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Continued from page two. ■w, \mH X Ha Was Built for a Tool of Qod In Tremendous Moral Issues. lapel of his coat as if to rest it. Per spiration dripped from his face. His voice, high pitched at first, mellowed Into a pleasant sound. One sentence In Lincoln's speech at Ottawa thrust "The Little Giant" of Illinois out of his way forever. It was this pregnant query: "Can the people of a United States territory in any lawful way and against the wish of any citizen of the United States exclude slavery from Its limits prior to the formation of a State constitution?" He knew that Douglas would an swer yes'and that, doing so, he would alienate the South and destroy his chance to be President two years later. That is exactly what came to pass. "The Little Giant's" answer was the famous "Freeport Heresy." He was elected to the senate, but was no long er possible as a candidate for the presidency. I come now to the last step in the career of my friend and beloved mas ter. It was the Republican conven tion of 1860 In Chicago. I was a delegate. The New Yorkers came In white beaver hats, enthusiastic foT Seward, theär favorite son. He was the man we dreaded most. Many In the great crowd were wearing his col ors. The delegations were in earnest session the night before the balloting began. The hotel corridors were thronged with excited men. My fa ther had become a man of wealth and great influence In Illinois. I was with blm when he went Into the meeting of the Michigan delegates and talked to them. He told how he came West In a wagon and saw the spirit of Amer ica in the water floods of Nlngara and saw again the spirit ef America in the life of the boy, Abe Lincoln, then flowing toward its manhood. When he sat down, the Honorable Dennis Flanagan arose and told of meeting the Traylor party at the Falls, when he was driving an ox-team. In a tall beaver hat; how he had remembered their good advice and cookies and Jerked venison. "Gentlemen," he said, "I am willing to take the word of a man whose name Is hallowed by ray dearest recollec tions. And believing what be bas said of Abraham Lincoln, I am for hlvn on the second ballot." The green Irish lad, whom I remem ber dimly, had become a great politi cal chieftain and his words had much effeet. There was a stir among the delegates. I turned and saw the tall form of Horace Greeley entering the door. Hie big, full face looked rather serious. He wore gold-bowed specta cles. He was smooth-shaven save for the silken, white, throat beard that came out from under his collar. His head was bald on top with soft, sil vered locks over each ear. They called on him to speak. He stepped forward and said slowly in a high-pitched drawl: "Gentleman, thla la my speech : On your second ballot vote for Abraham Lincoln of IUlnola." He bowed and left the room and visited many delegations, and every where expressed his convictions In this formula. Backed by hls tremen dous personality and Influence, th« ■Impie words were impressive. I doubt not they turned scores of men from Seward to the great son of minois. Then—the campaign with its crowds Its enthusiasm, Its Vesuvlan mutter Ings. There was a curious touch ol humor and history In Its banners. Here are three of them: "Menard County for the Tall ■•cker." "We are for old Abe the Giant Killer." "Link on to Lincoln." Then—those last days In Springfield. He came to the office the afternoon before he loft and threw himself on the lounge and talked of bygone days with Herndon. "Billy, how long have we been to gether?" he asked. "Sixteen years." "Never a cross word." "Never." "Keep the old sign hanging. A lit tle thing like the election ef a Presi dent should rgake no change In the Ann of Lincoln and Herndon. If I Uye, I'm eomiof hack eetjj* time and then well go rTght on with the prac tice of the law as If nothing had hap pened." Then—that Monday morning in Springfield, at eight o'clock, on the eleventh of February, the train bore him toward the great task of his life. Hannah Armstrong, who bad foxed hls trousers in New Salem, and the venerable Doctor Allen and the Brim steads, and Aleck Ferguson, bent with age, and Harry Needles and Bim and their four handsome children, and my father and mother, and Betsey, my maiden sister, and Ell Frendenberg were there in the crowd to bid hi«, good-by. A quartet sang. Mr. Lincoln asked his friends and neighbors to pray for his success. He was moved by the sight of them and could not have said much if he had tried. The bell rang. The train started. He waved his hand and was gone. Not many of us who stood trying to see through our tears were again to look upon him. The years of preparation were ended and those of sacrifice had begun. Now, we are at tlje foot of the last hill. For a long time I had seen it looming in the distance. Those days it filled my heart with a great fear. Now, how beautiful, how lonely It seems! Oh, but what a vineyard on that very fruitful hill ! I speak low when I think of It. Harry Needles and I were on our way to Washington that fateful night of April 14, I860. We reached there at an early hour In the morning. We made our way through the crowded streets to the lit tle house opposite Ford's theater. An effleer who knew me cleared a way for us to the door. Reporters, statesmen, citizens and their families were massed In the street waiting with tear stained faces for the end. Some of them were sobbing as we passed. We were admitted without delay. A min ister and the doctor sat by the bedside. The latter held an open watch In hls hand. I could hear it ticking the last moments in an age of history. What a silence as the great soul of my friend was "breaking camp to go home." Friends of the family and members of the cabinet were In the room. Through the open door of a room beyond I a o o O O O "He Belongs to the Ages." saw Mrs. Lincoln and the children and others. We looked at our friend lying on the bed. His kindly face was pale and haggard. He breathed faintly and at long Intervals. Hls end was near. •"Poor Abe !" Harry whispered as he looked down at him. "He has had to die on the cross." To most of those others Lincoln was the great statesman. To Harry he was the beloved Abe who had shared his fare and hls hardships in many a long, weary way. The doctor put hls ear against the breast of the dying man. There was a moment in which we could hear the voices Id the street. The doctor rose and said: "He Is gone." Secretary Stanton, who more than once had spoken lightly of him, came to the bedside and tenderly closed the eyes of hls master, saying: "Now, he belongs to the ages." We went ont of the door. The sound of mourning was In the streets. A dosen bells were tolling. On the cor ner of Tenth street ■ quartet of ne groes was singing that wonderful prayer : "Swing low, sweet chariot, cornin' for to carry me home." One of them, whose rich, deep bass thrilled me and all who heard It, was Roger Wentworth, the fugitive, whs had come to our house with Blm, In the darkness of the night, long before. [THE END.] WARRANT CALL. Blackfoot. Idaho, May 18. 1922. Notice is hereby given, that I, the undersigned Treasurer of Bingham County, will pay upon presentation at my office the following County War rants, to-wit: 1921 Series, Current Expense No. 949 to No. 1790, 1921 series inclusive. 1921 Series, County Road No. 137 to No. 195, 1921 series inclusive. 1921 Series, County Bridge No. 403 to No. 423, 1921 series inclusive. Interest on above listed warrants will cease ten days from the date of this Notice. MARGARET WARD, 35 to 37 Treasurer Bingham County. 0000000000000 o Q STERLING. O O OOOOOOOOOOOOO O Si Tyler, of American Falls, was here Wednesday of last week, looking for horses. Russell Griffith, of Monida, Mon tana. arrived here on Thursday of last week, to visit his cousin, Clifford Gutting indefinitely. James Larson returned from Black foot this week. Mr. and Mrs. Elmont Rich and Mrs. Dean Grover were Blackfoot visitors, Monday. A crowd of young folks from this community motored to Grandview on Saturday evening, to attend the dance given at the Grandview school house. Ray Becker, of Idaho Falls, the traveling salesman for the Z. C. M. I., of Pocatello, was here Wadnesdav of this week. C. C. Bryant, of the Mutual Cream ery Company, was here Thursday, making arrangements with O. E. Nel son for a cream station at the Nelson store. Mr. Bryant's wife accompan ied him. Charles Nugent left this week for Blackfoot, where he expects to get work. William Blair left here Wadnesday for Henry, Idaho, where he will get work. Miss Constance Kohlhopp, of Am erican Falls, arrived here this week to visit her sister, Mrs.....orman Tei chert. Elmer Partridge returned Saturday from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spent the winter attending school. The Girls' Sewing Club met at the home of Mrs. Edith Telchert on Tues day. This is their first meeting. John Hawes and son, Tommy, left here Saturday for Pocatello, where they will be employed shearing sheep indefinitely. The Primary meetings began Fri day afternoon at 2 o'clock, and a good crowd of little folks attended. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wells motored to Blackfoot Saturday to attend con ference. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maxwell are the proud and happy parents of a fine baby boy, born Sunday, May 21. Mother and baby are doing nicely. Miss Louise Gravatt is working at Maxwells, Harvey Rice returned from Black foot Monday of this week. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ward were Blackfoot visitors Saturday and Sun day, attending conference. Miss Thelia Hale, of Rosedale, Ida ho, spent the latter part of the week here visiting friends. Miss Hale left for Blackfoot on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hutchinson and family left for Birch Creek Tuesday of this week, where they will remain indefinitely. Zebedee Contron, of Provo, Utah, arrived here recently to visit with his brother, D. O. Searle. Mr. Coltron is employed at the Ed Nelson ranch at the present time. Messrs. Grant Foreman ami Ralph Miller, of Blackfoot, were yisiting relatives and friends here Sunday. .Mr. and, Mrs. Muirbrook are leav ing here Thursday of this week for Salt Lake City, Utah, where they will visit with relatives and friends in definitely. Clyde Gongh returned from Poca tello last week. Harry Beebe is on the sick list this week. Mr. and Mrs. John Gough spent Monday in Aberdeen visiting friends. OOOOOOOOOOOOO o o PINGREE. O O O OOOOOOOOOOO O O The lesser Priesthood took charge of the services Sunday, conducted by Jas. Buchanan, assisted by Roy Hig by and Lyman Fackrell. A program was rendered. After the program the mothers were each presented with a nice hook of poems for "Mother's Day." A very successful term of school closed here on the 12th. Mr. Holston of this place, Principal; Mrs. Lois Reynolds, also of Pingree, teaching 4th 5th and 6th grades, and Miss L. Banman, • of Aberdeen, teaching the thmehette; Rev. M A MATTHEWS] EXD..LL- D. ' fHE CRIME WAVE. Crime is on the increase regardless of the statements of heretical pulpit parasites who say the world is get ting better. There are unmistakable reasons for the increase. First: Your children are not taught the Bible. Less than twenty-five per cent of the children of the country can recite the Ten Commandments correctly. Ignorance of the Bible in creases crime. Second: You have preached that damnable crime producing lie, name ly, "there is no sin," until its effect is now felt in the wave of theft, ar son, and murder. Third: You have yielded to the In famous, demon-possessed - feminine maudlin sentiment which looks upon the criminal as a hero and the Jails as rest resorts until you have destroy ed the Idea of punishment. Conse MODERN WOMAN'S (JNREST DUE TO COMMONPLACENESS SAYS MISS DU PONT Miss du Pont, featured player op posite Ehrich von Stroheim in "Fool ish Wives," the million dollar photo play of Monte Carlo to be seen at the Isis Theatre Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, has made some interesting observations upon the "foolishness" of many modern women. "The women of today are living through the greatest course of civil ization— commonplaces," she says. Women are sick to death of having nothing happen to them—despite all the money they have to spend and the modern conveniences, such as auto mobiles and airplanes, at their dis posal. That's why they are restless. "The women of the earlier, less set tled days of this country, also had their moments of discouragement and unhappiness and they also undoubted ly experienced hours in which they ebelled against the narrow confines of their lives and wondered what lay over the border. "The desire for a new and untried life caused the women of yesterday to become pioneers and In th© face of grave danger and hardships to accom pany their men into the wilderness. They were sick to death of the life they were living—and welcomed any thing new and novel—even a chance to encounter death, if need be. "Women are still pioneering. "In offices, behind the bronze wick ets of banks, in almost every line of work in which men engage, women are pioneering and finding themselves in truth the equals of men. "But does this bring them real hap piness? Does it stop the continual aving for something different? "There is a popular opinion that women need only to become mothers to achieve perfect happiness, but the most restless and discontented wo men I know have children—and they do nothing but complain that they are the slaves of the youngsters. "Naturally, what I think is of little importance, but I believe women need to learn what real romance is and what love really is. When they stop looking for the spectacular and study the fine qualities of the American husband, they will discover that the rainbow of complete understanding is the highest form of love. "Happiness is, as has often been said, a state of mind. The same is smaller children. The farmers of this vicinity are very busy finishing putting in their crops. The alfalfa fields are all green, and it looks like crops will be abundant this year. A fin© baby girt was horn to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson on the 23rd of this month. Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Fackrell are the proud parents of a nine and one-half pound son. There will he a mis-match dance, given by tire Mutual, Friday night. May 26. The Young Ladies will serve refreshments, and an all-round good time is expected. Mrs. Ellen Barlow, who was oper ated on in Ogden some time ago, is improving very slowly. Her husband is with her, and we hope for her speedy recovery, and that, they will soon lie aide to return home. The hoys belonging to the potato club are preparing their seed for a crop of first class potatoes. Henry Mills is president. Mr. and Mrs. II. ('. f. Rich have returned home to their farm, after spending the winter at their home in Logan, where Ferrill, Don and Editlia have been attending school. Mr. and Mrs. J. Creel are going to New Mexico in the near future, to at tend to their interests there. If they decide to return to Pingree we will welcome them heartily. There are several new buildings quently, crime increases. Fourth: Your lax, criminally lax, enforcement of law has increased crime. Your juries are cowards and your judges are without judicial con science or a penal backbone. Their sentences are a curse to law and an encouragement to the criminal. The time has come to demand that all people, and especially the courts and their officers, shall respect law and enforce Its stern demands upon criminals regardless of political fear or favor. U, F ; - v\ mss riuPONT C//v/VfGSA4. true of contentment. When writers stop making the woman the martyr and begin featuring the husband and father, there will be a reactionl and women will stop mistaking love of admiration for true and lasting affec tion, which can be founded only on unselfish devotion and perfect under standing. "Just as it required a world war to bring out the true heroism of human ity, so it will require some sort of so Icial upheaval to bring women to s sense of the true values of life. UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM Low Summer Excursion Rates To points west daily beginning May 15th. To points east daily beginning May 25th. Return limit, October 31st Following Round Trip Fares will apply from BLACKFOOT, IDAHO, to Omaha or Kansas City $ 62.20 Chicago .........................$ 72.20 St. Louis ........................$ 67.70 New York City..............$137.60 Memphis ........................$ 77.60 Atlanta ..........................$101.80 Los Angeles ..................$ 56.50 San Francisco .. $ 56.50 Portland ........................$ 42.95 Seattle............................$ 53.50 Proportionately Low Fares to many other points Ask Any Açent Union Pacific System D. S. SPENCER General Passenger Agent Salt Lake City going up near pingree. Mr. Holston is building on his farm west of Pin gree, and Mr. Frank is improving his lot on the Pingree twonsite. Mr. and Mrs. Louck and sons have returned home, after spending the winter in Caldwell. They are glad to get back to Pingree and we are pleas ed to see them back again. I. Barlow had the misfortune to lose one of his fine Jersey cows from alfalfa bloat, last week. "Just now women place too much emphasis on the luxuries of life, but we will get back to a normal basis again. The good sense and balance of American womanhood will assert itself and we will stop looking for excitement and be glad that we have within ourselves all the possibilities of complete contentment. "This is what Mr. von Stroheim Is trying to bring out in "Foolish Wives" the futility of looking for hnppiness through the medium of foolish and silty flattery and silly superflclaltles." WANTED—Salesman and Collector must have auto. Address Singer Sewing Machine Co., Pocatello, Ida ho. Sf Hudson and Essex. 120 . Beebe, phone Second Hand piano for sale, call 458-W. tt tfl Fire