THE OHIOAQO ES-A.CjHL.HJ.
It li'inlcno tn I titftlh lilenn-Itn
1 ero I oiu font it re common to many
T clth irlViito hoiiiiM th.it Is seldom
fi't t 1 m AtuiTiiMii reiJi'nciM, at least
tin Ut the Mine name. 1'hU Is the "of
Jl.v ' One freijuetitly fliuW mention of
t'i in (Kxei'lptton of llnsllsh rosl.
ilenoiv. even lu the stately country
Litttecf, and the term often confounds
the uninitiated. The word "offlcv" 1ms
e lirce lat tude In America, nnd N sen
oral y m-rlVd ludNcrlmluately to any
ptiu'o where lni.ino I. transacted, do
ln liry equally for the nnjillsh "chain
ber" and "shop." Uut the one use It
never has lu this country Is that cor
rvspondHic to Its use lu the linplMi
private room of the master or the nils
trew of the house, where business let
ters are written and tiled, where ser-
DONE TO DEATH IN A SPANISH OUNQEOff.
W. M. HOYT COMPANY,
mPOBTMB AMD JOBBE1S OF
to 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 limvi ire. mil l to 9 lor stmt
LikallllllVkalllikallllllllllWsnr AT JSMHfWiis9kM3zX$ iV M
vaDts are ens-ved or Instructed, where
tmiauts are received, or where the hun
dred and one odds of business, tipper
taln'tiR to every household, are trans
acted. There are comparatively few
men of leisure In this country, and
many details that the lhigllsu gentle
man Is compelled to loot; after In his
own home are here cared for nt the
regular place of business of the bead
of the household. Hut still much re
main to be done at home, nnd the va
rious cases and troublements are met
nnd conquered In the "library," or If
the householder Is ble.sjed with such a
room, In what we have designated with
very questionable taste, the master's
"don." In many cases the word may
be appropriate enotiirh. but It has too
much suggestion of the brute creation.
"Oillce" Is Infinitely better, being more
Klcnltlcant of the uses of the room, as
well as more euphonious.
Hut whether wo risk the chargo of
Anglo-mania, or stick to the thorough-
ly American "don," the thing Itself is
nsuinlng a marked Importance In our
architecture. Almost every hotiso that
Is built with more pretentious than a
cottage contains u "den." and while tho
room U generally small, It frequently
occupies ouo of the choicest and most
prominent places In the house. Not un
commonly a great deal of care ami ex
pense Is lavished upon the tlulshtng nnd
furnishing of tho "den." It Is felt that
this corner of the house should reflect
the taste of tho masculine element, oven
though all the rest be given over to tho
feminine Influence. For this reason tho
den sometimes degenerates Into a moro
umoklng room, nud blazes with oil of
tho barbaric colore of tho Orient.
Tho design Illustrating this nrtlclo
clearly defines the English Idea of tho
office room. Tho don Is shown connect
ing with library, tho "evening" room of
tho house, with outside cntranco from
A brlof description of this design we
glvo as follows:
General Dimensions: Extreme width,
Including veranda, SO feot 2 Inches;
depth, Including veranda, 43 foot
Heights of Stories: Cellar, 7 feet:
first story, 0 foot 0 Inches; second story,
0 feot: attic, 8 feot.
Exterior Materials: Foundation,
Btono; ilrst story, claplwards; second
fltory. gables nnd roof, shingles. Out
etdo blinds to all windows except those
of the cellar nnd bays.
Interior Finish: Hard white plaster;
plaster cornices nnd centers In main
hall (first and second story) nnd par
lor, library nnd dining-room. Hard
CORCORAN GALLERY OF FINE ARTS AT WASHINGTON.
THi: Corcoran Cioue-i? of Tino Arts recently opened In Washington Is de
clared to be tho most perfect thing of Its kind lu tho world. Tho rooms
are so arranged as to show, with e cry advantage of light, tho works of art
that arc eihiblted in thorn It ha bton finished at a cost, Including tho site, of al
most $1,(60,000, and tho bent Judges of tho enterprises hny that nothing was loft
undone and no feature forgotten that would runler tho building suitable for tho
porpoae for which It was created. The architecture of the fiterlor Is of the Xeo
Grecian style. The interior is finished In pink granite, (Jeorgln white marblo and
Indiana limestone generally, and the whole strut ire Is perfectly fireproof. The
sculptures are pt-rhap-. the most Interesting contents of the gallery. The collec
tion of bronze ta nn i iceptlonaliy fino one. The Hoorg of the rooms In which the
itaraary U placed are of oak or mosaic In marble. Tho second floor, in which ore
honj the pictures, is finished in white marble. On the uppir floor there arc eight
large rooms for the exhibition of pictures, nnd one of these rooms has been bet
aside for tho works of Arnericon painters. The building U lighted by eloctrlclty
and heated by steam. A feature of the fell cry Is a largo auditcrluinhvith a seating
edacity of 250, fur the use of the Corcoran School of Art.
DH. IttCAllPO lll'IC, tho American citizen whose mysterious death In a
Spanish dungeon nt Ounimbncon, Cuba, stirred the Suite Department. Is a
graduate of a Philadelphia dental college, which gnu- him a diploma In 1878.
The doctor spent six years In the United .States and became o attached to America
and Americans that he decided to become a cltlreti, and when he returned to
Cuba ho took his papers of naturalization with him. He opened a dentist's oillce
and was living peaceably with Ms wife and children vJien he was arretted by Hip
Spanish niithorltleo 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 be false
by even thoo who sympathize with the cause of Spain. Itul. bad no connection
whnterer with the Cubans. Ills associates were all Spaniards. Uvea his wife Is
n Castlllan. He was charged with having nl.lcd several Insurgent In wrecking a
Spanish military train a short distance outside of (Siionabacoa. If the Spaniards
had raised the merest show of Inquiry they would have found that It was Impossi
ble for the doctor to have been present nt the train wrecking. On the night of
the deed ho attended a reception Just across the way from his own house, and left
It nt 10 o'clock to return home. Three Spanish gentlemen accompanied him, nnd
stayed nt his house chatting until after 11 o'clock. As the train was wrecked at
lOrilO o'clock that night nt wns Imivsslble for Unix to liae been one of the wreck
ing party. When ho loft tho United States Dr. Itulz took wlih him a lot of books
which wore his favorites. Among those were the "Life of Patrick Henry," "Life
of Washington," "Webster's Speeches" nnd "Cooley's Consiltutl il Limitations."
Tho doctor was n native of Cuba nnd nt the time of death was -lit years old.
pine flooring lu laundry, pantry, china
closet, water closet and kitchen; re
mainder of Hooting, soft wood. Ash
trim In first story, soft wood trim In re
mainder. Ash stnlrenn'. Panels under
windows In library, parlor and dining
room. Wnlnscot In Imth-room, lauudry,
pantry, china closet and kitchen. In
terior wood-work finished In hard oil,
except nttlc, which Is painted colors to
Colors: All chipboards and panels In
gables, olive drab. Trim, blinds, rain
conductors and gable columns, olive
green. Outside doors, dark green, with
ollvo green panels. Sashes, dark red,
Veratidn floor nnd celling, varnished.
Wall shingles oiled and stained n llttlo
darker than natural color of wood.
Hoof shingles dipped and brush coated
lu red stain.
Accommodations: The principal
rooms nnd their sizes, closets, etc., are
shown by tho plans. Cellar, with con
crete floor nnd InsUlo nud outsldo en
trance, under whole house. Threo bed
rooms finished lu attic. Laundry under
kitchen. Sliding doors connect prin
cipal rooms of ilrst story. Four open
fireplaces and sin range. Balconies In
second nnd nttlc story.
Cost: ?l,S5, not Including mnntels,
range or heater. Tho estlninto is based
on New York prices for materials and
labor. In mauy sections of tho country
tho cost should be less.
THE LATE W. P. ST. JOHN.
One of tho Foremost of the Advocates
of l-'rio Mlvcr.
One of the foremost silver men of
tho country passed away recently In
W1M.IAM I ST. JOHN.
the person of William P. St. Johu, at
his homo lu New York City. Ho took
a very prominent part In the last Pres
idential campaign nud gained national
renown. His death will bo n great loss
to tho freo silver party.
William P. St. .loliu wns born In Mo
bile, Ala., lu l<). After having re
ceived a common school education In
his native city ho went with relntlvcs
to Ungland, where he continued his
studies. Thence lie weut to Herlln,
where ho attended one of tho gym
nasiums, ntul subsequently went to
Massachusetts. There his education
received Its finishing touches. In 1807
ho removed to Now York City. For
several years he had charge of tho
credits nud prices of Havemeyer Si
Elder, which becamo tho nuclous of tho
American Sugar Ilollnlng Comnnuy. Al
the tlmo of the formation of tho com'
pnny Mr. St. .loliu was secured bj
Georgo W. Perkins, who had Just beon
elected President of tho Mercantile
Hank. Ho selected Mr. St. John as
cashier of tho Mercantile.
Mr. St. John gavo nn immense
nnwunt of Kitlsfaction to tho direct
ors of tho bank, and when Mr. Perkins
died, In 1SS3, ho was mado President
In his place. Tho Institution becamo
very Hiicceshftil under Mr. St. John's
management. lie became a stockhold
er lu tho Mnrcnntlle Hank and becamo
n director of tho Hamilton National
Hank of Ilnrlem nnd of tho Second Na
tional Hank. He was nn elder In tho
Mndkion Square Piobytorlan Church
and wns one of the organizers of tho
Southern Society. Last summer, feel
ing that his position on tho question
of free sliver was not compatible with
his otllco of bank president, ho resign
ed and theneoforwurd elovoted his en
tire tlmo nnd attention to the cause ho
I.'ngluiiil'H Cancer town.
The mo,t curious town In Hnglniid Is
Northwich. There Is not a straight
htreot, nor, In fact, a straight house, lu
tho place; every part of It has tho ap
pearance of having suffered from the
vls.tatlon of an earthquake, Northwich
Is the center of tlu Milt Industry, On
nearly all sides of the inwu are big salt
works, with their engines pumping hun
dreds of thousands of gallons of brine
every week. At a deptii of l-'OO or BOO
feet are immense wiibterranean lake of
brlno, nud as the contents of theso are
pumped away tho upper crust of earth
Is correspondingly we-akened and the
result U an occasional miIisMimico.
These subsidences have a "pulling" ef-
rect on tho nearest buildings, which
are drawn "all way." glvlnu tho town
an upside down appearance.
Kvory woman looks upon herself as
an ant, and Is indignant with some
man because of his admlratfca tor but-tvfllcs.
HENRY E. BRANDT,
Paints and Wall Paper,
446 & 448 Lincoln Avenue.
Painting:, Pnporhnnerinti and Do cor nt in.
WMmlt: Mo. 410 flnceliil
SHEFFIELD AVENUE SHOEING SHOP
GEO. B. MILNE,
Practical Horse Shoer,
548 SHEFFIELD AVENUE,
NEAR LINCOLN AVE.
Polopli.ori.o XiEils.o Vlo-vcr 1 flo.
Horses Shod on the Most Approved Princi
ples with Neatness and Dispatch.
NorDi Western Storase Wareltonse
1467 to 1481 North Western Avenue,
(Corner Humboldt Boulevard). If you have furniture to
tore or move don't fail to see my storage house and team
ing outfit before going elsewhere. Separate clean and dry
rooms, -with keys. Seasonable rates to all Paokinoand
hipping promptly attended to. Dealer in
Coal, Grain and Mill Stuff.
Main Office: 302 & 304 Belmont, cor. Hoyne Ave.
M36. W. H. TARN0W, Prop.
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WHISKIES AND CIGARS,
3636 Cottage Crove and
3701 Armour Avenues.
A Mliiiako in tho Corpse,
A Gerninu gentlcuinn ono day re
ceived a telegram from the iiroprletor
of an hotel lu tho south of Trnucc, In
forming him of tho death of his mint,
and asking for particulars as to tho
disposal of tho body. Tho gentleman
begged that the body might bo Bent to
Cologne, and telegrophlug to tho de
ceased's relatives to assemble In that
city traveled thlthor himself. In duo
tlmo tho eollln arrived. On being
opened It was found to contain tho
body, not of an uunt, but of n Russian
General In full uniform. Further tele
grams elicited tho information that tho
coflln containing tho body of tho de
ceased lady had been forwarded In
error to tho relatives of tho Ilusslnn
General nt St. Petersburg. Urgeut
telegrams wero dispatched to St. Po
torsburg, and aftor threo days of anx
ious waiting this answer was received:
'Your aunt has been Interred with full
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