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iodpicked op the tramp. The game was played tt a pig WOO. Pig always wins. Moral, never play with a pig. jlrs. Simpson, a step-mother, of Bradford, Yorkshire, has been Bent to prison for ill-treat jug her step-children. Good, very good ; excel lently good. Now go for the mother-in-law, and the newspapers of the country will respond im mediately. Mies Agnea Beckwith, ibo young girl who t»- CDtly made tho big swim in England, ia a daughter of Beckwith, ex-champion swimmer of England. She was taught to awim when 3 years old. and has taken part in pnblio swimming-ex hibition, for years. Stone, the sculptor, now engaged at Carrara, Jtaly. upon a colossal statue of Oen. Baker (who „as killed at Ball’s Bluff), for which 810.000 was appropriated by tho laat Congress, writes to a friend at Washington that tbs work will be com pleted in October. The Indianapoha Exposition opened very m mßpicioody. The Herald says of one of tho speakers: “Mr. Deed’s welcoming address ws eaooot conscientiously approve of. There was ihont it a playful spirit of badinage, and run meg through it a vein of levity, iU-bsfitung so lolemn and funereal an occasion.” Mrs. Boueic&ult (Agnes Robertson), happening to witness a dress-rehearsal at Drury Lane Theatre, expressed a regret that she could not play the part of Maga. The manager, overhear ing her, offered it to her, and she undertook to atady and play it in twenty-four hours. How imitative are underlings. A workman on the Custom-House Building throw a coat of whitewash over Mr. Sullivan, law-re porter of tho Inter-Ocean. Snch is tho force of fcitit,-*but be mistook hie man. Sullivan is not a ruined politician; he’s an honest and respecta ble joornaliet Heily. the artist, has received a high Italian compliment, bj being asked to contribute a por trait of himself, painted by himself, to the Uffizi G&llerv, in which are the self-made men of other days, like Rafael, Leonardo da Vinci, and others. He is a Homan Catholic, and this, no doubt, has combined with his skill in sccnring this honor. Tho AUa California of recent date contains the following: Bui Feh*cisco, Sept,B,3B7s.—Editors Pail: Ton re port me as heading a Oeacent Precession on Monday evening- Retract the willful and malicious lie, or prepare yourself for a nrst-class cowinding. A. Wjlsok. * Journalism in the Far West Is ennobling. Civilization must have taken a step backward and started East Little Cora Fisher, of Rutherford Park, N. J., was bitten by a dog last June. Her lip, where the wound was inflicted, was washed and dressed, but not cauterized. A few days ago the child vent into convulsions on bearing the sound of pimping water, and in three boors died in awful agony. And yet there are people who grumble because a policeman occasionally poisons a stray tog. It Is really announced that MoncureD. Con way’s main object in returning to the States was to see Walt Whitman. Mr. Whitman is an intel lectual mm, and were be to turn his attention to literature he might make his mark. It requires the genius of a Goethe to establish a reputation by writing agricultural catalogues, and it is to be hoped that on Mr. Conway’s advice Walt Whit man will discontinue his delusive pursuit of lame in this department. There is a rogue at large named G. W. Benton who has advertised lor a private secretary of a member of Congress. He addresses his letters from Muscatine, la. Every applicant for the position receives a letter from Mr. Benton, who calls himself the M agent" of the Congressman, appokttrog him to the position, urging him to be in Washington by the 15th, and demanding $5 to pay the expenses of advertising, etc. As then ore still many fools at large, as well as knaves. Mr. Benton is doubtless making money. Dr. Hehnbold has written a letter to the New York Evening Post, giving his history in brief. He states that he bad determined to reduce bis expenses, and went abroad, owing only $5,000 for merchandise and SIOO,OOO for advertising. While abeent, be learned that his business was to be broken up. This produced a great depres sion of spirits, and be was placed in the Maison de Bante, or place for convalescence. On his return ha was placed forcibly in Kirkbride’s Insane Asylum at Philadelphia on the affidavit of two medical examiners who had never seen him, and only by the skill and astuteness of bis coun sel, Clarence Deringer, was he brought into court on a writ of habeas corpus. A thorough examination was made of hia mental condition, and be was pronounced a sane rnan, Judge El cock descending from the bench to congratulate him. He should moke his persecutors howl sow, or be pronounced morally insane. THE KING. The musical Instrument Which Is Aonored tbe WorldOver-The Grand Upright Pianos of Ballet) marls A Foremost among all who have furthered the lore and knowledge of music in America is tbo world-famous boose of Ballet, Paris & Co. Ibocr pianos bare set only taken a pronounced lead in every portion of this country, bat they bare crowed the Atlantic, and, pushing aside all competitors, bare wrong the most positive of encomiums from the musical magnates of Europe. Liszt, Strauss, Joachim, Bcndel. and afl the other masters, have joined in a common and fervent expression of admiration for these unrivaled pianos. Aa Ballet, Baris k Co. were the first to com bine every essential of a good piano, so have they remained the first to introduce all improve ments which profound study and advanced musical g cuius might devise. In their new up right and * grand upright ** pianos we find a purity and durability of tone, and perfection of mechanical arrangements, to be seen in no other . pianos of this style. The upright aod grand upright* “ of Hallot, Baris & Co. are the only instruments of their kind which have been found to keep in perfect tune after long and con tinuous usage. fuU vibration, brilliancy, and richness of tone, and admirable durability, are among the other superlative qualifications of these noble instruments. The upright piano has mug been a favorite in Europe because of its tonrcnience and compactness. But tbo best of lbs European uprights have been confessedly in terior to the square and grand pianos of Ballet, Elvis A Co. This firm baa perfected the up right principle, and produces an instrument Peerless in the world of pianos. W. W. Kimball, southeast corner of State and A&ms streets, has a fine stock of the Ballot, pans & Co.’e instruments always on band. He u General Western Agent for tbeir sale. Ele giQt specimens of the new uprights are included ® hi* superb stock. Rich, powerful, and lasting ® tone, and remarkable for cases of exquisitely iftistio design and finish, these pianos rivet the attention and enchain the •“miration of all who view and test them. Hn fcmh genius, in its essays to blend in one invon tion all that is pleasing to tbo eye and ear, **ems to have reached us zenith in the magnifi- Cant upright pianos of Ballet, Baris & Co. Air* Kimball is also the exclusive Chicago for the Smith American organ; for the aew and excellent Kimball organ ; and for the tslebiated Kimball and Union pianos. Be has fctritains adapted to every grade of purchaser, bud to every purchaser’s inclination. The Choral Pipe Organ* Shis Is the greatest musical success of the It is manufactured by the Denies & ftlgsmaker Pipe-Organ Company, of Ena, Pa., ' *nd in purity of tone, durability, and elegance of casing, is simply perfect. The factory also tonflds the well-known stationary organa, rang *®g in price fron S7OO to $75,000. The General and Southern Agency is at 74 Tan Bo jjn street, near Slate. A full supply of these poOjßparable instruments is kept constantly on Visitor* to the Exposition will find these UgMto &e among the chief attractions of the . L>. B. Stowell ““ daily receipt of new goods at his tailoring No. 135 Madison street (second story), stock ia carefully salaried for his own cos **“*»• who an tbe most stylishly-clad gantle city. HU fit* are perfect, tod hi* Weiitowth FINE ARTS. Another Visit to the Exposition Art Gallery. William H. Beard and His Artistic Contributions. Paintings by Perry, Lambdin, Richards, and Others. A Glance at the Water Colors—Notes of Chicago Artists. Is It Clytlc or Poppaea ? THE ART-GALLERY. WILLIAM H. BEARD (N. A.) has come to be known as the “Boar- Painter ” through the circumstance of some of his most widely-exhibited pictures being repre sentations of these dioli animals in a varietrof humanized situations,—of which No. 413 (corri dor), “The Temperance Question,” is an exam ple,—but no artist perhaps paints in a greater variety of subjects, or with a plainer subordina tion of his brush to an active, acuto, and often playful mind. A remark which has been mado of the French Gerome, that he is “not so much a painter as a bright man who paints,” is directly applicable to Beard, though he, ljko the French master, is by no means deficient in technical skill. In the group of nine pictures in the corner of the southeast gallery there is no bear-picture, but a variety of illustrations of the thoughts or the conceits of the artist plainly indicative of the way in which be holds his artistic faculties at the service of bis intellectual. Perhaps no picture in the whofo exhibition remains in the minds of more people than the centre-piece of this group, •* Worn Out ” (No. 83G), —an old man sitting on the stop of a dilapidated cabin bold ing in his hand his well-worn shoe, and regard ing with a half ruefnl, half good-humored look, a poor old white horse who has wandered that way, whose days are as plainly numbered as those of his human friend. All the details con tribute to the main idea. The cabin has long since seen its best days, the old man’s stocking is no better than his shoe, and his ancient toes not only peep out, but store out broadly; the very barrels and casks are falling to pieces. The picture is saved from being altogether pain ful by the old man's face, a fine piece of paint ing. wmcb exhibits a lively sense of the grim humor of the situation not uncommonly met in the more cheerful class of old people, os though he were saying to the horse. “ Well, old boy, it is about up with measitismtb you!” The pathos and the humor of the subject are finely com bined, and the one or the other will predomi nate. as the humane or the waggish sentiments of the spectator are the stronger. In 44 The Swollen Stream ” (No. 343), the landscape is important and carefully painted, and worth comparing with the other autumnal and wood scenes in the exhibition, though the artist, with the careless liberality of a man of resources, has not hesi tated to distract attention from the landscape by the interesting pose of the buck upon the little overhanging headland, who does not know whether it is best to jump or not. 44 The Prism " (339) is a conceit of painting the colors of the rainbow in the characters of persons in a boat, an artist's fancy inexplicable to the average spectator. The group of crows sitting upon or flying about an imbedded spar on the sco-shore, called 44 The Wreckers ” (No. 340), is—for some reason, difficult to define, some good, occult artistic quality—one of the very beet pictures in the group. William Hoard has had charge of the arrange ment of the Exposition galleries and. in the last four weeks bis person and voice have become familiar to those especially concerned in the ex hibition, who would gladly speak more warmly of him than a regard for his personal feelings will allow. It is pnblio information, however, that he is a man of 45 or thereabouts, originally from Painesville, 0., that be was an ardent naturalist from boyhood, and began the practice of fine art as a wandering portrait-painter. His facnlty for seizing the salient, and especially the droll, J joints of his subjects was not favorable to popu arity in portraiture, hia especial capacity, ac cording to bis own account, being for 44 taking the conceit out of people," and after his settle ment in Buffalo, in 1850, he gradually turned to other subjects. So was always an astonish ing draughtsman, able to dn*w anything from memory, aud is now probably one of the ablest designers in the country. During the period of his residence in Buffalo he spent two years in Dosseldorf, Switzerland, and Borne in company with some of the best of the older artists. At this time there were those who thought that William Beard, with his won derful facility of drawing, hia technical skill iu punting, and above all his intellectual quali ties, bade fair to be the greatest painter that this country has produced. While it canhot bo said that he or any other man has attained this pro-eminent distinction, the qualities upon which the hope was founded are discernible, and to the effect of domestic bereavement and reverses upon a sensitive mind its moderate fulfillment may be ascribed. In 1860 Mr. Beard removed from Buffalo to New York, where he has ever since been. Ho is a son-in-law of Le Clear, whoso group of portraits bangs in the northeast gallery. Two other pictures of Beard’s appear in the exhibition, one 44 Tom Thumb’s Fight with the Spider," in the northwest gallery (No. 72), the other near hia group (No, 820). entitled 41 Kicked Out," a moat amusing pic ture. A seedr individual, evidently a pro fessional loafer,—a fellow that appreci ates a good warm comer by a bar-room fire, —has met with some reverse, and is outside instead of inside the tavern, through the windows of which we can just catch a glimpse of a more fortunate man in the warm light. The night is bad, very; the water pouring from the eaves, the fowls drooping under the plank-seat, the dog curled up in tne door-way to keep out of the wet. A Sump and trough indicate the poor cheer to be ad out-doors. Our friend thrusts his hands deep iu bis pockets, hunches np his shoulders, and appears to be utterly at a loes where it is best to go next, home being out of the question, while the tavem-sign over bis bead, 44 Accom modation for man aud beast,” is cut off so as to leave only the last word visible, indicative, no doubt, of hia opinion of his former host. It is a droll picture, characteristic of one of the bright est-minded of American ]>aintors. Several pictures in this neighborhood are worth looking at, for instance Wordsworth Thompson’s "Scout" (No. 313), the "Eagle’s Eyrie" (No. 333) of S. G. W. Benjamin, the gen tleman who writes on French Art in the Septem ber Atlantic, and Ernest Longfellow’s "View Near Manchester,” a truthful, strong picture, of French descent, if we mistake not (No, 335). Chief among 44 Pre-Raphaelite” painters of landscape iu this country is W. T. MCHABPB (N. A.), of Philadelphia, who presents two coast views and two wood scenes, remarkable for tbo literal detail and careful painting of individual objects peculiar to ibis school. The single plants and leaves are distinguishable, a touch even for every leaf of the trees, and every weed in the foreground imitated, while the general relations of the scene are well preserved. No other artist in the collection carries this mode of treatment so far, and Richards appears as still another specimen of these diverse Americans. True as these glimpses of woodland scenery are, there is nothing in them to contradict the con viction previously expressed of tbo great diffi culty of making a wood interior, literally painted without figures, into an interesting picture, though this may be no mote than a personal taste. # H Philadelphia artist, oeoroe c. naarßDnr (N. A.), follows Richards with o different set of subjects, several flowers on panels and some pictures of still life, genre, etc. This artist has often painted pathetic and touching scenes, but gives ns none such boro, unless tne Tory sunni dou and happy ease of tbe girl at the helm of the aail-boat in “ On a Sommer Sea “ (No. 350) affects ns in that way. “ Mnsio and Bofresh ments ” (No. 350) is an amusing picture of a party of boy* well fitted ont in the comer of a barn with a jewebsrp and plenty of apples. Most attractive of all is “A Dull Day" (No. 351), a girl crossing a plank over a ditch in a wide Sold of tall grass, the figure graceful and natural, aod tbe relation of colors of tbe dreaa and grass moat happily and pleasingly chosen. E. WOOD PESKY (N A.), to whom the next group of nice genre pictures belongs, ia a natira of Boston, bom in 183 L His early years, however, were spent In . hnUsat* Jh MW whsi» a. laid fey fnoosy THE CHICAGO TRIBUNES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1875.— SIXTEEN PAGES. for the purpose of pursuing an artistic career At 11 ho was able to go to Europe, where he studied with Leutze in Dossoldorf and Couture, in Paris, and visited Home and Venice, acting as Consul in the Utter city. It was IS6O when he returned to the United States, Ho has since lived in Philadelphia and San Francisco, but for the last nine or ten years has been settled in New York, and attained distinction in the class of pictures which b© prefers, figure-pictures of domestic life. Two of the present pictures — “Fireside Stories** (No. SCO) and “The Old Story '* (No. 366) are the originals of engrav ings published in Appletons ’ Art Journal in July. Best of oil. perhaps, is the figure of the old lady, “ Searching the Scrip tures” (No. 359). a character who reappears in several of the others. Ho was admitted to the National Academy upon a picture of the same title with one of those, “The Weaver’* (No. 3C2), probably the same. The same faces recur in bis pictures, this pretty weaver acting in a number of parts as mother, country lass, or sweetheart, with acccotanca. The familiar subjects, pleas ant by association, the boy at work on his jack o-lantern, tne little girl taught by her grand mother to sow, the calico di esses, llower-pota, clocks, spectacles, especially that admirably painted battered tin pail in the milk-maid’s band, all contribute to the naturalness and popularity of these pictures. Close by is Doipb’s first-rate “ Head of a Pug Dog” (No. 371), and a pleasant picture of “Morning Mists,” by William Morgan (No. 369), a fisher-girl on the shore. A group of BRACKETT’S FISH PICTURES remains in the corridor, representing in a series of four paintings the rise, struggle, and capture of a large salmon. Without the excitement of the actual contest between piscatorial skill and the vigor of the living fish, it is no groat pleas ure to witness the hopeless effort of the victim to escape. As paintings these pictures are high ly esteemed. Mrs. Murray, the well-known water-color artist, wrote thus of Brackett in a London art journal: There are two artists in Boston who stand unrivaled in tbuir separate specialties. Even iu England there are none to compare with either Mr. Bowse in crayon portraits, or Mr. Waiter Brackett in painting fish,— the former for refinement and beauty in idealizing a por trait, while the likeness is wonderful in its identity ; the latter for the peculiar power be possesses of embody ing the spirit and character of tho fish. Since the death of Mr. Daifield, the great painter of still life, we have no pouitor who has attempted in this branch of art what Mr. Brackett does, and even Mr. Duftieid does not so much excel in painting the fish itself as in grouping a number of picturesque objects together, in which fish ore introduced ofseu us more accessories. But Mr. Brackett's nsh have that brilliant sparkle and freshness which la bo evanescent aud which soon fades after the fish is taken out of the water. . . . The cold gray rocks and delicate green grass and few accessories which form the appropriate background to his silvery fiah arc quite refreshing ; and we look at hu pictures with the same sense of quiet enjoyment that wo do at the first green buds of spring, and we &U know how delightful that is. This is the opinion of a colorist who delights in the sparkle and quality of color alone, and is folly competent to speak of it. Other critics have found fault with Brackett's drawing. 41 The Brook-Trout" (No. 449) is a pleasanter picture for color and graceful lines than either of the others of Brackett. The corridor in which those pictures are bung has been occasionally alluded to iu reviewing the groups as containing additional specimens by the hands of tne Academicians, not less worthy of note than the examples hung together. Be fore paying further attention to these, some thing ought to bo said of THE WATEB-COLOBS which occupy the north wall. Though few in number, not more than fifty, and by about half that number of different artists, they make a re spectable showing as far as they go, and the lower part of the panel between the doors is quite brilliant, with Van Elton's large landscape for a centre, and pictures/ of Bellows, W. T. Richards, Farrer, and Nicoll about it. Van Ellen’s large picture is iu quite a different tone of color from his oil-paintings, of which there are several scattered through the galleries, and which are generally of a quiet green, marshes, willows, and subjects of that sort. This is a glorious October scone, full of reds and warm browns, with brilliant trees against a resplendent sky, a highly-finished, striking pic ture, disclosing Van Ellen in a new light. The following members of the New York Water-Color Society aro represented: A. 11. Baldwin, A. F. Bellows, J. G, Brown, J. M. Fal coner, Henry Fairer, Miss M. J. McDonald, J. C. Nicoll. Walter Satterlee. James D. Smillic, George H. Smillie, Krasoman Van Ellen, T. W. Wood. W. T. Richards. From the pictures the lover of water-color painting will not bo long iu singling out ten or a dozen which are worthy of especial study. 44 A Byway Near Torquay " (No. 519) ia the most conspicuous example of Bellows. —the woody English lane that he so much lores, enlivened by some figures of girls fishing from a log in a quiet brook, —and all his five pictures are in the same vein of quiet sweetness, which he sustains with remarkable evenness, aud by bis very cer tainty tempts the thoughtless critic to think it not remarkable. Bollows handles water-color precisely as he does oil painting in solid color with firmness and force, without tricks or devices. Two heads of 44 Le Chiffonier” and 44 La Chiffoniere” (432,433) ore by T. W. Wood, an Academician, but, though strong in color and forcibly pointed, they are hardly in a desirable style of water-color art. Henry Fairer, who is well known for bis realist ic, faithful, skillful painting of landscapes, pre sents two quiet marine pictures, “ A Calm After noon, Staten Island,” and “Moonrite on tbo Lower Bay, N. Y." (Nos. 601, 013), which rank with the very best in tbo collection, aud may well serve as models for refinement of color and firm, artistic treatment, to artists engaged upon similar subjects, 44 High Tide at Atlantic City.” quite a small picture (No. 514), is by W. T. Rich ards, and is very similar in subject and treat ment to a more important picture of his sent to the dealers* exhibition last spring, unfortunate ly too late to be seen by many people. This appears to be the same scene viewed from the other side. It Is a beautiful, skillful, artistic little picture of breakers upon a beach, a bit of shore, and a few nigged trees much the worse for weather. The tone of the picture is gray and quiet, and very pleasing. There is a rather large figure picture by Vaini, in the Roman style os far it os can be seen, representing a girl at a balcony tantalizing an old monk, who stands in the street below with bis donkey, by tbo offer of a fowl which she holds over him in her hands. It is called " Tearing*' (No. 512). Vaini was considered a skillful artist, and grow up in good company,—Fortuny, Samacots, etc., —but this is no exception to the general rule that Roman pictures rarely have the look of finished works, bpt seem to belong to a stylo adapted rather to sketches than to formal paint ing. J. C. Nicoll, the Secretary of the Water- Color Society, sends three or four pictures of coast views, all marked with artistic feeling, and pleasant in subject and expression. The sim plest of them all, some eand-bluffs, and a boat on the beach at the foot of them, with very little detail and elaboration (No. 491, "At Capo Ann”), appears the most suggestive and the most illus trative of the special charm of water-color pic tures. J. G. Brown’s sunlit children at the horao trough— 44 Putting His Foot In It" (No. 52) has already been alluded to in connection with his group of oil pictures. A sketch of a girl “On tbo Beach" (No. 495), by A. H. Baldwin, is an example of a sound and attainable mods of water-color sketching, simple and effective. Jnst through tbo doors, on the north trail of the Chicago gallery, aro a few more water-colors worth notice, chiefly flowers, by Mrs. Olcott and Mrs. Scott. The “Poppioe” (No. 644), by the latter, are skillful, and taken from beautiful eptrcimeoa of flowers. Mrs. Olcott seems in spired by the pictures of Mmo, Hogg exhibited here in (he spring, and is working towards a fine example. The droll little pictures of storks, and frogs, and turtles (Nos. 646. 647, and 648) are by an artist formerly hero, but now a member of the Water-Color Society in New York, F. S. Church. This completes The TKZBTjyjt’s systematic re view of the gallery, but some gleanings will be made hereafter, and the department of artistic furniture also remains. ODDS AND ENDS. CHICAGO. Douglas Yolk is at Quincy making stadia*, to be gone several weeks. Samuel Conksy is at work at Detroit upon a bust ordered by D. AL Perry, Esq. G. G. Dyer expects soon Co go to Europe again, to be gone two years or more. The gallery of the Academy is sadly depleted by the exhibition at the Exposition. J. H. Bobertaon baa returned from a brief visit to Boston, and is starting some new work. L. W. Volk has a new statue of Stephen A. Douglas pretty well advanced. The pose is dif ferent from those previously executed by Ur. Yolk, all of the copiea of which, with a single exception, were destroyed by the fire. The following notice, said to have been for some weeks upon the door of a Chicago artist, bespeaks a calm aod tranquil condition in Ufa; Ont of town tQI tbs last of September. Put letters through door.” Mr. Board, tbs artist, having spent four weeks upon tbs Exposition, and assn It well in progress, now Whim* I* New York to resume practise in his studio. It is to be hoped that the sales of pictures will be in proportion to the exceptional elegance of the exhibition arranged by tbs skill of Mr. Beard. Some bas-reliefs of owls on oblong panels sim ilar to tho storks that have been so popular, modeled by D. C, French in Florence, appear in Jansen & McClurg’a window. They are of plaster, but finished with gilt and silver, tho ground of tho former and the birds of the latter, a treatment generally not so favorable to such things as neutral tints of paint. ELSEWHERE. Tbs grand prize of Romo for sculpture has been awarded by tho French Government to a young American student in Paris named Hughes. Ad outrage has been perpetrated on Dr. Rim mer, the well-known sculptor and artistic anat omist of Boston. Ho received an order for a colossal female figure for the monument about to be erected at Plymouth in memory of the landing of the Pilgrims. The figure was com pleted and the artist paid. The Committee has now delivered the model over to Mr. Perry, a much younger artist, to remodel the head and drapery in accordance with their own taste, and Dr. Rimmer. whose statue of Hamilton stands on Commonwealth avenue, ia debarred by the delicacy common to artists from protesting against an act which is altogether against artistic good faith, and which will at least destroy all the original character of his statue. They do not seem to be entirely civilized and enlightened in Massachusetts yet. It is surprising that an artist can be found who is willing to make over another man's work in this way. and the moat charitable eurmiso is that it is attributable to in experience and want of work. POPPiEA AND CLTTIE. The Ottoman Museum of Antiquities at Con stantinople has lately been enriched by the ac quisition of two hfe-sizc statues of Roman work manship found in Crete. One is marked with the name of Claudia, the daughter of Nero, and the other is believed to bo Foppiea, his second wife, of infamous memory. Claudia was only four months old wUen she died, but is repre sented as a maiden of 17 or 18. Foppaa died from the effects of ner husband’s brutality, but bo mourned her bitterly, pronounced her funeral oration himself, in which he was restricted to the praise of her beauty and natural endowments (because of her notorious lack of virtuous quali ties). and caused statues and temples to be erected in honor of hex and her daughter. In one of the interesting aeries of articles called “In a Studio,* 1 by \v. W. Story, in Black tcoodU the following remarks aro made by this very competent authority: The so-called Civile of the British Museum la sup posed to represent Clytie because it has the leaves of the sunflower around the bust, and the myth is that she was enamored of Apollo and was changed into the heliotrope or sunflower. But 1 believe it is the portrait of Poppaa, the wife of Kero. It is plainly not an ideal bust, and even if it represents Clytie it is a portrait of some real person in that character. It has some of the features, characteristics, or methods of treatment adopted by the ancients in their ideal beads, and it has a peculiar, individuality of feature and ezpreision. The workmanship is not Greek but Roman, and belongs to the period of Nero or there abouts. It strongly resembles in general character the portraits of Poppaa on the coins, and particularly a gem representing her in poaseesiou of the Earl of Exeter. In all of them the eyes are deep-set, the orbit large, the chin full but slightly retreating, and the wuole contour of the face similar. The forehead of the bust is as low as hers was ; the hair is worn in the Roman fashion of her time, and richly curls and waves, as did her amber locks. The air of the head, modestly inclined and full of sentiment, answers to the character and manner attributed to her by the ancient writers, who say that she affected at least a retiring and modest demeanor. The leaves of the sunflower only indicate an apotheosis of the person represented, and this wonld properly belongjto Popp®a, for Nero, distracted by her death, which he had brought about himself in a moment of passioa,ordered that she should be enrolled among tne gods, and himself wrote her funeral eulogy, and presided at her apotheosis. If the leaves be those of the sunflower—which we call the helitrope—which is not certain—there is also in this a peculiur appropriateness to Poppaia. for Nero called himself the son of Apollo, from whom he received his golden locks, and as Popp.va loved him, died by bis hands, and hod herself the same golden amber hair, they might as fitly surround her bust as Clytla's. BOARD OF TRADE. Trying: to Consider the Proposed Amendments to the IKtxles. A mooting of the members of the Board of Trade was hold in the Open Board room yester day afternoon for the purpose of considering the amended roles, by-laws, and inspection regula tions proposed by the Board of Directors. After nearly a half-hour’s delay, a sufficient number of members were drummed up to constitute a quorum—for which fifty members are re quired—and the meeting was called to order by Mr. John B. Hensley, Vice-President and Acting- President of the Board. Mr. B. stated that the meeting was called under the by-laws for the purpose of discussing the amendments proposed by the Directors, the object of the discussion being that members might be enabled to the better determine whether they would adopt or reject the now rules. Mr. Dunham asked if the meeting oould AMEND TOE AMENDMENTS. The President replied tbat the meeting could not amend the proposed amendments. The meeting was called under the present rules sim ply for di'xassion of the amendments proposed, under Art. X of the by-laws. SB. A. S. WBIOHT said be supposed it desirable to bring before the meeting ibe leading change proposed, and the reasons for the change. The more announce ment that the Directors had considered the amendments did not seem to him sufficient, and he asked if some one of the Directors was not prepared to make a statement of the changes proposed and tho reasons for the changes. Mr. Dunham said that if the meeting bad got a lot of amendments that they mast swallow or reject, there was no nee of the meeting at all. If the amendments had to be voted up or voted down, and couldn't be amended, tho meeting bad better adjourn until the day of election, when the voting could bo done. Members coaid take printed copies of the pro posed rules home with them and road the same by candle-light, and could fit themselves to vote in tbat way. Tho President disagreed with Mr. Dunham, and held tbat the discussion would bo valuable. Mr. Dutch moved tbat the Amendments pro posed be read by the Secretary, which was amended by adding the original sections. This was carried. Mr. Wright moved tbat the rules be suspended for the purpose of enabling amendments to be made to tho amendments. The Chair hold that under the rules the motion could not bn entertained, tho object of the meet ing being simply the DISCUSSION OP THE AMENDMENT! proposed. The Chair ruled, however, that it was proper to express the sense of the meeting by resolution approving or disapproving the amendments, or recommending others to the Directors. Mr. George J. Brine moved the approval of Sec. 1 as amended. Mr. G. A. Culbertson wanted to know the reason of the change of phraseology in the amended section. Mr. H. C. Banner B&id it looked to him as if the Directors bod overstepped their duties, and, instead of considering amendments suggested, had presented an entire new set of roles. Hr. J. B. Hobbs called attention to the fact that the now rule dispensed with THE REFERENCE COXtfITTEC, which there was no use for. The President said that, as be was President (in the absence of Mr. Armour) of the Refer ence Committee, he was in a position to know, and asserted that the Reference Committee only delayed matters. It was the most cumbersome contrivance on the books. If a member took a complaint to the Directors, they referred him to the Committee. The Committee referred the ease back to the Directors, and meanwhile settle ments were delayed and defeated. The Com mittee of Reference was only a delay, >ru i ought to be gotten rid of. After further discussion, a resolution was adopted approving the amended section. The rule as to powers of the President over members in cases of DISORDERLY CONDUCT (Bole 2. Soc. 2) was then taken op. The amendment proposed provides that in cute any member shall be guilty of disorderly conduct in the Exchange rooms, “ be shall for that offense be ausnended from the privilege of admission to said rooms for such time as may be determined by the President, subject to appeal to the Board of Directors.” The presoot role provides that in such caee the President may impose a fine not exceeding $5, on failure to pay which the mem ber delinquent shall be suspended from the privilege of admission until the fine be paid. Ur. iieorge J. Brine moved Chat the amend* mept be disapproved. He wasn’t willing soy President should have power to summarily ana* pend him. He was willing to be tried on any charge of boisterous conduct, but not to be sue* penned without trial. Ur. tfright urged that the amendment pro* posod vested a dangerous power in the Presi dent, who, if ho chose, under it could exoloue from the Board all who were not his friends. Mr. Dunham raised tba point of order (hot thero w&a not» nnomoi preeent. The Chair held the point well taken, and tlu met tug adjourned. SUBURBAN HOMESTEADS. A Title Id Fee Simple Without Incumbrance or Con* ditions. The Best and Safest Investment for Capi tal or Savings# In the judgment of the wisest, most thought ful, and most cautious of kbe capitalists of the country, no larger or more profitable field for the investment of capital has ever been offered in this country than in Chicago real estate. A fortune represented in a corner lot in the com mercial centre of the city is regarded as having an anchorage in nature itself. As a matter of course, the character of our suburbs in overv pecuniary and commercial sense, partakes of the character of the city. If our comer lots offer such safety and shelter for capital as is offered nowhere else, the beautiful subdivisions and villages that constitute the principal environs of the city may reasonably be supposed to offer equal inducement for the investment of savings. A great deal of prominence baa been given during a period of several years past to the labors of a famous suburban operator, Ira Brown. Esq., in the improvement of eligible and select neighborhoods, and the establishment of great centres of population in the choicest loca tions. in close proximity to the city, and to the beneficent character and public benefit of bis great enterprises m organizing a permanent system of accommodation sales popularly known as the Ira Brown installment plan, whereby many thousands of the great middle classes of our salaried population have been presented the golden opportunity of coming into easy posses sion of free and independent homes of their own,—a population of perhaps 25,000 of our laboring and industrial population, who are now able to exhibit and to bequeath tt> posterity un incumbered titles to pleasant homesteads at Park Ridge, Evanston, Hyde Park, Desplaines, Glencoe, or other beautiful neighborhoods, who would, in all probability, excepting for tho op portunity and the possibility presented in this accommodation plan, be still wasting those same savings of industry and of toil in unnn&l rentals for tho uncomfortable privileges of a rented home in tho dcy. The newspapers, however, with all the credit which has, with great unanimity, been offered Mr. Brown, have, m most instances, taken bat a one-sided view of the public good which has been compassed iu these enterprises. The very eligible site, location, natural and social, com mercial and sanitary surroundings of bis prin cipal villages and* subdivisions, and the conveni ence offered to the hired laborer and the salaried clerk for acquiring title to a home, have been made abundantly familiar to the community, and there is probably as large a proportion of our population ignorant of the fact that Chicago was once visited by a great fire as of the equally widely published fact, that any man or woman anxious to possess an independent and free homestead can do so by visiting the office of the great suburban Tillage builder, iu the Oti* Block, corner Madison and LaSalle streets, and tiaying down the sum of sls, balance of the en ire price (generally a uniform scale of only $100) to be paid in monthly installments of $5. The entire community, not only of Chicago, but of this entire latitude, are aware that for this inconsiderable sum,' paid out in these insig nificant amounts, the unhappy occupant of our -city tenement dwellings may acquire a perpetual, indestructible, indefeasible title to a homestead site of bis own in any one of the magnificent villages which surround the d|y. Tho enure community have also been mode aware of the special attractions and uneqaaled natural sur roundiogs of some of Mr. Brown’s subdivisions and settlements, —the convenient location, un surpassed healtbfuinesa. landscape attractions, educational facilities, and excellent social and neighborhood relations to be secured at Park Ridge, at Evanston, at Desplaines, at Thornton, Hyde Park, or Glencoe. But there is one con sideration of these easy and simple investments which comparatively few have been accustomed to entertain, and that is the commercial wis dom, economy, and policy of the outlay. Few people have been led to entertain a true idea of the rapid prospective increase in the value of all this class of suburban real estate.— the development and growth of money repre sented in these investments. —a growth and in crease which, if calculated according to the gen eral logio and philosophy of commerce, promises a yield to the outlay in the course of a few years' time far in excess of that of any ordinary class of business in proportion to amount, —a consideration which certainly ought to confirm the impression that the inducements offered to the salaried and laboring classes for the invest ment of savings in independent suburban homes, on the accommodation plan offered by Mr. Brown, and at the scale of low prices so persist ently and courageously adhered to by him. aro incapable of exaggeration by the newspapers and the friends of the system. Coa’and Coke. The paramount subject just now. and one like ly to be in the ascendant for many chilly months to come, is 44 How shall we keep warm ?" A re cently-established firm in this city is prepared to answer the question to the satisfaction of all its patrons. Messrs. Catting 4 Ellsworth, at No. 9G Washington street, announce for sale the boat varieties of coal and coke known to the trade. This firm represents some of the most reliable and widest-known mines in Penn sylvania; and, dealing direct with the proprie tors of these mines, they are enabled to offer the choicest of coal at the most reasonable of prices. A now variety of coal is now being introduced by them to tho attention of the Western public. This is called the 44 XXX Domestic.** It bums to a clear white ash; is cheaper, and lasts longer than any coal wo have ever tested. Tboy aleo make specialties of the celebrated Youghioghenv coat which is pronounced by manufacturers to bo the best steam coal in tho market. It possesses nearly SO per cent of fixed carbon. The Youghiogbony coal ie also excel lent for domestic purposes. The firm handles other kinds of coal, including tho beet of Le high and Lackawanna to be found anywhere. We recommend Messrs. Cutting 4 Ellsworth as prompt and altogether reliable. Winter in Winter Quarters. Mr. Winter, of Lincoln Pavilion fame, baa recently opened at hi Madison street, directly opposite Mo- Yickert Theatre, the most elegant cafe restaurant and cake bakery in the city. Every one who baa visited those delightful opon-alr concerts given at the Pa vilion will understand that Mr. Winter (one of the owners) will keep but a fltat-claas concern- Pot all others and particularly for ladies we should like to add that they will find comfort and neatness combined with the excellent quality of everything ecryed in the new niace. Being most centrally located. 81 Madison street? directly opposite McVicier'a Theitre. uear the corner of State street, ladies doing business in that dry-good centre will find this the most convenient and comfortable reaort. Pianos, Orgnas, &c., at the Exposition. At li>* lontb end of the Inter-State Exposition, ts w»U as at the corner of the Palmer Hooae, will bo Been some of the finest pianos, organa, and musical mer chandise anywhere to be mot with. The Enabe and Bauer piano* are both highly prised by moaical critics. and all the leading operatic and concert artists, includ ing Lucca, NiUaou, and Patti, claim for the Knabe the hlcheatchaxacter for melody, beauty, .and power. In the general stock ofpUnos are to Bcriptkm of styles, including the Grand, Parlor Grand, itiop *9** corner °f Monroe streets, in Palmer House. Juiius Bauer h 00. Pronounced by Connoisseur* th* Plnert in the World. The meet heentifnl end eipenetre old photograph* ar, being furnished M th« uniform price of 13 per douro by B. L. Brand 4 Co., mtrodneon end Invent !*Tcf lie celebrated-Bu Edief," “ Aeti,< end “ Souvenir • portrallf. Engegemente for ettOnge ebonld he eecnrad in edvanco, Stndloe. So. t«» We. baeh e-venn*. tediee 1 end children'* pletnree e epect elty. - Ladies rontempUttaf taring ttalr run m,d, orw, enlarged, „lred. or tta purctaea of n«, .tauld nn.a.b.r SToId reliable home of Jtera. Btohop ft Bma, center State and Monroe etTeete. They ero opening tt, Urge* .took of fna of their mrafmennfaotnte ere-offered In the Wert. Tta mannfectnre of mink ond io»l eeeqnea to o epedalty ot this tamo. Novaltlea for the Ladlefc ' jlccdoy we .tall offer »U tho eery totert noreltloe lit oor millinery deportment, omuUtlog of trimmed end nntrimmed lute for the old end the young, «»* oell eepeclel attention to tta quality end extra ofour mommoth atoek of felt beta, wtogfc feothen, flotrem. etc., to which an examination to HOTCBXZX, POLHta ft Co,, 137 end 139 Stole acreet. *' jptne Photographa. If you with the very beet Berlin flntota* photo gtutaget them atfthbotff. OeOery, UO Stole S^ThS«ea uodtota •»* ***** “ dozen, dark ground, and &50 per dozen, vignette®. Try him; you cent help hot bo pleased. He warrants Mg work ea good m the boat. Cloaks and Cloak* Velvets. We ere now prepared to exhibit all the latest and choicest novelties in cloth cloaks of our own and foreign make, at popular prices; shall also offer this week extra inducements to buyers of. cloak-velvets. Ladles contemplating purchasing velvets this season will find that now is a very favorable opportunity to make their selection and save money. Hotchkis, Palmer * Co., 137 and 139 State street. Gatsert’a Popular Tailoring* House. We have now in stock, for the approaching fall and winter season, 4 complete assortment of finest im ported sad leading American woolens, which we are prepared to make to measure in a most stylish end durable manner at unusual low prices. Our Specialty —To make to order handsome pantaloons at (3 and up ward. and nobby suits at $25 and upward, in twenty four hours, if required, will be continued with in creased facilities. Remember: 183 Sooth Clark street, open till 9 p. m. H. B. Bryant’s Chicago Business College and English Training School is an institution that does thorough work. It gives its students a two-years’ course, and they remain longer if they do not come np to the standard required in that time. The discipline is the strictest of any school in the Slate, and sensible young men like It all the better for being strict. Collars. There Is no better way of saving money than by par. chasing a good article. This Is especially the case In so conspicuous an article of dress as a gentleman's collar. Those who have worn the Elmwood collar 'have discovered this, while to those who prefer a differ* cut style, the Warwick is now offered. Overcoating- and Suits. Young men and ail others in want of fall and winter overcoats and suits should call and examine the mam' moth stock of cloths just received by Croft Brotbers | tailors, 157 Clark street. They guarantee yon satisfac tion in quality, quantity, and price.* Their well-known reputation is sufficient guarantee to do all they agree. Don’t Be Humbugged. Ur. Moeher, at 951 Wabash arcane, is miking the beautiful elite cameo vignette photograph, "which sur passes ali other novelties in photography. Also is fur nishing card photographs of the latest styles at popn lar prices for all first-class work. No cheap card photographs introduced. If You Would Be Convinced, gents, that yon can do better than ever before, in ordering fall and winter garments mode, see the in ducements offered by Ordway & Newland, either at their new store 133 Dearborn, or 209 West Madison street. Shoe-Buying Husbands Who Buy at Wlswall A Greene's shoe stores, No. 70 Stats street, or No. 131 Twenty-second street, will bo convinced that a pair of French button kids for their wives will be not only a * thing of beauty, but a joy forever.** It Certainly Will Pay Yon to call on Sampson, Greene & 00. (mannfaetngers* agents), and get the “factory prices.** Thar have been ordered to sell their large stock of f omltors at 193 and 194 State street. The Empress Range. Perfect in Itself. One of oar largest and best stove booses, James P. Da.ton’a, 192 and 194 State street, is now introducing a new range, the “Empress.” The character of the house recommends the range. See and cook ing stoves there. Hone Are So Well pleased as those who buy their stoves of Russell, 141 West Madison street. He soils good goods cheap, and tokos old stoves in exchange. Examine the St. George Base Burner and the Corona Range. They ora Just what you are looking for. Open evenings. The “ Weed S. M.** Agency, No. 203 Wabash avenue, are virtually giving all who bny of them for cash agents* commission or more. That favorite machine is sold on small monthly pay ments, also. Newspaper Circulation. The actual number of copies of newspapers printed by the Chicago Newspaper Union, for the week ending Sept. 18, was 237,524. Advertisers will do wall to use thiq immpwn circulation. The Golden %m Fire-Place Heater, in addition to its remarkable heating powers, is most beautiful in design and elegant in finish, and is an ornament to any parlor. Bangs Bros., State and Tan Buren streets. Save Bent by purchasing one of Btinsofl’s lots. Sea advertise ment. Long time. An investment of this kind is far better fcian putting jour money in savings banks or life insurance. Important to the Preservation of Teeth— John Gosnell’s Cherry Tooth-Paste, tbe most efficacious dentifrice known. Try it. For sale by all druggists. Wholesale agents, Torrey k Bradley, 171 and 173 Randolph street. Pianos and Organs, Ballet, Davis k Co.'s Grand, Square, and Upright) and Smith's American Organs can be found only at W. W. Kimball's, comer State and Adame streets, Chicago. Two Men Walked Side hy Side past our office yesterday. Each bad on an old sett of clothes. Cook k McLain (90 Dearborn street) bad cleaned and repaired one suit. You could tee a differ* ence. No Such Display Was Ever Seen as that made by Watkins, 215 State street, of heating stoves. Do not buy before giving him a calk The Radiant stoves and furnaces are the best to buy. Spring* Lalro 11 Magnetic * Water, by Buck k Bayner, makers of tbe M Man ” Cologne. A gloomy State of the mind, a dull headache, a want of energy, a disposition to magnify every evil, a sense of weariness, and a diszncttn&tioo to motion, are some 'of tbe symptoms which indicate a derangement of the liver or Who us system. Speedy relief from so miser able a condition can be obtained by resorting at onoe to Dr. D. Jayne's sanative pills. MILLINERY. Ladies! Misses! You will find this week with us a larger, bettor, and more varied stock of ever before. In FELTS our stock is espe cially large and fine, comprising all the ultra shades, such as Navy Blue, Dark Green, Ciel, Brown, &c. In VELVETS, SILKS, BIE BONS, or FEATBEB TBHVL MINGS we can match any shade and give any quantity desired. D. WeMer & Co., 107 STATE-ST., Oppoftt. Cbu, Gooses k Co.’a. WS5t sue BraiCi-245 WEST MSOH-ST,, THOMPSON'S BLOOZ. PATTERN MTS And dap Ilea tee of French Patterns supplied to Cha “Trade," D. WEBSTER & CO., 107 STATE-ST. of FALLMDWISTER STYLES At UB& STAROWS, 174 & 17ft SUtMi. nroßanix, nn-n ■BF'ST 5 O O A Visitors EXPOSITION! And the Public Generally, will find at Holier & Gorlam’s, 221 & 223 State-st., Curtain Gogils, Beddiaa, &c„ It is our aim to display a very fine line of all grades of CAR PETS, many private patterns in cluded; the latest importations in WINDOW HANGINGS, Eaccs, &c.. &c., and to offer to the public tbo best Goods at tbe VERY-LOWEST PRICES. We design to make it to the ad vantage of CASH BUYERS to trade with ns during- the EXPO SITION, and at all times hereafter. HOLLISTER & GORHAM, 221 and 223 State-st., “HOUSEKEEPERS’ ROW.” Oar stork is much larger and more attrac tive than ever. Our nricos are REDUCED to suit the times. We invite citizens and strangers to call and examine stock. These are only a few of our low prices: 500 pairs fool BWets. - Best bargain ever offered la this city. 350 M CoiMers, All-wool Bearers (mill $5); ■ $3.50 150 scs. Canton Flannel, - - 9,10,15 c 75 pt& MMM flannel, - 30 to 50c 150 pcs. Cheviot SMrting (Wurth 20c), 121-2 800 p Prints (M stylos), 4,5, and 6c 10 Cases M-of-the-Loom Cotton, -11 c 250 pcs. Cassimeres (men’s aM hoys’ wear), - - - 35 and 45c 150 bcs. Bit Cashmeres, all-wool, 65, 75, 85c, aM $1 175 pcs. Mohair Alpacas, 25,35, and 45c 95 Eos. BriOiantme Lustres (worth $1), 50c 5,000 ecs. Haihnri M, 5,6,8,10, & 15c 750 Broche aM Paisley Shawls, half rise New M Store, 284 & 286 WEST MADISOW-ST. SEWING MACHINES. “isrsw AUTOMATIC" WULCOX & GIBBS S. M. CO. in vite the public to call and inspect this marvel of Sewing Machine mechanism—unquestionably the greatest invention in Sewing Machines since their introduc tion; completely revolutionizes the art of machine sewing. Visitors are delighted. CAIX AJS*> SKE AT SALESEOOM 07 Wlcfli &.6is Sow-MacMne Corny, 200 Wabash-ar.. corner Adamant TEETH! M A Artt-olses set at best gran teeth for Si. We lose money on every set, notwithstanding, we will do idl we prom ise wntfl <mt reputation fear first-class work U Baked. DBS. HALE & CAIN, Booms 1 and 3, 113 Dsarbom-tt, IRY than Dr. Hunter, Nov located 8. E. corner of Clark and Madiaoo-etA, Infonni his many friends that he wIH Insert a full act of best Gam Teeth for only $5.00, For 30 days only. DR, MAQNTT33ON, Dentist. Centimes to make foil seta beet Ouzs Teeth for S 3, WARRANTED the some TEETH and MATERIAL for which other dentists charge from S2O to S3O. Don’t be deceived and humbugged, call at office and get facts and proof. Teeth filled first-class sc half the usual rates. Every operation warranted. Southeast corner Randolph and Dearborn-sis., Boom 8 McCormick Block. B HAZEL IAN PEBBLE SPECTACLES Baited to ell ilcbu by totpoetloo st MANAAdJTU. Oatt» clan, 8> Msdlaon-*!. (Tribune Building). State of Maos, (M County, si Superior Court of Cook County—in Chaseery. 8. Obattos Wxlzzxb vs, Tss Wssnsn Seas COUPAXT, ST AL. FINAL NOTICE, To the creditor* of the Western Star Metal Company; Nodes is hereby given that all persona having claims against The Western Star Metal Company who have not presented such claims at the office of Fraokliu Denison, Master in Chancery of the Superior Court of Cook County, No. 133 Dearborn street, Chicago, under * the order of Sept. 9, A. D. 1875, referring said cause to 1 said master to take proof of «(aime, are required is present their claims ou or teenre tho uth day of Bee> MAbac, A. D. 1578, By ordSf ai said Master. \ A. B» Bovuw, naselrti of asid Ocmpny. CAUPETS, &o. TO TECS The Most Desirable Stock of IN THE CITY. DRY GOODS $2.50 to $lO $1,50 to $2 THE DENTISTRY. SPECTACLES. IGHTJ LEGAL. 5