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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. 1895) TWENTY PAGES.
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I S3 Boots for Women, I
Made from our specially prepared "Vitalic" Kid. tanned expressly for
us which never hardens, cracks, scuffs, or loses its lustre. The soles of
these shoes are of finest scoured, oak-tanned leather, which is healthful,
odorless, and extremely flexible. These shoes are hand-sewed, stitched
with the finest silk thread, smoothly and beautifully finished and made
by the most skilled American labor.
Being made on four special, scientific lasts, each adapted respectively
to the average tastes and anatomical requirements of the "Wives," "Moth
ers," "Daughters," and "Sisters" they are undoubtedly amongst
The Most Comfortable, the Most Healthful,
the Most Beautiful Shoes
Ever Made for Womankind.
We have these Shoes at present in ten different styles of laced and
button, either turn or welted sales, made on the
Wires 'Walking" Last.
Daughters' "Dress" Last.
AA to E widths.
Two Special Attractions
. . . FOR THIS WEEK . . .
2 Special lots of
Ladies' $3 and v
$3.50 Dress Boots at
About 250 pairs in all.
Ladies' fine Kid Laced Boots,
with patent leather tips, back-fox-Ing,
and trimmings made to sell
Fine Patent Leather Laced tnade-for-58.60
Boots. Both lots were sold
to us under price therefore this
. . . FOR
Tan Harvard Calf,
Box or Wax Calf.
Regular S3 values.
Tan Storm Calf,
Black Box Calf,
or Sterling Calf
with leather or
stout drill linings.
Eest Shoes ever
offered at the price.
S JUE.UH.fi.JUL &.
ffjilifi fir C,a
THREE RELIABLE SHOE HOUSES,
M YORK'S BIG PARADE
0r3ers for the Formation of the
General Roe AtKlKTnf Places "Where
the Orsanlrntlons "Will Rendezvous
i-Rear Admiral Philip to "Welcome
"?the Hero of Manila nval Union
JacU 3IIhcd From tlic Decorations.
.riNEW YORK, Sopt. 22. General Roe,
chairman of the committee of the land pa
rade, today issued orders for the formation
iofthe parade. According to General Roe's
,plans the detachment of the U. S. Navy
will form in Rivorside Drive, "with the
'liead of the column near the Claremont
Restaurants; the Cadet Corps of the U. S.
Military Academy and the detachment of
the U. S. Army on Claremont Avenue
north and south of 122d Street. The For-.ly-cigbth
Highlanders on Claremont Ave
nue north and south of 122d Street, and
the National Guard, naval militia, and old
vguard of the State of New York on the
Boulevard north and south of 122d Street,
The detachment of the visiting National
Guards will form on cross streets from
126th Street east of Amsterdam Avenue to
ll"th Street. According to General Roe's
orders the formation of troops on and
west of the Boulevard must be completed
at 11 o'clock in the morning, and that of
the troops east of the Boulevard before 12
o'clock. The parade will move at 11
o'clock. All the organizations of the vet
erans of the Civil War will form on River
side Drive and Seventy-second Street west
and join the column there.
It was announced at the navy yard this
morning that when the Olympla is sighted
off Atlantic Highlands by the marine ob
server. Rear Admiral Philip, with his aide.
Commander Kelley. and Captain Wildes,
will put out in the navy yard tugboat Nar
keta and board the Olympla, Rear Admiral
Philip welcoming Admiral Dewey In the
name of the Navy to the port of New York.
Further naval formalities will he left to
the commander of the North Atlantic
Squadron. Rear Admiral Sampson, who will,
after the Olympla swings into place at the
bead of the floet anchored off Tompklns
vllle. go on board the Olympla, greet Dewey
in the name of the North Atlantic Squad
ron, and then turn over the command of
the whole fleet to the newly-arrived Ad
ixnirsl. All these movements will be ac
compaatod by the usual official ceremonies
and coHrteeioc. It was stated that the as
Eemhlod fleet will not steam from Its an
chorage to meet the Oljmpin, but will re
main In its present berth and salute the
Admiral as he passes. After Rear Admiral
Sampson has paid his rctpects to Dewey,
the captains and junior officers, in
order of rank, will visit the Olyrapia also.
It is a surprising fact that in a cele
bration in honor of an Admiral no promi
nence, and indeed almost no si ace, is
given to the special emblem of the Navy,
the naval union jack. The cause of the
neglect of this most appropriate symbol jn
the various plans for the Dewey decora
tions is bard to find, unless, Indeed, people
in general are Ignorant that the jack is dif
ferent from other flags and has a meaning
til its own. The committee of the Mural
Mothers' "Comfort" Last.
Sisters' "Fashion" Last.
Sizes 2 to 8.
Ladies and Misses'
Half a dozen different styles
Ladles' and Misses' VicI Kid
Laced and Button Boots with
medium or heavyweight soles,
kid or patent leather tips
better than any shoe that,
at prevailing wholesale prices,
could be sold at $1-50.
MEN . . .
Gem Calf Custom
Shoes as soft as kid
shine like patent
throughout with finest
vici kid and are
to any former
Cor. 7th ani K Sts.
BH and 1916 Pa. Ave.
233 Pa. Ays. S. E.
Painters Society, which has suggested
plans for the decoration of the stands be
tween Twenty-sixth and Thirty-fourth
Streets, has paid no attention to this point,
and for reasons which, as given by one
of the committee, are a little peculiar.
The color scheme recommended, according
to this gentleman, is blue and white, the
colors of the Navy uniform, the white also
standing for the color of the ships.
The Admiral's private flag four white
stars in a blue field will appear on the
city hall and on the reviewing stand on
Fifth Avenue, but the union jack has been
almost unnoticed, and Its use has not been
recommended for the reason, said one of
the committee, that the jack is not per
sonal to Adplral Dewey, but Is significant
of the navy in general. Several officers of
the Navy who served during the Civil War
expressed themselves as opposed to this
PHDLADELPHIA, Sept. 23. John Thilip
Sousa can join the Dewey parade in New
York if he so desires. It Is announced
that the management of the National Ex
port Exposition has granted permission to
him to absent himself from the exposition
on that day.
A great many people have written to the
Navy Department recently for permission
to witness the naval ceremonies In New
York Harbor In honor of Admiral Dewey
from ships of the receiving squadron under
command of Rear Admiral Sampson. These
applications have come from foreign min
isters, prominent public men, and repre
sentatives of newspapers. All such re
quests were referred to Admiral Sampson,
who, under the established practice of ths
department, has full discretion as to the
persons who shall be permitted to go on
board vessels under his command. Mr.
Allen, the Acting Secretary of the Navy,
yesterday received from Admiral Sampson
a copy of a general order issued by him in
which It Is stated that only persons wear
ing uniforms will be admitted on the decks
of the warships during the Dewey cere
monies. This disposes of the matter so far
as the Navy Department is concerned.
HONORS POB BRAV: MEN.
The Mcdnln Ordered by Congress
Ready for nencj'd Kijjhters.
The LC00 medals ordered by Congress to
be presented to the officers and crew of the
fleet under command of Commodore
Dewey at Manila, have been finished by
Tiffany & Co., of New York, and are now
at the Navy Department. The medals are
of bronze, suspended from bars, and are
decorated by an American eagle with out
stretched wings, the shield of the United
States, a laurel wreath of victory, and
a sword of justice grouped, with the waves
of the ocean for a background.
The heavy silk ribbon on the back of
each medal consists of two blue stripes and
one of yellow, which signify that the
American blue vanquished the Spanish yel
low. Daniel Chester French, a New York
sculptor, furnished the design. The medals
cost S10.000, and were ordered in accordance
with a resolution Introduced in the Sen
ate by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge.
The Nciv Two-Dollar BUI.
The Treasury Department will begin pay
ing out the new two-doliar bills just as
scon as the stock of $800,000 of the old issue
has been disposed of. Some of the new
twos have been paid out In very small
quantities. The number issued to date is
13,898 bills. The new bill Is very handsome
and in appearance loois smaller than the
IN THE ISLE OF PUS
A Comparatively Unknown Bit of
Its I'mlo eloped Rlchea in Pine.
Mahogany, Iron, mid Quicksilver
Mlnernl SuriiiKr mid Iteuntifnl
3InrIIeH Xue-n Geronn, the IUrth
lilnee of CviiiiKL-liim Cisneros.
NUEVA GERONA, Isle of Pines, Aug. IS.
This big island, with an area of more
than COO square miles, has only two small
towns Nueva Gerona, its capital, and
Santa Fe, fifteen miles farther inland. To
reach them, you must sail around to the
northern coast, winding in and out the
channels between a hundred cays and islets,
all green with mangrove thickets. Nueva
Gerona lies three miles from the soa, up
the river Casas, and to its wharf comes
once a week the small si earner Protcc
tora, from Batabanao, the southern port
of Havana province. Santa Fe has a port
cf its own, seven miles distant, called
Jucaro, on the Santa Fe river, several miles
above the Caribbean. Vessels drawing more
than five feet of water cannot approach
either port, because of shallow water otr
the bars at the mouths of the rivers.
Disembarking at Jucaro, you see a few
idle daikeys ljungin? on it- tumble-down
pier, beside a quantity of railway ties,
roofing beams and tobacco poles, piled up
for exportation, and beyond find two or
three antiquated volantcs and as many ox
carts, waiting to convey passengers and
their luggage to Santa Fe. Though its
resident population is less than 200, the
town is a famous one on account of the
wonderful thermal springs, which Cubans
believe will almost resuscitate the dead.
The drive thereto from Jucaro is an expe
rience to linger in the memory. Each de
crepit volante is drawn by three mules har
nessed tandem, and over their heads the
driver flourishes his whip with prolonged
"Mulas-ah-h-h-h!" that make the welkin
ring, as you are rattled along the stony
road at a pace which threatens to disjoint
your own frame together with that of the
vehicle. After the sand-dunes and man
grove vegetation of the coast, comes a
desolate region of cacti and dwarf palmet
toes, so liKe the Arizona desert that you
involuntarily look around for rattlesnakes
and Gila monsters; gradually displaced, as
the hills are neared, by scanty grass, cei-
bas, and yellow pines. Presently steep
and gullied byways make rapid transit no
longer possible and you find yourself In
fern drape-d canyons arched with living
green, which by contrast to the coast
scenery have the effect of coming into dim
cathedral aisles from a commonplace city
street, and the Impresslveness lof a fine
quotation from the Bible in a "yellow
The Hamlet of Holy Faith.
The wretched little hamlet is well named
"Holy Faith," for it requires a great deal
of that intangible commodity to make bear
able its many discomforts. A wide, bare
space in the centre of the village, called
by courtesy a plaza, is given over to heaps
of garbage and discarded cans, hungry
dogs, and wandering donkeys. Around this
general dumping ground the low, thatched
cottages are built, straggling off Into ir
regular, unpaved streets. There Is no inn
or other public accommodation for man or
beast, and the sooner you get out of the
wretched place the better; so you re-enter
the dilapidated volante and proceed at once
to the springs.
Hidden in the heart of low, green hills
is the celebrated spa, with nothing to in
dicate its existence until you are fairly
upon it but a brook or two, from which
ascending steam gives warning of waters
unusually heated. A sudden turn In the
road reveals a surprising transformation
scene from Santa Fe several stately struc
tures, built of stone, surrounded by beautifully-kept
grounds, with many well-dressed
people loitering under the trees and lolling
in hammocks swung in wide verandas.
These stone and marble casas are the spa
hotels, to which, for many years, the
wealthiest Cubans and titled captains-general
from Spain and invalids from all parts
of the West Indies, have come for health
and recreation. In their large, cool rooms
you may find some of the comforts of life;
but, of course, a great deal is lacking,
which, under present circumstances, cannot
be supplied. By and by, when prosperity Is
restored to long-suffering Cuba, some
Northern bonifaces will come down here
with sufficient capital and make an ideal
resort. And with them will come other
much-needed improvement, such as dredging
the mouth of the river and constructing a
tram line between Jucaro and Santa Fe.
The climate of the -whole island Is as.
near absolute perfection as can be found
this side of heaven the dry, pure air
cooled by ocean breezes and odorous of the
health-giving breath of pine forests. Be
sides the many medicinal springs, are sev
eral deep bathing pools, of about blool
temperature. At present only one of the
latter is used that named Templada
(temperate), near the Santa Rita Hotel.
A house has been erected over it, divided
into compartments for ladies and gentle
men, each bath being twelve feet by six,
with four feet of water on a stone floor.
The temperature is 82 degrees Fahrenheit,
and the water Is very strongly Impregnated
with iron, magnesia, silex, oxygen, car
bonic acid gases, chloride of sodium,
chloride of calcium, sulphate of lime, ni
trate of lime, and nobody knows what
other constituents. Tho combination
makes the nastiest drink imaginable, be
side which the savor of addled eggs, com
mon to many mineral springs, is as am
brosia; and even the odor of it generally
acts on new-comers as a lively emetic.
The regulation cure as prescribed by Cu
ban doctors for almost every disease known
to materia medica is two baths a day and
four glasses or the water. Formerly the
Spanish Government kept an official sur
geon here and nobody was allowed to bathe
without first paying to him a consultation
fee of $3.75 in gold, and afterward 20 cents
for each bath. As the baths were invaria
bly prescribed for all comers, the inference
is that the consultation was only another
pretext for putting gold into Spanish pock
ets. SuriirlKln; Cures Effected.
A great many surprising cures have been
effected here of persons far gone in con
sumption, bronchial, rheumatic, and scrof
ulous complaints. Invalids have been
brought from the steamer on litters, ap
parently just ready to give up the ghost,
who in a week's time have been riding
over the hills on horseback, and in a month
have gone home, "good as new." If the
springs were managed by some sensible,
wide-awake, judicious Anglo-Saxon they
would soon become the sanitarium of the
Western Hemisphere, beside which Las Ve
gas in New Mexico, White Sulphur in Vir
ginia, Saratoga, and other of our northern
Spas would hide their diminished heads.
As it is, life can be endured, though lack
ing many of the ordinary "creature com
forts" which render it desirable. Here
pleasure-Eeekers would better stay away;,
but one whose precious health is at stake;
can afford to fight abounding vermin for a
season and put up with fleas, roaches, spi
ders, scorpions, and a thousands wriggling,,
crawling, and stinging 'creatures which
constantly beset the dweller on the Isle of
Pines. You find the pests between tht
sheets and in tho food. They pre-empt
your shoes at night and the garments you
are wearing by day; and if they do not take
bodily' possession of you, whole colonies of
them settling down comfortably in your
hair, cars, nostrils, while you are catching
"forty winks" of troubled slumber in in
tervals of the eternal warfare, you are ex
ceptionally fortunate. Even Eden had its
serpent, you know, and doubtless a more
advanced state of civilization here will
evolve some means of diminishing the
plague of vermin. Expenses at this resort
are very moderate. There are many charm
ing walks and drives in the neighboring
hills, and interesting all-day excursions
may bo made to sugar estates and pineap
ple plantations. The natives of Isla do
Pinos seem to be simple, kind-hearted folk,
who find their greatest pleasure In chatting
with strangers and listening to accounts of
the outer world. To thorn, all beyond the
horizon's rim, or, at most, beyond the lim
its of Cuba, is a terra Incognita, of more
than Munchausen wonders. The young
children go about entirely naked and tho
universal innocence, combined with the ut
most dignity and punctilious courtesy, is
charming to behold.
Nueva Gerona, on tha River Casas,
backed by green hills and fronted by an
emerald plain dotted with royal palms, is
delightfully situated andjbeaut'ful to be
hold from a distance, either app oachel by
sea or by the excellentnatural road to
Santa Fe. But it is another illustration of
view." Though the capital of the ls"and
and the seat of what little government
there is, its population has never exceeded
three hundred, not including the Spanish
garrison which in times past he ped to
make some third-rate gaiety. It is a
healthy place, however, all the water used
coming from a magnesium spring, said to
be very beneficial in cases of stomach trou
ble. Baths have been built, into which
water from the spring is conducted. The
barracks occupy an open plat2au, just out
side the town limits, and are large stoue
buildings with interior courts, capable of
accommodating three hundred Eoldisrs.
Evniiprelluu Cisneros' Ilirtliplaec.
Nuea Gerona was the birth-place of
Evangelina Cisneros, the Cuban hero ne so
much talked of last year in the United
States, and here her life was spent until
the age of nineteen, when the persecutions
of a would-be Spanish lover ssnt her to
the dreadful Recoaidas prison of Havana,
from which, as all the world knows, she
was subsequently rescued by an American
journalist, assisted by several young Cu
bans. Among the latter was Carloj Car
bonell, a wealthy bachelor banker of Ha
vana. He drove the carriage in which the
escaped damsel was conducted from prison,
and he drove it direct to his own hou e, in
a crowded quarter of the city, right under
the nose of the Spanish officials. There
the fair Evangelina remained several days,
until the time came for her to board an
American steamer, disguised a3 a boy.
Everybody knows the rest. Tho pretty ro
mance ended (or ought we to say it be
gun?) in her marriage to Senor Carbone'l,
some months later. In Washington, D. C,
and now Mr. and Mrs. Carbonell, at home
in Havana, are the proud parents of a
bouncing boy. who was lately christened
"Fitzhugh Lee." The Cisneros family,
though eminently respectable, was pcor
and obscure; therefore in Cuba, the alli
ance of the daughter with an aristocrat is
considered a long step upward for the
The natural resources -of the Isle of
Pines are just now attracting considerable
attention, and not long ago our Assistant
Secretary of War made public a volumi
nous report concerning them, from Colonel
Bliss, the "United States' collector of cus
toms at Havana. TKie soil is extremely
fertile, but only a small 'portion of the
island is under cultivation. A few of the
green valleys are used as cattle ranges.
Tobacco and sugar are grown to a limited
extent and pineapples are perhaps the staple
product There has been some trade in
woods mahogany, pine, and cedar, and
might be a great deal more. Spirits of
turpentine, pitch, tar, sulphur, tortoise
shell and crystals, are also among the
possible exports. Silver, quicksilver, and
iron exist in the hills, and the marble
quarries are practically exhaustless.
Reautlful Mountain Runlet.
Tho mountain ranges that cross the isl
and In several directions are almost en
tirely composed of beautiful marbles, of
every variety known and in all the colors
of the rainbow, piled as by art in contrast
ing strata, varying from black, brown, and
grey to palest tints of pink, blue, and
green. Another low mountain, called L03
Cristalas, Is even more curious, its steep
sides being literally coated with rock
crystal of exquisite sea-green" tint. Though
none of these mountaips are of great
height, all are very wild and impressive,
with dark ravines and sheer precipices,
some of them 200 feet in height.
Half a century ago the marble quarries
near Nueva Gerona iwere extensively
worked, and a ood deal of Cuban money
went into the enterprise, which promised
well. But for some unknown reason the
Spanish Government looked on it with dis
favor, and in order to kill the business lev
ied such an outrageous tax on the sand
U6ed in sawing that its promoters had to
give it up. Thus has the mother country
always encouraged home industries in her
colonies. All the taxes formerly collected
in the Isle of Pines by the Bank of Spain
went to Havana, from which one-fourth
was afterward remitted to the inhabitants.
The only dues directly collectible by the
authorities were thoso for slaughtering cat
tle and selling beef. These taxes no longer
exist, as there are practically no cattle left
on the island. There was also an export
duty of 1 1-2 cents on each sack of charcoal
and 7 cents on a cord of wood.
Vast quantities of mangrove and other
soft, scrubby wood make this a fine har
vest field for tho charpoal burner. Last
year about 5,000 bales of tobacco, 100
pounds to the bale, were exported from the
island and sold in Havana for ?40 a bale.
That was an unusual "tobacco year" in
Pinos, because many workers came over
from Vuelto Abajo to escape the war. They
have now returned to their former homes,
where conditions are better, and this year
the island crop will fair to less than 2,000
bales. But the fact remains1 that it might
grow here to obsolute .perfection, if there
were anybody to cultiyate iL Rich laud
may be bought as low as 50 cents an acre.
That suitable for tobacco is not found in
large tracts, but in scattered patches
among the hills, where the settler's great
est drawback would be isolation from the
world. FANNIE BRIGHAM WARD.
SALARY OF LETTER CARRIERS.
Aiuo CummliiKN to A sic CoiiKrre.sN for
Representative Amos Cummings, of New
York, says (hat when Congress meets in
December he will reintroduce bis bill to in
crease the pay of letter carriers to $1,200
per annum. Several years ago he received
a favorable report on his bill to increase
the compensation of letter carriers, but
could never obtain recognition from the
Speaker to call the bill up.
The letter carriers, Mr. Cummings says,
are the poorest paid of public servants,
and, all things considered, they are en
titled to an Increase in their salary. He is
confident that the coming Congress will en
act legislation favorable to the carriers.
The Suietde of a Georgia Farmer.
WAYCROSS, Ga.t Sept. 23. Vernon
Smith, a prosperous truck farmer, residing
on one of Judge J, fe. Williams' planta
tions, across.-Kettle- Creek, three miles
west of the.city, -killed himself in the pres
ence of liiaovife and children. He used a
Smith & Wesson 3S calibre. The ball en
tered his right templo and death followed
instantly. His wife had Just enquired if
he would accompany her to the field to
gather some vegetables. His reply was
"Good-bye. Nan," and the next instant the
report of tho pistol rounded and Smith was
JOURNALIST AND PAINTER
An Artist's Observations on the
Man of the Fourth Estate.
Toll ii Iju Fnrjre's , Protest Against
IVritlnjr for Piililleation Lowell
and Holme Interesting Leaves
From a Summer Sketch Hook.
Druiviiii? Pictures Iy 31oonIiRht.
Columns arc nothing to that undiscov
ered genius, a good news reporter. Patient
and spider-like he will spin oat page af.er
page of copy those clever webs wh.ch
catch and hold the reader's reluctant at
tention. With the painter, it often hap
pens when his newspaper duties confront
him that he would like to hide away.
That he does not shirk is because it would
not be painter-like to do so. Prollems t
are common to him. He meets them in
every new picture he undertakes. Hunt
once said to a discouraged pupil: "Don t
give up; you should see me strugg e and
lose heart over my picture. I am often
tempted to quit trying." Then he adds:
"Into the painting of every truly good pic
ture comes sooner or later this period of
Painters are given credit for more con
fidence in their ability than they possess.
Conceit, "The Autocrat of the Breakfast
Table" declares, is a wholesome thing
within reasonable limits, and he takes sev
eral pages in which to make himself clear
on that point, for he knew as well as any
the danger line. Other masters of litera
ture, too, know that art is not always re
sponsive to one's touch. It is something
different from the hysterical electric door
bell when the "button is pressed. Lowell,
in his "Fireside Travels," tells his "Dear
Storg" the sculptor story that "a man
may scratch an idea, but it is often like
a damp match; It splutters, struggles, and
flickering, finally goes out." It is this
power of the born journalist to be enter
taining, column after column, on a given
subject, against time and under the most
distracting conditions, which inspires deep
admiration in his brother of the brush who
may have ventured far enough into tho
field of journalism to learn its difficulties.
John I.ii Pnrge'.s Advice.
John La Farge, the master painter and
the profoundly Interesting writer on art
topics, in a recent issue of "Scribner's Ma
gazine," argues at length against the wis
dom of a painter writing for publication.
It is not likely that any painter ever wrote
a column for publication that he did not,
somewhere-in the course of his manuscript,
agree entirely with Mr. JLa Farge; still,
they go on writing, these painters, and
some of them are important contributors to
the literature of the time.
F. D. Millet. George Wharton Edwards,
W. H. Shelton. William Hamilton Gibson,
F. Hopkinson Smith, George H. Boughton,
and John La Farge are painter-authors
readily recalled, while among the poets are
T. Buchanan Read, Kenyon Cox, and Theo
dore Robinson all eminent names in the
There is one American painter who early
laid down his brush and made literature
his profession, and that is the genial and
very charming writer, Tudor Jenks, of the
"St. Nicholas" editorial staff. Successful
as he has been In the field of -letters, there
Is little doubt that his heart leans strong
ly toward his first love. There Is in the
art criticism of Jenks' knowledge, sympa
thy, and a sincerity which is highly es
teemed by the artists themselves. However
much one may argue to the contrary, it is
believed by these painters that one must
have painted some to write clearly and in
terestingly about art. "Once a painter al
ways a painter," the reply of Rubens, who
was in London on diplomatic business for
his King, would be a painter's reply today.
"Ycu are a statesman who paints, I be
lieve?" said some one, to which Rubens re
plied, "No, I am a painter who sometimes
concerns himself with matters of state."
"Shnn Talk" of. the Studio.
It is the purpose of this column to re
flect the .itmosphere of the studios and re
veal to the student and interested unpro
fessional reader something cf what Is
happening in the art world from week
to week. If digressions occur, they will
not be so far from "shop" as might at'
first appear. "Shop talk" in art in not that
narrow thing it is in some professions. It
is quite as comprehensive in painting as it
is in literature. All things contribute to
the painter's development. His knowledge
cannot be too wide and his memory must
bo alert and never failing, for, like the
poet in "Festus,"
All thinss were inspiration unto him,
Wood, wold, hill, field, sea, city, solitude.
And crowds and streets and man where'er lie wa?,
And the blue eye ot God which is above us.
He drew his lifjlit from that he was amidst
As doth a lamp from air, which hath itself
Matter of light although it show it not. His
Was but the power to light what might be lit.
Sketch books have an interest that is
little short of a fascination to some people.
They will pass over a collection of finished
pictures in the studio with small enthusi
asm, but let them discover a sketch book
lying on a remote chair and they immedi
ately exclaim, "Oh, may I look through
that?' Given permission, which the art
ist usually does with the apologetic re
maik that the contents are only rough
memoranda, and have little meaning to
anyone but himself, how interested they
become. Their eyes glisten as they ask
questions about the figures and written
notes, the shorthand record of fleeting and
unusual effects, a kind ot.help to memory
which every painter Invents for himself.
It Is only tho written word greatly ab
breviated, since no artist known to the
writer is a master of stenography.
A Summer Sketch Hook.
Glancing over my sketch book of July
and August, I find sketches which bring
back recollections of days that were def
lightful almost beyond comprehension at
the time. It is ever so, notwithstanding
that on the inside of one cover of this
sketch book is pasted these truthful lines
Midway about the circle ot the jear
There is a angle perfict dav thqt lies
Supreme! fair, before our careless eyes
After the spathes of floral bloom appear,
Before is found the first dead leaf uml sere,
It comes, precursor of the autumn skies,
And crown of Spring's endenor. Till it dies,
We do not dream the flawless da is here.
And thus, as on the way of life we speed,
Mindful but of the jos we hope to see,
We ncer think, "These pntcnt hours exceed
All that hate been or that shall ever be;"
Yet .somewhere on our journey we shall sta
Backward to gaze on our midsummer da.
Here Is a sketch of a chubby mountain
boy of five. He had a face like a ripe
peach, which, by the way, Sir Joshua Rey.
noids said an artist should always think of
when painting a portrait of a child. His
curly brown locks shyly peeped through
tha rents in his big straw hat, which, from
many rains, drooped like a tent. His cal
ico shirt and overalls made him picturesque
Indeed, the latter particularly, though rob
bing him somewhat of his baby look; over
alls, eveii "in little," are so mannish. This
lad was an orphan boy, living with his aunt
who for some time had been quite an in
valid. I was a total stranger, but he rushed
up to me and in response to my "hello,"
said: "Did you come to see how well Aunt
Em' Is?" "Yes," I replied. "She's better,"
came the ready answer, and, though I was
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needs have not been neg
lected in this Shoe stock.
Children's Box Calf
11 to 2 ?1.49.
Sl-2 to 101-2 $1-23.
5 to 8 3Sc.
Search the city over,
and you'll not find the
equal of these Ladles'
$2.49 Shoes of ours else
where under $3. Button
and lace, hand
sewed welt. And CO I ft
939 Penna. Avenue.
there for an hour and he scarcely took his
eyes off me, I could net induce him to talk
more. The visit with his elders was most
cordial, but that one burst of talk in the
greeting was all he had to say to me.
"Going to sketch the Pass, are you?"
said the hotel clerk. ""Well., there was a
Cincinnati artist here this summer, and I
never saw a more tickled man than he was
one evening when he returned from the
Pass. He said that while he was at work
on his picture he saw a b!ack bear come
down in the road. All his life, he saidr he
had been hoping to see a hear at home."
I told the surprised clerk that I had no
such ambition, and "you may just send
your bears word to keep close to their
dens while I am doing the Pass." The
fact is, my parents, while I was Etill at
home, killed the sporting instinct 1 was
born with, and so, on leaving those sur
roundings to study art, I ceaseJ to have
any longings to become a hunter. In -the
wildest and loneliest places I have never
felt fear, perhaps because I have never
met anything there to be afraid of, and
then one's enjoyment is deep in such soli
tudes. Often while silently at work have
I listened to scolding squirrels, and had
the little barkers come almost to my fest.
Occasionally a red or grey fox has stolen
stealthily across my picture, but never a
Sketched k" JIoonliRlit.
Nothing in my sketch book has interested
friends more than a pencil sketch of the lit
tle pond at Afton, with its bordering trees
reflected in the little mirror, with the misty
valley beyond. This drawing is tne most
complete and like a finished picture of
anything in the book, and, strange as it
may seem, it was done entirely by moon
light. The hour was 10:30. It was during
the full moon of August last. No touch of
pencil has it received since that night, and
the only light on the paper while the
drawing was being made was the pale, mys
terious, and phosphorescent illumination
from the moon Itself. 1 had made a rough
drawing tho previous night ot another
scene, which led me to make a more serious
attempt to produce a finished picture, and
the result was most gratifying.
I never knew ot the attempt being made
by anyone else, though one often hears
some artist declare that the mystery and
charm of moonlight might be reproduced
on canvas If one could, only see sufficiently
well by the moon's light to work. I have
made a number of experiments in this di
rection, the first being a group of orange
trees I did In Galveston, Tex., many years
ago, and a charcoal sketch and one in pen
cil on white paper of a row of maple trees
in October, made in Cornwall, Conn., In
'06. These drawings have alwas bean re
ceived with expressions of surprise by my
artist friends, while some of teem were a
bit skeptical and perhaps never gave up
entirely their doubts as to the sketches
having been done entirely by the light of
the moon. This latest pencil drawing,
made at Afton, is conclusive proof that a
picture in black and white at least may
be made by moonlight.
JAMES HENRY MOSER.
DE. BAIili'S COMPLAINT.
City and Suburban Car Still Annoy
ing to the I'ctitioner.
Dr. Charles A. Ball, of 233 G Street
northwest, has again written to the Com
missioners in regard to the noise made
by the cars of the City and Suburban line,
onerated on that street. When the munici
pal authorities answered the first protest '
of Dr. Ball they Informed him that the '
noise was due to new motors on the cars I
and lack of proper adjustment. In reply-
ing to the last protest they state that the
company has now adjusted the bearings on
all the cars except one, and the machinery i
does not thump or cause any annoyance.
The noise is due, in the opinion of the
complainant, to the heaviness of the cars.
He does not think such heavy cars ought
to be permitted within the city for the rea
son, he alleges, that they jar the houses
along the route of the road.
The Inspector to whom the complaint
was referred, reported several days ago
that the complaint against the cars is due
to the fact that they are of the greater sue
and weight necessary in the requirements
of both urban and suburban travel. He
does not believe that a further extended
report is necessary unless the question of
the use of the cars within the city is to
Pence Anions: Indians.
The Secretary of the Interior received a
telegram yesterday from the Indian agent
at Unitah Reservation, Colorado, stating
that there has been no outbreak of the In
dians and everything Is quiet there. In re
sponse to other telegrams for information
the Secretary has received late advices
from all the agencies in the West, includ
ing the Ute agencies of Colorado, and
said yesterday morning that no disturb
ances now exist in the Indian country anywhere.
Crowned by public opinion solely on the"
merits of our superior value givingl Not
withstanding the heavy advances In leather
and shoes we are giving greater slice valuer
today than ever before.
for women represent the highest ideal of
shoe perfection. They fit snugly, feel com
fortable and are extremely stylish. Our
fall stock of "Jenuess Miller"
Shoes is in. Lace and but- JJ PA
ton. And onl3 $03 J
The biggest shoes value
for men Is this line of
Puritan Calf Shoes, new
wide toe, calf lined.
Their price should be $3,
but we shall sell fO Q
them special at... LmxJ
Shoes Shined Free.
THE DELEGATES COME
Preparations foi' the Pan-Presliy-teriau
Secretary Matthews E.ttaullshe aa
Oillce-In the New York Avesne
Church Foreisn Members the
GuestH of IMilladelphia Chnrclies
Today Change In the ProKramme.
Rev. "Wallace Radcllffe, D. D., of tha
New YorkAxenue Presbyterian. Church, Is
very busy completing the arrangements
for the reception of the delegates to tha
Pan-Presbyterian Alliance convention,
which opens In his church next Wednes
day. Together with Rev. Dr. Mathews, of
London, England, the secretary, who ha3
been in Washington for some time. Dr.
Radcllffe is arranging the minor details for
the reception of the delegates, who will
begin arriving in large crowds Tuesday.
Dr. Mathews has opened an office In tha
basement of the New York Avenue Church,
New York Avenue and Thirteenth Street,
and all delegates on their arrival In Wash
ington are expected to report there.
Among the arrivals registered yesterday
were Rev. John G. Faton, from the New
Hebrides, New Zealand, and Rev. J. Boa
man, from Pretoria, South Africa. Tha
delegates, about 250 in number, will be the
guests of the Washington Presbyterian
churches, and all of those who have writ
ten that they were coming have been as
signed to hotels, boarding houses, or pri
vate families, and letters with full direc
tions how to reach their quarters on their
arrival in Washington have been mailed
About 100 of the foreign delegates will
be the guests of the Philadelphia Presby
terian churches today and tomorrow, and
will occupy many ot the pulpits of the
Quaker City. They wiil leave Phllade'phia
Tuesday morning, arriving in Washington
about noon. Besides the 250 delegates,
about 1,000 other persons are expected in,
Washington to attend the meetings of the
alliance, among them being nearly all the
editors of the large religious papars.
The Ebbitt House will be the official
headquarters of the alliance outside of the
New York Avenue Church, where the
meetings will be held. The only change
in the programme for the entertainment
of the visitors, is that of the reception
at the Corcoran Art Gallery, which was
originally set for Monday night, October
2. Owing to the fact that on that night
the Dewey parade will take placev the
reception has been changed to Saturday
night, September 30. The committee of
arrangements for the alliance will issue
the tickets ot admission and the Marino
Band will render a programme during the
Dr. Mathews, Dr. Bosman, and Dr. Paton.
w illjroccupy some of the pulpits of the
Presbyterian churches today. Dr. Mathews
will preach at the New York Avenue
Church in the forenoon, and in the Metro
politan Church, Fourth and B Streets
southeast, In the evening. Dr. Paton will
preach at the First Presbyterian Church,
Four-and-a-half Street northwest. In tho
forenoon. Rev. Dr. Bosman will speak in
the evening at the New York Avenue
Church on the religo-politlcal situation la
the Transvaal, South Africa, and as he Is
known to have championed the Boer shla
of the fight with England, his remarks will
attract attention not only in Washington
but all over the country.
GOES TO PSISON POB, I2PE.
Sentence of ficorKe V. Kcrllu for
Murdering Pearl Knott.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga.. Sept. 28. For the
murder of Pearl Knott. George W. Kerlin
will have to servo a life term In the peni
tentiary. The jury returned a verdict yes
terday of guilty, with a recommendation of
On April 18 last the body of Pearl Knott
was found m Flint River, weighted down
with iron, by a Mr. Moore, who was fishing
with a pole for a fish basket. The pole
struck the body and Mr. Moore brought It
to the surface, where he identified, it a3
the body of Pearl Knott. Witnesses testi
fied that Kerlin was the last one seen with
her; that after her disappearance Kerlm
often visited the river about the spot
where the body was found. Both sides had
able counsel. Among the lawyers defend
ing Kerlin was Thomas E. Watson.
llniikrunt for a dimrter of a Million.
NORFOLK. Sept. 23. William R. Lewis,
a farmer of Accomac county, Virginia, this
morning filed here a petition in bankruptcy.
Liabilities, $250,000; assets nothing.