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THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT.
The Progrr.a #r the Week on It—Hitler: of Hie Msoiuikjiil. Discussing about the Washingtof monument, a correspondent at tin national capital says: The monu ment has now reached a height n 300 feet, and it is expected that about forty feet more will be added befor< the season ends. The height of tin structure has been about doubled sinct the work was resumed, a couple ol years ago, after so long a delay, and if now a little over one-half what U if to be when completed, the highest structure in the world. Its height, when completed, is to be 550 feet. The monument board, after the work was resumed, two years ago, determined tc make it tho highest structure in tin world. They studied up on monu ments, churches, towers and articles of this sort, and found it to be perfectly safe and they will push it up to 550 feet in height. It is hoped that the work may be completed within two, or, at furthest, three years after the present season ends. Few people are aware that the site of this monument is one proposed by Washington himself for a shaft of this nature, yet such is said to be the fact. It is said that General Wash ington suggested to Major L'Entant. the originator of the plans for the city of Washington, that at the point now occupied by tlie mon ument there might with propriety be erected a monument in honor of the war of tho Revolution. This was never done, but when the site for Washington's monument was sought this was hit upon as most suitable, and thus the wisdom of tho father of the country again honored. The date of completion of the monu ment is of course a matter of uncer tainty as yet, but it is probable that nearly a hundred years will have elapsed between the date of the lirst agitation of the subject and the com pletion of the monument. In 1733 the Congress of the United States ordered a bronze statue of Washing ton to be erected where the residence of Congress should be permanently fixed, and directed the minister at the French court to employ an artist to perform this work, but by some means it never was done. A few years after the project took different shape, and in 1799 resolutions for the erection of a marble monument to Washington were passed bv Congress, and the family requested to permit his remains to Is; buried under it. The permission was granted, but tho work was never begun. A number of other attempts were made in the same line, but with out success, and finally in 1333 a few men, disgusted with the slowness of Congress, undertook the task them selves, and atter obtaining almut SIOO,- (M 0 in $1 subscriptions, began the work in 1848, the corner-stone l*>ing Laid July 4of that year. In the next six years 156 feet were laid and then the funds gave out. In 1554. during the Know-Nothing excitement, a band of masked men visited the monument gaggisl the watchman and taking the slab of African marble sent by th Roman government, broke it in pieces and threw in the I'otomac. In 1855 a number of members of the "Ameri can I'arty " forcibly took possession of the monument, ousting the old board. In '59, however, the old board again took charge, by the direction of Con gress, anil as a first act re moved several courses of stone laid by others when they were in con trol. It was not until 187*' that Congress persuaded itself to as sume the work, and then it was found necessary to strengthen the founda tion, so that work was not begun until 1880, since which time it has been pushed until the present summer, when, owing to the slowness of thr contractors in furnishing the stone, work was suspended. It will now be pushed forward again until cold yreather stops its further progress. The monument is llfty-flve feet squart at the base, and when completed will be 550 feet, and it Is said the highest structure in the world. It is ol white marble, each course of marble being two feet in thickness. Its toy is to tie reached ly stairway and ele vator. On the interior face, observ able from the stairway, are stones fur nished by the United States, some of them liearing Inscriptions. Michigan sends a block of copper ore, Nevada one of silver, with the words " All foi our country." Dr. John ttae does not hold the com mon opinion that the Esquimaux are a diminutive race. He is Inclined tc think that they are fully as tall as the pverage native of London, and much heavier. The women, when young, hi says, are very pleasant-looking, almost pretty, extremely solid and compact with small feet and hands, and well formed limbs. As to strength, hi found that the Esquimaux could lift 400 to 500 pounds withease. The Goat-Herd Who flecame a Great Sculptor. Tho story of the early life of Law son, the eminent sculptor, is full of in ! terest to working men and their fam ilies. Ills father was a miner, as were most of the inhabitants of the lieauti ! ful valley among tlie mountains In I which he spent his childhood. Hud | denly one morning in June an alarm j bell intimated to the village that an J accident had occurred in tho mine. Immediately the road was tilled with crowds of people, and among them was a boy of between twelve and : fourteen, who was ashy pale, his legs , trembling so that he could scarcely I move, but who nevertheless strained I even nerve to reach the mouth of the | pit. The waters bad got into the mine, j I and it was feared that all who w ere in j it were in danger of being drowned. Frank Luwson's mother had died four 1 years before, and from that time his 1 father and he had been everything to 1 each other. His father was in the flooded pit and he thought: " What j w ill become of ine if I ln.se hiin too!" All hands were instantly set to work to open a fresh passage in the mine, so ! as to rescue the unfortunate men a* soon as possible, but this could not be accomplished in less than twenty-four I hours. Frank worked among the ' hardest. His arm at last ceased, par alyzed by exertion, and be soon fell ' down senseless. A poor man who knew him, lifted him carefully and carried him to his cottage, and when lie awoke it was to timl that his father was dead. He obtained a situ ation as a shepherd Imv with 1 * a gentleman of large property in the district Ik which the village st.**l. Having at once en tens 1 on his duties, lie sis in liecaine a great favorite with hi- master, who found that although he ' was so young lie was thoroughly to be t rusteil. (ne day, as he was sitting on a bank, feeling more than usually weary and depressed, he chanced to put bis | i hand into bis waistcoat pocket, and i there tie found his old knife, which had formerly given liirn so many hours of enjoyment. He instantly set to work and carved out the figures of the two dogs in the wn l. He was himself pleased with the likenesses, and having finished them brought them home with him and laid them quietly on the table in the house of the shepherd whom In had Ixs-n employed to assist. " What!" exclaimed the man ; " why that is •llru no,' and this is ■ Snap;' do you mean t • | say that yon have made them?" "Yes," said the young artist, " I have indeed carved them )*jth myself, and I did it on purpose for you. as I thought you would Ikj pleasi-l to have a Likeness of your two favorites. His master, the squire, had a number of tine horses,and the youth very much wished to make a likeness of one of these—a heauti fill Arab—but be found it difficult to obtain the requisite opportunities of observing the animal. He most fre quently saw it merely as it quieklv : passed him with its owner on its bark. Hut he perseveres! and succeeded. When he hail accomplished his purpose he w as one day standing at the gat of the ; park, comparing his work with the original; and, looking with satisfaction lon his production, lie exclaimed: "It is really like." " Like w bat ?" asked a voice just behind him. It was his master's. This was the turning point in the youth's history. This gentleman had business connection with Liver pool as well as a large -state in Wales, and he waaso much pleased with Law son's skill, and the promise which it showed, that he soon after arranged that he should remove to that town and pursue his studies under the di rection of a sculptor there. In Liver piol he experienced many difficulties and not a few real hardships, but lie persevered ami in the end was re warded. Hash. A reporter of a New York paper re cently made an extensive tour through the hotels and restaurants (both high toned and low-down) of New York, in quest of information as to the jMipu larity of hash among the different classes of the community, and his re search disclosed that the mmpasition of the article was not, as many sup pose, a "mystery," but that it was made of "corned beef and |H>tatnes chopped up together line, well cooked and well seasoned," and that it was among the oftenest called for ilMhes in the Windsor, the Brunswick, the Fifth Avenue and Delnmnico's, as well as in the cheapest restaurants. He found one place where a ton of hash was made, sold and eaten each week, and an Italian restaurant on i'eorl street where the pflco-iist is as follows: Cmt.\ Onts. Coffee. jar cop 1 Cor'd beef and esbb 4 Tea, per cop 1 lleef stesr 4 Hoop, per trawl. 1 Mutton broth 4 Pie, tier eat 2 <'hicken etew A Beefoteek 4 Hash. , Koaet meets 4 Hem iu d egg* H < He also found that there Is not a first-class eating-saloon in New York kept try a colored man, though they have numerous small cook-shops. In conclusion he says : "There is hut one high-priced res taurant In the city where hash is totally ignored. Mr. Van Tone is proprietor of the same, and 18 Mott street is the locality. It is said that In San Francisco there Is a Chinese dinlng-saloon which oc. cuples the whole of a llve-storv build ing. The upper story Is reserved for the nobility—those who will pay extreme fancy prices for their food. The fourth story is set aside for Chi namen who are in the ring, and have the handling of other people's money. On tho third floor Chinese merchants congregate, and so on down to the basement, where the common herd ex ercise their choj®-stlcks. It is also said that the tea and other articles of food, which are started in prime condition on the top floor, are handled over and over ngain, until they reach the base ment, where they are sold finally for the s mid lest possible prices. How ever this may ho in San Fran cisco, Mr. Yun Tone conducts his saloon differently. At is Mott street cverylmdy is on a dead level, and if you pay the money you can have your choice of anything in the hotel. To the question if he made hash, 1 un Tone answered no; that his people, as : rale, preferred their native dishes,al though roast chicken, roast duck, heart, coffee and American fish were con* sumcd iti large quantities. The prices charged in this Chinese sal>n are similar to flic rates in a liftecn-cent American saloon, with this difference: that imjMirted Chinese food is much higher. Reaching info an immense jar, Yun Tone pulled out what seemed to be a section of * dried shark and a piece of old parch ment. He then went on to tell how rare and delicious those things were, ;ind how, if you wanted a meal of them, the order would have t .begiven a day in advance. The price w.n a bowl, but there would !>• enough lor three Chinese stomachs in one bowl. This dish is rarely ordered. Only when a Chinaman is on an extra j.unburc< disw he go on one meal, To the suggestion that he might hk- hash if he tried it. Yun Tone answered that he thought not. Hash might d> for Americans, but Chinamen would have to be excused." Shot llo Men in Use Minute*. It does not seem to t> generally known that Italia* studenmeyer. t'ni tel States marshal, who was recently killed at El Paso, is the same man who a hieved such notoriety some months ago by killing five men in as many min utes. The circumstances as then re lated are alH.nt as follows; Stnden no v. r had been elected marshal of El I'aso. ami the day after the result was declared the ex-marshal and four of his friends came suddenly upon him while lie was sitting In front of the F.l Paso hotel, and opened fire with shotguns and six-shooters. Mudcnmeyer jumped up. and draw ing his pistols shot every one of them squarely through the heart, kill ing the w hole five instantly, except the ex-marshal, who lived alejut an hour. Things were made so uncomfortah'j warm for him that he hail to leave El I'aso. The Mail gets these farts from an eye-witness. Mudcnmeyer wan dered around the country, visiting Galveston. IJrenham. F<rt Worth. La redo and other points, and finally went lock to his death. He was described as a medium-si/ed man. yery quiet and not easily aroused, but he was invari ably on hand when wanted. He was held in dread by the desperadoes and his loss i* universally regretted by hi* fellow officers.— %t-n (7Va>/#) Mail. (nriou* Investigations. M. Mentegazza, an Italian physiolo gist of note, has studied with great care all the contractions which suffer ing produce* in the human face, and endeavored to arrive at an exact di* tinction of the phenomena of real front those of simulated sorrow. In regard to feigned grief, he says that the ex pression is nearly always exaggerated relatively to the canst" of the grief: the visage Is ntd pale ami the muscular disturbance is intermittent; the skin has its normal heat: there is not har mony in the mimicry of grief and ont sees certain contractions, certain re. luxations, which are wholly wanting in real grief; the pulse is frequent, in consequence of the muscular move ment; a surprise, or any object which vividly attracts suffices to make the tragitnhiask immediately fall off; sometimes one succeeds in dls* covering among the tears, the sobs &nr, the most heartrending lamentations the presence of a chuckle, which ex presses, perhaps! the malignant pleas ure of practicing a deception; and lastly, the expression is very eccentric or is wholly wanting in concentric forma. THK .1011 >' IIROWN HAIR. s*fl® 1I Sow f.lilne XV Ho I'nrilrlpn led In Thiit Krrtn Uriel Nkeichr* f the I'itrlielpsnle Therein. Mr. Richard J. II In ton, editor of tho Washington ftnluUty gives a chapter of the Jul" Ilrown raid, In view of tiio recent discovery of the re mains of Watson Drown at Murtins vli-e, I nil. Mr. llinton relates what became of tho others who were with John Drown at. Harper's Ferry: Th- unknown members of the Har per's Ferry party were the following persons: John Brown, of Kansas, and North Elba, of New York; John Henri Kagi. of Virginia and Kansas; Aaron I>. st®- vttns (known in Kansas as "Colonel Whipple"), of Conms'tieat; Owen, Watson and Oliver lirown, brothers ami sons of Captain Ilrown; John E. Cook, of New York and Kansas; Charles I*. Tldd, of New York and Kansas; William Lehman, of Kansas and Maine; William and Adolphus Thompson, of New York (North Elba). The former had been in Kan sas, and they were brothers of Henry Thompson, who was tlis- husband of Ruth, Captain lirown's eldest daugh ter; Albert Ha/lett, of Pennsylvania and Kansas; Edwin and liarelay Coje pie, brothers, of Springdale, Cedar county, Iowa; Stewart Taylor, of Can ada, ami Francis Jneks<ri ari"i M< r riitin, son of the abolitionist, Francis Jackson. Thc. e were the white men actually presi nt and participating. The color*l members of the party were Jereinlnn Anderson, from Canada, suppo-<-d t > be a quadroon and t>e|onging to some of the fugitive slave colonies iti the neighliorhoodof < hathamj 'ana*laW -t; Osborne IVter Ambrson, a bright mulatto, from Canada, a Virginian ; Dangcrtleld Newby, from Missouri, one of lirown's rescued slaves of l-'-'*, quite dark ; Sliicbls Greene, a dark man from Rochester, New York, fa miliarly known as "Etn|®eror" and m troducisl to the party l>v Frederick I tonkins ; John Copeland. of Oberlin, Ohio, a light colored man. and Lexvi* Sln rrard Leary, a light mulatto from North Carolina. This makes tw.-nty txx-1 persons In all. of whom i aptain Ilrown was chief. Of the party of raiders John Rr an was woumb-d, capturisl and hung at Charleston, Virginia, It(omlr J. llrt the fight. John lb nn Kagi, th® most brilliant iotellts t of the party, ntel s-conl in command. w-,is slain at Hall's rifle storks or rather at a rock in Shenandoah river. With him fell John Copeland. Lewis Mu-rrard Leary. Stewart Taylor, Jerry Anderson and William 11. Lehman. At the engine house, besides John Brown, there were Watson and oh\< r Br->wn, Stewart Taylor and Adolphu* Thompson. Aaron I'. Stevens, shields Green and Edwin Coppie. tif these Oliver Brown was shot in the groin on the night of the 17th. and db-d in great agony. What Iteeame of his Ik sly no iMxly knows. tVatson Brown was shot on the 17th. ami ®ii-®l aft-T tlie Fnited States marines, under Hoia-rt E. L-e. capttinsl the engine-house. Edwin Coppie and Shields Green were rap tured. triol and hung at Charlestown. Virginia John Copeland was rap ture®! at the rifle works, and, after a trial, was hung with Green. Aaron 1. Stevens was shot several times and taken with a flag of truce. With Allf-rt Hazlett. raptured for William Harrison, whf> is still alive, Stevens was executed. Hazlett was captured at Chnmbersburg ami delivered to Virginia. William Thompson was shot on the 17th at the railroad bridge, and taken into Fouik's hotel. While in the parlor, wounded and a prisoner, armsl men came in, took him out® shot and threw him over the bridge, shooting him a® he fell. Stewart Tay lor was killed on the 18th by th®> I'nited States marines. Dangerfieid New by was shot at the arsenal gate. Now. as to the lailance of the party left to guard the farm and the sehool house with the arms. Owen Brown, the elder son of Captain Brown, escaped through Pennsylvania to Ohio, where, <>n the western reserve, he was guarded and protected. He is a ntan of fifty-four years of age. and lives in the Jay Cook house (as a caretaker) at Gibraltar, Sandusky Bay, Lake Eritt, O. John E. Cook was sent, into the neighliorhood of the ferry to make arrests, and escaped into Pennylvania on the 17th, with Owen Brown, Barclay Coppie, Albert Hazlett and Francis J. Merriam. They were afterward joined by Osborne 11. Anderson and Charles Pluir.nter Tldd. Cook was captured, taken to Virginia, and afterward hung. Barclay Coppie got away and re turned to lowa When the war began he joined the Third regiment, Kansas volunteers, and was commissioned second lieutenant. He went to lowa, recruited some men, and was en route with them to the regiment when killed in August, 1861, by the fall of a train through the Platte river bridge, seven miles east of St Joseph, Mo. Charles P. Tldd went to Oldo and Canada, thence to New York. When tho war begun lie entered the volun teers, and died on a gunboat, of fever, at Roanoke Island, N. C. Francis J. Merriam succeeded in reaching Canada, and afterward went to Ilaytl the second time. I taring tin- war be was in the field the most of the time in Virginia and South Carolina In the latter State he was engaged in raising colored troops. His death is Involved in some doubt, but he went to Mexico to enter the Republican army, and, so far its known to the writer, died there. < )-born<- P. Anderson escaped to Canada, and eame back after the war begun. Il- served as a recruiting agent, arel wits a non-commissioned | officer. He died In Washington in 1871, and in Lnri-t iiere. The only survivor of the Harper's Ferry party, actually j r> -u rit and in the lighting, is Ow en lirown. Substances Fsed a Money at Different Times. The following table will be found exceedingly interesting. It shows Un remarkable variety of substances used as money at various time* indifferent countries. The year, c ity or country and material employed it* money are given its accurately it- possible in each case: rKitloe „ , ®( **-.' r® i -id At j hI .) -SUV. evt •. ;■! n<J ®.Jtc/, try M> Iftl". Artlj.s .... ai.il ftijvrf otlift. •.. <>' ■! sod tllvs-r copper COIIJt |l'h -in Iclsa r.onjr in Sj.* n . "-nn® 11 < ItMA I iiirg . < "in- I.j i/ucen of ilis -I flntf . Itf®" m.. A? if - o i tid i!w* eotn* by I'lndot . T -■ r.ii,. 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(ioid dnftt by weight ism; Commoßtst; ••tUvaWM in tikioesH-' ed I'loptft.. Prtrftl# hS, eftek reprw •enting "one h<mf kft ! bor." frriad fnOmnna l At tnafmanm of aptia paymamta In t*9 t'ntui Stattn. ln r nited St ft lee Pper NO® * lenl tender. 15M..... X. tarolian.. Teapenny nail®, at Are rent® eech, tot ftmsH , rbftiii®. 15M...,, ('ampel Flor-j i eni-e. 8. C .. PnSatoe* for fmsll rhugn. IM t'sited Autre Coe-ftf* ®uuspe for iwen dangft MnMtn. 15M..,.. Pbl ftiletpbl*. Tarwtpe for rmall tWign, 15M..,,. t'Blted BUM* Xbkle (oln® fog enftil change orerrftined. CLIPPINGS FOB TIIE CrRIOCS, A mountain sheep weighing two hundred pounds was recently killed in Arizona. Ibaetta Day. aged 110 years, and a native of Virginia, Is an inmate of the Washington almshouse. A strange aud curious animal was recently killed by a hunter in the State of Morelos, Mexico. It was about the size of an ordinary donkey, of a grayish color, had very thick hair, and its up per lip was some four inches longer than the lower one*. The honor of ki--ing the toe of the sultan of Turkey is reserved for the vizier, ministers and certain privileged pashas. This homage is performed with the utmost solemnity, and is marked by every sign of respect worthy of so important an occasion. The oldest deed in America is in posse-sion of Major I.'-land, of Xewr ork. It is dated 1510, eighteen yean after the discovery liy ( dumbus, and conveys Fisher's Island, in Long Island ■* fund, from certain Indian * hici's, tn John Call't. whose signature it l are. The early Crock- and J' -rsians used marine signals, making them not by flags but by the p mition of their sails and by holding shields in various posi tions. A code of flag signals was made in 1420 by a Venetian captain, tuid the first English signal was intro duced iiv Jame- IL, Duke of York. In the fifteenth and sixteenth cen turies the counts of Kacrfcnhurg kept iii their castle a hcaker holding two quarts, and challenged guests to drain it at a draught; hut since 1 .Vol very few have is-en able to perform the feat, and since Prussia became a king dom it has not 1-een performed at .ill. OsvUdua Norhingerus, who was farm ins for liis minute contrivances, is said to have made I.DJO dishes of turned ivory, all perfect and complete In every part, yet so small, thin and slender that all of them were included in a cup turned out of a peppercorn of the common size. They were almost invisible to the eve. W here do the red and speckled ears of corn come from w hen white core alone i< planted, asks an exchange. Why don't we ever find an ear with an iid niimUr of rows? You can find a four-leaf clover, but never the '■ld row on an car of corn. They always have fourteen, sixteen, twenty or some other even numlxr.. What objections has nature to odd numliers? Some months ago a curious freak of nature occurred on the farm of Roiiert Jackson, aliout six miles west of Mid dleville, Harry county, Mich. In a corner of one of his fields, where there had never t>eeo any apjK-arance of water and where the land wa high and dry, a stream of water altout tlx size of H man's IKKJV suddenly burst forth. A large oak tree wliieh stood in dose proximity was prostrated. The water is highly charged with sulphur. James Beatty, of Huntingt'in. Long Island, lias a well on his premise* that appears to lie lioth a curiosity and n puzzle. The well is twenty-three feet deep, and it is said that it is dry every year from January 1 to the first week in March as regular as the days of the year. It will lie as full the day l*efore it dries up as at any time during the year, and on the follow ing morning not a drop is to IK* seen where a depth of three or four f*et existed lief ore. About the first week in March the well fills again in a few moments, ami continues so for the remainder of the year. ktnr lbike IX. West African pajiers publish ac counts of the coronation of Duke Ephrim J. Orok, king of Duke Town, at Old Calabar, by Mr. Edward Hyde Hewitt, her majesty's consul on the West Africa coast- The ceremony took place at the mission house, and was attended by the traders, merchants, chiefs and natives of the district. A throne was erected in the church at the left side tf the communion rail. After retiring to the vestry the king emerged rolled in a huge coat of a semi state and semi-mail description. The coat was of native manufacture and was tied round the middle by a fancy cord. The Bev. Messrs. Anderson and Edgerley officiated. The crown and scepter tyere placed before Consul Hewitt on a table. The throne itself had l>een sent out from England and liore the English royal coat of arms, lieing upholstered in crimson brocaded satin. The existing treaties with the English government were read over to the king-elect, who took the usual oath binding himself to uphold them. He further promised to govern his people to the host of his ability, and to encourage and develop the trade of the place. Consul Hewitt then placed the crown on Droit's head, invested him with the symbols of authority, and proclaimed him as King Duke IX.