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, InfereatlnJ Opportunity to Study Facial Appearance of he Mai j red President phs of ai various roinis 01 iue. When l tm . v . i. .. . called a. hrf7 ot mRht be the term .T',ar "cceptance of -hen Tt'oi ifT W mum bail 1 , w many tme he during! POf"1 ,or th0 " .rU.t tire nuin! 'eenlr' mr. of hi. ac nJT h re.,U' "r to the ap- unk.?VeKn,.,,ow ,nd turaln ip in iome old album or store ?DI ltho8 'e number I. al ii, Vg?;,lt 18 hard to te nave yet all been found. '?!!e tb0 hotR"Pner" wan busy recording on the sensitive plate the Image of hi. distinguished subject, the engraver was not Idle, and as a result there are over 200 different engraved portrait, of Lincoln known to col lectors. Many of these pictures are. however, hardly worthy of considera tion, aa they are really but poor eoplea. with Borne .light change In costume or pose, from celebrated orig inals. The wide field of Lincoln portraiture really offer, an Interesting opportunity for the careful study of his facial ap pearance at different period, of his active career. Particularly is this true alnce the recent discovery of several early portraits of Mr. Lincoln gODDODnnnooDimnannffoCiTgQconaaDGQo 100000320300000000. Liixxjltj io 1054 which fill a gap and satisfy curiosity aa to his appearance at the siun ot his career. Jtoliert T. Lincoln owns what Is probably the earliest portrait or tils father. It Is an old daguerreotype, taken about 1S48, probably at Wash ington, when Lincoln was serving hU only term in congress. This portrait is but slightly suggestive of the Lin coln of later life. The countenance, It haa been remarked, is 'Tatrwr that of a poet than that of a .talesman." and not a few of thone who have been permitted to examlue it have been Impressed with the striking resem blance It bears to the face of timer son. One of the earliest photoKtapliM of Lincoln was owned by (Jeo. Schneider of Chicago, former editor of the Rtaats Zeitung. one of the most In fluential anti-slavery newspapers In the west. In 1K54 Mr. Lincoln was In Chicago and Mr. Isaac N. Arnold, a prominent politician and lawyer of Illinois, Invited Mr. Srbnelder to dine with Lincoln. After dinner, as the geotlemen were going downtown, they stopped at au itinerant photograph it aa Abraham I Inculn's rule to receive callcra at the White House from 0 until 2 o'clock, except on days when the cabinet met. It was a rule, however, more honored in the breach than in the observance. Vinltors found their way Into his presence . from early morning until lato at night, and oven hia sleeping hour, were not wholly free from their Importunities. Late in the day. when the weather and hla duMes permitted, he drove out for n hour's airing. .AJmoat Invaria bly, ome camp or hospital waa the objective point of the day', ride. He wa. from the first the personal friend of every aoldier ho sent to the front, and from the first, also, every soldier seemed to divine, aa if by Intuition, that he had Mr." Lincoln, heart. Sfitorles ot how the President Inter- - fered, personally, to secure some right or favor for the roan afoot with a gun on hi. shoulder, steadily found their way to the army; and, aa the r , I . ' l S .y : ... ' -. .- :'iV:-- &TOQQQOO0GflO000flG3 ' fifr7 T ' AM " if ' I 5 An Early Full Lertftb Potlmit 0 i W f ' . 1 J if t jJM JH OhI S Lirxolo. from rare eo;-jrwtt ' "J g ' 'SSN 21I I ivvlM $ 4 S executed irj Pfjitadelpl) Jj B M' f Pff ' g Itf 'AyK'' ' P pod no o d d no n c o fin o 5 n n d o n 1 ic 'ir, n n n r n n u n iiiA ', :' j V- : fflp ''J' 1 1 iy ?v mmmj- tmsmm "- fj.vi) j t people Ajjf. t wm TO.vi a Vs wagon and Mr. IJncoln bad his plctur. taken. ' ,. A curious contradiction, Indeed, is the Lincoln of this photograii to the Lincoln In the popular mind. He was then about 45 years of age and had probably not lost what youthful vanity he once possessed. Instead of being ro.igh and devoid ot fashion, his cos tume Is almost that of an exquisite, while his form, if stiff, is neither awk ward nor ungainly. The pho is even graceful. Ills face Is just beginning to show a few lines, but his counte nance Is entirely devoid of the care worn expression of later life, yet It U full of Intelligence. In tho 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 la believed, unpublished. This picture is full ot interest, aa It was taken Just before the famous de bate between Douglas and Lincoln. Lincoln was 41) 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 tho change In his ap pearance Is mo-U striking. One would say ho bad aged ten years at least. The lines on tho face have multiplied and deepened, while tho gentle ex pression of the poet has been utterly dissolved Into one of calm, unbending determination. The rising country ooooasc;:j';::::isa,9-,4?o o o lawyer lias become a full fledged man of the world. Another recently discovered and excc.'dlncly rare portrait of Lincoln made lit about the tlino of tho Doug Inn debate u engraved by an un known artist in Philadelphia. It is one of the few full length pictures of Lincoln that In 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 exisised. It is presumed that he Is pictured In the net ot debating with Douglas. Ills costume, while not supgestlng the dandy. Is at the same time tn good taste ami thoroughly in the mode of the period, indeed, noue of Lincoln's authentic pictures subtest the outland ish garlis In which he Is pictured for some reason or other In tho popular mind. Perhaps because so shown by the average carioonlst. In tho collection of H. W. Kay of De Knlh, 111., is probably the earliest portrait of Lincoln with a beard. It was taken early in lSiil. Ills face was smooth until about the end of 18ii0, and when ho 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 Bight too familiar to cause remark. None de parted without cheer or help ot some kind, and In all parts ot the country little carda are treasured by private soldiers, each of which beara witness to some kindly act performed or re quested by the President. One of them reads: "Secretary of War: Tlease see this Pittsburg boy. He Is very young, and to grow It was the subject of much public comment. It seema a pity that he ever thus disfigured himself, a. his beard. Instead ot Improving his ap pearance, hid his strong chin and also added to the almost distressed expres sion which his face constantly wore while In repose In later life. Justice Mitchell has In his collec tion two other Interesting portraits of Lincoln. One la an idealised bust, now but little known. It was executed by John Sartaln, the noted engraver, dur ing the presidency ot 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 linos In his fsce are gono, as well as the hollow and careworn expression. His beard la 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 the 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 shows the head and bust of Lincoln. It I. the work of an unknown Italian artist and bears the Inscrip tion: "Abroamo Lincoln, Presidents Delia Republics Degll Statl Unite D'Amerlea." As the only known like- . o o ness of Lincoln 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 Oen. Grant, Gen. Por ter, who was Gen. Grant's secretary at the time, fays that "three tiny kittens were crawling about the tent. Tho mother had died, and the little 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 be taken care of.' and turning to Dowers, said: 'I hope you will see that these little motherless waifs are given plenty of milk and treated kindly.' Dowers re plied: 'I will see. Mr. President, that they are taken In charge by the cook of our mess and are well cared for.' Several times during his stay Mr. Lincoln was found fondling these kit tens. It wss a curious sight at an army headquarters, upon the eve of a great military crisis In the nation's I shall be satisfied with whatever you do with him. "Aug. 21. 1803. A. LINCOI.N." The original of thla note Is la pos session of William D. Post, a cltixen of Washington, Pa. Post' enlisted when less than 16 years ot age, was stricken with fever shortly after en tering the service, and wa. sent to a hospital in Washington. When able to leave his bed, be requested bis Cap tain to allow him to return home, promising that, as soon as be should recover, he would gladly take up his XVi 1 - X MM, m v n- ar x sjmav mm i . "V. MM hlstory, to see the hand which had signed the commissions ot all the heroic men who served the cause of the Union, from the goneral-ln-cblef to the lowest lieutenant, tenderly caressing three stray kittens. It well Illustrated his kindness, which was mingled with the grandeur of his na ture." rtrolt Free Press. Why the Lord Made 80 Many. ' In Lincoln's Hps, the words that often came were these "The common people." To those who lived with him and talked with him, especially dur ing tho 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, because they were very common people. "Well." said Lincoln, pleasantly, "Ood must love the common people. He's made so many of 'em." Success. Lincoln's Faith In God. den. "Dan" Sickles once told a story illustrating the tenderness of President Lincoln's heart, as well as his faith In Providence and his optim ism. After Oen. Sickles had been wound ed at Gettysburg, he was removed to lf I iWi 1C30CSilEflfl3CS0Oi3003flGOIfliia Urjpubliabed likeoeAa ' uirxoio copied from An o!d arrv brptype takerv just oerofxtl)e f&rrvxis debate laQod Liocob Unique Dorfraif1 of Lincoln bti .r unknown HUen rortrcif pamteri this city, and the President called on him at the hospital. When the gen eral described the battle and the aw ful slaughter, Mr. Lincoln wept like a child. "While tho two armies were con verging," said the President, "I went Into my room and prayed as I had never prayed before. I told God that If we were to win tho battle He must do it. for I hail done all that 1 could, j I 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. Wo shall hear good news from Geu. Grant, who has been pouuding away at Vlcksbiirg for so many months. 1 am in a prophetic mood today. Sickles, and I say that you will get well." "The doctors do not say so," the general replied. "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 Vlcksburg. Sickles' recov ery soon followed. Washington Ctar. musket and go to the front. The cap tain, however, turned a deaf ear to bis entreaties, and. as a last resort, Post Bought an audience with the President. "My boy," Bald Mr. Lincoln, as the lad concluded his story, "If you want to go home to your mother, you shall. You were too young to go Into the war, and the man who permitted you to enliat should be dismissed from the service. I admire your courage and patriotism, but your place la 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 hla troubles, dismissed him with a "God bless you!" Secretary Stanton gave him a furlough and transportation borne. When be re gained his health and strength he re turned to the army and fought with his . regiment until the close of ihe war. Success. LESSON VIL, FEBRUARY 14. GOLDEN TEXT. Ths Bon of man hath power an earth to forgivs (Ins. Maris 3:10. Early the next morning, after tlie busy Sabbath described in our last lesson, Jesus arose and went 4 nt atone Into a desert place for prayer and communion with God. Later he was sought by the tour disciples, and then by the throngs, who 'wanted him to return to the city. But Instead he made a tour of Galilee, preaching the gospel from town to town, "and heal ing all manner ot disease and all man ner of sickness among the people" (Matthew). One notable Instance waa the healing ot a leper. After a time he returned to Caper naum where the Incident of to-day', lesson took place. Scans I. Jesus Preaching In a Pri vate House In the City. Every Room la Crowded to Overflowing. The Mul titude Throng the Ooors and out Into the Street to Hear Hia Words. V. 1. 2. 1. "Again he entered Into Caper naum." The central point of hia work at the conclusion of his Galilean tour. "After some days." Some days after the healing of the leper (Mark 1: 40 45), and when the excitement concern ing that miracle had quieted down. 2. "Many were gathered together." Thronging the house with Oriental freedom. "And he preached." Spake, was speaking, when the paralytic was brought to the house. "The word." The Word God had sent by him; the good news of salvation. "And the power of God was with him to heal" (Luke). 8cene II. Four men approach. Bring ing a Litter on Which was Laid a Man Sick and Helpless from Paralysis, anxious to ba Cured. 3. While Jesus was preaching "they came unto him, bringing" on a light wooden frame or htretcher, on which was laid his bed. An Oriental bed, "at any rate that of persons In the condition of life here spoken of is not a very elaborate affair only a double quilt and a cov erlet, which can be all rolled together in a bundle of moderate size, and easily carried. In traveling through the country one meets large com panies of men who, as day laborers, are going from town to town, seeking employment, and each man is carry ing with him his bed. Companies ot students aro seen trudging on foot, going to school or returning home from school for their vacation, each one having a roll containing his bed strapped upon his shoulders. So upon the steamers plying on the Dlack Sea, the Marmora, and along the Syrian coast, all the third-class or deck pas sengers and those are by far the most numerous carry their own beds, which they spread upon the deck, and pass the night, generally, with more comfort than the passengers who oc cupy the close and stifling cabins. Tho healed paralytic took up, not the wooden frame or stretcher upon which he had been borne to the place of healing, but the simple bed which bad been laid on it." Prof. Albert L. Long, of Robert College, Constanti nople, In The Sunday School Times. "One Sick of the Palsy." Palsy Is a contraction of the word "paralysis," a compound of two Greek words sig nifying beside, and to loosen; hence, disabled on one aide; "a disease which deprives the part affected of sensa tion or the power of motion, or both, according as the sensory or the motor nerves, or both, are attacked. "Borne of Four." One at each corner of the stretcher. Scene III. The Crowds Prevent their Entering the House. The Paralytic la Carried up the Outside Stairs. An Opening is Made In the Flat Roof, and the 8lck Man la Let down with his Bed Into the Room where Jesus is Preaching. V. 4. 4. "Could not come nigh unto him for tho press." The crowd which filled the house, and the narrow street on which the door opened. "They un covered," literally, dug through, "the roof," which was made of branches and twigs covered over with earth, and could be easily dug through, and as easily repaired. "They let down the bed," the mattress, by the four corners. The roof was so low that no cords were needod, but those below could receive tho man from.the'hands ot four on the root. Scene IV. Jesus Uses the Inter ruption to Enforce His Teaching. Ha Telia the Sick Man That Hia Sine Are Forgiven. V. 5. 5. "When Jesus saw their faith. Shown by coming to blni, and by their persistence In overcoming ob stacles. All five showed faith In this way. But Jesus looked down into the sick man's heart, and saw a true faith beyond all desire to be restored to health. His sickness had led him to see bis need and made him receptive ot higher longlnga and hopes. "Son A word of loving endearment. "Thy Bins be" (are) "forgiven thee." Jesus grants him the greater blessing first, not only for his own sake, because he desired it most, or at least It waa the blessing he most needed, but also aa an Impressive lesson to his hearers on the higher value of spiritual healing. Nothing is said about the man's char acter, or about his previous life, or the cause of his Illness. There Is nothing to show that he was a sinner above other men. All the more he felt that he was a sinner and needed forgiveness, just "as all his audience Guard Well Your Speech Some people who would be shocked at an oath constantly use the words "Mercy!" "Goodness gracious!" and many others. Such phrases are often uttered carelessly, but sometimes with a rebellious wish to be Just a little wicked, and make as near an ap proach to an oath aa the reckless Indi vidual dare venture. More often than ve think some foolish little remark costs us the respect and esteem of someone whose friendship we valua. If love, admiration, and respect art worth winning, guard well your llpt, did. The Incident that seemed to be an Interruption of Jesus' discourse wa. beautifully turned by him Into an Illustration and enforcement of his teaching. Practical Applications. 1. Sickness and trouble are Instruments In God 'a providence for leading us to realise our sina and needs. They compel us to turn away for a time from the rush and excitement of worldly business and pleasure, and in quietness look at our hearts and lives. 2. The Forgiveness of Sins. Unfor gtven sin shuts jis away from God and heaven. We could not look In Ood'a face, or endure his presence, or the presence of the holy, with our sins unforgiven. Forgiveness Is not mere ly the taking away of the punishment of sin, but it is restoration to the fam ily ot God. to his favor, to the enjoy ment of his love, as children and heir, of God. Forgiveness Includes the washing away of sin. The past Ufa will be seen In the radiance of God's love, which will make us all forget the sin In admiration of God's goodness, and mercy, and love, In the salvation of such as we are. Scene V. Jesus Proves His Author ity to Forgive, by Restoring the Sick Man to Health, and Senda Him Home. Vs. 612. 6. "There were certain of the scribes," the leaders of the nation, the teachers of the law, the theologians, the legislators, the politicians of Israel. "Reasoning in their hearts." 7. "Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies?" The r. v. is more vivid. "Why doth this man thus speak? he blasphemeth," by arrogat ing to himself the power tn do what only God can do, thus claiming to bo divine. To blaspheme Is to speak In juriously, to slander God. Blasphemy Is practically uttered treason against God and his kingdom. It was a capi tal crime, the one for which In his trial Jesus was condemned to die. "Who can forgive sins but God only?" Sins, as distinguished from crimes, are against God, and, therefore, only Ood can forgive them; for In the na ture of things only he asulnst whom the offense has been committed can forgive. I can forgive the evil done to myself, but I cannot forgive the evil done to my neighbor. He only can forgive that. So that the reason ing of the scribes was right: "Only God can forgive sins." Thereforo Jesus claimed to be God, or God's au thorized representative. 8. "Jesus perceived In his spirit." "Contrasted with knowledge acquired through the Benses; . , , without hearing what was said, he knew In wardly. Intuitively, what was going on In their minds." Int. Crit. Com. "wny reason, ye? Matthew says, "Wherefore think ye evil?" Why do you misjudge, and put an evil con struction on my words? The attitude of theso scribes was not conducive to the best character or to the discovery ot truth. x. "Whether Is it easier to say," etc. "In our lird's argument it must be carefully noted that he does not ask which is easier, to forgive sins or to raise a sick man; for it could not be affirmed that that of forgiving is easier than this of healing; but which is easier to claim, this power or that; to say, 'Thy sins bo forgiven thee,' or to say. 'Arise and walk?' 10. "Ye may know that the Son of man." The Messiah, "the head and representative of the new humanity." the Son of God manifested in the flesh. "Hath power." Both right and might, authority and power. The proof lies In the Indorsement of God to Jesus' claims to bo the Messiah The miracle was the signature of God to his nature and mission, 11. "Arise." Which would bo lm possible without a miracle. "Take up thy bed." This would show the com pleteness of the cure on the spot which would be impossible if the cure were a medical result 12. "Ho arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all." A living witness to Jesus, unimpeachable, and making the cure a visible Illustration of the work which Jesus came to do. Practical Application. The outward fruits are the proofs of the inner life. The worldy prosperity and blessings which Christianity brings to tho na tions and communities which accept of Christ are one of the proofs that It Is from God. 8cene VI. The Effect on the Multl tude. (V. 12.) "Insomuch that they were all amazed." Luke adds, "They were filled wun iear. i ne miracle awakened a religious awe In their minds, such as men ever feel in the presence of a great and mysterious power. Here was one who could read their hearts and who would not be afraid If every secret thought were about to be brought to light? Here was one also who had unlimited power; what might he not do to them? But they also saw the goodness of God; his forgiving love; his readiness to heln, and this too, for the sinful and help less. This was the most amazing thing of all. "And glorified God i-ukb amis, uaying, we have aeen strange things to-day." They ascribed the honor and glory to God, as the source of this beneficent power. The good deeds of God's children honor God, and lead the souls ot men toward , him (Matt. 6-16) Learned from the Robin. Martin Luther, in hia autobiography, say.: "I have one preacher that I love bevter than any other on earth; It 1. my little tame robin, who preaches to me daily. I put hla crumbs upon my wlndowsill, especially at night. He hops on to the sill when be wants his supply, and takes aa much as he desires to satisfy his need. From there he always hops to a little tree close by, lifts up hla voice to God, and sings his carol of praise and grat itude and leaves to-morrow to look after iujelf?' Blissful Ignorance. TrA The Insenuitv of woman I. certainly beyond the comprehension ot man. Joe What, worrying you now? Fred Whv. vouna Blank'a sweet heart sent him an elaboratoly con atrncted nenwlner for a Christmas present, and he wore it to church un der the Impression that it wa. new tangled cravat. And That's No Lie. Brown Every president should be given a second term. Green Because why? Brown Fewer of his friend, would be disappointed during hi. second term. Green How do you figure that out? Brown Why, be would have fewer to disappoint. Pol He. New Office Boy A man called a few minutes ago and wanted to thrash you." Editor What did you say to him? New Office Boy I sel "I'm very sorry, but he ain t In. Knowledge la Power. "George tells me that his father died of Indigestion," remarked tho bride of I wo short weeks. "I'm awful glad I found it out." "Why so?" asked her dearest friend. "Because," sho replied, "under the circumstances George will never dare refer to the bread and pies his mother used to make." A Trifle Shy. He was captain of the can brigade, and before the bar be stood 'twas not the bar of Justice, but another Just us good. He laid thereon a nickel and said. "Fill up de can." The barkeep yanked the faucet, and tho bucket half full ran. The captain gazed In wonder, then spake ho after while, "Say, cully, wot's tie matter? Dat ain't do earns ole smile!" AJax Would Have Failed. "That is Ajax defying the light ning." "Well." answered the man with the tlmcrouB manner, "there's always a strong chance that lightning won't hit anybody.- -If. the same amount ol electricity had been after him In the battery of an automobile I don't think. AJax would have been bj courageous." Satisfied. "Anyway, there's no marrying In heaven," growled the old bachelor pas senger as ho glared fiercely at the bri dal couple across the aisle. "Well. I don't care," retorted ths blushing bride, as she nestlod het head on the manly bosom of her ac complice, "there Is heaven in marriage anyway." "A Burning Question." Ono broiling July day Uncle Zeke. an aged "cullud gemman," who wai pushing a barrow of bricks, paused to dash the sweat from his dusky brow; then, shaking his (1st at tho sun, b apostrophized It thus: "Fo the I-awd'i sake, war wuz yo' last Janooary?" "The Land of the Midnight 8on." Satisfactory Arrangement. "Yes, we have the handsomest ush ers in town at our church." "Really?" "Yes. They are so handsome thai tho women who visit us on Sundays are perfectly satisfied to alt where they are put, and never go away grumbling because they can't occupy the best of our rented pews!" Clove land Plain Doaler. 0, the Meanness of Him I "What Is a pantomime, mamma?" asked little Robbie. "Why, a pantomime Is a ploce In which no one speaks," replied the parent. "I shouldn't think a piece would b very Interesting without auy women la It," waa the reply of the lad. No Great Difference. Bilker My aakeat Here', a story ot a man going to marry a woman h doesn't know. , Enpeck That's nothing. The only difference between him and the other who marry la that thla fellow isn't de ceived to the point ot thinking h. know. her. No Harm Done. Blfbang I onco knew a youth who smoked fifty cigarettes daily without any particular harm resulting there from. Bifraf Is It possible! Blfbang Yes; and the only notice able effect was the death . ot the smoker.