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rooms are characteristically finished, notably
a Moorish room, perhaps copied from some
hall oi the Alhambra. Added to all its other
delights a noble pipe organ built into the
structure. We went into Mrs. Hopkins' own
room, an immense room finished in ebony,
inlaid with pearl, but having iron doors
(with huge bolts csaed in blue felt; here,
perhaps, its mistress, with her treasures and
jewels, felt secure. And to call this a home !
I looked in vain to find one cosy corner
where a body might feel at home of a stormy
evening. But more than this what a tragedy,
what a folly spoke from these wall ! Two
childless people by no means young set to
work to astonish the public. The man dies
before the house is ever finished. After
awhile the widow furnishes it at enormous ex
pense, lives in it, with twenty-five servants,
for a space of eleven months, leaves it, and
builds another house in Massachusetts, shuts
this house up with a few care-takers and
goes to the Atlantic shore ; dies herself, and
leaves this house to an adopted son who sells
it fo her second husband (the clerk of the
furnishing house she employed in fitting it
up). This second husband has actually had
to offer a large bonus to get somebody to
take it who will not be taxed, to-wit : the
And now, last act in the drama, the state
presents this palace to the U. of C. for the
perpetual use of its students.
The thousands, perhaps millions, that went
to the building of this structure came from
the golden-seamed sides of the Sierras. They
profit nothing him who wrought to accumu
late them and now have gone back to the
original owner, to be useful and fruitful in the
education of the young men of the Golden
The sons of toil and poverty will gain the
wisdom of the ages in these tapestried halls,
and if a relentless Nemesis ordains that the
builders win no glory, though what they
builded stands, and is glorified in its use
who will not declare that even the folly of
the foolish shall become the treasure of the
wise and Nature receive her own again, en
riched by fruitful use.
New Boolis in the Library.
Adams, J. Q.
Memoirs edited by C. F. Adam., 10 vol.
American Newspaper Directory.
Description of nil the newspapers and periodicals pub
lished in the United States and Canada.
Bartlet, John. Familiar Quotations, 1891.
Traces to their sources passages and phrases in com
mon use. v
Brewer, E. C. Historic Note Book.
Gxplains allusions made to historical events, acts of
parliament, treaties and customs in books, speeches and
Brewer, E. C. Reader's Hand Book of
Allusions, References, Plots and Stories.
Gives brief accounts of such names as arc used in
allusions and references, gives the plot of popular
dramas, the story of epic poems and the outline of well
Champlain & Perkins. Cyclopedia of
Painters and Painting.
Most comprehensive work of the kind published.
Fiske, John. American Revolution, 2 vol.
Fletcher, W. I., ed. A. L. A. Index to
Following the plan of Poole's Index, it analyzes all
the principal works of a collective nature.
Frey, A. R. Sobriquets and Nicknames.
Jones, Owen. Grammar of Ornament.
Kobbe, Gustave. Wagner's Life and
Latimer, E. W. France in the 19th Cen
tury. Lewes, G. H. Principles of Success in
Lowell, J. R. Latest Literary Essays.
Matson, Henry. References for Literary
Contains valuable references on 324 subjects, a boon
to debating societies.
Mathews, Brander. Americanisms and
Perkins, J. B. France under Mazarin.
Phillips, L. B. Dictionary of Biograph-.
Contains over 100,000 names, being an' index to the
biographical literature of Europe and -America.
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