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Stanley At Rome

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A correspondent in Rome writes that Henry M. Stanley was presented vrith a splendid gold medal, the gift of the late Victor Emmimuel, in recognition of his great services as an African explorer. The King had been greatly struck with the brillinncy of Stanley's aehievcments, and ou all occasions expressed the highest adniiration for him. It was his intention to present the medal personally to Stanley, but, feeling his end approaching, ho was determined that the gift should be accompanied by a personal eominunication. The medal, which is of beautiful workmanship, bears the simple inscription, " Henry M. Stanley, the intrejsid African explorer" - but it was aocompanied with a letter from the dead King containing the most fiattering complünents, marking Victor Emmamiel's appreciation of Stanley's numerous geographical discoveries and the groat services he has rendered to humanity and ;ion. The medal was presented by Signor CaiTenti, President of the ïtalian Geographical Society, ivho made a short address containing rnany handsonio complitnente, ind assuring Mr. Stanley of the liigk nppreciation in which hie great woik was held by the savants of ïtaly. Mr. Stanley made a short and suitdble ï'cply, returniDg thanks for the honor done him, and expressing his gratituue in a particular manner to the late King for the handsomo medal and the kind and flattering compliments contained in the letter, which he woulc: treasure tlirougli life as one of his happiest souvenirs. After the presentation, Mr. Stanley, the members of tlie Geographictü Society, and other distinguished gentlemen, were entertained ai a banquet by Barn Telfener. At the conclusión of the dinner, which was spleudidly served, many speeches were made, showing appreciation of Mr Stanlry's great work, and passing encomiucos on his courage, enterprise, ant devotion. The death of the King lent a certaii gravity to the occasion, and was referret to as a national calamity. Mr. Stanle; made a short speech, acknowledging the high compliments paid him.


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