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THE MOBNTMGr TIMES, SUNDAY, EEBKUART 28, 1S97
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tf HP I1K FALA.IS ROYAL'S Seven
5 g teentu Annual "Opening" in
5 the Suit and Wrap Department.
Let us try on one of the new spring
2 costumes, after you have been fit-
ted with corsets recommended by
$.9 Mme. Keppler. The results will be
t a revelation. You will be under no
i obligation to purchase we are con
's tent to produce an impression we
fl know muse bear fruit sooner or
XPERT dressmakers will tell you that not one woman in ten wears
the corset best adapted to her figure. In this connection we take
PEKING tomorrow luthe Palais s5
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erv Parlors. Trimmed hats, fc?
pleasure in announcing that for one week, commencing March 1st, we
can offer you the advice of Mme. Pauline Keppler, New York's -best
expert corset fitter. Her services are yours gratuitously from 8 to 1 P. M.
and 2 to 6 P. M. Inquire on first floor in room adjoining elevator.
the latest creations of the .ead- v
lug Paris milliners "will he abund-
ontly in evidence. And since flowers ?!
are "to be so much used, you will A
be interested In the great beds and 0
arches of roses, hyacinths, lilies 69
of the valley, and the luxurious 43
foliage that make this second floor
"n. stirintf ilre.im."
52 "a spring dream.
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The len's Corner
Most men know that 75c is
the lowest price usuaJh' asked
for tue "Faultless" Nightshirts.
A On ror tJle "5c quality anil 73c for
tfcOU tne 51 fenls. All sizes rioin 1-i
to 20 neck size, and all cut in
The correct shirt for spring
Wear is of fancj- percale and
madras. While' linen collars and
cuffs worn with them.
A On for tlie French Percale Shirts and
tj-Qil J)7c ror those of English .Madias.
The last mentioned will cost you
raney puces at the inea a clothing estab
lishments. "Health" Garments.
You are very sure to expose
yourself during- the "Inaugura
tion" and you may have reason
to be thankful if jou wear these
S-i (fTor Medicated Flannel, Lamb's
J..UU Viool and Norfolk and New Urnns
wlek fchirts and Drawers pre
viously sold here at 1.50, $1.75 and S2.
Pfl- for tne 1 Shirts and Drawers;
Ijy M plain and ribbed; whiteand fancy;
all wool and merino. The well
known best $1 underwear, reduced to 09c.
1 fiA for s'x Pairs of the 25c. Half
1 ylj Hose. All sizes, in black and col-
ww ors; cotton, merino and wool.
An Umbrella on Inauguration
Da3' may be worth its weight in
silver 69 cents will buy one
here tomorrow, quite good
Enough to risk losing or loaning.
POn rr choice of 5.000 of thee l'm
OtU brellas. They have 24, 26, 28
and 3u-in..iiiara;.on Iramt",g.d
Jookinir natural wood handles size! and
styles for lji. and men, girinnu women.
11 you are a ramiiy man tep in here to
morrow and buy a half dozen.
in for boy-s .youths and men's Mauk-
tll, till --. -liiniuijn itirer samples
r'vv borne Worth 4. Choice f.r Si Uf,
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THE CONGRESSIONAL LIBRARY
A Critical Analysis of the Pre
tensions o 31 r. H. U. Green, C- F..-
On the evening or the 17th mst-, Mr.
U. R. Green, now superintending the
new building for the Library of Congress,
delivered a lecture upon that structure,
and his example, In this particular, and
Ins further example, ever shining, indi
cated in the lines
"Lives of great men all remind us
"We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time,"
Inspire this attempt to give some addi
tional information upon the most, inter
esting subject of the day, the new build
ing, a monument which, while its granite
endures, will commemorate the genius of
1 am the moie en:lx)ldcned to this pub
lic appearance by reason of the fact that
II r. Green's great merits aie at times ob
bcured by pronounced bashfulness, con
cealing his light under a bushel, and
1 fear indeed, am informed that the oc
casion of his lecture was the period of
feuch an unfoitunate eclipse. He did not
upon that occasion give himself all the
ciedit heretofore claimed by him. There
lias for long been felt by me an overmas
tering desire, or a tern-eof duty lying upon
my conscience with the weight o'f compul
sion, to do Mr. Green justice; and, God
willing, the full fruition of that most
laudable aim shall now be accomplished.
The rapid laying of a foundaUonfor the
ready understanding of the views to be
presented regarding the new building will
oe of advantage.
There are two distinct callings, one
involving training, learning, and skill in
the realm or tiie line arts mat ol theaichi
tect; the other training and skill in
mechanics that of the engineer. The first
operates to create the harmonious blend-luc-j
grace, Ih.m ut y, a.id ut..iit , winch make
the perfection of comfort and the ornate
bymmetry of our buildings, and produces
in ancient and modern times the orna
mentation or the world's cities. It de
mands the delicacy and refinement of
taste and conception and the power of
expressing warmth of feeling and the
lieautiful in form that raise the painter
and sculptor to a sphere apart riom other
men. This is shown in all types or good
architecture, and finds almost universal
illustration, as in the Acropolis, the
Coliseum, the Cologne Cathedral, St. Isaac's,
the Kremlin, the Cathedrals of St. Peter
and St. Paul, the Mosque or St. Sopiiia,
the Taje, and, in the present, our beau
tiful dwellings, and the white splendors of
the World's Fair. It deals with the
dainty comforts, elegancies, and refine
ments that surround mankindin the highest
Bocial relations. It has ever erected the
grandest monuments to the most perfect
The other deals with the useful and
mechanical only, outside the realm or
the fine arts; as in spanning rivers with
bridges; confining obstreperous streams
-with massive, tolid embankments of
cement and granite; the reclamation of
overflowed land by sluices and heavy
dykes; the conti ruction of channels and
trimming of water fronts by great piles,
the pile driver and steam dredges; the
limluing or sewers, icservoirs and aque
ducts. The Army engineer's field is some
what different, in that he builds pon
derous banks or walls to resist cannon
Bhot; makes roads over impassable giound
for the rapid movement of large bodies
or troops, and throws pontoons over bridge
Engineering is typified by the skiuTul
adherence to the Jaws of mechanics, re
eultlng in the Brooklyn Bridge, that won
derful stringing together of gigantic iron
bars and steel cables; in the Mount Cenis
tunnel, blasted and torn through the vast
lock of the Alps; in the Fads jetties, that
grasp and bend the fierce impetuosity of
the Mississippi. It Is further typified,
nearer home, by the reclamation, from the
incdand slime of the Potomac.otthe flats,
formerly the lurking place of pests. It
deals with natural obstructions to the
progress of man in their roughest mani
festations. While the knowledge of
mechanics and the fitting together of
wood, stone, and iron may enable an engi
neer to put together the materials neces
LEAST prices for reliable gobds is making
The Palais Royal Headquarters for
Housefurnishings of every description.
In asking you to carefully read through
the price lists below we beg to remind you that
every article is warranted first quality none
are "seconds," the term given to goods having
defects. Note, too, that the prices are less
than usually asked for "seconds." Last, but
not least, we have ample quantities, being pre
pared to furnish the largest hotels, etc.
cCn each for 10,000 3upeior hard
yfL wood Cots, strongly made, v.ith
two extra supports. Wire Spring
rti') nn each for COO White Enamel and
ihjl Hz nrass Ueds. Choice or cringle,
w three-quarler and double bizes;
usually selling up to $5 each.
14 rtor the Woven Wire Springs, in
. I Hall sizes. The reliable bpringa
ktwimj rji. uu v-'v
rtror tnc aiattresscs. in an sizes.
y Cotton top and husk filled but
besc of the Umd.
(3H A fi Pair ror the 'Feather iMUows.
rS i . I V) Weight, (5 pounds. The kind
tJ-,J-ufcold for $1.00 at the furniture
in each for iu.000 Superior lieady-
iJlL to-Use Sheets. 5-ixDO inches.
3Uc for those 7Lx90 inches
ror tnose bixvo.
each for 30.0U0 l'illow Cases,
4Bx30 incites. Made of good
niuslin; hemmed ready for use.
r pair for Kxtra lieavv 10-i
nilC UlanUets. Judged by quality
vvv they arc wortli S'J cents, judged
by looks they are worth $1.50.
nK. pair for the substantial Gray and
VhC White Blankets. Fuil weight and
' size. Honest blankets at suspi
for Comfortables in single bed
Fize. Quality to be compared
with those usually sold at O'Jc.
for full size Comfortables, worth
fi I . ! i) SJ-ou. uovereu witu superior
4'----w L.,trt- ..1-,i- nii.ltorl' fMUriiv x
sary to carry out the conceptions of the
architect if he be furnished with the archi
tect's plans, that is, the necesaiy In
structions, he is not educated cither to
conceive architectural structures or to plan
them, and, indeed, his btruggle against
Nature's most rugged forms would early
rob him of the gentle and refined instincts
necessarv to the fine arts, had he them
at his birth.
These preliminary distinctions erect a
guide, as coldly accurate as the North
Star, ever pointing toward JubUce for Mr.
Mr. Green is an engineer and has been
connected with the erection of the build
ing, and both publicly and privately, it is
frequently Baid, has.appropnated to him
self the "architectural authorship of the
plans upon which it was erected. It seems,
however, thatinhis lecture his bashfulness,
heretofore mentioned as one of his at
tributes, prevented him rrom declaring
again his artistic achievement in tins pai
ticular. It is true that recently Mr. Smithnicycr
and Mr. Pelz, architects, presented to the
world some cogent suggestions on this sub
ject, to the effect that the plans were
theirs, and some evil-minded person might
think that this had something to do with
Mr. Green's recent silence as to himself
in that connection and that it was the
cause of his abdication in favor of his
young friend, the son of the late Gen.
Casey, of whom only he epoke in his
li-u.iiie as the aichuect. Tilth view .seems
erroneous. Modesty, it would appear, or
generosity, actuated him, and it seems
but right that his full merits, as hereto
ioic known to himself, should not be
lost sight of by his admiring fellow-citizens
and, therefore, he is now paraded witn
all his decorations on.
Mr. Green was lifted to the control of
the building, near its completion, by the
sudden death of Gen. Casey, on March 25,
1896, who had theretofore been in charge,
succeeding Mr. Smithnieyer October 2,
In a statement made by Mr. Green be
fore the Joint Committee on the Library,
November 20, 1S9G, in answer to the
question, "were Smithmeyer's plans used?"
"Only in a general way. Their plans
were used as a basis Tor the new plans
which we made."
Representative Quigg "You made
Mr. Green "They were made in the
orfice, under Gen. Casey's and my own
direction, in the first two months, be
tween October 2 and November 23, 1868."
Subsequently, evidently feeling that the
committee had done him an injustice in
compelling him, by cross-examination, to
even mention the plans of Messrs. Smith
meyer and Pelz, in Ids annual report to
Gongress, dated December 7, l&yo, he
"None of the plans, drawings or de
signs, made prior to Gen. Casey's charge
of the work, have been u&ed, all being
new and different."
Now, that every atom of justice due
Mr. Green may be insured, it must not be
overlooked that these statements were
made after the hand of death hid sealed
the mouth of Gen. Casey. But to proceed.
The Inscription on the tablet now in the
building, stating who are its architects,
was prepared by Gen. Casey himself; the
manuscript from which it was carved was
written by his own hand.
lie there declares the architects to be
"John L. Smithmeyer, Paul J. Pelz" and
his own young son.
It would unmistakably appe.tr from this
that, through Mr. Green's unobtrusive
ness, no doubt, even Gen. Casey was un
aware of Mr. Green's authorship of the
plans by which the building was erected,
and it seems equally clear that Mr. Green
did not call this interesting fact to the
General's attention, nor was orricial
proclamation made of it until after Gen.
The general was clearly also unaware
that he shared Mr. Green's honors as
architect of the building. The tablet, it
is suggested, prepared by the general,
would indicate this. But If it were ob
scure on this point, the general's frank
confession before the Senate committee
to Senator Allison "I am not a bit more
of an architect than yoi are" tends
strongly, even conclusively, Jt is diffi
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Tea Kettles, -1 quarts -19c
Tea Kettles, 5 quarts C9c
Tea Kettles, G quarts G9c
Dish Pans, 8 quarts 'J9o
Dish Pans, 10 quarts 33c
Dish Pan3, 14 quarts 43c
Dish Pans, 17 quarts 54c
Drinking Cups, pintsizc 7c
Pie Plates, 9 Inch 8c
Pie Plates, 10 Inch flo
Wash Hasina 1 "c
barge Colanders 1 9c
Straight Covered Saucepans, 4 quarts. .U4o
Tea Pots, " qts -7c
Tea Pots, 3 qts 32o
Tea Pots, 4 qts 37c
Coffee Pots, '1 qts 27c
Vegetable or Side Dishes,
Vegetable or Side Dishes,
egetable or Side DJshes,
Meat Dishes, 5 and G-Inch
Tea Plates, rull size
Teacups and Saucers ....
Fruit Saucers, full size ..
Butter Plates, individual
Cream Pitchers, rull size ..
Pitcher and Basin, large .
Chambers, rull size
Mugs and Soap Dishes ..
Slop Jara, full size
Pitchers, small size
Pitchers, large size
ase& for Urushe3
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, 5-lnch Gc
dently submitted, to show that he did not
ki.owingly present to Mr. Suiitlimejer and
Mr Pi-lz his own honois and those of
Mr. Green's becoming modesty and dis
cretion with Gen Carey is not surprising.
Mr. Green is an engineer, as before stated,
and had, until the death or the general,
filled an inferior station even in that
calling. Ills tiaining and experience have j
Oven II1UKU UJ. u ouinjiuuiun; tuhiuiLi.
His slumbering genius in tiie fine arts had
evidently been preserved from rudeawaken
mg by his inn-nor station, and when lie
appeared before the Joint committee it
became necessary for those gentlemen
to know something of him, and the fol
lowing interesting conversation occurred.
HtM,i''sentntve Quigg You had before
that been in the employ of Gen. Casey?
Mr. Green es, for a large part or my
Representative Quigg Were jou em
ployed in the sen-ice or any department?
Mr Green -.sot strictly, but always as
assistant engineer to the officers of the
Corps of Engineers of the United States
Representative Quigg Are you an Army
Mr. Green I am not.
Representative Quigg A civil engineer?
Mr. Green Yes, sir.
(Before the Joint Committee on Library,
November 20, 1S9G.)
It was this impression, no doubt, of
Mr. Green's capabilities (which, of course,
Mr. Green's modest silence as to his latent
genius aided and abetted together with
the knowledge that he himself was also
an engineer and could not make plans
for a great national building of the ornate,
monumental character and complexity of
the Library or Congress, in less than sixty
days without knowing how, wluch con
fused the general's understanding, and
caused him to place the names of Mr.
Smithmeyer and Mr. Pelz on tiie tablet
as the architects instead of those of Mr.
Greenand himself The general, naturally,
cherished Mr. Green, who had been in his
employ "for a large part of his (my) life,"
and the injustice thus done Mr. Green
would, itis certain, have caused the general
much anguish hall Mr. Green only been able
to overcome his natural diffidence aud
timidity in asserting his own merits suf
ficiently to make clear with their brilliancy
the general's blurred mental vision.
It is with a heart turgid with bitter
emotions that the compassionate observer
contemplates the divinely inspired genius
of this sensitive, retiring soul redounding
to the credit of others, and tears of sym
pathy will have theic way, as it is realized
thpt the cruel blow has been inflicted by
his lifelong friend and patron, Gen. Casey.
Mr. Green's must be "divinely inspiredgen
lus," because the effort to meet the many
peculiar, sul generis requirements of this
elaborate structure kept some of the most
distinguished architects of two hemi
spheres, forty-one in number, and the two
houses of Congress, and especially the
Select Committee on Additional Accom
modations for the Library, appointed in
1880 for this particular purpose, under the
chairmanship of Senator Voorhees, pretty
busy froml873 to 1SSG. And because, fur
ther, the architectural profession was
deeply impressed by the difficulties of the
"Nothinir can be more evident to the )
architectural mind than that the many
points of accommodation are exceptional
in their nature and require exceptional
and in some respects unprecedented archi
tectural dispositions, both internally and
externally of both plan and elevation."
American Architect and Building News,
Now, this supremely gifted creature
had no education as an architect, was an
engineer, and yet he saw at once that all
prior efforts were those of pygmies and
had been in vain, and, by other means
than education, learning and experience
in architectural creation, by some mys
terious resources evolved from his own
inner consciousness, in fifty-one daj-s,
"in the first two months, between Oc
tober 2 and November 23, 1888," the en
tirely "new and different" plans which
"we (he and the general) made" were
completed. The ordinary mind is struck
with awe at the Herculean mentality
here depicted, dormant for many years,
but suddenly rushing forth in its native
power and purity, untrammelled by the J
DEfXER SETS OF 100 1'IECKS,
knows the prices of "Agate" and
Coffee Pots, 3 qts 312c
Squaie Roasting Pans, 12x12 34c
Double Milk or nice Boilers, 3 qts 59c
CWcc Pots, 4 qts 37o
Seamless Berlin Saucepans, with cover,
2 qts 25o
Seamless Berlin Saucepans, witli cover,
3 qts 29o
Seamless Berlin Saucepans, with cover,
4 qts 34o
Seamless Berlin Saucepans, with cover,
Seamless Berlin Saucepans, with cover,
a qts 47c
Flat Skimmers, with long handle 9c
Pudding Pans, in one piece, Z qts lie
Pudding Pans, in one piece, 3 qts 12c
Pudding Funs, in one piece, 4 qts 13c
Double Milk or Rice Boilers, 2 qts 47c
i-y each for 25,000 Tull size Crvstal
(, Glass Table Tumblers; with bands.
x-'v 3c. for the "bell ringing" fllnc
for 5,000 artistically engraved lead
Glasses. 5c. each Tor 5,000 supe
rior full size Table Goblets.
rtp"' ror choice of 10,000 pieces: half
7Sr gallon pitchers, riovver vases, celery
trays, rruic liowls and six taucerh,
sugar txjwls, butter dishes, cream pitchers,
spoon holders; cut glass patterns.
ao for choice of 100 punch bowls and
7(SL t;r,c- IH'r lozen for punch glasses
' v-'w facsimiles of very expensive cut
petty rules and learning necessary for the
guidance of mere mortals-, to the accom
plishment or the giant achievement or
this or any other age.
Heie again the retiring disposition of
real worth, and the generous self-abnegation,
peculiaily Mr. Green's own, have
somewhat dimmed the cfrulgent glory of
his mighty deed. lie says the plans which
"we made," thereby dividing with the
general. But the general declared he
knew nothing of architecture and up to his
death assumed no architectural author
inip. The understanding of common mortality
wobbles on its bearings under the weight
of wonder, admiration, and reverence, not
unmixed with dread, that oppresses it as
the fact dawns unou it th.it Mr creen, in
fifty-one days.nlonc.did it all! Stupendous
revelation! Marvelous maul
It took Mr. Smitiimejer and Mr. Pelz
nearly the whole of thiiteen years to
bring their plans to such a satisfactory
state of perfection that it was apparent
to the many 'inineiit gentlemen who had
the procuring of plans in charge and to the
librarian, Mr. Spofford, and to Congress
that the requirements of such a building
were fully met In them. In accomplishing
this they met in competition forty-one
architects from this country and abroad,
and their plans were repeatedly ac
cepted as superior to all others. Mr.
Smithmeyer had traveled over Europe
and studied, practically, all of its li
brary aichitecture, as also In this country.
The literatuie of the Italian Renaissance
and of library aichitecture was also ex
hausted by them. Of the work of Messrs.
Smithmeyer and Telz, the United States
Court of Claims said:
"Claimants in the year 187-1 gave up
their pri-ate business as architects, and
fiom that time on until lfeSG devoted
themselves almost exclusively to the
preparation of the plans above described."
It is true that they aie onlj aichitects,
and it is further true that they competed
during those thirteen years only with
architects, and that their plans were
adopted after comparison with those of
olier architects, who, though the best of
the profession, were, after all, only arch
itects, and not engineers.
Had Mr. Smithmeyer and Mr. Fclz en
counteied an engineer in this long com
petition, or the Gargantuan intellect, to
the heaven-kissing immensity of which
tills paper is a feeble tribute, their career
would have been short and disastrous,
and.no doubt, they would have been eaily
driven fiom the lield.
Had Congress only realized, in 1873, that
the solution of difficult architectural prob
lems and the .production of architectural
beauties were but the pastime of even
subordinate engineers, all of the time and
labor, from 1873 to 1886, except that
of the first fifty-one days, would have
been saved I '
It is apparent, too, that Mr. Green, In
his fervid generosity, which ignored his
own great claims and crowned Gen. Casey's
son as architect, in his lecture, has over
looked certain, small matters which sound
discretion should have induced him to
bear in mind.' It is very apt to be so
when we act from tiie warm impulses of
the heart. ,
Gen. Casey's, 6on was not given employ
ment on this building until 1892, and, Mr.
Green says, the "new and different" plans
weremade"inthefirst two mouths between
October 2 and November 23, 1888." When
Mr. Green made this statement to the
committee, only three months ago, he made
no mention of the general's young son as
architect, or inany other connection, though
the son had then had employment on the
building about two years, and though the
committee questionedMr. Green very closely
in regard to the matter, but said "wc
made," indicating himself and the general
only. Mr. Spofford appeared equally ignor
ant thatGen. Casey'sson was the architect,
for, when he was questioned about the
plans by the committee, he, too, failed to
mention that intei2sting young gentleman's
name, and, finally, during an inquiry last
ing many days, n one of the members of
Che Joint Conuiiitcee on the Library men
tioned it. Also, in 1S92, before the son
was given employment by the father on
the building (then ouilt to the roof), or
had any connection with it whatever, the
latter dismissed Mr. Pelz by letter con
taining the following:
"As you have now entirely completed
" nrn'n t -
Square Roasting Pans, 13x13
Square Roasting Pans, 1 4x14
Square Roasting Pans, 15x15
Oblong Roasting Pans, 9x13
Oblong Roasting Pans, 10x14
Oblong Roasting Pans, 11x15
Basting Spoons, 10-inch
Basting Spoons, 12-inch
Covered Bucket,2 qts
Covered Bucket, 3 qts
Lipped Saucepans, 2 qts
Lipped Saucejmis, 2 1-2 qts
Lipped Saucepans, y qts
Lipped Saucepans, 4 qts
Lipped Saucepans, 5 qts-
Lipped Preserving Kettles, 2 qts
Lipped Preserving Kettles, 2 1-2 qtB.
Lipped Preserving Kettles, 3 qts
Lipped Preserving Kettles, G qts
Flags and Bunting.
All-wool U. S. Flags of standard bunting,
uiiruiuucu ausoiuieiy jasc coior.
Size. Price. Size. Price.
- x 3 65c. Ox a $3.50
2 1-2x4 UOC. 0x10 S3.75
3 X 5 $1.45 0X12 $4.50
- X O SJ.85 8X1U S5.25
4 X O $2.00 8X15 50.50
4 XV $2.J5 lOxlH S9.25
4 X 8 $2.45 10X20 $10.00
5 X is $2.75 12X20 $10.75
5 X10 $3.35
-j i r J'arl ror warranted best of All-wool
I lL, a,ul Fast Color Bunting, 18 inches
I n yard for the bunting usually sold at
V4L .ic. and 5c. yard. .Not guaranteed.
each 18x36 Bunting Flags, fast
colors. Mounted on 5-foot pole,
finished, with gilt spear head.
the designs of the architectural character
istics and features of the building for
the Library of Congress, both exterior and
interior, I have to state that your services
will no longer lie required."
The objectof the son's employment was
In connection with the painting and other
surface decoration of an allied character.
Many men have such occupation and are
These little circumstances show how
completely Mr Green's designation of the
general's Eon as the architect, as well
as the fatherly act of the general in plac
ing him on the tablet as such, was ex
gratia and not de jure.
Uncharitable people might say that Mr.
Green was deeply imbued with the truth
in, and advantages from adherence to, the
proverb: "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis
lotly to be wise," calling to mind that
when he was asked, on November 20, 1896,
by Mr. Quigg; "Have yon got in your pos
session the original papers submitted to
Congress by Mr. Smitlimeyer?" he replied;
"The records are meager. I do not know
what drawings were submitted, only that
the law refers to a plan submitted to a
committee, and I do not thiuk it is in my
Uncharitable people would base their
unjust suspicions on tiie vast difference
between the limited knowledge of its
architectural history had by Mr. Green,
who was connected with the erection of
the building under Gen. Casey, and the
full knowledge had by others not so blest
One of the expert architects, on the
witness stand in the Court of Claims trial
in 1889, in response to the question, "Have
j on seen anj plansordrawingspreparedby
this firm lor the construction of what
is known as the Congressional Library
building" said: 'Tcs, sir; I saw a lot
of drawings yesterday, some in the Capitol
building and some in an oflice upon the
grounds of tiie Library building." An
other expert, in answer to the question,
"State whether or net your attention has
been called to the plans and drawings
prepared by Messrs. Smitlimeyer and Pelz
for the construction of the Congressional
Library building in Washington," said:
"I have been shown a very large lot of
drawings Tor that building."
Question. "Prepared by Messrs. Smith
meyer and Pelz?"
Answer. "Prepared by Messrs. Smith
meyer and Pelz."
Question. "Where were they?"
Answer. "Those that 1 saw were at the
office of the Library, on Capitol Hill, and
I saw some in the Committee room of the
Library at the Capitol."
Still another witness, referring to the
Smithnieyer aud Pelz plans, said: "I saw
the plans In the office of tlm architect of
the library building."
Answer. "This morning."
Question. "The plans for the differ
ent designs of the building?"
Answer. "Yes, sir."
Question. "Do you remember about how
many designs there were?"
Answer. "About a dozen, I think."
Question. "Do you remember about
how many drawings there were?"
Answer. "1 was told there were about
a hundred or a little over."
Question. "Do you judge that was cor
Answer. "I judge so, from the ap
pearance of the plans. I could not ex
actly say without counting them."
And, further, this witness said in'regard
to the same plans:
"I consider that the number of designs
nroivirtMl fnr tlmr. builrliticr-ivmilfl fnr mm??
than overbalance any omission in the way
of specification. It is very unusual to
prepare so many different designs for one
building and to prepare them in such a
complete manner as those were prepared."-
And, finally, Mr. Alnsworth R. Spofford,
Librarian, closely associated withthelabors,
since 1873, which have resulted in this
building, was examined before the Joint
Committee on Library, on November 21,
1896, the day after Mr. Green made his
statement. Representative Quigg, re
ferring to the act or 1896, directing the
erection of the building by the plans of
Messrs. Smithmeyer and Pelz, said:
"Now,- before that was adopted, the
Smithmeyer plans were in the hands of
anxious that residents should rec
ommend visitors to The Palais Royal,
we herewith quote the following special
for the "Washington Souvenir Spoon,
C' con-taining views of White House,
Capitol, Mount Vernon and Monu
ment. Each spoon bears the words "Sterling
Silver." Guaranteed 725-1000 fine.
n for Rand, McNally & Co.'s "Fifty Views
C' of "Washington." Such is the name of
this popular 2oc book, though it really
contains sixty-nine views.
yard for Extra Heavv Scotch Dam
ask, bleached. 64" inches wide.
Six new 1897 designs. 49c a yard
but worth 59 cents.
yp yard ror 72-lnch Irish Table Dam
( jL ask that is positively the equal of
xv the linen usually sold at $1. We
know ic. i.ou should.
vard Tor Fine Double Satin Dam
ask. Kapkins to match are S1.S9
dozen for o-S size; 2.93 for 3-4
j1 ror verv Fine but Heavv-weisrht
1 ' C German nuck Towels, 19x37
2 inches. We claim them the besc
12 l-2c Towels in Washington, asking you
to be judge.
-tflrt ror tne Towels such are generally
II IT sold at 12 l-2c. .Note that the
are heavy Buck, hemmed, 20x36
Inches. $1.10 a dozen.
yf. each, or $1.75 dozen, for Ilemrr.ed
I Si Buck Towels, 22x44 inches. V.'e
directly Imported 500 dozen, and
can orrer you the Towels usuaUv sold at
Oc ror only 15c.
yard for 15-inch All-linen Glass
Toweling, guaranteed quality, usu
ally sold at 10c.
jp'- for 51-inch Duck Scarfs, stamped
JSL in new and artlsUc designs. Only
19c ror those 72 Inches long. Art
rs rf dozen for the new "Helios Floss,"
Works smoothly and washes per
fectly. Shown in all the art shades.
Mr. Spof ford " 5Tes, and exhibited in
both Houses. "
Rt-p. Quigg "Do you know where at
present a copy of such plan3 may bo
Mr. Spofford "The larger part of them
are with the engineer superintendent of
Rep Quigg "Bernard R. Green?"
Mr. Spoftord "Yes, sir."
Rep. Quigg "He has charge of these
Mr. Spofford "Yes, sir."
The eminent Librarian is widely known
for the extent and accuracy of his infor
mation. Upon the foregoing testimony the un
chiiiitable and superficial reasoner might
infer thick, dull, opaque ignorance on the
part of Mr. Green relative to everything
about the building beyond piling one stone
upon another as directed by Gen. Casey.
But he who sees but the surfaccof things
cannot appreciate Mr. Green. Mr. Green
is not an ordinary man, as we have most
forcibly shown, and cannot be understood
by the application of ordinary rules.
It is to be presumed that Mr. Green
found the authorship of the plati3 irk
some to him, when added to the weight
of the many other triumphs in the arts
for which he is so widely known, being
naturally modest, and felt that, being his
own, he could dispose of it as he would,
and so gave it to the son of his old pa
tron, out of love and respect for the de
parted. But it does look awkward and
tends to give rise in the minds of the en
vious to unpleasant suspicions.
It will be borne in mind that, just priorto
the lecture, Mr. Smithmeyer aud Mr. Pelz
had declared, in a iaper to the United
States Senate, that the plans were theirs,
and that the United States Court or Claims,
after searching judicial inquiry, l.ad so de
termined, their judgment being affirmed
by the Supreme Court of the United States
It is also a fact that this judicial considera
tion extended from April 17, 1889, to Jan
uary 23, 1893, beginning several months
after the "new and different"' plans, which
Mr. Green says "we made." were ready to
be put In evidence against the presumptu
ous assertions of authorship made by Mr.
Smithmeyer and Mr. Pelz: and until June
9, 1S93, while the building itself als) be
came evidence, the entirely "new aud dif
ferent" plans lay in the keeping of the
government, a sure damnation of unjust
pretensions. Here again Mr. Green's benev
olence and distaste for honors had full
sway. Be yearned to be the lencfactor
of Mr. Smithmeyer and Mr. Pelz. and re
frained from going on the witness stand to
confound them'. And it is a further fact that
leading architects of this country, includ
ing M r.Richard MorrI s Hunt, then P resident
of the American Institute of Architects anil
Member of the Academy of France, were
on the witness stand In this suit, m 18S9,
and that the Attorney General's office ex
hausted Its large powers in efforts to se
cure additional experts of the profession in
opposition to the claimants, and tl at there
were the "new and different' plans, com
plete, in 188S, open for thescrutmy and ex
amination or all.
Some would suggest that these things
had induced Mr. Green to think that the
claim to the authorship of the building
was a most excellent thing to let go of
and that he had handed it to his young
friend, while he slipped around the neigh
boring corner, as did the Artful -Dodger
when he cunningly switched the hue and
crj' on to poor Oliver Twist. Some would
recall that truly good and gicat man. I'eck
snirf, so maligned by Mr. Chailes Dickens,
who charged that he changed Martin Chuz
zlewit's plan for a grammar school to the
extent of two windows and then appro
priated it as his own. Martin, no doubt
prejudiced, said the change spoiled it.
But Ifortjear. Far be these unholy thoughts
from my miiull The explanation already
nifde, of Mr. Green's splendid gift to
Gen. Casey's son. is clearly coricct.
namely, that it was the sponta
neous gushing of a warm heart, the er
ratic motiors or genius, and the crowning
glory and testof true greatness modesty.
It is Mr. Green's present reputation that
has occasioned anxiety to those who nd
mire him. His future is safe Nor will the
presence of the name of Gen. Casey's young
son on the tablet avail for long to, hide
the exact truth. Far in the East, smiled
upon by its sunny skies and eucirchd by
i the warm caresses of the Mediterranean,
Two thousand Undergarments
with a thrilling history will be
first shown in Washington on
Monday in the corner adjoining
RRn wUI secnre choice o" garments
UUu ntaue to "l as $1. m ti.e 1st
.-.. . .?re lace ana emhroWery tnmred
implre Gowns and Cheruiaes. Uir.orella
siiirts and Drawers, French Corset Covers-
QOn ror LaH3" $1.23 Gloria Cmbrel
tUu ,as wrth expenere-kfclBg Ires
den and rancy fcaatMes be' aosa
the maker had a surplus.
OKn ror B"oocc3 aad Lace Pms of
tOcU hMttation precious swaes. repre
senting clover leaves r wreafd,
etc Tirraav oeiUngs. Look worth .un-
areds or dollars.
for 12-biKoa or elhow I-"gth
white Suede iCkl lousequ--ire
Gloves because the importer was
Tor Ladies', Mbses and Bovs 19o
because rival mairers soretiruea
1A Q for Tokes awl Coliars or ex
,tfct? qirisite teces and rlbfcons.w rth
lift tfi ? d. lurffll,Ba fhar -? T rw
had so further use lor hia samples.
i Q n yard iOT choice or Rihfcons tc rth
UJ ui lo 60c becaooe the n-uer
gave us hia loom ends" at a
7Qn yard for the usual 51 00 ZcsLsh
I VJ Whipcord SuiUags because we
would have a magnet to dra"w
crowds to the second ftoor tomorrow
RQn T3"1 or the 45-inj Black Bro
UOu caicd Grenadines-becau:.' uter-
... . . ni,I,ed to quote the least pru e ir
fifin yard Tor the new ami hea-'-.f.j
UUU Tarreta Silks for street and even
ing wear because as above
QQn lRSead or SI. 25 to $1.50 a vard
tOb for tn 45-mch Spangle Gzes.
Sappho Crepes and Fancy chif-
rons -because the demand for such will ha
nil after the Inauguration Boll
"i K n lnstead of 25e. to 40c a vard for
0v - to ,DCU Batiste Laces -be-cause
the importer closed out hu
last pieces to us.
to 19e. yard ror Torchon Laes.
- to- 7 inches aride because V er
are imitatioDsof tnoe band n.ade.
yard for narrow Cambric idges,
worth 5c.. 6c. and 7c a yai'.-l e
cause wetoukall the importer i.ad
lies the Isle of Pharos. There, bef .re the
.Saviour's birth, a proud Egyptian n rar h,
caused to be erected, in ciinmemorj.. a
of his greatness a lofty marble tower aid
had inscribed tbereou "I'tolemv II, Pi.i.a
delpdus, ' and permitted nothing c re.
Wlnle the years rolled on by that name ww
concealed the real genius to whui. the
glorius structure was a monument. Buc
after this unjust wiekler of tempt raxy
power had parsed the bourne cf shad
ows and was dust, changes aipear'd la
the face of tablet wherein he bad ciued
his name to be emblazoned. Plaster had
been spread over the marble and in tuafi
perishable material had been stamped tLe
ruler's name. But a3 time etched and
eroded it and it crumbled away, I- there
shone out from the underlying "impcnsLa
ble stone, Tor the centuries to Snow ar.d
praise, the architect's name. Sosiraus
So when the plaster of dishouesr pre
tensions, now bat thinly okscunng the
genius from which our budding has gr.wn,
shall be washed away by the cleans.ng
touch of time, in Us artistic grace, b' aaty
and grandeur will be seen and recgnL ed
its real architects.
My aim is accomplished, my work is d e.
and a feeling of soothing" ccntc-ntn-er.
like unto the bliss of the lotua-eattr, or
the dreams of paradise which areer.cha jt cd
from the upward circling smoke cf tue
drowsy pppy. possesses me.
Justice has been done Mr Green and I
am well satisfied that his real merits are
now so firmly fixed tnat even the n ighty
strength of his mcUety, genero:tv nd
a rtistic genius. luminous as isthe latter w ta
divine rajs, cannot prevail to disturb tb ax
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