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woman who has periodical headaches -
aches , backache , sees Imagfnary dark
fspots or specks floating or dancing before
ilicr eyes , haa nawing distress or heavy
lull feeling fcft Atomach , faint spells , drag-
rfjIng-downAieling in lower abdominal or
ipclvic region , easily startled or excited ,
rreguldfor painful periods , with or without -
-out , jfclvlc catarrh , is suffering from
-weakm&scs andaerangemenis thatshould
: fcavo co ly av ntion. Not all of above
likely to be present In any
NegloctoQ or badly treated and such
-cases/of ten run Into maladies which de-
imantne surgeon's knife If they do not
No medicine cxtantLhas such a Idn
rponrci .ot. . CIITPBn sue ?
a as Dr. s I avnrlffi i Prescrrn-
medicine has sucn _ . a strrv
nnnrspmnt.vot j M.
The very best ingredients
"known to medical science for the cure of
-woman's peculiar ailments enter Into Its
-composition. No alcohol , harmful , or
'habit-forming drug is to bo found In the
Iist of its ingredients printed on each
ibottle-wrapper and attested under oath.
In any condition of the female system ,
TDr. Pierce' s Favorite Prescription can do
* only good never harm. Its whole effect
-is to strengthen , invigorate and regulate
-4he , whole female system and especially
-the pelvic organs. When these arc do-
pranged in function or affected by disease ,
-"the stomach and other organ of digestion
become sympathetically deranged , the
onerves are weakened , and a long list of
bad , unpleasant symptoms follow. Too
-much must not bo expected of this "Faj
vorito Prescription. " It will not perform
.miracles ; will not cure tumors no med
icine will. It will often prevent them , If
-taken in time , and thus the operating
-table and the surgeon's knife may be
Women suffering from diseases of longstanding
-standing , arc invited to consult Doctor
Pierce by letter , free. All correspondence
Is held as strictly private and sacredly
-confidential. Address Dr. E. V. Pierce ,
-Buffalo , N. Y.
Dr. Picrce's Medical Adviser (1000 pages )
, is sent free on receipt of 21 one-cent
stamps for paper-covered , or 31 stamps
- for cloth-bound copy. Address as above.
"Why is it ? " asked the thin man ,
-'that they are always spoken of as
" 'vested interests ? ' Why not 'coated in-
iterests ? ' "
"They are , " replied the fat man. "but
* 3tTs usually a coat of whitewash. Of
course that garment excites unpleasant
public discussion , so it's always cov-
sred with a cloak of respectability. "
"How about trousers ? " grinned the
- hin man.
"Xo difficulty there , " said the fat
srman quickly. "Vested interests never
Klose control of the national pantry. "
Tills xtt Home.
The following simple home-made
mixture is said to readily relieve and
overcome any form or Rheumatism by
forcing the Kidneys to filter from the
&Iood and system all the uric acid and
XJ-poisouous waste matter , relieving at
once such symptoms as backache , weak
.kidneys and bladder and blood dis
Try it , as it doesn't cost much to
iinake , and is said to be absolutely
ibarniless to the stomach.
Get the following harmless ingredients -
-ents from any good pharmacy : Fluid
Extract Dandelion , one-half ounce ;
( Compound Kargon , one ounce ; Com
pound Syrup Sarsaparilla , three ounces.
Mix by shaking well in ii bottle , and
vfcike a teaspoonful after each meal and
.ngnln at bedtime.
This simple mixture is said to give
prompt relief , and there are very few
Censes of Rheumatism and Kidney trou-
ibles it will fail to cure permanently.
These are all harmless , every-day
drugs , and your druggist Bhould keep
ftthem in the prescription department" ; if
mot , have him order for you , rather
- han fail * to use this , if you are af-
"Maria , who is that young chap that's
coming to see Bessie ? "
"His name is Hankinson. He seems to
&c all right. "
"Do you consider him a safe young
irnan ? "
"Bessie does. She says he's in good cir-
.eumstances and has been operated on for
iflppendicitis. " I
Among the allegations of cruelty made
by an English husband , who wants a
tscparation , is that his wife makes him
-wear gloves at breakfast.
STILL MORE PROOF
That Dr. Williams' Pink Pills Hava
Cured Even the Most Stubborn
Cases of Rheumatism.
"When I was a boy of sixteen , " says
; Mr. Otto H. Rose , a retired grocer , of
i226 Lexington Avenue , Indianapolis ,
"JInd. , "I met with a serious accident
-which Injured the bone of my head
the right eye. I recovered from
accident to all appearances , but
snot many years after I began to have
: intense pains in the Injured hone ,
-which came on every year and would
Jast from a few days to several weeks.
"I consulted the doctors "who told
-me that I was suffering from neural-
; gia. The sight of my right eye was
affected , so that at times I could
scarcely see out of it , while both eyes
-watered constantly. During these attacks -
-tacks I was often dizzy from the ter
jible pains. The pains came on every
-.morning and passed away In the after-
-noon. I never suffered from the pain
" [ tried without success to get re
lief until a friend told me to try Dr.
Williams1 Pink Pills. When I had
itaken a few boxes I felt the pain
growing less intense and in a much
-shorter time than I had hoped for I
-was entirely cured. I have recom
mended the pills to several persons ,
-who have used them with good results.
"My wife uses Dr. Williams' Pink
" 21113 for nervous headaches and finds
- > lhem the best medicine she has ever
Tised as they give relief where all oth
ers fail. "
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sola
Tby all druggists or sent , postpaid on
receipt of price , 50 cents per box , six
fcoxes $2.50 , by the Dr. Williams Medi-
-dne Company , Schenectady , N. Y. ' j
An instructive booklet , entitled
-"Nervous Disorders , " will he sent free
on. request to anyone Interested. J '
I Legislature j
i i < * * > l < iMmi'4rX'If * + + + + + + + l"lf ,
Amendments to Education Bill.
Senator Thomas , of Douglas county ,
has thrfie bills In the senate all amend
ing : the compulsory school laws and
two of which are word for word iden
tical , while the third Is like the other
two except for an added provision.
Each of the bills provides for compul
sory education for children up to 15
years of age Instead of 15 and each
provides the child shall attend school
for the full school year Instead of two-
thirds of the school year as at present.
* * *
Agreement on Passenger Bill.
The sub-committees appointed to
draft a passenger rate bill has agreed
to the substance of the measure and it
will be ready to report to the joint
committee Tuesday night. The com
mittee has decided to fix the maximum
rate at 2 cents a mile and to give the
railway commission authority in the
general law to reduce this rate. In
fact , the statute will read like the
present statute except the rate will be
2 cents Instead of 3 cents a mile. That
the bill reported by this subcommittee
tee , which is composed of " Senators
j Wiltse and Hanna and Representatives
j Keifer and Marsh , will be approved by
the joint committee there Is not the
* * *
Committee Visits Kearney.
The committee from the legislature
appointed to look over the needs of the
state institutions arrived in Kearney
at a late hour Friday night. Satur
day morning the committee visited the
state industrial school and the state
normal. The party consisted of com
mittees from the house and senate
and numbered about fifteen. Members
of the committee expressed themselves
as well pleased at the condition of the
Industrial school and the way it is
managed. One member who is in a po
sition to know whereof he speaks , said
there would be no question but what
the committee would recommend the
j building of another cottage , as asked
by Superintendent Hayward.
* * *
Anti-Pass Bill Not Yet Ready.
The sub-committee appointed to get
up the anti-pass bill is not yet through
with its work but will be shortly. The
only difference of opinion among tlvj
members is regarding the exemptions.
Some of the committeemen even want
to go so far as to cut out railway em
ployes , but others do not.
* * *
For Two-Cent Fare.
The sub-committee of the joint rail
road committee of the house and sen
ate appointed to draft a 2-cent passen
ger rate bill has completed its work
and reported to the full committee ,
which approved the bill. This com
mittee Is composed of Senators Wiltse
of Cedar , Hanna of Brown and Repre
sentatives Keifer of Nuckolls , and
Marsh of Seward. The bill is the same
j as the present law except that the
maximum rate is 2 cents instead of 3
- . ents. * * *
Difference of Opinion.
Among the members of the sub
committee on the anti-pass bill there
Is a considerable difference of opin
ion. Unless the full committee makes
It apply only to state , county , city an 1
district officers and delegates to polit
ical conventions and newspapers , then
some members of the committee want
to draft a bill which prohibits th3
giving of free transportation to any
one , including employes of railroads.
* * *
Would Change Commission Bill.
While there is little doubt all of
the measures prepared by joint com
mittees will be passed as they com ?
from the committees , there Is some
sentiment for changing one section in
the commission bill. This is the sec
tion which provides the state railway
commission shall inspect railroad
bridges. It has been suggested , shoul.l
this section be left in the bill , in ca-se
of accidents at bridges the state would
be responsible , providing- the com
mission failed to report the bridge In
* * *
Passes Bill to Reimburse School Fund.
The senate Monday afternoon passed
four bills , among them one by Epper
son of Clay , providing for a state levy
to make up the deficiency in the school
trust funds caused by the embezzla-
ment of ex-State Treasurer Bartley.
At the opening of the' session the sec
retary's desk was flooded with letters
and petitions directed against S. F.
No. 72 , providing that patent medi
cines shall not be sold except by a reg
* " * -
Routine Proceedings of House.
H. R. 153 , by Knowles of Dodge ,
providing for the organization of
drainage districts , which the commit-
te recommended for passage , went to
the general file Monday because Cone
of Saunders objected to shooting it
ahead and the motion to sustain the
committee report did not receive 51
Thiessen's anti-ship subsidy resolu
tion was adopted , with nearly all of
the fusionists voiing for it. In the
committee of the whole , with McMul-
len of Gage in the chair , the following
recommendations were made :
Providing villages may own tele
phone lines ; for passage.
Providing counties may own tele
phone lines ; for passage.
Providing for the appointment of
guardians ; for passage.
A new divorce law was indefinite'v
postponed , as was H. R. 129 , providing
for the election of precinct assessors.
* * *
Primary Bill Drafted.
The subcommittees drafted the out
lines of the statewide primary bi'l to
Tuesday evening. Although many
members oppose it , the measure will
receive both fusion and Republica-i
support. t !
* * P
Change System of Property Descent. Pe PP
In the senate Tuesday the members e
voted to change the entire system of CiI
property descent. The widow or sur I\
viving husband , under the new bill , is
? iven one-third of all property. v
Must Itemize Accounts. "
The senate Tuesday voted to compel
Insurance companies to itemize all
such accounts as are reported to the
state Insurance department under the
'term "sundries. " It was claimed thst
many 'blind expenditures" are Includ
ed under this head.
* * *
Making a Determined Fight.
The railroads are making a deter
mined fight against terminal taxation.
The Omaha Real Estate exchange and
a number of business men are in the
city working for the tax bill. The
Omahans assert that it merely means
taxation for city purposes , while the
railroad men claim that $25,000,000
will be deducted from the grand as
sessment roll of the state.
* * *
An Ardent Supporter.
One of the most ardent advocate *
of the state wide primary bill was
Senator Aldrich , who declared that it
was the best way to shelve men of un
savory records and to put in their
places "men of absolute individualism ,
independence of thought and action ,
who are of undoubted integrity of
character , who know what the people
want and will stand for it. "
House Passes Bills.
The house passed the following bilk
By Thiessen of Jefferson Mutual
insurance companies limited by the
number of risks or members.
By Scudder Anti-hobo bill.
By Hamer of Buffalo Appropriat
ing money in the Kearney normal li
brary fund for the purchose of books
for the library.
By Wilson of Custer Providing for
the disorganization of school districts.
By Knowles of Dodge Providing
for the appointment of guardians.
By E. W. Brown of Lancaster In
determinate sentence law.
By Hamer of Buffalo Permitting
cities or colonies to issue bonds lor
the purchase of telephone lines.
By Clarke of Douglas The bull
* * *
Routine Proceedings of Sesiate.
The passage of Senator Thomas'
bulk sales law through the committee
of the whole and an attempt to amend
S. F. 73 , King's bill relating to the de
scent of real property , took up almost
the entire morning session of the sen
ate Wednesday , and when a recess was
taken at 12 o'clock the formal order of
business had not been completed.
Petitions from the Rushville Equal
Suffrage club and the Broken Bow
Equality club favoring the passage of
a joint resolution asking congress to
submit an equal suffrage amendment
to the national constitution , were read
and another one from the Ord Wom-
an's club asking for the passage of a
pure food bill.
The standing committee on miscel
laneous affairs reported favorably on
Sibley's bill making forty-two pounds
of speltz a legal bushel.
Gould , of Greeley , sought by amend
ment to rescind the former action of
the senate in adopting an amendment
of the standing committee to the dece
dent bill making the surviving hus
band's or wife's share of the estate ex
empt from the debts of the deceased.
After a discussion the amendment was
voted down and the bill ordered en
grossed for third reading , as it orig
inally passed the committee of the
The committee of the whole then
took up Senator Thomas' bulk sales
bill. Burns , of Lancaster , sought to
have the consideration of the bill post
poned until the house bill reached the
senate , but the attempt met with so
much opposition he withdrew the mo
Thomas , of Douglas , opened the dis
cussion on the bill with an extended
speech In its favor. He said he had in
his possession letters from 16,000 per
sons from over the state , Including re-
tall dealers , asking that the bill be
passed. Ashton , of Hall , also favored
It and King , of Polk , opposed it , de
claring it set the retail dealers out in a
class by themselves and would make
It hard for them to sell their stocks
at a reasonable figure. Burns also
took the opposition and held a run
ning debate with Gibson , of Douglas ,
who favored it. King's motion to In
definitely postpone was voted down by
a large majority and the motion of
Wiltse , of Cedar , that it be recom
mended for passage was carried ,
Burns and King voting against it.
S. F. 28 by Root , of Cass , giving the
governor power to discharge the su
perintendent of the insalte asylum at
will , has been passed by both houses.
It was reported back from the house
to the senate Wednesday with a slight
amendment , which was agreed to at
once by the senate.
At the opening of the afternoon ses
sion Wednesday the senate went into
committee of the whole , with Wiltse ,
of Cedar , in the chair , and acted fa
vorably on the following bills :
By Thomas of Douglas Providing
a penalty for offering to sell votes.
By Epperson of Clay Allowing mu
tual accident insurance companies to
issue annuity policies.
By Wilson of Pawnee Extending
the license of insurance broker to cov
er all forms of insurance.
By Gibson Providing for a fee of
$ G for election officials in Omaha and
Douglas county , city and school dis
tricts where all three participate in *
By Ash ton of Hall A curative act
amending the inheritance tax law.
By Hanna Providing for the issu
ance of a duplicate certificate of tax
sale where the original has been lost.
By Patrick Providing for the in
dorsement of names of witnesses on
information during the progress of a
Py King of Polk Providing common
mon carriers shall keep a public list of Eo
all persons to whom it delivers pack
ages containing liquors. o
* * *
A public meeting will be held next
Wednesday night , when all the rail
roads interested will be granted time
discuss measures before the legisla n
ture. 1 !
* * * R
The house Thursday concurred in Rhi
the action of the senate by indefinitely '
postponing the bill to abolish capital
. A bill pi
punishment. requiring the gov
ernor's : sanction before an execution
can take place ( patterned after the
Kansas law ) is still pending. di
"That boy of mine , " said Mr. Bingo , bi
"exhibits a decided fondness for the &
violin. Don't you think I ought to en tl
courngu him in it ? " In
"Why , yes , " hesitatingly respond hia
next door neighbor , "if if you think it
will keep him out o worse mischief. "
THE VALENTINE ,
Biz and strong and hale and hearty ,
Rouffh-and-Ready , "nervy , " too ,
tflco amall urchins at a ' 'party , "
Don't know what to say or do ;
AH these children of the prairie
"Shoot to pieces , " "out o1 line , "
Guessing : "Was it Maud or Mary ; ?
Who eent that there Valentine ? "
"Look out , Bill , mind how you tech It ! "
"Hold on , Hank4and "Lemme see ! "
"Don't you spile It , or you'll ketch It
That there thing belongs to me , "
Just a little golden arrow.
Stack Into a "b'leeding heart , "
Yet It strikes the cowboy's marrow
Wonderful , this little dart !
"Love ! Ha ! Ha ! Wuz that you said it ,
Bill ? " The big man flared up mad ;
"No , It wuzn't I Jlst' read It-
Must * a lost what sense you had ! "
But the little word was uttered ,
And in all eyes came a shine ,
And , down deep , each heart was fluttered
By that little valentine.
Walter Juan Davis.
Valentines They Didn'-t Send
Mrs. Hannah Brown encouraged her
boys to enjoy genuine good times , boy
fashion. Nobody can claim for the Brown ,
boys "goody goodiness , " but they do like
to stay at home in the evening. The
trio are likely to "raise a racket" at any
time , trying to a nervous woman. They
occupy their own quarters , a room adjoin
ing the family living room. They are re
quired to keep their "den" in order.
Will Brown says it's easy to "keep the
lamp filled , the globe bright , sweep the
litter into the fireplace , tidy flie closet
ihelves , wipe up the oilcloth. Mother has
> nly to oversee things a bit. "
The big closet holds a motley assort-
nent of boy treasures ; balls of string ,
specimens of wood , minerals , queer odds
ind ends picked up here and there , a
rtore of nuts , bags of cake or crackers ,
iterature dear to a boy's heart , tools
iharp edged and blunt , a bracket saw and
Will has a newspaper route. It was
lix months before he learned to collect
lues , deliver promptly , keep accounts
ttraight and earn a profit.
Tom keeps chickens ; does well too. and
itudies his poultry literature diligently.
Walter as yet saws wood and cares for
he horse belonging to two nice old la-
lies who pay well. A high school boy
nust have books and extras. The Brown
toys must earn their extras by real work.
Will says : "A few evenings before St.
'al en tine in * 92 we had company , Ed and
Wck Vann. Mother brought in a plate
if : gingerbread. She noticed a package
tf ! Talentines , comics , lying on the table.
Sd was directing an envelope.
"Valentines ? " she asked.
"Yes , " replied Will , "there's forty , all
cmics , the ugliest we could find. We
Bean to send 'em right and left. This
Ittle hunchback is Sammy Dodd. He
ages -when the boys sing out. Humpity
iump ! ' Here's an old drunkard reeling
Jong , a perfect copy of Sammy's papa ,
'ob Dodd. Sammy hops down to Dodd's
ilace the stonniest night out to lead his
appy home. " *
Tom asked mother ir she was ill. She
iidn't smile. She said : "No , I am only
rendering. I did not know comics were
o cruel. How distressed the sensitive ,
rave , bright , friendless , sad , little hunch-
ack will feel when these valentines enter
he miserable home. St. Valentine really
itended his messages to cheer , encourage
nd delight those who receive them. To
rhisper of love. I think' even poor , de-
raded , - eak Job Dodd will be grieved to
receive this likeness of a man who was
once straight , handsome and manly. Sam
my and Job love each other through it all.
Sammy has no mother and when our la
dies cared for him when so ill last year ,
Mrs. Evans heard him whisper : 'Pappy ,
if there was anybody to care for you , I
shouldn't mind going to mother. I never ,
never shall have a straight back. Who
will lead you home nights when you can't
find the way ? ' Job promised to leave off
the drink habit , but the poor , weak man
has failed to keep the promise. "
"I am glad Papa Brown does not drink.
Here is a valentine that might 'do for
him , The Grocer. ( An Old Fraud. ) "
Tom looked as if he himself was one
of the biggest frauds out.
"I just guess we'll not send the grocer
to Papa Brown. His measures and
weights are honest , " cried Walter , mad
as a hornet at the very idea.
"I believe Papa tries to be just , " said
mamma. "I have never noticed Mr. Ray-
nor's or Gaynor's flour lacked the pounds
paid for , but then "
"Pshaw , Mamma Brown ! Don't you
know these are only jokes ? " exclaimed
"Indeed ! " said mamma. "I trust Sam
my will understand that. "
"Sarah has a valentine for Sammy , a
large package of magazines. She has a
card for poor old Job. He loved violets.
His wife loved them , too. This card has
a beautiful spray of violets and a pretty
verse. Perhaps even the old drunkard
may care to be remembered by St. Val
entine's agents. Nelly Ray's valentine for
Grandma Darcy isn't pretty-but grand
ma lacks food , and she'll appreciate Nel
ly's basket of potatoes. "
Tom straightened up. He wouldn't
take the pen. He tore into bits every one
of the hateful comics.
"Don't , don't do that ! Sell 'em ! That's
a waste ! " cried Ed.
"I don't want to sell 'em , or give the
mean things to anybody. Aren't we nice
boys ? My legs and arms are straight.
My back isn't crooked. I've a good home ,
everything Sammy lacks. Truly , truly , I
never once thought how a real humptj-
hump must feel hopping along the street
leading a drunken father home while
tortured by our jeers and insults. It
takes Mamma Brown to open a fellow's
eyes to his own meanness. I'm going to
spend my chicken money in sending the
valentines Mamma Brown chooses , " said
Tom in a way we knew meant honest In
dian. "Honestr Indian ! we fellows didn't
see the cruel , mean side when we were
planning to send out so many funny val
entines that just fit people , until mamma
turned the searchlight on us. Mamma
Brown is a queer , queer woman. She
never scolds or says , 'Boys , you shall
not do such wicked things. ' She only
shows up a questionable act in such a
WEPE GIANTS /NT/1QSE.DAYS ?
- -Denver Post
way a fellow wouldn't countenance it for
the world and he'd blush that he ever har
bored such notions in his head. " Pauline
How "Tad" Secured a Pardon.
"A poor woman came to the White
House one day to see the President about
her husband , who was in trouble. The
President was absent , but 'Tad' was at
home. The woman called the boy to her
and said : 'My husband is in prison. We
have boys and girls at homo who are cold
and hungry. Tour papa can unlock the
door of the prison and let our children's
papa come home and care for us. Won't
you ask your father to let him come
home ? '
" 'Tad' could not talk or think about
anything else but that poor , distressed
family , and of his pledge to try and bring
relief. When the President returned ,
'Tad' was at him at once about the case
of distress. Mr. Lincoln had other things
on his mind , and did not pay much atten
tion to the chjld till he clung to his fath
er's legs and begged him to sit down and
let him tell the sad story. The father
told him that the woman would be back
the next day , and he would then know
what he would do. That did not satisfy
the son , who climbed on his father's lap ,
threw his arms about his neck and said :
'Papa-day ( meaning 'papa dear ; ' ) won't
you promise me now to let the man out ? '
It was too much for the great man , who
said : 'Tadilie , my pet , I will let him out
because you ask me to. * " Success Mag
Lincoln In Il Home.
In a modest Chicago cottage lives Mrs.
Mary Gaughan , a washerwoman who is
proud of the fact that she was a domes
tic in the Lincoln household while the
martyr President was yet a struggling
lawyer at Springfield. She tells some in
teresting things of Lincoln's home life.
"Mr. Lincoln was very regular in his
habits , " she says. "He was a great read
er and would be generally found at hoin *
nights with his books and papers He
used to like music , too , and was very fond'
of listening to his wife while sbc played
the piano. The family was popirfar with
all classes of people.
"Mr. Lincoln was kind to everybody.
Just the winter after his election to the
presidency and before his inauguration
he used to keep a cow. In the extreme
cold weather he used to insist on miifcin ?
the animal himself because he dM not
think I ought to expose myself. His -ayfc ,
however , objected to him doing th mlk-
ing. She was a good woman , too a
smarter woman than he was a man. She
would often help mo wash , iron or bake ,
so that I could get off and play with lit
tle Tad. He used to love to play uh'nd
man's buff , and Mr. Lincoln often s&ired
in the game. We used to tie a handker
chief around his eyes. Many a time while
he was playing blind man he would tum
ble over a chair in order to give Tadan
opportunity to escape capture.
"When Mr. Lincoln went to Washing
ton he used to write back to Mrs. Dr.
Todd , his wife's sister , for whom I was
working , that since he had been at the
capital he was not able to get his lanndry"
work done as neatly as Mary used to-
do it , and the cook at the White House
was far different from Mary , and he did
not enjoy the dinners as much as the
famous meals that Mary used to prepare. "
SAYS LINCOLN WAS GREAT.
South Carolina Newspaper Doee
Justice to the Emancipator.
In a letter which we publish , says the
Columbus ( S. C. ) State , a reader aska
in good faith if we can point to anything
that Lincoln said or did that was "great. " .
Such a question is out of date. 16
seems to belong to the period when thel
mists of passion obscured everything be-j
yond the evanescent boundaries of the ?
Confederacy. It is an anachronism. We
could not here pretend to repeat history
and answer it ; but we shall humbly
submit a few suggestions as to how the
question might be answered , or rather
how the consensus of opinion , northy
south , east and west , has already an
swered it , with emphasis and for all time.
It is not difficult , as our correspondent
intimates , to "put the finger" on some
thing great that was done or said by
Abraham Lincoln. Let us answer specifi
He was one of the greatest debaters
produced by the English-speaking race
a race noted for its splendid forensic abil
ity. This is put beyond all question by
his marvelous debate with Senator Ste
He was n great orator , as was Bhown1
by this debate , by his famous Cooped
Union speech in New York and , above }
all , by his matchless address at Gettya-
He was a great statesman , as was
proved by his uniformly patient and farsighted -
sighted judgment of all matters of na
tional and foreign policy. His coarse
throughout the war was , from every
point of view , the wisest and best possi
ble. His death nrevented the full fruition.
of his plans , but we can see now hovr
lofty they were , how just to the Union ,
how just and temperate to the South.
He was a great thinker. This Is estab
lished by his profound policies , such , for
instance , as the restoration of the South
ern States ; by the searching power of Las
speeches , notably those of the Donglaa
debate ; by his Tetters , by his proclama
tions and by the Gettysburg address.
He. was a great man. Only a heart of
gold could have passed , not only unfiarm-
ed but glorified , through the fires of the
early life of Abraham Lincoln. He came
of a shiftless , worthless race. His yotrth
was abject and mean , without opportu
nity except such as he could create. Yet
he molded a magnificent manhood out of
thfs apparently worthless material. A'gafa ,
in the midst of men who despised ham ,
who tried always to thwart him , he : lised
like a philosopher and a statesman , work
ing out his own plans that were so. deep
and high that his
rsvilers could not un
derstand thcTr. . To live as Lincoln Ifyed ,
to be what Lincoln was , hi such sur
roundings , is possible only to very great
"Any big guns around here ? " asked
the stranger who was taking up sub
scriptions for a high-toned magazine.
"No , neighbor , " replied the postmas
ter of Bacon Ptidge , "but we have plen
ty of old guns. "
"Old guns ? "
"Yesyou will find them behind the
stove talking politics. They are out o
date , rusty and always kicking. "
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