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WHITE HOUSE WORK.
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO REN OVATE EXECUTIVE MANSION. In a Fresh Coat of Paint Some of the Floor Coverings Are Worn Thread bare by the Ceaseless Tramp of Office Seekers. 1 HILE the President and Mrs. Cleveland were at Gray Ga bles the White House has under gone its annual summer renovation. The work that was done last summer could nearly all be classed under the head of house- cleaning. There have been some minor alterations and repairs, however, of which the most important was the cut ting of an entrance directly into the Blue room from the portico on the south front of the mansion. This is intended to be used as a private entrance for members of the cabinet and their ladies, members of the diplomatic corps and ladies who are specially invited to as sist the president and his wife at state receptions, so as to enable them to en ter the White House without being compelled to pass through the crowded front entrance and corridors, where these specially favored persons have sometimes in the past been compelled to struggle with the crowd for half an hour before being able to reach the receiving party. Early in the summer Colonel John M. Wilson, the superintendent of pub lic buildings and grounds, made a care ful examination of the entire White House to ascertain whether or not any repairs were necessary to make it safe, In view of the great crowds that con gregate in it on state occasions. He found that there were evidences of weakness in the beams which supported the main floor of the corridor running along in front of the Red, Blue and Green rooms. It is in this corridor that the greatest crush occurs at public re ceptions, as there is a constant stream of people through it on their way to the receiving party, while there is often a counter stream going toward the con servatory. The condition of the beams was such as to give considerable ground for fear that the floor might give way and pre cipitate the crowd in the corridor into the cellar. In order to guard effect ually against any such catastrophe Colonel Wilson had all the weakened beams taken out and replaced by sound ones, and had additional supports put In, so as to make the floor strong enough to safely hold all the persons who could possibly be crowded together upon it. Numerous alterations were made in the conservatory, so as to make it more commodious and better fit to accom modate some of the crowds which over flow from the parlors and the east room on state occasions. New boilers have put in for the steam heating plant, and new asphalt pavements have been put down on both driveways leading up to the front entrance to the mansion. No new furniture for any of the prin cipal rooms of the mansion has been bought during the summer, but that in two of the rooms has been freshened up by being re-upholstered. The furniture in the Blue room, in which the receiving party is always stationed, on the occa sion of state receptions and where the president usually receives foreign am bassadors and ministers when they make visits of ceremony to the White House, has been re-upholstered in blue and silver, to correspond with the dec orations of the room. The Green room, through which callers at the state re ceptions pass into the east room, after having paid their respects to the re ceiving party, has been redressed in fresh upholstering of green and gold. In the great east room the show room of the mansion there has been no change in either the furniture or the decorations. The furniture, carpets and pictures in this room have been thoroughly cleaned, as they have been all over the house, but there is nothing new, although some of the furniture is rather the worse for wear, and the carpet is beginning to look rather shabby in places, especially near the door, where it is daily trodden by hun dreds of excursionists and sightseers. This room, as well as many others in the house, was carpeted during Presi dent Harrison's administration, Mrs. Harrison giving her personal attention to the selection of the carpets, as she did to the superintendence of the elab orate decorative work which was done in the entrance corridor and some of the parlors during her husband's term of office. The official part of the house has been made thoroughly clean for the occupancy of the president and his cler ical force during the winter, but in spite of all the fresh varnish, which has been liberally applied to the wood work, it has a shabby appearance. It had been proposed to re-carpet both the cabinet room and the president's office, but Mr. Cleveland would not ap prove the expenditure of the money, and the old carpets will have to remairt although that in the office shows very sir, IT 'sit 1 Jp8 r clearly the effect of the tread of the thousands of office-seekers who have entered that room during the past two administrations with high, hopes des tined in many instances to be blasted. The apeparance of the outside of the house has been greatly improved. The new asphalt pavements, which have replaced the uneven flagstone side walks leading up to the mansion from the street, give a much more tidy ap pearance to the grounds, and the fresh coat of white paint with which the en tire outside of the building has been covered makes it glisten in the sunlight like a structure of snow. Keeping the White House white Is one of the most difficult tasks which the superintendent of buildings and grounds has to perform. It is painted every year or two, but, though Wash ington is cleaner than almost any other city in the country, and is almost free from coal smoke, the white paint soon takes on a soiled appearance, and the nooks and corners, especially about the columns of the great portico, over the main entrance are favorite resorts for insects, which adorn them with nests, webs and cocoons, in spite of all that can be done by the attaches of the house to brush them down. Occasionally a pair of sparrows begin the construction of a nest at the top of one of the col umns, but they never get much further that a beginning, for the foundations of their home are destroyed as fast as they can lay them, and they soon become dis couraged, and seek another site for their house. As the result of the labors of a corps of painters the entire outside of the house is now white as white paint can make it, and will remain fairly clean until the dust and insects of next sum mer make their annual attack upon it. It is announced that the flying mouse Is a recent discovery in the Cameroon country of Africa. It is a link between the bat and 'rue mouse. COOSE-PLUCKING IN HESTER. The Profit Is In the Sale of the Feathers of This Fowl. Passing through Hester street a few evenings ago I paused before a steep flight of steps leading down into a cel lar room beneath a tall, overcrowded tenement, says the New York Herald. The door was partly open, and through the crack I saw a peculiar fog dimly lighted up by an oil lamp that stood on a table. It was this fog that attracted my attention, for at first glance it ap peared to be smoke and I thought the place afire. That it was not aflre, how ever, I at once perceived, for the atmos phere seemed full of feathery, floating particles, and there was no odor of smoke. I determined to learn what the mysterious appearance was, however, and quietly descended the steps, pushed the door further open and looked in. A very curious spectacle greeted me. It was a small, square room, with an apartment partitioned off in the rear, into which opened a window, some six feet or more above the floor. The only furniture was the rough, pine table by the door, on which stood the lamp. There were four occupants, a man, woman, girl and boy, all Russian He brews, and scantily dressed. The woman and children were seated upon the floor, amid a mass of geese, which they were busily engaged in plucking. The man was gathering up the feath ers, and, with the assistance of a wooden box to stand upon .pushing them through a high window into the rear apartment. The atmosphere was so choked with floating particles of feathers that it was astonishing they breathed at all. They did not notice my appearance and I stood at the door for some minutes and watched them curi ously. The goose-piuckers would grasp a bird by the legs and In a surprisingly short time completely strip it of feath ers. So expert was the woman that it took less than two minutes to clean a large bird perfectly. She would throw the carcass in a corner, where scores were already heaped, and grasp an other. Goose-plucking is one of the many curious occupations of the big east side. Establishments such as this are numerous. The goose-pluckers buy the birds in wholesale lots, pluck them and sell the carcasses to niarketmen at the same figure sometimes even at slight loss under the spur of competi tion. The profit is in the sale of the feathers. There are goose-pluckers in Hester street who own tenement houses. What Those Americans Eat. Many a country hostess is racking her brains for new ideas for shooting luncheons. Oysters are in season, and would certainly tickle Lhe palate of the shooters if they were served as a friend of mine, lately returned from New York, advises. Across the herring pond, you know, oysters are always served on crushed ice and with the most delicious sauces, which we never dream of over here. A very piquant celery sauce, highly flavored with red pepper; a chopped onion, called "Mig nonette sauce," and then Tabasco sauce, which is described to me as "liquid pepper." In America they send to table, at the beginning of dinner, delicate little sticks of celery, two inches or so in length, very crisp, served on ice; and the diners eat their celery as they go on, from dish to dish, just as we eat bread. Very delicious and appetizing, too. Whom He Wrote Ills Willi Strange tilings happen in Florida. A recent instance is reported by the Times-Union of Jacksonville. One of the queer documents in the office of the county judge is a will written on a piece of unpainted plank five feet long and one foot wide. The plank was sawed out of the house of Mrs. Arnold, who lives just outside the city. The plank was a part of the wall. On a bed beside it lay a sick man, John M. O'Brien, whom Mrs. Arnold had be friended. Before he died he wrote on the plank in pencil these words: "Mrs. Arnold, God bless her, shall have all I leave." He left $500. The will is an unhandy document to file but it serves iti maker's purpose. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. 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