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A Man for
the Ages A Story of the Builders of Democracy By Irving Bachelier OopnifM, Inlai ImMI« 8YNOP8I8. CHAPTER I.—Samson and 6arah Tri.y l©r, with their two children, Joalah and Betsey, travel by wagon from thoir home in Vergenne*. Vt.. to the West, the land of plenty. Their destination is the Coun try of the Sangamon, in Illinois. CHAPTER 1L—At Niagara Falls they meet a party of Immigrants, among them a youth named John McNeil, who also aecldea to go to the Sangamon country. AH of the party suffer from fever and Sarah'e mintstratione save the life a youth. Harry Needles, In the last atagea of fever, and he accompanies the Traylors. They reach New SAlem, Illinois, and are welcomed by young "Abe" Lin coln. CHAPTER III.—Among the Traylors' flrat acquaintances are Uncoln'a friends, Jack Kelso and his pretty daughter Blm, 1« years of age. CHAPTER IV.—Samson decides to lo cate at New Salem, and begins building his house. -Tod by Jack Armstrong, rowdies attempf to break up the proceed >"*»• Lincoln thrashes Armstrong. Young Harry Needles strikes Bap McNoll. ol the Armstrong crowd, and McNoll threat en* vengeance. CHAPTER V.—A few days later Harry, alone. Is attacked by McNoll and hli gang, and would have been roughly used had not Blm driven off hie assailants with a shotgun. John McNeil, the Traylors' Nlagrara Palin acquaintance. Is markedly attentive to Ann Rutledge. Lincoln la In love with Ann, but has nevsr had enough courage to tell her •Sf ue. so. CHAPTER VI. — Traylor helps two Mia. ves. who had run away from St. Louis, to escape. Ellphalet Bligs, owner of the slave«, following them, attempts to beat , Traylor and 1» • fight has his arm broken. CHAPTER VII.—Waiting for hts arm to heal Biggs meets Blm Kelso, with whom Harry Needles has fallen In love. BMrga asks for Blm'a hand, but her father refusa*» his consent Biggs re turns to St. Louis. CHAPTER VIII. Wherein Abe Announoee His Purpose to Be a Candidate for the Leglala ture, at Kelso's Dinner Party. Harry Needles mat Blm Kelso on the road next day, when be was going down to see if Giere was any mall. She was on her pony. He was In his new suit of clothes—a butternut back ground striped Into large checks. "You look like a walking checker board," said she. "This—this is my new suit," Harry answered, looking down ai it "It's a tiresome suit" said she Im patiently. *Tve been-ptaylng checkers on It since I caught sight o' you, and I've got a man crowned to the king row." "I thought you'd like it," he An swered, quite seriously, and with a look of disappointment "Say, I've got that razor and I've shaved three already. * • "Don't tell anybody," he warned "They'd laugh at me. They wouldn't know how I feet" "I won't aay anything, swered. that I don't love you—not so much ap I did, anyway—not near so much. I only love you Just a waa bit now." Harry's face faU. times ber. she an I reckon I ought to tell yon In 1783. The representative of Spain at the Paris convention In 1788, Count Ar anda, wrote to bis monarch, In regard to America, as follows: "This fed eral republic Is. born a pygmy. The day will come when it will be a glam a Colossus, formidable even In these countries. Liberty of conscience, the fueillty for establishing a new popu lu tion on immense lunds, as weih n c the advantages of a new government will draw thither farmers and urtis ans from all the nations."—Menr\ Vun Dyke. Promissory notes carried in stock at the Examiner office. it Then He's Not Interesting. It Is oot hard to arouse a man's Interest by telling him It's hls move, unless you Indicate that he must move toward the cornfield or the Iron works.—Houston I'osL Thirty-foot Cone of Ice. Water from a pressure pipe protrud ing above the ground In the northern part of New York state, gradually froze, forming a natural cone of Ice thirty odd feet In height. Promissory notes carried In stock at tne Examiner office. tf CHOICE CITY BUILblNG LOTS FOR SALE ON EASY TERMS BEAR RIVER VALLEY LAND AND ABSTRACT CO. "Do you—lovo—some other man?" he asked. "Yes—a regular man—mustache, six feet tall and everything. I Just tell you he's purtyl" "Is It that rich feller from St. Louis?" be asked. She nodded and then whispered : "Don't you telL" The boy's lips trembled when he an swered. "I won't tell. But I don't see how you can do It." "Why?" "He drinks. He isn't respectable." "That's a He," she answered quick ly. "I don't care what you say." Blm touched her pony with the whip and rode away. Harry staggered for à moment as he went on. His eyes filled with tears. It * i X / m / / a I I f&J a 1 -«7 "Do Y ou —Love—Some Other Man 7" He Asked. seemed to him that the world bad been ruined. On his way to the village he tried and convicted It of being no fit place for a boy to live in. Down by the tavern be met Abe, who stopped blm. "Howdy, Harry!" said Abe. "You look kind o' sick. Gome Into the store and sit down. I want to talk to you." Harry followed the big man Into Offut's store, flattered by bis attention There had been something very grate ful In the sound of Abe's voice and the feel pf his hand. The store was empty "You and I mustn't let ourselves be worried by little matters," said Abe./nt they «sat dowa together by the Are "Things that seem to you to be as big as a mountain now will look like a mole hill to six months. You and 1 have got things to do, partner, mustn't let ourselves be fooled. I was once to a boat with old Cqp'n Chase on the Illinois river. We had got Into the rapids. It was a narrow channel In dangerous water. They had to keep her beaded Just so or we'd have gone on the rocks. Suddenly a boy dropped his apple overboard and began to hoi 1er. He wanted to tiave the boai stopped. For a minute that boy thought his apple was the biggest thing In the world. We're all a good deal like him. We keep dropping apples and calling for the boat to stop. Soon we find out that there Wo oui il re many apples to the world as good as that one. You have all come to a stretch of bad water up at your house. The folks have been sick. They're a little lone some and discouraged. Don't you make it any harder by crying over a lost ap pie. Ye know It's possible that the apple will float along down Into the still water where you can pick it up by and by. The Important thing Is to keep going ahead." This bit of fatherly counsel help to the boy. "I've got a book here that I you to read," Abe went on. "it is the Life of Henry Clay.* Take It home and read It carefully and then bring It back and tell me what you think of It. You may be a Henry Clay yourself by and by. The world has something bip In It for every one if he can only find It. We're all searching-some for gold and some for fame. I pray God ever; day that He will help me to find nn work—the thing 1 can do better than anything else—and when It Is found help me to do It. I expect It will he a hard and dangerous search and tlini I shall make mistakes. I expect to drop some apples on my way. They'll look like gold to me, but I'm not going to lose sight of the main purpose." When Harry got home he found Sarah sewing by the fireside, with Joe and Betsey playing by the bed. Sam son had gone to the woods to split rails. was a want "Any mall?" Sarah asked. "No mall," he answered. Sarah went to the window and stood for some minutes looking out at the plain. Jts sere grasses, protruding out of the know, hissed and bent In the wind. In its cheerless winter colors It was a dreary thing to see. "How I long for home!" she ex claimed, as she resumed her sewing by the fire. Little Joe came and stood by her knee and gave hls oft repeated bless ing: "God help us and make Hls face to shine upon ns." She kissed him and said: "Dearcom forter 1 It shines upon me every time I hear you say those words." "Would you mind If I called mother?" Harry asked. "I shall be glad to have you do It If it gives yon any comfort, Harry," aha answered. yon She observed that there were tears to his eyes. "We are all very fond of you," she said, as she bent to her task. Then the boy'told her the history of his morning—the talk with Blm, with the razor omitted from It "Well, Harry, If she's such a fool, you're lucky to have found It out so soon," said Sarah. "She does little but ride the pony and play around with a gun. I don't believe she ever spun a hank o' yarn in her life. She'll get her teeth cut by and by.** Then fell a moment of silence. Soon she said: "There's a bitter wind blowing and there's no hurry about the rails, 1 guess. You sit here by the fire and read your book this forenoon. Maybe it will help you to find your work." So It happened that the events of Harry's morning found their place In the diary which Sarah and Samson kept. Long afterward Harry added the sentences aboût the razor. One evening Sarah and Samson, with Harry, went to a debate In the tavern on the issues of the day, In which Abe won tlje praise of all for able presentation of the claim of In ternal Improvements. During that evening Alexander Ferguson declared that he -would not cut his hair until Henry Clay became President, the news of which resolution led to a like Insanity In others and an age of un exampled hairiness on that part of the border. 1I For Samsou and Sarah the most notable social event of the winter was a chicken dinner at which they and Mr. and Mrs. James Rutledge and Ann and Abe Lincoln and Doctor Allen were the-guests of the Kelsos. That night Harry stayed at home with the children. Kelso was In his best mood. "Come," he said, when dinner was ready. ."Life Is more than friendship. It Is partly meat." "And mostly Kelso," said Doctor Allen. "Ah, Doctor l Long life has made you as smooth as an old shilling and nimbler than a sixpence,'* Kelso de clared. "And, speaking of life, Aris totle snld that the learned and the un learned were as the living and the dead." "It Is true," Abe Interposed. "I say it, in spite of the fact that It slays me. "You? No I You are alive to your finger tips," Kelso answered. "But I have mastered only eight books," said Abe. "And one—the book of common sense, and that has wised you," Kelso went on. Since I came to this coun try I have learned to beware of the one-hook man. There are more living mon In America than in any land I The man who reads one good book thoughtfully Is alive and often my master In wit or wisdom. Reading Is the gate and thought Is the pathway of real life." "I think that most of the men I know have read the Bible," said Abe. "A wonderful and a saving fact ! It Is a sure foundation to build your life upon." Kelso paused to pour whisky from a Jug at his side for those who would take It. "Let us drink to our friend Abe and his new ambition," he proposed. "What la It?" Samson asked. "I am going to try for a seat In the legislature," said Abe. The toast was drunk, and by some In water, after which Abe said: "If you have the patience to listen to it, I'd like to read my declaration to the voters of Sangamon county." hnv seen. S r * I, t mi ( < i r *v I "l*d Like to Read My Declaration to the Vote re." Samson's diary briefly describes this appeal as follows: "He said that he wanted to win the confidence and esteem of hls fellow citizens. This be hoped to accomplish by doing something which would make him worthy of It. He had been think ing of the county. A railroad would do more for It than anything else, bnt a railroad would he too costly. The Improvement of the Sangamon river was the next best thing. He favored a usury law and said, to *iew of the talk he had just heard, he was going to favor the improvement and build ing of schools, so that every one could learn how to read, at least, and learn for himself what Is In the Bible and other great books. It was a modest statement and we all liked It." "Whatever happens to Sangamon. one statement In that platform couldn't be Improved," said Kelso. * "What Is thatr Abe asked. "It's the one that says you wish to win the regard of'your fellows by serving them." Early to April an Indian scare spread from the capital to the remot est turners of the state. Black Hawk, with many warriors, had crossed the Mississippi and was moving toward the Rock River country. Governor Reynolds called for volunteers to check the luvaslon. Abe, whose address to the voters had been printed In the Sangamon Journal, Joined a volunteer company and soon became Its captain. On the tenth of April he and Harry Needles left for Richland to go Into training. Samson was eager to go, bat could not leave his family. film Kelso rode out Into the fields where Harry was at work the day be fore he went away. "I'm going away,'' the boy said, In a rather mournful tone. "I hate to have you go. I Just love to know you're here, If I don't see you. Only I wish you was older and knew more." There was half a moment of silence. She ended It by saying: "Ann and I are going to the spelling school tonight" "Can I go with you?" "Could you stand It to be talked to and scolded by a couple of'girls till you didn't care what happened to you?" "Yes ; I've got to be awful careless." "We'll be all dressed up and ready at quarter of eight Come to the tav ern. I'm going to have supper with Ann. She Is Just terribly happy. John McNeil has told her that he loves her. It's a secret. Don't you tell." "I won't. ^Does she love him?" "Devotedly ; but she wouldn't let him know It—not yet. I reckon he'll be plumb anxious before she owns up. But she truly loves him. She'd die for him." way we have to travel In this world, whether we're going to love or to mill?" the girl ask ed, with a sigh. "We cannot tell what is ahead. We see only what Is behind us. It Is very sud." ~ - Harry looked at Blm. He saw the "Girls are awful curious—nobody can tell what they mean," said Harry. "Sometimes they don't know what they mean themselves. Often I something or do' something qn<^ won der and wonder what It means. Did you ever ride à horse sitting backwards— when you'rg going one way and look ing another and you don't know "What's behind you Is before you and the faster you go the more danger you're In?" Harry langhed. "Isn't that the M what's coming?" she asked. tragic truth of the words and suddenly her face was like them. Unconscious ly In the midst of her playful talk this thing had fallen. He did not know what to make of It. "1 feel Bad when I think of Abe," suld Harry. "He don't know what is ahead of hlm, I guess. I heard firs. Traylor Bay that ho was In love with Ann." "I reckon he Is, but he don't know how to show it He's never told her. I reckon he's mighty good, but he don't know how to love a girl. Did you ever 'see an elephant talking with a crick et?" "Not as I remember," said Harry. "I never did myself, but if I did, I'm sure they'd both look very tlr*d. It would be still harder for an elephant to be engaged to a cricket. I don't reckon the elephant's love would fit the cricket or that they'd ever be able to agree on what they'd talk about. It's some that way with Abe and Ann. She Is small and spry j he Is slow and high. She'd need a ladder to get up to hls face, aud I Just tell you It ain't purty when ye get there. She ain't got a chance to love him." "I love him," said Harry. "I think he's a wonderful man. I'd fight for him till I died. John gcNell ls-noth tog but a grasshopper compared to him." "That's about what my father says,'' Blm answered. "I love Abe, too, and so does Ann, but it ain't the 'hope to die, marry In' love. It's like a man's love for a man or a woman's love for a woman. John McNeil Is handsome— he's Just plumb handsome, and smart, too. He's bought a big farm and Is going Into the grocery business. Mr. Rutledge says he'll be a rich man." "I shouldn't wonder, to the spelling school?" "No, he went off to Richland today with my father to Join the company. They're going to fight the Injuns, too." The shell sounded for dinner. Blm started for the road at a gallop, wav ing her hand. He unhitched hls team and followed it slowly across the black furrows toward the bam. He did not go to the spelling school. Abe came at seven and said that he and Harry would have to walk to 8prlngfleld that night and get their equipment and take the stage In the morning. Abe said If they started right away they could get to the Globe tavern by midnight In the hurry and excitement Harry forgot the spelling school. To Blm It was a tragic thing. Before he went to bed that night he wrote a letter to her. TO BE CONTINUED Is he going Curses Really Amount to Little. In the southern portion of the Ap ennin« peninsula the remark, "May an accident befall you i" Is only a friendly way of passing the time of day. But expression of the hope, "May you be carried home In four pieces," Is due cause for riot on the spot. There are many wfiys, the world over, for cursing your enemies, but when you come dojyn to It they are rather trivial things to say. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ g ■ , Ï B Coats for Fall and Coats - for Winter \ ALL ARE READY! Coats-of exquisite styling an$ exceptional making such as you would exjV'Qt, ordinarily, from the workshops of the most exclusive tailors await you here at any price you would care to pay. They are of exceptionally fine, even luxurious materials, upon which hand workmanship of the greatest skill and ingenuity has boen lavished. j» I Brennan 8C Davis 1 < Home of Quality Merchandise »» ■A HULL: A CITY THAT HAjS LOST ITS NAME "Wraped up in the name is the his i tor y oI a more ir less profitable real | estate deal by King Edward I of Eng Hand, who, though he • conquered jWales by force of arms, acquired the | clty Q n the Humber by the , . . f e i aceful proce88 of tradin * 8ome out lying acreage with the monks who Washington, D. C. "The city of Hull doesn't officially exist," says a bulletin issued by the National Geo graphic society, dealing with the town in England near which the United States-Navjiff giant dirigible balloon exploded. "Hull is the name j 9 r a small river emptying into the I broad estuary of the Humber, and the official name of- the city at its mouth is Kingston-upon-Hull. more j I owned It. He had visions, wihch have since been Justified, of the town's becoming an important port, and to make the place immediately more popular with settlers changed Its name from 'Wyke-upon-Hull' to Kingston-upon-Hull. tion impatient of long names seems to have sprung up in England as well as in America, and the city is now almost universally known merely as 'Hull.' But a genera "Hull has nearly 280,000 In habi tants. It is about 20 mlics from the open sea at a point where the tuary of the HumY>er Is some three miles vfide. ( B There are many shallow areas in the river and the tide at times makes a marked difference in (the Water le^el. fact Hull's important harbor sixth among the scores of ports of Great Britain—is almost entirely a matter of artificial basins, entered by locks, Ih which the water is kept fit high tide level. Becjause of this it Is The town is sit uated on a flat, low plain, and large number of these docks, gating hundreds of acres, have been scooped out. a aggre A ring of them prac tically surrounds the old part of the town, so that a forest of stacks and masts eems to prlng from It highway. don't Ifbrrj/Any IF YOU'RE NOT GETTING / SATISFACTION OUT OF YOUR EATS YOU RE NOT GETTING YOUR EATS AT THE RIGHT STORE 'Qjjlh // BIGHT ABOUT, FACE? MARCH j ft GROCERY STORE s u li (L I] 13, PUR WEEKLY RECIPE RICH CROQUETTES 1 pt cooked rice,1-4 c butter 1-3 c flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 c milk, 1 egg. * i X white sauce. Add rice and egg well beaten. Allow to cool, shape, roll In crumbs and fry. 1-4 to 1-2 c grated cheese may be added to white sauce before rice is added. Use 40 second test for fat. — WE SEU. THE INGREDIENTS jfr —S m J.CROCKETT MERCCOJ GROCERIES & MEATS OUMJTV AND SERVICE " *4 / Beyond the chain of basins is the newer part of the city. "Hull was at one time the head quarters of the North Sea fishing in dustry. The more important center now is Grimsby, on the other side of the Humber and about ten nearer the sea. holds second place, being the home port of the largest single fleet ol steam trawlers in Gseat Brittan. Ii owes its implratnce in this respect to its situation, close at once to coal mines and to the western end of the famout Dogger Banks, which are to the fishermen of England what the Newfoundland banks are to those of America, miles But even now Hull "In other industries bèsides fish ing Hjill is tied closely to the sea. It builds ships, and manufactures sail-cloth, ripes, cables and chains. As a general freight and passenger shipping point it is one of the princi pal doors to and from northern Eu rope, especially • the Scandinavian countries. There may be a poetic Justice in this, for it was up the Hum ber that most of the Scandinavian raids into Britian were conducted in the ninth and tenth centuries. "Located opposite the German coast, the mouth of the Humber, too, was the entrance point for numerous air raids by the Germans during the World War. Only one of the raids, that of March 1918, occasioned any considerable loss of life or destruc tion of property in Hull itself, but the sweep of great Zeppelins across the sky and the whir of their engines became commonplace sights and sounds to the dwellers of the city. "In the age of reforms Hull is known to many as the birthplace and homo of William Wilberforce, mem ber if Parliament and philanthro pist, who brought about the abolition of the British slave trade and organ ized one of the first societies whose aim was to compel the Stricter gen eral observance of Sunday. A claim to this pioneer reformer stands in one of the public squares of Hull."