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The morning times. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1895-1897, October 04, 1896, Part 2, Image 11

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Edison Gives His Name, But
Did Not Invent It.
Description of the Machine
Which Throws Colored
Photographs on Screen.
When It was announced several dajs
ago that tt.c imctiter of tbo F.dison vita
scope was not Uie Wizard Ucwelln, but
a Wahiiiglou man. tlic Tact, vv as not .genc-r-iill
credited. So prom' i s public prejudice to
look In the same direction Tor successive
wonders and least or all to expect them if
tlie borne prophet. Nevertheless it was
a Washington man who conceived, elabo
rated and iieriected the wonderful inaihliie
which bears ihe name of the great lMison.
He philosophically held bib peaio when
lie finished bis model, and with rare busi
ness shiovvdness associated his. invention
w lih the name tow bich w e link all modern
wonders. He secured an invaluable irade
mark and the read) attention of the public
und rend) riches Is bis result.
The viiascepc was talented by Thomas
Armat or the well known firm of Daniel
A. Armat of F street. Mr .niiafs weak
point, it was Keiicr.ul) supposed, was a
ubuiban subdivision or mi urban corner
lot It is now repealed that he can talk
centimes ai-d kilometer, hvdrostatics and
rheostats like a name of the sparcl-in-haluted
land where the practical inugiiia-
llon of the scientist dwuls.
Mr Armat conceived the i otiou or the
vhnscope from the Unclose ope. His ini
pruveinent ipA no explanation, it has
ulreadv lieeiiscenb all.NYw Vorkaudlialf
of Washington, and o famllia rare Its resiiiu
that a description of the rialmic inths
of the vivified lights and shadows "brown
omhestreen. woald bemiichlikedoserili ug
u man to himself.
The most interesting thing In conn's tun
with the utasiitpe, alter joa have seen tho
se reenilisplny, is lo see the instrument itself
lVop'c sii m front with popping ecs anil
gaping mouths in ecstatic wonder, and
their thoughts pierce the white wall of
lmen i'i a i uncus desire to see the ita
cope itceir Pome curious simulations
.iIkiiiI .ts construction are whispered about
Hie theater. mJnj are the -vain appeal" to
the in.magiiient ror a private view of "bo
liiud ihe secies."
Tin: mysterious nox
Hut the people in front are all wrong
Tin' might se.irdi the Mage m eir
corner for tlie vilascipe In vain It's not
there The magic ravs, which spread
uhiii the screen steal Jrom a l iercmg liril
ll.mt eve in the far corner or the balonnv
ThrTe at the tup and vcr) lack is a
lnvsiorious Ikjx. mu li like the woodshed, at
the bak of nur lor It is padlocked
without a udls-lte.l within, andnll theoi.iii
liiiiuitaluin wblili I lie occupant has with
ihe ut side woild is a little bole about
the l of a coffee cup, to send the ra
tiirougb, and a square "peeper," to win li
Mi Armat consented to the writer n-ioiiip-ining
lilm to the mvstennus box
the other afternrn. and the exhibition
at this end of the theater was (pule as
Inn ioting as at the other.
1 be Mi.iscope to the linsiientlfic mind is
an tntxpl.cble affair. It Is very big,
crv uinple, vcr) exquisite in nicehanic.il
wori.ni iuship.aiidery mjstcnous. Attbe
l'ljou Hieic are, ill reality, two Yitnscnpe-,
for while one is displaving its pict-.re
Ihc atlendant equips the oilier, and thus"
saves tiine and permits the iicridrniaiii e
to inn with smoothness.
Wiiat one sees in the shed like inch-sure
are two big non upiKrts, which resemble
the supports of a piece of beavj inachinerv
On these is mounted the wonderful inn
trivatiio which has aslonisbed the coiuitr
as no oilier lnentitii miicc ibe telephone
The itasi-ope proper consists of a tin-ill
lens sui has is used in anordlnarj camera
Tills lens is nearest tbi solitary eye which
peeps out over the heads of the auihenie
und winks so woiiderfull) on the si ri en
Kighl bchiudi he Itiis.i metal framealiout
an Huh and a half stpiare, oer which the
ri tnre to be leproduccd passes Behind
this is a large bus, and right behind this
large lens is an arc light or 2,000 landlc
Till". lUUllO.V FILM.
Iht piet'J.es to be reproduced have In-ea
pliol- graphed on kiiit-totcnpe films and arc
no bigger than the null of one's thunb
The rlulni'i is from 50 to 130 feet huig at
cording to the picture, but onl) an inch
w ide 1 1 is of an indescribable composit ion
W'luHi looks like transparent cclulmd. On
ca h long ribbon there are nlwut -,-00 of
tlie little pictures Tliej pass hi fore the
reproducing lens at the rate of from 30
to HO a seemd so that the pctrcplion of
tliange. is at a minimum- '1 bej pass
lower foi disuuit objects ami increase in
Tel-Nil, 'for nearer ones When the long
rllilmns are not in use thej are kept in
Ht'le tin botes aluut half as deep as the
ouliu.m tin can These Mr. Aiunt calls
bis reperl-iire " 'ihe pidures to lie dis
plaxed at a perfonnauee hang on pegsat
the b o k of the mstetious liox. like ribixins
at a luirg:-iii sale Haudlliigtlisssit is Ini
possible to notlt.s the chanip m ivisitton
of the oluee'.s in ten and twentj nt a time
Hut then- is an infinite!; small change In
each one
When a picture Is to be sho-n a 1-olt
tit pictures is taken from the pgHiidstruiig
en thealmostendless siiecess.oii of dilicate
little black clri mounted spool wheels
The pass ier wbese- wheels at a rapid
ate. propel'td by electricity, and as the
picture passe" the frame behind the small
lens mentioned the light f nun t tie ai clump,
passing through the large lens and being
fu used upon it. throws the plLture through
the smaller lens upon the screen as the
audience sees it.
A .New York paper staled that the pic
ture w.u magnified GOO times. As a
matter offacl.it is magnified, according to
Mr. Amiat't. statement and demonstration
80,000 tunes at least. I-ich little picture
Is on the film about three quarters of an
Inch square. The screen Is sixteen feet
upiarc and contains 2!,D00 square inches
An astom-hing feature of the itascope
Is that it reproduevs an and all colors
en the screen A shirt dancer displa)ed
last week appeared life size Her hair
was a sift brown, her ejes blue, her skin
a delicate pink, and her dress was a
flaming red It was all reproduced on
the screen and at Hires the picture was
enveloped In arious colored lights as If a
calcium light had been turned em the
Hut, it should be said, the colors were
not photographed on the libbon Mm They
"were painted on it later and in such a way
that they do not rutorf as the film jiasses
oTcr the wh-vls of Ihe .itascopc This
tinting Is an infiiiltclj trying process and
the artist can only discover Ibe outlines
nf the hair, eyes, face and figure with a
powerful inagmrjlngglass behind nhich be
Another Interesting feature of the Tita
tcopcls t he tna gnet t hat is suicndcd before
the frame ocer which tlie frame passes.
Close to this magnet Is n snmll dynamo
The purpose or this magr.ot is to protect
tbc film rrom being melted by Hie focused
Ttght when the arc light behind the large
lens Is burning. The light thus focused on
lc frame is intense and if allowed to rest
for a li-imient on'the'fllm wonld melt it.
The magiickbeliiir in" thewway cuts ofr tbv
light. But when the, electrical current is
turnedliiro'the lra"seiiprf1''aiid its wheels
drryifl-jJieVIitu atmt. In motion, the
djnamn Is also charged mid the magnet Is
drawn to'it to-thaf the light can slilkc
lliPmoUngfilm and send Its picture through
Mrrdljr lens. Thus Ihe light Is not
-ocuscd on any pnrt-ot the-fllm for a mo
ment and the latter is not melted. When
the current Is cut off from the -eitascorc
the lr.aniuit talhi,fruiu.ljv1' dnamo to
its place in front of tlie frame and Us
nisMnn of protecting thi film from destruc
!on Is resumed.
The laboratory of tlie Wasbln-,o.i Wiz
ard Is remote and secretive as are most of
the wonder workers who wrest .Nature's
secrets from her. It is uupruealc enough to
approach, but once be bind its sacred portal
in the sanctum sai.ctorum It is quite as
strange niii'mystcrlous as the most Idc.ills
tJc iniglit.nmbitlnn,- j
Mr. Armafs workshop la apprcsiched
through his otrice rooms. At the rear end
one rindifcjiiiiiseir loMS-SH lis,,t of ''
cheerriiiurea. Thedescentora brcsidstiilr
waj imndealinostliitothe-grouiid. Turn
Ing, ajieayy solid w ooileiidoor swings 0111
and cMses'liTlilnd you
You arc inthcwizard1den Itisdarkas
Erebus, he.irsa and the cnejtloiucdl. :.s
soetatliiglhal dwelling p'-aei with the en
tire absence of light. 1'J.islil A score of
incandescentsspirkle and almost blind 5011
1 he room is not large, but it is morbidly op
prcssb,c,,wjtli Its subb!rr?iiean danipn-ss
and black hangings'whU h are not for of
feet, lint simply to n.akc ll.e place light
light and jJcadcn reflections. .'o goblins
or genii skipped In from the black folds,
bit they might hao when t he incandi scents
are- all ecliiisul andonH one 1 imp in a far
corner shed dim, (,has'tl'aiiiber flow oer
the place , making the shadows bigger and
bl icknessblac ker. luth itcornerand uu-ler
that lamp the plio'togifiplii r filmed and de
duped and made read for e-Miibiiion
Ruws of butties or fluids suggest magic i
Uuiis, ami satanle demonstrations, but
nothing, happens, eircpt tl extiiigiiislilng
of the amber light and the flashing up of
the incaiKli-sts-nts again.
All aiiout are strange black 1kics. Mr
Armat espla-ned that tlej were cameras
in process of construction on new plans
lie has ror making ilnsmpe i-ns, He
llas perfeclc.l six differe nt w.ns of achlo
nu in.copic effeets, altliough the woi'.J
has long been lookiug for one.
rosSiiiii.nti:s or Tin: mtascopk.
?peal nig or Ihe iwssibilitles of the ilta
scope, .dr Ann-it said: "I am perfecting an
almost endless Mill, which will take In
numerable- leproductious Tor iii'taiicr, II
will 1-e possible to start at cjiic corn.-r of F
street in a carnage, with 111' camera, and
drnc to the nevt, exposing the nun 1
will thus haee n panorama or the whole
slreet moving lis iueir, and nt the same
The Vitascope
time all the motion of carriages, cars ami
pedestrians, reproduced ae-eur-itelv "J hit
same experiment ma be made rrom a car
window, and one can sta home and rt the
same time enjoy tlie color, outline and inu
tionor a'railrond trip."
The Vitascope is not Mr. Armat's Tirst
invention He has lor several years been
ilcvijimg himself to scientific pursuits.
He obtained his lire; patent in Itb7 and
has secured many since. The most notable
Is on an underground tkitne railway
system L I) Illiss, prc-nlcnt or the Elec
trical" Scliool hf this city, examined the
plans and specifications of this invention,
and wrote to Mr. Armat '"1 believe it to
be the best system for practical purposes
that has cv cr been mv cnted."
Another use of the present wonder Is
what is tailed the Edison Vitascope It is
a '"drop a-nicket-in-the-slot" Vilnscopc
But the pictured seenv.u-cJ two feet square,
and have all the appearance of bcliii; life
sire, as if one were looking out of the win
dow, artl'tller wcTeTwcirty-rive feet dis
tant. There are al-outlOO Vltascopes In opera
lloa at present in all purls of Ihe world.
Mr Armat cannot keep track or the n ute
or cachrbufthTs we"?k, ocsidcsln America,
they are lie-lug exhibited In England, Ger
many, France. Austria, faervla, Guata
mala, Ecuador and Hrail.
Dramatic 'Notes.
"Incog" Is to take tlie road again.
Even Xtw Orleans n-ports good business.
- Ada Reban arrived from Europe on Fri
day. .,
J K. Emmet is playiog the vaudeville
"An Innocent Siuncr.' plajc-d Brookl-n
last week.
J. 11. Stoddart Is not acting since "The
Liar" closed.
Ex-1'rcsidcntand Mrs. Harrisonsaw "Rose
mary "reccutly.
Belle-An her Is nlavlng the Widow in the
"Milk White Flag." "
DeWoir Hopper and company tomes over
from Baltimore today.
Clay Clement is playing through the West
wiih Ihe gieatest suciess.
"A Lloifs Heart" divided last week be
tween HolHikeii and Jersey City.
Digby Bell Is meeting with substantial
returns on his western campaign.
Lewis Morrison Is still playing "Faust."
This is too much or u good lliiug.
Rose Eliiige has succeeded Mine. Janau
scheck in "The Diamond Robbery."
Francis Wilson's trade mark Is now:
" 'Half a King a Whole Success."
Wilson Barri-ttiis writing a novel based
on his play, '"The Sign of the Cross."
Cora Urquart Potter has Inaugurated a
new stylo of hairdrussing in Australia.
Adelina Paili has received a royal com
mand to visit Balmoral next Saturday.
The czar and czarina will attend the
opera 111 Paris next Wednesday evening.
"Catllinl," an' tstrly Iramn by Ibsen,
never perforined. is to be done iu German.
There Is a strong prohablhty that Wash
ington willec the German, Metropolitan
and Imperial Grand Opera Companies this,
In Italy Ihe fnvorlte season for drama
lssumnKr.and winter Is devoted to opera.
San Tranclsco will tee the "Prisoner of
Zeuda" for the first time tomorrow night.
K. 8. Willard will sail from England Oc
tober 31. He opens his season in Boston.
ried recently to Joe Jefferson's granddaugh
ter. The latest sensation Is an actress who
reports herself polf-oned from the odor of
Matildc Colrelly was the first Katlultza
in America. FanFranciscosatt-lhepremler
In 1878.
Sarah Bernhardt reopened the Taris
Renaissance Theater 011 Thursday last in
It would seem that Lillian Russell has
caught her breath again with "An Ameri
can Beauty."
Marie htudholme, the bcanly of "The
Artist's Model," Is plajlng In the London
Geisha Company.
llecrNitim Tree, In his productio.i of
of Henry IV, plays Hotspur and Talstafr
011 alternate nights.
May Irwin rollows Hopper at the La
fajelle. She has recently completed a
six weeks' run in Boston. -
R. X. ktephenson draws rojalties as au
thor of "An I'neiny to the King" and a
salary Iu advance of "Tl oroughbud."
Wilijaiii 1 ueershain, leaning ii.nu or tie
hmpire Theater, is ll.e oung"St atlor in
such a position 011 tlie American stage.
'Tire dancers," wh.ilcvcr the aie, have
caught the fancy of the Mexicans, and
nearly every theater Is advertising one.
Waller Hale had his nose slashed hi a
sword combat Willi James lla.ketlu "Tlie
Prisoner of Zenda," In Chicago reeeiitl.
Margaret Mather does not login her
season until after the Kevv Year Mii-au
ootincc-s a prcduciion of "A Win lei's Tale."
Tney cull George Ham, who vio.e " The
"hop Girl" and other l'uglish musical
comedies, the English Hoyt. liul Dam
is an American.
William Tcrnss, seen here as Irving'.s
leading man 011 ills visit next befoii- the
last Is preparing to come to America again
wall "Boys Together "
I'lnju right Louis X. l'nrkcr is at Horn-
vvald, Alsace, writing a 1 evv plaj, "Ihe
M-iviIuvver." for Daniel 1'rohinan, In which
Telis. Moiis will be seen
Hob Millard had a busy time the latter
part of September He was mairiedou the
J2d in Jersej City and produced "Tl e
Muniiii" in Huston on the 2Mb.
Emilia Haines Is In r.irispreparingrorJier
American season. Her Kneise is iu
strucllng her In the- Kivn-uth traditions
coiict ruing El-a and Meglinde.
Irvmg's "Cjiiibtline ' proiluction seems
10 nave e.ee-0 vvortlij -if Lyeeuio pr-te-ient
He aiinoiinces Sans Gene," precisled by
a brief season of "Ricbaid HI."
Deunv the active and 1 rricient footman
at the National front door has all along
cnlertaln-d a prejudice for cool, rainy
evenings, ipecause lie can wear his long
in Operation.
coat. Ids high iiat. and do the i-leganU
He has decided to think again since Ttics
ekt's storm.
The first Amtrican comic opera ever
produced in Germany is "Ihe Wizard of
the Xile." It was seen first as the Carl
Theater, Vicuna, a week ago last night
There are HtiT companies organized und
plajmg. Lest .veal there were but 321.
'lhis is evidence that Presidential eur has
lew cr .terrors for managers than hereto
fore The new Theater ties Westcns, Birlm,
has a green room arranged like the saloon
or a steamer, ami a room for the press
representatives, where authors, managers,
and plaers inaj meet.
Florence Gerard AbN-y, wife of the
manager, rrom whom she -s separated, has
gone to Europe 111 order to secure a play. In
which she proposes to star hi,,, W1n U(.
gone about three weeki
Salvini is really serious! ill. He has
a disease which often terminates Tatall.
With his wire and his rattler's family , lit
is at Xaghoil, near Sienna. nis father
nurses htm with loving care.
On one occasion Bnoth played Iago In
English to a German Othello, and the
versatile Destlcmoiia spoke her lines iu
English or German accordingly as she
was addressing Othello or Iago.
Sol Smith Russell will try his luck inXcw
York city again this year. Hclostheavilj
at Daly's several years ago. "A Bache
lor's Romance" will probably please Ootli
.1 mites; they are fond of Miss Morton's
Majajie, the queen of the Woodbrush
tribes or South Africa, hasdicd at the age
of one hundred and twenty 3 cars. She Is
said to have been the original of JI. Rider
Haggard's "She," familiar to reader aud
plaj goer.
Maggie Cline ought to get a new play,
get it quick, aud instruct the plaj w right
to make her character a low comedy part,
down near zero. Maggie can act quite a
little bit, but she should wear calico aud
lose her diamonds.
Xella Bergen, Mr. Hopper's soprano, Is
a Brook! n girl, but now makes her home
in Meriden, Conn. She sang in a Hartford
choir for two years, last ear sang In "The
Fencing Master," and then joined her
present engagement.
Alice Hosmer or the Hopper Company Is
a resident or Washington. Her parents arc
now living here. Her greatest successes
heretofore have been as Miss Hurricane In
"The Little Tycoon" and us Zcnobia
Tropics in "Dr. Sntax."
Miss Nina Boucicault, the oungest daugh
ter or the l.ue Dion, who toured with him
In "The Shaugraun," and other plajs, will
apiicur in Beerbohm Tree's Compaii when
it comes to tins countrj. She is considered
very prelty.
Although Miss Georgia Cayvao makes her
metropolitan debut as a star In Xew York
tomorrow night, she has been "dogging it"
all week. She first acted on any stage
In Haverhill, Mass . and in the same town
she first appeared as a star.
Miss Blanche Walsh lias arrived in San
Tranclsco from Australia, where she lias
been playing in Xat Goodwin's company.
According lo her account, Mr. Goodwin's
business, instead of being as large as the
newspapers have represented, has been
very bad. She left the company on ac
count of Miss Maxinc Elliott, with whom
she declined to share the leading parts.
t i w J
Lives in Washington and Is
Named Jacobus Seneca Jones.
Ten Yenrsi Younger Tliaji Xew York's
J-'miioUH I'ollllclnii und Uiffi-ilnt;
in Color of Ilulr nnd'Eji-M Otln-r-wlse
a l'L'i'feet C'niiMturpnrt Tlio
Two ilc-ii OppoBlto iu Ilisposttlon.
Senator David U. Hill, of New York, has
a remarkable double. His name is Jacobus
Seneca Jones, and he lives in Washington,
though born -mil reared I iiTcnnesseuw 'Ihe
two counterparts. Hill and Junes, are not
related In any way , and arc altogether dif
ferent In almost everything e-cccpt looks;
but In looks they resemble each other as
close! as a pair of twin brothers, or the
traditiunal pair of blatk-0ed peas.
Their ages are unequal, else the re
semblance would be still closer, beimtor
Hill Is rirt three car of age, ten e-ars
older llinii ills counterpart, Jones, but
Jones grows more. Hill like every ear.
A few jearsiinrcau.lliwillbeextecdlugly
difficult to distinguish litem apart. Even
now Jones Is taken for Hill probubl a
hundred times a day.
Jones is a high elusstlerk in the General
Land Offlte.und Is a modest, retiring, sen
ibiu fellow. His rigure Is tail, straight
and well knit esactly like that of i'eiiator
Hill. His head is perfeiil.; round, sin
metrical, well poised und "hard,"iIso 'list
like Hill's.
haik and i:vns-jurrnn.
Their noses, too, arc preiim-Iy alike
straight, shaped and firm 'J heir black
mustaches, furthermore, are perrci tl
matched, likewise then little patches ot
side-whiskers in rront of'e.icti ear, and c-ko
the trend ot their vigorous c-cbrows.
'Hie onl perceptible differe nces In their
appearance lie in the details tit hair and
eyes. Hill trains his back hair clown tlie
11a lis ot his nt ok, while Jones doe not, and
tlie eop 11C mil siie.nl t altogether baldaiid
hlghl iwllsl.nl, while Jiiivs' baldness is
only partial, thoigb be-eomliig more pro
nounced every daj.
Hill's e.ves, uiun-ovcr, are ot a twinkling,
evanescent gray; Jones are Just a tritle
darker, varying from dark slate color lo
brown, according to his moods, ami if .no
thing, Ihey are even brighter than Hill's,
which are unusually bright In r.nt, Jones'
eves are ot a most exlraordin ir bright
Except for these slight dirrcrenee-s as to
degrees ot baldness and shade or eyes,
Sjenator Hill Itsiks precisely as Jones Set ins
destined lo look ten ears hence. If be
lives, and Jones today looks exactly as
Hill did ten jears ago. Their jKirlr.ilts,
when pi iced side by siiie, give only a feeble
Idea ot their wonderful resemblance in
tho actual rich
Unlike the celebrated ".VillFum SuUer or
York, whose arfecled re-eiut I.ine-- lo old
isirtralts or Henr Cl.iv 'is strlkii.g, lo ay
the least, Jones makes no tfrort or exer
tion to enhance or Increase this Illusion of
likeness lielvveeu hiiiiselrand Senator Hill
If he wauled lo lie could render the resem
blance well nigh perfect "li certain will
understood httie tricks and artifitc-s or
make-up, hair t ut.dress and Ihe like.
As It is the resembl im-e Is entirely In
voluntary on Jones' part, as well as on
IllIi's;antlIones, although i-eisby no means
displeased because-of It, makes no grtattr
jioltit of promoting thcflailering illusion
than he does of dispelling It. He slmpl
accepts Ihe faet good hunloredly and philo
sophically and lets It n'.mo,1 content with
what nature has done Tor him.
btrangel) enough. In te-nirernment, qun.1
ltles, disposition, manners nn'd habits. Hill
and Jones are diametrical opposltes, save
In two resjd-cts. Both of Hiein are pas
sionately fond of politlt-stholigh in a
totally dirrerent Wiiy.nnd Imih are entirely
rree from the "petty vices" of smoking,
chewing, drinking and swearing, and such
matters In all things else the nie to
tally unlike and diverse
For Instarce, Hlllls of a secretive, subtle
and inscrutable temperament; Jones, on
the othcrhand. Is open hearted frank and
ingenuous. Hill Is or a retired, ascetic and
taciturn disposition; Jones, on the con
trary is jovial, ccciaLIe, companionable.
Hill Is considered a confirmed bachelor;
Jones, b corlrast, is bappll married.
Hill Is reputed to hold all pastimes and
diversions at a licavj discount, Jones is
-in enthusiastic amateur tf all em rgt tic
games and sports, is -in active member of
the Cclumbia Athletic Club, and exces
sively fond or bov ling, bir cling, wrestling
and other jili. ie ;ii exercises.
While Jones is as passionately fond of
pcilllcs as Senator Hill is, the manifesta
tion of that fondness iu Jones takes a
Ictall different turn from those of Hill.
Thus, Seuali r Hill's penchant is for en-gagln-r
iu practical and experimental pcl
itics in dead earnest, either mingling per
sonally in the f finical arena or Lrmging
about important liolltlcal result s iudln-ctl ,
through astute strategy, in) slt-rlocs manip
ulatton and masterly generalship.
Jones' grand passion for politics con
tents itself with his being a moat- de
lighted witness and spectator of the politi
cal exploits and achievements ot others.
It is Jocularly said of turn by Ins friends
that he can scent a Speakership contest
in Washington "".OOO miles off, and for
twenty years back he has u-innn enrap
tured observer with bis own bright eje-s
or all the varied and eictting scenes that
have accompanied the selection or every
-Spcaker of the House of Kiprc-suctatives
in the last ten Congresses.
Whenever Jones rides out on his wheel
scores or people take luni ror Senator
Hill, and sa. "Why, 1 didn't know
Senator Hill rode a bike." On the street
and in other public places Jones is bowed
to respectfully and recognized erron
eously as the distinguished Senator from-)
"sew York, when taking trips now ami
then away from Washington, people notice
him on the trains and In depots, and salute
null profoundly:"Hoivdoou do, Senator?"
Lvetywiieie lie goes, in short, iu crowds.
In stores, and m hotels, be is conscious
or the fact that people nudge one another
and whisper, "That's Senator Hill." Out
of It all Jones gets a lot of fun, and In
his oveinowlng good-nature, seems to
thoroughly enjoy it.
David Henuett Hill.
If Jones -were a rogue and were evilly
disposed, be could easily get Senator
HIU Into no end of trouble, and could
give rise to embarrassing political and
personal complications without limit.
Fortunately, he is not, but a thoroughly
honest man, and so the remarkable personal
resemblance between Uie two men of dir
feretit cstato and station leads to nothing
more serious than innocent blunders and
humorous mistakes.
In this respect the apparent similarity
of identity furnishes a decided contrast
with that remarkable historic instance iu
France in the reign of Henri II, whicU.the
elder Dumas utilized so skillfully and won
derfully In his romance. "The Two Dianas."
In that marvelous story, the rascally Ar
nauld du Thill, a detective in the service of
Monday, October 5.
Large Hats, Bonnets and Turbans.
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BAUM'S, 416 7th St.
the Constable Montmoreuc, plays the most
alwmlnable pranks -it the e.speiise of his
innocent shadow. Slartiiivtucrre, the worthy
stpiircor the Count Mont gome r even goln!'
to Hie length of taking ikisSc-ssIoii of
Uuerrc's wile and properi). and brazenly
resisting the true ov. ner in a law court at a
trial for their recover-j.
Iu this iase Senator Hill is in no danger
whatever of his counterpart's ever getting
him into mi) uiiionitorlnblc scrapes, and
reciprocal!. Jones entertains no appre
hensions of fceuaior Hill's ever involving
him 111 .111 serious cnianglcmeuts.
Art Notes.
At this time or the ear, w hen nature Is
ntither summer nor autumn, or as Frank
stanton s.is of Italian summer
"The vear stands still in iie-acc serine,
llair-vv.i betwixt, li.iir-way between,"
there is little nclivil either itiduors or
out in an artlst'shfe.
The summer sketches may lie unpacked
and touched up a bit, but he wants to go
outagaln.aftcrtherrostsh.ive put the gor
geous, glowing lint" on nature and revel
in rich browns and crimson and scarlet-
October is here, but she hasn't unfurled
her colors. When she leaves os lo the
cold gra skies of November, and there Is
nothing left Tor the brush but brown stubble
and snow- and a loin J l-lchway, then we
shall see stutlio tires kindled brightly and
their o&upinls at work with a 7ct
Wlnteris tln-workd.i t.rthe palutcr, and
summer dreams are now onl a mtnior.
lloth art schools open tomorrow. The
League begins with a rcw changes, both in
curriculum and instructors.
The Corcoran it-mains the same, with
the possible exception or Mr Robert Hmek
ie, who is now on an citended vi-it in
Xew York on account of bis health. His
health forsome earshas been so poorthat
he contemplates makinK a change, but
whether he will leave the city or not will rot
be definitely di eidetl until his return from
the Hast.
I'ror. 1 F Andrews returned Tnesdiy
rrom lairope, and Is looking quite well,
and much improved b the trip.
".Vothmg, nothing but rain all the tine
1 was gone; rain on tin-ocean, rain when
we arrived in Xew York.andtlusis the first
bright da I've seen In three months," he
remarked Thursday morning.
All the wet weather, however, had not
seemed to dampen his anlsitc enthusiasm
and be s:is" we're going to have theflncst
new school that jou'll see anywhere."
Miss Lillian Cook returned Monday from
her three-nu ntl ' trip in Kurt pe I tibbling
over with good spirits and a Jolly p od
time spent among the schools and studios
and In outdoor rumblings.
In London she attended an exhibition
of the best work or all the schools of
England, Scotland, and Ireland The
schools exhibiting sent only the medal
pieces, which arforded an unusual oppor
tunity to judge or the quality ot tLe
work and suggest comparisons.
She Is especially enthusiastic over the
work being done by the Corcoran school
and, aside from some new- ideas which
she will use in the arrangement r the
classes this winter, the school, she thinks,
needs no suggestions.
She had no thought or work, so carried
neither colors nor brushes; but when she
arrived at L-ireii the picturesque subjects
arrorded by tlie Hutch peasants and the
low thatched huts were too much for her
artistic temperament, and she viclded to
the temptation, bought some material ,
and w-e-nt to work.
During her two-weeks' stay she obtained
five charming sketches
"Tlie Knitter" is a very graceful pose of
JncoTons Seneca Jones.
a voung Dutch girl in the native costume,
wltliwhilecap.apron, kerchief, and wooden
shoes, with a half-finished stocking on
the needles. The face is Tery demur and
sweet. In tlie comer ot the room Is a
large spinning wheel and distaff and other
articles that are clearly suggested on the
Impressionistic order.
This isio water color and washlghly com
plimented by some foreign artists study
ing In the same locality. Another water
color is a Dutch interior.
"A Coffee Fart)' in oil is a larger pic
ture and contains three figures. It repre
sents two women and a man drinking the
usual mid afternoon beverage coffee- It
Is the custom for the laborers to come In
from tin- fields several times during tho
day and hare a cup of very bad coffee
Extcmive Assortment in
Opening Price, $4.98.
French Felt Hats in the Newest Shapes and Colors Regular Price SI.SO,
Opening Price, $1.00.
I QC Wings, Aigrettes, Coque Plumes and Quills I pC.
BLACK AND COLORED OSTRICH FEATHERS 3 in a bunch Regular Price 75c,
Opening Price, 49c.
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anil a slice of bread The w inflow-sure low
and broad Tl e stant light railing across
the table, tlie clo'e atmosphere, with the
smoke- from tl.e lal orci'sptpe. the intense
sladows, and the bit or t right coals in tin
fireplace are all well stutlied and painted
with efrect.
-A Dutch Interior'" cial another study
or the knitting girl are two more canvases
equal! worthy of mention
If the efforts of otl ers connected with the
Waler Color Club are ai sucte.vfui as those
setrorthb .Mr UcorgetJibbsai-dMissCook,
the coining exhibition ougtit certain!) te
a success.
In London Miss Cook met Mrs. linesman,
of'loroutn, Canada, who is at the head ot all
art movements In Canada. e-speclail) active
miiterar) and art work with which women
arc connected, and who has Cshib.led at
the New York Academe ror ten ears.
She promised to send te-veral etamplt s or
her brush and advertise the .how to others,
who raav tend work.
Mr J. Wells Ch.irapney, the well-known
pastel artlstor New York, will send a iiastel
to the Water Color Club exhibition.
Heisnow 111 Tans, making sevcril pastel
translations from the Xainous.gal!-r.es.
Mr. S Jerome Uhl has returned rrom At
lantic Cit and is just unpacking canvases
and putting his .studio in order prcparatory
to another trip. This time he goes to Ms
old home in Holmes count, Ohio, and will
combine art with politics, as he will re
main to vote at the Novett.l-er election
Ills son, Jerome Uhl, Jr , will cast his
tirst vote this year.
During his summer trip Mr. llil made
fourtcn sketches in ill, several of which
he has finished and will show- at the Octo
ber exhibition to 1- given at Yterhoff's.
Two marines, "Evening on the Ocean"
anil "Morning un the Ocean," are very pret
t), soft studies in atmosphere and light.
-IZverans" is especially pleasing in h-izy
twiliglil efrect with inn little tots still
plajlng in the sami Tlie) sevm to ! un
mindful ot a big breaker iu the fore
ground, which piles up antl sends a spray
and n.ist through tl e whole picture.
Mr Uhl will not return until November G
Mr. Harold Maceloualtl is engaged on a
portrait or the late Mrs. II. O. Claiigliton,
which he is making eniirel) rrom the com
position or old photographs. It Is one or
disagreeable tasics iieensionailv falling to
an artist, of trjing to erolveanlde.il tiicnesk
of some one whom le lias ncvei seen, and
in which lie mast depend larg, 1) ou com
bined imaginations for truthfulness In color.
With this portrait, however, he has suc
ceeded In pie tsing those rrlated to tlie
subject, winch is half, 1" not all, Ihe battle
Miss Hattic Iturdclte, who .Is working
in MactloualdSstudio.isCucaged on a very
pleas-ng little study or two heads ui pastel.
The stud) has no title, but rather sug
gests autumn. It represents two girls, h
uloiule and brunette, withhatrriowhigabout
in the wind, and wlifjsacxprcsSItinSareswrecl
and ideal. Theyareholdingagrapeviue-.the
gieen leaves ot which against a" back
ground of blue, add much color to the
sthenic vvnh.li is alread) bright.
Mr. U. S. J. Dunbar, has bcpni a portrait
bust ot Admiral fctepheus. and u small
jas-reliet ot Mr. DeLancC) Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. AVells M. S.iwjer have
rooms ai-tl a studio in the HarbaziiUSiudioS
at the corner of Seventeenth street ami
Fi-nns)lvania avenue.
Nerve Faculty llint Mny He Iin
piovcil by Cnltlvntton.
JVetc l'ori Journal.
The question has been asked. Which of
our senses Is most capable of Improvement?
An English scientist "sa)s probubl) the"
sense of touch. Strictlv speaking, the senses
are capable rather or alteration anil spe
cialization than or improvement. For in
stance, those who have much to do In the
open air become immenselv long sighted,
but this is abnormal, and the inert-used
superiority iu one direction Is compen
sated for by inferiority in another.
Hut there are many tra'des 'which arfortl
abundant evidence that the sense of lot-ch,
at any rate in certain directions, can be
largely developed. For instance, the Con
noisseur of clilna relies much more on an
almost Imperceptible difference of reeling
in the texture than on his i-jes to discover
the genuineness of any piece.
The blind beggar can eiy soon discern
between different met.ds merely b) the
sense of touch, ai.d, in fact, tlie ceh'catloii
ot the blind affords a remarkable instance
of-the development of this sense. In cer
tain manufactures the skilled workman
knows entirely by this sense when a mix
ture has reached the proper degree of
solidity or a material is of the right
texture, and he receive-, very high wages
by yirtue ot this sense alone.
On the other hano. the sense of smell and
the sense of taste are, each of them, blunt
ed" and lose their finer perception if the
same object Is frequently presented to
them. In every case, however. It is not
the general sense of touch that is improv cd,
but a special excellence fit the sense.
She's Idiciklnt; Tboro.
Unto Dame Autumn we would, say:
"Hall, queenhest of the ear!'
If but her mines of-gold could pay
The' grocery bills, my dear!
The Augusta Morning News is the latest,
and the Chronicle gives It the right hi- -jf
fellowship. Atlanta Constitution.
sjoiiii-I'et FiiiiclesiorllorioiHorl'ioiiil-
lieiit Feople.
-Vcic York Trtss.
Most men are ashamed or their suiierstl
tions, because they hate lo be laughed at,
)et we have- known many to make fun
of the weakress of others merely to keep
their own courage up Nearly all of the
greatest men in history were the victims ot
a silly superstition. Marshal Sa.e, wlo
met and overthrew armies, fltd at the
sight or a cat reter the Ureat dared not
cross abridge. Dr. Johnson would uotenter
any door or passage with his left foot
first. Caesar was thrown into convulsions
bv tlie sound or thunder Queen Uiz.ili.-tli
could not bear to hear the nam-; or Alary
or Scotland mcnt.oned.
The word "death," or its French equiva
lent, would so disconcert Talle)rand as
to unfit him for all business, if a hare
crossed Montaigne's path he wa mie-e-rable
for a month, imagining all Sorts of
horrors. Voltaire, the fearless mercker.
shook with alarm on hearing rooks cawing
on his left. Kousseau looked under his
bed every night bt-rore retiring. Lord
Hvron succumbed before the weakest
prejudice and wasa victim or all the jn tty
s-qierstitions of his day.
Andrew Jackson cut oft the tails of his
hounds and buried ihem under the door
step, believing this to be a sure means of
keeping the pack from wandering away.
Washington would make a wish and bow
nine times to the new moon. Garfield, who
looked in a glass all day, dared no' come
face lo face with one In the dark. We
miht go od and name hundredsof similar
cases. Great and small, old and young,
weak and strong all have their super
stitions. To buy ready-made
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Our clothing is better in
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