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474                      CHURCH  REVIEW.

to Southern advice.  It is sufficient to know that the Board is com-
posed of business men whose sagacity and broad spirit will brook no
narrow or unjust distribution of the millions coming from their own
pockets, and that the Southern men associated with them are among
the most approved men of the nation in educational affairs-men like
Drs. Dabney Curry and Washington.
  We shall see great changes under the administration of this fund in
the next ten years.

                 THE STATUE OF ROCHAMBEAU.
  The felicitous unveiling of the great statue of Rochambeau in Wash-
ington last May not only added a new link to the chain of friendship
binding us to France, but has given to us a real work of art to grace
our beautiful capital and has put in our archives Senator Lodge's
finished oration to be a companion of our best American-classics.
  The statue is described as follows:
  The Rochambeau statue stands on the southwest corner of Lafayette
square, one of the beautiful parks of the capital which faces the White
House grounds. It forms a sort of companion piece to the handsome
statue of Lafayette on the southeast corner of the same square. The
new statue is a replica of the Rochambeau statue unveiled in June,
1899, at Vendome, France, the birthplace of the distinguished soldier.
it was made in Paris by Ferdinand Harmer, a prominent French sculp-
tor. It is about the size of the Lafayette group and is a highly orna-
dental work of art. Rochambeau, in the full uniform of his rank, stands
in a commanding position on the high pedestal.  His right arm out-
stretched, directs an attack on the British lines.
  The figure is of bronze and of heroic proportions. A symbolic figure
at the base shows a woman hurrying forward with the flag of France
borne aloft in her right hand. Beneath her feet is the prow of a ship,
typifying the force which France sent over the seas to the aid of
America. The arms of France and the United States are linked to-
gether below.  On the sides of the statue's base are the coat-of-arms of
France and of the Rochambeau family. The conception of the entire
work of art is highly suggestive of the friendship of the two republics.

                        HAITI AND LIBERIA.
  There are only two independent Negro governments in the world
and neither can be called progressive. Liberia is burdened with debt,
is lacking in machinery, railroads, telegraphs, telephones, banks and
even ordinary domestic live stock. Haiti is unstable and almost sta-
tionary in the arts of peace, given to revolution and relying on a


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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 19, Num. 1


Volume:  19
Issue Number:  01
Page Number:  471
Date:  07/1902


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