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I[ WASHi N~TONS BOOK- PLKT~ =~ HE ancient aad ~ dignified Athenae- E ~ um at' Boston con- m PY'~fm~l~ talns one collection | lMt of ltos whloh will [] W/~t[1%=1~ always excite rev- [] ;]J//~|ll erence in the ,teart i ~ of every citizen. In l ~ ~ 1848 a company of ~L~=m=, "~ P u b 1 i c - spirited ~t~.~ ~-~ Bostonians deter ~J mined that the Ste- ss collectlon of George Washi~gton's Oks, largely composed of books be- loathed to Bushrod Washington, L0Uld not go to the British Museum, ~d st~bscrihe~ enough to secure this trtlof the Mt. Vernon library to their ty and library. For this reason, BOS~ n can boast of the largest collection ~f Washington's books gathered in any in the fine explanatory catalogue, ~hleh was made possible by the gener- ii bequest of $1,000 from Mr. Thomas Wse, the entire collection is classl- 1~1 as followe by Mr. Lane: IeWto 239--Books mentioned in the in- entory of Washington's estate, with a volumes not in inventory, but ely- WASHINGTON'S LIBRARY IN Ing evidence that Washington owned them. 300 to 362~Pamphlets bearing Waah- lhgton's signature or known from eor- xesPondence to have belonged to him, ~xcept these mentioned in inventory, Which are arranged with first division. 400 to 414---Volumes assigned to Washington by Mr. Griffin, but bearing ,no evidence of Washington's owner- chip, 500 to 663--Pamphlets before 1800 bearing no evidence of ownership, but may have been Washington's. " ~80 to 687~Pamphlets b~ring the names of others, but included by Mr, Griffin. To purchase these books $4,250 was Athenaeum subscribing $500. of this'wu expended for a book vignette of the interior ofthe :/librarY.--and the Paper. for the cata- :~ -~e~es. A collection Of books Was alsu ":PUrchased from S. G. Drake. ~'~e acquisition of this valuable li- ) :'bi~a17 was largely due ,to the ,~fforts of Mr. George Livermore and 7D well- 'k~oWm Bostonians who amb~ribed '$50 ~h. It may be a surprise to many to learn that so large a part of WashPngt0n's library is owned in Boston. The library Is guarded with the : ~a~st care. I~ is housed In the trus= tees' room, where other rare volumes " oWned by this corporation are In- stalled. The visitor lsconducted by a ' ' ~C0urteous attendant up .stairways and i ~"thrOugh corridors until confronted by /~at g,tated iron door. The door locks be- ] '~ttnd the ViSitor; who then may corn- !: 't~tlne Wit~ the past. | ';" This place is only visited by students crY' " i?~s~ and collectors of WaShing- i,--~ It Is not sought by the bimy ~nan of the street. " '~ Ofthe varied and interesting charac- :'t~r of the volumes in Washington s It- , trary lt-lsdifficult to speak in limited I.' ~;'apaes, and Opinions differ as to What |.~ ~eonstltutss interest and 'value. The ]b!bHomanisc, used to the interminable | "and argumentative titles, the ltallcised | and 10ng-~ type and the quaint dic- ,~, fish, will seem quite leonoelastlc~doubt. ~, to the y~ung student, who is Just "~41scover~ng the wealth of information ~,~.t flrsf hand which lt~m in thesb Nlf- ~"~e volumes. Am political setmoml~t, planter, wool 9 demptton of peat bogs was studied ex- perimentally. Consequently, many of the great questions of the nineteenth century ls amply attested by his will. via., a due regard for his .wife's prop- erty rights and of her wish in re41~ard to freeing the "dower negroes," a~ he calls thegn; a wish to free all his own slaves! to see the old and decrepit pro- vlded for and the young educated in their new found freedom,the very prob- lems that the United States of today is trying to solve. The library of Washington was large for its time, although in these days of immense public libraries, the depart- ment devoted to these volumes seems small indeed. But the books are great in interest, and reveal the many sided THE BOSTO NATHENAEUM; Washington unfalteringly and un- flinchingly to the gaze of future gener- ations. Every mother and father will think of the great and stalwart Washington with a new tenderness for the little scrawls his childish hands traced' on convenient material, mainly on the title pages of his father's books. Tra- dition does not state whether he own- ed up to their defacement as bravely as he did to t~e Cutting down of the cherry tree. But the series of signa- tures there, one written when he was surely under nine years of age, and the others written when he was 13 and 17 years of age, appeal with singular ten- acity to the .mind, as do even the love- lorn ditties of his later boyhood when he extolled the charms of "the lowland beauty" in verse. ~he grandeur and the dignity and the oomple~rltT which J . , , HOUDON'S WASHINGTON . (MOdeled at Mt. Vernon tn 1785 now still keeps its vigil surmounting' the ease containing the books at the Athenaeum. Gilbert Stuart pronounced this the greatest portrait of Washington. The signature is that o Washington durln~ his presidency, and of his best time,) ~vents and his distinguished services threw about him melt away to give place tO the picture of the callow at- tempts of the clever little boy trying to write his name large, with all the flourishes possible to ,hie childish pen, all unconscious that it was to be writ- ten in years to come with no uncer- tain chirography in the roll of fame. It w a~, a weighty volume with the 'title of 'The Sufficiency of a Standing Revelation in General and of the Scr~p- tnre Revelation In Particular. Both as to the Matter of It, and as to the Proof of It! and that New Revelation Cannot Reasonably be Desired and Would Probably be Unsnccessful," by Offspring Blackall, Late Lord Bishop of Exeter, which tempted the infantile hand of George Washlngtom His auto- graph is written twice upon the title page. The names of Robert Wlek~ and Samuel Bowman appear as owners of the book at various times. On ~he last page and immediately after ~he collect for the second Sunday in Ad- vent is the following quaint certificate of ownership evidently Written in the hand of Bowman: " "This book ~lnt to me by the owner, he being dead I believe it mine for- ever." The margins of the volume are worm eaten, and the title p~ge Is defaced hy marks which suggest that the bqy might have attempted drawing also, but as this book bea~ the earl~ept speciments of Washlngton's Writing extant, it is of untold value to the antiquarian. "Short Discourses upon the Whole Common Prayer," by Thomas Comber, the dean of Durham, was ~elected by the 18-year-old Washington, up@n which to writs his own and his motl~ er's name. Against the former his nephew. George C. Washington, has written: "The above is General Washington's autograph written at 13 years of ~e," and under the latter he writes: :"~hs above name of his mother is in the handwriting of Washington at 13 years of age, as will be seen by comparison with his writings of that date in Spark's wo~k." The same flyleaf contains the auto- graph of Washlngton's father and mother~"August Washington, his book, 1727/' and "Mary Washington." ~!' 4-1-4-I- 4~4.4~4~ 0a alr*Pot0ma'$ .It. i somo S r. Mount Vernon! who can tell the charm Of life on that Virginian farm Before our country's birth? For there was simple godly fear, And woman's grace, and royal cheer, High thoughts, and tempered mirth. At twilight, when the chimney glowed, What wit and wisdom freely flowed, I~ughter and quick retorts! knd then the old-time games~what fun When George and Lady Washington Joined in the youthful sports! And when the night grew dark with- out. What mighty themes they talked abottt In those historic days.' Or how their souls with rapture soared When Nelly at her harpsichord Sang gay and gallant lays! Oh, brave and bold were wom~n then, And pure as women were the men-- For that was long ago; The old then felt the zest of your]l, The young were sober, and in truth It ever should be so. On fair Potomac's sloping shore, Mt. Vernon, as in days of yore, Is still a lovely place; But they are gone that gave that scene Its air domestic and serene, Its Joyous life and grace. ~' i,.: No cavaliers in pointed shoes, In powdered hair and braided queues, Converse in high-flown clauses, While ladies listen, all arrayed in tabbtnets and s~lff ,brocade, Lustringe and gold-wrought ga~. No more they dine and make their Duns. Eating love puffs and Sally Lunn's Laplands and beaten biscuit; While little "darkles, single file, Bring plates of waffles in a pile As high as they dare risk it. But there today the ~riet ling~, And round the sign,--' Keep off you~ fingers," Are relics to be viewed. And ~tsslng boats all toll the bell, ., And lower the flag as if to tell A nation's gratitude. --Exchange. ~hence came the river, so strong and clear. rhat waters the meadow far and nea~ From a clear little spring, Like a lustrous pearl. Where the mosses cling, A~d the fern-leaves curl, On the htlltop's height Bubbling up so bright, Fed by mountain rain, Without taint, without stain, i Whence came our Washington, d~od and grand, Whose name is honored in every'IgndY~ From a stainless youth; From the upright ways, From the strength and truth, Of his early days; From a boyhood true, Pure as mountain dew, As unsullied a thing As the clear hilltop spring. ~Persis Gardiner~ Practitioner Oros~ St~t~ L~ Dr. W. E. Grimm of West Virgule, who went over on call to attend some smallpox patie,~ts in Cumberland county, Maryland, when no local phy~- elan could be qbtatned, is under a~r~t on the charge of practicing medicine In Maryland without that state'~l lg-, tense. ', Ill -- - III .SOMEVAGAI I[.S' OF II I I 1 ' I :U=OUoS~Wt~, t .Ahe o~a~:he:2r~:~, I INTERi'E[~ING I wielded with all the e:~pertnees of a | ~I/ITH A THl~tr~l~V [ hand lens ,skilled in Its application. | . wetH ~ st ,~v,~. | -There was plenty of ecien~e about the , | experience, but it did not appeal to ! i Adaline. Her remonstrances had not ~" ~J .:l' :, the remotest effect on Mrs. Graham, /Ir~'~l~&P LI-F ~ Who, when she finished, looked re- 1~[~9~lJl I.II' | markably at peace and happy. 'l~~~.~.~|.! '| "Please pick up your d011 thll~. Adaline," she repeated. ' ~/~'- "-=- ~ - -- .... ' - And the haste with which Adenine ~.~ ,:,..~,~.,,~ ~. ~ ~ ^, the el~ minded the request would have star- -~'^~' ~^-'.~=~-~a-ent; whe~ tied her mother out of a year's growth. ~uu~. =~ u~.~=~,,;.~.~. ~, s,,Ccems It is still a mystery to Susan why her .... r child was so strangely meek humb t~ily brought up six children of he own . ...... '. - ........... "-d a-d ana oDea~ent during the rest of her Who came wnen tney' were caw - : ..... ....... - ..... "-- ~-li-f in ViSit at ner granamotner's But Mrs otherwme oe~raye~ an acuve u~ ~ .......... : .., " th~ theory that the maternal word was :t~ranam ann Aaailne ,coin i~epc ~ne so- law and the end of all things. re~. Therefore Mrs Graham took it hard --~-- when her third daughter, Susan, be- | I | came a convert to the new theories | TDi~P.~ AF THE | on the proper way of disciplining JU- ............. veniles and developing their intellects. I ' PHILIPPINE8| Susan s 9-year-old daughter, Adaline, ' "" "t" I ii i I was gOing to grow to matumty wl n- out the humiliation of corporal pun- The forestry bureau at Manila, ls'hment, without the breaking of her Which ~s In charge of Capt. Ahem, u. proud splriL without the crushing of her originality into conventional molds. At least, that is how Susan explained her theories to her mother when Mrs. Graham remonstrated at Addline's elevating her muddy boots to a resting place on a new $10 Per- sian sofa pillow adorning her grand- mother's davenport. Mrs. Graham had suggested the old-fashioned application of the back of a hairbrush as suitable to the case, but Susan had cast up her hands in horror. "I never punish Adaline, mother:" she remonstrated. "Whippi~lg is ~ar- bar6us! I point out the error of her ways, recognizing she Is a human be- il~g with a 'brain capable of being con- vinced. Then she does not repeat the offense, neither does she loss her re- spect for me nor for herselfY "I wouldn't interfere with Adaline's self-respect for the w~,rld, Susan," said p ~= her mother, crisply, but seeing you[~ are going to put those beliefs into prae- I| tice during your visit I hope you won't I| mind If I lay away my expensive cush- I | ions~ and dress the brocade furniture ]| in hollande." At dinner that night Adaline began on her third helping of pudding before her grandmother, who had been squirming, finally opened her mouth. "She'll be sick," she said to her daugh- ter. Susan looked mildly surprised. "If Adallne wants a dozen servings of I~d- dine, mother," she said gently, "she is to have them. If she is sick she will see the foolishness of greediness, and not do it again. ~ never interfere." Mrs. Graham shut her llps tightly. "There's a bottle of painkiller in the medicine chest," she remarked incon- sequentially, ';And the hot water bag is hanging on the hook. I dislike to be d~sturbed after I have once got to sleeD." Adaline looked at her grandmother contemptuously. "He," she said be- tween spoonfuls, "when I have aches I holler. ~ make everyone come a/~d sit around me to wait on me. Mamma says I am not to be repressed, tt would interfere with my pro-prog-pre-' greseion." Mrs. Graham gasped and her handg twitched. Her daughter was placid and beaming. "Dear Adaline," she said, Smoothly, "understand= so cleverly my attempts at doing my d~ty by her. It is so oomforting." Mrs. Graham is a delicate and Prim lady, so possibly she did not snor~ as she 'arose~ but it sounded muoh . that way. And in her eye ther~ was a light ~t which |n years gone by Susan had qt~ked, It wu "Just as we!l~bh4~ '~id not m It no~:'c The light ]lngered ete~dllyLtlR the day came whenSusan went to"~stt~ old-seho01m~te and left Adallne in her grandmother'S charge, then it glowed like an are ligh~ "Adaline," called Mrs. Graham time, nut and their t6thea you left ~ttered all about the ll- 1~rary?" "Of course," Ads- line answered, very "But i don't want to. I'd rather look out of the window." Before Adaline loomed her grand- mother, who turned the young pe~on about with no gen- tle hand, "Do you intend to mind me or not?" ~ in- quired, with ominous calm. Adaline's bullet eyes opened in gen- uine aurpris~ "~Why, can't you hear?" she asked. "I said I didn't want t~ And when I don't want to do a thing I am never made to. It W0uld be bad fOr my high splrits,.mam~na ~." The ~ttie ~l=ht i~ Mn; Or,~,e eyes doubled in lntsnaity..'. Come ~ere, A4~llne," she card, and Adalint, =till I J IIJ [ I S. A., is an inheritance from the Spanish government, says Science. It was established some 35 years ago and through its officers and employee supervises the government forest prop- erty, which is estimated to comprise between 20,000,000 and 40,000,000 acres. The .Philippines are known to possess over 400 species of trees,~tnd a more careful survey will bring the number nearly to 500. Of these at least 50 are valuable, the Yangylang tree be- ing considered among the most Im- portant. This furnishes an oil which forms the ba~ of many renowned per- ~umes. On the island of Romblon a mass of cocoa palms, the result of planting under a former governor, cov- ers the slopes from sea to mountain top, and furnishes a yearly revenue of from $1 to $2 per tree. WHEnE W0 EN hE. ! TAIN THEII~ NA?~ES Elizabeth Cady Stanton declares that a woman should keep her family name through life and not have it merged in that of her husband. Mrs. Stanton would be delighted with the custom pertaining in the Channel Islands, those remnants of England's French empire lying off the coast of France. In the Channel Islands the woman does not change her name on mar- riage; no matter how often she changes partners~ she carries her maiden name with her to the grave, Losq to Artistic World. The destruction by fire of the cha- teau of Beloeil is a great loss to the artlsfie world. This ancient chateau -called up a host of memories of past glory and grandeur, and the loss of its rare collection of historic relics is irre- parable. Beloell was not only one of the finest castles in Belgium or Eu- rope, but was a veritable museum of paintings, arms, objects of art, manu- scripts and rare books; its library was of immense value, It was the Versall- los of Belgium. Here old Field Mar- shal Claude Lamoral, Prince de Ligne, died, after having been at all the courts and in all the camps of Europe.--Chi- cago News. PS~sion for LltiffaUon, A recent illustration of the Passion for lltlgation is furnished by a citizen of New York, who was a guest at one of the Mills hotels there, and whose ~ndershirt was lost in the wash. What Wasdeemed compensation for the lost garment was offered him. but he pre- ferred to carry the. case to the courts, where he Sued Mr. Mills to recover 75 cent& He was nonsuited, and then he ~arrted the case up. to the higher ~ourts; and now the ~pellate term of the supreme conrt has 'ttffirmed the JUdBment of' the lower court. It has CO~t the litigious plaintiff the price of several dozen undershirts. Clmslest Irish S@holltr. Mr. James Maclvor, /the librarizm of theHonorable Society of l)t~blln, who the most for Several years letted, however, sehblariy th'e ~tlb 0f forensic life, and=a~oept, ed from" thd benches the 'libi~t~i~tahip of the IriSh Inns of court. He was a Clerical'scholar, of Trinity college, a gold medalist in ethics, and the" winner of univemity prizes In Arabic and In civil law. Genele Cry gror "~iv)e~" De coy win' blow f'um eas' ter wee' En make me shake an shiver; DeF'heah me pray " By night en day: "Lewd. sen' de el' man'klver!" Come down. en please deliver! Yo' col' win' make me a~vm'; BY night en day DIs pra'r I pray~ t , 'Me klver. Lewd--me' kiver!" De sparrow hidln' In he nee' You notice en deliver. ~:Telt des can't be me* dan me? I~wd. sen' de oI" man Moor: COme down, elf please deliver! Ye' ~I' win' make me shiver; D~ pra'r I-pray ~y nJdrht en day" Me' kiver', I~wd. me' ktverl" --Atlanta G~m=Ututto~, il I III i THE DAY 1! est little o~ ~o~y l~lli~/~",l~ll in the world. Her i{" ~[~f/~]~: glistening w h i t e ~.~ hair Is always done ~~~ in little sausage ~/lff~||lP~i curls and she wears ~.~I~'~ crisp g~whsofblack I~~ silk ~with real lace ~/~ about the throat .~. ~ and wrists. Herllt- [~'.~ tle shriveled, knot- [/ - --- | ted hands are laden ~... _ _ _ with diamonds and pearm and her uny feet are hidden in satin slipper~ of the softest kid. Her rooms look- ing out over a park, are like dreams come true. They are furnished in pale, sweet colors and the ro~e ,bowls are crowded with flowers the year around. When she goes to air she has a dark .brougham, with her own monogram on the panels, and a coachman and horses warranted to ~be perfectly re- liable and not afraid of the cars. writes "The Girl Philosopher" In the Chicago Daily News. She herself s~metimes declares that all thls luxury seems llke a passing dream. In her heart she believes that It Is awesomely extravagant to wear silk go~Vns for everyday, and she thinks that tatting is quite as good a fnish for neck and sleeves as this real lace that can never be washed with 'honest yellow soap and water. "But I've got to Iive up to my son Will- Jam's irises," she says with a comical sigh. '~l'hough sometimes I do Jest long for a dinner of corned beef and cabbage instead of one of these hero course things where I get hungry while they're changin' plates." Then for a little while she is silent. Perhaps she is thinking of the time when those little knotted hands were red and hard from toil and those lit- fie feet were always a~wcary from con~ stant trudging on the farm. ~Phen she bursts into another peal of laughter. "But the most ridiculous thing Will- Iam and Mettle ha~ tried yet was to say I must have a maid all to myself --not a hired girl, but a real maid to fuss around and do up my hair and lace my shoes and all them kind of things. "So they got me one. She w~ s gay piece, with one of those ~msky noses that I never could abide, still I guess she meant all right. But the first day she most setme plum4) crazy! "~. I Jest couldn't ~hink of enough things to keep her ~oin'.. ~naily I i ,ays: Maria, I'll :t make 'a bargain i with you. I'll lot you alone if you'lI let me alone. ~You can have every aft- ernoon and evening ~| out if you'll let me d~ up my own hair and lace my own Shoes~ You can set in your little room to the back a my bedroom when you ain't out, and then If I should wast anything ~'ll sen~l for yo~.' "Well, Maria was agreed to this. an~ we got along first class. Every o~ut in awhile V~flliam or .Mattie Ud ask me if I enjoyed my maid and I atlas said yes, for it wasn't no untruth, for after Maria left me to my owe devices she was a real com~kn-t. Then one day ~ William and M~ttie ~w my maid traipsing around when they thought she was on duty. They begun to make inquiries and then the~ whole ~ory come out. "Do you know, I ,Jest felt like I had been caught stealing? But t wouldn't iet 'era blame M&rie~ for ghe*d Jut done exactly what I told her to do. I paid her o let me alone--and she done It. But when William and M~ttle caught me I acted Jest that sheepish. Flnally I up and told them the whole thtn~ and ,how I had Jest kept a maid to plem them. . ~'The~ William laughed till I w~ m~nz waa When he come to he said that I shouldn't'] any more if I didn't want one. He said "he wanted me to do jest what I Ple~d. IdiOt had a ~Uo~ tO say that I could lspense with a good man~; of these ehi~en flxin s, but I didn't, for onot I heard him say to Mettle:" "The things can do for my mother Is the most comfort I get out Of my moneY;" Wlll- lam'e as good a son u (we=" was o~ thIs earth, so I Jest try tO plea~ him by goln' round all togged u~ a~d llvln" up to ~his idees as well as I can. But I Wo~ld relish some corn beef gml cabbage, blled ul~ togetherl" The first law ~ptinst Sunday h~ In Indlana was pined lu lilY.