r 'I- COLUMBIAN MONUMENT. I the Bemarkably Artletio, Creation of Howard Kretsohmar. Columbus discovered America. One of the results of that discovery is the nation known as the United States. If the story of the great man, his marvelous will, his high faith, his unswerving- perseverance, his mastery alike over himself anjd his fellow beings, his sublime courage in the most adverse of conditions, his final and supreme triumph, and the grand panorama of change and progress that followed it—if this ^ory •could be told in one work of art, the •new world that he gave would gain much of honest value. It was this consideration, says Harper's Weekly, that moved Howard Kretschmar to model in clay a monument that will go before "the directors of the World's Columbian exposition with no indorsement so strong as that which appears on its own face. That Columbus discovered America by the way of the sea—that is, that he made use of salt water, and ships of •wood, and canvas, and a mariner's compass, and men who trimmed sail—and that he was assisted in this by the generosity of a queen, have Ho special meaning in the main fact. These were "bat the implements that aided his genius. The anchors he used when his fleet came to the end of his long journey deserved but small credit for the commanding result. The consummation itself is alone of value; the means are almost beneath notice. So argued Mr. Kretschmar with some justice, for his monument, if it does not appeal to the marine eye or to any special industrial feeling, grows upon one, and forces into the heart all that is purely and broadly and genuinely human in the life and the effort and the achievement of Christopher Columbus. The chief charm of the conception is in the poetry of its simplicity. There is no traditional anchor or chart; there is no coil of line or show of sail; there is MO kneeling suppliant or donor queen. First is the man. He stands (as you can imagine, if you will, for there is no sign of it) in the forwardest part of the •vessel that bears him. His attitude is eager, his face full beyond words of a KBETSCHMAP.'S STATUE OF COLUMBUS. triumph whose real meaning he only \ yet grasps at. One hand is on his ^•"breast; the other open, as though, it •would apprehend all that lay hefore. The legend beneath says all that can be said:. "Land ho!" The drapery is rich, but by no means elaborate. It is natural. The figure is to be colossal, and from the pedestal is measured to be fifty feet high. The sculptor has done well in the modelling of the great figure, but the more interesting features of his work are the groupings about the base. These carry out in detail the story, of the work of Columbus, and all its sequence in the development of the people and the government of this country. The group in the fore-front pediment represents Glory, as it is expressed in the resources of the land, the industry of the people, genius, effort, aspiration. It is designed to be the apotheosis of the strength, intellect, ability, of the American nation. On the reverse is perhaps the most artistic feature of the groupings. Here appears Freedom, with, naked sword supported by an eagle with outstretched wings. It is the expression poetic of the idea of personal liberty, of the freedom of a great people, and their allegiance to no one 'but themselves—a spirit that has tinctured the whole world, and that has set the current of civiliEation toward democratic government. The other two groups can be said to complete the story. Toleration—dignified, learned, sagacious, profound, expressive of the broadest spirit of liberality possible in the matter of political, religious, scientific, and 'philosophic opinion—is the first. The gracious figure of Philanthropy is last. It realizes the beauty and the value and comfort of its home, and yet invites all the •world to partake of it. Thus, recapitulating, are, first, the awakened soul of the discoverer in the moment of his triumph over opposition, delay, doubt and danger; next, the •one broad and happy consequence—a free people. Then follows the continuation of the story in its beneficent reach—toleration and philanthropy in their most unrestricted meaning. Last- Jv, the glory of the present and the past, and pure aspiration, looking 1 up- Tvard and forward. The architecture of the statue is of the Renaissance order, and is designed to be of granite, the statue itself ol bronze. Careful Tommy- Col. Yerger—Tommy, you ain't going •to eat that lamp of candy that fell in the mud? Tommy—No, sah, not ontil I has done licked de mud offen it.—Texas Sittings. AUNT KEZIAH RANDALL. JULIA WARD HOWE. The Lively Widow of a Soldier of the War of 1812. On the outskirts of the pretty little town of Mattapoisett, Mass., there dwells an old lady whom everybody in that region knows as "Aunt Keziah." Mrs. Keziah Randall, says Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, was born in September, 17S3, and was on her last birthday one hundred and seven years old. Her house, which, by the way, she hag occupied for sixty years, stands in the midst of a clearing about one-fourth oJ a mile from the main road, and is so situated as to be out of sight from the houses in the locality. The old lady lives entirely alone, not even having so much as a cat to keep her company. In summer she has many visitors from among the transiei* population, for Mattapoisett is a watering place on Buzzard's bay. There are some among the •permanent residents who visit her reg- .ularly throughout the year to supply her with wood and water and to procure for her such supplies as she needs from time to time from the village store. Al- The Venerable Author of the "Buttl* Hymn of the Republic." Julia Ward Howe is about to celebrate the seventy-second anniversary of her birth. She has had a busy life and a useful one, for besides her literary work and her arduous labors in behalf of the advancement of women she has been an efficient assistant to her husband in his educational and philanthropic enterprises. She was given a liberal education, which was supplemented by travel abroad soon after her marriage to Dr. Howe, in 1843. Her ability as a public speaker ADVICE TO WOMEII If you would protect yourself from Pafnful, Profuse, "Scanty, Suppressed or Irregular Menstruation you must use BRADFIELD'S FEMALE REGULATOR JIBS. KEZIAH RANDALL. though she has so many years to her credit the old lady is wonderfully vigorous, all things considered, and with her own hands plants potatoes, peas and strawberries, the ground having 1 first been prepared by some kind neig-hbor, and she also has quite an array of flowers in a garden which is her especial care and pride. When the east wind blows and she is obliged to remain indoors knitting is her occupation. She is an interesting person to listen to as she talks, of the times when she was a girl, and her wit is as sharp and her appreciation of a joke as keen, apparently, as sixty years ago. Although often urged to leave her lonely house and move into the village she has thus far resisted all such endeavors of her neighbors to improve her condition and clings to the old home, Mrs. Randall's husband, long since dead, was a soldier in the war of 1312, and congress has recently voted her a pension of thirty dollars per month. DEATH TO Novel RODENTS. Exterminating Method of nats. A merchant in -Jvewark, N. J., has adopted a peculiar method for ridding his store of rats, and he finds it the most effective yet hit upon. He says that his warehouse a short time ago became literally overrun with the destructive little rodents, and their depredations became so annoying that he strove by every means to rid himself of the pests. He chanced to mention it to an old German, who told him of the means adopted in his native country years ago for the destruction of rats, and which, he claimed, was never known to fail. Following the advice of his friends, the local merchant bought a few common sponges, which he cut into pieces about an inch in diameter. were thoroughly saturated with oil and fried. The cooking- process reduced them to the size of peas, and their odor was such as to attract the rats, which ate them without hesitation, swallowing 1 them whole. In a few days'nearly every rat disappeared and the bodies of many were found in out-of-the-way corners, where they had dragged themselves off to die. It is explained that the acids of the stomach ate the oil from the sponges, after which they were caused by the moisture to resume their natural dimensions. Two or three small pieces had the effect of causing bodies ta swell.—Albany Journal How to Keep Bouquets Fresh. Every woman loves to wear flowers. Not many women find it impossible, owing to the perverse little blossoms fading directly they are attached to the corsage. There are women who can wear a rose an entire evening, and by some mysterious sorcery keep its petals fresh and fragrant for another wearing. Florists have a little theory that flowers are endowed with mysterious sensitiveness which enables them to know the sincere lover of flowers from those who wear them for selfish adornment only. From the latter, the flower fades in sorrow quickly, while in the former it rejoices and lives. Perhaps this is only an inference drawn from the well known fact that flowers blossom better when tended by one who loves them. Another theory is that flowers fade quickly upon one not extremely cleanly in person and dainty in habits. However, if the stems of these faded blossoms be cut off half an inch from the end and the stem immediately be thrust into boiling water the drooping petals will revive and resume their Iwauty in a few minutes, particularly the thick textured flowers. Cut blossoms may be kept in water by putting finely powdered charcoal in the bottom of the vessel in which they are arranged and allowing the stalk to reach down to the charcoal. —N. Y. Sun. —Hach trip of a first-class ocean steamer, say from New York to Queenstown or Liverpool, costs about 520,000. This includes salaries, maintenance of crew, wear of machinery, etc., and a reasonable interest on the money spent in building the vessel. JULIA V?ASD HOWE. has been recognized all over the country, and she has written extensively both in poetry and prose. But if Mrs. Howe had written nothing but "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," that had been enough to entitle her to a high place among the poets of America. It may be doubted if any other composition so stirred the hearts of the people as did that grand poem, which was written when the nation was engaged in the fiercest and Woodiest war of modern times. Mrs. Howe accompanied her husband to Greece in 1867, when he went thither as the bearer of aid for the Cretans in their struggle for liberty, and after her return made her journey the subject of an entertaining volume, "From the Oak to the Olive." Dr. and Mrs. Howe have three daughters and one son, who inherit much of their parents' talent. —I am going to die!" exclaimed a despondent youth, as he entered a Sacramento saloon not long ago. "Give me a glass of beer in which to take this poison." The 'drink was handed to him ' by the obliging barkeeper, who a moment afterward saw him sprinkle a small powder in it and drink it Two hours later the man died, having taken strychnine. The barkeeper, when interrogated by the police, unfeelingly replied: "I didn't think he meant what he said; but anyhow it isn't my funeral. " ' Human Nature. Mother—Now, Johnny, you must be a good boy and study hard this week. Kemember the nice presents you got for being a good boy last Christmas. Father (who 1 was once a boy himself) —Johnny, if I hear any bad reports from your school-teacher there'll be no circus-tickets next Saturday. Understand? Johnny—Yes, sir.—N. Y. 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