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NEWS AND CITIZEN, FEBRUARY 11, 1914
In UE ilrive in narrow selfish wayi To win advancement or have praise, lo gain rewards, to hear applause, To be accounted (jteat or wise; We make convenience a cause, And ever look wil!i watchful eyes For that approval, tight or wrong, Accorded by .the: noisy throng To them that have the wit to see Which way the crowds intend to fare, And brazenly pretend to be The God-sent, glorious leaders there, E2E saw with vision true and clear. ' And, crushing doubt and scorning (car, Advanced, with conscience as his guide ; Discerning where the course was laid, He waited not for wind or tide, Nor for the mob's approval stayed; A giant where weak pvgmies rose To jeer and clamor and oppose, He pressed with godlike earnestness And an unconquerable soul Through hellish hate and bloody stress. To die a martyr at the goal. fTJE worry over little cares, We mutter foolish, selfish prayers, And think that God will deign to heed; We scheme to keep our brothers back, Ve long to dazzle or to lead, And sigh for riches that we lack; We covet honors and are proud To win the favors of the crowd That for a little while has time To cheer us where we strut, to 1,4 Us fancy we have grown sublime, And then is ready to forget. 7TJE read the sad appeal that lies Within his kindly, sunken eves And learn a little of bis lore; We mark the lines upon his brow And dimly see how much he bore, And in our weakness wonder how: We gaze upon the sculptured face, . And all the patient sorrows trace : We search for vanity, for pride, That.human-like. he misht hkvxrlainiw Then thrust our little cares aside And turn away, and are ashamed. -S. E. KISER. ABRAHAM LINCOLN t ' 9 4"j f I f 1 HAS QAIME MADE BY LINCOLN Kansas City Man Ranks Memento Among the Most Precious of His Possessions. RA IIA WORTH of Kansas City has a caue and a gavel that were given to lain in lSbO by Abraham Lincoln. They are made of the, wood of a black walnut tree, which was cut down by Lincoln him self. Around the top of the cane Is a band of German silver, upon which is engraved: "To Ira Ha worth from Abraham Lincoln, 1860." The cane was whittled out by Lin coln. "Yes, Old Abe gave them to me," eald Mr. Haworth as he drew the relics from a tin case in which he keej'B them. "He gave them to me when I was chairman of the township committee in his home county. I used them during iUe campaign of BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1809. DIED APRIL 15, 1865. LINCOLN'S LIFE AN INSPIRATION tea. mr. Chair Belonged to "Uncle Abe." 1860. When- he gave them to me he eaid: " 'This gavel ,1s to keep order. The cane is to use when you get old. I know ycra will live old because the .good die young.' "When Lincoln'' came back from congress he said to me: " 'They're too swart or me 'up there, I don't feel at home.' "Lincoln and Douglas traveled the etate in a buggy together. Both spoke at Paris, 111., one day and I heard them. I remember it well. Douglas had then been talked of as a candi date for president, Lincoln had not. Douglas was a small man and he wore tone of those long linen dusters, then In fashion; the duster touched his shoe tops. When Lincoln arose to PLATE USED BY LINCOLN Why He Will for All Time Be Num bered With the Greatest of the Earth. HERE are charac ters so great that their memorials are tributes to those who read them. It is so with Abraham Lincoln. To pre serve a fame that is undying, the appropriation by congress of $2, 0000)00 was not needed. As proof of a nation's grate ful appreciation it "was wise and gen erous. We hear much these days of phil osophy, most of it not understandable. There are societies that study pro foundly and profess to comprehend. These circles are small and th re sults that they gain are oncer tain. , But the philosophy of a life likei Lincoln's takes hold upon millions; it, abides la the hearts and minds of men; it influences nations; it-inspires whole races. In comparison.: with it, what other is worth while? Born in wretched poverty;, an fll-t favored child upon whom and' whose, parents our learned professors- wonld have frowned, and always poor, he had been numbered with tho greatest of the earth. Never in hiB lifetime regarded as an orator, he la enrolled among the most gifted pleaders of all ages. Never educated, never widely read, never a traveler, he Is conceded to have been one of the wisest of men. Never a trained) soldier, he com manded In war greater armies than any monarch or general. Never having had more than local celebrity as a lawyer, he had con ceptions of Justice that were unknown to distinguished jurists of his time. Never assuming to be a statesman or an economist, and never until his call to the presidency 3 successful manager of any enterprise, he became a ruler who will be celebrated for ever for wisdom, sagacity and firm ness. Never the author of a verse, be has given us poetry in prftse that is im perishable. The humWest, the least aswrtive of men, it fell to him In an hour of crushing responsibility as c.tmmand-er-in-chief, by the sovereign Etroke of a pen, to pat human slavery in the way of extinction. There is no obscurity In the phil osophy of such a life. It touches every human, being, high cr low, rich or poor, wise or simple, strong or weak. It is the flesh and blood life, the life of struggle, sorrow And achievement Its lessons are for alL What have Science, Reason and re condite Theory to offer In place of such a life? Nothing but words, most of them meaningless! EVER READY TO DO KINDLY ACT MX' Part of White House Furnishings, Now in the Collection of Col. W. H. Crook. speak it was hot and dusty and every body was tired. " 'You have heard people talk of Douglas for president,' he said. 'He will never be president, however, and 111 tell you why. The people of the United States will never elect a man president who wears a linen duster that trails the ground. His coat tail la too long.' "This caused a great laugh and put very one in a good humor." Concert Singer Tells How Abra ham Lincoln Helped to Move Her Piano. HEN court was in session in Deca tur, 111., Judge Da v 1 s presided. Court weok was always looked for with great inter est by the people of the county seat. It was cus tomary for the entire bar of the district to fol low the court from county t county; but although most of the lawyers .traveled to only three or four coun ities. Judge Davis, Mr. Lincoln, and ILeonard Swett went the whole cir cuit; Davis because he had to, Lla roln because he loved it. and Swtt because he loved their company. It was in court week that my pi ano arrived in Decatur. The wagon backed no to the steps of the Ma- Icon house, where I was staying, but jthe question how to unload it puzzled ,tbe landlord. Just then the court adjourned and a crowd appeared. The men gathered curiously around the jwagon that blocked the entrance. "There is a piano in that box that this woman here wants some one to 'help unload," explained the landlord. "Who will lend a hand?" A tall gentleman stepped forward, and throwing off a. gray Scotch shawl, said, "Come on, Swett, you are the next bieest man." That was my first meeting with Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln w ent into the basement where the landlord had a carpenter shop, and returned with two heavy timbers across his shoulders. With them he made a slide between the wagon and the front doorsteps. Ho got the piano unloaded, with the as sistance of Mr. Linder and Mr. Swett, amid the jokes of the crowd. Before laey bad screwed the legs Into place, dinner was announced, and the men Lurried to the back porch, where there were two tin wash ba sins, a long roller towel and a coarse conb for the guests. After dinner Mr. Lincoln superin tended the setting up of the piano, and even saw to it that it stood square in the center of the wall Bpace. Ha received my thanks with a polite bow, and asked. "Do you intend to follow court and give concerts?" The immense relief expressed on Discoun tenance when 1 assured kim that he would not be called upon to niove. the piano again was very amusing. "Then may we have one tune be fore we go?" he asked, and I played Rosin the Bow,' with variations. Some one shouted: "Come on. boys, the judge will be waltzing!" After I had assured them tkat. if they de sired it, I would give my "first and only concert on this circuit" when they returned to the hotel in the eve ning, the crowd dispersed. That night I played and sang nu merous songs, all of which met with applause. As a finale I sang "He Doeth All Things Well," after which Mr. Lincoln, In a very grave manner, thanked me for the evening's enter tainment, and said:"Don't let usfpoil that song by any other music to night" Many times afterward I Fang that song for Mr. Lincoln; h 'as al ways fond of It. Mrs. J. M. John's "Fersonal Recollections" New Stories .or Lincoln - They Arc5till fo be Ibuivd 3ii fee Arc Some Good Oives Gathered Tram Wious Sources MAJOR MOSES VEALE tells a story of Lincoln which has not be fore been printed, and it shows again the great humane heart of the great martyr. A colonel came one day to Stan ton to get a per mit to carry north for burial the body of his wife. She had been with the regiment down south and was accidentally killed SUnton immediately refused to give the permit and the colonel went to see Lincoln. The president was very much de pressed by some adverse event and told the colonel very bluntly that euch a request could not be entertained for a moment. The colonel was In terrible grief at the idea of not being able to bury his wife at home. All the consolation that Lincoln gave him was to remark: "Sadness Is the common heritage of us all, and we must all take our share." The colonel in despair left the pres ldent and went to his rooms. Need- COL, W. H. CROOK. "No." "Have you conversed with anyone who has read such a book?" "No, sir; I'm afraid not, sir." "Well, then, my friend, don't you see that you haven't aiSingle qualifi cation for that Important poet?" said Lincoln In a reproachful tone, THIS WOMAN'S SICKNESS "Yes, i do," said the applicant, and Quickly Yielded To Lydia E. niV?' i-vc w..-'.fi-7 F I Lincoln's Famous Bodyguard With Violin of Which He Was So Fond les! to say, he did not sleep a wink all night. But he did not suspect that Lincoln was in the same wakeful condition. In the morning the colonel was sur- j prised to hear a knock at his door. Going to open It, he found, to his sur prise, that his caller was Lincoln. "Colonel," said the president, "yes terday I was harsh and unkind to you and have been unable all night to sleep; come with me." And they both called upon Stanton, and Linci)ln saw that the permit was given to he colonel. And here are some more stories, new in the sense that they have never before appeared In print: Didn't Tell Congress. he took leave humbly, almost grate fully. "One War at a Time." ERHAPS no single sentence of Lincoln's had a more per vasive Influence than one of five words, uttered at a time when the country was seeth ing with indignation over the course of tho administration in yielding to the demand of England for the return of tho Confederate commissioners, Ma son and Slidell, taken by an American man of war from a British vessel on the high eeas, which demand, though insolent, was In accord with interna tional law. To the perspiring patriots, who were vexing the air with clamor ous protests, the careworn magistrate simply replied: "One war at a time." That calmed the storm. The country interpreted his words to mean: "Be patient, fellow citizens, and we'll get even with that big bully later on." Lin coln knew human nature. Had Enough Generals. lINCOLN enjoyed telling sto- ries showing the soldiers' scoffing at rank and preten sion. A picket challenged a tug going up Broad river, South Carolina, with: "Who goes there?" "The secretary of war and Major General Foster," was the pompous re ply. "Ay! We've got major generals enough up here. Why don't you bring us up some hardtack?" Here Is a story showing the strong ly emotional side of Lincoln's nature: The president paid a visit to what was supposed to be the deathbed of young and brave Major Charles H. Houghton. The president asked to see the wound which was taking away so nouie a lite. The bandages were removed and then Lincoln groaned out aloud: "Oh, this war! This awful, awful war!" He sobbed like a child and shame lessly let the hot tears trickle down his cheek. They made furrows in his dusty, travel-stained face and fell upon the spotless white sheets. He then took the pale face of this boy of twenty between his hands and kissed it just below the damp,, tangled hair. "My boy," he cried out, weeping, "you must live! You must live!" The first gleam of real throbbing life came into the dull eyes of the boy major. He recognized the president and managed to drag his hand to his forehead as if in salute. "I intend to, sir," were the words faintly uttered by the boy. And strangely enough, though all hope had been given up by the physi cians, he lived. irt Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Baltimore, Md. "I am more than glad to tell what Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound did for me. I suffered dreadful pains and was very irregular. I became alarmed and sent for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound. I took it reg ularly until I was without a cramp or pain and felt like another person, and it has now been six months since I took any medicine at all. I hope my little note will assist you in helping other wo men. I now feel perfectly well and in the best of health." Mrs. AUGUST W. Kondner, 1632 Hollins Street, Bal timore, Md. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, made from native roots and herbs, contains no narcotic or harmful drugs, and to-day holds the record of being the most successful remedy for female ills we know of, and thousands of voluntary testimonials on file in the Pinkham laboratory at Lynn, Mass., seem to prove this fact For thirty years it has been the stand ard remedy for female ills, and has re stored the health of thousands of women who have been troubled with such ail ments as displacements, inflammation, ulceration, tumors, irregularities, etc If you want special advice write to Lydia E. Pinkham Med icine Co., (confidential) Lynn, Mass. Your letter will be opened, read and answered by a woman and held in strict confidence. Guardian Notice LICKNKK TO SFXL. Sratf of Vermont, 1'lslnct of Laindille. . In Prolt? (Vnn, held fit Hyde I' irk, within nd for said Histrk-t. on the . d v ! Kulu-u-atv, 1 d4. ).. T,. IliirriK, On ii-'Hno or (jporsre 't. Wa'H, makes aiHi ation t snid Court f r i: 'u.-e to se i i he lulli-win il-.-enh-d n-al . sfitu i f his BHid wttr , to vt' .- "eina f-'in- and one tVuirlh uctesol land with hull tin.'i 1'iereoit. situ ited in Smwe Hollow. Mowc Vermont. K-)rrseiitii)iy' that the sale thereol, lor the pur pose of pn-ting the proceed-, of siiclxale at in t rest or investing the snme in siou'kd o real es tat .would he beneficial tosild ward. Where upon, it is ordered by .-aid Court thit snid ap. li cation he referred io a anion thereof, to be held at the Probate Office, in said Hyde J'atk. on the'ild day Keb'v, A.I) 1914. for hearing ndde. clsion thereo'i; and it is further ordered, that all persons interested be nrtilled hereof by rubliention ol notice of said appitenrion and or der thereon, three weeks successively hi the News and Citizen, a newspaper prinb d at Mor risville and -yde Pnn, before said t mo ot heuriiig, thai tli-:y tin y appear at said Unie and pi ice, ami, ifthe' s e ' 'u ohi,-- thei-et . Ity the Cf i t -- Hi si, 18 , jVI - C. Willi .., J dgo. FARMER in Maine had two sons serving in the army and in their absence he tended to all the labor about the farm himself. By some accident or other be was inca pacitated for further manual work and his farm was about to go to waste. He bethought himself of his two sons and wished eagerly that at least one of them were now with him. He de termined ta go- to Lincoln and ask for the release of one of his sons. Most of his friends told him that his efforts would be fruitless. Nevertheless he went. He explained his dilemma to the president, who seemed rather un certain. He also knew that Stanton would grow angry and resent sueh an action. Finally he said: "All right, 111 let you keep one son and we will keep the other. You can tell Stanton that I have given all the members of con gress the privilege of discharging one soldier, but don't tell it to the mem bers of eongres." The oy was discharged, and need less to say none of the members of congress exercised their supposed right of discharging soldiers, of which right they were unaware. Had Not Studied. INCOLN'S gentle metaod of refusing people's requests which he did not see fit to grant is illustrated by the A very Ignorant man, whom It was necessary to repulse, asked Lincoln for the post of doorkeeper to the White House. Lincoln took advantage of the man's stupidity without hurting his feelings. "So you want to be doorkeeper of the house, eh?" "Yes, Mr. President." "Well, have you ever had any expe rience in doorkeeping?" "Well, no no actual experience, sir." "Any theoretical experience T Any instructions in ths duties and ethics of doorkeeping? "Umph no." "Have you ever attended lectures on doorkeeping ? "Xo, sir." "Have yon ever read sny text on the tubject? Concerning Lies. OAH BROOKS relates that when he had been at some pains, one day to show the president how a California politician had been coerced Into telling the truth without knowing it, Lincoln said jt reminded him of a black barber in Illinois, notorious for lying. wha hearing some of hia cus tomers admiring the planet Jupiter, then shining in the evening sky, said: "Sho, I've seen that star before. I seen him 'way down in Georgy." The president continued: "Like your Call- OWNED AND USED BY LINCOLN. Cup ami Saucer Treasured as a Relic in Washington. fornia friend, he told the truth, but thought he was lying." Lincoln has been censured for In dulging too nwch in his pastime of story telling. But his own view of the matter is Been in hie remarks to some one who once asked him to tell one of his good stories. "I believe," said the president, - "I have Hie popular reputation of being a story teller, but 1 do not deserve the name in its general sense, for it is not the story itself, but its purpose or its effect that interests me. I often avoid a long and useless discussion by others, or a laborious explanation on my own part by a short story that illustrates my point of view. So, too, the sharpness of a refusal or the edge of a rsbuke may be blunted by an appropriate story, so as to save wound ed feelings and yet serve the purpose. No, I am not simply a story teller, but story telling as an emollient saves me much friction and distress." Estate of Edgar Bu!!ard STATE OF VEKMONT, Oistrirt of F.nmntHp e The Honorable JVibife Court for the District aforesaid : To the heirs and all persons interested in the es tate n ltli.ir liullatd, late ol Mornitmvn, in said District, ceceascd. (irceting: VnmhAS, application hath been made to this court in writing, by the Administrator of said estate, ,praving for license and authority to sell all of real estate of said deceased, tor the pay ment of debts and charges of a-Jmimstration, set ting forth therein the amount of debts due from said deceased, the charges of administration, and the amount of personal estate and the situation of the real estate. .- Whkrf.upon, the said Court appointed and assigned the 16th dav of February, 1914, At the Probate Otfioe in Hyde Park, in said Dis trict, to hear a' d decide upon said applioation and petition, and ordered public notice thereof to be given to all persons interested therein, by publish ing said order, together with the time and plate of hearing, three weaks successively in the News and Citizen, a newspaper whieh cireuktes in the neigh borhood of those persons interested in said estate, all of which publications shall be previous to the day assigned for hearing. Therefore, you are hereby notified to appear before said Court, at the time and place assigned, then and there in said Court to make your objec tions to the granting of such license, rf you see cause. Given under my hand at Hvde Park, in said District, this 23rd dav ot January, 1914 17 EDWIN C. WHITE, Jud,'e. Caroline E. Moody Estate NOTK K OF SfTTLKMBNT State of Vermont DiMrlct of I-miioU'e, s. Ia Probate Court, held at Hyde Park, In fc Dis trict, on the 2-'th ihiv of Junuary, A. 1). 1914. Walter V. Churchill Administrator ot the es tate ol Caroline K. Mooily, l.-tte of Morrintown, in said di.-trct, deceased, presents his adminis tration account lor ex iii lnntion ami allowance, nnil ntHkes appUivttioh nr a deer, e of distribu tion anil partition of the estate of said deceased. Win r- upon, it Is or c el by aaid Court that said account and said appO-atiou l- referred to a ses sion thereof to be iirld at th I'robste Office In shi.I Hyde lnrk on the l'ith day of Feb'y, A. I. 1!IH. ai 10 o'clock a. m., for hearing and decision tntreon; Ann, it is niriiier oroe c.i. mat notice- pereof be frivce to all persons inteiented hv nub- elv id the Sews and iizk, a newspaper published lication of the san'e three week eitncesalveh at Worrisville and "vie Park, previous to said time apiHiiuted for h -arimr, that they mar ap pear at said tune and place, and show caue, rt any they mav have, why said account should not he allowed and audi decree laa le. By the Courk Aftc-t. 17 KUWiN C. WHIT. Judge. "For him her old-world molds aside sbs threw, And choosing sweet clay from tns brsast Of the unexhausted west. With stuff untainted shaped a hero new. Wis, steadfast In the strenath of God, and true." Lowell. CENTRAL VT. RAILWAY Trains Lenve the fiiniminnr sta tions daily except Sunday. Is Effect eptembisii 28, 1913 Cmbridv Jet. 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