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Bartholdi's Big Girl

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Day
24
Month
July
Year
1885
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Public Domain
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The Bartholdi pedestal funcl is nearly complete. The statue has arrived and soon New York harbor will be graccd by the most magnilicent colojsal statue the world has ever seen. "Liberty EnJightening the Wold!" What a priceless blessing personal liberty ia. It is the shrine at which people, ground under the heel of tyranny in the older worlds, worship with a i fervency thal Americana eau scarcely realize; it is a principio for which Nihi. lists willingly die the death of dogs;and lit and proper is il that at the every eni tranee of the Bay of New York this emblematic statue should flash a welcome to the world. The press is entitled lo tho credit of this achievement. Mr. Phillip Beers, who has been making a circuit of the country ou behalf of the pedestal fund, says that the fund will certainly be raised, as the World does uot knotf the word fail. Mr. Beers says that he has found the most pronounced geuerosity among those of foreign birth. They seem more appreeiative of lü erty than do our nativo born. More ver, among some a strange prejudice seems to exist. "Pre udice? In what particular?" "I have ever found that however meritorious a thiDg may be, thousands of people will inevitably be preiudiced against it. I have spent most of life on i he road and I know the American people 'like a boot.' In 1879 a personal misfortune illustrated this prevailing prejudice. I was very ill, liad suílered for several yeav? with headache, iickle appetite, dreadful backache, cramps, hot head, cold hands and feet and a general break-down of the system. I dragged myself back to New York seeking the best professional treatment. It so happens that among my relativos is a distinguishod physician" who upbraided me roundly for preaching so much about my own case. Finally, with some spirit, I remarked to him: " 'Sir, you know that much of your professional wisdom is pretenso. You are controlled by prejudice. You cannot reach a case like mine and you know jt, can you?' " "I had him; and he ñnally conceded the point, for it was Brighfs disease of I the kidneys which had prostrated me, and the school-men admit they cannot cure it. Having cured myself, however, in 1879. and not having seen a sick day i since, my relative tinally admitted that i Warner's safe cure, which accomplished j this result, was really a wonderful prep; aration. Had President Rutter of the i Central Hudson used it, 1 am eertainhe would be alivo to-day, lor ho could not have been in a worse condiüon than I was." "I hive fonnd similar prejudices among all classes eoncern'ng even so laudable a scherue as this pedestal fund." Mr. Beer's experience aud the recent death oí President Rutter, of the Central-Hudson railroad, of an extreme kidney disorder, provea that the physiciunH have no real power over such diseases, and Indloatea the only courseone should puraue if, as the late Dr. Wiüard Parker say- headache, tickness of the stoniach.dropsical swelliug3, back ache, !ark and oüen.-nve lluids. preiuaturely impared eyesight, loss of strength and energy ocour, for they unmistakably indícate a fatal result, if not promptly arrested . "Yes, sir-ee, every cent needed for the pedestal will be ralaed. Of course it wiltbe a great triumph for the World, but would it not have tren an eternal disgrace had om people failed to provide for this pedestal?" The great monument to bc erected as the late Thomas Allen's monument at Pittsfield, Mass., has reuchcd that place It is forty two feot long, four feet six inches square at the base, and weighs 84,500 pounds. It will conveyed from St. Louis on two platform f eight cars. 1 1 is firmly encased iu wood so protected that none of he polished surface or coners is exposeil. Jt was b ought without accklont, and uow the problem is how to move it to the eenietery. Au expedition reeently sent from San Francisco to obtain skins and skeletons for the National Museum of the almost extinct sea elephant, oneo cnorniously abundant on the Pacific coast, was able, after a long cruise, to get only a dozen or more specimens, tho'.'gh tliey visited haunts which only two or three years ago were the resorts of 1 undreds of these unwield}' seals, whose valuable oil has made thein au object of exterminating pursuit. Here is a sample of Chinese advertising, the effort of an ink manufacturer in Cantón: "At the shop Tae shing (prosperous in the extreme), very good ink; fine! fine! Ancient shop, greatgrandfathfr, gandfather, father, and se'f nnde this ink; fine and hard, very hard; picked with care, selected with attention. This ink is heavy; so is gold The eye of the dragon glitters and dazzles; so does this ink. No one makes like it." When Mr. Phelps, minister to England. was in New Haven, it was among his duties to instruct the academie seniors in law. A student was asked one day to give the essentials of a deed. By dint oí mueh hoad-scratching he described fairly a will. Prof. Fhe ps called his attention to the mistake, much to his confusión, bat relieved liim and the situatiou by remarkiug at once, "Mr. Blank. 1 shall have to takc the will for the deed." A patrlotic citlzen of Vacavllle, Cal., whodelesisth.' Chinese reeently refused to sel! a nativo of the Ce'estial Empire a lot for $1,000, luit sold it to an esteemedYanke Wend for SöOO. With an eye to business, Ihe Yankee sold it to the heathen, and pocketed a rofit of $500, and he original oner u -.w has a "Chinese washee" sign 11 )atln next iloor. Aroundtho base of iho bilis Mirrounding Carson, Nev., saya the Appeal, thereis alhe'Eail belt in which all kinds of fruit and rep-tables nay be rown withou danger of injur rom frot. Higlicr up on the bil and lower down in the i ley the ranch. ■ s and gardners have hard timo garÜing; their plants and tree . In view of lii very diender ïueans and very larei mily, itb no ptoipeot of wealili, Sir Stafford Nfrthcptte'a a"ceptince of an t'iirliloai h:is i'cited much sui'prisi'. li is without p reeed1 ut to confer upon ttny bul n Prime Minister higher rank than a YTiseounty. Sir Staftor 1 has tt1 out (25,000 ayear. Geolgists are nterested in the discovMry oí a largo deposil of volcanic dust and water-work ■_ raina of volcanicsand oontaining ghis.s and every sort of mineral almost, save quartz near Plattsniouth. Neb , the only deposit of the sort east of the Koeky Olountalns. A reeent prize man in one of the Jeading Nevv England colleges is said to have paid hls way through college by buying old clocks and otlier brie a-brac in back country towns, and se ling them at fa?ncy pri es to New York and New Haven collector

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