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A Man for
the Ages A Story of the Builders of Democracy By Irving Bachelier SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER I.—Samson and Sarah Tray- 1 tor, with their two children, Joslah and j Betsey, travel by wagon from their home IB Verpenne», Vt., to the West, the land of plenty. Their destination Is the Coun try of the Sangamon, In Illinois. * CHAPTER IL— At Niagara Falla they meet a party of Immigrants, among them g youth named John McNeil, who also éacldes to go to the Sangamon country. All of the party suffer from fever and MUe. Sarah's ministrations save the life •I a youth, Harry Needles, In the last mggea of fever, and he accompanies the lVaylor». They reach New Salem, Illinois, ad are welcomed by young "Abe Lia oola. CHAPTER UL—Among the Traylors' drat acqualntanoee are pncoln'e friends. Jack Kelso and his pretty daughter Blm, M years of age. CHAPTER IV,—Sameoa decides to lo cate at New Salem, and begins building Ml house. Led by Jack Armstrong, rowdies attempt to break up the proceed Lincoln thrashes Armstrong. Young . Needles strikes Bap MoNoll. Armstrong arowd, and McNoll thn CHAPTER V.—A few days later Harry, •lens, la attacksd fey McNoll and his gang, and would havs been roughly used lad not Blm driven off tu* assailants with • Shotgun. John McNeil, the Traylors' Niagara Flails acquaintance, la marksdly •Montivs to Ann Rutledge. Lincoln 10 In mes with Ann. but has naver had anough courage to tell her so. CHAPTER VI. — Traylor helps two slaves, who had run away from St. Louis, te escape. Ellphalat Biggs, owner of tha oaves, following them, attempts to beat up» Traylor and In a light haa hla arm CHAPTER VIL—Waiting for his arm to, heal, Biggs meats Bim Kelso, with S horn Harry Needles has fallen In love. iggs asks for Blm's hand, but her father refuses hla consent. Blgga re turns to St Louis. CHAPTER VIII.—Blm oonfesses ta Harry that she loves Biggs, and the yauth Is disconsolate. Lincoln decides ta «•ok a seit In the legislature. He and Harry volunteer tor the Black Hawk was, and leave New Salem. CHAPTER IX.—Biggs comes back to Uw village and be and Blm elope. Harry yprtis of It on Ms Way home from the " glaogn'a adv) 0 f and philosophy sus tali hla grief. CHAPTER X.—Lincoln, defeated In his candidacy for the legislature, forms a partnership with "BlU" Berry In the pfooery business. Blgga sands a gang to Kim 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 laglslature. Ann Rutledge Is openly in mve with John McNeil. He leaves for Ms home In the Blast, promising to re nin soon and marry Ann. Lincoln ac ospts his defeat manfully. No word com ing from McNeil, Ann confesses to Abe that his real name Is McNamar, and her fsars that he will not return. Lincoln ia his deep love endeavors to reassure liar, though he shares her misgivings. Lincoln wins his seat In the legislature. CHAPTER XII.—Ann hears from Mc Nafliar, but his letter Is cold and she Is convinced he does not love her. She tells Abe of her doubt, and he confesses Ids lpv* and asks her to marry him. Ann declares she does not yet love him, but Will try to. With that promise Lincoln sets out for Vand&lla ana hit legislative duties. CHAPTER XIII.—Inspired by Etljan Lovejoy, Traylor arranges on his farm a hiding place for runaway Blaves, a sta tion on the "Underground Railroad." PresT-O-LITE Quality Up! PreST-O-LITE Prices Down! Here is a double-bar relled reason for buying the Prest-O-Lite Battery: Quality : The backbone of Prest-O-Plates. The plates with peculiar por osity, combined with un usual hardness. Ready, dependable power in c oldest weather; great non-buckling heat-resisting strength in summer. Price: Our 1922 prices, lowest in years.—$20.90 is the trade-in price for a battery for popular makes of light cars. 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Lincoln plans to secure a divorce for Blm In order that she may marry Harry Needles, whom she has always really loved. Mc Namar returns to New Salem, too late. CHAPTER XVIII.—Traylor and Harry Needles visit the "boom" city of Chicago where Blm, now the mother of a son, ii living with her parents. She has hot divorce. Harry leaves for the Seminole war An unscrupulous, rich speculator. Lionel Davis, desires to marry Blm, but shfc repulses him. CHAPTER XIX.—Ruined by the panic of '37, Kelso dies and Bim and her mother are left penniless. Davis presses his suit, and, made desperate by the news of Harry's death, Bim almost makes up her mind to marry him. CHAPTER XX. Which Telia of the Settling of Aba Lincoln and the Traylora In tha Vil lage of Springfield and of 8amaon'a Second Vielt to Chicago. Blm's Judgment of her old Mends was 111 founded. It was a slow time In which she lived. The foot of the horse, traveling and often mired In a rough muddy highway, was Its swift est courier. Letters carried by horses or slow steamboats were the only media of communication between peo ple separated by wide distances. So It Is easy to understand that many wfyo had traveled far were as the dead, In a measure, to the friends they had left behind them and that those separated by only a hundred miles had to be very enterprising to keep ac quainted. In March Abe Lincoln had got his license to practice law. On his return from the North he had ridden to Springfield to begin his work as a law yer In the office of John T. Stuart. His plan was to hire and furnish a room and get his meals at the home of his friend, Mr. William Butler. He went to the store of Joshuu Speed to biy a bed and some bedding. He foind that they would cost seventeen dollars. 'The question U whether you would trust a man owing a national debt and without an usset but good Intentions and a license to practice law, for so much money," suhl Honest Abe. "I don't know when I could pay you." Speed hnd heard of the tall repre sentative from Sangamon county. "I have a plan which will give you a bed for nothing If you would cure to share my room above the store and sleep with me," he answered. 'Tin much obliged, but for you It's quite u contract." "You're rather long," Speed laughed. "Yes, I could lick salt off the top of your hat. I'm about a man and a half but by long practice I've learned hew to keep the hulf out of the way of other people." 'Tin sure we shull get along well enough together," said Speed. Mr. Lincoln hurried away for his saddle-bags and returned shortly "There are all my earthly posses sions," he sukl ns he threw the bags oti the fl oor. __ So his new life began In the village of Springfield. Early In the autumn Samson arrived and bought a small house and two acres of land on the edge of the village and returned to New Salem to move his family and furniture. When they drove along the top of Salem hill a number of the houses were empty and deserted, their owners having moved away. Two of the stores were closed. Only ten fami lies remained. They stopped at Rut ledge's tavern, whose entertainment was little sought those days. People from the near houses came to bid them good-by. Pete and Colonel, Invigorated by their long rest, but whitened by age and with drooping lieadc, drew the wagon. Sambo and the small boy rode between Sarah and Samson. Betsey and Joslah walked ahead of the wag on, the latter leading a cow. That evening they were corafortnbly settled In their new home. When the beds were set up and ready for the nlgbt Sarah made some tea to go with the cold victuals she had brought. Mr. Lincoln ate with them and told of his new work. Betsey was growing tall and slim. She had the blond hair and fair skin of Samson, and the dark eyes of her "There Are All My Earthly Poaaaa •Iona," Ha Said. mother. Joslah had grown to be a bronzed, sturdy, good-looking lad, very shy and sensitive. "There's a likely boy I" said Sam son ns he clapped the shoulder of his eldest son. "He's got a good heart In him." ''You'll spoil Irtm with praise," Sarah protested and then asked as she turned to the young statesman, "Have you heard from Blm or any of the Kelsos?" "Not a word. I often think of them." "There's been a letter In the candle every night for a week or so, but we haven't heard a word from Harry or from them," said Sarah. "I wjmder how they're getting along In these hard times." "I_ told .T ack_ to let li e know if. I m I TIL A new cent L r s just being started ' •It ich will j. ir! who r ,.e can vü t i v rite a Phosphate . - Vi ords . M of tl II PRIZES f : O' ery roman and this -t r. Any woman irl can enter : his Contest-—any .\ 11 it . nee*-.-- ary to do is i.iyme oil Li. 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Did you killed r "Harry claimed. anything to help," Samson assured them. Late in November Mr. Lincoln went ont on the circuit with the distin guished John T. Stuart, who had taken him into partnership. Blm's letter to him bears an Indorsement on Its envelope as follows: 'This letter was forwarded from Vandalla the week I went out on the circuit and remained unopened In our office until my return six weeks later. —A. Lincoln." The day of his return he went to Sarah and Samson with the letter. •Til gel a horse and start for Chi cago tomorrow morning," said Sam "They have had a double blow, read that Hanqr had been killed 1" Mr. Lincoln ex "You don't mean to tell me that Hanly has been killed 1*' 'The Chicago Democrat says bo, but we don't believe It," said Samson. Here's the article. Read It and then I'll tell you why I don't think It's so." Abe Lincoln read the article. "You see It was dated In Tampa, November the fifth," said Samson. 'Before we had read that article we had received a letter from Harry dated November the seventh. In the letter he says be Is all right and I calculate that he ought to know as much, about It as anyone." "Thank God I Then It's a mistake," said Lincoln. "We can't afford to lose Harry. 1 feel rather poor with Jack Kelso gobe. It will comfort me to do what I can for his wife and daughter. I'll give you every dollar I con spare to tnke to them." with his son, Joslah, bound for the new city. The boy had begged to go und both Samson and Sarah thought It would be good for him to take a bet tor look at Illinois than hla geography afforded. Joe and bis father set ont on a cold clbar morning In February. They got to Brlmstead'a In time for dinner. Henry put hla band on Samson'* pommel and aald tn a confident tone: "El Dorado waa one of the wickedest cities in history. It was like Tyre and Babylon. It robbed ma Look at that pile of stakes." Samson saw a long cord of stakes along the road In the edge of the meadow. "They are tbe teeth of my dty," said Brlmstead In a low voice. Tv* drawed 'em out They ain't goln' to bite me no more." •They are the towers and steeples of El Dorado," Samson laughed. "Have any of the notes been paid!" "Not one and I can't get a word from my broker about the men who drew the notes—who they are or where they are." Tm going to Chicago and If yon wish Til try to find him and see what he says." "That's Just what I wish," said Brlmstead. "His name is Lionel Da vis. His address is 14 South Water street. 1 sold him all the land I had on the river shore and he gave me his note for Jt." "If you'll let me take the note Til see whut can be done to got tbe money," Samson answered. "Say. 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