The Daily Index. (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 260, Ed. 1 Monday, March 16, 1903 Page: 4 of 6
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Places of Historical
Interest in Nuremberg
Best Worth Vkiting of All of Germany's Ancient Cities
• Architectural Gems and Famous Patrician Houses Still
Stand in Its Narrow Streets,
per and the other ia plain and severe.
The church Itself ia Oothlc and was
built In the thirteenth century. There
ia a famoua afalned glass window over
one of the portala, which la called the
The St. Lawrence church contalaa
many rare and beautiful worka of art,
but the finest specimen of Oerman
sculpture In Nuremberg la found In
the church of St. Sebaldo, and la a
bronze monument, designed and partly
executed by Peter Vlsrher.
This beautifully wrought monument
to St. Sebaldo was completed In th«
year 1519, after careful work during
fifteen years. It consists of a sar-
cophagus, with the twelve apostle*
standing in niches around it. Above
are the fathers of the church and
prophets, with many mermaids, genii
and other imaginary figures at th«
A small statue of the artist himself,
chisel in hand, and wearing his apron,
stands in a niche below. This "Shrine
of St. Sebaldo,” as the monument is
called, is celebrated throughout all
Germany, and Is a most beautiful
piece of work.
A small side door of St. Sebaldo
has a finely wrought screen or canopy,
and is called "The Bride’s door,” for
through this narrow portal the happy
brides of Nuremberg have, for many
years, passed In. and out again, after
the knot has been tied:
The life and activity of Nuremberg
have not passed away with the middle
ages. Modern Nuremberg has its fac-
tories outside the town, its wonderful
toy ships and its unique and costly
Ivory work. Six miles from the city Is
a factory where lead pencils are made
and sent all over the world. Railway
carriages are also manufactured her*
HE quaint, medieval
town of Regensburg, or
Ratlabon. is one of the
most Interesting in
southern Germany. Lity*
its more important
neighbor, Nuremberg. It
was formerly a
i a Feet.
rbo had returned
fries. where be had
L narrated his ad-
Iber. aad told him
i be had bought a
swindle you!" ex-
in "80 you were
JP city, but fell into the
hands of the Bavarians
in the early part of tne nineteenth
Lying on the rigid bank of the Dan
•be, and opposite the point where the
Kegen flows Into the larger river, the
town has a picturesque and beautiful
situation. (8ix gates divide the walls
around the city, and there Is a bridge
across the river !,!<*> feet In length
The cathedral at Regensburg was
begun in the thirteenth century, but
remained unfinished until four cen-
turies laler. The towers are finely
wrought and Imposing, and to the
north of the transept Is the "Esel
thurm," or Asses tower, where the‘as-
cent Is made by means of an inclined
and winding plane.
A beautiful drive from the city
leads to the celebrated "Walhalla,” or
"Hall of Fame," built by Louis I. of
Bavaria, to commemorate the end of
the Napoleonic wars. This magnifi-
cent modern structure resembles the
Parthenon at Athens, although as yet
of dazzling whiteness and untarnished
by age. This fine structure Is one of
many upon which King Louis lavished
his time and fortune, it now stands a
beautiful, If somewhat useless, memo
rial to him, upon the banks of the
A German poet has wisely sung. “If
any one would know and praise Ger-
many, he must see Nuremberg, the
*otne of Albrecht, Durer, Fischer and
,• few Papany
It lose anything- I
I and wild half the
r for ClAOO.”
ipert the old man.
II bet I'm the one
tlesal I— observed the
fskaasw* ** < r*nM'‘td his legs and
tlon w*>o«e turn It was
ft TH Bits
»t -"Did old Bullyon's
.u-f’Tt did I treated
)th4 and his heirs paid
Mother (calling)—Hold on lode fish, Ephrim’ Yo’ paw oil be dar in a
Caught on the Rebound.
He tat the window )—"It's very
cheerful within but awfully disagree-
She (coy.y)—"Without what?"
He (Inspired)—"Why. without you,
And a few weeks later a furniture
installment house wan called upon to
open a new account.
At a Boarding House.
Stout Man (whose appetite has
been the envy of his fellow boarders)
— I declare I have three buttons off
my vest. _____
Mistress of the House (who has
been aching to give him a hint)—You
will probably find them In the dining
Making an Effort.
"Every man should have a mission
in life,” said the parson.
"Sure thing.” answered the politi-
cian. “I've been trying for the last
two years to get a foreign mission
with a good salary attached."
- ■’ ’
rig well, Jim?
ig first rate. 1 have felt better, but II cost more
f the ready repartee of
M. 8haw of tho tress-
y was related at the
kel the other day.
r, attending a church
iington, Joined heartily
land after the service
sbers of the congrega-
A DIFFERENT KIND.
f, 1 am glad to see you
d the secretary, "they
Lhc treasury ought to
fork Mall and Express.
young Briefless la
the daughter of old
■ not sp
Hans Bachs." Although art and arctal
and a large number of workmen la
employed in these factories.
The shops are full of curious and
valuable faience jugs and vases, and
these are sold at fair and reasonable
rates, while there Is a delicious kind
of cake, called 'Lebkuchen,” made
only by the skilful bakers of Nurem-
Art and architecture, in the highest
sense, are, however, no longer culti-
vated in Nuremberg, and It Is, per-
haps, for this reason that the old
houses, fountains and churches are so
carefully preserved. Nuremberg de-
lights in honoring her poets and paint-
ers of past years, and there la no oth-
er Oerman city so full of artistic aad
historic memories. **
up the law business?”
give up the law busi-
;o the son-in-law busl-
tetfture In Nuremberg belong to a later
period than that of Ratlsbon, the city
is even more Interesting. The fortifi-
cations date back as far as the middle
ages, and still present s formidable ap-
pearance. A rampart encircles the
city, with here and there a tower, and
protected outside by a dry moat,
which is 36 feet In depth.
The old castle In Nuremberg Is
called the "Burg,” and Is full of his-
toric Interest. It wss built In the
eleventh century, and afterward en-
larged and repaired by Frederic Bar-
oaroasa. Its foundations are of solid
rock, and Its architecture Is Gothic.
Near one of its curious towers la an
old well of great depth, and on tha
castle wall are two hoofprints, made
by the horse of a robber-knight, iwho
waa Imprisoned In the "Barg," but
escaped by leaping over the high walL
The "Burg” has also Its torture cham-
ber. aad the terrible "Iron Virgin,”
written of In all historiea of the In-
quisition, Is here preserved. Thfe is
a tall iron figure, opening In halves,
and filled with long, sharp Iron spikes,
which pierced the body of the victim,
clasped slowly la Its awful embrace.
The streets of Nuremberg are Irreg-
ular and narrow, but filled with Inter-
esting bits of architecture and famous
patrician bosses. Of these the PeUer
house la one of the finest, with Its
charming Renaissance courtyard.
Many carious fountains adorn tho
squares of Nuremberg, and of these
the “Little Oooeemaa," In the Ooose
Market. Is ooe of the oldest, it repre-
sents a peasant of the country carry-
ing a wall-fed goose under each arm.
In nay extended view of Nuremberg
the towers of the St. Lawrence church
at* • conspicuous feature. These tow
era are aot alike, except In site aad
■haps. aa asm to al richly glided cog
V ■/ Vi
I died of water on the
led the man from Ohio,
m warning to you,” re-
ucky colonel, "and stop
stuff before It Is too
Took a flyer in the stock market to-day.'
"That.fo? How did you make out?’’
‘Bought three pigs and four cows.”
.E IF IT WA| FROM HER. Fortunate.
^ Irt fortunate.” said tha maa who Is
“J j __ it | | human nature, "that calendars are
[J^M^ ll\jg given nwny so generously every year.”
dnnt ’OC vhy It is particularly
> 'JuRJyjfa lucky.”
}** X “If they had to he purchased, some
< AIPl iyfSapeople are so close fisted that they
IF A would try to do business a whole Ilf*
* > < I: ullfh w( yi . time with the same almanac."
Skulls of Famous Men.
Singular are the requests some-
times made to genius. Prof. Wlldea
of Cornell University recently asked
Oabrlelle d’Annunslo If he would be
willing to bequeath his skull after
death to a collection of the crania
of Celebrated men It la proposed to
form In connection with the phrenolo-
gical museum of the university. The
journal states that D’Annunslo- has
now formally made this strange be-
quest. as have also Ibsen aad Vetfest-
No Fault of His.
“If this woman waa violent and
headstrong during tho engagement, as
you say,” queried the judge of the di-
vorce court, “why aid yon marry her?"
*‘I didn’t, your honor,” replied tho
plaintiff. "She married
Conscripts Severely Punished.
A total of *.704 conscripts from Al-
sace-Lorraine have failed to Join the
colon, aad have been declared out-
laws In consequence. All their prom
orty reverts to the crown.
et to o
The World Moves
For the first time since (
■ration a #ml of bells was i
Catholic church to London
tha reply, "what I want to
/JLVtiSSS* V\* - ,-
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Newton, W. B. The Daily Index. (Mineral Wells, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 260, Ed. 1 Monday, March 16, 1903, newspaper, March 16, 1903; Mineral Wells, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1038517/m1/4/: accessed May 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boyce Ditto Public Library.