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Photographs of Lincoln
When It Is remembered that Abra
ham Lincoln was nut what might bo
ailed a handsome or even good look
ing man, In the popular acceptance of
the term, and that he lived tu a period
when pholography was In its Infancy.
It la surprising how many times he
must havo posed for the camera art twt
during the seventeen years or his ac
tive public life. He must have yield
ed with great good nature to the ap
plications for Kitting from photog
raphers. Every now and then a new
"unknown" photograph of Lincoln is
turning up in sonic old ulbum or store
room, and although the number Is al
ready large, It is hard to tell If they
have yet all been found.
While the photographer was busy
recording on the sensitive plate the
iniak.e of his distinguished subject, the
engraver was not Idle, and as a result
there arc over 2t)0 different engraved
portraits of Lincoln known to col
lectors. Many of these pictures are,
however, hardly worthy of considera
tion, as they are reully hut poor
ropies, with Home slight change in
costume or pose, from celebrated orig
inals. The wide Held of Lincoln portraiture
really offers an Interesting opportunity
for the careful study of his facial ap
pearance at different periods of his
active career. Particularly Is this
true since the recent' discovery of
several early portraits of Mr. Lincoln
Llixroirj iq iCD'f : tVOrr f f
'hich fill a gap and satisfy curiosity
as to bis appearance at the start of
illobort T. Lincoln owns what is
tirolmbly tho earliest portrait of his
lather. It Is an old daguerreotype,
taken about 1S48. probably at Wash
ington, when Lincoln was serving his
only term in congress. This portrait
is but slightly suggestive of the Lin--oln
of later life. Tho counteuanee.
It lias been remarked, Is "rather that
of a poet than that of a statesman."
and not a few of those who have been
permitted to examine It have been
impressed with tho striking resem
blance it b.ors to the face of Knier
son. One uf the earliest photographs of
Uncoln was owned by Geo. Schneider
of Chicago, former editor of the
Slaats gritting, ono of the most In
fluential nntlslnvery newspapers in
the west. In 18'i4 Mr. Lincoln was In
Chicago airtt Mr. Isaac N. Arnold, a
prominent jmlltlclau and lawyer of
Illinois, Invited Mr. Schneider to dine
with Lincoln. After dinner, as tho
gentlemen were going downtown, they
stopped at an Itinerant photograph
It was Abraham Lincoln's rule to
receive callers nt the White House
from 9 until 2 o'cUxk. except on days
when the cabinet met. It was a rule,
however, more honored in the breach
than In the observance. VlsHort
found their way Into his presence
from early morning I'titll late at night,
nnd even his sleeping hours were not
wholly free from their Importunities.
I Ale In the day. when the weather
and his duties permitted, he drove out
for an hour's airing. Almost Invaria
bly, some camp or hospital was the
objective point or the day's ride. He
was from the first the personal friend
of every soldier he sent to the front,
and from the first, also, every soldier
seemed to divine, as If by Intuition,
that he ba Mr. Lincoln's heart.
Stories of how the- President Inter
fered, personally, to secure some rlrht
or favor for the man afet. with a
run on his shnulder. tteadlly found
their iy to the army; and, as th
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A curious contradiction, indeed. Is
the Lincoln of thU photograph to the
Lincoln in the popular mind. Ho was
then alxmt 45 years of aso and had
probaldy not lost what youthful vanity
he once possessed. Instead of beiug
rough and devoid of fashion, his cos
tume Is almost that of an exquisite,
while his form, if stiff, is neither awk
ward nor ungainly. The pose i even
graceful. His lace Is Jut beginning
to show a few lines, but his counte
nance is entirely devoid of the cure
worn expression of later life, yet it Is
full of Intelligence.
In the collection of Lincoln portraits
owned by Justice James T. Mitchell of
the Supreme court of Pennsylvania Is
an old ambrotype of Lincoln. Here
tofore, it is believed, unpublisheu.
Ttit:: picture Is full of interest, as it
was taken just before the fatuous de
bate between Douglas and Lincoln.
Lincoln was 49 years of age when
this old ambrotype was made. Only
four years older than when the Chi
cago photograph just mentioned was
taken, and yet the change in his ai
pearanco is most striking. One would
say he had aged ten years at least.
The lines on the face have multiplied
and deepened, while the gentle ex
pression of the poet has been utterly
dissolved Into one of calm, uubending
determination. The rising country
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lawyer ,1ms become a full-fledged man
of .the world.
Another recently discovered and
exceedingly rare portrait of Lincoln
made at about the time of the Doug
las debnte was engraved by an tin
ktKiwn .artist In Philadelphia. It is
one of tho few full length pictures of
Lincoln that Is not a caricature, and Is
Interesting from this point of view
alone. The future president is stand
ing with one arm resting on a table on
which manuscript Is exposed. It Is
presumed that he Is pictured In the
act of debating with Douglas.
His eostume, while not suggesting
the dandy, is at the same time in good
taste and thoroughly In the mode of
the period. Indeed, mine of Lincoln's
authentJt: pictures suggest the outland
ish gnrbs in which he is pictured for
some reason or other in the popular
mind. Perhaps because so shown by
the average cartoonist.
In the collection of H. W. Fay of
De Kalb, III.. Is probably the earliest
portrait of Lincoln witJi a lienrd. It
was taken early In 1SC1. His face was
smooth until about the end of lSfit.
and when be first allowed his beard
WHY THE SOLDIERS
LOVED THE PRESIDENT
war went on and battle followed bat
tle, the wounded soldier hobbling Into
the White House became a sight too
familiar to cause remark. None de
parted without cheer or help of soma
kind, nnd In all part of the country
little cards nro treasured by private
soldiers, each of which bears w lines)
to some kindly act performed or re
quested by the President. One of them
"Secretary of War: Please see this
Pittsburg boy. He Is very oiing, and
In'ere.tin Opportunity to Study Facial
Appearances of the Mai j red President
at Various Points of Life, v v
to grow it was the subject of much
public comment. It seems a pity that
he ever thus disfigured himself, as his
beard. Instead of Improving his ap
pearance, hid his strong chin and also
added to the alrmjst distressed e?:prea
slon which his face constantly wore
while In repose in later life.
Justice Mttch?U has in his collec
tion two other interesting portraits of
Lincoln. One Is a.i Idealized bust, now
but little known. It was executed by
John Sartain, the noted engraver, dur
ing the presidency of the great liber
ator. The engraver, being a great
admirer of Lincoln, took all the pains
of the retoucher to present the none
too handsome countenance of the
President in the most attractive man
ner possible. All the lines in his face
ttre gone, as well ns the hollow and
careworn expression. His beard is
carefully combed and hair neatly ar
ranged. In brief, the engraver has
done all in his power to beautify the
subject, but the result, from tho stand
point of a likeness, is unsatisfactory
and the picture Is principally Interest
ing as a curiosity.
The other picture is along the same
lines. It tdiows the head and bust of
Lincoln. It is the work of an unknown
Italian artist and bears the inscrip
tion: "Abronmo Lincoln. Prosidento
Delia Uepublica Degll Statl Unlto
D'Amorlea." As the only known like-
ness of Uncoln published In Italy, the
picture is not without Interest.
LINCOLN AND THE KITTENS.
Great President Found Time to Min
ister to Waifs.
On one occasion when President
Lincoln visited Gen. Grant, Jen. Por
ter, who was Gen. Grunt's secretary
at the time, says that "three tiny
kittens were crawling about the tent.
The mother had died, and the Utile
wanderers were expressing their grief
by mewing plteously. Mr. Lincoln
picked them up, took them on his lap,
stroked their soft fur and murmured:
'Poor little creatures, you'll bo tnken
care of,' nnd turning to Dower?, said:
'I hope you will see that these little
motherless waifs are given plenty of
milk and treated kindly.' Howers re
plied: 'I will see, Mr. President, thnt
they are taken In charge by tho cook
of our mess and are well rnred for.'
Several times during his stay Mr.
Lincoln was found fondling these kit
tens. It was a curious Bight at an
army headquarters, upon tho eve of a
great military crisis In the nation's
I shall be sails fled with whatever you
do with bim.
"Aug. :i. 1S03. A. LINCOLN."
The original of this nolo Is In no"
session of William H. Post, a eltlen
of Washington, Pa. Post enlisted
when less than 1G years of nue, was
stricken with fever shor'ly after en
tering the service, and was sent to a
hospital In Washington. When able
to leave his bod. be requested his Cap
tain to allow him to return home,
promising thnt, ns rooii as he should
recover, he would rladly take up his
histuiy, to see the liaud which had
signed the commissions of all the
heroic men who ferved the cause of
the I'nion, from the generalin-chlet
to the lowest lieutenant, tenderly
caressing three stray kittens. It well
Illustrated his kindness, which was
mingled with the grandeur of his' na
ture." Detroit Free Press.
Why the Lord Made So Many.
In Lincoln's lips, the words that
often came were these "The common
people." To those who lived with him
and talked with him, especially dur
ing the Civil War, it seemed as if he
could never cease thinking of those
who were just human beings, unlet'
tered, unknown, inglorious. A Con
gressman from a Western district ap
proached him during his term as Pres
ident. and apologized for presenting a
petition from his constituents, becaust
they were very common people.
"Well," said I.iucoln, pleasantly,
"Cod must love the common people,
He's made so many of 'em." Success.
Lincoln's Faith in God,
lien. Dan Sickles once told a
story illustrating the tenderness of
President Lincoln's heart, as well as
his faith in Providence and his optim
After Gen. Sickles had been wound
ed at Gettysburg, he was removed to
from an old arrv
Jiiit before tfje
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portrait pamter !
this city, and the President called on
him at the hospital. When the gen
eral described the battlo and the aw
ful slaughter, Mr. Lincoln wept like
"While the two armies were con
verging," said the President, "I went
into my room nnd prayed as I bad
never prayed before. I told God that
if we were to win the battle He must
do it, for I had done all that I could.
J went from my room with a great
load lifted from my heart, and from
that moment I never had a doubt as
to the result. We shall hear good
news from Gen. Grant, who has been
pounding away nt Vickshurg for so
many months. I am In a prophetic
mood to-day. Sickles, and I say that
you will get well."
"The doctors do not Bay so," the
"I don't care. Sickles; you will get
well." the President persisted.
-And that afternoon Gen. Slckel
went on to say. a telegram was re
ceived from Gen. Grant announcing
the fall of Vickshurg. Sickles' recov
ery soon followed. Washington Star.
musket and go to the front. The cap
tain, however, turned a deaf car to
his entreaties, ami. as a last resort,
Post sought an audience with tho
"My Isiy." said Mr. Lincoln, at the
lad concluded his story. -'If you want
to go home to your mother, you shall.
You were too young to so Into the
war, nnd the man who permitted you
to enlist should be dismissed Ironi tho
service. I admire your courage and
patriotism, but your place is at home
with your mother."
The President then wrote the note
quoted above, handed It to Post, and,
telling him that would put ' him
through his troubles, dismissed him
with a "(hid biers yon!" Secretary
Stanton gave him a furlough and
transportation ,omP When ho re
pnlnrd his health nnd strength bo re
turned to the army. and fought with
his regiment until the close of the
war. Suet et-s.
RELEASED BY PE-RU-NA.
444464 I .... ..m (., v.in f .-ro IVnui a trial.
X .'ThenorlJcf !j fel
medicine recognizes 1 Ji, J t
Grip as epidemic ' '' J
t catarrh." ttT f X
1 Jedtfl Talk. MS3zm2A
tl I v v :
LA GRIPPR is rpidemin rntnrrh. It
spares no clnss or nationality. The
cultured nnd the ignorant, the aristocrat
ami the paiier, the musses and the Classen
are alike subject to la grippe. None are
exempt all are liable.
Have von tho erinf Or. rather, lias
the grip got, vim? (iiip Is well mimed.
I lie original j ivnch term, la grippe, lias
lieen shortened by the busy American to
read "grip." Without intending to do mi
anew word has been coined that exactly
dpscrilu'S the case. As if sonic hideous
giant with awful Gun bad clutched us
In its fatal clasp. Men, women, children,
After hesitating a man often finds it
too late to act.
An amply head never has room for
These Who Have Tried It
will use no oiner. Delia nee ('old Water
Starelt has no enual in ywanllty or Qual
ity -It; uz. for 10 cents. Oilier brnr.ds con
tain only 11 uz.
Ten cents worth of help wiM make
more religion than a dollar's worth of
ALL rP-TO-DATE lIorMIKKEPERB
Use lied Cross I'all lilue. It mnkes clothes
clean aud sweet as when new. All grocer.
An Indian territory exchange says
l.iere is a ridge of land In the Osng3
nation covered with car loads of ante
diluvian remains. The collection of
petrified bones covers sevetal acres,
and It is estimated that, about n hun
dred car loads of the stony remains
of prehistoric animals are lying on the
"nogbaek." Most of the preserved
relics of a long past period are larger
than tho skeletons of the present ele
phants, and several of the bones are
still white. A local scientist suggest
thnt the animals fled to the ridge to
escape a flood and died there.
Australian Government Sued.
The Australian government finds It
self the defendant in a cult for $5,000
on account of the most absurd of de
cisions. The new immigration law de
clares that an Immigrant must submit
to an educational test In his native
language before he is allowed to land.
Not long ago a mate on a ship was
arrested for smuggling. When he was
released he was ordered to submit to
the test or bo expelled from tho coun
try. It was found that his father was
a German and his mother a native of
Egypt. Ho was born in Alexandria.
It was decided, however, that his na
tive language was Greek, since Greek
Is tho European country nearest to
Egypt. He failed to pass an exami
nation and was condemned to a fur
ther Imprisonment of six months. Now
he Is suing for damages, with a fair
chance of getting them.
A California Doctor With 40 Years'
in my V) years experience as a
teacher and practitioner along hygle
nlc lines," says a Lob Angeles physl
clan, "I have never found a food to
compare with Grape-Nuts for the bene
fit of the general health of all classes
of people. I havo recommended
Grape-Nuts for a number of years to
patients with the greatest success and
every years experience makes me
more enthusiastic regarding Its use.
"I make It a rule to always recom
mend Grape-Nuts and Postum Food
Coffee In place of roffe when giving
my patients Instructions as to diet, for
I know both Grape-Nuts and Postum
can be digested by anyone.
"As lor myseir, when engaged In
much mental work my diet twice a
day consists of Grape Nuts and rich
cream. I find It just the thing to build
up gray matter and keep the brain
In good working order.
"In addition to Its wonderful effect
as a brain and nerve food Grape Nuts
always keeps the digestive organs in
perfect, healthy tone. I carry It with
me when I travel, otherwise I nin
almost certain to have trouble with
my stomach." Name given by Postum
Co., llattlo Creek, Mich.
Strong Indorsements like the above
from physicians nil over the country
have stamped Grape-Nuts the most
scientific fod In the world.
Thero's a reason.
Ijiok In each pki. for the famous
little book, "The KoaU to WeUvtlle."
BY THE GR P.
whole towns and cities are caught in tho
baneful grip of a terrible monster.
The following letters s(ieak fur them
selves as to the efficacy of l'ertina in cases
of la grippe or its after effects.
After Lffects of La Grippe Eradicated
Mrs. Fred Weinberg'. Westerlo,
A limn v Count v. N. Y.. writes:
"Several Years ago I had sn attack of
l.i itrinne which left tnv nerves ill a
prostrated condition. Then I had an
other attack of la lirintio which left me
worst". 1 had tried threu good physicians
.22 CALIBER. RIM FIRE CARTRIDGES.
Winchester .22 Caliber Cartridges shoot when you wttnt
tiem to and where you point your gun. Buy the ,'ime
tried Winchester make, having the trade-mark " H "
stamped on the head. They cost only a few cents more
a box than the unreliable kind, but they are dollars better.
FOR SALE BY ALL
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:-WlooleStlck ARorND IV the watrti.
WlaaleStlck i.ArrxnnT m.rE won't
lost8 life ami MualAttU worth of nnvothnr
ll send 100 for sample to TAB LnuNDRY
The man with
has an audience.
a message always
Great Is the physician who can cure
a woman of an Imaginary disease.
Teoslote and Itllllon Dollar Oram.
The two greatest fodder plants on
earth, one good for 14 tons hay aud the
other 80 tons green fodder per acre.
Grows everywhere, so does Victoria
Rare, yielding 60,000 lbs. sheep and
awlne food per acre.
JUST SENH 10O IS STAMPS TO TUB
John A. Sulier Heed Co., La Crose,
Wis., and receive In return their big
catalog and lots of farm seed samples.
(W. N. U.)
Everyone should try to break the
habit of doing wrong.
When you tone the child down you
aro toning the man up.
Where to Insnro my property aud
why. Iisses will occur, that Is why I
Insure. The Mutual has only losses,
and expenses to pay. An Old Lino
Company has losses, expenses and dlvl-
donds on Its capital stock, and the
more capital tho more expense. A
good Mutual Company Is absolutely
secure, and tho cost is llttlo over one-
half the other. Then I should Insure
In tho STATE FARMER'S Ml'TUAL
INSURANCE CO. of South Omaha,
Nebr.. li. R. STOt'FFER, Secretary.
.Many a billet-doux becomes n note
of hand In a breach of promise suit.
Ueware of the thoughts that require
blasphemous words to be made known
More Flexible and Latting,
won't slinko nut or hlmv nut; ny uslnir
Hc lhinee Hisreh ymi uhtuln heller refills
tlmn pnKHllile null any oilier lunnd i)J
ine-thlrj more for esme money.
Somo people hang outside like
Icicles from lh roof of the hutch
nnd then complain that tho church is
To Cure, a Cobl tn Ono day .
Tnko Iininlive Bromo (Jiifnln Tnhleta. All
dru(j)ikUrufuud money if ItfutliUicuro. Ajo.
Grumble puts spun to tho steed of
Uu it khort time I w feeling betur Mid
now I am nt well J anyoue.'' Mrs. l"rtt
Hon. Jam R. Guill or Omaha.
llou. James JL !ulU 1 ona of theoldwti
and nuwt -tvmsi men of tMuahm Net.
He has Cone nmeh to make it what it is,,
srrviiiif i n public Umrd a number o.
timen. lie t-uduiM lVruna iu the follow
iug vorl : ..!
1 nut yearn old. am hale ami hearty,
ami lVruna has helintl me attain it.
Two Tear am I bwl la gripe my lHe
wax tWiiaiml of. Peruua saved me.
J. II liuill.
A Relative o! Abraham Lincoln.
Mr. Silas S. Lincoln, who resale I
Ol;t 1 Stiivt, N. W., Washington. 1. U
hti the honor 'if boliitf tbiixl couslU V
Abraham Lin: ln. Ho writes
"1 had la grippe live times before, uslni
Tour lurtliciiie. Four jears ago 1 iH gal
the ue of Periinn, since which time I bavi
not lieen troubled with that disease, lean
now du us much work at my desk as 1 evaf
could in my life. 1 have gullied more the
ten poiunls in weight." s. t. Uncoln.
Pc-ru-na Not Only Cured La Grippe bu
Benefited tho Whole System.
Miss Alieo M. Dressier, WIS N. Urjanl
"Last spring 1 suffered f nun la grlms)
.l u-a imi-tiiillv cured but the bad after
effects remained through the summer
and somehow 1 did not get strong a 1
was W'foro. One of my college friends w no
...... viuii.ir m,t Aki me to try lVruna
and I did so and found it all and mow
than I hail expected. Jt not omy cun-.
me of the catarrh but restored me to per
fect health, built lip the entire system and
brought, a happy reeling m "'" J
which l had not known for years." Alice
An Actress Testimony.
Miss Jean Cowglll, (irlswold Opera.
House. Troy. N. Y., is the loading lady
with the Aubrey Stock Co. bho write
the following : .
During tho past wmieroi jwu. ""
fared for several Weeks from a severe
attack of gripjie, which left a serious
catarrhal condition of the throat mid
head. . . .
"Some one suggested reruna. As a last
resort, after wasting much time ami
money on physician, I tried tho remut.T
faithfully, anil in a few weeks was as well
as ever." Jean Cowgill.
A Southern Judge Cured.
Judge Horatio J. Gos, Hartwell, (5a.,
"Some five or six years ago I had a very
severe ssdl of grippe, whleh left mo wit h
svstemle catarrh. A friend advised Hie to
ti v voiir Prruna which I did, and was
immediately tieneflted a:id cured. The
third bottle completed tho cure." H. .1.
If yon do not derive prompt ajid satliv
focto'ry results from the use of Peruua,
write at onco to Dr. Jtorlnuin, giving a
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable advice
Address Dr. Hartman. President of
The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O,
bluintr If rnur
BLUB CO.. 19 Mlchloaa St., ehleaodt
knows how "Important ft V
to use igood starch. Dtflanct
Starch b th but , itarch
made. iLdoun't stick to
the Iron. It gives besuti
ful toft glossy stiffness to the
clolhtsJltwill not blister!
or crack the goods. It sells
for Itssgoe? farther," does'
more. f Ask" the lady who
irons.' Defiance Starch at aO
grocm 16 oz." for 10 cents.1
Tie DtflAICf STARCH CO,
W. N. U., Omaha.
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