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THE LAFAYETTE STATUE.
Dna of the CotiimUeloners Telle How Ilia Award wna (jtven to Mercie nud Falaulre ilia French M'Ulptore. A vorroRpomli'iit. of The Sew York World, In it loiter from Wellington, wrilos: An uct of congrea, approved March H, 1K83, appropriated the hiiiu f $.0,000 for a Hiul iu of (Sen. Lafay itlu, to I io placed on onn of the public (sol vation in tlm city of Washington. The Helnction of the nit anil th ilesipn or the atatiin were left to llui il siw ion of a couiiuUslon apiioiutixl for that nrpoHi, consiKiiiijr of I ! si'rrutari of var (chairman), thu chairncni of the cnato library coininii tec ami Kdwurd 'lark, the archituct of thu capital. M'lmtur Sht'i'inan was trim rinun of the ibr:iry conim ttco when tho act was I lo Miihsi'ipidiiily biiciiinc chair li.ui of the M'lialti foi'i ii'il iillairn 'i lll iiiilcc, iiml Senator Sewell, of New h'l.rv, nii'iTi'ileil him mm fiiiiiriiMii of lie library coiumillee. (iell. Sewell'a rill expired on the llli of March last, mil Senator Hoar, of MasM:icliii"etti, niik his placu on thu Lafayette com nis mi. The com in sMon, compi isiujj dr. ImI coil, secretary of war; Senator loar and Kdward Clark, on the 1 2 1 ti f May hint awarded the conliiicl for he .-i at mi to Messrs. Mercie and Kal Ciiire, of Paris, the model which was heir joint production he n; in the iiiljrmoiit of the commission the bent if those siibmiUeil. As will Lm renieiu-it-red, tho (list ngiiislied Hcnlptor, M. tnrtlioldi, at the request of Mv uission, Hiibuiitted models for this sia lic. Il wan generally understood whou he appropriation was under discussion n congress that the work would ho jivoii to M. Barlholdi. His friends iiaile an e.fl'orl to have liis name in ertud in the uct dosiirnuting him as the ciilpfor of the slattie, but without sue as The elmr;e has been made by the riends of M. Hartholdi that he did mil ii.eivn fair treiitmenl at tiie hands of he commission, thai there was no open Kiiupeiion, and thai the contract was ;iv'i to Mercie and Falguire through p- ty intrigue. 'I correspon lent has investigated he .nailer carefully. While tho coiu-nU- in mv have erred in their judg nc... .it (lie respective merila of the unileln submitted, it does not appear hat they were guilty of favoritism. Mi. Clark is the only member of the oMiiiissiotl at present in Washington. '1 he commission met for the tint inn at the war department ou the 21st f M uch, IS85," said Mr. Clark. "We liscussed the best course to pursue to icfomplish our object. We were all of he opinion that the competition for tbs (nine slioiild be limited. Mr. Sherman bought if wc advert ised for designs hat it might embarrass the commission ii making the selection. The better l:ia of artists will not enter into gen r;i! competition for work. They can mi :il)i in I tlm time, and besides, ilia ai her iieneaih I heir dignity. If we hart nivertised for general proposals the iivor te.s of some congressmen would lave entered the Hold and pressure vinild have been brought to bear on he commission by the congressmen to iccept (he design of their respective oiiMituenls. Washington has been in lieled with about us many statues of h:il kind as she can stand. We decided, hercforc, to limit the number of com ic! iturs to live in l nln of national rcpll aiioiis. We selected the names of .hree American artists: Augustus St iaiidcns of New York, I). C. French of 4nton, and l.arkiu 1. Mead, who lives ii Florence, but is a native of this coun try. In view of the fact that the ;ianni was to commemorate the services if a Frenchman, it was thought but iroper to send the other two invitations o French sculptors. We decided to nvilo Hartholdi to submit a model, and hoi request the French government to elect some one. We accordingly vrole-to the artists I have named, in 'iiin them to furnish models for the taluo, and through tho secretary of tale a Idler was sent to the French ninislerof foreign affairs asking hiui 0 name aouie sculptor to compete for he statue. These invitations were ion! out about the lir-t of April 1K5. I'lie sculptors were informed thai the tat ue was not to cost loexceed 4.5,000. iVe reserved $-i,0ti0 of the original ap iropriation to pay for the models and rthcr contingent expense. We also innoiinced in our prospectus that rach H-ulplnr would receive .tH for his nodel. hut that the comnii-sion would eei ve the right to reject any or all ikhc sulmiitted. "Mr. St. (iaudens deel ned to furnish t model in conietit on with olhers.and 1 letter was received from the French fOTernmenl staling that they appreci ite the honor we had done them in uking them to select an artiM to com jrteforlhe work, but they must de dine. It was ton delica'e a matter for he government to undertake. In send g out our rf"iiets for designs we uked that they ba submit to J befois November, 18H.5. When we met in No vember we found that owing to the re fusal of St Gaudcna to compete and the French government to select an artist for that purpose designs had been received from oiily threo artists M. Hartholdi, D. C. French, and Larkin (. Mead. Hartholdi sent two models, but one was almve the limit of the ap propriation, as he aaul it would cost ii.'ii.iHM), These models wero not open ed or examined by the commission at that tune, bul stored away for safe-, keeping in Ihe ii lie. As wo had only deigns from linen ai lists the commis sion decided to carry out their original intent ion and obtain models from live artists before making the award or ex amining the models that bad been sub mitted. A resolution was passed di rect ng the chairman, Mr. Endicott, to secure design from two other French artists. Mr. Si. (Jaudens was asked to furnish a Msl "f French sculptors. Ho did so ami named 1'aul Louis Du Hois, the d rector of line arls, Paris; Antoino Mercie, and A. Falguini. Their names were sent to our minister at Paris, Mr. McLnne, with the request that he IiitiIh iwo of Idem to make the designs of the statue. Mr. Du Bois declined, but Mercie and Falguire couNente.l. Falguire forward ed a model of his own, but as it was for a equestriau statue, it was not con sidered. They also forwarded a model as their joint production. Those mod el were rsooivod early last spring, but owing to the absence of Mr. Hoar, the commission delayed meeting to consider them for two or three mouths. When we did meet it was decided to call in a couple of experts to help the commission in making the award, Mr. K. M. Hum. of New Vork. and Mr. St. (iauilens were invited to act ai experts. So far as. the commission knew they were both friends of M. Bartholdi. Mr. St. (iaiidcns had studied with Bartholdi in Paris and kuuw him intimately. Mr. Hunt did most of the work on Ihe pe destal for Barllioldi's statue of liberty in New York harbor. Well, the models wero finally exhibited in Ihe secretary's office, and experts without knowing the designers of the respective models, decided unanimously in favor of the. work of Mercie. and Falguire. and the commission aoccpled their jndgeruoiit. I consider myself a good judge, and ray prelurence was in favor of the Mercies Falguire design. There could not, have been auy favoritism, as the ex fertu did not know whose design they had favored until afler thoir judgement had been given. Under the terms of the contract the stalun will be finished in two years." The Vineyard Industry. (!rape-growing on the Hliine is an in dustry wh ch gives occupation and pro fit to the inhabitants of a wide area of country. For some seventy or eighty miles the mountain sides ou both banks are covered almost or quite to tho top with tho vines, and it seem almost iui poss ble that such careful culture can be carried on under such unfavorable cir cumstancos. Slopes which are next to perpendicular, and on which it looks us if no fool could retain its foot hold, will have the most carefully-tended vine-yards. The sod to a great extent is rocky and sterile in the extreme, end .1 .. I 1 TU- I inn vines grow on iniiuu miiim. nc. require constant manuring and constant weeding. The majority of the vnic uirds include less than an acre of ground, and limy are nearly always In Ihe hands of peasant proprietors and are their sole support Karly October is "picking" time. The peasantry for miles and nules back of the river turn out in a body and fairly swarm the banks.' So many hands make quick progress, and a couple of days is suffi cient to insure the gathering" of the grapes. The occasion is made a (rails one. The peasants go back to their villiages, mid for several days sing, dance and feast ou the juice of the grape. Theyi always keep the best wine to sell, con-1 tenting themselves with ths poorest The grape goes through three process es, or, to express it more plainly' three grades of wine are pressed from every patch of gtaes and the eaantry keep for home comsumptioii only the third. The influence of sunshine on the quality of the grape is really remarkable. Two vineyards side by side will be apparently under exactly the same con ditions., receiving exactly the same de gree of sun and shadow, but the-differ-nee, imerceptible to theme, is shown when the grape rippena and the juice in pressed from it A pretty custom exists among the dwellers on the banks of '.he Rhine, an. I on the Danube also. Relatives and friend accompany al ways lo the lauding one who Is going on ever so small a journey, bringing flowers, and as the Ixiat moves off wav ing hankerchiefs in adieus and good wishes to the departing on The day I spent on the Rhine il" emed as if there weie one nntlniiou shower of flowers ami wavmjf of wbila. linctm noli t'tujutrtr. MAT ii AILS YOU? ranran III jmi dfi .liiil. 'S'li'iilil. low irlttl, II' e .ufc.i, mill liuli'eiilail iiiiW'I'iiliie, Imlii physi cal h mid mentally; experience a senso of fiillncMi or IiIiihIIiik nfler ciitlnir, or of "riiiiiv iit'iw," or eiuptlneHs of Mliiniiicli In tho morn IliK, toliail" eiuiteil. hitler lunl tnstn 111 ininith. III. Iflllur npM'tlle. imMii, iii iiieiit lii-ililiieli.it, lilurrcil (.yeslKiil.,"lloiil:iiK aiiecks' tic for" the eyes, nervous prostration or ex Iiiiiimimii, irritiiliilily of temper, hot linslics, HlicnmlliiK with chilly seiimil Inns, sluiili, hiliiitf, transient pnliis horn aii'l then-, eni. feel, ilrnin'IneHS after nnw.i i, v akefiiin, , . ilisliirls'il anil uiirefrosliiiiif slis'p, constant, Inileserilmlilii fuellua of tlroiul, or of iuiM iul inir ualainily ? .... if you hare all, or any eiiimiilenilile number of tfieKo symptoms, you are sulferliiif from Hint i i-.-t eiiiiiinoii of Amerl'aii iiinliiili. s Itllloi i I' spepulii, or Turpi I l.lver, luwoclii.eil Willi On s p. in. or Inditc'iilou. 'I 'm re eoiiipliciio'il oiir ilin-icm has Ix-ci ni", iho irreat' r 1'ic luinihiT ami ilherslty ef n.vmi toiii.'. No ii.atier ivli.it .'tni! ii It lias PMcii.-il, Ur. Fierce' Golden netllciil Ulscovery will subline -II, if token iiecorilinif to illi-cc-tiims for a reiiHoiiiiliiii Icimilioi time. II not cured, ciiiiipllciitiiins milillply anil 'oiihiiiiii tionof the l.unirs, Skill Discuses, Heart lliseuiwi, Klieiiiiiatisin, KliliH-v I), ei.wi, or other ifnive iniiliiilies aie ipiilc Nil 'lo i "sot III ami, sooner or Inter. Iinliioc a I 'l I ii'iiilimtlon. Itr. I'leree'H (.oloeii Ifledicnl IHt eovery acts powoi fully iipim the l.iver. nun Ihiouifli Hint "nsil hlooil-piirllyiiia nrir clciiiiseii the HVHteia of all hlooU-tiiliil mill liu piirlties, frou'i whnlever noise iirisinir. Il is iiinllv ellleiicioiis III nctlnif ii the Kiel- nevs. unit oiler cxereiory orviins. clciinsiinr, 4tiviii.'lhenin, aiel henllnit their ilisenscs. As .in niiotli:in. rmloiallve Ionic, il promotes HiroKiioii iiml mention, tlicrchy liiill.liint up Ii. ,i h ih-sli iiml sireinrlh. Ill imiliirinl ilistilctK, his iMiieleifiil iiicilicine tins cuilK'l irii'ii' ol' lu iiN in ciii-lnif h'evei-anil Airue. (.'hills ami Kcier, IIiiiiiIi Aifiie. nil. I Uluili'cil iIIkciih k. Ii I'ierec'k liolilon tlcilicul Dis co very CURES ALL HUMORS, iroin a eoiiiiiinn lllotch. or Kriiiitlon, to the worst Scrofula. Salt-rheiiin, " Fever-snnsi." truly or IIoi.'kIi Skin, in shell, all iliwii'H "iiiiwiI lv I .in I hlooil inn coniiicrcil by tins imvoi nili piii'lfvliiir, and liivlironiiiiin: ineih .in", ureal Katliiif I'leein niphlly heal innli r Its l'i lull in-ill--. KNpeciillly 1 1 lis it lilillli-:i-v. -I lis potency in ciirlnir T. ltor, Kizisnn, Ki vslpohis, Hulls, hirlmneles. Sore Kyes, Seinf. 'ilmiH Son's iiml Swelllinrs, Illp-Jolnl lllsonse. " While Swelllinrs." (ioilre, or 'I'hlck .Nook, in. I Knlarjicil (ilimils. Send ten cents in tlio p' lor a Inrifii Trenlise, Willi colorei' ii .iien, on Skill lliw-iisi-s. or ihe nun" ninonni ii r il I'l'iiaise ou Si toI'. lions AllectioiiK. " FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE." riiei"iii.!ilv cleiuiKo il I'V nslnif Dr. IMereeM i; ililoii ,'ilciliial Dixcoviry, and iroo l ic-.ili'.u. a Inir skin, buoyant spirits, vital ' renin h and hodlly health will Is- oKlnblishiil. CONSUMPTION, Ahicli it s rofuln ofltie I.iiiium, is m n-i. .1 ii v I cured liv this reiinily, if tiikcn In iho nrller flaires' of Ihe dlN'iise. I'rom lis niar-ii-lous power over this terribly faliil disease, a in ii lirM ofl'i rinir this now worlil-liiiuoil loin ilv in ihe public, Ur. I'ierne thiiug-hl serloimly II ciilli:iir il his "Co.VSI'.MITION Cl IlK," Init iliniiiloiicd thill inline as too rcstrielivo for I ineilieini which, from Its wondcifiil coiii linulloii f tonic, or Mli-eiejlhcnlnir, iilleral ivo, ir liliHid-clciindliiK, iintl-liilioiis. pccloml, and ii-.M ril ivo pioiH-rties, h iiuciiialeil. not onlv 1- :l li nieilv II I- I 'o'lSlllliptioll, b 'I for nil I'l. re 11 I c iiseiu'N of the Li3!v B.'oou, and Lungs. Fur Weak I.unir. Spltllntf of lllood. Short ll"H of I In :i I li. Chronic NiimiI I iiIioi'Ii. Ilrou ihilis, Asthimi, Severe Couirlis, mid kliidi-ci' iilfectioiiK It Ii nil elllcleni i-enicily. Sold In Di'iimiists, in fl.OO, or Six llottles lor tfHAM. "Soiid Ion is-iils In stamps lor Dr. Fierce 8 hook on Consumption. Address, World's Dispensary Medical Association, Main HI., BUtTALO, N. Y. Jr Murk D pnwv, l a dl-iinp iilcli is viin-iiU-r-f 'licnmlilo, h' ' -' I,.:- il l I raliii' nn' :-rlii- of b'-.t . 'f 'i'i i'ii'K'' -i..-1.'.- o. n ull eve :he world e s. s. .Mi : m- -. i I Wct Somcr mile, M:i-.,ii...rl. 1.1 ;,n..i .. nian-wr.ily. .irr 1150 Willi iliis liklinii'hljr'n-riif-l inn, us twit ed by thu lt niiilind l.il" 1 1, nlmn nld onlv f.iv tint tlioili--.-i-o w:t a m it.i-s of LEPROSY aiiitrne-i'ipii tn 1 v ii rui-'l V. II. U iniMi-fii)li- t.uii pcrilM l.ir nrri-ri' I: i I'Oi'.'frinnliiuiiL.iuic. h r luad tot, io mu of h- r hvt ns niosnf dv I .-.', :liefli-h mi:!" n .Tim-I I. :ivln2rn-:it rnvitie. Ilif linger li-n-r. d ii- d wvoitil Hani dro;iH il ofl at one time. II. r llmiis tunli.-iio-d hy Iho fin-fn. ulceniliiMi, iird fer m m 'i did ii.it I. -iivv In-i b' ;l Hit wi-iL'ht w.i oiIik.U (i. ni IO lolSI II a. .'mik taint Idea nf lux coo lit i. n run lie eli-un d fv in Itie fart llmt tlur i:HimU of Cemnoliuc 1 1 oint Su nt wi re u d is-r n k in dn-wiliit; her mn Pinnlly the iilivli iuna acknoivli-dList tla-ir di fi i by lliis Ill.n-k W olf, and cum Lendod the snlfen to hi-ra)l-wim'retitor. Ili-r IiiiiuimI lii-urir-awoiidi-rfiil repotianf Swlf'.' BiKTidc is. a. S i, pu i.l d mi hi r in try It as i taut rrrl Sh lx irau .l ni- tiiul. r pnit.-rt, bil noun fmiiid tluit In-r vMi in Ik-iii rolii-nd o the oi 'on. an the pore a!-iitmil a red and ht-uiili) cohir, t.srhnni:li the blond :. Ihti mil i pure am atlnv. Mi". liiillovcuiiihined I lie S. s. S. ic-trl la-t FV-biuarv; i-vi-rr "'re wna In-uli-d. t-i.a ili-tatdrd clmlr and mil orr. and n ler the fflt-t lime in I. mii a w-ll woman. Ih-r hn-hai d. Mi. '. A. Kai L.w I. In l.i,..n,. ml IP Jl-kIOIIt, Si fll t . HcM ! Inn. and Kill lake loa-nre Hi o '! Ihe d.-iaiii, o, thia wiHHlcifiil rnre. H ml lo n f'Tlni'i-tU Blood !?' H:n liiKiaia. pi i jil f'tr, Tb' - e ASSIGNEES NOTICE NOTH K Is hereby Riven that the under slKned Ima been appointed and la duly qualified aa aaisunee il T. M. Mlers A Co., mer.-haD a- Ilallas. Texas. Parties In debted to the late firm are requested to make nrompi payrocnt ol their Indebted neaa. and all creditors who ar willing to ar.-ept under the terms of said assignment are -.olltied to tile with the undersigned a dl-tlnrt statement (properly verified) of their claim within al months from this date and jrlve notice In wntinif within four i months of their acceptance under aaid aa aignment. WI..Hi.l, Iallaa, Tex, Oct 1J, 1C Aaaifc-nes. HlfEIR PL0lnJ CO. 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SHIELDS, (Mi'd Elm Street,' Is just ill receipt of (lie latest and most aitislic styles of WALL :-: PAPER And we are Headquarters lor PATNTS , OILS, Gt,ASS, ETC. Baylor Female Gollege. THK FOIITY-FIKST ANNUSKSSIOX Opened Monday September 5th AND CONTINUE Kvery dcpsrtimlnt of a tlioroii(b elasfleal and ilite clueatjon r. r"r '. '., . ..i. ...... I'-roli,! r,l.riral tralnlnir. I! (Kill I a reimioiia 'i uiir,.-. t-j r-- - t nfiiilliiir aupply ot ood water from e.ity water worki. en every floor. Kverytlilna- modern or the rouv anu coiuiMri ui un V HONE WITH ALL THKCOMFHT ti.. rr.nH aim 10 lit the ilatiirlitert ol exaa for emovmenta and triumrthaof SOUTH. in Fine STYLTS OF Vehicles, BiOT UOlliy. c I.lecol E. J. ARCHINARD, Cashier. FORTY WEEKs r seated lu the faculty 1 healed by Mi'am. Rath rooms Inlenre DP A HOME. Ilutiei I Idreaa I life. Fo caUlopu M. V. 8MITI . H. I.UTHKR. Belton, Texas.