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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, OCTOMICK i8, 1890.
IN BRONZE AND MARBLE
HOW AFFECTION KEEPS ALIVE THE
MEMORY OF THE DEAD.
Some Notnlile MnntimpiiU Itrrrntly I'rfct
kI to llniinr l'npln Celohrnteil In Wide-
f ly DMerrnt Walk! of Llty-nriitltmU
Tluit llciichr Itaynnd the Clmve.
Gratitude lum been defined by soino
mnkcr of smart sayings as meaning "n
lively appreciation of favors to como."
The (luflnltlou Is neither valuable nor true,
for It la not sustained by tho weight ol
testimony Kch day sees evidence to the
contrary recorded in the shape of inonu-
''rWlr v'TTwfc0 iMANvtitii r
r iimbi 1 a
UtfttATA HH JlttlMSM MDffm
VICTOfl RMMANUKlAl STATUI!
ments, memorials and tablet celebrating
tho greatness or virtues of those who Imvu
passed from earth Ah tho dead ean nei
ther crown nor dethrono tho living, these
testltnotdals to departed worth must lie
conceded unhesitatingly to have their ori
gin in no selfish or self seeking spirit.
Tho prevent tlmo is particularly nota
bio for tho number and variety of such me
morials. Some of tho more recent repro
sent tho gratititdo of nation1, the rover
enco of religionists, tho admiration of
rcadcrH and tho affection of a son as wldo
a range of credltuhlu human feelings as
ono could ask to survey
Tho people of Italy liuvo honored them
selves and appropriately marked tho close
of tho first twenty years of their unity by
unveiling at Perugia n magnificent statue
of Victor Kmmauticl. tho gay and gallant
Sardinian, who led tho way to liberty
through llclds of bloody strife, and amal
gamated many fecblo states In ouu coher
ent and powerful monarchy It is tin
doubtcdly true that Cavourwasthe states
man anil guiding power of the stormy
epoch preceding tho birth of the Italian
kingdom, but while his worth uud work
Chester, ami It vvn thcie Daniel Webster
saw him In IHI'J Tin- tun met Inn tavern.
Tho veteran was drinking lllp with some
neighbors when Webster arrived, and ho
chose to question the future statesman In
bin usual peremptory manner.
"Who are you, I sayf" ho demanded.
"Yes, your numo. What's your uiuuof"
"My name is Webster,"
"Where aro you fromr"
"Your name Is Webster, and you aro
from Portsmouth. Where are you going!"
"To Concord, And whero did you como
from originally? What Websters do you
"I came from Salisbury,"
"Oh, hoi from Salisbury. Aro you ono
of tho Salisbury Webstersf"
"Aro you any relation to old Cnpt, Kbf"
"Slightly, sir; ho was my father."
"Aro you u sou of old Ciift. Kbf IaiI me
seo you. Why, 1 declare. Well, I am In
clined to think you may bo, In tho war
wo could not tell whether dipt. Webster's
faco was natural color or blackened by
powder. You must lie Ills sou, for you aro
n cursed sight blacker than ho was."
After life's lltful fever John Slark sleeps
well, honored and revered by tho stato ho
loved and tho republic he helped to create.
Tho memorial at Concord Is u lilting trll
uto to his rugged virtues and undaunted
Peace, the saying goes, has Its victories
as well as war, and it Is In honor of an
npostlu of pence! that a stntuo Is to be erect
cd next spring on tho campus of St John's
college at Fordhani, N. Y. It will display
tho Imposing form and kindly features of
THE STATUi: OK OKN. bTAUIC.
aro recognized, peasant and noblo nllko
And greater pleasure In contemplating tho
career of their first king, who, "in love or
In war," liko young Lochlnvar. was thu
first and tho lcst. So they have scattered
memorials of him all over the peninsula,
but that at Perugia is said to lie the finest
yet created. It is of bronzo, and was de
signed by Guillo Tndollul. a fumous Ro
Within tho last fow days tho stato of New
Hampshiro has erected at Concord a giant
statuoof a giautson John Stark, tho revo
lutionary leader and hero of Uenningtou.
Generations of American school hoys havo
read the tale of Stark's life, and thrilled
at Ids alleged remark upon tho evo of bat
tie, "Wo win the light or Molly Stark's a
widow ' Of lato tho sticklers for histori
cal accuracy havo dbno iiway with King
Arthur, William Tell, Gesslor and other
romantic figures, but when they investi
gated the record of tho sturdy son of the
Uraulto stato thoy found that they could
not eliminate, they could only modify. It
Is now established on unimpeachable tcs
tlmouy that Stark's wifo was Miss Kl I .li
bel h Page, daughter of Cnpt. Caleb Pago,
IN MKMOIIY OF MIIS. CIIAIK.
Archbishop Hughes, who was tho founder
of the college, and who while allvo e.xer
cised an Importnnt lullueuco on tho affairs
of tho Catholic church In the United States
The statue, which Is about completed,
shows tho archbishop attired in his house
dress with the addition of a cloak. The
eyes aro wide open and lips lightly closed.
One arm Is extended, and the hand of the
other holds a small book Tho faco is said
to bo an excellent likeness
The tribute to Dinah Mulock Craik, the
noted Knglish novelist, is of a dilTcrent or
der. Soon after her death, In 1837, Lord
Tennyson, Ilobert Drowning, Mattliuw
Arnold, Sir Frederick Ixilghton, Sir John
Millais, Ilolmau Hunt, John Morlcy, Pro
fessor Huxley, James Russell Lowell, Mrs
Oliphuut and Miss Yougc set on foot a
movement which has just resulted in the
erection of a beautiful mnrblo memorial at
Tewkesbury Abbey Tho monument U
renaissance in stylo. On a shield Is the
(notation from "John Halifax, Gentle
man:" "Kuch in Ids placo is fulfilling his
day, and passing away, just as that sun la
passing. Only we know not whither he
passes; while whither wo go we know, and
tho Way wo know tho Saino yesterday, to
day and forever." Tho following Inscrip
tion is placed on the friezo: "A tributo to
work of noblo aim and tc a gracious life."
Above tho cowilco Is a superstructure, lu
SULLIVAN'S HLIAL TUIUUTi:.
the center of which is a niche containing a
group Illustrative, of "Charity," and tho
entire work Is surmounted by a cross.
Out the king, the general, thu prelate
and the writer are not the only ones to se
en ro monumental recognition of lato. In
Boston recently died an aged couple, Tho
wife went first, tho husband followed a
few months nfterward. Neither was cal
ciliated to adorn thu higher circles of soci
ety, and their solo claim to distinction was
that thoy had a son who In Ids calling had
proved Invincible. They were proud of
this "boy" of theirs, but they would accept
nono uf tho wealth ho earned. They tolled
on to thu cud In humble independence,
and now they sleep side by side beneath
the 3od, while above them towers a costly
monument, tho Inst and unrojectcd offer
ing of filial affection, Thu monument
bears thu simple Inscription on its front!
TDK IIUGIIKS MKMOIIIAL.
of Dunbnrton, and that when thu general
"wont In" at Heunlngtou hesald. "Thuro'M
tho enemy, boys, we must Hog them, or
Hetty Stark sleeps a widow to-nljcht."
As every one knows, the enemy wu.i
flogged, and tho grim old warrior lived
uiuuy years to "light his battles ovoi
again " Horn In irJS, he did not dlo till
I KM Ills lust d.ij- wur- sper at Man
The opposite sldo of thu slinft displays a
plain tablet. Some day, when death has
done his work, a chisel will cut thereon
tho name of tho son John L. Sullivan.
Cihcii Tlie.tr Annual Until,
Tho elephants belonging to the emperor
of China are allowed but one bath a year
Theniinual ceremony took plate recently.
Tho emperor commanded the board of
astronomy to appoint an auspicious day
for the purpose, and they did so after com
plicated communion with thu stars. Thou
the ollliurs of the Ixiard of ceremonies put
up temporary mat sheds, beautifully deco
rated, on the north sldw of the sacred creek
where the washing was to take place.
Various ceremonies wore performed, tho
bath was taken and In tho evening there
A DYING RACE OF DWARFS.
The NlrmiKf Tropin I.WItiK III mi taolutnl
In a wonderfully plvjturcstiie but sterile
and Ir-ol.rted spot nut he cast eo.isl of (ircen
land are huddled together some MX) people
whoso origin Is obscure, and who have al
most no communication with the outside
world Their place of residence Is called
Anginagsallk, and they are llelluved to lie
descendants of colonists located at that
place lu UNl by Frio thu lied What
eer their origin I hey at leiut have no ra
clal peculiarities to Identify them with the
Ms(Uliuaux They look liko Danes Their
lives are ouu long strugglo for existence.
and tho continued battle through tin
counted generations has reduced them to
thu slr-o of dwarfs In fact thu colony is
slowly growing smaller, and will probably
disappear within another century The
world at large knows something of theso
strange people through the visits of two
ethnologist who managed to reach thu Ice
bound coast, and afterward published their
discoveries, but It has been reserved for
ono of thu Augmagsallksto tell thostoryof
her kinsmen In detail
Seventeen years ago some Icelaudlusallors
were wrecked at Augmagsalik anil given
kindly reception After recuperating they
decided to mako an attempt to reach home
overland and by means uf the ocean ice
floes. They urged their hosts to leave the
desolate valley and accompany them. One
only resolved to essay the venture. He
got together his wife, his two sous, his
daughter, his dogs anil sleds, and started
with thu sailor strangers After terrible
sufferings thu band succeeded lu teaching
Iceland, but the climate of that bleak
Island proved too mild for the (iieunluud
exllu and his family, and all tiled sau the
girl, who was then 15 years of age She
was itdopted by some charitable people,
who educated her, gave her the uamu of
Olof Kiarer, and took her with them when
they emigrated to Manitoba
Miss K rarer recently lectured before a
church society at Chicago on tho subject
of her native laud, and cieated u genuine
surprise. Sho Is -II) Inches tall and weiglm
140 pounds. Ilor Kngllsh Is excellent with
oueuxccptlon she cannot utter thu "sh''
sound- According to her account the
Angmagsallk women havo a monotonous
sortofa life. No sweeping, cooking, dust
ing or washing Is dono The unvarying
diet Is frozen raw meat or fish The peo
pie never wash, but sometimes greaso
themselves with whale oil Winter is
spent in turf and stone huts, anil the sum
iner In tents. Religion uud law aiu un
known, but there cxistHu sort of commtiu
ism born of the exigencies of the situation.
When .Miss K rarer reached Iceland In 18711
she was given a cake of soap, which she
promptly ato It was some time before
she could be induced to indulge In a bath,
as she regarded the use of water for wash
lug purposes a shamuful waste of a pre
cious Unlet At Augmagsalik water is so
cured by melting snow
AN ACTIVE OlD WOMAN.
Altlioucli Nearly Sutunty Wars nf A no
bint Unili-i'tiiki'N a Snlilit MfMnluii,
Mrs. Jane Itosu Roberts, widow of the
lute o.x-Preslilcnl Roberts of Liberia, Is at
present sojourning in New York city. Tho
object of her visit Is to raise funds for the
establishment of a hospital near Monrovia
for the sick and maimed of all nations
She has donated laud for thu site, selecting
a portlou-of her farm at Capu Meusiirado
which is loftily situated and overlooks tho
harbor. So far she hits collected nearly
1,000. Hur first subscriber was t-x-Prcsi
MH8. JANE IIOBK ItOIIKIira
dent Cleveland, who gave her f.vi In a ro
cent iuterviuw Mrs. Roberts said that tho
hospital plan was thu fondest hupuof her
life, and one which shu hoped to real I .a
"I am," she remarked, "no longer young,
being CO years of age, and my life has been
a very busy ono. I have crossed the ocean
tweuty-ninu times. It Is my desire to cross
two times more once moru to Kugland
and Africa and ono return trip to America
and then to bo carried back to tho laud
of my adoption to bo buried America Is
not largo enough to hold this poor, weak
body of mine. I was lorn lu this country
'tis true, but Africa, the laud of my fore
fathers, has become very dear to me, and I
do not beliuvo that I could sleep through
all the long years to come nuywhuo as
well as there."
A Unlet Yt-nr ut '-u lu.
A recent report made by the British con
sill at Naples states that during the year
lbb'J Mount Vesuvius continued In u mod
tratu state of eruption The only fact
worthy of notice concerns the phenomena
which occurred toward the beginning of
the month of May. With the materials
ejected by the usual explosions a cone had
been formed at the summit uf the mount
aln of about IN) meters high i l.V) feet) from
its base This cone gnveway initially al
first and afterward entirely fell in, leaving
lu its place a crater of mine than lu) meters
wide CH)fcet) This happened at the same
time as a How of lava on one sldo took a di
rectum toward thu nurtheast, and, as is
fiviiui'iitly the ease with lava, It continued
tn llow at Intervals up to the end of Sup
teinlier, never surpassing the limits of the
base of the large Vesuvlan conu. Mean
while the crater was more active, and
throwing out numbeiiet Incandescent pro
Jectlles began to form it now cone, which
iih.l the height of ti previous one
A t. EG END O F T H E R II I N E.
Y'TH W jAcCOrMPAIMEHT fO! 'QuiTyH OR fiyv NO FORTE.
Published throwjh The American Press Amocuttwn.
Compoaotl by FR. SILCHER
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Sio kllmmt ihr goldenes Haar,
Sle kainml es mil goldenotn Kammo,
Und slngt cin Lied dalxii,
Dn hat einu wundersaino,
8 Den Schlffer im klemcn SchlfTc
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Er Helmut nielit die Felscunffe.
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Ich glaulie, die Welleu vcocliliugeu
Am Hnde Schilfer uud Kahu ;
Uud da: hal init ill rem Singco
Die Luiici t'ethuu.
2 A lovely maid reclining lay,
A marvel to Mmld ;
Her jewels shone in molten ray.
Her liaircomb was of gold .
She sang so sweet with voice so pure.
All hearts entrane'd to hear,
In strains that failed not to allure
Though fraught with joy und fear.
8 Tho Isiatman lu his little Imnmo,
OiiJi'il at tho wond'rous sight ;
He saw no reef all iow kciu'cI dark
Save on that rocky height.
The maiden sung In accents long,
I m vain he tried to 11 v,
The bumiiu was wreck'cl, alas I tho song
That fatal Lorticy,
PLNEST LIVELY IN THE WEST
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Stylish Turnouts of All Kinds.
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