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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1901.
FOUH. CENTRAL UNION HOME - - THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM .t M MEMBEK ASSOCIATED PRESS t, PUBLISHED DAILY AND WEEKLY. EXCEPT SUNDAY. - u AT 922 MAIHSTREET. TELEPHONES : 21 21 KNTKKED AT KICHMOKO POSTOFKICE AS SKCOND-CLAH8 MATTER Daily delivered by carrier to any par of the city for six cents a week.. - SUBSCRIPTION RAT ICS: DA ILT Outside city, six months, in advance J "... ....$15 iinilri pirv. nun mnnth.ln ndraaca . 2; (Outside city, one year, in advance 3 00 f WEEKLY Ay mall one year, $1.00 in advance. rrr VPTT 17 A IT at any time to gat your paper from your carrier, you will con- 11 xvvr i iiiju (era iJames R. Hart. Editor. j M Rutherford. Business Manager. jonn s. riizgiDDons, tuy cuitui. fa-or bf at onoe nottfvin? the oUce by teleph-r ' " UNTNifeai LABELS J cafls&&gai ffinaaagaaaMg go:-Rzg-.g fcaaga&aaaaa aajg i gasaaassaag suai-ga-a tcaiaMasn c3sssgSK,a Business would flow in from the most unexpected quarters, and when we took time to investigate, we could always trace it direct to some of our advertising. Col. Geo. Slerrltt, of Waterbury Watch Co. GfflT??iXrV?f o-iaggW 81E&TiM&&V2?tt2ZZi srayff&asgxgazg ART AID - - HSTHER ARTISTS WHITE r - . This column last week referred to the art of the cartoonist and to the work especially of Bowers, of tha "Indianapolis News' ' and in other issues of this paper it has been an nounced that Mr. Bowers will short ly appear in Richmond under the aus pices of The Sketch Club in an il lustrated talk on cartoons and car toonists. The members of this club expect to have a large audience to greet 31 r. Bowers who is one of the best known men in his art in this country. The Sketch Club which is one of .the oldest art organizations in the city and which had for its first Presi dent, Mr Edgar Forkner, now one of the best known water colorists in the "West, had for the waning season's program, monthly exhibits, which have been a great success. In Octo ber, an exhibit of Japanese art, in cluding paintings, color prints, em broideries, objects in bronze, cloi sonne, etc. For November, original drawings for magazine and book il lustrations from The Century and Scribner's Magazines and the Bobbs Merrill Company, these covering the very best in black and white art, the artists being some of 'the-most famous now living. In December drypoints and etchings by the fa mous Ilelleu and Otto Schneider and monotypes by lAivaron. In February a great collection of bookplates from both American and foreign designers. In March the club expected to have an exhibition of the paintings of Mr. Conner, but on account of his ill ness the past autumn and winter and his inability to use his brush during that time and the consequent lack of canvases, the club postponed this ex hibit until some future time as all of Mr. Connor's best things that might have gone to make up a loan exhibit, have been sent to St. Louis to be hung at the Exposition. The exhibits have all been largely viewed and being placed in the Public Librae where they could be seen nt any hour, were accessible to the general public. The officers of this club are President, Mrs. Lewis I). Stubbs; Viee-Presi-chnt.s, Miss Elizabeth Foulke and Mrs Henry Sherman; Secretary, Miss Es ther G. "White; Treasurer, Miss Car rie K. Lesh. This column saw an amusing thing the ther day in a comic paper. A young nan and woman were sup posedly gazing at a picture in an art gallery when she said, "I wonder why they hung that picture." "Hanging was too good for it," responded her companion. "It should have been tarred and feathered." A sentiment which could be frequently echoed by many a one dragging a weary way through dreary acres of alleged, works of art. It is interesting to know that Mr. Otto Schneider, the young American drv point artist and etcher, well known in this cit3' where hi? work lias been frequently exhibited, is meet ing with great success in Ne;v York where he now lives, especially in portraits of fashionable women. "Mr. Schneider "says a contemporary, "can not be called the American Ilelleu be cause he is too original and has too much distinction of his own, a criti cism passed upon him by this col umn long since. "Schneider displays a I 11. 1 1 .,-? J? i- wuriiun aim eAiiueiauct; oj. xaucy nuv seen in the famous Frenchman's work. There is no other object of, beauty more compelling, perhaps, in the whole world than a perfectly, beauti ful woman and because this is' true the actress, Maxine Elliott, attracts great audiences. Miss Elliott, or Mrs. Goodwin, is without doubt a most beautiful and fascinating creature and a clever actress in her way but when that is said, all's said. She lacks fire, depth, virility and also, a certain imagination, and would not be regarded with any degree' of seri ousness if it were not for. her .wonder ful 'physical charm. It has been said that she is -the better actress of the two beautiful sisters, Gertrude and Maxine Elliott, but a large number of people cannot agree to this after see ing the former in "The Light That Failed," and "Hamlet" the two plays in which she has appeared in this country during the past season with that superlative actor, Forbes Robertson, who is also her husband. She shcws herself, especially .in the difficult role of Ophelia, possessed of surprising strength, and as she is rati eli younger than her perhaps more lxf'ufttiful sister, Maxine, she bids fair to become a greater exponent of the dramatic art than the latter. In a private letter to a resident of Indiana received this week, Mr. Rob ertson gives an interesting piece of information to the effect that he has been invited to present "Hamlet" at Harvard earljr in April on their "Elizabethan stage" as he terms it. This is a compliment to Mr. Robert son's scholarly interpretation of the "melancholy Dane" and will be a most felicitous occasion in every way. Mr. Robertson is having everything his own way in New York both with jthe publicand the critics and is the lion of the hour. Many people have expressed the ar- jdent hone that the trees on the side walk surrounding the projected Fed eral Building, will all be permitted to remain in place as they will add to the decorative aspect of the corner and will in no wise shut off any view of the structure. It is said that it is the intention of the authorities to permit these trees to remain and it is devoutly to be hoped that this is true. This column has several times call ed attention to the prononunced ad vance in the work of Mr. Nordyke, one of the best known of Richmond's landseapists, especially mentioning several pictures painted the past au tumn and winter and on view in Mor ris's window at different times, namely a log cabin in a cornfield and two winter scenes, the former being one of the most delightful canvases both as to color, atmosphere and pic torial quality in general that Mr. Nordyke has produced. Mr. Nordyke is at his best in depicting snow, his two small canvases above referred to bits of woodland in the middle of winter-being delightfully treated. Mr. Nordyke has recently received a letter from , an artist friend in Cali fornia speaking in a very complimen tary fashion about his two mYfm-P5 reproduced in the Art Interchange I for October, iu the article by the writer' devoted to the Richmond Group. This letter describes' inter estingly this artist's visit to a book shop for an artist's materials before going out sketching and of idly turn ing over the pages of this magazine and suddenly coming upon the repro duction of the pictures by his old friends, and further of the impulse it gave him to go out and paint like mad. The article inthe Art Inter change has given the Richmond Group a wide spread public. Tomorrow," Saturday the 2Gth, the twenty-eighth annual exhibition of the Society of American Artists opens in the Fine Arts Building, New York, this being one of the great annual picture shows in the metropolis and looked upon as one of the most im portant events during the art season. It will continue until May 1st. The annual exhibition of the American Water Color Society also opens short ly in New York as announced in this column several weeks ago. "Some years since several artists in New York " seceded "- altlio' it is vague as to exactly what they "se ceded" from and have since given annual exhibitions of their own pic tures. They call themselves "Ten American Artists" or "The Ten," and their present exhibit will contin ue in the Durand-Ruel Galleries until April 2nd. The display consists of thirty canvases. The' writer once read a rather funny little story about the great singer, Van Dyke, of the Metropolitan Company that season, who Avas heard to murmur as he is sued forth from an exhibition of pic tures by "The Ten" "imbecile ! im becile!" Presumably referring to the pictures.,? This can readily be believed when it is known that Childe Hassam is one of "The Ten," for while he has done notable work he has also turned out wizzy looking things which mas queraded under the name of "pic tures." Worse than some of the weird, mysterious daubs once seen here by Wendt, of Chicago. They say however, that Wendt, is really a won derful technician. He thought, how ever that Richmond was down in the country and just sent any old canvas. This. was a mistake. Because we reek with culture. People in the country now adays are far more sophisticated 'that the provincial denizens of the crowd ed commercial marts,, and sometimes even suffer from ' angwee. " Mr. Herrman, the art dealer of In dianapolis, is exhibiting some of the work of Mr. Girardin and Mr. $undy, including about thirty oils by Mr. Girardin and twenty-one water colors and several oils by Mr. Bundy. Mr. Bundy will send several water colors to be shown at the annual exhi bition of water colors to be held at the Art Institute in Chicago in April. Mr. Bundy has also reconsidered his de cision not to send any pictures for entry to the fine arts department at St. Louis and has forwarded two pic tures to be passed upon by the jury, sd that Messrs. Bundy, Girardin and Conner will be represented in that de partment as well as in the Indiana building. This column is in receipt of circu lars setting forth the details of Mr. Chase's summer class in England, which is to be limited to forty. Mr. Chase last summer took a class to Holland, and, with such success that many more than can be accepted will probably be applicants. The Railroad Mort's News From the, Dry GdocIs Section ?" Vi'.. 0 Special Easter O f f e r in gs For the Ladies OUR NEW YORK CONNECTION Continuay keeps us supplied with everything new and st lish in all lines. -We are one of a mighty chaia of eighty-four stores and consequently reap the ben efits of buyers who are experts in their line. The very lowest of low prices are also always prevalent A SILK GINGHAM SPECIAL Our New York: buyer seut a case of extra fine Mercerized Silk Ginghams, in all the newest colors and patterns, ic ir They woud regular.y s:ll at 25c. Tomorrow we say ' Y Complete Line Embroideries and Insertlngs Nothing that is good and cheao nd pretty has been omitted from our new stock of Embroideries and Insertings. All sorts nd widths of Cambric, Nainsoak and Dainty Swiss Embroi deries Pre here ia pleasing varietier. 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All colors and black and white, $1.00 pair. See our special $1.00 Gloves at SSc. We give Trading atamps Open till Ten 4 Saturday Night. I TH E R Al LRO AD STOR E I 0 LITERARY BOTES The increased pages in "The Read er" for April add to its usual attrac 'tiveness and interest. As referred t in the Palladium when noticing the March issue of this" masrazine, this publication has now been transferred from New York to Indianapolis where i it is put out under the direct auspi ces of its new publishers, the Bobbs Merrill Company. The April issue presents ; an unusually attractiveta ble of contents, including 'Without Prejudice ' ' by I. Zangwill, this bud-g-et from the famous English writer to be one of the future features of the magazine. This department of lit erary gossip has been removed to the back of the magazine, and tlie new serial by that popular writer Harold Mc-Grath, which is begun in this num ber given the leading place. 'J here are some racy short stories, the usual book reviews, some excellent poetry and a variety of readable matter of one sort and another, all of weic-h goes to make up one of tl.e best issues ever 'put out. Such well known names as Madison Caweiu, Carolyn Wells, Josiah Flint, Richard Burton and Herman Knickerbocker Viele are on the list of contributors this month in addition to the names above men tioned and the editors should con gratulate themselves upon the suc cessful appearance of the April num ber. On the cover appears one oE the series of author's portraits nade by John Cecil Clay, this being of Joel Chandler Harris. One of the literary sensations of the hour is the novel published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company by a new writer, Miss Elizabeth Miller, a young woman resident in Indianapolis the novel having for its setting a time long before the time of Christ. Says a critic reviewing The Yoke in The Chicago Examiner :.,'.'Qne wishes that the author had been a little more of an Egyptologist, for she is wildly in accurate on historical questions." I Of course a critic of sufficient standing and intelligence to command the columns of The Chicago Exami ner could not be wildly inaccurate on historical, questions. In this particu lar instance however, the critic hap ; pens to be at variance with Prof. G. S. Goodspeed of the University of I Chicago, Dr. W. C. Winslow, editor iof The American Antiquarian, and iDr. C. H. S. Davis, editor of Biblia, the leading Egyptologist of the coun try, who have all testified to the min ute and absolute historical fidelity of The Yoke. Where a wealth of archaeological .material was utilized, it was natural for the publishers to suspect the ex istence of errors in the manuscript. Accordingly they instituted a care ful investigation, with the result that not a single point was found in con flict with historic fact. The following interesting notice is clipped from The New York Times: "W. D. Foulke is preparing his "Slav or Saxon," which first ap peared in 1SS7, for the press in a new edition which G. P. Putnam's Sons will issue. The book will be brought up to date, and in the new chapters the author wil betray no little satis faction in pointing out that history has confirmed the predictions he made in the first edition of his book con cerning the international and expan sion policy of Russia. Mr. Foulke will be remembered as the author of articles on history and other sub jects that have appeared in the mag- azines from time to time. He is'..., president of the American Woman's Suffrage Association and a member of other societies." n-";v In the Saturday "Evening. Post for March 26th under the title of "The Case of Santo Domingo," appears an eloquent and striking dissertation from the pen of Mr. William Bayard Hale, formerly of this city. Mr. Hale is a well known writer, articles and stories by him having appeared in many of the leading publications of this country. Inflammatory Rheumatism Cured. William Shaffere, a brakeman of Dennison, Ohio, was confined to his bed for several weeks with inflamma tory rheumatism. "I used many rem edies," he says. "Finally I sent to McCaw's drug store for a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm, at which time I was unable to use hand or foot, and in one week's time was able to go to work as happy as a clam." For sale by A. G. Luken & Co., and W. H. Sudhoff, corner fifth and Main. The Schneider Carriage company cordially invites all persons interested in fine road vehicles to visit theware rooms, 47 north eighth street. 23-4t 3 9 The Board of turectorsof the Louisiana Purchase .Souvenir Coin Companv will set fl&lde an appropriation of which will be presented, In Its entirety, to the person who sends us a correct esti mate of the EXACT number of paid ad missions to the Louisiana Purchase Ex position, which opens nt St. Louis April ;th, and closes December 1st l'.nn. Bhould no one succeed in estimating the exact number, the inonev will be presented to the one who sends us the nearest correct estimate. This Golden opportunity to secure a magnificent for tune costs NOTHING. Our object in making this unprecedented offer is to advertise and promote the sale of our Houvenlr Coins of Admission to the Wl fg jn gold MMk I World's Fair. 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