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T- fl. , I H.uI4Fll4K3v,.H.lrWlKM Gil tCyfe WRITTEN FOR THE SUNDAY REPUBLIC The eighth book In the regular series of the. published drawings or Mr. Charles Dana Gibson will appear this week, and the Illustrations which adorn this page are reproductions of a selected number of those Interesting and artistic drawings. The preceding books of Mr. Gibson's drawings have dealt consecutively with "Various Sketches." "Pictures of People. ' "Sketches and Cartoons," "The Educa tion of Mr. Pipp." "Americans." "A Widow and Her Friends" and "The Social Ladder." The present series of drawings, most of which have been seen and enjoyed in Collier's Weekly. Life, and other publi cations, h&v e for their theme "The Weak er Sex." There are eighty drawings In the book now to be Issued and all arc typical and representative of the artist's graceful pencil. But there Is a distinction and a, differ ence between Mr. Gibson's portrayal of that large and Important subject. "The Weaker Sex." and his former drawings. He has unquestionably modified his con ception of feminine beauty and grace and while his women arc as ever charmingly refined and graceful they are different in expression, have a more serious mien and one that betokens more experience of the world, with consequent added thoughtful ness. strength and dignity. CONGRESS WILL BE ASIEB TO BUILB NEW WHITE HOUSE STABLE. Present Structure, Uuilt by General Grant. Is Considered Unsani tary and Unsuitable How l'resident Hoosevelt's Horses and .Carriages Are Kept in the Eecutivc Mansion. WRITTEN FOR THK SUNDAY REPUBLIC. The new Congress will be asked to ap propriate JS0.000 for the erection of a suit able building to house the presidential horses, the present White House stables being unsanitary, badly located and un sulted In Its architecture and arrange ments to the dignity of the chief execu tive of this great nation. The existing stable was put up by Gen eral Grant in ISO. and stands about 4M yards to tho southwest of the White House, facing Seventeenth street It Is of brick, and its foundations are so close to the water level of the near-by Potomac that the building la damp. Though the Roosevelt horses have been healthy enough, those of previous Presi dents have suffered a good deal from sick Thrt-e. are few admirers of Mr. Gibson who will dlsent from this opinion. Is it the result of passing years and the Increasing soberness of thought that they brought to the artist and student of ll'e, or the griming older of his favorite and well-known models? Who can say? There is not the same change In his men. who remain the same handsome, clcan-shaten. broad-shouldered young ath letes, with determined and strong expres sion they have always been. Studv the faces or the man ami nlrl who clasp hand and look Into each oth er's eyes over the chess board with the forgotten chessmrn lying overturned be tween them. Here Is again the determined youth, clear of Duitose. who will Inevitably have his waj. but are not the face and ex pression of the girl more sober, dignified and stronger than those of her predeces sors of the artist's pencil which linger In one's memory? Study also the loely face framed by the powdered wig This. too. Is different In expression from any that Mr. Gibson has before produced and Is mot attractive In every way. The drawings, a usual, run through a whole gamut of situations, many of them amusing and most of them poslble. Mr. Gibson's humor Is Improving, and he has deled some Incident to bring out ness, supposed to ba attributable to the liad sanitary conditions to which they were exposed. It Is proposed to put the new stable on higher ground and to buy for the purpose a suitable site at a reasonable distance from the White House just where has not been determined as yet. Like tho present one. it will be of brick, but more commodious. Mr. Roosevelt keeps nine horses of his own a very moderaU number for the President of the Ucissd States, and. In ad dition, the buIWiajj must accommodate seven horses far the official business of the cx"cutlie mansion, making sixteen In all The stables of European monarchs are on a vast scale, employing a. great retinue of servitors of various grades, and cur- THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. OCTOBER 25. 1903. Br COCRTESY OF CHARLES SCRIIiN'ER'S SONS FROM CHARLES DANA GIBSON'S NEW BOOK OF DRAWINGS. "THE VtEAKt.ll Stx. tho characteristics of the weaker rex not unworthy of Du Maurler- The "Advice to Noblemen." "When Speaking to Your Fiancee's Father As sume an Easy Tosture ami Adopt a Friendly Manner." Is lauqhabte. There Is real wit In the actress's re quest to her press agent: "I want you to mention the fact of my diamonds being stolen." "When did It happen?" And her answer. "Next week. Then he shows the successful chorus girl In her humble home, where she Is por trayed most fashionably clad. In contrast to her family's humble raiment. These witticisms may' not be entirely original, but they come with freshness emphasized as they are by Mr. Gibson's admirable drawings. Mr. Gibson knows his world a world of healthy minded and bodied and prosperous people for the most part and when h in dulge In sarcasm 1' Is against the climb ere the vulgar pushers, the sycophants and tho hypocrites who fawn upon woman. rounded by all the pomp and circumstance of royplty. That of the President of the I'nlted States is a cheap affair, hardly up to the requirement of a third-rate livery man. When Mr. Roosevelt began his adminis tration It was In a wretched condition of dilapidation and disrepair; but much has been den since then to Improve It and put It Into proper order The White House stable Is double, with a. tort of half courtyard, covered over by the roof. In the middle. Its north wing Is known as the "secre tary's fide." and Is devoted to the official horses and carriages, of which latter there are three. These vehicles, particularly during ses sions of Congress, ore kept constanUy busy with all sorts of errands. One of them Is kept always at the serv ice of Secretary Loeb, another conveys special messengers to the Capitol and elsewhere, and the third Is chiefly used to fetch the mall. "PRE5IDENT8 SIDE." The south wing Is called the "Presi dent's side," and houses Mr. Roosevelt's own horses and carriages. Of vehicles he has four two surreys, a brougham and a landau. One of the surreys belonged originally to the President's father, who was a fa mous whip. It was kept In those days at Oyster Bay, and the elder Mr. Roosevelt com monly drove it with four horses. Tho President keeps It more for associ ation's sake than for any other reason. mmCr ' w55 This last liook of drawings Is, undoubt- edy nn ailvanrc upon Its predecessors. Wlth tbe same vigorous draftsmanship, the same graceful linos, the same refine ment, rharnt anil atmosphere that charac terized the- art'sfs, former work, there are. as already said, a new and modified tpe of fmale beauty and a surer and firmer touch, keener sarcasm and more genuine humor. As n portrayer of modern social life of the best type in America Mr. Gibson still stands at the head of his fellow -artists and Illustrators, and the present olume Is sure to be found on the tables in the libraries and boudoirs of all cultivated households in the land. The walls of many a country 1khic and cottage will be aijorned with the repro ductions of the drawings in appropriate frames ami these, will make for enjoy ment as. well as social and artistic cduca- Mr. Glbon Is to be congratulated on "it connot'iall to add to his already de srved reputation. though It b a handsome carriage still, awl at the White House It Is always spoken of as the "Oyster Bay surrey." When Theodore Roosevelt was a little boy he wa very delicate, and suffered dreadfully from asthma. Sometime", in the night It seemed as U he would suffocate, and his father would take him out of bed. wrap him In a blanket and ride with him for twenty or thirty miles In this surrey to give him air. Perhaps It w-a. this treatment that cured him, for he has not suffered from the complaint at all In later life. The President's hones are fortunate an imals, enjoying every luxury that can ap peal to the equine appreciation. Straw so clean that any man might be willing to sleep on It U spread two feet deep In their stalls, and even in the aisle that runs between. Snowy fly sheets defend them from an noyance by winged Insects, and their ocats are kept sleek and smooth by thf constant attentions of skilled grooms. One of the nine horses Is a pensioner, named Diamond, which was brought to Washington Just because he was a dear old friend, and for no other reason. He Is y years of age. and of not much use any longer, but he was Mr. Roosevelt's polo pony long ago. when the President was a youngster, and for the rest of his life ho can count on a comfortable stall, with unlimited kunplles cf oats and har. Every one of the children, from Miss Alice down, learned to tide on him: In fact, be has furnished an education In the - (V rMM'ie7W73V!MaBH aliljl k wm&WmM ml mm w IB 9PJIi IHH equestrian art to alt of the younger gener ation at the White House. ROOSEVHLTS SADDLE HORSES. The Pr-Jldent has two saddle horses for his own use. both of them magnificent animals. One cf them Is Renown. 5 years old. lPi hands high and weighs 1.00) pounds a hunter and a Jumper of the first water. He can jump a fence 3 feet S Inches high with Mr. Roosevelt (who weighs 2 pounds) on his back. This horse was bred in the Geneseo Valley. New York State. The other Is Blelsteln. from the same sec tion, much lighter of build, but an all around cross-country horse. Every member of the Rooserelt family rides as a matter of course. Mrs. Roosevelt's favorite Is Yaganka. a thoroughbred of Virginia extraction, a good weight carrier of 1.00) pounds, and a first-rate hunter. Sometimes Miss Alice also rides the ani mal. The Roosevelt fondness for riding, by the way. has had much to do with maUng horseback riding a fad 1.1 Washington of late Wyoming (given recently by cltezns of that State to the President) Is the latest addition to the "personnel" of the White House stable. He Is 1 years old. weighs I.l) pounds. Is a trifle oxer fifteen hands high, and Is so kind anJ gentle that Mrs. Rooeelt. Miss Alice. Theodore and Kermlt all ride him. But perhaps the most noteworthy ani mal In the presidential mews is Archie Roosevelt's own pet. Algonquin-a tlny peny presented to him a year ago by Sec retary Hitchcock. It is the smallest pony Jn Washington, and quite a rarity In respect to breed. The newspapers have spoken of It va riously as a "Shetland." a "calico pony" and otherwise, but as a matter of fact It came from Iceland, to which frigid coun try the stock Is peculiar. When Archie was sick last winter he had Algonquin brought to hlra In his bed chamber at the White House, though the little brute, which weighs only IV) pound", had to be taken to the second story in the elevator. JFDGE AND ADMIRAL. The pair of horcts driven customarily by the President are fine, big animals, full of vigor and "high steppers." calld respectixel). Judge and Admiral. There Is also a single driving horse for cccaslonal use. All three are of Hambletonlan stock. The seven horses used by Secretary Loeb for official purposes are furnished by the Quartermaster General of the army. Mr. Roosevelt hires his own coachman and pays for the feed of his horses, but the grooms of the stable, as well as all the other expenses of the establishment, are paid out of the Goxernment appriprla tlon for the upkeep of the executive es tablishment. The stable Is managed by Colonel Sy mont of the Engineer Corps of the army, who is the official master of ceremonl-js of the White House, and he settles th bills. The White House stable, properly con sidered. Is an Integral part of the execu tive cstabllrhmcnt- It ought to be on an adequate scale not necessarily pretentious, but suitable In size and convenience to the presidential dlsnlty.