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1. I Console Feb., 1899.
VOL. I. NO. 5.
Or Jed Day's got a smithy on th' Poplar
Level pike,
Wher' he shoes th' mules an' horses, fixes
wagins an' sich like,
An' whenever you pass by th' place you'll
hear ol' Jed a-singin'
To th' 'companiment o' bellers an' th'
anvil's clink-a-clingin'.
Ther's a clink-clink, cling-clink, mixin'
with th' wheezin'
Uv th' groanin' leather bellers box thet
needs a good thick greasin'.
An' th' boy thet's got th' hannel sen's
it whoof-woosh-wooshin'
A-risin' up an' settin' down, a-pullin' an'
I like t' stan aroun' th' shop an' see ol'
Jed a-workin',
A-cussin' every minute jes' t keep th'
boy frum shirkiu';
His shirt is wet ez water, an' ther's drops
upon his face,
An' th' smell o' scorchin' hosses' hoofs
is floatin' 'roun th' place.
Ther's rods uv iron, an' wagin wheels, an'
glowin' red coke fires,
But uv all th' things about th' shop,
frum bellers-pole a-swingin'
To th' hoss-shoe on th anvil a-hopp!n',
clankin', clingin',
I'd ruther see ol' Jed hisself, a-workin'
an' a-singin'.
Chicago Democrat.
PLANT NO. 9,063.
X friend Wilmore told me a sur
prising story the other day.
Doctors and Wilmore is one-
do meet with surprising cases at times.
I had not seen my friend for some
time when he invited me to spend a few
days with him at his pretty villa over
looking the Royal gardens at Kew. On
the first evening of my visit I sat with
him on the balcony of an upper room.
Close to us was the great palm house.
Wilmore pointed to it.
"Whenever I look at that house," he
said, "I think of the events of a night
that I spent in it with a man who
would have committed a murder had
I not been instrumental in preventing
I did what any one else would have
done asked Wilmore to tell his story.
"Don't mind if I do," he replied, "only
I must not be too long about it."
"Well, it is almost twenty-five years
since I settled here near this wonderful
garden. I put up my brass plate and
waited for patients. I could do this
with little anxiety, for I had a slight
Income to keep me going.
"There came to Kew about the same
time a colonel, his wife and his daugh
ter. Apparently they did not Intend to
reside here permanently they took a
furnished house by the quarter.
"I met the three of them In the gar
dens constantly. Like myself, they had
obtained a private pass and used to
enter by that little gate opposite to us.
They were seldom In the gardens when
the general public were admitted.
"To be candid with you, the beauty
of the colonel's daughter was to me fai
more enchanting than the beauty of the
gardens. Yes, It was a case of love at
first sight.
"I am not going to describe her ex
cept to say that every man before he
reaches my age experiences the sort of
Intoxication that I did then, and to him
the beauty of the loved object is In
comparable. "The girl, I must tell you, was one
of the most healthy-looking girls I have
ever seen. We doctors know at a glance
where health has its abode.
"I took a dislike to the colonel nat
urally, perhaps, for he seemed to guard
his daughter with exceeding sternness.
He disliked me, too, it was plain. I
shall never forget how he used to
watch me and frown. Though I was in
love, I was not quite devoid of reason,
and could find many excuses for the
man's apparent antagonism. Doubtless
he wanted a quiet time, as I did. Be
sides, the colonel might well have im
agined at times that I followed them.
It had really reached that stage with
me that I felt despondent when I could
not see them. Of the colonel's wife I
need say little she seemed to be an
unusually modest, quiet, even timid,
"For two weeks I had to be absent
from Kew on business.
"On returning, my first visit was to
the gardens to the rhododendron walk.
They were a splendid sight, but I saw
nothing of them I was looking for a
face. Just as I reached the open I saw
three figures coming from the direction
f the grove of bamboo.
"I fancied I betrayed my feelings a
little I could not help It I was
shocked, almost paralyzed, to see the
girl, upon whose image every fiber of
my brain had dwelt, supported by her
mother, pale, sickly, utterly broken
down in health.
"She looked at me oh, what a piti
ful look! Her eyes were unnaturally
large and unnaturally bright. Her
face had become thin; its color had
deepened. She was plainly suffering
from some sort of slow fever, a ever
that was consuming her strength little
by little.
"Later in the day I was at the rail
way station, getting some books from
Smith's library. I saw the colonel at
the ticket office. He was inquiring for
a ticket to Holyhead. He did not see
"It occurred to my mind all at once
that I might see his wife and daughter
by themselves next day. Perhaps I
should have a chance to Introduce my
self in my professional capacity. That
night I concocted all sorts of plans. In
the morning I was in the gardens early.
As the time drew nigh that those whom
I wished to see arrived I was close to
their customary gate. They came in
somewhat late, and I followed them.
I felt mean very mean In doing so.
"Thej made their way to the quiet
est place lrithe gardens therbbdo
dendron valley. There is a fountain
beside the path to it. They stopped at
It. I saw the elderly lady take a hand
kerchief, saturate it at the fountain
and apply It to the girl's forehead as
she stood beneath the arching shade of
a yew tree, leaning against a branch of
it. Presently they proceeded slowly,
I following. Fortunately there were
no others at that early hour to see me.
The two disappeared round a turning
into the valley. As they did so I saw
something white fall. When I reached
it, I found it to be the hankerchief.
"Well, as I am telling the story, I
had better tell It all. I put the handker
chief to my lips and kissed It. To my
amazement an odor came from it that I
had smelled but once before and had
never forgotten. It was the odor of the
Thug plant.
"It was a fortunate thing that I had
traveled in the East While doing so I
met a lady, the wife of a Madras artil
lery officer, who told me that she was
on the point of death. She described
her sickness most carefully. None of
her doctors had been able to cure her.
She had done some service to the medi
cine man of the station. He was noted
among his caste for skill in curing by
means of herbs. He begged that he
might see the lady and at last was al
lowed. He entered the room, looked at
her, went about in an amazing man
ner, smelling everything on the bed.
the upholstery, the rugs, curtains,
blinds, and reached the window. There
he pounced upon a plant that the offi
cer's wife had for many years, having
brought it from her own English home.
The medicine man plucked from the
pot a small weed that had not been
attended to. With a cry of delight he
said that the sahib's wife would live.
"I sought out the medicine man," con
tinued Wilmore after a pause, "and
after some persuasion he told me that
the weed he had found was of the sort
supposed to be used now by thugs In
stead of their former strangling cord.
Its odor was poisonous; was emitted
only at night; must be inhaled from
the plant or from some article satu
rated with it; that the thugs covered
the plant during the night and collected
the poison.
"Now, in the handkerchief I had
picked up In the gardens I recognized
the odor of the plant unmistakably it
was the smell of the Thug plant that
the medicine man had made me ac
quainted with.
"The girl, It seemed, was dying from
the effects of the poison. Who could
be administering it and why? Where
had it been obtained? What was I to
do? These questions absorbed my at
tention. "I did not follow the ladies farther.
To save the girl, I felt that I must not
lose a moment.
"That evening the director of the
gardens was to hold an at home. I de
cided to go, to confide in the director.
It came to me like an inspiration that
the Thug plant might be in the gar
dens. I found the director's house
crowded it was an old-fashioned place,
partly in the gardens. When the host
saw the urgency of my case, he ar
ranged with some special friends to
take his place In entertaining the
guests. Then he listened patiently to
all I had to say, making pct'cular in
quiries concerning the Thug plant.
" 'We have a specimen,' he said. 'If
you come with me, we will obtain more
information about it.'
"In a few moments we had crossed
Kew Green and entered the herbarium,
having with us the curator, one of the
guests. We consulted there a ponder
ous book and read all about the Thug
plant and Its properties. Then we went
to a department containing a multitude
of drawers, labeled and numbered. An
envelope, or capsule was produced. As
the curator opened it I exclaimed:
" 'That's it! I smell it from here!'
" 'Has any one lately inquired about
this plant?" asked the director.
- "The curator again consulted the
" 'There Is an entry here yes, Col
onel called, made special in
quiries about the Thug plant, and was
taken to see It in the palmhouse.'
"The director asked its number.
" 'Nine thousand and sixty-three,'
was the reply.
" 'We will go to the palm house,' said
the director, 'and have a look at nine
thousand and sixty-three and see if.it
has been disturbed. I believe It is a
good size. It is some time since I saw
it on its arrival.'
"He procured a dark lantern and the
key to the palm house. We started for
It. The director told me what he knew
of the colonel and his family. It had
occurred to me many times how little
the girl resembled the colonel. She
was his step-daughter, I was now told.
The director's wife knew the girl's
mother. She had married a second
time. In a few months on coming of
age the girl would inherit a considera
ble fortune the reversion of her prop
erty In case of her death would be to
the mother 'and that,' said the direc
tor, 'means the colonel.'
"We were going through the herba
ceous garden and Just emerged into an
avenue when we saw a figure passing
rapidly Into the cypress walk.
" 'Who's that?' said the director in a
low tone.
" 'The colonel!' I answered, grasping
his arm.
" 'What Is he about?' he asked.
" 'Let us follow,' I said, 'and careful
ly. He may be after the plant.'
"Down through the avenue of cypress
trees we kept the colonel's shadow in
view. Then we watched him passing
along the margin of the ornamental
water. The shrill cry of a startled sea
gull made us clutch one another.
" 'Let us stand here,' said the direc
tor. 'We can watch the house well.'
We stood by a magnolia. The colonel,
with rapid strides, made for the great
house of glass. He had to cross a wide,
unsheltered space. My companion nai
had his doubts, but the identity of th.
figure was now too clear.
" 'It's he!' he ejaculated.
"The colonel went round to a side en
trance. We glided round also to keep
him in view.
"'Why,' said the director, 'he's in
without a key! Some one has been
bribed. We will go to the opposite
door. I know where the plant is.'
"We went Outside the door we re
moved our boots. Taking them with
us, we crept in like burglars.
"In a few moments we reached the
foot of a winding iron stairway, parti;
hidden by creeping plants and the sur
rounding palms and shrubs. We as
cended noiselessly.
"Presently the director caught my
arm, stopped me and pointed below.
There was the colonel. He was leaning
against a palm trunk looking down in
tently at a bush covered with a white
"For five hours we remained there,
stirring only to ease our positions.
"As morning approached we saw the
colonel look at his watch, which he had
done many times, then remove the
bandage from the plant fold it place it
in what was plainly an oilskin case and
put it In his pocket. He left it as
stealthily as he came In. So did we.
"We followed him to his house. He
opened the door with a latchkey.
"Before he could close It we were on
the step. He had no time to refuse us
" 'Colonel,' said the director, 'we must
speak to you.'
" 'Why now?' he answered.
"He was shaking with fear. The sur
prise was too much for him. He stam
mered, lost his voice and presently lost
control of his muscles also. He recog
nized the director, and doubtless he
knew me also. We held him each by an
arm, brought him into the dining-room
and put him in a chair. He was in a
pitiful condition. I saw what was com
ing on; it was paralysis of the brain.
"I need not say that his stepdaughter
recovered. I believe she Is gossiping
with the director's wife at this moment.
When she returns, presently, I'll intro
duce you. She's my wife." Waverley.
A Sugar Barrel.
"A sugar barrel, boys!" What a
scampering that announcement used to
cause among the boys in the vicinity
of a country store, a few years ago,
when much soft brown sugar was used.
The emptied hogsheads, with a luscious
coat of sweetness adhering to the rough
staves, were cast out In the back yard,
much to the boys' delight. John B. Gro
zier, who spent his youth In Canada,
recalls these "sugar-barrel" scenes
from his own experience.
One of the boys was always on the
watch as informal scout, to give notice
to the rest of anything interesting and
available In the way of fun. The empty
sugar hogshead used to appear with
considerable regularity. The scout
would see it, and after a liberal taste
himself would rush to the mill-pond,
where he would probably find the rest
of us bathing.
"A sugar barrel, boys!" was his
greeting. It was enough. Putting on
half our clothes as we went we would
dash off after our guide, like a scatter
ed train of camp-followers.
It must have been comical to see a
dozen urchins straggling along, pick
ing their way barefooted over the
rocks and rough ground; struggling to
put on a ragged vest or a coat, while
maintaining a sort of Indian Jog-trot
for fear of losing a share in the feast
Then, lo, the hogshead; and Into it
the first comers rushed pell-mell. Those
who came after contented themselves
with hoping there would be enough for
all; or possibly they obtained a morsel
or two by clever reaching from the out
side. Diana of Philadelphia.
At the mint in Philadelphia are a
number of coins far more precious than
any which find their way Into circula
tion. They are a collection of curios,
and many of them date from times of
great antiquity.
Perhaps the most Interesting among
them is a handsome coin bearing on its
face the profile of a woman, which has
a striking resemblance to the Goddess
of Liberty of our own currency. Under
neath Is the single word "Demos,"
which is the Greek for "The People."
On the reverse of the coin Is a beauti
ful figure of the goddess Diana, arching
her bow, and the Inscription, translated
into English, reads, "Diana, Friend of
the Philadelphians."
The coin was minted more than two
thousand years ago at the city of Phil
adelphia in Asia Minor, where, as we
know, there grew up in later years one
of the seven churches of wh.ch St
John writes. The prize was discovered
some years ago in Europe by Joseph
Mlekley, of Philadelphia, a vlo!ln-mak-er
and an authority on coins. By him
it was appropriately presented to the
mint in Philadelphia.
"Can you tell me what sort of weath
er we may expect next month?" wrote
a subscriber to an editor; and accord
ing to the Cumberland Presbyterian
the editor replied as follows:
"It is my belief that the weather next
month will be very much like your sub
scription." The inquirer wondered what the edit
or meant till he happened to think of
the word "unsettled."
Coop r Union.
Cooper union, in New York City, had
a revenue last year of $58,489.78. Its
expenditures were $59,087.09.
The indolent man knows nothing of
the enjoyment resulting from honest
All the world's a stage, and the ma
jority of the actors are barn-stormera,
Me 1 ' 1 1 1 ' -
1 Mtfpi t SEEHIL
HUNDRED years Is a long time
In the United States for a city
to be able to record its existence,
and when that city Is the capital of the
nation there will be scant limit to the
imposing ceremonial which will in
augurate its centennial celebration In
December next the celebration which
will commemorate the removal of the
seat of government from the old cap
ital of the early republic in Philadel
phia to the newer site of the perma
nent government in Washington. Gov
ernors from every State and Territory
will participate in the rejoicings. Men
who are the bulwark of the nation will
lend the luster of their presence and
the fame of their names to the birth
day celebration of the city of the gov
ernment From every section of the
country will ccme to Washington men
who rejollce In Its beauty and progress
and whose hearts and hopes and joys
and fears are bound closely together
In single unanimity of purpose, reso
lute belief in the certainty of the course
sailed by the ship of state, the ship
named Union, "strong and great"
The story of the city of Washington
from its conception In the mind of the
republic's first President down through
the change and progress of 100 years,
Is a fascinating record of the great
men and great deeds of the country at
large. Washington began corporate
and national existence at the date of
the establishment of the government
In the unfinished wings of the primitive
capitol building, but long before the
dawn of the new century the town had
existence in the brains of its projec
tors. It had been preparing for some
years for the advent of the lawmakers
and the arrival of the eagerly wel
comed packet which finally sailed into
harbor on the Potomac after its event
ful voyage from Philadelphia. It had
even begun to count its historic asso
ciations by the illustrious presence of
the man, who gave it his name, for,
although Washington died at Mount
Vernon barely a year before the of
ficial occupation of the city he had
traveled to the shores of the Potomac
to lay the corner stone of its capitol
when first president of the new repub
lic which had its temporary residence
in Philadelphia.
From the date of the passage of the
bill which selected the site of the Po
tomac as the permanent seat of the na
tional government to the day of his
death in the seclusion of Mount Ver
non the new city became one of the ab
sorbing interests of Washington's life.
It was he who selected the site it now
occupies. Long before the question of
location was settled the father of the
nation had fixed the boundaries in the
calmness of his immovable judgment.
He was familiar with the environment
from boyhood. It was close to- his home
and to the dearest associations of his
life and he was determined that the
city should arise on the triangular plain
formed by the courses of the Potomac
and the Eastern Branch and their junc
tion and stretching backward to the
sheltering cover of the hills of Mary
land and Virginia.
Washington was the prime mover In
the selection of the new site, but he
had the advice and approval of Madi
son and Jefferson. A meeting of the
three eminent statesmen was held at
Mount Vernon In September, 1790, and
at its close the two associates rode off
Into Maryland on their jaunty horses to
get the advice of a man prominent in
the nation as a signer of the declara
tion, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a
man who owned considerable property
In the neighborhood of Georgetown,
and for that reason, as Jefferson wrote
to Washington, he came into the plan
"with a shyness not usual In him."
But the venerable Marylander ap
proved, nevertheless, and the site of the
future city was secured.
The district laid out for the establish
president's house, 1800.
ment of the national capital was orig
inally ten miles square, five on each
side of the river, and contained 100
square miles. Now that the land was
secured to the government Washing
ton's next thought was the appoint
ment of a competent engineer and with
his broad, intelligent knowledge of
men and situations he quickly discov
ered the official for the position in Maj.
Pierre Charles L'Enfant L'Enfant
was a native of France who had served
with the patriot army during the revo
lution and, having been educated in the
highest military schools of his country,
he was able to assist materially in the
erection of forts and batteries. After
the war he had remodeled the City Hall
in New York for the occupancy of the
first Congress and later he performed
similar necessary services on the Fed
eral house in Philadelphia. To him
Washington now turned for the plan
ning of the national capital and L'En
fant hailed the trust as the opportunity
of his lifetime.
While plans were fomenting In the
brain of the French engineer the new
capital was without a name. Accord
ingly at a meeting of the commission
ers, at which Jefferson and Madison
were present the territory was formal
ly christened the District of Columbia,
after the great navigator who had dis
covered the continent while the town
was hailed as Washington, chief among
cities as Its owner was chief among
Work on the Capitol.
After the plans of the new city had
been adopted the attention of its pro
jectors was next turned to the erec
tion of the building for which the
town was organized and bids were re
quested for plans of the Capitol. The
requests were answered with numer
ous proposals, only two of which seem
to have been seriously considered by
President Washington one by Dr.
William Thornton and the other by
Stephen L. Hallett the former an
Englishman, the latter a Frenchman.
Thornton's plan was at first considered,
but while imposing and beautiful it
was not architecturally accurate, and
the commissioners accepted the design
of Hallett. Work was at once started
on the new building of Congress and
the corner stone was laid by George
Washington with Imposing ceremonies
Sept. 18, 1793.
Now that the Capitol was under way
and the work pushing rapidly forward.
the commissioners turned their atten
tion to the "President's house," and a
design furnished by James Hoban, an
Irish architect who was acting as su
pervising architect of the Capitol, was
soon found to be the most satisfactor
ily plan offered. Work was at once
started on the President's headquarters.
Virginia sandstone was used both for
Its construction and the construction
of the Capitol, and both buildings were
practically in readiness for the advent
of the government officials In 1800, al
though they were obliged to confine
their deliberations to the north whig
of the Capitol.
With the close of the year 1800 the
personal history of the city of Wash
ington begins. One beautiful Indian
summer day in October of that year the
little "packet sloop" sailed up to moor
ings in the Potomac bearing the official
furniture and records of the Congress
hitherto deliberating in the case of
Philadelphia. The very next day in
their hired coaches of state the eminent
men of the nation arrived to begin the
duties of government They were soon
quartered in the little cluster of brick
offices built around the white house
for the departments, and when in No
vember the President and his wife ar
rived and the sixth Congress started
its proceedings in the single finished
wing of the new Capitol the Govern
ment circle was complete. But the
head of the new capital was the second,
not the first, chief magistrate of . the
nation Washington had died the De
cember previously and it was his
trusted compatriot John Adams, who
began the first official rule In the first
permanent capital of the United
The personal side of the city of Wash
ington had little to recommend It in
those early years of official occupancy.
President Adams had entered the capi
tal a defeated candidate for re-election,
and his short stay of four months was
embittered by the thought of his early
leaving. Society, what there was of it,
was formal and ceremonious, a marked
difference from the lack of etiquette
which ushered In the reign of Jeffer
sonlan simplicity. Thomas Jefferson
succeeded President Adams as host of
the executive mansion, and the story
of his Inaugural the first Inaugural
which the new capital had witnessed
is scantily prophetic of the pomp and
beauty of the pageant of the present
4th of March.
During the eight years of Thomas
Jefferson's Presidency the White House
was truly the house of the people. He
was a widower when be came to the
office, so the duties of "receiving lady"
had devolved upon the wife of Madi
son, then Secretary of State the lovely
Dolly of song and story, who was par
excellence the "beauty" In the days
when Madison was President
The city grew but slowly during
Jefferson's term of office. At Its close
it contained only 5,000 inhabitants, a
result largely due to the continued agi
tation for the removal of Congress. The
inauguration of President Madison was
a scene of somewhat more ceremony
than the lack of It displayed in 1800.
Society began to flutter about the capi
tal. Mrs. Madison started a return to
the ceremonious regime of President
Adams. She held levees and gave court
dinners and balls, and assemblies were
everywhere the rule of the hour.
In the midst of the sounds of gayety
the clash of arms soon Intermingled
its alarum, and before the President
could realize its approach war with
England had been declared, the strug
gle known to history as the "war of
1812." Two years later Washington It
self suffered the shock of an Invasion.
The city was In a state of almost in
credible unreadiness, and when the
British general and his soldiers march
ed up the streets of the newly built
town they met with little opposition
worthy of anything like the name. One
after another the public buildings fell
victims to the fireman's torch. The
uncompleted Capitol fell first the
White House soon shared the same
The British occupancy of the capital
lasted only a single day, but the dam
age effected was Incalculable. A
wooden building was hastily erected
for Congress, which afterward became
known to fame as the "Old Capitol
Prison." Madison rented the Octagon,
a celebrated dwelling standing on New
York avenue and Eighteenth street in
which he signed the treaty of peace
with England which terminated the
St Louis Republic
war. The wings of the Capitol wew
rebuilt In 1817. The following year th .
central portion was started and the
original building was completed in
1827. This early erection still forms
the central division of the present Im
posing Capitol. The corner stone of the
extensions was laid In 1851, and the
whole was finished in 1867, the dome
being added and completed In 1868.
The modern city of Washington dates
its activity, its life and its beauty from
the presidency of Gen. Grant Up to
1871 the capital was dirty, unkempt
and provincial, but from that time on
Congress repented of its niggardly pro
vision for the care of the city and mon
ey was provided for much-needed im
provements. The surface of the town
was leveled and drained, trees wen
planted in profusion along the avenues
and streets, parks were laid out an.l
beautified, homes and official buildings
were made attractive and comely and
the present era of Washington's pros
perity began.
If recent plans contemplating addi
tions to the capitol are carried out th'.r-ty-nlne
rooms will be added to the ac
commodations for House and Senate.
The change involved In the plans, how
ever, will be in the nature of a comple
tion rather than a mere alteration of
the structure as It now stands, inas
much as the capitol to-day, beautiful as
it Is, Is not a finished edifice from an
architectural view point. It is, as a
whole, oue of the most superb buildings
in the world, but it Is not perfect and
one of Its faults Is that the dome is set
over close to one edge of it, instead of
being placed in the middle to give a
proper balance. It Is proposed to da
away with this lack of symmetry by
throwing out a great portico, with
"aprons," in the middle of the east
front, to match and correspond with
the porticos of the two great- wings.
This arrangement while satisfying the
artistic requirement, would furnish a
large amount of additional and much
needd space for committee rooms and
similar purposes. According to the
plans, it alone would provide thirty
nine extra rooms.
Just how great the expense of the
suggested alterations will be can hard
ly be estimated with accuracy, though
it is likely to run up to a couple of mil
lions of dollars, or even more. The
capitol has cost a lot of money from
start to finish, and every change made
in Its architecture has Involved an ex
penditure much larger than was origin
ally contemplated. For example, when
the two wings were ordered to be built
the sum of $2,675,000 was appropriated,
and it was supposed that this would be
sufficient but in the end the bill ran
up to $8,000,000. For the construction
of the new dome $100,000 was provided,
but it cost that much to remove the old
one, and $1,150,000 in addition was re
quired to complete the job. As It stands
to-day, with the grounds surrounding
it the huge edifice represents a cash;
outlay of nearly $20,000,000 an invest
ment that would have startled Its orig
inal projectors.
Probably Uncle Sam will be lucky If
he gets off with a disbursement of $3,
000,000 for the new porticos and
"aprons." According to the statement
of the architect the Items of expendi
ture to date are as follows:
Cost of old Capitol $2,750,000
Enlargement of site . 685,000
Rebuilding after British inva
sion 700,000
New dome 1,250,000
Senate and House rooms 8,000,000
Works of art 1,400,000
Furnishings 2,750,000
New terrace and approaches. . 1,200,000
Improvements of grounds. . . . 500,000
Total $19,235,000
Daub I see the custom house is go
ing to tax that picture by Rubens $27,
000. Smudge Heavens! It must have
fine frame! Cleveland P.'alu Deal
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