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IF CHARLES N. SCHWAB CARRIES OUT HIS PLANS, HE W.LL BUILD THIS FINE HOLSE IN RIVERSIDE DRIVF
Aili. SCHWAB'S PALACti.
PLANS FOR THE MAGNIFICENT HOME
WHICH HE WILL BUILD IN
The block bounded by Riverside Drive. West
End-aye., Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth sts.,
occupied for many years by the New -York Or
phan Asylum, was purchased by Charles M.
Schwab some time ago. and plans for the beau
tiful home which will be erected for him on the
plot have been completed. The building will
be of light granite, with a frontage on Riverside
Drive, overlooking the river, and highly orna
mental facades on the other sides.
The architectural style is, according to the
architect, "the first period of the French Ren ils
sance, which is a transitional period leading
from the French Gothic to the Renaissance,
representing the period of architecture from 1450
Interesting buildings have been tak^n a,s
models, and from these the plans for the ex
terior of the new structure were made. The
buildings are the Chateaus Chenonceaux, Bl la
and Azay-le-Rid< :vi.
The Chateau Chenonceaux. v,!.:. h Ims been
admired by generations, was select- I bj Mr.
: [ins '■■■■ '■•'- : - '■'■ '■'■ lh< ''■-'' au Blol!
picture, botl i ie and r, ; I
I: ■ nt a fii . . I on all sid<
ten c< garden d la wi . -
In his desci iption ol the S< hwab hou ■ . Mr
JI. bt-rt, the an hit< ■ i. saj .-:
The front fac.:i i . r ■ ■■• .-. i:: . • : . !■ 1 ■ ■■ •
/, ; : ductii nof the from fa< ..■!■■ th ' h
C-e:i i;\\ n ith the addition of a larg< i ' ' . >vhi«-h
> :.! comma: : a mosi I.eautiful view ■■: the Pali
jad< s of th< Hudson Kiv< r.
The nori hfa ide i ■ >mp< dof ai chitect ural
l- :..;;:..:- elected fr< in < 'henn liX. HI
Azay-li f tideau. andiss< > a rrans I i I ii
•i large porte-cochere with a . • ■ ■'•
to S- vent: fourth st.
The soul Ii : .■ . I- ha: a comp< ilai to
the norl hi .■ nd includes in il •■::•■.;
a I irge , ■ rh nd conservatory situ ted in fi v
of :he dii ing n • -n.
Chateau oi !::■;-. ■■>■', a fT"thii i ha pel tl nkii
the rear of th> n tin l>ui lii ti the centre <»<
the court. The i . : : i<; Ie pi i nts the most
I uresque view i>l '' • I I ling - ; nd h< a .i
\ • i ■>■ in', i .-.■ i ::,.;■;:■ ■ rooj and hur
l: •:":>• of r-oloi of build ! ni itvrial. w ith the
scenic panorama ■■; the Huds n i"i a Ij k
The differeni facades rif the building are con
nected by ;• circular gallery leading from the
r-'.urt to the t \\ " sides ■>! the building and con
nected with the terraces and gardens. All 1 1 1 • -
equipment for beating, cooling, v< ntilating and
ele. tricJty are situated in a .small building facing
NEW- YORK TRIBUNE UXUSTRATED sri'IM.EMENT.
RECEPTION TTAT.L OF MR. SCHWABS NEW BOUSE, VIEWED FROM THE STAMCASR
Seventy-third-st., which Is arranged t<> appear
as a continuation of the landscape system of ter
races and gardens.
The reception hall and the grand staircase,
which are of the period of Francis I, are a re
production Of th- rich decorative lines and
grouping created in Franc- by French artists,
who bad adopted the spirit of the Italian Re
naissance. All the other rooms have t n
decorated according to some decorative produc
tions created by tin- masters of the French Re
naissance; the library is Henri 11, the billiard
room Henri IV, th-- breakfast room Louis XIII,
the dining room Louis XIV, and the parlor
The decorative features of the exterior and
interior have been carefully studied from au
thentic documents, and have been so arranged
and adapted to the disposition of each room as
to produce a comfortable and artistic home.
One of the features of the decorative scheme
will be a large lunette in the reception hall
THK KIVKKSIDi: DIJITK VNP REVEXTY-FOURTH-ST. FRONTS OF Mil.
S-HW.W'.X M:\\ HOUSE.
: : :.: . : "Tl Rei . ; ■ ■ mcc dist ributlng
: ■ . ■ ■. ■ : ■ "* The walls of the dining
.... ■ ■ • ! ith five larg< tap* trj
I , . , , ■ . [.-. . : , <, M,: :s and
a . \ ■• • . : ■.■; alleys, a
la i ' . . I ■ bservation t< >w er are
. : . • . ■ • • .■ v features of the house,
■ , ■ ■ | I* ■ : utifully arranged
cha| ■ ■ : . ting ( apacity f « >i a
1. : •• fai ...■•.■■■ ■ ■ ■'
Suthii ■ n ilni on Ihe plot « here the
• • . :■ .; i:- t<i tand excepi t.> remo\ c the
<•!■! st rin turi . i 'it :.: . i I i 1: i\ ■• been busy making
plan drawings and paintings for iimn- than a
yt-ar. and ai th- presi n) time hundreds of
skilled workmen are engaged on work which,
when ii is assembled in cue steel and stone
structure, will make one of the most notabU
palaces or" the New World.
ROOSTER STOPPED EXPRESS.
How HE FUBW UP ON BELL < '< 'KD IN
PASSENGER CAR AFTER ESCAPING
FROM OWNER'S BAG.
Professor George T. Powell, director ol the
Agricultural School at Briardiff, Westchester
County, has been for many yean the most
prominent lecturer at farmers' institutes in
New-York and adjacent States, and is one of the
best known agriculturists i:i this part of the
country. He tells the following story:
"I had been lecturing at North East, Perm.,
during the day. and mte In the evening I arrived
at Dunkirk, where I had to change cars for
Buffalo. 1 boarded a fast Chicago express ai
Dunkirk which made no stops from there to
Buffalo. There were many passengers in the
car, and nearly all were asleep. Being v-. ry
tired, l t""k a seat, leaned back and had just
fallen int.. a doze, when I was awakened by the
loud < buckle of a rooster. Arousing myself and
looking around, there, greatly to my surprise.
was a large game rooster strutting up the aisle.
with head erect, and every few seconds letting
forth such a loud chuckle that in a moment
ruarly every* one in the car was awake and
craning their heads in great astonishment at
the unusual intruder.
"The- rooster strutted wonderingly up the aisle
until he came to a lars^e, portly nan, who was
leaning back, with legs crossed, one knee as higli
as his head and still asleep. He took only om
look and then flew up, alighting on the conspicu
ous knee. At this juncture every one else Li
the car became intensely interested, and nearly
all the passengers were on their feet, anxiou3
to see what the man would do when nc awoke.
It needed cnly one more sound from the rooster
before the stout man opened his eyes, and with
a sudden start backward he thr^w up his hands,
in astonishment, while roars of fautsstei tana
from every part of the car.
"Thi:-- excitement was too much for the
rooster, and ith one jump he flew up on tha
bell r--; •• which sagged down under his weight.
and the Chicago express, thundering along at
fifty miles an hour, came to such a sadden stop
that many passengers were thrown from their
feet in a confus-?i muddle. The train had no
more than come to a stop when an irate con
ductor came hurriedly into the cox and de
manded who had stopp< I the train. Ey that
time the owner of the rooster had awakened.
and. taking in the situation, reached up and
gathered in the wandering bird, restoring him
to the bag from which he had escaped, and
which contained two more fowls that had not
four.d theil way out.
• T\.- tot rximenl too greal ftoc aaj I
from there n Boffal , A man bora C
been ti I "
f«r the funnu st ij 1 1 ever saw.' "
ASECDOTEB OF CECIL KHOI
Among the many interesting anecdotes of the lat»
Cecil Rhodes appearing in. the English presi th*
following an from "The St. James's Budget**: We
are told hen that those who remember Rhodes:
when in his ttt-r.d agree that he was sot a t right
boy. Something of a morose tare, unsucUbla
and unboylike, he was fond of rambling wa:k< by
himself, and he did nut care much for games. Back
ward at school and lazy with his lessor.*, he showed
to the taD that mtntal inertness which comes ot
physical lassitude ra:her than from, idleness or stu
pidtty. Bui despite all this, he had none bat fr;.r.ti3
among his fathi r parishioners, for with his qjutefc
shy ways was coupled a gentleness of heart which
showed itself on many occasions. Be wa always
fond of ponies, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits.
birds, anything tamable— a taste, indeed, which fc«
had always retained
Barney Karnato once offered to buy for fcia r.rn
from Mr. Rhodes all the diamonds then on sale by
the l>e Be ra Company. Mr. Rhodes agree*!, mas
ing only one stipulation, that the whole Lot, s-.rc«
220.0C0 carats, should be i>ut into a bucket, raa
was done, and the *ale compteud. and ;r.«y K::2tJ
at a sight which no one had ever loosed at wior*
a buck of glistening gems. A photograph waJ
taken and the diamonds han.i«d ovtr. Then it waa
that Mr. Rhodes scored triumphantly. Sorting ar.4
classifying di tmonda take time, and :n tr.i? Hre
there w< r. 150 varieties, th^ sorting of which toc£
the purchasers six weeks. l>urir.g that rime taa
diamonds were out of the m:.rka, which -Mr.
Rhodes had ail to himself, and he scored gr<.at:7
over the transaction. _
In ISM Mr. llhodes paid a visit to tne Su.tan or
Turkey, and much speculaU arose as to what taa
consultation wj.s about. Som< tim»' afterward it
transpired that the trip had bern made to Constan
tinople solely and simpiy in the interest or Angora
roats. As is well known, the best Angora blood
in the world is to be found in Asia Minor, and BOM
of the animals can te captured without the special
permission of the Sultan. Mr. Rlkmli s. hi>w*vt!..
in return for much la re. secured for ttu Cape -ran
the uiisi>tiiku.fci«» Tuxk. iuu.c hundred tii Ui«as