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THE "WASHra-GTOtf TIMES, STJyPAY, APBIL 29, 1894.
The Best, Most Complete and Most Reliable Book of the Soldier in Our Civil War ever Published5
Scenes and Portraits of the GIVILv WAR
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1. Abraham Lincoln.
2. The Sixth Regiment Volunteers leaving Jer
sey Depot to defend Washington, D. C, April,
3. The SeTonth Regiment, New YorK Si M.,
passing down Cortlandt street, on their way to
Pennsylvania Depot, en route for Washington,
The diamond anniversary of American Odd
Fellowship was celebrated on Thursday last by
an Imposing street parade In the afternoon and
a magnificent ball in the evening. The weather
was favorable and the arrangements were com
plete, for which the committee deserves special
credit. The general programme as carried out
consisted of the pageant In the afternoon, exer
cises in Convention hall, and the ball In the
evening. Immense crowds of people lined tho
streets over which the parade passed, and
evinced much interest in the lino display that
The lino of march was formed at the Peaco
monument and at 2.30 p. in., proceeded along
Pennsylvania avenue to the White House, and
passed through the White House grounds, where
It was reviewed by President Cleveland. Grand
Marshal T. J. Jones, who was in charge of tho
parade, stood by tho President with uncovered
head as the procession passed, and pointed out
to his Excellency tho various persons and points
of interest. Tho column was arrangei in four
divisions, under the escort of the Washington
Light Infantry corps and cantons. The marshal
of the first division was Dr. Edgar A. Brooks;
of tho second, Charles E. Tribby; of the third,
T. Edward Clark, and of the fourth, John L
Brown, Several of toe lodges appeared in uni
form cap, and other members of the Order
woro dark clothes, gloves, and so on, and taking
all together, the order presented a very credit
able appearance. Several bands of music and
drum corps enlivened tho Interest of tho occa
sion. A very conspicuous and unique feature was
the beautiful float emblematic of tho order,
devised by tho BundIe of Sticks of Union
Lodge, No. 11, which attracted universal atten
tion. As tho column approached Convention
hall open order followed, and tho membership
passing by tho Light Infantry, who gave them
tho appropriate military salute, filed into the
Immense building, where the following pro
gramme was carried out;
Overture u. S. Marino Band
Remarks Chairman J. IL Wood
Grand chorus, "America" ,
Chorus and audience with U. & Marino Band
Prayer Thomas Chalmers Easton, 1). D.
6oIo,"The Holy City;" Adams
Miss Dorothea Byrde Rogers
Oration lion. John Martin
Chorus, "Ho Watching Over Israel"( Elijah);
Address Hon. C. IL Mansur
Miss Dorothea Byrdo Rogers
Chorus, "The Heavens Are Tolling," (Crea
tion); Haydn 6 Choir
Tho exercises were concluded with the cntiro
audience rising and singing the closing odo of
the order and the benediction pronounced by
Rev. Dr. Easton. Tho addresses of Senator Mar
tin and Hon. C. H. Mansur were listened to with
marked attention as they portrayed in eloquent
language the blessings and benefits of tho or
ganization, and traced its career from Its hum
ble origin with Father Ildey and his four asso
ciates, in the city of Baltimore In April, 1319,
along the seventy-live years of Its existence, and
recountel the great good it had wrought during
the three-quarters of a century In ameliorating
the condition of mankind. The solos rendorod
toy Miss Dorothea Byrde Rogers were received
with outbursts of enthusiasm, and the talented
lady was repeatedly encored. Seldom has a
xnoro favorable Impression been made in this
community than that caused by her excellent
renditions on this occasion.
The chorus, "He Watching Over Israel," from
Mendelssohn, and "Tho Heavens Are Telling"
(Creation), from Harden, rendered by the select
choir under the direction of Prof. John A. Boeder,
with Miss Grace Fox and Mrs. J. L, Shedd, ac
companists, contributed in no small degree to
the effectiveness of the programme. In tho
evening there was a grand receptiouwhlch was
In charge of the following committee: Grand
Master J.H.Wood, W. 1 Allan. T. J. Jones, E.
T. Pettengill, K. A. McLean, E. F. Trleber, J. B.
Ward, J. 8 Jones, C. W. Leannarda, W. T. Jones,
W. M. Walles, W. IL Klopfer, J. W. Watson, and
tho following Rebekah degree members: Mrs.
O. Burroughs, Mrs. b. M. Sanderson, Miss A. M.
Duvnli, Mrs. V. Kessler, Mrs. M. L Nicholson,
Miss N. K Pearson, Miss E. V. Sparo, Mrs. Van
Horn, Mrs a R. Schutt, Mrs. E. IL Uarner, Miss
Aunlo Ilklns, and Miss A. M. Lomax.
At the close of the reception there was danc
ing, tn charge of the following committee: Floor
director W. E. Clapp, Thomas J. Jones, D. Wolff,
C. W. Leannarda, J. J. Cherry, IL a Given, L.
Boody, W. D. Coleman. A, B. Clark, W. F.
Gudo, J. t Brown, a H. Gladden, W. P. Pixley,
V. II. Klopfer, Charles Campbell, William Mus
ter, Dr. a Morrison, C F. Trotter, A. Frey. J. C.
Wilson, JWilliam Berger, W. E. Blocker, W. N.
Usher, A. J. Schlppert, J. H. Van Houten, W.
Qulnn, IL F. Crist, a E. Bartlett, J. H. Halford,
b. Cottrpll. Jr., Charles MuUen, E. E. Barton, It.
K faleo, J. W. Watson, IL FuUcerson, W. IL
Schlosser, and R. F," Wales. Convention Hall
was handsomely decorated for the occasion, un
der tho direction of Past Grand John B. Ward.
Brother IL C. Given was in charge of tho ar
rangements for the music.
Tae Imaaezuo ball was filled vith an array of '
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4. Tho German Regiment, Stubbs Volunteers,
CoL John E. Benillx commanding, receiving tho
American flag In front of the City Ilall, New
5. Troops drilling In tho grounds on the north
side of tho Capitol, Washington, D. C.
6. Lieut Gen. Winflold Scott
gallant men and handsome women, many of
whom tripped the proverbial "light fantastic toe"
to their heart's delight under tho inspiration of
the music furnished by tho Marine Band orches
tra. The entire programme from beginning to
end was not disturbed by any break or inter
ference or mishap. Everybody seemed pleaded,
and tho Seventy-fifth anniversary celebration
of American Odd Fellowship in tho District of
Columbia was concluded with credit to tho order
and gratification to its many friends.
The nestor of tho order In the District of
Columbia is Colon I James A. Tait, who Is tho
oldest initiated Odd Fellow in this Jurisdiction,
having Joined Washington Lodge, o C, Decem
ber J), ltJ, nearly blxty years ago, of which lodge
he Is still nn active member. Tho lodge at that
time met in a room over Walker & Kemblo's
stable, on O street, where Havenner's bakery
now is, and afterward a room in tho City Hall
was occupied, from whence it went to Seventh
street hall. Its present location. Brother Tait
has acquired distinction not only in the order,
but he also did active service for his country dur
ing the recent war and participated In several of
its Imjtortant battles. Previous to the late
Btruggle he commanded threo companies of the
old national guard. For a long time he
was a clerk in the Quartermaster General's
oflice, where ho remained until appointed magis
trate and notary public, which position he has
held for a number of years. His Ill-health pre
sented his participating In the celebration of
Among tho veteran Odd Fellows In tho Dis
trict of Columbia is P. G. M. Daniel, who has
been a member of the order some flfty-iour
years. Ho is still an active member of "old"
Central Lodge, No. 1, In which ho takes an
active interest, and Is held In high esteem, not
only by the brethren of that lodge, but tho gen
eral fraternity. Ho Is the popular and well
known music teacher In the public schools, and
w as greoted by mauy of his pupils along tho line
hen tho biography of Grand Marshal Thomas
J. Jones comes to be written there will bo re
counted with distinction tho fact that he stood
side by side with tho twenty-fourth President of
tho United States at tho White House and re
viewed tho passing procession commemorating
tho seventy-fltth anniversary of American Odd
Quito a feature of tho parade was tho largo
number of carriages which contained the officers
and past officers of ths grand lodge, grand en
campment and some of the veteran members
who were unable to march in tho procession on
the seventy-flf th anniversary of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Grand Representative D. IE. Stansbury, of Vir
ginia, was one of tho well-known figures In the
lino of parade, and was also present at the after
Hon. James A. D. Richards, of Ohio, was an oc
cupant of the carriages, and was an attcnttvo
and interested observer of tho proceedings of
While some of tho lodges did not appear In the
parado as an organization, their members were
largely diffused among tho other lodges.
It Is needless to say that throughout the entire
day and evening tho members of tho fraternity
deported themselv es in a manner which elicited
The radiant smiles which beamed from the
genial countenance of Grand Marshal Thomas J.
Jones as he stood In close Juxtaposition to tho
President of tho United States as he reviewed
tho passing pageant betokened the fact that
after all there are some compensating periods in
the history of tho order for services rendered.
Grand Conductor J. K. Davison filled tho oflice
of grand marshal of the grand lodge pro tem
pt re on Thursday.
Tho anniversary commemmorating the seventy
fifth year nfmerican Odd Fellowship was duly
celebrated throughout tho length and breadth
of the land on Thursday last In a manner ap
propriately befitting this grand historic event
In tho city of Baltimore, "the cradlo of Odd Fel
lowship," there was a splendid parade of the
order and the military, and among tho speakers
of the day was Hon. James G. Maguire, grand
representative from California.
A compiled statement of the Important seventy-fifth
anniversary proceedings throughout
the country would form an Interesting compen
dium. The following visitations will occur during the
coming week: Ruth (Rebekah degree) Lodge,
No. 2, on Tuesday evening, .May 1; Mount Pleas
ant Lodge, No. 23, Wednesday evening. May 2,
both in the Seventh street hall; Covenant Lodge,
No. 13, Thursday evening, May 3, West Washing
ton. Visitations will occur next weok as follows:
Langdon Lodge.No, SO, Tuesday, May 8, at Lang
don; Oriental Lodge, No. 19. Thursday, May 10,
Seventh street hail; Mechanics' LodgeNo. IS,
Friday evening, May 11, "Our hall," West Wash
ington. The committee in charge of the arrangements
for the anniversary Is entitled to duo credit for
the complete arrangements on Thursday last
It Is due the editor of tho column to state that
the full account of the grand lodge visitation to
Central Lodge, No. 1, was not an omission on
his part, but was crowded out at the publication
office by reason of want of space,
Fred. D. Stuart encampment was visited by
til officers of the grand encampment on Wed
Pictures that hold
I Contains the Following Full and Double Page Illustrations:
7. CoL Ephratm E. Ellsworth.
S. The murder of Col. Ellsworth at the Mar
shall House, Alexandria, Va,
9. Fort faumter, Charleston Harbor, S. C, 1S61-
10. Castle Finckney, Charleston Harbor, S. C
11. Lieut Tompkins at the head of B Company,
nesday evening last. Thoro was a good attend
ance, and an Interesting programme carried out.
Past Grand IL S. Harrell. of Metropolis Lodge,
No. 10, who was recently indisposed, has resumed
his usual duties.
The question Is asked by not a few whether
the piauo which was removed from the encamp
ment room to the auditorium of tho Seventh
street hall Is to remain where It now ia Re
spectfully referred to the trustees L O. O. F.
Hall, Soventh street northwest.
There will bo an open meeting of Martha
Washington (Kebeknh degree) Lodge, No. 3, on
the occasion of the grand lodge visitation.
Brother Philip K. Schroeter, of Apollo Lodge,
No. 290, of Philadelphia, was in the city during
the past week.
Ifsomo enterprising member of each lodge
and encampment would advise Past Grand
Master Crawshaw (rooms 42 and 43 McOIU build
ing, W8-914 G street northwest) of occurring
events of interest it will be promptly dissemi
nated through this column. Give the facts in
brief and he will look after the rest.
On Monday evening last Beacon Lodge, No. 15,
was visited by the officers of the grand lodge In
their lodge room. The lodge convened at 7
o'clock, and at 7.30 the grand lodge officers en
tered aud were received with tho customary
honors of the order. Noble Grand McBride made
a neat address of welcome, to which Grand Mas
ter Wood appropriately resjonded. At about 8
o'clock, escorted oy Beacon Lodge and a large
number of visitors, they proceeded to the en
campment room, where a large assemblage had
already gathered In anticipation of their coming.
Fast Grand Master Crawshaw, chairman of the
committee of arrangements (consisting of him
self. Past Grand Frank Ivey Wood and Brother
Phil Frlediauder) took charge of the meeting
and extended a cordial welcome to the grand
master, to which that officer replied. The fol
low ingprogrammo was then carried out: Soug,
Miss Oradwnld, "The Gilf I left Behind .Me," sup
plemented by a parody; recitation by Miss Alice
Strauss; Instrumental selection by the Mount
Vernon quartette, consisting of Mr. Lawrence
and others. Miss Parkson accompanist; recita
tion byM. F. O'Donoghue; soprano solo, Miss
Lowdermilk; violin solo, Mrs. Lawrence; imita
tions of different actors, A. Stern; solo. Miss
S.cr; recitation, Leo Baumgarten address.
Grand Representative Stier; poetic effusions.
Brother Ihil Frledlander; banjo trio, the Misses
Ball and Miss Burdctte; "The Waters of the
Rappahannock," L. L. Mayer; recitation, David
Bangs; song. J. J. Fisher, Miss Parkson accom-
1anist; recitation. Miss Mitchell; solo. Miss
loucfc; humorous dialects, E. B. Hay.
The large room was filled to overflowing with
an attentive and appreciative audience, and at
the conclusion of tho exercises they repaired to
tho blue room, where Ice cream and cake were
bountifully served. The entire evening was one
of pleasure, and was In keeping with the repu
tation for which Beacon Lodge has becomo pro
verbial on these occasions.
Tho superb recitation of Miss Hclene Mitchell
at the exercises of Beacon Ixdge on Monday
evening last elicited general admiration. She is
a teacher of elocution, and demonstrated very
successfully her ability in her chosen field.
Brother E. B. Hay was In one of his happiest
moods in his unique recitations at the open
meeting on Monday evening.
Beacon Lodge, No. 15, will bo 50 years old on the
9th of September next.
Grand Rcpreseutatlvo Stier Joined the order
April 23, lbGO; consequently reached bis thirty
fourth year of membershlplast Monday evening,
a fact to which ho felicitously referred in his
address that evening.
Past Grand Charles M. Heaton, who resides In
this city. Joined the orucr forty odd years ago In
Indiana, where ho was one of its most active ex
ponents. He has been quite feeble of late, and
will be removed to Takoma Park this week in
the hope of bettering his health. He Is tn tho
HUthyearof his age, and It is hoped the change
may provo to be highly bencfldaL
Several lodge items are crowded out of this
Issue by the unusual amount of space given to
the seventy-fifth anniversary proceedings.
At the meeting of Metropolis Lodge, No. 16,
held on Friday evening, April 27, the third de
gree was conferred on nine candidates, and two
applications were received. The following visi
tors were present from other Jurisdictions: P. G.
Gred. Weiderman and S W. Glassford, Schiller
Lodge, No. 71, Atlanta, Ga ; P. G. illlam C. John
son, Mechanics' Lodge, No US, Jersey City, N. J.: P.
G. John L Crompton, Lincoln Lodge, No. 126, Jer
sey City, N. J ; P. G. Edward Grocschell, Mozart
Lodge, No. 172, Jersey City, N. J.; P. G. G. H.
Stevenson. Schagatca Lodge. No, 5J0, New York
city. At the meeting next Friday evening the
Initiatory degree will be conferred on twelve
candidates. The boom in Metropolis Lodge con
tinues and the interest accordingly increases.
The anniversary committee will meet In the
blue room. Seventh street hall, on Wednesday
Friendship Lodge, No. 15, conferred tho first,
second, and third degrees at a special meeting
Salem Lodge, No. 22, had eighty-four members
In line of parade Thursday, the largest number
of any single organization.
In the parade of Thursday, Harmony, Union,
and Salem lodges hired a band jointly, and
Friendship, Covenant, and Mechanics, together
had the Mount Pleasant drain corps. Canton
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U. S. Dragoons, charging Into the town of Fair
fax Court House In the face of 1,M0 Confederate
troops, June 1, 186L
13. Camp Corcoran on Arlington Heights, Va.,
near Washington the Sixty-ninth Regiment,
Now York S. JL, digging trenches and erecting
Potomac had Its well-known drum corps, and
the goneral committee had hired the Marine
band and that of the Fourth Artillery band es
pecially for the occasion.
Brookland Lodge, No. 2?, will confer the Initia
tory degree on Jlonday evening. May 8.
Brother George Stevenson, of New York state,
who has been visiting his son In Anacostla, Rer.
H. T. Stevenson, visited several of the lodges in
this Jurisdiction tho past week.
Central Lodge, No. 1, expects to confer the in
itiatory degree next Friday evening.
Golden Kule, No. 21, conferred the third degree
at its last meeting, aud It is said to have been
done In a very linpresslv e manner.
Fred. D. Stuart encampment conferred the
royal purple degreo at its last meeting and ex
pects to work the patriarchal degree at Its next
Eastern Lodge conferred the first degree on
Friday evening, and will likely have the second
Salem Lodge, No. 22, conferred the first degree
last night, and will havo the second degree at its
next meeting, Thursday evening nexL
Rer. HughT. Stevenson, pastor of the Baptist
church at Anacostla, preached a very able ser
mon to Salem Lodge, No 22, on Sunday evening
last, on which occasion eighty members of the
lodge turned out in a body. The grand lodge
officers were also present aud members of sev
eral other lodges in the Jurisdiction.
The flags, bannors, and guidons in the proces
slon made a fine appearance.
We regret to state that the condition of Bro.
Washington Danenhower, who has been confined
to his residence for a long time, is less favorable,
behaving bocome more feeble than heretofore.
Tho Initiatory degreo will be put on at Federal
City Lodgo Wednesday night
Federal City Lodge have Just completed the
decorations in their hall, and have now one of
tho prettiest rooms In the District
Equity Conrr.No. 1, Justico Cox Crutchfield
vs. Crutchflcld; testimony before W. Herbert
Smith ordered taken. Aufrecht vs. Aufrecht;
testimony before Robert J. Murray ordered
Eqcitt Court, No. 2. Justice nagner Simp
son vs. Chew; sale finally ratified and reference
to auditor. Hackman vs. Hack man; time for
taking testimony extended. Fitzmorris vs Fitz
xnorris ot al ; William B. Todd appoint
guardian ad litem. Lehigh Valley Coal Company
vs. French et aL; decree overruling demurrer and
Circuit Court, No 1, Justico Bradley M. V.
Pollard vs. W. C. P. Breckinridge; amount of ap
peal bond fixed at' 9100; time extended thirty
days from date tocttle bills of exception;(motion
for new trial ov erruled aud Judgment on verdict.
J. Van Riswlck vs. W. Wheeler; demurrer to
pleas overruled and ten days to plead. W. S.
exreL Gaddis vs. J. G. Carlisle, petition tor man
damus; motion to quash return overruled and
petition dismissed; appeal by relator
Circuit Court, No. 2, Chief Justice Bingham
Simpson Press Brick Company vs. New National
Brick Company: judgment behalf defendant in
amount specified in affidavit George W. Bagg
vs. Patrick O'Ferrell; demurrer overruled, with
leave to defendant of ten days to plead. Polo
vs. McCully; goes over to Saturday, May 5, 1S9L
W heat v s. Morris; goes over to Monday, April 30,
1S9L Lawrence vs. Barker, on motion to discon
tinue; submitted by defendant's attorney.
Smith vs. Jones, on motion to quash; argued and
submitted. Parkey vs. Daniels; referred to Jus
tice Bradley. Brown va Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Company; on defendant's motion for
leave to file plea of release: overruled.
Criminal Court, No. 2, Justice Cole United
States vs. Fred. C. A ins worth, manslaughter;
withdraws plea not guilty and files demurrer to
indictment United states vs. Charles A. Walter,
conspiracy; personal recognizance $105 taken;
sentence suspended during good behavior.
United States vs. Frederick Uoff, housebreaking;
sentence, Reform schooL
To the Editor of Tiie Times:
In April, 1893, the banks of the United States,
backed by the metropolitan press, threatened
to "give tho country a taste of hard times" in
order to coerce and intimidate Congress Into re
pealing the Sherman act (See New York pa
pers of the last week in ApriL 1SS3.) This con
spiracy and threat was applauded by the Wash
ington newspapers, (for proof of which see files
containing editorials In favor of the Wilson blU.)
Coxey now threatens to give the country a
"taste of good limes," and his threat is ridiculed
by every paper that encouraged the threat to
"to give the country a taste of hard times."
Against the threat of 1893 I set the threat of
1894, and believe that the people and the future
historian will concede that the threat of 94 Is far
more respectable and patriotic than the threat
of '93. George Harold.
Massachusetts Avenue to Be Extended
The Commissioners In a communication
frith Senator Gibson yesterday asked that
immediate steps be taken to make Massa
chusetts avenue extended a public thorough
fare through the grounds of the Naval
Everybody, Especially the Gallant Veterans of Both the North
and the South.
moment A book to pore over
Jawbimta coin'we SUI
IS. Battle of Great Bethel between the Federal
troops under Gen. Fierce, and the Confederate
troops under CoL Magruder, June 1, 186L,
14. Gen. Schenck, with four companies of the
First Ohio Regiment, surprised and fired Into
The delightful series of the exhibits of the
work of local artists at V. G. Fisher's art gal
lery closed yesterday with that of K. L. Grand
Johnson, which ran successfully during the
past week. Though Mr. Johnson came last
his brush-work was by no means least In
merit or beauty.
Be possesses the happy faculty ot grouping
his animal studies in the midst ot scenery
which, without them, would possess elements
of interest to lovers of nature or urt. His
specialty is animal life, and the picture is
aouotlesa a secondary consideration with
him, but whatever he does has a touch of
trueness and an indication of ideality, a kind
ot poetic licence, that lifts his subjects into
the realm of art and beyond mere copying.
Indeed, Mr. Johnson has the artistic instinct
united to a passion for beauty that is satisfy
ing to those who do not think everything
perishable must necessarily be artistic
He catches the gleam of sunlight and the
summerish aspects of his subjects in a man
ner peculianly his own. Any one of his pic
tures in tho home would afford rest and pleas
ure to a tired mind.
"Cows in Tasture" Is a fine study of bovine
life. Tbo attitude of these placid animals
jerseys In the foreground is characteristic,
while the physiology of the cow Is true to
life. The landscape in which they are set Is
a Summer scene familiar to all.
"An Oriental Market Place" is a much
more ambitious and probably technically dif
ficult subject projected on the line in which
Alma Tadema and Weeks have hod such re
markable success. While not claiming for
it all tho painstaking finish and detail of these
great painters' works, it is still a lino com
position. The white walls in high light, tho
picturesque group of men, and camels in the
foreground, tho palm hanging over the wall
and the bit of bluest ot oriental skies form a
"Xo ember" is a rare Autumn landscape,
with a bit of water in tho foreground. The
tones are skillfully handled in this ideally
"Spring rasture" is a bit ot Spring caught
and imprisoned and forms a delightfully
ideal Spring pastoral, with apple trees in
bloom, and the sheep, which Mr. Johnson
paints so well, under tho trees.
"The Goose Girl" is a study of peasant life
that has a humorous motive, which in its por
trayal of tbo inquisitive and resentful old
gander is quite successful.
"The Old Dove Cote" and "Working in the
Wintergrcens," especially the latter, were
ery clever bits of brush work. The last plc
tuio was sold, as was also several ot the
smaller studies. Mr. Johnson exhibited
about forty pictures in all, and while as a
whol the collection was most charming, and
gives evidence of his industry and taste, all
were not equally meritorious. Fewer sub
jects well worked out tell an artist's story,
and show that ha can do quite as well, it not
better than so many pictures on view at one
Mr. Fischer deserves well for the intelligent
and appreciative enthusiasm with which he
has entered into the businoss of encouraging
these exhibits and in helping to bring the
homo talent to tbo front and into competition
with other American artists no more deserv
ing. While it has not been a good commercial
season, and the appreciators have not always
been the buyers, the Impulse toward higher
standards and to improvement has been felt
among tbo guild.
Mr. V. G. Fisher cannot extend the limits
of his gallery, as he had designed, bocause the
plan interferes with certain building regu
lations ot the District, but that does not mean
that he has abandoned the "idea" ot a more
extensive gallery, as ho expects during the
Summer to add greatly to his art store, and
on his return he will be prepared to develop
his idea on other lines, no doubt.
Hiss Jane Brigham Curtis, whose strong
pastel attracted so much attention at the late
exhibit at the Cosmos Club house, has opened
a studio at No. 190S F street northwest. Miss
Curtis is as charming a woman as she is a
good workman in art. She is at home to her
trlends In her studio on Friday afternoons.
Miss Curtis' ' 'Spaniard," the most noticeable
History of the Great Conflict.
for hours. A book to last a
Has the public had an oppor
tunity to secure such a rare
by a Confederate masked battery near Vienna,
Va., June 17,1861.
13. The Battle of Bull Run, between the Fed
eral Army, commanded by MaJ-Gen. McDowell,
and the Confederate Army under Gens. John
ston and Beauregard, on July 21, 1S61.
of her exhibited work, is a salon picture, and
shows unusual strength and skill in treatment.
She has only recently returned from a three
years' sojourn in Pans, and expects to re
main here for some time or at least until her
return to Europe, which she hopes to do
some time in the future.
The study and appreciation of pastl is not
regarded here as highly as in Europe. Hence,
she has a new field almost to herself, for
nothing on the scale of her studies has hith
erto been attempted In this vicinity.
Mr. John Henry Moser, the well-known
water colorist, is in town again, after an ab
sence of about a year, and rumor says his
portfolio is full of charming things which he
has found to paint since he was here last sea
son. He probably will exhibit them some
where before he leaves town for the Summer's
Mr. and Mrs. Parker Mann expect to leave
town for Xew York en route for Holland on
Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Mann are greatly
appreciated by tbo art colony here, and will
be much missed and delightfully welcomed
when they conclude to return.
Artist with established fame, and those
whose wings are only budding, are getting
out their summer-study trappings tho old
"Jap" umbrellas, the camp stools, and the
old portfolios ready to begin to work again,
face to face with nature, under the open sky,
or shady tree, or on the river's bank.
Nobody cares to warn them off his prem
ises, or objects to having their picturesque
Odd Items from All About.
The first aerial voyage was made September
19. 17S3, by a sheep, a cock, and a duck, to a
height of 1,500 feet. Tho first human
traveler through the air was M. Francois Pil
arto do Hozier, who mounted tho following
month in a free balloon.
Pennsylvania produces nearly 2,000,000 ton3
of iron in tho anthracite furnaces, nearlv
3.000,000 in bituminous furnaces, and 17,000
tons of charcoal iron. Over 623.000,000 tons
of anthrocito coal havo been mined in the
state, and one oilfield has yielded 150,000,000
The tambourine is a combination of the
drum and rattle. It is found represented on
Egyptian monuments 3,000 B. C.
Generally speaking, rivers flowing into the
Mississippi from the east have a slope of about
threo inches to a mile. Those from the west
have an average descent of about six inches to
Great Britain imports more stuff from and
exports mors stuff to Germany than any other
nation in tho world.
Dijon, France, has a poplar tree with a rec
ord that can bo traced to 722 A. D. It is 122
feet high and 45 feet In circumference at the
Marriage a Failure.
A Cassopolls (Mich.) young man got a
marriage Ucenso and then quarrelod with the
girl, who flounced down to the county clerk's
office and informed that official that she
hadn't tho least Intention in the world of
marrying tho fellow. A few minutes later he
came back and returned the license, saying,
nonchalantly, that he had changed his mind.
A wedding was arranged for at Leroy,
Mich., and the guests were all Invited, but
when the prospective groom went to get the
license he had to confess that the bride would
be just two days under 1G years of age on the
day fixed for the ceremony. The wedding
hod to be postponed to meet the requirements
of the code
John T. Prcssley, a wealthy widower of
Indianapolis, has been compelled three times
to secure the arrest of a widow who annoys
him with protestations of affection, and wants
to marry him in spite of himself.
Miss Tan Pelt, ot Russell, Ky., was to be
married to a Maryland young man. He didn't
appear at the hour set for the ceremony, and
evervthini? wns in confusion. Tater in the
'day she got a telegram saying that he had
aiea suaaenly on a railroad train.
William Brodewitz, aged CO, and Kosa Huge,
aged 45. applied to a Cheboygan, (Wis.)
justice to bo marred. He learned that both
were inmates ot the almshouse, and cruelly
refused to marry them.
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Pictures that bring
the sound of
to the ear!
IB. The charge of the First Iowa Regiment,
under Gen. Lyon, at the Battle of Wilson's
Creek, near Springfield, Ma, Aug. 10 1581.
IT. Passage down the Ohio River of Gen. Kef
ley's Pennsylvania Brigade (T7th, TStn and 79ta
Regiments Fenn. Volunteers) a route for the
seat of war in Kentucky.
More than a year ago Mary Anderson began
to write her memoirs, and they were about
completed when she left Dlvonne. These
memoirs, which are to be published In the
United States by the Harpers, and in Great
Britain by Osgood, Mellvano 4 Co , will be a
notable contribution to stage history and to
the literature ot the day. They tell the story
of Mary Anderson's childhood, from her
earliest recollections to her debut as an actress,
and then goes into all the important details of
herprofessional career. She speaks frequently,
toward the close, of her growing distaste of
her art, and gives her real and only reason
for abandoning it. The memoirs do not refer
to any ot the cowardly falsehoods about her
alleged unhappy married life or her reported
poverty. In a recent note to a friend in
Geneva concerning the advisability of refer
ring in the memoirs to this scandal Mr. de
Navarro wrote the following lines, which I am
permitted to use here:
"I have felt tho cruelty of these reports
deeply, not so much on my account for my
cup ot happiness Is so full of her love that I
can easily down in it any ordeal but I have
resented the ntiacLs on her, a woman, and in
her most sensitive point, her domestic life. I
have felt them because there were those who
bolieved and repeated them, forgetting so
easily the luster she had shed upon her art,
her sex, and her country."
From the same note I am permitted to
quote the f ollow'ng additional passage, which
I do in order that the friends of Mary Ander
son's girlhood in her old borne may know
something ot tho reverential light In which
she is viewed by her husband, whose charac
ter they havo heretofore so entirely misun
derstood. "Her marriage had nothing whatever to do
with her final determination to retire from
the stage, though she did take advantage of
it to leave one year sooner than she would
otherwise havo done. Careers such as hers
are missions, and had I been, or were I now,
averse to her return to the stage, I would
never give expression to it by wotd or hint.
If her happiness rested in the slightest way
upon her readoption of her profession, I
would most gladly lead her back myself. I
am glad, however, that she has left it, for the
reason that it would greatly distress me to
see her weighed down again by incessant
work, worry, and responsibility. Above all.
I believe in perfect freedom of action, of life,
and I would gladly sacrifice any feeling
(which is not of duty) to keep this In every
way perfect. Sho says she will never act
again." Ben H. Bidgely, in Southern Maga
zine. The Goblins Will Get 'Em.
A Richmond (Me.) girl was silly enough to
answer the advertisement of a young man in
a sensational weekly publication. She
thought sho had concealed her real name,
but ho found it out. On hearing that the fel
low proposed to pay her a visit tho girl tried
to get her family to send her to a convent.
Douglass Kinney, of Canton, Ohio, was ths
prize idiot of tho state. He committed suicide
just after his wife hod got a divorce, when ha
might have begun to enjoy life.
Tho grand jury at Platte City, Neb., has
Indicted several society peoplo for gambling
because they played progressive euchre.
A bad boy at Broken Bow, Neb., egged
Henry Hortsman, taking him for another man
against whom he had a grudge. Then Horst
man laid the egging to the wrong boy, and
horsewhipped tho kid he suspected. The
man apologized and paid a fine in police
A. W. Kawley. of Dundy county. Neb., was
too indolent to dress for breakfast. He spilled
a kettle of hot soup on his bare feet, and had
to go to the hospital.
Five Small World Jokes.
Coxeylsm has certainly begotten a ybtj
general transmigration of soles.
Queen Victoria will become quite well con
nected if she lives long enough.
Corbett is better fitted for the House of
Commons than the English stage.
Carl Browne wears pink collars and striped
shirts. When he is reincarnated he expects
to be a dude.
William Waldorf Astor has taken a high
place in literature. Nobody else In the
family writes as well as he does.