The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 29, 1894 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 29, 1894
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W-: ; r- , • --; "'• '* •• V ? MI. PTOiiiJSBL MoijfiiL j^ dftMAf MONUMMNt Mti NUf fiiLY fears « We*1c f iftrittod. Rohl-Smith's studio in tho south gable of the Woman's Temple, higtt fcbote the roar of LaSalle street, says . the Chicago correspondent of tho Daily iowft Capital, is the scene to-day of an ' Activity uhiistial ink sculptor's Work- Ing quarters. Day before yesterday the Danish sculptor, who is modeling . the sculpture of the Iowa soldiers' and feailors 1 monument, finished the clay j taodei of the Iowa sailor boy, otto of - the four statues which are to stand at th6 corners of the base. This,is the first figure to be made in the clay, and to*day workmen under the direction of Rohl-Smith are building Up the mould outside of the clay model, BO as to take the plaster cast which' will be used in the bronze foundry. Week before last the executive committee and several Members of the board met in Rohl- Smith's studio and after examining the alert, breezy, bouyant figure of the Bailor boy from every possible point of view, congratulated the sculptor, shook nands with cacH other and told Rohl- Smith* to go ahead. Perhaps the most .pleased of the commissioners with ifebhl-Smith and his work was |Mrs. Cora C. Weed of Muscatine, put her words of praise were promptly echoed by C. H. Gatch fcf DCS Moines, D. N. Richardson of iDsvenport, H. H. Trimble of Keokuk, E. Townsend of Cedar Falls, and L. E. Mitchell of Brush Creek, the other commissioners present. The board lield several sessions and suggested Borne slight changes in the details, of the monument. As it stands now Carl Kohl-Smith's sketches for nil the figures ure approved, and Chicago art critics, who have at last awakened to the fact that Rohl-Srnitli is an artist in the truest sense of the word, arc say- Ing all sorts of pleasant things abovit the wisdom and discretion displayed "ly the Iowa monument commissioners in leaving Rohl-Smith untrarnnielcd. All tho-Sketches, as the first miniature clay models are called, are done; tho sailor boy figure will be in the plaster by Wednesday, the clay model for the statue of Victory, which will stand in the capital of the column, is well along, the plaster cast of tho medallion portrait of Colonel William Shaw hangs in the studio and near it is the plaster bust, recently made by Rohl-Smith, of General Dodge, which will be used as a study for the equestrian statues, In the stone yards of the Schricker- Rodlcr company in Davenportareliugo blocks and slabs of Barre granite from Vermont, which are being chiseled into pediments, architraves, plinths, entablatures, copings, steps and sections of a great column which enter into the stone work of the monument. Rohl- Smith said yesterday that he would complete his work within two years, so it will'be safe to set aside some day in the-Indian summer of 189G or Decoration day of 1897 on which to unveil one of the handsomest soldiers and Bailors' monuments in the United States. In its general appearance the monument wfll resemble the famous Sieges- dcnkmal, or monument of Victory, Which was placed in the Thicrgarten of Berlin, Germany, in commemoration of the last Franco-Prussian war. From the givand to.the top of the statue of Victory, which is 23 feet -high, the monument will measure 133 feet. The base proper will be 22 feet by_ 30 feet 8 inches, but the steps which will lead to the base will flare out 00x00 feet ground area. O'n rounded pedestals which will spring from each corner of the base will stand bronze statues eight feet high representing the infantry, cavalry, artillery and navy. The face of the sailor boy is looking up to "Old Glory" which .he is about to haul to the ma^t head. The lines of the figure are simple and the pose is full of grace. Rohl-Smith is -an anatomist of no mean order, and steadily refuses to lower his artistic 'Standard by idealizing nature, so that the bronze representation of the Hawkeye sailor lad will stand out life-likeand natural, full of vigor and strength, an'd a triumph of artistic simplicity. The soldier, also a young man, will look'down, a smile on his bright face, the smile of boyish pleasure because of the garland of leaves and flowers which has been hung over his bayonet. The artilleryman will hold the sponge : rod in his hand and his arm thrown up as he gaily swings nis caj). The cavalryman, his coat un- V lifts fofe his 'sabfe ftttd 66J&-* i baM to sWHfr %e tfrrMth of peace which hagtfS froin the ftfafd of the swoM. ThVddminaat'Tde'a ifl thesd flares which Rohl-Sintthehtfys by thft Sketches, ilfceadg,- Victorf wlthdttV t«« DlQQlfo& and .the happiness of the hdiaS* ••coikiing. • ' 1 : '»'•'.. . The base proper froin the level of th* stone 1 tfias ,will stand'S trifle less thai* .ttiif ty feet high, afid Ofl this lot el will be- placed th$ equestHan statues of Gen. Crocker,,t}en, ttfrtls, Gen. Dodge ftfld G«n. Corse", each',' ff.bin nine> to ten feet high. In each of .'the four pedi^ toents wilt be placed ft medallion three feet in .diameter. 'The medallion in the pediment which tf ill face the Capitol will contain the coat of arms of lowaj the others bas-reliefs of General Belknap, General WinsloW and General Hatch. Smaller medallions, i foot 7 mches in diameter, and thirty*twb in number, will for m a series bf bronze ttorfc Iti Arsenic MlneS. Many.points of interest are brought ,6ut In « description ."!$-•& 'technical journal of thfd way in'' which arsenic is obtained from one of. the most famous minds in England,' the JDevon fefreat • Consols, says the Montreal Star. The, raino was originally Worked for ojo^per albno and would have .been abandoned but' for the discovery that t-heiwaste thrown out as worthless \vhen copper 'was sought proved rich in arsenic. Although copper 1 is still raised, it is in small quantities, and tho mino has been resolved into an arsenic works. The arsenical pyrites consists of twenty- five to thirty per cent of iron, twelve and'one-half to fourteen per cent of portraits in, the architrave; below the j arsenic,and the rest of earthy matter. « a ,iiniatita ' t^x '<*itivart fertlriiavo •fe'hrt.- After being crushed this is sorted by The citizen soldiers Who- will; be honored in having their faces in'this historical portrait gallery have not all been selected, but the following names have been given to Rohl-Smith: Colonel Shaw, Colonel Trimble, Colonel Geddes, Colonel Mills; General Matthias; Sergeant Hartman, Lieutenant Dtiffin, General Weaver, • R. P. Clarkson, Thomas S. Wright, Lieutenant E. C. Haynes, Colonel Merritt, General F. M. Drake, Colonel D. B. Henderson and General James A. WilHahnson. , Two bas-reliefs, each 11 feet 4 inches ;by 0 feet, Will occupy two of the sides of the base. One will be a bas-relief of the battle of Fort Donnelson, the other of Shiloh. In the Fort Donnelson panel, General Tuttle, General Baker and Capt. Twombly will be the principal figures. The 22-foot statue of Victory, with its palm leaves in its outstretched hands, is too large for Kohl-Smith's gable studio, and he is modeling -it in a studio he built for the purpose on the. lake shore north of Jackson park. This, _of course, is a female figure, full of dignity, and with its drapery in graceful folds. The salient fe_aturc of'the monument and the one which will be formed in the plastic clay with the sculptor's heart at his finger's end, will be the statue of Iowa. It .will be semi-nude, representing Iowa as a nourishing mother, seated on the plow, with corn and fruits at her feet. -The beautiful • face, strong in character, will look toward the gilded, dome of the capitol, every lineament expressive of the mother, longing for her children to come to her, that she may nourish them. While waiting, her hands are sunpoi'ting her breasts, and no mother will look in the chaste, lovely idealization of motherhood withmit instantly understanding the beautiful idea which will be wrought in the lasting bronze. The statue will be 7 feet high. On the opposite side of the base will be a group representing Iowa presenting a parchment to History. Here Iowa is a Stripling, a slip of a boy, emblematic of Iowa's youthful statehood. History is a stern-faced, aged woman, immovably listening to the story the world is ever telling; the crown and the scep- tre are p'ushed to one side and the book at Iowa's war history lies at her feet. In. representing Iowa as a young mother and History as an aged woman, Rohl-Smith has again demonstrated his versatility and originality. In selecting Carl Rohl-Smith as the sculptor of the' monument, the commission chose a man whose fame is international. The world's fair brought him to Chicago, and his'statue of Benjamin Franklin which stood in the main entrance to the electricity building attracted a great deal of attention. His bronze group commemorative of the Fort Dearborn massacre which stands just south'of George" M. Pullman's mansion on Eighteenth street placed him in the fore ranks of American sculptors, for though born a Dane, he is now an American. Others of his notable works are the 24 Hermes in the Vienna parliament building, 6 figures in the royal castle near Copenhagen, 13 medallions in the public library building, Springfield,. 111., the Alamo group, San Antonio, the Judge ReidmonujnentatMt. Sterling, Ky.,and the bas-reliefs in the Schiller theater in Chicago. In 1878 he received honorable mention in the Paris Salon for his Ajax, and ten yeai-s ago he made the marble bust of the empress of Russia, which is now in the Oagmar theater in Copenhagen. While making the bust his studio was in the palace of the king, and as he modeled from photographs, the king and queen of Denmark were ever in the studio aiding Rohl-Smith in his work' of portraying the features of their august daughter, girls of froHtt 13 to 16 years of age. It is then washed and "jigged," or sifted, and passed on to the first calciner. where it is burned with low class coal and produces "arceniq 'soot"—that is, ai'sonic so mixed with" smoke from the coal as to be a gray color. ^Tho arsenic and soot, deposited in combination in the chimney, or condenser, are scraped out and taken to the second : calciner for purification. The caloinor consists of revolving iron drums, through which a fire of anthracite coal is on rotation iron furnaces kept red hot. As the arsenical soot is subjected to the influence of this heat the arsenic is sublimed and condensed. This operation has to bo carefully watched and if the workmen burn the arsenic badly they have to pay for it. Three men' in four weeks will make 100 tons of arsenic. The chimney in which the arsenic is condensed is a mile long. It is carried to an incline up a hill, with iron doors in the side. As the hot blast passes upward it deposits a crust of arsenic crystal on the brickwork all around to a depth of from two to throe inches and minute dust of crystals fall to the floor. The smoke has thon to pasj through an upright cliimnoy 125 foet high, but just .bo- fore doing so it has to traverse a shower of water, which catches what remains of the arsenic, nothing but sulphurous acid.being allowed to escape. The arsenic is liable to produce sores if allowed to lodge in wrinkles uncl fo'ds of the flesh or about the mouth and nostrils. As a rule, however, this only happens when there is carelessness as to personal, cleanliness, and the arsenic workers simply have to wash themselves thoroughly every day on returning' from work. Otherwise, the. work is considered health j'. It prevents all eczema, and the fumes of sulphuric acid as well as arsenical dust, are fatal to the germs of the disease. Most- workmen remain at the works a number of years without suffering, but occasionally .-the symptoms of arsenical poisoning, loss of appetite, nausea,frontal haadache audaiiaemia declare themselves. When this takes place the worlc has to be given up entirely. The greatest danger to which the workmen are exposed is met when it is necessary for any the upright shaft, eyes is most pain- curious evidence of the pervading atmosphere becomes manifest. The men wear linen garments lined with flannel, and the sulphuric acid fumes completely destroy the linen in a few minutes, leaving the flannel intact, so that the men go into the shaft in linen and come out clad in wool. Fortunately it is seldom necessary to enter the sl^aft, or great loss, of sight would ensue. purpose to entoi 1 The effect on the ful, and a further of 'the •virulence The Jiayoux Tapestry. The Bayeux tapestry, called Bayeux from the place where it is preserved, is a pictorial history on canvas, more minute in some particulars than written history, of the invasion and conquest of England by the JSormans in 10G6. Tradition says it is the work of tyTatilda, wife of William the Conqueror, and the ladies of her court, and that it was presented by the queen to the cathedral of Bayeux as a token of her appreciation of the services rendered to her husband by its bishop, Odo, at the battle of Hastings^ The tapestry is a web of canvas or linen cloth 214 feet long by twenty inches wide. There are on it 1,512 figures, only three of which are those of women. IOWA SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' MONUMENT, The Snake's liackfoone, The vertebrae of a snake aro I fitted together with iv sort of ball and socket articulation, which, however, is capable of motion only from side to side. A snake moves by propelling himself on the points of the scales, which, to him, answers the purpose of ribs. A snake does not climb a tree oc bush by coiling around it, but by holding on with the points of its scales. A snake on a pane of glass is almost helpless. The Corner Stone of Which Will Be Laid September 6—State Fair Week, When an «}}£element is broken oft 1$ usually & case of heart failure. , '"<W,»*i e £ another Pf the theological «i the «?ouotry to women, Young Htfsbaod -it ia just a weeli to. day si^ce we were married, my dear fcisette, Young Wife—Ah, what & memory you have, darling! "Beg 1 pardon," said the missionary, "but will you translate his majesty'* remarks again? Did he teU his davigh- ted that he was to bare guests to diu« ner pr lot 1 dioper?" Hicks, after a s^ashfog speeeh by Wicke—A reusing speech, Iwt vituper* ftlioQ is. »ot argument, Wiek / 6-<-J am »wjav!e o,J tha$, ty.$ ft make* 09e *ee} § The parliament of Finland *.*» passed a law prohibiting all railroad trafto and mail delivery on Sunday, Henry Spit? of Altoona, Pa., was fatally injured while Baying his little daughter from death under 0>Xl GlQQtfiriG Cfll\ The average watch is composed pf pinety^eight pieces and its me - faeture embraces more than 2,0.00 tinpt wfa separate operajf 4 sturgeon weighing The mother of. Bret H»rte wast» factory girl, handsome as a doll, but with no edueatfon, Her husban4 educated her an.d she became one of the finest ladies in Petrpit. Of Richard Henry Steward, it is said that he baa, every Important printed in English for the past years, but he still prizes most the wqrkj of Qimuks In New York. • , doctors have a harder timo in New YorK than in any other city of t^e United States. The man whP trie^ to practice medioipe there without o> license is in constant danger of detection, arrest and punishment. The members of the' county medical society and the' officers of the de- pa.rtment pf health avo ajvvays O n the watch for irregular, practitioners. Wife Up Theory Po newspappv writers eit Husband— I believe so.. , "That explaias it, then," «>JSxpla4n» what?" Owe to UUVQ tU« potij- Avoiding tain -Defensive measures ftgafnst ever adopted by ft wise commknaer. can be commander of the situation and' Strike a decisive blow at the Start at that dangeroos and relentless erietny. rhenrnH- • tism. if attacked by It, by resortititfin tiiaft to Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, •wnicn checks permanently the progress of ft * Hn *j arty, among the most obstinate, painful and possibly dangerous, against which medical Skill and the resources of materla medidft ure arrayed. Ho evidence is more concurrent and convincing than that •which proves that the Bitters neutralizes the rheumatic poison 6.n-i checks fts farthif development in the system. For malarial and Kidney trouble, dyspepsia, want of vitality, nervousness, liver complaint and constipation, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is the leading remedy. When the Cooking at a, man's stove ii s6 poor that he can't eat, hjs wife pays ft dollar for a bottle of medicine to give him an appetite. . ;•. • ! Cheap Exc«l's:ofis.' On September 11 nnd 25 nhd October 9. 1SW, the^'North-Western Line will sell Home-Seekers' Excursion tickets to points in northwestern Iowa, western, Minnesota, North Dakota, South. Dakota, Manitoba, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and Montana at exceedingly low rates for the round trip. These tickets will be good for return passages within twenty days from date of sale and -will allow stop-over privileges on going trip in territory to \vh\ s ch tickets arc sold. 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"A Cup ofParks' 1'on atnightmoves the bowels in the morning." Bad men always hate the laws that good men try to enforce. '•'• ZlanRoti's Dingle trorii Naive." Warranted toc»r«or money refunded. Ask your druggist tor it. Price 15 cents. Don't expect too much of the young housekeeper. .tor instance, no woman over made good bread until she got her baud in. A wise man knows the value of silence when a child cross-examines him before his friends. When the wise,man loses his head he never gives it away. A civil tongue is a better protection for the head than n steel helmet. A hypocrite fools some, out none so badly as himself. Example is more contagious than smallpox. Weak and Weary Overcome by tho boat or extraordinary exertion, tlio physical system, liko a machine, needs to bo renovated and repaired. Ths blood needs to be Sarsa- purified and invlRoratod, and tho n o r v o s and muscles strengthened by Ilood's Snrsaparilla, which creates an appetite, removes that tirctt feeling and gives sweet, sound, refreshing sleep. Hood's Pillo euro ell liverills. 23o. Educational. ITOK BU81NKSS. Shorthand, Telegraphy. Now catalogue free. Iowa Business Collejre, l>eg nioineg, la. A.'C.TJonnhiKo, l>reg. W A NTF'n YOUN G I'KOPLK to .fit tuem- TT/i.J.> JLJGJl/ selves for business, forth» State University, or for teaching. The Iowa City Com- moreiiil College, Academy ami School of Snor'thanct offer unoqualecl facilities. Our graduates secure excellent positions. Send for catalogue. Addreis Wllils & VVUHamg, Iowa City, Iowa. UNIVERSITY OF nuIKE DAME. THE FIFTY-FIRST YEAR WILL OPEN TUESDAY, SEPT, 4TH. •y and Commercial Courtics. ~8t. Edward's }|all lor boys under 1 3 is unique in the completenessoC Itscqulpmont. 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