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LINCOLN THE RAIL-SPLITTER,
FROM A HITHERTO UNPUBLISED PICTURE.
The picture of Abraham Lincoln given herewith has a State reputation in Indiana, it is called the "Justice" picture, from the name of its owner, James M. Justice. Mr Justice died at his home in Longsport, Ind., in 1889,
LINCOLN, THE RAIL-SPLITTER PORTRAIT.
and the portrait was left by will to his daughters, Mrs. A C. Patterson and Miss Maibelle Justice, who now reside in Chicago. Mr. Justice's death was sudden and he left no written record of the history of the picture. Its prsent owners say it was painted in 1860 and was carried as a banner through the campaign of that year. It is about 6x10 feet and the figure of Lincoln is a little larger than life size. It was attached to a pole and not stretched. The name of the artist is supposed to be Chambers, and he is said to have been Lincoln's personal friend. James M. Justice first saw it during the war, when it was carried by a regiment of Indiana volunteers in which he had enlisted. The banner was hooted by the Southerners wherever they saw it. It was twice captured and recaptured. When recaptured it had a bullethole through the forebead and had been slashed by knives. It was captured a third time, and Mr, Justce lost track of it for several years. He was determined to get it, however, and finally found it after the war in an old warehouse in Georgia among the effects of a man who had been killed in battle. Mr, Justice restored it, had it framed, and gave it the place of honor in his law office in Monticello, Ind. Later he moved to Logansport, Ind., where the picture remained until recently. In Indiana the picture has been carried in many Republican campaigns, and the old soldiers know it well. It has been in the Justice family for twenty-six years.
LINCOLN'S AUTOGRAPH GETTYSBURG
Four cow and seven years ago our fathers. brought forth on this continent, tion, conceives in Liberty,
a new pas
to the proposition that all men are cres ated equal.
Now we are engaged in a great curl was; testing whether that nation, or any nations as conceived and po dedicated, can long englene. Me ars met on a great battle field of that war. We have come to dedicats a portion of that feed, final reating "place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is attor gether fitting
But, in a
and proper that we should
longer sanse, we can not dadis
The bravo mew live
cats - we can not consecratum we can not
ground, and dease, who stringgles here have cone,
LINCOLN'S AUTOGRAPH GETTYSBURG ADDRSS. 477
secrated to, for above our poor power to ado or detract, the world will littls nots, now long remember what we pay here, but it can never forget what they did her. It is for as the living, rather, to be dicated here to the unfinished work which they who fou=gho her have thus far so nobly, adwawbed It is rather for us to be here dedicated is the great task remuning before us _ that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the fast full measure of devotion_that we here highly resclve that these dead shallo por have diewe en vain - that this nation, God, shall have a new birth of frees. dom and that government of the peoper, by the people, for the people, shall not pers ish from the ea the
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