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Lincoln at Gettysburg
A canvas of rare historical value, portraying Lincoln's Gettysburg address, has recently been completed by the famous Chicago artist, Fletcher G. Ransom, after three years of painstaking labor. Mr. Ransom's painting is the only canvas In existence that picture* the im mortal address by the Great Emancipator on tho Gettysburg battlefield, Novem ber 19, 1863. Mr. Ransom has received many offera for the exceptional picture but in tsnd? to present It to the presidential mansion, that posterity may look and marvel that "Fourscore and Seven Year* Ago," known to every school-boy and girl, will stand forth In life-like form, an Imperishable memorial of Lincoln. HIS FAME GROWS Interest in Lincoln Increases With the Passing Years. Whole World Has Corns to Honor the Man Most Worthily Tsrmed "The First American." With, every passing year t lie lnter ist in Abraham Lincoln ? and It is viiniltiK to l?r? a world-wide Interest ? increases. From the days of Lowell :iud Whitman down to the present mo ment he has bewi the theme of poet, essayist, novelist, dramatist and biog rapher. Within the last few years we have had Mr. Bacheller's novel, Mr. Drlnkwater's play and Lord Charn wood's noble biography. Englishmen, hardly Jess than Americans, have done honor and paid reverent tribute to the memory of the American President, and thus this great man, though dead, has proved to be a bond of union be tween the two peoples, says a writer in the Indianapolis News. The more Lincoln's life and character are stud ied ' lie larger does his greatness loom. Otli -f men, who made a great stir In the world, have shrunk with the pass ing years. Lincoln's has been a growing fame. Nor Is It a fame that was sought ? rather it was shunned. There Is noth ing manufactured In It, as indeed there never is In a fame that Is lasting and noble. Here Is a man who Is honored ?and this Is a fine tribute to democ racy ? for the sole reason that he de serves to be honored. Really a Great Man. Much has been made of the slm* pliclty of Lincoln's character, and yet In a sense it was not simple at all. The mystery connected with It has not been conjured up by men desiring to show their ingenuity. He was, as Ten nyson says of the duke of Wellington, 'rich in saving common sense." and. "as the greatest only are, in his sim plicity sublime." "As the greatest only are" ? the qualifying phrase Is im portant. There were depths in Lin coln s nature that never have been and never will be plumbed. To him who only sees one way at once" Lin coln may seem to be merely a good "attired, tolerant man. Yet, though be overflowed with the spirit of mercy, be could be as hard as adamant when occasion required. Humble though he was. he could take a position, and ?old it with a self-asscrtlveness that ?"?as sublime. Utterly without pride, ?e yet trusted his own judgment, and !'*ea '''s intuitions implicitly, "itleh ?n saving common sense," he was yet '".vond question a mystic. In what >\ inhume said was the greatest "renody in the English language. Whitman spoke of Lincoln as ' the **eetest, wisest soul of all my days "Hi lands." More than any other American, Lincoln had that remnrka ?Je quality which Arnold praised s?j 1 ghly, "sweet reasonableness." This 'aracter, therefore, is nflt simple, but " the highest degree complex. The simplicity is found In the moral nature, o follow conscience and do the right ,VM the rule of this man's life. There tin appearance of simplicity, due to fact thnt the character, composite as It was, was so well rounded, so marked by totality as to blind men to e struggles by which the unity was achieved, it may be paid of Lincoln, its of Brutus, but with much more " nth ; the elements up ll,wt nature might utan.t And man!'10 ail th? wor,d: '"This wa h a So though he was "In bis simplicity ,r,(\ it was "as the greatest only are." He was one "who loved his charge, but never loved to lead," and his surely was "the brave old wisdom of sincerity." His Sense of Humor. There are. however, two elements of Lincoln's character that are supposed to be In conflict, but mistakenly so. It Is often wondered how there could have been anything of the Jester in a man whose nature was so deeply mel- j anclioly. Yet tragedy and comedy are not antithetical. On the contrary, they nre close of kin. It has been said that "Humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor"; that "A subject which would not bear rail- , lery. was suspicious, and a Jest which would not bear a serious examination | was certainly false wit." Socrates was a great humorist as well as a great philosopher, and Shakespeare was SPIRIT OF LINCOLN The Photo Shows Mr. Connell of the Art Club Player# In the Character of Abraham Lincoln, Viewing ths High Marble Columns That Adorn the Memorial to the Great Emancipator. master of the nu?st boisterous comedy j ami tin- Murkest tragedy. Of the actor i oil the great world stage, as well as 1 of the player, it may be said, Iii the | words of Thackeray : It la an Irksome word anil task: 1 And when he's laughed and said his say, J He shows, as lie removes the mask, A face that's anything but gay. It Is quite in accordance with the nature of things, therefore, Unit the man who rose to such heights In the Gettysburg speech, and penned the solemn words of the second inaugural j address, should have luughed over Ar- | tenuis Ward and Petroleum V. Nasby. I It Is only the pompously professional statesman, careful of what he thinks of as his own dignity, who Is lacking In a sense of humor ? indeed, that Is the main trouble with him. lJut the great man, the man who is sure of himself, and who does not pose, never shrink# from letting the \yorld know j him as he is, nor does he ever try to I be anything else. One can imagine a critic tlndlug It Impossible that Shako. ' speare could have been the creator of j both Hamlet and Falstuff. It Is the same type of mind that sees rii incon- j grulty In the nature that Is both hu- | morons and melancholy. Rather, such 1 a nature is the true rellectlon and em- | bodlmcnt of that tangled existence I which Is man's. Arnold's poetry Is sat- i ttrated with melancholy, and yet he certainly did "have frtn'' with the l'hil- j Istlne. I SEE REAL LINCOLN Photographs Reveal Much of Ruyged Personality. F.-escr.t Generation Need Not. as In the Cr.se of Washington, Look for Character in Portraits. Abraham Lincoln remains, and will remain. m:e of the most important possesions of the coinuioii people everywhere, pnrtly because his rujrRed personality is so dlthcult for either wi iters or sculptors t ? > standardize. Fortunute it is for us that lie lived in an age of photography ? although 110 sensitized plate can reveal the entire mystery, the ? ainera does not lie. We an* not compelled to Iloun der hopelessly, comparing different portraits hy different painters, as all must who make the vain endeavor to net before the eyes of their minds what (Jeorjre Washington was like. The Lincoln who looks out from the pictures that have eonie down to us was caught in moments for which no solicitous friends had the oppor tunity to see that his clothes were pressed or that every stray lock of hair was plastered down. And so in his likeness we net something which has the virtue of being really "like." In the National capital there Is a ? Jreek temple of marble, in Potomac park. It Is wiudowless, surrounded by Doric columns, and is the Lincoln memorial. But this temple does not AS LINCOLN MIGHT HAVE DONE "The Spirit of Lincoln," portrayed by Dennis Connetl of the Art Club Players of Washington, made a tour of the Capital city, visiting, among other places, the new Lincoln Memorial. The photo shews Mr. Connell in the character of Abra* ham Lincoln talking with children on the steps of the Memorial. suggest the great human figure, whose acquaintance many have found. Justice to the great who have passed on Is not the Issue, since the present need is justice to the living. The firmament of human history is dotted thick with guiding stars, but they are oh, so very far away ! Heroes ??n a pedestal serve the present almost as little as ashes in an urn. The trouble is not that they lacked human nature, but thnt those who look for help are repelled by the cold marble which lias been placed about them. The greater lesson of Lincoln, the man of all the \forld, is that he is a magnificent illustration of what may be found, if only people will tear away the husks with which the kernel of truth is surrounded. The wrap pings meet the eye and discourage the seeker, who must get beyond them in order personally to discover tin1 spirit wjiich gives life. The tomb is not the man. This Is the key to the secrets of history. LINCOLN MEMORIAL TREE This maple tree, planted in hi* memory on the day Abraham Lincoln died, has baen given a place in the hall of fame for trees with a history that the Amsrlcan Forestry associa tion la compiling. The nomination r? n'r?idc by Mrs. Allen Partridge of Augusta, Maine, before whose horns the tree stands. The tree was planted on April 15, 1865, by Mn. Ruben Partridge. W.. v* \ Reduction in Cars. We have compiled the following Table showing price reductions on various makes, and Indicating percentage of reduction on each one, between Peak list prices and Current list prices: TOT I UNCI CAMS. Make of Car IJuick Six l';iss Buick Seven Nash Chandler Cleveland Hupniobile Studebaker L-Six Studebaker S-Si\ Studebaker H-Si\ Willys Knight Chevrolet Dodge I)ort Ford Maxwell Overland I'euk List Prices. "5 1 795.00 2065.00 1 095.00 2095.00 1535.00 1 085.00 1485.00 1875.00 2350.00 2300.00 820.C9 1285.00 1215.00 575.00 1155.00 ' 1035.00 Current List Prices. 1395.00 1585.00 1 195.00 1505.00 1195.00 1250.00 1045.00 1475.00 1785.00 1525.00 525.00 985.00 985.00 355.00 885.00 595.00 Amount of Reduction. <100.00 180.00 200.00 100.00 340.00 43.r>.00 440.00 400.00 565.00 775.00 295.00 300.00 230.00 220.00 270.00 <140.00 IVrcejilage of Itcthiclion. 22% 23% 12% ' 20% 22% 26% 29% 21% 24% 33% 36% 23% 19% 38% 23% 42% Remember, we will sell Cars for cash or on terms. J. C. BOGGS MOTOR & LIGHT CO., Lewisburg,, West Va. Trapped Rattlesnake in Cellar. Amandus Creltz of Stelusvllle, Pa., got the surprise of his life when lm set a powerful steel trap to cateh what he thought was a rat of unusu al size and appetite, Judging by the amount of food that was disappear ing nightly from his cellar. The next morning a rattlesnake with 11 rattles was found In the trap, crushed to death by the heavy spring. 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