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the Ages A Story of the Builders of Democracy By Irving Bachelier "Howdy, boy!" sold the old minis ter. "That ar creek Is b'llln' over. I reckon you'll have to swim the bosses." They tried, but Elm's horse refused to go beyond good footing. "You kin light at that ar house an' spend the night, but the folks have gone erway," the minister called. "I guess you'll have to marry ui „ right here and now," Harry proposed. "Night Is coming and that house is •ur only refuge." "Poor boy ! There seems to be no •scape for you!" Blm exclaimed with a sigh. "Do you really and honestly want to marry me? If there's any doubt about It I'll leave the horses with you nnd swim the creek. You Could put them In the bam and swim with me or spend the night in the cabin." "It's a cool evening and the creek Is very wet," he answered. "I'm go ing to take this matter In my own hands." He called to the minister. "Steve, this Is the luckiest moment of my life r id you are just the man of all others would have chosen for Its most Im portant Job. Can you stand right where you are nnd marry us?" "You bet, I kin, sub," the minister answered. "I've often said I could marry any one half a mile erway If they would only talk as loud ns I kin. I've got the good book right here In my pocket, suh. My ol' woman Is cornin'. She'll be liyah In a minute fer to witness the perceedln's." Mrs. Nuckles made her appearance on the river bank In a short time. Then the minister shouted : • "We'll begin by rendin' the nineteenth chap ter of Matthew." He shouted the chapter and the us ual queries, kneJt and prayed and pro nounced them man and wife. The young man and woman walked to the cabin and put their horses In "We'll Begin by Reading the Nine teenth Chapter of Matthew." its baru, where they found an ahun dance of hay and oats. They rapped at the cabin door, but got no response They lifted its latch and entered. A table stood in the middle of the room, set for two. On its cover of spotless white linen were plates and cups and saucers and a big plutter of roasted prairie chickens and a great frosted cake and preserves and Jellies and potato salad and a pie and n bottle of currant wine. A clock was ticking on the shelf. There were live embers In the fireplace and wood In the box, and venison hanging in the chimney. The young soldier looked about him and smiled. "This Is wonderful !" he exclaimed. "To whom are we Indebted?" "You don't think I'd bring you out here on the plains and marry you and not treat you well," Blm laughed. "I warned you that you'd have to take what came and that the hospitality would be simple." "It's a noble and benevolent con spiracy that has turned this cabin Into A paradise and brought all this hap piness upon me," be said as he kissed ber. "I thought It strange that Mr. Nuckles should be on hand at the light moment." "The creek was a harder thing to manage!" she answered with a smile. "I told my messenger to see that the gate of the reservoir was opened at four o'clock. So, you see, you had to marry or swim. Now I've made a clean breast of It. I felt sure some thing would happen before you got back from Milwaukee. I was plum superstitious about It." The young man shook wtth laughter and said: "Yep are the new woman born of the democracy of the West." "I began to fear that I should be an old woman beforfe I got to be Mrs. Wepffles." "Whose house Is this?" he asked In a moment. "It Is the home of Mr. and Mr*. Peter Lukins. Their land near Chi cago Is now used for a cattle yard and slaughterhouse and Is paying them a good income. They moved here some time ago. He looks after the reser voir. Mrs. Lukins is a famous cook, as you will see. We can stay here as long as we want to. We sb>H find everything we need In the well, the chimney, the hutt'ry and the cellar. And here is the wedding supper all ready for us and I ns hungry as a bear." "In the words of Mrs. Lukins 'It Is very copasetlc,' and I begin to feet that T have made some progress In the study of Blm Kelso. Come, let's have our supper." "Not until you have broiled a piece of venison. It will take a lot of food to satisfy me. I'll get the cream and butter out of the well and make a pot of coffee. Hurry up, Harry, I'm starving." Darkness fell upon the busy lovers and soon the firelight and the glow of many candles filled the homely cabin with flickering shadows and a soft, beautiful color. "Supper Is ready," she said, when the venison steak had been deposited on the platter. "Bim, I love you not as most men love," he said as they stood a moment by the side of the table. "From the bottom of my heart I do respSPt you for your honor and good ffflth and when I think of that and of nil you have suffered for my sake, I bow ray head and ask God to make me worthy of such a helper." They sat down to this unusual wed ding feast, nnd ns we leave them the windows of the little cabin fling their light far out upon the level plain ; we hear the sound of merry laughter and of the tall grasses rustling and reeling joyously lu the breeze. The moon In mid-heaven and the innum merable host around It seem to know what Is passing on the edge of the Grand Fralrle and to be well pleased. Surely there Is nothing thnt finds a quicker echo In the great heart of the world than human happiness 1 CHAPTER XXV. Being a Brief Memoir by the Honor. able and Venerable Man Known in These Pages as Josiah Traylor, Who Saw the Great Procession of Events Between Andrew Jackson and Wood row Wilson and Especially the Mak ing and the End of Lincoln. Now, ns I have done often sitting In llq; chimney corner at the day's end, I look buck at my youth and manhood and tell, with one eye upon the clock, of those years of fulfillment In the progress of our beloved pilgrim. There are four and twenty of them that I shall try to review in ns ninny minutes. At this distance I see only the high places—one looming above another like steps in a stairwnjj. The years of building and sentiment ended on the fourth of November, 1842, when he and Mary Todd were Joined in marriage. Now, like one hav ing taken note of the storm clouds, he strengthens the structure. Mary tried to tench him fine man ners. It was a difficult undertaking. Often, as might have been expected, she lost her patience. Mary was an excellent girl, but rather kindlesome and pragmatic. Like most of the prai rie folk, for instance, Abe Lincoln had been accustomed to reach for the but ter with his own knife, nnd to find rest in attitudes extremely indolent and unbecoming. He enjoyed sprawl ing on the floor lu his shirt-sleeves and slippers with a pillow under his head nnd n book in his hand. He had a liking for ample accommodation, not fully satisfied by a bed or a lounge. Mary undertook to turn him Into new ways and naturally there was Irrita tion In the house, but 1 think they got along very well together for all that. Mary grew fond of him nnd proud of his great talents and was a devoted wife. For years she did the work of the house and bore him children. He milked the cow and took care of the horse when he was at home. Annabel and I, having Just been married, went with him to Washing ton on our wedding tour In 1847. He was taking his seat In congress thnt year. We were with him there when he met Webster. Lincoln was deeply impressed by the quiet dignity of the great man. We went together to hear Emerson lecture. It was a motley au dience—business men, fashionable ladles and gentlemen, statesmen, politi cians, women with their knitting nnd lion-hunters. The tall, awkward ora tor ascended the platform, took off his top-coat and drew a manuscript from his pocket. He had a narrow, sloping forehead, a prominent nose, gray eyes and a skin of singular trans parency. His voice was rich and mel low, but not strong. Lincoln listened with rapt attention to his talk about Democracy. It was a memorable night. He spoke of It often. Such contact with the great spirits of that time, of which he studiously availed himself In Washington, was of great value to the statesman from Dllnols. His experiences on the floor were In no way Important to him, but since 1914 I have thought often of what he said there, regarding Polk's Invasion of Mexico, unauthorised by congress as It was: "The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to con gress was dictated, as I understand It, by the following reasons: Kings had always been Involving and Impoverish ing their people In wars, pretending generally (hat the good of the people was the ob ject, this oat conve ntion understood to be the most oppressive of all kingly oppressions and they pro posed to so frnme the constitution that no man should bold the power of bringing this oppression upon us." The next year he stumped Massa chusetts for "Znch" Taylor and heard Gov. Seward deliver his remarkable speech on slavery, which contained this striking utterance: "Congress has no power to Inhibit any duty commanded by God on Mount Sinai or by His Son on the Mount of Olives." On his return home Lincoln con fessed that we had soon to deal with thnt question. I was In his office when Herndon said : "I tell you thnt slavery must be rooted out." "What makes you think so?" Mr. Lincoln nsked. "I feel It in my bones," was Hern don's answer. After that he used to speak with respect of "Bill Herndon's bone phil osophy." His term In congress having ended, he came back to the law In partner ship with William H. Herndon—a man of character and sound judgment. Those days Lincoln wore black trou sers, coat nnd stock, a walstcoast of satin and a Wellington high hat. He was wont to carry his papers In his hat. Mary had wrought a great change in his external appearance. They used to call him "a dead square lawyer." I remember thnt once Hern don had drawn up a fictitious plea founded on a shrewd assumption. Lin coln carefuly examined the papers. "Is It founded on fact?" he asked. "No," Herndon answered. Lincoln scratched his head thought ful}' and nsked : "Billy, hadn't we better withdraw that plea? You know^lt's a sham and generally thnt's nnother name for a lie. Don't let It go on record. The cursed thing may come staring us In tne face long after this suit has been forgotten." On the whole he was not so com municative ns he had been in Ills young manhood. He suffered days of depres sion when he said little. Often, In good company, he seemed to be think ing of things in no way connected with the talk. Mary called him a rather "shut-mouthed man." Herndon used to say that the only thing he had ngalnst Lincoln was his habit of coming In mornings and sprawling on the lounge and reading aloud from the newspaper. The people of the town loved him. One day, ns we were walking along the street together, we came upon a girl dressed up and crying In front of her father's door. "What's the matter?" Lincoln asked. "I want to take th^ train and the wagon hasn't come for my trunk," said she. Lincoln went in and got the trunk and carried it to the station on his back, with people laughing and throw ing Jokes at him ns he strode along. When I think of him, his chivalry and kindness come first to mind. He read much, but his days of book study were nearly ended. 111s learn ing was now got mostly in the school of experience. Herndon says, and 1 think it is true, thnt he never read to the end of a law book those days. The study of authorities was left to the junior partner. His reading was mostly outside the law. His knowl edge of science was derived from Chambers' Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. He was still afraid of the Abolition Movement In 1852 nnd left town to nvoid n convention of Its adherents. He thought the effort to resist by | force the laws of Kansns was criminal and would hurt the cause of freedom. "Let us have pence and revolutionize through the ballot box," he urged. In 1854, a little quarrel In New York began to weave the thread of destiny. Seward, Weed and Greeley had wielded decisive power in the party councils of that state. Seward was a high headed, populnr Idol. His plans and his triumphant progress absorbed his thought. Weed was dazzled by the splendor of this great star. Neither gave n thought to their able colleague —a poor man struggling to build up a great newspaper. An office, with fair pay, would have been a help In those days. But he got no recognition of his needs and talents and services. Suddenly he wrote a letter to Weed In which he said : "The firm of Seward, Weed and Greeley Is hereby dissolved by the res ignation of Its junior member." When Greeley had grown In power and wisdom until his name was known and honored from ocenn to ocean, they tried to make peace with him, but In vain. Then suddenly a new party and a new Lincoln were born on the same day ln 185C, at a great meeting In Bloomington, Illinois. There his soul was to come Into Its stateliest man sion out of Its lower vaulted past. For him the fulness of time had ar rived. He was prepared for It. His Intellect had also reached the fulness of Its power. Now his great right hand was ready for the thunderbolte which his spirit had been slowly forg ing. God called him In the voices of the crowd. He was quick to answer. He went up the steps to the platform. I saw, as he came forward, that he had taken the cross upon him. Oh, It was a memorable thing to see the smothered flame of his spirit leaping Into his face. His hands were on his hlpe. He seemed to grow taller as he advanced. The look of him reminds me new sf what the famous bronze founder la Paris said of the deeth mn|-| r| ** was the most be autiful United States Tires are Good Tire» Copyright 1922 U.S.Tire Co. For Ten Dollars and Ninety Cents -9ÄW 30x3'A Usco HE 30 x 3 V 2 tire situation today is just this— The man who buys an USCO at $10.90 is justi fied in believing that his money is going farther in tire value than it ever has gone or could go before. 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So this grent speech, called by some the noblest effort of his life, was never printed. I remember one sentence, re lating to the Nebraska bill. "Let us use ballots, not bullets, against the weapons of violence, which are those of kingcraft. Their fruits are the dying bed of the fearless Sum ner, the ruins of the Free State hotel, the smoking timbers of the Herald of Freedom, the governor of Kansas chained to a stake like a horse-thief." In June, 1858, he took the longest step of all. The Republican state con vention hnd endorsed him for the Uni ted Stntes senate. It was then that he wrote on envelopes and scraps of paper nt odd moments, when his mind was off duty, the speech begin ning: "A house divided ngnlnst itself must fall. Our government can not long endure part slave and part free." I was among the dozen friends to whom he read that speech in the State bouse library. One said of those first sentences : "It Is a fool utterance." Another: "It is abend of its time." Another declared that it would drive away the Democrats who had lately Joined the party. Herndon and I were the only ones who approved It. Lincoln had come to another fork In the road. For a moment I wondered which way he would go. Immediately he rose and said with an emphasis that silenced opposition : "Friends, this thing has been held back long enough. The time has come when these sentiments should be ut tered, and If It Is decreed that I shall go down because of this speech, then let me go down linked to the truth." His conscience prevailed. The speech was delivered. Dougins, the Democratic candidate, came on from Washington to answer it. That led to Lincoln's challenge to a Joint de bate. I was with him through that long campaign. Douglas was the more finished orator. Lincoln spoke as he split rails. His conscience was his beetle. He drove his arguments deep Into the souls of his hearers. The great thing about him was his con science. Unless his theme were big enough to give It play In noble words he could be as commonplace as any one. He was built for a tool of God In tremendous moral Issues. He was awkward end diffident In beginning a speech. Often his hands were locked behind him. He gesticulated more with his heed then hie hands. He stood square-toed always. He never walked about on the platform. He scored his points with the long, beny. Index finger of his right band. Some times he .would haue e hgnd_on Jdf Continued on page three. one-eleven cigarettes jTÄ Three Friendly Gentlemen TURKISH VIRGINIA BURLEY In a new package that fits the pocket — At a price that fits the pocket-book — The same unmatched blend of Turkish. Virginia and Burley Tobaccos Guaranteed by Ar/ AwaHicw. Alii PlYTH AVE. O Hew YORK CITY FURNITURE FOR SALE Complete furnishings for 7-room house, including piano, at your own price. Call after 6 p. m. Cor ner Stout and Pacific Streets. 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The eighth grade graduates were: Margaret Adams, Nora Gardner, Wesley Gardner, Owen Taylor, Lowell Greer, Gurman Kol sen, Martha Kelsen, Leda Bowman, Elsie Ivle, Rosael Ellis, Arthur Og den an dVirginla Parks. There was no Sunday school Sun day on account of conference. Many people from here attended conference both Saturday and Sunday, also the Saturday evening concert and Bac calaureate services given by the High School Sunday evening. People are still using their incuba tors, and with the imported chicks, all together will make this quite a chicken section in a short time. Many of the boys have signed up for pigs ». and sheep and calves in the different clubs, proving everyone was connect ed this winter to the Pig, thé Cow, and the Hen. FOR SALE GASH 1 set heavy work harnest; 1 wagon; 1 set 4 wheels tor SK wagon, 2 axles; 1 wagon box and spring seat; 1 wagon ton gue for 2 Vi Studebaker; 1 pole and doubletree for spring wa gon; 150-tooth steel harrow; 1 water trough. 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