Alden Times (Newspaper) - November 28, 1890, Alden, Iowa
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Ingly hImhii the Mn. ow pal arna »»f ti,,. Czar. Ah-ar tho Kremlin, be writes. I* tim
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old and which Is new. The exterior la '.git. like all Russian (tala. ca. but ta atoned for tor the beauty and splendor ♦if the apartments within It is with-
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ll,.- world, not so Immense as the \t inter Paia* e. nor so incongruous, but • her anil nobler In every wav. Inward the ratlmdral is the historical red stair, ase. Upon which »« attnv tragic cm ties in the •ilstorv of Husala have bren enacted
II Was here thai the t zars, in olden times, im,-,] bi att In judgment, hearing the complaints of the people anil announcing ti,,, penal!)- that was to Im* paid lo thi* a ens,*.I. Our.- a ***| th.’
dents |n his eventful life as a soldier and conqueror of the Tartars and Swedes I he orders of .st Andrew aud St. l ath
arloe aho have Him halls, all of which connect with wide doors, so that they .•an Ie- thrown'together like * single room on '*■> avions of ceremony, hut they are seldom used except when a new I /ar I* crowned, for ho prefers to reside at letcrsburg Two years must claps.. -tim usual |ierh>d of mourning upon tim accession of . new man Ut the throne Is fore he . .n he formally crowned. Then he must . ..me to Moscow and spend certain time In religious ■ una-< ration before the ceremony can take plat. Arter lf Is over the festivity* |N-gin
Within tim palace are multitudes of apartments id lei with «■- strand r.»mar tides, m*Mt of them centuries old The finishing and furnishing Is of barbaric splendor much silver and gold la-ing us4*d. fur uowiiere on earth has so much money sen uselessly spent as In the r- s-Ulences of the czars The palaces „f lefersburg are im wildering ac umnla lions of .scI.-sjvriches, put the old imjm ital rcs'deinc in the Kremlin surpasses them all for the richness, the value, the anticult) and uniqueness of Its treasures The reader must re. all that tim Russian empiD* Is a thousand years old ; that tim mineral wealth within its boundaries ba- Ie-. n and still is greater than I list of anv known counter; and it has all be-longiil to the czars, who used It as they would without regard to the ...mf.vrf •»» lh** welfare of the people. I,..Id was so plenty that it was spread over the walls of the i-alace*: jewel* so numerous that hey aer- sci In the doors, the .halide Hers. ill.) th., stoves. While silver was Hi to make thrones of or utensils of hon
hold us, The throne of Ivan the Terrible ax* made „f solid diver. f,,r
ample, heavily embossed with gold and ‘Infidel will. gems. His robes of s.at,.. now on ■ ihibiiion. si n- Imayy will, .Ila monds, is aria, anil other pre, ions atones. while Iii* crown was a blazing mass of them.
Petersburg and Moscow he will not enjoy balking at others and la *cmn very tired of them. '
Adjoining the imperial t.alace is the house of the holy ay nod, the realdenre of
the rest In the splendor of his adornment. Here are scepter*, wielded by • hundrml kings, of ebony, ivory, silver and gold, ornamented with curious device*. and set with iew.Is ram and
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I bu prcM iu entrance la through a grand vestibule, amt bv iisi-endtrig one of the ..obi. si flights of marble stairs that can lf Imagined. They mn- very long aud wide. and at the tap. banging upon the wall. In a picture of the swum ju th,-Kremlin ai the coronation of the present I /ar. which, when louk.-d njs.n from the f.Mit of the stair*, la *.- [I Tel I Ice a* to cause a startling surprise -L H i ttii-a aa lf we had hitrnded u|>Jm .he ij«»|M.rial family in the midst of some stately ceremony. The magnificent hall of tim Order of >L George, perhaps the finest room In the world. I* entered at once from the top of the -tatr*. and here one 1 sees inscribed in letters of gold upon Lbc
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marble walls the name of every one who has ever worn This must precious „1 Kussian deeoratkms; not every one, however, to bo exal t, fur two or three names liavo been erased the penalty of treason. At one end of the room jiang* the painting of st. George and the Dragon. bv UaphaoJ, and under it im* two Isrg-casket* of solid gold, containing the records of the order. The room I* 200 feet lung by tin feet w ide aud .%n feet high In one corner is a little balcony, from which tho Empress may witness the coronion foe of decoration, which always take plato hero. and are \,*rv elaborate, more so
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\ writer of th*- (if teen th centary, de-s' rilling rn visit to (hi* pala.f, says: -Tho robes of the » tut were surpassing In their brilliancy, seeming I > be OIH- sheet of diamonds, while hi- nm k-collar. the hands of his sleeves, and the train that Im drew Im-Iiirn] hun w.-rc within of sable aud without of uniform p-jrls. like largo drops of water, of the purest whiteness. each one (wing of the value of a slave " This pearl-covered mantle is preserved, ami the ancient writ dill not exaggerate.
Il'ii *u»e grt* dreadfully Tired «t all this magnific**m, niory Is bewit-deriil, thf* eft * are exhaunD-d. and the mind is in a ferment of indignation si Uh vast amounts of money that have Im-.-u and still ar?* wasted in this way, when. the people are mil oalv school Ie sit
and .urnforties* tent m m$lti pta^| fti. fully suffering for the necessaries of life. Still they are taxed to ,» <](-gTee that the people (lf no other nation would endure to maintain all tin* splendor and cav the Interest upon a public debt of billion* of dollar-, wbleb isf*r below par in the market* of the world. There I* in the Kremlin alone useless treasure enough to pay the public debt of Russia lf it were sold. ami In the churches «mi pa lo*us of thM empire enough mon* of I gold and jewclrv to build * schoolhouse 1 Iii every villa*,, and give an education to every child Without lavation
I have seen nearly all th*- roval palace* of Euro]*-, but then- is not One in Great Hritaln nor on the continent h will compare in (viatllnnss or rlch-n.-s. with several kept empty Tor the possible us,- of the t /ar The home of he Ewpnmr of tiermany in lierlin is commonplace compared with the palace of the Kremlin, and Buckingham palace I* simply shabby, while the White nougat Washington could bi- set down In th*
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rofM-v of Mi** jim I j-Ink mi»'I fhr» in in* rn thin wort* tm am . rnIoijn of ri*rrn»t»ri>, adorned with th. raiest and most valuable of jewels, ope diamond in th** miter «-r a m*'tro]H*litaii of. »-nturlcs .g,, bring
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•ino igg), probable the finest example of the latter < l«-» „l jewels in the world. lite diamond*, rubies, emeralds, pearl* and other precious stones with which th* (win ti (ii al robes were covered are very ancient, some of them dating ba* k to the '• nth and eleventh centuries, and th other ornaments w.-re of corresponding v aine and Interest
I asked the priest in . barge the value of th*- en tin- collection, and lie told me thai it wa* simply impossible, for he did not believe that then- wa* money enough In all th. universe to replace the stoue* spread oat before our eye*; that the, could not Im- obtained lf there was money to purchase them: that this collection wa* t|„. work of centuries night 1 uric* ai least and had bomi contributed to br tin- and patriarchs of th*-
t .rcck Church since the time of Christ. Her*-wa* a ring showing a cameo head of the prophet daniel, ihat lie claimed wa* once won, by tim Kipgof lh. by Ion bef,we the destruction of that city. and
1 -itber jewels thai w**rc obi in the days of M men.
Ii bas fleer, Hie . us tom of the Czars particularly the wick ml on** Pi atone for their sin- and *-v. .-ss*-* bv presenting jewels and other arttrti * of value to th* church. Ivan the Terrible, aft* r he |„n his son to death, presented the Metro-is..Hail With a mis- thai carries hftv-fo.ir pound* of prermtis stones tither Czars have done likewise, aud when they have heard of .-ostlv Jewel* or ornaments of
" ear I he navm* are full of booty e a pf 1 trod from fori ign nations: such a d I splat of hail a* never existed else wher.'; the key. of fortresses that hav« 'i "v'n bn.wi, bv Russian soldiers since the lim- of Rurik: the wealth, the Jewels, the tov ai rob. *, the gold and *Hv. , plate, and the glory of a dozen despoiled palsies; diamond*. pearls and rubles enough I*, pave the streets. sci In all possible ornaments or Inpla mr ut* of in**- wo,Vi* decorated with diamond* saddle* and harness covert
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will jewels, sword*, guns. and even can non studded with precious stoneA a* if the) were the crown* of mw arr bs, exhibited to the p*M*r A* the triumph ut hiissian power,
It would till Die pages ut a newspaper to recite a li«t of all that is to tie seen.
I he * oil* ! lion fill* a building as large a* the Treasurv al Washington, ami it UTO*..ne to think of the display. In th# best room I- a collection of armor of the middle age*, not *0 large as many rn
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Thoro la a similar hall, not so large but quito as fine, answering a similar purpose for th# Onfer of St. Alexander Ne vs kl. which is .ie* .ira Uh! with some remarkable paintings representing Inel-
marble hall of St. (burge aud then leave room for a crowd to stand arutrod and Ifmk al lh \ eraaillefl la the moat extou-aive of allI the palaces, and at the limo of Miui* xiv. may have been splendid pu» ii?* ®“pty ai>d f«florn »» a garret now. >> hen oqe has seen the ire I a "it > at
gnat antiquity. have -cut embassies with caravan* of gold to purchase them. From Nineveh, from Jerusalem, from China, from Egypt, from Constantinople, these ancient gem* bare rome, and here they arc gathered, idle. useless fetiche* to be gazed at.
In "ne of the room* of the palace of 1 the holy sytusl is an alabaster vase. Itself as old as the christian religion, which is said to contam a portion of the ointment with which Mary Magdalen bathed the feet of the Savior. This is the rh ria rn scut from Constantinople when the (•reek church wa* I ll t rod u erst into Russia, and from till* alabaster vuse la taken th*- oil with which the czar* aud the metropolitans are anointed. One drop Is taken, no more, and a single drop of some other oil Is poured in to replace it, •et that th** quantity tn The vrsse? Is at- ' ways the same and the precious Hint-' merit never grow* Ie-*,
Acmes the iimitnd co im from the holy synod-aud adjoining the palace I* tho famous treasury of the Kremlin. n0| the bauk of the empire, ae its name would indicate, nor a (dace to keep money, but the museum, the depository of the treasures of the civil ami military history of Russia, as the boh pla< e we have just left I* of It* religious relics. In (hi*
Ureal building a collection *vf evi greater historical ami monetary value the chronicle of the empire, from It* origin, written in crowns and thrones and arm*.
Here are jewels and gobi and silver plate representing a value of fitMiO.ooo.-dOO, the accumulation of a thousand years of hartiaWc splendor and conquest. Discarded crowns, studded with diamond*. any one pf which would be a Princely gift; discarded throne*. ,-overed from J test to castors with gold and precious stones; coronation robes of all the Czar*, for each must have new one*, aa WA bae a new emw?n. and. in olden day*, a new throne when he took the awat of power; ami all tried to outstrip
■ in Europe, bnf Interesting for It* an-t quitv ami ornamentation, for many of the helmets and breast-plates ar.* cover cd With jew*..,. Then , ornes an array of thrones, each with its history. The ancient throne of Poland, brought from Warsaw in 183.1. when that kingdom wa* annexed to th*- Russian empire; lh. throne* of AhInIIi* princes, which lh* conquests „f Russia have made vassal* of the /ars; the throne* of the ancient Muiiguls of the golden horde that overran Russia in prehistoric times; an ivory throne of 1‘aieoiogos. wonderfully carved-a gorgeous Chair of the Hfaah of Persia’ blazing with diamonds; thrones that bd longed to the sultans of Turkey, captured iii war. and the throne* of the <ire«-k emperor* Basil aud Constantine, sacred relic*, perhaps the only on, s lQ Mu cai, lection I fiat came Ktmeatly bere.
lu the next room I* a collection of coronation robe*, including one I have re-f frrred to, and that of Catherine tim Great which wa* RO heavy with jewel* Coati) fur*, gold aud silver lace that it required twelve chamberlain* to carry the train. Each Czar and Czarina have m w robes made for their coronation. and when the ceremonies aru over thev are placed m this treasury. Those of the present I ztvr and Czarina are the .irnpW W them*, mmf were marten, *sj of cloth of gold attd *11 vee-bu 11 ion Win- as fine a* silk ana a* closely woven lit beautiful brocaded design*, 'rj,,... In I not decorated like the old ones, hut th# two outfits cwt nearly one hundred ; thousand dollars. Ail the garment, worn by the Czarina at her coronation, from her I locking* to her hairpins are preserved.
Im I ranee an extensive series of in-vealigations has led to the conclusion that the aarxiinee of commerce mw Twang fish not jet arrived at maturity, situ aa a rule sue ia no doe to the aint* W OTTWOJHRom. —