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J? tt4T fa-slR.1 i THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 15. 1891. a j i io 1 1 Conn. Ave. The Fraeb YdubI A Now and Scientific Drill in Yoico Gnlturo in the French Language: or, How io Acquire Infallibly Perfect Ac cent and Pronunciation. A NOVEL SYSTEM based on a practical and scientific series of logically-connected. FRENCH CONVERSATIONS. Familiarity -with SPOKEN Prcnch being thus acquired by practice, and tbo NATURAL ASSO CIATION or ideas and CONNECTED thoughts. No Grammar ! No Theories ! ! No English Spoken!!! 33ut plain, cotninon-scnsc, cvery-day, idiomatic French Conversations on a scries or CONNECTED topics, at once practical and interesting, and only composed out or a vocabulary or words within the range or daily life, business, and necessities. Pupils learn to speak rrom the very first les son, not only in Ions and connected sentences, but in n long and connected Eeriesor conversa tions; which is not the case with other systems. Disconnected Words arc not Language; neither arc Disconnected Sentences Conversation. AGi: OR LICK OP TAIENT FOR LAN GUAGES NO OBSTACLE. This system of "VOICE CULTURE IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE" is THE only TRUE SCIENTIFIC METHOD ever presented to tho public. It is truly scientific, because, being based on fixed and sound principles, it is logically evolved from them. It appeals to tho intellect of the pupils, and kot merely to the imagination and the gift or imitation lacking both or which one cannot imitate. Tho possibility of acquiring by this scientific method the art of speaking French with a pure accent and a perfect pronunciation is as certain as that any science mastered must infallibly lead to its corresponding art, or t'ice versa. It makes tho master absolutely independent of tho pupil's age, or lack of talent for languages, since it is not upon special gifts, but upon tho intellect, understanding, and common sense of pupils that he is to rely. TALK ABOUT TALKING! JUST LISTEN TO "BAB" AS SHE GOS SIPS AND CHATTERS. Lawrence Barrett's Legs Masculine Limbs on the Stage Hope for Our Young Men Girls Getting Simple In Tiioir Dress A Brief Essay on Alligators Tho College-Bred "Woman. Bpecial Correspondence of Sunday Herald. New York, Feb. 12. I have been told that they were called "nether limbs." It may bo true. For my own part I was taught to speak Saxon, and 1 call them legs. The way they im press themselves forcibly on my mind was be cause I saw Mr. Lawrence Barrett elocute a blank verse tragedy. Understand that by "blank" I just mean blank, though it deserves to be called worse. While I've watched tho various people being "stabbed all over until they were dead," and taw the heroine put "a cup of cold poison in her inside," I became fascinated by Mr. Bar rett's legs. They are not handsome legs even with tho addition of calves, but they have a peculiarly fascinating way of their own that is ' touching. And in more senses than one, too; for one knee touches another in such a pro- nounced way that a frivolous woman would j pronounce the learned tragedian knock-kneed ! When this result is reached at the knees, the i right foot has a decided tendency to turn in, I nnd I defy any human being, especially any woman being, to look at thoso legs and believe j that the man attached to them is a passionate Italian lover. To he slaDgy, it won't go. An Italian lover mu6t havo "nether limbs" of the i shapeliest, and clothe them in silk of the gloss- I iest, so that the eyes and tho heart of the lady of his love aro both gratified. MASCULINE LEGS ON TRIE bTAGE. Apropos of legs, very few actors have good oue6, their brains and tbo upper portions of their bodies may ho built for tragedy, but their leg6 are intended for comedy, or indeed for faree. Mr Irving's legs have peculiar and many-Bided curves; these are brought out to tho best'ou"ect when a long cloak enshrouds him. Mr. James Owen O'Connor ha6 undoubtedly the most interesting hibtrlonie legs; but they would lose their charms if they were not the active powers in making a walk that is a combination of a hop, skip, and a jump. The only man I can think of on the stage who has really handsome lcgsIsDixey,and all New York got to know them when he dressed 60 that he looked like a bit of Dresden, and sang that pretty little song, "I'm such a susceptible statuette." Now, I cau't understand why men shouldn't havo handsome legs. They walk more than women do, they are greater devotees at the Russian bath, and consequently they are oftener rubbed down, and so they ought to be in good order, not stringy nor muscular looking, but well shaped and firm. Tbo old men of tho stage can very much better afford to wear knee-breeches than cau the young ones, while the average swell looks as if his legs were a pair of lead pencils in a divided skirt. nova ron our youno men. Simplicity is earnestly endeavorlmr to mako itself felt in New York. Pretty debutantes no Neellge shirts, in flannel, cheviot, madras, sateen, and cboviotine, at Miller's, shirt makers and ladies' and gentlemen's outfitters, Eigh teenth street and Pennsylvania avenue. Testimonial from Class-Members. "Washington, D. C, May 2, 1890. Having followed Professor CollRro's first six weeks' course or French conversation, wo, tho undersigned members or his class, feel justified in fully indorsing tho Professor's claim to origi nality in his method of imparting tho power to vocalize correctly in French, thereby giving a perfect accent and pronunciation. His method is undoubtedly based upon scientific principles, as wo have had both tho means and opportunity of duly and thoroughly testing, and it is as cor rectly effective as it is scientific, and therefore true. The result is that his instruction appeals to tho intellect, as well as to tho imagination, lending thereto a charm unknown to other methods. It captures and retains enthralled the enthusiastic support and unflagging interest of the pupils throughout the entire course. As a natural con sequence, tho practical conversational results are marked to an unprecedented degree for so short a course. Why? Because of tho inward consciousness of power and knowledge which tho Professor has the happy faculty of imparting to each pupil through his exact scientific system. As very aptly expressed by several of the pupils, the study oE French under this method is per fectly fascinating to the earnest pupil. Fasci nating, because it gives faith in the possibility of learning to spoak French by it. Mrs. Thomas M. Bavne, "Rstelle Thomas, James S. Morrill, Elsie Girard McKiggan, Anna M. Clearv. F. D. Shoemaker. Mrs. E. L. Millet. Herminio Templeton, Vircinia L. M. Ewiug, John Templeton, A. M. Rcnsbaw, And Otherj. longer appear at teas in elaborate ball gowns, but instead high-necked and long-sleeved cash mere frocks of soft gray, pale bJue, or deep scar let are counted smartest. The result will un doubtedly be a boom in the matrimonial market, for the average young man will begin to think that he can, by making a great effort, dress a woman, whereas before, when nothing was seen but tulle and chiffon, he doubted whether he would be able to robe an angel. In somo other ways, too, simplicity is coming up: you ask for a cup of tea, and with it you get a bit of hot cake not cut, but broken by the pretty fingers of the hostess herself, and she is happiest when she can toll you that she has made it herself. This cake is usually a very plain one, with currants and citron in it, that abominable stuff known as angel cake having been relegated to the man sions from which it came long ago. a imiEr essay on alligators. Did you ever have an alligator, and did you like him? One came to mo the other day at least he started to come, but when he heard somebody on board ship 6ay what his destina tion and who his future parent was to be, ho stretched himself out in despair and died. I don't know just what he thought, but he was probably wise enough to know that canary birds and dogs and alligators would hardly form a happy family. He was buried at sea with high honors; he was wrapped up in a bit of sail, put on a shingle, and thrown down into tho blue waters from whence he had come. That sounds very romantic, doesn't it? In fact, when wo heard it the dog and tho canary bird and I each got up a tear as wo pictured the funeral, but I may as well tell you that there wasn't any funeral at all. That it was like tho story Joseph told his wife. The alligator who was to havo been my very own was brought homo to Now York, and is now going through a process of embalmlnc, in view of making him a paper weight for me; but tho woman who brought him thought it would be nicer to tell about tho funeral first. It really did add piquancy to tho occasion. I am an admirer of alligators. But, after makiug a close acquaintance with one that was to come and live in artistic quarters, l scarcely think I should care to be wedded to one. They have a clammy feeling that would down all love, aud when their mouths aro opened they are so expressive ot a yawning gun that you just as soon think of kissiug a coal-hole as tho gentle bird. Then, too, ho has an unpleasant fashion of singing all night. It may bo that he is a follower of Wagner I don't know, I am not well up In music, but it is an awful sound, some place between a croak and a bark that causes you to shudder under your blankets and elve a fervent thanksgiving that you and tho alligator are not in the same box. THE C0LLEGE-IJRED WOMAN. Have you been overcome lately by tho young woman who has had a college education? She is, without any exception, the most absolutely cocksure woman in the world. Under no cir cum6tauees do you know anything. She won't even credit you with having a tolerably good knowledge of slang, aud 6he talks about "what we did at college" and "what we said at col lege," until you wish you could take her to a college of physicians and surgeons and have some sort of punishment administered to her that would bo painful, but not dangerous. You can't oven mako her believe that you know the multiplication table I don't after five, so that she has always got me there but she has a sniftly Bortof scorn of the woman who has picked up her education, and she makes you feel that she was especially created, her own college Tbo only oxpert shirt cutter In the city Is at Miller's, shirt makers and ladies' and gentle men's outfitters, Eighteenth street and Penn sylvania avenue. THE FRENCH VOICE. EOE. LADIES ONLY, Select Private IMCoi'iiing' Olasss Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 11 :45 A. M. ilsnEi'W" TERM: PUBLIC AFTERNOON AND EVENING CLASSES, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 4:30 and 6:45 P. M. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 4:30 P. M. Terms Begin Tuesday and Wednosday, February 17 and 18. NO ENGLISH! NO GRAMMAR!! NO THEORIES!!! Perfect Accent, A'erfcct Pronunciation, and Practical Conversational Results Guaranteed or aiONEY REFUNDED. IitTOIEN E. C. OOIXIERE, A. A. IVnli-vo ofParls, JTctmigc, Twenty-two Yenrs' Experience in the District, of Columbia, lOll CONNECTICUT AVENUE. PER MONTH Ticket to Publio Classes, (13 LcssonB, 3 a wcok,) including prlvilego or tho other classes, $G. NOTA BENE rupils only ongngu three (3) hours a week, but can conic, as it may best suit thorn, on any day or tho wcok, or at any one of tho ntno (9) hours fixed above, or at all of them, (kink nouns A week,) FllEE OF CHAHGE. Terms for Select Private Morning Class for Ladies Only mado known upon application. Classes Open February 17 and 18, Tuesday and Wednesday. AFTER ONLY A THREE-WEEKS' COURSE, NEVER HAVING STUDIED FRENCH BEFORE. Copy.) United States Consulate, Saint-Etienne, France. Professor L. E. C. Collicrc: Tho French lessons which you gave mo havo been exceedingly useful. I found when I reached Franco that my car was quite attuned to the accent aud language of tho country. Themorc IstudyFiench the more deeply am I imvrcsscd with tho excellence of your systom of teaching that language. You have, I may add, a most happy faculty of imparting information and arousing tho interest and enthusiasm or your pupils, so I feel that the hours I spent in your class-rooms were not only hours of profit, but of pleasure as well. Sin cerely yours. Sept. SO, 1890. FRANCIS B. LOOMIS. EDITORIAL-NOTICE FROMTHE BALTIMORE AMERICAN OF SUNDAY JUNE 15, 1890. Proressor Luclen E. C. Colllere, of "Washington, u native of PariSi gave an introductory lecture to his course in French last night, at Lchmann's Hall. The audience, although not large, con sisted or tho most educated people of tho citj', including a John Hopkins contingent and a num ber of teachers of the French language. Tho Professor delivered a most instructive and exhaustive lecture on his chosen topic, in which ho shows himself a master. Ho dissipated tho notion that a man must acquire any language by being thrown among tho people who speak it, and showed conclusively that many foreigners spend tho most of their lives in America without learning to nronounce English correctly, and without being able to conceal tho shibboleth of their foreign pronunciation and accent. He mado tho proposition clear that, as all peo ple have the samo vocal organs, they can nc qulro the' samo languages, if ordinarily in telligent and properly taught. Asa specimen' specially arranged for her, and that her fame as its graduate is world wide. WOMAN'S BEST SCHOOL Or LEARNING. I haven't a word to say against women learn ing all they want, but even after matriculation there is a school for every human being to go to, and that is the famous one of experience. Theso girls come out of college with a "know-it-all" idea, and they suddenly discover that neither Greek nor Euclid will do so very much toward making them earn their own livings, nor will a full and complete history of the lost tribes of Israel teach them how to make an old frocklook like new or to do that very delicate art known as washing tho baby. "Oh, ho 1" says somebody, "Bab's off on her same old fad." Well, yes, I am. I do believe in giving a girl tho very best education possible, but I cannot bo brought to see that that is the education gained in the col lego. There have been brilliant women, women who have mado great successes in life, women who aro charming socially, who are college bred, but these are excep tions. These aro tho two and three out of three and four hundred. Somebody argues, "Do I make the bread any worse for knowing tho laws of chemistry ?" Probably not, but do you make it any better? Then somebody says, "Shall I become nothing but a cook and a drudge ?" Ju6t as you fancy. A good cook Is usually queen of her dominion and not a drudge by any manner of means, and a good wife, such as you want your son and mine to get, is tho woman who, when ho Is sick, knows how to make llttto dainties to help cure him, knows how to measure his medicines properly, and isn't exploiting her chemistry on the doctor while tho man whoso name she bears is waiting for his next dose of medicine. "But," 6ays tho objector, "can yon cook ?" To bo quite honest, I can only do two or three things well. I can broil a beefsteak, and that's more than half tho restaurants in tho various big cities know how to do, and I can boil a potato and know when it is done, and no establishment is going to starve where they can got these two things well cooked., In a sick-room I can mind tho doctor's orders, and when you can get a pro fessional nurse todo thatyouhavogot ajewol. I hope I will not mako tho college-bred women throughout tho country envious of my accom plishments, hut when they yell, "Let us havo more culture," I feel like making tho welkin ring (by-the-by, what Is tho welkin?) by answer ing them with "Let us have moro uroneu ueet steaks and boiled potatoes," WHAT MEN WANT IN A WIFE. Culture is very well for tho well-fed man who can go to sleep over it, but a hungry man does not want Browning and Euclid, tho Latin Gram mar, and the Greek Testament, ho wants beef and potatoes. Heresy? Of tho rankest, but since we havo beaten the Force bill, I feel that I cau express myself with truth and distinct ness. It's true that I do believe that "woman with tho heart" gets far away tbo better of "man with the head," and using Mr. Tenn3'son's quotations as a text, tho avciago young woman is advised to cultivate a cool head and a warm heart. Her heart may he hit now and then, but It won't bo broken. Hearts aro curiously elastic things. Tboy can bo pulled hero and there, jent with auguish 60 to say, and then something delightful will come that will prove an absolute ointment, and behold they are in better condi tion than ever before. Give me red roses and heart girls I If the average young man will put that on the banner which he bears ho will get a wife who will love him and whom he will honor and obey witbout over kuowing ho does It. THE LATEST IS TUB OLD. What is there new ? Nothing. The idiotic dude still Imbibes nourishment Why do I drink Tannhaueor beer? Because it Is tbo best in the market. ho gave an invarlablo method of pronunciation of tho most difficult French vowel, and con tended that tho study of languago did not ro quiro extraordinary gifts. , ., Ho did 7iot propose to give a pupil an entire French vocabulary in a few lessons, but he claimed to teach French accent and pronuncia tion in Huch a way in a fow lessons that all French sounds would bo distinctly recognizablo and porfectly familiar rorover afterwards, and that subsequent education in French would bo a simple and easy matter or practice and pro gression. Ho gave several practical illustrations or his method. His lecture was listened to with close attention, and ho waa warmly applauded at its close. " EDITORIAL NOTICE FROM THE "CAPE MAY DAILY WAVE. JULY S3. 1890. Prof. Colliere's Lecture On "The French Voice; or, How to Acquiro Perfect Accent and Pronunciation in French," proved a very great attraction at tho Iron Pier yesterday afternoon, tho audience being quito largo nnd including somo of our most prominont resident cottngers and a full complement from tho hotels. Tho novelty of tho Professor's claim, which proved to bo a thoroughly now idea in tho teaching of languages, tho evidence he gave of his mastery or tho subject chosen by him, rurther emphasized by hisunmlstakablo earnest ness and enthusiasm over his favorite theme, carried conviction to tho mind. His contention that French accent pronunciation can bo taught and acquired as systematically and precisely as any other branch of knowledge seemed to be natural, true, and exactly as represented. Indeed, tho claim is reasonable. Tho sustained interest of his audionco to tho very ond clearly demonstrated that ho was ad dressing a most appreciative company, and will result in tho formation of classes, as sevoral are already on tho tapis. The Professor, who is stopping at the Hotel Lafayette, is very sanguine ot success, and antici pates that his conversational clashes in French will become quito the fad hero among our people. from his cane, and looks from over the top of his collar as If ho had a white wall about him. Tho so-called swell young woman still dis plays her anatomy to the world at large, doesn't get married, and wonders that Tom, Dick, and Harry don't want to see moro of her. Tho match-making mamma guards her littlo chickens very carefully so that no ineliglbles will como near them, and the result is that as tho years go by they aro seeking whom they may devour and find none. Tho average business woman is wondering how the financial affairs of tho world went on before she was born. The newspaper writer is surprised that more people don't recognize him or her when seen on tho street. And the babies, God bless them ! are the things nearest to angels left to us. Though, by tho by, if tho stork hasn't brought a baby down your chlmnej' a fox-terrier isn't such a bad thing to possess at least, that is the ex perience of Bar. HERE'S CONSOLATION. "Wo Can Got Along Very Well Without Too tli and Hair. E. P. Jackson in North American Review. With us there is, to say the least, a strong and decided prejudice in favor of luxuriant tresses and pearly teeth. But it is only a preju dice, and by no means universal. We see no lack of beauty in the infant's naked, rosy scalp, or in Its swcot littlo toothless mouth. Wo oven see a kind of majestic beauty in tho Ivory dome that covers tho stage's busy brain. A white, shining billiard-ball is by no means unpleasing to the oye, and no one can fancy Its beauty im proved bycoveringhalf of it with a coat of hair, however soft and silky, lustrous, brown, or golden. Birds had teeth onco; how should wo welcome a prospect of tho return, a retrogres sion, to their former seml-rcptllian condition ? Would you think your canary or your brllllant hued cockatoo improved in its appearance if tho smooth, even edges of its bill wore garnished with sawB of pearly teeth like a little feathered and winged alligator? Tho possession of a full complement of teeth has always been re garded as an Indlspeusable condition of perfect health. To our prehistoric ancestors, who had no other grain-mills than their molars, it must have been so, and tho modern soldier in active service would find his haid-tack and leathery salt beef rather unsatisfactory faro without tho dental Integrity which tho examining surgeon so properly insists upon, But tho constantly imptoving science of cookery supplies tho remedy for tho civilian, aud as to the soldier, ho Is, llko his teeth, a relic of undeveloped civiliza tion. Tho "dogs of war" must go, teeth and all. Experience has demonstrated that tho luxurious diet of civilization, which gives so littlo for tho teeth to do, is, on tho whole, moro conducive to vitality and longevity than tho hard faro of savagery. Long before tooth less gums shall havo become tho rule all occa sion for teeth will havo passed, citherfor beauty or U6e. The Copyright Bill. After having adopted several amendments, and thereby so altering tho Copyright bill as to prompt Mr. Piatt to say that ho hardly knew whether tho bill was now in his charge or In tho charge of othor gentlemen who bad succeeded in amending It, (to its detriment, as bethought,) tho Senate yesterday In a single yoto wiped out all of the amendments that had been adopted. and the bill is now pcndlmr before tbo Senate in exactly tho form it was passed by tho House. The friends of the bill hope to prevent any amendment whatever, so as to avoid the neces sity of lurther action upon the matter by the House. Can a National Aocont or Voico Be Definod? Assuredly so. At loust tho French nnd tho English Voices can nnd arc by this system. Tho principles that undrrllo tho FitKNcn Accent on Voice arc diametrically the opposite of thoso un derlying tho English Voice. Unless thorororo an American can scientifically or otherwise difTorontinto theso two voices French nnd English ho muBt or necessity in stinctively and unconsciously bo influenced by hlsown natlvo accent since ho cannot havo tho faintest conception or suspicion that thcrocan bo any othor natural method of blooding Bounds into language but that method which is natural to his own idiom. If hobo not possessed of what Is commonly called a musical oar. together with a wonderful memory for sounds, ho will utterly fall to realize and catch tho French accent with its vary ing inflections, and ho will lcnrn to speak that lauguago with a most pronounced American iu tonntlon or accent. Tho blamo for such defective nccont In French ha9 never, until now, boon laid at tho door of French teachers or tho methods in vocuc. but at tho poor pupil's for his stupidity. The French Accent on Voice, or anysound in the French Language foreign to Eng lish, should he so clearly defined that the mind grasps it sees it, as it were so that the pupil can produce it corhectly llErORE HAVING FIRST HEARD IT SOUND. Iii this way tho porfcot gift of imitation is Im parted ct'cn to tho pupil littlo possessed of it. Then lot tho pupil listen and ho will surclv catch tho pronunciation aud accent in spile cf any lack of talout. Can any ONn-yotui0 or old, gifted or not gifted for Languages, sharp of hearing, or with this sense dulled by age or accident bo taught to speak French with perfect accent and pronunci ation ? No I in nluo cases out of ton, no II if loft, ns by all previous methods they havo always been left, to shift for themselves, and acquiro pronun ciation and accent by merely listening attentively to the teacher's or Frenchman's voice, and, hear ing, repeat and imitate as well as they may granting.howover, the listener has.llko tho mock-lug-bird, tho mugpio. or tho poll-parrot, tho won derful gift of pure imitation, without the power of analysis. But, if ho havo not what then ? Why, thon ho is pronounced non-gifted fov languages having no car and incapable, therefore, of be ing taught properly, though, of course, through no fault of his or of tho systom or, rather, lack of system, but through nature's fault. And the poor pupils generally acquiesco in this judg ment. On the other hand, by this JVcio and Scien tific Drill in Voice Culture in the French Lan guage any one, possessing ordinary Intelligenco and culture, may bo mado to pronounco cor rectly, both as to sounds and accent, without first actually havina heard the French Voice, and, therefore, independently or any de fect of hearing, gift, or lack of girt on tho pupil's part. An American adult, made deaf by accident, can, by this Nciv Scientific Drill, be mado to speak French with a correct accent and pronun ciation; because, as ho has already a knowledge in his own language of whnt aro sounds, through a scientific and as exact a definition as a mathemati cal one, a mental conception of a new sound can bo conveyed to his brain iHtlcpcJidcntl of 7ifs hcar ing or lack of hearing. This feat has been per formed by this system. Can it bo repeated by any other? ANIMALS TRIED FOR CRIME. iv i; uno us Jfiinso oi superstition in the Middle Ages. All tho Year Hound. In tho Middle Ages the lower animals were fre quently tried, convicted, and punished for vari ous offenses. Mr. Baring-Gould has collected somo curious cases of this kind. In 12CG a pig was burned at Fontanoy-aux-Roses, near Paris, for having eaten a child. In 1386 a judge of Falaise condemned a cow to be mutilated and hanged for a similar offense. Three years later a horsowas similarly tried before tho magistrate and condemned to death for having killed a man. During tho fourteenth century oxen and cows might be legally killed whenever taken in tho act of marauding; and asses for a first of fense had one oar cropped, for a second offense the other ear, and if after this they were asses enough to commit a thiid offense their lives be came forfeit to tho crown. "Criminal" animals frequently expiated their offenses, liko other malefactors, on tho gallows, but subsequently they were killed without trial, and their owners mulcted in heavy damages. In tho fifteenth century it was popularly be lieved that cocks wero intimately associated with witches, and thoy were sometimes credited with tho power of laying accursed eggs, from which sprang winged serpents. In 1474, at Bale, a cock was publicly accused of having laid one of theso dreadful eggs. IIo was tried, sentenced to death, and, together with the egg, was burned by tho executioner in tho market place amid a great concourse of people. In 1094. during tho witch persecutions In Now Englaud, a dog exhibited such strange symp toms of aflliction that ho was believed to have been ridden by a warlock, and ho was accord ingly hanged. Snails, files, mice, ants, caterpillars, and other obnoxious creatures havo been similarly proceeded against and condemned to vailous punishments mostly in ecclesiastical courts. And, stranger still, inanimate objects havo suf fered the same fato. In 1085, when tho Protest ant Chapel at Rochello was condemned to be demolished, the bell thereof was publicly whipped for having assisted heretics with its tonguo. After being whipped it was catechised, compelled to recant, and thou baptized and hung up In a Roman Catholic place of worship. rrouamy similar ansuruitlcs may have been perpetrated In our own country, England, for it must be remembered that only in tho present reign was the law repealed which mado a cart wheel, a tree, or u beast which had killed a man forfeit to tho State, for tho benefit of tho poor. Worthy of Mention. There Is exhibited in Bioutano's wiiidow a small oil painting executed by an unknown artist. It represents a cluster of pink morning glories in a glass of water. The spirit of Flora has been breathed upon tho canvas. It blushes with tbo light of summer, seems to sparkle with the dews ot dawn, and mirrors nature. The wild ideality of Rosa, tho purity of Gerard, tho vigor of Dalacioix, the softness of Murillo, and the feeling of Verriet all seen blended within tho compass of a littlo frame. This contribu tion from perhaps an obs"curo painter deserves a wreath of laurel in any gallery consecrated to art. Lot it haug with the chefs d'ouvre of tho masters and comparison will enhanco its beauty. Paint on, oh ! gentle limner, for tho world needs but to know thy name to do it homage. To Repeal the McKinley Act. A bill to repeal the McKinley Tariff act, and to recnact all laws repealed by that act, was Introduced In the nouso yesterday by Repre sentative Dlckerson, of Kentucky. i y;AawM - 's. ,fc cz.'X idUmaJitJ,. ' A& lb 4XUttZt.l&mi?&tm UilhMfismijUseidiilmJk.