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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, JTJNE 1891.
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using the columns of The Hekald for twenty
years, and we find it more satisfactory under
.its present management than ever before.
H. King, Jr.
"The count of Uncle Sam's cash, now in
progress at the Treasury, ho disclosed the
fact that Treasurer Huston a1cii he retired
from ofllce left in the vaults one dollar less
than he should have left. The President
should be merciful and not prosecute Mr. Hus
ton, even if the latter was sassy to him occa
sionally. Sir William Gordon Gumming Is supposed
to be wealthy, but if he is not he Is in a fair
way to make a fortune. He Is going to write
a book explaining how the counters got
shoved up at Tranby Croft and will probably
come to America later and lecture. Thus,
after all, ho may come out ahead of the game,
in rocks if not in reputation.
The English fondness for "taking nourish
ment regular" was amusingly shown in the
baccarat scandal trial. No matter how im
portant the point the proceedings were at
when the lunch hour arrived, they were cut
sharp off, and judge and jury, prince and
parasites, lords and ladies filed out to the
public houses or fell to on the contents of
their lunch-baskets in the court-room. It
seems to take a tremendous amount of nervous
tenbion to make an Englishman willing to
miss a rneal.
Ex-Representative Simonds of the Hartford
district of Connecticut is being urged by his
friends for the position of Commissioner of
Patents, soon to become vacant by the retire
ment of Mr. MItehell. Mr. Simonds, during
Ills one term In the House made an excellent
.reputation. His energetic efforts had much
to do with securing the passage of the inter
national copyright law, and he distinguished
liimself Ju other ways by his work on the
Committee on Patents. The President will
make no mistake If he selects Mr. Simonds as
Commissioner of Patents.
The result of the recent effort of, the DI
icctor of the Mint to secure new and more
appioprlato designs for our coins does not re
.flect much credit on the Ingenuity of Ameri
can artists. Out of the three hundred and
odd designs submitted not one was thought
worthy of adoption by the commission of
artists which examined them. The Herald's
.artist, who was too busy at the time to submit
any designs, now takes pity on Director
.Leech's embarrassment and volunteers to offer
a few 6uggestious as to what ho thinks would
be eminently appropriate designs for Ameri
can coins. It will be observed by an Inspec
tion of the designs on the first page of the
supplement that what they lack in beauty and
finish they more than make up In a sort of
-wild and woolly significance.
- . .
If all the correspondents' speculations and
ipredlctions as to Impending changes in the
Cabinet come true Mr. Harrison will wind up
his Administration with an official family quite
different in personnel from that with which
he began. Secretary Proctor Is blated for
Edmunds's seat in the Senate; Attorney Gen
eral Miller for a place on the Supreme Bench,
to become vacant by the retirement of Justlco
Bradley; Mr. Blaine Is to drop out, either be
cause of Ill-health or to go iuto training for
the Presidential race of '92; Secretary Noble
is put down for a foreign mission, and Post
master General Wanamaker is to letlre be
cause the Koystouc Bank failed. This leaves
only Secretary of tho Navy Tracy and Secre
tary of Agriculture Rusk without reasons for
resigning, but no doubt this lack will bo sup
plied in the course of tho midsummer dullness.
It is probable there is llttlo sensationalism or
exaggeration in tho intimations from England
that the great baccarat scandal is HRely to
still further sap the already Insecure founda
tions of the throne. Tho disgraceful affairs
in which the Prince of Wales became involved
in his earlier years are well nigh forgotten.
Although he has doubtless continued to live
the life of an elegant i ouc, ho has kept out of
public scandal of late and his reputation has
become in some degree rehabilitated. But the
revelations made concerning his inveterate
gambling habits in tho baccarat scaudal trial
must have been a tremendous shock to the
great rcspcctablo middle-class, whose loyalty
to the throne and devotion to the royal family
arc tho chief support of tho monarchy. Tho
Prince, now a grandfather, is seen still to
cling to tho evil habits aud associates of his
youth. Eager in the pursuit of pleasure,
reckless of the leligious convictions and
prejudices of his future subjects, indurated in
the elegant vices of a decadent aristrocacy,
how can such a man make a good ruler or
even a lcspcctablo figurehead for a State which
is really governed by Parliamentary majorities?
"What cau the serious affairs of life and tho
problems of society be to him the struggle
of tho masses for disenthrallment from In
dustrial slavery, for education, for a chance
to live decent christian lives ? Such questions
as these will arise in the minds of the millions
who arc fast emerging from the pitiable
superstition of royalty and caste, and will
accelerate 'their evolution toward republican
ism. "Why should a great people through
mere sentiment entrust even the symbols of its
power to hands that can find no better occupa
tion thau manipulating baccarat counters or
discharging the functions of "banker" in one
of the worst gambling games known ? Bad
enough if the Prince did this occasionally, but
it clearly appears he is thoroughly enslaved
and that baccarat is so necessary to his happi
ness he must carry the implements of the
game about with him wherever he goes.
Quito a number of Democratic Senators
have of lato openly declared against Mr.
Cleveland as a Presidential candidate for
1892. These gentlemen, as a rule, profess to
have no personal feeling against the ex-Prcsi-deut,
but base their opposition to him on
party expediency. They say his silver letter
hasseiiously impaired his popularity in the
South, and that some of the Southern States
could hardly be earned for him in view of tho
opposition he has expressed to the free coin
age of silver. These Senators may be sincere
in the reasons they give for antagonizing Mr.
Cleveland. They may deprecate his nomina
tion only because they believe the best inter
ests of the party require a new leader
for 1892. But it is to be feared
people generally who are moderately fa
miliar with the history of Mr. Cleveland's
administration and the attitude toward it of
most of these Senators will be inclined to
doubt that their opposition proceeds solely
from considerations of the good of the whole
party. These Senators are mostly politicians
of the old school. While they talk reform in
public, they despise those who earnestly at
tempt to put it in practice, and look on men
who believe that the affairs of the Govern
ment can be and ought to be run on a rigid
business basis as fools or cranks. "With Mr.
Ingalls, they believe the purification of politics
to be an iridescent dream, and have no use
for the official, who, In the phrase of the spoils
men, will not "take care of his friends." In
other words, they believe that men who bestir
themselves from purely selfish motives to se
cure the election of a certain man to office,
should be peimltted by that man to use him
as thej' desire, regardless of his own sense of
duty to the public and tho solemn oath he
took. Mr. Cleveland, as the regular candidate
of his party for Governor of New York and
Picfiidentof the United States, had the zeal
ous support of practical politicians, who
worked for his election, not through any re
gard for him or for tho public good, but be
cause they expected to bo "taken care of"
when Mr. Cleveland got into office. But Mr.
Cleveland happened to bo a man with a strong
Dense of his public duty and made repeated
pledges before election that he woula do all in
his power to improve the character of the pub
lic service. That ho endeavored to be true to
his convictions and his pledges few fair-minded
men will deny. Tho bitter personal hatred
which ho. won from tho spoilsmen of his own
party becauso of his efforts in this direction
is added proof that he did not yield to them.
These men have pursued him ever since he
left tho "White House, aud, as far as they dare
without uncovering their true motives, they
are now trying to weaken the hold which ho ob
tained on the great Democratic masses through
kls sterling honesty of purpose, his magnificent
courage, and his fidelity to sound principles
of government. It would not do to say that
all the opposition to Mr, Cleveland arises
from this cause or comes from the men al
luded to. There are no doubt many good
Democrats who believe the party would have
a better chance of success under a new leader
in 1892, but they do not find it necessary In
arguing in support of their position to belittle
and decry Mr. Cleveland, nor do the make
threats or 6eek to stir up Btrlfe within
the party In order to carry their point. They
do not deny that Mr. Cleveland repiesents the
leading Issues before the country tariff re
form, and a more caieful and economic ad
ministration of xhe Government In all its de
partments. Tlley do not endeavor to force to
thefiont the,llver question, on which tho
party is divided, and which at best is of far
lebs Importance thau the other great issues
named above) The men who do these
things place their personal feelings and
their private I political fortunes above the
good of tho party and of the country, and are
at heait ready Jor anything to beat Cleveland.
TALK OF THE WEEK.
Not since Queen Victoria Issued the order
permitting ladles in delicate health to wear
high-necked gowns at royal drawing-rooms
has any foreign question so intensely agitated
Newspaper Row as tho Gordon dimming bac
carat scandal. Tho correspondents are split
up into two hostile camps, ono composed of
tho partisans of Sir "William Gordon dim
ming, the other of those who back tho Princo
of Wales and tho Wilsons. Peeling runs very
high, nnd protracted joint debates have been
hold, nt which tho ovidenco pro and con ns to
Sir William's guilt has been exhaustively dis
cussed with an acumen, eloquence, and vigor
hardly equaled in tho arguments of loading
counsel lu the London trial. Tho Gordon
Cummlng camp hold to tho view thnt that
gallant soldier Is tho victim of a foul con
spiracy on tho part of tho Princo of Wales
and tho Wilsons, while tho other sldo rid iculo
this contention vociferously and hurl great,
hard hunks of ovidenco at tholr opponents,
which the latter can only dodge without at
tempting to respond in kind, for tho reason
that they havo no evidence. They have, how
ever, suspicions strong enough 'to run tho
Seventh-street cables that too conspiracy
theory Is correct, and they disregard tho
evidence given In court and tho doctrino of
probabilities with a hauteur aud grandiosity
that can mean nothing unless It bo that they
havo direct inside sources of information
from Sir William Gordon Cumming himself.
Tho latter would cortalnly bo highly flattered
and measurably consoled If ho could witness
tho enthusiasm which some of the corre
spondents evolve In defending him, while tho
Princo of Wales would no doubt bo fright
fully cut up if tho appalling vlow theso cor
respondents take of his morality and general
character evor came to his knowledge.
The adage "It is a poor rule which will not
work both ways," was never more pertinently
illustrated than by an incident which happened
la6t week. Tho dramatis iicrsonx consisted of
a young Treasury clerk and a bank clerk,
whoso principal duty it is to draw drafts on
New York and be officious. By way of in
troduction it may bo stated that this particu
lar bank is a near neighbor to the Treasury
Department. At noon the private secretary
of a distinguished Treasury official entered
the bank and tendered to the draft clerk $100,
for which he desired a draft on New York.
The imposing-looking clerk curtly Informed
him that he must bo identified. "Whatl"
said tho secretary, "Isn't my money as good
as any of your patron's, and why do I need
identification?" "Well," said tho draft clerk,
"It is a rule of this bank and if you want a
draft some one will havo to identify you."
The private secretary, humiliated and amazed,
snatched his $100 from the counter and dis
appeared unceremoniously. He went into an
other bank nearby and asked if it was custom
ary for a bank to require identification of a
person who desired to purchaso a draft on
New York, and tendered the money therefor.
The teller courteously replied that It was not,
and inquired why he asked the question. Tho
private secretary then rel ted his experience.
And tho sequel. The next day tho officious
draft clerk called upon lue Treasury official
'and requested a pass in enter the building
after 2 o'clock. The official was out, but his
private secretary, who had his little experi
ence the day before with the draft clerk,
codlly informed him that it was beyond the
power of tho Department to Issue a pass to
him without "Identification."
Secretary Noble is expected to return to
the city to-morrow after his prolonged
absence at the Hot Springs, of Arkansas,
where he wont to look after tho Government
reservation and for his health. There are
many people who believe the Secretary's
resignation will be handed to the Presldant
vory soon after he returns here. There have
been rumors of Mr.; Noble's Impending
resignation in circulation for months,
which have been repeatedly denied,
until most people have lost all faith
in them. Last woek, however, they were re
vived and some slender evidence In support
of their truth was adduced. Tho fact that
tho furniture in Mr. Noble's house on K
street was being packed for removal and that
It was said the family intended to go to
Europe, was part of this evidence. At the
Department it was also found that tho reports
of Gen. Noble's alleged intention to resign
were not denied as positively as
heretofore. Special significance was
attached to tho statement that tho
family were preparing to go to Europe, as
the gossipers havo put Gen. Noblo down for a
European mission, probably to St. Petersburg,
when ho went out of tho Department. Tho
knowledge that Gen. Noblo is tired of the
embarrassment of his Cabinet place, makes
a great many peoplo ready to believe
that ho will retire at the first opportunity,
and it Is certain that a great
many peoplo who havo not found him as ac
commodating as they desired in tho matter
of distributing patronage and expediting
claims would be glad to seo him go. But tho
President is understood to bo opposed gen
erally to making any changes in tho Cabinet
and at tho Whlto House, It Is declared that
Gen. Noblo will remain as Secretary of tho
There are some glaring Inconsistencies In
recent stories about Senator Quay. When ho
was hero last week ho had a long conference
with the President at tho White nouso.
During the conference, tho correspondents
had It, Quay told the President very frankly
what he must do to bo saved politically and
what he must do if he wished tho Republicans
of Pennsylvania to contribute to his salva
tion. It was alleged that the President indi
cated a desire to bo at peace with tho junior
Senator from Pennsylvania and that
when tho conference broke up a
satisfactory modus yivendi had been ar
ranged between tho parties to it. But a
couple of days after this an interview with
Quay appeared In the Washington correspond
ence of a Philadelphia paper, in which Quay
was quoted as saying things which were in
the last degree impolitic if he wished to keep
on terms with the President. Quay said, In
short, that he had irrevocably made up his
mind not to remain at tho head of the Repub
lican National Committee during the coming
Presidential campaign. His reasons for this
wero that the work was too hard;
that he had conducted ono Presi
dential campaign successfully, and that ho
did not care to go into another In which tho
reputation ho had made in the former ono
might be knocked into a cocked-hat by defeat.
In other words Mr. Quay believes that tho
party stands a good show of getting a drub
bing next year, and he doesu't care to attend
the political obsequies of Mr. Harrison In tho
role of chief mourner. This is a rather pecu
liar thing for a man who has just concluded
a treaty of peace with the Prerldent to say.
Secretary Proctor has returned to Wash
ington from West Toint.
Mr. A. D. Smith, of Goschon, Va., was In
tho city for a few days last week on legal busi
ness. Mr. Edmund Hudson has retired as editor
and publisher of tho Rational Democrat. No
announcement has yet been made as to tho
now management of tho papor.
Attorney General Miller loft Washington
yesterday morning for DeaDsville, N. Y., to
attend tho funeral of his sister, Mrs. Peck,
who died thcro Saturday.
Mr. William F. Thomas bus accepted I ho
position of business manager of Goiip, tho
bright. Illustrated weekly now publlshod In
this city. Mr. ThomnB, though a young man,
lias had considerable oxperlonco in business
mothods, nnd has boon eminently successful
In hie transactions. Ho was formerly with
John O. Johnson, the real estate agent.
Among the gentlemen who will graduate
from Cornell University this spring as a C. E.
Is Mr. narrison Stldham, of this city, who loft
tho High School somo threo years ago, first out
of a cinss of over three hundred pupils. Ills
sister. Miss Florence, loft Frldny for Ithaca
to attend tho commencement exercises. Sho
has, by tho way, a record of first among forty
who wero examined for tho local Normal
School last year, a, d stauds among tho first
in tho season just ended.
An important publication containing somo
500 pages has been Issued by tho Hydro
graphic Office, Navy Dopartmont, entitled
"Tho Coast of British Columbia." This work
was compiled by Mr. Robert C. Ray, of Wash
ington, and is complete In every detail. It
shows careful compilation, and is admirably
arranged. It contains chapters on tho cli
mate, meteorology, products, and passages of
tho British Columbia coast, besides a list of all
coaling and docking stations.
Dr. Jacob L. Wortman, formerly anatomist
to tho Surgeon General, has been appointed
curator of the department of paleontology in
the American Museum of Natural History, of
Now York, and yesterday left for that city,
wheuco ho will start in a few days for tho Big
Horn and the Wind River Valley on an cx
pedttion for the discovery and collection of
fossils for that institution. Dr. Wortman has
many warm friends in Washington, who are
gratified at tho magnificent prospects opened
to him by his new position. Just previous to
his departure Dr. "Wortman was tho recipient
of many social attentions, which included tho
presentation of a pair of handsome and
A SERIES OP SURPRISES.
Downfall of Hot Favorites Bookmakers
Heaped a Kich Harvest.
Morris Park, N. Y., Juno 13. Fully 15-,
000 persons wero presont here to-day and they
wero treated to a series of surprises that wero
anything but pleasant. Tho weather was all
that could havo been desired, tho track was
in firet-class sbapo, and tho card offered was
a more than ordinarily good one. Tho two
stake events, ths Bowling Brook Handicap
for three-year-olds and the Anticipation
Stakes for two-year-olds, both wit
nessed the downfall of red-hot
favorites, and tho bookmakers reaped
such a harvest as rarely falls to their lot.
Russell, tho .favorite for the handicap, was"
beaten on his merits, but St. Florian, tho
favorite for tho Anticipation Stakes, was de
feated through tho stupidity of his rldor, Lit
tlefiold, and the superb jockoyship of Garri
son on Nomad. St. Florian had tho race won
and LIttlefield took a Bhort nap, whon Garri
son, fairly lifting Nomad off his feet, drew up
and won by a short head. Of the other raoes
two went to longshots and two to favorites,
but the latter wero at such short prices that
the public had no chance whatever at getting
First race Five furlongs. Lester won,
Little Sandy second. Time, 58i. Second
race Six furlongs. Blue Jeans won, Moun
tain Deer second. Time, 11:3?. Third race
The Bowling Brook Handicap, $1,500 added;
1& miles. Rey Del Rev won: from Terrifir.
Time, 133. Fourth race Anticipation
Stakes for two-year-olds, a Sweep
stakes of $100 each, $2,000 added; six furlongs.
Nomad won, St. Florian second. TImo, 1:18.
Fifth race li miles. Kingston won, DJa
second. Time, 2:07. This time Is very fast,
and this race was DIablo's 'final preparation
for tho Suburban. Ho made a fino showing,
and If his race to-day is any criterion he will
bo knocking at tho door at the Suburban
finish. Sixth race 1 1-10 miles. Esquima
won from Sequence, colt. Time, 1:48J.
Gloucester, N. J., Juno 13. First race
Seven-eighths of a milo. Question won, Alan
Archor second. Time, 1:323. Second race
Seven-eighths of a mile. Monsoon won,
Kanesville second. Time, 1:25. Third race
Half a mile. Hyaclntho won, Sister lone
second. Time, 50J. Fourth race One milo.
Roseborry won, Faustina second. Time,
1:433. Fifth race Seven-eighths of a mile.
Ida Girl won, Baltimore second. Time, 1:82.
Sixth race Four and one-half furlongs.
Planter won, Festus second. Timo, 50$.
Thoughts Apropos of n Reported Organi
zation or Women in This City.
Now York Times.
Tho women of Pittsburg had a health as
sociation recently formed. Ono of their first
efforts in a radical move in their work has
been to petition tho proper authorities to
prohibit promiscuous expectoration. Tho
floors of tho street cars and public places
are not to contain, "if they can help it, cus
pidors for general uso. If this can bo aecom
plished, even with an approximate degreo of
success, tho gain to the city's health will be
large. Ono grows giddy almost at tho thought
of New York and Brooklyn so restricted. If
merely the elevated stairs and platforms wero
prohibited ground the women of the two
cities would experience deep gratitude.
In this connection tho recent words of a
physician are suggestive. "Tho time must
come," said he, "when consumptives will bo
subjected to a certain quarantine. It is well
known that the sputa from a patient suffer
ing with tubercular consumption is harm
less while moist. When, however, this
sputa dries aud is disseminated in the air in
a fine duBt It is fatal to any one breathing
it. Tet our public conveyances are daily fre
quented by persons in almost the last Btages
of this disease, who cough and raise without
restraint. Not half of them realize the dan
ger to which they expose others by so doing,
and the few who may are doubtless indifferent,
In tho face of their own accepted doom. The
future, however, must show a change."
rrRatcliiro, Darr & Co,, auctioneers, will soil nt
their sales-rooms, 020 Pennsylvania avenuo
northwest, a large assortment of household
Boods. Parties refurnishing their country
resorts should glvo this sale their attention.
Oho goods aro now arranged for Inspection at
"Written for The Herald.
A SIMILE OP liIFE.
UY 11URTON T. DOYLE,
Philosophers compare tho couwo or human
Unto a river's sourco and flow,
In which it is presumed that flaklo fortune's
Cojolcs tliusplrits high or low;
And yet It Booms, pothaps, a better simile,
And ono by far more apropos,
To represent this llfo unto tho destiny
Of glacier-sliding drifted snow.
For, like tho human soul, which has transition
This pilgrim of an earthly plain
Is Heavon-born in source, but leaves its lofty
To como bolow nnd riso again.
Descended rrom tho skies, it animates a cast
In conformation to tho mould
Of earth-environed homes among tho gorges
Which mountain crags and ranges hold.
Tis puroand plastic first, then character ac
quires Distinct in firmness nnd in tone,
Whon Majesty decrees remorseless nautro's
And urges it toylold and groau;
For, jostled on its way through barrlor-hodg-ing
Which circumstances horo maintain
To bound its Journey in its God-appointed
It travels on to reach the plain.
And though it yields to fato nnd travels on
All seamed with scars from conflicts pust,
It's ever wasting bulk ronowed by unscon
Is not consumed until tho last.
Butero it reach its length, its greatest width
And vital springs begin to fail.
Its surface bears tho spoils which conflicts
make Its gain
From all the powers that assail.
Though theso bo mainly scars, the cenotaphs
Whoso piercing pangs havo gone before.
The weighty burdens may, and sometimes do,
Somo precious sparkling gems or ore,
Whose rare intrinsic worth may admiration
Till waste overwhelms the nowsupplyr
And thontho burden falls, tho body waxes old,
Decrepit, and prepared to die,
And then anon it takes a disembarrassed form.
For dissolution must havo sway
It soon resolves tho whole to elemental form
And brings new forces Into piny.
With transformation's touch new elements
In noblo form a rippling stream r
Which leaps rejoicing on, in freedom and sur
prise. And vaults that which to it did seem
Impaseable ore change had sot Its forces f reo
And made its former burdens light;
It glides serenely on through valleys to tho sea
And merges with tho infinite.
And thus, it seems, Is llfo in origin and end
An animation from the skies,
Which comes in spirit form that it, may here
Somo combination till it dies,
And then it wends Its flight back to the infinite.
Tho ocean of eternity,
And blends its vital glow, just as the melting
Commingles in fraternity.
Mr. S. Jerome Uhl has just completed two
fino portraits. One is a full-length painting
Of Mrs. Washington McLean. In it she
appears as wearing a long black crOpe,
gown-oanus, and cap of
She ' Is Btandlng in a
dignity and repose. Tho
wen executed and lire-like. Mr. Uhlrs soe-
cialty comes out in tho rich and silken folds
of aheavy green plush curtain which forms
the effective background. The other portrait
is of Gpn. Edward F. Bealo in cltlzon's clothes,
with a 'gray silk-faced top coat thrown open.
Tho likeness is most excellent and tho gray
tones on hair, board, and clothes harmonize
oven while contrasting with tho rich crimson
silk plush hangings behind the figure.
Mr. Uhl has also completed a portrait of
Capt. Brown, of tho G. A. R. It is a good
likeness, hut reduced to about one-fourth.
The Captain's breast Is covered with corps
badges, and he wears his uniform, which re
lieves tho dark clothes from conventionality.
Capt. Browne is known as tho avenger of the
hero Ellsworth, who fnll nnHu in thn wn .t
j Alexandria. Mr. Uhl has not decided whore
ho will spend tho dog-days.
Mrs. Heyl and Miss Walker, of tho Wash
ington School of Art and Design, gave a four
days' exhibit of tholr year's work on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of last
wook. There wero a great many pretty pictures
of llowors, still life Btudios, and a few in land
scape that wero very credltablo indeed. Where
all wore so pleaelug It seems almost invidious
to specialize, but there wore a fow so strik
ingly good thoy deservo it. Anna Lamb con
tributed a still-llfo study which would do
credit to any school. A largo repousse" brass
shield is in tho background, setting on tho far
edgo of a table on which stands a blue vase,
with some tea rose-buds lying carelessly be
side it. Nettle Stafford has a green majolica
vase full of red and white peonies that aro
finely done. Mrs. Benjamin Stionmetz, Jr.,
paints roses in an iridescent vaso, their 6toms
showing through effectively. Miss Fisher
fmts ono superb red roso In a vase by
tself, and it seoms to fill tho room
with Its presence. M. K. Weaver fur
nishes a basket of strawberries that look
good enough to oat. Miss Campbell chose tho
homely subject of two dry ears of yellow corn,
but she has reproduced them so well that she
justified her choice. All this work displayed
was that of pupils. A superb bunch of lilacs
by Theodore Culver In a yellow vaso attracts
much attention. The crayons and drawings
wero exhibited in Mr. Chrlsman's room on the
floor below. There wero portraits, studies of
heads, hands, feet, or of casts, the majority
of which were specimens of very good work,
Mrs. Condron had a good pencil sketch of a
vase with holly on it, which was much ad
mired. Carl Justin contributed four specimens
of work on tho drawing of a cast of a human
foot: first, outline; second stage, charcoal
shadow; third, shades without blending;
fourth, the outline, shading, and blonding
combined in perfect symmetry and beauty of
form. Fannie Moore, a girl of fourteen, pro
duced a very good poi trait of her grandfather
from a photograph. Mamlo Dayis exhibited
a good copy of the cast of "Venus of Milo,"
Every day during tho exhibit there wero many