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For 3 days
Monday Tuesday and
Wednesday we shall bring
our great OLOKIXU OUT
KIIOE SALE to a memora
ble finale by offering all the
damaged and mismatched
Shoes which our recent
inventory brought to light
at ridiculously small
fragments of former costs
Thousands of pairs of
up-to-date and guaranteed
perfect shoes will also be
on sale during these three
days and at proportion-
ately small sums
At Our 7h Street Store Only
The following Shoes are not guaranteed and
they cannot be exchanged most of them being
imperfect or mismated but you may freely exam
ine them and try them on before buying Youll
find them arranged in these four lots
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2G pairs Womens Storm and Low
Cut Rubbers 10 and 50c kinds
21 pairs Misses Storm and Low
Cut Rubbers 35 and 5Cc kinds
14 pairs Childs Rubbers were
formerly 10 and 40c
7 pairs Infants 33c Soft Sole
Shoes
12 pairs Womens 30c Leggins
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19 pairs Mens Slippers and Ties
were 1 to J2
S pairs Boys and Youths Shoes
and Oxford Ties
10 pairs Womens Slippers and
Oxford Tics
23 pairs Misses and Childs Tan
and Black Shoes and Slippers
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23 pairs Mens and Boys Storm
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IS pairs Womens Slippers Ox
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9 pairs Childrens Spring Heel
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13 pairs Infants Leather Sole Tan
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15 pairs Mens Laced and Gaiters
2S pairs Womens Tan and Black
Fine Boots
il pairs Womens Oxford Ties and
Juliets
9 pairs Womens Black Strap
Slippers
3 pairs Childrens Rubber Boots
6 pairs Mens Working Shoes
At All Three Stores
Tlte following Shoes are guaranteed
exchanged if von so desire
Womens and Misses excellent
wearing Black Yici Kid stout flex
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and may be
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Iress and Every
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Nearly all our Mens finest hand
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Favorable Reports From Jrcat
Commercial Centres
The Mtuiitlon Ieellent In Most
Ilrnurhex of Induntr Irrimrlwr
for Knormou SlirlliK
Order IntirlliK Into e York
front All SeetloiiM of the Country
NEW YORK Teh 23 Reports reaching
this city from commercial centres every
where indicate the strongest trade situa
tion observed in years In the dry goods
and allied trades conditions arc altogether
encouraging for the reason that present
activity seems based upon actual con
sumptive demand rather than speculative
projects of venturesome dealers While
last months unseasonable weather re
tarded progress in some industries pre
vailing prosperity has enabled merchants
to dispose of surplus lines at fairly good
prices and replenish with Bpring stocks
on advantageous terms Conditions at the
South were never better as 13 evidenced
by the notable Increase in bank deposits
amounting to at some of the smaller cen
tres fully five fold as compared with two
or three years ago At the West condi
tions arc similar with healthful activity
and general confidence as the basis for
the belief that the outlook Is unusually
premising
This too is the Judgment of experts
wfio take little for granted In estimating
thd trade outlook and In getting at the
fcouailiiebs of a concernscredit In this
connection nothing lias been more signifi
cant than the comparatively limited offer
ings of commercial paper Compared with
previous years the demand for this form
cl Investment liaa been altogether ex
cessive far In excess of supply One
broker lately returned from a trip through
sections of the West and South in the ef
fort to buy up high class paper or New
York banks experienced difficulty lu se
curing 500 000 Ordinarily he would have
been filled up In perhaps a week viMi
more than hi customers could lure ab
snrbed in tho oplulnn of expert
argues jnurh for -e r si sirengh of tin
trade siuauun acl Viows hat m
branches of business have reached the
legitimate level of supply and demand
avoiding the pitfalls of overproduction and
disasters Incident to unreasoning confi
dence in a continuance of prosperous con
ditions It is significant too that present
profits have been reaped on the basis of
generally higher prices for raw materials
and more accurate estimation of profit and
loss Tor that reason calculations for
spring trade are subject this year to less
modification than Is the case during pe
riods of low- price levels when manufac
turers fear increased cost of production
and find It difficult to provide for advance
orders
A credit expert who has scrutinized
carefully the exhibits of various indus
tries finds that manufacturers arc leaving
profits iu their business Instead of ventur
ing Into schemes of outside speculation
The result Is letb dependence upon the
banks than formerly and prompt collec
tions With staple articles the Bpring de
mand is very strong as Is also the call
for luxuries which is never urgent when
the public is in doubt about the future In
other words this j cars luxury margin
which is believed to be greater per capita
than at any season during the last decade
has stimulated manufacturers to unwonted
activity In thp production of pretty much
everything from cheap Jewelry to costly
automobiles Excepting for occasional
weak spot advices from Atlanta Nash
ville Charleston Louisville New- Orleans
Baltimore and other points South as well
as St Paul Minneapolis Milwaukee Du
luth Cleveland Indianapolis and Kansas
City In the West UU of preparations for
an unusually heavy spring trade
LONDONS NEW TELEPHONES
Tlte IuhtoHIee Smviii Soon to lleln
OperjitloiiN
LONDON Feb 23 Tho offlclals of the
general postoDce expect that the new
telephone system of London will begin
operations six months hence first in the
city and the business district connecting
it with the west end
Heretofore the conduits laid In the city
and to tho westward were sufficient to
cany C0000 miles of wire Parliament
vokd JC1210O0O which Is sufficient to
cover a considerable area but much more
money will be lequlrcd for general service
throughout London The National Tele
phone Company has up to this time held a
monopoly of this business and took ad
vantage thereof to givs n costly service
Tia company has row decided to Increase
Its stock by flGCOCOO In order to com
pee with the postofflca
It is niof likely that the pcbtofflce will
c jH h a yslem of payment Including
rental und oil The postoirire will retain
he icnt rlj3 a p nny per aL
SIGHTS OF A GREAT CITY
The Comprehensive Trip of a See
ing Washington Car
A Xch lMnn for Mmvtltigr 11omI1ciim
Where Tliej Ilv mul MrniiKem
Where The Are IleiiutiM mill His
toric Lore if lie Aiitimiul Cnnttul
UN Viewed h lilt- Pilnsrnprir
The idea of a Cooks Tour In Wash
ington Is novel anil et It Is such an ex
cellent Idea that like that exemplified in
the Iegend of Columbus and the Egg It
seems strange It ncer occurred io any
one before When a thing Is both original
and good It produces at once curiosity and
pleasure in the human mind a proposition
itufilclently demonstrated by thp
through which Booth escaped after the as
sassination of Lincoln nnd In which lay
the maimed and mangled bodies of those
who suffered in the collapse of fatal old
Folds Theatre Of course the theatre It
self Is pointed out and the building op
posite where the great War President ex
plicd The beautiful Patent Office and
old IostolJce building allow the guldo
some pretty allusions to ineir classic
grandeur and bcauty aud tho uses they
seive in the conduct of the General
crunent The Pension Office building
with its manifest signs of preparation for
the forthcoming inaugural ball forms an
Inteiesilng topic The story of General
Shcrldanb opinion of its architectural
merits as conveyed privately to General
Meigs the architect in the words Its
only fit to stablo horses was emphasized
with the fact that It hu been known ever
since as Meigs Barn
Louisiana Avenue presents many in
jects of historical note such as the old
Webster Building once occupied by the
distinguished statesmen and from the
balcony of which ho dellveied hi lam
public oration The monument to I B oln
in front 01 the CI y Hall U tf rour - le-
kcrlbed and as illustrating the piquant
continuity of the guides discourse the
terrible tragedy of the assassination of
that great and good man Is told in an
object lesson presenting the scene of the
murder already alluded to the stable
whereat Booth purchased his horse tor
his memorable ride and the arsenal where
was hung Mrs Surratt and other
alleged conspirators In the deed It is
needless to say that the recital and per
hap3 more than all the Actual -view and
connection of these objects awakens
many lecollections In the rind of the old
uasnington rcsiaeui
A rather amusing example of the same
feature of the Journey is afforded tho
guide in his recognition upon the side
walk of Col John A Joyce a well -known
figure in Washington TJie eolonel is
duly pointed out to the passengers and his
honorable distinctions enlarged upon The
famous literary controversy asto who re
ailv wrote th popular poem jomroenclng
nith the lines
Ituch arid the world uzhswtUi you
Wfep and mi werp alnne
the authorship being claimed repeclivc
lv by Miss Ella Wheeler Wilecx and the
colonel assumes something of a revival of
Interest which ii further intenJod
THE SEEING WASHINGTON CAR
sions of animated Inqulsitlvcness oppFar
ing on the countenances of spectators In
the streets as they watch a large and well
appointed conveyance with a canvas blgn
whereon Is to be read In prominent char
acters the inscription Seeing Washington
Car This vehicle is to be seen In practi
cally all parts of tho city and as a natu
ral consequence all parts of the city are
to be seen from Its windows Nor is this
all During each trip of two hours dura
tion made by the car three times daily a
guide or rather lf eturer holds forth upon
the various objects of Interest as they
come In view thns convening an amount
of local Information which surprised the
newtpaper man who having lived all his
lire in the Capital Imagined himself fair
ly conversant with its Interesting features
A trip in the Seeing Washington car
is indeed a pleasureahle and instructive
experience The crisp and entertaining
dialogue of the lecturer combining his
toric lore with up-to-date pointers and
happy humorous hits never for a mo
ment tires and the eye constantly en
counters fresh objects of Interest and
delight It Is not unlikely that a resident
of Washington whose chief acquaintance
with the city lies in the beaten track he
has pursued to and from his place of
business will realize for the first time
aftei a Journey in one of the new con
veyances the beauty and charm of the
Nations Capital Enterprising visitors
too may by the same means unite busi
ness with pleasure to their own and the
citys profit For tracing with the as
sistance of the guide and their own vjsual
organs the past and present of District
real estate they may speculate in their
minds eye and with perhaps some
thing more substantial on Us possible
future
But whether on business or pleasure
bent let tho reader In fancy Jf Jie has not
already done so In fact take his scat In
the Seeing Washington car at the cor
ner of Fifteenth and G Streets ami pas
sively await at his ease and comfort the
pleasure of the company which has under
taken to look out for him figuratively
speaking for looking out is the only labor
he will have to perform for himself The
car is toon fil d with a party of ladles
and starts promptly upon bcheduie time
But first ab the noble portico and colon
nade of tho Treasury Building appears
fronting the passenger the structure has
to be disposed of by the guide a young
man of clear voice which is distinctly au
dible in every part of the conveyance
This is done with an airy manner and
with the caiual remark that the estab
lishment baB been aptly termini Uncle
Sams pocketbook It is then related
how the edifice was erected and the fact
is brought in that the rous of columns on
the east and north fronts were copied
from those of the Temple of Minerva at
Athens And now we are off In good earn
est turning into F Street the popular
fashionable promenade of Washington
from the hour of G to 6 In the afternoon
From this time on the resident of Wash
ington undergoes the novel and remarka
ble of lesson of learning where he lives
and has been living for perhaps a con
siderable number of years
Notable persons places and things
start up from out the most commonplace
and familiar localities These he may
have passed many times may have read
and heard of but somehow never re
ally noticed until now Even alleys be
come of interest as for instance that
when the latters portrait Is pointed out
at a piominent photographers and hi
private residence in Georgetown passed
Iattr on In the trip
Th apitol ami Library of Congress
developed piquant features Strang as tha
asstrtion may seem to Washingtonians H
Is told how the beautiful grounds tho po
etry of landscape gardening are the sarao
today es when Thomas Jefferson took his
oath of office 100 years ago many of the
primeval trees still being seen The weight
in tons of th Goddess of Liberty the fact
that the Iron plates of the Capitol dome
interlap like the petals of a Illy to allow
for the atmospheric effect of contraction
anil expansion the forty miles of shelv
ing in the Library are all illMterupon
The residences of Capitol Hill formed a
mine of interest The former abode of
George Washington and the present resi
dence of Senator Pitchfork Tillman the
splendid house of a lady who laid the
foundations of her independent fortune by
retailing cans of milk and who Is still a
widow- John Shermans Row the
house in which gas was first introduced in
Washington the abode of Aliss Mary
who experienced tfie terrors of
the siege of Pekin and who a few weeks
ago married her rescuer Lieut Richard
Hooker together with many others too
numerous to mention are all described
with an amount of amusing and chatty de
tail which highly delights the passen
gers
Passing along Pennsylvania Avenue the
windows of the room In the National Ho
tel in which Henry Clay died arc point
ed out s
The prominent residences Jn the fash
ionable quarters of the city Including the
one in which Admiral Dewey courted I1I3
future wife and the one which he aft r
wnrd presented to her are noted The
windows of the room In which Owen
Meredith wrote Luetic the hlatorls
houses of Lafavette Square with their
lights and shadows thrownon them by
tho memories of former occupants all
come In for their dueshre of notice
The transformation wrougljt in George
town that wafcWcst Washington that s
in Boss Shepherds tlnjetind under the
dictates of that Imperious magnate how
some houses were and arefleft standing
on well nigh inaccessible hills while
others are entered from the sidewalk
through their second windows ap
pealed alike to eje and ear And so to
the western extreme of the city with the
spires of Georgetown Collese overhead
Mrs Southworths cottage near at hand
and the sparkling rler below rippling
by the pleasant hills of Virginia on its
vi ay to the sea It Is a clear day and
the spires of Alexandria rise faintly In
the distance while on the other hand
and closer to the view are the richly
wooded slopes of the upper Potomac In
whose bosom are seen like emeralds
the Three Sister islandr and In whose
depths rest perhaps the thiee Indian
naldens who were drowned there many
years ago
It Is Impossible in a brief notice to
picture the variety of scene and incident
presented to the eye and car In tho entire
trip Down to South Washington along
the oyster wharves their grimy fronts
backed by glimpes of the silver river old
taverns which have known famous occu
pants the Agricultural Department and
Its experiment garden the Smithsonian
Building a fine specimen 61 Norratn ar
chitecture are all presented In the older
quarters of the city notably Georgetown
the magnolia trees old door knockers and
dilapidated slave quarters tell of the olJ
Southern city beforo the vvah Wash
ington past present and future In all
moods and aspects Is seen and studied
from the windows of the car as it could
be In no other way J
The projectdr of this scheme which may
be said to be In a large degree education
al Is Mr W C Amos Uo as he says
himself comes from the VII and woolly
West to show to culture
the verv heart of tho uf
they have never thought c
It is not extraordinary
that the enterprise Bhor
the brain of n Colorado mi
has slmily changed his t
developing th treasures
rners in
omcthing
re
Mr Amos
Iglnate In
mincer who
stion from
thlddcn under
ground to displaying tho winders upon Its
funace ine Plan is- at Jirf3ent in buc
cefful operation in four prominent Wes
tern cities including Deinrtt Col whero
It was first started nnd it is the intention
to extend its benefiu to U favoiablc lo
calities throughout the eouiiry
lleput MierlirMiot
ZOLFO Fla Feb 23 While- trying to
an est a negro at Bennett a still last night
Edward Vc tal the depy sheriff was
shot J elow tho heart by 0car Paine
ini thcr negro W6t1l i not cxpnted to
Hie v psse u attiT h negro wl h
1iWnojtrd nil Ifure 1 be u ljnch ng
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WASHINGTON SUNDAY JSjBBRUAJty 24 1901
Some Great Pictures Shown in the
Academy Exhibition
rive VVell ltnaiTll Oilllcrlen VVII
llnni T Xvnnn mul 3Ir INithnitt the
Winner of tlie Kvima Prize of
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1Iij Fine AVorku In Fljr
urc nml Lantlacniic A lroteit
The present exhibition of the American
Water Color Society demonstrates that the
small water color Is the normal water
colcr Commercial reasons tnd a desire
to make an Impression In the great an
nuil exhibition Inspires many an excellent
but unwisely ambitious painter to launch
out and do large pictures that he never
should have begun And the show while
perhaps made more impressive at first
glance by these contributions Is dragged
down by their Inferior quality The
smaller pictures are handicapped by these
largo neighbors for the former may only
reveal their real value at close range It
were far better to place pictures of uni
form size and tono together In galleries
or on a wall by themselves
Tills would iaVeaway somewhat from
the fine decorative effect often obtaineiLby
centring largo pictures on the line but
there should be a higher purpose In the
arrangement of easel pictures than their
merely decorative effect
In the thirty fourth annual show at the
Academy which is the most Important an
nual exhibition of water colors held In
this country there are a number of large
picures of conspicuous excellence which
are quite equal In every way to any of
the smaller work shown
For artistic quality and pictorial excel
lence these rival oil and In some Instances
like Mr Iothcsts prize picture seem
prenomcnal in the breadth and beauty of
their technique and successful rendering
of nature One looks only for such re
sults in oil This Is also true of Mr Her
ters Gloria an extraordinarily large
water color wrougnt out with infinite pa
tience and skill a wonder in its way tftt
these are exceptional Large pictures of
less distinguished excellence should not
under any circumstances be shown for
It does not make a pleasant impression to
find smaller pictures surpassing larger
ones in nny high class exhibition
There Is no excuse for the large water
color If Its nrtlstic quality does not equal
It should surpass the best work by ths
artist wnose name It bears Even In the
presence ot the fine large pictures men
tioned I very much doubt whether the
large picture should be undertaken in
water color It Is trespassing on a field
that properly belongs tp oil and pastel
and is enormously more difficult The
peculiar qualities whicli are tho result
of manipulation of the paper surface one
is apt to loose If the picture Is to be seen
at a distance To these qualities ot tex
ture and quality water colorists mu3t
over look for that hish ebteem In which
their charming medium is hi Id This
reason alone Is quite enough for not ex
ceeding the half sheet size adopted by
most of the able men Frcra ttfs size
to the tiniest miniature the medium
seems most appropriate Murphy
Holmes Lathrop and Farrcr are
ters in landscape of this method which
stops at the limitations set by the ma
terial Whether a picture be artistic
natural and true is another matter I
speak of the purely technical aspect of
the art of water color
The William T Evana prize of J300
which through the generosity of this ge
nial collector ot American pictures has
for thirteen years been awarded annually
to the best water color In the Exhibition
of the American Water Color Society was
awarded this year to Mr Edward H Poth
astB charmingly rendered mysterious
moonlight night effect A girl In white on
a moonlight piazza sits musing her head In
profile relieved strongly against the orange
light of an open door At the farther end
of the vine covered porch dim and shad
owy like the moonlit landscape beyond sits
a man smoking It Is all so true In draw
ing values and story so simple so Indefi
nate that with Its exquisite color scheme
It Is easily the best eligible offered this
year and a great credit to American art
In an enjovable chat with Mr Evans on
the opening night he expressed his satis
faction with the award and discussing the
prize picture with -Mr Pothast I made the
remark that a man could not suggest a
figure with such perfection of drawing If
he were not able to draw It perfectly In
daylight To which he replied Ob I
painted It from the figure by daylight and
afterward made it mysterious only with
the greatest difficulty Thereby hangs a
tale
These ambitious half educated figure
painters who nre determined to do
poetic mysterious things in the hope that
the drawing never will be missed and
New York i3 full of them would be poets
who should master daylight before they
try moonlights
Among the other moonlights and twi
lights suggestive and true are the pic
tures of Charles Warren Eaton whose
Whispering Pines hanging next to Mr
Pothasls great picture Is a fine water-
color full of sentiment Horatio Walker
shows wood choppers ami an old French
Canadian farmer Mr Walker is one of
the men who ulwavs tower above their
fellows in any collection of pictures and
before these stunning water colors it
must Impress the Iaman who likes to
think a water color painter a specialist
a3 hq rellccts that the place of honor in
the last Academy exhibition was occupied
by a large oil painting Oxen Plowing at
Daybreak by Horatio Walker
There nre cxcllent pictures in the ex
hibition by J G Brown r S Church the
Morans Henry Roks Turner Champney
Snillie Shurtlcff Rehn Palmer and F
Hopklnson Smith and other famous men
but nothing from them distinctly new or
In advance of previous examples of their
work shown at the Academy Granville
Smith conges forward with a figure beau
tiful in low reds that is very progressive
and notable which If not of that supe
rior draftsmanship which marks Albert
Sterncrs portrait of a young girl Is mov
ing that way and It Is progress that de
serves an encouraging word The Stern
er portrait referred to with A J Kellars
The Sisters Albert Herters Gloria
and the Pothast prize picture are of that
order of fiiure pictures which with some
others equally good If not so large or Im
portant must place this exhibition high
In the critical estimation of connoisseurs
In the landscape field C Harry Eaton
breaks away from mldsummor effects
which were growing familiar nnd with
out losing thereby offers something
representing a later season somewhat
Dutch In rendering It Is still Individual
and one of the most entirely artistic an
paluter llke landscapes ever shown lu an
exhibition of the society Ncr by Is
After the Rain by Arthur Paiton a
rainbow effect worthy of Innis It Is not
pretty as some of his other things are
but it is very Innis like and big and to
bo Innls like in the last analysis Is to
be profoundly realistic
Alexander Shillings small Hacken
saok Valley Is very fine In tone and very
tnys With n limited point of view this
artist Is singularly free from any look
of repeating or r sting upon pabt
ies The rn e maj bi sldofC Mor
gan Mcrihennry w th h two suce sul
larg pictures
Slid Ha s n Iills Iondnn B dge
Second Part
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3 to 5 Shoes at 14Q
special sale will be a liuinmvr Lots of
MONDAYS
good things but this is one of the best roull be
offered this season
Ladies plain toe common sense shoes sizes 1 2 24
iiid Ii only in nearly all widths all worth
and 350 and some are grades All to go
Monday at- pL49
98C Sale of
Satin Slippers
Some elegant qualities in
this sale beautiful white
and colored satin slippers
narrow toe all are worth 2
to Sti0 a pair and
will go Monday at
98c
1 Sale of
Ladies Juliets
Still have some good sizes
left in ladies satin quilted
and felt Juliets and Slip
pers worth ls50 and 2
going in tins
sale at
100
Mens 4 and 5 Shoes 240
Tt will pay you men to see if we have your size left
Monday in these swell 4 and 7 II S H make black
cordovan and calf shoes theres a big lot of them and if
you can find your size you ran take the pair for 240
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shows what possibilities lie in the water
color sketch
Mr Zagbaum presents a remarkable
picture of the story telling type Its suc
cess as a painting with its great historical
value should have won It a more promi
nent place but It seems any excellence
bevond tuo xitp art In a picture degrades
it In the ees of a Jury The pendulum
ha3 swung to this extreme In the old
days art was put in the background Time
will bring these excellent things to their
own and then tho good figure picture may
tell an Interesting story without being ta
booed Mr Saterlee has several figure
pictures In the exhibition One of a girl
at an old Colonial door is the best thing
I ever saw him do nnd I congratulate him
upon It but there Is one Illustrated In the
catalogue which my pupils make all man
ner of fun of They not having seen the
show Judge the exhibition by the catalogue-
T wish he were here to defend it
I confess to being helpless
Some one has Said flowers are the
most beautiful things God ever made anil
forgot to put souls Into and while the
public interest In flowers has grown
amazingly in the past twenty years pic
tures of ilowcrs cannot be said to have
kept pace in general Interest This mis
fortune and it Is a misfortune for more
attractive and worthy subjects for the
painters brush do not exist is lamented
In the higher artistic circles for in flower
subjects are found opportunities for the
highest expression of artistic quality and
feeling Now and then men like Abbott
Thayer and J Alden Wier famous for
figure and landscape send a flower picture
to the great exhibition and there is at
once a furore over them
Mrs E M Scott and Mrs Nicholls aro
Drofessional painters of lowers whose
work takes a high place in the art prod
uct of America but the public are slow
to appreciate them at their true value
so there is little encouragement for oth
ers to attempt to win fame in this di
rection The public on whom the ar Iss
so much depend readily accepts land
scapes and figure subjects of less arlstic
value Xotwlthstanding this discour
aging outlook one meets occasionally a
specialist in flowers who bravely faces
the situation and pursues her high and
lofty mission of preserving the evanes
cent beauty of flowers and teaching peo
ple to see the deeper artistic charm
which is the painters business to reeal
Such a painter of flowers though is the
newly arrived artist Mrs Louise Gurney
Rauch who Is come to Washington to re
side and is exhibiting at tho Veerhoff Gal
lery a collection ot her work A pupil of
Mrs Scott Mrs Rauch has still besides
many of the excellent qualities of her mas
ter much Individuality as shown in her
interpretations in this very interesting ex
hibition The mest painter like of these is
a blue Jar ot roses with a dark background
These possess a mystery and charm which
brings out best the palntable beauty of tho
flowers and approach most closely the
master Mrs Scott with whom Mrs Rauch
studied
There are interesting qualities ot tone
and color iu all the pictures shown but
it is to be regretted that the drawing is
not always as carefully considered as one
expects to see In pictures publicly sbown
However there is evidence of decided tal
ent here and Mrs Louise Gurney Rauch
will add to the reputation of the little
band or painters here who are making
Washington art known away from home
Mr Richard X Brooke President of the
Society ot Washington Artists and Mr E
S Morse chairman of the executive com
mittee were In Xew York last week look
ing after the Interests of the coming show
of the society to be held at the Corcoran
in March and April
There ill be an interesting exhibit next
week at the Cosmos Club closing March 1
of pictures by Mr G C Cox the eminent
artist photographer The importance and
high class character ot tho Cosmos Club
exhibitions In recent years not only re
flects great credit on the art committee
but credit must also bo given to these ex
hibitions for the great advance made in
art taste here In Washington No more
valuable or helpful support has bfn given
to the Society of Washington Arjists in its
cftort to promote sound art here at home
than it has received from its stanch
friend the Cosmos Club
JOHN HENRY MOSER
FOUGHT A STUBBOHW FIItE
Tin- old In ChlrllRO Hinder lie
Work of riremeii
CHICAGO Icb 23FIru In the J S
Loeb Building at Uearborn and Harrison
Streets at 7 15 oclock last night proved
A1MT MM FARE
Delicacies in Vogue Among Epicu
rean Pasters
Herring 1le n Dainty TIIhIi to Set
Itefure the Kins The- Fih Mill
Eflrtnrd III A Sovereign Who Died
of it Surfeit fit litrciire i Whale
mul Porpoise Klenh Consumed
It has not been stated that King
of England wjll keep Lent with
the same strictness of observance as
have some o his predecessors en th3
throne of Britain In the event of hi
doing so however It may confidently be
asserted that the fishmonger rho sup
plies the royal household -will have a very
good customer In the thirty first year
of the reign of the third Edward the
following sums vere paid from the ex
chequer for fish supplied the royal pal
ace Fifty marks for five lasts DCOO
red herrings 12 for two lasts of white
hsrjngs 6 for two barrels of sturgjon
21 Es for 3300 stock fish 13s 3d for
eighty nine congers and 20 marks for
320 mulwells
It is learned from old accounts that the
Kings cooks had many ways of preparing
the fish Herring pies were considered as
delicacies even by royalty The town ot
Yarmouth by ancient charter was bound
to send a hundred herrings baked in
twenty four pies or pasties annually to
the King and Eustace de Corson Thoma3
de Berkedich and Robert de Withen in
the reign of Edward 1 held thirty acre3
by tenure of supplying twenty four pas
ties of fresh herrngs for the kings use
on their first coming Into season
Lampreys were the favorite fish of the
epicures of old they were always consid
ered a great delicacy So great was the
demand for this fish in the reign of King
John as to have induced that monarch to
issue a royal license to one Sampson to
go to Nantes to purchase lampreys for tha
use of one of the ladies ot the court The
same king issued a mandate to the sher
iffs of Gloucester that city being famou3
for producing lampreys forbidding them
on their first coming In to be sold for
more than 2 shillings apiece In the reign
of Edward III they were sometimes sold
for eightpepce or tenpence a piece and
they often produced a much higher price
In 1341 Walter Dastyn Sheriff of Glou
cester received the sum of 1- S
Sd for forty four lampeys sup
plied for the Kings use The corporation
of Gloucester presented to the sovereign
every Christmas as a token of their loyal
ty a lamprey pic which was sometimes a
costly gilt as lampreys at that season
could scarcely be secured at a guinea
apiece It Is stated that Henry I died from
a surfeit of Ianrev - -tier day spent lu
huuting
In addition to these favorite dlsaes tha
choice v landers of the fourteenth cen
tury paid epicurean prices for delicious
morsels of the whale the porpoisa tho
grampus and the sea wolf Tnese ani
mals being then cosidered as fish were
held as allowable food In Lent it is
truly lamentable to think how much sin
they thus occasioned among our
before they were discovered to
be mammalian Tha flesh of the porposa
was cooked in various wi3 A manu
script in the British Museum contains a
recipe for making puddygne of por
poise This delicacy was served at ta
hl ns late as the time of Henry VIII
and in the north at a later period
KENNEDYS TRIAL COSTLY
York Count nt Ill J Iletvicen
MOIOI nnd ll0OO
NEW YORK Feb 23 It was stated in
the District Attorneys office today that
tho cost of the second trial of Dr Ken
nedy would amount approximately le
tween 1C0Q and SllCuO This includes
the fees of Special Counsel John K Mc
Intyre and Forbes Hennessey which wH
be In the neighborhood of 70G0 or 0w
The salary of Justice Furenian at i a
day for fifteen days amounts to 373 Tho
pay of the court aueiiijm -
fees and cxreuses of the special panel ot
one of the hardest fires to fight that the j special J
department has had for ome time The f J - fa amoun to
Intense cold frozo the water so quickly Assistant Dlstrn t tt i L B rbtr
that streams Mere only partially effective gaj1 llg hit it vcs r wiole
The building was totally destroyed The l thaT nLea al nc is sver n V- test
lots was 550GCO William Druekmill r lhe lriai mM fiot up 1000 or 2 001
getting a drink more Dlt tbit it was no probable ltnr
fell I no e woihl 1 e Mi wed by the D
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