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THE OHIOAQO H3JLOLID.
MODERN ARCHITECTURE.
It Tendency to Kngllafc Ideaa-Ite
Utilitarianism.
There Is one feature cotumom to flsaay
English private bouses that la seldom
found In American residences, at least
under the same name. This la the "of
lice." One frequently finds mention of
this In descriptions of English resi
dences, even In the stately country
bouses, and the term often ceafownda
the uninitiated. The word "office" has
large latitude In America, and Is gen
erally applied Indiscriminately to any
place where business la transacted, do
ing duty equally for the English "cham
ber" and "shop." But the one use It
neTer baa In this country la that cor
responding to Its use In the English
private room of the master or the mis
tress of the bouse, where business let
ters are written and filed, where ser-
DONE TO DEATH IN A SPANISH DUNGED
W. M. HOYT COMPANY,
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routs are engaged or Instructed, where
tenants are received, or where the hun
dred and one odds of business, apper
taining to every household, are trans
acted. There are comparatively few
men of leisure In this country, and
many details that the English gentle
man Is compelled to look after In his
own home are here cared for at the
regular place of business of the head
of the household. Hut still much re
mains to be dono at home, and the va
rious cases and tronblemcnta are met
and conquered In the "library," or if
the householder Is blessed with such a
room, In what we have designated with
very questionable taste, the master's
"den." In many cases the .word may
be appropriate enough, but It baa too
much auggcstlon of the brute creation.
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significant of the uses of the room, as
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ly American "den," the thing Itself Is
assuming a marked Importance la our
architecture. Almost every house that
la built with more pretentions than a
cottage contains a "den," and while the
room la generally small, It frequently
occupies ono of the choicest and most
prominent places In tbo house. Not un
commonly a greatdcal of care and ex
pense la lavished upon tho finishing and
furnishing of the "den." It la felt that
this corner of the bouse should reflect
the taste of the masculine clement, even
though all the rest bo given over to the
feminine Influence. For this reason the
den sometimes degenerates Into a mere
smoking room, and blazes with all of
the barbaric colors of tbs Orient
The design illustrating this article
clearly defines the English Idea of the
oflearoom. The den Is shown connect
lnf with library, the "evening" room of
lbs house, with outside entrance from
rear porch.
A brief description of this design ws
give aa follows:
General Dimensions: Extreme width,
lacrasUnf veranda, 80 feet 2 laches;
Septa, Including veranda, 48 feet
Heights of Stories: Cellar, 7 foot:
tie ssory, 0 feet 0 Inches; second story,
feet;attic, 8 feet
Baterlor Materials: Foundation,
atone; first story, clapboards; second
lory, gables and roof, shingles. Out
sits blinds to all wlndowa except those
of the cellar and bays.
Interior Finish: Hard white plaster;
TssTtiir cornices and centers In main
haS (first and second story) and par
lor, library and dining-room. Hard
DR. RICARDO RUIZ, the American cltiten whoso mysterious death la a
Spanish dungeon at Ounnabacoa, Cuba, stirred tho Stnta Department, Is a
graduate of a Philadelphia dental college, which gave him a diploma In 1878.
The doctor spent six years In the United States and became so attached to America
and Americans that he decided to become a cttlsen, and when bo returned to
Cuba he took his papers of naturalisation with him. He opened a dentist's office
and waa living peaceably with bis wife and children when he was arrested by the
Spanish authorities and thrown into the prison from which he was never to come
forth alive. The charge on which the doctor was arrested is asserted to bo fals
by even those who sympathise with the cause of Spain. Ruts hail no connection
whatever with the Cubans. Ills associates were all Spaniards. Even his wife Is
a Caatlllaa. He was charged with having aided several insurgents in wrecking a
Spanish military train a abort distonco ontsldo of Ounnnbncon. If the Spaniards
bid raised the merest show of Inquiry they would havo found that It was Impossi
ble for the doctor to have been present at tho train wrecking. On the night of
the deed be attended a reception just across the way from his own house, and left
k at 10 o'clock to return home. Threo Spanish gentlemen accompanied him, and
stayed at his house chatting until after 11 o'clock. As tho train was wrecked at
1M0 o'clock that night at was tanysslblo for Ruls to hare been ono of the wreck
tat party. When he left the United States Dr. Ruls took with him a lot of books
whleh were Ms favorites. Among these were tho "Life of Patrick Henry," "Life
ef WashlBgton," "Webster's Speeches" and "Cooler's Constitutional Limitations."
The doctor was a native of Case had at the time of death was 40 years old.
pine flooring In laundry, pantry, china
closet water cloaot nnd kitchen; re
mainder of flooring, soft wood. Ash
trim In first story, soft wood trim In re
mainder. Aah atalrcare. Panola under
windows In library, parlor and dining
room. Wainscot In bath-room, laundry,
pantry, china closet and kitchen. In
terior wood-work finished In bard oil,
except attic, which Is painted colors to
suit owner.
Colors: AU clapboards and panels In
gables, olive drab. Trim, blinds, rain
conductors and gable columns, olive
green. Outside doors, dark green, with
olive green panola. Saabea, dark red,
Veranda floor and celling, varnished.
Wall shingles oiled and stained a little
darker than natural color of wood.
Roof shingles dipped and brush coated
In red stain.
Accommodations: The principal
rooms and their sites, closets, etc., are
shown by the plans. Collar, with con
crete floor and Inside and outside en
trance, under whole house. Three bed
rooms finished In attic. Laundry under
kltchoa. Sliding doors connect prin
cipal rooms of first story. Four open
fireplaces and set range. Balconies In
second and attic story.
Cost: 14.805, not Including mantels,
THE LATE W. P. ST. JOHN.
Oae of tho Foremost of the Advocates
of Free Sliver.
One of the foremost silver men of
tho country passed away recently In
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range or heater. The estimate la based
on Now York prices for materials and
labor. In many sections of the country
the cost should be less.
Copyrlfbt, 1897.
CORCORAN GALLERY OF FINE ARTS AT WASHINGTON.
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THE Corcoran Gallery of Fine Arts recently opened In Washington Is de
clared to be the most perfect thing of its kind In the world. The rooms
are so arranged as to show, with every advantage of light, the works of art
that are exhibited In them. It has been finished at a cost, Including the site, of al
most $1,000,000, and the best Judges of these enterprises say that nothing was left
.eases sad no feature forgotten that would render the building suitable for the
srpsas fer which It was created. The architecture of the exterior Is of the Neo
'Orectaa style. The Interior Is finished In pink granite, Georgia white marble and
laalasa limestone generally, and the whole structure is perfectly fireproof. The
. sculptures are perhaps the most Interesting contents of the gallery, The collec
tion ef bronzes Is an exceptionally fine one. The floors of the rooms in which the
statuary la placed are of oak or mosaic In marble. The second floor, in which are
'bang the pictures, is finished in white marble. On the upper floor there arc eight
large rooms for the exhibition of pictures, and one of these rooms has been set
'aside for the works of American painters. The building is lighted by eleetrlclty
and hsated by steam. A feature of the gallery la a large audltorlumhrlth a seating
sapasitr of 250, for the use of the Cereeran School of Art
the person of William P. St John, at
his borne In New York City. He took
a very prominent part In the last Pres
idential campaign and gained national
renown. Hla death will be a great loss
to the free silver party.
William P. St. John waa born In Mo
bile, Ala., In 1840. After having re
ceived a common school education In
his native city he wont with relatives
to England, whore he continued his
studies. Thenco he went to Berlin,
where he attended one of the gym
nasiums, and subsequently went to
Massachusetts. There bis education
received Its finishing touches. In 1807
he removed to New York City. For
several years he had charge of tbo
credits and prices of Havemoyer sV
Elder, which became the nucleus of the
American Sugar Refining Company. Al
the time of tbo formation of the corn
pany Mr. St John was secured by
George W. Perkins, who bad Just been
elected President of the Mercantile
Bank. He selected Mr. St. John as
cashier of the Mercantile. .
Mr. St John gave an Immense
amount of satisfaction to the direct
ors of the bank, and when Mr. Perkins
died, In 1883, be was made President
In hla place. Tho Institution became
very successful undor Mr. St John's
management Ho became a stockhold
er lu tbo Mercantllo Bank and became
a director of tbo Hamilton National
Bank of Harlem and of the Second Na
tlonal Bank. Ho was an elder In the
Madison Squnro Prosuyterlan Church
and was ono of tbo organlzora of the
Southern Society. Last summer, feel
ing that bis position on tbo question
of freo silver was not compatible with
hla offlco of bank president, ho resign
ed and thencoforward devoted his en
tiro tlmo and attention to tbo cause be
bad espoused.
England's Queer Town, '
Tho most curious town In England Is
Northwlch. Thero Is not a straight
street, nor, In fact, a straight hope, In
tbo place; every part of It has he ap
pearance of having suffered from the
visitation o( an earthquake, Northwlch
is tho center of tho salt industry, Ou
nearly all aides of tho town aro big salt
works, with their engines pumping hun
dreds of thousunds of gallons of brine
every week. At a depth' of 2200 or JJOO
feet are Immenso subterranean lakes of
brine, and as tbo contenta of these are
pumped away the upper crust of earth
Is correspondingly weakened and the
result Is an occasional subsidence.
These subsidences have a "pulling" ef
fect on the nearest buildings, which
are drawn "all ways," giving the town
an upside down appearance.
Every woman looks upon herself as
an ant, and Is indignant with some
man because of hla ailnS jar bat-
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HENRY E. BRANDT,
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446 440 Lincoln Avenue.
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GEO. B. MILNE,
Practical Horse Shoer,
648 SHEFFIELD AVENUE,
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Horses Shod on the Most Approved Princi
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stors or movs dont fall to sss my storage houss and tsam
ing outfit bsf ors going alsswhsre. Separata olsan and dry
rooms, with keys, seasonable rates to all Packing and
shipping promptly attended to. Dealer in
Coal, Grain and Mill Stuff.
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A Mlstako la the Corpse
A German gentleman one day re
ceived a telegram from the proprietor
of aa battl'lB tbo south of France, In
forming Wss of the death of his aunt,
and asking for particulars as to the
disposal of the body. The gentleman
begged that the body might be sent to
Oologne, and telegraphing to the de
ceased's relatives to assemble In that
olty traveled thither himself. In due
time the coffln arrived. Oa being
opened It was found to contain the
body, not of an aunt, but of a Russian
General In full uniform. Further tele
grams elicited the Information that the
coffin containing the body of the de
ceased lady bad been forwarded In
error to the relatives of the Russian
General at St Petersburg. Urgent
telegrams were dispatched to Bt Pe
tersburg, and after three days of anx
ious waiting this answer was received:
"Tour aunt has been Interred with full
military, honors."
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