, iioe in our admiration of Mr. Lin
colit. He was' a great man, one of
the greatest of Americanc, and great
in spite of his obscure origin and ap
parently hopeless start in ffe. But
wihy not tell the truth about him?
W say that the farm which is to
be converted into a memorial of him
was "tilled by his father?'' Who
was his father? There has been much
discussion of this ii-teresting and im
One writer has charzed his pa
terlitv to Jacob Enloe. another to
John C. Calhoun. and others to Thom
as Lincoln. Each of the writers has
sustained his view by certain docu
I mentary evidence, none of which ap
pears to be satisfactory to those hold
ing a contrary view with the result
r that the question of Lineoln's pater
nity is still involved in doubt, not to
his dishonor or discredit, or to the
dishonor of any of his descendants,
but somewh.'to the embarrassment
of those who claim too much for
him. If the Lincoln Farm is to b
a true memorial it ought to contain
accomplete and undisputed record
of him and his family history.
His people were excessively common.
They had no position in society. They
were despised by their well-to-do
neizhhors. They wvere pitifully poor
:lndt judgzing by the stories that are
t: ld in Herndon's life of Lincoln they~
nmst have been very vulgar in their
wal and conversation. It was out of
:'ll this rugk that Abraham Linceoln
came and it is to his imperishable
hE-nor that he was great in spite of the
csurity of his birth and the fact
that he had no chance in life which
he did not make for imself.
Lincoln's mother's people wvent
from South Carolina. There are some
well-founded traditions of them in
this state. The Hon. D. J. Knotts, of
Lexinton county, has made some very
interesting investigations on the sub
ject. James L. Tribble. of Anderson
county, in which county the Hankses
formerly lived, wrote about the pa
ternity of Lincoln in a very careful
: and sympathetic way seyeral years
hago, and reached the conclusion that
,Thomas Lincoln was not his father.
Other writers. notab)ly a North Caro
linian, have satisfied themselves that
r. Lincoln was not the son of his pu
toitive father. Thomas Lincoln. The
Isuject is an interesting one and
4ought to have the very careful at-ten
tion. of the Lincoln Favm Association.
It does not reflect in any way uponi
3Jr Lincoln t.hat he rose from the
bottom to the top. It is important
iat nothin.g should be claimed for
im of ancestry or achievement to
whichi he is not entitled. His fame
is secure for all tinme. He is one of
he men in American history abou$
whom the whole truth may be spoken
Iwithout disturbinlg his p)lace in> the
hearts of the people.
'~ The Country Editor.
I,Rock Hill Record.
The countr~y editor is a substan
tial factor in the building up of the
section in wvhich his work is carried
Son, and lie accomplishes much more
than he is generally credited with do
inz. There is no public servant any
Iwhere who tries harder to develop the
proper public sentiment along all lines
of thought and to please his consti
tuents more than tihe country
Seditor. We do not say these things
in self-praise, but it is a truth that
deserves a hearing.
There is no one who acts with a
more unselfish ambition. He is a
well-informed man along most every
line in which von may choose to
view him; he studies carefully all mat
ters of public interest and endeav
*s to give the best thougb4 frofn
Pthese in the columns of his~paper.
His newspaper is the pride of \'s life,
and why should it not be? This is his
life's work? He p)ro1ably gtrows
-ore baldheaded, and at an earlier
ige. than any other man in public
ervce and vet when you see a man
wearing a wig don 't for a moment
this wi---ed visini is oilv a ricl ol
achelor or a millionaire with not a
-are in the world nor the 'eoL%ry
newsp;apev in his pocket.
The (ountry editor's newspaper iS
levoted to the interests of the corn
nunity in which it is published. Usu
Ally it is an-d institution that has
een indifatigable anid influential in
[he building u) of its tow and11 Colin
try. advertising its advantages. and in
VWorkii for its best interests at all
times. Such a newspaper is respect
?d in its sphere by those who know
tle importmee of that sphere. In
)roportion to its circulation the coun
ry newspaper is more thoroughly
read and more influential and far
ieaching than its city contemporaries.
NOTICE or FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that we will
make a settlement o,n the personal
state of George M. Bowers, deceased,
in the Probate Court for Newberry
County, at eleven o'clock A. M. on
rhursday, the 25th day of July, 1907,
and will immediately thereafter ap
ply for letters of discharge as Exe
eutors of the last will and testament
of the said George M. Bowers, de
George M. Bowers,
H. B. Dominick,
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