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Career Of De Rohan

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Admiral William de Rohan, who died in this,city, was one of the most remarkable men of this century, and a complete sketch of his life would read like a chapter from mediaeval history. He was of Norse descent, his father having been a Swedish nobleinan, and he was born Dahlgren, his eider brother being Admiral Dahlgren, of the United States navy, whose services afloat during the war, as well as his advanced improvements in ordnance, make snch a bright page in the history of our navy. Another brother, younger, Charles Dahlgren, took sides with the south dnring the war and was a general officer. De Rohan was nearly six feet in height, broad shouldered and deep chested, ar J in his prime of life must have been one of the most powerful men living. His head was Websterian in its proportions. THE BROTHER'S FIGHT. Away back in the forties, when William had grown to man's estáte in years, Admiral Dahlgren, then a lientenant, was stationed at the navy yard here engaged in the ordnance departments, that made his name famons f or the style and method of building the great ship guns that bore his name and that fonght the naval battles of the civil war. One day Dahlgren, the eider son, saw fit to take William severely to task for something, and that brought on a storm of angry words on both sides that resulted in the younger man knocking the older brother into a corner of the room. Dignity forbade a personal altercation, and Dahlgren had an officer sent for. Taken to the oíd City h all, William was sullen and unrepentant, and though family and neutral friends tried to stop proceedings, Dahlgren pressed the case, and the offender was fined $100 for the assault. Then Dahlgren told the mag' t. trate that if William would make a public apology for having struck an officer of the navy while in uniform he would be wüling that the penalty be set aside. "Never! Neveri" said William. "I will never apologize nor even speak a word to you while God Iets me live; and more, white you live I will never again beax the name that you do." So they parted in the mayor's room at the City hall, and William asstrmed nis mother's name of De Rohan, by which he was known thereafter at home and abroad to the day of his death. His mother was a member of the princely family of De Rohan, of France. Groing abroad, his family connections and ampie means brought him into intimacy with persons of the highest rank in life, araong them being Admiral Hobart (Pasha), of the Turkisli navy, and with him he took service under the sultan, with the rank of captain. HIS CAKEEE IN ITAIAAJS WATEBS. Leaving the Turks he went to the Argentine Repnblic - then Buenos Ayres -rwith Garibaldi, and commanded the naval forcea of that country in the successful revolution that brought independence. After that, when Garibaldi came to this country, De Rohan went to Chili and became admiral of the Chilian navy. Late in the fifties he joined Garibaldi, I with whom he was in constant correspondence, in Europe, andentered heart and soul with Mm in bis plans for the unification and independence of Italy. While the great liberator directed and commanded the land forces De Rohan was made admiral of the revolutionary navy, which was confirmed by Victor Emanuel. He was an admiral without a fleet, for they did not have a single vessel heavier than a coral fishing felucca; but he was energetic, and by a very liberal outlay of f unds from bis private purse and contributions by English and French friends he actually succeeded in purchasing and arming three good sized merchant steamers, with which he escaped to Sardinia and reported to Victor Emanuel. It was on these vessels that the then king of Sardinia and such troops aí he had were transported to the mainland of Italy, and history tells of the reenlt. During the siege of Rome Admiral De Bohan cornmanded the marine división tinder Garibaldi and 6upervised fcho artillery fire. Other forms of govemment than republics are at times ungrateful, and it is so in this case, for, while Admiral De Rohan spent nearly $250,000 in providing the means that gave the throne of Italy to the house of Savoy, he never was repaid a penny, and died in Providence hospital here, cared for by charitable friends. During a number of yeaxs he resided in England, where he became interested in the f onnation and workings of the British naval reserve, in which ha was commissioned a commander by the admiralty. During the civil war he was intensely loyal to the north, but refnsed to take service in onr navy lest he might at some time be bronght under the command of his brothex, AdmiralJohn Dahlgren. Put off by varióos excuses and neglected by Victor Emanuel in his attempts to sectire repayment of the immease smns advanced to Italy, he carne home about 1871 and laid his claims befare the secretary of state. In the belief that something would at least be accomplished, De Bohan went aoroaa again, and for severa! years tried to work Borne mises he owned in Sardinia or Sicily, but he lacked capital for the work, and returned home to find bis case shunbering as neglectedly as thoogh no one in the state department had ever heard of it. He was thoronghly disheartened, and for the first time in his life his high courage faüed before his misfortnnes and his health gave way. He was then nearly.seventy years of age, and when a 8troke of paraíysis followed he failed rapidly in a hospital.- Washington Post. - - ' - ' The highest place in the world regnlariy inhabited is stated to be the Bnddhist monastery, Halne, in Thibet, which is about 16,000 feet above sea level. The next highest ia Galera, a railway station in Peru, which is located at a height of 15,635 feet Near it, at the same level, a railway tunnel 3,847 feet in leoogth is being driven throngh the mountains.