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DAILY CITIZEN SUPPLEMENT-SATURDAY, JUNE ai, 1800.
A HOUSE ON A iULLTOR
STEPHEN 0. ELKINS' MAGNIFICENT
HOME IN WEST VIRGINIA.
When (iiiiiililiil It W ill Hi' Hun uf I to
lluinlmiu.nt Ciniulry llniltl'nrt'i in the
Laud Nt'luliliinn nt thu IIi'IkM. Near
by Niipi't'h Si'i'iinry.
Coiyrlht liy AiiiiTli'im I'ivss .Vss.-l:lti"ll.
On till) soutlioni slope uf tin' Alli'glut
nles ovorlooliiux tin- hitorii' Tygurt vnl
lny, Hint right in thu midst i f 11 wealth
of bh'1'1i mountain wvnrry, ll.ni. Ste
phen H. K.lkins is i-rii'iing fur himself
Oliu of the finest ivinitrv ivsiili'iii'es in
the entire south. It is locitid at the
terminus of tin1 WYtit Virginia Central
road in it small town iitiiiifl ufliT him
self in Knudnlph niinity. W. Vii. It
standstill tlir summit of asleep hill ris
ill)? some five hundred fe"t allow tin1 val
ley of tho Tysj.irt, u ln-rein the town of
Elkins lies. On tin- right are three -tin
iliir hills, the first of wliirli i to he uo-
vvkst vtirw ok tiii: sunn iicNr.
(Vrmil It liiittiurtiili tale-n ..i.t'.'i.ilv I.T Ihl
cupied by u iiiaiiilii'i'iit house to be
Piiilt by ox S. H it'ir Itiivi. fnthnr-iiiduvv
of Mr. KHiitis: the ti.-xt will be built
upon by "ti. .1. I', l'aiiiiiln'11, tho 'ri s
ent governor of n'tio, an tntim.it" friend
vf tin Davis aii'l Klltitis fimiilio: und
tho oil" on th" extreme right is being
liri'imnsl for tho oreetiou nioti it of n
fino summer ri'si l' iio" for II.-ti. K. C.
Kerens, of St. Ij'Hiis, wlin hi an i-stin-sivo
interest in tin- in my enterprise of
Mm-rs. Klkins ainl Ii.-ivK Theo f. .itr
hills form th" northern b iind.iry uf the
Through tin- southern end of this f! v. '
tho Tygart river, a br i-i 1, handsome ntnl
navigable nlnain. T.i'1 tii"ii;ii.iii:s,
clothi'il to thi-ir summit wttli a I i.nir
lant growth of forest tr''s, h.'t:i m the
valley on all -I'Ii-k. At pn nT the io-ir- ;
by town of Klkitis rniii-ii .1 v.iiii-livi-or
nix lininlriil people anl th.' li ti-es.-ire
of tho iirimithv frontier style, Lutlf of
rough boards au.l th" int. -ri..r- ! r it. .1
by largo sheet of eoarse brown vvi"ii
ping paper t.u ki 1 on th" walls.
Mr. r.lkins' li'Mis" i r-'ai-lu-'l by a 1. -si-i
carn.ii.'" drive fruit tin- statiuii nl 'lut'i.
prltlriial avi'ioi" if th" towti .in!
through an onuiii'-nMl park wiii.-ii i
being laid out on rV' l.'( f th.- Ill;
Uoll Wllii ll til" lllan-l "!l st.UI Is. i l."
tiuiMitn; itsolf I.H.ks at a ili-tatin- i,..t
unliko an oi l liarmiial i-.i.-fli-. with run
iiartiiri'ltow. i ami ij.t! lot. Ai i .- r
linpit'tioll. Ii. w v. r. ri-v. al- a h..i;.. .
tlie most iiiiil. rn pair. ' .. Th" r anij. n
H'solvu tln'in-M'ix'fS int.. a wi 1.- .ill :y..r
ponll floor ail' I til" t nvvrs into "f:i
Uutital .i.l litli'ii'i to I.:rr. an I .-jia- i 'Us
rooms. Itixan I'Xtia-." thv.' -t .rn 'l
tnirtiinirHi'itii: i M"' I'i f". t ivi.lo
by l.Vi fis't l"n-, 1'x. lii.iv". f i ! kit. in ,i
ex tonsil .ti on tho loll. Th" who. 1 o o i .
insiilw mill "tit, with th' i xi ' iitt.in of t'u-Vi-nnoiit
slat') on tti.T.'N. i built of
material ol-tiiio-.l in t!- iinmiliat"
Tim biKM'tiH'tit is of -t..ii" iiroouii"l
fMin tin- flu at rivt-r iii:wri"s; til", first
tory Isof rlaili.. iril-ati'l th" ninii'l atul
thin) of roini'l aifl Mjuaiv nliiiulis, lt
ptsl iii rrtsiso. mi I arrainf si in alt rnat
lntf rows. Tin' south front, whii hf i
thu valli'V. lias it laru'n Muiiil bay win
dow on tin- Iff lorni-r with a roti" ha;i
eil roof rrliovi-l by ciii.ill il. rin. r win
down. In thu ivtitor is it roiunl i"Ui-r
with it fiat uilisii.l".l roof p-arh. ! 'iy a
spiral Htnircifsi wii iso iloorway i in a
little i'Xtiin,'iiihor si.i..l turr. t. A line
view of the valley anl sitrroiniilitm
nioiint.iins ran Ih olii'iitu.1 fr.in this
iint. The bark entrain'ii to tit" Imil l
liii( is nt the base of t!ii towor. i Hi tin
extreiiie riitlit is the kit' li. ti e.t. ti-inii, n
twu story bnllilititf. th" tir-t ll.i .reoii
tainitm the kit'-h"ii n ip"i-. n itii" un-l
servant' ilium.; i' 'in .oi l th" ll.s.r iiIhim
their slii'.iiu au l hath room.
Tho north si. I". whi"h is r ally th"
front of thu lions", n.utiin- th" main
entraiiee. A hu'" oit"e.ifli"r"ex!i n'ls
m'niss the carri i " ilrii to th" il.Hinvay. ,
miI iiseriinof il'ininT ivi:i. i v, cables. !
turrets nti'l all"ri"s iiv"s a very .ii t
Uri MU" elf s't to the ky llll".
Tho Interior isiiot ii"ai ly i 1 1 5 '
EviTythiiK Is, how. vi r. to l7 llni.he 1
Witllill It eollile of lliollths. Wil :! il'itli
tho house will liavofist about s'I'M.o.ki,
It contains eihty-ei hi i-on'n-. In the
bnwnieut are the Jmih r. iii'i" aii'l la'ili
ilry rsiins. with live liiitii"no st uvue
cellars. There are fw.nty f.iiir rooms
on the first Hi ir, thirty-two mi th" we- j
uml itml twenty. four on the thinl. The
house, from top to iHittom, will In' tin- i
lnlu.il in 11at11r.il lianl WisnU.
KANT VtKW (if TIIK WII'TII KKi INT.
Frxmi it i1iuiiiKriiili tittfi'ti isivi.iilly fur tills
Entering nnder the hiiIii ci'hero the
porch MiH.r is re icln d by 11 short flight of
nti'l. This is 'iiiim iimi gallery run
dIuk around the 0 n t; gim feet limit and
from 13 Ut IM feet wide, nurroimded by n
(tone Imlustrade. The main entrance In
through n haudsoinely tiled Vestibule,
0ieuliiK Into it hall. Tho two Inner duurn
hitvti mirrors on their inside paueln, (In
ithor irido U a small room to Ik used fur
tho ccomtiiotlntlim uf riding wrap,
1 5 GTS.
A Largo lot of all Khados of FANCY AND PLAIN STRAWS from 15 cts. to
Choicest Lot of Millinery and Ribbons in Town.
rtiKH uml whips. TUl ball exteiiils tho
entire depth of the house ami is 'l feet
wlileby 01 feet Ions'. At the further
end it is lighted by an enormous l ay
window with live openings. It is to bo
finished ill ipiiivtere.l white oak wain
eotimc, paneled and molded and reiieh
iiu? to the lofty eeiliint, whirh is itself to
bo divided into panels by fifteen hansf
IiiU beams carved and tinted. These
ceiling panels willbeof eiuliotsed leathel
ill niven and jfol'l, lluished at t!io edh'es
witli delieaiely tint"d water eolnrs. In
the middle on the rlrfht side is 1111 open
tirr)ilaee of marble 1.1 feet loll,' by !
fit t hiuh 11 sinall room in itself. An
ornamental oak frame siirnnmds the
marl ile faeb-i. ai'ved in a de-iu of tleiir
de lis, while above the mantel are three
ornamental panels of imtnpio carvinns.
Six handsoiiie tureh lamps will lij,'ht tho
hall at uis'ht.
Just nt the etitriinee on the left, and
separated from the hall by sliilim; doors,
is the dining room. This is of eoiisider
able size, and sixty or seventy tsiuis
can eafily Ibid place at the table. It is
finished like the hall in quartered white
oak. and has a l.itxe, open llreplaro of
marble sot in 11 frame of wrought iron,
with mi. -a and Hold panels and b'ilt ttciir
dedisoi tiameiits. I liris tly opposite across
the hall is the parlor, finished in bird's
eye maple and li ihted by Trench win
dows opening on to the porch. The walls
Will lie covered With elubo-sed paper of
two shade of cream, ('ounecteil with
this room by sliiliin; doors is the library.
It is a lars;e chamber I'.1 by feet, mid
tlie walls will lie covered with book
shrives. At the east end Is A llll' tll
place, the same si.e as that in the hall.
It is llttrd with a hood, supported by six
carved and tbit"d C"!inuie.. The man
tel, which is of marble, is artistically
carved wit 11 shields and scrolls bearing'
Inscription frot.i the !,atiu ts. Two
tiling eh' rubs are.pefched mi each cor
ner of tlie h"o I. Tlie walls are to be
covered with embi.e'1 leather in (,'old
1 u the 1. ft of the li ill. underneath the
stairway, is the c'ticin ti's room. This
is tbiis'i. d ilin,' mid wall,, with pol
ished lei oak. Trie marble fireplace has
a c.'irv. d IVi"ze I-.-,'!-. s,.utitu' ciipids at
play. Th" stairway isvny wide and
wiil N' of 11". irt ! white oak with
heavy turn" 1 bauii.
the .Mtr . 'II til" .see
llieti.e L'il"st br lrli
r,. At the head of
n 1 ll 'or i an 1111
uils r .lir.vtlv over
the hall anl .-iiailarly lighted by five
window,. The iip.m lirepl ire is r s'es.-
'1 and d Mt"d with ties. .i;i tlie
wet sid" is another l.ir.re br.l:.. uu of
an i't.i 11 s'i :p ., witli c.in:iiv:ui: drcss
iii ; a'i I ' : Ti r. .11:11.
It 1 finish. I in cream colors mid the
cilitu' is fn-. ..! in lines nad with col
lier decoration. Til" hi tir. plrlre h.u.
innrble l.icin,'s and has a wrought il'oii
fnui" with mica p oi"ls similar to the
one in the limu; 1 m. This ! to be
Mrs. niku.s' e! ini!'f. The dressini;
r oni is painted entirely in pmk tones,
ornamented mi c ;h'u' and walls bv jrar-
i't v "K Tin: i titsT ri.iinii.
A h'i T It l-cve la'l 1' I hiiiu' r.f.in
IV I.Ur.irv K. 1 'uil.tr.'il s r.H.in K llni.T'
i;inlrv i. .. i:uiu' iu.irt.Ts
lands , f d. li. -at" wild r ise. Mrs. r.Ikin
has al-i f 'serve 1 for - r use iniotin r
suite of ... 111s 1 n the opihisiti. side of the
hoiis.. tini-li' d In blue and (fold, Mr.
r.liiins' r s.mis done In u French irray,
picked out with trol.l. All the rooms on
this tl'N.r have lari,'e o'ti lireplaci-s. with
mantel nine fct hi li in the Kliza
Is'thaii style, with fluted columns mid
( Hi the third floor i 11 laruer r-Niin, ,"s
by ',':l f's t, witli anoctat!"ii ccilimt. This
i-to Is-nx.. as it (tyiiin.tsiiiiu for tlm
boys or, if iH-easioii reipiires, as a ball
room. Walls and ceiiiiiix are covered
with siliied red oak in panel", with
heavy l oi nicn mid iuoiildiia.'s. At 0110
end, oeciipyi'iu the entire width of the
pom, Is an liauiense open fireplace of
inarMc, witha comfortable seat mi either
side and it rising ti"r of tlm; slu Ives
aboV" the tii ititel, 1 Hi the ri,'!it of this
ris'in i a sipian; rece.s to be u-ed as a
billiard r''iu. S veti Is'dchamls'rs open
oil to thi ballr.ioiii. theri'iliiu-s of which
ar" ail tinted In dirfereut water colors,
with wall papers to match.
iu niie sid'i in it small room lertllu
up to thu fwer. Half way up is tho
tank room, cotitaiuiiua w iter t mk with
a capacity of tl.iloo x'llloiis, Th" wafer
to supply the house i punipe l from tho
river, thrts'-ipiarter, of n mile away, to
n liiuh point in Hi" w.hsIs Into a Oii.ihhi
k'.illoii riwrvoir, mid from thorn emi
ducted in pii"s to the tank in the tower.
A spiral staircase lined witii Ixss li leuiU
Up to t'l roof of the t"Wer.
The fiiniiture will be made of natural
wools to match tlm finish of the room.
No carpet will be 11-1-I.
Tho kitehiii exte'isimi U finished
tliMiuhoiit in ri"l oak "pauoliun, with
tho exception of tho butler's pantry,
which In done in cherry.
llKNitv U. Eland
Th rrlnri.i uf Vli' Cown.
Tho l'riin ess of Wall, on a recent
visit b) the Royal Aendetny at London,
wait arrayed In a cost nun that clicked
much comment. Here is thu description:
"Who wore a tires of golden brown
nuimucrvlotli! her skirt, whirh was long
and arrayed with no fullness In front or
at tlfA vldin and sTfootly Htratght folded
at tho back, was bordered all round by a
band uf black velvet surmounted by a
narrow lino of similar material edged
with gold braid. Tho fsalico wan out
lined In ft corruspoiidiiig way, and the
dliievm were almost flat on tho nhouldori
and ttnishvil with cuffs uf black velvet
and gold braid. She. wore n Imnnot of
velvot with satin mi'-fiwed foliagy anil
vitriod hiiruiiiiilims tones of brown. The
Miort Yelvot stringn wero fanUmeil with a
diamond pin. A lung, black, curled
cat rich feather boa completed the prin'
THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
The buiri'liiu I.imI;i' til Meet lit lllwuil
Iteu III July.
The si.xteei.th session of tho supremo
lodge of the KiiiglitsTif Pythias of tho
world will be held in Milwaukee this
year, beginning Monday, July 7, and
lasting one week, It will also bo the
regular biennial conclave, and knights
mid their ladies from all parts of the
I'liited States will be present. The last
conclave was held in ( iiicinuntl two
years ago. and over 11111,111 u people at
tended. From indications it is probable
that even a larger number will be at the
mooting in Milwaukee this year. Active
preparations tor the event have been
under way for the past six mouths.
A general executive coiuuiittin of a
score or more of lcad'ng citizens are co
oporating with the members of the or
der ami iHiuntifiil eiit 'i iaiuiiii iit is as
sured. Besides the money raised by tho
lodges, citizens have donated purse of
ijsJ.yiHHl. duly I., one of the plcisantest
seasons of t lie year in Milwaukee. The
summer licit is tempered by the brisv.es
from Lake Michigan, the niubts are al
ways cool, bright, clear wealher is tho
rule, folirnro and tlowers are in their
prime, and the beautiful hloiiilo city of
the lakes will be at its very best -both ;
in weather and looks. I
The order of the Knights of Pythias
Is scarcely more than tweiityssix years .
old, and yet its nn-llll m Tslup aiiioiiuts to I
over Unn.noo. The first meeting was '
held on .Ian. b"i, Isiil, in K. A. (.'hum- ,
pion's rooms, F stu'et, near the corner,
of Ninth, in Washington city. It was n
iiieelitig of some six members of the j
Avion tilee club, and the gentlemen !
present were .1. II. Uathbone, W, 11. j
Itiini. tt, K. S. Kimball, l. L. Uurnett
and It. A. ( 'haiiipioii. At a previous
gathering Mr. Kiithbone had stated that
he had the ritual "f a secret society ,
which lie had written while teaching
school some time previously In a small'
town in estern iscousiu. It will
Mt:sl!S. W AMI, KAt'lill. r. AM SHAW,
thus lie seen that M . Hal a' i.e is the
p'iil founder of the onb r. 'i iie persons
iiained held several meeiings, mid at
lirst pMiNised a lui'.i'u l beti. tit Ns'iety
to embrace only the depart mental clerks
at W ishin ;toii. I'.r.l.-jr ' the order
took sh ip" aud W' mad" to include all
worthy classes. Til" iinil'.u iind rank
is a later br .urh. with a total im mli r
ship of ;'.o.ooo, mid the endowment or
insurance rank lias a iiii iii'ii.r-'.iip of ,".1,
eao, ,.r Hii.miii.
Justus Henry U.i'hbone, the founder
of the orb '-, is a native of I S-crficld,
1 Micida county, N'. Y., and wis Ikiiii let.
!. ls.'ia. In Is.'iS ho 1 aiue a school
teacher in th" Lake Superior district,
and it was n!nit this tini" I hat In con
ceived the id. a 01" the K .iig!.tof Pythian
and wrote the ritual, which is based on a
Jilay by John llaiiim. The present head
of tho order, (e n. William Ward, the
supremo chancellor of the world, is a
re-idnit of Newark, X. J., where lie wa
born Jan. :tn. II. 1 will open the
supreme council at the July meeting,
and will Is' siiecis'iled by Supreme Vice
Chancellor (borge U. sl,aw, of Kan
('lain'. Wis. Mr. Shaw is in th" direct
order uf succession, and if he lives will
! tho next snpiviii" lu rid of the order.
He is one of thi'iiio-r priiiiiiiictit of tin
yoiingiT iiiemlsTs, a haii'lsoine, M.ldierl
man, who lias lus-n piiiiiiiin iitly Id, nti
liisl with tho K. of P.'s fine,) his t leva
tioii to tho vice chancellorship two years
Mr. Shaw was born In Allegheny
county, X. Y., March 1.. IM. and is
coiisispiently only llil years of ajje. Hu
MKSSIIS. WILLIAMS, I'Cl K AMI ( AIIXAIIAN.
Is 11 self made man. a tuemls'rof the
groat lumber tinn of ( teorge 11. Shaw &
Co,, of Eau Claire, and is very wealthy.
Mr. Shaw's Pythian cans r h is been in
teresting mid surpri.-dng. Ho hrn risen
from tho ranks to the highest ollleial po-
sitimi In a reuiarkii'ilv short time. He:
jolnisl Kail Claire lodge in its Infancy, j
in ic.u no was wit'tcii preiatnor tlie
grand li sign of Wiseoiisin, grand chan
cellor In 1m, supremo inner guard in
Iho, wipreme master of arms in lssv).
In 1NWV lie was a'deleijale to the supremo
lodge at Cincinnati, wln-n he was elected
siiiri'm" "lce cli.ineellor. and now In a
vory short time lie will ls at tho rery
top notch uf any Pythinu's ambition.
Tho official programme for the great
July mis'tiug lias just been made public.
Tim nuiformi'd nink will encamp at Cold
Spring park. The supreme lislgn will
moot in tho Wit SiJo Turm r hall, and
uU of the great gatherings will lie held
In tho E.xsi.sitlon building. There will
also Is) it separate encampment for the
wlviidif iiiemlH'iN. John A. Hursey, of
Milwaukee, Is tho head of thu endow
ment rank. Hu is a railroader and poli
tician, 00 years of ago. Maj. Juaucs H.
('jinialmn will Is) the chief spirit of the
military d is days, being the head of the
iiiilforuiud rank. The general manager
uf the cuiu-lavo is W. 0, Willianis, a
leading lawyer uf tho city and a promi
nent diciiiIht of tho order, (ieorgo W.
Pock, the humorist and tho mayor uf tho
city, li tho chairman uf tho executive
board. General headquarters aro main
tained and a largo force of dorks is con
stantly employed in answering lutW'i's
and In erfectiiig details.
(i. H. Yexowlnk.
TIIK PHIZES OF LIFE.
MANY OP THEM ARE WORTHILY
AWARDt.'D TO THE STUDENT.
II11I l)l.l.iniu Hiiro Hi f 11 Wen liy Tlmse
tVho lie Nul (iimlllille Imill Si'llmil ot
liill'Ki' A Few Nulalile i:vnlii'li' ul
lli'i'i nt Hutu.
The transitive form of thi 1 verb has
the I'ollowiii'? diction.iry deliuition
1 ig others: "To admit to an
honorable stnndiu'.'." So when the
bright young man or w 'tuau of.toihiy
npleti's a si-hiiol or college "oiirsi
creditably, and soni - cloinilrss Jiuif
SI lii.r IXT in ilUI.LuT.
afternoon l.-iv.- tlie rostrum amid a
shower of boii'piets and with diploma in
hand, he or sh.. has a right to feel that
holiest iiidoiv.r ha met with well
earned rero. ntioa. and that the parch
ment, poiiiji-'iisly phiasisl and iiunier
oiisly signed by tun piesident and pro
fessors of tlie institute of learning, is 1 it
value eln. d . as recording the tact that
work of a certain nature has been done ,
in a manner .I'lvantaueoiis to the student i
and satisfactory I ' th" preceptor. !
Hut in th" ordinary a. ptanee of the j
tenn a lit .-e nuinlHT of pin never '
graduate Tint i. they take no scholastic 1
deu-ne, not 1 cause uf I n k of inrlina-
timi so much as lack i f opportunity.
Yet life graduate-: them, or sometimes
death, ill th" blot 1 meaning of the
definition "to a Iruit to an honorable
stau.lin.'.'' Win . for instance, could
ask a LT.111 ! r dip', una than that award
i d to Jean llobillot, soldier of Franco,
hero of Toiiiiiin, who died on the held '
of honor, and by the sacrilice of hvs life
in tiriuga cT.iiiiterininoiHHMircd the safety I
of a thousand lea ,'invd couirades. '
The torn and mangled cm-pso of the
voting brave rests beiiealh the soil of a
foreign laud, but at the capital of the ro
Km liKKKMUMI IMS I AITAIX.
pal 'lie hu loved and for which he fought
stands a statue uf tin '.'admit sergeant a
A peqs'tmtl retuiiiil'-r of the fact that
Franco honors those who fall in her NT
vice, llobillot is depleted as leading 11
forlorn hope, 1111 act of heroism which
brought him the cri 'ss of the Legion of
Honor. Thocross arrived after his latei
and fatal deed ir daring and wan placed
Um his heart when th" torn form ol
the gallant youth was laid to rest.
Courageous as llobillot but more for
tuniito In the event w t Steven O'Cou
nor, a native of N.-w York audit nul-
dent of Ilis'kford, 111.., wl titered tin
regular army ls'furo tin war and foughl
through the great stru.'le as a private.
He won his diploma 1:1 a H ciiliarly gal
lant maimer by saving the life of lib
captain on tho field of battle In tho lust
year of tho contest b. tw. eti the section.
It did not take the form of a degreo ol
mauler of arts, but that "I a second lieu
tenant's commission, and 1 iCotitior in ti
higher rank still c:i...y tho luniorr
gained by daring.
Hut "peace lias it v ictories as well le
war," and Coniiin iii . 1, nt day comes at
well to the enduring civilian as to tho un
daunted soldier. Win. sorrow and ad-
H1I--.1 WIIILK ON IMTY.
miration I recall the story of Willis Ap
thors;'s self sacrifice. Ho was an ob
scure but ambitions telegraph uporittur,
stationed at Water Valley, Miss. When
tho yellow fever ileaulated tho southern
cunutry some twelve years ago ho stuck
to his post while others fled.
Ho nursed tho sink, ho buried the
dead, ho gave coinage tu tho living.
Night ami day ho toiled, one hour at the
key, another at thu bedside uf the suf
fering. The Chicago Times asked him
fur daily ri'isirts, and no more pathetic
' r' i I "r
1 1 , ..
'; , I'f.. '.1
atorii s of eiiibtr iuce ever lied northward
illong the willing wires than those lie
sent. ( lay he telegraphed Manag
ing Editor Dennett: "If I live through
this may I have 11 place on The Times'. '
Promptly the answer went .back: "Cer
tainly. Your splendid work warrants
inn in olleriiig' you a position. C'oine
hero whenever you can."
Next'nK'lil th"ii' win no Inillelin from
Water Valley, Instead cauie a brief
message to the editor signed by Mrs.
Aptliorim, "Have just found Willis ly
ing dead on the. Hour of the olllco."
Overwork, devotion In duty and mias
matic surroundings hud done their work
and at the moment his future wom as
sured mid a Held for his ambition lay
displayed before him the modest, self
s icrilicing young southerner was called
hence to recei ve from a higher power
the diploma he had earned on earth,
So life's lesson must be lcaruisl and
life's honors gained -sometimes ill the
class room where 110 dangers lurk greater
than those connected wiih the wrong
demonstration of a problem or the faulty
construction of a sentence, and some
times in stern combat with a visible foe
or with nirsivn but equally deadly ills
ease. All honor to the student who like
Si iloinon seeks wisdom, but let us keep
us well iii memory the ones who have
graduated on other fields than tlmso'of
'Ml.l lu'iil ntnl sti.rni ftinl lialtli' itIci
They lino-ely m.iu'IiI tiicarv.. Hi. Ir nay;
Tln fi'iiirhl, ami fairly tfaia-.l lis- 'ii.i
Tlinl marks tiuiulin."!' riiii'it.-tic.iiii'lil ilny
-..r tli.-ni 11.1 lirmi'l uiiil letti-risl si'r"ll
I'lial tells ..f In,.IosIi Irill'lll'llS S-inl.
Tlu'i fniiii'l Hln'r." w.ir's i--' t'niii'li'is mil
Tin' pici-il"!! "f tli'-lr 'liity .lone
Or i'ls' III swail'l'sj'l li'liT sivi'it
rii-' "riii'l'lisl w'llli an iin..'i-n tm;
Ai I I'V llr.'sl.-k I..- I null l..'.I
l lllll llll SII'lllll-'llH I'.ttii.. 1.1 ?.l
S'.i res., of llll' .llllll' llllll' l.iilHl
ll.'M.. tlie I- i-'ly iilh, lu.-y ll.-l:
TIl.'.V Wlllki'il, sreli... Miltilllll... yet .t.nlllisl,
AIiiiik' the lle'.s.tiit' .l siivs i.f I....I.
I'ltini ('. II.WTON.
A COTTAGE BY THE SEA.
The HumlMittm I'resi-iit laili' .11 rt. Ilul
rlsnli liy I'l-ieiiil.
vins. iiAiii:isii s i iTrvii:.
President and Mrs. Harrison now
know where they will sN'inl the sum
mer. They paso.l tin healed b-iiu ol
last year in Postmaster ( b'tieral Waua
maker's cot tn," at C.isT May Point. A
few days a .'otlie place w is purchased
by some of the president's admirer mid
conveyed by deed of gift to Mrs. Harri
son. Capo May Point is to the southwest ul
Cii' May. It is a borough of some sixty
inhabitants in winter, and of about ii.' m
The 11 it lay i . 11 lar.ro. handsome and
ronvenii tit Hvurinre, three storii! high
1 In tlie main lioor is the immense hall
way, with it hand nine parlor to the east
and a c.-ipari.si. dining ns'in to the west.
The iii'r stories are conveniently ar
ranged, with doorways leading to the
second story vciauil.i, which encircles
the entire building. Tho house is very
cool in summer, b ing almost on tin
jsiint uf the ciih.', and s i situated as ti
get sea breezes from three out uf lie
four principal directions of the wil d.
A splendid view of the ocean is to be
had, for there is nothing but the Isach
Isiulevard aisl sira cl between the Cot
tage mid the v.Mt- r's edge.
The lawns arc kept in elegant condi
tion, and are only divided from tin
streets by a one foot hih brick wall,
capped with polished flagstone. Cap,'
May Point was founded in I 'itl by 11
mrty of prominent Pliiladolplii.tus, win
wero regular summer guests of Capo
May. There is a natural hard uceat.
wind drivo of three miles, stretching
from Cajio May to Capo May Point,
which is croivlcil every summer after
noon with the wealthy uf the big cull's
in handsome turnouts drawn by thor
NAMED FOR GOVERNOR.
Col. Tliotltns Junes tlm NniiiliM'e of Ala-
As Alabama Is imt a "closo" slato po
litically it is altogether probable that
Col. Thomas Jones, of Montgomery, who
recently received tho iJt miK'ratiu nomi
nation for governor, will Imj tho next
chief executive uf the commonwealth.
Col. Jones Is a na
tive uf (fforgla.
At the outbreak
of the civil war
he entered the
southern itnny as
a member uf the
staff of Gen. (lor
dun, and remain
ed In active serv
ice until the dec
liiriition uf pence.
Then ho made
home, and has ro- ci- tmdm ah jonkh.
sided there ever since. Ill two criw--the
Dlmiiugham riots he handled tho
militia tinder his ooniiuatid with skill
and prudence. lie has I s en a member of
the Alabama legislature, and his per
sonal and party friends declare that if
elected ho will fill tho gubernatorial
chair with dignity and ability.
The pearls found In western rivers are
often of iRTUlhir formation. Uno re
cently taken from a Wisconsin stream is
oddly b1iiims1 and sjiofklod. A New
York manufacturer, who purchased it,
tor some weeks puzzled his Inventive
mind as to the best bianner to mount It,
ud at hut decided on forming it Into a
crab with gold extremities ntnl two
malU fancy colored pearls fur eyes. The
arnaineut is sot as a lace pin.
$2.00. Must bo closed out at once to make room for other goods.
. DRESS MAKING A SPECIALTY.
TWO REMARKABLE PREACHERS.
One I Hi" Oiliest Inutile Worlil, the
Oilier U 11 Vtiimiiii.
Here me pictures uf two preachers
well known in tho lucidities where they
reside mid each famous in a way tho
mini for lming the oldest living minister
in the Tinted States, and tho woman 1m
cause she is the wife uf a pastor and Is
tin 'light by the ineinlsTS uf her hus
band's congregation to Imj tliuhottcr pul
pit orator of the twu,
Itcv. John Atkinson lives in nil old
fashioned country house about a mile
rroii 1 the city of lleuton Harbor, Mich.,
ami lli.-.liiip Merrill Is amhority for tho
statement that he ts older than any
other preacher In the United States and
probably in tho world,
Father Atkinson was bom Sept. 30,
ITU,, in the village of Flemiugtoii, N. J.,
and secured his ministerial license Aug.
14, rsi I, so that ho has had seventy-sU
years of pulpit work. The year of his
ordination lie preached through an in
terpreter to Joseph Donaparte, cx-klng
uf Spain. After that he went uu circuit,
iys all Methodist ministers had to do in
t huso days. Later ho established him-
PATIir.ll ATKINSON AM Mitt. JACKSON.
self In Kentucky as a tivicher. Ho also
did active work in Illinois, forming the
first Methodist church at (Juincy, and
acting as agent of the state conference.
Mr. Atkinson preached his last sermon
when sil veal's of age. His memory Is
reiuai liable, and ho ipiotes texts of dis
courses delivered by him seventy years
Mrs. ( L. Jacks, m is a regularly ordain
ed minister. Sots her husband, the latter
1h lug iast-ir of the Christian Church uf
the Kv angel, on Li-onard strvet near Meso
role avenue, hrooklyti. X. Y. Mr. Jack
son is an evangelist, and when ho leaves
town, which i quite often, his wife tills
the pulpit. That she duos it well is evi
denced by thefaet that when it is known
the sermon is to be frmu her lips tho
church is cixivv lisl to the doors.
She is n r lender, handsome woman
of 'St. graceful in movement and thor
oughly feminine in every way. She
has a sympathetic, musical voice and
nink" a In'.'iutifiil picture as she stands
at the sacred desk. Her hair Is light,
abuiiikiiit mid curly, her eyebrows dark
and her is cs brown. When in the pul
pit hlnu'cars 11 black silk gown, with no
jewelry. She preached Iter lirst sermon
when Id years old. She wasit the time
a theological student at Moroni, Ind.
She i.-the mother uf two little girls and
presi li-s over it charming In .me.
THE PRIDE OF NEBRASKA.
A I .'-Vrur-Olil Mal.lcn Who Wilis Until
.11 ill ill.
Daisy Stodihird Is the prido uf Ne
braska, mid thu inhabitants uf thostitto
think she can "knock out" any 0110 of
her inches and sex In the country as
lH'iikcr. Considering that Miss Stisl
dnrd is still tisi young to do up her
gracefully waving hair or wear long
tires.-! her sii'Voss is littl.i short of phe
nomenal. She is 1.' years old anil Won
In r first tii' dal for oratory last August.
At a c.nte.t in It.-pulilic city she se
cured another, and followed this up by
getting a thud one of gold at tho Hust
ings elocutionary tourney.
Mi" imihy KTonnAnn.
Tint her greatest triumph was scored
outside the state. Hearing that a na
tional oratoiical contest was to bike
phweat Chicago she urged her pareuU
to allow her to rotns'ti'. They consented
and the child n-lutued after the st nig
gle to her farm house home bringing
with her the irt prli- a medal of gold
set with diamonds. Miss Daisy has been
"speaking piocin" uf a tciusrauce char
acter time she entered 011 her third year.
Only mi fills Tula u Klilvr !).
One by one the picturesque figures of
the pict lose their actuality. We are not
now allowed tu believe that William Tell
ever existed save In tho imagination of
some Swiss ruimuicer, and historians
cast serious doubts on the veracity of
the chronicles that have to do with tales
ofgoisl King Arthur and his Table Kound.
Romulus, Itemus and tho wolf may llvo
in story Issiks, but the serious writer of
facts accords them scarcely an Incredu
lous lino In his learned pacrs relative
to tho origin uf tho Kotuan empire. And
now the Colossus uf Ulnsles must go
that giant figure that Is-strodo the sjrt
and Is'iieitth whuso feet rich galleys
siilliil in to the hiirbur wall.
Messrs. llarth'ilill and 'Eiffel, tho mak
ers uf the statue uf LllsTty Enlightening
the World and the great tower at Paris,
have, afb'i' careful calculation, declared
that IhcColoKsus.asdi'scrils'd by ancient
hinturians, could not Inmsibly have ex-
I Isted, for tii'linieal reasuiis. They say
that they have proved, as conclusively
us modern science can go, tlutt thu lo
genii uf thu Colossus Is as mythical as
1 hat uf Hercules or any other of the son
g'jds uf old.
THEY TRIED IT AGAIN.
The Owners LlkMl This IIoum Mo wall
Thst Thy ItailH Anothsr Llks It,
This Is the ewund Urns tost this plan has
been worked nut for the sains owners. The
built this limine stiout as it ts twrs UlnstnM
oarly last your, but suld It very good profit.
Tlie "other house" was whitt tbey wanted,
with a "few changes." Tba nouBtion hall Is
a fuet Linger the dining room has a Uttls
projection to one side; the library Is a toot
wtdur tlmu it wiu before, aud on ttw second
flnor tlioro are some changes of detail in the
bathroom. Altogether, it Is a mors perfect
plan than the house they bad before, not to
much with reswot to the general arrange
ment as to details.
Th archltert of this buuae did net llks the
slldiag doors plaml between the parlor and
the library. If It were his bouse, hinged
doors would be plaeed between these rooms,
like those hetweeu ball and library. In this
way tbe library would be a quiet place.
With sliding doors sound could be readily
ootnmuiilcuU'd from parlor to library. How
ever, the people bo build this bouse went
Tlie mom marked "parlor" on this plan It
ewontiiilly a nittiog room at usvd by its own
ers, Tlie reception ball Is used at sunh. There
Is a vosttbiilti tiefnro entering It, en there It
do occasion fur placing a bat rack in the ball
proper. Tbe teat projection to oas side
makes a pretty nook. The pantry and
kitchen arrangement In this bouse Is about
tbe same on that wblcb baa tun used by tbe
writer In othur plana There Is a little iia-
frorement, however, In tbe oellar stairway,
t may tie ruached from the outside or frost
tin pantry. One can go op tbe cellar stair
way aud on to tbe porch or Into tba pantry.
In tlieflrst bouse that was built the attio
stairway wwu up over the trout stairway.
As It Is now It goes up from tba rear. There
are bedrooms In the attio,
1 present herewith tho cellar plan. It shows
how that spore may be elsatifled. Tbe laun
dry has It tula uudnr tbe cellar window.
There Is a shelf near the cellar stairway. Tbs
furnace Is separated from tb laundry oellar,
ami from the other room which mar he need
for storage, The eninpartuivnts shown are
mado with flooring boards and have little
doors In front. In these enmpartments may
be placed any material which would go Into a
oellar, and thut avoid the eonfotloti whloh It
loeldent to such room where oonvauisaoss
of this kind are not at band. There Is water
closet In thlt oellar.
In tola building no fuel room was necessary,
at thlt houtt li In a natural gas sentloe. Bow
seer, I hare drawn a fuel room whloh eon
aeets with the furnaoe room.
Lorna H. Oimok,
LDUUNDuY rj I
H cEtw-. CELLAR I
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