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THE WASEOTOTOl TOM03SS- gte'D'ATF? EBKVAR 3, 1895.
The Growth of Washington as an Esthetic
Center-Some Members of "The Golony,"
WORK IN THE
T here are Local Workers Who Have Made Themselves Prominent in This
Country and Across the Ocean Out-of-the-way Nooks Near Washington
Which Have Been Sought and Successfully Reproduced The Corcoran
Gallery and School as Incentives to Artists of the National Qapltal The
Art League and Its Members Exhibits Fast and to Come The Barblzon
School Fine Private Collections Do Much to Foster the Art Spirit.
What is generally known ns "the art
colony" is not so largo in Ibis city ns in Now
York, for instance; but neither in tho
metropolis nor in any other American city,
for that matter, is there a more devoted, sin
cercr or harder working Bet of artists than in
Seeral who have been absent during the
Bummer month, bae returned with portfolios
packed with picture .sketches that will np.oenr
in tho several Unglo or collective exhibitions
already planned for the near future.
Sir. Tarker Mann, who isndevoteo at tho
shrine of beauty, which Iio has a pense for
discovering in tho most unexpected plnces,
made Holland his summer studio; Messrs.
Max YTcyl. E. C. Messcr, E. Ifc Miller, and S.
Jerome Ubl found as pnintable scenery in the
Sheuandoah Valley of Virginia as thej- ov er
found anyw here; Mr. Viole mado France, alt
out of doors, his field or point of view. Mis 5
Perrio joined Wiiliam Chase's summer
school, and Miss Curtis spent tho greater
pnrt ol the summer at Import, N J., going
from there to East GJouce-ter. where she
spent ton days, the remainder of her holiday
being passed at Par Bocknway, Long Island.
Mr. Mann's summer studies will bo seen
nn'y in the annual exhibit of tho Society of
During the cummer, besides sketching the
JAKE BRIDOnAM CDBTIS,
the enchanting scenery of East Gloucester,
Mis Curtis painted two portraits in oil. one
of nr brother, and that still more difficult
subject one of herself.
Miss Perrie has gone to New York to enjoy
tho privileges of tho Art League which she
won la6t sgring in ho Iif -class contest.
All this activity an J life in the art circle is
a most pleasing" contrast to what the guild
enjoyed a dozen or so years ago, when every
thing pertaining to art was uuorganizod.
What has brought about this change?
Several things. Thero were somo sincere
souls 10 begin with, who recognized the pos
sibilities of Washington sometime Lccoming
a great art center, at least for workers, if not
in a commercial sense. It has every natural
But the strongest impulse to tho onward
e. n. aiiEixn.
movemont began with tho opening of the
Corcoran Art Gallery, twenty odd years ago.
That was an event of the greatest import
ance to those with any artistic aspirations,
Bincn it gave them an "opportunity to study
tome good pictures, and to draw from antique
Tho Corcoran Gallery has recently been
enriched by the loan of several notablo pic
ture. G. P. Watts' gift to the Government
or his celebrated painting, "Love and Life."
which attracted so much attention and criti
cism pro and con at the Columbian Exposi
tion, bow hangs in a conspicuous position in
tho main ha!I.
Joseph Jefferson has presented the gallery
with one of his own charming paintings,
"Forest and Stream," which MnxAVo! says
is exceedingly interestini and well dono.
Beside it hangs a genuine Eembrandt por
trait owned by Mr. Jolnrson. but which he,
with characteristic feeling of its valuo as an
r. r. AXDItEWS.
Jduontor, has placed on exhibition. It Is the
portrait of a beauti ul woman, "Fetronella,
iVifoof Burgomaster Cardon. The clear,
llfe-liko, liquid expression of tho dark eyes
tlono would proclaim it the work of a
The Corcoran School of Art afforded free
Suition to those who desired to avail tbcm
lelves of its privileges, and some or the best
talent of the younger set in the city, artistl-
fjjiifiH! fri,;f f
cally, was brought out under tho training of
Pror. Andrews and Miss Mlnnegerode in this
school. Out of this something o!so was born
that kept tho impulse moving.
Eleven jears ago tho Art League was or
ganized, find -soon began to run n tilt of ri
valry with tho Corcoran School, a rivalry
which did both organizations good, putting
them on their mettlo to makn a record.
Later, the Society of Washington Artists
gathered tho scattered workers socially, and
bound them together by tho tics of kindred
This society has given four annual ox-
e. a messed.
hibits, each ono bettor than its predecessor;
and thorecolvln? or hnnglng committee havo
accoi ted woman's "work on its merits, and
havn given their sifters as good a place on
the line as tbey hae reserved for themselves.
Tho Cosmos clubhouse wns tho sceno of tho
first and last exhibit of the Society of Ameri
can Artists while the two-between weroghen
In Messrs. Woodward it Lothrop's art de
partment, which they with r.iro public spirit
tendered as a courtesy to tho guild.
Be-ldes theso exhibits John Henry Moscr
led off several years ago with a privato
water color exhibit at Fischer's art rooms on
riUeenth street, which was followed up by
a pastel and black-and-white exhibit at tho
same plneo by Messrs. E. C. Mosser, Parker
Mann, R.-N. Brooke, and E II. Miller.
Messrs. Max Weyl and E. O. Messer each
had a Separate exhibit at Fischer's ga lery in
the spring, and.so dlaMr. Baymond Sawyer.
3IRS. r. 3. risiiEn.
Each ono of these exhibits in rotation showed
'an advancoiu the work of the exhibitors,
which fraternity and emulation had no doubt
inspired. No "matter how fine tho man's
"stylo,' when working alone, it lacked tho
stimulus pt competition and generou3 rivalry
to bring out tho best thero is.
So mu di for the past.
The outlook for tho future in tho line of art
'in Washington is full of encouraging signs.
Both tho Corcoran School and tboArt League
begin to show results by graduating pupils
who do them credit.
Thero is Miss Minncgerode. now a teacher
in the Corcoran School, onca its pupil, ana
Miss Juliet Thompson, n gold medal scholir
Two such talented joung women are the best
possible recommendation of tho school and
Mu-s Thompson received" her wholo art
training in the Corcoran School, of which
Mrs. E. r. Andrews was nnd is tho head.
She paints in oil and water color, but patPl
or crayon is her forte. She has just com
pleted un order which a veteran would con
sider it an honor to receive. It was for tho
drawing of the hends of tho thirty governors
of tho Metropolitan Club. They are as clear
cut and clean as a lino engraving, and stand
out strong and line, all pieces of finished
The Art League can point to Mr. Biobart
Nichols nnd Miss Bertha E. Perrio with somo
degree or prido as to what it can produce.
Miss Perrio works in water colors, painting
most charming marines, and Mr. Nichols
paints exquisite landscapes. "After tho
Bain," exhibited at the Cosmos ciubhouse
last spring, is a good specimen of what ho
can do in oil.
When the now Corcorcan gallery is com
pleted, and tho different departments put un
der separato masters, as good instruction
will beavailablo hero as in New York or, pos
sibly, anywhere else.
Tho addition" of Mr. Bobert Hinckley's
nnmo to tho staff of masters at tho Corcoran
School gives great satisfaction to those who
admire that gentleman's -work and recosnizo
his fitness for tho position. Mr. Hinckley
has spent years abroad preparing himself for
work, and his fine studio in tho rear of his
elegant residence on Massachusetts avenuo is
ono of tho best arranged for Hgbt in tho city.
It was not until last spring's oxhibit that Mr.
Hinckley appeared among the S. W. A. com
petitors for honors. He exhibited two por
traits and "The Pot of tho Family," this laBt
a fine specimen of equine art, in which his
white horso had his picture taken to life.
Mr. Hinckley's studio is overflowing with
evidences oHiis skilf and Industry. There is
a specimen of his imaginative composition to
le soon In the ladies' waiting room at the
Arlington Hotel, in tho unnex oji Vermont
avenue, called "Alexander's Feast." It dis
plays hi3 power of executing difficult tech
nique. Tho environment of Washington, ns well aa
the-city, lends itself to tho artist's brush with
ready facility, us tho picturesque abounds In
tho hills nnd in the glades that encompass it.
The Potomac nnd Anncostin rivers produce
-puintablo scenery that is unrivaled for
cnarm, whilotho sunsots of Washington sines
rival thoso of Italy for delicacy, richness and
splendor of coloring.
Messrs. E. C. Messor, Max Weyl, Parkor
Mann, E H. Miller, and B. N. Brooko nil bo
long to tho Barblzon School- not ns imitators
but trom tho bent of their genius. And
during tho flno Octobor dnvs. from early
morning to frosty ovo, theso painters might
havo been found singly, or in company, some
where oithor on Book Creek, in tho vicinity
of Acncostia Heights, or it may bo on tho
"rivor fiats" with a camp stool nnd accom
panying traps, a "cold bite" in their pockets,
each man of thorn trying to catch the colors
of tho crimson nnd gold on the rnaplcs, tho
cardinal crowns of tho sumac, the golden and
green bronzes of the oaks, or tho thousand
and ono glor es of thedingycar.
The coming Cosmo3 exhiuition will show
what thesa nnture-worshlptrB havo been
about during tho delic ous autumn weather.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomas Hosenden linve chosen
Washington as their future homo (their work
has an accepted place,) "hocauseof itb artistic
rcposo and po-sionllfcs. ns they say.
Mr. Hosenden s genius has "teculvcd tho
stamp of public approval on many oi'caions.
notably at tho World's Fa'r in "Breaking
Homo Ties" and recently in "Jerusi:lem. tho
GoHen," which was exhibited at the rooms
of tho Art League somo months ago for the
benefit of a chanty.
Mrs. Hoseudon paints birds aud naimnl.
Among the newcomers nono havo ma 'o for'
themselves a place more quickly than Jnno
Bridgham Curtis, who made her debut before
a Waihlnnton public at tho spriug Covos
Club exhibit, where her strong pastel, "A
Study of a Sranmrd." challenged attention
and compelled admiration.
Miss Curtis' portraits in pastel are strong
and fine, nnd she is kept very busy executing
orders. Her studio Is on T street ' oioud
Nineteenth, an old aristocratic quarter of tho
town, where clean, quiet streets and quaiut
f.'ishioncd houses render it dear to the artistie
taste and temperament.
Indeed, the tido of art emigration seejns to
bo toward that locality, for Mr. S. Jerome
Chi. Mr. Harold L. McDonald, Mrs. Hvde,
recently of Now York, nnd some others of the
frntomlty are fitting up studios in ad antiquo
holding on Seventeenth street just below tho
Other new comers who havo made a good
imp-'-ssiou upon the public by their work are
ijfutii v. f. rpnttiE.
Mr. Herman K. Viele and Mr. Emil II.
Meyer, the lntter of whom was represented by
a "Foggy Night on Sixth Avenue. New
York," at the last Cosmos exhibition.
Mr. Meyer is a voting man, but enjoys tho
distinction of 'having taken twent-tvo
medals during his twelve years' residence in
Europe, tho lat from tho Academy of Fine
Arts, in Munich. Ho is atlractod ly picture
subjects, and his interiors command "the high
est rrico. Ho sold "The Yillngo Dude" for
$15,000, and "On a Visit" and "Lcnsine
Fairs" at equally good prices.
Mr. Meyer spent nine years of studv ing in
Munich nnd three in Pans. His work is all
of high grado. nis studio is in tho Corcoran
building, us is also that of Mr. E. Lamasuro,
who Is a purely Amoricanbrod man.
This gentleman Is a water colorist who
uses that charming medium for expressing
his ideals of landscapo beauty. Ho goes to
school to nature, and finds delightful bits of
scenery where others perhaps seo nothing.
Tho pastoral lands of Fenusylvnnia havo af
forded him most of his studies. Artistic
, MISS LTJLTJ TALMEn.
feeling nnd n refined senso of beauty char
acterizes his work.
Mr. Violo's studio is in tho Barbizon, and
ho has n portfolio full of studies nnd sketches
made whilo abroad this past summer, mostly
of scenery in that delightful spot for which
tho studio building is named Barblzon,
France. He also brought home sov oral bits
of Flemish tapestry, two or threo hundred
years old. to hang on hia studio walls.
Mr. Voile has caught tho cold, gray French
skies and the dappled lights nnd shades of
the contiguous forests of Fontainbleau, a
kind of coloring which challenged criticism
In Mr. G. S. Truesdell's "Through tho For
est" in tho spring exhibition.
Miss Lulu Palmer 13 a very promising aal-
uialpaintpr. Already ho Jia3 received rec
ognition,' nnd assisted Jo illustrate Prof. W.
T. Horniday's series. Oft nrtlcles in St. Nicho
las, on interesting nninWle. They lose- noth
ing by comparison vviththo othor illustrators'
work presentod. Sho has also painted a
friezo for the professoarla library In his now
roiidonco in New York.
Mrs. F. J. Fisher is another nrtist of prom
ise. Sho is a pupil d& her huBbaud, F. S.
Flshor, whoso work is tfoll-known, and they
work 3ido by side ini their studio in tho Cor
coran building. Mrs. UJshor displavs a fine
ness of perception, a senso of rollnod beauty,
originnlity, and strength m tho treatment of
her subjects. "Aspasia" Is ono of her most
charming compositions, i
U.'S. J. Dunbar is bothseulptornndpaIutr.
His first love, however, is for tho art plastic
and for form. There aro several specimens
of his portrait busts, which aro tributes to his
genius, in tho Art Gallery.
Mr. Duuliar is probably tho best known
sculptor rcsidrnt in tho city nt tho present
time, and his work would commend Itself iu
any community, however critical or reflin d.
But Mr. H. J. Ellicott and Miss Johnson aro
close competitors for honors.
Without going into comparisons it is quito
safe to prophesy that Washington has several
men and women onrold nmong her artists
who will eventually win farao If not a na
tional reputation. Thero arc somo whoso
work already deserves a wider recognition.
Mat Weyl's and Mr E. Claronco Mosit's
beautiful landscapes vvpuld lose notniug bv
comparison with the work of more famous
men. Both havo tho insight and sympathy
with nature's moods and tho ability to por
tray it which is so charming.
Mr. B. N. Brooke's exhibit the past week at
Fischer's gallery added to 4that gentleman's
growing reputation. His summer studies in
Holland and Franco aro very interesting from
an artist. e standpoint and met with popu.ar
favor as well. Mr. Brooko led off in a now
8. JErOME UUL.
denarturo somo cars ago with a studv of
tho life of the color d teoplc, whii It fs still
fomewh.it pjetur s-pip. "Tho Pas'or's Vioit"
in tho Corcoran gallery being his first success.-
In his exhibit last w?t several si cirnens,,
Of those subject showed no liad'not "lost hi?
originality or skill' rn jortraying colored
characters with fuc5!itvl.f
Hoiicrt Nicho-s whT Aiiib.t this week in
ri-jeher'i gnli'-ry. and vfi'I be followed nt
week by tnat of Her.Vun 'K. Yieie's summer
s uiHeb in Fiance. Th.lre aro not to bo tho
iHiial amount of private exhibitions this
yir, hs'the financial depression alwajs has
adijieouragin effect uj On art and art's:?.
Eutnll lb" old familfcs'and the newcomors
expect to he oa v:er :tr the Casino ciubhouo
at tho spring exhibit. ,.
Arjpng theothcr influcncos which fos'.erTho
tai-iuc y. j. cuvn. -art
spirit here aro tho line private collections
which aro bo.ng madebv connoisseurs such as
Mr. William Wugg.iamif's; also Mrs. Header
son s collection, at Prospfct Castle-. oLmod
eru French piuntir.gs; Col. Wi ham Penii
Clark's collection of water colors, both of
! modern aurt of old master-; that of Mr. Meu-
uonen. minister from BraxiJ. which is uni no.
as the aim of the .iceoTtpJished collector has
beoj to mako it a reprosen alive gallery of all
the modern pa'nters of note and of a number
of the old ii'aster.
Thon Mrs J. G. Barney's fiuo house, on
Vcr.T.out avenue, holds anwiher cbnraiing
collection, and has tlianided valtfe of being
arranged in the most attractive manner un
der tho superiiitendence of its mistnss, who
is herself an aecompLshed a:tist.
Vv hy He Was Refused.
A Now. York gentleman ndvcrtisedJor.a
servant and among thosj who applied for the
position was a hnmplaek.
"Your recommendations and references are
all richt. but I cannot take yon.'.'
r "What 'is tho reason you object tc
to me?" 1
nskeu meappi cant.
"I don't care to tell you. I don't care to
hurt your feelings."
"You o'jject to mo because I'vo got a hump
on my back. I suppose.''
"Tl at s 11."
"Wo!l, will you. bo kind enough to toll mo
how many humes a man. must have on his
back Lofore ho can find favor in your sight?"
Was Obliged to Co.
"Hello, Hnrkaway. are you still in town?
I thought you had moved out West and gono
into tho mining business:
"No, I didn't go. That scheme fell
"Then you are not going to loavo us?"
"Oh, yes. I'm getting ready to movo."
"Where are yon golu&r"
"I haven't decided Yer,abut Iv'c got to go
somowhero, Higgins." Tho bovs in tho clubs
I belong to have given mo' half a dozen faro
well dinners, and as it goiifleman and a man
of my word I can't stav hbro any longer alter
that." Baltimore HeraldJt '
Those Horrid1 .Vnmcs.
Tho Slato of Washington has just given to
four towns tho names of t'vsht. Quitlaguotto,
Utsaladdy, nnd Klickitat, This is clearly a
deliberate attempt to get President Cleveland
to spend his vacation in thnt region. New
I will toll j ou when thoy mot;
In tho limpid days of spring;
Bldor bougfcs wero budding ot,
OaKon boughs looked wintry still,
But primioso and vcnoilv olet
In thi mossf nl turf wero set.
While mooting binla made nasto to sing
And build with right good will.
I will tell you when they parted;
When plunteous autumn s shoaves wero brown,
Thon they parted hoavr-hoartcd;
Tho full rolciUng sun looked down
As grand as m tuo days before; -
Only-thoy had lest a crqwn;
Only to them thoso days of yoro
Could comeback novorlnore.
When shall thoy meet? I cannot toll.
Indeed, when thoy shall moot again,
Except some day In Paradise;
For this, they wait, ono waits in pain.
Beyond tho sea of death I0V0 lies
Forever, yesterdny, to-day:
Angela shall nsi them, "Is it well?"
And thoy shall answer "Yea."
liS' f. itCM V '&W"iSA
How Artistic Ingenuity Gan Be
Utilized in Studio Decoration.
IDEAS FOK THE HOUSEKEEFEK
H. Bolton Jones, Beginald Cleveland Cox,
and Othor Woll-known Artist3 Mako Sug
gestions Which "Will Be of Practical TJso
to the Homomaker Cosy, Comfortable,
and Pretty Corners from Cheap Materials.
Tho next timo an artist of your acquaint
ance says: "My studio is ofea to tho public
on such and such aa afternoon; coma around
and see me," tako him nt his word, and also
tnko particular note of the furnishings or
this place. It will pay, because artists, as a
rule, aro well up in the flno nrt of making
something out of nothing not necessarily
because it Is chenp, but becau30 or two pieces
of decorative furniture of oqunl beauty tho
one thnt cost the least is in tho better taste.
Tho studious of Messrs. II. Bolton Jones
and J'rank Jones, in Now York, aro suggea
tivo examples of artistic indorendenco and
self-reliance, and not il little or tho beauty
thero could bo copied without expert
SKill. One-of the ico3t attractive features of
theso apartments Is the wainscoting, which
looks as if it must have cost n prodigious sum
but it didn't. It consists chiefly or panels
of whito pine, half an inch thick, a foot wide
and somo thrno feet high. Designs have been
mouuled on these panels in plain, everyday
putty, and then tho wholo has been garnished
with gold paint or brouio j owder.
The panels across the end or ono room aro
nothing in the world but old-fashionod solid
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i tfer:t-?ir vjv n -tv i ? o-i
Tfl 'ir" ' I " -' -IP ' 7kr v-
window shutters, bought for a song of a
denier in secoud-han I bnildmg materials,
though one would never suspect it now. They
unrft n.iintoil nrnlrn inltl ji Hi"tl(.nt rri!llh
,..'- i' . . ....... .. ... .....v ... ...
design iu putty was worked on tno upper
ro tloa ot each pane: and tiien gilded, ine
upper portion of alternate panels iu another
room Iras been rcp'aced with f lastcr of Purls
in plai.Ui'5 that havo been 'cast from designs
f molded in wax.
The putty work is within tho rea-h of any
body bavin. sufficient patienco and a "ertaiu
.amount o.' natural ski!!, and tne Messrs. Junes
seem to think r. woman could eveumold
designs in wax and make ca-t-. from thorn
without especial training in suc.'i work,
rum asi rusTEii pisiox.
Tho designs for either putty or plaster can
be- found in infinite variety at tho art gal-
1 aric3, in thu homes of friends, or In public
buildings. They aro copied on paper, then
traced on tho wood and a toward tho putty is
J pinched and squcozo.l and cut and squirmed
and wriggled into shape over that design It
is refractory stuff at first, but becomes trnct--(
ablo enough u'ter ono gets used to it. Thu
Messr. Jones use a home-rnado putty consist
ing of gilder's whiting nnd boiled linseed oil.
It dries quicker than the ordinary putty.
Benntifuliy carved cabinets aro among tho
other decorations of the Jones studio that
mliiht be copied. "I believe," said Mr. II.
Bolton Jouesr "that wo Jien could do this
work (.assly. That cab.net up in the corner.
Jor instance, looks as If it were extensive,
but it was made o' whito pine, carved at odd
moments, and stained dark. It is not heavy
work and does not require training. All you
havo to do is to get a simple design some
where, trace it on tho wood, and then gougo
it out with two or threo tools that 3011 can
got at a hardware store for somo i.0 cents
apiece. A penunifo was what we used mostly.
It is not havd ivork, and thero aro many
A- STUDIO CnAKDEEIEK.
women who would discover, to their groat
surprise, maybe, that they could succeed with
A CAROMED COBITEB.
Beginald Cleveland Coxe says ho can work
better In a studio devoted whollyto business,
but he has made one concession for the com
fort of his callers. It Is a canopied divan that
has an appearance of Oriental sumptuous
nero. As nearly as Mr. Coxe- remembers it
cost S3.14 possiblv Sq.lJho isn't qultosuro.
Anyway, it is so'comfo'rtnblo thnt it tempt
the caller to stayjonger than he should, lho
foundation of this work of nrt is a model's
plntform. thrco inches high on rollers, which
was worked into the anatomy of the divan
chioily to get it out of the way, and because
it happened to be tho light length nnd width.
Two mattresses made just wldo enough for a
cot wero put on it, and another sot ou edge
to mako a comfortable back. The whole was
blanketed in old gold, nnd then three sd.'a
pillows were thrown nt it. Tho wall behind
tho divan is draped with cloth of Japanese
design and leathery fxture. Mr. Coxo said
ho couldn't for tho iiie of him remember the
nnmo of it, but that any woman of good tasto
could find something else that would do just
The cost or the canopy wns not included in
the cost of tho divan, because tho Bagdad
portiere, of which it is made, cost t.vo or
three dollars at a rug auction, and would
cost moro If bought in a store. It is spread
on pino stri- s suspended from tho wall by
strings. That i3 nil thero Is to it, and it is
much more worthy of a parlor than somo of
tho stuffy, uncomfortnble sofas that cost any
where from 810 to iiO.
A MASK AN'D COEt CHASDEL1EH.
It wero better to admiro tharto try to im
itate one of tho moat striking decorations of
Mr. Walter Satterlee'a studio, for it is a chan
dehor mado of modern hoops and corks and
flasks. Many of the other trappings of tho
place are rare relics of travel, but tho draper
ies of the walls contain an available sugges
tion. They consist almost entirely of priests
robes, in dull red tones and. harmonious
trimmings. Tboy havo been ripped at tho
scams ana re-sown out of semblanco to their
former shape. The walls of two of tho rooms
In Mr. Satterlee'a Hving apartments are en
tirety covered with theso rih draperies,
many of which wero picked up atsecond-hand,
and at comparativelysmr.il cost A Mexican
bridle has been transformed by 3Ir. Sntterfea
into a curious decorattou foe a lamp shado,
and a number of lha small brass ornaments
used ou English harness have been mado to
do duty most acceptably in decorating the
lambrequin of a mantle.
One of the happiest suggestions comcfroai
Frnnk Ver Beck, whoso ruu-lovmg animate,
birds, nnd insects can crack a jotce that you
can hear through the covers of tho books bo
bus illustrated. Htrdrsvr a squirming dragon,
purhnps a foot long from tho tip of his
tongue to tho nethermost curl of his tail,
laid the drawing on cardboard and then cut
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out tho figure with a sharp Knife, leaving
what served admirably as a stencil. Two
portieres of jute bagging were stenciled by
means of water color paint a shade or so
darker than tho bagging, tho little dragons
tj'ing about a foot npart in each direction.
Tho result was an uncommonly striking and
attractive pair of portieres.
Blue jeans has also been lifted from. Its"
A THItEE DOLL.VB tCBER.
humblo station in life as the staple material
for overalls and has beon used effectively by
a number of artists in lien of wall paper. The
juto bagging serves the same purpose.
C cutis Bkowx.
Bazor-toed shoes are still in vogue.
There is a noticablo return of the white
chiffon veil fnd.
Entire hats of guipuro laco are shown at
White-ground chine ribbons, raoired, are
for elegant summer hats.
The simpler tho mode ot hnirdressing tho
moro swaggor it is considered.
Whito dresod-kid siloves with broad, black
stitching and four black buttons are correct
wear for dressy occasions.
The newest thing in fancy work, is a clover
imitation of Honiton laco. It is used espe
cially in doylies and centerpieces, and is very
Legal blue stationery Is much affected by
smart women, that with pale gray or cream
whito being oftonest seen at their well
You may havo, if you will, a richly embla
zoned coat of arms for 650 or 863, and tne
jeweler who attends to tho printing of such
thing3 will ask no unpleasant que3tlon3 as to
tho origin of tho crest or dovice.
Walking costumes mado of dark tweeds or
of tho Scotch friezo. quito short4 so as to clear
the ground, very simply mado. with coat and
plain skirt, loot: trim and neat, and when a
felt hat is worn the rainy-day outfit is com
plete. Antique coins for personal adornment are
regularly quoted, and those most commonly
obtainable aro quoted at prices varying from
62 to $150. The most valuable of theo coins
aro thoso in gold of Syria. Egypt, nnd Greek,
from 300 yeara to 100 years B. C. Bomaa
coins since the Christian era are quoted at
from 20 to S75.
Ono of tho absurdities of tho timo 13 a dic
tionary of 300 or 403 pages, tho sizo of a big
thumb nail, inclosed in a caso of alumninm,
silver or gold, and read by means of a mag
nifying lens let into tho ca-o. Many persons
bought them nt 0 cents and a few mOro were
foolish enough to tuko the gold-cased ones at
more thhn twenty times that price.
Loyal Legion Women and Their
Works of Charity.
AIDED BY LAXSI5URGH & BKO.
That Philanthropic Firm Eenda Them Blank
ets and Clothing to Be Bhtribated Among
tho Deserving Peer Coming e33ion of
tho National Council Beminiacensea of
tho Suffrage Meetings of Yore.
Ladies of the G. A. B. gave a pound parlj
on Tuesday evening at tho residence of tht
president, Mrs. Boyce, 1320 Twelfth street.
The attendance was very large, each visitoi
bringing not one, but several pounds of
staples coffee, rice, flour, sugar, etc which
will bo distributed as needed.
Mr;. Boyce entertained the members of th
organization with tea, coffee, and cake, and
they enjoyed, a very jolly evening.
On Tuesday, the 12th ot February, the or
ganization will give an entertainment at
Typographical Hall, Thero will be music,
recitations, and other good cheer. Proceeds
to be devoted to the relief of tne suffering
Loyal Legion still keeps np its work ot
charity, and continues to employ several
women in repairing old clothing donated for
distribution. These women are paid 50 cents
a, day for six hours' work. The Legion ha3
aiso'securcda nnmber of positions fortho
destitute who asked for work rather than tood,
end in twelve cases, at least, the situations
secured have proved permanent.
Altnough the Loyal Legion of Women is
supposed to ass 13 1 only tLo widows and
orpnanso: soldiers anu sailors, yet it is con
tinually called upon to provide for the needy
at large, and it would seem that no one ever
kuoeka at the door of this big-hearted associ
ation in vain.
Ou tho 22d tho Legion will give a Japanese,
tea at the headquarters of the Eed'Cross,
Seventeenth and G streets northwest. 2IIsa
Clara Barton having put the house at the dis
posal of thw membership. The funds derived
from this will te devoted to the relief of the
poor of the District
Messrs. Lansbnrgh & Bro. have sent to tha
legion large contributions of blanket3 and
clothing, which have been the means of mak
ing a number of most needy people couiiOrt
anle. Other merchants have also kindly re
sponded to the requests made by this
organization for assistance to its pensioners.
On February -1 3Ir. Forman will lecture on
civics before the legion, and answers to the
question propounded at the last meeting
"What is thoro in the United States Constitu
tion which cannot bo amendedi" will te ex
pected and heard with interest.
Tho American branch ot the International
Peaco Bureau, of which Belva A. Loekwood
is seere.ary. is doing good work in the dis
tribution of peace literature, the accumula
tion of a peaco library, and in keeping the
central bureau at Berne, Switzerland, sup
plied with bills of the proposed legislation ot
tho United States Congress, and the meetings
and work of the American peace societies, aa
well as in keeping these societies posted
about tha work of the European branches
and eacn other.
National Council of women will open, its
second triennial session In this city on the
7th. and continue its work until the 2d. of
The national associations represented in
the council are: National American Suffrags
Association, National Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, National Free Baptist
Woman's Missionary Society. Illinois Indus
trial School for Girls, National Woman's Be
lief Society, WImodaughs.3. Young Ladies'
National Mutual Improvement Associa
tion. National Christian League foe
the promotion of social purity.
Universal Peace Union. International Kinder
garten Union. Woman's Kepnblican Associa
tion of the United States, National Associa
tion of Loyal Women of Americaa Liberty.
Woman's Foreign Missionary Union ot
Friends. Woman's Belief Corps, auxiliary to
the G. A. B , National Association of Women
Stenographers, National Council of Jewish
Women, and American Anti- ivisection So
ciety. This includes many associations in
Washington, which are auxiliary to nauonaL
The officers of tho council are. May
Wright Sewoll, president; Frances E. Bagley.
vico president. Lillian M. N. Stevens, treas
urer, Bachel Foster Avery, corresponding
secretary, and Isaoella Charles Davis, record
The names of many prominent women ol
Washington figure on the programme n3
speakers. Among theso are Mrs. John A.
Logan, Mrs. Leiand Stanford, Mrs. Lucia E.
B ount. MUs Mary Desha, Mrs. B. A. Loek
wood, Mr. Both G. D. Havens, Mrs. Ellen S.
31uss3y, Mrs. Harritt N. Bal-ton. Miss Anna
Tolmun bmith. Miss Alico Fletcher. Mrs. J.
Ellen Foster, and others equally well known.
The lady managers of the Atlanta Exposi-
' tion have devoted a room in the Woman's
I Building to the exclusive use of the business
! women of the United States,
j A collection has abo been made of the pho-
logrnpus anu uiogropuicnt sKeicaes ot wa
women lawyers of the country, among which
is that of ono of tho pioneers Mrs. Belva A.
Loekwood of this city.
Amongst the collection is a framed copy of
3Irs. Loekwood s bill "to relieve the pohtieal
disabilities of women." which was posiedby
Congress in January. 1877.
The management has also prepared a pro-
gramme for a course of lectures which will
be delivered by prominent women during the
Woman Suffrage Association holds its con
vention for tho first timo away from tho
In lo63 the first woman suffrage conven
tion was held in Carroll Hall, on G street.
Mrs. Stanton and Miss Antnony cams to
the city, and aided by a few strong women to
whom they brought letters o' introduction
they engaged tho hall and talkod through
tho noise of jest nnd jeer which hailed them
from the gnlteries. So disturbing became tho
noise that at last the police wero called to
remove the nois boys.
A few dozen women and three or four men,
besides Messrs. Parker. Higginson. Frederick
Douglass, and I think, yes, Francis Train,
who wero on the nlatform, sat out the inter
esting details of the movement as given by
Mrs. Stanton in her gentle way and accentu
ated by energetic Miss Anthony.
Mary Walker was on tne Dlat'orm In her
trousers, tramping to and fro. Dr. Has
bunch, who has sinco made some reputation
as a femalo phvslcian, and Miss Kate Stanton
were also heard. Later Victoria Woodhull
and others appeared, but with ad their cour
ago it must havo been atryiugordeal to those
pioneers in tho woman suffrage cause
A Dncl to the Death.
Some Frenchmen wero boasting of their
"affaire of honor," when one of them, rt Mar
seillais. declared that ho hail indicted upon
nn antagonist tho most dreadful fate tnat a
duelist bad over met.
"How was it?" asked everybody.
"I was at a hotel, and I chanced to Innlt a
total stranger. It turned out that ho was a
"Ono of tho other of us,' ho deelared in
fearful wrath, 'will not co out of this room
" 'So let it beP I shouted in response, and
then I rushed out of tho room, locked: tha
door behind me nnd left him there to die.
Not a Work of Necessity.
"You mustn't bhvk your shoe3 this 'ssom-.
Ing Johnny," said Mr. Billus.
"Because it's Sunday. Yon should have
attended to that matter last night. Besides,"
added Mr. Billu3, hurriedly feolingln bis up
per left-hand vest pocket. "I want you to rur
over to the drug store and get "mo somi
cigars." Baltimore Herald.
To Her Hlooracrs.
By wearing tho bloomer instead of tho skirt,
A woman not only doth court
Attention from all but providetb. herself
With visible means ol support