Lark In Goldsmith Mead, an American sculptor, born in Chesterfield, N". II., Jan. 3, 1835. In 1852 he went to Brooklyn, N Y., where for three years he was a pupil of Henry Kirke Brown. At Brattleboro, Vt., he modelled in snow a statue of the "Recording Angel," cut in marble in 1855. In 1857 he executed the colossal statue "Vermont,"which crowns the dome of the state house, and in 1801 the statue of Ethan Allen, which stands in the portico. In 1862 he went to Florence, and produced the statuettes "Echo," "Sappho," "Joseph, the Shepherd," "The Mountain Boy," and a bust of "Echo." His first elaborate work in Italy was a group, "The Returned Soldier," executed in 1866. From 1868 to 1874 he was occupied upon the groups "Columbus's Last Appeal to Queen Isabella," and "America" for the soldiers' monument at St. Johnsbury, Vt., and executed the statue and corner figures for the Lincoln monument at Springfield, 111., unveiled Oct. 15, 1874. Besides portrait busts, he has modelled "Venice, the Bride of the Sea," and "The Discovery of America," and in 1874 he completed for the state of Vermont a statue of Ethan Allen, to bo placed in the old hall of representatives in Washington.