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Of all the muses there Is none so truly demo?
cratic as that of Art. Tracing her origin not to
the throne nor to the aristocracy, but to the
people, she displays a tiuly republican Intoler?
ance of control on the part of either King or
Government. Hence it 1s only natural that Ger?
many, which has produced in the past and in
the present so many world-famed painters, sculp?
tors and arc.Titectur.il designers, should Strongly
resent Emperor William's Ill-advised assumption
of the supreme arbitcrshtp In all matters relating
to art. His subjects have submitted to his arro?
gant claim of "Hcgis voluntas suprema lex" in
matters connected with the administration of the
<?,, rerament, in diplomacy, in th<? drama, In
? ,::>?, history and literature; but they began to
murmur when he- attempted to impose upon thorn
his taste in music, and have now broken out into
open revolt against his endeavors to tyrannize
Gorman art.
Ti;? ir rebellion, latent for some time past, has
burst forth with an intcisity altogether new In
tht annals of German ' yalty to the throne in
connection with the EmperorO treatment of Herr
Wallot. the architect of the new Kelchshaus, or
Tala.?- Of the Imperial Parliament, which was
opened the other day. Professor Wallot is uni?
versally recognised as tne foremost architect of
the ag^ In Germany, and his original design for
the legislative palace as accepted by the authori?
ties was ? very grandiose and magnificent con?
ception. Financial considerations have necessi?
tated the modification of some of the features
Of th? building, while ?>thi ra have been forced
apon the architect sorely igalnot his will by Em
? r William, and hence tho result Is that the
< nstructlon is not quit ? so superb as irtglnally
projected by Herr Wallot. It still remains, how
e\er. a magnificent and Imposing pile, well
worthy of the object for which It has been
erected, and an in no way displeasing monu
t, ..it of German art and architecture of the
nineteenth century. All the recognized authori?
ties, both Teut.ti and foreign. In questions of
art and architecture have pronounced themselves
in this sense, the only discordant note being that
to which the Emperor has given utterance. Not
only has he publicly declared the new Relche
haus to be the "verj a. tue of bad taste." but hi? J
gon? to the length of striking the designer's j
ra?!?* fioni th? Hit of gold medallists at the re- |
cent exhibition of art and architecture he?d at ?
Botila Th- gold medal hai been voted t.. ????
Wall-t by a jury composed of all the most cele?
brated artists in Germany, whose verdict, repre
??eating that of th. osti?n, might have been con?
sidered as definite and Unni. Emperor William,
however, to whom the lis; was submitted for
linai approval, deliberately Canceled the award
and substituted In lieu ? I the naraV of Professor
Wallot that of an utterly insignificant ? rtralt
painter, a Mme Palma Car'aghv. whose work is
of so indifferent a chata iter th.it the Hanging
G 'mmi'tee of the Berlin Academy refused to ae
? ? ; ? ? to any of bi r pi tun - or. it? wails, an ?
? gola title to the favor of the Sovereign is
thai she palnt-'l sevrai portraits of the Em? j
peres whl'?h, although questionable as w ?rks of I
I rt. are ve:y Battering liken? IM s of Hli Teutonic
Th.? manner In whl'h this ittempl ? Ibi ? 111
? ?f the Kal?er to Impose his ias?.?? In matois
pertaining t?? art np a the German people in
? aerai, and the t rt world in particular is Big?
idfieant, and calculated to lead those who re
member th? Geraaany "f EHsmarcklan times to
bettove that the end of all things is g| hand.
Not only has the press I every shade of politi?
; ?don been filled with protests against the
attitude of the Emperor ? the affair, hut the
National Society of Architects and the National
Association .f Artists, the two principnl orginl
i . ng of the kn. l in Germany, composed of ail
that to m?gt eminent in the realms of archi?
tecture and art, jointly Invited the professor to
a groa*, lumpiet. at which ? vet WO guests were
l-ios.-nt and at which the Emperor was guyed
In a most merciless manner. Thus the ? bief
< moment of the sarlndpal table was a model of
the Relchshaus In s 'hwarsbrod, cheese and
coftfectluiMiy. Th?? d me consisted of a cheese
cover. Tho "Germania" on the t?-? wa? repre?
sented by a smart chambermaid on horsebov k.
the horse being led by a footman In livery. Th?;
whole was labeled "DerGipfel deaGeaehmackea*' '
|t*M acme of taste?. Another Item on the pro
/ramm?* was a gorl of automati?? machine
which, when a "gold un Jal" was placed In the
slot, would pet for in "Der Gesang an ihr" ?'Th?? '
Song f. Her.'' meaning, of ine, Mm". I'ar
Ughyi. The joke. I need not say, li* p in th'? j
pgrodying of th?? name rf th?? Emperor's musical
'? ??. th? 'Hang an Aeglr." The lustre
hanging from the celling. Which Is known in
Germany as a "<Townlight-r." was in the form
' '. ar. oid ortnoUne. Militarism was represented
by a soldier who was administering a fl gglng
t ? the u"h"r mas?"? of the population. At the
? trai to the banqueting hall there hung the
repr? - f of gold medal, which a lady {
paiiit?- was trying In vain to grasp. At the end
of |)m banquet tho chaJrmaji presented 1 lot r
Wallot w,th a lai.nl v. t? atti, saying, "Th?? new
Rei - ig , ding. ..? whi-di the golden |n
? rip?, ? stand? in invisible letters, 'To the Gar
man PSOBSS,' is g triumph of t'armati art." This
Oasssrvatl ? of II.balrrnan has reference to the
fuel ? "r.gina! plan of tho building, as
drawn up by Herr Wail ?. there was the in?
scription, "To the German People." but by com?
Emperor these words an re stru? k
Oorasaa artists are to be congratulated on the
?i Ir 11 f Independen O they have displayed, and
tin th-lr manifestation of opposing the endeavors
of the Emperor to trammel their muse In the
rame marner as he has tried to do In the case of
iilst ,.->?, rlrama ani music Th? "celebrated his?
toriar, trun Seybo!. ?t may be lemembercd, was
subjected by the Emperor a couple of years ??o
Id much the same treatment ag ProtaOsgOf Wal
1'it. being deprived of the gold medal awarded to ,
h.rn by th.? Imperial Hlotortcol .Society, and d??
barr.-l from any fur'h-r ?_ooaSS to the State ar?
chivi ?. his offence cestststlng In his having In his
Heat history of Germany publish? I some impal?
mali ?? r-marks con? ernlng the father of the
young Empresa, and in having sacrificed certain
political legends and romances about members
of the reigning house .,n the altar of truth as
contained in aobsr ofiiciai documenta, with re?
gar 1 to the drama, th? Empero? has prohibited
tortala pi ?es from being acted at Berlin, has
Ineisted on the wholesale modification of othets,
and has caused compositions representing his
owt: in?plratlo?i to be played until the performers
had nothing but empty benches before them.
And, a.s far as music Is concerned, the news?
papers throughout the Empire are full of ac?
cenni? of people being arrested, placid on trial
and seaiteooed to line and Imprisonment on
gssargag of lc_o-iiiajesty, the offence consisting
In. having expressed uncomplimentary opinions
about the Emperor's composition, the "Sang an
H would be difficult t>?' find any grounds for the
Emperor's assumption of supremo arbltership In
questions of art. ah the great artists of the
Present and of the past age* have sprung from
the iieopie; their origin has bun of the most
humid? Not one of the reigning houses of the
Old World ??ati boast of having ? roduced an
?minent artist, and although princes and prin?
cesses are as a rule brought up from their
?orli?st Infancy among the most artistic and
Picturesque surroundings?so different from the
?ordid environment of the youth of most famous
l*lnters?yet not one of them remains on record
as th ? creator of anything "Worthy of the itami? of
*? ?T>rk of or?. The only connection with art to
Which they can lay ? Ulm is as patrons, and
With a few exceptions ouch as the .Medici primes
?f Florence, it Is open to question whether their
Patronage has been to the advantage of the
Wus? For, If the royal aspirant to the role of
?taecenas hua on the one hand furntahed artists
and architects with the material means of put
ting into ex?cution their conceptions, h?? ha?
almo?! invariably sought to Impart his own per.
sonai individuality and influence to their work
at the expense nf art and of the artist's Ideal.
Royal and imperial patronage of an has always
been of a supremely egotistical chataeter. It
has been exercise 1 not for the sake of art
itself, but with the object ol Imparting lustre to
:he reign, or ?June to the name, of the august
Mascenaa It has trammelled, rather than fos?
tered, art. and if ??treat .?inters and designers
are Indebted to emrerors. kings and princes ' r
the recoilrces which enabled th.ni to produce
masterpieces, it must be remembered that to
secure these resource? they have been com?
pelted to humor "very whim and caprice, not
only of the roya! patron himself, but also .?f
the courtiers, niaacullne, and especially femi?
nine, to whose influence he happen?.1 to be sub?
A ram an?l interesting relic has recently been
purchased for the Arthur Winter Memorial
Library, in the Staten Island Academy. This relic
is a larce folio comprising "Th" i'olumbian <???
tinel, from January 4th, 1?.?.:?, to l?eceml>er ?Wh. ISO),
Published Wednesdays snd Saturdays, by B, Rus?
?ell, Devonshire street Boston: IMI."
This volume contains, among other matters of
much historic interest, an account of the perform?
ances Of Mr, and Mrs. Toe, the parents of the
poet Edgar Allan Toe, at the Host.m Theatre,
dflrlng tlie season of ISO?, It Is niso of peculiar
importance in the biography of Toe, as It settles
conclusively the exact year and place of his birth.
It was while the I'ocs were playing thai en?
gagement that, on February 19, 1S09. Edgar wan
born. Nearly all the biographers of Poe. follow-in?
the untrustworthy authority of l>r. Orlawold.
state that he was born in Baltimore. The fact
that Poe was born in Boston, during that emgage
ment, was discovered and mad; known by Mr. IL
H. St odd.irrt.
Mrs. Poes benefit occurred on Wednesday even?
ing. April 19, 180??. Master John Howard Payne,
T'ho had Just closed his engagement, "consente I
to play one night longer?at her benefit."
The advertisement of the performance and the
editor's critical remarks on Master Payne and
Mrs. Poe are of obvious inter?st:
Kor he BENEFIT of Mr?. PoE.
17Mrs. POK respectfully Informs the public, that
in consMtience of repeated disappointments in ob?
taining place? during
Master PAYNE'S
engagement, he has consentid to play one night
lonjtcr-at her BENEFIT
THIS EVENING. April l?th (IK?), will be pre?
sented, for this night onlv. the celebratoli piety
ROLLA iTlrst Time? Master PAYNE.
End of the play.
A pas ?etil and Fancy Pane??, by Mis? Wnrrall.
An f?rlglnal Address on th? subject of the Drama,
written b?. ? gentleman of Huston, to be recited
iv Mr Mi ?USI?:.
To which will be added, a new Comic Mpcra. In
3 acts, never p> r'ornied here, called,
An editorial notice runs thus: "Master Payne,
we are told, finishes his engagement at our thcatr.?
this evening. We are happy, as much fur the
r? putatton Of the town, as for his Individual It.ter
?st, that the house on Monday evening, wa? full
and over-flowing, it wai a small remuneration
for the delight ani satisfaction he has given thi
town. The claims of this Judicious young per?
former are not obtrusive nor adventitious. Me
Increases in interest arel ??ratification every time
he appears II? has no stage trickery to forests!
the a; pause of superficial observers, lli
'..-ici is to personate the character which his
author designed; and to give th?? passions. If x\??
may tie allowed the expression, their form and
pressure. In delineating character, he shows ex?
cellent discriminating powers, and what is highly
us i ii a? wen ns pleasing, he give? s correct pro?
nunciation of the language of the author. Ill?
voice, a.-? is to be <x;?? t< '. has the tones of Juve?
nility; t"it when it shall have ettalned ihe note
Which freutet? maturity of age Will ".ix?? it. WC are
confident his personation? x\in delight the ear,
as much as they now do th?? ? t
"We un ierstan l h?? volunteer? hi? service? th;?
evening for th?? Benefit of Mrs Po.?, as. Hola, in
Plzarro. This circumstance -md her merit, we
hop.? will ensure her a full house '
\ copy ?I Mrs. Poe's favorite song, "When Ed?
ward [.?ft His Native F'lain," with tii" mu??! ??
composed by Mr, Hook, is inserted in th?? volume
The Arthur Winter Menifirlal Library has been
further ?nrl"he?i by various other choice volume?,
bought by William Winter, It? founder, while re?
cently In f-cciand. \innng its late acquisitions
In the dramatic !.ne are u copy of ,1am. ^ Peni ell'?
Apology Mid ? Copy, In I>r.?h. of the First ? I tion
?,f .1. V. VtMdel'fl "l.eewcrilalers' I.aiitopel," -.uh
lt?hed at Atnstei.lam In 1'".47. The latter || .. : ,?
tar??. Nin? volumes of "The ?>???? n Magasine,' ri
luting to th? period froto 17.';? to 17-.?. have also been
added to th? collection by It? foundei ind ?? ? ?
volumes of "The London Monthly Mirror," 1TN lu
ir///;.v the OB1MISAL Has sn serve.
The New-Yorker who is forever Indulging In fan?
tastic ? leas broke into an extraordinary lament the
other evening. Ai be turned a corner he beheld
a poUceman marching s prisoner to the nation
The fellow's head was down, he slunk along In a
cowardly fashion, and b?? kept Ms eyes from m>ct
ing people'? look?
"Where." said the nun of ?trange Imaginings, "is
the i-.-iminal with a really splendid nerve? Look at
that miserable creature. His manner shout? from
the h iiisetop? that he is a prisoner, and o t'.?
crowd follows him and stares at hirn and Jeers at
him. ll'iw could the ? opi?. help* knowing ? at hi
was a pickpocket, ? highwayman, or perhapi only
a ?neak-thlef? Doesn't lie show it with l.;s hang?
dog look, his cringing, bis ?nenking gait snd bis fear
of b?!r,g seen'.'
"Now, wh'-re ?s the man whi under arrest Will
?troll ??a.sily along with his captor, rhattlng with
him pleasantly, noticing tilings that h?? pannes, iven
nodding cheerfully to ? ma fi nary acquaintance??
Th-.t |? th?? tort of ? prtsoi ' l want to ? ??. Wi
have ail sen men walking with poU?*emen wower??
the;r fr'.?:, Is. When a man is IniMM ml of ? r.ine, or
detect?.j crime, he can walk and t ?ik witti ?, police?
man as boldly u with s barber, What l want t.
know iu where ii the captured prisoner with ?.?
?;.. Hill ;i I.? : ve and so.! a t.? a : :!. ,? When he
is being marched to the s;.iti..ti h? can pretend that
he i? ..ut for an exercise walk with hi? fti.tii. tt,??
policeman? If the miri bad real nerve It ought '?,
be an easy thing to da Th? right ; ?rt ..f ? man
ought to i.? sbie ? f...: the people ?rho might see
him going to his ceil Where la the criminal with
buoIi a nerve '?rid why do we never .-????? him'.'"
Wh?r.? I? he lnd.-d'.' The - Imlnal ma;.? ?how
?plendld nerve In trying to kr ? ?? of the polli e
man'? han.??, but when be ll in th?? close grip of
the law in- nerve melts, snd tie hs? no courage, no
bravado and re. spirit Why? Perhupa that is a
subjei t for moral discussion.
"What." asked the Indulgent husband, "are you
rolrig to do with an inconsistent woman, and how
are you going to teach bei never to make threatsT'
All nf Which means that hi? wife had Just b en
telling them something that amused them, but
not her. She has not livid In her present hpuse
long. One of the things that she believe? In
and a very pood belief It Is, many husbands will
say- I? that the woman who Is at th?? head of the
bausa should do h?er own marketing, sn?? dropped
In at ber BUtcner"! in thi afternoon, when she
was on her way to a matin???? at the opera, snd
gave an order. Another of her principles is to pay
spot ?ash for everything she buys, and to run no
accounts, but on this day sh" had forgotten ber
pocket book.
"I did not BSk them to charge It to me," she
?ahi. "I did not wan? them lo ilo (bat ? <??
I lain. 1 thai 1 hinl forgo' ten my pocket Look, and
that they were to send the purchase to my bouse.
nnd on th?? next day when I ?ame again i would
pay them"
"And. would you believe," she ?aid. opening tur
eyes, "that they refused'.' And I said to thcrn.
'Very well. th?-n, send It around, collect, and I
shall not com?? here to buy anything more.' "
.So far no good, but ?
"And do you know " she ?aid, with the moit
Innocent smile In the world, "that I went there
the very next day. an?l have been g??lrig there
??ver Hince, btBCaus? It's the best shop and the
mo?t convenient, And (hey looked very funny
when ? came In and gave my order? as usimi.
I think they must have been embarrassed."
A good historical story Is teM of (he ancient
nobility Of the house of Hohenlohe, lo which tin?
present German Chancellor and rh<- new Sti.c
balt?-r of Alsace-Lorraine Ik long. In the Napoleon
wars, and later at thi Congress of Vienna, thai
po?ses?ion? of th?? HohCTlohw were mediatised
A part of them ?ame within the bound:, of Wur?
temberg. King Charles asked the head ?if the
Hohenlohe family. In or.1er to prove his right to
the title, to lay his nubility patent befare him
Th? latter answered m ?? letter 'hai he no longer
poss?-ss<'d (he original patent, but l.e would send
some dOcaSSentS which woulil provi? th? am lent
lineage of the family. These document? wen :
'???? description of a tournament In which s
? 'omit Ilohenloho bad laid a Count W?rttemberg
it) the duisi.
? document dcHcrlhlng a marriage in the house
of Hohenlohe, at which g Count Wurtemberg
carried the train of tlie bride.
A letter setting forth that g Count Wurtemberg
owe?! s lot of money to a Count Hohenlohe.
King Charle? never again asked for th? Hohen
loh? Datent ut nobility
That the bio-cole "fad," if "fad" It can be called,
has taken .1 firm hold on fashionable society
must certainly 1?? accepted without question ut the
present time. The evidence is s.. < ompleta that
It would bo aboard to attempt to st'-ni the rush of
cycling's popularity or to deny that society has
the craze. ? if course, it may be held that, llk<?
others of society's passing pleasures, cycling will
have it.?, day, die and be burled with no mourners
at the funeral. But then the history of cycling's
entrane,, and progress Into society's ranks des
not show any Indication that such shall be the
case, it? progress has been ton slow to be classed
as a "fad." It b.?s not "boonie*1" Its way into
fashionable so. le /'? arms, with the glare and
no'se of tru.apets and Artworks, bul its advance
has been slow and .steady, oo slow, in fact, that
until lately it might have been cloooed with the
pace of the snail. Thor?? wen many reasons for
th.. . .nmoniT thou beino ' natural aversion to th?
; publicity of the thing in the lays when ?v?n a
man riding a bicycle was -'tare l ot in the ?treet?.
. while people otonped and gas? ? with ? pen-eyed
? wonderment nt the strange siK-i,t ,,f H woman
' opeedlng along on ? wheel; and she did not have
to wear bloomers, either, locreote o sensation, nor
, need ?.he be anything bul s modi i f propriety
SO I modesty. Th. mer?? fad that a woman was
riding a bicycle was enough ?o colled .? crowd of
l'irions people, t'rmt,- shopkeepers to their door?,
ar.d nil with foce? every pan?? in th?? front win?
dow? ..f the houoe? along her ladyehlp'a rouie.
Then, again, Wcyele-rldlng ara? though) by many
to be dangerou? and even anhealthful, and ????.?>??
.?ml Btoiiea were wi 11??r? by olleg? ! outhoiitles to
pr???.?? thla Thi ?ping position adopted by so
man;? of the bicycle rid?:? m< ?aid to Injure th?
lungs, and, In fact, II ????? deilon ? that the pru.
ti'-e wa? giving on undue develop meni to (he
lower limbo, tending to shrivel and ?brink nil the
Other muscle? It. tl.e body ?n I arms In compari?
Bui "Old Pother Time.?? who I? credited with
changing all things, did noi neglect hi? opportuni?
ties in the cycling business, snd now the approach
of a bicycle in the street es ? noi Ihe slight eel
Interest unie?? ridden by a woman, mil even then
or,?, the passing notice due to her e?? it all time?
That there may have been some female martyr?
before tin? happy condition Of affairs ' arrie about
it ?h probably heel not t<? deny; t. it they '-?? be
?nil ;o bave been few ond fir between, snd by
no rm-an.? ?.? nuirteroua ??* In the case of many
oil.or "fads" taken up by S ??? ? tl I ?til? can
: ? ? .?r- ly etti . ? I to a it ? ? intll ? eai
r growth of ? etj .?.?.?.? md the adop
tlon ..f the bleycli : ind ?? 11) growth
s? ?
? ?__?
fes m
??//? ai ri
to popularity Ol the tnrt we? the be?t kind of a
foundation to Insure Instine sui cesa, and. couplet
with ito recent enthuolootlc and ?entrai accept?
ari ?? by nil creeds nnd classo^, ali rondltlono and
ages, is certainly p?t?? than enough te mak?? it?
former detractors throw up their hands nnd ex?
"Where are we at '"
The conservatism of society did not p'rnilt It
to adopt the bicycle erase at th? ?tart, neither
was It drei taken up by the poorer people of -o
elety. it wa? loo . ostiy a pleasure for the latter
to ihink of Indulging In The middle eia??'? were
the first to accept Ihe bicycle with op.-n urini ?nd
to take It Into their homes and make much of
It, ? ntll the lisplnic babes prattled from their
cradle for a bicycle, while from grandpa's warm
coiner 0? the chimney hearth came also the
desire for a Wheel. And so the bicycle oralo grow
until there I? at lean < lie bicycle In almost every
house occupied by the middle elaas, while in many
of the houses every member ol aa entire family
has one.
Should there yet be in this greal 'it?.? a miser?
able SCCptlC as to the popularity of the bicycle, he
should be captured, placed in a ?las? CSge and ex
hlldted in some enterprising museum. One has
only to ?.Islt l'entrai I'ark or t'ke ? stroll along
the Boulevard, or any of the avenues uptown, to
see proof of the popularity of the Moycls, At
any hour of the day, on holidays ?nd Sundays,
these place? ut- thfOagOd With Wheelmen and
wheelwon.en. ???? and women, lads and lassies,
boys and giro?, are all out lav the hundreds, and
there Is apparently no limit a? lo ani? of the riders.
On every tine afternoon the bicycle riders bowl
ahmg in a seemingly endless proceeston of young
men and ?roman, boyo nnd cirK siuid old gentle?
men und matun -looking matron?, in the throng
are ministers, prlooto, laoryero, fudgoa, actors und
adressas, nun of foahhm, clubman and ths
season's debutante?! and now? and then a family
group, all mounted on rubi.er-tli'd "OteedS" and
travelling aloni? al ? rateo! speed which in the good
old day? of one's puritanical forefathers would
certainly have been considered suicidal, if not
"flying in the face of Providence."
Not long ago the writer san s family group of
bicycle p ?? which included four generations.
There ware tha great*graadfather, grandfather,
father, mother, and ; "iis and il.uitfhtci f. The
youagOOt of Ibis family ?G????? wi:s 0 rou:id-fuce,|
i.abo of as uncertain on ogo as all babea, and
the eldest a ruddy. h"ii? i, white-haired old gentle?
man of ?evanty-odd years. The baby was sitting
in na oddly constructed little ?cat of wir?? faocenod
on the ? ios: bar in Iront of his f.Uher'a win?. I.
The sotogsnarlan was riding on?,? of th.? lotooi In?
proved rood 'oyoleo, as wars all tha others in the
parly. It was s differ? nt BOOUO from that of a
few years ago, when only an occasional bicycle
was foend In the I'ark or avenues. The bicycle
of those days wa? a peculiar-looking machine, rad?
ically different from the bicycle of the present
time. The rider was perched up on the top of a |
great wooden wheel, with a little wheel trailing ,
behind He looked as If he were In great danger I
of tumbling off forward and break ng hi? neck, i
and from the horrified expression, which often
?eemei: habitual to the (gel of the constant rider,
he evidently feared hi? probable end?the pre?
monition of which he had probably many times
bad through bad and unavoidable falls. It was
only the most reckless people, such, for example,
as the young man crOBBld in love, who took to
the diabolical machine. Bince the advent of the
safety bicycle, only gymnasts and tr ok riders
?ver essay to mount tie old-fashioned, big-wheeled
ina-hlne and attempt to demonstrate the uses
it could be put to by anybody regardless of life
and limi?.
Among th" hundreds of bicycle riders to be fern
on any fair day in the parks and boulevards it
would be Impossible to give ipeca to a larg?
enough list of names adequateli to represent the
number. Hut by th.? following list an idea may be
obtained of the popularity which the bicycle now
lias in society ami sntong Well-known people In
diff?rent walks of lif.?. Among those who have
recently purchase 1 and learned to ride bicycles are
Mrs. William Ii. ?'ahderbllt, Mrs. William .lay. Dr.
Carroll Dunham, his sons, daughter? und nieces,
of East Blxty-nlnth-at.; Miss Holbrook, of West
Forty-ninth-.? t.. Mi.: Btnlly laeliQ, Dr. T. F. All.t..
Mr?, r. H. T. ?'oll!?, ? Ppa'ildlng Pe Qsrm n lia.
Dr. Btearns, Dr. Kemble, Dr. James. Mis-?
Oemldlne Lampoon, Richard Halsted, Mis?
Downing, Dlgby Bell, Paul Arthur ani Frank M?r
? launt, the actor. Edgar .Saltos, Miss Della I ox.
Marian Story, Mrs. Butler Duncan, Miss BUmson,
Mrs Lawrence, of Last Nlnetleth-st ; Dr. Loomls,
I?r Htlmsnn. Miss ??Iga. Little. .laughter of Mr-.
?? ?? Little. Prancls M Bcott and daughter, John
Nielsen, Mrs. Oeorg? Hoffman, Mr ani Mr.? Regi?
nald De ???????. li-rer.?; and Mrs .1. Watts
Kearnev, Mr. sad Mr?. Charles O. Prancklyn, Mr.
..:. . Mn James ll Bookman, Dr. and Mrs s <>
Vanderpoel, Mr. ?ni Mrs n Aymar Bands, the
.Mis?.?? Qllbert, Dr snd Mrs. Pifferi!, Lieutenant
mi.: Mr- pettini, Mr? John A Madden, Mr. and
Mr? Clament ?' Moore, Mr and Mrs stanf..ri
white. Vr .ul ?.n- ?: O, Remsen, Miss Bessie
Ward, BUshs Dyer, Jr., ?' Wyndham-Quln, Misi
Remsen, Mis? Virginia Pair, Charles P. Alex
ander, Mrs p Victor Kewcomb, Mr. snd Mrs
George ? ? - Porest, ar. ? Misa l.oui-.? McAllister
This list, it win l?? ??. n, includes prommenl pee
pl?? in sedety, physldam snd lawyers, sctors and
actresses, suthori snd nun well kn ?wn In business
Th?t cycling ?? be<comlng lust a? popular in
high circle? abroad SB It l? here mav be Men from
a ll?t of bicycle rbler? published In the latest
Is? .? of "Tii? Bueitsh Cyc!l-i " Among the
mm.? given are th?.?.? of La ly Angels Ht. c"l?.r
r.rsklne H?rene?? d?? llrieii.-n, (he Hon. Mrs
Burke, lori Kennedy, the Ron <', Baren, Marquis
..f Carmarthen, Lord Oranvllle ?; rdon, Lord
tlrantle) Loi ? llrabourne, l^.t ? Oullford, the Hon.
C E Bingham, the Hon, Mrs. Mostyn, Lady
Morel Ma< k ? U Leslie, lb? Hon M s in lys,
ti.e io te?? of I it ???! ?.? ? ?. th- l'ari ?.f Portarttng?
loa, Lady Plorenee Bourke, Lady Palrbairn, Mme.
?,..!, Andra?, th?? Duche?? uf Manchester, and the
p.a Stephen Coleridge, ion "f "? Isti Lord
Chief Just, ?
A? in this country, the bieycla nevi?*? ?mone
the up;?#r la???..?? ..' ? .?;????.? alr..i I patronise? th.?
?. boots, of which a considerable number have ie
centiy ?ptur.g Into egtstenos. ? ihi? city most
of the school? ?r.? on ?'?? W.? f Bide, irt the neigh?
bor!".??1 of Central f?rk. There .u.? probably ?
dosen Rret-claM schools, which profei to Initiate
novlci Into ths mysteries of riding thi?
j. -Hilar modern vehicle sn?) Insure sgalnsi broken
i.one? or serious fails during the procesi Bach
school h.-i ?ex?.t.?? (raine.) attendant? .ind teach
?r?. bright young men, wh.? rid? iti.'lr wneela with
all ihe gr?? e and ?kin .,f the tes hers of horse?
man lilp
When ih?? nui.?. !?< tiro mounted on ? blcyele, ?
broil |. It is buckled ar ..in ! the waist, to Which
?- stinchi ? s loop Th?? attendent graspi this
loop ind wslki ?round on the Inner ?Ide of the
track, ites Iving the novi.?.?, while the letter works
tl,.? ire.? lies of th? bi cyel ?. As the novice be?
come? more confident, ? strap ah lit ? \ ird long ??
? d to tl..? belt, lb?? -t ! twlng held hy th? at.
tendent. Ti: ? rider ?-?rt. ?, : ..? ? . ??- ?- t. ling m th.
...it assistes???? wbra ihi? ?tage ..f the tuition ??
r?? ? ?.e ?. lut he i?? noi ??? ? miking progress,
however, and, if moderately clever, la ???? able to
"go ft stone" .m ? make s publl ? sppesrsnee In the
r irk or on the Boulevard a? .. full-fledged rider
Th? usual course at the school? la five | ?sons, each
of on. half hour, snd the charge ?ceni s li
?on, or Vf for the ,.,ijrs. l.. - on? In fenpy rl
.m- sl?o given it.me ?.f the ; hoots, where man)
of the teachers sre smong the best known and
skilful riders ?imoi.tr wheelmen Bealdea tiies.?
schocl?. several of th?? retail establishment? of
bicycle? have track? laid out in their building? and
teach every puri has? r .if a bicycle hoa to ride fre?
of charge.
The sldewalls in some of the riding schools sri
padded to prevent Injury t.? the rider. During ?
caavaea of the blcyele schools made by the writer,
further evidence of the popularity of cycling iva??
mad.' apparent by their crowded condition. At
every one of them, be was informed, the Instruc?
tor? bad mora pupils than tin?! could sctually
teach, and tickets were being sold arranging t.?
give pupils time in the futur.?, much th" sain?? a*
engagements ar.? mad.? In a dentist'! office. The
writer was also loll that the proportion of
women learning to ride vas larger than that of
men. Of conree, there ara mor?? adult? in the
Bcbaols than young people, who ??? not so much
afraid of falli? snd prefer to teach themselvea to
ri?ie with tii?? ail oi their companions. The
Schools In this city and Brooklyn, It ha? been
estimated, ar?? teaching ?&?? pupils a vx-Ar to nd??
bicycles. There are also numerous privat? clubs
when? menili??! a tire taught to ride. Among the
new club? reeeatly organised in thi? city Ii the
Michaux, oemposed >?f peupla prominent In society,
and which w.?? fully described In ? recent Issue of
The Tribun.?. Then the faMiion.iid. colony ai
TilX'do Park has alai ti.,aux ?, up, ? ils gat. to
the cycle and cm ? cit. d It? CSSlno Into S Cycling
rink. Horse? end their trappings ar.? not so much
thought of at presen; Lakeview and other wln
tcr resort have bj all goeounts siso welcomed the
bleyeli with all th? abandon <>f school-children
over th-'ir lat.-st toya At ?? ?rporl liso, Issi itim
m*r, tbg bicycle came prominently Into facht? nabla
it is extremely dlnVuIl to obtain anything lik. .,
correct knowledge ..? the ninni.? ? of blcyele rider?
in tills city and Brooklyn, but ? .servatlve >?.???
inaic places in.? number st *".???') An spproxi?
male estimate .if liic numlier of riil-M In tie?
United Blatas li placed by s high authority on
btcycU air.iirs m : .????.?r" at least.
The .'ninnai output of tin ISO or more concerns In
th.? country engage.? in the manufacturing ??!
bicycle? i placed bi the ?ame autliorlt) at "??,???,
The output of a ?Ingle factor) rang?? from forty
machine? ? year ?o igoOP. Som?? of the larger <??>?
c. p?? the writer wa?. Informed, ere overrun with
order? and sre constantly adding to their plants
mid facilities. The United States export trade
in bicycle? I? not at the present Unie of much
contentici ? ?. and l? chiefly confined to douth
America. ? few are lent to England and France.
It can safely be said, however, that the American
bicycle la the best machine of the kind In the
world, and will sooner or later command more
recognition In foreign countries. Few bicycles are
imported Into this country, but Ihe United States
?s a lark'?? Importer of ?vhsrt Is term?'d In the
traile sundries, consisting of lamps, bells, ?addles,
chains, etc. The tariff on these articles, which
are largely made In Birmingham, Bncland, Is so
low that th?? manufacturers there can undersell
their brethren in the I'nlted States.
The American bicycle lias approached BO near to
perfection that turt.ier improvements, the n'ir.ii
facturers say, must necessarily be slow, and con?
sist moie of ?'.'?;.iil than of any radical .-hanse?.
Vet each manufacturer la constantly on the alert.
ond some pretty radical 'lian?;??? in th?? make-up
.c a bicycle will be seen on the nanchine? for ISM.
They cannot by any moin-' i> considered dus to
mero whim? of designing men seeking something
??iw ol Which to boast, in order to obtain mor?;
trade. Almost ail th ? flrat-class whei !; will be
?quipped with wooden rims, practically ,? new Idea,
The wooden rims wore not popular at tit.?;;, but
they an? now driving the s;c i. copper, aluminium
and olio t kinds of metallic rims out of the market.
It Is alleged thai the wooden rims stay truer, are
light, and do not rust the rubber tiros as tho
metal rlmn ??.
Ani?n?,? th? other Improvements will be a nnrrow
Ins of the tread, bringing the feet closer together;
? decrease In weight, ? stroighter top bar. and last,
t.ot by no mean? least, ? ?? duct Ion in ti.?? retali
pnce of aboui 20 ?-? cent. This means that th"
m crane which last year sold at $'.?"> will bo
offered In the coming season at from BOO to $12"..
?'hi? fall In other gradi bicycles will b at??,ut the
sain?? In proportion.
???,? manufacturers are paying much attention to
bicycle? for women, caused by the recent Increas?
ing demand. It Is promised that the woman's
bicycle will fully equal thi man'? In every Im
poi ta ".t G? sture and detall,
A larger number of bi ycles f-?r women .in now
?. in?,' built with diamond frames, and .ire prac?
tically ili? same as men's blcyclt '??? .;? ,p
frame machines will also '.??' made. Although the
demand for tandem bicycle? has not Increased In
the sr.m?? ratio is for the ringle wheels, stili some
manufoctuiera are steadily, mprovtng them. A
splendi.! machine of this kind, seen by the writer,
weighed only thlrty-fli ? pounds. As one woman
solai "Th?? ?and tun are so handy in the country,
whin one wishes to stop at a neighbor's and ta.k.j
her out for a ride."
Some of the bicycles used by the racing-men will
weigh onlv fifteen pounds
The extremely IlKht. handsome and useful bicycle
of the present day was preceded by some queer
freaks of the inventor's Ingenuity. The first one
of which there is any record was called the
DTalslne, invented by s (Herman, Carl von I'r.tls,
at Mannheim, In M7 Tirs was _ peculiar nnd
simple affair, consisting of ?? bar about Uve feet
lone; and six Inches wide, supported at each end
upon o wheel, the front ? ne ?. ine to attached that
p could be turned loft or right, I'ke the front
wl eel ? of a carri ige. Th?? rider sat astride, of the
t..:r and propelled himself and the machine by the
? action of (us feel upon the (.'round The rider
presented such a ridiculous appearance that he
?., ? much amusement as h?? went along the
avenues or through the parks, and tbe vehicle
was dubbed "a dandy hors.?" The man was
? died a "hobby-horse rider." Il .s dlAcult to
?ee how such a machine was useful to a person's
pede? trian ? ..wir? of locomotion. The l?nil?lne
certainly dover become popular, and yet nothing
letter was discovered until IW, a h...n Qev ;, Iml
soll, ? cooper of Lanarkshire, Scotland, ? ?erted
that h?? had Invented S .rank-driven machine.
That is h?? applied pedals to the "dandy horse.??
Then it was iiiat what I* known as the velo (pede
.amo Into existence. Ml haul h Co of ?'ails,
sint one of these machines to England, where it
made something of s sensation M Michaux Is
also credited with being the Bra! to make on.?
whe.l of thi velocipede larger than the other.
Thi? form? ? h? bicycle. Then M. Moon, ais.. .,
Frenchman, made a bicycle of Iron ond steal.
This was about the >???? 1870 The hiith wheel
velocipede, ?: bl ; tie, achieved considerable sue
?. England, which was helped aloni: by ?
rider making the trl| ?f?' mile?, from London
to John "' ? treat's, In tourte? ? lays.
It Isgrather difficult to trace the Inventors who
made Improvements on tbe bicycle from iSTO to
the present lime. They are numerous, and
among the machines Invented were those called
velocipedes, manevcloclters, blbictors, trtvectors,
a 'et era tora oHcpodes and other outlandish
nino? They wer? horn, however, to die early
??. l uni in ??? ith After t?:?? saf? ty bicycle,
which ?? only o modification of the velocipede,
? m.? Into or? ?a tie early par' if IMO there eaum
rumors of 0 hollow lire, filled w?.?*: .tir. This was
the beginning of the pneumatic tire ond the credit
of it? Inventimi ij given to James B. Dunlop, a
veterinari surgeon, "f Belfast, Ireland, although
? potent for an Inflated tire w?s granted to w.
K. Thompson, in England, In IMS Kothing cam.?
of it, however, and ti??? patent expired in ISSO by
limitation ^^^^^^^^^^^^
a LOXDOX mimisi;.
From The Lady's 1? toi .?'?
A great deal of Interest centred round the wed?
dim; of Mr Atthur Itotircbler. son of Captate Hour
chter, of No ih Gloucester Place, Portmon Square,
and Miss Violet Barr.es, daughter o? the late
Prebendary Barn??, molding at No. IH Kari'j
Court I'.oal doutht^lCenslngtoa, which w?s eele
brated at tho Church of St Mmh1 ?. Kuri'si'ourt
s?uare. on Sunday loot, December I, The oflfc latlng
clersy were the Very Rev thi Dean o: Hereford,
th?? Rev C C Kation, \i.ar of Huston, ond tbe
??", r. Ker Gray, of St. Georges, Aibemarle-at.
Th?? church was crowded with friends snd spoc
t l'or? eager t.. oriti ess the union of ?i. popular a
roupl? Sir .:.'se;.i, Uarnby presided at the cr?an,
ani the service, which wa? choral, was most im
i . ?? on ? beautiful Thi Mil. graceful brldi
. -?? -_r ^yr?'
?*, - ' -?
;-**''?:?' ; - ?1' ?? ?
?-:?..'?'- 4 ? ? ?
1 k< ? very lovelj ai she was led to the altar
iwhleh .?? hrilUantl? Illuminati ? od I h candles)
1 hei brother, Lieutenant i: W ? Barnes, 'th
Hunsirs, who pave hei awa The bridal ??own
was of ahite pearl duel.>e satin, the bodice cov.
en ? rtth whli? accordlon-plettcd chiffon, srlth
strina? .??' pearls and i?earl ?Irdle; ?? ?? laments
?vor.? diamonds ond pearls, ond she carried an ex?
nulslte boii.juet presented by Fleld-Mareh.il dir
Pre ?. rick liait?, s
sii.? was attended by foui hi 'cemalds?Miss tn?
gela \.inio nth inni Miss ?reni Vanbrugh (sisters
of the bride? Miss Louie bane Pox and Ulm Edith
?.?. . iwo o: whom w-r?? attiri ? In pink and .v h 11, ?
striped silk skirts, with pink -?''? bodies covered
with white accordion-ideated chiffon, and bishop
( lenenti
and Mrs
and M r.'
l.ouls. .
|..u M
?loo.es, the other two wearing id US nnd while
made up In the same way The gold boat's and
od.ins which they wore were given by the bride?
groom, the hearts] bearing the initials "A. V."
They hod lai ? bio k (?olnsborough hato, trimmed
wiiii violets ai?.? salile (alls, and carried bouquets
of violeta Sir John Dixon Poynder, Hart., ? p.,
supported the brldi r.? is ties: man. After the
. .un.ony the neddlng guests reassembled at No.
??.? Karl's Court Road, south Kensington, Including
t'optai ? and Urs, Bourchler, the Baroness and Mr
Btirdett-CouttS, Lord and La Iv Hot h field, Karl and
?????.:.? . of Ktlmorey. Pleld Marshal sir Frederick
llalli.:,. .-'!: loh?! und '. ?. .-'!: .i.-liey. Lord Kenyon.
leen Williamson, lord Ashbourno, Mr,
.1.1. ? Hire, Mr. and Mrs. Itati, roft Air.
Bei i.o'.iiii Tree, Sir George ?md Lady
Joseph and ? ody Barney and Miss
m? 'li.!'.?- Hauret, Julio?. Lady
Pollock Sir Preierlch ond Lady Pollock, Mr. Forbes
Kobe it ?on, Mi and Mra. H A, Jones, Mr. and
.Mi I! rman Morivate, Mr and Mrs. Krank Har?
ns Mr. aid Mrs. Clement Scott, General A. K.
Hideout, Mr. and Lady Henrietta Car bury Evans,
s-.r ????,?.?-ins a." I I. ?. ? ? IL.trV Later in the
nay Mi end Mrs Arthur Bourchler left en route
? ? i .?ri? for their honeymoon, the bride dressed
In m .us??-?'Oiored cloth '.?or floured pale pink silk;
I . :, .? ..f i,ec..i'<llnn-pleated chiffon, and Gain??
boruimh mouse fell bat trimmed with Violets, bl?
muff, and sable tails._
Mr lOMrehlei i?, ????*?|.pis tlilnk. rather a
??w , ion act ???, but, at oil events, h.? u ? delight?
fai fellow, an <?:;f"rd man. and a decided favorito'
with his inule. Lord HothAeld, Misa Harnes is
known on the stage aa Misa Y<uibrugh. lier ?later. ,
aie also on the -i.i-c
T*i?t Thursday evening, with appropriate eeremn?
tt'.ca and the delivery of a stately addre-s by Mr.
Parka Godwin, the exhibition of the Inness pict?
ures was inaugurated at the line Arts Building. It
nor.? remains accessible to the pub'.Ic until the lit
of Fe-iruary, but th?? length of time ut the disposal
Of visitor? shotil 1 not lead them to postpone their
first ? ?lamination of the co'.lection. It is one to see
at once ami then to sea again and again. It cannot
be too often urged that Inness was one of the pil?
lar? of the American school, thai he would have
ndorned any group the world over had he ever care?!
to Identify himself with any on? movement, and
that In his Independent art Wl posses? one of the
richest source? of pleasure which modern land?
scape ha? to offer. Accordingly the present dleplay
ll an ??vent ?if unusual magnitude and call? for a
special manifestation of Interest on the part of
eveiy admirer of what Is rare and beautiful In art.
Appreciative study of this exhibition an?l a cordial
recognition of the true greetases which Inness ex?
emplified ought to ?io something to destroy the fal?
lacy under which so many A ami nan coi'.cctors labor.
I?eeause the painters of Harbizon ?ill such eu
premely good work and did It at a time when such
work was rare. It has eften been assumed that the
famous group of 1S30 acompIUhed all that wa? ever
to be achieved In their province. Numerous as ca?
pable landscapist? ar?? In Amertct, they ?utter te
till? day from the competition of Corot. Kouueau
and fue rest. It is a healthy competition when
properly regulated. It mean? the maintenance of
one more standard of perfection, and, moreover,
we can ni-ver have too many masterpieces of th?
past. Hut Inness, with the splendid ?weep of nil
genius? reminds ns that the present 1? fruitful snd
that It 1? rich right here at our doors. No EurO
|...iii school ever produced liner work than he pat
forth, and not the '.east of his services to his co in
try will be pcpn to he the Impetus he gave and will
continue to give to the development of our National
The Inness exhibition at the American Art Gal
lertes will be openeal by a private ?,'iew to-morrow*
evening, and the public will be admitted for the
first time on Tuesday morning next. Vt the Fifth
Avenue Art Galleries there are at present the pict?
ures by Mr. Hubert Vos which will be found briefly
discussed below?. When they are withdrawn on the
Sth of Januarv the space will be Riven over to a
collection of Orlentalla that i? to be followed on
January 17 by the old masters belonging to Mr.
Louts H. r.hrlch. These are the Flemish and Dutch
paintings which were shown recently at the Fine
Arts Butldlag. They are to he sold in the neighbor?
hood of the 'S'A of next month. The next ?ale after
th.?. at these galleries, srtC be of picture? sent by
twelve Of fifteen American artists. Messrs. Dolph,
('??Min. ?'rane and Murphy arc among those who
? xp?? t to ?hare ?n the venture, but a fu'.: list will be
made public later. Th?? Academy has but one week
more to run. The doors of the exhibition close next
Batarday night.
The paintings by Mr. Vos. at the Fifth Avenus
Art Galleries, give a pleasant but quite unex?
citing Impression of his talent?. He I? a ?kilful
technician, and a realist who puts Intelligence Inte
his work. He somehow misses the higher possi?
bilities of hi? craft, and wh.le he I? unquestion?
ably a refined painter, with even a dash of sentl
m?>nt In his nature, he has neither subtlety nor
delicate suggestlveness, and invariably throw? the
spectator back upon a purely material considera?
tion of the portrait or picture before him. Taken
on those grounds Mr. Vos Is a man of no mean
abilities. He has ease, surenrs?. a firm and vig?
orous touch, and in die animation and truth of
his portrait? he is almost captivating. You feel
instantly the presence of a likeness in hi? work.
thai he has mirrored the surface of things with
lOtisumm it? ?.?curacy, though he has had nothing
to say In regard to the hidden character of his
sitter. In ??ther words he is clever to the verge
el being photographU. and In any on" of hi? can
vanes, in the poltra.t of Canon Iiuekworth, in that
??f Mr. Ensatarte, in those of Mr. ODrlscoll. Mr.
Molta?, Mr. David Cfeltette .Murray, or "A Dutch
Hoy." tne air of life, of movement, i? swiftly con?
veyed. Ills color is respectable, not always trans?
parent, but smoothly and harmoniously handled,
and, on the whole, productive of agreeable results.
It is better when Mr. Yo? Is employing a lighter
medium than that In which nine-tenths of his
pictures have be,? painted. His pastel? are ex?
cellent In a ?inlet way ?see the study of a ?enlle I
type, which hung? near the large almshouse scene),
and the "Intenor <.f thi ??root*? Kerk in Kdam,"
wherein water-caler and pastel arc ?.ombined, I? a
suave, artistic ?ketch. The best color-work, and.
In fact, the best execution he has put to his credit
anywhere outsld- of his portraits. Is shown by Mr.
Vos In the big picture Just alluded to, "A Room In
th- Brussels AlmihOUSl,*? There the scene Is well
bathed m light, the values are kept well In hand
an?! in ?uch passages as the brushing In of the
sand;, flour texture he show?? that he ha? pon?
dered we,| (he Frenen tradition of "faire vrai."
We wish we could sa;? that Mr. Vos had more in
his art than we have here pointed cut, but when
we hav. praised the quaint pictures.pienc-s in his
Hutch "Angeles." when Wl have paused for a
moment upon the pathos in his picture of "Les
Pauvre Gens," and have once more testified to
t::e ? rtspnrsr of his outlines and the fcreible ver?
acity of his modelling, we have said all that in
justice can b" ut u red. and we have offered no ex?
planation cf this srtlst'l departure from the ad?
min.?.? ton.? and styll of his countrymen. There
ll Indeed M explanation of a sort which would
pnent Mr. Yos as an orignal painter, taking a
lias superior to that which I? cultivated by most
of the artists of Holland. ?in the contrary, he
has no very remarkable individuality, and in ex
changlng the mfts which his race mtirht have given
him for th.? manual deftness and rapidity which
!?? has apparently acquired in schools other than
t ? ? Hutch. !.?? ha?? bartered lentil for luperflclallty
and distinction for commonplace. Hla work la
capable ani in a prosaic way entertaining. It Is
uncommon!) thin In quality.
??mo photographs of th.? new archltectur.il gaga
ontlons Of the Cap?tol at Albany ?how that the de
?igni r, Mr. Isaac O. Perry, has in one respect at
leist tro I worthily In the footsteps of hi? prede?
cessor, Rtebardson. Here and there among the
capitani and la other places where the nature of
the carve I embellishment would permit, he has
caused portraits (,f famous American? to be Intro?
duce!. It is an excellent Idea which can never be
I too frequently in th > adornment of our
public buildings. In l'ari?? tlie plan has before this
been In use. The great church of Sacre ?lOeur. upon
the height? of Montmortre, |? picturesquely dec?
orated with gnrgjDJ les. which preserve the linea?
ments Of designers, contractor? and diver? officials
connected with the <onst ruction of that Imposing
monument Here in New-York ?. me years ago Mr.
It.?hard If, Hunt took a step !n the same direction.
The lovely \TsnderbUt house, on the corner of Fifth?
eve end Flfty-second-st., is suncouated on one of
st.un?' th.it on ci?se scrutiny
....... . ?ope.?.-. - w...^.
heroes ;n the history ..f ihe Nation, and there la
something very gratifying in the appearance which
thev present They have been x-clehrated with good
workmanship and their ?'fligles have been placed
with good fast?. A precedent Is established which
future designer? of muncipal and State buildings
would do well to regard.
Yenlce I? to have its first Internat!inai exposition
of tin? fine art?. It I? to be Inaugurated on the 22d
of next Apri'., end will last until October 22, 1891,
Twenty-five thousand fratte? in ? rinse are to be
awarded, sad tbe committee of artists pledged te
SUPPOSI the enterprise With their names, and If pos
Mld" with their works. Includes a number of the
most powerful painter? of Europe. Dubois, ?'arolua
l?urjn, Henner, A'.tna-Tadema. Hume-Jones. Leigh
ton, l'oMInl. ('arcano. Michettl, Morelli, Israele,
Mesi ig, Villegas, Zorn. Krover and M'inkacsy are
a few of the men who have agreed to do what they
can te further the success of the venture. It is a
.'.-? ipi'iiirittiicti? t ? imd no American name In the
llHt of cainniltti'ximen. fcveu if we did not have
men '.ike Bunee and Duvene? k reildlng in Venice,
wc should have som?? American artist Interested
more or less ofAclally in the exhibition. It Is.llkely
to prove one of the most popular lu Europe among
European artisti?.. Just through the love of Venice
which everywhere exist?. Few artists there are,
here or abroad, who do not owe something of In?
spiration to the lovely city on the Adriatic, and
every one should put his shoulder to the wheel, now
that tt Is to he set In motion.
Statisti, s -"sty good man." ?ll?l the severe lady
"have yen ever stopped to think how much money
is wasted each year for tobacco and rum?"
"No, mum. t hain't." answered the object. "It'e
ft-takln' up all my time Jlst now to rigger out how
many pore families could be supported on the
prie?.? of the extra cloth women put? la their
?lcevei."-(Indianapoli? Journal.

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